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    "Agency Leading Ebola Response Has Had Budget Cut...

    "Agency Leading Ebola Response Has Had Budget Cut Nearly $600 Million since 2010" -
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/ebola-cdc-budget_n_5913844.html

    Remember the pure libertarians don't...
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    Wonderful, long overdue. Heard an interview on...

    Wonderful, long overdue. Heard an interview on the radio with the first gay couple to take advantage of this and they got married at 12 noon today. They had been together for 16 years. Very moving.
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    I'm surprised they're lowering the walls to waist...

    I'm surprised they're lowering the walls to waist height. I know that's another office trend, but with the amount of time you have to be on the phone I'd think it would be a noise and privacy issue....
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    One legal professor commented that the U.S....

    One legal professor commented that the U.S. Supreme Ct. has "waved the white flag" by declining to hear challenges to gay marriage laws.
    Rob, you're right, the dominos are falling and it's only a...
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    I enjoyed Halloween as a kid, it was/is a major...

    I enjoyed Halloween as a kid, it was/is a major holiday second to Christmas for them. So I've been fulfilling my end of the bargain as an adult and giving out candy every year. It only takes about...
  6. Thread: Greetings

    by Lainey
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    Hi, lessisbest. My supervisor is retiring next...

    Hi, lessisbest. My supervisor is retiring next year, and actually has a "retirement countdown" clock on his computer at work - pretty funny! I'm sure your hubby is counting down the time too ..
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    Working at the Post Office - 2014

    http://www.themorningnews.org/article/blues-on-wheels

    Interesting article on what it's like to work for the P.O. The new normal is to be hired as a contract worker, so that's what the author...
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    If you google Worst Boss in the World, there's...

    If you google Worst Boss in the World, there's actually some contests out there. People have won prizes, anonymously of course, for their entries.
    I can't tell if these are still current...
  9. I've been conscious of that distinction for quite...

    I've been conscious of that distinction for quite a while, so when new people ask me "What do you do?" I say "I work as a ...." instead of "I am a ..."
    I hope they catch my meaning that my...
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    Very good news, rosarugosa. Just read an article...

    Very good news, rosarugosa. Just read an article in AARP magazine about identity theft, and how the 2013 statistics were even worse than 2012. And apparently thieves cruise neighborhoods and looks...
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    He's lucky to have you - have fun!

    He's lucky to have you - have fun!
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    Our local utilities were offering $99 energy...

    Our local utilities were offering $99 energy audits of your home, provided by a 3rd party vendor. They were not there to sell you anything, but just to take some measurements and let you know...
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    I think sometimes the stress level can creep up. ...

    I think sometimes the stress level can creep up. You don't hear so much about bosses who are screamers, but on the other hand, there are plenty of bosses who expect salaried employees to work 50-60...
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    Okay, Blackdog Lin, now you have to tell us what...

    Okay, Blackdog Lin, now you have to tell us what the Pinterest method is for washing windows!
  15. Thread: Book reviews

    by Lainey
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    "The Age of Miracles" A fictional account of a...

    "The Age of Miracles" A fictional account of a near future time when the rotation of the earth just begins slowing. Fascinating speculation on what happens to crops and food supply, the effect of...
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    Interesting, larknm. I'm watching some of my...

    Interesting, larknm. I'm watching some of my co-workers teach their middle school and high school children this same lesson. One of them actually forbids the word "can't" in his house when they're...
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    I have talked to older people (age 70+) and many...

    I have talked to older people (age 70+) and many times it's home maintenance chores that push them into these types of senior apartments vs. any physical ailments.
    After 50 some years of home...
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    +1, Catherine.

    +1, Catherine.
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    Netiquette: Please change the subject line of...

    Netiquette: Please change the subject line of your emails. Do not be lazy and just pull up the last email to the same group of people and type in a different topic.

    Confusion this week came...
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    Excellent job, GreenMama. It's true that being...

    Excellent job, GreenMama. It's true that being able to make the money from your sale and clearing out the space will allow you get something you really want and will use - a real motivator to do...
  21. Thread: pet peeve!!!

    by Lainey
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    I first heard "do you want to come with" many...

    I first heard "do you want to come with" many years ago, and I remember waiting for the speaker to say the last word .."me" but she never did.
    I think it's the crazy lazy way that our language is...
  22. Thread: The Roosevelts

    by Lainey
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    I'm enjoying watching the series too. One thing...

    I'm enjoying watching the series too. One thing that struck me was how hard all 3 of these Roosevelts worked in their daily lives despite physical pain, emotional issues, and everything else that...
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    That's a big milestone. I hadn't heard of...

    That's a big milestone. I hadn't heard of "golden birthdays" until a few years ago, and I think it's nice to make an extra celebration out of it.
    And isn't it nice to see your kids maturing and...
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    I'm sorry this happened to you, rosarugosa. I'm...

    I'm sorry this happened to you, rosarugosa. I'm not sure how they do it either, but suspicions are that there are insiders who facilitate some of it.

    This happened to my co-worker's wife, and he...
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    I think our country will be forced to adopt the...

    I think our country will be forced to adopt the more commonsense regs of other 1st world countries. For example, there's going to have to be some limits on things Medicaid and Medicare will cover. ...
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