• Google Class Action

    From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to All on Sun Jun 18 10:51:00 2023

    Hi Folks!

    If anyone wants a few dollars from Google go to this site and follow the instructions: refererheadersettlement.com.

    One of many articles explaining and some details on how to submit:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2023/06/13/google-settlement-search -payout/70318406007/



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jun 21 10:36:00 2023
    Barry,

    If anyone wants a few dollars from Google go to this site and follow
    the instructions: refererheadersettlement.com.

    One of many articles explaining and some details on how to submit:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2023/06/13/google-settlement-search

    -payout/70318406007/

    The key phrase is "a few dollars"...the attorneys will get most of it.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 22 06:52:00 2023

    Hi Daryl!

    If anyone wants a few dollars from Google go to this site and follow
    the instructions: refererheadersettlement.com.
    The key phrase is "a few dollars"...the attorneys will get
    most of it.

    I have to agree but in this instance a few dollars is better than none.
    I didn't know anything about it, I get the benefit of others' work....
    Yes the amount is small but still like finding money on the ground.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 24 17:11:00 2023
    Barry,

    I have to agree but in this instance a few dollars is better than none.
    I didn't know anything about it, I get the benefit of others' work....
    Yes the amount is small but still like finding money on the ground.

    I'll have to go back and find the email.

    The main lawn care person I had, and the backup, are no longer available.
    So, I had to search for a company to do the lawn and other stuff for me.
    They are supposed to come by on Tuesday...so I'll make a quick Post Office
    Box run on Monday. The haircut, etc. is going to have to wait for now...as
    this will cost me more than expected. But at least they won't charge my
    card until the service is done.

    I wish there was a way to slow the growing of the grass.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jun 25 07:03:00 2023

    Hi Daryl!

    I'll have to go back and find the email.


    How do I submit a claim?
    To opt out or into of the settlement, visit refererheadersettlement.com
    by July 31, 2023.



    The main lawn care person I had, and the backup, are no longer available. So, I had to search for a company to do the lawn and
    other stuff for me. They are supposed to come by on Tuesday...so
    I'll make a quick Post Office Box run on Monday. The haircut,
    etc. is going to have to wait for now...as this will cost me more
    than expected. But at least they won't charge my card until the
    service is done.


    Gee, you don't want to become known as Daryl the Hippie Ham?!


    I wish there was a way to slow the growing of the grass.

    Have a drought like we have been having up here? Definitely makes most
    of the grass start hibernating. The good thing is didn't fully turn
    brown, just a brownish-green. Probably turning back to green this
    morning: late last night had a thunderstorm and the rain gauge is at
    1". I'm thinking at least half ran off as had several downpours so no
    chance to soak in but better than nothing!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 27 08:07:00 2023
    Barry,

    How do I submit a claim?
    To opt out or into of the settlement, visit refererheadersettlement.com
    by July 31, 2023.

    At least I have time to take care of it.

    Gee, you don't want to become known as Daryl the Hippie Ham?!

    I look like Santa right now. "Ho, Ho, Ho" is what a farmer does to his
    fields three times over <G>, and as Paul Zerdin's ventriloquial figure
    (dummy), Sam, described Jerry Springer "He's nothing but a big fat ho". <G>

    Paul won America's Got Talent awhile back, and one of the deals he did
    on Britain's Got Talent was where Sam was "turned into a real boy".

    When Sam was copying Paul (here I go, talking to a puppet <G>), Paul
    made the sound of a fart, and Sam said "I can't do that"...although he
    told Paul "You're not funny with a puppet" <G>, Yet, when he got put
    back in the bag on the Jerry Springer show, he said he needed to come
    back out, "because I farted in here". <G>

    Even Jose' Jalapeno on a stick with Jeff Dunham wanted to come back
    out of the box, as he wanted to see the girls...any girls...because
    "Jose' has the stick". <G>

    Have a drought like we have been having up here? Definitely makes most
    of the grass start hibernating. The good thing is didn't fully turn brown, just a brownish-green. Probably turning back to green this morning: late last night had a thunderstorm and the rain gauge is at
    1". I'm thinking at least half ran off as had several downpours so no chance to soak in but better than nothing!

