There was a recent article (which I can’t seem to find now) which discussed the comparison between military and “entitlement” spending (e,g, Medicare, Social Security). The graph showed military spending in decline and entitlement rising,
It seems a valid concern since simple “entitlement” becomes a non-producing infrastructure cost. Yet many of More >
I’m a pacifist. I abhor the death penalty. I’m pro abortion. No, not “pro-choice”. Pro abortion.
Pro-choice is a cop out. Saying you’re pro choice isn’t saying what you believe, it’s simply standing in the shadow of someone else’s belief. Pro choice is saying you believe in abortion without saying it.
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While some say Japan is overreacting (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/12/japan-nuclear-crisis-chernobyl-severity-level1). I’d have to favor the guy that’s managing the facility itself – and what he says ‘aint pretty:
“The radiation leaks haven’t stopped,” Junichi Matsumoto, general manager of the utility’s nuclear power and plant fitting division, said in Tokyo today. “If the leaks continue, More >
A.C. Grayling has published an atheists bible. Focused on assembling the non-religious teachings of civilization’s greatest thinkers. Here’s more:
The true test of what the war has done is in the results of the aftermath. Although we may not be completely over, the US is beginning to wind down its efforts and man power. So, what’s been achieved for the Afghan people? What has the USA achieved?
The end result More >
If this weren’t so sad, it would be hilarious. The exact situation for everyone that questioned us getting into Libya in the first place may be forced upon us. Will Libya stalemate force US out of its back-seat role? – CSMonitor.com.
Federal and State Budget Cuts are on the way. Our denial period is about to end, which is a good thing. We have many problems to solve, and we will be forced into the beginning of solution finding in 2011.
Federally speaking, there are proposed cuts to block grant funding to More >
Global coffee prices have doubled in the last 12 months. Starbucks and Peets raised their prices last fall and will most likely do so again in the near future. Global warming is more than likely what has led to different weather patterns. These new patterns have created a new paradigm More >
Many brave young workers say they are prepared, and fully expect to die, if not within weeks or months, then at some future point from cancer due to their radiation exposure at the Japanese nuclear facility disaster. They do it for their country.
According to the US Census Bureau the current US population as of March 26th, 2011 is 311,048,995. If one believes the allegation that 20% of the US population can’t find the United States of America on a map (see the questioning of Miss Teen South Carolina), that equates to 62,209,799 ignorant More >
Japanese nuclear safety officials said Friday that they suspect that the reactor core at one unit of the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant may have breached, raising the possibility of more severe contamination to the environment. Is this really a surprise? Not.
The Arab world is in unrest mode. Libya has fallen apart and the dictator is on the run. He is attacking his people and butchering them to keep power. Someone needs to step in and help. Who? Who do you help? How? Why?
It’s easy to say the U.S. should help More >
Libya had nuclear weapons but Gaddafi voluntarily gave them up in 2003. Full story here: Rumsfeld: If you’re wondering who to thank for Gaddafi’s lack of nukes … « Hot Air.
Photo by – http://www.sxc.hu/profile/hisks Kriss Szkurlatowski, http://www.12frames.eu/
More than 250 km away from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, the tap water in Tokyo has more than twice the legal limits of radiation. Infants are being told to not drink the water. I guess if you’re a child or adult – go right ahead.
But, even though the level More >
Using crow-sourcing the map depicts environmental radiation levels across the United States. It is updated in real time every minute by the volunteer monitors. Not a government site, this website claims to be the first where “the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are More >