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Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:58 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
Its remarkable how perception can be different...

Its remarkable how perception can be different for different individuals, for example

This is how I see my dog...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/csmvaulavpwdm3z/DogPerception1.jpg?raw=1

And this...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:44 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
Oh, and for entertainment, a great monologue from...

Oh, and for entertainment, a great monologue from Stephen Colbert today...

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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:31 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Here is a great example of a recloser working...

Here is a great example of a recloser working during a thunderstorm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ4WR9S20Tg

NOTE 1: When the recloser brings the power back on... not all of the lights come...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:17 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
BULL-**** The correct operation of a...

BULL-****

The correct operation of a sectionalizer/recloser device due to a short circuit fault on the power grid explains all your observations - and without resorting to... "OMG!!!!!! :eye-poppi...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
While right wing Twitter accounts issue threats...

While right wing Twitter accounts issue threats of war and retribution, and right wing propaganda outlets like Faux News and Newsmax lose their minds over the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lardo, one Liberal...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Yeah. As I have said on other forums when...

Yeah. As I have said on other forums when debating with and against UFO nutjobs, if you see.....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xggu4tg93mwgrpi/Bill%20Birnes.jpeg?raw=1...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
... written with a sharpie!

... written with a sharpie!
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
I think the OP is showing reluctance to accept...

I think the OP is showing reluctance to accept your word... :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By smartcooky
Because "who can we blame for this?" should take...

Because "who can we blame for this?" should take precedence over "how can we make our roads safer?" :rolleyes:

Seriously, this kind of sensationalist reporting is just low-grade claptrap. The...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Did these aliens burn your face, like sunburn? ...

Did these aliens burn your face, like sunburn?
Did you get an urge to play with your mashed potatoes at dinner time?
Did you feel compelled to build a model of a mountain in your lounge room?
Did...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Challenge accepted, and even better, here is a...

Challenge accepted, and even better, here is a video of a bird in a tree, a small one, take from about 100 feet away

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gr7xbpj24z3t7o1/20220810_120046.mp4

You can...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
This is the nub for me. From my experience...

This is the nub for me.

From my experience as an aeronautical engineer, dealing mainly in Avionics (although I'm also a qualified sparky and have wired and rewired a number of houses) I can tell...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Indeed! Back in the 1950s, home-movie...

Indeed!

Back in the 1950s, home-movie cameras such as 8mm and super 8mm were rare. You'd be lucky if one person in a thousand had one, and they were very rarely carried routinely. They were...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,578
Posted By smartcooky
Indeed! When I used to play "500" at lunch times,...

Indeed! When I used to play "500" at lunch times, I had a regular partner. After the bidding, we pretty much knew what each other were holding.
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
Its fun to speculate Other than the obvious...

Its fun to speculate

Other than the obvious (more illegally retained documents), there could be any other number of things that led to this.

Maybe someone working in Mar-A-Lardo has seen...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
100+ FBI agents and several armored vehicles...

100+ FBI agents and several armored vehicles seems to be a bit OTT if its just a few documents.
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,553
Posted By smartcooky
Is this a low-down dirty tricks maneuvre by the...

Is this a low-down dirty tricks maneuvre by the radical woke agenda or something? No

Is this perfectly above board? Yes

Is it way past time that this happened? Yes

Or, are you one of those...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,889
Posted By smartcooky
The covfeve... you forgot the covfeve!!

The covfeve... you forgot the covfeve!!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 38,574
Posted By smartcooky
I once self-identified as a newt! I got...

I once self-identified as a newt!

I got better! :p
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,889
Posted By smartcooky
How about we start with civil rights, policing...

How about we start with civil rights, policing standards and a woman's "right to choose" being uniform throughout the entire country?

That's what we have here in NZ, with a strong, democratically...
Forum: Trials and Errors 8th August 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,411
Posted By smartcooky
Indeed. Cletus, Bubba and Billy-Bob are the only...

Indeed. Cletus, Bubba and Billy-Bob are the only people responsible for the situation they find themselves in... serving life with no parole.

Furthermore, this is about only three things IMO

1....
Forum: Trials and Errors 8th August 2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,411
Posted By smartcooky
You must have missed it. We've already had at...

You must have missed it. We've already had at least one of those apologists post here.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th August 2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,204
Posted By smartcooky
The importance of this cannot be overstated. ...

The importance of this cannot be overstated.

There is no "proof" in science. The best we can ever do is to show such overwhelming evidence in support of a hypothesis, theory or proposition that...
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,889
Posted By smartcooky
Gerrymandering does not happen here for a couple...

Gerrymandering does not happen here for a couple of reasons

1. We have is an independent body called the Representation Commission, which consists of seven people made up of four government...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 38,574
Posted By smartcooky
None of this has any bearing the main issue at...

