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6077 principal in Miami (6/14/2015 1:09:18 PM): Starting a new post because the other one will be off the board in a minute. If he responded to a newspaper article, it doesn't matter what is or isn't on face book., df,fl 6080 (6/14/2015 1:49:01 PM): has anyone participated in this? Just read about it sHOP Smart magazine-- pack up your unwanted goods-- print a pre-paid label and ship to Goodwill, Laine J TX 6084 Jackie A., PA (6/14/2015 3:03:26 PM): "Gayle you may call it hateful to expect older teens to know right from wrong and obey orders." Jackie, when did I say that? I never said anything at all about the teenagers or the police. I was not even in on that discussion. I was commenting on the general ambiance of this board. There is a whole lot of hate here these days and no one can tell me that racism does not have something to do with much of it. And there seems to be no reasoning or educating some of the people here. I am about to walk away too. It is just too frustrating. Like Susan R said, "haters gonna hate.", Gayle. OH 6085 Sodium Content in Single Serve Potato Chips (6/14/2015 3:24:03 PM): I love to snack on Sour Cream & Onion potato chips. Packages will say a serving size is 1 oz. I never consumer 1 oz. at a time. it's usually 1/4 to 1/3 of that. And I prefer to snack on the crumbs of potato chips rather than 3-4 large chips.I'll eat 2-3 handfulls of crumbs. Am I consuming more sodium by eating handfuls of crumbs rather than eating 3-4 large chips?, Virginia Ann S VA 6091 Bumping up-McKinney (6/14/2015 4:15:08 PM): This is my last word on McKinney situation. How do we know that the other 11 officers weren't doing the same thing, right or wrong? They were only on the video, ushering their fellow officer away from the 2 guys. AND...this was just a short clip of the entire video. A clip played forever by the media and it was meant to inflame, IMO. I Googled it and came across another piece where the officer had the guys sitting on the ground and was talking to them. Asking why they did what they did, no weapon drawn, no screaming, no cussing, just talking. They said because everyone else was doing it. He told them "everyone else got away and YOU got caught. You broke the law because everyone else was doing it but you know what, they didn't get caught." To me, it seemed like he was trying to tell them to not follow the pack, but that portion of the video is not going viral. Like Mama used to tell us "Just because everybody else is jumping off the bridge, does that mean you gonna jump too?" The clip I saw was from some talk show host who irritated me, but I watched the clip anyway. Think it was called Young Turks and it was on YouTube. This guy was also trying to inflame the situation---IMO. Pat, I am not "too biased to face the facts". Like df, fl said he was alone, if even for a short time, with a large group of people. Some were in bikinis, but some were in street clothes (the 2 that approached him from behind) and able to conceal a weapon. Have you ever been alone with a large group, no matter what ethnicity? I haven't and hope it never happens. One of my neighbors, who is in law enforcement, told me they were sitting in their unit, backed up to a building. A car slowly drove by twice, driver shook his head each time and the second time sped off. Could very well have been an ambush situation. He pursued and the driver said he was just wondering why he had his unit backed up against a building. (Is it really any of his business anyway?) Reply: so someone doesn't sneak up from behind and blow my brains out. This guy may be happy to see an officer backed up against a building one day when he is in need of services. Isn't it sad when you are out there to protect the public and you have to worry that someone will ambush you while you are parked, and then you have to take criticism from the public on HOW you are parked? Like I said, last word on this. I think we all need to take a chill-pill. I know it's freedom of speech on OTC, but I think it's turning ugly. I hope next week we show less animosity toward each other. , Susan, LA 6092 Dinner With The Smileys (6/14/2015 4:20:01 PM): A friend told me about this book, so I got it from the library. Really heart touching true story about a Military Family that decides to invite someone to dinner every Sunday, to sit in the father's chair. He is serving his country, on another continent. I laughed and teared up and finished with the greatest respect for what our Military Family go through, as their loved one leaves home to go where he or she is needed. Very impressed with the kindness of the people in Maine, and how they helped raise three little boys. Hardcover book, paperback book and Large Print all available., BarbaraS NV 6103 What's for Dinner/Supper? (6/14/2015 5:51:10 PM): Here we had, Chicken, potatoes, green beans and hot apple turnovers for dessert., Sharon B., VA 6104 Note to Michele (6/14/2015 5:52:09 PM): I ran into a couple today that were talking to a friend of mine. He was probably about 80 years old and said that 8 wks. ago he underwent valve replacement surgery. Said the same day he was taken out of ICU, he was walking the halls. He looked very fit when I saw him today. Prayers that your dad will have similar recovery., Susan, LA 6118 Short Lived (6/14/2015 7:48:51 PM): One of the bridges over the Susquehanna river near us is closed because large swarms of mayflies are dying on the bridge, layers up to 3 inches thick. When they reach the stage where they have wings and can fly, they only live one day or less. The lights on the bridge attract them at night., Bob, PA 6122 iRazoo Treasure Code (6/14/2015 8:51:45 PM): megacode Enjoy your mega code, worth 150 points, expires on 06-17-2015 09:37 PM EST. I wonder if the daily codes are done?, Melody 6125 Garage Sales (6/14/2015 9:14:05 PM): For those of you who purchase items to sell. Do you only get those freebies for 100% profit? Do you purchase items that maybe you can double your money on? How many items do you try to have? Advertising? Signs? What time a month do you have your sales? Any great tips for having one?, Thinking of having one 6126 Sue P (6/14/2015 9:18:12 PM): I had to giggle when I saw your "hot dogs" as they rank right up there with my other favorite foods, Spam and Arkansas steak, a.k.a. bologna. I very rarely indulge in any of these anymore as I always feel as if the Hot Dog Police are watching me. When I go to the grands for the day I always try to engage each one in a give and take conversation. Usually such conversation includes "What was for dinner?" at some point. I was talking to Jazzy and I said I had thought about having a Spam and over easy egg sandwich but decided that I didn't want to since I didn't have any Spam singles. About that time Jaeger started yelling "Oma, do you KNOW what's in Spam!!!!". I promptly put my fingers in my ears and started loudly singing "I don't know and don't want to know" over and over. He continued to tell me but I kept singing. Almost seventy and I react like a kid when someone tries to tell me something. LOL. I actually really do know but I didn't tell him. I ended up having turkey dogs that night. My concession to the Hot Dog Police just waiting for me to bring out the dogs. Growing up my s.i.l.'s family owned a meat packing plant and she always wanted me to take a tour and see how they were made. I wasn't falling for that then and I am not falling for it now. , Lila 6129 Recipe (6/14/2015 10:43:44 PM): does any one have a healthy chicken & tomato / garden veggie's & garlic, easy to make meal with lots of good tasty spices? Janet, Janet C Wi 6135 Michele E. -Dad (6/15/2015 5:56:05 AM): Michele, I'm praying for your dad and your entire family. I know how hard it is to watch people you love hurt or suffer. May you all feel His peace and love right now. ((((Hugs)))), Sharon B., VA 6142 Crockpot Honey Mustard Chicken (6/15/2015 6:42:56 AM): What would you serve with this? Rice? Noodles? Potatoes? , Thanks for any ideas! 6148 Charity (6/15/2015 7:12:43 AM): Does anyone know of a charity that takes bikes? To give others that can't afford a bike? This would be in the area of Mequon, Wisconsin., Tammy 6151 puzzle (6/15/2015 8:33:21 AM): Sorry this is late today. I was driving back from the east coast yesterday--16 hours straight!! Last week's challenge: Name a famous person in Washington, D.C. — 7 letters in the first name, 5 letters in the last. Drop the last sound in the last name. The result — phonetically — will be the first and last name of a famous living entertainer. Who is it? Answer: Loretta Lynch (attorney general), Loretta Lynn (singer) I wasn't on line last week so don't know if anyone solved this one. Next week's challenge: Think of an adjective that describes many shampoos. Add the brand name of a shampoo in its basic form. The result, reading the letters in order from left to right, will name a famous musician. Who is it? , MAC--WI 6156 phone number (6/15/2015 9:05:23 AM): can anybody help me find a phone number I look it up but cannot find it what the best way to look up a phone number., sally tx 6162 Sizzling HOT (6/15/2015 10:00:30 AM): Suppose to be 96 today and then 98 most of the rest of the week. Record breaking temps. The hottest part of the summer has not arrived yet!! Hope we get some summer rain showers to cool it off., Susan, SC 6167 Weird thing (6/15/2015 10:35:56 AM): I have always received about 20 spam emails per day, viagara, you've won, we have a deposit waiting for you, that kind of thing. Well on Saturday I stopped getting spam. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm not complaining but I find it very strange that it would stop that suddenly. I have not changed anything. I'm very glad!! A couple of years ago I was getting over 100 spams per day and then it went to the 20 or so, to now none. Something is going on, but what???, CB OH 6168 Need travel advice--AGAIN! (6/15/2015 11:05:02 AM): Several years ago, as some of you may remember, DH and I drove cross country to Plymouth, MA for a ship reunion. His plan for our road trip was to do some genealogy stuff and mine was to meet some RC'ers along the way. The trip was successful and we had a great time! Well, this year the reunion will be in late September in Charleston, SC so we'll be taking a different route. We'll go from Portland to Jerome, ID; to Grand Junction, CO; to Salina, KS; to Nashville, IL and to Nashville, TN; 4 days in Charleston; then to Hagerstown, MD; Paradise, PA; Muncie, IN; Mt. Pleasant, IA; Kearney, NE and Rawlins, WY to home. This route is because of where DH's genealogy is and also because we're on the Best Western rewards program. Any ideas on what is a "must see" on the way? I've always wanted to see Nashville and Music City and maybe see a show (any good deals?), we've been to Dolllywood and we will be seeing the Rockies again, which we both love. Now, what other pieces are going into this puzzle? TIA! , Barb M., OR 6171 NY prison escape update (6/15/2015 11:30:59 AM): As previously mentioned, a prison employee had smuggled in power tools to enable two killers to escape. The woman, Mrs. Mitchell, was arrested last week. Both the New York Daily News and New York Post reported Monday that, according to a source, Mitchell, had planned to drive convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat away from the prison and to her home, where they would then kill her husband, also an employee at Clinton. Prosecutors say Mitchell, who worked in the prison tailor shop, provided Matt and Sweat with the tools for their escape, including hacksaw blades, drill bits and chisels. The 51-year-old had allegedly planned to be the pair’s getaway driver, but backed out at the last minute and checked herself into a hospital instead, later confessing her involvement in the prison break to State Police. , Grace Basham, CA 6182 Bugs (6/15/2015 3:48:15 PM): Last week I saw a news clip where a place in TN charged for people to come see these bugs that lit up at night. One family from Arkansas drove up just for the experience. I laughed and laughed. They were lightning bugs which are all over the place in northern states. We had June Bugs in IN when I grew up. They were a copper penny color. Also had horse flys. We use to tie thread to horse flys and let them fly around. We had deer flys too but they would bite the snot out of you. We don't have many of any of those here in SC. We do have fire ants though., Susan, SC 6184 Odd News (6/15/2015 4:06:55 PM): "White NAACP President Who Allegedly Posed As Black Steps Down. Rachel Dolezal, the president of the Spokane, WA NAACP chapter, has stepped down according to a post on their official Facebook page earlier today. Dolezal came under fire after her parents sparked controversy about her background, claiming that she was a Caucasian posing as African-American." Apparantly she had adopted black sibblings that she identified with. , Mary 6186 What's for Dinner? (6/15/2015 4:25:26 PM): We're having hamburger steaks left over from yesterday's pot luck at church. I got some really nice corn at a local farm so we're having that and a salad. I had some rolls I had made last week in the freezer so I took some out to heat. There was one piece of strawberry pie left over from the pot luck so DH will eat that for dessert. I love reading all your dinner menus - gives me a lot of ideas!, Nancy, LA 6195 Sunshine (Linda IN) (6/15/2015 5:40:22 PM): Thanks for the info about your friends purchasing NC furniture- do you know the names of the stores they bought from? Thank you for any help, Wendy, TN 6199 Forgotten youth (6/15/2015 5:56:29 PM): Pam, I read your post and it got me to thinking of what we did when we were kids. June bugs were great entertainment for 5 kids as well as lightning bugs. Because we were poor and had to "make do", we would use the berries from poke bushes, mash them, and my brother next in age to me and myself were then "painted" as Indians and the other 3 kids were the cowboys! Bent over trees in the woods were our horses and we played for hours. Mom always hated when we did that cause "poke juice" does NOT come off easy.
We also would take dried cow patties and stick dandelion flowers in them and then wear them for hats!!! How gross we were and didn't think a thing about it. Thanks for the trip down memory lane...As always..., Marian/MO6201 Poll: (6/15/2015 5:58:49 PM): Name one this you shouldn't do after the age of 25:, Sharon B., VA 6220 ads you hate/ads you love (6/15/2015 8:20:04 PM): Lets have some fun What national tv ads make you want to run from the room and what ones do you look forward to? For me the ones with the Burger King and Colonel Sanders are kind of creepy. The Passat ad with the boys running amok while their clueless mother is gassing up. The Behr ad If I hear color is a beautiful thing again.... And they ran the ad while I was typing this I love the Nationwide one with the big baby. I'm no fan of the Geico ads but the one where the cat ignores the guy is so true! They should have had the cat stop staring at the guy and start licking itself I'm on the fence with the State Farm Coneheads. I thought it was clever at first but I'm getting a little tired of them, JudyB LA 6225 Forgotten youth, cont. (6/15/2015 9:23:24 PM): Pam, lol, yep we did that too. I remember once my oldest brother swiped a sheet out of the house, cut holes in it for eyes and a mouth. We caught a bunch of lightning bugs and took their lights and ringed the holes in the sheet and then took turns being the "ghost" and scaring the bejeebers out of each other.
