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Posts by Mr170IQ

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  • UK gov't: Earth will only have 12-hour warning to deal with massive Sun explosion

    08/02/2015 12:57:21 AM PDT · 46 of 52
    Mr170IQ to 21twelve

    I think you’re mixing up two Twilight Zone episodes that Burgess Meredith appeared in and the episode “Inconstant Moon” of the new Outer Limits.

    “Should we call someone? The government?”
    “The Sun has gone nova. Who do you suggest we call, the Fire Department?”

  • Romp For Likud With 25% Of The Popular Vote In

    03/18/2015 6:36:55 AM PDT · 140 of 141
    Mr170IQ to goldstategop

    > A grand coalition government is still a possible option.

    No, a Unity government is a non-starter, despite Rivlin’s preferences, and what you’ve been hearing in the news.

    The 3rd largest party in the incoming Knesset will be the Combined Arab list, with 14 seats. If Likud and “Zionist Camp” were to form a unity government, the head of the Arab list would become the opposition leader. The opposition leader is required to be given a weekly complete national classified security briefing.

    This would never be acceptable to Bibi, and probably not to Herzog either.

  • Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu

    03/05/2015 10:31:05 AM PST · 31 of 31
    Mr170IQ to Diogenesis

    > Bibi has dual US/Israeli citizenship.

    No, he doesn’t. Israel passed a law about 30 years ago, forbidding MK’s from holding dual citizenship. Golda Mier had it, but she was the only PM to do so.

  • Make Your Own 3D Printer for Under $60 Using Recycled Electronic Components

    12/03/2014 6:34:36 AM PST · 33 of 40
    Mr170IQ to Cry if I Wanna

    Your post is full of errors:

    handheld lasers are measured in milliwatts mW , not megawatts - Mw

    Any Chinese company offering to sell a 1000mW laser for $20 is selling a 100mW fake. An actual 1000mW laser will cost at least $70.

    The most powerful handheld diode lasers are blue/purple 3500mW, which cost somewhat over $200. Any company offering lasers over 3500mW are selling fakes.

  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 7:40:54 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    Mr170IQ to exDemMom

    > It most certainly can be used under the compassionate use exemption for experimental drugs. That is how they managed to get permission to try brincidofovir to treat Mr. Duncan.

    Well, if you are willing to wait until after you’ve tested positive for Ebola, then request from the doctors for the ‘compassionate use exemption’, then have the drug brought in to your hospital from wherever they can get it, then I suppose you can have your mid-to-late-stage Ebola treated with Favipiravir. However, if you want to maximize your chances for survival, it would probably be best to start dosing with Lamivudine immediately after developing a fever, before you’ve even been tested for Ebola.

    It’s not like Lamivudine has severe side effects. It is generally very well tolerated, and thousands of people take it every day for months or years.

  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT · 13 of 20
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ

    If I were in a position where I would be dealing with a lot people who were at somewhat high risk for being infected with Ebola, or were in a job where I had enter and work in a hospital where Ebola patients were being treated, I would be attempting to obtain a sufficient supply of Lamivudine so that I could begin dosing myself with at least 200mg per day.

    This would be intended as a prophylactic measure to prevent the Ebola virus from being able to gain a foothold in my body. I would suggest that all of the troops and support personnel being deployed in West Africa also receive preemptive and continuing doses of Lamivudine to continue until a week after they leave the affected area.

  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 6:20:26 AM PDT · 10 of 20
    Mr170IQ to WildHighlander57

    Favipiravir is currently undergoing Phase-3 clinical trials in the USA as a flu treatment -

    The chemical doesn’t appear to affect mammalian cells that much, but it does appear to have caused some gastrointestinal side-effects in a small number of cases, from what I’ve heard.

    The drug was developed in 1998, and is owned by Fujifilm, which holds the patent on it for another few years. Japan has a large stockpile of Favipiravir, ostensibly for flu epidemics.

  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 6:07:24 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    Mr170IQ to American in Israel

    > If I understood it correctly, a dosage of doxycycline in the latter stages could mitigate some of the toxic effects, perhaps slightly improving the survival rate.

