My apologies to everyone that's noticed the duplicate posts coming from me. I post something here from my newsreader, and sometimes it doesn't show up in any reasonable amount of time. So then thinking that my other one is dead, I go to Google and post it there, and most of the time it shows up - not always, though. Then maybe a day or two later my other newsreader post shows up and I look like an idiot that is, well, an idiot.
For quite some time I have been on a quest to see how long I can ride the free news server train, for the fun & challenge of it. I'm not ready to chuck it yet, but I just wanted to explain the strange posting pattern you have been seeing. Sorry - hopefully it will improve.