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Old 08-26-2016, 09:13 AM   #6601
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For years, refining companies kept stuffing more and more capacity in existing facilities rather than fight the environmentalists for a new plant. To me this is an indication of a shift. It also shows that Shell, at least, believes that fracking is here to stay.

Of minor interest to me is that this raw material is more ethane than methane, which is more commonly the major constituent of natural gas.

Shell Picks Pittsburgh Area For Major Refinery : NPR
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You had me until that bit about the ice caps...
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The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal

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For so long, as a Black American, I have been told that the problem is Conservative Republicans. While I’ll admit they may have done little to try to improve African-American lives, they also don’t promise to every election season like the liberal elites. Instead we have given our loyalty and votes to Democrats, who paternalistically tell us they want to help us, but we have little to show for it since blacks started voting Democrat back in the 1960’s.



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Old 08-29-2016, 02:22 PM   #6607
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I post the following simply because it's a darkly humorous reminder of the fact that political decisions have military consequences, and regardless of how philosophers and theologans might feel about the "rightness" or "wrongness" of any specific school of thought, it bears remembering that the US Military owns a lot of helicopter gunships which fire 30mm cannon shells, and thus, the executive branch of the US government is not an entity which you really want to **** off.

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but not entirely accurate (the shells, not the statement).
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but not entirely accurate (the shells, not the statement).
I'm pretty sure that none of the targets were left alive, and there didn't appear to be collateral damage, so the accuracy was sufficient.
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btw, thanks for wasting the rest of my day with all these linked videos...
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:46 PM   #6611
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You know you enjoy watching the Hot Lead of Freedom.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:57 PM   #6612
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That dog reacted quickly.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:10 PM   #6613
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:50 PM   #6614
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Clinton Told FBI She Couldn't Recall Key Details 26 Times | LifeZette

Below is the list of things Clinton could not recall in the FBI interview:
  • When she received security clearance
  • Being briefed on how to handle classified material
  • How many times she used her authority to designate items classified
  • Any briefing on how to handle very top-secret "Special Access Program" material
  • How to select a target for a drone strike
  • How the data from her mobile devices was destroyed when she switched devices
  • The number of times her staff was given a secure phone
  • Why she didn’t get a secure Blackberry
  • Receiving any emails she thought should not be on the private system
  • Did not remember giving staff direction to create private email account
  • Getting guidance from state on email policy
  • Who had access to her Blackberry account
  • The process for deleting her emails
  • Ever getting a message that her storage was almost full
  • Anyone besides Huma Abedin being offered an account on the private server
  • Being sent information on state government private emails being hacked
  • Receiving cable on State Dept personnel securing personal email accounts
  • Receiving cable on Bryan Pagliano upgrading her server
  • Using an iPad mini
  • An Oct. 13, 2012, email on Egypt with Clinton pal Sidney Blumenthal
  • Jacob Sullivan using personal email
  • State Department protocol for confirming classified information in media reports
  • Every briefing she received after suffering concussions
  • Being notified of a FOIA request on Dec. 11, 2012
  • Being read out of her clearance
  • Any further access to her private email account from her State Department tenure after switching to her HRCoffice.com account
It is a "time-honored tradition in Washington scandals" to claim one doesn't recall as they were busy being busy Washington officials, The Associated Press said in a 2005 report on common criminal defenses inside the Beltway.

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Sounds like she has a memory problem. Should she really be POTUS if she can't remember **** is the devil?

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Since when does the flag represent the government?
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Since when does the flag represent the government?
Since at least 1892.

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I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Emphasis added for illustration.

I suppose you could argue that the government is a separate entity from the republic, though that's a bit of a stretch given that a literal reading of the word "republic" indicates that its primary meaning is a form of government, and that definitions which refer to the territory and body of people so governed are secondary. (sources: OED, Merriam-Webster, et al.)


And yes, I know that the Flag Code wasn't formally ratified until 1942. But the text of the original Francis Bellamy version is substantively identical, and includes the same "and the Republic for which it stands" text. It merely omits the "under God" clause, which was added in the late 1940s by a bunch of puritanical busybodies.

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the "under God" clause, which was added in the late 1940s by a bunch of puritanical busybodies.
1954; I was in sixth grade and we had said the pledge every morning since first grade. It was difficult not to just ramble on and omit the new phrase.
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