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Superpowers

And no, I’m not talking about the ability to turn invisible, though that would be very useful sometimes…

I’m talking about global superpowers, of Cold War proportions. I mentioned in a recent post that the world is taking notice of Asia now that China is the second largest economy in the world, even though the country that previously held that position was also Asian (Japan). Which begs the question, why? Why was Japan no big deal and now it’s China everyone goes “Oh, hello Asia!”

And I’ve come to the conclusion that we just like big things. We like big pizzas, we like big houses and apparently some of us like big butts. And it’s coming to light that we like big countries. We even like America. There I said it. No matter how much they screw everything up and pretend that the rest of the world is theirs to treat how they like, and no matter how stupid some of their citizens appear to be, we like them. We like them cause they’ve given us McDonald’s and Hollywood, and as long as they continue their mud slinging competition with the Middle East we feel safe because we secretly are dumb enough to believe them when they say that’s where all the bad guys in the world come from. And now that China’s gotten big, we like them too. Continue reading

Fireworks

So the fireworks tonight were awesome! Amazing! Incredible! I have no idea how they make them twirl and be multi-coloured and all that jazz. And some were so bright! I’m sure the amount of joules of energy used lighting up the sky in those blindingly bright white ones must be equivalent to thousands of lightbulbs.

Other than wondering how much it cost to put on, how it compares to other displays around the world and how many carbon credits are required to offset so many explosions (which makes me wonder if we could stop America from warring simply by charging them for military emissions) One thing I was thinking: How many of these people who congregated to watch the fireworks would stop to look at the stars on a clear night? Continue reading