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 Author Thread: West Chester Happy Hour at Barnaby's October 8th 6-8 pm
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 3 (view)
 
West Chester Happy Hour at Barnaby's October 8th 6-8 pm
Posted: 10/5/2009 8:20:09 PM
Historically, these Happy Hours seem to clear out a 8pm; by 8:10 all the POF people are gone!
So .......don't be late!.
Instead, get there early, and STAY late.

.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 4 (view)
 
The General Warren Inne Singles Mingle, Tues., July 21, 2009
Posted: 7/2/2009 1:48:43 PM
Here is a LINK to MapQuest for directions
-- copy & paste since no fancy linking available on POF.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=General+Warren+Inne&city=Malvern&state=PA&address=16+Village+Way&zipcode=19355&country=US&latitude=40.042647&longitude=-75.525084&geocode=ADDRESS&id=2364071
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 3 (view)
 
...And A Good Time WAS Had By All
Posted: 12/5/2008 7:07:25 AM
These Pix are squished as you see them on screen - we don't really look like that. :)
Click on them and you'll get a full size (& un-squished) image.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 54 (view)
 
Who uses Intermitten Reinforcement in dating and online dating?
Posted: 9/30/2008 7:05:17 PM
DUH...!
Psychology 1 (Not even 101)
... So old that I learned about it when it was still **under discussion**, and BF Skinner was still kickin'.
So... how fast do YOU get addicted to slot machines?? , 'they're probably the ultimate example of variable-ratio reinforcement.
If you get addicted to slots, then you're wide open lovers doing it to you as well, but folks... the **positive** reinforcement needs to be there, the occasional kind word just is not enough.
And trust me, it doesn't work at all when sometimes the food you cook is great, and sometimes it's lousy.
>
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 72 (view)
 
Are you your Car?
Posted: 9/20/2008 5:36:33 AM
I must have a split personality, but I like 'em both.
One's a living room on wheels, nondescript; the other's wind-in-your-hair, lookie here.
Sedate and a little beat Avalon (sedan)+ Flashy, almost flawless BMW (convertible) -
195k between the two.
Dependability is good, and Toys are fun!
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 42 (view)
 
daniel boone rod & gun club 2nd annual singles pig roast
Posted: 9/18/2008 8:28:38 PM
OK... I'm going to bring a slew of Dessert stuff.
Humm .... 44 people, I guess 10 Entmann's **might** be enough.
Will hit the store tomorrow morning.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 35 (view)
 
daniel boone rod & gun club 2nd annual singles pig roast
Posted: 9/6/2008 12:44:38 PM
BUMP !!
Saturday 9-20-2008
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Happy Hour at Barnaby's in West Chester - August 14th, 2008
Posted: 8/14/2008 9:51:13 AM
64 people shown + 2 Hosts + I know a few Xtras will be there
.
- call it a nice round 70 ??
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
daniel boone rod & gun club 2nd annual singles pig roast
Posted: 8/10/2008 2:45:13 PM
All RIGGGGHT!
Will tell most everyone I know; Will see how many I can round-up.

Hunter - thanks for the heads-up! :)
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 21 (view)
 
Happy Hour at Barnaby's in West Chester - July 10th, 2008
Posted: 7/10/2008 7:06:58 PM
I came, I saw, I drank, I were pretty buzzed. What kind of Iced Tea did you say that was???
I enjoyed the company, really nice group.
Looking forward to Hunter's PIG ROAST !! -- in late September??
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
smoker's rights, do we have any?
Posted: 7/9/2008 4:35:13 PM
Smokers ain't got no rights in Delaware, no smoking anywhere "indoors" in a public place.
Yesterday I lit-up in a garage where I was waiting - having oil changed.
6 *open* garage doors - each about 18 feet high - the place was basically a roof and two walls.
"SIR... you can't smoke in here" That's indoors??

I get so much negative feedback, I'll probably quit just to get the pressure off -- ((and get rid of the cough lol ))
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 18 (view)
 
Barnaby's / West Chester, Pa. 7-10-08 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm
Posted: 7/9/2008 4:19:29 PM
Hi Dogsnkid 'n' Hunter3 !!

