Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1914477)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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stretcher of some kind?
2) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914453)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Pence proves no compromise and it is a Republican Shutdown
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/21/politics/pence-immigration-government-shutdown/index.html
Military facility near the Syrian border (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence told US service members on Sunday that immigration talks between lawmakers and the White House couldn't proceed until the government reopens.
3) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1914384)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Funny thing about Americans using reference to other countries past to make a point while forgetting their own.

As stated, obvious to any non-ist human.
4) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914383)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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That is not a compromise.
The art of the Deal. a/k/a Dewey, Cheatem & Howe

BTW why are they tied? Tied together is not compromise. Let each stand on its own merits.

That's right, tRump can't allow that, DACA would pass and the wall would be dead. No wall, shut it down!
5) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914311)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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As stated, it was the Republicans who shut the government down. Thanks for the confirmation.
6) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914298)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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So sorry to inform of your ignorance, bills pass the Senate with 51 votes.

Trump says "For those asking, the Republicans only have 51 votes in the Senate, and they need 60".
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/954680914998648833

Interesting.
It appears that the 60 votes needed. Was only if the Democrats threatened a Filibuster. But since they didn't.
Both Trump and I are mistaken. But I don't matter :) - Trump does :(

I wonder if Trump have read this :)
https://www.house.gov/the-house-explained/the-legislative-process
Again, a simple majority (51 of 100) passes the bill.

tRump won't read, or be educated. He likes ignorance, because it is bliss. Just like his gymnasty with the porn star.
7) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1914296)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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A person surely can't be that simple.

Cheers.

There are bots.
8) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1914281)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Ah, confirmation.
9) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914263)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Not much chance of the bill passing when 4 Republican Senators voted against it.

Republicans are going to have to do better than this, if they want to be still in control next year.

Inconvenient Fact:

The Senate needs 60 votes and there are only 51 Republicans.

So sorry to inform of your ignorance, bills pass the Senate with 51 votes.

Some procedural motions and veto overrides require super majorities.

As a former teacher you really should know how the government works.


The truth of the matter is Mitch McConnel personally shut the government down. Instead of asking for a procedural vote on the bill allowing it to be voted upon, which would have passed, he went for a higher bar and asked for debate to be cut off.
Of course he knew 4 Republican senators would have voted no on the bill but by going for a debate cutoff he attempts to deflect blame. People who aren't in right wingnut totalitarian echo chambers know who is guilty. Mitch McConnel, tRump and the Republicans.
10) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914262)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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it's the 'Other' Party's fault. So all the People have to do is determine just who the members of this 'Other' Party are and remove them from power in the next election..............think about it.
As long as there is other it will be the same, so perhaps time to get rid of the failed two party system and go European with proportional representation and dump winner take all.
11) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914244)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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I didn't know that the US, Russia and China was at war with each other.

Their respective oligarch's are.
12) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1914243)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Google MS St Louis.

And that is relevant to my post... because... ?

Siran
Read your post again, the answer is there :-)

Please quote the attribution, with emphasis, of what you are referring to.

Unnecessary, any non-ist human can see it.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1914240)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks time.

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid has been classed a 'potentially hazardous' by Nasa and will fly past at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh).

This makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world's quickest manned aircraft - the hypersonic North American X-15, which travelled at 4,520mph (7,300kmh).

It will pass.

Depending on what one reads as to whether the space shuttle qualifies as an aircraft as well as a spacecraft it flew through the air considerably faster than the X-15.

Someone has dropped the word manned. Or don't those classified black projects count?
14) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914172)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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I see the Republicans have shut the government down again. Simply won't allow DACA after tRump said send me the bill, I'll sign it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/more-blame-republicans-than-democrats-for-potential-government-shutdown-post-abc-poll-finds/2018/01/19/c4fce2f6-fd32-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?utm_term=.32ed341196a6
By a 20-point margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans rather than Democrats for a potential government shutdown, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

A 48 percent plurality says Trump and congressional Republicans are mainly responsible for the situation resulting from disagreements over immigration laws and border security, while 28 percent fault Democrats. A sizable 18 percent volunteer that both parties are equally responsible. Political independents drive the lopsided margin of blame, saying by 46 to 25 percent margin that Republicans and Trump are responsible for the situation.
15) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914171)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Making America Great Again:
Now that there isn't net neutrality, and there are surcharges for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. there is a mad rush to levy taxes on the surcharges.

