“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Nuke The Oil Leak
Look, there is a hole 5000 feet down under water into another 20000 feet of rock. Is the diameter of the hole 36 inches?
We know how to set off an underwater nuclear weapon.
If we set off one or several weapons we will turn that rock to glass and crush the well. When the first estimates of the spill were reported, they talked about 50,000 gallons a day , the contents of a large suburban swimming pool.
Now they are talking about 2.5 million gallons. Could they have been this wrong this long? Maybe, but what if this thing is accelerating? Are we willing to take the entire gulf down because we do not have the audacity to take a risk that has a chance of working?
Do it. Nuke the well. Nothing else is working. It is worth the risk.