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  • Illegals Demand Representation in White House Meetings

    07/28/2014 9:53:01 AM PDT · 23 of 26
    ASOC to kristinn
    Every day, I wake up and watch the news or read the newspaper - and witness the theft of my country right before my eyes.

    And it's the ESSOBEES in Washington DC holding the bag open for the robbers....

  • Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned

    07/26/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT · 37 of 47
    ASOC to kiryandil

    The time has come for the re-incarnation of

    Texas John (Horton) Slaughter.


    The man who cleaned up Tombstone.

    A man so fearsome that **Geronimo** - leader of the Bedonkohe Apache - made a wide path around John’s town, because he knew that if ever John got his track, he was as good as dead.

    John once famously said -
    “I’ve got a guardian angel who protects me,” he would assure well-meaning friends when they sought to caution him about his reckless and daring life-style. “My angel keeps these owl hoots and gunslicks from even denting me. He has told me that I’ll die in bed when I’m good and ready, and not by the hand of some no good outlaw.”

    And indeed, he did die in bed at his ranch.

    More here

  • How to stop companies from deserting America before it’s too late

    07/25/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    ASOC to Solson

    Wonder Bread

    Most food made in the USA. Now, if you chop at Costco or WallyWorld, that food could come from China, Mexico, etc, etc.

    I really wish companies would label food for Country of Origin.

  • Exxon Oil Rig Enters Uncharted Waters of Russian Political Storm

    07/21/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT · 6 of 7
    ASOC to thackney

    Not to mention that, In the Soviet...err, Russia, they won’t have to deal with a mass of greenie lawsuits, bogus regulations and a shakedown by the U.S. Federal Govt.

    Shakedown by Russia? Sure, but that’s just business....

    I worked a gig cleaning up an oil spill on the arctic circle in the Komi Republic some years ago. It takes a strong gut and nerves of steel to do any kind of business ‘over there’.

  • My Newest Novel is Out Today (Complete Vanity)

    07/20/2014 2:24:43 PM PDT · 23 of 24
    ASOC to EEGator

    Sorry - it’s an “inside baseball” - Post Apocalyptic World - PAW

    WROL - withOUT rule of law, think Detroit meets the Pork and Beans in Miami. (blush)

    In the World of the Chernyi something mysterious strikes the earth and causes massive destruction.... The series looks at different groups and how they deal with the disaster.

    I’m trying to get people to think about being a bit better prepared for the stuff that really hits - bad weather, power outages and so on.

    Sorry for any confusion...

  • My Newest Novel is Out Today (Complete Vanity)

    07/20/2014 2:22:10 PM PDT · 22 of 24
    ASOC to EEGator

    Sorry - it’s an “inside baseball” - Post Apocalyptic World - PAW

    WROL - with rule of law, think Detroit meets the Pork and Beans in Miami.

    In the World of the Chernyi something mysterious strikes the earth and causes massive destruction.... The series looks at different groups and how they deal with the disaster.

    I’m trying to get people to think about being a bit better prepared for the stuff that really hits - bad weather, power outages and so on.

    Sorry for any confusion...

  • My Newest Novel is Out Today (Complete Vanity)

    07/20/2014 11:29:30 AM PDT · 8 of 24
    ASOC to Anitius Severinus Boethius


    I have 10 books out on Amazon now, scifi and PAW themed. It is fun to write and then get feedback from folks that enjoy the story. (World of the Chernyi)

    I started to keep my writing skills (I do tech writing) and it turned out to be great fun.


  • Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide

    07/20/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT · 8 of 13
    ASOC to null and void


    Ghost in the Shell is far better, even in the English translation....

  • The Truth About Violence in Chicago

    07/20/2014 9:45:26 AM PDT · 11 of 21
    ASOC to Kaslin

    SOme magic words in this:

    “Per capita” - red flag that the stats about to be shown are B.S.

    Crime is down because the cops are **lying** about the crime - oops, that was too harsh. “Properly classifying” the crime. If you didn’t see you car ripped of, how do you know it was just towed?

    Chicago, our very own Banana Republic in the heartland...

    No, thanks. Try selling this swill to someone who might believe it.

  • After An Injured Vet Waits 2 Years For A Wheelchair, These Lowe’s Employees Do What The VA Won’t

    07/14/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT · 3 of 33
    ASOC to Malone LaVeigh

    You sound surprised.

