Merry Christmas #ScroogeMcFuckup


Congratulations Barnes and Noble, you suck worse than Amazon!

People purchasing books from B&N have started to use calibre to strip the DRM, because of actions by B&N as well as other ‘providers’. You ‘own’ the book, you paid for the book, or even on ‘freebied’ day that is STILL bought, because amazon and others consider that a ‘verified PURCHASE’. I have seen several forums where they strip the DRM just because of B&N and amazon and yes even Google Books because of this crap. One particular one said lost 10 customers between her, her mother, and everyone she knows that has a nook or any dealings with them.  Yes, Amazon has a nasty reputation for remote deleting the content off of your device and for rewriting the definition of the word “buy”.  But even if you do NOT have current cc info on your account, not even amazon gift card amount of any type at all, a FREE book WILL still go through. Now, what happens afterwards at any point is another matter. B&N will NOT do any of this AND they are also DRM locked. The writer can choose not to apply Digital Rights Management (DRM) software to the digital file download of Google books.{They have to choose that by going to the book catalog by selecting the title and settings under distribution and unchecking the box labeled DRM Enabled. And there’s template-level setting to disable DRM for any new books. {Google uses Adobe Content Server 4 using one time authentication per reading system, and those devices can then request ACS4-encrypted EPUB or PDF files via a Google-provided API. {Note that due to technical limitations, large DRM-enabled books (greater than approximately 128 MBs) will not be made available for download.}

FYI  Humble Bundle and Smashwords are both DRM free. Most authors on smashwords offer their books in all formats therefore kindle readers can buy them and nook owners and those without readers can get versions for computer reading. I heard that Baen Ebooks has lots of 100% DRM free and reasonably-priced e-books; I don’t recall personally have any dealings with them but if you are looking for DRM free just saying.

So, either get the books, preferable DRM free, but somewhere where they can be downloaded/accessed when you get around to it. As someone who has over 15000 ebooks JUST on amazon cloud, there is no way to know just what books get deleted without me knowing because well duh I’d know but I don’t because they don’t publicize it and I would’t have any idea with that many books.

Before, when I was on windows {and again when I get mine back up} had calibre and a couple or more ‘change format’ programs plus just on windows had Narrator and Speakonia for audio. My tablet has android so it has Talkback and @readaloud, and have newer chromebook {Acer Chromebook 15} which has ability to use more and more android apps, BUT have YET to be able to make it vocally read to me. It also has Chromevox Classic {mine is newer and simply called Chromevox} but have YET to be able to make it read to me, other than reading the screen re directions and page info, but as for a sentence or periodical or heaven forbid an actual book, NOPE. Pretty bad when you realize I used to be a computer tech, so just saying.

There are various ones that have text to speech but have only found ones that you have to highlight what you want read for it to do that; for a book, yeah NOT really feasible. Still working on NOT chromevox etc but Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice and/or Talkback, or both, to get to working for reading a book {epub for chromebook, it still won’t read on kindle cloud, no reader or system will}.

Sen. Vinehout running Gov Wisconsin, too stupid know how Google Convention V information?!

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, expressed concern over the scope such a convention could take. Really? Why doesn’t she FIRST actually READ what it is supposed to do, and what it can and can not do!

Article V’s Convention Mechanism is the Tool Given to the States to Check Federal Power. It is Not Controlled by Congress. History – Review James Madison’s Notes of the Convention for September 15, 1787. An earlier version of Article V gave Congress the power to propose amendments whenever two-thirds of both Houses deemed it necessary, or upon application of two-thirds of the state legislatures. At first glance, this sounds very similar to the current version of Article V. The difference between that version and the current version is in who does the proposing. We got the current version, *unanimously adopted by the Constitution’s drafters*, requiring Congress to call a convention of the states for proposing amendments upon application of two-thirds of the states. So…the men who WROTE IT ALREADY decided that it COULD and probably WOULD be needed and so PUT IT IN THE CONSTITUTION.

Each state chooses its own delegates regardless of what body calls the convention. Conclusion: The states control the Article V convention process from beginning to end. Congress’ role is limited to issuing the “call,” once it receives 34 applications for a convention on the same topic. The “call” simply sets the date, time and location of the meeting. The state legislatures control the selection and commissioning of their convention delegates. No matter who proposes the amendments, the requirement of 38 states for ratification is a guarantee that only amendments supported by the vast majority of the American people can become part of our Constitution.The Scope of an Article V Convention Can Be Limited. Article V naysayers claim that at an Article V Convention, our entire Constitution will be thrown open for surgery—including our Bill of Rights. This is wrong as a matter of fact, precedent, and logic. Fact – Over 400 applications for an Article V Convention have been filed. The reason we have never had one is because there have never been 34 applications seeking a convention for the same purpose. This fact demonstrates that the purpose or scope specified in the applications do matter, and only when 34 states agree to convene on a given topic will the Convention even be triggered.*Precedent – When states convene, they always have a particular purpose and specified topic. The purpose of the 1787 Convention was to “render the Federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Union.” The purpose of the Annapolis Convention was to address trade barriers between states. *

