Permissible Arms

Reach the highest ground

Posted in united states, us defense, us military by Karaka on 3 May 2010

My home state is under water right now, and there’s nothing like fielding panicked emails from family members over the weekend when you’re 2500 miles away. Thankfully the flooding hasn’t spread south enough to endanger my particular mountaintop, but seriously, I never want to see Tennessee in the news again.

I mentioned last week that I’d watched the CNAS webcast of their panel on Natural Security, and they’ve now put the panel online. I can’t seem to embed it because wordpress hates me, but you can watch it here. If you have some time, it was a good and interesting panel.

Also, Rage Company (and the iPad) has reached $650. Sweet. There’s still three days to bid; all proceeds go to Soldier’s Angels.


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  1. Alec said, on 3 May 2010 at 10:12

    How has it affected NE Alabama (specifically Gadsden)? I have a steam-powered e-mail contact, so can’t get in touch immediately.

    • Karaka said, on 3 May 2010 at 10:53

      I’ve mostly been focusing on TN, and I know Mississippi and Georgia have been affected, but I haven’t heard much out of Alabama. I’m sure it’s at some risk, though not as bad as the Cumberland Valley.

      • Alec said, on 4 May 2010 at 10:43

        I didn’t realize, until watching the news there, of how the storms were hampering work on the oil spill off LA.

        Dirt-poor White fishermen were interviewed, with the voice-over that this wasn’t the image we in Eastpondia might have of the dirt-poor Southerners being Black or of White coastal residents living in palatial beach houses.

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