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Huckleberry of Yore

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  1. Not sure if this is related, but I can do the opposite. Through a muscular action I can't describe exactly, I can improve focus, but 1) can only do it with one eye open, and 2) the image appears to shrink in terms of my perception. A couple years ago, I exercised this ability frequently. Last year my contact lens prescription changed so that I needed weaker correction; I'm not sure if it's related or not.
  2. My ancestors conspired against yours (I presume). But, yes, I do behave mischievously on occasion. Don't expect to be convicted any time soon.
  3. I collude with my coworkers on a daily basis. I've never conspired. Crimes committed before the campaign. If all Muller has is the payment to Stormy then out with it. Experts I've heard say it is absolutely not illegal; but if it is, get on with it. And remember, Bill Clinton was impeached because he lied under oath. Flynn has pled guilty to lying to investigators, despite not being under oath, and even though the investigators encouraged him to not have an attorney present.
  4. The term collusion is not found in the statute. Furthermore, conspiracy is not the same as collusion, and even more importantly conspiracy itself is not illegal. Strictly speaking, it must be conspiracy to defraud or obstruct. The conspiracy is not what makes it illegal. The act that is conspired must be illegal. If the act is illegal then conspiring to do it is also illegal. Trump has indicated he will declassify the FISA applications. I think he has put it off since the left will go apoplectic and scream obstruction. But maybe we agree: declassify everything...without redactions.
  5. Collusion is not a crime. By discussing this topic we are in fact colluding. Show me in the criminal code where "collusion" is illegal. AFAIK paying foreign spies for propaganda and submitting it to a FISA judge as evidence is most likely a very serious crime. (Added) Here is collusion: “This is my last election ... After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama said, expressing confidence that he would win a second term. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” said Medvedev, Putin’s protégé and long considered number two in Moscow’s power structure. Many on the right decried this as despicable, but I don't recall anyone saying it was illegal.
  6. How would you, unless I told you? "Carol Fortine Ochoa is the Inspector General for the U.S. General Services Administration. The U.S. Senate confirmed her as the Inspector General on July 29, 2015." Source: https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/organization/leadership-directory/inspector-general US Constitution: "No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state." Are you suggesting that paying for lodging in a hotel owned by Trumps businesses is a present? By this logic Obama would have been equally as guilty by virtue of the fact that foreigners bought copies of his books. Ridiculous.
  7. "The GSA inspector general recommends a legal review of the lease but stops short of suggesting it should be canceled. " "— which he still profits from —" I think it's absurd to suggest Trump has any interest in making money as President. Not only does he have way more money than he could ever need, he would surely have made much more money during his term if he hadn't taken the job. Unlike Clinton and Obama, Trump made his fortune prior to and despite his duties in office.
  8. Given the rate of technological expansion I expect we are near the cusp of any inflection point where truly amazing things will now be possible. Gene editing and other technologies will likely result in a vast array of innovations, including developing and modifying species. Including humans, maybe including wooly mammoths, velociraptors....
  9. Newton's method was mentioned. sqrt(N) = a= N a=a-(a*a-N)/2/a Repeat until abs(a*a-N)<eps. For N=2 my calculator converged at 6 iterations.
  10. They are working on it. http://www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol725.htm "resent urges within the Department of Homeland Security are for immediate gratification. They have this Giant Urge to just walk out along the border and -- while using some magical tool -- find a tunnel in ten minutes. This does not happen. "
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