"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Please take the time to read this important article and pass it along to your friends. We can no longer afford to wait on this urgent matter. Call the White House and your Congressional representatives today.
Think about it -- she cast the swing vote in Bush V. Gore, giving W the Presidency. She has since expressed regret for that vote. And then she went and retired during W's term giving him the opportunity to make another right wing appointment to the Supreme Court. She sited needing to care for her ill husband -- but she has been working and very out in the Public -- promoting her book, doing speaking engagements, appearing on Jon Stewart, etc. Certainly she could have hung on until W was out of Office.
We are in Afghanistan because we can't have troops on the ground in Pakistan.
With how far under the sea the oil is, BP obviously has no experience drilling relief type wells, at this depth, which requires diagonal drilling to target the original well shaft. Good luck with that one. I think this is another stall, so that the public and the governrment will lighten up some whereas without this hope, BP would be seen as having "0" answers and subsequently all hell would break lose, one way or another.
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
I love reading about this toothy Houston lion killing Texas pipeline billionaire whose heirs will not pay estate tax and will go on doing good works to assuage the ills of society.
Metea Chief of the Pottawatomie, ancestor of Frank Kryder, fought with Tecumseh, signed the Treaty of Greenville
It could be that Earth may decide to assert power on the issue of who is most qualifed to be the global custodians of the world's resources. So far the right has been claimed by a pack of lying, thieving, murdering knaves. They should not be in charge.
As I prepare to journey to Rome and Barcelona next Tuesday with the S.I. choir, I am thinking how to keep everyone updated on the goings on while do my thing. So depending on the availability of internet connectivity, I will schlep my laptop with me and post daily goings on in the evening, which should be late afternoon for those of you on the West Coast. I am not sure what this has to do with Gay Pride Month but that's just the way my mind works. OK?
Planetary Classification Proposal
(C)2009 Ignoring the IAU's politically motivated and unscientific classification of planets (which only applies to our solar system), I've decided to make my own proposal.
I invite anyone to try to shoot holes in my proposal.
My proposal - (seriously, freely distribute this but at least give me credit if you use it) - actually gives our solar system a maximum of 10 PRIME planets, although we would come out with several "Secondary" "rogue" and "non-solar" planets.
The Peaceless Human Condition
Below is an exchange between a Libertarian Friend and my Liberal self. thinkingblue