The hot variety…
(Some of which contributes to global warming, mostly because it prevents finding a cure.)
Many people think that the United Nations is a forum to solve problems in the world. That might be a side benefit—occasionally— but the actual purpose is to provide a stage for national leaders to posture. Case in point: the British prime minister boasting about (possibly) joining the fun in the Middle East. Most tend to forget that he was unable to obtain parliament’s approval to join in the carnage last time he tried, but that is irrelevant for any politician that has reached the UN pulpit.
Few of these posturings are noticed beyond the politician’s local media, with a paltry few being granted a few seconds on cable television. But, that’s all they want: a chance to impress the local electorate with their imagined greatness.
Another case in point: the president of the United States promising to do something about climate change and carbon emissions. No chance. Congress will never agree (see the numbers in the below link). This is a body peopled with ignorant—some naturally, some wilfully, some paid to be—men and women, guided by something other than the good of their country and the good of humanity. But, they are some of the best politicians money can buy!
Surprising news: for the first time ever, congress agreed with President Obama, although having brazenly claimed to oppose every move he makes. Of course, that must only deal with matters having a positive effect on US citizens. As long as the decision will harm foreigners, preferably non-Christians, agreement with a loathed president is possible, perhaps even necessary. This is the only measure that congress has passed in recent history: war/guns/profits. And, reports suggest that Republicans idiots want to send more weapons than the president and his advisors have judged to be needed. None of the screamers who want to send bullets to Syrian seem to recall that the US armed the mujahadin in Afghanistan, which turned into Al Qaeda.
I wonder why no one became as excited about how the decision was made to enter the disastrous Iraq war as they are about a minor incident in Benghazi. Thousands of lives and billions of dollars of taxpayers money was wasted, but all was swept under the carpet.
This simply proves that Democrats are worthless at vindictiveness, hype, and hypocrisy...and Republicans are evil and will do anything to hurt Obama and Hilary, as well as make a buck for themselves and friends.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.