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   Gram77  I just spotted a name that is special to me. Flaming Sword. I'm still stitching!!
20 hours ago .

   Kono  I don't know if rosefenn ever hangs out here (didn't it used to let us go to other users' walls? ). But I wanted to offer a word of thanks for posting on the mothersite today that piece about the sandhill cranes at their migration stopover on the Platte River.

The reason given for the post being closed was that it's not a news site.

Bull puckey.

The Omaha World Herald is Omaha's main newspaper. While not the biggest newspaper in the country, it is most definitely a news site. And I'm most definitely happy to see the reminder of how neat the Sand Hills of Nebraska can be during the crane migrations each year.
22 hours ago .

   Kono  (I was remiss in leaving out a link to the story. Thanks again for the original post. )
21 hours ago .

   Escaped commieny  (IHLG, picture on Faith Wall )
2 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Must see TV. Well must see Pierce Bronson!

'bout Texas and the all bidness. Starts April 8 on AMC I think the AMC is correct. 10 episodes only.

And below on how to, to Mei bout eliminating FF messages it's hamburger, OPTIONS, General...then what I typed.
23 hours ago .

   MeiDei  I can't get into FF, can just use IE - NEVER pray for patience : )
22 hours ago .

   Gram77  I have my calendar marked for this special. Can't wait.
20 hours ago .

   Tulsa  I know said, but Win. 7 is going to konk out when you replace your pc and you have FF again, you'll have the info. Make yourself a note and save it. ...cause I could fall asleep in Jesus any time.

One of the first things I did when I was saved was pray for patience. I had to beg the Lord to take it back. He's worn me down more slowly since...and it's been far less painful.

I was up on the Mountain and thought I was bulletproof. And I never wanted to come down. No one can stay up there I learned and the fruit grows in the valley. I'll be learning till I fall asleep in Him. ...and no I'm not ill, I just don't know His plans for me. I have no idea why I said that....maybe it's reading the faith wall and learning so many are ill. My prayers for each of them.
19 hours ago .

   Gram77  I discovered The Connection on my 77th birthday. The activity was always great. Then there came a time when personalities had differences of opinions that things turned personal and it seemed no matter how hard others tried to get it turned around we lost some really neat people. I miss those who moved on and often think about where they are, how they are, and do they post others places. Do they ever think of us who have hung on? My goal, when I first logged in, was to be here for my 87th birthday. I'm getting there. Will The Connection be here?
Yesterday at 10:24 EST .

   MeiDei  Ditto, I hope so too Gram .... that & making it here to your starting age & beyond.
Yesterday at 12:03 EST .

   Mike PHX  So do I, Grams. You've been one of my favorite "conversalionists" since I've been on the site. It's amazing how you feel you know someone you've never met face to face. It shouldn't stop.
21 hours ago .

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   StormCnter  Oh, Gram, let's just grown old together on The Connection, what do you say? I would miss you if you left.
9 hours ago .

   Daisymay  I also noticed the lack of posts to read every morning. I used to spend an hour reading and posting, now it takes 10 minutes. Where did everyone go? I was one who signed on the first day Lucianne went online. I've always loved this site. I would hate to see it die out! A lot of the "Regulars" are gone, for various reasons, and Tulsa is right about us being 20 Years older. Health issues certainly can change the time we spend online. Does anyone remember another site a lot of us used to visit called Pipebombnews? I wonder what happened to a lot of those folks (Hennypenny comes to mind ). I remember going to a weekend gathering in Nashville to meet everyone. It was so much fun to put a face with the name.
Yesterday at 19:32 EST .

   Tulsa  Hello, Daisymay...that was MeiDei who said we're 20 years older, etc.

This was the worst primary I've experienced and I thought the one before and the one before that was worst. Well I forgive without fail, but I don't forget posters.

I read one or two comments stating they couldn't take the hostility on the board. It was too ugly for them. ..too unreasonable. They announced they were leaving for good.

Politics is fascinating. I love my Country, but living and breathing politics is not my life and never will be. I was disgusting with much of what I read. Love Lucianne and The Connection was a joy.

I believe a lot of us need a break. I know I do and I take them when I need them.

Currently signing in using the Firefox brower says The Connection and are not secure. I've written Luis, but haven't heard from him. I don't visit site that aren't secure.

