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   M Stuart  Has anyone here been hit by #TwitterLockOuts?
I had an account with 55,000 followers, & now of course no one at Twitter is available for support fix.
12 hours ago .

   StormCnter  I'm sorry. I know nothing about Twitter.
4 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Here you go. Article at Drudge yesterday.

It seems there is a bot purge. Didn't read the article just the title and topic sentence. I pray it helps you. The way I find things is to type a question in DuckDuckGo (non tracking search engine ) and search.
About an hour ago .

   Linder  Rev. Billy Graham dead at 99. Wish we could lay aside our hate and divisiveness these next days and just celebrate his life.
Yesterday at 08:40 EST .

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   StormCnter  I do too, Linder.
23 hours ago .

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   Gram77  We have lost a wonderful man. I once saw him on TV in a very short interview. He was asked what he thought he hoped for in life. He said he could hardly wait to see heaven.
23 hours ago .

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   Calvinesq  I saw him live at a Crusade. What struck me was the simplicity with which he conveyed the Gospel. He never let his self stand in front of the Gospel, but made sure to let the Gospel always shine through. I'm sure the words are ringing now in Heaven: "Well done! Good and faithful servant!"
23 hours ago .

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   MeiDei  He made a grand stand without grandstanding.
20 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Back in the day of good comedy - enjoy

Monday at 08:33 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's the intro:
Monday at 13:39 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Today's Bible Lesson . . .

In today’s world with President Trump getting hit daily, I decided a little Bible Lesson might be appropriate.

Remember what Jesus said: 'Goats on the left, sheep on the right' (Matthew 25:33 ).

Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish do it from the right side of the boat. He did and filled the boat with fish. John 21:6 (NIV ) ... He said, "Throw your net on the
right side of the boat and you will find some." When they did, they were
unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

"Origin of Left & Right?

I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right"

and Liberals are called the "left".

By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV ) - "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.

It surely can't get any simpler than that.

Spelling Lesson:
The last four letters in American......... I Can.

The last four letters in Republican........ I Can.

The last four letters in Democrats........ Rats. End of lesson! ...

Test to follow on November 6, 2018.

Remember, November 2018 is to be set aside as Rodent Removal Month.

Please share this Bible Lesson with all your friends and email buddies to help achieve that goal.

Never grow a wishbone where a backbone ought to be
February 18 at 14:12 EST .

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   Tulsa  Kono.

That is Miss Luci's email. Direct your comments about the ads to her. She is the only one who can do anything about them. I don't know a soul that like ads. And there have been many complaints here about them. I have no idea if Miss Luci takes the time to read here or not.

The ads were never here for a decade +/-? Then they were here and then they disappeared. Now they are back. I can't explain it.
February 18 at 12:26 EST .

   Tulsa  Can anyone help Kono? See below. He/She is using Brave and getting ads intermittently.
I can't find a reason. Phooey? Lonestar Jack? Any Brave user.

I'm in Win. 10. Brave is supposed to work for Windows and Mac. TIA
February 18 at 10:09 EST .

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   Tulsa  Ldotters. If you have a problem with the board, you need to contact Mrs. Lucianne or Luis at the contact addresses direct on the home page.

The information about the Brave browser for NO ads has been on the Lobby Wall and on the Computer and Tech wall for months and months.

I checked and HopeandGlory has no email address under profile, so unless H&G checks back the message below posted by Phooey will never be seen.

I don't know what else to do to help get word out and about about this. If anyone has a suggestion, pls comment here. Sincere thanks and God Bless America and each of you.
February 11 at 12:02 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I was hoping they'd be gone by now, but, the freaking annoying disgusting Ads are still on the main page.I find I'm visiting there less and less . . . Luis, please fix this intrusion into our already frustrating lives!
February 10 at 13:38 EST .

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Tinker/fiddle with the settings.
I've had NO Ads since using. Don't use ABP.(It's useless )

h/t Tulsa
February 10 at 15:34 EST .

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   Tulsa  I have ABP on Edge, FF and Brave. All the stops (popups, tracking, ads, etc ) are under 'shields' on the Brave browser. No ads.

