Monday, August 2, 2010
Yes, it's bad when, far out at sea there is a gigantic oil spill and it upsets the oceans and washes on the shore. But The New York Times reports that land mines have been washing up near North Korea. These devices have been leaving behind unintended consequences for years. Chalk up yet another way we humans make this a scary world.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I know, I know. Unintended Consequences abound (oil we wanted for SUVs and powering gadgets spilling in gulf, etc.) and the JUC has been silent. But today, on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, the writer actually says 'the law of unintended consequences' so I felt compelled to speak about that situation. Which is, thankfully, far less dire than the Gulf Disaster. It seems that San Diego banned drinking on beaches. So...people float a little off shore in calm bays using rafts and floating coolers (picture from ebay sale of such a device). The drunks and beer cans still wash up on the shore. The law may be amended to eliminate drinking on the water.