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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Can you find the hidden animal?
   Yesterday at 14:17 EST .

   Phooey  Yep.
Yesterday at 14:48 EST .

   Gram77  There is was, looking at me.
Yesterday at 18:12 EST .

   Safetydude  Ok, so this guy and his pet giraffe go into a bar and start doing shooters.
Pretty soon they're drunk and and the giraffe passes out next to the pool table.

The guy figures it's time for him to leave so he starts out the door and the bartender grabs him...
'Hey, you're not leaving that lyin' here'.

'It's not a lion, it's a Giarffe'.
Yesterday at 21:23 EST .

   Gram77  This was worth getting up for this morning. Gave me chuckle.
17 hours ago .

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   Gerty  Give me a second, my fertile imagination and I will be back with more discoveries!

This is a good one.
14 hours ago .

   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  How To Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds

Yesterday at 10:29 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Health & Diet  I am finally home from rehab--28days after surgery. Doc said hip replacement was "good" surgery. Don't believe it. Granted, most recover faster than I, they are probably younger. But my afflicted leg is still so swollen I cannot get on a bedroom slipper. Nevertheless, it is good to be home. I was sick of communal living. While I was in rehab, I know of at least three people who died there. I am thankful I was able to come home. I realize many won't be so fortunate.
Sunday at 12:26 EST .

   NotaBene  Happy to hear you are back home. Hope you get better soon.
Yesterday at 01:49 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Re lost airliner: None of us knows anything, of course, but we can speculate. Years from now the truth will come out. I think when it does, we will learn that MH370 in not under water. It is safely hidden in some hanger and the US government knows exactly where it is. Why? That is the $64,000 question. I am wondering if some government (? ) wanted the knowledge of the scientists/engineers on board. Otherwise, it seems to me, whoever wanted the plane gone would have just shot it out of the sky and let everyone die. Your comments.
March 28 at 10:41 EST .

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   Mildred  Bettijo: I've wondered about this since the beginning. I think the search in the South Indian Ocean is just a distraction, probably just garbage. If it's the plane, at least it will give the family some peace of mind. I said early on that it's probably in an 'undisclosed' location but I'm a skeptic until proven otherwise. If the plane is where they think it is now, why were we misled by the Malaysian government from the very beginning?
March 28 at 11:47 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Fooducate Pro Tip: Veggies

Vegetables - Fresh, Frozen, or Canned?

Adding vegetables to your daily diet decreases your chance of disease, improves vital body functions, and helps to lose weight.

There are 3 places at the grocery store where you will find vegetables - the produce section, the freezer, and the canned foods aisle. While fresh vegetables are the prom queen of the grocery store, let's not forget the other two options.

Let's talk about frozen vegetables first. Flash freezing is a technique by which a food is exposed to extremely cold temperatures and freezes almost instantly. Vegetables retain almost all their original nutritional values. Flash freezing has no effect on the calorie count, protein and carb levels, mineral levels, or amount of fiber. There is a very slight loss of vitamins, usually vitamin C, but it is negligible.

Almost all frozen vegetables sold these days are flash frozen, which is great from a nutrition perspective. Unfortunately, not all frozen vegetables retain their texture through the process. This should not be a problem though, if they are thrown into a stew or soup.

In some cases, a frozen product may be even more nutritious and tasty than a fresh one. Wintertime is a perfect example. Fresh produce is shipped from halfway around the world, after being picked prematurely to slowly ripen while on a plane and then a truck.

Alternatively, apples may be picked when ripe, months in advance, then stored in special warehouses until distributed to supermarkets in January and February. These "fresh" products are not as tasty and not as nutritious as fresh picked, not to mention that the frozen alternative is usually much cheaper.

Canned produce is another option to consider, but for many vegetables, high levels of sodium are a big issue. Salt is used both as preservative and flavor retainer. before use, it's a good idea to wash canned produce in water to help reduce the sodium levels.

Bottom Line

Frozen produce is just as nutritious as fresh.

Supermarket Tips

Buy fresh when a product is in season. You canâ??t match the flavor and the nutrients are at their peak. Otherwise, opt for frozen, a near perfect alternative. If you donâ??t have a large freezer, a few cans of carrots peas and corn in the pantry canâ??t hurt.

When buying frozen look for one ingredient only â?? the veggie.
March 17 at 13:22 EST .

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   Balogreene  I love spinach salad, and frozen spinach, creamed or in something like lasagna, but, to just eat, hot, I want good old canned. It's kind of a comfort thing.
March 18 at 17:03 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Freeze-dried stuff can be very tasty and nutritious too. You could check
for further info.

If you do check, you'll find a mention of Emergency Essentials ( ). Everything we've tasted from that source has been good (especially the chowder ), although Mr A didn't like the raspberries. (Maybe because I used them straight from the can in his cereal, although he really liked the strawberries that way. ) You can buy freeze-dried just-about-anything these days, including cheese, salmon, pork chops, spinach to cream for Balogreene (or just sprinkle in soup or over salad ), and many other items you would never have imagined could be FD.

Surveys have shown Mountain House to be rated the best. I suspect the Emergency Essentials house brand is MH.
March 20 at 12:01 EST .

