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41) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1761075)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
As a wise person once wrote in a particular movie:

Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles (1974) wrote:
"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons." -- Jim


All this said, I do believe that preachers can be as dangerous to freedom and liberty as politicians.

I think preachers are more dangerous than politicians to freedom, but the most dangerous is the preacher/politician.

As to the last item, if it isn't alive, you can't kill it.
42) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1761038)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How long has these European threads being going?

It's about time those sitting on their ivory chairs wake up & realise that the citizens are not that dumb after all...

What took you so long?

...How much longer before Europe blows?

Ah yes. Tore down the wall keeping them out. Now build a wall to keep them out.
43) Message boards : News : SETI@home Version 8 for Android and GPU to be released January, 21st (Message 1761035)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
My iMac late 2009 uses ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB and I've tried everything to join the beta test without success. Within the subject matter, whenever I click "beta" or "join", it takes me to pages that have nothing to do with this ATI Radeon 4xxx beta. This includes the "beta" and "join" in the post paste below.

Eric Korpela post: "We need some Mac users with ATI Radeon HD4000 series card to help the beta test before we can release that version. So if you've got an HD4XXX GPU, please join the beta."

I wonder how many others besides me haven't been able to find a way to join this beta.

Michael Grissom
inventor@sheald.net

To join beta, go to your BOINC manager > add project
In the box enter "http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/" without quotes

Beta and Alpha projects are not in the list of projects.
44) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1760954)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://ktla.com/2016/01/29/lapd-officers-gets-year-in-jail-must-register-as-sex-offender-for-exposing-himself/
A Los Angeles Police Department officer on Friday was sentenced to one year in jail for attempting to commit a lewd act with a 12-year-old girl and indecently exposing himself to five female victims in Huntington Beach, prosecutors said.
45) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760935)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
However, I do believe that most Americans are actually liberal in nature and want to do their bit to help others less fortunate than themselves.

Which is strange as churches are charity but they have overrun the republicans and suddenly they are anti-charity.

I don't understand what you are trying to say here. Can you rephrase it?

Simply wondering why all the religious types who belong to churches which do charity are in the political party that wants to end welfare, deny migrants, end abortion, etc.
46) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760862)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
However, I do believe that most Americans are actually liberal in nature and want to do their bit to help others less fortunate than themselves.

Which is strange as churches are charity but they have overrun the republicans and suddenly they are anti-charity.
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1760860)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gary there's something wrong with your link when viewed in the UK - it gives a map of the USA, showing the states and not a lot more :-(

Lets try this http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AMTRAK_CRASH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-01-30-11-31-06
They apparently don't like link sharing ...
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1760801)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Interim report due out soon
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AMTRAK_CRASH
49) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760794)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
From what I understand, most of the US electorate is actually left wing, so I don't believe that. I suspect its a vocal minority.

I wouldn't call them left wing, centrist would be a much better description. They aren't for a left wing position of say a Mao style Cultural Revolution were true left style government is imposed and private property rights do not exist.

However, with the way your electoral boundaries are gerrymandered, who knows what will happen.

For president that would be the electoral college. Tiny right wingnut states that should have half a vote get three and big center states have their rights diluted.
50) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760791)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
And this is different from ANY other politician ANYWHERE?

Major I would say that is a hasty generalization

Every politician is a flip flop man. Just show him an opinion poll on a subject, taken of likely voters, and now he knows what he believes in and has since he was born. Where are the statesmen?
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1760790)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
That is a high workers comp rate item.
52) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760578)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I shiver when I think of Trump being president and Kim of DPRK making another bellicose statement with a couple artillery shells and Trump in one of his moods responds by pushing the button. Then China pushes theirs and the world comes to an end. Well, global warming would be solved.
53) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760468)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Until then you sound like a dog howling at the moon.

Is "Dog howling at the Moon" going to be chicken stackers next handle?

Betreger, I hear it more like a "lone wolf" howling at the moon.
54) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1760120)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://abc7.com/news/lapd-detective-charged-w--witness-intimidation-false-imprisonment/1177907/
LOS ANGELES (KABC) --
A Los Angeles Police Department detective has been charged with intimidating a witness and false imprisonment that involved an off-duty sexual relationship she had with a man she met online, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

Christine Wycoff, 44, is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 22 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. She was arrested Thursday by LAPD officers and then posted a $150,000 bail.

