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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 05:50 am:

Where are candles seen in today's review?

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 05:53 am:

Good morning all! Get out and vote.
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By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 05:55 am:

That would be 2005!
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Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 07:06 am:

Yay! Last day for political ads and mail!

By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 07:27 am:

Yay!, No more robo calls....

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 07:35 am:

Heard some got political phone calls from Clint Eastwood, I didn't, sure would have been great had he done and Go Ahead Make My Day!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 07:44 am:

Good morning!! There are some gorgeous pictures in today's review!!

I didn't get a call from Clint either, Janie. But then, I guess I wouldn't really know since I didn't answer the phone if I didn't know the number, lol. Got a little tired of all of those calls. Will be nice that there are no more.

Get out there and vote. Some amendments in our state that we really have to make sure to vote on. Hope the weather is nice wherever you are so it's easy to get out there. It's raining here, but that shouldn't keep people away.

By Diana P. (Diana) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 08:02 am:

I answered one of those recorded calls from Clint Eastwood last week. He said, "This is Clint Eastwood ... really". Can't remember the rest word for word, but "make my day" was in there someplace. :-)

Yes, get out and exercise your right to vote, if you haven't already!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 08:08 am:

Clint Eastwood 'made my day' with his forceful speech! :) Nice to know there is at least one person in Hollywood who has common sense!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 08:19 am:

Well, sounds like Clint Made Everyone's Day east of the Mississippi! ;)

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 08:50 am:

Good Morning, you all! If you haven't already voted, please vote! I have received so many robocalls from just about everyone I can think of, including Clint Eastwood, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, our Governor, Mike Huckabee, and the list goes on & on & on. It got to the point that when I answered the phone, I wasn't always even very friendly anymore. Once yesterday, it turned out to be my cousin in Iowa. I don't hear from him more than once a year, so I quickly apologized to him! He understood, because they have been using their answering machine to screen their calls because they, too have been getting so many robocalls. Hooray for Election Day and no more robocalls! I can stand the junkmail ads and TV ads, but the robocalls, not so much. (My garbage today is full of junk mail ads on various positions on Michigan's ballot proposals to revise the Constitution, plus the State Supreme Court, etc.)

By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 09:30 am:

I've been leting almost all calls go to the answering machine. I've had calls from Ann Romney, Fred Thompson, Rick Santorum, Clint Eastwood and 2 from Pat Boone. All are in good spirits and seem to be doing well. Yes, I couldn't agree more, regardless of whatever our beliefs are, get out there and vote.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:15 am:

Hooray for Fred Thompson and Pat Boone....down-home boys! I knew Pat Boone in Nashville before he was 'somebody', sang at my high school during assembly. He was in college at the time.
My answering machine screened all my calls like your cousin in Iowa, Marianne. Thank goodness they didn't have my cellphone #.;)

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:31 am:

Wonderful slide show today -- many thanks to all the artists.

Lately, I have been helping my daughter with her social studies. Right now she is studying how the founders struggled to form a government that worked as well as possible for people of all different backgrounds and situations in life. One thing I see far better now is what a risky and fragile undertaking our young country really was right after the American Revolution. The other thing I see is how the founders rose to the challenge and used a combination of relentless nose-to-the-grindstone work, care for one another, and pure genius to create our system of government. For all its flaws, it's still the best in the world. Go be a part of that today, everyone. Vote!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:45 am:

What a wonderful message, Dunerat. Living "abroad," I already
mailed in my ballot three weeks ago. I'll be glad to see the end of
all of political ads, and look forward to seeing our representatives
working together to get what needs to be accomplished

By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:55 am:

We got many calls from the Republican party but not one from the Democrats, how strange. It's OK with me. What a pretty day today here in southern Michigan

By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 03:07 pm:

I'm with you, Dunerat. I've always marveled at the wisdom of those many founding fathers and at how many of them there were at that time. I look at today's politicians on both sides and wonder why we don't have people of that caliber running for office today. Did we use up all are luck in the 1700s? Did the campaigns of the early years consist of nothing but lying, deception, and mean-spiritedness? When exactly did honor die and "politician" become a dirty word? I know one point on that path was when they set up the "Do not call" list so that business couldn't annoy me but exempted themselves. Haven't answered the phone in days!

By Waveaction (Lakelover) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 04:11 pm:

I did this months ago and only get a few calls a week;


By Waveaction (Lakelover) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 05:25 pm:

Let me try again;


By Waveaction (Lakelover) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 05:27 pm:

Well, it appears that Charlie doesn't like this site. Tried to help.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 06:44 pm:

Waveaction (Lakelover):
"Well, it appears that Charlie doesn't like this site. Tried to help."

No, that's not the case, you just haven't constructed a proper link.

You must write it like this:
\newurl{https://www.donotcall.gov/confirm/conf.aspx,Do Not Call Registry}

Then when your message is posted, it will becoma a proper, clickable link, like this:
Do Not Call Registry

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 06:51 pm:

Waveaction (Lakelover):

Yes, the "Do Not Call Registry" is a great idea, but charitable organizations and political organizations are exempt the "Do Not Call Registry" does not apply to them, they can keep calling you!

My telco offers a variety of features, including selective call rejection, and selective call forwarding.

The selective call rejection feature allows me to enter a list of up to 30 numbers that will then be blocked; calls from those numbers will not ring my phone. Unfortunately it's a maximum of 30 numbers, and it is an arduous and cumbersome task to set up and manage the list using the telephone keypad — although it is helpful to keep the blocked number list on my computer, just for reference.

After yet another three robo-calls today, I activated the selective call forwarding feature, and added those three numbers to the list. The single number to which all calls from that list of numbers will be forwarded was set to a local telephone number obtained from the (click →) Call Rejection Hotline, with just the original Call Rejection Hotline Message.

There are a variety of other "call rejection" messages available, including one that says, in a "Peggy" like voice, that the call has been "outsourced to India".

Darn! Too bad I didn't think of this before election day! <grin>

(Oh how I wish I could simply configure these lists from the telco's web site, as is possible with many other features.)

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