    We've had to deal more with severe thunderstorms with hail to the size of softballs, hurricane force winds, power outages, flooding, and even some tornadoes. Another complex of storms will affect the area overnight into Wednesday, so I hope I can make this mail run beforehand.

    Then, "the heat is on"...with Excessive Heat Watches already posted. The
    heat index hit 118 at Little Rock on Sunday afternoon, before the severe
    storms arrived...absolutely brutal out there.

    I hope all the hot weather lovers are happy.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 29 07:30:00 2023

    Hi Daryl!

    How do I submit a claim?
    To opt out or into of the settlement, visit refererheadersettlement.com
    by July 31, 2023.
    At least I have time to take care of it.

    You'll be surprised how fast that month goes!


    Gee, you don't want to become known as Daryl the Hippie Ham?!
    I look like Santa right now. "Ho, Ho, Ho" is what a farmer does
    to his fields three times over <G>, and as Paul Zerdin's

    Or to modify "The Streak": "Ethelll! That's not his red suit you're
    lookin' at!


    Paul won America's Got Talent awhile back, and one of the deals
    he did on Britain's Got Talent was where Sam was "turned into a
    real boy".

    "Aunt Betsy, tell me about Uncle Sam growing up!"


    When Sam was copying Paul (here I go, talking to a puppet <G>),
    Paul made the sound of a fart, and Sam said "I can't do
    that"...although he told Paul "You're not funny with a puppet"
    <G>, Yet, when he got put back in the bag on the Jerry Springer show, he said he
    needed to come
    back out, "because I farted in here". <G>

    That joke stinks!




    Have a drought like we have been having up here? Definitely makes most
    of the grass start hibernating. The good thing is didn't fully turn brown, just a brownish-green. Probably turning back to green this morning: late last night had a thunderstorm and the rain gauge is at
    1". I'm thinking at least half ran off as had several downpours so no chance to soak in but better than nothing!
    We've had to deal more with severe thunderstorms with hail to
    the size of softballs, hurricane force winds, power outages,
    flooding, and even some tornadoes. Another complex of storms will
    affect the area overnight into Wednesday, so I hope I can make
    this mail run beforehand.

    We're supposed to get some threatening weather later today (Thursday,
    June 29th) -- level 3 out of 5. Morning weather showed a huge complex
    covering prety much the entire state of Nebraska and it's coming this
    way. (*) ...Will take down/secure some of the outdoor furniture, etc.
    Doing that is almost a health hazard: since yesterday we've been in a
    "Very Unhealthy" zone for air quality from the Canadian Wildfires (per https://fire.airnow.gov/ ): can see the smoke-haze looking down the
    block.

    (*) Thought later: (For the others) I'm in eastern Iowa, about a dozen
    blocks from the Mississippi River. Nebraska boarders western Iowa. (So
    the NE/IA boarder in music is "The Day the Music Died" and my area is
    the old songs about the Rock Island trains, plus the original _Roseanne_
    shows about 'Loose Meat sandwiches' [Maid Rites].)

    Then, "the heat is on"...with Excessive Heat Watches already
    posted. The heat index hit 118 at Little Rock on Sunday
    afternoon, before the severe storms arrived...absolutely brutal
    out there.

    Sort of the good news up here is it has been cool -- yesterday's high
    was around 82; the bad news is with the cooler temperatures people are
    tempted to open their windows to let the coolish air into the house --
    along with the smoke particles.


    I hope all the hot weather lovers are happy.

    Actually I like hot weather but mainly to contrast it to cold weather.
    OTOH anything above 90 or so it too much. ...Now to find that
    tagline....


    BarryMartin3@MyMetronet.NET



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jul 1 07:38:00 2023
    Barry,

    You'll be surprised how fast that month goes!

    It's time for Christmas In July, as the year is half over...so, the decorations in the stores will be up any day now.

    Or to modify "The Streak": "Ethelll! That's not his red suit you're lookin' at!

    Get the point?? <G>

    "Aunt Betsy, tell me about Uncle Sam growing up!"

    Really.

    That joke stinks!

