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It's all a bit much [Mar. 14th, 2011|07:03 pm]
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I feel very sad about the continuing devastation in Japan. Definitely too early, at least in my head, to turn this into an argument against nuclear power - or for that matter, ass-covering on nuclear power (it isn't that bad! No one has died from radiation poisoning - yet!). And I say that as a lifelong opponent of nuclear power. Just rescue people, bury the dead, and deal with the emergency. Then pundit on it. If the news cycle hasn't turned to another emergency.

What is it? More people? More globalization? The 24 hour news cycle? It just has seemed like one damn thing after another.

The Girl had an awesome time camping with her Scouts this weekend. Left to our own devices, we walked to the lovely old Westgarth Theatre for the French movie festival. Watched 'Crime D'Amour', which had the usual film noir silliness, but also Kristin Scott Thomas. Sunday, about 15 friends and colleagues came over for a potluck brunch to celebrate two of my PhD students (and 3 others who were there) completing. Brunch is the best meal, particularly when it continues for 7 hours, and potlucks make it so easy. Today, I'm afraid, I worked through Labour Day. Solidarity never.

So home great, world scary. Like usual.
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[User Picture]From: suze2000
2011-03-14 11:03 am (UTC)
I think it's the 24hr news cycle. There's is no letup on ABC24 for those of us with emotions. I heard men on the radio this evening saying "it doesn't affect me directly, so why should I care?" (and this was 774, not Alan Jones). I can't believe anyone could think it doesn't matter.

I still like the moon forces theory about the earthquakes.
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[User Picture]From: caraway_
2011-03-15 09:14 am (UTC)
I think it is the 24 hour news cycle too. Which doesn't make it any less awful for the Japanese.
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[User Picture]From: kassto
2011-03-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
So home great, world scary. Like usual.

This is so you. :)))

PS: Still not talking to your bloody brother. I would be very happy to debate with him whether the quagmire of Vietnam outweighed the huge progressive social changes LBJ enacted on the domestic front. But his scorn is not worth my dealing with. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: caraway_
2011-03-15 09:14 am (UTC)
He has mighty scorn.
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