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   Gram77  What's with all the ads on the main site? Does Lucianne need some support? When I first found this site there were ads but not like this! Kind of distracting if you ask me.
May 11 at 22:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  It's 7:30 am on Thurs. The ads are gone on the homepage. The cartoon is up and ABP is off on the homepage so I can see the cartoon. I sent a complaint and screen shot to ABP yesterday. I have no idea if the ads will be back or not. Mildred and I had a nice back and forth yesterday and Mildred recommended AdFender if this continues here.

The ads were on every page yesterday.
May 12 at 08:32 EST .

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   Mildred  Good morning Tulsa and Gram. It's only 5:45 am here and I decided to see if AdFender is working. It's sorta working. I have one large strip of ads on the Home Page in the middle of the posts. I think I can live with that. When ABP works, it's the better of the two but I got tired on the on again off again problems. I can always switch back to ABP. It's still strange that this is the only site I read that has this problem.
May 12 at 08:49 EST .


   Mildred  A final note. At first I continued to get ads with AdFender but I went to the main console and clicked on filters. I then checked all the boxes and now I only have a few on Yahoo mail. If an ad appears, I've exited the website and then opened it again. It usually disappears. So far, it's doing what it says it's supposed to do.
May 13 at 15:13 EST .

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   Mildred  Ads are back. AdBlockPlus was able to shut down the one annoying ad or else it just disappeared on its own a few weeks back. I just clicked on the Home Page and I now have hundreds of ads. I'm guessing the hackers have found a way to get onto Lucianne because this is the only site I ever have problems with. So, goodbye Lucianne until someone fixes the problem.
May 10 at 19:04 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mildred. I turned ABP off on the home page in order to see the cartoon of the day. That is why other ads are coming thru, I believe. If you click ABP you can tell it about offending ads, and send a screen shot. But I believe in order to see the cartoon of the day you must turn ABP off. Or! we can turn ABP on and off after viewing the cartoon of the day....or pass on seeing it. We have options.

There are no ads on any other pages. Best wishes.
May 10 at 23:35 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks Tulsa. I checked this morning and the ads are all over the Home Page. I'll go back to ABP later today and let them know, again. The only thing I can do is disable the ad blocking on the settings which means I get all the ads all the time. I can see the cartoon with or without ABP on/off. This is the only site I have this problem and it is really annoying. I'll let you know if I get any good results.
May 11 at 09:39 EST .

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   Tulsa  Well shoot. I have ads on all pages this morning. But I didn't have the cartoon!? What in the world. ...I did finally get the cartoon of the day to appear.

I went the ABP and re-downloaded/updated ABP for IE and Firefox and rebooted. I still have ads on home page and recent posts pages.

Lucianne needs the revenue to keep the site open and the ads aren't blinking or waving which is uber distracting, so I'll live with it.

Ad companies and ABP have been fighting for a very long time. It appears the consumer lost. I'll check Cnet and another site with geek cyber friends to see if there is a solution and post if I discover anything. Best wishes.
May 11 at 10:20 EST .

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   Tulsa  Cnet has no articles. Several hits on the web that ABP is no longer working, but no solutions that I find.

I did learn ABP will not work until a filter list is chosen. Select only one. Then I came back to Luci homepage and checked ABP. Screen said the filters were not correct. I followed the on screen instructions to correct. I have the correct filters now but the ads still appear. Lots of them. If you or anyone finds info, pls post. Thank you, sincerely.
May 11 at 11:45 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: I can't even change the filter! I left a message at ABP forum pages. If I learn something, I'll be back. Maybe it's time to go back to AdFender?
May 11 at 16:23 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: Received the following at ABP forum.

You need a filter like this:
Code: Select all
||luc.sslimages.com^


It would be easier in chrome / firefox.
In IE you have to wait for an easylist author to add the filter or like I said above use firefox to prepare the filters to push in ABP for IE.
May 11 at 16:44 EST .

