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Good News In History, February 22

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40 years ago today, in a stunning upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team consisting of amateurs and college students, defeated the long-dominant and he ... read more

Good News In History, February 21

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On this day a quarter century ago, Steve Fossett, a 50-year-old stock broker from Chicago, became the first person to make a solo flight across the ... read more

Australian Firefighters Use NYC Billboard To Thank Americans For Their Help With The Fires

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NSW firefighters took out this 70-foot billboard in Times Square as a means of illustrating just how grateful they are for the help of US firefighte ... read more

Good News In History, February 24

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100 years ago today, American Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a ... read more

Good News In History, February 23

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75 years ago today, a group of U.S. Marines scaled a mountain during a battle in World War II, and hoisted the American flag as Associated Press pho ... read more

Good News In History, February 25

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25 years ago today, Frank Sinatra sang to a live audience for the last time, performing with his band before 1,200 invited guests on the closing nig ... read more

Frankincense Shows The Ability To Alleviate Symptoms Of Anxiety & Depression

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Gold and frankincense and myrrh... sound familiar? These were the gifts that were allegedly brought by the three kings when Jesus Christ was born. W ... read more

In 2020, More People Are Enslaved On Earth Than Ever Before In Human History

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Matt Agorist - Despite massive leaps in technology and quality of life across the planet, there is still a very dark problem hiding in plain sight. ... read more

Meditation Changes The Structure Of Your Brain In A Positive Way, Studies Show

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Aaron Kesel - There's no right or wrong way to meditate. ... read more

Canada's First 'Dementia Village' Is Helping To Change How People Care For Seniors With Alzheimers

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Since The Village opened in August, several dozen seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia have enjoyed its various restaurants and cottage ... read more

42-Year-old Zamboni Driver Wins First NHL Game After Being Tapped As Emergency Goalie

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After Dave Ayres underwent a kidney transplant 15 years ago, he never thought he would play hockey again—and now, he is winning games for the ... read more

Determined Not To Lose Her Motor Function, Musician Plays Violin During Brain Surgery (WATCH)

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Thousands of people have been captivated by this video of a classical musician playing the violin while surgeons are removing a tumor from her brain ... read more

Ask Yourself: What Would You Do If Money Didn't Matter Or If It Didn't Exist?

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You probably hear this now-clich question all the time: “If money was no object, what would you be doing with your life?” But hearing ... read more

Ask Yourself: Would Would You Do If Money Didn't Matter? What Would You Do If It Didn't Exist?

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Ask Yourself: Would Would You Do If Money Didn't Matter? What Would You Do If It Didn't Exist? ... read more

8 Facts About Life That Will Move You Forward & Improve Yourself

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No matter how much we believe we have our "shit" together, life carries many harsh truths, and no matter how much we may wish to run awa ... read more

8 Facts About Life That Will You Move Forward & Improve Yourself

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No matter how much we believe we have our "shit" together, life carries many harsh truths, and no matter how much we may wish to run awa ... read more

Study: The Human Body Responds To Sharp Changes In Solar & Geomagnetic Activity

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Over the past few years, a number of publications have emerged from scientists and researchers all over the world regarding the human magnetic field ... read more

The Science Of Healing Trauma With Plant Medicine — Dr. Jeff McNairy Explains

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Over the past decade or so, the use of ayahuasca by western cultures has absolutely blown up. Chances are you've either taken it yourself or kno ... read more

Scottish Government Scores Hole In One For Wildlife, Blocking Golf Course On Protected Coastline

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The Scotish coastal dune ecosystem of Coul Links was protected from golf course development by the Scottish Government after a four-year fight by ac ... read more

Farming In The Forest: A Chance To Reverse 1,000 Years Of Destructive Land-Use Practices

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Multi-layered forest farming instead of outdated mono-crop agriculture is a win-win for climate change, ecosystems, wildlife diversity, and human he ... read more

Parables For The New Conversation (Chapter 27: The Testament)

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The following is a chapter from my book 'Parables For The New Conversation.' One chapter will be published every Sunday for 36 weeks here o ... read more

Is There An Alien/Human Hybrid Program?

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Prior to the recent official disclosure of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the mainstream (via the recent Pentagon footage and the release of ... read more

An Indigenous Perspective About Being A Vegan

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Indigenous wisdom is something that resonates with many people. Despite the fact that this way of life was almost completely erased all over the wor ... read more

The 5G Trojan Horse: What You're Not Being Told

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Derrick Broze - As the saying goes: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ... read more

'On A Knife Edge': Experts Warn Great Barrier Reef Could Soon See Third Mass Coral Bleaching In Five Years

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Jesica Corbett - The concerns follow new research suggesting that climate issues could completely wipe out all of the world's coral reef habitat ... read more

Do Animals Have Emotions? Baby Elephant Cried For 5 Hours After Mother Rejected Him

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John Vibes - There are many people who say that animals don't have feelings, but the evidence of animal consciousness is all around us. ... read more

5 Biggest Pesticide Companies Are Making Billions From 'Highly Hazardous' Chemicals, Investigation Finds

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Jordan Davidson - Poor people in developing countries are far more likely to suffer from exposure to pesticides, according to new data. ... read more

All-Purpose Cleaner Is Made Entirely Of Food Waste Collected In NYC—and Ditches Plastic Spray Bottles

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A New York company called Veles is selling an all-purpose cleaner made of food waste collected from Manhattan cafeterias, and ditches plastic spray ... read more

Looking For Natural Anxiety Relief? Try Comedy Improv, Says New Study

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At Second City comedy club in Chicago, Improv for Anxiety is helping students and adults relieve their worst anxiety symptoms with improvisational c ... read more

Parents Reveal Their Top 10 Sneaky Techniques For Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables

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According to this survey of more than 2,000 parents, there are a number of ways for getting stubborn kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. ... read more

Scientists Finally Figure Out How Stress Turns Hair Gray

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Phillip Schneider - Scientists discovered that our sympathetic nervous system is the key to understanding why stress causes our hair to turn color. ... read more

The Power Of Viruses And The Power Of You

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Jon Rappoport - "I saw a horror movie and somehow it was the greatest experience of my life. ... read more

This Music Video By Avicii Is A Shockingly Realistic Portrayal Of Child Sex-Trafficking By Wealthy Predators

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Buck Rogers - Most famous people wouldn't dare touch a subject like this, and sadly, Avicci committed suicide. ... read more

Nano-technology: One World, One Brain

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Jon Rappoport - The branch of technology deals with dimensions of less than 100 nanometers, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and mole ... read more

Study Shows Rain Could Be A Viable Source Of Renewable Energy

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John Vibes - The planet is overflowing with energy, and humans are just in the beginning stages of figuring out how to harness that energy. ... read more

Study: College Grads Would Spend A Week In Jail To Erase Student Debt

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John Vibes - Unfortunately, going to college in the United States results in many years of debt for most students once they graduate. ... read more

Survivors From The MK Ultra Program Come Together To Sue The Federal Government

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According to this CTV News article, survivors and families of an MK Ultra brainwashing program run by Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill University in Montr ... read more

32 Thoughts That Can Help You Achieve Anything

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9 years ago I made a choice, that choice changed the rest of my life. What I realize today is that same choice is one that many face and are very af ... read more

Yale Study Reveals 1 In 3 Drugs Have Safety Issues Even After FDA Approval

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In 2014, Harvard University stated that prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death, yet pharmaceutical companies continue to hide behind ... read more

Warning: Graphic Video Exposes A Cruel Truth Behind Designer Leather, Like Louis Vuitton

