User Profile: flyingrobots

flyingrobots

Member Since: August 17, 2011

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  • [6] June 24, 2016 at 2:35pm

    Well said, very well said. Removing borders so you can rule over people isn’t the way to go. Removing borders so people can, on the own accord, interact freely (with full respect of life, liberty and property) is exactly right.

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  • [2] April 1, 2016 at 12:31pm

    Electric motors are amazing when it comes to torque and speed. I think the work being done to improve their cost, reliability and energy consumption is cool. We still have an energy density problem. Hydrocarbons still rule the roost in terms of energy density and even with 30% efficient engines have 10 times the energy of the best batteries that we have.

    The big question is whether or not we can increase electrical energy density. You would find electric trucks and cars to be far superior than their gas or diesel counterparts in terms of torque and speed. Acceleration is fantastic.

    However, I’m sticking with gasoline now because I can go further, fill up quicker and its cheaper.
    I figure we’ll see batteries go by the way side and we’ll use technology that will convert something directly into electricity (like a fuel cell of some sort). You have to be able to engineer things on a molecular level for batteries to get close to hydrocarbons in terms of energy density.

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  • [4] March 23, 2016 at 10:18am

    Our caucus was very orderly, they checked ID’s, you received a voting card signed by an official with your name on it once you presented your ID. If you voted online, a red mark was drawn on your ID making it impossible for you to vote during the caucus

    You had to present your voting card before you received an official ballot. We ran out of ballots, ad-hoc ballots were created but had the signature of one of caucus president/director to be valid. NO ONE received a ballot unless you had a voting card with out a red line on it.

    Ours was legit, it was run very well.

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  • [1] February 25, 2016 at 7:33am

    This is the best marketing event in Apple’s history. This fight with the Federal Government is having the effect of establishing themselves as the most secure phone on the planet. Whether or not it is true is another story, but this will be the effect.

    I personally think that because of the number of laws on the books, you and I are in violation of at least one of them. Because we have unscrupulous prosecutors who don’t really care much about justice, because it is so easy to put someone away for some innocent thing, that this is needed. We need to be secure in our effects, we need to be able to keep things from others, including government.

    Yes, people will use these technologies to do ill, but that has always been the case….

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  • [1] February 23, 2016 at 6:38pm

    I’m a big conceal carry supporter. There is the realization though that the good guy doesn’t always win a gunfight, glad this guy came out on top.

  • [-2] February 17, 2016 at 9:27am

    EMP affects long transmission lines. It will affect power supplies plugged into your 110 volt or 220 volt outlet. It will affect those things plugged into the grid. Mainly the power supplies attached.

    So a desktop computer will go down. But it is very likely that core electronics will survive. Your cell phone will survive (the towers may be out). Your car may stall, but it is very likely it will start up again.

    The damage to the grid will no doubt be devastating. Transformers may be shorted/blow up, smoking transfer stations, etc. Definitely your refrigerator motor coils may be fried. But many things will still work.

    It will be rough, but 90% of the population die? Not so sure.

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  • [41] February 12, 2016 at 5:19pm

    Trump will use the same bully tactics when he is in office. I don’t care if it is for or against what I would see realized. Its wrong, dictatorial and tyrannical. This isn’t who we are.

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  • [-3] February 8, 2016 at 7:56am

    Only things attached by long wires would be affected by EMP. So yes, anything plugged into the wall would be toast. Cell towers, toast.

    On the other hand, your car would stall, but would likely start up again. You cell phone, tablet and computer would probably survive.

    So would your backup generator.

    I don’t buy that 90% of the population would starve. Go study the physics behind an EMP and exactly what it affects….yeah there will be some down time, but I suspect basic electricity would be back up sooner than you think.

    Planes falling out of the sky? Nope, that is fear mongering at its best….

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  • [1] February 2, 2016 at 10:00am

    True, isolating ourselves and forgetting our civic duties is an issue. However, remember that the Federal Reserve and an Income Tax was created in 1913, when television wasn’t even around. The issues surrounding our inability to govern ourselves runs deeper, not sure I know what it is, but it runs deeper than TV and football games.

