'The War Is Not Over'

WASHINGTON - President Bush led the nation on Monday in marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. Full Story
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286127 Jan 3, 2013
Econ4 org wrote:
<quoted text>
So tell me when did you see a gigantic mountain rise out of the sea?
Hawaii...still rising to this day...which suits the name...the BIG island...

For you...What is a tectonic plate?
A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere. Plate size can vary greatly, from a few hundred to thousands of kilometers across; the Pacific and Antarctic Plates are among the largest. Plate thickness also varies greatly, ranging from less than 15 km for young oceanic lithosphere to about 200 km or more for ancient continental lithosphere (for example, the interior parts of North and South America).

How do these massive slabs of solid rock float despite their tremendous weight? The answer lies in the composition of the rocks. Continental crust is composed of granitic rocks which are made up of relatively lightweight minerals such as quartz and feldspar. By contrast, oceanic crust is composed of basaltic rocks, which are much denser and heavier. The variations in plate thickness are nature's way of partly compensating for the imbalance in the weight and density of the two types of crust. Because continental rocks are much lighter, the crust under the continents is much thicker (as much as 100 km) whereas the crust under the oceans is generally only about 5 km thick. Like icebergs, only the tips of which are visible above water, continents have deep "roots" to support their elevations.

Most of the boundaries between individual plates cannot be seen, because they are hidden beneath the oceans. Yet oceanic plate boundaries can be mapped accurately from outer space by measurements from GEOSAT satellites. Earthquake and volcanic activity is concentrated near these boundaries. Tectonic plates probably developed very early in the Earth's 4.6-billion-year history, and they have been drifting about on the surface ever since-like slow-moving bumper cars repeatedly clustering together and then separating.

Like many features on the Earth's surface, plates change over time. Those composed partly or entirely of oceanic lithosphere can sink under another plate, usually a lighter, mostly continental plate, and eventually disappear completely. This process is happening now off the coast of Oregon and Washington. The small Juan de Fuca Plate, a remnant of the formerly much larger oceanic Farallon Plate, will someday be entirely consumed as it continues to sink beneath the North American Plate.
John_Pa

Brooklyn, NY

#286128 Jan 3, 2013
I yearn for the day when Bush left office with the price of gasoline being $1.84 per gallon. And so do poor people. Obama people.I yearn for the day when Bush left office with the price of gasoline being $1.84 per gallon. And so do poor people. Obama people.
John_Pa

Brooklyn, NY

#286129 Jan 3, 2013
There must be a God. Nancy Pelosi said " may God Bless The United States of America." Nancy Pelosi is never wrong.
ABs

Ellenwood, GA

#286131 Jan 3, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
And then "after your death" you will 'Wish" that you would have been a believer!!
That shall happen to every Atheist, to the best of my knowledge and info!!
The most "unimaginative people on this planet"!!
Just curious MUQ, will christians and muslims share the same heavenly afterlife? What are you going to do when you find out that jews are allowed in the kingdom of heaven as well?
ABs

Ellenwood, GA

#286132 Jan 3, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
Only, god can not bless "our troops", because there is no god and never was! So sorry!
So hank, what do you think about the old adage that There are NO athiests in Foxholes?

A feel good story for you and francis...
Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who will return to Congress on Thursday one year after suffering a major stroke, said that he saw angels while recovering in the hospital last year.

In an interview with the Daily Herald published Wednesday, Kirk said that before he woke up from a medically induced coma, three angels appeared at the foot of his bed and asked if he wanted to come with them.

"No," Kirk said. "I'll hold off."

Kirk told the paper that he wasn't sure if the vision had been a dream or a near-death experience, but acknowledged that his stroke and subsequent recovery had impacted his faith.

"I would say that I definitely became much more religious," Kirk said. "They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and this stroke put me into a very deep foxhole. Yet, that feeling of faith sustained me, so I have no feelings of anger or regret."

