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1) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1805619)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Sarge
Gary, I think you're just addressing mission creep of laws. Fair topic but I do not see it as the same as the question I raised.

I think Clyde gave an honest answer. However, it's not the answer we here most often. We hear things where a broad brush is used. Is it any wonder some of us hear/read these broad, and so eventually incorrect on some point, arguments and tune out?
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Interesting (Message 1805477)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Sarge
Rather than being pond scum life may be from volcanism.


Q says pond scum goo. When has Q been wrong?
3) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1805476)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Sarge
It's not as simple as that...

Please tell the Donald. Believe me. We'll fix that.


We're looking into it.
4) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1805453)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Sarge
No hablar espanol mi amigo? Por que'.


If my independent study of 1st Year Latin (that I stretched into 1.5 years) helps me figure out what some of that means, my friend, it may not be so bad and so we shall not have to wonder why. :)
5) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1805405)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Sarge
Sarge is using logic to refute your position, your ideas come from emotion.

Emotions:

Picks your Significant Other.

Picks Leaders in any Election.

Causes rebellions.

Logic:

Explains why they happened.


No, you both have it wrong.
I have asked a question.
Are all criminals going to break all laws? As for Gary's response, please re-phrase, Gary.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1805404)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Sarge
Leaving PA before tonight's travesty.
7) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1805402)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Sarge
Isn't it curious that the 'leaving' celebs always check out Canada and Australia when they make their moving threats, but never Mexico...........


Isn't it curious that you know what everybody's thinking?
I have heard from a number of 3 or more rightist sources that immigration from Mexico (illegal or otherwise?) is at net zero. Why? Because conditions have apparently improved. Improved more than enough to get several to return.
Would I consider Mexico? Yes, and I believe they'd consider me for my talents, but I do not speak Spanish nor do I relish the idea of an even warmer climate than where I now live.
Having been born just the NY side of the Canadian border (no, no the Falls) and Being from the southern tier of NY for nearly 30 years and given that several in Canada speak English, it would be a more logical choice for me. I am sure, however, that they have plenty already there that can do what I do plus those that wish to emigrate there at the same time as me would include others that can do what I can do.
So on and so forth.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1805265)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sarge


"Bill, I finally bought something I've been looking for since 1998. C'mere."
9) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton for President!! (Message 1805256)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sarge
Various factions of Anonymous are after Trump, after Clinton, working to make more aware of Sanders, more aware of Stein, more aware of Johnson, etc. ... . Show me a video where all of Anonymous is either endorsing one candidate or all of them repudating one candidate.
10) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1805247)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sarge
I only remember that the US in the late sixties had a lot of problem with riots.
Riots that the police couldn't handle properly.

I was involved with those, and those in the 1970's..

The New York City Police response was 'effective' in 'containing'. Not the later ones. When police were ordered by a NYC Mayor to 'Stand Down. He was, of course, defeated in the next election.

BTW: Rioting and burning down sections of a city. Have a long history in the USA. Guess we will now have another 'Long Hot Summer'. With the results the same.

Right, same thing happened in NYC in 2003, where the police were outnumbered by over 200 to 1, naturally chaos ensued (*).

(*) there was no widespread chaos, indeed "Since most perishable items were going to spoil anyway, many restaurants and citizens simply prepared what they could and served it to anyone who wanted it, leading to vast block parties in many New York City neighborhoods."


Limbaugh claiming lefties to get very violent if Trump wins.
As a left-handed, am offended; will be looking at where I can move to, not violence, should Trump win.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1805197)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sarge
Thor has commanded me to head back west early. That's fine, didn't want to see/hear her anyway. Historic event my patootie.
12) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1805115)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sarge
Hollywood shows sex and gun violence. DUH!

Hollywood PROMOTES sex and gun violence. DUH!

And then some revered icon of entertainment(Matt'Jason Bourn'Damon)makes the disingenuous, hypocritical statement that all guns in America should be banned and confiscated.

Can't have it both ways, Bubba.


Without Hollywood, rates of sex would decrease until, very quickly, the rate of sex would be virtually 0%! DUH! Darn promoters of things for which there is no biological imperative ,let alone any other imperative. Occupy Hollyweird!
13) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton for President!! (Message 1805113)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sarge
Bernie and Trump may have some good points to make, but they furrow their brows and yell too much.


I would like to give you a demonstration showing the differences between yelling and speaking loudly and clearly enough to be heard and understood.
14) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1805071)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sarge
Get on with it.

He is going to be our next president, so, would you please start spinning in his direction?

It would be to our total benefit if you would stop dissing and start moving forward.


Question: Putting aside your own personal opinions, will you do the same if Hillary is elected? Will you start spinning in her direction and stop dissing her and start moving forward?


I don't consider myself a Hillary supporter, but if you're going to use such rhetoric in discussion, be prepared to accept your own challenge you're laying out for everyone else. If you're not willing to do as you say, then perhaps telling others that they should is disingenuous at best.


I'm not a betting man, but I'll put down a bet on just how disingenuous he is. Need to come up with a good one that does not depend on who wins. :)
15) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1805000)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sarge
To reduce suicides, look at guns

In 2014, 42,773 Americans killed themselves according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half did so with guns. That’s not only more than the number of Americans who were killed in mass shootings, it’s more than the number of people who were killed with guns in homicides and accidents combined.

