Posts by j mercer

1) Message boards : Politics : Immigrant Migrant Refugee SUPREMACY-Is RACIST DEPLORABLE & TREASONOUS KKKOMMIE KKKryBABY KKKLOWNS with Their Continuing TREASONOUS Behaviours, will LOSE All Elections if They Keep Spouting TREASONOUS Free Speech (Message 1862653)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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It is against US law for a non-citizen to be in the country without permission, correct?
Got a US Code section cite for that?

How does this one work for you?

8 U.S.C. § 1325 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 8. Aliens and Nationality § 1325. Improper entry by alien

See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-8-aliens-and-nationality/8-usc-sect-1325.html

Improper time or place;  avoidance of examination or inspection;  misrepresentation and concealment of facts
Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.  

Improper time or place;  civil penalties
Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of--  at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry);  or  twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection. Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed.  

Marriage fraud
Any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $250,000, or both.  

Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud
Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance with Title 18, or both -
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1862439)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile j mercer
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What about you ? Are you a good citizen and doing your bit ? please explain if you are . Otherwise put the other foot in your mouth too :) checky bugger+

It doesn't matter what I say, you will just find fault and call me and my homeland childish school yard names.

I commend you on your efforts though. It is all about choices isn't it?
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1862433)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Sorry, but it is already too late to do any partial, half-measures.

So your saying F it and just enjoy what you can and Paaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrtttttttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy .

I am disappointed with the younger Gen there very defeatist . My gen the Baby boomers have a lot to answer for I guess we made a bunch of no hopers . All hope is lost I guess oh well I'm to old to bother as well so pppppppppaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrttttttttttyyyyyyyyy where's my .ong ...bubble bubble bubble back to fantasy land aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

Just what have you done for CO2 removal? Are you ankle express or do you still drive car? Or do you just talk about it.
4) Message boards : Politics : Would FDR have dropped the bombs? (Message 1862291)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Yes

+1
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1862144)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile j mercer
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I like the eyes made with horse shoes.

;^)
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1861935)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile j mercer
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MOAR - BOOM...
1. Does CO2 in the air contribute to a greenhouse effect, thereby 'warming' the planet


yes it does

Does humanity, by causing emission of CO2 on a large scale, cause the concentration of CO2 in the air to increase


yes it does

Does agriculture cause the emission of a LOT of CO2 into the air


yes and no as a lot of it is actually Methane witch turns into Co2 after about 10 yrs

now using your figures

60% of co2 is not from Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Us
and 14% in your figures is not even there

I have a question for you

How much Co2 needs to be produced by nature to keep our planet warm and not go into another snow ball period ?

How many times has Earth turned into a snowball and why did it happen ?

To stop all Co2 is bad .

However sending the Co2 up as fast as we have is the problem so to stop all Co2 is the simpleton's answer again and shows how some are not thinking clearly but then the Co2 down under is lower than what you lot have to breath so I'm not surprised you are not understanding it .

One of the effects of a higher Co2 is stupidity :)


Glenn,

<sigh>...

It seems to me that you are far more interested in throwing the insults of 'stupid' and 'simpleton' around than you are in understanding the problem.

You raise a few good issues here, but I still do not have the impression that you understand the real problem, so here goes:


Does agriculture cause the emission of a LOT of CO2 into the air


yes and no as a lot of it is actually Methane witch turns into Co2 after about 10 yrs


Yes, you are correct in this one. A LOT of the agricultural emissions are Methane, but then (as you say) the Methane oxidizes into CO2 over a time period on the order of 10 years. Methane + Oxygen yields Carbon dioxide + water... CH4 + 2O2 ---> CO2 + 2H2O. So, when compared with the lifetime of CO2 in the carbon cycle (mean lifetime of 35,000 years) one may as well call the emissions of methane emissions of carbon dioxide.

now using your figures

60% of co2 is not from Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Us
and 14% in your figures is not even there


Now wait a minute, those are NOT my figures. I provided links to the source of those figures: the IPCC, assessment report 5, working group 3.

Referring to those IPCC figures, we see that only about half of our Greenhouse Gas emissions can be directly attributed to fossil fuel use (electricity/heat, other energy, and transportation). What of the OTHER half? That still leaves around 25 Gigatons of CO2-equivalent anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, per year, to deal with.

I have a question for you

How much Co2 needs to be produced by nature to keep our planet warm and not go into another snow ball period ?

How many times has Earth turned into a snowball and why did it happen ?

To stop all Co2 is bad .


There are a few... issues... with this statement/question.

To start, I will ask YOU a question...

Does humanity have the right to alter the natural climate cycles on this planet? Yes or no...

If your answer is 'no', then humanity MUST stop ALL Anthropogenic Greenhouse gas emissions (among other things). To not do so is to pervert the natural climate cycles.

