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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1721961)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I've heard professional chefs say they always use unsalted butter so they have exact control of how much salt is in the recipe.

IIRC some cooking utensils are not happy with salted butter. I'm thinking of say rust on cast iron, salt + water add heat.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1721960)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Information I have, per the builders site including construction photos - they are modern reproductions (2010) of Groswater Paleoeskimo tools now at L'Anse aux Meadows - would indicate they, except the adze, are used in animal hunting/food preparation. However you have indicated they were not used in hunting and obviously this particular set never had any use and the originals were not even a set.

I think Carlos should be the winner.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1721938)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
and that is why you can buy a odb2 reader for 50 bucks and delete history codes

No history and it fails! Actually you will get told to drive it for at least 50 miles and around a dozen engine starts to put some history in it.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1721933)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
not at all .... nothing to do with hunting etc. nothing is beeing killed with these tool the whole set has a name just like the tool set we had before me posting this it has multiple parts

Well, if you want the answer of ****working tools, okay, but two of the three tool types are multi-function and could be used on things other than **** and likely were.

Nice reproduction set.
5) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1721929)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Meant in all seriousness ... .
Discuss the following:

1) Why have, and continue to be, murder and rape been "bad ideas" (to put it mildly).

Are you suggesting that people don't do these things because religion tells the it is a bad idea to hurt people? Anyone with empathy hates hurting others. So maybe you should examine the role of empathy in human biology and species survival.

Some can not accept that ethics and morals are the same despite the dictionary saying they are. This usually because the person sees themselves as better that others, hence able to engage in racist thought processes of stereotyping and xenophobia, and thereby claiming morals are superior. Morals however are just some other persons list of ethics as ascribed to a mythical being.

2) Why was eating pork a bad idea? Why do Jews and Muslims still have a rule about it? Why do Christians not, when Jesus never said part of the New Covenant was the removal of the rule against eating pork? Is there a reason eating pork is no longer a bad idea?

Not all religions ban the eating of pork, although I understand it is because pigs eat waste.

True answer lost to time. May be some combination of several things related to the lack of food safety knowledge at the time the various religions were invented by man.

3) Why was sex between two men a bad idea in the past? What was different then that may not have continued in to the present?

Where in the past? In ancient Greece the love between two men was considered the purest love of all.

Who says it was universally thought of as bad? Proof please? And that means expert peer reviewed study from every culture ever existent on earth.

EDIT: Sure, if you need to believe to be good, that's fine. Right.

...and some people need religion to cope with depression, trauma, drug addiction etc and it works for them. What would you offer those people instead?

Gestalt or perhaps a rope? Yes, I get that there are people out there who need to use transference to a mythical anthropomorphized being to cope with life. I'm not sure that is healthy for the species, when done in mass.

Seriously, if we ever are to encounter an advanced ET we had better toughen up the human race now. No more self pity and woe. No waste of humanity to drug abuse. No mollycoddled lazy butt leaches. Everyone will need to contribute to humanity in some positive form. Of course no government or official should make decisions on an individual, but worldwide policies can be put in place to reward and discourage various actions as we do now with tax policy. One might be to allow any drug you want upon registration, but have "DNR" tattooed across your forehead so all will know not to waste precious resources on you when they come across you lying OD'd in the gutter. Yes, harsh, but life is harsh. Darwin's law is just waiting for us to not learn and adapt.
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1721915)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All too common.

Yes it is. And now with the internet the public at large is seeing it for the first time and hopefully demanding changes in how police work is done. After all the public is the employer and has the absolute final say.
7) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1721913)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
OK, and explain this. Why do all girls in their late teens or early 20's walk about all day with a smart phone clamped in their hand. You see it in every town and city all over the country. I bet they don't even put it down to have a pee! They are like a bunch of assimilated Borg zombies.


That's a pet peeve of mine, too, but it's not confined to age or gender. The good news is I feel I'm seeing less of it. It seems to have peaked a few years ago. Then again, maybe I've grown numb to it? ;~)

No, the phone is now on the end of a cord and in their bra. Maybe they have a mammogram app running? :)
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1721912)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
This trip is for the Notre Dame football game. (Season opener? I don't know. Seems a bit early for homecoming.)

Season opener vs Texas Longhorns. Tickets going for $300 to $800 a seat for the game, so I see why the train trip wouldn't be out of reach for a true fan.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1721911)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
; the DMV has NEVER charged me a credit card fee. I've made use of both my credit card, and my debit card online and have never been charged a processing fee.


