FBI statistics show that as gun ownership has increased, the price of oil has decreased 50%.
shd read, ". . . subtract NATO countries other than the US, . . . ."
Considering the relative size of US military spending and Chinese spending, what does that tell us about the management provided by the top brass in the US military (broadly defined to include military contractors & the politicians they rent). Amazing how politicians who are constantly posturing on government inefficiency are content to ignore it in the military. Trivia question: If you take worldwide military spending and subtract NATO countries, Aust., Japan, S. Korea & Taiwan, what %age of the remainder is accounted for by US spending?
Simply put, some people who are resentful that transgender people exist and are accepted as the sex they have chosen want to gin up resentment to them among people who generally don't know or care who they are. Rather than allowing transgenders to quietly use rest rooms of their chosen sex - which, as you point out, they've been doing for years w/ no significant notice or problems that I know of - these people would force transgenders to use rest rooms where they'll stand out, be uncomfortable and, most importantly, make other people using that rest room uncomfortable and resentful. For example, a transgender person who has had hormones and a sex change operation and now dresses, acts, sounds and looks (muscles and a beard) like other men will have to - under NC's HB2 - use the women's rest room.
Who was it that asked, "If God didn't intend for them to be sheared, why'd he make them sheep?"
It is difficult to feel sympathy for people who willingly throw in w/ anyone like Trump, in business or in politics.
and have childlike faith that he's their deal maker. Kinda like when a married man's girl friend never expects he'll lie to her too.
The communist forces in the South pretty much recieved (sic) what they could carry down the Ho trail on their backs under frequent bombardment from our air force. (They didn't have one - air force that is.)
Reading comprehension isn't you guys' strength, is it? Find & cite an article on melting ice & sea level rise in a credible publication which doesn't specify "land ice" or melting of the Antarctic &/or Greenland ice sheets. Unless you're lucky, it'll take a while.
Agree that Trump becomes what he needs to be to get his deals done. And he certainly has done deals w/ Republican primary voters & it now appears w/ the Republican donor class. 1st doesn't surprise me, they're fools. 2nd kinda does, didn't think they were. So how can the elites of the donor class think they have any clue about what Donald will show up to make a deal w/ general election voters or for work in the Oval should he win? Do they figure they can manage him? Like they figured they could manage the resentful white voters attracted to the Party by their Southern strategy, the voters who just shoved Donald up their butts.
Direct quote from permit application (See Politco story yesterday):
“If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct, however, it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay but around much of the coastline of Ireland. In our view, it could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea level rise might become twice of that presently occurring. … As a result, we would expect the rate of dune recession to increase.”
SALISBURY (AP) — A North Carolina school board has repealed its decision to allow high school students to carry pepper spray, a policy one board member had said may be useful for students who encounter transgender classmates in the bathroom.
News outlets report that the Rowan Salisbury Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to overturn a May 9 vote that excluded pepper spray and mace as weapons.
Board of Education Chairman Josh Wagner says liability concerns raised by parents and law enforcement convinced them to change course and place pepper sprays and disposable razors back on the list of items that students aren’t allowed to carry on campus.
You seem to be making an assumption abt the distribution of voters (bell shaped w/ the peak in the middle?) which has never been really tested statistically and is disputed by some credible pollsters. The myth has been exploited very successfully by the Republican donor class. By relentlessly moving their party toward the radical right in economic matters (while allowing the Dems victories in "social" matters) they have managed to drag what's perceived to be that center further & further right pulling the Dems along. In economic matters, today's Democratic Party is significantly right of the Republican Party in, say,, 1970. The result has been decimation of the middle class.
Loan originators making 5 yr loans to sub prime borrowers secured by hi mileage used cars & bundling the loans to sell to money managers seeking yield to sell to foolish investors who think the tooth fairy provides it w/out risk. Sound vaguely familiar? Free markets @ work, what could go wrong?
Because the neocon case for the war was proven and Jane, Kerry and the rest of the opposition to it were disgraced when we decisively defeated the commies & saved South Vietnam and, indeed, the rest of SE Asia, from their domination. God only knows what might have happened had we not driven them out.
No need for concern. Portland is just one of those left coast cities where nobody wants to live because it's too liberal so real estate is very pricey.
Trevor Noah's take on Mr. Webb's apparent fondness for thumping things other than the bible was funny, though perhaps a bit lacking in class.
A year ago the party establishment needed an alternate to a boring drift to the nomination by their already boring candidate. Bernie needed exposure for his message. Both have gotten what they wanted & shouldn't expect more. There are, however, some in the establishment who seem 2 expect to get more by raggin' on Bernie & his supporters abt their "duty" to the party & Clinton. This is, of course, unhelpful to her.