The space shuttle is back, safely. So ends the United State’s manned space program. Now we are beggars hitching rides on Russian rockets that are essentially 1960s throwbacks. Who won the space race again?
The heat wave plods on, with rolling blackouts hitting parts of the nation.
The fires burn on, not only in the US, but also in huge parts of Canada. Normally northern NH’s branch of the US Forestry would send experienced and trained firefighters to help. However, they’ve cut back so far on personal that they can’t get a big enough crew together to justify a plane flight.
Health care in the US is a national disgrace. Attempts to fix it only seem to make it worse.
The empire is dying. Americans in many parts of the world are about as popular as Germans were after WWII.
France and German are patching together deals in an attempt to keep the EU a going concern. It’s like watching a juggling act where more and more items keep getting tossed to the juggler. You know it’s going to end badly, but not where all the pieces will fall.
Oil is up around $100/barrel again. That’s after tapping the strategic reserves. Peak oil proponents just nod their head. No one like to hear “I told you so.”
The politicians can’t seem to cut a budget deal. You’d think it wouldn’t be all that hard to figure out how to stab the little guy in the back. If big business could show how they’ve invested in the United States and added good paying jobs, I’d think that maybe they earned their massive tax breaks. I don’t see it.
The beast shuffles off to Babylon.
As for me, I’m going sailing. Ain’t much I can do about the above problems anyway.
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