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    I throw a Mardi Gras party at my office every...

    I throw a Mardi Gras party at my office every year. We decorate, all wear purple, green and gold, the day starts with a "second line parade" thru the office where we hand out beads and "faux...
  2. Thread: How to be happy

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    I love oldhat's 3 minute video, and it is...

    I love oldhat's 3 minute video, and it is absolutely true. As (I think) Abraham Lincoln once said, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." And, as my friend's mother used...
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    I have read that sometimes the reason we hang...

    I have read that sometimes the reason we hang onto things is because we have the fantasy of being that person....like that big tub of knitting supplies I hang onto, cuz I want to be that person who's...
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    I have had cats and vegetable gardens for years...

    I have had cats and vegetable gardens for years without any ill effects. Cats like the turned-over soil; it would be pretty tough to keep them out of it.
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    I pre-paid for my cremation, which is less than...

    I pre-paid for my cremation, which is less than 1/10th the cost of a traditional funeral service. Other than that, I'm like Iris Lilies; I don't care. (Although, now that I've seen a jazz funeral...
  6. Thread: OK Boomer

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    I just "unfollowed" a millenial friend on FB...

    I just "unfollowed" a millenial friend on FB today because she jumped on this 3 days ago, and she's just beating this dead horse with post after post about how entitled, self-satisfied and greedy...
  7. Thread: Flu Shot

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    Flu vaccine efficacy varies from year to year,...

    Flu vaccine efficacy varies from year to year, and is usually higher than 29%. 80,000 people die annually in the U.S. from flu complications.
  8. A person can become very active in a smaller...

    A person can become very active in a smaller city...whatever you volunteer for is much appreciated. It doesn't take so long to drive across town for activities. A college town is bound to have lots...
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    The "propublica" website cites several doctors as...

    The "propublica" website cites several doctors as having received MILLIONS in payments. Does that make sense? I googled my own name and, much to my surprise, I received "payments" (which I can...
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    Doctors getting any kind of kickbacks from...

    Doctors getting any kind of kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies is highly illegal and strictly regulated, besides being immoral. If you want to go back to the original drive for prescription...
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    Why not just try the online stuff as an...

    Why not just try the online stuff as an experiment? Just be skeptical, don't send any money, etc. I think the "farmers only" website would be great for you, since you want a woman who would enjoy...
  12. Thread: Foster dog

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    Bless you for fostering. Now this dog is ready...

    Bless you for fostering. Now this dog is ready for her new family, and will know happiness the rest of her life....as she deserves
  13. Catherine's already mentioned several common...

    Catherine's already mentioned several common sense gun laws including: people with mental illness diagnoses should be more closely investigated before buying guns. Semi-automatic and assault...
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    I am a Democrat who knows we don't have to carry...

    I am a Democrat who knows we don't have to carry citizenship papers with us. However, this particular case isn't so cut and dried. The kid was riding in a car with 2-4 Mexican citizens in the...
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    Have no experience, but Craftmatic is advertising...

    Have no experience, but Craftmatic is advertising "less than half the price of a Tempurpedic"
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    flowerseverywhere, wasn't the Big Bend magical? ...

    flowerseverywhere, wasn't the Big Bend magical? It is a landscape and a feel like no place on earth.
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    bae, whose land it was on hasn't been reported...

    bae, whose land it was on hasn't been reported yet (or I haven't seen) True, invited guests can walk around private property and hold trespassers until law enforcement gets there. So far, I think...
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    but...but... if you celebrated bunnies and spring...

    but...but... if you celebrated bunnies and spring at actual Equinox, that would be referencing pagan religion! (You can always get offended if you're looking for offensive stuff.) Personally, I'm...
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    Hospice is wonderful, but they can't read minds. ...

    Hospice is wonderful, but they can't read minds. I'm willing to bet the wife in this scenario hasn't told hospice what a hard time she's having taking care of husband. The wife, or a designated...
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    U.S. has the highest survival rates for breast...

    U.S. has the highest survival rates for breast cancer. Overall, U.S., Japan and France all in top 3 for survival of all cancers combined
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    a whole month at a wellness spa/spiritual retreat...

    a whole month at a wellness spa/spiritual retreat on a beach like Bali or Fiji
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    Hopeful about Bipartisan Budget

    I'm actually pretty hopeful that Congress can craft a workable budget which funds appropriate border security, including technology, more personnel, and physical barriers/fencing where appropriate. ...
  23. I read that a drug dog sniffed it out and...

    I read that a drug dog sniffed it out and alerted the BP.....good dog!! I hope the new compromise budget includes canine-training to sniff out drugs at all entry points!
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    just a thought - not discounting your pain...

    just a thought - not discounting your pain levels, but there's a maximum safe amt of opioids that can be taken at one time....it doesn't sound like your doctor was withholding pain meds from you. I...
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    you can also call the garbage pick-up people...

    you can also call the garbage pick-up people (Dept of Sanitation? Waste disposal?) I did this when I had a neighbor years ago who I don't think had ever lived in a house with regular trash pick-up,...
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