Friday, May 28, 2010

Support the Border Fence!

After being prompted by NumbersUSA.com, I sent a fax to Obama and the following letter to ALL of my elected State and U.S. politicians, using the Tea Party PAC Citizen Action Center. I hope any readers will do the same! It's a free and quick way of getting your word out to all of your politicians in a couple of clicks!

Lenny Vasbinder

-----Original Message-----
From: donotreply@votervoice.net
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 4:25 PM
To: Leonard Vasbinder
Subject: Confirmation of: Support the Border Fence!

***Please do not reply to this email--this confirmation simply lets you know
that your message was sent.***

Leonard Vasbinder:

Your message has been sent to the following recipients:

* President Barack Obama
* Vice President Joe Biden
* Senator Mary Landrieu
* Senator David Vitter
* Representative Steve Scalise
* Governor Bobby Jindal
* Secretary of State Jay Dardenne
* Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
* Senator Conrad Appel
* Representative Kirk Talbot



The content of your message is as follows:

Dear [The message(s) you sent had each recipient's name here]:

SA 4177, the DeMint amendment to the Emergency Supplemental bill, would require the Obama administration to complete the 700 mile-long border fence within 12 months. I expect MY Senators to prove they support border security and protecting Americans by supporting this amendment.

Criminals are smuggling drugs, people, and arms across the porous U.S. - Mexico border and the only way to help stop this trade is to complete construction of the southwest border fence. SA 4177 would ensure this occurs and recent data show the portion of the fence which has already been completed is helping to deter these smugglers. This helps keep Americans safe and helps put unemployed Americans, not illegal aliens, into American jobs. I expect MY Senators to prove their commitment to reducing border violence and putting Americans back to work by supporting SA 4177, Sen. DeMint's amendment to the Emergency Supplemental bill.

Further, for MY State elected officials and U.S. Representatives in Congress, I EXPECT YOU ALL TO DO EVERY THING IN YOUR POWER, INCLUDING WRITING SIMILAR LETTERS, PROPOSING LEGISLATION, CO-SPONSORING LEGISLATION AND ANY OTHER ACT NECESSARY TO START PROTECTING OUR BORDERS AND THROWING OUT ALL OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND MAKE THEM GET IN THE BACK OF THE LINE FOR RE-ENTRY.

Sincerely,

Leonard Vasbinder

WOW... I Just Watched Three GREAT Video's From Judge Andrew Napolitano That Also Covered The Constitution And ObamaCare

Well, the title pretty much says it all so here are the videos.

PART I


PART II


PART III

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama Tries To Blame President Bush AGAIN!!!!!

OMG... when will he start accepting responsibility for anything? What happened to leaders who say "The buck stops here!!!"? How can he say in one sentence that, "... for the past decade, the oil industry and MMS have been too cozy..." and in another sentence say that, "... Congress passed laws that gave MMS only 30 days to review environment studies... so the MMS would give them environmental waivers since MMS could not do the study in 30 days" and then try to blame President Bush's administration for the BP oil accident??? Doesn't he remember being a Senator in "Congress" since 2004 and doesn't he remember that the liberal-socialist democrats have controlled fully controlled ALL of Congress since 2006??? Basically, he admitted that the commie-lib Congress was also too busy getting rich off of oil company contributions... with Obama being one of the biggest recipients... and further admit that Congress writes the rules for the MMS and then still try to blame it on President Bush???

Only one thing to say about Obama... YOU'RE A BIG F-ING LIAR!!!!!

I'm sure, after he and his fellow liberal-socialist-progressive democrats drive our once great country into bankruptcy, he'll try to blame that on President Bush as well. What a P.O.S.!!!

Note - see yesterday's blog about how Obama will now be responsible for KILLING HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS because of his energy and environmental policies!!!

Obama is going to BURN IN HELL for the lies he is telling and the things he is doing!!! That's why I added the below YouTube videos!!!

Edit - Finally after pressure from reporters, Obama took responsibility for something done by him, his administration and his liberal-socialist-progressive Congress... but we all know he's still an f-ing liar about everything else!!!

Lenny Vasbinder





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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Please Reject The American Power Act

Please see the below email sent to my elected windbags in Washington, D.C. Please use the American Energy Alliance website link to join in this grass roots effort to stop Washington from passing another tax and spend program that will cost all of us a LOT more money. Washington politicians are like crack-head drug-addicts and the only way to get them to stop their habit is to cut them off and make them go through withdrawal. Part of this will happen in November but we can't wait until then!!!

Obama's administration has already raised the national debt by nearly FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS in his first 18-24 months in office, which is over a 40% increase in debt since he took office. The Liberal-Progressive-Socialist Democrat control of Congress has resulted in the national debt going up from $8.4 TRILLION at the end of 2006, when they took control of Congress, to over THIRTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS today, so it's nearly $5 TRILLION HIGHER than it was when they took control... in just 3-1/2 years.

It took our fiscally irresponsible, tax and spend politicians in Washington, D.C., from 1776 to 2000 to deficit spend the national debt to the $5 TRILLION level in 2000 and the Democrats in Congress DOUBLED this 224 years of combined deficits in just 3-1/2 years!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!

But that ain't nothing compared to what Congress and Obama are doing together where, if they aren't stopped, they will DOUBLE THE THIRTEEN TRILLION, TO TWENTY-SIX TRILLION BY THE END OF OBAMA'S SECOND TERM... IF WE DON'T STOP THEM SOON!!!

THIS HAS GOT TO STOP OR WE WILL BE BANKRUPT AS A COUNTRY... IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO TO YOURSELF, YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR GRAND CHILDREN???

Lenny Vasbinder

-----Original Message-----
From: donotreply@votervoice.net
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:44 PM
To: Leonard Vasbinder
Subject: Confirmation of: Please Reject the American Power Act

***Please do not reply to this email--this confirmation simply lets you know that your message was sent.***

Leonard Vasbinder:

Thank you for supporting our effort. We appreciate your interest and hope that you will consider helping us again in the future.

For more information about how you can help, please visit us at http://americanenergyalliance.org/

Your message has been sent to the following recipients:

* Senator Mary Landrieu
* Senator David Vitter
* Representative Steve Scalise

The content of your message is as follows:

Dear [The message(s) you sent had each recipient's name here]:

THIS IS JUST ANOTHER TAX AND SPEND P.O.S. LEGISLATION THAT YOU ALL ARE TRYING TO CRAM DOWN OUR THROATS... OR RATHER UP OUR ASSES. EVEN THE R.I.N.O., LINDSEY GRAHAM, WHO SUPPORTED THIS P.O.S. LEGISLATION IN THE BEGINNING, HAS ADMITTED THAT IT WILL RAISE TAXES ON ENERGY COMPANIES WHICH WILL BE PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS... AS ALL CORPORATE TAXES ARE PAID FOR BY THE PEOPLE WHO USE THEIR PRODUCTS.

Please reject all new energy taxes, including Senator Kerry and Lieberman's American Power Act. They can call it anything they want, but I see it for what it is - a massive tax on energy. Higher energy prices punish Americans and send jobs overseas. Why harm the economy even more when unemployment is already at 10 percent?

I urge you to stand up for me and other hard working Americans. Stop the giveaways to big businesses. It's tough enough for hard working Americans without the government propping up companies that cuddle up to Senator Kerry and Lieberman.

Enough is enough. America needs real energy leadership, not higher prices and more jobs overseas. Please reject Senator Kerry and Lieberman's plans to tax coal, oil, and natural gas, the source of 85 percent of our energy.

REPUBLICANS SHOULD GET THE JELLY OUT OF THEIR SPINES AND STAND UP AND FILIBUSTER THIS P.O.S. LEGISLATION.

BTW... P.O.S. MEANS PIECE OF SHIT, IN CASE YOU ALL ARE THAT INTERNET IGNORANT!!!

Sincerely,

Leonard Vasbinder

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stop the EPA's Global Warming Power Grab

See the below emails sent to my Representative and Senators, in Washington,
D.C., using the Americans For Prosperity Online Service...

http://www.capwiz.com/americansforprosperity/issues/alert/?alertid=14670271&type=CO

http://www.americansforprosperity.org/issues/epa





Give AFP a try and help me give the crooks in Washington HELL!!!

Lenny Vasbinder

-----Original Message-----
From: Americans for Prosperity
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:26 PM
To: Americans for Prosperity
Subject: Stop the EPA's Global Warming Power Grab

Thank you for using Americans for Prosperity Mail System.

Message sent to the following recipients:
Representative Scalise
Message text follows:

Leonard Vasbinder
6901 Veterans Memorial Blvd. #65
Metairie, LA 70003-4455


May 26, 2010

[recipient address was inserted here]


Dear [recipient name was inserted here],

The Environmental Protection Agency is an out-of-control bureaucracy
attempting an unprecedented power-grab, seeking to regulate every aspect of
our lives and take control of the U.S. economy by shoehorning greenhouse gas
regulation into the 1970 Clean Air Act. There is no imaginable worse tool
than the Clean Air Act, whose old fashioned, command-and-control regulations
would devastate the United States economy.

