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   Hollyhock posted on Faith  Prayer Alert! Olhokie64, long time poster and friend of the Connection is in very poor health and in need of our prayers.
May 16 at 10:00 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers from Gram.
May 16 at 10:49 EST .

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   Phooey  Sent with more to come.
May 16 at 14:02 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up!
May 16 at 17:43 EST .

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   Surfhut  Prayers for our dear friend.
May 16 at 19:43 EST .

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   NWPA  I'm sorry to hear of this. Will certainly pray for a good outcome.
May 23 at 22:14 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Household Hints  Mr WrightWinger, do you know how to resolve the problem of dishwasher detergent that is phosphate free? In Washington state you cannot buy dishwasher deterg that has phosphates. IT DOESN'T WORK!! Will adding a 1/2 cup of bleach to a load cause harm? It isn't just us as others are having the same problem. Any suggestions?
May 5 at 12:54 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Lowes has TSP, by DAP, Tri-sodium Phosphate, I add it to my clothes washer and dishwasher because our city water is crap.
DH, although driving a rig for the last 7 years is a chemical engineer. It is an all purpose cleaner, and Flaming Sword had a link to RestockIt, and I buy Cascade for the dishwasher, restaurant brand that has phosphate so I no longer need the tsp for that. You need to claim it is for professional use, but since our ladies use the DAV kitchen once a month and have to 'do dishes' it works out fine. I am not sure what clorine or tsp will do to the gaskets and other parts.
May 5 at 14:19 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Holly, I emailed the link the Flaming sent me, I bought Cascade, t-Paper, paper towels, Dawn degreaser, etc. no problems.
May 5 at 14:56 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Thanks, you guys are a great help.
May 5 at 15:35 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I was delighted to have such a simple solution but it was not to be. I was foiled again by the greenies. Made a trip to the hardware to buy TSP. When I got home I found I bought phosphate free
TSP substitute. Any more suggestions?
May 5 at 18:42 EST .

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   Hollyhock  The Free Republic article explains about phosphates.

There was an experiment in Spokane county to not allow the use or sale of dishwasher deterg with phosphates. The experiment lasted for 2 years and it was a royal failure. Not to worry. enviromentalist managed to make it law in the whole state. When is it better to have to run dish washer 2 times to get them clean?
May 7 at 09:07 EST .

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   Carmen  I buy dishwasher detergent with TSP from a commercial vendor online. Google it. You will have to buy a case but it sure has made a difference in the dishwasher. I don't even use a additive any more.
May 24 at 16:37 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  OK , the party's over. The restaurant/industrial Cascade with phosphates has been discontinued. I found out last night. I was down to 2 boxes and was going to reorder, because nothing else cleans. Proctor and Gamble stopped making it roughly last December. I hit a lot of websites where it was being discussed. People were furious, and snapped it up by the case when it happened.

I did some heavy duty research. The only, and I mean only one left with phosphates I could find is called Bubble Bandit. It's for sale on Amazon. . I have no idea if it's good, but there's there's now no other choice. We'll find out. I got my order in. If it works, I am stocking up bigtime.
June 15 at 18:22 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  This is a link to a Newsmax article by Dick Morris about how Dems are trying to do away with the electoral college. I would like to know what people think.

http://www.newsmax.com/Morris/morris-democrats-electoral-col
lege/2014/04/15/id/565661/
April 23 at 11:50 EST .

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   StormCnter  Democrats have been trying to get rid of the electoral college for many years. Of course, doing so would pass all government control to the big cities. Think New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. The South and West would just be onlookers, no longer really able to participate. The effort has always failed, and will probably fail again this time.
April 24 at 06:10 EST .

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   WAN2  Be leery of anything the toe-sucker says...
April 24 at 09:04 EST .