Logic – Official meetings of any kind always have a stated purpose and/or agenda. There is just no other rational way to conduct business. Conclusion – The Convention of States Project application limits the scope of an Article V Convention to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and set term limits for its officials and members of Congress. States can instruct their delegates to entertain only a more narrow scope of proposals, but they cannot broaden the topic beyond that identified in the 34 triggering applications. Contrary conclusions have no basis in fact, law or history. There are Numerous, Redundant Safeguards on the Article V Convention Process. (1)The scope of authority for the convention is defined by the topic specified in the 34 applications that trigger the convention. These applications are the very source of authority for the convention to begin with. Any proposals beyond that scope would be out of order, and any single delegate could object to their consideration. (2)Even if not a single convention delegate objected to an out-of-order proposal, and/or even if the convention delegates had installed a parliamentarian who refused to sustain an objection, state legislatures can recall any delegates who exceed their authority or instructions. This is because convention delegates are the agents (a legal term of art) of their state legislature and are subject to the instructions given by their state legislature. As a matter of basic agency law, any actions taken outside the scope of a delegate’s authority would be void. (3)Even if a majority of convention delegates went rogue, and state legislatures failed to stop commissioners from acting beyond their powers, and Congress nevertheless sent the illicit amendment proposals to the states for ratification, the courts would declare the proposals void. While the courts don’t have a wonderful track record in interpreting broad constitutional language, they do have an excellent track record of enforcing clear, technical matters of procedure and agency law. (4)Even if ALL of those protections failed, it borders insanity to think that 38 states (the requirement for ratification) would ratify an amendment proposed under these circumstances. Voting at an Article V Convention Will Be On a One-State, One-Vote Basis.This is a matter of precedent. The universal precedent for voting at an interstate convention is on a one-state, one-vote basis. It is not a convention of delegates but a convention of states. This is the reason Article V did not need to specify the number of delegates to be sent by each state. The states can send as many delegates as they like, but each state only gets one vote.

For someone who has put their hat in the ring to run for governor of that state, it is INEXCUSABLE that she has no knowledge and has obviously not even attempted to research this matter. I would ‘humbly’ suggest that she, at the very LEAST, try a wonderful new thing called ‘GOOGLE’! You know, I just bet they even have the text of the Constitution AND the Bill of Rights, in case she claims THOSE are hard to find, too.

Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology) by Captivating History


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The Capitoline Wolf with Romulus and Remus stands in front of historic City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. The statue was an official gift from the Roman Governor, by a signed order of the Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini and was presented when Chatillion Corporation Silk Mills of Milan, Italy relocated to Georgia’s Rome in 1929. The statue is an exact replica of the Etruscan art that stands in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on Campidoglio (Ancient Capitoline Hill) in Rome, Italy. The mythical tale of Romulus and Remus has all the makings of a modern day epic. The twins were sons of Mars, the god of war, and Rhea Silvia, daughter of King Numitor of Alba Longa. King Numitor was overthrown by his brother, Amulius, who then ordered Romulus and Remus to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman found and raised them. Romulus and Remus grew and after
reclaiming Alba Longa for King Numitor, the brothers began plans for a city near the site of their rescue on the banks of the Tiber. During a quarrel over the city’s name, Romulus killed Remus. He then built the city giving it his name.

The statue’s first years in Georgia’s Rome were not without controversy. While most people appreciated the statue and considered it a work of art, many others were offended by it and felt it was shocking and not something to be viewed by ladies and children. Often, when important events were scheduled at the City Auditorium, the twins were diapered and the wolf was draped. In 1933, one of the twins-no one ever knew whether it was Romulus or Remus {*personally not quite sure why, the 2 are not the same, the placement of legs and other things different} – was kidnapped from the pedestal. Neither kidnapper nor the twin was ever found, but through the efforts of the Rome Rotary Club and the International Rotary, another twin was sent from Italy to replace the missing one. War left its mark on the Capitoline Wolf and her adopted human babies. When Italy declared war on the Allies in 1940, threats to dynamite and destroy the statue became so numerous that the Rome City Commission ordered the statue removed and stored for safety.In 1952 a movement was started by citizens and art lovers to restore the statue and on September 8, 1952, after an absence of twelve years, the 1,500-pound statue of the Capitoline Wolf was again placed on its pedestal in front of City Hall. The Capitoline Wolf was involved in an event of historic significance on July 16, 1996 when the Olympic Torch paused at the statue on its way to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. A bronze marker by local artist Tim Rush has been placed on the lawn of City Hall to commemorate this moment in time.

