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  1. nice to see the targetting of mcconnell. he led the stonewalling of obama and led the republicans deep into fantasyland. get that fucker out of there.
  2. a few weeks after this drops would be a great time to start putting "one six" sets up on the tekker store
  3. very honest

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    didnt get the full scope of freulaeux until blasting it on a good car system on a nice summer day.
  4. Due out this summer on Further Electronix.
  5. Trump: New China tariffs will take effect immediately if Xi skips G-20
  6. he actually did present evidence of conspiracy. look at this, from the intro to volume 1: the phrase he is referring to, "did not establish," is the phrase he uses a couple paragraphs earlier, here: also, in mueller's may 29 public statement, he says "insufficient evidence" is not "no evidence" basically all they were missing was evidence of an agreement. i should also point out that you are using the word collusion, and mueller is talking about conspiracy. however, the definition of conspiracy mueller is using is actually very narrow and very difficult to prove. evidence of conspiracy he lays out is also evidence of collusion. for anyone who doesn't want to crunch the 448 pages of partially redacted fbi work product (it's actually not that bad), i recommend wittes' notes on the mueller report. available for free on that page or you can buy an audiobook here
  7. the house judiciary committee is doing hearings on the mueller report, today, and i think more are coming up. here's the live video scheduled to start at 2pm, new york time. john dean testifies today. in related news, the doj is caving to the house judiciary. that happened because tomorrow the house was scheduled to do the final vote on holding barr in contempt of congress for defying subpoena. mcgahn still may be found to be in contempt of congress, tomorrow.
  8. been listening to bootlegs (not made with phones) and getting to know the songs. i had been wondering what maynard's parts would be like. i'm liking it. descending is a huge song. this album is going to be good.
  9. developments in the arctic are really concerning. the shrinking ice cap creates a new mechanism for warming - less light reflected to space. another, similar chain reaction - as temperatures rise, clouds will be sparser, also reflecting less light to space another chain reaction relating to the arctic region - methane trapped in permafrost will get released. these accelerators could jump climate change to be much more drastic than the horrible forecasts already projected. we could literally fuck the earth. if the threat of calamitous natural disasters is not enough. the argument of anti-activists that "humans can't destroy the environment" is based on nothing. species damage their habitat to their own detriment all the time.
  10. wondering about status/link also curious about the gear used for the capture
  11. Yeah. I've been reading McCabe's book, The Threat, and it's the best book I've read in 10 years. There's a lot of Mueller stuff in there. Mueller was director while McCabe was running a lot of big shit, like getting the underwear bomber to provide intel on Al Awlaki without enhanced interrogation, and orchestrating the hunt of the Boston Marathon bombers. The dry investigator language actually works well for this book because the FBI stories are so interesting (and largely about major events I had read about in the news) and because he is presenting a rare and important overview of the state of the FBI and certain issues affecting it and the country.
  12. i was surprised by some of the stuff in the mccabe interview, below. i don't know if you guys know that mccabe was a special agent from '96 to '18. he rose to the highest rank that a special agent can, deputy director. he was involved in tons of major counter-terrorism work. he also started the russian mafia section of the fbi. from propublica, May 29:
  13. posting the video of mueller's very noteworthy and highly unusual press conference today. he is saying the president should be impeached for obstruction of justice. mueller is doing this instead of testifying. congressional testimony would have been a shit show. mueller knew the republicans would use their time to muddy the waters. it seems to me that mueller navigated an incredibly difficult situation extremely well. mueller was a lieutenant in vietnam. he volunteered when his friend died. he led a platoon. he got shot and returned to battle a couple months later. he led the fbi during probably the most significant decade of its history. mueller just told america to read the report ("its important for the written work to speak for itself") the structure of the report (volume 1 and volume 2) that he was prevented from prosecuting trump for obstruction by doj policy that, out of fairness, they would not say if they thought the president committed a crime ("it would be unfair to accuse someone of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge") that he was able to decline prosecution on conspiracy, because of not enough evidence, but not on obstruction congress should handle obstruction of justice by a president (referencing the OLC opinion, mueller quotes "the constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrong doing") obstruction of justice is a serious crime ("when a subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation or lies to investigators it strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and hold wrong-doers accountable")
  14. I wanted to address goDel's points on my refutation of his assertion that "the milankovitch parameters are way more important with respect to causing changes in climate." my responses to those points: the "Temperature of Planet Earth" chart does have a telescoping x axis, which is marked accordingly. i posted it because it supports your claim of milankovitch cycles affecting temperature, albeit at a slow rate of over 100,000 years, and with an apparent affect of 5-10 degrees. the different scales of the x axis are clearly marked. the y axis is consistent for the entire chart. the two hockey stick charts having different Y's is unavoidable - of course they have different Y's. the point, which the charts support, is that there is a correlation in the pattern of increasing greenhouse gas concentration and increasing global temperature. the hockey stick controversy that you linked to a wiki on seems like the obvious talking point for anyone wanting to discount the best data we have. of course we are not omniscient of the past. scientists never claimed absolute accuracy of derived estimates. i should note that greenhouse gas concentration data is actually pretty good, coming from ice cores. temperature data is less direct. your argument that we don't know and can't know the answer to the question of whether or not the hockey stick pattern of temperature increase is noise, "simply because of the timescale," does not make sense to me. i've addressed the timescales of the milankovitch cycles and the "hockey stick" (of both temperature rise and greenhouse gas concentration increase). those 2 timescales are different by 3 orders of magnitude - the milankovitch cycle takes place over 100,000 years, and the "hockey stick" pattern (of both temperature increase and greenhouse gas increase) takes place over a couple hundred years. the "Reconstructed Temperature" chart - this is the Wiki page on the chart, which lists the keys for the colored lines. they are various published historical temperature reconstructions in the "Reconstructed Temperature" chart, black is instrument data through '04. the colored lines stop decades prior to '04, which is why the black line continues. posting these here again, for reference.
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