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21) Message boards : SETI@home Science : questions on seti and astropulse (Message 1549210)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Thanks for this input from all. I didn't know that we still talk of main sequence stars? I remember that terminology from the '50's. General question: What are those green stars by some persons names?

Indicates they have made a cash donation to the project in the last year.
22) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549171)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Violence is forced into those poor children's brains:'( I don't think when they left the womb, they wanted to hold a rifle instantaniously...

I'm sure they did not ask to be born into this, but that is what mommy and daddy ascribe to.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/woman-and-two-children-killed-by-mob-in-riots-over-blasphemous-facebook-post-in-pakistan-9633511.html
23) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549140)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I thought all people were born with (a) morality? Why does evil have to take the upperhand? I really don't believe this is the true nature of human kind! I object!

So do I. I sure didn't write the books they follow that sow hate and evil. However as long as these books and ideas exist there will be idiots who follow them.
24) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549135)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Palestinian School
25) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549121)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza Debunked
Why does the mainstream media keep repeating these false claims?

by Noura Erakat, works for the Arab Studies Institute, offices in Beirut Lebanon.
26) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549117)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
2) Hamas is NOT the people of Gaza. They are just the ones with the most guns

Most guns OR Most Votes?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_legislative_election,_2006

Since they seem to be the democratically elected government, I believe calling them the people is correct.

Unfortunately this marginalizing of Hamas into a tiny splinter faction pervades the thinking on this board; it makes calling Israel's action uncivil much easier.


Reading your last line is making me think of the word underdog again...

Yes. Many root for the underdog. Reminds me of the story of Robin Hood.

Frankly if it were possible I drop both naked in a big cage with a pile of lumber. Open the cage in a year, if the world sees fighting, close it for another year. If we see a house then we leave it open. They have to settle this themselves. If the world imposes stalemate then it will just break out again in a few years time. Keeping the fighting going is the immoral course.
27) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549089)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
2) Hamas is NOT the people of Gaza. They are just the ones with the most guns

Most guns OR Most Votes?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_legislative_election,_2006

Since they seem to be the democratically elected government, I believe calling them the people is correct.

Unfortunately this marginalizing of Hamas into a tiny splinter faction pervades the thinking on this board; it makes calling Israel's action uncivil much easier.
28) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549017)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Perhaps because before there was an Israel, that land belonged to someone else?

Half of Europe belonged to some other country at some point in time. Are you fighting over that?
<ed>I guess you are, Crimea and Ukraine.
29) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549005)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
And that is the real issue here, proportionality.

Euro-think. War is to be fought to a stalemate so it can continue for 10,000 years!

Well, unless you regard Sun Tzu as European then yeah. Seems to me the preferable way of fighting a war though. But I know, the American military industrial complex disagrees.

Actually the MIC agrees with the Euro-think, that way they can make more money supplying arms for a much longer period. It was their policy of containment of communism. It built North Korea into the moral stable regime it is. It put Putin in office. It has encouraged the Taliban and ISIS.
30) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1548997)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
And that is the real issue here, proportionality.

Euro-think. War is to be fought to a stalemate so it can continue for 10,000 years!
31) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1548952)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Your statement shows that you are either cherry picking or have a failure to understand what has already been said!

Is Ibrahim Khreisheh an Israeli?

Nope, your posts shows that you havent read my posts. I've never denied that Hamas is committing war crimes. I've never said I support them or that I think they are doing the right thing. But just because Hamas is committing war crimes doesn't mean that Israel is therefor allowed to do the same.

However that tit for tat is exactly what Britain and the Allies did say and do when they were fighting the Axis.
32) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1548776)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Here is a link to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement
[link removed]

Those in the USA should read this:
http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/enforcement/oac
33) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1548713)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Yes, the firebombing of Dresden was a war crime.

biggest load of B/S heard this century! Based on that, then the bombing of London was a war crime...

Yes it was. V-1's and V-2's are identical to Hamas rockets today.
34) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1548684)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
the software that is prepared for them is held in personally digitally signed repositories. And people personally care about that

Who cares? Just Martin? Anyone else? Got any evidence for your blanket statement?