It's difficult for me to get myself out the door... Does that sound familiar to anyone here ??
I got to the last one.... late .... everyone had already left
This time I'm going to leave early enough to get there at 6.
See Y'all

---- R

6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 70 (view)
 
She is a complete mindf*uck
Posted: 5/16/2008 7:53:14 PM
Leopard doesn't change it's spots, nor Tiger it's stripes. At least not spontaneously.
Ask any of the women here - who married a man who cheated on his (former) wife:
"Has he also cheated on you?"
Don't be surprised at the very high percentage who say YES.
Leopard doesn't change it's spots, nor Tiger it's stripes. At least not spontaneously.

On the other hand... maybe you find that sort of behavior attractive?
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Happy Hour at Barnaby's in West Chester - May 8th, 2008
Posted: 5/5/2008 7:08:11 PM
OK .. This time I'm going to try and get there at 6 .
Are we going to have the little barroom + pool table? (hope so || hope so)
Last one into the pool is a rotten egg.....
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
decoding mens words
Posted: 3/1/2008 8:35:19 PM
"take care"
"good bye now"
"see ya"
or...just walks away -
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

You don't need a code book.
Just wait 3 or 4 days.
If the phone hasn't rung --- you have answer, at which point you just say ((out loud)) "NEXT!"
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
Double-edged Sword of Unemployment
Posted: 2/11/2008 7:21:56 PM
Outsourcing & Illegals - Does anyone here realize that wages have "grown" at perhaps 1/2 the (advertised) rate of inflation for the last 10 years or so?
People's real wages have been worse than stagnant --> in buying power, wages have been declining!
Much of the reason is from an "excess" supply of labor (read "Outsourcing & Illegals")
There are tons of laws against illegal immigration - but they're not enforced.

(( BTW -- earlier in this thread someone mentioned the American Indians .... Ask them about what happens when you do nothing to halt/regulate massive unwanted immigration ))

There are no laws I know of against outsourcing, but that practice is also hitting us all in the pocketbooks, in terms of increased wages we are not getting.

"There oughtta be a Law!"

But, unless we Hire a government that's willing to
(a) Write enforceable laws,
(b) hire people to enforce them,
(c) set them free to enforce them, and
(d) provide sufficient FUNDS so they can do the job,
................ its all just hot air.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Giving or Asking for someone's phone number...
Posted: 2/5/2008 9:22:59 PM

...what did people do before the INTERNET.. smoke signals?

Before the INTERNET there were Ads in the paper, and mutually interested people talked to one another.
What a concept: Being able to talk to comfortably someone you might want to go out with!
Here's an even wilder one: Being able to talk comfortably to someone you *are* going out with..
I say call ASAP; weeds out the whiney voices/personalities fast fast fast; then meet one another (ASAP) if you click a bit on the phone.
The question ( to me) is: Are we here to dance around one another - afraid to get up-close and personal, or do we want to MEET someone and maybe begin a relationship?
:peace:

P.S. "Their wives don't like them on the phone all damn night." had me ROTFLMAO
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 77 (view)
 
Should women write first?
Posted: 2/3/2008 7:14:59 PM

.....I'm not 100% sure on the ration of men to women on POF but I think that there are far more men then women on this site. So receiving an email first is a welcome surprise.

If there are more men than women here I'd be very surprised; about 52% of population is female, and the ratio gets higher as we all age.
Personally, have about given up writing to anyone, since percentage of responses is so small.
Instead I've decided to BE the fish ....and see what tasty bait is presented.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 101 (view)
 
why do men get so bent out of shape when a woman says no thanks?
Posted: 1/20/2008 5:30:58 AM
"why do men get so bent out of shape when a woman says no thanks?"

What's good for the Goose, is good for the Gander.
And you thought:
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" ??????
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 21 (view)
 
Sharing Trip Expenses
Posted: 1/18/2008 4:12:27 PM

A man expects sex from you, and all the other goodies AND expects you foot the bill on top of it!!!!! What has the slime these come to that call themselves "men".
CHEAPSKATE- thats what comes to my mind.


How very enlightening... the word CHEAPSKATE has been used twice in this thread
both times by women.
Is it a male word? what do we call women who won't open their purses?, ..or when they do, moths fly out?

