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1) Message boards : Politics : Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion along with one other charge. (Message 1659109)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
I would let the men he served with judge him.

Jim they have and quite a few feel that he is guilty of some atrocity, hardly a fair and impartial jury or don't you think a jury should be impartial?

I didnt mean to say let them be the jury. But its what they think of the man and his actions. No matter what is handed down as punishment. HE has to live with what he did. For all we know he is mentally unfit.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1659100)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
James your using a Logitec mouse . I also have one and i have had the same type of problem .

Logitec has a extra app that you will have to run and it shuts the drivers down then resets them .

I also have the Logitec gaming pad and i believe this is what causes the problem for me

When i have had problems with either the mouse or keyboard or game pad i have to rerun the Logitech gaming sofwhere program .

When i run it i have to unplug the wireless usb connector and then wait for the program to tell me when to plug it back in and then follow the on screen promts . Everytime i have done this it fixes the problem .

even tho the mouse & keyboard usb thinggy is seperate from the gaming pad usb thinggy some how they both occanonly stuff up .

either the mouse goes all over the place or the keyboard stops working even if i'm not using the gaming pad or have it pluged in .

I like Logitech but there seems to be a slight problem every now and then .

I would try and uninstall the drivers for the mouse and reinstall them and use a ps/2 mouse to do this .

Or go to Logitech and see if there is any new drivers or other programs to fix the problem , it sounds like it's just the drivers and not the hardware as i get this problem too it's happened twice

Edit : funny thing is it's only happened when i had other problems with things like the GPU's or changed something in the hardware like just changing the position of the cards simular to what happened to your monitor . Can't tell you why it happens just that it does .

I can try that.
3) Message boards : Politics : Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion along with one other charge. (Message 1659097)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
But the second charge... Bergdahl's backside is grass.

Major that is jail house lawyering and they will do what want to do to that idiot.

I would let the men he served with judge him.
4) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1659093)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
And that could very well present a little... problem with his candidacy. Does Cruz qualify as a 'natural born' US Citizen (remember the Constitutional requirement to be so to qualify to be president)?


One of THREE requirements to be President is, in modern terminology, BORN an American Citizen. Meaning one parent MUST be a Citizen. Place of birth has no meaning.

Which is why children of US service men born over seas are US citizens. Why would that not apply to women who go over seas?
5) Message boards : Politics : Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion along with one other charge. (Message 1659074)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
That is a sad litany and probably mostly true.
I don't believe he deserted there is no evidence that he never intended to return, that was the definition of desertion when I was subject to the UCMJ back in the early 60s, I think he went AWOL.

When I was in the service 72-80 the line between desertion and awol was in being awol you had left your clothes in your locker at the barracks. You had every intention of coming back. I have no clue what being on the front lines were.
6) Message boards : Politics : Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion along with one other charge. (Message 1659059)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
He will face a Courts martial. He will be defended by a lawyer. He will state his case and then be judged.
Most likely he will be demoted to private and sent to prison for who knows how long.
Unfortuantly he will be made an example of, Think Private Slovak in WW2.
How ever Im sure he will get a presidential pardon.
And it doesnt matter what my peronnel opinion is.
7) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1659053)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
The General Public does understand erasing 18 minutes of tape, and erasing hard drives, on Equipment used for Government purposes.

The question is if the general public still really remembers by the time they have to vote for the next president. I doubt it, because before the elections are there, we first got the primaries, and unless some strong contender comes around to challenge Hilary she got the nomination in her pocket. At the same time, we'll get the Republican primaries, and the Republicans are looking like they are gonna field an entire circus of clowns who say one dumb thing after the other. By the time the elections are happening the general public will be saturated with 'scandals' from the Republicans. They will have completely forgotten about this one.

And even if someone uses it to attack her, she can probably use something some idiot Republican said in response.

Really if anything Hillary is at a bigger risk of not getting enough media attention because the Democratic primaries look like nothing, while the Republicans will have a new scandal every 2 weeks for the people to obsess over.

They have Ted Cruz. I am going to sit back and enjoy the show. He's our gift, from Canada to America, with love.

