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41) Message boards : Politics : Hi. I'm Alex and I am an INTJ. (Message 1630682)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Alex, thank you for starting this thread. I just read it for the first time today...oddly enough after being told to do a Myers-Briggs type test for my college course (and being unable to because the text book has not yet arrived from Amazon...grrr)

So I had literally just spend sometime searching up Myers -Brigg personality tests when I decided to take a break and catch up on seti..and here you were.

So my results:

Personality: INTP

Variant: Turbulent

Role: Analyst

"The INTP personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as there's nothing they'd be more unhappy about than being "common". INTPs pride themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective and vigorous intellect. Usually known as the philosopher, the architect, or the dreamy professor, INTPs have been responsible for many scientific discoveries throughout history."

Well, I'm in the right field then...

EDIT: Just reading though the rest of the profile and it says I should definitely get a wife. I'll get right on that. (not sure how the husband will take it though)
42) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1630333)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Clyde. My post was not intended to be insulting or hostile. It was meant as a piece of advice. You made two completely contradictory statements in a short time, so either you just don't know what you actually think or you have a short term memory span. Recently you have become particularly irrational across a number of posts and it isn't only me that has noticed it. If however a Moderator does decide that the post should be hidden then I will have no objection. My point has been made and you have noted it. I will leave the matter there.

Recently you have become particularly irrational

Again a violation of The Rules.

Have you notified The Moderator's of your, and other's (besides me) violation of these Forum's Rules?

Or will you continue your Insulting Name Calling against Poster's who disagree, or debate a 'Protected Poster'.

'What is Past; is Prologue'.

NOTE: This may be close to my last posting (Do I hear Cheering), before being 'Punished'.

Doesn't matter.

After living a Full Life: Military - Police - History Teacher at a 'Liberal Arts' University: I have retired with two good pensions. A wife with a good income. And devote my life to my family, and assisting Our Disabled Vets.

These Forum's are not important.

Repeating: 'What is Past; is Prologue'.

If you have a complaint, Clyde, use the red X.

You are correct that we have been giving a lot of leeway to personal insults in the politics forum that would not be allowed elsewhere on seti. However, if we do start to enforce those rules more rigidly I am afraid a lot of your posts would go as well.

ALL posters here are "protected", and you have benefited from that on many, many occasions.
43) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1630330)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Isn't that article a bit off target?

Charlie Hebdo is a satirical magazine that pokes at any target that it see's as being outside the normal. And last year they supported Hamas, which I assume you would applaud.

It will make cartoons of the left and right politics, any religion etc.

The attacks on TV stations and the like in time of conflict are to deny the opposing forces a means of communication and propaganda. Therefore by absolute definition not the same thing.

I think the point is more that the West has no qualms about bombing journalists and newspapers and committing all kinds of war crimes if and when it suits our needs. Only when we do all those things, its always justified in some way, but whenever someone does the same thing to us, we are horrified and outraged.

Either the enemy media is a valid military target in general, and applies to all media in every country, or the media is not a valid military target and what we did was wrong.

And as can be seen in any conflict involving the Islamists they see no problem at all in hiding in hospitals, schools, behind women, children and the old, and use kidnap victims and prisoners as shields. All things I hope you would condemn.

You expect them to come out and fight us on our terms? Terms in which we have an undeniable superiority? Conflicts involving extremists have always been of an extremely asymmetrical nature. In terms of traditional military power, the West and Israel has a lot of it, while these extremists have virtually non of it. Hence, if they were to fight these conflicts in a traditional military manner, they would be cut down and destroyed in no time. So they even the odds by not fighting on our terms, but on theirs, exploiting the weaknesses we have. Sorry but I can't fault them for being in it to win it, and doing it in a way that maximizes their chances.

Welcome to the 21st century and the 'New Wars'.

Well said.
44) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1630102)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
45) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1630091)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Es99 is...

Learned, awhile ago, you cannot reason with her.

Oh the irony.

Her 'thinking' process is an internal fantasy, and she accuses White People of the most horrible things.

