Content-Numbers and Hubbers....Oh My

Facts Are Simple-Facts Are True-Facts Are Getting the Best of You

John Sebastian of the band Lovin' Spoonful told me years ago that there's 1352 guitar pickers in Nashville. ? Mark and the Mysterians cried 96 tears. Another band told me one is a lonely number and yet another more curious sang twentyfive or six to four. Now I'm just repeating what all those folks were trying to tell us in song but the point is repetition is a part of our everyday lives. So why then do the computers or moderators or whoever the hell runs HP constantly bombard us with this message: Note: A substantial portion of the content on this hub appears on other pages. To which I say "Yeah, so what"? There are, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, approx. 171,476 full entries in current use. 47,000 + obsolete words and 9,500 derivitive words. Of them one half are nouns, one forth adjectives and one seventh verbs. To expect that words will not be repeated is laughable. Just look at those Weekly Hub Pages nuggets you get every week. It's littered with sameness right down to interviewing of folks who write nothing but drivel (which often times is the same ole same ole). They seem to be able to fly under the HP radar (not really, they are just the chosen ones) writing about what to buy your 8 year old daughter for her birthday, which doesn't sound like a big deal until you read that an iPad or something else costing hundreds of dollars is the recommendation. While we'd all love to be able to buy those things for our kids many of us can't afford the lofty gifts. Recently what I thought was a great hub about the events of 9/11 (Micky Dee) was taken down and the reason given was that it was not up to standards. Well guess what HP, it was up to my standards, it was information that I wasn't aware of. Another of my favorite writers here Wesman Todd Shaw has the same thing happen. Both he and Micky Dee choose to speak the truth and challenge the business as usual attitudes of this country and for their efforts get hubs removed for reasons even a rational person would question. Do you want HP to be the same sterile bullshit that you get on the evening news? I don't! Every word I've written here has been used before in some context so I'm guessing that a substantial portion of this hub can be found elsewhere on this vast internet but like I said earlier "so what". Let the people decide what they want to read, not a machine or the powers in San Francisco that claim to run this thing. That's the end of my rant for the day, now let's see how long it takes the wonderful wizard  to find this hub substandard and yank it. Uncommon sense is killing this country so you all better keep your eyes open, you're next! Peace!!

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G-Ma Johnson profile image

G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I wonder who really reads all the programed hubs???I sure don't. I want to see something orginal, something with meaning, something from experience...this seems to be a big ADVERTISING SITE anymore.

Your's probably won't be pulled off because you wrote it so well...but we shall see..who can figure what they want here. The Leonard Cohen video didn't work for me...

Was wondering where you have been... it's Friday night yipeeeee...:O) HUGS ! ! Merle Ann


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Yeah, way too much crap on here. I'll just keep pushing because of the silliness on here. Democracy is coming to the usa, I love it because it's been gone so long. It's Friday, I said that to a lady that works at the grocery and she laughed and said "Yeah, it's Friday and I'm working tomorrow". It's funny how that day means so little anymore. Peace and Love!! Tom


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vrbmft 5 years ago from Yucaipa, California

Hi Tom

Appreciate your speaking out. I am glad that there is moderation of the hubs, but I wonder sometimes if the moderator is someone who is simply looking at a computer analysis of the hub's content and they don't actually read the hub till they are challenged. I had difficulties with two of my hubs on Healing Sexually Abused Children. They told me my titles were misleading and the content of the hub did not fit the categories I chose. It seemed very strange to me. I went back and forth on emails with someone from the hubteam and finally worked it out to their satisfaction and to mine as well, but could not figure out why the issue ever came up in the first place.

I will continue to write from my brain and heart and soul. I hope one of these days to figure out the whole money making part of it because I would like to make some money doing what I really enjoy.

I like what I originally read, about the beginnings of hub pages and always thought of hubpages as a hub of creativity and ideas to heighten our knowledge, our awareness, our information, and our ability to make decisions about a great many people, places, "things" and events as well as exposing readers to a wide variety of art forms including writing, photography, poetry, and music. Don't know if I left out an art form.

