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Re: heroes of the day

Post by thoreau » 21 Oct 2012, 18:59

I don't like Darrell Issa, but I nonetheless hope they don't strip him naked and hold him in solitary with 24 hour lighting so he can't sleep.

I mean, that's SOP in cases like this, right?
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Post by Kolohe » 21 Oct 2012, 19:03

If a compromise of SBU damages national security, you classified the material wrong.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Aresen » 21 Oct 2012, 19:09

Now, if we could just have a playback of some of Issa's splytterings about Julian Assange, they might be enjoyable.

OTOH, I suppose it is unlikely that Issa will share a cell with Bradley Manning.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 21 Oct 2012, 19:17

Aresen wrote:
Now, if we could just have a playback of some of Issa's splytterings about Julian Assange, they might be enjoyable.

OTOH, I suppose it is unlikely that Issa will share a cell with Bradley Manning.
Not with solitary confinement...
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Post by thoreau » 21 Oct 2012, 19:26

If Manning and Issa are fermions, they could occupy the same space but spin in opposite directions, so there would still just be one inmate per quantum state.

I suspect that spinning them around constantly would qualify as torture enhanced confinement.
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Post by Aresen » 21 Oct 2012, 19:40

thoreau wrote:If Manning and Issa are fermions, they could occupy the same space but spin in opposite directions, so there would still just be one inmate per quantum state.

I suspect that spinning them around constantly would qualify as torture enhanced confinement.
But wouldn't their state already be determined?
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Post by Mo » 21 Oct 2012, 20:53

Kolohe wrote:If a compromise of SBU damages national security, you classified the material wrong.
I meant more about exposing names of local assets that were working with us.
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Post by Kolohe » 21 Oct 2012, 21:04

'you' being those guys and gals that wrote the cables, of course. (french 'on')
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Hugh Akston » 21 Oct 2012, 23:08

Kolohe wrote:If a compromise of SBU damages national security, you classified the material wrong.
If your national security depends on keeping the people who work for you a secret, you're probably not doing a very good job of running your country.
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Post by Jadagul » 22 Oct 2012, 00:26

thoreau wrote:If Manning and Issa are fermions, they could occupy the same space but spin in opposite directions, so there would still just be one inmate per quantum state.

I suspect that spinning them around constantly would qualify as torture enhanced confinement.
Isn't it pretty well established that Isaa is an enormous bozo-n?

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Post by fyodor » 02 Jul 2013, 13:38

So who do we root for? Morsi or the generals?

(Naturally I'm especially interested in Mo's opinion...)
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Post by Hugh Akston » 02 Jul 2013, 13:41

I'm pretty sure this is another Patriots/Raiders game, but with no Tebow.
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Post by tr0g » 02 Jul 2013, 13:52

fyodor wrote:So who do we root for? Morsi or the generals?

(Naturally I'm especially interested in Mo's opinion...)
I suspect this is yet another case of 'meet the new boss'. I doubt it will improve things much on the ground for the average person.
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Post by Aresen » 02 Jul 2013, 13:56

fyodor wrote:So who do we root for? Morsi or the generals?

(Naturally I'm especially interested in Mo's opinion...)
Hugh Akston wrote:I'm pretty sure this is another Patriots/Raiders game, but with no Tebow.
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Post by thoreau » 02 Jul 2013, 14:19

Aresen wrote:
fyodor wrote:So who do we root for? Morsi or the generals?

(Naturally I'm especially interested in Mo's opinion...)
Hugh Akston wrote:I'm pretty sure this is another Patriots/Raiders game, but with no Tebow.
Reason aleph one plus one for not getting involved in anything taking place east of 20˚ W Longitude and west of the International Date Line.
Or south of San Diego.

(Yes, this means we no longer have anything to do with Florida.)

EDIT: Upon further reflection, I see no need to get involved in anything south of Irvine. Screw San Diego.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 02 Jul 2013, 14:23

thoreau wrote:EDIT: Upon further reflection, I see no need to get involved in anything south of Irvine. Screw San Diego.
Does that include Padres games? Because you may be on to something there.
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Post by Mo » 02 Jul 2013, 14:41

From what I hear on the ground, root for early elections first, bringing in opposition into the govt second, generals third, Morsi never.
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Post by thoreau » 02 Jul 2013, 14:44

Mo wrote:From what I hear on the ground, root for early elections first, bringing in opposition into the govt second, generals third, Morsi never.
Fine, but your sister is obligated to root for Morsi.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Mo » 02 Jul 2013, 14:48

Morsi graduated from Cairo U one year before my dad and from USC 2 years after him. However, he never met him or knew of him.
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Post by thoreau » 02 Jul 2013, 14:49

Mo wrote:Morsi graduated from Cairo U one year before my dad and from USC 2 years after him. However, he never met him or knew of him.
Still, Trojan Family, man. Trojan Family.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 02 Jul 2013, 14:53

Yeah, but a materials scientist? You want a STEM guy running a country? I mean, how impossible must it be for a guy with a PhD in STEM to resist thinking what the country needs is some social engineering?

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Post by thoreau » 02 Jul 2013, 14:54

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Yeah, but a materials scientist? You want a STEM guy running a country? I mean, how impossible must it be for a guy with a PhD in STEM to resist thinking what the country needs is some social engineering?
STEM pipeline, dude.

The Pope has a chemistry degree.
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Post by Aresen » 02 Jul 2013, 14:55

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Yeah, but a materials scientist? You want a STEM guy running a country? I mean, how impossible must it be for a guy with a PhD in STEM to resist thinking what the country needs is some social engineering?
Well, since a large part of Egypt's tourist income is from people coming to see pyramids, obviously Egypt needs to build more pyramids.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by thoreau » 02 Jul 2013, 14:59

Aresen wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:Yeah, but a materials scientist? You want a STEM guy running a country? I mean, how impossible must it be for a guy with a PhD in STEM to resist thinking what the country needs is some social engineering?
Well, since a large part of Egypt's tourist income is from people coming to see pyramids, obviously Egypt needs to build more pyramids.
And the STEM pipeline is a pyramid scheme, so having a STEM guy in charge of Egypt fits together perfectly.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 02 Jul 2013, 15:04

thoreau wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:Yeah, but a materials scientist? You want a STEM guy running a country? I mean, how impossible must it be for a guy with a PhD in STEM to resist thinking what the country needs is some social engineering?
STEM pipeline, dude.

The Pope has a chemistry degree.
You say this as though it's a good thing?

Then again, the current Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the U.S. has a doctorate in oceanography, and when dealing with the House of Bishops her knowledge of invertebrate biology must come in handy.

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