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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Hitting a little too close to home for sure.
    I have been in this house for almost 24 years. In that time there have been 2 shootings in the general area. Both have been in the last three months.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The helicopter has stopped circling and they have now said there is no threat to the public. Fortunately the office the shooting occurred is 50 yards from the hospital. They are saying both victims are in the hospital emergency room but are giving no other details.
    Hitting a little too close to home for sure.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Stay safe my friend.


    The helicopter has stopped circling and they have now said there is no threat to the public. Fortunately the office the shooting occurred is 50 yards from the hospital. They are saying both victims are in the hospital emergency room but are giving no other details.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Sorry to hear that. Stay safe my friend.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    For the last two hours my house has been repeatedly buzzed by a low flying helicopter. Finally decided if the ol'interweb had info about what was going on. Turns out two people have been shot at a doctors office about a 1/2 mile from me. The suspect is at large.

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  • Martin
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    For the last two hours my house has been repeatedly buzzed by a low flying helicopter. Finally decided if the ol'interweb had info about what was going on. Turns out two people have been shot at a doctors office about a 1/2 mile from me. The suspect is at large.

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Well, I'll be a -----'s ---. I thought someone was yanking my chain for sure. ~Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Is there really a Short Story Day? ~Cap
    Yes, and it is today! Short Story Day (21st December) | Days Of The Year

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  • c marvel
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    Is there really a Short Story Day? ~Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I have an aversion to digital media. I have had many bad experiences with devices breaking, not supported, wrong file types, losing data*, not keeping a charge, and ultimately losing my money on purchased products which are no longer accessible and losing my time trying to correct technical issues.

    I just find those types of devices do not fit my demeanor and lifestyle. I still use my desktop and laptop for work and every-time I venture into the tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and mp-3 players, I end up becoming very frustrated with the experience.So I stopped.

    I find joy in browsing my bookshelves. I find joy in picking up my records, looking at the cover art, and sliding the vinyl out of its sleeve.

    Digital media has only broken my heart and spirit.

    *or the company I purchased from not maintaining their licensing rights!*


    I will add my aversion to e-books. I do not own Kindle but have held them and read from them. In general I have tried reading e books on my phone, I Pad and laptop. I do not like the tactile feel of reading anything of length in this manner. Adding another device would not be an acceptable solution even if the Kindle reading experience was an improvement over the I Pad. I have accepted that I will only read short stories via e book.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Just wanted to wish all my forum friends a happy and healthy Christmas and Holiday season.

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  • Ben Staad
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    To actually answer your question I have not tried a Kindle Paperweight. I have used multiple types of Nooks. I owned two of one type which had no back light and looked more like printed type. I liked those a lot but both stopped maintaining a charge and eventually stopped charging altogether. I did enjoy modifying the text size and the size and feel of those.

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  • Ben Staad
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    I have an aversion to digital media. I have had many bad experiences with devices breaking, not supported, wrong file types, losing data*, not keeping a charge, and ultimately losing my money on purchased products which are no longer accessible and losing my time trying to correct technical issues.

    I just find those types of devices do not fit my demeanor and lifestyle. I still use my desktop and laptop for work and every-time I venture into the tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and mp-3 players, I end up becoming very frustrated with the experience.So I stopped.

    I find joy in browsing my bookshelves. I find joy in picking up my records, looking at the cover art, and sliding the vinyl out of its sleeve.

    Digital media has only broken my heart and spirit.

    *or the company I purchased from not maintaining their licensing rights!*

    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    Hey Ben, any particular reason you don't do e-books? I don't know if you've ever tried a Kindle Paperwhite,..

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    No it does not. Not sure why either.

    Thanks for the note on Earth Abides and it's looking a lot like Christmas at your place. Looks good.
    Hey Ben, any particular reason you don't do e-books? I don't know if you've ever tried a Kindle Paperwhite, but if not, it's worth a look. You can set the font to any size you want, and the screen is very easy on the eyes, not at all like an iPad or phone.

    I think I'd need a second house if not for e-books. I don't know how much physical space this would take up, but my guess is...a lot

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  • Ben Staad
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    No it does not. Not sure why either.

    Thanks for the note on Earth Abides and it's looking a lot like Christmas at your place. Looks good.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    I enjoyed it. Earth Abides was probably my first end of the world book, along with I Am Legend. It's a very reflective book, I think. Keep an eye out, I'm sure a cheaper copy will pop-up. So Ben, your library System doesn't offer Interlibrary Loan Service?? That is weird.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    It's a good book, but dated now, as you'd expect. It's definitely worth reading, but I don't know that I'd fork over $35 for it, which is the cheapest hardcover I see right now.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/193672807363?...caAgQ7EALw_wcB
    I enjoyed it. Earth Abides was probably my first end of the world book, along with I Am Legend. It's a very reflective book, I think. Keep an eye out, I'm sure a cheaper copy will pop-up. So Ben, your library System doesn't offer Interlibrary Loan Service?? That is weird.

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