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  1. But it's clear from the context of his post that that's not what he meant.
  2. I want justice, not exaggerated charges. She should be in prison for not more than 11 years, or fined, or both, as per the law.
  3. 18 USC §793. Malintent isn't required for prosecution, only negligence. See for example the case of General Petraeus, who was prosecuted in 2015 for mishandling classified materials. 18 USC §1924. She stored classified materials on an unauthorized computer. It seems like you're reaching to find technicalities that excuse what she did. Of course there are conspiracies to usurp law and justice. There are many confirmed cases of just such a thing, as a quick google search will demonstrate for you. It's almost as if powerful people do shady things to stay in power . Who? Clinton is the establishment personified. Name a single person who you think has considerably more power and influence. Also note that I never claimed the Clintons don't have powerful enemies. It doesn't say that, nor did I claim it did. I provided that quote to establish that the decisions regarding her punishment were clearly politically motivated.
  4. Oh, and as for this: -18 USC §793 Gross negligence in the handling of classified materials. I'm not sure how this can be argued. -18 USC §1924 Unauthorized retention of classified materials. She stored classified information on an unauthorized private server. As Comey said himself: "To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now."
  5. "In various interviews, Clinton has said that "I did not send classified material, and I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified."[87] However, in June and July 2016, a number of news outlets reported that Clinton's emails did include messages with classification "portion markings".[88][89] The FBI investigation found that 110 messages contained information that was classified at the time it was sent. Sixty-five of those emails were found to contain information classified as "Secret"; more than 20 contained "Top-Secret" information.[90][91] Three emails, out of 30,000, were found to be marked as classified, although they lacked classified headers and were only marked with a small "c" in parentheses, described as "portion markings" by Comey. He also said it was possible Clinton was not “technically sophisticated” enough to understand what the three classified markings meant.[92][93][94] According to the State Department, there were 2,093 email chains on the server that were retroactively marked as classified by the State Department at the "Confidential" confidential level.[95][96] Of the 2,100 emails that contained classified information, Clinton personally wrote 104 and her aides wrote hundreds more.[44][97]" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton_email_controversy#Classified_information_in_emails "Bill Clinton’s CIA Director Was Pardoned During Plea Negotiations for Storing Classified Data on Home Computer: John Deutch, CIA director under President Clinton, was found to have classified information on a government-owned computer in his home several days after he left the CIA. He had to be pardoned in the middle of plea negotiations by Hillary’s husband." Yes.
  6. Yes. Have you read any of her leaked emails? She's like Machiavelli's wet dream. https://therationalists.org/2016/03/27/hillary-clinton-versus-the-world/ The GOP is a shell of its former self. It was easily co-opted by the shallow buffoon Trump. I don't think anyone has ever made the claim that Clinton is dumb. She's undoubtedly very smart. It's her sociopathic behavior that should make people afraid. The emails are criminal. What she did was criminal. If she wasn't Hillary Clinton she would be in prison, and rightfully so. http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/hillary-clinton-email-10-punished-less/
  7. Because (A/B)*(B/A) = (A/A)*(B/B) = 1*1 = 1. Try it out with numbers. If you have [(x+y)/(x-y)]*[(x-y)/(x+y)], pick random numbers for x and y. For example, x=6 and y=2: [(6+2)/(6-2)]*[(6-2)/(6+2)] = [8/4]*[4/8] = [2]*[1/2] = 1. https://www.google.com/search?q=z%3Dx-y+plot&rlz=1CASMAE_enUS631US631&oq=z%3Dx-y+plot
  8. Well of course, doesn't everyone always get participation trophies for everything they participate in?
  9. elfmotat

    Quantum woo

    It's pretty hard to argue at this point that consciousness is anything other than some emergent property of information processing in the brain. And I agree, quantum phenomena is only relevant at scales much smaller than that of neurons.
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    Quantum woo

    For example? Usually this comes down to misunderstanding what is meant by "observer." I don't think consciousness has ever seriously been considered as relevant to QM.
  11. James (The Amazing) Randi. Not so much for the magic itself, but for everything he's done for skepticism and rational thought.
  12. You could try being honest with her. Write her a letter so that you can organize your thoughts, and tell her basically what you told us: that her divorce from reality is causing a rift in your relationship, you find it unhealthy, and you've considered cutting her out of your life because of it. Maybe she'll do some self-reflection, maybe not. Worth a try though.
  13. It depends on the type of thermistor you're considering. See the wiki page for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinhart%E2%80%93Hart_equation
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