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1) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1647127)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Me thinks I posted the trvth and the residents are upset.

Every cop has to think every person he approaches is guilty until proven innocent. If he doesn't one time, just one time, the cop will make a widow. The code is "officer safety" and it trumps all laws and covers all cop shootings. It is a very ugly concept, but the police unions fought very very very hard to make every court in the land swallow the bilge and they won.

As to habius corpus, well, that happens in courts, not on the street. In this case it happened eventually.

Now to scare you good, think bit rot on a government registration database.
2) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1647119)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If you based two questions of the facts I placed before you, and they were asked to a random selection of over a thousand people in the US or Europe how many could answer both correctly?

Depends, if the question were: Is the sky blue and Does the sun set in the west, you might get over 50% to give a correct answer, but if the questions were does MMR vaccine cause autism and what is the spin of a Fermion, I doubt you would find many correct answers.

It is the issue with democracy vs. representative government and why layers of bureaucrats are required.

Must everything be only as smart as the dumbest person?
3) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647117)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
President has no authority to Declare War.

Yes he does for at least 90 days. In a nuke world that is forever. Perhaps you should learn some of what powers government has.
4) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1647084)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Does any cop in the States have any common sense?

Common sense is dead cop, they intentionally train it out of them.
5) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1647083)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How many people know that fructose is worse for you that sugar?

How many people know that fructose is sugar?
6) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647080)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is the man right?

He appears to have a single digit IQ. Since cable TV already has a set of regulations!
<ED>He may be correct that cable TV just died and all future delivery will be via the internet or OTA.


Excellent point!

No consumer will willingly buy monopoly cable when they can have neutral internet deliver the same content, and not be forced to pay for stuff they don't want to see.
7) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647076)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is the man right?

He appears to have a single digit IQ. Since cable TV already has a set of regulations!
<ED>He may be correct that cable TV just died and all future delivery will be via the internet or OTA.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1647032)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
California

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/25/federal-investigators-say-truck-involved-in-california-train-crash-wasnt-stuck//
Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

Federal investigators said Wednesday that they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California.

"It was not stuck, it was not bottomed out on the track or something like that," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said at a media briefing late Tuesday at the crash site in Oxnard. Officials had said immediately after the crash that the driver got stuck on the tracks.

"We're very concerned about that, we're very interested in it," he said.

The badly wrecked truck's emergency brake was in the on position and its headlight switch was in the high-beams position after the pre-dawn crash, Sumwalt said.


And the driver has been arrested.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/02/24/train-crash-california-injuries/23931025/

Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites said the 54-year-old man from Yuma, Ariz., was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Benites said Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez abandoned a commercial truck on the tracks and was found about 1 ½ miles away in apparent distress.

The truck drove for a short time on the tracks and was facing the train head-on when the crash occurred, he said.

Three people were in critical condition after suffering injuries in the crash.

And released without charges ...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/26/no-charges-filed-against-truck-driver-accused-in-metrolink-train-crash/
The district attorney’s office announced Thursday that a 54-year-old truck driver will not face charges in connection to the Metrolink train crash.

According to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez, of Yuma, Arizona, abandoned his 2005 F-450 produce truck, which was hauling a trailer with welding equipment, after it got stuck on the train tracks on Tuesday.

Ramirez’s attorneys say he did everything he could to remove his truck, but when he saw the train approaching, he left the scene.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1647030)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Still, it's pretty stupid of the nav system to not tell them.

Yes, that is a big issue. Ask your nav system how to get to the USS Arizona memorial and it happily tells you, you can, when you aren't on the island in the middle of the Pacific.
10) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646997)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is it with you? Not your countrymen!

I suspect he has a case of the usvsthem flu. Many people suffer worse near elections.
11) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646990)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nope, typical bad tempered Swedish attitude to the world. Are you a relative of Janne because you sound just like him. What is it with you and your countrymen?

Chris, you need some chill pills today.
12) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646986)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is this article good news??


It's only the beginning. Now for the impending lawsuits from ISPs and the GOP's attempt to write a law overriding the FCC in this. And even if the President veto's the bill, there will likely be a GOP President elected in 2016, and seeing as the GOP has been persistent in trying to repeal the ACA, I would bet on them trying to override the FCC at that time.

Shall be interesting. Hollywood being split. Their heart for neutrality, their pocketbook for monopolization.

As per usual, the lawyers make piles no matter what.
13) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis Use & Smoking Part II (Message 1646984)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Oh and by the way Mr 297902, I have had you on filter for 2 years, I pretty much know who you really are, and you are nowhere near Uruguay either. Off the meds again are we?

It says 1100+ posts but only 500 are now viewable. That is a interesting rate of posts going away.
14) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646874)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If these 'types' will allow it.

Look out, see ...
Clyde looks in mirror ...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Splitting an internet feed (Message 1646870)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
(for those who might still be confused the title of this thread should have really been "Using a Y adapter on a LAN")

More than happy to have it changed :-)

Whatever the title, many thanks for all the input.

Chris, if you have your answer, you can always ask for a lock and you can change the title if that is your desire.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1646759)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
- "where tracks are wider and stronger than in most other parts of the world"??? stronger, maybe, but standard gauge (as established by the silly Brits)

Likely means rail profile, not gauge.

- how can you weld the other side of a round object that you weld all the way around?

Easy when it passes all the way through the flat object you are welding it to. The other side of the flat object, not the round one.

- 10,000 Amps? maybe the total for all of them at maximum load and also running the air compressor, cooling fans, and every other electrical accessory all at once... but I still doubt it

Inrush surge.
17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Strange Question: Time Difference between stars (Message 1646734)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Now is what you and the distant observer agree is now. For two people standing a few feet apart, it is impossible to measure any difference, but there is one. For two GPS satellites the difference is measurable and you have to agree on a single reference frame to measure now. If you are just looking in a telescope, then the difference is the distance from your eye -- light years. If you are driving a robot on Mars, you picked a prime meridian on Mars and know the rotation rate of the planet so that noon happens when the sun transits the prime meridian and you correct for your longitude of your robot. If you mean what time is it on ET's planet, we and ET have to know how each keeps time on their home world and agree on a "now" -- likely the distance between the worlds -- and how each expresses the value of now, then a little math and you can convert times either way.

What might be a bit more interesting is talking to an ET 13 billion light years away and finding out what they measure the age of the universe as. Did it expand uniformly, did the expansion start at the same time .....

And last, if you are a photon, now is!
18) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646715)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Clyde wrote:
Much verbiage, signifying nothing.

Now that is the best self assessment I've seen on the boards.

Not bad.

Finally, an interesting comeback. Keeps me on-board.

:) :) :)

Why? Did you fall over?

I was being pushed.

:) :) :)


Welcome back on the wagon?

WOW!!!

THREE good come backs. I'm impressed.

Too bad it wasn't in TCF32.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1646694)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
California

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/25/federal-investigators-say-truck-involved-in-california-train-crash-wasnt-stuck//
Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

Federal investigators said Wednesday that they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California.

"It was not stuck, it was not bottomed out on the track or something like that," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said at a media briefing late Tuesday at the crash site in Oxnard. Officials had said immediately after the crash that the driver got stuck on the tracks.

"We're very concerned about that, we're very interested in it," he said.

The badly wrecked truck's emergency brake was in the on position and its headlight switch was in the high-beams position after the pre-dawn crash, Sumwalt said.
20) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646657)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Clyde wrote:
Much verbiage, signifying nothing.

Now that is the best self assessment I've seen on the boards.


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