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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Friends, my parents are both stable and tho' still very ill are doing okay, given the issues they have. But today it is me who is in need the help of God thru prayer. Briefly, my lawyer sister is attempting to take over my parents' finances because she thinks I'm spending their money on my pleasure. She flew off the handle when Mom told her that she (Mom ) paid for plane tickets for my daughters to fly here for Thanksgiving. Mom fears that this may be her last chance to visit with my girls. My sister wants to get our mother declarred "incompetent" so she can put Mom in a home, toss me out of the house and then sell the house. To accompany this my ex-wife has stated that she will not allow the girls to travel to NY for the holiday because they will too much school. I had already spoken with the principals of both of the grils schools and received prior approval, so long as the girls brought along any school work required. And my sister and ex-wife have been communicating about this between themselves. I cannot reveal how I know what I now about the collusion. But I am not a conspiracy maven. My source is 100% un-impeachable. So, I need prayers to ask the Lord for His help. I need His guidence in showing me how to protect my mother, and help in restraining my temper. Vengence belongs to Him, but I am in a very vengeful state and need His help to control myself. Your prayers are appreciated deeply.
November 14 at 11:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  You have my heartfelt prayers - this sort of thing really disturbs me! What you're feeling is probably more like betrayal - you have a right to those feelings, just don't dwell there or act on them. In the meantime check your phone book for elder care services - they usually have a legal team that can advise you. I'm sure your mother would be interested if she was going to be declared incompetent, put out of her house with no option of returning - wouldn't mention it yet - check with her doctor for his thoughts & if they agree with yours - get it in writing. As you know, the 'love' of money leads to ruin and heartache for someone. Any kindly lawyers in your church group? Have your shared your concerns with your pastor/priest?

Hold to this truism "where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be among them" - I'm with you in prayer. You are wise to deny yourself vengeance - that's God's area & He can't be topped by anything we could do.
November 14 at 21:18 EST .

   Iacta alea est  Thank you my dear, dear Mei. The lawyer(s ) [1 for NY, 1 for Ohio} option is already underway. I forsake vengence. There's an old Italian saying that goes "the man who seeks vendetta should dig 2 graves"
November 15 at 15:51 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Sports  LET'S GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 25 at 03:02 EST .

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   Balogreene  As a Cubs fan, I am so conflicted. Go Mets!!!
October 29 at 02:04 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Getting to this late. The Mets had a good run. Seeing a series between the Cubs & Mets felt good in the sense of what the rivalries were like when both teams were in the same division. But in the end the Mets were just not the better team. The Royals were better. As the old Brooklyn Dodger fans always had to say..."Wait 'til next year!"
November 14 at 11:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  Oh Dem Bumz: Erkine, Campanello, Robinson, Hodges, Reese, Snider, Shuba .... remember them well & Ebbets Field : )
November 17 at 21:41 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Pet Peeves  Back in the '70's Richard Pryor did a bit where he said (paraphrasing ) "Someday we're gonna see ads for toilet paper on TV where one guy says "Look how much 'sheeite' my toilet paper got off of my a** compared to Brand X"....that day has pretty much arrived Richard.
October 25 at 00:51 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Blessings  Tonite, 2 of my former teammates (H.S. football )- out of the blue- rang my doorbell and demanded I accompany them to our old H.S. to watch the football game. I hadn't seen either one in 14 years. We had a wonderful time. It was very nice to be thought of by these Bob Seeger said in one of his songs..."see some old friends, good for the soul..." God is good, and I am grateful
September 18 at 23:46 EST .

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   Surfhut  You just made my day. Thank you!
September 19 at 13:24 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Happy to help (LOL )
September 19 at 23:40 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am really late to the party, but that was fabulous. So glad you had a good time. Small joys seem to stick with us a long time.
October 23 at 08:35 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Remember the months immediately post 9/11? In November NYC had a mayoral election. Bloomberg was elected to succeed Giuliani. But Guiliani was kept on for months past Bloomerg's inauguaration date in order to insure clean-up and other efforts of recovery from the attack maintained continuity from the top. Well, I've got a gnawing feeling that a "national crisis" is going to be ginned up to extend the life of the present govt. I see the seeds being sown.....when the govt. fears the people, that's liberty....when the people fear the govt., that's tyranny.......
August 29 at 04:19 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Any website that forces me to view a particular ad just makes me navigate away from it as fast as I can. The mother site is running one of these now for something called "Mobility as a service"....this is more than a pet peeve
August 15 at 14:41 EST .

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   Dixonnh  Ad Block works well.
August 15 at 22:20 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I have started using Aviator browser and it really speeds up Drudge and any heavy ad sites.
Good to read up on the White Hat company and if you like what they say you can download their free browser and be assured that they do not send your patterns to any ad agencies.

These hosting companies make their money by the "pay per click" method where the Ad Company is billed based on the number of clicks and subsequent visits to their sites. A status bar is at the bottom on many browsers where you can see flashing messages where you can watch the traffic of messages being relayed to various companies, but this can be turned off by the browser preferences.

Notice how the real estate for content has shrunk on the right side to allow for more ads.

One of the other culprits is the increasing usage of Javascript to animate ads, "cutify" sites and control the passing of your data.
August 17 at 09:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Jack, many years ago (easily 40 ), my company's first manufacturing software was produced and marketed by a company named Whitehat, out of Massachusetts. I wonder...
August 17 at 11:23 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Sports  The Snake has passed....RIP Ken Stabler
July 9 at 23:03 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Ken Stabler...RIP Snake
July 9 at 23:02 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Medically, all Mom's doctors tell her she's doing well especially in light of what has transpired since last August. But she maintains a spirit of self-defeatism insisting there hasn't been improvement. May I ask you prayer warriors to pray the Holy Spirit to touch Mom's spirit and (to use the Biblical word ) "quicken" it?
June 7 at 15:17 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up here for your Mum Iacta . . . God be with you all.
June 7 at 21:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  Continuing on .. with prayer for you too - as you know, being a caretaker isn't a job for the weak. May your mom wake up one day soon with an attitude of gratitude; find a way to make her laugh, works at our house.
June 8 at 06:22 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers for all and how about some hugs.
June 10 at 12:47 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  I would just like to say that many of us are facing or going thru difficult times regarding the health of a loved one or loved ones. But (at least for me ) it is a blessed and joy giving thing that we come together here and ask for, or offer up, or receive prayers for our loved ones. Speaking only for myself, I am genuinely uplifted by all of this. It is true nourishment. And I again declare my undying gratitude to all of you, and to our Lord. You all are the living embodiment of the scripture (from James I believe ) that "the prayers of a righteous man availeth much." We have been given each other as gifts from our God, and I am humbled by the riches that are all of you.
May 31 at 16:17 EST .

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   BirdsNest  At the tracks Saturday many people stopped by and asked after Hagar. All said they would add him to their prayer list and many said they had prayed for him every day. One lovely gentleman and his daughter-in-law held my hands and prayed for Hagar. One gentleman told me to offer it up to God. Amazing people we have come to know.
May 31 at 20:07 EST .

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