Posts by SciManStev

1) 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 1913278)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Yeah. U S of A accepts dA EDUCATED and SKILLED, then dA Country Losing these EDUCATED and SKILLED, if not Already a S**tHOLE will Move towards being a S**tHOLE, 'cause their EDUCATED and SKILLED are Leaving and Coming Here. Certainly a Country is WORSE OFF when Their EDUCATED and SKILLED Leave.

Conversely, Accepting Non-Educated and Non-Skilled Here will Intensify Lower Living Standards fO Everyone Here, and Increase Living Standards There, making a S**tHOLE Country Possibly a Non-S**tHOLE Country, or Certainly Less of One. Although with Less Educated and Skilled People, but with mO Basic Resources, Likeee Food. Maybe.

In Other Words, Migration, Immigration, Refugeein' and All Other Acceptance into Our Country has BAD CONSEQUENCES ALL AROUND.

Therfore, CLOSE dA BORDERs and Think VERY HARD 'bout who Comes and Who Goes. 'Cause IT IS ONE CAUSATIVE mO fO fO dA GOoD and BAD.

WIDE OPEN BORDERs is Definitely a BADDIE. VERY SMART WELL THOUGHT OUT Immigration Can Be a GOoDy. Maybe

A Combo of Merit-Based NOT AFFECTING NEGATIVELY dA Country Being Left, to Come Here, and Acceptance of Peoples with BASICALLY NOTHING 'cept they Be Homo Sapiens, is dA Way to Go. As Long as It Is TOTALLY CONTROLLED with NON OPEN BORDERs.

Who dA F**K Knows.

Man O Live dA Yap is SUPER Yap

So, you are saying that countries that pay for education may have an advantage?

Steve
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1912609)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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The biggest difference between natural climate change, and what is happening now is the speed of the change. It is true that the earths wobble, and solar activity affect climate, but over tens of thousands of years. Not 100 Years. What is happening now is getting faster and faster. By adding or subtracting all the current solar other earth conditions, the result just doesn't account for the measured activity. One of the big problems with man made climate change is the inertia of the system. Suppose you have a giant heavy ball on a flat surface. You shoot it with a bb gun. It does nothing. Then over 50 years, you shot it with 1000 bb guns, and it starts to roll. If you stop firing the bb's, it keeps rolling for a very long time.

I used to go back and forth on this issue, but then I dove straight into the actual science. Through out the world, there is only one large, organized group that denies that man caused it. The US Republican party, which does get a lot of its funding from the energy companies. For some reason the Republican party thinks it knows more than the 97% of climate scientists, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Greern, Neil Degrass Tyson, and others.

Steve
3) 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 1912256)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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•Oprah vs. The Donald, and The Winner Is…•

[Oprah voice]Look under your chairs!!! Everybody in the audience is getting a voter registration form!!! Yay!!![/Oprah voice]

American citizens need a reality check. Just because our current president proved that "we the people" were willing to elect an individual who had never before held public office and who had no background, training or experience with public service, it does not mean that, going forward, we have to elect ANOTHER person with an equally unsuitable resume.

I'm sure that Oprah is a lovely person, but I do not think that being a celebrity necessarily qualifies one for office.

I agree with this statement.

Steve
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1910427)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I admit I haven't read much of this thread, but this was the best place I could find to post this article.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/01/on-its-hundredth-birthday-in-1959-edward-teller-warned-the-oil-industry-about-global-warming

Steve
5) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910421)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Why-North-Korea-Is-So-Scared-of-America-113089268

This is a neutral source.

Steve
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 1909677)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I do NOT see an independent. I see a viewpoint steeped in liberal academia.


What you see is what your tribe tells you to see.
I look for solutions to problems that have a history of success.
I don't care where a solution comes from. Sometimes it is from the left, sometimes the right, and sometimes neither of them.

What I do follow is science. I have followed science my whole life, and understand it changes with new information.
My knowledge of science is not political, but fact based. It is improving every day of my life.
My view points can and do change with new information, so I do not limit myself to one ideology or another.
Nothing I am seeing with the current administration has a history of solving problems, only creating more.

Look at what happened to Kansas, and before that Michigan.
They passed similar tax legislation, and created huge problems, without the businesses coming in, and an almost total failure of their infrastructure.

So if this is a liberal view, than I'm OK with that.

Steve
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1909656)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Last minute beer run. What do you suggest? High octane and German.

EKU 28.
I wish I had some now!

Steve
8) 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 1909652)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I do read every view point I can find. With general news, there isn't much difference. With anything political, the differences can be vast.
What I am opposed to is the destruction of our government as we know it.