We even stuffed my one brother in a tire, he was only 10, I was 9, and would roll him down the hill. Yeah, we got caught and all of us got a whipping except for the brother in the tire. He didn't get hurt but he DID hit the barbed wire fence at the bottom of the hill! Ah the memories...As always.., Marian/MO6236 GO BLACKHAWKS (6/16/2015 5:34:03 AM): So happy for other win :-D, Shannon IL 6237 Beth in AK Wildfire (6/16/2015 5:36:14 AM): Beth, I think the fire is near you in Palmer. Have you had to evacuate?, Sharon in WET MI 6247 The Gap (6/16/2015 8:14:38 AM): If you have a gift card to The Gap....you better be using it. Many stores closing. , Nancee/IN 6249 Michele E./Dad (6/16/2015 8:16:23 AM): Still praying for your family, I hope your dad's surgery went well yesterday., Sharon B., VA 6252 Wendy TN (6/16/2015 9:04:17 AM): I just talked to my friend, she said they went to NC and advises to do that. They have Malls there that all the furniture companies show their products at, there were three Malls at that time, she said thats where they went, she was very happy with everything they picked out. She said the one company they got wood furniture at put leather pieces on the bottom of the furniture telling who the furniture was made for and by who, she really liked that personal touch. So not any one company just pieces they wanted... Hope this helps you, I think Michele Easter has gotten furniture there, when she gets back home you might send her an e-mail and ask her about her experience also...hths, Sunshine (Linda IN) 6259 Cuban food (6/16/2015 10:34:33 AM): I am visiting a friend and she has invited me to a new Cuban restaurant in town. I do not know what flavors to expect. I would like to taste this food,but I am just not into hot and spicy. Any help? TIA, Marge, MO 6267 Vacation (6/16/2015 11:17:34 AM): I own timeshare. I am looking for suggestions of places to vacation. Where would you suggest for a good vacation? I will be able to exchange the timeshare for lodging should not be an issue. I am 55 and have plenty of time to travel, Looking for suggestions 6273 Barb M - travel (6/16/2015 12:18:43 PM): I'll post up here in case you don't go back to your original post. If you're spending time in Nashville, it might be worth buying the Entertainment Book. I just bought the one for Memphis & it will save me on admission fees to Graceland and Sun Studios. I bought it on sale for $9.99 but received an email today that they are only $7 now, Teresa CA 6278 Treatmen (6/16/2015 1:36:58 PM): Okay got a question, how many of you live by treat people as you want to be treated? And how many of you get ignored or never "" treated by those people? I'm just curious because I have someone who is about to have a baby and she sent out a list of things that she wants to everybody but she never sends anything to anybody, so why should we send everything to her?, Want to be treated good as well 6281 Any artists on here? (6/16/2015 3:33:39 PM): I have a lot of paintings to sell. I need to find out where to sell them online. I'm hoping to hear from those who have had success selling artwork online. I know ebay is an option. Any others? I paint with acrylic on canvas. I do have a few oil paintings., Hoosier 6285 Beth in Alaska (6/16/2015 4:37:20 PM): Yo Beth in Alaska.... saw Palmer on the news. Let us know how you are doing.... http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/06/15/willow-alaska-wildfire-grows-homes-forced-to-evacuate . , Nancee/IN 6286 FRAUD (6/16/2015 4:38:38 PM): For anyone who thinks they have heard it all go to KY3.com and read an article about a mom daughter in Springfield, MO. Started so sad on Sunday evening and 48 hours later unbelievable., Penny in MO 6287 Skateboard question (6/16/2015 4:43:01 PM): My grandson wants a skateboard for his birthday. Some boards have fatter wheels than others. Does anyone know what the difference is? Or which is better? Don't want to ask the kid and spoil the surprise. Thanks., Geri P - WI 6290 Hospital Stays (6/16/2015 5:04:09 PM): Glenn had stroke in Feb. (ice storm during his stay) Stents in May (flooding; had to deter 1 1/2 hours to get there; yesterday he went in for 2 more stents. The dr had a difficult time with the blockage; tried several times and couldn't get the balloon thru. In the midst of it there was an emergency heart attack in process in the ER. He had to take Glenn from the cath lab to try to save the woman which was futile. Dr. decided to delay his surgery until Monday because of all the problems. We are praying that God will unblock the vein before we go back on Monday. Please pray for healing. What a miracle for the dr to witness. Good news...I am on two diabetic meds that help with weight loss (plus I have been watching my weight, lost 9 lbs.), Janice/Ok 6292 Family Drama's (6/16/2015 5:10:59 PM): I don't know where to start but have a large family and many enjoy pulling other family members into their dramas most times their problems involve money, a place to live We chose to stay out of the drama and raise our family peacefully but from time to time out of the blue the phone rings off the hook or they show up on our door step we are seniors now and have some health issues and have jobs I just wish they would leave us alone, No Drama 6293 Michelle and your great news (6/16/2015 5:21:27 PM): I am glad you got to update us on your dad. Glad he is is on the road to recovery., Heather, NV 6300 Garage sales (6/16/2015 6:21:04 PM): FYI on Garage Sale Information Now that the kids are out of school and you are thinking of having a garage sale, please remember a few things – Make some great signs with address’; dates and times of sale; can you read the sign while driving past or is it so small you have to get out of your car to read. After the sale remember to take down the signs! No one likes to find a garage sale sign and then find out there’s no sale. Items you’re putting out – are they in good condition? If you were attending a garage sale, would you buy the item? Please, no ripped / torn / dirty clothes in a bag – display the clothes; are the pots and pans in good condition or burnt to a crisp? Books – hopefully the covers aren’t removed and really written on. Have a free pile. Get the kids interested in cleaning out their toys, etc – think of it as extra money for them. Price items so everything will sell and pretend you’re moving in a month or so and really “clean house.” Have plenty of change as people always tend to go to the ATM and receive $20.00 bills. Also, when your sale is done – donate your items to a thrift store – but only items are in good condition – don’t give the thrift stores your trash – throw it out yourselves!!!! , Barbara OR 6301 What would you do? (6/16/2015 6:30:22 PM): I have a cousin that I don't think very highly of. He was married and had two kids but then left his wife and children. I won't say anything more about him because this really is about his ex-wife and his children. We have never met his ex-wife nor have we met his (now adult) children. We started to go to a Church in the next suburb and have met people there and have made some friendships. One of the ladies in this Church was the ex-wife but I did not know this. I would have really liked to get to know her but now it's too late! She died of cancer and there is a memorial service at Church next Monday. We are planning to go to this service...no doubt about that. My question is would you introduce yourself to the adult children and explain who you are? I've searched their father's FB friends list and do not find either his son or daughter listed there., Google Researcher 6304 What's your temp? (6/16/2015 7:03:12 PM): At 9 PM, it's still 91 degrees in central NC. I think the high was 97., jenan nc 6311 Printer (6/16/2015 8:05:15 PM): I have recieved a new computer and I don't know how to connect my Cannon printer?The computer didn't come with any instructions for this and thier chat help wants $36!, Julie Fl 6315 Wonderful (6/16/2015 8:52:56 PM): So thankful. Know you all are looking forward to the improved life your Dad will have. You take care, too. Keeping you all in prayer and thought., Janet, OH 6320 Excitement in San Francisco! (6/16/2015 10:40:38 PM): The Golden State Warriors are the new NBA Champs, first time in 40 years! Fireworks, horns honking, dancing in the streets. , Grace Basham, CA 6332 Flea Mkt (6/17/2015 7:59:59 AM): We have a popular Wednesday Flea market here. I usually go sell there. But today went to buy. Bought a gallon of blackberries (fresh). So now...what to do with them. Considering a cobbler or making freezer jam??? Hmm... Also bought a cantaloupe and some blueberries. I passed on tomatoes and peaches as I already have some of those. Love summer produce!, Susan, SC 6333 Swagbucks Code (6/17/2015 8:15:38 AM): SnackBar until 8am PDT/11am EDT to earn 5 SB!, Melody 6335 RAOK (6/17/2015 8:55:17 AM): Congratulations, you won a free song download SONG CODE: Fj9tbTwR Each Song Code may be used only once Visit eMusicCash.com/roadtrip. Enter your Song Code exactly as it appears above and complete the registration. 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I knew it wasn't good as he does not have a good Poker face. The thing is, I have been feeling good. When he asked how I was feeling and I told him I could see his jaw tighten and his eyes sank. Will start new treatment Tuesday., Debbie, OR 6350 Next code @ 11AM PDT (6/17/2015 11:07:35 AM): http://www.swagbucks.com/swagbusters I'll be on the road at that time. Go to the link at 11 AM PDT for the next one. There are 6 of them today. Good Luck., Melody 6361 Swagbucks Code (6/17/2015 12:05:08 PM): Swagbusters until 12pm PDT/3pm EDT to earn 6 SB!, Melody 6365 Family Saga (6/17/2015 1:26:33 PM): I called Dsis this morning (needed to make sure she had not thrown out the card I had sent her before I send her the death certificate, etc). That started off rough, but I think we are now speaking (even though now I have a splitting headache). One thing she is upset about is I say how much older DB and Dsis are - like I say I have people that are shocked that my mom was 91 when she died (people didn't have kids over 40 all the time back then). I always have to explain that they had two teens and then decided to have me. She says it makes it sound like she is 'ancient'... Oh, brother. I can't win., Heather, NV 6374 Thank You Everyone (6/17/2015 2:13:24 PM): Just wanted to Thank all of you for your kind words and thoughts in regards to my little Roxanne. We will miss her greatly but also know she had wonderful life for a little over a 11 years. She died very peacefully this morning in my arms and the last words she heard was me telling her she was a good girl and that I loved her., Vicki, Va. 6376 Seniors Discount (6/17/2015 2:34:56 PM): Came across this facebook post.. was wondering if any of you know that these discounts are actual!, Dee , Ohio 6377 Seniors Discount (6/17/2015 2:35:20 PM): Came across this facebook post.. was wondering if any of you know that these discounts are actual! Jim Ryan July 14, 2014 · As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently,I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 ...get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. (But you need to ASK for your discount.) Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. this incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and howsome of them start at the young age of 50 . This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too. Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 . If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE. YOU must ASK for your discount ! RESTAURANTS: Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +) Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+) Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+) Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+) Chili's: 10% off ( 55+) CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+) Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +) Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+) Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+) Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+) Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+) Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) IHOP: 10% off ( 55+) Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+) KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+) Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+) Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+) McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+) Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+) Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+) Subway: 10% off (60+) Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+) Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) TCBY: 10% off ( 55+) Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+) Village Inn: 10% off (60+) Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +) Whataburger: 10% off (62+) White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again. RETAIL & APPAREL : Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +) Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +) Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +) Big Lots: 30% off Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +) C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+) Clarks : 10% off (62+) Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+) Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+) Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+) The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+) Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +) GROCERY : Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +) American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +) Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+) Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+) Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +) Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+) Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location) Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +) Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +) Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+) Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+) TRAVEL : Airlines: Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+) American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount) Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Rail: Amtrak: 15% off (62+) Bus: Greyhound: 15% off (62+) Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+ Car Rental: Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+) Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members Overnight Accommodations: Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+) Best Western: 40% off (55+) Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +) Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+) Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+) InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+) Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+) Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+) Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +) Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+) Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+) ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;: AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +) Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+) Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +) Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+) Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +) U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+) Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +) SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +) CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS : AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+) Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +) Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+). MISCELLANEOUS: Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+) Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+) NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - and remember -- YOU must ASK for discount ---- no ask, no discount. I Know everyone knows someone over 50 please pass the one on!!!!!, Dee , Ohio 6381 Foy Code (6/17/2015 3:05:31 PM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code uscmgnzon worth 12 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more. Just doing something to make this day pass. Longest day ever. , Vicki, Va. 6384 Words of Encouragement (6/17/2015 3:53:11 PM): Debbie of Oregon posted sad news from her Oncologist. There are many others on this board facing other challenges, health, etc., in their lives right now. I've worked up a verse I put in custom made cards I send to folk around the country. Thought I'd post this verse here for anyone in the RC family needing encouragement right now! Each & every one of us has reasons to give thanks this day. For each & every one of us has had some help slong the way. You may not know it, but our Lord walks with you no matter what your needs each year. And when your path becomes too rough, He'll carry you & hold you near. Blessed thanks be given to Him for giving you strength to bear. You have only to trust in His infinite wisdom each & every day through prayer!, Virginia Ann S VA 6385 Need snail-mail address for Vicki, VA (6/17/2015 3:57:07 PM): Would someone please e-mail me the snail-mail address for Vicki in Virginia who lost her beloved poodle Roxanne. I have a special verse for her to help ease the deep heartache she has right now. My e-mail address is email@example.com, Virginia Ann S VA 6389 Swagbucks (6/17/2015 4:07:38 PM): Does anyone know where you can log off of Swagbucks? My granddaughter used my computer to do her SB, and now I can't go into my account. And I don't see where I can log her off., Need help please. 6390 Pekin insurance (6/17/2015 4:24:44 PM): Does anyone know anything about Pekin car/house insurance company? I have googled and found complaints but another site said it was a very good company. What is your experience with this company on claims, price, etc? Thanks, Ann 6398 Shoebox Shopper Alert (6/17/2015 6:07:43 PM): For those that are hunting things for the OCC shoebox project, I read online some of the OLD NAVY stores are clearancing items. Wooden train whistle .73, (great for the boys) harmonica 1.23, sunglasses. Also some Michaels have harmonicas and jingle bell bracelets marked down 70% off. Alas, my Micheals didn't carry them and we don't have an Old Navy nearby. Summer toys will soon be marked down. Keep your eyes peeled. If you find some other good bargains maybe you could post here. Keep on keeping on., Sharon in Damp MI 6399 Swagbucks code last one (6/17/2015 6:16:25 PM): EndCredits Until 6 PM PDT worth 6 SB. , Melody 6402 Update on Walter (6/17/2015 7:25:14 PM): Know it has been a while since last update but not anything to tell until now.Walt FINALLY starts his chemo treatments on Mon.Almost 4 months to the day the Thoracic surgeon in Buffalo said he needed to do it ASAP.I think the cancer was starting to wear on his body as he has been mauseated/vomiting for the last week.Ended up in ER this AM for 5 hrs.as he was severely dehydrated.Ended up with 2 bags of IV solution & a whole bunch of tests.They did give him a prescription for nausea so he doesn't have to wait until Mon.to get one from chemo dr.He came home feeling & looking a whole lot better.On a brighter note we are having family over Sat.for strawberry shortcake to celebrate 2 birthdays.On Sun.we are going to the ski resort for their Father's day brunch.It is expensive but basically free for us as I have a bunch of GCs from the kids between Christmas & Mother's Day so am sure we will enjoy that., Cathy S.NY 6410 Recall Notices (6/17/2015 9:40:02 PM): Colnago recalls bicycles and frame kits due to crash hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Colnago-Recalls-Bicycles-and-Frame-Kits/
