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Monday, April 7, 2014

Reminder and Tips/Advice for WinXP Users

Hello everyone,
This is just a reminder along with some tips and advice for Windows XP users. It's a lot of reading and steps but well worth the task.

As some of you know, tomorrow April 8th, 2014 is the deadline for obtaining Windows XP security updates due to the fact that after that Microsoft has decided to discontinue the updates for this operating system, meaning they no longer intend to support it.

The excuse they gave is that "Windows XP is 12 years old. It’s typical to end service for software as it gets older and technology evolves. Most of us have replaced cell phones and even our cars over the last 12 years – now it’s time to replace your Windows XP computer with a new PC. Or you can check to see if your Windows XP computer can run the new Windows. We’ve outlined your options and are here to support you as you make your next step."

I contacted Microsoft on this and gave them a piece of my mind. I told them that the real reason they were stopping support for XP has nothing to do with advancing technology, and that it has to do with greed, that it is indeed all about the money. I also told them that they are abandoning their best operating system yet, that it wasn't right and was unfair to force people to purchase another system. That many people who have already upgraded are just complaining about how much they hate the newer systems and some just hated to conform. I said that not everyone can afford a new operating system and that they were wicked to do this.

So, here is my advice and then tips to those of you who love XP and refuse to conform....

First thing I would like to say is that, there is no system that is not vulnerable, regardless of what Microsoft would like for you to believe for their own financial gaining purposes. Better security does not mean that your machine is UN-reachable to hackers, viruses, malware, e.t.c.
You can surf the net on any machine upgraded or not and still visit bad web sites, or download infected content, receive infected emails and such. Your information, location, and other demographic information can still be harvested. Your IP address can still be logged from a seemingly innocent web site which could actually be owned by a not so innocent hacker who can then use that to remotely access your computer.

There is no firewall, software or hardware that can protect you from a highly skilled hacker who seriously wants to harvest from your system. A skilled hacker can get in and out of a system in a matter of seconds and take whatever they want and make it look as though nothing has happened. You can be playing Sims or doing whatever on your PC until your heart it content and they can be there and gone without you ever knowing until you get that bill in the mail that says you owe a creditor a said amount of money for purchases you never made. Crimes could be committed under your name without you ever knowing until they come to get you for it even though you never did anything wrong.

OK now, I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just trying to make the point that if they want something from you, they will get it with or without security. There is really no such thing as elite security unless you know more about going stealth and even then you are not 100% secure. The likelihood of you becoming hacked in this manor is slim, security updates or not. You are more likely to download something with a Trojan and catch it with a free anti-virus then you are to get hacked and loose all of your personal data.

So now what do you do now that there will never be any more updates for Windows XP and you really don't want to leave. You want your machine to remain stable. You're worried that if something ever went wrong with your system and you should have to do a complete reformat that you will be stuck with a system that will not comply with the new standards without the latest updates, right? Right.

Step 1:
Purchase some Flash Memory Drivess...This is a hardware which comes in the form of a tiny little stick which can be plugged into your computers USB ports and are exactly what the name states, a drive which is used for storage. They come in different storage capacities, usually from 8gb to over 100gb. I recommend buying at least two 16gb flash drives.

If you decide you do not wish to have flash drives which I believe are better then CD's and DVD's due to the fact they are less likely to break or become corrupted, you still do have the option of buying CD's and DVD's for backing things up.

Step 2: (This step is optional but still recommended. Even though it may seem like a huge pain in the chookas at first, you will thank me later if it's done correctly.)
Make folders on your desktop to organize your files by type. If you have a web site, make one for your site files. Make one for your Sims files. In each folder you can also make subfolders for different types of content relating to each main folders relation.

Don't forget to backup your Sims Userdata folders houses and backup your sims families from the userdata export folders with the suffix .FAM

Make a folder called program settings backups, and in that folder create subfolders for all of your programs like email, browsers, password managers and the like and save a back up of the settings, contacts, favorites, passwords. Also make a back up of your services settings which will be saved in the form of a text file as a list so that you keep all of your performance tweaks. You keep all of your settings, data, and personalization.

