NPR is just another taxpayer-funded "abortion".
I do not see the conservatives as having an ambition to destroy me, personally; rather I am a victim of the Conservative War on Science. I have been training my entire life for a position in scientific research, and they are proudly do everything they can to bring science to a screeching halt in this country. That results in my permanent unemployment.
First of all, damn_registrars, if you are experiencing an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism, please seek help. While
Second, what the actual focaccia are you even talking about, "Conservative War on Science"? I don't want to hear another godforsaken word about anybody else's "conspiracy theories" if you're going to leave that kind of upper decker. Science breeds innovation (when not drenched with Frankfurtism), which leads to capitalism.
Third, as far as "bring science to a screeching halt" goes, one way in which your demented notion could nearly begin to try making sense is if you swallow the idiocy that #OccupyResoluteDesk is conservative, and trying to use the non-argument of anthropogenic global warming (or whatever the current focus group term is) as a denial of service attack on research.
Should sobriety ever strike, a look at the economics of higher education might bring some badly needed enlightenment. Advice: cloud computing. It's all going cloud, man. Feel the vapor trail.
The clash between the Turkish Air Force and Russia is dangerous because it violates the first rule of proxy warfare which is principals don't fight principals. The whole point of proxy warfare is that only the seconds are allowed to cross swords. The duelists are forbidden from engaging each other directly, a convention intended to limit the scope of war.
Read the whole thing.
We mostly discuss international politics as though it were chess, when it really tends more toward of a mafia-driven, mezcal-drenched poker match with arbitrary players every hand.
The ME isn't really "sides" as much as it's a garbled graph problem. Every node is connected, more or less, to every other.
Thus, the principles chosen as a framework for how to react to the current crisis are the least squishy conversation one can have.
Anybody else tired of the "You never criticized X during period Y, therefore Z is privileged" argument?
But, hey, Progress:
It's important to rephrase all news as a conspiracy theory for the consumption of you-know-who. So, with this Clinton Foundation accounting tidbit, the proper question would be "How did Dick Cheney infiltrate PWC and cook the pristine books to make Her Majesty look bad?" Do I get an "A" for the day, coach?
I know this is how I feel about you two, and I don't doubt it's reciprocal:
To that end, in the coming months, I plan a series of Floor speeches on the historic growth of the administrative state. This will not be a partisan effort; it will not be a Republican senator criticizing the current administration because it is Democratic. Rather, it will be a constructive attempt to understand how we got to the place where so much legislating now happens inside the executive branchâS--for this kind of executive overreach came about because of a great deal of symbiotic legislative underreach. Republicans and Democrats are both to blame for grabbing more power when they have the presidency; and Republicans and Democrats are both to blame in the legislature as well for not wanting to lead on hard issues and take hard votes, but rather to sit back and let successive presidents gobble up more authorities. We can and we must do better than this. And the century-long look at the growth of executive branch legislating over the next many months will be an attempt to contribute to the efforts of all here, both Democrats and Republicans, who would like to see the Senate recover some of its authorities and some of its trustworthiness.
"I just want to be a good engineer." -- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, concluding his keynote speech at the 1988 AppleFest