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Embedded instrumentation. Detection of the weakest of signals of all sorts. Synthetic aperture RADAR/SONAR and interferometric radio astronomy. Algorithms for multi-beam and spotlight. Inventor of the Rotating Graviometer.



I share not with mere Earthlings!

  • Drop down mega menu: Really hard to read the thin gray font on dark gray background.

  • The main sticking point is that under the Obama administration there were serious proposals to police the internet and in particular, ban sites like Drudge and Britebart(?) and various commentators they found to have a negative effect on achieving their goals for societal change (Hope and Change). The method of control was to be the FCC, which has a much different charter than the FTC. Thus the reversing of the rules and moves to make sure the FCC is not the internet police.

    The media outcry was rapid, very large, and avoided the main issues, including that it was about rules that never took effect and that your ISP has been selling your info all along. Many who would be in favor of the move were outraged due to getting it all wrong. It was very well done by whoever orchestrated the social media blitz.

  • Just a note Beto. There is no popular vote for President. Nobody campaigns to win a popular vote.

  • Where did I say religious tolerance was the basis?

  • If there was one thing I would want people to take away from the fairly civil discussions above, it would be to serious consider two questions. “What is the purpose of government.” and “What is the purpose of immigration?”

  • I’m like a bad penny :-) CofE was not significant after the War of the Roses then English civil war, but was a State religion for sure. Post 1600 is when colonization picks up. Many came to England before leaving for the new world. They fled what they called the church of Rome. In England, the Roundheads were taking power and they were overwhelmingly Presbyterian and Calvinist and protestant, etc., so England became a gathering place and stepping off point, like Holland. They were mostly either fleeing persecution or looking for a place to build a society based on their beliefs. Many good lessons were learned by surviving these efforts. This is what they had in common whether they were Welsh, French Huguenots, Lutherans, or whatever and they built the society from what among these ideologies was acceptable to everyone, or at least tolerable.

    I mention “protestant” above to show that in Europe they lived under protest. If the people fleeing the Caliphate were reformationists throwing off the oppressive ideology of radical nomads, there might be a valid parallel. How many Yizidis did Obama accept?

  • What? Are you trying to be funny? Is this a Daily show influence? “the right to disrespect the rule of law is an American value that we respect”. The rule of law [is] was the cornerstone of our civilization. If your car is missing, I took it. Don’t worry, just trying out your values. Got anything else I might want? Your putting a couple years of your life into acquiring them means nothing to me in this new morality.

  • Good source for a moral compass? Soap operas in space.

  • You are being silly. The colonists came here to ESCAPE oppressive religions! Where does the term “protestant” come from?

    Not interested in bringing up religion, just historical fact.

  • Ah, you are killin me man! The US Constitution (which vests ALL executive power in the President) is not a suicide pact. In international matters, conflicts between Congress and the President go to the President. Further, the President has certain duties in this area. Fedral code Section 1182(f) “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate”

    Now what?

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