U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the report for critiquing the United States’ treatment of its poor, arguing that the United Nations should instead focus on poverty in developing countries such as Burundi and Congo. The U.N. report also faulted the Trump administration for pursuing policies it said would exacerbate U.S. poverty.
“If you look at the story of Malcolm X, very few people know the story of his sister, Ella Collins. She was a businesswoman, she was educated. Not only did she convert to Sunni Islam before he did, she funded Malcolm X’s Hajj pilgrimage. Women are often defined as the wife or the mother of so and so. Ella wasn’t defined by her marriages even though she divorced three times. In his autobiography, Malcolm X says it wasn’t that she was too strong, it was that the men who were too weak,” he says.
“The site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who charted how deep the hole actually was. He declared it one of the top five scuba diving sites in the world. Every year, scuba divers flock to the reef to explore its pristine waters and discover the many varieties of tropical fish and sea life that live there, including the Caribbean reef shark. Day trips to the hole are popular attractions for tourists in Belize.”
“So take heart, SETI enthusiasts! While the Drake Equation may not be something we can produce accurate values for anytime soon, the more we learn, the more refined the values will be. And remember, we only need to find intelligent life once in order for the Fermi Paradox to be resolved!”