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Comment Re:"Controversial" donors? (Score 1) 106

Media spin. Here's the first of what happened, in 2015: Bloomberg’s John Heilemann: “How do you feel about the David Duke quasi-endorsement?” Trump: “I don’t need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement. I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.” Heilemann: “Would you repudiate David Duke?” Trump: “Sure, I would do that, if it made you feel better. I don’t know anything about him. Somebody told me yesterday, whoever he is, he did endorse me. Actually I don’t think it was an endorsement. He said I was absolutely the best of all of the candidates.” Then the saga continues in 2016... Feb 26th news conference: Question: “How do you feel about the recent endorsement from David Duke?” Trump: “I didn’t even know he endorsed me. David Duke endorsed me? Okay, all right. I disavow, okay?” Feb 28th on CNN with Jake Tapper: CNN’s Jake Tapper: “I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be ‘treason to your heritage.’ Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don’t want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?” Trump: “Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke. Okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know. I don’t know, did he endorse me or what’s going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.” Tapper: “But I guess the question from the Anti-Defamation League is, even if you don’t know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally you condemn them and you don’t want their support?” Trump: “Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And, certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong.” Tapper: “The Ku Klux Klan?” Trump: “But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So, give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know.” Tapper: “Okay. I mean, I’m just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but” Trump: “I don’t know any — honestly, I don’t know David Duke. I don’t believe I have ever met him. I’m pretty sure I didn’t meet him. And I just don’t know anything about him.” Tapper: “All right.” Feb 29th on NBC's Today Show: Trump: “I’m sitting in a house in Florida, with a very bad earpiece that they gave me, and you could hardly hear what he was saying. But what I heard was ‘various groups.’ And I don’t mind disavowing anybody and I disavowed David Duke. And I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference. I have no problem disavowing groups, but I’d at least like to know who they are. It would be very unfair to disavow a group if the group shouldn’t be disavowed. I have to know who the groups are. But I disavowed David Duke.” So despite Trump stating in 2015, that he would disavow David Duke's endorsement, the media won't let it go. So in 2016 when AGAIN asked about it, he AGAIN disavows the endorsement. But of course, the MSM still won't let it go, and ask him again two days later. And because he claims to know nothing about the groups, and doesn't EXPLICITLY SAY "I disavow", the MSM goes hog wild with their false narrative "Trump refuses to disavow!" When are the people of America going to wake up and realize that NONE of the media outlets have truth as their primary objective? They're all propaganda tools for the political parties now. Washington D.C. is corrupt, and that corruption is spreading everywhere.

Comment This whole article is garbage (Score 0) 259

What promise was made? All the bus advertisement said was that "we send the EU £350 million per week, let's fund our NHS instead. Vote Leave". How is that misleading in the least? It's a suggestion on how to better spend British taxpayer money. It's not a promise, not a guarantee, not a commitment. There's no fact checking required here, unless the £350 million per week number is false. Why did this even get posted? Stupid crap.

Comment Re:Suicide by politician (Score 1) 1010

She had aides COPY classified information from a non-networked, secure computer and email the details to her private email. It was a direct violation of security protocols that took effort to work around! It wasn't just forwarding emails from one account to another, it actually required copying from one computer to an external data storage device, and then copying onto an internet connected computer to send via email.

Comment Re:expanded (Score 1) 660

Incidentally, there are NO existing gun laws in the US that would have helped. Not even from the gun control happy state of California. Mateen had security clearance that would have enabled him to obtain guns regardless. This incident isn't a lax gun law issue. Mateen was an armed security guard. He would have even been able to get guns under strict Canadian gun laws.

Comment Re:This is the problem. (Score 2) 231

No, you can't check the forecast and know that the wind will be blowing on your turbine at 15km/h for 7 hours. Even when the wind is blowing, it isn't necessarily blowing on the turbine. When the sun shines, it shines down everywhere, at a predictable rate. When the wind blows, it can be along the ground, it can be higher altitude, it can be in gusts and spurts, it can be diverted by terrain, it can be influenced by changing surface temperatures. I can take a drive along highway 401 on my way to Windsor and see 5 windmills standing perfectly still while others right beside them are spinning slowly, and a few are spinning fast. There's no predictability with wind power. It's simply an issue of building as many windmills as you can and hoping you're catching enough wind each day to generate something. And once in a while (or more often than once in a while in Ontario's case) you generate too much at the wrong time, and you're PAYING other jurisdictions to take it or risk blowing the power grid. Just google "wind power unreliable" to find article after article about it.

Comment Re:This is the problem. (Score 2, Informative) 231

Wind is extremely unreliable. Look at Britain when they had a two week spell with zero wind generation because of a country-wide lull in wind. At least solar you can bank on being there in advance. Check the weather forecast for the next few days, and you know roughly how much you can expect to be produced. And if it's in a region such as a desert where cloudy days are a rare occurrence, you can guarantee daily production for 350+ days of the year.

Comment Re:Disruptive technologies and the S curve. (Score 1) 327

So when Canada's privy council consults with left wing leaders who tell them that the plan is to do away with fossil fuels and replace them with renewables, they naturally come to the conclusion that fossil fuels are going to disappear. What they DIDN'T do, however, was study the feasibility of replacing all of Canada's fossil fuel usage with renewables. It just won't work. Canada needs far more energy in the winter time than in the summer time, and the winter is when renewables are at their weakest. The days are short, the sun is weak, the rivers freeze, and the windmills ice up regularly. The only way Canada can replace all their fossil fuels is to go heavy with nuclear. But nuclear isn't renewable, and the environmentalists are pretty negative on nuclear energy so that likely isn't going to happen any time soon.

Comment Re: Canada gets screwed by the AGW scam (Score 2) 327

Horseshit. Slavery has been around since before the creation of writing. How are you going to assert that it enabled civilization to progress more than without it? There are plenty of places in the world today that still practice slavery, and none of them are advancing faster than the non-slavery countries of the world. Your comment should be modded down to Troll status, it's definitely not insightful.

Comment Re:In education alone, the gains are huge. (Score 1) 117

How does the internet help the millions of poor people of SouthEast Asia who are slaves in sweat shops? They work 12+ hour days under strict supervision before they're shuffled back to their rooms where they're locked in. You think the internet is going to help them?

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