Sunday, September 23, 2007

A quick thought

There's been a lot of talk about the private security company that killed 8 Iraqis earlier in the week. The news outlets have explained the role of these firms in the occupation, prior incidents involving the security company, but I feel like they're missing a very important detail. They're named Blackwater. For those unfamiliar with technical terms related to sewage processing (the less glorious side to my thesis research), that is the term for raw, untreated, human sewage.

New rule: The Pentagon should not hire any mercenary outfit that decided to name themselves after sewage. You wouldn't want to hire a private security company called Shitstorm, would you? Okay, maybe you would. But I think it's a bad idea.

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Scarlet Hip said...

You're writing a thesis about poop?

amera hearts said...

i second that question!

slappy said...

I didn't write a thesis on poop, although a predecessor in the lab did. The money line was that "solids had to be ground with a mortar and pestle" which I think was probably as disgusting as it sounds.

One of the main groups interested in my research was NASA so that they could destroy urine, and turn it into clean drinking water.