The devastating impacts of allowing EPA to continue with its proposed
regulations are easy to see. It is your responsibility as a Member of
Congress to stop them. Not by replacing Clean Air Act regulation with
another economically ruinous scheme like cap-and-trade, but with clean
pre-emption language that removes the threat. Codifying the "tailoring
rule" will not resolve this issue and should not be allowed to be offered as
a solution.

There are several bipartisan efforts underway that I urge you to support.
The most important is the joint resolution under the Congressional Review
Act, S.J. Res 26, which may pass the Senate and will need your strong
support. H.J. Res. 76 is the companion legislation in the House and I urge
to sign a discharge petition for House action. I also urge you to support
H.R. 391, legislation that would pre-empt EPA's alleged authority to
regulated greenhouse gases. If you do not do everything in your power to
stop the EPA, I will hold you responsible for what EPA does.

Sincerely,


Leonard Vasbinder
504-265-1678


-----Original Message-----
From: Americans for Prosperity
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:26 PM
To: Americans for Prosperity
Subject: Stop the EPA's Global Warming Power Grab

Thank you for using Americans for Prosperity Mail System.

Message sent to the following recipients:
Senator Landrieu
Senator Vitter
Message text follows:

Leonard Vasbinder
6901 Veterans Memorial Blvd. #65
Metairie, LA 70003-4455


May 26, 2010

[recipient address was inserted here]


Dear [recipient name was inserted here],

The Environmental Protection Agency is an out-of-control bureaucracy
attempting an unprecedented power-grab, seeking to regulate every aspect of
our lives and take control of the U.S. economy by shoehorning greenhouse gas
regulation into the 1970 Clean Air Act. There is no imaginable worse tool
than the Clean Air Act, whose old fashioned, command-and-control regulations
would devastate the United States economy.

The impacts of allowing EPA to continue with its proposed regulations are
easy to see. It is your responsibility as a Member of Congress to stop
them. Not by replacing Clean Air Act regulation with another economically
ruinous scheme like cap-and-trade, but with clean pre-emption language that
removes the threat. Codifying the "tailoring rule" will not resolve this
issue and should not be allowed to be offered as a solution.

I therefore urge you to co-sponsor and to vote for the Murkowski Resolution
under the Congressional Review Act, which would overturn EPA's proposed
regulations. If you do not do everything possible to stop the EPA, I will
hold you responsible for what EPA does.

Sincerely,


Leonard Vasbinder
504-265-1678

STOP The New Federal Biometric ID Mandate

Using the Tea Party PAC Citizen Action Center
http://teapartycac.com/index.php, then using the link near the top of the
middle of that page for MORE info on sending your politicians a letter, I
sent the following email to ALL of my elected windbags...

-----Original Message-----
From: donotreply@votervoice.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:40 PM
To: Leonard Vasbinder
Subject: Confirmation of: STOP The New Federal Biometric ID Mandate

***Please do not reply to this email--this confirmation simply lets you know
that your message was sent.***

Leonard Vasbinder:

Your message has been sent to the following recipients:

* President Barack Obama
* Vice President Joe Biden
* Senator Mary Landrieu
* Senator David Vitter
* Representative Steve Scalise
* Governor Bobby Jindal
* Secretary of State Jay Dardenne
* Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
* Senator Conrad Appel
* Representative Kirk Talbot


The content of your message is as follows:

Dear [The message(s) you sent had each recipient's name here]:

Terrorism. Illegal immigration. Identity theft. Drugs. Fraud.

Call me cynical, but whenever I hear anti-gun politicians talk about these
issues nowadays, I've come to expect a new thinly-veiled assault on our
Second Amendment freedoms.

Either they want to ban our guns, track our guns... Or track us.

Well, after years of watching our illegal immigration problem grow steadily
worse -- and watching our elected officials refuse to lift a finger in
response -- the politicians' "fix" is finally in.

It's a new Federal Biometric ID card.

That's right. Instead of controlling our borders, the politicians want to
control you and me. They want to give amnesty to illegal immigrants and make
us prove we're not criminals!

And President Barack Obama (D-SOCIALIST-IL), Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) and
Chuck Schumer (D-PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL-NY) are all working hand in glove to
ram this new scheme into law as part of their new "comprehensive immigration
reform" package.

PLEASE GO HERE http://www.nagr.org/BIDpetition1.aspx?pid=1 AND SIGN THIS
PETITION:

To my U.S. Congressman and Senators:

Whereas: Senators Lindsey Graham's and Chuck Schumer's illegal
immigrant amnesty proposal backed by President Obama includes provisions
requiring all American citizens to obtain a Federal Biometric ID card in
order to work in the United States legally; and

Whereas: This card could include untold amounts of personal
information (like gun ownership) and biometric tracking technology that
would allow government bureaucrats to track our every move: and,

Whereas: ID's are required to purchase firearms, the new Federal
Biometric ID mandate will almost certainly be used to create a national gun
registry; and,

Whereas: A Federal Biometric ID puts all liberty activists in danger
of politically-motivated airplane and other travel restrictions and
increases the likelihood of American citizens' personal information falling
into the wrong hands;

Therefore: I urge you oppose any legislation that includes provisions
for a new mandated Biometric ID card for American citizens.

Sincerely,

Leonard Vasbinder

Stop Cap and Tax!

Using the Tea Party PAC Citizen Action Center
http://teapartycac.com/index.php, then using the link near the top of the
middle of that page for MORE info on sending your politicians a letter, I
sent the following email to ALL of my elected windbags...

I hope you'll do that same!!!

Lenny Vasbinder

-----Original Message-----
From: donotreply@votervoice.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 1:03 PM
To: Leonard Vasbinder
Subject: Confirmation of: Stop Cap and Tax!

***Please do not reply to this email--this confirmation simply lets you know
that your message was sent.***

Leonard Vasbinder:

Your message has been sent to the following recipients:

* President Barack Obama
* Vice President Joe Biden
* Senator Mary Landrieu
* Senator David Vitter
* Representative Steve Scalise
* Governor Bobby Jindal
* Secretary of State Jay Dardenne
* Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
* Senator Conrad Appel
* Representative Kirk Talbot


The content of your message is as follows:

Dear [The message(s) you sent had each recipient's name here]:

"Stop Cap and Tax!"
Petition to the U.S. Senate

Whereas: Passage of the so-called Cap and Trade Bill would increase taxes
by $650 BILLION per year, virtually guaranteeing that our economy gets even
worse and NEVER recovers; and


Whereas: The resulting toll on our economy has been estimated at more than
one million lost jobs; and


Whereas: The result will be more government interference in business, and
more power to decide which businesses get favorable treatment; and


Whereas: This bill is yet another forcible taking of our personal freedom
by allowing for home inspections and monitoring of private citizens; and


Whereas: Passage of so-called Cap and Trade would give the federal
government unprecedented control over our lives;


Therefore: I urge you to vote against HR 2454, the so-called Cap and Trade
bill, or any other Cap and Tax legislation, at every opportunity, including
voting to maintain a filibuster.

As one of my elected officials, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO sign the petition at:

http://www.chooseliberty.org/capandtax1.aspx?pid=ct06

Sincerely,

Leonard Vasbinder



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Please SUPPORT The New Arizona Immigration Law!

Using the Tea Party PAC Citizen Action Center
http://teapartycac.com/index.php, then using the link near the top of the
middle of that page for MORE info on sending your politicians a letter, I
sent the following email to ALL of my elected windbags...

I hope you'll do that same!!!

Lenny Vasbinder

-----Original Message-----
From: donotreply@votervoice.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:12 AM
To: Leonard Vasbinder
Subject: Please SUPPORT the new Arizona immigration law!

***Please do not reply to this email--this confirmation simply lets you know
that your message was sent.***

Leonard Vasbinder:

Your message has been sent to the following recipients:

* President Barack Obama
* Vice President Joe Biden
* Senator Mary Landrieu
* Senator David Vitter
* Representative Steve Scalise
* Governor Bobby Jindal
* Secretary of State Jay Dardenne
* Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
* Senator Conrad Appel
* Representative Kirk Talbot


The content of your message is as follows:

Dear [The message(s) you sent had each recipient's name here]:

I'm writing to ask you to please SUPPORT the new law against illegal
immigration recently passed by Arizona, and to ENCOURAGE every single State
to pass the same law.

The simple fact is that the federal government has failed miserably at
protecting our borders and enacting sensible solutions that would protect
our states, counties and cities from bearing the enormous costs associated
with illegal immigration.

The first priority for any elected official is to make sure that the safety
and security of every American is well established. If our federal
government did its job, then Arizona wouldn't have to take this action, and
neither would any other State. You need to employ your leadership role as a
servant of THE PEOPLE to assure legislation is passed that will mirror that
of the illegal immigration legislation in Arizona.