Once you have made folders for all of your important files, program installs, content, data and settings, then plug in your flash drive open the drive folder and then copy and paste your content over to that so that it is backed up. After it is finished copying over. Unplug the drive and then plug it back in to make sure that the files and information have been retained to ensure you have a good non-corrupted drive and then after that you can delete the folders you created on the desktop if you like once you are assured they have been backed up to the drive. You could just leave them there since it will not matter after the next steps, if you follow the next couple anyhow.

Step 3: (Again this step is optional but highly recommended)

If you do not have disks for Windows service pack 2, or 3, go to the Microsoft download center and burn them to disk using an image burning software.
I know that microsoft states that if you are on an individual machine that you should use the windows update site to download these service packs, but since the updates site does not allow you to download for later or burning to disk, we are going to download from the downloads site and burn our own installation disk which can be used at any time if needed, which hopefully it won't be.

Chances are you already have Service pack 1 at least on your factory install CD's for reformatting or making a fresh factory defaulted install of your XP system. These CD's usually come with your computer, if you did not receive them, then you will need to skip this step and step 4, 5, and 6. If you have your Windows XP Operating system Cd's, then I suggest proceeding with all steps mentioned, though if your system is at a very good speed, runs like new already and you have things how you like them, then you can also skip Step 3, 4, 5, and 6. Want things like new again, want to keep a nice backup and fresh install with all updates, then keep following every step.

If you don't have service pack 1 on your installation CD that would be very rare, though it is possible that you don't have service pack 2. So you will want to download that just as a precaution and create an install disk for that. Below are links to service packs 1, 2, and 3. Service pack 3 is an ISO image file and is created to make an installation disk, 1 and 2 can also be backed up to disk but do not need an image file burning program like 3 does because 1 and 2 are .exe files which means you can just double click them and they will start, but when you burn 3 (which they would not offer this way and insist the end user must obtain from their updates site) you will literally be creating an installation disk that will open a dialog when the disk is inserted, though you will most likely never need them once you move on to step 4 and beyond, you will see what I mean when we get there.

Service pack 1 .exe download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19751

Service pack 2 .exe download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28

Service pack 3 ISO Cd image file here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25129

If you have service pack 1 in your install disks, then just download 2 and 3 but always burn them on separate disks.

If service pack 1 is on your install disk and you also have a service pack 2 disk, then just download 3.

If you have service pack 1 and 2 on your factory install disks then still just download 3, lol.

Burn however many you downloaded on separate disk, but burn service pack 3 with an image burning software that burns ISO images to CD's. You do not have to use a DVD for this installation disk, I have tested it and it works great on a regular writable CD. After burning your disk /s then move on to step 4.

Step 4: (Completely optional, is a pain in the butt but still highly recommend)
Do a complete reformat on your system, a fresh install of the windows XP system, which will wipe out all of your stuff, but you will have backed up and sorted and organized everything onto a flash drive or CD's.

After the reformat is complete, you will need to install the service packs. If your system install does not include service pack 1 or 2, you will not be able to obtain them from microsoft update since they discontinued those long ago, and the only way to obtain those you will have to either install them from disks that hopefully you made, or download them from the links provided and install them. You will not be able to download any updates unless you have at least service packs 1 and 2, you must have up to 2 before you can get any of the updates from the updates site.
You can then optionally install service pack 3 from the disk you created or from the link I provided, or, you can visit Microsoft update and run the express install and allow it to install from there which is what I recommend at this time.

http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate

After you have visited the windows update site and downloaded the updates, you will be prompted to restart your system, do it. After you restart go back to the windows updates site linked above and run the express updater again as there will be more and you will most likely have to do this a few times until you have obtained all of the available updates, until the message on the updates page says that there are no more available updates for your system.

Step 5: (Optional but recommended if you followed step 4)
Decrap your computer...This will remove all of the factory bloatware and UN-needed programs that come on the fresh install of the system. Which do slow down performance and take up space that you need, and are things you will most likely never use. A lot of it is advertisements, lol.

I recommend using this program called decrap my computer lol. It's simple and easy to use and has a couple different modes. One that auto uninstalls all 3rd party non-essential software, and one that allows you to choose exactly which to uninstall. You can afterwards then either keep the decrap my computer program which is useful for uninstalling programs that do not have an uninstaller, or you can then uninstall this program when you are finished with it. It is very useful and fast.

