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21) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1658578)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
And there goes her big shot at being The PREZ. She will be destroyed if she runs.

Shit...
She shot herself in the freaking foot long ago already.

I agree. But this is the nail in her coffin. Id likie to know how many Benghazi e-mails were deleted?

LMAO!!!
22) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658576)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Amazing in a vile, insulting manner.

We must now analyze your Posts regarding the Foundations of your 'Thinking'.

Your replies do 'Out' you.

Calling someone "vile" is not an argument. It is an insult.

If you disagree, disagree and back up why you think you are right and I am wrong.

Otherwise, knock it off. No more insults Clyde.
23) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658488)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Back on topic ...
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/27/dem-resolution-warns-global-warming-could-force-women-into-prostitution-1426537316/
A California congresswoman warns global warming will be so detrimental to poor women, it will drive them to prostitution.

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has re-introduced legislation that forces the government to address all “policies and programs in the United States that are globally related to climate change” through the lens of gender.

Just imagine a Male Republican saying that.

The reaction?

It would be laughable mainly because most decisions are made by men through the lens of their gender. You don't need to legislate for something that already happens on a daily basis.
24) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658487)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Spend a little time on World Community Grid and you will find out how boring this place will become if you don't allow politics. I think most of not all users understand if you don't want a bloody nose you don't post in politics. Even in politics you need to stay on topic so it's possible to post in politics without getting into a argument you don't want. This is the only open thread board I post on and it will be greatly missed by me if it is shut down. Something not measured is there are many people who read our post without ever posting. The way I know this is every once in a while a person make their first post and they understand far more than a first time poster should. There has to be a reason why SETi seems to have more computer power than other Boinc boards and I think this s part of it.

The other point is the people who post on this board are well educated even if it's self educated. They want to explore ideas with other educated people that are beyond the limits of the Cafe. SETI has kind of a natural filter along with the mods that keep the anarchist out or at least under control.

Agreed.

Also, some of us like to post in the politics forum here on seti because we get to hear other views rather than the ones we might come across in our every day life. If you don't hear other views wildly different from your own you can end up thinking that somehow you speak for a supposed "norm" or "average person".

I want to hear other people's opinions. I don't have to agree with them, but there is no where else I've come across like seti for the wide range of opinions.

I do post on other forums totally unrelated to seti. There is quite a range of "how things are done" out there and what different admin tolerate.
25) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658375)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Yes it is but I think it covers most aspects even if it is non pc to say so.
..

In this case you are replacing the word "incorrect" with the term "non pc"

Unless you'd care to explain which of those categories you think I fit in to.
26) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658368)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Nothing unless it just gets too heated. Online bulletin boards tend to attract mainly two types of people :-
    1. Single people without a partner, few friends, or little family, that use them as a social medium like Facebook or Twitter.

    2. A group of people that feel strongly about certain issues, but for one reason or another, feel unable to say what they think in real life. They find it easier to assume an anonymous identity and say things that way.



hmmmm...

That really is quite a sweeping generalisation.
27) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658361)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor

... and if we do close it, all those conversations that make you despair will end up happening in number crunching and the Cafe.

Just think of this forum like a quarantine zone.


Not if the moderators keep the other Forums on topic and within scope. Lots of other specialty Forums do this quite nicely.

I repeat - there are existing venues for political axe grinding. Those that enjoy that sort of stuff can probably find them very easily. This set of Forums should remain true to S@H.

well firstly it sounds like you are making more work for the moderators, and secondly, I am not sure any of the forums beyond the Q & A actually remain true to S@H.
28) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658354)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
...

Number Crunching and the Cafe do promote a sense of community. This forum only serves to make me despair for humanity.

... and if we do close it, all those conversations that make you despair will end up happening in number crunching and the Cafe.

Just think of this forum like a quarantine zone.
29) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1658333)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor

HIS way of Thinking is the Result of having grown up in an Ivory Tower. Even his Former Profession could NOT make a Dent on such an INGRAINED Way of Thinking.

Oh you've dredged something up from a long time ago and now I am annoyed all over again. :/

It was an incredibly insensitive thing he wrote.
30) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658301)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Ohio lawmaker caught laughing as colleague reveals horrifying story of her own rape

Assuming it's a 'HE'.

'He' of course, doesn't represent males, as a deranged female, doesn't represent females.

What an "ASS HOLE". I don't care if the 'word' is not allowed. It is perfect.

He was a he...and he doesn't represent all males..but he does represent a culture that doesn't stamp on this behaviour right from the start.

If you read the whole article and watch the video you can see that she is talking to people who are trying to pass more laws to control women.

So he may not represent 'all' men...but he represents a significant amount of them.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman music thread...new edition. (Message 1658161)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Would this do?

Luv it when she growls...............
You ditched the verses I referenced.....

Fine.

Song still stands...work for you?

:)

I don't suppose you would understand when a gurl growls at ya...LOL

Meow.

I've had lots of ladies growl at me...unfortunately I'm not that way inclined so they were kinda wasting their time.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman music thread...new edition. (Message 1658154)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Would this do?

Luv it when she growls...............
You ditched the verses I referenced.....

Fine.

Song still stands...work for you?

:)
33) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1658147)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Ohio lawmaker caught laughing as colleague reveals horrifying story of her own rape
34) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657754)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

The guy is accused of RAPE. But he should get a free pass because he published a bunch of secret documents? Seriously?

The RAPE laws are a little different in Sweden. I think he is actually accused of not using a condom when he told women he would. I certainly think that is worthy of prosecution because the consequences can be so bad. However, that is not the only issue with these charges that suddenly appeared.