Please, do the RIGHT thing -- SUPPORT the new law against illegal
immigration recently passed by Arizona, and ENCOURAGE every single State to
pass the same law. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Leonard Vasbinder

REJECT The United Nations "Small Arms Treaty"

Using the Tea Party PAC Citizen Action Center
http://teapartycac.com/index.php, then using the link near the top of the
middle of that page for MORE info on sending your politicians a letter, I
sent the following email to ALL of my elected windbags...

I hope you'll do that same!!!

Lenny Vasbinder

-----Original Message-----
From: donotreply@votervoice.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:05 PM
To: Leonard Vasbinder
Subject: REJECT the United Nations "Small Arms Treaty"

***Please do not reply to this email--this confirmation simply lets you know
that your message was sent.***

Leonard Vasbinder:

Your message has been sent to the following recipients:

* President Barack Obama
* Vice President Joe Biden
* Senator Mary Landrieu
* Senator David Vitter
* Representative Steve Scalise
* Governor Bobby Jindal
* Secretary of State Jay Dardenne
* Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
* Senator Conrad Appel
* Representative Kirk Talbot


The content of your message is as follows:

Dear [The message(s) you sent had each recipient's name here]:

I'm writing to ask you to REJECT ANY Anti-Gun agreements and Protect the
Second Amendment against the "Anti-Gun" United Nations "Small Arms Treaty"
and ANY "gun ban" agreement to repeal the Second Amendment to the
Constitution.

I the undersigned, as a citizen of the United States, do hereby demand that
you vote "NO" on the United Nations "Small Arms Treaty".

The Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote the
Second Amendment -- they were giving the people the right to defend
themselves against all threats -- including the threat of an oppressive
government at the State and Federal level.

The treaty calls for tougher licensing requirements. That means everyday,
law-abiding Americans will be subjected to even more bogus bureaucracy to
obtain a firearm. It is unfathomable that regular citizens would be treated
just like the criminals the treaty claims to protect us from. "The Small
Arms Treaty" will hijack and destroy all weapons that are classified
"unauthorized." What exactly classifies a firearm as "unauthorized" is up to
the liberal gun-haters. The treaty will ban the trade, sale, and private
ownership of all semi-automatic weapons. Clinton, Obama and their
anti-liberty commission are also calling for an INTERNATIONAL GUN REGISTRY
that would pave the way to eventually disarming every American citizen.

If history is an accurate guide, banning guns would only embolden criminals
and encourage crime leaving American's defenseless and allow the
uncontrolled and unacceptable to happen, making family security even worse
than it is now.

The United Nations "Small Arms Treaty" is a bad idea because it creates
armed criminals to prey upon law abiding citizens. Further, it would be
impossible to administer and even more unlikely to be enforced. Gun control
is about government controlling the people - NOT about making people safe.

That's what's at stake here. Our freedom. Our future.

The most important job you have to do right now is to protect U.S. citizens
Second Amendment rights. Like millions of Americans,

This issue is BLACK OR WHITE - there are NO "shades of gray." We need you to
protect Americans and their Right to Bear Arms. REJECT ANY Anti-Gun
agreements and Protect the Second Amendment against the "Anti-Gun" United
Nations "Small Arms Treaty"

I will be watching your vote on this issue very closely. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Leonard Vasbinder

Monday, May 24, 2010

First There Was Barack's Bullshit Bingo, Now There Is The Bullshit Protector!!!

First you read about Barack's Bullshit Bingo. Now, you are *hearing* about the Bullshit Protector. Here is the email political joke that was just sent to me...This man, 73, is wearing a protective flap over his ear while Senator Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars, I wish I could shake this man's hand. I just want to know where he got it....?



I'm pretty sure this protection will work when forced to listen to any politician spewing their BULLSHIT!!!
To be fair and balanced, I did some research on this Bullshit Protector and found out that this veteran actually was wearing it while listening to President George W. Bush during a speech in 2005 but since President Bush was kind of in his RINO stage in 2005, I probably agree with this veteran's sentiments. Here is Snopes' take on the issue. http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/earflap.asp

Lenny Vasbinder

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Why Does The LSM Report More About Concern For Animals Than Humans?

As most of you know, I grew up and live down in New Orleans... or N'Awlins as we pronounce it down here. Well, I've been watching the LSM (Lame Stream Media, aka left wing liberal media like ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, etc.) coverage of the BP oil rig accident and subsequent massive crude oil spill and looming ecological issues... possibly even a disaster... BUT WHY DOES THE LSM REPORT ON EVERY FISH, SEAGULL, TURTLE AND PELICAN and spend very little time reporting about the human effect?

Yeah... I know most of you are saying, but Lenny, they are reporting about the fisherman and oyster growers and shrimpers and tourist attractions that will be adversely affected by this accident... BUT THAT ISN'T WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!

I'm talking about all of the humans that will die of heat stroke or freeze to death due to their inability to pay their electric bills or buy heating oil. Literally, every year, hundreds of people die due to the high cost of energy and Congress and most of the Presidents have sat idly by while our country quit harvesting our own energy supplies, instead importing so much of it. We haven't built any nuclear power plants in decades. We haven't built any oil refineries nor have we done the amount of onshore and offshore exploration and drilling to keep up with our country's demands. Instead, we've sent trillions of dollars to countries that hate us in order to buy their energy.

Think about all of the jobs we would have today in the energy industry if our so-called leaders (aka spineless politicians) hadn't wimped out to the left wing bleeding heart tree-hugger's over the past few decades???

And what is our socialist President and bleeding heart liberal progressive Congress doing about our energy needs today? Thinking of new ways to tax energy in order to raise money for them to waste on their stupid-assed social programs instead of freeing up our energy industry to start drilling, mining, building nuclear power plants, etc... every thing that we know how to do in order to find and produce a LOT more energy today, which will result in much lower prices for us consumers...

... SO LESS PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE IN THE COMING SUMMERS AND WINTERS DUE TO THE HIGH ENERGY PRICES BROUGHT ON BY OUR SO-CALLED LEADERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WHICH WOULD SAVE HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS OF HUMAN LIVES IN THE COMING DECADES!!!

It's time to drill baby, drill! Refine baby, refine! Mine baby, mine and build baby, build (nuclear power plants) AND SAVE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN'S LIVES OVER THE COMING YEARS AND DECADES.

Now, that is what the LSM should be reporting instead of worrying about another turtle, fish or bird that is being affected by this accident.

That's the facts and my opinion... what's yours??? (Leave a comment and let me know)

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Help Stop the Secret Gas Tax

Please join me in signing American Solutions' "Stop the Energy Tax" petition, found here: http://www.americansolutions.com/energytax/gastax.php?source=friend

The Left wants us to drive our cars less, and they believe the way to achieve that is by raising the cost of gasoline. That's why they want to increase the gas tax.

But they don't want you to know.

They'll deny their latest proposal is a gasoline tax because it doesn't raise the current 18.4 cents per gallon Federal Gasoline Excise Tax. But the details of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act reveal a new tax on top of the existing gas tax.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a RINO (Republican In Name Only) who helped craft this new gas tax, admitted the higher costs for energy companies "will be passed on" to motorists at the pump.

Don't be fooled by their spin. They call it the American Power Act, but this bill is a gas tax on you and your family.

And OBAMA is using the BP oil spill accident to promote this re-named TAX AND SPEND SCHEME!!!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Why The Stock Market Seems To Be Doing So Well While The Country Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket!!!

I was just listening to Fox News Channel and finally heard an analyst explain why the stock market is doing so well regardless of the horrible economic conditions around America and the world.

I was Googling this recently trying to find a plausible answer and nothing was jumping right out at me so I was SOOOO HAPPPYYYY to finally hear the reason in a simple explanation. Hopefully, I can explain it here as well as it was explained on Fox News Channel... with a few other highlights of my own that weren't included in the Fox News Channel report.

1) The real estate market is still in the toilet so there are not nearly as many investment dollars going into real estate right now. (My highlight)

2) Interest rates are at near zero right now so folks are not investing their money in Treasury Bills, CD's, etc., since they would lose money earning less than 2% while inflation goes up more than 2% so you would actually lose money in T-Bills right now.

3) Stock markets and economic conditions outside of the USA are in worse shape than in the USA.

4) Oil, Energy and many other commodities are in a precarious situation since many industries have no clue what Obama's taxing and spending and deficits and outrageously growing national debt and the potential Cap And Tax carbon-taxing scheme is going to do to them. (My highlight)

5) That pretty much leaves the only place where people have a chance of making a decent return on their dollar as being in America's various stock markets, especially since Obama's Administration has deemed so many companies as "Too Big To Fail" so investors expect that even if a company starts to fail, Obama will just do more deficit spending to bail them out.... so almost ALL INVESTMENTS ARE BEING MADE IN THE STOCK MARKET RIGHT NOW.

This analyst then went on to explain that eventually, and probably soon, the Federal Reserve will have to start raising interest rates and when they do, a lot of people and companies will pull money out of the stock markets and move into other investments that will start paying higher interest rates. When this happens, this analyst says the stock markets will start to decline considerably!

