Posts by James Sotherden

1) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1830694)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
A favorite quote of mine: "Seek first to understand others, then to have them understand you." This is a continual process that requires open minded discussion.


Ya need to be telling a lot of liberals this.


If everyone always points the finger at the other side, it becomes a zero sum game.


Conservatives have been ignored and mocked for the last 8 years. Obama has ruled with the arrogance of a dictator. It's been either his way or the highway for the last 8 years. Rinos have given him almost everything he demanded for the past 8 years. He's the first president people have been afraid to disagree with for fear of being labeled a ...

And now you're saying conservatives need to first seek to understand you lib
HAHAHAHAHA! Obama's own words, "Elections have consequences!"

The U.S. is in a very precarious position right now. Both Obama and Trump realize this right now. That's why they are being so lovey-dovey right now. Obama is getting ready to run out of ink on a couple of pens in these last two months and when Trump takes the keys to the white house, I hope he doesn't make the same mistake as the previous rinos by "reaching across the isle" or "compromising" or tries to "listen and understand."

I hope Trump doesn't "grow." I hope he *does* what he *says*. This country needs some drastic and bold action right now. With out immediate broad strokes of legislation, we are doomed as a nation.

All the crying and the pleas to "let's work together" and all the temper tantrums are falling on deaf ears here! History has lessons. We need to learn from those lessons! If we don't learn from our history, we are doomed!

Decentralized power. Limited federal government. Liberty. To the states, respectively, and to the people! Equals the least misery and suffering; the most prosperity and happiness.

We need to allow California and Oregon to secede. And then in 10 years, when they've learned their lesson, the states can then set the terms of their re-admittance into the republic!

Don't let them secede. Ask Mexico if they would buy California. And Russia If they would buy Oregon?
2) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1830248)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I don't know about the majority of them didn't vote? But I did see a protester on the news who stated he didn't vote because he wasn't registered. I can only ask why is the dumb bastard protesting then?
The most important election in years. And idiots who don't vote think they have a right to protest?
Yes they have the right to protest. That's a right given them. But they are stupid asses for not voting.


Sorry to disagree with you good sir. If the election isn't decided by popular vote, then there's no reason to deride those that don't partake.

And I disagree with you on that. If you don't vote,Then don't cry about how the election turned out.
3) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1830219)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
News Flash: Trump supporters so brainwashed they think the protests are about the election process. They can't believe anyone would protest against their man.

News Flash: The real reason anti-Trump protesters are pissed off is that the majority of them didn't bother to vote because they thought Hillary had paid off enough people to have the election in the bag.

I don't know about the majority of them didn't vote? But I did see a protester on the news who stated he didn't vote because he wasn't registered. I can only ask why is the dumb bastard protesting then?
The most important election in years. And idiots who don't vote think they have a right to protest?
Yes they have the right to protest. That's a right given them. But they are stupid asses for not voting.
4) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819109)
Posted 23 Sep 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Next thing you know, you Borg will be demanding we pledge the flag and sing the anthem before a movie. Then, whenever 2 or more US citizens are gathered.

I don't know how it is now in the US Military, But when I served from 72 to 80. When at a movie on base you stood while the anthem was played.
On a personnel level, I could never disrespect fellow veterans by not standing and showing respect. But as a veteran, Its the rights that those in the past, Present and in the future, Who have, Are and Will fight for. Give you the right to protest.
5) Message boards : Politics : Through the Wormhole-Is Privacy Dead? (Message 1815520)
Posted 7 Sep 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I watched that episode tonight. Yeah sing up for twitter and face book and all that other crap. I don't need it, And don't want it.
However, This is a community board for Seti@Home.
So who knows who is spying on us?
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Da kitties be back in da Seti shack..... (Message 1815309)
Posted 6 Sep 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Mark, Ever heard the saying,( And this is a paraphrase.) Think first before posting? Or the one that says bite your tongue?
It might save you a hell of a lot of time outs.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1812932)
Posted 27 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Ok changing topic. Time for a song.


There's a girl my lord in a flat bed Ford, Slowing down to take a look at me.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1812724)
Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Carlos, That is the most beautiful sunset Picture I have ever seen. That could win contests. Thank you for posting it.
9) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1812050)
Posted 24 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
So you have the luxury to throw muslims, blacks, women, homesexuals, hispanics and so on under the bus to salve your conscience? Because in this regard there is a clear difference between the candidates that are likely to win.


This is "identity politics", is it not? I think you know me well enough, including through my recent posts, regarding what I think about discrimination.

However, a case has been made (one I believe) that if we handled the economic problems of Main Street, not Wall Street, the puppet masters would have a much smaller audience trying to play divide and conquer with the 99%.

I could try to present you links making the argument.

One was posted by a black friend of mine on social media. "Racebaiting: 101". It addressed our implicit 3 tier caste system. Another source is internet pundit Kyle Kulinski.

Trump offers so many positions and speaks so negatively, it is hard to believe he will help economically and will not discriminate.

Hillary will not be another Obama. She's even further right of the neo-liberal rightist Obama. She''ll probably make token to good faith efforts in the identity politics realm, reducing discrimination, but still 99% of us will be thinking about the economics of Main Street.

Johnson has a much smaller chance, but if he got in would probably throw us under the economic bus as well.

