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by Danraft
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Congressional Committees: Re FBI's Independence
Replies: 863
Views: 31489

Re: Congressional Committees: Re FBI's Independence

IIRC, yes, Brennan lied. About what you would expect him to lie about -- the amount of civilian casualties from the fairly young drone program. He said none, there were up to 70 or so... the discrepancy partly due to that any "Military" age male in the strike region is automatically classified as "c...
by Danraft
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Tesla
Replies: 76
Views: 1995

Re: Tesla

Here in San Antonio there is a small project, IIRC about 3 miles, of 80" boring for water diversion that a former employee is project manager for. 80" OD, and a 12" 6" inside that. He invited me to come see when a new bit came in and it was impressive. The project has 23=30ft diameter staging holes ...
by Danraft
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 417
Views: 26237

Re: Alex Jones

I think that's mostly appropriate. Censoring a nutball is conducive to more CT's . But, dammit, once something has been refuted and debunked, label it as Opinion. I suppose Jones could find some nugget if truth (just ask him).. BUT, To put his nonsense on a platform where it looks as true and valid ...
by Danraft
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Alternatives to MS Office
Replies: 24
Views: 499

Re: Alternatives to MS Office

Google Docs is getting better each rendition. For a long time I avoided the google family of documents because of my use of spreadsheets, pivot tables, etc. Having learned to use dependencies lookup tables and array functions in Excel, Sheets just didn't do it. Then, I started using Zapier integrati...
by Danraft
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Bills to Abolish/Replace ICE
Replies: 37
Views: 1031

Re: Bills to Abolish/Replace ICE

In fairness, my post covered the ecological objections-- which, I agree, are the only valid objections to a partial wall. Good, now that we have satisfied the only objection <hey! Ouch!> 😁 ICE Budget approaching $9 Bllion President Trump requested $8.82 billion for the Homeland Security Department’s...
by Danraft
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 417
Views: 26237

Re: Alex Jones

Yes. I think I mentioned that in a related project I'm involved with that I had spoken with a few of the bigger gurus of information and social media. The end result was that they corrected me on what my project should focus on and areas that they need help --from people not attached to them directl...
by Danraft
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's Lies
Replies: 437
Views: 22842

Re: All the President's Lies

It's unfair. Bigly unfair that someone would ask question if they already know the answer Very inefficient liberal snaky thing. The Whitehouse has the best answers. If one cuts through and quits being wasteful by just telling everything you know. And, who told you. Then, only the best answers. Oh. W...
by Danraft
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies
Replies: 299
Views: 12887

Re: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies

Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon The hacking collective Anonymous is pledging to expose the people behind the "QAnon" conspiracy theory. The anarchist hacking group slammed the QAnon conspiracy as potentially dangerous and driven by a “brainless political agenda” in a video posted Sunday t...
by Danraft
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Bills to Abolish/Replace ICE
Replies: 37
Views: 1031

Re: Bills to Abolish/Replace ICE

Oh boy... <pulling on my waders and protective gear> Give Trump his wall. Whatever the name of the group (Dan, I wish it could be called that) it performs work that requires what some would call a cold heart-- not all can stay. Immigration policy has had a dark history and vestiges of that still exi...
by Danraft
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 4363
Views: 156984

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

A spoon? I'm familiar with "and the horse you rode in on", " and the dog that ran along side", and " the bird that flew overhead". Cutlery.;. Hmmm. A Spork? Is this the first time he has said anything at all about the fires? Everyone wants to be an expert, but his silence followed by a condenscendin...
by Danraft
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Elections 2018
Topic: 2018 campaign ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: 2018 campaign ideas

. Good to see! This is informal right? Along the lines of "Brainstorming" wherein one can float an idea or twenty to see what resonates? A. IMG_0434.JPG Notice that? How could you not? it's time to share with Republicans some facts that are very well documented. Their elected representative that act...
by Danraft
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Why can counter-Trump protesters never be in group at rallies?
Replies: 106
Views: 1628

Re: Why can counter-Trump protesters never be in group at rallies?