This all makes perfectly good sense to me and now I know what to look for as a trigger for me to make my decisions!

I just wish I would have been paying better attention to this analyst's name so I could give him credit here.

Lenny Vasbinder

“THE NEW MINOR(ITY)... ANOTHER RIDICULOUS PROPOSAL... OR NOT?” - Another Article From My Old GeoCities Blog

(Originally written as a letter to the editor in the 1990's and then re-written for my GeoCities blog in 2003 and now here... as it's still applicable today!!!)

If so many "other adults" want to discriminate against 18, 19 and 20 year old adults, then those "other adults" should VOTE to raise the "age of majority" (adulthood) back up to 21 years of age.

Several things that will change or should be changed for "The New Minor(ity)":

1. The new "minor’s" will no longer be able to VOTE, join the military, sign the selective service card, get married, sign contracts or perform any other legal matter reserved for adults. Further, the new "minor’s" should not be allowed to become a legal guardian (parent) to a baby. If a new "minor" has, or fathers a baby, then one of each of the "minor’s" parents or guardians has to sign legal guardianship papers and agree to raise and support the "minor’s" and their baby until the "minor’s" reach the age of 21. One adult parent of the "minor mom" and "minor dad" must sign as legal guardians, making sure the rest of the taxpayers are not forced to pay for the acts of these new "minor’s". (Actually, this concept should be instituted today, even if the age of majority is not raised back up to 21.)

2. The new "minor’s" will be treated as juveniles for all criminal acts as long as they are "minor’s" (i.e.- Slapped on the wrist for most crimes.) Except, I propose creating a "three strikes and you’re out" and "nine innings" program where a new "minor" offender convicted "three times" or arrested "nine times" would be treated as an adult on all subsequent arrests and convictions. (This too would make sense today, even if the age of majority were not raised.)

3. The new "minor’s" should not be taxed in any way, shape or form, since our country was founded to prevent "taxation without representation". Since I don't see where any of the politicians represent the new "minor’s" and the new "minor’s" would not be allowed to VOTE, they should be tax exempt for all income earned and purchases made. (This should be made part of the tax code today.) (But we know that our "tax and spend" politicians are not going to exempt this large group of "minor" taxpayers, even though these same politicians have no problem passing age specific laws and prohibitions against this same group of "minor" taxpayers.)

4. The new "minor’s" will be tax deductible to parents for a few more years. Since the new "minor’s" will not be legally responsible for their actions until they reach the age of 21, their parents will be held responsible for any accidents, civil and criminal actions, debts, education, auto and health insurance, etc. Further, their parents will not be able to treat their new "minor" (18, 19 and 20 year old) children as adults either.

5. The new "minor’s" will not be able to control their own bank accounts or credit cards and would therefore require their parents to co-sign for everything the "minor’s" do. Further, the parents would have to accompany them on trips to the mall, stores, etc. to sign checks and credit card vouchers. This would affect all retail sales, car sales, etc. and would put additional strains on the leisure time of the American family.

6. Of course, the new "minor’s" will not be able to smoke, drink, gamble or buy a handgun, BUT HECK; they can’t do those things now. (Or at least not in the very near future with the way things are going.)

Obvious the above proposals are ridiculous. I think that all "18, 19 and 20-year-old adults" should have the same rights and privileges as any "other adult". Because of spineless politicians, special interest groups and the "other adults" (who sit quietly by and watch as this age discrimination takes place), many of the rights and privileges are being stripped, or have been stripped, from the new "minor(ity)".

I propose reversing this trend and giving back all of the adult rights and privileges to 18, 19 and 20 year olds and getting rid of this new "minor(ity)". Or we should VOTE to change the age of majority back to 21 years of age and strip anyone under 21 of all rights and privileges, granted to adults, and the responsibility that comes with those rights and privileges.

NOTICE:

ALL OF YOU SPINELESS POLITICIANS AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (i.e.-M. A. D. D., etc.) CAN NOW TELL ALL THE "OTHER ADULTS" TO STAND UP, FOR A FEW MORE YEARS, AND RAISE THEIR NEW "MINOR" CHILDREN AND THE BABIES THAT COME WITH THEM. FURTHER, YOU CAN TELL THE "OTHER ADULTS" TO PAY THE INCREASES ON THE FAMILY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICY THAT WILL INEVITABLY HAPPEN WHEN ALL OF THESE NEW "MINOR’S" ARE ADDED BACK TO THE FAMILY POLICY. THE "OTHER ADULTS" WILL HAVE TO HELP WITH THE SHOPPING AND GO TO TRAFFIC COURT AND JUVENILE COURT WITH THEIR NEW "MINOR" CHILDREN. THE "OTHER ADULTS" WILL ALSO BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR NEW "MINOR" CHILDREN UNTIL THEY REACH THE AGE OF 21, INSTEAD OF THE CURRENT AGE OF 18.

ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO RAISE THE AGE OF MAJORITY BACK TO 21?

Sarcastically yours... or not?

Lenny Vasbinder

Here's the original post on GeoCities, now archived on the Wayback Machine Internet Archive...

http://web.archive.org/web/20050214191609/www.geocities.com/LennyVasbinderPI/Politics_TheNewMinority

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Even More Ridiculous Proposal...Or Not? - Another Article From My Old GeoCities Blog

Here is another archived article I did on my GeoCities website years ago but with all of the "State's Rights" issues happening right now due to the illegal ObamaCare legislation that infringes on State's rights and citizen's rights, I thought I would re-post this old article here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050329022622/www.geocities.com/LennyVasbinderPI/Politics_Ridiculous

I originally wrote this Letter-To-The-Editor to several papers back when former President Clinton was proposing a Federalized DWI Law, which I thought was ridiculous, so I called this...

MY EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS PROPOSAL.. OR NOT?

Since everyone associated with Washington, D.C. (i.e.-FEDERAL POLITICIANS, NON-ELECTED FEDERAL JUDGES, WASHINGTON BUREAUCRATS, ETC.) want to tell the States, Parishes, Counties, Cities and the People how to regulate themselves, or face CUT-OFF or CUT-BACK of Federal Funds, why not just DISSOLVE ALL CITY, PARISH, COUNTY AND STATE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT? Then we can make all of the existing state and local laws, rules and regulations into federal laws, rules and regulations. Then we can just let everything and everyone be run by the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., since there is already the President, Congress and all the various Federal Agencies run by bureaucrats already.

NOTICE TO ALL CITY, PARISH, COUNTY AND STATE POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS AND EMPLOYEES:

If you do not want MY EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS PROPOSAL to eventually come true, then you better start showing some autonomy and follow the ideas and dictates of our Founding Fathers. Begin by immediately protesting any federalized proposal that contradicts or usurps our State, Parish, County and City laws, rules and regulations, and the beliefs of the majority of the people. For example, Louisiana politicians eventually raised the drinking age from 18 to 21, not by a vote or proposal by our people, but ONLY after federal threats of cutbacks in federal highway funds, and lobbying by special interest groups.

An 18, 19 and 20 year old is either a MINOR FOR ALL PURPOSES or an ADULT FOR ALL PURPOSES, which includes buying a beer. This has nothing to do with promoting drinking and driving or relaxing the existing DWI laws, as I am against that, but it is RIDICULOUS that the liberals in Washington, D. C. want to stop an 18 year old ADULT from buying a beer, even though these same 18 year old ADULT men are required under federal law to register for the selective service, be eligible for the draft and even go to WAR for our country. These same 18-year-old ADULTS have the right to vote which many politicians seem to forget!

NO POLITICIAN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. OR ANY STATE that I know of has ever proposed a criminal law against two minor teenagers that have sex and make an illegitimate baby! Which is more detrimental to society? The 18 year old ADULT who buys a beer or the unmarried teenage moms with illegitimate babies. Once again, I am not saying it is O. K. to drink and drive, only that a LEGAL ADULT should have all the other rights and privileges as any other LEGAL ADULT, since two minors can legally make illegitimate babies without any legal repercussions. IN FACT, WE END UP PAYING THEM TO DO IT, VIA WELFARE AND OTHER SOCIAL PROGRAMS.

The latest reported statistics claim that there were 40,000 traffic fatalities and the overwhelming majority WERE NOT caused by drunk drivers, and of the ones that were caused by drunk drivers, the average blood alcohol content was 0.17%. In that same year, there were an estimated 1,000,000 abortions, and more than 20,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade, yet when our State tried to curb these irresponsible people, the Courts said NO!

Irresponsible people having un-protected sex and using abortion as a means of birth control are far more detrimental to society than an 18 year old ADULT buying a beer.

DISCUSSION POINTS:

THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, who were, and still are much wiser than most of the current politicians, was that each State should have autonomy without an overpowering and encumbering Federal Government telling them or their people how to run THEIR STATE. This was intended so that States would be different as far as laws, rules and regulations are concerned, so that each State would have to compete for business, industry and even to attract and retain its tax paying citizen base. For example, if one State started taxing and regulating people too much more than another neighboring State, those people, businesses and industry could move to the less burdensome State. These types of market forces would have caused States to compete with lower taxes, better schools, better police and fire protection, better roads, etc., in order to attract and retain more people and businesses. This same analogy applies to Cities, Parishes and Counties within any given State.

