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  1. And the "defense of property"?!?:eek:

    And the "defense of property"?!?:eek:
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    Timely thread. Just got back from visiting my...

    Timely thread. Just got back from visiting my dad with dementia at the nursing home. He is quite advanced and does not know where he is, etc. He would hate the way he is - the only grace being...
  3. Thread: Michael Moore...

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    Thank you MistyBlue!

    Thank you MistyBlue!
  4. When things have been strained between you, it...

    When things have been strained between you, it seems a lot to do a 3 or 4 day trip.
    I second the idea to ask her out for lunch. Don't expect anything afterward. Arrange a second lunch if it went...
  5. I am also of an age that the expectation among...

    I am also of an age that the expectation among many was that girls should get married and have children. Happily, my parents were more enlightened. I still remember when I was about 8 or so, my...
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    Yeah, right, in this political climate there is...

    Yeah, right, in this political climate there is going to be a constitutional amendment to change term limits (The only way it can happen).
    {End sarcasm font}

    I understand disagreeing on political...
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    IMHO there are two issues here: 1.The general...

    IMHO there are two issues here:
    1.The general concept of whether the government can force treatment upon a person.
    2. This particular case.

    regarding 2: Being in CT I have hear way too much...
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    I don't get the mom. Just saw her interviewed...

    I don't get the mom. Just saw her interviewed and all she talked about was supporting her daughter's choice. But that choice is effectively suicide! How can a parent support that because her child...
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    Interesting and kind of puzzling case. Why...

    Interesting and kind of puzzling case. Why refuse treatment that has such a high success rate? It is such a tricky situation. What if the mother didn't want the treatment but the minor child did? ...
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    Facebook does allow people to really exhibit...

    Facebook does allow people to really exhibit their stupidity, doesn't it?
    If Palin had just posted "Yeah, kid was taken off the dog and we are working on getting him to understand he should not do...
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    I straighten my bed every morning, so it is sort...

    I straighten my bed every morning, so it is sort of made. This keeps me from having to untangle blankets when I am tired and want to go to sleep!

    I do the hospital corners at the bottom of the...
  12. I have small dogs and live in a suburban house. ...

    I have small dogs and live in a suburban house. My dogs can go out when I am away, but it is a belt and suspenders kind of setup. I have a doggie door that opens into a 5 X 10 dog run of 6' chain...
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    Is your head spinning at all this advice OP?...

    Is your head spinning at all this advice OP? :winkgrin:

    My advice is to take it in small bits. At this point with you in college and no great income, I would learn about investments and...
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    "Lets me be in season!"

    Sometimes being an animal person complicates things :uhoh:
    There is a drug commercial that played several times while I watched HGTV. It showed a model dressing for different seasonal backgrounds...
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    Christmas Surrogate Children

    Now I try to keep my dogs as dogs and enjoy their dogginess. But sometimes it occurs to me that they do jump into the role of surrogate children. This was especially obvious this Christmas.

    I...
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    Growing up we had ham on Christmas. At my...

    Growing up we had ham on Christmas. At my grandmother's. The reason had nothing to do with tradition or food preferences and everything to do with survival...

    Our family always travelled to the...
  17. Thread: Selling your home

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    If you are selling a smaller house, do an...

    If you are selling a smaller house, do an especially good job of de-cluttering. It is amazing how you can change the impression of size. Keep the minimum of furniture and make sure they are smaller...
  18. For myself I am not sentimental about the...

    For myself I am not sentimental about the remains. My pets have been cremated and I didn't get the ashes. I'm consistent - tossed my mom's ashes into the ocean. I don't find comfort in a gravesite...
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    Also check out the shelf arrangement...

    Also check out the shelf arrangement possibilities. And the door shelves! For some reason some have only a bar across and the bottom slopes out. So a narrow or small jar will come sliding out! My GE...
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    I did my budget kitchen a couple of years ago. ...

    I did my budget kitchen a couple of years ago. Kitchen designers IME, like to design an ideal kitchen. I think they put in the bells and whistles so you know what you could have.

    Some things to...
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    Using the odometer or writing down the mileage...

    Using the odometer or writing down the mileage when filling up and then calculating how far a about three quarters of a tank of gas can get you worked well for me. The car I took to college had a...
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    I think the winter sports have had an easier time...

    I think the winter sports have had an easier time getting and staying in because the Winter Olympic schedule just isn't as full.

    I wish they would allow a "satellite Olympics" for some of the...
  23. BTDT, I think part of the issue with every...

    BTDT,
    I think part of the issue with every student passing is that many districts don't have a good plan of what to do with students who flunk in the middle grades.
    Some offer summer school - but...
  24. I just retired in June! :D The earliest possible...

    I just retired in June! :D The earliest possible time I could. And now I am off blood pressure meds and on less GERD meds.

    The regulations, testing, some parents, and the administration...
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    Bud Clydes training

    This was shared with me on facebook. Don't know if it was here before, but I didn't see it, so thought other might not have either. Enjoy!
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