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21) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1612657)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Clyde you are being silly, if they were efficent armys and the police would use them.

They do use them. When your out of ammo in close quarters combat. You use what you have. A knife, Machette, Axe, And probaly the best an entrenching tool.
And if we are being honest here. id rather take a bullet to the heart or brain than have an arm hacked off and bleed out.
22) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1612640)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Would you mind posting the said private messages? If such messages are indeed being passed around they are part of the discussion and it might be useful to see what is being said outside of this thread.

As a reminder, I've been told by a little birdie that posting PM's without permission of the sender is not looked upon favorably. Most any who send PM's know how to send posts, so if they intended their words to be public, they already would be public. Also that birdie said that you can't post anything from someone who is on vacation as that would subvert the vacation. Of course the birdie could be out of date, so check with the powers that be before you do something rash. In this case I suspect "Mother may I" is better than begging forgiveness.

Oh, Hev, I might have recently received PM(s), from someone(s) about something(s).

Unless the rules have changed. PM's were outside of any moderation. It was called private message for a reason.
If someone sent you a PM lambastting you, No matter WHO they were you had every right to read them the riot act.
But that was then. I dont have a clue as to whats going on for moderation now.
But posting PM's serves who?
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1612153)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Ok here is a new one. Ever wonder why when you are late for work, Every traffic light you come to is red? But when going to the dentist to have a root canal Its green all the way:)
24) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1612149)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Ah, choke hold case.
https://books.google.com/books?id=zz1rfrVz_OoC&lpg=PA30&ots=mPKrmQF8-d&dq=carotid%20compression%20hold&pg=PA30#v=onepage&q=carotid%20compression%20hold&f=false
Now you have read up on it.
and http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76211&postid=1609513
LAPD Chief Daryl Gates also announced that his department was investigating whether carotid chokeholds were more likely to kill African-Americans for physiological reasons. As the chief explained in November 1982, "We may be finding that in some blacks when it [the hold] is applied, the veins and arteries do not open as fast as they do in normal people."


I was trying to find if anyone had done a race based study on that point, but my search skills didn't find one. Because of sickle cell, I can't flat rule it out, but I doubt it until I see numbers.

Now as to that cop, if department policy is do not use, it was used, internal discipline or fire. Second question is after the application, was policy followed in medical care of the person. Unless you can show "depraved indifference" there isn't a legal case, but there may be case for a internal discipline or fire. Just because the paramedics were across town shouldn't be a reason to convict the cop!

Finally remember SCOTUS refused to rule the choke hold illegal. Like a Taser(r) any time you lay hands on another there is risk. Deaths happen in the boxing ring.

This does bring up questions. Should choke holds be a police tool? Should police officers get EMT training to deal with the aftermath of the hold?

Gary you bring up a point about sickle cell. My grandson has it. Now this is only from what Ive seen happen to him. But when he his cold from being outside in winter. He goes into what the Dr's. Call a crisis. To stay warm the body starts shutting down the extremities to keep the heat in the core. But for those with sickle cell. The blood cells start clumping up at the resrtiction points. Ankels, Knees, Elbows and wrists. And it is very painfull. My Grandson ends up in the hosiptol on a morphene drip for 3 day to a week.
Needlees to say he hates winter.
But Im wondering if using a choke hold could precipatate an autoresponse in a sickle cell person?
25) Message boards : Politics : Make justice happen (Message 1612135)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
This goes beyond Bush and Cheney. Obama has his hand in it aslo. last night I read on an AOL news feed. That might be how they found where Osama Bin Laden was hiding out. True or not I dont know. But the whistle blower who reported about water boarding is in prison. There is justice for you.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1611227)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I have a radio controlled clock in the house that we use as the most accurate one, and we adjust the others to that ones time. The signal used to come from the Post Office Radio station at Rugby, these days the MSF signal is transmitted from Anthorn Radio Station in Cumbria by Babcock (formerly VT Communications), under contract to the National Physical Laboratory.

The signal is at 60khz which is where I think that Gordon got confused, as that frequency only applies to radio controlled clocks. The signal can be received throughout much of northern and western Europe.


I actually kind of thought a minute was based on the rhythm of an atom.

Well Gordon, That just shows how young you are. Before that it was a balance wheel in a time piece:) Backed up by daily observitory time.


lol, I guess I am an "atomic age" baby. :~)

Well Im am also, I was born in 52. The atomic age,. But life was still simple. My firts calculator was in 75. A Texas Instrument Was 4 functions. Cost me $40.00 Dollars in 75 dollars.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1611220)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I have a radio controlled clock in the house that we use as the most accurate one, and we adjust the others to that ones time. The signal used to come from the Post Office Radio station at Rugby, these days the MSF signal is transmitted from Anthorn Radio Station in Cumbria by Babcock (formerly VT Communications), under contract to the National Physical Laboratory.

The signal is at 60khz which is where I think that Gordon got confused, as that frequency only applies to radio controlled clocks. The signal can be received throughout much of northern and western Europe.


I actually kind of thought a minute was based on the rhythm of an atom.