I think that the way the Federal Government is now collecting the money (i.e.-our tax dollars) and only giving it back to us if we "stay in line" with Washington, D. C. is RIDICULOUS, and against the original intent of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution of The United States.

IF THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN ANY GIVEN STATE WANT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TELL THEM HOW TO LIVE, WORK AND RAISE THEIR CHILDREN, THEN THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE TO DISSOLVE THEIR CITY, PARISH, COUNTY AND STATE GOVERNMENTS AND GO UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL. THE PEOPLE IN THAT STATE, THAT DO NOT AGREE WITH FEDERAL CONTROL OF THEIR STATE ARE FREE TO MOVE TO ANOTHER MORE FAVORABLE STATE.

NOTICE TO CITIZENS:

IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE ABOVE TO HAPPEN, START TELLING YOUR CITY, PARISH, COUNTY AND STATE LAWMAKERS AND BUREAUCRATS TO STAND UP TO WASHINGTON, D. C. (many cannot, due to being so spineless) AND DO WHAT OUR CITIZENS WANT, NOT WHAT SOME FEDERAL JUDGE, POLITICIAN OR BUREAUCRAT WANTS US TO DO!

For example, tell our ELECTED Sheriffs and Judges to stop releasing prisoners due to some liberal Federal judges ruling and just pack the convicted criminals into the jails until the seams are bulging. WATCH THE CRIME RATE GO DOWN THEN! It should not cost the taxpayers $25.00 to $40.00 per day to house convicted criminals while they serve out their punishments. Until our elected Sheriffs and Judges start standing up for STATES RIGHTS, we will continue to pay huge amounts of money to give these convicts free living space, free meals, free medical treatment, free recreation, etc., etc.

I KNOW THAT SOME OF THIS SOUNDS RIDICULOUS AT FIRST BUT RE-READ THIS LETTER AND START THINKING ABOUT THE OVERALL MESSAGE. IT ACTUALLY STARTS TO MAKE SENSE!

Lenny Vasbinder

P.S.-This writer has no financial interest in any alcohol beverage outlet, but is very interested in RIDICULOUS government policies and against the ever-growing size of the Federal Government.

Here is the Preamble of The Constitution and The Brittanica Concise Reference excerpt from Yahoo!

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

The Brittanica Concise Reference from Yahoo! Reference site explains the Constitution as follows:

(Pay particular attention to the 2nd Paragraph)

Fundamental law of the U.S. federal system of government and a landmark document of the Western world. It is the oldest written national constitution in operation, completed in 1787 at a convention of 55 delegates who met in Philadelphia, ostensibly to amend the Articles of Confederation. Because ratification in many states hinged on the promised addition of a Bill of Rights, the Constitution was not fully certified until 1791.

The framers were especially concerned with limiting the power of the government and securing the liberty of citizens. The Constitution's separation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, the checks and balances of each branch against the other, and the explicit guarantees of individual liberty were all designed to strike a balance between authority and liberty.

Article I vests all legislative powers in the Congress--the House of Representatives and the Senate. Article II vests executive power in the president. Article III places judicial power in the hands of the courts. Article IV deals, in part, with relations among the states and with the privileges of the citizens, Article V with amendment procedure, and Article VI with public debts and the supremacy of the Constitution. Article VII gives ratification terms. The 10th Amendment restricted the national government's powers to those expressly listed in the Constitution; the states, unless otherwise restricted, possess all the remaining (or "residual") powers of government. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states. (All subsequent amendments have been initiated by Congress.) Amendments proposed by Congress must be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures or by conventions in as many states. Twenty-seven amendments have been added to the Constitution since 1789. In addition to the Bill of Rights, these include the 13th (1865), abolishing slavery; the 14th (1868), requiring due process and equal protection under the law; the 15th (1870), guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race; the 17th (1913), providing for the direct election of U.S. senators; the 19th (1920), instituting women's suffrage, and the 22nd (1951), limiting the presidency to two terms. See also civil liberty, commerce clause, Equal Rights Amendment, establishment clause, freedom of speech, judiciary, states' rights.

Sincerely,

Lenny Vasbinder

"NUKE First, Ask Questions Later" - My 9/11 Memorial Song Written In 2001 On My GeoCities Site


In the hours and days following 9/11/2001, I was very serious about NUKING them damn Terrorists. I started writing a Song based on the last words of an e-mail I sent out on 9/11/2001. When I wrote this I was serious but I am glad we were able to kick their butts without the need for Nukes and with minimum American casualties.

Here is a re-print of the actual e-mail:

-----Original Message-----

From: Leonard Vasbinder

Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:54 AM

Subject: NUKE FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

I, Lenny Vasbinder, am sick and tired of all these little piss-ante third world countries or their wannabe leaders kicking USAround. I hereby call for complete and total annihilation of the capital cities of each and every country that harbors or fosters terrorism. I don't remember US talking to other world leaders before we NUKED Japan after they attacked US. I won't stop this battle cry until the USA stands up and starts kicking some towelhead ass.

NUKE FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

Based on those words I started writing some of the original lyrics which ultimately led to the following song.

NUKE FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

(Written by Lenny Vasbinder 09-12-2001 thru the end of 2001)

YOU MAY HAVE GOTTEN OUR WORLD TRADE CENTER,

BUT AMERICA WILL SURVIVE_______.

OSAMA BIN LADEN, YOU BETTER START PRAYING,

CAUSE WERE COMING FOR YOU DEAD OR ALIVE__.


YOU GOT FOUR PLANES_, THE PENTAGON_,

AND THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS___.

BUT NOW YOU’RE HIDING OUT IN CAVES

WITH THE HELP OF THE TALIBAN___.


(chorus one)

IF YOU ARE A TERRORIST NATION,

YOU’RE GONNA FACE ANNIHILATION,

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HATER, WE’LL

NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

(b/g-NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER! repeat twice)


ALL YOU LITTLE TERRORIST PUNKS,

WE’VE BEEN TAKING YOUR CRAP FOR YEARS__,

BUT NOW YOU’VE PISSED AMERICA OFF

AND YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING TO FEAR___.


WE’LL SEIZE YOUR ASSETS, FREEZE ACCOUNTS,

CUT THE CASH FLOW TO YOUR CELLS__.

WE’LL LOCK THEM UP, THROW AWAY THE KEY,

WATCH ‘EM DIE AND GO TO HELL!___


(chorus two)

IF YOU ARE A TERRORIST LOVER,

YOU BETTER HIDE AND RUN FOR COVER.

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HATER, WE’LL,

NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

(b/g-NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!...repeat twice)


WE MAY JUST KILL A MILLION AFGHANIS

AND THAT MIGHT BE A SIN___.

BUT AFTER WE LAUNCH A COUPLE OF NUKES,

THE TALIBAN WILL TURN YOU IN___.


(chorus one)

IF YOU ARE A TERRORIST NATION,

YOU’RE GONNA FACE ANNIHILATION,

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HATER, WE’LL

NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

(b/g-NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!...repeat twice)


WELL, WE KICKED YOUR ASS WITHOUT OUR NUKES,

NOW AFGHANISTAN IS FREE___.

OSAMA, YOU NEVER CAME OUT YOUR CAVE,

BUT WE’LL HUNT YOU DOWN, YOU’LL SEE___.


(chorus two)

IF YOU ARE A TERRORIST LOVER,

YOU BETTER HIDE AND RUN FOR COVER.

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HATER, WE’LL,

NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

(b/g-NUKE FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER!...repeat)


Dedicated to the victims of 9-11-2001 and all victims of Terrorism.

Copyright-2001-Lenny Vasbinder

I hope that before we ever risk large numbers of American Military Men & Women, we will use strategic and tactical NUKES. Look at the number of American lives we saved when we NUKED Japan during WWII. That is why we did it then... and I'm all for using the same reasoning today!

If any band would like to hear this song for possible recording purposes, please feel free to e-mail me. The song as written has a rock or country rock sound to it.

Sincerely,

Lenny Vasbinder

Originally published online on my GeoCities website which is archived here...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060504223805/www.geocities.com/LennyVasbinderPI/Politics_Start

Sunday, May 09, 2010

My Review Of Mozy Home Online Computer Backup Program

Get Mozy Home for FREE here, with BONUS online backup storage. When you get to the main page, click on Products, then Mozy Home, then click Download button or on the left side, next to the FREE sign, click "Learn More" or the "Try It Free" button. Any of those steps will get you the FREE Mozy Home version with the BONUS 0.5 GIGS of online backup storage. While the UNLIMITED online backup storage is only $4.95 a month, the FREE 2.0 GIGS of online backup storage becomes 2.5 GIGS by clicking this link... enough storage for thousands of pictures, music and other backup of your important files.

