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User talk:Patricia Barden

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Campaign to Fix the Debt
Company Profile
Company Name ACE Limited
CEO Name Evan Greenberg
CEO Compensation 16,612,885
CEO Retirement Assets 8,316,628
Annual Company Revenue 16,834,000,000
Territorial Tax Break 2,500,000,000
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) 9,830,000
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
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Sometimes writers use the WYSIWYG editor to write stories but most of the time, they are going to send you the story in MS Word. Either way, cut and paste what they send you into your local text editor (TextEdit or TextMate), save it, and start marking it up and proofing it.
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Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009)[1][2]—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. '''Lester William Polsfuss''' (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009)<ref>http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32403755/ns/today-entertainment/t/guitar-legend-les-paul-dies/#.Tx9MCG_OXQg</ref><ref name="monstersandcritics.com">{{cite web|url=http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/features/article_1496730.php/In-Pictures-Les-Paul-Memorial-Service?page=4 |title=In Pictures: 'Les Paul Memorial Service' |publisher=Monsters and Critics |date=August 21, 2009 |author= |accessdate=March 27, 2011}}</ref>—known as '''Les Paul'''—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor.
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His family was of German ancestry.[3] Paul's mother was related to the founders of Milwaukee's Valentin Blatz Brewing Company and the makers of the Stutz automobile.[4] His family was of German ancestry.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/the-les-paul-legacy/ |title=Book Excerpt: The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy 1915–1963 |publisher=Gibson.com |date= |accessdate=March 27, 2011}}</ref> Paul's mother was related to the founders of Milwaukee's Valentin Blatz Brewing Company and the makers of the Stutz automobile.<ref>{{cite book|last=Masino|first=Susan|authorlink=|coauthors=Paul, Les|title=Famous Wisconsin Musicians|publisher=Badger Books|year=2003|location=Oregon, Wisconsin|pages=9–11|month=|url=|isbn=1878569880}}</ref>
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Wanting to make himself heard by more people at the local venues, he wired a phonograph needle to a radio speaker, using that to amplify his acoustic guitar.[5] Wanting to make himself heard by more people at the local venues, he wired a phonograph needle to a radio speaker, using that to amplify his acoustic guitar.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CfNYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=doUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1140,3217614&dq=grammy+hall+of+fame+jo+stafford&hl=en|title=Cinemax to honor 'Edison' of music|date=22 October 2009|author=Ladd, Patty|publisher=The Vindicator|accessdate=4 May 2011}}</ref>
On August 13, 2009,[2] Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York. On August 13, 2009,<ref name="monstersandcritics.com"/> Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York.
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  1. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32403755/ns/today-entertainment/t/guitar-legend-les-paul-dies/#.Tx9MCG_OXQg
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Pictures: 'Les Paul Memorial Service'. Monsters and Critics (August 21, 2009). Retrieved on March 27, 2011.
  3. Book Excerpt: The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy 1915–1963. Gibson.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2011.
  4. Masino, Susan; Paul, Les (2003). Famous Wisconsin Musicians. Oregon, Wisconsin: Badger Books, 9–11. ISBN 1878569880. 
  5. Ladd, Patty (22 October 2009). "Cinemax to honor 'Edison' of music", The Vindicator. Retrieved on 4 May 2011. 
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Removal of admin rights

Why has "Jordan Barden" removed my admin rights? He seems to have done that to a lot of editors. ≡ SCRIBE ≡ 22:19, 6 May 2015 (EDT)

Hi Scribe: I've been cleaning up the admin list. It's not necessary to have the admin role in order to edit pages. Is there something you normally do that requires admin privileges? Thank you!! --Patricia Barden (talk) 11:55, 7 May 2015 (EDT)
Hmmm, yes, as a long time wikipedia editor, I am aware of how wikis work. My admin status was bestowed so that I can stop vandalism, which used to be quite common a few years ago. I also created templates and did some admin type activities a few years back. It seems a bit high handed to simply remove admin status from long-time users without any notification. ≡ SCRIBE ≡ 03:34, 11 May 2015 (EDT)
Hi Scribe: I did not intend to be high-handed. I'm restoring your administrative rights today. Thank you for your continued interest in SourceWatch! --Patricia Barden (talk) 11:32, 20 May 2015 (EDT)

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Appreciated! :¬) ≡ SCRIBE ≡ 20:51, 24 May 2015 (EDT)

Changing username

How do I change my username here, I'll change to Myrtonos?--Myrtonos03:09, 1 February 2019 (UTC)