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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 89 (Message 1819150)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
uniformity
22) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819097)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
So Gary when is a sportsman not on the clock to do what you say he can do if he so wishes .

A sportsman paid big money is never off the clock so once again you show a right wing fascist attitude .

NFL rule, for 90 min before to after the game the only logo headphones a player may wear ... can't wear the competition's brand after the NFL signs a deal to promote one brand. But what you do at home is your business.

Oh, if they are never off the clock then that is 24hr employment and that is illegal. Take that to the labor commissioner and they would be due so much overtime pay ... so why hasn't some shyster tried this? Maybe because they are off the clock?

Sorry you know so little about how things are here.

Oh the government can't tell you what to do but hey get the person to sign a big money contract and you own him .

mmm only evil people promote freedom then come up with a way to take that freedom away

How many little people working for the xyz co get fired for damaging the company's reputation on social media? Say posting racist comments and in some other post saying who they work for? and having the company friended?

Sorry you know so little about the world. Look up the right of association.
23) Message boards : Politics : America's Shame (Message 1819095)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Glenn you are the one without compassion. You will force people to continue to live a horrific life and won't let them suicide. If you want to suicide, suicide. It is one less person belching huge developed nation levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and thus is good for humanity. Or do you want to see 450ppm?

Booze isn't the big issue here, although it is an issue. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3224806/Number-drug-addicted-babies-born-QUADRUPLED-just-one-decade-amid-heroin-epidemic.html
Number of drug-addicted babies born in the US has QUADRUPLED in just one decade amid 'heroin epidemic'
* CDC report found the rise is among 'insured people with higher incomes'
And it isn't the dirt poor.

Firewater is a problem on the reservation, but the reservation is not the USA, it is a separate nation. Different than your first people. Their government has to deal with it.

Drunks here are picked up by the cops, thrown into "the drunk tank" and given a place to sleep it off, then kicked out onto the street, no court date. No Dr. type looks at them. They might get a free bologna sandwich if they are in that long.

Crack, meth, junk, pot and the like are the big problem here. Causes huge amounts of crime to get the funds to purchase. The addicts cause issues all over as people have to step over their bodies on the street. Then there are the ones who become violent. They get hauled into hospitals. Unfortunately many of them drive high. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/09/shocking-picture-of-ohio-couple-apparently-overdosing-with-child/

The tobacco ones not only get cancer but they start fires with their filthy habit and put themselves and their families into the burn ward, if they don't put an entire apartment house in the burn ward.

As to our health system the fault is we have zero mental health care.

Oh if your boozers are catching Hep B&C, you better check out the contamination issue at the bottling plant. B&C are contagious disease. Booze hep is a separate thing, maybe it ought to be called early stage cirrhosis.

Using booze/drugs/tobacco is a choice. No one forces you to do it. You are responsible for your own choices. After all if you go out and get an AR-15 and spray a school playground, society is responsible for making your life so miserable you had to do it! Jihadist reasoning. Want to choose to use drugs? get the license and sign the DNR.
24) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819079)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Sarge, they don't understand. They will never understand. But they are both subjects of the Queen! That makes their brains think different.

If you the NFL or baseball or whatever are going to play the anthem and/or recite the pledge then you should have your employees observe the flag code as part of their job duties. NFL or baseball or whatever are being played in a taxpayer funded venue and they have special breaks, monopoly black-out rules or the like in legislation. Two way street. But it is voluntary, the government has no business forcing people to do it (except at a naturalization ceremony.)

Mr. Kapernick is free to burn a flag if he wants. The NFL might have a rule against that. Society has a rule against causing a panic and a rule against arson. But if he doesn't violate those he can burn as many flags as he wants. He can use the flag to wipe his bum if he wants. The only thing he has to bear is what others think of him for his actions, er words, and if those words are "fighting words."

Sarge, I see your point about wrapping a sporting event in the flag. Unfortunately it seems to be a long tradition of businesses to wrap themselves in the flag for their profit motive. Again, the government has no right to say no to them. Be it President's day sale or 4th of July flag fest advertisements.

You can't mandate good taste.
25) Message boards : Politics : America's Shame (Message 1819076)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
booze drains the ER/Trauma area of the hospital. But also rescue paramedic budget which may not be hospital funds.

tobacco drains the oncology/ICU/surgery/radiation/long term care areas and can come back several times before death.