If your answer is 'yes' (as is apparent from your post), then just WHY should we do anything at all?

Now, your reference to 'snow ball period'...

An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed "glacial periods" (or alternatively "glacials" or "glaciations" or colloquially as "ice age"), and intermittent warm periods are called "interglacials". In the terminology of glaciology, ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in both northern and southern hemispheres. By this definition, we are in an interglacial period—the Holocene—of the ice age. The ice age began 2.6 million years ago at the start of the Pleistocene epoch, because the Greenland, Arctic, and Antarctic ice sheets still exist.


There have been at least five major ice ages in the earth's past (the Huronian, Cryogenian, Andean-Saharan, Karoo Ice Age and the Quaternary glaciation). Outside these ages, the Earth seems to have been ice-free even in high latitudes.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

Now then 'snowball earth'... (pole to equator ice sheets... NOTHING but ice sheets) is extremely rare...

The next well-documented ice age, and probably the most severe of the last billion years, occurred from 850 to 630 million years ago (the Cryogenian period) and may have produced a Snowball Earth in which glacial ice sheets reached the equator, possibly being ended by the accumulation of greenhouse gases such as CO2 produced by volcanoes. "The presence of ice on the continents and pack ice on the oceans would inhibit both silicate weathering and photosynthesis, which are the two major sinks for CO2 at present."


Ok...

Age of the Earth: about 4.5 billion years (4500 million years).

There was an ice age during the Mesoarchean Eon from about 2.990 to 2.8 billion years ago (the Pongola ice age). (190 million years total).
Huronian ice age - 2.4 to 2.1 billion years ago (300 million years total).
Cyrogenian ice age - 850 to 630 million years ago (20 million years total -- the worst on record for glacial coverage of the planet).
Andean-Saharan ice age - 460 to 420 million years ago (30 million years total).
Karoo ice age - 360 to 260 million years ago (100 million years total).
The current (Pliocene-Quaternary) ice age - 2.58 million years ago to the present (its ongoing). (2.58+ million years).

So, we have ice ages for a total of about 642 million years, out of 4500 million years. And glaciations for only a fraction of that time. Ice ages for about 14% of the time (with glaciations for maybe about half of that). The rest of the time (86% of the time), the Earth has been ice-cap/pack ice/glacier free.

While ice ages/glaciations are rare, they are a NATURAL part of the planet's climate cycles. Do you really have the arrogant hubris to state that humanity should purposefully (as a matter of policy) alter the planet's natural climatic state? If you do, you DO realize that that puts you in the same camp with big oil and rest of the deniers?

CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere have gotten to the point that they are slowing down the CO2 sinks the planet has, even reversing some of them (methane hydrates). You REALLY wanna keep going doing that?

CO2 has a LONG lifetime in the carbon cycle before it is (semi)permanently removed from the carbon cycle (by the weathering of various rocks on the ocean floor, etc.). Mean lifetime is 35,000 years before that happens, and it is an exponential decay with a VERY long tail (about 7% still left after about 100,000 years).

The MORE CO2 that gets emitted, not only will it take LONGER to get dealt with but the rate at which it is dealt with slows down (warmer water can dissolve less CO2).

(semi)permenant removal:

Step 1(the most rapid step): CO2 dissolves in water, producing some Carbonic acid with some of the dissolved CO2.
Step 2(the MUCH slower step):
Part a: The carbonic acid causes some of the oxides in rocks to chemically change to carbonates. Example: CaO + CO2 -> CaCO3 (leaving out the water). Calcium oxide + Carbon dioxide -> Calcium Carbonate.
Part b: The carbonic acid causes some of the carbonates to chemically change to bicarbonates. Example:
Mg2SiO4 + 4 CO2 + 4 H2O ⇌ 2 Mg2+ + 4 HCO3− + H4SiO4
olivine (forsterite) + carbon dioxide + water ⇌ Magnesium and bicarbonate ions in solution + silicic acid in solution


Temporary removal: photosynthesis. This is a temporary removal of CO2, since vegatation and organic material will eventually (over the short term) either rot or be eaten, opening up the carbon for eventual release back into the atmosphere as CO2.

Note: AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use change) both accelerates the reversion of the Carbon back into CO2 and reduces the size of the natural CO2 temporary sink. With enough AFOLU, the uptake of CO2 into this temporary sink can be overcome by the release of CO2 due to AFOLU activity.


Now then, capacity of the planet to deal with 'natural' CO2 release:

Concentrating on the (semi)permenant process of rock weathering, and ignoring ANY contribution from the temporary sink of photosynthesis, the planet can deal with about 5 Gigatons of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in step 1, per year (per Dr. Archer, I HAVE linked his papers on the subject here multiple times).

