Jump to content
Sturgeon's House
T___A

Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, Ramlaen said:

 

 

I was just about to post this.

 

Funniest paragraph:
 

Quote

Rice's requests to unmask the names of Trump transition officials do not vindicate Trump's own tweets from March 4 in which he accused Obama of illegally tapping Trump Tower. There remains no evidence to support that claim.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/05/steve-bannon-removed-from-national-security-council.html



President Trump’s controversial chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed.
 

Bannon was put on the NSC’s “Principals Committee” as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to make sure Flynn carried through with a directive to depoliticize the NSC, a senior administration official told Fox News.

"[Obama administration National Security Adviser] Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration," Bannon said in a statement. "I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized. [National Security Adviser] General [H.R.] McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function."

Bannon only attended one meeting of the Principals Committee and Flynn was fired from his role in mid February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with a Russian official.

With McMaster replacing Flynn, Trump saw no need for Bannon to stay on the committee as a check on Flynn, the official said.

Bannon is still permitted to go to NSC meetings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/3/2017 at 0:56 PM, Collimatrix said:

Rice's requests to unmask the names of Trump transition officials do not vindicate Trump's own tweets from March 4 in which he accused Obama of illegally tapping Trump Tower. There remains no evidence to support that claim.

 

On 4/3/2017 at 0:56 PM, Collimatrix said:

I was just about to post this.

 

Funniest paragraph:
 

 

Wait, what?

 

Trump's Tweet says jack shit about "illegally tapping" anything.

 

 

Trump said his wires were tapped. This has been demonstrated.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I could be confused, but I thought he was talking about the government and advertisers forcing them on google, but it's been a long day and I'm stupid tired, so I may be more retarded than normal. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Belesarius said:

 

A lot is being made of this by Bannon's detractors. Honestly it's not that big of a deal. It's like the Beltway Establishment has never watched The Apprentice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Ramlaen said:

 

This clown from my state also called a near 1-1 Scalia replacement 'stacking the court'.

 

That's why this whole thing baffles me. Why would you spend so much political capital on this fight when the balance of the court was already in your favor? Save your ammunition when a formerly liberal seat was up for replacement. Truly, the hate and fear Trump inspires in his enemies drives them to do strange things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, T___A said:

 

That's why this whole thing baffles me. Why would you spend so much political capital on this fight when the balance of the court was already in your favor? Save your ammunition when a formerly liberal seat was up for replacement. Truly, the hate and fear Trump inspires in his enemies drives them to do strange things.

 

It's because the Democratic Party has nowhere left to fight but with the court system.

 

Since 2010, there have been something like close to 1,000 elected positions at the state and national level which have flipped from Democrat to Republican. There are exactly 16 Democrat governors left in the country (with Alaska' governor being an "Independent"). And of those, only a handful of states have a Democrat governor AND a majority Democrat legislature. 

 

And the way things are going, 2018 is likely to see the Democrats lose even more seats.

 

The only way the Democrats have been able to maintain any semblance of power is the fact that they are able to judge shop in the Judiciary while using Federal and state bureaucracies to stymie reform. Oh, and they have the traditional mainstream media in their pockets as well.

 

All I have to say is the Democrats better have a staff of paramedics and nutritionists on hand 24/7 to constantly watch Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Donward said:

 

It's because the Democratic Party has nowhere left to fight but with the court system.

 

Since 2010, there have been something like close to 1,000 elected positions at the state and national level which have flipped from Democrat to Republican. There are exactly 16 Democrat governors left in the country (with Alaska' governor being an "Independent"). And of those, only a handful of states have a Democrat governor AND a majority Democrat legislature. 

 

And the way things are going, 2018 is likely to see the Democrats lose even more seats.

 

The only way the Democrats have been able to maintain any semblance of power is the fact that they are able to judge shop in the Judiciary while using Federal and state bureaucracies to stymie reform. Oh, and they have the traditional mainstream media in their pockets as well.

 

All I have to say is the Democrats better have a staff of paramedics and nutritionists on hand 24/7 to constantly watch Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 

The main  stream media being on their side may not be an advantage, considering just how bad at their jobs the media has gotten, and the legacy media is already dead, they just don't know it yet, only old people watch network and or cable TV/News. Joe Rogan probably has more followers than NBC, ABC, and CBS combined!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Similar Content

    • By T___A
      Reposting for those that didn't see it the first time around:

       
      https://www.theepochtimes.com/spygate-the-true-story-of-collusion_2684629.html
    • By Tied
      Yes
       
      i personally support it, by finding the KGB Felix Dzerzhinsky greatly improved state scurrility both inside the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and abroad (their jurisdiction was only domestic, but they kept the internationally influential people safe at night)   a dedicated defender of both the Revolution and all the Soviet peoples     what do you think of this news?
    • By Xoon
      Colonization Of The Solar System

       
      This thread is for discussing the colonization of the solar system, mainly focusing on Mars and the Moon since they are the most relevant. 
      Main topics include transportation, industry, agriculture, economics, civil engineering,  energy production and distribution, habitation, ethics and politics. 
       
       
       
       
      First order of business, our glories tech messiah Elon Musk has set his eyes on Mars:
      Reason stated? Because being a interplanetary species beats being a single planetary species. 
       
      How does he plan to do this?
      By sending two cargo ships by 2022 to Mars for surveying and building  basic infrastructure, then two years later in 2024 sending 4 ships, two cargo ships and two crewed ships to start the colonization. First thing would be to build fuel refineries and expanding infrastructure to support more ships, then starting to mine and build industry. 
       