You mean like slavery and genocide? Yeah. They were pretty horrible things.

She once accused my white in-laws of being basically 'Closet Racist'

Seriously, Clyde? You are actually going to have to provide real proof and actual context of your statement.

(she doesn't know them and believes this because of their skin color)

Believes what? That all white people are actually racist to one degree or another? I stand by that. Gary (who your post is aimed at) actually started this thread with that assertion. So I am very confused as to why you think that he would be horrified that I agree with him.

We do know what people who do this are.

People who recognise uncomfortable truths?

And then, to 'top-it-off': She made statements , regarding my Black Grandchildren's thinking.


How would she know. She doesn't, of course. She is just Transferring her own internal thoughts to other's. As shown in her Posts.

Oh the irony. You've just done exactly that in this very post. Exactly that.

One cannot reason, nor have an intelligent discussion, with these type of people.

What types, Clyde? Because I don't know if you are deliberately not understanding anything I write or you really simply have basic literacy problems.

EDIT: Hope you get to read this before either Es99, or another, decides to Red X this post.

I'm an 'effing mod, Clyde. Why on earth would I red X your post? If it is that bad I'd simply remove it. What planet are you on?

They can 'dish it out' towards others, but can't take it.

Considering how many times you've insulted me in this post alone, that's hilarious.

EDIT 2: You may believe this harsh. But, after the attacks against my family, by Es99

There were none, Clyde. Absolutely none except the mock outrage in your head because you didn't actually read properly what I wrote.
I'll repeat what I wrote here just so you can pretend outrage all over again. I'll even put them in bold so you can get pretend that they are insulting and claim that you don't want to red X them.

You have mixed race grandchildren which you bought up in these discussions. They will face racism.

You have black in-laws who may not feel comfortable discussing race issues with you because white people get incredibly defensive when it is brought up.

(pretty much everything you've ever said in this thread proves my assumption about how you might react to discussions on race. Including this current post of yours)

(I didn't Red x, not will ever Red X), I believe I am entitled to state the truth about Es99.

What is your obsession with the redX?
I understand your obsession with me, I'm awesome. However, you have yet to "state the truth about Es99" so I am looking forward to the moment when you finally get it and actually read what I write.
46) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1630087)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Chomsky: Paris attacks show hypocrisy of West's outrage

"After the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including the editor and four other cartoonists, and the murder of four Jews at a kosher supermarket shortly after, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared "a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity."

Millions of people demonstrated in condemnation of the atrocities, amplified by a chorus of horror under the banner "I am Charlie." There were eloquent pronouncements of outrage, captured well by the head of Israel's Labor Party and the main challenger for the upcoming elections, Isaac Herzog, who declared that "Terrorism is terrorism. There's no two ways about it," and that "All the nations that seek peace and freedom [face] an enormous challenge" from brutal violence.

The crimes also elicited a flood of commentary, inquiring into the roots of these shocking assaults in Islamic culture and exploring ways to counter the murderous wave of Islamic terrorism without sacrificing our values. The New York Times described the assault as a "clash of civilizations," but was corrected by Times columnist Anand Giridharadas, who tweeted that it was "Not & never a war of civilizations or between them. But a war FOR civilization against groups on the other side of that line. #CharlieHebdo."

The scene in Paris was described vividly in the New York Times by veteran Europe correspondent Steven Erlanger: "a day of sirens, helicopters in the air, frantic news bulletins; of police cordons and anxious crowds; of young children led away from schools to safety. It was a day, like the previous two, of blood and horror in and around Paris."

Erlanger also quoted a surviving journalist who said that "Everything crashed. There was no way out. There was smoke everywhere. It was terrible. People were screaming. It was like a nightmare." Another reported a "huge detonation, and everything went completely dark." The scene, Erlanger reported, "was an increasingly familiar one of smashed glass, broken walls, twisted timbers, scorched paint and emotional devastation."

