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To: greenspirit who wrote (284852)12/19/2008 10:00:14 PM
From: DMaA
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Joe says it's MUCH worse than they thought. Heard the same thing from Clinton just before he reigned on HIS "middle class tax cut" promise.

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To: Geoff Altman who wrote (284862)12/19/2008 10:12:10 PM
From: greenspirit
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Bring snow chains for the trip over Snoqualmie Pass this time of the year.

I would also visit Leavenworth, it's gorgeous this time of year.
northwestliving.net




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To: greenspirit who wrote (284864)12/19/2008 10:31:53 PM
From: Geoff Altman
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We were in Leavenworth about this time 2 years ago. It was really great, did some cross country skiing for the second time in my life, lots of fun. I made a snap decision to go back to Seattle after hearing they were expecting 6 inches.. We just barely made it through the pass. Fantastic scenery....

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From: LindyBill12/19/2008 10:38:24 PM
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How to set up links to posts.

There are several steps involved. open a separate tab by using the Test Your HTML Here Before You Post It! page. Then make a row of "formats" like this. I will leave first and the last bracket off the format so that it shows on this page.

url][/url][tag]Link[/tag
url][/url][tag]Link[/tag
url][/url][tag]Link[/tag
url][/url][tag]Link[/tag

Then, I make a row beneath it of graph/picture formats like this. Again, I will leave the first and last bracket off:

chart][/chart
chart][/chart
chart][/chart
chart][/chart

I don't post this page as they would disappear on the post. I copy and save these formats to a "WordPad" document so that it's easy to set up in the future.

Now, when I want to post a "link" instead of a URL, I simply copy the URL, go to this tab and paste it between the "URLs" then cut and paste it where I want. Same with picture/chart using the bottom format. This sounds complicated, but once you set it up it gets quite quick to do. I don't bother to hide a bottom URL, which I pick up using the FIREFOX "Hyperwords" extension when I copy text. I use it to cut down the internal mess a URL makes in a post.

I was tipped this morning that FIREFOX has another extension, Copy Link Text 1.3.2 I added this to my tools. Now when you are over a link, simply right click and click "Copy link location." This gives you the link without the bother of opening the page. Good example of where I use this is when copying Instapundit links, because that is the way he presents everything. Now I simply paste this between the URL's on the format. If I want different words other than just link, I highlight "link" and paste or type them in. A real time saver. You will notice that this tool also gives you a "copy test" option. This picks up the words of the link at the site.

And that's it! You don't need to do this, but it makes a cleaner post with less effort.

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To: Geoff Altman who wrote (284862)12/19/2008 10:47:47 PM
From: LindyBill
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That "Denver to Lincoln" is very boring. "Miles and miles of miles and miles." So is Sioux Falls to Billings.

You are going to freeze your butt off!

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From: LindyBill12/19/2008 10:49:45 PM
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Bad News, and Good
POWERLINE
By John

President Bush announced a $17 billion bridge loan to GM and Chrysler today, out of TARP funds, something he vowed not to do just weeks ago. He said the bridge loans are necessary to avoid a "disorderly bankruptcy." I still don't understand why a bankruptcy, which I think is the only viable way to keep the American automakers in business, should be "disorderly." What's mostly going on here, I think, is that Bush can't stand the thought of two of the automakers going bankrupt during the last 30 days of his administration. He's kicked the can to Barack Obama, and at least the bankruptcies won't happen on his watch.

That's the bad news. The good news, for Republicans at least, is Governor Blagojevich's vow to "fight...fight...fight" since he has done nothing wrong. Well, it makes sense for him to fight; there is a room reserved for him in a federal penitentiary. For us Republicans, the prospect of Blago fighting on for months to come is a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak landscape.

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From: LindyBill12/19/2008 11:28:17 PM
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Picture of the year. Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008. (REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez)

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To: LindyBill who wrote (284809)12/19/2008 11:53:48 PM
From: John Carragher
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if it was just a change in tax policy why did england and other countries experience the same housing explosion? perhaps low interest rates, booming economy had a lot to do with it. Certainly, the lack of control in ability to pay a mortgage fueled the increase in ownership. Let's not forget how those mortgages were easy sells to the rest of the world for safe investments.

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To: mph who wrote (284800)12/19/2008 11:59:55 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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I noticed that Caroline Kennedy graduated law school in 1988 and was finally admitted to N.Y. and D.C. Bars in 1990 and 1991, respectively. She's currently suspended from D.C. Bar for failure to pay dues.

Her brother flunked the NY State Bar Exam at least twice, if I recall correctly.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (284870)12/20/2008 12:06:49 AM
From: LindyBill
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Let's not forget how those mortgages were easy sells to the rest of the world for safe investments.

That's how we packaged and sold them. Wall Street is a real "bucket shop" when it gets the chance.

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