The delta smelt is at the bottom of the food chain. Get rid of the bottom of the food chain and yes you risk destroying that entire ecosystem which would ultimately foul the water over a long distance.
August 22, 2014 at 6:55pm
The drought is actually a separate issue than the pumping. The concern with the delta smelt is that since they are at the bottom of the food chain if you lose them you risk ruining the water supply. The biggest problem with the pumping is that much of California is a desert or at least doesn’t receive much rainfall, many people still want to have green lawns that take a ton of water, and the entire process is inefficient.
In the case of drought the Dams that supply much of the water to the state are actually not receiving enough rain or runoff. Even places that are close to the water sources are having problems.
July 9, 2014 at 1:01pm
These melodies sound different enough to me that I would never associate them. That being said I’ve seen plenty of comedy routines that specifically make fun of how a lot of music sounds alike because it uses a very similar starting point. 4 Chords Song by Axis of Awesome a comedian talking about the melody for Pachelbel’s Canon in D can be found in every genre.
Certain beats and chord combinations sound good to the human ear so there will be repetition. Even if Katy Perry used the same melody it’s different speeds, different instruments/sounds, different octave. The idea that somehow this associates the two songs is going to give them a real heartache if anyone decides to do a parody of their song. Parody is fair use and legal and can associate the song with a lot of worse things.
The use of the word ‘concerning’ to mean to cause distress is not a new definition:
1741 RICHARDSON Pamela II. 159, I cannot bear anything that is the least concerning to you.
The use of the word concerning in this context is also gaining popularity which then follows the thought that as words are more frequently used in a particular way they become adopted into the language.
Finally it would be better to argue that to grammatically use the word correctly it should be written in this way: “What About Facebook’s New ‘Home’ Feature for Phones is of Concern?’ since an accepted definition of concern is to trouble or worry.
March 5, 2013 at 10:34pm
I looked it up and “Fazed” is more accurate than “Phased” as fazed refers to discomfort while phased refers to a change of stages.
You can make the deduction through the definitions or find several articles discussing the difference between the two terms.
January 6, 2013 at 9:03am
So we should just refer to them as Muslims rather than Islamist? While Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism may not have an “ist” they are still referred to using their denominations. I heard plenty about the Mormon candidate, the Catholic candidate as well as the stories covering the concept of the USA not being lead as a religious nation and so those were meant to be negative descriptions of the candidates.
This goes to show that progressive ideology is a worldwide phenomena- change the language once something starts to sound bad.
Further, theoretically mind you, if the muzzle'ms and their ill-informed sympathizers see fit the separate the religious extremists from the merely politically-oriented, one could then likewise refer to Jewish people as Israelis and Israelites, Yes? Methinks opportunity for reciprocal intricacy would be lost on the muzlims.
Their angst about true identity is only part of the _problem_ of their national and individual purpose for existence.
December 6, 2012 at 8:37pm
Kind of amusing that they made the video that’s embedded here private and then reuploaded it as a new link.
July 24, 2012 at 8:34pm
So some people brought up the point that it’s a little odd that they started yelling “aggressor” like some awkward staged setting… however if you look around you can find this apparently isn’t the first time the group has dealt with being attacked. TFP probably has a policy of yelling “aggressor” under this kind of situation
Interesting. Either you get attacked physically for opposing homosexuality publicly or something else they are doing is attracting the violence.
And not exactly what you'd call tough guys. Looks like the homosexuals are tougher than they are.
June 2, 2012 at 3:02pm
You know this story shows that the reaction was probably a bit excessive and costly(safety may be a concern but what’s the limit). However, if there was an honest belief she was making pipe bombs (which is against the law) that she later admitted to then there was a legitimate cause for arrest. I think laws against bombs and bomb making without proper licensing are generally good ones. The fact that she’s claiming to be an anarchist does suggest she wouldn’t have any respect for laws but other than the quotes about violence it doesn’t mean she’s making a call for violent acts against the government.
Was it excessive? Probably. Was she threatening any person or body? Doesn’t sound like it. Should she still be arrested for breaking the law? Yes.
If you don’t like the laws against explosives then petition to have them changed, until they are changed abide by them.
May 30, 2012 at 11:35am
“It’s different because we provide the foodstamps and the unemployment benefits to the people that got laid off. Enabling them to search for other jobs.” So because they provide the relief part of it, then it’s OKAY for them to be laid off.. Brilliant.