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  1. To be held criminally accountable. Rittenhouse may still be held civilly accountable to the estates of the deceased and to the injured (although self-defense is sure to play a role there, too). The general public can also freely choose whether it wants to associate with Rittenhouse or not.
  2. For Wisconsin, the statutory requirement with the assumption of provocation is: "A person who engages in unlawful conduct of a type likely to provoke others to attack him or her and thereby does provoke an attack is not entitled to claim the privilege of self-defense against such attack, except when the attack which ensues is of a type causing the person engaging in the unlawful conduct to reasonably believe that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. In such a case, the person engaging in the unlawful conduct is privileged to act in self-defense, but the person is not privileged to resort to the use of force intended or likely to cause death to the person's assailant unless the person reasonably believes he or she has exhausted every other reasonable means to escape from or otherwise avoid death or great bodily harm at the hands of his or her assailant. The privilege lost by provocation may be regained if the actor in good faith withdraws from the fight and gives adequate notice thereof to his or her assailant." with the caveat: "A person who provokes an attack, whether by lawful or unlawful conduct, with intent to use such an attack as an excuse to cause death or great bodily harm to his or her assailant is not entitled to claim the privilege of self-defense." https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/939/iii/48
  3. Yes, you can actively seek out situations where you are probably going to be threatened. This is a good thing; it is the basis, for example, for the Civil Rights marches, or for counterprotests at e.g. racist rallies. And in doing so, you do not lose the right to self-defense - whether with a firearm or otherwise. In Wisconsin, at least, you only lose your right to self-defense when you actively provoke an attack. Additionally: "stand your ground" is specifically about the duty to retreat. Kyle Rittenhouse did retreat, several times. Whether he did so enough may be up for debate. Further, Wisconsin does not have a stand-your-ground law.
  4. Um. If you mean Jacob Blake, then Rittenhouse didn't shoot or harm him. That was by police, and was the subject of the protest itself. Otherwise, none of the 4 people Rittenhouse shot at were paralyzed. He killed 2 (Rosenbaum and Huber), hit and "vaporized" the bicep of 1 (Grosskruetz), and missed 1 ("Jumpkick man", who was not identified during the trial). Not quite. According to the judge, the prosecution was not allowed to refer to them as victims, as that was the question the trial itself was answering.
  5. Let's start with this: "Since the conjecture is correct with n, we have B ≠ Ø." Your definition of B was: "B is also the set of the odd and prime numbers y which qualify the expression y < 2n". How does the conjecture relate to the nonemptiness of B (which, if anything is obviously true - there is always an odd number below 2*n)? It sounds like you're trying to define B based on summing, but you have not done so.
  6. Because the property (a + b)*c = a*c + b*c requires it. Or, to slightly modify what John Cuthber said: if you cancel someone else's debt, you are giving them money.
  7. So how is that n proven to exist in the Actor system? What you're saying reminds me of the fact that e.g. any strictly decreasing sequence of ordinals is, in fact, finite, even though (if the initial value is infinite) it can be arbitrarily long. However, I still don't see what it is about the Actor system that forces the "stop" message to be eventually acted on.
  8. I guess my question is, if the "stop" message can be postponed for an unbounded time, why it couldn't be postponed forever, analogous to the Turing machine algorithm.
  9. Why is one of the computations guaranteed to stop while the other isn't?
  10. That said, curvature of a (near-)circle is supposed to be 1/radius, which in the case of the Earth is (if I haven't made a mistake) 16 in/mi^2. I'm guessing that the source thinks that the deviation from flat is supposed to be curvature*distance^2, rather than half that (similar to how the displacement after constant acceleration from a standstill is not a*t^2, but (1/2) a*t^2).
  11. Um. What? Don't get me wrong, I think the OP is wrong, but this almost sounds like the objection to acceleration in the form of meters per seconds squared because there's no such thing as a square second. "8 inches per miles squared" just means that each mile, the rate at which the Earth "drops away" changes by 8 inches per mile (using an approximation where the surface looks like a parabola). The units of curvature are inverse distance, and 8 inches/miles^2 is inverse distance.
  12. Sorry, I didn't quite read closely enough; replace j in the above with k. When you have an answer for that: I think that you have not understood what is so essential about the complex numbers. They are algebraically closed, that is, any nonconstant polynomial with complex coefficients will have a complex root. For example, the complex polynomial x^2 - i will have a complex root. As such, any "addition" of the type you have constructed will, inevitably, result in some kind of redundancy. In most cases, all that happens is that you essentially come up with something equivalent to "multiple copies of the complex numbers". In this case: any "recomplex" number can be expressed as: a + b*(1/2 + j*sqrt(2)/4 - k*sqrt(2)/4) for some complex numbers a and b. I'll call the constant in the above C. Then (a1 + b1*C) + (a2 + b2*C) = (a1 + a2) + (b1 + b2)*C, and (a1 + b1*C)*(a2 + b2*C) = (a1*a2) + (b1*b2*C), if I haven't made any arithmetic errors. You can see some effects of this, e.g. if you try to find (sqrt(2)*j - i + 1)/(sqrt(2)*j + i - 1). Depending how close you approximate sqrt(2), you will get absurdly large values, which are an artifact of the fact that you are, in essence, dividing by 0.
  13. plus or minus (sqrt(2)/2 - i*sqrt(2)/2). Alternatively: if I've skim-understood correctly, you've defined j such that j^2 = -i. In that case, what do you get when you multiply (sqrt(2)*j - i + 1) and (sqrt(2)*j + i - 1)?
  14. I accept that this is an impression, and that I probably overstated with "blatantly". My point isn't simply that Maxine Waters called for violence; my point is that the method in which Pelosi analyzed Waters's statement is very different from the method in which she analyzed Trump's statements. And yes, there are reasons to do so - Trump has been and was blatantly dishonest, and blatantly pandered to white supremacists and conspiracy theorists. But I don't think that someone who can analyze Trump's statements and see beyond the perfunctory "Peacefully protest!" can think that Waters's statement was only about "confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement".
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