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  • Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78

    09/21/2017 12:54:43 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/21/2017 | N/A
    Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78 Bernie Casey, the ex-American Football player who became the first black actor to play James Bond's CIA ally Felix Leiter, has died in Los Angeles at 78. The actor, who played Leiter opposite Sir Sean Connery in 1983's Never Say Never Again, had other roles in Boxcar Bertha and Revenge of the Nerds. .... Born in 1939 in West Virginia, Casey spent six seasons as a wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. But he gave up the sport at 30 to focus on acting, making his film debut in 1969's...
  • Computer Disaster - Need Help ! (update: problem fixed)

    12/15/2015 8:45:12 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 67 replies
    n/a | 12/15/2015 | Me
    Just a few minutes ago, I turned on my computer. Nothing seemed to be wrong, but as I clicked on my user name, got the strange message of something regarding my desktop (formatting or updating). When the page finally loaded, I knew something was very wrong. The tab bar was in the wrong place, and when I clicked on it, all of my files, all of my webpages, everything was GONE. It was like this was a brand new computer, with nothing in it. I'm in a panic as to what to do to recover my files and the like...
  • What Kind Of A Phone Number Is This ?

    06/03/2015 1:11:22 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 61 replies
    n/a ^ | 6/3/2015 | Me
    Hey, guys, a cell phone has been going off near me repeatedly in the last several minutes with a strange phone number on it (I'm not answering it). When I tried typing it into Google, nothing came up because it's a strange 12-digit number: 252-616-807-008 Any ideas ?
  • Need Help Finding Old Webpages

    04/25/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 62 replies
    n/a ^ | 4-25-2014 | Me
    Hey, guys, I'm about as frustrated as can be trying to locate some pages I favorited some time ago for my own personal research. They were as follows: When I went to them this evening, they all brought me to an error page. I tried looking them up on the search, but there was nothing resembling what I wanted or needed. I went to the Internet Archive and all I got was a "This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine." I tried Google as well, and nothing came up. I've had these links for years...
  • Gov. Abercrombie (HI) In Trouble For Reelection

    02/17/2014 4:04:03 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 56 replies ^ | 2-17-2014 | n/a
    HAWAII GOV Democrat Primary (Honolulu Star-Adv): Gov Neil Abercrombie 47%, St Sen David Ige 38%. HAWAII GOV General Election (Honolulu Star-Adv): Ex-Lt Gov Duke Aiona (R) 48%, Gov Neil Abercrombie (D) 40%.
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>
  • Possible Computer Virus (Need Advice)

    02/25/2012 9:46:12 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 78 replies
    n/a | 2-25-2012 | Me
    I've had more and more difficulties with accessing webpages (serious slowdown and pages freezing up) along with rapid bumping-off of being logged in to different websites (such as IMDb, eBay, etc.), for which I should be permanently logged in (or at least in eBay's case, for 24 hours). I go through maybe 5-10 pages or less and I get inexplicably knocked off. Again, it's not localized to just a few websites, but across the board. This computer is less than 2 years old, doesn't have a lot of memory used (or junk cluttering the system). I have Kaspersky anti-virus and...
  • Recidivism rate worse than statistics indicate (TN)

    03/08/2010 4:08:17 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 16 replies · 245+ views
    Memphis Commercial-Appeal ^ | 3-7-2010 | Michael Lollar
    Recidivism rate worse than statistics indicate, Memphis-area study finds 20 years of research discovers 81 percent of former inmates end up back behind bars By Michael Lollar March 7, 2010 Jeff Smith had been free of drugs for four years. Two of those years were during a stay at the Shelby County Correction Center and two were while working at the Salvation Army after his release from jail. It was at the Salvation Army that Smith, 54, says he felt “a sense of purpose for the first time in years.” He was doing what he says he loves best —...
  • 12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Murtha Widow Not Running for Congress)

    02/22/2010 2:29:01 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies · 486+ views ^ | 2-22-2010 | n/a
    12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Updated) A few more 12th District pieces came into focus Monday. The Fix reports that Joyce Murtha, the late Congressman John Murtha’s widow, won’t be running for the seat he held for decades. This clears the way for anyone who was waiting on her decision. Barbara Hafer, the former state treasurer and auditor general, had said she wouldn’t run if Murtha did. Meanwhile, CQ Politics reports that Murtha’s district director Mark Critz will soon enter the race, adding a candidate intimately familiar with the district into the mix. Former Cambria...
  • MA: Indy Tim Cahill Picks Ex-GOPer For Lieutenant Governor

    01/07/2010 6:13:47 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 37 replies · 673+ views
    Independent Political Report ^ | 1-7-2010 | Reid Wilson
    Massachusetts: Independent Tim Cahill Picks Ex-GOPer For Lieutenant Governor January 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments By Reid Wilson National Journal MA Treas. Tim Cahill (I) has picked a former GOPer to serve as his running mate during his 3rd-party (sic) bid for GOV. Cahill will tap ex-state Rep. Paul Loscocco as his running mate, choosing a conservative after several other candidates rebuffed his advances. At least 3 other candidates — including state Sen. Scott Brown (R), running for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat — turned Cahill down before Loscocco said yes. But even aside from being turned down, Cahill...
  • (Rand) Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy (KY Senate Race)

