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Posts by Weirdad

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  • Buy, buy miss American pie: Singer reveals meaning behind iconic hit

    04/08/2015 9:28:28 PM PDT · 112 of 113
    Weirdad to a fool in paradise


  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 10:30:39 PM PDT · 52 of 76
    Weirdad to kiryandil

    Of course, for anyone outside reading this, I must make clear:

    Voting at a national level should NOT be a very important thing if orthodox American government is working right!

    Most things are fixed by the constitution, right, and we have our 9th and 10th amendments, right?

    And we certainly have unalienable rights that cannot be negated by votes, right?

    So why does it matter when cheaters prevail?

    Because not only do they win illegitimately, but they then act illegally!

    Only when voting promotes unconstitutional, unlawful acts does voting become much of an issue. No one even tries to buy votes when government is properly limited!

    But we all just try to fight the bad guys by voting against them, as though the thing we oppose had any legitimacy in the first place.

    But in a war, we have to grab any advantage we can get on the field we are stuck with. That’s why it’s called a war. So we try to get rid of voter fraud as just one aspect of battling to retain the limited government that is still the law of our land despite so many ignoring it.

    Avoid war. Pray and work to limit government peacefully while we still can.

  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 10:12:07 PM PDT · 50 of 76
    Weirdad to kiryandil


  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 9:40:26 PM PDT · 47 of 76
    Weirdad to kiryandil
    You are freaking ...

    (to put it colloquially, though some of my friends do not let their children call anyone this, because the term should really be reserved for God, if our language was not so deteriorated, but it is)

    ... AWESOME.

    You, and Freepers like you, are one of my favorite things about FR.

    Thank you for your continued wisdom and inspiration, not just that comment but over time!

  • Federal Judge Terrence Berg Shot at Detroit Home (UPDATED)

    03/09/2015 9:41:24 AM PDT · 65 of 70
    Weirdad to PghBaldy

    ... Klein Bottle ...

  • Clinton Email Domain Hosted by a Company That Was Hacked in 2010 and Had Data Redirected to Ukraine

    03/06/2015 3:54:55 PM PST · 61 of 68
    Weirdad to Talisker


  • Clinton Email Domain Hosted by a Company That Was Hacked in 2010 and Had Data Redirected to Ukraine

    03/06/2015 2:32:12 PM PST · 59 of 68
    Weirdad to The Antiyuppie; Talisker

    Dang, Antiyuppie, I almost sprang to defend your sarcasm, and now I feel so good that I myself detected it, especially going into a weekend where I can feel young!

    And I also feel good that I held off, because you clearly do not need defending!

  • The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

    03/02/2015 1:50:29 PM PST · 16 of 29
    Weirdad to C19fan

    It is a cool thing, but I do NOT think that this demonstrates both characteristics of light simultaneously, nor does it prove (at least as described in the lay article) that it is even possible to observe both at the same time.

    It seems that they are AVERAGING observations and then calling it simultaneous. Only electrons that hit a photon show particle responses. Only near misses show wave.

    It is no different than the two slit experiment with the photo paper being left in place for both the wave aspects (the pattern with both slits open) and also for the photons as particles going through each hole open by itself. If you look at that film you can see both characteristics on the same piece of film, but it is not “simultaneous”.

    (started typing and got called away, so this is sent after the first comment with nmo review of other comments — sorry if redundant)

  • The Apple Store Guide to Insanely Great Customer Service

    02/22/2015 5:52:24 AM PST · 132 of 155
    Weirdad to cynwoody

    Exactly my points. The store space is not the problem (and smaller stores might be possible), but quality employees are expensive (not only in wages/benefits, but in acquisition and training costs) and might be even more expensive if their stores are spread out.

    Apple does have employees in the larger Best Buy stores, and they are often BETTER for customers on certain things than in the Apple Stores, because they tend to know and be able to discuss all the alternatives people are being exposed to. But they can’t fix your broken screen themselves.

    Again, though, not in Best Buy where I live: too small apparently. Samsung has reps here though. Just making an observation, no implications, y’all can make your own conclusions.

  • The Apple Store Guide to Insanely Great Customer Service

    02/21/2015 10:31:56 PM PST · 105 of 155
    Weirdad to Swordmaker

    Very interesting — makes sense considering their success that they behave professionally by not going out of their way to get political and by that lose business. Steve Jobs seemed a little more professional than some of Apple’s other management, hope his influence does not wane much on that.

