The power of nature
Some of these are pretty heart-wrenching.
Central Java earthquake
The reactionary rantings of an unapologetically fanatical right-wing zealot, dedicated to exposing all manner of journalistic malfeasance, philosophical hypcocrisy, and moral incontinence.
Some of these are pretty heart-wrenching.
Tthis seems kind of like non-alcoholic wine and sugar-free candy.
Living in Japan, I've gotten to experience the many joys of Canned Coffee. There is even a website out there devoted to "reviews" of various canned coffees.
Okay, so I'm watching "Next Generation" like the trekkie geek that I am, only, I've got a real problem. Well, I mean, besides being a trekkie geek. 'Cuz like I'm watching this episode where Geordie (sp?!) and the rebellious, mouthy Bejouran (sp?!) chick get all phase-shifted whilst transporting betwixt two ships cuz some Romulan gizmo went all haywire. So anyway, they can see the Enterprise and crew, but the crew can't see them, seeinz how theyz is all phase shifted like.
I found the book to be an engaging and entertaining read. Of decidedly dubious theolgoy, but a fun book nonetheless.
As one pauses to ponder, the whats and wheretofors of life, it is by chance that on occasion one glimpses round the edges of one’s preconceptions the merest glimmerings of insight and the faintest hints of recognition of the much vaunted "higher truth." Peeking out 'neath the covers, a cautious, often frightened gaze meets mine. It fears my own reaction to its oft unwlecome message, and so with tremulous regard for my rage, hesitates to present its discourse of epiphanic wonder.
gawwwl-DAMN this here is The Nation of the Fat People.
...does it seem like that whole "probable cause" thingy is just pretty much out the muthafuckin' window?
It twouldst behoove me, in this the hour of my virulent angst, to bequeath upon thy faithful eyes a treatise in the way of explanation vis-a-vis the recent lack of substantive additions to the aforementioned "blog."
1) I can only imagine the fate of an American convicted of the same crime in a Taliban court.
I've got it! If Les Immigrantes want to show their economic power by walking away from their jobs, I think WE should show OUR economic power by walking away from their jobs, too!
I have just realized that in no less than three of my previous posts, I have used the word "frothy." As in, "churned into a frothy whip," etc.
I can't tell if this is just a poorly written article or a repackaging of a press release from the Sierra Club. Either way, its penchant for wild generalizations and unsupported assertions make my head hurt. For example:
Some scientists say the receding glaciers, like canaries in a coal mine, areWhich scientists? Details please, not vague generalizations. "Some scientists" tell me nothing about their credibility to speak on the issue.
providing an early warning system for the Earth
They say global warming is responsible for extreme weather and outbreaks ofWell, if "They" say it, it must be true!
diseases throughout the world
Scientists say "greenhouse gases" — especially carbon dioxide and methane —I need to go back to college and take another chemistry class so I can figger out how gasses behave like solids. How carbon dioxide and methane obtain the same physical properties as a solid, impermeable sheet of glass.
emit from tailpipes and smokestacks. These gases trap heat and prevent it from
escaping into space, just as glass traps heat in a greenhouse.
As the gases accumulate, they say, the Earth heats up and climatesHey, news-flash: climates change about four times a year. It's called "seasons."
Contrasting present conditions with a photo from 1938 in which a man is standing on a 60-foot-high slab of ice, Fagre said: "There's no ice here at this time; it's all just liquid water."As long as we also have a photo of the same from 70 years before that one so we can have an accurate baseline for measuring trends.
"When we see a place like this changing," he said, "we can attribute it to climate change and to the human influence on the planet."
Harvard's Paul Epstein, a physician and an expert on emerging diseases, blames global warming for recent droughts in Spain and Portugal, as well as heavy rains in other parts of Europe, and says the climate change is linked to outbreaks of malaria and cholera in Asia and Africa and an increase in asthma cases in the United States.As well as athlete's foot, bad breath, teen pregnancy and Cynthia McKinney's hair. Anything else we want to blame on global warming?
"By warming the surface of the ocean, greenhouse gases are providing the feedstock for more and more intense hurricanes,"Wait. Greenhouse gases are warming the oceans? I thought the sun did that.
The cost of stemming global warming is steep. The Kyoto Protocol, which required the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 7 percent and other industrial nations to cut emissions by 5 percent by 2012, was pushed as a solution.The problem with the Kyoto Protocol is that it leaves out some of the world's worst polluters. And is more about granting the UN more sovereignty/control over developed western nations than cleaning up the environment.
...just how bright is this?
Illegal immigrants and their allies took to streets across America Monday to take part in "Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes" — "A Day Without Immigrants" — in an effort to show their economic importance to the country.