"Second, sex without consent is rape." Which is not what happened.
Well, non-consensual sex is what is claimed. Whether it happened is for a jury to decide.
And dumbasses like you think it's still about sex without a condom
Ah, what en elegant way you have with words!
They pretend it's about the Swedish "rape" case, by which I mean consenting sex without a condom.
Sigh. First off, it's just as easy to extradite someone to the US from the UK as it is from Sweden. If the US wants him, there's no need for them to somehow persuade the Swedish authorities to extradite him first on their behalf.
Second, sex without consent is rape. If someone agrees to have sex with you on condition that you use a condom, then they haven't consented to condom-less sex. And condom-less sex with a promiscuous stranger risks such nasties as HIV. Whether this happened, we don't know. But the Swedish authorities have the right to carry out an investigation.
Overall, my feeling is that WikiLeaks is an important public service, but that Julian Assange is a bit of an arsehole.
it's a rocket. I'm not aware of them using Helium
Rockets often use compressed helium to maintain pressure in the fuel tanks as they empty
Yes, but we already know that hockey stick graph was misleading. Mann left off the warming and cooling trend of the Medival warming trend, aka, the right side of the valley, to show a hockey stick, not an elongated U.
We also know he had code problems, and his results are bad.
Fraud? Probably not.
Confirmation Bias? Probably.
Perhaps you aren't aware that at the time Mann produced the hockey stick, the nature of his research was to investigate underlying natural cycles of climate (e.g. El Nino); he wasn't particularly interested in the AGW aspect of it. His initial graph went back as far as the data available at the time would allow and be statistically valid.
I'd suggest people read Mann's book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars".
The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White