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From: Bill Graham on 23 Sep 2009 18:20
"SMS" <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote in message
> John A. wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 21:19:45 -0700, "Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net>
>>> I am just trying to get converts to my cause. I want everyone to take
>>> his/her streets back by putting fake and/or garage sale plates on their
>>> automobiles or motor vehicles when they park, so their parking tickets
>>> will go to never-never land as did mine for years and years. The streets
>>> belong to the people!! - Take them back!!
>>> Or, you can continue to be a woos, and pay your liberal government for
>>> stealing your streets from you and renting them back to you.
>> You are quite mad.
> Fake plates may work once or twice, but what happens in some cities in
> California is if you have too many outstanding tickets on a specific plate
> number they will impound your car regardless of who the plate is
> registered to. So you'd have to keep switching plates since they record
> the plate numbers. Also you have to be careful about garage sale plates as
> they are often stolen plates since in California the plate stays with the
> car for the life of the car (unless your plates are stolen or lost then
> you get new plates but the old plates are listed as missing in the
> database and can't be used). The old plate could have outstanding tickets
> on it as well. If they do impound your vehicle they have no way of
> contacting you if the plates are fake, so you're stuck trying to figure
> out where you car is, then proving that it's yours.
> While out of state plates used to be a pretty safe bet, now the computers
> of many states are tied together, and the vehicle that the plate is
> assigned to may show up on the officers computer in the car, and if it's
> not the proper vehicle you'll be in a lot more trouble than just a $50
> parking ticket. It's just another bad idea by a communist that's trying to
> undermine the U.S..
> Advocating illegal activity is something that Bill and other Republicans
> may support, but in reality it contributes to higher taxes when people
> don't pay their fair share. All the sales tax evasion by buying out of
> state drives up taxes for everyone else and hurts small business (not that
> Republicans have ever cared about small businesses!).
You have a funny definition of, "fair". but I should have expected
that.....You are a liberal. Did it ever occur to you that sales taxes are
not fair? They do represent double taxation, you know. Just how many times
are you willing to let yourself be taxed on the same income? Have you ever
heard of a "tea party"? Let's face it. You liberals are idiots. I have had
to put up with your insanity all of my life. Today, I have found a way to
live without your idiocy, but I still love to argue with you guys on this
forum, just to remind myself that this world is full of illogic.
From: Bill Graham on 23 Sep 2009 18:26
"Chris H" <chris(a)phaedsys.org> wrote in message
> In message <VImdnS5Gc-t5PCTXnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d(a)giganews.com>, Bill Graham
> <weg9(a)comcast.net> writes
>>I am just trying to get converts to my cause. I want everyone to take
>>his/her streets back by putting fake and/or garage sale plates on their
>>automobiles or motor vehicles when they park, so their parking tickets
>>will go to never-never land as did mine for years and years. The
>>streets belong to the people!! - Take them back!!
>>Or, you can continue to be a woos, and pay your liberal government for
>>stealing your streets from you and renting them back to you.
> So this has all happened in the last 8 months? If it was before that the
> you are talking about the last 8 years of Republican government?
> Logic never was your strength.
> It amuses me how the Republicans in the US are all complaining about all
> sort so "injustices" from the liberal/socialist government but when you
> look at the complaints they are exactly the same rules and situations
> that the US has had for the last 8 years under GW Bush...
> If it was wrong for the last 8 months it was also wrong for the
> preceding 8 years. The greater crime is Bush's not Obama. Given time I
> am sure he will correct many of these things you are complaining
> about... Bush's errors.
Funny to hear a liberal telling me that. I have seen the creeping socialism
all of my life. And yes, it has crept just as much during the Republican
administrations as it has during the Democratic ones.....Until this year,
and then it is moving forward by leaps and bounds.
From: J. Clarke on 23 Sep 2009 18:18
D. Peter Maus wrote:
> On 9/23/09 13:51 , Chris Malcolm wrote:
>> In rec.photo.digital D. Peter Maus<DPeterMaus(a)worldnet.att.net>
>>> On 9/23/09 10:01 , Chris Malcolm wrote:
>>>> In rec.photo.digital Bill Graham<weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>> The principal is simple and logical. When you make laws against
>>>>> carrying guns, only the law abiding citizens will obey these
>>>>> laws, and so only the criminals will carry guns, and the crime
>>>>> rate will go up. When you allow everyone to carry guns, some
>>>>> percentage of the honest people will do so, and this is bad news
>>>>> for the criminals, and the crime rates will go down. Or. at
>>>>> least, the criminals will go elsewhere.
