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Posts by calenel

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  • The Judicial Rebellion

    01/13/2018 11:01:08 AM PST · 6 of 31
    calenel to RKBA Democrat
    Just because you don't take an interest in politics does not mean that politics won't take an interest in you.

    -Pericles

  • Sean Penn: ‘Donald Trump Is the Enemy of Compassion’

    01/13/2018 9:35:42 AM PST · 2 of 72
    calenel to EdnaMode

    Sean Penn is a dolt. He is the enemy of intelligence.

  • Sanctitification

    01/13/2018 7:51:07 AM PST · 6 of 10
    calenel to NRx

    Is this satire?

  • USC prof includes 'Israeli zionists' on list of 'terrorists'

    01/12/2018 5:22:08 PM PST · 12 of 21
    calenel to markomalley
    “The freedom to take unpopular positions and the freedom to express those positions publicly are at the foundation of what it means to be a faculty member of a university. One of the most important principles of an academic community has been that academic inquiry and discussion be free from censorship or undue outside control,” the university asserted. “Statements made by our faculty members are not endorsed by the University; indeed, we sometimes profoundly disagree with the statements. Nevertheless, we protect their right to express those views.

    ROTFLMAO!

  • Lawyer paid $130k to silence adult-film star over sexual encounter with Trump: report

    01/12/2018 5:17:29 PM PST · 32 of 47
    calenel to oldvirginian
    ...STD petri dish of a porn queen...

    As I understand it, porn actors have to get regular and very rigorous testing for STDs. You're probably safer with one of them than some random hookup in a bar.

  • Trump is going SUPER SAYIAN!!!

    01/11/2018 7:52:45 PM PST · 17 of 24
    calenel to jonascord
    This is like trying to explain a roller type rocker on a 327 V8 to an ED major.

    Wait - you can major in Erectile Dysfunction?

  • SEAN HANNITY: I’m Hearing Either Jim Comey or Andrew McCabe Paid for the Phony Dossier! (VIDEO) J

    01/10/2018 9:08:23 PM PST · 18 of 83
    calenel to Scott from the Left Coast
    But one of these guys gets the big fall.

    I'm not sure people will settle for that. Once there is some real blood in the water I guess we'll see.

  • Like Caesar, America has crossed the Rubicon

    01/10/2018 9:00:55 PM PST · 26 of 37
    calenel to Popman
    It’s not half the country....about 20 % plus the MSM

    Agreed! But they think they are actually more than half - they can't imagine that sane people would disagree with them and don't comprehend that there are so many people that do disagree with them. They will start a fight they can't finish. The ones pulling the strings - people like Soros and maybe even people behind him - know the true ratio but expect to profit from the chaos. Some of us won't allow that.

  • BSOD w/ newest MS patch - what to do ??? Help !

    01/09/2018 4:57:13 PM PST · 10 of 32
    calenel to sushiman

    Supposedly the patch only affects some non-Intel processors, BUT, given your situation and my innate caution, I’d recommend you try rolling back the one that’s already unusable before updating the one that still works. Then, if you can get the first one working again, you should be okay to update the Intel-based one.

  • Why conservatives and progressives cannot compromise with each other. One must win, one must lose.

    01/09/2018 4:52:37 PM PST · 5 of 20
    calenel to ProgressingAmerica

    1) In before John starts whining about blogs.

    2) Progressivism is fundamentally authoritarian in nature, making it incompatible with the US Constitution.

  • BSOD w/ newest MS patch - what to do ??? Help !

    01/09/2018 4:48:18 PM PST · 5 of 32
    calenel to sushiman

    The patch for Meltdown and/or Spectre is causing some Windows machines to fail if they don’t have Intel processors (specifically older AMD processors). Your AMD processor isn’t compatible with the patch(es). You may not be able to roll it back, but you should try. If you can’t restore to an earlier version, you may have to reinstall the OS and immediately disable updates (definitely do NOT update until this problem is addressed). There are also some issues with security software.

  • Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun's variability and climate effect

    01/09/2018 3:44:00 PM PST · 13 of 14
    calenel to Fred Hayek
    Either that or some nearby supernovae popped off before the star was formed, since the supernovae and late stage large stars are the source of most metals.

    Yep. Our sun is only 4.5 billion years old, so there as been plenty of time for prior generations to have been born, lived, and died, and bigger stars burn faster to boot. How much 'metal' went into any given star should be highly variable. Back of the napkin calculations (based on the very thin data we have about the other star and our sun) suggest that a star like ours but with .3% trace elements would have a cycle of 5.3 years, .4% a cycle of 3.8 years, and so on. This might be the source of variability in Cepheids (a type of star that varies its output cyclically, with periods as short as a few days). They'd have to have trace elements on the order of .8%, and that's leaving out other factors like size and age, where they tend to differ substantially from our own sun. All speculative, however.

  • Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun's variability and climate effect

    01/09/2018 2:44:51 PM PST · 11 of 14
    calenel to Seruzawa
    If it has different composition from the Sun how can watching it predict the Sun’s behavior?

    It has a very similar composition to the sun, just with more 'trace' elements. This gives us some benchmarks with which to contrast their behavior. More trace elements yields a shorter sunspot cycle. Our sun has about 99.9% Hydrogen and Helium (3:1) and about .1% other stuff. That gives us a solar cycle of about 11 years. The other star has .2% other stuff. That gives it a cycle of about 7.4 years. There is probably a formula for the cycle time where the cycle time decays exponentially with the amount of trace elements present.

