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Comment Re: Who's to say? (Score 1) 110

Well, if you want to be pedantic (of course you do), heat isn't radiation. Black body radiation is a consequence of heat. And in point of fact the ionizing spectral components of the Sun's radiation generates over seventy-thousand cases of cancer in the US annually, and over ten thousand deaths. If there were an artificial radiation source that was that harmful we'd be right to be very concerned about it, that's substantially more than 3x the number of people who perished in 9/11 every single year.

The real issue here isn't people using linguistic short hand like "radiation" that Internet trolls can play "gotcha" with; it's people not understanding the difference between radiation per se, ionizing radiation, and radioactive fallout. Maybe you don't need to be a Nobel Prize-winning physicist to run the DoE, but you should at least be able to explain the difference between these things. And you'd certainly want anyone working in government to know the difference between preventable and non-preventable deaths.

Comment Re:Tough shit (Score 1) 411

I actually know people who aren't very bright, who are doing much better economically than people with Master's Degrees, because they don't attach stigmas to certain kinds of work that pay more than burger flipping. It is hard nasty work that doesn't require any skill. When you think certain kinds of work are "beneath you" you're already a wage slave.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 499

I am so Partisan, I am a Libertarian!

Yes, I haven't voted for either (R) or (D) in 30 years ... partisan. Yes, there is plenty of hypocrisy, and the Ds are worse that the Rs on Election Hypocrisy but they both are hypocritical.

Who was caught doing what?

Ok so now, there is no evidence of any hacking, I thought that was what Obama was looking for. Is he on a wild goose chase or is that some sort of partisan response to an election that will basically undo his whole "legacy?

Not sure what you're point is, other than to assume I am something I am not.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 0) 499

I find it hilarious that you think that "vote fraud" and "hacking" are some how not the same in regards to corrupting the outcome of an election. Does it matter if electing staffers are stuffing ballots https://www.youtube.com/watch?... or using electronic means to do so?

Vote Fraud it Vote Fraud. It is either "mythical" or it is real. There is plenty of hypocrisy by both (R) and (D) here. Its just that the Hypocrsy of the (D) is really clear this time. You're just pissed that they were caught.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score -1) 499

"Ousted"could mean "lame duck" and with just over one month to go, he's really lame duck. The Obama legacy is going to be pretty staggering. Double the (unpatriotic) debt. That's it. ObamaCare will be repealed, the court will not reflect his presidency, all those "Pen and Phone" executive orders rescinded ...

He's just pissed that "elections have consequences"

Comment Re:How is this different from arbitrage on the NYS (Score 1) 213

I am a libertarian.

While you are correct, some conservatives game the system with government. And you are correct, everyone will game the system. Draw a line, and everyone dances all around that line. The line is arbitrary and means nothing, but we pretend it is some sort of sacred place.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score -1, Flamebait) 499

he has ever right to order such a review.

Before you state something as a fact, you might want to check to see if it is so. A "Right" isn't the correct term, even if it was the correct term, it would require some sort of previous example or court case to outline, neither of which has happened here.

Further this is 100% contrary to what Obama said here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Funny how something "mythical" became "real" simply because the Democrats lost an election.

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