The latest BS I’m hearing is that the failed economy was originally created by Bill Clinton. That’s not what happened.
Clinton wanted to be sure that the middle-class and newbies entering the housing market would get a fair shake. But at the tail-end of his term in office the Republican Congress managed to slip some veto-proof “extras” into a bill, and the result perverted Clinton’s goals and helped spark the series of events that created the mess in which we now find ourselves. I got tired of hearing this rhetoric blaming Clinton’s administration. I’ve been asked by several people I know to explain what happened, so I decided to prepare a real response. Read on… Continue reading →
Stalactites are rock formations in caves that hang down from the cave ceiling, and they’re formed by water containing dissolved minerals as it drips penetrates the cave ceiling and drips to the floor (stalagmites are basically the same thing but sticking up from the floor instead). Given that stalactites and stalagmites are formed by water, you might expect that they grow faster or slower with the seasons, at least in areas where the climate includes seasonal variations in precipitation. After all, heavy rains add water to the water table and increase the growth rate of the stalactite as more water penetrates the cave. For similar reasons, you could probably expect that year to year variations growth rate variations would occur if there were rainy periods and droughts.