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Posts Made By: Jim Johnson

June 30, 2012 03:27 AM Forum: ASTRONOMY

Mauna Kea question

Posted By Jim Johnson

As I understand it, visitors can bring their scopes and observe all night. I know the visitor center has facilities that can be accessed after closing. If I were to have a 4 wheel drive, how far up the mountain could I go? Has anyone taken a bottle of oxygen and a mask/nose clip so they can be comfortable all night at higher elevations? How does the seeing at say 9 or 10,000 feet compare to the summit? Would I be allowed to set up a small mountain tent?

Thanks,

Jim J

July 4, 2012 11:47 PM Forum: Politics

Romney's finances

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/axelrod-tweet-burst-hits-romney-bermuda-tax-shelter-194710878--abc-news-politics.html

I don't mind that the president-to-be is rich - after all that's the American Dream but I think having off-shore bank accounts and tax shelters might be a little un-American. I'm sure he is complying with state and federal laws but... wink

Jim J

July 7, 2012 08:51 AM Forum: Religion

Every religion has its zealots

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-draft-pits-secular-jews-vs-ultra-orthodox-071228668.html

Ultra-orthodox Jews want special treatment. I'm proud of our Christian Fundamentalists - many serve in the armed forces, work hard for a living, usually don't rock or kiss the floor when they pray and I've never seen one try to wash his feet in the sink of a public bathroom. grin Not being sarcastic or facetious).

Jim J

July 10, 2012 03:00 PM Forum: No Holds Barred

There are good Muslims in Kenya

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/attacks-kenyan-muslims-guard-christian-churches-153441069.html

Helping guard their Christian neighbors from radical Muslims from Mali (the crazy ones attacking their own heritage)

Jim J

July 11, 2012 12:55 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Play in Mak Meniscus

Posted By Jim Johnson

Some time back when checking out my Intes 6" Mak-Cass, I heard a slight rattling from the corrector plate when I moved the scope up/down. I was looking at Jupiter at the time and the image was very good. I just now retrieved it from storage with a view to selling it. I have only used the scope a few times in the 10 years I've owned it an never noticed it before. Should there be any play? Is it a tough job to tighten it up? Anyone have any instructions or point me to some?

Thanks,
Jim J

July 13, 2012 08:14 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Team USA in overpriced Chinese uniforms

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/team-usa-to-be-decked-out-in-uniforms-made-in-china/

You figure representing the best and the pride of the USA, the Olympic team would have made in the USA uniforms. They are made in China and waay overpriced to boot. Why? So Ralph Lauren can increase their profit margins with overseas labor. Well, OK, that's business but not for the Olympic team. :C

Jim J

July 17, 2012 04:52 PM Forum: Politics

Keeping the tradition in Chicago

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/seven-charged-chicago-taking-fake-u-grants-candy-232308064.html

Chicago officials are in the news again for corruption. What is it with Chicago and Illinois and corrupt politics?

Jim J

July 18, 2012 03:08 PM Forum: Politics

More U.N. Crap

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/u-n-expert-says-u-executions-due-wednesday-165311504.html

The Blue Pu**ies are sticking their nose in the US' business again, this time telling us what is constitutional or not. we need to pull the plug on our support as we don't need them. They are a pain in the tush.

Of course, Texas does like to fry almost anybody guilty or not, retarded or not. :S

Jim J

September 16, 2012 08:42 AM Forum: No Holds Barred

Google says no to White House

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/google-says-wont-down-anti-muslim-clip-005258913.html

They tried to get Google to remove the anti-muslim clip from YouTube. They are going to restrict its access in a few counties: Libya, Egypt, India and Indonesia.

Good for YouTube. Devout Muslims skins are too thin of skin, totally lacking a sense of humor (common to all fundamentals). They have no issue with their own anti-Jewish and anti-Christian rhetoric - which is more extensive and encouraged by theocratic governments and clerics and backed by acts of violence.

We show weakness when we kowtow to them. We are a land of free speech and we can make NO exceptions for Muslims. We should not be pacifying them - they do not respect us and they detest signs of weakness. I would guess that the video was just a pretext for the riots. The number involved are just hundreds out of a billion Muslims yet our government apologizes for the legal actions of their own citizens for the sake of peace - which is an illusion.

Jim J

September 17, 2012 04:16 PM Forum: Politics

Romney not concerned with 47% of the voters

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-secretly-taped-fundraiser-obama-voters-dependent-government-203717421--election.html

Romney isn't concerned about those 47% who will always vote Democrat.

These include:
* Elderly on SS
* Students
* Disabled
* Unemployed
* Full-time workers making low enough wages or having enough dependents to qualify for tax credits
* Finally, the freeloaders



Jim J