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General Discussion / Re: Chang'e 5
« Last post by Dalhousie on December 01, 2020, 11:28:49 PM »
edited highlights of scoop operation and sample deposition into container https://weibo.com/tv/v/4577649704763404

Stop motion footage of drill https://weibo.com/tv/v/4577643832737843
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General Discussion / Welcome back, Ka9q
« Last post by Kiwi on December 01, 2020, 11:12:06 PM »
Long time, no see!
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Obviousman on December 01, 2020, 07:24:30 PM »
Again, the problem isn't Trump.  He's just a symptom of the problem. 

The problem is that the GOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of right-wing media.  The RNC doesn't call the shots, FOX/Newsmax/OANN calls the shots.  The Republican Party has effectively ceased to exist as an independent entity.

Why haven't Republican leadership in Congress said anything about Trump's unhinged conspiracy theories?  Why haven't they pushed back?  Why is it state-level Republican officials are the ones having to do the heavy lifting here and beat back the crazy?  Why are they allowing this nonsense to continue? 

Because they're not the ones with the power.  Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are the ones with the power.  Hannity is Prothero from "V for Vendetta." 

Trump could drop dead tomorrow, the entire Trump family could fade into the depths of Eastern Europe away from any extradition treaties, but the problem doesn't go away.  The problem is still there, and it's getting worse, and I don't know how to stop it.  I don't know that it can be stopped. 

Yeah, good points.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Obviousman on December 01, 2020, 07:23:05 PM »
The entities over which he has control can investigate only violations of federal law.  And there is precious little federal law governing how elections can be run in states.

That is something that still amazes me - no Federal electoral agency. Sure, for state election have states run the electoral process but on the national scale? There shouldn't be different rules for different states. It's a national event, and there should be national rules.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by raven on December 01, 2020, 07:08:31 PM »
I agree. Like with the riots, it may be bubbling now, but the pot's been on the stove a long time. While not actually an 'Ancient Chinese curse', we do indeed 'live in interesting times'.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by jfb on December 01, 2020, 06:52:43 PM »
Again, the problem isn't Trump.  He's just a symptom of the problem. 

The problem is that the GOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of right-wing media.  The RNC doesn't call the shots, FOX/Newsmax/OANN calls the shots.  The Republican Party has effectively ceased to exist as an independent entity.

Why haven't Republican leadership in Congress said anything about Trump's unhinged conspiracy theories?  Why haven't they pushed back?  Why is it state-level Republican officials are the ones having to do the heavy lifting here and beat back the crazy?  Why are they allowing this nonsense to continue? 

Because they're not the ones with the power.  Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are the ones with the power.  Hannity is Prothero from "V for Vendetta." 

Trump could drop dead tomorrow, the entire Trump family could fade into the depths of Eastern Europe away from any extradition treaties, but the problem doesn't go away.  The problem is still there, and it's getting worse, and I don't know how to stop it.  I don't know that it can be stopped. 
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General Discussion / Re: Chang'e 5
« Last post by Dalhousie on December 01, 2020, 06:34:58 PM »
Seems to have landed today to begin the drilling/scooping operations.

Live broadcast of sample collection attempt begins in two hours

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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by raven on December 01, 2020, 06:13:53 PM »
True, though the fact he's willing to go against His Cheese Nibs's word and decree says something.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by JayUtah on December 01, 2020, 06:01:42 PM »
AG Barr's statement is mostly a red herring.  The entities over which he has control can investigate only violations of federal law.  And there is precious little federal law governing how elections can be run in states.  Voter misconduct is invariably a state-law violation.  So it's up to the state attorneys general to investigate and prosecute those.  Even widespread election fraud is still mostly out of AG Barr's jurisdiction.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by molesworth on December 01, 2020, 05:39:37 PM »
Well, Trump's options seem to be narrowing rapidly, as his Attorney General, Barr, has now made a public statement that the DoJ hasn't found any signs of major fraud :

https://apnews.com/article/barr-no-widespread-election-fraud-b1f1488796c9a98c4b1a9061a6c7f49d

I expect a Twitter tantrum any time soon... :-)
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