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21) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1718206)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
Well...

One side says they were too loud. The other says they were not.

One side says no police were involved. The other side says that a deleted Facebook post shows otherwise.

No reason, at this point, to know which side is telling the truth.


When such a post is deleted, it usually indicates the post was in error.
22) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1718138)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
That's what is wrong with society, the wrong people in the wrong places.

That is the best quote you have made for quite a long time. Now shall we make a list, oooh where shall we start, plenty of material on these boards. Would you care to start the ball rolling?

Sorry, we are sidestepping Tami's thread, wanna start a new one, I'm starting my list now!

Lists?
Sounds like J Edgar Hoover to me:(
Or STASI:(


No doubt the lists of one person would differ from the lists of another, eh, Janne?
23) Message boards : Politics : U.S. Presidential issues questionnaire (Message 1718130)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
Sarge ......I thought you had more cents than to look at crap like that .


It helps to know what the ideologues are saying and how they try to defend their silliness.
24) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1718128)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
Janne 1 and Chris 0.

Hehe glad you are enjoying the side show Sarge, complete with movie breaks. I hope it gets to J=100 Vs C=0 the more Janne posts the more silly he makes himself look, bring it on I say. Popcorn anyone?

Sarge asked why there were no 40 year olds around. Simple answer is that they are out there running the world we live in. Those that gravitate to on line bulletin boards are the youngsters who think the world is being run wrongly, and the elder people who are now past running it. These sort of places are irrelevant to the shakers & movers.


You mis-attribute the asker.
25) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1717989)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
Hi Chris S.
Pediaphobia - The fear of infants and/or young children
Ephebiphobia - The fear of youth
Gerontophobia - The fear of elders/seniors
These fears often lead to discrimination. Any discrimination based on age is called ageism; discrimination against youth specifically is called adultism.

The fear of youth is not a recent phenomenon: a cover title of Newsweek Magazine in 1954 read, "Let's Face It: Our Teenagers Are Out of Control." However, ephebiphobia is alive more than ever right now. In 2002, author Mike Males wrote, "Ephebiphobia... is a full-blown media panic. Images of “ordinary” teenagers besieging grown-up havens are everywhere... Today’s ephebiphobia is the latest installment of a history of bogus moral panics targeting unpopular subgroups to obscure an unsettling reality: Our worst social crisis is middle-Americans own misdirected fear."


Janne 1 and Chris 0.
26) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1717894)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
OMG! Tell me this won't happen...

Posting after death

...the young will never win...

...poor Seti :-(

OMG, imagine if a Friday night poster ... no don't!


Friday night's alright ... alright for posting. Alright, alright, oh my!
27) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1717797)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sarge
But I do see stalking and sustained harassment as requiring legal redress. When some person says something and the same 3 or 4 people all turn up and decry it, then it is fairly obvious that there is a some sort of organised response going on. Well whoopie doo, I should be so deserving ....


The community of posters in Politics is relatively small. Thus, when you

simply tell


your opinion via many many posts, it should not be surprising to find dissent.


I notice you skipped over this part.
28) Message boards : Politics : U.S. Presidential issues questionnaire (Message 1717794)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
who you advocating , Obama's wife ......Say what !!!!!!!!!

Advocating? Not really. But...

#1 - Michelle appears much more competent than Hillary, and Barack - of course.

#2 - Michelle appears to be much smarter than Hillary, and Barack - of course.

#3 - Michelle is younger, and appears more energetic than Hillary, Warren and the other aged, too Left Wing to win, Democratic Contenders. (O'Malley is just a wimp).

#4 - Michelle doesn't come with the same 'baggage' as Hillary. And doesn't have Hillary's track record of failure.

#5 - No matter who the Republican Nominee is: Michelle would become our next President.

Just a bit of advise for my Democrat Friends.


I agree there Clyde I would seriously think about it if she could be convinced to run and her husbands legacy doesn't make people prejudge her .

She is or was a Lawyer right !!

So she is not stupid and I haven't herd anything bad about her neither .


Then look up the youtube videos claiming she is really a man.
29) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1717789)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
Also, I do not think you will find (here or much elsewhere) these transitioning 40-somethings you seek.

Yes I fear you are quite right about that. And we all know why as well.


No, I don't think you do.
30) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1717707)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
But I do see stalking and sustained harassment as requiring legal redress. When some person says something and the same 3 or 4 people all turn up and decry it, then it is fairly obvious that there is a some sort of organised response going on. Well whoopie doo, I should be so deserving ....


The community of posters in Politics is relatively small. Thus, when you

simply tell


your opinion via many many posts, it should not be surprising to find dissent.

Also, I do not think you will find (here or much elsewhere) these transitioning 40-somethings you seek.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Possible to recover old account? (Message 1717598)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
Provided you can remember the email address (and probably the password) you can recover accounts.

But it is not possible to merge the accounts :-(


Sorry, that is not entirely correct. My classic credit was recovered.
32) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Universal time? (Message 1717596)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
I found other sources that indicate the UK did not invent longitude.


You are about right Bob. The UK did start it, and other nations were happy to join in.

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, from 1675. GMT was formerly used as the international civil time standard, now superseded in that function by Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

As the United Kingdom grew into an advanced maritime nation, British mariners kept at least one chronometer on GMT to calculate their longitude from the Greenwich meridian (for navigation), which was by convention considered to have longitude zero degrees, internationally adopted in the International Meridian Conference of 1884. Greenwich Mean Time was adopted across the island of Great Britain by the Railway Clearing House in 1847, and by almost all railway companies by the following year, from which the term "railway time" is derived.

