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There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch

There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch

Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 22:02:48 in Technology

“Helpful, and necessarily. But too late to save you from telling the scammer that (1) your email is real and active (they don't always know), and (2) that you can be tricked into clicking an email link.

Best bet is to check in your email program before you click, since the link will have an ID code that links your email to the link.”
GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 03:14:30 in Politics

“Morally speaking, why not? Being a Republican in Washington, he's a street walker. Let him walk the streets.”
James Holmes' Gun Club Membership Rejected Due To 'Bizarre' Behavior

James Holmes' Gun Club Membership Rejected Due To 'Bizarre' Behavior

Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 17:27:15 in Denver

“and see what a great deterrent that was.

It won't bring back his victims, and I don't think it will make the scores of people he wounded or crippled whole either.”
Tomas Lopez, Lifeguard Fired For Helping Save Swimmer, Declines Offer To Have His Job Back (VIDEO)

Tomas Lopez, Lifeguard Fired For Helping Save Swimmer, Declines Offer To Have His Job Back (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 22:00:45 in Miami

“Yeah, I'm told that FL does have a "Good Samaritan" law that requires you to lend help.

Of course, if the drowning person looks at you wrong in FL, you can also shoot him under "Stand Your Ground". It's a funny state that way.”

recovering Catholic on Jul 5, 2012 at 23:01:50

“Good Samaritan laws don't require you to help. They protect you from liability in the event something goes wrong with your attempted rescue.”
Tomas Lopez, Lifeguard Fired For Helping Save Swimmer, Declines Offer To Have His Job Back (VIDEO)

Tomas Lopez, Lifeguard Fired For Helping Save Swimmer, Declines Offer To Have His Job Back (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 21:54:04 in Miami

“The company is Jeff Ellis and Associates. Google will get you there (I'm not sure if HP lets you embed links)”
Microsoft Buys Yammer For $1.2 Billion

Microsoft Buys Yammer For $1.2 Billion

Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 19:57:46 in Technology

“I don't know about that. Nathan Bingras may have a point here.

I've seen a number of software company mergers up close and personal (including some that Microsoft screwed up something fierce), and usually, companies are better off with that $1.50 gas station burrito.

While the burrito may give you gas, the merger's pretty likely to give you a worse case of heartburn.”
Breast Cancer Deaths Down, But Decline Slower For Poor Women

Breast Cancer Deaths Down, But Decline Slower For Poor Women

Commented Oct 4, 2011 at 03:40:41 in Healthy Living

“You sound like a wonderful sales person. I have to wonder, though, if any insurance you'd be selling would actually pay off when people got sick.”
Breast Cancer Deaths Down, But Decline Slower For Poor Women

Breast Cancer Deaths Down, But Decline Slower For Poor Women

Commented Oct 4, 2011 at 03:38:35 in Healthy Living

“Gee, looks like Rick Perry is right about you people: you really _don't_ have a heart.”
High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

Commented Oct 2, 2011 at 03:05:05 in Impact

“I am sorry this was done to you. They did wrong, and they violated basic Jewish norms in doing so.

On the other hand, sometimes angry people get angry responses from others. There's an axiom in the Torah: "Do not put stumbling blocks before the blind". Their behavior sounds extreme. But so does yours.”
High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

Commented Oct 2, 2011 at 02:59:30 in Impact

“No one does. That you think so might say more about you than it does about Jews.

There is, however, an expectation that if you are capable of supporting your community, or of donating to charity, that you are obligated to do so. And Jews do this, and not just for Jewish causes.

If you are a Christian, I refer you to John 8:7. Before you throw rocks at the Jews for how they run their community, take a hard look at yourself, and your community first.”
High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

Commented Oct 2, 2011 at 02:53:20 in Impact

“Don't know what your religion or ethnicity is, but you don't know Jack about Jews.

Folks who raise money for charities and causes in the US know more than you do. Studies show that Jews, whatever you might have heard wherever you might have heard it, are actually very free with their money for charity and similar kinds of things.

I don't know if you know any Jews personally. But perhaps you should get to know a few before saying these kinds of things about them.”

phillyfreedom on Oct 3, 2011 at 09:55:37

“YOU SAID: I don't know if you know any Jews personally­. But perhaps you should get to know a few before saying these kinds of things about them.
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@mbayrob

I'm not sure if you're asking me or someone else - but I'll go ahead and respond. I am African American. I know plenty of jews - most of them reserved and racist towards African Americans. They're a bit nicer in New York, even more so on the West Coast...but here in Philly they're very racist and opinionated. So much talk about how they participated in the Civil Rights Movement - I say they were "marching" for whiteness....not civil rights.

I see you take issue with the poster referring to jews as cheap, but you have no problem with another basically referring to a Baptist minister as someone who drives a Cadillac and wears three-piece suits. See, you just made my point.”
High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

High Holy Days: Synagogues Help Struggling Families With Free Tickets To Services

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 02:43:38 in Impact

“While Chabad may not charge, if you pray regularly at a Lubavitch center, remember, _someone_ needs to pay to keep the lights on. I know my local Chabad rabbi well, and it's a tough life. Their house was recently foreclosed on, and there's no longer a local center. A few people in the community are keeping Chabad in our area afloat, really.

Basically, the folks in Brooklyn send young couples out to the middle of nowhere (and if you're extremely orthodox, "nowhere" is just about anywhere in the US or elsewhere), and leave the job of raising money to support Chabad's programs to the young rabbi and his equally young wife. It works more often than you'd think, but I have a lot of respect for someone that young taking on that kind of project.

Judaism in the US is like PBS -- it's brought to you by donations by "people like you". I'm aware of a lot of congregations of all kinds that don't know how they'll pay for a place to meet, much less how to pay a rabbi enough to live on. If you can help out the congregation you pray at, you really should.”
'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 01:56:48 in Technology

“Privatization -- giving some company exclusive use of this "white space" -- would screw it up royally. Especially if the GOP pushes to give it away for cheap to companies who bribe them enough... um, ah, give them enough in campaign donations.”
'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 01:53:23 in Technology

“This is only going to get you a few miles. Unless you're talking to somebody who uses a pure internet phone, you're going to have to pay somebody to get you into the public telephone network.

That's going to be pretty cheap, but it won't be free.”
'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 01:50:39 in Technology

“Well, you don't pay for air. And if the supply of bandwidth isn't limited in your area, you won't have to pay for that either.

It's what's called in economics a "public good". And if the cost of having one more user is close to zero, then unless the government makes it scarce artificially by letting corporations or other private interests control it, it's going to be near free, or free.”
'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

'Super WiFi' Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 01:46:36 in Technology

“Certainly they'll fight it. But the longer range of this service will make it easier to get around Big Telecomm's opposition.”
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Huckabee Beats Palin For President In 2012 Straw Poll

Commented Sep 19, 2009 at 17:54:51 in Politics

“I donno.... how much would _you_ pay for a squirrel dinner?

I don't think I'd pay almost $70K for moose stew either, but, eh, _squirrel_?”