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Mounting Your Creativity is what We do on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

Mounting Your Creativity is what We do on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By: A. Macarthur  •  50 comments  •  4 days ago
Mount Your Creative Stuff on the Board. Mount Baker, Cascade Range, Washington State © A. Mac/A.G. Mount Baker, Cascade Range, Washington State © A. Mac/A.G.
Jan 24 11:53pm @13.2.5 Indeed you did, Buzz. Thank you. I am sorry that it took you so long to convince me. (grin)
Jan 24 9:52pm @13.2.3 Thanks for the added perspective Buzz, with the rear-view mirror idea. It is something I had not thought about.  I try to think of all aspects of what I am aiming for when I am creating and often...
Jan 24 8:30pm @13.2.1 Thank you Mac. It is a technique I have been wanting to try, but, could not it would not work with just any type of image. Then I decided to try it with the wide image and after trying multiple...
Jan 24 4:07pm @13.1.1 Thank you very much Larry. I enjoy sharing my Native American artwork with my NT Family. I am glad that you like it. (smile)
Jan 24 4:02pm @9.3.2 "..." LOL!! Thank you for the clarification on the wooden whatsit by the tree. (grin)
Jan 24 2:09pm @9.3 That big tree next to the house/garage (?) on the right looks like a Christmas Tree. Beautiful picture, the snow looks like a soft, puffy quilt. 
Jan 24 1:45pm @13 Here is one of my newest creations.
Jan 24 12:28am @8.1 Oh my.....now I'm hungry!
Jan 23 9:17pm @5.2 I wanted to stop there on my way to Oregon one year, but, we ran into a messy traffic jam and had to take a detour, and it was too far to turn back. Thank you for posting this picture so I can at...
Jan 23 9:14pm @7.2 Beautiful pictures Buzz. Love the mountains in the distance.  There are mountains surrounding where I live now, and when they have snow on top it is really awe inspiring to see.
Jan 23 5:38pm @4.1 I read about that earlier. Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing. 
Jan 23 4:45pm @2.2.3 Nice looking tank, Ender. The rocks are really pretty. You can also add a few sucker fish to help keep the tank clean. They eat all the stuff that accumulates on the tank and helps prevent bacteria...
Jan 23 2:01pm @2.1.2 Drogo is a beautiful fish. The Betta's really are elegant, and real fighters I hear. Looking forward to seeing your new bird pictures. 
Jan 23 1:54pm @3 Happy Thursday everyone...
Jan 23 1:44pm @2.1 What's the name of the whale your going to put in that 16 gallon tank, EG? Love the rosewood, and when you add the water to the tank those green rocks will look awesome.  And be sure to use that...
Jan 23 1:41pm @1.1 Beautiful landscapes Mac. I visited Washington state many years ago when my Brother was stationed at Bremerton Navy shipyards for refitting. One of our visits was to Mt Rainier and several other...
Diagnosing flu symptoms still confounds us — and that can be deadly

Diagnosing flu symptoms still confounds us — and that can be deadly


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  12 comments  •  6 days ago
Jan 22 5:07pm @2.4 I hope that you will soon feel much better, charger. It seems as soon as they come up with a vaccine to fight a disease a new mutation comes out. Almost like someone in the background is playing...
Relata And Relations – The Star Of Redemption

Relata And Relations – The Star Of Redemption


By: Enoch  •  39 comments  •  5 days ago
This article will raise the following issues: First, what are the major entities that represent what can relate which influence the human species? How can and should they relate to one another? Finally, what is the goal of humanity in each of our own lifetimes? What is that goal for humanity over time? Why is it important? How best can we bring it about? Franz Rosenzweig wrote a...
Jan 22 12:58am @3.2.2 There is another aspect of the relations with others, and with ourselves;  What do we expect of ourselves as human beings regarding our interactions with others? What we expect of ourselves is...
Jan 21 8:04pm @3.2 Very well explained, Kavika. I have been trying to find a way to explain the beliefs of the Cherokee in regards to all life here in earth. Indeed, the Medicine Wheels is how Native Americans...
On the Road Again … Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

