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You know, I have historically taken the position that environmental regulations are somewhat over the top. But do you REALLY want a combination scam artist/real estate developer at the head of doing this sort of thing?

I think that this is inevitably going to create some stories about environmental damage as well as human health consequences if it actually goes into effect. There will be some horror stories. It's just a question of whether Trump will still be in office at the time and suffer from it.
Meh. Statistics show that, historically, a large percentage of the projects continued on as originally planned. Sometimes it took years of litigation to get it, though. That litigation enriched lawyers and environmental consultants. The change brings minimal risk.
Can you provide some details on the statement that a large percentage of projects continued as originally planned? What is the percentage? What is the percentage of instances in which plans were modified due to environmental impact assessments?

We should all want potential impact assessments including assessments of cumulative impacts. The idea of saying we don't have to think about cumulative impacts is of particular concern. That is willfully closing eyes. A "see no evil" approach.
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Do we think that's because they're innocent or because they were too smart to get caught?

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I’m going with innocent. With the technology and surveillance we have today, I doubt many high profile people can get away with crimes when they’re enemies are investigating them.


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I don’t know of anything illegal she did other than allowing classified on an unclass system.

What other illegal activity was she accused of?


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CID1990 wrote:
Ibanez wrote: I’m going with innocent. With the technology and surveillance we have today, I doubt many high profile people can get away with crimes when they’re enemies are investigating them.


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I don’t know of anything illegal she did other than allowing classified on an unclass system.

What other illegal activity was she accused of?


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Hey now, it's not illegal if there isn't intent. :lol:

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CID1990 wrote:
Ibanez wrote: I’m going with innocent. With the technology and surveillance we have today, I doubt many high profile people can get away with crimes when they’re enemies are investigating them.


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I don’t know of anything illegal she did other than allowing classified on an unclass system.

What other illegal activity was she accused of?


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You’re fired! Don’t let the door (and that $62 million payout) hit you in the ass!

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Ibanez wrote:
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Do we think that's because they're innocent or because they were too smart to get caught?

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I’m going with innocent. With the technology and surveillance we have today, I doubt many high profile people can get away with crimes when they’re enemies are investigating them.


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I think we have to consider unethical in addition to illegal. While there is no proof there is a whole lot of smoke around the Clintons, especially the Foundation.

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UNI88 wrote:
Ibanez wrote: I’m going with innocent. With the technology and surveillance we have today, I doubt many high profile people can get away with crimes when they’re enemies are investigating them.


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I think we have to consider unethical in addition to illegal. While there is no proof there is a whole lot of smoke around the Clintons, especially the Foundation.

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I don’t disagree. I’ve spilled a lot of ink about the wrongness of her server.


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CID1990 wrote:
I don’t know of anything illegal she did other than allowing classified on an unclass system.

What other illegal activity was she accused of?
The Uranium One bribe allegation.
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kalm wrote:You’re fired! Don’t let the door (and that $62 million payout) hit you in the ass!

https://www.krem.com/mobile/article/mon ... a8b7b8f4e1
Now why didn't I read about this in our daily newsletter?
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SeattleGriz wrote:
kalm wrote:You’re fired! Don’t let the door (and that $62 million payout) hit you in the ass!

https://www.krem.com/mobile/article/mon ... a8b7b8f4e1
Now why didn't I read about this in our daily newsletter?
Need to know basis. Get back to work. :mrgreen:
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Chalk up another one for the Religion of Peace. Bill Barr has officially declared last month’s killing of 3 US sailors in Pensacola by a Saudi “cadet” an act of jihadist terrorism. About two dozen more Saudis will be expelled.
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Ivytalk wrote:Chalk up another one for the Religion of Peace. Bill Barr has officially declared last month’s killing of 3 US sailors in Pensacola by a Saudi “cadet” an act of jihadist terrorism. About two dozen more Saudis will be expelled.
He also wants Apple to unlock the dude’s phone

Actually, the FBI likely wants Apple to give them the ability to unlock the phone, which should not be allowed

Get a warrant and order Apple to unlock it. FBI has wanted the ability to crack into iphones for years. I think events recent as well as not so recent should illustrate for everyone why they should not have this ability


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Hiking Is Racist? The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations Comes for Nature

