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41) Message boards : Politics : Big Pharmaceutical companies price gouging (Message 1719304)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
When this supply runs out I am going to go back to local fulfillment even though it will cost me $50 out of pocket every 90 days. Paying something and actually getting the meds is better than free and having the order cancelled due to incompetence. I will be switching Advantage plans in November.

May I suggest that you wander by a Costco Pharmacy and inquire on their prices.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Submarine thread (Message 1719292)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
...fear of heights (negative to sea level)

43) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speed of light question (Message 1719137)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yeah. Like i said, William is wrong.


To be honest i have no idea what you're talking about.
You're as vague as William is.

You are wrong as well. You shifted from reference frame of earth to reference frame of ship B without doing a Lorentz transformation.

Actually i never shifted to ship B reference point.
C distance and time all relative to earth/starting-point reference frame

You thought you didn't shift, but when you asked when B sees the light, that is in B's reference frame. You didn't say what time is it on earth when B should see the light.

The problem is more interesting when you realize that A somehow has to know when to emit this light. As A's clock and yardstick have changed relative to earth's, if he uses his clock to time the year he won't emit the pulse when or where the earth observer expects. Same also applies to B and earth, they don't agree on the time or place when the pulse gets there. Why not also include that A encodes the time of his clock on the pulse of light. (The problem gets more interesting if you do it in reality and these ships don't break another of Einstein's laws and have to accelerate at less than infinity, bringing general relativity and gravity into the picture.)

Are you saying that no light from either ship can reach the other, like William did initially?

Of course not. A and B do not measure each other at 1.5c. Work out the transformations to find out what speed they see each other moving at.

Here is a little hint to all. B doesn't stop moving when A emits the light. Where is B when the light finally gets to him? Oh and how much farther does A travel waiting for B to see the light?
44) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speed of light question (Message 1719065)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yeah. Like i said, William is wrong.


To be honest i have no idea what you're talking about.
You're as vague as William is.

You are wrong as well. You shifted from reference frame of earth to reference frame of ship B without doing a Lorentz transformation.
45) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1718940)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
This man is CLEARLY a one man crime spree, and if I had known about him years ago, and had been in any position to have done anything about it, his feet wouldn't have touched I can assure you of that.

Did you just say that you think politics belongs in the courtroom?! That courts should be swayed by public opinion?! Or are you saying you should be king/dictator?! Just not sure where your part about being in some position to do something fits in with the legal system, or how you think the legal system should be designed. Especially that part about calling people into account. That sounds like you want them subject to the whipsaw whims of politics.
46) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speed of light question (Message 1718936)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, that's just wrong. If it were correct Ship A would measure Ship B's speed to be 1.5C. Ship A can't measure ship B's speed at greater than C.

Your mistake is only measuring the time dilation. You missed the spatial dilation. Ship A and Ship B's yardsticks aren't a yard long anymore.

Also you have this special not relative place called earth in you example. Ditch it. Same result is A stays put and B flys away, or B stays put and A flys away, or they both fly away from each other.
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718828)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
nono this is a irobot cat roomba it vacuums up the cat then makes a special delivery to the chinese buffet ....thats why your usual meal is 10 bucks and not more .... the roomba cuts out the middle man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj_e9UcJD34
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Boat Thread (Message 1718754)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Hydrofoil Cruiser..

Is that the BOINC logo on the flag?
49) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1718743)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is suicide a sane person's response to being fired?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/26/us/virginia-shooting-wdbj/

Or as someone on Gawker pointed out, the second amendment outguns the first.

Someone on Gawker doesn't understand the first amendment. It is freedom from government censorship, not freedom from private censorship. If the private censor pig was restricted then the part about religion would be useless. In short, speech has consequences.

Now are you all ready to discuss the actions of this gay black man?
http://abcnews.go.com/US/shooting-alleged-gunman-details-grievances-suicide-notes/story?id=33336339
In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II. He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:

“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them."

It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.
...
“The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily...I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Submarine thread (Message 1718695)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I could nosh on one, I'm hungry.
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1718692)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Ladies only

Why am I not surprised? I'd say more, but then this would be in politics PDQ.
52) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1718641)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
And living in a world where some or all the rest of the world is enslaved by their tyrannical governments from within would be ... ?

Something the true American Patriot shall never allow to happen ever again.
We choose to remain at the ready should political events ever require us to take up arms and defend our freedoms on our domestic soil, if need be.
That is prudent, and what the founding fathers intended.

So they take it from us in small increments. They trade the promise of safety for a tiny bit of freedom.
The license plate reader at every corner, to catch the criminals and the terrorists.
Like the frog put in the cold pot and the fire is started.
Yes we are safe in our cage, but we aren't free.
53) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1718609)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is suicide a sane person's response to being fired?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/26/us/virginia-shooting-wdbj/
54) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1718605)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Hold on that is duff maths and conclusions!

29% of reported crime solved.

That very well may be so. But that would necessarily be an overall figure, and not applicable to every single person.

Take that 50 times got caught and divide by 29%. More like 172 crimes committed.

You are assuming that he did other crimes that didn't get reported or he didn't get caught for! You have no real basis upon which to assume that, in this particular case.

And you have no basis to say it isn't correct, to say this isn't an ordinary individual. You assume he is the most bumbling type ever and gets caught 100% of the time. What poppycock. I say he is average and gets caught the average 29% of the time. You don't even address how much of his average crime doesn't get reported. Maybe he is one of the smart ones and does tiny crime so that most of it is never reported.

In your rate of 1 to 2 crimes a year for him, you forgot to subtract out the time he spent in custody, thus increasing the number of crimes he commits per year while roaming your street. Do that and assume he is an average criminal and you get a number of crimes a year showing he lives off crime.

