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Randy Noseworthy
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Fan of Linux and FOSS. Deskside Tech / Trucker it all depends on the year. :P
Fan of Linux and FOSS. Deskside Tech / Trucker it all depends on the year. :P

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See that plot of dirt on the hill? Yup. That's where this load goes. It's really beautiful location. This place is going to be a monster sized house. AND I think that it's going to have an elevator, as it looks like there is an elevator shaft in the basement. I made one delivery to this place and another semi drive showed up with trusses for the first floor. As I said, this place is a monster sized house, as it's going to take 3 semi loads to get the first floor going. THAT does not include the walls for the 1st or 2nd floor nor the roof.
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Was a bit concerned about this load, as it's location is on a Busy road, but was pleasantly surprised that it was an easy back into location. This house has a nice view of Lake Erie. There seems to be a trend along the lakefront to tear down old places and replace them with newer bigger houses. This house didn't look like a monster, but I'm sure that it'll be plenty big.
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This isn't the worst, but still got to be careful... Won't really miss dealing with this. This was in Toledo, BTW.
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Love Arnold! 👍
Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2017 University of Houston Commencement Address

We don't get to where we are alone.
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I've always liked him as a person, and agreed with most of his logic on positions.
Famed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a photo of himself sleeping on the street under his famous bronze statue, and sadly wrote "How times have changed"...

The reason he wrote the phrase was not only because he was old, but because when he was governor of California he inaugurated a hotel with his statue. Hotel staff told Arnold, "at any moment you can come and have a room reserved for you." when Arnold stepped down as governor and went to the hotel, the administration refused to give him a room arguing that he should pay for it, since they were in great demand.

He brought a sleeping bag and stood underneath the statue and explained what he wanted to convey: "When I was in an important position, they always complimented me, and when I lost this position, they forgot about me and did not keep their promise. Do not trust your position or the amount of money you have, nor your power, nor your intelligence, it will not last. "

Trying to teach everyone that when you're "Important" in the people's eyes , everyone is your "Friend " But once you don't benefit their interests , you won't matter.

" You are not always who you think you will always be, nothing lasts forever."
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Sad and interesting.



The épuration sauvage


They called it the épuration sauvage, the wild purge, because it was spontaneous and unofficial. But, yes, it was savage, too. In the weeks and months following the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, Allied troops and the resistance swept across France liberating towns and villages, and unleashing a flood of collective euphoria, relief and hope. And then the punishments began.

The victims were among the most vulnerable members of the community: Women. Accused of “horizontal collaboration” — sleeping with the enemy — they were targeted by vigilantes and publicly humiliated. Their heads were shaved, they were stripped half-naked, smeared with tar, paraded through towns and taunted, stoned, kicked, beaten, spat upon and sometimes even killed.

One photograph from the era shows a woman standing in a village as two men forcibly restrain her wrists; a third man grabs a hank of her blonde hair, his scissors poised to hack it away. Just as the punished were almost always women, their punishers were usually men, who acted with no legal mandate or court-given authority. Although some were loyal resistance members, others had themselves dabbled in collaborationist activity and were anxious to cleanse their records before the mob turned on them, too. About 6,000 people were killed during the épuration sauvage — but the intense, cruel, public ferocity of the movement focused not on serious collaborationist crime. Instead, it zeroed in on women accused of consorting with the enemy.

When I first started researching a novel about France during the Second World War, I was expecting to find horrors that took place during the dark years of the Nazi Occupation. Instead, I was surprised to discover that, for thousands of women, the Liberation marked the beginning of a different nightmare. At least 20,000 French women are known to have been shorn during the wild purge that occurred in waves between 1944 to 1945 — and the historian Anthony Beevor believes the true figure may be higher.

The suspicion and punishment of women after World War II is part of a cycle of repression and sexism that began long before D-Day and continues to be seen today, in the conversation around the #MeToo movement. It begins with a terrible event, then women get blamed, then aggressively attacked and finally the assault is forgotten. In the 74 years since the D-Day landings, the barbarity of the épuration sauvage — its violence against women — has often been overlooked. As I learned more about these women, their stories and images haunted me, compelling me to write about them. The result is my novel, The Lost Vintage, which features a character accused of horizontal collaboration.

Some of the women had, indeed, slept with Nazi soldiers. Some were prostitutes. But some were raped. Some were the targets of personal revenge, framed and falsely accused. Some had only the briefest contact with their occupiers, as was the case of a funeral wreath maker in Toulouse. One day she was working at home next to an open window when a German soldier strolled up and began talking to her. Their entire conversation took place at the window — he never even entered her house. After the Liberation, a witness would later recall, a mob came for her, stripping and shearing her, dragging her through town as her teenage daughter cowered behind.

The majority of the punished were single — unmarried, widowed, or married women whose husbands were prisoners of war. For single mothers, sleeping with a German was sometimes the only way to obtain food for their starving children.

It didn’t just happen in France. Other countries in occupied Europe, including Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway, witnessed similar acts, albeit on a smaller scale. Historians estimate that hundreds of thousands of women were used as sexual slaves for the Japanese military; in 1993, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary formally acknowledged the “coercive atmosphere” and apologized, but this piece of history remains controversial to this day. After the war, many of these “comfort women” died as a result of what they had been through, some committed suicide, and many of those who survived hid their trauma for the rest of their lives.

Recognizing these women now is an important step in acknowledging the long history of gender inequality. With little ability to defend themselves — no courts, no juries — the shorn women became the public target of a humiliated nation, a convenient scapegoat to pummel, demean and discard, all in an attempt to wash away the shame of defeat and submission.

It is time to ask why these women paid the price for the sins of men. It is time to recognize that these women, too, were the victims of sexual harassment and assault. It is time to remove their story from the shadows, and share it in an effort to stop the cycle from continuing. It happened to them, too.


Ann Mah is the author of The Lost Vintage, available June 19.
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Yea, it was only good for me being able to play a game of checkers, etc with my kids back in the day. Can't even do that today.
No surprise. I don't think many people will miss it.
End of an era! Yahoo Messenger shutting down after 20 years! 😥
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Doh!

Couldn't figure out why I couldn't move a 10 gig VM to a 16 gig drive without it "running out of room"...

Formatted to NTFS. Or I suppose I could have formatted it to EX4 or something OTHER than Fat 16...

File has now copied over without complaint.
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I always find it hard to give a two week notice, and then work those two weeks knowing that you're leaving....
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