Posts by Robert Waite

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1851687)
Posted 26 Feb 2017 by Profile Robert Waite
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Two years ago, you were almost blind too. Not much of a change eh, after all.
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73850&postid=1469000#1469000

But of course, being almost blind, you shouldn't keep your drivers license.
I'm sure your doctor will make sure you don't drive. It would be reckless and dangerous....
If not, and since everyone here knows your name, and where you live, I guess it would be a
service to society if your almost blindness was reported to the police, so that they can make sure that you do not drive a car any longer.


I'm more concerned with his ability to wire a firetruck properly.
Is it a moral responsibility of a citizen to report dangers to the authorities?

We have an admission of the progression of blindness, which he says could occur within a time period of a few months.
Not only does this person drive a car on public roadways, he is also involved at the manufacturing stage of emergency vehicles.

Are we, the untold numbers of citizens viewing this thread, obligated to report to both civil authorities and the company this person is employed by?
Does knowledge of this person's impairment involve those who have read this thread in a liable suit if Mark kills someone while driving or if firetrucks all across North America start failing during emergency situations?

Any lawyers out there willing to offer advice on this situation?


If I were impaired to the point of not being able to do my job properly, no team of lawyers would be needed to ask me to step down. I can see the circuit numbers on the wires.
I can still do my job properly and accurately.
You can go to hell with that post.
That was a sick post, and unwarranted, at best.


Your comfort level is outside the question being asked.
Are citizens, with first hand knowledge of visual impairment growing within another, obliged by law to report that information to civil authorities and to employers who may become the target of lawsuits if emergency vehicles start to fail?

I'd be outraged if an American citizen, having read Mark's admission, were found partially liable by way of NOT reporting.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1851673)
Posted 26 Feb 2017 by Profile Robert Waite
Post:
Two years ago, you were almost blind too. Not much of a change eh, after all.
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73850&postid=1469000#1469000

But of course, being almost blind, you shouldn't keep your drivers license.
I'm sure your doctor will make sure you don't drive. It would be reckless and dangerous....
If not, and since everyone here knows your name, and where you live, I guess it would be a
service to society if your almost blindness was reported to the police, so that they can make sure that you do not drive a car any longer.


I'm more concerned with his ability to wire a firetruck properly.
Is it a moral responsibility of a citizen to report dangers to the authorities?

We have an admission of the progression of blindness, which he says could occur within a time period of a few months.
Not only does this person drive a car on public roadways, he is also involved at the manufacturing stage of emergency vehicles.

Are we, the untold numbers of citizens viewing this thread, obligated to report to both civil authorities and the company this person is employed by?
Does knowledge of this person's impairment involve those who have read this thread in a liable suit if Mark kills someone while driving or if firetrucks all across North America start failing during emergency situations?

Any lawyers out there willing to offer advice on this situation?
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1851120)
Posted 25 Feb 2017 by Profile Robert Waite
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Ya ya, women, whadya gonna do, huh?
Oh well, bottoms up.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Every Second Counts (Message 1847225)
Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Profile Robert Waite
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I saved the site in my favorites and can't wait for the other flags to light up.
Great find Umteenth Snark.
Thanks for sharing it.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1839454)
Posted 1 Jan 2017 by Profile Robert Waite
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wtf have I been reading here????
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1833933)
Posted 3 Dec 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Every morning, I leave my bed and check them. And then I go back to bed to try to get some more sleep.

I am getting older, and it is getting increasingly harder to do that.


We're the same age, so I can relate to the difficulties of leaving the bed to check the computer.
I have but one computer to look at and it exhausts me, I cannot imagine looking at several.

Your efforts every morning are at par with those of a Kentucky coal miner on a double shift and you put everyone with only a single rig to shame.
I better not see anyone else complaining about how hard it is to check their single computer again.
You sir, are the Uberman.
27) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1829890)
Posted 11 Nov 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Thanks a lot America.
With the Trump victory embolding them, our Canadian extreme rightist lunatic fringe is spouting off louder than ever.

