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Comment Re:One down. (Score 1) 469

I watched their various speeches last night, the irony is that Trump was rather humble in accepting victory, a bit out of place for him. It is possible that he sees winning as a real possibility and now has to pay attention to the other 64% of Republican voters.

He might be looking at the possibility of actually winning and starting to realize what a s#!tstorm is waiting for the victor in 2017.

Obama is pretty obviously just trying to run the clock out on his time in office, and leaving the mess for the next person to clean up.

If I were a candidate in either party, I'd be seriously considering handing the primary victory to someone else and saying, "See ya' in 2020!"

Comment Re:trump independent can lead to no one getting 27 (Score 1) 469

Having one party in the Presidency and a different party in Vice Presidency could be a load of laughs.

We've had situations like that in California, where our governor is elected separately from the lieutenant governor. When the governor would leave the state, the lieutenant governor would undermine him at every opportunity.

Comment Re:Its not the actual bomb, its the threat (Score 1) 230

Let's imagine that NK manages to launch a nuke and lands it in Los Angeles (not densely populated like San Francisco or New York, but a nice big target that wouldn't require as much precision to hit).

The US decides it is going to turn NK into a parking lot and launches a retaliatory strike.

The really big problem occurs when China and Russia detect multiple ICBM's being launched from the US and sees them heading in their general direction, and they start thinking "Ya' know, we'd better get something into the air because we don't really know what the targets are."

Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 550

Sure, we know the answer is "The world is getting hotter and it's all our fault" - but there are still a heck of a lot of questions that need to be answered. "How Fast?" and "Will the extra CO2 help crops or weeds grow faster?" and "What can we do about it?" and "Will such-and-such course of action have enough effect to avoid such-and-such consequences?"

We need those guys even more than we did before the original question was answered.

One question was addressed many (I think about 25) years ago, at least on a small scale.

Some scientists saturated a field with CO2 for several months to observe the effects. (Thus, contributing to global climate change :) )

What they found was that the plants grew significantly larger, but they were also much less nutritious. This, in turn, led to bugs having to eat more plants.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 592

I think you also have to take in the account that there may be temporary effects of the change, when you change the road layout people will naturally become more cautious, but as time goes by they will get used to it and increase there speed again.

I wonder if that is really what's happening. The road without the dividing line is an aberration. The driver may become confused about what's going on ahead and slow down because of it, maybe expecting to come upon some road repair being done.

Once not having the dividing line is seen as a normal condition, drivers may just drive at the normal speed.

Comment Re:Weighed Response (Score 1) 286

I would think it would be unlikely for the US to counter any NK nuclear attack using ballistic missiles, simply because both Russia and China would see them coming and not completely trust that they weren't the targets.

I rather doubt that China would take too kindly to nuclear blasts occurring right at their own border, either.

Comment Re:Fuck it i'm voting republican (Score 1) 251

Unfortunately the Republican party in California is so dysfunctional that they couldn't nominate a viable candidate for dog catcher. They'd have to go to the Democratic party and ask them who they should put on the ballot.

I'd like to know what kind of reception this bill is getting from the other assembly members.

Comment Re:Just What the Government Wants - Backdoors (Score 2) 166

They're eating their own dog food.

I'd like to ask some of the presidential candidates what they think about backdoors now. There's another Republican debate coming up. This needs to be brought to the attention of the moderators along with any press that happens to be interviewing HRC and Sanders.

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