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  • Commented on Creative writing challenge!
    I remember a college writing professor mentioning that she loved teaching engineering majors for just that reason. They were no better writers than anyone else - but they did by Dog read the instructions, meaning that what they sent back...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Thanks. Well said....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    There's a way it could happen even today, pretty easily: All it takes is three Republican Senators joining Democratic Senators (and independents) in insisting that the Senate's rules for upcoming trial include secret balloting. Yes, of course. If you drop...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    OK, so you are agreeing with me. Got it. That wasn't clear before....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    If you're going to be a stickler, yes, I'm talking about Trump getting removed. Well, since you began your post with these words: There are a couple of intricacies here. By all means, let's get the intricacies right. I suspect...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Assuming Trump DOES get impeached At this point, it is close to certain that Trump will be impeached. That only requires a majority of the House, and can happen without a single Republican vote. I assume you mean "if Trump...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    JBS @ 1214 BUT That leaves us with born-again serious nutcase Pence as POTUS, deosn't it? As I've already said, I'm confused what you and JBS are trying to say. However, if I correctly understand the case being discussed, Trump...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I took it as a comment on how deep the manure is getting. That's what I had in mind. If you google the phrase, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!", you will find that it is the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I don't understand what argument you and Greg are making here. Greg suggested (@1020), if I understand right, that it might be especially bad for Trump if the impeachment trial was delayed until after the election. But you now seem...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Speaking of book censorship: Some A**hole Keeps Hiding The 'Liberal' Books In An Idaho Library from Wonkette....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    X-rays are actually quite shit because they tend to go right through without doing anything, and if they do interact most of the energy goes as heat. Not to mention that vaporizing the solar collector has a substantial negative effect...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    No blogging currently because I have just emitted 45,000 words of fiction Ah, well. It's good to have ones priorities straight. (Or so I'm told...)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I would love to see the US using something a bit more nuanced than FPTP on a federal level. Well, we're seeing progress towards instant runoff (=ranked-choice) voting on the local level. And doesn't Maine plan to use IRV in...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Question to the academics/scientists here: Is this really part of your typical day at a top-tier academic institution? Not at any place I've ever been. (That includes institutions in the USA, UK, and Canada.)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    There's just as much daylight, remember, but more scattering/absorption in the stratosphere, so it's less intense at ground level. In particular, the question I want to have an answer to is: did 1816 happen because mostly infrared got reflected back...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Let me try that again: did 1816 happen because mostly infrared got reflected back into space by the ash clouds, or was it bad because all wavelengths got reflected? From this Wikipedia page (I didn't bother to check out the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    did 1816 happen because mostly infrared got reflected back into space by the ash clouds, or was it bad because all wavelengths got reflected? From (I didn't bother to check out the primary sources): In the spring and summer of...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    What *is* the point of being literally the last man standing? Why would you want to be that one hermit who somehow survives thew apocalypse and lives on and on by himself until finally succumbing to some minor accident? Well,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Well, we have to do that anyway, don’t we? But this is different. Preparing for sudden, unpredictable catastrophe is not the same as preparing for gradual, inexorable catastrophe. It's like the difference between an acute and a chronic disease....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Just to add one thing to the comments about Godzilla, King of the Monsters, which is that it's very, very worth watching in the sense of metaphor, subtext, or "what is the zeitgeist/global subconscious doing," but watch it on video....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Thanks for the effort, but I thought merely asking the question made the point very nicely. Well, to each his own. I like, whenever feasible, to answer a quantitative question with a numerical answer. Those who prefer to leave the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Actually, given our present predicament I prefer this one ... In fact, I linked to that one back @145....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    XKCD: Judgment Day...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    In terms of energy, by how many orders of magnitude does Global Warming involve more energy than a good-sized nuclear war? OK, here are some numbers. The Federation of American Scientists estimates that the current global nuclear inventory is 13,900...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    In terms of energy, by how many orders of magnitude does Global Warming involve more energy than a good-sized nuclear war? I can't give you a number, but there is no comparison. The energies involved in climate change are much,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Sometimes it begins to feel like nations are a bunch of 6 year olds getting in each others faces and chanting “I’m not touching you” and trying to taunt each other into an inappropriate response so they can feel justified...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The "prosperity gospel" is in EXACT diametrical opposition to the central text of christianity, the "Sermon on the Mount"? There is much in the Sermon on the Mount that most Christians reject in practice, even if they claim to revere...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!...
  • Commented on Creative writing challenge!
    Item 2 in the background section is as follows: In or about January 2017, COHEN left the Company and began holding himself out as the "personal attorney" to Individual-1, who at that point had become the President of the United...
  • Commented on Creative writing challenge!
    Here's the Cohen indictment. ( https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4779697-Michael-Cohen-Charging-Documents.html in case that link doesn't work.)...
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