    Good catch. I guess I would recommend to any Ebola preppers out there to obtain an adequate supply of Lamivudine and doxycycline and keep it stored in the fridge.

    After a SHTF escalation, I’m pretty sure these drugs would be rather harder to obtain in quantity.

  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 5:16:24 AM PDT · 1 of 20
    A bit technical, but in summary:

    Favipiravir (T-705) is the best treatment option available. However, it is not FDA approved, so getting it in the USA isn't easy. Suggested dosage is : a 65kg human probably needs to be administered (at minimum) 750 mg of Famipiravir twice per day to treat Ebola Virus Disease

    Lamivudine is probably the next best choice, and it is FDA approved (for HIV and Hepititis B) and off-patent so it is both widely available and fairly cheap. Dosage is not specifically mentioned here, but following the HIV treatment dose of 300mg/day is probably ok.

    Most important is that starting treatment as early as possible is CRITICAL for maximizing survival rates. Waiting until a positive blood test for Ebola to start treatment instead of starting a 21-day treatment regimen at the first sign of a high-risk fever would probably double the mortality rate.

  • How do we, as individuals, weather the coming Ebola storm?

    10/17/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT · 26 of 30
    Mr170IQ to ArtDodger

    There is a commonly available antiviral, Lamivudine, which is normally used for treating Hepatitis or HIV which has been reasonably successful at treating this outbreak of Ebola. see

    It would be most effective beginning treatment as early as possible - at the first sign of symptoms or even the first possibility of exposure, rather than waiting for a positive blood test for Ebola.

    Not sure how easy it is to get it without a prescription. It seems like it is available from Mexican online pharms for about $6.50 per gram.

  • Facebook's internet-providing drones will be as large as JUMBO JETS - and could be in use by 2018

    10/06/2014 7:35:47 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    Mr170IQ to cripplecreek
    The drones are solar powered and extremely lightweight (under 1 ton), designed to loiter at about 80,000 feet for months or years on end. They can't go very fast, and their overall density is so low that crashing it is not very destructive. Also, they do not contain any fuel.

  • Repost: Ebola: Does It Matter?

    10/01/2014 1:21:47 AM PDT · 36 of 41
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ

    > The effective adult dose for Ebola treatment should be 1600mg twice on the first day, followed by 600mg twice on days 2 - 7

    In case that was unclear, the initial loading is 3200mg on the first day, and then 1200mg per day for six more days. Animal trials suggest that your immune system should be able to clear the virus from your system in that time.

    Treatment should begin at the first indication of exposure. If you wait for the symptoms to appear, or worse, for a confirmed Ebola blood test, the drug should still help your chances for survival, but the damage would be extensive and the recovery would be difficult.

  • Repost: Ebola: Does It Matter?

    10/01/2014 1:14:11 AM PDT · 35 of 41
    Mr170IQ to Gadsden1st; goodwithagun; Polynikes

    There is a simple flu drug currently undergoing phase 3 human trials that has been shown to be effective against Ebola in animal tests, but is not FDA approved for human use.

    So far I have been unable to find any source to purchase this drug. Presumably it can be synthesized from the commonly-available prescription drug Pyrazinamide, but the description of the synthesis and purification process that I was able to find seemed a bit over-the-top for an amateur chemist.

    The effective adult dose for Ebola treatment should be 1600mg twice on the first day, followed by 600mg twice on days 2 - 7.

  • Economist on Ebola Cure Development - Sept. 12, 2014

    09/14/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    Mr170IQ to Thud

    They should be flooding the African hot zones with Favipiravir - . We’d be able to tell if it was helping or not within a week or two.

    Mouse trials of it against Ebola have been extremely effective, and Japan has tons of it stockpiled. However, the governments and WHO have been dragging their feet on this so long, I’ve been considering getting some amateur chemists to wiki some instructions for synthesizing Favipiravir from Pyrazinamide, a very similar chemical which is commonly available for treating TB.

    In the USA, it may be possible to get this experimental drug from - but don’t tell them you want it for Ebola.