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   Bettijo  The Newsmax article reminded me of the change in the Constitution to allow election of senators by popular vote. They used to be elected by state legislators. Critics of the Seventeenth Amendment claim that by altering the way senators are elected, the states lost any representation they had in the federal government and that, in addition to violating the unamendable state suffrage clause of Article V, this led to the gradual "slide into ignominy" of state legislatures, as well as an overextension of federal power and the rise of special interest groups to fill the power vacuum previously occupied by state legislatures. In addition, concerns have been raised about the power of governors to appoint temporary replacements to fill vacant senate seats, both in terms of how this provision should be interpreted and whether it should be permitted at all. Accordingly, noted public figures have expressed a desire to reform or even repeal the Seventeenth Amendment. I fear that allowing the election of the President of the United States to be by popular vote, would result in a skewed election.
April 24 at 13:42 EST .

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   Bettijo  "...The Senate now more closely matches the partisan composition of the House." The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
April 24 at 13:59 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Betijo, you are right about the changes to the constitution. Originally the senators were elected by the state houses. They were sent to DC to serve the people of their state and stayed only long enough to get business done then they went back home to report to their constituents. Things changed and now they take up permanent residence and serve special intrests and line their own pockets.
April 24 at 21:48 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Hollyhock, I read a similar article in the NY Post this morning - it is bad news that NY state is thinking of joining a small handful of other states wanting to do this. Practically it will take the traditional 2/3rds majority of states to agree to change that part of the Constitution involved - think they said it was section 8 article 1. The dems would love nothing better than popular vote from the big city blue-heavy states thus denying the smaller states their due and equal representation.
April 28 at 03:48 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Health & Diet  Don’t know where to post this link so I will start here. A while back someone suggested reading the Granny Miller blog. Very interesting lady. While her life is so far removed from the life I lead I am still interested in our food supply. Pay special attention to her thoughts about Chinese pork.

http://www.granny-miller.com/

Would be interested to know what you think.
March 23 at 11:08 EST .

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   Gerty  I follow a basic rule of thumb: Never buy anything from China that will be eaten or come in direct contact with food for my family, our pets, friends and neighbors!
March 25 at 10:10 EST .

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   Carmen  I second that!
April 12 at 10:01 EST .

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   TXknitter  Preach it. The amount of shelved foods from China or Malaysia in U.S. Grocery stores is astounding. Don't eat it. You guys are right!
June 15 at 02:36 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Isn't this a cute bird bath?
   February 24 at 10:21 EST .

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   Balogreene  My mother would kill to have the horn in working condition!. It is adorable however.
February 24 at 21:40 EST .

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   Gerty  If I didn't like birds so much, I would say this is a sad ending for such a noble instrument.
March 3 at 16:38 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  Who knows about leaf lard and uses it? Basically it is no-hydrogenated rendered pork fat. I use mainly olive oil, coconut oil and butter. Lately I have been reading about leaf lard.
February 23 at 14:09 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I meant non-hydrogenated. Egad, I don't know if my mistakes are typing related or sight related, maybe both.
February 23 at 14:16 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I use lard for pie crust and biscuits. Like it better.
February 23 at 14:26 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Bird, what kind are these?
   February 19 at 18:32 EST .

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   Hollyhock  If I could have chickens I would give them names after the former first biddies.
February 19 at 18:36 EST .

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   Gram77  What color eggs does this chicken produce?
February 20 at 09:02 EST .

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   BirdsNest  HH, I am not as good at identifying as Hagar is but my first thought was "Seabright". And their eggs are likely light to dk brown on the small side of a medium size egg. Love the penciling of the feathers. she is very beautiful and her chick is adorable.
February 20 at 20:12 EST .

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   Balogreene  Gorgeous.
February 20 at 21:39 EST .

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   Mildred  My daughter believes this is a version of lacy Wyandotte.
February 23 at 20:19 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  We seem to be on the topic of crock pots. I need to replace mine. Any opinions as to the best brands, models, most versatile?
February 1 at 10:22 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Ours is a Rival. Just make sure you get one with a removable bowl.
February 1 at 15:31 EST .

