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Posts Made By: Jack Day

June 13, 2009 08:56 PM Forum: Politics

Either grow up, or go away...

Posted By Jack Day

I have asked nicely several times for people here to treat each other with respect. The name calling and hate needs to stop now.

You will be civil to one another

This includes everyone. If you cannot be civil go away. This includes EVERYONE.

Am I in anway being unclear?


June 13, 2009 10:57 PM Forum: Politics

Miguel Olivares

Posted By Jack Day

Why is it the next post after my request for civility you come into this forum and start using fowl language and spewing hate.

Nice try, Buger off.

June 14, 2009 09:10 PM Forum: Politics

Re: Stand up to the ONE

Posted By Jack Day

Hey Jim,

Any chance we could lay off calling Obama "The idiot" for a few weeks? I thing everyone here understands your feelings in this area. 8)

Thanks!

p.s. where is todays joke?

June 16, 2009 10:25 PM Forum: Politics

Hot in here tonight...

Posted By Jack Day

This is MY response to some debate on Poverty here in the USA and abroad that is taking place here tonight:

Believe it or not the USA is a pretty damn good place to live. Perfect? No. But We spend so much time in this country complaining about what we do not have instead of being thankful for what we do. Poverty in the USA, a little, but lets be honest, we (even the poor) live like kings compared to the majority of the people on the planet.

I am not wanting to debate this, this is my OPINION. I am entitled to that. Just as everyone else here is entitled to theirs.

Perhaps, like the theory of relativity much of this is based on the point of view of the observer. All of us are right, and at the same time wrong. Weird.

So, let's cool it before the beatings need to begin.

June 18, 2009 12:20 PM Forum: Politics

Food for thought...

Posted By Jack Day

A friend of mine on Astromart, yes I consider all of you here friends, recently said the following:

"I also really believe that things we need to keep us alive should be socialized."

I am curious as to what exactly those "things" are?

Is it possible we can have a debate on this without going off topic?

In my view these are things we need vs. want in the order of priority:

Clean air (Need)
Clean water (Need)
Food (Need)
Shelter (Need)
Clothing (Need)

To me, pretty much everything else would fall into the "Want" catagory...

What say all of you?

July 1, 2009 03:33 PM Forum: Politics

Patrick and Richard

Posted By Jack Day

You two should contact Steve Jobs at Apple. You guys could write commercials for the whole Mac vs. PC marketing campaign.... Dare I even ask: So which of you is the PC, and which is the Mac...

July 8, 2009 10:58 PM Forum: Politics

Completely off topic...

Posted By Jack Day

But I couldn't resist! 8)

2nd light for my rebuilt 14" f/5.4
3/4" plate glass mirror that I ground myself.

Still have some wood to remove and some staining / sealing. I did see M57 and split the Double Double easily at 90x.

Sorry for the distraction...
wink

July 26, 2009 09:45 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Barlow Question - What am I?

Posted By Jack Day

Picked this up at a atar party swap meet. I think it is a Siebert Optics 2.5X (2 inch) barlow, but am not sure if it is a standard or "telecentric" version. Any idea's or info on how they perform?

Thanks!

August 8, 2009 06:56 PM Forum: Telescope Making

Nice article about a close friend...

Posted By Jack Day

http://wenatcheeworld.com/article/20090807/NEWS04/708079962

Kind of sad, but worth reading. Yes, the reporter made a few mistakes in his quotes.

Cheers

Jack

August 20, 2009 07:40 PM Forum: Politics

Arg too many posts...

Posted By Jack Day

I can't keep up.

Is everyone behaving?

Clear skies,

Jack