When was the last time you, or I heard a man say: "Oh, I forgot to bring my wallet"
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Why men don't talk about their feelings (an explanation, warning, it's a long one)
Posted: 1/18/2008 3:59:42 PM

From the broadway Solo hit" DEFENDING THE CAVE MAN"
WOMEN GET MORE PRACTICE AT EXPRESSING Their FEELINGS
This is why men don't express their feelings >


Whoops, not the explanation offered there; it was THIS (which is not circular and makes some real sense ---- Remember this was a "Hunter / Gatherer" Society --- men did the hunting, women did the gathering):

WOMEN - chatted with one another - during food gathering- to signal that they were still there - alive!, and that local Leopard hadn't made Lunch of them.

MEN - kept quiet on the hunt - otherwise the HUNTED would hear them, and leave for a safer place.

Now women "gather" in Supermarkets and at Macy's and spend HOURS doing it.
When men hit Macy's -- they're in and out in 10 minutes.
Go to hunt shirt,
Find Shirt,
Kill Shirt,
Bring shirt home.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 46 (view)
 
FREE Federalized Health Care
Posted: 12/29/2007 1:24:56 PM
If you think Health Insurance is expensive NOW, just wait and see what it costs when it's "FREE"
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
Hilltop Inn, Avondale, PA - Saturday, December 1st
Posted: 11/29/2007 9:14:40 AM
I know Avondale is a small town, but anyone know the cross street
where Hilltop Inn is? Can't find an address on the Net.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 14 (view)
 
CASINO GET TOGETHER AT THE TROPICANA OR..
Posted: 11/2/2007 6:13:06 PM
OK.. so when is this happening?
Pick a date -- Suggest at this point AFTER Thanksgiving, and post it
Suggest you also post it in the Pennsylvania section.

BTW --- "Seniors"???
I'm only a Senior when I want a cheap movie ticket --- 18 yo ticket-takers will believe almost anything. LOL
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
Events - why don't people sign up?
Posted: 11/2/2007 5:56:33 PM
Arrgh.... I've been to 2 events at Barnaby'sin W.Chester.
Didn't KNOW about anything else going on last month.
I just got a broadcast email from dogsnkid about next one @ Barnabys=== I needed the reminder.
Starting a group or some sort of crew is always hard, there's all that d*mm inertia.
One positive suggestion - keep "bumping" up the notice about the event -- peoples is lazy and look at Page 1 of the Events thingy.

Wonder if we could get the Mods to "STICKIE" each event until the day after it happens so it would show at the top???

BEST WISHES and thanks for the effort!!
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Happy Hour at Barnaby's in West Chester - November 8th, 2007
Posted: 11/2/2007 5:45:14 PM

BUMP

As in move this up and let people see it!
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 75 (view)
 
Top 10 danger signs
Posted: 9/16/2007 9:27:52 PM
^^^^^ healthyliving

QUOTE: "The sooner you have sex with (not just one) men, the easier they are to use "

Sounds an awful lot like this "joke":
Men are like Floors, lay them right, and you can walk on them for years.....
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Happy Hour Party at Barnaby's in West Chester - October 4th, 2007
Posted: 9/16/2007 8:27:37 PM
HI...
Went to the LAST one, a madhouse. .

How about we all wear fish hats to identify us as POF peoples?
Fish Hat ??? where can I find one?? Ooops bad idea.

What if we agree on a place in the UPSTAIRS where we can meet one another ??
There's a smaller bar toward the REAR on 2nd floor. --- It's the one with TV Screens
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 70 (view)
 
Top 10 danger signs
Posted: 9/12/2007 5:35:06 PM
60% take anti-depressants or tranks - beautifull soul- Just where did you get that figger?
Sure you're not counting the percentage of people coming into your pharmacy that take these drugs???
If U R right, I'm going to have to buy some pharmacutical stocks, and quick.

On topic: Yup, the walking ahead of you IS a giveaway.
Lots of the other signs here are a good heads-up. Thanks!
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 107 (view)
 
do we attract a certain type
Posted: 7/13/2007 8:53:17 PM
do we attract a certain type?
DO we EVER! You know that saying that you know in the 1st 5 minutes whether you're attracted or not???
Well in those 5 minutes --or less-- your subconcious has figured out whether or not this will work - or not.
Unfortunately, it takes the EZ route: What's worked before to give you pleasure, will work again, so do it again.
It goads you to go for it, even though the end result is a mini -or MAXI- disaster...

The subconscious is a clever but shortsighted little thing.

So, given that, it's up to YOU, the conscious person -with glands a pumpin' - to hold back,
remove rose colored glasses from those glassy eyes, focus in
.... and see the D*MM red-flags!

