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  • Tammy's Avatar
    10-23-20, 9:33pm
    My daughter lives in Canada. I text her for free. (All iPhones for her and us). But Iíve learned to not include her in group texts. If someone in the...
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  • Tammy's Avatar
    10-23-20, 9:29pm
    Tammy replied to a thread Molasses cookies? in Food & Recipes
    My grandmaís recipe: 1 1/2 cups shortening 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup molasses 2 eggs 4 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon...
    2 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Yppej's Avatar
    10-23-20, 9:19pm
    Yppej replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    I went with a more expensive roofer who presented proof of insurance, pulled a permit, etc.
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • Tybee's Avatar
    10-23-20, 8:43pm
    Tybee replied to a thread Trick or treating? in Holidays
    My grandson is going to a family party with my son's girlfriend's family and their children. The usual costume and fun stuff, but not trick or...
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • Tybee's Avatar
    10-23-20, 8:41pm
    Tybee replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    I seem to be drawn lately to things that are "right"--sort of the William Morris thing about beautiful or useful, but lately, I want them to be both,...
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • SteveinMN's Avatar
    10-23-20, 8:34pm
    SteveinMN replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    I spend more on things I use a lot. I pound on this laptop for several hours pretty much every day; I have no problem paying the "Apple tax" for...
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  • Rogar's Avatar
    10-23-20, 7:51pm
    Rogar replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    The last few years I've gradually replaced a handful of hand-me-down furniture that I'd had for decades. The rule has been if the wood comes from a...
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  • jp1's Avatar
    10-23-20, 7:44pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Good question but youíd probably have to ask Mitch McConnell. Pretty much everyone else admitted that Merrick garland was more than well qualified.
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  • Rosemary's Avatar
    10-23-20, 7:07pm
    Rosemary replied to a thread Trick or treating? in Holidays
    I'll leave a basket of treats on the front porch as usual.
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • Teacher Terry's Avatar
    10-23-20, 7:06pm
    It was traveling and experiences and lately I spent money buying some new pictures and a cabinet to update my home. We mostly have everything we...
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  • Alan's Avatar
    10-23-20, 6:34pm
    Alan replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Thanks for that interesting bit of info, I enjoyed that so much it caused me to do a little looking up myself. Imagine my surprise to find that there...
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  • Tammy's Avatar
    10-23-20, 6:09pm
    Tammy replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    Quality kindle books
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • pinkytoe's Avatar
    10-23-20, 5:59pm
    pinkytoe replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    The hard part is that often a higher price does not guarantee quality. Items I would spend more on are those practical things I touch/use everyday....
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  • rosarugosa's Avatar
    10-23-20, 5:26pm
    rosarugosa replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    Actually, every single thing that Razz listed. In 2020, our quality entertainment has mostly been free, but I agree with IL that well-considered...
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • ApatheticNoMore's Avatar
    10-23-20, 4:32pm
    Those same states were probably in constant lawsuits with the Trump admin to keep their environmental regulation, CA has been. Noone faults such...
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-23-20, 4:29pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    In the entire history of the nation through Obamaís presidency 168 judicial nominees were denied by cloture motions. 82 of those (just under half)...
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  • ApatheticNoMore's Avatar
    10-23-20, 4:23pm
    - healthy organic food, but I don't need to spend even more, I'm already spendy - I suppose if it's within reason (aka employer provided, because...
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • iris lilies's Avatar
    10-23-20, 4:03pm
    iris lilies replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    I am so glad I finally purchased my sporty bright red convertible. It has been a source of entertainment during these lockdown months. So, these...
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  • Alan's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:43pm
    Alan replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    No thanks, with only a little effort you validated my initial response, although I'm still curious about the "How do you figure" reply.
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  • razz's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:40pm
    razz replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    Interesting thread to explore. I have changed my views over the years. Now I value: - good shoes for the longterm use vs style - some good...
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  • frugal-one's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:33pm
    Many states thought the Paris Agreement was a good idea so.... Following Trump's announcement, the governors of several U.S. states formed the...
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  • Simplemind's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:28pm
    Simplemind replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    Pre pandemic I would have said travel and experiences. All other things we pretty much like what we have and don't see replacing in the near future.
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • catherine's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:16pm
    In YMOYL, value for money is key. What are you willing to spend more money on? What do you value in terms of the purchases in your lives?
    12 replies | 106 view(s)
  • Teacher Terry's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:12pm
    Kay, your daughter has a lot on her plate. That sounds awful.
    37 replies | 1164 view(s)
  • catherine's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:00pm
    This is a whole other topic. I'm going to start a new thread.
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Tybee's Avatar
    10-23-20, 1:41pm
    Tybee replied to a thread Molasses cookies? in Food & Recipes
    Pinkytoe, the one in the old I hate to Cook cookbook--elevator lady molasses cookies--is the best I have found. Here it is: ...
    2 replies | 37 view(s)
  • iris lilies's Avatar
    10-23-20, 1:35pm
    iris lilies replied to a thread Trick or treating? in Holidays
    Oh god forbid the little dears donít get their candy and dress up experience. My neighborhood, which used to be pretty much child free with rare...
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • pinkytoe's Avatar
    10-23-20, 1:11pm
    It is freezing outside and I have a craving for old-fashioned molasses cookies. It will make the house smell good too. Does anyone here have a tried...
