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1) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590543)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You bitch about American business and then post an example of a Swiss company ..... well, you might ask yourself where Android phones are made, including all the components.

Very good distraction there to avoid the original point of the extremes of business-with-no-morals and of the business people being allowed to shirk all responsibility...

They do not shirk their responsibility, you fail to understand their responsibility; the fiduciary duty to the shareholder is their SOLE responsibility. You may think is should be otherwise, but you will need to convince many countries to change how and what a corporation is if you expect any change. You should start by reading Citizens United and have a lawyer explain fiduciary duty to you as if you were handling some other person's money. Perhaps then you might realize you are upset with the laws of many countries, and take it out on the legislators and not the "persons" caught in the middle.
2) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590425)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You bitch about American business and then post an example of a Swiss company ..... well, you might ask yourself where Android phones are made, including all the components.
3) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1590374)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Perspective is a wonderful thing when it arrives timely.


People harassing people on the internet are cowards, they don't even have the balls to face their 'enemy'. Nuff said

Very true. As is the meme never lose sleep over anything said on the internet.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590372)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Surprised no one has said Wonderful World of Color

The Shadow Knows
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1590359)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Perspective is a wonderful thing when it arrives timely.

Seems gaming fora are not the only place this happens. And yes, here at Seti too. I do remember the BOTD. Of course being a veteran of Usenet I saw a lot. Meow. Engage filters. <plonk>

http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/22/online-harassment/
Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users. Fully 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
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Online harassment tends to occur to different groups in different environments with different personal and emotional repercussions.

In broad trends, the data show that men are more likely to experience name-calling and embarrassment, while young women are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment and stalking. Social media is the most common scene of both types of harassment, although men highlight online gaming and comments sections as other spaces they typically encounter harassment. Those who exclusively experience less severe forms of harassment report fewer emotional or personal impacts, while those with more severe harassment experiences often report more serious emotional tolls.
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Overall, men are somewhat more likely than women to experience at least one of the elements of online harassment, 44% vs. 37%. In terms of specific experiences, men are more likely than women to encounter name-calling, embarrassment, and physical threats.
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Where harassment occurs: Online harassment is much more prevalent in some online environments than in others. Asked to recall where their most recent experience took place:

66% of internet users who have experienced online harassment said their most recent incident occurred on a social networking site or app
22% mentioned the comments section of a website
16% said online gaming
16% said in a personal email account
10% mentioned a discussion site such as reddit
6% said on an online dating website or app
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About this survey

Data in this report are drawn from the Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel, a probability-based, nationally representative panel. This survey was conducted May 30 – June 30, 2014 and self-administered via the internet by 2,849 web users, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. For more information on the American Trends Panel, please see the Methods section at the end of this report.
6) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590299)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes... I have a 'Jaundiced View' of The World, Organizations, Human Nature, and People.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqFUmo8VVg0
That may explain why you feel you must post in every thread with comments attempting to provoke an angry response.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d8eKvegLI
7) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1590289)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How much more confirmation does one need?

For the mail? Fox News? The government?
8) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590269)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Astute.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75805&postid=1590233
9) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590220)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gary...

Do you also believe this means I support Slavery?

Well, that is like asking the blacksmith as he is forging shackles if he supports slavery, considering your former employment and prison industries.

Your answer is an unthinking yes, as I knew it would be.

I think your answer is much more indicative of how prison industries are viewed by police officers and others in power. How they are willing to treat other human beings.

You did not even stop to consider that the blacksmith can answer no. Of course if that makes him a hypocrite, what does that make you?
10) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1590207)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Anecdotal evidence like this is hardly compelling proof of anything. You know better than this Gary.

I think what is very telling is that events like this are so incredibly rare here.

But they can not be prevented, which seems to be the selling point of gun control.

An attack on Canadian parliament like this has never happened before, yet how many attacks have we been hearing about on Obama just recently?

Does Fox News count?
11) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1590201)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Wish the best to all affected.
12) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1590191)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gun Control works ...
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/22/soldier-shot-outside-of-parliament-at-national-war-memorial-active-shooter-believed-to-be-on-the-loose/
Soldier shot outside of Parliament, one gunman ‘killed,’ but ‘multiple shooters’ suspected.

