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Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 1) 444

The problem is that she was using her private email server for federal business: first, to evade public scrutiny, which is illegal;

The FBI investigation concluded there is not evidence to support that she did it to avoid scrutiny or public record laws, so no.

second, for sending and receiving classified documents, which is also illegal.

She ran the State Department, and they can't actually do their job without being able to send and receive some classified information. They're not the FBI, CIA or NSA, and they need to actually communicate with outside people which can be a bit of a foreign concept to the spooks.

Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 1) 444

You need to read laws very carefully the words it seems to me the important bit you missed here is "filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States". It seems to me that this law concerns the removal or destruction of court documents and other official records. If you can point to the records that you believe that Clinton destroyed, please do so.

Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 1) 444

Because it can be so complicated, Congress also made carelessness with classified information punishable, regardless of intent. That's basically our espionage law: If you give away our secrets, or, if you allow through carelessness the conditions for someone else to steal them, we are going to prosecute you and probably throw you in prison for a while.

Except, there is no evidence that Hillary allowed any classified materials to be stolen. Guccifer has admitted that he hadn't actually hacked Hillary's email server (although he did hack Colin Powell's web site and email account) and investigators found no evidence of any such hacks on the server, so there just doesn't seem to be anything to prosecute here. The worst we can legitimately throw at Hillary is that she used an email server that hadn't officially been approved, which hardly seems like a crime, let alone one that deserves a prison sentence.

Comment Re:Surprisingly XKCD is wrong ! (Score 1) 196

You have provided no evidence, You have only asserted your own opinion, that of a fanatical eco-loon.

Now, who is insulting whom?

I have a PhD in Physics. What do you have?

Well then, that explains everything.

you can wonder all you want, but these guys with a NOBEL PRIZE in Physics, the world's greatest aviation engineer, and a physicist who literally wrote the (graduate) textbook on atmospheric physics all think you are very, very WRONG:

Oh look, three phyicists who have literally spent several hours reading blogs on the internet about climate change are telling everyone who'll listen how the all of climate change research must be wrong according to some amazing insight they've had that clearly no one who's spent years studying the topic would ever think of. Meanwhile, pretty much every published article on climate change in the last decade and every researcher active in the field of climate science says the opposite of these three guys, but we should definitely go with the non-expert opinions of rambling physicists.

Frankly, there is no point in continuing this conversation, you refuse to acknowledge your errors and you are clearly a wingnut with your claims of communist environmental conspiracies, your worship of old physicists who speak about things they readily admit they haven't bothered to study at all, and your penchant for making wild claims which you refuse to back up with any evidence what so ever.

Comment Re:Surprisingly XKCD is wrong ! (Score 1) 196

Why do you feel the need to insult a stranger when they are telling you the truth?

First I didn't insult you, I commented on your lack of knowledge about Greenland because you made multiple statements that are so obviously incorrect that the only possible way a person could actually believe they were true was if that person knew nothing at all about the country. Second, many of the things you have written are pants-on-fire false, and now when presented with direct evidence that contradicts your statements, you chose to ignore the evidence, and double down on your fact-free views. So, if you don't want you ignorance pointed out in public, don't put it on display.

Greenland was warmer in the past and got a lot colder... For example, the following proves my case, Greenland was much warmer in the past than it is today

The link you provided says the Viking colonies died out sometime around the early 16th century, which is in the middle of the Little Ice Age (~1300-1870), while it does suggest that temperatures may have dropped in the later years, that's only one of many possible reasons for the destruction of the settlements put forth. And it should notice that a no point does it make a comparison between today's temperatures and those of Viking settlements. Meanwhile, this study disputes the notion that Greenland was much warmer when it was first colonised based on analysis of glacier sediments which indicate that Greenland's glaciers did not undergo significant changes during the period that the Vikings had settled the island. If they are correct it shows that the Viking settlements did not enjoy a climate that was as warm as that of today, because if it had been warmer, then the glaciers should have shown similar or greater melting (over the course of 500 years) which they do not.

use the Scientific Method, please.

Frankly, I wonder how you think you are applying the scientific method here.

Comment Re:Surprisingly XKCD is wrong ! (Score 1) 196

We are still unable to farm in Greenland as the Vikings did (it is so much colder today than then that the graves of the Viking farmers there are now under 'permafrost' - because it was warm enough 1000 years ago that Greenland was green and fertile and not white like today).

Did you tell anyone in Greenland that they can't farm there? Because they seem to think they can grow potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower and cabbage. Mind you, I don't know much more about Greenland than you do, but it kind of seems like you don't actually know anything about the country, the people who live there, or their history.

Comment Re:Well... (Score 1) 141

According to the corporate world, you're not paying enough if you still have money and/or all of your internal organs.

Still too long, try:

According to the corporate world, you're not paying enough

Because I'm sure that even if you don't have any money or internal organs left, they'd find a way to make you pay more...

Comment Re:Bill Nye is not a science guy. (Score 1, Troll) 448

"Our favorite science guy?"

WTF is this, reddit? Goddamn slashdot's gone to shit. I mean, it's gone to shit several, several times since I started posting here, but every time I keep thinking we've hit bottom, no the editors find a way to dig deeper.

That's not the editor's writing, it's the submitter's writing, which you should know by now.

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