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202 seconds to London

A chilling segment from what I assume to be Putin-approved Russian television.  It’s little wonder the DC-Progs don’t want easy access to this sort of thing by Americans. Not relaxing. Nothing you want up on the scoreboard video during the 7th-inning stretch.

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  • gwbnyc April 29, 2022, 5:19 PM

    Are we ever shown anything without purpose?

    I don’t know.

  • ghostsniper April 29, 2022, 5:26 PM

    teetering on the edge

  • tallowpot April 29, 2022, 5:32 PM

    Considering human nature, my Father thought nuclear war was inevitable some day. He didn’t know if he’d still be alive to see it, but thought I likely would be. I was hoping he’d be wrong.

    • gwbnyc April 29, 2022, 6:19 PM

      plain as day, in his own times to now.


  • CA April 29, 2022, 6:18 PM

    With Ghost.
    Far closer than most can imagine, let alone accept.

    Get right with those you have offended or who have offended you. Ask God for help.

    Hope folks are tracking with Michael Yon:


    RTWT. Focus on who kicks off, in his opinion.

    Thanks to GVDL for all that he has done over the years in making me a better and wiser person. Same gratitude to everyone here who has done the same.

    • Ice Picked Slim April 29, 2022, 7:53 PM

      Fuck that tub of lard.
      What the fuck does that cultist drumpf-Tard know, other than gluttony and being a hired whore for the AFCLF and People’s CON Inc.

      • ghostsniper April 30, 2022, 4:02 AM

        Probably a good idea to not slam doors or burn bridges, but rather keep all options open. Just sayin’.

        • Gordon Scott May 1, 2022, 8:47 AM

          Measured, patient deliberation? Who are you and what have you done with our hair-trigger Ghostsniper?

  • Shinmen Takezo April 29, 2022, 6:47 PM

    202 seconds until a missile detonates in London?!
    This is a bad thing?

    • Mike Austin May 1, 2022, 4:17 AM

      Of all the nodes of Globohomo around the world, London is the Mother City—even more than Washington DC.

  • SemperFi, 0321 April 29, 2022, 6:51 PM

    My family home is Konigsberg (Gollau) OP, now I understand why the Soviets wanted it so badly. Another step closer to the City of London.

  • ThisIsNotNutella April 29, 2022, 7:39 PM

    Robert Kagan’s bolt hole isn’t in London, so that’s OK.

  • Ice Picked Slim April 29, 2022, 7:51 PM

    MOAR votin’, you GOPsucking soy’s

    • ThisIsNotNutella April 29, 2022, 8:15 PM

      I think we have a fan of the always entertaining Big Country Expat with us today.

      Sir, would you be interested in my new online course? Lawn Care with Claymores. Comes with bonus free insulin pump and a genuine fiberglass reproduction Dime Store Indian with double-wide mounting kit.

      • Terry April 29, 2022, 8:35 PM

        T I N N. Very well done. The leftists are in open air and the maggots are having a feeding frenzy on their stench.

      • Dirk April 29, 2022, 9:03 PM

        Nutella, dammit, I spit up my one designated shot of Don Julio Tequila, onto the fire. Absolutely classic response!

        Mr Yon, nuke nuke nuke nuke. 51% amazing really,,,,, Another send money quickly your secret decoder rings in the mail. Along with a copy of the secret plans of where to hide before the big one.

        Biggy, at least he knows he’s a touched,,,,actually pretty entertaining, for a guy who can’t balance his check book, starts EVERY tale off with I’m broke, send money, for cheap ass beer. I should have been the boss, if they only did it my way.

        Pete, “WRSA” solid as the day is long. My grand boys love him to heaven and back. We all miss him

        About that shot, at 160.00a bottle, can’t afford to spit it up.

        • ThisIsNotNutella April 29, 2022, 9:47 PM


          That’s a pricey Tequila! Does it come with a bespoke worm? Must get some in under my bridge (being a Troll and all) as a hedge against inflation.

          Agreed re Yon cf. Big Country. Yon is BoomerCon Just-So Stories and the Grift. Always with the Grift. Too much Plastic, not enough Human. And now to Something Completely Different: Got a soft spot for BCE. He’s right out of Carl Hiaasen’s worst libtard nightmares about Florida Swamp Critters and in kind of a permanent tough spot because for every Sheep Dog with Veteran Benefits, there’s sharp-eyed camp follower wallowing in wait. Good guy to be about 50 paces behind when SHTF I’m sure. Sure as hell wouldn’t want to be downrange. Guy has got a kind of wry self-awareness about where his worst enemy lies which adds to the spice.