I find many hubs downright uninteresting and seemingly pumped out of a hubmill with very little creative salt.

It would be very disillusioning to me if this hub is bumped.

Here's looking at Uranus, Bro! Don't know what color it is tonight, but I think it is high in the Southern sky tonight, but not visible here through the Southern California clouds of rain and snow. Snowed here three or four times today. Cold, makes everything shrivel up and pucker.

Peace and Love

Vern


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Tom.... Well we used to make the week-end special...remember when Nothing was open on Sundays? Sundays were for church and family time..now one day is the same as the next....I for one miss all that....cough cough...roll another one...just like the other one...HUGS ! ! Merle Ann


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Tom... go check this hub...Thongs and Things to Think About by Tom Cornet...


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Before they yank you or yank your chain, I want you to know "I love you" Finally the best hub ever written, and I have been rode hard and blasted out of the park my HP and they are making money on all my hubs, I guess I am contribuing to helping them be rich. Not me I can starve. Great job, love you and I will let you in on my plan soon........rate up up up love & peace darski


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hey, thanks for another shout out, yo! (I think that is some sort of dialect used somewhere in the country?)

Yeah, they want product or problem solving hubs that either serve a reader's interests in becoming wealthy, gives a miserable person information concerning possible health problems - or just the latest and greatest Sunset Boulevard "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" props.

Of course it's a business. And at one point I'd decided that Norah, the head moderator. . .simply found my points of view to be repulsive.

1. A Satire hub was removed as I'd used the tag, and the phrase "evil white people" to describe not "white people" (what the fuck is a "white person?"), but to describe me and my older sister. I was told that that hub was placed into the wrong category, which I could possibly understand - except that nobody told me which category that it should be in. I was also told that the phrase and tag "evil white people". . . .was hate speech. Now, I guess I should probably be arrested and sent to a private, for profit prison for Satirically calling myself and my sister "evil white persons." Truly, I'm a dangerous criminal.

I had a Monsanto hub flagged as "duplicate content" as I copy/pasted a lot of information concerning who the stock holders are of that fascist, racist, death dealing, looming monopolizer of poisons sold for human consumption at grocery chains. . . um, got lost, um. . .corporation.

No worries, I'm nowhere near done with Monsanto - and they are nowhere near done with us. I personally think that the logical reaction to exposures of that entity's deeds would result in the deaths of many of it's employees. Hey, that's fine with me - it sure beats deformed, diseased, and dead poor persons. There's a town in Alabama - and it's full of nothing but the poorest blacks, and Monsanto, not wanting to spend for disposal of their poisons, dumped them into a stream that ran right through the town. Nobody in that town leads a normal life, or lives a normal life span. Where's Jessie Jackson when he's needed to be vitriolic about something? Where's oba. . . .nevermind.

I had one unpublished because talked about a local town outside of Dallas and Fort Worth that was making Arabic a mandatory language for all students. . . .I promise you that poor, middle, or even wealthy class "whites" blacks, Hispanics, etc - could profit more from learning Spanish and English, and concentrating on those. Who needs a distraction like Arabic in Texas? Those kids can learn that shit at college, or in the military if they are interested in such things. I forget what reason that they gave me for that Hub's "problem." I didn't care much, as news hubs are usually worth about a nickel in adsense income.

I had one deleted because I insisted that Mike Hawk is the center of the Universe. I feel like everyone should want to kneel before Mike Hawk, and kiss him. I'd even suggest that I'd enjoy having women such on Mike Hawk. I think that they could enjoy that. I know that I would. Hell, didn't Cosmo once have an article that suggested that Mike Hawk's spit, when ingested, provided a more lustrous, and beautiful skin tone.

