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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Frontiers of Science: Active Antarctica volcano

(The Patriot Post) - During the lifetime of Alexander the Great, a massive volcanic eruption rocked Antarctica, punching a hole through the ice sheet and sending up great plumes of debris that littered the surrounding landscape, an area spanning about 110 miles. The layer, hidden beneath the snows of more than two millennia, was discovered during airborne radar surveys conducted in 2004 and 2005. The thickness of the ice above the ash along with acids found in ice cores aided in dating the eruption to approximately 325 B.C. Scientists F.J. Corr and David Vaughan discovered the evidence for this volcano and reported in a Sunday post on the Web site of the journal Nature Geoscience that it is still active today. The scientists agree that the heat from a volcano could be a contributing factor to Antarctica’s melting ice. Meanwhile, global-warming alarmists would have you look the other way while they repeat their “man-made” mantra.


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