A. Macarthur

• Retired Labor Representative, Contract Language Writer, Negotiator, Contract Enforcement Agent

• Retired Newspaper Editor-in-Chief, Published Author, Editorial/Writer-columnist

• Currently ... Photographer, Digital Artist

• Degrees in Biology, Fine Art, Post-Graduate Studies

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Eat The Press Do Not Read It
link   Eat The Press Do Not Read It    last year

I have returned from my force incarceration at the Dick Cheney Nursing Home For Wayward Republicans, where WATERBOARDING is a therapy, not torture.

Here is a video that will explain everything!https://www.facebook.com/UncleYohnnie/videos/1680780325311990/

It Is ME
link   It Is ME    2 years ago

In case I'm out for awhile...……….. or get "Zapped" from NT...…… MERRY CHRISTMAS my Friend !

It Is ME
link   It Is ME    2 years ago

Holy cow dung batman.....PC moderation has gottin' waaaaaaaay outa hand ! jrSmiley_42_smiley_image.gif

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  It Is ME   2 years ago

Best wishes to you and family … still hoping we meet up one day at Walt Disney World!

It Is ME
link   It Is ME    2 years ago

Don't forget....I'm a HUUUUUGE curmudgeon when it comes to politics. anger

When it comes to FUN.....I'm ALL IN. thumbs up

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  It Is ME   2 years ago

Despite our political differences, I believe we share some common ground and can be friendly, respectful "rivals".

It Is ME
link   It Is ME  replied to  A. Macarthur   2 years ago

You bet !

Funny....well....more sad....that folks don't see they have more in common than they do differences. I don't run my life that way. I see more in common with you than I see differences.....and that's ALWAYS a GOOD thing. Big hugs

Politics is more important to most, than it should be. Me......I luvs me a good political debate....but it's NOT my LIFE !

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur    3 years ago

Is this happening to anyone else?

For days, I have found it exasperating to leave and follow comments on the site … it delays, jumps erratically … is it my ISP or the site server?

link   Cerenkov    3 years ago

I agree with your point vis a vis Jeff. Unfortunately, the article was locked before I could state that publicly. 

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  Cerenkov   3 years ago

Just getting to this … I know I can be a pain-in-the-ass … but I believe that everyone deserves his "day-in-court" so=to-speak.

link   Lebowsky    3 years ago

Thought I'd come by and say Hey, good to see you! Yep there goes the neighborhood :o)

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  Lebowsky   3 years ago

Hey, Lebowsky,

I forget this part of my homepage exists and I'm trying to catch up before I forget again.

Good to see ya'.

link   Randy    3 years ago

Hi Mac,

Hypothetically speaking, if a person such as myself had an extra $300 to spend and was thinking of a decent camera, what would you recommend? Can a good one be had for that low of a price? Perhaps I should look on Amazon or Ebay for a used better one then I could get new for $300? Just wondering. I haven't made up my mind to get one, but my therapist says I need a hobby, soooooo......




link   Moonchild63    4 years ago

Started new GRP. "Quotation Conversation!" I keep a quote journal & they can inspire, encourage, embolden or enlighten - they can also spark pamphlets that Lead to Common Sense Revolutions.

If you care to join let me know.

link   Randy    4 years ago

Thanks for your concern Mac. Sometimes, even on meds and with good therapy, with clinical depression you still can crash and burn anyway and that's what happened to me. Something changes in the chemicals in your brain and all of a sudden the meds you have been taking don't work any longer or are overwhelmed and you have sort of a mental breakdown. The new meds I changed to are good, but they take a month to 6 weeks to take effect properly and those weeks were really bad. I really needed to go to a hospital for a  month or so, but unfortunately medicare doesn't really cover that well (very, very few hospitals take medicare for mental illness) and there aren't any hospitals around here that I can afford at the $7,000 a month that they charge.

So I am sort of back and avoiding most political stuff as it's a bit toxic for me to get angry right now. I need some more smooth sailing before I can take that on again.

Thanks again for your concern and don't worry, I am slowly feeling better and better.

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur    4 years ago

Anyone seen Randy lately?

Larry Crehore
link   Larry Crehore    4 years ago

Check this out: 

link   Randy    4 years ago

Hi Mac! My son, Tom, has started a photo page of his own on facebook and I hope you'll take a look at it. Being his father I'm a little prejudiced, but I think he's off to a good start. Hope you like it.


Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson    4 years ago


I've been posting to  my Blog  for the last week or so... getting almost no reaction.

