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R.I.P. Stan Lee.

Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics and what is called the “Marvel Comics Universe” passed away this past Monday. It is difficult to imagine how many people Lee touched with his work, and even more difficult to know how many people he inspired through his characters and his art.

We have often thought that the best writers and artists are those who can take you to another place – to suspend reality for a bit. Even historical authors and artists that depict people and times from the past can do that. Reality is so, so….so real, and the ability to suspend reality – even for a second – and transport you to another time and place in your mind is a talent not many people have.

Lee’s characters will live on, but he will be missed.

(image courtesy Tibsey on Deviantart.)
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Veterans Day.

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It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Author: Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army

Today is Veterans Day, a day in which we in America should pause and recognize the service of the men and women who protect our freedoms, defend the innocent, and act a deterrent to evil in the world.

As long as there are people and nations seeking to deny rights and basically enslave others, there will be a need for the military to stand up and say, “no. Not today. Not on my watch.”

You have to admire, appreciate and honor that stance – that devotion – that willingness to lay your life on the line so others can live in freedom.

Today, we take time to thank veterans for their service.



Twitter Ban Hits Too Close To Home.

Our friend William Teach ovwe at the Pirate’s Cove announced in a post yesterday that Twitter had banned him.

They gave no reason.

New Twitter Account
By William Teach November 7, 2018 – 8:11 am

I got the permanent suspension from Twitter, and, of course, they do not explain why, even after asking them a second time. I’m assuming it is simply due to being a conservative.

My new account is @WTeach2, or just click here. Follow me and I’ll follow back. Have to rebuild.

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Inexplicable Revisited.

Royalty Marie Floyd

Remember this post from eight days ago?

We have tried to think of every possible reason for this and cannot come up with a single reason or excuse:

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —

The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child’s grandmother, authorities said.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Royalty Marie Floyd in the town of Shaw.

The story just got even more horrific:
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Inexplicable.

We have tried to think of every possible reason for this and cannot come up with a single reason or excuse:

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —

The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child’s grandmother, authorities said.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Royalty Marie Floyd in the town of Shaw.

To us, there are more questions than answers such as “where is the mother?” Where is the father? What kind of person could do this to a child?
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This Is The Epitome Of A Mickey Mouse Lawsuit.

Are you kidding us?

Marc Rubin said he was picking out the spot to propose to his future wife in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom when the most important moment of his life was thwarted by a Disney employee who insisted he move, court documents say.

Now, Rubin is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts after the 2015 altercation. The lawsuit, seeking more than $15,000, was filed in late September in Orange Circuit Court.

The Disney cast member had a different account of what happened that July.

The 24-year-old told authorities that when she asked Rubin to move 3 feet back for the parade route, Rubin screamed in her face and grabbed her.

Rubin, a visitor from Suffolk County in New York, pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was fined $100 plus court costs, according to documents provided by the State Attorney’s Office.

So this chucklehead is suing over an incident to which he later pleaded guilty?
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Windows 10 Update: This Could Be Interesting For Some.

Color us shocked.

The Windows 10 update for systems coming out next month may “brick” systems and require an entire new install of the operating system (which means loss of data.)

The issue surrounds the fact that the Windows 10 takes up about 20 gb of space on your system. That’s just the operating system as updates, patches, etc., are all kept on the system even once they are installed.

Most people use their “C:” drives to install programs and data upon, which means that drive can fill up rather fast. You also might be a person who purchased a solid state drive drive of relatively small size such as 32 or 63 gigs.

In other words, space can be an issue on your C: drive.

Fear not, oh great Windows 10 user! Certainly the install of the update will check to make sure you have enough space to complete the install of that update, right? After all, freeware programs and updates for other software always checks for space considerations.

But this is Microsoft, not any other company.
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Don’t Shoot As I Do, Shoot As I Say.

Last year, Kellie Collins was running for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican, for Georgia’s 10th congressional District.

Collins ran on a liberal platform including calling for gun legislation in order to protect people from gun violence.

Collins dropped out of the race for “personal reasons,” but it appears now one person people had to fear from gun violence was Collins herself.

Kellie Lynn Collins, 30, surrendered to authorities in McDuffie County on Tuesday and was charged with murder and grand larceny. The victim was identified as Curt Cain, 41, and found at his residence on the 3000 block of Old Powderhouse Road on Tuesday after his employer requested a well-being check.

An autopsy revealed that Cain had been shot and died due to loss of blood, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. Cain is believed to have died on Saturday.

Think about that for a moment. The person who wanted to control other people’s Second Amendment Rights went out and shot someone.
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