Hi Buzz...can you give us a hand in the NT Beta. There is a new beta and there are some articles and comments needed in the various groups so that we can test the various functions to make sure they are working properly. I have created a new group there called Animal Lovers, joining is easy.
We need to test the articles for the functionality of the new Promote function provided in the articles/seeds, as well as the new flagging functionality. We testers also need to get the new functionality down pat so we can assist other Members when the new functions go live.
You can create you own new group and set one of the testers up as the Group Moderator to also test in your group.
Hope to see you there soon. Your expertise is really valuable in helping test the new betas, and we are counting on you, even if you can only spare a few minutes. (smile)
Hi Buzz, since you enjoy following my poetry, I wanted to share the news about my latest publication with you. It is in an anthology and features ten of my poems along with nine other poets. It has been published in Canada and will be available on kindle around January. It is in a print format now and kind of complicated to purchase. But here is an image.
i take it you remember me. hadn't seen you on nv in ages and wondered what happened to you and HERE YOU ARE!!!
hope that you are well and i'm glad to see you.
Did not check my page for a while so just noticed your message. Good to see you again. Sent you a friend/follower request, but I see that I am still "pending" which means you have not accepted my request.
i've fixed that now, Buzz. haven't been on the page for a few days, either. LOL
glad that i'll be able to follow you.
Okay - all fixed. I notice you show 2 avatars. a Chevy and a Caddy. What year is the Cadillac?
i believe it is a 1956 Eldo and it's all mine...in my dreams. ☺
In 1959 my father bought a new car. He asked the Jaguar dealer to bring around a 1959 Mark IX to test. When it came I got into the back seat, sunk into the sweet-smelling glove leather seat and admired the solid polished wood "airplane-type" folding tables on the back of the front seats, and dreamed about driving this gorgeous car that would suit royalty to own.
But my father didn't like it and bought a 1960 Caddy Coupe de Ville instead. It was so damn long you needed two parking spots to park it.
As the Rolling Stones sang: "You can't always get what you want."
your Father had excellent taste.
thank you so much for sharing the pix of these beautiful vehicles, Buzz.
have a feeling your Dad would have been an interesting man to talk to. you must take after him.
I once posted an article about classic cars, but the group for classic cars has been deleted because of lack of interest.
sorry to hear that about the group.
are you into the classic cars as well as the movies??? when my husby was alive, we belonged to a classic car club.
every so often, one of the cable companies will run Reefer Madness on TV and i can't help but think of you every time i see it on. we had a conversation on NV regarding Reefer Madness some time ago.
Sure I love classic cars. I almost imported an old Rolls Royce from England at one time. However, I can enjoy movies every day, but I no longer have a car at all and no longer have the means to buy or even the expense of having one. Anyway, I wouldn't drive in China anyway - and besides, my Ontario driver's licence expired abot 7 years ago.
Sorry Buzz I've been away for a few weeks, I just got back today.
I've sent you a friend request as I can't locate it on mine.
Buzz, do you remember Hippocrates of Cos?
They're back on NV, and they've had an epiphany, here
"I stopped visiting and commenting almost 2 years ago because too many racists were defending Palestinians killing Jews during the Knife Intifada. I could no longer defend Palestinian statehood because I no longer believed them a partner in peace."
Here's a link to the seed in the other place.
They sound, and post like Cos.
You knew them better than any of us, so what do you think?
I assume it's the same person. He has joined here. I applied to befriend him and wrote him a note on his profile be he hasn't answered. He will find like-minded persons here, like you, me and others.
Thank you so much for accepting my Follow, Buzz. I hope to see you again in the Cat Adorer group. You truly are missed. The group is again alive and well.
Hi Buzz! I have taken over the Cat Adorer group at Stephi's request, and I would love to have you join us again. I know it has been a while since the group was that active, but, my Yoda girl and I will do our best to make Stephi's wish for the group to be a fun and happy place again.
I hope to see you soon.
Hi RW. I guess I don't have my settings adjusted to tell me I've got mail. I just happened to check my porfile and saw your mail about the Cat Adorers. I am now going to join again, now tha you're running it.
Hi Buzz...you are active now and I look forward to seeing you. Thanks for re-joining the Cat-Adorer group again. You have been missed. (Smile)
I tried to comment on your Canada piece, just wondered if you saw the show from Britain about the everyday Jane that became Prime Minister, I watched it on PBS (fictitious), yet good!
Regular people shouldn't allow anyone or thing to keep them from serving - if that's what they truly want.
People put their pants on one leg @ a time, eat & defecate etc., cut us we all bleed Red & I personally DISPISE other people claim that another is somehow a
"Minority" to Whom!?
