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   Ole buzzard  Oh, boy! Here it comes! I guess because he failed to motivate the black voting bloc in November, he has to accelerate his plans for the national police force. He's working on his own Gestapo now.
7 hours ago .

   RedWhiteBlue  Today I clicked on this thing that said to update my Foxfire Mozilla . WELL....I did that (and I knew I shouldn't of clicked to UPDATE ) and now I recognize NOTHING on my internet page. I finally found how to remake Lucianne my homepage but that's about it! I have no tabs on the page top, no bookmarks, no nothing. WHY do these companies insist on making it so dam difficult to do these things they want us to do? I know, I think, that you do have to upgrade your stuff every once in while but geeeeeez, I have no idea how to retrieve all my stuff that I worked years at to collect. I hate when this happens. Anyone else going through this sort of nonsense? How do I get back to the older version I had before I CLICKED away my stuff? There's no warning, no instructions, no nothing and nothing is what I have. I promise I will NEVER click again. Anyone know anything about this mess I created? Sob-Sob.....
13 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Have you lost your bookmark bar?That may be the problem. This is copied and pasted from Mozilla. The menu button is the Square set of lines at far upper right.

The Bookmarks toolbar is hidden by default. To turn it on or back off:

Click the menu button and choose Customize.
Click the Show / Hide Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and select Bookmarks Toolbar.
Click the green Exit Customize button.
13 hours ago .

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   RedWhiteBlue  OMG ...THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

It wasn't obvious to me and I was shell shocked already to click on anything else that I would mess things up ever more! I feel right at home already. THANK YOU!!!
8 hours ago .

   StormCnter  I'm so glad it worked.
2 minutes ago .

   MeiDei  Does anyone find this heavy-handed since this group is not a militia & publicizes it's meeting well in advance and open to the public (as stated in the comments ). Maybe someone from TX will justify or condemn the following:
17 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Mei, this group isn't as innocent as they would have us believe. There is no such thing (legally ) as a "judge" or a "senator" in the "Republic of Texas", and filing fraudulent documents pretending to be legal can get a person in a world of trouble. Here is a further description of the "1997 incident" from Wikipedia:
"The movement split into three factions in 1996, one led by McLaren, one by David Johnson and Jesse Enloe, and the third by Archie Lowe and Daniel Miller. In 1997, McLaren and his followers kidnapped Joe and Margaret Ann Rowe, held them hostage at the Fort Davis Resort, and demanded the release of a movement member in exchange for the release of the Rowes.[6][7] McLaren's wife, Evelyn, convinced him to surrender peacefully after a week-long standoff with police and Texas Rangers. McLaren and four other Republic of Texas members were sent to prison.[8] Two other members of the group, Richard F. Keyes III and Mike Matson managed to slip away. Matson was shot dead by Texas Rangers two days later, while Keyes surrendered to the authorities on September 19. In June 1998, Keyes was convicted of burglary with intent to commit aggravated assault and sentenced to 90 years in prison.[9] This effectively destroyed the McLaren faction, and the Johnson-Enloe faction was discredited after two of its members, Jack Abbot Grebe Jr. and Johnie Wise, were convicted in 1998 of threatening to assassinate several government officials, including President Bill Clinton.[10]"
and here is the link to the Wikipedia article:
17 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Threatening to assassinate anyone IS serious. What I don't understand, since there were no arrests, why legally they had the right to photograph, fingerprint & take their DNA as well as their cell phones .. that's the part that got me. If running guns or other non-peaceful activity - were the case wouldn't they be arrested first, charged and then the photos, etc. There's more to this story than the article provides - this is why I asked for feed-back. Thanks.
16 hours ago .

   Balogreene  I decided not too post here, or on Facebook, political opinions. I work in an industry quickly losing jobs. It is also associated with the Federal Government. I feel I cannot lose my job, I have too many to support. On Facebook, it is easier, I want to keep up with family who have different opinions. Here it is hard. We usually agree. Sorry guys, recipes, books and jokes for me.
Yesterday at 20:52 EST .

   Gerty  Wish I could disagree with you, Miss Balogreene. But I can't. The present administration has made me feel uncomfortable while expressing my political opinions.

I have come to the conclusion that there is an "up" side to growing older but feel so sorry for the children.
22 hours ago .

   Ole buzzard  I'm 65 years old, and my knees aren't what they used to be, but I would rather die fighting tyranny than to live on my knees.
7 hours ago .

