Michael Stuart Kelly

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  1. Why was this guy banned? Peter 

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      I can't recall. I looked through the content and it looks like there is a lot of stuff deleted. It's not there and I know I didn't delete it. Back then, I didn't have a policy about blocking the deletion of posts after a few days. 

      I remember him getting really nasty and prolific. And outraged after I moderated him.

      I mentioned him in a post not too long ago:

      On 10/18/2019 at 2:06 PM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

      Think The Crazy Lady, or the dude who worked in the government for Cass Sunstein who called himself a character from The Game of Thrones, or the SJW who used a doll as an avatar, etc. Here are their avatars in order just in case you don't remember who I am talking about. 

      image.png seymourblogger, and 

      image.png Robert Baratheon, and

      image.png SoAMadDeathWish

      The mess these people caused and the sheer amount of attention they required from me to keep readers from exiting en masse is what I was trying to avoid. They aren't the only ones, either. 

      Later a lot of people left because of my pro-Trump position, but many still read OL. (I see the signs... :) )

      I'm not the only one who remembers the nastiness of this dude, though.

      On 10/18/2019 at 3:45 PM, Ellen Stuttle said:

      Those three - seymourblogger, "Robert Baratheon," and SoAMadDeathWish - were all actual people who did cause trouble.

      That's the best I can do for now.

      To paraphrase Howard Roark to Toohey: But I don't think of him.

      :) 

      Michael

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  2. I'm not dead! No, I don't need the cart ..I think I'll take a walk

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

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      ... browsers then could continue to think ( was dead and communicating from the Great Beyond.

      Carol,

      Hi, Carol...

      :)

      I can't see the browsers thinking that. You don't vote for Democrats in the US like those from the Great Beyond do. You're Canadian.

      :) 

      Michael

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    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Quoting William: "Trump can do no wrong. Ever. He is Dear Leader. Dissent is punished."

      William,

      That's what I thought--with sadness. You can't take the bias glasses off and just look. The judgment (or prejudice) is set in stone (the core story) along with the presumption that thinking like this is all others do.

      From your response, you don't understand what I am talking about.

      So no biggie.

      Forget I asked.

      I had to ask, though.

      Michael

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    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      William,

      With all the censorship by big tech and all the craziness by Dem politicians and all the calls for eliminating Trump supporters from society, are you enjoying the coming of the socialist utopia in the USA.

      Use your eyes. And try to take the core-story glasses off.

      If you can manage that, even for as moment, that's what the start of socialist and communist utopias look like.

      However, this is America. They did their surprise attack. Now lets see if they can sustain it. btw - Did I mention it? This is America. They probably forgot what that means.

      Enjoy this show.

      Michael

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  5. Howard Roark says 'Wait a Minute' ...

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    Justin Sink / Bloomberg:
    Buildings  — Executive action makes classical style default in Washington  — Directive
     stops short of fully banning modernist architecture  —  Mr Thompson signed an executive directive on Monday making classical 
    architecture …
    Discussion:
     
    RELATED:
    Government of the United States: 
    Directive 60-442 on Federal Civic Architecture
    Discussion:
     

     

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      William,

      I had a feeling someone would do something like that and I also had a feeling it would be you.

      :)

      There's another reason for President Trump doing that than being a mediocre bureaucrat in a fiction work.

      The left has been on a constant campaign to sever the current generation from the American heroes of the past, then replace that with an invented history and, ultimately, obedience to a collectivist state. They do similar with family, too. In human nature, pride in a country's heroes and love of family are cornerstones of social order that resist a takeover by a new social system. 

      The Founding Fathers of the US were great admirers of classic architecture in homage to the Roman and Greek social system models they studied and incorporated in the US Constitution. Classic architecture for government buildings is a subconscious link to the Founding Fathers in the minds of Americans. So I think it is 100% correct for President Trump to do what he did.

      In today's statue-toppling idiocy, if the left were ever permitted to choose styles of architecture for government buildings, I can just see it making buildings in the shape of tribal huts, Indian Teepees, raised fists, and pussy hats. :)  The sickle and hammer of communism would definitely become commonplace. This even happened in Brazil in the way Oscar Niemeyer did in his Memorial JK (monument to Juscelino Kubitschek, the Brazilian president who led the building of Brasilia project). The statue looks like an abstract version of a sickle and hammer. (Niemeyer was a lifelong communist and this statue used to cause the military dictators indigestion.)

