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   Tulsa  Poster NotaBene is calling my name (moniker ) on 'a' budget thread 12/11/14. Do we somehow know each other from cyberspace? Hello?
December 11 at 23:27 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Pelosi looks like she's about to have a heart attack. HA!
December 11 at 19:07 EST .

   18 people like this.



   BirdsNest  You're just trying to cheer me up....
December 11 at 19:29 EST .

  16 people like this.





   Hollyhock  Where has Wright Winger gone? I have been missing his comments.
December 11 at 10:51 EST .

   17 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  Haven't seen olhokie64 or griefs2bear, either, hope everyone is OK
December 11 at 12:18 EST .

  7 people like this.



   MeiDei  Gerty & NotaBene have been missing for a while also.
December 12 at 21:57 EST .

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   NotaBene  Hello MeiDei, I am OK, but many things happened, was busy, unfortunately lost my beloved 94-year old mother and now I have pneumonia. This has been a bad year. We lost 3 friends and my mother. Hope 2015 will be a better year.
December 12 at 23:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  Prayers & condolences to you NB. Best in the New Year for all of us here.
December 13 at 12:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back WW.
December 14 at 20:58 EST .

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   Bettijo  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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   Iacta alea est  Just got a fundraising call from the New York Police Chiefs Association. The solicitor was the rudest person I have dealt with regarding fundraisers. Besides not letting me get a word in edgewise, when I finally did get a chance to speak the dude just hung up.
December 9 at 16:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have a standard response to any fundraising phone call. "Send me something in the mail". I never ever donate to a phone appeal.
December 10 at 06:11 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting.......I also got a similar call here in Bradenton, FL and this caller was very unpleasant also, and this caller would not let me talk either. I have always tried to be polite with these calls. No more, time to just hang up.
December 10 at 08:39 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Scam?
Check Charity Navigator.
Many organizations use hired companies to do their calling for them which means that for every $ donated a good percentage goes to the company not the charity.
December 10 at 09:54 EST .

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   StephaniePlum  Just.Hang.Up. If they are trying to scam you, why should you worry about coming across as being rude?
December 10 at 12:35 EST .

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   Safetydude  You might try this. It seems to work for us.


https://www.donotcall.gov/
December 10 at 13:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  I used to get calls from a group hired by the local police association - HH is right, the group gets a big % of the funds. I do an annual donation in December to our local FD & PD - & no longer get called.
December 10 at 17:06 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Surely this makes sense to everyone on here....
   December 9 at 09:24 EST .

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   Sternben  I've seen this in several places. Can anyone provide an accurate source?
December 11 at 14:48 EST .

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   John C  Coming Up on 'Fox News Sunday': December 7
Rush Limbaugh discusses the Eric Garner decision
December 7 at 07:29 EST .

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   Gram77  Good morning to everyone. I'm up early getting ready to go to work. Just thought I would mention something about this date that I will always remember, this date and of course 9-11. I was 9 when Pearl Harbor was bombed and I didn't fully understand what was ahead for us but I knew something was terribly wrong because I could never remember a Sunday that we didn't go to church. Everyone sat around the radio, no one talking to each other, just listening, and sometimes shaking their heads. Now, today, I still include those people who were taken from us in my prayers.
December 7 at 06:46 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Gram, I thought you had retired!!
December 7 at 17:47 EST .

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   Gram77  I did, but, I found that I missed the people and the interaction. My home is small and hubby and I don't make much of a mess. I believe that my mind was getting lazy and I was sitting too much and looking at way too much TV. I'm blessed with good genes so once again I spend several days "out among 'em".
December 7 at 18:53 EST .

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   Linder  Thanks for your memories of Dec. 7, 1941.
December 7 at 18:57 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Good for you, Gram. So many folks retire and waste away allowing their minds to fade. Good for you to be out among people for your good and theirs. As long as you enjoy the work you should do it.
December 7 at 20:53 EST .

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   Gerty  Gram--you are an inspiration for so many of us!
December 9 at 06:17 EST .

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   Safetydude  http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/226235-cass
idy-defeats-landrieu-in-louisiana-senate-runoff


'Nite all.
December 6 at 23:19 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Bazinga!!!
December 7 at 17:48 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Segregation and discrimination have been eliminated as far as American law goes. No one can legally run a segregated restaurant, or segregated hotel, or any other kind of segregated or discriminatory business. Same for government at any level, federal state or local. And that is as far as government- in a country based on individual liberty and with a constitution such as ours can go.

