Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1842980)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That is truly tragic ......

Why is it tragic ??

That someone so educated would do something so incredibly stupid.
I feel sorry for the driver of the truck. There are times when it doesn't matter how well you drive, or how aware you are of what is going on around you, that you still can't avoid a crash.

Texting, surfing, facebooking, and the like while driving should face the same penalty as drunk driving.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1842978)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I have done what perorations I can for Thorsday. But flu wins.

Have a great day.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1842817)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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This is a great tool that no one will name.

I think its real purpose isn't as a useful tool but as an object or art.
4) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842801)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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He is a turd. The biggest turd ever. This is no longer an issue of Dem vs. Rep or Left vs Right. He's a big, smelly, dangerous turd that needs to get the fudge off of twitter and start being a president instead of a 'tween.

The question is will he be a trivia answer in a century?
5) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842800)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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For our Mr. Left/Right. Read it through to the end.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/01/difference-left-wing-populism-170112162814894.html
The difference between right and left-wing populism
Right-wing populism evokes fear, left-wing populism - hope.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1842743)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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They don't use GPS for finals.
Depends on the airport and the approach.

They should have been coming in along the ILS glide slope, and it sounds as if he was on the low side of it.
(You would be scared if you saw how many planes come in with very poor visibility - airports don't get closed becaue planes can't see to land, but because they can't see to taxi off the runway)
Apparently that airport does have an ICAO CAT II ILS, 100 foot ceiling, 1100 foot RVR. I haven't found a plate for it, so I don't know if they have RVR measuring equipment or ground radar that would show if some idiot parked a truck in the ILS no go area and screwed up the signal.

Of course the pilot or aircraft might not have been certified for CAT II operations, or many other factors we won't know about until after the investigation is finished.

All we can guess now is he either got to 100 feet above the runway where he would need to see it to continue and thought he did, or just cheated a bit too much, or his instruments weren't telling him the truth about his aircraft position. I'm rather sure that aircraft would have a radar altimeter in addition to the barometric one. I suspect "get-home-itis"

<ed>Found AFD plate and there are a lot of cautions on it. One being the ILS no-go area is not protected. Another being altimeter settings being either QNH or QFE and the pilot must query to know which. Also something about meteorological interference with low ceilings and visibility to the ILS/GS signal.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1842723)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Why would you try and land - bust minimum altitude - if you couldn't see the runway?

Blind faith in GPS?

Once you are on the ground, you still have to find the taxiway ...
<ed>I know different problem, worry about that one when it comes up.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1842690)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dozens-killed-boeing-747-crashes-village-n707236
A cargo jet crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's main airport on Monday, killing dozens of people on the ground.

The Boeing 747 had been trying to land in intermittent dense fog, local officials told NBC News. The aircraft had five people on board.

Tolgonai Stamaliyeva, a government spokesperson, said the plane destroyed more than 20 houses.

Plumes of smoke rose above the crash site, with some buildings razed to the ground and others pierced by parts of the plane.

Why would you try and land - bust minimum altitude - if you couldn't see the runway?
9) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842679)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Should the term of a patent or a copyright be forever?

Is a slumlord a useful thing in society?
10) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842657)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I see MK has a problem seeing capital markets for what they are.

Let's look at Elon Musk and Warren Buffet.

Mr. Musk when he gets a pile of money pulls another idea out of his head and starts a company to make it. Something out of nothing.

Mr. Buffet when he gets a pile of money he buys a going concern and milks it. Collect rent on an existing property, no new jobs.

Mr. Musk is out there creating jobs. Mr. Buffet is not.

MK, if all the wealthy were like Mr. Musk, trickle down might work. Unfortunately Mr. Musk is the exception, the rest are universally Mr. Buffet types.

When, you or I go out and buy 1000 shares of Apple, that money does not go to making jobs. It goes into the pocket of some other sob who is convinced the stock price is going down.

We aren't even playing the vulture capital game. There at least the money goes into a company which may or may not create long term jobs.

Mr. Buffet is actually a bit worse than many. Because he buys whole companies, one of the things he looks for is companies like his stable of insurance companies, where he can combine the back office operations and fire people to get him a cost savings.

MK, you need a lesson in the Fiduciary Duty, because you don't seem to have a clue how sick, twisted and perverted it really is.

Trickle down doesn't work as the only time jobs are created with Mr. Buffet types is when his wife insists the house needs a remodel, and there they are acting like an ordinary consumer.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1842646)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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http://wtvr.com/2017/01/15/car-struck-by-train-ashland-england-street-and-north-center-street/
It is unclear if the drivers in either incident will face charges.
12) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842541)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Major Putin is not listed, he dwarfs Gates

The ones who do not have their wealth in public traded stocks are much harder to pin down. Just how many dachas does Putin own? Just how much are his quasi-legal business dealings worth? How much stuff of his is in the names of cronies? How much is in numbered foreign bank accounts?

