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Jeremy Butler
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Here's why I contribute to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Police in northern Ohio say they are investigating racist graffiti scrawled in chalk in front of a college basketball coach's house. Police say vandals wrote "white power" along with a swastika on the...
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Okay. I'm back here on Google+ again--meaning that I'm actually going to start checking my newsfeed periodically. Because Facebook is just getting TOO annoying.

I didn't like that I saw "Hot and Recommended" (or "Hot and Bothered," or whatever it's called) posts in my newsfeed. But I do like that Google lets me turn that off and provides a link to the settings page to do so:

"This post is recommended on Google+. Use the slider at the top of the Google+ Explore Page to control how many of these get added here, or to turn this feature off."
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Ha! Welcome back. Yep, you can fancify your writey things and turn off the silly crap. 
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"The FTC's release lists seven complaints against Facebook's allegedly deceptive privacy practices, specifically that it told users some of their personal information would be kept private, but that the site later allowed that information to become accessible."
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They can have my copy of WordPerfect when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
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I'm a big WP fan too, even the antique version I have is still far superior to any other word processor out there.
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This is just a wee test of ifttt.com's ability to post a Google+ post to Facebook. Not sure it'll succeed. For one thing, it requires that the Google+ post be a "public" one...
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P.S.

plu.sr is the "unofficial Google Plus RSS Feed" generator, which ifttt.com relies on.
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Colbert + Hanks + Damon = very funny Halloween bit.
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A reunion of Wells and White descendants at the Mize farm in Chelsea, at which it was suggested that we should collect photos of F. C. Wells paintings. 

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Chelsea Reunion & FC Wells Collection
Sat, July 28, 2012, 8:00 PM
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Netflix has irritated me this past year, but, still, I hate to see this.

Plus: "Netflix's streaming content licensing costs will rise from $180 million in 2010 to a whopping $2 billion in 2012." Wow!
Netflix now expects to be unprofitable for all of next year, and it had to raise cash in a secondary offering.
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Yeah, I read that a while back - supposed to be their excuse for separating streaming from physical DVD accounts and raising prices while they're at it. Remains to be seen just how expensive those streaming accounts will get. The content owners will doubtless put the same squeeze on everyone.
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Phoenix - Phoenix - Tucson - Providence - Evanston, IL
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A film and TV professor at the University of Alabama, who grew up in Phoenix.
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  • Brown University
    Film Studies, 1972 - 1976
  • Northwestern University
    Film Studies, 1976 - 1982
  • Central High School
    1968 - 1972
  • Rose Lane
    1961 - 1968
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Very nice gluten-free desert - - a fruit crisp. Friendly staff.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The ClubHotel is very conveniently located on the east side of Nashville, with 15-minute freeway access to downtown attractions and 10-minute access to Opryland. In fact, it is RIGHT NEXT to a freeway. Our room's window faced the freeway, but the traffic noise was not bad--except we did hear the screech of tires when an accident occurred. The surrounding area is a mix of residential neighborhoods and office buildings, with no restaurants in easy walking distance. However, many food options were a short drive away. We had a "suite" room, which was a true suite with a solid door between the bedroom and the living area. This made it easy for us to accommodate our 10-year-old's early bedtime. The room was clean and the king-sized bed was very comfortable. The sofa bed was passable. We asked for a rollaway bed, but they have none. The complimentary hot breakfast and afternoon manager's buffet were very serviceable. Breakfast included scrambled eggs (probably powdered, but average for these sorts of buffets), bacon/sausage, biscuits, donuts, sticky buns, fruit (mixed and fresh), cereal, the typical beverages, and a waffle maker. Our son almost made a meal out of the afternoon buffet, which had meat/cheese and crackers, tortilla chips and salsa, and free drinks. The staff was okay, but not particularly helpful. Our phone had no dial tone. When I called the desk with my cell phone about it, they were unconcerned and it was never fixed. I also called because we were missing linens for the sofa bed. Instead of delivering some to the room, as I expected, they asked me to come to the front desk to get some. So, on the whole, the Club-Hotel suited our needs quite well, but its staff was not outstanding.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
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I have stayed at the George three times--most recently in May 2013--and I have been consistently impressed with the service there. The staff are helpful and friendly and the service during the (free) breakfast is fast and efficient. The overall quality of the George is good for a budget hotel. My rooms there have always been clean, with comfortable beds. It goes without saying, of course, that they are on the small side. (The single I had most recently was so narrow I could almost touch the walls if I held my arms out straight.) And, like the three other London B&B's I've used, there is no air conditioning beyond a fan and opening the window. I would hate to be in a London B&B during a heat wave, but those are thankfully rare. When I visited in May 2013 I had to wear a coat and sweater every day! Oh, and also, it has no lift/elevator and even the reception area is not handicap accessible. The location and the pricing of the George are its main attractions. Bloomsbury has always been a great place to be for museums (British Museum and British Library) and cultural events and over the years I've visited it the number of restaurants and coffee houses has grown and grown. Moreover, the once hideous, poured-concrete Brunswick Centre (two blocks away) has evolved into a lovely spot for dining and shopping. Nearby Euston and Kings Cross rail/Tube stations make it simple to get to any other location in London. (Avoid the Russell Square Tube station and its rickety elevators if you can.) The room pricing cannot be beat for the quality you get. For my most-recent visit, my single room cost about US$90 per night, and the free breakfast was so filling (eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, fruit, cereal) that I could subsist on small lunches. Even modest hotels in London without free breakfasts can cost two or three times as much. That single room had a sink, but no toilet/shower, which brings me to my main complaint and the reason I've rated the facilities as poor/fair. The shared bathrooms were kept clean, but the George's aging plumbing was a constant issue during my two-week stay. I tried all four shared bathrooms and only one had a toilet that would, shall we say, clear the bowl. And the showers were utterly unpredictable. One morning the cold water stopped mid-shower and I was forced to finish with only hot water. Another morning, the shower flow stopped entirely just as I was finishing. And the day I arrived, the radiator in the bathroom was not working (the boiler had just broken) and the room was quite cold. In sum, the George's positives outweigh its one negative (its plumbing) and the time I stayed there and had an "en-suite" (in-room) toilet/shower I did not encounter the plumbing issues I detail above. Before booking a room at the George that is not en-suite, I would recommend checking other nearby B&B's to see if their prices are competitive.
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Poor - FairService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Our favorite Mexican restaurant in Tuscaloosa County. Tasty, inexpensive food and speedy service. My favorite dish is the enchiladas verdes de pollo (chicken enchildadas with green sauce). Love their green sauce. There are also frequent margarita specials!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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