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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Being of (reasonably) sound mind and body, I do declare as follows. (Message 1591708)
Posted 29 minutes ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

Wisconsin is America's Dairy Land, so perhaps some might be familiar with the expression 'til the cows come home'?

Looks like home to me.
I can almost sense the smell of cows from the picture.

Are Seti boards bovine excrement spreaders?
2) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1591678)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The crusades are a bit outdated and off topic .

If you are not aware, the crusades are now and the Zionists and Christians world wide are attacking Islam and must be dispatched by Jihad. At least that is part of the radicalizing that is being taught today by ISIL and others.

You and I know the crusades ended a long long time ago, but they are today to ISIL!
3) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1591675)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just what is it with American schools & guns?

Mentally ill in America have more rights than the sane. You can't segregate them because that would damage their fragile souls.
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1591673)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Thank god he was only a copper for 18 months

What a brave man he was!

Judge wrote:
He said Sutton was a "jealous, paranoid and controlling man".

That is unfortunately an apt description of far to many police officers.
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1591565)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
First of all, Walmart in the USA is as much hated as Tescos are in the UK. Next we know that Walmart own Asda, but Asda is pretty much liked over here. But if they are operating an unfair wages policy that does not pay commensurate wages to men and women doing the same job, then they need to be brought to book, and in court if need be.

But we need to be clear on this. Is this a policy of the British Management, or imposed upon them by the American owners?

Or imposed by their union?

Union contracts here get so specific about job function that a right handed widget screwer can't ever screw a left handed widget, even if all the left handed widget screwers are out sick. One reason unions are despised by business people.
6) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1591500)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If you want out, it isn't just getting the boots out anymore. Then again maybe you like strip searches and NSA phone and internet spying?

You seemed to have veered off the topic, if you were ever on it.

No, terrorism directed at the Crusaders is on this topic. Perhaps you simply need to take a few more steps back to see the big picture.
7) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1591457)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It's official! Sex & Drugs are now part & parcel of a country's GDP.

Sex, Drugs & the EU Budget


Well you may recall that the Office for National Statistics recently recalculated the size of our national income to take account of unreported or under-reported parts of the economy, such as research and development, illicit drugs and prostitution.

So thanks in part to the inclusion in the official economy of our productive sex workers, our EU membership fee has been augmented.


ROFLMAO

The cultural mantra from the days of my misspent youth... Sex, Drugs, and Rock&Roll...

About... Dang... Time...

Now if we could start taxing them over here...

Nevada ......
8) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1591436)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
That means breaking diplomatic relations with Israel, otherwise we are in the mess.

No, it just means getting out. We had diplomatic relations with Israel long before we had a large presence in the Middle East.

Now that we have diplomatic relations along with the internet those that hate Israel are able to recruit inside any place that also does not hate Israel. Neither side is permitting neutrality. Remember shrub's line, you are either with us or against us. If you want out, it isn't just getting the boots out anymore. Then again maybe you like strip searches and NSA phone and internet spying?
9) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1591430)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Vova?


I was curious as well. I looked it up. One possibility that occurs to me is Vova Lingerie. But don't look up their website, it has a bad resembleance to that accursed, hated BOTD thread around here in days of long ago.

Is Janneseti calling Putin "women's underware"?

Vova - Diminutive of Vladimir?

Max Vasmer in his Etymological Dictionary of Russian Language explains the name as meaning "regal".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_(name)

Possibly meaning Tsar?


Tsar in Russia = Kaiser in Germany = Caesar in old Rome... a 'title' signifying autocratic ruler originally derived from a certain person's name, one "Gaius Julius Caesar" (100 - 44 BCE). I have a copy of his 'war diary'. Good reading.

Vladmir = I am unsure of it's etymology, but it appears to be of Russian origin meaning 'has peace'.

I am curious of the possible relation of the name Vladmir with the name Vlad used by several rulers of Wallachia from the house of Basarab, and a branch of that house the Draculesti, including that rather infamous Vlad III, aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Vlad Dracula (off and on ruler of Wallachia from 1436 to 1476/77 CE).

Vlad + emir ?
10) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1591389)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Who let the dogs out?

