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  • Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands

    10/08/2015 9:07:59 PM PDT · 115 of 116
    William Tell to Chode
    A better cartoon might depict Hillary wearing a blue dress and finding a stain on the dress. The "stain" would be the not-quite-deleted emails.

    People don't seem to fully appreciate that Bill Clinton was prepared to provide employment to Lewinsky in exchange for her silence regarding what happened in the Oval Office.

    Bill Clinton then proceeded to perjure himself before a Grand Jury and engaged in obstruction of justice by asking others to commit perjury.

    It was finally the certainty of a DNA test which sealed Clinton's culpability. Only the immoral and unethical nature of the Democrat Party prevented the removal of BJ Clinton from the Presidency.

    It may well be that the FBI is in possession of Hillary's "blue dress".

  • Bystander Opens Fire on Shoplifter at Michigan Home Depot

    10/08/2015 7:38:58 PM PDT · 108 of 124
    William Tell to deport
    deport said: "Bye-Bye to the concealed-carry license as it should be........."

    I don't necessarily agree that loss of the right to bear arms is the appropriate "punishment" for this woman.

    For one thing, we can't expect a person to always accurately perceive what is happening and what the consequences of their actions will be. In this particular case, the shooter only caused property damage. Just as we should hold her responsible if a bystander was hit, we should be willing to cut her some slack when no such damage was done.

    If she is unable to articulate justification to a judge, and, in the opinion of the judge, she cannot be "trained" to conduct herself appropriately, then the remedy might be to disarm her. The burden of proof before such punishment is meted out should be on the judicial system.

  • 4 Pro-Gun Arguments We're Sick of Hearing

    10/03/2015 10:52:17 PM PDT · 52 of 52
    William Tell to Daveinyork
    Daveinyork said: "... and if you don’t like the Second Amendment, repeal it, ..."

    I can help with this.

    Here is a proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

    1) The Second Amendment is herby repealed.
    2) A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State but being too dangerous to permit, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall be infringed.

    The point, of course, is that repealing the Second Amendment does not eliminate an unalienable right.

    (Similarly, no decision by the Supreme Court can create one.)

    The evil of human slavery in the U.S. was not eliminated by Constitutional Amendment, but by a Civil War which cost the lives of half a million people.

    A civil war fought over the right to keep and bear arms could be incredibly more costly.

    "I know not what course others may take ..."

  • Obama Bullies His Nation of Criminals For Rejecting ‘Gun-Control’

    10/03/2015 9:32:00 PM PDT · 67 of 67
    William Tell to 2nd Amendment
    2nd Amendment said:"I have to buy another gun."

    I suggest a corollary to the following proverb: " Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

    That is: "Buy a gun and you are armed today. Learn how to build a gun and you and everyone you care about is armed for a lifetime."

  • Shooting up America: Guns are a national disgrace

    10/03/2015 9:05:54 PM PDT · 58 of 59
    William Tell to artichokegrower
    From the linked article: "We pretend to promote the values of democracy, peace and freedom the world over, and yet we kill one another – and anyone who disagrees with us – more horrifically, and more consistently, than any terrorist cult could ever imagine."

    Oh, sure. And this is why people are swimming the Rio Grande to get away from this awful mess. Why, nearly twenty million Americans have fled the U.S. for the safety of Mexico. It's fortunate that the people of Mexico have welcomed them with open arms and financial support.

    NOT !!!

  • Hillary is dealing with mounting health issues, new book claims

    09/23/2015 11:02:18 AM PDT · 38 of 66
    William Tell to bk1000
    bk1000 said: "This is her escape route."

    Somebody with photoshop skills should place Hillary among the senior mobsters from the movie "Goodfellas". I'm thinking of the scene where they are in court with their wheelchairs and oxygen tanks.

  • The Answer Is Quite Simple, But Nobody Will Pick Up The Ball

    09/23/2015 9:58:57 AM PDT · 30 of 50
    William Tell to pgkdan
    pgkdan said: "... there's no incentive for them to really find a cure for cancer."