    This “president” and several of his cabinet once called for eliminating the VA and the vets would “Just buy their own insurance”.

    Surprised to hear that? I’m not.

  • Flooding, damage reported after Friday storm. Fort main gate closed, ...

    07/13/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    ASOC to knarf

    Did the monsoon come early this year?

    Used to be that AUG was the month everyone hated for the bad storms and high humidity.

  • Rick Perry Slams Obama’s Blame Game, Demands National Guard For Border [VIDEO]

    07/13/2014 11:56:30 AM PDT · 26 of 130
    ASOC to PoloSec
    There is a cheaper alternative. The Mexican Govt is issuing 'visitor cards' to CA migrants. IF they intend to hit the US border.

    Mexico has **no incentive** to stop the movement of illegals, as they have done in the past. Perhaps payback for Fast and Furious?

    anyway, please note this -
    To its north, Mexico shares a border with the United States that is 3,169 km (1,969 mi) in length. Our two countries share the same track gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in), with **multiple cross border links**.

    CG Railway operates a train ferry between the port of Mobile at Mobile, Alabama and the port of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. - Bet you didn't know this, eh? Wait, it gets better.

    To its south, Mexico shares an 871 km (541 mi) border with Guatemala and a 251 km (156 mi) border with Belize. There is an inactive link with rail transport in Guatemala at Ciudad Tecún Umán in Ayutla, San Marcos, with a break of gauge (1,435 mm / 914 mm).

    Step 1
    NO **rail traffic** or goods to Mexico. Or *from* Mexico.

    Step 2
    Fine the US partners (Yes, US companies own/run the railroads in Mexico, look it up) if steps aren't taken to stop train hoppers.

    If these don't work -
    Disable the rail link between Central America and Mexico proper. (ie the Beast) Destroy a single bridge by drone strike if needs be.

    That stops the incoming.

    For those here - land C-17s at McAllen and start loading 'em up. Honduras has over 30 airports. Land in rotation and spread the wealth **back home** for them.

    Simplistic as all get out - maybe stupid even.
    And absolutely not going to happen.

    Just remember, A Governor named Billy Clinton *lost* an election in AR because of the Cuban boatlift and the problems the Cubans brought to AR via Fort Chaffee.

    A President name Jimmy Carter *lost* an election, in part, because of the Viet Boat people and the Cubans.

    "Bammy don't care, he's out no matter what.

    But all those Dem Senators and Reps had better be looking over their shoulder - because once the **true** number of this mass invasion comes out, they'll be looking for a new job. No matter how hard the lame stream media tries to cover it up....

    This is going to be an interesting summer and election cycle.

  • Does Joe Miller Have Any Hope of Making Up Ground in Alaska Senate Race?

    07/05/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    ASOC to SeekAndFind

    The story is a little thin on facts.

    Miller won because

    1) Lisa ran a non-campaign, that is to say, she acted then as she acts now - like the seat is hers by birth. She won the write in ballot because the **real power** in Alaska (money) showed up and put her back in the seat.

    2) There was an abortion related issue on the ballot in the primary. Folks who normally don’t vote in an off-year election (lazy people/single issue voters) showed up in droves and carried Joe along.

    Joe ran a horrible campaign, was attacked relentlessly by the press prostitutes - and it didn’t help that he got tied (rightly or wrongly) to the Sovereign Citizen nutcases in Fairbanks.

    Joe had over 800K in his kitty this time around. I haven’t seen that he’s spent all that much.

    Outside money has been flooding into the State now for two or more years.

    We’ll see if the highest bidder wins again....

  • U.S. Regions and Business Sectors Face Significant Economic Risks From Climate Change

    06/25/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    ASOC to CedarDave

    I agree, the first step is to impose a 500% (or more) “Green Tax” on any and everything coming from China or India.

    We’re good here....

  • What is the best advice you've ever received?

    05/24/2014 9:47:47 PM PDT · 31 of 204
    ASOC to MNDude

    From Dad, eh?

    “Never argue with a man holding a loaded machine gun.”

    Long story went with wit about gambling in a war zone....still, darn good advice.

  • The Forgotten Massacre

    05/24/2014 11:48:01 AM PDT · 63 of 88
    ASOC to ansel12

    “Sand Creek was done by Colorado Militia volunteers, not regular US Army troops. “

    A common thread elsewhere/elsewhen

    Han;s Mill, MO 1838
    The militia involved in the massacre was led by Colonel William Jennings, Sheriff of Livingston County. At the time of the attack it consisted of 240 men...