I wish I'd seen Micky Dee's Hub, My corporate fascist Zionist New Word Order themed shit hasn't gotten much flack - I think someone somewhere might want me to have lots of rope, just in case I decide to hang myself. You know, most guys would like to be hung better, even if complaining about new ropes is part of the process. . . .

25 Or 6 to 4? Yeah, should I try to do some more? Not till I get some effin' sleep, Tom; that shit starts affecting my complexion, and causes the demons to become too visible. They usually just want me to buy gifts costing several hundred dollars for the children of Monsanto stock holders though. . . .


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Amen Vern, you have to be 18 years old to use HP and then they treat you like a child. I'm sure the moderator has an agenda too. If they don't like what you write they can just take it down. I just read a hub from a guy who was just tickled that he might (MIGHT) earn $100 this month. Whoppeeee, I can make that in a couple of days on ebay and as much as they can be a pain too there's no comparison to the idiocracy of HP! Thanks for your always appreciated comment brother! Peace!! Tom


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey Merle Ann, I remember everything being closed on Sunday and while it slowed down life (which is always good) it was a pain in some ways. *** I'll check out that Tom guy, I think he lives close to me (although me thinking is sometimes just not right :-P) Peace and Love!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Miss Darlene, I didn't know you were back on here girlfriend. I'm glad you liked this and am waiting to hear your plan, I'm IN! Peace!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey Todd, I give you a shout out every chance I get. You are one of the folks on here that should be making $ for writing. So the HEAD moderator's name is Norah, I'll file that info 'cause I can never get enough he...ah moderator:-P. I'm glad you chose to rant here. Let's fight the Monster dude!! Keep writing that good stuff, I'm convinced someone will eventually find out how good you are and pay you to do it!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Brother it tears it for me that the hub about Vietnam here on the web is NOTHING NEW! It's by James Watkins. Nothing is new. There has been NOTHING NEW about Vietnam in 40 years except CENSORSHIP. The vEiW is so slanted I will never read it or anything else the man does. Put me down as disgruntled. I sure as blip am not jealous. I'll worship the true God and all else will fall to Hades. I've had TWO hubs pulled recently and they remain dead because the hubpages team will censure truth if that truth conflicts with neo-nazism. And that's the tune I continue to hear. But there will be a reckoning. These people are out of their minds and their souls left a long time ago. God bless Tom!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Micky Dee, the same thing has happened to me. Hubs removed, no reason (or at least no GOOD reason). Those hub elitists never get the drivel that they write removed. I will continue to do what I do without regard for what any of them think. Together we can fight the monsters! Keep up the great hubs brother, I'm always interested! Peace!! Tom and Justin


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

justom— I enjoyed your song references in the first section. There is something going on at HubPages. I had one of my Hubs pulled but after rewriting it three times it was republished. Of course, by then the readers had moved on.

I have no idea why your friend Micky Dee singled me out in his comment. I did write about Vietnam using many sources to tell the story as best I could. I have no idea what "slant" he is talking about. Dozens of Vietnam vets have thanked me for the article and not one person has had anything negative to say about it. There may not be any new information in it. But many people wrote that some of the information was new to them. I worked for a week to condense thousands of pages from several books down to a mere 7,000 words.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Yeah, I don't know either James. The stuff we write about, while not always new, is new to the folks who read our hubs. History is history, does that mean we shouldn't talk about it just because it's been talked about before. It just doesn't make sense. Micky Dee is Micky Dee, he served in Nam so in my book he can say what he wants. I've known a lot of guys who came back changed so I pass no judgment. It's always good to hear your comments, I thank you for taking the time. Peace!!


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twentyfive 5 years ago

Keep your great hubs rolling :) Cheers Tom! Hope things will be back to the way it has been before.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

twentyfive, you are ALWAYS a breath of fresh air. Keep writing those informative hubs, you do it very well. Peace!!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I hope the best for you, my friend. Keep on hubbing. You are on the way. My pray always for you. Take care!

