OMG. Thank you! This has been driving me crazy for years, and it seemed like so few out there even cared, and the academicians and scientists seemed to be hiding to avoid the political fallout or backlash. It's very troubling. On a somewhat related note, just last evening, Turner Classic Movies aired "Inherit the Wind," starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly. It contains an exceptional discussion of both sides of the issue.
I worked as an R.N. in a max. security prison in TX which had a large SHU and AD-SEG (administrative segregation) population. Being called to an emergency in either of those units usually involved an inmate's psychotic break. An otherwise relatively mentally healthy inmate (barring probable personality disorders), would often be found in a fetal position, catatonic and completely unresponsive or in a little indoor cage they were placed in to "recreate" occasionally and literally be swinging from the bars like an animal.
It's a disgrace how disconnected we have all become with our conflicts overseas. We read the occasional headline & say we're concerned but the "War Effort" is night & day from the public unity & sacrifice of WW2.
As an investor, I have no problem putting your money where it will earn the most....but I'm not running around the country with the line of talk about America first as Romney is. This seems like even more confirmation of Romney's attitude of profit at any cost. Some people do put their country first.
I still don't like the thought of drones spying on all of us - - and "bombing" undesirables is a terrible idea; collateral damage, for one; targeting the wrong person, etc. - - much better used to help conserve endangered wildlife instead of prying into human lives.
Romney's "47% Speech" was very candid and spoke volumes as to what much of his base really believes. I see the Ayn Rand cult coming through loud and clear.This CBS panel, with the exception of David Corn was there to attempt to soften the effect of Romney's speech. I am grateful that I don't have to rely on corporations like CBS for my news.