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1) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694852)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The comments were along the lines that women are nuisance in labs because they keep falling in love and cry when they are criticised (which does make me wonder how he talks to people if it makes them cry). I'd say that was pretty undermining and offensive to female scientists.
Doesn't take much, there are a few in my lab who burst into tears at the slightest provocation.
That's not sexist, it's a fact. They're the exception rather than the majority, but as it happens, we're exactly gender balanced at the moment (19 of each), and i've yet to see any of the men crying.
People need to be more thick-skinned.

..and the GollyWog was always considered offensive by those it was mocking.
The original golliwog character (from 1895, The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg) was a friendly and kind character, it wasn't until 1983 that the Greater London Council decided it was offensive.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Father's Day!! (Message 1694661)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
plus a new Fanny Pack

Oh dear USA speak can be so um, well, ambiguous at times :-)))

I believe they find our nomenclature, bum-bag, similarly amusing.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1694659)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
There of course is an HGV sat nav

Halfords HGV Sat Nav

Of course it also is about 3 times the price I just paid for my new Tom Tom.

Unless the company supplies it I suspect most HGV driver will use a standard one

Also if you are in an HGV and find you are travelling up a narrow country lane, then how do you turn around. You just have to keep going and hope it gets wider.

The driver in most cases has decided to ignore road signs saying things like narrow road, narrow bridges, some with weight limits, double bends, etc. etc.

Ah, the wonders of the modern age, what bliss

From many of these incidents on this thread all show one thing in common...

...failure to use an old technological standard...

...the Mk 1 Eyeball.

On a few of the country lanes round here where they meet the main road there are fitted some concrete barriers which are about seven feet apart, they don't inhibit cars and pickups but lorries are physically unable to get onto the lane, seems to work quite well.
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694645)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Would you take the same stance if these scientists were making racist jokes or wearing shirts with racist caricatures such as a GollyWog while making an important global announcement?

Depends on what exactly they said.
Obviously i can't respond to such generalised questions in any meaningful way.
If it was something like; "my lab has quite a few Arabic students, it can get hard to concentrate with them all shouting at each other", than that's low level and doesn't really merit a response.
Were it more like; "there's too many black people in here they make me sick to look at them", then that's more serious and warrants some action.
The difference is clear, the second statement is actively offensive, the first is merely one that someone might take offence to, which is not the same thing.
If a statement is not intended in a malicious way, then one should consider one's position carefully before kicking up too big a fuss about it.

As for the GollyWog issue, considering them offensive is a recent phenomenon. Should i have the right to clamour for a ban on leprechauns because they have red hair?
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694619)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
...

Oh well, that's this thread shot down then...
"I believe in the right not to be killed for something I say, but I don't believe that I have the right to insult whomever I please."

The "intolerance of intolerance" brigade chalks up another win

So you really think this guy should be in a position of authority over women with this attitude?

I think everyone concerned needs to damn well calm down and look at this with a cool head.
1. It was intended as a joke.
2. Some didn't take it that way.
3. He apologised.
That should be the end of it. Those who shout for his resignation and public lynching are just doing it out of misguided self-righteousness because it makes them feel important.
They belong in the same camp as Mary Whitehouse, "i don't like this, it must be banned!".
If they want to be taken seriously then this isn't the way to go about it.
For reference, see also shirtgate.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1693511)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Those were the good ol' days, dg. There's still a drive-in on my way to work, called, Dizzy Whiz.

There is still drive-thrus here in Sweden:)

Named after the effect it has on you?
7) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1693018)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Now this is abhorrent:

Man charged over Peckham baby death attack

A man has been charged with child destruction and causing grievous bodily harm with intent following an attack on a heavily-pregnant woman.

The 21-year-old, who was 32 weeks pregnant, lost her baby after being attacked by two men in Peckham, south London, on Monday evening.

...

Police said the woman was pushed to the ground by two men in motorcycle helmets who allegedly kicked and stamped on her stomach.


Source: BBC
8) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1692699)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Very 'Intelligent' reply.

Didn't expect any different from a person, whose Glyph, is a Psychotic, Murdering, Thug.

Yes, I was in Havana, at the time.