          • TINVOWOOT April 30, 2022, 6:28 PM

            The keyboard warriors sure do get upset with Yon when he’s out there on the ground experiencing what he’s writing about. Travel isn’t cheap for an independent. All this shit posting on websites is affordable on muh Social Security and VA checks.

            • ThisIsNotNutella April 30, 2022, 8:50 PM

              Yon is pretty brave in getting out there. But ultimately if you’re paying him, it’s to support a vagabond lifestyle he loves — not to get the pure unvarnished Truth… because the pure unvarnished Truth about what humans do to each other in conflicts doesn’t neatly align with any one potential source of subscription dollars. That being said, he’s a source of information to be added to the mix. But not interested in the hard sell or in paying for it.

              Slightly off on a tangent, gotta credit Yon with inadvertently waking me up to something a bit icky going on around the 2019 protests in HK. He showed up in HK and immediately the NGO Twitterati, both local and offshore, immediately started trying to dox him to the police for doing what *they* (the progs) were doing: pouring gasoline on the fire. Took me a while to get my stupid naive head around the idea that there were significant elements of Color Revolution going on behind the scenes attempting to steer legitimate popular discontent into pathways which were, shall we say, counter-productive.

            • Dirk May 1, 2022, 6:40 AM

              TIN, apparently I missed your street creds? Care to share your current status. Or do you need a small stipend aswell. The current crop of secret squirrel decoder rings are a hit by the way.

              Could you guys come up with a jr ray gun. That would be slick.

              • Mike Austin May 1, 2022, 9:19 AM

                The idea that one must live something to understand it or possess credibility in the subject under discussion is called “The Experience Fallacy”. A man’s “street creds” are irrelevant. Either what the man says is true or it is not.

          • Gordon Scott May 1, 2022, 8:53 AM

            “Bespoke worm” that’ll make you spit-take yer pricey booze.

  • Gringo Viejo April 29, 2022, 8:37 PM

    I’m stating this for 2 purposes. It’s cathartic for me and it illustrates how quickly things can change.
    My brother emailed me on April 8th and told me he’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which had metastasized to his liver and kidneys. His birthday was April 18th, he turned 70 years old. He died yesterday morning April 28th. 20 days. Start to Finish. I’m hurtin’.

    • gwbnyc April 29, 2022, 8:44 PM

      All condolences.
      I hope it was a merciful twenty days.

    • Dirk April 29, 2022, 9:05 PM

      Gringo. prayers out. So sorry for your loss, your in our prayers.

    • ThisIsNotNutella April 29, 2022, 9:53 PM

      Condolences Gringo.

      Not much help, but really 20 days give or take is Merciful, which has nothing to do with Good or Desirable. You’ll be a while processing it. Never really goes away, but neither should it.

      And you’re right that we all live every moment under the sword and ought to think more on this.

      Sorry for your loss.

      • ghostsniper April 30, 2022, 4:07 AM

        “And you’re right that we all live every moment under the sword and ought to think more on this.”

    • SteveS April 30, 2022, 8:28 AM

      So sorry for the loss of your brother Gringo. A blessing though that his suffering was shortened. I have a friend with metastasized breast cancer. It’s been 8 years and it’s spread everywhere. Excruciating, agonizing pain she lives with daily. On the other hand, one year ago this morning, April 30, we received a phone call from UCLA that they might have new lungs for my wife. She had been suffering from debilitating lung disease for 5 years and waiting on the transplant list for four. Well, a rough year of recovery sees her now doing well, able to live like she hasn’t in years. During those first months of recovery everything was stripped away all we had was our faith in Gods goodness. Let’s not succumb to fatalism and negativity. Remember 2 Chronicles 7:14

