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  • Aug 7th, 2017 @ 7:20am

    Re: Please don't insult schizophrenics

    Paranoid, delusional, unclear confused thinking... we can only hope this administration does not completely decompensate.

  • Jul 14th, 2017 @ 4:18am

    The Florida Model

    This is nothing but a tripling down of the Florida Model. You know, the one that gave Florida to Bush W back in 2000. Scrub the voter registration lists so people show up & can't vote. Make sure the lines are hours long so people can't vote.

    This is not theoretical, it happened. I say tripling down because many states have already doubled down on the Florida Model. They just want to take it nation wide.

  • Jul 6th, 2017 @ 10:47am

    HBO is all about being in the news

    Once a show stops becoming "news" it gets cancelled. Ratings aside, HBO needs their shows to be in the news. It's all about subscriptions. So HBO is more than OK with this lawsuit.

  • Feb 15th, 2017 @ 4:20pm

    Re: Re: Cancelling Comcrap today!

    Do you want to see a copy of my bill? It's currently $179 & will rise to $199 in a couple months. This after calling & begging, bullying, threatening to cancel since November.

    No I can't get 100 Mbps, 50 Mbps is all they are offering me & testing shows I rarely get over 25 Mbps. AT&T Uverse is what I have now, 20 Mbps (& I am getting it), more channels, HBO & Cinimax (only HBO with Comcrap). AT&T is just as evil but at least I'm paying them less.

    Now the rest of your post is pure rambling garbage & shows you have zero credibility. I really am wasting my time responding.

  • Feb 15th, 2017 @ 7:44am

    Cancelling Comcrap today!

    Ok yes, I am cancelling Comcast today. When they raise their price from $139.00 (to high already IMO) to $199.00 & want me to sign on for 2 years to keep "that excellent deal.." it's time for a change.

    Luckily I can change. But to AT&T, another evil empire. However, this is $120 a month going to $136.00 in 3 months, 2 year agreement. Still it's too high but I am not ready to be a cable cutter just yet.

    This, or something like this, is what the consumers need to do. Cancel. Go back & forth providers, fuck with them to no end. Keep it going, not a boycott, a consumer form of disobedience. This is something like this, we just need a leader! Make the SOPA blackout look like a Fireside Snuggle!

  • Dec 17th, 2016 @ 3:17am

    Great stuff

    Samantha Bee is hilarious. As much I like Trevor Noah, she's shown she has the chops needed to host the Daily Show. I'm sure there is some regret at Comedy Central about it. It could very well be that she never wanted it.

    What is good about these liberal comedy shows is they keep to real facts rather than fake news. Unlike some conservative comedy shows like Alex Jones (he is trying to be funny, right?) who seem to consistently use complete fabrications.

    My wife & I are actually going to see John Oliver live at the Fox in Detroit us a couple weeks.

  • Nov 15th, 2016 @ 11:43am

    Holy crap

    Reading these comments leaves me with little hope that there might be a way that facts, data, & the truth, would influence & change the beliefs of the voters. It really does not help that there are so many very popular outlets that feed the bullshit to no end. & their audience laps it up.

  • Nov 5th, 2016 @ 2:59am

    Encouraging people to vote?!

    This is why the law exists: you can't be out there encouraging people to vote!
    Be sure to keep two eyes on those organizations that are out there trying to register folks. Be sure to purge the registration rolls a couple months before the election of possible felons & dead people. The name is the same or close enough, purge them!
    Make sure that people in certain precincts wait hours to vote because it's not our fault too many people showed up to vote.
    Oh & they GOTTA HAVE I.D. because there might be busloads of people moving from place to place to vote multiple times (but not one of them will rat them out). Never mind that replacing lost/stolen I.D. can be next to impossible now days without money & transportation.

    Voter suppression is live & happening. They are doubling down on the Florida 2000 model.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 @ 4:40am

    Re: So answer me this...

    Who is this "yo" your talking about?

  • Sep 26th, 2016 @ 9:28am

    The Ripple Rug V2.0

    It looks like I am the only one that needed to know exactly what these people are selling.

    Yes, my wife & I have 3 cats & a dog. Any non-interactive pet toy gets my attention. I might even buy this one... but not off of eBay. It never ceases to amaze me how people can c&p a product from eBay, Craigslist, wherever, google it & find it someplace else cheaper(usually more legit).

