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41) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1589593)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Haven't we already established mommy and daddy can have their kids stoned? What's the difference between Methylphenidate and pot?

Interesting question.

Disregarding Pot, for the moment. Are we over drugging our Children, with Prescription Drugs?


Yes.

I hope so because the generation brought up stoned has yet to take over ....

WE ALREADY DID!!!

My 60's Generation of, Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll did - Bill Clinton.

You weren't brought up stoned 24-7 from kindergarten, you got stoned once in a while after you got in high school.
42) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1589511)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Haven't we already established mommy and daddy can have their kids stoned? What's the difference between Methylphenidate and pot?

Interesting question.

Disregarding Pot, for the moment. Are we over drugging our Children, with Prescription Drugs?


Yes.

I hope so because the generation brought up stoned has yet to take over ....
43) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589510)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just how have we allowed Marketing to go so wrong for so long?!

There is nothing wrong with it, it is working perfectly. I'm sure the tobacco companies are looking at the age to get them started and how much cancer crap in their smoke and how much drugs to hook them and calculating a way to maximize the number of fags consumed over a lifetime. Yes, the marketing is working perfectly.

Now stop bitching about the marketing and start bitching about the real issue, the fiduciary duty to the shareholder to maximize profits at ALL costs.
44) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1589488)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Haven't we already established mommy and daddy can have their kids stoned? What's the difference between Methylphenidate and pot?
45) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589480)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Perhaps you want to examine abuse ...
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/20/brutal-female-police-enforce-isis-sharia-vision-on-women-caliphate/
46) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589436)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How easy it is to claim "she did it as a publicity stunt" rather than to examine the horrific and systemic nature of this abuse.

How easy is it to set up a publicity stunt?

Was there a threat? Something was sent, by persons unknown to the press. That does not mean that the authorities have not determined a lot more information about the sender.

Was it credible? Sent to a laundry list, such things are generally not credible and are bluster.

Is demanding more protection than given the Governor reasonable? No, this part smells like a set up publicity stunt to bring much wider press coverage than giving the talk would have. Remember her PII is all over the net, so anyone who actually wants to due her harm easily can find her and they don't need to wait for her to show up at a talk. Another reason that it smells like a publicity stunt.

None of the above changes the abuse in games, only speaks to her personally, e.g. the crooked science thread. Go ahead an examine the abuse all you wish. AFIK no one here has claimed it does not exist, that is isn't pervasive, needs to stop, etc.
47) Message boards : Politics : Are scientists crooked? (Message 1589258)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
That is slanderous and impuning the reputation of the overwhelming majority of scientists who strive and work hard to advance science in their field. Yes they have pet ideas, and Yes they do not like to be shown wrong, but the overwhelming majority accept they are wrong if those proving them wrong can justify it, move the science forward and not make it personal, as a small number seem to do occasionally.

I know a large number of scientists in both the academic and business fields and none fit the description you have given.

Yes well, sadly its true.

Read the story

The study mentioned in the article

2% readily admit outright fraud, 33% admit professional misconduct, and it become 14% and 72% when they are talking about their colleagues. And these are conservative estimations given the fact that this data was obtained through questionnaires.

Now lets look at some real world examples. In the Netherlands there have been two well published cases of top scientists committing fraud. One was outright making up data as he went and it took them years to catch him, and the other was only polishing up numbers to make the contrast and significance bigger. In the UK there was that doctor who did the scientific research into the link between autism and vaccines. Which turned out to be one big massive case of fraud and corruption of the sort that we usually assign to politicians. In South Korea there was that guy with the stem cell research that was supposedly so promising, but in reality turned out to be nothing but fraud. And as I stated before, the whole anti climate change 'science' is bovine excrement paid for by powerful companies. Oh and before we forget, the medical industry, who happily make results showing their new medicine is unsafe disappear.

Look for the most part, all of this fraud isn't that important, because science as an institution will eventually catch on to fraud and falsehoods and corrects itself. But just don't pretend science is immune to fraud.

Very interesting. Since 97% of scientists claim AGW, and 72% claim professional misconduct, well you do the math.
48) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1589255)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Bogey man? Reefer madness?
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/19/halloweed-police-warn-pot-spiked-candy/
49) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589188)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law

Anyone taking an absolute position is absolutely wrong.

Anyone who thinks that making death threats against a woman because she is giving a talk about the way women are represented in video games isn't misogyny is absolutely wrong.