Based on an email from a fellow member of the Outlook-Users Yahoo Group, I replied with a rather long reply about Mozy and it ended up being more of a review so here it is...

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven T
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:04 PM
To: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Subject: FW: Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager - email issue - OFFLIST

Lenny

I want to ask you about the "Mozy" add you have in your mails. I am not interested in how online backup works, only online restore ;>) What is your experience with restore from them? At what speed etc....


TIA

Steven T

AND MY LONG REPLY/REVIEW:

-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:01 PM
To: 'Steven Teiger'
Subject: RE: Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager - email issue - OFFLIST

I've only had to use the restore a couple of times over the past several years that I've been using Mozy (I was involved in the initial Beta testing).

Most recently, I had to restore my Favorites folder in IE8 (currently 10.3MB, 2,662 files, 332 folders). I started using XMarks a few weeks ago, to synch my Favorites folder for IE8 and FF on my laptop and desktop so they would all have the same Favorites/Bookmarks and when I first did the XMarks synching, it (or rather I) completely messed them up... and I mean a major SNAFU, mostly due my not setting XMarks properly or rather not understanding the instructions properly.

Fortunately, I had my Mozy online backup of my Favorites folder on my desktop computer, which was done about an hour before I did the XMarks installation and fouled up the sync so bad. I uninstalled XMarks on both computers, emptied my Favorites folder on my desktop and then used Mozy to restore it. Mozy actually keeps several *copies* of backups... kind of like restore points... so you can choose which date/time you want to restore to. It didn't take long... maybe 10 minutes or so... I didn't time it but it wasn't long. I have over 2,500 URL's saved and well organized in my Favorites folder and all of it's sub and sub-sub folders.

As far as the speed, it depends on your own internet speed and what else you are running. If you shut down all other programs that might be using up internet bandwidth, then Mozy will be MUCH faster and I'm pretty sure it will download the restore as fast as your bandwidth and computer can handle. I've NEVER seen any slowdowns related to Mozy servers... only my own bandwidth limitations, especially if I have all three of my computers working on the internet on my DSL line.

Of course, uploading the initial backup and even my twice daily scheduled backups takes much longer than a restore since most internet access has much slower upload speed than download speed. My average online backup on my main computer takes about an hour or two, depending on how many new files I've added. I use the scheduled backup, rather than the constant backup, so I can have each of my computers backing up at different times so I do not see as much slow-down in my internet speed. If all three computers were backing up at the same time, I see a BIG slowdown in my internet service since Mozy would be using so much of my upload bandwidth.

Mozy also uses a moderate amount of system resources during the Backup process on my two oldest computers... one with only 384MB of RAM and the other with 768MB of RAM. I do not notice any slowdown on my newest Vista-HP laptop with 3Gigs of RAM.

Folks get 2Gigs of FREE backup if they sign up at Mozy.com or if someone signs up using my referral link, in my sig, they actually get an added .5Gigs. I know 2Gigs or 2.5Gigs isn't a lot of storage but it's usually more than enough for most of the people that I've helped install the free version, as long as they pick and choose which files/folders to back up. I actually only use up around 6Gigs of backup on my main computer, just to backup My Documents folder, my active PST file and certain other folders (like Favorites). I use an external HD to do weekly backups and clones of all three of my computers for major issues and just use Mozy for backing up my most active files/folders.

Sorry.. I didn't mean to write an entire review of the program but I really like it and think everyone should have at least the free version of Mozy to back up their most important files, photos, etc. I've read so many horror stories online and with helping my friends with their own computer problems.

I might have to use this for a blog article about Mozy. LOL

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/ (Rants, Raves, Opinions & Information)

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What Government Regulated Health Care Will Really Cost Americans!!!

Amended May 11 and 24, 2010 - (See below)

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http://reason.com/archives/1993/01/01/the-medicare-monster

In their 1993 article, “The Medicare Monster, A Cautionary Tale,” Reason Magazine contributing editors Steven Hayward and Erik Peterson wrote:

“The two primary lessons of Medicare are the chronic problem of woefully underestimating program costs and the impossibility of genuine cost control… At its start, in 1966, Medicare cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicare would cost only about $12 billion by 1990 (a figure that included an allowance for inflation). This was supposedly a 'conservative' estimate. But in 1990 Medicare actually cost $107 billion.”

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http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/1999/Apr/wk4/art03.htm

In recent years, workers’ compensation and Medicare have taken up a greater proportion of employers’ legally-required compensation costs, while the share for unemployment insurance has declined. Unemployment insurance accounted for 21.6 percent of legally-required compensation in 1966, but only 7.9 percent in 1998. In contrast, the portion of legally-required benefits that pays for workers’ compensation rose from 17.6 percent in 1966 to 21.5 percent in 1998, and that for Medicare rose from 5.9 percent to 14.1 percent over the same period.

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http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Medicare/2008/8-02-04-CostOfEntitlement.htm

First, since 1960, health care costs have grown 2.7 percentage points faster per year than the economy as a whole. This growth in overall health care costs is particularly problematic for the Federal Government because it is the Nation’s largest purchaser of health care, accounting for approximately one-third of all health care spending in the country.

The Government provides health care to seniors and low-income individuals through its two largest health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid, and to veterans, active duty military, and civilian personnel through a number of other programs.

In 1966, Medicare and Medicaid accounted for only 1 percent of all Government expenditures, but now they account for 20 percent.

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http://journals.lww.com/healthcaremanagerjournal/Abstract/2006/01000/Medicare_s_Operational_History_and_Impact_on.8.aspx

Medicare's Operational History and Impact on Health Care
Kulesher, Robert R. PhD

Medicare was originally designed in the 1960s to fit into the existing health care delivery system. However, the program's early years showed an inflationary impact on health care costs. Medicare was the second largest federal domestic program and the fastest growing one, making it a target for those concerned about the size of government in general. By 1980, Medicare constituted 15% of the nation's expenditures for personal health care; and Medicare's administrators recommended substantive changes in provider payments through the introduction of the prospective payment system. Prospective payment system legislation impacted hospitals initially and later skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. As policymakers made changes in Medicare payments to providers, providers made changes in the way services were delivered. What eventually evolved, in an insidious manner, was implicit management of the nation's health care delivery system by the Medicare program.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada

Wait times
Health Canada, a federal department, publishes a series of surveys of the health care system in Canada based on Canadians first hand experience of the health care system.[41]

Although life threatening cases are dealt with immediately, some services needed are non urgent and patients are seen at the next available appointment in their local chosen facility.

The median wait time in Canada to see a special physician is a little over four weeks with 89.5% waiting less than 3 months.[41]

The median wait time for diagnostic services such as MRI and CAT scans [42] is two weeks with 86.4% waiting less than 3 months.[41]

The median wait time for surgery is four weeks with 82.2% waiting less than 3 months.[41]

Another study by the Commonwealth Fund found that 57% of Canadians reported waiting 4 weeks or more to see a specialist, broadly in line with the current official statistics; 24% of Canadians waited 4 hours or more in the emergency room.[43][44]

Dr. Brian Day was once quoted as saying "This is a country in which dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week and in which humans can wait two to three years."[45] Day gave no source for his two to three years claim. The Canadian Health Coalition has responded succinctly to Day's claims, pointing out that "access to veterinary care for animals is based on ability to pay. Dogs are put down if their owners can’t pay. Access to care should not be based on ability to pay." [46] Regional administrations of Medicare across Canada publish their own wait time data on the internet. For instance in British Columbia the wait time for a hip replacement is currently a little under ten weeks.[47] The CHC is one of many groups across Canada calling for increased provincial and federal funding for medicare and an end to provincial funding cuts as solutions to unacceptable wait times [48]. In a 2007 episode of ABC News's 20/20 titled "Sick in America," host John Stossel cited numerous examples of Canadians who did not get the health care that they needed.[49] The Fraser Institute, a conservative think tank, claims to do its own research and found that treatment time from initial referral by a GP through consultation with a specialist to final treatment, across all specialties and all procedures (emergency, non-urgent, and elective), averaged 17.7 weeks in 2005.[50][51] However, the report of the Fraser Institute, an organization advocating a "prosperous world through..markets"[52] is greatly at odds with the Canadian government's own 2007 report.[53] Canadian pysychiatrist Dr David Gratzer, who is also employed by the libertarian Cato Institute, was once asked by U.S. congressman Dennis Kucinich if he knew what the wait time for diagnostic imaging procedures such as CT scans and MRIs was across Canada. Gratzer began his reply "I can tell you what the Ontario government said it was for cancer and..." when Kucinich cut him short and gave him the true figure of 3 weeks, just as Gratzer was uttering the answer of "six months" to his preferred question.[54]

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I could compile and publish so much more but if you do not open your mind to the above facts, then all the facts in the world will not help you.

Lenny Vasbinder

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Amendment added May 11, 2010 -

To view this next email as a web page, go here.

http://www.americansolutions.com/take-action/2010/05/why-is-rep-henry-waxman-afraid-to-hold-hearings.php





Leonard -

How many times during the ObamaCare PR offensive did you hear the President say, "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it" or "our plan will bend the cost curve?"

