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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My niece is evil (grin). (Message 1777251)
Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Sarge wrote:

Is she cute? :)

I'll let you decide. From left-to-right, my niece's mom, my niece's sister (after neck surgery), and my niece:



BTW, my niece didn't have time to pull the joke and didn't want to do it from out of town. But, she's considering it for next year's April Fools' Day. Her sister had some kind of "bone" surgery. Not sure what it entailed.


All are cute and the mom is probably closer to my age range. :) But at least 26 is not 18!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1777250)
Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
With this move possibly more people will realize the importance of Thor and his design especially to Canada, eh?


All hail Thor and his intelligent ways!
23) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1777030)
Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
The kicker is going to be when they find an account in Hillary's name.......that Bill didn't know about........or vice versa. ":-)>


Or Obama
or The Donald
or TrusTed Ted (or Heidi).

Equal time.
Fair and balanced. :P
24) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1776761)
Posted 7 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
You have to wonder if the two parties had to have "none of the above" on the list, how well "none of the above" would have done.


Related: how do y6u decide who gets the delegates if who originally one has since dropped out? Why the heck the U.S. doesn't employ ranked voting, at least at some point, is beyond me.

There are two types of "dropping out"
1. those who drop out and remove their name from the list
2. those who suspend their active campaign but remain on the list of nominees.

for 1.'s they can either vote
a. for whoever they wish,
b. follow recommendation of their former candidate,
c. if a candidate has the 50% + 1, or more, then voting for that nominee is common, to maintain party unity.

for 2.'s they should still vote for their candidate.
u
edit] They, of course, could choose to abstain.

There are also different State rules for the delegates if it goes to a second or more votes.


My point was not to ask how it is done, but to ask why it is not done some other way. Has any suspender of a campaign ever revived his or her campaign? I am not aware of this ever happening, but I admit I could be wrong.

Thus, to reduce the risk of contested conventions and bribes and riots, why not do the following?

Voter ranks five still running (at an earlier point in time):

Cruz
Trump
Bush
Kasich
Rubio

Bush drops out, so that voter's ranking becomes:

Cruz
Trump
Kasich
Rubio

Rubio drops out:

Cruz
Trump
Kasich

If, by some weird event, Cruz dropped out before Kasich, we'd have.

Trump over Kasich.

There'd be much less question as to "what the people have decided".
25) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1776720)
Posted 6 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
You have to wonder if the two parties had to have "none of the above" on the list, how well "none of the above" would have done.


Related: how do y6u decide who gets the delegates if who originally one has since dropped out? Why the heck the U.S. doesn't employ ranked voting, at least at some point, is beyond me.
26) Message boards : Politics : Are you left wing or right wing? (Message 1776718)
Posted 6 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
[edit] The test might be a bit more unbiased if one of the answer buttons displayed wasn't pre-highlighted. Looks a little rigged to me if you actually want quantifiable results instead of pure drivel.


Much in the last few days to respond to, but I'll respond to just this for now. I am crying foul about the article describing the research and then linking to the test. We did not see a research journal article about the test, nor the test as originally presented. So, yes, the version Es linked us to was probably a bit tongue-in-cheek.
Did anyone here actually think this was meant to be a serious test? I think it was very tongue-in-cheek with a kernel of truth. I see several people crying foul bs when all of us should be smarter than this.
27) Message boards : Politics : Are you left wing or right wing? (Message 1776304)
Posted 5 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Let's settle this once and for all. Try to answer honestly. I am actually curious about whether Americans who call themselves centrists are actually right wing.

There's a simple test to tell whether you’re more left-wing or right-wing

You'll never guess what I came out as (actually, you will)


What the heck?
Why are we being told what the outcome should be before we can find the link to the test???
Terrible terrible terrible methodology!
Shall I now predict what the test will say about me, without taking it, and why I believe so based on what I do know about myself?
28) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1776287)
Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Darth...

It took awhile. But I finally succeeded in having you exposing yourself.

Obviously you are one of the 'If you ain't US. You must be THEM', Left/Right Wingers.

Just a couple of questions:

Why doesn't the Hate-filled, believing in their Superiority, Right and Need to Control Others - Left/Right/Marxist/NAZI/KKK/Progressives. Understand they are only Projecting their own inner hate, upon others?

IE: Whites are... Men are... Straights are... White Privilege (Disgustingly similar to the NAZI Jewish Privilege).

What is their twisted inner need to do this?


Something we don't see don't hear and don't acknowledge ........

Tea Party's = Policy made from drunken people AKA: Gossip feast , the back stabbers club !

Gossip = To big note ones self's I'D by putting others down

Gossip = local church , coffee shop , local footy Club , R.S.L , Blah ,Blah


Glenn, Glenn, Glenn ... .
Do you recall what kind of work I do?
If so, would you be surprised that among my department there is one socialist amongst many coservatives, including one I am pretty sure has gone to Tea Party meetings?
29) Message boards : Politics : Are you left wing or right wing? (Message 1776284)
Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
It says I'm left wing, so you know it's 100% reliable and accurate.

Maybe I want the same things many of you in here want, I just compare history to modern day, apply some principles and see I want to do what has worked in the past while many of you in here want to repeat history for some reason.

I think I'm done here.


You're done here until you're not again. History shows this trend at least 3 times. Having triangulated, chances are good it will happen again.

