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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:38 PM
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We're flying to California tomorrow.
Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Friday, with just a smallish group. My parents, who are both 87, my sister and her husband, my brother, and one nephew with his family. I'm very much looking forward to this, and probably won't be posting here until Monday. No politics will be discussed among the group...it's a family rule. So, I'll be pretty much away from all things political. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:40 PM
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1. Have a great turkey day!
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Juneboarder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:41 PM
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2. Be Careful!! It's kinda cold here ...
like 65 degrees!! :crazy:

Don't forget your bathing suits, shorts and flip flops! :)
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:16 PM
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9. Yah...I'm wearing my heaviest parka, you betcha.
It's supposed to be 57 degrees here tomorrow. Last good day of the year.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:41 PM
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3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:42 PM
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4. Dont Get Robbed for Using Social Media
Burglars lost a valuable resource recently. They didnt mislay their crowbars and they can still get hold of bags marked swag if they really want to, but PleaseRobMe.com is no longer listing tweets with location data. The shopping list for home-raiders is now empty.

PleaseRobMe.com was never meant to help burglars, of course. The site, which simply reposted tweets whose writers had indicated they werent at home, was created to alert people to the dangers of sharing too much information on social media sites information such as the fact that theyre enjoying a two-week vacation in Cancun, the house is empty, and theres a giant pile of cash in the unlocked office drawer.


Its a risk thats easy to understand. Location-based services such as Foursquare, Facebooks Places, and Twitters Add your location feature should all be vital boons for criminals. Theres little point in leaving the lights on when you go to the cinema or asking a friend to pop around and empty the mailbox when youre on vacation if youre also going to announce to the entire world that youre not at home. Its really not hard for any criminal capable of opening a Facebook account or surfing to Twitter to discover whos out and about in their area and whose homes are safe to rob.

And it might have happened. The media is full of reports about people who posted their location information on Twitter or on Facebook and came home to a jimmied front door and a house emptied of valuables. Geo-location for posts and careless tweeting have made targeting so simple that its no surprise that potential victims are worried.


more . . . http://www.geekpreneur.com/dont-get-robbed-for-using-social-media
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:18 PM
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10. Not much worth stealing at my house, really.
Besides I have nosy neighbors, so they'll call the cops if someone shows up. I didn't tell them my moronic teabagger brother-in-law will be coming to feed our cats. Hope springs eternal, you know...
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:43 PM
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5. Have a marvelous time.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:47 PM
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6. Wear flip-flops and a thong to minimize the pre-flight check-in.
And have a great Thanksgiving!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:15 PM
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8. That's a tempting idea, but I hate scaring small children and
old people. :rofl:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:49 PM
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7. Same to you MM..
:hi:
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