Well Gordon, That just shows how young you are. Before that it was a balance wheel in a time piece:) Backed up by daily observitory time.
28) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1611210)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
According to the rules Fred set up back when I was a mod. You can talk about moderation. Just not specific moderator actions. Yes it it is fine line.
So Clyde I would just PM the mod list and ask why?
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Still Pearl Harbor Day (Message 1610666)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Of those 8 battleships. Four were sunk. The Arizona was left in place as irreparable. The Oklahoma was raised and towed to the US but broke apart at sea.
The other six were repared and went on to fight.
At the battle os Suriago straight. The West Virginia. Tennesee, California,Pennsylvania, and Maryland were there for the last battleship vs battleship action of the war.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1610643)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
This happend many years ago. My wife had asked me to make a bottle of itailian dressing. I added the oil,vinegar, water and the seasoning to the bottle. I picked it up to put the top on when it slid from my hand. I watched it fall about four feet straight down from my line of sight. It landed perfectly up right. Good I thought for that breif milisecond. It didnt break. But the next millisecond I watched a volcano type eruption explode out of said unbroken bottle. Its quite amazing how much time slows down when you know your going to get a face full of Itailian dressing. I think I just managed to close my eyes when I was hit full face.
My wife was silent. She thought Id be mad as hell. Untill I said ,Did you see that? Then we both busted out laughing. We still bust out laughing when its brought up.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1610627)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I still ponder why a week has seven days. And yes I have read the most plausible explanations. Remember the 7 day week precedes the Jewish explanation.

The best reason I can think of is the moon's orbit is 27.3 days. A 14 day week would be far to long. You could go with 3 weeks 9 days long. For a 6 or 5 day week the math isn't very close and you couldn't get any work done with a week any shorter, Originally people used the moon to tell time as it's phase change reduced the amount of math you needed but as math improved, they found the sun a better measure of time being of only about 1/4 day a year.

I can buy some of that. But didnt most folks have to work everyday of a week? Untill religion came along and established one day of rest and worship.
It seems the sun with a 24 hour cycle and using the moon would be the better time keeper for folks who didnt know higher math.
IE How far away is the next village. It is 2 sun rises in that direction. Or how far away is the ocean. It is two full moons in that direction.
Its actually quite interesting on how we did come up with solving these questions back in antiquity. We seem not to even think about how they came about now.
Nice thread Chris. Its a thought provoker.
32) Message boards : Politics : Gods joke on Hitler (Message 1610622)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
He did have a 'strange' relationship with her.

He needed somebody, and she accepted.

Having read many books about Hitler, including Mein Kampf. He did cover-up much of his Family History.

People are complicated. Don't be too sure he didn't know about her Jewishness.

In one of my books on the SS ( dont know which one sorry) It was stated that to join the SS in the early years you had to prove non Jewish lineage back to the early 1800's or further.
But Hilter did make exceptions. On the TV series, Hilters Bodyguards. One of his personnel bodygaurds was Jewish.
Im sure he knew.
33) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1610620)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I hope people realise that the threat is not over until the outbreak ends in west Africa. But Obama sure did shut down 99% of the reporting on ebola here in the USA. I think the media was getting hysterical over the situation.

Id like to add though, That no news dosent mean there is no bad news about Ebola. I see the BBC app on my smart phone is still repoting about Ebola.

If the President can squash coverage on Ebola. What else can he squash?
34) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1610300)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
How about you lock the damn thread? Which should have been done awhile ago.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1610254)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
All three of my rigs have 200 work units each. No problems here.
36) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1610079)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
... Witness the innocents who get sent to prison for a crime they didnt commit.
...

Most of them are black.

Does it matter what their color is? If We go by social media lynch mob rules they would all be strung up. And here stupid me thought we had gotten past the Salem Witch trials.
So I ask you again are you for social media mob justice? Or a legal trial?
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A Couple of Thoughts on World Events (Message 1609861)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Im 62. Id love to see a mission land on Mars. I was just a teen when we landed on the moon. I watched it live. Really want to see it live on Mars.

Id hate to see another Cold war start up. Im seeing the signs of it now.
We hate you because you are doing this so we will bolster this country you have issues with.
Another proxy war. Wasnt 50 plus years enough?
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : British vs. French system (Message 1609792)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
When I was in the trade I could turn to 1/2 a thou and cylindrically grind to a tenth. We still had plugboard capstans in those days NC and CNC came in later. +/- 2 thou is a pretty easy tolerance to match in production batches. For holes we used reamers rather than microbars. And all the old hands had prized worn reamers that were perfect for press fitting dowels! We used to make precision machinery and a lot of our threads were 40tpi. Used in conjunction with a ferrule engraved with 50 divisions gave you 1 thou ajustment.

One of my favourite all time videos is the CNC m/c producing a finished V8 engine block from a single slab of metal. That was science fiction in the 60's!

Ive seen that video. Very impressive.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1609777)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Bernie. Im guessing they stop the cleaning as to not wash away the lubrication at the points.
40) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1609776)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
...

What had Kelly’s panties in such a bunch?

A TOTALLT SEXIST referral. THEY should be ashamed. Aren't you?

..

Yes it is sexist...but intersectionality is a whole other topic I somehow doubt any of you are ready to deal with yet.

Why?

Maybe cause we are guys and cant possibly understand? That sounds sexist also.

No, because so many of you are having such trouble understanding how the shooting of Michael Brown is connected to racism. So we'll deal with that first before we work on anything more complicated.

It seems that you think a female pointing out that you might have a problem is sexist...yet I'm not the one that bought up anyone's gender here.

No this thread is about point of law in the shooting. Not about racism. You belive in socail media justice. IE if its on the internet it must be true.
I belive in due process. Is due process allways right? No it isnt. Witness the innocents who get sent to prison for a crime they didnt commit.
But Id rather be tried by 12 then just have a lynch mob hang me on the nearest tree because some liar said I did something.
So do you advocate law or mob rule?


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