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aquamanNov. 30, 2012 - 02:29PM JST
While man-made contributions of carbon gas emissions are an ever-increasing factor due to global population growth and industrialization, the effects of ongoing volcanic activity as relate to carbon gas releases into the atmosphere must not be overlooked.
" Gas emissions from volcanoes are a natural contributor. Volcanic activity releases about 130 to 230 teragrams (145 million to 255 million short tons) of carbon dioxide each year. " according to USGS data.
Posted in: Evidence for man-made climate change getting stronger - U.N.
aquamanNov. 30, 2012 - 02:03PM JST
Pretty sure the menu didn't include fried catfish, hushpuppies and fried ocra, though those are all good down-home cookin, real soulfood.
Posted in: Obama meets Romney for private lunch at White House
aquamanNov. 30, 2012 - 12:40PM JST
She's a wreck, but what she needs is help not incarceration.
Posted in: Lindsay Lohan charged with assault, reckless driving
aquamanNov. 30, 2012 - 12:24PM JST
Madverts, what's your beef? Don't like it when others don't toe your party's line? Dissent is not tinfoil hattery as you presume. Conjuring money out of thin air is, though.
Posted in: Obama, Romney to have lunch at White House on Thursday
aquamanNov. 30, 2012 - 12:20PM JST
More info! What was the menu? Did they dine al fresco?
aquamanNov. 30, 2012 - 12:15PM JST
Dumb and Dumber! Is Noda Lloyd Christmas? No, that must be Abe, because Noda's the one taking real money from the suitcase, spending foolishly, and stuffing the case with IOUs saying "it's all there!"
Look! Straight ahead! Is that a fiscal cliff? Let's spend our way over the edge! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Posted in: Cabinet approves Y880 billion stimulus package
aquamanJun. 06, 2012 - 11:18AM JST
What's the difference between now and 40 years ago in Vietnam?
Today's drones are yesteryear's napalm.
Posted in: Al-Qaida No. 2 killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
aquamanJun. 06, 2012 - 11:00AM JST
As marriage is a very personal, private issue, the government should have nothing to do with it. Throughout human history, marriage has generally been defined by the social norm of that society which typically means some kind of religion. In one tribal area in Africa, the women have multiple husbands. The will of the people determines what is socially acceptable.
"The vast majority of U.S. states limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, and popular votes have consistently approved bans on widening those rights."
That sounds like the will of the general populace. And it's part of how a democratic republic functions. The US is not a democracy.
Posted in: California gay marriage case looks headed to Supreme Court
aquamanJun. 06, 2012 - 10:24AM JST
In the future, maybe she should travel by ship since that's much more pleasant anyway.
Posted in: Air rage granny fined for punching passenger on Qantas flight
aquamanJun. 06, 2012 - 10:15AM JST
Yet another No.2. assassinated. Now No.3 becomes No.2.
And the beat goes on...
aquamanJun. 06, 2012 - 10:10AM JST
Very likely from the same victim. Really sick
Posted in: Human body parts sent to 2 Vancouver schools
aquamanMar. 08, 2012 - 04:05PM JST
The sheeple have spoken, just as directed by the Media Masters. For those who think Obama is charismatic, please lay off the Kool-Aid; it's spiked with arsenic. Romney can't rally solid support(even with his very deep pockets) because there's just something not right about him, so mechanical. Newt is Newt, forget about it. And Santorum is scary with his religious assertions and warmongering. Paul is the only one with ideas to actually make positive change, back to the rule of law, but the people are like drug addicts looking for their next bigger fix from the Big Dealer. The future looks bleaker for Amerika.
Posted in: Long slog ahead in divisive Republican race
aquamanMar. 06, 2012 - 09:42AM JST
Or how about if everyone goes about with some sort of face covering? If muslims don't like the laws of the land, there's the option of returning to their home of origin. When in Rome, do as the Romans! If that's not acceptable, don't go to Rome.
Posted in: Australian state toughens law for Muslim veils
aquamanMar. 06, 2012 - 09:34AM JST
Yet another case of the US "Pot calling the Kettle Black". As other posters noted about the Bush Jr election, and the current GOP debacle, voting fraud is as serious in the US as elsewhere(not picking on Russia). Putin may indeed be Stalinesque, but Obama and his policies are similarly totalitarian in nature.
Posted in: U.S. urges probe into Putin's victory
aquamanJan. 29, 2012 - 10:39AM JST
Big Brother finds new ways to flex his totalitarian muscles. It's only the beginning. The Great Emancipator, "Honest" Abe Lincoln, did much worse against freedom of speech, shutting down thousands of newspapers, charging editors and writers with treason, many of whom were executed, many more jailed. Abe even suspended habeas corpus. The other lawyer-come-president hailing from Illinois is just following in Abe 's footprints but with a bigger goal in mind, "liberating" the people of the world(Doublespeak ). Enjoy your freedom while you still have some.