   Uno  If it's not true, we're well down the road...
   Yesterday at 13:30 EST .

   MeiDei  First thought: "The Omen"
Yesterday at 20:37 EST .

   Fireball27  Don't you just love the new Net Neutrality rules? Some people do, and I find it mind blowing. Over 300 pages of new rules, none of these idiots have seen, and they are all for it! Don't they remember the "we have to pass it to see what's in it" Obamacare bill?
Saturday at 15:33 EST .

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   Uno  As I have often said: Welcome to the New Communism of unnecessary, over-reaching, over-bearing, out-of-control, dictatorial “regulation” where the convoluted, wrap-around, pretzel-logic of Leftist Liberal “Utopia” can find you guilty of just about anything if they look hard enough!
Yesterday at 13:28 EST .

   Gerty  Amen.
22 hours ago .

   Phooey  Dammit WrightWinger ! Someone has stolen your name/password and playing games with you ! It is NOT Lucianne ! Step one. go to a secret computer and change your password. Gosh, I hate doing this...... but, you can contact me at I miss you buddy...... we like the same music !!
February 27 at 18:02 EST .

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   Gerty  I have not always agreed with you in the past, Mr.Phooey but you are doing an admirable thing here!
February 27 at 19:07 EST .

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   Surfhut  Phooey, WW, and Gerty all together in one post. Love it!
Saturday at 09:44 EST .

   HopeandGlory  It's good to "see" you WW. Please keep trying to post and don't give up . . . we really enjoy your imput.
Saturday at 16:57 EST .

   Phooey  I received your e-mail Wrightwinger. If you were banned you would not be able to post/comment at all. If you want something to stay put send it to me and I'll post it for you. It would be a terrible loss for us if you gave up.
Saturday at 18:29 EST .

   Gerty  Mr.Wright---I have always been helped by Luis. Have you been in touch with him? If not, please do. You might be pleasantly surprised at how down to earth he is and so willing to help.
Saturday at 20:13 EST .

   StormCnter  Has anyone suggested to WW that he change his browser? I find that Chrome isn't reliable on Sometimes it works fine and sometimes lots of the text disappears. Firefox or even IE are more consistent. I use all three browsers for various jobs.
Yesterday at 08:20 EST .

   Ole buzzard  This was written by a Facebook friend, and I found it so profound, so reflective of how I feel about this country and where we are headed, that I have a need to share.

Reagan. Obama. A study in two Americas. On the one hand, a future where America is strong, proud and capable of defending itself and others against tyranny and terrorism. On the other, the spirit of appeasement wreaks its insidious influence targeted at corrupting and destroying a culture known throughout its history as the "shining light on a hill".

America must choose between these two visions. The debate is not yet over, the future not yet set in the stone collar of despotism.

Liberty and freedom DO NOT EXIST in the yellowed pages of long ago penned philosophies and declarations. They DO NOT EXIST in the halls of ANY GOVERNMENT and are not found in the group heart of governments.
Liberty and freedom reside in the minds and hearts of individuals. A child learning to fly a kite, a teenager striking out to create their own business, a mother devoted to fanning the flame of liberty that resides in the springs UNBIDDEN in EVERY person that takes their FIRST BREATH.

These are the places, among many, where Liberty and freedom reside.
Do not look to those in government to act in defense of these expressions, for as surely as the sun rises each morning, governments will, bit by bit, inch by inch and mind by mind STEAL the IDEA of liberty and freedom from the minds and hearts of its people.

And, in spite of the powerful efforts of our founders in creating a Constitution founded on the principle of defense of liberty and freedom, THEY KNEW...THEY KNEW!!! that it was as inevitable as the press of the sea's tides that THIS government they created would also surely succumb to the siren song of power and despotism.

And it has come to pass. The only question is what will we, the ones that have eyes to see and ears to hear the swan song of America, DO...............
February 27 at 10:44 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  don't know any more Buzz, I have spent 6 years trying to educate and motivate, am a volunteer for True the Vote in Florida, work with our local county, even the next one over, it seems, people have given up and just feel hopeless to change the destruction of our great Nation. We see and hear and I still believe there are enough of us to bring back our founding Fathers' dream.
February 27 at 11:47 EST .

