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  1. The global food crisis

    I think they are pushing it, some of the words are only found in certain dictionary's. clearly not a problem on your part. Maybe the cost of the rice is exceeding the money they have! :sceptical:
  2. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Bad reason to elect a person who is totally out of sync with most of the Democratic party and stands on a platform of raising taxes to pay for her programs. This is not the time to be raising taxes. The people "in the middle" see her as a threat to their way of life in already bad times. If it were not for Bill she would never have gotten this far.
  3. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    However, getting a female president should not be the goal, getting a president that is the best person for the job at this time in history is. Also, this female is viewed as a too far to the right. At this time we need a more balanced person. I would never vote for someone JUST because they are a female....
  4. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Will be interesting to see! Either way she will battle to the very end. She really has no choice in her mind. The Democratic party leadership is not really behind her and if she does not get the nod this time, 4 years down the road, she will not be able to get back in the race, ie, this is her one shot..... :thoughtful:
  5. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Yep, Hillary has made the Dem party sweat big time this time. She will never quit now...
  6. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Not much delicate to it these days, they are also committed to solving all the worlds problems, using all the money paid to them by the lobbyists from the coal companys...
  7. The Root of All Evil?

    Many times the come out with the answers that they are PAID to come out with.... :thoughtful: the more silly the answer, the higher the price!
  8. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    And to add more fuel to the fire: If the nomination is decided by the committee, vast amounts of people will be hacked off that their votes were of no value to the Democratic party. This could be a "lose - lose" opportunity for the party... :thoughtful:
  9. NY blocks mayor's congestion plan

    Sad but true, Atlanta, Ga. is having the same transportation issues. Many of these cities have a real problem with long range planning. A real problem is that many have seen it as a "core city" problem when almost all of the major cities have huge amounts of companies, etc that are now in a ring around the "core city". So, you really have to be able to address transportation to the core and the "ring" around the city. As long as the "ring" is not part of the solution the issues will never be resolved..... :sceptical:
  10. Flight misery at T5

    :thumbup: Man, you have to be thankful for that. Sounds like they are getting a handle on the problems, wonder if they every got all the bags returned to the correct owners?
  11. Flight misery at T5

    How not to run an airport Baggage problems are causing delays, cancellations and misery for a third day for British Airways passengers using Terminal 5 at Heathrow. This started out bad and has gone down hill ever since. Amazing that management has not been able to step in and arrive at a solution. 15,000+ bags stranded at Heathrow At least 15,000 bags are stranded at Heathrow airport after a third day of cancellations at the new Terminal 5. BA has confirmed an estimated 15,000 bags are stranded but one source has told the BBC that the number may be closer to 20,000. How much extra fuel is going to be consumed shipping 20,000 bags to catch up with the owners? A total of 208 flights in and out of the terminal were cancelled during the first three days.
  12. NY blocks mayor's congestion plan

    Major difference, only cars pay a tax. In almost all cities in that area you have a LARGE number of people who ride motor scooters and bikes. In New York, almost no one is dumb enough to ride scooters and bikes to work due to the distance being FAR greater than that of the commute in Stockholm and New York is NOT setup to support non-car commuter traffic like Stockholm. Most of the municipalities around NY are so dependent on NY that they would never do anything to like that, remember that most of the border towns are made up of people that work IN the city of NY....
  13. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Yo, She will not stand down before the Pennsylvania primary! Unless of course you see an announcement about someone finding a flying pig! :crazyhappy:
  14. NY blocks mayor's congestion plan

    IF they had a good public transportation system. There in lies a key piece of the puzzle... :thoughtful:
  15. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    However, its the wrong thing! :sceptical: He is campaigning in Europe and if he were going to be in a position to be elected he has to campaign in the US. Obama will chew him up and spit him out! If you are losing your house because some lender is trying to kick you out, you do NOT care about global warming :info: Then, when Obama gets thru with him Hillary will put her high heel up his fat rear end. But, like I said, he cannot get past the people that run the Democratic party, they have shut the door on him and will not let him back in. :(
  16. We can hope that this not just another fairy tale and is a true sign that research in this area is going to pay off, however, the key to the statement is
  17. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Gore has NO chance of running for the presidency since the core of the democratic party is FIRMLY convinced that he has no chance. The democratic party has a very different system under which a candidate can be selected by "super delegates" regardless of what the members want. The fact that he cannot carry his home state has hurt him deeply inside the party. The party sees him as a one-horse candidate, and its the wrong horse in bad financial times....
  18. NY blocks mayor's congestion plan

    Has NOTHING to do with the oil lobby! Has everything to do with the NY life style. You have lots of people that live in the surrounding areas that drive in for work, theater, shopping and dining. So, who are the big losers if they force people to not drive in for the social events, etc. ALL the theaters, stores and dining establishments. Who was against it, EVERYONE that has to drive in to work and all the stores, theaters and dining establishments.
  19. Why is climate change not in the USA primaries?

    Gore will be kissing his hand in accepting this! You have to realize that Gore is desperate to get back in the limelight in the US and it is his only chance to do so.
  20. Green Quote of the Week: Kathleen Sebelius

    If she wanted to be part of the solution, she should have come up with one!
  21. A Picture is Worth - Albatross Carcass

    Now if they have wind like that, how can you not be building turbines their? :thoughtful:
  22. Where do you stand in politics?

    Not hard to believe and not even a bad thing. In todays rabid politics, many are turned off by the "hate politics" that seems to insist that if you don't agree with someones position you must be an enemy. In the US, the Democratic party is almost in self destruct mode with Hillary determined to fight to the bitter end. Of course many say she has no choice since if she losses this bid the party will not back her the next time around. Catch 22! :thoughtful:
  23. A Picture is Worth - Albatross Carcass

    Truly amazing what can be accomplished when people put their minds and efforts to resolving issues. Of course they most likely did not have people complaining about unsightly turbines.... like they do in other places...
  24. Flight misery at T5

    Just when you thought it could not get any worse, The T5 baggage system fails completely and now they are sorting bags by hand. Cost estimates so far are £16m and that is not counting all the wasted fuel moving bags around..... :thoughtful:
  25. A Picture is Worth - Albatross Carcass

    Always thought it looke a little too staged!