Posted in: Twitter faces censorship charges, blackout call
aquamanJan. 29, 2012 - 10:14AM JST
The EU/UK/US/ETC economic problems are largely due to the welfare programs. Like opiates, after a little taste the masses become reliant on the handouts, to the point of demanding more. The politicians, of course, buy votes by promising more "help", feeding the addictions. But the individual welfare is compounded by corporate welfare in the form of various subsidies, easy credit lines(via absurdly low interest loans), and endless bailouts.
It's digging a hole with a power shovel, thanks to the brilliance of economists and bankers, led by senseless politicians.
This is all financed by the thievery called taxation. What percentage of collected taxes actually goes to the purported objectives? It's like bailing out a rowboat with a pasta strainer. If one donates to a charity, there is a reasonable expectation that most of the donated funds will go to the cause. Not so with governments of men.
Most of the folks presently at Davos essentially advocate more of the same failed Keynesian policies. Conducting the same experiment while expecting different results.
Posted in: Eurozone crisis biggest threat to world economy, Noda tells Davos forum
aquamanNov. 14, 2011 - 11:56AM JST
TPP may be a modern Trojan Horse. Given the US imperialistic actions globally, joining such a pact is likely to be akin to opening the Gate for the horse to enter.
Obama's words, "our ultimate goal which is a seamless regional economy" ring odd.
"We consider it a top priority. And we consider it a top priority because we're not going to be able to put OUR folks back to work and grow OUR economy and expand opportunity unless the Asia-Pacific region is also successful."
One problem with Obama's logic, is that somehow TPP will reduce unemployment In US and improve the US economy. NAFTA accelerated the hollowing of the US manufacturing, and caused massive bleeding out of jobs.
Total nonsense. Any manufacturer will opt to pay the factory workers as little as possible to improve the profit margin. Manufacturing jobs in developed nations will continue to migrate to developing nations. TPP, NAFTA, and the like have the exact opposite effect of creating jobs in developed countries.
Seems to me that it's more like setting the groundwork for furthering Manifest Destiny across the Pacific.
Shall we name it OCEANIA?
Posted in: Obama outlines Pacific vision at APEC summit
aquamanOct. 17, 2011 - 08:12PM JST
You are absolutely correct. But the statists would likely never understand that. The state is to be the servant, not the master of the people as it has become, especially in the past 80+ years.
Posted in: Obama uses King speech to attack obstructionism
aquamanOct. 17, 2011 - 12:19PM JST
Before accusing others of not being well-read, perhaps you should take a look in the mirror.
What's happening in DC is a mess, for sure. It's called Democratic Process. And both parties play the same game, smoke and mirrors.
What I believe Wolfpack is pointing out is the socialistic policies wealth redistribution, the welfare state. FDR initiated many of the programs. The Romans went down the same road.
Back to MLK, he rightly pointed back to the Founding Fathers. The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution are what need to be emphasized in the discussion of Civil Liberty. Until the people wake up and rise up against the oppression of the current regime, that liberty will continue in decline.
As MLK said, I have a dream...
aquamanOct. 17, 2011 - 11:07AM JST
Commenteer is right. Mr Obama labels anyone who disagrees with him an Obstructionist. Hogwash. That's the democratic process at work. I personally think MLK would be disgusted with how Mr Obama has performed as national leader, cowtowing to the establishment and renegging on most of his campaign promises. I had hoped there actually would have been some change I could believe in with Mr Obama, but rather he has not only continued the Bush-era overgrown government policies, but expanded them beyond belief.
MLK said it best, that he had a dream. But MLK's son and the others mentioned have lost sight of what MLK fought for .
Today, at the hands of both Demopublicans an Repocrats, that dream lies shattered in the streets of places like Detroit and New Orleans. Say NO to more Mr Obama's failed policies. The Occupy Wall St et. al. really need to shift to Occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and take back control of the country from the politically corrupt and give it back to the people.
Mar. 12, 2014 - 09:11PM JST
There is a major technical reason why Softbank may not be able to buy T-Mobile USA:…
Posted in: SoftBank tycoon Son wants U.S. telecom price war
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Right that confirms it. I'll be flying Skymark whenever possible! :)
Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
I can't believe there are so many cynical people here, throwing around statements that Japanese people…
Posted in: How come Japanese couples don't say "I love you" to each other as often as their Western counterparts?
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:53PM JST
Shouldn't the question be "why do Westerners need to hear 'I love you' all the time?"…
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:52PM JST
Given all the grief in the world that America is responsible for, turning to heroin for…
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