Political adds ?

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Sirfoldalot

Product Tester ACME INC.
Staff member
I'll take the ones for the Bikinis off your hands? 🤩 :D😂

Knock on Wood, but I have never seen an ad on this site after BOB made some adjustments?
 
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T.C.

Active Member
Thanks for all the replies, I do try to keep all things Google off my computer but I'm finding it impossible to do so.
I do use firefox so I will be looking into the add blockers.
I dont remember clicking on any political adds but I guess I must have or I wouldn't be getting more of them?
Just thought the site could block them, but I guess that would be censoring and that may not be good?
Guess ya just got to live in a bubble or maybe off grid ?
T.C.
 

bnsf971

Gomez Addams
Staff member
Thanks for all the replies, I do try to keep all things Google off my computer but I'm finding it impossible to do so.
I do use firefox so I will be looking into the add blockers.
I dont remember clicking on any political adds but I guess I must have or I wouldn't be getting more of them?
Just thought the site could block them, but I guess that would be censoring and that may not be good?
Guess ya just got to live in a bubble or maybe off grid ?
T.C.
Part of the problem is if you go to the Book of Faces, and anything political is posted on your line of time, Google remembers it. I administer a couple of groups there, and a spammer posted a bunch of links and photos for porn sites. I removed them, and him, but for a couple of weeks after, I got quite a few ads for places I really didn't want to go.
 

T.C.

Active Member
Wow, it's sure nice to know someone is watching (out for) me ?
So if I dont use Google, except for the occasional YouTube how do they get me ?
I guess from any place I go that uses google ?
and that's everywhere.......
T.C.
 

DakotaLove39

Always Improvising
Ahem...
The ads you see are usually personalized for you, based on places you've visited or postings you've made in other sites on the web. Big Brother's name is Google, and he follows you everywhere.
I see ads for RVs and parts for RVs, and campgrounds.
Most of my ads are for DIY repairs, coupons, and loan financing. Hmm... Sounds like Milwaukee Road to me.
 

GeeTee

Well-Known Member
Wow, it's sure nice to know someone is watching (out for) me ?
So if I dont use Google, except for the occasional YouTube how do they get me ?
I guess from any place I go that uses google ?
and that's everywhere.......
T.C.
I think it has to do with the DNS servers , Even if you don't do a search , or go to a site that uses google ads , google still knows you've been there. Your browser has to take the domain name you type in and convert that to an address , to do that it needs a DNS server , guess who that is .
 

MikeInHubCity

Well-Known Member
Naw! I don't think "Uncle Joe" Stalin was that much into American elections at that time. I doubt Truman would have stood for it, and neither would Tom Dewey. Talk about the news media getting it wrong! Did you see the photo of Truman with a copy of the Chicago Tribune saying Dewey had won? I see someone is restoring the Mark Twain Zephyr. I'd love to ride it...again...when it is finished! Also rode the Pioneer Zephyr that's in the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. Except the Q had the fourth car in the consist back then. Wasn't room for the 4th car in the museum's basement.
I thought Dewey beat Truman. After all, that’s what all the morning newspapers said. ;)
 

trailrider

Well-Known Member
I thought Dewey beat Truman. After all, that’s what all the morning newspapers said. ;)
Yup! That's what the Chicago Trib printed! Harry sure got a kick out of that! I have him standing on the rear platform of my HO Ferdnand Magellan, along with a campaign aide and Bess. I actually saw them when I was six years old, and we got side-tracked in Galesburg, Illinois, on our Zephyr. Dad put me up on his shoulders and we walked over to where the Whistlestop Special was waiting. Seventy-two years later, we are reduced to HO size!
 




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