      This could mark a new era in human history, a second colonization era, this time without the genocides. The economic potentials are incredible, a single asteroid could easily support the entire earths gold, silver and platinum production for a decade. The moon holds a lot of valuable Helium 3, which right now is worth 12 000 dollars per kilogram! Helium is a excellent material for nuclear reactors. 
       
       
       

       
       
      Speaking about the moon, several companies have set their eyes on the moon, and for good reason.
      In my opinion,  the moon has the possibility of becoming a mayor trade hub for the solar system.  Why is this? Simply put, the earth has a few pesky things called gravity, atmosphere and environmentalists. This makes launching rockets off the moon much cheaper. The moon could even have a space elevator with current technology!  If we consider Elon Musk's plan to travel to Mars, then the Moon should be able to supply cheaper fuel and spaceship parts to space, to then be sent to Mars. The Moon is also rich in minerals that have not sunk to the core yet, and also has a huge amount of rare earth metals, which demands are rapidly increasing. Simply put, the Moon would end up as a large exporter to both the earth and potentially Mars. Importing from earth would almost always be more expensive compared to a industrialized Moon. 
       
      Now how would we go about colonizing the moon? Honestly, in concept it is quite simple.When considering locations, the South pole seems like the best candidate. This is because of it's constant sun spots, which could give 24 hour solar power to the colony and give constant sunlight to plants without huge power usage. The south pole also contain dark spots which contains large amount of frozen water, which would be used to sustain the agriculture and to make rocket fuel. It is true that the equator has the largest amounts of Helium 3 and the best location for rocket launches. However, with the lack of constant sunlight and frequent solar winds and meteor impacts, makes to unsuited for initial colonization. If the SpaceX's BFR successes, then it would be the main means of transporting materials to the moon until infrastructure is properly developed. Later a heavy lifter would replace it when transporting goods to and from the lunar surface, and specialized cargo ship for trans portion between the Moon, Earth and Mars. A space elevator would reduce prices further in the future.  Most likely, a trade station would be set up in CIS lunar space and Earth orbit which would house large fuel tanks and be able to hold the cargo from  cargo ships and heavy lifters. Sun ports would be designated depending on their amount of sunlight. Year around sunlight spots would be dedicated to solar panels and agriculture. Varying sun spots would be used for storage, landing pads and in general everything. Dark spots would be designated to mining to extract its valuable water. Power production would be inistially almost purely solar, with some back up and smoothing out generators. Later nuclear reactors would take over, but serve as a secondary backup energy source. 
       
       
      The plan:
      If we can assume the BFR is a success, then we have roughly 150 ton of payload to work with per spaceship. The first spaceship would contain a satellite to survey colonization spot. Everything would be robotic at first. Several robots capable of building a LZ for future ships,  mining of the lunar surface for making solar panels for energy production, then mining and refinement for fuel for future expeditions. The lunar colony would be based underground, room and pillar mining would be used to cheaply create room that is also shielded from radiation and surface hazards. Copying the mighty tech priest, a second ship would come with people and more equipment. With this more large scale mining and ore refinement would be started. Eventually beginning to manufacturing their own goods. Routinely BFRs would supply the colony with special equipment like electronics, special minerals and advanced equipment and food until the agricultural sector can support the colony.  The colony would start to export Helium 3 and rocket fuel, as well as spacecraft parts and scientific materials. Eventually becoming self sustaining, it would stop importing food and equipment, manufacturing it all themselves to save costs. 
       
      I am not the best in agriculture, so if some knowledge people could teach us here about closed loop farming, or some way of cultivating the lunar soil. Feel free to do so.
       
       
      Mining:
      I found a article here about the composition of the lunar soil and the use for it's main components:

      In short, the moon has large amounts of oxygen, silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium and titanium in it's soil.
      How do we refine them? By doing this.
       
      Aluminum could be used for most kinds of wiring to requiring high conductivity to density ratio. Meaning power lines, building cables and such. Aluminum is not very suited for building structures on the surface because of the varying temperatures causing it to expand and contract. Iron or steel is better suited here. Aluminum could however be used in underground structures where temperatures are more stable.  Aluminum would also most likely end up as the main lunar rocket fuel. Yes, aluminum as rocket fuel. Just look at things like ALICE, or Aluminum-oxygen. Aluminum-oxygen would probably win out since ALICE uses water, which would be prioritized for the BFRs, since I am pretty sure they are not multi-fuel. 
       More on aluminum rocket fuel here:
      https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/88130-aluminum-as-rocket-fuel/&
      http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/realdesigns2.php#umlunar
      https://blogs.nasa.gov/Rocketology/2016/04/15/weve-got-rocket-chemistry-part-1/
      https://blogs.nasa.gov/Rocketology/2016/04/21/weve-got-rocket-chemistry-part-2/
       
      Believe it or not, but calcium is actually a excellent conductor, about 12% better than copper. So why do we not use it on earth? Because it has a tendency to spontaneously combust in the atmosphere. In a vacuum however, this does not pose a problem. I does however need to be coated in a material so it does not deteriorate. This makes it suited for "outdoor" products and compact electrical systems like electric motors. Yes, a calcium electric motor.  
       
       
      Lastly, a few articles about colonizing the moon:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonization_of_the_Moon
      https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-scientists-say-we-could-colonise-the-moon-by-2022-for-just-10-billion
      https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/HEP_Lunar.html
       
      NASA article about production of solar panels on the moon:
      https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20050110155.pdf
       
      Map over the south pole:
      http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/images/gigapan
       
       
      Feel free to spam the thread with news regarding colonization. 
       
       
×