World of Decline

The Wet Dreams of USMIL

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on May 16, 2009

Polywell is little pork, a tasty tidbid that might, if slow-cooked long enough over the funding grille, yield some tasty morsel for the USMIL to chew on.

Meanwhile, big pork is rotating on the rotisserie, its delicious smells wafting through the lobbying rooms of Congress. The newest USMIL budget is to be over $500,000,000,000 dollars. It’s so easy to forget what the word billion means, so I like to spell the number out in full – all twelve digits of it in this sordid case.

If the polyburner manages to roll past the ephemeral break-even line into the dangerous ‘net energy’ area, the slaughterers will have a new way to say hooray. Gotta keep those aircraft-carriers and bases on foreign soils running… not to mention all those gasoline-burning vehicles rolling.

As oil becomes pricey so too will the USMIL’s disgustingly inefficient, bloated fleet of internal-combustion-engined vehicles. Synfuel will be an option, but it’s costly too. Perhaps dirt-cheap electricity will make their worries nought by enabling the low-cost production of liquid combustables from exhale-gas and water, or maybe the loose electrons will charge batteries.

Even so, it’s gonna be tough in those dry lands, to find water with dirty hands. Perhaps only in the USMIL’s wet dreams can such fantasies come true.

Meanwhile they can keep killing in style, at least for a while. The price’s still nice if it doesn’t rise twice. Drones make bones with fewer groans – at least those from the VA crones.

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