RANT: Bring ’em home now!


Thursday, July 21st, 2011 | Posted by Robert O’Dowd
Marine reports on life in the Afghanistan sandbox.

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My son’s FIRST birthday was July 12th. My 3 year anniversary is August 14th. When I left my son, he could barely roll over flawlessly and now he is just doing all types of things. I was skyping with my wife, my son was in her arms, I forgot that he was all grown up and he jumped out of her arms. The first thing I think is OH NO my son fell, BUT NO!! He jumped out of her arms and WALKED away. Like he thinks he’s grown. He might as well get a job and get a license while he’s at it. I did get him a birthday present. I hope he will like it.

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I’m hard pressed to explain why this fellow has missed so much.

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MONEY: Is gold money?


Bernanke Fights Ron Paul In Congress: Gold Isn’t Money
Jul. 13 2011 – 11:26 am

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“Is gold money?” he asked. Clearly bothered, Bernanke told the representative, “No. It’s a precious metal.”

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“Money is a matter of functions four, a medium, a measure, a standard, a store.” He repeated that four times like poetry. “Six Characters in Money: Portable – Durable – Divisible – Uniformity – Limited Supply – Acceptability.” — CHURCH 10●19●62 (Vol 1) 978-0-557-08387-9 page 110

Clearly, the Federal Reserve Banknote is NOT a store of value. 95% loss of value from 1970 to 2000.

But, Ron Paul has to admit that gold isn’t either. It’s not a medium of exchange. Was; could be; ain’t.


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TECHNOLOGY: Verizon pulls the rug on FTP webpage update


Dear Verizon Internet User:

As part of our ongoing enhancements to the online customer experience, Verizon continues to ensure security for our Internet customers. As a result of this ongoing effort, Verizon Online is making modifications to the Internet access provided to you. These modifications will occur on August 21, 2011. For security reasons, Verizon will no longer allow users to FTP their HTML files to the personal web site Verizon offers.

Verizon recommends that current FTP users download their files prior to August 21, 2011 to prevent any data loss.

If you still wish to have a Verizon website, please go to our site builder tool available with Personal Webspace which can be found under My Services in My Verizon at:


Remember, after August 21, 2011, you will not be able to use FTP for uploading your files.

Thanks for being a valued Verizon Online customer. We encourage you to act now to protect your private information.

Verizon Online

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And, why would you allow an ISP to control you?

Don’t use their email address, their webspace, and certainly if you do, don’t use it for anything important.

Cloud? Use it on whose terms?

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