GUNS: “Help will be there is a few minutes.”

http://youtu.be/I3HlbgYQLE0

best line is: “But I don’t have a few minutes.”

Argh!

Technically, I guess she should have waited until he broke in. 

But, if I was on the Jury, I’d wink at that distinction. 

Not like he was there to sell Girl Scout cookies.

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INTERESTING: “chastity” versus “continence”

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When I went through Kothlic Skrule, it was “chastity”; nothing about “continence”.

As I get older and take diuretics, maybe I was misinformed?

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POLITICAL: SOTU is a crock

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/111537-seven-big-lies-obama-told-in-his-state-of-the-union-speech/

Seven Big Lies Obama Told In His State Of The Union Speech

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2) Raising minimum wage will help families

Obama sayeth, “[We] have a bill to fix that by lifting the minimum wage to $10.10… This will help families. It will give businesses customers with more money to spend… So join the rest of the country. Say yes. Give America a raise.”

It’s not hard to believe that Obama, who has never run a business, doesn’t understand that artificially forcing a business to pay someone more than their wage is worth will put more people out of the labor market. Making job creation more expensive leads to fewer jobs.

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I’m sorry that I believe that the “minimum wage” is essentially a tax on the poor and “middle class”. As, if  there was a difference.

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MONEY: Nickels are “poor man’s gold”

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/robert-wenzel/machinations-at-the-mint/

Price Inflation Will Force the US Mint to Once Again Change the Metal Content of Coins
By Robert Wenzel
Economic Policy Journal

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The Mint is considering a change to the mix of metals it uses to make quarters, dimes and nickels, because of the climbing cost of production of the coins. reports WSJ.

It now costs 1.8 cents to make a penny and 9.4 cents to make a nickel, costing the federal government about $104.5 million last year.

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I fully expect that in the next bout of accelerating price inflation that the value of the metal content of current nickels will soar. Thus, nickels are a great no downside investment. If the price inflation I anticipate doesn’t develop, just spend the nickels. For more on nickels as an investment see: Why You Need to Own Nickels, Right Now

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/02/why-you-need-to-own-nickels-right-now.html

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Nickels are “poor man’s gold”.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Kaine says “Our goal of making sure that instability in Afghanistan”

Mr. Ferdinand Reinke
1641 International Dr Unit 414
McLean, VA 22102-4831

Dear Mr. Reinke:

Thank you for contacting me about our troops serving in Afghanistan. I appreciate hearing from you.

Over a decade ago, the United States overthrew the Afghan Taliban that was providing a safe haven for Al Qaeda – the terrorist organization that attacked our country on September 11, 2001. Since then, we have decimated core Al Qaeda and its affiliates, and paved the way for the Afghans to establish democratic institutions, take control of their own security, and join us as partners in the fight against extremism. With our main mission in Afghanistan – destroying Al Qaeda – nearly complete, I support bringing our troops home as quickly as we can, consistent with our goal of making sure that instability in Afghanistan poses no danger to American interests.

Throughout my years in public service, I have witnessed first-hand the extraordinary challenges faced by our troops and their families. In 2006, I had the pleasure of visiting members of the Virginia National Guard stationed in Afghanistan who faced tremendous threats to their personal safety as they fought for their country. Throughout our Commonwealth, I have talked with military families who have endured the pain of lengthy separation from their loved ones when they are deployed overseas.

When I was Governor of Virginia, I signed the Military Relief Act to assist military families that encountered urgent needs for basic living expenses. In addition, I signed the 5-Star Statement of Support to confirm that we would assist state employees who served in the Virginia National Guard and Reserve.

As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, I will continue to be a strong advocate for our troops who serve abroad – before they deploy and after they return home. We must support their well-being to show our gratitude for the incredible sacrifices they endure for us all.

Thank you once again for contacting me.

Sincerely,

Signature

Tim Kaine

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For the record, all i said was: “bring them home NOW!”!!!!!

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POLITICAL: A very upsetting example

http://toprightnews.com/?p=761

Illegal Alien With 7 Kids Got Food Stamps, Housing & Social Security – for 20 Years (Video)
by Top Right News on January 18, 2014 in amnesty, Border Security, Economy, GOP, Immigration, Obama, Politics

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Illegal alien and mother of seven, Florida resident Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, monthly medications, $700 in Social Security and a housing allowance.