    • SteveS April 30, 2022, 8:31 AM

      So sorry for the loss of your brother Gringo. A tragedy but a blessing though that his suffering was shortened. I have a friend with metastasized breast cancer. It’s been 8 years and it’s spread everywhere. Excruciating, agonizing pain she lives with daily. On the other hand, one year ago this morning, April 30, we received a phone call from UCLA that they might have new lungs for my wife. She had been suffering from debilitating lung disease for 5 years and waiting on the transplant list for four. Well, a rough year of recovery sees her now doing well, able to live like she hasn’t in years. During those first months of recovery everything was stripped away all we had was our faith in Gods goodness. Let’s not succumb to fatalism and negativity. Remember 2 Chronicles 7:14

  • Crikey the Clown April 29, 2022, 9:27 PM

    All of this was avoidable. How hard would it have been to agree not to mass your troops and weapons on Russia’s physical borders? I don’t think they were asking to much. And now psychopaths who probably have never been in a physical fight in their lives think that Russia is bluffing.

    • Jack April 30, 2022, 9:00 AM

      That has been my thought from the very friggin’ get go but people enjoy pissing each other off and making their lives miserable far more than they enjoy any other thing. It begins with trite sibling BS as children and escalates to what we are seeing today.

      The basis of that conflict is as old as civilization and probably the only nation that ignores borders and threats from the outside is the asinine US under Biden who doesn’t consider them important or their breach a threat.

      That old Russian actually believes that one missile into the heart of Britannia will show the world just how tough and repulsive the Russians can be, as if that fact is completely unknown within context, without an immediate and completely fatal result, first for Russia, and then for the planet.

    • Arty May 1, 2022, 6:22 PM

      Agreed. This was the most preventable war I can recall. If a hostile entity was putting nukes on our border I would expect our government to do something about it.

  • Casey Klahn April 29, 2022, 9:36 PM

    The Russian (former Soviet) nuke forces may be in the same condition as the rest of their armed forces (which are in, excuse my army: shit shape). Inbred corruption for probably 30 years has ruined Russia’s ground forces; why would the nuclear forces not suffer some similar degradation? I know: elite forces. But the top down has bred the failed army.

    However, I also think that if I’m going to be run through with a bayonet, I want it to be sharp, and not rusty and dull. For instance, if their 20 MT yield H Bomb goes off at all, it’s much better for everyone if it hits its military target, and not the population zone half a state away.

    Speaking of corruption: our forces. I mean, by that, from the top down, they are utter tools and unashamedly political. But, one must pray that somewhere in the ranks, there are serious officers and NCOs, who are watching every Russian bomb they can watch, and keeping tabs on them. Please. I fear, and I mean this seriously, that the Biden admin is directing the nuke watchers to take hundreds of hours of CRT, and Transphobia classes, rather than watching the nukes. Wasn’t it Obama that had NASA glad-handing Muzzies and not looking at space?

    The taking heads in this show are just trying to scare us. It’s juvenile hour on TV.

    • ghostsniper April 30, 2022, 4:10 AM

      IOW, when it goes down it will be clown actors all the way and the rest of us get dragged along just because. Think I’ll dig a 3rd basement in the bottom of my bolt hole.

  • Foo April 29, 2022, 9:54 PM

    This appears to be Russia’s version of InfoWars, or MSNBC, pick your flavor of group unhinged crazy paranoia for eyeballs.

    The real unknown is how many sheep follow this cult.

  • Speller April 30, 2022, 4:50 AM

    This Russian clown, who apparently is advocating a nuclear strike on UK, seems not to be aware of the fact that UK has a Trident submarine which by itself is capable of destroying all of Russia’s major cities.

    • Jack April 30, 2022, 9:30 AM

      That extremely short sighted asshole should not be permitted to speak but I wouldn’t mind hearing him gasp while being garroted by someone in his country who isn’t a psychopath. You are right though, most Russians would end up staring into the light of a fireball, just as did the Japanese; and the great, great majority of them do not deserve that.

  • Speller April 30, 2022, 5:02 AM

    This Russian clown seems to be unaware that UK has 4 Vanguard class submarines armed with Trident missiles floating around the world’s oceans, probably in proximity of Russia. Where else?
    Each boat carrying silos full of MIRVed hot tamales capable of obliterating all or most of Russia’s major cities. Mutually assured destruction, Ivan, learn the concept.

