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21) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1690922)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Racist? Or very creative job applicant?

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/naacp-leader-posing-black-woman-outed-parents-white-video

I can't get my head around this story. I am very interested to know what was going through her head. From the looks of it, it had nothing to do with a job application, but started when she was at college.

What happened to imitation being the sincerest form of flattery?

This picture of her father has been circulating on the internet:
22) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1690846)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Update! Suspect was shot by PD sniper - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/13/james-boulware-dallas-shooting-suspect_n_7575796.html


Police are checking to see if the suspect was killed, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told the AP.
Surely that only takes three seconds.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1690429)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
A very disconcerting article I found.. :(

http://mashable.com/2015/06/03/stephen-hawking-assisted-suicide/

I need that beer.. 13 minutes encounting..


Hawking said that to keep someone alive against their wishes is the ultimate indignity.
Hard to disagree with him there.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1690120)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
But as she likely lives on her own, that visit was probably the highlight of her day. It's all swings and roundabouts. But I still say Damn Ebayers! Tax 'em and sod 'em!!

There's tax included in the sales fee as a seller.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1689473)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
That way i don't get stuck behind a ninety year old pensioner hunting through her hand bag, to find her glasses, to find her purse, to find her other pair of glasses, to find the bit of paper where she's written down what she came in for in the first place.

...and then realizes she's been in the wrong store in the wrong line and meant to go to the hairdresser.

I you ask me it's more young people, not old pensioners, who HAVE to talk in the phone when served.
Grrr...

That's just rude, and i can't remember seeing it.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1689460)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Yes of course I have bought some bargains on Ebay, I can't deny it, but my original beef was the time that they take up in queues at post offices. Yes you can weigh your own parcels and print out your own postage at home, but a lot of Ebay sales go recorded delivery or signed for, and that has to be an over the counter transaction.

I refer you to my earlier post, what do you do afterward?

I would be in favour, at post offices with multiple windows, of having one 'express' counter; for people who need one thing, know what that one thing is, and have correct change in hand.
That way i don't get stuck behind a ninety year old pensioner hunting through her hand bag, to find her glasses, to find her purse, to find her other pair of glasses, to find the bit of paper where she's written down what she came in for in the first place.
27) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1689451)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
That's not what i got:

28) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1689446)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
My, my my. For someone who claims to be center, you seem to be channeling Rusty Lintball here.

Care to explain what that means? Google was no help.
29) Message boards : Politics : Wringing out the Illogic (Message 1689168)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Nurse!

He's out of bed again!
30) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1689166)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
And that all contrasts starkly with the near rekindling of the American civil war by USA southern states when an interracial kiss was to be broadcast on the old Star Trek series...

I heard a great story about that. A couple of tv executives were present when that scene was being filmed. There had been a few takes of Jim kissing Uhura, and they insisted on one take where he merely hugs her. (Guess which was likely to end up in the final cut.)
Shatner, who as it happens was facing away from where the executives were stood, looked straight at the camera during the hug and crossed his eyes, thus rendering the shot unusable and forcing them to include the kiss.
Crafty devil!
31) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1689141)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Could this be the reason why Labour got stomped on?

No wonder Labour lost

1.Comic claims sweatshirts are 'screen printed and produced in the UK'
2.In fact label stitched into lining reveals they are made in Bangladesh


Those two statements are not mutually exclusive.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1689138)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
So like in China the average IQ is only 105?
Wow, no wonder I did ok in life, and I thought
I was just lucky!




Well given that IQ scores are adjusted to make 100 the average, there's nothing 'only' about 105.
33) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1689135)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The slight problem I have with these forums is when someone "quotes" another poster, the original posters ID is lost, not a problem when it is only a couple of posts apart.

However when a post is re-quoted multiple times with additions and commissions each time the original posters' ID can be harder to see, and sometimes the original meaning gets totally lost.

Especially when as in this case the first quote misunderstood the original post.

You could try clicking the "in response to Message 1706487" link
34) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1689131)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Why do people think 'gay' is often such an effective swear word? Because its linked with feminine behavior in the minds of most people, and it has essentially a way to say that someone isn't a 'real man'.

It isn't particularly effective any more, at least not round here, just comes across as childish.
35) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1689128)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I'm pleasantly surprised no one got killed.

Which really is kinda sad, when the expectations are set so low that 'not killing people' means they are getting surpassed. Either way, this is still a terrible incident. Barging into a pool party and starting to go after a bunch of teens (of course only the non white ones) with overwhelming force.

'Murica!
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Royal Baby is a girl! (Message 1688152)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Looks like every other white baby i've seen.
37) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1688148)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Simon, you have to understand Martin is a FUD spreader. He didn't say toxic to humans. He just said toxic, and it is to bugs.

Well, yeah, it would be!
He probably uses non-lethal mouse traps too.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1688133)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Then there is this that had to be pushed, no gasoline in the 1880's..

(Off topic)
One thing about that scene nagged me. The San Andreas fault moves about 35 mm per year, so in one century the bridge would have moved 3.5 meters and Marty would have materialised in thin air next to it.

Who says this was supposed to be in California?

Because it's set in California...
39) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1688113)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Very good idea:)
We white people like warmer climate...

Not me, it's 23 Celsius here at the moment, that's too warm, i'd be happier in your country.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1688111)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Then there is this that had to be pushed, no gasoline in the 1880's..

(Off topic)
One thing about that scene nagged me. The San Andreas fault moves about 35 mm per year, so in one century the bridge would have moved 3.5 metres and Marty would have materialised in thin air next to it.


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