Posts by James Sotherden

21) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1809212)
Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A happy monument (Message 1808270)
Posted 10 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Star Trek Beyond (Message 1807494)
Posted 6 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A happy monument (Message 1807246)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Star Trek Beyond (Message 1807245)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806561)
Posted 2 Aug 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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And when the test was over, The dog made 20 times more money then the homeless man.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's your favorite conspiracy theory? (Message 1806011)
Posted 31 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace, my old friend, the VCR (Message 1804955)
Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
29) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804784)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace, my old friend, the VCR (Message 1804783)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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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.
31) 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
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I was ten at the time and held up a family vacation trip.

You held up the vacation trip? Do tell more Uli.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 47 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. (Message 1804106)
Posted 22 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I was 17 years old. We were camping some where in Canada. The owner of the camp grounds invited everyone to his house to watch it on his TV. The place was packed. That's a memory I wont soon forget.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Uli!!!!!!! (Message 1803433)
Posted 19 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Happy birthday Uli.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : State Fairs (Message 1803073)
Posted 17 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Our New York State fair is held in Syracuse. It's better to go during the week. On the weekends you have to be packed in with the other 90 to 100 thousand people.

We have the bakeing contests, the farm animlas and the whole shebang.
It seems like when I and the wife go, It's 95F. and full sun. We don't go much anymore.
35) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802477)
Posted 14 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Polling Station


LMAO. The new standard for placards on where to vote:)
36) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802314)
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I will most likely vomit when I cast my vote.
We really need a strong 3rd party person running.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1802313)
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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What wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting them.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Name your top 3+ music artists (Message 1801524)
Posted 8 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Pete Segar
Bob Dylan
Peter, Paul, And Mary
And the first song that got me hooked on AM radio. Was the guy who did the Monster Mash. I was a young lad when I first heard that song.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1800836)
Posted 5 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Thats duh for me. I will slap my forehead.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1800520)
Posted 4 Jul 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I have 3 waiting to validate.
On computer 700318xx


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