I see a system now where the republicans went to the corporations for a wish list, and granted it.
I see mining companies that can pollute streams, and not clean up after themselves after mining is done.
I see where the justice department is finding every crime possible, and prosecuting it, in spite of the fact that America has 6% of the worlds population, and 25% of the worlds inmates.
I see the state department with a fraction of the trained diplomats it once had. These are the people who can diffuse a misunderstanding before it occurs.
I see a total war on science, with politics taking precedent over solid peer reviewed science. Many scientists have been fired or encouraged to leave.
I see an FCC that is getting rid of net neutrality.
I see the deportation of what could be good citizens, in many categories.
I see a huge tax deficit building, while it will give an excuse to curtail Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
The US is already highest in the world of income inequality, with the 0.1% pulling in over 90% of the wealth created by the GDP.
The 90% have stagnated since the late 80's. Up to that time the 90% saw a rising portion of the wealth the country got.
This new tax law just makes this even worse.
I see health care being made worse than it already is. It costs way more here than any other country, but we are rated 27'th.
I see the EPA not helping the environment, but granting every possible wish the corporations want.
On top of everything, I see a president who seems unable to understand anything, except the corporations must always be right.
I see a constant train of lies and deceit.
I see a president who may well get into a huge war with millions of casualties. Infrastructure breaking down in this country due to war, unlike just somewhere else.


So, no, I am not at all pleased with anything I see happening, regardless of where I learn of it.
This is unfettered corporations allowed to do anything they want, without regard to any US citizen.
I find the whole situation disgusting.

Steve
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 1909629)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I am an independent, not associated with any party, but I read news from every side I can find.

https://newsstand.google.com/articles/CAIiEM0xYyRlyvtg8A7EdaWXcFMqFwgEKg8IACoHCAowlOzSATCaiDUwo9dy

Steve
10) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1909627)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-the-worlds-real-nuclear-menace-isnt-nor/f-1ae256df55%2Fcounterpunch.org

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1908664)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Tonight, I just have Budweisers, but I have a lot of them. :D

Steve
12) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908357)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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...OBLABBYs Government CONTROLLED WORLD is INSIDIOUS; SNEAKY; SHADOWWy: STEALTHy; and DownLEFTy Gunna F**K You Over while You Be SMILING and HAPPY 'cause 'THEY' OWN YOUR MIND and LIFE.

Yeah, I AGREE with OVERTURNING ANYTHING OBLABBYs WORLD has INSTITUTED. ...

Really? In reality?

Is USA politics really so simplistic? One color is always 'good' whilst the 'other' color is always 'bad'?

Regardless of what their policies are and regardless of all consequences?...

Is this the start of a new North - South civil war? Or a continuation of the battle of old flags? Or the silly old game of going "tribal"?


Meanwhile, what of the consequence, for the USA, of the internet being turned into a kind of expensively restricted (CENSORED) cable TV?!

And only in Amerika?


All only in our one world...
Martin


I agree that solutions do not always exist in one ideology or another. Ideologies are traps that prevent people from seeing solutions. I prefer to look to history, both locally, and around the world for solutions based on previous success rates. I don't care where a solution comes from, as long as it has a history of working. I also agree that solutions that have been successful in one instance, may not be in a set of different circumstances.

I am extremely concerned about the loss of Net Neutrality. I don't see a single good thing about it. It is very clear to me that the current administration is letting everything be run by the major players, without the protections for the public. If this type of attitude has existed in the past, the tobacco companies would have kept selling to everyone until everyone had died of cancer. The gas companies would have kept selling leaded gas until all the drinking water was lead contaminated. The aerosol manufactures would have kept selling chlorofluorocarbons until we had no ozone left. We need protections from run away companies that will do anything for a buck regardless of the consequences.

Steve
13) 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 1908154)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Similar legislation was tried in Kansas recently, and it did not work as intended. Police, Fire, infrastructure all but failed. Companies did not flock to Kansas, and wages did not go up.
Now they have a huge deficit and few services.

Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1907569)
Posted 16 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I don't have any mini kegs, but I do have a bunch of beer, which I will make vanish before my own eyes......

Steve
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906775)
Posted 13 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Absolutely beautiful pictures!

Steve
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906071)
Posted 10 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Brilliant set of photos, Carlos...

+1

Steve
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906019)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Mine will be closed in, in about a week. The top is canvas, and plastic, but I had screens put in so I could drive in swamps during the summer without bugs taking me out of the cab, and eating me. I can't wait for the top to get here. The snow will fill the back end without the top, but at least it has drain plugs, and a bilge pump.

Steve
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1905998)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I have been out riding my 8 wheel toy in the snow, and loving it.
Now it is time to come in, get warm, and have a few hundred cold beers. :D

Steve
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905991)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Mine has a heater, and heated hand grips. These tracks are good to about 2 and a half feet of snow, but I have a winter extension kit that has such jagged edges, it will climb a 45° ice sheet. It is a handlebar steering, and is easily very preciously controlled. I was just out in the snow again, and can't believe how well it works. It even has dual windshield wipers, head lights, and fog lights. I took it out the other night, and had no trouble seeing what was ahead. The one problem it did have, was I couldn't see the dash board, so I will add a dash board light in the next few weeks.

This thing is tremendous fun.

I have wanted one since I was 10 years old, and it's even better than I thought it would be.

Steve
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905977)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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It turns with a skid steer mechanism in low gear, and in high gear, the wheels on one side turn faster than the other side.
The brakes are standard, although I have a fan on them keeping them cool. There are a lot of options on this beast, and I intend to get many, many years of fun out of it. Everything is designed to be as easy as possible as I get older.

Steve


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