    It's a mistake to refer to "a cure for cancer".

    "Cancer" is not one thing. It is a multitude of diseases whose commonality is that the tumor cells have damaged DNA and the damage can be passed on to descendant cells.

    The "cure" to any given cancer depends upon the specific damage done to the DNA.

    A particular form of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (called GIST), for example, comes about due to a single change in a single spot in the DNA. Except for this change, which permits uncontrolled cell growth, the cells are indistinguishable from normal cells. The fact that Glivec can halt the uncontrolled growth of these cells without killing the normal cells in the body strikes me as almost miraculous.

    This same drug, Glivec, has prolonged the lives of many people with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). I know a woman who has been taking Glivec and similar drugs for eleven years. The five year survival rate for CML is now around 90% (up from about 40% I think) thanks to drugs like Glivec.

    Other cancers are not so simple and come about through a series of DNA changes. There's lots of research still needed and it will take mountains of money to pay for it. Only western capitalist countries have the resources to do this.

  • The Answer Is Quite Simple, But Nobody Will Pick Up The Ball

    09/23/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · 21 of 50
    William Tell to William Tell
    Without the typo: "The inequities in pricing from one nation to another is a small price to pay for the benefits derived."
  • The Answer Is Quite Simple, But Nobody Will Pick Up The Ball

    09/23/2015 9:31:10 AM PDT · 16 of 50
    William Tell to SatinDoll
    Missing in this article is that Glivec is losing patent protection as of this year. An Indian company is already producing a generic and has arranged cooperation with Novartis apparently to ensure the quality of the product.

    I believe that India does not protect the intellectual property of the drug companies. Nobody is going to pay enormous sums to create drugs which can then be freely copied by anybody else.

    Glivec is only about twenty years old or less. The benefits to be derived from it will extend far past the day when it becomes more freely available. Patent protection is an important part of the success of western economies and shouldn't be eliminated or reduced. The inequities is pricing from one nation to another is a small price to pay for the benefits derived.

  • Sovereign Debts: How Defaults May Unfold

    09/18/2015 10:33:45 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    William Tell to Jonty30

    I see a very clear alternative as long as we don’t run out of ink.

  • Clinton Apologizes for “People’s Confusion about My Emails” [semi-satire]

    09/06/2015 10:21:29 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    William Tell to Lake Living
    Lake Living said: "Now that the obligatory “satire” handle has to be put on these ..."

    Why not suggest that individual users can configure their own web page to display the obligatory warning or not?

  • Hillary Clinton apologizes: ‘I Am Sorry That This Has Been Confusing’

    09/05/2015 11:54:14 AM PDT · 37 of 69
    William Tell to tet68
    tet68 said: "Who were they and why haven’t they appeared before congress?"

    Perhaps they have appeared or will shortly. That may be why Clinton seems to have added new information with this statement.

    It certainly makes sense that the Princess would never stoop to going through 60,000 emails. This is a woman who emailed an assistant to ask a third party to bring her some tea.

  • Retired Tosa detective thwarts attempted car thieves, one of whom was 12

    09/03/2015 11:23:51 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    William Tell to afraidfortherepublic
    afraidfortherepublic said: "... even some stuff we didn’t realize was missing. "

    Long ago I was burglarized by two girls who were seen leaving the area. I was still discovering things that were missing years later.

  • Missouri family threatened with jail over purple swingset wins court ruling, website says

    09/01/2015 4:30:10 PM PDT · 39 of 50
    William Tell to BBell
    Before people get too carried away celebrating, I would point out two important facts from the court's decision.

    First, the HOA evidently found some reason for rescinding the fines that would have coerced the home owner into operating within the requirements of the covenants. I think this was a mistake.

