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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What would you do in heaven FOREVER? (Message 1659667)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I've decided that I'm already going to live for ever.

This is based on the idea that there are an infinite amount of universes created as the universe divides at each branch of a probability tree. Therefore in at least one of them I will live forever. Considering that I won't notice that I'm dead in the ones where I actually die (and I've probably died lots of times by now), then this reality is the one where I live forever.

That's my plan. I've totally got this.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1659666)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
BADGER!!!!

A word of warning.. rumors have it soft is back.

With BADGER!!!!

Welcome back!
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1659659)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Population 'stability' only occurs, when the 'Third World' population becomes as wealthy. As the 'First World' is.

Unfortunately, this will result in more CO2, and other pollutants.

No it doesn't have to be that way. You assume that the third world will increase in wealth. The other way is the first world loses its wealth.

You also assume that the third world builds it's economy on carbon based technology, which isn't actually proving to be the case. They are in an excellent position to use green technology right from the start.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Various thoughts and thingys from the kittyman....... (Message 1659590)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I am just curious....
I have been viewing clips on Ayn Rand for most of the day.
I do find her concepts a bit hard to grasp.
Has anybody here actually read 'Atlas Shrugged', and could you give me a hint about what she is really talking about?

I know it has to do with man being his own master...this should ring true with myself, but the way she frames it is puzzling to me.

It's a steaming pile of psychotic dog doo. Run away from it as fast as possible.
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1659501)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Gosh, wondered if I was reading a Tea Party manifesto ......

Scary isn't it?

Scarier when you are woman reading people claim that your job is to carry babies for men whether you want to or not.

*shudders*
6) Message boards : Politics : Forms of Government (Message 1659499)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
You don't need them, but as far as I'm aware no democracy has a rule that states that only lawyers can run for office. As for that matter, its also why you can't realistically ban lawyers from getting into the government, as that would be discrimination ;)


That ugly word that is so often misused "Discrimination" .

What about a ex con that's been released from jail for murder after 10 yrs cos he got out on a technicality and is given a pardon ...he's a free man innocent under the Law !!!

Are you comparing lawyer's to ex-con's?

I am not sure that ex-con's should be barred anyway as long as there is full disclosure at the polling booth.

The laws ex-con's broke were made by people. If you can bar a certain part of the population by creating laws that they are more likely to violate, then its a good way to disenfranchise a load of people who might actually vote against those law makers.

I think ex-cons should at the very least be able to vote, I am not sure what the various laws are about that.
7) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1659487)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor


O.o

Glenn, you are more that a little brave saying that. I question the wisdom of said statement of yours. Surely, the decision is still up to the woman, even *when* married.

Yeah..there is so much wrong with Glen's statement that I'm not sure where to start.

If baby making is so important to him, well the science is almost there to allow men to carry children. Then he can put his money where his mouth is.
8) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1659416)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans
I'd like to see more people refusing to pay these loans back. Student debt is a big problem in American and Canada, and is getting that way in the UK.

An educated populace is a foundation stone to a functioning democracy, I suspect anyone who wants to throw barriers in the way of people becoming educated. Universities should be, if not free, then at the very least affordable.

But granting the discharges could mean the loss of billions of dollars in taxpayer money and set a precedent for future requests for loan forgiveness.

Another fine mess the taxpayer will have to pay for, or the taxpayer's children and grand children.

Because the scheme was set up stupid to begin with. That is what happens when you try to apply free-market ideas to something that absolutely should be in the public sector such as education.

The idea of for-profit schools and universities is so obviously idiotic and open to abuse.
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1659399)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor

No, That little green monster called SEX.

Or to put it another way: Population [SEX] control.


Clyde why are for whant of a better word 1st world country's having a problem with a aging population ?

Where are the children to take there place ?

Even China , Japan so it's not just the western country's

Wealth and choice to do things , go places , have fun , Blah Blah

People just don't want kids , life stile choices ....greed ...

Why should people have kids if they don't want them? They are expensive and certainly constrain your life choices.

There seems to still be a myth that the global population is growing out of control. Its not, its actually stabilising and will eventually start to decrease as more women get access to contraception.

Very few women actually want to be baby making factories, believe it or not.
10) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1659393)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans
I'd like to see more people refusing to pay these loans back. Student debt is a big problem in American and Canada, and is getting that way in the UK.

An educated populace is a foundation stone to a functioning democracy, I suspect anyone who wants to throw barriers in the way of people becoming educated. Universities should be, if not free, then at the very least affordable.
11) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1659075)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This thread needs a time out because there are some people who insist on discussing specific moderator actions in it.

I would like to remind people that if they have a complaint about a post to use the Red X.