Bunnies by the Bay recalls pull toys due to choking hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Bunnies-by-the-Bay-Recalls-Pull-Toys/, Google Researcher 6415 SO SAD!! Charleston (6/18/2015 4:59:54 AM): So sad for the Charleston community!! http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/charleston-church-shooting/nine-killed-historic-emanuel-church-charleston-south-carolina-n377436 Just what is wrong with people today??? Worst mass killing in the state of SC history. So so sad!!, Susan, SC 6419 To Alice Dodge, OR (6/18/2015 9:47:34 AM): Alice, I would so appreciate being added to the list. Thank you so much., Debbie, OR 6432 Shoebox shoppers (6/18/2015 4:18:04 PM): Our Old Navy had signs up that their solid color flip flops will be on sale for $1.00 a pair Saturday June 20.They are sturdier than the Dollar Tree ones. , Vera MI 6433 Credit Card Charge Warning (6/18/2015 4:41:00 PM): I use a credit card issued by an FCU organization I belong to. I pay the credit card statement on line IN FULL each billing cycle. Today i went online to pay the May/early June charges. As I was getting ready to log off the FCU Website, I noticed an interest charge of $3.45 dated 6/12/15. I couldn't find anything more about that strange charge on the Website. So tried to e-mail that question to the FCU. Quickly got error message saying message couldn't be sent! So i called the FCU Contact Center. Staffer couldn't bring up my credit card activity in complete detail to say why I was charged the interest charge. I transfer money from my savings account to the credit card account to pay the credit card statement each billing cycle. Staffer will be crediting that interest charge back to my savings account. And said to keep a close watch on my credit card account for the next several weeks. I did notice on the Credit card account page that my current balance was for more than the billing statement said I now owe. My credit card billing cycle runs from mind month to mid month. I only use it for online purchases. So when I feel I've charged enough items in a billing cycle, I'll wait until the next billing cycle starts to make another online purchase. That way I don't run up excessive charges. And I can pay the charge bill IN FULL each cycle. I know I ordered online yesterday from King Arthur Flour. But that purchase didn't equal the additional that's in my overall new credit card balance. It will be at least 2 days before I see the actual posting of the credit card bill I paid online today. I won't charge anything else until I see that the charge bill I paid today has been actually posted to my online account!, Virginia Ann S VA 6435 Wildfires in Alaska (6/18/2015 11:02:19 PM): Though some of the fires have been close, we have not had to evacuate. We have friends who lost their home to the fire. There is another large fire near Kenai, which is a bit farther away, but is growing rapidly. We have several friends who have had to evacuate and have yet to be able to return home or to see if their home is gone. Alaskans are pulling together and everyone is helping someone. , Beth in Record High Heat Palmer, Alaska 6436 Organic Type Boost (6/19/2015 2:41:59 AM): I need to find a organic type boost and have did a search on the internet and and can not find anything. Thanks, Karen N. Mi 6437 Gas Prices (6/19/2015 4:35:20 AM): Gas has gone up to $3.00 here. , Jackie A., PA 6438 Consumer Cellular (6/19/2015 7:12:48 AM): Do any of you have experience w/ Consumer Cellular? Alot of financal and consumer magazines recommend this company (they use AT&T lines). I've looked at reviews on line and it seems that people either really like them or really don't. Appreciate any thoughts., Mary, MO 6439 ROBO calls (6/19/2015 7:39:01 AM): I saw on the Today show this morning that as of today when you get one of these calls, when you say don't call this number again, they are supposed to immediately remove your number. And if you call your phone company, they are supposed to block any number you give them. I used to have call blocker and privacy manager but since AT&T upgraded to Uverse I don't have those features. I'm also wondering if this has happened to spam as well. Last week I posted that I normally get 20 spam emails in my spam folder per day. Now I barely get 1 per day!! Very happy about that, hopefully this means someone somewhere is doing something good for a change! , CB OH 6440 Almost done (6/19/2015 8:29:22 AM): Finished cleaning my classroom out yesterday morning. However, I am still trying to deal with a textbook company to be sure that our "consumables" arrive by the first day of school in August. (Last year, they arrived in October!) Next week I have 2 days of training. I start back on August 10 & 11 for more "training". The rest of our staff starts back on August 17th and the kids come back on August 26th. Now on to cleaning my house so that I can bring back to school anything that I took home during the year that I won't need this summer. Our classrooms become off limits at the end of next week. Our school library is being renovated which is right across the hall from me and they are doing asbestos abatement in some of the older storage areas. Looks like strawberry season is finally starting here too., Joanne Vt 6447 Braces / Retainer - 17 year old daughter (6/19/2015 9:22:19 AM): Our daughter got her braces off a few months ago to correct an overbite - had 5 teeth removed. She was given 2 retainers to wear and our young dog has destroyed both of them. I have made an appointment with the orthodontist to have 2 more retainers made (daughter will be paying for these). What is your experience with your son/daughter and their retainer? Did they go without wearing it? I'm wondering if it will be worth having 2 more made, thinking she may not wear these either. Our son got his braces off 3 years ago...hardly ever wore his retainer and his teeth are still beautiful. If we decide not to have the retainers made, she will still be punished somehow. So just looking for input from anyone who has experience with not wearing a retainer., Mom, MI 6455 Watch Batteries (6/19/2015 11:19:04 AM): Does anyone know if you don't wear a watch and it just sits, will the battery last longer if you keep the stem out?, Thanks for any help. 6468 Hallmark (6/19/2015 1:16:03 PM): Okay right now I am a little ticked off. This Hallmark site. I understand it is closing. But it has ---- You may report up to 20 cards total per month until 6/27/2015. This includes the card and bonus credits earned this month. Well excuse me...this is June 15th and it will not let me enter cards. I also help my sister and her account and nope she can't put hers in either. Anyone else having issues ?? If we can enter until 6/27 what am I missing here????, Nancee/IN 6469 This and That (6/19/2015 1:47:47 PM): Tanner is now in Hawaii with his Dad and Brother. They will leave soon for San Diego (5 day trip on the ship). Jodi (dd) leaves Monday to meet them in in San Diego. Glenn had a failed angioplasty last Monday. Dr. couldn't get the wire thru the plaque. Tried three times; then had a heart attack emergency in ER. Decided to try again next Monday. Keep Glenn in your prayers, please. These are the last two stents. DD and SIL finally won their appeal on unemployment. Their former boss who at first never told them why they were dismissed at their job; lied to the unemployment office; therefore allowed my children to get unemployment. Their former boss threw themselves under the bus!!! Unemployment saw right thru their lies. DD had been driving school bus and also extra trips to pick up new buses, etc. Her dh has application in at Michelin Tires. Keep them in your prayers. We are still having flooding here, but no rain for the rest of the week. A two year old was washed from his father's hands about 30 miles from us. It was a low area and the water was 30 feet deep. So sad. Rushing water is so dangerous. Water has gone over the Lake Texoma Spillway the second time in a month and 4 times in history., Janice/Ok 6470 Expired/military coupons (6/19/2015 1:50:01 PM): Two weeks ago I sent a big envie of c/o's to Treshawna Gwendo (still on the Military/Expired coupons list). This morning it came back and the notice said "Attempted-Not Known". Does anyone know if she's still actively receiving c/o's? Otherwise I guess I'll send them to someone else on that list. TIA!, Barb M., OR 6479 Expensive error (6/20/2015 6:58:03 AM): I got an urgent call from my mom's hematologist yesterday. She had blood work on Tuesday and he said her hemoglobin was critically low. First they wanted to send her for outpatient transfusion but found out it was too late bc she needed at least 2 units. So I had to take her to the ER. I wondered about the result since I had taken her for the test and no way was she acting like it was that low. (She had count like that once before). But there could be other reasons besides her blood disorder that's been in remission, so was worried and steeled myself for possibilities. After 2 hours in the waiting room then an exam, her hemoglobin comes back at 9!! They confer over all her labs with the hematologist and then send her home. Lab error on the first test is only explanation. While I am relieved, I am investigating further on Monday. I was on my way to work when I got the call so I called out. Los day's pay. My mom lives three hours drive from me that too 4 1/2 because of Friday traffic heading south in NJ. Then the ER bill which will cost Medicare a large sum. I have heard of a "bad draw" affecting some test results, but not a CBC. I was with her for the draw and know they were drawing the right person. So I think something happened at the lab. I am not trying to get compensation but want to get this reported. If she had been able to get to out patient infusion center, I don't think they would have retested her. Then she would have received blood she didn't need! Which in a 90yr old could be beyond dangerous! Bad at any age but so dangerous for her. What is almost funny is while driving and waiting I WAS hoping the first was wrong! I hope I can get an answer next week. Meanwhile I thank God for her being OK. , Sue P, CT 6486 Small World (6/20/2015 10:13:32 AM): On Thursday evening Dateline had a show about a doctor in the Syracuse, NY area who was convicted of murdering his wife. Our DIL had told us about the program beforehand. She is an RN who had worked with that doctor at Community Hospital in Syracuse. In her words, she said if you want to watch "Sensationalized TV trash", then watch this show. We watched parts of the show and sure enough-TV trash. , Bob, PA 6491 Rite Aid Flyer (6/20/2015 12:42:05 PM): I was just looking at my Rite Aid flyer and looking for the Purex deal. I couldn't find it and noticed that the flyer that I got in yesterday's mail that is dated for the following week 6/28-7/4!, Joanne Vt 6496 Thyroid info (6/20/2015 4:30:22 PM): Earlier this year, March to be exact, I had thyroid surgery with the removal of the right side of my thyroid including a softball size "goiter/nodule" that was "buried" deep inside. The surgery went fine, no cancer, and am doing great on Synthroid and am only having to take a low dose of it.
Here is the new information I havejust found out. Two years ago, my then dr. informed me my cholesterol numbers were to high and had me start taking Simvastatin. I just discovered that low to no functioning thyroid can contribute to screwed up cholesterol numbers and that just getting the thyroid working correctly can correct the problems! So, next week I have an appointment with our new dr. [old one retired] and will be taking myself off simvastatin to see if my own body will keep the numbers in line now.
I just wanted to put this out here in case anyone else has encountered a similar problem....As always... , Marian/MO6500 Thyroid info/continued (6/21/2015 6:26:52 AM): I didn't realize when I posted this how it would sound to others. Yes, you are correct and no I would never stop a medication without the drs. knowledge.
I went back and reread my post and can see how it came across that I was doing this on my own. Nope, it won't happen til I see the dr. with my info. Thanks for the concern, I appreciate it...As always...., Marian/MO6502 Emotionally absent mothers (6/21/2015 7:49:31 AM): I'm the lady who said she has endometrial cancer and is having a hysterectomy on Thursday. I've tried for the last four weeks to remain calm but my emotions are on a rollercoaster. I almost didn't tell my parents for utter fear of their negative reactions and how sad I would be that I didn't get the motherly response I needed or wanted. I went to see my parents yesterday because it was Father's Day (Dad is 82). It was a short visit and we briefly discussed my upcoming surgery. I got out of there pretty quickly because the visit was cold. It didn't dawn on me until I went to bed and thought about the visit that my mother didn't even tell me she loved me or get up and give me a hug as I left. My dad didn't even say anything. She did wish me well and said she would say a prayer. I cried that night. I've been reading books on emotionally absent mothers trying to get a handle on this. Logically, I understand why it happens. Emotionally is a totally different case. After what happened on Friday as well as recent incidents, I've decided not to really keep in contact. I've been shut out on pretty much everything. I guess my situation was the final straw. It boggles my mind and pretty everyone else that I know how my parents can be like this. You would think I was the worst daughter in the world and yet, I've gone out of my way to be a good daughter. It doesn't matter though. I don't really need answers. I guess I just wanted to put into words how I am feeling regarding my parents. I know that I am supposed to love and take care of my elderly parents but it's evident that they do not need my help. It's sad to say but at times (like Friday), I wish they were gone (figurately speaking only) just so I could feel relief from this emotionally exhausting relationship. , No name this time 6503 Charleston (6/21/2015 7:53:28 AM): Only in America will we put that evil shooter on suicide watch to keep him alive to try him for the death penalty. Do us all a favor, save hundreds of thousands of dollars and give him a rope. God bless those souls in Charleston., No blast please 6508 Golf? (6/21/2015 9:20:39 AM): I have been watching the US Open on TV and that course in the Tacoma area has to be the toughest golf course on the planet. It looks like moonscape. The fairways and even parts of the greens look like dead grass. It is very hard to spot the ball and the grass in the roughs is so high that you need a jungle guide to find your ball. One positive note is that Tiger Woods came in dead last in the first two rounds and didn't even come close to making the cut. His glory days appear to be gone.
I personally had to give up golf a few years ago because my frustration level got too high. I just couldn't get past the windmill on the second hole.