    Fines were the tool that the HOA I was involved in had to assure compliance. Otherwise, unit owners would simply do what they wanted to and no rules would be obeyed. Once the fines were rescinded, I don't think there would be any way to reinstate them.

    Secondly, the court's decision DID NOT award attorney fees to the defendants. My guess is that the home owners won the battle but lost the war by having to pay their own lawyer perhaps thousands of dollars.

    In this case, all the parties lost, including all the home owners whose dues were spent on the HOA's attorney fees.

    The judge's decision was along the lines of "I want all you idiots to get out of my courtroom and learn to get along. We're not hear to solve your problems."

    If the HOA had contented themselves with fines, they could have filed a lien on the property in the amount of the fines, and any future potential owner would insist that the selling home owner pay the fees. A buyer would have to be plenty motivated to act otherwise.

  • Missouri family threatened with jail over purple swingset wins court ruling, website says

    09/01/2015 4:02:37 PM PDT · 38 of 50
    William Tell to LouAvul
    LouAvul said: "They can't just arbitrarily enforce opinion."

    Well, actually they just might be able to.

    The covenants for the HOA I was involved with specified that a unit owner was permitted to own a cat or a small dog.

    The documents didn't state what constituted a "small" dog. Such a determination would be made by a majority of the HOA Board. If their "opinion" was at all reasonable and even-handedly enforced, it would have been very unlikely that a court would overrule such opinion. If a unit owner unsuccessfully sued the HOA, the unit owner would be responsible for the HOA's legal costs.

    The HOA was authorized to recover funds owed by unit owners by placing a lien on their property. If the amount owed were substantial, I could imagine that a court could order the unit sold to recover the fees.

    There was no way that this HOA could imprison anybody, although they could get a court to jail them for contempt if they interfered with an order of the court.

    The HOA of which I speak did not include outside yards where a unit owner could place play equipment. If such equipment was installed, the HOA would have been completely authorized to have it removed or to require it be painted any color selected by the Board.

  • O’KEEFE HIDDEN CAMERA: Hillary’s National Marketing Director ILLEGALLY accepts foreign

    09/01/2015 12:14:36 PM PDT · 32 of 41
    William Tell to gdani
    gdani said: "This is pretty yawn-worthy."

    The point of the video is that the people engaging in this conspiracy to accept foreign donations are the very people responsible for seeing that the entire campaign is operated within the law.

    I see a distinct possibility that a congressional investigation will call upon those two people to explain themselves. The American people, and their congressional representatives, have a right to know that the leading Democrat candidate is conducting a campaign with no intention of obeying campaign finance laws. If they will so blatantly conspire to break the law for $20 or $75, imagine what they would do for a million or two?

  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 3:06:40 PM PDT · 49 of 118
    William Tell to CurlyDave

    I think you are describing the Ruger LCR and not the LCP, which is the .380 caliber semi-auto pistol.

  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 3:03:54 PM PDT · 45 of 118
    William Tell to Buttons12
    Buttons12 said: "I’m an 80-lb. lady with very tiny hands. Everything heavier than a switchblade has too much recoil to suit me!"

    Non-intuitively, it is the very light weight of some small guns which makes the recoil so noticeable.

    A heavier gun will recoil less.

    Similarly, the small "blow-back" guns require a heavier spring than a gun with a locked breech. This makes some of the smallest guns very difficult to operate.

    I'm average size for a male, so I have many choices, but I carry the Ruger LCP in my front pants pocket all the time. I hardly notice it is there.

  • At Virginia shooting, NRA, where were the good guys? (barf alert)

    08/27/2015 10:01:05 AM PDT · 51 of 55
    William Tell to Qiviut
    Qiviut said: "... why this guy fell through the cracks, ..."

    There have always been evil people willing to kill others because they didn't care about the lives of others or even their own lives.

    I think it is a grave mistake to assume that such people are "sick" and need some kind of societal help to get over their sickness. Rabid dogs are sick. In order to protect innocent people, such dogs are shot on sight.

