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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  

2001 Holiday Inn ad
October 19 at 07:48 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  

October 17 at 19:10 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  "... in the past year, nearly 130,000 immigrants have flooded across the Mexican border, taking advantage of taxpayer-funded benefits. Some experts believe that the hordes of people, primarily Central Americans, are bringing a different virus with them, enterovirus 68. How easily might unknown viruses, including Ebola, cross the southern US border as well?"

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If we do stop flights from West Africa at our borders, what is to stop infected people from coming through our porous southern border? Those exposed to Ebola (and I can't blame them ) are going to do everything in their power to get to this country for our free health care and humane treatment (they heard about Duncan ). Is our government TRYING to kill us in the name of political correctness? At least two health care workers have been diagnosed with Ebola (I pray for them ) all because one infected immigrant was allowed to fly into out cities. It reminds me of trading five terrorists for one deserter. Except, of course, our dedicated health care workers (and anyone else who happened to be exposed ) are not terrorists--they are the good guys. Yet they are being traded for an infected immigrant who knew he had been exposed. And, in addition, to show their gratitude, I read that Duncan's family is suing claiming he was discriminated against. What about the health care workers? This makes me livid.

If anyone exposed by Duncan's (and our administration's ) irresponsible behavior, that death is on their hands and should be called what it is: homicide.
October 17 at 09:20 EST .

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   Bettijo  I stole this off another blog:

"We have Ebola in the USA as a direct result of two liars, Thomas Duncan and Barack Obama. One should have never left been allowed to leave Africa and the other needs to be sent back."
October 17 at 09:40 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  Finally a clear explanation of unemployment ...

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 7.8%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.

COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.

ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 7.8% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.7% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that's 7.8%.

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%?

ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work.

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can't count the "Out of W ork" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment rolls that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would g o down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how they get it to 7.8%. Otherwise it would be 14.7%. Our govt. doesn't want you to read about 14.7% unemployment.

COSTELLO: That would be tough on those running for reelection.

ABBOTT: Absolutely!

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an Economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like Congress.
October 14 at 17:20 EST .

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   Gerty  Ahhhhh...yes!
October 14 at 21:40 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  While the chart says “Census Bureau” at the bottom remember that since the Age of Obama “Census” reports directly to the White House.
   October 13 at 13:01 EST .

   Bettijo  Credit above to:
October 13 at 13:02 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Photography  Can one of you recommend a really good video camera? Thanks.
October 13 at 10:14 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Most high end digital SLR cameras also take video. I haven't tried it yet with my Canon XSi, but have the capability.
October 13 at 13:19 EST .

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   Bettijo  Thanks, Buzz, let me know how this works for you. My daughter wants a dedicated video camera and I am looking for one for her for Christmas. Since I know NOTHING about cameras at all, I am asking for advice from my fellow LDotters who do know about such things. Thanks.
October 17 at 08:41 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  How much are you looking to spend?
October 18 at 02:13 EST .

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   Bettijo  Up to $300 max, hopefully closer to $200. Thanks.
October 18 at 20:49 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  You'll not find much in that range that will give you still and video at a high resolution. The Canon XSi can be found on eBay for under $200 now. Granted, it is used in most cases, but it is a high qualify camera. I love mine.
October 21 at 02:06 EST .

   Bettijo  You are right. I did not realize how expensive they were. I found this for $499. Is this what you are talking about?

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 ($549.99 with 18-55mm lens ) is the latest entry-level D-SLR from Canon, and given the brand name, it's likely the one that first-time SLR buyers will gravitate toward. It's priced attractively, a full $100 less than the Nikon D3300, but it lags behind the D3300 in image quality, video options, and burst shooting. If you're set on getting a Canon, the SL1$599.00 at Amazon and the T5i$699.00 at B&H Photo-Video are better-performing cameras. Our favorite D-SLR that's priced at less than $1,000, the Nikon D5300$508.93 at Eglobal Central, is another option.,2817,245
22 hours ago .