    The audience liked it. <G>

    Have a drought like we have been having up here? Definitely makes most
    of the grass start hibernating. The good thing is didn't fully turn brown, just a brownish-green. Probably turning back to green this morning: late last night had a thunderstorm and the rain gauge is at
    1". I'm thinking at least half ran off as had several downpours so no chance to soak in but better than nothing!

    We've had intense heat the last several days, with excessive heat warnings and heat advisories. A cold front is to enter the region this weekend, then stall in the state much of the next week. That means several days of BBS downtime due to thunderstorms.

    We're supposed to get some threatening weather later today (Thursday,
    June 29th) -- level 3 out of 5. Morning weather showed a huge complex covering prety much the entire state of Nebraska and it's coming this
    way. (*) ...Will take down/secure some of the outdoor furniture, etc. Doing that is almost a health hazard: since yesterday we've been in a "Very Unhealthy" zone for air quality from the Canadian Wildfires (per https://fire.airnow.gov/ ): can see the smoke-haze looking down the
    block.

    I've noticed that...we've had moderate ozone levels, but nothing like
    you've had, and even the Ohio Valley was experiencing the last few days.

    (*) Thought later: (For the others) I'm in eastern Iowa, about a dozen blocks from the Mississippi River. Nebraska boarders western Iowa.

    You mean "borders"...unless the folks from Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, North Platte, and other areas, like Iowa better. <G>

    (So the NE/IA boarder in music is "The Day the Music Died" and my area
    is the old songs about the Rock Island trains, plus the original _Roseanne_ shows about 'Loose Meat sandwiches' [Maid Rites].)

    The old Rock Island shops in Silvis now restores old vintage equipment, including the former UP Challenger steam locomotive 3985, with several
    other heritage cars, that they'll use on future excursions. Many folks
    nowadays have no clue what "the glory days of railroading" were like.

    Sort of the good news up here is it has been cool -- yesterday's high
    was around 82; the bad news is with the cooler temperatures people are tempted to open their windows to let the coolish air into the house -- along with the smoke particles.

    With the thunderstorms much of next week, it'll cool things off. My hope
    is that it'll provide enough water for the lawns and roofs, so that these idiots who break the law on the prohibition and shooting off of fireworks
    and related paraphenalia (sp?) in the city, aren't at risk of starting a
    fire on the lawns or the roofs. These selfish folks think NOTHING of those
    who have PTSD, or "high strung pets".

    Actually I like hot weather but mainly to contrast it to cold weather. OTOH anything above 90 or so it too much. ...Now to find that tagline....

    With cold weather, it makes the arthritis pain hurt more. But, it means
    no insects, no heat illness, and no tornadoes. With hot weather, you have
    all of that, and sometimes at extreme degrees.

    With cold weather, you can put on layers of clothing to keep warm. With
    hot weather, you can only remove so much before it becomes "indecent". And, when you get down to being nude, you can't go any further.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jul 2 08:07:00 2023

    Hi Daryl!

    You'll be surprised how fast that month goes!
    It's time for Christmas In July, as the year is half over...so,
    the decorations in the stores will be up any day now.

    Friend of ours went to Hobby Lobby end of May and they already had
    Christmas decorations out. Initially thinking way too early but sort of
    makes sense: if a hobbyist is creating decorations takes a while for the project.



    Have a drought like we have been having up here? Definitely makes most
    of the grass start hibernating. The good thing is didn't fully turn brown, just a brownish-green. Probably turning back to green this morning: late last night had a thunderstorm and the rain gauge is at
    1". I'm thinking at least half ran off as had several downpours so no chance to soak in but better than nothing!
    We've had intense heat the last several days, with excessive
    heat warnings and heat advisories. A cold front is to enter the
    region this weekend, then stall in the state much of the next
    week. That means several days of BBS downtime due to
    thunderstorms.

    I haven't been able to do any yard work for probably a couple of weeks: between too hot/too humid, for several days the air quality from the
    Canadian Wildfires was classified as "Very Unhealthy" (Level 5 out of
    6) -- visibility at times was down to 1.25 miles, now past several days
    we've had on-and-off rain/thunderstorms....



    (*) Thought later: (For the others) I'm in eastern Iowa, about a dozen blocks from the Mississippi River. Nebraska boarders western Iowa.
    You mean "borders"...unless the folks from Omaha, Lincoln,
    Council Bluffs, North Platte, and other areas, like Iowa better. <G>

    They might!



