We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Coincidentally, this posting on tectonic plates reminds me of a posting at Bookworm Room about one of our President’s recent malapropisms when he talked about a "Teutonic shift" instead of a tectonic shift": (Not to denigrate our President’s speaking style…)
“Internationally, we’ve gone through a Teutonic shift in the Middle East that could have enormous ramifications for years to come.”
Teutonic shift, tectonic shift, seduction, subduction: the possibilities for wordplay are endless. Check out the wordplay at Bookworm Room.
Mark well the date on which you first heard of the expanding rift.
Within a month or two, another "science" clique will begin condemning all of us for having brought Earth to the brink of some sort of end-of-times Event through our selfish refusal to help stop AGS.
Fortunately, Anthropomorphic Global Swelling can still be stopped; unfortunately, time's running out fast. To stop AGS, we're going to have to send staggeringly colossal sums of money to the Scientists who are working on AGS, and to the Administrators who guide them. (All of the advertisements and commercials will have the correct International P.O. Box Number highlighted across the bottom. They're trying to make it memorable in its own right, something like "P.O. Box AlGore, USA", to make it easier for people.