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2015-08-01 00:35:03 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

After a few false starts, I've finished the first Windows 10 upgrade at Chez Roo West.

The first (of three) was a new HP Envy device that had Windows 8.1 installed.  I tried installing Windows 10 on Wednesday.  But the "easy path" version failed to install.  So I went with the "not much more difficult" path; I downloaded the files first and then I ran the installer tonight.  The install went very smoothly. 

So what are my first impressions?

So far, it looks like what Windows 8.1 should have been.  But if you had done Windows 8.1, this update is not that big.  Don't get me wrong.  The UI tweaks are tremendously appreciated.  But is there a game changer?  Not that I've found yet.  But I have a lot of spelunking to do this evening.

Most reshares: 1

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2015-08-02 13:53:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 3

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2015-08-01 00:45:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

and preferably painlessly... lol :)

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2015-08-03 12:32:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Lord does not look at the things that people look at.

Amen. When he sees me, He does not see a broken and unworthy man: He sees His child. May He see in me a glimpse of Himself and His inestimable grace.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1Samuel16:7&version=NIV

The Lord does not look at the things that people look at.

Amen. When he sees me, He does not see a broken and unworthy man: He sees His child. May He see in me a glimpse of Himself and His inestimable grace.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1Samuel16:7&version=NIV___

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2015-08-03 11:23:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Engage!

I think Woodstock is saying: "Captain, the engines canna take it anymore."___Engage!

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2015-08-03 11:22:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My ride was a reminder.

Yes, you read that right. I am riding this morning. And yes, it is against doctor's orders. But I had to either ride or not go to work. In a manner of speaking, my ride was forbidden fruit.

So I started to think about forbidden fruit.

Why did my doctor tell me not to ride? It's not because he wants to be a poor sport or a killjoy. He knows the risks. And he wants to protect me.

And isn't it that way when our heavenly Father tells us not to do something? He knows the risks. And He knows what is best for us. Can I do the activity and get away with it? Maybe I can. And maybe I can't. But if I choose to disobey 'doctor's orders', then I have made a choice of my own free will.

Fortunately, the analogy falls down here.

In today's case, riding is not tantamount to sinning. ... more »

My ride was a reminder.

Yes, you read that right. I am riding this morning. And yes, it is against doctor's orders. But I had to either ride or not go to work. In a manner of speaking, my ride was forbidden fruit.

So I started to think about forbidden fruit.

Why did my doctor tell me not to ride? It's not because he wants to be a poor sport or a killjoy. He knows the risks. And he wants to protect me.

And isn't it that way when our heavenly Father tells us not to do something? He knows the risks. And He knows what is best for us. Can I do the activity and get away with it? Maybe I can. And maybe I can't. But if I choose to disobey 'doctor's orders', then I have made a choice of my own free will.

Fortunately, the analogy falls down here.

In today's case, riding is not tantamount to sinning. And my doctor isn't God. So I did what I needed to do. And I made it with no problems, thank God.

And yes, the ride was sweet.___

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2015-08-02 13:53:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Even the business journals realize that MSFT is planning to harvest your attention. It's all about key clicks and eyeballs. Here we go again.

___Even the business journals realize that MSFT is planning to harvest your attention. It's all about key clicks and eyeballs. Here we go again.

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2015-08-02 13:14:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Can the Mystery Incorporated gang pull the mask off of the Iran nuclear deal?

Can the Mystery Incorporated gang pull the mask off of the Iran nuclear deal?___

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2015-08-02 13:04:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Oh noessss!  Tell Hollyweird that their felgercarb won't play here.

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace. - Jeremiah 6:14

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace. - Jeremiah 8:11

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace. - Ezekiel 13:10

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. - 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Oh noessss!  Tell Hollyweird that their felgercarb won't play here.

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace. - Jeremiah 6:14

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace. - Jeremiah 8:11

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace. - Ezekiel 13:10

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. - 1 Thessalonians 5:3___

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2015-08-02 12:51:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Negotiation before extirpation.

I'm glad to see that the real monopoly had to step back from the brink.  In this case, the real monopoly is the union.  Unions believe that they have the sole right to negotiate for wages  

Why doesn't the DOJ go after this self-aggrandizing monopolist?

Verizon workers who threatened to strike have agreed to work without a new contract as negotiations continue: http://on.nbc10.com/kRfGtBp___Negotiation before extirpation.

I'm glad to see that the real monopoly had to step back from the brink.  In this case, the real monopoly is the union.  Unions believe that they have the sole right to negotiate for wages  

Why doesn't the DOJ go after this self-aggrandizing monopolist?

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2015-08-02 12:47:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

...but it got someone else's.  

#stopppnow

👣___...but it got someone else's.  

#stopppnow

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2015-08-02 12:44:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#Truth

___#Truth

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2015-08-02 12:39:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are you a Chrome user and have you just installed Windows 10?

If so, you may be experiencing some dreadful Google Chrome performance.  If that is indeed your case, then try and uninstall Chrome, reboot and then reinstall Chrome.  That seems to be the best strategy that people are coming up with so far.  

Are you a Chrome user and have you just installed Windows 10?

If so, you may be experiencing some dreadful Google Chrome performance.  If that is indeed your case, then try and uninstall Chrome, reboot and then reinstall Chrome.  That seems to be the best strategy that people are coming up with so far.  ___

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2015-08-02 12:28:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Worried about Windows 10 privacy? You should be.

Why is Microsoft giving away their new operating system?  To answer that, you need to remember one thing: Microsoft is a publicly traded company.  So their goal is to make money - or they will go out of business.  

Why is Microsoft giving away their OS?  To make money.

First, they want to give their customers a sloppy wet kiss to ask forgiveness for Windows 8.  So they are trying to woo back folks who were disillusioned by the most recent OS.  

Second, they definitely want to gain a share of advertising revenue.  After all, Google can't have all the fun (and money), can they?  All you need to do is look at the general screen in the Settings -> Privacy dialog.  And there are thirteen more options, just like this one.*

So what is my task for today?  I'm going tofind any ... more »

Worried about Windows 10 privacy? You should be.

