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Sen. Hill. Clinton: "I am the Senator from New York. I will never put my people's security at risk."

At 14:23 in the video:

The 13th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq was just last Sunday....

I am surprised that so little was said on DU regarding this topic. Maybe I just missed the threads.

Sec. Clinton says that she trusted W...

because he purportedly made sure that New York got the money that she requested for rebuilding after 9/11.

Hence, her vote to give W authority regarding Iraq.

So very many, many people got it right regarding W and his intent, but she did not.

Was it her supposedly mistaken assessment of W's character that allowed her to make the vote or was it the clouding effect of the money ($20 billion US according to the town hall) that she received from W on behalf of New York that allowed her to make the vote?

While admitting that this is beside your point, WMAP data and Planck data nevertheless yielded:

The Universe Is 13.82 Billion Years Old
By Phil Plait


The Universe is 13.82 billion years old.

The age of the Universe is a little bit higher than we expected. A few years ago, the WMAP spacecraft looked at the Universe much as Planck has, and for the time got the best determination of the cosmic age: 13.73 +/- 0.12 billion years old.

Planck has found that the Universe is nearly 100 million years older than that: 13.82 billion years.

At first glance you might think this is a really different number. But look again. The uncertainty in the WMAP age is 120 million years. That means the best estimate is 13.73 billion years, but it could easily be 13.85 or 13.61. Anything in that range is essentially indistinguishable in the WMAP data, and 13.73 is just in the middle of that range.

And that range includes 13.82 billion years. Itís at the high end, but thatís not a big deal. Itís completely consistent with the older estimate, but Planckís measurements are considered to be more accurate. It will become the new benchmark for astronomers.


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