And she has been receiving government assistance for over 20 YEARS – ever since she illegally entered the U.S. by swimming the Rio Grande.

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If this is true, then The Sheeple are fools.

This is unacceptable!

Why should the producers subsidize the moochers?

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LIBERTY: Rights are not “Mother may I?”

http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/odds-n-sods-2843.html

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Several readers mentioned some great commentary from Mac Slavo that ties into a recent news headline: Why I Cannot Support Concealed Carry Weapons Permits (And Why You Shouldn’t Either!)

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/why-i-cannot-support-concealed-carry-weapons-permits-and-why-you-shouldnt-either_01162014

JWR’s Comments: I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve said it here a couple of times, but it bears repeating: Whenever someone must buy a license or pay a fee to exercise a right, then it is something less than a right. It is in fact a mere privilege, subject to the whim of petty bureaucrats. Fundamental rights are not abstract tokens that are given or sold by other men. They are in fact primary liberties bestowed upon us by God, our maker. Rights are not substantially secured by asking, “Mother may I?” of any government agency. Rights are more properly demanded or boldly seized and then conspicuously exercised regularly. This secures the liberties that have legitimately belonged to us since birth. If need be, lost rights can and must be restored through proscriptive use. If you live in a land where your rights have been marginalized into privileges, then it is either time to change your government, or to change your address. Much like a muscle that atrophies with disuse, any right that goes unexercised for many years devolves into a privilege, and eventually can even be redefined as a crime.

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I agree.

While open resistance to the Gooferment is a terrible mismatch.

But subtle non-cooperation, passive resistance, “sugar in the gas” approach is what we have available to us now.

Clog the system.

Don’t cooperate willingly. Don’t ever consent. And, don’t ever lose heart that liberty will will out.

The Gooferment can not control 300 million Americans.

They can’t even keep drugs out of their prisons!

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FUN: “What’s your least favorite word?”

TRY

“NO! … Try not! … Do or do not… there is no try.” (To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician!) — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie)

It’s a prediction of failure and setting up the excuse: “I tried”.

Argh!

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Categories FUN

SERVICE: Google’s not infallable

Official Google Blog
Today’s outage for several Google services
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 04:47 PM PST
Earlier today, most Google users who use logged-in services like Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents found they were unable to access those services for approximately 25 minutes. For about 10 percent of users, the problem persisted for as much as 30 minutes longer. Whether the effect was brief or lasted the better part of an hour, please accept our apologies—we strive to make all of Google’s services available and fast for you, all the time, and we missed the mark today.

The issue has been resolved, and we’re now focused on correcting the bug that caused the outage, as well as putting more checks and monitors in place to ensure that this kind of problem doesn’t happen again. If you’re interested in the technical explanation for what occurred and how it was fixed, read on.

At 10:55 a.m. PST this morning, an internal system that generates configurations—essentially, information that tells other systems how to behave—encountered a software bug and generated an incorrect configuration. The incorrect configuration was sent to live services over the next 15 minutes, caused users’ requests for their data to be ignored, and those services, in turn, generated errors. Users began seeing these errors on affected services at 11:02 a.m., and at that time our internal monitoring alerted Google’s Site Reliability Team. Engineers were still debugging 12 minutes later when the same system, having automatically cleared the original error, generated a new correct configuration at 11:14 a.m. and began sending it; errors subsided rapidly starting at this time. By 11:30 a.m. the correct configuration was live everywhere and almost all users’ service was restored.

With services once again working normally, our work is now focused on (a) removing the source of failure that caused today’s outage, and (b) speeding up recovery when a problem does occur. We’ll be taking the following steps in the next few days:
1. Correcting the bug in the configuration generator to prevent recurrence, and auditing all other critical configuration generation systems to ensure they do not contain a similar bug.
2. Adding additional input validation checks for configurations, so that a bad configuration generated in the future will not result in service disruption.
3. Adding additional targeted monitoring to more quickly detect and diagnose the cause of service failure.

Posted by Ben Treynor, VP Engineering

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TINFOILHAT: “Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Germany.”

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/shocking-evidence-hitler-escaped-germany/

WND EXCLUSIVE
SHOCKING EVIDENCE HITLER ESCAPED GERMANY
Newly declassified FBI, U.S. intel files raise startling questions
Published: 01/05/2014 at 5:22 PM

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WASHINGTON – Everyone knows Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his underground bunker on April 30, 1945.

