Posts by Angela

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1850348)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Hello Friends, and welcome to the latest installment of the Critter Cafe.

If you are new to us, this is a place where Critter People come together to talk about whatever is on their critter-lovin minds.

All are welcome here. Nothing is "off topic" in the Critter Cafe, but I do ask that people be mindful of forum rules and conventions.

To start us out in our new thread, here is a picture of a couple of our snuggling critters - Joker and his sister Riddler:

2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1850347)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Never mind. Eric had a terrific picture right on tap.

I will lock this thread and start a new one now.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1850346)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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I guess I should start a new thread.

I like starting new Critter Cafes with a picture and it may take me some time to find one. I'm going to have a crazy work week and we have house guests arriving on Thursday. It may take me a couple of weeks to find a good picture and start a new thread.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Richard Hatch dies Feb. 7 2017 (Message 1849416)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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R.I.P.
5) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1849378)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Angela has the cajones to actually quote my post and then delete it with her mod button.
I do declare, this is the first time ever I have witnessed such arrogance.

Wow.


An oversight. My apologies. I have hidden my post that quoted your post.
6) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1849375)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.

Incorrect. Organizations like the ACLU protect your right to free speech. As a civil libertarian, I defend to the freakin' hilt your legal right to free speech, even though I do not agree with your positions.

What you confuse is your legal right to free speech vs the social repercussions you may face upon spewing hatred. You will not go to jail for spewing hate. You may lose your job for spewing hate if your company feels that you are a detriment to their brand name. You may lose business if you spew hate, if your customers vote with their pocket books. You may lose friends if you spew hate. Free speech is your legal right, but it does not come without a social cost. Please do not confuse legal consequences with social consequences.



You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.

And you created "us" every time you pulled a trigger.




You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.

And you created "us" when you tried to take away our constitutional rights by elevating Christianity over the beliefs or non-beliefs of others.




You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists. You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic. You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

Well, if the basket fits...




You created "us" when you attacked our flag.

Symbols should be treated as such, by both sides. Sometimes we revere them. Sometimes we become upset when they do not stand for what they should stand for. And by the by... it is your "peeps" who wear flag undies and bikinis and other unmentionables. That seems like desecration to me.




You created "us" when you took God out of our schools.

God does not belong in public schools. Thomas Jefferson wrote "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." In the Jeffersonian meaning of the phrase I say, "Build that wall. Build that wall. Build that wall."




You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.

And you created us when you developed a distorted sense of feminism.




You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.

I think the snowflakes are not as soft as you have judged them to be...




You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

I stand by every progressive vote I have ever cast.




You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.

If your way of life infringes upon the rights of others, then please be prepared to accept the social consequences.




You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.

Control is a subjective term and open to debate.




You created "us" the silent majority.

Might I remind you of a recent popular vote count. And by the way... your people are older and passing away faster.




You created "us" when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.

Of course I do not condone murder, but I would like to point out that you created us when systematic abuse by law enforcement officers started showing up regularly on our computers and televisions. We should have worked on better law enforcement training, education and enforcement of the enforcers long ago.



You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.

Oh please. More of you have benefited from health care changes than have been injured!




You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

Your CEOs moved them. I'm sorry you were victimized by the capitalism you so love. By the way, I'm also sorry that so many of your peeps pride themselves in not investing heavily in education. Jobs for the well educated are not in such short supply 'round here...




You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat during our National Anthem.

Nonsense. See above note about symbols.




You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

Please see above note about those helped by recent healthcare changes.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace Wingdi.. (Message 1849349)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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R.I.P.

Julie, may warm memories of Jeroen sustain you as you grieve the loss of a dear friend.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part IV (Message 1848982)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1848605)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1847981)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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The admins listen to me. You should too.

I report what I see, and also have the ear of Eric and Jeff when they are available.


Eric does not preferentially listen to any one poster. Eric does his best to address problems reported by a wide variety of project participants.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1846913)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully exercise my duty as President of the United Raccoon States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the right of all Raccoons in America to look cute and receive gifts of food".


