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Originally posted by imastew
Europe's energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger dubbed the nuclear disaster an "apocalypse", saying Tokyo had almost lost control of events at the Fukushima plant.
Japan radioactivity could enter food chain, kids at risk
'For some individuals even a small amount of radiation can raise the risk of cancer' MSNBC
2 reasons off the top of my head he shouldn't go to RIO right now
Originally posted by beezzer
Nero had his fiddle
Obama has frequest flyer miles.
a. A violin.
b. A member of the violin family.
2. Nautical A guardrail used on a table during rough weather to prevent things from slipping off.
3. Informal Nonsensical, trifling matters: "There are things that are important/beyond all this fiddle" (Marianne Moore).
4. The act or an instance of cheating or swindling; a fraud.
v. fid•dled, fid•dling, fid•dles
Phrasal Verb: fiddle away
To waste or squander: fiddled away the morning with unnecessary tasks.
Rome may have burned, but Nero didn't fiddle.
It is only an unfounded rumor, albeit an old one, that the mad Emperor Nero started a fire near the imperial palace and then climbed to the top of the Tower of Maecenas, where he gleefully played his fiddle, sang arias from his own execrable operas, and watched the city go up in flames. True, Nero did fancy himself a poet and musician, and often summoned audiences to attend recitals of his composition. But according to the contemporary historian and chronicler Tacitus, the fire which gutted Rome in 64 A.D. could not possibly have been Nero's doing; at the time it broke out, Nero was at his villa in Antium 30 mi. away. Besides, the violin wasn't even invented until the 16th century, although in some versions of the tale Nero plays a lute or lyre.
Originally posted by bluemooone2
reply to post by Aggie Man
No , no he is not . He is taking his family on what all in all amounts to another vacation trip . This during what will amount to the largest crisis the modern world has known.
Originally posted by MrXYZ
Originally posted by Chance321
Originally posted by MrXYZ
You do realize he can do everything you ask without being in the country, right? Ever heard of phones, emails, and the Internet?
The physical location of the president matters nothing...unless you're a crazy irrational armchair patriot
Hmmm, interesting answer. Now if this had been President Bush would you still stand by it or would you be screaming bloody murder for the time he spent down at his ranch in Texas?
Of course, because he actually booked those days at the ranch as VACATION!! That muppet of a president took more vacation days than most other presidents. I wouldn't consider Obama's trip to South America a "vacation"
If he didn't go to South America to help stimulate the economy, but would rather go to Japan or wait it out on the West Coast should some of the radiation from Japan make it over (totally improbable btw)...people would argue he's not helping the economy enough. It's people like you, making ridiculous accusations, that take the focus away from the real issuesedit on 15-3-2011 by MrXYZ because: (no reason given)