Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2136591)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I also don't know if the gag order is still in effect, but the attempts to dox the jury are disgusting which speaks to the character of his supporters.


It is as far as is known... Judge Merchan did not lift it after the jury ruled, and the trial has not concluded as sentence has not been pronounced.
2) Message boards : Politics : The Ukraine Crisis (Message 2132548)
Posted 13 Feb 2024 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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But we expect the USA to massively help Ukraine...


Again, it's back to the Budapest Memorandum where the governments of the US and UK (and of course, Russia) convinced the government of Ukraine to give Soviet-era nuclear weapons stored there back to Russia in exchange for an assurance of non-aggression.

The US in no small part caused this situation, thus any amount of aid they give to facilitate getting the Russian army out of Ukraine is not unreasonable.
3) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2131303)
Posted 15 Jan 2024 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Trump called a judge a 'bad person' for not allowing him to travel for a funeral. His calendar says he's got a campaign event that day.


And as noted at the end of the article, this is a civil trial so he doesn't even need to attend... attorneys can take of it (and even they aren't required...)

Props to the judge for not falling for lie number... I dunno, lost track after thirty thousand.
4) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 2130290)
Posted 23 Dec 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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...alleged mistakes in her application to register as a candidate....


In box marked "Name", did not provide correct answer "Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin", therefore application is invalidated. :^p
5) Message boards : Politics : The "Other" Electric Vehicles Thread (Message 2130088)
Posted 20 Dec 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Nearly every car maker on the planet is rolling out EVs, but none have been able to solve a huge issue with the vehicles. This could change soon.


Sadly they are addressing concerns of convenience rather than utility. The issue that keeps me from buying an EV is not the charging time, but the limited number of charge cycles before the battery is too weak to be usable. They cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace and some owners have had insult added to injury by receiving quotes which were more than it would be to just buy a new car.

I'm also dubious, given the heating that is taking place during fast-charging when hundreds of kilowatts are being fed into the batteries, whether this is shortening their life as well. I rented a Tesla to not only try the driving but also evaluate what cost would be expected and it was quite "educational"; when fast-charging there is a powerful fan running in the battery compartment keeping them from overheating. The fast chargers also gouge 4-5x or even more the cost of electricity for the convenience of fast charging. I'd never consider an EV without my own garage to charge it in. If one runs a 240V four-prong stove outlet to one's garage it's less than one day from zero to full charge and charging can be timed for off-peak hours when electricity is cheapest (or from one's own solar panels.)

Sticking with my bicycle for the time being. :^)
6) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2130087)
Posted 20 Dec 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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7) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2129690)
Posted 11 Dec 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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And those tank shells should've went straight to the Ukraine instead of Israel.

Blinken defends bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Israel and presses lawmakers to help Ukraine.

It just makes the U.S. more complaisant in Benji/Israeli war crimes.


Israel is a wealthy nuclear-armed state fighting a bunch of terrorists who need to make rocket launchers out of water pipes... they have next to zero chance of losing.

Ukraine is fighting a nuclear-armed state with 3x their population and the only reason that they don't have nuclear weapons to defend themselves (which would have kept Putin from even considering an invasion) is that they gave them up in exchange for US and Russian guarantees. One has so far proven to be worthless. I hope the other one does not. Someone should remind the historically-ignorant bozos in the GOP Congress of this, but I'm sure they'd just ignore it.
8) Message boards : Politics : Elon really needs to get off the Diet Coke. (Message 2129321)
Posted 1 Dec 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Advertisers Say They Do Not Plan to Return to X After Musk’s Comments

I don't understand how his diplomatic skills based on subtle wit and charm could fail to sway their return. :^p

' "X is enabling an information independence that is uncomfortable for some people,” Ms. Yaccarino wrote.'

This is, almost certainly accidentally, correct. I am uncomfortable about how independent X is from actual information.
9) Message boards : Politics : Elon really needs to get off the Diet Coke. (Message 2129292)
Posted 1 Dec 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Just like Donny and Elon, Diet Coke looks to bring out the very worse in people that heavily consume it (we have and have had a few here that also fit this theory perfectly to a tee), is it the artificial sweeteners involved?


I drink plenty of Coke Zero plus put nothing but Splenda in my (excessive) coffee, and don't seem to have an issue. However, I try to also not be greedy nor have a tremendously oversized ego to catalyze the effects. :^)
10) Message boards : Politics : Elon really needs to get off the Diet Coke. (Message 2129216)
Posted 30 Nov 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Elmo stays classy as always...
11) Message boards : Politics : Aussie pollitics. (Message 2128985)
Posted 24 Nov 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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"Bruce Lehrmann has admitted he was “mistaken” when he told police he did not have alcohol in his parliamentary office..."

Well, obviously... rule #4 of the Bruces is that they don't want to catch anyone not drinking. ;^)
12) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2128609)
Posted 16 Nov 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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We should no longer debate whether children or/and babies were massacred by Hamas using brutal method A or more gentle B.