  • The Apple Store Guide to Insanely Great Customer Service

    02/21/2015 10:26:32 PM PST · 104 of 155
    Weirdad to Star Traveler
    Ha, I am on one of my Macs now working late on something else.

    Oklahoma is politically probably the best state in these USA. I lived in Tulsa 9 years. Great city and state.

    Of course most places cannot keep up with Oklahoma, you bragger.

    Of course, also, there are still only TWO Apple Stores in all of Oklahoma. What does Stillwater do? Lawton?

    New Jersey has 11 in a much smaller land area! -- Apple Stores (unofficial)

    OK population = 3,878,051 est 2014 NJ population = 8,938,175 est 2014 - Census Data Here

    3.9 / 8.9 = x / 11, solve for x = 4.8

    Oklahoma ought to have 4 or 5 Apple Stores based on population, but only has TWO in a much larger land area. Apple likes to sell in New Jersey better than in Oklahoma?

    Who knows. But they sure treat Oklahoma and New Jersey differently. Not all cities are fully politically "blue." But plot out the Apple Stores and they are located more blue than random for whatever reason.

  • 50 years ago - 1965 Kid Thomas, John Handy, Jim Robinson, Sammy Rimington....

    02/21/2015 9:11:48 PM PST · 3 of 7
    Weirdad to WhiskeyX

    Nice! Thanks!

  • The Apple Store Guide to Insanely Great Customer Service

    02/21/2015 8:55:45 PM PST · 98 of 155
    Weirdad to Star Traveler

    Regarding your nice comments, including, “I think you’re seeing a “purpose” that does not really exist in Apple’s corporate policy”:

    I actually agree with everything you wrote except for the above, because I am even with you on that. We really are saying the same thing in different ways. (I do not see where you get that I think there is a purpose other than just what you wrote, selling their products, which is easier in high population areas. Sorry if I wrote unclearly.)

    And I agree with you, really I was saying it myself, that Apple’s focus on large cities with their stores (etc) it is incidental: Cities are where the money is at! Big cities are also the liberal mothership.

    So ... it kind of results in liberals being able to like and use Apple stuff more easily, when proportioned out, than us good guys.

    Apple is going to target that big city demographic too. And they are going to look and seem “blue” — maybe bluer than they really are. I know a lot of Apple people who are are anything but liberal. As a corporation when you add it all up they still skew solidly liberal, but they do business pragmatically. It would help their corporate appearance if they had to really address flyover America better. However us hicks are too easily entranced by the big city stuff, so they sell to us enough without any special effort.

    I am of course being tongue in check about them avoiding smaller cities because they would have to hire us orthodox Americans. They tend pragmatic. (Plus even here there are far too many liberals.)

  • The Apple Store Guide to Insanely Great Customer Service

    02/21/2015 4:39:52 PM PST · 73 of 155
    Weirdad to cynwoody; SamAdams76
    WARNING: I guess I am in the mood to write, as this comment grew grossly beyond its original intent!

    I love PCs and build them/program/use them the most now, but I also have continuously had Apple products since I commandeered my then still-future mother-in-law's Apple II in 1977; and since my first Mac in 1984 when I borrowed money to get it. I am not a "fanboi" but have watched and studied and even programmed Apple products for years. (I have other Apple connections too.)

    After you get used to working well on Windows, the Mac interface and dumbed-down functionality (and worsening, just like Windows too is being more toasterized!) (including on "i" products) just drive you BATS! You can customize Mac a lot to compensate for the default Apple interface problems, but that's one more thing to maintain, and when you are doing that on multiple computers it becomes impractical. And iOS (iPhone, iPad) is great for the grandbabies but its dumbed-down-ness is baked in.

    Anyway, despite the above I overall LIKE both Apple products, and Windows powered products (even fully updated Vista 64 which is actually a great OS). And I want an Apple Store closer than 100 miles!

    SO, more to the point...

    I do not think that enough Radio Shack locations are very good any more, so I do not think the idea of using their stores is great. (Personal observation as a real devotee to Radio Shack since the 1960's, though they too dumbed themselves down into oblivion.)

    However, the initial point you were responding to was by SamAdams76, that Apple does not have enough stores. Especially in smaller cities. I agree with SamAdams76, and wish they had more stores.

    But Apple gets more stores, I do not think they all need to be as big as their present average size which you cite.

