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    I definitely see the value of texting, but my...

    I definitely see the value of texting, but my problem is that I do not want to go around with my phone in my hand or propped in front of me 24/7. I leave my phone in my purse or on the kitchen...
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    Good call. In first grade my friend's baby...

    Good call. In first grade my friend's baby brother died from whooping cough. And a few years ago I'd read about a pediatrician who had an audio tape of a baby with whooping cough struggling to...
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    yep, short term gain, long term pain.

    yep, short term gain, long term pain.
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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/cheap-oil-i...

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/cheap-oil-is-dangerous-for-america-despite-consumer-savings/ar-AA8qPWw


    A thoughtful article on the ramifications on our economy for low oil prices. It's...
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    yes, I just edited my post as you were...

    yes, I just edited my post as you were responding.

    But another interesting fact is that the Civil Rights law was ahead of public sentiment, for a change. These days the judges sit back until...
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    An interesting article in the local newspaper...

    An interesting article in the local newspaper looking back 50 years ago when the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964:
    - 51% in a 1964 survey said, "Restaurant owners should not have to serve...
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    Blueberry coffee at the local convenience store. ...

    Blueberry coffee at the local convenience store. Really brightens my day when they serve this.
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    Paid $1.77 today here in Phx.

    Paid $1.77 today here in Phx.
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    Valley, I just wanted to acknowledge your post. ...

    Valley, I just wanted to acknowledge your post. It must have been tough to hear this diagnosis. Very true that we never know what life holds in store. All the best to you.
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    Hi, TSL - sounds like you've already done a lot...

    Hi, TSL - sounds like you've already done a lot of simplifying. I'm sure you could teach some things to many here. Looking forward to more postings.
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    +1 And I also think we need to address another...

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    And I also think we need to address another root cause: our insatiable need for Middle East oil. We pay the Saudis for oil, the Saudias fund madrassas to appease the fanatics, and the fanatics...
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    A message from the universe ... I hope it...

    A message from the universe ...

    I hope it wasn't in the middle of the night while you were sleeping - that would have scared the crap out of me!
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    "Foxcatcher" starring Steve Carrell, Channing...

    "Foxcatcher" starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Based on a true story of John duPont and his training facility for wrestlers on his estate. Stellar performances by all three.
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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/10/t...

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/10/the-nypd-slowdown-s-dirty-little-secret.html#

    Interesting article about the ambivalence of many police to arrest people for petty crimes like open...
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    Wouldn't it have been hilarious if a liberal...

    Wouldn't it have been hilarious if a liberal said, "My only regret is that Timothy McVeigh didn't go to the NRA headquarters?" ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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    So when Ann Coulter said "My only regret with...

    So when Ann Coulter said "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is that he did not go to the New York Times building" where was the conservative outrage then? Or when Sen. Jesse Helms said that if...
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    So using this same logic, everyone on this forum...

    So using this same logic, everyone on this forum and anywhere else who has ever expressed an anti-government rant is directly responsible for Eric Frein's killing of that officer because they...
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    The Imitation Game - based on the true story...

    The Imitation Game - based on the true story about Alan Turing the the breaking of Enigma, the WWII German code machine. Fascinating and well-deserved although late honors to Mr. Turing.
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    ha, Azure - good for you! I went to the...

    ha, Azure - good for you!

    I went to the movies today and there was a grown woman in line in front of me wearing her pj bottoms and a hooded sweatshirt. I can't see myself going out in public...
  20. Happy New Year, Rob. Looks like this lawsuit is...

    Happy New Year, Rob. Looks like this lawsuit is like most of these things - it's being pushed on a technicality about whether it was a new tax and therefore required by the state legislature to...
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    I too am interested in more aspects of aging,...

    I too am interested in more aspects of aging, especially as I approach the big 60 next month.

    I liked Mary Pipher's book "Another Country", a non-fiction work on aging in the U.S. One takeaway...
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    Many words of wisdom here. I'd like to add the...

    Many words of wisdom here. I'd like to add the famous quote by Maya Angelou: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

    I think younger women (including myself back...
  23. Good for you, Blackdog Lin. Sounds like there...

    Good for you, Blackdog Lin. Sounds like there has been great feedback from others to that editor as well. Have fun with it!
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    "Pride" - based on the true story of 1980s Great...

    "Pride" - based on the true story of 1980s Great Britain coal miner strike and the group of gays and lesbians who help financially support them. Don't like to use the cliche "heartwarming" but this...
  25. In my many years of working in offices I've found...

    In my many years of working in offices I've found that inertia is the biggest obstacle to change. So I wouldn't ascribe much evil intent in your scenario, but rather a normal human resistance to...
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