Posts by SciManStev

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part IV (Message 1850407)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Walking while looking at the phone is also a problem in my work place. People stair at their phones as they walk the corridors. They move slowly, and meander left and right oblivious to everything around them. It is difficult to get around them. My wife's ex-husband was killed by a texting driver. I do wish people would do what I do. Walk/drive to your intended location, then pull out the phone. I know that is against human nature, but no matter what my phone does, I will not touch it until I am in a stable location. Ever.

Steve
2) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848430)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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That is at the heart of my concerns. I know things can be very difficult for many in the US, but no where nearly as difficult as they would be with a major military /nuclear confrontation. I prefer the problems we have now, to those created by such a huge crisis.

Steve
3) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848425)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I agree completely. I certainly don't have solid answers. I know what we have been doing has not done much to deter the regime, or help the North Korean people. I am searching for a solution that does not involve a catastrophic war for many nations.

Steve
4) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848421)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Really my point was what would happen to North Korea if the world began to open up, and establish trade and communication. The government would have no reason to exist. It is the pretense of war that gives them that reason. It may be that North Korea will keep bringing the situation close to war, without crossing the line. They want to stay in power, and war would certainly be their demise.

Steve
5) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848418)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It's also no longer the case in Cuba.
Things have started to change.
It won't happen overnight, but I do see the lives of Cuban citizens improving over the next few years.

Steve
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1848416)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Rats!
There will be a whole lot of shoveling tomorrow.
18 inches expected.

Steve
7) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848357)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I think Cuba will discover its own model. One thing that differentiates it from North Korea and Iran is that it is not, nor wants to be a threat to anyone.

Steve
8) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848345)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Perhaps, but I don't see that continuing long term. I think the winds of change have started to whisper.

Steve
9) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848334)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Another part of the problem is that when North Korea split, without a formal peace treaty, the only reason they could exist, was to say they were defending against the US. They have kept that up to keep legitimacy. If they lose that reason, then the north has no reason to exist. I wonder if the world welcomed them, and opened up trade and communication, how long they would last. Cuba is changing fast now that the US has opened up a bit. Everything I have seen with Cuba, suggests that the trend will continue. Of course Cuba welcomes the trade and openness, and North Korea and Iran fear it.

Steve
10) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848313)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I don't see an easy solution to this.
A large fear of China has been the collapse of the NK regime.
This would mean a huge refugee influx into China, which they do not want.
That may well be what needs to happen, so perhaps that can be brought about in a controlled, planned for manner, rather than an immediate collapse due to some military action, or crippling sanctions by the Chinese. I agree that the situation is headed for a resolution one way or the other, and given that stability is the preferred outcome by those in the region, choices are few.

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1848132)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It's Saturday night check in time!
I thought it would never get here.

Steve
12) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1847808)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It is obvious looking from here that the US people posting on this site, and others I frequent, don't share one common set of beliefs, you all have differing views of virtually all subjects.

That is very true. Within the same state, city, political party, religion, or even town or street, viewpoints can be very different from one another.
As the US has been called a melting pot, we are represented by every nationality and culture.

Steve
13) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1847793)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I am glad that people outside the US take an interest in what goes on here.
I try to learn as much as I can about what goes on in the world, in addition to what happens here.
When I learn about events in the US, I use news sources from anywhere, sift through the results, and form an opinion.
It can be quite helpful to see how the rest of the world views events here.
I do my best to learn about Africa, Europe, Russia, China, both North and South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, and any other country.
I am not an expert on any country, including the US, but I use multiple news sources regardless of the origin of the event.
Even with US news, I will look at stories from as many US sources as I can find. These include left, right, and independent.
Only by listening to what others have to say, do my viewpoints mature.

I have always looked for solutions to problems independently of religious/political ideologies.
If I see a problem, I search the world, and history to find solutions to those problems.
If a solution was successful in history, where ever it may be, then there is a solid chance the solution will work with the problem at hand.
Likewise when I see traps of history repeating itself, then I know what to avoid.

Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1847385)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Wow! I'm impressed, at least one of your cats is wearing a collar, Grace won't wear one, She has pulled them off in the past.


They both wear them :) Though Annie (the Calico Cat, is no longer with me. I gave her toa friends mother that had a cat that passed away and was looking for a very loving, cuddly cat and that is Annie. She thinks she is a dog. I told her when she got her though that she couldn't just let her eat because she would never stop. And another reason I gave Annie to her was that she would get hungry at 4AM and stomp all over my face until I got up and fed her! Arggg. If purring didn't work then stomping. If stomping didn't work then rubbing up against your face, if that didn't work then nipping your ear; see how it escalated!

Anyway, she's doing great and is well cared for.

Midget (the Black Cat) has Cushings Disease, so he lives in the bathroom. Has a little condo and heater and window to look out. He has to have constant running water to drink so it is the only place I can keep him where he has access to trickling water.

I had a cat that looked identical to Annie.
Her name was Jenny. She passed about 19 years ago.

Our current cat, Mia, wakes us by first scratching on the bed corner. If that doesn't work, she gets up on a table and knocks off an expensive knick-knack. My wife and I fly up, and attend to the cat....
I hate it when she doesn't know the difference between week days, and weekends.

Steve
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1847159)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I thought I lost the thread.
Sometimes a person needs beer.
I qualify.

Steve
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hei there. (Message 1846733)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I like Game of Thrones.
I am looking forward to season 7, which will be nothing but excellent.

Steve
17) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1846218)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I do not have all the answers, but I do hope that cooler heads can prevail, and not start a war.
I do not know how Americans would react if an avoidable war was fought with people and buildings on our own soil being destroyed.
It has become easy to state what should happen somewhere else, but the reaction may be different if large US cities were attacked.
China and Russia certainly have the capabilities to do just that, so in my opinion, caution and cool thinking might be an advantage.

Steve
18) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1846179)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Still waiting on the reference that the UC Berkeley rioters weren't students........maybe arresting and interrogating a few dozen of the miscreants would answer that question......

As to being 'proud to live in the US', I truly am........and for those ashamed the halt is for immigration not emigration........plenty of places on Earth for you to go and 'pursue happiness.

I did find this.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/stake-berkeley-trump-warns-university-canceled-speech/story?id=45227163

“UC Berkeley condemns in the strongest possible terms the actions of individuals who invaded the campus, infiltrated a crowd of peaceful students and used violent tactics to close down the event,” Dirks wrote. “We deeply regret that the violence unleashed by this group undermined the First Amendment rights of the speaker as well as those who came to lawfully assemble and protest his presence.”


Steve
19) Message boards : Politics : The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear. (Message 1845011)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I have seen presidents that I agree with and disagree with,
But I have never known one that scared the s**t out of me.
This one does, on so many levels.

Steve
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1845009)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Well, Saturday night is just perfect for drinkin beer, or anything else, such as rum.....

Steve


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