Next month, the US Women's Open, July 6-12 will be played at the Lancaster Country Club near us. Green grass will be available., Bob, PA6510 puzzle (6/21/2015 9:49:33 AM): Last week's challenge: Think of an adjective that describes many shampoos. Add the brand name of a shampoo in its basic form. The result, reading the letters in order from left to right, will name a famous musician. Who is it? Answer: Herb Alpert. I believe both Alison and Alice Dodge had the correct answer last week. Great job, ladies. Next week's challenge: Take the phrase "I am a monarch." Re-arrange the 11 letters to name a world leader who was not a monarch but who ruled with similar authority. Who is it?, MAC--WI 6511 Ibotta (6/21/2015 10:21:45 AM): How does Ibotta work? I signed up for it, and clicked on some of the rebates, and then it said I had some money after scanning a few upc;s. How do we get paid? Also, can we purchase the items at any store?, Larie/Ky 6512 Newspaper & Flyer (6/21/2015 10:38:39 AM): Well today I did not get my Sunday paper delivered. (They managed to deliver papers to other people in my neighborhood.) Anyway, I went to Shaws to pick up the paper. So I did manage to get the current Rite Aid flyer along with a ton of Burger King coupons. The Burger King coupons are useful today since we a late afternoon church service to attend over in New York and there is a Burger King nearby for dinner. I called the newspaper office this morning and they don't come out and redeliver, they just credit you with one more paper at the end of your subscription., JOanne Vt 6516 Bumping - IVs and lab draws (6/21/2015 11:27:14 AM): Drink 2 glasses of water as late as you can before a blood draw - being well hydrated creates fat veins. If you are sitting there with multiple sticks and nobody can get the blood, soak your hands in hot water as deep as you can for 10 minutes....veins pop up, Joan B, NJ 6522 Exciting news... (6/21/2015 1:08:26 PM): Arron got remarried yesterday!!! His wife died about 5 years ago leaving him to raise a son they had adopted. His new wife was widowed a few years ago and she also has a son about the same age as Adrian. They seem so good together and we are exited to have her for a DIL!! We made a quick trip to Iowa to see them wed. , Google Researcher 6532 It's HOT! etc. (6/21/2015 3:40:30 PM): Today was miserable. Did a few errands after church today. Everywhere I went, people were talking about how hot it was. So far, it's 97 degrees. Don't even know what heat index is. Went to JoAnn Fabric. First time in many years, probably 15 years or so. Their new location is great! So many neat things. Got a bunch of things on 70% clearance. Some large plastic irridescent prisms to hang in my trees---if it "cools" off someso I can get outside to hang them. Some large American flags that were 70% that I can put at cemetery and some for the house. It was SO hot in there and of course, the flags rang up full price so he had to void each one and re-ring. I thought I was going to melt. He asked how much they were and I said 70% off; he said he thought they were 60% off. I was so hot, I didn't feel like waiting for him to walk over to check and walk back, so I just said "I'm sure they are 70 but 60 is fine with me." I just wanted to get to the car and blast the A/C in my face. I don't think any stores are running A/C like they should. I know WalMart controls all stores from their HQ because in winter when we are having 80 degree days, it must be snowing there because you can feel the heat blasing out instead of A/C. Was in Bed Bath & Beyond. The checkout girl asked if I found what I needed and I said "Everything but A/C". She said that they never run A/C to keep it cool. Each register had a fan running. , Susan, LA 6549 Steelers fans (6/21/2015 8:40:12 PM): If you are a steeler fan the article in the TRIB today and the story about the immaculate reception football and the picture is my brother Jim. and yes, he is a friend of Franco Harris since then, , louise, oh 6552 Pepper (6/21/2015 9:43:23 PM): Well slowly my heart is healing from losing my little Poodle Roxanne. I still have at least 2-3 meltdowns a day. I was out walking my Yorkie and a neighbor asked me about my poodle and of course when I told him she had died just couple days ago I broke down crying and then he started tearing up and we had a good tear feast going on. One of the things that has helped and also broke my heart is just watching Pepper my Yorkie. Every morning she looks for Roxanne and lays in mornings for first hour or two last place Roxanne layed before she died. She also hesitates going out in yard to do her business. I think she is afraid something will happen to her. I end up having to trick her. I praise her though when she does her business. Just breaks my heart though to see her missing her little friend so much. She is eating and drinking good and we are all giving her extra love and attention. So I am sure she will be better soon. She is so helping all of us and I hope we are all helping her., Vicki, Va. 6556 Neuroma/Costco (6/22/2015 8:21:27 AM): Thank you for those of you who shared your story of a Morton's neuroma with me. I saw a podiatrist. I actually have a Joplin's neuroma (basically the same thing but a different name because it's between my big toe and second toe). After reading your experiences (and having already met my high insurance deductible!), I am having the Joplin's neuroma removed on Friday. I can't wait to get this marble out of my foot! Does anyone know if Costco has the motorized scooters? If I'm not in too much pain, I might try to get to Costco this weekend (I'm an optimist! lol) but would like to have the option of sitting down in the middle of the store if need be. , Amy J, OH 6558 Why (6/22/2015 8:47:28 AM): I recently lost a loved one I was very close to. She was old and her death was not a surprised. I have times when I start to cry and am sad. Why is it when someone sees me upset they ask if they can help or ask what's wrong and when I say I am grieving over the loss they say they lost their mother when they were 10, they lost their dad when they were 8 or they lost their younger brother while in high school? I am sorry they lost a loved one but it doesn't help me and sometimes makes me more upset they say that. , Grieving 6560 Jackie, PA-Bumping Up (6/22/2015 9:16:07 AM): Jackie, I have the same school of thought on it being easier to add, than to take off. I've always been a cold weather person, although I've never had to deal with constant snow and ice. It's an inconvenience and a rare treat at the same time for us. My thoughts are "You can add clothes easier than you can take off. You can take off, but it's not always pretty and people probably would prefer that you leave your clothes on!", Susan, LA 6571 Mom's labwork (6/22/2015 10:48:14 AM): Update. I started inquiring what happened with my mother's incorrect Hemoglobin result. I spoke to the drawing station and they gave me the number for the lab where they send it.It's a LabCorp facility. They also gave me info on approximately when it got picked up for transport. ThenI got to speak with customer service at the processing lab and they told me they will gladly do an inquiry, but the ordering MD has to request it. So I have to talk to the dr in a litle bit. They did tell me that the results were reported to the MD on Friday(blood drawn and sent on Tuesday) so I know the drs office didn't mess up on the notification process. I just have to find out if the speciment sat around the lab for 2 1/2 days or if the results sat around without reporting for 2 1/2 days. They said they will run the specimen again as it is still in the lab. I have to say both employees were very nice and helpful about all this. Sometimes, even though they are not releasing any results, some places cite HIIPA and don't talk to you at all. Anyway, I am glad this is off to a good start for finding out the prolem., Sue P., CT 6578 Wedding China-Loser (6/22/2015 11:40:16 AM): After 26 years of marriage and using my fine wedding china a total of (maybe) 2 times, I decided to sell it. My sons didn't want it and hubs & I will be downsizing next year. I tried craigslist and facebook w/ no luck - Replacements offered 30 cents for cup&saucer (not a typo) - I decided to try eBay. Everything sold after I lowered the price but what a joke! I sold $2,000 worth of china for less than $100 after shipping and fees. , Natalie, NC 6580 Debbie, OR (6/22/2015 12:02:50 PM): Good morning! I hope you continue to feel well. Your name was placed on our prayer list as of late Thursday afternoon, so you've been prayed for at 5 services so far. Next will be on Wednesday. My best to you!, Alice Dodge, OR 6584 We Did It (6/22/2015 12:44:45 PM): Well I can't believe we actually did this so soon. Day after Roxanne died both my husband and I were crying and really just to look my husband started looking on computer for pitbull puppies. He saw one that caught his eye and on a whim called. The lady said that her pit was to deliver on the 21st and she would give us a call when they came and we could come see them. I had mixed emotions dealing with loss of my poodle but kept open mind. Well the puppies were born between 12 am and 7am Sunday morning. She had 7 puppies one was stillborn but there were 2 boys and 4 girls left. We went Sunday after church and fell in love with them. The 2 boys are spoken for already. 2 other people who are ahead of us have first pick of the girls. So after they come we will go and choose our little girl from last two. I know this is quick but feel it's the right thing and hubby has been wanting a pit since Josie my sons pitbull left us. Hopefully the end of this week or start of next week we will go and pick our Molly and take some pictures of her and with her. We won't actually get her until about 2nd week of August. , Vicki, Va. 6589 Branson, MO (6/22/2015 2:15:55 PM): I am looking into going to Branson with some family the week of July 18 to 25th possibly. Would anyone know of a house for rent that could sleep 8? I would like to stay at $1000 for the week and a decent place. Thank you!!, Vicki-NE 6591 PUZZLE (6/22/2015 2:23:39 PM): I spent about an hour yesterday with hubby and I trying to think of world leaders. Nothing. Then, just now, I looked at it again myself and a name came to me. It worked, so I think I have it., Gina, CT 6593 Swimming pools in the south (6/22/2015 2:29:37 PM): I've got a question that I've never even thought of since I live in MI. My ex-SIL lives in Panama City. Her new house has a swimming pool. Since the temperatures are so hot outside, the pool is too hot to swim in. What do you those of you in the South do to make your swimming pools usable? Usually in MI the question is if the water will be warm enough to swim in., Rhonda, MI 6594 Carolyn, OR (6/22/2015 2:29:40 PM): Thank you Carolyn for the wonderful card. It made me smile and I needed that., Debbie, OR 6596 The Memorial Service.. (6/22/2015 2:37:18 PM): We just got back about 3 hours ago. We were directed to the guest book by the funeral director. My cousin's daughter met us there and asked "How did you know my mother?" I couldn't very well lie so I told her that "I'm your Dad's first cousin". She said, "Oh..". We had a chance later to talk and I told her that I planned to come and not tell who I was. She was surprised because he had never mentioned any of us! His brother and sisters were the only family they thought he had!! I told her if she would like to call me I would like to get to know her..so we'll see. My cousin was there!!! I was surprised. When he was leaving I was standing by the exit to the hallway. I said, "Walk right by your cousin and don't even speak to her!" He turned to the lady in front of me (couldn't pick me out of a line up!) and she said, "Not me..she means herself!" So then he turned to me and I said my first name and shook hands with him. He said hadn't seen me in 50 years and I said, "At least". He told me he moved and so I said, "Talk to you later". He might call me. It was really very painless!! I thought some of you might like to know how it went. Very nice service and a light lunch afterwards., Google Researcher 6608 Vacation help (6/22/2015 6:13:40 PM): Okay, so we have booked our Alaskan cruise, and our airfare! We will be gone 3 weeks total. We fly into Seattle and have a week to do the Seattle/Spokane/Whistler/Canada area before the cruise. We then have a week after the cruise when we plan to do Yellowstone (and anything else of interest) before we fly out of Salt Lake City. So...if anyone has family friendly suggestions (we are bringing our 3 kids) for anything to do in any of those general areas (or Alaskan cruise excursion ideas), I would love to hear them! , Overwhelmed but excited! 6624 Call Recall site to check (6/23/2015 8:06:21 AM): Found this and thought that this may be of help or interest to some. Enter your vehicle's VIN number to see if your car has any recalls listed for it. http://tinyurl.com/n9qrwf6 , Tricia, MD 6626 what is the worst thing your parents did to you (6/23/2015 8:41:02 AM): For me.It was around 1970. I was in the 3rd grade. We lived in a San Diego suburb. I was a bedwetter. My family (2 parents and 5 siblings) were talking about my bedwetting. It was either my Dad or oldest brother suggested they put a diaper on me and walk me around the block. They did! I remember screaming as I was dragged out of the house wearing only a diaper and my Dad and brother holding my hands as I was forced to endure the humiliation. Children from school witnessed it. , still angry, 6627 Janice OK Prayers (6/23/2015 9:48:18 AM): Prayers to Janice as her hubby Glen goes in for open heart surgery today..., Laurie, MN 6637 Lila, TX (6/23/2015 12:48:28 PM): Another wonderful card! You guys are great. I would love to sit on that beach in the picture, but our beaches are way too cold!, Debbie, OR 6642 Swagbucks Code (6/23/2015 4:05:18 PM): SILVERDAY in the Swag Code box only. Either mobile or toolbar box. Other places might show invalid until 4pm PDT/7pm EDT to earn 3 SB! , Melody 6643 Dick Patton (6/23/2015 4:19:23 PM): passed away today at 86, complications from diabetes., Melody 6645 Dinner?? (6/23/2015 5:04:35 PM): I fixed smoked sausage on the grill, French fries, my first fresh tomato from my garden, and some bread with butter and fresh blackberry jam that I made two weeks ago. Too hot to heat up the kitchen much. Still about 94 at 7 pm. Ugh....too early in the summer for this. I dread late July and August!, Susan, SC 6648 puzzle (6/23/2015 5:50:04 PM): Gina, could you please post your answer. Thanks. , Theresa, PA 6651 pasta roni (6/23/2015 6:42:51 PM): We havent bought it in awhile and discovered that the boxes now no longer have microwave instructions. I'm sure someone here remembers. , not the cook 6655 Michigan Travel? (6/23/2015 7:30:06 PM): My husband and I are thinking of returning to Frankenmuth, MI, again in the near future. We have been there before. Any recommendations of places to stay or visit. Definitely going to Bronners again. Thought about going on up to Mackinaw Island. Not sure what we need to see/do in that area. We are early 60's in age. Thanks for suggestions for ideas and ways to save money!, Beverly H, IN 6659 Philadelphia PA (6/23/2015 9:21:25 PM): My daughter and I are trying to plan a trip to Philadelphia to go to the Mutter museum. We are planning to rent a car and stay 2 nights. Does anyone have any suggestions on hotels to stay at that offer breakfast and free parking and not expensive? Are there any rental car discounts or codes? I would much rather go on Tues. to Fri. but she claims it is cheaper to rent from Thurs to Sun. Thanks for any suggestions!, Ann 6660 I am in mourning... (6/24/2015 12:42:55 AM): Please say a prayer for the family of Donald Featherstone who passed away Monday at age 79. Here is one of the obits: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/don-featherstone-creator-pink-plastic-lawn-flamingo-dead-79/ Those of you who have known me for awhile will understand why Fanny and Fergus are wearing black today. = ), Laurie, MN 6663 Poptarts code (6/24/2015 5:16:28 AM): YYWR-53TO-379F-7KGQ, cathy oh 6674 Janice OK (6/24/2015 8:47:06 AM): Hope you can give us good news in an update on your Hubby's surgery from yesterday!!, Susan, SC 6675 Janice/OK (6/24/2015 8:54:49 AM): Howis your hubby. Hope allwent well!, Sue P., CT 6677 Dogs & Peanut butter (6/24/2015 9:02:58 AM): Just saw this, worth sharing: ATTENTION: It has been brought to our attention that several brands of peanut butter and other nut butters are beginning to substitute sugar with a sweetener called Xylitol. Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs in very small doses. Ingestion can cause rapid hypoglycemia (a dangerous drop in blood sugar level) and can cause extensive damage to liver cells, both conditions are potentially fatal. Please check your peanut butter labels for Xylitol, if it is on the ingredients list ensure your dog does not consume the product. Please SHARE this post for awareness. www.petshaven.org.au , Julie in Mass 6678 Marion, CA (6/24/2015 9:04:34 AM): could you please e-mail me at RickandLinn@aol.com, Sunshine (Linda IN) 6679 Marion, CA (6/24/2015 9:04:34 AM): could you please e-mail me at RickandLinn@aol.com, Sunshine (Linda IN) 6681 Start with a smile! (6/24/2015 9:36:28 AM): How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it. How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way. How do crazy people go through the forrest? They take a psychopath. How do you get holy water? You boil the hell out of it. What do fish say when they hit a concrete wall? Dam. What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho cheese. What do you call four bullfighters in quicksand? Quatro cinco. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A nervous wreck. Hope you have a good day! , Marion, CA 6686 funeral customs (6/24/2015 10:17:47 AM): Why is it that most of us continue to do things , just because it's the way it's always been done ? My husband passed way in 1984 , many of the things I did , I did just because it never occured I had a choice . These days , I'd do it all differently . #1 and most important , NO Viewing ! What is the point ? It's really disturbing to me that people stand around staring at the deceased . My husband's sisters peeked under the blanket to see if he was fully dressed , including shoes and socks . They were also angry he wasn't wearing a nice suit and tie ! He always threatened to haunt me if I did ! The 4 days of all the funeral "business" was so difficult for me . I've been to a few services in the past few years , where there is no viewing , or any visitation hours . Less cost , and less stress . Only a private grave side service . I've put all my wishes in a letter to my daughter to be given to her upon my death . No viewing , only a minister and a grave side service . I've already given her a copy . I trust her to follow MY wishes to the letter . All the hoopla that goes with a traditional funeral is really unnecessary . The greeters , the limo , the flowers etc. Thousands spent to say good bye ! My niece held a memorial service for her husband last year . It was beautiful . He was a volunteer fireman . Much beloved by volunteers county wide . He was cremated . She had the memorial at her church . His fellow firemen spoke , they had the fire trucks draped in black ribbon in the parking lot . He was a Veteran , the Legion and VFW members were in attendance . The church choir sang beautiful hymns . The minister spoke lovingly of both my niece and her deceased husband . The VFW auxiliary served a light lunch . He'd been ill for some time and she didn't need the additional stress spent greeting people at the funeral home . I've been to hundreds of funerals , I've forgotten most of them . This memorial was so respectful and moving , I'll never forget it . You know what's the most touching part ? His volunteer fire company stepped up and paid for EVERYTHING ! He'd been a volunteer at various companies for 40 yrs . They continue to look out for my niece . All she needs to do is call , they'll be there to do whatever she needs ! Sorry this is so long , but I'd be interested to hear what you think of a simpler approach to this expensive fact of life . , MB 6698 bra/poll (6/24/2015 11:59:52 AM): Just curious...we've had a lot of polls on this board.....Do you wash your bra every single time you wear it?, lbj 6705 Catholic Funeral (6/24/2015 1:08:36 PM): My husband was raised Catholic from the time he was born. Went to Catholic grade school and we have always gone to church regularly. I am not Catholic but I have gone with him for 32 years. He has 4 sisters very involved in their church. My husband has written out papers stating that he does not want a Catholic mass or a rosary the night before. He wants to be cremated and no service at all. I sure hope I go first cause his family will kill me if I follow through on his request. Dreading this although he is 60 and healthy so hopefully a long way off. He has told them and they say "yeah right"!! UGH!!!, No service!!! 6719 Diabetic shoes? (6/24/2015 2:26:03 PM): Do any of you know what the difference between heat activated and taking impressions of your feet for diabetic shoes? My husband is suppose to get some, but doesn't understand the difference in these and which would be the best for him. He has diabetic neuropathy.., Larie/Ky 6729 Customizable Card 90 yr (6/24/2015 4:06:24 PM): My husband's aunt will be 90. Years ago I found a free website that you could pick from different categories from the year and print a card from that year. News, music, food and other item prices. Searching I can find pieces related to 1925 but this was a free all in one. Any ideas? Thanks., Sue S, WI 6731 Funeral talk... (6/24/2015 4:19:59 PM): The memorial I went to on Monday morning was very nice. There were only about 35 people there. There wasn't a body just a very nice picture of Beverly, two candles and a bouquet of flowers. A light luncheon was served in the Fellowship Hall and then it was announced there would be burial with the procession leaving Church at 1 PM. I left after lunch. I did tell the children I would like to get to know them and if they would like to call I would be happy to hear from them. I came home feeling very comfortable with the way the morning went., Google Researcher 6732 Marion, CA (or anyone else) (6/24/2015 4:26:33 PM): I don't recall if I posted my address, or sent it to someone. It feels a bit weird posting it though. Do you know what I mean? Debbie Soappman 9109 SW Washington Drive Tigard OR 97223, Debbie, OR 6736 Craigslist (6/24/2015 5:09:14 PM): Does anyone here know how to post pictures on Craigslist? I didn't know how, trying to sell a bedroom set, asked my ex, he took pictures with my cell phone and he said text them to the lady wanting to see the set. My Tracphone took three minutes to say ONE picture couldn't be sent! Any help appreciated. So much to sell..., Diane, ME 6741 Surgery to repair large hole in ear drum (6/24/2015 7:52:30 PM): Has anyone on this board ever had surgery to permanently close a hole in their ear drum? And did it significantly improve their hearing? I've had a large hole in my right ear drum for more than 2 years now. One ENT Doctor told me 2 years ago that it might close up on its own. The infection I had in that right ear is no longer draining out of that ear. But the hearing test I had today shows significant hearing loss in both ears. Audiologist says much of it is due to fluid behind my ear drum. Wants another hearing test, but only AFTER the fluid is gone from behind the ear drum. ENT Doctor saw no evidence of fluid behind my ear drums. Says the hole in my right ear drum is large But doesn't recommend surgery to permanently close it. Says it likely wouldn't improve my hearing to any degree. Also found a slight deviation in my nasal bone structure. But again, not enough to warrent any surgery to stop my nose from wanting to drip periodically. That Doctor wants to see me again in 3 months. He also wants me to go back to Audiologist in group for a 2nd hearing test & to discuss hearing aids. I've changed me mind about hearing aids right now. That Doctor isn't dealing with constant pressure & vacuum in their ear with poor hearing & daily dizziness. I'm willing to give this ear problem one more month. And if I still have the pressure in my ear & right sinus, plus dizziness, I will email him & say I've had enough! I need that hole permanently closed before I will ever consider hearing aids. Closing that hole might improve my hearing to the point that I don't need hearing aids after all! And the pressure & vacuum, plus dizziness will be gone! He did remind me not to get water in my right ear. I always get cotton put in my ears when I'm getting my hair washed. , Virginia Ann S VA 6743 Hallmark (6/24/2015 8:02:45 PM): Here is Hallmark Card code. I got it at Walmart. I can't use it. 092100-72582 , Nancee/IN 6748 Name Witheld having Surgery tomorrow (6/24/2015 8:26:24 PM): Good Luck with your surgery on thursday. Please let us know how you are doing when you are feeling better., Laurie, Ohio 6750 Recall Notices (6/24/2015 9:25:23 PM): Bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks recalled by SR Suntour due to crash hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Bicycles-with-SR-Suntour-Bicycle-Forks-Recalled-by-SR-Suntour/
Positec Tool recalls Worx brand blower/vacs due to shock hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Positec-Tool-Recalls-Worx-Brand-Blower-Vacs/, Google Researcher 6753 google (6/24/2015 11:31:50 PM): I can't google anything anymore. No matter what I put in, I get, "xxxx did not match any documents". I was trying to see how to make broomstick lace. When I was looking for a recipe, I finally just went to a recipe site., Donna E, FL 6755 Iphone (6/25/2015 5:10:31 AM): This morning I turned my phone on and I'm looking at my weather app. Up Pops a message saying that I have one and instant prize from Facebook. It says click okay to claim your prize it doesn't give me an option to back out, now that message is stuck on my weather app and I can't use my weather app. I'm wondering if I should delete that app and and download it again so that message is gone. Anybody else get this message ever on your iPhone?, CB OH 6758 Beer (6/25/2015 5:50:00 AM): DH heard on the radio something about Dos XX'S(?) beer. Advertised as a import beer but it really wasn't. Now there is a claim or lawsuit out. Anyone else heard about it?, cathy oh 6765 Virginia Ann S VA - ear problems (6/25/2015 10:17:43 AM): a) I currently have tubes in my ears and can't get water in my ears so I wear Doc's Proplugs (I got them from my ENT since you have to know what size (S-XXL) you need. b) I had the deviated septum surgery (and first ear tubs) done a few year ago. That was when I had bulged eardrums due to fluid behind. That ENT thought the deviated septum surgery would make it that I would never need ear tubes again, but it didn't. c) I find that when my allergies (food or outside) are worse then my ears hurt worse (and in my case they pop more) since I think I have more fluid in them. Good luck. It took me at least four doctors before we figured out I just do better with ear tubes (current ones were put in the office and should last 5-10 years)., Heather, NV 6766 arm/wrist - need good thoughts (6/25/2015 10:23:40 AM): Well, on top of everything else I went to the orthopedic doctor yesterday since my wrist/left has been really hurting, loosing grip strength, etc. (I fell on it a year ago, but not broken, but it has never felt right and have been definitely overusing it since & it hurts when I drive, etc). He thinks I have Cubital tunnel syndrome (like carpal, but near the elbow). So, I am waiting for a nerve test to be set up. If it is mild then we are talking steriod shots and a brace. If I have let it go too far then we are talking surgery. Now I am not sure how / when I am going to get the rest of mom's house emptied (and we go to Hawaii at the end of July). So, I could use some good thoughts right now., Heather, NV 6769 Card Shower (6/25/2015 12:05:59 PM): Walter Vingis, who currently resides in Glenburn Home Nursing Center, will be turning 100 years old on July 2. Vingis is a retired Navy Seaman who served in World War II and in the Korean Conflict. He served on the USS San Francisco at Guadal Canal and the Soloman Islands.Vingis was serving at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. In honor of Vingis's birthday, there will be a card shower and recognition held at the Glenburn. Cards can be sent to Walter Vingis at the Glenburn home Activity Department, 618 West Glenburn Road, Linton, 47441., Nancee/IN 6773 Judy--Cow Day (6/25/2015 3:38:05 PM): That's too bad that your Chic Filet is so picky. Ours is not. But they are all individually owned so that is why. I did it for many years with my kids and neighborhood friends. We spray painted white tshirts with cow spots then wore black shorts and sometimes wore a sign like eat more pork!! But they always gave us each one meal of any cost. Was great!! I don't think very many people do it around here., Susan, SC 6774 Update on Husband (6/25/2015 4:03:50 PM): Glenn went into surgery in Durant. His doctor could get thru the blockage but not enough to get a stent in. He transferred him to Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Ok City the next morning. They thought he was going to have a bypass; but the cardiologist took him in at 2:30 and he came out at 3:30. No bypass; he did laser surgery to clear the blockage; did the balloon; then put in the stent. No more further heart surgeries. Thanks for praying and asking about him. He came home on Wednesday. My sugars are down; lost 9 lbs; but I have had bad side pain. Dr's office called me while he was in hospital and said that I needed my follow-up because there were abnormalities; but couldn't tell me what. I worried AND prayed. Went in to day and the dr said blood tests didn't show anything wrong on my side. It is muscular pain possibly from adhesions from my stomach surgery several years ago. That sure took a load off my mind. Tanner arrived in San Diego this a.m. He and his parents and brother are heading to Okla tomorrow., Janice/Ok 6780 Recall Notices (6/25/2015 5:08:55 PM): Tops with elastic draw cords recalled by lululemon athletica due to injury hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/lululemon-athletica-recalls-tops-with-elastic-cords/
Northern Tool + Equipment recalls Little Digger toy due to violation of lead paint standard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Northern-Tool-and-Equipment-Recalls-Little-Digger-Toy/, Google Researcher 6784 Cow Appreciation (6/25/2015 6:30:47 PM): Our Chik-fil-a in Jackson TN has been giving out the full meal with any type of cow attire. We weren't sure, so we went all out. I emailed the pics to Michele, so maybe she will post them. For myself, I sewed black spots on a white shirt & white capris. For DH, I sewed black spots on white pants and white spots on a black t-shirt. I sewed ears onto two disposable white painters caps that we had lying around. We wear them backwards. I added earrings and a red bow to my hat. I also added a rope tail to our pants. I made a tote from some scrap fabric to use for a purse. Got some after-halloween make-up to black our noses. I also made one of the cardboard signs to wear around my neck. I found some cow bells at Tractor Supply after the event last year, so we will have bells this year. The little kids are always fascinated when we come in. The manager always thanks us for participating. This year we will be "back home", so are planning to attend the event at the Bolingbrook IL store. , Paula T. TN 6785 M & M Movie reward (6/25/2015 7:01:43 PM): Could some kind soul provide me with the addy to submit for the M & M Movie reward via snail mail?I know I wrote it down when it was first posted but now I can't find it in my mess(What else is newLOL)TIA., Cathy S.NY 6787 Update on Walter (6/25/2015 7:14:50 PM): Walt FINALLY started his chemo yesterday & he is tolerating it so good.I was afraid he wouldn't after he was vomiting for 2 weeks & had to make 2 trips to ER to get rehydrated.The only thing they neglected to tell us was each tx.would would take 4-5 hours so neither one of us wwas prepared yesterday.They told us the first 2 txs.he would just be sent home with a pump.NOT!!First he got an IV with an anti-nausea med in it.Then an IV with a steroid in it.Then he was hooked up to 2 IVs with 2 of the chemo meds in it.Then he was hooked up to the pump with the 3rd med in it that he has on now.Have to go back tomorrow to get that disconnected.Then he has to go back next Thurs for followup & more blood work.Starts his 2nd tx.July 8th & we will start all over again.He will get a total of 4 txs & then another CAT scan to hopefully see if chemo is working.The dr.did modify the meds because of his age(73)so please continue your prayers for him that we can beat this.I need this guy with for as long as possible., Cathy S.NY 6788 rebate forms (6/25/2015 7:16:03 PM): I was thinking that I could print rebate forms from this website. I did a lot of rebating about 10 years ago. Boy this on line stuff is sure different. I saw the walgren Bushs beans deal. Do I have to sign up for another download at another website to get the rebate forms?, L Mcgowan 6803 A Good Summer Read (6/26/2015 7:08:14 AM): Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors so I was delighted to find her latest book, Death Wears a Beauty Mask, which is a collection of short stories she has written over the years. The stories are quite predictably her writing style, but a good read. I actually found the book at my local library in a special display of new books., Sue S., MN 6804 Guys and girls (6/26/2015 7:51:19 AM): If a man wants to wear women's clothes it is not acceptable, if a woman wears mens clothes it is acceptable. Why? If your teenage son decided to wear women's clothes, high heel shoes and makeup what would you do if anything?, Curious 6807 Spelling apps??? (6/26/2015 8:01:50 AM): Our school system doesn't emphasize spelling any more. They tell us that everyone will be using computers in the future and using spell check so it's not needed. I don't agree at all. Unfortunately, my 11-year-old isn't a very good speller. I'd like to have her work on spelling over the summer and was thinking there might be an app that made the work seem more like a game. Does anyone have any recommendations? Her spelling is probably at about a 3rd or 4th grade level. TIA!, Susan M, MA 