   Ole buzzard  Both of my SLR cameras (film and digital ) are Canon. I chose Canon primarily because of their quality reputation, although Nikon and Olympus are high quality as well.
17 hours ago .

   Bettijo posted on The Road Automobilia  A week or so ago I posted the story of the custom car which was demolished. I deleted that post because it had some mistakes in it. Now, the rest of the story. The car was named Job One and built by Dave Crook in California. It did take 12 or 13 years to build because Dave was working full time designing for GM at the time. I was wrong about the selling price, sorry, it was $350,000....still a lot of money. To refresh, the owner and his wife were driving the car to a local car show. It was so close they did not bother with a trailer, while turning into the show grounds, they were rear-ended by a 16-year-old girl who was texting. The man was airlifted to Mt. Sinai Hospital; as far as I know both he and his wife are still in some rehab facility. The teenager was unhurt. Car was totally demolished. Thought I would post a picture of Job One. Some of you car enthusiast might know of it. Such a sad story.
   October 12 at 15:29 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  

   October 12 at 06:42 EST .

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   Gerty  This is just wonderful, MissBettijo---and if I watch it one more time, I'm going to be late to Church!! Thank you so much for posting.
October 12 at 11:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  With the exception of the bear, wolf, bald eagle & puma - all live in my backyard - just lovely.
October 12 at 14:14 EST .

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   Ynaught  Loved it!
October 14 at 06:59 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  How to Choose Beef Cuts

When shopping for beef, have you ever taken pause to consider the difference between "Choice" and "Select" cuts? Or did you simply assume these were marketing terms with no meaning?

The USDA defines 8 quality levels for beef. They are stamped on the carcass, but by the time you buy your cuts at the butcher counter, the only way to know is by examining the shield shaped sticker on the package. The quality grades are awarded for 3 parameters:

Here is how the USDA ranks the beef you buy:

•Prime grade beef is produced from young, well-fed cows. It has abundant marbling and is generally sold in restaurants and hotels. Prime roasts and steaks are excellent for dry-heat cooking (broiling, roasting, or grilling ).

•Choice grade is still of high quality, but has less marbling than Prime. Choice roasts and steaks are from the loin and rib. They are very tender, juicy, and flavorful. They also do well with dry-heat cooking. Many of the less tender cuts, such as those from the rump, round, and blade (chuck ), can also be cooked with dry heat if not overcooked. Such cuts will be most tender if "braised", which means roasted or simmered with a small amount of liquid in a tightly covered pan.
•Select grade is very uniform in quality and normally leaner than the higher grades. It is fairly tender, but, because it has less marbling, it may lack some of the juiciness and flavor of the higher grades. Only the tender cuts (loin, rib, sirloin ) should be cooked with dry heat. Other cuts should be marinated before cooking or braised to obtain maximum tenderness and flavor.

•Standard & Commercial grade are frequently sold as ungraded or as "store brand" meat. Marinate or braise to avoid chewing for hours.

•Utility, Cutter, & Canner grade are seldom, if ever, sold at retail. They are used to make ground beef and other processed products.

Want to take a guess what quality grade the beef is in your fast food burger or deli meat gets?

Bottom Line

When choosing beef, its quality designation makes a difference.

Copyright 2014 Fooducate, LTD.

   October 12 at 06:14 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Stole this from a poster on another blog about the recent court rulings on gay marriage:

Doan’t You Be What You Ain’t

Doan’t ye be what you ain’t,
Jes you be what you is.
Ef a man is what he isn’t
Den he isn’t what he is.
Ef you’s jes a little tadpole,
Doan’t you try to be de frog.
Ef you’s de tail doan’t you try
to wag de dog.
Ef a man is what he isn’t, den
he isn’t what he am,
And sure as I’m a-talking’ he isn’t worth a
   October 11 at 09:50 EST .

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