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1) Message boards : Politics : George Bush and the National Guard (Message 1764091)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Sarge
Other than being a lesson in power what difference does it make now?


It could be another attempt to link Jeb to his brother and poison the well.


Any evidence to suggest this has happened (or was a motive for making the movie)?


Just hypothesizing. As I said, one might be better served looking at Jeb's own record in Florida.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763841)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sarge
Julie performs The Mercy Seat.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763659)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sarge
With her permission, here is Julie performing her original A Reasonable Reason (Aka The Pirate Song).
4) Message boards : Politics : George Bush and the National Guard (Message 1763587)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
Other than being a lesson in power what difference does it make now?


It could be another attempt to link Jeb to his brother and poison the well.
The problem is, Jeb has a record as a governor of Florida that would be better examined, with its weakness and ... presumably, strengths. (An example of a weakness: the idea of publicly shaming unwed mothers.)

(Fair and balanced: Hillary was against baking cookies and standing by her man until she was for it.)
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763585)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
For those in the 30s-40s age range, mostly, particularly if you liked the music coming out of Seattle 1991-1995.
6) Message boards : Politics : George Bush and the National Guard (Message 1763559)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Sarge
Are the Democrats still so unwilling to own their own mistakes that they are still trying to blame everything bad that happens on Bush??? The Democrats desperately need a new game plan. Their 'Blame Bush' playbook is a little... stale.


I call straw man. What, other than the events around the reporting of George W. Bush's National Guard record, is being blamed on anyone in Rather's book? Does Dan Rather speak on behalf of the Democrats? Have Democrats used the book as a reason to blame "everything bad that happens" on Bush?


My two cents: a decent movie and a decent book take time. MajorKong indicates Rather had generally been a good investigative journalist, right? When did his book come out? When did the movie come out? If recently, no wonder Gordon asked. Otherwise, I agree with "Why bring it up now?"
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763354)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sarge
Yet another genre.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763326)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sarge
I am really hoping we'll get at least 2 or 3 others from our community (I know some others perform) posting here.

Also, I have some acoustic open mic recordings from 9 and 10 years ago.

In the meantime, for something completely different from my last performance posted: click the pic to go to the vid at tinypic. (Was just recovering from a sore throat that lasted 8 days when this was recorded. Still, I think this one came out well.)

9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763155)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sarge
I hear Es99 has been known to play the piano ... ?
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Live Performance Thread! (Message 1763016)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
Do you have a video of yourself performing a song? Care to share it here?

Sarge covering "Policy of Truth" by Depeche Mode.

Does it have to be music? I suppose it not. Do you do stand-up comedy, for example?
11) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1763008)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
I'm aware of the death penalty for apostasy.
How do they do tracking down their apostates?
And how does Daesh do at tracking down its deserters?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1762701)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
Oops! I thought this was the whatcha wearing thread. Oh, well, don't know where to.
13) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1762564)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
There are rumors the IS killed a 22 year old Belgian Muslima, accusing her of witchcraft. I couldn't find an English article on the internet. The Belgian government is investigating the case.
http://www.knack.be/nieuws/wereld/belgische-vrouw-in-syrie-onthoofd-door-is-federaal-parket-informeert-zich/article-normal-655357.html

Here is an article in English.
http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/5030/a-belgian-decapitated-for-sorcery-by-the-islamic-state
Doesn't say much but I wonder why so many European muslims join Daesh.
Regreting and leaving/deserting Daesh means death penalty and often decaptition.


How well does Daesh do with tracking a particular individual not already held captive?
14) Message boards : Politics : Mood of the US population (Message 1762543)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
Does the current title apply to the thread subject?
Maybe.
My two cents. I try not to use any of those terms at all. Many of my neighbors and students where I now am would meet the "requirements" of at least one of those designations.
I deal with them as individuals and call them by their first names.
Not too long ago, I mentioned that I was once mistaken for a Mexican in the past 6.5 years ... by a Mexican! He wanted me to sing Feliz Navidad with him for karaoke. (His name was Sergio or something close to that. Of course, at karaoke, as in many places, I go by what I go by here, Sarge.)
I am 75% English/Irish and 25% German. All I can think of is perhaps my German ancestors were from southern Germany, close to Austria and therefore close to Italy.
15) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762086)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sarge
You don't believe that the (non-Fox, at least) mainstream news media is pro-Clinton? Look at this:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/02/02/bernie-sanders-iowa-caucus-loss-response-nr.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

The video title:

Sanders: Last night we began the political revolution


Look closely at the caption...

The last line...


Sen. Bernie Sanders | (R) Presidential Candidate


CNN is calling Sanders a Republican... ROFLMAO

I looked very closely. My screen does not say what your screen does. I'd suggest you do a virus and spyware scan.
Mine says:
Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New Hampshire after a razor-thin loss to Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

That is indeed what it says under the video image, though when playing the video the text on the video says:

2016 RACE
SANDERS RALLIES IN N.H. AFTER RAZOR-THIN IOWA RACE
Sen. Bernie Sanders | (R) Presidential Candidate

Naturally this is part of the undeniably pro Clinton liberal media's attempt to portray her opponent in an unflattering light, rather than an error, the kind of which happens every day on TV.

Oh, graphic on video, NOT CAPTION UNDER VIDEO!

I'm sure some now unemployed onscreen graphics person who was operating on zero hours sleep and 200 cups of coffee. Just like the live closed caption typists. Never make an typo or spelling mistake. Perfect dictation.


Was that deliberrate? :)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Never knew Simon & Garfunkel were so talented (Message 1762030)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Heavy Metal band Disturbed recently did a cover of their song The Sound of Silence

It's not very often that a cover is better than original.
This one is.
It's not the first time that a singer-songwriter song are interpreted by a rockband.
Jimi Hendrix did a cover of Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower.
I think I read somewhere that Bob thinks Jimi's version is better:)


Hear is another reworking of it by Bear McCreary. Adds an element of suspense to it.
17) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762028)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Speaking of errors on TV, I've caught a few during local news broadcasts, such as misspellings. One happened yesterday morning, in the "ribbon" at the bottom of the screen, reporting cancellations and delays due to snow. I can't remember the exact word/phrase, but here is something similar. See if you catch it.

"Rreview your text messages to see if you must report for work."

Guess they have an agenda?

To deny any agenda at all? Naive. To suspect it at every turn? Perhaps a bit paranoid? Should we revive KM's "Myths & Conspiracies" thread series?
18) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762007)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Do I have that right?

Looks like that is what is being said to me .....

(Deliberate misread) Yes, Bobby, you have the liberty to say that to Gary.
(We now you return you to our regularly scheduled serious conversation.)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1761990)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
"Who is the fairest kitty, of them all?"
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1761979)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Picture bump, with entry........
".....are you look'n at me?,,,,,ARE YOU, LOOK'N AT ME?"



"I do solemnly swear, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth ... even to myself ... and I will e-mail this truth to myself ... @ ... my server."


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