OT: REPUBLICANS CALL FOR TOUGHER SANCTIONS ON BEYONCÉ
Andy Borowitz, April 8, 2013, The New Yorker
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Arguing that their recent trip to Cuba had made them “America’s No. 1 national-security threat,” a group of Republican lawmakers today called for tougher sanctions on the entertainers Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
“We must send a strong message to Beyoncé and Jay-Z that the United States of America will not tolerate this kind of provocation,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida), who blamed President Obama for “permitting the crisis to escalate dangerously.”
“While the President has allowed himself to be distracted by North Korea, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were engaged in threatening activities right in our own hemisphere,” he said, charging the President with being “soft on Beyoncé.”
Echoing his sentiments, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called for the “toughest economic sanctions possible to isolate the growing threat posed by Beyoncé and Jay-Z.”
But while economic sanctions may be politically popular, White House spokesman Jay Carney cautioned that they would probably have little to no effect: “Right now, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have more money than the U.S.
elk - this is where is at....Where the line should be drawn...or Should be a line... and for what indications...
Should a line be drawn before a line is needed...or after,.. to enforce repeat of an unwanted actions..
Who are our modern heros??? the working man and women who do it day in and day out in support of our daily life or.... the daning dolls and the very rich and famous ....coined..."Stars"....what happened to the rest of us???
Getting too rich & famous too quickly...without parents drawing on their life savings to support higher eduactions and/or haveing to rely on student loans... should come with its own ... pay back.. to the society... Or Should it..
Where should be the line. These folks have more money than US government., they are still very young, and have just statred a family....
Shuold they and the like be taxed at 80% after their 1rst $5millions/year annual income.... or what...
As they say....totall freedome and chaos are the two side of the same coin....or are they...
Is there a happy medium....??? and what that is...and how it could be implemented????
RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW EVIDENCE THAT DINOSAURS WERE STRONG SWIMMERS
Researchers studied strange claw marks discovered on a river bottom in China that is thought to have once been a route frequented by dinosaurs.
Science Recorder | James Fluere | Tuesday, April 09, 2013
An international research team has discovered new evidence that dinosaurs were strong swimmers, capable of paddling long distances. They posit that learning more about dinosaurs can help them track evolution over millions of years.
University of Alberta graduate student Scott Persons says that “from dinosaurs we’ve learned about colour vision in some of today’s animals, and the ancient animals are linked to the evolution of other life we take for granted, like birds and flowering plants.”
Persons and his colleagues studied strange claw marks discovered on a river bottom in China that is thought to have once been a route frequented by dinosaurs.
In close proximity to fossilized footprints of several Cretaceous era animals researchers located a series of claw marks that they think suggest a coordinated, left-right, left-right progression.
According to Persons, the claw marks were made by the tips of a two-legged dinosaur’s feet as it swam in the river with only its tippy toes scraping the bottom. The claw marks stretch a distance of approximately 15 meters which the researchers contend is proof that dinosaurs were able to swim with coordinated leg movements. These tracks were made by the meat-eating theropod dinosaur.
Fossilized evidence suggests that more than 100 million years ago the river in China experienced dry and wet cycles. According to Persons, the “dinosaur super-highway” has given researchers plenty of foot prints of theropods and four-legged sauropods to study.
According to a University of Alberta news article written by Brian Murphy, Persons and his colleagues plan to continue examining dinosaurs’ ability to swim with the ultimate goal that the analysis will offer information about animals. Persons says that paleontology has already yielded a few connections between life on Earth 65 million years ago and today.
“WANT TO KNOW WHY OUR PET DOGS OR LIVESTOCK HAVE LIMITED COLOUR VISION? IT’S BECAUSE EARLY MAMMALS SACRIFICED CONES FOR RODS IN THEIR EYES SO THEY COULD SEE BETTER IN THE DARK AND BETTER AVOID DINOSAURS,” notes Persons in the news article.
The study’s findings were described in detail in the journal Chinese Science Bulletin.