NOW…why am I writing about this, well besides it is interesting to some? I did a review for Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology) on amazon, and in their usual say nothing screw everything up for no reason way, they deleted it. I also had a LOT less information there, in particular the personal stuff so shouldn’t have been that, either, but again in their usual way, it’s anyone’s guess as to why they publish, help publish, and/or promote total CRAP and yet when have attempted to do review/s on THOSE books, I violate their TOS supposedly just by QUOTING from the book {because, as said, the ‘book’ or series of ‘books’ are total crap filth that would make a porn star go huh?} What did I post in the review on Amazon before they deleted it for no reason? That this one in particular reminded me of growing up around Rome, Georgia {it’s technically considered by some to be a suburb or Atlanta, as is Marietta which is on the other side of Atlanta} because spend all of junior high and 3/4 of high school in Rome, the City of Seven Hills {both Ga and the one overseas is considered that}. Posted a review on amazon but it was deleted {wrongly} so will post the full and complete review on my wordpress, and most of the version {again} on gr. I just basically said there/then that I grew up around there, was aware of the statue, and found that part and others interesting…and posted a picture {that one up above}.

Kindle Unlimited, but got it on a freebie day; these books {Captivating History} this one in particular reminded me of growing up around Rome, Georgia with that statue or the mother Wolf and Romulus and Remus; many replicas were given to various ‘sister cities’ from Italy to Rome{s}…Rome GA, Rome NY, etc. This was a blast from the past in several ways.

Introducing: Captivating Stories and Facts of Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures

In this book, you will discover many fascinating aspects of the Roman gods, goddesses, and mythological creatures. Each of the first six chapters begins with a narrative scene which helps bring the legendary and mythical characters to life.

In chapter 1, you will find the seeds of legitimacy that Virgil planted regarding the Trojan connection to Rome. In chapter 2, you will learn about the foundation of Rome by the semi-divine, wolf-suckled brothers, Romulus and Remus. This chapter will also explore the myth of Aeneas’s son. In chapter 3, you will learn about the gods of Roman origin as well as Roman mythological creatures. Chapter 4 focuses on the Etruscan influence on Roman mythology. The Greek influence on Roman mythology is the topic of chapter 5. In chapter 6, the book will investigate the Celtic influence and see how the gods of the Celts were melded with the Roman pantheon in creative ways. Finally, in chapter 7, you will discover the potential truths behind the Roman gods, goddesses, and creatures. Every myth had a beginning, and in this chapter, explore some of the possibilities.

Just some of the questions and topics covered in this book include
The Trojan Connection What History and an Analysis of Myth Tell Us Founding of Rome Purely Roman Gods The Creatures of Roman Mythology Borrowings from Etruria Influence of the Greek Pantheon Greek Creatures Adopted by the Romans Celtic Potpourri Roman Conquests of the Celts Truth Behind the Roman Gods.

OTHER BOOKS {not all show on goodreads, some to all do or should on amazon}

World War 2: A Captivating Guide from Beginning to End (The Second World War and D Day Book 1)
D Day: A Captivating Guide to the Battle for Normandy (The Second World War and D Day Book 2)
Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. Churchill
Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR
Churchill and Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Franklin and Winston
Adolf Hitler: A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of Nazi Germany
Jackie Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
John Kennedy: A Captivating Guide {coming very soon}
Korean War: A Captivating Guide to the Korean War History
Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor


World History: Captivating Stories of Events That Shaped Our Planet (Forgotten History, History of the World, History Books)
Haitian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Abolition of Slavery
Maya Civilization: A Captivating Guide to Maya History and Maya Mythology (Mayan Civilization, Aztecs and Incas Book 1)
Aztec: A Captivating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan (Mayan Civilization, Aztecs and Incas Book 2)

Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology)
Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs
Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 1)
Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 2)
Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 3)
Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, and Norse Mythology (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 4
Greek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals (Greek Mythology – Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology Book 1)
Norse Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the Vikings (Greek Mythology – Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology Book 2)
Egyptian Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals (Greek Mythology – Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology Book 3

5x No hand on heart Draft dodger VS NFL

WTH does trumpedup even know about football {or actual military service}. The 5 time draft dodging fake bone spur {so ‘bad’ he couldn’t even remember WHICH leg SUPPOSEDLY in}, bought {more likely leveraged, the no class middle class supposed billionaire’s tax returns prove lower middle class income and that is with a spouse who doesn’t work} the ‘buying’ in 1983 of a football team {New Jersey Generals} in the USFL {a 12 team organization}, when it was railroaded to switch to fall games in direct competition of NFL versus the usual spring, which went bankrupt/folded less than 2 years later.