Wycoff allegedly began a sexual relationship with a man she met in June 2014. It lasted several months, but when it deteriorated she is suspected of making repeated threats against the man, who reported it to the LAPD.

During the LAPD's internal investigation, Wycoff is suspected of threatening the victim that if he cooperated with the police, she would accuse him of domestic violence.

Authorities said she later filed a report with the Torrance Police Department that the man had sexually assaulted her. He was arrested, but later released.

The D.A.'s office charged her with false imprisonment for having caused the man's arrest by creating a false report of a crime and with dissuading a witness on suspicion of making threats during an LAPD internal investigation.

If convicted, Wycoff faces up to four years and eight months in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the LAPD.
55) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Hubble (Message 1760002)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok_globule
56) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1759937)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
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ALL/some ask yourself, is it the popular kid or the bullied science geek who is likely to explode in rage?

Another post showing how out of touch you are with what is going on is schools these days.

Don't you know that being a nerd is cool? They wear t-shirts advertising it.
Nerd <> Geek. Geek carries social outcast overtones. And they aren't nerds, they are wanna's.

Gary, you were at a school a long time ago. You probably didn't hang around with every kid in school, just the ones you liked. I get to see every type of kid.
Perhaps you don't know me. While I didn't hang with every kid, I sure knew a lot, more than the average kid.

I can assure you that most kids would struggle to make a bomb, however simple. I can also assure that you that most kids would be able to use a gun.

Most kids don't learn chemistry at the level required.
Perhaps Chem is required where you teach, it was elective where I went. Of course I did go before teacher unions got control and did their social promotion don't hurt the kid's feeling crap.

I also think you give very short shift to kids because you fail to see them when they actually want to accomplish something unrelated to school work. With courses designed to a bell curve that includes the social promotion group, the rest get so bored - head down on their smart phone - they can't learn anything. After all the Union won't allow an "F" as the school board might use that to make compensation decisions. But that is a different thread.

All kids know about guns.
Hollywood is not knowing about guns.

The problem isn't that kids are looking for ways to hurt others.
If they aren't looking to hurt others, then they aren't looking for methods to do so, nor are they likely to do so.

The problem is that there is an easy way easily available to them.
Then have your paper say Mommy and Daddy lock your gun up from your kid. That paper will protect you from a bullet with exactly as much protection as any other paper no matter what the words are written upon it.

Maybe guns / gun safety should be a mandatory class? They are going to encounter them at some point, they should have some basic understanding and not Hollywood fictional special effects as their grounding.

The teenage years are sh*t. Their hormones go berserk, boys have to cope with a sudden wash of testosterone. Their pre-frontal cortex isn't fully developed, the part that controls impulsive behaviour. You keep going on about mental illness, but a lot of this is perfectly normal. What is not normal is the east at which they can get hold of weapons to act out those impulses.
What isn't normal is Hollywood movies that glorify violence and video games where killing is a requirement and the more gore the higher the points total. Swimming in a sea of that is a mental illness.
57) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1759927)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
To whom are you responding?

The "in response to" link (above the message) takes me to a post by Gary Charpentier, if that helps.


I overlooked that. Thanks. I fail to see, still, why people would choose quote instead of reply, then remove the quoted portion.

Because they don't see the post to thread button but do see the reply and/or quote buttons. Sometimes that makes what is said rather hilarious.
58) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1759923)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If so... How?

Send them back to god and let him sort them out?

Just so you know, Gary, it's this type of response that brings out Clyde's abbreviation "SLDM" for you.

He needs his sarcasm detector realigned.
59) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1759920)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Trump will ‘definitely not’ participate in Fox debate, campaign says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/26/trump-will-definitely-not-participate-in-fox-debate-campaign-says/?tid=sm_tw

Interesting.

First Trump 'mistake'. Or...
Another media grab. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Trump swears he will take on ISIS, Putin and Kim, but is afraid of a woman, Megyn Kelly, and a couple of tough questions?!!! Trumpinator! You go Girl!
60) Message boards : Politics : Housing, 2002-2005 (Message 1759917)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Don't remember any, actually don't remember any new construction where I wandered. There had to be but not where I traveled which was well built up. I also wasn't looking.


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