    I live fairly centrally within a 400,000 population center of about 4+ cities and many burbs, and towns, but I have to drive about 100 miles north or south to get to the nearest Apple Store.

    We have a little Apple table in our relatively little Best Buy (and I think the Samsung people mess with it from time to time). We have the usual few Apple things at places like Target. And we have some Apple stuff in the bookstore of our major and well known university if you are in the mood to venture there and get your car ticketed. That's it.

    You can't even buy "AppleCare" on a new iPhone (if you delay much after buying it) without taking it 100 miles to be inspected in person at an Apple Store!

    A lot can still be done over the phone in handling issues, but Apple misses out on really endearing themselves to their customers by only being in the really big cities.

    No surprise, then, that Apple leans toward "blue," a company whose products seem disproportionately favored by liberals (and others with fascist tendencies): their stores are mainly in the "blue" zones where liberals live!

    But Apple does need more stores in my opinion, and those stores in the smaller cities could be SMALLER in size than the giant size you quote, if there were more of them.

    The main problem, of course, is not just location and space, but the cost of maintaining trained people to work when they are so spread out. They might have to hire more orthodox Americans, too! Maybe that's the problem?

    No doubt hyper-successful Apple has already considered everything being suggested here, and have their own studied reasons for not doing just what I want! Dang it!

  • Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

    02/18/2015 4:26:48 PM PST · 23 of 23
    Weirdad to IncPen

    Of course, no intent to imply otherwise.

    I just wanted to be sure Freepers are aware of that privacy risk on the first link — not all are — so that they will be careful.

    Your other links (on my brief perusal) did not seem to have that issue.

  • Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

    02/18/2015 5:06:10 AM PST · 16 of 23
    Weirdad to IncPen

    The first “program” (”Free OCR”) is actually a web site you upload to, and it could steal all your text, or someone hacking it could steal text. It is only safe to use for some items.

  • Rand Paul’s claim — twice in one day — that he has a biology degree

    02/16/2015 10:39:08 PM PST · 63 of 63
    Weirdad to RedWhiteBlue

    Exactly, I just said the same thing later. It happened commonly.

  • Rand Paul’s claim — twice in one day — that he has a biology degree

    02/16/2015 10:37:27 PM PST · 62 of 63
    Weirdad to rickyrikardo

    Many colleges would award degrees after the fact to their students who went beyond a certain number of hours and then moved on and obtained a qualifying higher degree (doctorate typically).

    It was common back in my day.

    I would not be surprised to see a retroactively awarded diploma trotted out that critics were unable to locate.

  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:29:59 PM PST · 2 of 85
    Weirdad to SMCC1

    Nice post. That looks to be well worth reading carefully. Bookmarked.

  • 'It's My Party' Singer-Songwriter Lesley Gore Dies at 68

    02/16/2015 10:27:25 PM PST · 145 of 151
    Weirdad to Borges

    I knew about her death, but thanks for the post here. She was very talented, and I just liked her and her music, despite her having some things that could be criticized in her life. RIP, Lesley.

  • Ted Cruz Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

    02/02/2015 8:33:16 PM PST · 70 of 130
    Weirdad to Jim Robinson

    This is the plan most of us thought would be introduced — actually long ago. Yes!

  • Who is Sharon Malone? aka Sharon Holder

    01/29/2015 9:12:25 PM PST · 43 of 62
    Weirdad to simka


  • Doctor Dad SLAPS DOWN Busybody Teacher Over Daughter’s Sack Lunch

    01/27/2015 11:26:31 PM PST · 65 of 67
    Weirdad to jwalsh07

    I think we see it a lot through the same prism actually. It’s not necessarily a fun prism. Our strategy and tactics may be different, but maybe not even that, because I think there is more than one way to skin a cat and a broad attack on fascism is best.

    I appreciated your original comment, which surprised someone else such that they wanted you to explain, which you did. The fact that you READ the article thoughtfully instead of skimming, and you got more out of it than the headline, was great.

    All in all “statistically,” knowing how this third rock works, you are probably right, too, about the rest.

    Re your statement “As for the Doctor he turned his sights immediately on those who supported him and made excuses for those who would annex his rights as a parent” — correct description — his motives less clear.

    Doctors and liberals of course are (fortunately) not usually the same thing.

    Liberals do not own compassion at all, but they like to think they do.

