Remember Andy Beal? Now firmly back in his industry of expertise, he penned this letter in today’s Wall Street Journal. Read it and think. To: Mr. Ben Bernanke Please DON”T PUT GARBAGE in the FEDERAL RESERVE “Dear Mr. Bernanke: I was afraid that if simply wrote you this letter you might never see it. I […]Read More Sage Words
Apparently, the little paper boy has grown up and now works for Bear Stearns. Good thing, too, since they’re going to need his help to get their $2/share that they’ve been offered by JPMorgan in a last minute bailout. This is still just the beginning of a VERY ugly period in the financial markets, folks. […]Read More I want my $2!!!
(courtesy of the Old Space Cadet) A recent article (1) by Davide Marchiori and Massimo Warglien and an accompanying commentary (2) by Michael Cohen describes an apparent human characteristic that could explain the dorkiness of space cadets. I have often wondered why otherwise intelligent people (space-cadets) can be so obtuse and uncooperative in furthering their […]Read More Dorky Space Cadets: An Hypothesis
Private Orbital If only NASA would Leave It still won’t happen I wonder if they’ll publish me in the new Space Frontier Foundation online magazine? BTW, there were a whole slew of posts this week on the Cynic, so please scroll down and get caught up – and thanks for reading!Read More Haikus in Space (or, “The Cosmos is a Poem”)
While I mentioned this topic on my annual year-end Space Show appearance, last December, I’ve decided to expand on it here, in response to specific pleas by regular readers/listeners. (I also want to do this before 2008 gets completely away from me, as it’s beginning to do already.) At last December’s Space Investment Summit (SIS-3), […]Read More Kool-Aid of the Year, 2007
A great man has left our ranks – a man who created a world, nay, WORLDS that were accessible to millions, limited by only our imagination, our weekly allowance/pocket money/whatever, and of course how long our parents would let us stay out playing with 20-sided dice. Yes, my friends, Gary Gygax has fallen. The legendary […]Read More A moment of silence…
I recently received an email alert from the National Space Society (NSS) urging me to contact my Senators to strongly encourage them to reject ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). They lay out a number of interesting, if highly debatable, arguments, including “it can set precedent that would render the even grander […]Read More Who’s Going to Clean Up This Mess..?