Posts by Gary Charpentier


log in
41) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588342)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How do you think that the Continent of South America funds it's existence?

Oil and mining?

Some agriculture, coffee, cocoa, "protected" wood, bananas, .....
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
42) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588339)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gosh, golly, why they would never fly to some other airport and then hop on a plane to the USA now would they? They would never fly into Canada or Mexico and drive across the border now would they?

Golly gee wiz, they have a thing called a flight manifest that is computerized. If a passenger boards a plane in Liberia that is questionable and it's initial destination is an airport in europe that would give the authorities several hours to make sure that, or those, passenger(s) do not board a flight to north or south america.

What official? The ones in nearly every country that isn't an American ally who would only be too happy to get an infection out of their country? Before Snowden the NSA / CIA might have been able to read those manifests, but now they encrypt them and it takes a while to break them. More than enough time for them to fly into the USA. Even assuming they don't change names while they are on the ground.
43) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588135)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The logic I don't understand is the claim that banning incoming flights from the affected west african countries would make it easier for infected persons to enter the USA or any other country for that matter.

If we were talking about banning flights from Canada or Mexico I might buy the argument on the basis that individuals would take measures into their own hands and walk across the border. But they aren't going to swim across the Atlantic Ocean.

Gosh, golly, why they would never fly to some other airport and then hop on a plane to the USA now would they? They would never fly into Canada or Mexico and drive across the border now would they?
44) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588132)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Lynn you stated on the first post that this is out of science fiction movie. Well guess what its turning into a 3 stooges film fest.

Exactly. The movie was "Outbreak".

One even earlier than that & a thought provoking one.

The Andromeda Strain


Thanks Sirius!

I've watched the old and new one.
Then there is "Contagion". Don't watch that Movie.

That bad then?

Obama upsets Americans again

I know that, and thanks. He's going to talk again.

Edit:
No matter how bad things get, there are always some that make $$$$$...

Hot off the press


Go figure. Leave it to Fox.

Thanks Sirius.

Now we know why Rupert Murdoch's Opinion is hyping the hell out of Ebola! Damn money grubbing jack*ss.
45) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588130)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Apparently Nicotine, except for its additive qualities, is not especially harmful to the Human Body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine wrote:
The LD50 of nicotine is 50 mg/kg for rats and 3 mg/kg for mice. 30–60 mg (0.5–1.0 mg/kg) can be a lethal dosage for adult humans. However the widely used human LD50 estimate of 0.5–1.0 mg/kg was questioned in a 2013 review, in light of several documented cases of humans surviving much higher doses; the 2013 review suggests that the lower limit causing fatal outcomes is 500–1000 mg of ingested nicotine, corresponding to 6.5–13 mg/kg orally. Nevertheless nicotine has a relatively high toxicity in comparison to many other alkaloids such as caffeine, which has an LD50of 127 mg/kg when administered to mice.

It will kill you and you say it isn't harmful. Very glad you aren't a doctor.
46) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Once-in-a-million-year comet to buzz by Mars this weekend. (Message 1588127)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It seems that Mars will be "buzzed" this weekend by a comet the size of a small mountain. :-O

The God of War could use a good buzz cut .....
47) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1588125)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
No, this is hot fusion. It looks very much like a Z-pinch (Perhapsatron) which was developed by the US Department of Energy and then abandoned. But Lockheed-Martin is looking for investors (venture capital) which may be the reason behind this announce. Fueion research experts are now in St. Petersburg for a congress. Why wasn't it announced there?
Tullio

Did not mean the method, but the big press conference and then no one being able to reproduce the results.
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Yosemite and Seti (Message 1588124)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I have a Mac Mini so no discrete video, only integrated Intel video. I thought all Macs were superslow. I only use mine for downloads.

That's strange. My 6 year old Mac spent Months on the SETI Top Computer Front page. Considering it is 6 years old and using $150 worth of GPUs, I thought All Windows machines were superslow. Has to be true, else how could such an Old Mac with such cheap GPUs be so high amongst all those new PCs sporting much more expensive GPUs.

