SOFTWARE: How useless is the IOS Wallet App?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Apple Wallet (referred to as simply Wallet) is an application in Apple’s iOS (previously known as Passbook in iOS 6 to iOS 8) that allows users to store coupons, boarding passes, event tickets, store cards and, starting with iOS 8.1, credit cards, loyalty cards, and debit cards via Apple Pay.

Wallet (application) – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallet_(application)

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As far as I can determine, it only supports SOME cards. 

It does Walgreens, but not CVS.

Argh!

Am I missing something?

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AND TDBANK locks up your phone until you verify the use. 

Argh!

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Lafayette CSC was easiest.

USAA was easier.

But I couldn’t store my keene library card.

Argh!

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Trump Chooses Defense Chief With Professional Success, Divergent Views

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-chooses-defense-chief-with-professional-success-divergent-views-1481106601

Great pick. Glad they disagree. When they butt heads, we will benefit. And the weenies college professors will have to make a good argument before we send the girls and boys in harm’s way on a silly adventure!


AT&T CEO: Time Warner Deal Would ‘Disrupt’ Cable-TV Model

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-ceo-time-warner-deal-would-disrupt-cable-tv-model-1481068693

Seems bad to me!


VETERANS: Remember Pearl Harbor?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A sad day in the USA’s history. Caused by the treachery of FDR. A lot of death, dismemberments, and disruptions. Caused the Baby Boom and all its associated problems. Disrupted families for decades to come. I feel that it changed my life and my attitude towards life at a very very young age. It certainly changed the USA by empowering Big Gooferment. And, it all could have been avoid if the various leaders were less egotistical and manipulative. 

Requiescat In Pacem to the people that died there on that day.

A special place in Hell for the politicians and bureaucrats.

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TINFOILHAT: BHO44’s fake ssn

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/_the_fake_news_con_a_case_study.html

December 2, 2016
The ‘Fake News’ Con: A Case Study
By Jack Cashill

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Obama began using his 068 number in 1986, the year after he moved to Chicago. Did good neighbor Ayers lend him a Connecticut social security number? To me, this seems a more likely explanation than a typographical error. Lacking the resources to probe further, however, I can only speculate.

The Times has no such excuse. Its editors have the resources. They simply choose not to employ them. From Obama’s first days on the national scene, in fact, the Times has shown itself oddly incurious about his past, his very identity for that matter.

In late October 2007, for instance, the Times ran a telling article headlined, “Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say.” Given that he was a candidate for president, the Times expected Obama to welcome the chance to reconcile his account in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, with the accounts of those who knew him.

“Yet he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years,” reported the Times’ Janny Scott. For reasons unexplained, she and her editors chose to leave this particular hole in Obama’s life unfilled.

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Maybe now we can get someone OTHER than Cahill to run down some of these “oddities”?

Surely, someone MUST be, if nothing else, curious!

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SURVIVAL: Off-Grid For 27 Years

Monday, December 5, 2016

http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-survival/the-wwii-soldier-who-disappeared-into-the-woods-lived-off-grid-for-27-years/

The WWII Soldier Who Disappeared Into The Woods & Lived Off-Grid For 27 Years
Written by: Cody Assmann

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Wow, I’d read and forgotten about this story.

Just shows what a person can do.

His memes made his life lot harder. But then maybe our own memes are just as flawed.

Interesting that he never reconsidered any of them.

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GUNS: WE, THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS

Sunday, December 4, 2016

http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/7-mass-shootings-that-were-stopped-by-lawful-gun-owners/

7 Mass Shootings That Were Stopped By Lawful Gun Owners
Written by: Daniel Jennings  Current Events December 3, 2016

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3. An unidentified man saved the lives of several people inside the Farah Barber Shop in West Philadelphia, Pa., by shooting a 40-year-old gunman on March 22, 2015, police told NBC 10. Several people, including children, were inside the shop when the man took out a gun and opened fire. Fortunately, a passer-by pulled out his gun, ran into the shop and shot the gunman before he could kill anyone.

“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn told NBC 10. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”

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“I guess” is pretty wishy washy. It would seem obvious that he did save a lot of lives.

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6. An armed likely prevented a shooting rampage at Bonnie’s Food and Spirits, a bar in Plymouth, Pa., in September 2012. William Allabaugh shot a man in the head after being asked to leave the establishment. Mark Kytor stopped Allabaugh by drawing his gun and shooting him. Kytor may have saved many lives because police found an extra clip of ammunition in Allabaugh’s pants, The Citizens Voice reported.

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Typically inaccurate reporting. I would assume the shooter had an extra magazine, not a clip. I guess it’s too much to expect the news media to at least be a little familiar with the difference. “This is my rifle. This is my gun. This is for fighting.” 

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So, yes, guns can save lives and armed citizens can prevent mass shootings.

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When seconds count, the police are minutes away. WE, THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS.

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