How a liberal learned to respect conservative thinking and accept the fact that, yes, the right is happier than the left By Catherine Caldwell-Harris Photo by Jessica Scranton What It Means When You Dye Your Hair Purple Should a something information technology specialist, by all accounts a competent employee, be able to dye her long, wavy brown hair purple without getting grief from management? That question was at the heart of the conversation at a recent dinner for a group of intelligent and age-diverse women. Download the complete MP3
Recently I heard Muslims calling for America to pay the price for the massively indiscriminate killing of hundreds and thousands of people.
So therefore, Nagasaki and Hiroshima make their strangely surprising entry on to this page. Although I could not say that I understand people bringing this up, for some it is a reason or justification of why they hate America.
Biological Weapons Also, the Bush administration have waived an agreement to allow Biological Weapons inspections of all countries, and not just certain Developing nations. No-one expected this refusal, and everyone was deeply shocked by the revelation that America itself is interested, or has, these kinds of weapons.
America shows a disrespect for Global consensus on all fronts, frequently ignoring the UN and international agreements. By this action, the USA suggests that its national security interests, narrowly defined, and the commercial interests of its dominant biotechnology sector should take precedence over responsible global collaboration to meet a common threat.
By rejecting the proposed inspection regime, it further, dangerously, suggests to others that the USA is not really worried about germ-warfare controls and wants to develop its own, advanced biological weapons. This in turn could have a serious impact on continuing efforts to bolster the equally important chemical weapons convention.
The US move confirms a pattern of reckless, unilateralist behaviour on arms control, as on environmental and other issues.
Since taking office, Mr Bush has spoken in grandiose terms of the need for "new thinking" and for a "new strategic framework".
But to date, this supposed post-cold war global security "vision" has largely amounted to trashing existing agreements without any clear idea of what to put in their place.
At issue is a draft agreement being negotiated in Geneva to enforce the Biological Weapons Convention which bans the development, production and stockpiling of germ warfare agents.
The treaty has been ratified by more than countries, including the United States, but until now there has been no mechanism to enforce it. After six years of negotiations, representatives from around the world are due to meet in Geneva today to finalise an agreement that would allow inspectors to visit sites which could be used in making biological weapons.
Washington has now made it clear that it is unacceptable in its present form and, despite the likely international backlash, America will reject the deal. Donald Mahley, the American representative to the talks, is expected to say today that the protocol is too weak to catch countries trying to conceal their germ warfare programmes, but strong enough to hurt American industry.
Supporters of the protocol insist that while it is not perfect, it is better than nothing. The signers of the Treaty were reviewing progress made in removing mines, treating victims, and destroying stockpiles [ Sad to say, that empty chair in Geneva also beckons the United States.
The refusal of America to sign the Mine Ban Treaty represents a particularly embarrassing contradiction, since President Clinton, during a speech to the UN General Assembly, became the first leader of a major power to demand elimination of all antipersonnel land mines.
InClinton pledged in public that the United States would spearhead an international campaign to rid the world of antipersonnel land mines.
But over time, all landmines become serious pests. It seems that the general feeling is that support of landmines is not in the long-term interests of any country, after the wars, landmines always remain a dangerous and stubborn evil.
Some other countries also shunned this move: In the wake of U. All wars were fought in the Third World, and many were fuelled by weapons provided by the two major powers or their allies [It depends on how much they use their private lives to advance their public lives.
A politician who runs for office strictly on the issues and his record is entitled to keep is personal life to himself. Dear Director: It seems like more and more patients are trying to record me during my encounter with them.
Sometimes it’s in the history portion, sometimes they want to record the procedure. I don’t want to end up going viral or get sued. Can I say no? How many times have you seen friends post aRead More.
We should have surveillance cameras in public places. People that do not agree, should not go out in public.
Cameras are there not to invade a person's privacy but to protect the public by deterring criminal activity and by providing material evidence when a crime has been caught on film. Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money.
Poverty is a multifaceted concept, which may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty, extreme poverty, or destitution refers to the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs such as food, .
Ah, but super-human AI is not the only way Moloch can bring our demise. How many such dangers can your global monarch identify in time?
EMs, nanotechnology, memetic contamination, and all the other unknown ways we’re running to the bottom. A former California Secretary of State Tony Miller observed that many people do not vote because they do not want their name, address, party affiliation and other information publicly available. That is why his office promoted legislation - now law -- to make the home address confidential.