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   Escaped commieny posted on Jokes  Best Joke on the boards is Harry, Dinghy, Harry claiming an exercise band sent him flying into cabinets that broke his bones. ROTFLMAO.
I had a Humana group for Silver Sneakers, OK, so we used less resistant bands, but I know plenty of guys that used the Gold Gym Power Training Extreme, Heavy Duty resistance band in between weight lifting for cross training. If it breaks from long use, it tears, it doesn't just let go and send you flying. What a moron, hope it was those guys that wanted him to eliminate Bundy, pay back is a zitch.
January 20 at 16:33 EST .

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   Alice  Yes! Seems like a couple of times now DHarry has been 'lessoned' and claimed it was exercise equipment... The organizations that founded Las Vegas may be out of sight these days, but would not actually abandon such a lucrative city or state.
January 23 at 12:00 EST .

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   Bettijo  Could it be Harry is too weak (in strength as well as character ) to use a "professional" resistant band and was using a super-size rubber band? I think rubber bands do "snap." Just asking...

Or, possibly, 6 years of protecting and defending Obama could have driven him to drink resulting in a fall like Hillary. Who knows?
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   Escaped commieny posted on Main Page The Lobby  God Bless America - The Story



Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.
Here are the facts... The link at the bottom will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of "GOD BLESS AMERICA". But before you watch it, you should also know the story behind the first public showing of the song.
The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression.Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and American families sat around their radios in the evenings, listening to their
favorite entertainers, and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.
Kate was also large; plus size, as we now say, and the popular phrase still used today is in deference to her, "It ain't over till the fat lady sings".Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV, but with her voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her time.
Kate was also patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring . She had hope for America , and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (who also wrote "White Christmas" ) and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her.
He went to his files and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before - way back in 1917. He gave it to her and she worked on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from God Bless America . Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for the very first time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, "You're In The Army Now." At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it's Ronald Reagan.
January 18 at 13:49 EST .

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   Escaped commieny   https://www.youtube.com/embed/TnQDW-NMaR
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January 18 at 13:50 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  for Jolly
January 18 at 13:52 EST .

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   Bettijo  Thanks! I had chills go up and down my spin as I watched this. It was all I could do to keep from crying. It breaks my heart; the patricians we had back them and the hatred of our country exhibited today. I sent it on to everybody I know.
January 18 at 15:15 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Household Hints  I bought a neat Plastic Package Opener called Pyranna from Pulse TV but their website 'simplysimon llc' doesn't seem to be working. I ruined good WISS kitchen shears on these dumb plastic packages. Apparently there is a patent pending problems, but Ebay has them. Sure saves a lot of hassle. www.pyranna.com 800-803-4001
January 17 at 16:53 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Main Page The Lobby  We went to American Sniper movie this afternoon, highly recommend. We are Americans. I can't write what I think resides in Our House, who doesn't attend a Unity Rally of 40 World Leaders and then releases 5 terrorists.
'...deliver us from evil....
January 17 at 16:19 EST .

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   WAN2  Being almost through his book, I can only say he represents a mindset fast disappearing in this country.
January 18 at 09:01 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I know you are wrong, our theater was packed with every age group, and it is in a small town. In my family, two generations were represented in country and I can say the 'mindset' is not disappearing.
January 18 at 09:31 EST .

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   Linder  I've never liked war movies but will go to pay my respects when it comes to our small town theater.
January 18 at 21:33 EST .

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   Clipped wings  We will be making an exception and try to go to a local theater for this film. From reports of those who have been, they say that at the end of the movie, the audience is completely silent, some cases some applause, but mostly reverent silence. A testimony to an extraordinary piece of work to leave people so moved. I think the fantastic turnout it is a sign of the country's mood.
January 19 at 07:53 EST .

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   WAN2  Perhaps this issue, more clearly than any other, is what splits this country in two. Half of us are pouring into theaters, half are not.
January 19 at 09:55 EST .

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   Balogreene  While visiting, my sister asked what movie I'd like to go see. I told her American Sniper, she asked why on earth? I told her, I work with a guy whose life was saved by Chris Kyle. She just said "oh".
January 19 at 13:38 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Recipes  The newsletter arrived, lettuce, strawberries mentioned below 1/9. Their hydro plan can be used on your patio or deck. The FARM is a favorite for school kids.
http://www.hydroharvestfarms.com/hydroharvesthome.html
I have no financial interest, just think it's neat.
January 14 at 14:20 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  BALO? what do you know about this, since you cook with Mediterranean recipes?
Black Cumin seeds, also known as Nigella Sativa — have been used to successfully heal the body — for over 3,300 years, since their first reported discovery in Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Part of the buttercup family, the seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole.

