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1) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1819737)
Posted 55 minutes ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
How long are they going to allow knives. We need knife control NOW!
Another day another 6
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/25/6-stabbed-fight-near-boston-nightclubs/91076346/
Six people were stabbed early Sunday morning in a popular clubbing area of downtown Boston following a fight, and police said at least one suspect was at large.
2) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819726)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Forget about Hillary. It's already decided. Trump will be the new President, and WWIII will start in 2018, or late 2017.

Civilization as we know it, will end.

Might be the plan to get global CO2 emissions under control. Darwin on the fools!
3) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819724)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Donald Trump's vision of America Several times a day.
4) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819698)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
It may be great 'Reality TV'.

Noting real about 'Reality TV'. Unless they both croak, and save America, this is real.

Gary Johnson for President.
5) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819693)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
WOW! & before the 1st vote has been logged. What arrogance!

Nope. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/early-voting-states-228435 Voting is underway.
6) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819692)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Well, IMO, the Star Spangled Banner is too staid.

You should have adopted the South's anthem as "Dixie" is much more musical :-)

Thought you would have said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG1W7JDWv50
;)

In the past maybe, but in the modern America where it's shoot first, ask questions later - nothing beautiful about that.

No, that is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bs9ZvM8gQ
7) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819682)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Well, IMO, the Star Spangled Banner is too staid.

You should have adopted the South's anthem as "Dixie" is much more musical :-)

Thought you would have said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG1W7JDWv50
;)
8) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819681)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
A lot of people are pretty uninformed about drugs

An inhaler is two drugs. The first is the active ingredient, long generic, anybody can make and is dirt cheap. The second drug is the machine that blows it. That machine has to be tested to the standard of "safe and effective" and a patent is issued to the maker of the machine so no one else can duplicate it. When the world came off CFC's new machines had to be made and tested and new patents issued. You do want to test it to be sure it doesn't overdose or under dose, or have some part that people have an allergic reaction to. That testing has to be done on general morons er population so that the idiots get a chance to f' it up. Same damn thing on epi-pens. Drug companies love these two drug things, because it lets them wrap a new patent on an old drug. Now maybe vapes should be classed as a drug delivery device and required to be tested to the safe and effective level?

Now a country that doesn't require testing to the safe and effective level, well, thalidomide.

Now as to that price, it isn't the cost of the drug and machine. That price is the cost of that testing and the lawyers needed to write the reports to convince the regulator that it is safe and effective. Then there is the profit motivation of that patent granting a monopoly. I suppose someone will want to do away with patents, like on wi-fi.

BTW I think someone mentioned GSK. Nice UK company. Amazing how they will price gouge the US. After all it isn't like we saved their sorry butts in WWII or anything. It isn't like their drugs only have to pass the standards like thalidomide.
9) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819672)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
We are obviously meandering until after Monday Night's Debate.

Tuesday morning will be very interesting.

No the FSB says it is so, the debate won't matter or they already supplied Trump with enough material to assure the outcome.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 89 (Message 1819671)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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11) Message boards : Politics : Other independent candidates for U.S. President... (Message 1819578)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Don't forget there is a write-in slot on all the ballots for all positions so it is open to all.


I bet there will be more write-ins this year than ever before.

Invalidated ballots, you mean. Only "qualified" persons names will be counted.



So the write-in means nothing? Why even give that option on the ballot?


Every once in a while someone will show up with enough signatures on petitions to become "qualified" on some race for dogcatcher or some such and they need the space, so they just put it there out of habit, or the deadline to qualify is after the ballots are printed. Besides it lets the fools toss away their vote.
12) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819575)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Your system is corrupt and it rips you off

Damn straight. It lets the drug companies dump their product at below cost on your country and to make up the lost profits they price gouge in America!

BTW I bet your "fear shear" (sheep sheer?) you paid in was used up in at most two years. Prepay schemes like that always end up being ponzi.

Rate we pay in the USA is 1.45% and high income pays an additional 0.9% for every dollar we earn. Once on it, premiums are also due. Still not enough to cover the ponzi effect, bankruptcy in 2028. (Our birthrate fell)
13) Message boards : Politics : Other independent candidates for U.S. President... (Message 1819571)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Don't forget there is a write-in slot on all the ballots for all positions so it is open to all.