    (So the NE/IA boarder in music is "The Day the Music Died" and my area
    is the old songs about the Rock Island trains, plus the original _Roseanne_ shows about 'Loose Meat sandwiches' [Maid Rites].)

    The old Rock Island shops in Silvis now restores old vintage
    equipment, including the former UP Challenger steam locomotive
    3985, with several other heritage cars, that they'll use on
    future excursions. Many folks nowadays have no clue what "the
    glory days of railroading" were like.

    When "Thomas the Train" was on PBS Kids?!


    Sort of the good news up here is it has been cool -- yesterday's high
    was around 82; the bad news is with the cooler temperatures people are tempted to open their windows to let the coolish air into the house -- along with the smoke particles.
    With the thunderstorms much of next week, it'll cool things
    off. My hope is that it'll provide enough water for the lawns and
    roofs, so that these idiots who break the law on the prohibition
    and shooting off of fireworks and related paraphenalia (sp?) in
    the city, aren't at risk of starting a fire on the lawns or the
    roofs. These selfish folks think NOTHING of those who have PTSD,
    or "high strung pets".

    Neighbour across the street was gifted a very high-strung dog: poor
    thing (the dog) is afraid of just about everything. Last night (July 1)
    some fireworks in the area -- bet the poor pup as a mess! And it's
    going to get worse! Davenport/Rock Island is having their fireworks on
    the 3rd (from barges in the Mississippi); here in Bettendorf on the 4th. Private displays are allowed only 3rd and 4th (in Bettendorf, I think Davenport is the same) but of course some people ignore.


    Actually I like hot weather but mainly to contrast it to cold weather. OTOH anything above 90 or so it too much. ...Now to find that tagline....
    With cold weather, it makes the arthritis pain hurt more. But,
    it means no insects, no heat illness, and no tornadoes. With hot
    weather, you have all of that, and sometimes at extreme degrees.

    I can deal with the cold better than the heat.


    With cold weather, you can put on layers of clothing to keep
    warm. With hot weather, you can only remove so much before it
    becomes "indecent". And, when you get down to being nude, you
    can't go any further.

    Though stylin' for Halloween!

    ...Half-watching a cat outside: had been drinking from a puddle in the
    street from at least five minutes -- half-glanced at the clock. Could
    see the little waves as the tongue lapped up the water. Must have been super-thirsty as droplets from the tree was falling on/around it.



    BarryMartin3@MyMetronet.NET



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jul 4 08:37:00 2023
    Barry,

    Friend of ours went to Hobby Lobby end of May and they already had Christmas decorations out. Initially thinking way too early but sort
    of makes sense: if a hobbyist is creating decorations takes a while for the project.

    At the end of May??!!

    This reminds me of the song "Red Neck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson...she
    leaves her Christmas lights up on her front porch all year long...and she
    knows all the words to every Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker, and Ol'
    Bocephus (Hank Williams, Jr.) song. <G>

    I haven't been able to do any yard work for probably a couple of weeks: between too hot/too humid, for several days the air quality from the Canadian Wildfires was classified as "Very Unhealthy" (Level 5 out of
    6) -- visibility at times was down to 1.25 miles, now past several days we've had on-and-off rain/thunderstorms....

    The air quality hasn't been as bad down in the MidSouth, Arklatex, and Arklamiss. We've had moderate levels, with a few unhealthy levels prompting Ozone Action Advisories, but nothing more. For once, this morning showed a GREEN (good) level at observation, plus that's what's forecast through at
    least Wednesday.

    When "Thomas the Train" was on PBS Kids?!

    Not quite.

    Neighbour across the street was gifted a very high-strung dog: poor
    thing (the dog) is afraid of just about everything. Last night (July
    1) some fireworks in the area -- bet the poor pup as a mess! And it's going to get worse! Davenport/Rock Island is having their fireworks on the 3rd (from barges in the Mississippi); here in Bettendorf on the
    4th. Private displays are allowed only 3rd and 4th (in Bettendorf, I
    think Davenport is the same) but of course some people ignore.