Why is Microsoft giving away their new operating system?  To answer that, you need to remember one thing: Microsoft is a publicly traded company.  So their goal is to make money - or they will go out of business.  

Why is Microsoft giving away their OS?  To make money.

First, they want to give their customers a sloppy wet kiss to ask forgiveness for Windows 8.  So they are trying to woo back folks who were disillusioned by the most recent OS.  

Second, they definitely want to gain a share of advertising revenue.  After all, Google can't have all the fun (and money), can they?  All you need to do is look at the general screen in the Settings -> Privacy dialog.  And there are thirteen more options, just like this one.*

So what is my task for today?  I'm going to find any tools that will help me to lock down my privacy.  Kudos to Microsoft as the options do seem to be available.  But there ought to be a tool with three-to-five levels of security ranging from Paranoid to Commercial Target.  In the meantime, I think one of the best short summaries of the situation can be found on BGR @ http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/___

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2015-08-01 13:09:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm hunting wabbits.

Well, I got the second system upgraded.  This one was a Windows 7 laptop.  And the process outlined by Microsoft for upgrading the device seemed very simple: download the installer, then install.  Unfortunately, I tried the easy path, twice.

Figuring that the problem was in downloading the files, I decided that a full download and a clean install was in order.  Do NOT do this!!!

- I tried to download and create an installable image on my BIG usb drive.  The download went simply.  But it couldn't mark the drive as bootable.  

- After dusting off my old disk partitioning chops, I broke out diskpart and configured my USB stick properly.

- Installing from a USB stick works, but it isn't the best path.  There are a lot of reboots.  So you have to be aware when the reboots occur so that you can pull out the USBkey. You... more »

I'm hunting wabbits.

Well, I got the second system upgraded.  This one was a Windows 7 laptop.  And the process outlined by Microsoft for upgrading the device seemed very simple: download the installer, then install.  Unfortunately, I tried the easy path, twice.

Figuring that the problem was in downloading the files, I decided that a full download and a clean install was in order.  Do NOT do this!!!

- I tried to download and create an installable image on my BIG usb drive.  The download went simply.  But it couldn't mark the drive as bootable.  

- After dusting off my old disk partitioning chops, I broke out diskpart and configured my USB stick properly.

- Installing from a USB stick works, but it isn't the best path.  There are a lot of reboots.  So you have to be aware when the reboots occur so that you can pull out the USB key. You wouldn't want to boot from the USB device in the middle of the install.  Yes, it works.  No, it's not trivial.  Oh, OK.  It is trivial.  But I really don't want to babysit installs any longer.

- Now it was time to install the OS onto the hard drive.  After prepping the device (i.e., saving what I needed onto appropriate storage media), I decided to perform a clean install. DO NOT DO THIS - unless you know that your product key works.  In my case, I got through the install only to find out that mine didn't work.  

- After much storming about (in my head), I decided that I wanted this product.  I also decided that I needed to do a clean install on this system.  Finally, I wanted to send MSFT a signal: good coding should be rewarded.  So I decided to buy a copy of the tool.

- I am disappointed that I bought the tool.  Don't get me wrong.  I wanted/needed it.  But when most of my systems get the software for free, I did feel a little frustrated as the product is not so much of an upgrade that it merits +$100.  

- If you pay for the software, you should be able to have an ad-free (or spyware-free) instance of the code.  But nope.  I have the same invasive version that everyone else got for free.  

So after hours of labor.  I have bought a version of a product that contains spyware as part of the OS.  Maybe the EU is right about MSFT and GOOG.

And my first act after installing the OS (on this machine) is to replace the browser.  My second act was to post on G+.___

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2015-08-01 00:45:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Amen.  

and preferably painlessly... lol :)___Amen.  

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2015-08-01 00:35:03 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

After a few false starts, I've finished the first Windows 10 upgrade at Chez Roo West.

The first (of three) was a new HP Envy device that had Windows 8.1 installed.  I tried installing Windows 10 on Wednesday.  But the "easy path" version failed to install.  So I went with the "not much more difficult" path; I downloaded the files first and then I ran the installer tonight.  The install went very smoothly. 

So what are my first impressions?

So far, it looks like what Windows 8.1 should have been.  But if you had done Windows 8.1, this update is not that big.  Don't get me wrong.  The UI tweaks are tremendously appreciated.  But is there a game changer?  Not that I've found yet.  But I have a lot of spelunking to do this evening.

After a few false starts, I've finished the first Windows 10 upgrade at Chez Roo West.

The first (of three) was a new HP Envy device that had Windows 8.1 installed.  I tried installing Windows 10 on Wednesday.  But the "easy path" version failed to install.  So I went with the "not much more difficult" path; I downloaded the files first and then I ran the installer tonight.  The install went very smoothly. 

So what are my first impressions?

So far, it looks like what Windows 8.1 should have been.  But if you had done Windows 8.1, this update is not that big.  Don't get me wrong.  The UI tweaks are tremendously appreciated.  But is there a game changer?  Not that I've found yet.  But I have a lot of spelunking to do this evening.___

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2015-07-31 12:49:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Keys to evangelical success: hope, work, and involvement.

Keys to evangelical success: hope, work, and involvement.___

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2015-07-31 12:43:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Planned Parenthood story is tragic. And the linkages are frightening.

Whatever you believe about government intervention in the personal tragedies of abortion, you must admit that PP is now in a horrible position. Consequently, they've hired spin doctors. But look at who they've hired. Hillary Rosen is now the PR specialist on their case.

That name should ring a bell. She is the same person who once led the RIAA in their targeting of file sharers. She used ambulance chasers to extort money from individuals whose crime was not understanding technology. Now, she is claiming that hackers are destroying PP.

So why did I post this story? I think that it is exemplar of the "connections" that exist between Democratic water-bearers and those who empower them. If there was once "a vast right-wing" conspiracy, I think that there is... more »

The Planned Parenthood story is tragic. And the linkages are frightening.

Whatever you believe about government intervention in the personal tragedies of abortion, you must admit that PP is now in a horrible position. Consequently, they've hired spin doctors. But look at who they've hired. Hillary Rosen is now the PR specialist on their case.

