I don’t understand why some must judge so carelessly. Who cares if a person made a choice to do something for whatever reason that does not concern you what so ever. Saying things such as, “why are they wasting an opportunity.” or “wow, that’s so dumb if I were them I would never…” or “what a waste, that could’ve been someone else’s dream opportunity.” Yes, I understand that some things are a big deal, but let the person choose their own path of life without being judged. Just because what you think is “correct and the best” may not always be for the ladder. Don’t try to condescend the other person because you think that their choice is insane and away from your standards, saying that “it’s sad.” Who the hell are you to even define what a person’s life is suppose to be? Is life not full of trials and errors? If the person is wrong then they’ll learn from their experiences and use it to grow. There is no need to turn a face and whisper to others that the person is wasting their life. You act as if you’re so high and mighty to shake your head at other people. Why don’t you worry about yourself. I don’t know. I just don’t understand nor like this attitude. I have no clue where this post is going, but I’m annoyed. UGH. disgusting. My daughter will do perfectly fine in life with whatever she chooses, because I have FAITH in her, unlike you. I know she’s going places whether or not she follows the “typical” path. Suck it.
With respect to the situation in Libya, people are mad at President Obama for the following reasons:
Starting a controversial war without addressing Congress
Subsequently “vacationing” in South America and filling out his March Madness bracket on CNN, while neglecting to formally address America.
1.) The Constitution provides Congress with the power to declare war, not the president, a provision that was markedly ignored in this recent episode (IF you believe our Libyan involvement is, in fact, war (it isn’t)).
Now, my unpopular opinion. Everyone’s probably going to rip me three new assholes after I say this, but I’m going to say it anyway: I don’t mind that Obama didn’t consult Congress or wait for its permission to act. Why? Because Congress is a cumbersome, ineffective institution that is fundamentally and inherently broken, and the fewer decisions that are delegated to it, the better off the country is, generally. I’d much rather the President — who is more directly scrutable and better informed than the 434 members of Congress — use his judgment and the opinions of his advisors to decide on pressing, time sensitive issues.
Which inevitably leads to the question of what I think of the Constitution. Well, I think large chunks of it are outdated and dramatically unresponsive to contemporary America’s changing social and political culture. I think it needs drastic revision in its entirety, but, of course, that would be both a partisan nightmare and highly unlikely in terms of political support. We’ll talk about that in another post.
Back to the issue. This is hardly a war. There has been no full-scale invasion (yet); it’s a comparatively moderate intervention. The UN requested that the US enforce the no-fly zone which wholly differentiates the situation from whatever Bush had going on in Iraq. Obama acted swiftly, mobilized a few troops, made a quick impact. What’s important, whether or not you agree or would like to admit it, is that US involvement in Libya is protecting our energy interests.
Libertarian, liberal, conservative, whatever — I doubt any of that will matter if gas prices shoot up to $6 a gallon and everything you see around you becomes unaffordable overnight. Bottom-line: the US consumes far too much oil not to be actively engaged in the Middle East. You’re a fool if you let political ideology convince you otherwise.
2.) OK, first of all: there is Internet in South America. There are phone lines and electricity there, too. He has a staff working on this issue, traveling with him of hundreds of people. If Washington needs to get in touch with him, they can hit him up on fucking Skype. He’s not out of the loop.
As for ESPN: the man can multitask. Please shut up. He was there for ten minutes and was gone in the next.
As for the communication failure? Yes, that’s a problem. When he gets back to D.C., he will have a press conference and will be able to assess matters better than he can presently in the thick of things. No one really knows exactly what’s happening over there at the moment because the dust hasn’t settled. Give it a few days so that those in command can ascertain a wider perspective on the situation; it’s hard to see everything when you’re in the middle of it.
As always, leave it to Jordan. Lol.
Also wanna add that the president, by law, has the power to send troops for a certain period of time think it was like 60 or 90 days, could be wrong. After that time period ends, the president will THEN have to consult congress for further progression.
what do you think is contributing to global warming, if not humans?
just the natural cycle of the earth. I’m not saying that we don’t contribute at all, but I believe that majority of our problems really is just natural global warming. There has been no TRUE understanding that it is all our fault. I still am for the environment nontheless, just that the amount of “pollution” the world created without the use of machines was still pretty high.
I don’t appreciate it when people criticize others for praying “only in time of need” and seeking God only “during times of fear.”
Honestly, prayer is prayer. And if people are turning to God right now, let them be. Don’t undermine anyone’s prayer during a time like this.
And because our world is going through a crisis right now and everyone’s Facebooks and Tumblrs are filled with hearts of prayer, this certainly does not grant anyone else the right to roll their eyes and criticize people for not praying on an everyday basis.
These 2012 scares kinda bug me, I mean…it takes 2012 to make more people realize what goes on in the world and that living in America doesn’t mean the world is safe. At least people are becoming less ignorant with the world. Prayers to all those affected by the tsunami.