Very much like setting up Firefox. I think it's easier. I downloaded Brave over a year ago, so my screens do not look like the newer downloads. If you see the toolbar, click Edit then settings, then go thru and set up everything. It does not take long. If you get frustrated, step away and come back.

If you can find a Brave forum to read up, that helps too. Just do a search.

Oh...newer versions have a pay tab I hear. Brave is free. I believe? I right clicked and deleted that tab.

Updates are called 'relaunch'. It will say 'Hello. There is an update.' It only takes a few seconds.

Hello Phooey. Best wishes HopeandGory
February 10 at 16:33 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Thank you very much Tulsa and Phooey for the information. I'll have to wait until my son visits to download it, as I am completely computer illiterate . . . Smile!
February 13 at 13:41 EST .

   Tulsa  I am SO tickled you saw our replies. I even posted at the Movie wall about this.

I promise H&G it at minimum it's a tie between us on computer knowledge. I'm just too frugal to call a tech every time I need one. It's self defense to read and do it myself. We still pay to have our pcs set up out of the box when we must replace them. ...but we have a great guy who does it for a pittance. He does all our neighbors. Praise the Lord you saw our message.
February 13 at 14:06 EST .

   Kono  Been using only Brave for Lcom sites for about a month now, and have found it effective against the ad barrage, even if it has a number of annoying 'features'. The abominable ads returned for me late yesterday.

Maybe it will be a temporary failure again (last time it went away after a day ). But there are a lot of sites offering an ad-free experience for those who buy site subscriptions. Wouldn't it be civilized if Lcom at least allowed ldotters who feed the bandwidth beast the same?
February 17 at 11:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  I do not understand why you have ads. ??? Do you have ABP as well as surfing in Brave? I'll search this question and see if I can find anything. Check Shields settings carefully, Kono.
February 18 at 08:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  Under 'security' under 'private data' all of those are turned on. I then have 'don't manage passwords' and 'enable autofil'.

Under 'shield's I have block all ads, block all cookies and block all fingerprinting. I have httpS everywhere on and block phishing/malware on. then I have show blocked ads in shield.

I did read that an ad blocker would cause ads, but I have APB and have no problems. I also read there are 2 versions of Brave. I don't see a date of the article. One says it's free if you pay/subscribe and the other you get ads and are paid in bitcoin. I have no idea what that is all about. May be old info. I hope something I've written helps.
February 18 at 09:44 EST .

   Gram77  The Olympic opening ceremonies were great. Any one else watch?
February 10 at 07:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes! I'm impressed by the artful use of, what must have been, thousands of lighted drones.

The Winter Olympics are my favorite. Must watch events are: the ski jumps, luge, bobsleds, snow boards & figure skating with biathlon (ski/archery ) coming in as nice to see w/some downhill skiing (moguls, etc. ) rounding out the viewing.
February 10 at 10:44 EST .

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   Gram77  The only sport I don't watch is Curling but it sure is big in Canada. I like you was particular impressed with the drones.
February 10 at 12:11 EST .

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   Tulsa  No! I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green and a rerun of the Beeb version of Antiques Roadshow. It was in Liverpool and held at the most amazing Catholic church, which is a work of art! The stained glass the carved stone made to roll in front of the Tomb of Christ. Just glorious. Uber modern above and brick tunnels and rooms below.

If it's not nfl everynight, it's Frosty or It's a Wonderful Life for the zillionth time. I prefer regular programming. It's as if the nets see how far from regular/normal they can go. With the o's there is little to watch for 3 weeks. So I've been preparing by recording shows. ...those and HGTV and DIY will do very nicely.

It's lovely there is something for everyone, isn't it.
February 10 at 12:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  I misspoke re: the biathlon, not archery (that's summer ) but sharpshooting ; ) the ladies biathlon is on now .. bye.
February 10 at 14:15 EST .

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This was found today on another site ( ); Olympian not happy about losing coin toss to be flag bearer. Comments after are good ones.
February 9 at 13:15 EST .

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