Every discussion of the Iraq war should start with this statement. Sadden Hussein was a murderous tyrant, launching two wars of aggression; for oil. He tried to start WWIII by launching missiles against Israel and committed chemical warfare genocide against his own people. He was personally and solely responsible for the death of over 1 million people, mostly Muslims, putting him in the murderous class of Hitler, Stalin, Kim, and Pol Pot in infamy.
Investment in space race, interstate highways, the GI Bill, all gave incredible returns, past tense. Ask scientists what would give us future returns: one manned mars expedition or 100 robot expeditions to planets, moons, comets, asteroids, oh yeah, and nobody dies.
We could launch 1000 unmanned space exploration experiments for the cost of one manned mars mission and nobody would die. The space race is over and everybody won. There is zero added benefit to sending people into space.
Consensus: 100% of scientists would have said CO2 was not a pollutant to be covered by the Clean Air Act when it was passed. If you want to cut carbon, write a new law, don't redefine pollutant to fit your ultraliberal agenda.
Back in the 80s I wrote a tip that was published in PC Magazine showing how to trick the new Excel spreadsheet program into having conditional color formatting, they later added this as a feature. Where are my royalties!
We don't have a leader, we have a head servant. The US government is of the people, by the people, for the people. You do not want to live in a country that has a "leader" (sometimes translated as "fuehrer")
Copyright is an agreement. I agree that in exchange for this price I will not give away copies. It is not morally correct to break this agreement. There happen to be laws that back up this kind of agreement, like many other laws that stand behind agreements.
Copyright is a deal: I agree to give you a copy in exchange for this price as long as you don't copy it and give it or sell it to someone else. You unilaterally break the deal when you give away copies. If you don't like the deal you should not make it in the first place, not declare that you have some right after the fact. If you want a deal that allows you to give away copies, ask for a price.
While global warming agendists are trying to detect a 1cm increase in sea level in front of Sean Penn's Malibu beach house, the rest of the world will be fighting World War Three over the last remaining oil.