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Is ignorance bliss? 87% Posted Sep 2017

Is ignorance bliss?

Comment: 78 days ago

I wouldn't have used playing basketball as an analogy for ignorance.  Ignorance is about lack of knowledge not a lack of skill.  Maybe better about knowing all the rules of basketball and statistics of all the teams.  Or mathematics would have been a good example to use.

Squirrel enjoys fresh sheets 87% Posted Sep 2017

Squirrel enjoys fresh sheets

Comment: 78 days ago

I think that's a chipmunk, not a squirrel.

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work? 86% Posted Aug 2017

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work?

Comment: 82 days ago

You sound like a child around 12 to 14 years old.  

The 25th amendment has provisions for removal of the president without going through the impeachment process.  Article 2 of the Constitution explains how the POTUS can be convicted while in office.  Anybody in the executive branch will be removed from office if convicted of teason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

What I hear you saying confirms that there is no current government agency or person capable of removing your queen from her throne.  Of course you can create new laws or regulations that could allow it but none currently exists.  Just because something could occur, doesn't make it currently legal.  You said your queen could be removed by the government but you did not substantiate that claim.  Sorry, you lose.

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work? 86% Posted Aug 2017

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work?

Comment: 82 days ago

"Now you say she can't be criminally convicted while in office which is just the same as the POTUS and most heads of state."  You are mistaken.  The POTUS can be convicted while in office.  Didn't you watch the video?

"UK Monarchs can be forced to abdicate, can be removed from office by the government" . She cannot be removed from office by the government.  Unless I'm wrong, which I don't think I am, please show me some constitutional law that provides for the queens removal by any government official.

" they even get executed every now and again."  We had a couple assinations too.

"The closest the USA has is impeachment but as Nixon proved it doesn't work."  Actually it did work.  He resigned before being being removed from office so the threat of impeachment was enough.

"and pardon who he likes and you will watch like sheep."  Pardon is a Presidental priviledge.  By the way, which criminal are you referring to?  The sherriff who was held in contempt of court for violating a judge's order?  The same sherriff who was being held without a trial by jury which is a right given by our constitution? The same sherriff that was referring illegal aliens to ICE?  In my opinion, that sherriff was doing a great job.  He went above and beyond his duties to refer illegal activity to the correct authorities.

Hurricane Harvey destruction 87% Posted Aug 2017

Hurricane Harvey destruction

Comment: 82 days ago

That was one of the most useless video's.  The roof at the gas station was not 100% gone, it was about 10% gone.  I have been through many hurricanes and that was not major destruction.  That was not a mobile home in the video, it was an RV.  It actually look about the same from a wind storm we had in March where one of my fences went down and I lost several roof shingles.  Very minor.

Don't waste your time watching this video.

How do you buy a Rolls-Royce? 87% Posted Aug 2017

How do you buy a Rolls-Royce?

Comment: 84 days ago

I don't have time to pick out all those details.  It took me nearly a month to decide on all the colors, lighting, cabinets, materials, and other factors when designing my house.  

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work? 86% Posted Aug 2017

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work?

Comment: 85 days ago

I'm not an expert with the Crown Proceedings act of 1947 but from what I read in my research, it provides for civil suits.  That's different from criminal convictions.  Show me where the queen could be prosecuted if she kills a random citizen for no reason.  I don't believe she can be prosecuted for that and the Crown Procedings act of 1947 doesn't appear to have a provision for it either.  Can you show me the paragraph that I missed that would allow for it?

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work? 86% Posted Aug 2017

TED-Ed - How does impeachment work?

Comment: 86 days ago

Impeachment is a good idea.  The UK monarch cannot be impeached because she is above the law.  Shouldn't be that way.

Is higher education worth the money students pay? 87% Posted Aug 2017

Is higher education worth the money students pay?

Comment: 88 days ago

"Harvard can have varied entry requirements, but if a course costs $60K then the most important criteria is being wealthy or lucky."  I think you missed a major point in my comment about scholarships to those that have athletic skills, geniuses, and minorities.  Those have nothing to do with being wealthy or lucky (except maybe you can consider being born a minority a form of luck).

"like any country there are grants and scholarships available for the lucky few but those rarely cover the full cost"  Maybe for some people but there are scholarships and grants that do cover 100% of the costs.  I personally know several people who got their education free from scholarships because of their genius.  Even paid for their room and board and had cash given for food and other expenses.

Is higher education worth the money students pay? 87% Posted Aug 2017

Is higher education worth the money students pay?

