Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1835131)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Interesting quote MK, a super rich man says that living poor is more moral.

Apparently the USA with it increases in productivity per worker with its falling wages and decreasing upward mobility is living morally. That should satisfy those rightwingnutz.
2) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1835110)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Gary's flippin' out about a tax-stamp

Never said anything about a tax-stamp.


No, but you sure were triggered by the mention of one!

I was triggered because of Guy's implication the restriction was from the interstate commerce clause, when it originates from the power to lay duties on foreign goods.
I believe Guy thinks the commerce clause is superfluous verbiage.
3) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1835079)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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After the continuous Left Wing assault against our freedoms by The Left after the recent election. Thank God that Hillary and her Left Wing Orwellian Speech Police lost.

Only to be replaced by the Orwellian Speech Police of the Right.
Who are already screaming that the left can't say LIAR! LIAR! PANTS ON FIRE! because that is a suppression of their right to be totalitarian and only have their view heard.
4) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1834938)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Repeal and Replace the 1st amendment?


I love the freedom of speech and the freedom of expression, but there are reasonable limitations to free speech. You can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre and put people's lives at risk. Should you really be able to knowingly, falsely say someone is running a child porn ring in a pizza shop while the crazies come out of the woodwork with their guns and start shooting up the place without repercussions?

There is the right to say it and there is the repercussion for saying it. The First Amendment allows you to be a fool. It does not protect you from paying the price for being a fool. I might say that fake news might well be prosecutable as inciting a riot. Only question is can a riot be one idiot?

There are a bunch of [redacted] who would like to repeal it so that radical Islamic teachings bring capital punishment.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Glenn has passed at 95.... (Message 1834933)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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R.I.P.
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1834854)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Stirring the Climate pot?

Old News ... https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76156&postid=1829383
7) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834766)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I'm uncertain of the significance of counties won in a presidential election, other than as an indication of how the population is distributed between a small number of highly populated democratic leaning counties and a large number of low population republican leaning counties.

Perhaps it is as simple as that. Republicans can't stand other people so they live in wide open spaces, Democrats don't mind other people so they live in cities.


Well now, I can't stand other people and I'd prefer a much larger yard, but I'd have to drive even farther for any descent job that pays well in my area. I guess that puts me in the Republican category according to your generalizations, which is at odds with what I keep getting accused of being.

Yes and no. You yearn for a larger yard isn't so debilitating to you that you have made the decision to chuck the city. Orange County California voted for a democrat for the first time since FDR. Population density is higher now too.

Of course is isn't a rule for individuals perhaps only to the median.
8) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834763)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Gary's flippin' out about a tax-stamp

Never said anything about a tax-stamp.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1834759)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Fortunately this did not happen to Caltrans or to any transportation related government function.

It did. The Toll Roads.

Nope, they're still owned by Caltrans,

They are now, the private authority was in danger of going belly up and Caltrans had to bail them out. It is also the reason the two different authorities are now under one roof. I know this because a dear friend had to serve on a jury where someone sued California claiming the roadway was deficient and the fact that Caltrans did not build it or operate it at first and only came to have it afterwards was an important part of determining liability. Did Caltrans have to upgrade the road to their standards when they took it over? It was not built to Caltrans standards at the time.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1834723)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Fortunately this did not happen to Caltrans or to any transportation related government function.

It did. The Toll Roads.
11) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834720)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I'm uncertain of the significance of counties won in a presidential election, other than as an indication of how the population is distributed between a small number of highly populated democratic leaning counties and a large number of low population republican leaning counties.

Perhaps it is as simple as that. Republicans can't stand other people so they live in wide open spaces, Democrats don't mind other people so they live in cities.
12) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834719)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The minimum wage has always been bad for productivity and a cause of inflation.

The cause of inflation is the Federal Debt and that causes the minimum wage.
13) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834718)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Would a trump supporter dare read the enemy's description of themselves?
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/report-majority-arab-youth-rejects-radicalism-161204112234602.html
NO!
14) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834667)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Ah, thank you John. You just gave me a quick & easy way to get rid of Bobby & WinterNight in a language they might actually understand!
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"half of all working Americans ended up making less than 30k a year IIRC"
-Alex Storey

The statement is accurate and there’s nothing significant missing.

Alex,

Until very recently you have seemed like a reasonable poster. Bobby and WK also are reasonable. I've got a good idea that everyone is talking past each other. I think everything started because people expected some follow on to the number and everyone wanted to know where it originated so they could formulate cogent responses to it. As there has been no follow on everyone seems to be attacking everyone else (thanks Donald, your candidacy was good for something) and everyone is defending nothing.

I'm quite sure if that "IIRC" had been in your first post with a number, the tone of everything that followed would not have been seen by anyone as inflammatory, because it would have gone in a different direction.

In any case I saw a graph in a link somewhere in this pile of [redacted] that showed income growth in blue states where minimum wage hikes have happened vs red states where it hasn't. Seems that the people in red states have rotten paying jobs because they vote red and don't have minimum wage hikes. Guy who likes states rights, really must have a burn going on over that. Rust belt vote red, and keep on rusting. Fits well with the stock market that tends to go down under Republican administrations and up under Democratic.



<ed>found this
http://money.cnn.com/infographic/economy/countries-with-higher-wages-than-united-states/index.html?iid=surge-story-summary

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Government of the rumor,
Government by the rumor,
Government for the rumormonger.
-Post Truth
15) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834628)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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You should have tried harder. Posting utter guff does you no credit.
Doesn't seem to matter to CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times or Harry Reid(who does so from the floor of the Senate).
Interesting all the blank posting panels that show up afterwords probably as devoid of rational content as they were before the filter was applied.

This is government by Trump. So we can expect more http://people.com/crime/man-opens-fire-in-d-c-restaurant-while-self-investigating-fake-news-story-about-hillary-clinton/
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1834623)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Anyone with one ounce of common sense

Government = common sense
Thanks for the best belly laugh I've had this decade.
17) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834550)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Those totals you give don't match the ones I've read. Please give reliable link.

He can't give a link to a reliable source because they are a post-truth.
http://www.snopes.com/trump-won-3084-of-3141-counties-clinton-won-57/
18) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834430)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If you're carrying other debts and move because of finding a new job after a recession, it matters little if the new place has a lower cost of living,.

Amazingly, you would think bankruptcy is the same in every state, because it is Federal, but no, some states allow you to hang on to more things.
19) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834429)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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But that eventually leads to another conundrum, should Federal employees or people working for statewide companies, with the same qualifications and experience, be paid the same rate no matter where they live and work?

http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877
20) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #4 (Message 1834393)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-115-2016-expanded
Editor’s Note: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the November 23, 2016, release to include additional products and production dates. The initial recall included 17,439 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 1,976,089 pounds of product, for a total of 1,993,528 pounds of product. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in distribution.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2016 – National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,976,089 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.


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