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Comment Re: Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified i (Score 1) 425 425

What is your point about Amb. Gration? That he had at least five other bone-headed practices, so violating the Federal Records Act is not really an offense worth caring about? Even if true, does this help an official who presented Russia with an "overcharge" button for diplomacy, who wanted to obscure the events leading up to Benghazi because she pretended to not see what difference it would make to understand the truth, and who flagrantly violated State Department policy while her immediate underling was persecuting an ambassador for violating that same policy?

Perhaps Colin Powell also violated the Federal Records Act. State Department policy did not officially require use of government email servers (except in emergency situations) until the year he left the office. If he wants to run for president, there should certainly be a public debate over what he did or didn't do with regards to that. However, his primary defense -- that most of his emails were sent to government addresses -- is also Hillary Clinton's primary defense.

I did not directly address your facile arguments about what a foreign government would want from a Cabinet secretary's email because I thought the holes were so obvious: Hacking her server would give far more information than they could capture from a single conversation in her house, it is easier to do deniably, and at any rate the undeniable breach of federal law is in failing to put federal records in proper custody for preservation and oversight. For high-level officials, mishandling classified and SBU information is a real risk (and what the IGs here want to be investigated), but is not such a clear violation.

Comment Re: Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified i (Score 2) 425 425

The law requiring official records to be retained for future reference and use was, like all statutes, passed by Congress and signed by the President. HRC also fired an ambassador for keeping email on a non-government server, so she knew what the rules were. She just didn't think she should have to follow them -- and the Obama DOJ apparently agrees that she is too good for our laws to apply to her.

Comment Re:ask slashdot (Score 1) 65 65

Turns out it was *I* who didn't know what the A stood for. When I replied to your post I was thinking it stood for 'Anti' as in Anti-global-warming. Add that to the fact you called GP a denier moron and you can see my confusion. Note my emphasis was on your use of the word denier, not moron.

Comment Re:Mod parent up! (Score 3, Informative) 159 159

They did use non-St-36 locations. There were four groups, three of which were given the same stressors, with a fourth given no stressors and no treatment. The stressor groups received either St-36 treatment, treatment where needles were not inserted into any meridian point, or no treatment. I imagine an argument could be made for a group given treatment but not stressors.

I don't know if this provides any vindication for acupuncture (or even electroacupuncture)--something like this really needs to be repeated before I'll believe it--but the research was a little more robust than you imply.

Comment Re:Average Americans want to prohibit armed drones (Score 2) 312 312

That's not cognitive dissonance. On one hand you have a teenager building a flying gun in his backyard in Connecticut. One the other hand you have the U.S. military taking out the bad guys half way across the world. Having two differing opinions on these two situations is not contradictory. Are the situations much more complicated and nuanced than how I described? Sure. But for most people, that's what it boils down to, so their reactions make sense.

My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner