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  1. And what about the story of Anne Perry. When...

    And what about the story of Anne Perry. When young, she and a friend killed the friend's mother. They did their time in jail and were released with new identities. She has gone on to lead a quiet...
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    Zoe, I suspect this woman was a train wreck that...

    Zoe, I suspect this woman was a train wreck that would have happened no matter what you could have done. You probably gave her more support and leeway than others. I have also met people who "know"...
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    I am pretty sure I would not shop anywhere that...

    I am pretty sure I would not shop anywhere that did not take credit cards. It is how we pay for 95% of all our purchases and really our only checks are to individuals or for charity donations. ...
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    When they make the games so complex to get a few...

    When they make the games so complex to get a few pennies savings, I ignore them. We use the Meijers savings program but they make it easy and occasionally they will mail us coupons that included...
  5. Thread: Amazon Bank

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    We have good luck with Amazon but probably...

    We have good luck with Amazon but probably because we have 4 or 5 of their huge distribution centers here in Indianapolis. Yesterday, my door bell rang and it was a package being delivered by Amazon...
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    There are more of these stories than we probably...

    There are more of these stories than we probably know. This was just in the Alaska papers....
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    I think ours is around $700 a month without cell...

    I think ours is around $700 a month without cell phone, repairs, and improvements. Urban location, paid off house, low utilities, and taxes. We have lived here around 17 years. Makes it very hard...
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    We are in Pittsburgh of all places and have found...

    We are in Pittsburgh of all places and have found the most wonderful architectural gems. The enormous stained glass windows in the Heinz Chapel that represent world civilization and are 50% women in...
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    Ditto on what Gardnr said. Our house, car,...

    Ditto on what Gardnr said. Our house, car, clothes, etc. are all on the much lower end than any of our neighbors. They probably consider us the poor relations. Our doctor and dentist always...
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    We are on vacation in Pittsburgh and there are...

    We are on vacation in Pittsburgh and there are flooded areas. Rivers running fast and high. Rain tapering off.
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    Two of my friends who were in their late 50s...

    Two of my friends who were in their late 50s married their long term partners due to health insurance. Only cost $50 for the license, no wait, no tests at their age.

    When I got married, military...
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    We do currently have cash directly to the working...

    We do currently have cash directly to the working poor with kids and it is called the Earned Income Credit. It is the 3rd largest welfare program after Medicaid and food stamps. If a person files...
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    This fairly recent article has a lot of info in...

    This fairly recent article has a lot of info in it regarding the UK. Note: the whole system in in somewhat of a crisis due to Brexit, the Universal Credit, and the costs of the NHS.
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    So sad.

    So sad.
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    Razz, something similiar to that happened at my...

    Razz, something similiar to that happened at my motherinlaw's senior community. A man was found dead in his apartment and had been dead for a number of days. So they all had a meeting to discuss...
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    They can give referral information and contact...

    They can give referral information and contact other organizations but that is the limit of their ability. Because what is there on the scene are two VOLUNTEERs who are ordinary citizens with an...
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    Invisible needy

    We have an animal advocacy group here helping our city animal control officers with the huge backlog they have. The volunteers make visits on low priority animal welfare calls. (they also run the...
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    Isn't necessary religion. Try living in a senior...

    Isn't necessary religion. Try living in a senior community with many people that have too much time on their hands. Or an HOA with too many seriously interested in their neighbor's lives. They are...
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    There are just some dog strains that have "bad"...

    There are just some dog strains that have "bad" bred into them from bad breeders. Example: There was a line of St. Bernard dogs that basically went insanely aggressive at around 2. The breeders had...
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    Brings back memories of the vicious dog that...

    Brings back memories of the vicious dog that lived next door to us when I was young. Nothing worked with the stupid owners until the dog got loose bit my brother and dad sued them. Turns out it was...
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    Gardnr: I am taking 28 quilts and 38 pillowcases...

    Gardnr: I am taking 28 quilts and 38 pillowcases made with a friend of mine to the Flying Horse Farm next weekend. I need to stop with the fabric acquisition.

    ps: there is a quilter's garage...
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    Unfortunately we carry ourselves wherever we go. ...

    Unfortunately we carry ourselves wherever we go. She has made a break but lost her past. It might find her again.
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    Sounds just like what would have happened to my...

    Sounds just like what would have happened to my Dad except he died in the hospital. He would have hated the nursing home/assisted living place. He always needed to be surrounded by his 65 years of...
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    We are like Steve. Used to have about 5-6 full...

    We are like Steve. Used to have about 5-6 full sized trees because our house was big. Gradually got rid of everything except special ornaments or ones I made. Did not like the mess or the dust...
  25. Fighting against our consumerist society requires...

    Fighting against our consumerist society requires energy and commitment. It is against the mainstream and usually requires asking why.

    As I have gotten older and no longer care about what other...
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