Clippings: Enforcement at work, learning to lose money, and drawing lots to leave
What’s in a name
Three years ago, the New York Times published this article.
It was about “the fourth spy” at Los Alamos (in addition to the previously known ones, Klaus Fuchs, Theodore Hall, and David Greenglass)
What’s funky here is this line, right out of a movie:
In July 1945, the study reported, he was “part of a unit monitoring seismological effects” of the first detonation of the atomic device. His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of spies.
In case the “family of spies” bit seems far-fetched:
In 2012, Mr. Klehr obtained newly declassified F.B.I. files on informants who had successfully penetrated the Communist Party of the United States. Suddenly, he started seeing references to the Seborers, and major parts of the atomic puzzle fell into place: Oscar was Godsend, Stuart was Godfather and their older brother Max was Relative.
There you go. Like the Incredibles, just the … opposite, I guess.
It’s one thing to encounter this in some fringe blog or video and another thing to see it as front-page news.
In my opinion, this is very very significant.
These are people like us, anatomically, cranially. Were they just sitting around, for all those millennia? What were they up to ?!
Clips from the weekend newspaper
An old car
Something about keeping this old car running seemed really inspiring.
Tale of two articles (2)
Saw these two articles side-by-side, the contrast was too much 🙂
On one hand, “we need to raise the debt ceiling, we’re about to default, the Treasury will exhaust emergency measures“, on the other hand, “we need to borrow another 3.5T”
A tale of two articles
Saw these two in the newspaper today, within two pages of each other, and … it felt like a social commentary of sorts.