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  1. Calling a business with threats is definitely out...

    Calling a business with threats is definitely out of line.
    But I did think it was funny when a guy on the radio said, "How will they know who is gay and who isn't - are we going to have ID cards...
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    That's terrific, well deserved. Would be fun...

    That's terrific, well deserved.
    Would be fun to have a follow-up in a year for every one who's been retired at least that long to let those of us still working know how the first year went,...
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    Please lord no more surveys. I visited 3 dept....

    Please lord no more surveys. I visited 3 dept. stores last week and at each one the cashier had to point out a survey on the receipt, along with practically begging me to score them high. Then my...
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    I wonder if it's because the Millennialls have...

    I wonder if it's because the Millennialls have spent their adulthood in the Great Recession. Things are still shaky with the economy and the need to pack up and go to wherever the next job is must...
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    Time for the new season of Call the Midwife...

    Time for the new season of Call the Midwife tonight! and of course the Mr. Selfridge series is starting too.
  6. Teacher Terry, Supposedly the same thing with...

    Teacher Terry,
    Supposedly the same thing with the Egypt Air pilot who flew the aircraft into the ocean - he knew he was getting fired upon his return. So the question is why not treat pilots like...
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    FWIW, a co-worker highly recommends the...

    FWIW, a co-worker highly recommends the gluten-free pizza crust at Costco.
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    Agreeing with you Gregg. And can we reiterate...

    Agreeing with you Gregg.
    And can we reiterate that all of the cost for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - All of it - has been done with borrowed money? The impact on our ability to do Everything...
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    We had a brief discussion about this at work...

    We had a brief discussion about this at work around the lunchtable. One of my co-workers said he didn't have a problem with subsidizing companies who provide jobs. My answer is: Where does it end?...
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    Thanks for posting, very moving. And regarding...

    Thanks for posting, very moving.

    And regarding language I think I mentioned this before, but years ago I happened to catch part of an old John Wayne movie on TV. Wayne is standing at the saloon...
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    Corporate Welfare Confirmed - new study

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/17/the-united-states-of-subsidies-the-biggest-corporate-winners-in-each-state/

    The United States of Subsidies continues. Confirming we have...
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    I agree about detaching yourself as much as...

    I agree about detaching yourself as much as possible.
    I read of one idea that suggested looking at yourself as playing a part in a play. And then do your best to "act" that part, even get...
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    Just tried Guinness "Blonde" tonight for an early...

    Just tried Guinness "Blonde" tonight for an early St. Pat's celebration - pretty tasty!

    And the bushes on my front lawn have bloomed so they're awash in pink flowers - fun for me, the bees buzzing...
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    I remember Alistair Cooke remarking that (the...

    I remember Alistair Cooke remarking that (the original) Poldark was his least favorite BBC series. I watched it again recently and saw that the acting was a little over the top and the production...
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    A frugal for special occasion clothes: a friend...

    A frugal for special occasion clothes: a friend has loaned me a fascinator-style hat for the wedding next month. Goes great with my $16.99 dress from Ross, my $13.99 clutch from Charming Charlies,...
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    What a wonderful opportunity. I'd never heard of...

    What a wonderful opportunity. I'd never heard of this but what a great idea to get young women together from all over the world.
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    Did a big cleanout of my pantry. Removed...

    Did a big cleanout of my pantry. Removed everything and discarded expired food items which totaled about 1 garbage bag full. Painted shelving and returned the good food items.
    But kind of mad at...
  18. Very happy for you, Rob. Very best wishes for...

    Very happy for you, Rob. Very best wishes for you both.
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    In the last few years I've had a tradition with 2...

    In the last few years I've had a tradition with 2 friends that we meet for drinks at an Irish bar the night before St. Pat's.
    The bar is all decorated, everyone is already in a festive mood, but...
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    SteveinMN - congratulations on the coming...

    SteveinMN - congratulations on the coming grandchild! Will make the holidays fun with a new baby around.
  21. I was impressed too. I thought it might gloss...

    I was impressed too. I thought it might gloss over the realities.

    Heard on NPR today the story of one woman in Ferguson who got 2 parking tickets for $150 total. She was poor but paid...
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    Done, and I also owed money this time to both fed...

    Done, and I also owed money this time to both fed and state. I had an income source I don't usually have so that's what triggered it. Should be back to gettting a refund next year.
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    A family member was laid off recently so I helped...

    A family member was laid off recently so I helped out by taking them to Costco for some groceries and gas. Was glad to be able to do this, but am also glad the layoff was in 2015 instead of 2011 so...
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    Interesting discussion, thanks to all of the...

    Interesting discussion, thanks to all of the posters above. Wanted to add that I saw a documentary recently about weight gain around the world, and if I remember correctly the people of India and...
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