That name should ring a bell. She is the same person who once led the RIAA in their targeting of file sharers. She used ambulance chasers to extort money from individuals whose crime was not understanding technology. Now, she is claiming that hackers are destroying PP.

So why did I post this story? I think that it is exemplar of the "connections" that exist between Democratic water-bearers and those who empower them. If there was once "a vast right-wing" conspiracy, I think that there is ample proof that both ends if the spectrum are willing to use tragedy to extend the power of their friends.

Lord Acton was right.___

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2015-07-30 17:33:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What gives us the right?

I am a strident supporter of the state of Israel.  I believe that they are the rightful stewards of what is called the Promised Land.  Please note the words that I have chosen.  The Jewish people are "stewards" of the land.  They are not the "owners" of the land.  God is the owner of the Land.  

I say this because I accept the biblical story of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  And I see this world as a cherished gift from God to all of His children.  So I see this Land - and all land - as evidence of the Creator of this world and evidence of the grace that He freely showers upon us.

For these reasons, I am really opposed to what Iran is threatening to do.  And I object to anyone (Iran) that would terminate the lives of another people (Israel) simply because they (Iran and the Arab states) feel that they (Iran and theArab sta... more »

What gives us the right?

I am a strident supporter of the state of Israel.  I believe that they are the rightful stewards of what is called the Promised Land.  Please note the words that I have chosen.  The Jewish people are "stewards" of the land.  They are not the "owners" of the land.  God is the owner of the Land.  

I say this because I accept the biblical story of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  And I see this world as a cherished gift from God to all of His children.  So I see this Land - and all land - as evidence of the Creator of this world and evidence of the grace that He freely showers upon us.

For these reasons, I am really opposed to what Iran is threatening to do.  And I object to anyone (Iran) that would terminate the lives of another people (Israel) simply because they (Iran and the Arab states) feel that they (Iran and the Arab states) are "entitled" to possess the Land.  Bottom line: Iran should be prevented from achieving the means to impose its will upon Israel.

But here is where I diverge from just about everyone in Washington.

What gives us the right to impose our will upon Iran (or Israel)?  Are we technologically superior?  Yes, we are technically superior to Iran (though we are not technically superior to Israel). But we certainly are not morally superior to anyone.  Just look at the insanity of a system that cheerfully slaughters its own children while mourning the senseless death of a thirteen year-old cat.   Fundamentally, we have no moral superiority that entitles us to dictate nuclear morality to anyone.

Understand what Washington is saying.  They are saying that because we had nukes first, we have the right to impose our will upon others.  And what gives us that right?  Do we have the right simply because we got there first?  An alternative - and equally appalling view - is that we have the biggest stick.  Hence, we have a duty to wield it against those that would act contrary to our will. Um, has anyone heard of manifest destiny?  And are we not acting as we have such a mandate?

But the real error in this line of reasoning is that it is so relativistic.  We threaten violence against those who disagree with us.  We should really have the moral decency to say "why" someone should be precluded from having heinous weapons.  Basically, we are saying that we will preclude Iran because they have shown incivility and a lack of restraint (both in their rhetoric and in their support of international terrorism).

By the way, I do think that we have a selfish interest in ensuring that the historical enmity between the children of Isaac and the children of Ishmael does not erupt into a global conflagration.  

However, do we have unlimited dominion (or the right) to do whatever it takes to secure our own safety - up to and including military intervention?  I do think that Israel can make that case.  But can we?  What makes us the international police?

This is not an idle question.  Because we have a degree of dominion earned thought the trials of the twentieth century.  Does this mean that we have the moral responsibility to be the world's patriarch and defender. I believe that we do not have the right to impose our will upon another people.

But if we do have some responsibility to foster and maintain peace, then what will be our measuring stick to determine if someone else's behavior is inconsistent with promoting peace?  Do we get to create our own measuring stick?  Or should we use a more immutable set of standards?  [Note: I think that the only moral imperatives that we should impose would be established in some immutable/eternal context.  To use an ever-shifting standard just enables the tyrant who would yield power for his/her own ambitions.  

I need to boil this down a bit.  

1. Do we have the duty to prevent one nation from developing technology within its own borders.  I don't think that we do.  But I do believe that we can and should prevent the materials that are required from ever arriving in the hands of Iran.  Of course, what our President has done is to remove any barriers to research within Iran.  

2. Should we develop standards of conduct that we will enforce in international situations?  If we are to ever impose our will, the reasons must be clear and unmistakable.  And our will to enforce these standards must be resolute.  If we set standards and if we outline penalties for deviation, then I think we can and should do so.   ___

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2015-07-30 12:55:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Our mission...

Our mission...___

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2015-07-30 12:49:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Jesus is our true hope.

Jesus is our true hope.___

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2015-07-30 01:35:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#PlannedParenthood

#PlannedParenthood___

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2015-07-29 19:46:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The FCC controls the electromagnetic spectrum in the United States.  Amazon wants the FAA to do the same thing with airspace corridors.

The FCC allocate some spectrum for unregulated use.  They allocate other chunks of spectrum for emergency use.  And then they sell the rest to the highest bidder.   

Amazon wants the government to use a similar model and carve up certain altitudes for commercial flight ventures.  If this plays out the way that wireless spectrum went, there could be opportunities for newcomers.  But it also could mean concentration of power into fewer and fewer hands.  

The FCC controls the electromagnetic spectrum in the United States.  Amazon wants the FAA to do the same thing with airspace corridors.

The FCC allocate some spectrum for unregulated use.  They allocate other chunks of spectrum for emergency use.  And then they sell the rest to the highest bidder.   

Amazon wants the government to use a similar model and carve up certain altitudes for commercial flight ventures.  If this plays out the way that wireless spectrum went, there could be opportunities for newcomers.  But it also could mean concentration of power into fewer and fewer hands.  ___

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2015-07-27 18:41:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How do I prevent teh Stagefright calamity???

If you use Hangouts, go to your Settings and un-check the automatic retrieval of MMS.  This will prevent the virtual Armageddon which you fear.  You just have to check who is sending you stuff before you open it with your MMS client.   