LOL!!!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Every Second Counts (Message 1846776)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Hilarious!!! Eric and I sat and watched it together. Hilarious!!!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The English Cafe (Message 1845599)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Not a chance, do you propose taking the "i" out of potassium, sodium, and magnesium as well.


You forgot titanium...

Ok W.K.... I will bet you a pile of PLATINUM that, were you plagued with the dreaded BOTULINUM virus in your DUODENUM, or perhaps in your JEJUNUM, and you couldn't be cured by a tincture of MOLYBDENUM or cured by drinking a MAGNUM of champagne, that you would have better things to complain about than my glorious 'Murrican dialectal efficiency!!!

Good day, sir!!!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What do you do with Christmas trees afterwards (Message 1844450)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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A noble enterprise.


That was a FIRocious pun, Mr. Betreger.

Thank you. I WOOD love to play with YEW. I have been PINEing for a pun war for TREE or four months now. The s@h BRANCH of Jim's old pun room has been abandoned and nobody appears to be around to SPRUCE the place up. Well, I won't bother to CONIFER with my colleague Jim before accepting your invitation. I may, however, send him a pm and NEEDLE him to play along with us.

Your PITCH, good sir.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1844447)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Love the police blotter!

The feeder is clearly a kindred spirit to many here.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1844188)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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I guess I won't post anything like that again, too much emotions come out.

Actually, I think your post resulted in a very interesting discussion. Please post anything you wish here, that is within forum rules. Nothing is considered to be "off topic" in the Critter Cafe!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1844117)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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What I find most interesting is the exorbitant value that appears to be placed on youth.

I enjoyed being 18. I enjoyed being 25. I enjoyed being 35. I enjoyed being 45. I hope to someday enjoy being 55, or 65, or 75 or maybe even 85. There is something special about each age. Every age has value. 'Ol Pookers and I share generational knowledge and generational experience that strengthen our relationship as a couple, as we dance across the decades together.

I therefore dedicate the following Classic Steely Dan song to all of the lusty livers out there who think that dating a 19 year old would be great, just great...
Gentlemen, be careful what you wish for!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1844104)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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I'm 60 years old, and socially accepted or not, my mind never wandered away like I've seen from some other old(er) men here.

Well, you know... "hope springs eternal"

I've actually enjoyed this discussion. Nothing is "off topic" in the Critter Cafe!!!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1844068)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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...Touché madam, touché :-))) Oh worra swizz!!! Not fair :-(

Here you go, my friend...





...But define "socially acceptable"? Example elderly gentleman arrives at a social bash with some eye candy on his arm. Introduces her as his "Niece". Everybody knows full well that she isn't, but 100% of men think lucky so & so, many women think good luck to her.

The couple has violated social norms. Per your very scenario, all the men and "many" of the women are instantly aware that a social norm has been broken. A male reaction of envy does not invalidate the simultaneous male awareness that a social norm has been violated.

Violation of social norms always comes with a cost. If I sneeze on people while riding a bus, people will direct angry looks in my direction. If I go to dinner at a friend's house, spit out a mouthful of her boeuf bourguignon and exclaim that it tastes like raccoon jerky, I will lose a friend. If I put up a sign in my front yard espousing some hateful and intolerant message, my neighbors will ostracize me and perhaps even protest, vociferously, on the sidewalk in front of my home. Different violations of social norms result in different costs, but all violations incur a social "penalty" of some sort.

Sneezing on people is not illegal. Hating a friend's cooking is not illegal. Espousing hate and intolerance is not illegal. Dating outside of "the forumla" is not illegal (provided, of course, that the "eye candy" is at least 18 years old.) The social penalty that the elderly gentleman and his "niece" incur is being "JUDGED" in some way by more than half the people attending the social bash.

If being judged by others each time they step out into public is a price they are willing to pay, well... good luck to them!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1843943)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Cute doggie, Wiggo! Thanks for sharing her picture with us.


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