I'm using the Edge browser(at this moment ) which shows no problem with Lucianne security. I trust FF, not Edge
Yesterday at 23:29 EST .

   StormCnter  Tulsa, I interchangeably use Opera, Chrome and IE. None of these give the "not secure" message. It is a Firefox glitch. The Lucianne site is secure.
Yesterday at 05:24 EST .

   MeiDei  I got that message using IE @ TCTH for about 2 weeks - something to do w/a security certificate not being filed.
Yesterday at 10:18 EST .

   Tulsa  s/b disgusted, not disgusting in my reply to Daisymay. You shall know me by comments with typos and misuse of words as I am forever too busy And I change thoughts mid sentence.

Mei, FoxNews is not secure, but I don't have to give them a user ID and password.

StormC...cyber friend of mine, it is not a glitch. You should laugh at what I am about to type: I would not touch IE or Chrome with 'your' 10 ft. pole. IE is The least secure browser on earth and is being replaced by Edge which is MS's newest browser which is also nothing about which to write home. Chrome is a google product and I distrust google. BTW, ATT is about to change from unsafe yahoo to unsafe google. KMN(Kill Me Now!!! ) Lucianne currently is not safe.

Lots of people come out to play during Potus primaries and no other time.

I love you all to pieces, but the thrill is gone, politics wise. I'd rather play freecell between housework and running the house. I'm tired To The Bone of being intentionally irritated by. This will pass or it won't. I never know.
Yesterday at 11:43 EST .

   StormCnter  I agree about IE and I rarely use it, but it's available if necessary. Opera has limitations, but I mostly like it just fine. Chrome is a second choice because I got too many conflicts using Firefox lately. There were too many warnings and cautions that I didn't get with other browsers. I had liked Firefox best of all, but gave up. Over the years I have tried many browsers but I try to have three at any one time. With good security protection programs, we shouldn't worry too much, I think. I run CCleaner to keep things tidy and Malwarebytes (thank you, KenM )to get rid of any unwelcome visitors. Kaspersky has done well by me for many years and I rely on that protection.
PS - I play Freecell, too, when I'm killing time.[grin]
Yesterday at 12:27 EST .

   Tulsa  I'm still in Edge to respond. You're a LOT of trouble. (LOL )

When I started receiving those share your location, etc. I went into the hamburger (in FF ) and put in a code that stopped the warnings and cautions. All of them were about sharing location. One line of code in the correct box, stopped it all. I'd be happy to share it.

I'm using Windows Defender in Win 10 and it's free. I love free stuff! Defender replaced MSSE.

Since I use DuckDuckGo as a search engine and they don't track or keep info and since FF doesn't either, there is no need for CCleaner. Instead, I go into privacy under the hamburger and delete browser cash when the Spirit moves me...once a month or two months or whatever.

The Suit's crest of arms says 'we trust no one' and in his business that's primo advice.

Just bc Edge shows Lucianne as safe means nothing to me. Edge is as stable as IE and Chrome. Just my opinion.

Lunch. Stay safe and well...that goes for all of you here
Yesterday at 12:52 EST .

   MeiDei  I currently have no choice I'm locked out of everything but IE - by my security system (windows 7 - all else lost or locked off when system restore was implemented ). The guy who got kicked off FF started his own version called "Brave" I don't know if anyone has tried it yet. I'm thinking of getting a tablet just for one or two functions. I seldom, if ever, visit Fox News (or Breitbart/Weasel Zippers or Gateway P as they take too long to load or regularly freeze on me )- the only place I give a password to is email & here. Don't go all missing on us Tulsa, we're several that share commandeering a ship called "Frustration" so far all have forgiven me my lazy use of grammar, misuse of brackets vs. parentheses & where quote marks go i.e., before or after periods ; ) Here I unwind or spiral at will w/an occasional apology.
Yesterday at 13:29 EST .

   Tulsa  Ok, Miss're on my Trouble list now as I'm back in Edge! lol...MS did that to windows 7. They had no intention of supporting it until 2020.

First s/b coat of arms or family crest, not what I typed above. I need a nap or a pill or both!

Our security was MSSE (free ) and when that went, we bought new pcs. It was strange. We could get to email on the laptop and it was receiving security updates weekly only, but not the desktop...everything stopped working.