Prasetio:)


justom profile image

justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Prasetio my friend, I'm glad you stopped by even though this one is not my usual type of hub. I'm positive our discussion here has no impact on your always top notch hubs. Peace!!


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Awesome hub. Mine have been getting tagged way too much. I will keep on writing with my heart.


justom profile image

justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Healing Touch, just keep doing what you're doing. I love reading your honest, from the heart hubs. We can fight the monster together :-) Peace!!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I've had FIVE hubs unpublished by staff within the last 48 hours. They don't like my images, and expect me to be able to see microscopic watermarks, or something. They also aren't intelligent enough to see how some of my links are, in fact, related to the content.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey Todd, it's gotten just silly. Dude are you familiar with photobucket? Just type what you're looking for into the browser and add the word photobucket. They've got tons of photos and art that we can all use without problems. Check it out. If you're looking for something in particular let me know. Then too there are ways to get around all of it. Anytime you need some help all you gotta' do is ask :-P


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hey Tom, sounds like a plan! I had an account there once upon a time. I wonder if it's still active or if they've closed it down. I'll only brows the bucket for now on.

I've had most of those hubs reinstated, but one I'm waiting to hear back from them on how my link about monsanto isn't related to a hub about monsanto. . . .


justom profile image

justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Todd, you don't need an account to use photobucket. Just hit that restore down tab (up on the top right next to where you close) and drag and drop the images right to your desktop. Easy!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Cool. That does sound easy. I sort of quit looking for artwork type pics for hubs thinking that they were all protected images - so that could definitely help spice things up a bit.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Justom,

It seems like something fishy is going on with me as well. I put a lot of time and thought into what I write, and entered 8 pieces in the contest. I am shocked at the crap that won some of the days. The hubs are short, have mistakes, and are not interesting. It appears when they said to use maps and graphs, that's all they want. Two hubs on EGGS won. I mean, come on now. One for soft boiled, or coddled, and one for a hair conditioning treatment women used to do in my Grandmother's time. I think you have to be one of their "pets" who are on the forum all the time to get any attention around here. I wrote 60 pieces now, read whole books to do some, and got nothing at all. In six months I think I made about $20.00. I truly am unsure if it's worth it to go on writing anything of quality here, it takes time. And I am still unsure if we can publish our hubs from here on other sites? It is our intellectual property. They also like instructions, so I was considering a hub on teaching a Martian how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, with lots of maps & graphs.


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

@Jean...Ha Ha good idea..let me see, open the jar, get a knife, put the knife inside the jar with the P-nut butter, then pull the knife out and spread (that means put it slowly and carefully upon the bread).that being the p-nut butter... being very careful not to push too hard and smash the soft white bread (that is good 8 ways)...well you get the idea...:O) Hugs G-Ma


justom profile image

justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Jean, I totally agree. I don't think I've commented on your hubs but I do read them and it's obvious to me the work you put into them. I've tried to leave comments on some of those HP elitist hubs and if you happen to disagree or have something to say they consider negative, they won't approve your comment. The ego-maniac called Patti Inglish (I think) actually called my comment spam because she didn't like what I had to say. I just do this for fun and to meet folks, I never had making $ in mind so I don't feel like I need to listen to their idiotic ideas. You are way too good for HP anyway and I wish you well with your writing and thank you for taking the time to comment. Peace!!


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Thanks Justom. I don't mean to sound snobby, it's just that I see many really good hubs. I don't understand why or how the "elitists" have 100 scores, their hubs are no better or worse than many people write. I realize they have been on HP from the beginning, and probably have other jobs within it, so deserve something. Flicker lets you use their photos, and Wikipedia Commons, but they don't have lots of stuff, and the powers that be seem to want our own pics.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Many people around here seem to be unhappy right now and I see many people leaving too. That makes me unhappy.

I love the variety and the sometimes greazt writing - that's what I'm here for, the writing.

I hate censorship and attempts at mind control. So thanks for this brave Hub and I'm glad I got to read it before it gets pulled (I hope it doesn't). I missed Micky's one on 911.