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Are you white? Do you like hiking? If the answer is “yes”, the Sierra Club wants you to know you’re a racist…or, at least, you are aiding and abetting racism.
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Gil Dobie wrote:Hiking Is Racist? The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations Comes for Nature

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Are you white? Do you like hiking? If the answer is “yes”, the Sierra Club wants you to know you’re a racist…or, at least, you are aiding and abetting racism.
I want to think that was a Babylonbee article trying to be satirical. :?
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Medvedev and the entire cabinet resigns to make room for Putin to make Constitutional changes.
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The newest Chevy Corvette can apparently do at least 120 mph, but it's a bad idea to test that out in a 45 mph zone. Two General Motors engineers learned that lesson the hard way last week, when they were arrested for racing in Bowling Green, Kentucky -- not far from the factory that builds the legendary sports cars.Kentucky State Police arrested Alexander Thim and Mark Derkatz on Wednesday night after a trooper spotted them driving at high speeds in two 2020 Corvette Stingrays.Thim was driving a red Corvette that reached a speed of 120 mph, according to the citation. Derkatz was in a white Corvette that was clocked at 100 mph. The posted speed on the road was 45 mph.They were charged with reckless driving, racing on a public highway and driving more than 26 mph faster than the posted speed limit.

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Authorities Horrified At Woman Who Killed Baby With Meth Instead Of Traditional Brain-Sucking Device
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HANFORD, CA—Authorities are looking for a woman who gave birth to a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in his system. "This is a complete horror," said Hanford Mayor Carl Eggburn. "She didn't even use calipers to rip the child to pieces like a decent human being."

"We have methods in order for this sort of thing. Like this brain-sucking vacuum. Why reinvent the wheel?" said Hanford superintendant Mario Waldorf.

Police obtained a murder warrant for the woman's arrest. "We couldn't really decide if this was murder or not because it was an unborn baby and all," said Sgt. Cornlock of Henford P.D. "We decided to do a coin toss. Heads, it's no biggie, tails, MURDER." The coin landed on tails.

"What she did is disgusting," said local doctor Margaret Helborn. "She spat in the face of the abortion industry."

The mother remains at large and is wanted for the first-degree murder of an unborn child without using a government-sanctioned murder tool.
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Modern day debtors prison? Mississippi makes people work to pay off debt

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Mississippi appears to be the only state where judges lock people up for an indefinite time while they work to earn money to pay off court-ordered debts. While there is no comprehensive data, legal experts who study fines, fees and restitution say Mississippi is unusual at the very least.

“We don’t know of any other states that have a program quite like Mississippi’s,” said Sharon Brett, a senior staff attorney with Harvard’s Criminal Justice Policy Program.'
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kalm wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:Hiking Is Racist? The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations Comes for Nature

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Are you white? Do you like hiking? If the answer is “yes”, the Sierra Club wants you to know you’re a racist…or, at least, you are aiding and abetting racism.
I want to think that was a Babylonbee article trying to be satirical. :?
:lol:

You really don’t know since it is all lies, half truths, omission and fabrication anyway.
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JBB wrote:
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I want to think that was a Babylonbee article trying to be satirical. :?
:lol:

You really don’t know since it is all lies, half truths, omission and fabrication anyway.
I’m starting to think you’re a Russian bot. :coffee:
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JBB wrote:
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I want to think that was a Babylonbee article trying to be satirical. :?
:lol:

You really don’t know since it is all lies, half truths, omission and fabrication anyway.
It's satire. Do you know what satire means? You keep posting fake news articles without citing the source, even a common core idiot knows to cite his/her work. :coffee:
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mainejeff2 wrote:Betty White turns 98 today. The combined age of the 4 surviving cast members of the Mary Tyler Moore Show (White, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner and Gavin McLeod) is 379 years! Wow. :shock:
That’s almost as many years as Gil, Houndy, Winterborn, and me. 8-)
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Ivytalk wrote:
mainejeff2 wrote:Betty White turns 98 today. The combined age of the 4 surviving cast members of the Mary Tyler Moore Show (White, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner and Gavin McLeod) is 379 years! Wow. :shock:
That’s almost as many years as Gil, Houndy, Winterborn, and me. 8-)
Add me in there and you’re still short by a few


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