Well, my goodness, can you believe it…………….
The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.
The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.
The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.
The odds of a hard drive failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different hard drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three hard drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656.
Now here is where you have to pay a little attention:
The odds of seven different hard drives failing in the same month (like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails targeting conservative and pro Israeli groups) is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096.
(that's over 78 Billion)
In other words, the odds are 342 times greater that you will win the Florida Lottery than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month.
Obama will not stop this invasion because he needs it to force Congress to adopt his immigration laws and make all the illegal entries into our country legal. His legacy will be to have gained the Democratic Party the largest increase in voters ever.
This is about money. If we demand that Mexico guard their southern borders and stop this invasion and return those arriving into Mexico illegally and tie it to a stoppage of any immigration, any work visa's and trade with the country, it will stop. Close the border crossings completely, stop all trade traffic in and out of Mexico and you will get their attention.
Again, this 'migrant' invasion, and that is what is it, is not about poverty in those countries, it is not about crime in those countries...it is about the money those countries will get back and the money those transporting these 'migrants' from Central American, uncontested across Mexico are making in the process. This is being parlayed by the Democrats into another mid-term election tool to paint Republicans as mean evil people because they don't want to share their country.
We should provide opportunity to those willing to follow the rules, migrate legally and are willing to make their lives an asset and contribution to the same society that will allow them the opportunities they desire. Those that have no intent to obey our laws, either in getting here or after the arrive, and have to desire nor the abilities to contribute much to our country, should get nothing.
Democrats don't debate, they simply say the right is bad, wrong and are all driven by Fox News. It is a very simple attack and it has been working. The don't wish to compromise on anything when it quicker and easier to just the say the opposition is wrong, mean and want all of us to freeze, die early or have no children and our women to be slaves. The MSM supports these views in their editorials and major stories. IF a crises develops that could make this administration look bad, simply create another one that is a few days will be ignored.
Then what pray tell do we burn to keep the earth from freezing? Wind power isn't generating enough power, neither is solar, and both are exceptionally expensive and lack availability in many areas of the world. Has a new, economically viable source of energy been discovered of which we are unaware?
Wind and solar are not practical sources for the struggling countries in Africa, the Middle East or India. China can ill afford to provide renewable power to its billions either. South American isn't much better off. Poverty and lack of education and willingness inhibit many of these countries. This is where we are headed if Obama and those around him gain more influence. He will break this nation, make the middle class disappear and leave nothing but increasing poverty and a new monarchy in charge. He desperately wants to be part of that new royalty, along with many in Congress.
If there were currently dependable sources of renewable energy, economically available, there would be a rush to use them. There isn’t.
Oh now it is not the fault of just conservatives, but also Fox News! Wow, talk about a leap of faith.
Those with money or power to gain in this argument will continue to 'adjust' the data just like they do with the economic and unemployment numbers. They will claim that the data from 100 years ago is accurate if it supports their position. They will claim that the current data is much better and supports their claims and the older data didn't really reflect the conditions accurately, if that supports their position.
For anyone to be arrogant enough to claim that man can control the climate to any measurable point and that the US has the prime responsibility in making the changes they say are required, is on a power, ego and financial trip. The US has done more to reduce its share of pollutants put into our world than most others and we still get the blame for the worlds problems. We should do our part to help the environment, but we should not accept total responsibility or blame for it either.
There is plenty to question, many facts to consider and many to dispute. Environmentalists have gone both ways in the past two or three decades between warming and cooling...even they can't make it 'settled science'.
Someone is transporting all those children the 1,000+ miles across Mexico. Someone is paying for this to happen, someone is feeding them. The Mexican government is doing NOTHING to slow the trips of these people. The Mexican government is not controlling their borders with countries on their southern borders or their northern borders. By process of elimination, if they aren't doing anything to prevent this from happening, then they are by default helping them.
The answer isn't to jail the kids, the solution isn't to fence our border; the solution lies in penalties being applied to the governments of these countries, particularly the Mexican government. Send them all back, tell the Mexican government that allowed them to begin their trek from their southern borders to feed and house them. Don't let them stay. Let the United Nations and the special interest, anti-deportation group’s house and feed them. Stop incoming trade from Mexico until they take action.
This is not and should never be the liability of the American taxpayers. We should not give up our country and our way of life because someone else is dissatisfied with theirs. If they ask for help, do our best to help them short of giving up our country and economy which is exactly flourishing on its own.
This is not a humanitarian issue; this is a political, power and money issue. There are folks south of our borders that are making money from this event. There are those in our country that are either making money and/or gaining some political power from this event and want to see it continue.
"I couldn’t have said it better myself…except you’re using it as a reason to deny that global warming exists or that man has anything whatsoever to do with it."
Wrong. The money is the reason that many don't believe that it is 'settled science'. There are simply too many questions about the data, the manipulation of the data and the confusion created by 'experts' shifting from hot to cold, literally in their opinions of the climate. It also begs reality when 'man' thinks he can control the weather and climate or even knows what nature has in store for us...what arrogance.
Nah, Benghazi stands on its own legs as a perfect example of political indifference, lack of control and complete lack of honesty and accountability. It also effectively points out the lack of visibility, concern and foreign policy skills of our current 'leader'.
I take it you don't read any newspapers? How many stories of government waste and corruption in many, many government programs have been printed in the last 10 years? Too many to count is how many. What color is the sunrise in your world?
Even the waste and corruption in our government is random, it is pretty well organized and very effective at losing, wasting and not managing the taxpayers dimes and dollars.
Where is the BS? We are spending millions is school districts all over the country to teach students that can't speak English.
Why do you think so many government forms and signage are in at least two languages? Why do you think you have to press 1 to speak to a service representative is English?
Again, mouth that roars, where is the BS? The BS is your statement about there being any 'command' of US politics.
Before they started changing the amount of shrinkage, Obama was blaming the decline on cold weather and rain. Now they are back on the warming train and it will be interesting to see on what weather event they blame the latest revision. One has to wonder when they might stop the revisions?
There is no inflation, but prices keep rising. The unemployment crisis is going away, but we still have the largest number and percentage of people NOT working in history.
This morning his administration said it was 'surprised' at the insane terrorists taking over the Middle East...it must have happened while he was making a fund raising speech.
Well, it looks like the Supreme Court thinks Obama has overstepped with at least one of his 'individual actions' and they said he was wrong and illegal to make 'recess appointments' when Congress wasn't in recess. Wow, imagine that. Are they now going to call the Supreme Court racist because they disagreed with him?
We are learning well from our esteemed leader and his staff and of course from reading the works of you and Lady Echo.
Do you mean those same experts that in the past preached that we were cooling to the point of a threatened next ice age? Those experts?
Why, the immigrants don't have to show any command of the English language, we even spend millions to teach their children in their native languages.
There are few, exceptional good examples of our government at work. They waste as much as they criminally embezzle.