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Posts by KC_for_Freedom

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  • This Just in: NAACP calls for Kaepernick honor boycott of NFL, wants Heisman Trophy Statue torn down

    08/19/2017 1:14:33 AM PDT · 22 of 24
    KC_for_Freedom to xrmusn

    Georgia named for the king of England. King George.


    08/16/2017 11:39:06 PM PDT · 18 of 30
    KC_for_Freedom to gubamyster

    Travis McGee is John D MacDonald’s fictional hero. The FR name Travis McGee is Matt Bracken’s, and he too is an author. I grew up reading these novels, Travis was my kind of hero. And so is Matt. And I recommend the Enemies Foreign and Domestic website if you want to learn more.


  • U.S. will take out any North Korean missile seen as hitting Guam: Mattis

    08/14/2017 4:10:13 PM PDT · 4 of 25
    KC_for_Freedom to mandaladon

    This is not nearly clear enough.
    Is the missile armed?
    Are there more than one?
    Do we treat this as an attack or a THAAD missile test (but more realistic than other tests?)

    Is it a preemptive attack for us to shoot down their missile? What is China going to do?

    How far away from Guam can it go and still be in our shoot down range?

    What about taking it out on the launch pad? That would certainly stop them from shooting, but we would not really know that the trajectory was at our territory, but still, it would be nice to let NK have to rebuild the launch facility would it not?

  • The Solar Energy Fraud

    08/14/2017 12:47:56 PM PDT · 17 of 40
    KC_for_Freedom to lacrew

    The other sad fact about this industry is that they flourish when electricity prices are high, (like with added taxes) Lower the cost of electricity and the solar systems seem to lose value, even though the efficiency remains the same. My complaint about this is I believe in a future where electricity rates are driven down by low cost fuels and maybe deliberate social engineering. Why would this be good? Because we could run trains and cars from electricity and have the economy benefit from cheaper production and transportation costs. At the same time, the environmental adherents would find that over all, less CO2 was released (due to Nat Gas or nuclear being used to provide the cheap electricity). The solar concept competes with this idea and leaves us with expensive power and higher production costs and so drives the economy down which some environmentalists actually prefer. But it flies in the face of good economy and human drive for a better life.

  • Mattis: Military solution in place to address North Korea threat

    08/10/2017 12:20:19 PM PDT · 20 of 76
    KC_for_Freedom to Mariner

    I agree with your post. While I have reason to believe the THAAD is highly reliable, and I like the idea of testing it with enemy missiles (saves us the cost of launching a target and answers a host of effectiveness issues in terms of a test being an accurate portrayal of the enemy.)

    The fact is that putting a missile that may be armed on the launch pad is enough to trigger a response. We would not know the condition of the weapon (nuclear or non-nuclear - or inert) and we really would not know the targed (Guam, Japan, or Hawaii)

    No, getting ready to launch is the trigger and I am sorry to say that I believe the foolish DPRK leader will do this soon.

  • Fears for undocumented Irish in America over new Trump immigrant proposal

    08/03/2017 6:54:44 PM PDT · 48 of 65
    KC_for_Freedom to 2ndDivisionVet

    This is all so silly, the new policy was clearly earmarked for legal immigrants so anyone here illegally will have to wait until the illegal policies are provided.

    the illegal and criminal policy has been provided and Mr Sessions will deport you shortly.

    The legals already in country under the old policy are grandfathered.

    Again, post does not apply to the new proposed law. Which BTW has not become law yet.

  • No intermediate algebra, no problem: CSU ditches tricky math prerequisite

    08/02/2017 4:07:41 PM PDT · 52 of 57
    KC_for_Freedom to Thibodeaux

    You may not want to do it, but you can reach mastery of all word problems simply by teaching a standard algebra course to a bunch of unappreciative high school students for about 4 to 5 years in a row. Then you will discover that they cannot give you a word problem that you have not seen before.


  • No intermediate algebra, no problem: CSU ditches tricky math prerequisite

    08/02/2017 2:24:08 PM PDT · 45 of 57
    KC_for_Freedom to jdege

    Very good, and good for Heinlein. As a former math teacher I have an observation.

    Most students can “get” algebra, it is formula driven and learning a few rules can solve many problems. (Word problems are more severe because the problem does not define which formula to use.)

    What really determines who should go to college however is not algebra, it is Geometry. That is the best explanation for why two math courses used to be required for college entry. (State or University)

    I believe this is because Geometry really uses logical thought and sometimes requires multiple starts at a solution. At any rate, geometry separates the thinkers from the plug and crank types who can pass algebra with sufficient effort.

    I do not know why People of Color have problems, but certainly some of them want short cuts and when faced with a problem that requires hard work, they likely find something else to do. (One of my students tried modifying the test answer and then asking for my re-evaluation. Only I could see the correction that was made. Opps — parent conference. And the parent sided with me.)

  • Transgender: We’re ‘Medically Reliant’ Like Diabetic, Asthmatic; ‘Should Be Disqualified’ fm Miltary

    08/01/2017 10:37:12 AM PDT · 34 of 44
    KC_for_Freedom to Tammy8

    All that is missing is a full set of requirements. For example, anyone can enlist in the military in the gender that they exhibit. As soon as a desire to become the alternate gender manifests, the enlistee would be discharged. Not really different for anyone who developed a disability to do the job as required. (My cousin was discharged after a disabling traffic accident), the military provided for his care but as a discharged individual, not on active duty , because he could no longer perform his “duty”.

    The same in my opinion would go for a transgender seeking hormone therapy or surgery. Out you go, now the therapy and surgery would be handled as elective procedures and not covered by the VA. Has anyone looked at what is appropriate VA coverage and what is not?