 

At least, that has been the conventional wisdom.

Now comes WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi’s new book, “Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Germany.”

Examining declassified FBI and U.S. military intelligence files, Corsi makes a compelling case that U.S. investigators suspected from the beginning Hitler had escaped. For political purposes, the evidence indicates, they were willing to go along with the cover story that in the final days of World War II, Hitler married his mistress, Eva Braun, and the two took their lives in a joint-suicide ritual just before the Soviet army entered Berlin.

*** and ***

Corsi brings to light many troubling questions, including:

* Why were the Americans unable to obtain physical evidence of Hitler’s remains after the Russians absconded with his body?

* Why did both Stalin and Eisenhower doubt Hitler’s demise?

* Why did nobody in Hitler’s bunker hear any shots fired?

* Did U.S. intelligence agents in Europe, including the OSS and Allen Dulles (who later headed the CIA under President Eisenhower), aid Hitler’s escape, as they did with so many other Nazis?

* Argentinean media reported Hitler arrived in the country and it continued to report his presence. Why have the findings not made it to the US?

Corsi relies on autopsy reports, interrogation transcripts, documents from Soviet archives, CIA reports, extensive research in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., and in College Park, Md., and more to back up his case.

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Does anyone trust the politicians and bureaucrats in the Gooferment’s intelligence agencies to be truthful?

This has been rumored for awhile. I remember relatives talking about it. (I am of German ancestry.)

So how does it come about that Corsi keeps finding these type of stories?

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LIBERTY: Mayor “owns” Hoboken; Sheeple go along?

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Mayor-bans-St-Patricks-Day-parade-again-in-Hoboken-NJ-240073431.html

Mayor bans St. Patrick’s Day Parade again in Hoboken, NJ

The mayor of Hoboken, NJ has again refused to allow a St. Patrick’s Day parade in her town citing rowdiness and drinking…

By JAMES O’SHEA
Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:19 AM

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How can one bureaucrat “dictate” “bans”?

And the Sheeple just go along.

Wait until something they want to do is “banned”.

How does that poem go: “First they came for …”?

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.” — President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in “The American President” (1995)

Sorry, but the Gooferment doesn’t have “power”. It only has the illusion of our consent.

I do not “consent”. And, while I alone may be too weak to stop them, when The Sheeple awake, bring on the guilotine. 

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INSPIRATIONAL: 75 Q’s; zero answers

http://www.lyved.com/life/75-questions-to-ask-yourself/

75 questions to ask yourself

An old proverb says, “He that cannot ask cannot live.” If you want answers you have to ask questions. These are 75 questions you should ask yourself and try to answer. You can ask yourself these questions right now and over the course of your life.
1. Why not me?
2. Am I nice?
3. Am I doing what I really want to do?
4. What am I grateful for?
5. What’s missing in my life?
6. Am I honest?
7. Do I listen to others?
8. Do I work hard?
9. Do I help others?
10. What do I need to change about myself?
11. Have I hurt others?
12. Do I complain?
13. What’s next for me?
14. Do I have fun?
15. Have I seized opportunities?
16. Do I care about others?
17. Do I spend enough time with my family?
18. Am I open-minded?
19. Have I seen enough of the world?
20. Do I judge others?
21. Do I take risks?
22. What is my purpose?
23. What is my biggest fear?
24. How can I conquer that fear?
25. Do I thank people enough?
26. Am I successful?
27. What am I ashamed of?
28. Do I annoy others?
29. What are my dreams?
30. Am I positive?
31. Am I negative?
32. Is there an afterlife?
33. Does everything happen for a reason?
34. What can I do to change the world?
35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?
36. Am I cheap?
37. Am I greedy?
38. Who do I love?
39. Who do I want to meet?
40. Where do I want to go?
41. What am I most proud of?
42. Do I care what others think about me?
43. What are my talents?
44. Do I utilize those talents?
45. What makes me happy?
46. What makes me sad?
47. What makes me angry?
48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?
49. Am I healthy?
50. What was the toughest time in my life?
51. What was the easiest time in my life?
52. Am I selfish?
53. What was the craziest thing I did?
54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?
55. Do I procrastinate?
56. What is my greatest regret?
57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?
58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?
59. Do I stand up for myself?
60. Have I settled for mediocrity?
61. Do I hold grudges?
62. Do I read enough?
63. Do I listen to my heart?
64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?
65. Do I pray only when I want something?
66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?
67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?
68. Do I forgive myself?
69. When I help someone do I think “What’s in it for me”?
70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?
71. Do I smile more than I frown?
72. Do I surround myself with good people?
73. Do I take time out for myself?
74. Do I ask enough questions?
75. What other questions do I have?