6808 Power is back (6/26/2015 8:36:19 AM): After 46 hours with no power the electric is finally on. I'm in southern NJ and we had a bad storm Tuesday evening. Tons of branches, trees, wires and poles down. Some people won't get power back until Sunday. I just threw everything out from the freezer...didn't have that much but I don't want to take a chance. Just lost milk from the fridge. I'll wait until next week to shop as I don't trust some stores to throw out things that had defrosted and then refroze....I'll make due with PBJ and soups until then. On the good side, I got 4 books read! Linda Lael Miller....great reads.....Yesterday I wanted a COLD drink so bad...I drove to WaWa (2 blocks away)...they had power and I picked up a hoagie. Opened it when I got home and they had a whopping 3 slices of lunch meat, 1 slice of cheese and (wow) 2 tomato slices! All for $3.69. Won't be buying anything from them soon....what a rip off., Karen (NJ) 6809 So Tragic (6/26/2015 8:56:52 AM): My heart goes out to the people killed in a plane crash in AK. They were on an Alaskan cruise with Holland America's ship Westerdam, a Vista class ship. When we went to AK, we were on the MS Zuiderdam, also a Vista class ship. I talked to one couple who had gone on a helicopter sight seeing flight. Heavy fog set in when they were flying and the pilot had a lot of trouble finding his landing spot. That scared the daylights out of the couple. I considered a flight type tour, but the costs were outrageous., Bob, PA 6810 Griping about rain (6/26/2015 9:06:58 AM): Yesterday I stopped to eat on the way home. Looked like rain, but I was hungry and out of leftovers. Half-way through my meal, it started to pour. I could see cars passing that were spraying water up to the car windows. I always park at the front of the parking lot, near the electronic billboard b/c it's a wide space, but not enough for 2 cars. I was sitting there thinking that I sure wish I hadn't parked so far out because I don't want to have to slosh through all that rain and water in the parking lot. Then I got knocked back to reality. Two caregivers came in with a young lady in a motorized wheelchair. Suddenly I decided that WALKING to my car through the water wasn't so bad after all. We were all about ready to leave at same time. One of the attendants had an umbrella so I offered mine to the other one so that all 3 of them could be covered. She declined. I sat near the entrance to wait for rain to slack and then decided it probably would not. So after they loaded up and got secured, I gathered my stuff to leave. When I opened the door to step out, the driver was backing the van up when she really didn't have to because ours were the only 2 vehicles in the lot so she could have just driven off from where she had pulled to the ramp. I must admit I was a little aggravated, wondering what in the world is she doing. Suddenly, the driver pokes her head out and offers to walk me to my car because she had a golf umbrella and I only had a compact one! I thanked her and told her how thoughtful it was but I was OK. Guess God thought I needed another attitude adjustment! , Susan, LA 6815 So sad (6/26/2015 10:03:06 AM): My heart goes out to the nine victims of a racist evil man. http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/29414300/thousands-await-obamas-eulogy-for-church-shooting-victims I hope the courts move quickly and respond with the death penalty., Susan, SC 6816 Hurray For Equality (6/26/2015 10:09:18 AM): I am delighted by today's Supreme Court decision. Congratulations to LBGT members of this board who can now marry anywhere in the country. Fair is fair. It was a long time coming, and despite the dire warnings from some, the sky did not fall and my heterosexual marriage has not suffered any ill effects. , Barbara S, NC 6836 coke rewards (6/26/2015 11:52:59 AM): Does anyone know if you can get on the coke rewards site with dial-up??? If so can you explain how.....TIA, Edna,PA 6837 surgery (6/26/2015 11:57:30 AM): Had my Joplin's neuroma removed this morning. Went great. Now I'm resting with my foot elevated and using an ice pack and taking Percocet every 4 hours for the first 24 hours. Then will switch to a milder pain reliever. I think Costco is out for this weekend. Pain hasn't been too bad. Am staying ahead of it. , Amy J, OH 6838 FOY Code (6/26/2015 11:57:32 AM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code lzk2rvbew worth 27 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more., Vicki, Va. 6872 RV Living (6/26/2015 6:02:29 PM): Well my husband and I are empty nesters so we sold the house and bought a toy hauler, which is a fifth wheel rv with a garage in the back to haul the motorcycle and hopefully a golf cart by next year.. having to downsize after 29 years has been a real eye opener to say the least. You just don't realize how much STUFF you accumulate after all those years and how you really don't need it all. I've got most of it in storage at this point so I can start going thru it all for a huge garage sale. I was pretty overwhelmed with it all after getting it all packed up so I needed to take a break before going back thru it all to start selling. I'm hoping to get the majority of it all sold. I'm going to keep some things just in case we decide this kind of living isn't for us. DH is an over the road truck driver so he's gone a lot. I'm still within an 30 minute drive from our grandkids so I can continue watching them one day a week except for the times I travel with him. We live in Indiana and will be taking the rv down south somewhere warm for the winter and Ill travel more with him during those months. So far its going pretty well. We've had some kinks along the way from buying a used rv but were slowly getting it set up the way we want it. After July 4th I'm going to start getting stuff out of storage to have the moving sale. I have a friend that's going to help me and let me use her garage for the sale. I'm so thankful she's letting us use her garage. Just wanted to share. If anyone has any tips for a nice campground in the south would love it or any other tips for the rv life. , Ang W IN 6873 kool aid pie (6/26/2015 6:32:19 PM): Help, I can't access RC recipes. Does anybody remember the recipe for kool aid pie?, lbj 6877 Heartbreaking tragedy (6/26/2015 8:08:55 PM): Yesterday, a man in a stolen vehicle filled with stolen merchandise sped past a police officer in next town over from me. As the officer was following him, the low life loser broadsided another vehicle instantly killing a 25 year old father-to-be. The victims wife , 6 months pregnant was care flighted to the hospital in critical condition. She delivered a little boy last night. Hospital officials are not sure if either will survive. The young couple had just come from their doctors office after a sonogram. The low life was released from prison 2 months ago ,serving a term for manslaughter. I can't tell you how many people here are aching with sympathy and pain for the young family., Susan TX 6882 slow cooker (6/27/2015 7:20:45 AM): Has anyone ever used a ups with a slow cooker? I thought about that when the power went out just after I left the house. Our generator kicked in in 30 seconds but the slow cooker shut down Thankfully my son was home to restart it. My husband thinks it might draw too much power for a ups, JudyB LA 6884 White House (6/27/2015 8:12:53 AM): I couldn't believe that the White House was in rainbow colors on the news last night. , Janice/Ok 6885 I agree with Bob (6/27/2015 8:24:48 AM): As an opening sentence, I will say I'm not an active church going person. That being said, I WAS raised in a church setting and do believe in what the Bible teaches.
Someone mentioned that "the majority of people in the U.S." support the ruling. Please tell me where to find this info. How many people were actually polled to reach this conclusion. Was it the millions of people who live in the U.S. or was it say 60,000 that were reached by phone by an opinion poll?
And those that say churches will be able to say no. Well, a lot of churches have "tax free" status. From what? Government. That being said, if a "not for profit" church refused to marry a gay or lesbian couple because of their religious convictions and that couple raised a stink about it, hmmmm, do you think that said church could lose their "tax exemption" because they have now violated a federal law?
As I said earlier, I am not an active church goer. But it seems to me that it has been becoming increasingly popular for a lot of people to believe in parts of the Bible that suits them and ignore the other parts that might actually disagree with their beliefs.
This is only MY opinion and I know everyone is entitled to theirs. I really don't think the defeat of everything this country was founded on will come from any "outside source". I firmly believe it will come from within...JMHO...As always, and I'm not afraid to sign my name...., Marian/MO6890 Fireworks (6/27/2015 10:05:25 AM): I live in a state where it is illegal to shoot off most fireworks. I also live in the country and there are houses on the road and we each live on about an acre of land side by side. One neighbor moved in a few years ago and every July 4th he will shoot off fireworks over my property. I am not talking the little stuff but big fireworks like the city parks shoot off. There is a corn field behind his house and another field across the street from our homes but he shoots them over my backyard. So far I have not found any trash in my yard or I would tell him to clean up my yard. He is NOT friendly at all. I was talking to the neighbor on the other side of me and she brought up how he shoots off fireworks and she doesn't like it, it scares her dog and there is often a mess in her yard. I told her I don't like it and worry about the trees and house catching on fire but I don't say anything to him because he is not nice or friendly. I was thinking about just talking to a sheriff and asking if they would talk to the neighbor and warn him not to do it this year. I did tell the other neighbor if she doesn't like it to call the sheriff and complain. I didn't say I was thinking about it. What would you do? Would you call the sheriff when he is shooting them off and complain? Would you go to the sheriff office and talk to someone there before it happens or just let it go? , Fireworks 6892 Cathy, Ohio (6/27/2015 10:50:20 AM): I want to apologize to you. I put your name on a post yesterday. That was an error. The post should have said Gayle, Ohio. The post was in reference to the comment Gayle, Oh made.to Bob, Pa. Again I apologize and hope I did not cause you any hurt. I should have read over my post before I submitted it. , Betty, La 6897 Confederate Flag (6/27/2015 12:02:10 PM): I'm curious why people in the South are so attached to the Confederate flag. To me, it's not a symbol of pride in being Southern, it's a symbol of a horrible bloody war fought to defend the right to own slaves. HELLO! It's time to get rid of it, and rejoin America. I wonder what we all think of those who insist on flying the Nazi flag .... maybe they are degenerate Neo-Nazis who are a disgrace to everyone. Well, the Confederate flag represents a war that killed millions, and was fought so whites could continue to own slaves. Not quite as bad as the Nazis, but right up there. I would defend an individual's right to own the flag and fly it on his own property, but it should never be flying on government property over a state capital!!!!! , Not Amused 6899 It's Official (6/27/2015 12:37:43 PM): We went today and picked out our Molly. She is just such a cutie! Actually she picked us. She licked my hubbies finger. She has a cute white nose and white mohawk streak up center of her head. Now the hard part we have to wait until August 1. to go get her. , Vicki, Va 6907 Tanner's Home!!!! (6/27/2015 1:36:15 PM): Happy!! Happy!!! Happy!!!! Tanner just got home with his mom, dad and brother from San Diego., Janice/Ok 6913 Political posts (6/27/2015 2:56:14 PM): Hi, everyone -- Do any of you think that more political comments on June 30 is "political overload"? This has been a week of political comments re gay rights, healthcare, and the flag issue. How about a pass?, Alice Dodge, OR 6917 Wireless printer (6/27/2015 4:08:37 PM): Just got a new wireless printer, and have no problem printing from my laptop, but cant figure out how to print from my iphone. I did it once but cant remember what i did. It is suppose to be so simple. , Larie/ky 6919 Sayings (6/27/2015 4:46:03 PM): Thank you for the response to my post, specifically about taxes and church. This brings to mind two sayings:
Never say Never
The Times They are Changing
Just because the churches are exempt now, as well as mininsters, priests, etc...does NOT mean it is going to stay that way...As always..., Marian/MO6924 Basic Confusion (6/27/2015 5:21:59 PM): The Constitution of the United States is not the Bible. It's not the Koran. It's not the Torah. It's not any religious document. The SCOTUS decides based on the Constitution, not the Bible. Believe your religion all you want, but your belief does not obligate other people to conform to your ideas. This country is for everyone, including Christians, Muslim, atheists, Asians, gays, Blacks, etc., the list is endless. No single group gets to call all the shots, not even Christians. Supreme Court rulings should be about equal rights, inclusion, fair treatment for all. The gay marriage decision falls under fair treatment for all. , Joan J 6934 Vege Washes (6/27/2015 6:04:32 PM): Can anyone tell me if they use this product? Also does anyone have any homemade cheaper alternatives to washing your veggies other than plain water? , Laurie, Ohio 6938 History (6/27/2015 7:07:05 PM): I have been reading all the comments about the many issues before our country. What amazes me more than anything is the lack of knowledge about the founding of our country, the constitution, the flag and the list goes on. People post their in your face comments often times rewriting history as they think it was. The attitude that I know more than you is astounding at times. The flag issue is a great example. Whatever the flag means to you must mean the same to everybody. I don't love the rainbow flag, should I start a campaign to remove it from my sight? The folks that hate the cross is another example. We are no longer an accepting nation where all can live as they choose we must now all conform to whoever is screaming the loudest. The folks wanting to dig up corpses that were buried 150 years ago because they don;t agree with what they think the person did is the most bizarre of all of this week's news to me., Anna, AL 6950 First communion dress (6/27/2015 8:36:09 PM): I found a beautiful First Communion Dress for my daughter today at a church sale....brand new, with the tags for $3! I had already purchased one at Macy's for $16 a few months ago, and thought that was a phenomenal deal! I'll keep both and see which fits better in April! I also found a veil at a garage sale for $2! Now to find some appropriate shoes....hopefully that should be somewhat simple!, Lisa, OH 6951 Basic nterest rates: (6/27/2015 9:11:33 PM): I have a question I'm ashamed to ask because it's one of those things everyone's supposed to know like from an early age but I never was taught it. When you see places advertising an interest rate they'll say something like 3.6% interest and then give another rate for APR. I don't understand the difference between the two and don't know why the APR is always higher than the regular interest rate. What's APR and why6 aren't the rates the same?, Too Embarrassed 6957 Advice? Microwave Popcorn popper (6/28/2015 1:16:11 AM): I recently bought a hotair popper- half the unpopped kernals get blown out and the popcorn tastes almost stale-like. I've googled and read, but would like first hand experience with microwave popcorn poppers. Nordicware has negative reviews because it stains. I want to pop without oil etc but wold like popcorn to be "crispy"...is that possible? , Pat 6963 Curious (6/28/2015 6:38:11 AM): I have a question I have been mulling over. We are now set up for the polyamorous lifestyle. What do you think will happen to the tax code? What if the one percenters all marry one another and thus eliminates "family units" and tax payers? Something to think about....., Anna, AL 6978 Pausing The Discussion (6/28/2015 8:21:04 AM): The discussion on Off Topic has turned political with heated opinions. I'm pausing that now. Political Day is coming in two days, on June 30. That will be the day to continue the discussion with real names on posts. , Michele, Editor 6980 Jet Setters (6/28/2015 9:00:59 AM): Our grandson has finished his semester at Wollongong U. and is headed home tonight. While there he saw many things including 1. Staying at an Australian classmates family home on a farm for Easter break. 1. Going to NZ for a week during fall break and touring the south island. 2. Going to Cairns last week and scuba diving and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. (He told me a shark came within two inches of him. Yikes!) He also saw Nemo-LOL I can only describe his journey as a once in a lifetime experience. In his travels he stayed at hospices for $20-$30/night. He said they were very clean and very comfortable.