It can be downloaded here
http://download.cnet.com/Decrap-my-Computer/3000-2096_4-75915813.html

Clean more crap off your computer and check for registry errors with a sweet little program that has a very nice working free version and is worth keeping and using regularly. It's called Crap Cleaner, lol also known abbreviated as CCleaner.

It can be downloaded here
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

Then also run the windows clean up.

Step 6: (Optional still recommended)
Re-install your programs that you normally use and update your browsers and email programs. Then restore all of the settings, contacts, browser favorites, which you previously backed up to the flash drive or CD.

Reset and tweak out your windows services settings if you saved the text list or had them set to your liking for better performance. I you did not have them set or saved then you can leave that part alone and just restore settings to everything else you backed up.

Step 7: (Recommended highly even if you skipped some steps or step 5, I still recommend doing a clean up and registry check)
Defrag your system, by either running windows defrag, which in my opinion stinks, or by running Pinform defraggler, same company who makes crap cleaner makes this program and it is lovely. I often use the speed defrag setting which works in a flash and saves so much time but in this instance should you decide to download and use it, then definitely run a full system defragment.
They have a free download for it and it works very well, blows windows defrag out of the water.

it can be found here
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download

Step 8: (I really, really, really recommend this step, even if you decided to skip any or all of the above steps, as it will save your system!!!)
Please, if you skipped any of the steps at all, please at least make sure you run the windows update and obtain all of the updates that you are able to get, then run a clean up, check the registry for errors, defrag and.......

Ghost your system. I suggest creating 2 ghost backups, 1 with minimal programs installed for fastest speed, and 1 with all of your programs installed just the way you want it though it does take up more space and slow it down, you will probably be using the second ghost more then the first. The first ghost will just give you the option similar to reformatting without all of the headache of having to restore and tweak out data and settings and save you from having to reinstall some of the programs. The second ghost will be a complete replica of things exactly how you created them. So should you ever have to use your ghost, it will be exactly as if you had reformatted, fixed everything how you wanted, settings, data, customized, all programs there, every time. So if you ever have a problem, you will always have the most recent windows XP updates on a freshly installed operating system with everything you want the way you want it done. No more reformatting to only have to do this over. Though in some cases you will have to reformat should the system go wonky, but then after that instead of having to reinstall everything and fix the settings, you will just reinstall your ghost which makes it perfect every time, everything there, no more headache. And those service packs you downloaded and created disks for, are just for emergencies in case you should ever loose your ghost backup by accidentally loosing it or breaking it, e.t.c.

Make your ghost backup onto the other flash drive, the one that has nothing on it as I recommended in the beginning to purchase 2 of them. One for file and content backups, and one for your system ghosts.

There is the norton ghost program which is what I use, or you can find quite a bit of free online downloads that you can use to make a system image backup otherwise known as a ghost.

For your second ghost if you wish, if you already have a pretty good ghost, you can install it, update it and then re-ghost it which is what I am going to be doing. My first ghost will have all of the minimal programs tweaked out on a freshly reformatted system with all of the updates, special tweaks, no ghost added, just starting fresh and then I'll ghost that, then my second ghost is going to save me time because it's already basically how I want it, on a freshly refomatted image copy from a ghost I created in the past, and I'll just run the windows updates on that, clean it up, check for registry errors, defrag, and then ghost that spit again!!!

Again, a ghost is an image that is an exact replica of the system in the state that it is in at the time it was ghosted, kinda of like system restore, only way better without errors, and it doesn't just go back in time to your previous settings, it goes back to everything the way it was how you saved it, all of your programs and everything the way you like it, unlike system restore which only restores windows settings and crucial windows components, windows restore will not bring back deleted and uninstalled programs. A ghost puts it all back and just the way you left it, if you reformatted and freshly installed then make everything the way you like it, then that is what you will get when you use the ghost.

I found a free backup and recovery tool (a ghost backup program) for those of you who do not have one or do not have norton ghost. If you don't like the one I linked below, you can search for another one you think is better as you may have to register on their web site for it, though it is still free to do so and easy to use from what I have read.

http://download.cnet.com/Paragon-Backup-Recovery-Free-64-bit/3000-2242_4-10972187.html


Step 9: Necessary by 100%
Relax, lol and enjoy your fresh operating system and know all of your goodies are backed up and you have all of the recent updates and most likely will never have to reformat again, though if you do, you can just install your ghost program on top of that and then reinstall your ghost and then bam!! Your done. Breathe my friends, and be well!!!