Now, that could be because no one is interested in what I post (  tough guy   ). But it could also be because posts to Blogs don't show up in the "Newest Comments" and "Newest Discussions" pages. Blog posts appear briefly on the NT Home page, in "Latest Activity", but they quickly fall off and are lost forever.

So... if you have appreciated my posts in the past, please stop by at my Blog, and if you like what you see there you can: 

   1) Stop by from time to time...

   2) Subscribe via RSS. RSS is a really, really REALLY good way to get your news. YOUR news, whatever YOU want to get. I've posted  a tutorial .



link   evilgenius    5 years ago

I no longer see how to edit my articles nor how to contact you to ask this question.

link   Randy    5 years ago

Please read and comment on the new article in the moderators group called:

Personal attack or not.

It concerns the CoC. Thank you

link   deepwaterdon    5 years ago

Thanks AMac. I'm like a babe in the woods here. Will figure it out with time and practice, here. Thanks

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  deepwaterdon   5 years ago


We're all crawling a bit … or more.

link   screminmimi    5 years ago

It's good to see you too, Mac. Makes the place feel like home.Laugh

link   sixpick    5 years ago

Thank you for accepting my friend request A Mac!!!!  Hope you saw the photos I took of the old building in Chesnee, SC with the side of the building painted.  It was obviously painted some time ago and is fading.  The photos are located on the article you put up with the link to your group about last chance Thu and Fri.

A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  sixpick   5 years ago


I did briefly see the photos you posted on the last CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY article; a family member passed away quite suddenly at about the time you posted the photos and consequently, I spent minimal time on-line until last night.

When the next CREATIVE ARTS article goes up, please re-post those photos.

Susan in Wisconsin
link   Susan in Wisconsin    5 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. Glad to be here.Grin.gif

Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson    6 years ago

Did you manage to send the FR before I was finished registering?

I'm honored!

link   JuanV    6 years ago

TY. Best.

Buzz of the Orient
link   Buzz of the Orient    6 years ago

I just discovered a site that might interest you. Notice that the woodcuts have a similarity to posterizing. At the end of the pages, at the bottom, there are links to other possible sites of interest.

link   Sara    6 years ago

hmmm, been out of the loop for so long, instead of helping you get your butt out of the snow, I deleted it all together...hope I managed to send you somewhere...warm? (not hot-warm...just luke-warm!)

where am I going...and why am I in this basket????

link   Sara    6 years ago


Larry Crehore
link   Larry Crehore    6 years ago

Like my new Avatar??

link   MoonCrow    7 years ago

Thank you! ... it's been an incredible, humbling "journey" ...

Coral Atlas
link   Coral Atlas    7 years ago

I saw you were in Philly so I just assumed you were familiar with the Upper Black Eddy area in Bucks .... Frenchtown and Milford NJ are on the Delaware across from UBE - great area for outdoor pics - FT is popular with weekenders & somewhat cosmopolitan & the shops could use some publicity .. VERY nice little town as well as Milford which is 2 miles away - and needless to say Bucks county along the Delaware is awesome ....



link   CM    7 years ago

Thanks for the Friend's request A.Mac, I have enjoyed reading your comments and looking forward to many more..

link   CM    7 years ago

That's the comment A. Mac. can you fix it?..CM

link   palma    7 years ago

Thank you. Just heard of this site and it seems a good refuge from NV

Stephi Cantley
link   Stephi Cantley    7 years ago

Sorry! That piece is called 'Pencil Vs Camera' by Ben Heine (Belgium)Grin.gif

Stephi Cantley
link   Stephi Cantley    7 years ago

A Mac! This guy's creativity reminded me of you right away!!!!Smile.gif 13_members.jpg?width=530

David Abrams
link   David Abrams    7 years ago

thanks so much for welcoming me to NT

Michael Barineau
link   Michael Barineau    7 years ago

Thanks for bickering with me today, had a fun. Time for me to nap out though, hope you have a good day back there.

Michael Barineau
link   Michael Barineau    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome, one of my friends said it was an addictive place to spend time and you meet pretty fun people.

link   USA1    7 years ago

Thanks Mac and glad to be here

Buck Russell
link   Buck Russell    7 years ago

Thank you!Grin.gif

Nina Rey
link   Nina Rey    7 years ago

Thank you. That was an easy process - I thought maybe I'd have to tap dance...I'm a very good tap dancer!

link   Que    7 years ago

I'm just learning my way around. I wanted to publish an article in the environmental section, but couldn't find how to do that. Is there way?