In the meantime, his Mom, our daughter who is a school teacher in MA is traveling all over the company on an educational grant. She just finished her 12th year of teaching and this is the 12th time she is participating in a summertime educational experience. This year she started in DC for three days, then to Chicago for a week to teach gifted students, then to Denver for a week to do the same, then home for a week and then to Raleigh, NC for a week. It is heartwarming to see members of our family doing things in their lives that they find enjoyable., Bob, PA6985 puzzle (6/28/2015 10:59:28 AM): Answer: Chairman Mao. Great job, ladies. I know we had the correct answer for last week. Next week's challenge: Name a major American company. Drop its first and last letters, and the remaining letters in order will name a famous singer — both first and last names. What company is it? Submit Your Answer, MAC--WI 6989 Relief finally (6/28/2015 11:58:59 AM): Beautiful mid 80s today after being above 95 for about 15 days straight. Nice change. 98 daily is just too hot, especially for June., Susan, SC 6990 Fourth of July (6/28/2015 11:59:06 AM): Any special plans or traditions for the 4th this year? I have bought some kits and white tshirts and the kids at our party this year can make tied dye shirts if they want. Just a nice cookout with friends and family. I wished our town had a parade, but for whatever reason we don't. I remember having them as a child and they were fun. Do y'all have any special treats or plans?, Rachel, AR 6992 St Lucia (6/28/2015 12:31:51 PM): Any one been there lately going to sandles staying at the hotel that has golf coarse cause the other couple that is going with is my brother and he loves to golf but anyways any thing that is a must to do do also any restaurant I should go to between the three resorts cause u stay at one but get to play and dine also at the other two which sounds great any thing u can tell me will be great going July 18 for a full week, St Lucia. Sandles 6993 Judie Watson--Prayers Card Shower (6/28/2015 1:12:10 PM): I know many of you have been friends with Judie Watson over the years. Such a special lady. For those of you who do, she is going into the hospital for open heart surgery on Tuesday...lets shower her with a ton of Cards--she's sent so many of us cards over the years! Her address is: Judie Watson 2406 McNair Street, Wilson, NC 27893. Such a wonderful woman! , Laurie, MN 6998 What's for Dinner (6/28/2015 1:59:27 PM): Hubby is going to grill hamburgers. Having a salad, chips and watermelon to go with them. Yesterday was a real nice day. I doubt it got to 80. Today is a little warmer but still in the upper 80's., Penny in MO 7003 NY prisoners (6/28/2015 2:58:49 PM): Looks like their prison saga is finally coming to an end. David Sweat is now in policy custody after being shot by police this afternoon in Constable, NY. His fellow escapee, Richard Matt was killed on Friday, by a member of a US Customs and Border Tactical Unit. , Joanne Vt 7008 Prisoners Shot (6/28/2015 4:04:17 PM): The second escaped murderer was shot and captured. Thank goodness. It's wonderful that this happened without any good guys losing their lives. This is another argument in favor of the death penalty, which both these men should have gotten in the first place. Dead men don't escape prison and put more lives in danger. See Ted Bundy. , Joan J 7011 Pop up ads, etc. (6/28/2015 4:52:58 PM): Yesterday I needed to update my CCleaner to the latest version. I only wanted to stay with a free version. I mistakenly clicked on the wrong link on the CCleaner Website. Now, I'm getting pop up ads from Genius Box & Compare Price. I'm also getting another pop up ad that I can "X" out only after it's played that ad.Plus, I accidentally downloaded something called "KNXT"(not sure of spelling). I even got the icon for "KNXT" on my desktop screen. I tried to permanently delete that icon from the desktop screen. It went away, but every time I turn my computer back on & go to desktop, I get "KNXT" wanting to activate again. How do I get these things permanently out of my computer?, Virginia Ann S VA 7019 Milky From Mn. (6/28/2015 6:19:44 PM): Milly could you please email at firstname.lastname@example.org this is intended for Milly with Thomas bird. It is all small letters., Vicki, Va. 7022 Creole tomatoes (6/28/2015 6:39:12 PM): To all the Louisiana folks on here....I will be near Baton Rouge late next week....I REALLY want some Creole tomatoes! Are they still in season? I really love those tomatoes!!!! TIA, Barb M. MO. 7023 Feeling proud and humbled (6/28/2015 6:48:37 PM): As my family was eating dinner tonight, I found myself feeling so proud of everything I do to make sure we all have healthy, tasty food on our table. Friday night, we had salad made up of lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cheese (all sale items) and chicken that my DH bought for 99 cents / lb when he saw it in a "Manager's Special" bin at the store. Last night was 88 cents / lb pork loin with leftover salad. Tonight, we ate the leftover chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, a can of black beans (sale item) and a taco kit (again, sale plus coupon). I'm pretty sure I was able to feed the four of us for about $2 each and I've still got leftover chicken and pork for tomorrow. I couldn't do this without this web site and all of you. Your tips, suggestions, heads-up chats about sales and encouragement make such a difference to me and to my family. We are blessed!, Susan M, MA 7040 Ang W IN / RV (6/28/2015 10:15:10 PM): Welcome to my world! We've been full-time RVing for almost 13 years. We wanted to have a garage sale but our home sold before we were ready to sell it! We donated quite a bit, gave away to friends and each of the three kids have stored what we wanted to keep. Every now & then, we search for something & are surprised what some boxes hold! I thought I had pretty detailed lists! LOL Campgrounds vary as much as RVs vary along with different amenities and of course, prices. You may want to check into State Campgrounds; there are some County Campgrounds as well. Not sure how long your RV is, but sometimes the length is a factor. Many of the older campgrounds aren't designed for today's bigger RV's. I know my parents enjoyed Gulf Shores State Park in Alabama, but that was several years ago. You may want to check out this site; it's for Good Sam/Camping World. They have two National Rallies each year. At a National Rally there are quite a few How-To Seminars filled with info! There is a magazine associated RV camping: Trailer Life. There are also local camping gatherings... You may want to check those out. Snowbirds: seem to head directly South: Oregon, Washington, head to California; East Coasters head to Florida. If you'd like; email me by removing spaces etc in jimpat4649 at yahoo.com meanwhile: safe travels., Pat, currently in NY 7045 a-fib (6/29/2015 6:49:49 AM): I've just been diagnosed with this. Anyone else here? Was there any diet or vitamin that helped? Dr has said blood thinners so far and am already on BP meds along with no caffeine. Just wondering what your treatment was like and if you still ever get the heart pounding., a-fibber 7047 Hysterectomy update (6/29/2015 7:33:04 AM): Hi everyone. It's Monday and I'm feeling great, although sore. I'm so happy my hysterectomy has been done as I had a lot of mental anguish mostly caused by myself and 'catastrophizing.' I wasn't aware of the potential for blood clots and am now giving myself shots for a blood thinner. I do this with my glasses off so I can't see it actually happening. As it turned out, my uterus was the size of a half of a football and one of my fibroids was about 3.5 inches wide and white. I think the biggest surprise I received and continue to receive was prayers and showers of support from my friends and others (the Refund board). I did call my mom after I got out of surgery and she called on Saturday. I don't expect a lot out of her but that's to be expected. Thanks again for your support. It really means alot., No name this time. 7050 Milly (6/29/2015 7:59:06 AM): I sent a email to you. My email has been acting ugly so can you confirm you received., Vicki,Va 7051 kool aid pie (6/29/2015 7:55:56 AM): 1pk(0.13)kool aid, 1(8oz)container frozen cool whip(thawed),1(14oz)can sweetened condensed milk (cold), 1 9in prepared graham cracker crust. Whisk together kool aid sweetened condensed milk in bowl until thoroughly combined ad thick, gently fold cool whip into mixture until light and fluffy,spread into pie crust,refrigerate at least one hour. can decorate with fresh fruit. If you want less fruity taste you can use 1/2 pk. kool aid. Hope this helps for person that wanted this. Sandy C Oh, Sondra L. C, OH 7052 Amazon (6/29/2015 8:29:07 AM): Is there any way to narrow down a search on Amazon? As I posted on CC I am looking for bath towels. Amazon is giving me page after page of anything to do with towels, JudyB LA 7058 PUZZLE (6/29/2015 11:41:15 AM): Doesn't look like anyone's working on this so I'll post my answer. Walgreens. Take away the first and last letters and you have Al Green who is a singer., Gina, CT 7063 Teen Magazines (6/29/2015 1:37:09 PM): I need suggestions for a magazine or two that are suitable for 12 - 14 year old girls. I don't want things like teen stars, gaming, 17, etc. I know there are some out there that have some literary value and/or substance -- creative writing, etc. Titles will be appreciated. Thanks., Sue S., MN 7064 Judie Watson--Prayers Card Shower (6/29/2015 1:46:01 PM): I'm re-posting this since it got lost in some other posts yesterday--Judie was such an active part of RC for so long, I want all those who may have known her to see this: I know many of you have been friends with Judie Watson over the years. Such a special lady. For those of you who do, she is going into the hospital for open heart surgery on Tuesday...lets shower her with a ton of Cards--she's sent so many of us cards over the years! Her address is: Judie Watson 2406 McNair Street, Wilson, NC 27893. Such a wonderful woman! , Laurie, MN 7068 Golf (6/29/2015 2:52:47 PM): We've been watching golf for the last few week-ends and I have a question. How many of the players win money? They don't mention it on TV and I don't see anything in the paper on it or the amount?, Lillie J, TX 7069 Golf prizes (6/29/2015 2:51:54 PM): I think the prize money ("purse") varies by tournament, but often everybody who makes the cut to the weekend rounds gets some money in a PGA tour event. You can see the prize money with the positions on ESPN.com under each tournament. The prize dollars are often a very steep sliding scale with a lot more money to the top few place: like more than a million for winning Travelers last weekend but $13K for coming in #68., Karen H, OK 7071 Michigan Travel (6/29/2015 3:05:39 PM): Beverly from Indiana, I know that you posted several days ago that you may be traveling to Frankenmuth Michigan. Sorry that it has taken me so long to be able to respond but, there are some Very Beautiful areas of Michigan that you may want to see/visit. Traverse City is a lovely place to see. It sits on the edge of Beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Also the Boyne City/Charlevoix/Petoskey area is gorgeous. There are "Breath-taking" views of Little Traverse Bay as you come up over the rise in Petoskey. (I have been told that I should be a travel agent "selling" travelers on Northern MI travel.). I can't help but think when our Heavenly father looks down from his Heavenly Throne that the Views of Grand Traverse Bay and Little Traverse Bay are two of his favorites. (that is HOW BEAUTIFUL they are). Also the view of The Mighty Mac at sunset (in Mackinaw City) is a lovely this to see. Hope these ideas help and may you have safe travel., Shelly K. MI 7072 Dr phil (6/29/2015 3:22:24 PM): Has anyone tried his 20/20 diet? If so what is it like what kind of foods are in it I don't want to buy the book if I'm not going to do it., CB OH 7079 Meatless Monday (6/29/2015 5:52:54 PM): I'm looking for some new ideas for Meatless Mondays. We had baked ziti with mushrooms and onion tonight. Too warm here for soups or chilis right now. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sandy H, DE 7080 House cleaning (6/29/2015 6:43:13 PM): What is the going rate for house cleaning? I know the initial cleaning is more but opinions on weekly, biweekly and monthly rate? I have always cleaned my home but with heart problems and at 83 I know need help, Joyce, VA 7083 Razors (6/29/2015 7:39:41 PM): Always looking for razor deals for myself. Anyone know if there's a real difference [other than color, etc.] between those marketed for men and those for women? Thanks., jenan, nc 7089 Computer favorites!! (6/29/2015 9:09:42 PM): Can someone explain to me in baby steps how to move my list of bookmarked favorites from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome..I still use windows Xp if that matters. Thank you!!, CK,WA 7091 Political Post (6/30/2015 5:18:47 AM): Oh my goodness....this new proposal by Obama to pay overtime to salaried workers will just break small to midsize companies!! He needs to worry about creating jobs!! And as a teacher, I wonder about my pay. I certainly work more that 40 hours many weeks. Are you going to pay us overtime also which would bankrupt most school systems., Susan, SC 7092 Google Researcher (6/30/2015 5:21:55 AM): I want to know if there has always been a large number of people running for president in past elections. The field of participants seems unreal. I, myself, do not remember there being that many in any other election. Does anyone know??? Google Researcher??, Susan, SC 7093 small engine museum (6/30/2015 5:26:07 AM): I have tried doing an online search and am unable to find any museums in MN or WI. Still have my Dad's vintage stuff and thought this would be a good idea , like someone suggested here. Thanks in advance! The brands are: Yardman, Parmi, LawnBoy and Gilson. , Lori L MN 7100 Barbara S. (6/30/2015 7:12:28 AM): The other day during conversations, said that Rachael's concern that pastors eventually may not be able to preach that homosexuality is a sin, that it may be deemed as hate speech. You said Rachel's concern was silly Remember the gay lesbian mayor of Houston? She issued a supeona (sp) in Oct 2014 to five area pastors to see the content of their sermons ahead of time. In context, this was about a citywide ordinance that was passed. She later dropped the issue, but I don't think Rachael was far of base. It may take a few years, but think we will see the day that preaching the gospel is seen as hate speech. The nation has changed rapidly since 2008 when both Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton firmly stated that they believed that marriage was a sacred bond between a man and a woman. David Axelrod wrote in his new book that Obama was deceiving the public as he knew he could not be elected with the truth, I suspect Hillary was also being deceptive., Karen-IA 7104 The flag issue (6/30/2015 7:59:20 AM): The posts from the other day educated me that the confederate flag represents slavery and only slavery. Southern Pride does not exist, never did. The media reports that the only way to go forward is to ban Gone With the Wind, dig up confederate soldiers and pretend the Republicans put the flag on the SC grounds. Even Hillary denounced the flag and slavery. So, please explain to me why the Clinton/Gore ticket campaigned with a confederate flag button? Clinton is often referred to as The First Black President and yet he was for slavery? I await your explanations. By the way, at the time I thought the Clinton/Gore campaign was playing on the fact that both were from the south and proud of that fact., Anna, AL 7105 Shoebox Shopper Alert (6/30/2015 8:00:26 AM): Target has marked many things in their dollar spot at 50%off but it is ringing up at 70% off. We were able to get pencils, socks, posters with markers all for .30 each. Hurry, Hurry!, Sharon in Cool MI 7109 Democrats for president (6/30/2015 8:51:13 AM): Bernie is certainly giving Hilary a run for her money here in New England. The latest polls show Sanders trailing to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by eight points. In February he trailed by 52. Right now VT Governor Peter Shumlin and Senator Patrick Leahy appear to be supporting Hilary -- due to a "prior" commitment to her. I'm not sure where Peter Welch stands. Bernie's campaign sends out almost daily emails. I can get a free bumper sticker-- but I will have to pay for coffee mugs or t-shirts. Before his "run", I would get an email update about once a week about his government activities. I also went online to see if I could figure out how many Democratic candidates have declared their candidacy. Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, Morrison Bonpasse, Jeff Boss, Harry Braun, Andy Caffrey, Willie Carter, Lincoln Chafee, Lloyd Kelso, Martin O'Malley, Doug Shreffler, Michael Stenberg, Robby Wells, Willie Wilson, Brad Winslow. There are also about 16 exploratory and potential candidates on the list. (But I got tired of typing.) So I wonder if we will ever hear about anyone other than Hilary or Bernie? As you can probably tell, I do like Bernie. I still have a bunch of his early campaign buttons that he gave my daughter nearly 30 years ago at a teacher convention here in Vermont. (I also really like Howard Dean. Gov. Phil Hoff was a high school classmate of my mother before he was elected in the 60's.) , Joanne Vt 7113 Ngage (6/30/2015 9:43:46 AM): Just a heads up. The Ngage thing is different if you are looking for it today. It is 2 girls in a swimming pool. So if you are looking for it for double points look for 2 girls in a swimming pool. , Vicki, Va. 7114 Change of opinion (6/30/2015 9:53:01 AM): Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton changed their stance on the issue of gay marriage. As late as 2012 President Obama said marriage is between a man and a woman. I don't recall people calling either of them hateful or mean spirited or other unkind words. Yet anyone else who has not changed their mind and still feels marriage is only between a man and a woman is being targeted as a hate monger or racist. Just because someone doesn't want marriage between homosexuals doesn't mean they hate them. It doesn't mean they will tease them or be mean to them or cause them any other type of harm. They just disagree with the getting married part. I totally understand both sides and I myself am conflicted. I have many very good friends both online and offline who happen to be gay. I will never stop being their friend I love them just the way they are. I just have a hard time with the actual marriage part. As long as I continue to be kind and love them I don't feel this me makes a bad person anymore than their being gay makes them a bad person. It's my opinion and I am entitled to that just like everyone else. , Doreen,MI 7131 Where to begin . . . (6/30/2015 11:48:51 AM): To continue the discussions from the other day: Let's start with Susan's post. "The Civil War was NOT about slavery." Of course it was. Slavery was the single and most emotional issue of the antebellum period that couldn't be compromised away. The South, in a moment of insanity, seceded from the Union not because Lincoln's election posed a direct threat to the "peculiar institution" (slavery was constitutionally protected in those days) but because the Republican Party was committed to halting the spread of slavery into the territories. The South thought that if this were to happen slavery would eventually die as the Free states would have the strength to pass a constitutional amendment. So, as far as "not agreeing with what the US govt was doing," it is a bit far-fetched as seven southern states "seceded" before Lincoln even took office and hadn't had a chance to do anything yet. Susan near Houston - The Emancipation Proclamation: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued as a war measure (powers given to the president during times of war or insurrection) and it freed slaves in areas that were still in active rebellion against the United States. That excluded areas in states that had "seceded" but were under the control of the Union armies. The Proclamation therefore did not apply to the Border States, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, slave states that had not "seceded." Had the seceded southern states not seceded the government could not have touched their slaves for perhaps many years. The so-called free states, the northern states, had ALL abolished slavery before the Civil War began. They did not have slaves after the war ended. Most of the eastern states had slavery at one time but all of them had abolished slavery by 1857 (NH was the last) and the Civil War began in 1861. Most eastern northern states had started a program of gradual emancipation long before that and by the time slavery was officially abolished in those states the slave numbers were in the double, sometimes even single, digits. The free states in the NW (Ohio, to Iowa, to Minnesota, etc.) had outlawed slavery via their constitutions when each entered the union. Slavery came to an end in the entire country with the passage of the 13th Amendment which was ratified in Dec., 1865. "States had the courage to fight for what they felt was right." That does not excuse the fact that the Confederacy was fighting for something that was and is morally reprehensible - slavery. Confederate soldiers who died for that cause should not be honored because slavery was a catastrophic evil and fighting to perpetuate that evil brings no honor to those soldiers. Your phrase could apply to any soldier who was fighting for any cause no matter what that cause was. Weren't German soldiers fighting for what they thought was right during WWII? Should we honor them then, for the same reason? The Confederate flag is a representation of the fight to continue slavery and should have no governmental sanction. Nancy: "The southern states were largely the food producers for the nation...." Where did you come up with that idea? The southern states had invested most of their agricultural production into cash crops, tobacco and especially, King Cotton. While they did grow some food for local consumption it was the north that grew food for export. Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Minnesota was the breadbasket of the country in those days. One of the primary reasons why England had decided not to ally itself with the Confederacy was that they learned that they could do better without southern cotton (they simply found other sources; Egypt and India primarily) than they could without northern wheat and corn. In another mistake of judgment the South had embargoed cotton at the beginning of the war hoping the hardship on English textile mills would cause that country to support the Confederacy. By the time they realized their mistake the Union "closure" of southern ports made any outside trade problematic. Your brother-in-law and the War of Northern Aggression. Remind your brother-in-law which side fired the first shot at Fort Sumter. Also, did he expect no response from the Union side upon "secession?" Secession is not legally a possibility as the Constitution does not contain the seeds of its own destruction. To follow the South's line of reasoning, that states have the right to secede, wouldn't the counties in each state also have that same right? And wouldn't cities and villages in the counties have the right to secede from the county? How about neighborhoods or individuals? Anarchy! , Gayle, OH 7135 The Right To Change Your Mind (6/30/2015 12:21:19 PM): I think it's irrefutable that the Supreme Court decision about gay marriage would not have happened ten years ago. There has been a huge cultural shift and awakening over the past ten years. Finally, people get it that gays have the same rights they do. I'm not surprised that people like Obama and Clinton were once against it, now for it. Times change, hearts soften, minds are enlightened. The same thing happened in the 1960's with the Civil Rights movement. Of course, with political figures, there may also be other motives, like appealing to the larger voting base. But for the majority of Americans, who are not seeking office, the tides have shifted and minds opened. So be it. It reminds me of the song Amazing Grace. A man, John Newton, who was a ship's captain transporting slaves, had an epiphany and realized the great sin he had committed, then relied on the mercies of God to erase his sin. In this age, many people realize how prejudice they have been against gays, and are now softening their stances. As for the idea that God will destroy America over allowing gay marriage, maybe God will rejoice that His children are now more loving and tolerant, like His Son Jesus was. , Barbara S NC 7138 Marion, CA (6/30/2015 12:26:03 PM): The other day you said " The role of the Supreme Court is to oversee the laws passed by Congress and signed by the President, all while upholding the Constitution. They are not to write or rewrite laws, something they seem to be trying to do lately." How exactly are they doing this? It seems to me that upholding the Constitution is exactly what they did when they voted for equality., Gayle. OH 7140 Anna, AL (6/30/2015 12:30:25 PM): I'm envious, and I mean that in the most complimentary way. Your "History" entry the other day and the ensuing responses to others were right on point and so well stated. You speak/write so well. I look forward to reading you in the future. , Marion, CA 7142 Hotels (6/30/2015 12:37:05 PM): My 20 yo daughter is going on a road trip from Chicago to Texas. She wants to stop halfway and layover around Arkansas. How can I find a safe place for her and her BF to stay? Everytown in every state has dangerous neighborhoods, would like to avoid. The route is I40 from Memphis to Little Rock. Can any one recommend anything safe and cheap along this this highway?, Sheila G IL 7149 Sandy H, DE (6/30/2015 1:28:42 PM): Hi, Sandy -- Bumping up re meatless meals: How about a wonderful dinner salad using several kinds and colors of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, diced celery, cubes of cheese, hard-cooked eggs, etc. Just add whatever you like. You can make croutons, too, or else just have a big fresh loaf of bread handy and maybe some cottage cheese. You might enjoy a fruity dessert afterwards., Alice Dodge, OR 7150 Hello from hot & humid MO (6/30/2015 1:29:16 PM): Well, it has been AGES since I have been on RC now and I've been missing it. Super busy with Rodney who is in therapy three days a week in "the city" (Kansas City ~ we live in Kearney). He is able to walk unaided now for short distances and has "grown" with his prosthetics to just under 5' (from the 4' he was after the amputation). He has even bought a new truck. A Dodge Ram, again. He will learn to drive again with hand controls ... as soon as I'm brave enough to "teach" him :) He has even started up himself a Twitter account where he offers what he hopes is inspiration to others in challenging situations. His Twitter name is AbleAmputee (Rodney Batesel). He still remains my inspiration and I have an awesome video of him I'll try to post later that may cheer up some of you., Sandy B., MO 7157 jiya (6/30/2015 1:59:14 PM): I was not upset by your question, I did reply. No hard feelings on my part. You have an interesting perspective, and I can see how you can relate to the current issue. My main point was this whole thing is getting so out of hand. it seems just having an opinion brings out the hate from one side or other. I don't endorse or support hate of any group. , Doreen,MI 7163 To Lila (6/30/2015 2:28:15 PM): Hi -- Wish I had a magic carpet! We could go to Port Isaac, Cornwall (Port Wenn on TV) and watch the cast and crew filming Series 7 of Doc Martin. Here's hoping this last of the series will be full of happy episodes!!, Alice Dodge, OR 7168 Gary Hart (6/30/2015 2:57:54 PM): I read a fascinating account written by Gary Hart, a former US Senator and Democrat who once ran for POTUS. It's kind of long, but excellent and disturbing - entitled "Gary Hart: America's Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption." I thought I'd share it here today. http://time.com/3937860/gary-hart-america-corruption/, Marion, CA 7175 Election (6/30/2015 3:54:23 PM): Is anyone impressed with anyone who is running? It really seems to be such a joke. When pressed, people can't relate an accomplishment of Hillary, they readily admit she's a liar and corrupt. We hear a great deal about Christie and bridge gate, for which he was investigated and they never found anything, but try to mention Bengazhi or lost emails and no one cares. There isn't a republican I can get behind. They all, both sides seem to lie to get in office and then do whatever they want. I'm so disappointed, I really thought after last November, someone was going to hold Obamas foot to the fire. Mcconnel can't bend over far enough to please Obama, helped him pass a disastrous trade deal. They had a chance to defund Obamacare and did nothing. They couldn't even muster 50 votes to block Loretta Lynchs nomination, when she all but admitted she was going to be Eric Holder Jr. They all sicken me. They control both houses, not a dime gets spent without their approval and they don't have the backbone to do anything except look forward to their next election. We are so far in debt, race relations have never been worse, future democrat voters (illegal immigrants) continue to pour over the border, but Trump gets run down cause he talked them down. Go ask a Texas or Arizona rancher what their property looks like after being trashed by these upstanding people crossing the border. And our border agents are told to do nothing. I'm all for people getting a better life, but there has to be a system for knowing who is here. Mexico jails them or sends them home, we give them free everything. Sorry, I forgot to borrow Bobs sugar coating tool., Karen-IA 7178 Posting # 17108.... (6/30/2015 4:43:55 PM): Broken links: http://www.oldthreshers.com/ http://tinyurl.com/q8mmmz8, Google Researcher 7183 Thomas Jefferson and the Constitution (6/30/2015 5:37:54 PM): When the Constitution was drafted, Thomas Jefferson wrote letters expressing his opinion that the Constitution should be reviewed every 19-20 years. He felt that since a majority of adults at any point in time would likely be dead in approximately 19 years (that was the life expectancy at the time), he reasoned, a new generation should have the right to adapt its government to changing circumstances instead of being ruled by the past.In a letter written shortly before his death in 1824, Jefferson stated that the U.S. Constitution could last perpetually if it were regularly amended to reflect new developments in science and society., R 7191 wireless printer (6/30/2015 6:57:47 PM): Can someone please explain how to send things from my iphone to my wireless printer.. Just got it and cant figure it out. Thanks, larie/Ky 7194 Meat (6/30/2015 7:31:39 PM): The House of Representatives voted 300-131 to remove the law requiring labels on meat that would show country of origin. I like to know where my meat is coming from. I haven't researched why they would do that., Karen-IA 7195 My Budget (6/30/2015 7:43:42 PM): Well we are now half way through the year. I have budgeted $25,000 for the year, and as of today I have spent $12,353. I had hoped to have only spent $12,000 or less by now. Since I am working more than usual this year, I seem to be spending more than I wanted to. Guess I'll have to buckle down and not spend so much on luxuries., Jackie A., PA 7197 Jackie A., PA (6/30/2015 7:51:39 PM): In a post below you said "I get so upset when people talk about wealth inequality. I don't understand why someone who works hard and saves money should be taxed more than someone who spends all their money and doesn't acquire any wealth. Why do Democrats think that the savers should pay higher taxes than the non-savers? Really, Jackie? Didn't we beat that one to death last month? The issue is INCOME inequality, not wealth inequality. You cannot tell me that a CEO sitting in his air-conditioned office on the 35th floor making multiple millions works any harder than someone who works in a steel mill or coal mine or a single mom with 3 part-time minimum wage jobs. After paying for food, clothing, housing and transportation to those menial jobs, I doubt there is much, if anything, left over to save. According to Forbes in 2013 the average CEO made 331 times as much as an average worker and 774 times as much as a minimum wage worker. And those are the AVERAGE CEOs. Those CEOs then can afford to invest what is left over after paying for all the essentials and non-essentials (some of which I am sure are things that you and I have never even dreamed of)and make even more. And some of the 1%-ers don't work at all. They let their money work for them. John Kennedy once said in a speech that "For of those to whom much is given, much is required." So yes, Jackie, the savers as you call them SHOULD pay higher taxes. , Gayle. OH 7198 JackieA, PA (6/30/2015 7:54:21 PM): Ever since Obama was elected our president, you have been waiting for him to come and take your money, house and everything else you may own. To my knowledge, that has not happened. Income inequality is not about taking the savings from people like you. The democrats do not care about you. You are not on their radar. Nobody is coming after the little you have!, Another Sharon in MI 7202 Anna, Al (6/30/2015 8:27:22 PM): I enjoyed reading your posts the last few days. I especially loved the one where your mother's great grandmother climbed a tree to hide valuables from the union soldiers. She was a strong southern woman. I am proud of her. There is nothing wrong with having southern pride for our ancestors. Just like you my ancestors did not own slaves. I believe slavery was wrong. I do not have a confederate flag now and I do not know anyone who has one. History happened. It cannot be changed. We can however learn from history so that the country we live in can be better than it was in previous times. Everyone from the North, South, East or West should be just as proud of their areas. In every section of our country there are probably things we aren't proud about, but we still live in the greatest country in the world. Four days from now we will all be celebrating. God Bless the USA. , Betty, La 7206 545 People (6/30/2015 8:59:21 PM): Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy, The Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of the 300 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? He or She is the leader of the majority party. He or She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ. If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy, 'inflation' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people and they alone, are responsible. They and they alone, have the power. They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees. We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess! Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. One more comment from BT: Charlie Reese is correct. These 545 people have created many of the problems this country faces. However, it is also true that we, the citizens of this country, reelect approximately 90% of the 545 every election. Therefore, we bear a great deal of the responsibility for the mess we have created., Melody 7209 Recall Notices (6/30/2015 9:32:51 PM): Technosport recalls Omersub scuba mask due to injury hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls/2015/Technosport-recalls-Omersub-scuba-mask/
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