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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
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War of the Regulation (1765-1771 in NC and SC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Regulation

I had never heard about this before, so it's interesting reading.

Tropical Storms Polo and Fung-wong; Invest 95L; Fall in 2 days ! :)



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****BARACK OBAMA GROUP***** most recent fence jumper and President Obama

I know some at DU regard this as a big joke, but to me, it's not.

I think the Secret Service may want to review security at the White House. From news reports, this latest jumper almost made it to the north portico of the White House.
I say may, since I don't know what else can be done, short of installing a very high outer perimeter fence, drastically increasing personnel inside and outside of the fences, and/or prohibiting pedestrian traffic anywhere near the White House. Security vs. accessibility.

I'm glad the President and his family were safely out of town.

Bad Money Moves

http://www.aarp.org/money/investing/info-2014/5-bad-money-moves.html

It's a slideshow (ugh) but seems accurate ? I'll wait for the definitive assessment from our much better educated members.

everyone should inform themselves and vote, however...

when you're a rich white Republican male, usually Congress and the President make policies favorable to you.

When you're a poor, minority Democratic female (to give the other side of the spectrum), the policies are many times not favorable to you.

Many people hate politics, for understandable reasons. Many don't have the time or energy to pursue a thorough understanding. Many don't have the time and/or the money to donate to causes and candidates.

My point is, I can understand why so many don't vote. It won't matter anyway, in their mind. Should everyone get informed and vote ? Yes, of course.

I say all this as a yellow-dog Democrat, who has voted for Democratic candidates 100% of the time since 1976, and who voted and donated twice to President Obama. I think it's undeniable that the system is rigged against the poor, even the middle class many times, and minorities.

YMMV.

Tropical Storms Polo, Fung-wong and Edouard; Invest 95L



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binge-watched the entire PBS series "The Roosevelts"...

1- I learned a great deal, of course.
2- I loved the stills and movies from back then.
3- I ended up liking TR less (not going into details here since this is the lounge).
4- FDR was a great leader, home life not so much.
5- Eleanor Roosevelt was an extraordinary person with an extraordinary heart. I'm glad the end of her life (1945-1962) was generally happy.

Anyone else binge watch it on the PBS website ?

Hurricane Edouard; Hurricane Polo; Tropical Storm Fung-wong; Invest 95L



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Meredith Vieira Reveals Past Abusive Relationship, TV Host Shares #WhyIStayed—Watch

http://www.eonline.com/news/580013/meredith-vieira-reveals-past-abusive-relationship-tv-host-shares-whyistayed

Meredith Vieira is sharing her own personal story in a candid fashion—in hopes of helping others who are victims of domestic abuse.

Appearing on her eponymous talk show on Wednesday, the 60-year-old television personality shared a harrowing statistic, telling the audience "every nine seconds a woman is abused or assaulted in this country." She then revealed that she too suffered in an abusive relationship. She cited the recent Twitter trend—the #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft campaign—which encourages women to share the real and often heartbreaking confessions of domestic violence.

Inspired by the stories on social media and in light of the NFL fallout following the shocking video of Ray Rice punching then-girlfriend (and now wife) Janay Palmar, Vieira chose to share why she stayed in an abusive relationship "many, many years ago as a young woman" after noting that domestic abuse is a "very, very complicated issue."

"It started out with, we would have a fight and he'd just sort of grab my arm," Vieira recalled. "You know, I didn't think a lot about it. And then it turned into pushing me against the wall, then it went beyond that to actually taking his hand and grabbing my face and saying, 'I could ruin your career if I wanted to and no one would want you.'"

video at link

use an anti-virus AND anti-malware program to thoroughly clean your computer

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1095&pid=11614

The link above has some free antivirus titles. Free antimalware is easy enough to find via Google. Good luck.

eta: Note my correction to free antivirus titles, my bad.

eta2: For free antimalware, I'd use MalwareBytes
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