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How I cut the cable (DISH) and learned to love ROKU. And YOUTUBE TV.

Disclaimer: I am neither employed by nor compensated, in any way, by ROKU or YOUTUBE TV.
I am 77 years old and retired (commercial pilot).

We bought a 'smart' TV.
We bought a ROKU stick for $30.
It was on sale, down from $40.
It took about 15 minutes to set it up.
I am NOT an electronics/computer geek.

I now have free access to hundreds of TV channels.
Many are not even broadcast channels.
They are only available on the internet.
Like tubi.
500,000 movies?
OK, you can go to the ROKU website and see what they have.

ROKU does not have local channels.
That's where YOUTUBE TV comes in.
(Not to be confused with YOUTUBE on ROKU. That is completely free and NO commercials. Thousands of movies, TV shows, cooking, documentaries, etc.)

I was paying $100/mo. for DISH and a hundred (thousand) channels I never watched.
You get all your local channels and their national feeds, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, etc., plus every sports channel known to man. Channels I didn't even know existed.

This is my present to DU.
I quit watching DISH in September.

I cancelled their service three weeks ago.
(Just want to make sure I could watch everything I wanted before I cut the cord. Alabama football, Super Bowl.)

It's not nearly as scary as you think.

Trackdown: The Trump End-of-the-World episode


"Leader Pelosi is running rings around Trump, and in high heels."

-Rep. Cheri Bustos, D, IL just now on MTP Daily.

Veterans' discount at Lowe's.

Lowe's gives a 10% veterans' discount.
Ask customer service how to apply.
At checkout just ask for it and give your phone number.

PSA for Millenials and younger:

At some time you may find yourself somewhere in the backwoods of the country, at an old fishing or hunting cabin, or possibly an ancient gas station and be faced with a dial telephone.

Dialing Tips:

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Yer welcome

I'll give Mike Pence his due.

He is excellent at his perceived job.
To Trump's base, he EXUDES the tone and facial expressions of a deeply CONCERNED, and ERNEST, and loyal-to-his-boss (DEEPLY PAINED at his detractors) right-hand man.

He AGONIZES when Trump's critics somehow don't understand all the wonderful things his boss has brought about.

And I think he consented to take this job because he deeply believed that Trump could not possibly, by ANY stretch of the imagination, survive 4 years in office and that Pence would, by default, become president.

If it is possible, I have more contempt for him thaN I do for Donnie Two Scoops.

"It's Worse Today Than It Was Yesterday"*

*The perpetual daily headline on the lead story about the tRump "administration" for the duration.

Health care in Germany.

My friend (U.S. citizen in his late 70s, yet) was going hiking with a group of German friends in Germany.
It's a group that gets together once or twice a year.
He noticed a bump on his throat.
One of his friends, a physician, told him he needed to get it checked out, post haste.
Told him where to go.

He did so at a clinic in Frankfurt.
He was there overnight.
They did extensive tests.
Tests that would have been very expensive here.
Verdict was cancer.

They told him not only what treatment he should seek, but also gave him a list of doctors near his home in the U.S. who could provide that treatment.
His bill was $150.00

Hotels near Georgetown U.?

Daughter will be taking grandson to look at colleges in D.C. in Feb.
Is there such a thing as a moderately priced hotel near Georgetown?

HooWee...Stone is ONE piece of work.

Read his wiki entry.


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