Did/Do you, or your type, excuse Stalin, Beria, Mao, Fidel, Ortega, and other Crazy's?

Merely pointing out that the phrase 'you have to understand' does not mark someone out as a racist.

A point you missed or ignored and responded with an ad hominem attack on myself.

If we were in the Oxford Union you would have just lost the debate.

Therefore i will count myself the winner, thank you.

P.S., a glyph is a language character, closest i have in my name is the dot over the i.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1692679)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Any London Pride on offer?


I'm not sure, we do get Nigella though. And Gordon Ramsey............":|

Given the choice, i'd go for Nigella.

Even though she's twice my age...
10) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1692676)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Since I have shown the Racism of both sides:

OK I'll play.

If you hear a White Person person say "you have to understand": That is an Anti-Black Racist, and add that persons name to your 'Racist List'.

If you hear a White Person say "Blacks cannot 'Do It', unless they have the approval, liking and assistance, from their former/present oppressors: That is an Anti-Black Racist, and add that persons name to your Racist List.

The only difference between the Racist Right, and The Racist Left: Is the Left's unwillingness (inability?) to acknowledge their Disgusting Racism.

Interestingly: The Marxist, and Anti-White Racist, W.E.B. DuBoise solutions: Were probably closer to solving the foundations of Black Success, than Dr. George Washington Carver.

The N.A.A.C.P. chose Carver's 'solutions'.


You have to understand the Krebs cycle, it oxidises fat and carbohydrate into energy.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1692614)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Oh, and rather than here, you can stick your opinion where the sun doesn't shine Uli.

Now now! No need to be too rude, there's a good chap!
12) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1692553)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
And final post i take it the NRA will be against changing the censorship rules right as that will infringe on the constitution .

Nope there not part of the problem are there . They just oppose every measure to try a bring a stop to the deaths or sabbotage it .

well agree to police checks so long as it's only in the state your applying in .

Of course they know that won't work . Live in another state get arrested for domestic voilence and then go across the border where you don't have a record get your licence and buy your weapons then take them back to your home state .

Then they can say LOOK GUN CONTROL DOESN"T WORK WE ALREADY HAVE POLICE CHECKS AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED

Like i said come on suckers buy them guns make me some money .


Doesn't sound like a very United States of America. Surely it's not beyond the wit of government to establish a national register for that purpose.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1692171)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
But they know how long the route is and how fast the train moves. If it's always late then they should adjust the schedule so that it becomes on time, or at least less late.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1692159)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I wonder what they had to say about that.

Do any trains in the USA run on time? what if you had a flight to catch?

I guess if they're consistently late one would plan one's journey to suit.
15) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1692097)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The problem with guns is that you don't have to be a particularly good shot to hurt someone at close range. A child can kill someone using a gun.

I would never have one in my home. Never.

Very true. Especially since so much 'instruction' about how to use one is plastered across the television and places like film posters.

I do have one in the house, a .22LR rifle (for which i have a license of course) and it's kept in a locked strongbox in the back of a cupboard with the ammunition in a separate safe in a different room, as per the regs.

The idea of leaving such a thing just lying about in a drawer horrifies me.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1691654)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
A true Briton, when standing alone at a bus stop, will form a queue of one.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1691600)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Oh I can just see it it now ...

"Would you let your daughter marry an Ebayer?"

When not if :-)

Parents, talk to your children about eBay, before someone else does!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1691573)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Perish the thought of Ebay delivery drones like Amazon want to introduce .....


If that happened Chris would be fun for me and my air rifle take em out as they fly about :-)

I'm sure there would be no consequences for that!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1690946)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Here, you can also print out your postage at home, stick it on, and put the package out by your mailbox and it will be picked up. If you have large or multiple packages, you can even call them or go online and arrange for them to come and pick them up.

That sounds a reasonable idea, sadly if we tried that one's post would be nicked by local chavs within seconds.
20) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1690938)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
So what actually does make someone black?

According to my grandparents, being from outside the town of Colne.

Seriously though, i have no idea. Perhaps we should dispense with the concept of black and white and instead use the Dulux paint chart.

My normal skin colour is A51 Fairy Wings, but since i caught the sun on Thursday my arms and neck are currently A62 Bombay Pink


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