Fortunately, we have 3 years before our next federal election.
28) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1824120)
Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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I am a white, union member, working class male.
I support women.
I do not pretend to have greater understanding of the pressures women face in life. I do not belittle women because their experiences are different than mine.
What I do is extend my support to women with the belief that they know more about the experience of being a woman than I do.
If women say the playing field is tilted against them, my reaction is not to argue, rather, I seek ways to level the field.

Some of you fellow SETI members should take a time out from your attacks and actually consider what women are facing in our society.

Trump is a pig. Those who justify his behaviours are pigs.
Pull your heads out of your arses and take a look around. The times, they are a changin'.
29) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1824059)
Posted 13 Oct 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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No worries For the Children... she can handle herself very well.
I've been following this thread with great delight as Es99 plays Whack-a-Mole with some lesser intellects.
I'm under Dr's orders to avoid stressful situations, such as jousting with the yapping coyotes, so I rarely get involved these days.
30) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1814734)
Posted 2 Sep 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Rising tides really do lift all boats.


Wrong.
The boats anchored to bottom end up being swamped.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kitties will still be hangin' around. (Message 1805906)
Posted 30 Jul 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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I am also entitled, by my extensive history and dedicated work here on the project to have a little more to say than some.


That's very Republican of you.
That same level of deep thought and social conscience is what allowed the property owning, wealthy white males the exclusive right to vote in the early years of your country.

You've got a few centuries of thinking to catch up on.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lost in space. (Message 1805669)
Posted 29 Jul 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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"Well, a long, long, long time ago there was this puddle of chemicals... a primordial goo, as Q on Star Trek would call it, and ..." that primordial goo learned to become self contained in a coating of skin which allowed the goo to become mobile, thus permitting the goo to invent beer.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Uli!!!!!!! (Message 1803951)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Happy Birthday Uli
I'm glad you had a great day, you deserve it. xoxoxo
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Name your top 3+ music artists (Message 1801781)
Posted 9 Jul 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Hmm, just three huh?

1) Neil Young
2) Bachman Turner Overdrive
3) The Beatles

If I were stuck on a deserted island, I would be happy with my choices.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A reader's corner (Message 1801171)
Posted 6 Jul 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Just started this one yesterday

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ancestor%27s_Tale
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A reader's corner (Message 1799386)
Posted 29 Jun 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/the-road/


I just finished this one. Wow
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : my 1st seti-home milestone (Message 1799381)
Posted 29 Jun 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Feels good, doesn't it?
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Something kitty this way comes....the kitties are back. (Message 1797248)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Most of us have learned that a little civility goes a long way.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A reader's corner (Message 1795945)
Posted 13 Jun 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Money-History-Billionaires-Radical/dp/0385535597?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

This book exposes the puppet masters and shows us what inherited wealth does to some people's minds.
The sense of entitlement shown by some of these lifeforms is astonishing.
40) Message boards : Politics : Boxing should be illegal (Message 1794277)
Posted 7 Jun 2016 by Profile Robert Waite
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Illegal?
I don't know the answer to that question.
Personally, at the age of 59, I find myself dealing with the consequences of a lifetime spent playing football. There's no telling how many thousands of times my poor little brain was slightly or heavily scrambled in the years 1967 to 1984.

I came up when the helmet was used as a weapon by us linemen during every play and the head slap, or forearm club, was permitted.
Form tackling was the preferred method of attack on the ball carrier, which is to say, driving one's forehead into the chest or helmet of the person you were tackling to keep them from gaining that extra yard as they were going to the ground.

Every play run during games and practices meant contact to the head if you played on either side of the ball in a line position.
Little regard was given to brain injuries such as concussions in the old days and I either kept playing after getting my "bell rung" or was sent back in very quickly after the how many fingers am I holding up test.

Do I regret playing? Sometimes I do.
Would I ban these types of sports? No, but I'd support outlawing kids under the age of 15 participating and I'd take even greater care to oversee the treatment of head injuries.


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