I mean really - you didn't notice: those tracks in his arms, the fact that your best watch went missing, the whiskey tenor, the whiney tone of voice, the lack of a steady job, NO job, he/she lives with parents at age 38, never got that Degree, never actually sat for the BAR exam, I'm just a waiter/waitress until my ship comes in, delivering the big movie deal, the big stock deal, the inheritance?
... and any of 20 dozen more red flags?

{--------------- "Wake up and smell the coffee" --------------}
.... then fail to remember to fall into the same trap again.

 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 27 (view)
 
Comment on my awesome profile! ;o)
Posted: 7/1/2007 8:20:48 PM
:o The thing of it is that what you have in your profile --- is not "catchy".
Not exciting enough. You need some "come on" lines.
Describing the same automobile, would you call owner on
(a) Good-looking, well maintained, economical car ??
-or -
(b) Good-looking, well maintained, economical & fun to drive ??
{{ Maybe because it's fitted with great brakes and tires }}

Well my friend, "Girls just wanna have fun" you need to sell the sizzle, NOT just the steak.


TTYL
----- Rick
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 56 (view)
 
Electric cars
Posted: 6/20/2007 6:35:36 PM
Attention Dreamers!

"TANSTAAFL"
T There
A Ain't
N No
S Such
T Thing
A As
A A
F Free
L Lunch


"U.K.-based PML Flightlink put four of its 160-horsepower electric motors in the wheels of a BMW Mini to produce a concept car that shoots from zero to 60 in about four seconds and hits a top speed of 150 miles an hour. The engines also act as brakes, recovering energy that charges a battery and giving the car a range of more than 200 miles. A tiny gasoline motor can be used to recharge the battery for longer trips, on which the car gets 80 miles per gallon."


WHAT a Concept! .....What a Country!
Folks... Don't hold your breath waiting for an electric car that costs $18,000 goes 130 mph, accelerates to 60 in 5 seconds, has a 300 mile range going 70 mph on its batteries alone, and recharges on a "tiny" gasoline motor.
-- Tiny motor = Tiny output.

{{ Well, actually, I can deliver one to you tomorrow, if you'll pay me in those pills that you put one in the gas tank and then fill it up with water from the hose, and it's just like premium. Will trade my EV -@- $1 a pill --Oh, and would you like to buy a Bridge? }}

It takes a lot of energy to push a car down the road what with flexy tires, shock absorbers, A/C or Heat, Headlights, Power Steering, Windsheild wipers, your 400 watt Ultra Ultra Mega Bass Tweeterless Stereo, The Nav System, and last but not least - Wind Resistance.
What would you be willing to give up? The Heater?, The Wipers?, maybe the Headlights?

Besides .. You have to GET the electricity from somewhere, and until we learn the FREE LUNCH magic that Mr. Telsa had, that means using some sort of heat engine to generate it, brning gas, oil, coal, propane, or !!best case!! hydroelectric, or geo-thermal sources. Photocells are great answer, but what if you live in the Pacific Northwest - 200+ inches or rain a year (Ooops... "200" of liquid sunshine a year")

TANSTAAFL
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 37 (view)
 
Electric cars
Posted: 6/7/2007 5:03:56 PM
.........and speaking about Low demad for OIL


Global Market Brief: A New Step in the Ethanol Revolution?
By George Friedman


At a Brazilian ethanol conference June 4-5, Brazilian government-funded researchers said they have perfected a method of producing cellulosic ethanol that drastically reduces the cost of processing. At this point, the assertion -- and many other similarly optimistic claims made at the conference -- is unconfirmed. But should it prove true, the world could well be peeking over the horizon at a massive geopolitical, not to mention economic, shift.

Discussion of all things ethanol has been all the rage in U.S. policy circles ever since oil prices rose above $50 a barrel. And why not? Ethanol already is commonly fabricated in Brazil and the United States -- which account for 35 percent and 37 percent of global production, respectively -- from agricultural products. The stuff is made and consumed domestically, bolsters a politically powerful lobby and reduces U.S. exposure to -- and dependence on -- Middle Eastern energy supplies.

But despite all the hype and the Bush administration's fascination with ethanol, there are three critical obstacles to making it a mainstay of the global (or even "simply" the U.S.) energy mix.

