Posts by William Rothamel

1) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2092418)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
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This moron thinks that if Joe got to get things done: the country, the economy, and our dollar would fall further into deep decline.
I lived thru Jimmie Carter and it took us a long time to survive and recover. That is where we are headed now.

Please don't wish socialistic evil on our way of life, institutions and occupations.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Aliens may have already VISITED Earth (Message 2092347)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
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I think that course of action would be rather foolhardy and considered as an act of war, whether against a manned device or a drone.


I sincerely doubt that "they" are solid objects.----point of order--- our spy planes and drones were shot down a few times by the Russians and the Iranians and we never went to war over it.
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Aliens may have already VISITED Earth (Message 2092284)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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Are they "solid objects" or optical illusions ?. Do they appear on radar ? If so are they reflection from clouds. As I have said if they pose a threat to our security then lets try to shoot one down . That should tell us a lot more than speculation.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Aliens may have already VISITED Earth (Message 2092217)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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but also being tolerant of others views with which we may disagree.




Here is one for all of us philosophers here on the Forum.

Do you tolerate fools or do you try to reason with them and point out the consequences and conditions for or of their beliefs, if true or enacted.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Aliens may have already VISITED Earth (Message 2092216)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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So true--good scold !
6) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2092094)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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Down a MERE 2 cents this time.


For the record : The "cheapest" stations here in Middle Tennessee have gone this past week from $2.89 to $3.29 as a group it seems--so far no shortages though ala Jimmy Carter. Now looking at $50 fill-ups in my midsize sedan. I am a luddite who worked at gas stations during high school ; regular was 24.9 and premium was 26.9. I laughed at a guy who brought his big Buick in and filled up for $6.00. Drove to Florida with my mother in early 50's and a gas war had it for 19.9. In Iran gas was 12 cents per liter (8 rials) back in 1978. Now it is 15,000 rials --still about 12 cents . I remember gas at about 33 cents as late as the mid 70's when I drove to Chicago 2 times per week or so from Champaign Illinois (150 miles); my sweet little Datsun 510 wreck of a car could make those trips for about 1 cent per mile for gas and oil.

Those of us with minds in the past are appalled at the price of cars, gas, food and so on. My house goes up $10,000 in value each month. I am gleeful where I should be quite scared of a worthless dollar.
7) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2091649)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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You are right
8) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2091630)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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My father fought in a war to save your sorry buts.
Perhaps you would have preferred "peace in our time"
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Earth Is Spinning Faster Now Than It Was 50 Years Ago (Message 2091035)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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I would have bet that the earth is spinning slower now. The rivers which flow to the equator deposit more and more silt and other mass closer to the middle surface of the globe and further from the center of gravity. Therefore, just like the ice skater, rotation speed will decrease as angular momentum is preserved as a constant value.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : James Webb Space Telescope Will Hunt for Signs of Life on Exoplanets; Launched 25 Dec 2021 (Message 2091034)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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So when will it get on station . When will the unfolding be verified. When can we expect first images.

Keeping my fingers crossed and am eager to see results.
11) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: Continued DENIAL (#6) (Message 2090618)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
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well sald
12) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2090344)
Posted 16 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Transitory is "Short-lived" in this context.
13) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2090342)
Posted 16 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Only person to use that word is a Donald tRump appointment to the Fed.


Well I have heard it from Joe Biden, Jen Psaki,
various other advisors and chairman of the Fed and countless synchophants in the news media.

I deem it to be a Narrative of the recent Left Wing news cycle. Some opinions there in may be changing as I post.
14) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2090313)
Posted 15 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Well, in order of importance

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I will try to answer. Number1 is energy--It is the engine that drives essentially most of the monthly budget. It is built into the cost of food , farming, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, and so on. Winter weather will stretch my budget due to the cost increase in Natural gas.

Number 2 is the cost of food. This is where inflation comes home to those who have modest incomes. I have quit buying bacon, steak, broccoli, fresh fish etc and other items that have almost doubled in price.

