I record a lot of video on my phone but damned if I remember seeing that little white button.
Even if you do not like any candidates’ pages, if most of the people who like the same pages that you do — such as Ben and Jerry’s ice cream — identify as liberal, then Facebook might classify you as one, too.
I'm guessing most folks don't care, as long as it doesn't label them the "wrong" way. Hardly a day goes by that I don't find at least one more reason to be glad I'm not on The Facebook.
Just a couple of things for y'all to be aware of, however. (extracted from the Pima County Health Department website, since Tucson is in Pima County):
"There have been NO cases of locally acquired Zika Virus in Pima County. The type of mosquito that could spread Zika virus is present in Arizona."
"Mosquitoes in southern Arizona can spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Dengue and Chikungunya."
But seriously, folks... What a time-saver! What percent of houses can be eliminated with this kind of tech?
I've never been in a bar fight. I don't recall even seeing a bar fight. Are there rules for bar fights? My Google search came back with "Be Prepared and Know How to Win" and "How to Survive a Bar Fight: 6 Steps (with Pictures)." Couldn't find any established rules for bar fighting. I did find a Wikipedia entry for "Street fighting"
"Street fighting is hand-to-hand combat in public places, between individuals or groups of people. Unlike sport fighting, a street fight might involve weapons, multiple opponents, and no rules. The venue is usually a public place (e.g. a street) and the fight sometimes results in serious injury or occasionally even death."
That's American politics, isn't it? It's a street fight. There are no rules. Punching below the belt is allowed and expected. It's a blood sport and that's the way Americans like it. So let's stop whining about hidden tax returns and missing emails and Bridgegate and all the rest. Nothing matters but who gets the most votes and if we have to rig that, well, just don't get caught.
These final couple of months will be less disgusting (for me) if I look at the process the same way the candidates do. It's a street fight. No rules. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Robert K. Tanenbaum's Act of Revenge (a crime novel):
"When you absolutely must go to war, however, you must try to kill all the enemy you can as quickly as you can, holding nothing back, until they have surrendered or you have been defeated utterly. It is a great fraud to think otherwise and it prolongs the agony. It would be better if people said, if we fight, we are going to boil babies in their own fat and blast the skin off nice old ladies, so they die slowly in great pain, and we are happy to do this, because what we fight for is so important. And if they conclude that it is not as important as that, then they should fight no more.”
Prisma transforms your photos into works of art using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art pieces.
I would have said photo filters apps were pretty much over but Prisma (http://prisma-ai.com/) is fun. And the filters are... more interesting? ... than the other apps I've played with. These are just a few and the latest version of the app was very fast on my iPhone.
- University of Stay Out of Vietnam2013
Mom was a farm girl. Dad was a city boy. The war was over and they met in St. Louis. I was born in 1948 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and grew up in Kennett (about an hour to the south). Dad was a “radio announcer” and mom worked for the “welfare department.” Job titles that –like my youth–vanished years ago.
A little piece of shrapnel from the Baby Boom, I watched a lot of TV. In the early 50′s I sat two feet from the Motorola, staring at the Indian-head test pattern until the afternoon programming got underway. The spirit of Norman Rockwell hovered over me through a near-perfect childhood.
The Beatles released I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND in the US just after Christmas in 1963 and it a very big deal by February of ’64. Hard to imagine a better time to be a high school sophomore. We weren’t paying much attention to Viet Nam, yet.
By the time I started college in the fall of 1966, getting and keeping a draft deferment was top of mind. I quickly switched my major from Business to Theater. Guys were coming back from Viet Nam and bringing good drugs and great music and protesting was catching on, even in the Midwest.
I was part of the first draft lottery and drew number 210, just low enough to be dangerous. Following graduation in 1970, I goofed off all summer before –at my father’s suggestion– entering law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I attended classes and kept my deferment until Nixon froze the draft (in December of 1970) at lottery number 195. I quit law school the following week, just before finals.
In the spring of 1971, I went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a Postal Inspector. After three months of training in D.C. I was sent to Pendleton, Oregon, where I audited small post offices in Oregon and Washington. I counted stamps and money orders for almost a year and investigated exploded rural mail boxes (a federal crime). Like law school, not what I had in mind.
In early ’72 I returned to the Midwest and hung around Memphis for a few months before returning to Kennett in early summer. In July, I started working at KBOA on the overnight shift and found my true calling. For the next dozen years I spun records and MC’d the Little Miss Christmas Belle Pageant.
In March, 1973, I met Barb at Tommy’s North-End Cafe and fell in love. We dated for six years and married in 1978.
In June, 1984, we moved to Jefferson City, Missouri, to work for Learfield Communications, retiring in 2012 where I handled affiliate relations for the company’s various radio networks until the late '90s when I began annoying management and co-workers about "that Internet thing."
I retired from Learfield on December 31, 2012. What’s that? Twenty-eight years? Some would say I had “retired in place” a couple of years earlier and there’s more than a bit of truth in that. Always thought I’d die in harness but became intrigued with the idea of doing nothing. Despite what you might have heard, it can be done.
I’ve done a bit of traveling but don’t much care for it. I’ll do it if there’s someone(s) interesting on the other end. Getting there is not half the fun for me.
These days I spend my mornings online at a local coffee shop. After lunch it’s home to play Red Ball with Hattie and Lucy (Goldens); a long walk; a nap; meditation; a little ukulele practice; some reading and the day is shot. The current plan is to stay with this routine until perfected.
January 8, 2015
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