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1) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546749)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Es99
Probably because you have forgotten that "equal" is an adjective.

It is also a noun and a verb.

Try the sentence: "Do you think all human beings are equal?"
If "equal" is an adjective, then what noun is it modifying?

Well that is the issue isn't it? All people are "equal ___" what? So Batter Up is suggesting that having a physical difference is difference enough so that you are no longer equal. So he would have to specify "equal _____". Equal shape? Equal size?

We could just try a different noun to see if it is grammatically correct: Do you think all human beings are purple?

Now lets try a verb: Do you think all human beings are read?

Now lets try an adjective: Do you think all human beings are lacy?

In any case I'll let our school teacher diagram the sentence to see if more than one interpretation is grammatically acceptable. And to see if there may be an issue between British usage and American usage.

You'll have to find an English school teacher. It is not my subject, so I cannot help you further.

equal:
adjective
1 being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value: add equal amounts of water and flour | 1 liter is roughly equal to 1 quart.
• (of people) having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
• uniform in application or effect; without discrimination on any grounds: a dedicated campaigner for equal rights.
• evenly or fairly balanced: it was hardly an equal contest.
2 [ predic. ] (equal to) having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge): the players proved equal to the task.

noun
a person or thing considered to be the same as another in status or quality: we all treat each other as equals | it was a day without equal in market history.

verb ( equals, equaling , equaled ; also chiefly Brit. equals, equalling, equalled ) [ with obj. ]
be the same as in number or amount: four plus six divided by two equals five | the total debits should equal the total credits.
• match or rival in performance or extent: he equaled the world record of 9.93 seconds.
• be equivalent to: his work is concerned with why private property equals exploitation.

Right, so if it is treated as a noun there is no confusion.."a person or thing considered to be the same as another in status or quality" which is the most obvious meaning of the statement. However, it is clearly not obvious to Batter Up who is using it as an adjective and needs to qualify it.
Personally I think there is a troll afoot.


Quite likely. I am just not sure whether it is you (as you raised a similar point in a different thread) or Batter Up.

I was thinking you were just being cantankerous.
2) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546701)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Es99
Equal, but not the same.


Equal; capable of meeting the requirements of a situation or a task, or another equal?


Same

: not different

: exactly like someone or something else
I'm so confused.

Probably because you have forgotten that "equal" is an adjective.
3) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1546692)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Es99
As we get closer to the date, I'm beginning to think it will be a close run issue & difficult to call.

Wow, the UK government must be really bad if its close run thing. I didn't think there was any chance of it happening.


So have a lot of folks here. Really does make one wonder about the muppets leading us.

I'm sorry I did not get around to applying for a postal vote. :(
4) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1546655)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Es99
You Yanks should be ashamed of yourselves!

A bullet in the back of the head would have been more humane

There you go again. It was Arizona who executed him. What does Arizona have to do with New Jersey where there is no death penalty?

This is going to cause a stink as Arizona most likely bought the drugs illegally. This is the second time this has happened. I don't know why they are so attached to lethal injection. If they want to execute someone do it with pride in the open like Saudi Arabia or Iran. Gutless hypocrites, take pride in your justice.

One must understand that most Non-Americans have NO CLUE how The US operates.

We understand someone saying "You Yanks" displays no real knowledge of The US.

We know what ONE State does, means NOTHING about all the rest.

Why this Vast Ignorance regarding this Country still exists. Has been a mystery to me.

or, more likely, he is just doing it to annoy you.
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546622)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Es99
Marissa Alexander Is Denied New Hearing; Still Faces 60 Years in Prison

She would have been better off if she'd killed him :/
6) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1546621)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Es99
As we get closer to the date, I'm beginning to think it will be a close run issue & difficult to call.

Wow, the UK government must be really bad if its close run thing. I didn't think there was any chance of it happening.
7) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1546617)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Es99
Yep, some people are worse than bible thumpers, when losing an argument bring up the Nazis...

...says a lot about their mindset.