    • Gordon Scott May 1, 2022, 10:47 AM

      It is reminiscent of John Keegan’s The Third World War: August 1985. The Russians figure it’s now or never, and the Fulda Gap becomes the racetrack. It’s bad but Western forces hold some places. Finally the Russians concentrate fresh divisions for a final push to Paris, only to have that concentration bombed to senselessness by 60 B-52s, just before dawn. And that’s it: the Russkis hold a big piece of western Europe, but they cannot seal the deal.

      Some Russki decides to make a point, and Birmingham in the UK receives a nuke. The US and UK immediately respond with a missile each on Minsk. Finally cooler heads prevail in the Politburo, and negotiations begin.

      When I was stationed in the UK in 1982, I went through one exercise inside the alternate command post. I got to know one of the intel guys. He showed me the maps of the battle in Germany. It was the third day. There were red and blue mushroom cloud stickers indicating a NUDET. Not long after it went from a tactical exchange to a general nuke war. And then the exercise was over. He told me the exercises always ended like that.

  • Dirk April 30, 2022, 9:30 AM

    I’d be for more concerned about the Iranians pulling the trigger on the nukes,,,,,,Obama and his meat puppet the Delaware Douche are about to allow.

    But hey Ukraines winning! What we gotta worry about.

    • Jack May 1, 2022, 7:58 AM

      Ya got a point but nukes is nukes, no matter who serves them up. As far as the Iranians, their nukes don’t have the range to hit much more than hated Israel or Greece maybe if the wind is right.

      One thing seems certain though, one fine day and probably sooner than later, some furiously religious islamic nut or some angry politically/militarily vodka empowered fool is going to launch a nuke that he cannot call back and then the game will be on.

      • ThisIsNotNutella May 1, 2022, 6:23 PM

        I’m not entirely convinced that the Iranian leadership is as nutty and irrational as we’re told.

        1. Think for a moment about WHO has been telling us this forever and what *their* motivations might be.

        2. It’s now 33 years since the Shah got the boot. The Iranians have shown interest in only three serious types of bellicosity since the initial fervor of revolution died down and the vanguard and their hangers on settled in to the spoils and became plutocrats and very comfortable respectively:

        (i) Smiting the Jews from time to time. The Jews similarly revel in the smallest excuses to Smite back, so all’s well with that. Of course one day could escalate to a nuclear exchange. Cool… Sit back and watch and send felicitations to the winner and drop a wreath from orbit on the glowing loser. Be all the Henry Kissinger you were meant to be!

        (ii) Various proxy wars against Sunnis and (again… do they never sleep at night?) the Jews. Basically a fun house mirror image of the foreign policy of the USA (fight proxy wars against Sunnis and Shias *for* the Jews), so what’s not to like? There’s probably even a Persian Version of Apple Pie. I do seem to remember a website called Persian Kitty back in the day. Pie… Kitty… For sure there must be!

        (iii) David Goldman whom I can’t get enough of in the non-Ginsbergian sense theorises that Iran has to make a serious play for regional hegemony because of a bunch of demographic factors similar to those which drove Germany to take on France before the military age male population curves crossed over. Perhaps.

        In all of the above, the smart move is to sit it out and pick over the ruins. Not get involved. And again, I see little evidence that the Mullahs are insane. They believe stuff we find bonkers (turnabout is fair here) and study huge codes of legal precedent to govern their lives (Qom, Baby… it’s like Harvard Law with Hangings)… Despite what we’re told, not suddenly going to get some dervish dancing Twelver pushing red buttons while suicide bombing the the Wailing Wall on a flying carpet. They’re just a bunch of Mean Muslim Motherfuckers… Big Whoop.

        • Mike Austin May 1, 2022, 9:50 PM

          My interest in any nuclear war between Israel and Iran is zero. If two nations want to kill each other, let them. As for the mullahs, they are no better and no worse than any other murderous dictators that prowl about this earth. Their one area of competence is brutalizing other Iranians. That and pedophilia. Their master Muhammed was a practitioner of that art, and he married his wife Aisha when she was 7 years old.

          Swell guy. Swell religion. Swell mullahs.

  • Callmelennie April 30, 2022, 12:24 PM

    This is a little OT, but I clicked on to AD to post this … I’d been following our man in Mariupol, Patrick Lancaster, religiously for about 6 weeks and I couldnt help but notice he hasnt posted anything in 6 days after posting some kind of video every day since hostilities began.

