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26 November 2019

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turcopolier

keith Harbaugh

You cannot bargain with your president if you are a cabinet secretary. End of subject.

Jack

Sir

I became acquainted with you as I was searching opposing viewpoints to Dubya, Blair, Cheney and Condi. Instinctually I didn’t buy the WMD hysteria. I believe I saw an interview of you on an Australian TV show at that time. My memory fails.

ex PFC Chuck

Thank you.

rho

Some professors in Germany ran a calculation, it would only cost a cool 8 trillion dollars (if the transition process is fully optimised) to remodel the German energy system in a way that would reduce carbon emissions by 90%, which is widely believed to be sufficient to achieve the "Paris goals". A real bargain, that's just 2x the annual GDP of Germany. And we are not even talking about "carbon neutrality", the costs for that would be stratospheric.

If the economic impact of "climate change" is less than that, I would say let's have it and embrace it and plant some palm trees.

Fred

Obama got elected because GWB invade Iraq and any democrat not named Clinton was going to win that election.

Fred

Keith,

Spencer was a fool and now that he's gone the new Navy Secretary needs to call Mcraven back to duty and courts martial him.

J

POTUS's Son-in-law Jared Kushner has been put in charge of the border wall

Factotum

All it takes right now is a can-do construction manager - they'll find the money. Wollstone Ice Rink redux.

They have the prototype, all it needs is production and implantation. It will be beautiful. Just like a WWII-type all out armament production effort to save the Nation, like the Democrats are so fond of these days.

Factotum

Not so fast, Clinton was winning far more primaries than Obama - he was strong arming the caucuses with his union goons and ACORN and bought off the super-delegates. He thugged his way to the nomination; he never won it.

But his fake book created rabidly enamoured acolytes, who put blinders on to his wholly deficient history, character, talent and experience.

However, I agree - no GOP was going to win following Bush and Iraq. In fact no GOP even wanted to run - always felt McCain stepped up more out of duty than any enthusiasm that someone had to run- token or not in 2008.

But Barry was not a sure thing until the super-delegates and Soros money along with SEIU and ACORN shock troops stuck knives in Clinton's back, who at that time was winning over the "people".

Tidewater

I recommend that you take a look at 'Climate Denial, Crock of the Week', with Peter Sinclair. This is on Youtube. It is very well done. I have just discovered it, and looked at 'Solar Schmolar.'
https://www.youtube.com>watch

Tidewater

It's scientists against time. Just as in WWII, except that this one is like nothing that mankind has ever seen. There are areas where methane is now boiling up in the East Siberian Sea off Bennett Island. Semiletov has just come back from another expedition, I think his 45th. He took sixty scientists with him this time. They got methane samples by simply throwing a sophisticated kind of bucket into the sea. Eleven or so years ago, when I first tuned in to Semiletov, he was on his way to the Arctic to lay down listening devices. He had a theory that these devices could hear methane bubbles of methane coming up from crevices.

Something I wondered about was what could happen if you sailed into a ten mile wide or more methane bubble. Even a sub.

Google: "Giant methane gas bubble 'sank trawler'--Telegraph." November 3, 2000.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk>news>uknews>Giant-methane-gas-bubble-s


Tidewater

Tidewater to Tidewater,

Must apologize to Committee for the failure to properly link. I am not sure why. I have a problem with my laptop, it seems. Apologies.

