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TheBLACKTeaParty

United States

#1148958 Jun 10, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Which tea party organization is that son?
There are so many!!!
Could be this one, fool. You are an embarrassment. Now go sit down.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1148959 Jun 10, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
It stopped being Bush's recession (if you insist on believing that) on January 20, 2009.
It's been Obama's recession and stagnation up until today, June 10, 2014.
At some point, you're going to have to admit Obama's priorities weren't about a recovery or the economy but ObamaCare and the legacy in his own mind.
'It stopped being Bush's recession (if you insist on believing that) on January 20, 2009.'

Absolute dumbest thing I have ever read.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1148960 Jun 10, 2014
Seriously, has Carol lost her mind?
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1148961 Jun 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You really are clueless!!!
So a flake like you thinks he is smarter than the state of California. Most normal people would be smart enough to know that the streets will be safer the more licensed driver we have. You yourself admitted that they would drive regardless. You as always are the idiot.Talk about clueless. You are stuck in state of cluelessness.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1148962 Jun 10, 2014
flack wrote:
Something I'd thought possible for a long time.
( Phys.org )—A NASA scientist based at Ames Research Center has compiled a checklist of habitability possibilities for planets or other bodies in the solar system or beyond. In his paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Christopher McKay outlines ways that life could be possible on other planets, moons, or even other bodies.
Research here on Earth, McKay notes, has led to findings that show that life can exist under what would previously have been considered impossible environmental conditions. Thus, it seems logical that what we define as the conditions possible for life existing in other places should expand as well. Not all life forms need the same requirements as most of the life we see around us, some can survive or even thrive in very extreme conditions.
He notes that some types of microorganisms, for example, have been found to live in environments that are consistently well below freezing or well above the boiling point. Thus, it would not make sense to rule out a planet simply because it's too cold or too hot.
He also notes that not all life forms require as much water as was once thought. Some algae, for instance has been found living inside of rocks, where very, very little water is available. Not unlike the water that is trapped in rocks on the moon, as just one example.
The need for light or some other form of energy source might have been overstated as well. Creatures have been found living in the sea, for example, at depths almost beyond where sunlight can penetrate. Might that mean that some planets have been wrongly excluded as possible life holders, simply because they are too far away from their star? No one knows, but perhaps we should start including more of them on our list of possibilities.
There's also the problem of radiation—too much of course and life should not be able to survive—but what about those microbes that have been found living inside of nuclear reactors? Perhaps we've been too narrowly focused in this respect as well.
And finally, being creatures that need a lot of oxygen to survive, it would seem only natural that we would expect other habitable worlds to have it as well. But research has shown that it too isn't always necessary and is sometimes even fatal to some forms of life, such as a type of bacteria living in soil. Nitrogen, on the other hand seems to be far more critical. Perhaps it should be one of our primary clues.
In short, McKay is reminding us that we maybe ought to be more careful in what we exclude when looking for life elsewhere, perhaps now more so than before as our technology improves to the point where we might finally have what we need to actually prove that life does exist out there, somewhere—even if it's in a form we never might have imagined was possible before.
Why not try the fish for lunch today?
Patrick

United States

#1148963 Jun 10, 2014
Democrats Blamed Herbert Hoover for the Great Depression from 1932 to 1960.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1148964 Jun 10, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Because most people want to be law abiding; many are hard working people with children, they need a license to drive to work. Why clog the system arresting these people for driving without a license? Makes no sense. Having a license means that the state knows your address and, you have to have insurance to keep your license.
Yeah that's why they break into the country illegally. They are a criminal the second that foot crosses the border. Do you understand the can of worms your dear leader has opened welcoming these children? There are reports whole villages are going empty. This will be a disaster for decades to come!!!!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1148965 Jun 10, 2014
flack wrote:
Something I'd thought possible for a long time.
( Phys.org )—A NASA scientist based at Ames Research Center has compiled a checklist of habitability possibilities for planets or other bodies in the solar system or beyond. In his paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Christopher McKay outlines ways that life could be possible on other planets, moons, or even other bodies.
Research here on Earth, McKay notes, has led to findings that show that life can exist under what would previously have been considered impossible environmental conditions. Thus, it seems logical that what we define as the conditions possible for life existing in other places should expand as well. Not all life forms need the same requirements as most of the life we see around us, some can survive or even thrive in very extreme conditions.
He notes that some types of microorganisms, for example, have been found to live in environments that are consistently well below freezing or well above the boiling point. Thus, it would not make sense to rule out a planet simply because it's too cold or too hot.
He also notes that not all life forms require as much water as was once thought. Some algae, for instance has been found living inside of rocks, where very, very little water is available. Not unlike the water that is trapped in rocks on the moon, as just one example.
The need for light or some other form of energy source might have been overstated as well. Creatures have been found living in the sea, for example, at depths almost beyond where sunlight can penetrate. Might that mean that some planets have been wrongly excluded as possible life holders, simply because they are too far away from their star? No one knows, but perhaps we should start including more of them on our list of possibilities.
There's also the problem of radiation—too much of course and life should not be able to survive—but what about those microbes that have been found living inside of nuclear reactors? Perhaps we've been too narrowly focused in this respect as well.
And finally, being creatures that need a lot of oxygen to survive, it would seem only natural that we would expect other habitable worlds to have it as well. But research has shown that it too isn't always necessary and is sometimes even fatal to some forms of life, such as a type of bacteria living in soil. Nitrogen, on the other hand seems to be far more critical. Perhaps it should be one of our primary clues.
In short, McKay is reminding us that we maybe ought to be more careful in what we exclude when looking for life elsewhere, perhaps now more so than before as our technology improves to the point where we might finally have what we need to actually prove that life does exist out there, somewhere—even if it's in a form we never might have imagined was possible before.
A NASA scientist? Come on Flack, you can't trust a government employee.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1148966 Jun 10, 2014
Homer wrote:
WASHINGTON (AP)— The government is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury.
I predict rightwing pregnant women will go out of their way to eat more fish.
If rightwing pregnant women are situated anywhere near Left Wing women who smell like fish, the last thing on their minds will be to eat fish.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1148967 Jun 10, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
Just heard a great idea!
After the (carefully planned) influx at our southern border, all the liberal elites can adopt a Mexican refugee child. This way the burden will be lifted from the backs of the taxpayer and the refugees will be well provided for and instantly liberal!
#AdoptARefugee
Of course expecting the Republicans to work for an immigration bill is out of the question huh old clueless one?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1148968 Jun 10, 2014
fatal DUI cover-up scandal in office of Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)......