    12/17/2009 10:50:49 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 102 replies · 3,547+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 12-17-2009 | John McArdle
    Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy By John McArdle | December 17, 2009 11:20 PM The campaign spokesman forKentucky Senate candiate Rand Paul reportedly resigned Thursday evening amid a controversy over a social networking Web page that he maintained. Liberal blogs first posted allegations that Christopher Hightower had racist remarks and pictures on his Web page. After Hightower originally disavowed any connection to the Web page Paul's campaing manager annouced hours later that Hightower had stepped down from Paul's campaign. The controversy has the potential to derail the momentum Paul had been gaining from his strong polling numbers and his...
  • Nunn saga filled with irony, high drama (Killer RINO May Get Death Penalty)

    09/20/2009 2:53:29 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 18 replies · 1,447+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9-20-2009 | Ryan Alessi, Bill Estep and Ashlee Clark
    Nunn saga filled with irony, high drama By Ryan Alessi, Bill Estep and Ashlee Clark - ralessi@... The Feb. 17 fight that finally ended the stormy relationship between Amanda Ross and Steve Nunn started after Nunn blew off Ross' suggestion to go out for chicken wings the next night. The two exchanged blows, which was the fifth time Nunn had been violent toward her, Ross told Fayette Family Court Judge Tim Philpot in a March 4 court hearing. A sullen Nunn, who was trying to save his high-ranking state job, promised Philpot he wouldn't harm Ross. "We had a tumultuous...
  • Chipmunk Jedi (Funny Photo)

    08/22/2009 9:45:08 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 13 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | 7-28-2009 | Chris "Powerpig" McVeigh
    Cute pic: "Use the Force, Billy !"
  • Question about beer (vanity)

    06/25/2009 12:55:02 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 59 replies · 1,501+ views
    n/a ^ | 6-25-2009 | Me
    I don't drink alcoholic beverages, so I don't know about this subject, but I figure somebody here might have an answer about this. Back in 2003-04, my mother received a mess of "exotic" beers as a monthly subscription from my cousin. She never ended up consuming but a handful of them, and the rest have remained sealed up in the boxes they were shipped in. Unlike other alcoholic beverages, such as wine, that can last for years sealed, I don't know what the longevity is for beer. So my question is, is this still something that can be consumed after...
  • Lego Man Prank Call (Humor)

    04/11/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 14 replies · 813+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-12-2009 | Dane Boe Funny video of a prank call made by a "Lego" construction figure.
  • GOP candidates, including two from Shelby, will fill top state slots (TN-1st Since Reconstruction)

    01/15/2009 1:04:21 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 53 replies · 3,584+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 1-15-2009 | Richard Locker
    GOP candidates, including two from Shelby, will fill top state slots By Richard Locker (Contact), Memphis Commercial Appeal Originally published 11:30 a.m., January 15, 2009 Updated 12:26 p.m., January 15, 2009 NASHVILLE — Republicans in the Tennessee legislature today swept from office all three of the state’s top constitutional officers and elected longtime Republican officials — two of them from Shelby County — to replace them. Flexing its political muscle for the first time since the stunning defeat Tuesday of the Republican Caucus’s nominee for House speaker, the legislature’s new GOP majority elected: * Shelby County Commissioner David H. Lillard...
  • Democrats steal TN House Speakership, installing RINO puppet Kent Williams (Live Breaking...)

    01/13/2009 11:55:35 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 173 replies · 9,049+ views
    TN General Assembly ^ | 1-13-2009 | n/a
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  • (Question) U.S. Embassy (AFO ?) Addresses

    10/15/2008 5:07:05 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 4 replies · 260+ views
    n/a ^ | n/a
    Hey guys, I'm in the process of writing several letters to our American embassies abroad (I don't bother with email because it doesn't get the kind of response I desire, if any at all). Because each first-class letter costs about $1 a pop to send overseas (instead of 42c), this is a rather costly endeavor when writing about 100 letters or so. I'm wondering if there is a domestic address (AFO ?) for the individual embassies (A-Z) that I could write to and save on the shipping costs. I tried searching the U.S. State Department website, but couldn't find anything...
  • Joel Haugen (RINO endorsing Obama) Withdraws As GOP OR US House Candidate...

    09/02/2008 10:42:58 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 49 replies · 388+ views
    Politics1 ^ | 9-3-2008 | Ron Gunzburger
    OREGON CD-1: Businessman Joel Haugen announced Tuesday he was withdrawing as the GOP nominee but would remain in the race against Congressman David Wu (D) as the nominee of the Independent Party. Although a registered Republican, Haugen had been running with dual ballot spots. Haugen came under fire in recent days when he announced his support for Barack Obama. The deadline for GOP to replace a nominee has passed, so they will not be able to field any candidate against Wu on the November ballot.
  • (Tech help question) How do you save Yahoo IMs to a disk ?

    11/16/2007 6:25:36 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 12 replies · 96+ views
    11-16-2007 | Me
    The computer I'm using is failing, so I'm having to transfer my files over to a new computer I'm getting this evening. I have Yahoo instant messenger and I'm attempting to find a way to save all the conversations I have stored in it en masse to a .zip drive. It would be too difficult and time consuming to save them individually. Does anyone on FR know how to save all these convos (several hundred) in a timely and convenient manner ?