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Someday I might share my answers.

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GUN: “Accident” doesn’t describe it

http://www.newsmax.com/US/Steven-Fromholz-died-hunting-accident/2014/01/20/id/547997

Songwriter Steven Fromholz Dies in Freak Hunting Accident
Monday, 20 Jan 2014 05:08 PM
By Cathy Burke

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Texas singer and songwriter Steven Fromholz – named the state’s poet laureate in 2007 – died in a freak hunting accident on a ranch near his home, reports said Monday.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Fromholz was shot Sunday at the Flying B Ranch and later died at a hospital in El Dorado, about 40 miles south of San Angelo. He was 68.

Chief sheriff’s Deputy George Ariste told the News that Fromholz and a girlfriend were going to hunt feral hogs when the accident occurred. Ariste said the singer grabbed the handle of a case that was holding a rifle. The case was unzipped at the bottom, and the gun hit the ground and discharged.

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Who cases a loaded gun?

Means to me that there was round in barrel?

What about the safeties?

Someone was negligent!

What happened to “treat every gun as if it was loaded”?

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GUN: Criminals guess wrong

http://youtu.be/w8Sbf_piIQQ

Published on Nov 22, 2013

“He couldn’t have picked a worse neighborhood or a worse house.” When career criminal Kevin Wayne Chapman targeted the residence of West Taylor for a home invasion, he chose the wrong house. Ginny’s report includes an exclusive interview with would-be victim West Taylor.

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About 7 minutes of warning.

If the Gooferment can’t protect you, and it can’t, then the individual must be prepared to protect themselves.

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RANT: Free flu shots

http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_24946297/obamacare-free-flu-shots-shock-many

Obamacare: Free flu shots a shock to many
By Tracy Seipel
POSTED: 01/19/2014 02:17:13 PM PST | UPDATED: A DAY AGO

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The law, signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, now mandates that most health plans cover a set of preventive services, including shots and screening tests, with no co-payment — regardless of whether someone has met his or her yearly deductible.

“It’s a great example of how having insurance can make a lot of difference and may reduce a barrier for people,” said Dr. Jeffrey Rideout, senior medical adviser at Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange.

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Argh!

It’s like getting your car’s oil change for free.

Can’t repeal the Laws of Economics any more than you can repeal the Law of Gravity.

Someone, the Sheeple Taxpayers, will pay exorbitantly for these “free” services!

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POLITICAL: Treatment of the poor

 

 
 
Why Are the Poor and Minorities Less Likely to Vote?
 
Even when America’s underclass isn’t formally stripped of its ballot, a slew of barriers come between them and full representation and participation.
 
Clip Better   http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01…

Interesting that the Gooferment “poverty programs” don’t distinguish the “takers and moochers” from the “truly needy”.

From my experiences with Homefront NJ, the “charity” people and Clients both felt that the State Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats were more interested in keeping the poor dependent.

Of course, Homefront NJ, (populated by a bunch of smart business women and some with Wall Street backgrounds), didm ’t want to keep help the same people. Put them on the “ladder of success”, show folks how to climb, and make sure they get going. Then move on to the next person to help.

The State, and to a lesser extent the Federal Gooferment, didn’t make that easier.

Argh!

That’s why the Gooferment should try and do “welfare”, “charity”, or “help”!

Conflict of interests.

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INTERESTING: “Her” (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/

Her (2013) 126 min

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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

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Samantha: “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”

There were a few good lines in this movie that really make you think.

Too long, too somber, and too depressing.

