I must disagree with the statement that "The global community should not walk away as it did in the Syrian conflict."
Firstly: there was no Global community in the Syrian conflict, so it didn't walk away from it. Secondly: there is no Global community, there are many global communities & they disagree strongly on most of the world's conflicts. The western community is one of those communities & right now they are contemplating how many lives (western as well as local) were lost & the many billions of $s that went up (literally) in smoke in the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya & others. What did they achieve? It looks like they achieved nothing! So what's the point?
"Justice should not only be done , but should be seen to be done"!
I have to say that if the Btel has accurately reported this case, it was not seen to be done!
I hear & read about Global Warming deniers, but I don't know any, & don't know of any on the numerous TV programs I watch. I've seen (& heard) GW exaggerators on TV & they are usually speedily refuted, but that doesn't make the refuters deniers. What I don't see on these TV programs is GW remedies. Some experts say that any of the more serious forest fires or volcanic eruptions spew more pollutants into the atmosphere than the millions of cars being driven. There is also cosmic dust falling steadily on the earth.
Does anybody have any solutions for us?
I get the impression, AIDAN, that you think that the authorities could have prevented these catastrophies. Do you really think that we humans can control the weather, plate techtonics & the other formidable forces of nature?
Our city council (here in Canada) also seems obsessed by "revitalizing the city centre" ambitions, much to my chagrin. It's ideal for business offices, but not for anything else. I have every intention of avoiding our city centre as best I can! ( for the same reasons as yours, REvan.)
Avoiding war is something, that on the face of it, seems so very simple, yet also almost impossible. Humankind has always fought wars, Why? Who knows. As Einstein said :"As long as there is man, there will be war". So, even if it is madness, it seems we have to prepare for it.
I don't think anybody now doubts that climate change is a reality, or that our planet has entered a period of unanticipated upheaval. But tell me Dr have you any proposed solutions that might prevent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, meteor strikes etc.?
Yes, the comment seems to hint at something, but is unclear.
The fact that Kruschev refused an armoured car on his visit to the States may have put a bit of pressure on Kennedy to ride in an open car.
"They" report that 61% of Americans do not believe the Warren report verdict that Oswald was the lone assassin. Seeing that a considerable percentage of Americans believe that Elvis is still alive, that's not much of an endorsement. However there are a few things that make me prefer the conspiracy opinion.
Experts, at the time, could not fire that rifle at the reported rate of fire. A new updated investigation came to the same conclusion. Therefore IF it was impossible to fire that rifle at that rate, there must have been more than
The photo showing the scene of the shooting location in the book depository outlined the empty cartridges, & there appeared to be a considerable distance between the 2 farthest ones. (Admittedly, hard to judge in a photo) I feel that with one shooter & one position the cartridges should have been closer together.
The shooting of Oswald counts as a reason to suspect that he was shot to keep him from "squawking". He himself had said that he was just a patsy & that may have hinted that he had some talking to do. Therefore he had to be silenced. (Or was Jack Ruby just a patriotic American who was outraged at the killing?)
Sure that's all speculation, but the loss of Oswald really sealed the true story. Modern technology, as documented in a recent TV program, was unable to throw any light on the crime. Though it does state that he was not hit from the front, -all shots were from the rear.