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      So I say good on President Trump for keeping the American hero ancestors narrative alive by protecting the connection of modern life with the Founding Fathers through the visual form of government buildings.

      Michael

  6. I tried a test donation just now and it seemed to be going well and it was loading my info as I clicked on each window box. For example it would give me the last four digits of my credit card and if I clicked on it then the whole number was uploaded. But suddenly as I was nearing the end of the process, it started back at the beginning with the amount screen except it now had a comma instead of a decimal point where the amount goes. Peter 

  7. Death in the family. Shocked to discover today that our drummer in Los Popularos died -- at age fifty-seven.  A wonderful personality through and through, dearly missed by hundreds of friends, colleague and thousands of fans.  William Chobotar, RIP.

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    Story via John Mackie of the Vancouver Sun: Vancouver punk legend Zippy Pinhead dies at 57

    One of the last songs we recorded together: http://wsscherk.hostingmyself.com/VIDEOCASTS/A15KF/04 Out On the Frontier - los Popularos.mp3

  8. Michael, I can't cut and paste into comments or messages.  Any idea why?

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Neil,

      I don't know. On this end there is no problem. People cut and paste all the time. Every day. Sometimes there is an issue with Javascript, so what are you trying to cut and paste? Send me a link and I might be able to detect the problem or tell you how to do it if there is some technical something or other you are not aware of.

      Michael

       

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  9. Michael,

    Thanks for the offer to fix my recent posts.

    The article that I've attached,

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS  WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS REGARDING RECREATION,  DATED 3/12/2018,

    completely replaces the entirety of the previous two articles, to wit,

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS  WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING RECREATION

    and

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS.

    These latter two are included in the one that is attached, herewith, and they may be deleted.

    The lesson I've possibly learned is that I should set up an index or list of separately named separate articles, or chapters.

    Thank you.

    Ralph Hertle

     

     

    FORMAL ARTS_CONCEPTUAL ARTS_RECREATION_3-12-2018.rtf

  10. Michael,

    Thanks for the offer to fix my recent posts.

    The article that I've attached,

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS  WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS REGARDING RECREATION,  DATED 3/12/2018,

    completely replaces the entirety of the previous two articles, to wit,

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS  WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING RECREATION

    and

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS.

    These latter two are included in the one that is attached, herewith, and they may be deleted.

    The lesson I've possibly learned is that I should set up an index or list of separately named separate articles, or chapters.

    Thank you.

    Ralph Hertle

     

     

    FORMAL ARTS_CONCEPTUAL ARTS_RECREATION_3-12-2018.rtf

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Ralph,

      Ditto.

      Sorry.

      Tomorrow without fail.

      Michael

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  11. Michael,

    Thanks for the offer to fix my recent posts.

    The article that I've attached,

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS  WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS REGARDING RECREATION,  DATED 3/12/2018,

    completely replaces the entirety of the previous two articles, to wit,

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS  WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING RECREATION

    and

    FORMAL ARTS AND CONCEPTUAL ARTS.

    These latter two are included in the one that is attached, herewith, and they may be deleted.

    The lesson I've possibly learned is that I should set up an index or list of separately named separate articles, or chapters.

    Thank you.

    Ralph Hertle

     

     

    FORMAL ARTS_CONCEPTUAL ARTS_RECREATION_3-12-2018.rtf

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Ralph,

      I just now got to sit down and I'm very tired. So I'll do this tomorrow.

      Just letting you know so you don't think I changed my mind.

      :)

      Michael

       

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  12. Hi Michael - only now do I see these 'Dollars'

    under members' names. What's that about? I have none.

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Tony,

      To be honest, I no longer know. Kat tried to make a grading system before, but the forum software kept changing things with new updates and destroying functions. So we just abandoned the idea. But residual things like these dollar signs got left over.

      I'm hoping to get away from this company before too long, but it's going to be expensive to do it right. (It's kind of expensive to keep it running the way it is.) The only thing these people have going for them is their security is top-notch so far.

