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Archive for September, 2010

Northwest Passage open!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Northwest Passage, the sea route from the East coast to Alaska along the shore of North America is open! This is the third straight year it’s been open after being ice bound for something like 6,000 to 8,500 years.

Arctic ice cover 9-15-2010

I expect that for kids growing up now it will always be open, and only news if a particularly cold year closes it.

The creepy imagery of Beck’s book

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Shakepeare’s Sister posted on the very cover of The Overton Window, a thriller by Glenn Beck. I haven’t read it, but the plot is described as weak Randianism dumped in a Mixmaster with a thrillerish suppression of conservatives by the establishment and counterrevolution story.

Cover of The Overton Window

He points out the the Statue of Liberty has been turned into a man. But it gets odder than that!

Statue of Liberty

The other really strange thing is the viewpoint. It’s the back of the statue. And it’s been turned to face Manhattan. Why? I did a search of pictures of the Statue of Liberty and none of the first hundred were a back view. All showed the face, either full on or from the side to include Manhattan. I don’t know what to make of it, but it creeps me out!