"Hey, Mortie, congratulations. I heard about the fire."
"Shhhhhhh," Mortie replied. "It's TOMORROW."
Three years. Just enough time to annex enough property on the east side of town to pay for it.
Three years . . . about the amount of time it will take for Chattanooga to annex enough property on the east side of town to pay for it.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like bananas.
This is approximately the same amount of time that a very gifted college student needs to flunk out after spending most of his (yes, his) time playing video games instead of going to class. There's your Mars crew . . .
Global warming is real. The controversy is over whether 100 parts per MILLION of CO2 is the reason. How is 1/10,000th of the atmosphere responsible for a less than 1% change in global temperatures? It's not. Water vapor is the #1 greenhouse gas, and it comes from evaporation over the sea because THE FREAKIN' SUN IS WARMER due to its natural 11 and 22-year cycles.
It was not too many years ago that scientists were warning us of an impending ice age. That's because the sun was cooler; also part of the natural cycle.
There are many viable theories regarding natural phenomena which could result in the warming trend we're seeing, and all of them together are responsible for the single degree of warming that has actually occurred. When they all act together in one direction or the other, they result in either warming or cooling. Most of the time, they are counteracting each other, and nobody notices the difference.
Before you buy into the CO2 theory, at least go take enough math and physics so you can get into a course on thermodynamics, and then figure out for yourself that replacing 100 bricks in a pile of 1,000,000 with 100 other bricks that hold heat a little better will result in raising the total temperature of all 1,000,000 by a single degree. I dare you.
Try this one. How much heat do 7,000,000,000 human beings with an average weight of (minimizing) 100 pounds operating at 98.6 degrees generate? Add to that the heat they use every day for cooking, transportation, etc. Maybe the CO2 is just a side effect of an increased population, and it's really the extra heat generated by a doubling of Earth's population that's to blame.
If public education in this country was any good, most of us would be able to figure these things out for ourselves instead of trusting people who get funding from politicians.
As for the asteroid, it's like a bullet. You never hear the one that gets you. If NASA knew we were going to be hit, they wouldn't tell anybody because there'd be nothing anyone could do.
NASA and its partners (mostly universities) are top-notch when it comes to determining the orbits of objects in space. Either way, it's not something to worry about. Personally, I'd rather die in a really cool cosmic event, just so I could say I was there when it happened. It's got to beat the alternatives I've witnessed over the past couple of years.
Believe it or not, the iPhone does not have an app that protects the user from being hit by a car in a parking lot.
Pedestrians have a duty to be careful too. The charge may be valid.
That won't stop him from suing the girl for hitting him.
Oh, please. What about Monica and the blue dress, not to mention the cigar? What about Ted Kennedy and his kin folk? What about Al Gore and the massage therapist? What about John Edwards waiting for his poor wife to die so he could run off with what's her name?
If it was "only sex" when the Democrats did it so publicly and scandalously, how come there's anything wrong with anybody else doing it?
The only happy ending likely to come out of this election for Al Gore is one he can obtain legally, for cash, at certain establishments in Nevada.
When a man who ran for President under the banner of one of the two main national political parties has to resort to making sleazy advances to massage therapists, COME ON! That's a LOSER.
Gore is a perfect example of what's wrong with politics in this country and with his partisan peers in particular. They are only interested in doing something for us if it serves their own perverted needs.
I do think that President Obama started out with good intentions, as did his voters, but they were all doomed from the start because you cannot understand anything about business when your only exposure to it has been through a law office. Lawyers are only one of the kinds of workers in this country who customarily charge up front. The others are the ones Al Gore can find at brothels in the Nevada desert.
It's not about what's right. It about the law. Two entirely different things.
If this young girl is implicit some way in what happened, you can be 99% sure that it's because she was abused before. I've seen this happen all my life, but didn't understand the childhood abuse part of it until I was married to a victim. If the DA isn't a complete idiot, they'll be looking for an adult to charge in the earlier abuse.