It is wonderful to hear this great news about good works being done for the greater good. Thank you to all the investigators for your many hours and hard work to shut this down.
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Death Valley has: no flaura*, no fauna*, one road*.
*Yes, obviously, there are brine shrimp and microscopic organisms and the odd car. That being said, no trees, grasses are there to rustle in the rare winds 282 ft below sea level.
Garbage Out: MP3 Players/Phones etc.
HiFi is dead.
Obviously, first thoughts are for the victim and his family and the horror that had been brought on them by these ISIS animals. The family will be tortured for the rest of their lives by this.
As I tried to examine my emotions, my second thoughts went to the forensics:
Using astronomical data, sun angle etc., it may be quite possible to determine the longitude and latitude of the location of the crime.
The front-end loader used in the video also has extreme value: what make and model was it? Could we determine year? Where was it purchased? By whom? Can we use satellite data to pin-point it?
The clothing worn by the perpetrators may also have some value forensically.
Yes, Jordan has pounded the town where this event is believed to have occurred, but what if we croud-sourced the evidence so that, in future War Crimes trials, we can be sure to convict these barbarians.
Lastly, a comment: If I were the Prime Minister of Japan, I would form up an elite group of counter-terrorists, insert them into Syria, and have them capture and extract senior ISIS leaders to bring them to justice saying: "The Samurai are coming for you." [Yes, I know that, legally, the Samurai have been abolished in Japan but the thought of knowing that a group of 'Samurai' are coming for you would be extremely scary.]
That being said, never praise a kid for being smart. Always praise hard work.
If automakers built cars that crashed as often as all the versions of Windows, the earth's population would be about 1,000 people today.
The curse is that a small few are about to make huge profits on land and state enterprises. I don't care how the laws will be worded, any time you have a major economic shift like this, opportunists will take incredible advantage of the situation.
The other curse is that Western 'culture' - McDonald's, Burger King, Coke and Pepsi will invade. They will do tremendous harm to the health of the average Cuban.
Lastly, the wonderful beaches and hotels will be overrun. Cuba is so close to the U.S. that development will explode and tourism will skyrocket. The 'pristine' aspect of Cuba will quickly disappear in a morass of tawdry tourist traps.
Adios Cuba viejo y bienvenido al futuro.
Whether 60 Minutes is wrong or Ron Adams is wrong, it won't matter - the retirees will all be dead before any potential effects of mild radiation manifest themselves.
A relative of mine is a Veterinarian.
When he graduated in the '80s 80% of Vets were male. They worked from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM or longer - often six days a week.
Today, 80% of Vets are female. Rather than working long hours, they often choose to have a family and work part-time. The net result is that 4-5 female vets do the job of one male vet.
This is not a bad thing. They get to have both a career and be at home for their families.
The net result though, it that their incomes are substantially lower than a male vet's would be.
Is this wrong? No. Is this a new way of having a work-life balance? Yes.
If they are told that they are smart, they will get a mind-set that says: "I'm smart, I don't need to work at this."
A wealthy friend of the family once told me: "There are two ways to become wealthy: out smart the other guy. The rest of us out work him."