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by Somerset
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Genetic Consequences of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Genetic Consequences of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

I wasn't sure whether to put this in science/technology, or in social issues, but it is a fascinating investigation of the African slave trade and then what happened subsequently in the New World, based on genetic information from 23andMe. https://www.cell.com/ajhg/pdf/S0002-9297(20)30200-7.pdf It ...
by Somerset
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Old Biden Vice President Pick Topic
Replies: 183
Views: 9703

Re: Vice President Timing/Picks - Joseph Biden 2020 - With Poll

FWIW, https://mobile.twitter.com/KarenBassTweets/status/1289574623424573442 It seems weak tea to claim not to have known in 2010 what’s wrong with Scientology. I don't read this as her now knowing what's wrong with Scientology, but rather attending the opening of a major building in her district by...
by Somerset
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Cyber Security
Replies: 351
Views: 40042

Re: Cyber Security

The NSA will probably offer him a job. Probably not. It might be out of date speculation, I can't find the discussions right now, but last I heard was it looked like a social engineering or bribery attack. Someone on the inside with customer support/admin type access changed the records for him. I ...
by Somerset
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: The Lincoln Project and Other GOP Groups Against IMPOTUS - Ads, Memes,TV
Replies: 476
Views: 17285

Re: The Lincoln Project and Other GOP Groups Against IMPOTUS - Ads, Memes,TV

RoadScholar wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:47 pm
OK, but these folks are showing backbone now and working for their country’s sake, against their own party. That counts for something with me.
:yeah:
by Somerset
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 259
Views: 5349

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

re bus services: here in Switzerland the drivers entrance is closed to passengers and the seating row directly behind are ribboned off. Where bus drivers used to sell tickets, tickets need to be bought at vending machine. I wonder how they are keeping bus drivers safe in the US? Here in the Bay Are...
by Somerset
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1912
Views: 117609

Re: Michael Avenatti

From the comments: Well he is asking for public defender money (ie taxpayer) to cover Steward bill. He broke his last bail conditions by laundering money with his first ex. He’s out of prison because bogus Covid claims. He’s absolutely a flight risk, that’s why he’s wearing an ankle bracelet. Is he...
by Somerset
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ▼▲ Next Fogbow Virtual Meetup -- July 28, 7:30 p.m. - TONIGHT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: ▼▲ Next Fogbow Virtual Meetup -- July 28, 7:30 p.m. - TONIGHT!!

No, I didn't accidentally block anyone, in fact I saw Somerset get through at one point, but just a still photo, then he was gone. Someone else had trouble too, rebooted and they were in. Try again next week, we had a great discussion. I had to force quit Zoom a few times, fully rebooted twice, and...
by Somerset
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 2118
Views: 159317

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

Right. Wearing what one’s religion prescribes and wearing the insignia of a hate group, which will be plainly threatening to those hated by said group on sight... same thing. So much for the “twenty thousand dollar” bullshit question. However unpleasant her personality, inferring that she was lying...
by Somerset
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President* Trump - *Impeached
Replies: 16085
Views: 857064

Re: President* Trump - *Impeached

Huh. The Kodak from years ago I could kinda see,.. they have a strong medical imagine division and more importantly had a lot of experience/infrastructure for manufacturing and working with chemicals. But today? I thought they were more of a corporate shell or holding company at this point, I didn'...
by Somerset
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Live Coverage - Protests In Multiple Cities Over George Floyd's Death -- Moving Toward The White House 5/29 Onward
Replies: 1177
Views: 27807

Re: Live Coverage - Protests In Multiple Cities Over George Floyd's Death -- Moving Toward The White House 5/29 Onward

Dave at Sea wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:34 am
3 pers refused to follow Police officers direction to move back.
Police officer folded.
I’m guessing the head of the police union is a 3’per.
by Somerset
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Confederate Monuments
Replies: 286
Views: 18511

Re: Confederate Monuments

Volkonski wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:05 pm
OK by me. The Democratic Party can change its name to the Best Exotic Marigold Party. Or some such. ;)
I'm OK with the Progressive Party.
by Somerset
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY; Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 1311
Views: 75090