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So many people, particularly those of us who live in more industrialized countries, have become obsessed with our appearance. People slave away beh ... read more

Some Doctors Claim Babies Should Share Their Mother's Bed Until The Age Of 3

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When it comes to parenting, everyone seems to have an opinion, and rightfully so, especially if you are yourself a parent. But what about controvers ... read more

India Makes History With All Gas Stations Officially Preparing To Supply World's Cleanest Fuel

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Not only did the nation succeed in transitioning directly to fuels maintaining 10 parts sulphur per million, they also managed to do it in 3 years.I ... read more

Need A Smile? This Is The Sweet Moment Canine 'Branch Manager' Helped Struggling Pup With Big Stick

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This video of Willow the dog and and her daughter Harper are the perfect example of how teamwork does indeed make the dream work.Need a Smile? This ... read more

Family Has Driven 5,000 People To The Hospital For Free—in Their Motorcycle Ambulance (Watch)

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For the last 19 years, Karimul Haque has been transporting Indian villagers to the hospital aboard his makeshift motorcycle ambulance.Family Has Dri ... read more

Sisters Successfully Pressure Kellogg's Food Company Into Sustainably Sourcing All Of Their Palm Oil To Help Orangutans

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These young English eco-warriors have rallied thousands of people to help them convince the food brand to source their palm oil responsibly.Sisters ... read more

This Veterinarian Has Spent 9 Years Wandering The California Coast Treating Homeless People's Pets For Free

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Since Dr. Stewart began his labor of love back in 2011, he has treated more than 400 animals across California and Los Angeles.This Veterinarian Has ... read more

Woman Finds Good Karma Writing And Handing Out 20,000 Love Letters To First Responders

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Over the course of the last four years, Natalie Reilly has written more than 20,000 love letters to firefighters and police officers. ... read more

FDA Approves 'World's First' Portable Bedside MRI Scanner Costing 20 Times Less Than Current Systems

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This week's 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration means that the device will be ready for shipment this summer. ... read more

Dad Helps Delivers Baby At Home Using Just One Hand Since Other Arm Was In A Cast

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28-year-old Rhys Darby deserves a "Dad of the Year" award after he successfully delivered his daughter with his arm in a cast due to a bro ... read more

'Priceless' Stolen Bonsai Trees Mysteriously Returned Just 72 Hours After Museum Begged For Their Return

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The 70-year-old trees were found on a museum road just a few days after the curators begged the thieves to return the precious bonsais. ... read more

Study: Baking Soda Can Remove Large Amounts Of Pesticide Residue From Fruits & Vegetables

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By now, many of us are aware of the importance of eating organic produce and other foods. Although we may often try our best, sometimes the organic ... read more

Why I Chose To Un-School My Son

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Now more than ever before our society is seeing the need to take matters into our own hands and not rely on others to get the job done for us. The t ... read more

Intermittent Fasting Is Great, But Alternate-Day Fasting Is Having A Big Impact On My Body

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Several years ago I remember coming across an old study from 2013 about caloric restriction, emphasizing how it extends life span and prevents as we ... read more

Tips That May Help You Put Rheumatoid Arthritis Into Remission

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In our modern day world, when something goes awry with our health, we often seek the advice of a medical professional to help understand what is goi ... read more

Scientist Explains Why He Believes Aluminum Is "Almost Certainly" Playing A Role In Autism

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A study published in 2018 discovered high amounts of aluminum in the brain tissue of people with autism. The picture you see above is from the study ... read more

Jordan Peterson Shares A Powerful Perspective On Alcohol Addiction And How To Beat It

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Alex Pietrowski - So many of us have an insanely difficult time walking away from booze and not looking back. ... read more

Neuroscience And The 'Sanskrit Effect

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Azriel ReShel - With their extraordinary chanting and low throaty drone of ancient sacred texts, the Gyuto Monks of Tibet have kept audiences in the ... read more

New Billboards Aim To Raise Awareness About US Military Spending

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Sometimes the simplest things can have the most impact. In this case, it's a billboard with a powerful message. Standing tall at the Southeast c ... read more

Super Dad Delivers Baby At Home Using Just One Hand Since Other Arm Was In A Cast

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28-year-old Rhys Darby deserves a "Dad of the Year" award after he successfully delivered his daughter with his arm in a cast due to a bro ... read more

85,000 Marijuana Convictions Expunged In California

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85,000 Marijuana Convictions Expunged in California ... read more

Should I Capitalize That Dog Breed Name?

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In a word, no. See style.mla.org/capitalizing-names-of-dog-breeds ... read more

Be Ready For The Next Power Failure

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A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on www.generac.com ... read more

Ancient Origins Website

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Possibly interesting. See Ancient Origins ... read more

Mini Ice Age Coming?

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via weather warning ice age EARTH could be braced for a 'mini ICE-AGE' as experts warn a solar minimum could last until the 2050s. ... read more

Is It Not Written In Your Law That Ye Are Gods?

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Q: Evangelical Christians criticize the New Age principle that we are all God in disguise. They say that this is Luciferian thinking. So, how do they get around this quote? https://biblehub.com/john/10-34.htm A: I had an article on my website (see ... read more

Conspiracies

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Useful Websites

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Just thought I would start a running list of websites I have found useful, below... image align center delete old messages from gmail ... read more

Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org ... read more

We Have No Reason To Believe 5g Is Safe

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via Scientific American The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks See also ... read more

2019 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

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This article is dated December 2018, and it's based on 2017 data, but whatever. :) RoadSnacks has a similar list here, and here's ... read more

Today's Front Pages

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Cool website for news junkies: https://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages ... read more

Our Thoughts

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All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. -- Buddha ... read more

Rumi Quote

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Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form -- Rumi Though, I happen to think there is nothing wrong with grieving. In fact, it is required. -- Ed. ... read more

The Truth About Electric Cars

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From: Anonymous See Electric-Cars... At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicl ... read more

Russia-gate, Explained

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This pretty well sums up the stupidity known as Russia-gate: russiagate cartoon. And, can we please stop adding gate to the end of every scandal? Millennials are too young to remember Watergate, the original gate. Thank you for your coope ... read more

Where You Belong

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I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say... You would fit in well in New England due to ... read more

Stop 5G On Earth And In Space

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We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from () countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more

Turn Your Computer Into A Chrome Device

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From NeverWare.com at neverware.com "Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended only for personal us ... read more

Behavior Experiment

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copied from somewhere. apologies, but we don't remember where You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana. Before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. You then spray ALL the monkeys with cold water. ... read more

Conspiracy Corner

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Conspiracy-related links Old reference to conspiracies Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo ... read more

Word Hippo

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Useful site here: Word Hippo. "Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs." ... read more

History Of FriendsNews.com

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FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine ... read more

Open DNS

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Just thought we'd mention ... read more

So, You Dropped Your Phone Into The Toilet?

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Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow.com/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, it had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home! Speaking of iPhone ... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails

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Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: " Hi, your account was recently hacked! M ... read more

Encyclopedia Of Conspiracy

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Encyclopedia of Conspiracy. ... read more

RF Shielding

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Compares chicken wire to aluminum foil (foil wins). I read elsewhere that, to protect equipment from CMEs, wrap it in cloth, wrapped in 5 layers of aluminum foil (cloth barrier keeps aluminum foil from becoming an antenna). Metal trash ... read more

Holodeck Earth

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Well-laid-out point-by-point article... if you're into this sort of thing. See Contract holodeck Earth. ... read more

Saturnalia

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via saturnalia-reason-for-season "At no time in the history of the early Christian church was it ever thought that the birth of Christ took place on 25 December. In fact, Jesus' birthday was not celebrated at all u ... read more

E-recycling Services In Nashville

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Electronic Waste-Recycling electronicr ... read more

Private School Comparison Site

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I've used this and liked it, FYI: privateschoolreview.com. This link shows an actual comparison. ... read more

Good Explanation Of The "annexation" Of Crimea

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"In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-Crimean-resort. Reprinted without permission from whatreallyhappened.com" ... read more

Israel Lobby

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Watch the film the Israel Lobby didn't want you to see. ... read more

URL Expander

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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... read more

Barney Fife Lives!