On the Road Again … Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By: A. Macarthur  •  31 comments  •  one week ago
We will be on the road for a few days following a GOOD REPORT re: my wife's health! Not sure how closely I'll be monitoring the thread, but, post your creative stuff and be kind to one another. Harlan's Hawk © A. Mac/A.G.
Jan 20 2:58pm @1.1.9 Very much understood. The animals we share our life with are our family, and when one walks on it takes time for our psyche to come to terms to their no longer being with us. Just give yourself all...
Jan 18 1:04am @1.1.7 So sorry that you had to say good-bye to Tucker, EG. It is so very hard to lose a loving part of your family. He will find lots of Friends as he crosses the Rainbow Bridge. They too, are waiting to...
Jan 17 4:06pm @12 One of greatest Native American Chiefs in the history of America....
Jan 17 3:54pm @11.1 That really is beautiful, even if it makes me shiver to look at it. (grin)
Jan 16 6:46pm @9.1.1 Thank you very much Kavika.
Jan 16 2:47pm @1.1.3 "..." Indeed they do. I can remember each and everyone of my beloved fur and feathered babies from early age. They left a part of their how heart with me that has given me many wonderful and...
Jan 16 2:37pm @5.1 What a Dapper Dandy he is. And what an adorable face!
Jan 16 2:28pm @9 Speaking of birds and animals...
Jan 16 2:22pm @7.1 Very beautiful, Ender. The spots mixed with the window openings makes for a very unique and intriguing optical. Thanks for sharing!
Jan 16 2:19pm @4.1 What an adorable little face! And beautiful blue eyes.
Jan 16 2:18pm @1.1.1 Glad you are doing so well, shona. One step at a time. Prayers and Blessings sent your way. So sorry to hear that you lost your beloved Collie, Shona. It is always hard to say good-bye to those...
Jan 16 2:13pm @1.2 Awesome news regarding your Bride, Mac. So glad to hear the great news.   Beautiful bird image! Realism is such that it looks as if it is actually in flight. Have a great trip. I'll do my best to...
‘Unholy collusion’

‘Unholy collusion’


Via: Larry Hampton  •  240 comments  •  one week ago
Jan 18 6:20pm @6.1.31 "..." One's mind has to be open before it can be closed. I don't see that is the case.
Jan 18 8:40am @6.1.28 "..." In truth....Trump sold his soul to the Devil for money and fame loonng before he ever thought about the Presidency. His personal history attests to that. 
Sitting Together as Family

Sitting Together as Family


By: Enoch  •  54 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Festival of Lights Past in November 2019 saw a tragic event. In Monsey, NY (Rockland County) a troubled soul attacked a pair of sites where members of the Chassidic sect(s) part of the Ultra Orthodox Jewish community live and worship. Wielding a machete, in his second attempt to cause harm he sliced seven people who had come to " Bench Channukah Licht ". These pious people were...
Jan 13 3:37pm @7.1.3 Great video, Kavika, and great wisdom as well. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Jan 12 8:27pm @1.1.18 Dear Brother Enoch, Thank you for your very kind words. Regardless of our own ethnic heritage, the color of our skin, where we live or came from, the language we speak, religious beliefs, or no...
Jan 12 8:08pm @5.1.1
Jan 12 8:07pm @1.1.16 I agree, Ender.  In a way it is similar to what some do here on NT to other Members. Their own inferiority or insecurity makes them feel the need to feel superior to those here they think might...
Jan 12 6:38pm @5 Dear Brother Enoch, Your work ahead will be taxing, but, done with the love of others who are deeply in need of the dedicated care that will help their Souls and Spirits heal. While the acts of...
Jan 12 6:25pm @1.1.13 "..." As a young Native American growing up in the Southern states, I, like you, suffered at the hands of those whose prejudice and hate of those of different ethnic heritage, and Native...
The Church Of MAGA