    I saw where Los Angeles banned them because of "green" (environmental) issues.

    I can deal with the cold better than the heat.

    Same here.

    Though stylin' for Halloween!

    That's what this meme showed of this little boy wanting to be like
    Charlie Sheen. <G>

    ...Half-watching a cat outside: had been drinking from a puddle in the street from at least five minutes -- half-glanced at the clock. Could
    see the little waves as the tongue lapped up the water. Must have been super-thirsty as droplets from the tree was falling on/around it.

    Most cats and dogs hate water...but there are some who don't mind it
    at all.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jul 5 07:33:00 2023

    Hi Daryl!

    Friend of ours went to Hobby Lobby end of May and they already had Christmas decorations out. Initially thinking way too early but sort
    of makes sense: if a hobbyist is creating decorations takes a while for the project.
    At the end of May??!!

    That's why I have store-bought decorations! <sing-songy> Oh the weather outside is humid, and the air conditioning is scattering my glitter...


    This reminds me of the song "Red Neck Woman" by Gretchen
    Wilson...she leaves her Christmas lights up on her front porch
    all year long...and she knows all the words to every Charlie
    Daniels, Tanya Tucker, and Ol' Bocephus (Hank Williams, Jr.)
    song. <G>

    Around here the Christmas lights are left up only because they're frozen
    to the house until April!


    I haven't been able to do any yard work for probably a couple of weeks: between too hot/too humid, for several days the air quality from the Canadian Wildfires was classified as "Very Unhealthy" (Level 5 out of
    6) -- visibility at times was down to 1.25 miles, now past several days we've had on-and-off rain/thunderstorms....
    The air quality hasn't been as bad down in the MidSouth,
    Arklatex, and Arklamiss. We've had moderate levels, with a few
    unhealthy levels prompting Ozone Action Advisories, but nothing
    more. For once, this morning showed a GREEN (good) level at
    observation, plus that's what's forecast through at least
    Wednesday.

    It's Wednesday morning -- will go out in an hour or so to get some
    overdue yardwork done. Yesterday would have been a good day but I just
    was not going to do yard stuff on Independence Day -- just not right.
    OTOH I did see a couple of people mowing their yard on the way to the afternoon festivities Bettendorf had, plus the neighbour's yard service
    mowed her yard after I got back.

    Our air quality is back into the 'good' range -- as far as smoke
    particles is concerned. Right now humid (which is part of the reason I'd delaying); this afternoon they're forecasting thunderstorms.




    Neighbour across the street was gifted a very high-strung dog: poor
    thing (the dog) is afraid of just about everything. Last night (July
    1) some fireworks in the area -- bet the poor pup as a mess! And it's going to get worse! Davenport/Rock Island is having their fireworks on the 3rd (from barges in the Mississippi); here in Bettendorf on the
    4th. Private displays are allowed only 3rd and 4th (in Bettendorf, I
    think Davenport is the same) but of course some people ignore.
    I saw where Los Angeles banned them because of "green"
    (environmental) issues.

    Prior to the rains immediately before the 4th of July we had a definite drought and there was a county-wide burn ban for several weeks -- I was
    going to hook up the hoses outside to have ready should a neighbouring firework come down and start a fire. Call 911 first, but until they get
    here at least I could spray the fire and maybe contain it -- roof would
    be a problem as is a two-story house but at least better than doing
    nothing! (I have picked up 'fireworks residue' in prior years.)


    Though stylin' for Halloween!
    That's what this meme showed of this little boy wanting to be
    like Charlie Sheen. <G>

    Charlie Brown, Charlie Sheen -- close!


    ...Half-watching a cat outside: had been drinking from a puddle in the street from at least five minutes -- half-glanced at the clock. Could
    see the little waves as the tongue lapped up the water. Must have been super-thirsty as droplets from the tree was falling on/around it.
    Most cats and dogs hate water...but there are some who don't
    mind it at all.

    Right. I don't think this one was standing in the puddle but more than
    likely had more than a few drops of water fall on him. The main weird
    thing is this critter was drinking non-stop: lap-lap-lap-lap. Seemed
    like a solid five minutes. Pretty much frozen in position - didn't come
    up at all.



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