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1) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1615610)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sony Hack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Armistice_Agreement wrote:
In March 2013, North Korea announced that it was scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, along with other escalations such as closing the border and closing the direct phone line between the two Koreas. North Korea stated that it had the right to make a preemptive nuclear attack. A United Nations spokesman stated that the armistice agreement had been adopted by the U.N. General Assembly, and could not be unilaterally dissolved by either North Korea or South Korea.

I guess someone has to say the obvious. North Korea is no longer fighting a war of words.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1615605)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
3) Message boards : Politics : Cooba (Message 1615573)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We will know it is normal when the rent checks get deposited .....
4) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1615568)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I'll have to admit to being impressed by the Marketing jingoism!

About like any claim about a technology being green.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1615554)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
They wouldn't keep doing it if people, even smart people, didn't keep falling for it.

Kind of like direct mail advertising. If 0.01% send money, you are a millionaire.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : U-verse On-line, but STILL pixelating. :-( (Message 1615551)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
[UPDATE:]

Pixelations still occurring. They are better than they've been; NCIS pixelated twice, (normally four times), and NCIS New Orleans also pixelated twice. Wheel of Fortune also pixelated once.


TL

FYI I watched NCIS OTA and it pixelated once. Didn't record a time though.
7) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615544)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Don't we have to 'Teach' our children Right from Wrong?


Of course! Obligé!

Who taught the first child? Have we just arrived at the unmoved mover again?

Morals and ethics are entirely self discoverable. It does help to have a push however.


A push to where my friend?

Teaching is the push.
8) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615540)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sometimes I think he would prefer
white ink on white paper......

I suspect some wished he wrote that way.
>And it is possible. ;-)<
9) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1615527)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I've just got to wonder why that took so long Gary.

Cheers.

Obstruction of justice, or as many feel in this case injustice. Essentially internal affairs can't tamper (question) while a criminal inquiry (grand jury) is poking around.
10) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1615490)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/12/internal-nypd-probe-moving-swiftly-in-chokehold-case-up-to-8-officers-under/
NEW YORK – The New York Police Department's internal affairs unit is now investigating whether any officers will be disciplined for their roles in the videotaped arrest that ended in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
11) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615482)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I have a feeling many here will identify with this column ...
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20236/
Omar Mahmood wrote:
It was one of the coldest days of this winter past, and I was hurrying along the Diag to class. The blistering cold did not turn my eyes from all the white privilege falling around [me]. All those white snowflakes falling thick upon the autumn leaves, burying their colors. Majoring in womyn’s studies, I’ve learned that oppression comes in many forms. Sometimes we fail to notice it because it’s just everywhere – just like that white snow.
12) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615473)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
@Gary
100% of people are racist. Got that yet?

:) Can I take that as your answer to my question? :)

Yes you can. Like anything not everyone acts on it every time. :)
13) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615471)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Don't we have to 'Teach' our children Right from Wrong?


Of course! Obligé!

Who taught the first child? Have we just arrived at the unmoved mover again?

Morals and ethics are entirely self discoverable. It does help to have a push however.
14) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1615301)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You forget that this isn't how you defeated the Nazis. All those bombs only temporarily shut down the Nazi state. You defeated the Nazis when you rebuild Germany, rebuild their economy and ensured they had enough to eat, replaced the Nazi leadership with a democratically elected government.

That only works if they want a democratically elected government. The assumption that they want a democratically elected government is false, hence the mess.
15) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615296)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
And yes, a lot of people do think that evolution is true but that God had a hand in it.

Depends how you ask the question, and the responders interpretation.

Perhaps many believe a God 'Started' The Universe, then let evolution take its course.

Agree it is a step in the correct direction.



Anything inexplicable would be Gods work to religious people. Die hard scientists would do anything to attain an explanation or rather an answer otoh.

inexplicable = beyond their IQ to understand
16) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615169)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I'm female. We simply don't have time for all the things that have been hollered at me over the years. Most of them I would have to mod anyway as they are pretty foul. At least you got "pimp". Pimp is far better than the alternative right? And probably less scary.