Need a self medication license which acts as a DNR order. Booze/tobacco/junk is all self medication and society should not be picking up after your personal choices.
26) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1818974)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
https://www.yahoo.com/news/reasonable-suspicion-defined-black-men-run-police-cant-201928196.html
'Reasonable suspicion' defined: Black men who run from police can't be assumed guilty

Massachusetts’s highest court ruled that black men who flee voluntary encounters with police shouldn’t be looked at with greater suspicion than those who comply with consensual stops, as they may have a legitimate reason based in fear to do so.
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“The finding that black males in Boston are disproportionately and repeatedly targeted for [Field Interrogation and Observation] encounters suggests a reason for flight totally unrelated to consciousness of guilt,” the decision said. “Such an individual, when approached by the police, might just as easily be motivated by the desire to avoid the recurring indignity of being racially profiled as by the desire to hide criminal activity.”
27) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1818971)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Breaking news

WHY manslaughter & not murder?

http://abc7.com/news/tulsa-officer-to-be-charged-with-manslaughter-in-terence-crutchers-shooting/1522653/

Malice aforethought or premeditation. Hard to prove.

That was a very fast investigation.
28) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1818966)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
oh the horror of it ...
http://abc7.com/news/study-immigrants-dont-take-jobs-from-native-born-americans/1521374/
At a time when immigration issues have taken center stage in the presidential campaign, a study finds that an influx of new immigrants generally does not take jobs or wages away from most native-born Americans.

The study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that immigration generally had a positive impact overall on the U.S. economy.

"The panel's comprehensive examination revealed many important benefits of immigration - including on economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship - with little to no negative effects on the overall wages or employment of native-born workers in the long term," said Francine D. Blau, chair of the panel that conducted the study and a professor at Cornell University.

The study did find some drawbacks in the economic impacts of immigration.

It found that new immigrants may take some jobs or wages away from an earlier generation of immigrants, as well as from some native-born high-school dropouts and teen workers.

Mexicans don't steal jobs from citizens.

No surprise there. Trumpetts don't believe any science so why would they believe this? Deny, deny, deny. Racism must be true. Must have a target to hate. It is only through hate that forces can be marshaled and great profits stolen.
29) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1818948)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Cop Kills Black Thug with Hands Up: JUSTIFIED. Why? Black Thug, with Hands Up(And NOT COMPLYING AT ALL), Could Have used Hands to Get In Car and RUN OVER COPs, as Has Been Seen Recently and Many Many Many Times Before. OR, Once in Car, retrieved A Gun and...

Again, JUSTIFIED.

YAPers you know that policy and procedure manual you just yaped had a confidential marking right? Now you have yaped it on net. cop-gazzi-gate here we come!
30) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technolgy 3 (Message 1818946)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Got Yahoo? Don't have privacy!
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-cyber-idUSKCN11S16P?il=0
Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Thursday information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor."
31) Message boards : Politics : China (Message 1818934)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Too big, er controlled, to fail, huh?


Not to big to fail gary .However communism means they will do what ever it takes
ergo South China sea would be a good circuit breaker for any financial problem . Nothing as good for economics than a war

Plus I understand you Americans owe china 2 trillion so I think they might just call that loan in if there's any trouble .

Now if you lot can't pay up when they ask for it that may just stuff the world finical system and put us all in trouble if you default on the loan .

Negative. It is Sovereign Debt.

Sovereign Debt, as history educates us. Is only 'recoverable' if the Debtor Sovereign Nation wishes.

If China cannot recover this debt. The USA will plunge into a terrible depression. Awaiting a possible economic recovery.

China, which doesn't control the 'means of its wealth. Will totally collapse.

Western Europe should also collapse. But I expect The USA, which does control the 'means of its wealth'. Will assist.

Clyde is correct Glenn. Sovereign debt. Much of it is in short term notes, which China's central bank renews and takes the interest payment home. That Sovereign debt is the funds for the Social Security retirement accounts of every person in the USA. The powers in the USA will not allow it to go away. They would go into technical default first, if they can't find others willing to purchase loans. As of today there are more people willing to loan their money to the USA than the USA is offering. One reason interest rates are near zero. However if China were to withdraw at the maximum rate, that would cause issues - global meltdown issues. China knows it too.

Glenn, you can even get in on the action.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 89 (Message 1818930)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
night
33) Message boards : Politics : China (Message 1818891)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I would not worry about China's economics because of the communism .

Too big, er controlled, to fail, huh?

I think people are beginning to worry about China's sovereign debt defaulting. What would such a default do to the US markets, when China has to sell all its T-bills on a single day?
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 89 (Message 1818888)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
spying
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1818887)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thorsday Morn is upon the Berkeley Coast.

All Hail Thor!
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 89 (Message 1818822)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
stockings
37) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1818821)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I rode around through my retirement community today and this is what I saw. Possibly a dozen yard signs supporting Trump/Pence. That's a pretty small number but what was significant, there were NO signs or posters supporting Clinton. It is the same on the roads around here, lots of Trump bumper stickers but only rarely a Clinton sticker.

