Posts by Michael Belanger, W1DGL

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 2040351)
Posted 25 Mar 2020 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Another in JN Chaney's "Ruins of the Galaxy" series, "Imminent Failure".
Also assisting Mr. Chaney (among other people) with suggesting edits/corrections to a couple of newer, as-yet unpublished books.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 104 (Message 2040350)
Posted 25 Mar 2020 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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poofing
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 104 (Message 2028927)
Posted 24 Jan 2020 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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award
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 104 (Message 2028831)
Posted 23 Jan 2020 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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doodle
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 2006261)
Posted 8 Aug 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Another in a series of books by JN Chaney, "Resident Son".
Just finished reading another one of his, "Ruins of the Galaxy", and re-read the entire "Renegade" series (all 11 of them) in less than a week, expecting the next in the series (#12) to come out sometime this coming weekend.
I'll probably have that one read in full by late next week.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 102 (Message 2006251)
Posted 8 Aug 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Simon (Templar)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns & Limericks (Message 2006230)
Posted 7 Aug 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Ate the cat's dinner by mistake.
Don’t ask meoww.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 2006229)
Posted 7 Aug 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Rimini , Italy , went to the local church for confession. When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said:

"Father, during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our neighbourhood knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic."

The priest replied: "That was a wonderful thing you did, and you have no need to confess that."

"There is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual favours. This happened several times a week, and sometimes twice on Sundays."

The priest said, "That was a long time ago and by doing what you did, you placed the two of you in great danger, but two people under those circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However, if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven."

"Thank you, Father. That is a great load off my mind. I do have one more question."

"And what is that?" asked the priest.

"Should I tell her the war is over?''
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 1996780)
Posted 4 Jun 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Just finished another in JN Chaney's "Orion" series ("Orion Protected"). Prior to that, I read his most recent (Book #2) in "The Constable" series, "The Constable Returns". He has at least 3-4 series out now (the "Renegade", "Orion", "Reaper") with "The Constable" series being one of the 'back-stories' to one of the characters in his main series, "Renegade" - there's also another character's back-story, "Nameless".
Also read Ryk Brown's most recent entry (Book #12. "A Price Too High") in his "Frontiers Saga - Part 2" series (he's planned on 5 Parts, 15 books per Part).

Yeah, I'm a sci-fi fan.
Sometimes, I'll read a book cover-to-cover in one sitting, other times, it'll take me several days, it just depends on the book.
e-books are the way I read, otherwise I wouldn't have room for all of them in this small apartment, even paperbacks.
Kindle e-Reader (4th Gen), Kindle app (Windows and iOS for the iMac)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Anybody bummed about The Game of Thrones ending, and what did you think about it? (Message 1996776)
Posted 4 Jun 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Although I'll have to agree with many that the entire final season could have been done better (or differently), overall, I liked it.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1996775)
Posted 4 Jun 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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complete
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1996538)
Posted 3 Jun 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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open
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1994090)
Posted 17 May 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Monkees
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1994085)
Posted 17 May 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Peter
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1993074)
Posted 8 May 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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glowing
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1992644)
Posted 5 May 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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communicable
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 101 (Message 1991841)
Posted 29 Apr 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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flexible
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Alien inter-dimensional intelligence (Message 1991839)
Posted 29 Apr 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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Ummm.....serious doubts here, regardless if this is a satire or not:

http://bestusanews.com/2019/04/on-28-january-our-world-was-officially-contacted-by-an-alien-inter-dimensional-intelligence/?fbclid=IwAR05hAPb8BHdL1ZiDdwh3jAff6YGyKqCnu1kKNCRFbJBYgRgBAviVSPo_dI
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 100 (Message 1990594)
Posted 19 Apr 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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cowgirl
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1990593)
Posted 19 Apr 2019 by Profile Michael Belanger, W1DGL
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HOW DO COURT RECORDERS KEEP STRAIGHT FACES????
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
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ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
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ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
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ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
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ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
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ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
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ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
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ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
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ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
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ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid
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ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
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ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
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ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
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ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
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ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...
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ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
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ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

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And last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.


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