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    Collusion with Russia

    Seems like the investigation is protecting itself (for good reason). The ambiguity is good .If we were to get a full window into any one area of the investigation it could compromise it (maybe not immediately but down the road) This was such a significant story that it seems to have justified the investigation showing its hand -hopefully to the least extent possible. The previous story (Giuliani admitting "collusion" occurred in the campaign was devastating enough anyway and seems to highlight the present POTUS' disregard for the democratic process and security related issues of the USA (as if this was not already apparent) It is to be hoped that Mueller's final report will establish that some aspects to all this were not as bad as feared but even that will be small consolation for what is already known (ad nauseam)
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    Collusion with Russia

    Giuliani has "gone native" . He seems not to appreciate what a nadir of decent behaviour such limited admission show. If his limited admission (he is Trump's lawyer it seems) was all that there was to it it would of itself be enough to damn anyone in Trump's shoes for their lack of reaction or apparent genuine concern to this point. If ,of course there is more to it (as common sense would suggest) we would have our answer to the reason for this lack of concern. And the Republican part is still functioning as a firewall.....
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    What is "Geometry"?

    Thanks.Yes I understand "approaches". Good to know my understanding is more or less in accordance with GR. Can I ,as an analogy (again vis a vis GR ) maybe understand geometry's relationship to its terrain like a chamaeleon's to it's? It swings each and every way...a property of the terrain rather than a thing itself...
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    What is "Geometry"?

    Especially in this context.... Mass ,energy etc are said to "curve the geometry of spacetime" Now I think I understand that this may be another way of saying that ,viewed from a different frame of reference that "straight lines" (geodesics) appear to follow a curved trajectory. If I am right there, what does this say about the meaning of the word "geometry" ? Is "geometry" a formalized setting out of all the different kinds of relationships between points on a manifold? Would that be an acceptable definition? I also think I have learned that all "geometry" is Euclidean at a sufficiently local level but when the observer tries to encompass wider regions affected by gravity then it ceases to be so (parallel lines diverge or meet at infinity) Is that correct?
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    'Stupid Woman'

    Yes it was very tangential ,I know. I have that bee in my bonnet and it gets out now and then.
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    'Stupid Woman'

    I think I was addressing the joke by J.C.MacSwell actually. He was using the bad reputation of politicians as a prop for his joke and I was objecting.to that.
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    'Stupid Woman'

    Or "misunderstandably"? Swipes at politicians at large can be cheap and lazy shots in my book.
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    Collusion with Russia

    I am not well versed in American history but the present political divide between the "two tribes" (Reps and Dems) seems a little different from the geographical differences brought up by GW (although the Dems are stronger on the E/W Coasts of course). I find myself wishing for a new divide between young and old where the old should learn a few new manners and get off the proverbial jon since the young ,at this stage have a clearer stake in the well being of the country -they ,and their children are in it for the long haul. Cannot be confident how beneficial such a theoretical transfer of influence would actually be but it would surely address climate change policy ,which I place at the top of the list of the current "derelictions of duty"
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    Collusion with Russia

    There has to be some rationale.It feels like collective dereliction of duty to me. Can Congress address that now ? Will the Senate object?
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    Collusion with Russia

    Is that new information? I thought it had been noted around the time? He also tears up documents doesn't he? The Repubs are OK with all that and put no pressure on him to desist from that behaviour? Is it his right as President to do that?
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    Collusion with Russia

    Bad comedy. I only linked it to highlight the redaction issue.But "Russian Vice-President Donald Trump" is quite close to the bone although it should more appropriately perhaps read "American Presidential puppeter VPutin"
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    Collusion with Russia

    His legal team would like to redact Mueller's final report https://www.theroot.com/rudy-giuliani-who-married-to-his-cousin-believes-trum-1831679592 Not sure about that source but this issue was being discussed last night after the NYTimes story broke. Seems ironic that anyone near Trump could bring up National Security but there you have it.
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    Mathematics and Geometry

    @Strange Yes I see my idea of "geometry" was very limited. As for the holographic principle,is it just "some information" and not "all or any"? And is it just 2d》3d or (as I had supposed ) 2d+1》3d+1 ? Regarding the entropy of a BH would this be one of the few object's where entropy can apparently be measured in a reliable way?(from my limited acquaintance with entropy it seems like a roller coaster of a phenomenon ,decreasing and increasing alternately)
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    Mathematics and Geometry

    Not this one (having just gone through the list of topics I have started). It seems like it could be a very fundamental question bearing in mind how some people seem to be speculating that the entire universe could be a holographic projection of an arrangement of 0s and 1s on the surface of a sphere (unless I have wildly misunderstood that). Anyway ,is there a freestanding entity called "mathematics" and a corresponding freestanding entity such as "geometry" or are the two joined at the hip or hips,"bleeding into each other"? The thought crossed my mind that mathematics could be like the source code to geometry similar to how the page on this screen is made visible by the html code "behind" the screen. It would be interesting to have a few examples of that. He expressed mathematical ideas in that way or his ideas more generally? Symmetry is closely connected to reflections in a mirror isn't it? Can Geometry be called mathematics using light as the tool of communication? Is maths a eunuch in that regard?
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    Mathematics and Geometry

    I understand all Geometry can be represented in a mathematical way. But the two are clearly different.Is Geometry a (sub?) branch of Mathematics or could it be the other way around? Could all Mathematics even be represented geometrically perhaps? Can ideas muscle in on the act if the "Materialists"* are allowed full license? What I am trying to ask in first place is "How,in essence is Geometry different from Maths ?" *if that is the right term for those who claim that all thoughts and ,by extension ideas can be reduced to their physical interactions...