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Can you say over-reaction? 87-year-Georgia-woman Related good-to-know info here ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: aboutads.info. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable. ... read more

This Week's Literacy Rant

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OK, people, the word is led (when pronounced led) not lead unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptable (cool, even) to be completely illiterate, but I keep seeing it in news articles written by supposed journalists. ... read more

Remove Dog-fight-supporting Politician, Steve King

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What a pinhead. "King supports dog fighting because ... humans are allowed to fight, so dogs should be, too. The difference, obviously, is that humans can choose whether or not to fight, and dogs cannot. Also, many dog fights are to the death, or the loser is executed after their excruciating fight, anyway." ... read more

Lingmo Language Translator

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Wow, I want one of these! Real ... read more

How To Drain A Toilet

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I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself. It all started after I had to use a "snake" to unclog it. The snake left marks. My wife bought some ... read more

Is It Down Right Now

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Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now? Someone emailed us about their tool here: websiteplanet.com/webtools/down-or-not ... read more

Your Cell Phone Might Detect A Credit Card Skimmer

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"When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good, says Sid Miller." via Cell phone might d ... read more

Grim [false] Depiction Of Russian Life

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"As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly vibrant country that Gilbert Doctorow sees." via ... read more

Battery-free Cell Phone

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Cool! This would (eventually) remove the need for environment-destroying battery factories. "We've built what we believe is the first functioning cellphone that consumes almost zero power, said co-author Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the UW. To achieve th ... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use my W ... read more

Being Human

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Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking "Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human." Not that it could ever understand it, anyway. ... read more

Another Website/page Of Mine

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It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: Patreon "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do! Tha ... read more

Salt Water Filter Invented

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Salt water filter invented ... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the t ... read more

Qadafi's Libya, The Real Story

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Qadafi's (Gaddafi?) Libya, The Real Story. Or, maybe here... on globalresearch.ca ... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

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Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of the compromising photos of me that he's collected ... read more

Dumbing Yourself Down

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Be careful when dumbing yourself down. Before you know it, you will "succeed." #dumbingusdown ... read more

Phone Scam To Make You Say Yes

( education / news / crime )
Another phone scam to be aware of ... "After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can, said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do. Police say scammers record your 'yes' response, and then use it ... read more

Cool Website

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Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura.com "In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, book ... read more

Trampoline

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Trampoline ends in "ine" not "ene" as I had thought. Just FYI for next time someone tells you that's the wi-fi password and you can't get online to loo ... read more

Google Chrome Extensions

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Some of these Google Chrome extensions want permission to "... read and change all your data on the websites you visit." What the ...? Why would I give ANYONE that kind of permission? ... read more

Steroid Level So High In Beef It's Causing Players To Fail Drug Tests

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I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :) Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is warning that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain a substanc ... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

( education / technology / computers / animals )
I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car ... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

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Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? — The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man once again — I'm all about Kanye! Not. 50 Cent's ... read more

Possible Cure For Hair Loss

( education / science )
There may be hope yet! See sciencedaily.com "Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study has found. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, researc ... read more

We're Better Than We Think We Are

( education / research / religion / christianity )
"... it's worth noting that the Bible's 82nd Psalm says something that many people find shockingly un-Biblical:You are gods." Or, at least god-like, depending on translation. Anyway, I've always agreed with the article title. :) via ... read more

The Whys Behind The Ukraine Crisis

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"Further supporting the natural gas motive is the fact that it was Vice President Joe Biden who demanded that President Yanukovych pull back his police on Feb. 21, a move that opened the way for the neo-Nazi militias and the U.S.-backed coup. Then, just three months later, Ukraine's largest private gas firm, Burisma Holdings, ... read more

Police Arrest Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

( education / news / politics )
"I asked the policeman for the ordinance number being violated, because they can't put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they're detaining you." via ... read more

Her Own Language

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I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it again. So, she was going through the list of ingredients: two bananas, some of those honeydew melon pieces, a pynk ... read more

Let Us Vote Whether Money Is Speech

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Let us vote whether money is speech ... read more

Solar Freakin' Roadways!

( education / technology )
Amazing! I love this! See youtu.be/qlTA3rnpgzU And a nice song at the end, too! Here's their website:   solarroadways.com ... read more

Possible 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Everyone even remotely publicly thinking about running for President in 2016, in the link below. 2016 Presidential Candidates ... read more

Another Entry In The Eternal "third Party Candidates Can't Win" Debate

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We received the following email from a friend, Diane, this morning: Subject: Another entry in the eternal third party candidate can't win debate There's a page on Facebook, the title of which is pretty much self-explanatory. Worth looking at just for the write-up on the manipulation of social media. ... read more

The World According To Time Magazine

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The World According to TIME Magazine. For those who still read TIME magazine. ... read more

US Is An Oligarchy Not A Democracy, Says Scientific Study

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US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study Of course, astute observers have known this for years. Still, it's nice to see it officially recognized. Then again, this country NEVER WAS a democracy, it's a republic. An actual democracy ... read more

S.C. State Senate Nullifies Hemp Ban

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"Many hemp supporters feel that the DEA has been used as an attack dog of sorts to prevent competition with major industries where American-grown hemp products would create serious market competition: Cotton, Paper/Lumber, Oil, and others." via ... read more

Putin-style Politics Could Be What Saves U.S.

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I used to think Putin was a thug/autocrat I should say I assumed he must be, but that's what it takes sometimes.That being said, he does seem to have Russia's (and his own) interests at heart.I like what he's done to the oligarchs internally and his management of the Russian ship of state internationally ... so far, especially regarding ... read more

Washington State Bill Would Turn Off Resources To NSA Facility

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Cool! But I suppose the city of Yakima might in this case have veto power?"... Washington to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation, or order which purports to authorize, the collection of electronic data or metadata of any p ... read more

We Stopped Sopa, Let's Stop The Tpp

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"The text of the agreement has been shrouded in secrecy. But we know from leaked documents that the TPP would let corporations monitor our online activities, cut off our Internet access, delete content and impose fines." via ... read more

Icelanders Overthrow Government And Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud

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via guardianlv.com/2013/12/icelanders-overthrow-government-and-rewrite-constitution-after-banking-fraud-no-word-from-us-media "Icelanders forced their entire government to ... read more

The Fallacy Of Lesser Evil Choice

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"... the main issue here is that it is delusional if not moronic for persons who describe themselves as progressive to insist upon copping out to the Lesser-Evil candidate for fear of losing an election, rather than to support — whatever the odds — a candidate they will admit to possessing superior intelligence, m ... read more

Chris Hedges: Imploding The Myth Of Israel

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via Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel. "... a state whose real goal is, and always has been, the transfer, forced immigration or utter subjugation and impoverishment of Palestinians inside Israel and the occupied territ ... read more

RFK Jr. On JFK's Attempts To End The Cold War

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"Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFK's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFKs proposal for a path to peace and disarmament." via ... read more

Don't Fall For The 90# Telephone Scam

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I'd never fall for this (I hope) because our only wired number is through the Internet, not AT&T or any major provider.Here's a link to the FCC's page: fcc.gov/guides/90-telephone-scam. "I received a telephone call last evening from an in ... read more

9-11 Explained In 5 Minutes

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For those who still believe the official story. via 9-11 explained in 5 minutes. ... read more

Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street

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A Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street and Boost the Economy: What's Washington Waiting For? "We're talking about a financial tran ... read more

Shocked To Realize Affordable Health Care Another Obama Fairy Tale

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The article's title, below in link, is misleading — which I hate no matter whose side you're on — but the facts/results are true. "After registering, she lamented that 'every plan is going to cost more than what I pay now, and what I pay now is ridiculous.'" via ... read more

Benjamin Franklin Called Traitor For Informing People About Actions Of Gov't

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via Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the People About the Actions of its Government. "In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential i ... read more

60 Percent Say Fire Every Member Of Congress

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NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress — First Read. ... read more

Why War With Russia Is Unavoidable, Unless...