And time after time, critics were accused of fear-mongering. These critics pointed out that under ObamaCare, healthcare costs would increase, not decrease. They also made the simple point that to remain competitive under ObamaCare, businesses were likely to drop their health coverage and pay a fine instead of paying the additional costs.

Well, the critics are now being proven right. When several companies reported that they would have to write down millions of dollars because of ObamaCare, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) demanded public hearings and that these companies turn over internal documents. His goal: to humiliate businesses and prove that that they were misrepresenting their healthcare costs.

But then a funny thing happened. Congressman Waxman abruptly canceled his show hearings.

And now we know why.

The news media has now uncovered that these companies are not only following the law on public disclosure in taking these write downs, but the documents originally requested by Rep. Waxman show that many large companies are indeed contemplating dropping their health coverage altogether because of ObamaCare.

When this was first uncovered, we were in Greenville, South Carolina for our Real Jobs Summit. Watch the video below as Speaker Gingrich challenges Rep. Henry Waxman to come clean:



Once you watch the video, please take a moment to call Rep. Waxman, and ask him to be honest with the American people, and hold his hearings. The public has a right to know the true cost of ObamaCare.

You can call him at (202) 225-3976.

Thank you. Together, we can continue to get the truth out, and repeal ObamaCare.

Sincerely,

Vince Haley
Vice President for Policy
American Solutions

This email was sent by: American Solutions for Winning the Future
1425 K Street N.W., Washington, DC, 20005, USA

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Amended May 24, 2010 -

GOOD NEWS COULD BE COMING!!!

Investor's Business Daily published an editorial reporting that there is no severability clause in the ObamaCare law so when part of it is declared unconstitutional, the entire bill should be found unconstitutional, throwing the whole thing out. Here is their editorial...

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/534458/201005181858/Read-The-Fine-Print.aspx

Read The Fine Print
Posted 05/18/2010 06:58 PM ET


Health Care Reform: One analyst says the Democrats were amateurish in writing their overhaul bill. This might be worth more than a snicker. It could mean the courts can strike down the entire law at once.

Various parts of the Democrats' health care reform law have been held up as pieces that might not stand up to a constitutional rigor.

The individual mandate that requires those who aren't previously covered by insurance to buy a plan is the most likely place for the legal objections to begin. Another provision that is being disputed at the constitutional level is the expansion of Medicaid that forces states to increase their spending on that program.

But those are only two pieces of a legislative leviathan. Even if one or both were stricken, the bulk of the law's burden would remain.

However, Greg Scandlen, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute, says due to a little-known legal concept the entire law would unravel if a single part was found to be outside the Constitution.

"Apparently there was no 'severability' clause written into this law, which shows how amateurish the process was," he wrote. "Virtually every bill I've ever read includes a provision that if any part of the law is ruled unconstitutional the rest of the law will remain intact. Not this one. That will likely mean that the entire law will be thrown out if a part of it is found to violate the Constitution."

No argument from us. The bill writers and lawmakers who voted for it without reading it were unprofessional.

That was obvious in the haste in which the 2,400 pages of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were passed and signed into law. The Democrats' rush to get the bill through was a clear act of desperation that looked like the work of novices — or despots.

As history will remember, it was hurried House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said that "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Evidently it had to pass for her party to find out what wasn't in it, namely the shield of a severability clause.

Constitutional scholars aren't saying it's impossible, but many don't seem to have much confidence that the courts will overturn the law. Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University Law School professor, told the New York Times that if he had to make a bet, he'd put his money on the courts upholding the policy.
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Saturday, May 08, 2010

I'm going to upgrade to Yahoo Messenger 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here

I meant to do this blog last year but it got put on the back burner. Since this YM 10.0x BETA upgrade, YM 10.0x has been updated several times. Besides the below information, also see my other LONG Yahoo Messenger article http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-i-always-do-clean-instal-ofl-yahoo.html OR http://tinyurl.com/How-I-Always-Do-YM for more details. This is a series of emails to the Yahoo_Messenger Yahoo Group with some replies from other members of the group.

-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 9:24 AM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

Well, the subject says it all.

On one of my older computers, I'll still have YM 8.1x, my Vista laptop will have 9.0x and my main XP computer will have 10.0x BETA, just to try it out and be able to help more folks who might be having problems with it.

In preparing my main computer, I will be uninstalling YM 8.1x, then rebooting, then I'll run CCleaner Registry Cleaner and WinASO Registry Optimizer to clean out remnants of 8.1x. Then I'll look at the Yahoo Messenger Program file to see what is left and possibly delete some things manually and I'll move a copy of my Archived Chats out of there to my desktop in case something goes wrong with the 10.0 upgrade.

Then I'll install the FULL version of YM 10.0.0.542 BETA that I downloaded from FileHippo.com, http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/. I'm still not brave enough to use the installer version from Yahoo.com. LOL

I'll post later to let you all know how everything goes.

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/
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-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 10:03 AM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

Well... things aren't going so smoothly so far. NOT with YM 10.0 BETA but rather with trying to uninstall YM 8.1x. The uninstaller has been running for about 15 minutes and seems to be stuck or at least bogged down heavily at around the 90% uninstalled point. Task Manager is showing the UNWISE.exe process (I'm not sure that's a "wise" choice of a name for the uninstaller process...lol), is using up 70% to 95% of my CPU processing ability.

Well... I take things back... partially.

While I was typing this message, whatever was bogging down the uninstaller seems to have been fixed/uninstalled and the uninstaller finished the job although now, GLB1A2B.EXE process is using a large percentage of the CPU processing ability. This type of file name is usually a Temporary file name created when installing certain programs so I'll see how long this process is going to continue to run. It's 9:55AM CDT as I type this. I'll finish and send this email when this TEMP file stops running.

OK. It's 10:00AM CDT and the TEMP file quit running. Time for a reboot and then running the registry cleaners. I'll send another update as events occur.

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/
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-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 12:47 PM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

OK. The registry clean up and install went OK. I didn't see any bundled software like toolbars, etc., attempting to be added with the full version download from FileHippo. I'm not sure if Yahoo gave up on trying to push all that crap on people or what but I was glad to see I didn't have to make sure I unchecked all the junk.

I did have to go through all of my Preferences and fix many of them as the new version DID NOT remember all of my previous settings. This could be due to my cleaning out all the junk from the old version but I did leave the various .ini files and a few .dll files that I thought would save my settings. Maybe I saved the wrong ones. Another thing the new download had as default settings was adding YM to the startup processes of my computer so every time the computer starts up, YM would start up. I HATE programs that try this. I changed that setting in my Preferences and also went into MSCONFIG and made sure YM was unchecked in there also. It was no longer checked once I changed my Preferences and restarted YM.

I'm typing this now as YM 10.0 BETA just froze up on me and I had to close it using Task Manager. It was showing as (not responding) in Task Manager. It froze after I turned on my cam using the main Messenger Menu> My Webcam link... and then when I went to tweak some of the camera settings, as soon as I clicked the Settings button on the Camera window menu, it froze up. It could have been a quirk. I'll know after I try it again.

One MAJOR thing I noticed with YM 10.0 BETA is there is NOT a way to send JUST a cam invite to someone on your friends list who is not using YM 10.0 also. The previous versions had buttons for sending a cam invite or starting a voice call but this new version only has the voice call OR Video Chat which is their new supposedly SUPER video chat mode but only works when both folks have YM 10.0. However, when I signed in on one of my other computers, under a different Yahoo ID and I had my cam turned on in YM 10.0, I could request a cam view from the other computer... but I could NOT send that other ID a cam invite without requesting it from the other computer. A minor annoyance but I guess it's not a major problem. I usually am chatting with someone and mutually agree to turn on video chatting anyhow... they'll just have to ask to view my cam instead of me being able to send them an invite on my own. Although, sometimes when I'm in a chat room, I'll use a cam invite as a way of weeding out a potential bot. LOL Bots can't accept or decline a cam invite so it lets me know if the person is real without them getting my Yahoo ID for future spamming, which is what happens if you send a bot an IM.

OK. I just re-started YM and turned on my cam again.

Then I went to the Preferences for my webcam again and clicked the Camera Settings button again. This time it did NOT freeze up so the last time could have just been a quirk.

I'll report back with any other notable things.

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/
FREE and automatic online remote backup of your documents, photos and files... https://mozy.com/?ref=SY4ZSI Check out how simple and secure it can be to use the Mozy remote backup system. Mozy will back up your most important files and folders every day/night while you aren't using your computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com
On Behalf Of Budmaas
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 2:18 AM
To: Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Y!M] Re: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

IT IS THE BEST. Iupgraded to 10.0.542 BETA & it is working fine with win vista.

try it. thanks Yahoo messenger team & whole corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:10 PM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Y!M] Re: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

Well.. I'm not so sure "It is the best". I've been finding some really good things BUT also some really bad things with it. Hopefully, the really bad things will be corrected as Yahoo continues to fix this BETA version.

