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   Opsimath  Greetings to all L-dotters from Houston. Today Harris County Sherrif Darren Goforth will be buried. May God bless his memory and protect his brothers in blue.
18 hours ago .

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   StormCnter  There are prayers from here.
14 hours ago .

   Alice  A file names sugr.swf has been copied to my download directory 51 times in about 25 minutes. Norton Security assured me it's safe. According the pop-up, I have chosen to open it, but I took the option of saving it after Norton's message.

This is happening on the Comodo IceDragon browser, but from what I can tell, not with Windows Internet Explorer or Chrome. Maybe I'll go back to one or the other, but until this came along, all went much faster with IceDragon.

So far, it's only on, but I suspect the ad or whatever will spread.
Yesterday at 21:31 EST .

   Alice  (Oops. I meant to put the above on the computer and tech issues thread and forgot that when you login, it switches back to the Connection main page. )

Searching for info, I saw references to browser and web site plug-ins, but the following link seemed to have the most info about the file for those who know how to interpret it (I do not, and I have not added plug-ins as far as I know ):

Maybe someone else has run into this, and maybe you have found a way to stop it. Or just consider it all FYI :- )
18 hours ago .

   Phooey  After decades of flying the American flag wherever I lived... Today I took it down.
Wednesday at 12:19 EST .

   Seminolesecure  Please put it back!!
Wednesday at 14:52 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Why did you take it down?

Don't let the Liberal Left defeat you. Keep fighting the good fight, and keep Old Glory flying.
Wednesday at 15:21 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I took my 2 car-flags down yesterday...some ''people of a certain persuasion'' wanted to start something about it....if you know what I mean. I didn't want my car messed up by some punks.
Thursday at 01:16 EST .

   StormCnter  Why did you take your flag down? I have a flagpole beside the driveway and with a light on it, my flag flies 24/7/365.
Yesterday at 07:19 EST .

   RedWhiteBlue  I have my flag up on my house with a spot light on it. So far, no one has messed with it...yet. But for my car flags, that's a different story now. Marauding gangs in shopping centers, etc. Safer at home.
Yesterday at 11:39 EST .

   Sanddollar  I keep receiving a pop up on my computer when I visit the news articles on I use FoxFire. It says I have a virus. I have seen this more than once. What is happening? Thank you.
September 1 at 06:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  The message you are getting is just an ad. It doesn't really mean you have a virus. Don't click on it. There are good ad blockers, Sanddollar, and they are free.
September 1 at 09:41 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Can you please direct me to a reliable ad blocker? I'm afraid that engaging an ad blocker [or pop up blocker] will actually cause problems. I don't know what to believe and what is just a come-on for filling my computer up with viruses.
September 1 at 23:43 EST .

   StormCnter  I use three browsers, Firefox, Chrome and IE. I have Adblock Plus on each of them. Adblock is free, but they encourage a donation.
Wednesday at 05:11 EST .

   Bettijo  The passing of the Greatest Generation
Approximately every three minutes a memory of World War II – its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs – disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now mostly in their 90s. They are dying quickly – at the rate of approximately 492 a day, according to US Veterans Administration figures.
Honoring the 20th-century veterans’ sacrifice before they pass from the scene, is at the forefront of everything we do at The National WWII Museum – from our exhibits, to oral histories, to the Museum’s $325 million expansion, a lasting tribute to the Greatest Generation.
“There’s no time to lose,” said Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, President and CEO of the Museum. “We want to be able to finish and dedicate our expansion while we still have members of the Greatest Generation to thank for their sacrifice and service to the nation and to show the world what they mean to the principle of freedom.”
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The graph below uses statistics from the Veterans Administration to illustrate the urgency of our mission. During the war, 16 million Americans served their nation. Today, that number stands at just over a million. By 2036, it is estimated there will be no living veterans of World War II left to recount their experiences.

