The news feed is light tonight for some reason — maybe some of our regular tipsters are away on an equinoctial holiday. I doubt they’re swimming in the sparkling surf and basking in the sun of the Barbary Coast, however — chances are they chose a different destination.
The air war in Libya continues, with more of Libya’s military assets being bombed by NATO forces. An American jet had mechanical trouble and crash-landed in rebel-held territory, but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely and were rescued. Anti-aircraft fire was heard over Tripoli.
Col. Muamar Qadhafi continues to be defiant, and made a televised speech in which he said, “I do not fear storms that sweep the horizon, nor do I fear the planes that throw black destruction. I am resistant, my house is here in my tent… I am the rightful owner, and the creator of tomorrow. I, I am here! I am here! I am here!”
I’m going to miss the Man of Many Spellings when he finally exits from the stage of history. There’s no one else quite like him.
The news from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is cause for optimism. All six reactors now have electrical power, and the effort to restore their cooling systems can proceed. The situation continues to stabilize, despite several new earthquakes, including a couple with magnitudes of 6.6.
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Thanks to AC, C. Cantoni, Fausta, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
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