Trolling sucks in that it usually is meant to be disruptive often using false narratives or strawman arguments. I'd have to go back to the first post, but i took it as naive, and still an interesting question, because my assumption would be that it has been tried. But, i also thought maybe a legal q...
by Danraft
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 8070
Views: 310424

Re: President Trump

Aaron Rupar as excerpts from the ralley here, scroll down on the twitter feed: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1025154622363774978 My hair stood up again as my instincts say he is reaching new strength. We are decidedly not in Kansas any more. This is dark inchoate madness. The innumerable littl...
by Danraft
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: A General Thread -- for all other tech stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: A General Thread -- for all other tech stuff

Fortinsbras, try emptying your cache, all your cookies, if they changed the code endpoints, it could leave you hanging. When that report came out about the facial recognition, the gurus were saying it's like having a radar gun that pegs a minority as going 20 mph faster than they are, and still usin...
by Danraft
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: The Debt Bubble
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: The Debt Bubble

Foggy, you didn't need to delete anything as it's really just a question of preference and catering to the reader's needs. I do 80% of my reading (and quite a bit of posting) from a smaller screened mobile device-- this is true for about 80% of content consumed online today. It's undeniable that it ...
by Danraft
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump’s Russian Laundromat
Replies: 93
Views: 5677

Re: Trump’s Russian Laundromat

Me, too, RV. P0rtia, I see his point about the media. As the daughter of a reporter, it made perfect sense to me. Reporters have beats, like city hall, crime, politics, etc. Trump’s bullshit encompasses so many different beats that no one reporter can see them all, and he’s always throwing distract...
by Danraft
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 4363
Views: 156984

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

There were predictions that the tarriffs, being done the way they are, would yield a higher 2nd quarter GDP. Which has me saying that he isn't reckless and crazy. The plan was this. Stalling the tarriffs, stalling NAFTA, the "corporate tax cut", the ICE actions, etc. He may be about "image over subs...
by Danraft
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: Declining Democracies
Replies: 35
Views: 913

Re: Declining Democracies

Yes. And, there is something rattleing around in my crevices. Does anyone remember one of the data guys that worked with Jonathon Albrite who had made a modeling/predicting program on unstable democracies? He meant it to be used to find ways to heal and strengthen but he even said at the time that ...
by Danraft
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: Declining Democracies
Replies: 35
Views: 913

Re: Declining Democracies

Yes. And, there is something rattleing around in my crevices. Does anyone remember one of the data guys that worked with Jonathon Albrite who had made a modeling/predicting program on unstable democracies? He meant it to be used to find ways to heal and strengthen but he even said at the time that i...
by Danraft
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money
Replies: 440
Views: 14767

Re: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money

Ummm.. the :confused:
'scuse me, it's "David Dennison"...
It's seems like such a small thing to most...
by Danraft
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racist Expressions - or Not
Replies: 52
Views: 885

Re: Racist Expressions - or Not

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:56 pm
There are some legitimate words I would never use because of the fact that there are a lot of stupid people out there. One of them is niggardly.
Fard is never understood. "To apply make up"
"She sat in front of the mirror listening to music and farding"
by Danraft
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racist Expressions - or Not
Replies: 52
Views: 885

Re: Racist Expressions - or Not

When I lived in San Fran, you had better know Asians are not "Oriental". Rugs and furniture are Oriental, people are Asian. And, everywhere I've since it has been a point of comedy collection of Stupid Things White People Say" among the Asians I know. I've seen a couple of times here. Malapropisms a...
by Danraft
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 2294
Views: 68733

Re: Michael Cohen

There seems to be some scuttlebutt (IOW rumors) floating around on Twitter that the tapes include evidence of Trump getting Elliot Broidy to be the fall guy for paying off a woman to have an abortion. NO EVIDENCE this is true. Just a LOT of chatter. :daydream: :pray: You too??!!?! I put that out th...
by Danraft
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 8070
Views: 310424

Re: President Trump

Well, to me,Trump should be considered a wake up call, his defeat isn't a Mission Accomplished by any means. He is pulling off what no one would have predicted, but let's not fool ourselves. He is an extreme symbol of larger problems. I agree, he is a brazen con-artist and a "spin-master' who has us...
by Danraft
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Portugal
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Portugal

Portugal is unique in comparison to Spain in their aggressive approach and sense of adventure. While working as an itinerant chef in Spain , a trip through Portugal was a welcome break-- Lisboa is one of my favorite cities. Although they were behind economically, they were certainly not as locked in...

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