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21) Message boards : Politics : DEAD. Murder? usa internet LAW REFORM REQUIRED! #2 (Message 1643981)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Only in the USA?

Using ML1 'Speak':

Only in GB can a Criminal be...

"Only in USA" is Unthinking, and Agenda Driven.

I read the entire indictment against him. I know Gary did also.
He did some very illegal things by trying to be in the shadows and trying to be unidentified.
But ML1 thinks he is a geek hero.
Thats like saying Al Capone was only guilty of tax evasion.
22) Message boards : Politics : DEAD. Murder? usa internet LAW REFORM REQUIRED! #2 (Message 1643631)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
It was his choice he chose suicide. If he had had the balls to go to trial who knows what MIGHT have happend. In my book he knew he was guilty as hell.
He had an agenda that does need to be brought out into the light. But instead of being the leader of a public crusade. He was a thief. Now matter how you think. He stole those things By hiding his identity.

A hero? I think not.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1642754)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Thx for the recipe Janne:) It'll be macaroni and cheese tonight, something simple for a day of rest.

LOL....that's what I am cooking up just now....
I make a pot of mac and cheese, and then pour some spaghetti sauce on it.
Amazingly yummy.

Meow.

Been there and done that.
Sometimes I like to toss in some extra velveta cheese in the mac & cheese.

My mom used half Velveta cheese and half sharp cheddar when she made her mac and cheese. She also added bread crumbs as a topping for the final bake.
I think the Velveta gives it the smoothness.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1642738)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hate to say this Sirius, I seen too many times on the motorway HGV's nose to tail with other. If truck in front was to brake quickly the ones behind would definitely plough into back.

Then you have the sport of Elephant Racing where one truck is overtaking another at 1mph faster.

So much fun on rolling hills, where one, then the other, will be just a bit faster because of the different grade.

I drove the big rigs for a short while. I can say that I learned not what to do When in my car when near the big boys.
Dont hug their bumper. A lot of trucks have a sticker saying that If you cant see my mirrors I cant se you, And that is so true.
I do this with my car also. I move to the center or far lane if its a two lane highway when I come to an onramp.( Lets the slowpoke idiots merge 2 miles down the highyway better.) But I alwways move back in the right lane when I can.
The thing I hated the most when I was driving a truck was people passing me on the right after I did the above action. Id see a car enter the highyway im my mirror. Then It would disapper. They would either be at my same speed or just a wee bit faster. Usally turning on a right turn signal light and they would scoot right out. But one time It ddint work. I knew he was there so I did just a little movent to seem like i was going to change lanes and He did scoot the.
To this day when I pass a truck I dont lollygag.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1642735)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Its expected to go to below -10F. tonight. And irs still windy. We had maybe a foot of snow last night but hars to say as the wind was blowing so hard. Im sick of shovelling snow. I have a good 3 feet of just standing snow in my yard. Where I have to shovel Its getting almost over my head.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1642272)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
My son in law drives the 18 wheelers. He's gone over 1 million miles accident free.
Me I drive about 12,000 miles a year. I got my licsense back in 1970 and have had 4 accidents. One was my fault. Out of those 4 accidents, 3 of the cars I drove were totaled, But no one was hurt.
The scariest thing I have seen was when a truck a few cars ahead of me lost some rubber from his tire. I saw the car ahead swerve. Then I saw this piece of rubber about 4" square flying at my windshield. It hit the post on the drivers side and left a big dent. The windshield dindt break. But if I hadnt seen it and took evasive action. It would have hit right where I sit behind the wheel.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1642217)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Last summer I did my first ever BBQ pizza. Momma Mary makes the thin crust shell and then you can add what ever sauce and topping you desire. I was rather suprised how well it turned out the first time. Doing pizza on a BBQ grill, I like it. And the bonus is you dont have to heat up your kitchen in the summer.
28) Message boards : Politics : Interesting program on the history channel. Where is all the gold going? (Message 1642215)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Gold will always be worth a lot more than any other metal if and when world governments collapse. At that point food will be the most valuable commodity.

You cant eat gold for sure. If the world collasped Id rather barter food for ammo. You can keep your gold.
And if you have enough ammo on hand and know how to use one shot to get game You can barter that excess meat you cant eat for other things. And dont forget that the bow and arrow is just as efficent at getting game as a firearm.
I might take gold in a crisis. Physical gold, Not some piece of paper saying you own it. I will say you can wipe yourself with and walk away.
29) Message boards : Politics : Apple and China (Message 1642213)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Didnt I just say that makeing Nukes is not easy? And so what that it costs money. Some countrys will spend what ever it takes to get them. Regardless of the population.

So what it costs money? If you don't have money you obviously can't spend it on building a nuke. And even if you do have the money, why would you spend it on a nuke if there is no advantage to be gained from having them?

