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BREAKING: Garrison Keillor says he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio

Source: Associated Press


Read more: https://twitter.com/AP/status/935921836856172546

Don't know if it's true yet, but there it is on AP Twitter account
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Nov 29, 2017, 12:29 PM (90 replies)

U.S. wildlife officials began issuing permits for lion trophies hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe

Source: ABC News

U.S. wildlife officials began issuing permits for lion trophies hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe about a month ago, @ABC News confirmed today.

Read more: https://twitter.com/ABC/status/931323779262816256

Speechless. There's a trophy hunter in the family, isn't there?
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu Nov 16, 2017, 08:19 PM (20 replies)

The subtle and deep implication of yesterday's political mini-earthquake

Any idea that Donald Trump could get away with firing Bob Mueller went out the window yesterday

That ship has sailed

The country would erupt, there are groups planning for such an event, but with such political opposition, a hatchet job would never stand

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Nov 8, 2017, 12:37 PM (0 replies)

Linux Mint 18.1 won't recognize wireless connections

Been on this most of the afternoon. Waded through lots of forums, videos. I think it's a software tweak, maybe a network connection problem. It recognizes the Broadcom 802.11b/g

Maybe I have to setup a network first? seems that's what I did under Windows. But these setup videos all looking for Wifi connections.

The "Network" icon recognizes the network name, security type, and network key.

The router firewall is enabled, as is the Linux firewall.

I've tried to locate networks with terminal, and with the Linux software. Nada.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun Nov 5, 2017, 06:16 PM (14 replies)

New Computer stress

i've had a new pc for 6 days and it has done little except update for all but 7 or 8 hours.

It's just about totally locked up. Can browse lightly, meaning delays in everything. Not pauses. Delays.
It doesn't tell you what it's updating, only after the fact did I learn the first night was about Win10 updates.
Everytime I get a half hour going good, it starts all over again. I think it's mcafee. I am just furious at it. Everytime
I backspace a few letters because I mistyped, I have to wait 3 seconds.

I'm thinking of repairing my old Vista machine with parts, mouse, drive and battery, and installing Linux. That ran well
from 4 megs of RAM and a DVD boot - no hard drive! Ok it locked up every 4 hours from the memory cache being
filled, but still, it allowed me some sanity.

ALso seriously considering ditching Verizon in favor of wifi public library access. THis is not worth the aggravation and cost.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:48 PM (15 replies)

Router security

A contractor used my hi speed internet to email a bill. I mean he used his smart phone. Grabbed my router's password. Should I change my router's password, how do I do that? Could my router be access from the internet by someone with that information? I have no idea.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 11:55 AM (10 replies)

Oklahoma teen beaten to death, dismembered after girlfriend orders attack following alleged abuse

Source: New York Daily News

An Oklahoma teen was found beaten to death and dismembered after cops say his girlfriend asked two men to attack him.

Anthony Pietrzak's girlfriend told police that she asked two men, and possibly a third, to beat her 18-year-old beau because he had abused her.

Dearld Peal, 46, and 40-year-old Tracy Price are both facing murder and kidnapping charges.

Police received a tip on Tuesday that a man named Anthony was beaten to death and dismembered at a north Tulsa home, according to KJRJ. Pietrzak's body was found just outside Tulsa's city limits.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/teen-beaten-death-dismembered-girlfriend-ordered-attack-article-1.3528278

Another source claimed the alleged dismemberment didn't happen.

This kind of stuff is all too common, no regard for human life, no empathy, nothing but flat-out vengence.
Sometimes it's in retaliation for breaking off a relationship.

They're all in hot water, the woman too. She put them up to it. Even if the abuse proves true, this is handling it irresponsibly. Elevate your game in life, don't take the low road.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri Sep 29, 2017, 07:05 AM (9 replies)

So if you as a seller wanted to subliminally plant in your listing

a mind control technique akin to Russian electioneering that causes the user to bid on your item,

what would you say and how would you say it?

Because I get lots of lookers but not enough action!

Buyers keep saying Nyet!!
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu Sep 21, 2017, 08:39 PM (5 replies)

So has Trump sent humanitarian aid to Mexico for the earthquake yet?

Just askin'
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Sep 20, 2017, 08:57 PM (4 replies)

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he wanted democracy restored soon in Venezuela and warned that the United States might take additional measures to apply pressure on the oil-producing nation.

At a dinner with Latin American leaders on the fringes of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said the Venezuelan people were starving and their country was collapsing.

The United States, which has applied financial sanctions against Venezuela, is prepared to take additional steps if the Socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro continues on a path to authoritarian rule, he said.

Calling the situation in Venezuela “completely unacceptable,” Trump he called for a full restoration of democracy and political freedoms, adding: “We want it to

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-latin-america/trump-says-democracy-must-be-restored-in-venezuela-soon-idUSKCN1BT2R7?il=0

This is really really rich subliminal projection. He points the finger at Venezuela.

How about restoring democracy in AMERICA first?
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Sep 18, 2017, 07:15 PM (14 replies)
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