Love,
Piper  :)


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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Open Enrollment for "Pinecone Research"

Well, it's time again for open enrollment for Pinecone Research. Who is Pinecone Research? Only one of the most reputable market research panels there are. They give you paid surveys and you test out new products before anyone else does, and not only that, you get to keep the products, and they pay very promptly. You can not just google pinecone research and join their panel, it is by invitation only, and they have chosen me (because I am dedicated) to recruit new and serious panelists. The best part is, you get to make a difference in the way products and services are made, you get to tell companies what you think and tell them to stop poisoning you if you wish to. That is what I do. If you haven't learned already from reading my blog, I take paid surveys regularly via market research panels. Pinecone does not pay me for sign ups though, they are one of the only panels who do not give you a dollar for each sign up who takes their first survey, and even with those types of panels, you make more money taking their surveys then you do with referrals, lol. If you are interested in learning more, or interested in signing up with other market research panels I take surveys with, then click here to see my list and also tips and tricks to help you maximize your earnings (or just click here if you are just interested in signing up for pinecone, which is also a part of my list of legit panels). I have helped a lot of people make extra money to supplement their incomes with this....but please, only serious panelist sign ups, it's OK if you need money, but don't let that be the only reason you sign up, do it because you want to make a difference in the world, and change the way products are made. There are so many products littered with toxins and poisons ranging from foods to soaps, and some foods even contain soap and shampoo ingredients, such as some of the corn tortillas they sell at your local walmart, and this is just a tiny fragment of what I am referring to. Remember, if it's not organic, it's not natural, and if it's not natural, it's poisoned, and you can quote me on this. I'm serious folks, and very passionate about this. I want to create an army of world changers and peace makers. We need to do something to stop this genocide, even though the effects may be slow, causing such ailments as diabetes and many more, we need to stop these issues, and one of the only ways these companies will listen to what you have to say, is when they are paying you to be one of their consumer consultants, but you can use your position as a panelist to be a consumer advocate and lock in some changes. I have seen movies, and video games changed too, they had perversion removed because of my opinions, one of which is a Disney film which I am not at liberty to say the title of due to a contractual agreement (yes, with most panels you get to review and rate movies and video games too!, I did say products AND services, lol), but you get the point, there is much change to be made, and it starts with us. Thank you for listening to my tangent, lol, have an awesome day to you all.


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's my Birthday....Again.

Yep, it's my Birthday again, and I should be happy but I'm not. Before you think to yourself, oh here we go, she's feeling sorry for herself because time is passing by, stop, don't even go there because you have no idea what is going on with me, so don't sit there and try and figure everything out or assume anything. I'm so tired of people walking around everywhere judging each other, so and so's this, and so and so's that, just stop it!!! Mean while the whole time sucking up to fake celebrities who couldn't give two spits about them. Let me say something, how dare you devalue someone based on their appearance, and how dare you assume someone is weak just because they are kind!!! You, and you know who you are if this hits home with you then take it all in, you need to get off of your high horse and realize that you are no better than anyone else. Strip away that money, that car, those clothes, and what do you got? An ugly person with a bad attitude with or without those things is still ugly in my book. I refuse!!! I refuse to conform to those ideals!!! Wasting life away, perfectly good people are suffering and for what?!!!, FOR WHAT?!!! People making games out of punching people. The knock out game? Are you serious? When did we stoop to this? Society has went back in time, literally regressing and has gotten more idiotic then ever with this crap. If you have to hurt someone else to make yourself feel better or if you find someone else's pain as entertainment, then you have a serious mental disorder, demonic possession likely. I am tired of the energy I get from people when I have to leave my home to go somewhere, the stare downs, the ugly faces people make. I am sick of people acting like....well, I'm just going to say it damn it, like assholes!!! There I said it, yeah, I'm a good person, and I don't generally think it's good to have a potty mouth but damn it, even a Christian gets pushed to their breaking point, and it's my birthday and I will say what I damn well please today, ya hear? Seriously though people, Wake up before it's too late, wake up before they are dragging your bodies off to the morgue. Get your head right and get it out of everyone else's business!! You need to wake up and realize that something is going on in this world and it's worth fighting for!!! Stand up for America, stand up for what our forefather's fought for! This country is in bad shape, and the people are being sucked right in to the meat grinder, and being led like cattle. Wake up and see what is in front of you damn it!!! Turn off the main stream media, stop listening to it, it is trash and brainwashing. That is all I'm going to say for now.