    Doctors do not own compassion (or want to IMHO) but on the average doctors are more compassionate than most people, though the ones with the highest public visibility make it look otherwise. I know this from broad experience in medicine teaching from college students up past specialty. I am not saying they are 90% more compassionate, but they may be 75% more compassionate, and it’s the type of compassion that will still let them hurt a child a little bit to save that child from a big bad future problem. It takes courage and faith to do that. It’s like a sniper saving people and risking losing a little of himself. Liberals tend not to do that — they want the quick fix despite selling away the future, and that is never compassion. Eating the seed corn for next year is not compassion.

    An important point, though is that doctors’ compassion tends to be towards INDIVIDUALS even when the doctor may be dyed in the wool “conservatives” toward government and society.

    Doctors on the whole are not compassion toward “the system.” That is one of the big battles going on: control of doctors. The general feeling among “bigwigs” in the government/corporate fascist cabal trying to fully control medicine is that “controlling doctors is like herding cats.” The say that exact phrase all the time. Doctors on the whole are very independent and will not as easily go along with party lines. That is why terms like “the disruptive physician” have arisen as code for a doctor who will not toe the liberal line. Tag him as a pariah and you can get rid of him. Doctors are individualistic. They are (on the whole) the kind of people we want in the foxhole with us. Doctors tend to fight systems on behalf on individuals. We might need that guy in our foxhole.

    Sometimes people like that doctor make themselves look worse than they really are. He may have the same instincts that a mother does defending her child, to not hurt when it is not necessary. The mother does not notice the big picture while looking at one child. The liberal is so focused on their utopian ideas that they can’t see the individual child. (They act like they do but only cherry pick things that support utopia.) In our fight against evil we will get the most mileage if we expect most dogs to act like dogs and most docs to act like docs.

    No one is even going to read this because it is now so “non-timely” on this thread. FR is thank goodness not “twitter” but even it often moves on like a hand-held camcorder. But I just want Freeper eyes open to all the angles and all the potential collateral damage as we fight our battles, so here I write the last long lonely comments on a thread soon to be forgotten.

    If the battle requires we go after individuals exemplifying evil — even with Alinsky-ist ridicule and derision — so be it. You thought so, and you said so on this, with good reasons, and Godspeed!

    If we can skip some imperfect individuals on a bad day and go after bigger targets and principles then so be that too, and Godspeed to that too.

    Jesus said both of these, and I believe them both simultaneously considering context and other issues, but some would claim they must contradict each other:

    -—— Whoever is not against us is for us —Mark 9:40

    -—— He who is not with me is against me —Matthew 12:30a

    And “Light” is both a particle and a wave and one photon can go through two side by side holes at once. Fact. Seems contradictory too, but it’s fact.

    I for sure want to fight back vigorously too. And I do. “See the airplane? Watch out for the submarine.” Maybe you are an airplane and I am a submarine. We are certainly on the same side.

    So we probably see through similar lenses but maybe have different strategies and tactics to try to promote and fight to get rid of evil and for healing our God given niche in this fallen world.

    Thanks for your passion for what I call “Orthodox Americanism” which includes keeping the government, including local public schools, out of parenting. And lunches. And especially for the FEDS, out of parenting and schools and everything not enumerated as powers in the Constitution!

    Regards to you too.

  • Doctor Dad SLAPS DOWN Busybody Teacher Over Daughter’s Sack Lunch

    01/25/2015 8:39:21 PM PST · 58 of 67
    Weirdad to jwalsh07
    ...I guess you actually READ the article. Many did not. I DO understand what you are saying, and you may be totally right, though maybe not, because there are some nice and "good guy" people who in this confusing world make little mistakes.

    I hope people click the reference link and READ like you did and form their own opinions, and then check things out some more...

    I actually suspect the Dad/Doctor is an "OK" person, but is not very politically engaged, such that the public response to this (in the news media), when he realized that the teacher is just a PERSON and not actually a representative of "the system," is LARGE and he became protective of the teacher. That's what doctors do, and many would also complain if he he was callus to her. (Reference: "It's a Wonderful Life -- teacher issue scene"

    So he backtracked a little, probably out of compassion, not appreciating the larger issues (if he ever has realized them) compared to the local pain he thought he was causing to an individual.

    No surprise, a doctor works with INDIVIDUALS and does not want to cause pain.