As a nerd, it’s a bucket of cold water about spending too much time with the one eyed glass monster.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment “welfare” traps everyone in a cycle of poverty

http://nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson/page/0/3

JANUARY 9, 2014 4:00 AM
The White Ghetto
In Appalachia the country is beautiful and the society is broken.
By Kevin D. Williamson

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In effect, welfare has made Appalachia into a big and sparsely populated housing project — too backward to thrive, but just comfortable enough to keep the underclass in place. There is no cure for poverty, because there is no cause of poverty — poverty is the natural condition of the human animal. It is not as though labor and enterprise are unknown here: Digging coal is hard work, farming is hard work, timbering is hard work — so hard that the best and brightest long ago packed up for Cincinnati or Pittsburgh or Memphis or Houston. There is to this day an Appalachian bar in Detroit and ex-Appalachian enclaves around the country. The lesson of the Big White Ghetto is the same as the lessons we learned about the urban housing projects in the late 20th century: The best public-policy treatment we have for poverty is dilution. But like the old project towers, the Appalachian draw culture produces concentration, a socio­economic Salton Sea that becomes more toxic every year.

“The government gives people checks, but nobody teaches them how to live,” says Teresa Barrett, a former high-school principal who now publishes the Owsley County newspaper. “You have people on the draw getting $3,000 a month, and they still can’t live. When I was at the school, we’d see kids come in from a long weekend just starved to death. But you’ll see those parents at the grocery store with their 15 cases of Pepsi, and that’s all they’ve got in the buggy — you know what they’re doing. Everybody knows, nobody does anything. And when you have that many people on the draw, that’s a big majority of voters.”

Her advice to young people is to study for degrees that will help them get jobs in the schools or at the local nursing home — or get out. “I would move in a heartbeat,” she says, but she stays for family reasons.

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Reading this article makes me crazy.

Gooferment “welfare” is design to keep people “poor” and hopeless.

How many generations of human beings will we allowed to thrown away?

I don’t want to pay for that! Do you?

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HARDWARE: FIOS required update


 
 
 

Dear Valued Verizon Customer,

We continually strive to improve your 
FiOS® TV service and are making enhancements to create an even simpler and better experience for you. These changes will occur on Tuesday, January 21, 2014,and will cause your Set Top Box to automatically reboot, which means turning off and on. If you experience any issues with your Set Top Box as a result of this automatic reboot, please unplug your Set Top Box and plug it back in. This should resolve most issues.

Some of these enhancements include:

  TV
       
 
Adding more Closed Captioning capabilities
   
       
 
Simplifing your FiOS TV menu by:

  • Consolidating our Customer Support section, making it easier for you to use
  • Renaming your DVR Settings to Configure & Upgrade
  • Allowing you to access all of your TV listings using the Guide View header in Guide/TV Listings
 
Your Parental Controls will also be enhanced to enable you to temporarily turn them off for a period of 4 hours. This new capability will allow you to turn your Parental Controls off to enjoy an evening of TV watching without having to remember to turn them back on later. They will automatically resume after the 4 hour period. To use this functionality, press the Options button on your FiOS® TV Remote Control while watching live TV and select Parental Controls.
       

Thank you for choosing Verizon. We hope these new enhancements help you enjoy your FiOS TV service for many years to come.

Sincerely,

Your Verizon Team

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I don’t see anything that I need. So why do I have to upgrade? Time to rethink the paradigms and memes involved.

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POLITICAL: Global financiers create political cover

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-13/war-china-inevitable

Is War With China Inevitable?
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/13/2013 22:10 -0500

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Global financiers created the circumstances that have led to America’s probable economic demise, but they don’t want to be blamed for it. War provides the perfect cover for monetary collapse, and a war with China might become the cover to end all covers. The resulting fiscal damage and the terror Americans would face could be overwhelming. Activists who question the legitimacy of the U.S. government and its actions, once considered champions of free speech, could easily be labeled “treasonous” during wartime by authorities and the frightened masses. (If the government is willing to use the Internal Revenue Service against us today, just think about who it will send after us during the chaos of a losing war tomorrow.) A lockdown of civil liberties could be instituted behind the fog of this national panic.

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You have to look at the financial fraud being pulled by the Fed.

The Chinese are in control of our fate. (Not that they don’t have their own problems.)

So, when these very ugly chickens come home to roost, how will the elite avoid the “french revolution’s guillotine”? 

