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First Use Of Fertilizer In Europe Dates Back 8,000 Years, Surprising New Study Shows

First Use Of Fertilizer In Europe Dates Back 8,000 Years, Surprising New Study Shows

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 00:16:51 in Science

“First is says 8000 BCE (before common ear, that is, before Christ) then it says 7900 years ago. Seems like the BCE item is wrong. Should have been 6000 BCE?”

cetrales on Jul 18, 2013 at 06:16:41

“It says farming began in the Near East about 8000 BCE, and that the use of fertilizer was found at sites dating to 7900 years ago (5900 BCE).

or

Farming - 10000 years ago.
Fertilizer - 8000 years ago.”

rg9rts on Jul 18, 2013 at 03:26:51

“Remember we are talking huffy here.”
OFA On Climate Change: Obama-Allied Group Enters The Climate Wars

OFA On Climate Change: Obama-Allied Group Enters The Climate Wars

Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 11:08:43 in Politics

“Climate change caused by human CO2 emission along with ocean acidification and rise, species loss, desertification/floods in new areas, along with unsustainable population growth is THE GREATEST ISSUE OF OUR TIME.Our children will castigate us for it.”

DingoDango on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:21:17

“don't have children. they will just breath and cause more CO2. Also, we should outlaw soda's and carbonated drinks immediately. Enough CO2!

Oh...you could stop breathing too, that would cut down on CO2 as well.

Just sayin'”
George Will: Obama 'Got Terrible Advice Early In His Administration' (VIDEO)

George Will: Obama 'Got Terrible Advice Early In His Administration' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 8, 2012 at 12:21:18 in Media

“The bad advice was in the first 2 years to emphasize health care (consumption) rather than energy and infrastructure and environment (investment). That was a TERRIBLE decision. You will see that global warming is THE issue of our time.”
Violence Against Women Act Prompts Partisan Debate Among Female Lawmakers

Violence Against Women Act Prompts Partisan Debate Among Female Lawmakers

Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 09:06:22 in Politics

“This post ignores the biggest problems with VAWA: 1) it is gender-biased in title and throughout and therefore unconstitutional. 2) it fies in the face of 140 studies that the violence is by females 40 to 50% of the time, and usually mutual, and in younger and dating couples females initiate it first most often. 3) it has resulted in millions of people- mostly men- being issues restraining orders keeping them away from their homes and CHILDREN simply on a verbal accusaiton without DUE PROCESS and is therefore unconstitutional. 4) It is a 1.6 milion dollar subsidy to state bureaucracies with no proof that this law has reduced domestic violence. 5) There are enough other laws about personal violence and this gender-biased law is just not needed. It is unfortunate that its renews is coming up in a time of "gender war" nonsense.”

javagirl023 on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:25:43

“Though it is a little like the pit bull argument ( and please, pit bull lovers, I understand your point, most are loving family pets) . More labs bite than pits, unfortunately, more pit attacks end in maimings and fatalities, so do you ban pits or labs? Women are nearly as violent as men, but often do less damage. And it overlooks the fundamental problem, women were considered property, not so long ago, it hasn't been that long since rape of your wife, no matter your status, was legal, even days before the divorce came though. Women have generally been far more dependent and less able to protect themselves from the men in their lives.”

blueman00009 on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:32:57

“Angry_old_white guy?”

Owba on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:26:55

“Links to your sources, please. I haven't read anything about the studies you mention and can't find them via Google. I'd like to read them.”

mikkee1121 on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:19:02

“However, we cannot ignore your biggest problem which happens to be your thought process.”
Maryland Delegate Sam Arora's Political Career May Be Over After 'No' Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Maryland Delegate Sam Arora's Political Career May Be Over After 'No' Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 19:46:41 in DC

“The only real Marriage Equality is when father and mother are treated equally by courts and in society as regards parental rights. Wny does Maryland pass controversial legislation about same-gender people who might live together, when the much largers issue of need for PRESUMPTIVE EQUAL PARENTING is far more urgent and affects milliions more parents and children? I testified in the Judicial Committee for it, but the feminists derailed the proposal.”

bklynsparrow on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:59:45

“Well fine- when gays and women are treated equally, then there will be rue equality. Then, and only then, will you see real change by the courts or society. But if you don't support that, then you have no business complaining you are treated unfairly in the courts either.”