I say to the two everyday Joe's go for it perhaps 'All' these people/Canadians could learn something from each other or @ the very least about each other that furthers their Humanity in the meantime or generally!
I loved him in it, I think it was after the accident. Many of the classic actors viewed acting as a job & didn't feel like their Fans felt for them. Garfield & directors like Cappra didn't/don't get the Praise they deserve!
Montgomery Clift & same to you Buzz
The photo essay is very nice.
Jealous because you're not here to see the magnificent sights that I can, or because I'm a better photographer? LOL
Put the video on before I remembered you can't see YouTube videos, so here is the audio.
Thanks for the sound-track. I've not heard that song before. Joni was a friend back in the 60s, before she got famous.
I've been here before but I unsubscribed due to all the pathetic political hatred, bigotry and intolerance. I've since resubscribed under the name Sichuan. It's me; C.B. I'm not going to engage in any political or religious discussions this time around. I have no need to talk to those meatheads.
Anyway, it's nice to know that you've moved to Chengdu. I've been there many times, the first time to go to the U.S. Consulate in 2005 for my "single paper" so that I could marry my wife from Chongqing. I believe there's a new high speed train from Chongqing to Chengdu so the next time my wife and I go to Chongqing I'll contact you and perhaps we could meet. We'll probably go to China this August or September.
Of course I remember our previous correspondence - I'm really happy to have found you again. Yes, the fast train just started - costs only 96 rmb for the 2 hour train or 126 rmb for the 90 minute one. When I was in Zhengzhou I found another Newsvine person (who after I did also switched to NewsTalkers). He was a New Yorker who was also married to a Chinese woman like us and lived in Kaifeng which was only an hour's bus ride away. We became friends as did our wives, and did many things together, like going to the Luoyang Peony Festival, stayed at each others' homes, etc.
I had to go to the Canadian Consulate in Chongqing to get my "single certificate" and I married Fen in December of 2008. I have a 3 year renewable residency visa due to my marriage but legally I should be living in Chongqing. My wife just spent the last 5 days in Chongqing for Ching Ming Jie, returning last night (although the holiday weekend just started yesterday).
Have you looked back in the archives of the Creative Arts group and the Discovery group to see my photo-essays of China? My wife and I enjoyed looking at your gallery - she never took me to those places because we were never in Chongqing more than we had to be for visa renewals. Did you ever go to General Stilwell's residence and base of the Flying Tigers in Chongqing? It's quite possible that we will be moving to Chongqing next January. My wife wants to live in the Shapingba District.
The Home Page (Front Page of NewsTalkers) is totally full of political bullshit, so I prefer to venture among the groups yet I still do post articles that show up on the Home Page, but they get pushed off very quickly. I recently posted a photo article on the Creative Arts group of my favourite photos. Hope you get a chance to look at it.
I look forward to our meeting in August or September. I'm sure our wives will get along as well.
Buzz (which really is my nickname that I got when I was 4 years old)
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 ( ). 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 .
Bob, I have from time to time wandered onto the Blog column, and now that you sent me this message I'll check it out more often. However, I don't even know what RSS is, or whether I have access to it.
Buzz, why did you remove the photo essay on the town in China????? Have to be patient, my friend, for folks like me to get there!
Dear Buzz, I am very sorry I called you "Mac" on my photo post. I was probably very exhausted and when I am like that, I often mix up names. My sincerest apologies. I did not mean to offend. I come here so seldom that I did not see your comment until several days later. I posted an apology there as well.
Hi Buzz, I see you made it. ☺
Gladly accepted - with respect and honor.
Hi Buzz, yes Mac sent me your article...and yes, I would accept you as a friend ...with pleasure....so looks like a big ole YES to everything! Thanks for the request...gratefully accepted.
Thanks Buzz! Surprised it took us this long! Glad you like my page...it's still somewhat of a work in progress as I get sidetracked chatting and don't spend much time on it!
Hello Sir! Hope you are fine and well!
It's been a long time that I wrote about World events and commenting. The reason is that I am working very,very hard in promoting my Cultural CD "La fleur d'Orlans" on iTunes/Amazon and on other stores of Tunecore. Hard work andDay by Day...Hope Succes will be one day...From 1412 till today...Poetry-songs and also original of my own instrumentals creations on my guitar for enjoyment, relaxation and in a spirit of a Cultural exchange with other Cultures in this World of ours. Hope in the Orient you can download it dear friend. My BEST to you and to all of the NEWSTALKERS. Lucien Alexandre Marion from CANADA
Thank you Buzz for accepting my friend's request "again"! And though here as on the vine I go by the name of "Death" lol, I would certainly want to stay as far from Death as I possibly can, my real name is Jorge and, is is an honor and a pleasure to be your friend....again!