Well without finger pointing, I am curious as to how likely anyone here thinks it is that Scotland will actually leave the UK?
8) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1546614)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Es99
Of all threads that I thought would end in Godwin's law, this was not one of them.

Impressive.
9) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546609)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Es99
I do not think you being sidelined in anyway by being asked to take your complaint about male circumcision to another thread where it can be discussed freely without taking over a discussion on women's issues.
Of course you are right. I should have said human type 1 genital mutilation.

Do you think all human beings are equal?

Equal, but not the same.

I am totally opposed to male circumcision and think it is a terrible practice that should be stopped. Again, that is a discussion for elsewhere which I would be happy to have with you in another thread. It is probably more controversial than the obvious claim that female circumcision is a vile practice that should be stopped as the consequences are far worse.

The two are not equivalent.
10) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546453)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Es99
the real reason for your...


The real reason for my...what?

you didn't believe (we know why)


Don't be so f***ing cryptical Clyde, I'm trying to have decent conversations around here and if you don't like it, just don't read my posts is my advice to you.

This is the "politics" forum. Perhaps you would be more comfortable in the chit chat forum.



I post wherever I want and whatever I want, respecting the rules of the Seti@Home forums by all means.


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11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546452)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Es99
What about MGM? Baby boys are genitally mutilated daily and not a word.

You are free to talk about that in a thread about injustices against all men. I will back you up there...as the mother of two sons I feel quite strongly about that one.

However, this thread is about injustices against women.
So you admit men and women are different. I thought you were a feminist. Take your test again.

Do you want a lesson in what feminism is? Because it looks like you really need one.

This thread is about women. It is typical that places that carved out for discussion of women's issues are often taken over or sidelined by men. However, it certainly looks like the rest of forum is dealing quite nicely with men's issues. I do not think you being sidelined in anyway by being asked to take your complaint about male circumcision to another thread where it can be discussed freely without taking over a discussion on women's issues.

I would consider starting a thread to explain feminism to you and deal with your obvious misconceptions, but I fear Lewis's law and do not think I am ready to take on a topic where I am so obviously going to be insulted and possibly threatened (yes, it has happened before)

However, right there is an example of how women's voices are silenced. How fitting.
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546240)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
What about MGM? Baby boys are genitally mutilated daily and not a word.

You are free to talk about that in a thread about injustices against all men. I will back you up there...as the mother of two sons I feel quite strongly about that one.

However, this thread is about injustices against women.
13) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1546235)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
At risk of being called a "supporter of Putin's murdering puppets" I'll post an extract from a US intelligence press release as reported in the Guardian.

"US intelligence supports theory of rebel 'mistake'

A press conference was held this afternoon by the US office of the director of national intelligence (ODNI), at which select reporters were briefed on US intelligence with regard to MH17, the SA-11 missile system suspected, and rebels’ and Russians’ alleged participation.

Details are expected soon, but a report from the AP has come out saying that “senior US intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement” in the downing of MH17.

They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and that Russia “created the conditions” for the downing by arming the separatists.

They said they didn’t know if any Russians were present at the missile launch, and they wouldn’t say that the missile crew was trained in Russia.

The briefing underlined the theory espoused by most of a senior official at the briefing, and by most analysts since plane first crashed: rebels “most likely shot down the plane by mistake”."
14) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1546228)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
Please allow me to provide another article in which experts describe the delays in dealing with the crash site and associated follow up as par for the course in a war zone where disorganisation and chaos reign supreme.

It's not as if the Donetsk People's Republic has has any formal organisation for dealing with major disasters.

This level of ineptitude says more for the delays and less for the deliberate cover up and destruction of evidence theory.

Hi Daykay. Or should I say, Putin Jr.

The 'Donetsk People's Republic' is a fabrication, of the Terrorist, and Mass Murderer, Putin.

We do love to hear your thoughts. It gives us an understanding of this Psychotics' thinking.

Keep it up!

Before you go around calling your fellow posters "psychotic" perhaps you'd provide some evidence for your assertions. John Kerry hasn't yet, but maybe you have an inside source on this that none of know about?

