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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1670860)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Usual is boring, can I have something unusual please :-)
2) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1670846)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Just bare with us, during our Alzheimer's Episodes.

Altogether lads, 1,2,3 strip off!! When people can't even spell it rather diminishes their contribution.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 5 (Message 1670664)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Two cavemen were hiding behind a rock when a dinosaur went by. One said to the other Dyathinkhesaurus?
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1670663)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Two cavemen were hiding behind a rock when a dinosaur went by. One said to the other Dyathinkhesaurus?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 5 (Message 1670661)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
And a flat beer is a Pils grim ... But Flowers bitter is not grim at all :-)
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nepal 7.8 Quake (Message 1670629)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The latest figures are

According to the Nepalese officials 3,326 people have died and more than 6,500 people have been injured. At least 18 people have been killed in avalanches on Mount Everest.

The numbers will increase day by day, we have to accept that. Whatever can be done is being done by an international relief effort.

An earthquake consultant working for the UK government said Nepal was unprepared for an earthquake of this scale. Jon Bennett, from Oxford Development Consultants, had travelled to Nepal two weeks ago on behalf of the UK government to assess how ready the country was for an earthquake.

He told BBC Radio 5 live: "We knew, when we were looking at the situation out there, that if there was going to be a very large earthquake like this, the level of the preparedness in the country was nowhere near sufficient to cope with the kind of events that were likely to unfold, as indeed has been the case."

Maybe an accurate scientific assessment. But practically speaking, where was Nepal going to get the money from to prepare? The last time was 80 years ago, how far in the future could the next one have been? How many other places just like Nepal are there in the world today?
7) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1670626)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I think your gone a bit off topic ............

I would tend to agree with you. But remember what the word hypocrisy means. Some people here accuse others of being controllers or controlling types. Yet by their own words "Janne, myself, and others, will continue our attempt to educate them".

In other words, they think that they are right, and they will continue to browbeat the rest of us down until we agree with THEIR view of life. And it seems quite OK to hijack threads to do that as you have highlighted.

Perhaps a timeout here for reflection?
8) Message boards : Politics : Dishonest Bankers. (Message 1670624)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Well if you are telling me that major chunks of money invested in the stock market changes hands every 3 months, then no wonder you don't see a poor stockbroker! But I'm looking at it this way. Supposing I had $5M and the shares/bonds I bought with it were not returning the rate I wanted, to re-invest that money elsewhere I would have to sell those shares. It could well be that if they are under performing that the price I would get could be less than I paid for them less commission for selling. If I made some bad choices every 3 months I could quickly lose a lot of money.

Good stock market strategy is to buy a sound company when they are unusually low, and sell at it's peak. Alternatively buy a company for long term growth because they have cornered the market in a particular commodity. 40 years ago my mum's uncle left her some shares in Rexam* which was then Bowater-Scott the tissue people. It has since become the worlds leading manufacturer of beverage cans. Look at most beer and coke cans and you will see Rexam. Over those years those shares made a handsome profit which dad used for building work on the house.

*I am not suggesting that they are necessarily a good buy today!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1670466)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Not quite the same.

Nepal sits on a subduction zone where the Indian tectonic plate is diving under the Asian plate rising up the Himalayas. The San Andreas fault is a continental transform fault that forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal).



10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man shoots computer in Colorado Springs alley... (Message 1670458)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
so our machines aren't attention seekers... ;-)

Hehehe no we relegate those to Politics :-))
11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1670455)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
but it seems to me that many women want to be seen as the great hard done by.

Thank you for making my point so well for me. This is exactly the attitude that is so wrong in the world today.

I'm not going to say any more to you about this, because you are so wilfully entrenched in your denial that short of finding a man to explain it to you, there is little I can do.

Oh but there is. If you consider the post to be inflammatory or otherwise demeaning then hide it.
12) Message boards : Politics : Dishonest Bankers. (Message 1670449)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
You seem to have missed the point.

Wall Street "requirement" of 10% quarter to quarter growth.


Year 1

Q1 X
Q2 1.1X
Q3 1.21X
Q4 1.33X

Year 2

Q1 1.46X
Q2 1.61X
Q3 1.77X
Q4 1.95X

So Wall Street, or investors, expect a company to double its assets and value every 2 years? This is despite global downturns and recessions, and many other external influences? And for evermore? Your reply was glib at best.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1670437)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
White wine with fish, red wine with meat, what's the problem?

And a man of discernment, not a sofa or a settee, but a Chesterfield, there are some traditional gents left :-))
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nepal 7.8 Quake (Message 1670436)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Figures are being bandied about by various news agencies, but it is to early yet to know for sure the true scale of this disaster. Most certainly the final figures will be much higher than we are hearing now.

BBC News latest
15) Message boards : Politics : Dishonest Bankers. (Message 1670432)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Wall Street "requirement" of 10% quarter to quarter growth.

Any evidence to support that requirement?
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : remembrance day Gallipoli (Message 1670320)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savaşı) was a campaign of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey) in the Ottoman Empire between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916. Intending to secure it, Russia's allies Britain and France launched a naval attack followed by an amphibious landing on the peninsula, with the aim of capturing the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (modern Istanbul). The naval attack was repelled and after eight months' fighting, with many casualties on both sides, the land campaign was abandoned and the invasion force was withdrawn to Egypt.

The Allied campaign was plagued by ill-defined goals, poor planning, insufficient artillery, inexperienced troops, inaccurate maps and intelligence, overconfidence, inadequate equipment and logistics, and tactical deficiencies at all levels. Geography also proved a significant factor. While the Allied forces possessed inaccurate maps and intelligence and proved unable to exploit the terrain to their advantage, the Ottoman commanders were able to utilise the high ground around the Allied landing beaches to position well-sited defences that limited the Allied forces' ability to penetrate inland, confining them to narrow beaches. The campaign's necessity remains the subject of debate.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 5 (Message 1670318)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I'll rest my ear on my Pilau.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1670307)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Missing Qui-Gon around here.

We always knew him as Qui-not quite gone :-))
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nepal 7.8 Quake (Message 1670305)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The mountains are being built as a consequence of the Indian tectonic plate driving under Central Asia (the Eurasian tectonic plate). These two great slabs of the Earth's crust are converging at a relative rate of about 4-5cm (two inches) a year. The upward climb of Everest and its sister mountains is accompanied by numerous tremors.

David Rothery, a professor of planetary geosciences, at the Open University, UK, commented: "The Himalayan mountains are being thrust over the Indian plate; there are two or three big thrust faults, basically. And some very gently dipping faults will have been what moved, and gave us this event.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 5 (Message 1670304)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Wheat do you mean?


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