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MONEY: Target

Dear Target Guest,
As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data. Late last week, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that additional information, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address, was also taken. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion.
I am truly sorry this incident occurred and sincerely regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Because we value you as a guest and your trust is important to us, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores, through Experian’s® ProtectMyID® product which includes identity theft insurance where available. To receive your unique activation code for this service, please go to creditmonitoring.target.com and register before April 23, 2014. Activation codes must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.
In addition, to guard against possible scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Here are some tips that will help protect you:
Never share information with anyone over the phone, email or text, even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with. Instead, ask for a call-back number.
Delete texts immediately from numbers or names you don’t recognize.
Be wary of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize.
Target’s email communication regarding this incident will never ask you to provide personal or sensitive information.
Thank you for your patience and loyalty to Target. You can find additional information and FAQs about this incident at our Target.com/databreach website. If you have further questions, you may call us at 866-852-8680.
Gregg Steinhafel
Chairman, President and CEO

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MONEY: A negative on bitcoin

http://dont-tread-on.me/?p=31861

26 Reasons Why I Will Never Support Bitcoin
By Silver Shield, on December 21st, 2013

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20. Then there is that anti government aspect of it.  Really? It seems the Anglo American bankers love it, including Ben Bernanke and JP Morgan.  It is right up their alley with something for nothing.  They may crack down on Bitcoin only to launch their own brand.  Look at the Lotto.  They went after the mob for running numbers, but then made it legal for them to profit off of.  They went after Charles Ponzi and then created their own Ponzi Scheme with Social Security.  I am telling you Bitcoin or something just like Bitcoin will be used to sell to the people after the dollar collapse, a new electronic worthless currency.  Who knows maybe we will get bonus points for watching TV and using it?  They already have millions hooked on EBT cards, get the corporations involved and the government muscle and you could see the final realization of a digital currency where they can cut you off if you get out of line.  How many stories do we already hear about bank bailins and IRS and NSA messing with people’s bank accounts.  Having real wealth outside of the system is the only antidote for that.

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It’s the “intrinsic value” argument that hits me hardest.

In POW camps of WW2, cigarettes were “money”.

Gold and silver have the advantage of “intrinsic value”. Junk silver, (i.e., pre-1964 US coins), will be the money of TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It)!

The survivalist community plans to use ammo as money. As well as commodities, like liquor, can be barter fodder. 

Remember barter will precede “money”.

So, save wealth in forms that are not paper!

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RECOMMENDED: “Jesus Loves Children”

I know the author and urge you to support him by buying a copy.

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Friends,

As a fairly new parent, it was a bit difficult for me to explain to my 3 year-old who Jesus Christ or God is, why we celebrate Christmas, the need for daily prayers and the concept of creation. This Children’s book was my attempt as guided by the Holy Spirit to begin this rather uneasy explanation. This short story has helped me a lot each time I am asked “daddy, tell me more about Jesus”. Hope you find the perspective interesting. For me it reminded me that I needed to return to my first love with our Lord Jesus. It a good read for anyone irrespective of religion or faith.

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Cheers,

Uche.

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POLITICAL: Bernard von NotHaus, “Rosa Parks” opposing the FED

LIBERTY DOLLAR NEWS:
December 2013 Vol. 15 No. 12

Tortured Without Being Sentenced: Bernard von NotHaus

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Judy Shelton, a noted economist who knows which way is up, author of The Coming Soviet Crash (1989) and Money Meltdown (1994) that influenced my work on the Liberty Dollar, a longtime veteran of Washington, a friend who was an approved witness for my trial by not called to testify by my Dumb and Dumber attorneys and the first person to brand me as the “Rosa Parks of monetary policy,” has published a quick 68 page booklet, Fixing the Dollar Now.

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This fellow, Bernard von NotHaus, made a mistake. Poking the Banking Cartel, called the “Federal Reserve System” (i.e., the OPEC of money). Note that despite the name, it’s not “Federal”. It’s a private cartel!

And, as Bernard von NotHaus pointed out, the “dollar”, (technically The Federal Reserve Note), is NOT a store of value.

This is a direct assault on the wealth of the People. It hurts the “non-rich”, who have the capability of holding non-dollar denominated assets. The poor and those on fixed income, who have to spend most or all of their income, are paying the hidden taxes. And when they get a few dollars ahead, their savings are marginalized by low rates of return and the Fed’s printing press.

You have to hold gold, silver, nickels, or any asset that is not in “dollars”. Jury is still out on bit coins in my mind.

YMMV!

