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21) Message boards : Politics : capitalism: A love story (Message 1557120)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Typical answer i expected a Nation that hangs on to old ideas without seeing if there even appropeate in this modern world will fail Rome is a good example and seeing the Federalist papers have been used in the federal courts to stop changes then don't you think it's about time you woke up as it the very Judges that have changed thing and is screwing America up .

But you haven't seen it so i point you to the rules of this thread and make no more comments until you have seen it

Glenn, I think you are on a hiding to nowhere on this one.

The rightwingers just see the name Michael Moore and they see red.

They won't discuss his movie in the way you want.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1557118)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
It doesn't get better than this.

Cat Wearing A Shark Costume Cleans The Kitchen On A Roomba.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Doctor Will be Back ... (Message 1557071)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This Is What Happens When Someone Drunk Texts A Dr. Who Fanatic
24) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1556949)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Lovin' The COOL CO2, Pollution Induced Summer.

Bring 'It' On Dirty Fossils.

Sweetness

' '

That is because climate change has shifted the path of the jet stream bringing unusual cooler weather down from the artic for some parts of the US while other parts are unusually hot.

However the dice tumble, its a mess.
25) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1556944)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This is a fascinating story about a man doing research into the brains of psychopaths who discovered he is one.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/scientist-related-killers-learns-psychopaths-brain/story?id=21029246
26) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556822)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
So far as i can tell, all these faith-healers, homeopaths, psychics, priests, etc, can be divided into two camps.

1: Those who genuinely believe it works and are trying to help others.
These people are misguided, and relatively harmless. They don't usually try to force it on others.

2: Those who know it's bol-, i mean rubbish, but it makes money.
This group is deeply sinister, and should be stopped. They're the ones more likely to push it onto others, possibly causing more harm in the long run by e.g. telling them to stop taking actual medicine in favour of water that's been near some nettles.

Agree with you Simon.

It can be dangerous. This kind of links to the discussion in the cop thread about mental health. My friend's mother in law was a devout Christian who believed in the healing power of Jesus. She took in a schizophrenic man and tried to help him by telling him to stop taking his meds and let Jesus heal him.

He listened to her advice and the consequence was that he dragged her and her friend out into the street tied up and naked and stabbed them both repeatedly. My friend's mother in law died and her friend ended up in a serious condition in hospital.

So I think these people can cause great harm. She had been helping my friend baby sit my baby son the day before. If the man had showed up then, the consequences could have been far worse with 2 small babies in the house.
27) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1556811)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
16,433 aborted babies


?? :'( However did that number get so high?

Found the Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_fetus_disposal_scandal

One word: Gruesome...

Weisberg had stored the specimens properly but had not disposed of them due to financial difficulties.


Ok, gonna throw up now, scuse me...

Yes, its a very emotive story. I wonder why they weren't disposed of properly.

The number is so high because so many women feel the need to have abortions. Which is why it is better that is it safe and legal, rather than forcing women to seek illegal back ally abortions that killed thousands of women before it was made legal.

Its a sad choice for women to make, but it should be their choice and the fetuses should be disposed of properly and respectfully.

Perhaps someone should put a grave marker to count all the women who died from illegal abortions? The numbers would be just as high if not higher.
28) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1556606)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I've seen cops make a situation worse...and I've seen cops who were obviously trained in how to cope with people who are not in a rational state of mind. The difference in outcomes is startling.

Can you give some examples?

I've worked with teenagers a long time, Clyde. In a part of London where there was a lot of gang violence, poverty and drugs. I won't give specifics because of confidentiality. I also have a son with PTSD which means I have had to get the police to help sometimes when he is triggered. The police here have clearly been trained in situations like these, so I feel that I am not putting my son at risk by calling for their help. I think if I were in America I would not call the police and run the risk that they would shoot my child rather than helping him. Even if that meant that I was at physical risk by not calling for help.

I am fortunate also that there has been other support and that he is getting better. Mental health is an issue that needs to be understood by all professionals who are working in frontline services. That means not just teachers (who sometimes have to deal with these problems in our classrooms), but police, doctors, social workers. This isn't a problem that can be shunted to one professional group as if they can magically fix it on their own.