As usual, the only thing #LOSERdonald knows is how to bankrupt something, lie, and lose lawsuits over myriad ‘businesses’, fake ‘universities’ and insult people, regardless of his orange clown makeup, tiny hands and even tinier/miniscule ‘brain’, and in need a pacifier to stick in that ‘alternative facts’ noise maker of a blowhard whiny baby complainer of a toy soldier playing take his toys home from sandbox when someone tries to make him see actual reason, while not knowing nor caring the first thing about the U.S. Constitution, the Amendments, the LAW, the Supreme Court{s} or America {except to dry, we hope dry, hump the Flag}. BTW @realdonaldtrump , it should be @WhinyBabyDonnieJohn / #DrumpfLoser *

*Frederick Trump’s March 1896 naturalization form on which his signature was rendered Trump, but proven that name change not at Ellis Island, but sometime during the 1600s, Trump’s German ancestors INCLUDING his father were named Drumpf, and his mother was an IMMIGRANT from Scotland, which ‘tradition’ he carried on by marrying {illegal} immigrants.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,'” Trump said. “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.” The president followed up on Twitter Saturday afternoon. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect. … our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”

5x DraftDodger NOTsaluteOutUniform UnConstitutional ? U HAND OVER ❤️

5xDraftDodger UnConstitutional hands over THEIR heart/veteran, who the SON of a BITCH

replying to @kveelee
#1 5xDraftDodger not military SHOULD know NOT salute out uniform & hand NOT over #2 hand NOT over #3 hand NOT over PROOF you BOTH HATE USA

Replying to 

woah stupid MUCH YOUR right FREE SPEECH is bitching OTHER’S rights to free speech You stupid as a brick but not even half as useful

CNN’s Jake Tapper wryly tweeted on Saturday that Trump is “focusing like a laser on the major problems of the American people: black professional athletes with opinions.”



We now return you to the regularly scheduled apocalypse.


Acts 1:20
“For it is written in the book of Psalms: ‘May his dwelling be deserted; let there be no one to live in it,’ and, ‘May another take his office.’

Was reminded of a ‘joke’ yesterday. God is giving out instructions about the Apocalypse, and Revelations, trying to explain to people what to look for.

John: *writes Revelations* Lord, the End is signaled by trumpets? God: No, Trump/Pence John: Right. Trumpets. God: Fine. They’ll know.

With the really real threat of a narcissistic bully who preys on females, a twitter twit who throws out twitter eggs to a nuclear power {North Korea} that is definitely not one of our allies {although he’s pissed all of them off, too}, a moron who has the nuclear codes, an orange toupee-d disgrace to to America, the Constitution, the Amendments, The U.S. Supreme Court and the State Supreme Courts, a functionally illiterate child  in so called power in the White House {which position is currently under investigation for his and his vice president’s and others’ Russian collusion and help with that}, a xenophobic irreligious misogynistic homophobic anti LGBT vet deriding 5 time draft dodging disabled mocking idiot of a failed Barnum there’s a sucker born every minute snake oil salesman on a carnival sideshow of freaks {AKA Republicans in House and Senate etc} who is morally, ethically, and financially bankrupt as his ‘brain’…yes, this song comes up.


Hotmail, not hot, no decent ‘outlook’ & not ‘Live’ but DOA.

I would really like to know WHY I am told I can NOT block email FROM my email address, the ones sent specifically to me, but SUPPOSEDLY BY me. I don NOT, NOR have I EVER sent myself email from a particular email address to the same email address, because well basically what would be the BLOODY REASON. If someone does that for backup reasons, that is what ‘sent’ email is for, and also why I have OTHER email accounts {one yahoo, a couple or so gmail, and the stupid hotmail}.

AGAIN, why would’NT I want to block mail from myself, BECAUSE I DO NOT NOT SEND BLOODY EMAIL TO MYSELF, and OTHERS do not send email FROM that address, UNLESS SPAMMERS/PHISHERS, AND Hotmail, Outlook, ‘Live’ and whatever else pitiful excuse Microsoft has and IS does NOTHING to STOP this crap.

Send it to spam? NOPE, can’t send stuff ‘from’ me to spam. Block it? NOPE, can’t block ‘me’. Block the email or domain coming from, after having to click around for about 10 minutes to get it to pull up? NOPE AGAIN, does NOT block them or hinder them in any way. How do I KNOW? Because I spent an HOUR PLUS just yesterday blocking the domains, not just the first part of the sender but the part after the @, that’s the domain. Did NOTHING.

Hotmail, you ain’t ho’; you fizzed out and LOST the plot AND the email ‘wars’. YOU SUCK!.