Love and peace

Tony


justom profile image

justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Jean, you don't sound snobby at all. It's just the truth and just because they were here from the start doesn't make them good.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I hope friendship never end. We all family here. Thanks for share your beautiful thought here. I really enjoy all videos. Thanks for writing. I believe your passion still "on fire". Brother, my pray always for you. Have a nice weekend!

Blessing and hugs,


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Prasetio, I'll always read your quality hubs my friend. Like I tell anybody who will listen you are one of the top hubbers on here and beyond that the nicest person. Peace brother!


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Sembj 5 years ago

The hub was most interesting as were all of the comments.

Although I have been on HP for about three months I still feel out of my depth about a lot of what goes on; however I have noticed that many of the better and best writers have recently been making a number of different complaints about HP and it makes me wonder why there can't be a forum where complaints are dealt with in a transparent way. It would seem in everyone's best interest - HP and the writers.

In the meantime, it seems like most complaints are being made in many comment sections.

A stimulating and effective hub.


Sembj profile image

Sembj 5 years ago

The hub was most interesting as were all of the comments.

Although I have been on HP for about three months I still feel out of my depth about a lot of what goes on; however I have noticed that many of the better and best writers have recently been making a number of different complaints about HP and it makes me wonder why there can't be a forum where complaints are dealt with in a transparent way. It would seem in everyone's best interest - HP and the writers.

In the meantime, it seems like most complaints are being made in many comment sections.

A stimulating and effective hub.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

It does seem that many more people are unhappy on HP now. I think that it has to do with the recent Google changes...dip in income...and now HP is trying to figure out how to get better ranking so that we can all earn more money. Just speculation, of course, on my part. I'm sorry that I missed reading Micky Dee's 9-11 piece.

I never used to add Amazon capsules then read where some people were making loads of money writing just basically ads. So...tried a few and added Amazon to almost all of my hubs. Then with the changes...many of mine were flagged as having too many ads.

So...went back and pared them down. It is a learning curve for certain! What I really like about HP are getting to read many different hubs from all areas of the world and learning about places, viewpoints and things and the people who write them.

Nice meeting you here.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Sembj, it has gotten a bit crazy on here. I'm not sure if I've commented on you hubs but you do quality hubs. You are a writer, which I never claimed to be. Thanks for your insightful comment! Peace!!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

Sign me up Tom. Your the Dude.

Tom, my work was not read before I came to the Hubpages. I took my work from the other sites and placed it on here. Now they have these standards that will not allow that any longer. It is Bull crap. My name is on all my work if you see it somewhere else it is me.

They took three of my articles away for over two weeks. It had to do with pictures. Pictures?!!! I could not believe it. I have a Hub on Scams that people are trying to read but cannot, because they said contents are on other sites. True. It is my work. It is on Helium.com.

I am with you this is bull ....

I hope they do not find some reason to take this Hub off.

Your pictures are clear. No pixels. You should be okay. LOL.

Thanks for this much needed article.

Take Care,

N.E.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey N.E., it's all just silly business isn't it? They've taken down a few of mine too and tell me to edit and resubmit it. Ha, they ain't gonna' see that happen. I don't take their $ anyway so I basically don't care what they do with mine but what they're doing to good folks on here is wrong. Keep up the good work, I always enjoy your interesting hubs! Peace!! Tom


Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

I've had to stop writing a vast majority of the hubs I love to write because they keep getting "flagged". I stick mostly with fiction now because it is almost impossible to get flagged there if you keep it PG.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Phoebe, it just seems out of control doesn't it? I really thought if you have to be 18 to use HP there wouldn't be any problem with writing whatever you wanted to. That's why we have choices and much of the stuff I avoid is by the very same people who are supposed to be good writers. Thanks for your comment! Peace!!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

I really enjoy your work Tom. Which is why I check out your Hubs to see what you have.

Keep on writing ....