You know thats one reason we should hate Canada:)
8) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1659048)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
There is no losing end here Clyde, everyone is free to express their views. I have simply called into question it's validity. Some people here quite clearly want it to continue for their own personal agendas and reasons. I don't care if the politics forum goes or stays, makes no odds to me, one way or the other. But it is interesting to see who those are in the group who are advocating it staying.

Nah I leave bad hair to the Beckham types.




And what pray tell is my agenda? I have no dog in this fight at all. I state my opion and either get spanked for it,Or have some others agree with it. I dont keep a score card if I win or lose. Id say off hand Ive gotten spanked a whole lot more. So what. Ive actually learned more by getting spanked.
So because I believe this forum should stay open. I now have an agenda?

Edit- Fred also looks at a persons posting history. Im not sure but a consistant posting pattern is what he looks for. A new poster will never be asked to be a MOD. Plus he likes a mixed team of differant views. Thats the gist I got when I was a Mod anyway.
And anybody that volunteers to be a Mod is crazy:) Buts its the best expierance Ive ever had.
9) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1659044)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
Every article I have read both in print and on the interner news sites. Sate she should not have been using a personnel e-mail service. Even a State Department Brief said so.

Is she special? She was Secretary of State. She should have used the government e-mail for all of her corrospondence.
She sasy she turned over her E-mails. Lets see her trun in those server and let the IT gurus have a look see at the hard dives. IF the hard drives even exist anymore.

Like I stated in an ealier post. I have no clue is the server story is true. But I do demand my government be open and accountable. Thats means no 18 minute gaps in a tape recording. No shredded and or redatced paper work. And no private E-mails for a specific govenrment use. And I hope now for no erased server.
Am I asking to much from my own Government?
10) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658609)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James Sotherden
And there goes her big shot at being The PREZ. She will be destroyed if she runs.

Shit...
She shot herself in the freaking foot long ago already.

I agree. But this is the nail in her coffin. Id likie to know how many Benghazi e-mails were deleted?

LMAO!!!

I dont see what is so funny. Granted news reports lately cant be believed. But If true why would you wipe out your server unless you had something to hide?
Lets see where the chips fall before you have the last laugh.
11) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658528)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James Sotherden
And there goes her big shot at being The PREZ. She will be destroyed if she runs.

Shit...
She shot herself in the freaking foot long ago already.

I agree. But this is the nail in her coffin. Id likie to know how many Benghazi e-mails were deleted?

That's what is so ridiculous about the whole freaking charade.
You really think that even if she DID hand over her 'personal server' she would not have deleted anything really damaging from it?

She allready did that.
12) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658512)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James Sotherden
And there goes her big shot at being The PREZ. She will be destroyed if she runs.

Shit...
She shot herself in the freaking foot long ago already.

I agree. But this is the nail in her coffin. Id likie to know how many Benghazi e-mails were deleted?
13) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658508)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James Sotherden
And there goes her big shot at being The PREZ. She will be destroyed if she runs.
14) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658498)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James Sotherden
I will vote a solid No to closing the polotics forum.
This place is needed. It was formed to to keep the nasty stuff out of the Cafe. And thats why a bit more leeway is giving to vent your spleen in here.
Close it? WHY? Just so you dont get challenged on an opinion? My eyes have been opened by reading this forum. My preconceived notions on many things have me questioning what the hell was I thinking. And it because of this forum!.
Its been asked what the moderators think about this place. As a former Mod myself, No one mod had to walk this beat alone. We had the help of the others and Fred.
And for Milkyway and Einstien those forums are ghost towns.
Ive made many friends on here just beacuse of the forums. Why kill a good thing?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658388)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James Sotherden
I wish I could go have a look see. Now that computer is back at the log in screen. The mouse is frozen and the keyboard wont do a thing.

Try the following (which may work but not always)

Boot normally but press and hold Shift key until Windows is fully loaded.
This will inhibit loading of some auto-starting programs but not all.

Just tried that and it didnt work.

So I went and rebooted hit the F8 key a screen poped up thith 3 choices, The one I scrolled down two entries. The 3rd says, P0: ST10000DM003-9yn162 (953869mm)
That takes me to windows with no sign in screen. Everything works ok. I ran in this mode all night with no reboot.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658176)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Deleted post.

Difficult to keep track of things when things get added to a post after you've posted a reply.


