Punko

Registered bored user

Flew three times over the Atlantic before 1st birthday. What did you do before 9 a.m. today ?

punko wrote:
Dog is saying "stop playing with my Beastie!"
punko wrote:
waldo863 If you're consciously looking at them, then they won't make you stop more than a normal crosswalk.  If you're not paying attention, your reflexes should make you hit the brakes.  Unless, of course, you don't worry about objects on the road when you drive.
punko wrote:
Loved the bloopers at the end
punko wrote:
waldo863 The biggest effect comes from when you're driving and not properly paying attention. Your visual cordex will pick this up as a obstacle where a single line won't be.  This is to startle the drive into paying attention.
punko wrote:
Now, if you could only time a really long meow to the "Yeah" from don't get fooled again, that's be perfect
punko wrote:
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble . . .
punko wrote:
I can't believe how many folks would expect their car to get keyed for a window sticker.  WTF people?  Is where you live so upset by political opinion or where you have no respect for the property of others that keying or slashing tires is commonplace?

Wow.  Glad I don't live there.
punko wrote:
monkwarrior Your focus on the name of the shooter is pathetic. yes, name the deceased THAT is the focus.  Destroying innocents for the sake of satisfying a fleeting desire is scandalous.
punko wrote:
monkwarrior Ahh, so the your first numbered point "Death" does not apply to a living thing.

Also, nothing was entrusted to me July 4, 1776.
punko wrote:
normalfreak2 and the best consumers are the ones that will spend the largest proportion of that money locally.  These are the the lowest income groups.
punko wrote:
daegog Its CALLED that. it just doesn't function that way.  Its like countries with "Democratic" in their name
punko wrote:
monkwarrior And continuing to put shooters names in the public eye provides a reward for someone to copycat.  It serves no one.  It  heals no one.  It hurts several innocent people.  

It serves no purpose.
punko wrote:
monkwarrior In your second bullet, how do you define "win" ?

punko wrote:
monkwarrior Encouraging violence is a crime.
punko wrote:
monkwarrior irrelevent.  Why did you post the shooters name ?  Just because it wasn't released?

Let's do the world a favour, and report on the shooting and have the society-type discussions (gun control, etc.), but leave off celebrating the killer.

Let's take away the 15 minutes of fame, which is often one of the causes of such shootings
punko wrote:
I am really surprised he's still on the air.
punko wrote:
Barbie dolls promoting successful women?  Cool, thumbs up.

Barbie dolls with options so that girls can better identify with the doll?  Cool, thumbs up.

There is no downside to this.
punko wrote:
If Trump personally made their release happen, then he should be thanked personally.
If Trump White house made it happen, then the White house should be thanked in general, including the president.
If American diplomats made this happen with minimal help from White house, then the government should be thanked in general.

If the Chinese did this so Trump would have a "success" under his belt when he left China  (keep him happy with a cookie) then the Chinese should be thanked.

I really hope this was done with honest conviction - that this release was orchestrated by the Trump White House for the benefit of the kids.  If there was any talk of this being a great diplomatic win for Trump or talk of 'lets do this so we get a great photo op" then  it would simply reinforce my terrible opinion of elected politicians.
punko wrote:
monkwarrior Maybe not releasing the name is important?
punko wrote:
normalfreak2 my understanding from the announcement was that the planet orbits in less than 10 days, but the star rotates much, much slower.  So not tidally locked to each other, although I agree most likely the planet is tidally locked to the sun.
punko wrote:
11 light years away. There is no way to get there except by generational ship and that would take centuries.  It would take a century just to get a results from the launch of a physical probe.
punko wrote:
skeeter01 Except a photon can only travel at the speed of light.  You and I have options.
punko wrote:
monkwarrior Why post this? Why focus on the shooter?  Who cares about him?
punko wrote:
5cats Sadly, several jurisdictions that didn't have any laws regarding tips, discovered that management were 'organizing' the tips for the staff, while deducting a percentage for managing the funds and including managers along with the non-wait staff as getting shares in the tips.
punko wrote:
megrendel Look at the benefits.  The multi-millionaire won't miss the cash, and the airfare for the remainder of the passengers will go down!

If rich folks were properly shamed for flying with the plebes instead of in first class where they belong, things would be fine.  Instead, we have entire planes without first class seating !  Unbelievable.

Allowing Mr. Moneybags to fly for the same rate as Joe Sixpack ?  Unforgivable.

I blame the loss of the class system.