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"Both conservative Republican voters and liberal Democrat voters wash their consciences by blaming the other party for the evils of American politics. But they are the only ones to blame, because they keep electing to public office people like McCain, the Bushes, the Clintons and Obama" via ... read more

Constitution Banned On Constitution Day

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"Prevented from passing out free copies of the Constitution to his fellow students. Free copies. Of the Constitution. On Constitution Day." via ABombazine: WTF?? Constitution Banned on Constitution Day ... read more

A Politician's Worst Nightmare

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Be every politician's (and their henchmen's) worst nightmare, an informed citizen! Someone else has probably already said this, and said it better. Oh well, it's still true. ... read more

Spot The Psycho Before They Spot You

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Activist Post: Spot the Psycho Before They Spot You. We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office. — Aesop ... read more

Ruling Elite Destroying Our Economies

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... on purpose, is what he seems to be implying without saying so in so many words. ? Ruling Elite Destroying Our Economies - Robin Hahnel - YouTube. ... read more

If Called To Jury Duty, Be Informed

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Click below for more info: fija.org "FIJA works to: Inform potential jurors of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust laws Inform potential jurors that they cannot be required to check their consciences at the courthouse door Inform poten ... read more

Retarded

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Obama himself says, The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident. And he's right, for a change. Yet he/they want us all to be constantly afraid of this bogeyman, these nebulous terrorists, which nowadays includes just about everyone. I get tired of retarded people (emotionally and morall ... read more

Court To Feds, Explain Marine's Facebook Postings Arrest

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via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent ... read more

Musical Sign Language Interpreters

( education / language )
That must be some fast signing. I'd like to see that. I guess they show the beat by tapping their feet? It's got me curious. We are SO excited to tell y'all that Musical Sign Language Interpreters will be at this weeks show.. and it is... ... read more

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double The Cash

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"... those 217 no voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 yes voters." via Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash ... read more

Wouldn't It Just Be Easier To Change Our Foreign Policy?

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via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?. "... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but can only be sold with endless fear-mongering about terrorism. So it's a win ... read more

Conspiracy Theorists Sane; Government Dupes Hostile

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Told ya! :) via New studies: 'Conspiracy theorists' sane; government dupes crazy, hostile. "In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests the negative stereotype of conspiracy theorists — a host ... read more

How To Know If Your Co-worker Is A Threat To National Security

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"Essentially, pretend the Soviets won the Cold War and then conquered the United States — that's how the government is operating." via How to know if your coworker is a threat to national security   ... read more

Lies Lies Lies

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Lyrics from a Frank Zappa song: You will obey me while I lead you And eat the garbage that I feed you Until the day that we don't need you Don't go for hel...no one will heed you Your mind is totally controlled It has been stuffed into my mold And you will do as you are told Until the rights to you are so ... read more

Cool, Not Cool

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Cool! But bad news for locksmiths? keyme stores a copy of your house key in the cloud Not cool ... read more

My Phones

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In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see ... read more

12 Real Patriots Brave Enough To Fight For Truth And Justice

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via 12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice  Alternet. "Who are the true patriots of today? Not the flag-wrapped politicians who send other people's children off to be killed or dis ... read more

How Inbred Elites Are Tearing America Apart

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People are embedded in these institutions, they are blinkered in these ways that means they're making decisions outside the bounds of democratic accountability. Which can lead to corruption — like, moral transgression — but also, at the least, incompetence, because they're literally not seeing the whole problem.and ... read more

Ed Snowden, NSA, And Fairy Tales A Child Could See Through

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"This whole Snowden affair is an op. It's the kind of op that works because people are prepared to believe anything." via Activist Post: Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through ... read more

Gardasil And Cervarix Don't Work, Are Dangerous And Weren't Tested

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"Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines." via ... read more

Taibbi Reveals Smoking Gun At Moody's And S&p

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"Lord help our fing scam?.?.?.?this has to be the stupidest place I have worked at, writes one Standard & Poor's executive. As you know, I had difficulties explaining 'HOW' we got to those numbers since there is no science behind it, confesses a high-ranking S&P analyst. If we are just going to make it up in order to rate d ... read more

Best Smartphone (2013)

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I've got an iPhone 4 now, which I've never been crazy about. I used to have a Blackberry Curve, which I was also never crazy about. If I could combine the best features from both, that'd be nice, but probably still not good enough. :) My o ... read more

Vaccine Scandal Exposes Government Lies

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"... most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies. So they don't have the flu." via Activist Post: A new giant vaccine scandal exposes governm ... read more

Thousands Of Companies Handing Over Your Data To NSA

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"We have become a surveillance society, and this is exactly the sort of thing that the Fourth Amendment was supposed to protect us against. The government is only supposed to invade our privacy and investigate us when there is probable cause to do so." via ... read more

Has The US War On Terror Just Had Its Cronkite Moment?

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"PRISM looks like that Cronkite moment: The moment when even the staunchest Obama supporter admits they've been taken for a ride." via Has the US war on terror just had its Cronkite moment? ... read more

The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun

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The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz. Interesting. ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8 ... read more

Priority Issues Survey From Nancy Pelosi

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Got a 2013 Priority Issues Survey from Nancy Pelosi today! First of all, I'm not a Democrat (nor a Republican). Second of all, why are they sending me actual physical mail? This is 2013, it says so right there on the survey! Direct me to a website! Save the taxpayers millions of dollars! Hopefully it's being paid for by the Democratic Party, not ... read more

Patent Claims Solar Energy 'breakthrough'

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I hope this is for real: Patent Filing Claims Solar Energy Breakthrough "In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to ... read more

Sprint Now Allows Editing How You Appear In Caller ID

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This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in ... read more

Why Is Boston 'terrorism' But Not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson And Columbine?

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Glenn Greenwald asks in his latest column, Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine? Can it be because the suspects in this one are Muslim? Can only Muslims commit terrorism? What have we ... read more

Anger Builds In Illinois At Bain's Latest Outsourcing Plan

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'I'm sick to my stomach': anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan"The Sensata plant in Freeport is profitable and competitive, but its majority owner, Bain Capital, has decided to ship jobs to China &m ... read more

Bitcoin Vs. Big Government

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Nice! via Bitcoin vs. Big Government "Interest in Bitcoin has surged along with its valuation. Last week saw its exchange rate soar past $100 for the first time ever, landing the virtual currency on the front pages of The Washington P ... read more

The Psychology Of The Powerful

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Instead of analysing actions, checking through the consequences of those actions and chatting through the decisions made, leaders too often rely on impulsive decision-making - and this is when hubris can set in. via The psychology of the powerful. This describes almost e ... read more

Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well In Deep Red North Dakota?

