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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.
Yesterday 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.
Tuesday at 14:28 EST .

   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 again? Maybe it was a temporary glitch. Clear your cookies, reboot the computer, try a different browser and maybe something will work.
Tuesday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday at 23:48 EST .

   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.
Yesterday at 06:43 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... .
April 25 at 13:23 EST .

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   Gram77  Storm is a miracle worker. Thanks to her concern and friendship she has reached the correct people at the Connection and solved my login problem. There just aren't enough thanks to be found but THANKS again. Gram
April 25 at 11:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Glad to see you back, Gram. Appreciation, though, goes to whichever staffer sprinkled the magic dust and cured the problem.
April 25 at 12:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back, Gram!
April 25 at 12:51 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Good to see you Gram . . . you've been missed.
April 25 at 16:50 EST .

   BirdsNest  So good to have you back. Now the kitty pictures can begin again!!
April 26 at 06:03 EST .

   Safetydude  In case you missed it; yesterday, Friday the 23rd was Earth Day.
Somehow we survived the past 46 years.
April 23 at 20:37 EST .

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   Verdantheart  I am going to post a link to a story on the web with the title 'Greenness Around Homes Linked to Lower Mortality' which appears to pertain to women only. Hubby is always ready to question the methodology of any study, but this one seems to have been done well.

As a life-long gardener, I'm overjoyed by this study. I have planted everything from radishes to oak trees, and love living in a world of green. Mother Nature reminds us constantly that many things in this world of ours are not in our control--quick reconnaissance of the potager this morning reveals beans will have to be replanted after the heavy rain--but such gentle reminders keep us balanced.

I took my cue from dad, who never, ever took prescription meds of any kind in all his 93 years. His hobby was grafting. Thanks, Dad!

Here's the link:

   April 19 at 09:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good - Our Birdsnest will live a long and happy life - check out her wonderful activities on the Gardening & Landscaping Wall further down this page - on the left side bar.
April 19 at 09:58 EST .

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   WAN2  PC poppycock with our tax dollars.
April 20 at 09:26 EST .

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   MeiDei  Few things bother me enough to mention them, however, in light of the bus bombing in Israel - the news is that no one has claimed responsibility. Why bother - it's not like any terrorist group is actively sought out and brought to justice - just as few politicians or bureaucrats who take "responsibility" for mismanagement, corruption, ineptitude are fired. Aren't we enforcing the notion that "taking responsibility for adverse actions" without consequences is somehow noble and a badge of honor? Does this bother anyone else? I feel lost in a wilderness of poppycock & blah, blah, blah.
April 19 at 09:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, claiming credit for a terrorist action is fairly safe if the terrorism took place anywhere but Israel. The Israelis do not ignore, excuse or tremble. Nor do they forget, if Operation Wrath of God is an example.
April 19 at 13:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  I had to look that one up to refresh my memory - good for Golda and those who followed!
April 19 at 14:12 EST .

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   Mildred  I give up. First, Lucianne gets so slow it's takes too long to load. Then because some commenters hit the slow-to-register Like button too many times, no one can use the like button. This time it's the excuse that people are getting too vehement about their opinions. I use AdBlockPlus and I know it slows some sites but now Lucianne has found a way to allow ads. I don't want to look at crepey knees and I can't get rid of it. I reinstaalled AdBlockPlus but this site is still allowing this type of ad. I'm outta here until someone at Lucianne is able to bring back the old Lucianne. Sorry for the rant. I'll miss so many of those whose comments gave all of us information and opinions whether I agreed with them or not.
April 18 at 12:19 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I thought I was the only one with the creepy skin ad.

What's up with that?
April 18 at 15:05 EST .

   StormCnter  Mildred, it appears the Like button was the cause of the slowdown of the site. Just think of the number of people hitting that button even once, plus some people rapid-flicking it hundreds of times. Each of those Likes took time to register, thus slowing down the entire forum. If it's an either or, I'll take the sacrifice of the Like button so the site can be faster.

I do agree the ads for a cure for crepey knees and flabby arms are appetite-suppressors.
April 18 at 15:12 EST .

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   Phooey  Mildred, I right clicked on the crepey knees picture... a menu pops up that allows you to customize AdBlockPlus to add extra filters. The offending picture is now gone however, the daily cartoon is also missing. Will try to refine the fix.
April 19 at 12:22 EST .