The Church Of MAGA


By: JohnRussell  •  152 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The Lincoln Project has released a video about the great religious figure Donald Trump
Jan 12 7:11pm @4.3.18 "..." Based upon Trump's background and deviant and depraved behavior, I would think more along the lines that Satan chose Trump for our President. The Creator would puke at the idea that he...
Jan 12 7:00pm @4.2.26 "..." Does a "religious hero" continually engage in adultery, and covet his own daughter's body?
Jan 12 6:58pm @2.1.13 "..." What a truly Christian attitude. /s I wonder what Jesus would say to that kind of statement made by someone who professes to believe in Him.
An important message for my old friends on here from Randy

An important message for my old friends on here from Randy


By: Randy  •  29 comments  •  2 weeks ago
I just want my old friends on here to know that my wife of 26 years, Joan Luise, passed away peacefully in her sleep last night of heart disease after being home for the past 5 months on Hospice Care.
Jan 12 6:53pm @19 Dear Friend Randy, It is with heartfelt sorrow to hear that your beloved wife and life's partner has walked on. But, it is a true Blessing that she was able to do so peacefully.  May she find...
Past, Present, Future: Patriotism Is a Terribly Important, Very Elusive Concept.

Past, Present, Future: Patriotism Is a Terribly Important, Very Elusive Concept.


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  40 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Patriotism and nationalism on behalf of ones country is a very positive and beautiful thing.  We should all be proud Americans.  We live in the nation with the most freedom and individual liberty in the world.  America 🇺🇸 is an exceptional nation.  The best country man kind has created.  It was founded by divine providence and recognized our God given...
Jan 12 2:20am @2.2.8 LOL!!  Got'cha!
Jan 11 9:51pm @2.2.5 Totally beautiful. She looks very royal, and the awesome regal gown and headdress is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely Bride. 
Flight of Ideas, or, is it, Ideas of Flight, & One Good Tern… on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

Flight of Ideas, or, is it, Ideas of Flight, & One Good Tern… on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By: A. Macarthur  •  22 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Tern in Flight © A. Mac/A.G Brown Pelican © A. Mac/A.G.
Jan 10 10:16pm @5.2.1 Thank you, Kavika. I truly appreciate your comments.
Jan 10 1:49pm @4.1 That comment fits perfectly! LOL!!
Jan 10 1:48pm @6.1 Very nice pictures, Buzz. I really like the top one with the flowers. Beautiful colors. And nice frames on all. Well done!
Jan 09 10:45pm @5.1.1 Thank you very much, Mac. 
Jan 09 10:13pm @5 A young dancer in her regalia. 
Jan 09 3:24pm @3 How quickly the week has gone by, seems it was just Monday.
Jan 09 3:15pm @1.1 What a beautiful array of birds, Mac. The stark colors of the pelican against the radiant blue of the water is truly outstanding. The Tern on the wing is really lovely.
Jan 09 3:06pm @2.2 Glad you are feeling better EG. And yes, you were missed. Very beautiful Blue birds. 
Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech

Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech


Via: Tessylo  •  79 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech Jessica Conditt Senior Editor January 8, 2020, 7:30 AM EST Decades of CES speaker pages and Las Vegas ballroom stages have been populated by men, some years exclusively....
Jan 08 8:50pm @3.1.5 "..." Well.......The last I heard hair root touch-up and hair dye were not one of her brands, where clothes and shoes are. Thus, why spend money on hair products when there is no return on the...
Trump's "Pathetic" Video from 2011

Trump's "Pathetic" Video from 2011


By: al Jizzerror  •  327 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Please watch this short video (1:40). This is what HYPOCRISY looks like. Obviously, Obama did NOT "start a war with Iran". I can't wait to see the Trumpsters on NewsTalkers try to justify Trump's hypocrisy.
Jan 07 9:54pm @3.1.26 "..." What fun would that be? /sac
Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'

Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'