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Public social banking works, even for otherwise conservative people. via Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well in Deep-Red North Dakota? "North Dakota's thriving state ... read more

In Case You Thought He Was Your President...

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via rt.com/usa/monsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006/ "Obama signs Monsanto protection act, which makes Monsanto immune from governmental prosecu ... read more

The Digital Story Of The Nativity

( education / history / religion / christianity )
This is the Christmas story as told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... ad infinitum. See YouTube - THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY. And, for a miniseries on the subject, go to: ... read more

Cleanliness Counts

( education / technology / computers / humor )
Click on this link to clean the inside of your screen: yahelite.org/lol/screenclean.swf ... read more

What Happens When The Banks Stay Closed, Cyprus Edition

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anonymous says: I'm sure the powers that be are busy buying up properties and companies in Cyprus right now, as happened here with the real estate collapse. Prices will be fixed beyond the reach of the middle class, impoverishing the masses. So don't fear, all is proceeding according to plan. :-) The time to buy is when blood is running in the ... read more

George Orwell's 1984 Happening Before Us

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Never heard of this guy before, but I'm glad people are speaking out ... at least occasionally. via Jeff Monson: US a police state, George Orwell's 1984 happening before us — RT Op-Edge. "They want to scare us, saying they are out t ... read more

Liberty Versus Security

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From zerohedge.com, I like this graphic showing this nation's descent into totalitarianism.From this article here. ... read more

Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture To Feed The World?

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via Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters, Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? In a word, no. ... read more

Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete?

( education / technology )
Cool! ... someday. From Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete? "Researchers with the California NanoSystems Institute recently developed a new battery-like supercapacitor, a device that s ... read more

We Need A New Sherman Antitrust Act

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@holmes3804We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act! (or enforce the one we've got).Limit, by statute, the allowed size of any company.Having too much of the economy controlled by too few corporations tran ... read more

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's Mother

( education / history )
And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She Stalin's mother once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I'm like a tsar.' 'You'd have done better to have been a priest,' she said in r ... read more

Which Website Would You Choose?

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If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes Kindle - 1 votes Twitter - 1 votes Your webmail - 1 votes Other - 1 votes Pinterest - 0 votes ... read more

America Should Have A National Popular Vote

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The Post-Election Project: Should America Have a National Popular Vote? Seems like a good idea, at first glance, at least. UPDATE (November 2016): Upon further review, it's fairly clear the Electoral College ... read more

The Gravitylight, Lighting For Developing Countries

( education / technology )
GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on VimeoThis is so cool! ... read more

Fooling Themselves

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The elites are adept at fooling themselves into thinking they know best.This superiority that they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping us commoners in the dark, and keeping themselves in power. ... read more

Russia Ousts U.S. NGOs, Fake Protests Peter Out

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"Reuters states ... Putin ... has pushed through laws which critics say can be used to stifle dissent - tightening controls of the Internet ... and broadening the definition of treason." via Activist Post ... read more

AP's Dangerous Iran Hoax Demands An Accounting And Explanation

( education / news / politics )
AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation  Glenn Greenwald  Comment is free  guardian.co.uk. The problem is that EVERY other news source in the western world quotes AP verbatim witho ... read more

You Are The Solution You've Been Looking For

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Instead of joining one more group, walking on one more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself... via You Are the ... read more

Stop Calling Them Leaders

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These political leaders throughout the world, including the US, are not leaders. They're just power players. ... read more

What Happened To The Green New Deal?

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Big business would starve if deprived of state-organized central banking, transport, electricity, water, sewage, courts, zoning, police, environmental remediation, customs and labor regulation. Pick an industry and youll find tailored public aid. via ... read more

Signon.org

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Start your own petition by clicking the link below via petitions.moveon.org. "People Powered Petitions.There are more than 8 million MoveOn members. Tap into our shared people power and create progressive change." ... read more

Strike Debt! Debt Resistance For The 99%

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Another great idea! via Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. "Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom." ... read more

Rolling Jubilee

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Rolling Jubilee. Great idea! "A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutu ... read more

Mystery Solved

( education / language )
I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately. It's a phase I'm going through. I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, too. I guess I'm doing all of the ... read more

People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two-party Dictatorship

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via Ralph Nader - People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two Party Dictatorship "" ... read more

The Virtual Recovery

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"... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work in order to maintain the same purchasing power, household income from the wife's in-kind household services is ... read more

Some Facebook Users 'dislike' Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt Romney ... read more

Monsanto Funded Anti GMO Labeling Campaign

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Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies. Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?"Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $2 ... read more

Media, Electoral System Leave Americans Voiceless

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Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless - third-party candidates talk to RT ... read more

Here's Your Sign, Mr. Ryan

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"I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example. And that we have fewer ships that we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where ... read more

Tyrants

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"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." ~ Plato ... read more

Exposing Kids To 10 Hours Of Science A Year Makes Them Smarter

( education / science )
via Refreshing News: Exposing Kids To 10 Hours Of Science A Year Makes Them Smarter. "I didn't know science was fun" ... read more

Comedian Richard Jeni, Why The Left And Right Suck

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Comedian Richard Jeni: Why The Left & The Right Suck" ... read more

Hacking Democracy On YouTube

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Hacking Democracy on YouTube. "The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart of democracy. The film the Diebold ..." ... read more

This Guy Is A Joke

( education / news / politics )
Here is a timeline of dire warnings since 1979"For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the n ... read more

Coal Miners Stand With Mitt Because They're Forced To

( education / news / politics )
via Coal Miners Stand with Mitt Because Theyre Forced To  Common Dreams."Coal miners in Ohio - who work for a company that's given almost $1 million to the GOP - say they feared they'd lose their jobs if ... read more

The Bain Legacy

( education / news / politics )
... the GOP presidential hopeful was a key architect of what has become known as the Bain model. And as president, it can be expected that he would govern the country using the values that governed Bain Capital. see The Bain Legacy for the entire story ... read more

Hey Banksters, We Are Fully Awake

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Good, short video about the banking system. via Hey Banksters: We Are Fully Awake ... read more

White House Removes Petition With Over 22,000 Signatures

( education / news / politics )
Activist Post: White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures calling for the TSA to follow the law."Yet again, the Obama administration has made it quite clear that they couldn't care less about the law, separati ... read more

Whatever Happened To WordStar

( education / technology / computers / software )
I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar ... read more

Lawmakers Got Inside Information During 2008 Financial Crisis

( education / news / politics )
34 lawmakers — including Speaker of the House John Boehner — got inside information during the 2008 financial crisis — and immediately changed their investment portfolios — 12160." ... read more

Language

( education / language )
Language-related articles on this site Names in their own tongue and script, via Language names in their own tongue and script "The table shows native/local names for languages in their own scripts, or autoglott ... read more

History

( education / history )
Natural Born in regard to presidential candidates was clearly defined in The Law of Nations by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. Natural Born was already legally-defined when the Constitution was written a ... read more

Roseanne Barr: Two Major Parties Are Prostitutes For Big Money

( education / news / politics )
via Roseanne Barr on Presidential Run: Two Major Parties Are a Bunch of Prostitutes Who Work for Big Money "RB: I thi ... read more

Senator Chairing Investigation Of JP Morgan Chase Receives Contributions From Same

( education / news / politics )
JP Morgan Chase Is Biggest Campaign Contributor to the Senator Who's Chairing the Investigation of JP Morgan Chase."Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of rich guys to fund campaigns ... read more

US Senators Who Voted To Let Drones Shoot Americans In The Streets

( education / news / politics )
Maybe. Or, this might just be another purposely shocking headline. Both sides tend to blow things out of proportion, unfortunately. via The List OF 75 US Senators Who Voted To Let 30,000 ... read more

Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes

( education / news / politics )
Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes Too bad nothing will come of it, but it's nice to see, anyway."In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration ... read more

Thrive!

