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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #500 on: February 06, 2017, 07:16:26 PM »
NY Times is reporting executive order adding Bannon to Security Council was at least partially written by Bannon, Trump wasn't briefed on it, and didn't find out it added Bannon to Council till after he signed it.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #501 on: February 06, 2017, 10:07:52 PM »
NY Times is reporting executive order adding Bannon to Security Council was at least partially written by Bannon, Trump wasn't briefed on it, and didn't find out it added Bannon to Council till after he signed it.

Trump is naturally claiming it's all fake.

I wouldn't put it past him to have seriously put more time into picking curtains than reading what he's signing though.
Still short tempered.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #502 on: February 06, 2017, 11:40:50 PM »
NY Times is reporting executive order adding Bannon to Security Council was at least partially written by Bannon, Trump wasn't briefed on it, and didn't find out it added Bannon to Council till after he signed it.

You mean the failing New York Times, very biased, terribly unfair.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #503 on: February 07, 2017, 05:15:07 PM »
Do you think that maybe Bannon actually thinks he can pull off this leninist inspired coup that he talks (present tense) about ?
Personally :  I'm pretty sure by now, that's his intention.  And that it won't work.

DeVos gets in 50/50+1.
Puzder is delayed via illegal nanny (oops).

Can you name another youth group like the Boy Scouts?  That's why.

YMCA

Girl Scouts (not as much Church sponsorship as the Boys)
AmeriCorps (congress sorta passed a constitution+loyalty thing)
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #504 on: February 07, 2017, 05:19:30 PM »

I wouldn't put it past him <trump> to have seriously put more time into picking curtains than reading what he's signing though.

 :D  yeah he removed the oval office Bush 43 rug that Obama didn't care about.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #505 on: February 07, 2017, 07:58:40 PM »
How the fuck does a vote on devos get to a 50/50 point?

Gawd. Well, at least we don't need to fear for bears lurking our school grounds anymore  :rolleyes

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #506 on: February 07, 2017, 08:22:45 PM »
House Republicans have voted to eliminate the only federal agency that ensures the voting machines arent hacked.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #507 on: February 07, 2017, 08:24:00 PM »
House Republicans have voted to eliminate the only federal agency that ensures the voting machines arent hacked.
sounds about par for the fucking course...
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #508 on: February 08, 2017, 02:33:17 AM »
House Republicans have voted to eliminate the only federal agency that ensures the voting machines arent hacked.
Good, that clears the way to put the Nevada Gaming Commission in charge of them.  They care more about security in slot machines than the government has ever cared about voting machines.  Having actual fucking standards and all that.  That's how piss poor we treat voting, its less secure than slot machines and that's still too secure for the swamp weasels.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #509 on: February 08, 2017, 07:59:35 AM »
I'm not arguing, I'm explaining why I'm right.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #510 on: February 08, 2017, 04:49:47 PM »
 :lol that fvckin' punch-line is  :lmao
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #511 on: February 08, 2017, 07:13:13 PM »
Now Trump's using the official POTUS account to criticise a company for not stocking his daughter's clothing...
Still short tempered.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #512 on: February 14, 2017, 07:19:03 PM »
Oroville Dam in California is F.U.B.A.R.-ed.
Here's an actual knows his stuff engineer commenting :  http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article132356269.html

Basically there's a quadruple failure going on.
"The Dam part of The Dam" is fine, as is the mountain and the bedrock.
The normal power generator section is jammed by debris.
The Main Spillway has that lovely plume from the new channel. 
As horrible as it looks, they had to send 100,000 cfs into it to save the Emergency spillway, and it held, it just looks really bad.
The "auxiliary"=emergency spillway eroded UP the hill, right up to the concrete pad top at 2 points.

They're sending loaded mining trucks to the 1 worst part of the concrete pad.
They aren't saying they'd rather fix the other 1 first, because it doesn't matter ... they can't reach it.

White Knuckling it time for this first week with 6-8 inches of rain (and some snow) on the way.
They aren't saying it'll hold for the spring melt season.

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They're clearing main spillway debris out from the powerplant outlet.
It looks like they think they're rebuilding it, not just the emergency hold your breath stuff.
"Weathered Bedrock" that wasn't weathered when they built the dam, seems to be the biggest problem.
Metabunk has a long but decent thread of details, with very solid and quick moderating.
https://www.metabunk.org/
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Here's what they're doing as of 2-17 (edit see better link below)
https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-dam-spillway-failure.t8381/page-22#post-201036

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2-20 edit , Metabunk has a collected details thread now :
https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-dam-spillway-thread-quick-links.t8416/

Construction started in '61, but late 60s Geology discovered some things about Volcanic rock, that allows a "hammering" of bedrock seams.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #513 on: March 31, 2017, 04:24:42 PM »
Flynn offers talk for Immunity.

That's incredible, but also weird. 
Trump can just pardon him, and the Repub House isn't flipping on Trump (at least not yet).

What's his angle to add this to his defense table?
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #514 on: May 10, 2017, 05:21:28 PM »
Latest CNN poll just before Comey's firing, had Trump with an 85% approval rating among Republicans.

It's unbelievable Trump's inner circle was so ahistorical, that they really did believe they'd curry favor from the Dems by firing Comey ... not noticing the Nixon parallels at all.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #515 on: May 10, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »
Other than total capitulation, there's no way for them to curry favor.
Apathy is ...ah screw it.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #516 on: June 09, 2017, 03:27:02 PM »
Normally a news day that included :

a) Wall Street Journal and a Fox News anchor, saying their president is The problem
b) the Attorney General offers to resign
c) Kansas Gov Brownback has his veto overridden
d) Gulf Sunnis go to war with Qatar, all but shooting, USA's #1 isis-fight base caught literally in the middle

... wouldn't pass by with nary a notice.
But look look-it , look over there ... John McCain doing top notch performance art , and Ho- :love -okers too !!

This massive amount of noise is easy cover, for other major shenanigans.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #517 on: November 03, 2017, 04:14:20 PM »
Hope a few of y'all are planning on some off year voting on Tuesday.


Steve Case the AOL guy, was on CNBC ...
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... and he pointed out that SF/SanJose + NewYork City + Boston, account for 75% of the venture capital in the country.
While he didn't clarify if that was a Tech-only figure or not, it gets more action than non-tech regardless.
And his larger point was, the rest of the country really are being pa$$ed by, on the most dynamic part of the economy.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #518 on: December 01, 2017, 04:11:34 PM »
( ignoring the Flynn news for now )


This recent off-off year election, had Lean Dem states go Dem.  Hardly a surprise. 
On a d&d-o-centric 3d6 curve it might be a 9 or 12, but certainly not an 8 or 13.
For all the noise (!) it's a boringly normal result.

Chester County 2nd s.w. of downtown Philly, voted Dem for the first time ever.
The reporting was since 1799, but the Dems didn't exist til 1828.
They voted Federalist during the Democratic-Rebuplicans era.
That's a serious outlier.

New Jersey gov race, had some very outlier exit polls.
Men voted +5 to 10% Democrat, and Women voted +5 to 10% Republican.
Exit polls are quite unreliable ... but this is just plain old weird.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #519 on: May 17, 2018, 08:37:00 AM »
The Senate passes a measure repealing changes to net neutrality. All 49 Senate Democrats backed the measure, along with Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and John Kennedy (LA). Of course, now it has to go to the GOP-controlled House where it will likely die.
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