I can't really say that I'm a supporter or opponent of President Obama, but I think what he is doing now fairly mean.
He spent around 3-4 months contemplating the troop surge requested by the military for Afghanistan. He says that "...there has been no delay or denial of resources necessary for the conduct of the war," from taking this long. After this long examination, he determines that more troops are needed.
So he sends Marines over there before Christmas? If his contemplation didn't put the mission or lives on the line, then can't the assigned troops at least spend Christmas with their families before being shipped off to a war zone? Is this just Pres. Obama trying to look like he is taking swift action despite how long it took him to decide, but at the cost of the service men and women? Doesn't that seem mean?9 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
Many were upset that Bush won the presidency through the electoral college instead of the popular vote in 2000. But they weren't apparently upset enough stop having an even less democratic system pick their candidate. It seems so hypocritical, why isn't everyone up in arms?8 AnswersElections1 decade ago
Honestly, I'm still wavering if I believe global warming is caused by humans or not. If major gaps that control the climate like the one in the linked story are still being discovered, how can we have a definitive, scientific answer?13 AnswersGlobal Warming1 decade ago
I have a BS in civil engineering and am currently working on my masters in structural engineering. Once I am done with my masters, I'd like to work for an organization that helps undeveloped nations; however, I cannot afford to do purely volunteer work. What can I do to more likely land a paying position with an organization that helps third-world countries. What organizations do this type of work?1 AnswerCareers & Employment1 decade ago
My wife didn't want one. She liked the color of a tanzanite better.
If you don't want a diamond, why? Color? Cost? The terrible conditions the diamond market causes in Africa? The fact that it isn't really that rare? The fact that they don't really last forever?
If you do want a dimond, is it just for traditions sake? Do you like the clearness of a diamond? The fact that it costs more?25 AnswersWeddings1 decade ago
The new rules being purposed to the sturctural design of tall buildings makes me begin to question if such buildings will still be economical in the future. For example, NIST and several other government agencies just purposed to require that buildings over 4 stories tall include a load of 288 psf to exterior walls.7 AnswersEngineering1 decade ago