This guy is a one man crime spree and you won't admit it, because I'm a Yankee pointing it out to you. You can go on with your delusion that the British system is perfect. And before you blow your top, I'm not saying the Yankee system is better; It can't be as it is based on the British system at its core.
55) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1718568)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
@Gary - nice try old son, but no cigar. Crime never pays, in the UK or elsewhere. That of course obviously does not include Drug barons or organised crime. Upon the face of this report it would seem that this man has got away with far too much for too long and should have been dealt with more severely much earlier. He was aged 55 but it is not clear how young he was when the 50 offences began, but 1 or 2 a year from age 20 would fit.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-figures-show-police-solved-4729609
29% of reported crime solved. Take that 50 times got caught and divide by 29%. More like 172 crimes committed. Can't find a good stat for how much crime is not reported, did see one listing 20% So divide again and we are up to 215 crimes!

This is the real cost to society, one which many refuse to understand. I'd say ordinary crime does pay.
56) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1718411)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I remember it as don't trust anyone over 30.
57) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1718404)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You keep letting him go?
http://www.kingstonguardian.co.uk/news/13526358.Bank_robber_left_empty_handed_after_cashier_told_him_to_f____off/?ref=ar
This was the 50th time Thompson had been before the courts, mostly for petty crimes apart from another armed robbery on the Prince of Wales in Cheam in 1997.

I get the feeling crime pays over there. That must be your five year future.
58) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1718321)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
That dashcam videos are not for public view when a crime is committed are...Censor ship?


No they are impounded as evidence and not made public to prevent tainting any potential jury pool. During the trial they are presented to the Jury and the public at the same time or to the public shortly after trial.

It's only censorship if they are destroyed (listening Hillary? :)).

The censorship is when the police have them but refuse to pass them on to defense counsel.
59) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1718217)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The smell emanating from that corrupt system has been getting stronger over the years. It does not give one the warm fuzzies.

Most recent crap is intolerable. The Los Angeles Perjury Protection League just bought a huge stake in a newspaper. They they demanded changes in the editorial policy because they didn't like that they reported on police misconduct. Now that is a real stinking mess. One that proves the system has rotted all the way to the core.
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/updated_rall_s_deal/14860/
Before I called the LAPD for an expanded “no comment,” Palast said he had already talked with a police official who couldn’t say whether the LAPD provided the paper with Rall’s records, as the LAPPL said it did. But if not the LAPD, then who would have access to this otherwise non-public information? Rall suspects none other than his arch-nemesis the LAPPL, a onetime major stockholder in the Times’ newly acquired publishing partner, the San Diego Union-Tribune, which was bought by the Times’ parent company in May.

As reported by City News Service in May 2009, then-LAPPL President Paul Weber wrote a letter to Platinum Equity Chief Executive Tom Gores, saying the Los Angeles Police and Fire Pension System was now part owner of the Union-Tribune because of its $30 million investment in Beverly Hills-based Platinum, which had just purchased the paper that month for an undisclosed amount. Virtually the first thing Weber wanted as a new shareholder was to have the editorial writers who criticized public employees and their pensions fired.

The Union-Tribune’s editorial page “is one of the most virulently anti-public safety employee pages of any newspapers in California, if not the country,” wrote Weber, whose union represents 9,900 Los Angeles police officers. The paper, he wrote, “was certainly free to express its hatred of public employees when it was under different ownership. However, since the very public employees they continually criticize are now their owners, we strongly believe that those who currently run the editorial pages should be replaced.”

In November 2011, Platinum Equity sold the paper to MLIM Holdings, a company led by Doug Manchester, a San Diego real estate developer. The purchase price was reportedly in excess of $110 million.

The following August, the Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System committed $110 million to eight private equity funds, according to a story appearing at Pensions & Investments, pionline.com, citing a quarterly report on the $15 billion pension fund’s non-discretionary investment program. Oaktree Opportunities Fund IX was one of those funds, with a $20 million investment from LA police and firefighter pensioners.

Last April, Tribune Publishing’s three largest shareholders — Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management (which offers the low-risk, high-yield Opportunities Fund IX), Angelo, Gordon & Co., and JPMorgan Chase — sought buyers for 25 percent of their combined stake through a secondary offering, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. At the time, the three firms owned about 39 percent of Tribune Publishing’s 94.5 million outstanding shares of Class A stock, according to the Tribune.

A few weeks after that notice appeared, the Times announced that Tribune Publishing paid $85 million in cash and stock for the Union-Tribune, eight community weeklies and related websites. As part of the deal, the two papers are to share content and other resources, according to the story. Times Publisher Austin Beutner was named publisher of the Union-Tribune and chief executive of the newly formed California News Group.

“I hope people see the big picture here. This isn’t about whether you like my comics or if you like my politics. That’s irrelevant. This is about a police state; the nation as a police state,” Rall said. “In a democracy, cops can’t be allowed to hire and fire journalists.”
60) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1718211)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well...

One side says they were too loud. The other says they were not.

And no side is saying anyone asked them to be quiet before the cops got called.

One side says no police were involved. The other side says that a deleted Facebook post shows otherwise.

No post is ever really deleted.

No reason, at this point, to know which side is telling the truth.

The truth is there. Try the standing FOIA the press has for the 911 and dispatch tapes.

Some racist was terrified that there were more than two black people who knew each other and were having a bit of fun. So they called train officials and the cops. When they couldn't arrest them for being loud because they stopped instantly when requested they wanted them arrested for being drunk, which they weren't either. There is the real crime, a hate crime. That is the crime the police need to investigate.


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