Gary's suggestion that you force the mentally ill to take medicines is a simplistic one that shows he doesn't understand the complications associated with mental illness or understand that the mentally ill have rights too.
29) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1556593)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
On Topic

So it has been established that her apparently irrational actions were not the result of drugs or alcohol. However we have known from day one that she has some sort of mental issues.

As to what the officer feared, Kevin Ward, Jr. unfortunately is an example.

She is now cleaned up and back on her meds. So she presents as a nice interview.

I still await the audio recording from the officer's mic. (All CHP officers wear a mic.) I don't know if dash cam or body cam video exists. Still haven't seen either officers' written report. Have no idea on any witness statements. Don't know if her lawyer has allowed her to be questioned.

So are you saying that it is ok to beat up mentally ill people?

What?

Who said it was OK to beat-up Mentally Ill people, who are no danger to anyone else?

The implication from Gary's post is that the woman is back on her meds so she seems all nice etc. Which seems to imply that if she is off her meds she deserved what she got.


NO! What you can't do is use her present condition to infer that was her condition on the side of the freeway. I realize that is what her greedy lawyer bastard wants, and how he has "groomed" her to answer questions, but it isn't fair.

My post correctly points out that we have only heard one side. There is another side to be heard before judgements can be made. One that may explain what happened or may indict what happened. There are literately hundreds of factors that is in data we know exists that could argue one way or the other.


Perhaps cops need to be trained better to deal with the mentally ill?

Perhaps armchair peanut gallery types need to realize there are no perfect solutions and any solution is going to get ugly.

What needs to change is the USA's crazy control problem. It was created when the mentally ill got the right to be mentally ill and refuse treatment.

I've seen cops make a situation worse...and I've seen cops who were obviously trained in how to cope with people who are not in a rational state of mind. The difference in outcomes is startling.

I also take offence at your comment about the armchair peanut gallery. I am not sure what makes you the judge of people's experience here.
30) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556582)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Es, I would certainly have interpreted the Peace Garden site as a clever internet joke.

I had a colleague at work once who was whacky in oh-so-many special ways. Most of the time I bit my tongue at her outrageous beliefs and actions, but in the lunchroom I could not refrain from emitting the occasional wry comment. We maintained an adequate working relationship, but I was not sad when her husband's job transferred him out of state and she moved far, far away. We did not keep in touch.

I like this friend..but I worry about her state of mind when she goes on about auras and energies.

I did have a bad argument with a work colleague a few years ago when I found out she was a creationist. I just couldn't understand how a science teacher could believe in creationism. She was a bit of a bible thumper though.
31) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556579)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I am 51 years old.

I am not sure if its age related.

I am 42 years old and as I've got older I've had to learn to stop telling people what I think rather than the oppos.ite. ;)

That will change. :):):)

You'd better hope not, Clyde.

It's the B/S which, as you get older, you don't tolarate. Not the disagreement.

I've never been good at tolerating B/S. I've just got politer about it.
32) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556570)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I am 51 years old.

I am not sure if its age related.

I am 42 years old and as I've got older I've had to learn to stop telling people what I think rather than the opposite. ;)

That will change. :):):)

You'd better hope not, Clyde.
33) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1556569)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Therefore. One MUST surmise you are admitting losing the argument.


Clyde's demands for ideas from others are ... ?
Clyde's selective reading is ... ?
Clyde is ... ?
Further responses to Clyde will be ... ?

Just the same as another poster who frequently declared himself the winner?

Clyde however does not seem to have the dank small of the underside of a bridge that the other poster did.

I realize that much of Clyde's professional training boils down to "a suitable targeted application of violence will solve any problem." In his world, it would, at least temporarily or long enough to get the perp in a cell and be someone else's problem. Of course with recidivism running at over 66% he should also realize that an application of violence, without anything else, is most likely the worst way to achieve a long term solution.

He wants someone to bite and call for genocide. To him it is like a skirmish line where you beat anything that moves (guilty or innocent) until it stops moving or runs away. Everyone else here, sees genocide for genocide.

Yes, if Israel killed all Arabs there would be a temporary peace. Then the world would have to kill all the Israeli's for their war crime. That might get a more lasting peace.

