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1) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683827)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I must be misreading ....

I'm getting that we have a person stating that large breasts are not his preference.

We have another person saying he can't have that preference because he is telling women what to do.

The twist is the person claiming women should go out and get large breasts, presumably so they feel they measure up better to a stereotype of sexual attraction, is a self proclaimed feminist who one would presume abhors sex stereotypes.

Then there is a huge argument over free speech, boob job or no boob job, that is entirely mislabeled as being about sexism.

Am I reading this about right?

No, not really.

He didn't claim large boobs were not his preference, he claimed that fake boobs were not his preference.

I seriously doubt he was referring to reconstruction after mastectomy, and I seriously doubt you took it that way. As I know of no "fake" boob job that does not make them "larger" I find that statement disingenuous. If you think otherwise then we can start discussing silicone vs. saline and under or over muscle groups and other medical details of the many differences as to what a "fake" boob job is or is not.

He can have whatever preference he wants, the minute he starts telling people what to do based on that is when we cross the line into sexism.

So he can have a preference that people not speed and tell them so and that is sexist. The precision of your writing and ability to convey your thoughts to others is amazing.

I didn't read anyone anywhere telling women they should go out and get large breasts.

From here I didn't see much reading, I saw much writing.

This also isn't about free speech because no one is telling him he can't speak, what they are telling him is that if he speaks in a certain way it will be seen as sexist.

Speak isn't speech? Speak is sexism! Interesting thought process.

But boob job or not is as much free speech as burning an American flag is free speech.

Free speech is also expressing a preference. e.g. Don't do "it," for me.

Telling someone your thought process but not telling them you are making their choice for them is somehow sexism in your mind. Funny how I thought that was communication, but apparently it is sexism. And communication seems to be lacking here and now.

So no, you haven't got anything right.

I'd agree, you don't have anything right because you are too busy talking and not spending any time listening; you don't appear to be at all interested in communication, only being antagonistically argumentative and proving to yourself that you are correct IMHO.
2) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683801)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I must be misreading ....

I'm getting that we have a person stating that large breasts are not his preference.

We have another person saying he can't have that preference because he is telling women what to do.

The twist is the person claiming women should go out and get large breasts, presumably so they feel they measure up better to a stereotype of sexual attraction, is a self proclaimed feminist who one would presume abhors sex stereotypes.

Then there is a huge argument over free speech, boob job or no boob job, that is entirely mislabeled as being about sexism.

Am I reading this about right?
3) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1683741)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It is better to let ten guilty men walk than convict one innocent man

That is one hell of a thought provoking statement .....

Maybe it needs to be at the front of every squad room. Seems to be what every jaded police officer forgets.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sweet or Savory? (Message 1683726)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
McDonalds ... Disgusting:(

That is the definition.
Ranks as next to the bottom http://qz.com/385241/in-n-out-is-still-americas-favorite-place-to-get-a-burger-a-survey-says/ or 110 of 111. I'm hating it.
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683592)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I have watched Emma Watson's UN speech several times, and suspect that a less adversarial tactic might reap greater benefit for both women and men.

If you are talking about me, I am totally not adversarial, merely assertive.


I think you come off far more adversarial than you realize.

I'd say as adversarial as a "slick butch lawyeress"

Your perception of the way I approach things might be coloured by your knowledge of my gender.


It also may have nothing to do with it, but by throwing this suggestion out there, you are now able to brush off how people are trying to communicate something to you, namely that you and others tend to attack people who might well be allies to your cause if you didn't carelessly throw around a pejorative label.

I am also totally aware that if you and I sat down and had this conversation you would think I was a lovely person and quite as nice and non-adversarial as Emma Watson.


Until that actually happens, this comes across as you re-asserting that your approach isn't the problem; everyone else is.

However, we are having this conversation via text which means it is much easier for people to insert their biases and preconceptions into the conversation.


This, of course, applies to you as well.

I am aware of this. I also am old enough to not care too much about. When I was younger it might have bothered me a lot to have so much projected onto me that simply isn't there.


Is it really fair then, for you and others to project so much onto others that simply isn't there?

However, in the words of Taylor Swift, Haters gonna hate.


Funny that. The perception you're giving off to nearly everyone in this thread is that of a hater. I was largely staying out of this thread so as to simply read and learn. But now that I've had the big S thrown at me, and no reason to believe my opinion was wrong to openly state, I guess the learning about feminism stops here.

+1
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1683590)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32859763

And in Cafe SETI some keep humming about their 'sensitiveness'...

Ah yes. Let off because they couldn't prove his bullet killed.

Seems I remember some other case, hum ........ scratch ...... ah yes ...... Leslie Van Houten
Claims to have only stabbed the victims after they were dead, which would have been manslaughter.

Got a different result in that trial.

Could there be bias to police?

Possibly.

