…that couldn’t be solved by killing a bunch of Europeans.
Seriously. They always do this. They keep screwing themselves up, until finally taking on a charismatic and psychotic Big Daddy seems like a good idea. C’mon, we all know it’s going to happen. Why don’t we get ahead of the curve this time?
Don’t forget that wiping the floor with Europe—yes, including Great Britain—is a great pick-me-up. America’s best times are always right after curb-stomping Continentals.
Let’s do this! Choose a patsy, I’m not picky about the specifics. Any Euros will do.
Well, except Grand Fenwick.
Merkel needs to be put on trial for treason. In Davos she said that the EU commissions are turning into defacto government and we must accept that. Her idea of democracy is one of “we must accept what non-elected groups do”. No EU commission members has ever been elected, none of the EU commissars (I know, they’re called commissioners in English, but in German they’re outright called commissars) has any democratic legitimization to do his job.
And Bloomberg…. I give you this article: http://www.bloomberg.com/consumer-spending/2012-01-20/the-real-cost-of-being-a-video-gamer.html#slide3
Read it closely, especially the part about “souping up” (nobody uses that term in the scene).
Yeah, it’s dictatorship-by-committee all around the place these days, isn’t it? I think I prefer the old-school tyrants.
But did anyone notice the funny thing in the Bloomberg article? Well, apart from the “journalist” not having anything even remotely like a clue.
This is the funny part “Warren says hard-core gamers often soup up systems by adding motherboards, boosting RAM and optimizing graphics.”
Yeah, let’s add motherboards to our motherboards.
The problem with the world is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
I think the technical name is “grandmotherboard”.
Niven and Pournelle came up with a classic saying about stupidity: “call it evolution in action”. And you’re right. It’s tempting–oh, so very tempting–to let the lemmings be free-range.
Let’s change sides: USA and GB can join Germany and pillage France. That would be fun. Then we can head east and rescue all those hot Eastern European babes from the Ruskies.
Hmm. A lot of the hot E.E. babes are already coming here and displacing hard-working American models and harlots. But those are the brassy, ambitious ones. The shy librarian types probably stay at home.
…I’m sold! Belarus here we come!
You can have them all. I stick with Japan.
I vote we go with the Carolla Plan.