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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  My daughters Lucy (14 ) and Ellen (11 going on 25 ) will be here this Saturday. I am praying that by their mere presence they will raise the spirits of their grandparents. This year the "Christmas spirit" needs a booster shot, and I am hoping my 2 beauties will act as a tonic for Mom & Dad.
Wednesday at 20:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  Safe journey, spirits heightened, love shared, joyous results - for you, your daughters & their grandparents. A most blessed Christmas for all of you.
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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Morning everyone. My Dad had a fall at the re-hab hospital Saturday....fractured his hip. Spoke with his surgeon and he told me that Dad's fracture is small, so no hip replacement will (probably ) be neccessary. But Dad is having surgery to repair the fracture (smaller incision, less time under anesthesia ) Prayers for Dad and the surgical team are welcomed.
December 15 at 09:17 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  L A E, you have had a real trial of a year, prayers continue for your entire family.
December 15 at 12:43 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  (Hugs and Prayers ) for the Iacta Family.
December 15 at 18:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  We will surely send prayers your way.
December 15 at 20:26 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Dad is having surgery as I type this.
December 16 at 16:26 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Dad's surgery went well. No complications. Saw him last nite at the hospital....alert, lucid, and eating a late supper. My thanks and gratitude for all the prayers from you wonderful people. I say again, you all are the finest kind.
December 17 at 09:58 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  So sorry, should have been IAE but the prayers continue and this is good news, Our Warriors are the Best.
Wednesday at 16:16 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thanks EC, yes our warriors are the best. And for me all of you are the best thing I have found/seen as far as the 'Net goes. Much gratitude to Ms. Lucianne and to Joshua (RIP ) whom we will not forget.
Wednesday at 20:12 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Many thanks to Luis....I was erroneously locked out for the last few days and like the cavalry, Luis and the tech folks (maybe it's just Luis ) rode to the rescue!!!!
December 11 at 23:49 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Just got a fundraising call from the New York Police Chiefs Association. The solicitor was the rudest person I have dealt with regarding fundraisers. Besides not letting me get a word in edgewise, when I finally did get a chance to speak the dude just hung up.
December 9 at 16:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have a standard response to any fundraising phone call. "Send me something in the mail". I never ever donate to a phone appeal.
December 10 at 06:11 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting.......I also got a similar call here in Bradenton, FL and this caller was very unpleasant also, and this caller would not let me talk either. I have always tried to be polite with these calls. No more, time to just hang up.
December 10 at 08:39 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Scam?
Check Charity Navigator.
Many organizations use hired companies to do their calling for them which means that for every $ donated a good percentage goes to the company not the charity.
December 10 at 09:54 EST .

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   StephaniePlum  Just.Hang.Up. If they are trying to scam you, why should you worry about coming across as being rude?
December 10 at 12:35 EST .

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   Safetydude  You might try this. It seems to work for us.


https://www.donotcall.gov/
December 10 at 13:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  I used to get calls from a group hired by the local police association - HH is right, the group gets a big % of the funds. I do an annual donation in December to our local FD & PD - & no longer get called.
December 10 at 17:06 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Segregation and discrimination have been eliminated as far as American law goes. No one can legally run a segregated restaurant, or segregated hotel, or any other kind of segregated or discriminatory business. Same for government at any level, federal state or local. And that is as far as government- in a country based on individual liberty and with a constitution such as ours can go.

Yet, it is a fact that racism does still exist in America, as it does in every other country on the planet. Not everyone is a racist or bigot, but it only takes a few to make life difficult for those who are not. And the place where it exists can not be reached by laws, because the place it exists is in the human heart. People have got to taught to be bigoted or racist, they also have to taught to NOT be bigoted or racist.

The only way to reach the deep places of the human heart where racism & bigotry reside is to return to teaching ourselves, each other, and our children about the love of God. The God from whose Holy Scriptures our founders drew on to establish the liberty, the rights and the values of a free and independent nation.

When we as a nation started down the road of getting God out of any aspect of public life and civil society, we made it possible for bigotry and racism to maintain a safe place in our society.

If we as Americans -of good will no matter color, race, politics, beliefs or any other category- can bring about an "Advent of love FOR God" the country we all love will once again move closer to being the country a great man described as a "shining city on a hill"
December 6 at 14:21 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Well you got me thinking deep and hard. 1. I believe this country will repair when God is recognized,after all we are,One Nation Under God, and no one can take that away. I didn't believe I was racist until the last few years, as an old white female, I am afraid to go to Walmart and be a victim of the knock out crowd. See a Youtube of the Ractrac in Ocala, FL. where the girls went on a rampage. Does that make me a bigot, or just cautious?
Yet #2. MY Doctor that I have entrusted with my life, and my DH's life too, for over 20 years is black. Matter of fact we saw him Wed. and we don't see skin color, just trust,love,and respect. So I think it is the individual, not whatever color. You'd like him, his practice is Total wellness, -science-medical-nutrition-Spiritual and he would agree with you wholeheartedly on getting God back in all our lives.
sigh, still thinking, I never saw color before.
December 6 at 14:58 EST .

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   WAN2  Statistically, one should fear blacks more than whites. No prejudice is involved in that fact. Further, a true racist would not abide a black doctor.
December 6 at 23:44 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Iacta, you have made the most cogent and truthful observation about race relations I have seen to date.

May I repost your words on other sites?
December 7 at 08:20 EST .