    Iron County, UT 1857
    Another massacre, again, a local militia.

    Red River, LA 1874
    In 1874 a **paramilitary organization** of Southern Democrats known as the White League attacked Republican officeholders. The massacre took place in Red River, Louisiana and left 26 people dead.
    A Militia? You guess.

    BTW - Wounded Knee was Army Regulars, the 7th Calvary.

    In more modern times...

    Ludlow, CO 1914
    The Ludlow Massacre was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. Some two dozen people, including women and children, were killed.

    IF you do a search of “militia” and “massacre” you see examples all over the world, even today.

    Whether or not the action is cloaked by the notion of “organized military” is immaterial, as is the timeframe, it all proof of the ability of Mankind to be a savage....

  • Jay Carney: Obama First Learned About VA Scandal in the Media

    05/19/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT · 58 of 65
    ASOC to Nachum

    Where the heck is the FBI? They should be swarming over the VA center!

    These guys were falsifying records to get a bonus - FRAUD!

    Thank goodness they weren’t Republications....

  • My personal Wal-Mart nightmare: You won’t believe what life is like working there

    05/17/2014 9:04:32 PM PDT · 10 of 223
    ASOC to 2ndDivisionVet

    I wasn’t aware that WalMart had press gangs that roamed the land - kidnapping folks and forcing them to work in the store.

  • All Home Intruders are White Men, Alarm Companies Say

    05/17/2014 10:57:14 AM PDT · 44 of 72
    ASOC to rktman

    Commercials are one thing, real life is a different matter altogether.

    Just watch “The First 48” is you want to see a non-stop parade of minority criminals, drug dealers and their associates.

    We watch as we find the ‘police work’ (or complete lack thereof)end of it fascinating - mostly they wait for someone to dime out their homey....

    If nothing else, I now have a rather long list of cites to never visit....

  • Alaska Voters Hold the Key to the North Slope

    05/16/2014 2:45:01 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    ASOC to thackney

    Much less

    Sasol, an integrated energy and chemicals company, is about to start construction on a Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) facility and ethane cracker with downstream derivatives at its Lake Charles site in south-west Louisiana.

    The total cost for the construction of the GTL facility is expected to reach ***$14bn***, while the ethane cracker will need an investment of about $7bn.

    The GTL facility, upon commissioning, will have a production capacity of 96,000 barrels per day (bpd) of transportation fuel. The ethane cracker will produce 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of ethylene. The ethylene producing facility is expected to come online in 2017, whereas the GTL facility will be commissioned in 2018.


    Despite its long and successful history, there has never been , nor is there on the horizon, an example of an FT facility exploiting stranded natural gas at a remote location, nor of an independent gas producer (i.e., not integrated with a refining complex) monetizing gas via the FT process. All North Slope (Alaska) gas is stranded gas.

  • Indiana cops taser 10-year-old at day care

    05/16/2014 11:13:02 AM PDT · 56 of 78
    ASOC to PLMerite

    “This is my standard observation about these circumstances:

    People call the police when something physical needs to be done and they can’t for liability reasons, do it themselves. It’s like store employees being told not to interfere with shoplifters.

    Parents want to sue at the drop of a hat. Parents of the type that would have an uncontrollable child maybe more so. Tough situation to be in”

    BINGO - we have a winner.
    Can’t sue cops, but they will sue the living **** out of a day care outfit. One of **many** businesses I would never attempt these days.

  • Alaska Voters Hold the Key to the North Slope

    05/16/2014 10:58:36 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    ASOC to thackney

    (shakes head) What a waste. Why not build a gas to liquids plant at the slope and ship “white” diesel down the TAPS pipeline at a faction of the cost?

    (sigh) Just another way for consultants to stick their snout in at the public trough to feed - this is just **another** project that will be studied to death, yet never bulit.

  • Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

    05/15/2014 9:55:56 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    ASOC to RegulatorCountry

    I wrote a short story on that, a virus based ‘cure’ that winds up killing millions

    Titled “The Cure”. Fun to write, but screwing around with smallpox wouldn’t be my first choice.

  • Why States Prosper (or Decline): Low taxes, opportunity, and warm weather attract migrants.

    05/10/2014 9:10:22 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    ASOC to Chuckster

    “With no state taxes, the lowest population density in the country and the best hunting, boating and fishing anywhere, I find Alaska, especially in the mild climate of SE, ideal.”