Some places are red. Some places are blue. A very few places are purple.

In my area there are no (spit) Trump signs. Lots of Obama and Bernie bumper stickers though.

Gary Johnson for President.
38) Message boards : Politics : UC Berkeley suspends course on Palestine (Message 1818820)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
The Secular Left/Right Ideologue's and Religious Right, are Destructive to Humanity. They believe they are some sort of Master Race/People. Who must control the Inferior People, with Their Truth [sic].


Off topic, but I find it curious why you use [sic] in your own statements. [sic] is used specifically when people, typically journalists, are providing a direct quote and the structure of the sentence (if verbal) or spelling (if quoting text) are incorrect and should not be corrected by an editor.

Back on topic, as someone who values free speech as one of our most prized rights, and as someone who believes that the best answer to bad speech is more speech to combat ideas that should die in the free marketplace of ideas, I believe that all speech should be open to criticism to combat potentially bad ideas, and people who buy into an ideology should have to provide persuasive arguments as to why their ideas shouldn't die. (Incidentally, this is why I respect bobby so much, because he uses rational logic backed by direct observational evidence to support his positions.)

All that being said, I do not think young, impressionable minds should have to figure out what is good speech and bad speech in an educational setting. There is a time and place for everything, and I do not think any educational facility should be teaching, for example, the pros of Nazism from an incredibly biased view or some nutjob that buys into the ideology and wants to spread it to the youth.

Does that mean I believe the youth are inferior, as you suggest? Maybe according to you, but you couldn't be more wrong. Just as you seem to take a very black and white approach to giving warnings to victims of child abuse (as per our last discussion), I think you're taking far too black and white approach to this issue. And I note that for someone who claims to be completely centrist and fights off ideologies from both the left and the right, most of your positions, such as this one, typically toe the line of right-leaning political ideologies, and any attempt to have a discussion, and perhaps offer persuasive arguments in an attempt to change your mind, always seem to be met with you re-affirming and/or re-stating your position and rejecting any attempt at persuasive discussion. Why is that?

Ozz you bring up some interesting points, but I have another different line of questions.

If I'm reading his statement correctly he ascribes a belief "The Secular Left/Right Ideologue's and Religious Right are some sort of Master Race/People." * Allowing that each of the mentioned groups may have their own separate belief on who is a member of the "Master Race/People" and he did not intend on a singular shared belief.

In my experience I don't find that to be true. I do find that the Religious, of strong monotheistic faith, of any political persuasion, believe they are somehow better than those who do not share their belief. My experience however does not find that the secular of any political persuasion have a belief that they are somehow a "Master Race." I find them to think all humans are generally the same. Secular extremists are a hard group to locate, although they may exist.

That does not say that some feel their conclusions are correct and that other conclusions are incorrect, however that is a long leap from claiming they are a "Master Race." Generally they would allow that life experience and teaching cause individuals to arrive at different conclusions for a given set of facts.

A more casual reading of his statement seems to imply that all persons believe themselves to be a "Master Race/People." That seems to be an absolutist position or an attempt at disclaiming his own opinion.

As to "Destructive to Humanity" that statement can only be made by one who himself believes themself to be superior. Superior enough to believe in censoring an idea. As "Destructive to Humanity" would rise to the "Clear and present danger" test for censorship in the USA.

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/341/494/case.html wrote:
We pointed out in Douds, supra, that the basis of the First Amendment is the hypothesis that speech can rebut speech, propaganda will answer propaganda, free debate of ideas will result in the wisest governmental policies.

Pointing out how wrong an idea is is not censorship, no matter how oppressed a speaker may feel from another speaking after them. It is the very basis of society.


OB: If he would read the letter https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3110924-Hesse-Letter-Regarding-ES198-Fall-2016.html from the Dean who canceled and then re-instated the class he might get a better perspective on what happened. Why is of course outside agitation.

Note: The letter is written in first person.
39) Message boards : Politics : UC Berkeley suspends course on Palestine (Message 1818762)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
What was the content of the class lectures. Is it possible that the student lecturer was recruiting potential terrorists? There may be a lot more to the story.

If so that would be a violation of UC policy. Since the Dean just gave the green light to resume classes I seriously doubt that.

Gary...

Your apparent belief in the Ethics of those in Leadership Positions.

Is not warranted.

Why don't you read all the linked material first. It covers it rather well. Such as the letter from the Dean.
40) Message boards : Politics : UC Berkeley suspends course on Palestine (Message 1818697)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
What was the content of the class lectures. Is it possible that the student lecturer was recruiting potential terrorists? There may be a lot more to the story.

If so that would be a violation of UC policy. Since the Dean just gave the green light to resume classes I seriously doubt that.


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