From: 34 people who saw a statue and knew what they had to do next
Posted by lumberjack at 10:49 PM
The status of forces talks supposedly broke down because Iraq wouldn't agree to protecting U.S. troops from local prosecution. But later reports seemed to indicate that the point was negotiable. We just had a president who was eager to spike the ball and wasn't quite as keen on negotiating.
Posted by lumberjack at 10:14 PM
In August, a criminology professor at Rome's La Sapienza University arranged a two-hour guest lecture on "emergency practices" by an "experienced" hand -- Francesco Schettino, the captain currently on trial in Italy for his role in the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012, when 32 people died. Said the captain: "I was called to speak because I am an expert. ... I know what to do in these sorts of situations." (Schettino will have to refute alleged evidence that "what to do" included running straight for the nearest lifeboat.) [Associated Press via News.com.au (Sydney), 8-7-2014]
Posted by lumberjack at 7:38 PM
So now it looks like, after ignoring them as they built up strength, we're now going to destroy ISIS down to manageable levels.
I suspect American sentiment forced the president into action. Now we have to hope he follows through and doesn't get distracted by a golf ball.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:41 PM
I've only ever had one dog who was smart enough to realize on his own that the game of fetch ends if he doesn't bring back the ball. Louie the dog brought back the ball the first time, and every time since.
At first I marveled at my luck, but it turns out that fetch can last for an hour or more if the dog is in charge of when you stop. The only way to end the game now is to throw the ball into some unaccessible area.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:14 AM
The biscuit crux is in the first two minutes of the video. If my red looked green to you, we would both still call it "red" because when we learned our colors, that's what we were told was red.
This is something that's bugged me since I was a kid. I tried once or twice to explain my question to various teachers but was never able to express myself clearly enough to escape punishment.
Posted by lumberjack at 7:13 PM