We are all friends here. Try to remember that.

Friends of Putin supporters? No. Friends of supporters of Putin's murdering puppets? No.

These supporters of Murderers, are friends of yours?

Please back up your allegations. Is that too much to ask?
15) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546140)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
How are the people of Gaza meant to get justice for the great wrongs being done to them? Especially when the western media reporting is so incredibly biased against them.

I wonder where you get that impression from, I seem to have spent most of my time when discussing the area around Israel, defending the Israeli position, because most people have only got their information from the UK press. People like Jeremy Bowen, who has had several complaints upheld against him for impartial support for the Arabs.

Well the US media (which we get oodles of here in Canada) is ridiculously biased.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ARGH!!! (Message 1546136)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

It happened again!



What??? Did the rich folks take over the world again??? Old news... ;)

No, rich folks with rubber checks.

That's how they stay rich ;)
17) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546132)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
They are simply told that Hamas is a terrorist organisation (despite being democratically elected by the people of Gaza) and that it wants to destroy Israel (despite exactly the same rhetoric coming out of Israel about the Palestinians.)

Being democratically elected does not precude being a terrorist organization. That statement you made does not pass the logic test.

Well there are lots of democratically elected governments that employ terrorism so it is a grey area and depends on who is pointing the finger I guess.

The point I was trying to make is that they have a lot of popular support in Gaza because they offer the people the most effective form of resistance they can hope for.
18) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1546128)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
Please allow me to provide another article in which experts describe the delays in dealing with the crash site and associated follow up as par for the course in a war zone where disorganisation and chaos reign supreme.

It's not as if the Donetsk People's Republic has has any formal organisation for dealing with major disasters.

This level of ineptitude says more for the delays and less for the deliberate cover up and destruction of evidence theory.

Hi Daykay. Or should I say, Putin Jr.

The 'Donetsk People's Republic' is a fabrication, of the Terrorist, and Mass Murderer, Putin.

We do love to hear your thoughts. It gives us an understanding of this Psychotics' thinking.

Keep it up!

Before you go around calling your fellow posters "psychotic" perhaps you'd provide some evidence for your assertions. John Kerry hasn't yet, but maybe you have an inside source on this that none of know about?

We are all friends here. Try to remember that.
19) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546127)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99



I didn't know there were so many Jewish people participating in this thread? ;) This war has been going on for so many years now, people tend to forget who's land it really was. I think the Palestinans and Israelis don't even know for sure anymore LOL but as I stated earlier, I always tend to give my support to the underdog. The Hamas, using their own people and even children as their 'shield' against the Israelis is also something I really don't support.

Well the problem is that the land was given to Israel by the British. That was the first mistake. Perhaps it would have made more sense to create a Jewish state in Germany rather than somewhere that had nothing to do with the Holocaust? Who knows..but there were people living there before the state of Israel was created and it doesn't surprise me they weren't happy about it.

I agree that using people as human shields is a bad move. However, that cry doesn't really mean much in such a densely populated place as Gaza. How are the people of Gaza meant to get justice for the great wrongs being done to them? Especially when the western media reporting is so incredibly biased against them. Most Americans do not hear the other side of the argument at all. They are simply told that Hamas is a terrorist organisation (despite being democratically elected by the people of Gaza) and that it wants to destroy Israel (despite exactly the same rhetoric coming out of Israel about the Palestinians.) We hear about the rockets that are fired out of Gaza that do little if any damage, but we do not hear about the innocent civilians of Gaza who are living it what is effectively a concentration camp.

I will keep trying to present the view from the other side because that story needs to be told. Only then can there be some movement to finding a workable solution.

As Jon Stewart said,"Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this," Stewart said when the shouting subsided. "But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel's policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas."
20) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546125)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/741866
So rockets from Gaza are just bottle rockets .....

<ed>fixed link

Considering that even firing bottle rockets near an airport is a bad idea, I'm not sure what your point is.


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