Posts by Gary Charpentier

41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1873527)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

And that is the issue. Public and private databases and data mining. They found his name as being a past resident, the data mining associated you as a relative, you get a few sample copies and a pitch.
It is going to get much worse and spooky before people demand that data about themselves it theirs not some corporation's to buy ans sell.

You both are wrong.
I know very well about databases and data mining.
That's what I do for a living.
Done that for more than 30 years!
I'm 100% certain that there is no stored information that link my father to me in any database.
The ONLY database is perhaps the Swedish IRS but they don't give that type of information to ANY corporation.
And that information in this case are not accessible anymore anyway!
Get it?

Get what you think, but birth / death / marriage records would link, if they scanned them 50 years ago even on to microfiche and today OCR them ... any records from way back say of a gift card for a mail order ... there are hundreds of ways they can find out the information much of which is already in private hands. Someone is getting good money taking 30 or 40 different databases and merging them to build dossiers on every person.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1873497)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

And that is the issue. Public and private databases and data mining. They found his name as being a past resident, the data mining associated you as a relative, you get a few sample copies and a pitch.

It is going to get much worse and spooky before people demand that data about themselves it theirs not some corporation's to buy ans sell.
43) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1873478)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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As long as the population grows, more spending is required. Of course Republicans are opposed to Planned Parenthood, such logic.
Being an adopted infant, born to an unwed, scared 18 year old in the time before Roe V. Wade, I thank God everyday for every breath I take, that might not have been the case in a more 'enlightened' age and society...........surely there is a better answer than death.
Where would that leave you if the condom hadn't broken? Would your god put your soul into a different baby, maybe an undocumented mom?
44) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1873474)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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So you right to lifers think slavery is OK? A woman's body doesn't belong to her, you get to choose what she does. That has a lot in common with slavery IMO.
It is slavery, but they believe in the ownership of human beings, just not their kind. Because everyone deserves it!
45) Message boards : Politics : Terrorist Attacks (Message 1873473)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Sometimes you wonder.
Tonight.
Police helicopters hovering over where I live.
A lot of police cars driving around here.

Thank God it's Friday...

Sorry to hear you have a gaggle of ghetto birds about. (Jan, try wiki, not the song)

Are they ordering someone out with their hands up or they will send in the dogs?
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1873470)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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This is very strange.
Today I received a local newspaper from Blekinge! in the mailbox addressed to me.
It's called BAS Blekinge.
Blekinge is a county in southern Sweden where my father comes from.
But he died about 10 years ago.
Creepy

Computers never forget.
Recently got an offer addressed to Mom, who passed away in 1990!
Scammers sell mailing lists too.
47) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE (Message 1873434)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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seems like the child knows he got caught and it throwing a temper tantrum and screaming look at this look at that change this change that anything but look at the mess on the floor under my feet.

wonder who is going to get the honor to say, "I have a warrant for your arrest."
48) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1873432)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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We need to decide where to stop being stupid with spending, not finding more to spend.

But that's what most politicians does for a living.

As long as the population grows, more spending is required. Of course Republicans are opposed to Planned Parenthood, such logic.
49) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE (Message 1873423)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Guy stated:
Live in San Francisco and they add 8.5% to the state sales tax making it a total of 16%!

San Francisco, California Sales Tax - Avalara - TaxRates.com stated:
The combined sales tax rate for San Francisco, CA is 8.5%. This is the total of state, county and city sales tax rates. The California state sales tax rate is currently 6%. The San Francisco County sales tax rate is 0.25%
.
http://www.taxrates.com/state-rates/california/cities/san-francisco/
Who are you gonna believe?
http://www.boe.ca.gov, is who I'm going to believe. 8.5% for the City and County of San Francisco. And since some guys don't know San Francisco is both city and county at the same time.
50) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE (Message 1873407)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Fantastic, Republican Governor refuses to allow tax increase, state to declare bankruptcy!