    The urban areas in Alaska are as crowded or more crowded than many of the l-48 cities. My property tax is plenty high, as much as many major urban areas with crappy school that graduate about 60% of the inmates....

    Folks that live in Bush communities have the State pick up the full tab for most everything and token sales taxes are collected, with much howling and fussing.

    When I first moved here in 1980, it was a great place - then all the asshats showed up with their hands out....

  • Why States Prosper (or Decline): Low taxes, opportunity, and warm weather attract migrants.

    05/10/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    ASOC to Chuckster

    “No sane person would move to Alaska. It’s too big, too wild, too free. d;^) “

    Accurate, but you have the reason(s) all wrong.
    Alaska is a one trick pony - oil, which is in decline. California now produces more oil than Alaska. 90% of the Alaska State income is oil money.

    Socialism. Alaska is that now. There is one “non-profit” for every 760 residents. Most feed at the public trough.

    OVER 1/2 of the people who do work, are paid with tax money - they work for the Gov’t. More. Than. Half. Oil money goes away - job goes away.

    They still want even more - taxes are the fastest rising segment in the Alaska economy. As the oil money dries up, many fools think sales and income taxes can fill in and keep the massive nanny state alive.

    MY son moved out last summer, my daughter is looking to move and I have to admit, we will vacation in Texas to look things over. Because when it falls apart, it will be a mess...

  • Silver's leadership exam only beginning (NBA commissioner Adam Silver)

    04/29/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT · 3 of 41
    ASOC to EveningStar

    I can see TMZ, who leaked this recording, being sued - as in CA, is a ‘both party’ state.

    The recoding was made illegally and when the broadcaster put it out, became party to the crime.

    Remember about all the howling over the recording by Linda Tripp of Clinton’s little [s]girl[/s] sex toy committing perjury? Ya, double standard indeed.

  • Five Red Flags That Scream 'Don't Take This Job!'

    04/21/2014 2:14:49 PM PDT · 36 of 58
    ASOC to SeekAndFind

    What to make an interviewer tear their hair out - ask

    Have at any time in the last two years, have to ever failed to make payroll on time?

    Does this position have an incumbent?
    If yes, what happened to him/her.

    If no - how will you define success in this position? Ask for specifics, written is best.

    The answers will be telling.

  • Online newspaper Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News for $34 million

    04/16/2014 8:35:49 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    ASOC to CedarDave

    No, they made stuff up - or published “rumors”

    The rich, bored wife of a billionaire buys the local rag.

    I don’t see it getting any better....

  • Report: $663,000 cost to save US family off Mexico coast (and could go higher)

    04/13/2014 8:58:17 AM PDT · 65 of 71
    ASOC to sheana

    Yes indeed,

    Robin. age 16 went around the world in a **24 footer**

    The US isn’t the only nanny state
    “16-year-old Laura Dekker of the Netherlands wrapped up her attempt in January 2012, giving her the new unofficial spot as the youngest to find success sailing solo around the world. But first she had to convince the government to let her try.

    A Dutch court put her under the guardianship of child protection authorities in October 2009 to block her from making the journey. The order was lifted in July 2010, and she set out on her voyage in her 38-foot boat Guppy in January 2011.”

    Though Australian Jesse Martin was a couple of weeks older than David Dicks when he completed his trip around the world in 1999, he grabbed the spot as the youngest person to sail around the world nonstop, unassisted and solo by avoiding taking help of the kind that David was forced to take.

    Jesse made his trip in his 34-foot boat, Lionheart-Mistral, documenting his journey in the book “Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit.” He traveled 27,000 nautical miles from December 1998 to October 1999, and was the impetus behind the World Sailing Speed Record Council discontinuing recognition for the youngest sailor to make a circumnavigation.

    Of course, you have to mention the Tinkerbelle - a 13 foot dory that went US to England.
    Robert Manry was a copy editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer who in 1965 sailed from Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Falmouth, Cornwall, England, in a tiny 13.5-foot (4.1 m) sailboat (an Old Town “Whitecap” built by the Old Town Canoe Co. of Old Town, Maine, which he had extensively modified for the voyage) named Tinkerbelle. Beginning on June 1, 1965, and ending on August 17, the voyage lasted 78 days.
    The book of that voyage is a free read on line for those interested.

  • Report: $663,000 cost to save US family off Mexico coast (and could go higher)

    04/12/2014 9:17:34 PM PDT · 60 of 71
    ASOC to RetiredTexasVet

    Small boats is stupid?

