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    I am having health issues too which came on...

    I am having health issues too which came on recently - back and side pain that comes and goes. I too am completely flummoxed by doctors so don't even want to go down that rabbit hole again. DH and I...
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    If there are so many available jobs, why are...

    If there are so many available jobs, why are there young, homeless people multiplying in many places?
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    Seems to me that "purpose" is a nebulous thing....

    Seems to me that "purpose" is a nebulous thing. We took our SS at 62. Perhaps if I had had a career that made me jump out of bed with glee every morning, I would have postponed.
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    7 or 8...mostly since I have gotten older. I have...

    7 or 8...mostly since I have gotten older. I have always been an even keel sort of person.
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    No doubt there will be fireworks going off in all...

    No doubt there will be fireworks going off in all these dry places even though prohibited.
  6. Thread: Keto

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    I have no interest in giving up potatos. All...

    I have no interest in giving up potatos. All foods in moderation works best for me.
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    Happiness is a Choice: Lessons from a year among...

    Happiness is a Choice: Lessons from a year among the oldest old. Has some very good advice about the big picture of a long life.
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    Hopped a jet to go see them. I guess we'll let...

    Hopped a jet to go see them. I guess we'll let them pick our names.
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    I'm a grandma now!!

    The reality is sinking in as twins were delivered two days ago. Not something I thought would ever happen...
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    I am only guessing that when you are that depressed it is hard to know that feelings and situations can change for the better over time. So many teens here killing themselves...so sad. One of the...
  11. Broken humans are one of the things I ruminate...

    Broken humans are one of the things I ruminate about. Why are so many people so unhappy? Is it really that hard to be a human? It drives me nuts when a parent commits suicide and leaves that legacy...
  12. Thread: White men

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    My experience is that many TSA employees enjoy...

    My experience is that many TSA employees enjoy hassling people regardless of physical characteristics. You can take their actions any way you please but I think they might enjoy their little bit of...
  13. Another fact I learned it that suicide is more...

    Another fact I learned it that suicide is more prevalent in higher altitudes.
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    I recently re-read my father's diary from 1948....

    I recently re-read my father's diary from 1948. He would have been in his 30s and already quite proudly an alcoholic so The Recovering was of personal interest. I have always wondered about the power...
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    Doesn't the employer pay in to a fund for...

    Doesn't the employer pay in to a fund for covering unemployment? I recall that DH filed for unemployment when laid off in 2009. I think he got about six weeks worth of coverage before taking another...
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    I'm not sure this stuff happens just in work...

    I'm not sure this stuff happens just in work situations. People today are far less civil to each other than not too long ago. I miss civility:(
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    At our last house, we cut down quite a few trees...

    At our last house, we cut down quite a few trees that were dying or in danger of falling over. There is a law there that a city arborist has to OK cutting down any tree over a certain trunk size. And...
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    Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of...

    Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America - since I moved to a marijuana state
    The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath - personal memoir about becoming an alcoholic at a...
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    That's some fast work and looks nice. I imagine I...

    That's some fast work and looks nice. I imagine I will be cleaning up this place for several years - former rent house.
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    I think they say you have to get the Tdap unless...

    I think they say you have to get the Tdap unless babies have had theirs which can't happen until they are 2-3 months.
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    I wonder if a placebo can work the other way too...

    I wonder if a placebo can work the other way too - if we are not convinced a pill will work or will have bad side effects, it probably will. I had such a horrible reaction to Cipro once, that I am...
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    Hasn't it been proven that a large percentage of...

    Hasn't it been proven that a large percentage of a medicine's or treatment's effectiveness (homeopathic or conventional) is whether or not we believe it will help us? Placebo effect.
  23. I read that the parents of one of the students...

    I read that the parents of one of the students killed in the Santa Fe Tx shooting is suing the shooter's parents. I found it odd that the father of the shooter defended his son's actions.
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    Wondering about all the huge trucks and SUVs out...

    Wondering about all the huge trucks and SUVs out there once again...perhaps they get better gas mileage now?
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    Growing up in the 50s and 60s, it was a right of...

    Growing up in the 50s and 60s, it was a right of passage to get the measles and mumps. I had them both. Everyone had the little smallpox scar on their arm too from that shot. I don't recall children...
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