Via: KDMichigan  •  166 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg balked at fellow 2020 candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders' suggestion that President Trump carried out an "assassination" when he ordered a lethal strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. When asked about the descriptor, Bloomberg said: "If he was talking about killing the general ... this is a guy who had an awful amount of American blood on his...
Jan 05 9:06pm @3.1.20 [deleted] that they are so willfully blind to reality, then there is nothing I can do or say that will change their mind. And I could care less. I won't waste my time leading [deleted] to water...
Jan 05 7:49pm @3.1.17 "..." That is because Obama did not do the stupid and illegal stuff Trump has done to warrant being Impeached. To try and say that Trump does not deserve being Impeached for the articles...
Jan 05 3:41pm @3.1.9 Indeed they were, Buzz. I had never seen, or heard, of people in our government being so vicious about a sitting President as the Repubs were about Obama, mainily, because of his skin color.  The...
Jan 04 11:25pm @3.1.1 No different than when the Repubs opposed everything the WH did during the 8 years Obama was President. McConnell made it his business to try and negate anything and everything Obama did or tried...
2020's First Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

2020's First Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By: A. Macarthur  •  61 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Jan 05 3:20am @13.1.1 Thank you Mac. I truly appreciate your opinion. Getting that surrounding to come together took some work, but, it was well worth the effort. It was my first time working with that type of framing. 
Jan 05 3:16am @14.1 That is really beautiful scenery. And great colors. 
Jan 04 11:17pm @13 Like Mac says, it may be Saturday....but, no harm in adding another to start the new year off...
Jan 04 11:10pm @12.1 That's a beauty, Mac. I like the contrast of the double frames. The deer is beautiful, and looks more like a painting than a photo. Very well done indeed! 
Jan 04 3:30pm @2.4 It is really interesting how the sun and its reflection on the water are framed by the trees in front of it. It reminds me of a drive I made along Sanibel Island in FL at sunset several years ago. 
Jan 03 8:30pm @11.1.3 I am glad that I could clarify the actions of the Eagles and bears. That does make a difference in the meaning of the image and its meaning. 
Jan 03 8:04pm @11.1.1 Buzz....the Eagles as shown are 'fishing' in the lake, along with the bears. The two eagles in the center are competing for the fish one has caught. And the two at the right are also competing for...
Jan 03 7:06pm @11 Just to add a little something different...  
Jan 02 10:41pm @3.2.1 Thank you Ender. That is the wonderful thing about art.....people can look at the same artwork and see different things in it. The Phoenix is truly my most favorite Sacred birds.  My Mother is of...
Jan 02 7:42pm @5.1.5 Now that is a great looking Trout! 
Jan 02 7:22pm @5.1.3 "..." I agree. It shows more of the surrounding terrain. And the showing the actual fishing activity makes it more interesting.
Jan 02 7:19pm @5.3 Beautiful picture, Kavika. It is somewhat mirrored and not easily determined which side is up at first glance. 
Jan 02 7:16pm @3.1.3 Thank you Buzz.  
Jan 02 6:55pm @1.1 Beautiful photos Mac. The closeup of the bee and flower are truly awesome. Love the bright, delicate yellow of the flower, and the detail of the bee as it hovers above it. Very nicely done!
Jan 02 6:50pm @3.1.1 There are many Sacred and Spirit birds among the different Native American Tribes. The image shows the relationship between Man and birds.  We are all related. We are all dependent upon each other...
Jan 02 5:38pm @3 Happy New Year everyone. May the Creator grant you all a healthy and prosperous 2020. 
Amazons were long considered a myth. These discoveries show warrior women were real.

Amazons were long considered a myth. These discoveries show warrior women were real.