You would think with all the potential users that a simple query to Google "linux software for W-2 form" would come up with a program. It gives a a few hits to windows programs that run under wine, but nary a single native linux program on page 1.

Martin, since you wouldn't know what a W-2 form is, every employer in the USA is required to generate this form for every employee. Since the unemployment rate is around 7% that is a lot of those forms that have to be generated and many people hold more that one job, I'm sure it is over the entire population of rthe USA. Ask yourself why there isn't one?
35) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1548679)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Now I am intrigued at whether the milk is cheaper.

IIRC I paid $4.49 USD for 2 Gal of non-fat last Monday. For you who use metric, like I wish we did, that is a bit over 15 liters.

US minimum milk prices are regulated and vary a lot from place to place.
36) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1548660)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Did Britain participate in the firebombing of Dresden? Was that firebombing a war crime?


Yes, the firebombing of Dresden was a war crime.

Yes. Indiscriminate targeting of civilians, exactly the same as Hamas rockets.
37) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1548658)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Interesting. How much is the toilet paper? With 4 men in the house, the savings on toilet paper might be worth the membership alone.

I know a large part of the Costco business in Bellingham is Canadian. The TP is about 1/2 price from the supermarket as is the milk.

Then their beef prices are amazingly less. In many cases I can't even find comparable quality in a super here. They simply no longer sell the high quality product Costco does at any price, choosing instead to sell an ungraded product. Last time I was able to compare graded products, "select" at the super was running 3X "choice" at Costco. For those outside USA, Beef Grades. The ungraded beef, "Ranchers Pride" or "Butchers Reserve" and other trade names, sold in chain supers today would mostly grade standard or commercial.
38) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1548645)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Now imagine that they launched an attack from an Irish school. Are you saying that the British would be well within their rights to bomb that school full of innocent Irish children? Would you, as an Irish person, be totally ok with that?

Do they launch the attacks at all hours of the day and night? Are they launching the attack with the kids in the school? Does my intelligence even know if there are kids in the building?

Suppose they launch attacks from 9:00 to 12:00 in the morning on school days from the roof of the classrooms. My intelligence knows classes are from 8:00 to 2:00. My intelligence also knows they wheel the launchers into the bomb shelter under the classrooms when they are done shooting at 12:00 every day. Do I have to wait until say 3:00 so I'm reasonably sure all the kids are gone? So I can only attack the equipment but not the soldiers? Does it make a difference that there is a apartment house next to the school and I will need to use much larger explosive, one I know will take out the apartment house to penetrate the bomb shelter?

Welcome to the world of the morality of the immorality of war.

The reality is the enemy can by his choices remove the possibility of me making choices to limit collateral damage by where and when he chooses to fight.

Did Britain participate in the firebombing of Dresden? Was that firebombing a war crime?
39) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1548630)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Nervous supermarkets left with miles of aisles they don't want

Tesco and Asda raced to add retail space for two decades. Now the shoppers have all gone elsewhere

Maybe they need a lesson in the Costco way
http://www.cbsnews.com/media/12-things-about-costco-that-may-surprise-you/

Interesting. How much is the toilet paper? With 4 men in the house, the savings on toilet paper might be worth the membership alone.

They don't seem to have the Kirkland Signature brand up on http://www.costco.com Not sure if they use the same or a different site for Canada.
40) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1548535)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
When reposting an attribution: Please don't post a partial section, because other parts clarify, and expand the partial. The rest of the attribution goes further than 'The National Government' and then applies it to ANOTHER Governments (States). Thereby making a 'Partial' Post incorrect in its interpretation.

However they did not rely on that in making the decision in Geofroy v. Riggs, they relied on an act of congress.

You may wish to read J.C.F. CHIRAC v. the Lessee of A.F. CHIRAC et. al. 15 U.S. 259 (1817) and HAUENSTEIN v. LYNHAM 100 U.S. 483 Also Harvard Law review Volume 33, page 285.

It was not a question in Reid v. Covert
http://www.oyez.org/cases/1950-1959/1955/1955_701_2
Question

Do American citizens abroad retain the rights granted to them by the Bill of Rights thus rendering Article 2(11) of the United State Code of Military Justice unconstitutional?

Last time I checked the UCMJ was a federal law.


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