Fifty percent of Americans who commit suicide do so with a gun. In our hypothetical, we assume that figure is just 9 percent — the average level of those four other Western countries. We then assumed the remaining 41 percent would try to commit suicide by other methods, such as suffocation or poisoning. Because none of these methods is as lethal as a gun, fewer people would succeed at committing suicide than if they used firearms. Of course, in reality, it’s possible some people in this 41 percent would not attempt suicide otherwise; we assume they all do to keep our estimate conservative.

We calculate that the total suicide rate would decline by 20 to 38 percent, depending on the alternative methods used.

You just DON'T get it do you?

It doesn't matter if every gun in the galaxy was gone, those who want to kill themselves will find another way to do it. Sheeeees... Drop it already. It AIN'T gonna happen. Guns will always be available for those that want them for whatever reason they want it for. If they cannot get one, they will find other ways to attain whatever goal they want to.

Peace! :)

It is painfully obvious that the one not getting it is you.
Read the article and learn something rather that just posting your mistaken beliefs. Try using some facts if you disagree, and if you do have facts then go and argue them with the Washington Post.

Firearms are deadly and usually quick, especially when used as a suicide device. If they were not so available to these vulnerable people, then they would try one of the other methods, which is what suicidal people in virtually all other countries have to do. As these are not as immediate they more fail or are discovered before death occurs.

Uh-huh. Figures. I do not have to read the article. It is a bunch of liberal crap whether the "facts" are true or not. I am NOT a liberal and do not follow what liberals say.

As I said, you just don't get it. Ban guns and they will still be accessible for those that want to use them for ill. Ban guns and only law abiding citizens will follow the law. Criminals will NOT. Criminals and those that want to "end it all" will get a gun or use whatever means they can to achieve their goals.

Quit reading the liberal crap you find on the Internet!

Peace! :)


As a poster that plays a Vulcan on message boards, I invite you to destory the following logic. I have seen NO ONE address these points, when I have raised them, before. Please ... have at it ... .

Ban guns and only law abiding citizens will follow the law. Criminals will NOT.


You, and others that uses this tired lamestream response, assume that all breakers of the law break all rules and do so all the time, (And since no one is perfect, we must all be guilty of the following.)

Everyone that has ever jaywalked has also run someone over.
Everyone that has smoked weed has used meth.
Everyone that has taken a pack of gum from a convenience store at age 9 grows up to embezzle from the corporation he or she works for as an adult.
Every rapist is a pedophile.

So on and so forth.

This is no attempt at a strawman nor do I think it is a strawman.

I disagree with your quoted claim. The corporation embezzler need not worry about whether he or she's following the gun laws because it's a different type of crime. And there's absolutely no guarantee that, if that person does obtain a gun, that just because he or she breaks rules/laws about embezzlement, he or she will break every other single law he or she can.
16) Message boards : Politics : Gary Johnson for President (Message 1804995)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sarge
All we Americans have to do is disband the Electoral College. That is an 18th century thing, not needed in the 21st century! Every time I've voted, the WRONG person was elected.

Peace! :)


Given your other recent posts, this one is different. Thus, one must ask, what do you think the purpose of The Electoral College was & is and why is its existence not in keeping with the philosophy you seem to be espousing in other recent posts?
17) Message boards : Politics : Oh christ, another terror attack in France. (Message 1804989)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church near Rouen in northern France.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36892785


Perhaps ... just perhaps ... a little "dark humor" is needed at the moment,

In another news, an atheist was killed in attach by three-armed men at his favorite local coffee shop near Philadelphia.
18) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton for President!! (Message 1804928)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
So far the music is ok....



Are you serious? WTH does an AC/DC song of barely veiled innuendo, "You Shook Me All Night Long" have to do with the introduction of a veteran's widow that was scammed by Trump???

Maybe Bernie can be introduced by "Pour Some Sugar on Me" or "Thong, Thong, Thong"?!?
19) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804917)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
And you think posting this link somehow discredits the notion that some sealot is going to try to cram his or her version of Christianity down your throat via turning the USA into a theocracy (the Christian Saudi Arabia)?

Sorry no, I had not read the platform in detail and found it an interesting read compared with posts here.

So now I'm wondering if you think posting this link somehow credits the notion that some zealot is going to try to cram his or her version of Christianity down your throat via turning the USA into a theocracy (the Christian Saudi Arabia)?


Being one of the most recent atheists on the message board, I'm fairly sure ... yes. Along with my knowledge of the religion as a former practitioner and as an intelligent person, I can now also see some intelligent arguments from my new fellows. One interesting point that applies is that the current platform indicates tacit belief in US Christians being victimized. (Note the bold and look into the truth, outside the US and within.) The persecution of Christians inside the US is, it appears, [i]a perception[/i\ and ... the perception may need to be exist because they belive Jesus existed and, not only that, He died on the Cross to save them from their sins. Thus, as their leader was a victim, they must see themselves also as victims for following him.

BTW, it appears fundamentalist Muslims also play the victim.
20) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga. No Politician 'Is' Too BIG to FAIL. And NO Politician 'Is' Too Big, Not to go to JAIL. Plenty of Time for Yoga coming. (Message 1804915)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
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