Payd Troll on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:36:36

“your daddy skills must be sorely lacking. don't blame "feminists" for your personal failings”

Ioan Lightoller on Feb 21, 2012 at 03:23:08

“Would YOU want to live together simply because you were forbidden to marry. And stop blaming feminists for everything. You can't go back to the 1910s. Get over it!”
Fragile Families: Most Children Born Out of Wedlock Aren't OK

Fragile Families: Most Children Born Out of Wedlock Aren't OK

Commented Jun 19, 2011 at 11:22:56 in Women

“Very good. But come to the point. Why all the talk about working with fathers and not about working with mothers? Women legally initiate 2/3 of divorces, and actually initiate some 80% of them-- men are more tolerant, but they also hesitate to marry knowing the frequency of wives initiating divorce. Also, in the Black community in matri-focal households, fathers are often discouraged from parenting. Girls raised without fathers having girls perpetuate such households. And of course every state needs to legislate PRESUMPTIVE EQUAL PARENTING- now- if any parent is denied full or curtained parental rights the court must give a valid REASON. At least 35% of a child's time should be with each parent- regardless of location etc- arranged by day, week, or years- as parents decide in assisted counseling. And brainwashing to achieve parental alienation (as happened in my case twice in life) must be punished as a CRIME. Please broaden your outreach.”
CNN's Jeff Zucker Promises More 'Attitude' At The Network

CNN's Jeff Zucker Promises More 'Attitude' At The Network

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 19:11:24 in Media

“Al Jazeera is far better, more solid, varied news. Already I hardly look at CNN USA, as CNN International and BBC and Al Jazeera are better. The model for CNN should now be Al Jazeera- it has far more solid news from MANY countries which are ignored by CNN”

yogajan on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:08:05

“Pressure on my cable carrier for Al Jazeera. I hope they listen to me.”
Why I'm Unhappy With Happiness Surveys

Why I'm Unhappy With Happiness Surveys

Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 21:47:09 in Healthy Living

“For the UK, one of the greatest causes of distress is breakdown of the family, particularly FATHERS who are separated from their children by the mother's divorce and the really stupid rules in the UK, that DENY TWO PARENTS APPROXIMATELY EQUAL CUSTODY and DENY CHILDREN"S RIGHTS TO HAVE A FATHER. And I don't meant "contact" I mean Parenting. Divorced men have a very high rate of suicides.”
huffingtonpost entry

Humanity Imperiled

Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 16:38:44 in World

“I am saddened that Noam is rather kept out of the main national news media, but his articles are relished in India and other countries.”
Earth Day 2013: Say No to KXL Tar Sands Pipeline

Earth Day 2013: Say No to KXL Tar Sands Pipeline

Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 19:42:49 in Green

“This is highly symbolic of our willingness to confront the GREATEST ISSUE OF OUR TIME, global heating, ocean acidification and rrise, and all the rest. EVERYBODY sign protests.
Thanks for the post.”
Shopping For Clothes With A New Teen

Shopping For Clothes With A New Teen

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 13:55:23 in Parents

“All we need is about 3 or 5 shirts or blouses, a couple pants, a couple pair of shoes, and 4 or 5 pair of socks. All else is "consumption" which we don't really need and which increasingly is unaffordable for humanity because of excessive use of natural resources and energy causing climate change. STOP this buy buy buy culture.”
Gun Control? We Need Domestic Disarmament

Gun Control? We Need Domestic Disarmament

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 13:47:30 in Politics

“Absolutely right, and thanks. We lost the health care issue and we are about to lose the guns issue.”
'I Will Not Be Pleased' -- Your Health and the Nocebo Effect (Part 3)

'I Will Not Be Pleased' -- Your Health and the Nocebo Effect (Part 3)

Commented Oct 11, 2012 at 00:57:12 in Healthy Living

“This is exactly right. Every cell in our body has intelligence and communicates with nearby cells. Otherwise how does it know when the desired shape of that part of the body has been reached? A cell in the leaf of a tree also communicates otherwise how would it know to participate in making the shape of the leaf, and to not reproduce when the shape has been achieved? We don't really understanding anything about the fundamentals of what life is.”
Population Growth: Six Hours to Fill Yankee Stadium