Are you worried of a little Stagefright?  It is a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly.

The fact that a video file sent via an SMS message can potentially p0wn your phone should be troublesome.  That's the ugly part.  The bad part is that its effects go all the way back to Android 2.2.  But there is a good part: this may finally force wireless carriers to come up with a standard means of doing rapid/essential patching.  

Phil Nickinson has said, "This is an exploit that needs to be fixed, sooner rather than later — if it hasn't been already. But it's not one that's going to keep us up at night. There are a lot of unknowns, and unfortunately they're being ignored for the sake of scary-sounding storytelling."

So the catchphrase we should care about is, "Don't Panic."  And then we need to keep our eyes open.  Is that video message really worth the downside potential?  That depends on whether it is lolcats or Gangnam Style.___How do I prevent teh Stagefright calamity???

If you use Hangouts, go to your Settings and un-check the automatic retrieval of MMS.  This will prevent the virtual Armageddon which you fear.  You just have to check who is sending you stuff before you open it with your MMS client.   

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2015-07-27 18:33:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are you worried of a little Stagefright?  It is a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly.

The fact that a video file sent via an SMS message can potentially p0wn your phone should be troublesome.  That's the ugly part.  The bad part is that its effects go all the way back to Android 2.2.  But there is a good part: this may finally force wireless carriers to come up with a standard means of doing rapid/essential patching.  

Phil Nickinson has said, "This is an exploit that needs to be fixed, sooner rather than later — if it hasn't been already. But it's not one that's going to keep us up at night. There are a lot of unknowns, and unfortunately they're being ignored for the sake of scary-sounding storytelling."

So the catchphrase we should care about is, "Don't Panic."  And then we need to keep our eyes open.  Is thatvideo me... more »

Are you worried of a little Stagefright?  It is a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly.

The fact that a video file sent via an SMS message can potentially p0wn your phone should be troublesome.  That's the ugly part.  The bad part is that its effects go all the way back to Android 2.2.  But there is a good part: this may finally force wireless carriers to come up with a standard means of doing rapid/essential patching.  

Phil Nickinson has said, "This is an exploit that needs to be fixed, sooner rather than later — if it hasn't been already. But it's not one that's going to keep us up at night. There are a lot of unknowns, and unfortunately they're being ignored for the sake of scary-sounding storytelling."

So the catchphrase we should care about is, "Don't Panic."  And then we need to keep our eyes open.  Is that video message really worth the downside potential?  That depends on whether it is lolcats or Gangnam Style.___

2015-07-27 16:34:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

After reading this article, does anyone wonder why this nation may fall under judgement?

[Note: I removed the picture as I do not want anyone to have such an image stuck in their mind.]

The government should not involve itself in this matter.  It is not their role.  And they have no such powers.  

However, I do believe that the people do have the power to bring shame and economic punishment upon the owners of the property where this abomination is housed.  We have the power of free speech - as do those who erected this monstrosity.  Nevertheless, Christians in the Detroit area should bring the knowledge of Christ to surround this abomination.  Do not trespass.  Do not give offense  But we ought to ask every business and every residence surrounding this affront to erect placards proclaiming the victory that Christ has already won over the enemy.  
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After reading this article, does anyone wonder why this nation may fall under judgement?

[Note: I removed the picture as I do not want anyone to have such an image stuck in their mind.]

The government should not involve itself in this matter.  It is not their role.  And they have no such powers.  

However, I do believe that the people do have the power to bring shame and economic punishment upon the owners of the property where this abomination is housed.  We have the power of free speech - as do those who erected this monstrosity.  Nevertheless, Christians in the Detroit area should bring the knowledge of Christ to surround this abomination.  Do not trespass.  Do not give offense  But we ought to ask every business and every residence surrounding this affront to erect placards proclaiming the victory that Christ has already won over the enemy.  

Finally, we need to remember that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities in high places.  So we must get on our knees and pray for those who are enslaved by this deception.  ___

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2015-07-27 16:16:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Abortion opponents take a page out of the Snowden handbook.

I am so conflicted.  From almost any perspective, Planned Parenthood is an abhorrent organization.  And from a Christian viewpoint, we do have to stand up for the unborn.  

But this is crossing the line.  Do two wrongs make a right?  No, they do not.  And whether you equate this situation to the radical abolition movements of the nineteenth century or not, you might blur the line a bit.  

But I cannot.

God does not allow us to adopt evil practices in order to do good.  Period.  If/when our strength fades and we do not achieve the righteous outcomes that we hope to achieve, then we must leave this in God's hands.  

Hacking is not the answer.  Period.  We do not own the premises or property where this data is housed.  So hacking their systems is tantamount to trespassing. And stealin... more »

Abortion opponents take a page out of the Snowden handbook.

I am so conflicted.  From almost any perspective, Planned Parenthood is an abhorrent organization.  And from a Christian viewpoint, we do have to stand up for the unborn.  

But this is crossing the line.  Do two wrongs make a right?  No, they do not.  And whether you equate this situation to the radical abolition movements of the nineteenth century or not, you might blur the line a bit.  

But I cannot.

God does not allow us to adopt evil practices in order to do good.  Period.  If/when our strength fades and we do not achieve the righteous outcomes that we hope to achieve, then we must leave this in God's hands.  

Hacking is not the answer.  Period.  We do not own the premises or property where this data is housed.  So hacking their systems is tantamount to trespassing.  And stealing their data is stealing their property.  

But this is so fine a line.  We must stand against evil - no matter the cost.  And it may cost us our freedom - or our lives.  But to violate any of the commands of God in an effort to bring God some victory steals the very glory that is due to our God.  

"And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Corinthians 6:11  ___

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2015-07-27 14:23:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Protect? Yes.  Confine? No.

Protect? Yes.  Confine? No.___

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2015-07-27 14:13:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Former Governor Huckabee's comments were well beyond the bounds of international decorum...

...but were they wrong?  

Let's just look at the rhetoric of our new best partner, Iran.  They continue to say that they will destroy Israel.  And why will they do this?  Because Israel is populated by Jews.  Folks, Iran wants to destroy all Jews.  This is a simple conclusion to draw from their rhetoric.  

