Random Links XIII

Synthetic Telepathyhttp://www.physorg.com/news137863959.html

Female Preeninghttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2578041/Women-spend-3276-hours-getting-ready.html

“Women spend 3,276 hours getting ready.”

Corporations & Profit Maximization:

http://creativecapitalism.typepad.com/creative_capitalism/2008/08/profit-maximiza.html

Gay Gene:

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn14543-bisexuality-passed-on-by-hyperheterosexuals-.html

SSK Hunting:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20080202.aspx

Encouraging to read, IVO foreign SSK purchases over the years.

The Sub That Couldn’t Shoot Straight:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20080114.aspx

Russian quality control.

Brazilian Anarchy:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/04/langewiesche200704

World Water Supply:

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/mg19926700.100-looming-water-crisis-simply-a-management-problem.html

Given that the US has a comparative advantage in food production (in terms of land, energy, & technology), it may be worthwhile to let other countries become dependent on our food exports.  Gives us leverage in crises (e.g., war, famine), and bulks up our trade balance otherwise.

Economic Impact of Avian Flu:

http://www.secureworldexpo.com/articles/?p=13

Pandemic & Civilizational Downfall:

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/mg19826501.400-will-a-pandemic-bring-down-civilisation.html

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/mg19826501.500-why-the-demise-of-civilisation-may-be-inevitable.html

Oath of Fealty in Dubai:

http://worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=10224

http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/25/ziggurat-dubai-carbon-neutral-pyramid-will-house-1-million/

Population Decline & Wages:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a4JYSXJgkh0Y&refer=home

Shrinking workforce + constant demand for labor = higher wages.  We may want to keep this in mind when writing immigration policy….

Infrastructure Privatization:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/business/27fund.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/20/business/20scene.html

IQ & Neuroscience:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=high-aptitude-minds&print=true

Importance of American Naval Power:

http://www.investorsinsight.com/blogs/john_mauldins_outside_the_box/archive/2007/04/12/the-limitations-and-necessity-of-naval-power.aspx

http://www.stratfor.com/geopolitical_diary_wednesday_march_3_2004

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/u_s_naval_dominance_and_importance_oceans

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/u_s_naval_dominance_and_ssn

http://www.stratfor.com/bams_role_furthering_u_s_naval_dominance

Americans often forget that oceans work both ways.

Fighter Jet Obsolescence?:

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/fighter_jet_still_top_gun

Pournelle Airpower Debate:

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail558.html#air1

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail558.html#air2

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail559.html#airpower

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail559.html#airpower2

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail560.html#f35

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail561.html#endfpri

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/2009/Q1/mail561.html#Friday

Geopolitics of US Enemies:

Russia:  http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/russia_problem

Iran:  http://www.investorsinsight.com/blogs/john_mauldins_outside_the_box/archive/2008/07/24/the-geopolitics-of-iran.aspx

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