None of this has any bearing the main issue at hand, which is, why any if this should unfairly impact on people who are not involved, or who are directly, negatively impacted by these people? If...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 7th August 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
Almost?

Almost?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 02:52 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Well, I have literally seen a bird knock out the...

Well, I have literally seen a bird knock out the power, and start a fire at the same time!

A magpie landed on a pole mounted high-tension transformer in a rural area. It landed on the cross arm...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th August 2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,578
Posted By smartcooky
Well I am pretty sure there is no way that a...

Well I am pretty sure there is no way that a computer could beat Captain Kirk at "Fizzbin" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_in_Star_Trek#Fizzbin)
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 01:49 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Its the Giorgio Triple-Whammy... ...

Its the Giorgio Triple-Whammy...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6fwuiiwv0hf6rhl/Giorgio-triple%20Aliens.png?raw=1
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 4,962
Posted By smartcooky
Wouldn't even need to come into the inner solar...

Wouldn't even need to come into the inner solar system at all to get more water than they would ever need.. The Oort cloud contains around 2 trillion chunks of water/ice.

The OP is just a...
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,889
Posted By smartcooky
How about "The Democratic People's Republic of...

How about "The Democratic People's Republic of America", because if things keep going they way they are, and The Fat Orange Turd, or someone like him gets the Presidency with a Senate/House majority...
Forum: Trials and Errors 6th August 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,411
Posted By smartcooky
Indeed. Scum like the McMichaels' need to...

Indeed.

Scum like the McMichaels' need to be safe in prison so that they can contemplate the scummyness that put them in the position they now find themselves. I want them to have the ability to...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
Gut wrenching to listen to!

Gut wrenching to listen to!
Forum: Trials and Errors 6th August 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,411
Posted By smartcooky
I'm not "celebrating" anything. I don't...

I'm not "celebrating" anything.

I don't believe McMicheal will be murdered in prison, nor do I advocate that it should happen (by the same token, I don't care, and would not shed a single tear if...
Forum: Trials and Errors 6th August 2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,411
Posted By smartcooky
Travis McMichael fears being slain in a Georgia state prison.....

..... and wants to remain in the physical custody of the federal government because he is afraid he'll be killed once in the Georgia state prison system.
...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,889
Posted By smartcooky
The EC "winner-takes-all" method is very...

The EC "winner-takes-all" method is very undemocratic.

For example, Florida has 29 EC votes, and the 2020 election result was Biden/Harris 5,297,045 (48%), Trump/Pence 5,668,731 (52%). Under the...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,932
Posted By smartcooky
Overturning Roe v Wade wouldn't stop someone like...

Overturning Roe v Wade wouldn't stop someone like Gosnell anyway, they would just do so illegally on the q.t. for more money!
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
....and the DoJ

....and the DoJ
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
Here is the Emergency Motion without the...

Here is the Emergency Motion without the constant, annoying interruptions and from the host

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Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
If you are thinking the accidental sending of...

If you are thinking the accidental sending of Jones' text messages to the opposition lawyers is going to be grounds for a mistrial, I think you are mistaken. On receipt of that information, the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
Well the first thing that came up on that link...

Well the first thing that came up on that link was from this Tweeter, Rex Chapman (my bolding)

"Pay attention to all of the right wingers tonight who arenít coming to Alex Jonesí rescue on social...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,204
Posted By smartcooky
Its black holes all the way down!

Its black holes all the way down!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,204
Posted By smartcooky
..and an interesting point occurs to me Back...

..and an interesting point occurs to me

Back in the early part of the 20th century, "The Great Debate" raged between two prominent astronomers, Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis. The debate topic...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,932
Posted By smartcooky
Yes, but that is just normal for some posters.......

Yes, but that is just normal for some posters.... they screech and rail against examples that aren't examples for the simple reason that they never happen.
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By smartcooky
Oh good heavens! No wonder there were no...

Oh good heavens! No wonder there were no survivors

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8c2q364i5m5hjb5/WalorskiCrash.png?raw=1
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 987
Posted By smartcooky
I think this is a reasonable view given the very...

I think this is a reasonable view given the very muted public response of the Taliban leadership. I mean, in the past, after something like this, the usual response would be the declaration of Jihad,...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,932
Posted By smartcooky
Well it clearly woke up women voters in Kansas.

Well it clearly woke up women voters in Kansas.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,362
Posted By smartcooky
Even if they do, he won't/can't. He's a lot...

Even if they do, he won't/can't.

He's a lot like The Fat Orange Turd in that respect... he blurts out what comes into his head, totally unfiltered, and the conspiracy theory rhetoric is so...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,932
Posted By smartcooky
Interesting fact. 70% of Kansas residents who...

Interesting fact. 70% of Kansas residents who registered to vote after 6/24 (Dobbs decision) were women.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/liair77ct0euhv2/Kansas%20Women%20register.jpg?raw=1

Stunning!
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