>>>>> Why the hell the stupid liberals can't see and understand this is
>>>>> beyond me, but they can't, and haven't been able to for all of my
>>>> It's the evidence, Bill. What those stupid liberals consider is the
>>>> evidence. What the stupid fools don't realise is that if you take
>>>> facts seriously you might have to change your mind about some
>>>> things. That's why if you know you're right it's so important to
>>>> ignore facts. But liberals are too stupid to realise that.
>>> It's not a matter of stupidity, Chris. In fact, many liberals
>>> are among the brightest. But rather, it's a matter of selective and
>>> adaptive hearing that morph or redefine facts into conveniently
>>> ignored limitations. Limitations to be blown past by the elite,
>>> educated, and those privileged by their positions on core issues.
>> I agree with your explanation about how sophisticated reasoners spin
>> the presentation of selective facts to persuade the gullible of a
>> desired point of view. It's now seems to have become generally
>> accepted by all political parties and large corporations that instead
>> of telling the public uncomfortable truths they should invent
>> plausible stories which justify what they think they should do.
> I remember a staff meeting at CBS where we were told that there
> are no experts, and that our position, once chosen is to be 'the
> And we spent the next several hours defining what 'truth' would be.
>> who are good at spinning plausible justifications for hidden agendas
>> are now so valuable that they command very high salaries indeed.
> No kidding.
>> But I must correct your mistaken explanation of the hoary old
>> "scientists say the bumblebee can't fly".
>>> Now, here's the fact.
>>> No one has ever said that the bumblebee can't fly. Clearly it
>>> can, it happens every day. Science has never been so blind as to
>>> make such a claim. But what Science HAS said, is that the bumblebee
>>> is UNSTABLE in flight, an aerodynamically unsound design. This
>>> doesn't mean or even imply that it can't fly. Just that there would
>>> be easier and better ways to achieve flight.
>> Not so. What science said until recently was simply that according to
>> our understanding of fixed wing aeroplane flight the bumblebee had
>> insufficient wing area to fly. Not that it was unstable. It is in
>> fact unusually stable in flight due to its relatively low centre of
>> gravity and large effective dihedral. The problem was that
>> theoretically the wings weren't large enough to do the job they
>> clearly were doing. So something was wrong with a simplified
>> analysis of bee flight based on fixed wing aerodynamics.
> Fair enough. I never heard anything growing up but that the
> bumblebee was unstable. Nor in Physics, either, for that matter. But
> this may be a distinction without a difference. The point still
> stands, that no one ever said that the bumblebee can't fly. Only
> that it was unstable, or, in the case you cite, that the current
> understanding of aerodynamic theory didn't support flight. Clearly,
> reality speaks and spoke a different volume.
Actually what was said was something to the effect of "gee, whiz, in the
morning when I'm sober if I can find this napkin again and remember why I
have it I'll have to figure out what I did wrong". The particular incident
in which the assertion was allegedly made was at a dinner party where an
aerodynamicist with a certain amount of alcohol in him in response to a
question from a biologist tried to work it out on a napkin and came up with
an answer that was clearly wrong.
> Either way, the point still stands that it was recognized that
> the bumblebee could fly. And it was equally understood that it could
> fly without breaking the laws of Physics. There was simply, as you
>> In the 1990s the important missing factor was discovered -- the
>> trailing edge vortices which are such an important source of lift
>> loss in fixed wing aerodynamics were exploited to add lift in the
>> flight of many insects. In the 2000s high speed cinematography and
>> mechanical simulations of bee wing motion demonstrated in practical
>> detail that this was in fact what the bee was doing.
> Have you gotten to see those images? If you can, track them down.
> They're amazing. It will give you a new respect for so-called 'lower
From: Chris Malcolm on 23 Sep 2009 18:43
In rec.photo.digital.slr-systems Bill Graham <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> I have seen the creeping socialism
> all of my life. And yes, it has crept just as much during the Republican
> administrations as it has during the Democratic ones.....Until this year,
> and then it is moving forward by leaps and bounds.
This sounds like the terminal phase of AGCS (Age Related Creeping
Socialism). The cerebral inflammation is exacerbated by watching TV
news and current affairs programmes, especially if alcohol or coffee
are consumed at the same time.
From: Savageduck on 23 Sep 2009 18:46
On 2009-09-23 15:43:20 -0700, Chris Malcolm <cam(a)holyrood.ed.ac.uk> said:
> In rec.photo.digital.slr-systems Bill Graham <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>> I have seen the creeping socialism
>> all of my life. And yes, it has crept just as much during the Republican
>> administrations as it has during the Democratic ones.....Until this year,
>> and then it is moving forward by leaps and bounds.
> This sounds like the terminal phase of AGCS (Age Related Creeping
> Socialism). The cerebral inflammation is exacerbated by watching TV
> news and current affairs programmes, especially if alcohol or coffee
> are consumed at the same time.
I think you have reached a logical and accurate diagnosis.