Take Care,

N.E.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks N.E. I am working on one now about our (Justin and me) new project. It's going to be pretty cool (and more importantly money making). We're printing, painting and gilding (that gold foil like material) on ceramic and marble tile. Nobody else is doing it and we can do custom orders. I'm trying to put together a web site now. It keeps me somewhat sane (although some would ? that :-P Always great hearing from you! Peace!!


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skeeter747 5 years ago

Liked this, and found out what to do with that photobucket that i am on.. Thanks :)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks skeeter, good you didn't sign up did you? You can just click and drag them to your desktop. You're welcome, take care. Peace!!


Jean Bakula 5 years ago

Just checking in. They didn't pull your hub yet. Maybe they are afraid we will all leave, and Patti Inglish will be the only one left. And the guy who writes recipes for eggs, of course, I learned so much there, not. If you decide to leave, please email me because I like your artwork and know a few people who would enjoy something so neat as a Christmas gift.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

It's still here Jean, haaaaaaa that Patti just knows all doesn't she? I'll keep on doing things here because I've met some great folks like you and also I don't take $ from ads, I just do this mostly for fun. Thanks so much if you need something let me know, we've got more ready and I'll probably do another hub soon on those. I'm trying to figure out some good animal rights groups to give part of the proceeds to, If you have ideas on that I'd be happy to hear them. Peace!! Tom


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

An uncompromising look at the status quo on writing websites in general. I agree with you 100%


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Alladream, thanks!! Peace!!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

tom, I have had a few pulled and many I had to redo. It is all about the mighty dollar and what Google and others want.

I thought it was all about freedom of speech.

I have joined a new site. It was started by a Hubber. I guess he was tiered of it too

Tina


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Tina, the latest in the insanity is last night I tried to publish a new hub and they asked me to do a phone verification. What's up with that? I don't take $ from this place and I damn sure don't want them to have my phone #. They say it's to find out if I'm a bot, how funny is that? Like I said in the answer forum, if I was a bot my hubs would be a lot better :-P Thanks for commenting and by the way what's that new site? Peace!!


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

HI Tom, Just heard on the news that PayPal and Google are in a law suit over possible trading information..Pay Pal says they stole their ideas etc. Was just a quick blurb so I may NOT have it all correct. I do know though that there is a Big Law suit going on.

Also heard that HP is trying to go on their own and so maybe why all the differences..There are so many possibles that we really have no idea. It may smooth out?? If not here we go again...:O) HUGS Merle Ann


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey Merle Ann, I was just thinking about you wondering where you've been. I sell on ebay (as you know) and a few years back they made it mandatory to have a paypal account. Since ebay bought paypal I thought that was a terrible conflict of interest but I gave in and while I don't like everything about paypal they come in quite handy when sending $. Todd told me a couple of folks on here are now doing their own sites so I don't know what's up. That phone verification thing really pissed me off. Hope all's well with you, I've bought a domain name and am trying to put together a website so my HP time has gotten backed up. Peace and Love!! Tom


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Tom,

Well seemed you were upset with me as I sent you a regular e-mail and never answered...Glad you are keeping busy, I am fine Thank you and also busy with my grandson graduation, I made a slide show and even got it on u-tube (private) to send to him...been so busy going through hundreds of photo's and scanning to make this show...but I did it and am so excited even with music background...I know whoooopeee...but for me it is...Miss you...:O) HUGS Merle Ann

By the way you guys ok there in Kentucky...such bad weather these days ..Prayers for all...me again :O)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

I don't remember getting your e-mail Merle Ann, I would not have ignored you and absolutely am not and never was upset with you. Sorry about that misunderstanding. Sounds like a fun project, I bet it turned out great. I've just about given up hope of grandchildren but at least I have little Nora (my ex's sister's daughter) but they're in California so I don't see her much. We're good here, some thunder storms but nothing major! Glad you're good!!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

tom, the link to that site

www.excerptz.com


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Tina, I'll check it out!