That is 5 Gigatons per year at the THEN current planetary temperature and CO2 concentrations from about 10 years ago when he wrote the papers on the subject. Note: the warmer the planet gets, the lower this figure will be because CO2 solubility in water decreases as temperature increases.

Step 2 rates are a LOT less, maybe only about 5 to 15 Megatons of anthropogenic CO2, per year.

Ok, the ocean can absorb about 30% of the CO2 emissions, per year, on average. Anthropogenic emissions are about 49 Gigatons, per year, according to the IPCC. 30% of 49Gt is 14.7 Gigatons of CO2 per year. The ocean can deal with about 0.1% of that (through deep ocean sediment and weathering), per year. 14.7 Gt CO2 * 0.1% is 14.7 Megatons CO2 per year.

Just for for your information, the latest figure I have seen for the average natural, volcanic CO2 emissions per year is 300 Megatons

Please stop referring to things you don't understand correctly and people who you disagree with as 'simple' or 'stupid'. I welcome a discussion with you, but it is rather irritating when you are so... abrasive about it. We know you don't approve of many actions of the USA and thoughts / attitudes of the US citizens. I understand. I also have my gripes along those lines. But, when discussing something of this importance, could you please tone your rhetoric down a bit... please.

TY MK

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7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1860659)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Great photos, thank you. Beautiful green & orange kingfishers. Ours are more blue here in the Pacific Northwest.
8) Message boards : Politics : Immigrant Migrant Refugee SUPREMACY-Is RACIST DEPLORABLE & TREASONOUS KKKOMMIE KKKryBABY KKKLOWNS with Their Continuing TREASONOUS Behaviours, will LOSE All Elections if They Keep Spouting TREASONOUS Free Speech (Message 1859321)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile j mercer
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For future reference to all . I was not aware that Red Neck meant your a racist I thought it was more a reference to a saying we use here in Australia witch is "Bush pig" someone that is unruly rude a bit of a slob and lives in the country talks a bit slow and has minimal education with limited world views not someone that is a racist .

If you read some of the comment in different threads here "Red Neck" is seen as an insult.

A quick "Google" shows

A slang term, usually for a rural white southerner who is politically conservative, racist, and a religious fundamentalist. This term is generally considered offensive.


As to your

"Bush pig" someone that is unruly rude a bit of a slob and lives in the country talks a bit slow and has minimal education with limited world views


You don't think calling a fellow poster here that is offensive?

Other posters here have different views and different politics, it does not make them wrong, it certainly does not allow others to insults them.

So no more direct insults please.

+1
9) Message boards : Politics : flip, flop, flip, flop, flip, flop, flip, flop, flip, flop, flip, flop, (Message 1859320)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Well, I'm in a basket of deplorables and because of our free speech


Oh yeh you do have free speech so long as you carry a gun with you right .

getting people worked up to riot is not free speech even you lot have hate speech laws I believe funny how they not being used . If you don't then you should . there is a difference between free speech and hate speech . Also free speech is not absolute that is why most country's have Slander laws and you can sue pity many of you Yanks don't understand this

What do your professays say now matey? "The Eagle crushes, insert prediction here."

;^)

This is too funny... :^)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Help with Windows Laptop - running low on memory - but only running BOINC (Message 1858816)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Win10 has a large foot print and looks like you storage is 32GB. Not much room left over. All good advice here. The big one for me is getting rid of the cruft as pointed out.

If you are not sure do not delete. Ask.

;^)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1858620)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Mercer, Is that where that Galloping Gerdy (spelled right?) bridge was? The one that fell in?

I think that was the late 30's or early 40's?

The Golden Gate Bridge was built finished in 1937 and just went through a complete reto fit about 3 years ago. the salt air was doing a number on it.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) - Galloping Gertie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Narrows_Bridge_(1940)

Tacoma Narrows Bridge today. In 1998 they built a second bridge and added tolls of $5US to cross. Old one west bound and the new one east bound.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Narrows_Bridge#Eastbound_bridge
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1858402)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Today, I don't even like getting on the ladder to clean my gutters out!

Neither do I but I use being 71 as an excuse.

And it's a good excuse. With age comes wisdom.

No aerial hero stuff any more. I do still clean my gutters and trim my trees & hedge off a ladder at 70. I do it for the exercise. Only for a few minutes at a time now, not for hours or all day long anymore. I can't do that kind of work anymore, that's for sure. Har!

I'll dig out some more photos.

Thank you for your comments. ;^)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1858348)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile j mercer
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The views from work were what made it for me, I loved it.

Blair Waterway crossing, East 11th St., Tide Flats, Tacoma, WA 1994
115KV & 13.8KV, 225' tall, 1800' span restringing wire, 336MMC to 1272MMC AAC.