These last quotes, however -- as independent journalist David Peterson reminds us -- are not from January 2015. Rather, they are from a report by Erlanger on April 24 1999, which received far less attention. Erlanger was reporting on the NATO "missile attack on Serbian state television headquarters" that "knocked Radio Television Serbia off the air," killing 16 journalists.

"NATO and American officials defended the attack," Erlanger reported, "as an effort to undermine the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia." Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon told a briefing in Washington that "Serb TV is as much a part of Milosevic's murder machine as his military is," hence a legitimate target of attack.

There were no demonstrations or cries of outrage, no chants of "We are RTV," no inquiries into the roots of the attack in Christian culture and history. On the contrary, the attack on the press was lauded. The highly regarded U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke, then envoy to Yugoslavia, described the successful attack on RTV as "an enormously important and, I think, positive development," a sentiment echoed by others.

There are many other events that call for no inquiry into western culture and history -- for example, the worst single terrorist atrocity in Europe in recent years, in July 2011, when Anders Breivik, a Christian ultra-Zionist extremist and Islamophobe, slaughtered 77 people, mostly teenagers.

Also ignored in the "war against terrorism" is the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern times -- Barack Obama's global assassination campaign targeting people suspected of perhaps intending to harm us some day, and any unfortunates who happen to be nearby. Other unfortunates are also not lacking, such as the 50 civilians reportedly killed in a U.S.-led bombing raid in Syria in December, which was barely reported.

One person was indeed punished in connection with the NATO attack on RTV -- Dragoljub Milanović, the general manager of the station, who was sentenced by the European Court of Human Rights to 10 years in prison for failing to evacuate the building, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia considered the NATO attack, concluding that it was not a crime, and although civilian casualties were "unfortunately high, they do not appear to be clearly disproportionate."

The comparison between these cases helps us understand the condemnation of the New York Times by civil rights lawyer Floyd Abrams, famous for his forceful defense of freedom of expression. "There are times for self-restraint," Abrams wrote, "but in the immediate wake of the most threatening assault on journalism in living memory, [the Times editors] would have served the cause of free expression best by engaging in it" by publishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons ridiculing Mohammed that elicited the assault.

Abrams is right in describing the Charlie Hebdo attack as "the most threatening assault on journalism in living memory." The reason has to do with the concept "living memory," a category carefully constructed to include Their crimes against us while scrupulously excluding Our crimes against them -- the latter not crimes but noble defense of the highest values, sometimes inadvertently flawed.

This is not the place to inquire into just what was being "defended" when RTV was attacked, but such an inquiry is quite informative (see my A New Generation Draws the Line).

There are many other illustrations of the interesting category "living memory." One is provided by the Marine assault against Fallujah in November 2004, one of the worst crimes of the U.S.-UK invasion of Iraq.

The assault opened with occupation of Fallujah General Hospital, a major war crime quite apart from how it was carried out. The crime was reported prominently on the front page of the New York Times, accompanied with a photograph depicting how "Patients and hospital employees were rushed out of rooms by armed soldiers and ordered to sit or lie on the floor while troops tied their hands behind their backs." The occupation of the hospital was considered meritorious and justified: it "shut down what officers said was a propaganda weapon for the militants: Fallujah General Hospital, with its stream of reports of civilian casualties."

Evidently, this is no assault on free expression, and does not qualify for entry into "living memory."

There are other questions. One would naturally ask how France upholds freedom of expression and the sacred principles of "fraternity, freedom, solidarity." For example, is it through the Gayssot Law, repeatedly implemented, which effectively grants the state the right to determine Historical Truth and punish deviation from its edicts? By expelling miserable descendants of Holocaust survivors (Roma) to bitter persecution in Eastern Europe? By the deplorable treatment of North African immigrants in the banlieues of Paris where the Charlie Hebdo terrorists became jihadis? When the courageous journal Charlie Hebdo fired the cartoonist Siné on grounds that a comment of his was deemed to have anti-Semitic connotations? Many more questions quickly arise.

