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Someone posted a list of bullets from the Republican Platform from 1956.  I looked it up because it was hard to believe how reasonable it was compared to my impression of the party now.
Then I looked up the platform from 2012 and it was basically cut taxes, cut spending (on the poor), and a bunch of stuff that had been tried and doesn't work like trickle down economics.  What a shame.
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Omg!!! That's amazing!!!
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Why I hate Windows 7 in one picture.  Every god damn trivial thing I try to do takes an hour, but the computer is fast.

What am I supposed to do with this error message?
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Happens to me also.
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#BirdPoker  Hummingbirds or Sunbirds curated by   +Phil Armishaw 
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Beautiful!
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By THE WAY ALL YOUR PHOTO'S ARE GREAT
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Rufous hummingbird taken at our annual trip to the Gold/wine country off Highway 49 near the wonderful town of Plymouth, CA.
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This is one strange bird
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Huggy Bear, "Starsky and Hutch", 1970s TV.
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#birdpoker   Hummingbirds or Sunbirds curated by +Phil Armishaw 
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hello papy wheels
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Open letter to Paul Ryan, who wants to put congress in charge of negotiating treaties.  Something he calls the TPA.

He wants to give the president his 150 negotiating points. Hahahaha.  150 negotiating points.  Idiot.

PAUL, READ THIS.

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United
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Open Letter to the anti vaccine  folks.

Vaccines are very effective in preventing what could be public health catastrophes.  But YOU don't need a vaccine to avoid getting one of the many life ruining diseases that are prevented by vaccines.  All you need is for everyone else to be vaccinated.  If there is nobody around you that can make you sick, you have nothing to worry about.

So your goal, as an anti vac person, is to convince everyone else to get vaccinated.  Here are a few helpful hints.
1) Point out that the science says that vaccines are safe and that side effects are rare. Remember, there is no use subjecting yourself to an incredibly rare side effect if you can get everyone around you to get vaccinated.  So talk up the safety to all you know.
2) Point out that most people get vaccinated (78% US average) and the incidence of autism is about 0.1 to 1% depending on how you measure it.  If vaccines caused autism, then a much higher percentage of the population would get it.  Plus, thanks to the wrong headed approach of anti vacers trying to get others to not vaccinate (thus increasing their own risk) the incidence of vaccination is going down and the incidence of autism is going up.  Clearly not correlated.

My message then to the anti vaccers is to keep it your little secret.  Get everyone around you to get vaccinated and you will be fine.  But if you are telling people not to get vaccinated, you are putting my grand kids, if I ever get some, at risk and I really don't appreciate that so stfu for your sake and that of my grand kids.  Remember vaccines are only 80% effective.  They only work if almost everyone gets vaccinated.  Only then are you safe in not getting your kids vaccinated.
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Here is one without the feeder.
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Great picture and a day after my Birthday 40 yrs,aga
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Allen and Gayle-There was this really cool article in our paper yesterday about hummingbird research:

http://www.spokesman.com/outdoors/stories/2015/apr/12/hummingbird-research-a-delicate-job/
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    Engineering Manager, 1971 - 1992
  • Stanford Telecom
    VP-GM, 1992 - 1999
  • Intel
    CNO-GM, 1999 - 2001
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I am a retired engineer and manager, a photographer, a sailor, the father of two wonderful kids, and husband of Gayle.  I attended Westwood (K-5),  Westland (5-6), Emerson JHS, University High, Santa Monica City Collage, and Stanford University (BS-EE and MS-EE).  I worked at Hewlett Packard (Engineering Manager) before Carlie ruined it, then Stanford Telecom (VP and GM)  before Val sold it, and Intel (Business Unit GM) , before I came to my senses and quit.  

My dual interests are photography and sailing.  Most of my public posts are photography so if you want to see my sailing posts, send me an email and I will put you in my sailing circle.  I maintain a sailing web site at http://L-36.com.
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Wife Gayle and two kids, Allen and Carrie
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  • Stanford University
    Electrical Engineeing, 1966 - 1971
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