Posts by SciManStev

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1848416)
Posted 12 Feb 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Rats!
There will be a whole lot of shoveling tomorrow.
18 inches expected.

Steve
22) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848357)
Posted 12 Feb 2017 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
23) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848345)
Posted 12 Feb 2017 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
24) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848334)
Posted 12 Feb 2017 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
25) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1848313)
Posted 12 Feb 2017 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
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1848132)
Posted 11 Feb 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It's Saturday night check in time!
I thought it would never get here.

Steve
27) 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 10 Feb 2017 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
28) 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 10 Feb 2017 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
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1847385)
Posted 8 Feb 2017 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
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1847159)
Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I thought I lost the thread.
Sometimes a person needs beer.
I qualify.

Steve
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1846733)
Posted 4 Feb 2017 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
32) 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 3 Feb 2017 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
33) 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 3 Feb 2017 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
34) Message boards : Politics : The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear. (Message 1845011)
Posted 28 Jan 2017 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
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1845009)
Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Well, Saturday night is just perfect for drinkin beer, or anything else, such as rum.....

Steve
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1844877)
Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Heck, I look at every weekend as beer day.
Friday is close enough.

Steve
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1844226)
Posted 24 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Wow! The freezing fog is spectacular!
Here everything is covered in ice, but the wind broke it off the trees.

Steve
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1843726)
Posted 22 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Perfect.

Steve
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1843683)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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How much has my tab gone up to?....
Sometimes, on a Saturday night, beer may be consumed.

Steve
40) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1843673)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I'm afraid though, that those with Neck Sunburn (RN's), only get their news from Fox News, and the Trump Nazi Twitter feed.
America (U.S), is so badly divided between the informed, educated, politically knowledgeable (the Liberal 50%), and the uninformed, uneducated, political analphabets (the Neck Sunburn (RN's) 50%), that
I fear for the future of the U.S of A

I did read an article that stated that Trump voters mostly got their news from Fox, while Hillary voters got their news from multiple sources.
There were certainly large exception both ways, and I'm sorry I can't put my hands on the article right now.

Steve


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