Cameron states that Britain is close to leaving

Now you know how we in California feel when we pay our taxes to the Federal Government to pay for the rest of the USA. Welcome to the club.
11) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1591387)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The American people, hiring Obama, to FIX THE MESS -

Is the same as a CEO firing the Old (Bad) Accountant, and hiring a New Accountant to FIX The Mess.

After 6 YEARS all this Accountant (sic), and his supporters say is ' Look at the mess we inherited', we can't perform miracles'.

He was hired to FIX IT, and is has been shown to be incompetent. You fire him, and get someone who is competent.

Fix the Middle East? That will be interesting. That is how we got into this mess to begin with. The American people hired him to be rational, which means getting us out as soon as possible.

That means breaking diplomatic relations with Israel, otherwise we are in the mess.
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1591166)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Please EXPLAIN record September being the hottest ever if not for man and his machines .

Weather. Now if that was 25 Septembers in a row .....

You understand that climate change is just a moving average. So to get any result you wish cherry pick a starting date and the length of the average. Then if you get to massage the data going in, for some local variation like a parking lot being paved, you have total control over the result.
13) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1591092)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Note the profusion of opinion and complete lack of useful fact...

Note how the Daily Mail looks to be more for exposing beach babes and tits and celeb gossip than real news


Yes, Martin.

It is not just the Daily Mail, but ALL the traditional news sources worldwide are showing signs of it. Newspapers, Radio, Television, News Magazines, etc.

The standard used to be 'All the News...'

Then it was 'If it bleeds, it leads...'

Now it is, sadly, 'Sex sells...'

Its all now nothing but titilation and pushing an agenda.

I miss you, Walter Cronkite... And that's the way it was....

We allowed public corporations to own news media. Corporations have only one duty, make money. Why are we at all surprised in the state of journalism today?
14) Message boards : Politics : FATCA (Message 1591033)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
[quote]http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-Act-FATCA
What about it, Janneseti? Which aspect of it do you have an issue with? I have quite a number of issues with it, but it is kinda old news around here.

To be treated as a criminal for one.
And its news to Scandinavia!
I may be stupid but US laws dont apply here!
Margot our new FM agree to this!
http://www.pwc.se/sv/bank-kapital/publikationer/fatca-en-amerikansk-lag-med-stor-paverkan-for-finansiella-bolag-varlden-over.jhtml


Well, quite a number of US citizens have money invested outside the USA. The US Government feels that they should pay taxes on it.

Me personally, I feel that if I have money invested in, for example, Sweden, that it should be subject to taxes in Sweden. But it should NOT be subject to taxes in the USA unless and until I move the money back to the USA.

As I said, I have huge issues with this law. I do feel it is an attempt to violate the National Sovereignty of other nations. It is bad and needs to be repealed.

I suspect you have issues with money laundering laws as well, of which this is just a specific tax related form. I'm not too keen on them either.
15) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1591013)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
So, The Unintended Consequences of Taking Away One's Passport, 'is' The Terrorist To Be, STAYS In Country and Becomes A Terrorist and Blows Away Our Countrymen.

I'd Rather The Terrorist To Be, Goes Away and Shoots Others, far far far away in The Mid East.

But, The Brainiacs Leading The World Know Better. 'They' Always Do.

Thank GOoDness The Terrorists To Be, Once Terrorizing, Are Really Really Bad Strategists and Shooters.

Thank GOoD for Little Miracles.

' '

Exactly so. Let them go and fight, and die in the middle east. Then if they survive, and try to get back into the country they left, just don't allow them to enter. Revoke their passport after they left for their Jihadist war, not before.

Perfect.

Need hitech passports that the expiration date can be changed. Remotely set to say 48 hours after they leave.
16) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1590908)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Was this Chris' happy times?
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-california-retrospective-20141023-story.html
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1590862)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All from a misogynist set of religions?...

Thought it was all one religion, the God of Abraham religion. This "all good" God sure seems to have some not so good. Should make you wonder.
18) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1590857)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Whether or not the current UK legislation is what the general public actually want is quite another matter altogether. There are very powerful lobby groups out there. I make no further comment.

So the purpose of publicizing that link was?

Well as UK isn't Canada, the thread topic, all I can think of is to stir the pot or show how the colonies learned their lesson well from the mother country.
19) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590543)
Posted 1 day 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.
20) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590425)
Posted 2 days 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.


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