  • Aug 20th, 2016 @ 6:32am

    Arlo Guthrie said it best...

    ... but I bet he never saw this coming. They get all that nice military equipment, they gotta use it!

    "And they was using up all kinds of
    cop equipment that they had hanging around the police officer's station.
    They was taking plaster tire tracks, foot prints, dog smelling prints, and
    they took twenty seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles
    and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each
    one was to be used as evidence against us."

  • Jun 17th, 2016 @ 4:34am

    Re: Never.

    Bah. Buzzkill. You just blew my stuck-in-traffic daydreams! You know, when you imagine quickly rising vertically, then accelerating quickly in the general direction of home...

    I admit there's always been a low level of believablity.

  • May 25th, 2016 @ 11:51am

    Called them for fun

    I called them for fun a couple weeks ago, asked about the caps. I said I would switch from Comcast if they would drop the caps. They said "only 2-3% ever go over". I said "then why do you need the caps?". I should keep calling, like once a week & turn them down due to the caps.

    No caps with Comcrap in my area... yet.

  • Apr 29th, 2016 @ 3:12pm


    Most are of these states reps are term limited so the citizens petitioning is a waste of time. The reps know who their bosses are & it's not the voters.

  • Apr 27th, 2016 @ 7:19am

    Only a few actually complain

    IMO only but only a few people actually complain when there is a real problem. Most will just shrug their shoulders & suck it up. Many will cancel streaming services, others will pay the overages.

    Only a small percentage of people will actually complain so I can imagine there are lot of angry people out there.

  • Apr 16th, 2016 @ 3:01am

    Again, what is it they think they will find?

    I've yet to hear any good explanation as to why they want to get into these phones. All I keep hearing is "we don't want to leave any stone unturned..." or something to that effect.

    Can someone please tell me what a criminal might leave on a phone that law enforcement could use? Pictures of people that they can claim are accomplices? Movies of them breaking the law? We all know that criminals can be stupid but I think these things are actually quite rare. WAIT! A drug dealer's to-do list?

    They have all the calls & texts & quite likely recordings of the actual calls. What is it about these phones that are making them go to all this effort?

  • Apr 8th, 2016 @ 11:07am

    How do these people get re-elected?

    Or does it not matter? Are they term limited in Tennessee? A revolving door of industry insiders like Patsy Hazlewood to politicians & back again?

    Term limits ensure corporate control of government.

  • Apr 8th, 2016 @ 5:55am

    Re: Re: My AnyDVD updated

    This makes me a little sad. Not horribly sad, just a little. I'm glad AnyDVD is not dead, I'm sad about investing any cash for me needs. All I really do is time shift. Rent when I have the time, watch when I have the time. This is just a convenience thing.

  • Apr 7th, 2016 @ 4:59pm

    My AnyDVD updated

    My AnyDVD HD informed me of an available update just a couple days ago. Clicked on it & got the latest version. They are honoring my lifetime subscription.

    My license was purchased many years ago. Not that I am easily pleased with software but I never found it clunky at all.

  • Mar 22nd, 2016 @ 4:29am

    Works for me!

    22 years ago I changed careers from construction to engineering. I then proceeded to gain 60 lbs in about 7 years.

    When I got fed up with the heartburn, sleep apnea, & feeling like crap all the time turned it around. At first all I did was walk at lunch & stay away from snacks & I lost 20 lbs in about a year. Then I stepped it up by getting a gym membership & going 3-4 times a week. No more white foods at that point, except cauliflower & I lost another 20.

    That was it, I was stuck at that point. Varied +/-10 lbs but could not lose any more weight. Then I started the Paleo diet/lifestyle. Following it very loosely, cheating regularly, I was able to lose another 30 lbs. Plus I feel fantastic!

    The Paleo Diet is the one that all the experts love to hate. NO GRAINS!?!?! It could be that the diet is rated so low is because most find it very hard to maintain. Some can't stop the bread & pasta. But it works for me. Maybe because I was close to it before I started. Just meat, lots of vegetables, & fruit for me. I eat all I need, delicious meals, & I'm never hungry. The result of working out daily & eating well has made me in the best shape I've been since my early 20s.

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