  • County settles suit with family of David "Deacon" Turner

    08/19/2014 11:07:37 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ

    Oops. Looking back at the details of the case, it was 12:45AM, not PM, and he obviously wasn’t being questioned in the ‘hot sun’. He had his 19-year old son with him, and David Turner was shot twice, and was pronounced dead two hours later.

  • County settles suit with family of David "Deacon" Turner

    08/19/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT · 10 of 15
    Mr170IQ to DoughtyOne

    The fact that the police department ruled the shooting justified is enough to convince some people that the police behaved correctly.

    The fact that they could have just said ‘Ok, NOW you’re under arrest’ when he turned away, instead of applying a beatdown, is also obvious to anyone with a brain.

    The fact that even these cops don’t accuse him of trying to assault them until they started clubbing him with their batons is also not in dispute.

    There are minutes of non-erased security cam videos of him speaking calmly and respectfully to these police. They were questioning him about buying alcohol for a minor, which of course he denied.

    Are you familiar with the facts of the case? I read quite a bit about it, and it was appalling. However, every cop out there can be completely secure in the knowledge that the department will always and invariably rule the shooting justified unless there is incontrovertible video evidence that the police are unable to destroy.

  • County settles suit with family of David "Deacon" Turner

    08/19/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · 5 of 15
    Mr170IQ to Kenny Bunk

    No evidence that that actually occurred, but it does seem likely that when they started clubbing his knees and elbows with their batons, the bags he was carrying went flying out of his hands. The beers might have hit the cop, or he may have been spooked by the sound of the beer can exploding on the pavement. That he turned around and started walking away, followed by the police clubbing his joints with their batons is not a matter of dispute.

    The store security video might have showed some clarification, but after the police got their hands on it there was a six-second gap around the time of the gunshots.

  • County settles suit with family of David "Deacon" Turner

    08/19/2014 10:14:42 AM PDT · 4 of 15
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ

    Make that “probable cause”.

    It’s appalling that these so-called cops who decided that this guy who started to walk away from them after they told him he wasn’t under arrest deserved a major beatdown, and then pumped a load of bullets into him after the beatdown got a little out of control/confusing, are still free to mistreat other citizens under color of the law, but the Cali taxpayers get stuck with the bill.

  • County settles suit with family of David "Deacon" Turner

    08/19/2014 9:56:52 AM PDT · 1 of 15
    The case was big news a couple of years ago. Clearly, there was essentially zero justification for the police assaulting and IMHO murdering a fairly upstanding citizen who cooperated fully until they wore out his patience with repeated questioning in the hot sun with essentially zero evidence or probably cause.
  • Remote Desktop won't work on one computer

    07/28/2014 9:31:49 PM PDT · 31 of 49
    Mr170IQ to chuckles


    If your windows 7 is using a ‘windows activation patch’ , then in many cases SP1 breaks remote desktop.

    I’d suggest installing an ‘ultravnc’ server as a service

  • Israel: Jewish Attackers Suspected in Teen Death

    07/06/2014 8:16:06 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    Mr170IQ to Dallas59

    Jerusalem police are confirming that they believe that Jews perpetrated the murder of 16-year old ‘Palestinian’ Mohammed al-Khadr. No, they weren’t ‘settlers’ as the ‘Palestinians’ hoped. No, they weren’t Haredim gone off track as the rumors circulating over the weekend were saying. They were apparently from La Familia, a racist group that roots for the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team. This is from the second link.

    Police have arrested six suspects in the murder of 16-year-old Arab teen Mohammed Abu-Khder.

    The suspects, among them several minors, are believed to be Jewish, appearing to back suggestions earlier today that police had made significant headway in their investigation, and that they were almost certain the motive was “nationalistic”.

    “Apparently the people arrested in relation to the case belong to an extremist Jewish group,” an official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

    “We have begun to put together the pieces of the puzzle, and 70-80% of the background information indicates [the crime is] nationalistic,” a police source claiming to be part of the central investigation told Walla News.

    “But research has failed to understand what happened during critical moments,” he added, referring to the two-hour window between the boy’s alleged abduction in Shuafat and his body being found in the Jerusalem Forest.