    We can't shoot an evil person on sight and they don't give themselves away by foaming at the mouth. We can, however, be armed and ready at all times to defend ourselves from their actions and we should have no qualms about doing so.

    Their is no societal structure which will eliminate such evil. This murderer didn't "fall through the cracks", he leaped to his death while clutching others in his grasp.

  • Ted Cruz Becomes the Second GOP Candidate to Attack Megyn Kelly [Watch Video]

    08/26/2015 3:06:31 PM PDT · 39 of 78
    William Tell to SeekAndFind
    The question being asked is: “If you have a husband and wife who are illegal immigrants, and they have two children here who are American citizens — would you deport all of them? "

    The answer is really simple. NO. There is no legal mechanism for "deporting" U.S. citizens.

    The parents, however, should be deported. Why are people making this so complicated?

  • Graham: Trump's immigration plan is 'stupid' and 'illegal'

    08/25/2015 12:46:13 PM PDT · 16 of 99
    William Tell to Enlightened1

    Deported illegals have every right to take their dependent U.S. citizen children with them. If they choose to leave them behind, then they become wards of the United States. Such status would insure that they attend schools, speak English, and understand our nation’s history and values.

  • Washington Marijuana-Related Traffic Fatalities Double After Pot Legalized

    08/22/2015 10:43:06 AM PDT · 29 of 47
    William Tell to Lurkina.n.Learnin
    Lurkina.n.Learnin said: "Was there an increase in overall traffic fatalities during this time? If not this is just a Puff piece story."

    If "Puff piece story" is another term for propaganda, then I agree.

    If marijuana related deaths increased by 75 and alcohol deaths decreased by 150, for example, then this would be a huge win for the public. Without ever knowing it, your child could be the beneficiary of such improvement.

    To understand the dynamics at play here, one need only remember that the average IQ is 100. Half of our population is below that mark. And they vote.

  • Gun Control: CA Legislature to Consider 10-Year Ban

    08/21/2015 4:39:36 PM PDT · 37 of 38
    William Tell to Mariner
    I actually believe the legal logic is a bit of a problem in the Peruta decision.

    The logic of the dissent is that no amount of abridgment of the right to bear arms, assuming that the right is limited to open carry, would create a right to do something that is not within the right; that is, concealed carry.

    My personal opinion is that the Founders knew what it meant to conceal arms and if they wished to outlaw bearing concealed arms they could have said so.

    Unfortunately, there is a relatively long history of treating concealed carry as a criminal act, so the judiciary may not include concealed carry as part of the right.

    The Ninth Circuit could possibly rule that concealed carry is not part of the right and compel the legislature to "permit" open carry. And by "permit", I mean allow people to apply to their local sheriff only to be told that they lack "good cause". In effect this would simply kick the can down the road.

  • Cruz: Jeb is 'confused' about my citizenship

    08/21/2015 4:28:50 PM PDT · 70 of 74
    William Tell to dennisw
    dennisw said: "Of course John McCain was born a US citizen but is a he a natural born citizen?"

    I think so. I see nothing in the circumstances of his birth that would suggest a likelihood of loyalty to any other nation. I'm assuming that he did not qualify for citizenship of any other nation.

  • Gun Control: CA Legislature to Consider 10-Year Ban

    08/21/2015 12:59:51 PM PDT · 29 of 38
    William Tell to Mariner
    Mariner said: "The 9th Circuit has been surprisingly good on gun rights. "

    What makes you say that?

    I know we got a good ruling from two judges of a three-judge panel in Peruta, but that has been thrown out and I am doubtful that the coming decision will be pleasant.

    Did something come out today I haven't heard?

  • Gun Control: CA Legislature to Consider 10-Year Ban

    08/21/2015 12:56:24 PM PDT · 27 of 38
    William Tell to CivilWarBrewing
    CivilWarBrewing said: "How about a ban on SANCTUARY CITIES instead?"