    Perhaps it is part of the problem now, but something else is amiss….

  • [9] February 1, 2016 at 1:37pm

    There is nothing anti-christian about self preservation. These people are animals, they are cruel, bloodthirsty and a threat. So yes, God Bless The Sniper! We don’t celebrate the killing, we celebrate the disabling and dismantlement of an cruel and bloodthirsty group that wouldn’t think twice about removing your head from your body, probably not even once.
    Your comparisons to Mao and the Bolsheviks are absurd on its face.
    Using the word “killing” without context is typical attempt at moral equivalence. Get a brain.

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  • [3] January 25, 2016 at 1:21pm

    I guess you could read that two ways. There is one sure “fire” way of eliminating the violence. Not sure it would be what this PM has in mind….

  • [1] January 19, 2016 at 1:26pm

    The thing that we have to remember is that Facebook is not a public forum. It is owned by a private organization. They can do whatever they please, and allow whatever content they want to allow.
    We have a right to free speech, but it doesn’t give us the right to be heard.
    I don’t like what is happening in Europe and the effort to hide the nonsense. It is very disturbing. It is disturbing that it could be hidden using Facebook and other outlets. The question becomes how do we educate on what is happening without Facebook? Tough question for sure, but there has to be a way.

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  • [1] January 13, 2016 at 9:15am

    Its a good start. Who would have ever thought we would challenge the fed, and to have it fail by only a handful of votes.

    It’ll happen next time….

  • [1] December 29, 2015 at 5:01pm

    I like the fact that our military is looking out for us.

    What is unsettling for me is that we have a government that is so big that our political leaders don’t seem to have control over it. What happens when this bureaucracy decides against Americans?

  • [2] December 20, 2015 at 6:09pm

    He’s wrong. The only legitimate way and the only way that has a chance against the Feds is through the individual states. Any rebellion has to be supported by a legitimate government, it can’t be citizen against government. The way this works is through individual states and state governments. This is why we as a people have to stop looking to Washington and we need to strengthen our local municipalities and state governments. It is only in this way that we can legitimately and lawfully stand against an abusive federal government.

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  • [14] September 22, 2015 at 11:08am

    I WANT ONE OF THOSE CARS!! Yeah! Finally a company that told EPA to take a hike! :) LOVE IT!

  • [56] April 27, 2015 at 11:29am

    How about following the Constitution? The question is, what contract have we American’s signed that did away with “due process”?

    How about starting with Amendment 5?

    “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

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  • [1] April 21, 2015 at 11:33am

    What do you do? How do you help? How do you stop such cruelty and evil? We can’t even get ourselves unified on common sense issues. Our bank is busted, our military strength has been weakened. Do we demand that we send our troops in there? Who cleans up that mess, Iran? Israel? The US? Canada? Who?

    These ISIS monsters need to be dealt with, and quickly. But how do we rally the US in such a way that we go? We have weakened ourselves because of our disobedience, and now others suffer because of it. If we were truly strong, this would not be happening.

  • [7] February 27, 2015 at 12:16pm

    No ones above the law. Throw the book at her and lock her and her cronies away. Then trace it back to the White House and do a little spring cleaning, baby!

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  • [2] January 13, 2015 at 12:57pm

    There are consequences for defending yourself. Sometimes they aren’t pleasant. Its just the way it is. When you make the choice to carry a firearm (and I support that right) it doesn’t mean there aren’t other considerations that are at play.

    Anyone who has run a restaurant knows that the pay, hours and working conditions don’t always attract the cream of the crop type people. So how do you judge who or who can’t carry a gun while on shift? There is a lot of liability when you have an employee, especially one that has to drive around town. Now you not only allow or her to drive, but you also allow them to carry a gun? How do you minimize your risk as a company owner?

    I am glad this lady had the means and smarts to protect herself. I also have to support the restaurants policy. It is their company, they can make any policies they want to make and enforce them. They have their reasons, and in this litigious world, I understand when a company has a no gun policy.

    Until we can change the culture, until we can make it common sense for people to be responsible for their own actions, this is what we have to live with.

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