Whether they would ever do such a think is speculative.  For all we know, the mullahs are just throwing out red meat to their congregations.  But if we are to accept their words in the form of a treaty, then we need to accept their words in public.  The mullahs want to kill all Jews.  Period.  Let's not sugar-coat their rhetoric for them.  Let's let their rhetoric speak for itself.  Here is a list compiled by the Atlantic(http://goo.g... more »

Oh Mike Huckabee...___Former Governor Huckabee's comments were well beyond the bounds of international decorum...

...but were they wrong?  

Let's just look at the rhetoric of our new best partner, Iran.  They continue to say that they will destroy Israel.  And why will they do this?  Because Israel is populated by Jews.  Folks, Iran wants to destroy all Jews.  This is a simple conclusion to draw from their rhetoric.  

Whether they would ever do such a think is speculative.  For all we know, the mullahs are just throwing out red meat to their congregations.  But if we are to accept their words in the form of a treaty, then we need to accept their words in public.  The mullahs want to kill all Jews.  Period.  Let's not sugar-coat their rhetoric for them.  Let's let their rhetoric speak for itself.  Here is a list compiled by the Atlantic (http://goo.gl/rFTERH):

Mohammad Khatami, the former president of Iran: “If we abide by real legal laws, we should mobilize the whole Islamic world for a sharp confrontation with the Zionist regime … if we abide by the Koran, all of us should mobilize to kill.” (2000)

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region.” (2001)

Hassan Nasrallah, a leader of Hezbollah: “If they [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” (2002)

Nasrallah: “Israel is our enemy. This is an aggressive, illegal, and illegitimate entity, which has no future in our land. Its destiny is manifested in our motto: ‘Death to Israel.’” (2005)

Yahya Rahim Safavi, the former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps: “With God’s help the time has come for the Zionist regime’s death sentence.” (2008)

Mohammad Hassan Rahimian, Khamenei’s representative to the Moustazafan Foundation: “We have manufactured missiles that allow us, when necessary to replace [sic] Israel in its entirety with a big holocaust.” (2010)

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of the Basij paramilitary force: “We recommend them [the Zionists] to pack their furniture and return to their countries. And if they insist on staying, they should know that a time while arrive when they will not even have time to pack their suitcases.” (2011)

Khamenei: “The Zionist regime is a cancerous tumor and it will be removed.” (2012)

Ahmad Alamolhoda, a member of the Assembly of Experts: “The destruction of Israel is the idea of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and is one of the pillars of the Iranian Islamic regime. We cannot claim that we have no intention of going to war with Israel.” (2013)

Nasrallah: “The elimination of Israel is not only a Palestinian interest. It is the interest of the entire Muslim world and the entire Arab world.” (2013)

Hojateleslam Alireza Panahian, the advisor to Office of the Supreme Leader in Universities: “The day will come when the Islamic people in the region will destroy Israel and save the world from this Zionist base.” (2013)

Hojatoleslam Ali Shirazi, Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guard: “The Zionist regime will soon be destroyed, and this generation will be witness to its destruction." (2013)

Khamenei: “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated.” (2014)

Hossein Salami, the deputy head of the Revolutionary Guard: "We will chase you [Israelis] house to house and will take revenge for every drop of blood of our martyrs in Palestine, and this is the beginning point of Islamic nations awakening for your defeat." (2014)

Salami: "Today we are aware of how the Zionist regime is slowly being erased from the world, and indeed, soon, there will be no such thing as the Zionist regime on Planet Earth." (2014)

Hossein Sheikholeslam, the secretary-general of the Committee for Support for the Palestinian Intifada: "The issue of Israel's destruction is important, no matter the method. We will obviously implement the strategy of the Imam Khomeini and the Leader [Khamenei] on the issue of destroying the Zionists. The region will not be quiet so long as Israel exists in it ..." (2014)

Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guard: "The Revolutionary Guards will fight to the end of the Zionist regime ... We will not rest easy until this epitome of vice is totally deleted from the region's geopolitics." (2015)

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2015-07-26 17:02:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Why do cord cutters exist? They exist because cable companies have not caught up to the times.

The un-bundled Internet is changing all the rules. With enough bandwidth, people are abandoning cable bundles altogether. But at this moment, the Internet TV experience requires a great deal of tech confidence and expertise. People stay with cable because it is easier.

But as time progresses, exploiting the naked Internet is becoming simpler.

Today, you can stream all sorts of content for free. And it is now possible to get premium content for a modest price. And as the tech gets simpler, cable companies must either adapt or accept the eventual loss of the customers that have been giving them such fat margins. This shift is becoming inexorable.

You may be saying "OK, Lorin. How do we start?"

Well, if you have a Roku, you already have the... more »

Why do cord cutters exist? They exist because cable companies have not caught up to the times.

The un-bundled Internet is changing all the rules. With enough bandwidth, people are abandoning cable bundles altogether. But at this moment, the Internet TV experience requires a great deal of tech confidence and expertise. People stay with cable because it is easier.

But as time progresses, exploiting the naked Internet is becoming simpler.

Today, you can stream all sorts of content for free. And it is now possible to get premium content for a modest price. And as the tech gets simpler, cable companies must either adapt or accept the eventual loss of the customers that have been giving them such fat margins. This shift is becoming inexorable.

You may be saying "OK, Lorin. How do we start?"

Well, if you have a Roku, you already have the gateway drug for cord-cutting. And if you want to go the next step, the Plex ecosystem may be your next move. And if you want to turn it up to eleven, then you might want to consider XBMC as it can give you just about everything you want or need. And the coup de gras is when you build a Raspberry Pi with everything that you need.

So if you want a do-it-yourself experience, the road map is clear. You can get there today. But for those who want an off-the-shelf experience, a burgeoning cottage industry is sprouting up. And very soon, you can expect OEM device manufacturers to build branded systems. But when the cable industry finally delivers real IPTV solutions, then you'll know that you are on the long tail.___

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2015-07-26 02:02:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am amazed at how extensible Kodi truly is. Don't get me wrong. I still love Plex. But if you want to experience a platform that can meet all of your needs, then you might want to check out the latest build of Kodi. 

