Monday, March 19, 2012

Man-Made Wonders

Too cool.
Mammoth cargo ship arrives at Port of Long Beach 
The Fabiola is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall, as wide as a 10-lane freeway and big enough to carry the contents of eight 1-million-square-foot warehouses.

When I was in the Navy, I saw a supertanker in dry dock in Yokosuka, Japan. It's still one of those experiences that sticks with me to this day.

Natural wonders are, well, wonderful. That said, we oft give man-made wonders short shrift as though they're somehow unworthy of pride. I think much of this stems from the environmentalists who see accomplishments such as this to be harmful. Fools.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is progress; it's what man does. Drink it up.

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