More Republican Regressive Tax Increases! Make it great!

What is regressive?
All sales taxes are regressive.
16) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914130)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Making America Great Again:
Now that there isn't net neutrality, and there are surcharges for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. there is a mad rush to levy taxes on the surcharges.

More Republican Regressive Tax Increases! Make it great!
17) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914101)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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And exactly how is Doggy-Doo different from the expletive used by President Trump?

It's feces picked up by the clean end. har...
+1

A 'Rose' by any other name.............

Yep, unable to process the difference between vulgarity and civility.
18) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914072)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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Making America Great Again ...
http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-cfpb-payday-lenders-20180119-story.html
In what would be a laughable move if it wasn’t so incredibly tragic, the Trump administration’s newly emasculated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week sided with payday lenders over consumers.

You heard right. The CFPB, now led by an appointee of a businessman-politician whose companies have gone bankrupt a half-dozen times, has decided to back off from a planned crackdown on one of the financial sector’s most blood-sucking industries.
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On payday lending, the bureau said in a terse statement it will “reconsider” the first federal rules providing oversight of short-term loans, including car title loans.

This is a nearly $50-billion industry, preying on millions of low-income people living paycheck to paycheck.

Say a customer borrows $400. He or she would be obligated to repay the loan within two weeks, plus $60 in interest and fees — the equivalent of an annual percentage rate of more than 300%.

If the loan can’t be repaid — and all too often it can’t — the borrower’s obligation gets rolled over into a new loan, resulting in a never-ending cycle of high-interest debt.
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Clearly there’s a role for short-term loans in uncertain economic times. The CFPB’s rules were intended to prevent people from falling into inescapable debt traps.

They require lenders to check up front whether borrowers are capable of repaying loans within 30 days and still meet basic living expenses. They also limit how many loans a borrower can receive within a certain time period.

Most of the rules aren’t set to go into effect until August 2019.

But the payday loan industry, sensing the demise of thousands of bottom-feeding lenders if they can no longer keep people on the hook for months or years, wasted no time in lobbying aggressively to keep the CFPB at bay. That lobbying is now paying off.
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Advance America, the country’s largest payday lender, issued a statement saying the CFPB’s move “signals a welcome return to the agency’s central mission of serving as an independent, nonpartisan government agency that protects and empowers consumers and advances evidence-based rulemaking.”
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“President Trump came into office promising to remember the forgotten people that are struggling throughout middle America,” said Christopher Peterson, a senior fellow at the Consumer Federation of America. “Instead, the administration has taken the side of predatory payday lenders that collect triple-digit interest debts from our most vulnerable families.”

Underlining that point, the CFPB also announced Thursday it was dropping a lawsuit against a group of payday lenders that allegedly duped customers by failing to reveal annual interest rates of nearly 1,000%.
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The bureau is currently overseen on an interim basis by the White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, who once called the bureau a “sick, sad joke.” The former director, Richard Cordray, stepped down in November.
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Now the bureau says it “helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary or unduly burdensome regulations.”

Apparently rules that prevent predatory lenders from taking advantage of people who are financially vulnerable or unsophisticated fall into the category of “unnecessary or unduly burdensome.”
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Actions speak louder than words. What Mulvaney is really saying on behalf of Trump is that there’s a new consumer sheriff in town, and this sheriff is perfectly content to hang around the saloon and let the town look after itself.

We’ve all seen that movie. It never ends well for townsfolk.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel security flaw (Message 1914065)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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I was kind of thinking the same thing, the reach of technology today vs. when the trash 80 was king, it's huge. Not saying it can't be done, but the ROI, well, it had best be a quantum improvement for that much disruption. Or else if this turns out to be the tip of the x86 bug iceberg, that would certainly drive it forward at a more brisk pace. But still, it would be a massive undertaking.

Not. But I understand few people realize how easy it is, except perhaps for M$ closed system.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this 85-90% of the computing world today?
Most of the computing world today is some variant of Unix. Most of the computing world today isn't a desktop computer. Most of it is some Internet of Things device or a smartphone.
20) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914013)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor*
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https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/011818zr1_b97c.pdf
Does SCOTUS support entrenched dictatorships?


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