Appearance vs. Truth

Rich T shows us the dragon that really isn’t.

There is no Chinese miracle, and this is not the Asian century.

Empires and the Rockpile

Been reading this guy for a few years now. Sometimes good, sometimes the same stuff you would get out of the media outlets. Good insight here, at least anecdotal, about what’s going on over in the Rockpile. Echos of what I mentioned yesterday in my uninformed commentary of the ambush video, and further support that the empire is crumbling. Unarmed Marines. Wow. My grandfather is screaming from the great beyond.

Man in Black: You guessed wrong.
Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong! That’s what’s so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha, you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia,” but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!” [He laughs hysterically, but suddenly freezes mid-laugh and dies; the Man in Black removes Buttercup’s blindfold]