Motown2Chitown 5 years ago

justom - this could make a person really get to thinking. That's kind of why I started following Todd.....he said some thing that were just honest - even if he didn't think they'd be popular, and I respect that. There's always gonna be a status quo, but fighting the monster is respectable too. I have to admit, I'm a peace lover, so I wish we could always just get along - but I won't do it if it means going against what's right.

Pretty cool hub, and thanks for following. I returned the favor! ;-)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Michele, I totally agree with you, peace is the way I live my life but I won't put up with what I think is just wrong. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff but I'm kind of in the middle of doing a web site for a new product my son and I are doing and truthfully I'm in a totally unfamiliar area so it's at times overwhelming. Peace!! Tom


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub and thanks for sharing.Obviously many others also enjoyed this one and here's to many more to share.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Eiddwen, just a rant against the silly business. Thanks for reading it! Peace!!


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Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK

Justtom it is heartbreaking that hubs are taken down when they are not pornographic or full of swearing. ( Not that swearing bothers me, I urge any one that it does to read Bill Bryson, Mother tongue). Sensoring of touchy subjects is wrong. It is how we see both sides of a debate.

I can not lie, I will sound like a hypocrite because you will see the odd hub that you will tell is to earn me some coinage. That is because of my aim to stay with my children and work from home. I will sell myself cheaply to achieve this.

But hopefully one day this will not be necessary and I will be able to write the other hubs that you have seen me write so far, the ones I can actually enjoy writing.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Ddraigcoch, I totally agree, censoring serves no one. If someone disagrees with me about something I would NEVER not approve their comment. That's how we all learn. You need not be sorry for excepting $ for writing, I support that but I'm no writer and have never claimed to be. I choose not to take HP's money not because I don't need it but I say what I think and not worry if they decide to ban me. Please continue to write good hubs and make $ (even though folks on here for the most part make little). Glad you stopped by, this is one of my rant hubs but I really do have some that are interesting :-P


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

About James Watkins - get over yourself - your hub with that content is a lie and so are you.

I think it's pretty strange that if I create a hub about lies in government, history, the right wing which has never been right about anything, the left wing that is really the right wing, if I refute lies about Jane Fonda, if I bring up new evidence about any lie - my hub is trahsed. My work is destroyed. My work is in limbo. I've worked hours for naught. And this is why I dislike any website that throttles the truth and hubpages throttles the truth.

Hubpages - these hubpages - should actually be illegal. This is the USA I was told. Land of the free! Free speech. Talk all you want but this government- this USA will lie a billion lies while you try to refute one lie. these hubpages are actually anti-American.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

http://mickydee.hubpages.com/hub/A-Vietnam-War-Hub...

At this hub above- I refute James Lying Watkins and his right wing lunacy and drivel. James Watkins is a fascist liar.

He would never go to war for his country. He can't handle the truth. How could he defend shyt?

Everybody hates something. I hate rutabagas and lies. When a fool writes propaganda for Satan - I hate it.

I'll defend the truth.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Were you smoking pot during English class or do you write all of your hubs using one paragraph, give us a break and I mean literally.

Try throwing in some quotes and breaking stuff up maybe bold some text, put in some bullets or list, something WOW!

Now I happen to agree with what is written, I just have a difficult time with the delivery system. Part of growing and learning is to use your mistakes to make yourself better, a concept you yourself left as a comment on one of my pages . . . perhaps you will practice what you preach . . .

. . . but as I suspect you're just in love with your own written rants!


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justom 4 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi so called artist, if you weren't such a fucking idiot you might have read my profile. I don't claim to be a writer so your idiocy about that says a lot! I do, however, have a degree in commercial photography and my son has a B.A. in graphic design and makes your doodling look like the same crap I see from a 12 year old. Anybody with a computer and a program can claim to be an artist. So please continue you delusion just as I will continue to speak the truth, or as you refer to them rants. Thanks for your foolish comment, which like all comments I approved. Peace!!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

TOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

THAT'S THE SPIRIT...


