“Let's think a while, Jeff: Record heat there, record cold there, what does that mean? Another way to think about these things...do you remember what the differential in night-time and day-time temperature on sister planet Venus is? Or on the moon, for that matter?
Well, Venus is barren, so is the moon. Pretty soon Earth will be barren too, unless we pull our heads out of the sand pretty quick.”
Young Tsoho on Dec 9, 2013 at 21:32:17
“Venus = 460C day and night.
Moon = no atmosphere which equates to extreme temperature differences (250C difference between daytime and nighttime temps)
Neither one of those two examples is anything like Earth.”
"May or may not contain oil"
Which should be left in the ground...unless we intend for all life on the planet to perish.
Then it won't matter one bit.
Tell me, again, what is the excitement about these islets?”
“Let's cut to the chase here...what reason is there to believe they have not been spying on EVERYBODY? That includes you, Madam Chairman, and you, Mr President, and you, Mr Majority Leader, and you,,,and you,,,and you...
Good news...they haven't. You have nothing to hide.”
“It is reckless and irresponsible to continue talking about debt ceiling in the abstract. What every American should know is that interest rates on everything - home, auto, credit cards, business loans, everything - will skyrocket the moment the government defaults,
Did you get that? It means the price of bread, butter, bottled water and beer will skyrocket in sympathy.”
“Lest patriots, believers in democracy, creditors and people of conscience everywhere forget: the continuing resolution at issue would fund the government for just 3 months... Is that an appropriate manner to run ANYTHING?”
“Government is handing corporate media a low-hanging fruit and the latter is too blind to see. It's simple...how much will the new war front cost and who will pay for it?
A nation 17 trillion dollars in debt can't afford more dumb wars. New rule: any elected officials supporting the new war should be required to personally contribute their entire paychecks for the duration of the hostilities, however long that may be.”
“Let/s think: Which of the warring parties in Syria would have the greatest incentive to use chemical weapons? Would the Syrian government openly invite intervention by crossing the red line drawn by, er, you know, us and our most powerful and expensive military on earth?”
Mary of Egypt on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:29:03
“Assad had already won the war...this does not make sense,”
“Lest we forget...the streets of Baghdad, Benghazi, Kabul, Manama flow with excess blood thanks to our 'humanitarian' efforts. Let's not add another for any reason.”
sidepockets on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:10:51
“Lest we forget, they do just fine spilling blood all by themselves. As they have done for centuries. I for one, will turn my head on this atrocity. We have had enough with our own dead, injured, honorable American soldiers. We need to stay out! Let the pieces fall where they may. We should be involved if and when we are directly targeted. Until then.....”