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY; Ghislaine Maxwell

It's like that scene from Liar Liar: Your Honor, I object! On what grounds? Because it's devastating to my case! Also I was very confused about the references I was seeing elsewhere to a deposition that was intended to be kept sealed. Now, I'm not a civil attorney, so depositions aren't my thing. (...
by Somerset
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Live Coverage - Protests In Multiple Cities Over George Floyd's Death -- Moving Toward The White House 5/29 Onward
Replies: 1177
Views: 27807

Re: Live Coverage - Protests In Multiple Cities Over George Floyd's Death -- Moving Toward The White House 5/29 Onward

https://twitter.com/ltgrusselhonore/status/1286695929534386176 See the #ZTI patch on this @DHSgov police in #PortlandProtests ZTI is a private company if true wearing Military Uniforms. W authorities to shoot and arrest citizens as stated by @DHSgov . Stop The Bullshit . Media do your job . @msnbc ...
by Somerset
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Get yer lawsuit here!
Replies: 87
Views: 5008

Re: Coronavirus: Get yer lawsuit here!

ABC: Starbucks customer who wouldn't wear mask wants half of $100K donated to San Diego barista : A woman says she is entitled to half of the $100,000 donated to a Starbucks barista in San Diego who refused to serve her because she wasn't wearing a mask. A woman says she is entitled to half of the ...
by Somerset
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 832
Views: 64929

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

tell me that this is at least costing him millions of dollars in legal fees to keep all these cases in court. Yes and no. Millions?: No doubt. Costing the impeached president?: I'm sure there are (well-compensated) lawyers figuring out how to charge the expenses to some corporate entity, or as a ca...
by Somerset
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 1598
Views: 87773

Re: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering

GreatGrey wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:21 pm
So far, Sunday evening, there is nothing on PACER from DOJ about commutation.

Oh, and there’s this

Is applying for commutation necessary to have a sentence commuted?
by Somerset
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: The Lincoln Project and Other GOP Groups Against IMPOTUS - Ads, Memes,TV
Replies: 476
Views: 17285

Re: The Lincoln Project and Other GOP Groups Against IMPOTUS - Ads, Memes,TV

This is the note I sent them with my $100 contribution: "I am 64, a Democrat who longs for the re-ascendance of good-hearted, level-headed Republicans who believe in facts and revere this country as much as I do. Your short spot featuring Reagan was absolutely brilliant. It took my breath away, how...
by Somerset
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Opening up is hard to do.
Replies: 901
Views: 24959

Re: Opening up is hard to do.

Frater I*I wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:23 am
AndyinPA wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:10 am
That is the absolute definition of batshit crazy.
:yeah:
I wonder if she did PR for Amy's Bakery?

:sarcastic:
by Somerset
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President* Trump - *Impeached
Replies: 16085
Views: 857064

Re: President* Trump - *Impeached

... missionaries and religious leaders,.... Is that even legal on gov't property? I don't think he really cares about missionaries and religious leaders. Now that he's realized he isn't going to get his face carved into Mt Rushmore, I'd guess he's looking to make sure he gets a statue of himself. A...
by Somerset
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 306
Views: 33913

Re: Phones. Whatcha got?

MRich wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:04 pm
I'm curious - who has Apple Care?
I have it on my MacBook Pro. Not on anything else.
by Somerset
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: It's inside the White House
Replies: 260
Views: 10623

Re: Coronavirus: It's inside the White House

Azastan wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Somerset wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:51 pm


I think Jr needs to get divorced from the mother of his five children first.
They got divorced in 2018.
I hadn't kept up ;)

That was a pretty fast process. Filed in March 2018 and finalized before the end of the year.
by Somerset
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 306
Views: 33913

Re: Phones. Whatcha got?

Me too, also. The wife's iPhone 8 needs a new battery. The present battery shows about 65% capacity when fully charged. Yes, a new battery would cost $79 plus tax as I understand it, but trading up to an SE wouldn't be much more costly. I'm not going to do this without the assistance of an Apple te...
by Somerset
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: It's inside the White House
Replies: 260
Views: 10623

Re: Coronavirus: It's inside the White House

What kind of relationship do you have when your girlfriend has a highly transmissible airborne disease and you don't? :-D Ponder this: Maybe Guilfoyle contracted the virus on purpose so she could get a paid vacation away from Jr. :think: She needs to check with her future step mother in law and hur...
by Somerset
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28484
Views: 1327696

Re: Hijack this thread

I've been seeing mini fireworks shows from South/East San Jose for the last couple of weeks.

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