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   Mildred  Phooey: Thanks. I tried your suggestion but I can't get to anything that will allow me to customize AdBlockPlus. I use I.E. 11 and Win 7 professional. I don't have the AdBlockPlus icon on the toolbar either. Seems to be a problem with them. I think I'll try to get the ad removed via AdBlockPlus website and see what happens.
April 19 at 13:49 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks everyone. I checked with AdBlockPlus and apparently this is a problem with internet explorer. They suggested I use Google Chrome or Firefox. I'm not a fan of either so I will find my news elsewhere. I'll check back from time to time and if Lucianne can get the site working again, I'll be back.
April 20 at 12:43 EST .

   StormCnter  Mildred, I have three browsers, Chrome, Firefox and IE. I use them for different things, but I prefer Firefox for And, as you said, some of the browsers give me problems for different reasons. But, I'm tired of looking at those wrinkley, saggy knees and arms on the mother ship.
April 20 at 12:50 EST .

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   Mildred  The ad is gone! I was chatting with AdBlockPlus Forum and I thought they might have removed the ads. I got another reply early this mmorning and they say it just disappeared. Perhaps it was Lucianne or maybe just one of those unexplainable computer things? Anyway I can enjoy Lucianne again. Thanks for everyone's input--I was able to chat with AdBlockPlus and explain exactly what we were seeing. You are the greatest.
April 22 at 09:03 EST .

   Wetenschapper  These ads were popping up in the Opera browser (which I believe uses the Chrome engine ) as well, but disappeared after a couple of days. I used to make an exception for my ad-blocker because these ads do, after all, help support the site. Trouble is, there were so _many_of them; not without some remorse and guilt I eventually turned AdBlocker on for this site as well. I try to compensate by donations from time to time.
April 23 at 04:14 EST .

   Tulsa  Phooey! Thank you so much for the info on crepey ads. I means...My eyes!

We use Firefox and IE. Firefox and our printer don't play will together. So if I plan to print on line I enter the web using IE. If I'm reading I enter the web with Firefox.

I down loaded ABP for Firefox and for IE. I do feel Firefox has more protections surfing than IE. And we use MSSE (MicroSoft Security Essentials ) for virus protection. It's free. MS does not advertise and it's the best of all we've tried. It's not a resource hog. It's not sensitive and if a site it bad, MS closes it.

For FireF the red ABP is on the top tool bar. For IE the red ABP icon is on the lower tool bar.

The secret was to Right click on the ad and select from the choices given. The cartoon on the home page remained.

I'm so tickled. Thank you again.
April 23 at 23:52 EST .

   StormCnter  I hope we try not to let political disagreements ruin relationships, whether friends or family. Diverse opinions ought to be encouraged or at least tolerated. In my own family, I came from an enthusiastically Republican bunch of campaign workers and bumper-sticker sporters. I married a boy from a family of yellow-dog Democrats (Texans will know what that means ). We worked it out. We encouraged our kids to be active in politics and national issues and to form their own opinions. Please don't let pro-Trump/anti-Trump discussions damage your ties. Family and friends are forever. Politics rapidly change and then move on.
April 18 at 05:56 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Amen and Standing Ovation!
April 18 at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Well said Storm.
April 18 at 11:59 EST .

   Calvinesq  So true. Thanks StormCnter!
April 18 at 14:57 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  I can hear my my mother-in-law's voice ringing in my head: This too shall pass.
April 18 at 19:14 EST .

   Verdantheart  Hey, what happened? Me and safetydude--strike that, Safetydude and I, were discussing investments on the calvinesq thread below, and now we're talking about who is insulting who?

Look, I have posted on the main forum but moved to The Connection in hopes we can elevate the dialogue. Over on the forum, a circular discussion prevails, like a graduate school seminar where people are just running out the clock. He said, she said, you/it said. Fine. I will bake cookies, deadhead roses, plant runner beans, spread fertilizer on the lawn, write letters before I will waste my time on this wonderful Earth reading boring posters.

Now, back to investments. Safetydude, your monosyllabic response is disheartening, but OK. If you are shy about investing in solar because you think Mr Trump is going to be POTUS and nuke the sun, thereby ruining your investment, well, I don't think you need to worry. (Advisory: it's humor...He implied he has a sense of humor ).

Seriously, though, the Trump fans need to visit The Connection, which, praise be, has a Like button, and give us the Inside Scoop about Mr Trump's genius regarding anybody but himself so we can plan our investment strategies. It is easy to post from your cheat sheet of a half-dozen replies. Convince the anti-Trump Army to the point where we want to call our brokers, I say. Waiting for my 879 Likes in the next five minutes, your truly, the Verdantheart
April 17 at 15:49 EST .

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