The Republican senator is scheduled to arrive at the Capitol Thursday morning, in time for the opening of the 113th Congress. He will be greeted by Vice President Joe Biden, along with Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Senate colleagues. Kirk intends to walk up the steps of the Capitol without assistance.

In the Daily Herald interview, the 53-year-old Kirk said that he visualized the walk up the Capitol steps to help motivate him during physical therapy.

"I kept imagining going back to work and the irreducible physical amount of effort I had to put in," he said.

Awwwww, the life of an elitist congress person...back to work with ZERO medical bills and no obamacare paperwork to fill out...try going back to your job of tarring a roof after a massive stroke...
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#286133 Jan 3, 2013
ABs wrote:
<quoted text>
So then you agree, USA should not get involved in the 60k dead and growing list in Syria and just sit back and let the international bodies continue their most excellent work of resolving the genocide going on, yes?
Syria have raw resource that US our want that is bloody oil, why Arab Spring - people of Mid east want our US out and for very good reason, and don't want a US puppet govt to be at helm.
ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286134 Jan 3, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>Syria have raw resource that US our want that is bloody oil, why Arab Spring - people of Mid east want our US out and for very good reason, and don't want a US puppet govt to be at helm.
So then are you good with the way things are currently playing out in Syria?
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#286136 Jan 3, 2013
ABs wrote:
<quoted text>
Even worse than the Jews?
You are treading on "very thin Ice".... You could be reported for making an "Anti Semitic" comment (or whatever that means)!!
Therealnews com

Bay Shore, NY

#286139 Jan 4, 2013
ABs wrote:
<quoted text>
Hawaii...still rising to this day...which suits the name...the BIG island...
For you...What is a tectonic plate?
A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere. Plate size can vary greatly, from a few hundred to thousands of kilometers across; the Pacific and Antarctic Plates are among the largest. Plate thickness also varies greatly, ranging from less than 15 km for young oceanic lithosphere to about 200 km or more for ancient continental lithosphere (for example, the interior parts of North and South America).
How do these massive slabs of solid rock float despite their tremendous weight? The answer lies in the composition of the rocks. Continental crust is composed of granitic rocks which are made up of relatively lightweight minerals such as quartz and feldspar. By contrast, oceanic crust is composed of basaltic rocks, which are much denser and heavier. The variations in plate thickness are nature's way of partly compensating for the imbalance in the weight and density of the two types of crust. Because continental rocks are much lighter, the crust under the continents is much thicker (as much as 100 km) whereas the crust under the oceans is generally only about 5 km thick. Like icebergs, only the tips of which are visible above water, continents have deep "roots" to support their elevations.
Most of the boundaries between individual plates cannot be seen, because they are hidden beneath the oceans. Yet oceanic plate boundaries can be mapped accurately from outer space by measurements from GEOSAT satellites. Earthquake and volcanic activity is concentrated near these boundaries. Tectonic plates probably developed very early in the Earth's 4.6-billion-year history, and they have been drifting about on the surface ever since-like slow-moving bumper cars repeatedly clustering together and then separating.
Like many features on the Earth's surface, plates change over time. Those composed partly or entirely of oceanic lithosphere can sink under another plate, usually a lighter, mostly continental plate, and eventually disappear completely. This process is happening now off the coast of Oregon and Washington. The small Juan de Fuca Plate, a remnant of the formerly much larger oceanic Farallon Plate, will someday be entirely consumed as it continues to sink beneath the North American Plate.
Thanks for the Science lesson.

The correlations between fish fossils fond on the highest mountains and your article still does not compute too me.

Science changes and Gods word does not.

The earth was thought to be flat and now oval.

God makes more sense.

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Earth Oceans Were Homegrown
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/11...

