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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    I think it's kind of silly for him to be going on Mythbusters. But He's the president he can do what he wants I guess. My only problem is that I'm afraid that episode of Mythbusters is going to be kind of lame and pointless since Death Ray has been done to death. I mean the closest I've seen to a death ray is that there is a hotel in Vegas that is basically a giant parabolic dish and it makes the swimming pool area 10-20 degrees warmer (So it can reach temps of like 110-120, but that's highly uncomfortable temperatures, not death ray temperatures) So I feel it will be a worthless episode, and the President will just be there to make talking points. Waste of an episode.

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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Anyone else see the irony in Obama choosing the option that's already been tried (repeatedly), and shown to fail (repeatedly)? There seems to be a pattern here.

    Sounds like the same reasoning he used in picking his economic advisors.
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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Aren't you the guy who called it a national tragedy that Obama didn't attend the National Boy Scout Jamboree, an 8 day event, but its terrible to make a cameo on a 45 minute episode of Mythbusters?

    I really see how anyone, without being a hypocrite, can talk about this being a waste of time with the large degree of energy and passion they are using without blasting the same level of energy at every other President.
    I'm sure he expected Obama to spend 8 days camping with the scouts

    There was certainly no need for Obama to stay for 8 days... a 30 minute appearance would have been appropriate.

    Apparently, the President was too busy appearing on The View to address the Scouts... as MANY other Presidents have historically done at the Jamboree (the three presidents before Obama all had made appearances). It was also the 100th anniversary.

    Did you know President Obama was made the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America in March of 2009?

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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'm sure he expected Obama to spend 8 days camping with the scouts

    There was certainly no need for Obama to stay for 8 days... a 30 minute appearance would have been appropriate.

    Apparently, the President was too busy appearing on The View to address the Scouts... as MANY other Presidents have historically done at the Jamboree (the three presidents before Obama all had made appearances). It was also the 100th anniversary.

    Did you know President Obama was made the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America in March of 2009?
    None of that addresses why it should be considered to be an issue or why people should care.

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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    None of that addresses why it should be considered to be an issue or why people should care.
    I am guessing you've not had any personal involvement in the BSA? I have been involved on a personal level on and off for 15 years. Sorry if you disagree, but I find it a little annoying that the Honorary President of the BSA declined to speak at the 100th anniversary jamboree, especially when there is an established history of Presidents, back to Teddy Roosevelt, doing so.

    But I guess that's just me.

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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I am guessing you've not had any personal involvement in the BSA? I have been involved on a personal level on and off for 15 years. Sorry if you disagree, but I find it a little annoying that the Honorary President of the BSA declined to speak at the 100th anniversary jamboree, especially when there is an established history of Presidents, back to Teddy Roosevelt, doing so.

    But I guess that's just me.
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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    I was confused, but came in with the knowledge that more than likely it was an attempt to harp on math and science education. I was right. The message was right, but I question the end result in who or what they pick.

    Intrinsically, I'm not against the President having some touches of Education Public Service Announcements, in fact, I am for them.
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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

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    They already did the Archimedes Death Ray, and it was busted. I guess their revisiting it, but if I remember correctly they didn't leave too much room for a revisiting.
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    Re: Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I may not be Hilter but are you a clone of Eva Anna Paula Braun?

    Using modern technology like that used to concentrate sun light on a central location in a solar plant like the one outside of Barstow California would set fire to almost anything in seconds.

    Obama is just trying to look like a normal person but it won't work for this Marxist now or ever.
    Modern tech? They'll be using mirrors from the era Archimedes lived in.

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