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by Calvert DeForest
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga...
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga...

Miley who? :razz
by Calvert DeForest
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: WJIM stations

Gross Telecasting also owned Capital Cablevision, a cable company serving the east end of Lansing Township. Gross held the franchise for the entire township, but which was split into three areas, but only wired up the Groesbeck area by WJIM, leaving the rest of the township without service. He sold ...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: death to 'doorbusters'
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: death to 'doorbusters'

I've always viewed that word with a negative connotation. It conjures up an image of people breaking down doors and rushing aisles to save a few bucks on this item or that before the "limited supply" disappears. Black Friday is a marketing myth that has been dis-proven in multiple retail studies. Pr...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

As I understand, K-Mart isn't checking much of anything these days. :razz I've had my gripes about Walmart, but I'll be the first to admit that I shop there out of pure convenience. It's the only big-box retailer in our town. I prefer Meijer, although the nearest store is a 12-mile drive one-way. Wa...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Listenbuddy
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Listenbuddy

I think Listenbuddy had more than one incarnation. There were a couple subsequent posters who used very similar writing style and expressed like perspectives. They also disappeared in a matter of time, whether their accounts were removed or they just got bored and moved on.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: An Ill Wind
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: An Ill Wind

There's more than one crack in that story.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: I'm still kicking...
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: I'm still kicking...

Glad you're doing better Ed! Our prayers are with you and your family.
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: News From Niceville
Replies: 19
Views: 4483

Re: News From Niceville

People like that are not wired right. From what I've read, the problem isn't psychological, but physiological. Such propensities are rarely corrected through psychotherapy or counseling. Until medical science comes up with a way to effectively rewire a pedophile's brain, he/she will continue to harm...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

No Metalhead, they check things that aren't bagged like Soda, beer Kitty litter and of course big ticket items. Take maybe 5 or 10 seconds like at Sam's Club or Costco. No rights being infringed upon, they have the right to make sure that shoplifting isn't happening and if you not tried to steal so...
by Calvert DeForest
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

One day I was walking around Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing when it still had a semi-enclosed walkway. Left a bookstore and noticed a guy following me from there to another store. I was parked down a way, so I continued through the walkway to the parking lot. The dude followed me into the lot an...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: TCM
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: TCM

We ditch the Dish about 10 years ago and do a combination of OTA and streaming. Our ISP is a local company that hasn't raised our rates past $35/month in the 12 years we've subscribed to 6 Mbps max service. Up to now our download speeds have been 3-5 Mbps ....enough to accommodate streaming provided...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Would You Like Extra Lemon With That Tea?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Would You Like Extra Lemon With That Tea?

Hopefully he wasn't soured by the experience.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

I've occasionally had a greeter check my receipt on the way out of Walmart, but it's usually reserved for big-ticket items (i.e. a TV or computer hardware). Never had to show a receipt for common items nor has an associate ever requested to look into a bag. That being said, what most shoppers don't ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: WiFi Is Illegal in This American Town. (And Yes, People Actually Live There.)
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: WiFi Is Illegal in This American Town. (And Yes, People Actually Live There.)

On a more serious note, I've read some stuff about the Radio Quiet Zone. It is apparently an attractive area for people who experience hypersensitivity to RF waves, particularly high-frequency. 5G should be a fun ride for those folks.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ho
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Ho

The bounds of annual Christmas creep seem to be limitless. Just 10 years ago, Thanksgiving seemed like a barrier. Nope. Now it's Halloween. How long before it creeps towards Labor Day? Just wait. That 24/7/365 Christmas format is on its way... Hopefully it's a station in the 101.7-102.3 range. They...