    If a doctor was only concerned with POPULATIONS and was JUST FINE with causing individual pain and trauma "for a good cause," we all would be horrified and would (justifiably) complain about that too. Try the psychopathic obamanite, "Ezekiel Emanuel MD, PhD" for the horrific version. His article "Why I Hope To Die At 75" says it all. (He is the brother of the obanation's original chief of staff and now the boss ("Mayor") of Chicago.)

    The teacher, also, may be anyone's daughter trying to do her best, maybe trying more than most. Or not. I do not know. But she needed educated, and apparently got that, thanks to the doc.

    So maybe they are aholes. Maybe not. I think it likely that we all are aholes at times even when we have good hearts.

    In these evil times I am trying to reserve my depreciations for "the systems" that are evil and for those who go especially out of their way to support those evils. No lack of targets even with those limitations....

  • Windows 10 isn’t just a step back to the desktop, it’s a step up

    01/21/2015 10:25:46 PM PST · 81 of 96
    Weirdad to __rvx86

    Yeah! Welcome to FR, like your personal page, you sound awesome, Godspeed to __rvx86 !

  • Windows 10 isn’t just a step back to the desktop, it’s a step up

    01/21/2015 10:19:28 PM PST · 80 of 96
    Weirdad to Monty22002

    I like 8.1 too. I installed it on my mother’s computer too! I also do not understand the [new] complaints. It is better than Win 7 (assuming the use of start menu replacements).

    (The old complaints I DO understand, as MS has “dumbed down” functionality for power users a LOT after XP, but that hit hardest with Win 7....)

  • Windows 10 isn’t just a step back to the desktop, it’s a step up

    01/21/2015 10:00:21 PM PST · 78 of 96
    Weirdad to qam1

    I hate “ribbons” and bought 4 copies of Office 2003 (in 2013) from (believe it or not) “Goodwill Computer Store” just so I would not have to go beyond Office 2003...

    I LOVE “Presta Valves” on my racing bicycles! Lighter, more accurate, better in every way, for what they are designed to do, be a light springless skinny valve for light skinny racing tires! Do you even know what they are? Why would you know? If you used racing bikes, what valve did you use that is better?

    I also LOVE WINDOWS VISTA and am writing on it NOW (my favorite machine) and have Win 8.1 and Win 7+ (and older Windows) and all the newest versions of Mac and several good versions of Linux and understand them all reasonably as a current “power user,” who in the last 10 years was also a programmer. (I have 9 personal computers — and use many others at work.)

    My fully updated and constantly stressed FAVORITE Windows Vista 64 bit is a GREAT OS that has not crashed for probably a YEAR. (I have rebooted for certain updates — I have a UPS and it is ALWAYS ON.) Windows 7 is actually DUMBED DOWN from XP. VISTA is only a little dumbed down from XP and it is better than Win 7 except that MS does not support it as well and there are a points where Win 7 has gotten a little better (though still stupidly dumbed down on other issues).

    I am SICK of your “party line” that something is wrong with VISTA when it has been updated to SP2 on good hardware.

    I am running Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP2 INTENTIONALLY on a “homemade” Intel I7 2600K 3.40 GHz 8 gig system that runs GREAT. I have new Win 7 64 bit Ultimate version sitting shrink-wrapped right beside me that I have NOT applied because of how well this computer runs already right now! YOU no doubt are NOT writing from experience, and if you think you, are I would have questions!

    I AGREE WITH YOU, however, that SOCCER SUCKS, UNLESS you are PLAYING IT YOURSELF. We Americans are right about this, of course. If you are playing soccer yourself, it is OK (and despite being old I HAVE PLAYED SOCCER), and (way worse eventually) I have SUFFERED through my kids playing it.... Let them play it if they like it, but forget political correctness and call it a boring and stupid game for 85% of people not playing it themselves. The other 15%, well, let’s just call you “special” and leave it at that...

    LOL !

  • The GOP Embraces its Suck (brilliant article from beginning to end!)

    01/19/2015 9:25:48 PM PST · 34 of 34
    Weirdad to goodnesswins

    Thanks. Sorry for the late reply. I am here a lot but do not always log in.

    Re my tag line, “Orthodox Americanism: It’s what’s good for the world! (Not communofascism!)”

    “Orthodox Americanism” is my term for what I believe.

    ??? “Conservative” — not good enough for us — so wishy washy — government by Fox News.