And just so I wasnt dreaming I rebooted and when windows came up the right way( by just letting it reboot normaly) My mouse was still frozen.

Now is the time to go into Device Manager & see what is there in regards to USB ports & the mouse.


I wish I could go have a look see. Now that computer is back at the log in screen. The mouse is frozen and the keyboard wont do a thing.
I will try once more to see if I can get into safe mode and reapeat what happend again
Edit- I hit F8 went into the DOS screen where it gave a me a choice. I picked start normal windows and it booted up. I dont know how long this will last. As I seem to allway get booted back to the log on page. Im thinking its a software problem from the new monitor. I think Saturday I will reinstall the old half working montitor and see what happens.
I give up for tonight. Thanks for the help. I have no clue whats going on.
17) Message boards : Politics : Animal hunt for entertainment (Message 1658127)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I havnent hunted in close to 25 years. But when I did I ate what I shot. And It aint easy to kill a deer. They have been hunted for 15,000 plus years here in the US at least. Tell you the truth, Ive allmost hit way many more deer with my car than I ever saw in the woods.
As for the caged or fenced hunts. I dont like them.They should be banned. Thats not hunting at all.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658106)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Yes they do. 1234 ABCD. Im typing this from said computer.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658102)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Once I reboot and go into windows, The log on screen pops up And I cant move the mouse or the key board.

Using the Tab key doesn't move the cursor? When in the logon field you can't enter anything there (numbers of letters)?

No nothing moves. mouse is stuck in one posistion and keyboard dsoent do a thing no matter what Key i hit. And I hit all the F1 -12 keys and a lot of reguor qwerty keys

The following below should have been posted by itself. Im getting frustrated. Sorry.

Edit- Well this is wierd. I enterd safe mode my using F8. The last few tiomes I did that a DOS type screen did it thing and then I went into windows. This time It went right to the windows sign in screen I logged in. I was able to acess the internet Seti@Home where i set NNT and other things I should not be able to do in safe mode. I know I tryed the first few times I was in there mucking about. I had a screen say internet or that operation not allowed. SO why now?
And just so I wasnt dreaming I rebooted and when windows came up the right way( by just letting it reboot normaly) My mouse was still frozen. I dont have any clue whats going on

My fisrt instinct is to just reformat the damn hard drive. Start out fresh. But I will hold off on that to crunch what work I have left. wWich is a lot of AP.
My second instcint is to go out to the shed and get my 20 pound sledge hammer and cure the problem. To bad I still have about a foot and a half of snow in my yard. I dont feel like trekking to get the BFH :)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658100)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Looks like CMOS reset is next.

Not necessary.
If the mouse was OK in the BIOS, and it works in Safe mode then it's not a hardware issue.


An update. I entered safe mode. The mouse worked. I went into deviceManager and clicked on the USB controllers. There wefre no yellow or red icons. I clicked on each one and all read working properly. I went up to the Mouse icon in device managerand it said that it was working properly also. And the keyboard said the same thing.

If the mouse worked in safe mode, then there's not much use in checking in Device Manager- it will only confirm what you already know- the USB ports are OK.
You need to check Device Manager on a normal boot when it's not working to see what the status for the USB hubs & devices are.

Edit- Well this is wierd. I enterd safe mode my using F8. The last few tiomes I did that a DOS type screen did it thing and then I went into windows. This time It went right to the windows sign in screen I logged in. I was able to acess the internet Seti@Home where i set NNT and other things I should be able to do in safe mode. I know I tryed the first few times I was in there mucking about. I had a screen say internet or that operation not allowed. SO why now?
And just so I wasnt dreaming I rebooted and when windows came up the right way( by just letting it reboot normaly) My mouse was still frozen. I dont have any clue whats going on.


The fact it works in Safe Mode indicates the hardware is OK, and the basic Windows driver is OK. Not working in normal mode indicates a software issue- some other programme/driver is being loaded that is causing problems.
Is it a gaming mouse? They come with drivers to support extra buttons & functions. Likewise Microsoft mice have their own drivers to add to the functionality of the mouse.

Boot Windows normally & check Device manager for any yellow !
If there are any, click on the properties for that device & see what the issue is.
If not, boot back in to safe mode, then go to Programs and Features & check for any software that relates to your mouse & uninstall it. Reboot normally & see how things go.


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