( education / news / politics )
Great video ... and idea.Thrive! " Stay informed, subscribe to our mailing list: http://bit.ly/ThriveUpdates Buy the DVD w/ 50 minutes of bonus features: http://www.thrivemo ... read more

Unplugging Americans From The Matrix

( education / news / politics )
... political elites represent only the powerful special interests that write the country's laws in exchange for funding the political campaigns of lawmakers. via Unplugging Americans from the Matrix"The West passes judgment on the rest of t ... read more

Wordnik

( education / language )
. Cool website for those who like words. I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.And they actually provide an answer to links like the one above. claims to be the most comprehensive English dicti ... read more

Part 1 | Hungry For Change

( education / news / politics )
This inspiring film has the power to transform your health! — Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert. via Hungry For Change — Part 1  HUNGRY FOR CHANGE®. ... read more

Hackers Elect Cartoon Character Thanks To Electronic Voting

( education / news / politics )
... a cartoon character was written in and won by a landslide, thanks to the hard work of hackers ... via Activist Post: Hackers elect cartoon character to Washington DC school board thanks to electronic voting."I ... read more

What If Democracy Is Bunk?

( education / news / politics )
via The Daily Bell - What If Democracy Is Bunk? "What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a difference? What if no matter how you vote, the elites get to have it their way? What if one person, one vote is ju ... read more

All I Wanted To Do Was Vote

( education / news / politics )
Indiana OfficialWorried About Voter Fraud Is Convicted of Voter Fraud "Irony Still Not Dead Dept: Indiana's ousted top elections official, former GOP Secretary of State Charlie White has been convicted of six felony counts of voter fraud - an almo ... read more

Judge Napolitano: How To Get Fired From Fox Business In Under 5 Mins

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Judge Napolitano — How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins. ... read more

Result Not Even Close To The Actual Vote

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RP Supporter Chairman of Belfast Maine Caucus Calls State GOP to Confirm Vote Tally, result not even close to the actual vote! It's not the votes that count, it's who counts the votes. — JosefStalin ... read more

1930s Chicago Plan Vs. American Monetary Policy

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from The 1930?s Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act. "If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip ... read more

Taxpayers Lose $1.3 Billion As Gov't Exits Chrysler

( education / news / politics )
via Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits Chrysler "U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday." ... read more

Tennessee Begins To Push Back Against NDAA Tyranny

( education / news / politics )
Some possible good news, for a change:"... any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this ... read more

MIT Creates Solar Cell From Grass Clippings

( education / technology )
MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings "A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to ... read more

Voters' Idea, Replace Congress

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Voters' Idea: Replace Congress — Washington Wire — WSJ."Finally, there's a cause that Americans of all political persuasions can rally behind: It's time to dump every member of Congress.&qu ... read more

Newt Gingrich Promises Palin A Presidential Appointment

( education / news / politics )
Newt Gingrich Promises Palin a Presidential Appointment and Commits a Felony. And Gingrich thinks he's the intellectual one among his competition."...I wa ... read more

Internet Censorship

( education / news / politics )
We were protesting SOPA and PIPA. The latest attempt is CISPA. Click here for more info: americancensorship.org/ ... read more

Could You Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test?

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Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. via Could you pass a US citizenship test? ... read more

Care2, Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living

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Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. "You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community for good." ... read more

Don't Mute Newt

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The candidacy of Newt Gingrich presents a historic opportunity for a new, bigger form of failure that could clarify to most Americans just how broken the electoral system is. via Don't Mute Newt : Information Clearing House.& ... read more

Congress Is Repealing The Constitution

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Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is Repealing the Constitution : Information Clearing House."There is a bill in the Senate that is attempting to keep torture alive as an interrogation technique. The National Defense Authorization Act is being debat ... read more

Down The Path Of Increasingly Repressive Measures

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"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. —Harry S. Truman" ... read more

Link Between Earthquakes And Hydraulic Fracturing

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"... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via U.S. Government Confirms Link Between earthquakes and "fracking" ... read more

Finally, A Judge Stands Up To Wall Street

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"... everybody had to be on board in order for a lot of these fraud schemes to work." via Finally, a Judge Stands Up to Wall Street. ... read more

How The U.S. Government Secretly Reads Your Email

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via How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email "Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who v ... read more

Times Sues Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Interpretation Of Patriot Act

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What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how it's interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all. "We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act. They've ... read more

Things That Make You Say, You've Got To Be Kidding

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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll ... read more

Foreign Policy Hypocrisy

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Copied from Liberty Underground: Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year have been jailed for 15 years for crimes against the state. Seven other medical professionals were given sentence ... read more

Is This The Sanest Man Running For President?

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Gary Johnson, Republican Presidential Candidate: Politics: GQ."If you're seeking the presidency but no one notices, are you still seeking the presidency? Gary ... read more

Brzezinski Opens Up

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veteranstoday.com/2011/09/19/brzezinski-opens-up-the-last-american-cowboy/ "He goes two steps further, taking America's political loonies as he calls them to the woodshed and, avoiding the term class war, speak ... read more

Rick Perry's Gardasil Problem

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... his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and ... his chief of staff's mother-in-law ... was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck ... ... read more

Super Committee Members Super Corrupt

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rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/18/wall-street-firms-donated-11-2-million-to-members-of-debt-super-committee/"The bipartisan super committee created by the debt ceiling dea ... read more

Why Borrow When You Can Print Your Own Money?

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Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free? ... read more

My Brother's Math Website

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My brother Steve's math website is Conquest Math, in case you or anyone you know has kids interested in math games. Here's what people are saying about it: "Shayden loves your math games. He played 3 grade levels for over an hour. He did real well too. Thanks. — ... read more

Welfare For The Rich

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dailybail.com/home/matt-taibbi-the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-how-morgan-st.html ... read more

Mayors Of America Unite

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Mayors of America Unite to tell Obama and Congress: End the Wars and Keep The Money at Home."Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching sp ... read more

Technology Which Could Save The World

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via Technology which could save the world " ... read more

Life Behind Bars For Bernanke

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James Grant: Life Behind Bars For Bernanke — Home — The Daily Bail."Ben S. Bernanke doesn't know how lucky he is. Tongue-lashings from Bernie Sanders, the populist senator from Vermont, are one thing. The hangman's noo ... read more

Ellsberg: All The Crimes Nixon Committed Against Me Are Now Legal

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Ellsberg: All the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal"Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg said Tuesday that disgraced former Republican President Richard M. Nixon would admire Presid ... read more

Top 10 Corrupt Politicians Of 2010

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via Top 10 Corrupt Politicians of 2010  Economy Watch. "Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians. While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neit ... read more

Nancy Pelosi Posts Questionable Chart On Debt

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"Debt vs. debt as a percentage of GDP: Some economists will tell you that it's not the size of the debt per se, but rather the size of the debt relative to the nation's gross domestic product. This helps minimize the complicating effect of economic cycles and inflation. So how do those numbers stack up? Using OMB statis ... read more

Solar Power Without Solar Cells

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Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that ... read more

This Can Be Our Moment

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"... we need to go on offense and make Wall Street pay for the trillions it stole from us." via This Can Be Our Moment ... read more

So That's What They Mean By The "war On Poverty"

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"Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month." So that's what they mean by the War on ... read more

The Skeleton Closet

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The Skeleton Closet.Good stuff! "All the Scandals on All the Candidates for President —Since 1995— Because character DOES matter. You've come to the right place for dirt, attitude and opinionated character reviews of all the presidential c ... read more

