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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1695586)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
If I could, I'd let Siyah run away again, maybe your Sauron will come back then, Es.

I don't think it works like that, Julie.

No Sauron. I have not found any sign that she has been hurt or attacked, she has just vanished into thin air. :(

I spent my birthday on Monday going around all the local animal shelters. On Tuesday I posted another load of posters around the neighbourhood.
2) Message boards : Politics : What 'is' 'Fermenting in Canada; Australia; UK; Europe? When 'is' 'it' Going To Explode? When 'it' Does, Can We Post Our Friggin Asses Off About 'it'? Showing 'You' 'People' are Like US. Or Worse. Man 'O Live. Waiting. (Message 1695169)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
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Its my opiion we here in the US can take being isolated a hell of a lot longer than you in the Pacific could.

Let's just hope Canada doesn't decide to stop supplying you water.
3) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1695166)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
Actually, its not even that. I work with a lot of women and I've literally never seen one cry. So the real question is, what is going on is Simon's workplace that reduces women to tears so often? The reality is, women rarely ever cry for no reason.

Sounds like there is a bad working environment that urgently needs to be addressed.

Well it could be both. If the work environment is hostile, its not unlikely that it affects men as well. Who are then denied a healthy emotional outlet because 'men don't cry'.

Agreed. Men and women get just as upset as each other, the acceptable ways of expressing it are just different. Unfortunately for men, crying is actually good for you as it rebalances the chemicals in your body and is cathartic.

I hope Simon is ok as it does sound like he is not working in a healthy place.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1694968)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
Hi from a state park along the Central Coast, where Eric and I are currently attending a family reunion. Last night when Eric and I were walking from one family member's cabin quarters down to ours, we saw two wild raccoons.

Dang! I didn't know that raccoons could be that skinny!!!

There isn't any raccoon lady to feed them!!!

I am sure she is working on it as we speak.
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694923)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
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.

Behold the toxic masculinity in action. Men don't cry as much because men are told they aren't really men if they do. Perhaps if men were allowed to experience emotions like actual human beings, they would cry a bit more often as well, and it wouldn't be a problem.

Actually, its not even that. I work with a lot of women and I've literally never seen one cry. So the real question is, what is going on is Simon's workplace that reduces women to tears so often? The reality is, women rarely ever cry for no reason.

Sounds like there is a bad working environment that urgently needs to be addressed.
6) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1694875)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
[quote]Well, we passed a law against it. Problem solved. Just like speeding. Just like running red lights. Just like murder is illegal. Just like gun control. Just like cooking workers with tuna. Problem solved.

Which is the problem with gun 'control' legislation, you pass a law and OF COURSE everybody will obey it............except criminals. [/quote[
Is this an argument for saying we shouldn't have any laws? I actually don't get the logic here.

It is SUPREME idiocy to pass a law depriving a law abiding US citizen from possessing a means of defense against criminals armed with illegal guns. And now that the FBI is arresting 2 people a week here, pledged to ISIS and intent on killing innocents in their name, it is doubly idiotic to disarm the irregular militia. If you ask the 2nd Amendment ‘amenders’ what the Texas University Clock Tower sniper shootings, the McDonalds Massacre, Chucky Cheese, Columbine, Sandy Hook, the Aurora Theatre and most recently and most sadly Emmanuel A E M church, have in common they will virtually shout GUNS!

That's all well and good as long as you don't take notice of any facts. Most shootings are not done in self defence.

The other common fact they conveniently won’t consider in any discussion, dismissing it out of hand, is that every one of these heinous acts of violence occurred in what a tactical viewpoint would term a ‘soft’ target.

Another fact is that is has been shown that arming people in this situations does not improve the outcome and may even make it more likely for more people to get killed.

A gun free zone. No guns allowed. No chance of anyone resisting the murderous intent of the perpetrator.

Except most people aren't Jack Bauer and simply arming people doesn't mean they successfully resist people. What it does do is make it easier for these people to get hold of guns in the first place.

The people (and I mean the people of the entire world) need to stop being naive and take stock of what is happening everywhere. Mankind is and has always been engaged in a war. A war told in the Qur'an, the Bible, the Torah of Israel and the teachings of Buddha and every other religious leader and most philosophers.

America is pretty much living in cloud cuckoo land compared to the rest of the western world when it comes to guns. Bring your numbers of mass murders down to our levels, then you can lecture the rest of the world about being naive.
The war of Evil versus Good.

There is evil in the world and people who would do evil, to pretend to be safe because a law or rule has decreed that safety is deadly folly. ‘The map is not the territory’. He who's name will not be written by me, the Aurora Theater shooter's journal details how he ‘cased’ the airport and other venues before deciding that the Theatre would offer the best chance of his not facing return fire. This from the mind of an evil man.

Yes, and he was of course behaving in a totally rational and realistic way when he made his threat assessment.

We need to realize that ultimately each of us is responsible for our personal protection and for that of the ones we love from any threat. That is the intended reason for the 2nd Amendment. I have no problem with removing ALL GUNS from society worldwide. The cold fact is that will never happen, so deal with the actual situation.