If they have a complaint about a moderator decision they can email the moderators at seti_moderators@ssl.berkeley.edu.

I would also like to take this moment to say that even the moderators have the right to post without being insulted and we are perfectly within our rights to remove posts that insult us and/or that are derailing or hijacking a thread.
12) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1659050)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
The General Public does understand erasing 18 minutes of tape, and erasing hard drives, on Equipment used for Government purposes.

The question is if the general public still really remembers by the time they have to vote for the next president. I doubt it, because before the elections are there, we first got the primaries, and unless some strong contender comes around to challenge Hilary she got the nomination in her pocket. At the same time, we'll get the Republican primaries, and the Republicans are looking like they are gonna field an entire circus of clowns who say one dumb thing after the other. By the time the elections are happening the general public will be saturated with 'scandals' from the Republicans. They will have completely forgotten about this one.

And even if someone uses it to attack her, she can probably use something some idiot Republican said in response.

Really if anything Hillary is at a bigger risk of not getting enough media attention because the Democratic primaries look like nothing, while the Republicans will have a new scandal every 2 weeks for the people to obsess over.

They have Ted Cruz. I am going to sit back and enjoy the show. He's our gift, from Canada to America, with love.
13) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1659010)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Because it is about something that happened before there were even strict rules about electronic filing and documentation.

???

I've known since her Husband was in office the importance of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_discovery

Mrs. Clinton is a lawyer and officer of the court. If she truly was unaware of the nature of using personal equipment or accounts for government business, then you are telling me she is unfit to be a lawyer as I can't believe that she has so shirked her requirement for continuing education as to be ignorant.

The general public may not understand this.

I got my information from here:
Hillary Clinton's email: Did she follow all the rules?

In Clinton’s defense, we should note that it was only after Clinton left the State Department, that the National Archives issued a recommendation that government employees should avoid conducting official business on personal emails (though they noted there might be extenuating circumstances such as an emergency that require it). Additionally, in 2014, President Barack Obama signed changes to the Federal Records Act that explicitly said federal officials can only use personal email addresses if they also copy or send the emails to their official account.

Because these rules weren’t in effect when Clinton was in office, "she was in compliance with the laws and regulations at the time," said Gary Bass, founder and former director of OMB Watch, a government accountability organization.


So I'd say that this is all a bit less cut and dried than people are claiming and that it is being over blown for political reasons.
14) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1659001)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Perhaps I am incorrect regarding the foundation of your opinion.

I have no idea because you have not made any point suggesting what your understanding of my opinion is.

OK. Why do you believe that the ONLY persons interested, would not vote for her anyway.

I wish to understand.

Because it is about something that happened before there were even strict rules about electronic filing and documentation.

Was it an oversight? Sure. Is it a huge scandal. Meh.

If that is all you can find on Hilary at this point then she must be damn squeaky clean because you know that people are all over her trying to discredit her.
15) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658999)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
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BTW: I do agree regarding the second item in your previous post. Not the first.

The problem is showing one's face while giving testimony. VERY important in determining truthfulness.

And what about Photo ID's.

A Hijab does not cover the face. Its just a headscarf. Would the judge also expect a nun to remove her headscarf?

For photo id's the women in question did remove her headscarf. However, that is not the same as being in an open court where anyone can see.
16) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658993)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Perhaps I am incorrect regarding the foundation of your opinion.

I have no idea because you have not made any point suggesting what your understanding of my opinion is.
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658991)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
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Appears I am winning the discussion.

What discussion would that be, Clyde? Because all you've done is ask questions that are also totally off the topic of the thread.

If your imagined discussion is on topic, go ahead and actually contribute to it. We would actually like to hear your opinions.
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658990)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Fairly topical subject at the moment here in Canada where a women was refused to the right to testify because she was wearing a Hijab.
Hijab-wearing woman should be allowed to testify, Harper spokesman says

All this trying to 'free' women by telling them what they can and cannot wear just seems like more of the same attempts at control. There is also an element of racism here too which is explained better in this article:

Here’s What’s Really Happening When White Saviors Try to ‘Save’ Muslim Women

This is the truth: There is no culture or nation exempt from misogyny, in forms all across the spectrum. In all the cultures I belong to – and there are a few of them – gender discrimination is a vast and deeply rooted issue.
19) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658980)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor

The only people who Don't Care, are going to vote for her anyway.

I suspect that most independent thinkers realise that the whole "scandal" is a political storm in the teacup and most likely not what it is painted out to be. Much like that Benghazi nonsense.

We disagree.

Explain.
20) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658973)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor

The only people who Don't Care, are going to vote for her anyway.

I suspect that most independent thinkers realise that the whole "scandal" is a political storm in the teacup and most likely not what it is painted out to be. Much like that Benghazi nonsense.


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