From the proposition which has just been proved, that the velocity of light in the gravitational field is a function of the location, we may easily infer, by means of Huygens's principle, that light-rays propagated across a gravitational field undergo deflection.
? Is this like Snell's law of refraction, but with the refraction causing variation in the speed of light caused by a gravitational field instead of a change in the density of the media that the light wave is passing through? Could this mean that gravity is caused by a change in the density of space around a massive object, rather than its "warping" of space? Is it possible that the only actual physical substance in the universe is the media we know as space, with both energy and mass existing as transverse and longitudinal waves in that media?
Interestingly, I know many Democrats who say "We had them gerrymandered in our favor even worse when we were in power".
If that were true, how did the Democrats lose power?
I'm an American. I love this country and the freedoms that we used to have.
Which "freedom" do you miss the most; the freedom to own slaves, or the freedom to send your children to work in coal mines?
Vote parent up. Mail-in ballots have a unique ID printed on the ballot. The ID is correlated with the voter's request for a mail-in ballot. When the ballot comes back, the ID on the paper is checked against the ID recorded. You _could_ intercept the ballot on the way in or the way back, but it's impossible to do this on a significant scale without having several inside men in the Post Office.
Most mail-in ballot systems are significantly more secure than many online voting (or vote management) systems in the field.
So the ballot is directly traceable to an individual, who could then be subject to punishment or reward for how they voted.
Rep. Darrell Issa's battle with a flamboyant conservative Internet columnist who called the Arab-American lawmaker "jihad Darrell" has become a bizarre sideshow to what authorities say was a recent plot to bomb Issa's district office in San Clemente. Issa and his aides said columns written by political commentator Debbie Schlussel might have inflamed Jewish Defense League officials, who allegedly were targeting the San Diego County lawmaker. One of the suspects, Irving David Rubin, chairman of the JDL, gave copies of the Internet commentaries to an FBI informant, who helped thwart a plot to blow up a Los Angeles-area mosque and one of Issa's offices, according to a source familiar with the case.
If Islam is against the Jewish people, why did Muslims protect them when Christians were trying to wipe them out in Europe?
Within a century of the death of Mohammad, in 632, Muslim armies had conquered almost the whole of the world where Jews lived, from Spain eastward across North Africa and the Middle East as far as the eastern frontier of Iran and beyond. Almost all the Jews in the world were now ruled by Islam. This new situation transformed Jewish existence. Their fortunes changed in legal, demographic, social, religious, political, geographical, economic, linguistic and cultural terms - all for the better.
Intel CPUs are not defective, they just act that way. -- Henry Spencer