Anyone with eyes open will quickly notice other rather striking omissions. Thus, prominent among those who face an "enormous challenge" from brutal violence are Palestinians, once again during Israel's vicious assault on Gaza in the summer of 2014, in which many journalists were murdered, sometimes in well-marked press cars, along with thousands of others, while the Israeli-run outdoor prison was again reduced to rubble on pretexts that collapse instantly on examination.

Also ignored was the assassination of three more journalists in Latin America in December, bringing the number for the year to 31. There have been more than a dozen journalists killed in Honduras alone since the military coup of 2009 that was effectively recognized by the U.S. (but few others), probably according post-coup Honduras the per capita championship for murder of journalists. But again, not an assault on freedom of press within living memory.

It is not difficult to elaborate. These few examples illustrate a very general principle that is observed with impressive dedication and consistency: The more we can blame some crimes on enemies, the greater the outrage; the greater our responsibility for crimes -- and hence the more we can do to end them -- the less the concern, tending to oblivion or even denial.

Contrary to the eloquent pronouncements, it is not the case that "Terrorism is terrorism. There's no two ways about it." There definitely are two ways about it: theirs versus ours. And not just terrorism."
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1630084)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Says who? *takes out Es' rolling pin* ;)

Woah there!

You have to let me clean the blood off from last time first...
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1629963)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Its a beautiful sunny day and my oldest boy has decided to clean up the "man-basement" before he brings his new girlfriend over to visit.

I can hear him swearing and cursing as realises just how disgusting him and his step-brothers are. lol.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1629874)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Currently a large part of our living room floor is taken over by a collection of cardboard boxes connected by tunnels that my husband created for the cats. Its been that way since Christmas.

I think it will stay that way for a while yet.

My "sewing room" is a folding table I bring out. I used to have space for it in the living room, but now it is taken up by the new cat play area.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1629663)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
*joins hugg queue* :)

*Stands awkwardly in hug queue wishing people would just stick to firm handshakes or a better yet, a polite nod and a mumbled comment about the weather*

Esme, are you homesick for England?!!!

Always, Angie. Always.
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1629660)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
*joins hugg queue* :)

*Stands awkwardly in hug queue wishing people would just stick to firm handshakes or a better yet, a polite nod and a mumbled comment about the weather*
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1629659)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Our whole house is a damn man cave. Its full of men and I am a lone female trying to carve a space of nice pretty things amongst a sea of beer cans and dirty socks. :'(

We suffer from "metastatic man cave disease" here. It started with a den full of Eric's junk, then his junk multiplied and metastasized to take over the garage, and now it is creeping into an extra bedroom!!!

You've not seen "metastatic man cave disease" until you've seen this house. I just drape flowery tablecloths over the worst of it and hope no one notices.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Kittyman (Message 1629658)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Happy Birthday!

Another year older and wiser!
54) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1629604)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
The Lesson of Charlie Hebdo: The World Only Cares if You Kill White People

by Black Agenda Report
I suppose you support this agenda.

Shall we talk about Eldridge Cleaver? (as you didn't answer this earlier) Do you support his agenda?

I don't know enough about him to make an informed decision. It looks like he led a complicated life and you would have to be specific as to what parts I am supposed to support and which to condemn. Do I support his views on rape (another example of how one oppressed group can oppress another), absolutely. I don't condone his support of Ronald Reagan either.

I do however think that if he did indeed repent his actions, that is a good thing.

However, Gary. As I already pointed out that I don't support rape as a tool of protest (seriously Gary, are you so linear that you don't understand that?) I have no idea why you want me to repeat that. The idea that you fight white supremacy by raping women implies that women are simply possessions and objects to be used at will. (i.e. white women belong to white men)

This is an example of misogyny. It has nothing to do with racial oppression and is therefore not the topic of this thread.
55) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1629597)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
]Which somehow excuses the wrongs of the side you think of as less worse?

No, but it is counter productive to keep emphasizing that both sides are wrong when there clearly is a difference in the scale of abuses perpetrated by both sides. By doing so you essentially equalize the distribution of blame for the death and destruction of the conflict, and you continue a discourse about the conflict that hinders a long term peaceful solution to the problem.