I call this political because Bernard von NotHaus is a political prisoner in limbo!

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POLITICAL: Tim Kaine opposes repealing the ACA

January 15, 2014

Mr. Ferdinand Reinke 
1641 International Dr Unit 414
McLean, VA  22102-4831

Dear Mr. Reinke:

Thank you for contacting me about the health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act.  I appreciate your taking the time to share your views.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.  I support the ACA as an important first step towards putting patients in charge of their own health care decisions and slowing the growth of health care costs.  Health care cost increases have bankrupted hundreds of thousands of people and imposed real financial burdens on businesses.  I find it intolerable that the wealthiest nation in the world spends more on health care than any other nation yet we receive second-rate results for our money.  ACA curbs the worst insurance company practices and increases access to affordable and quality health care to the tens of millions of Americans who are uninsured. 

Because of the ACA, millions of children can remain on their family’s health insurance until they are 26 years old and insurance companies are prohibited from denying care to those with pre-existing conditions.  Seniors can receive free preventive care that will help reduce the cost and incidence of chronic diseases and purchase more affordable prescription drugs.  Forty-seven million American women now have access to preventive health services.  Small businesses are eligible for tax credits to help defray the costs of purchasing insurance for their employees.  And insurance companies are required to rebate excess premiums to their customers.  These measures represent just some of the positive effects of ACA. 

I oppose repealing the ACA and the benefits described above.  I acknowledge we have more to do to lower health care costs while improving the quality of care.  Other nations have shown it can be done through promoting preventive care, effectively using technology, paying our health care providers by patient outcomes, and finding ways to reduce defensive medicine and lower malpractice premiums without taking rights away from patients. 

Controlling the cost of health care is essential to reducing the deficit and our national debt.  I am ready to work with anyone interested in finding smart savings in health care, especially in Medicare.  Inaction is not a solution to our problems.  There are many good ideas for improving our health care system and through common ground and compromise, we can find credible solutions.

I will continue to work on improving ACA and reducing the cost of health care for Americans.  For more information about ACA, including how it will affect you, details about every feature of the law, and to read the text of the law itself, please visit www.healthcare.gov.

Thank you again for contacting me. 

Sincerely,

Signature

Tim Kaine

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Not very responsive to my “stop it” request.

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January 15, 2014

Mr. Ferdinand Reinke 
1641 International Dr Unit 414
McLean, VA  22102-4831

Dear Mr. Reinke:

Thank you for contacting me about the health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act.  I appreciate your taking the time to share your views.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.  I support the ACA as an important first step towards putting patients in charge of their own health care decisions and slowing the growth of health care costs.  Health care cost increases have bankrupted hundreds of thousands of people and imposed real financial burdens on businesses.  I find it intolerable that the wealthiest nation in the world spends more on health care than any other nation yet we receive second-rate results for our money.  ACA curbs the worst insurance company practices and increases access to affordable and quality health care to the tens of millions of Americans who are uninsured. 

Because of the ACA, millions of children can remain on their family’s health insurance until they are 26 years old and insurance companies are prohibited from denying care to those with pre-existing conditions.  Seniors can receive free preventive care that will help reduce the cost and incidence of chronic diseases and purchase more affordable prescription drugs.  Forty-seven million American women now have access to preventive health services.  Small businesses are eligible for tax credits to help defray the costs of purchasing insurance for their employees.  And insurance companies are required to rebate excess premiums to their customers.  These measures represent just some of the positive effects of ACA. 

I oppose repealing the ACA and the benefits described above.  I acknowledge we have more to do to lower health care costs while improving the quality of care.  Other nations have shown it can be done through promoting preventive care, effectively using technology, paying our health care providers by patient outcomes, and finding ways to reduce defensive medicine and lower malpractice premiums without taking rights away from patients. 

Controlling the cost of health care is essential to reducing the deficit and our national debt.  I am ready to work with anyone interested in finding smart savings in health care, especially in Medicare.  Inaction is not a solution to our problems.  There are many good ideas for improving our health care system and through common ground and compromise, we can find credible solutions.

I will continue to work on improving ACA and reducing the cost of health care for Americans.  For more information about ACA, including how it will affect you, details about every feature of the law, and to read the text of the law itself, please visit www.healthcare.gov.

Thank you again for contacting me. 

Sincerely,

Signature

Tim Kaine