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NukeAGayWhale4Jesus84 karma

I'm very curious: why the almost universal support for Israel among both Congressmen and Senators, far surpassing the opinions of American voters? For example, in April 2016, 394 out of 435 House members signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to use U.S. veto power to block any United Nations resolutions seen as biased against Israel. (I couldn't find a list of who signed, so I don't know of you did. But that doesn't really matter to my question.)

Whatever you or I or anyone else may think about the Israeli-Palestinian situation, I think it's undeniable that there is a range of opinion among U.S. voters. On almost every other issue I can think of, a range of opinion among voters is reflected in a range of opinion among Congressmen. But not this one.

What's going on? Is there some kind of pressure to conform to certain views (apart from the normal pressure to reflect the views of constituents)? What form does this pressure take? Political donations may be one factor - AIPAC members and other do donate to candidates who support their views, and to the opponents of candidates who they deem not supportive enough. But the same is true about every issue, so that can't be the only explanation.

I'm very interested in hearing from the former members of Congress, and really NOT interested in hearing the opinions of random Redditors - I've heard them all already.

NukeAGayWhale4Jesus28 karma

From the article: "his fund’s work differs [from WikiLeaks] in a fundamental way -- it relies on open sources and citizen researchers, not on hacked data."

So no, Russia does not have their own WikiLeaks, or at least this isn't it.

NukeAGayWhale4Jesus7 karma

The chapter about climate change made me wonder about the quality of your other analysis. Climate change happens to be something I know a little about, and your lack of research was just mind-boggling. It made me wonder if your analysis of other things was equally superficial.

NukeAGayWhale4Jesus1 karma

Another question: how to store coffee: room temperature, refrigerator, freezer? I know that moisture can be a problem, but I think that can be solved by keeping the coffee sealed until it gets back up to room temperature. Other than the moisture problem, are there advantages to storing coffee cold?

NukeAGayWhale4Jesus1 karma

Like someone else whose question you answered, I like fruitier and more acidic coffees. What is the best way to bring out those flavors at home? I love espresso at some coffee shops where they calibrate their espresso machines several times a day, but I'm not going to do that at home. Cold brew is pretty good. French press (extremely strong) works. Any other suggestions?