Yet, it is a fact that racism does still exist in America, as it does in every other country on the planet. Not everyone is a racist or bigot, but it only takes a few to make life difficult for those who are not. And the place where it exists can not be reached by laws, because the place it exists is in the human heart. People have got to taught to be bigoted or racist, they also have to taught to NOT be bigoted or racist.

The only way to reach the deep places of the human heart where racism & bigotry reside is to return to teaching ourselves, each other, and our children about the love of God. The God from whose Holy Scriptures our founders drew on to establish the liberty, the rights and the values of a free and independent nation.

When we as a nation started down the road of getting God out of any aspect of public life and civil society, we made it possible for bigotry and racism to maintain a safe place in our society.

If we as Americans -of good will no matter color, race, politics, beliefs or any other category- can bring about an "Advent of love FOR God" the country we all love will once again move closer to being the country a great man described as a "shining city on a hill"
December 6 at 14:21 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Well you got me thinking deep and hard. 1. I believe this country will repair when God is recognized,after all we are,One Nation Under God, and no one can take that away. I didn't believe I was racist until the last few years, as an old white female, I am afraid to go to Walmart and be a victim of the knock out crowd. See a Youtube of the Ractrac in Ocala, FL. where the girls went on a rampage. Does that make me a bigot, or just cautious?
Yet #2. MY Doctor that I have entrusted with my life, and my DH's life too, for over 20 years is black. Matter of fact we saw him Wed. and we don't see skin color, just trust,love,and respect. So I think it is the individual, not whatever color. You'd like him, his practice is Total wellness, -science-medical-nutrition-Spiritual and he would agree with you wholeheartedly on getting God back in all our lives.
sigh, still thinking, I never saw color before.
December 6 at 14:58 EST .

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   WAN2  Statistically, one should fear blacks more than whites. No prejudice is involved in that fact. Further, a true racist would not abide a black doctor.
December 6 at 23:44 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Iacta, you have made the most cogent and truthful observation about race relations I have seen to date.

May I repost your words on other sites?
December 7 at 08:20 EST .

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   WAN2  A post script? "Turning to God" has one problem. Whose?
December 7 at 10:45 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thank you for the kind words Buzz....of course you can use them as you see fit. WAN2, I don't understand your question.
December 7 at 13:47 EST .

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   WAN2  No disrespect, lacta alea est, but the world is full of people who think they know God's plan--of whom many are dangerous.
December 7 at 18:52 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  None taken WAN2, and I agree with your point. And I do not claim to know what God's plan is. My point is only this; if we-as Americans- learn, follow and teach (hopefully by example ) the way to live life as God (and yes I am talking about the God of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures ) intends us to, our country will be the place we want it to be. Never perfect mind you, but much better than the way things are now. Remember, the first 4 of the 10 Commandments are about how we relate to God, the last 6 are about how we relate to each other. Even if one does not believe in this God, following those last 6 commandments makes life better for all of us.
December 7 at 21:35 EST .

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   Gerty  I think the Golden Rule also fits in here somewhere.
December 9 at 06:19 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Absolutely Gerty. It makes the best point anyone can make. (Paraphrasing here ) Jesus said, "All of the Law can be summed up in this-' Love thy neighbor as you love thyself" ". I know lots of folks -friends and otherwise- who refuse to let that simple message sink in, just because of the person who said it. And all of us have fallen short of it ourselves, simply because we are all imperfect humans. But God will always forgive us and also show us the way to be better the "next time". God is the god of mercy (not giving us what we deserve- chastisement ) and the god of grace (giving us what we do not deserve- forgiveness )
December 9 at 13:20 EST .

  9 people like this.





   Lonestar Jack  I have missed three items in the news. Can someone point me in the direction to get the answers.

1. What is the outcome in the Bergdahl investigation and why hasn't it been on the news?

2. Why did Gov. Nixon hold back the National Guard in Ferguson?

3. Is the "brilliant MIT economist" (Jon Gruber ) who helped author Obama Care and ended up $4 million richer ever going to be grilled under oath for public viewing?
December 5 at 22:15 EST .

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