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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Countries where journalists have been killed, 2004-2014.

   August 27 at 18:19 EST .

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   Gerty  This may suggest that our journalist lie to stay alive.
August 27 at 19:28 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Excellent article!

"In 1950, female-headed households were 18 percent of the black population. Today it's close to 70 percent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children lived with the biological mother and father. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black households were two-parent households. Herbert Gutman, author of "The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925," reports, "Five in six children under the age of six lived with both parents." Also, both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks."
August 27 at 09:43 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up.

One is a good looking, older retired golfer in his late sixties and the other is a gorgeous blond in her twenties.

The circus owner tells them, "I'm not going to sugar coat it.

This is one ferocious lion. He ate my last tamer so you two had better be good or you're history.

Here's your equipment -- chair, whip and a gun.

Who wants to try out first?"

The girl says, "I'll go first."

She walks past the chair, the whip and the gun and steps right into the lion's cage.

The lion starts to snarl and pant and begins to charge her.

About halfway there, she throws open her coat revealing her beautiful naked body

The lion stops dead in his tracks, sheepishly crawls up to her and starts licking her feet and ankles. He continues to lick and kiss her entire body for several minutes and then rests his head at her feet.

The circus owner's jaw is on the floor.

He says, "I've never seen a display like that in my life." He then turns to the retired golfer and asks, "Can you top that?"

The tough old golfer replies, "No problem, just get that lion out of there"
August 24 at 12:50 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Imagine if during World War II American soldiers had fought and died in order to capture five ace Luftwaffe pilots. Then President Roosevelt ordered the pilots to be sent back to the Nazis so they could resume dropping bombs. That is exactly what Obama did against America in the Bergdahl “swap.” It was a treasonous act expressing the rage he carries, which he focuses against Bush's war on terrorism.

Charles Krauthammer explains Obama as the President who wants to end war. But the organizing principle of Obama's military policy is to end the Iraq war in defeat for America. Obama is driven by an obsessive resentment, conscious and unconscious, against a delusional evil white patriarchy, which causes him to help America's enemies. Above all, Obama was driven to lose the war in Iraq to claim victory over Bush, the ideal foil for his idée fixe.

Read more:
August 20 at 07:00 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I my day with the 82nd A/B div -- if you walked off your post or were judged to be AWOL you were thrown in the stockade immediately on return or capture.
For the life of me I can't see why Bergdal is still walking around and being coddled by the brass.
August 20 at 12:44 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Suggested Reading  Question: I read Kindle on my iPad. Is there any way to delete books I have read from both Denice and Cloud permanently? My library is getting unmanageable. Also can books be organized by category like in folders? Thanks.
August 20 at 02:38 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bettijo, I would help if I could, but I still buy physical books. I'll do some research and see if there is an answer. I'm sure there will be.
August 21 at 08:26 EST .

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   StormCnter  I did a bit of research, Bettijo. Have you tried Amazon Kindle Support? The Kindle forums seem to think the support group is really good. One of the posters on the forum had tried deleting books and found them only partially deleted or still in the file on Cloud. She said Amazon solved it.

Sign in here:

and then under "What can we help you with?", choose Kindle. Then you can type your problem and select how you want them to talk to you.
August 21 at 08:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bettijo, I normally read on my Kindle, but, I do have my books on my iPad. As to deleting from the Cloud, I normally don't want to, so haven't tried.

But, for organization, I do that all the time on my Kindle and my iPad, and the cloud. When you are in your library, hit the whatever that is (three bars ) in the upper left corner. then hit collections, in the top right corner is a plus sign, hit it to create new collections. When you type in the new name, it shows you each book you have, and allows you to add it to the collection.
August 22 at 19:31 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I read on my iPad and Kindle both. But I still manage them through the Amazon site. Go under your account and select manage my content. You will see a screen with all of your books and you can delete or change location, etc. I haven't tried doing this on the iPad but think it should work the same.
August 24 at 11:08 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Let me amend that comment. I manage this on my home computer.
August 24 at 11:09 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  The response of some members of the black community in Ferguson was to vandalize and loot stores on Sunday night victimizing the owners of those stores, some of whom avoided it by standing fully armed in front of their place of business. Since then the rioting has continued through Wednesday, inflamed by the predictable presence of Al Sharpton who is famed for getting on the first plane available to get to the scene of riots and similar incidents.

   August 16 at 09:26 EST .

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   Bettijo  Sorry you can't read the image. Here is the text:

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” –Booker T. Washington
August 16 at 09:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  I always wondered why this great man was overlooked for a national holiday. Here is a website with more of his quotes;
- He was exceptional in his own time & certainly a man for today.
August 16 at 10:50 EST .

