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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
Home country: US
Current location: US
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
Number of posts: 25,479

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Hall Beach, Nunavut, Canada: -33 F. Pass the suntan lotion ! :p

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=68.77583313,-81.24250031&sp=CYUX

An open letter to African-Americans who have left DU

Please come back, if you can forgive the past. If things were too much in the past and it's impossible, I certainly understand completely.

I will do my best to support you. I know it will not be enough, but I will do my best. The Democratic Party and the progressive movement need you, and everyone!

a rant, do not read if not in the mood....

WTF is up with people nitpicking at the level of care given to the POTUS ? Of course, it's a no brainer that we ALL here on a progressive board want EVERYONE to have the best possible health care and single payer.

So, until 100% of the USA population gets platinum-level healthcare, the POTUS needs to go to a public health clinic near the White House, sit in the lobby for an hour like the rest of us do, and get that level of healthcare ? THAT MAKES NO GODDAMN SENSE. The guy has one of the most important jobs in the entire country, if not THE most important job. He FUCKING DESERVES the best possible healthcare. Yes, I'd say the exact same thing for a Republican president. Right is right.

Yes, it fucking sucks many of our fellow citizens get crappy or no health care. It also sucks that, yes, some people in the country are still poor. Does that mean President Obama needs to live in a battered shack down by the Potomac ?

Sometimes General Discussion makes me fucking ill. Insane. Disconnected from reality. As Prism said:

No one I know in real life is as totally off the rails ideological as a lot of DU is. And I live in Berkeley.


If you don't agree with me, fine. I don't fucking care. I'm not going to respond to fucking nonsense and trollish attacks. Good day, GD lunacy.

***************BARACK OBAMA GROUP********* President Obama, our group hopes you get well soon!

THIS IS THE BOG, IT IS A SAFE HAVEN GROUP CREATED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS OF DU. IT IS A PLACE FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT DEMOCRATS TO CELEBRATE THE 44TH POTUS, BARACK OBAMA, ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND POLICIES.

IT EXISTS FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT AND EACH OTHER. PLEASE CHECK THE PINNED THREAD FOR THE SOP (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE) OF THIS GROUP. THIS IS NOT A FORUM.

IF YOU CANNOT RESPECT OBAMA, DEMOCRATS, THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF THIS GROUP, OR THE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP, PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.




I'm referring, of course, to his recent medical diagnosis. Much love, President Obama, and we all hope you get some rest and get well soon!

Verkhoyansk, Sakha Republic, Russian Federation: a balmy -51 F (if you're a polar bear)

http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/zmw:00000.3.24266

Union officials pinch Margaret Thatcher portrait from pub - and photograph it on TOILET seat

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/union-officials-pinch-margaret-thatcher-4763878

(yes original headline)

Union officials are under fire after they pinched a Margaret Thatcher portrait on a pub crawl - and photographed it on a toilet.

Members of the Scottish branch of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) stopped to enjoy a drink at Chancellor George Osborne's local, the Red Lion pub in Westminster following a visit to the Houses of Parliament on official business.

But they then "liberated" the oil painting from a shelf above the bar, and took it with them as they carried on drinking at other pubs.

The FBU officials posed for snaps with the painting at the head of the table at a nearby restaurant, and pictured it on a toilet.



Sounds pretty funny to me!

*turns to guy seated next to me in white beard and red clothes*

"Hey, someone doubts you're real. Pffft, right ?"

one long-term investment I would recommend is....

buying an OEM disk for Windows 7, so if you need to reformat, you can, easily.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416805

$100 bucks. On ebay you might be able to get it cheaper. Windows 7, I'm sure, will be supported by MS for many years, so having your own disk will come in handy. I promise you. Now, if you can buy a laptop with a disk included, that's even better.

The only way to do this any cheaper, is to go Linux.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop

There's other distros besides Ubuntu, but that's a very popular one that is pretty newbie-friendly. You do have to learn how to use it and be willing to put in some time learning it. However, once you learn it, the updates are FREE. The main advantage of Windows, to me, is that MS holds your hand constantly. Ubuntu and other distros of Linux, not so much.

Linux = free
Microsoft = $99, unless you go for Windows XP, which I do NOT advise.

Hope all this tech gibberish helped! Good luck!

a sincere question

This is not a troll post, I promise. I have a good track record.

Lately I've been watching some videos by the lady at http://www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com/youtube-videos/ Buddhism intrigues me, because I know nothing about it, really.

This is a really kind of trivial, dumb question, but it really struck me: the reverence for all living creatures. Yes, I totally get that. However...sigh.... I really don't like cockroaches. I really..don't like them.

I'm sure you understand what I'm getting at. So far, that would be a real hurdle for me with Buddhism. I'd have to do a lot of work on that. I mean, a whole ton of work.

Is this a common concern with Buddhists ? If this is disruptive, I will self-delete, gladly. No harm intended, honest. Thanks.

Steve

Canadian air invades Florida. Thank you Canada! :)

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