    Almost immediately prior to the arrests, a police source told Channel 2 that arrests in the case were “imminent” and could be carried out later in the day.

  • Into the Bitcoin Mines

    12/25/2013 5:08:16 AM PST · 34 of 34
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ

    A quick look at Ebay suggests that the bare ASICs sell for about $10 to $20 each. So it looks like your 48 ASICs are worth less that $1000 - probably closer to $500.

  • Into the Bitcoin Mines

    12/25/2013 3:09:15 AM PST · 31 of 34
    Mr170IQ to Lee N. Field

    1) Judging from , you need quite a bit more hardware to integrate the ASICs into a mining rig, which should be done ASAP, because the continuously rising difficulty level means that every day your rig would be able to mine slower. So option 1 is to buy the needed hardware, assemble, and start mining bitcoins. I don’t really have an estimate of how many bitcoins that rig could start mining, but you should be able to find out before you buy the hardware. There are youtube links for setting it up. A google search for “avalon asic setup” should get you started.

    2) You could try to auction off the ASICs on Ebay or the like.

  • Into the Bitcoin Mines

    12/23/2013 5:31:17 AM PST · 10 of 34
    Mr170IQ to Errant

    In April, 2013 there was a calculation of the estimated profit from being an ASIC bitcoin miner.

    ASIC devices is Avalon, who sell a machine capable of 85 gigahashes for 101.14 BTC (approx $11,000 – they don’t take “cash”). It uses around 600 Watts of power. The $11,000 purchase could make $50,000 within 5 months (difficulty increasing at 20%/m and BTC-AUD rate at 2c/day). Over the course of it’s useful life (around 31 months until it difficulty gets too hard for it and it costs more for power), it will make about $117,000. Which is insane. Of course you can’t resell the ASIC device once it gets to this point, but who cares – it made you a heap of money. That is of course, if there isn’t a flood of ASICs and difficulty doesn’t skyrocket 40% or 50% per month.

    This was before the drop last week where bitcoins lost 50% of their value on a policy change by the Chinese government restricting bitcoins.

  • Orthodox rabbis 'plotted to kidnap and torture Jewish men with cattle prods and karate.....

    10/13/2013 6:45:31 AM PDT · 32 of 34
    Mr170IQ to Morgana

    There are two major issues with just deciding to ignore Jewish law in this regard.

    By far the biggest issue is that any children a Jewish married woman has by another (Jewish) man while still officially married to her estranged husband are considered ‘mamzerim’ (bastards) - and can never be considered Jewish or permitted to join the Jewish faith in any way.

    The second issue is that a (legally) married Jewish woman who cohabits with another man will generally be shunned by all of her friends in the orthodox Jewish community.

    I know some Rabbis who perform weddings have adopted a policy to try to avoid this by making at least one disqualifying technical mistake during the wedding - for example using a non-qualified person as one of witnesses or a misspelling in one of the names on the ‘Ketubah’. That way if the wife needs a divorce and the husband won’t give it, she can have the marriage annulled without his consent. That sort of annulment does not make children of the marriage illegitimate in any way.

    The use of harsh physical coercion to make a stubborn husband grant a divorce (like in Sopranos 1x03) has been an unfortunate and rare but real factor in orthodox Jewish life for hundreds of years. It is very embarrassing to the entire Jewish community for a sting operation like this to put this matter in the headlines and drag respected rabbis through the courts.

  • Wanted: People willing to die on Mars

    03/19/2013 3:04:08 AM PDT · 121 of 122
    Mr170IQ to zeugma


  • Netanyahu would agree to interim Palestinian state, ex-minister claims

    01/29/2013 9:32:30 AM PST · 5 of 15
    Mr170IQ to Former Fetus

    > Yossi Beilin

    That should be enough to list this as pure propaganda. Yossi Beilin is a disreputable hardcore leftist who has never been invited to share Bibi’s private thoughts or policies.

