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Old 15 Jul 2012, 07:39 PM   #3196
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there may exist many versions of yourself
Each with a different MIEN, though.
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 12:21 AM   #3197
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Though I could say amen to that it might turn out to be a bad OMEN.
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 01:40 AM   #3198
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AMEN.
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 02:58 AM   #3199
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Both 'bad omen' and 'amen'(*) may be appropriate if you happen to be at the receiving end of the ADEN cannon in action.

(*) This may be inappropriate for folks of certain religious persuasions, or of no religion.
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 03:28 AM   #3200
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I DENY that amen always has such connotations.
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Old 17 Jul 2012, 02:29 AM   #3201
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We best veer away from religion and put a big DENT into another subject.
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Old 17 Jul 2012, 06:10 AM   #3202
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Is there anything you would like to VENT about Susan
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Old 17 Jul 2012, 09:34 AM   #3203
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She quite properly gets BENT out of shape when scammers claiming to be from Microsoft call her asking to take remote control and "fix" her computer(s). A major Microsoft support office is nearby in my city, and they never contact me. So I agree it's always scammers, and I hope she finds some way to waste their time without wasting hers!
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Old 17 Jul 2012, 04:26 PM   #3204
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I wish somebody would BEAT the "Microsoft support" scammers at their own game.
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Old 18 Jul 2012, 12:00 AM   #3205
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Those 'Microsoft Support' scammers need to take some HEAT - they are worse than I thought!
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Old 18 Jul 2012, 10:41 AM   #3206
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It would be a NEAT trick if you could conference in your local police on the call and let them try to catch the crooks. But my guess is that the bad guys are calling using a VOIP phone some distance from your location, making it very difficult to track them down.
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 08:29 PM   #3207
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Even if the scammers were somewhere NEAR, it still would be difficult to track them down.
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 11:44 PM   #3208
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There are still many online, who use Microsoft software, who will be taken in. I FEAR that the scammers are winning - or so it would seem.
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 03:09 AM   #3209
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A DEAR friend of my mother's (my mom is 84 and this lady is 90) was far too trusting and let some "workmen" in claiming to be from a Water heater company to replace her water heater (that she had rented from another company....) they removed the "faulty" one and disappeared..... she had to pay the rental company it was rented from to replace the missing one, and rent a new one.. I am not sure how much she had to pay but it was clearly a case of unscrupulous people taking advantage of an elderly person.

This lady lives across the street from my mom, fortunately my brother and I had both instructed her never to let anyone in the house unless she knew them, etc. but they had knocked on her door as well.

They came around our neighbourhood as well, I asked for their pamphlet and information, and when they left I called the local police station and gave them the information. The police informed me that this is a major issue they are looking into at this time and they even stopped by to collect the pamphlet from me, so hopefully they can curtail this activity soon.

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Old 20 Jul 2012, 09:56 AM   #3210
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I shed a TEAR every time I hear about these scams, especially the ones which are directed at the elderly.
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