Davidson Deac II

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  1. VP Bets

    Yeah, could be that anyone associated with this election kills future political hopes. I think that is especially true on the Republican side. I don't see someone like Haley accepting the nomination. Christie might be a good choice simply because he doesn't have much of a political future at this point, and he might be a good attack dog as vp candidate.
  2. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Fwiw, its not really the lies, or potential lies that concern me the most. Its the thought that they might actually do what they are promising, and this is especially true with Trump. Since Trump actually has a shot at winning now, I hope that he is lying when he says he wants to or plans to build a wall, or ban all Muslims from entering the country. I am no fan of Hillary, and if someone had told me a year ago that I might consider her to be the best candidate at this point in the election, I probably would have laughed. But her lies are far better than Trump's truths, if they do actually turn out to be truth's on Trump's part. Edited to add an old article that I remembered and found interesting. Of course presidents lie As an aside, I do find it interesting that some of the same people who feel that Bill Clinton was an effective president despite his lies revile his wife for her lies.
  3. 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 this only problem or the even 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

  6. 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. Don't get me wrong, the mom screwed up, no doubt about it. And because of it, the gorilla died. I just don't see any reason to castigate her. As the saying goes, there but for the grace of god (or random chance if you prefer) go I.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. -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?
  11. 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.
  12. Trump vs Sanders

    Lets throw in Cruz and Bernie. On the next episode of survivor. :)
  13. 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.
  14. 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.