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   Mildred  Here's the workaround for internet explorer. Good luck trying this. I'm not a computer nerd and will use a different ad blocker if Lucianne can't fix this or just say goodbye to Lucianne.

ABP for IE for now let you use only easylist (+regional list )
To add some other list or your custom filters, follow these steps:

- prepare your lists in firefox (abp for firefox ) + your custom filters, then export all filters in a file named patterns.ini.
- replace patterns.ini file from ABP for IE with that one prepared in firefox.

You should:
- close IE
- go to ABP for IE folder
- replace patterns.ini in the folder with that created in firefox
- open IE

the folder with patterns.ini is at:
%userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\Adblock Plus for IE
(%userprofile% is your user profile directory, like "C:\Users\YourUser" )
May 11 at 16:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  You went above and beyond. Thank you. I'm in Firefox and ABP supposedly 'fixed' the prepared list I chose at ABP for me while I was on the Lucianne home page... They said I didn't have the correct things 'checked' Not so. Still have ads.

I deleted and re-downloaded ABP for IE and for Firefox. Then I rebooted. I've sent screen shots to ABP for the ads here.

Firefox is safer for surfing imo, but does not play well with our printer. I use IE if I need to print from the web.

Did not know about Adfender and will check that and for other ad blockers that might help Thank you for all this info and the tip on Adfender too.
May 11 at 17:31 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: Got a snarky reply from ABP when I told them I would find another blocker. I had difficulty uninstalling ABP and had to go to CCleaner Registry and found 3 ABP files and deleted them. Finally I was able to uninstall ABP. I've installed AdFender and the HomePage doesn't have ads at this time. I hope the ads are gone now. Thanks for you input. It's nice to know that I haven't lost my mind completely when the computer acts up!
May 11 at 17:42 EST .

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   Tulsa  Haven't bothered to write ABP and would have been unhappy with a snarky reply (understatement ).

We had CCleaner and our tech said it is actually malware. At least two or three posters here disagree with that. Nevertheless we removed it. History, cookies, internet files, etc. are deleted upon exiting the web and the pcs are set to defrag weekly, so I do not miss the too often updates of CCleaner.

I've watched our tech go into RegEdit often enough to do it myself, tho I have been told it's dangerous.

I truly appreciate your help today and I was happy to offer whatever I could to you and anyone reading.

Lucianne with ads looks like it's badly decorated for Christmas. I do not think I can take it. ABP is not working, so I shall try AdFender. Thank you again for the referral.

I'm sick of politics. I still read headlines, but badly need a break of happiness and light for an extended period. Will check in here after a fashion.
May 11 at 23:25 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Voting for Beanie? Read this!
   May 9 at 00:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  That visit to London - here's a breakdown of some of his staff & equipment - no king has ever had it this good.
http://www.dboysband.com/media/LONDON_PAPER_ABOUT_OBAMAS_VIS
IT.htm
   May 7 at 18:02 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Heartfelt thoughts to all visiting The Connection: There's madness on the web regarding the 2016 election. If you are able to do so, do not engage on this topic, but instead bear in mind there is "a time to mourn, and a time to dance.'

Calling people to unite behind a particular candidate they previously rejected goes against all human nature. Knock it off. The appropriate time for choices will come.

This weekend, if mom is living, wear a red flower and communicate with her. If no longer living, in the Southern manner, pin on a white flower and meditate on mom's great gifts and resolve to live up to her hopes for you.

Offer hospitality as you are able to your nearest and dearest, and give thanks for our great nation. Respectfully, the Verdantheart
   May 6 at 23:00 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Thank you, V and Attercliffe. You state your positions well.

First, I will be wearing a red flower, valuing my mother's continuing life at this point.

Regarding Trump. I may eventually get to your point No. 1, Attercliffe, but as I have said many times, I am not there yet. I believe that Trump can garnish my vote by giving more emphasis to a liberty-loving, patriotic, strict constitution-abiding nature, and play down to some degree his instincts, which are much more authoritarian (rather than loving of liberty ) and nationalistic (rather than patriotic ).

