Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : Politics : Dirty dealing? (Message 1858179)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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A lot of good stuff gets buried with the fishing lines and chum.
2) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1858160)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Looks like the smoke has flashed and there is uncontrollable fire.
Filed a federal ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for “violating the Espionage Act and the Rules of the House by disclosing classified information without the authorization required by House Rules or any other proper authorization.”

Unlike Hillary who just mishandled, he intentionally divulged! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!
3) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1858151)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Tax on consumption, very regressive favoring the oligarchs. The lower end of the income scale spend all they earn and all that is taxed. The upper end dose not, hence not all is taxed. Therefore they pay a lower tax rate.
Under that plan Warren Buffet would still pay a lower tax rate than his secretary.
If you taxed bank deposits maybe.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Interesting Physics (Message 1858150)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The speed of has been well establised, IMO.
Nothing can exceed that, IMO.
Space/time manipulation has hypothetical possibilities.

Certainly neither hadrons or leptons can travel faster. Something else?
5) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1858123)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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So the charge is... "fishing for evidence"... I see.

Good 'ole fashioned Knock-n-Talk.

This is how police states operate.
You have that wrong
That is how keystone cops operate.

Police states manufacture the evidence.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLOTPW - CCLXIII Making Roman numerals great again. (Message 1858120)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Is it that time already?
7) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1858067)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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What's the charge?

Trump campaign ties to Russia and election interference?

Trump's son in law is being questioned about this now too.

"...The committee is looking into Russia's attempt to meddle in last year's presidential election, as well as possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign."

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN16Y1H6
Why do I think he will be given a pass? He should get a "go directly to jail, do not pass go."
8) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1858018)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I don't think religion as a metaphor works very well for language. The purpose of language is supposed to provide agreed upon definitions for words so that when two or more people communicate, they understand what is being said because they were all taught the same meanings and definitions. If the words start taking on metaphorical meanings, conversations and discussions become much more muddled as it becomes guesswork as to what the other person might be trying to say.

Yes, it's hard for two strangers to communicate in a direct way without there being some shade of gray. It's easier for two people who know each other well, but still there are going to be nuances in language usage that cause disagreements.


Disagreement is fine. But it is how we hash out those disagreements, and preferably come to an agreement, that matters. So for the case point at hand: how can we come to an agreement whether atheism is a religion or not?
That's easy, agree on a definition for religion. Hard part is every dictionary lists it differently.
9) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1857975)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Of course, I would prefer a consumption tax to an income tax, but one can't always get what one wants.
Of course you would, because poor people consume a larger proportion of their income than rich people do.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1857936)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Very nice pictures Bernie, always a pleasure to see them. I especially appreciate the Copyright symbol on some of the pics. Nice and clear where we all stand. I remember alum Bay sands as well from my early teens. All the souvenir shops sold what looked like chemi lab test tubes of the various layers of coloured sand. Shame to see it has been a bit vandalised :-(
And what do you think all those test tubes full were? Vandalism?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1857926)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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or putting tension on something being pulled? I would say just the opposite.
Crimps?
12) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1857914)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Ya'll need to get off what ever hallucinogen you're on. Or is this the product of "common core new math" brought on by liberalism?

You're right, rentiers 50%, vassals 90%, peasants 99.9%.
13) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857843)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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More confirmation, if it was needed.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/trump-trades-still-show-life-but-the-signs-are-fading-fast
These Charts Show Alarm Bells Ringing on the Trump Trade

Dollar poised to wipe out entire post-Trump election rally
Volatility, short bets rise after Obamacare repeal failure


The dollar, sometimes a bellwether for U.S. economic confidence, has slumped almost 2 percent in March and is close to erasing a more than 6 percent rally since Trump’s election in November.

The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 is nearing its average price for the year, when measured using mean prices paid by investors. Falling below that level suggests a drop into losing territory.

Investors are also boosting short positions on the U.S. benchmark, in anticipation of further losses. Short interest as a percentage of shares outstanding in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF has more than doubled this month, to 2.5 percent, according to data compiled by Markit.

After an extended leave of absence, the so-called fear gauge is back. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index jumped 15 percent last week, the biggest such gain this year, as it became apparent the health-care bill was not going to survive a vote in the House.

And while the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries has dipped since touching 2.63 percent earlier this month, levels remain in the elevated range seen since the November election.
14) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857839)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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tRumpflation ends.
U.S. stock futures and the dollar fell on Monday while Asian markets struggled as President Donald tRump's failure on healthcare reform raised questions about his ability to push through tax cuts and fiscal spending to boost the economy.

tRump's inability to get enough support from his own Republican party to "repeal and replace" the Obamacare health insurance reforms, a major campaign promise, also spurred a rush to safety assets such as gold XAU= and the Japanese yen JPY=

U.S. stock index futures ESc1 fell 0.7 percent to a six-week low in heavy volume, suggesting a weaker start on Wall Street later in the day.

So-called "tRumpflation trades" -- betting on an extended recovery in the U.S. and global economies and related assets such as commodities -- came under heavy selling pressure.

"Markets have had a good run recently and this is a good opportunity for profit taking across counters," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong, with about $130 million under management.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was broadly flat after posting its first weekly decline last week in three weeks.