You are assuming there was a threat, several of us smell a fifthly publicity stunt.

I've been following the work of this woman long enough to know that what you think reflects very poorly on you right now.

Why does she demand security in excess of that given to the Governor of the state?
http://www.standard.net/Education/2014/10/15/Utahns-respond-to-threat-at-Utah-State-University.html wrote:
“When we have high profile government officials ... or when we have the governor or lieutenant governor, or have highly controversial speakers — Weber State does take extra security measures, and assess the risks, but those have never included metal detectors or physical search to enter a venue,” Hess said.

I still smell a publicity stunt.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1589146)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Need the right equipment for snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv1QXCVq_zE

But that IS a rotary snow plow... Just buried to the top of the cab...

When you have to build snow sheds on the line because rotary plows can't clear it ...
http://www.donnersummithistoricalsociety.org/pages/exhibits/snowsheds.html
Donner Summit gets 35-40 feet of snow a year and sometimes 60 or 70 feet.

Not so much now that we are in a drought ..... but you snow birds consider, you are on the seventh story and the window looks out into the side of the snow.
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1589053)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Looks like spring.







Need the right equipment for snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv1QXCVq_zE
52) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589045)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law

Anyone taking an absolute position is absolutely wrong.

Anyone who thinks that making death threats against a woman because she is giving a talk about the way women are represented in video games isn't misogyny is absolutely wrong.

You are assuming there was a threat, several of us smell a fifthly publicity stunt.
53) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588975)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law

Anyone taking an absolute position is absolutely wrong.
54) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588974)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I don't think they have intimate medical contact there as we know it.

I think you are unfamiliar with burial practices there.
55) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588907)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
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But then, I am cynical enough to have suspicions that she arranged the threat, just for the publicity.

Ahhh..you are saying she was asking for it and brought it on herself.

Now where have we heard that argument before?


NO. I am saying that, since the publicity of the threat has done SO much to publicize her cause (way more that just giving the speech would have), there is at least the POSSIBILITY that she directly requested someone to send her the threat, or paid someone to do so, or sent it herself.

Its not really about her gender at this point, but her (potential or actual) profit from the incident.

The question then is was this particular "threat" reported to the police. If so and it was a fake threat, then the act of reporting it was a criminal offense. If it wasn't reported, then it is reasonable to assume that it was a fake threat or a publicity stunt, in which case the venue should bring civil charges of fraud against the speaker for never intending on making the speech.

Of course there is the possibility that the threat was real but the speaker knew threats would be made and set the entire incident up as a publicity stunt.

BTW no one prevented her from speaking. Only her own irrational fears of lawful background checked persons -- did I just describe police officers?! -- prevented her. Her choice.
56) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588902)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Strange... The family members show no signs of the disease?

I don't think it's strange.
Ebola does not have an airborne vector of transmission otherwise there would be orders of magnitude more infected persons.

Then it would be like flu and be a disease that would wipe a significant fraction of the earths population of humans out.

So it appears that casual family contact isn't an issue, but intimate medical contact is. Just what you have been being told. Now get over your hysterical scare.
57) Message boards : Politics : Are scientists crooked? (Message 1588804)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Scientists are a subset of human beings.

Are human being crooked, yes, some are.

As far as can be told a selection on the criteria of science does not in any way affect the random chance of a selection on crooked. Ergo yes, some are crooked.

Your question is about like asking if a scientist who gets funding for his pet idea working is any more crooked than a wall street banker who gets paid based on how much he brings in for the company.
58) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1588541)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How did a thread about nuclear fusion drift into being about patents for medicines? I guess this ebola situation is creeping into all of our thoughts.

Well the reality is you gotta pay for it or it is all moot.

It became about why capital is invested.
59) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1588518)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I couldn't resist posting this here when I saw it:

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1258841

hawkwing43 wrote:
Thor the god of Thunder started as a man.

then

Thor was made to be a Woman with the reboot of the comic by Marvel.

now

Thor was a Prince of Asgard, so that makes the New Thor a Princess. never mind the Prince part.

so

Disney owns Marvel, does this mean?

Thor is now a NEW Disney Princess?

This being politics we should be able to talk about Thor being Trans-Gender or Hermaphrodite. Thor is irreducibly complex as this shows us again.

All Hair Thor.
60) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1588513)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29658502
Christmas Tree?!


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