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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1683642)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Burp!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1683640)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Horizontal beam engine?
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dunkirk Remembrance (Message 1683639)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Lest we forget ....
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1683637)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Get ready to really rock and roll.

Planetary Alignment To Cause 9.8 Earthquake Prediction for California On May 28th, 2015

PS: That happens to be the release date for the new movie "San Andreas"
Wonder if the two facts are related?

'Nuff said!!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1683636)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I worry about his cats if "something" has happened.
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1683635)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
It is better to let ten guilty men walk than convict one innocent man

That is one hell of a thought provoking statement .....
7) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683634)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I agree entirely Hev, well done. Let's hope some others read it as well.

+1
8) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1683632)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I don't know all the facts about why how or what , but i have wondered if it mite just work if we did what was done in Japan after WW 2

Occupy it until it is stable even if that means we end up being there for 20 yrs to make shore there is fair elections and good policing and the country's are rebuilt and stable .

Looks good on paper Glenn! But look at what happened to the British Commonwealth, and specifically Africa. As soon as the Brits turned their backs all the Despots and tyrants came out of the woodwork. Amin, Mugabe etc.

Put garbage in and you get garbage out so sim's are only as good as what the info is program'd into them .

Yep GIGO.
9) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1683626)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I didn't watch it. It used to be good, but it's all boom bang a bang these days. Swedens most famous win was of course ABBA in 1974, so they do have a successful history there.
10) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1683625)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
David Cameron is being urged to make a positive case for Europe if he wants to successfully renegotiate the UK's terms of membership with fellow EU leaders. Pascal Lamy, one of Europe's most senior politicians, told the BBC other leaders wanted to help Mr Cameron win a referendum but he had to help himself.

The PM has pledged to renegotiate a "better deal" for the UK and hold an "in/out" referendum by the end of 2017.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party has dropped its opposition to an in/out referendum. Acting leader Harriet Harman said her party had "reflected on the conversations we had on doorsteps" during the election campaign and changed its position.

Well well, strange things do happen! I have always said doorstepping or knocking up as we call it, is a vital part of local politics. But beware, my local MP despite coming a creditable 2nd, lost his seat. If he had had every vote promised on the doorstep he would still be there. It can be a good guide as to peoples real feelings, but only a guide.

A prediction, if we have this referendum, and it is hard to see how we couldn't, I think it will be 55% in and 45% out, i.e. quite close. That will be a message from the people that says "OK we have a slightly better deal than before, we'll go along with it for now. But keep on top of the game else we'll force another one and come out next time".

And a long term prediction from me. The Tories will get in again in 2020, but Labour will get in in 2025. Wonder what odds I can get at Ladbrokes?

BBC
11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683621)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
This is the way that it should be done. Putting forward some third party reading matter that gives alternative views upon a subject, not just keeping on about the views expressed here. Well done Hev, one of you usual "lets all stand back, take a breath, and have another think posts". We need more of this.

Micro-agression
12) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1683395)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
And why you choose to do that is totally up to you as well.

Right, enough childish banter, I'm signing off for today, I have more important things to do in real life.
13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : We are alone in the universe (Message 1683394)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
We are not ready for a real encounter, that's a God given fact in my opinion.

+100
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Secret Air Force Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit (Message 1683392)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Probably 20, but you are not supposed to know.
15) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1683384)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Quite happy with that No.4 provided a certain person does 1, 2, or 3.
16) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1683379)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I am not sure what to do to get you see that your comments are often pretty racist and offensive. I put it down to your age and lack of interaction with people of different ethnicities, but that is not really an excuse.

Can't you understand that nobody, least of all me, wants you to do anything? Why do you feel that you have to? I would be delighted if you just wrote me off as a typical worthless male, and allowed me to live in peace.

You have three options.

1. Put me on filter
2. Ban me
3. Shut up

Please pick one.
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683367)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Credit where it is due, that was a good post from ES99.

After months of begging her father to let his heir pitch in, Elizabeth—then an 18-year-old princess—joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II. Known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, she donned a pair of coveralls and trained in London as a mechanic and military truck driver. The queen remains the only female member of the royal family to have entered the armed forces and is the only living head of state who served in World War II.

QEII in WWII
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683358)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Queen Elisabeth II was helping driving lorrys to assist people in need.

Yes she did!

19) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683352)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Many a man was knocked back because of seniority. That was the name of the game back then & I personally had no issue with that. If a woman had more service than me, if she qualified as a driver, she should get the job before me. It meant that I got rated later than what I would have done if that law had not been introduced.

Personally, they did the job just as good as men.

Good reply +1 Gertrude got a spare pill handy?

Now let's look into History - Just who took the place of men in important industries during WW1 & II?

When the men were enlisted to go off and fight, of course the women left at home worked in the ordnance factories etc. If they had not have done, we could not have supported the men in the trenches. In all conflicts everyone plays the best part that they can.

20) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683348)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Struck me as quite unreal and I kept it.

I wonder why you would want to do that, seems a bit weird to me.

What I am trying to say is that if you were brought up in the 50's as I was there is absolutely no way women were treated as equals. My father worked and earned the money my mother stayed at home and brought up the children.

Sigh, again you miss the point. Yes that is correct, that was exactly the same in my family. But when I was at school I treated the girls just the same as the boys. If they wanted to play football why the hell not. If they wanted to crib homework, OK. But if a boy teased a girl and made her cry I would challenge him.

Sexism was rife in all the big companies and yet you apparently didn't notice. I worked for BT for 22 years and never had a female boss or even worked with any female engineers.

You know very well that I spent 25 years with that company, 5 of them in a Central London Area, and the final 20 in THQ in managerial positions. Yes of course in the areas and provinces, women engineers were very few and far between, mainly because they generally didn't want to do that sort of job, not because they weren't allowed to. At the higher levels you found that the Personnel Depts were particularly well staffed with high flyer women, also the Financial Divisions, and in the Engineering Depts also, at Head of Section and Head of Division posts.

You were not there I was, you only saw one side of the company, I saw both.


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