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1) Message boards : Politics : Britain Not In The EU. How Will It Effect You Personally? (Message 1798474)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Probably won't affect my life much as I live in the USA. But I do occasionally buy items online from England and as long as the pound is in the dumper things I buy are much cheaper.
2) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1798399)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
So, will the withdrawal of England from the EU cause it's downfall? Or will it be like Puerto Rico voting to leave the protection of the USA?
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Proper use of Go Fund Me (Message 1798209)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Activity has slowed down but I am happy with the results so far. Best response so far has been from members of my high school graduating class. 50th anniversary is next year and I guess they want me to come.
4) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1798052)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Personally I'm surprised they are still searching. It's been way too long.
5) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1797897)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
How much longer we all got to put up with this election ?...

Glad ours will be over in less than 13 days ...but yours is like a soap opera that never stops ..


Glenn,

Yes, this is a problem in USA politics. It seems like there is always a political campaign going on. It is annoying, for sure <wink>... But, with the political parties and election systems structured the way they are, there really is not much of an alternative.


About 6 months of jockeying for spots on the political party primary election ballots, about 6 months of campaigning for the political party primary elections, then another 6 months of campaigning for the general elections. We get a break from it for about 6 months every 2 years (on the state / federal levels). That break is frequently eaten up, however, by local election(s).

It is enough to make a person very tired / crazy. And yet many people wonder why US election voter turnout is as low as it is? Simple... Voter fatigue.

In a nutshell, many of us in the US get TIRED of the never-ending BullS**t, so they tune out and don't vote.

If it weren't for constant campaigning the big advertising agencies would have to close down.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Proper use of Go Fund Me (Message 1797699)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well, I did it. Thanks for the support. This is the account no. http://gofundme.com/2ahga64
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Proper use of Go Fund Me (Message 1797603)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I am rapidly getting to the point where I won't be able to travel away from home without assistance. My current transportation is a car with a powerchair rack on the back. Currently I am still able to load the chair, transfer to a four wheel walker and roll to the driver's side door, transfer into the car and then manhandle the walker into the back seat area. Doing this three or four times within the span of a couple of hours has become almost impossible. I've been looking for a handicapped equipped van but those that are old enough and therefore cheap enough for me to afford seem to be virtually nonexistent. Medicare doesn't consider a vehicle as a necessity and they will not assist in acquiring one. I have discovered that at a minimum a properly equipped and reasonably reliable minivan will cost me $10,000. I have seen where others have created a go fund me account seeking funds for personal needs and even though I am repulsed by the idea of begging for money I don't see many options in front of me other than becoming a shut in.

So is this a proper use of the go fund me program or not.
8) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1797557)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody

Putin's a successful thug. Thugs usually have initial success against non thugs. Doesn't make them Intelligent.
"Putin will probably meet Donald in the future."
Despite the polls.... Agree. Increasing coming to believe, after many conversations with many people, in many different occupations, varied education, etc. The Donald will win an overwhelming victory.
Perhaps a repeat of Bush/Kerry 2004. When the 'Exit Polls' showed an overwhelming victory for Kerry!
Putin 9
Donald 1

Both the same. 5 - 5?

Putin is not a thug. He hires them and make it sure that any trace to him is gone.
He still plays with humans as he did when he was a kid playing with rats in St Petersburg.
Putin has also a LONG political background going back to 1990.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin#Political_career

Donald? Well...

From your description he is a smart thug but still a thug none the less.
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : SpaceX, successful launch, but a crash landing (Message 1797014)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody

The Poms have a guy working on a jet rocket hybrid type engine maybe Space - X needs to rethink what there doing or quickly fall behind .

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Think this is what you mean Darth :-)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ_a21fPkYM

Someone building shuttle engines after everyone has decided the shuttle concept is dead after it killed 14 because crap falls off it on ascent and exhaust gases can go sideways into the gas tank? Wonder how he expects to put a jet engine in the middle of a cigar tube rocket?

Don't get me wrong, it will have its application. But it is going to be on some military killing machine.

Your comments were very harsh and unfair to the shuttle and the shuttle program which by and large was a huge success. I remember before the first shuttle launch they were expecting a 25% failure rate. Had that been the case they never would have gotten past the 8th launch.
10) Message boards : Politics : Electric cars - Right move? (Message 1796775)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
How "green" is the making of the batteries?
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : New Calculation Shows We’ll Make Contact With Aliens in About 1,500 Years (Message 1796774)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'd say somewhere between now and then is a good guess.
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : SpaceX, successful launch, but a crash landing (Message 1796773)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
All the hoopla about SpaceX being a private venture. Last time I checked Boeing and Lockheed Martin are private companies. SpaceX is now just another government contractor and has to meet the same requirements as the others.

Failure to land after launch isn't a game breaker for the government but I'm sure some of the reason for SpaceX's lower cost is based on reuseability.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Miller-Urey experiment / creation of biological life (Message 1796586)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I want them to build me a new totally functioning body and then transfer the contents of my brain into it. ;)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Some stance indeed (Message 1796417)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Good for him. Never too old to learn something new.
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : LIGO detected gravitational waves at last! (Message 1796415)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I saw on the science channel that one object's gravity can influence another object over a distance of several light years. Does anyone know whether this influence propagates at the speed of light or is it instantaneous?
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Miller-Urey experiment / creation of biological life (Message 1796242)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Would or will it be a good thing when or if scientists actually create a living organism with such an experiment?
17) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1795828)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Latest news is that he overpowered a police officer at the door who tried to stop him from getting into the club.

It has also been reported that this guy had been questioned by the FBI at least twice but under the current guidelines was let go.
18) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1795766)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It really doesn't matter, permit or no permit a terrorist will find a way to get the weapon of his choice. It is a sad day and I do feel sympathy towards the families of the victims. Nothing anyone can say will assuage their grief in this moment.

It is a bit surprising to me that this guy picked the location he did and not one of the big attractions like Disney World. probably because it would have been more difficult to sneak his weapons by security.

In one respect ISIS is winning this war by forcing even everyday events to beef up security and causing would be guests to consider staying safely at home due to fear of exposure.
19) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1795734)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well, it finally happened in my backyard, so to speak. I was planning a trip into Orlando this afternoon to look at a handicapped equipped van I might buy but decided to stay home today.

You can't blame this one on gun laws as this person was a security guard and had a concealed weapons permit. Makes me wonder how many sleeper cells there are around the world just waiting for the call to action.
20) Message boards : Politics : Totally sick and life imprisonment is to good for this scum (Message 1795328)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
All I know is that if this had happened to one of my nieces or nephews I would have no problem with executing the man by whatever means available and I am generally against capital punishment.

This incident and the contents of this thread reminds me of the movie "A Clockwork Orange". I just read there were two endings to the book. The first with one less chapter than the second was released in America where Alex suffered the full fate he deserved, the second ending had Alex reforming in the end and mending his ways.


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