Where is the logic in that? How is that different than authorities protecting famous celebrities from the consequences when they rape someone?

Considering that most RAPE charges go un-prosecuted and the women involved were coerced into making these allegations I wonder which way these "celebrity consequences" are going in this case. I would love to live in a world were RAPE cases were this diligently pursued...but they aren't. They simply aren't. There are 100s of RAPE cases in Sweden that are simply not being dealt with like this.

So why now is this one so important that Assange can't even be interviewed abroad? Who is putting pressure on Sweden to get him on their turf where he can be much more easily extradited to the US?
35) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657574)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Typically boring in its shallow attacks, as usual.

Didn't I just post about verbiage?

EDIT:

You mean you don't care how the rest of the world sees America?

Now why doesn't that surprise me.

Julian Assange may well be a complete jerk, but he knows full well he won't get a fair trial and justice if he is snatched by the Americans.

Oh hum.

EDIT 2: Es99 - You do admit you are Factually Incorrect, regarding Julian Assange extradition?

Whut?
36) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657486)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
It is no wonder that Julian Assange is so afraid of been extradited to the US.

No Es99. Here is the story.
In August 2010, Julian Assange visited Sweden to present the latest WikiLeaks publication.
During the visit, Assange was arrested by a prosecutor in absentia on suspicion of rape and sexual molestation of two women.
The arrest was lifted just one day later, on 25 August, the ordinary prosecutor Eva Finne, and suspicion was changed to molestation.
On September 1, preliminary investigation was reopened, now by Marianne Ny and the rubric changed to once again apply rape.
On November 18 Assange was arrested in absentia by the Stockholm District Court and 7 December reported that he had been arrested by British police when he arrived at the police station.
On December 16, Julian Assange was released on bail.
On February 24, 2011 resolved a British court that Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden.
It was appealed and a new trial if the extradition was carried out 12 to 13 July 2011.
On 2 November 2011 the High Court in England rejected his appeal and that he should still be extradited to Sweden.
On June 19, 2012 revealed that Assange sought political asylum in Ecuador and thus found himselve at the country's embassy in London.
On 16 August 2012 it was announced that Ecuador granted him asylum.
Nine people who set bail for Assange has a British court ordered to pay 93,000 pounds to the British Treasury.
On July 16, 2014 examined the Stockholm District Court again arrest the grounds and found that Assange was still on probable suspicion of a crime and that the arrest would remain.
On November 16, 2014 decided Svea Court of Appeal, after Assange appealed there, that he would remain in custody.
But in its decision, the Court of Appeal directed sharp criticism of the prosecutor in the case, Marianne Ny, for not doing enough to push the investigation forward.

I do not know the truth of the allegations against him...but it all seems rather serendipitous and it does appear that there might be ulterior motives towards the desire to extradite him to Sweden. He had offered to be interviewed regarding the allegations outside of Sweden and they have now been forced to agree to that as the statute of limitations runs out on the allegations.

Julian Assange may well be a complete jerk, but he knows full well he won't get a fair trial and justice if he is snatched by the Americans.
37) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657483)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor


Well, if the UK *agreed* to the changed extradition law/treaty between the USA and the UK, they have no one but themselves to blame.

Agreed, but the US is a bit of a global bully boy when it comes to making these "agreements". Often things are rather one sided.

The USA usually does NOT have such great power in extradition matters. For instance, the USA vs. Mexico. Mexico will almost always refuse to extradite one of its citizens to the USA if the person in question faces the possibility of the death penalty. Sure, we will gripe about it, but we know they won't. Frequently, in order to extradite, the USA will guarantee that the person if found guilty will NOT get the death penalty.

Canada also will not extradite people to countries where they will face inhumane and barbaric treatment such as the death penalty.

Assange has every cause to be afraid for the rest of his life, as does Snowden. Both need to live out their lives quietly under some VERY secure rock. While it is not usual practice, the USA has been known to go capture people we want BADLY enough while they are travelling on or over international waters by boat or aircraft, diplomatic consequences be d**ned. They might not even be safe while walking around town.

Yes, we get it. America is the big shouty bully. We know.
38) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657301)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Sounds like your friend got some very bad legal advice. Did he sue the lawyer who gave him the advice to flee?

I can't remember to be honest. He was a friend of mine and he married another friend of mine, but left her to go live with the American woman, so we heard all about it after the fact with a slight sense of schadenfreude and I am still friends with his ex-wife.

What I do know is that he hadn't been charged or anything when he left so technically there was no reason for him not to. The general feeling was that the plea he was forced to make was to stop him suing the Americans for holding him for so long when he was innocent. The wanted to have some justification for what they did to him.
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Science gifs or clips. (Message 1657291)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Watch 2 Guys Put Out A Fire Using Sound
40) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Sun (Message 1657290)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I received from my Higgs Boson course of Edinburgh University the notion that the Higgs Boson causes the Sun to burn slowly and give us a temperate climate. So we should be grateful to the Higgs Boson.
Tullio

I would like to hear more about that. Are you willing to go into more detail, or is it all forgotten?

The things I remember from my studies (and I have forgotten so much) is that it takes about a 1000 years for a photon to get out of the sun. I remember the P-P chain for hydrogen to helium fusion. I remember doing some calculations on potential to kinetic energy to show how stars start to burn....and I vaguely remember something about coupled neutrino oscillations showing how one type of neutrino turns into another. These are obviously the more interesting facts that stuck in my head.


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