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Posted on March 5 at 6:01 p.m.
I don't know, but it seems that everyone (on the right) is bashing Obama for being weak. It is non-stop adoration of Putin for being strong, a leader, etc.
I believe that Kerry went to Ukraine to dial-this incident down, and solve it diplomatically. In fact, he has NOT been banging the war drums, but trying other methods to halt Putin in Crimea.
"Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight."All parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue," Kerry told reporters after a series of meetings in Paris with foreign ministers from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia."
After reading the news, listening to the blah blah on TV, I do not understand the OP. The message I got was "They'd rather talk than fight."
On Foreign Entanglements
Posted on March 3 at 3:36 p.m.
The reason the Goleta Slough has been full for the last couple years, and not opened at the mouth by backhoes was because of the discovery of steelhead trout in Atascadero Creek. This was reported in a few places. I wonder if this will change with the opening of the new waterway for the San Jose Creek, where there are weirs for such fish.
And as for explaining the weather cycles, if your data is JUST what you have listed here, then it is hardly scientific, finite and not peer-reviewed by anyone but yourself. In other words, it does not hold any water.
It is very easy to make generalizations from anecdotal evidence - they are often incorrect. There are thousands of scientists making careful measurements of weather and its side-effects all over the world for decades, there are satellites taking measurements and recording weather data constantly, there are top-notch scientists analyzing this information - yet you prefer tiny samples of anecdotal evidence.
On Rainstorm Lands With Ferocity
Posted on March 1 at 8 p.m.
Members from both parties are guilty.
On Crooks and Liars
Posted on March 1 at 2:17 a.m.
21,000 Birds Killed In France By Winter Storms
Violent storms that have battered France and other parts of Europe this winter are to blame for the deaths of thousands of birds, according to French society for the protection of birds.
A total of 21,341 dead birds were found in western France by 500 volunteers working on three weekends, the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) said in a statement Wednesday.
France has not seen a bird "slaughter" this large since 1900, the Agence France-Presse reports.
The worst-affected species were the Atlantic puffin, the common murre and the razor-billed auk, LPO said.
I think it is too late for people to have woken up to AGW.
Posted on March 1 at 2:14 a.m.
The usage did not cause the drought, either. But the usage is at a max or too much, too be able to cope with drought years.
However, what was unusual about this year was coined as the "Ridiculously Resilient Ridge" and whether it returns after this rain is not clear. And there is the possibility of an El Niño event starting this spring.
The abnormal weather to the east and in the UK, is a result of the melting of the arctic ice, thanks to global warming, as well described in this article.
Posted on February 28 at 3:07 p.m.
That study had to do with projected sea rise - not the drought. And since the slough has been full for a couple years, the soil is probably saturated - that is why it had to be opened. It would not just sink in; that has already happened.
Posted on February 27 at 4:40 p.m.
The bumbling by the water agencies is enough to make one drown in a bucket of Guinness. I wonder if they will learn. We need a citizen group to educate, advocate and change the way things are done with respect to water use. Maybe the horror at the history of errors and how we are dependent on those errors, will hopefully motivate to be less dependent upon that bumbling.
Ag and municipal water use requires a revolution. Local centers of food production would be a good thing - with less dependence on pesticides.
Lawns and water-thirsty eucs have to go.
On Every Dog Has Its Day
Posted on February 26 at 8:21 p.m.
Wonderful, empathetic, wise writing.
On How My Grandma Looks
Posted on February 25 at 1:26 p.m.
--Why dont women ever think about the sacrifices men make?? Being a housewife was a luxury!! to be able to be at home with the kids and take care of them..and then people make that sound like its slavery!!..Yes, for some being a stay-at-home was a luxury for those who were lucky enough to be able to do that. But you are arguing both for it and against it. Women should stay at home and enjoy the luxury while men do all the work, but boo hoo men do all the work, therefore that system (hardly found today) is bad.
--the real slave is the guy that goes to work every day with no thank you at all.. working hard so he pays more tax to the govt..only to have it redistributed to women that want to have children by themselves..priceless!!..No woman can have a child by herself naturally - they find themselves in that situation because of men who don't want to stick around. And since the workforce is approximately 50% men and 50% women, women are also paying for those who need support. And how about the case of the stay-at-home-mom with large families? They get tax deductions for each of the children, when responsible adults who have no children or few children have to subsidize large families where both parents profit because of deductions paid by others.
Everyday, I thank my lucky stars that I can go to work where I feel I make the best use of my abilities, and then after work I am free to do whatever I wish paid for by my own work, and nobody else's. That is, I would hate to live in any country where women have no rights, and there are many of them.
On Women's Issues Are <em>Still</em> an Issue
Posted on February 25 at 1:22 p.m.
Generalizing about anything is scientifically inaccurate, and very biased.
--What would women do if men just quit?..Firstly, why are there so many single-parent homes headed by females? Because the partners quit in the sense that they were unwilling to support the family. Dead-beat dads is the term. Secondly, many women had to go to work because there was not enough money from one paycheck. The number of working men and women is roughly equal. Lastly, that question could only be directed at women who are not working and expect to be supported. For those women, who do work, it is a meaningless question.
-- Since men are the backbone of society.. we work more,..Women are the backbone of society as well. Many studies have shown that working women work much harder, not only because they have a day job, but they do most of the work at home. So that supposition is only true when women are stay at home, otherwise it is patently false.
- die early, work longer and harder than women until we retire and die....For the most part, men do not look after themselves as well as women do. They drink more and smoke more, and do more risky things. As more and more women smoked the difference in death ages grew smaller. So I would claim it is an issue of personal responsibility - do not look after your health, and expect to die earlier.
- then our wives live off the money we made. ..If a wife dies earlier, then a husband lives off any money she made. I have also encountered many marriages where the woman makes more than the husband, and in some cases supports the husband. So generalizations are incorrect.
--So we should have a day when all men just dont go to work.. call it a "day without men" and lets watch it all screech a stop.. no plumbers, no welders, no trash pickup, no building, no cops, etc etc.. ..So we should have a day when all women don't work --- watch homes screech to a halt. No breakfast, lunch, dinner - nobody to take kids to and from school, nobody to look after kids when they are home, put them to bed, do their washing, etc, etc. No teachers, nurses, secretaries, etc. And many women do "men's" jobs, too.
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