Despite the assumption by many individuals that the detrimental effects of global warming are theoretical events that are far into the future, there are communities in the United States that are already faced with the reality of relocating due to sea level rise caused by global warming. While numerous communities around the world are already planning to relocate due to the loss, or imminent loss of land to the ocean, two such communities in the U.S. have already received funding to migrate to more stable land, in what may be a harbinger for larger coastal populations in the near future.
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On Columbus Day, we should remember that history is constantly being rewritten. For instance, the Chinese claim that America was really first discovered by one of their explorers. If it WAS Christopher Columbus who first discovered America, newly discovered documents show that he was NOT a nice guy.

Graham Keeley writes in the Independent that Christopher Columbus routinely tortured his slaves and starved the settlers in the colonies he set up on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which is now shared by two countries: the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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Someday we’ll supposedly be able to stop worrying about Mexican immigrants illegally entering the US from the South and terrorists coming here over the Canadian border to the North, because there won’t BE any more borders. That?s when the United States will become a REALLY BIG country–if theCouncil on Foreign Relations and its supporters have theirway.
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