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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  The lawyer says: “I have some good news and bad news”
The CEO replies: “I have had an awful day, let’s hear the good news first.”
The lawyer says: “Your wife invested $5,000 in two pictures that are now worth a minimum of $2 million ......”
The CEO replies enthusiastically: “Well done, very good news indeed! You’ve made my day; now what is the bad news?”
The lawyer answers: “The pictures are of you in bed with your secretary.”
8 hours ago .

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   Bettijo posted on Crafts  Thread Types and When to use them

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Saturday at 20:54 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Bianca Borges' top three tips for perfect vegetables:

1. How to properly store raw vegetables: Vegetables such as celery, carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, zucchini and yellow squash can all be served raw. To keep them fresh, wash the vegetables well, peel if necessary and cut to desired sizes. Wrap in damp paper towels and store in a large, sealed zip-top baggie with the air pressed out. The vegetables can be prepped up to two days in advance.

2. How to blanch vegetables: Some vegetables, such as asparagus and green beans, benefit from brief cooking — or blanching — to make them more tender and to preserve their bright colors. Other veggies, like carrots, can be served raw but will look fresher if you blanch them. Here's how: Clean and cut vegetables to the desired size. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt as if making pasta, about one tablespoon of salt per gallon of water. (Use kosher salt if available — it has a clean, non-metallic taste. ) Then add one type of vegetable at a time to the boiling water. Cook until half-tender, from one to three minutes, depending on vegetable (for instance, carrots take the longest and asparagus the shortest, with green beans somewhere in the middle ).

3. How to prevent blanched vegetables from overcooking: After you've removed each type of vegetable from the water, you'll want to stop it from cooking. There are two easy methods for doing this. The first is to "shock" the vegetables: Fill a large bowl 1/3 with ice, then add cold water until the bowl is half full. Once vegetables are in the boiling water, begin testing at about one minute — remove a vegetable, take a bite and see how firm it is. When vegetables are as tender as you want them to be, scoop them out of the water with tongs or a large strainer scoop and drop into the ice water. (You can use the same boiling water for remaining vegetables. ) Let them stay in the water until cooled, about two minutes, then store as for raw vegetables. If you don’t have access to enough ice, the second way is to put a few layers of paper towel on a large sheet pan; when vegetables have blanched enough, transfer to the sheet pan and spread out so they cool down quickly. Once cool, wrap them in the same paper towels and store in baggies as for the raw vegetables. Like the raw veggies, the blanched vegetables can be prepped up to two days in advance.
December 19 at 09:07 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Nostalgia  The land that made me, me

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December 16 at 08:36 EST .

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   Bettijo  Somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong. My YouTubes are not embedding.

Do watch this. You will love it.
December 16 at 08:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Well that was fun, & for a change the sound worked for me.
December 16 at 19:38 EST .

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   Balogreene  loved it.
December 18 at 22:17 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Health & Diet  What Are GMOs, and Should I be Worried About Them?

GMO is an acronym for genetically modified organism. GMOs are crops or animals whose DNA has been artificially altered in order to improve one or more traits. They could not have evolved or mutated naturally to achieve this change. In many case, foreign DNA is injected into the organism. Today, the majority of corn and soy in the US are GMO, after their DNA was altered to withstand certain pests and certain herbicides.

While this scientific feat is quite amazing, GMOs pose several challenges:

GMOs have not clearly been proven safe for humans over the long term.
Use of GMOs has not necessarily decreased the use of pesticides or herbicides. In some cases, their use and toxicity has increased.
GMOs are patented and pose ethical issues pertaining to corporate control of the global food supply.

Awareness of the existence of GMOs has grown in the past few years, with many consumer groups calling for clear labeling of food products containing genetically modified ingredients. According to Consumer Reports, over 70% of Americans would like to know if their food contains GMOs. What seems to be a basic consumer right - to know what is in your food - has so far been ignored. Legislation attempts in several states have failed, mostly due to heavy campaigning by food companies and the biotech industry.

Bottom Line
Whether GMOs are safe or not is still a hotly debated matter. What should not be debated is consumers' right to know what's in their food.

Supermarket Tip
Use your Fooducate app to find GMOs in your food. Go to the app settings screen, and in the GOAL tab, make sure to turn WARN ME ABOUT GMOs to ON.

I have the Fooducate app on my iphone. You scan in the bar code from the food product and Fooducate will tell you a lot about the product, if it contains gluten or other things (you select what you want to be warned about ). You can get this app from iTunes. It is $3.99. There is a free version, but it does not give you all this information. bj

Read more at: http://www.imore.com/best-nutrition-and-food-information-app
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December 15 at 09:49 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  A man and a woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands.
The waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the woman slowly sliding down her chair and under the table but the man
stared straight ahead. The waitress watched as the woman slid all the way down her chair and out of sight under the table. Still, the man stared straight ahead.
The waitress, thinking this behaviour a bit risqué, and worried that it might offend other diners, went over to the table and, tactfully, began by saying to the man,
"Pardon me, sir, but I think your wife just slid under the table."