Japan's Nikkei .N225 fell 1.5 percent as the yen rebounded in the face of renewed U.S. dollar weakness.

Rising U.S. policy uncertainty also raised concerns that a recent pick-up in global business and consumer sentiment, particularly in Asia, would start to fade.

In terms of relative valuations, U.S. stocks are trading well above their historical averages while Asia stocks are still broadly in line despite a recent bounce.

The dollar fell to a near two-month low against a basket of currencies.

The dollar index was down 0.3 percent at 99.287 .DXY, its lowest since Feb. 2.

It had risen to a 14-year high near 104.00 early in January when expectations for significant stimulus under the tRump presidency were at their peak.

"There isn't much going for the dollar right now and the market will be bracing for its further decline." said Shin Kadota, senior strategist at Barclays in Tokyo.

Fresh off the defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation on Friday, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers on Sunday that they should get behind Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.

Cash is KING! but not the US$!
15) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1857837)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Trump Tax reform ...Multi Billionaires pay 0%
                          Billionaires Pay 0.1%
                          multi millionaires pay 0.2%
                          millionaire's Pay 0.2%
                          Average Joe Pay's the rest of the bill for Government

You have that wrong. Rentiers pay 0%, vassals pay 50%, peasants pay 99%.
So witch category do you fit Gary ?
Well I ain't a rentier/slumlord, nor a member of a coven.
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1857828)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Will Trump and his supporter realise it's there neck on the line there is no winner if our Atmosphere is Poisoned .

Oh Right the rich think they will be safe in there DOMES of Gated Community's ...good luck wid that :)
Glenn, you missed the previous message.

It can be 40C at the poles in winter and they still will refuse to believe man had any part in it. It is Allah's will that it be 40C, man can do nothing.

<plaint>When will humanity wake up that people who are so easily deluded need psychological help. I know won't happen the oligarchs need them to con them so they can be rich.
17) Message boards : Politics : Tax Reform- Trumps next big project (Message 1857822)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Trump Tax reform ...Multi Billionaires pay 0%
                          Billionaires Pay 0.1%
                          multi millionaires pay 0.2%
                          millionaire's Pay 0.2%
                          Average Joe Pay's the rest of the bill for Government

You have that wrong. Rentiers pay 0%, vassals pay 50%, peasants pay 99%.
18) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1857793)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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How can the Denialists dream this ain't happening?...
Fake News. Heresy. Apostate. Burn the warmist witch at the stake with coal!

What happened to Galileo and you ask how? You know how.
19) Message boards : Politics : ... 46 ... (Message 1857754)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Its bad when the outside can see the cracks and fissures ...
http://www.dw.com/en/what-a-health-care-bills-failure-could-mean-for-the-trump-presidency/a-38122193
The withdrawal of a bill dismantling Obama-era health policy could signal broader fissures within the GOP. Its defeat in the Republican-controlled House is the latest setback threatening tRump’s presidency.

For years, Donald tRump's trademark salesmanship has succeeded in boardrooms, on the set of reality television and most recently on the presidential campaign trail. In the US legislature this week, however, it failed him.

On Friday, the president told House Speaker Paul Ryan to withdraw a Republican health care reform bill moments before a vote was due to take place. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), drafted by House Republican leaders, was the latest attempt to dismantle Former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act., known as Obamacare.

Ryan pulled the tRump administration's repeal and replace bill after it failed to gather enough support in the majority Republican House.

"We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," the speaker said.

While tRump blamed Democrats for failing to support the bill, he also seemed to acknowledge the role his own inexperience played in the defeat.

"We learned a lot about loyalty,” the president said after the bill was withdrawn. "We learned a lot about the vote-getting process.”

Earlier in the week tRump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to either vote for the plan, or live with Obamacare. In the process of courting hard-line conservatives opposed to the bill, he alienated moderate Republicans who initially supported it.

Stuart Diamond, a professor who teaches negotiation at the University of Pennsylvania, said tRump’s coercive tactics backfired.

"Threats don't work in general," he said. "They cause damage to relationships. They definitely don't work in a situation with a lot of different stakeholders, where the power is distributed."

The White House is now preparing to steamroll ahead with the next item on its agenda: overhauling the US tax code.


The Washington Post cited almost 50 representatives wary of voting for the AHCA, while The Hill's whip list said 36 Republicans would unequivocally vote no. The lists included veteran members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus; those associated with the more centrist Tuesday Group, and representatives from districts where Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won in last year's presidential election.

This unlikely coalition of ideologically and geographically diverse Republican members of Congress is what forced House leaders to pull the bill.

President tRump is leading a very rare, unified government that controls the House, the Senate, and the White House. That Republicans could not reach consensus on health policy beyond just disliking Obamacare after seven years may say more about the party's fractures than the country's health care legislation.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1857740)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Not the usual form of transportation for this thread - but how on earth did this happen?

Hong Kong escalator malfunction - runs at high speed in reverse direction

I wouldn't be surprised if the drive unit failed due to all that weight and gravity did the rest.

Cheers.

That makes sense, it did seem to slow down towards the end of the video as its load lightened.

So no safety catch to make sure it operates in one direction only.


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