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41) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1696365)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
BTW: Police Unions are the same as Auto Workers, Teachers, Longshoreman, Teamsters, etc., Unions.

Just about protecting their membership, increasing their pay, and 'lining' their own pocket.

So they are filled with liars, cheats and thieves, their members - police officers.
42) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696364)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
or even make make Wedding Cakes for a Gay Marriage.

Has been for some time .... The law was enacted in 1959!
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CIV&sectionNum=51. wrote:
51.

(a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

(b) All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.
43) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1696295)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes, the vast majority of that speech needed to be said. The politicin' was the only detraction, but he is a politician; he doesn't know any other way.


Exactly in what way was he 'politicin'?

I won't turn this thread into that rancor by directly answering, but simply say there were parts when he was not giving a eulogy, but advocating changes to matters unrelated to the issue of racism, in effect trying to wrap his advocacy in the blood of those who died. I'd call that base politics.
44) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696293)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Does it matter if you boycott him? Even if the boycott was somehow super successful and you drove him out of business, well its not like that hasn't happened before.
Don't care about his business, although there are many who would. However it would get every story about the candidate associated with slime. No chance for him. And little time to campaign as he attends to damage control of his businesses.

Oh, if by some act of hell he gets nominated, Hillary might poll better than 95% of voters, and that would be terrible for the USA. No president should ever feel that have that kind of mandate to govern.
45) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696290)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The first time Trump played golf he shot a hole-in-one off the first Tee.
It's all downhill from there!
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1696288)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Several Middle Eastern hotels have decided they need to be differentiated from mere 5 star hotels, and are assigning themselves 6 or even 7 stars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_rating

In North America most automobile club travel guide star ratings are simply for sale. The more you pay the club, the more stars you get in their next travel guide. I personally know several nice family owned hotels in Canada that don't even show up in any of the guides, because they don't pay anything. I much prefer things like Travelocity these days.

Humph. It is true to be rated you have to pay for the inspection, but I don't think anything but an outright bribe to the inspector gets you more stars and you couldn't bribe your way above three stars. Four/Five star properties are visited a dozen times a year anonymously, meaning the property has no idea who the inspector is to bribe them.

Some of the five star properties don't have an ad in their books because they really don't want riffraff CAA/AAA members at their property, they want the rating for their more exclusive clientele, but the huge three star ones buy multiple page fold out ads in color. Somehow I doubt it is how much you spend that determines the number of stars.

http://newsroom.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/diamondguidelinesDec08.pdf
47) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Any truth in it? (Message 1696285)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It could also be that the cooler, denser air is more conducive to the transmission of the signal from the tower to your location, so the received signal strength is higher.

Water is a signal attenuator. Possible that some interfering signal is less when wet (attenuated), hence a better experience. Also possible that the wet roof acts as a ground plane giving a better experience. You could test for that with a garden hose. Finally don't forget that in the winter, without a storm, the air is much dryer than in the summer. Check the relative humidity.

Now today in the digital world, the signal should either be there, or not at all. No snow anymore, but blockies from bad jpeg decompression.

Back in the analog days, I noticed that when a cold weather front passed here in Los Angeles the VHF San Diego stations became available, in the winter, and in the summer they were usually there but not always watching quality.

More than you wanted to know:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_propagation

http://www.dxfm.com/content/propagation.htm

http://www.arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals
48) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696241)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The possibility exists that, using this ruling as a precedent, the same line of reasoning could be applied to overturn various State laws on a National basis that prohibit things like marijuana use or allow things like concealed handgun carry in States that do not already allow it. Hey, these few States have allowed this or that... So 'equal protection' mandates the Court to strike down all other States' laws that disallow it. I am not sure that those that are happy with THIS ruling would be equally happy with all the other rulings that could come about due to this ruling's precedent.

The ruling had nothing to do with some states allow it and others don't. It had to do with all states allow some form, but not to everyone and 14 says you must allow to everyone. So if it was a concealed carry case, it would come down as mandatory issue. Marijuana would not be a 14th amendment case, but a commerce clause case.

As to the rest of your separate but equal thinking, wrong. If you want it that way, marriage by church cannot be recognized by the state, only civil union at the county court house will be recognized. Now you have your result, and have removed the separate but equal junk and preserved the First Amendment. Frankly, government should not recognize an action taken in a church by a preacher as that is in violation of the First! [Bigamy may need a rewrite too.]
49) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1696135)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another officer just being perfect ...
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2015/06/robert_dandrea_minor_disneyland_gun_cocaine.php

No Organization, Position, or Individual Person, is Perfect.

So?

Since anyone can continually point to non-perfect/criminal persons, anywhere, and in any Human Organization:

The point?

