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Roland99's Journal
Roland99's Journal
January 30, 2020

Dems went there! Asked if we need to Investigate jarvanka

"By the standard the president’s counsel applied to Hunter Biden, should Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump’s conflicts of interests with foreign interests also come under investigation?"

January 29, 2020

Remember how apeshit #TraitorGOP went at Chinese campaign funds into the DNC?

If memory serves. It was alleged into the dnc?

January 29, 2020

Wait. So. If Dersh said what Twitler did was ok, then the same logic applies to Biden, right?


Can someone please ask Dersh if he concedes that, under his own theory of executive power, there is no basis to investigate Joe Biden even if all the allegations against him were true. https://twitter.com/asharangappa_/status/1222571231058239488
Asha Rangappa

Replying to @EricColumbus
Also, I have not yet seen any explanation why Biden doesn't have the same Art. II "immunity" from second-guessing foreign policy decisions (given that there is no dispute that he was acting as Obama's agent as VP) that is the grounds, argued by Dersh, for Trump being A-OK??
January 29, 2020

Wow. It only took 244 years but it finally happened.

America has a king

Alan Dershowitz: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment."

January 29, 2020

Ky Gov Beshear just said he'd fully fund Medicaid expansion


Lives will be saved and bettered with Twitler-lite Bevin gone!
January 29, 2020

Promises Made. Promises Kept. It's a no-hitter


But MAGAts don’t care. They just don’t care.

They make victims of Stockholm Syndrome seem normal
January 28, 2020

Rolls-Royce plans to build up to 15 mini nuclear reactors in Britain

Rolls-Royce plans to build up to 15 mini nuclear reactors in Britain

Rolls-Royce has announced that it plans to build, install, and operate up to 15 mini nuclear reactors in Britain, with the first set to go online in nine years. In a BBC Radio 4 interview with business journalist Katie Prescott on January 24, 2020's Today program, Paul Stein, chief technology officer for Rolls-Royce, said that the company is leading a consortium to produce factory-built modular nuclear reactors that can be delivered for assembly by ordinary lorries.


Each power station is projected to have a service life of 60 years and generate 440 MW of electricity, or enough to power a city the size of Leeds. The estimated cost of the electricity generated is £60 (US$78) per MWh.

"Our plan is to get energy on the grid in 2029," Prescott told the BBC. "The obvious sites to put them are what we call brown-field sites – sites where we're running elderly or decommissioned nuclear power stations. There are two sites in Wales and one in the northwest of England. Eventually in the UK, we’ll be rolling out 10 to 15. We're also looking to a significant export market. In fact, the current estimate for the export market for SMRs is £250 billion, so this could be a huge industry."

According to a previous press release from Rolls-Royce, the British government has already promised £18 million in matching funds, or about half the present costs of the endeavor, with the consortium partners providing the rest. Prescott says that the advantage of the Rolls-Royce plan is that it doesn't involve building a whole new reactor, as other companies have tried to do, but rather to adapt a present design. In addition, the reactors will be built along manufacturing lines rather than civil construction, which the company claims will drive down costs rather than inflating them.

Not a green energy like wind or solar but these can be very safe and remove a lot of dependence upon fossil fuels

I remember several years ago articles floating around about GE and plans for neighborhood-sized reactors. These are a bit bigger but we’ll see how they do I guess
January 28, 2020

Iranian w/a student visa was detained at Detroit airport. he 'gave up' after hrs of questioning

An Iranian with a student visa was detained at the Detroit airport. His lawyer says he 'gave up' after hours of questioning

(CNN)An Iranian PhD student who'd planned to continue his studies at Michigan State University was detained by Customs and Border Protection at Detroit Metro Airport and is being sent back to Iran, his attorney told CNN on Monday.

Alireza Yazdani, 27, was on a flight leaving Detroit on Monday, a day after he was detained and questioned by authorities, his attorney Bradley Maze said.

Yazdani's removal comes a week after another Iranian who'd arrived with a student visa was detained and denied entry into the US at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Immigrant rights advocates have said they're concerned students are being targeted as tensions mount between the United States and Iran. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts said last week that at least 10 students had been sent back to Iran upon arriving to US airports since August, with seven of them having flown into the Boston airport.

He was set to continue studying in an agricultural sciences doctoral program at Michigan State.

What was it Twitler tweeted recently, in Farsi even, about being in solidarity with the Iranian people??
January 27, 2020

College football assistant coach suspended for praising Hitler as a great leader

Newly hired Grand Valley State football assistant suspended after praising Hitler in interview


Morris Berger, the newly hired offensive coordinator at Grand Valley State University, has been suspended for extolling the “leadership” of Adolf Hitler during an interview with the school’s student newspaper.

In the interview, published Jan. 23 by the Grand Valley Lanthorn, the student reporter notes Berger’s history degree and asks which three historical figures the coach would like to have dinner with. Berger’s first answer was Adolf Hitler. For real.

Here is the transcript from the interview:

KV: So you graduated from Drury with a degree in History, you’re a history guy. If you could have dinner with three historical figures, living or dead, who would they be? And I’m ruling out football figures.

MB: This is probably not going to get a good review, but I’m going to say Adolf Hitler. It was obviously very sad and he had bad motives, but the way he was able to lead was second-to-none. How he rallied a group and a following, I want to know how he did that. Bad intentions of course, but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader.

No. He wasn’t a great leader. He kept people in fear of him. Fear for their very lives. That’s not leading.

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