Via: 1stwarrior  •  16 comments  •  3 weeks ago
These were the fierce warrior women of Ancient Greek lore who supposedly sparred with Hercules, lived in lesbian matriarchies and hacked off their breasts so they could fire their arrows better. Homer immortalized them in the Iliad. Eons later, they played a central role in the Wonder Woman comics. Some historians argued they were probably a propaganda tool created to keep Athenian women...
Jan 04 11:08pm @6 There were many Warrior Women among the Cherokee Tribes. They fought and hunted along with the men of the Tribes. They were honored along with the male Warriors for their merits in battle. With the...
The Impact of Killing Qassem Suleimani

The Impact of Killing Qassem Suleimani


By: al Jizzerror  •  411 comments  •  3 weeks ago
I think everyone considers Qassem Suleimani to be a fucking asshole who deserved to die.  He was responsible for thousands of deaths in the region including hundreds of Americans.  Butt is killing that murdering prick worth a war with Iran (and their proxies)?  Are American troops in the region in more danger as a result of the action?  Will there be more Embassy attacks in the region?  Will...
Jan 04 7:29pm @5.3.7 Very true. And Repubs seem to have both. 
Jan 04 4:01pm @4.3.11 Yep. And the only ones that look stupid are those that try to convince others that it is not true. Truly laughable.
Jan 04 3:57pm @5.3.4 "..." And.....Repubs feeding the dark side by letting the hatred flow copiously since November 2008 to November 2016. How convenient the right forgets its own endless hate infested attacks on...
Jan 04 3:13pm @4.3.9 "..." Exactly. It is already a done deal. What has not happened yet is jut the Senate trial. But, what the Repubs are trying so hard to convince others is that Trump has not been Impeached. And...
Jan 04 2:59pm @3.1.45 "..." I agree. Just like when he had Bin Laden killed. Everyone cheered. However, for every monster that is killed, there is another, perhaps even worse, to take their place. It seems to be a...
Jan 03 11:22pm @4.3.4 "..." That is so obvious it isn't even funny. Every time things get to warm for Trump he comes up with some dicey way of distracting attention away from himself and this time is no different,...
Jan 03 11:17pm @4.3.3 "..." Trump and the Repubs are trying their best to convince the American people that he was not actually Impeached, when in fact, he has been, and always will be. They  Trump and the Repuns can...
Jan 03 9:48pm @1.4 "..." Unfortunately......they will be the primary ones to pay the biggest price. They always are.  But.....there are plenty more where they come from. Right?   /sac
Jan 03 9:44pm @3.1.36 "..." True. However, the loss of human life somehow does not count to the Repubs any more today than it did a decade ago. Our men and women in uniform seem to very expendable to them for whatever...
Jan 03 8:51pm @12.1.1 "..." How quickly they deliberately forget when it is one of their own President's screw up. 
Jan 03 6:41pm @7.2.9 "..." True, it would be such a shame to kill so many innocent people like we did in Hiroshima. However, there comes a time then the enemy makes any other choice impossible.  I pray that is never...
Jan 03 6:30pm @6.2.43 "..." I am sure he informed Putin before hand so that he could have time to prepare a great response when the time is ripe. Trump would not dare act in any way such as that without informing his...
Jan 03 6:22pm @3.1.33 Anyone who thinks that will ever happen is too naive, or ignorant. They, like N Korea, will never give up their Nukes. That is the only way they can feel really powerful and try to intimidate the...
Guide to Threads

Guide to Threads


By: TᵢG  •  47 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Thread Basics NewsTalkers uses hierarchic comments to organize long discussions.   First level comments have integer identifiers (1,2,… n).   Second level comments have two integers such as 3.4 or 12.7.   The third and final level of comments have three integers such as 3.3.1 or 12.7.5. First and second level comments define threads.   A thread is defined as the first or second level...
Jan 04 3:36pm @9.1.1 And on very long threads/articles/seeds it can take a while for it to load, thus, some Members can get tired of waiting and just move on. With the new functions that need not happen if the Members...
Jan 03 6:05pm @5.2.2 Me three.
Jan 03 6:03pm @1.1.2 Your very welcome. I am always happy to assist wherever I can. (smile)
Jan 03 5:57pm @8 This is a great 'training' article for the Members. It will be a very good article for Members to refer back to if they need refreshing on the functions, and help them learn how to use them and...
Jan 03 5:52pm @3.2.1 "..." That was just someone who has no self respect trying to put words in the mouth of others who they have no idea what they think, and ass-uming that they feel the same as they did. They are...
Jan 03 5:47pm @3.1.6 "..." Great advice, thank you. This will make working with both the new functions and the Tracker more helpful to the author/seeder in controlling their articles for not only their own benefit,...
Jan 03 5:43pm @2.1.3 "..." Totally agree. However, Enoch's articles are not the only ones that can get very long. Sometimes due to Trolling and slap fests between Members to derail the tread or entire article.  This...
Jan 03 5:36pm @1.1 "..." This will be a great asset for when some threads get very long and makes the load time take a good while. Especially, when the thread is not something that I care to read or engage in....
Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran

Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran


Via: JohnRussell  •  21 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran David   Faris The United States   brazenly assassinated   Iran's most senior security and intelligence official, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad on Thursday, in a dangerous and wildly illegal act of...
Jan 03 10:43pm @3.2.8 I agree. Our home grown terrorist cells will soon be letting themselves be known.
Jan 03 8:27pm @3.2.5 "..." No...he doesn't. And he doesn't listen to those who do. He thinks he is God, the chosen one, and does as he damned well pleases. Those who pay the price are of no concern to him at all....
Jan 03 8:22pm @3.3 "..." Agreed. Not for a long time. And our men and women in uniform will bear the real brunt of Trumps actions today. Not that he gives a damn about them in truth, he just pretends like they mean...
Jan 03 8:19pm @1.2.2 "..." I agree....however....the House, being a vital part of our government, is part of that committees that should have been informed prior to the attack. That they were seemingly deliberately...
Jan 03 6:18pm @1.2 "..." Indeed he is. And his acting without following the required protocol and by-passing the Congressional process will backfire on him at some point. I would like to think that his advisers...
U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement

U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  117 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Jan 03 8:45pm @2.1.5 "..." I totally agree.
Iraq Protesters Break Into U.S. Embassy Compound in Baghdad

Iraq Protesters Break Into U.S. Embassy Compound in Baghdad


Via: Vic Eldred  •  94 comments  •  4 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday and lit fires inside to express their anger over   American airstrikes   that killed 24 members of an Iranian-backed militia over the weekend. Chanting “Death to America!” thousands of protesters and militia members demonstrated outside the embassy compound, throwing rocks,...
Jan 01 6:41pm @10.3.2 "..." He is the epitome of the true heart of a Native American Warrior. 
Trump Names Whistleblower

Trump Names Whistleblower


By: al Jizzerror  •  565 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Yep.  Trump treats the whistleblower's name like classified information - he releases it. Butt, although it's unethical, outing a whistleblower is NOT a crime. Can Trump Legally Out The Whistleblower? Experts Say It Would Not Violate Any Laws November 6, 20195:00 AM ET BOBBY ALLYN In recent days, President Trump and his allies have amplified their calls for the...
Jan 01 6:35am @1.1.130 "..." That should not be allowed. But, that is what Trump is all about. He does not know the real meaning of 'fair', only his own definition that is all about him only. The decent Repubs who can...
Jan 01 4:27am @1.1.128 Looks like she is taking the cowards way out all around. If she can't answer a simple question like that straight up then she is not fit to be President, or even VP.  Too bad there are no Repubs...
Jan 01 3:04am @1.1.126 I have no idea. There are a couple that I would not vote for. But, I really don't think they have a chance to be nominated anyway.  The other important matter is who they pick as their running...
Jan 01 1:41am @1.2.8 "..." He's already been served that, and well deserved. Now we will see how well he and puppet master McConnell can find a way to kill the required trial. I am sure they will try every illegal...
Jan 01 1:37am @1.1.124 If the Democrat that wins is intelligent, has read the US Constitution, and understands it, and gives a damn about our country and its people, and can re-establish our much needed relationship with...
Tariffs contribute to job losses in American manufacturing, Fed report shows

Tariffs contribute to job losses in American manufacturing, Fed report shows


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  44 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Jan 01 4:31am @8.1 "..." That says it all.  Happy New Year to you as well, al.