Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
We had to head out and see the wind whipped angry ocean crash into the sand leaving this strange and persistent ugly brown foam.  Yes ocean waves normally generate some brown foamy bubbles yet I have never in my lifetime seen them hold together and shall I say persist for long periods of time.  It looked like cans of that spray foam insulation you get from Home Despot.  Ya'll know where I'm going with this, don't ya.  Persistent foam, how come, what for, why and why now.
A week ago I was in Calais with Jonathan making time to catch the ferry to Dover on the way back from the ET meetup. The tide was low and the wet sand uncovered by the receding tide was covered with green foam of a kind that looked really freaky to me. That was on the end of the beach closest to the ferry port, and I didn't have time to explore the whole beach to find out whether the whole beach was affected. It's a real pity, as the beach was long, wide and had excellent thin sand (though also with a lot of litter mixed in).

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 12th, 2008 at 02:37:41 PM EST
What I do find amazing is the fact the the government of the "most powerful" nation on earth writes a piece of legislation entitled The Weather Modification Bill yet if I bring up the subject the Pavlovian programmed Americans instantly think "CT".

Interesting to note European fugly foam is green.  The scary strange charateristic of my brown foam was the amazing long time it stayed intact.  A child blows soap bubbles but those burst, this stuff stayed together.

by Lasthorseman on Tue May 13th, 2008 at 07:16:45 PM EST
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Conspiracy Theory (tm) worked then;  It works now.  

The principle is unchanged:  Americans are afraid to know  the truth.  They suspect, but are afraid of what they suspect.  So they grab any plausible lie that allows them to continue in their dream world, and suck it right down.

(The laws of physics are no obstacle.)  

The powers that be are glad to oblige.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Tue May 13th, 2008 at 11:00:48 PM EST
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by Lasthorseman on Sun May 18th, 2008 at 10:32:32 PM EST
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