  • Judge Napolitano: Don Jr.'s Meeting With the Russians Warrants Criminal Investigation

    07/19/2017 12:11:43 PM PDT · 71 of 80
    KC_for_Freedom to Alberta's Child

    I agree that the first amendment protects the transmission of information as “not something of value”. This phrase is intended to refer to money or a quid pro quo. As far as we know nothing changed hands and no payment was made. This can get confusing in a campaign as the payment may be a favorable position later after the election (Something Hillary is suggested of offering via her foundation.)

    Usually the Judge knows his law, but in this case I believe he has fallen in with the opposition.

    As to the security clearance form, the form is confusing and demanding and can require long hours of research to determine what meetings were attended, what clubs and movements were attended or joined. Jared can probably be excused to some degree for not getting detailed lists correctly the first or second time. The FBI can usually be trusted to assist in getting what they want, it does not have to be adversarial until they find you are deliberately hiding something. But the penalty here would be lying to the FBI.

  • Lockheed Martin will be hiring ‘on the spot’ Tuesday for F-35 jobs (Texas)

    07/16/2017 8:13:34 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    KC_for_Freedom to mewzilla

    Background checks are always post hiring. They need to put you on the payroll first so they can start you gathering the information. The job will not be in a classified area until after your clearance comes through, usually around 6 months later.

    This is common and sometimes resulted in people being “ice boxed” put to work on really non-essential things while waiting for the clearance. They could put these people on inventory jobs for example when they should be making parts.

  • US successfully tests THAAD missile system amid North Korean tensions

    07/11/2017 10:18:38 AM PDT · 20 of 25
    KC_for_Freedom to samtheman

    At launch, the warhead is under guidance control and is not “ballistic”

    Interceptors like the THAAD Kill Vehicle use the fact that once in ballistic (or free fall) flight the warhead’s path can be calculated accurately and an interception planned. This is why we don’t use a ballistic missile interceptor during the launch phase. More likely an anti missile laser would be used at this time. (Requires a plane carrying a laser to be in the immediate area.)

    If the warhead reaches too high a velocity on re-entry then the interceptor has to be very reactive. We do not know the ultimate capabilities of the THAAD because they are classified. But THAAD was designed when a treaty forced it to not be effective against long range ICBMs. This treaty is not in effect anymore.

  • Bans Spread for Wonder Woman Over Israeli Star Gal Gadot

    07/04/2017 10:18:20 AM PDT · 51 of 51
    KC_for_Freedom to hoosierham


    I only referred to the plot of Wonder Woman. She is an Israeli actress and the Arab states Israeli boycott has been applied to the movie. But no mention of Islam with Germany in the movie plot. In other words, Wonder Woman is not fighting or defeating Islam in the show. So the Arabs boycott is strictly the Israel hatred manifesting itself.

  • Bans Spread for Wonder Woman Over Israeli Star Gal Gadot

    07/03/2017 7:47:23 PM PDT · 36 of 51
    KC_for_Freedom to Mark17

    I just saw the movie. She makes a great wonder Woman. If you read the comic books, you will love the movie.

    There is no Islam in the movie, it takes place during WWI with the Germans being the bad guys.

    This blanket criticism of everything Israel is a feature of Arabic cultures that has gone on long enough now.

    They should watch the movie and relax. Gal Godot is a fabulous WW.

  • Study: No One Issue Clearly Unites 5 Groups Of Trump Voters

    07/03/2017 7:50:38 AM PDT · 33 of 36
    KC_for_Freedom to spintreebob

    Hit it on the head with a hammer.

    Hillary was an out and out crook, Trump was in business and made his money in an honest if difficult area. He was not bought and paid for by the typical GOP bankers. He spoke of issues that we have skipped debating for years because of political correctness, and he is a patriot.

    Something that stands out is that Trump is pro Boy Scout. I like that (KC - Eagle Scout.)

  • Looking For Investors

    06/29/2017 2:59:34 PM PDT · 5 of 15
    KC_for_Freedom to MosesKnows

    Short answer, No.

    All requirements for storing Nuclear material will make the “wall” too expensive. It may solve the issue you name but there are less expensive ways.

    Currently nuclear materials must be double fenced and entry allowed only with proper credentials. This would stop immigrants but would require continuous manning.

    the idea of using gators and a moat is easier, but you will still get sued for anyone who gets eaten.

    Suggest you stick to wall design.

  • It’s Time to Pull the Plug on August Recess

    06/28/2017 11:04:56 AM PDT · 18 of 31
    KC_for_Freedom to Jim from C-Town

    Absolute concurrence

  • As a teacher, I don’t feel guilty anymore about having the summer off

    06/28/2017 7:35:43 AM PDT · 45 of 57
    KC_for_Freedom to proxy_user

    Teaching is great, and the greatest thing is to be able to close your door and be your own boss. Of course there is always a structure and requirements to conform.

    However, there was one summer when three of us were standing on the sidewalk when a Police cruiser stopped and asked us how we were able to hang around during work hours. We told him we were all teachers, he laughed and drove off.

    The sad part for me was not being able to stay a teacher through all the budget ups and downs. (and the dame union seniority system which has been the main problem all along.)

  • Rand Paul: I Will Vote for 80-90% Repeal of Obamacare, GOP Bill ‘Not Anywhere Close’

    06/25/2017 9:42:06 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    KC_for_Freedom to Hugin

    Agreed, Trump did make some promises that have to be in the new law.

  • Rand Paul: I Will Vote for 80-90% Repeal of Obamacare, GOP Bill ‘Not Anywhere Close’

    06/25/2017 9:40:21 PM PDT · 26 of 32
    KC_for_Freedom to guitar Josh

    I like it, but this will take some Dem support, has RP got anyone lined up?