Population Growth: Six Hours to Fill Yankee Stadium

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 13:03:25 in Green

“There are only 2 important issues in the US today: 1) environment including ocean acidification, rising oceans, species loss, etc etc along with popuation growth- mainly in te US because of immigration, and in tropical countries, and 2) US finances- because with our huge debt we don'e have means to invest in alternative energy and changed lifestyles to delay global destruction a little. Wake up. All the rest of the political arguments are peanuts.”
To Politicians Napping on the Fireline: Wake Up, Smell the Smoke and Act on Climate Change

To Politicians Napping on the Fireline: Wake Up, Smell the Smoke and Act on Climate Change

Commented Jul 8, 2012 at 12:28:23 in Green

“Lack of Congress and President attentiion to climate change, ocean acidification, species loss, ocean rise, etc, etc. are the GREATEST faults of our government, and these are THE issues of our time. Where are the politicians interested in our children's welfare? Why all this other "news" which has peanuts value? And the Obama Admin had the chance in the first 2 years to put energy and infrastructure and climate change first (investment) but he was given wrong advice to put health (!) (mostly consumption) first. Very very bad decision.”

sseldorado on Jul 8, 2012 at 13:31:14

“Do you really think anything with climate written on it could ever pass congress? Not with oil, coal and gas companies in control.”
No Break in the Breaking News That Our Climate Is Breaking

No Break in the Breaking News That Our Climate Is Breaking

Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 11:22:59 in Green

“Absolutely. But the Washington Post had NOTHING about Rio+20 today, and yesterday had a small hidden para, and nothing most days. NY Times has a little, if you look for it. TV newscasts have little or none. Is all this speech by people who want to be President, or stories of a football coach or a university president, and such more important?
What to do about it, besides writing useless letters to the editors?? We need a nationwide OCCUPY movement of the news media.”

hp blogger Neil Wagner on Jun 23, 2012 at 10:44:59

“Closest thing to "Occupy" I can think of is 350.org. And I agree about the lack of coverage!”

hp blogger Neil Wagner on Jun 22, 2012 at 21:48:55

“As someone who pays attention to events like Rio, I agree with you. The major media are treating climate change like a back-burner issue. A phenomenon that is potentially the biggest-ever threat to human existence is an afterthought, but Kristen Stewart's salary merits headline treatment. Makes sense.”
Citizen Anthropologist Occupying Reno

Citizen Anthropologist Occupying Reno

Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 11:35:46 in Impact

“Another example of rule of consensus is in Afghanstan, the jirga. On a large scale it usually works better than other legal measures, though sometimes a small group of ideological "elders" can abuse it. Irrigation systems there are run by Mirabs at Branch Canal and Wakils at main canal levels, voted by consensus and are voted out by consensus if they lose credibility that they are honest and reliable. Original democracy in Greece was also a procedure of consensus. .”
Latent Effects of Capital Punishment

Latent Effects of Capital Punishment

Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 21:14:36 in Crime

“Thanks for this article. Life without parole is absolutely unacceptable punishment, but Califorians are supposed to vote for that or death punishment!! The US must quickly join Europe and most other civilized countries that do not hold retribution as the reason for long punishment or death, and any confiment ordered must be combined with personal and psychological assistance. The US has veered far from modern principles of morality and justice.”

Quisp13 on Jul 13, 2012 at 08:55:14

“There is also the idea that the form of punishment is also meant to be a deterrent> Many will argue that the death penalty is not a deterrent. That may be true, a punishmentis not a deterrent if it is not carried out or used. In order for the death penalty or any type of punishment to be a deterrent, a person must actually believe he may be put to death. If that does not happen then the penalty is only an empty threat which will not have the impact necessary to deter someone. Personal and psychological assistance are great ideas in concept but in practice it is much different. You can not give psychological help to someone who does not want it. It cant be forced into their minds.
If a person commits a crime so heinous and barbaric that they recieve the death penalty they do not deserve assistance.
What assistance do the victims family and freinds receive? So often we hear about the rights of the criminal being violated and how bad they are treated, that they are the victims of the justice system. They made a decision, they had a choice and their consequences are the result of that decision. The victims did not have that choice, the had no say in the matter. They are the victims and not the criminal”

bluesteel92 on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:40:30

“Who's to say that all modern principles are correct? Is it possible that some modern principles are a passing fad or are only relevant at certain times but hold no intrinsically universal value?

What I am saying is: Just because Europe is doing it, that doesn't mean that we should. Europe is falling apart, why would we look to them as an example?