    Yes. Here in the Peoples' Republik of Kalifornia, we don't punish illegals who DO commit crimes, but we must pass laws to punish people who MIGHT commit crimes.

    The only thing that prevents Kalifornia from being considred the largest mental asylum in the world is a glaring lack of competent staff.

  • Wisconsin College Admin: Police Shouldn’t Prosecute Shoplifters

    08/21/2015 12:52:17 PM PDT · 68 of 92
    William Tell to El Cid
    The administrator is quoted as having said: "... an effort to discredit my views."

    Somebody needs to tell the administrator of the famous quote attributed to Willie Sutton the famed bank robber, in answer to the question, "Why do you rob banks?"

    He said, "Because that's where the money is."

    The police respond to shoplifters at the big box stores because that's where the criminals are.

  • Cruz: Jeb is 'confused' about my citizenship

    08/21/2015 11:00:32 AM PDT · 58 of 74
    William Tell to dennisw
    dennisw said: "John McCain (born in Panama)......Ineligible as far as I know, "

    Babies born to foreign diplomats stationed in the U.S. do not become U.S. citizens. The words of the Fourteenth Amendment, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" do not apply to those in the U.S. with diplomatic immunity.

    Similarly, at least some U.S. military stationed in foreign countries are there under the provisions of treaties with those countries and are not completely "subject to the jurisdiction" of those countries. Also, such people are perhaps completely "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. government.

    Thus it is completely possible that a child born to a U.S. military couple located in a foreign country does not gain the citizenship of that country. To suggest that such a child becomes a "stateless person" because of the location of his two U.S. citizen parents is, I think, a conclusion without merit.

  • Cruz: Jeb is 'confused' about my citizenship

    08/21/2015 10:48:29 AM PDT · 57 of 74
    William Tell to Marcella
    Marcella said: "He has dual citizenship, American and British."

    I can't figure out why people believe that our Founders, who were concerned about the loyalty of the President above and beyond the loyalty of any other official, would find it sufficient if the President had just a single citizen parent rather than both; as if loyalty to that one non-citizen parent does not create a conflict of interest.

    European monarchs routinely found themselves married to foreigners for the very purpose of creating alliances which their children would recognize and by which they would be influenced.

  • Reuters: Dozens of Hillary emails have been and were always classified

    08/21/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · 18 of 26
    William Tell to TomGuy
    TomGuy said: "The connection from Hillary’s computer to the SoS required a massive, sophistocated set-up."

    Did I miss something?

    Was there a "connection" from Hillary's computer to the SoS? What is being described here?

  • Clinton Lawyer Says Her Email Server Was Wiped Clean [Time For Criminal Indictments To Issue]

    08/19/2015 10:06:43 PM PDT · 44 of 45
    William Tell to SteveH
    SteveH said: "... if this is true, and the lawyer knows of criminal activity, perhaps he should report it to the court..."

    It occurs to me that we have been hearing quite a bit about what Hillary's lawyer Kendall has been doing.

    He received a thumb drive. He was supplied a safe to keep it in. He turned it over to authorities. He has corresponded with investigators.

    Perhaps we are seeing indications that Hillary put her lawyer in a compromised position and he has decided that he will be no part of any conspiracy on her behalf.

  • Donald Trump on the Second Amendment over the Years

    08/18/2015 8:39:29 PM PDT · 51 of 62
    William Tell to ConservativeInPA
    ConservativeInPA said: "Everyone should be able to have a weapon, except those in jail."

    We agree on that.

    Imagine all the infringements that would disappear.

    Background checks would be unnecessary. If you are not in jail ( or an asylum ) you get the gun.

    Since everybody would be able to have guns, it wouldn't matter where a person got a gun that was used in a crime. Thus there would be no gun registration.

    Without any registration, there would be no need to maintain a serial number on a gun and even the ability to create a registry would be gone.

    Since everybody would be able to have a gun, there would be no restrictions on making a gun yourself.