The main point is that the world now uses UTC for all precise scientific measurements, but by convention we use GMT in our daily lives. People still set their watches by the pips on the 6 o'clock news, despite modern radio controlled clocks. Old habits die hard.

UTC was officially formalized in 1960 by the International Radio Consultative Committee in Recommendation 374, having been initiated by several national time laboratories. The system was adjusted several times until leap seconds were adopted in 1972 to simplify future adjustments. A number of proposals have been made to replace UTC with a new system that would eliminate leap seconds but no consensus has yet been reached.

The current version of UTC is defined by International Telecommunications Union Recommendation (ITU-R TF.460-6), Standard-frequency and time-signal emissions, and is based on International Atomic Time (TAI).
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Universal time? (Message 1717594)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
DST has nothing to do with GMT or UTC. We do not sign petitions in a science thread. Go bang your personal drum elsewhere please.

When did you get to decide the rest of us do not sign petitions in an s@h science thread?
34) Message boards : Politics : Ephebiphobia (Message 1717443)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sarge
@Мишелb - Tami has already given her age as 23, care to give yours?

Meh, I'm almost 26.

Cool. I'm 32.
35) Message boards : Politics : Paparazzi (Message 1715984)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
People here seem to enjoy bringing my personal life into this discussion.

Now that's rich coming from the person that 1st crossed that "line that should have never been crossed" in the 1st place.

Then you complain about "personal attacks" (sounds a lot like Clyde does these days) when a lot of your posts are just that (see above comment), and when not they look just like they come from your typical "know it all, know nothing" school yard bully.

I find it also very funny that when you've backed yourself into a corner Hev turns up to try and pull you out (that pattern repeats itself constantly and is also very predictable), you never see Hev otherwise.

You expect others to abide by 1 rule, but you act/think like that rule doesn't apply to you.

And all this from someone who would be expected to set a good example to others and not a bad 1's?

Well suck it up and stop complaining as you are the 1 responsible for it in the 1st place so live with it.

Cheers.


Add to that nothing specific was said. Es, you have children!
36) Message boards : Politics : Paparazzi (Message 1715713)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
My whole post was about the Royal Family in the context of the paparazzi, I am sorry you fail to see that. I shall explain again.


I see exactly what you're saying. And it is easy to see you did and continue to conflate two issues.

1) The royal family are paid to do nothing but serve as a distraction for the populace, i.e. "oooh, look at how much baby weight Kate has lost" etc.

2) The Parazzi exists because of this. The media that obsesses about the Royal Family do so as a deliberate tactic to keep people distracted from the real problems.


My post about Hawking goes against point 2.

3) The royal family have no other function in modern society.


Pretty much a rehash of point 1. Yet some have found useful ways to serve the greater good, as pointed out in Exhibits A and B regarding charity.

4) They live and extremely privileged life because of this function. Their children go to schools that mine could only dream of. They have wealth that none of us can fathom.


If, by some chance, you become the next Bill Nye (not entirely impossible), you could be hounded by paparazzi as Hawking was.

5) The paparazzi hound them because this is the role of the royal family. Although other people could get hounded, they do not get paid millions of pounds to do so. There is no sweetener for the average person in the street. I suspect there are many people out there who would swap places with the royal family in a heartbeat despite this.


A rehash of earlier points.

[quote[6) I have no sympathy for them because they are fine. They will always be fine. They have had far more than most people, they are not treated as ordinary and they get far more protection than ordinary people. There are many people deserving of my pity. The royal family are not any of them.[/quote]

Humans are humans.
They will always be fine? On what do you base this prediction? How's the former royal family of France doing?
37) Message boards : Politics : Paparazzi (Message 1715707)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
C'mon Sarge, Hawking is pretty well respected.


In the context of the rest of the thread, the reason for posting that link is clear.

At least Hawking has done something of merit to earn the public attention.

edit:and I don't mean nearly run Gary over.


And now to completely destroy your point of being worthless: http://www.dianaexhibition.com/diana/charity-work.

You do know she's dead, right?


Despite a certain poster's questionable posting style over the past few months or so, said poster is not entirely wrong when calling you out on your own posting style. While I wish to continue considering you a friend, do please think how it comes across asking someone if he knows Diana is dead sounds. (Like many, I can recall where I was, what I was doing, etc. ... when I learned of her death, just as I recall learning about the two space shuttle disasters and 9/11.)

Now, to topic: you didn't object to my pointing out Diana's charitable activities, only that she's now dead. Without further elaboration, may I then take it you had some degree of respect for Diana at least because of her charity work?

If so, then please consider Exhibit B.

Also note that I have not commented, at all, about what I believe regarding whether any country should still have a monarchy. You can probably guess what I think about that, though. My posts, though, question your dehumanization of them.
38) Message boards : Politics : Paparazzi (Message 1715663)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
C'mon Sarge, Hawking is pretty well respected.


In the context of the rest of the thread, the reason for posting that link is clear.

At least Hawking has done something of merit to earn the public attention.

edit:and I don't mean nearly run Gary over.


And now to completely destroy your point of being worthless: http://www.dianaexhibition.com/diana/charity-work.
39) Message boards : Politics : Paparazzi (Message 1715511)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
C'mon Sarge, Hawking is pretty well respected.


In the context of the rest of the thread, the reason for posting that link is clear.
40) Message boards : Politics : Paparazzi (Message 1715302)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Sarge
Mmmm, sorry, no. Stephen Hawking exists for the paparazzi and the paparazzi exist for Hawking.

http://www.danwei.org/media_and_advertising/science_vs_the_paparazzi_strin.php


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