This is a little bit crazy when you see the actual consequences of this ideology.

"The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." -Wayne La Pierre

Except facts again have shown that a) in reality this does not happen. b) the actual best way is to stop the bad guy getting the gun in the first place.
7) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694868)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
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.

I am pretty sure that black people have always found it pretty offensive...but I guess they don't count.
8) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694707)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
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?

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.

..and the GollyWog was always considered offensive by those it was mocking.
9) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694621)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
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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.

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?
10) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694617)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
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Will this stop her? Of course not. But it is the best I can do. :) :) :)

You could just answer the question..but I guess that is too hard.


Clyde 's thinking , darn the record's stuck on the vnyl record , sorry Es99 couldn't resit :)

Or he realised that he threw a comment out there without anything to back it up. Wouldn't be the first time, and I doubt it will be the last.
11) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694609)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
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Will this stop her? Of course not. But it is the best I can do. :) :) :)

You could just answer the question..but I guess that is too hard.
12) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694605)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99

We had this discussion before, regarding the Black Members of My Family (Son-in-Law and Grandchildren), and the White/Black Family Members Reaction.

You, as always, continually deny your false and dark ascertains regarding other peoples motives and thinking.

I will not again, play your silly (at best) denial of yourself.

What is my agenda and what is my false allegation, Clyde?

How hard is it to answer that question?
13) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694602)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99

You are hiding Your Agenda, behind a false allegation.

And that is the truth.

Tell me, Mr Former Policeman, what is my agenda? and what is my false allegation?

Mr. Former Soldier, Police Officer, College Professor. Presently helping our Disabled Veterans, to you.

That isn't really an answer is it?

What is my agenda and what is my false allegation?
14) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694596)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99

You are hiding Your Agenda, behind a false allegation.

And that is the truth.

Tell me, Mr Former Policeman, what is my agenda? and what is my false allegation?
15) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694594)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
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Their allegations are extremely disgusting against the Rape Victims, I have had to comfort.

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Did you comfort them by telling them they were better off dead? Or were you just thinking that?

Your false assertion of what I was referring to, and trying to explain, is extremely Offensive and Disgusting to The Victims.

As is usual with you, and those with the same Dark Agenda.

Your, and other's accusations: Disclose what they really are.

Keep it up. We do enjoy your 'Outing'.

I do wish you'd stop hiding behind rape victims. You have made your opinions quite clear on many occasions and then accuse people of "misrepresenting you" when they take you at your word.
16) Message boards : Politics : Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking, ... (Message 1694589)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Es99...

You Posted:

Your opinion disgusts me.

There, have I made my self clear yet?


Since your post is allowed. This is my reply:

And your opinion disgusts me.

Clear?

You original Post and my reply are the same.

Therefore, both are acceptable. Correct?

There is a difference between claiming that someone's opinion disgusts them and that the person disgusts them. If you don't want to get modded, I suggest you learn the difference.
17) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1694586)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
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Their allegations are extremely disgusting against the Rape Victims, I have had to comfort.

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Did you comfort them by telling them they were better off dead? Or were you just thinking that?
18) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1694464)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Stalin, Hitler, Vlad, Vasily Blokhin, Batang Kali, My Lai, Operation Condor, Charles Manson ... and the list goes on an on. But we can't put Pol Pot on the list because he isn't white.

You should read up on your history. The first few are dictators and while they are responsible for getting a lot of people killed, they never pulled any triggers themselves. Furthermore, only Charles Manson is an American, and he is not a spree killer. Actually, did he even kill someone personally, or did he just gave the order while his little cult did the rest?

In any case, we are talking about spree killers here. If they are white, they were mentally ill, if they are not white, they are terrorists or something along those lines.

That is the definition of insanity. A danger to themselves or others! {ed: It is called paranoia, they are coming to get me, read his manifesto} I'm sorry that you can't see this simple fact and have it confused with the legal standard of knowing if an act is "wrong."

Circular logic exposed.

Actually you should read up on your definition of insanity because "being a danger to themselves or others" is definitely not the definition insane. No, the common definition means that you are either suffering from a mental illness, or that you behave in an utterly irrational way. And no, as distasteful and wrong racism is, it is not necessarily irrational. Being wrong about something does not mean you are irrational about it.

This guy was completely aware and in control over his actions, therefor sane enough to know that what he did was wrong. He even admits this when he said he almost didn't want to go through with it because all those people were so nice to him. It shows he was aware of his surroundings, of the people around him, of the consequences of his actions, and still he CHOSE to go through with it.

Sorry, this guy was sane. Stop saying he wasn't, stop pretending that this wasn't about race, stop pretending that if you lock up all the mentally insane people you will prevent spree killers, for once deal with the actual issues, rather than hide behind the mentally insane so you can protect your precious guns and pretend that racism is no longer a thing.

This.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1694433)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99
I recall that the Vancouver Island raccoons were quite a bit bigger than the urban ones we get here in the middle east (of Canada, that is).

I think even this one seemed unusually large compared to some I have seen, it also seemed quite old.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Vic!!! (Message 1694388)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99
Hope you had a lovely day!


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