There have been reports of these “magical” seeds used throughout history in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and India. Regarded throughout the entire Middle East as one of the most powerful anti-carcinogenic herbs ever existing…
January 14 at 14:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  I know nothing about that. I know cumin (regular old fresh cumin is used in a tea to help reduce fevers ). The tea I make has cumin, cardamom (very expensive anymore ), and white pepper, plus some other ingredients I would have to look up. I learned to add the cumin (comino ) from Native American (generally Pueblo ) students when I was in NM.
January 14 at 20:24 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Darn, I figured, if anyone knew, you were the one, you have taught us so much, 'out side the box'.
January 20 at 15:14 EST .

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   Balogreene  I did some research. It is sworn as wonderful in places like Turkey. But under investigation for health benefits in other places.
January 20 at 21:33 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Main Page The Lobby  I have a question on Medical Care, posted on Shoppers Wall, any one familiar with MDVIP ?
January 14 at 06:05 EST .

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   Tulsa  Escaped, it's concierge medicine, I believe. One name I've heard. There are others.

Our GP was in private practice. I feared he would retire. He investigated MDVIP which would have taken him from 2000 patients to 600. Each patient would pay $1650 per year and have direct access to him.

We weren't interested as we see him twice a year for prescriptions and a flu shot. Thankfully he decided against it and joined a family practice which has 6+ other drs. The regulatory demands of the ACA are expensive. I'm so thankful he decided against it.

I hope this helps. Best wishes..Tulsa
January 17 at 23:32 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Buzz, how is Mabel doing ?
January 13 at 17:28 EST .

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   Gerty  I'd like to know too.
January 15 at 15:11 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor  Our Doctor, of 23 years informed us yesterday, he is joining MDVIP and will reduce his patients from 6000 to 600. I have been researching all over the web today, pros and cons galore. Wonder if any other connectors are facing this decision. Our present coverage DOES cover preventative care but with all that is going on with socialized medicine, what if it decides not to ? I can't see paying $105/wk for insurance and then this $3000.00 a yr extra but I don't want to give him up. Really need some other input, we have until March to decide. Where is a good crystal ball when you need it.
January 13 at 15:06 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  MDVIP.com
January 13 at 15:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  I answered you on the home page of The Connection. Our MD was going from 2000 patients to 600. The fee was $1650 per person per year and I don't believe that covers anything but access to the dr. It's basically concierge medicine. Our GP is excellent but he does not make hospital visits.

We go twice a year for prescriptions only bc that is as long as the law allows a script to be written and a flu shot. $1650 x 2 was impossible to justify.

Dr. is 50+ ish. He was in private practice. The ACA regs and expenses are high. He joined a large family practice, all of his patients were grandfathered in the new practice. Then he flirted with MDVIP, but decided against it. We would have been forced to select a new GP, but thankfully he decided against it.

In this economy, you might find your dr. changes his mind too. Wait as long as possible and you might get to keep him as we did ours. I do hope this helps.
January 17 at 23:50 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I am hoping you are right, received a cell call yesterday from some PR group pushing this carp, I can't believe he would get suckered in, but his son is now his PA, so am wondering what influence he might have behind this 'shift'. I have known this Dr for over 20 years and has never steered us wrong, but I am having some real nightmares since Zero care.
January 20 at 15:19 EST .

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   Tulsa  Escaped, our dr. went to a ? seminar in Florida about this. He was pumped. He sent announcement ltrs, a robo call reminder, then an invitation for a presentation at a local hotel with a choice of two times when people did not jump all over the offer, another reminder ltr, another robo call and then the ltr he'd decided to stay put.

I honestly don't think he found 600 people clamoring for this service. This isn't the Hamptons and I doubt this service makes house calls like Hank Med in Royal Pains.

I know of one successful specialist here who is cash only for services, and he's a shrink.

We could not justify $1650 per person per yr when we only see him twice for prescriptions. $825 for a brief visit. I don't think so.

I have no idea what your dr will do, of course. I sincerely hope it works to your benefit and his. ACA is a briar patch for drs. The Suit and I were traumatized about losing our dr. So I know what you're feeling.
January 21 at 10:08 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Our Doc says 1500 ea/yr but we pay United Health Care thru employer and it covers preventative maintenance. So I can not justify that added expense. BUT, the big kicker is, since DH's accident with bills covered thru worker's comp, what if he can't go back to work and we lose that employee coverage. I am waiting to see what the surgeon says Fri. If DH gets 'grounded' then maybe we will have to go concierge. No Hampton s here either, LOL
January 21 at 15:54 EST .


   Tulsa  Consider this. If your dr is a GP as ours is, would the $1500 per person, per yr be justified? Iows, would DH need a specialist? or would your current dr be the only one you need to see?

If you have to pay ins. premiums in addition to $1500 per person, that's getting rilly, rilly, steep, imo. You understand this GP fee is for him only...it covers nothing else. Not x-rays, blood work, flu shots...nothing. It is access to the dr only. You may reach him by phone any time. That's not worth the $, no matter how much we like our dr.