First, ethanol currently is produced only on an industrial scale from the food product portion of sugarcane (in Brazil) or corn (in the United States). These edible portions constitute a small percentage of the total plant mass, though, which means a large-scale ethanol sector would require massive amounts of agricultural land dedicated to it and would drive up food prices. For example, rising U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol has affected North American corn prices, contributing to the "tortilla" crisis in Mexico.

This means that if the world is truly going to make a go of mass-producing ethanol, it needs to find a way to use more than the edible portions of corn or cane. The potential solution to this problem is cellulosic ethanol, which uses enzymes to break down the whole corn or cane plant.

But cellulosic ethanol generates the other two obstacles.

The first is processing cost. Ethanol production essentially ferments the sugar in the plant, which is why traditional ethanol production deals only with the edible portions, where the natural sugars are concentrated. Cellulosic ethanol production has to first break up the cellulose. (Cellulose is polymerized sugar.) Though the price of doing that has dropped by a factor of 10 in the past decade, it is still around $2.25 a gallon.

The last -- and most critical -- is the issue of gathering the feedstock. Currently the United States has no built-in infrastructure for gathering the 90-plus percent of the corn plant that is not used in the food chain. For cellulosic ethanol to work, this chaff needs to be gathered to centralized locations for processing, and moving such bulk is an energy-intensive task to say the least. Until now, this obstacle has been the true deal killer. Making cellulosic ethanol work in the lab is easy -- making it economically viable on an industrial level brings in supply chain complications that have kept its mass application firmly on the drawing board.

Traditional corn-based ethanol is simpler in this respect not just because of chemical characteristics, but because there is already a transport chain for bringing corn to market. Cellulosic ethanol will likely have an easier time getting moving in Brazil, because it already has an infrastructure in place; farmers regularly collect the sugarcane chaff, or bargasse, and burn it to generate electricity.

Ultimately, the trick will be to make enough progress in making the enzymatic process cheaper and more efficient so that it overrides the sheer cost of collecting the plant waste and building an infrastructure of trucks, trains and barges to collect and transport the stuff.

This is why the Brazilian scientists' announcement is so important. They claim the process they have perfected reduces cellulosic ethanol production costs down to the realm of 10 cents to 15 cents per liter (35 cents to 50 cents per gallon). Furthermore, though the biochemical processes for ethanol production vary based on feedstock, they are not fundamentally different. Sugarcane is the easiest crop to turn into ethanol, but corn is only slightly more difficult, so a sugar ethanol breakthrough would be only a few steps ahead of other breakthroughs -- such as making cellulosic ethanol from nonfood crops like switchgrass -- that would democratize the technology globally.

Cheap ethanol -- meaning cheap enough to compete favorably with gasoline in a side-by-side comparison -- is one of those world-changing technologies that comes only once in a generation.

If -- and it is a big if -- the collection process can be managed, the rest of the cost of changing over to use cheap cellulosic ethanol is rather moderate; the existing vehicle fleet can already operate on a 10 percent ethanol blend (and much of it already does). Already something called E85, an 85/15 ethanol/gasoline mix, is available at limited locations throughout the United States. About 8 percent of new vehicles sold in the United States are flex-fuel capable -- able to switch between E85 and traditional gasoline -- and the Big Three automakers plan to make half of all new cars flex-fuel capable by 2012. Though an existing car on the road cannot be retrofitted, the cost of making a new car flex-fuel capable is only $75-$200, a figure that will most certainly drop as the change becomes more common. The biggest changeover cost would be distribution, since ethanol would likely require the construction of a new pipeline network specifically designed to transport it.

Should cellulosic ethanol prove cost-competitive, its cost would not be nearly as volatile as oil prices, which are notoriously fickle based on political developments in places such as Venezuela, Russia or Iraq. It also could radically change the energy and social pictures of vast regions. At the macro level it would benefit states with large agricultural sectors -- such as India, Ukraine and France -- that are traditionally energy importers. Closer to the people, it could revitalize rural regions since most of the refineries that turn cane or corn into ethanol are rather small and therefore need to be close to wherever the feedstock comes from.

Though cellulosic ethanol is obviously not a cure-all from an environmental point of view -- burning it in an internal combustion engine still produces carbon dioxide -- it is certainly a step in the right direction. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if one takes into account all production and transport for gasoline and ethanol, cellulosic corn-based E85 reduces the greenhouse gas output by 15 percent to 20 percent.