I am amazed at how extensible Kodi truly is. Don't get me wrong. I still love Plex. But if you want to experience a platform that can meet all of your needs, then you might want to check out the latest build of Kodi. ___

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2015-07-24 18:58:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

After Senator Ted Cruz blasted Senate Majority Leader McConnell about Planned Parenthood funding, the Majority Leader has now opened up the path to fast-track the legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

I don't care who should get the credit for this.  But I do believe that this must be passed.  I suspect the President will try and use the line item veto.  Indeed, this may end up in the courts.  But I am so elated that our leaders are finally eliminating the government's ability to seize my taxes to fund something that I find to be absolutely and thoroughly abhorrent.

After Senator Ted Cruz blasted Senate Majority Leader McConnell about Planned Parenthood funding, the Majority Leader has now opened up the path to fast-track the legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

I don't care who should get the credit for this.  But I do believe that this must be passed.  I suspect the President will try and use the line item veto.  Indeed, this may end up in the courts.  But I am so elated that our leaders are finally eliminating the government's ability to seize my taxes to fund something that I find to be absolutely and thoroughly abhorrent.___

2015-07-24 18:46:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

And so it begins...

When I was a kid, I learned that toilet bowl water circles the bowl in a different direction depending upon whether you are north or south of the equatorial region.  But regardless of which way it spins, it is still headed down.

Well, mark this data.  I just heard the flapper lift and the water is now leaving the bowl.  This is the kind of news that HRC had to have hoped would never occur.  No matter what is found, she will be dying the death of countless drops of water torture upon her head.  

Now we just have to wait and see whether the MSM carries her water or picks up their legitimate responsibility as the fourth estate.  

And so it begins...

When I was a kid, I learned that toilet bowl water circles the bowl in a different direction depending upon whether you are north or south of the equatorial region.  But regardless of which way it spins, it is still headed down.

Well, mark this data.  I just heard the flapper lift and the water is now leaving the bowl.  This is the kind of news that HRC had to have hoped would never occur.  No matter what is found, she will be dying the death of countless drops of water torture upon her head.  

Now we just have to wait and see whether the MSM carries her water or picks up their legitimate responsibility as the fourth estate.  ___

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2015-07-22 15:09:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Will there be any Congressional oversight?

The evidence is mounting.  Our President is avoiding his Constitutional responsibilities to seek the advice and consent of Congress.  First, our President has sought ratification and enforcement of a treaty with the UN even before he has briefed Congress.  Second, according to a couple of members of Congress, the IAEA claims that he may be hiding portions of the "deal" from any Congressional review.  

Does anyone else think that this rises to the definition of high crimes and misdemeanors?  Congressman Pompeo and Senator Tom Cotton need to consider their next steps very carefully.

Will there be any Congressional oversight?

The evidence is mounting.  Our President is avoiding his Constitutional responsibilities to seek the advice and consent of Congress.  First, our President has sought ratification and enforcement of a treaty with the UN even before he has briefed Congress.  Second, according to a couple of members of Congress, the IAEA claims that he may be hiding portions of the "deal" from any Congressional review.  

Does anyone else think that this rises to the definition of high crimes and misdemeanors?  Congressman Pompeo and Senator Tom Cotton need to consider their next steps very carefully.___

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2015-07-22 03:26:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

While so many GOP candidates are wringing their hands over Donald Trump and his reality show candidacy, one is speaking out - with a clear and unwavering voice - for one of the most important issues of this generation. It is time for the horror of abortion to end. This year alone, Planned Parenthood has received over $500 million dollars of taxpayer money. That makes every taxpayer an accessory to murder both before and after the fact.

The cruelty of denying women over and over again ultrasounds so that they can see the life they carry within them and yet using that same technology to make sure that organs are preserved so that they can be presumably sold to save others.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/421427/carly-fiorina-decries-moral-depravity-planned-parenthood-kathryn-jean-lopez___While so many GOP candidates are wringing their hands over Donald Trump and his reality show candidacy, one is speaking out - with a clear and unwavering voice - for one of the most important issues of this generation. It is time for the horror of abortion to end. This year alone, Planned Parenthood has received over $500 million dollars of taxpayer money. That makes every taxpayer an accessory to murder both before and after the fact.

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2015-07-22 03:12:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

W00t!

If you're in the data-center/cloud world, this is a very big deal and it's only going to get bigger!___W00t!

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2015-07-22 03:08:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Sharing is caring.

___Sharing is caring.

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2015-07-21 12:43:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Let loose the chimps of Hades...

The number of poo-flinging monkeys on my political posts is remarkable! Carry on!___Let loose the chimps of Hades...

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2015-07-21 12:42:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Lazy person

Lazy person___

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2015-07-19 21:15:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Yet another way to view videos.

Over the past couple of years, I've really enjoyed using Plex as a means of streaming content.  It's client/server architecture makes streaming to multiple platforms very simple.  The server takes care of all of the details - including transcoding, if it is needed.

I have used Plex to stream to PC's, Macs, Android phones, Android tablets, iPhones and even a few iPads.  Two years ago, I started to use a Roku as it is pretty simple for any user to exploit. And about six months ago, I started to use the Plex client on my son-in-law's Xbox One.  All in all, Plex has been a great architecture.

But two months ago, I decided to build a Raspberry Pi and use it as a content player.  I did this because daughter #3 didn't have a Plex server.  So I figured that we could stream content to her HD TV from a Pi.   And itworked... more »

Yet another way to view videos.

Over the past couple of years, I've really enjoyed using Plex as a means of streaming content.  It's client/server architecture makes streaming to multiple platforms very simple.  The server takes care of all of the details - including transcoding, if it is needed.

I have used Plex to stream to PC's, Macs, Android phones, Android tablets, iPhones and even a few iPads.  Two years ago, I started to use a Roku as it is pretty simple for any user to exploit. And about six months ago, I started to use the Plex client on my son-in-law's Xbox One.  All in all, Plex has been a great architecture.