Buzz of the Orient
link   Buzz of the Orient    7 years ago

Thanks, Mac. I don't mind if it means erasing all the pictures to correct the problem. I'll have no problem posting my own.

link   sixpick    7 years ago

Thank you very much Mac for accepting my friendship request and no do not remove Cobaltblue's picture. I like the end result as well.

link   cobaltblue    7 years ago

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to put a picture, Mac, so if it is, please feel free to remove it.

Here is an example of my liking a pic despite my outrageously bad picture taking. Ha! You'd think I'd notice that before I pushed the button. I'll get the hang of it. It's nice having you to give me feedback. Of course, no feedback necessary on this little mess. I think I know what I did wrong, but I liked the end result. Ninnyness need not be a handicap.


link   JbBirder    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome... nice looking blog - great articles. Went to visit old blog, *insert name here*. I guess it closed? Can't see anything, what a mess!

Multifarious One
link   Multifarious One    7 years ago

Thank you. I look forward to using the site.

link   TennisMom    7 years ago

Thank you, A. Mac!! I'm looking forward to participating.

dennis smith
link   dennis smith    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. It looks like this is much better than Newsvine.

Foy 49
link   Foy 49    7 years ago

Thanks ! I will .

Alan Curtis Montgomery
link   Alan Curtis Montgomery    7 years ago

Glad to be here, this site is really great.Grin.gif I am glad Jerry told me about it on Newsvine. I have a lot to learn here but I think I can figure it out.

Pat N2
link   Pat N2    7 years ago

Hey AMac - Don't know if I ever got a chance to show you this one or not. Taken back when you were my "coach" and right before my departure from the Vine. So I can't remember if I ever showed it to you or not. I actually like this one.

True American Pat
link   True American Pat    7 years ago

Thanks for the heads up.....Smile.gif

kevin saltzman
link   kevin saltzman    7 years ago

hello A.

Does Soph come here at all?

Alisa S
link   Alisa S    7 years ago

Thank you for having me!

link   Unsane    7 years ago

Thanks forthewelcome!

Pat N2
link   Pat N2    7 years ago

Hey AMac!! Thanks for the warm, welcome back.Missed you, my friend!Now...for the daunting task of teaching my tech-illiterate brain how to use the features of the site again!

link   Spiggy    7 years ago

Sorry its been so long. Family lost two great people within a month of each other. Good to be here. Thanks.

link   lib50    7 years ago

Thanks - so glad I found this!

link   NYPeach    7 years ago

Thank you!

link   Jimster    7 years ago
Hey AMac, nice to know you've flown the coop too!
Gail J. Hall
link   Gail J. Hall    7 years ago

Thank you AMac, I'm so glad to be here, now I just have to figure out how everything works!

link   StevieGee    7 years ago

Thanks A. Macarthur. I used to play on Newsvine and before that Propeller. Right now I'm trying to find a new playground. This may just be the place. See ya around.

link   G-MAN65    7 years ago

Thank you!

link   Moonchild63    7 years ago

Thank you for your kind welcome. It is a little overwhelming, yet I'm sure I will get the hang of it67.gif

JK Thom
link   JK Thom    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. Just getting my bearings here. It seems like a good site.

lady in black
link   lady in black    7 years ago

Thank you for the welcome! Smile.gif

Disturbed Librarian
link   Disturbed Librarian    7 years ago

Sorry I didn't answer you sooner, I was just getting used to the site. Yes, your books are overdue but lucky for you, February is Food For Fines Month at our library so you will be forgiven if you take some canned goods (not expired) to your local food bank. And thanks for the welcome!

link   Strangerthanfiction    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome! Happy Valentines Day to everyone! It's great to see some familiar faces and some new friends. So far I am liking what I am seeing.Grin.gif

Dave B.
link   Dave B.    7 years ago

Thanks. Just arrived from (you know where). LOL. Looking forward to getting to know this site and contributing to discussions.

NC Slim
link   NC Slim    7 years ago

Thanks...another member of the "Great Escape" team. Waving at all the NVers and friends.103.gif

link   beebobby    7 years ago

Thanks. I am another newsvine escapee.

link   GeeGee64    7 years ago

Thank you! I'm a Newsvine refugee looking for a new home. I was directed here through a comment on NV and am very happy to see so many familiar names. I'm taking some time to get to know this new site, but so far it's a great fit. 113.gif

David Fouchey
link   David Fouchey    7 years ago

Thanks Mac good to see you.

link   Leotie    7 years ago

Thank you! I'm another one from News Vine, and have had several people reccomend this place. It looks good, easy to navigate and all that good stuff. I'm looking forward to jumping in later today.Grin.gif

mon glas
link   mon glas    7 years ago

Wow, A. Macaurthur, your photos are showing beneath this thread. They are stunning!

mon glas
link   mon glas    7 years ago

Thanks A. Macarthur! Looking forward to conversation with old friends and new friends. Please disregard my stumbling around here for a few days until I learn the ropes.