For me it's weather, comics, Drudge, Lucianne and The Connection. Also the bank and our investments. We use MS Outlook for email on our pcs, so we don't have to sign in on line. That is part of MS Office which we buy with the pc. I use Word and having Word gives us spell check in MS Outlook(not that it helps my misuse of words! ) The Suit uses Excel.

Also, anyone who wants to use FF and not get location annoyance messages, go to General under the hamburger.

You readying StormC???? Hello!

Check mark - Always check if Firefox is your default browser.

When Firefox starts: 'show a blank page'

Homepage: (type in ) %7C

(percent sign,7,C )

Your grammar is perfection! Anyone who reads me, reads Southern. Never attempt to diagram one of my sentences, you'll hurt yourself.
Yesterday at 14:08 EST .

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   Staunch Repub  Apparent now, sadly, the site is dying....Fewer articles, less frequently, and greatly reduced commenting.... I admit gatewaypundit and conservative treehouse and zerohedge all get my first views...
Sunday at 13:09 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Just like this site, I count 32 that have left.
For 16 years, Latest Posts was my home page, then Josh started this, so it was first thing in the morning click after the Mothership. Now, pfft.
Sunday at 14:08 EST .

   Flaming Sword  Funny you should post this. I haven't been to this site in probably 6 months. I just checked to see how everyone is.So few posts......
Sunday at 16:55 EST .

   MeiDei  It's well that you brought this up SR; to get at the root cause would be a good starting point. Firstly, those of us still here since start up are +/-20 years older - some have survived serious medical issues, some have not. Serious & well reasoned comments have been over shadowed by more snark (& in some cases back stabbing each other ) than necessary, a turn-off for many. OPs have been made the subject rather than the 'other side view' articles posted cancelling out the wisdom of knowing your enemy's tenets & how we may counter their efforts effectively. Trolls, they wouldn't be here if we ignored them, by responding in kind we feed the beast. The 'like' button is a time/type saver but may result in fewer posts i.e., unintended consequence. I notice more snarky comments showing up on TCTH lately, so some who have moved there are bringing their trash talk with them whereas their regular avid researchers seem fewer. Our comments being saved forever somewhere in cyber space is also something considered as off-putting. Attacking Jonah in a very personal way on his mother's website says a lot about her high character & the lack of civility of the posters - who should have been more agreeably disagreeable by keeping comments to addressing his premise & his concerns; we don't change anyone's mind by proving their point. Throwing in the towel in search of another website isn't an answer it's choosing to lose. Just my random thoughts, what say others?
Monday at 03:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  My opinion is that that there are no other websites comparable to, and I've tried a few. Don't give up on this site. It's a good one and has been good to and good for all of us.
Yesterday at 12:29 EST .

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   Kono  Fourteen years ago I peeked at after hearing KSFO's Lee Rodgers say it was the first site he looked at every morning. A month later I asked to sign up and was turned away because the site was full and not accepting new members (or so I was told ). After a year on a waiting list, I was let in (along with several dozen others ), around 2004. That small flood seemed to dilute the special character of the site, as have several other surges in new memberships since then.

As one who was part of that early dilution (and who hasn't done much to nurture what made that original Ldotter community so special ) I probably owe the original members among y'all an aopology.

But a resounding Amen to what StormCntr said just before me. The site's still way better than most of the rest, so don't jump ship, especially you who joined first. As an early member whose presence I still miss often reminded us, in some strange and mysterious way we are ever In His Loving Grip. (So no losing hope allowed! )
19 hours ago .

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   Allsogreat  Well, the Republicans have again proven how ineffective they can be. They can't even pass their own healthcare bill when they control both houses of congress and the Presidency. Mean while the other Criminal element (Dumacrats ) will be laughing all the way to the polls where they will again control Congress, continue to import more Illegal Aliens and further their destruction of America.....Our children and Grandchildren just don't have a furture, because we let them down.
March 26 at 09:19 EST .

   Tulsa  Gram77 and StormCnter regarding the secure login question on March 16. In Firefox I receive the same message if I attempt to login at the Connection or anywhere on the Lucianne page.

I'm currently using Edge browser in Win. 10 and I do not receive that message. Edge is Microsoft's replacement for IE. I don't believe Edge is nearly as secure as FF.