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   Gerty  A man who recognized truth when he saw it and was not afraid to report it.

Where are such men today?
August 16 at 10:57 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War

U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as the funeral procession made its way down the long hill past the rows of simple white gravestones to bring General Greene to his final resting place.

The graveside service began with a few words, followed by a 13-gun salute. The major general’s widow, Dr. Susan Myers, was seated in the front row. To her right was their son 1st Lt. Matthew Greene, his daughter Amelia Greene, followed by Major General Greene’s father, also Harold Greene.

After three rifle volleys and the playing of “Taps,” the American flag, once placed on the major general’s casket, was carefully folded as the band played “America the Beautiful.” U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented the flag to his widow, and additional flags to his children and father.

General Greene, 55, became the highest-ranking fatality in the war in Afghanistan after an Afghan military police officer opened fire on Aug. 5th, 2014.
August 16 at 06:35 EST .

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   Gram77  We have a heartless man running this country.
August 16 at 09:10 EST .

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   Safetydude  See my comment on Robin Williams suicide v MG Greenes' assassination, below, Gram.
August 16 at 09:38 EST .

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   Gram77  You, Safetydude are on the mark. I watch a lot of news and Williams death seems to be more interesting to the press and talk shows than the death of MG Greene.
August 16 at 09:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  Someone should have been there, however, if I were Greene's wife I wouldn't appreciate 0/Biden/Kerry or Hagle showing up.
Still the press covers for the failings of members of this administration.
August 16 at 13:03 EST .

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   Dixonnh  Yes, someone from the government should have been there but, would you really want any of those 3 there, if this was your loved one?
August 16 at 18:12 EST .

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   Linder  I know how I feel about this honorable man not receiving the honor due him....I wonder how our service people feel. I think I know and I'm ashamed for our country.
August 16 at 18:58 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  If I were the wife, I would have told them that their presence was not wanted or needed.
August 16 at 19:57 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  He was in the middle of a 4 putt green and besides Greene was white.
August 19 at 10:18 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  This Immigration Thing is Getting Out of Hand
   August 13 at 18:32 EST .

   8 people like this.

   Safetydude  Not a joke !
August 13 at 21:43 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  I believe it was WW who posted the story of the beavers who built something that blocked a stream and the property owner got in trouble with the authorities for having the river blocking structure on his property. I did not see the post before it disappeared, but read about its disappearance and looked up the story and posted the site in case others might want to read it since it was hysterical. Unfortunately I used the name of the structure built by the beavers and my post has disappeared. I cannot think of another word for the river-blocking structure, but I dare not use its title as that three-letter word can be used in profanity. Here is one site:
Google found several sites. If you have not read about this homeowner's bout with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, do check this out. It is so funny.
August 10 at 19:49 EST .

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   Alice  I thoroughly enjoyed reading about this construction project!

And thanks for the info about the word. While I spell it with an n on the end, and the letter used it for puns, it could easily be and maybe is used commonly in place of the original. Dancing around is fun too.
August 11 at 13:07 EST .

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   Bettijo  I am sorry, WW, I did not mean to imply that you used improper language. The story used a 3-letter word (a noun )to describe what the Beavers built. I never saw your original post that went missing, but I was familiar with the story so looked it up and posted it using the same 3-letter word used in the article to describe the beavers. My post went missing also. That is when I posted this one, being careful not to use the 3-letter word to describe the structure built by the beavers. As you can see, it did not get zapped. I doubt anyone found our posts offensive, I think there is a program that scans all posts for certain words and when it finds them, it deletes the post automatically. Actually it was fun to try to describe the beavers and their construction without using that word. To the best of my knowledge, neither of us has ever used any word in any of our posts that was vulgar or disrespectful. I just checked Wikipedia, and it uses the same 3-letter word to describe "a barrier that impounds water." The 4-letter word which is pronounced the same is defined as "to be condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell."
August 12 at 17:04 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Everyday life can be daunting. It can knock you off your feet, overwhelm you and strip you of your hope that there is any good left in this world.

Sometimes, when we feel this way, it helps to be reminded of the beauty, magnificence and enormity of the planet on which we live. You know, to get some perspective.

Here are a few more images, courtesy of NASA, that will do just that.

   August 10 at 18:30 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  And with all that... He still cares for us!
August 10 at 18:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  He counts the hairs on your head.
August 10 at 22:37 EST .

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   Phooey  “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
August 12 at 19:41 EST .

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