Posts by Gary Charpentier

21) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841922)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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So therefore the US constitution is null and void because organisations can write and enforce contracts that override it.

Yes/no. Contracts can't do things that are illegal, against law. So a lady of the evening can't go to court and enforce a contract requiring payment.
But the powers that be here may impose the rules at the left, even though the first amendment would not allow all of them.

The constitution, defines those areas that may be addressed with law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marbury_v._Madison
22) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841919)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If you agreed to this, by accepting their Agreement.

Contract of adhesion.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1841888)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Is there any rebar in that?

Yes. A lot. It isn't rusted either. About the same color as the pole. There is about a foot of no concrete between the bottom and the part that is leaning and 90 degrees.
If you look at the back of the sign where the sky is reflected, you will see a rod shape "shadow", that's one and once you see it you should see the rest.
24) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841815)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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OT-(It also is telling because it teaches about the bottom rung of the ladder. It is far underwater. It also puts a big lie into voter ID. MickeyDee's dang well uses e-verify so it isn't hiring illegals, but their employees don't have the needed ID to open a bank account to put a paycheck in, so they want cash. If they don't have that ID how are they going to have ID to vote, even though they are legal? They aren't, so their votes are suppressed just as their masters want.)


If the employees are legal, why don't they have the proper ID to open a bank account or vote?

Because the laws on voter ID don't accept what is permitted to work, they want different more restrictive ID. They don't accept the long list that is on the I-9 Form.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1841793)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Thor sure put on a wild 1 overnight here (I hope that he's enjoying the sound of all the chainsaws going off around here this morning), but that seemed to fit his design somehow..

All Hail Thor!!!

Cheers.

I have had a few such storms here over the 37 years I have lived here.
It's kinda surreal when the storm is finally gone and you walk outside to survey the damage.
And one by one, every chainsaw for miles around starts up and roars.

You know it was blowing when the concrete lamp posts look like

The only reason it isn't on the ground is because it caught the electric lines above.
26) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841754)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The Truth about "Post-truth"

"The whole post-truth phenomenon is about, 'My opinion is worth more than the facts.' It's about how I feel about things.

When the news media was sold onto wall street, the fiduciary duty replaced the duty the founders envisioned for the press, a duty to the public to shine the spotlight on corruption. Now it is about who wore what dress to an idiots party.
27) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1841749)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Gary, still haven't seen your examples of 'references to violence'.

Why some is right there in the title of the thread. "RIOTING" "LOOTING" "DESTRUCTION"But you must think of those things as nonviolence.
The only way I can figure you to think of them as not violent is is you are self justifying using them on others. I'm sure you would call them violence if there were used against you.
28) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1841701)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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One positive thing, Trump is educational to youth.
The question used to be "Daddy what's an erection?"
Now it is "Daddy what's Golden Showers?"
29) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1841675)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Has anyone else noticed the references to violence trump supporters reference anytime there is the slightest whiff of the Real Donald?
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1841670)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Happy Thorsday from the wet lower left coast.

If you believe such things, they are forecasting Thor may make an appearance here this afternoon.

All Hail Thor!
31) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841577)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Neuter Government, and capitalism's faults will disappear. Get the Government out of the economy, and we will ALL be better off.

Capitalism is the free, voluntary exchange of goods/services between individuals, each perceiving the transaction to be to their OWN benefit. Get Government power involved, and it is no longer free and voluntary, both essential parts of the system.

So said Ayn Rand.


This is my issue with Libertarianism- it neglects the fact that people are greedy, and assumes a truly fair and free system will exist within unregulated capitalism. That's just *not* how it works in the *real* world. Money is power, and power tends to corrupt, yada yada.

Totally correct. People act for selfish reasons. HA HA I have all the coal, you will pay my price or freeze to death! Or I have all the drinking water ...
Some goods and services are essential to life. There can never be a free and voluntary market for such items.

It can only work where there is an orderly market with many sellers and buyers for each thing*. It fails without order. Unfortunately, without government control, an orderly market will not persist and may not even develop.

Ayn Rand might work in a classroom with play money, it doesn't work in real life. <ed> and I bet teacher , er government, has to keep it fair</ed>

*This implies the buyer and seller can transport the goods and payment between themselves, so free access roads have just hit and that generally means easements and taxes to build and upkeep. Unless you want the communist utopia where there is no private land ownership and I can drag the goods through that field of corn you were about to harvest.
32) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841573)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Funny you mention big mac ... https://consumerist.com/2015/06/02/forcing-mcdonalds-workers-to-accept-wages-on-debit-cards-not-okay-in-pa-says-judge/

Gary that's not funny that's just plain immoral.

But it increases profits, it is so TRUMP! Fees and surcharges, turn everything into a ceaseless revenue stream.

OT-(It also is telling because it teaches about the bottom rung of the ladder. It is far underwater. It also puts a big lie into voter ID. MickeyDee's dang well uses e-verify so it isn't hiring illegals, but their employees don't have the needed ID to open a bank account to put a paycheck in, so they want cash. If they don't have that ID how are they going to have ID to vote, even though they are legal? They aren't, so their votes are suppressed just as their masters want.)
33) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841553)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Given the fact that cards have a cost to the business, cash buyers are subsidising the card users purchases.

Or the opposite as cash has costs of security, counting ...

Gary that too is true, it is up to each business to figure that out. In my experience the cards charge less if a business has a large average transaction, think major appliances, a much higher discount rate for small ones, think burgers.
As an aside charging for a big mac seems a bit bizarre.

Funny you mention big mac ... https://consumerist.com/2015/06/02/forcing-mcdonalds-workers-to-accept-wages-on-debit-cards-not-okay-in-pa-says-judge/
34) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841552)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Someone needs to go to jail. And that someone, maybe more than one, is in the intel community.

So how you gonna put a British subject in the USA in jail? Planning an extraordinary rendition?
35) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841548)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Given the fact that cards have a cost to the business, cash buyers are subsidising the card users purchases.

Or the opposite as cash has costs of security, counting ...
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1841528)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Is used for casting, just not seeds.
Not musical.

Must have found a good one. Gary doesn't have it yet.

Gary has found it, but Gary doesn't believe the description is accurate as he can't find any info on how to use it!

So my question about cooling still stands as well as Carlos and my question about the hole in the side.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1841485)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Pachyderm Wrecking Service, Jungle Division.

PS I'm sure this pic was used a few years back.
38) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841469)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Isn't it illogical that you can display a 'false' price for a commodity, and offer a discount that corrects the 'error', but you cannot display the correct price and say there is a surcharge if you use a credit card. And in a country that has free speech.

In Today’s Supreme Court Case, Freedom Of Speech Meets Your Wallet

Unspoken in all this is the Master Credit Card Agreement that spells out the terms and conditions a merchant has. AFIK all the major credit card associations prohibit surcharge language contractually. Of course that is a civil matter, not a criminal one and the First Amendment only applies if the censor is the government.
39) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841456)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Guy, maybe because in one of your examples artillery is involved. In the other two examples you used there is no artillery. I don't know, but perhaps that is the difference?
40) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841357)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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And you thought Monica Lewinsky was bad ...
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html
I'd link & quote, but the sex acts the Russians filmed of him with prostitutes are too perverted.

And now we know why there will be closer ties with Russia and why he has it out for intelligence community.

Mr. Grab them by the .....


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