A giant metal die apparently washed up on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene over the weekend. It was found between The Resort and Independence Point, next to the seaplane dock. It appears as though it had been removed it by Monday afternoon, one witness said. “No idea where to, but it would have been challenging,” said Mark Sales, the man who took the photos. “It was about 6’ square and steel.”Einstein supposedly said "God doesn't play dice." Obviously he was wrong. Or maybe God is trying to send a signal to these casinos that have displaced productive economic activity. Meteors with a message. You think you're Number One? Your number is up. Live by the die, die by the die.
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.