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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-15-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By competentone
So prosecutors consider crimes are committed when...

So prosecutors consider crimes are committed when accidents happen? What ever happened to the idea that intent had to be present before an activity became a crime?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By competentone
$16,900 :eek:

$16,900

:eek:
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-14-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By competentone
Everything wrong with the 911 in this ad?

Well, at least what you experts can tell from the pictures:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads20/1976+Porsche+Huh1331743478.jpg

Here's the description:

CLASSIC VINTAGE PORSCHE
1976 911...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-03-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,495
Posted By competentone
I concluded that your comments implied that I did...

I concluded that your comments implied that I did not have knowledge about the financial world (and could not criticize it) because I was not "in the business."

I have never stated -- nor do I...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-02-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By competentone
"It was her Sunday carry weapon..." (And...

"It was her Sunday carry weapon..."

(And I'll assume you are envisioning that ad far in the future since 59 is not anywhere near "elderly.")
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-02-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By competentone
Bear is great to watch to learn exactly what not...

Bear is great to watch to learn exactly what not to do if you're ever stranded in the wilderness!

Bear: "I'll climb this vertical granite wall, then leap to that pine tree, then jump into that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-02-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,497
Posted By competentone
I want one for plinking!

I want one for plinking!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-02-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By competentone
Good basic article. The option - ARMs are...

Good basic article.

The option - ARMs are going to start hitting hard in 2010 -- the sub-prime market was a "slight cold" compared to the "severe flu" the option - ARMs represent.

But don't...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,495
Posted By competentone
So you're saying that only those people who are...

So you're saying that only those people who are "in the business" understand what went on with the $800 billion in TARP, or the trillion dollars in paper the Fed has taken on their books, or the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
The "scientific community" sunk $10 billion into...

The "scientific community" sunk $10 billion into that machine?

No, politically connected "scientists" persuaded government officials to use money confiscated from the taxpayer (under threat of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-30-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
I see it is a complete waste of time to attempt...

I see it is a complete waste of time to attempt to continue any exchange with you.

It is obvious that you either haven't bothered to read a word of what I've written or have such limited reading...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
That is called circular argument. How do you...

That is called circular argument.

How do you describe magnetism? Through the "carrier" of the electromagnetic force.

How do you describe gravity? Through the "carrier" of the gravitational...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
I do not "understand" modern theoretical physics....

I do not "understand" modern theoretical physics.

And I also do not "understand" Catholic theology.

Neither are understandable in rational terms.

Those of us who live with "limited reality"...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
I would interpret "God" as "Mother Nature" in...

I would interpret "God" as "Mother Nature" in Euclid's quote, though I'm not sure how he intended it (whether he meant "god" as some supernatural being or not).

Mathematics is just a language. Its...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
"The laws of nature are but the mathematical...

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God." Euclid
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
I prefer the use of the old term "natural...

I prefer the use of the old term "natural philosophy" -- that approach does not reject the language of mathematics, but does not try to rely upon it almost exclusively when examining the universe....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By competentone
Bluing (steel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Bluing (steel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluing_%28steel%29)
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By competentone
As for plastic bags; I've stored firearms for...

As for plastic bags; I've stored firearms for years in sealed plastic bags, with just a light film of oil on the metal. But I put a silica gel pack in the package before sealing it up.

If the link...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
I wasn't making "claims" as much as I was asking...

I wasn't making "claims" as much as I was asking questions.

What is being "carried"? What is doing the "carrying" in your CARRIER theory (which is not something I've studied)?

There were many...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-29-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
I will respond to personal attacks with personal...

I will respond to personal attacks with personal attacks, if I choose. If people respond to my argument with suggestions that I'm smoking dope, or huffing ether, I reserve the right to hurl my own...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,495
Posted By competentone
Umm...where have you been during the last 18...

Umm...where have you been during the last 18 months?

Just because the investment "banks" have been allowed to convert themselves to retail banks -- and access the Fed window where they can...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 26,461
Posted By competentone
Now that is a perfect post to explain why I visit...

Now that is a perfect post to explain why I visit here!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
You were asking before whether I was suggesting...

You were asking before whether I was suggesting you were an idiot or a conman; it looks like we have the answer now!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
If Jesus was a space alien, then perhaps, yes.

If Jesus was a space alien, then perhaps, yes.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,478
Posted By competentone
As I also said in that post: "...one is pretty...

As I also said in that post: "...one is pretty much at a complete loss in proposing any qualitative explanations for certain observed "attractive forces" -- like magnetism or gravity -- without an...
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