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Fran Jurga
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Thanks so much for writing about turkeys, their history is fascinating. Did you know they wore shoes? Here's a link to one of my favorite aspects of it, the "shoeing" of turkeys who were herded to urban markets before refrigeration, trains, etc. I wrote it years ago. We are going to need a lot of alternative topics to politics around the dinner table this Thanksgiving holiday in the USA: https://hoofcare.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-shoes-for-turkeys-trot-to.html

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I agree with several sentiments expressed in these comments. My laptop has to run Apple OS X 10.6.8 in order to use a page software program preferred by a client and to access their archived files. By discontinuing web support for Chrome on that OS, I may lose functionality for Google Docs or just routine web functions, which is critical to that project. 

Would it be so difficult to have a legacy version of Chrome that operates on universal operating systems, across platforms, that would be stable and reliable for people who need to use an older OS?

I agree with the commenter who mentioned what a burden this is to people with limited income, many of whom struggle just to afford wifi. When you upgrade to El Capitan in Apple, most software from 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) no longer works. The user would have to invest a lot of money to update software. True, Google Docs is a lovely and free alternative to MS Office, and I do thank Google for that.

Please think and move ahead with your exciting developments, but don't leave your loyal users behind.Think also: legacy and universal support.  I'm still recovering from the loss of iGoogle and Google Reader! I miss them both!

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Confused about what Bundy and armed ranchers in Oregon are so mad about? Take three minutes to read the backstory of the Sagebrush Rebellion and the oxymoron of "ownership" of public land in the West. This is also a good backstory for understanding some of the pressures on wild horses in the West, if you read between the lines. It's an entire part of both US history and civics that public education forgot to teach us. We'd better catch up.

But this isn't just a western states issue and please note that there are plenty of "moochers" who benefit from or depend on federal largesse for their businesses, although this article focuses specifically on ranchers. And then there are plenty who are just shut out. What if the fishermen here in Gloucester decided to take back the ocean from federal agencies who prevent them from fishing?

I think we are woefully uninformed on how it all works and the roots of the Oregon anger, whether you agree or not. This article is a tiny step toward understanding why Teddy Roosevelt wasn't a hero in all parts of the country for his magnificent national park idea.

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The Animal Health Foundation moves the game ahead. Read about the latest break in laminitis research!

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Fran Jurga commented on a post on Blogger.
I've long believed this, and appreciated the websites that laid out pages that are easy to read. I forget to use Clearly! As a publisher, I think that "wall to wall" web layout can offer a better reading experience than many of the cannted page-turner pdf solutions that we automatically adopt to share our publications Your "LifeandThyme" example illustrates that point beautifully. 

Long form journalism is not dead, it's just been waiting for the web to figure out how to present it in a worthy format. And it's getting there!

Hopefully, my next website can deliver snacks and banquets and bring out the best of each.

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Ric Redden in the Wall Street Journal...nice slide show as well as a text article.
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