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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What If... (Message 1784743)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
Would another species have reached self awareness or domination in the way we have?


I've always wondered this about dinosaurs. They certainly were around long enough to get smart, so why didn't they invent computers?

I read a Star Trek novel some years ago in which the Enterprise (no bloody A, B, C, or D) got into an alternate universe where there was no Federation and nobody had ever heard of humans. Eventually they discovered that in this universe, dinosaurs had survived the asteroid and become sentient and technological... and wiped themselves out with nukes or something because they still had the more ferocious temperament of their ancient forbears.

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I don't remember what species of dinosaur was in the book.


If you remember the title, PM it to me?
2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1784611)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Sarge
There will be no learning from this.
3) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1784392)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Sarge
Could he not expect to be nominated?


I think he's genuinely surprised he's gotten this far.


That is what a woman that quit his campaign said.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now back to "The Live Performance Thread!" (Message 1784352)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Sarge
5) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1784067)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Sarge
If Trump wins I would love to see what happens when he and Putin have their first face to face meeting.

They will understand each other.

LOL.
A former school boy bully meeting a former KGB agent that played with rats as a child.
How does that sound for a starter?

Sounds correct, and it sometimes 'works'.

;) ;) ;)

It would help if the two could speak the same language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awWAd-jdwDg
Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov and Putin sometimes converse in Swedish:)


Here is some help to Donald.
Even if you don't have any plans to speak Russian, learning these can be a real ice-breaker when you meet a Russian
http://waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/Russian/Part2.html

Forgot. Donald has been married to a russian woman:)


So, do I have something in common with The Donald for dating a Ukrainian woman briefly?
6) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1783562)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Sarge
If Trump wins I would love to see what happens when he and Putin have their first face to face meeting.


They are alike in "one day I admire him" and the next day "I don't like him".
Life is like a box of Trumpputins ... y never know what you're gonna get!
7) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1783544)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Sarge
It's Time To Do It.

Lots of People Decried NOT DOING ANYTHING 'bout The Many 'Humanitarian' 'Disasters' created by Men with Guns, Machetes, or Other Killing Devices, in Many Many Many Countries Throughout The World in Last Many Many Many Decades.

Syria. The US Military Can Be Resonably Sure where Assad and His Cohorts are Located.

With No Warning, and No Consideration for Civilians, It Is Time to DROP our Most Destructive Convential Bombs, On Top of Their Heads, and Keep Dropping until NOT A PEEP remains of Their Regime.

And Do The Same for Korea and Any Other Nasty mO fOs About The World, who Contribute and Cause these 'Humanitarian' 'Disasters'.

After These Regions Settle Down, A BIG OLE BILL for Services Rendered will be DROPPED on The New Government's Headquarters.

Let's Do It.

BIG DON for Prez. Where Hope becomes REAL CHANGE and All Fiends and Friendlies WILL PAY.

Yap.


And on another day, we can be isolationalist! Yippee! Yeppee!
8) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1783522)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Sarge
He's going to be great on climate change. He'll renegotiate with volcanoes and even with the Sun! He will get the best mathematicians, physicists and engineers together and when it's too warm he's going to have the orbit of the earth pushed back when it's too cold he's going to push it forward. It'll be a great climate! The best climate!!
9) Message boards : Politics : Unions? (Message 1779458)
Posted 16 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Yes, Darth Glenn, you really should ask more questions instead of making statements. Why not PM your question to me, so we can keep on topic?
10) Message boards : Politics : Unions? (Message 1779434)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Continue the discussion here?

BTW, how was the abuse of alcohol and drugs before unions? More, less or the same? Sources?
11) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1779432)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Unions never did anything good for this country.
Six day workweek, no overtime, no workers compensation insurance and no OSHA. Where does Mark sign up?


Where did?
12) Message boards : Politics : RIP Antonin Scalia (Message 1779430)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Or am I missing simething?

Yes. Elsewhere it is provided that the President can make appointments when the Senate is in adjournment. The Senate isn't that dumb.

Recently, the Senate never goes into adjournment.

Obama made appointments, when most members were out of Washington. When the Senate stated they were still In Session.

SCOTUS ruled correctly, that only the Senate could say when they were in adjournment. And the Unconstitutional Appointments were vacated.

In the USA. A President has no power, or authority, over another Branch of Government. Nor can tell it how to do its business.


