The Army has a problem, in that its soldiers keep getting old and unable to function properly--- just like the rest of us.
Unlike the rest of us, the Army has a plan. They're going to use Science to keep their soldiers young for, maybe, ever.
A soldier rendered forever young – because of red wine and bald rats? It has the makings of a Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster, but research is moving so quickly that an anti-aging tonic could soon be on a store shelf. And expect a sell-out. As the Army so astutely observes, “vast numbers of civilians are old.
Remember when the GOP's great nonwhite hope Bobby Jindal ridiculed the administration's plan for volcano monitoring--- only to have Mount Redoubt erupt in Alaska and show that he was, well, an idiot?
Now that the CDC has declared a health emergency, and the WHO has raised its pandemic alert level to 4 on a scale of 5, perhaps it's worthwhile remembering that it was Republican Senator Susan Collins (cheered on by Karl Rove in the WSJ) who played a key role in stripping pandemic preparedness money from the stimulus bill.
Oops. They did it again.
Maybe they should rally the nation around them by calling Obama a socialist again.
And General Motors, once the largest corporation in the world, has now asked to be taken over by the U.S. Government and the auto workers' union.
GM said that it will ask the government to take more than 50 percent of its common stock in exchange for canceling half the government loans to the company as of June 1. The swap would cancel about $10 billion in government debt.
Can we call GM socialist now?