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41) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1580423)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Geez, it's space year 2014, the USA is one of the richest countries in the world, and they're still having trouble with a water supply?!

I can understand Saharan Africa having problems, but America?
42) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1579129)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile The Simonator
In the area where i currently live it means 15 year old with less than three kids.

Evidently i was looking for too deep a layer of meaning.
Alaska is cold, so a freezer franchise has limited viability, but the Virgin islands aren't full of virgins.
I was expecting more than just a pun.
43) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1578825)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I was wandering around London Docklands this week and came across this

IMAGE

It is at the bottom of Cubitt Steps, Middle Dock.

Called "Two men on a bench" by Glies Penny

Here is a closer view from the other side.

IMAGE

The question, is it art?

Yes, it is art.

Reason: with one look you can clearly see what it represents.
It doesn't make you think "what the heck is that supposed to be?"
Instead one can appreciate the skills of the artist in portraying the scene.
In other words, as i said in an earlier post, it needs no explanation.
44) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1578768)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Regardless of that agreement...

What a society!

"The reality is that ten thousand gun deaths a year is simply “normal” for American society."

And it also seems to be ingrained into the american psyche that they can't understand why much of the rest of the world thinks having so many guns around is a bad idea.

Being able to just walk into a shop and buy a lethal weapon designed (specifically designed mind you) to kill, without having to prove that you should be allowed to own such a weapon is mad. Yet, because many americans are so attached to their guns, any attempt to correct this state of affairs results in much shouting, anger and threats of violence.

This is what's wrong with America, and the solution is simple, but they can't see it.
45) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1578764)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Simonator wrote: I am not sure that I understand the part about KY Jelly.


KY jelly is a personal lubricant for sexual and other types of insertions. KY is also the postal abbreviation for one of our States. Kentucky< which is just North of Tennessee where I now live.

I know what KY jelly is, i just didn't understand how it linked to the Virgin islands.

I assumed the freezer franchise in Alaska was a reference to a useless business venture, like my mother's favourite of "selling sand to the arabs".
46) Message boards : Politics : A basic income for all? (Message 1578211)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Everything costs someone, something.

Yes. No free lunches.



The one who sells most Comfort Services here gets one!

Comfort Services?

I have many different interpretations. Some more interesting than others.

& one of them being "red lights" by chance?

That's a more honest way to earn a living than being a politician!
47) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1578210)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
You still haven't explained the link between the title of this thread and the content. Robert Kennedy has been dead since 1968.


The word missing from the title is "since", and I think I explained the link between the two in my previous post.

If you hit the edit button on one of your posts you'll be able to change it.
48) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1578208)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I agree with all that.

But i also have to ask the question, would it be so bad if the UK were sidelined in future international affairs?
If we just stayed out of other countries affairs for once and looked after our own country better...

We'd save a tonne of cash, enough to build several hospitals, HS2, fix all the road network properly and have enough left over to buy everyone a pint.
We would also be less of a target for international terrorism.

Seems to work well for Switzerland...

Just a thought.
49) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1578182)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Macs look nice, and the UI is more intuitive than Windows, but by jingo they're expensive!
If they weren't so pricey i'd have one.
50) Message boards : Politics : A basic income for all? (Message 1578181)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Everything costs someone, something.

Yes. No free lunches.



The one who sells most Comfort Services here gets one!

Comfort Services?

I have many different interpretations. Some more interesting than others.

Ditto.

Julie, do explain i'm curious.
51) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1578159)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I am looking for green and socially conscious investors. Also looking for investors to fund a KY jelly distributorship in the Virgin Islands and the Amana Freezer franchise in the Eskimo community in Alaska.

Not sure i understand that part.
52) Message boards : Politics : A basic income for all? (Message 1578155)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
The government cannot give to anyone what it hasn't first taken from someone else.
53) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1578153)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
...& he more you continue with your "fanfare for Linux" the more dumb users will continue to use Apple/Microsoft.

That sounds fine to me. The thing i like best about Linux is its small user base.

The minute the 'dumb users' come over to Linux is when it'll be spoiled.

Similar story with healthcare (this might be a bit UK-centric, sorry), i have private medical cover so if i get ill, i can go into a nice, clean, private hospital, be seen by the best doctors and receive the best treatment. (This represents Linux)
The ones without that cover end up in the NHS, which provides most of the same services, garnished with a dollop of MRSA and/or C. diff. (This represents Windows)
One has to leave money aside for this analogy to work

If the NHS didn't exist, the plague-ridden commoners would end up in the private hospitals and they'd be ruined. Long live the NHS/Windows.
54) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1578139)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Simon you naughty boy . I have to put a space or this silly spell checker says its wrong if i put CO2 so i've been putting CO 2

Actually, it's really Co2 (Carbon and Oxygen). But have seen it spelled, in Science Journals, many ways.

Doesn't matter. We know what it is.

Co2 would be dicobalt. CO2 is the most correct option, ideally the 2 should be subscript but this forum code won't allow that.
CO2 kinda works.
55) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1578072)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Amid the gibberish, you may be correct.
56) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1578061)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Also Gary the short term effect of high CO 2 humans can handle

2 humans aren't very good at handling CO, tends to make you feel very sleepy.

CO2 however, we can cope with up to about 1%, as anyone who's ever been into an industrial greenhouse will testify.
57) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1577656)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Then we have a case of shopping while black, in which no charges will be brought against the cop. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/john-crawford-iii_n_5876574.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

If he was waving a gun around in a shopping centre, i'm not surprised he was shot.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 We have a winner! (Message 1577612)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile The Simonator
In some Asian countries Bamboo was supposedly used as torture. The victim was tied down over a shoot and left for a few days while the shoot grew through their body and emerged the other side.

That's a nasty way to go!
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1577607)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Here's an interesting website. Tell it what you're listening to and it recommends a drink.

Drinkify
60) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1577606)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Which came first:
The chicken or the egg!

Easy, the egg. Chickens were first domesticated from other jungle fowl ~6000 BC.
Eggs have been laid for hundreds of millions of years.

Or for this thread: -

Which came first?
Good or Evil?

Evil, starts with an E. Good doesn't arrive for another two letters.


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