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bio website keith-s-thompson.github.com
location San Diego, CA
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seen Oct 7 at 13:38

I'm a programmer and all-around nerd living in San Diego, California.
I work at JetHead Development Inc.

E-mail: Keith.S.Thompson@gmail.com


Oct
7
awarded  Yearling
May
7
awarded  Critic
Nov
22
comment What were French actions against Germany during September 1939?
@DVK: I know, but I only have enough rep here to make a suggested edit, and as I recall it would have to be at least 6 characters. I thought it would be easier for the OP to make the edit.
Feb
17
comment Time of day first traffic light exploded
I presume you mean 1868, not 1968. (It might also be useful to know why you're asking.)
Feb
7
awarded  Yearling
Feb
3
comment When did we discover air?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind. 8-)}
Jan
7
comment Did genocide occur in the Football War?
Do you mean "prosecuted" rather than "persecuted"?
Nov
1
comment Natural born citizen
"His mom was a US citizen, so he is." Do you mean "His mom was a US citizen so he is a natural-born citizen."?
Oct
30
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
23
comment In the United States government, has there been cases that electoral colleges don't vote for the candidate the majority of their state voted for?
Typically, it's the candidate who got a plurality of the popular vote, not necessarily the majority. Third-party candidates can easily result in no candidate getting an absolute majority (more than 50%). As for your third point, if a third-party candidate got some electoral votes, that could send the election to the House. That's not particularly likely.
Oct
23
revised In the United States government, has there been cases that electoral colleges don't vote for the candidate the majority of their state voted for?
Typo and clarification
Oct
23
answered In the United States government, has there been cases that electoral colleges don't vote for the candidate the majority of their state voted for?
Sep
5
comment Did Ted Kennedy turn to the Soviet Union for help winning an election?
Even given the most unfavorable interpretation, I don't think this would qualify as treason against the United States, which shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. There was no state of war between the US and the Soviet Union, so they were not legally enemies.
Aug
17
comment First US police officer killed in the line of duty
Why post-Constitution; wouldn't events under the Articles of Confederation count?
Aug
16
comment Has any foreign embassy ever been entered without permission?
@mgb: I found your comment confusing until I realized you're talking about a different incident, one involving the Iranian embassy in London. I'm leaving this comment in case anyone else makes the same mistake I did.
Aug
16
comment Why was language not used to establish dominance throughout England 1066 AD–1360s CE?
@knut: That sounds plausible. Perhaps having the nobility speak one language and the commoners speak another is as good a way to establish dominance as imposing one language on everyone. (This is entirely uninformed speculation on my part.)
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
answered Has any foreign embassy ever been entered without permission?
Aug
15
revised Early attempts to abolish slavery in USA
Spelling; 3/4, not 2/3, to ratify an amendment; 13th amendment, not 14th, abolished slavery
Aug
15
suggested suggested edit on Early attempts to abolish slavery in USA