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Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 February 2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,437
Posted By crescent
I agree. By now Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the other...

I agree. By now Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the other extreme Islamic groups all have a number of people who have seen combat and survived, who have been trained by people who have been in combat many times...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 February 2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,058
Posted By crescent
Sooner or later he'll just parrot the Russian...

Sooner or later he'll just parrot the Russian line that the Ukrainians started it.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 February 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,058
Posted By crescent
Oz does indeed have some pretty tough immigration...

Oz does indeed have some pretty tough immigration policies.

Australia's immigration minister accuses asylum seekers of lying (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36972455)



Australia...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 February 2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,437
Posted By crescent
It does not seem to have harmed Trump's...

It does not seem to have harmed Trump's relationship with special forces:

Military Convoy Flying Trump Flag Belonged to SEAL Unit...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 31 January 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,439
Posted By crescent
I'm Helping!...

I'm Helping! (https://onsizzle.com/i/i-broke-a-window-at-starbucks-im-helping-memegenerator-net-7792532)
Forum: Social Studies 31 January 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,001
Posted By crescent
Just barely. There is mention of god in the Boy...

Just barely. There is mention of god in the Boy Scout Oath, and there is a "Duty to God" required badge. If a kid skips the "god" part of the oath, most troops just don't care. The Duty to God badge...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 31 January 2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,036
Posted By crescent
Well, Nixon reportedly got Bork to do his bidding...

Well, Nixon reportedly got Bork to do his bidding by promising to give Bork the next Supreme Court seat (a promise Reagan tried to keep, if the story is true).

Trump has an SC seat available RIGHT...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 January 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,036
Posted By crescent
Justice Department will not defend executive...

Justice Department will not defend executive order on travel restrictions (http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/30/politics/donald-trump-immigration-order-department-of-justice/index.html?adkey=bn)



This...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 325,645
Posted By crescent
Keep in mind a huge factor in all of that is...

Keep in mind a huge factor in all of that is local vs federal law enforcement.

The Standing Rock protesters, for example, set up two camps, one on land belonging to the pipeline company, the other...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 January 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,036
Posted By crescent
Other sources I am reading are stating that there...

Other sources I am reading are stating that there may be legitimate confusion regarding the scope of the Judge's ruling. It may apply only to a specific group of immigrants at a specific location, or...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 January 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,036
Posted By crescent
Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trumpís...

Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trumpís travel ban: ACLU (http://nypost.com/2017/01/29/customs-agents-ignore-judge-enforce-trumps-travel-ban-aclu/)



I'm not thrilled with the source, it is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 January 2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,036
Posted By crescent
The EO does not mention Islam, it just bans...

The EO does not mention Islam, it just bans immigration or entry from anyone coming from the seven nations listed.

Full text of the EO here...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 January 2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,036
Posted By crescent
My wife (E) is German with a Green Card, so she's...

My wife (E) is German with a Green Card, so she's not directly directly impacted, but it hits close enough to be worrisome.

An old friend of mine from the Peace Corps is now a Human Rights...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 January 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,018
Posted By crescent
I give him about a 50/50 chance of getting...

I give him about a 50/50 chance of getting re-elected. Most Presidents who run for re-election win, so 50/50 is much worse than average.

It saddens me to say that, but when I look around the world...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,991
Posted By crescent
I am not communicating as effectively as i would...

I am not communicating as effectively as i would like.

I see no grey in the gag order. That is legal.

I see grey in the way the rogue Twitter accounts were operating yesterday. They made...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,991
Posted By crescent
We shall see. Some of the current "rogue" twitter...

We shall see. Some of the current "rogue" twitter accounts are using agency logos and have been claiming credibility due to their employment with those agencies. They are not doing it on government...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,991
Posted By crescent
Bingo. The government gets to control what the...

Bingo. The government gets to control what the government says, with some exceptions.

The government can also limit some of what its employees say or publish if those communications relate to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,991
Posted By crescent
As best as I can tell, this is the first federal...

As best as I can tell, this is the first federal hiring freeze since 1982.

I think there have been federal hiring ceilings since then, but that is a very different sort of fish.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,991
Posted By crescent
Yesterday, @BadlandsNPS twitter account had 7k...

Yesterday, @BadlandsNPS twitter account had 7k followers. Today it has 101k. Perhaps Lord Trump has never heard of the Streisand Effect.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 January 2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,991
Posted By crescent
Badlands national park tweeted some climate info,...

Badlands national park tweeted some climate info, the tweets were deleted within an hour. My impression is that NPS employees are furious nearly to the point of insubordination.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 January 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,819
Posted By crescent
Thank you. Except that I can't figure out why...

Thank you. Except that I can't figure out why anyone would want to fertilize kudzu.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,675
Posted By crescent
Bee Movie...

Bee Movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Movie), Die Biene Maja (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_the_Bee), its all the same thing, right?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,765
Posted By crescent
This just seems so odd. SW Wyoming is covered in...

This just seems so odd. SW Wyoming is covered in wind farms, I know of at least two large electric transmission lines being built to move the energy clear through Utah and into Nevada to supply the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,819
Posted By crescent
Spicer works for a man who loves confrontation....

Spicer works for a man who loves confrontation. Trump loves to be criticized and insulted, because it gives him the excuse he needs to go on the attack. Trump thrives most when being insulted, he...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,819
Posted By crescent
See, now I have embarrassed myself, sort of. Sean...

See, now I have embarrassed myself, sort of. Sean Spicer is claiming that any visual difference between shots of Obama's inauguration and Trumps is due to the white mats the NPS put down for Trump's....
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