Why is America in denial about the origins of the world's anti American bias?
What I would like to know is how is it that in 2008, nearly seven years after the tragedy of 911, the people, politicians and culture of America still refuses to discuss the possibility that an examination of America and her actions of the last 100 years in the 3rd world and middle east may help explain why the world has an anti American political bias? The minute anyone in America even suggests that the United States is in some way responsible for her own misery, they are shouted down, made to feel unpatriotic and shoved out the door. I suggest that if Americans were more aware of the impact their foreign policy has made in the world over the last 100 years and if Americans were more worldly, they could not help but see that they are, in no small way, responsible for their current condition. This is not meant to be a debate about validating terrorism, I want it to be a debate about why America refuses to take a good long hard look at itself and consider how its' actions have contributed to the current world threat of radical belief systems.
Could this be the long-awaited solution to economic inequality?
Under capitalism, the argument goes, it's every man for himself. Through the relentless pursuit of self-interest, everyone benefits, as if an invisible hand were guiding each of us toward the common good. Everyone should accordingly try to get as much as they can, not only for their goods but also for their labour. Whatever the market price is is, in turn, what the buyer should pay. Just like the idea that there should be a minimum wage, the idea that there should be a maximum wage seems to undermine the very freedom that the free market is supposed to guarantee.
Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors.
- According to some relatively new research, many of our early human cousins preceded Homo sapien migrations north by hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
- Cross-breeding with other ancient hominids gave some subsets of human population the genes to contend and thrive in colder and harsher climates.
- Behavioral and dietary changes also helped humans adapt to cold climates.
It's unlikely that there's anything on the planet that is worth the cost of shipping it back
- In the second season of National Geographic Channel's MARS (premiering tonight, 11/12/18,) privatized miners on the red planet clash with a colony of international scientists
- Privatized mining on both Mars and the Moon is likely to occur in the next century
- The cost of returning mined materials from Space to the Earth will probably be too high to create a self-sustaining industry, but the resources may have other uses at their origin points
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