56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1629595)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I've just realised that Blade's dots link to music videos.

57) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1629507)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Seeing as I have and then pointed out that you don't balance wrong with more wrong I have no idea why you would say that.
Perhaps because it is something that appears you don't always adhere to, see below.

You don't balance a wrong with a more heinous wrong and then pretend that is isn't even happening.
You are the only person posting who thinks I am pretending it isn't happening. Remember I called them Nazis. I can't think of anything more heinous than the Nazi atrocities, apparently that isn't sufficient for you. Combine with what you say above, and it does not permit Gaza to commit wrongs on Israel. Or do I read you correctly, that the principals you espouse are mutable?

My original point was made at Clyde regarding his endless insistence that anyone who disagrees with him is a Nazi, my point about pretending it isn't happening was particularly referring to that.

It is pertinent in that he seems under the illusion that Christians and Jews are somehow incapable of committing atrocities and if you try to point it out you are somehow a Nazi sympathiser.

When it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict one side is being worse than the other. One side has more power than the other and one side is committing a form of genocide on the other.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1629500)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1629498)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
As to prime, most of the stuff I get from Amazon I don't need the next day. So the super slow free shipping option works for me and they don't get any extra money. Maybe I just plan ahead.

Or maybe you don't have a 14 year old boy in your house freaking out at you because they want that gaming mousemat now dammit! Although what did do it for me was when my propriety charging cable for my asus tablet died and I needed a new one. As I use my tablet for work that was a disaster.

In the last 6 months I have apparently bought:

  • Crystal Clear HD Premium Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S4 mini / S 4
  • Cute Owl Design Soft Gel TPU Silicone Etui Back Case Cover For Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
  • Crystal Clear Premium Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250.
  • Plunkett's Procedures for the Medical Administrative Assistant, (book)
  • Essentials of Business Communication (book)
  • SB 3.0 Data Sync Charging Charger Cable Cord for Asus EeePad Transformer
  • HDMI Female to VGA w/ Audio Adapter Converter Support 1080P for PC TV - White
  • Sync and Charge USB Data Cable for Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300, (I wanted a spare. Never again will I be caught without one)
  • Travel Charger for ASUS Transformer TF101 / TF201 / TF300 Tablet (after the failure of the original I wanted backup)
  • FURminator DeShed Tool Cat, Small, Long (work's pretty well actually. Kitty seems to like it.)
  • 10 inch Micro HDMI to VGA Female Video Cable- Support HD 1080P (The first one wasn't too good so I got another, although I think the actual connecting cable is the problem)
  • Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat (Dark Grey)
  • Bio Hazard Symbols Hard Back Case Cover for HTC Desire C
  • Party of One (book)
  • Bumkins Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bag, Crocs, Blue, 1-Pack (useful for putting leftover pizza in)
  • The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 TP (book)
  • Google Nexus 5 [SHIFT LX] PU Leather Wallet Flip Stand Case Cover with Card Pockets (Black)
  • Magnetic Magnet Ultra Slim Thin Leather Cover Sleeve Case with Auto Wake Sleep Mode for eReader eBook Kobo AURA
  • Bumkins Reusable Snack Bags, Turtle and Crocs, Green, 1-Pack (useful for taking cake to the movies. They don't rustle when you open them)
  • A Teacher's Guide to Cognitive Type Theory & Learning Style (book)

As you can see, I don't just order things for me, but for the whole family, and sometimes time is an issue, sometimes its not.

60) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1629474)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I won't even begin to show you examples of the terrible crimes committed by the state of Israel against innocent civilians in Gaza because it will set Gary off.
Only as long as you refuse to acknowledge that there are terrible crimes committed by Gaza against innocent civilians in Israel.

Seeing as I have and then pointed out that you don't balance wrong with more wrong I have no idea why you would say that.

You don't balance wrong with more wrong.

Oh..will you look at that.

That's right, Gary. You don't balance a wrong with a more heinous wrong and then pretend that is isn't even happening.

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