    Similar unaccounted for silences for people in bad situations have not turned out well; just recently, a old high school acquaintance posted that he went into the hospital for Covid and then went silent. And then there was Remus and even our humble Master of Ceremonies, Gerard. So, prayers for Patrick

  • Callmelennie April 30, 2022, 12:49 PM

    One more thing: Stumbled on a map of Ukraine divided into areas by percentage of Russian and Ukrainian speakers. Mariupol is in the Donets Republic, the population of which is 75% Russian speakers. This would mean that a large majority of Mari civvies are Russians. This is a point Patrick was always trying to illustrate, the war criminals were the Ukrainians .. at least, the militant, white supremacist Ukrainian militias. And seeing as how the Russian atrocities in Mariupol are a fundamental premise in the PSYOP war justifying further expansion of the war, it should cause everyone to rethink everything they know about this situation.

    Think about Bucha. The Russians did not withdraw in a panic. It was an orderly withdrawal from an area that was no longer stategically significant. And yet the Russian commander, knowing full well that the war crimes narrative is vital to Ukraine’s getting more weapons from NATO .. . this dude simply left dead civilians lying in piles in the street for the enemy to find and exploit. Made no attempt at all to conceal the criminal activity. Unlike the Nazis of WWII who expended more effort destroying the evidence of mass murders when the tide of war turned than they did commiting them in the first place

  • Fletcher Christian April 30, 2022, 2:27 PM

    I’ve said this before, but…

    I think that one of the reasons for the Crazy Years we are living through, with duty an obsolete concept and self-gratification top of the list for almost everyone, is that the entire civilised world (at least in its trappings) has been living, for 70+ years, under the shadow of Ragnarök. Awake and asleep, anyone who can think at all has in the back of his mind the knowledge that at any time, at the whim of some maniac or even because some software bug rears its ugly head, it all could end – and be replaced with a post-apocalyptic horror worthy of a Lovecraft, or worse.

    That thought can’t be good for society. “Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die” is not a healthy thought.

    I remember, clear as day, a nightmare I had when I was a kid. In the dream, I was playing in the playground when suddenly there was a brilliant white flash – and then pure white ash started settling on me and on the ground. I woke up screaming.

    At the age of seven.

    • SLM April 30, 2022, 2:43 PM

      We might be the same age, Fletcher. For me, growing up in the 50s-60s meant nearly daily reminders that we were under the threat of imminent annihilation: designated fallout shelters all around town, air raid sirens being regularly tested, duck & cover drills at school, nike missiles in the metro area poised and ready.

      • Mens Bellator April 30, 2022, 3:28 PM

        It was then that we learned that we were, at its core, at the mercy of madmen. Thus we went on, living our lives day-to-day, knowing but ignoring the fact that we may die any day.

    • ghostsniper April 30, 2022, 2:55 PM

      A mental scar that can never go away.
      Always there, in the recesses, always reminding, always taunting.
      When Pandora’s box has been opened….it can never be shut.

    • ThisIsNotNutella April 30, 2022, 4:21 PM

      Anything for a Dollar. Anything to make those infuriatingly optimistic Cattle more neurotic so that one didn’t feel so much a Stranger in a Strange Land. Plus the old came so near and yet now so far Trotskyite strain in the blood raging against the Betrayal a lot, but always, always, against the Present Host more.

      Something tells me that the Soviets’ children didn’t grow up watching The Day After and being scared out of their wits on the conscious level and ravaged in the other collective place the Jungians go on about by *their* Un-free Press. And we all know (don’t we just) that a Free Media free to be owned by all the same kind of people is just the ticket to a happy place with flying cars and moon bases and a Thomas Sowell on every street corner.

      Interestingly, the Russians had their most recent Crazy Decade in the 90s when their world fell apart and the Carpet Baggers ran rampant. It’s left a lot of scars. They’re still in Never Again Mode. We tend to ignore this at our peril.

  • Gringo Viejo April 30, 2022, 2:58 PM

    Thanks to all for your thoughtful condolences. I appreciate it.

  • Callmelennie May 1, 2022, 6:31 AM

    Looks like I was premature about Patrick Lancaster. He is back with a new video, shot in a village outside Mariupol. He said he spent a week inside Russia celebrating Orthodox Easter with his family.