  • Youths Leave Outpost at Sabbath's End

    12/30/2012 4:43:48 AM PST · 4 of 4
    Mr170IQ to Eleutheria5

    I do believe the fellow here is making a joke -

  • Fracking Can Help Fix the CO2 Problem

    12/12/2012 11:52:49 AM PST · 26 of 32
    Mr170IQ to Jimmy Valentine's brother

    >> Natural gas generates half the CO2 per kilowatt-hour

    > It is hard for me to understand how the oxidation of coal based carbon is different than oxidation of natural gas carbon

    1) Natural gas is 25% hydrogen by weight (Coal is around 3 percent hydrogen). Much of the energy released by burning NG is from the oxidation of hydrogen.

    2) Modern natural gas electric plants use the highly efficient “Combined cycle” design, which converts about 60% of the chemical energy in the NG into electricity. Coal plants do not use combined cycle, and typically get about 40% conversion.

    Add those factors together, and it’s not hard to see that per mole of carbon, methane can yield about twice as many watt/hours as coal.

  • Hanukkah Question (vanity)

    12/08/2012 11:42:03 AM PST · 6 of 24
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ

    Hmm - now that I look at it more closely, it appears to be wax candles and not oil lamps.

  • Hanukkah Question (vanity)

    12/08/2012 11:39:27 AM PST · 5 of 24
    Mr170IQ to Former Fetus

    > why is he lighting the shamash after the first Hanukkah candle is already lighted?

    I see a couple of possibilities.

    1) He goofed.

    2) The oil shamash went out while he was lighting the first oil lamp with the candle, and he went back to relight it.

  • Timing of Obama vacation another brick in the wall

    12/02/2012 10:18:40 AM PST · 9 of 46
    Mr170IQ to Pining_4_TX

    The timing of this so-called ‘vacation’ is precisely defined by the 12th amendment. He is making himself completely unavailable and unapproachable between the states’ certification of their electoral voters and the counting of the electoral votes by the joint session of congress.

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 2:53:46 AM PST · 54 of 99
    Mr170IQ to Salgak
    8 points on both. Coincidence ??

    That definitely is another piece of evidence supporting this theory.

    I've given my preferred method for finding proof. There are also statistical methods which would be easier and cheaper, but less conclusive.

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 2:49:12 AM PST · 53 of 99
    Mr170IQ to Catsrus
    Your plan sounds like a long, drawn out, expensive process.

    Expensive, yes.

    Long and drawn out - no. If proof is not obtained before Jan. 6th, then it would be too late to block the election in the joint session of congress. At that point the only remedy would be impeachment and removal - which would not happen, because the Rat senators have no shame.

    We just have to accept the results and move on. However, I still feel this election was stolen.

    Do not go quietly into the good night, rage against the dying of the light.

    I believe the USA is still worth fighting for.

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 2:40:34 AM PST · 48 of 99
    Mr170IQ to Mr170IQ


    If we get adequate evidence of widespread voter fraud, we don’t even need to have action at the ‘Secretary of State’ levels to reject the fraudulent election and move the election into the House of Reps.


    The Twelfth Amendment mandates that the Congress assemble in joint session to count the electoral votes and declare the winners of the election.[45] The session is ordinarily required to take place on January 6 in the calendar year immediately following the meetings of the presidential electors.[46] Since the Twentieth Amendment, the newly elected House declares the winner of the election; all elections before 1936 were determined by the outgoing House instead.

    The meeting is held at 1:00 p.m. in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.[46] The sitting Vice President is expected to preside, but in several cases the President pro tempore of the Senate has chaired the proceedings instead. The Vice President and the Speaker of the House sit at the podium, with the Vice President in the seat of the Speaker of the House. Senate pages bring in the two mahogany boxes containing each state’s certified vote and place them on tables in front of the Senators and Representatives. Each house appoints two tellers to count the vote (normally one member of each political party). Relevant portions of the Certificate of Vote are read for each state, in alphabetical order.

