Bill Richardson: Are two parties enough?

Bill Richardson: Yeah, I think two parties are enough. But I wouldn’t obstruct the creation of other parties or movements – the Independent party. I think anybody that shows legitimate support with the public, we shouldn’t just create parties because somebody wants to create them. But there is . . . In the states and nationally, if a certain movement or . . . shows that it’s worthy of being a party, as President I would not oppose their creation. But right now the two party system in America has served us well, even though my big worry is that 48 percent of the American people that are eligible to vote in a presidential election don’t vote. So those parties need to have candidates that are candidates of change with ethics; that talk about change in this country, bringing this country together. Recorded on: 11/20/07

They're enough, but it doesn't mean we can't have more.

Herodotus’ mystery vessel turns out to have been real

Archeologists had been doubtful since no such ship had ever been found.

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Horseshoe crabs are drained for their blue blood. That practice will soon be over.

The blood of horseshoe crabs is harvested on a massive scale in order to retrieve a cell critical to medical research. However, recent innovations might make this practice obsolete.

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  • Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.
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Jordan Peterson on Joe Rogan: The gender paradox and the importance of competition

The Canadian professor has been on the Joe Rogan Experience six times. There's a lot of material to discuss.

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