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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2013, 06:24:42 PM »

I wasn't going to say that Derrick but since you brought it up I agree with the others Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2013, 07:34:21 PM »

Clifford are you in Texas right now? I still plan on getting over to your place to pull the motor out and stop up some leaks but now sure isn't the best time. Its getting hot here in Arizona now. I ended up staying in Kingman for the summer. Might go to flagstaff for a month or so to escape the heat though. Maybe this winter we can get together. Been putting it off over a year now. Hope all is well with you and yours. God bless you guys.

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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 08:41:17 PM »

So sorry to hear about your sad ordeal, Derrick. Is your tent on standby for now?
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2013, 09:50:50 PM »

Derrick,

I got off that God awful social experiment on Jan 1. I'm pretty sure that History won't look back and say "Facebook was a giant step forward" for mankind. It's pathetic really. I wonder how many best friends, marriages and idea's have been lost or stolen in that hell hole.

The first time I started to see the evil behind the whole process I was posting about sleep apnea issues I have been diagnosed with and in the middle of the "conversation" all these adds for sleep apnea supplies started popping up and so to see if I was imagining things I typed in another post a comment about a Ford car. You guessed it. It wasn't 10 seconds later that all my adds switched from sleep apnea supplies to Ford ads. What really bugged me was when I mentioned it to all my facebook "friends" (what a misnomer, we used to call those folks strangers) they were completely apathetic and basically told me that the kool aid is fine.

Tie that to the idea that, as a professional songwriter, giving any more hard earned money to Sean Parker, the guy that invented, justified and made millions off of illegal downloading by starting a company called Napster (Sean is also a major player in Facebook and has made a cool billion for his contributions to the great social catastrophe) a company which, basically taught most of America to steal other people's work and then justify it by lying and I see no way I'm going to contribute to this great personal information swap ever again

I promise you, this will not end well. Sorry that some among us have already seen the results of a great approaching social train wreck.

Forgive the passion, but I hate Facebook and I hate what it's doing to our culture.

Rick

Sad, Its not only FB yeppers, Google +, etc. I We don't do it either and never will or any of those, what we call "Look at me Sites". But go and just look at anything on Amazon and within a few minutes the same thing happens and in your e mails you be asked to checkout that product on their site.

Most sites will track you and if they don't, they use ones like Double Click, or any of the big trackers. Even when you "check" the box next to don't want to be tracked they still do to market to you.
On firefox you can go to   delete history and then go to tools to remove temp cookies for the sites you don't want to keep bugging you. They will come back if you go there again and then you have to do it again.

Sorry about the wives not liking the Buses.
We I was talking about one my Wife said why don't we sell the Truck and buy a Bus. She was and still is as happy with it as I am. Grin

Yes I am married as a matter of Fact our 24th Anniversary was yesterday but you will notice I don't use her name on line. She says Hi. Grin

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Unfortunately the marketers go through the big guys like Google to really track you and now they even know where you are at all times when your phone is on. Yes you can turn off the GPS but then the minute you turn it on again it shows where you are.



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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2013, 07:49:19 AM »

So sorry to hear about your sad ordeal, Derrick. Is your tent on standby for now?
Yes. Unfortunately when it all came down I obviously had to come off the road for a spell and the fella I was ministering with left me nothing but a trail of dust. But I have faith that God will provide. He has before and He will again.

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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2013, 08:45:17 AM »

I never had trouble finding an unhappy woman ... Until I went looking for mine. Every now and then, I am invited “to join Facebook” it happened again this week, and as always, I declined.  Yesterday as I opened up my email box it was right there on top, I received but another “invite” to friend up or join Facebook.

Now some would jump at the opportunity, but I will do what I always do with them, I will tactfully decline and here is why.   I just don’t do Facebook, or Twitter, David Letterman or Jay Leno.  I am more or less a disinclined recluse and do not operate well in social settings (Internet or otherwise).  Call me old school, but I tend to keep it confined to the pages here and I don’t take my information and spread it around the internet willingly.