Stein might try to help both reduce discrimination and help economically, but she's got even less of a chance than Johnson, would have a heck of a fight with both houses of Congress if she were elected and I still wants to know where she stands on anti- or pseudo-science things.

I don't think we have ANY decent choices.

A guy down the road from me has an elect Ross Perot sign in his yard.
I don't even know if he is still alive. But If he is. If he ever said I'm running as a write in candidate, I would vote for him.
This is the crappiest election Ive ever seen so far (I'm sure it will get worse in future years.)
A far as I'm concerned we have two assclowns running for President.
10) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1809212)
Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
MK...

Understanding the best Candidate doesn't always win.

Which States, and their Total Electoral Vote, would Johnson win?

How does he realistically win a majority of Electoral votes?

I do not like Clinton or Trump. Both make me want to puke.
Id really like the lame stream media give some time to Johnson. But they will not.
They want Clinton to win to save us all.

I will more than likely vote for him ( And waste a vote ) Than the two bozo's who get the nasty trash talking points.
I will say I'm pretty damn disgusted on how both partys are running for president.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A happy monument (Message 1808270)
Posted 10 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Nicely done, Gordon.

As an officer and Committee Chair for Visalia Avenue of Flags, I've seen a few markers done and placed before the owner occupied the parcel, but none quite so whimsical.

Were my remains not already arranged to be sent to Davy Jones' Locker via submarine, I might consider something similar, perhaps a seascape with a periscope peeking up out of the surf, or perhaps a submarine just beginning to dive......



Thanks very much. My mother bought my plot(but not the monument) back when I graduated from U of L, in 1990, and I always had an idea in the back of my mind to go ahead and have the stone done prior to my death, but I didn't actually decide on a design until a few months ago. It's not unusual at all for a stone to be set when one spouse dies and the survivor leaves her own date of death open(as in my mother's case - my dad died in 1982, so she's sharing space with him on the same tombstone). When she dies, her date of death will be carved in at that time. In my case, since I have no plans to be married, I decided to make my stone singular. My mother was thinking ahead when she bought my plot, though, and there is room for a spouse for me. In the unlikely event that becomes the case, my wife can have a separate stone next to mine, or have her name and dates engraved on the back of mine.

Visiting the cemetery is not an unhappy thing for me. I've always found it interesting. Plus, now, I can visit me, too. ;~)

When my Grandfather died, My grandmother had a tombstone with his date of death and her name and birthdate on it. Being 11 at the time I didn't know what the heck that ment.I do now, Was creepy then.
I don't know what they charge for headstones now. But maybe its cheaper to get it done now than in the future. Plus you get to design it.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Star Trek Beyond (Message 1807494)
Posted 6 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
If they used none of the names or ship designs and did not call it Star Trek. how well would these movies do? And did anybody hear the sound effect that sounded like the pod racers from The Phantom Menace???

Well the last Star Trek TV show sucked big time. The one after Voyager went off the air. The First U.S.S. Enterprise. That show had promise, But they went to soap opera mode. I for one got sick of the weekly xindee or what ever the hell they were called crisis. I'm pretty sure that show killed whatever chance another show has of being syndicated.
Its to bad also. I thought Next Generation and Deep Space Nine were very well done shows. I also think Voyager was 3 years two long.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A happy monument (Message 1807246)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Very nice Gordon. I'm a land owner myself. I have two plots I bought from my parents next to my Grandmother. My dad wanted to be cremated and his ashes spread. So we did that. My mom wants her ashes spread where we did my dads. So I bought the plots they had intended to use.
I don't want to be cremated. I was a firefighter for almost 20 years. That's not how I want to go out, Even if I'm dead.
As for the obituary. My Grandmother wrote her own. I think that's how it should be.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Star Trek Beyond (Message 1807245)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
While the movies are good to watch. I never liked how they changed history of the TOS.
To me its just an alternate universe. And that was done in TOS and in Deep Space Nine.
I'm not a fan of the total makeover of the star trek universe.
Why didn't they just go a bit farther into the future?
I'm not impressed at all with the way Paramount has gone.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806561)
Posted 2 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
And when the test was over, The dog made 20 times more money then the homeless man.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's your favorite conspiracy theory? (Message 1806011)
Posted 31 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Bob. I always thought it was Castro who ordered Kennedy killed for trying to assassinate him.
But I have to say your scenario makes sense also.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace, my old friend, the VCR (Message 1804955)
Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I can't imagine giving my tapes away. Probably what I'll eventually do is dub them onto DVD, and then transfer the DVD's to a hard drive.

As for Funai, they may be just trying to scare people like me into paying top dollar for the "last" machine made.

I have replaced almost all of the VHS tapes with DVD. So I had no need to keep the VHS tapes.
18) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804784)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Seems no development in the US since 1925, the State vs. John Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee.

There was development, Until the moral minority got there hands down the pants of some of the more uptight republican Party members.
I'm sick of Red and Blue states. Show me where a neutral State is. I want to move there.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace, my old friend, the VCR (Message 1804783)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Two years ago I had a yard sale. Had over 350 VHS tapes That I only asked .50 cents a piece for. Everyone stated they didn't have a VCR anymore. I took the tapes to the local salvation army place.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 47 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. (Message 1804599)
Posted 24 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I was ten at the time and held up a family vacation trip.

You held up the vacation trip? Do tell more Uli.


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