How did the Oceans form?
http://www.chem.duke.edu/~jds/cruise_chem/oce...
Therealnews com

Bay Shore, NY

#286140 Jan 4, 2013
ABs wrote:
I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home.
Dads were at work. Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married to actual men BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay; Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook; Dads would work;
Children would behave.
Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry; and Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies; men looked like gentlemen; and children looked decent.
People loved the truth, and hated a lie.
Cursing was wicked; drugs were for illness.
The flag was honored; America was beautiful; and God was welcome!
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
I Miss the Old Days...
You and I both know the whole system is corrupt and both Republicans and Democrats like it that way.

Fox News and MSNBC are both corporate hack talking air heads loyal to these two corrupt parties.

Most Republicans are conservative in name only.

Most Democrats are liberal in name only.

Obamacare is not a liberal health plan which would have provided Single Payer, Medicare For All.

Obamacare is more accurately Romneycare which was endorsed by Bob Dole and the Heritage Foundation back in the 1990s.

Obama/Clinton, Bush/Cheney John Kerry, John McCain, et cetera are all corporate hacks loyal to Wall Street.

They have to divide and conquer our ignorant masses.

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The Truth Behind the Fiscal Cliff’s Reality TV Show
January 4, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/b7klghn
To appreciate how the kabuki theater works, consider three big outcomes of the fiscal cliff legislation that the attendant reality TV show never highlighted:
1. Bush defeats Clinton: President Clinton’s tax rates delivered big budget surpluses and one of history’s strongest rates of economic growth. By contrast, President Bush’s cuts to those tax rates birthed massive deficits and the slowest rate of economic growth in modern history. Yet, faced with the fiscal cliff’s choice between Clinton and Bush tax rates, both parties agreed to ratify almost all of the latter.
For Republicans, this victory was summed up by Bush’s former spokesman, Ari Fleischer, who said simply,“it’s fantastic.” For Democrats, their triumphant rhetoric about their one small win - restoring Clinton rates on income above $400,000 - obscures a humiliating truth. Essentially, the party that spent so much political capital to modestly raise taxes and restore fiscal sanity after the Reagan binge was bullied into undoing much of its own fiscal legacy.
2. Nobody in Washington cares about deficits: During December’s “fiscal cliff” TV show, D.C.‘s reality stars told us that they were focused on reducing the budget deficit. But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the final bill will increase the budget deficit by $4 trillion.
3. Corporate welfare is sacrosanct: For all the effort to make wasteful spending the villain in the “fiscal cliff” TV show, Congress ultimately refused to touch that spending. Somehow, defense contractor largesse in the bloated Pentagon budget was off the table. Somehow, subsidies to corporate agribusiness were separated from the negotiations and then extended. Meanwhile, as the Roosevelt Institution’s Matt Stoller documented, the final “fiscal cliff” bill included taxpayer handouts for everything from NASCAR racetracks, to Hollywood studios, to a new Goldman Sachs headquarters.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/04