    This is sounding more and more like what we had in 1789.

  • Court’s Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences

    08/17/2015 12:20:24 PM PDT · 22 of 33
    William Tell to ctdonath2
    ctdonath2 said: "The objection letter I got noted two other minor violations ..."

    That wouldn't have happened on my watch. That is, I would never have used the tolerance for ongoing violations to coerce compliance with a different violation. The CC&Rs should be adequate for enforcement.

    Some CC&Rs allow judgments on the part of the Board, either on a case-by-case basis or in adopting supporting regulations.

    I would advise you to correct ALL violations of the CC&Rs. Violating them only makes you subject to arbitrary enforcement at a later time. You might be able to strengthen your case in front of a future Board if you get a letter from the present Board expressing their judgement that you are in compliance.

    As for consequences, I would never expect to face anything beyond a warning for an initial infraction. Fines should be reserved for those who are deliberately flouting the legitimacy of the CC&Rs, to which the unit owner already agreed by purchasing a unit, or to cover actual damages caused by an infraction.

  • Court’s Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences

    08/17/2015 12:08:47 PM PDT · 21 of 33
    William Tell to ConservativeInPA
    ConservativeInPA said: "I guess the HOA's efficiency isn't the greatest."

    My experience would suggest a different explanation.

    I was President of an HOA for several years because somebody had to do it and nobody else wanted the job.

    The same held for the other Board members.

    We would be pretty lax about enforcement if nobody complained.

    If somebody did complain, then we were compelled by the CC&Rs to act. This happened with respect to signage, dog leash requirements, and visitor parking policies. The Board was compelled to enact policies which a majority of the membership would support and that were consistent with the CC&Rs.

    Failure to respond to a legitimate complaint would open up the HOA to litigation which could have crippled the organization financially if we lost the case. We had to be very careful to understand the CC&Rs and to protect the unit owners' rights to have them enforced.

    To this day I believe that there are widespread violations of the pet policy and that nobody has ever complained. At any time a disgruntled unit owner could complain about pets and the Board would be forced to act.

    I pity any new owner who relies on past practices with respect to pets and later finds himself on the losing side of a fight with the HOA. If a person buys into an HOA with CC&Rs, the person needs to read them carefully and expect them to be enforced.

  • Court’s Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences

    08/17/2015 11:55:46 AM PDT · 19 of 33
    William Tell to ctdonath2
    ctdonath2 said: "My HOA may get an interesting letter next year come Easter."

    If the covenants setting up the HOA allow 14 days, then you should have been able to insist that they treat you even-handedly with respect to the time.

    As I recall, the HOA I was involved in disallowed any "signs" except those offering a unit for sale.

    One unit owner was compelled to remove pro-socialist signage in his windows. His only recourse was to make sure that other unit owners were not permitted to violate the same restriction.

    The CC&Rs typically include language which permits the Board to assess fines for violations and that is how compliance is achieved on behalf of all the other unit owners. Things can get pretty rough on a unit owner that violates the CC&Rs.

  • Court’s Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences

    08/17/2015 11:37:58 AM PDT · 14 of 33
    William Tell to NRx
    Interestingly, the decision includes the word "scrutiny" 65 times.

    I look forward to seeing a Second Amendment decision with the same consistency.

    Perhaps the town which lost the decision should institute a "speech permit" law. Or a content-neutral waiting period before allowing signs. Or a background check on the person wishing to post a sign.

  • Carly Fiorina as a boss: The disappointing truth

    08/16/2015 11:29:55 AM PDT · 9 of 30
    William Tell to ImJustAnotherOkie
    ImJustAnotherOkie said: "Too late for Carly as far as I’m concerned."

    The recent revelation that Carly would have supported Hillary if she hadn't already endorsed McCain is a show-stopper for me. Like McCain, I think Carly really has no principles that guide her choices; except self-interest of course.

