This is ridiculously cool! I wish I was there.
From this article it is not still clear to me how 'class' becomes the pivot to bifurcation of society. Scotland a long history of strife. So, there is a historical perspective too. I expected this part to have been included in the article. Though economics is one of the major aspects of every country, if the entire question revolves around that then there will be a problem in analysis of bifurcation issue. We should agree with the fact that we must not regard people as mere economic agents. Derick from https://www.cornertrader.ch/en/
Yeah can I get a go-pro up in here????
That would have been a lot cooler if his editor had any clue on how to make a good video. Should have used a helmet cam and not done all those sections looking at his face.
Cruel and insane!!!
New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup is also openly gay.
What did everyone expect, it's Russia!
t's obvious that a well-funded group found a poor fisherman, towed his boat 8,000 miles, kept him in hiding for one year (and maybe offed his friend), then flew him across the Pacific and got him into the waters off this atoll, all in exchange for the book and movie rights. This well-hatched ruse shatters, however, since they forgot the detail that he is supposed to be skinny. Hah, hah, you guys. Go play another hoax now.
Olympics or not, Russia or not, this is actually a common practice in a lot of countries. When the population becomes "too much," they "put them down" so to speak. Sadly, a lot of these countries don't have a "spay & neuter" program, so overpopulation becomes a real problem.
No way, look at how fat his face is!
Oh sure. A stray dog running into the opening ceremonies would be a disgrace to your nation, but the way you talk about and legislate against homosexuality isn't? That tells us all we need to know about Russia.
While I agreed in general with Mr. Kushner's article about the neglect by the government in Port au Prince (and the rest of the world) which is, at best misfeasance but truthfully malfeasance on the part of the government.
The citizens of Gonav, with almost no resources, has done a tremendous job of surviving. I take exception, however, about the report about the Cholera epidemic. the claim that Gonav is "...so remote that the epidemic of cholera that has spread to nearly every corner of Haiti barely touched the island." is simply not true. cholera did come to the island with the many thousands of refugees fleeing Port au Prince and other urban areas of the mainland. The reason that the epidemic didn't spiral out of control on Gonav is because the local citizens acted quickly and proactively to prevent its spread. Mandatory disinfection stations were established in Anse-a-Galet and other ports on the island. People and food supplies and anything else entering was inspected and, if necessary, treated or destroyed.
The island has been neglected by the government since the middle of the 19th century when the first Haitians (primarily fishermen and later farmers) began coming to the island. Later the island was used as a dumping ground for criminals and other "unwanted" people from the Haitian mainland.
While the island of La Gonav was claimed by the Empire of Haiti in the first decade of the 19th century, its inhabitants were exclusively the remnants of the once great Caribbean Taino tribe.
The establishment of permanent settlements by Haitians on the island led to a system of local governance that had its roots in Africa. As late as the period right after WWI we have reports of the people of Gonave being a self governing state without any official ties to the government in Port au Prince. To a great extent that is still true today.
La Gonav, once called "the pearl of the Antilles" has been almost completely denuded of its once lush forests. Those forests were completely destroyed to provide charcoal for the Haitian mainland. Today the island faces desertification since the denuded soil is unable to capture the rain which runs from the mountainous plateaus into the sea carrying soil along with it which, in turn, is choking the magnificent coral reefs that fringe the island.
After more than 200 years of neglect and abuse the island has no infrastructure. The 120,000 people of the island have no paved roads and few usable dirt roads, no transportation, water treatment plants, sewage systems, telephone lines, electric grid and there isn't even a postal system on the island. Added to this, the functional literacy rate is about 40%, unemployment and/or underemployment is over 80% there is one small hospital operated by a missionary group and it is understaffed and the equipment it has is antiquated.
Today, the people of Gonav, led by Mouvman Sendika Pou La Gonav, is seeking independence from Haiti. With the help of the developed world, Gonav could once again be a tropical paradise and could become a tourist destination equal to or better than any other in the Caribbean.
I agree with Mick, all except him being a liberal, and his abhorrent claim that Fox News is a political organization. He sounds like a smart guy, which most intelligent people turn away from idealism to realism between socialism and capitalism as they mature and realize a private sector economy works and a socialist economy doesn't. And don't blame the messenger, about reporting on real, multiple scandals and all the cover-ups and lies about Benghazi, NSA spying, IRS targeting, and Obamacare, which are now facing the dems and the administration. About greenhouse gases, it's intuitive what Mick says, how a man-made shift in CO2 molecule 1/2500th of the molecular percentage of the atmosphere, with significantly less infrared radiation shielding capability than H2O, could dramatically alter the earth's temperature over and above solar cycles and resultant fluctuation of water vapor content (the latter obviously not man-made). Which evidence of carbon dating indicates a CO2 content of between 2000-8000ppm during the peak of the Pleistocene ice age.
