One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principal ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women. You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children to have, the spacing of the children. You have to lift child-survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families. And most important, you have to educate girls and empower women. And that's the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.(AUDIO) Chris Matthews really hates those opposing side presenting, so-called evenhanded, objective journalists telling those idiots the "other side" of climate change. Those stupid people just won't fall in line on the whole climate change thing.
Ben Bernake confused as to why the economy is still so bad.
Poor Ben. Maybe he needs a new job.........
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told reporters Wednesday that the central bank had been caught off guard by recent signs of deterioration in the economy. And he said the troubles could continue into next year.
"We don't have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting," Bernanke said. He said the weak housing market and problems in the banking system might be "more persistent than we thought."
In a policy statement issued at the end of a two-day meeting, the Fed blamed the worsening economic outlook in part on higher energy prices and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which slowed production of cars and other products.
But at a press conference afterward, the second of what the Fed says will be regular question-and-answer sessions with reporters, Bernanke conceded the economy's troubles are more puzzling and potentially more long-lasting than a pair of temporary shocks.
More 4th Amendment FUN:
The TSA is bigger and better-they're back with a vengeance and they are searching the train stations, big Rigs and private vehicles. How powerful are we going to let this organization get?
Not to worry though, they're just "inventing the wheel in advance", you know, in case they would need to use these tactics against the
The idiot Dems want to spend MORE MONEY in the face of "daunting" budget numbers released by CBO. Seriously, y'all need to remove your heads from your butts.
The Postal Service is suspending their contributions to employees retirement plans. They are going broke. Shocked! .....me neither.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats said the slowing economy demands a deficit-reduction package that includes provisions to create jobs.
“We can have job creation embedded as part of the deficit-reduction package,” Schumer said after a press conference touting the message.
Schumer argued Republicans are focusing on the deficit at the peril of the economy, and that infrastructure spending and support for clean energy are other stimulus measures that should be considered by Congress.
The huh? moment of the day: OJ has confessed to Oprah that he murdered his ex-wife in self defense????? Yeah, me too.........