    Members of Congress can object to any state’s vote count, provided that the objection is presented in writing and is signed by at least one member of each house of Congress. An objection supported by at least one Senator and one Representative will be followed by the suspension of the joint session and by separate debates and votes in each House of Congress; after both Houses deliberate on the objection, the joint session is resumed. A State’s certificate of vote can be rejected only if both Houses of Congress vote to accept the objection. In that case, the votes from the State in question are simply ignored. The votes of Arkansas and Louisiana were rejected in the presidential election of 1872.[47]

    Objections to the electoral vote count are rarely raised, although it did occur during the vote count in 2001 after the close 2000 presidential election between Governor George W. Bush of Texas and the Vice President of the United States, Al Gore. Vice President Gore, who as Vice President was required to preside over his own Electoral College defeat (by five electoral votes), denied the objections, all of which were raised only by several House members and would have favored his candidacy, after no Senators would agree to jointly object. Objections were again raised in the vote count of the 2004 elections, and on that occasion the document was presented by one Representative and one Senator. Although the joint session was suspended, the objections were quickly disposed of and rejected by both Houses of Congress. If there are no objections or all objections are overruled, the presiding officer simply includes a State’s votes, as declared in the certificate of vote, in the official tally.

    After the certificates from all States are read and the respective votes are counted, the presiding officer simply announces the final result of the vote and, provided that the required absolute majority of votes was achieved, declares the names of the persons elected President and Vice President. This announcement concludes the joint session and formalizes the recognition of the President-elect and of the Vice President-elect. The Senators then depart from the House Chamber. The final tally is printed in the Senate and House journals.

    Contingent presidential election by House

    Pursuant to the Twelfth Amendment, the House of Representatives is required to go into session immediately to vote for President if no candidate for President receives a majority of the electoral votes (since 1964, 270 of the 538 electoral votes).

    In this event, the House of Representatives is limited to choosing from among the three candidates who received the most electoral votes. Each state delegation votes en bloc – each delegation having a single vote; the District of Columbia does not receive a vote. A candidate must receive an absolute majority of state delegation votes (i.e., at present, a minimum of 26 votes) in order for that candidate to become the President-elect. Additionally, delegations from at least two-thirds of all the states must be present for voting to take place. The House continues balloting until it elects a President.

    The House of Representatives has chosen the President only twice: once under Article II, Section 1, Clause 3 (in 1801) and once under the Twelfth Amendment (in 1825).

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 1:09:45 AM PST · 33 of 99
    Mr170IQ to Salgak
    We’ll never know how it was stolen

    My point above is that IF the Rats stole it the way I think they did, it IS possible to prove it by using a LOT of legwork to show that there is a massive pattern of missing votes from Republican precincts in swing states.

    Note, these missing votes would also have affected the Senate races in these swing states.

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 1:00:38 AM PST · 30 of 99
    Mr170IQ to tsowellfan
    If this is proven can he be impeached?

    He could be impeached, but a Rat senate would NEVER have 67 votes to remove a Rat president. No point in trying.

    Better to block the results of this election through the House of Reps, since the constitution gives the power to them.

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 12:53:03 AM PST · 27 of 99
    Mr170IQ to Brad's Gramma
    Can’t we do the treason thing instead?

    With more than 50 Rat senators, there is 0% chance that the senate would vote for removal of a Rat president, even if he was videotaped launching a nuclear missile at the national Girl Scout Jamboree.

  • How the Rats Stole the Election and how to fix it.

    11/08/2012 12:19:45 AM PST · 1 of 99
    Please G-d, let there still be hope.
  • Dan Simmons - Why I Voted For Barack Obama in 2008

    09/24/2012 2:17:54 AM PDT · 1 of 28
    Not sure how he was able to vote for Obama after writing "The Time Traveller" -
  • Vanity: Who can recommend a timer-based program to Limit Firefox?

    06/09/2012 8:59:56 PM PDT · 45 of 58
    Mr170IQ to 50sDad - It has all kinds of parental controls including access schedules. And it’s free.

  • Star Trek Convention Heads for London with All Five Captains on Board

    04/17/2012 6:43:30 AM PDT · 12 of 65
    Mr170IQ to paudio

    > Star Trek is indirectly related to the election of Barack Obama.

    I blame Seven-Of-Nine. Resistance was futile.