BTW, as a left-handsr, I am the only one in my right mind.
30) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1775715)
Posted 2 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Which you should go and study, rather than posting your beliefs.
And there we are with the usual leftist BS tactic of stifling free speech when they disagree.


WK, a leftie? If I really roflmao, I'd be doing just that right now.
Please, stick around, don't have a heart attack and run to the Cafe only for several months. Really get to know people.

Well, instead of taces going to funding college education (STEM or otherwise, from this STEM guy right herrrre), I supposed we could put our tax money to:

(1) Depose this ruler but not that ruler and
(2) funding our "allies" that are the true sources of the ISI ideology.

Oh, wait. We already to that.
So, if we stopped these interventions ... hmmm, well, let's just tax less!
31) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1775625)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Are you in favor of investments?
32) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1775622)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
The only problem with this statement is you've only picked the worst examples of socialist countries.
And the best examples are...........

Do you really not know of other countries that are already somewhat socialist?
Isn't Social Security somewhat socialist?
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My niece is evil (grin). (Message 1775605)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
OK, I admit I put her up to it, hehe. In the USA, a week from tomorrow, it's April Fools day. My 26-year-old single niece lives next door with her mom while she's attending college. And we were talking the other day when the subject of April Fools day came up. She asked me for a good one to pull on her mom.

First, realize that though she's 26 years old, her mom treats her like she's a teenager ... always wanting to know who she's going out with and when she'll be coming home. So, this is what I suggested. I asked her if any of her female friends are currently pregnant. She said YES. So (evil grin), I told her to go to a drug store like Walgreens or Rite-Aid and buy 3 different brands of home pregnancy tests ... the ones that "turn blue" if you're pregnant. Then I told her to get her friend to pee on the test media ... making them turn blue. And then, on the morning of April 1st, she'll run to her mom, test media in hand, with a worried look on her face and say, "Oh my God, Mom, they all turned blue!"

That should put some color in her mom's cheeks, hehehe ... until she laughs a few seconds later and says "April Fools!"


Is she cute? :)
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My niece is evil (grin). (Message 1775604)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Occasionally, pregnancy test jokes can have profound results.


Darwin works in mysterious ways, for it to be "pregnancy" and sometimes "testicular cancer". Must be some sort of evolutionary advantage.
35) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1775599)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
American student was sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the state. What I want to know is why would any American go to N. Korea in the first place?


In my case, morbid curiosity.

I heard that student was trying to collect souvenirs, which was pretty dumb.


There are two reasonable sides to this. As you say, it's pretty dumb.
On the other, it's a pretty harsh response. Over-punishment. Yeah, probably some punishment could be expected, but 15 years hard labor.
North Korea ... it ain't the communism, it's the totalitarianism that's the problem.
Slightly off-topic: heard anything about Turkey's leader, lately? Dude looks to be going to the totalitarian route lately. Going so far as to tell government's of other countries what to censor.
36) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1775597)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
Well, your selective reading (as many others in here do) suggests you're going to disagree with me no matter what I say.


I think your selective interpretation of my opinions makes you think I'm going to disagree with you no matter what you say. I used to agree with a few things you said in the past before you erased it all. I even still agree with a few things you say need to change. I simply disagree with your method and your political position.


+1

Guy has always, from his first moment here, tried to turn those not in 100% complete agreement with him into an enemy. And Trump will probably do the same. Call Obama a dictator and then cry out for some other authoritarian to undo his work. Ironic.
37) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1775596)
Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Profile Sarge
The majority of AMERICAN CITIZENS believe the whole can needs to kicked over in Washington and the professional politicians(read pathological liars and felonious thieves) run out of town.

I would much rather that be accomplished by a Capitalist Pig than by either of the Socialist/Communist/Idiots running from the left.

There are SO MANY shining examples of the wonderful lives enjoyed by those living in Socialist societies......N. Korea, Nicaragua, Cuba...and all the advances made in technology and medicine in those vaunted venues.........
"Just exactly what is your fair share of something someone else worked for?"

"The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state." Thomas Sowell


The only problem with this statement is you've only picked the worst examples of socialist countries.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rock make overs (Message 1774982)
Posted 29 Mar 2016 by Profile Sarge
More Sounds of Silence
39) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1774641)
Posted 28 Mar 2016 by Profile Sarge
Trump is a narcissist arsehole and would no doubt bankrupt America like he has so many of his own businesses, but the one who really scares me is Cruz. He's the one who believes in the End of Days.

Es99...

Trump is not an A.. H... Nor does his bankruptcies mean anything. Just 'Business' with other Mega Capitalists (Trump won).

Trump is playing The Left for the fools they are. And also winning. Negative attacks will not be effective. As Republicans learned.

To defeat a Trump: Stay positive. Don't attack his supporters as (fill-in the negatives).

Regarding Cruz: You may be correct.

BTW: I am busier than I have ever been. Not a boring life in my senior years.


Are we "allowed" to mention his negatives without calling him slurs or addressing those slurs to his supporters?
40) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1773267)
Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Profile Sarge
I have a theory that Nixon was set up by his own party after he imposed a very unrepublican wage and price freeze. I think he didn't know about the Watergate break in until after it happened. Why spy on a campaign that was already predicted to lose big? After that his paranoia and ego took over his thinking.

Back to Trump, recalling a movie called Brewsters Millions we should all vote for "None of the Above" then congress would have to pick the next President.


Do you trust Congress to do it right either?


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