President Obama addresses the nation on the Syria Crisis, 9/10/13

President Obama addresses the nation on the Syria Crisis, 9/10/13

The full text of this speech is available here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/text-obamas-syria-address_753771.html?page=1

(This Word Cloud was randomly generated at http://www.wordle.net.)

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him [Vladimir Putin] to give me space. . . . This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” – President Obama, USA

“I understand … I will transmit this information to Vladimir … and I stand with you.” – President Medvedev, Russia

 

Video here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/mar/27/obama-medvedev-mic-nuclear-video

Cinema Verite: Surreal Voters

November 18, 2011

Arturo and Sylvia aren’t real.  But even virtual voters are struggling over how to vote:

Arturo and Sylvia Discuss the Presidential Election

The Global Warming debate may be cooling off, but now we’ve got something else to argue about: the UN reports that last month we reached the 7 Billion mark for human population. 

Time to dust off The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich and reread Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrision.

Are we too (re)productive for our own good? Or will we keep pace with births by spawning new advances in agriculture, healthcare and social services?

Here’s a blast from the past to get you thinking.