If Israel were to actually occupy Gaza for a decade or so to sort through the people and remove those who simply can not or will not live in peace that might have a better chance. However Israel won't do that as they would have to rebuild Gaza like the Marshall plan. They might become BFF's with the Palestinians and that is forbidden by Zionist teachings.

What would I do? First I would ask Clyde for the third time if evil is an idea? Then I'd remind him he called for the defeat of evil (an idea) so he understands that you can not military defeat an idea so he is asking an nonsense question.

One side has to call uncle so the other can pick it up, rebuild it and become BFF's. No other method can produce a long term solution.

If that won't happen, then we need to put them both together in a pen. A pen whose walls get smaller all the time, so it forces them into close contact. They will eventually have to cooperate to stop the walls getting smaller. Once they do, then the world can let them out of the pen.

I actually agree with a lot of what you've said here. However, the piece you are missing and that we've been trying to point out is the unconditional support Israel has been receiving from certain countries around the world. Israel has no incentive to stop while people collude with them over the crimes they are committing.

If there is to be a solution, the support for Israel has to be conditional.
34) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556563)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I am 51 years old.

I am not sure if its age related.

I am 42 years old and as I've got older I've had to learn to stop telling people what I think rather than the opposite. ;)
35) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556560)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Perhaps someone could tell me what they think of this.

Secrets of the International Peace Garden

The guy was advertising his talk about this on Facebook and I read the website and thought it was a very well done joke.

However, I am not sure, because there are people out there who believe this cr*p.

I am afraid I did an "Angela Light" when I saw it and commented at how funny it was. I have probably offended lots of people, but I could not believe it was serious.

I have a friend at work who believes in the sort of things you are talking about, Angela...and she is a very educated woman. I am often surprised at the stuff she goes on about. I haven't really said anything to her, because she is a work colleague and its probably best to smile and nod in that situation.
36) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1556555)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
On Topic

So it has been established that her apparently irrational actions were not the result of drugs or alcohol. However we have known from day one that she has some sort of mental issues.

As to what the officer feared, Kevin Ward, Jr. unfortunately is an example.

She is now cleaned up and back on her meds. So she presents as a nice interview.

I still await the audio recording from the officer's mic. (All CHP officers wear a mic.) I don't know if dash cam or body cam video exists. Still haven't seen either officers' written report. Have no idea on any witness statements. Don't know if her lawyer has allowed her to be questioned.

So are you saying that it is ok to beat up mentally ill people?

What?

Who said it was OK to beat-up Mentally Ill people, who are no danger to anyone else?

The implication from Gary's post is that the woman is back on her meds so she seems all nice etc. Which seems to imply that if she is off her meds she deserved what she got.

Perhaps cops need to be trained better to deal with the mentally ill?
37) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1556472)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
On Topic

So it has been established that her apparently irrational actions were not the result of drugs or alcohol. However we have known from day one that she has some sort of mental issues.

As to what the officer feared, Kevin Ward, Jr. unfortunately is an example.

She is now cleaned up and back on her meds. So she presents as a nice interview.

I still await the audio recording from the officer's mic. (All CHP officers wear a mic.) I don't know if dash cam or body cam video exists. Still haven't seen either officers' written report. Have no idea on any witness statements. Don't know if her lawyer has allowed her to be questioned.

So are you saying that it is ok to beat up mentally ill people?
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Lauren Bacall (Message 1556039)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Let's Remember Lauren Bacall With One of Her Most Famous Movie Scenes
39) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1556017)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
they have no right to touch these women physically imnsho...
B.S.

Could you clear something up for me Batterup? :) In the context of this post in particular and in view of your closing statement: "You want equality you get equality", is the B the gender neutral term... BOVINE... or are posting your traditional BULL?

feminazi talk like that make me want to join the "Islamic State".

Oh... Bye then.

Yup, Arm up ladies. I am sure we'd do a better job anyway.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : We all haz badges! (Message 1555350)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I have been crunching since 2001 and I didn't get one:-(((
I guess I need more horsepower.

I don't have one either Dena. Just remember, its quality, not quantity that matters.


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