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21) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1546917)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
God is angry for all the things we have done wrong lately:(
We? G-d blessed America as none were aboard MH17. Do you know the big news in the US of A this morning?

Some kids climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and put up a white flag.

No, no no, that was the New York news
on the west coast the news was ...
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jul/24/manchester-united-hammer-la-galaxy-as-van-gaals-reign-starts-with-bang
22) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546731)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Probably because you have forgotten that "equal" is an adjective.

It is also a noun and a verb.

Try the sentence: "Do you think all human beings are equal?"
If "equal" is an adjective, then what noun is it modifying?

We could just try a different noun to see if it is grammatically correct: Do you think all human beings are purple?

Now lets try a verb: Do you think all human beings are read?

Now lets try an adjective: Do you think all human beings are lacy?

In any case I'll let our school teacher diagram the sentence to see if more than one interpretation is grammatically acceptable. And to see if there may be an issue between British usage and American usage.

equal:
adjective
1 being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value: add equal amounts of water and flour | 1 liter is roughly equal to 1 quart.
• (of people) having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
• uniform in application or effect; without discrimination on any grounds: a dedicated campaigner for equal rights.
• evenly or fairly balanced: it was hardly an equal contest.
2 [ predic. ] (equal to) having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge): the players proved equal to the task.

noun
a person or thing considered to be the same as another in status or quality: we all treat each other as equals | it was a day without equal in market history.

verb ( equals, equaling , equaled ; also chiefly Brit. equals, equalling, equalled ) [ with obj. ]
be the same as in number or amount: four plus six divided by two equals five | the total debits should equal the total credits.
• match or rival in performance or extent: he equaled the world record of 9.93 seconds.
• be equivalent to: his work is concerned with why private property equals exploitation.


Personally I think there is a troll afoot.
23) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546713)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The piece was not "compassionate". At least to the Jewish People in Israel, whom Hamas, and other Jihadist's, repeatedly state they wish to exterminate.

And every day attempt to kill off another piece, rocket by rocket.
24) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546711)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The consequences of WW2 made the Jews realise if the continued to submit to all atrocities committed against them since Roman times there wouldn't be any Jews left. So now they react to threats and attacks, and some condemn them for it.

edit]And now the inhabitants of Gaza are attacking the Red Cross http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28450436

It is obvious why they attacked. It was a red CROSS van, not a red CRESCENT van.
25) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1546693)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Software center?! So you like corporate tracking and data mining. I thought you said this was FLOSS.
26) Message boards : Politics : How I learned about God - David C. Pack (Message 1546605)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Bible thumpers can't help it, especially when they know they've lost the argument :-)

Yes, when they get into one of those circular logic loops all rationality and civility seems to evaporate as gray matter hits the fan.
27) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1546602)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Time to get ready for Thor.

All Hail Thor, the one, the only true designer.
28) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1546601)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
He wouldn't get SFA. Sweet FA he might be able to look up.
29) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1546587)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Get the Linux developers to allow me to use ALL my current program AND games and I may think about it, until then I will stick with WINDOWS.

The "Linux developers" would be very happy for that to happen, but they are not going to do that for you and they are not going to do that for Microsoft.

SNORT. They can't even agree on an executable format. Every program has to be re-compiled for every version and flavor. No "make" no "config" no "yum" and no command line. Chaos reigns. Until this issue is solved linux will be an also ran for anything that doesn't run software off a ROM chip, like a phone or a router or a car. You have to make it so sophisticated that an idiot can run it, which might be why you have to go to the Google Store or the App Store to load stuff on your phone; some single vendor has to have control.

Oh, and just because Martin will scream, I'm typing this on a UNIX(r) system. That 100% compliance with the standards does make a difference.
30) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546553)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
ca-ching ...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/17/new-york-jury-awards-shoplifter-500000-for-broken-ankle-suffered-during-arrest/
31) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546548)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Sounds fare to me.

Past Performance Is Not A Guarantee Of Future Returns.
32) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1546545)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Perhaps. But how close to the BUKs need the controlling radar be to operate them?

They don't need a "controlling radar" to operate. Their targeting radar works just fine. You only use a "controlling radar" if you care about IFF.

Which might 'splain why Tsar Putin has suddenly decided to pull the BUK's back inside mother Russia.

Of course an airliner will identify as unknown or enemy, not friend.
33) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546538)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Plus she has to pay back all of the welfare she ever received.

Cite
34) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546521)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The Saudi's are not being invaded, invading others or in a civil war.

Well, the House of Saud may not be sending fighters, but they are sending dinars and allowing citizens to join jihad.
35) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546520)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Edit:

Hamas demands end to blockade before ceasefire

Is that so the first and perhaps only shipment through will be more rockets?
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ARGH!!! (Message 1546517)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I hate quarter end!
six different GD tax forms not counting payment coupons
37) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546467)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Aren't law suit awards tax free because they are not profit but replace a loss like an insurance payment?

If the money replaces a loss, like paying a medical bill, hers will be zero no bill for in custody treatments, then it would not be taxed. If it is to pay for her lawyer, then it is taxed (and he pays taxes too.) Homeless and mentally ill, I doubt she gets loss of income. That leaves pain and suffering and punitive, they don't pay for a loss so they are taxable.

California tax 12.30% + Federal 39.6% = 51.9% tax.
38) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546354)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
You do know that your linked website is a Vital Component in the U.S. War on Terror don't you? I wouldn't expect much non bias there especially given the familiar names on the board of advisors, Donald Rumsfeld being one of them.

Was the translation of the source document wrong?

Then again you likely didn't see the news reports about a year ago where a news crew was beaten because they dared show a rocket launch. Why? Because it let Israel put a low explosive yield (no collateral damage) munition into the window of the specific apartment where the launcher was.
39) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546342)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Lawyers and her family will rob her blind


Not if she won't let them...

She doesn't have a choice. 1/3 goes to the lawyer, and he makes sure he gets his first or there is no lawsuit! about 1/2 will go in taxes. doesn't leave a lot.
40) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546211)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Also the God of Islam promised the land to the Jewish people.


Could you elaborate on that and maybe provide us with a link?

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75211&postid=1545925


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