Not perfect, but their union says they are ....
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gun-lock-concealed-weapons-20150626-story.html
Los Angeles lawmakers have been mulling new rules that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with a trigger lock when they are not being used.

But the plan, championed by Councilman Paul Krekorian as a way to spare children from deadly accidents, spurred opposition from the city police officers' union, which argues that current and former officers shouldn't be held to those rules.

One law for everyone, or we get to point out every flaw as some gross horrible abomination or nature. But we know cops [and cop unions] think they are better than everyone else. The point.
50) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696132)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It would be different.

Yes, 10,000 foot snow drifts in hell would be different.

We need to boycott all his properties and businesses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Organization and all the places that give him money.

'The Donald' is a Successful Business Man - Idiot.

Re: Boycotts.

Do you really believe Boycotts, by Christians, against....

Would be correct. Even if successful?

Let's not start these Suicidal Boycotts. They are not a 'One Way Street'

You are aware the Donald called a boycott on Univision aren't you? Seems two way to me.
51) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1696130)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
For the first time: We were riveted, when he was speaking.

He gave one of the best, and necessary speech, by any President. In a long, long, time.

I think he would make a great preacher. But I'm not so sure we need a preacher as President. The little alarm bell rings and reminds me of shrub and his preaching "crusade" in Iraq.

Yes, the vast majority of that speech needed to be said. The politicin' was the only detraction, but he is a politician; he doesn't know any other way.
52) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1696126)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another officer just being perfect ...
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2015/06/robert_dandrea_minor_disneyland_gun_cocaine.php
53) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696119)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It would be different.

Yes, 10,000 foot snow drifts in hell would be different.

We need to boycott all his properties and businesses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Organization and all the places that give him money.
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1696118)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
One wonders why it didn't steam down the spur as it fired up straight away.

One explanation might be that it lacks the presently required safety features to run on the mainline.[1] So to be on the mainline it has to be under tow, but the private spur, is closed to other trains. However it doesn't look like it has anywhere to go! So maybe just steam to make noise with the whistle?

[1]Radio, brakes, PTC, qualified engineer.
55) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1696069)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
And its Ramadan now:(
And Friday!

Which makes no difference to an insane deluded suicidal anti-human determined to transform paradise into the ninth level of hell. Since they have self selected to cease being human, we no longer owe them the courtesy to treat them as such and are free to use the most barbaric methods, those beyond imagination, to make them comply with human decency, or painfully terminate their existence, face down, feet towards Mecca, covered in swine.

<ed>I speak only of those who would do, or have done harm.
56) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696053)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Hopefully this thread won't become a flame fest like the previous ones

We have been celebrating Thorsday for some time without flames, I doubt this topic will be much different unless agitators find it and descend.

And for once, someone has applied the meaning of the words as written, not some interpretation through the lens of the politics of the moment.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1695398)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The Buzzy Suck Squad..

Yuck! Put 'em in the bug thread.

Nah, just smash 'em, before they can give somebody malaria or West Nile virus....

dengue more likely seeing the species
58) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1695320)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Seems LA..

Gets more than their fare share of Bad/Criminal Police Work.
Or maybe LA simply won't put up with bad apple cops like other places?

Since everyone has Cell Phone Cameras, many PD's have Dash Cams, and some have Body Cams:

Why?

Why is there corruption anywhere?
59) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1695290)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I can almost hear them ... the demonstrators of the Los Angeles Perjury Protection League. No justice, no policing!
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20150624/la-county-sheriffs-deputies-convicted-in-beating-of-jail-visitor

More excellent police work
http://abc7.com/news/deputies-on-trial-for-allegedly-beating-handcuffed-jail-visitor/789518/


Almost because this was the LASD, not the LAPD. LASD has its own issues:
http://mynewsla.com/government/2015/06/24/document-tanaka-to-blame-baca-for-obstruction-allegations/
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department‘s former second-in-command plans to tell a jury that his boss ordered him to develop a way to thwart a federal probe into deputy misconduct at county jails, court papers obtained Tuesday show.

According to Paul Tanaka’s notice of a “public authority defense,” filed in Los Angeles federal court, the ex-undersheriff seeks to defend himself against obstruction of justice charges by arguing that he “acted on behalf of orders issued by Sheriff Leroy Baca, who was Mr. Tanaka’s ranking superior officer” when the alleged conspiracy took place.

Tanaka and ex-sheriff’s captain Tom Carey are scheduled to go on trial in November.

Both are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, and each is named in one count of obstruction of justice. Carey is additionally charged with two counts of lying on the witness stand last year during the trials of co- conspirators. If convicted, the men face the possibility of multiple years in federal prison.
60) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1695228)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes, yet another cop just doing his job
http://www.officer.com/news/14011653/new-mexico-police-officers-to-face-murder-charges


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