   August 30 at 00:39 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Remember the months immediately post 9/11? In November NYC had a mayoral election. Bloomberg was elected to succeed Giuliani. But Guiliani was kept on for months past Bloomerg's inauguaration date in order to insure clean-up and other efforts of recovery from the attack maintained continuity from the top. Well, I've got a gnawing feeling that a "national crisis" is going to be ginned up to extend the life of the present govt. I see the seeds being sown.....when the govt. fears the people, that's liberty....when the people fear the govt., that's tyranny.......
   August 29 at 04:19 EST .

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   Fireball27  Hi Bettijo good to see you posting again. I posted a suggestion to you about your question on the Range/2nd Amendment page. Hope it gives you an idea of what type and size gun you might like.
   August 28 at 08:55 EST .

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   Planononna  Help: this morning I started to read a post on home page, my computer crashed, tried to return to post. It was gone and I can't find it anywhere. the post was about James O'Keefe
having infiltrated Hillary campaign. He apparently has lots of videos. The article is gone and I can't find it....anyone know anything about this? Thank you.
   August 27 at 10:18 EST .

   Bettijo  James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released the first in what they say is a series of videos exposing lawlessness within Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
O’Keefe has targeted leftist groups in the past over voter registration practices—and now, he has taken that fight directly to Clinton’s grassroots operation. He claims that his undercover journalists have found Clinton operatives employing a cherry-picking method of registering new voters.
August 27 at 10:36 EST .

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   Bettijo  Can someone tell me why my youtube video above did not embed?
August 27 at 10:37 EST .

   Bettijo  James O'Keefe: Yes Hillary, I Have Undercover Video of Your Campaign
August 27 at 10:46 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bettijo, I can rarely get a video to embed from any browser except IE.
August 27 at 11:00 EST .

   Planononna  Thank you, Bettijo
August 27 at 11:05 EST .

   Planononna  Thank you, Bettijo
August 27 at 11:06 EST .

   Bettijo  I did not watch Trump's press conference yesterday, but have been reading about it and I just LOVE this comment by a poster on another site.

"I personally loved the Jedi MindTrick Jujitsu mastery Trump Pulled to underscore the point.

Illegals do not have the right to cut in line, the must wait their turn.

Ramos does not have the right to ask questions before he is called on.

Illegals must be deported because they broke the laws.

Ramos is booted from the room for breaking the rules.

We will let the good illegals back in with proper documentation if they follow the rules.

Ramos was allowed back in with the understanding that he must wait to be called on.

Once illegals act like legal immigrants they get the proper treatment.

Once that little *@$* ramos behaved himself trump called on him and let him ask way more than one question.

It was a magnificent display.

And completely missed by so many because the way trump trounced him in the discussion back and forth which was compelling and so strong.

You people do not realize how d**m smart trump actually is. He is playing 4th dimensional chess while the idiots who oppose him think he is playing checkers."
August 26 at 08:00 EST .

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   Gram77  Good morning all. I never get involved with politics but I had the 7AM news on this morning and I am in awe as to how mesmerized people seem to be with Trump. My gut tells me he is big time trouble for our country and yet numbers say different. Surely this man is not our future.
August 26 at 07:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, you're a woman after my own political heart.
August 26 at 07:51 EST .

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   Bettijo  I hate to disagree with two of my favorite people on this site, but I think Trump is the best thing to happen to any political campaign in years. He is shaking up the status quo, attacking the politically correct attitude that is destroying our free speech, and making the other candidates address issues they would prefer to avoid. And, perhaps best of all, he is beholden to no one; i.e., he cannot be bought like I think most of our elected representatives have been. I believe he would stand up and fight for this country which he loves as much as we do and wants to make great again. I will vote for him if he is nominated. I am sick of career politicians and lawyers. Give me someone with business experience, who is not afraid to stand up for and fight for We The People. I like Cruz too, but he is not a natural born citizen...not that that kept Obama out of the White House. I think Trump is big time trouble for the liberals.
August 26 at 08:11 EST .

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   Gram77  Not to worry Bettijo. The sharing of our thoughts and feelings is what gets us all to thinking. I am willing to read and think about everything we talk about. That's the shot in the arm The Connection needs.
August 26 at 10:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bettijo, Papasparky put out a call for limericks, on the Politics Wall, about The Donald - think you can give it a try and add to those posted?
August 26 at 11:32 EST .

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