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0 posted 05-23-2010 01:05 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I posted a ticked off post before, because my feelings were hurt by a certain Nashville thread.

Only half my house is running on the meter, as I type, and I did want to come back to say I'm totally uncertain if the cause of my problems were my comp, or my electrical problems. (I suspect both, actually.)

I wanted everybody to know though, I was deeply hurt by a thread that made comparisons to Nashville and New Orleans. I apologize for offending anyone--it just honestly never occurred to me that I would have to suffer insults every time another national disaster occurred. (That was the post in particular that I was complaining about Ron.)

My computer runs much better on an extension cord though, and I am living like I was after Katrina--on that same extension cord.

It's going to take some time to fix that problem too--so I hope you'll be as patient with me as you have always been.

(I misused a word--we are experiencing "spikes" in our electrical system--now all I have to do is prove it.)

And Denise, I want to thank you for your words of comfort, but I'm afraid that things are a lot worse with the spill than most folks realize.

Once upon a time we lived off of land fishing, and I'd told my family we could do it again, and then the spill happened. I hope you're right. I hope I'm worried about nothing.

But I must say, when I discuss this with people around here, we all laugh and cry...

I know I sound nuts, but it's truly nuts to half to walk through your home with a meter, and see for yourself the ashen marks left from blown sockets.

It's downright...sobering.

Love to all, I'll be around. I'm gonna rent a laptop if I can't buy one cheaply.
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1 posted 05-23-2010 05:35 AM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


Itís likely that your computer, or your ISP, was the indirect  cause your lost post problem. By the sound of things you werenít seeing posts that everyone else, including Ron, could see. Thatís a textbook description of a caching issue.

The spikes?

They certainly wonít do your computer much good and itís likely that a cut in power, and the subsequent crash, was the root cause of your issue Ė possibly corrupting some of the system files. If that happened the system would attempt a repair which may reset the computer settings to default after a crash and could have led to the disappearing posts.

If your PC is running ok now but youíre still having power issues thereís a cheaper, and better, alternative to buying a laptop. Try to source a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply), itís basically an external battery that keeps your PC alive if the power drops. An added bonus is that it has in built surge protection, which laptops donít generally have. Thatís a good thing because a spike or surge has the potential to blow the guts out of a laptop OR a PC.

Comparing Nashville with New Orleans?

Comparing them isnít a problem Karen, the problem comes if the comparison results in the belief that they were both the same Ė in that regard there really isnít any comparison.

The Oil spill?

In my opinion itís far worse than weíre being told, we may find out next week that the spill is actually bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill and far bigger than BP have reported . In addition, BP will stick to the 75 million cap on additional costs unless your government gets its finger out and raises the cap to the proposed 10 billion that some Dems are calling for. If that doesnít happen the Ďloss of livelihoodí claims will either not be paid or the government will have to pick up the tab.

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2 posted 05-23-2010 02:09 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I just sit here wondering how many times a tap dancer will get stepped on the toes before they cease to dance.

That spill is way worse than anyone can imagine.  We had a very small one here, and it killed wildlife, and actually changed the shoreline where it happened beyond recognition.

My heart goes out to you, and you are allowed to rant and rave all you want, you earned that right.

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3 posted 05-23-2010 05:00 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sometimes, sweetheart, there just isn't any comparison other than "a tragic happening at mankind's hand." And then we question the volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornados...all at the whim of nature, bless her very soul.

It is far too simple for others to quip "well, move"...and yet, look around. What other place offers what you give to it...probably none. To remove Serenity from Louisiana is probably a non sequiter and I, for one, would not expect that from you OR your family.

But yet it could come, and might be, and let this Sis say just this - wherever one lands, one is never truly rooted when taken from their birthing spot.

I know. Still, transplants can become very special...

so let me know, okay?

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4 posted 05-23-2010 06:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Karen, I'm surprised to know that your feeling were hurt by the Nashville thread but I can't understand why. It was not a comparison between the two. Both were disasters. The only point brought up was that Nashville was pretty much ignored by both the administration and the press.  That has nothing to do with New Orleans. If you check you will find more references to Haiti and the constant news coverage and pleas for support than to New Orleans.

No one has belittled the tragedy that struck New Orleans and the hardships that you and all of the other residents went through - and are still going through. Why speaking about another area where tragedy has just struck should somehow hurt your feelings is beyond me but it certainly wasn't intentional, believe me.
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