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   Balogreene  Like I said below, here's the link to the Hamilton Beach, at Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-331
35-6-Quart-Stainless/dp/B000R8A1OK/ref=s
r_1_49?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1391290
589&sr=1-49&keywords=crock+pots+and+slow
+cookers
February 1 at 16:44 EST .

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   Balogreene  I take mine to work every year and do baked beans for our picnic. When it is time to take the leftovers home, my boss very carefully rubber bands the lid on. I wish it did have clamps.
February 2 at 03:04 EST .

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   Ynaught  A friend of mine has one that not only has clamps, but has a serving spoon that attaches to the lid. Very nice addition.
February 2 at 20:39 EST .

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   Hollyhock  The HB with 3 different size crocks is what I have but it is wearing out. I didn't think they made it anymore. I may just get another. Hubby's favorite meal is a pot roast. Maybe I could repurpose the old crocks into a small water fountain for the back yard.
February 3 at 09:51 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Our WalMart had a Hamilton Beach with lock down clamps on clearance for $31.
February 4 at 16:59 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  Jerico, do you have an up date on your friend Patty? Any Change?
January 15 at 15:50 EST .

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   Jerico  No I have not heard anything for two days. I know that the dr wanted to talk to them about end of life. If I don't hear tomorrow I am going to call. Please keep praying.
January 16 at 01:44 EST .

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   Jerico  I think they are removing the respirator today. She'll go home to The Lord soon I'm sure. I'm so sad for us. Thank you all for your prayers.
January 18 at 12:19 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Oh dear, sending a hug, seems we are losing so many relatives and friends this year, our Annie aka Bonnie Blue Flag and cousin Kurt both at Thanksgiving and a few more, sigh..........
January 19 at 17:57 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Household Hints  Question - does anyone keep their car in the garage anymore? Don't know where this should go. Pet Peeves? Nostalgia? Househoul Hints?

Seriously, when I look around our neighborhood we are the only house that garages our cars.
December 15 at 16:50 EST .

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   Nugoddess  We garage our car. I had a 2004 Acura TL that I kept garaged - it looked almost like new (couple of tiny chips ) but the interior had no cracks or tears. I cannot understand why anyone would not garage their vehicle.
December 15 at 18:04 EST .

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   Bettijo  Not only do I keep my car in my garage, I keep it LOCKED and the power to the garage opener turned off. Guess I am paranoid. But when I was in Chicago visiting my daughter a couple of years ago, her garage was broken into and my car, her car, and everything not nailed down was stolen.

A number of years ago I was burglarized and every since then I have kept my "good" jewelry (not that I have much ) hidden...sometimes even I cannot find it. Once burned, I learn the lesson of a hot stove very well.
December 18 at 15:42 EST .

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   Ynaught  We have a two car garage with so much crap in it that my husband's ATV can't even fit in it. When we moved here 17 years ago, we put a lot of boxes in the garage "temporarily" until we had time to unpack them. Still waiting for the free time to do the job! :-(
December 18 at 22:44 EST .

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   Balogreene  Garage? What is a garage? In all my sixty years, we lived in two houses with garages. Even up north of Chicago, all we had was a carport (that was an old farmhouse ). Here in VA, only the newer houses have garages, and townhouses don't.

In the townhouse we can't even fit a shed. We really need a place for the lawnmower and gardening supplies, a garage would be nice.
December 20 at 20:00 EST .

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   Carmen  When people finish their basements, they realize they have no place for 'stuff' any more and have to use their garages. For this reason, we will never finish our basement. And also --- I hate being underground unless there is a tornado warning.
December 22 at 10:13 EST .

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   Carmen  Our houses in the Chicago area (Maywood and Oak Park ) always had garages but they weren't attached. These were houses built in the 30's. Most all the houses in our neighborhoods had garages with alleys behind them.
December 22 at 10:15 EST .

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   Carmen  I said built in the 30's but most, I think were turn of the century.
December 22 at 10:16 EST .

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