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    Way to go! That is not easy to do, so...

    Way to go! That is not easy to do, so congratulations and well done!
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    In the cold wintry climate where we live now,...

    In the cold wintry climate where we live now, much is made of Christmas or winter holiday decor, which I think has to do with people yearning for lights. Down south in South Carolina and Georgia,...
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    A good question! If a company is getting rich on...

    A good question! If a company is getting rich on the free labor of the prisoner who hurt someone else (so not a victimless crime) why should not some restitution be made to the family that was...
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    Maybe the employers who get their labor for free...

    Maybe the employers who get their labor for free or ten cents and hour should have to pay half of what they are making on the free prison labor to the victims' families.
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    I read the book about 30 years ago, but I think...

    I read the book about 30 years ago, but I think it was not this, but rather the result of a brain tumor or stroke or something--not a psychological condition per se but organic? But maybe I am not...
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    Another barrier is lack of current skills, so the...

    Another barrier is lack of current skills, so the minimum wage suggestion that Tammy makes would serve two purposes, that people could get work experience and have money to help them when they got...
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    That's a really sad situation. I guess I'd keep a...

    That's a really sad situation. I guess I'd keep a few of her and like Steve said, if her own family did not want them--but are you sure about that, or did the husband throw them out? And how would...
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    I checked out the original Haunting of Hill House...

    I checked out the original Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I wanted to reread We Don't Live in the Castle but it was not on the shelf.
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    well, it's kind of an exterior spice rack, but...

    well, it's kind of an exterior spice rack, but they sell these magnetic spice jars that stick to the fridge that I think are cool:
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    I thought that the topic was coming at it from...

    I thought that the topic was coming at it from another direction, which is why I said what I said. I thought the OP was saying not that we should see no distinction, but rather that we should see...
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    IL, I expressed what I said, because of the...

    IL, I expressed what I said, because of the definition of chattel or property--were you not the one who gave that definition? Sorry if I misread something you wrote.
    I was reacting to the...
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    It sounds to me like prisoners are being treated...

    It sounds to me like prisoners are being treated as property by the employers, so I don't see the distinction.
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    I actually do like lanyards, too, Zoe, and gave...

    I actually do like lanyards, too, Zoe, and gave my mom one as a gift one time because she was getting forgetful. I got myself one, too, and it was nice to be able to hang keys around neck sometimes....
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    I don't understand what you are saying here--am...

    I don't understand what you are saying here--am not following you?
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    We live in a Scandinavian heritage town and it is...

    We live in a Scandinavian heritage town and it is awesome, if you like smoked fish (I do) Swedish pancakes, and lingonberries. These are treated as affordable staples in the grocery store, rather...
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    These are cute. I did not know such things...

    These are cute. I did not know such things existed. my family is very anti-microwave, so I rarely have one around. I would probably enjoy one where you put the butter in and I like the linked...
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    Can you practice letting it go? See it as a big...

    Can you practice letting it go? See it as a big two month challenge to be tolerant to something that you don't approve of? Just let it go and ignore it, rather than dwelling on it and getting upset...
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    My heart goes out to those who have to put 10...

    My heart goes out to those who have to put 10 cents an hour in their previous salary. I hope he was able to find work.
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    Now that makes sense!! I think the crutches...

    Now that makes sense!! I think the crutches employee should have had a space closer to the building, but I understand about the parking placards.
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    What I don't understand about those parking...

    What I don't understand about those parking places is why the heck the doctor does not give you a temporary one. My husband shattered his pelvis, and they did not give us one, and you better believe...
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    To me, retire always meant to stop working after...

    To me, retire always meant to stop working after a period of long working. So someone at 30 would not be retired by my definition. Independently wealthy, I guess, but not retired. It sounds like...
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    My orchid is starting to send up a bloom! It was...

    My orchid is starting to send up a bloom! It was a pathetic throw away that I bought at an estate sale last summer, all unwatered and dusty and dying. I think I paid a dollar, bought it as an act of...
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    Ooh, good idea about trying one first. Okay,...

    Ooh, good idea about trying one first. Okay, Catherine, I will try to learn the Snapfish thing, because you are right--this is a project that will require lots of coffee.
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    Catherine, I love the calendar idea. I wonder if...

    Catherine, I love the calendar idea. I wonder if I can do it just at Walmart or Sam's with chosen pictures--I don't know how to use Snapfish. I bet they have a calendar function on the kiosk. I...
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    i am glad Toronto is doing this. We live in a...

    i am glad Toronto is doing this. We live in a cold climate and have already had a week of snow and cold temps and it is showing signs of being a rough winter.
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