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photos from Woodstock 1969 (dialup warning)

all from here: http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/15/into-the-woodstock-crowd-1969/











many more at link above

Trump insults Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, gives out Lindsey Graham's number

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-insults-jeb-bush-rick-perry-gives-out-lindsey-grahams-number/

Trump continued to aim his firepower on Jeb Bush saying, "I'm not a fan of Jeb Bush. Because Jeb Bush is in favor of Common Core, and he's weak on immigration. Those are two bad things."

Veterans Take Down Protester's Sign at Obama Speech

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/vets-take-down-protester-obama-speech-n395996

Veterans ripped a sign that read "The Emperor of Benghazi Has No Clothes" from a protester's hands as a group gathered for President Barack Obama's speech on veterans' issues in Pittsburgh.

The tussle occurred as the president spoke to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars about stressing the need to honor soldiers' service.

The sign was a reference to the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

video at link

Benghazi, jeez.

My sympathies, I don't know how you take it....

We white folks need to shut up and listen to black and brown folks, period. That includes at events like NRN. If that had occurred, both Bernie and O'Malley would have come out smelling like roses. Yes, I give O'Malley credit for his apology and then listening. I think Bernie is a good man, but, he and his staff need to do a lot of listening, especially to the BLM people.

I'm a member of a minority group (I think) here on DU, a southerner. I get annoyed at south-bashing, but hey, my annoyance is absolutely NOTHING compared to what the black community has to endure.

White folks...let's be quiet and listen...for a long time. Then speak, after being educated. Thank you, fellow white folks!

eta: To be clear, I think Governor O'Malley is a good man also. I would be happy with either of them as President.

FLORIDA GROUP: Florida nostalgia thread, pre-1980, remember when.....

Note: I am the host of this group. Please do NOT post any snark towards Florida, the south, southerners, etc in this thread. This is NOT the thread for that. I'm asking politely. Please go post snark in General Discussion. Thank you.

Ok, on with the thread. I chose 1980 as a very arbitrary date. I remember Florida before then, Orlando mainly. It was a lot less populated, more southern overall. Of course it had its flaws, but I enjoyed growing up where I did. I could go into a lot more detail, but I don't want to bore you.

What are your memories ?

If Scott Walker wins the election next year, I give up on this country

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1151915

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said over the weekend that the next president of the United States needed to be prepared to take aggressive military action on their very first day in office, including against Iran.


God help us if this belligerent moron wins. He's even worse than Trump. At least Trump hasn't said this insanity yet, but, yes, he might, give him time.

eta: Didn't Goldwater say things like this about Vietnam ? Nuking Vietnam ?

Russian billionaire: GET me some ALIENS ON THE PHONE. Do it NOW

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/20/russian_entrepreneur_slaps_100_million_bounty_on_et/

(yes original article headline)

Noted Russian biz lord Yuri Milner - already well known for handing out hefty prizes for physics discoveries - has now slapped down another hefty wad so as to kick the search for alien civilisation into higher gear.

A project he calls Breakthrough Listen will give SETI researchers access to the world's largest telescopes in hopes of picking up signals from other star systems. Despite theories suggesting thousands of potential extraterrestrial habitats for life along vaguely Earthly lines, any aliens that may exist have been giving Earth the silent treatment since serious search began in the 1960s.

Much of the cash pledged by Milner over the next 10 years will be used to secure observing time at the Robert C Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and CSIRO's Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia.

The rest will be split between acquiring equipment and hiring people. Milner has already assembled an impressive roll call of experts including the Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees of Cambridge University, who will lead an advisory group; Peter Worden, former director of the NASA Ames Research Laboratory, home of the Kepler effort; and expert alien hunters Geoffrey Marcy and Dan Werthime from the University of California, Berkeley.

The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/20/the-worlds-most-famous-climate-scientist-just-outlined-an-alarming-scenario-for-our-planets-future/

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=&w=1484
A handout photograph provided by NASA shows glaciers and mountains in the evening sun during an Operation IceBridge research flight, returning from West Antarctica, 29 October 2014. EPA/MICHAEL STUDINGER / HANDOUT

James Hansen has often been out ahead of his scientific colleagues.

With his 1988 congressional testimony, the then-NASA scientist is credited with putting the global warming issue on the map by saying that a warming trend had already begun. “It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here,” Hansen famously testified. Since then, he has drawn headlines for accusing the Bush administration of trying to muzzle him, getting arrested protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline, and setting forward the case for why carbon dioxide levels need to be kept below 350 parts per million in the atmosphere (they’re currently around 400).

Now Hansen — who retired in 2013 from his NASA post, and is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute — is publishing what he says may be his most important paper. Along with 16 other researchers — including leading experts on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets — he has authored a lengthy study outlining an scenario of potentially rapid sea level rise combined with more intense storm systems.

It’s an alarming picture of where the planet could be headed — and hard to ignore, given its author. But it may also meet with considerable skepticism in the broader scientific community, given that its scenarios of sea level rise occur more rapidly than those ratified by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its latest assessment of the state of climate science, published in 2013.

ok put on your geek hat here

1- Make sure all your drivers are up to date, especially your video (graphics) drivers. Go to the Nvidia or AMD or your OEM website for this. You might want to totally uninstall your graphics drivers and reinstall them with the very latest. I use Revo Uninstaller or if you feel more geeky, you can use DDU.

2- Scan your hard drive. Do an elevated command prompt, type in "chkdsk /f" (without the quote marks), tap the Enter key, then type Y to the question, then exit out of it. Reboot. Windows does its magic on your hard drive.

3- Again, do an elevated command prompt. Type in "sfc /scannow" (without the quote marks) and tap the Enter key. This fixes some flaws in Windows 8. Anything it can't fix, it tells you in very arcane geek language in a .log file.

4- The nuke software fix is to save and backup all your data, totally wipe and reformat your hard drive, and reinstall Windows 8. A pain in the ass, but always fixes the problems unless you have a hardware problem.

5- Could be a hardware issue if all this fails. Unless you have a good geek friend, take it to a reputable shop.

6- Come to the Computer Help and Support sub-forum. Hobbit709 and other very proficient people hang out there. I'm just the lowly moderator.

eta: Oh yea, if you upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free, it boots up by default to the desktop, which I like much better than that atrocious Metro/Modern screen. You upgrade by going to the Microsoft store.

Do bears get hangovers ?

I feel sorry for that poor bear who guzzled 36 beers

What do they take for hangovers ? Hair of the dog ?


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