Hey! Who are you calling a bottom loaded American. I resemble that remark!
hello Buzz yesdifferentdog, my sons bulldog, Xio bai will be coming in June. glad to see you and WTF happened to NV it has become a radical extremist site, there is no longer debate just ridicule, if someone disagrees,
OK; you're correct, Buzz. There are 100 images in the slide show above and the header does say they're yours. I've let Perrie know and I'm double checking to see if this happens on all home pages.
Thank you, Buzz.
Thanks Buzz You have been very helpful. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me.
Hi Buzz how do I post to groups I'm a member of here? You said such was possible, I'm new. I looked but can not figure out how to.
Glad you noticed my name, Buzz! Thank you. I should be delighted to join your group.
Concerning the yellow pick.....Got me! A friend picked it out and I've been using it ever since. Maybe it's the 1st or the 6th one and different from the rest. Love music and playing but just don't seem to have the time anymore. Great to meet you. I'm a Democrat.....they call me DINO. Heck I don't know what I am except an American. Hope to see you as time goes by.
I hear ya Buzz, and from the verybeginning the groups have been an issue. We have discussed a length different ideas that may help the groups, and their discussions, see more traffic. This is something that we continue to struggle with and I sure appreciate your considered opinion about this matter. I know that as the administration and moderators have worked through a number of site issues, this is one that is still a stickler in our side.
Hi! I figured out how to get that video on our Cat Adorers page!!! WOOOO!!!!! Thank you for letting me know you cannot open those links.
I am not sure I am a member yet, a note says I have to delete one nation, I deleted one now
You have not been seen or heard from for a long time. I hope that you and your family are surviving and well in the problems that have continued in Egypt.
Applied! Thanks for the invite
No thank you Buzz. That's just an excuse to have a shouting match .... not the best idea on the Planet
Thnx Buzz. You are the expert. Yes, it's too bad there are no mini-bios on the actors in "Who Is That?"
Hi Jerry. Now I can look forward to the same interesting articles from you as I saw on NV. Good to have you here.
You post some pretty interesting stuff yourself Buzz., and thank you, it's good to be here.
Sorry for the delay Buzz I was in the other place.
Thanks for the request.
I will try to do this.
Hi, Buzz. I spent last Monday (while I was sick in bed) watching old Kathryn Hepburn and Ginger Rogers movies. Ahh, heaven. Thank you for accepting my FR. I look forward to discussing the classics with you and others.
"You are going to moderate comments?"
Waaail...depends on whaacha call "moderate". Ah suspect "Timey's House" will be unlike most 'groups'. It is more of a 'social gathering' place more then anything else. Where friends can come together in one place and 'play' and have fun. Thaa doesn't mean thaa serious conversations can not happen...ah'm sure they will.
"Moderate" in the respect thaa ah accept responsibility for ensuring and maintaining a sense of civility and mutual respect. I definately will be involved in the group...but I am NOT the group. The MEMBERS comprise the 'group'. Thaa said...ah don't expect thaa this will be an issue. As you said...it's among 'friends'.
Hello dear friend. Glad to be with you on this vine. and Thank you-Merci. Lucien
Thank you so much buzz! This is a great site!
Buzz!!! Newstalkers is most excellent! Thank you for the advice, I sincerely appreciate it.
Buzz, YOU'RE one of the best!
Sorry that I haven't been around much! You're a dear friend, dear Buzz, and I hope we can have a Classic Cinema, or Fun Cinema or something here!
Hi again Buzz, you are so right, it is a much friendly place. I am so happy to be here. So far, I am only able to make comments and friends request. I get a little lost. Still it is a very user friendly site and I will get used to things. I like your photos, BTW.
Yes both on the original NT and also on NV. Glad to see you here.
thanks for the FR and directing me to this site ,you do realize you have helped me in my stalking of Krishna
Glad to hear your income can get you through; but, if that changes, let me know and the offer will still be there.
I thought so also. But it probably was the old newstalkers...
While I thought I could make a difference on NV all I feel now when I go there is frustration and anxiety.
This is a place where I can feel comfortable away fromthe "Usual Suspects."
I think NV needs to be exposed for what it has become.
I will try to be more active in things that make me feel good. Like photography and classic cinema (things that I also know are dear to you.)
Thanks, Buzz. I am honored to be here among such distinction.
Love your new avatar Buzz! You put up some of the best!
Love the new pic of you! We get you as a little boy and now the young man/photographer!
Lol, not like you really have to ask, but the site makes ya'.