US Foreclosures In New Legal Trouble

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US foreclosures in new legal trouble.And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint:it's most of them)."Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not prove that th ... read more

Senate Bill 5... First They Came For The Trade Unionists

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The tyrants of the Left and Right like Stalin and Hitler had to destroy trade unionism in order to create totalitarian governments. Independent labor unions are an essential countervailing power in a democratic society. Unions allow people — be they police officers, firefighters, teachers, janitors, or auto workers — to organize and bar ... read more

Our Only Political Party Has Two Right Wings

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dailybail.com/home/gore-vidal-our-only-political-party-has-two-right-wings-one.html"Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out ... read more

US Officials Pushed Products Deemed Unsafe By China

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U.S. officials pushed products deemed unsafe by China"When it comes to protecting consumers, American politicians in China don't always practice what they preach, unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables show." ... read more

What A Liberal Media Might Look Like

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via What a 'Liberal Media' Might Look Like. "Editor's Note: For decades now, the American Right has pushed the myth it's not a myth that the national U.S. news media is liberal, even though the owners are mostly wealthy corporations run by rich execu ... read more

Homeland Security Claims The Right To Take Your Valuables

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via dinarvets.com/forums/index.php?/topic/52464-do-not-use-safety-deposit-boxes/#ixzz1CWy8y1SC "According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announc ... read more

Taxpayers Finance Pelosi's Lavish Hawaiian Farewell

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via judicialwatch.org/blog "Last Updated: Wed, 01/05/2011 - 12:24pm Reminiscent of the scandal in which she used military aircraft as her personal taxi, Nancy Pelosi stuck it to U.S. t ... read more

Decision To Seize Control Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

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via judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-asks-court-to-review-government-documents-on-decision-to-seize-control-of-fannie-mae-and- ... read more

Committee Will Not Punish Sen. Dodd For Corrupt Real Estate Deal

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from Senate Ethics Committee Will Not Punish Senator Dodd for Corrupt Real Estate Deal; Dismisses JW's Ethics Complaint "Judicial Watch, the ... read more

Feds Blow Off Recovering $643 Mil In Fraudulent Payments

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via judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/01/feds-blow-off-recovering-643-mil-in-fraudulent-payments/ "As if it weren't enraging enough that the U.S. government made $125 billion in faulty payments last year, a ne ... read more

TSA Persecutes Critics, Ignores Security Threats

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via judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/12/tsa-persecutes-critics-ignores-security-threats/ "While the Department of Homeland Security investigates a commercial airline pilot for exposing security flaws at a major U.S. ... read more

TSA Misses Guns, Bombs In Tests

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While the government agency responsible for securing the nations transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs regularly get past inept Homeland Security screeners.At major airports throughout the United States undercover agents have slipped a shocking number of weapons ... read more

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

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Last Updated: Wed, 12/29/2010 - 1:18pmDespite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after a three-hour domestic flight.The shameful gaffe is simply the latest of many for the b ... read more

Quantitative Easing Explained

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dailybail.com/home/absolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.html"The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views ... read more

GOP Taps 'Prince Of Pork' To Lead Spending Committee

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By Staff, Fox NewsDecember 10, 2010Republicans who captured the House last month in part on the strength of a promise to rein in government spending have tapped a veteran lawmaker known as the prince of pork to head the powerful House Appropriations Committee. And the decision's not sitting so well among some conser ... read more

A Sordid, Unethical Tale

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By Editorial Staff, New York Times December 6, 2010 The Department of Justice has ended a criminal investigation without making charges in the case of Senator John Ensign, his mistress and the conveniently doled-out political favors. ... read more

City Creates Alternate Banking System For Illegal Aliens

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While local governments work to curb the ravaging effect of illegal immigration, a major U.S. city is helping its undocumented aliens by creating an alternative banking system and giving them official government identification cards. The northern California city of Oakland will join a few other municipalities across the U.S. that giv ... read more

Computer Stuff

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Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly forever searching for a job in this crappy-ass economy. So, if I can learn it well, it will serve ... read more

Something To Ponder

( education / history )
Railroad tracks The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the US railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail line ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd! It Was On Good Morning America

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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, but just in case it's not, I'm forwarding it. Filed under: Internet ... read more

Stronger Magnifying Glass Needed

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Previous argument/post, continued: FIRST POINT OF VIEW: Yes, it's an excellent justification for not paying attention to what is going on in politics right now.I think W. proved very nicely that they are NOT all alike, and not making even a small effort to select who might be a little less worse is abdicating one's responsibility as a citi ... read more

Third World America, Here We Come?

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ONE POINT OF VIEW: Thanks to the Tea Party, and to all of you who voted to throw the bums out.We have far worse bums now. nytimes.com/2010/11/14/us/politics/14coats.html?r1 Third World America, here we come. SOMEONE'S RESPONSE: Good a ... read more

Dinkum

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(DING-kuhm) Dinkum, also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjective True; honest; genuine. Etymology Probably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire had a word or dincum meaning work; a fair share of work. The word was first recorded in Australia in Rolf Boldrew ... read more

Is This Not Treason?

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By his own admission, Cantor appears to be a traitorous dumb ass: crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/his-own-standard-did-eric-cantor-just ... read more

Parsimonious

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(par-si-MO-nee-uhs) adjective: Excessively sparing or frugal. Etymology From Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parcere (to spare). First recorded use: 1598. Usage President Calvin Coolidge was so with words that he became known as 'Silent Cal'. — Rob Christe ... read more

In New Orleans Debate, Sen. Vitter Admits To Serious Sins

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via thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/126193-sen-vitter-admits-to-serious-sins-in-new-orleans-debate "By Sean J. Miller, The Hill, October 28, 2010 ... read more

Political Compass Test

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via politicalcompass.org/test ... read more

Election Guide For Election Haters

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freepress.org/departments/display/19/2010/3975 ... read more

Possibly Useful Site

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For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle.com My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff. ... read more

Never Re-elect Anyone

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Fresh start! Reboot! Recycle! Whatever you want to call it. Sure, the 5% who are good will have to find a real job for 2-6 years, but they can run again next time. It'll keep them from screwing up the economy because they know they soon be back in it. It's the best way to stop the corruption, also known as cronyism. Government (especi ... read more

Vote Out Anyone Who Supports These Bogus Wars

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These aren't wars for freedom. They're wars for resources, drugs and profit. It's war for the sake of war. I feel sorry for the troops, who are just political and corporate pawns. ... read more

Lesson For Today

( education / language )
There is an old hotel/pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse-drawn dray carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ONE LAST DRINK. If he sa ... read more

Rep. Alan Grayson Introduces "the War Is Making You Poor" Act

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Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act May 21, 2010 - Uploaded by Alan Grayson Grayson v. Broun on the Constitution ... Watch the Speech the Republicans Don't Want You to See youtube.com/watch?vt0TtYQEDTo ... read more

Identity Theft Protection

( education / news / crime )
Attorney's Advice - No Charge Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company: Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.' When y ... read more

Stupid Online Chat With Sprint Support

( education / technology / phones )
12:32:39 PM : Bill: Initial Question/Comment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying "Oops, something's broken" or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the required fields. 12:34:14 PM : Vicki: Hi Bill. I am sorry for the inconveni ... read more

How To Anonymize Your Browsing

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To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:Sites Anonymouse.org ConnectInPrivate.com ... read more

E-waste Computers, TV's, Other Electronics Collection

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There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. — 12 noon. Other sites will be announced as soon as possible. Please visit ... read more

New Cell Phone

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Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone. The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes. Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes. Just last month I had to increase my allowed minutes from 300 to 450 because I we ... read more

Technology

( education / technology )
Technology-related articles on this site Wolfram Alpha research tool Out there sort of stuff ... read more

New MP3 Player For My Car

( education / technology / transportation )
I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion! ... read more

San Francisco In 1906

( education / history )
Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via ... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan Free Virus Scanner Kaspersky Lab US. ... read more

Downforeveryoneorjustme?