*Comments have been disabled for this post because I simply do not want to hear it. Just take it and let it sink in. If this message is not for you, then you will know, I believe if this message does not point towards you then you will be the ones shaking your heads in agreement with me.


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope we can make this year better then the last one. I hope more people can appreciate what they have instead of what they don't. I hope more people can appreciate one another. Learn to be love in a world filled with hate. Let's get focused, get your minds back on track and stop being cattle for the meat grinding machine!! Wake up people, life is real, it's not a game, it's not a movie, and it's NOT Ok to push someone out of your way to meet your own self gratitude. I do hope everyone has a happy new year, but also comes to awareness, realization, true enlightenment to see what gifts lye right in front of your faces that are pushed away daily. That is all I will say for now. Reflect upon this.


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Be careful what you say, you reap what you sow

What you say to others can effect how they feel, and while some may not care about this, some day they will wish for someone to show compassion to them instead of harsh words. Sometimes when we are angry, jealous, hold resentment, or other negative emotions towards others, whether they deserve it or not, we say things we should never say. You can murder someone's spirit with your words. The natives of the Soloman Islands yell at the trees they want to be rid of and they literally die! The Holy Bible not only speaks of murdering someone in spirit with words, but it also refers to man as trees!!! You can not deny how awful it feels to be screamed at. How terrible it feels when you work very hard at something to please someone, only to receive the harshest critic you have ever gotten from someone who may not know how to give kind criticism, and it just cuts you to the core. How many times has someone told you that you're not good enough? How did that make you feel? Sometimes people who have been hurt over and over don't deal with their pain properly, they harbor it, and they repeat the abuse to others and that branches out just as a tree has branches, and when it dies, one branch effects the next, and so on, and like a snow ball effect that wicked seed travels on to the next and then the next until we are a world filled with hatred and angry people going around hurting each other and laughing as if it's some sort of fun amusement. You have to admit, deep down it never feels good to hurt someone else, though you can somehow become numb over time with repeated use of this behavior, somewhere deep down you still know it is wrong deep in your core. We have a core, apples have a core and they come from a tree!!! A seed only becomes bad when it is tainted. In the old days, if a person committed murder the punishment was to have the body of the person they murdered strapped to them and they would have to carry that dead person around everywhere they went, and not only would everyone know that person was a murderer, but the death of the person they murdered would travel to them, and they too would die because decay does travel from one to another, so in the end the sentence was a long painful death. When you hurt / murder someone else with your words, you also hurt / murder your own self. Not only are we all connected because we are all part of the tree of life, but when we are infected by negative energy in which we project upon others, we are slowly being eaten away by what we have been tainted with, just as a bad seed will never bare any good fruit. We must change the way we treat others, and if someone is cruel to you, it is important to forgive them, not only so that you can be forgiven as well, but so that the person who hurt you knows what grace and mercy are. They might not feel the effects right away, it could take days or perhaps even longer until it sinks in, but once you plant a good seed, even if it means you suffer, that seed will bare good fruit which will yield a better harvest, increasing the chances of a world more full of goodness. I know all too well how hard it is when someone has said something to murder your spirit, but if you act with mercy and compassion towards the offender, you not only begin to thwart the effects of their evil deed, you also begin to heal yourself, and just as they have hurt themselves by hurting you because they deep down were already hurt by someone else, your kind reaction towards them will penetrate them with good instead of evil and it will begin to heal them as well because they are on some level connected to you as we are all a part of each other. We have free will, which means we can choose how we think, feel, react, and behave towards situations, ourselves, and others. There once was a boy on his way to school and he was carrying a huge load of books stacked upon each other. While the boy was walking he was confronted by some bullies from his school. They mocked him, they called him terrible names, and they shoved him to the ground which toppled his books over, onto the ground and scattered them around. The boy sat there on the ground as the bullies went their ways and he began to cry uncontrollably in pain and heartache. A few moments later another boy came across his path, saw him there sitting on the ground in pain crying. This other boy began to pick up all of the scattered books that belonged to the boy on the ground. He then approached the boy on the ground, reached out his hand and said "Here, let me help you up." and then he asked "What is your name?" the crying boy replied "My name is Tim, but I don't know why anyone would care." The other boy said "My name is John, and I care. Tell me what happened and why you were on the ground crying?" Tim told John what happened, they then walked to school together, and they hit it off really well as friends, in fact they became best friends. Years passed by, and then they went to college. When they graduated college Tim became valedictorian and he said something so wonderful during his speech that was both shocking, and moving at the same time. Tim said "I would like to thank God for allowing me to be here today, and especially for bringing into my life my best friend John because if it were not for him I definitely would not be here. You see a long time ago I was on my way to school and I had all of my books with me, and some bullies pushed me down, then I met John, he helped me up, and was kind to me, and he was the only person that had been truly kind to me that year. For I was on may way to school taking all of my books back with a note attached to put into my locker, it was a suicide note. I was going to kill myself, but because I had someone who expressed compassion and cared enough to be kind to me, to literally lift me up when I was down, I decided I had a reason to live. Thank you John, thank you for showing me I'm not worthless." Tim graduated valedictorian with honors and his life was a success. Do you know that you can make an impact the way that John did for Tim? Or you can choose to be as the bullies were and push someone else down. Who do you choose to be? Be careful what you say to others, be careful how you treat them because not only could you kill their spirit and do so much damage on so many levels, but you can end up hurting yourself, and you do reap what you sow. When one is broken, we are all unmended. Separation is truly and illusion. Let your words speak life. Give someone the gift of love, compassion, and mercy, show them grace. You will feel so much better this way, and so will they. May God richly bless you.


