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OregonJim

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  1. OregonJim

    RV survey

    So, now you are accusing me of not trying to be helpful? Wow. I'm seriously regretting joining Escapees. All I've seen over the past few weeks is bickering, attacks, and petty defensiveness. Okay guys, you've heard the last of me. Enjoy my money.
  2. OregonJim

    RV survey

    If that's true, it means that live.com is not intelligent enough to detect a phishing scam, and will gladly let you compromise yourself by clicking on one.
  3. OregonJim

    RV survey

    Exactly. Thanks BlueLightning - at least *somebody* understands what I said!
  4. OregonJim

    RV survey

    You misunderstand my post. I'm saying that the email was structured like a phishing scam. I'm sure it was an innocent mistake by whomever composed it. However, it was flagged by my email client and automatically reported. Many anti-malware clients will also flag it. That means that the entire escapees.com domain can be put on a list of untrustable sites and blocked if enough reports are generated. The simple solution is for escapees to never again structure an email that looks like a phishing scam. Otherwise, it runs the risk of ending up on a ban list used by anti-malware software. You should NEVER display one URL and have it take you to a different URL when clicking on it. For reference, here is the offending part of the email: You will find this census at </span><u><a href=3D"https://escapees.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3Dd8bc0f46a19a696e5c335f4d2&id=3Dccd922d33d&e=3D3ed43a78a7" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"word-wrap: break-word;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #6DC6DD;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVerCensus</a>
  5. OregonJim

    RV survey

    I also got the email, but my email client rightly flagged it as a phishing scam. Why? Because the URL in the email said it would take you to "https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVerCensus", but it would instead send you to https://escapees.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=<long tracking id number>. I realize that Escapees wants to track who takes the survey, but it is a RED FLAG to display one URL as a clickable link that then takes you to an entirely different site. That's the very definition of "phishing scam".
  6. OregonJim

    safety of Walmart

    Murders "per capita", IMO, says nothing about relative safety. If my town, pop. 300, had just ONE murder, it would jump to the top of the list for the entire nation - if the metric is per capita. Had that study been fair and capped the minimum population to 1,000,000 or so (apples to apples), then Chicago is indeed #1.
  7. OregonJim

    Self-Defense

    A cane can also be a liability as you will be perceived as someone who is unable to run away or give chase. I have never been forced to draw a weapon (thank God). One thing to remember is to never willingly go into situations that you would not go into unarmed. A gun is a last resort item, not the first line of defense. I would be more likely to use mine on a rabid animal than another human but, as my instructor says, "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away". He is both a LEO and a retired army colonel.
  8. OregonJim

    Self-Defense

    I was referring to the "remarkably accurate" comment, not the support.
  9. OregonJim

    Self-Defense

    You *do* know that Wikipedia content is entirely community driven and that *anyone* can write or edit an entry, right?
  10. OregonJim

    Self-Defense

    Works great boondocking, but I wouldn't want to reach the 00 in a park. Could ruin the day for my neighbor, and the one next to him. Even for a good guy with training, self defense insurance is worth considering. You may have saved lives, but the financial and legal burden is just beginning... https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/
  11. There's something I forgot to be thankful for last Thursday: "A Microsoft-free household".
  12. OregonJim

    safety of Walmart

    RV_, Looks like a copy/paste error with your link - I get a page with details of an inmate... EDIT: looks like you fixed it. Deleted link here.
  13. OregonJim

    safety of Walmart

    Well, that depends on who did the survey. This one says 43% of all households are gun owning: https://www.statista.com/statistics/249740/percentage-of-households-in-the-united-states-owning-a-firearm/ And, we all know how accurate surveys are - particularly when asking about ownership of something that many are trying to take away... As for RVers on a trip, staying out of large metropolitan areas and in more rural settings, you BET the majority of Americans they meet will be armed (and that's not a bad thing).
  14. OregonJim

    Class A RV and Car Seats

    Only YOU can determine where to draw the line between minimizing risk and actually living life.
  15. OregonJim

    Safe or Comfortable

    That was exactly my point, and why I said the load must be redistributed to maintain balance. Simply moving the rear axle and claiming that the front axle would become overloaded (without changing anything else) is not a fair statement, IMO.
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