Since playing with YM 10.0x BETA for the past 24 hours, here's some pros and cons...

CONS -

I am not able to send a cam invite to people as easily as I could with previous versions. There is NO regular Cam Invite button or even a menu option under Actions Menu to "View My Webcam". There is the new Video Chat button but that is grayed out for most people who are still using older versions. After a lot of experimenting, if I have my cam on, the other person can request my cam but I can't just send them an invite. That's a flaw that needs to be fixed. Further, in chat rooms, when right-clicking on a name in the list, there is an option to Invite to View Cam but in the private IM windows, that option does not exist. Obviously, it works since the other person can request a cam invite and I can even send one by right clicking on their name in a room but I can't send a cam invite by right clicking on their name in my friends list or any other way.

YM 10.0x BETA uses a LOT more system resources even when just sitting there signed in and idle. YM 8.1x used around 40,000K of Memory when it was just sitting there whereas YM 10.0x BETA uses over twice that amount... around 88,000K of Memory. This can be seen in Task Manager>Processes Tab>Mem Usage column (click on it to sort highest to lowest). So, folks with older or less powerful computers should be careful about upgrading to this version. When I first opened YM 10.0xBETA, before signing in, it was using only 30,000K, then when I signed in, it jumped up to 65,000K and even without doing anything, that number kept climbing just now and it's up to 94,000K now... even higher than when I shut it down a little while ago when it was showing 88,000K. Well, while typing this, it dropped back down to 89,000K. When I minimized the Friends List window, it did drop down to only 7,000K so that's a good thing if folks need to run other programs and need some system resources freed up... same with IE, if you minimize it, it quits using as many system resources in one of the IE processes.

PROS -

When going to a Chat Room, the CAPTCHA process DOES NOT have to open in a browser window any longer. The CAPTCHA process opens right in the Chat Room window which is a much quicker and easier way to do things and saves some system resources since it doesn't have to open a browser window each time you change rooms. It also makes changing rooms quicker and easier.

NOT SURE ABOUTS -

When I first did the Invite To My Cam to someone in a chat room (by right clicking on their name), a pop up window came up with the option to do the Video Chat, Webcam or Cancel. Stupidly, I put a check mark in the "Do Not Show This Message Again" and chose Webcam and now that message does not show up any longer. I'm not sure if this is going to affect anything or not. I guess, once IM'ing with someone else with YM 10.0x BETA, I can still do the Video Chat thing from the IM window so this shouldn't be a problem but others should be warned to NOT put that check mark in that box. Someone with a MAC and the YM for Mac version could not view my cam no matter what but I'm not sure if that was a one time issue or something that will affect how YM 10.0x BETA and YM for Mac's work for everyone. I do not know a lot of Mac users to check this out. The one person I did try with, we had to go to a Chat Room so I could Invite To View Cam from the Chat Room list since they did not have a menu option to view my cam and I couldn't send them a cam invite as previously described above. Even when I did Invite them to view my cam and they accepted, it would only open the Cam window in a grayed out screen and they could never see me. I'll have to wait to test this with other Mac users to know if this is something permanent or not.

That's it for now... I'll report back later with more info as new things become known to me.

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/
FREE and automatic online remote backup of your documents, photos and files... https://mozy.com/?ref=SY4ZSI Check out how simple and secure it can be to use the Mozy remote backup system. Mozy will back up your most important files and folders every day/night while you aren't using your computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com
On Behalf Of malibu.angel
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10:46 AM
To: Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Y!M] Re: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

Thank you, Lenny. My computer is 6-7 years old and sometimes things really slow it down, did you find that at all with the new beta version?

-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:45 PM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Y!M] Re: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

See my previous reply in answer to an earlier reply by another member. You might also have too much junk running on your computer which slows it down. Post your System Resources and look at your Task Manager to see how many processes you have running. I'm sure you could speed things up quite a bit... almost any computer can be speeded up rather easily if folks would get rid of some of the junk running on their puters.

Yes, 10.0x BETA uses a LOT more resources than YM 8.1x but in the interim since that last reply, I opened up 9.0x on my Vista laptop and it's using up 120,000K while just sitting there open and even when I minimized it, it was still using the same 120,000K. This could be as a result of the Vista OS instead of YM. (see below.. it was just a quirk that it was using that much.. maybe because I had a cam invite going on that computer yesterday and it might have never released the memory usage even after the cam was turned off). I'll have to check that again another time.

I'm also looking at my oldest computer.. about 10 years old with only 384MB of RAM and only a 16Gig Hard drive... to give you an idea about how old it is. LOL I have YM 8.1x running on that one and when just sitting there open, it was using around 60,000K and then when I minimized it, it dropped down to only 4,000K.

I'm restarting YM 9.0x on my Vista computer to see if the 120,000K was a quirk or not. When I first started YM on the Vista, before actually signing in, it was using 31,000K. After signing in, it started climbing to 65,000K and then settled back down at 62,000K. When I minimized it, it DID NOT use less resources and stayed at the 62,000K level. Once again, I'm not sure if this is a Vista issue or a YM 9.0x issue but at least with 10.0x BETA, it does use much less resources when minimized, just like 8.1x does. I'm not sure how 10.0x BETA will react on a Vista computer.

There's not that much of a difference between 40,000K (around 40MB of available RAM), 60,000K or 90,000K (around 90MB of available RAM) unless a machine is already running a lot of processes or has very limited system resources like on my old computer with only 384MB of RAM. I run MS-Office Outlook and have at least one IE window open at all times on that old computer and also run other programs from time to time. The only time that old computer really slows down is when one of my security programs is running a scan or when MozyHome is doing it's daily backup. I try to shut down everything else when they are running just so they'll run faster. I do have most of the other non-essential services and JUNK turned off so when I first turn that computer on, it only has 29 processes running, which includes Comodo Internet Security (3 processes), MozyHome backup (2 processes) and LogMeIn (2 processes). When I boot that computer into Safe Mode, there was only 14 processes running. To give you an idea about how my Vista computer works, it starts up with about 70 processes running.. many of them, various HP processes but since it's still under warranty, I don't want to take off all the HP junk that came installed on that computer. As soon as the warranty expires, all that HP crap is coming off. LOL

Until next report...

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/
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-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 10:56 AM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Y!M] Re: I'm going to upgrade to 10.0.542 BETA and document the success or mess here ;-)

Update on the below...

One of the CONS that I listed below was premature. There is a way to send a cam invite to friends or others that one might be chatting with. It's just that the menu option was moved. On previous versions of YM, the "Invite To View My Webcam" was listed under the main Actions Menu or you could right click on someone's name on your friends list and the option would be listed there. NOW... you have to go to the Actions Menu on an individual IM window and then under More Actions, the "Invite To View My Webcam" option is listed. When right-clicking on a friends name, then choosing "More Actions", this option to send a cam invite does not exist.

Further testing of cam invites with other versions are meeting with mixed success but this would also happen with previous versions of YM so I'm not sure that this is a result of incompatibility or just YM server issues. I haven't had any noticeable problems with PhotoShare although occasionally photos will bog down and not come through all the way (staying pixelated on the recipients end) but this also happened with previous versions of YM.

I still haven't tried the Video Chat feature (which is supposed to be like a Super-Duper Hi-Def Webcam and Audio chat session) with someone else that has YM 10.0 BETA so I'm still not sure how that is going to work out yet.

I still haven't found anyone with YM for Mac that I've been able to invite to view cam either so I'm not sure if that was only with that one friend or if it's a conflict with all YM for Mac users.

Also see my two replies to others that included additional information, besides all of the information in this thread of emails.

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/
FREE and automatic online remote backup of your documents, photos and files... https://mozy.com/?ref=SY4ZSI Check out how simple and secure it can be to use the Mozy remote backup system. Mozy will back up your most important files and folders every day/night while you aren't using your computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com
On Behalf Of kevin a
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 2:13 AM
To: Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Y!M] Messenger ver 10

I was having constant trouble signing in to Mess v 9, so upgraded to ver 10. Have lost all the contact information - phone numbers / notes etc .. but all the contacts are there with their screen names only. Anyone explain why or help please ?

-----Original Message-----
From: LNVTM1 - Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 2:40 AM
To: 'Yahoo_Messenger@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Y!M] Messenger ver 10

I think this will help you.

Go into your Preferences (from the main Messenger menu) and then click on the Appearance section. Then put a bullet in "For each contact, show: Nickname or First and Last name"... if you have the bullet in "Yahoo! ID", I think this affects things.

I remember when I upgraded from YM 9.1x to YM 10.0x, I had the same problem and thought I lost everything as well but when I changed my Preferences, it all came back.

I hope that fixes things for you as well.

All of that Contact Info is saved on Yahoo Servers so you will see it whenever you sign into YM, no matter which computer you're on so there's always a chance that Yahoo Servers are acting up but hopefully the above will fix things.

Let us know if that did the trick.

Lenny Vasbinder
http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/ (Rants, Raves & Information)

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