But it must be. If you want the Bad Guys imprisoned. Benefit of Doubt, must apply to Police, or our cities will become...

It is better to let ten guilty men walk than convict one innocent man

BTW: I don't believe the Judge's verdict was correct. Shocked?

No. Most cops have some point where they know the actions become so repugnant they no longer can accept the blue code.

Been in similar situations. The initial Police Gunfire was legal. Don't care how many shots were fired. All persons, including Police, are reacting individually, upon the same stimulus.

Climbing upon the hood (what!!!!), and firing 15 shots into the passenger compartment, and no one has a visible gun...

'Nuff said.

I wonder if Miss Van Houten should appeal based on this case? Might wake up one judge in Ohio to his action.

Also seems to be some nasty error on the prosecution to have not included a bunch of lesser charges from manslaughter all the way down to desecration of a corpse so there would have been something to convict on.

I can hardly wait to hear the union saying he is innocent and demanding he be put back on patrol.
7) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683582)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
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.

And who the hell would want a job where they would be harassed every day because of their sex?
8) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683580)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I hate fake boobs. I don't understand if this is really a thing men supposedly like as nearly everyone I talk to doesn't like them either. Women should stop doing this and most other cosmetic surgery immediately!

Right, so the guys you talk to don't like boob jobs so women should be stop having cosmetic surgery in order to stop offending your male sense of taste? I hope you realize how incredibly sexist that is.

Its been noted that cosmetic surgery can have a very positive effect on a person's sense of self worth.

Boob jobs can have a very positive effect on the pocket book [of a stripper]
9) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1683575)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32859763

And in Cafe SETI some keep humming about their 'sensitiveness'...

Ah yes. Let off because they couldn't prove his bullet killed.

Seems I remember some other case, hum ........ scratch ...... ah yes ...... Leslie Van Houten
Claims to have only stabbed the victims after they were dead, which would have been manslaughter.

Got a different result in that trial.

Could there be bias to police?
10) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1683556)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN

Q: What is the exit strategy?

Unless the answer is: "The enemy signs an unconditional instrument of surrender." then the west should not send any troops.

We have not reached that point yet.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Memorial Day Weekend (Message 1683554)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
A veteran is someone who once wrote a blank check payable to their country for up to their life.

Bless.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : We are alone in the universe (Message 1683549)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I would ammend that to say that most of us are not ready to accept the reality that we have company in this universe. I think that many of the members here could deal with the fact when it is made known to us.

I suspect those that are not ready will just call it a conspiracy like the moon landing being a sound stage.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket Graphs? (Message 1683544)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
On the front page for the crickets the Earl Warren Data Center section came back. Now those links say "router retired"

Someone is working on it. Perhaps after the 3 day weekend there may be some more work.
14) Message boards : Technical News : Mid May Update (May 21 2015) (Message 1682947)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Thanks for posting news. Have a good three day weekend.
15) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682731)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sometimes do-gooders do more harm than good.

Sometimes?!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sweet or Savory? (Message 1682728)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Tom yum or chocolate? Tough decision.

Pad kee mao or chicken and waffles? Tough decision.

Maybe that is why there is thai iced tea?

I do like both. Have to watch the carbs, but in moderation ... yum.

I do find my preferences wander. On a hot summer day, lighter and hot spicy seems good, where on a cold winter day, filling and a less hot spice.

Finally medicines do effect our taste. Metformin is notorious for killing taste as it deadens sense of smell.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1682590)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I fully accept that DG, but my response was to post 1682219. US police have a worldwide reputation for shooting first and asking questions afterwards. When it comes down to what you have rightly highlighted, as innocent police officers who serve, being targeted, then I support that policy for their own survival and well being. My original comment was to do with animal welfare, which I stand by.

Best leave it there I think.

And you didn't bother and read that animal control / wildlife was on scene and ordered the event. Nor did you bother and read the animal was at a child care facility. I suspect there are a few PETA types would not mind feeding some human children to hungry animals.

And now we can give your despicable knee jerk a rest.
18) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1682425)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What does it say, then, when you post so much?

Sarge IMO Clyde seldom says anything of substance but in his defense I feel his content is getting a small bit better, not good but better than it was.

Yes, he does seem to use the period better .......
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682222)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Rule #4 The customer is not always right!

Has Gertrude got any pills left?

Customers the world over are a universal PITA!!!
Customers are 99% of the world.
Work out the conclusion for yourselves.

Anyone with any sense does not work for or with the public. You are better off being one of the public.

Ok personal rants.

No. 1 = "Have a nice day"

This is not America, this is England. And I would have had if you hadn't opened your mouth.

It has changes since your visit. It is now "Have a good one."
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket Graphs? (Message 1682202)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Except it isn't the correct router.
1) It had data before the move.
2) It is part of inr-304 which is for a different building on campus


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