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Thursday Throughput: I Just Didn’t Want It To Be True Edition
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Lay Down Your Marker: Impeachment
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The Dark Road of Censorship
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Wednesday Writs: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
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Not the Bi-Partisan Impeachment They Were Looking For
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Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year 2019.
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Holiday Reminder: 3 Ways America Could Care for It’s Veterans Better
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UPS Truck Hijacked. Hijackers Shot, Killed. UPS Truck Driver Shot, Killed. Bystander Shot, Killed. Passive Voice Used.
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Saga Awakens
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Clare Briggs
Oh Man! Contraband!
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Clare Briggs
Santa Claus Can’t Be Every Place
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The comments...

+ "Climate change is real and occurring at an unprecedented level." Overwhelmingly supported by the scientific evidence. "Climate change of this magnitude is caused by humans." Also overwhelmingly supported [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Philip H
+ 538 has a rolling tracker of support for impeachment. It spiked upon announcement, the start of the closed-door hearings, and after Sondland testified. The high [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck
+ You won't get much of an argument on "the climate has measurably changed since we started measuring it". The issue is the chain of reasoning that [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to George Turner
+ Support could collapse - I am no fan of the lackadaisical approach of Democrats so far - but Pelosi isn't going to authorize the steps [. . .]
+ Thanks, Lee and InMD. I thought I remembered hearing both that obscenity isn't protected and that it's hard to justify (or at least justify consistently) [. . .]
AvatarEm Carpenter in reply to Michael Siegel
+ Sure it’s a nice chunk of money. But it’s not corporate lawyer money. I’m not trying to say EW has lived as a pauper, but [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to George Turner
+ And with that, poof goes the whole convoluted attempt to make something nefarious out of a glaringly obvious need to check out the country’s [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to George Turner
+ Could Obama have sought to gain politically from withholding an important defense system from US allies? Under the current standard, just the possibility that [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Dark Matter
+ My expectation is if we lower the bar this far we’re into “show me the man and I’ll find you the crime” and there’s [. . .]
+ Yeah, those damn neoliberals, wanting to solve the problem with minimal cost instead of implementing every item on the far left's wishlist at once. [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Jaybird

That's deeply reassuring, makes me feel better about Pelosi's resigned advancement of impeachment.

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to DavidTC
+ The papers were all up in arms about Obama's betrayal of our Eastern European allies to appease Russia. Romney charged "Obama stopped missile defense [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq
+ I do not like the cult of Gerta. Her fans use her as an indulgence but continue pressing on with their Western Lives after they [. . .]

From Bhaskar Sunkara in The Guardian:

Impeachment is a losing strategy for the left. Let's focus on winning in 2020

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to DavidTC
+ The DoD had already reviewed Ukraine for corruption, several times, and had consistently been giving them money that required them to do these reviews. [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Dark Matter
+ Imma walk into City Hall tomorrow and dismiss the entire City Council and install myself as Lord Viceroy of Los Angeles. "But Chip, the law doesn't [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Dark Matter
+ Sigh. I've seen these before. Lets start with this one: https://www.nber.org/papers/w10124 The author asserts the the regulatory burden can be calculated as " the difference between marginal production [. . .]
+ WW6: That was on top of a fairly generous professor salary. And a lot of us would consider $60k a year (actually $80k for [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to DavidTC
+ (Replying to this one because one of the others will vanish) He has no right to do anything in that area unless the law give [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to DavidTC
+ Okay, I give up.They're back now. Someone delete the other two of them, please, the last has the least typos. I seriously sat here for five [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Dark Matter
+ If you're trying to make the assertion that the delay was due to some sort of security review: It wasn't, and there wasn't a security [. . .]
+ Alright, I've been thinking about this. I don't think that we can compare this to anything in recent memory. Who were the names in: 2016? Clinton and Sanders. [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to George Turner
+ Well what about Obama agreeing to pull US missile defenses out of Eastern Europe if Putin would hold off on annexing Crimea and eastern [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Dark Matter
+ If you're trying to make the assertion that the delay was due to some sort of security review: It wasn't, and there wasn't a security [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to North

I remember when post hoc ergo propter hoc was called a logical fallacy, not a legal argument.

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to DavidTC
+ Well what about Obama agreeing to pull US missile defenses out of Eastern Europe if Putin would hold off on annexing Crimea and eastern Ukraine [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Dark Matter

Released, mind, after their scheme got whistle-blown.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to North
+ Your first paragraph seems to just restate my comment, that increased density can lower rents, but also at the cost of lower market desirability. Again, I [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to DavidTC

The money was put on hold in July and released Sept 11th.

AvatarDark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Googled: the cost that land use restrictions impose on rents. Google's first link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottbeyer/2016/09/30/the-verdict-is-in-land-use-regulations-increase-housing-costs/#57f087784162 It in turn has lots of links that should work for you. Google's other [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to George Turner
+ In contrast, delaying aid until a full re-review of Ukraine’s newly elected government was complete is paramount to US national security. We did complete the [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Chip, buddy, this is incoherent. If property values plunge then rents plunge. If the restrictions in California were lifted and high rise towers sprang up [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Pinky
+ Making fun OF her is probably the wrong way to describe it. I am poking fun at the DOOM scenario as it is being [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Chip Daniels
+ I made a huge Excel spreadsheet of a decade's worth of my local daily temperatures (3652 or so entries), and then added 2 C to [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to Aaron David
+ I can't make fun of her. She just seems screwed up. She seems to genuinely lack the ability to understand the people on [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Dark Matter
+ Given that I am in the real estate development industry, I would be delighted to hear a credible breakdown of the cost that land use [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Michael Cain
+ I have a semi-serious proposal to create a New Homestead Act, whereby the federal government confiscates those vast tracts of unused lands or dying small [. . .]
+ After reading the comments, I have a question: "Why should vets get cheap housing in California?" Detroit and St. Louis are literally bulldozing houses that could [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Dark Matter

Also those damned British were letting the conquered apostates in Canada continue to worship as Catholics!

AvatarDark Matter in reply to Philip H
+ That 45% of voters stayed home sickens me to no end. I go back and forth on this. The reason 45% can stay [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Philip H
+ we have statistical full employment with jobs that pay for sh!t Median incomes are going up, not down, and are at all time highs. [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels
+ I think it is probably better to stop talking about a "solution" to climate change, and start talking in terms of our reaction to it. Because, [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to DensityDuck
+ Given that we know what the alternative looks like, which is “a gun battle between moving vehicles on a crowded freeway which ends up [. . .]
+ I've heard rumblings to that effect and that sort of thing is why I thought that there would be a split impeachment. Allow the purples [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
+ assuming that with fewer restrictions the cost of housing would fall precipitously, but I don’t see any evidence to suggest that. The developers are claiming [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
+ In 1860 that was because of slavery... which for that era, meant economics. Lincoln was elected promising to destroy vast amounts of the South's [. . .]