Could Bush & Cheney be tried for war crimes by an international court?Executed?

There seems little doubt, now, that the current administration deliberately lied to everyone to illegally declare war on Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians have since died as a direct result of this deliberate tapestry of deceit. No,  I wasn't foolish enough to vote for them, but I and many betrayed Americans want justice. Is there any circumstances that would force them to accept a judgement from an international court? Or are they forever protected from extradition because they "served" our country as President & Vice-President? Is there any way our nation itself could attempt to right these terrible wrongs? Perhaps I have already tried & convicted these two. Fact is, they had lots of co-conspirators. What about all our own soldiers who have died and continue to die in an unnecessary war. I know there are millions in my beloved country who feel as I do. I am proud to be an American, but ashamed of what this Presidency has done and continues to do. I feel absolutely Patriotic to be writing this!!

​There are two kinds of failure – but only one is honorable

Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.

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Why is 18 the age of adulthood if the brain can take 30 years to mature?

Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.

Mind & Brain
  • Research suggests that most human brains take about 25 years to develop, though these rates can vary among men and women, and among individuals.
  • Although the human brain matures in size during adolescence, important developments within the prefrontal cortex and other regions still take pace well into one's 20s.
  • The findings raise complex ethical questions about the way our criminal justice systems punishes criminals in their late teens and early 20s.
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Believe in soulmates? You're more likely to 'ghost' romantic partners.

Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?

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Sex & Relationships
  • Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
  • Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
  • Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
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Mini-brains attach to spinal cord and twitch muscles

A new method of growing mini-brains produces some startling results.

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Surprising Science
  • Researchers find a new and inexpensive way to keep organoids growing for a year.
  • Axons from the study's organoids attached themselves to embryonic mouse spinal cord cells.
  • The mini-brains took control of muscles connected to the spinal cords.
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