  • Poll: 33% of NFL fans 'purposely stopped watching' this season

    01/09/2018 11:18:56 AM PST · 11 of 97
    calenel to ManHunter
    “Nearly equal proportions boycotted in support of Colin Kaepernick or the protests as boycotted in support of President Trump...”

    Yep, that is a flat-out lie. There are, like, ten people that boycotted in support of Kaepernick, all of them racist SJWs.

    Yahoo has always been fake news.

  • Fox News Program Host: “Did You Ever See a Long-Form?”

    01/09/2018 11:08:27 AM PST · 57 of 72
    calenel to RideForever
    From your posted link: The terms “natives” and “natural born citizens” are obviously English terms; used to render the idea convyed [sic] by the French phrase “les naturels, ou indigenes”: but both refered [sic] to the same category of citizen: one born in the country, of parents who were citizens of that country.

    Which, incidentally, supports my assertion that the terms 'native born' and 'natural born' are used interchangeably (this time in Vattel).

    However, to address your claim of multiple parents, in every case cited at the link you provided, the use of 'parents' refers to multiple children's parents and there is no indication that both parents of each individual are meant. And only in the blogger's own interpretation is the construction of multiple parents of an individual; never in the actual text cited to support the blogger's claims.

    Do you believe that all children spring from the same two parents? Or is it possible that they are talking about multiple citizenship-conferring individuals that might never have met, never mind procreated together?

  • Fox News Program Host: “Did You Ever See a Long-Form?”

    01/09/2018 10:44:51 AM PST · 56 of 72
    calenel to Manly Warrior
    All of the Founders indeed were not US citizens at the Founding, rather, British subjects. President Washington at 57 years of age lived almost all of his life as other than a US citizen. No?

    And the Founders compensated for that with "or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution" which applies only to citizenship status, and NOT to residency, your attempt to conflate the two notwithstanding.

    The rest of your comment is without merit as justified by the above fact.

    Except it is not a fact, it is an attempt to obfuscate in order to avoid addressing points that refute the apocryphal 'born here of two citizen parents' requirement.

    If there is no difference between native born and Natural born, then why would such learned and astute men include both terms in the constitution?

    Well, for one, it is not unusual for people to use synonyms. We even have a word for that: synonym. And two, perhaps more importantly, they never use the term 'native born' in the Constitution, so the rest of whose argument is without merit?

    Citizenship and the rule of law matters, that’s why there are laws and not just made-up bull crap because some people don't like the way an election turned out.

    I provided legitimate arguments that clearly refute the 'born here of two citizen parents' claim. If you cannot legitimately refute those arguments in turn then you should perhaps consider that they are valid. You don't get to dismiss them out of hand, and certainly not on the basis of false claims of content in a document that you apparently have not read.

  • What, Indeed, Is the Quran?

    01/09/2018 9:44:57 AM PST · 30 of 50
    calenel to bk1000
    An expert liar. Who could that be?

    Indeed, according to the Koran, Allah is the 'Master Deceiver'. We know who that is.

  • Tax Reform Catastrophe: Major Restaurant Company Announces $20 Million Investment(T)

    01/09/2018 9:10:22 AM PST · 2 of 12
    calenel to rktman

    The Horror!

  • Fox News Program Host: “Did You Ever See a Long-Form?”

    01/09/2018 8:33:22 AM PST · 44 of 72
    calenel to Lurkinanloomin
    'Natural-born citizen' simply means being a citizen at birth. The distinction of 'native born' is based on an incomplete reading of Blackstone, which in your case appears to be deliberate. The terms are used interchangeably in Blackstone (reread chapter 10). If the founders wanted a special, mystical understanding of the phrase 'natural-born' they would have provided one rather than hope people didn't just assume the dictionary definition.

    If, as you claim, the Founders wanted to prevent 'any foreign influence on the Presidency', why then did they require a candidate to have only lived in the US 14 years, which for a candidate meeting the minimum age requirement would be only 40% of their life? Since the average age at which a President is elected is more than 55 years, that means that on average our former Presidents needed to only reside in the US for about 25% of their lives. Washington, himself, was 57 when he assumed office. He could have spent 43 years outside the US being 'foreign-influenced' and still have been eligible. Further, there is no 'both parents' requirement. Citizenship passed through the father, unless he was unknown, at the time of the writing of the Constitution and the status of the mother was irrelevant. A wife acquired the citizenship of her husband for all intents and purposes. Although the genders are treated equally in this regard now, only one citizen parent is required to confer citizenship at birth.

    Your logic is badly broken and does not withstand objective scrutiny.

    If Obama was born in Hawaii (or elsewhere in the US), he is a natural-born citizen. If he was born in a foreign country, then he is not. This is due to the very specific language in the Immigration and Nationality Act of June 27, 1952 regarding residency requirements for the mother of a child of an alien father. If born in the US he is a citizen by birth, and if born elsewhere, not a citizen at all.

  • Powerball: Single ticket sold in New Hampshire wins $570 million jackpot

    01/07/2018 9:57:55 AM PST · 47 of 50
    calenel to RipSawyer
    On the other hand, if you don’t buy lottery tickets your chance of losing money on the lottery is zero, otherwise it is near one hundred percent, something like 99.999999 per cent.

    The amount of entertainment I can get for the cost of a $2 Powerball ticket is far greater than any similar investment, with the added bonus that I have a slight chance of winning a pile of money, and I can earn the $2 in a few minutes doing something useful and productive rather than crapping on other people's fun on FR.