Mon Glas

Patricia Jo Webb
link   Patricia Jo Webb    7 years ago

Thank You.

charger 383
link   charger 383    7 years ago

Thanks, I think I would rather learn a new site instead of trying to relearn th evine.

Rodney 889389
link   Rodney 889389    7 years ago

Hey Mac, well I guess NV has run its course, time for something new and improved and I hear New Talkers is itSmile.gif .

Kim Lyvang
link   Kim Lyvang    7 years ago

Thank you. I was kim me on NV. This seems much more refreshing than the new NV.

Debra Sams (aka Life Traveler)
link   Debra Sams (aka Life Traveler)    7 years ago

Thank you so much for the welcome! I was Life Traveler at NV. I am SO enjoying myself here1

CC Armstrong
link   CC Armstrong    7 years ago

Thank you sir! You might best know me as CCArm from NV. I will probably change my user. Good to see you!Grin.gif

link   66yrs99pct    7 years ago

Thank you, A. Mac.....

Glad to be here. Look forward to sharing comments with you and others.Smile.gif

link   Pilotshark    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome, might take a few to get use to this.

but again thanks for the welcome

link   Zydor    7 years ago

tyty Mac - I'm a Vine Refugee :)

..... am just sniffing around at the moment,sizing upthe Rooms,Paint, Wallpaper and the Locals :)

Lisa Schneider
link   Lisa Schneider    7 years ago

Hi A Mac! Thank you for warm welcome...site looks great, and can't wait to feel my way around things...get up and running!

link   Miss_Construed    7 years ago

Thank you for the welcome.

link   NOCORPORATIONS    7 years ago

thanks for the welcome. Hopefully you will get a big push with the new vine going in.

my guess is you will.....regardless I need to learn a new layout....

again thanks for the welcome


link   krounded    7 years ago

Thanks AMac! I finally decided to come over.

link   Ozzwald    7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. Long time Newsviner, and I think you'll see an influx of us since the new format went up.

Like to think my profile pictures tells more about me (a picture is worth a thousand words after all)

pat wilson
link   pat wilson    7 years ago

Thanks, A.Mac. I'm glad to be here. You, Perrie, Mike and the others are doing a great job with this site.

Bourbon Street
link   Bourbon Street    7 years ago

Thanks for having me.

Stephi Cantley
link   Stephi Cantley    7 years ago

Smile.gif Awww...hi! And thank you so much! This is a whole new world for me! I'm kind of amazed!!!

link   evilgenius    7 years ago

I followed friends from a different site that changed for little reason. I'm a middle aged male and I march to the beat of my own drum. I was in the US Army during the 80's for 4 years and in the US Coast Guard during the 90's for 6 years. I'm now a disabled veteran that runs my own IT Consulting business for small businesses.

retired military ex Republican
link   retired military ex Republican    7 years ago

I am retired military USAF 20 years one month. Only other site I go to with any regularity is Newsvine and Frankly a little tired of the trolls. Have been in Newsvine since 2008. Some of the best members are now here.

I am an ex Airforce electronics technician, electronics instructor with a Master Instructor Rating. I am a graduate of theAir Training CommandN.C.O. academy.

Colleges attended to many to mention. New assignment new Base new College. Major in Social Psychology. Hobbies wood turning pens, bowls.

Born in Ohio, last 25+ years have loved in Ohio. I am a yellow dog Democrate after 50 years of being a staunch Republican. Have four Grand children and the Original wife. I wanted a different name wanted to use Retired Military ex Republican. is that changeable. Sorry for the pause call from the office.

Jerry Verlinger
link   Jerry Verlinger    7 years ago

Thanks Mac, It's good to be here. A couple of people were talking about Viners jumping ship and coming here, so I decided to check it out, and seeing you and Perrie were running the show, I knew it was a good place to be. Then when I realized you have that renegade friend of mine, Mike Lonkousky hiding out here, I just had to join. I'm, sure it will be fun.

Moby's ManCave
link   Moby's ManCave    7 years ago

Hello! Glad to be here!

Charlie Courtois
link   Charlie Courtois    7 years ago

Hi Mac, it great to see you. Still doing lots of PICS, I see. You might appreciate the little piece I am going to begin with about Perrie's hometown, Roslyn, NY.

