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Jeff Diver
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research specialist; victorian scrapbooker; photographer; editor; [ bit.ly/JeffDiverProfile ]
research specialist; victorian scrapbooker; photographer; editor; [ bit.ly/JeffDiverProfile ]

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Thanks to all for your likes, COMMENTS & sharing!
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I separate my political commentary from my other Collections. [ http://bit.ly/EnvironmentalPolitics ] Feel free to ignore my opinions. Most do. A listing of all of my Google+ Collections is here: [ http://bit.ly/JeffDiverCollections ]

Unless otherwise cited with the copyright symbol ©, all materials in these collections are in the public domain and may be shared or printed for free!

This is how I handle your comments: I will "+" (like) your comments to indicate I have read & understood them. https://translate.google.com/ translates your comments into English. When replying to your comments, I will sometimes greet you in the language in which you post, then respond in English. Often Google translations don't make any sense, in which case I may not respond or I may ask for clarification.

On rare occasions, I will disable comments for a particular post. This will happen when extensive spamming or other persistent misbehavior occurs on a post. This action is reversible. When I think the spammers have moved on, I can enable posts again.

I look up acronyms such as "nyc," which according to http://goo.gl/f4RjCw could mean "New York City," "nice" or "not your concern." Confusing! Google refuses to display comments Google considers "spam." For instance, if you use a comment field to publicize a web site, Google sometimes interprets this as spam. I'll see your comment, but nobody else will.

Everyone should be aware of the parameters set forth in Google’s User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html). Not only can you read Google's rules there, you can also report violations that you see. Google's anti-Spam efforts are a continuously trained machine learning model, so you can expect that policy change will occur over time (and that there will be an occasional glitch).

Keep those comments coming! Even if Google does not appreciate them all, I read them and I do! Comments I will delete are those attacking or denigrating people. (I make a point of strict "tack" control. This includes "banning" folks using avatars in a deliberately  offensive manner.) If your comment is not relevant to the post, or if it is a personal family announcement, I will remove it eventually after folks have had a chance to read it. Posts that appear to be nonsense characters will be deleted. (Here's an example of a nonsense post, which could be a translation error: "Fhekdjrjb. soosEaceoe o ogl O o o S ss Z zzz s J S D EX orsBasinHis XgesrSE z sq.") For personal & business correspondence, I use email exclusively (see my "about" page for the address).

I do not respond to "hangouts" posts, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. as I prefer to consolidate my communications in one place.

Thank you all for your encouragement! The original collection at [ http://arnoldpostcardcollection.blogspot.com - The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885 ] is now supplemented by the [ http://arnoldgalleries.com ] and about 20 or so Collections by subject [ https://goo.gl/A1QDdW ] including one that publishes embroidery patterns based on the trade cards at [ https://goo.gl/Vqd9sa ]

This image series is from [ http://goo.gl/6zUh7a ] page 122 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885. Emma Jane Arnold considered it safe for her children to view. And it was. Granddad Arnold never put a tack on my chair!
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Tired of the daily rant? Sometimes it becomes imperative to have something other than the hourly ranting Tweet echoing in your head. Michael of +relaxdaily offers you new adventures in the world of music on his Google+ profile page. Bring your troubles and leave with your inspirations!

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Aural backgrounds can be useful for taking the edge off panic or despair, focusing your mind on necessary action. +johnnielawson has assembled a great selection of natural background sounds on his Google+ profile page that may stimulate your creativity.

Of course, you know there is no substitute for actually being "on location" if you can. So don't forget to experience the "real world" by taking a hike, visiting a park or maybe walking a dog (the neighbor's, if you don't have one;-). Meanwhile, take that mental "vacation" from the tumult of Twitter! And put your mind to work constructively.

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The 2018 Pwnie Award winners [ https://pwnies.com/winners/ ] have been announced and a discussion of the event is on Dark Reading: [ http://bit.ly/2018PwnieAwards ]

I haven't found a video of the 2018 event yet, but if you'd like to a look at the awards presentations for 2017, click below. (It's long, so use that fast forward as needed!)

According to the Pwnie web site, "The Pwnie Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the security community."

#CyberAttacksWorldwide
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One of the great environmental battles of our time continues.... Kudos to the environmental politicians standing up for clean water and the rights of indigenous peoples!

#EnvironmentalPolitics
#Trump
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You Had to Be There! Can you locate this Boot & Shoe Maker on a current Philadelphia map? We found a Wood St. and a St. John St., but they do not intersect. What do all those numbers and names mean on the back of the card? Ah, the riddles of history! If you know the answer(s) please comment. (Feel free to comment even if you don't know the answers!)

#TradeCardMysteries
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Who made these cards? In addition to the big lithographic publishing houses, there were a number of smaller operations, such as Frank E. Richey, Lancaster NH. This is a sample of his work.

Although we do not have a sample of Mrs. C.M. Mallard's work to display here, we can show you what a large millinery shop looked like, courtesy [ http://bit.ly/HillsBrosMillinery ] from Ephemeral New York.

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#bestarnoldcards

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Victorian business card sampler As is typical, there are no boots shown on the shoemaker's card, no cakes on the baker's, no drugs on the drugstore card and the attorney's card has no picture at all.

#bestarnoldcards
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Toxic tides & cow manure: the connection is not just a Florida phenomenon. Concentrated animal feeding operations are in your state, too. You thought cows only produced milk?!

From the article: "As South Florida waters suffer new outbreaks of both toxic red tides and blue-green algae blooms, a major aggravating factor receives little attention – the rising tide of cow manure and liquid wastes from concentrated animal feeding operations in the region, according to a new analysis released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Florida’s permitting system for these CAFOs is so lax that it facilitates huge amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus reaching its waters without any meaningful check or consequences."

#EnvironmentalPolitics
#Trump
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Putin manipulates Puppet Trump The weeds, or details of money laundering are important, though hard to decipher. Keep your eye on Todd Hyman, Aleksandr Schwartzman, Svetlana Angert, Michael McFaul and Kyle Parker. Trump may target these individuals on Putin's orders.

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#Trump
#Putin
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