    ??? “Republican” — nah, especially lately — except for a few greats like Ted Cruz, but even he in a way is newish to me, and still has some things to prove.

    ??? “Libertarian” I like, if they mean what I mean, but often they do not mean what I mean, and they sure have a lot of canned idealistic (unworkable) arguments about it — not good enough.

    Pretty much all the rest are COMMUNOFASCISTS or are on slippery slopes (even the “nice people”), relentless downward paths leading to communofascism. In the 20th century governments (which are supposed to protect us) killed 260 million people — and that does not even count all the babies aborted by government abdication or endorsement. Democide.

    Orthodox Americans have open eyes and KNOW about our FALLEN WORLD, with government being one of God’s blessings for controlling the chaos of the fall and preventing the strong from controlling all. And we know how even governments are quickly imperfect that they must be controlled lest we get LEVERAGED chaos and darkness and mass murder and on and on and on.

    The GENIUS of Our American Revolution is largely this: the control of government. (By the way, it’s not “democracy” for those of you in Loma Linda (it’s an expression, just saying’, if you live there take it as a compliment that we think you are cuter than the average American...)

    We Orthodox Americans know that the principles we think best only work for a moral people. We built America on TOP of that. We have to preserve the underlying principles also. If those underlying principles do not follow God’s principles then they are blind. Both are necessary.

    So Orthodox Americanism refers to BOTH:

    (1) the ROCK of America, our joint understanding and acceptance of basic orthodox “mere” Christianity (which in America united Puritans and Catholics and Presbyterians and Baptists and all Christians, plus a great love for ALL other peaceful people still searching); PLUS ...

    (2) our bedrock desire to LIMIT GOVERNMENT as much as practical given the fallen nature of the world and people in general. We limited government with our Declaration and Constitution and all the other principles we embedded in our government, knowing that any attempt to “fundamentally transform” those principles would lead right back to evil, and would be TREASON. That was our DNA. It also has grown into our “maternal RNA” and other deep and secret places, and we Orthodox Americans are thus a lot stronger than it appears to those who can only see the frostings.

    So be it. Orthodox Americanism! I do NOT seek that the world be safe for “democracy.” (Democracy is the opposite of safe.) I want to spread Orthodox Americanism to all. We will have to reclaim it here in its birthplace first, unfortunately.

    So...again I say, “Orthodox Americanism: It’s what’s good for the world! (Not communofascism!)”

    All may use my tagline at will, and GodSpeed with it.

  • The GOP Embraces its Suck (brilliant article from beginning to end!)

    01/08/2015 4:59:55 AM PST · 8 of 34
    Weirdad to cotton1706

    That is a nice article.

    Most of our now unmasked RINO congress-critters should get a copy of it with some snide comments or questions as to:

    - where they stand on the article?
    - which of their colleagues does it apply to?
    - etc.

    They will either do exactly what the article predicts they will do (by sending flowery meaningless words back to you) or they will implicate others when they actually just did the same thing they are pointing to.

    The democrat we previously had in this conservative district was permitted by his handlers to vote for Orthodox Americanism to placate his base MORE often on issues like this that were set up to lose than does the republican-only-when-the-chips-are-not-REALLY-down critter we replaced the d’crat with.


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  • Caption This Picture (41 and 42 in 1983)

    12/26/2014 10:07:10 PM PST · 3 of 27
    Weirdad to MinorityRepublican

    Maybe better link also, does not require accepting the same scripts as mobile:


  • Caption This Picture (41 and 42 in 1983)

    12/26/2014 10:04:34 PM PST · 2 of 27
    Weirdad to MinorityRepublican

    (not a caption)

    You forgot the barf alert...

  • Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber - Human Universe:BBC Two

    11/15/2014 7:47:34 PM PST · 19 of 25
    Weirdad to Kirkwood


  • Kasparov: Stop Putin now or pay the price later

    11/09/2014 11:41:06 PM PST · 15 of 22
    Weirdad to The Ghost of FReepers Past

    I love your thoughtful comments. I learn so much reading threads like this. This is a great thread for developing thoughts and ideas and opinions about that very complex part of the world and how it fits into the even bigger picture. Thanks!

  • Did Chris McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

    09/22/2014 7:12:56 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    Weirdad to John Valentine

    Well said!

