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rhys jones 1 day, 21 hours ago on What could go where Staples is leaving?

That empty-net save a foot away was more than fortune... not to say I'm an Avs fan; I don't even know their names, since Roy left, and that only because it's funnily pronounced.


rhys jones 2 days, 1 hour ago on What could go where Staples is leaving?

Jerry -- I DID see that game, and you're right, it was great!! To force overtime with 13 seconds left, then soon win it. Yeah, the Nuggets have dissolved, and Brian Shaw's should be the first head to roll. If you can't get along with Andre Miller, you must have a problem. And the Broncos still need a pass rush; the other guy can pick them apart, if he's any good.

This thread was dead; they won't mind the digression.


rhys jones 2 days, 1 hour ago on Colorado's private health insurance enrollment stands at 124,000

Not to dispute your point, Scott, but my great-great-(great?)-grandpappy, John Brown, had more than a little to do with starting the Civil War, and he attacked pro-slavery folks. From wiki:

During the Kansas campaign, he and his supporters killed five pro-slavery southerners in what became known as the Pottawatomie Massacre in May 1856 in response to the raid on the "free soil" city of Lawrence, Kansas. In 1859 he led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. During the raid, he seized the armory; seven people were killed, and ten or more were injured. He intended to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but the attack failed. Within 36 hours, Brown's men had fled or been killed or captured by local pro-slavery farmers, militiamen, and U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee. Brown's subsequent capture by federal forces seized the nation's attention, as Southerners feared it was just the first of many Northern plots to cause a slave rebellion that might endanger their lives, while Republicans dismissed the notion and said they would not interfere with slavery in the South.[4]

Historians agree John Brown played a major role in the start of the Civil War. Historian David Potter has said the emotional effect of Brown's raid was greater than the philosophical effect of the Lincoln–Douglas debates, and that his raid revealed a deep division between North and South.[5] Some writers, such as Bruce Olds, describe him as a monomaniacal zealot; others, such as Stephen B. Oates, regard him as "one of the most perceptive human beings of his generation." David S. Reynolds hails the man who "killed slavery, sparked the civil war, and seeded civil rights" and Richard Owen Boyer emphasizes that Brown was "an American who gave his life that millions of other Americans might be free."


rhys jones 3 days, 1 hour ago on chadlock

Hi Chris!! My email is j11.rhys@gmail.com cell 819-8735 I'm very interested in learning what you want to do!! -- Rhys


rhys jones 3 days, 1 hour ago on Janet Sheridan: Troublesome technology

Chris -- I agree with all of your advice. Microsoft tells me they're not supporting XP any more, but that machine updated itself just a couple of days ago. My main (this) box runs Linux; I got the Windows machine to interface my Linux-based software with Windows software, for testing purposes, and because Skype is better supported on it.

I will contact you through this venue, and I hope I can help!!

Everyone: This would be a GREAT time to make the Linux switch!! It's free, and well-supported: The two times, developing my software, when I had technical issues and nobody in town could help, and nobody owed me support, I had to resort to the Internet forums to plea for help. Both times, some angel picked up my problem within hours, and stuck with me until it was resolved. One was in Tennessee, the other Croatia. It took four days one of the times, between our various schedules. That's the beauty of Linux: It's a COMMUNITY, for the benefit of its members, and we share and help each other. The Ubuntu distribution is extremely pretty and user-friendly, under the hood runs Debian, the definitive Linux, where all development is done, the most advanced operating system on the planet. The real geeks are putting Linux on their Macs, the most advanced hardware, to enjoy the best of both worlds.


rhys jones 3 days, 10 hours ago on Omar M. Campbell: Changing America

One of the Fed's clever creations was "fractional reserve" banking, where banks can loan more money than they actually have, in effect creating money, diluting and devaluing the dollar, and contributing directly to inflation. We've got a tiger on our hands, folks.


rhys jones 3 days, 11 hours ago on Omar M. Campbell: Changing America

The shell game devised and implemented by the Federal Reserve is working to perfection. Two ineffective political parties, squabbling and pointing fingers at each other, both controlled by the Fed over which neither has authority, distract our attention from the real criminals, manipulating our economy via unending wars among other means, at no risk or loss to themselves, for their own personal gain. Nobody sees it, because everybody is too busy blaming the wrong folks.


rhys jones 4 days, 2 hours ago on What could go where Staples is leaving?

You have inspired a brainstorm, Mark. I'll throw everything I've got into this venture, even the old Blazer. Maybe that'll buy me my cot in our loft hostel.

You following this, Louie? I'll be your resident watchdog. It's a win-win situation.


rhys jones 4 days, 8 hours ago on Chelsea's Chinese restaurant makes mountain comeback

I hope they provide a concession at the free shows like they used to. Pot Stickers and Crab Rangoon are to DIE for!!