Maybe I and others like me will get there. I hope so! However, I cannot go "all in" and turn off my brain to some of the things he represents, which are just plain wrong. I think I need to remain vigilant, maintaining my conservative, pro-life interests and views, lest he take my vote for granted and move towards the populism of the left.

We have a ways to go.
May 7 at 15:54 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Calvinesq and other dubious voters, here is how I will proceed.

1. Bearing in mind that it is a long way to November, I will be attentive but hopefully, not anxious. A lot can happen in six months, and nailing down positions now might make me feel silly later.
2. When I do gravitate toward a candidate, and it might have to be Green Party or Libertarian this time, my choice will reflect my desire to be as self-sufficient and agreeable in the world as possible. For example, I think some conservative radio talkers are nuts for rejecting green technology. Wouldn't you like to live in a house that runs on solar and wind energy, dependably, with no monthly bills and interference from a 'utility' company? The new intrusive metering systems are scary to any freedom-loving person.
3. It has been a glorious spring in Texas, with fabulous gardening results. Flowers have outdone themselves. The berries were divine. Yesterday, a terrific basket of peaches, first of the season. My take on this is that our Creator wants to shower us with gifts through Mother Nature. There is no other explanation, since previous years have featured drought, deer, grasshoppers and other disappointing interferences.
4. Character matters. It's said the JFK administration had a very high percentage of staff divorces and infidelity. People take their cue from the man at the top and voters have every right to factor character into their decision-making. The rich have far more defenses against the fallout of bad character than do everyday Americans. Think about it.
5. Finally, as a journalist, I believe intense focus on a national election is unhealthy unless that's your job. The process is long and complicated and it is known that open primaries are an opportunity for shenanigans. I have read posts on the main forum in support of DT by people who state they are not Republicans. Then what are they, and why are they voting in GOP primaries? George Will writes that as of today, DT has received the votes of 4.7 percent of America's eligible voters. That's four point seven, not forty-seven. Wow.

So many questions...time to smell the roses. All will be well.
May 9 at 13:17 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Well, it looks like Trump is going to be the nominee.

Oh, boy . . .
May 4 at 10:33 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I am certainly #NeverHillary, but Donald has quite a way to go to get my vote. I am not sure that chasm can be crossed.

Patterico has an interest post today:

http://patterico.com/2016/05/04/what-is-
to-be-done/
May 4 at 12:11 EST .

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   Safetydude  Let's get behind "The Donald" and help him continue his spanking of the so called "conservative"(read; McCain, Rommney, Boehner, Ryan, McConnell, et al )Republican establishment.
We have the opportunity to affect some real change to the direction that our country has been on for the last 7-1/2 years, and longer.
Get out and vote Trump in November.
May 4 at 14:22 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh, I'll vote for him in November if he's lasted long enough to be on the ballot, but my heart will be heavy and I have zero hope he can be elected, or if he is that he'll do any of the things he has promised.
May 4 at 15:29 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I know that between now and November, my stance will probably soften somewhat, but right now I really don't give a rip if Hillary wins it. Maybe there's something to that old saw about a nation getting the kind of government it deserves.

Trump is a philandering cad with a nasty mouth and a bad comb-over, on an ego trip.

The nation will suffer.

Never say, things can't get any worse, because as sure as you do, things will get a lot worse.

Trump is the white version of 0bastard.

When we lose it all in November, I intend to not let up on my ridicule of the Trump sycophants.
May 4 at 15:44 EST .

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   Safetydude  Yep, you're right about "a nation getting the kind of government it deserves", when the opposition party run candidates like McCain in '08 and Rommney in '12, when millions of Republicans stayed home, rather than hold their noses and vote for him when he almost had a chance to beat Obama.
Another four or eight years of a government run by a Clinton sure sounds good to me !!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think we should get into name calling so please don't refer to Trump supporters as "sycophants". I'm a Trump supporter and not a sycophant.
I've never met the man and and I can't ask him for any favors except to ask him to take the country back from the Democrats and RINOS. That I'll do by voting for him.
May 4 at 20:10 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I've just been told that those who don't support Trump are members of the Pampers Brigade.