H2O vapor (relative humidity) and H20 droplets (clouds) are a 1000 times more powerful and prevalent in the atmosphere by weight & volume than CO2. You're a dunce who knows nothing about atmospheric physics & chemistry and who is just spouting nonsense about CO2 forcing.
Really, they review their own work? That's funny, you accuse peer reviewed scientists who publish in science journals of bias, and then, in the same paragraph use Bob Carter's (who is paid a retainer by the Heartland Institute no less) non peer reviewed book, which cherry picks data and ignores any evidence contrary to his views as evidence that it's all a conspiracy! hilarious!
And yet still CO2 levels rise http://www.csiro.au/greenhouse-gases/ That's from Cape Grim, the cleanest air in the world! From scientists who work with CO2. We're "lucky" most of the extra CO2 we're producing is going into the ocean! You do understand that we're burning "paleocarbon" (since you prefer paleoclimatatologists over current climate scientists), carbon that was deposited when CO2 levels were much higher. Seems pretty basic really, burn a million years of carbon accumulation in a year and you get a CO2 build up! Nope, it's all a strange coincidence! Weird huh? Must be a conspiracy of the watermelon commie green world government Nazis. (Go Godwin!!!, had to get it in there somewhere)
You do get the difference between a forcing and a feedback don't you?. Water vapour follows changes in the atmosphere, not the other way around, otherwise we'd be living in a Turkish bath.
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The Business/Government Cartel in U.S. will never match the sheer number of work-slaves that China has, but the U.S. Cartel is trying real hard to create its own slave labor force.
And Idaho's finest are among those leading the way.
Welcome to Slavelandia!
P.S. Could there be any hypocrisy involved with the 'Free Market' Capitalists in the Land of the Free, moving most of their productive assets to Communist China to take advantage of the slave labor there?
l. The IPCC is like Fox News which is a political organization masquerading as a "fair and balanced" journalistic organization. The IPCC is also a political organization masquerading as an unbiased scientific organization. There are less than 200 active research climate scientist on the IPCC and they are permitted to review and validate their own research and they regularly ignore any research by qualified scientists that conflicts with their own assumptions.How about" Climate: The Counter Consensus" written by Professor Robert M. Carter who is a Palaeoclimatologist? And how about scientists who actually spent their careers working with CO2? 2.Depending on who is counting, there are about 750 gigatons of carbon in the atmosphere and about 25-35% of all of that atmospheric carbon is exchanged with other Carbon Sinks, soils, ocean surfaces, plants etc. , annually. About 7gigatons of Anthropogenic carbon is added to the atmosphere annually, an insignificant amount especially considering that the IPCC grossly overestimates the residence time of atmospheric carbon in order to make people afraid of CO2. 3.And of Course the Big Lie that the IPCC is promulgating is that CO2 is a major driver of Dangerous Global Warming when in fact atmospheric C02 is an insignifigant driver of warming or cooling compared to atmospheric H20.
You really are using the denialist playbook aren't you? (You have a few more chapters to go through yet.) And how many of those 30,000 had degrees in climate science? As someone who has 3 family members with PhDs, I can tell you none of them are qualified to comment on the science of climate change. They can have an opinion, but it is just that, an opinion. I wouldn't consult a geologist for any health issues, so why would I value their opinion on climate change?
Actually I can tell the difference between my rectum and a hydrothermal vent, neither spew as much hot toxic gas as you. The hydrothermal vent I dived was actually pretty nice, beautiful warm water, and the gas bubbles tickled.
I just love the conspiracy theory thingo, I suggest you go and take a look at the Heartland Institute if you want to see a proper conspiracy...BTW even the Chinese Government is doing something about climate change, and I don't think they need a "tool" to panic the masses. Can you see that you have got the religious mania going on? the multiple theories that sometimes are in opposition to each other should be a give away. If someone came out with some credible scientific data refuting climate change I'd be onboard tomorrow, I like the current western lifestyle.
What a moron! You're so discombobulated you can't tell the difference between your rectum and a hydrothermal vent. As far back as 1998 30,000 people, 9000 of which held PhD degrees signed a petition that included the following statement: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of CO2,methane,or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover,there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric CO2 produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth" Another quote:" It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world--that CO2, essential for the life of plants was considered to be a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin."Ed Ring from an article in EcoWorld, Climate Science 2008. Another quote: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with and endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken. Another relevant quote: "The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. We must daily decide whether the threats we face are real, whether the solutions we are offered will do any good, whether the problems we're told exist are in fact real problems or non-problems" Michael Crichton "Environmentalism as religion" address to the Commonwealth Club San Francisco 2003. Enough said for now.
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