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   WAN2  A post script? "Turning to God" has one problem. Whose?
December 7 at 10:45 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thank you for the kind words Buzz....of course you can use them as you see fit. WAN2, I don't understand your question.
December 7 at 13:47 EST .

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   WAN2  No disrespect, lacta alea est, but the world is full of people who think they know God's plan--of whom many are dangerous.
December 7 at 18:52 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  None taken WAN2, and I agree with your point. And I do not claim to know what God's plan is. My point is only this; if we-as Americans- learn, follow and teach (hopefully by example ) the way to live life as God (and yes I am talking about the God of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures ) intends us to, our country will be the place we want it to be. Never perfect mind you, but much better than the way things are now. Remember, the first 4 of the 10 Commandments are about how we relate to God, the last 6 are about how we relate to each other. Even if one does not believe in this God, following those last 6 commandments makes life better for all of us.
December 7 at 21:35 EST .

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   Gerty  I think the Golden Rule also fits in here somewhere.
December 9 at 06:19 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Absolutely Gerty. It makes the best point anyone can make. (Paraphrasing here ) Jesus said, "All of the Law can be summed up in this-' Love thy neighbor as you love thyself" ". I know lots of folks -friends and otherwise- who refuse to let that simple message sink in, just because of the person who said it. And all of us have fallen short of it ourselves, simply because we are all imperfect humans. But God will always forgive us and also show us the way to be better the "next time". God is the god of mercy (not giving us what we deserve- chastisement ) and the god of grace (giving us what we do not deserve- forgiveness )
December 9 at 13:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on The Road Automobilia  My Dad's very first brand-new-from-the-dealer vehicle was a '64 GMC Series 4000, which he took delivery on Christmas Eve 1963. Pictured is a '62, but his '64 was almost identical, but with a van type body, yet set up as a dump truck.
   November 27 at 22:27 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  This is fun Buzz, thanks for the heads-up on where to find these pics.
November 27 at 22:28 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I wondered why you would set up a van with a dump body, then I read again what was being hauled.
November 30 at 14:55 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  The interior of the van body (walls & floor ) was all sheathed in buffed aluminum so that the sawdust/shavings would slide off easily and not get "hung-up" on the studs and ribs that formed the body's structure. And since the mills & cabinet factories collect the material in dust collection systems which blew the stuff into overhead hoppers, the truck loaded from the top.
December 1 at 21:33 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on The Road Automobilia  Except for the paint scheme Dad's Brigadier looked just like this. The only thing I didn't like about it was the front "clip" was fiberglass
   November 27 at 00:04 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Dad's was an '81 and is still running today.
November 27 at 00:05 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  My oldest brother worked in the trucking industry for many years (he was fleet maintenance manager for a company that had about 100 tractors and 500 trailers ). As fuel costs were climbing, the accountants told him to come up with ways to reduce the empty weight of the trucks in order to increase available payload. Their primary commodity was drywall carried on flatbed trailers. He custom built a tractor/trailer combination using as much fiberglass and aluminum as possible. The result was four tons lighter than the standard combination they were using at the time. Unfortunately, no truck or trailer manufacturer took any interest in building them in quantity.
November 30 at 14:53 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Sounds like a great idea, and profitable too. I am always amazed the way some great ideas get left on the "drawing board". Some smart folks at Harvard's business school gave Fred Smith a "C-" on a paper that outlined/described what became FedEx. The professor told Smith it could never work.
November 30 at 21:10 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  It probably would have been profitable had they been able to re-equip the fleet, but one truck didn't make that much difference. They proved the concept, but couldn't find any partners.
November 30 at 22:38 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  When it rains, it pours. Yesterday in church (in Ohio ) my 14 yr.old daughter passed out. After 4 hrs. in the ER she was released andmy ex was told this was not uncommon with young girls who are having their "monthy visit". But Lucy didn't sleep all night, had a bad headache and her eyes are sensitive to light. So Lucy is with her mom as I write this at the doctor's office. Could all of you prayer warriors include my girl in your prayers? I am so grateful for all of you.
November 24 at 12:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  Done. Sounds like migraine - will keep her in our prayers.
This happened to me when I was a sophomore, went to my grandmother's after early release, fainted on her steps - tea laced with whiskey is what I got....never happened again. : )
November 24 at 16:35 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thanks Mei, and something good to report. Lu's doctor checked her out and basically agreed with the ER doctor's assessment. He also said she fine neurologically. A big relief and bigger blessing. Thanks to Him and to you for your prayers. So, now..how is your son? You and he continue to be prayed for here in the northeast.
November 24 at 21:55 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  So glad that your daughter's alright now Iacta . . . Prays still continuing for your parents and also for Mei and her son. God be with you all.
November 28 at 21:38 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Ditto to H & G post, you have all been in my prayers.
November 29 at 05:57 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Let's all of us on the Movie wall remember our friend MeiDei and her son today in our prayers.
November 24 at 02:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree, Iacta. Think of them and pray for them.
November 24 at 06:08 EST .

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   Gram77  Absolutely.....prayers from Gram.
November 24 at 09:43 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on The Road Automobilia  A friendly competitor of my Dad's had three of these in his "fleet" at one time. 1955 White cabovers.
   November 23 at 16:17 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  This not their truck BTW. My Dad sold sawdust & shavings.
November 23 at 16:18 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  White started building the model 3000 in 1949. My dad considered getting one at one time, but drivers of grain trucks are in and out of the cab so much that he decided against a "two story".
November 23 at 16:24 EST .

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