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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560601)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
(lol) in a far
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Your Epitaph (Message 1560599)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
"May you be in heaven an hour before the devil realises you're dead"
23) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 4 (Message 1560592)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
and that's all it takes. Just one nutjob to ignore law.
24) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560589)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
Jesus! There's no way that was 3/4 feet & 10 shots?

"Officers claimed that they were in fear of their lives as Powell charged at them with a knife."

Watching the video several times & replayed where the first shot was fired. I can't see the guys arms raised in an attacking position , they were by his side.

As the guy who took the video said "Why didn't they user Tasers?"

Did they have Tasers? If so, I do have a problem with this. If not, their lives, and other's around them, were really in danger.

The 'Zone of Death' regarding a person with a knife is 20 feet. Meaning, the person has a very good chance of charging and stabbing anyone within 20 feet, before any bullets take 'effect'.

The police should not 'retreat', with innocent people in the vicinity, because that may place them in danger, should he decide to kill anyone. Especially if this was 'Suicide by Cop'.

The REAL threat is a knife in the hand. Doesn't matter, in the Real World, if it is raised, or not.

It was a judgment call, by persons who have no idea what will happen in the next seconds.

Note: I would have used different tactics. Doesn't mean I am correct, because it may have resulted in my death. Who knows? I don't! Nor does anyone else.


Fair point, but 10 shots? What are you guys using? .22's?
25) Message boards : Politics : GOod GOodly MOogly.*** U.S. Embassy in Baghdad***Oh Heeba Habba GOoba Gabba (Message 1560586)
Posted 13 hours ago by Sirius B
Who by is the main question they should be asking & tracking.


They are funded by you and I each time we fill up our gas tanks in our cars.


So everyone in the oil industry is a terrorist sympathiser? How quaint!
26) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560533)
Posted 16 hours ago by Sirius B
Sorry WK, must have missed it.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560513)
Posted 17 hours ago by Sirius B
that glow. Once
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560507)
Posted 18 hours ago by Sirius B
and wonders what
29) Message boards : Politics : GOod GOodly MOogly.*** U.S. Embassy in Baghdad***Oh Heeba Habba GOoba Gabba (Message 1560506)
Posted 18 hours ago by Sirius B
"They are tremendously well-funded," he said."

Who by is the main question they should be asking & tracking.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560501)
Posted 18 hours ago by Sirius B
glow in the
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560487)
Posted 18 hours ago by Sirius B
. Looking up, one
32) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560485)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
Jesus! There's no way that was 3/4 feet & 10 shots?

"Officers claimed that they were in fear of their lives as Powell charged at them with a knife."

Watching the video several times & replayed where the first shot was fired. I can't see the guys arms raised in an attacking position , they were by his side.

As the guy who took the video said "Why didn't they user Tasers?"
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560480)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
that drain's one's
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1560479)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
That seems to be what is afflicting the transport industry worldwide.

Makes one wonder in the 21st century why all the safety updates due to accidents when the companies themselves find it cheaper to pay fines.

Won't be long before the glue & wires of the old biplanes will be all that is keeping the transport industry afloat!
35) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1560474)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
Just like you are allways crying about the US is wrong 100% of the time. Fine, I think we just tell the EU its not our problem its yours. We have no horse in that race. If Russia wants to take over that whole country, Whats it mean to us? Nothing. Thats your neck of the woods you deal with it, Or not.
You can't even agree on how to run the EU and you want to tell Russia to behave?
The EU utopia. Now theres a pipe dream
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So glad I'm not the only one seeing issues with what they are attempting to do.
36) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1560471)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
The problem is one that is an issue worldwide, not just Israel/Palestine. It is us & weapons.

I lived in London for 25 years & often popped into my local which was doors away from the local nick. The stories we used to hear from the off duty police officers were...

...most had the same reason. When one is attacked (& not always physical), one grabs whatever is at hand. I've heard of cases where a husband/wife has attacked & killed their partners with hammers, knives, even hacksaws (pretty certain Clyde can back this up).

Now think of that on a national level. We are all human. We are born, we die eventually. It would be nice to die in one's own bed of a natural death. Violent death especially those of women & children is but a dark stain on mankind.

Will we ever learn? I very much doubt it!
37) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1560469)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
Thanks Glenn. What made matters really bad for myself is that for 30 years I kept blaming myself. However, every time that I focused on the issues, I could not recall anything I did to deserve such abuse.

I have found that the more you empathise with people like that, the more they "push your buttons".

There were a lot of issues with the family back in the early days which I still have not found the cause of, but one always worried me. My mother never knew what I was up to while on duty(Army, Trains or Royal Mail), but my social life she was aware of. Every move I ever made was noted down in poison pen letters for many a year. I found that scary because they were precise & factual.

To see it continue for years, even after her death is...

There was even one more recently months after I walked away. In communication with a lovely woman whose advice was most welcome, I sent her a link to a photo I put on Photobucket. Within hours of uploading it, I was politely but sternly asked to take it down.

The one incident that will always be with me was the rape of my girlfriend. When my mother found out what she said was despicable coming from a woman.

"That Jewish whore wasn't the one for you" That made me wonder as to why she had 8 children!

Es99 said "It's more common than we realise" That is even scarier.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560244)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
they should not
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1560238)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
when one is
40) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1560234)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
People, fighting whatever cause that has a positive outcome for the whole universe and beyond, in general I mean:)


Fair point. However, wouldn't it be much better if we all worked together to achieve that rather than fighting?

With fighting, only injuries/death occur.


Sometimes the word fighting has a different connotation, these days, it is practically obligatory to 'fight' a cause.

Sorry Julie, I should have realised that. Being ex-military, I blame that. :-)


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