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1) Message boards : Politics : Paris attack (Message 1742128)
Posted 14 Nov 2015 by Profile j mercer
2) Message boards : Politics : Just curious (Message 1732990)
Posted 8 Oct 2015 by Profile j mercer
First off it is a tragedy no doubt. But...

I would venture to say that if the US Military had targeted that compound/building it would have been flatten with most in and around it killed. From the few photos it looks like some of the return fire strayed off a near by target. An AC-130 gunship has massive fire power. If it was an AC-130. 105mm, 40mm, 20mm rounds to start with. One stray 105mm round would do the damage seen.

The compound/building with flammable liquids & gases is in a combat zone. There is no weapon that is 100% accurate every time including computer drive. One quarter of a degree of MOA (moment of angle) is how far off target from airplane flying one kilometer away? There will always be collateral damage. It is a tragedy but the price of combat/war.

Just some things I think about here.
3) Message boards : Politics : Another Mass Shooting in the U.S.A. (Message 1731904)
Posted 4 Oct 2015 by Profile j mercer
What I find interesting is Chris Mintz was not killed because he fought back for his life and others. With his training and background had he been armed it might have ended there. There are former/retired military/LEOs teaching in most every US school these days with more to come. ;) If allowed it could make a difference.

The fixing of all this will take generations if ever. In the mean time I choose to defend myself and those around me.

“Insurance companies aren’t emotional or political, they look only at the risk,” she said. “They know the risk of having armed people on campus increases the risk of gun injuries and gun deaths.”

With so many current events lately they might want to check their math again.? There will be more litigation over not protecting the $tudent$ enough. In$urance is a for profit business don't forget that.
4) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1722869)
Posted 6 Sep 2015 by Profile j mercer
Funny how internal affairs works.

Here it's called "kåranda".
Something like the US Marines "Semper fi".

"Semper fi" is a John Wayne line from a movie.

Semper Fidelis is the Marine Corps motto - "Always Faithful"

5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1717917)
Posted 24 Aug 2015 by Profile j mercer
How long do you think it will take M$ to just start rewriting all this stuff back in with every update?

It almost looks like one of those social experiments where they wait and watch what happens to learn what to do.
6) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1697922)
Posted 2 Jul 2015 by Profile j mercer
Welcome back the guy with no name and a deleted posting history.

I suspect that there was a major breach of the Seti Forum database when
User ID: 7787259 decided to become a referee in this playground and
edited all of his posts up to june 3, 2014. The posts weren't hidden, but
rather changed. That's not nice.

There was a moderator that was doing this. I tried to point it out to no avail. ;)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Bionic crahing laptop and not running? (Message 1697919)
Posted 2 Jul 2015 by Profile j mercer
I've had notebooks/laptops running 24/7 for years. One of my Alienware notebooks was ranked #62 in 2006.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 16 year club (Message 1690586)
Posted 12 Jun 2015 by Profile j mercer
Hmmm... It's that time again. Fired up my original cruncher just for the anniversary. Only use it on special occasions. It takes 10 to 14 days for one work unit now. Just not worth it to crunch.

1995 – Micron Millennia Mxe 200MHz Pentium MMx P55 128MB UW2SCSI
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : States (Message 1606240)
Posted 27 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
The trouble is that the American States are not united. The Country or Nation may be called the UNITED States of America, but that is purely historical, or perhaps hysterical depending upon your view. These days the fact is that each state is run like a Middle Ages Fiefdom by the Governor acting like a Lord of the Manor, and makes its own laws. Get caught in one State it's prison, in another it's the death sentence. It's dead set for another Civil War, (pun intended) but over politics this time not slavery.

Then we have particle physics where they are in such a state that they don't know whether they are up, down, strange, charmed, at the bottom, or the top. Surely that have missed off upside down and back to front, and inside out?

I reckon that everything is in a right old state. I know let's call a state of emergency, yep that's it, sorted, go to Defcon 2, women and children first!

@Angela - smartphones are only smart because they are smug enough to think that they are. Give them a good slap with a wet raccoon, and stick them in the fridge overnight and they're not so smart any more :-))

Notice: I intend for this to be a lighthearted, fun thread. This is not the Politics forum.

I see the double standard is alive and well.

Happy Thanksgivings Folks...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.4.27? (Message 1600374)
Posted 12 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
If it works so perfectly why would all these people waste so much time & effort on over 40 some fixes? ;-) ;-) :-)
11) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1600142)
Posted 12 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
Militia has historically been used to describe all able-bodied men who are not members of the Army or Navy (Uniformed Services).

