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by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Fivethirtyeight
Replies: 5
Views: 4457

Fivethirtyeight

Fivethirtyeight has shown the chances of Reps taking the Senate at just a little over a coin toss for the past few weeks. Now, however, they are breaking big for the Republicans. Pretty sure its going to be a Rep Congress in both houses now. This was absolutely a referendum on Obama. When you can't ...
by Embar Angylwrath
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ebola
Replies: 12
Views: 9021

Re: Ebola

Obama has mishandled the messaging, in 24 hours going from days of "we don't need an ebola czar, CDC is doing just fine" to "I've appointed a political hack as ebola czar, because CDC isn't doing so good". He's right on one point, CDC has fucked up. They weren't prepared for this. Lost in all the no...
by Embar Angylwrath
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Geekness
Topic: Skunk Works takes fusion in a new direction.....smaller
Replies: 4
Views: 6678

Re: Skunk Works takes fusion in a new direction.....smaller

For those of us a little longer in the teeth, isn't this a little bit of a dated concept? I thought non-tokamak magnetic field containment of fusion reactions was explored in the 90s, very similar to what is described in the article. I hope it does work, but it seems like a rehash of something alrea...
by Embar Angylwrath
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Royals v Giants
Replies: 1
Views: 10284

Royals v Giants

I've been a long suffering (very long suffering) Royals fan. They are playing some of the best ball I've ever seen, especially on defense. Some of the more recent games have had phenomenal defensive plays. I'm really looking forward to the World Series. The Giants play a very different kind of ball....
by Embar Angylwrath
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 11
Views: 5822

Re: Ukraine

Guess I was wrong about Putin. Looks like he wants more of Ukraine.
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...
Replies: 60
Views: 28372

Re: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...

Dont know why that didn't work.

Dd.. does Russia have the right to carve out an Aboriginal State in Oz?
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...
Replies: 60
Views: 28372

Re: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...

This is a misconception; The Palestinian goal, as we have already proved, is the the total destruction of the Jewish state. Their leaders have also admitted that they'd rather see the land in ruin than be successful under Jewish rule. If the Palestinians dropped these views, accepted the Jewish peo...
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...
Replies: 60
Views: 28372

Re: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...

If you were the in a region where every other country around you wanted to wipe you off the map, what do you think would be a reasonable response?
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: USSC and Hobby Lobby
Replies: 18
Views: 12085

Re: USSC and Hobby Lobby

The other confusing part is there's no clear distinction between which contraceptives are disallowed and which aren't. Abortion-relation is simply wrong because ALL the contraceptives in question have a anti-ovulation measure (like hormonal ones), and also have anti-implantation mechanisms (also li...
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Malaysia Air Flight 17
Replies: 12
Views: 9813

Re: Malaysia Air Flight 17

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2 ... ng-of-MH17

Much respect for the CS Monitor. I think they found the smoking gun on the attack.
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Malaysia Air Flight 17
Replies: 12
Views: 9813

Malaysia Air Flight 17

If it turns out the Russians were behind the downing of MA-17, which had 23 Americans on it, what do you think our response will be? And what do you think it should be?
by Embar Angylwrath
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying A House
Replies: 109
Views: 58136

Re: Buying A House

Congrats on the new digs Ara!
by Embar Angylwrath
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 11
Views: 5822

Re: Ukraine

Tanks and rocket launchers now being provided to Russian separatists. So far, the number of tanks and launchers is low, and they seem to be old design, but the message is still the same with almost zero cost to Russia. Sending in WWII era T-34s leaves the door open to sending in T-90s, which are som...
by Embar Angylwrath
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The VA
Replies: 5
Views: 4129

Re: The VA

I'm largely in agreement with Ara on his recommendations. And they should be applied to all levels of government workers. This is what happens when people in government unionize. It's hard enough to rein in a bureaucracy, in fact I'm not sure it has ever been done. They are either consumed by anothe...
by Embar Angylwrath
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Lerner, the IRS, Holder and the DOJ.
Replies: 8
Views: 5054

Re: Lerner, the IRS, Holder and the DOJ.

You mean IRS, right? Which is controlled by the sitting Administration. Next... IRS "lost" two years of Lerner emails. At least that's the reason they say they can't produce them. Anyone getting the picture yet? How long will you take "I only found out about this on the evening news" as an excuse fr...
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu May 22, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The VA
Replies: 5
Views: 4129

The VA

So now you're seeing what a single payer heathcare system does to patient care quality. As with every other large bureaucratic organization, the mission morphs into job preservation. Obama's response to this has been terrible, and just a bunch of bullshit nonsense. How in the hell can he be angry ab...
by Embar Angylwrath
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Lerner, the IRS, Holder and the DOJ.
Replies: 8
Views: 5054

Re: Lerner, the IRS, Holder and the DOJ.

Not sure you're getting the finer detail here. If you recall, Lerner responded to a question that she had planted. Her response addressed allegations that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, and she stated that it was just a few "rogue" agents in a Cincinnati office, and it didn't go any high...
by Embar Angylwrath
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Lerner, the IRS, Holder and the DOJ.
Replies: 8
Views: 5054

Lerner, the IRS, Holder and the DOJ.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/16/breaking-new-emails-show-lois-lerner-contacted-doj-about-prosecuting-tax-exempt-groups-n1825292?utm_source=TopBreakingNewsCarousel&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingNewsCarousel No wonder she took the 5th. Sure looks like this is emerging as a...
by Embar Angylwrath
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 11
Views: 5822

Re: Ukraine

Heating up there. That noted, the media is hyping it up. They reported Russian troops were massing on the borders, and then cited existing Russian bases and airfields that were long established on the border. There were, however, a couple of places where Russian conventional military were massing wh...
by Embar Angylwrath
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: 401(k)s are a sham?
Replies: 6
Views: 4489

Re: 401(k)s are a sham?

@ Ara - 401(k) plans can be incredibly beneficial for the employee, I wouldn't paint them with so wide a brush. The benefit to the employee really depends on how the plan is administered, and the matching contribution level of the company. I'll use mine as an example: Our 401(k) plan is an "opt-out"...