@guyjen2004, @Li’l ol’ me – And would you then mourn the death of Hitler or Stalin? The Koch brothers are responsible for massive amounts of pollution and the deliberate destruction of this nation’s political system as followers of John Birch.
Gee, you guys are such snowflakes…
My favorite post on the Internet today: “For those who think Bernie can’t get plans done: one day after announcing his climate plan, David Koch is dead!”
No genuine Christian can respect #45. And those that do are strangely forgetful of the description of the Antichrist…
Should have added, I DID get the joke…
I went to Iceland last summer with my family – one of the most extraordinary places I have ever been (and I have been a LOT of places) – and it’s STILL pretty bare of trees. Back in the Viking era, driftwood was so valuable that people sued over access to beaches that had more of it.
Conventional wisdom is that Heisenberg was on the wrong track to a bomb – and he preferred to use the atom for generating power anyway – but a few people have suggested that he deliberately avoided making a bomb, but knew a lot more about it than he admitted.
It is a fact that when he was being held by the Brits and they heard about the atomic bomb being dropped at Hiroshima, based on nothing more than a rough description of size, he went off into another room and sketched out all the essentials, including the “tamper” that took a while for people to work out.
A LOT closer to the Antichrist…including with the Evangelicals following him blindly and wearing his symbol on their foreheads (the MAGA cap)…
@ZomVee – HAHAHAHAHAHA! A few actual historical notes:
James Buchanan allowed the South to secede, and to pillage Union Army property, meaning they were instantly equipped for war. (And check on Andrew Jackson and the Nullification Crisis of the 1830s, to see what he COULD have done instead.)
Dubya: Killed the Clinton budget surplus by giving it away to the rich, launched the Afghanistan and Iraq wars for oil while claiming it was to make up for 9/11 – proof being that Iraq had nothing to do with it, and Obama tracked down Osama bin Laden after Bush decided to give up – two wars we’re STILL paying for.
Lyndon Johnson: pushed through the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, and other laws that JFK probably could never have succeeded in doing, leveraging his experience in the Senate and the shock of JFK’s death to get things done.
Barack Obama: too soon to say, but reset the economy on a positive path after the Bush Recession so well that #45 is trying to take credit for it now; saved the auto industry; established a precedent for a national health insurance approach despite dedicated opposition; re-established a positive view of America globally in the wake of Bush’s disasters.
Woodrow Wilson: were it not for him, WWI might have ended years earlier in a negotiated peace like previous wars, we would have saved the lives of over 110,000 US soldiers, and the groundwork for WWII would not have been laid. He also undid many of the civil rights of the old Republicans and promoted the KKK.
FDR: Were it not for FDR, Britain would have fallen to the Nazis, and with it, all of Europe. Period. Were it not for FDR, we would not have developed the atomic bomb (and Heisenberg might have, with more time). He should not have put the Japanese into concentration camps, a permanent stain on his record, but he can claim greatness.
Sadly, there’s nothing so good that a modern Republican president, aided and abetted by a complicit and corrupt GOP Congress, cannot wreck.
That’s the most likely theory – now. But in the past the prevailing theory was that they starved because Greenland was getting colder and therefore less hospitable to their accustomed farming and husbanding techniques and species, and they weren’t willing to learn Inuit ways. However, relatively recent digs have revealed they were indeed hunting walrus and the like and that walrus tusks may have been their major trade good. As things got colder and less hospitable, it now appears that they simply left Greenland.
Iceland arguably had a worse time; as Iceland became denuded of trees, they actually lost the ability to sail, since they lacked the wood they needed to build boats!
There’s a lot of debate about that, actually. Recent research indicates that the last Norse settlers were well-nourished and matched average height for Scandinavians, so it was not just that they starved out. Some think they just slowly withdrew, deciding they just didn’t want to live there anymore.