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1) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1580786)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I read the article and all I can say is that I would have tried to get everyone this man has been in contact with since leaving Africa under observation. This makes it obvious to me that all commercial flights out of the region should be suspended and private flights highly monitored.
2) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1580561)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
My plan is to stay home 99% of the time. Oops. I already do that. I also plan to stay away from hospitals and theme parks, like Disney World.
3) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1580447)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Geez, it's space year 2014, the USA is one of the richest countries in the world, and they're still having trouble with a water supply?!

I can understand Saharan Africa having problems, but America?

The water is available, to those who pay their utility bill. I still don't know what the big deal is, I have to pay my utility bill to keep the tap flowing as do most people in the USA.
4) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1580136)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
As with XP, I will stay with Win 7 Pro until they don't support it anymore, or until I get a new computer.
5) Message boards : Politics : Greed in Space (Message 1579745)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
That statement of mine applied to EvE-Online, where 'ice' is refined for various isotopes, etc., primarily used for (in EvE-Online) fuel for both Player-Owned space stations and for fueling 'jump drives'. In other words, total fiction. Not for Real-life purposes.

As to HeĀ³ being the 'fuel of the future', well, it is kinda rare down here on the Earth, and its most convenient source to us would require 'strip-mining' the moon, which is against various international treaties.

Oh I see. I missed the part where you said it related to EVE. My bad :)

As for those international treaties, they can be amended if it turns out that strip mining the moon for He3 is profitable enough for the human race as a whole. And while the moon is the closest source, Im sure there are other sources as well.

I agree about the treaty. It was one of those feel good agreements that, at the time, had no impact on anything. The moon isn't the earth as it has no ecology to damage.
6) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1579744)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Maybe it's a methane iceberg.
7) Message boards : Politics : Greed in Space (Message 1579364)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Doesn't matter what the valuable commodity is. When it become practical to retrieve the stuff some will be willing to work hard to bring it back while others will opt to just steal it. Especially if the people who object to putting any weapons in space rule the day.
8) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1579273)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Isn't the middle east supposed to be out of oil by now? I read twenty years ago that there was only about ten years worth of oil left in that region.
9) Message boards : Politics : Greed in Space (Message 1579223)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I don't see humans becoming any better than we are now. I think Gene Roddenberry was way to optimistic in his view of the future of mankind.
10) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1579109)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
My definition of the difference between rich republican politicians and rich democratic politicians is, the republicans don't feel guilty about how they got rich and the dems do. The only problem is the dems want to make up for their theft by taxing the rest of us working people into extinction and give what they don't steal to those who have never and will never put in a honest day's work so those people will help to keep them in office.
11) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1578752)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just don't understand how that regime stays afloat. The North Korean leadership makes other despicable dictators look like saints in comparison.
12) Message boards : Politics : Greed in Space (Message 1578600)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
But hypothetically, once it becomes viable, of course you will get space wars over resources. Its a given.

Given what I consider to be a fact that the resources out there are infinite I find that to be most unlikely.

You, my friend are a dreamer. If and when humans get around to mining the resources to be found in our solar system there will be other humans trying to bypass the work part and hijack the goods. They are known as pirates. There were plenty of resources in the new world 500 years ago but it didn't keep pirates from stealing the cargos then and a plentiful supply won't prevent piracy in the future, whether on the high seas or in space.
13) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1578598)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The topic is that Eric Holder is resigning as attorney general of the USA and Cliff believes he is the greatest civil rights proponent since Robert Kennedy held that office. But as he is not dying that I know of he will still be around to fight the fight, just not as the attorney general.
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1578346)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think we are like a group of ants residing on a few bricks on the side of a large mansion trying to describe their universe based on the immediate surroundings. This is not a new revelation, I borrowed it from the TV series Babylon 5.
15) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1578343)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
OK, now it makes more sense, whether the statement is correct is debateable. I never read into a statement any words that are not there, hence my confusion.
16) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1577877)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
You still haven't explained the link between the title of this thread and the content. Robert Kennedy has been dead since 1968.
17) Message boards : Politics : Civil Rights will soon be losing its biggest champion since Robert Kennedy! (Message 1577774)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What's this got to do with Robert Kennedy?
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1577773)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'll bet her math is flawed somewhere.
19) Message boards : Politics : A basic income for all? (Message 1577614)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The car you drive is an expert system and is becoming more so with each new model year.

I'll call it an expert system when my car drives me.
I don't consider not having to pull out the choke to start my car much of an expert system.

Are you an 'Old Timer' like me?

Does anyone remember the 'Manual' Choke and 'Vacuum' Windshield Wipers?



I'm a 'semi-old timer' and I still drive a manual choke. I refuse to buy a smartphone and flat screen TV as well.


Julie, I too held out with my old CRT TV until it died. But now after owning a 40" flat screen LCD TV I wonder why I waited so long.

Back to the topic at hand. A question. Would everyone get the same basic do nothing income? Would they also get a basic place to live and decent medical care?
20) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1577024)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
If this thing becomes big enough it could solve the man caused part of global warming.

I have said all along that if we don't implement a solution to the real problem facing this planet (overpopulation) that mother nature would. Even if 80% of the world's human population were to secumb to this or another plague over 1.4 billion people would be survivors.

I have seen other people here post that the planet can easily support a population of 10 billion but I strongly disagree.


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