Bet they paid themselves while not technically adjourned.

They get paid if they never gavel themselves into a session.


And then pat themselves on the back believing they work hard, represent hard-working people and are doing things that allow us to rise?
13) Message boards : Politics : We need to push to allow nuclear weapons to be used in space. (Message 1779392)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
I saw Sagan speak in person twice.


Lucky you. :~)


Live not too far away and have an intelligent father who knows letting his son see Sagan is a good idea, and ... .
14) Message boards : Politics : RIP Antonin Scalia (Message 1779388)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Or am I missing simething?

Yes. Elsewhere it is provided that the President can make appointments when the Senate is in adjournment. The Senate isn't that dumb.

Recently, the Senate never goes into adjournment.

Obama made appointments, when most members were out of Washington. When the Senate stated they were still In Session.

SCOTUS ruled correctly, that only the Senate could say when they were in adjournment. And the Unconstitutional Appointments were vacated.

In the USA. A President has no power, or authority, over another Branch of Government. Nor can tell it how to do its business.


Bet they paid themselves while not technically adjourned.
15) Message boards : Politics : RIP Antonin Scalia (Message 1779387)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Or am I missing simething?

Yes. Elsewhere it is provided that the President can make appointments when the Senate is in adjournment. The Senate isn't that dumb.


Smart enough to not take vacations until Trump is sworn in? :)
16) Message boards : Politics : We need to push to allow nuclear weapons to be used in space. (Message 1779385)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Not for military purposes but solely for space travel. They should only be used when far enough from earths orbit that fallout will not be an issue. Carl Sagan once said it is the most appropriate use of nuclear weapons. It's a shame that they've been banned in this way. The Orion never took off. Anyone else agree?


I saw Sagan speak in person twice. I am pretty darn certain he said the exact opposite. Do you have a link to a quote saying otherwise?
17) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1779382)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Wow. Thread exploded. Apologies for previous posts being out-of-sync again... was doing other stuff while posting.

CLYDE, I honestly can't remember. The best I can remember is:

- strong unions

Unfortunately it's a subject I know nothing about. But I do have 2 quick pieces of advice, off the top of my head:

a) create a thread about it.

b) do us all a favor, quit being a sissy, come out of your closet and just vote for Sanders 'cause that's what you really want to do :D

Hi Alex... I was getting tired of (you know who);

Yes, you are correct regarding Unions.

Unlike believing you can created a Great System, putting Great People in Power. Who will not become corrupt (good luck):

It appears that the only real 'solution' to Corrupt Centralized Political/Economic Power: Are other competing Corrupt Powers.

In the case of the Working Class, and studying the History of National Unions:

National Unions were able to increase the Standard of Living of their workers. Since every dollar spent, goes around 7 times. This also increases the Standard of Living for most.

Therefore: Corrupt International Unions. Are the best remedy, and least dangerous solution, regarding Corrupt International Capitalist's.

In short... Corrupt International Unions, competing with Corrupt International Capitalist's = A practical, and least dangerous, 'solution'.

This will take decades, and violence. As it did with national unions.

RE: Bernie

He is the only Ethical and Moral Candidate.

As I have stated, in past postings:

Would not be a bad president. IF... The Republicans Control the Congress.


As for the last sentence, if some think they've been obstructionist during Obama's presidency, just imagine how much more so they'll be to a democratic socialist.

As for unions, I think so many people have bought into the lines about unions since the 80s as the union-busting has continued, namely under Scott Walker in Wisconsin.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1777273)
Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
@betreger:
Really sir, you can speak for Blighty?

Many decades ago while in university near the northern border I had some Canadian roommates and teammates and I learned their ways. Among other things I learned was all sentences ended with the question eh? I shall be going north tomorrow to watch a rugby match and verify with some of them then, eh?
Hail Thor and his design, eh?


What are you going on aboot?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1777254)
Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
That's it:

Flame War!


:):)



Thunder and Lightening skirmish!
20) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1777252)
Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Haven't you been reading about the FBI breaking encryption? Can't verify without unbreakable encryption.


No, I haven't really been following that. There should be some sort of solution for internet voting. If everybody was honest, it would work. ;~)

If everybody was honest we wouldn't need a massive government, or elections or the need to vote.


So, "honesty" and "different ideas" are mutually exclusive? I.E., the set of all completely honest people contains only those with the same ideas?


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