The United Nations' top climate change official will miss a key meeting in Kenya with Indian police investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has withdrawn from next week's talks due to "issues demanding his attention", the UN body said on Sunday. His cancellation comes after Delhi police said Dr Pachauri, 74, was accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old researcher from his Delhi-based think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). "A lady had lodged an FIR [first information report] against him for sexual harassment ... about a week ago and the matter is under investigation now," Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.My cautious and measured response: EAT IT, SATAN. EAT IT COLD AND HARD. EAT IT. EAT IT. I WILL PISS ON YOUR FUCKING GRAVE. IF I AM ALREADY DEAD AND GONE WHEN YOU DIE, I WILL FUCKING RESURRECT LIKE FUCKING JESUS AND ZOMBIE PISS ON YOUR FUCKING GRAVE.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.