Pls don't share the particulars on DH's accident.

DH may qualify for SS disability. I think that takes a long time and there are no guarantees. If DH loses employee coverage, there is ? COBRA. Is that it? It's interim ins. My hair hurts thinking about this. I'm certain Human Resources at work can help you, guide you, answer questions.

You both must continue ins. coverage. Time was I was bullet proof and never thought about ins. But I grew up.

Goodness gracious, I understand your concern. I'll certainly pray for you both and I know the Lord has the answer and He will surely convict you of what to do.

Again, my very best to you both.
January 21 at 23:43 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I don't have a problem discussing his injury. He tore his knee out, it wasn't just a rupture, it was way beyond that, torn in two, so he has a new brace, apparently there is not vascular, blood flow to tendons and ligaments, like if you cut your finger so he has another 30 days before actual PT but doc says he is healing fine.
January 23 at 11:37 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Recipes  OMG, I don't know if this should be here or PEEVES. When DH was home recovering from cancer surgery in 200o, he discovered the cooking channel. This was someone that didn't know we had a stove in the kitchen. I would come home from work and find UPS, Foreman Grills, Fry Daddies, and a Showtime Rotisserie that has to be used on the porch or it sets off the smoke alarms. Today, he decided to go to Publix for Lobsters on Sale and is making his mothers' Lobster Newburg recipe tomorrow. I need to get a mortgage, hide his crutches, his keys or move out.
January 9 at 15:34 EST .

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   Gram77  This should be on a Humor Site. It's hilarious!
January 9 at 15:58 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh, I love it. My mom intercommed me the other day, said she had seen a frozen side on Food Network, it was Brown Rice and Quinoa, could I look for it? I told her we had that 90 second stuff (had just gotten it ). She loves it! Without these sites, where would I have learned tangines, Japanese, etc. I love the kitchen!
January 9 at 20:01 EST .

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   Balogreene  When my daddy retired, my mom was still working. Daddy decided she shouldn't have to cook, so he took it up. He'd always done steaks, burgers, dogs, on the grill, and salads. They had a lazy Susan affair, with a big bowl for the lettuce, and six or eight smaller dishes that held the add-ins, onion, pepper, olives, whatever. When done with dinner, you put lids on the dishes and they went in the fridge for the next night. Daddy always made the salad.

One day he called to tell me he made meatloaf, baked potato (another specialty of his ), and spinach for dinner. That is my all-time favorite meal. I asked how he made the meatloaf. He said it is so easy, you take the ground beef, a package of McCormick seasoning, and follow the directions!

A couple of weeks ago,mom and I were in the grocery store, they had all the canned sauces, packets of different seasoning, whatever. Mom just looked at it all and said "Your dad could have been a GREAT cook, if he'd had all of this, he would have loved it." We usually cook from scratch (usually ), but, are so proud of daddy, he learned to cook cause he loved mom so much.
January 10 at 18:41 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  UPDATE: The Lobster Newburg was fantastic. But alot of work, next time he feels the 'urge to splurge' they will just be broiled and buttered.
January 11 at 07:51 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Balo, you did it again, I had to lookup Quinoa and then couldn't remember what Tahini is
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/quino
a-and-brown-rice-bowl-with-vegetables-an
d-tahini

DH's background is Industrial Chemical engineer, so he is overly precise with ingredients and proportions. I was taught a pinch of this and a dash of that, so I just stay out of the way, then get KP duty.
January 11 at 08:14 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Balogreene, your dad sounds like he was a sweetie.
January 12 at 11:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh Bird, he was so good to us! Especially mom. A truly wonderful man.
January 12 at 22:13 EST .

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   Surfhut  Hilarious! Men are such interesting people!
January 13 at 15:49 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Jokes  For his birthday, little Joseph asked for a 10-speed bicycle.

His father said, 'Son, we'd give you one, but the mortgage on this house is $289,000 and your mother just lost her job. There's no way we can afford it.'

The next day the father saw little Joseph heading out the front door with a suitcase.

So he asked, 'Son, where are you going?'

Little Joseph told him, 'I was walking past your room last night and heard you telling mum you were pulling out.

Then I heard her tell you to wait because she was coming too.

And I'll be derned if I'm staying here by myself with a $289,000 mortgage and no bike.
January 9 at 08:45 EST .

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   Balogreene  On another note, when my nephew was just about 10, he wanted one of those video device things. His parents couldn't afford it, and told him so. My sister said he prayed and prayed, and finally, even wrote a letter to Santa, saying one of them would come through. His aunts and grandparents got together, and got him the device, from Santa, of course. When he opened it, he purportedly said "Oh, he does exist!"
January 9 at 19:54 EST .

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