   Escaped commieny  foot note after yesterday's ammo EO
"Since 1915, officials of seven governments "gone bad" have committed genocide, murdering at least 56 million persons, including millions of children. "Gun control" clears the way for genocide by giving governments "gone bad" far greater freedom to commit mass murder." FTA
February 27 at 11:50 EST .

   MeiDei  A well written, thoughtful, insightful piece - what is not to agree with?
February 27 at 11:59 EST .

   WAN2  OUR style of freedom is not for the faint of heart. A land of plenty eventually goes soft and succumbs to bread and circuses.
February 27 at 14:34 EST .

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   Phooey  Thanks Buzz. Tell Yotty I miss her Polka dots.

Sincerely, I miss your wife's brilliance and am truly sorry still asking her forgiveness.... and, Gerty's.
February 27 at 17:42 EST .

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   Gerty  All is in the past, Mr.Phooey. I am so grateful for your words and look forward to more of your wisdom.
February 27 at 19:13 EST .

   Surfhut  Love seeing everyone on this thread.

WAN2, agreed that our freedom is not for the faint of heart. Buzz asks what do we DO about it? We get involved in politics from local positions to POTUS. We elect people who promise to represent us. Once in power, they do not represent us. I'm by nature an optimist but admit to be terribly discouraged because I don't know what else to do.

WAN2, your sentence "A land of plenty eventually goes soft and succumbs to bread and circuses" speaks loud and clear to me. We have become a country of people who feel entitled, from welfare recipients to the halls of power. Again, I don't know what to do except work and pray.
Saturday at 10:11 EST .

   Ole buzzard  Surf, that's why I got involved in the Convention of States project. Since the adoption of the Constitution, there have been over 400 applications for a convention submitted by the several states. But since the verbiage of them varied, Congress has never been compelled to call one. Now we have coordinators in individual state legislative districts across the country, and we are presenting applications in the state legislatures that all read the same! Three states (Florida, Georgia, and Alaska ) have already submitted their applications. There are 28 more considering their applications in their current legislative sessions (Oklahoma is one of them ). We only need 34 applications to compel Congress to call the convention. All they do is name the time and place, and then they are out of it. The amendments that will be proposed will be aimed at returning fiscal discipline to Washington (abolishing the IRS, balanced budget, Fair Tax ), term limits for the House and Senate (no more career politicians ), and restoration of the States' role in the federal government (repeal of the 17th Amendment ).

Those are reasonable, and ATTAINABLE, goals.
Saturday at 19:28 EST .

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   Surfhut  Convention of the States project has been rolling around in my mind for a long time, but I've been feeling so defeated that I never seriously looked into it. Until now. I've spent a couple of hours researching the project, specifically progress in Oklahoma.

Thank you, Buzz, for waking up my inner optimist/upstart.
Yesterday at 07:41 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I do not believe in coincidences where this administration is concerned so I don't trust the timing of the release of a "terrorist" threat on the Mall of America and the budget funding of HSA.

Where of where has the Bergdahl verdict gone?
What is his current ranks and pay grade?
Is he spending time in the stockade?

Question that need answers for this old 82nd Airborne sergeant.
February 25 at 14:28 EST .

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   Gerty  First of all, Mr.Lonestar, thank you for your service, Sir.

I fear both you and I will grow a lot older before we get the truth about the Bergdahl affair. It is a National disgrace!
February 25 at 16:29 EST .

   Safetydude  Oooops, Gerty; I'll bet Sergeant Lonestar was born by parent joined in holy matrimony.

(Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes...go figure )
February 25 at 20:40 EST .

   Safetydude  s/b 'parents' joined in holy matrimony.
February 25 at 22:27 EST .

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   Gerty  Mr.Dude--don't know if you meant to be funny or not but I can't stop laughing about "Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes..."

You're talking to someone whose grade-school ambition was to be the first woman Air Force pilot! Who, by some awful twist of fate, today refuses to get on a plane for ANY reason!
Saturday at 20:09 EST .

   Safetydude  Ms Gerty,
I retired from the AF as a senior NCO, so when you referred to Lonestar, also an NCO, as 'sir' I was reminded of an old rejoinder; 'don't call me Sir, my parents were married', which alludes to Officers, who are addressed as Sir, as not being born to married parents which made them bas**rds. The other response was; 'don't call me Sir, I work for a living'.
As for jumping out of an airplane...I'll pass.
Yesterday at 12:04 EST .

   Uno  Good stuff:
February 23 at 07:03 EST .

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