  • State Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts

    08/15/2015 9:07:45 PM PDT · 75 of 76
    William Tell to WILLIALAL
    WILLIALAL said: "Why the time lag?"

    In a properly functioning universe, this would be in order to tap phones and intercept communications that would implicate the conspirators. Perhaps the FBI has already recruited some of the conspirators and they are wearing wires. Linda Tripp wore one, didn't she?

  • State Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts

    08/15/2015 11:56:38 AM PDT · 57 of 76
    William Tell to markomalley
    From the linked article: "Ms. Abedin’s lawyer said she’ll return her official government documents that she kept by Aug. 28."

    This should be very interesting.

    Hillary turned over 30,000 emails that were government business. Certainly at least some small number of those would be emails to or from Abedin, wouldn't they?

    Now Abedin is attempting to turn over all emails involving government business that she has. Certainly at least some small number of those would be emails to or from Hillary.

    Let's say the number is as small as 10. What are the chances that, assuming that Abedin and Hillary are attempting to hide their dealings, that the two of them would independently choose the same 10 to turn over?

    Unless Abedin and Hillary work closely together to decide what Abedin should turn over, there would exist a high probablility that the two sets of turned over emails won't match.

    Then the person who failed to turn over a particular email gets to answer why that particular email was not turned over. The higher the number of actual relevant records, the more difficult it will be to hide any attempt to withhold records.

    I think uncovering this conspiracy has years yet to run.

  • State Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts

    08/15/2015 11:37:01 AM PDT · 52 of 76
    William Tell to WILLIALAL
    WILLIALAL said: "... with no connection with the State Dept .gov system."

    Do you think somebody manually typed Top Secret documents into an email to send to Hillary? Not very likely. If the information was moved into the non-secure server electronically, then the trail will probably be discernible.

    The important point is that evidence of somebody going to substantial trouble to hide the path is even more damning and indictates a conspiracty to violate our security laws.

    I'm sure that the sixty or more people who were convicted of felonies during Watergate were convinced at some point that nothing would come of it. The money trail in Watergate was established due to one single check which was diverted from its proper channels into the conspirators' control. And this was in the early 1970s, before everything was computerized. Hiding Hillary's crimes is going to be quite a challenge.

    Following Watergate years ago was intitially very frustrating due to the inaction of the proper authorities. Toward the end it became very entertaining seeing these same conspirators revealed for what they were. At the end there was no doubt that Nixon supported the creation of the groups that conspired and that he considered raising hush money which was in fact paid to the burglars.

    Just looking at my own situation, I still own the computers that I have used since the 1980s. Each one still contains a disk which was copied later on to a successor system. This means that the oldest files exist on every system and only the files created since I last changed computers exist on only the latest computer.

    The number of years which passed during Hillary's use of this server suggests that upgrades were probably made several times.

    When Hillary arranged to move her "server" from Chappaqua to a private firm, what are the chances that the private firm intended to use the hardware she supplied rather than some standard configuration that they had chosen so that they would be able to maintain and backup the data and the server functionality?

    My bet is that one of the first steps was to copy what existed in Chappaqua and install it on the private firms hardware until the system was ready to switch over. Only then would the Chappaqua hardware be turned off.

  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo Has Absolutely No Idea Where Babies Come From [WATCH VIDEOS]

    08/10/2015 12:22:10 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    William Tell to SeekAndFind
    Even the language used in this article could use some improvement.

    The fact is that human sperm cells and human egg cells are both alive prior to conception. What begins at conception is not "human life", but "a particular human life".

    Better terminology might be that "the life of a human being begins at conception", and certainly not at any later time with the exception of identical twins whose independent lives begin later than conception.

    There is no transition later on in pregnancy which is of any great significance with respect to the life of the human being in question. If implantation happens improperly or not at all, the human being in question DIES.

    The time of birth is a notable change in the life of a human being, however human beings can be artificially removed from the womb and survive to live a full life.

