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Comment Re:Reasons (Score 1) 307

"Louisiana 1927"

What has happened down here is the winds have changed
  Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
  Rained real hard and it rained for a real long time
  Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

  The river rose all day
  The river rose all night
  Some people got lost in the flood
  Some people got away alright
  The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
  Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

  President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
  With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
  The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done
  To this poor crackers land."

Comment Re:Breaking News (Score 1) 1066

Actually, Obama didn't sign for the US, he just gave his personal word (which won't be worth much when he leaves office).
In order to sign for and obligate the US, Obama first must seek the advice and consent of the senate.
I think Trump would be wise to submit the Paris Treaty to the senate for approval in his first months in office. I suspect the Senate will reject it.

Comment Re:god help us all (Score 2) 2837

well... if you are a US citizen, then you are a citizen with no second class caveat.
Since you would be visiting, you aren't a citizen at all, so no caveat needed.

There is nothing inherently wrong about being picky about who you let immigrate (or visit).

Comment because there is a development cost (Score 3, Insightful) 303

The Navy originally projected that they would buy thousands of rounds (to outfit 28 ships). Then they cut the order because they decided to only make 3 ships.
Well, you have a large fixed development cost.
The "per missile" cost = (DevCost + RealPerMissileCost)/N
naturally, when N goes down by a factor of 10, then the "per missile" cost will go up by nearly a factor of 10.
that just tells you that you can't look at it as a "per missile" cost.

This sounds like a complete screw up from the Navy; not at all clear how much of a screw up by the contractor.

Comment Re:I hear Hillary participated in this study (Score 2, Interesting) 187

I think we can all agree that Trump is a buffoon, but that doesn't worry me since he will be kept on a short leash. If he tries to overstep his presidential authority he would be impeached with a quickness ( many Republicans would be happy to cast that vote ).

Hillary on the other hand is dangerous because she is so corrupt. She has been living in a world of lies for longer than most of us have been alive.

Government corruption is a very real threat to this country. Once it becomes accepted and commonplace it can be very difficult to root out. In many places in the world government corruption is the norm; almost a way of life.
The only check we have on corruption in the executive branch is impeachment, and I am afraid that Hillary will be just as unimpeachable as Obama.

Comment EU should fine Ireland, but shouldn't hit Apple (Score 1) 302

Ireland made a tax deal with Apple allowing them to pay lower taxes, in order to encourage them to locate certain business in Ireland rather than elsewhere. The problem is, that Ireland has a treaty with the EU saying it wouldn't give such tax breaks. So it looks like Ireland broke their agreement with the EU, and the EU is maybe right to enforce the punishments specified by the treaty. Apple is not party to the Ireland-EU taxing agreement, and should not be included in any EU punishment against Ireland for breaking treaty. In fact, it is not clear that this ruling should let Ireland off the hook for sticking to the Tax agreements it has made with Apple going forward.

Comment Re:The US has not joined the climate accord (Score 1) 163

You say that under international law there are three ways for the USofA to be bound to an agreement. Maybe...Maybe... But under United States law, there is only one way for the USofA to be bound to an international agreement (the 2/3 senate + President). So, the president signed a piece of paper saying we are bound to the agreement even though we in fact are not bound in any sense (and future presidents should feel no obligation whatsoever to recognize that piece of paper and whatever it said)... It seems like the president is sabotaging our relationships with allies and competitors alike by misleading them.

Comment Obama is lying to the world... Not ratified (Score 0) 163

Obama is lying to the world, The United States has not ratified the Paris agreement. We have a constitutionally defined process to ratify any international agreement (i.e. a treaty), which has not happened. Although Obama may have extended his personal promise, the United States of America has not. I think a few Senators should point this out to the rest of the world, so that they are not tricked into expecting that we are honor bound to this agreement. I think it is very evil to try to trick people into thinking you have promised something that you have not actually promised... that is really kind of worse than breaking a promise you did actually make. If Obama wants the United States of America to actually enter into this agreement, he knows what he has to do to make that happen.

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