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1) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1566364)
Posted 59 minutes ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
These are the words of a good man in Western Culture ...
"I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please;"

We are speaking about PRESENT Culture's.

We are. That book is still the number one best seller. 5 Billion copies. So yes we are talking about a current culture. Three major branches of the followers of Abraham's God still refer to that work, Muslim, Jew and Christian. While not every place of worship preaches that passage every day, I suspect the Westboro Baptists may. So yes, it is current.

Oh yes. The Stoning of Adulteresses is also part of out present Western Culture?

What Universe do you live in?

Same one you do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zxQD3pdI5Y

They are out there. They want to take over, just like every other religion based on Abraham's God. Many will fail, but unfortunately I'm not sure all will.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalist_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-Day_Saints

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalism
2) Message boards : Politics : What a shame (Message 1566359)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Here 'Is' Current and Up To Da Minute:

I click 'Current Budget' on Donate Page and Get This:

SETI@home Budget - Winter 2011

Yep, WHAT A SHAME.

Goodbye Green Star. It was Nice Knowin' ya.

Got Current?

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Registration may be required to read ...
http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/94-6002123/regents-university-california-berkeley.aspx
This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is an arm of a state or local government.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2012/270/652/2012-270652636-0965f81f-9.pdf
http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2012/946/090/2012-946090626-09653637-9.pdf
33 Total net assets or fund balances $1,289,464,235.00

Somehow, I don't think Seti@home is material to that number.
3) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1566273)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I notice it is the non-fiction section. Is that the correct section?

That is a different discussion and IIRC one Costco put it there and got hammered.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/costco-accidentally-labled-the-bible-as-fiction
4) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1566271)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another *nix issue - shared memory not secured.
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-hacking-gmail-percent-success.html
They demonstrated the hack in an Android phone.

The researchers tested the method and found it was successful between 82 percent and 92 percent of the time on six of the seven popular apps they tested. Among the apps they easily hacked were Gmail, CHASE Bank and H&R Block. Amazon, with a 48 percent success rate, was the only app they tested that was difficult to penetrate.
5) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1566254)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
These are the words of a good man in Western Culture ...
"I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please;"

We are speaking about PRESENT Culture's.

We are. That book is still the number one best seller. 5 Billion copies. So yes we are talking about a current culture. Three major branches of the followers of Abraham's God still refer to that work, Muslim, Jew and Christian. While not every place of worship preaches that passage every day, I suspect the Westboro Baptists may. So yes, it is current.
6) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1566197)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/how-hackers-use-virustotal/
A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You
7) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1566162)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just a question, I have asked many of my male friends:

If you are spending eternity somewhere, and have a choice between 72 Virgins, or 72 Porno-Stars, which would THEY choose?

ALL of my 'Western Culture' male friends chose the 72 Porno-Stars.

Given those narrow constraints, i'd choose the latter.

Is 36 of each an option? Purely for comparative purposes.

Have the porno stars been tested for AIDS and STD's?

On a more serious note, have any of you realized that having 72 virgins in Heaven means that slavery is condoned in Heaven?

and worse.

What does it say about a Non-Western Culture, believing in this type of Heaven?

These are the words of a good man in Western Culture ...
"I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please;"
8) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1566157)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just a question, I have asked many of my male friends:

If you are spending eternity somewhere, and have a choice between 72 Virgins, or 72 Porno-Stars, which would THEY choose?

ALL of my 'Western Culture' male friends chose the 72 Porno-Stars.

Given those narrow constraints, i'd choose the latter.

Is 36 of each an option? Purely for comparative purposes.

Have the porno stars been tested for AIDS and STD's?

On a more serious note, have any of you realized that having 72 virgins in Heaven means that slavery is condoned in Heaven?
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1566152)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Here's a fantastic solution....

Possible end to climate change?

...Everyone on the planet to become a vegan or vegetarian!

Or, reduce the population growth.
Encourage adoption rather than breeding, scrap child benefit, free vasectomies for all (particularly struggling countries like in Africa), and tell the Catholic church to shut up.

If the world adopted something like China's one child policy (albeit with a few modifications to make it less totalitarian), the problem would be solved in two 30-year shakes of a duck's tail.

Some would call me a dangerous lunatic for this idea (mentioning no names), i see it more as a practical solution.

'No child born to die' is a good mantra, 'Less children born' makes it far more feasible.