I emailed Luis, the Lucianne tech and asked him to pls address the login issue but I have not heard and it has not be repaired.

Here is the link with the explanation about the message:
March 21 at 11:21 EST .

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   Gram77  This explanation is great and it is exactly what I see when I go to log in. A million thanks for your help.
March 21 at 16:39 EST .

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   Tulsa  I surf in Firefox with ABP(AdBlockPlus ) it's the only way to surf imo. ...the safest. I had to x out and open up the Edge browser to come back and comment.

Now just because I don't get the warning when I log in when I'm using the Edge browser doesn't mean it's safe to log in....oh my...sorry about the double negatives. I think Edge is a lousy browser. Don't like chrome as that's Google and I don't trust google or like google.

I hope this is fixed soon. It gives me the willies.

Glad I helped Gram. Nite nite.
March 21 at 23:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  I abandoned Firefox some time back, although I had enjoyed using it. Conflicts seemed to crop up on a daily basis and it was just too much trouble. I use Chrome and Opera now. That would explain why I have never seen the same message as Tulsa and Gram. I'm glad it's not an ad come-on, however, just a Mozilla glitch.
March 22 at 05:13 EST .

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   Ramona  I will post this question at the Computer & Tech wall, too. Here's a question I'm sure will generate expert advice from Ldotters: Verizon is getting out of the email business so I need to choose a new provider. I could go with AOL and transfer my current verizon email. What advice do you all have for an email provider that is reliable, good at eliminating spam, not too expensive? Thanks a bunch!
Ramona (the Pest )
March 20 at 14:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ramona, I get a lot of humorous abuse from friends because I have been with AOL for almost 20 years, but it's free, I can store saved emails in huge numbers, they do a fair job (not excellent but fair ) of weeding out the spam, I've never (knock wood ) had my address book hacked. And did I mention it's free? [grin]
March 20 at 16:36 EST .

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   Ramona  Thanks for the heads up on AOL - that would be the most convenient because of the arrangement with Verizon,
March 20 at 17:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  StormCnter is correct. Free is unbeatable. I have a friend who uses Hotmail, another free product and has forever.

We always buy MS Office when we purchase pcs and use their email program from our homepage. We don't have to go on line and sign in. Originally bought Office for Word and spell check in the email program...used to be Outlook Express, then it was Windows Live Mail and now its MS Outlook. But it's not free. Free is best.
March 20 at 23:27 EST .

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   Okiecat  I'm posting tonight to let you know that my sister, balogreene, passed away in January. She loved and counted a number of you on The Connection among her friends, so I wanted you to know why she isn't posting any more.
March 19 at 02:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh, I am so very sad to hear that. Many have wondered why she is no longer posting and I thank you for giving us that information. I offer prayers for your family.
March 19 at 05:50 EST .

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   Gram77  I am so sad to learn of this news. When I first discovered this site balogreene was always here to join in with all of us. I send prayers to your family.
March 19 at 07:49 EST .

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   Linder  I am so sorry.
March 19 at 07:56 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am heart broken, she was such a sweet person. Never met her but we e-mailed occasionally and I always looked forward to her posts. I hope that your mother and other sister are being taken care of in some fashion. Balogreene was their rock, because she was there with them. Prayers for all.
March 19 at 08:15 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Add my prayers, I wanted her advice on what sort of devise to get that would read books to me, and will miss her recipes, but most of all will miss her friendship. IHLG
March 19 at 08:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  How sad and unexpected, she was so happy in her new job & studies; my prayers join those above for you and your family.
March 19 at 17:14 EST .

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   Okiecat  Thank you so much, all. The love of her friends has been a big comfort in our sadness. Mom and our sister will be moving to OK to live near me.
March 19 at 23:23 EST .

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   Fireball27  So sad about losing another L.Com friend. She will be missed here by our online friends and family. Best of luck with the moves of your sister and mom.
March 19 at 23:28 EST .

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   Tulsa  You and your family are in my prayers. May our Lord's peace cover each of you and take away the heartache. I am so, so sorry. Balogreene had the sweetest spirit.
March 20 at 11:50 EST .

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   Jerico  So sorry for your loss. May she rest In peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.
March 20 at 13:58 EST .

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