The point of a life sentance or the death penalty is not only to punish but to protect the law abiding citizens from the misdeeds of those who do not respect law.”
A Midwesterner Goes to China: Part 1

A Midwesterner Goes to China: Part 1

Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 06:17:35 in College

“Drink bottled water? The world cannot afford this any more. First bottle, OK if you don't have another container. After that fill it with other water (if most people drink pipe water, then you should) or boiled water. Period.”

JeremyHL on Apr 21, 2012 at 13:09:47

“Fair enough. I did not have a good situation for boiling water because we were moving about a lot in a short period of time.”
huffingtonpost entry

POTUS Can't Remain Silent on Climate

Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 11:37:09 in Religion

“Yes, THE issue of our time is environment- climate, warming, ocean acidification, arctic and glacial melting, ocean rise, resource depletion, species extinction, fisheries loss, and over all population which has TRIPLED in my lifetime and QUADRUPNED in South Asian and African countries. Without vision and leadership, our children are doomed. The is the GREATEST failure of this president, as history will show.”
huffingtonpost entry

Making a Statement at the Democratic Convention

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 21:08:40 in DC

“I totally agree that delegates should support marriage equality- which means FATHER and MOTHER are equal in case of divorce. Legislating Presumptive Equal Parenting is something that affects millions of children and parents and must be the priority as far more people are affected, and parental alienation and single-parenthood badly affects the lives of the next generation. Maryland where i live has not legislated it though this is supposed to be a progressive state.”
Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 21:02:28 in Politics

“Why is the population issue continually ignored in this debate? Can the US support 400 or 500 million (mostly from immigrants and their many children) on our resources at our level of consumption and waste? World population has TRIPLED in my lifetime. Come on. Let's view contraception and abortion for their real impact on human welfare. Also, it is a matter of FATHER and mother, who both raise children, not so much a matter of "health."”
A New Era for the Brain -- Guiding Your Own Evolution

A New Era for the Brain -- Guiding Your Own Evolution

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 20:46:53 in Healthy Living

“Really food for thought, Deepak, and thanks. But equally mysterious to me is how the limited number of genes made up of just 4 types of molecules can not only lead to cell diversification and to such a complex system as the brain, but also to BEHAVIIOR and basic tendencies to personality, also to determine body shape in all living things from an elm leaf to my nose. Our biology science hasn't begun to explain what life is.”
Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 17:12:06 in Politics

“Thank you!. it is 1) about POPULATION, and 2) Fathers and Mothers' decisions. Health issues are not at all the thing to focus on.”

PernRider on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:04:15

“(cont'd) MY health is the only one that suffers if *I* make the wrong choices, not any man's. So how is it not about health again? How is it not about health that a significant number of women use BC, not only as a preventative measure against pregnancy, but also to treat HEALTH issues like PMDD, ovarian cysts, endomitriosis (none of which ANY man can suffer from, which make them WOMEN'S issues), yet these same women are being denied the drugs they need because they MIGHT be having sex and using them as contraception ... which is their LEGAL right to do! But tell me again, how is it that health issues are not the thing to focus on? Because we're discussing something that directly affects the HEALTH of only one segment of the population here ... and framing it as something that that segment should appeal to another to ensure for themselves is NOT AT ALL the way to go about it.”

PernRider on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:04:00

“Health issues are the discussion. How are they not the thing to focus on? This is about reproductive HEALTH, and a woman's right to it, to make the decisions for HERSELF, not have them made for her by men, whether that man be a politician, a priest, her boss, or even her husband. Are you a man? Do you expect your wife to run every decision she makes regarding her own health by you? Are you a woman who does that? I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor will I ever be. The only decision my husband made with me regarding my reproductive health was whether or not we were ready to try for another child together, period. Not whether or not I used birth control, or what kind, because even he respected that that was MY choice, as in, *I* am the one who has to bear the side effects of whatever BC I decide on, *I* am the one who has to take it regularly, whether it be a pill, a shot, a ring, or an IUD, and if and only if I decide not to use hormonal birth control, does a man's decision enter into the picture: the decision to abstain from sex, or to use his own birth control, ie a condom. (cont'd)”
Prioritizing Reproductive Health, Empowering Women and Girls

Prioritizing Reproductive Health, Empowering Women and Girls

Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 18:38:33 in Impact

“Fine, but "women's health" is overdone when the issue of contraception and aborion are about TWO PARENTS, no. 1, and secondly, about POPULATION which are far more important. Don't get stuck on the idea that these political issues are women's issues. They are also fathers' and societies' issues.”
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