I bet there will be more write-ins this year than ever before.

Invalidated ballots, you mean. Only "qualified" persons names will be counted.
14) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819569)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
It's not like no one else mentioned "tradition".

Indeed, not sure there's been a more compelling answer to the question (and, of itself, it's not particularly compelling).

Profit? Gives more time to sell "peanuts and crackerjack" or beer and hot dogs and lets everyone within earshot of the PA system know the game is about to start. Also gets the fans standing so the late arrivals can get down the aisle. Gives the fans something to do at the boring pre-game time. Wraps the home team in the flag. Profit?
15) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1819566)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Interesting. Video footage from the wife shows something on the ground after the shooting. Video footage from the body cam clearly shows that there was nothing on the ground there or near his feet right after the shots were fired. Footage from the dash shows red shirt reaching down for something near his feet and backing up to right where the item is in the wife video. Report says he had ankle holster. None of the footage shows his hands.

Body cam lack of audio makes you wonder why they intentionally erased the audio.

As wife's lawyer says, more questions than answers.

It still smells.

<ed>45 min DNA test
http://www.bodecellmark.com/pages/forensic-intelligence-solutions
Development of a fully validated, portable HID solution that utilizes Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)
* Easy to use
* Collection-to-answer in less than 45 minutes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-nucleotide_polymorphism
SNPs were used initially for matching a forensic DNA sample to a suspect but it has been phased out with development of STR based DNA fingerprinting technique. In future SNPs may be used in forensics for some phenotypic clues like eye color, hair color, ethnicity etc. Kidd etal has demonstrated that a panel of 19 SNP can identify the ethnic group with good probability of match (Pm = 10^-7) in 40 population groups studied. One example of how potentially this might be useful is in the area of artistic reconstruction of possible premortem appearances of skeletonized remains of unknown individuals. Although a facial reconstruction can be fairly accurate based strictly upon anthropological features, other data that might allow a more accurate representation include eye color, skin color, hair color, etc.

So use a phased out test to say there is a DNA match and release that to the public. It is smelling worse and worse.
16) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1819493)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Time to ban knives, they cause such carnage
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20160924/6-stabbed-at-pasadena-house-party-suspect-arrested
A man stabbed six other men, critically wounding two, at a house party in Pasadena early Saturday, authorities said.

Police jailed Aaron Hong Te, 21, of San Gabriel on suspicion of six counts of attempted murder in connection with the bloody melee, which unfolded just after 3 a.m. at a home in the 3100 block of California Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.

“The investigation revealed that suspect Te bumped into someone at the party and a fight quickly erupted,” he said in a written statement. “During the fight, Te produced a knife and started to stab people who were standing close to him.”
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V8 (Message 1819485)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
where is the needle?
18) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1819441)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
DNA test back that fast?!


No Gary, bad Gary who thinks too much.
We shall have none of that here Sir.

Okay ...
http://intrensic.blogspot.com/2009/06/why-does-dna-testing-take-so-long.html
How long does it take to actually process a DNA case after it's been started?

A lab that can do it in 30 days is doing a great job. 60 days is acceptable.
19) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1819404)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
BTW: His fingerprints are all over the gun.

Clyde I've been following this quite closely and haven't seen that, can or will you cite your source?

CNN

The gun police say they recovered from the scene was loaded, a source close
to the investigation told CNN. The source said investigators recovered from the weapon fingerprints, blood and DNA that matched with Scott. The source said the blood most likely got on the gun after the shooting.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/us/charlotte-keith-lamont-scott-shooting-wife-video/

They got a DNA test back that fast?! They why the hell are there thousands and thousands of rape kits that haven't been tested? There seems to be a filthy smell in the air.
20) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819397)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
You've disagreed with something, but it's still not even clear to whom or what you're responding. My question to you was "How?" Because you seem to be saying there is a inherent connection between sporting events and patriotic events ... ?

The connection is the National Anthem itself. If you cannot see how so...

Why should there be a connection?

I can see it at a gathering of veterans, but a sporting event? Why not have a benediction and invoke a blessing from Allah?! Why anthem?


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