Saturday, March 24, 2012

Connecting the Dots - An unscheduled War Update

For probably as long as mankind has been fighting wars, the aspect of intelligence has been important.  No, not how stupid the whole idea is in the first place, because it's obviously stupid, but the concept that the more you know about what your enemy is up to...or capable of doing...the more likely you can prevail.

I have no idea when the first "connect the dots" picture was created, and apparently neither does Wikipedia, but the idea is pretty well known.  You are given a page with a bunch of numbered dots, and if you draw a line through the dots in proper sequence an image will appear.  The concept has found its way into the lexicon of warfare, usually explaining how an attack was not predicted because somebody "didn't connect the dots."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The War of the Uterus - an update from the front lines

Right off I need to acknowledge two things.  First, this is long overdue.  The War has so many fronts, and new battles popping up every day that touring the battle lines, in a hopeless attempt to gather as much information as possible has kept me hopping.  I haven't made it to every known battle, but I'm going to try to cover the major developments.

Second, since so much is happening, with changes in the front lines occurring almost hourly, I'm not going to try to "write" this story as much as simply present several synopsises (yes, that is the dictionary spelling of the plural form) and then provide links to the original data.  Sorry, but otherwise this posting is going to be millions of wasted words.

So, let's get on with it.  In no particular order, here are things that have happened.