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   Carmen  Actually, I feel that grocery store frozen veggies are probably more nutritious than fresh produce unless you picked it yourself and cooked and ate it within the day. The frozen veggies you buy in the store are flash-frozen within hours of being picked. Even produce bought at your local farmer's market probably doesn't have the equivalent nutrients.

However, for those of us who grow our own stuff -- we can compete!
March 30 at 16:12 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Does anyone know anything about the program MaskMe? I have not tried it yet (afraid to ) but this is what I have read about it.

"The more I use MaskMe, the more impressed I am with it. It’s a really good password manager, but it does something that password manager don’t do: Whenever you’re signing up for something that requires your email address, MaskMe will generate a disposable email address which you can use to sign-up for something without giving anyone your real email address. If and when the site you signed up for sends you email, MaskMe will forward it to you. If you don’t want email from that site, just have MaskMe block all future emails from them by clicking “This is spam”. That’s cool. No more spammy emails, no one has your real address (except MaskMe, and even then no one from MaskMe can see it because it’s stored encrypted — and only your password can un-encrypt it.

What I like about MaskMe is that whenever a site asks for my email address, MaskMe pops up and asks if I want to Mask My Email or use my real address. It takes zero extra time and MaskMe will create an infinite number of masked email address for you — and all emails sent to your masked addressed can be tagged as spam and you will never get another mail from that sender.

MaskMe does other great things too — it’s a decent password manager, which keeps getting better and better and better. And if you want to spend $45 a year, you can mask your credit cards, phone numbers and more. If you’re happy just masking your emails and having a good password manager, then the free version will work for you just fine.

MaskMe is an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers, and it works on Windows, Android and Apple — so you can use it on just about any internet-connected device you own. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer users, there’s no MaskMe extension for you."
March 17 at 08:10 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  It is amazing that something with no vulgarity can be such a powerful message to Obama
   March 16 at 08:58 EST .

   9 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  Contrary to what many believe, profanity detracts from the strength of the message.
March 16 at 09:47 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  That was supposed to be my seat on AA11 on 9/11/01

March 16 at 08:46 EST .

   13 people like this.

   Safetydude  Wow, that's moving. Thank you for sharing.

Towards the end Steve says "...I can look and see my smokin' hole"...I think that's a 'throwaway' line for most of us.

Aviators fear three things; to not always perform at 101%, to wind up as a 'smokin' hole or to fly into the 'crystal mountain'.

Hand salute to Steve for his service as a Navy P-3 Orion pilot.
March 16 at 19:59 EST .

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   Fireball27  The first time I ever got to fly was in a P-3 Orion. I worked on them at NAS Alameda. A very nice plane.

There was a huge lottery winner in Florida who was supposed to go to New York for a meeting with some big shots. He called up and canceled. He said he just didn't feel right about going, so he told the guy who put the meeting together, I will not go. Period. The next morning he gets a phone call from the guy who was mad at him for canceling the meeting. The guy was screaming, you save my life! The lottery winner didn't know about the Twin Towers yet and was told to turn on the T.V. The man told him the meeting they were to have was in the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center Building at 9:00 am 9/11/2001.
March 16 at 20:28 EST .

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   Phooey  Fireball27, I was Radar, MAD, crewman on the last P5's(seaplane ) and first P3's. USN AX1. NAS Sangley Point, Philippines.
March 16 at 21:22 EST .

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   Safetydude  I never flew on a P-3 but I got a tour of one that had landed for crew rest at NAS Atlanta, which was on the other side of the runway of Dobbins AFB, where I was stationed.

The next day when the P-3 was launching I was working EOR for our F-4's and the P-3 was holding on the taxiway.

After the Phantom's had launched the P-3 pulled up and made the turn to line up with the runway one of my guys said, something like 'what the he** he's dragging something'.

I looked and there was something hanging out between the trucks of his right main landing gear. I called the tower and asked them to hold the P-3 because we thought there was something wrong with his MLG.

A few minutes later a hatch opened an a 'swabby' jumped out, stuck his arm in between the wheels of the right MLG and held up a safety pin that would have prevented the gear from retracting and may have damaged the landing gear system and creating an emergency.

My Wing King called me later and passed on message from the Navy AirCraft commander thanking our Crew.
March 16 at 22:23 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on The Road Automobilia  1957 Chevy, original owner
March 15 at 14:22 EST .

   10 people like this.

   Bettijo  Sorry, don't know why this does not embed. I deleted the s from https. Should I have done something else? Thanks.
March 15 at 14:23 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Safetydude  Worked fine for me.
March 15 at 18:28 EST .

  4 people like this.

   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  The Most Touching Speech Made by Bride's Father to the Groom

March 12 at 16:31 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Surfhut  Bettijo, this is wonderful! Thank you!
March 13 at 19:39 EST .

  6 people like this.

   Balogreene  Oooh, that is beautiful.
March 13 at 21:30 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Phooey  'Went steady' with my wife 5 years before we married. Afterwards, FIL said: "Do you know what your wedding cost me? I would have paid you two a small fortune to elope !!!"
BTW, we have been married 48 years in May.
Thanks again, Bettijo.
March 14 at 21:38 EST .

  8 people like this.

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