Number 3 is housing--Not necessarily due to the current Administration's policies per se--Crime and Tax ridden states cause the big cities to empty out and drive up housing costs in states with no income tax and modest property rates. In my community this would affect only the wealthy new home buyers--I have seen my own property increase from $524,000 to a reputed $920,000 in exactly 4.2 years.

So to sum it up I am most concerned about the increase in energy costs. I guess I shouldn't be worried since Joe has decreed that it is "Transitory"--well that has become a dirty word in my lexicon. But I am assured that throwing another 5 trillion dollars into the economy on worthless government programs will fight inflation. Oh how easily the lies and half truths roll off the tongue. Reality, history, economics, common sense and accounting be damned.
15) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2090259)
Posted 14 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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To add to the discussion. I have not addressed in my estimates the rise in housing costs for buying homes here in my home county.

Here in Brentwood TN my home has appreciated 2.7 % in the last month. Just 4 years ago I paid $515,000 now Zillow shows it at $901,000. This not necessarily due to the current actions by the Administration -per se-It is largely the result of people bailing out of High Crime, High Tax cities and states.

So you see, best beloveds, that true inflation can be withering indeed especially for those who had little excess income to begin with.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Aliens may have already VISITED Earth (Message 2090257)
Posted 14 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Incidentally, it occurs to me that this discussion could benefit from the omission of such expressions as 'nuts', 'nonsense', 'ignorant masses', and the like. [/i]


And, Bro, what words do you deem to be politically correct for expressing my viewpoint ?
17) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2090249)
Posted 14 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Okay, what levels of importance do you attach, and why?


OK, thank you for the link; here is what I think based on the careful home budget records that I keep"

Food is 30% of my budget--family of three, and I shop mostly the specials and loss leaders. I believe food has gone up at around 30%.

Energy (including gasoline) is 13% of my budget--3800 sq ft home in Tennessee and 3 days drive to work each week, 10 miles each way, car gets 28 Mpg. I see that this category is up at least 40 %.
look at the energy section of your table --I only dispute the Natural gas rise and also the mix that they used of an energy budget to come up with a lower figure. Based on my energy mix I will stick with my figure.

New vehicles--I am leasing a 2021 mid-size car for 7.5% of my monthly income. I am guessing that this would now be 10 % more expensive.

I do have a low low VA loan at 2.25 % that accounts for 43 % of my monthly expense for mortgage taxes, insurance and Homeowners fee. This would now cost me 10 % more to obtain a loan today.

I have now accounted for most of my income--the rest is misc repair booze, wardrobe etc which I will assume is also 10% more expensive.
Therefore we have the weighted average of :

.43(10) +.3(30) +.075(10)+ .13(40)+ .065(10) =20.15% inflation compared to one year ago.

I believe that this is an accurate assessment. I think that I am not an atypical middle class householder. My annual income from all sources is equal to the average American family income of around $60,000. Food and energy are the biggest threats to our dollar and our way of life.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Aliens may have already VISITED Earth (Message 2090246)
Posted 14 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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What, are we all ? Nuts ?

Some may be seeking indisputable evidence of a supreme being no doubt.

All of this nonsense doesn't mean that any of this exists except in the schemes of those who profit from sensationalism and the ignorant masses.

Yes I think that we should continue looking but NASA can't possibly believe that the current UFO bruhaha indicates aliens and a "threat " to our security.
19) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2090010)
Posted 11 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Do you believe that Inflation has only been 6.8 % since a year ago. Do you believe they used a correct consumer price index to come up with this. Do you believe inflation is "Transitory" as per sleepy Joe and the narrative of the Media. If so, I have some property in Florida that I would like to offer you and part ownership in the Brooklyn bridge. I am also offering freezer distribution rights in Alaska and Antartica.

I figure anyone who drives to work, heats their home, shops for a new or used car likes bacon and eating a good steak would put the inflation rate so far at about 15 to 20 % or more.

Rebuttals welcome
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : China's Yutu-2 Rover Finds a Cubic-Appearing 'Mystery Hut' on the Far Side of the Moon (Message 2089855)
Posted 9 Dec 2021 by Profile William Rothamel
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Allow me to be the first to rule out an artifact on the moon.


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