Science and politics don't mix because money and science don't mix.
But while the subject of politics, there's no mixing with religion, either.
You mean things like the devastation on 9-11-2001 that happened on Bush's watch?
You see, to a conservative, Bush's watch started on 9-12-2001. That way they can conveniently forget Richard Clarke's repeated warnings, and the presidential daily briefing that stated, "Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S."
[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - I'm on the fence here. On one hand I wanted to see these guys caught at all cost. On the other, the sheer speed that great numbers of police, military and federal law enforcement were put together is kinda scary.
Let's say for some Bloomberg type of reason New York decides to ban pickles. Not just a don't have them but a we are coming to get them type of ban. As a pickle lover it's quite scary that tens of thousands of law enforcement could be put together in such a short period of time and do house to house searches.
Welcome to the police state.
I agree with you on all counts. Let's hope there are never exploding pickles.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:53
Their motive was religious. Extreme Islamic Jihadism. The Obama administration and it political correctness police have purged all training manuals used by the FBI of any mention of Islamic Jihadists. The FBI was tipped off by the Russians that the older brother had turned to extremist beliefs. The FBI couldn't find anything to support it so they let his go.
Actually, not quite. Both the FBI and the CIA were approached by the Russians, checked the situation out, found nothing, and ASKED THE RUSSIANS for further information on two separate occasions. In neither situation was further information forthcoming, so they were forced to stop the investigation, but did put the older brother on a list for further investigation, should the need arise.
However, looking up sites on the internet, which is all he had done when he was interviewed is not illegal, rather it comes under First Amendment protection. The rest would, at that time, go to "thought police" type action. What is sad is that anyone can learn how to make a bomb on the internet, and that's not just from Islamic sites, but on far right sites as well. Shall we start rounding up all of those organizations, too? I remember, back in the '70s, before the internet, when the "Anarchist's Cookbook" was a bestseller, and that included bomb making instructions. That's when some called for the round up of all of the "hippies". The book is still in print today.
President Obama called them terrorists, which they are. What more is necessary?
Nope. Life's too short and there's too much to do to walk around in wishy-washy shades of grey all day.
Sure, and the whole world is black and white. Life might as well.be short when you see no nuance, as it's then also boring and meaningless.
@Used2baFreeCountry: Did you know that several embassies requested increased budgets for additional security, and that Congress denied their requests? That wasn't exactly all over the mainstream media either.posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:57
A cartoon about terrorism was bound to provoke a comment about Hillary Clinton, probably the hardest working Secretaries of State and the most competent we've had in a long time, for to bring up Secretary Powell, or Secretary Rice would be bad form. Still, one lied to the U.N., while the other tried hard not to mention the "Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S." PDB title from the American public, and was one of those who ignored the warning.posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:56
Thanks to all the volunteers that made this possible. I was able to get rid of old DVRs a VERY old Go video player, a DVD player, a broken (very heavy) surge protector, and a bag full of batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs and old cell phones. They did me no good, and hopefully will do well as scrap or as refurbished items. It's a great feeling to recycle rather than throw out.posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:48
Great editorial cartoon. Before the dust had even left the streets of Boston, Alex Jones was screaming that it was a "false flag" operation, done by the U.S. government. Now, remember, Mr. Jones had no facts to base his conclusion upon; not enough time had elapsed for all marathoners to even find safe haven. Still, he was certain in his belief, and why? Because it was just his belief. He never once thought that to start spouting nonsense was counterproductive. No, he didn't need no stinkin' facts, just a mouthpiece and the knowledge that he had rabid listeners who would hang on his every word.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:37
[quote][b]Apox[/b] - @maxcat07:
You know, don't you, that the MainStream Media is only as "liberal" as their FIVE maga-corporate owners *allow* them to be.
That's what no one ever realizes. Thanks for stating the facts.posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 16:30
Perhaps food security isn't a pressing issue to Dr. Brown. He apparently has enough, and that is sufficient to him.posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:51
Looks about right. Very few are even talking about it, including the so-called "liberal media".posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:49
Sound like with his rap sheet, being sued for a no-show is the least of his worries. Why would anyone trust that he'd show up in the first place?posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:46
This was originally a story about a school. How did it become a series of posts worthy of Animal House?
Congratulations to Chase Street School. I know that there are dedicated parents behind those improvements as well.
@Used2baFreeCountry: If Fox News reports it, I'll believe it...posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 14:13
If only we had that connectivity back. I feel it has gotten lost, stolen in the greed of the "me" generation of the 1980s and beyond. I so agree with your sentiments, though, and long for those times.posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 13:55
[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - After Obama makes a supreme court appointment to fill a vacancy left by a centrist or conservative justice, it will not matter what the Constitution actually says.
That is a primary reason that Obama's re-election placed America firmly on the road to destruction.
It doesn't matter in the current court; I call your attention to Citizens United.
[quote][b]jlscott[/b] - 1759. August 17. Savannah, Georgia: At the Governor's Mansion. 104 degrees on Dr. Fahrenheit's scale at 3 pm.
1864. June 27. Marietta. Georgia: Hqs. Schofield's Aty. Rgt. 103 degrees at 10:00 am.
1963. August 10. Upson County Georgia, hayfield. 106 degrees at 1 pm.
Today: I can't burn leaves because the rain keeps soaking them.
Her data is obviously wrong and alarmist, and no you can't have any of my money.
A one day record, or even several days in a row isn't a yearly world-wide observable measurable analysis. Nice try, though.posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 12:27
@Athens Hi-Fi: No, but researchers have factored in natural heating and cooling trends, and this level of heating doesn't match the "natural" trends.posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 12:23
Funny! The sad thing, though, is that I don't think that people were trying to skew the polling. Rather, the numbers were woefully correct. The number of people who will buy into any conspiratorial nonsense if presented to them by someone who claims to have "insider" knowledge is staggering. The number of people who make up conspiratorial nonsense is even worse.posted @ Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:49
"Further, he pitched for slashing corporate tax rates and the capital gains tax —"
This was in the same speech where he was going to balance the budget, right? Sure, balance it right on the backs of the middle class. This is the Romney budget brought back to life.
I was watching Conservative economist Steven Moore on Bill Maher last Friday, and he was going on about the U.S. having the highest corporate taxes, at 35%. Then, he was forced to admit that most corporations don't PAY 35%, and many, such as Exxon-Mobil and General Electric, pay nothing.
So, Dr. Broun is going to slash corporate tax rates? I'm less than impressed.
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
I'll take mine with some spicy tofu on the side, please.
Minus the assault weapons, please!
[quote][b]skull[/b] - "Miracle on Baxter Street"? I thought the article was about a restaurant that survived there.
[/quote] That comment almost landed my coffee on my screen! Good one!!
@TeeWee: Do you know why we met the requirements? The recession!posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 12:42
Thanks for a well thought out opinion. We need growth, but not at the expense of the environment. Sooner or later, without protection, much of the environment will be depleted, and with it much of the benefits to mankind.posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 13:01
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