The man calmly looked up at her and said, "No, she didn't. She just walked in."
December 15 at 08:18 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  In Case You Missed It Dept.:

Charles Barkley defended cops after the Ferguson rioting, saying black neighborhoods would be the Wild West without them. The protests angered many. At a high school football game in Texas Friday, every time the ref signaled touchdown, the crowd booed him for making an anti-police gesture.

President Obama decided to name Pentagon career official Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary and met with him Friday. He is a theoretical physicist. The president wants to know how he can theoretically put a hundred thousand troops back in Iraq without letting their boots touch the ground.

U.S. News and World Report reported that United States national debt reached eighteen trillion dollars Friday. However, none of the three major broadcast TV networks mentioned the milestone in their evening newscasts. The United States hasn't been attacked by this many zeros since Pearl Harbor.

The White House refused to deny reports Friday that President Obama is going to slap sanctions on Israel over settlements on the West Bank. His combativeness toward Israel is reflexive. Obama never got over his boyhood horror in Indonesia when he learned that the Jews killed six million Nazis.

Hillary Clinton gave a foreign policy address Thursday and recommended the U.S. deploy smart power around the world and learn to empathize with our enemies. She lectured the Palestinians and Israelis how to live together side-by-side even though they hate each other. No one's better qualified.

President Obama commented on BET about the angry black protests Sunday by saying America is rooted in racism. The media just loves to fuel the fire. George Zimmerman's wife divorced him last year saying that he has become two different people, a Hispanic at home and a white guy on the news.

George W. Bush stood by the CIA Sunday when CBS News asked him about the Senate revealing U.S. torture against terrorists when he was president. It's gotten worse since. President Obama just sent six terrorists from Guantanamo to Uruguay, giving old German Nazis a chance to rehabilitate them.

President Obama asked Congress for and obtained a ninety-day extension Monday for the NSA to monitor phone calls in the U.S. for terrorist activity. The NSA Director assured Congress that the NSA does not use the information on political opponents. That's the IRS's job and they're a different union.

Prince William arrived at the White House Monday to discuss with President Obama ways to halt the illegal trade in wildlife in Africa. The timing had to be just right. In order to get any help, William had to give President Obama time to cool off after he got trampled by elephants a month ago.

Prince William flew from New York to Washington D.C. Monday for a visit with President Obama at the White House about his wildlife foundation. The two chatted in the Oval Office for two hours. It was a meeting between a symbolic ruler with no real power anymore
December 15 at 08:14 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  "Remarkably, the Washington Post published an article by Philip Bump on "Why Matt Drudge and Lucianne Goldberg still rule the conservative media roost." For those who really want the truth on current and historical facts, the Drudgereprot.com and Lucianne.com should be bookmarked on your computer. They are without peer for providing the truth from national and international verifiable news sources. The Drudgereport merely provides news links that are later utilized by most major news networks. Lucianne.com is more in the format of an information salon where registered readers (known as ldotters ) can comment on the articles posted from around the world. The site is rigorously monitored by the Lcom taste police which will delete tasteless or obscene remarks deemed unsuitable as posted."
Read more at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1214/colon121514.php3#8j7EK
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December 15 at 05:26 EST .

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   Fireball27  And I'm so proud to be an L.Dotter! So some people are starting to wake up. I hope we are finally getting our voices heard by the main stream media. Thanks for posting this Bettijo.
December 15 at 15:22 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Heirloom Weights & Measures Conversion Chart

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December 14 at 11:17 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Found this posted on another site:

"The definition of Sociopath from the Mayo Clinic reads like a biography of Obama:

•Disregard for right and wrong
•Persistent lying or deceit to exploit others
•Using charm or wit to manipulate others for personal gain or for sheer personal pleasure
•Intense egocentrism, sense of superiority and exhibitionism
•Recurring difficulties with the law
•Repeatedly violating the rights of others by the use of intimidation, dishonesty and misrepresentation
•Child abuse or neglect
•Hostility, significant irritability, agitation, impulsiveness, aggression or violence
•Lack of empathy for others and lack of remorse about harming others
•Unnecessary risk-taking or dangerous behaviors
•Poor or abusive relationships
•Irresponsible work behavior
•Failure to learn from the negative consequences of behavior

Causes:
•Being subjected to verbal, physical or sexual abuse during childhood
•Unstable or chaotic family life during childhood
•Loss of parents through traumatic divorce during childhood
•History of substance abuse in parents or other family members"
December 10 at 07:27 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  That could describe the majority of people in Washington DC.
December 11 at 12:57 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Irresponsible work behavior describes Boehner, if he remains Speaker, it will be a travesty. Many of us spent time, money and busted a gut for True The Vote, and he turns on us like this ?
December 12 at 02:07 EST .

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