Saturday, August 16, 2008
Georgia, I.O.U.S.A. Tonights Debate between Obama and McCain with Rick Warren, and our growing Dead ocean! What the hell is next?
I was hoping events involving Russia and Georgia would slow down enough for me to discuss important happenings in the US. Things are moving so fast this is not to be. There is much to discuss today so I will give you the link to Yahoo news Russia There is so much happening so fast i implore you to take a moment and just gloss through the myriad of events and read more on the stories you are interested in!
I.O.U.S.A.: As gasoline, food and health care costs continue to rise, Americans are looking for solutions to the ever-growing financial challenges being faced today and in the future. I.O.U.S.A.: Live with Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson & Dave Walker addresses these challenges while offering solutions in a one-night-only, exclusive in-theatre event on Thursday, August 21st. Theatres across America will become community town halls as five of the nation’s most notable financial leaders and policy experts engage in a 45-minute LIVE panel discussion following the viewing of the acclaimed documentary “I.O.U.S.A.”
The critically-acclaimed “I.O.U.S.A.” documentary, directed by Patrick Creadon (“Wordplay”), follows the “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” and tells the story of America’s four key deficits – budget, savings, balance of payments and leadership – and their implications for the nation and U.S. citizens. Americans are faced with an ever-expanding government and military, increased foreign competition, and financial obligations that will become ever more difficult to honor absent meaningful reforms. As 78 million baby boomers begin to retire and collect benefits from over-extended entitlement programs, an economic crisis of epic proportions awaits. Using candid interviews, archival footage and economic data, “I.O.U.S.A.” presents a vivid, alarming profile of America’s current financial status. The conclusion offers suggestions for how best to recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations. Look at some clips atleast as the US is going broke
I wanted to focus on tonights Debate hosted by Rick Warren betyween Obama and McCain because Warren promised civillity and there is no way in hell McCain can be civil so I will be watching and I hope you at least take a glimpse! The Rev. Rick Warren, often called America's most influential pastor, will be hosting Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain for what's being called the civil forum on the presidency. The candidates will appear together at Warren's 20,000-member Saddleback mega-church in southern California where they each will be interviewed for an hour. we're going to look at four different segments. One is a segment on leadership. What is the personal character, competence, and experience of each of these guys. I am banking on the scum McCain screwing himself on every count
Lastly while the world is racing to worsen our living conditions exponentially with another world war we already know the declining Climatic conditions but Dead zones – areas of oxygen-depleted bottom waters – are spreading at an alarming rate in coastal waters, killing off huge amounts of marine life, a new study has found. In a paper published today in Science, Robert Diaz, a biological oceanographer at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Rutger Rosenberg, a marine ecologist at Sweden’s Göteborg University, identified more than 400 dead zones worldwide, affecting an area of more than 95,000 square miles, an area roughly the size of Oregon. The number and size of these dead zones are far greater than previously estimated.
While some dead zones occur naturally, many are caused or exacerbated by chemical fertilizer runoff, fossil fuels, and rain. The fertilizer, which is rich in nitrogen compounds, is washed away from farmlands into rivers and ends up in the ocean. Burning fossil fuels produces airborne nitrogen oxides, which the rain washes into the ocean. The nitrogen compounds feed massive algae blooms. When the algae dies, it sinks to the ocean floor where it is consumed by microbes, which also consume oxygen in the process. As the oxygen is depleted, creating a condition called hypoxia, marine life that can flee does, and life that cannot – some fish but also clams, crustaceans, and other bottom dwellers – die of asphyxiation. At that point, microbes that live in oxygen-free environments begin to thrive and produce hydrogen sulfide, a poisonous gas. Most dead zones are seasonal, as the algae thrives in warm water. According to the authors, the number of these dead zones has doubled every decade since the 1960s. These findings are not just bad news for sea creatures. Growing Marine Dead Zones
* I am actually speechless but will discuss anything of importance to you and us! Take care!