When Facebook was rumored to be going down the tubes and everyone rushed to download everything that they had put up (of a personal nature) before the crash and demise.  Like Lemmings running to the very edge of the precipice they all lined up to take advantage of what time they thought they had left. 

But the hoax did not materialize.  Facebook survived. 

Last week a friend sent me an email warning of impending doom, this time again, on Facebook with some kind of super virus that was going to wipeout mankind and take their hard-drives with them.  It turns out the warning is part of the hoax. 

Again ... It did not happen.

Facebook is not on my bucket list for life, because it takes privacy into the open arena of society and not only promotes people to give it up, but asks for and seeks information of all sorts on the individual players.  Which in turn gets sold off or distributed to outside interests. 

They tell people that the new sharing functions that they have installed will help them to “tell the story of their lives.”  This is accomplished by allowing users to tell their friends in real time what they’re reading watching, hearing, eating and consuming.  Log on, and you’ll get a flood of updates on what all your Facebook buddies are doing ... at that instant in time.

Now do you really want to know that I am sitting here in my underwear typing this?  I-Don’t-Think-So.com.  As a friend of mine is fond of saying .... TMI (too much information)

Information which Facebook would take and fine tune to their advantage and then much like Goggle point or direct even more advertisements my way.  Meanwhile we all sit around and gripe about the changes they make and in the end, we adapt and accept them, we move on.

Two things life has taught me. 

Number One:  If you don’t like something, and they ask you what it is that you do not like, and you tell them.  Then expect MORE of that in the future. 

You see, “If you tell a man where it is that you tie up your goat at night, sooner or later, he will come by and steal it.”

Number two:  Facebook is in this to make money and you are in reality not the customer ... You are sadly ...the product.  The more you tell them, the more they have to sell, and believe it or not.  It will get sold. 

Facebooks’ 800 million free users are not the real customers here, it is the companies that line up and actually pay for your data and everything down the pike that you put up.  That is why I don’t do Facebook and will always opt out.  What privacy I have left (and these days it isn’t much) I am going to guard and protect.

So, thank you so much for the invite, but I am going to pass.

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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2013, 09:28:25 AM »

Great points Boxcar. I'm even more of a hermit since I keep my personal cell phone on silent at all times. I will set it to ring under special circumstances. Few things annoy me more than a ringing phone. In the old days, it was impractical to turn off a phone and you didn't know who was calling before you answered so the only way to make the stupid thing stop making noise was to pick it up to see hwo it is. Now, I find my life much more peaceful in many respects since I turned it to slient. If it's a number I don't recognize and no voicemail, they had no reason to call in the first place. That way I can control who I want to talk to. But most people know I hate phones and prefer email since it gives one the option to receive communication when they find the time.
I love these people at MLB baseball games who are paying little attention to the game and are texting on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Good way to get hit by a foul ball.
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2013, 09:31:38 AM »

Boxcar,

I couldn't agree more. The first time I became aware of this whole "stealth consumer info" technology I was working at a church as a Worship Pastor and I started getting emails at home and at work for Viagra. I mean ALOT of emails, sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. I hired a techie friend to investigate where and how they got my information and found it was good old, American made Sears. The higher ups at the Craftsman Club decided it was a good business plan and an ethical one at that to sell my personal info to the highest bidder which, with me being 50, resulted in me falling into Viagra's prime age group pool of potential Erectile Dysfunction men. I really started getting the feeling then that all is not well in America when it comes to being tracked, hunted and preyed upon by corporate America.

I'd like to find the guys that sit in boardrooms and marketing meetings that justify this kind of behavior and hire and send some of the more aggressive paparazzi stalkers types to their homes, offices and the places they meet their mistresses with a bunch of camera's. That might lead to change but I doubt it, some folks love for money and power is truly beyond measure.

The reason we won't see alot of public outcry over the recent revelations that our government is way over reaching their duties when they selectively and secretly intrude upon our constitutional rights is that the folks who should be outraged are actually doing the same thing in their business lives.

Sorry for the thread drift. Mods feel free to edit or erase my comments.

Once again, someone is ALWAYS watching and evaluating our behavior on this great Al Gore invention called the Internet even here at our beloved Bus Blog

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