I have to do a little research. See ya. CharlieGrin.gif

link   LoneRanger01    8 years ago

AMac,..cool Pics of the Fawn Triplets,....Grin.gif

Linda Ladywolf
link   Linda Ladywolf    8 years ago

Did not really expect to be approved so quickly, is there a way to change my screen name to what it used to be. Not sure either that I will post all that often, I hope constant commenting is not a prerequisite for member ship.

link   Rixar13    8 years ago

Thank you sir, it's so nice to reconnect... Smile.gif

Gussie  Fink-Nottle
link   Gussie Fink-Nottle    8 years ago

Thanks "Mac" having aperusalas we speak


Nigel Dogberry
link   Nigel Dogberry    8 years ago

Perrie says you busted up your ankle. Well, crap. That had to hurt. Get better soon.63.gif

Kara Shalee
link   Kara Shalee    8 years ago

Hi, Mac. Thanks for the welcome back. I know that I am in the right place here. Suffered a few withdrawals, and I won't give up "the other place" entirely, but I really DO feel welcome here. With a management team who cares, and doesn't put themselves in some sort of a special class. We are all just the same. Human beings. Whata concept, huh? You've always been there for me when I've needed any sort of help or been confused. Which happens a lot!! So thanks for putting up with me. Yes, I'm better now, and I hope you are well too........thanks for such a nice comment to me!!

Oh, and let's just say in advance that I'm sorry when I might screw up. Just set me straight, and I'll try to "straighten up and fly right". LOL. I like your photos, your friendliness and your helpful nature, to mention but a few. Take care now.

Kara Shalee
link   Kara Shalee    8 years ago

Thank you Mac for your kind invite. Gotta see about it, since I don't have that particular talent. But nice of you all the same so thank you!!


Trout Giggles
link   Trout Giggles    8 years ago

thanks, A. Macarthur! Still trying to figure out how to do stuff here, but it's not that hard

link   Nona62    8 years ago

Thanks for the FR and your kind words!! :-)

Rebecca "Brite" Kesler
link   Rebecca "Brite" Kesler    8 years ago

It's fine... just a bit of a shock, that's all! :)

Mrs D
link   Mrs D    8 years ago

Thanks A. Mac and hope I am able to contribute. :)

link   HollyKl    8 years ago

Thank you, A. Mac! I hope I can add something to the community. Smile.gif

Michael C.
link   Michael C.    8 years ago

Hello A. Macarthur. Thanks for the nice welcome. Right now I am very interested in the relationship between food and diet and health. I am still learning how to use this site. I discovered the Healthy Vegan group and joined it, it looks very interesting. I am also exploring the rest of the site.

link   thixologist    8 years ago

Thanks A Mc.

I am a chemist by trade working in the oil fields of NoDak. The other half of the month i am building and operating a self sufficient farm in the desert mountains of central Wyo. I grow my own groceries, grain and meat. I make my own electricity and fuel. I work occasionally as a gunsmith, diver and electrician.

I am here at the invitation and recommendation of Neale. I browsed around a bit yesterday and this morning getting the lay of the land. I hope i can make a few useful contributions now and again.

link   Tsula    8 years ago

FR received and accepted with great pleasure.

link   Chloe    8 years ago

Hi all! I hope I'm in the right spot!Is this for A. Mac or a public "wall?"I just wanted to "Thank you" for all of the welcoming emails. I tried to return them, but they went to the mailer daemon. Nice to see so many past and presentViners here, too!

link   islandgirl    8 years ago

Hello and thank you A. Macarthur! I think you know me from NV, I'm just testing the waters over here.

Buzz of the Orient
link   Buzz of the Orient    8 years ago

I'm not sure how to use the mail on TheNewstalkers, but I hope you get to see this. I wanted to tell you that what you did was an extremely kind gesture. Granted my savings were all but wiped out, but I do have sufficient income so that I am not hurting as to necessities, and there is enough to start saving again. Thank you for making the offer - even my own brother did not do the same. As I had said, just looking at your photos brings me comfort and pleasure. I need nothing more.

With gratitude,


raymond friedman
link   raymond friedman    8 years ago

Thank you for the kind words and let it be known that my photography is directly influenced by you , your critiques, your articles and your art work.Still attempting to navigate my way around.Grin.gifGrin.gifGrin.gif

link   MalamuteMan    8 years ago

Thanks for the heads up A Mac! I will let you know if I see anything that doesn't look right.

link   Sara    9 years ago
Hey Mac! Thanks for the friends request and nice comment! I'm here...not sure if that's good or gooder... *smiles* but I'll try to be a bit more consistant! Weather is cooling off, so I might just be around a bit more!As for the light in the forrest.....RUN!!!! there are not supposed to be lights in the for....oh....nevermind *Grins* Talk with you soon!