    Those who are pro-death have to invent distinctions that do not exist in order to justify the horrors they allow to be perpetrated against innocent, dependent human beings who are as alive as any other organism.

  • 3-year-old shot to death in Detroit; the boy charged is 11

    08/06/2015 10:23:26 AM PDT · 7 of 19
    William Tell to PROCON
    When I was a kid we played with toy guns all the time.

    My suspicion is that the older kid found the gun and thought it would make a great toy. He may even have removed the magazine thinking that it was then safe to use as a toy.

    Eleven years old is plenty old enough to be educated about guns. I doubt that the kid had any such education.

  • These Five People Are About to Have a Baby Together

    08/05/2015 8:55:14 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    William Tell to Cheerio

    Evidently, in the Netherlands it really does take a village to raise a child.

  • Pictures: Tomorrow’s Calais Migrants Make Landfall in Italy in Their Thousands as Crisis Rolls on

    08/04/2015 11:12:30 PM PDT · 6 of 15
    William Tell to george76
    It won't stop until they take down the big sign at the border which states, "Free Stuff Ahead". That happens right after they run out of other peoples' money.

    Is there a big influx of people into Greece these days? Or into Puerto Rico? Or Detroit?

  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 10:05:07 PM PDT · 258 of 280
    William Tell to Drago
    Drago said: ... maybe a “boat parked in driveway for weeks” type thing.

    Allow me to post the quote from Atlas Shrugged.
    "Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it. . . There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."

  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 9:14:23 PM PDT · 252 of 280
    William Tell to Above My Pay Grade
    Feel free to have your own opinion.

    For my part, I would not wish to have this officer near me for any reason whatever.

  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 5:06:58 PM PDT · 199 of 280
    William Tell to Above My Pay Grade
    Above My Pay Grade said: "... but once the guy refused and started acting so frantically ..."

    Did I miss something? What is it that you describe as "acting frantically"?

  • If you care about California, care about Salinas

    08/02/2015 10:03:00 AM PDT · 12 of 28
    William Tell to artichokegrower
    From the article: "People in Salinas are very good at starting things — but finding the public resources to maintain them has been harder."

    The author of the article needs a little help here. Let me paraphrase that sentence:
    "People in Salinas are very good at buying things - but paying for them has been harder."

    I'm sure the author believes that it would be more "fair" to increase taxes on Silicon Valley companies in order to buy a golf course for Salinas.

    The liberals' chickens are coming home to roost and it will not make for a pleasant world.

  • 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them) (science fiction/fantasy)

    08/01/2015 4:02:41 PM PDT · 124 of 238
    William Tell to Texan5
    Texan5 said: "I like Ira Levin’s This Perfect Day-I’ve read that about once a year since it came out"

    Very high on my list. I've read it several times.

    Books are like guns. If you know how many you have, you don't have enough. I don't know if I have a copy of "This Perfect Day" or not.

    Another book I recall enjoying was "Dark December", at least in part because it took place near where I was living. I don't remember much about it now.

  • Deadly failure on the runway

    08/01/2015 10:40:05 AM PDT · 29 of 36
    William Tell to Oldexpat
    Oldexpat said: "Checking for freely moving surfaces is part of every take off check list."

    I'm not a pilot so I can't say what is practical when checking an aircraft prior to flight.

    I have worked with elaborate safety systems and adopted a principle that you must check every safety element sufficiently often that you make it probable that a failure will be detected while testing and not during normal operation.

    In practice this means that everything gets checked initially and periodically and the failure rates during testing then dictate whether or not the frequency of testing may be reduced.

    Some of the stuff discovered during the routine testing was literally hair-raising and at least once required the shutting down of all operations until the system could be corrected.

    Something I can't tell from the linked article is why the elevators couldn't be unlocked by the pilots when they specifically knew that they were locked. It sounds to me like the unlock lever jammed, enough force was applied to break it, and then alternative means were sought to free the elevators despite the lock still being applied.