But the real dramatic shift would hit the oil markets. Roughly 25 percent of all oil demand, and 50 percent of U.S. oil demand, derives explicitly from demand for gasoline. Erase that demand -- which amounts to 10.5 million barrels per day for the United States alone -- and oil prices would plummet. In comparison, the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis slashed a "mere" 10 percent off of global oil demand, and that sent prices down by 75 percent.

Such a price differential would of course spur oil demand for nongasoline uses, somewhat mitigating the price plunge, and oil would still be required to fabricate everything from plastics to heating oil to fertilizer. But the underlying trend of sharply lower oil prices would be unavoidable. For states dependent on petroleum, the impact would be disastrous.

Those likely to suffer less-than-catastrophically would be the countries that could cash in on ethanol via their large agricultural sectors (Argentina and Mexico), or that are buttressed by hefty natural gas exports (Norway, Qatar and Nigeria) or both (Canada and Russia). But states that are hooked on oil as a single source of income -- Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela and Azerbaijan come to mind -- would encounter massive problems.

But rather than talk about the specific effects, perhaps it is simpler to paint the broad picture. A good portion of the geopolitics of the past half century has involved obsession with access to energy, which has made the geography of energy of critical importance globally. Ethanol could well loosen that relationship, reducing the centrality of oil and the importance of geographic access. That is, of course, if it can be made to work.

 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Electric cars
Posted: 6/2/2007 10:07:55 PM
CONSPIRACY...
Not hardly. Electric cars are not ready for prime time until batteries get substantially better, figures I've heard are that if you drove the EV-1 (GM electric) on a snowy day with heater, lights & wipers on, it would get you less than 10 (??) miles down the road.

Steam is an alternative that few are exploring, but it's pretty efficient, and as the poster above mentioned, since we have to Generate electrcity, or hydrogen for fuel cells, why not burn say... powdered coal for steam. No reason this should be more poluting than gasoline..and at this point, what come out of a well maintained tailpipe is *almost* clean enough to breath - CO2 level excepted.

Fusion for electric power, and /or development of MHD generators (magneto-hydro-dynamic generation which involves the direct conversion of kinetic energy of a flowing fluid into electricity) would make a lot of things possible.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 71 (view)
 
I have been on here for literally years...
Posted: 5/26/2007 8:18:00 PM

...Many have also someone how fooled themselves into thinking they actually deserve a perfect 10...

We ALL deserve a "10", and in someone's eyes, every of us is a "10".
That said, it becomes a matter of self-esteem. People like people who like themselves.
When I feel good about ME, meeting people is not a problem, and I stay far away from the ones who radiate Negativity. When life, the universe, and everything does me in, it becomes virtually impossible, 'cause I'm the negative one.
-- Does this help ??
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 105 (view)
 
What triggers you to run...
Posted: 10/10/2006 9:35:40 PM
Pet Peeve at the moment, "Don't write no Check your Tail can't Cash" as in unfulfilled promises,
Things as insignificant as "I'll call you tomorrow" and the call doesn't come. - Red Flag, I'm history.
Not taking responsibility when they mess up - HUGE Red Flag, which is on Fire!
"Domestically Handicapped" - as in "dirty, sloppy house" - Flashing 12 ft Neon Keep Away sign.
-
-
Some are common faults, some are faults I've exibited myself.
Guess we're all gettin' old and Krochety ;-(
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
It's the Squeeky wheel that gets the oil.
Posted: 10/8/2006 5:54:37 PM
DouglasInMotown ...

Right now I'm having a little fight with Sprint, the area code on my phone is in my old State
(number was ported from my old home), on 2nd bill noted they're charging me taxes from
THAT State, including Sales Tax.... which doesn't exist in Delaware... Their CSRs and
Supervisors have a real knack for telling Fairy Tales (read - Lying).
Since they are breaking a Federal law by doing this, have called them on it.

Issue not resolved yet, but I think I'll win, we're talking maybe $2-$3/mo here so $$$ not
the real basis, it's the Fairy Tales that got me crazy. On the other hand, if everyone started
B!tching, and filing complaints with local consumer groups and the FCC things might change.

It's the Squeeky wheel that gets the oil.

Suggest e v e r y o n e have a close look at their cell phone bills, there's often
padding aplenty.