      I'm waiting for my other project to bear fruit so I can finance a change. Then I might revisit all these social media gamification badges and other bells and whistles. At least, at that time, I'll know if I set something up, a software update will not take it apart.

      Michael

  13. Michael. 

    I am trying to change my password  because I cannot remember my current password (yet another "senior moment")  I can change it by editing my profile because the software wants my current password (which I don't rembmer)  My browser "remembers"  but I don't.   I tried logging out and asserted the forgotten password at login hoping to receive an e-mail that enables me to set up a new password.  The e-mail never came. 

    Can you help me out here?   Thank you.

    Ba'al Chatzaf (Bob Kolker). 

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Bob,

      I am sending you an email about this.

      Please let me know if you receive it.

      Michael

  14. Oh oh. I was typing and suddenly I was back with MSN Hotmail. 

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      That sounds like a virus or something hijacking your computer.

      It might not be, but it's worth looking into.

      Michael

  15. When I want to follow a topic I click “A notification when new content is posted.” That is not happening today. I am getting nothing from OL.

    And I never received your private email to me. I went to OL and logged on and then it said I had a notification from you and did I want to read it. But usually it would have gone to my inbox. I am getting other email from other sites including junk email so it is not something on my end that has changed.

    Peter

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      According to the internal controls on the OL backend, everything is in order. You should be getting emails.

      Did you check your spam folder? Do you know what a spam folder is? How do you receive your emails, directly online at Hotmail or downloaded to your computer through Outlook or Thunderbird or some email client like that?

      (btw - You do rock. :) )

      Michael

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  16. When I want to follow a topic I click “A notification when new content is posted.” That is not happening today. I am getting nothing from OL.

    And I never received your private email to me. I went to OL and logged on and then it said I had a notification from you and did I want to read it. But usually it would have gone to my inbox. I am getting other email from other sites including junk email so it is not something on my end that has changed.

    Peter

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      I'm going to give it a day to see if it kicks in. However, do the normal stuff on your end. Clear your cookies, etc. Also, check your spam folder. Hotmail may have started to think OL was a spammer. These large automatic email services habitually make these kinds of gaffs. If that's the case, add the email address on OL to your contacts list.

      If by tomorrow you are still not receiving any emails from OL, please let me know.

      Michael

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  17. I did receive notification that I had contributed yesterday, but you usually also send a thank you but this time I received nothing from you. Did you get the contribution?

    Peter 

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      As a matter of fact, I did. I was going to send you a thank you this afternoon. Did the return email come from OL or Paypal? If it came from Paypal, I have no way of controlling that, which is why I always send thanks in person. (Besides, it's cooler that way. :) )

      So thank you here. but I am going to thank you there, too, just because.

      :)

      Michael

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  18. Nor can I log out from the thread "Donald Trump."

    Peter 

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      I don't understand this. 

      Can you describe it so I can visualize what you are doing clearer? If it's a bug and not just a problem of clearing cookies or something, I'll submit a support ticket.

      Here's one idea to try. Sometimes if you start to post a comment, but decide not to, the editor remembers the content you already typed (or copy/pasted into it). See if your editor has old content in it when you go to the Trump thread. And if you can't delete it for some reason, switch to Source view (the Source button is on the upper left of the editor) and delete the code. I'm not saying that is your problem, but it's worth a try.

      Michael

  19. I can't seem to answer a letter on the APS thread.

    Peter

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      It looks like you have solved this issue.

      Michael

  20. I just went to OL, saw a message that I had and message. I clicked on it and malware locked up my computer telling me to call this number immediately. I went to my computers task manager and was able to get out.

    Peter 

    1. Michael Stuart Kelly

      Michael Stuart Kelly

      Peter,

      This is not from the OL end. I have some beefs with IPB, but security is not one of them. Nowadays, there are retargeting cookies on your computer and all kinds of things from normal browsing. Each new feature represents a new vulnerability. So what happened to you can happen from any site.

      NEVER click on a link on a page like you did. But I do what you did when a page like that appears. I've even seen this kind of nagging attack visiting an Amazon site.

      Welcome to modern computing.

      Michael

       

  21. I was trying to block Greg. I'm just getting tired of his repetitiveness. How do you block someone?

    Peter