http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1148969 Jun 10, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Ah! So you want a nationalization of all industries I see!
The reich wing philosophy comes shining through!
Just where in the hell did she say that moran? You must be dumbdave's dumber cousin!!!!
Patrick

United States

#1148970 Jun 10, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Take off the brass knuckles just for a minute, Lily.
Do you honestly believe the enemy will NOT plot another 9/11 with all of our troops gone in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan? Or the enemy will not see our mass exodus as a victory?
Do you honestly think Obama believes we're safer with top terrorists released from Gitmo?
If so, what do you and he think they're going to do with so much time and freedom on their hands?
This is a serious issue. I would appreciate a serious response.
You want the United Stated armed forces to stay in Afghanistan and reenter the war in Iraq?
Do you have any military experience?

Your libertarian members of congress are not for this. e.g. Senator Rand Paul

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1148971 Jun 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text> Blowing seems to be your answer to everything huh peterpuffer.
You played Wind and Percussion Instruments all through HS.

Blow it or beat it to a rhythm was your motto.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1148972 Jun 10, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Take off the brass knuckles just for a minute, Lily.
Do you honestly believe the enemy will NOT plot another 9/11 with all of our troops gone in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan? Or the enemy will not see our mass exodus as a victory?
Do you honestly think Obama believes we're safer with top terrorists released from Gitmo?
If so, what do you and he think they're going to do with so much time and freedom on their hands?
This is a serious issue. I would appreciate a serious response.
Soo you aren't concerned about the over 500 that Bush released???? Obama so far has released 87 and only those you are concerned with?/? You are an obsessed fanatical ideologue, not so very different from the Taliban.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1148973 Jun 10, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>'It stopped being Bush's recession (if you insist on believing that) on January 20, 2009.'
Absolute dumbest thing I have ever read.
Well, considering the facts of the matter are clearly irrelevant in your own little world of denial, it's not too surprising the truth would be too.

Democrats expanded the CRA under Clinton's watch. The Congressional Democrats during Bush's second term absolutely refused to even consider Fannie and Freddie needing more government oversight to prevent the inevitable.

If that's just too hard for you to grasp, you'd best start blowing up that bubble of insulation you're so comfortable hiding in.
Patrick

United States

#1148974 Jun 10, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
If rightwing pregnant women are situated anywhere near Left Wing women who smell like fish, the last thing on their minds will be to eat fish.
Have you ever read one of Carol's posts?
Does your mom know you are on her computer?
-Angela

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1148975 Jun 10, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Why not try the fish for lunch today?
Had bratwurst, cabbage rolls, and cheesy potatoes.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1148976 Jun 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah that's why they break into the country illegally. They are a criminal the second that foot crosses the border. Do you understand the can of worms your dear leader has opened welcoming these children? There are reports whole villages are going empty. This will be a disaster for decades to come!!!!!
Any idiot should know that until we get some type immigration laws passed and then implement them nothing will change...So you Republicans as with most thing that are good for this nation are the clog in the machine. PERIOD.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1148977 Jun 10, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Democrats Blamed Herbert Hoover for the Great Depression from 1932 to 1960.
And Republicans and economists blame FDR for not giving the private sector a chance to recover on its own but rather implementing big government and the birth of a nanny state as a kneejerk reaction.

Look where kneejerk reactions have gotten us.

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