oldman22

Just published, "Crime in Progress", praising Christopher Steele.
quote
Steele assured them the memo was credible. It drew on seven sources, including a Moscow foreign ministry official, a former Russian intelligence operative, and two witnesses from inside the Ritz. Crime in Progress doesn’t tell us who the sources are, alas. There are a few tantalising clues: a single accomplished “collector” gathered much of the intelligence, we learn. Steele calls him – or her – a “remarkable person with a remarkable story who deserves a medal for services to the west”. Great care was taken to keep identities secret. The fate of Sergei Skripal – poisoned in Salisbury by a visiting Moscow death squad – was all too possible.
The book’s blunt conclusion: the media failed. There was wall to wall coverage of Hillary Clinton’s underwhelming emails, hacked by Russia’s GRU spy agency and given to WikiLeaks. But the more important story – that Moscow had potentially compromised a White House candidate – went unwritten. Simpson and Fritsch are scathing about the FBI. On the election’s eve it told the New York Times there was “no clear Trump link to Russia” – a misleading statement, even in an age of lies.
Mueller confirmed Steele’s reporting: that the Russians sweepingly and systematically interfered in the 2016 vote. But Mueller, Simpson and Fritsch argue, didn’t follow the money and was overcautious. In the end he failed to find sufficient evidence to prove a criminal conspiracy, in part because of obstruction by the president and his allies.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/28/crime-in-progress-glenn-simpson-peter-fritsch-review

gaikokumaniakku

What we need is a method for pressurizing vast areas of the Martian surface with relatively little hassle, labor, and raw material. For a long time, I thought the key might be gigantic masonry vaults, but I’m increasingly convinced that tensile structures are inherently better due to much lower mass requirements. The same goes for digging tunnels, which is so labor intensive that almost noone lives underground. In contrast, a thin, flexible tensile membrane supported by its own pressure seems to be a step in the right direction. But how would this work?

UV resistant polymers as as ETFE are routinely used for exterior cladding of structures that need transparent, curved, lightweight, waterproof barriers. Some of these structures are even pressure stabilized. A multilayer ETFE fabric incorporating Kevlar fibers is an ideal material for both performance yacht sails and transparent pressurized structures on Mars. This material can be thermally or chemically welded in the field for ease of integration, modification, and repair.

To transmit pressure load into the ground, a pressurized ETFE membrane must be periodically anchored to the ground by steel cables that can be arbitrarily long, supporting ceilings high enough to permit cloud formation!

https://caseyhandmer.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/domes-are-very-over-rated/

Fred

Factotum,


If memory serves he didn't win the Michigan primary as the Republican legislature moved the primary up a couple months, this "violated" DNC rules at the time requiring New Hampshire and Iowa to be first and second in selecting delegates. The DNC was unwilling to hold a caucus as by state democratic party rules it would have been held in Detroit. There is zero chance Hilary would have won that vote. The DNC members I knew were part of that decision. I'm not sure which super delegates you are talking about, other than the minority members of Congress and some but not all union leadership.

Fred

Tidewater,

Volcanoes? I'm sure atmospheric co2 causes them too.

kapimo

Regarding Trump and what he does, here is I think an excellent analysis, the brightest from very far that can be found.
https://orientalreview.org/2019/11/15/about-trump/

J

Colonel,

Talking with some SEAL acquaintances that I visit with from time to time, they have told me that Gallagher needs to go down, and go down not just hard but very hard. They're basing what they're saying to me on classified stuff they know but cannot discuss and have not discussed except to say that Gallagher belongs in a federal prison cell.

This is a bucket of worms anyway one looks at it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/11/24/trumps-harmful-meddling-gallagher-case/4290419002/

J

Colonel,

SB64 introduced in the Virginia legislature that's a real bucket of worms by your state's Senator Lucas ( https://www.senatorlouiselucas.com/ ).

SB 64

https://legiscan.com/VA/text/SB64/id/2070814

SENATE BILL NO. 64
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled November 21, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact §18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty.
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Patron-- Lucas
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§18.2-433.2. Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty.

A person shall be is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:

1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to §30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to §30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

J

Iran's submarine launched Jask cruise missile has entered mass production.

https://www.rt.com/news/474784-surprise-iran-cruise-missile/

J

Wonder who is paying for the Ukrainian Neo-Nazis expenses and fees while they're participating in the Hong Kong riots.

https://www.rt.com/news/475036-hongkong-ukraine-neo-nazis/

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