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Mainstays 5 piece bakeware set" From Walmart Review

"Mainstays 5 piece bakeware set" From Walmart
Worst Ever!! I didn't even get to use it!!!
I am so aggravated with this bakeware, and this is going to be a very short review. A couple of days ago I bought this bakeware because I'm going to be baking some goods for a home coming at church, being one of the only women present, I need to not be empty handed when I arrive. So since I know how to bake and cook very well, descending from some of the best cooking women that have ever lived on this earth. When I saw this bakeware at the price of only $5.00 I was excited yet very skeptical. I made sure that it was not aluminum, and since I saw that it was steel construction as listed on the package, and that it stated it is made in the U.S.A. I thought that it was worth a shot..... berrrrrrnk (negative buzzer sound), WRONG !!! The pans looked alright, though slightly mediocre, I washed them in hopes of getting to use them, left to the store to get something, came home and baked a cheesecake to eat the same night and not related to the church meal, and not in these pans. I woke up today to look at the pans and think about the food I was going to be baking, and then.... OHhhhhhhhhhhhh NOoooooooooh, oh no they di'ent, I wanted to scream to my disappointment, they are rusted!! Guess they are not stainless steel, though even cheap stainless steel will rust. So they are like this now. (Note: I edited the image to re-enact the shock and awe of what it was like this morning when I discovered them because I didn't feel it was worthy of busting out my camera and I felt like playing with photoshop again and testing out my rusty *lol no pun intended* image manipulating skills).
So you can see why I am upset. I know it's only $5.00, but it also costs a few dollars in gas to go purchase them, and a few more dollars in gas to return them so I can get my money back, and what's worse is I can not afford to buy more. Utter disdain over the rusty stain, sorry, my inner poet could not help that one, lol, have to find some humor in order to keep myself from losing it. So, final suggestion to anyone considering these pans, NOT worth the time, don't waste it or your money.

Pros :
  • NONE AT ALL

Cons :
  • DUH!!
  • Rusts immediately after washing.
  • Not stainless steal.
  • Headache
  • Waste of money
  • Waste of gas
  • Makes one angry
  • Insult to the consumer because walmart obviously thinks everyone is a moron.

Have a good one everybody.



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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering September 11, 2001

Who can ever forget this day? I know I never will. I really feel sadness today remembering, so many things happened surrounding this day, in my life, and in the lives of others. I do not want to think about what else to say, so please read my post from 9-11-2012 by clicking on the date or you can click here, and also, read this other post which is not exactly about 9-11, but, it relates to it and mentions it ( just feel something important is said there and is a post where I really open up some pieces of myself rarely seen). God bless you all, and God bless our military.


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