TL

In Illinois, they do, for the reason Dena said.

Actually, Illinois just reads the codes from the computer too. Which again reminds me, I will have to get a few repairs made before it's due for testing next year. Just stupid sensors, but if the check engine light is on, you fail.

In Cali they plug it in, if it has been on and is in memory, you fail.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1721909)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Obsidian or flint?

<ed>Oh and which of the three separate tools are you looking for the name of?
11) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1721855)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Seems it isn't limited to the streets ...
http://abc7.com/news/3-california-correctional-deputies-arrested-in-san-jose-inmate-death/968508/
SAN JOSE, Calif. --
Sheriff's officials say three California correctional deputies have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail.
12) Message boards : Politics : Migration Period now? (Message 1721838)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Hopefully London has removed all the spikes in the pavements by then.

They are using punji sticks?!! Oh, vey.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1721834)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In Scandinavia and Russia we prefer bear fur instead of stupid sheep's wool.
Bäääää.

But doesn't the bear give up his life for the hat, where the sheep can continue to live?
14) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1721823)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another completely honest cop ...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/03/police-cop-fabricated-claim-that-gunman-fired-at-cruiser-before-it-crashed/
MILLIS, Mass. – Police in Massachusetts say an officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire.

NECN reports (http://bit.ly/1ECSouG) that Millis police Sgt. William Dwyer says the only ballistics evidence recovered at the scene Wednesday were from shots fired by the officer into his own cruiser.

Police said Thursday that they aren't sure if the officer set the car on fire.
15) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1721800)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34145941

A superstitionist jailed, due to public idiotism? Quite, exactly the right thing.

http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/legresou/constitu/228.htm
Members of the General Assembly and all officers, before they enter upon the execution of the duties of their respective offices, and all members of the bar, before they enter upon the practice of their profession, shall take the following oath or affirmation: I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of .... according to law; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God.

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx?id=21176
Every clerk and deputy, in addition to the oath prescribed by Section 228 of the Constitution, shall, before entering on the duties of his office, take the following oath in presence of the Circuit Court: "I, ....., do swear that I will well and truly discharge the duties of the office of .............. County Circuit Court clerk, according to the best of my skill and judgment, making the due entries and records of all orders, judgments, decrees, opinions and proceedings of the court, and carefully filing and preserving in my office all books and papers which come to my possession by virtue of my office; and that I will not knowingly or willingly commit any malfeasance of office, and will faithfully execute the duties of my office without favor, affection or partiality, so help me God." The fact that the oath has been administered shall be entered on the record of the Circuit Court.

Her tongue should have been on fire when she spoke those words if she was a true believer!
16) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1721690)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://abc7.com/news/california-data-shows-racial-disparity-in-arrests-deaths/967807/
while the second-leading cause [of deaths] was homicides by law enforcement, at 14 percent
17) Message boards : Politics : Happy Birthday Voting Rights Act - And the Good fight continues (Message 1721424)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In red red Texas
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/09/02/eight-texas-counties-list-more-voters-than-residents/
18) Message boards : Politics : Vote Canada!!....Good news! (Message 1721423)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Back to the election:
Now they have caught Trudeau the Younger
walking up a "Down Escalator".

Likely looking for an upskirt opportunity :~
19) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1721408)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/02/us/admitting-racism/index.html
No one is ever a racist, judging by the parade of apologies from celebrities, politicians and even police officers caught acting in apparently racially offensive ways. But here's a thought: What if a white person called out for such behavior instead said, "What I did was racist, and there's no other excuse. I was wrong."
20) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1721397)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We get the JW's around here quite a lot, three at a time. You just have to be firm with them. Their meeting place is the local "Kingdom Hall", all you have to do if they push it, is to threaten to report their place to the Council and Trading Standards for harassment, with a copy to the local police. Always gets results!

One does not like being that "hard-hearted" but when pushed it is the only way. We have not been troubled for over 2 years. And yes I did send a letter to their Hall asking to be taken of their lists.

Oh, you get the door to door prostitutes, selling their eternal souls too? When you start with that and tell them the devil is buying, just need a drop of blood to seal the deal ... well they take off PDQ and you get on the list of doors never to knock on. Of course you can tell them that Lot is described as being "good" for offering his to virgin daughters up for gang rape, and are they willing to be good too? This one works very well when they show up with the whole family!

You get what you get when you knock on random doors.


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