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Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 14:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By pattern_is_full

To me, "self-employed" means able to contract...

To me, "self-employed" means able to contract freely with one's own customers, with no external "terms and conditions" set by another business entity.

If some other business entity is providing...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2021, 16:26
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

I'm arguing from a Supreme Court ruling - Nixon...

I'm arguing from a Supreme Court ruling - Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993) Unanimous decision.

Twenty-eight years ago. Do try to keep up....
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 03:26
Replies: 9,954
Views: 1,213,007
Posted By pattern_is_full

Headline: BRITISH LORRY EXPORTS TO EU INCREASE BY...

Headline: BRITISH LORRY EXPORTS TO EU INCREASE BY 2000 PER DAY!!

;)
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2021, 22:27
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

I kinda know what you mean. Trump is, in gross...

I kinda know what you mean. Trump is, in gross outline, a Socialist, but a "National Socialist."

I'm not sure I fully agree, and I'll be interested to see how the "Trumpy Republicans,"...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2021, 14:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

"10^30 Gigawatts! 10^30 GIGAWATTS?! Tom, Tom!...

"10^30 Gigawatts! 10^30 GIGAWATTS?! Tom, Tom! What was I thinking!?"

The theory may or may not be correct. But it appears it requires about a trillion* times the total energy the Earth has...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2021, 00:45
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By pattern_is_full

You could be right. But most lawsuits occur...

You could be right. But most lawsuits occur exactly because two (or more) people had rather different "would have thoughts." ;)

BTW, LowNSlow's original post (as written) is a very nice...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2021, 20:30
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By pattern_is_full

Seems to me it boils down to whether a person...

Seems to me it boils down to whether a person with a contract to rent in the future is already "an occupant."

As is the case over here, it appears a current occupant or renter in the UK cannot be...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2021, 15:41
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

Certainly. You are talking about self-interest...

Certainly. You are talking about self-interest vs. rational self-interest.

Note the important one-word difference.

Communication ("explaining to people") requires both a functioning transmitter...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2021, 06:01
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

What do you think I'm advocating? ;)

What do you think I'm advocating? ;)
24th Jan 2021, 04:29
Replies: 9
Views: 5,554
Posted By pattern_is_full

Ask Captain Chesley Sullenberger if it might not...

Ask Captain Chesley Sullenberger if it might not be a useful skill to have in the command structure ..... ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2021, 04:25
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

But....but...the Chinese! But...but...Taiwan!...

But....but...the Chinese! But...but...Taiwan! But...but....Iran!!

Some might say that we have a large, expensive military so that we can continue to ignore what the rest of the world thinks.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2021, 03:14
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

As you may have noticed, we're a little -...

As you may have noticed, we're a little - conflicted - about that. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2021, 00:25
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

You guys are all missing the point. In the...

You guys are all missing the point.

In the opinion of Rep. Boebert and her constituents - you, Paris, Parisians, and the countries that signed a climate accord in Paris (and their billions of...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2021, 16:05
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2021, 08:08
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

Don't give up so easily ;) :...

Don't give up so easily ;) : https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/11/17/trump-latinos-south-texas-tejanos-437027
_________
As to the surnames, it is complicated.

There are a lot of...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2021, 03:44
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

Taking those in reverse order: - A Green...

Taking those in reverse order:

- A Green Card does not make one a citizen, nor confer the right to vote. Fox (or whoever) garbled that, intentionally or otherwise. My wife (a Canadian) has live...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 05:38
Replies: 512
Views: 33,643
Posted By pattern_is_full

As with most of the best things in life...... ...

As with most of the best things in life......

Cynic - "A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 01:55
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

I think Brexit and Trump were more a case of...

I think Brexit and Trump were more a case of convergent evolution. Similar (not identical) gripes about growing inequalities between town and country and/or "tradition" and the 21st century.

The...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2021, 20:42
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

I would comment only that pardons for crimes not...

I would comment only that pardons for crimes not yet charged or convicted have never been challenged or tested before the law. Nor has a "self-pardon." In the case of Nixon, in his own words "One...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2021, 15:27
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

That is partly because there is more than one USA...

That is partly because there is more than one USA to understand. We are a country of 10 million km^2 and 330 million people, with significant diversity in terrain, climate, historic (and religious)...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2021, 19:29
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

Standard operating procedure. The President...

Standard operating procedure.

The President is the President until 12 noon EST on Jan. 20 - and "Air Force One" is his ride until then. And technically, Air Force One is not a specific airframe,...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2021, 05:24
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

A President can grant an amnesty to a broad class...

A President can grant an amnesty to a broad class of people: rioters, draft-avoiders, undocumented immigrants, etc.

Not quite the same as a pardon or a blanket pardon (all the crimes of one...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2021, 12:45
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

I do not think this is over - I just doubt it...

I do not think this is over - I just doubt it will succeed (except perhaps in causing more deaths).

I think a better word for the events of Jan. 6 (and any future recurrences) is a putsch. See if...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2021, 00:15
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

He can certainly issue a pardon to himself -...

He can certainly issue a pardon to himself - hell, I can issue one to myself. It is highly uncertain whether that would be recognized legally. It has obviously never been attempted before.

As I...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2021, 23:27
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,511
Posted By pattern_is_full

In the normal course of things (which rules out...

In the normal course of things (which rules out anything related to Trump), pardons are generally requested in writing by the pardonee via the Justice Department, which get referred to the White...
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