Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thought of the Day
Vice can deceive under the shape and shadow of virtue when it puts on a sad face and severe dress.
Labels: Juvenal quote
Censure acquits the crow but falls foul of the dove.
Which brings me to an obscure subject of mutual interest. I think we can agree that for whatever reasons, the Arctic Ocean is more navigatable for time during th eyear than in decades past.
The U.S. fleet has 3 (count em) ice breakers, two of which are over 30 years old and one of which is out of commission. Russia, that ridle wrapped in a mystery inside and enigma controlled by he-who-must-not-be-named-who-would-be-Tsar has 11 icebreakers including at least one which is a large container ship.
Roger keeps saying our fleet is too small and this instance he is correct. Thanks to the Sunday NYT for the info.