But two months ago, I decided to build a Raspberry Pi and use it as a content player.  I did this because daughter #3 didn't have a Plex server.  So I figured that we could stream content to her HD TV from a Pi.   And it worked quite nicely.  But it was a tad clunky.  It took a little time to get a good remote control solution (which is now provided via a flirc controller).  But after working out a few kinks, I'm pretty satisfied with the solution that I left at my daughter's house.

But after putting that device in her house for a field test, I knew that I would need another Pi for my own gratification.  So last week, I ordered another systems.  Yesterday, I put everything together.  And it worked flawlessly.  

But I wanted my system to use Plex.  So rather than a vanilla OpenELEC system, I went with a Rasplex solution.  It is OpenELEC with a Plex client/skin.  So far, this new interface is positively sparkling.  I can't help but be impressed by all of the work from so many open source minions.  I have a working analog to a Roku at a fraction of the cost.  

Innovation is a marvelous thing.___

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2015-07-19 14:50:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Maybe it's time for a different solution.

Now we are hearing that the Chattanooga terrorist did not set off any warnings.  Um, is this proof that the Future Crime division isn't always right?  Maybe we really can't determine who will perpetrate a crime and when it will be committed.  

So maybe we need to couple legitimate profiling with a healthy dose of deterrence.

Do any criminals fear prosecution?  They will get three squares and a cot for an unimaginably long time.  And if they are convicted, then they will also get three squares and a cot for an unimaginably long time.  

Let's look at a fast trial.  

The Boston Marathon was attacked on April 15, 2013.  There were pictures.  There was proof.  And it still took over two years to render a verdict - and the appeals process is still ongoing.  Current estimates are thatonce a dea... more »

Maybe it's time for a different solution.

Now we are hearing that the Chattanooga terrorist did not set off any warnings.  Um, is this proof that the Future Crime division isn't always right?  Maybe we really can't determine who will perpetrate a crime and when it will be committed.  

So maybe we need to couple legitimate profiling with a healthy dose of deterrence.

Do any criminals fear prosecution?  They will get three squares and a cot for an unimaginably long time.  And if they are convicted, then they will also get three squares and a cot for an unimaginably long time.  

Let's look at a fast trial.  

The Boston Marathon was attacked on April 15, 2013.  There were pictures.  There was proof.  And it still took over two years to render a verdict - and the appeals process is still ongoing.  Current estimates are that once a death row penalty is imposed, it takes nearly 13 years before that sentence is enforced.  So if appeals were exhausted today, the sentence would be imposed almost fifteen years after the crime was committed.    

How does a fifteen year deferral ever act as a deterrent?

Folks, we need to get serious.  We need to prevent crimes using "reasonable" profiling techniques.  And when a crime is committed, we need to demand that justice be served in a swift and unmistakable way.  No, I don't think that we need to construct a gallows-oriented justice system.  But we do need to deter crimes.  

And we do need to recognize that some crimes would be committed even if everyone knew that they would eventually receive terminal justice.  In the case of terrorists, we need to recognize that we are at war.  And the combatants are subject to military justice.  These "criminals" have chosen our homes and streets as there battlefields.  So it is time for us to recognize that military justice (and maybe even battlefield justice) may be required in order to win this war on terror.  ___

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2015-07-18 20:59:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today, I'm focusing upon further exploration of the means of cord cutting.

Everyone who reads my posts already knows that I am deeply invested in cord cutting.  As I've tweaked the systems at my home, at my oldest daughter's home and at my youngest daughter's home, I've learned how to acquire, consume and digest all sorts of digital content from all sorts of infrastructure.  I use Linux-based systems.  My oldest daughter uses Windows-based systems.  My youngest daughter uses Apple systems.  

To meet all of these needs, I've used tools that are cross-platform.  And it has been quite a hoot to put all the pieces together.  Up until now, I've used these tools to consume things like TV content.  But I also have access to a huge library of movies/films.  And sometimes, it is easier to fetch my content from the web than it is to lay my hands on thecontent ... more »

Today, I'm focusing upon further exploration of the means of cord cutting.

Everyone who reads my posts already knows that I am deeply invested in cord cutting.  As I've tweaked the systems at my home, at my oldest daughter's home and at my youngest daughter's home, I've learned how to acquire, consume and digest all sorts of digital content from all sorts of infrastructure.  I use Linux-based systems.  My oldest daughter uses Windows-based systems.  My youngest daughter uses Apple systems.  

To meet all of these needs, I've used tools that are cross-platform.  And it has been quite a hoot to put all the pieces together.  Up until now, I've used these tools to consume things like TV content.  But I also have access to a huge library of movies/films.  And sometimes, it is easier to fetch my content from the web than it is to lay my hands on the content that I've already purchased.  So if I want to see a movie that I have in Elgin while I'm staying in KC, then it would be nice to fetch that content and stream it to my devices.

That's where tools like CouchPotato come into play.  From this tool, you can select and initiate content downloads from across the web.  It is a very cool tool.

But if you look at the list below, then you'll see that you can also use the tool to access/download content that you do not yet have rights to consume.  In this case, the second movie on the list is Avengers: Age of Ultron.  I don't have this movie yet.  In fact, no one does.  It has yet to be released.  Yet it is on this list.

So this tool can be used to legitimately access content for which you have viewing rights.  And it could also be used to download content that you have not yet licensed.  And since the tools are so easy to use, the line between legitimate use and illegitimate use can be very blurry.

But I suspect that this is the case for most new waves of technology.  I still remember when people recorded music from the AM and FM spectrum.  And some of my friends recorded live concerts to share with their friends.  Since this content was publicly broadcast, many felt that it was legitimate to record/use.  But copyright holders didn't think so.

So what is my point?  

For me, I see the ubiquity of these tools changing the landscape.  And given the ubiquity of the tools, I suspect that these tools are nothing more than the precursors for even further innovation.  When you couple these things with naked Internet access (whether from Google or other sources), then I suspect that there will be the same kinds of conflict from those who made money using the previous paradigm.  Just like ASCAP (and some artists) objected to bootlegged audio, we are now seeing many content owners and distributors objecting to the modern equivalent of the cassette recorder.  

And who's gonna be the next Lars Ulrich?___

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2015-07-17 17:10:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Since this deal is apparently not a treaty, the next President can vacate the agreement without approval from any other branch of government.