Ottawa shooting wounds Canadian soldier at War Memorial


A soldier was shot at the National War Memorial by an unknown assailant Wednesday morning and there are reports of 30 to 50 shots of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.

“Gunman at Parliament’s Centre Block has been shot and killed,” Conservative MP Bernard Trottier tweeted at 10:30 a.m. Tory MP Bob Zimmer also reported the same. Those reports are unconfirmed as police are still actively searching the area and say it is “not a secure scene” as there may be multiple shooters.

Police have expanded their perimeter and say they are actively investigating “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa.”

Two sources told The Canadian Press that Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons and 29-year RCMP veteran, shot a gunman. Both CBC and CTV are reporting a single gunman has been confirmed dead.
13) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590186)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gary...

Do you also believe this means I support Slavery?

Well, that is like asking the blacksmith as he is forging shackles if he supports slavery, considering your former employment and prison industries.
14) Message boards : Politics : Is conflict needed for human advancement? (Message 1589890)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes. 100% yes.

Even if not human on human conflict, we need conflict to build a better mousetrap. Conflict between the vermin that eat our food and our hunger pangs. We are an animal of conflict. Without it something would come along and eat us.

As to the "poverty at home" the largest increase in the middle class happened in the cold war period, now in the post cold war period wealth disparity grows. But that is just an echo of WWII pulling America out of the Great Depression.

Unfortunately, it appears as if war is necessary for humanity to survive and prosper. (Boy are the BHL's going to crucify me for that.)
15) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589864)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
... Business is not a Morality Play, and shouldn't be...

Really?

I had thought that American business had moved along from the days of plantations slaves and segregation and slave labour and 'worse'...

What part of ENGLISH common law are you failing to grasp? The part where the King is permitted to grant sovereign corporations the right to do any thing they want? Go back and read Citizens United and have someone teach you about fiduciary duty.

Of course you can just keep on with the intentionally offensive troll posts against every person who refuses to do your bidding. One day that will bite you.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Once-in-a-million-year comet to buzz by Mars this weekend. (Message 1589858)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Now that the comet is past Mars where is it heading? Will it develop a tail that will be visible from earth. It looks like all the scientific community was interested in was the flyby as I can't find any info about it's future path.

Then you may not be looking in the right spot
http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589739)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is demanding more protection than given the Governor reasonable?

I think such a demand is very reasonable if you consider the threat made references to a shooting that killed 14 women and harmed another 14 people at a university in Canada. That reference alone is scary enough and also immediately exposes the misogyny on part of the person making the threat. How often does the governor get threats that if he speaks somewhere some nutjob will not only target him, but specifically target an entire university full of students?

I'm sure daily he gets threats to annihilate him, his family, the legislature, and numerous bureaucrats. It goes with being a public figure.

Oh, you aren't likely to find any public official that releases information on threats received as the idiots who do it would just make it a competition to get a world record.
18) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1589719)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Chris, look up Methylphenidate
19) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1589597)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/indian-status-why-lynn-gehl-s-court-challenge-matters-1.2806534
Lynn Gehl, a First Nations woman from Ontario, was in court today defending her right to belong to her family, her community and her Nation. Lynn is prevented from enjoying her Anishinaabe identity because her mother was unwed.

Imagine if Canadians had to worry about losing their Canadian citizenship or the right to live in their home province based on who they married or their gender.

For Lynn and other First Nations people like her, their identity is regulated by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) under the Indian registration system in the Indian Act.

Despite numerous amendments to the Indian Act since 1876, Indian registration (status) can be granted or lost at the sole discretion of the government registrar based on one's gender or marital status.
20) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1589593)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Haven't we already established mommy and daddy can have their kids stoned? What's the difference between Methylphenidate and pot?

Interesting question.

Disregarding Pot, for the moment. Are we over drugging our Children, with Prescription Drugs?


Yes.

I hope so because the generation brought up stoned has yet to take over ....

WE ALREADY DID!!!

My 60's Generation of, Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll did - Bill Clinton.

You weren't brought up stoned 24-7 from kindergarten, you got stoned once in a while after you got in high school.


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