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Here's a page with fairly decent explanation on "Cramming"

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cramming.html

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and here's a more general page:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/information_directory.html

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 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 58 (view)
 
what women secretly want
Posted: 10/3/2006 7:46:18 PM

A biker was riding along a California beach when the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

The biker pulled over and said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want."

The Lord said, "Your request is materialistic, think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me."

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally he said, "Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, and how I can make a woman truly happy."

The Lord replied, "You want two lanes or four on that bridge?"
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Thanks PoF
Posted: 10/3/2006 3:55:43 PM
So far, no luck for me, BUT... advise all to have a look here
and keep in mind that Hope Springs Eternal is NOT a place in Arkansas:

http://i.euniverse.com/funpages/cms_content/2529/4candles.swf

Kepp on
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 23 (view)
 
Journey down a new road
Posted: 9/28/2006 6:24:47 PM
I wish I had something new to say, but my personal experience is that
it takes a good (well not GOOD... actually) YEAR to heal enough
so you don't go putting old "stuff" onto a new person.
That 1 year "rule" has worked for me in selecting who I'll go out with.
Divorced or out of a long relationship for 2 / 3 / 4 months ? ...NEXT please.
Sounds hard, perhaps, but saves a whole lot-o-heartache.
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
I have this problem....
Posted: 9/27/2006 7:23:37 PM

zigy4uu said:
I have a general answer to most questions like this, one that I think makes me look
smart and it goes like this ..for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
...this answer fits this question closer than any other time I used it.


You might want to borrow this one for your armory.
In response to you question, after having given it a rather deep and thoughtful analysis,
I can say,without fear of contradiction, that the answer is a definite and unequivocal MAYBE.
.
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 7 (view)
 
I have this problem....
Posted: 9/27/2006 6:58:42 PM
jenzagirl said:
"The answer is 42.
"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."

Ah, life, the universe, and everything! Fallin' in love again.
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 122 (view)
 
Men on a Marriage Strike
Posted: 9/22/2006 7:47:11 PM
Just something I came across:
"Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier." ~H.L. Mencken
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 18 (view)
 
How do you deal with the end of a long-term relationship?
Posted: 9/19/2006 5:16:02 AM
There is ultimately only one (1) solution
.......Time
..............TIme
.....................TIme

 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 23 (view)
 
Terrorist threats pale compared to global warming disruptions
Posted: 9/17/2006 5:00:25 PM
^^^ EddyJ ^^^
It is vain for man to think that his activity has any impact on climate. '''' Volcanic eruption''''.. When a volcano erupts- in just a matter of moments- there are more carbons- gasses- poisons -emmited into the atmosphere than ''man'' has contributed in his entire existence on the planet

Oooops:

Comparison of CO2 emissions from volcanoes vs. human activities.
Scientists have calculated that volcanoes emit between about 130-230 million tonnes (145-255 million tons) of CO2 into the atmosphere every year (Gerlach, 1999, 1992). This estimate includes both subaerial and submarine volcanoes, about in equal amounts. Emissions of CO2 by human activities, including fossil fuel burning, cement production, and gas flaring, amount to about 22 billion tonnes per year (24 billion tons) [ ( Marland, et al., 1998) - The reference gives the amount of released carbon (C), rather than CO2.]. Human activities release more than 150 times the amount of CO2 emitted by volcanoes--the equivalent of nearly 17,000 additional volcanoes like Kilauea (Kilauea emits about 13.2 million tonnes/year)!

FROM: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Hazards/What/VolGas/volgas.html
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 26 (view)
 
Muslims condemn Pope?
Posted: 9/17/2006 4:22:42 PM
^^^^^^^
Yes... and then there was the statement so apropo by ???
"....of course, if you want to throw something to the masses to distract them from the real issues..." Which is what Mr.P is doing here. IMHO
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 13 (view)
 
Muslims condemn Pope?
Posted: 9/17/2006 7:11:33 AM
^^^^^^^
Steph77 --- You have a point, several in fact.
As to me, I'm not Religious, merely ethical.
Previous poster saying that the Koran and Muslim religion is "peaceful"
is such a devious load of Cr*p I forced myself to do some research,
and shared it above.
------R
 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Muslims condemn Pope?
Posted: 9/17/2006 6:32:02 AM
"Even the devil can quote from scripture."