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. I LOVE this service! ... read more

Duplex Printing

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QUESTION: Duplex printing isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, change it from Unavailable to Available or something similar on other printers. ... read more

Mailbox Over The Limit

( education / technology / computers )
QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) where you can move messages to reduce the si ... read more

Loud "BEEP" Sound

( education / technology / computers / software )
QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Alert Notifications.If that doesn't fix it, try g ... read more

Show Desktop Icon Missing

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QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than sign and make that space wider. OR just temporarily expand that space and drag and drop that Show Desktop icon to the ... read more

Transferring ITunes To New Computer

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QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, ... read more

Data Recovery

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QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - gillware@gillware.comEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99Clean Room (if neces ... read more

Can't Paste Anything Into Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THEN paste into. In other words, you can't c ... read more

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

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QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office… and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and click the To button to find the ... read more

Can't See Sent Items In Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook (2003) anymoreANSWER: Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter OFF ... read more

Your Old Electronics Might Not Be Worthless After All

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FYI, your old electronics might not be worthless after all. econewonline.com/samsclub/Common/equiptypes.aspx?SiteXfrMsg1 ... read more

Wireless Not Working

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QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to enable wireless by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wireless network. Sometimes when a wireless network has no security on it, the wireless device will prompt you and make ... read more

Access Your Zune Directly

( education / technology / computers )
Great info here:roysac.com/blog/2007/10/access-your-zune-from-windows-explorer.htmlYou can only delete one song at a time, though, so it's a limited solution. ... read more

Fixing Profile Problems In Outlook 2003

( education / technology / computers / software )
To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a new account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click Next ... read more

Special Characters In Word Perfect For DOS

( education / technology / computers / software )
It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up.  For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their chart correctly. ... read more

AOL Through Outlook Using IMAP Folders

( education / technology / computers / software )
PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder?  The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them there.SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages. ... read more

Go Green & Save The Environment With 4 All Memory

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Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory ... read more

Ten More Ways To Detect Computer Malware

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blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p1069&tagnl.e101 ... read more

Screensavers

( education / technology / computers / software )
Avoid and toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return.If th ... read more

How To Make Outlook 2003 Open To Your Calendar By Default

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copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead.  To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default v ... read more

Adding Safe Mode To Your Boot Menu

( education / technology / computers / software )
Windows VISTA and 7 require BCDEDIT for this.  With XP (and NT and 2000), you can use any old text editor.  First make sure the file is not marked Read Only.  Then open and edit your boot.ini file.  If you don't know where that is, you probably shouldn ... read more

File Sharing Between XP Home And XP Pro

( education / technology / computers / software )
PROBLEM:You get this error message when trying to access a Windows XP Home computer from a Windows XP Pro computer:       The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computerSOLUTION:On the XP Home computer (shouldn't be necessary on the Pro computer), run this:  ... read more

Saving Word Documents

( education / technology / computers / software )
In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Word ... read more

"Environmentally-responsible" Ink

( education / technology / computers / hardware )
This looks promising, environmentally-responsible ink from Dell.  Ihave no idea if it's any good.  Leave a comment below and let us know: ... read more

New German Laptop

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very cool!youtube.com/watchpopup?v7H0K1k54t6A ... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

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I received an error in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand, on the computer.  I went to http://translate.google.com and typed in one of the words from the error and chose Detect language in the Translate from.. box.  It told me that the word was Danish. Look here:   ... read more

Good Search

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Good SearchUse them as y ... read more

Install Multiple Apps At Once Without Toolbars Or Clicking Next

( education / technology / computers / software )
Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/ ... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

( education / technology / computers / software )
Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3.  I hated version 3.  But, it turns out, version 4 is no better.  It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, Sta ... read more

External Hard Drive Gone Bad

( education / technology / computers / hardware )
PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it apart, or something? The brand is probably Western Digital, sinc ... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway)

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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): http://thefrist.org http://fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again. ... read more

Pre-paid Smartphones

( education / technology / phones )
I just thought this was interesting/cool:news.cnet.com/8301-306863-20005349-266.html?tagnewsLeadStoriesArea.1 ... read more

CDs/DVDs Not What They're Cracked Up To Be

( education / technology / computers / hardware )
Probably ought to save things to other computers and/or external hard drives and/or sign up for an online storage account. Here's the ar ... read more

Hack Attack?

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Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were still there but the girl looked at me ... read more

Converting IP V4 To IP V6

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This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalk.org/IPV4ToIPV6.aspx ... read more

Gmail's Unsubscribe Feature

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I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their unsubscribe feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to Unsubscribe from this sender. The ad ... read more

Software Updater

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CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I'd come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an account on their site and give them your email address. Hopefully it's worth it. Here's the link: ... read more

Video Download Sites

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None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo.com/ videosnag.com/ There ... read more

Your Outgoing Mail Server

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Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) amailsender.com/support/smtpserver/ ... read more

A New Search Engine

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Cuil.com (pronounced cool). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust.net/stories/2685319/toolbar?refhp ... read more

Watching The Watchers

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Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you, here: ghostery.com/ ... read more

Ransomware

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Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: http://rt.com/SciTech/2010-08-31/hackers-gang-russian-bust.html. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes. ... read more

Open Dialog Default Sort Order

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Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/ChangingOpenDialogDefaultSortOrderinWindows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for brows ... read more

Missed Appointment

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Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about an hour prior to the scheduled time to ask a question ... read more

Man Loses $20 Million After Taking Laptop For Repair | ITworld

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We promise to never do anything even remotely similar to this! Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repair ITworld. ... read more

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang

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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more

Human Resource Management Software

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Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

Yes, That PC Cleanup App You Saw On TV At 3am Is A Waste

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"their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC" via Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste Ars Technica. ... read more

How To Restore Contacts In Windows Live Mail

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Q:  I had some problems with this program.  I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now.  However, I've lost my contacts — the folder is blank.  The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up.  Do you have any idea how I can restore my contacts list? A:  From ... read more

How To Convert An MP3 To A Ringtone

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Now that I have finally joined the 21st century and gotten a Blackberry (free through Radio Shack and Sprint), I'll probably start posting tips like the following: How to convert an MP3 to a ringtone ... read more

Save Yourself A Lot Of Trouble

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If you get a pop up on your computer saying, You're infected!  Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!, DOn't DO IT!  It's a trick.  As soon as you click on it, you're infected.  Here's an article on the subject. ... read more

Online Backup

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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup.  So far, so good.  Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days. ... read more

Free Remote Control Software

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This looks really good: teamviewer.com/index.aspx Of course, I've already been using the one from Zoho, too, here: meeting.zoho.com/agent/ZohoMeetingS ... read more

Fake Antivirus Makes Up 15 Percent Of All Malware

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  Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet ... read more

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

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Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from now on, more than ever, always have an external drive (or two) for backups. ... read more

Research

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100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies ... read more

Science

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All science-related posts Unscientific cosmogony: Gravity, quantum physicsInnovation News Daily ... read more

Politics

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Politics-related posts ... read more

Various News Sources

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Research ... read more

Award-winning English Prose

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Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners. 1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed ... read more

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