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I love the PNC Bank jingle

I don't know why, but I love the jingle.

Where should I donate money to help fight Ebola?

I already donate to Doctors without Borders. Where else should I send money to?

ESPN: Jets get Percy Harvin

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, sources confirmed to ESPN.The Jets acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin in a trade with the Seahawks, sources told ESPN. Seattle will receive a conditional draft pick in 2015, which will range from a second- to fourth-round pick, a source told ESPN's John Clayton.


Fox Sports first reported the trade, which is contingent on Harvin passing a physical.


http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/11718459/seattle-seahawks-trade-percy-harvin-new-york-jets

Wow.

Here's the real lesson of the Ebola crisis

If we have to have a global economy, then we have to have global infrastructure that supports that economy with healthcare being a priority item. EVERY nation on the planet needs to have up-to-code healthcare facilities. Proper healthcare standards need to be enforced every where. It's not enough to have them only in developed nations.

We cannot put the globalization genie back into the bottle. Businesses and laborers go all over the world. A contagious disease any where can become a contagious disease every where.

Hopefully, Americans are finally understanding why healthcare should be a basic part of our infrastructure that we should all pay for and support, not some benefit sparingly doled out by corporations.

Google: We'll make you smarter ... if you share your data

Google CEO says technology like Google will guide people to better, smarter decisions.

"The evolution of Google is to go from you asking Google what to search for, to Google helping you anticipate, to make you smarter," Schmidt told CNNMoney. "You let Google know things, Google will help you. Will you use it? Absolutely, because it will be cheap or free."



http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/16/technology/innovationnation/google-data/index.html?iid=HP_LN

So, Google will manage your life. Google says "you've had enough chocolate to eat. Don't spoil your dinner." Google says, "it's time for you to go to bed. You have to get up early tomorrow."

On the night of the 2000 Presidential election, Nov. 7th... (My 20,000+ post)

I ran through the highs and lows of that night. I went to bed with the news that Gore was going to challenge the final results, but I knew right then and there that he had no chance. There was no way that he was going to get an honest vote count out of Florida with Jeb Bush. Heck, the entire establishment moved heaven and earth to secure his election.

I went to bed that night pointing to my Gateway desktop computer and saying to myself, "the internet will be our salvation". In 2000, most of the web was a conservative wasteland except for a few sites. My favorite at the time was Media Whores Online. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Whores_Online). It was a liberal blog that exposed the media slant for W.

From MediaWhoresOnline, I found Bartcop, another great lefty website that delivered the liberal, unvarnished truth. Bartcop became the first website that I joined and I posted frequently. In 2001, it was Bartcop that pointed me to an up and coming political forum called DemocraticUnderground.com'

I joined and chose the username, Yavin4, the name of the rebel base in Star Wars, Ep. 4. I chose it because darkness had taken over the Whitehouse. Both the Clintons and the Gores re-located here in NY, and in some ways, I felt like I was on a rebel base.

Over the years, I've posted here more than any other forum. The founders of this site and the community have really built a family-like atmosphere. Yes, we say inappropriate, hateful things to each other from time to time, but that's what happens when you bring highly passionate people into one place.

In the end, let me say thank you for 20,000 posts, and I look forward to 20,000 more.

I \u2661 the Lounge! n/t

The DU Sports forum member beat Michigan

If we formed a team, we could probably beat Michigan.

Some don't understand the phrase, "Dog Bed"

Oh Canada! Our home and native land... Ooops!

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