“Let's respect Afghan by totally withdrawing all troops and financial support. I have still not heard a cogent argument as to why we are there or what success would be.”
Steamboater on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:20:52
“You're not going to hear any demands from congress or the senate and certainly not enough if you did for a cut-off of all funding to keep our troops in that hellhole. The argument for this war has always been a bevy of arguments and when one excuse doesn't work, another has been thrown out there to see if that sticks. Get bin Laden was the original aim and we did but we still stayed so then we needed to have protected Afghan women followed up with abstractions like freedom and democracy the next and then of course we had to protect Pakistan and it's nukes from getting into the wrong hands. Now we need to train Afghan troops, which hasn't worked out well in over a decade, with more decades to come. ”
“I was commenting on corruption and not GMO. Are you the comment police?”
HazelPethigFan on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:47:56
“Dow and DuPont sell GMO seeds.”
HazelPethigFan on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:46:28
“A ChemE who is against the Chem industry? say what? You floored me.
antiMonsanto means you are also anti-duPont and antiDow. They do exactly same thing as Monsanto. It is very very very unusual for a ChemE to be against the Chem industry. They even help pay for your ChemE departments.
Generally antiMonsanto comments here mean the person is antiGMO. It is very unusual for someone to be antiMonsanto but proGMO.
this is a give and take thread. Why do you think there is a "reply" button?
So you are proGMO? yes? ”
“The problem with energy (oil) is not only supply but moreso demand. Energy use is proportional to population and standard of living. As those two factors continue to escalate so will global energy demand.
This trend will be the one that eventually outstrips supply and that will result in escalting prices and global recession (perhaps depression) unless alternative energy sources are developed and expanded. That is another critical problem our Congress ignores because of the oil lobby influence.”
“Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society. In the USA we pay less than other civilized countries and are also less civilized than many.
That is a choice that we can reverse. Spending is less of a problem than tax collection from corporations and higher income indiviuals. Working both sides of the problem would achieve success more quickly.”
“Obama did not weaken the Presidency, he reduced the prospect of war. This is a good thing but it seems to drive neocons to ridiculous positions.”
Inkosi on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:02:49
“The weakening and disrespect of the Presidency has been engineered by the GOP. They have damaged the US President in the eyes of the world and should one of them become President, they will suffer what they sowed. The Baggers and GOP had done this nation grave and irreparable harm both politically and economically. I do hope Winston Churchill was correct in that America will eventually do the right thing..... Vote the GOP and Bager OUT.”
“Sorry no, that myth was debunked by multiple investigations into this false claim.
Imagine a visit to the Mayo clinic and 48 oncologists say you have a brain tumor and need to be operated on in the morning. But one doctor says he doesn't think it is cancer and let's just wait and see what develops. There is only one rational course of action, no matter your belief system.”
HURRICANEPAUL on Jul 10, 2013 at 13:04:59
THOUSANDS OF EMAILS were hacked and Phil Jones, the Director of the CRU, was BUSTED using the phrase "HIDING THE DECLINE" in his emails.
"Dr." Phil Jones must RESIGN. There is evidence of data manipulation and collusion to control the peer review process in order to manipulate "accepted" science. The emails are proof of scientific fraud on a massive scale. They lament the fact that it isn't getting warmer despite all the predictions and discuss ways to "hide" these facts.
These are UK Government Employees are perpetrating fraud: alarmist man-made global warming that never existed. No doubt self-serving notoriety and billions in taxpayer research grants are the motives for their lies. Another Bernard Madoff Ponzi type scam that has been quietly falsifying data and manipulating science journals for decades.”