So by your reasoning, China wont continue a nuke program? Gee they had one in the 60's With no outside greedy capitalist pigs to help finance one.

No, by my reasoning most countries will actually abide by the deal to not try to get their hands on nuclear weapons themselves.

I sure wish I lived in your world.
30) Message boards : Politics : Apple and China (Message 1641802)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Well China can also crush a revolution in a heart beat. They have the miltary to do it. And China made nuclear weapons. Even with stolen plans, It takes a very capable scientific base to produce one. China did. If its so easy why doesnt the rest of the world have them? And dont give me the crap about the treaty that says no one else can have one. Yeah Right, Everyone is honest on this rotten planet.

Protests are easy to crush, revolutions on the other hand? Not so easy.

And China couldn't have gotten nuclear weapons without the help provided by the Soviet Union. So its not that easy. Furthermore, the real problem of a nuclear bomb is not the nuclear part. The physics behind that are by now well understood. The real problem is the delivery system. Having a bomb is one thing, but how are you gonna make sure that bomb explodes where you want it to explode. So you need to build nuclear bombers, or nuclear missiles.

Also, its very expensive to maintain a nuclear program that is geared towards nuclear arms production. It costs a lot of money, and the international political and diplomatic consequences are significant. Finally, a lot of countries fall under the nuclear umbrella of one or more nuclear powers, ensuring that if they should be attacked by nukes, someone has their backs. All that combined are enough reasons for most countries to just not bother with getting nuclear weapons on their own.

Didnt I just say that makeing Nukes is not easy? And so what that it costs money. Some countrys will spend what ever it takes to get them. Regardless of the population.
So by your reasoning, China wont continue a nuke program? Gee they had one in the 60's With no outside greedy capitalist pigs to help finance one.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1641798)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
When I was I in England In 2002. I was impressed by your commuter rail service.
Its to bad the US gave up when the car was invented.
32) Message boards : Politics : Apple and China (Message 1641774)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Im not so sure about that. Japans industry was up in smoke after WW2. And as a young lad in the 50's most products that were imported into the US was considered junk. But they were great copiers of technology. They rebuilt ,Educated thir children, And now they seem to be leaders in tech and presicion machinery.
Would China be hurt if they did something stupid? Im sure they would. But they have the tech,the machinery and the know how to copy what ever they currently make.
The Chinese people have been through a lot in history.
That old saying what ever dosent kill you makes you stronger. I would bet China would come out stronger in the end.

The thing is, the Chinese system depends on good economic performance to keep people in line. The Chinese accept the current system because they see it works, its making them wealthier and gives them a strong position on this planet. If the Chinese economy collapses because they pulled off something stupid like this, and the system shows itself to be no longer capable of managing the economy, when peoples wealth takes a hit, how long would it take for the revolts to happen? For that simmering unhappiness to express itself? The Chinese government is keenly aware of this fact, so I don't think they would want to rock the boat to much. Especially if such a move has no apparent benefits.

Also, copying existing technology isn't necessarily something that would work.

Well China can also crush a revolution in a heart beat. They have the miltary to do it. And China made nuclear weapons. Even with stolen plans, It takes a very capable scientific base to produce one. China did. If its so easy why doesnt the rest of the world have them? And dont give me the crap about the treaty that says no one else can have one. Yeah Right, Everyone is honest on this rotten planet.
33) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1641766)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Well as far as the CIA goes, I dont belive a word they say or print. They have an agenda that would make honest people puke. And to think they evolved out of the O.S.S.. The O.S.S. was trained by the Brittish S.A.S. What the hell went wrong?

Ask John Kennedy - Bay of Pigs.

They also lied to him, about many things. To his credit: He took full Public responsibility (Unlike our present President), and quietly fired those responsible for the lies.

Question: How do Public Officials, Judges, et al, 'take on' Agency's, such as this. They do have all the dirt on them.

They might try being above board and honest. Not looking out for thier own interest. But that will never happen.
If you lead an honest life what dirt can they dig up? None, But I bet the CIA can make some up!
34) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1641643)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I think the point is being missed here, and that is that the 30,000 or so who support ISIS/IS are RADICAL EXTREMISTS, they are not the average Islam/Muslim person from the 1.6 Billion in the world who are peaceable.

Muslims or non-Muslims may kill each other for many reasons, it is only terrorism when it is SPECIFICALLY done in the name of ISIS/IS.

