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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A new kitty auction.......... (Message 1424351)
Posted 321 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Gotta respect the Head CRL and her team. If you value your toes!
2) Message boards : Politics : The USA shuts down (Message 1422423)
Posted 326 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
It is a compromise between true national health care and a totally free market let the poor die system.

Lots of us would be screaming it is not hardly enough if we were not getting shouted down by those that think it goes much too far and calling anyone who wants national health care a communist. You know like the British and Canadians and.. well you get the idea.

Currently the "No care for you" crowd has the majority in congress.
3) Message boards : Politics : The USA shuts down (Message 1422353)
Posted 326 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
They are playing chicken with the economy. Heck they burnt the world economy down in 2008, might be time for them to do it again.
4) Message boards : Politics : The USA shuts down (Message 1422318)
Posted 326 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
*yawn* Just congress having another hissy fit because they do not want people getting health care. They keep voting to repeal it, it gets shot down in the Senate over and over and never makes it to the presidents desk where it would be vetoed anyway. And then they turn around and try to blame the president.
The people have spoken, the President has spoken, the Senate has spoken, and Congress won't shut the heck up or do any other meaningful work if they do not get their way.

The opposite of Progress...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53 (Message 1420163)
Posted 331 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Dude.. I just ate this plant that was soooo like... are those twinkies?
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1419962)
Posted 331 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
I saw someones avatar, and I had to share.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1419758)
Posted 332 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
I am sure the Dingo's would appreciate more cats in Australia Vic.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53 (Message 1411421)
Posted 352 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Ooo Eeee Ooo Ah Ah Ping Pang Walla Walla Bing Bang...
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Smokers who drink bottled water (Message 1411416)
Posted 352 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
very few filters remove distillates. and pure(distilled/deionized) does not taste very good, and is not particularly good for you.

hence my particular preference when circumstances permit:
spring water, from a known good spring source, delivered in recyclable bottles, 2.5-5 gallon. I would even toss them a dollar to deliver it in glass bottles again, but the times they have a-change-ed.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Smokers who drink bottled water (Message 1411326)
Posted 352 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
I do not think smoking or not smoking has anything to do with it.
I live in a city that has a questionable civic water supply. Namely distillates that are in the ground water. The water company made the amazing discovery that if they took water from a good well, and pumped it into a bad well (let us just say for example 2x the designated safe limit) they could pump up twice the amount of water and it was still just under the limits. Saved them digging a new(and perhaps safe) well.

As far as bottled water goes, it is a terrible waste and an overload of plastics. But on the road, there is hardly any environmental difference between a plastic bottle of water, and a plastic soda bottle. Might be even better for the environment since there is no CO2 involved and no sugars are more than likely better for your health.

Dysani (spelling=not sure) is water bottled by the Coca-Cola corporation. After the huge release of it and terrific advertising campaign they revealed what it was. Pure tap water from whatever municipality they happened to be bottling it in. No filters, no purification, nothing. It was simply tap water.

Which is bottled water. Next step up would be purified water. This is domestic tap water run through some sort of filter.

And then there is Spring Water. It is bottled close to the source of a spring, runs through minimal piping, and has a higher standard to meet. Also note purified water will claim to be better because it has "fewer parts per (million/billion)" although they will decline to say of what. Not all impurities in water are negative, and in fact can provide some mineral supplement. And some make it taste better.

So it is really simple. And really complicated. And you do not always get what you think you are paying for.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1411323)
Posted 352 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Well, when we finally got home tonight, there was just one adventurous little raccoon kit in the yard. I do not know if it was Who, What, When, Where or Why, but he (she???) accepted some cat food and grapes that I tossed from a window. He (she???) was a cute little thing.

Purvis was out there too, and he enjoyed the catfood, but he turned up his snotty little skunk snout at the grapes. Skunks are supposed to LOVE fruit, but I have found that they vastly prefer catfood over fruit.


From my experiences, Skunks love cat food( and actually play rather well with cats for the most part.. a cousin thing), eggs, and are also willing to dig through trash cans for goodies.

I also know if you are trying to chase raccoons out of the trash cans, and a skunk rears its head.. it is best to RUN before it turns around. Oh and having a skunk move in under your bedroom is NOT a good thing.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1410564)
Posted 355 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
So, there I was just minding my own when ....



Err uh.. Tricks er Treatz?
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53 (Message 1409905)
Posted 357 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Are you talking to me?
are YOU talking to ME?!?
14) Message boards : Politics : Baiting (Message 1409663)
Posted 357 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Sadly one can only be as honest to others as they are to themselves. Many of us have chosen to ignore facts in favor of rhetoric, it is easier and requires less effort to maintain.

We are all entitled to our own "Faith" or Fantasy, whichever you wish to call it. And messing with a fragile belief system is a very dangerous thing.

There are some who are downright deliberately false, simply for their own purposes. Those I would call liars.

Others believe the falsehoods they espouse and ignore any facts offered. Those I would not call liars. Those I would say are deluded.

Neither of these terms is flattering, and using them towards a specific person is insulting, inflammatory and fruitless.

Which makes the ignore function(AKA twit filter) a valuable function. The consequence is of course these people can espouse their nonsense un-hindered.

And honestly this post is not intended to annoy/inflame/antagonize anyone.
But if someone does take offense then.. Well good because the shoe probably fits in that case.

And you might notice I have not a lot to say, nor read in politics anymore.
It is not I have changed or re-evaluated positions. It is that anything I can contribute is un-needed, or un-heeded. And I see little value in continuing.

Once again, perception is reality. Make your reality a good one.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #5 (Message 1409173)
Posted 358 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGEYXKl7pMw

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got to pour Eric one of those beers!!!

Angela, when Eric looks at you he sees you in Binary. The beers (or other beverage of choice) just relaxes him and improves the math.

Oh good grief!!!

*giggle* well I could be wrong! Sorry I do not speak his native language...
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53 (Message 1409171)
Posted 358 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
What do you mean the car is over-heating?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #5 (Message 1409067)
Posted 358 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGEYXKl7pMw

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got to pour Eric one of those beers!!!

Angela, when Eric looks at you he sees you in Binary. The beers (or other beverage of choice) just relaxes him and improves the math.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1408642)
Posted 359 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
I use photobucket.com I do not know if they accommodate China, but should be something like it.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1408550)
Posted 359 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
显然,人们可以在任何语言粗鲁。


是的我知道这是粗鲁的他,但我们可以放下,现在吗?

和你为好。
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1408522)
Posted 360 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
显然,人们可以在任何语言粗鲁。


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