The only solution we know with 100% certainty that will work. I've said it several times before, but I get called a denier when I do. I say anyone who opposes the only solution known 100% to work is in denial.
10) Message boards : Politics : UK terror threat level increased to severe (Message 1565963)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Bomb Plot at Manila's International Airport Foiled
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/bomb-plot-manilas-international-airport-foiled-officials-n193116
11) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 5 (Message 1565961)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Okay EU. There it is. Time for you to grow a spine.

You're joking, right?

Well they could surrender ....
12) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 5 (Message 1565924)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Okay EU. There it is. Time for you to grow a spine.

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-has-threatened-nuclear-attack-says-ukraine-defence-minister-267842?piano_t=1
Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister
Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.

“The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us,” Heletey’s statement reads.

The minister goes on to say that Russia’s “hybrid war” in Ukraine is at an end, accusing the Kremlin of attempting a “full-scale invasion”. Heletey called for all Ukrainian forces to “consolidate” and “begin building defences against Russia,” insisting today “the operation to liberate the Eastern Ukraine against terrorism is complete”.


and the predictable official responce
http://rt.com/news/184324-russia-ukraine-nuclear-shock/
Russia outraged after Kiev accuses Moscow of nuclear attack threats
Following comments from Ukraine’s Defense Minister Valery Geletey of Moscow threatening with a nuclear attack on its neighbor, Moscow said it was shocked by the statement. Russia warned that such rhetoric only deepens the civil stand-off in Ukraine.

“Geletey’s calls to get ready for ‘tens of thousands’ of new victims in what he called ‘Great Patriotic War’ and what in fact is a new punitive operation in his own country are appalling. He only drags the Ukrainian people into a new round of the bloody civil stand-off,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday.

Don't ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for the EU!
13) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1565784)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Still a matter of discussion. NOT RAPE!!!

Maybe you would prefer Boko Haram as an example of rape being open to discussion. Or maybe the comfort women of WWII. No matter what you think, others have different views. In some of them, rape is not seen as evil.

This simply shows that you wish to impose your set of morals on each human being on the face of the planet.
14) Message boards : Politics : UK terror threat level increased to severe (Message 1565721)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Snip
Prime minister of England
And all though a warning was given all of the above ignored it at the top of there organisations

Here's what he has to say on the subject

Anyone know what a "Forensic Focus" is by any chance?

Maybe something like NSA vacuum cleaner style snooping. Or 1984.
15) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1565718)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is evil depends on your point of view. Change your point of view and what is evil changes.

Most points of view have rape and murder in the evil circle. Some don't. Once you realize this, you must accept that there is no universal definition of evil or good. It is entirely a man made concept.

You really believe rape is an Intellectual Debating Point?

NO IT ISN'T!

Your answer says that you think murder is open to intellectual debate. That is consistent with a great many of your posts.

IIRC you said you were an atheist, so perhaps you aren't aware of a good man being defined in the book as one who offers up his virgin daughters to a crowd of men. I'm not the one who raised it as a debating point, that happened a couple thousand years ago.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1565702)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
grrrrr Annie's issue spreads. Stealing the neighbor's wireless as my connection seems to be down. Now to call tech support in god knows what backwater.
<ed>That was quick. Said they sent a reset and bingo.
17) Message boards : Politics : UK terror threat level increased to severe (Message 1565568)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
<short list snipped>

That is far from everyone. Where are the names of all the seti crunchers? Aren't they part of "everyone?"

And all though a warning was given all of the above ignored it at the top of there organisations

Are you sure they - your list - ignored it? Or did they have to compromise because to do more was politically untenable at that time? Do you think that announcing that on 9/9/2001 strip searches to board an airplane was possible? It was on 9/12/2001. Or do you think they thought he did a truck bomb before, he'll do a truck bomb again might haven been the thinking?

As to stirring, broad absolute statements do that.
18) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1565449)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is evil depends on your point of view. Change your point of view and what is evil changes.

Most points of view have rape and murder in the evil circle. Some don't. Once you realize this, you must accept that there is no universal definition of evil or good. It is entirely a man made concept.

As to some of those viewpoints where rape and murder are not evil, one place to find them is in two thousand year old books. Say where stoning people is encouraged. Where killing those who believe different is encouraged. Where offering up virgin daughters to a crowd of men is described as the act of a good man.

Man is quite capable of rationalizing anything, even WMD.

We have a long way to go, and religion is one of the things holding us back from development.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #70 (Message 1565239)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
retracement
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1565238)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Looks like the Golden Bears have the beginnings of a perfect season. Beat the Wildcats. To make thing happier in SETI land, the Badgers beat the Tigers.


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