First of all, the 86th Tangled Bank blog carnival is on-line here, featuring an article by me that you have already read, but featuring also science-based articles by other people, most of which are rather good.
Second of all, a big cheer for the Heathrow airport protesters:
I think we have all become aware that the only way to force the motionless mass of world government to do anything about the impending climate catastrophe to hit them hard and remind them who got their smug fat arses into power in the first place. Go you protesters, and let’s hope that the rest of the world’s population explodes in a similar manner (except in Sweden, where the State always fixes everything forever and nobody ever needs to protest because the neighbours might start to talk).
And third of all, isn’t it great when the stock markets take a slide? I just adore seeing photos of stock brokers pulling their hair out in anguish. Didn’t somebody tell these morons that one day it goes up, and one day it goes down? No new boat for you, you flaccid-dicked plonker. No fat SUV or holiday home in Florida. No more playing with other people’s money. Welcome to reality, you turd.
And keep in mind, currency suckers of the world–one day very soon, when it becomes clear that the world’s natural resources are being scraped dry, then the markets will slide once again, this time for good, and your well-pampered arses will fly from the windows to make interesting stains on the road below. And then, at last, we may have found a use for you.
People have warned me that I shouldn’t be so happy about the stock market sliding, because I might even lose my job. To that I can only answer – good, bring it on. I can survive on a low income – I have no mortgage, no credit-card bill and no consumption addiction to feed. How will the rest of you manage?