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In case you haven't been reading the updates, we are no longer updating the new postings after July 31st. Our website is deteriorating rapidly, and we simply cannot spend all of our time fixing it; that scenario means we don't have adequate time to post things in a timely manner. For additional information on this devolving situation, please go to the two posts immediately below this notice, starting with THIS LINK. Sorry for the inconvenience this will likely result in for our many visitors and those who receive our RSS feeds, but we're likewise certain that you--like us--are tired of hearing us complain about the state of disrepair if this website. And, without the requiste funds to build a new one, we simply don't see any logical way to proceed. If you have any suggestions to keep us alive, we'd be most interested in hearing them; you can send us an e-mail by GOING HERE. All the very best and thanks for your abiding support!
UPDATE, JUNE 1ST: THE TIME HAS COME. ENOUGH'S ENOUGH. TOO MANY ISSUES TO GO ON IN "BUSINESS AS USUAL" MODE. PLEASE SEE THE POST IMMEDIATELY BELOW FOR SPECIFICS.
For reasons nobody seems to understand, our RSS feeds and our associated e-mail subscriptions (via Feedburner) are all messed up. ONLY words with hypertext mark-up are being picked up, and all other (plain text) words are coming through completely blank. Images seem to be coming through okay, but we use few of them in order to not overtax the storage capacity of the company that hosts this site (Weebly). What this means--and due to additional issues with Weebly's software and "support"--is that all future posts will contain nothing but hypertext (or else you'll have nothing to read in the RSS feeds/e-mail subscriptions), and, by default, that means that all "true" hypertext links--those things that are normally marked-up as a link to some other page/site--will have to be eliminated till this gets resolved (we understand this IS a problem, but it's the only thing we can think to do until this issue is resolved). (When EVERYTHING is in hypertext--like this post is--it'll all link back to our own, NAP "landing page," so there's no reason to click on the words of that text, UNLESS you wish to donate [please see below!\.)
Bottom line--as noted on our "landing page"--we need money for a real website because the issues with Weebly persist and only grow worse and worse every month. That'll require money--money we don't have--so, if you find value in this--and in our related, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter--sites, anything/any amount you can donate would be GREATLY appreciated (and there's a PayPal donation button at the very bottom of that "landing page," which you'll go to if you click anywhere in this all-hypertext post). We estimate it's going to take a minimum of around $2,500 to have a quasi-decent new site built; after that, we'll absorb any ongoing, monthly charges, but we don't have the initial $2,500 to start the process. We really, really, REALLY don't want to generate revenue by including intrusive adds on this site, and we firmly believe our visitors--YOU--feel the same way.
Sorry for the inconvenience of having to generate all-hypertext posts, and sorry even more so for having to beg for money. But, this may mark the beginning of the demise of this site, if we don't, somehow, come up with that $2,500 to get the ball rolling. Many thanks in advance for your understanding and support. Okay, now you click on this text and go to that "landing page" and, ideally donate something! :)
P.S.--This post--originally dated October 31, 2014--will be dated July 31st (or until it's fixed OR I simply shut down the site) so it will stay at the top of this blog page, and not get "buried" beneath news posts.
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