Davidson Deac II

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  1. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    So you actually believe that wealth elite are the problem in this country, and there are no other problems? I don't think that even nanooq believes that. I am sure he would throw religious fanatics in there as well. If you do believe that, then someone has lied to you and you believed it. Or wanted to hear it. Are corrupt and wealthy people a problem? Absolutely. Do they have to much influence on government? Certainly. Is the only problem or the main problem? Certainly not, the suggestion is laughable. They are only one in a series of issues that face the US and for that matter the entire human race.
  2. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    If no one wants to be lied to, then why are there so many people who support the candidates that do? Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, etc.. all tell them to a certain extent? Or why do they call out the candidates that they don't like that lie, while ignoring the lies of the candidate they do support? Here is a list of some of the lies told at one of the democratic debates. http://www.factcheck.org/2016/02/factchecking-the-msnbc-democratic-debate/ A list of Trump lies would take up to much server space.
  3. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    nm
  4. Gorilla killed at zoo

    Are you absolutely certain you didn't become distracted for just 5 seconds during one of those field trips, and it just so happened that the kids that were in your care weren't doing anything dangerous at that time? Would you even remember if you did? Studies have shown that almost everyone gets distracted at some point, and the more that is going on, the more we tend to get distracted. Some are better at controlling it than others of course, but it still happens to the best of us. Regarding the facebook post, how do we know it was her? And even if it is, a post on facebook is hardly an indicator of what she really feels.
  5. Gorilla killed at zoo

    For those of you criticizing the mother, she is human and humans make mistakes. Probably no one feels worse and guiltier about this than she does. I feel like I have been a pretty good parent, yet there are probably times in my life that my attention wandered a bit and something like this might have happened. Fortunately my son was never the kind of kid to try this. But other kids are more adventurous. And you bring a million people a year or whatever into a zoo, something is bound to happen eventually.
  6. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    IMO, people want to be lied to. They just want to hear the lies they like. A certain segment of the population wants to hear that the government is going to do something about those damned immigrants. Another segment wants to hear that everything will be great if we just blame everything on the wealthy and powerful and punish them with significantly higher taxes and more government control\. Yet another segment wants to hear the lie that the government is the problem. Yet another wants to hear candidates tell the lie that we just need a return to old/conservative values. If I ever hear a candidate tell the actual truth, I might vote for him. That being, that the world is a complex place, I am only one person, and all I can do is do my best, and I probably will not be able to fix everything. Of course that wouldn't be a very inspiring campaign speech. In this election though, I am left voting for the person whose potential policies I find the least damaging.
  7. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Well, my knowledge is based on how the military does it, and the civilian community handles things different. Generally speaking clearances are based on judgement of the granting authority. The investigation that is conducted irt clearances gives the information to the granting authority and they make a determination. So in essence, it would depend on how much the granting authority liked her, or if they are being objective, whether they feel the behavior is likely toT be repeated. Fwiw, i saw some people keep their clearance after some pretty boneheaded mistakes. One kid got in a hurry, didn't secure documents that were being moved to a burn facility and we ended up with classified material blowing all over the dock. That being said, in both military and civilian world higher ups get more leeway that those lower on the totem poll. If she was a general, she would likely keep her clearance. A lower rank enlisted would probably get 30 days of restricted duty and then might or might not get to keep the clearance.
  8. -Game of Thrones-HBO-

    Yeah, not the best. There was one interesting thing though. Danni was told it would take a 1000 ships to get to Westeros. Last week, Euron said something about building a thousand ships. So will Dani marry him, or spurn him and just take his ships?
  9. The last ticket I got, I called a Lawyer, and he told me he could handle the case for me, but if I just went in myself and since it was my first ticket in a long time they would probably just have me pay the fine and court cost with no impact on my license, which wouldn't be any more than he could do for me. He saved me 300 bucks,. and cost himself the same amount. He was either really nice or really busy.
  10. Trump vs Sanders

    Lets throw in Cruz and Bernie. On the next episode of survivor. :)
  11. USA Today ranks the NFL head coaches

    If memory serves, they went younger on a couple of spots in the defense, and made 1 or 2 key offensive line changes. Might not sound like much, but little things like that can be the difference between winning and losing.
  12. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Actually, I am not. I am simply ignoring the part about oversight and cut it out because it is an opinion, not a fact. And not something we were even discussing until you brought it up. The key issue in this is the handling of classified information. That is what the FBI is investigating. In that regard, a private email account (think Gmail) is as bad or perhaps even worse than a private email server. At least she and her staff had control of the private server, not an admin at Google or Yahoo.
  13. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/03/07/state-dept-concludes-past-secretaries-of-state/209044 Powell used his private email account and Rice's staff used a personal email account to send classified information. Certainly Hillary's transgressions are worse, but the others would be under the microscope as well. It appears to me that the State Department had a significant issue with its top people misusing email and classfied information, and the issue was getting progressively worse. Having dealt with a variety of similar issues where I work, my guess is they did this more for convenience than anything else. You would be surprised how many senior executives would use private email accounts to send corporate confidential information simply because they don't want to take the time to break out their company provided laptop, and connect to the corporate email servers.
  14. Trump vs Sanders

    Since he has 0 experience in political leadership, all we have to go on are the things he says. I don't really care about the mean things, its the stupid ones that are worrisome. Some of the things he has suggested are borderline moronic. Going to build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it. Laughable Going to ban all muslims from coming into the US. No chance at all the Supreme Court upholds that. Regarding ISIS, I would bomb the poo out of them. Maybe a serious candidate for president should show at least a little bit of nuance. Not ruling out using Nuclear weapons against/in Europe. Europe where most of our strongest allies reside. Imagine how that ignorant statement plays out in London or Paris. The presidency or the campaign for the presidency is not a beer joint on Saturday night after downing a few with the boys. What a guy like Trump says is heard round the world. This is not the 1820's where Andrew Jackson can challenge people to a duel or where the US is some backwater country with little relevance on the world stage. He will be the leader of the key nation in the western world. If he can't show at least a modicum of forethought and thoughtfulness, then why on earth should he be considered for president?