Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Trust but verify

Or, hell, why not let the Iranians do their own verification?
Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.
There is, of course, no grounds for trusting the Iranians at all; leaving verification to the "honor system" is madness.


rinardman said...

What's that old saying, something about a fox guarding the hen house.

Mikael said...

When I reincarnate, I want to be an inspector checking out the vaults in Fort Knox. I would lead a convoy of 18-wheelers into the complex. And then I would lead the convoy out again, only the trucks would be much heavier going out than they where when they came in. And if anyone should wonder about that (such as the guards at the gate) I would simply say: "It's okay, boys. I have personally inspected both the vaults and all of the trucks and I found nothing suspicious. Now, if you will excuse me, there's this tropical island I want to buy!"

Guard: "Yes, sir. You can move along. I see you have clearance both from the UN and the White House. Have a nice day, sir!"

Jens C. Kruse said...
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paco today the sierra club magazine a humor magazine of sorts, ran a cli fi news story on cli fi movies and since YOU are one of the true co-coiners of the term way back in 2009 here is my blog post that mentions you and your American humorist's view of AGW. Cheers, Dan


At their best, Cli-Fi films prompt us to pay closer attention to real climate change issues.

Climate change isn’t going to be fixed by watching movies, but it’s a great way to start the conversation.

Wired film critic and culture reporter Scott Thill who co-coined the cli-fi term on his own, separately and independently in two Wired film reviews in 2009 and 2010, without ever know Bloom at the time, is currently writing a non-fiction book about Cli-Fi and it is due out in paperback this December. His essay on the rise of cli-fi appeared in the Huffington Post in November 2014.

A rightwing climate skeptic and American humorist using the pen name of "Paco" also co-coined the cli-fi term on his own, separately and independently of both Bloom and Thill, without know either man, in a series of blog posts that mocked Al Gore and James Hansen and other climate activists for writing what Paco called "cli-fi" as a mocking term of humor. SEE LINK HERE!


Isophorone said...

Just like allowing Hillary Clinton to screen her own e-mails for national security. Or allowing Planned Parenthood to make determinations about medical ethics.