That entirely misses the point. The point is the the so-called good guys lied about it when it was unnecessary to, so any later statements from them are now dubious.

There is no denial that they were attacked first and have the right to defend themselves. But if they have to make up lies escalating the offense to them, it indicates that they want to unjustifiably escalate their reprisals going beyond mere defense, to wanton destruction and vengeance. This, they seem to have done.
(Shades of 9/11...)
13) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2128598)
Posted 16 Nov 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Unfortunately and unnecessarily the Israeli government blew their credibility early on with the old clichéd baby-murderer canard. Already worn out in WWI and the Gulf War, sorry. They sacrificed the moral high ground of innocent (but unfortunately for sensationalism, adult) unarmed civilians being murdered by armed thugs while going about their peaceful activities; that wasn't enough I guess.

So, I'll need confirmation from a reputable source of either actual journalism or unbiased and reliable third party info (Amnesty or DWB or the UN or some more uninvolved and honest nation, for example) before I give any weight to these stories, from either side.
14) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2128420)
Posted 12 Nov 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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It has to be expected forevermore that anytime there is any armed conflict, the more radical supporters of both sides will immediately rush to post as many fictional stories and miscaptioned videos of war crimes, false flags, crisis actors, etc. on the world's bullsh... er.. social media networks as possible to drum up support and dismiss any losses of "the other side." There are ones with tens of millions of views that claim Israeli victims of Hamas were actors, so I don't doubt they are influencing many including the protestors. Of course there are also others that claim that Palestinian victims of the Israeli reprisals were also actors.

The Israel/Hamas war section of Snopes has quite a few of them.
15) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2127313)
Posted 21 Oct 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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They are part of our culture, our spoken language, even mine. Especially the old (psalms?) from the old testament are suitable to illustrate or refer to the history of ancient times, without any evil or unwanted indoctrination. But, what do I know about faith or religion? Nothing.


Religion has been the greatest tool of social control ever devised since it was invented, to the point that this is probably the reason it was invented, or at least organized out of private individual worship (sometimes contradictory to its own founders) in the first place.

There is no place this is more evident than in warfare; it wouldn't usually be easy to get young men to throw their lives away for old men's lusts for power and land, but when they've been lied to basically since birth that somehow they will go a magical place forever if they die serving those old men's lusts, they become compliant, thus the obsession to get their "holy" books and indoctrination and prayers into schools as soon as possible. "There are no atheists in foxholes" should really be a compliment that they've been wise enough to avoid being there.

Non-religious autocracies get around this by elevating the leader or the state to the same position that would be held by a god or church, often with many of its same trappings. North Korea is a good example.
16) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2127276)
Posted 21 Oct 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I bet that Liz would easily get more than the 217 votes required straight up.


I agree, because her integrity would get more Democrats to vote for her than Republicans against her.
17) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2127143)
Posted 18 Oct 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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They're honest enough to say that they haven't got answers to all the questions yet, but they have promised to keep that page updated as new conclusions are reached.


Initially it's leaning towards this being a Palestinian-caused blast, so I am hoping to be very happy to have been proven wrong.
18) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2127081)
Posted 17 Oct 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Predictably, Israel's response to atrocities is that its government has given an ultimatum to people that have next to nothing to clear out and lose the little they have, so that thousands of their homes can be flattened with carpet bombing...


Sometimes I hate being correct... hospitals in this case.

At least 500 people have been killed in a bombing of a hospital in Gaza City, the Palestinian Health Ministry has claimed.


Apparently they were sheltering there.
19) Message boards : Politics : When will the West stop pandering the Israeli government? (Message 2127064)
Posted 17 Oct 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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What way out of the ongoing tragedy?

What options are there?


De-radicalization of both sides... Palestinians need to stop supporting Hamas, Hezbollah or any other radical Islamist/terrorist group that uses violence especially against civilians for political ends.
Israelis need to kick Benji and the other radical right-wingers out of leadership, and replace them with a more moderate government that is willing to seriously move forward towards Palestinian self-government and stability and prosperity, ending practices such as forced resettlement and destroying innocent peoples' homes which just perpetuates further generations of terrorists.

Right now, good luck with all that sadly.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Vox article: "The true story of how humans are searching for intelligent alien life" (Message 2126957)
Posted 15 Oct 2023 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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(Published Oct. 12)

The true story of how humans are searching for intelligent alien life
Real scientists are searching for alien life. Don’t let the kooks distract you.


Let’s get something straight: Congressional hearings are not the way we are going to discover the existence of intelligent alien life. They are a distraction from the bona fide alien-hunting work — the sort that doesn’t involve grandstanding individuals and showy stunts, but scientists searching a sea of stars for the sounds or sights of extraterrestrial intelligence.


A nice summary of SETI research including the current state of it and upcoming projects. UCB's Andrew Siemion has three quotes and a mention.


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