  • Remember Those "Missing" Lois Lerner Emails? They Apparently Really Do Exist

    08/25/2014 8:31:34 PM PDT · 32 of 36
    Weirdad to Windflier; yefragetuwrabrumuy; M1911A1; Kaslin
    Re your comment, "Excuse me, but the election of any U.S. Senator is EVERY American's business!!"

    Wow, the comment that caught your attention also caught mine -- about how a Freeper ought to mind his own business and stay out of a US senate election unless he lives in the state concerned -- I hope that is a mis-statement.

    I was surprised. I am very concerned about RINO tendencies in our Senators from every state. I give a pass to the commenter, however, as passion is good, we are all on the same team, and the times are bothersome...

  • Scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery

    08/22/2014 4:43:50 PM PDT · 94 of 96
    Weirdad to factoryrat
    "So they figured out how to overcharge a nickel-iron battery."

    Very interesting thing to notice. The reinventing of wheels via refinements of existing phenomena seems to happen a lot. Reversing things seems to be especially useful!

  • In Memory of Jaycee. She was called home yesterday.

    08/22/2014 4:33:39 PM PDT · 70 of 204
    Weirdad to JustAmy

    Thanks for telling us. Condolences and prayers to Jaycee’s family and friends. It is a loss for us all.

  • "Absent legitimacy it's a sprint to whatever irreducible power center presents itself."

    07/23/2014 9:30:34 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    Weirdad to JoanVarga

    Wonderful article, great post, thanks!

  • The American Fag Tee Contorvesy SOLVED!

    03/02/2014 5:42:28 PM PST · 74 of 86
    Weirdad to Admin Moderator

    LOL, really!

  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 5:39:00 PM PST · 288 of 442
    Weirdad to dfwgator

    Nice points.

  • Gmail Can Now Tell Senders When A Recipient Opens An Email

    02/12/2014 9:07:57 PM PST · 63 of 71
    Weirdad to steve86

    Virtually EVERY e-mail client or web mail system includes an option to not view images with e-mail.

    There is NOTHING unique about gmail in having an option to block images, including one-pixel “web bugs.” Everyone has that. Everyone. The only question is whether or not that “feature” it turned on to show images, or turned off to not show images, by DEFAULT.

    Sometimes it is not set for best privacy and the user has to take responsibility himself or herself and turn off images.

    As to the problem you cite, tracking, “although then you get all the Goggle tracking” — that is the reason to use other e-mail and not gmail.

  • Gmail Can Now Tell Senders When A Recipient Opens An Email

    02/12/2014 7:14:55 PM PST · 54 of 71
    Weirdad to mongrel

    Sorry dude or dudette, that I talked about your wrong advice without pinging you to it. Some of us have other things to do other than to micromanage threads and sometimes it is imperative to negate bad advice.

    You picked up on it right away anyway, though, thank goodness, MONGREL, so no harm done.

    Amazing it was the first thing you mention instead of addressing the issue.

    Nice diversion from your support for a company that is part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

    Crusade? When have I every mentioned it other than today?

    Why are you trying to promote the use of a dangerous “resource” by Freepers? Maybe Paul Revere should have all sent his mail though the London post office.

  • Gmail Can Now Tell Senders When A Recipient Opens An Email

    02/12/2014 6:56:37 PM PST · 42 of 71
    Weirdad to Windflier
  • Gmail Can Now Tell Senders When A Recipient Opens An Email

    02/12/2014 6:55:28 PM PST · 40 of 71
    Weirdad to mongrel

    No, YOU are propagating google hype.

    Why? Because Google itself already has everyone who uses gmail (apparently you) agree that google can read your e-mail and use it to advertise to you.

    Once google has “read” your e-mail (in other words, anything that passes through their server including replies to from your friends and correspondents) it is free game for saving, analysis, and use by google and whoever it permits to access their records (hrumph, en es aa and similars).

    So YOU by using google mail have infected, with the google disease, all your friends who reply to you; because their replies, without their consent, will be sucked up into the gmail vacuum FOREVER to be used as google sees fit.

    Friends don’t make friend deal with google or gmail.

    You don’t know it apparently, and I am not trying to upset you, but it is actually incredibly rude to use gmail, and it is bad freeping on top of that. I an surprised that JimRob actually is willing to let people use gmail addresses for FR! Just shows their penetration into our society.

    I am now beginning to officially refuse to correspond with anyone who uses gmail. So many people I work with use it, so pray for me please!

  • Thoughts on the Coke commercial?