    Of course, my speculation wasn’t too crazy. If the Ukromilitias caught wind of who he is and what he’s doing, they would probably put a hit out on him. He’d be an easy kill shot because he’s an unarmed person near the front lines who has another person pointing a camera at him. It would be easy to make him. Hes a very brave lad. One more thing — he may have served at least one four year stint in the US Navy

  • Mike Austin May 1, 2022, 9:44 AM

    To understand what nuclear war entails one would have to understand:

    1. ICBM
    2. MARV
    3. MIRV
    4. Cone
    5. Circular Error Probable
    6. Warhead
    7. Decoys
    8. Launch Phase
    9. Booster Phase
    10. Midcourse Phase
    11. Re-entry Phase
    12. Throw Weight
    13. ABM
    14. First Strike
    15. MAD

    And so on. Those are the basics. Briefly stated, once an ICBM launches, it is fiendishly difficult—read “impossible”—to shoot it down or disable it. During re-entry phase you will face possibly ten warheads heading toward different targets, as well as dozens of decoys.

    So the short story is: There is no real defense against an enemy nuclear strike. All the receiving end can do is launch its own ICBMs before they are destroyed on the ground.

    And that is when the fun begins. Have a nice day.

    • Casey Klahn May 1, 2022, 12:11 PM

      What mitigates the damage is when the first round of attacks takes out some of the other guys nukes. Also early on the target list is the command and control, which, if nuked, means the enemy may not get off his second phase of launches.

      Good to know it isn’t Carl Sagan’s soggy dream of nuclear winter. However: it’s unbelievably serious if a launch does happen.

      • Mike Austin May 1, 2022, 12:22 PM

        I could never buy into the Carl Sagan hagiography. Besides the fact that he was a hater of Christianity, he strayed into areas about which he knew nothing. His fantasy of “nuclear winter” was one such.

        I live in Oklahoma City, a few miles from Tinker AFB—which is a target for sure.

        • Gordon Scott May 1, 2022, 9:14 PM

          Shoot, Tinker survived two tornadoes five days apart in 1948, another in 1999 and very near misses other times. A little nuke ain’t gonna bother them none.

          • Mike Austin May 1, 2022, 10:35 PM

            “A little nuke ain’t gonna bother them none.” Perhaps not, but it would bother me plenty.

    • ThisIsNotNutella May 1, 2022, 6:36 PM

      Ah… CEP.

      Delving in early postwar Soviet high school and university maths textbooks (Dover has reprints of translations of some of these) often written by the best Academicians: guys like Kolmogorov, Pontryagin, etc., many years ago I noticed a distinct martial tone to some of the problem sets. A step up from ‘If it takes x tractors to… ‘ were the CEP questions – books being pre-ICBM was all about artillery and heavy machine gun round impacts.

      • CML May 1, 2022, 8:08 PM

        One of the tell tale signs of a totalitarian ideology driven public sector is the infiltration of ideological concerns into children’s math word problems. The Third Reich did it; communists did it as you are illustrating and our own public schools are now doing. I saw beginnings of this 20 years ago on my own daughter’s math homework

        Know where you didnt see it? In Catholic elementary schools or high schools. Never a hint of religious concerns in math word problems. I went to these schools for twelve years, so I know

        • ThisIsNotNutella May 1, 2022, 8:49 PM

          That was then. I fear that if you were to attend such a school in the Current Year you might now find that maths problems revolved around Shaniqua’s EBT Card balance and Jonaquious’s percentage sentence reduction for copping a plea. Plus of course erudite theological debates about how many Pachamamas can be situated on the head of a pin (doubtless used as facial furniture on some purple-haired tranny).

          The Soviets were a bit grey and grim, but Stalin did them a service by killing off all the dangerous Old Bolshevik fanatics… and at least their maths textbooks actually taught mathematics… this probably would not have been the case had the likes of Alexandra Kollontai (to pick a non-Usual Suspect just for a fresh change) not been sidelined. In which case they would have been overrun by the Mid-Century Germans and we’d all be 8% into the One Thousand Years.

  • Bill Leahy May 4, 2022, 7:53 AM

    Enjoyed the lively exchanges, wit and wisdom…with little time to get so involved, I must get by just skimming over the top of such issues. Good to see that some folks take the time to do a serous analysis of the looming problems for out little planet…I’ll leave it at that.