As If You Were Not Scared Enough Already
Here is not so comforting news from the man supposed to keep us safe, the director of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff…
"Summertime seems to be appealing to them," he said of al-Qaeda. "We do worry
that they are rebuilding their activities."Still, Chertoff said there are not
enough indications of an imminent plot to raise the current threat levels
nationwide. And he indicated that his remarks were based on "a gut feeling"
formed by past seasonal patterns of terrorist attacks, recent al-Qaeda
statements, and intelligence he did not disclose.
So we are now relying on gut feeling, that’s what our billions of dollars are getting us, not to mention that the main bad guys behind 911 are still free thanks this incompetent administration.
But the NYTimes’s Maureen Dowd said it best with her inimitable snark.
“Summertime seems to be appealing to them,” he said, sounding more like a
meteorologist than the man charged with keeping us safe.
Flatulence And Global Warming..
No seriously.. This is true. But the kind of err.. emissions that we are talking about are the ones of a bovine and sheep origin. It is a fact that methane which cows emit via mostly belching and flatulence is about 23 times more potent as a global warming gas than carbon dioxide.
While we do tend to focus on the human activity that causes global warming, scientists have also been looking at ways to cut down on methane that cows and sheep produce. As per this BBC story “The average dairy cow is capable of producing up to 500 litres of the gas every day, mostly through belching.” And these bovine emissions may account for up to 3% of Britain’s greenhouse gases.
The methane is a byproduct of the digestion process and is the handiwork of normal bacteria that exist in the digestive tract. Among the various things being tried to cut down on methane production, the thing that seemed to work was garlic extract.
But initial results from the start of the three-year study show that feedCue in your jokes about “complaints about bovine garlic breath”.
containing garlic could cut the amount of gas produced by up to 50%.
"Garlic directly attacks the organisms in the gut that produce
He added that tests were also being carried out to see if the
garlic gave the animals bad breath and more specifically if it could taint milk
I just found this funny and interesting.
Is this hand soap creepy or what?