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hello Tom and Wes ~ I just wish we had some way of knowing what gets flagged as inappropriate, and all the other warnings, so we can make adjustments appropriately. I enjoyed your Elephant Talk and Democracy music and the Leonard Cohen is no longer available to watch here. We can understand the reasons that HP has these regulations, in order to keep Google happy. They rule the internet. Did Alfred E. Neuman know something? Please take a look at my hub on Internet freedom. We slowly insidiously lose all of our constitutional rights, while no one is looking. G-d bless the next generation. What will happen to them? Blessings, Debby


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

And yet between the two of you can't seem to get a simple black and white with gold foil business card printed correctly, Hmmm!

Now, Now . . . intelligent sheeple do not require cuss words to make their point!

Simple basic rules of grammar and essay structure are taught to third graders, your not trying to tell me you are less intelligent than a third grader are you?

You yourself called them rants, I'm just using your terminology, most of my crap is done by hand as the computer is just a tool for those less qualified.

I did read your profile and was thinking that the above mentioned 12 year old wrote it, but now you actually admit it is yours WOW!


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Not that what I say matters...but you both seem to be acting like third graders..but then again maybe it is just the Man to Man ?? ego ?:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Well, somethingblue DID refer to it's stuff as "crap".....


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Well just who is he? and why does He matter...we know it is great stuff..."Wanna bees" stick together like glue, me to you and you to me...:O)

Hugs G-Ma

P.S.maybe he is jealous and wishes HE thought of it first...


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justom 4 years ago from 41042 Author

Whew, I'm tired. To my beloved peeps, this person insinuated that he's (or maybe she's) the best artist AND writer on here and when I went to look at his or her stuff I found out, as usual with people like this, he or she was full of shit. Debby, I'm sorry you had to come in on this one. I'll check out your hub for sure, thanks!!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Look dipshit I was just having some fun don't get so serious, If I can't compliment myself who can . . . you came on one of my hubs and insulted and cussed me, what did you expect was going to happen!

Why don't you get all the comments you have made to me and all the comments I have made to you and let your buddies decide who the asshole is cause you ain't even coming close to full disclosure so you want to paint a pretty picture it ain't going be with what you have said


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justom 4 years ago from 41042 Author

Your medication is past due and the only point you've made sits atop your head so medicate and when you go see your therapist tomorrow tell him all about the bad man you had to deal with. After your hour he'll tell you what I'm going to tell you now. Thank you, I think we're done here.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

You just can't stop with the insults, hmmm, what grade are you in?

I got your medication hanging let me tell you how I really feel, your pathetic.

However showing patience and tolerance of your fellow human is the better route, so I will allow you to continue to live in your pathetic little World.

This all started when you asked the question what is the best way to create an avatar?

Only an inept moron would need to ask a question like that, after all comparing my far superior avatar to yours is pointless. Clearly you have no clue, you claim you don't know how to separate your articles into paragraphs because you are not a writer and I must agree.

A true artist would just create one, which makes me now realize why you didn't show us the 'plates' you had made and sent to Vista, the cheapest low quality printer known to mankind.

Which is not only a reflection of your ability, but your mentality as well. Your follow up correspondence clearly demonstrated your childish pathetic nature as well.

Now were done!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

My favorite hubs are "tell it like it is," hubs! This was written so well, justom...and helped me to realize I'm not alone in being disgusted when I hear what the HP moderators do to some people. I can never understand their "reasoning," well, maybe because it's not REASONING......rather someone's mood on a particular day...? I don't appreciate being treated like children. Not at all. Up & awesome....GREAT comment, Wes, my friend....They need to leave you alone!! They're just plain old JEALOUS of your genius! Damn it anyway!


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justom 4 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks fpherj48 , there is no understanding, I totally agree. Genius? Thanks, no one's ever said that before. Thanks for you great comment!!

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