March 8, 2014

Darkland: "Never daylight savings time, always Earth Hour"


Photo taken by the Expedition 38 crew aboard the international space station of the night view of the Korean Peninsula; North Korea, in the middle, is almost completely dark compared with neighboring South Korea, bottom right, and China, top left.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 8, 2014 10:06 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Never daylight savings time, always Earth Hour.

Posted by: Milo Galt at March 9, 2014 8:29 AM

That's so good I'm stealing it.

Posted by: vanderleun at March 9, 2014 11:52 AM


That is what status does when taken to extremes.

A few years ago The Economist had an article on status. It seems a psychologist did a study, asking people if they would rather be paid $200,000 if everyone they knew was getting paid $150,000, or whether they would rather get paid $300,000 when everyone was paid that same amount.

The large majority said they would rather take the smaller amount, so long as they got more than everyone else.

That is the situation in North Korea. The leadership would rather get the equivalent of what the average well off American gets, and lord it over those who have nothing.

Or, as Caesar replied to one of his lieutenants when asked how he would like to be headman of a dirt-poor village they were passing through: "Better headman here than second man in Rome."

And of course, better to be a billionaire espousing Socialism here, than living in a Capitalist country where there are lots more billionaires.

Despicable, wanting everyone else to be Socialized losers, no? But that's human nature.


Posted by: Smokey at March 9, 2014 2:23 PM

Quoth the Devil in Milton's "Paradise Lost": Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by: Hale Adams at March 9, 2014 4:36 PM

Shouldn't be hard to track a missile from the Norks.
say At a civilian airliner?

Posted by: LaZrtx at March 9, 2014 6:53 PM

Welcome to the new socialist/green dark ages...

Posted by: Tim P at March 10, 2014 6:38 AM