    How about a boat made from hand sawn logs?

    read the story at the link and see what is possible in ‘small boats’.

  • Eleven Senate Democrats making a fresh push for a deadline on the Keystone XL pipeline

    04/10/2014 5:45:19 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    ASOC to SeekAndFind

    doesn’t matter. Bammy can approve thge pipeline but a zillion greenies will be waiting in line to file serial lawsuits.

    Ain’t gonna happen while a Dem is in change....

  • No, 30,000 Alaskans Did Not Sign a Petition to Join Russia

    03/31/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    ASOC to SevenofNine

    The AIP has a lot of sadness attached to it over the years.

  • No, 30,000 Alaskans Did Not Sign a Petition to Join Russia

    03/31/2014 9:41:19 AM PDT · 8 of 34
    ASOC to null and void


    The OP is correct, I doubt ANY Alaska residents have asked to go back to Russia.

    However, more than a few wish to break away from the USofA. The Alaska Independence Party (Fairbanks is quite a hotspot) pushed to secede from the US a few years back.

    As far as Russia, no need, the State of Alaska (these days) is plenty socialist as it is...

    Still, good for a laugh.

  • Dividing Volks [Tennessee Volkswagen union drive]

    02/23/2014 9:27:01 AM PST · 16 of 24
    ASOC to rickmichaels

    Germany is a ‘socialist’ country. Different laws, different history.

    Why should a requirement in German for “Workers” (a Commie term) boards be binding here i the USofA, a different country....

    UAW must be ‘reaching out’ to their socialist brother in der Fatherland....

  • Lessons From God via "Dude, You're Screwed"

    02/23/2014 9:11:16 AM PST · 5 of 8
    ASOC to Kaslin

    It’s fun to watch, but like of these ‘reality’ shows completely staged.

    In one show, the guys builds a forge and turns a golf club into a tomahawk.... Really?

    Fun to watch and even entertaining. Real? Not hardly.

  • Study: Network News Viewers at All-Time Low; Half under Age 30 Never Watch News

    01/12/2014 12:45:56 PM PST · 6 of 58
    ASOC to Zakeet

    No surprise. Most younger folks are cutting loose, what they watch comes from Hulu, DVDs and the like.

    The mainstream press has been the propaganda arm of the DNC for so long, I stopped watching years ago.

  • Touching Proctor and Gamble Ad Highlights Mothers: “Thank You Mom”

    01/10/2014 9:32:51 AM PST · 9 of 22
    ASOC to rhema
    Very well done. These folks understand their target audience, and go right for the throat heart.
  • Is the (Catholic) Church Inherently Conservative?

    01/09/2014 8:06:01 PM PST · 31 of 37
    ASOC to GeronL
    "Many seem to believe it is the institution of the human church that saves people instead of Jesus."

    If the 'institution of the human church' becomes so repugnant to many, how will it ever have a chance to carry the Word? If the 'teachers' are viewed as (fill in your favorite cliche) - the same would apply. At some point, the messenger matters, if for no other reason that they are the messengers...

  • Chris Christie: Opponents of In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens are 'Cold Hearted'

    01/09/2014 7:57:29 PM PST · 41 of 58
    ASOC to montag813
    So... The BIG one is getting positioned to run against Hillary in the Dem primaries?

    'Cause sure as ****, he's never getting my vote for anything....

    Guy's worse than a RINO...he's a fracking lib Dem masquerading as a RINO.

    No thanks, bubba.

  • Is the (Catholic) Church Inherently Conservative?

    01/09/2014 7:51:33 PM PST · 27 of 37
    ASOC to Salvation

    “You are never a “lapsed” Catholic. The indelible sign on your soul says that you are a baptized Catholic. It doesn’t change.

    Get your questions answered by sitting down with a priest.

    We aren’t talking about other organizations that claim to be Catholic, but about the beliefs of the Catholic Church.

    Those beliefs are very conservative.”

    That would require finding a priest that I would even talk to, let alone ask any kind of liturgical questions.

    You are kind to make the statement, but I’m happy with things as they are. Perhaps others could use your ministering to better effect.

  • Is the (Catholic) Church Inherently Conservative?

    01/09/2014 3:20:58 PM PST · 12 of 37
    ASOC to NYer
    Just for disclosure, I'm what many would call a lapsed Catholic. Went to a Parochial school and all that.

