Finland's navy has bombed a mysterious object near its capital months after nearby Sweden accused Russia of operating a submarine in its waters, later found to be a Swedish [fishing boat]. The Finnish military fired underwater charges on a mysterious underwater object which it believes to be a submarine in the waters near its capital on Tuesday. Haglund said that there is a possibility that the object is a submarine, as well as that it has likely left the area.In other words, you're bombing a place where you know nothing currently exists, solely to inform the world that you are bonkers. Did anything ever exist in that spot? The picture looks like a harbor, which means relatively shallow seabed and close confines. Within a harbor it should be possible to use sonar to locate a large object like a submarine; then use divers or robosubs to take a close look. Finland has plenty of high-tech gadgetry, and could have taken these steps. All this talk about 'mysterious' and 'possibility' tells us that there isn't anything there, never was anything there. The whole mess is a pure lie.
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.