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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:48 AM

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I'm sorry that I need help to post articles on DU, my age is not an excuse but that my daughter and all my grandchildren who are highly educated in tech do not live nearby is. I've thoroughly enjoyed DU for a long time and read most of the recommended articles. Today the NYTimes Opinion page has an article "The Warrior at the Mall" by Phil Klay which expresses for me what I have believed about war and peace in my long life. Thanks

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locks Apr 2018 OP
gopiscrap Apr 2018 #1
WhiteTara Apr 2018 #2
Heartstrings Apr 2018 #3
LakeArenal Apr 2018 #4
locks Apr 2018 #5
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2018 #6
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2018 #7

Response to locks (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:50 AM

1. I'm with you,

I usually get my daughter to do the computer stuff for me...when she leaves...look out

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Response to locks (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:53 AM

2. Here's how I do it

When you are on the website you want to copy go to the address bar where the www. address is and copy it by using the cursor to run ove the entire address and the control c will copy it . Now go to the page on DU where you want to post and place your cursor where you want the copy to go and control v will paste it. Do the same with words that you want to copy and then paste into DU. To copy a picture place your cursor on the image and RIGHT click then select copy image address and the paste it onto the page as well.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:01 AM

3. It's too bad some here on du

don't want to take the time to research and want immediate links to info posted in ops. There are many out there who are tech "challenged". You worded your op with needed info for them to get what you thought was important to you....I applaud your effort and will look up the article you suggested.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:43 AM

4. Hey there...

I can't post pics either. But, yes links are highly recommended. It's easy for me to select, copy and paste the link address. So give it a go and come back here if you get stuck..

Warning: besides link police, you will find grammar, punctuation and spelling police. Take it with a grain of salt. I think most mean well and want the best for you and DU.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:52 PM

5. Many thanks, friends

I will keep trying and hoping it won't be too long before one of my (great) grandson geeks will be visiting.

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Response to locks (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 03:44 AM

6. If you learn to copy and paste, you should be able to do it.

If I can manage it, anyone can. If you call up the article, you need to copy (right click on the link at the top of the page and click on "copy" ) and paste (choose the right forum, click on Start a Discussion on the top left, then right click again and click on "Paste" ). You still need to type the title in the subject line, but you can either type it in or follow the same procedure with the headline. You can add the first four paragraphs, but just the link is often enough to start. It becomes second nature with practice. Good luck!

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Response to locks (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 04:11 AM

7. Here: The Warrior at the Mall

“We’re at war while America is at the mall.”

I’m not sure when I first heard this in Iraq, but even back in 2007 it was already a well-worn phrase, the logical counterpart to George W. Bush’s arguing after the Sept. 11 attacks that we must not let the terrorists frighten us to the point “where people don’t shop.”

Marines had probably started saying it as early as 2002. “We’re at war while America is at the mall,” some lance corporal muttered to another as they shivered against the winds rushing down the valleys in the Hindu Kush. “We’re at war while America is at the mall,” some prematurely embittered lieutenant told his platoon sergeant as they drove up to Nasiriyah in a light armored vehicle.

Whatever the case, when I heard it, it sounded right. Just enough truth mixed with self-aggrandizement to appeal to a man in his early 20s. Back home was shopping malls and strip clubs. Over here was death and violence and hope and despair. Back home was fast food and high-fructose corn syrup. Over here, we had bodies flooding the rivers of Iraq until people claimed it changed the taste of the fish. Back home they had aisles filled wall to wall with toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant and body spray. Over here, sweating under the desert sun, we smelled terrible. We were at war, they were at the mall.

The old phrase popped back into my head recently while I was shopping for baby onesies on Long Island — specifically, in the discount section on the second floor of the Buy Buy Baby. Yes, I was at the mall, and America was still at war.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/opinion/sunday/the-warrior-at-the-mall.html

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