    2 replies | 37 view(s)
  • SteveinMN's Avatar
    10-23-20, 1:02pm
    It's worth noting that some MVNOs do not enable MMS on iPhones and that some carriers (like Consumer Cellular) have to throw some virtual switch at...
    7 replies | 126 view(s)
  • KayLR's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:56pm
    KayLR replied to a thread Trick or treating? in Holidays
    We're going dark for the first time. We had too much leftover candy last year and I anticipate WAY fewer T-or-T'ers anyway. Our local HD has implored...
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • SteveinMN's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:55pm
    I have that knife! I do like it, though it does not get much use any more. I shop at the cheap end of the store. I've tried Henckels and Wusthof...
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • KayLR's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:52pm
    KayLR replied to a thread COVID hobbies? in Hobbies & Creativity
    My daughter holds down a full-time job, takes her 10-year-old to work with her (she's lucky she can do this) and has a little schoolwork area for her...
    37 replies | 1164 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:36pm
    That's a good observation and there are real problems sometimes if you're transitioning from an iPhone to and Android device because of the iMessage...
    7 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:27pm
    Alan replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    I haven't seen any data for other countries other than a reference on the Voice Of America website indicating that approximately half of the other...
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • LDAHL's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:19pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    Is there any source of data comparing the progress each country has made in reducing greenhouse gases? And in a similar vein, is there a source of...
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • LDAHL's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:02pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Since so many people insist that the court must function as a legislature of last resort, seeking desired outcomes rather than ensuring...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-23-20, 11:34am
    Are you trying to send them to another iphone or to an android phone. To another iphone (or ipad) (blue messages) it should send them over wifi...
    7 replies | 126 view(s)
  • happystuff's Avatar
    10-23-20, 10:35am
    happystuff replied to a thread Trick or treating? in Holidays
    Well, I bought 1 bag. IF we leave the light on and IF we get trick-or-treaters, we will only be doing it for as long as the one bag lasts. And,...
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • dado potato's Avatar
    10-23-20, 10:34am
    I bought a 3" paring knife from Cutco. The blade and handle are very good, and the company promises to replace the knife if am dissatisfied at any...
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • happystuff's Avatar
    10-23-20, 10:32am
    Me, too! To be honest, I'm soooo glad to not be parenting younger children now with the decisions to be made re: schooling, etc.
    37 replies | 1164 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-23-20, 9:37am
    Alan replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    It's not a deflection, I honestly don't know how many judges made it through the system with bipartisan support or how many were blocked by...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • rosarugosa's Avatar
    10-23-20, 5:22am
    I starting building DH's Wusthof collection about 40 years ago, before we were even married. I would give one for a birthday gift and one for a xmas...
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • ApatheticNoMore's Avatar
    10-23-20, 2:52am
    I believe the argument is that with the U.S. in the agreement there would be more pressure for other states to comply and so therefore performance of...
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-23-20, 12:19am
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Good deflection. It completely misses the point but slow clap slow clap slow clap...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • Tammy's Avatar
    10-22-20, 10:19pm
    Tammy replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Sorry. 😞 Itís good to have you back. Hang in there.
    2270 replies | 182465 view(s)
  • Tammy's Avatar
    10-22-20, 10:13pm
    My husband loves cutco. He has about 3 of them in various sizes. Iím not the kitchen guru, so I just use what he buys. He throws away some of the...
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • bae's Avatar
    10-22-20, 9:42pm
    bae replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    I think we should establish mandatory retirement ages for lots of positions. President, Senator, Congressman, judges of all sorts. Mandatory...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-22-20, 9:36pm
    Alan replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    I don't know, that was a Democratic majority Senate.
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-22-20, 9:22pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    I agree 1000%. But the reality is that we have to deal with the republicans we have, not the republicans we wish we had. Personally Iíd be fine with...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-22-20, 9:18pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    And why was the republican senate not confirming well qualified justices?
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • bae's Avatar
    10-22-20, 9:07pm
    bae replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    That seems foolish. The Court isn't supposed to be "ideological", at least in the left/right, Republican/Democrat,...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:57pm
    Alan replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Really? Wasn't it Harry Reid who abolished the filibuster in order to make it easier to put Democrat approved federal judges into the courts? I...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:55pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Mitch turned the courts into an ideological entity over the past 12 years so it only seems reasonable that the Dems act likewise.
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • Tybee's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:52pm
    Westhof and Henckels here.
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:28pm
    Alan replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Is there a requirement somewhere I'm not aware of that says the court requires an ideological balance? I think the justices would be repulsed by any...
    126 replies | 3515 view(s)
  • Rosemary's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:28pm
    A small shop near my parents used to sell Rada knives and I have bought many of them over the years for myself and for gifts. They are inexpensive...
    9 replies | 104 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    No. Heís a hitler wannabe that is actually more pt Barnum In reality. Although weíll have to wait until this reality show is over for a final...
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • jp1's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:24pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Since the republicans used the power of their majority to change the ideology of the court and now democrats are contemplating doing the same thing I...
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  • bae's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:22pm
    bae replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    Curse you Alan with your facts!
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    10-22-20, 8:14pm
    Alan replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    Gosh, getting an answer from you is difficult, but I'll play. As a nation of states comprising a Federal Republic, virtually all US States and...
    84 replies | 1358 view(s)
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