Kinda how America got started. LOL!! It was comical for the British too. They laughed all the back to their island empty handed. ;-)
12) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1600009)
Posted 12 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
Interesting slant on things...


Pretty Amazing...!
A blogger added up the deer license sales
in just a handful of states and arrived at
a striking conclusion:

There were over 600,000 hunters
this season in the state of Wisconsin....
Allow me to restate that number:

Over the last several months,
Wisconsin's hunters became
the eighth largest army in the world....

(That's more men under arms
than in Iran....
More than France and
Germany combined. )

These men, deployed to the woods
of a single American state, Wisconsin,
to hunt with firearms, and NO ONE

That number pales in comparison
to the 750,000 who hunted the woods
of Pennsylvania and Michigan's 700,000

Toss in a quarter million hunters in
West Virginia and it literally establishes
the fact that the hunters of those four
states alone would comprise the largest
army in the world....

And then add in the total number
of hunters in the other 46 states....
It's millions more....

The point? _______________________________________

America will forever be safe from
foreign invasion with that kind of
home-grown firepower...! Hunting...
it's not just a way to fill the freezer.

It's a matter of National Security....

That's why all enemies, foreign
and domestic, want to see us
Food for thought, when next we
consider gun control.

Overall it's true, so if we disregard
some assumptions that hunters
don't possess the same skills as soldiers,
the question would still remain....

What army of 2 million would want
to face 30 million, 40 million, or
50 million armed citizens...???
For the sake of our freedom, don't ever
allow gun control or confiscation of guns.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Veteran's Day!! (Message 1599927)
Posted 11 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
14) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1595800)
Posted 2 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
Only a American would be so selfish as to put there community at risk and not put them self's in Quarrentine.

This is shown buy there attitude to guns and now public health had the nurse put herself in Quarrentine then the gov would not have to step in to get people to do the right things buy the whole community

America = Selfishness on many issues

It is to bad you paint all Americans with such a broad brush but then all Australians clueless and uninformed. ;-) ;-) LOL!!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Travel Photos (Message 1594729)
Posted 31 Oct 2014 by Profile j mercer
Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : WHY (Message 1592736)
Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Profile j mercer
Like Carlos is saying, some folks, self included, key to an avi and/or color for recognition trigger. When folks change their avi I don't always catch it till I go looking for them by name. ;^)
17) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1591005)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Profile j mercer
So, The Unintended Consequences of Taking Away One's Passport, 'is' The Terrorist To Be, STAYS In Country and Becomes A Terrorist and Blows Away Our Countrymen.

I'd Rather The Terrorist To Be, Goes Away and Shoots Others, far far far away in The Mid East.

But, The Brainiacs Leading The World Know Better. 'They' Always Do.

Thank GOoDness The Terrorists To Be, Once Terrorizing, Are Really Really Bad Strategists and Shooters.

Thank GOoD for Little Miracles.

' '

Exactly so. Let them go and fight, and die in the middle east. Then if they survive, and try to get back into the country they left, just don't allow them to enter. Revoke their passport after they left for their Jihadist war, not before.

18) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1582158)
Posted 5 Oct 2014 by Profile j mercer
I'm sorry but I do not believe any one can predict the future. There is nothing you can say or show me to change that so save the bandwidth. He was a very clever man who survived some rather trying times in style no doubt.

N. Korea is only a threat to it self. They can strike first but that is all they will do. I would venture that there is planned retaliation in place now that would render them in-op in a matter days if not hours.
19) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1581978)
Posted 4 Oct 2014 by Profile j mercer
>>>snip- Study the man not the quatraines 70-80 percent had to be B/S or he would have been burnt at the steak as a witch. <<<

I have studies the man and his writings more than you will ever know. LOL ;)

You have it correct, he conned his dis-tractors/suppressors.
20) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1581898)
Posted 4 Oct 2014 by Profile j mercer
Top 10 Prophecies of Nostradamus Debunked

"In this list I have tried to be as honest as one can be with the text. Instead of manipulating it to make it suit, I am using what I consider to be a very accurate translation. The end result, I think, is that we can see that most of these predictions are so broad that they really can be made to mean anything we want. Nevertheless, many people consider these to be authentic predictions of real events. Decide for yourselves."

IMHO Nostradamus was a good conman. ;^)

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