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   Gram77 posted on Coffee Klatch  How did those white flags get on the Brooklyn Bridge with no one seeing anyone up there? Why were they left up for so long? Were these flags intended to mean something?
15 hours ago .

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   Rake King  A white flag is a surrender instrument. With our President's helplessness concerning the downed jet, I think it is obvious what they meant.
15 hours ago .

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   MeiDei  The scariest part is - if they can get up there undetected - some terrorist could just as easily gain access with a bomb that would cause havoc. The flags were either bleached or spray painted & the people were caught on tape. I fault the news for listing how it was done.
10 hours ago .

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   Rake King  The news reports empty bleach bottles were found up top. To blank out the lights (while they did their deed ) they placed aluminum pots exactly the right size over the lights. That fact made the NYPD think it was an inside job, or by former contract workers who brought the right size. Video of them is in the hands of police, no further at this time.
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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Stupid question or maybe not. The sinking of The Lusitania was the beginning of the first world war, Pearl Harbor took us into the second world war. Is the downing of this plane going to take us into yet another war? I'll bet Rake and Wrightwinger have some excellent thoughts.
Monday at 12:31 EST .

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   Rake King  He is the king alright....King of Fund Raisers. As each day passes he becomes a lamer duck. The world is exploding around him, and what does he say..."well we may have to look at tougher sanctions". Can you believe that would be the reply of Reagan, Truman, to 295 people murdered by a bunch of thugs with their faces covered? Obama had better be careful or he will be drawing lines in the sand in New Jersey, or New York City.
Yesterday at 09:23 EST .

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   Rake King  My question is the World Court in the Hague, going to indict those masked thugs for murder, as they did the Serbian Generals and President. All the countries represented by the passengers and crew should demand the World Court take action.
Yesterday at 11:09 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  TV is rather blah tonight so I tuned in to a movie for TV. An actor appears in a scene and I'm thinking that he looks rather familiar and finally I realize it's Nick Nolte. He looks really bad and terribly old. Yet another actor that has made poor choices and has really messed up his life and career. So sad.
Sunday at 21:05 EST .

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   Surfhut  I used to see him at the grocery store when I lived in SoCal. He was always drunk with dirty, matted hair, wearing hospital scrubs. Sad, indeed.
Monday at 06:54 EST .

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   Rake King  Nolte made a fool out of himself at an awards show where a tribute for Elia Kazan was taking place, and Nolte stood up and turned his back to the stage. Nolte later stated he did that in protest to Kazan's testimony before the U S Congress Unamerican Activities committee re some communists in Hollywood....60 YEARS AGO!, Kazan's legacy of great movie direction stands way above Nolte's talent and drunk life style.
Monday at 20:53 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Just finished The Martian. It's not like the books I usually read but boy am I glad I did.
July 17 at 13:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  Not like my usual choice of book, either, Gram, but I won't be forgetting that one.
July 17 at 17:38 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Rake, please take a look at the posts below from your true friends. Don't let one person get in your way. You know I am one who stays out of stuff but.....you are a wise man and I'm betting you're heard the saying......pick your battles. Believe me this one isn't worth it. Take a breather and I see you in a few days.
July 16 at 23:20 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  How many times have I seen all these actors and can't name one. For Shame!!
July 15 at 20:43 EST .

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   Rake King  Remember Gram, naming a show or movie earns you half.
July 15 at 21:48 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Some time ago someone mentioned that they had just finished reading The Martian. The reader also said even though there was quite a bit of detail, they found it quite good and referred to the ending but thank goodness didn't reveal it. Just wanted to share with that reader that I am only 3 chapters in and it is a really good read. Can't imagine the outcome of the stranded fella, and stranded on Mars of all places! My house chores are going to go unattended because I am hooked.
July 14 at 17:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  I think Storm recommended this one & I passed it along to a friend of mine, she's finished reading it & we get together next week to swap books.....I'm looking forward to the read.
July 15 at 10:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  Twas indeed moi, Gram. I'm so glad you liked the book. I will have to stop saying I don't like science fiction because I find I truly enjoy some of it. You'll enjoy The Martian MeiDei.

BTW, if I had revealed the ending, I should have been hung by my thumbs until dead, dead, dead.
July 15 at 13:29 EST .

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   Gram77  You did not reveal the ending. I think what you said was that the reader will not believe the ending. I stopped reading for supper last night just when they figured out the fella is alive.
July 15 at 16:53 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Pet Peeves  I live in Bradenton, FL. and travel a lot on Route 41, also known by The Tamiami Trail. This is a really busy route with 3 lanes on each side of the street plus the left turn lane. There is not a day goes by that I don't see people with children, elderly people and even those in power driven wheel chairs trying to cross by standing in the left turn area or just standing in one of the lanes. Cars fly by all the time! Nearly always only about 100 feet to the left or right there is a traffic light but these folks choose to cross in the most dangerous place there is. Just a day or two ago there was a young mother with a baby in a stroller trying to cross and I said out loud to myself.......what are you thinking!! I am amazed more people aren't injured.
July 13 at 08:55 EST .

