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21) Message boards : Politics : Mood of the US population (Message 1762543)
Posted 8 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.
22) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762086)
Posted 9 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? :)
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Never knew Simon & Garfunkel were so talented (Message 1762030)
Posted 9 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.
24) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762028)
Posted 9 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?
25) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762007)
Posted 9 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.)
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1761990)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
"Who is the fairest kitty, of them all?"
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1761979)
Posted 9 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."
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ad slogans and jingles (Message 1761953)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
No ad has made me change my car insurance.
I use ads for social media fodder: i.e., I post their quotes and see if my friends like my post. Given the insane amount of money they put in to making the ads and putting them on the air, I must be "white trash" to them because I do not consume nearly as much of their crap as they'd like.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Never knew Simon & Garfunkel were so talented (Message 1761951)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
Thanks for the link Mark. I have heard that song before. Just never really ever paid attention to the words that close before.
That is a very lonely song. Reminds me of Harry Chapins Taxi.I would add a link. But as this is OzzFans thread I don't want to go off topic.
I think most of us can relate to being that alone at times in our life.


S&G's "I Am a Rock" is about choosing to self-isolate: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=simon+%26+garfunkel+i+am+a+rock+.
30) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1761689)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Sarge
Note: There were some irregularities:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/02/02/sometimes-iowa-democrats-award-caucus-delegates-coin-flip/79680342/

Clinton won ALL 6 of the coin tosses....

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/gamblers-take-note-the-odds-in-a-coin-flip-arent-quite-5050-145465423/?no-ist


Even still, if they were, P(6 heads in a row) = 1 / 64 (odds, 63 to 1 against). Those aren't bad odds. And I doubt empirically it'd be very much different.

Note: this is not support of Clinton.

The idea of letting it come down to a coin toss is at least mildly annoying.


Put another way: I'm not a gambler. In a certain sense, 63 to 1 against is bad. But, given the Law of Large numbers, one could expect with many applications under the same conditions the number of times the event would occur out of how many trials were performed would reduce to roughly 1 / 64. Compared to many other things considered, this is far from improbable.
31) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1761658)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Sarge
Note: There were some irregularities:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/02/02/sometimes-iowa-democrats-award-caucus-delegates-coin-flip/79680342/

Clinton won ALL 6 of the coin tosses....

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/gamblers-take-note-the-odds-in-a-coin-flip-arent-quite-5050-145465423/?no-ist


Even still, if they were, P(6 heads in a row) = 1 / 64 (odds, 63 to 1 against). Those aren't bad odds. And I doubt empirically it'd be very much different.

Note: this is not support of Clinton.

The idea of letting it come down to a coin toss is at least mildly annoying.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1761339)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
After a night of drunken bar hopping you wake up in bed and find…



(Based on the stuff above the door knob) "I put 'Do not Disturb', not 'Maid Service Required'!"

And thanks for joining in, Clyde!
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1761146)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
PM sent?
34) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760533)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
You clowns laugh loud and long at yourselves now.
I'll check back in here a year from now and have the last laugh at ya.

The very fact of his multiple bankruptcies shows he is reckless and and the contracts he signed show his word is proven to be worthless, the man lacks integrity.

Nothing like Obama then? LOL, reread what you just posted.

I would not buy a used car from that man or anything else for that manner, he has proven to be a self-serving robber baron and should be shunned by those who believe in integrity regardless of what you think about Obama.


With Mark, as many, it is tit-for-tat. That argument won't work with him,
35) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1760526)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
You clowns laugh loud and long at yourselves now.
I'll check back in here a year from now and have the last laugh at ya.


I'm not laughing.
He has a reasonable chance.
If he wins, it will probably be time to cry.
You haven't seen anything if you think the USA has "fundamentally changed".
Dark times may very well lie ahead if Trump wins. Very dark.
Do you suppose your support of him now will protect you?
May we all survive if Trump wins.
36) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Mark II) (Message 1760458)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Sophistry!
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : 3 minutes to doomsday! (Message 1760457)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
"2 Minutes to Midnight" is an Iron Maiden song from 1983 or 1984.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1760453)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Sorry.

First busy. Then problems with Seti.

Here is my try...



"Does my butt look big in this robe?"


"You are the wind ... beneath my robes."


"Happy Birthday ... Mr. President."
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1760452)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Sorry.

First busy. Then problems with Seti.

Here is my try...



"Does my butt look big in this robe?"


"You are the wind ... beneath my robes."
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1760451)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Sorry.

First busy. Then problems with Seti.

Here is my try...



"Does my butt look big in this robe?"


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