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   August9 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Allow me to add to all of the kind posts above in wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!

Let's all pray, and work toward 2014 being a banner year for conservatism!
December 25 at 14:16 EST .

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   August9  Oops! sorry for the repeat!
December 25 at 14:17 EST .

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   NotaBene  Dear August, I am praying for the salvation of this wonderful country also. We immigrated 28 years ago and we are worried about the future.

May God bless us all and also thus beautiful country.
December 25 at 17:26 EST .

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   August9 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Allow me to add to all of the kind posts above in wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!

Let's all pray, and work toward 2014 being a banner year for conservatism!
December 25 at 14:16 EST .

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   August9 posted on Recipes  Hello everyone, I have a question that probably belongs here ------

I've been looking for an olive oil dispenser bottle (the type with the metal pouring spigot ), and noticed that they are all made of clear glass while the olive oil sold in stores is always in colored bottles.

Am wondering if the reason for the colored bottles is to prevent spoilage or a change in taste.

Any thoughts or ideas?

(yes, I know that beer comes in brown bottles, and yet Miller uses clear bottles, but that is a discussion for a different day. )



Been looking for a tabletop olive oil dispenser bottle, (the kind with the metat pouring
spigot ), and noticed that they're made of clear glass, while the olive oil sold in stores
comes in brown glass bottles.

Am wondering if the brown glass prevents spoilage, or changes in taste. (I would think they'res


Been looking for a olive oil tabletop dispenser, (the bottle with the metat pouring spout )
May 20 at 17:15 EST .

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   Nugoddess  August, I do not know that clear glass really makes that much difference - they sell olive oil in clear bottles in Italy and I have seen clear bottles here in the States.

What affects olive oil more profoundly than UV rays is heat and exposure to air: keep your olive oil stored in a cool, dark place (such as a pantry as opposed to keeping it on the stove top. ) I am sure La-Di-Da chefs and gourmet critics would dispute my statement, but I'm just a home cook and olive oil doesn't last long enough in my pantry to spoil.

Check your local restaurant supply outlet for the olive oil dispenser you want - odds are they will have exactly what you seek.
May 20 at 20:21 EST .

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   Nugoddess  P.S. Here's a link to Chef's Catalog: http://www.chefscatalog.com/

And here is a link to their oil cruets: http://tinyurl.com/7zekufe
May 20 at 20:26 EST .

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   Judith  I took a very attractive dessert wine bottle, finished the wine, cleaned the bottle and got from the liquor store and/or the grocery store, a top that the bottom is plastic and screws into the bottle, to top is a pourer with a rubber cap. I assume you can check your stores (grocery and liquor )and find a bottle you like, and do the same.
May 21 at 16:21 EST .

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   August9  Thanks Nu & Judith for the suggestions!
May 22 at 00:18 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  I don't think it matters what type of bottle you use, just keep olive oil out of direct heat or sunlight.
May 26 at 22:53 EST .

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   August9 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Good afternoon everyone!
I'm having a "senior moment, and need some help.....In the past few days, I've seen two posts that explain this countrie's financial situation in simple, everyday terms, and I can't recall where I saw these posts.

The explanation went along this line:

A family has an annual income of $AAA and they're annual spending is $BBB.
This family's current debt load is $CCC, and they have just agreed to a financial plan that will increase that debt load to $DDD in ten years

While I remember that the two posts had slightly different numbers, the relationship was close. The obvious question was: would you lend money to these people?

If someone knows where this example is posted, I would appreciate your response.........Thanks in advance!
August 7 at 13:54 EST .

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   Ynaught  Senior moments are a way of life for me! I posted one and will look it up, but here is another I just received by email:

This is much easier to understand when you take away all those zeros.




Federal Budget 101

The U.S. Congress sets a federal budget every year in the trillions of dollars. Few people know how much money that is so we created a breakdown of federal spending in simple terms. Let's put the 2011 federal budget into perspective:

U.S. income: $2,170,000,000,000
Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000 (about 1 percent of the budget )

It helps to think about these numbers in terms that we can relate to. Let's remove eight zeros from these numbers and pretend this is the household budget for the fictitious Jones family.


Total annual income for the Jones family: $21,700
Amount of money the Jones family spent: $38,200
Amount of new debt added to the credit card: $16,500
Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
Amount cut from the budget: $385

So in effect last month Congress, or in this example the Jones family, sat down at the kitchen table and agreed to cut $385 from its annual budget. What family would cut $385 of spending in order to solve $16,500 in deficit spending?

It is a start, although hardly a solution.

Now after years of this, the Jones family has $142,710 of debt on its credit card (which is the equivalent of the national debt ).

You would think the Jones family would recognize and address this situation, but it does not. Neither does Congress.

The root of the debt problem is that the voters typically do not send people to Congress to save money. They are sent there to bring home the bacon to their own home state.

To effect budget change, we need to change the job description and give Congress new marching orders.

It is awfully hard (but not impossible ) to reverse course and tell the government to stop borrowing money from our children and spending it now.

In effect, what we have is a reverse mortgage on the country. The problem is that the voters have become addicted to the money. Moreover, the American voters are still in the denial stage, and do not want to face the possibility of going into rehab.

By: DAVID THOMAS
Chief Executive Officer
Equitas Capital Advisors LLC
August 7 at 14:20 EST .

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   Ynaught  Actually, Landshark posted this one:

Understanding the debt deal - "If the US Government were a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, and spending $75,000 a year, and are $327,000 in debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand." - Dave Ramsey.
August 7 at 14:23 EST .

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   Saguni  This was posted a page and a half down...

Landshark: Understanding the debt deal - "If the US Government were a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, and spending $75,000 a year, and are $327,000 in debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand." - Dave Ramsey.
August 7 at 15:35 EST .

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   August9  Yes, the Landshark post of two days ago was one that I remember (now! ), however, I seem to recall another one which stated how much this family would owe in ten years, (I.E. the settlement fiasco of last Tuesday ).
I'm guessing that I saw it on Redstate, Hot Air, or Right Wing News.

Again ----THANKS to all!
August 7 at 21:32 EST .

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   August9 posted on Jokes  Grandpa gets audited!

The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office.

The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

The auditor said, 'Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment,

which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I'm not sure the IRS finds that believable.'

I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it,' says Grandpa. 'How about a demonstration?'

The auditor thinks for a moment and said, 'Okay. Go ahead.'

Grandpa says, 'I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.'

The auditor thinks a moment and says, 'It's a bet.'

Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor's jaw drops.

Grandpa says, 'Now, I'll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.'

Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn't blind, so he takes the bet.

Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye..

The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa's attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.

'Want to go double or nothing?' Grandpa asks 'I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.'

The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there's no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.

Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor's desk.

The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.

But Grandpa's own attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.

'Are you okay?' the auditor asks.

'Not really,' says the attorney. 'This morning, when Grandpa told me he'd been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you'd be happy about it!'

I keep telling you! Don't Mess with Old People!!
February 19 at 00:27 EST .

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   Paget51  I'm going to pass this on to my 88 yr. old FIL! He will love it! :)
February 19 at 12:14 EST .

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   August9 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Heartfelt best wishes to all L-Dotters for a joyous Christmas!!!!
December 24 at 20:06 EST .

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   Flatwater  "Truly he taught us to love one another!
His law is love, and His gospel is peace!
Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother!
And in His name, ALL oppression shall CEASE!
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!"
December 25 at 01:13 EST .

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