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by Danraft
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 11861
Views: 591815

Re: President Trump

"The future sure isn't what it used to be." Ben Franklin I use Chrome on Android, Chrome on Windows 7, and Safari and Chrome on my iPads (iOS) and none of them autoplay on Fogbow (fake news :-D ) On Twitter some videos autoplay muted. Dunno f I have selected some settings or not, but note that when ...
by Danraft
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45178

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

A Miami Terminal shut down today too. This is ridiculous. Over 50% of Americans rightfully blame Donald and the GOP. Cocaine Mitch needs to get out of his damn turtle shell and open the government. Enough. Doesn't matter. This is another example of information bubbles. Some people see things differ...
by Danraft
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 11861
Views: 591815

Re: President Trump

I wouldn't watch that station for a million bux. My satellite box would report that I tuned in and their ratings would rise a millionth of a point. I have faux noise and a few other channels blocked on my cable. I assume Verizon knows I blocked them. I wonder if I can do that with Xfinity without i...
by Danraft
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Revenge of the Jedi....
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Re: The Revenge of the Jedi....

Thanks for the topic. Rather than chasing the "feel good" of revenge for mistreatment and abuse, I'd prefer to think of what I wish were different and think is changeable. Democracy is, by definition, a hot wet mess compared to the efficiency and clarity of an authoritarian government. This has to b...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Engineering analysis of a wall
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Engineering analysis of a wall

Wow.
The ski video is my fave.
Then the hammock.
Shared the post on twitter and it back links well.
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 8487
Views: 388695

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Don't know why, I just imaged a border wall of old Cadillacs buried nose first into the ground with stacks of compressed salvage yard vehicles behind them. Add a yearly stocking of pit vipers to feast on the rodent Dawna that would take up residence and done... LOL. If driverless cars are really the...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

But collection of DNA is different because it requires a bodily invasion. Not anymore. A cigarette butt. spit, soda straw, water bottle, chewing gum and now even "touch" DNA is common. Besides, these innocents aren't being forced to yield their DNA, just as they could refuse to give their fingerpri...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45178

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

I believe the last budget was 2006.
538 has a great chart of Budget Procrastinations ( on iPad so I can't share image link and don't want to eat Foggy's server space by uploading it)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/20 ... one-chart/
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Engineering analysis of a wall
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Engineering analysis of a wall

A relevant link perhaps: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/test-steel-prototype-border-wall-showed-it-could-be-sawed-n956856 Yeah, and if you google "portable plasma cutters" you'll find that you don't even need a saw to cut through a steel barrier. Drones already are used for drugs, and...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

Sparing the lurid details of how it happened, I'm wondering about the precedent being set in what seems to be a witch hunt to catch the perp. Maybe they'll catch the perp. Maybe not. In any event what happens with the innocent men now that their privacy has been invaded and their DNA profiles are n...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45178

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

Mike, I get your point, but respectfully disagree. These battles are partisan, but that's democracy. What's unusual is that this president won't take "no" as an answer. George Bush promised social security reform and it was never touched. And, until the late 70's the government kept going in these s...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!
Replies: 1477
Views: 82622

Re: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

:thumbs: Maybe someone should suggest to Trump that he build the wall out of coal? Good quality coaI could be polished to a shiny black mirrored, really classy. You can polish a turd too. I've seen it on Mythbusters. Let's use Trump for a portion of the wall. :dance: The Great Wall of China is prim...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45178

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

ABC News Politics ‏ Verified account @ABCPolitics 58m58 minutes ago More NEW: Group of Republican senators introduce legislation "that will permanently prevent the federal government from shutting down" by creating an automatic continuing resolution in event budget negotiations fail https://pbs.twi...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

If this is true (many vulnerable patients). And, it is also true that there have not been other complaints. Then, don't exclude family, friends, and other visitors of the victim. The facility has shown some neglect as to noting change in weight but none in care (bed sores, etc) and AFAIK, no other ...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45178

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

If it's per all workers then it shows the dependence of those states on federal funding, despite their claims of self-reliance, and that the collateral effect on the economic activity in those states will be very bad. I haven't done the math, but assuming all furloughed workers apply for unemployme...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Revenge of the Jedi....
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Re: The Revenge of the Jedi....

I hear the snark, but I believe congressional districts are proportional when they're created every ten years. You are mistaken, at least for reasonable definitions of "proportional." It's proportional within a state. However, because the number of seats in the House hasn't increased for something ...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

Sparing the lurid details of how it happened, I'm wondering about the precedent being set in what seems to be a witch hunt to catch the perp. Maybe they'll catch the perp. Maybe not. In any event what happens with the innocent men now that their privacy has been invaded and their DNA profiles are n...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

If this is true (many vulnerable patients). And, it is also true that there have not been other complaints. Then, don't exclude family, friends, and other visitors of the victim. The facility has shown some neglect as to noting change in weight but none in care (bed sores, etc) and AFAIK, no other ...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Revenge of the Jedi....
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Re: The Revenge of the Jedi....

After the next election, when I fully expect the Democrats to hold both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they need to ruthlessly apply the tactics McConnel has unleashed. It only takes a vote of both houses of congress and a presidential signature to expend the number of congressional distric...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Republicans Behaving Badly
Replies: 2050
Views: 127097

Re: Republicans Behaving Badly

Tarrant County GOP’s vice-chairman survives recall vote over his religion County party officials overwhelmingly rejected attempts to remove Shahid Shafi because he's Muslim. The 139-49 vote in his favor came after the state's top Republican officials denounced the failed move to oust the trauma sur...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

Sorry Dan, this is a ridiculous discussion more appropriate to a conspiracy theory forum, which I have no intention of continuing. Until the overwhelmingly likely explanation is refuted, there are no grounds for silly speculation. What next, you suggest that aliens misused their anal probes? Hmmm I...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45178

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1083170643787567105/j16CqKzX?format=jpg&name=600x314 Note that many of the most affected states are in the west. :o Is that per 100,000 federal workers or per 100,000 all workers? If it's only per federal workers, doesn't it simply show that the emptier states have fe...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

The young woman and her baby are now in a hospital. When it's time, the baby will be raised by her family. The Hacienda facility "serves infants, children and young adults who are 'medically fragile' or have developmental disabilities." That's disturbing. Actually, everything about the situation is...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3006

Re: Sexual Assault at Hacienda Healthcare Facility

Of course many animals are parthenogenetic. But (without checking) I don't think this has been recorded in humans. The genetic processes in making a fertilized egg are very complex and not just a case of shuffling father's and mother's genes: telomeres are rebuilt, methylation is removed, etc. Inde...
by Danraft
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 3080
Views: 139111

Re: Michael Cohen

God I am so over Avenatti. I liked him for about 15 minutes. I wish he'd just go away now. Like Hillary?... (Ducks and runs- feet flapping wildly cutting a serpentine pattern to avoid sharpnessessssss) February 8th is my birthday... and a public open shaming using Cohen is better than new socks. Ne...

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