Comment: 89 days ago

The admissions process for schools like Harvard use many criteria besides grades.  They can use extra curricular activities, your volunteer time in the community, your admission letter, minority status, athletic ability, etc.  If you are that genius that you mention, Harvard will probably invite you to attend by giving you a scholarship so you don't have to pay a penny.  There are also grants that are given to brilliant students that don't have the money. 

Is higher education worth the money students pay? 87% Posted Aug 2017

Is higher education worth the money students pay?

Comment: 90 days ago

We have choices in the USA.  We can go to a relatively free school in our local community or we can pay out the nose to go to an expensive university.  You can get your degree from either but one will cost you more than the other.

This is the same with almost every aspect in our lives.  We can have a used cheap car or an expensive luxury vehicle.  We can live in a mobile home or we can live in a mansion.  These are all decisions we can make in our lives without the government dictating prices.

We also have private grade schools too.  But those are not free to attend.  You can send your children to a free one if you want or you can pay for a private school.  It's your choice and the governement doesn't care which you pick.

Just get used to the idea that no matter what happens, there will always be a multi-tiered system.  Better products and services available to the rich.  If you provide free healthcare, the rich will still go to private doctors that are not paid by the government because they can afford it.

Is higher education worth the money students pay? 87% Posted Aug 2017

Is higher education worth the money students pay?

Comment: 90 days ago

All those discussions about Bernie and having higher education free led me to believe it was already free in the UK.  Now that I know you have to pay there too, then you're the same as the USA.  That is very enlightening.

13 years of school is 100% free in the USA too.  Community college which is a public school offers degrees for very little money.  It is only when you want to go to an expensive university like Harvard, Stanford, Dartmoth, and MIT that you will probably need to get a student loan.

Is higher education worth the money students pay? 87% Posted Aug 2017

Is higher education worth the money students pay?

Comment: 91 days ago

Previously, the Boreme crowd has stated all education in the USA, public and private, should be free.  That led me to believe it was already free in the UK but apparently it's not. Try practicing what you preach first.

Secular Talk - DNC hack was inside job, not Russia 88% Posted Aug 2017

Secular Talk - DNC hack was inside job, not Russia

Comment: 95 days ago

Should be but the media is biased to be anti-Trump so they will not make any effort to tell this story.

Expanding house, ready in only 10 minutes 86% Posted Aug 2017

Expanding house, ready in only 10 minutes

Comment: 103 days ago

$130,000 for almost 700 sq ft is very expensive for a home especially when that doesn't include the land.

6 things Bill Gates accurately predicted in 1999 88% Posted Jul 2017

6 things Bill Gates accurately predicted in 1999

Comment: 111 days ago

Okay, I'll get you started:

"Bioterrorism could wipe out 33 million people in less than a year."

"By 2035, there could be almost no poor countries."

 

6 things Bill Gates accurately predicted in 1999 88% Posted Jul 2017

6 things Bill Gates accurately predicted in 1999

Comment: 112 days ago

Lets hear about the predictions that haven't come true.  Those are more interesting.

Sea level rise, and what can be done about it 87% Posted Jul 2017

Sea level rise, and what can be done about it

Comment: 121 days ago

The audio quality was so poor that I considered not watching more than the first minute of the video but I somehow managed to suffer through it.   You would think a professional channel like the Real News could afford some quality microphones.  If it's a problem with the skype or whatever internet conference software they used, then they could still record the audio separately to replace it post production.  I'm not going to subject myself to that torture again.

Animated reenactment of Air Canada's near-disaster at SFO 87% Posted Jul 2017

Animated reenactment of Air Canada's near-disaster at SFO

Comment: 121 days ago

Well, he was a pilot and should have known better.  How many landings do you think go right every day without people trying to land on the taxiway?  Obviously a whole lot more successes than that idiot pilot's mistake.

Animated reenactment of Air Canada's near-disaster at SFO 87% Posted Jul 2017

Animated reenactment of Air Canada's near-disaster at SFO

Comment: 121 days ago

True and it's on the left of some water too.  That means nothing.  It's on the left of many things.

All pilots carry a book of all the airports that show where the runways are and what they are called.  How to use the book is taught on day 1 of their training when they started using a single prop cesna 20 years ago before they made their way up to the commercial flights.  Hree's a link to the page they must have with them.  http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/SFO/APD/AIRPORT+DIAGRAM/pdf

They usually use an ILS approach which has a detailed procedure too.  See this link.  http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/SFO/IAP/ILS+RWY+28R+(CAT+II+-+III)/pdf

Edit:  Links don't work so copy and paste them in:

flightaware.com/resources/airport/SFO/APD/AIRPORT+DIAGRAM/pdf

flightaware.com/resources/airport/SFO/IAP/ILS+RWY+28R+(CAT+II+-+III)/pdf

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