Spocko

Oakland, CA

#286141 Jan 4, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
You and I both know the whole system is corrupt and both Republicans and Democrats like it that way.
Fox News and MSNBC are both corporate hack talking air heads loyal to these two corrupt parties.
Most Republicans are conservative in name only.
Most Democrats are liberal in name only.
Obamacare is not a liberal health plan which would have provided Single Payer, Medicare For All.
Obamacare is more accurately Romneycare which was endorsed by Bob Dole and the Heritage Foundation back in the 1990s.
Obama/Clinton, Bush/Cheney John Kerry, John McCain, et cetera are all corporate hacks loyal to Wall Street.
They have to divide and conquer our ignorant masses.
=======
The Truth Behind the Fiscal Cliff’s Reality TV Show
January 4, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/b7klghn
To appreciate how the kabuki theater works, consider three big outcomes of the fiscal cliff legislation that the attendant reality TV show never highlighted:
1. Bush defeats Clinton: President Clinton’s tax rates delivered big budget surpluses and one of history’s strongest rates of economic growth. By contrast, President Bush’s cuts to those tax rates birthed massive deficits and the slowest rate of economic growth in modern history. Yet, faced with the fiscal cliff’s choice between Clinton and Bush tax rates, both parties agreed to ratify almost all of the latter.
For Republicans, this victory was summed up by Bush’s former spokesman, Ari Fleischer, who said simply,“it’s fantastic.” For Democrats, their triumphant rhetoric about their one small win - restoring Clinton rates on income above $400,000 - obscures a humiliating truth. Essentially, the party that spent so much political capital to modestly raise taxes and restore fiscal sanity after the Reagan binge was bullied into undoing much of its own fiscal legacy.
2. Nobody in Washington cares about deficits: During December’s “fiscal cliff” TV show, D.C.‘s reality stars told us that they were focused on reducing the budget deficit. But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the final bill will increase the budget deficit by $4 trillion.
3. Corporate welfare is sacrosanct: For all the effort to make wasteful spending the villain in the “fiscal cliff” TV show, Congress ultimately refused to touch that spending. Somehow, defense contractor largesse in the bloated Pentagon budget was off the table. Somehow, subsidies to corporate agribusiness were separated from the negotiations and then extended. Meanwhile, as the Roosevelt Institution’s Matt Stoller documented, the final “fiscal cliff” bill included taxpayer handouts for everything from NASCAR racetracks, to Hollywood studios, to a new Goldman Sachs headquarters.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/04
Switzerland’s oldest private bank, Wegelin & Co., has pleaded guilty to helping wealthy United States taxpayers dodge taxes through offshore accounts. The bank was indicted last February on charges of conspiracy and fraud
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/Wegelin_...
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286142 Jan 4, 2013
Econ4 org wrote:
<quoted text>
My guess is that you were raised with Religion and something distasteful happened and instead of blaming the Devil, you blame God.
Of course I don`t blame the devil and I don`t blame god, since both never existed!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286143 Jan 4, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
And then "after your death" you will 'Wish" that you would have been a believer!!
That shall happen to every Atheist, to the best of my knowledge and info!!
The most "unimaginative people on this planet"!!
Of course that is pure nonsense. After death life has passed!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286144 Jan 4, 2013
John_Schuylkill County_Pa wrote:
<quoted text>McDonald"s served billions of hamburgers well!
This of course is nonsense!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286145 Jan 4, 2013
ABs wrote:
<quoted text>
Curious hank, If so why do you keep capitalizing the G? You can fool tinyearl, but I know u believe in a great spirit...I mean Great Spirit....
Never believe in any spirit. Why should I, I am not insane!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286146 Jan 4, 2013
Econ4 org wrote:
<quoted text>
My guess is that you were raised with Religion and something distasteful happened and instead of blaming the Devil, you blame God.
Of course this does not mean anything. For more than 70 years I am an atheists and will it be up to the end of my life!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286147 Jan 4, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
And then "after your death" you will 'Wish" that you would have been a believer!!
That shall happen to every Atheist, to the best of my knowledge and info!!
The most "unimaginative people on this planet"!!
What a silly idea! Your "knowledge" is absolut irrational!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286148 Jan 4, 2013
John_Pa wrote:
There must be a God. Nancy Pelosi said " may God Bless The United States of America." Nancy Pelosi is never wrong.
Oh, yes; Nancy Pelosi IS wrong! There never was any god at all!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286149 Jan 4, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
And then "after your death" you will 'Wish" that you would have been a believer!!
That shall happen to every Atheist, to the best of my knowledge and info!!
The most "unimaginative people on this planet"!!
After "death" you are dead for ever!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286150 Jan 4, 2013
ABs wrote:
I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home.
Dads were at work. Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married to actual men BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay; Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook; Dads would work;
Children would behave.
Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry; and Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies; men looked like gentlemen; and children looked decent.
People loved the truth, and hated a lie.
Cursing was wicked; drugs were for illness.
The flag was honored; America was beautiful; and God was welcome!
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
I Miss the Old Days...
Well, the "Old Days" are passed forever! God was not existing! God in the "Old Days" was never too! That is a myth no more! Wake up people to reality!

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