    I don't see how anyone could consider the Catholic Church to be least bit conservative these days. From priests breaking into US draft offices and burning records to attacking local governments all around the world, the organization has proven time and again to be at least "Progressive".

    Locally, the vans used by Catholic Social services push a message of "Social Justice". Not my idea of conservative.

    Does the Church stand against abortion? Yes. In this singular issue, they seem to project a conservative image.

    Otherwise, I fail to see any long term conservative actions... A conservative organization, one that allows "Caesar his due" would have turned the many pedophile, rapist priests over for trial as the criminals they are.

    So, no. Not conservative. YMMV.

  • Facebook lawsuit over claims it spies on users' private messages to sell data to advertisers

    01/04/2014 9:22:43 AM PST · 10 of 10
    ASOC to minnesota_bound

    “When I search on say cameras I start seeing camera ads everywhere. You could delete the cookies but with Amazon they have your search history and sell it so you are tracked by them and others.”

    Since I don’t pay anything to use the search service, I suppose it is a fair trade, because if they really tracked that closely, they would know I very rarely buy anything from an on-line outlet.

    (shrug) I once lived in a small town, real privacy is an illusion anyway. YMMV

  • Doctor’s Office Spends 2 Hours On Hold With Health Insurer For Patient’s Surgery Authorization

    01/03/2014 10:16:43 AM PST · 17 of 21
    ASOC to Slyfox

    “The plan all along was to get us by the nads and control our every move.

    Liberty for the tyrant but not for thee. “


    Just like HillaryCare before, this is a naked attempt to control the people by controlling access to the health system.

    Better start reading in the ‘alternate medicine’ section of the library before they pull the books....

  • Laptop searches by agents at border OK, U.S. judge says

    01/03/2014 10:09:42 AM PST · 49 of 51
    ASOC to Secret Agent Man
    "Secret Agent Man to ASOC

    will you help them by pulling your undies down and slapping the vaseline on yourself?

    good grief."

    No, but I will keep my computer from being destroyed by a ham fisted idiot with a badge and a gun.

    I don't sit and bitch on line, I message my congress-critter. Paper and email. And I vote in every election.

    The CONgresscritters still don't care, because it was them that voted for the law to begin with.

    Recognizing reality is the first step in protecting what you still can.

  • Facebook lawsuit over claims it spies on users' private messages to sell data to advertisers

    01/03/2014 10:04:16 AM PST · 7 of 10


    I routinely go to my Amazon page, where I sell my fiction, to check for any new reviews and other postings.

    I usually get ads sent to my email within 3 days - to buy my own books. It would seem the Amazon computer has yet to recognize my email addr is the same as the ‘author’s”.

    Gotta love silicon....

  • “Marxist” Pope is jeopardizing US donor funding

    01/02/2014 4:53:06 PM PST · 11 of 50
    ASOC to markomalley
    And yet, the van used locally here for Catholic Charities has a sign on the back - pushing for "Social Justice"

    Sounds pretty left wing to me.

  • Laptop searches by agents at border OK, U.S. judge says

    01/02/2014 4:45:58 PM PST · 4 of 51
    ASOC to Standing Wolf
    (rolls eyes)

    Put everything on a multi-gig mini-SD chip and and let the goons look thru the laptop. Hell, help them look.

    They don't trash your box and you keep your data anyway. Face it, they have guns and you don't.

  • Another Icon Lost....

    12/30/2013 2:29:24 PM PST · 13 of 13
    ASOC to Ransomed

    Yup. I never bother to comment, no sense in stirring up anything that can hurt sales. So, went my own way, just Amazon and me. I control the content, covers, marketing and everything else.
    And keep 70% of the sale price, so I can price my stuff lower as a result. Win-win. Who needs paper?

  • US announces six drone test sites

    12/30/2013 2:25:59 PM PST · 3 of 16
    ASOC to Brad from Tennessee

    Great. Alaska already has GA aircraft hitting each other at a rate far higher than anywhere else in the US.

    Now, you’re gonna have to dodge drones.... Wonderful.

  • Another Icon Lost....

    12/29/2013 8:21:49 AM PST · 6 of 13
    ASOC to Ransomed

    I gave up submitting stories to either rag. I self-publish on Amazon now.

    In the recent past, you could make a few dollars selling to the magazines, but these days you have to ask, do I want my name associated with this publication>

    More and more, folks are saying - no.