I know. Generally much faster. Always has been. Something about being able to tune the O/S to the hardware and not having to support hundreds of possible configurations?
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1588020)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/16/35-injured-5-critical-in-arkansas-train-collision-report-says/
44 injured, 5 critical in Arkansas train collision, report says
50) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1587858)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Misogyny is alive and well in Utah:

Shouldn't that read, "Second Amendment alive and well in Utah?" Or, has the FLDS displaced the LDS as the government of Utah?
51) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1587854)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Cold Fusion, the remake?
52) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1587792)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All Hail Thor on this most beautiful day.
53) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1587361)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It

Officer safety is paramount, even at the expanse of thousands of maimed or dead innocent civilians.

Including their own spouses & children?

Ask about the LASD who intimidated the FBI ....
54) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1587299)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It

Officer safety is paramount, even at the expanse of thousands of maimed or dead innocent civilians.
55) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1587252)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Perhaps in principle, the ban would be a good thing, but it would be totally unenforceable over 20,000 acres in practice. Although in 2011, New York introduced a ban on smoking in Central Park's 843 acres and all of the city's other parks and beaches. How is that working?

In the 1950's in Los Angeles county, 12,308 km2, nearly everyone had an incinerator for their trash. They banned them. It is working out very well.
56) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1587237)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/15/ebola-patient-traveled-day-before-diagnosis/
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she first reported symptoms.

The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.

The CDC is asking all 132 passengers on the flight to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636). Public health professionals will begin interviewing passengers about the flight after 1 p.m. ET.
.
.
.


Is everyone fscking insane???


This whole thing is rapidly mushrooming into a gigantic fuster-cluck..

WHY were these people not ordered to not travel? Or at least put on the infamous 'no-fly' list???

Still think that 'industrialized nation's health care systems' can handle it?

It's Texas healthcare. Same Texas that is so loved when it comes to checking ID's at the polls. Same Texas that pushed for State's Rights, like the right not to follow the CDC since that is the illegal Federal Government messing in the Right of Texas to license and train its doctors.

Now when are the managers at that Dallas Hospital going to be charged with the crime of intentionally exposing their workers to a hazard without the proper PPE? Are they going to serve felony time? Or will this be handled like ballot box 13? Where is OSHA?
57) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1587175)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nurses say 'the guidelines were constantly changing' at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - and claims hazardous waste was left to pile to the ceiling in the room that Duncan was being treated.

Texas Hospitals, where you go when you want to get sick. Unfortunately, this is the best in American Hospital medicine, where profit is king.

If this takes hold & from what has been seen & heard worldwide to date, profit will be the least of your worries.

Someone mentioned earlier about "Industrialised Nations", well, we're seeing how they are managing.

Not looking good is it?

By the way, who was paying for this Liberian man's treatment anyway?

I suspect as soon as the lawsuits get filed for the crappy infection control the bean counters will scream loud enough that every place will have a good inventory of the correct personal protection equipment and there will be money for classes on how to use it even at overtime rates.

BTW did you all buy shares in the PPE makers?
58) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586993)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nurses say 'the guidelines were constantly changing' at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - and claims hazardous waste was left to pile to the ceiling in the room that Duncan was being treated.

Texas Hospitals, where you go when you want to get sick. Unfortunately, this is the best in American Hospital medicine, where profit is king.
59) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586777)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
update on a story in this thread.


Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s incinerated belongings in Louisiana

The incinerated belongings of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan were bound for a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill — until the state's attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, raised concerns that the ashes could pose a danger to Louisiana's population.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/13/attorney-general-fights-disposal-of-ebola-victims-incinerated-belongings-in-louisiana/

OMG ashes are deadly, Film at 11:00! Someone should incinerate that politician for stupidity and require his ashes to be shot into the sun because of the risk of contamination.

I read that and could not believe it. But Gary do you really want to shoot him into the sun so his stupid DNA can fly back to earth on the solar wind:)

OMG never thought after being a plasma that the DNA would come back! Can't send it into deep space or we get Vger!
60) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : X37B (Message 1586776)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I wonder just how hard it would be to convert this craft for manned missions to the ISS

Extremely. There is no room for life support, cabin, crew controls, window ....


Previous 20 · Next 20

Copyright © 2014 University of California