Straight Talk About Christopher Columbus – WSJ We judge Columbus harshly because the same power that enabled the Europeans to conquer the world also allowed them to impose their views on the world. And the views they imposed are now our views. Even as the conquest was reaching its zenith in the 19th century, the Europeans were bringing to the world the then-novel idea that one group of people didn’t have the right to impose its will on another group.
The New United Stopover & Routing Rules That’s three open-jaws and a free segment (or stopover) for 60k! That’s one open-jaw better than the old rules, and you couldn’t have had two of those stopovers in Europe under the old rules.
The West Is Burning, And Climate Change Is Partly To Blame | FiveThirtyEight In the end, they found that more than half of the observed increase in the dryness of fuels could be attributed to climate change. Fuel aridity, in turn, correlated very closely with fire activity for the time period they looked at — it explained about 75 percent of the variability in acreage burned from year to year. “That means that it is a top dog,” Williams said. “Correlation is not causation, but the correlation is so strong that it’s very hard to get a relationship like this if it’s not real.”
The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton | New Republic This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.