[LMB] Cockroach Central isn't alone

Stewart Dean sdean at sdean.net
Mon Jan 10 23:51:15 GMT 2022


> Fewer than two hundred thousand people live in the Arctic reaches of Alaska and Canada, and there are no large towns; the Soviet Union, by contrast, sought to populate its north­eastern territories. With the influx of inhabitants, and the construction projects that followed, a new problem arose: buildings create their own heat, warming the permafrost and causing the ground to buckle and squirm. In 1941, the Yakutsk headquarters of the N.K.V.D., the Stalin-­era secret police, sank into the earth, leading one of its walls to split open, spraying plaster over a room of operatives.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/01/17/the-great-siberian-thaw

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If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime
- William Arnot
...or, more recently:
"Once you've done away with integrity, the rest is a piece of cake."
-J.R. Ewing
...and:
“It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth,
impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor,
blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.
Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
// Stewart Dean == Kingston, NY


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