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nope:
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/19/takes-one-to-know-one.html
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Trump's Oklahoma campaign manager, who once introduced an anti-immigrant law to "stop sex trafficking of children," admits to trafficking young boy for sex

 Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey has resigned after pleading guilty to trafficking a teenaged boy for sex; when Shortey was serving as Trump's Oklahoma campaign manager, he introduced an anti-sanctuary cities bill, claiming that immigrants trafficked their children for sex.

Shortey's plea bargain got the prosecutors to drop three child pornography charges against him.

    According to The Oklahoman, Shortey was found in a hotel room with a teenage boy on March 9. A subsequent investigation by local and federal officials revealed a series of text messages in which Shortey offered to pay the teen in exchange for "sexual stuff."

    The victim later "confirmed that he and Shortey intended to have sexual contact and that they had agreed Shortey would pay him for the contact," the paper reported, citing a court affidavit...

    "When you incentivize illegal immigration, you incentivize a lot of bad things," Shortey told NBC affiliate 4-KFOR. "There's a trail of death from Honduras to the United States of America, and the families are giving their children and others over to coyotes and to human traffickers."
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holy shit. the hits keep coming
http://www.ibtimes.com/who-ralph-shortey-former-oklahoma-senator-pleads-guilty-child-trafficking-2616819
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Who Is Ralph Shortey? Former Oklahoma Senator Pleads Guilty To Child Trafficking

A former Oklahoma senator who was accused of offering to pay a 17-year-old boy for sexual relations has pleaded guilty to the charges pressed against him, reports said Saturday.

Former Republican Sen. Ralph Shortey, in a plea deal, wrote: "It is in my best interest and in the best interest of my family."

Federal prosecutors agreed to drop three counts of child pornography against Shortey in exchange for his guilty plea.

The 35-year-old will be required to serve a minimum term of 10 years in prison -- the mandatory term for those convicted of child trafficking.

The federal indictment against Shortey mentions that the former senator, under a fake name, created a Craigslist account where he requested anyone responding to his ads communicate with him via Kik, a social media application that allows users to send photos, videos, and text messages.

The indictment also stated that Shortey had used his email account to transfer a video titled "051st Time Sex Videos."

In the third count against him, Shortey was convicted for communicating with a minor boy named John Doe via Kik.

"Between on or about Feb. 14, 2016, and on or about March 8, 2017, in the Western District of Oklahoma, Shortey employed, used, persuaded, induced, and enticed a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, and such visual depiction was actually transported and transmitted using a means and facility of interstate and foreign commerce, in that Shortey so obtained at least one image of John Doe's penis," a part of the indictment read.

The indictment also details a conversation that took place between Shortey and the minor.

Earlier in March, Doe [the minor victim] had sent a text message to Shortey saying: "I need money for spring break."

Shortey responded to the message saying: "I don't really have any legitimate things I need help with right now Would you be interested in 'sexual' stuff," to which Doe responded with a "Yes."

Read the entire federal indictment here.

Born in Casper, Wyoming, Shortey spent his childhood on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Grass Mountain, South Dakota before moving to Oklahoma. He graduated from Westmoore High School in 2000 and studied at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City. Shortey was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2010 and served his term until 2017.

He is scheduled to appear before the Oklahoma City federal court on Nov. 30.

is international business times a satire site?
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Dude, you can't even put together an articulate post.
You can't even discuss C14 with Pingu and Mike without a humiliating badger.
The Yellow Badger of Humiliation.
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Dude, you can't even put together an articulate post.
You can't even discuss C14 with Pingu and Mike without a humiliating badger.
I offered to walk him through the important details to make it simple enough even for his high speed mind. He expressed an intent to pursue the topic at a later date.
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Dude, you can't even put together an articulate post.
I'm hurt that you think that about me, Dave. Do you really think that about me Dave?
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Science / Re: Tesla's heat engine (split from DDWFTTW)
Last post by Tom Booth -
I think the way gas is liquified with an expansion turbine is very significant.

Gas is compressed and cooled then released from compression to do work through a turbine that is thermally isolated. The gas does the work but then it looses so much energy in the process that it contracts and condenses down into a liquid. A much more compact or compressed form than what it was while still a compressed gas.

I think this is the same as what happens in the lamina flow or so-called thermo-acoustic stirling without a flywheel.

The stirling with no flywheel expands and does work on the piston then suddenly contracts violently and the piston comes rushing back.

There is no more heat passing through that kind of Stirling engine than there is heat passing out of the syringe when it pushes out the plunger. The heat in the engine has already been used up by doing work on the piston THEN it does MORE work on the piston and cools. Just like the gas in the syringe can do work even after all the heat is used up or lost.
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Science / Re: Tesla's heat engine (split from DDWFTTW)
Last post by spork -
Of course. You want to make the picture clear, that all the work of compression really is lost as heat and eliminate the possibility of excusing or dismissing that as due to whatever else. But in my mind, at the end of the day, it is the same thing.

I agree.  I just want to avoid the complications you describe.

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Really both are doing work against atmospheric pressure regardless.

I actually prefer to have it work on the piston so we can claim it's doing useful work - like running a pneumatic tool.  But still the same thing as you say.
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just going to use this thread to post whatever history shit i want

today 102 years ago union organizer joe hill was murdered by the state for singing songs that inspired working people.

(technically it was for a murder he didn't commit, he was charged on entirely circumstantial evidence in a joke of a trial.)

his last will was that his comrades "don't mourn, organize!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJ55KT_5Q8

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If the workers take a notion,
They can stop all speeding trains;
Every ship upon the ocean
They can tie with mighty chains.
Every wheel in the creation,
Every mine and every mill,
Fleets and armies of the nation,
Will at their command stand still.
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I watched Jordan Peele's horror satire "Get Out" last night. It kicked ass. The satire was a lot thicker than the blood, however. There was comparatively little gore, and the way the plot unfolded was more like a thriller than a horror flick.
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Science / Re: Tesla's heat engine (split from DDWFTTW)
Last post by Tom Booth -
I don't see where it is all that different. Just more of the same, I mean a syringe is like an air pump.

I wanted to make the experiment as simple as it could possibly be so people would stop over-complicating it by talking about the fact that we've added gas and such.  We can all propose whatever experiments we like.  The one I'm discussing is a syringe with a fixed quantity of gas.


Of course. You want to make the picture clear, that all the work of compression really is lost as heat and eliminate the possibility of excusing or dismissing that as due to whatever else. But in my mind, at the end of the day, it is the same thing.

The expanding gas in the syringe doing work after loosing heat is no different than gas in a tank. And gas doing work on a piston in an expansion engine is no different.

Really both are doing work against atmospheric pressure regardless.

It all has to do with compressing air then letting it cool at which point it can still expand and do work. That is what I meant by "your experiment" - the principle involved.

Compression - dispersal of heat back to ambient and there is somehow still energy there to do work. The whole point you are trying to make.

Keeping it simple is good but when you prove your point, which I think you have, the whole thing has wider application.

Anyway, carry on,