What should we learn from this:

- Elections matter

- We must get a law-abiding man into the White House.

- Let's hope that Iran will need more than eighteen months to get to the nuclear finish line as our current President has no intention to impede their progress.

- We must petition our Congressmen to issue articles of impeachment.

This last item has me concerned.  The last articles of impeachment were issued on far less weighty matters.  So people will be afraid of using this action.  But our duly elected President is now acting as an emperor.  And that cannot be tolerated.  He has now broken our laws through lawyerly sleight of hand.  

This should not stand.  This cannotstand.... more »

Why is the "deal" with Iran not a treaty?

That is simple to answer.  A treaty must be approved by the Senate.  So when we don't want legislative approval for our tyrannical and extra-Constitutional power grabs, we can just call them something different.  In this case we are calling the Iran deal an 'executive agreement'.  

Simply put, this is a distinction in definition only.  When lawyers write laws, they just redefine terms so they don't have to follow the laws themselves.  And in this case, our President is abandoning the rule of law for his legacy.  And he is defecating on our real treaty obligations to our real partners.  

Thank you, Mr. President.  You have now sunk lower than Richard Nixon.  ___Since this deal is apparently not a treaty, the next President can vacate the agreement without approval from any other branch of government.

What should we learn from this:

- Elections matter

- We must get a law-abiding man into the White House.

- Let's hope that Iran will need more than eighteen months to get to the nuclear finish line as our current President has no intention to impede their progress.

- We must petition our Congressmen to issue articles of impeachment.

This last item has me concerned.  The last articles of impeachment were issued on far less weighty matters.  So people will be afraid of using this action.  But our duly elected President is now acting as an emperor.  And that cannot be tolerated.  He has now broken our laws through lawyerly sleight of hand.  

This should not stand.  This cannot stand.  There must be checks and balances.  You cannot simply redefine terms to vacate the Constitution.  And we should not allow this to happen. 

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2015-07-17 16:59:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Why is the "deal" with Iran not a treaty?

That is simple to answer.  A treaty must be approved by the Senate.  So when we don't want legislative approval for our tyrannical and extra-Constitutional power grabs, we can just call them something different.  In this case we are calling the Iran deal an 'executive agreement'.  

Simply put, this is a distinction in definition only.  When lawyers write laws, they just redefine terms so they don't have to follow the laws themselves.  And in this case, our President is abandoning the rule of law for his legacy.  And he is defecating on our real treaty obligations to our real partners.  

Thank you, Mr. President.  You have now sunk lower than Richard Nixon.  

Why is the "deal" with Iran not a treaty?

That is simple to answer.  A treaty must be approved by the Senate.  So when we don't want legislative approval for our tyrannical and extra-Constitutional power grabs, we can just call them something different.  In this case we are calling the Iran deal an 'executive agreement'.  

Simply put, this is a distinction in definition only.  When lawyers write laws, they just redefine terms so they don't have to follow the laws themselves.  And in this case, our President is abandoning the rule of law for his legacy.  And he is defecating on our real treaty obligations to our real partners.  

Thank you, Mr. President.  You have now sunk lower than Richard Nixon.  ___

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2015-07-17 16:41:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Trust...but verify!

Trust...but verify!___

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2015-07-17 11:23:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Rest in peace

Remembering our fallen #Marines in #Chattanooga, TN...Semper Fi...___Rest in peace

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2015-07-17 11:22:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Heartbroken

I am devastated about the loss of four of our best and bravest.  May God's comfort be with the families of each of these Marines.  And may we remember that this is what we are fighting - not what we should be embracing and arming.  

Four US marines were killed on Thursday in attacks on two facilities in Tennessee. The gunman, who was also killed, was identified by an unnamed official as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

A number of news outlets identified the gunman. The unnamed official told the Associated Press that Abdulazeez was from Hixton, Tennessee, a few miles from Chattanooga, and said he was believed to have been born in Kuwait. It was unclear whether he was a US or Kuwaiti citizen.

___Heartbroken

I am devastated about the loss of four of our best and bravest.  May God's comfort be with the families of each of these Marines.  And may we remember that this is what we are fighting - not what we should be embracing and arming.  

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2015-07-17 11:17:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Does anyone else find this HRC poster somewhat frightening???

Whatever you think about HRC, you do have to admit that she is meticulous about the image that she presents?  So what's up with this odd little poster?  This was found by Politico when they did their puff piece on the HRC campaign headquarters. 

And this image positively creeps me out.  Blue/black as the primary drawing color offset by a mismatched burnt-orange sun that HRC eclipses.  Huh.  Perchance this is a little self absorbed - and tasteless?  I figured that we would be done with political kabuki when we were done with BHO.  But I guess not.  

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-office-brooklyn-inside-look-120230.html  

Does anyone else find this HRC poster somewhat frightening???

Whatever you think about HRC, you do have to admit that she is meticulous about the image that she presents?  So what's up with this odd little poster?  This was found by Politico when they did their puff piece on the HRC campaign headquarters. 

And this image positively creeps me out.  Blue/black as the primary drawing color offset by a mismatched burnt-orange sun that HRC eclipses.  Huh.  Perchance this is a little self absorbed - and tasteless?  I figured that we would be done with political kabuki when we were done with BHO.  But I guess not.  

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-office-brooklyn-inside-look-120230.html  ___

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2015-07-16 17:24:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#Truth  

#plannedparenthood   #abortion  ___ #Truth  

2015-07-14 12:26:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash. - Ezekiel 13:10

The warning against false prophets is still true today. May God have mercy on us all. 

Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash. - Ezekiel 13:10

The warning against false prophets is still true today. May God have mercy on us all. ___

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2015-07-14 12:18:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"It's a very bad deal - for America."

Quelle surprise. The Obama administration is responsible for the leadership of the free world. So why did we agree to pay Iran billions of dollars in exchange for nothing? 

"It's a very bad deal - for America."

Quelle surprise. The Obama administration is responsible for the leadership of the free world. So why did we agree to pay Iran billions of dollars in exchange for nothing? ___

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