Thats very true.
But the number of how many support ISIS/IS are probably an underestimation done by CIA.
Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/war-with-isis-islamic-militants-have-army-of-200000-claims-kurdish-leader-9863418.html

Well as far as the CIA goes, I dont belive a word they say or print. They have an agenda that would make honest people puke. And to think they evolved out of the O.S.S.. The O.S.S. was trained by the Brittish S.A.S. What the hell went wrong?
35) Message boards : Politics : GOod GOodly MOogly.*** U.S. Embassy in ***Yemen ***Oh Heeba Habba GOoba Gabba (Message 1641638)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
All Doze Tens of Millions gunna beez Lookin' fO Little Ones to Latch on To, soza to Claim DaddyMommy Status and Gets Dat Free Ride. 'Course Da Pardon Trumps All, but The Tsunami Over dA Border Tonight Commences.


Mister Goba Gaba is it not fear that someone in your country that has work'd there for 10-20 yrs had a family gone to school paid there Taxes and been a good citizen not be allowed to finally become a American ?..
or at least given a green card i think it is .

Shore kick the riff raff out but not if there good people .

I totaly disagree. If they are illegal how did they get a social security Card to get work? They stole a number. That only screws up some innocent real tax payer. And waht galls me the most you have ileagals who have been here 30 years and still cant speak english. Why? If you want to fit in learn the damn local language.
Another thing, Here in NY State Our governenor wanted the tax payers to fund illegal kids to go to state college for free. WTF? Legal citezens of my state still had to pay but they want to give it free to illegals? That aint freaking right!
As far as im concerned any illegal caught should be immediatly sent back where they came from. Its an affront to all the other folks who had to come here the honest way.
I will wellcome anyone who does it legal.
36) Message boards : Politics : Apple and China (Message 1641624)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
It is also possible the China government could nationalize Apple's holdings. Before you say it's not possible, recall what happened in Cuba when Castro took over.

But unlike Cuba, China's economy is build on foreign companies operating in China and bringing all that sweet sweet investors money to China. See what happens when China nationalizes all the holdings of foreign corporations. All further investments in China will stop instantly, and their economy goes up in smoke.

Im not so sure about that. Japans industry was up in smoke after WW2. And as a young lad in the 50's most products that were imported into the US was considered junk. But they were great copiers of technology. They rebuilt ,Educated thir children, And now they seem to be leaders in tech and presicion machinery.
Would China be hurt if they did something stupid? Im sure they would. But they have the tech,the machinery and the know how to copy what ever they currently make.
The Chinese people have been through a lot in history.
That old saying what ever dosent kill you makes you stronger. I would bet China would come out stronger in the end.
37) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1641598)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
He raises a very valid point

Now that is an eye opener. We have seen that first hand over the last 30 years. And Never gave it a second thought. How many of us have a record player, VHS player, or a reel to reel tape player, How about a cassete deck at home or in the car. Or an 8 track player? I do have a VHS player as the grandkids still watch some old tapes I have left.
I had a ton of photos on floppy discs. Lucky for me I made copys to DVD as none of my computers has a floppy drive now.

But on the other hand. History is allways lost. How many books and scrolls have been destroyed by accident or on purpose, Or just rot away?
Thanks for the link. Food for thought.
38) Message boards : Politics : Apple and China (Message 1641062)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Apple is easing themselves out of China. I am not sure of the reason but I can guess it could be because of the political environment or how business operates. The proof is the new Mac Pro - their high end system is now manufactured in Texas. I suspect as they announce more systems that have major redesigns they will tool a factor in the United States instead of retooling in China.

This has been reported previously.

However...

Apple is unique, because people will pay more for their products. Therefore it is not as important to have 'Chinese Prices', as most other businesses are forced to do.

Can most other Businesses emulate Apple, and possibly stop production in China? Don't believe so.

Could also be that Apple is concernd that China is atealing some tech secrets for its own use.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Bob Simon (Message 1640592)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I used to listen to him on NPR in the morning. He had a great voice. RIP Bob.
40) Message boards : Politics : Interesting program on the history channel. Where is all the gold going? (Message 1640589)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
You want something that will be worth something when the crap hits the fan, Then buy ammo. A brick of .22 LR will barter you more than that piece of toilet paper that says you own gold in some far way bank.

You assume that at that point gold is still worth something. But why? In a time of such crisis, gold is pointless, it serves no purpose, and its value turns out to have the same source as that paper: namely our collective imagination.

You would be much better off trading actual toilet paper because at least that stuff is useful. Honestly if you are worried about such a crisis, I would suggest betting on a bartering system.

First off I agree with you that gold will be useless in a crisis. More so if you only have a piece of paper that says you own it. And barter will be how things work in such a crisis. As for toilet paper. Make me wish I had saved all those old sears catalogs.
My parents who were raised during the depression, Said that they liked the black and white edtions better than the ones in color. The black and white pages were softer after you crumpled them up. If you had a warehouse of TP in a crisis you could be king.


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