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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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Computer nerd tip of the day: do not talk to anyone from "Microsoft" or call "Microsoft".....

especially if someone calls your home from "Microsoft". This is an old scam that's been going on for years. A lot of bad viruses/malware try to trick you. If you see weird stuff popping up on your screen, good bet you have a virus/malware.

Come talk to us in the Computer Help and Support group FIRST. Microsoft does NOT call people out of the blue, trust me. They do not offer free tech support (I know this for a fact) over the phone for "a problem on your computer". I know most of us know this, but a few of us may not know all this.

We have enough expertise in CHaS to solve most of your routine problems. If it's really difficult, we have enough sense to refer you to a shop locally.

Anyway, hopefully this helped someone.

Bruce Jenner Plans to "Return to Motivational Speaking": "He Is Going to Be a Role Model"

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/bruce-jenner-to-return-to-motivational-speaking-amid-transition-2015304

Bruce Jenner is taking his story on the road. After coming out as transgender in a much-lauded interview with Diane Sawyer on April 24, the former Olympian is now preparing for an E! series documenting his transition and, as a source revealed in the May 4 issue of Us Weekly, a revival of his motivational speaking career.


"It was very lucrative for him in the past," an insider told Us of Jenner, 65, who earned around $5,000 per event in the late 1970s, "and now he has a whole new audience."

Indeed, life coach Seth Rainess suggested to Us that "Bruce will be in greater demand than anybody. He could make tens of thousands per engagement."


The money isn't the main draw, though. As Jenner said during his interview with Sawyer, "What I'm doing is going to do some good. And we're going to change the world. I really firmly believe that. We're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing."

more at link

Go, Bernie, Go! Why a socialist running for president isn’t as ridiculous as you think

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/04/bernie_sanders_announces_his_presidential_campaign_the_vermont_socialist.html

Why is a 73-year-old socialist from Vermont running for president when he surely knows he can’t win? Sen. Bernie Sanders has decided to take the plunge into forbidding waters for the same reason earlier socialists campaigned for the office: to protest the current order and promote major reforms his rivals either oppose or support only when doing so juices their standings in the polls.

Sanders is going to compete in Democratic primaries so he can debate Hillary Clinton and attract media that would otherwise ignore a passionate, white-haired independent with an uncompromising left-wing agenda. Not that he has much choice: Since the 1950s, the United States hasn’t had a third party capable of disseminating its anti-capitalist politics to the public at large.

During the first half of the 20th century, however, radicals like Sanders could join the Socialist Party of America, which boasted more than 100,000 members at its height. The SPA ran thousands of candidates for offices both high and low. It even managed to elect a couple of congressmen as well as dozens of mayors in locales as diverse as Milwaukee; Berkeley, California; and the little railroad town of Antlers, Oklahoma. Many of the reforms the party advocated ended up becoming law.

Beginning in 1900, Eugene Victor Debs ran five times for president, never gaining more than 6 percent of the popular vote. The charismatic former union leader crisscrossed the nation, stretching out his long arms as if to touch the admiring crowds whom he urged to destroy “the foul and decaying system” and erect a “cooperative commonwealth” in its place. But Debs’ platform also included such “immediate” demands as women’s suffrage, a progressive income tax, an eight-hour day, a ban on child labor, and a vote for the residents of the District of Columbia that no longer seem radical at all.

Germany: I'm going. A dream I've had for 30 years, this summer

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018469243

The above is an old thread I did when I was almost about to do it. Now I am really going to do it!

Anything you want to add to that old thread ? Any and all advice gladly taken!!!!!!


a very excited Steve, ja ja!

my points

1- God bless Bernie, he would be a great President. I love the guy.
2- Everyone should vote for who they want, in the primaries and in the general! I sure will.
3- I'm not going to debate this whole Hillary vs. Bernie vs. Jeb vs. et al thing.
4- I'm not convinced he can get elected. The socialism label is going to be a tough thing to explain and sell.
5- If Bernie wins the general election, everyone has my encouragement to rub this post in my face.
6- May the best male or female Democrat win!




Bruce Jenner threatens legal action over 'illegally obtained' dress photos

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-bruce-jenner-dress-photo-new-york-daily-news-20150428-story.html

Bruce Jenner has threatened to sue the New York Daily News after it published a grainy photo of him wearing a dress.

The photo also appeared in a segment on CNN.

The former Olympian, who revealed last Friday that he identifies as a woman, was photographed at his home in Malibu clad in a striped maxi dress while holding a cigarette. The photo appeared on the cover of the April 22 issue of the tabloid, just two days before his highly touted ABC interview with Diane Sawyer.

Jenner, 65, alleged that the images in the newspaper and on CNN, which were distributed by the photo agency X-17, violated his privacy because they were taken from a great distance with a telephoto lens.

ok, I was not a shrink but....

for 20 years, I was a practicing therapist.

In my state, I could not legally "Baker Act" someone (involuntarily commit). I had to call the cops and they had to do it. 100% of the time, when I called the cops, they did it for me. Yes, it was absolutely the last resort and one of my clients hated me for it, until she came to see me again.

Everyone worries about being locked up. Trust me, I know this. As long as someone could promise me that they would not hurt themselves and would cooperate with outpatient treatment, I would not call the cops to Baker Act. 99% of the time, people said yes. No one ever lied to me (or was mistaken), so I'm very lucky.

Call someone. If you are "too far gone", please please please, just trust me, go to the ER. You WILL be glad you did.

Peace.

If you are feeling suicidal.....

please please please, call SOMEONE.

ETA: Call a friend. Call a family member. Call your therapist. Call your priest or pastor etc. Don't wait until the pain is unbearable, because, at that point, you might wish to leave this earthly plane. If the pain is unbearable....please read the next sentence.

Better yet, go to your nearest hospital emergency room and talk to a nurse/doctor.

You *might* get "locked up", if the doctor on duty feels you are a very possible suicide risk. This is obviously the last resort, and doctors, in general, do not like to do it. However, you will be ALIVE and will begin to feel better. Better "locked up" than dead, yes ? I only bring up the "locked up" option because, yes, sometimes that does happen. It's best to avoid that scenario by talking to someone NOW, not tomorrow, not next week, but NOW.

There is a good chance you will NOT be locked up. You will be referred to a psychiatrist and counselor/psychologist to get counseling and maybe take meds. If you refuse meds, ok. I think ethical psychiatrists will not twist your arm to take meds but yes, they will monitor you very closely.

1 (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

BS I saw on a tabloid in the checkout lane....

I forget which one it was.

Hillary has had two strokes already. It's out there. Somehow I think that would be pretty hard to cover up. BS BS BS.

It's simply amazing how many people know better than black people...

Take a gander at the OP by 1StrongBlackMan. I take his word for it. I'm a pretty clueless white guy, so I turn to the experts: THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

This shit is amazing and discouraging. Here, of all places.
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