  • The Skeptic's Case

    02/29/2012 3:20:21 AM PST · 17 of 28
    Mr170IQ to metmom

    I found a very detailed analysis

    Reconsidering the Climate Change Act

    Global Warming: How to approach the science.
    Richard S. Lindzen
    Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Seminar at the House of Commons Committee Rooms
    Westminster, London

    22nd February 2012

    58 slides

  • Why aren't there any Romney ballot eligibility challenges?

    01/31/2012 1:07:52 PM PST · 64 of 72
    Mr170IQ to DiogenesLamp

    > I have presented no evidence that MY father was a US Citizen at the time of My birth. Having grown up as an American citizen, it never occurred to me that I should need to check. How about you?

    I assume you are not applying for a job that requires natural-born citizenship. If I’m not mistaken there are only two jobs in the USA which explicitly require NBC.

    When I was getting a background check for a TS clearance, they wanted documentation of my parents’ citizenship. If I had refused to provide that documentation, I would not have not been given that clearance.

    I’m not saying that Mittens is not a NBC. I’m saying that he has not provided proof, and claims have been made that George Romney’s US citizenship might have been tainted at the time of Mitt’s birth.

    Allowing another candidate to proceed toward a presidential election with contested NBC status would further erode the constitution and rule of law.

  • Why aren't there any Romney ballot eligibility challenges?

    01/31/2012 7:40:35 AM PST · 51 of 72
    Mr170IQ to John Valentine

    > Prior citizenship status of George Romney or any predecessor Romneys notwithstanding, if George Romney and his wife were US citizens at the time of Mitt’s birth in the United States, then whether you like it or not, MItt is an NBC.

    Agreed. Mittens should therefore have no qualms with presenting documentation to the court to prove that he meets the constitutional requirements for the job he doesn’t deserve.

  • Why aren't there any Romney ballot eligibility challenges?

    01/31/2012 7:36:49 AM PST · 50 of 72
    Mr170IQ to DiogenesLamp

    Regardless -

    Romney has not presented any evidence that his father was a US citizen at the time of Mittens’ birth. Since it is unquestioned that Mitt’s dad was born in Mexico, the issue is at least ambiguous. If one candidate is being asked to provide proof of meeting the constitutional requirements, it seems appropriate to require it from all candidates.

    Assuming he has such proof, it would HELP the Obama eligibility cases to bring this case against Mittens, if only to show that people with nothing to hide just provide the required documents when asked by the court, instead of spending millions of dollars stonewalling for years.

    If he doesn’t have such proof, or refuses to present it to the court, then he doesn’t belong on the ballot either.

  • Why aren't there any Romney ballot eligibility challenges?

    01/31/2012 3:10:58 AM PST · 1 of 72
    Is there time to get this rolling before Romney locks the nomination?
  • Anyone tried the new Magic Jack Plus?

    11/10/2011 7:31:02 AM PST · 25 of 39
    Mr170IQ to WackySam

    My brother got my mom a Magic Jack. It’s ok most of the time, but she doesn’t leave her PC on 24/7, so it isn’t as useful as it could be.

    Amazon reviews have indicated that the OBi110 VoIP Telephone Adapter is a much better product.


    10/10/2011 8:28:12 AM PDT · 46 of 47
    Mr170IQ to the scotsman

    > Mr Kramer told this newspaper how he had invented and built the device in 1979
    > in 1988, after a boardroom split, he was unable to raise the £60,000 needed to renew patents

    Patent protection is not supposed to last for 32 years. In most countries, including the USA, patents give 20 years of exclusive rights. In some countries, renewal fees must be paid every year to keep the patent in force. By the time a portable digital music player was technically and economically feasible, his original patent was long expired.

    Sounds to me like he doesn’t really have a good case.

  • Efforts to annex settlements gain momentum in Knesset

    09/27/2011 12:03:57 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    Mr170IQ to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    > 1) Start with East Jerusalem. Eliminate any pretext that it is, or ever will be, a Paleo capital. Enough with the incrementalism, just do it.

    Israel annexed East Jerusalem almost 44 years ago, and Israel’s Basic Law included a stipulation at that time making the united Jerusalem the permanent capital of the nation.

    Even the Labor and Kadima parties have not officially supported any change in that, although unofficially they have clearly made offers to hand over East Jerusalem to the PA.