BUT, I note it wasn't that long ago Oxfam had about 80 people having the wealth of the bottom 1/2. I don't think the measured wealth of the top end went up that much, however it looks like the measured wealth of the bottom 1/2 fell that much. I'm guessing a better measure of how much debt the bottom half owes.

Also of note they give a figure of a 1%'er that is around 3/4 of a million $. The advice given by financial planners is you need about 1 million $ set aside to retire. Chew on that for a while. Only a 1%'er can retire.

Now as to trickle down, something is wrong by a factor of about 1000. If these top end people we actually spending their money they would not have in the tens of Billions of dollars, they would have in the tens of Millions of dollars or a factor of 1000. Trickle down is a joke. The boom in the economy under Reagan came after he signed the largest tax increase in history. Not before when he signed the tax cut, no, after the biggest tax increase.

Why? If you spend money in a business if comes off the top line on the tax return. Dollar for dollar cut in taxes. Raise taxes and it is a strong incentive to spend that money so you don't have to pay taxes on it. Cut tax rates and you can hoard money and still pay less taxes. And that is if you even bother to list those numbered accounts.
13) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842520)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half’"

"The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam."

Yes, it is far worse than we can imagine.

<ed>If it isn't trickling down now, what makes you think it ever will?
14) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842302)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I hope there're enough paddy wagons to contain all these cry-baby, temper-tantrum democrat children.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/14/inauguration-protesters-plan-to-destroy-property-and-disrupt-balls/

Democrats? LOL, they aren't democrats. They are anarchists. That is even the word the article uses to describe them.

An anarchist if anything is closer to a republican because they want to limit government!
15) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842300)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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In the USA, power flows from the bottom (the People), to the top, constrained by the limits in the individuals' State and the Federal Constitutions, not the other way around. Remember that.

ROTFLMAO

It flows from the oligarchs with their massive campaign contributions.
16) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842285)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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How dangerous Trump will be.

Fixed
17) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842239)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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@Eye: I recall 8 years of people on the right giving POTUS nothing but grief at every turn. It's a good thing to be critical ALWAYS, and hold people accountable. The same holds true for Trump, he should be challenged and given grief at every turn. Never lie down and SUBMIT.

We don't have to worry about that, the reprobates just got rid of the filibuster. So the failure will be 100% on them.
18) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842237)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I don't want to see the USA turned into a 3rd world has been by that method


Hows that going to happen ??

The term " 3rd World" ORIGINALY ment countries that wern't aligned to N.A.T.O or the Warsaw pact , unless the U.S.A is now planning on leaving N.A.T.O ?? Best you get your tanks out of Poland if that's the case , The Tanks ( 80 of them ) was shown on the main news channels here BBC , ITV , Sky yesterday evening and the other channels so it ain't "false news"

You must have missed one of his stump speeches where he said he was going to pull the USA out of NATO.
http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/donald-trump-nato-russia/
19) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842139)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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With most every President that has been elected, everyone in the country had a very good idea of what his plan is by a week before the inauguration.

The howling wind from the flip flops coming from Mr. Trump is about to go supersonic.

One gets the impression he has no idea WTF he is going to do. Reminds some of a flim flam carney.

I think he has made too many promises of two chickens in every pot to even be able to deliver on one of the promises. He will have to spend too much politics back scratching if he tries to do everything. And all those he insults by ignoring the promise that got their vote, will turn into rotten tomatoes and spoiled cabbage being hurled at him. He is already starting with an approval rating lower than any other president when he takes office, I suspect his rating will decline to lower than Richard Nixon's bottom rating and stay there.

He needs people around him that want the same thing as he does. But he is flip flopping, he has no clue what he is going to do. If they are all going off in different directions, there is a truism about a design by committee. I don't want to see the USA turned into a 3rd world has been by that method. He has no clue how much crap the government does and how little time the boss has to look at any part of it.

He hasn't even been dog catcher before. His requests for names of people who worked on projects shows he thinks there is no civil service protection. He thinks he can yell "You're Fired!" No, he can't. It will be his first rude shock, and it will make sure nothing he wants to get done will ever be implemented by the troops on the ground. Government operates by government rules not for profit business rules. If you don't know the rules you will fail. Even one term as dog catcher would have grounded him in some basic rules. The family business man is in over his head.
20) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842034)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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@eye, here is some art
http://abc7.com/society/local-artists-take-part-in-political-exhibition-at-dtla-art-walk/1701201/
perhaps after viewing you won't think of it as just pretty wallpaper


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