I've had to click on some of those "agree" terms of service, just to use Yahoo, and so have you to post here. I probably read most of the information, and weighed the do or don't agreement statements. If I'm correct, every website I use for personal, professional, employment, or purchasing products, have disclaimers on their websites that one must agree to their specific "terms of service."
It's know in CONsumer terms, that by agreeing that the entity offering you access to their site, they won't be on the hook if something goes wrong against you, your bank card, your personal information, etc. What is especially disconcerting is that some form or version of such a disclaimer is on many to several, or possibly all, government websites.
Let the cameras roll, and tell me what I'm wearing right now....Are you bored yet?
Of course it is, and remote access is easily available without the knowledge or permission of the owner of the electronic device.
The entire screen can be a camera, and also be an audio recording device. What would a reasonable person do? Duct tape their entire screen, to limit eyeballs peering in, but then they couldn't view anything? Old tech, so why are you stating the obvious now? SHEESH.
Unlawful, and probably Unconstitutional, of course. However; those who have such methods of prying and peering on folks do view every move, scratch, cough, and bowel movement session, etc. Woo Eee! That's gotta be a most boring job. Pays well, I'm sure.
The refrigerators most of us use to keep our food fresh is a modern day convenience. I doubt if the old "ice box" was a source of electronic monitoring, but keeping the food supply limited certainly was a way and a means of ensuring of everyone towing the line; so to speak.
Easy access to high fat convenience foods, have many of the developed countries with an increasing population of people who are "chubby." and a staggering amount who are "fat" to "obese," by clinical measurements. Bring back the 1980s, when being physically fit and of a reasonable weight was healthy.
When I see so many of our teens being 30 plus pounds overweight, I wonder how our military can find enough candidates to pass the basic medical exam.
Not exactly a news flash; it's a well know fact that oil, gold, and currency prices are what makes the global market.
When I was in grade school, The Pledge of Allegiance was said aloud by all students and the teacher, with the exception of the one classmate I recall who was either Jehovah's Witness, or a Seventh Day Adventist. She was excused from participating.
She also didn't participate in the Halloween parties, or any other birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving parties, or Christmas parties, and was excused from class.
I don't know if it were religion specific details which kept her from participating in fun times with other classmates,but she was excused from class, and presumably went home.
Your words: "
Of course, some faux patriots think they need to have a shotgun at the ready in case anyone so much as looks at the flag wrong. I care not for such azzhatery."
The bottom line message of the USA Constitution and associated amendments, AKA as the Bill of Rights, are very clear about the rights of USA citizens. The Second Amendment is clearly stated that the citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Back in the day it was written, the word "arms" was a reference to firearms, and not to the upper torso limbs of a human being or a USA citizen.
Not that my holding a shotgun, rifle, or pistol is going to make any difference against an MRAP moving down the streets anywhere in the USA, and operated by the USA military.
So why the big hoopla about gun CONtrol?
I can't believe the level of disrespect to our USA flag you have posted. The American Flag is much more than a piece of fabric, and our American Constitution is much more than written words on paper.
Clearly, your values and respect for important icons of our country and personal freedom differ greatly from mine.
And then we can retest the "chicken or the egg was first" debate.
I know you do use TWTR, and now it is being used.
Have you ever stopped to think that whatever is "tweeted" out by anyone might just be their opinion, or downright propaganda?
Facts based sources, and those agencies that are tightly lipped, avoid using social media except for providing a distraction.
Ya can't have it both ways.
I don't know one person who uses it, but the media mouths say they do. Now CNBC is raising the possibility of an foreign buyer, or it going private. How amazing that CNBC "reported" sweeping interest by several cos. in purchasing TWTR just a couple weeks ago. A leapfrog in the stock price happened, and now the reality check is being paid.
I recall a day when I was about 17 years old, and a gal who was about a year or two older than I was walked the street in a pretty skirt and top. She had confidence, style, and her own personal flair.
I admired her from a photographers perspective, but I didn't photo her, as I hadn't asked her permission to be photoed. Back then, it was a courtesy toask permission to photo anyone, in any public or private situation. Nowadays, every tool with a camera snaps away, and some try to catch a wave of the 15 minutes of fame.
On kinda/sorta the same vein:
What I see now in some of the folks who are much younger than I am, is a sense of entitlement, and expectation that promotions are automatic.
This erection for the "election" has been over for months.
Who is paid to dream up this #$%$?
Could be true, and highly possible.
However, with a best to my ability to ask most males who are attracted to females; when did the appreciative glance, and the occasional whistle at a woman passing by, become a sense of vulgar, or out of style?
And I saw a headline today that CoverGirl makeup now has a CoverBoy to sell their cosmetics.
And the few I experienced in Tonapah, NV, were at least semi sunny, and I recall the cold, as I was wearing a warm coat/jacket and light dress boots or sneakers, and my feet were very cold. As a woman who is from a cold, dark, dank, wet, and snowy place; I do know how to anticipate and dress for the weather; so to speak. I had no idea that Northern NV would be so cold on my pass(es) through those highways and byways.
I passed through Tonapah, NV, at least once, while road tripping. It's a high desert town that was cold, dusty, and windy during my short stay. The most interesting part of the most memorable visit was the conversation I overheard while having a meal at the local MCD.
The Best Western Hotel was clean, organized, and while my room was more than I wanted to pay, it was comfortable and easy to find.
Due to the lack of vegetation, I presume that Tonapah, NV receives more than enough sunlight, even on the coldest days.
I see the S&P has regained about 38% of the initial AM drop. No surprise to me, and probably not to most. Wouldn't be surprised to see a near green close; as the saying about cleanest shirt in the dirty laundry basket will be recycled.
Folks are accessorized for many reasons.
At some point, you'll throw in the towel; and admit that most of my observations of hair, attire, makeup, jewelry, spoken words or phrases, etc., do have a much broader meaning to some, than what is immediately in the eye and ear of the viewer/listener.
Please post the actual Fib levels.
And weren't those some flashy and sparkling earrings on Jackie this AM?
Not a chance. Off the LOD already, and the VIX is well under 20. Great tune, and I like this version.