And here are some quotes from Koranic Scripture, showing the very Peacful intent of our Muslim Brethren:



Elder: You write, "Muslims must present non-Muslims with the three choices of Sura 9:29 of the (Koran): conversion, submission with second-class status under Islamic rule, or death."

Koran Chapter Sura 9:29-30 states:
“Make War on the Christians and the Jews...Do battle with them!” “Kill those who join other Gods with Allah wherever ye shall find them, and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush: but if they shall convert to Islam then let them go their way.” (Koran Sura 9:5)
For this you shall be rewarded with eternal paradise in Heaven with Allah, crystal clear streams, 72 virgins, wine without side effects, and the Garden of Eden forever. (Koran Sura 56).

“Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal harshly with them.” ~ Repentance; Sura 9:123.

“The unbelievers are your sworn enemies.” ~ Sura 4:101.

"Take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then if they turn away seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take no friend nor helper from among them" ~ Sura 4:89.

“We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. They serve other gods for whom no sanction is revealed. Hell shall be their home.” ~ The Imrans; Sura 3 : 150.

"When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, lie in ambush everywhere for them." ~ Repentance or “Al-Tawba“; Sura 9 : 5.

“Let the unbelievers not think they will escape Us. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your disposal, so that you may strike terror into the enemies of Allah and the faithful, and others beside them. All that you give for the cause of Allah shall be repaid you.” ~ The Spoils; Sura 8 : 60.

"Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5 : 51)

"Make war on them [unbelievers]. Allah will chastise them through you and humble them." ~ Repentance or “Al-Tawba“; Sura 9 : 14.

18 : 29: "Say: (It is) the truth from the Lord of you (all). Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent encloseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place!"

9 : 29: "Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute [jizya tax] readily, being brought low."


JIZYA
The poll-tax or rather more literally "protection money" that has to be paid by the DHIMMIS under Islamic rule.




Consensus that I've read is that 9:29 (above) in the context of Sura 9, orders that "People of the Book" -- Who are defined as either Jews or Christians --- be fought, killed, converted, or else subjugated. Subjugation is to "Dhimmi" status, a second-class citizen position. Dhimmis can convert to Islam or else keep their religion and pay the Jizya ("protection") tax. Refusal to pay the Jizya results in execution.


Of course, as redfishbluefish noted above, these ideas, well, should we call them rules? were –of course- not to be taken seriously… Just a joke, a little tomfoolery, that’s all. :roll:

As one of my more political friends said, she’s hoping that the crazed outrage against the Pope *does* result in church firebombs, cross burnings, and more.
NOT because she hates the Catholic Church, or wants to see people or property destroyed, but because this kind of action WILL finally polarize another 1/3 of the West against these extremists.

Perhaps then the French, Italian, Irish, German and other Catholics will see that this “Holy War” is not against America, but against Western Civilization itself.

Read up on the CENTURIES long war against the Muslims ‘way back when.
 Riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 173 (view)
 
Is Intelligence A Curse In Relationships?
Posted: 9/15/2006 5:35:20 PM
Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.
-Lazarus Long
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
–Albert Einstein

 riick
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 45 (view)
 
Eggshells hurt your feet :o(
Posted: 9/14/2006 8:25:37 PM
Some smart %$#!!@@ once said
"If your wife, blowing on the soup to cool it, upsets you, …Divorce her!"

Which... *I* take to mean that if something so minor upsets you,
There’s a raft of SH*T that's going on underneath, unspoken, unresolved,
and making you mad as a rabid dog. And if you can't solve it with her,
then the thing ought to end.

The thing of it is, my experience, is that when I have brought up things that
irritate or upset me, what *I've* always (yes I do mean always) gotten back
is something on the order of a blank faced stare that says:
?? You expect me to change ...for you ??
- Or - Backlash:
- "Well YOU do thus and so." Need I paint a more detailed picture?

On the other hand there's this joke everyone knows:
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Only ONE.... But the lightbulb has to WANT to change.

And people have to WANT to change, at least a little,
for a relationship to work...
Why else do they call it a RELATIONSHIP, instead of two ships sailing side-by-side?

So, where's the balance point? Who changes? How much?
What if you partner won't move at all? Do you just put up with it?
Turn the other cheek? … Until the blowing on the soup makes you crazy enough to
walk away? Do you continue to try to get a dialog going? Just nag at them?

Beats Hell outta me!
 
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