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1) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1799643)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Donald's base growing ...
2) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1799642)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_THE_KLAN_AT_150_AROL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-30-08-14-22
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.

Yet today, the KKK is still alive and dreams of restoring itself to what it once was: an invisible white supremacist empire spreading its tentacles throughout society. As it marks 150 years of existence, the Klan is trying to reshape itself for a new era

Klan members still gather by the dozens under starry Southern skies to set fire to crosses in the dead of night, and KKK leaflets have shown up in suburban neighborhoods from the Deep South to the Northeast in recent months. Perhaps most unwelcome to opponents, some independent Klan organizations say they are merging with larger groups to build strength.

"We will work on a unified Klan and/or alliance this summer," said Brent Waller, imperial wizard of the United Dixie White Knights in Mississippi.
3) Message boards : Politics : WWII and Modern Terrorism (Message 1799631)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
That the attack is somewhat directed to the US seems very far fetched to me.
Anything bad is the USA's fault. Nothing good is the USA's fault.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1799628)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
breakfast calling
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V8 (Message 1799625)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
At present no clue on anything to attempt.
6) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1799576)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I think that should be can't stand the a$$***es vote Gary Johnson, make America sane again.
7) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799575)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Why that is because they carry two firearms. A pistol for the reason you state along with killing rattlesnakes and other vermin. A rifle to kill wolves so they don't prey upon the herd. Also useful on cattle rustlers.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1799572)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
amorphous
9) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799567)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Fine Bernie, you go right ahead and dismiss the statistics I linked to. You get no argument from me. :)

I think he got the answers to his questions wrong, except for cars.


I don't think he did. Note that Bernie used the term "sole purpose". Of course knives and hammers can be used for sinister means, but that isn't their sole purpose. Knives can be used for cutting materials, and hammers can be used for building. There's no reason to ban these items for being used for killing (though once all the guns are gone and murders still happen, albeit in smaller numbers, they'll be next).

Guns, on the other hand, only have a singular purpose, even if used defensively.

When designed, er invented or discovered, those items sole purpose was to kill for food. Yes they have been changed many many times, but their only purpose was killing when originally designed. Bernie did not restrict knife to say an apple coring knife, nor would that be a fair comparison. Just like gun has been changed into airsoft gun, or paint ball gun, which are not lethal.

The point is that comparisons of fruits to vegetables is not useful for moving the discussion forward.

If you want to ban a terrible killing machine, get rid of tobacco!
10) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799533)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
[Pay taxes , go to jail , go to war , Blah Blah

I'm no expert but as some one said I can only get my views watching Murdochs News services :-)

Yes, and that is a problem isn't it?!

So who you gonna listen to: Murdoch or an American who might just understand how all the pieces fit together?

Or put it this way, does it matter how strict the gun law is, if no one can be put on the deny list? Chew on that for a while.

I'm off to chew on some dinner and prepare for Thorsday!
11) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799531)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
It is worse, that green can is an American company.
12) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799507)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor


I think we all don't want crazy people to have any of these instruments. So work on getting the law changed so mental health professionals report crazy people to a database that can be searched to keep crazy people from these instruments


Gary that type of argument is also part of the problem .

It would go against other rights in the Constitution and is not do able and is probably worse than going against the 2nd .
Can you enumerate where that right you think it goes against is locate in the Constitution? I don't think you can. The prohibition is in an ordinary law, Title II of HIPAA.


Doesn't go against your right that the government can't tell your citizens what to do ?

What section is that in? Quote it to me. Since you now seem to be an authority on the US Constitution.

Hint, government does tell citizens they must stop at a stop sign.
13) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799499)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor

I think we all don't want crazy people to have any of these instruments. So work on getting the law changed so mental health professionals report crazy people to a database that can be searched to keep crazy people from these instruments


Gary that type of argument is also part of the problem .

It would go against other rights in the Constitution and is not do able and is probably worse than going against the 2nd .

Can you enumerate where that right you think it goes against is locate in the Constitution? I don't think you can. The prohibition is in an ordinary law, Title II of HIPAA.
14) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799496)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Apparantly:)
Then you made the bed, sleep in it.
Too dang bad they didn't do a Senate and House. Senate where each country has equal representation and the House where each get representation based on population.

This is maybe why I have problem to sleep.
And the scary thought to wake up with Jean Claude Juncker in bed... :)

Anyway. I thought that every EU country had the same power to vote as any other country like perhaps the US way.
Let's say Iceland would become a EU member.
About 300,000 citizens with a large fishing industry.
It's so large that even the UK sent warships back in the 80's to 'protect UK rights' to fish.
In the EU parliament they would be totally ignored!

I believe that is why the crazies 200+ years ago insisted on a bicameral legislature. Perhaps the EU should go tricameral with the third only having the power to repeal laws?
15) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799494)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Fine Bernie, you go right ahead and dismiss the statistics I linked to. You get no argument from me. :)

I think he got the answers to his questions wrong, except for cars.

Knives were designed for hunting, even if they were chipped out of rock, so the answer is yes.

Hammers, call them clubs and it is obvious what they are and they were designed for hunting, so the answer is yes. (even other primates use them this way)

Guns, unless paper targets are alive, the answer is no.

Now that we understand the one item not design for killing, the car, is the only item that requires a test on the laws of using it and a test in the operation of it, we can begin to see how society treats itself.

I think we all don't want crazy people to have any of these instruments. So work on getting the law changed so mental health professionals report crazy people to a database that can be searched to keep crazy people from these instruments.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1799487)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Not Safe
http://kron4.com/2016/06/29/viral-video-police-chase-go-kart-down-oakland-freeway/
17) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799464)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Apparantly:)
Then you made the bed, sleep in it.

Too dang bad they didn't do a Senate and House. Senate where each country has equal representation and the House where each get representation based on population. It works in the USA to protect our wallet, and right now seems to be working a bit too well protecting us from anything being enacted.
18) Message boards : Politics : The Varoufakis thread #2 (Message 1799463)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Bad news... still useless to someone with a Greek bank account :(

Have to open an account in Liechtenstein! Then you can send and receive cash from anywhere and no tax man knows anything.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Diabetes: Discussion and Recipes (Message 1799462)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Blood glucose was a whopping 159 this morning. I went to bed very early
yesterday so I hadn't eaten anything for at least 12 hours. I wonder if
that was it.

I'm trying to think about what I ate before I went to bed. I don't think
I had any carbs/sugars.

This is still a learning experience for me.

I'm really bad at writing things down, like what I ate. It would sure help
if I did keep better track of my food. I'm careful to stay within limits, but
if I don't write things down, I quickly forget.

Many diabetics will go up when they sleep. The liver releases sugar into the blood. A contributing factor might be a large protein rich meal as it takes some time for the body to process protein into sugar. Diabetics are told not to worry about protein as the process from eating to sugar is a long slow one.

Also the general suggestion to everyone not to eat a large meal just before bed if you don't want to gain weight applies.

Oh, the liver release happens all the time, but in the day you are at least minimally active so you burn off the sugar.

As a personal aside, if I get crappy sleep or not enough I tend to be higher in the morning than if I get a good deep sleep.
20) Message boards : Politics : EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar (Message 1799455)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36668910
A black box recording from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 confirms smoke on board, Egyptian investigators say.
Expected, same sensor(s).

The Egyptian investigation committee also said that part of the front section of the aircraft's wreckage "showed sign of high temperature damage" and soot.
That is confirmation of the sensor reading.


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