Do you seriously think what GP described is a Usian problem?
It's sounds like the AC's problem to me, if the "vast majority" of his bosses are 'vindictive arseholes' then either he's really unlucky, or there's something about him that brings out the 'vindictive arsehole' in people. My guess is that the AC is a young male and as such will generally have problems with any authority figure. OTOH he has a point, I'm not going to light up a joint in the bosses office any day soon.
I've had enough of the NSA. I'm going to unplug from the Internet. I'll just yank this cord from my keyb
Consider the doctrine: Death is actual beginning. "Life" we have now, is like life of the foetus in the womb. Wanting to live forever is as vain a wish - and non-sensical - as wishing eternal gestation.
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A: Ex-Wife's Bedroom
I preferred him in the Ghostbusters movies.
Personally, I think a day/night cycle is needed for life to get started
The convection currents around deep sea volcanic "vents" do the same job. Panspermia and abiogenesis are not mutually exclusive, despite the "either or" argument manufactured by the mass media.
I think panspermia is a long shot, but given the length of time and the size of the universe it's almost certainly happened somewhere at sometime. Volcanos could also be a mechanism for single celled life to leave a planet. It's said that rocks as large as a houses were blasted into obit by Krakatoa and some types of lichen have survived on the outside of the ISS for more than a year. The landing on such an interplanetary flight would be very difficult to survive since the rock is likely to vaporise on impact. Even if it survived and landed on a habitable planet, the locally evolved life forms would more than likely out-compete it by simply eating it.
That's a better way to state my #2.
Benghazi was a CIA contact station and transfer point to route radical jihadists with arms and Saudi funding into Syria, as "Anti-Assad Freedom Fighters".
Something went sideways, and rather than expose the operation, the Embassy was sacrificed.
Clever! And of course, quite literal, literally in the literal sense.
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan, Cosmos