California had that problem for a few years, then they got rid of the Republican Governor, now balanced budget.

Republican obstructionism has to end, they are the only party that refuses to compromise and believes a Pyrrhic victory is the best possible outcome.
51) Message boards : Politics : Shocking! (Message 1873406)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It's beneath them. Their attitude is they have employees that are paid to deal with the "great unwashed".
They are with their lawyers trying to come up with a scheme where they don't spend the rest of their days as an "untouchable."
52) Message boards : Politics : Shocking! (Message 1873373)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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And there you have it, what was specified was not what was ordered. Now what building inspector missed that and signed off?
53) Message boards : Politics : Shocking! (Message 1873360)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I go for someone who cooked food in the middle of night and forgot to check whats happening in the kitchen.
Deep frying the old "fish'n'chips" and then getting distracted, then throwing water on the resulting fire sprang to my mind. ;-)

Cheers.
Which is a hazard known in the UK for a century or more. So, how would it turn into a complete building inferno?

Open window and curtains, cladding.
54) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE (Message 1873258)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I'm telling you, if you libs keep shooting...
Shooting at people or their property is already illegal. You don't have to drag politics or entire classes of people who have nothing to do with the incident into it.
I believe he thinks he does, or he wouldn't do so. Unfortunately there seem to be a lot of people who "think" that way. Sad commentary on the advancement of the human race.
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Phone Scam. Pretending to be a telemarketer from a resort. (Message 1873254)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"Emily" has NOT bothered me again for a couple weeks now.
Same voice, different script today.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Phone Scam. Pretending to be a telemarketer from a resort. (Message 1873239)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Jan, a lien would be to seize from the cheat any money we owed the cheat. We were 3rd party. Also get those for child support to garnish paychecks.
The calls from skip trace though were looking for any contact information we might have, like a change of address or a phone number they didn't have.

Sounds like fraud invoices to me.
Many companies get them here.
Many pay them as well.
It's difficult to tell fraud invoices from real invoices.
But that they phone the company is new to me.
Usually unpaid invoices go straight to our IRS.
Pay or else!

Jan, not fraud with return addresses of the IRS, payment payable to United States Treasury, on form 668 and they usually enclose a return envelope franked postage paid US Government, for official business only.

Understand they know to contact the company because we have reported making payments to the person they are after in the past, be if employee or contractor. They want their money, and since the cheat didn't send it to them when they asked nicely, now they are going to take it by force.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Phone Scam. Pretending to be a telemarketer from a resort. (Message 1873221)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Jan, a lien would be to seize from the cheat any money we owed the cheat. We were 3rd party. Also get those for child support to garnish paychecks.

The calls from skip trace though were looking for any contact information we might have, like a change of address or a phone number they didn't have.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Phone Scam. Pretending to be a telemarketer from a resort. (Message 1873212)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I'm pretty sure IRS never phone you.
I've received calls from them. Their skip trace people to serve a tax lien on some cheat the place I worked for was doing business with.
59) Message boards : Politics : Shocking! (Message 1873174)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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From reading the description of the building, single staircase, no sprinklers, kindling cladding, no fire alarms, I'd say the people who wrote the building and safety codes should be put on a top story of a similar building and have it torched while they are asleep.


Sounds like a death-trap to me. *IF* this building met 'code' (and from the sound of it, I highly doubt it did), I would agree with your proposed penalty.

Saw a report on BBC where the report was fire/building people overseas were gobsmacked at what the codes allowed.

I can see mandatory retrofits coming or occupancy permits revoked. I suspect in more than a few cases buildings will have to come down. Might be a good time to be in construction on the Island.
60) Message boards : Politics : Shocking! (Message 1873138)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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From reading the description of the building, single staircase, no sprinklers, kindling cladding, no fire alarms, I'd say the people who wrote the building and safety codes should be put on a top story of a similar building and have it torched while they are asleep.


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