Joined 8 years ago from now on Last activity 2 hours ago
FYI: If you are wondering why I only have one article (four now that I found time to make fixes but the internet one and the Raptors are just for fun) I unpublished the other 40 because Hub Pages discontinued the floating capsule which I used extensively in all my hubpages. Consequently they flagged my pages as having pixelated pictures because all the pictures in the floating capsule were blown up to full size causing most of them to become pixelated and the removal of the floating capsule totally screwed with the formatting and continuity of every hubpage, so instead of wasting hours trying to correct it (it took me over two hours to fix the one hub page I did) I decided to unpublish them. My biggest traffickers were:
What You Should Know About Eastern Box Turtles
The North American Wood Turtle: Glyptemys insculpta, could be the most intelligent of all turtles!
The "uncommon" Common Snapping Turtles: Chelydra serpentina serpentina
So... you think you want a Siberian Husky?
Hilarious stuff I found on the web that will just make you laugh! (Lots of videos, takes time to load)
I don't have enough faith to be an Atheist...
A Valentine's Day poem, plus free writing/rhyming
Amateur "Citizen Scientists" get grants for science data projects!
"Paw, why do the little box turtles try to cross the road? Can we help them?" (Says Opie to Andy Griffith to open a dialogue about turtle conservation)
Best April Fool's Day Pranks - Can You Top This One?
Pet Velociraptor Care With Valuable FAQs
My Trip to Venus and Mars
Yeah, I like animals. The rest were a collection of political satire and commentary and a couple 5 chapter stories.
The only thing I feel fortunate about is that I didn't waste tons of hours writing hundreds of hubpages only to have to deal with such an inconsiderate decision by hubpages. I don't know how anyone can make money worth the time it takes with HP. If I was making money I would have demanded they reimburse me for all the pages’ down time fixing what they screwed up but we all know they actually could care less..... So end of FYI update!
It always amazes me what people will put in these profiles for the WHOLE WORLD to see! To begin with anyone can write in their profile anything they want and I'd venture to guess many of them aren't even near the truth, so what value is there in believing those? Some will display the most personal information you can imagine that any normal reader wouldn't even care to know! Combine this with hub pages or forum posts that can reveal even more about your personal life and you are providing more information than anyone would need to invade your life. In today's world (full of hackers, perverts, terrorists and murderers) why would anyone want to make available any personal information like your profession, aspirations, real name, names or number of children, where you live, etc. on a world wide scale for every or any crackpot with access to a computer to learn as much about you as they can? It's worse than leaving your home without locking the door and believe me there are more "nut cases" using the internet than you can imagine.
Naiveté or narcissism? For the naive I wonder why hubpages doesn't have a warning when you sign up about the risk of disclosing too much personal information or that the information you see in a profile may be completely fictitious. Seems prudent doesn't it? I have encountered many of both naive and narcissist hubbers on hubpages not to mention receiving threatening attacks laced with severe profanity by self-described "atheists" in my comment sections. I suppose that is best explained by this link, read the warning signs: https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Early-Psychosis-and-Psychosis/NAMI-Early-Psychosis.pdf
It won't take long if you follow the HP feed before you witness the signs of early psychosis in some hubbers' writings. One red flag you'll find is people who write their own bio in the third person. Really, that's a riot!
I must say though, I have also encountered some (fewer every year) hubbers I'd label as the brave and the bold! These are intelligent, informed and well-spoken, thinking, patriotic Americans who know the risks of the internet and deem it worth the risk to take credit for what they say and think, feeling their background and/or credentials lend important weight to their expression and they are loath to allow any small threat of "nut cases" to stifle their freedom of speech in any way. (Frankly, I pitty any "nut case" who would dare tangle with their ilk). These people deserve our respect and our prayers, but admittedly (with respect to taking credit, :-) I am not one of them, especially when it concerns controversial subjects which can be hot buttons for the "mentally deranged".
Are there children in your household? Why put their pics on your profile or in a hubpage? Just go to http://www.familywatchdog.us/Search.asp where you can put in your address and you'll discover there are hundreds of sex offenders registered and living right in your neighborhood, your town, county or state. What activities do you suppose anti-social deviates are drawn to?..Church socials or sitting at a computer 24/7 looking for prey (or whatever their sick motivation may be). At least now if you or yours wind up being a victim of a sicko reacting to something you said on hubpages you can't say you weren't warned.
Having said all that, I'll be frank about my profile...It's none of your business (and why would you believe anything I would tell you about me anyway?) but if you must know more you can write to any office of the FBI for more information on "Tsadjatko".They all know about the legend of Tsadjatko (which is the Quinault Indian name for BIGFOOT)! but I warn you, then the FBI will have YOUR information. :-)
7 weeks ago
Chances are no one remembers this kid. He's been gone from the rock and roll scene longer than he's been gone from earth but I'm sure he couldn't be happier.
3 months ago
To the unbelievers, the deceived, the brainwashed by gurus, open your minds & indulge Frank Turek's videos in entirety, then try to make a case for why it doesn't take faith to be an atheist. For Dawkin's disciples watch the Lennox video near end of hub page! For the truth seekers, you have arrived!
3 months ago
Want a Parody? Well here it is! This is what Dinosaur mania has brought me to - I know, I've lost my marbles!
3 months ago
Yeah there are lots of hubs and websites that claim they have the funniest stuff but just aren't that funny - experience this hub page and then tell me you weren't entertained to the max!
7 weeks ago
Everything you need to know about Eastern box turtles, Terrapene carolina carolina.
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