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BindleSnitch Update

We are making progress. 



We were made aware that we were running on an old version of php. Updating to the current version has solved a number of problems...and given us a major speed increase.



We have decided to do away with the minimum word requirement for two reasons: it didn't really make sense when we thought it out again because of the numbers of valuable posts that would never make the  mimumum word count....and because the plugin we were using to impose that…

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Added by Alan Milner on June 12, 2019 at 8:42am — 30 Comments

The Better Shepherd

             Deer Island. Masters of the dark side gather to gloat. Imagine that. I went to night school, mostly, before and after my free tuition deal ended the first week of my sixth semester in early 1978. I rang the bell, and walked off not fully knowing then that I had been knocked off. It was my thing, this thing of theirs, and there was no my way, I just did not know. 

            Who did? What I did know I could not articulate. My psyche was being crafted into a design my…

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Added by Robert B. James on June 12, 2019 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

1 Sentence: TO CANADA PEOPLE WHO SNICKER @ US NOW:

YOU CANADIANS WON’T BE LAUGHING WHEN WE TARIFF YOUR GEESE!!

Added by Jonathan Wolfman on June 12, 2019 at 8:10am — 6 Comments

1 Sentence: THE REGIME EVERY PEOPLE DESERVE

"EVERY PEOPLE DESERVE THE REGIME IT IS WILLING TO ENDURE."

-WHITE ROSE SOCIETY HEROINES/MARTYRS, GERMANY, 1942

Added by Jonathan Wolfman on June 12, 2019 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

THE RED FLAG SOLDIERS ON

How to use Google Drive

You can store your files securely and open or edit them from any device using Google Drive.…



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Added by mary gravitt on June 12, 2019 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Scientists Closing In On Hidden Scottish Meteorite Crater

Scientists Closing In On Hidden Scottish Meteorite Crater:  Scientists say they’re close to finding a large impact crater, believed to have formed when a huge meteorite struck just off the coast of Scotland approximately 1.2 billion years ago.  All I can say is, it’s a damn good thing it didn’t hit Scotland in modern times, because a helluva lot of people might have…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 11, 2019 at 8:37pm — No Comments

So Long

Sayonara

Adieu

Au revoir

Good-bye

Bon Voyage

Ciao

Adios

Auf Wiedersehen

Whatever language you speak, it’s been good to know you.

I am on Facebook as me.  I don’t do Twitter or Instagram.

In other Universes I am Rod Nero.

Don’t play any bad notes.

If you have another favorite blogsite comparable to this I would like to visit.

So long, it's been good to know you.

Rodney Roe

P.S. I wish we…

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Added by Rodney Roe on June 11, 2019 at 7:48pm — 10 Comments

Is This The Way Life Will End?

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Added by Doc Vega on June 11, 2019 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Raytheon5: Social Science Unscrambled

             Navigational aids are not directional cue cards. Received signals let the lost know where they are, not where to go next. Waiting and seeing is what we were taught to do when lost. 

                                              Stay put 

               We knew how to stay put.  Waiting and seeing is not as easy as it seems, or exactly the same as staying put. Some just run crazy into the woods and some just give up. I never got lost at sea. I was out…

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Added by Robert B. James on June 11, 2019 at 7:55am — 5 Comments

Alysa Salzberg: Do It. Please.

Jim may as yet belong to Margaret in meaningful ways and those are sacred.

Jim's work, published, is the world's.

Jim and his work deserve fabulous ideas such as yours.

Alysa:  Do It. Please. 

Added by Jonathan Wolfman on June 11, 2019 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

lorianne, thank you so much for creating this haven for those of us..

who were bereft over the end of open salon. i was here off and on for all sorts of personal reasons. but it meant so much to know that this was here. i gave you one donation early on and then i took you and your work for granted for which i apologize profusely.

thank you for giving us a decent amount of notice too. the last time it felt like there was almost none of that at all.

if you do create something else for writers, please let me know at prozaconpaws@yahoo.com. i will be…

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Added by Theodora L'Engle Knight on June 10, 2019 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

Vatican Declares People Don’t Get to Choose Their Genders

Vatican Declares People Don’t Get to Choose Their Genders:  The Vatican department charged with overseeing Catholic education just released an extensive document, decrying what it calls a "crisis" on whether gender can be an individual choice rather than being set by God or…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 10, 2019 at 7:57pm — 8 Comments

Remembering the OS dead: An update

Hi guys,

A few days ago, I posted here about what to do about those (all too many) OSers who have passed and whose work may now disappear forever from the internet, with the shutting down of Our.

I got some wonderful comments on that post, both kind messages addressed to me, and profound thoughts regarding what to do about our OS dead.

Ultimately, here is what I've decided, personally:

Since I was closest to these two dearly departed, I'm going to do sites for…

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Added by Alysa Salzberg on June 10, 2019 at 5:08pm — 5 Comments

Spencer Has Moved

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Spencer Bohren through another musician friend. She tours the US and Europe and knew him well. We spent an afternoon together shortly after the flooding of New Orleans.

He was an historian and story teller. His "roots" knowledge was extensive and well expressed in his performances.…

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Added by alsoknownas on June 10, 2019 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

On the other hand...

....There are those among us who are happy and proud to be characterized and identified as racists.

Do you believe that the society can do without these card carrying bigots, or, do you  believe the idea that "It takes all kinds..." maintains some sort of perpetual validity?…

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Added by Ron Powell on June 10, 2019 at 11:24am — 8 Comments

Reality Exists

         Two conscious Breaths and there she is;  reality.  Up here in the hills above the bay the highway noise is not impossible to hear but easy enough to ignore. A strong reminder, just in case. I need reminders.

          I need to remember to breathe consciously.  Breathing consciously tunes my perspective into a universally shared energy stream  that I forget about. The hardest part of reality is remembering that physics is real. American Culture does all it can to bury…

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Added by Robert B. James on June 10, 2019 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Mayor Wants Socialists, LGBTQ and Abortion Rights Activists Killed

Mayor Wants Socialists, LGBTQ and Abortion Rights Activists Killed:  Amid calls for his resignation, the Republican mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama has been forced to apologize to people who "took offense" when he suggested in a Facebook post that gay people, abortion campaigners,…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 9, 2019 at 8:41pm — 5 Comments

LEGO

I’ve got a trade show in Orlando starting tomorrow so I drove my family down to Disney. We were at the big shopping area here, Disney Springs, this afternoon. One store that’s there that we always hit is the LEGO store, where they actually sell LEGO blocks in bins with scoops. They do some cool things. I took a few shots of their main display outside, different angles to show detail:…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 9, 2019 at 2:28pm — 11 Comments

Sunday Poppies ~ for OurS Peeps

Just because....…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 9, 2019 at 8:14am — 19 Comments

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