I don't think I'll stop using "sycophant" any time soon.

Or maybe I should start referring to Trump supporters as the Knee Pad Brigade.

And for the record, I'll vote for Trump. I don't have any choice. But I'm not going to be gracious about it.
May 5 at 09:04 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Let's try to be pleasant to one another. There are some great people here but many do not participate because of harsh comments. My year has been terrible, I would like for folks to take it easy.
May 5 at 19:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  The name calling chorus, all parties included, needs to stop, rest, and practice some harmony. I venture to The Connection to escape the clamor on the Forum; I think we all could use a break.
May 5 at 23:25 EST .

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   Allsogreat  The Greatest Generation:

What They Did Seems Impossible!

During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,

"We the People of the U.S.A. " produced the following:

22 aircraft carriers
8 battleships
48 cruisers
349 destroyers
420 destroyer escorts
203 submarines
34 million tons of merchant ships
100,000 fighter aircraft
98,000 bombers
24,000 transport aircraft
58,000 training aircraft
93,000 tanks
257,000 artillery pieces
105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns and
2,500,000 military trucks

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across Europe and the Pacific, developed the atomic bomb and, ultimately, conquered Germany and Japan.

It's worth noting that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a Health Care web site that worked. A lesson, of Professionals vs vastly inferior amateurs!....
May 1 at 11:03 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Years ago when Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation" was first released, he was on the Don Imus radio show, which was televised on MSNBC at that time. It was a great interview, and at the end, Imus asked a question that I've never forgotten: "How did a generation that whined about nothing raise a generation that whines about everything"?
May 1 at 11:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some products no longer made in the USA - http://www.gorillawire.com/?p=6078 Imagine he heads exploding if China decided not to export everyday items (light bulbs, phones, etc. ) to America.
May 1 at 13:00 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Before my Father went off to war in the Pacific, he and my Mother both worked building ships in Oakland, CA....
May 1 at 13:02 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I don't know if this nation will ever be called upon to prove it, but I firmly believe that we could do it again if we had to.

Pearl Harbor notwithstanding, bailing Europe out of their troubles is what got us into the first two World Wars, and I’ve always believed that bailing Europe out again is what will get us into the next one.

Europe and Great Britain are under attack right now. Whether they recognize that fact is another matter all together. Is there a tipping point where the country/its citizens say, Enough? Or do they just continue down the PC Road and wake up one day and find that they no longer have a country and their women are not allowed to drive or show their uncovered faces in public?

Isn’t the same thing happening here?

Sooner or later, something is going to kick off another “World War.” My personal belief is that it will be Muslims who start it.

The Mulatto has ruined our relationship with most other countries in all hemispheres, while at the same time, putting the ability to wipe us out into the hands of those who wish to do so.

So far there seems to be one leader who is not allowing Muslims to take over, and that’s Putin.
May 1 at 15:11 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I love our country. But I greatly fear that we no longer have the stomach to do what our fathers and grandfathers did so long ago. And let's not forget the efforts of all the women who did lots of the factory work and military service either.
May 1 at 21:14 EST .

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   WAN2  It is in the human DNA to go soft when awash in plenty. Loving our children now demands we pamper them when, in fact, we cripple them. And sow the seeds of our own destruction.
May 3 at 09:14 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I was just reading the list of stuff not made here any more and noticed that so many are now made in Mexico! So why is that country still so ''poor'' that we are so loaded up with illegals from that country? They should be a thriving wealthy country for all that production going on!!! What gives?
May 4 at 00:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  The sad state of our metals mining/steel mills read the few comments after-
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.
php?topic=61855.0
May 4 at 05:02 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  The nasty old man who is largely responsible for getting the "Like" function deleted has once again passed judgment on those of us who do not like Trump: "It appears the people who hate Trump the most are people who are losers in their own life . . . "

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=871969

We're haters and smearers and losers. We are not allowed to have an opinion other than Trump is the Second Coming, The End-All, Be-All, The Messiah With An "R."
April 30 at 13:15 EST .