So all the hollering at you was sexual? Nothing racial?

The fact that you have to ask if I've ever had someone yell something offensive to me as I walk down the street is an example of how white men really have no idea what its like for the rest of us.

Wrong. I know offensive sexual things have been yelled at you. You have said so several times in several threads. That you would assume I don't remember speaks volumes about how you view the world.

All times I've been stopped by police I've deserved it.

That would be exceptional, even for a white woman.

One of black friends who happened to be the son of millionaire business executive and therefore drove a very nice car. He was stopped by the police at least once a week for driving a nice car while black.

Sure, white people get stopped by police...but as often as black men? No. Are the police more likely to react with violence when dealing with a black person? Yes.

Police, police, police. You bring them up in nearly every sentence. It is as if you are fixated upon them to the exclusion of all else. Do you believe that every single one of them is a vile racist skinhead KKK member to the core?

I'm just talking about running down the sidewalk perfectly legally. Its happen to friends on mine on multiple occasions because running while black is suspicious.

Are we still going with the single datum and extend to the world again? I'm willing to give that the police were you live are racist pigs just out to screw with as many brothers as they can. Are you willing to give that is not a universal absolute?

Had that conversation about suspicious with a coworker last week. The person has been stopped several times riding a bike from work to the transit stop. Want to try and explain why?

A black person running down the street should not be suspicious. But we all know cops aren't the brightest. You would hope they would learn they are wasting their time with all the nothing they find, but perhaps their light bulbs aren't that bright.

KEVIN MURRAY, Assemblyman http://articles.latimes.com/1998/oct/24/local/me-35617 wrote:
I introduced the California Traffic Stops Statistics Act because an inordinate number of African American men, including me, have been unnecessarily stopped by police. The underlying reason we are stopped so often is the perception that minorities are more likely to commit crimes and that warrants greater scrutiny of them.

It really has to do with police culture. If a black officer does it, it is still racism.

Maybe some cold hard data would refute their (cops) dim light bulbs.
17) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615071)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Have you ever been stopped by the police for running for a bus?

No, but someone who happened to be going down the sidewalk with me did get pinched. They ran the pedestrian signal, I stopped and also had seen the officer. Can't remember if it was before or after I read the newspaper article about the stepped up pedestrian safety enforcement program. They are damn righteous about safety campaigns and have zero tolerance.

Now as to me, I've been pulled over on mistaken id for a traffic ticket, and also had an officer be incorrect on my driving and even once gotten one I deserved. Now they have also tried to hang different felonies on me at various times, which I had no part in.

BTW have you ever been walking down the street and have someone lean out the window and yell the N word at you? I have. As well as a few others including honky, gringo, huerto and pimp.
18) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1615064)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Preparations for tomorrow's Thorsday celebrations here are now under way.


I hear Thor wears frilly skirts 'n underwear......



While I support silliness, I don't want this to turn into a name calling thread. So I'll just say your birdie is chattering its beak because it didn't fly south for the winter.

All Hail Thor!
19) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615063)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-11/they-killed-15-black-men-dot-now-they-re-a-model-police-dept
20) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1615057)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
This is really to much!
At least 141 people died in the attack in the school in Peshawar, Pakistan, 132 of them were children.



How can religious people do such thing! That's believing in Evil!!

They can do it the same way any religion can and has. They believe they are superior. They give themselves the right to ignore all rules because they are doing their god's work. For some insight, see the racism thread.

As to what sets them off, they see others who do not believe as they do having a good time, but they have to do their rituals. They turn on their TV and are exposed to other ways of life and hate builds. They can't find their culture on the satellite because they are a minority and it doesn't make money to program for them. More hate boils. Eventually they no longer can be tolerant and must wipe out what they see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d8eKvegLI

They no longer can be tolerant and their frustration at others for making different choices reaches wits end, so they strike out. I wonder how they would score on the psychopath test?


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