This was the first year my company went all PSE (personal safety equipment) on us. The year before we free climbed without the 15lbs of PSE.

Blair Waterway & East 11th Street


Blair Waterway


East 11th Street & Hylebos Waterway in the distant and the next job.


I'm on the left side with Commencement Bay in the back ground.


I'm on the left side with Commencement Bay in the back ground.


I'm on the left side and a better view of the PSE we all hated with a passion. Felt like being a fish-on hooked three ways by three different fisherman. Queue laughing sounds. wink wink!


Tower Boss Jim P. -- No Bozos


All photos taken by me or with my camera. I forgot to add all my photos are free to use.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1858074)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile j mercer
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The Narrows crossing, Tacoma, WA 1999...
115KV, 335' tall, 720' above the water, spanning 1.3 miles with 1 1/4 inch plow steel cable. Conductor weather-proof sealing, and covering insulators for tower painting.

Some of my favorite high steel photos from 1999. The Narrows Crossing, Tacoma, WA looking south to Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Chuck's first time on the bell cluster is obvious . Every ten years we wrap the insulators for painting and tar the wire. I took the photos.

















15) Message boards : Politics : ....................45.................... (Message 1857557)
Posted 25 Mar 2017 by Profile j mercer
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Missed the "Hot, Young Freshman Congresswoman",
So I cant comment at that.

Wasn't in the video segment posted. That was just used by the reporter to "sex up" the report :-(

Rep. Elise Stefanik asks questions at Comey hearing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlXXZQgh72Y

Published on Mar 20, 2017


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Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, asks questions during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing with FBI Director James Comey about an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and whether associates of President Donald Trump were in contact with Moscow.

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16) Message boards : Politics : A alternate story of Jesus and the Church (Message 1857165)
Posted 23 Mar 2017 by Profile j mercer
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When John Patrick Ennis is awarded the Nobel (Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics at 42 ), then I might think you have something.

Until then, enlighten me.
17) Message boards : Politics : A alternate story of Jesus and the Church (Message 1857122)
Posted 23 Mar 2017 by Profile j mercer
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That was too easy... False Idols are everywhere... Take your pick. ;^)

Sollog--his real name is John Patrick Ennis--considers himself to be the Nostradamus of the nineties. He has many reported aliases: Sollog Immanuel Adonai-Adoni; Temple of Hayah; TOH; J.P. Essene; Hisam H'asi; Hasim Asi; El Haddid Etsah; Tony DiPaolo; Nick Ensley; and "God Almighty."

Sollog in Jail
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread165734/pg1

His name is John Patrick Ennis

According to the Philadelphia City Paper (Altman 1996), Ennis has had various legal problems, culminating in his arrest by the United States Secret Service.

Ennis' legal problems, according to Altman, started in 1987, when he admitted selling obscene materials in Maricopa County, Arizona, and was put on probation. He reportedly violated his probation by committing an aggravated assault later that year, following which the authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. He left Arizona and moved to Pennsylvania.

On February 5, 1988, he was arrested in Philadelphia following a drunken high-speed vehicle chase which ended with police officer Sam D'Urso being seriously injured. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault (including one charge of intentionally causing serious bodily injury to a police officer), one count of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of driving under the influence. After failing to appear in court a second warrant for his arrest was issued, but the authorities failed to follow up on this and it remained unactioned for another seven years.

In September 1995, Ennis was arrested by the United States Secret Service on suspicion of making threats against the President of the United States (according to him, this was related to a prediction that a plane crash would occur if President Bill Clinton flew to Jackson Hole, Wyoming). It was discovered that he had two warrants outstanding against him, and he was committed for trial on the February 1988 vehicle offences. When the case came to court in May 1996, Ennis's defence invoked conspiracy theories involving the President, the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Mayor of Philadelphia. He dismissed his own defense attorney, calling him "part of the conspiracy", and represented himself from that point on. Judge Anthony DeFino described the case (which the press dubbed the "God Trial") as being "the most unusual case I have ever seen in my courtroom". Ennis was convicted on all four charges and imprisoned.

Ennis claims that the conviction was later overturned on technical and evidentiary grounds, although this claim has not been substantiated.

Since March 3, 2005 Ennis has been residing in Broward County, Florida jail awaiting an extradition hearing set for May 31, 2005. The outcome of this extradition may see him returned to Philadelphia on charges that have yet to be determined.


Enough said here.

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18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If I get your goat :) (Message 1855803)
Posted 16 Mar 2017 by Profile j mercer
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Pilgrim...
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If I get your goat :) (Message 1855768)
Posted 16 Mar 2017 by Profile j mercer
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Boy howdy, somebodies ears have been on fire.

;^)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If I get your goat :) (Message 1855661)
Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Profile j mercer
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A colloquialism is a word, phrase or other form used in informal language.


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