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   Balogreene  Or killed. I see it on Rte 29 in Northern VA where the speed limit is anywhere from 40 - 50, and on lots of slower, but 4-lane roads. It scares the dickens out of me, because I don't want to be around when someone gets hit.
July 13 at 11:08 EST .

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   Safetydude  Hey Gram,

Sometimes I get stuck on the Tamiami Trail, rather than
I-75, because I have a dilivery that requires it.
My company is based in Englewood and I go from Bradenton to Naples.
I can't remember ever seeing cars'..."fly"...on the Trail.
All I sse is a bunch drivers, half of whom I think, should not be behind the wheel of anything bigger or faster than a golf cart, maybe not even that, clogging the speed limit flow of traffic looking for their turn-off. I've even seen drivers come to a complete stop in the center lane 'till they figure how to make their turn.

We live in a '55 and over' retirement community in North Port, entrance off the Tamiami Trail, and I think the residents drive faster in my community then they do once on the Trai.
July 13 at 15:54 EST .

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   Gram77  Hey, hi....traffic around the intersection of 41 and Cortez Road is always nuts, especially when the snow birds are here. This is the worst area for these silly people choosing to cross without a light. I like it around Naples. Wouldn't mind living there.
July 14 at 14:21 EST .

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   Safetydude  Gram,

At Ortiz and the Trail there is a SCAT(I love that name, (GOOGLE it )bus stop and, it seems, most of the people getting off the bus head for the Walgreens, which is on the same side of the Trail as the stop.
The only thing on the other side is, what used to be Warm Mineral Springs, and a motel.
July 14 at 19:06 EST .

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   Rake King  If suddenly every driver (commercial drivers excluded ) had to pass a driving test, what percent do you think would pass (obviously those who didn't would constitute the difference )?
July 15 at 19:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  I was originally licensed in IL in 1968. In 1982 when I moved to NM they accepted my IL license (no tickets ) with no question. In 1990, in NY, I had lost everything in a robbery. NY accepted a letter from NM that I had not tickets, and gave me a license. In 1998 in VA, they simply transferred my NY license.

Every time I get a new license, they ask me, "do you just want to transfer over, or do you want to take the tests?" Do I look like an idiot? I'm glad I don't have to retake the tests, but, I disagree with RK, if I have to, so do commercial drivers. Here in VA, the older you get, the more you have to retake.
July 15 at 22:39 EST .

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   Rake King  Balo, I was exempting commercial drivers, only because they are tested a lot, right Dude?
I have not read the official drivers license test book since I came out of the Army in 1957, due to my previous license lapsing. I am sure I would fail the written test, but pass the driving test.
Monday at 21:20 EST .

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   Safetydude  R K,

I have a Florida Class B, CDL, so I can only speak to that.
Initially you take a written exam then prior to your over the road test you have to do a 60 point vehicle check, from memory, nooo checklist allowed. The over the road test includes city and highway driving. Backing into a loading dock and whatever manuver the examiner feels you're weak at.
Then, depending on what you haul, if it's Haz-Mat, or if your truck has air brakes you have to get special endorsements'.
You go through the same procedure to renew.
Yesterday at 18:16 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Rake, just have to share. The old musicals I was literally raised with. I was allowed as a little kid to see any movie with music and in the late 30s Nelson Eddy was very popular. I came from a big family and was really lucky that almost everyone in my family was musical. Some teaching and some made a living with their talents. A family get together was always major fun. In my great grandmother's house there were 2 old upright pianos and 2 people would be at each one. I remember someone always laid down all the photographs on those pianos because once everyone got going they all jiggled and jumped. It's in my blood and when you post old musicals it brings back wonderful memories.
July 11 at 22:35 EST .

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   Rake King  No explanation required, I know you play our quizzes honestly. I love the story of your family, and a family filled with music is a happy family. Myself I was a singer, Acapella Choir, short stint at the St. Louis Municipal Opera,
and one of the leads in the Red Mill (high school presentation ). Probably should have gone after a pro career in music, but as an only child my parents needed me to survive the family business they worked so hard during the depression to create. To this day I enjoy and listen to all genre in music from CW, to Pop, To Jazz (my favorite ), to classical. Glad some of my older musical posts instill memories...."that's my job, man".
July 12 at 07:26 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Coffee Klatch  Well, I'll be darned, I saw my post and then it was gone! Anyway I agree with MeiDei. The kitty is right behind the lady with the mumu and what in the dickens is a cat doing in the midst of all those people? That's not normally their nature.
July 11 at 19:41 EST .

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   Ynaught  Photoshop, Gram!
July 11 at 21:44 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Munchie the gremlin was hungry, again!
July 11 at 22:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  I thought once the posts hit 10, the next ones go to "View all xxx posts" - Gram your original post I think was #11 below so you have to go to View All...
July 11 at 22:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Y - are you going to give us the answer? : )
July 12 at 14:18 EST .

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   Ynaught  You had it, MD! Behind the blue muumuu!
July 12 at 18:17 EST .

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