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   StormCnter  I don't think he was the major cause. There is another "old man" who severely abused the Like button.
April 30 at 14:04 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  The only reason I pay attention to this one is prior bad experience at another site.

He’s always been a disagreeable old windbag. The other site had far more relaxed rules than Lucianne, and you could expect to be pummeled relentlessly if you posted an opinion different than his.
April 30 at 17:14 EST .

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   Gram77  Has this "gentleman" been removed from Lucianne? Disagreeable old windbag description made me laugh.
April 30 at 17:20 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Flat City Girl: for the love of Sweet Fanny Adams, don't ever sweat a post authored by that bad-buttermilk-swilling twit. If you are Reply #21 and you state that an apple is red with a white interior, he will log in as Reply #22 with 'What a hater! Doesn't even mention seeds and a stem!' It is very surreal.

973 Likes. Wink, wink.
May 1 at 01:31 EST .

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   Calvinesq  OK. After posting a comment regarding the article "Trump Vows to Put "America
First" in Foreign Policy'", I see that my comment that anyone mindful of the history of the lead-up to WWII would wince at the "America First" slogan. Rather than posting a second comment, I thought I'd post this chat on the subject.

Here is a brief history lesson for those that didn't understand my reference. The "America First Committee" was formed in 1940 as basically an isolationist, anti-war movement. Two of its main proponents were Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford. Lindbergh made speeches, even after Hitler's invasion of Russia, that supported non-intervention, but, more importantly, were blatantly pro-German and pro-Hitler and decidedly anti-British and, on occasion, anti-semitic. With the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and Hitler's declaration of war on the U.S., the "America First Committee" disbanded in disgrace. The American people united behind the war effort and eventually kicked the Axis butts.

Now, my comment was that if you knew this history, you might wince at the use of the slogan "America First" by Trump. It was not meant as a troll and certainly not that he's a nazi or anything remotely similar to that - merely that I can see the phrase causing some to wince given its historical precedents. Now that I have provided the history lesson, perhaps the Trumpeters can move on and continue their hopefully premature victory celebrations.
April 27 at 17:05 EST .

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   Polarbear2  Apparently I've lost my ability to post at Lucian and nobody there cares. I tried to post something last Friday and it said my username/password was invalid or my id was not current. So I checked in here to see if that worked and behold it does.
April 26 at 14:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  They care, Polarbear2. It's just that Luis is swamped by various posters' problems and it takes him a while to get through the stack. Have you tried to sign in to Lucianne.com again? Maybe it was a temporary glitch. Clear your cookies, reboot the computer, try a different browser and maybe something will work.
April 26 at 16:14 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  You are always with the best solutions to tech problems and I always read your posts regarding them. One always learns the right way to solve a computer problem from you. Carry on proudly. And many thanks.
April 27 at 22:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  Username and password are both case sensitive. If I'm in a hurry I make typos and will receive the exact message you did.

If you logged in here, you should be able to log in at Lucianne. Luis will get to you. Best wishes.
April 27 at 23:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  One more thing. Most Connection visitors know this, but just in case:

On the Login screen, put a check in the box beside "Remember me on this computer". You'll never have to type in your username and password again.
April 28 at 06:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Polarbear2, where are you?
April 30 at 09:17 EST .

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   StormCnter  RWB- [smile]
May 3 at 10:56 EST .

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   TexasRose  Found this insightful article...Vassar Bushmills, retired lawyer, once an ardent Cruz supporter, has written several excellent articles on uniting, now, behind Trump. This article is long but worth reading because he connects the Constitution, the Common Man – who the Constitution was written for - and Donald Trump, who is very much one of them... .

http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/2016/04/24/eminent-domain-hig
her-use-a-conservative-cultural-analysis/?platform=hootsuite
April 25 at 13:23 EST .

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