My daily paper carried Hitchen's column which I looked forward to. I know that we were poles apart on the issue of Christianity but he was a brilliant writer and a thoughtful one. I'll miss reading his insights. His columns were always stimulating.
Whilst many here today are saddened to learn of the passing of Christopher Hitchens, I'd like to take a moment to recognise another sad loss, that of comic book legend Joe Simon. Chief amongst his accomplishments must be the co-creation of the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America, one of the most enduring characters in all of the comic book medium. I'm glad that Simon lived long enough to see his character realised so wonderfully on the big screen and brought to so many new fans.
quote:But Kim Jong Un is simply "not ready" to rule, said Victor Cha, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an expert on North Korea.
"This is the most opaque regime that is a nuclear weapons state, and now they have a leadership vacuum in which a kid is basically trying to run the country," Cha said. "So it's not a good situation at all."
"In recent months, Kim Jong Un was tied to the disastrous effort to revalue the North Korean currency, RAND's Bruce Bennett, an Asia analyst who has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as South Korean and Japanese militaries."
Trouble was inevitable, everyone knows that a Bruce-based currency is inherently unstable.
I'm amazed it lived that long (and secretly appalled as I detest all chimps).
The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer. -Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53
Moreover that view is a blatantly anti-relativistic one. I'm rather inclined to think that space being relative to time and time relative to location should make such a naive hankering to pin-point an ultimate origin of anything, an aspiration that is not even wrong.
Well, Larni, let's say I much better know what I don't want to say than how exactly say what I do.