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U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress

409 miles of the border completed so far!

The page is still being actively updated.  Several more questions have been added with a focus on keeping the content easy to navigate and organized.

24 questions in the FAQ so far.  Every section has been expanded.  

Opera Stable: extensions

Added Modern Scroll A lot of nice features here to customize the scroll bar (color, width, speed, how it operates, etc.).  This replaces slim scroll bar.  

U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress

  • Reformatted the layout of the article again.
  • Added a short FAQ that will likely be expanded upon as needed.

Page updated weekly.

Update 10/29/20: Milestone landmark of 400 Miles completed today!

  • More page layout changes to improve readability.
  • Added several more FAQ questions (up to 17 now) with several reference links.

Opera Stable: extensions

Added Audio Equalizer and Amplifier extension under Youtube category although it works everywhere.

The main application I use it for is to be able to set audio to mono.  

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11/11/20 10:45pm Wednesday

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11/10/20 7:11pm Tuesday
Work in progress

With the liberals (who are rapidly becoming self-avowed socialists) in charge of entertainment, news, and the courts, it is important for conservatives to band together to find alternatives.

It won't be easy, but we need to start somewhere.

In social media, the conservative version of twitter is parler (known for not censoring your posts for being too conservative or liberal).  The alternative for Facebook is MeWe (known for protecting your privacy).

In news

EDIT 11/13/20: Decided to turn this into an article: Conservative News, Entertainment, and Social Media Links

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11/7/20 9:09pm Saturday
Updated the workaround for the WMP 12 bug in Windows Media Player 12 tricks.

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5/11/20 7:55pm Saturday
Audio Book  The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell

Summary: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrates and summarizes his life and mostly his political career discussing what he has learned and gives us an insider look at the inner workings of life in the U.S. Senate.

Starting with his childhood and family life, Mitch McConnell details how he became interested at an early age to get into politics both at school and college as student president and how it has been his lifelong goal to become the Senate Majority leader.  The book chronicles his career all the way up to 2016 shortly before the 2016 presidency and talks about Trump not at all.  I wish I could hear his thoughts on Trump.  The new paperback version has a new afterward and a forward by president Trump.

The author is a great narrator and I liked his sense of humor.

Some of his biggest lessons that he has learned include the value of hard work and starting as early as possible on your campaign.  After you win you need to work hard to keep your promises.  Be ready to make decisions on the fly because you are elected to not only keep promises, but to make sound judgements.  Keep a clear head and don't let emotion cloud your judgement, because there is a lot of chaos and nonsense in the Senate let alone the House.  Patience and perseverance are also vital because it took nearly 30 years for Mitch McConnell to become the Senate majority leader.  Even when you lose you can sow the seeds for a later victory.  This last point is the one I don't fully agree with although he is very persuasive.

There were many other lessons learned as you read through the book.  Unfortunately, I get the impression that he is not a Christian even though he holds many conservative and Christian values. EDIT (5/12/20): Thankfully, I appear to be wrong. ref

Surprisingly, my already bad opinion of Obama became worse with this book.  Apparently, Obama does not like to listen or compromise and is very egotistical.  Joe Biden is, surprisingly, the opposite and my opinion of Biden actually went up after reading this book.

Conclusion: I give this book high marks although I have yet to have a political book score above 8/10.  I was pleasantly surprised with Mitch McConnell's speaking ability although in retrospect I suppose I shouldn't have been considering his occupation.

If you want the more complete version you will need to buy the book.

Purchased: 5/6/20
Finished: 5/11/20
Score: 8/10

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