    02/02/2014 5:19:18 PM PST · 38 of 164
    Weirdad to goodwithagun

    At first I thought, “Oh, no, another politically correct liberal feel-good promotion.” Maybe they intended it that way, who knows.

    But they did some interesting things.

    They sang the verse “God shed his grace on thee” in English quite prominently as they switched languages.

    They also sang in HEBREW.

    Other things were OK too.

    Not everything that seems politically correct is fully bad. We do not live in isolation and this might be OK for public consumption by the entire world and by low information voters who are generally irrational and can only be won over by gradually educating them.

    Remember that this is an advertisement not only to these USA, but to the world.

    And we believe America is Beautiful (which was their tag line) and that God Shed His Grace On Thee!” and we are happy to have Israel sing with us. It’s kind of a good message about these USA.

  • Consumers Beware: Not All Health Plans Cover A Doctor's Visit Before The Deductible Is Met

    12/27/2013 8:38:17 AM PST · 33 of 52
    Weirdad to Innovative

    (Rambling but I am in a mood...)

    In general, doctor prices are set really high because virtually no one pays full price. They are a fake game.

    The insurance companies who contract with doctors (or who do not contract and abusively ACT like the have a contract) generally pay a percentage of the prevailing prices in the area for a service, HIGHLY biased by what MEDICARE will pay. (And don’t get me started on why the doctors in flyover country get paid less than east and west coast doctors for the same thing.)

    Most clinics and doctors therefore set prices high, at the point where even with the resulting forced “discount” (the “reasonable” price according to the insurance company) they will receive about the price they need to make all ends meet, including of course all their expenses (which are a lot) plus the amount doctors expect to make, which is also lot, though per hour similar to what many many professionals and even non-professional make for similar hours and risks.

    The effect of that “game” is, ironically, that if a patient just pays CASH, simple and cheap to manage, that he or she pays the highest price of all!

    Of course the patient can attempt to negotiate a cash deal, although there are no guarantees they will get it or that it will be as good a deal as the insurance company could get away with paying.

    But do you think that the insurance company is going to agree that the first $4000 a patient pays is all applicable to the $4000 deductible?

    NO — even if you the patient are forced to pay the $4000, the insurance company will only count fees it considers REASONABLE toward the deductible. Patients will not even know if they have or have not met the deductible until all the paperwork goes through!

    On top of that everyone including generally the doctors are forced to do thousands of dollars worth of tracking and accounting for various insurance issues even though for no payments will actually kick in until reasonable payments by the patient add up to enough. So we can’t even save money by the efficiency of cash payments!

    One possibly good thing is that some insured patients will be with a company that contracted with the doctor in advance for reasonable prices, so even though the patient has to pay all the way to the deductible, the amount the patient has to pay is LIMITED to what the insurance company would have been willing to pay.

    With any luck, you put the difference between a high and a low deductible plan in the bank, and then are contracted to more sensible prices and pay those from your savings. However “high deductible plans” as originally visualized did not force straight sane man to pay for mammograms for women and HIV care for those with out of control sexual risk taking and psychiatric care for the chronically angry. Therefore the cost is a lot more than high deductible plans used to be. Congress has made it ILLEGAL for you to freely associate with others to care for your own health care in your own way.

    Patients on this may try to save money because “they have skin in the game.” So middle class working people will take some careful risks to save money. Medicaid patients and illegal aliens on “Title V” will of course just got to the ER even for common colds and not be charged even $0.50 (fifty cents) co-pay!

    In the 20th century 260 million people were killed by their own government. (If that figure is a little or a lot off, it remains that LIMITING GOVERNMENT, the essential invention of Orthodox Americanism, is one of the most important things that the humans can do for each other and ourselves.

    Any method except letting most health care happen through the free market constitutes misguided, guaranteed-to-fail, elitism perpetrated by utopian philosopher king fascists through violence (to get and maintain what they want). That’s what the people doing this and supporting this actually are. That’s what your friends who really believe in Obamacare are. So CALL them that (as nicely as you can), and emphasize your concern for their love of violence and elitism: they don’t generally want to “be that,” but they have already proven they have a blind spot to the truth, so their eyes need to be opened. Friends don’t let friend be fascists!

  • The Men Who Weren't There

    12/08/2013 12:09:42 PM PST · 20 of 47
    Weirdad to Kaslin

    Very important post. Thanks!