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   Gram77  Just some small talk. I took a friend to Aspen Dental for implants. Let me say this, never any implants for me! Her pain showed on her face like a bright light. She was told she will have 5 days of severe pain and then it will settle down. No thanks!! I had no idea what the procedure was but her entire implants for all the the bottom teeth were done all at once.
January 25 at 14:17 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, my husband had some implants (to replace a removable bridge ) several years ago and his experience was just fine. Very little discomfort during the procedure and very little afterwards. His procedure was done in two visits, one to embed the little devices in his jaw and then the second to attach the teeth. I'm sorry about your friend's experience.
January 25 at 15:51 EST .

   Gram77  Her work was all done today with all teeth in the bottom implanted. I thought it was rather severe but apparently that is the way Aspen does it. Your hubby's experience was what I thought would be done with her. This is gross but what worried me was how much she was bleeding. I plan to check her out this evening. She was recently widowed and lives alone.
January 25 at 17:12 EST .

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   Balogreene  I needed full dentures that fit and worked. I researched. Many places here in the DC area advertise a full mouth in a day. I can't imagine if they had to pull, put in the stubs, and add the the teeth in one day! That would be killer.

A friend had two implants, they put in the rods, and then went back a few weeks later, after they were sure the rods had set (one had not ).

When I got my full-mouth dentures they told me I could get two implants on each jaw that would anchor the dentures. So far, I'll deal with fixedness!
January 27 at 23:45 EST .

   Flaming Sword  If you are prone to power failures, try this on Amazon. I have one, will be ordering another or two.Rechargable. Touch it to change brightness, 3 levels. Even has a wrist strap hidden underneath if you need to walk the dog or go outside. Says it's good for outdoors (hang it in a tree? ) never tried that. I use it when I need to get under the mess of cords under my desk, the back of the pantry, and once in a power failure. Amazingly bright. Less than 20Bucks. Recharge it,no bulbs or batteries to replace.. Says it's good for at least 5 hrs if set on the bright setting. It weighs nothing. Once charged, it's there when the lights go out. A very good item.

Housmile Multifunctional Intelligent LED Moving Light, Built-in 2200mAh High Capacity Lithium Battery, Stepless Fingerprint Touch Night Lights for Home Indoors and Outdoors
January 23 at 18:27 EST .

   Balogreene  This was taken about 1500 hours. Dulles Airport (just down the road ) recorded 24 inches of snow, and we are expecting another 8 to 12 inches. I can work from home, so, not too upset for a while.
   January 23 at 16:20 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh, that's out my front door. It's just a drift, but, look at the cars, mine on the right is half buried!
January 23 at 16:21 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Stay safe and warm. I know you will.
January 23 at 18:38 EST .

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   Fireball27  Just raining here in our part of Oregon. Snow up in the mountains though. About 48 degrees. Good luck to all of you out east!
January 23 at 19:43 EST .

   Balogreene  Started snowing Friday, Today (Wednesday ), finally paid someone to plow the cars out. A very kind neighbor shoveled out the door, so we could at least go out of the house.
January 27 at 23:47 EST .

   Gram77  We have fairly high winds here in Bradenton but nothing compared to what the East Coast is getting. Keep warm and safe BirdsNest. According to the news you have a ways to go before this monster blows out.
January 23 at 08:47 EST .

   BirdsNest  Hope everyone is snug inside with this monster storm tearing up the East Coast. At 4:40 am Assateague Island recorded an 85mph wind gust. Tress are down, the causeway into Chincoteague is closed due to flooding. Here at 4:30 this morning, I was out checking on animals, the wind was roaring through, rain was horizontal. It lasted a few minutes then got dead quiet. An hour later the wind blew a bit but nowhere near as strong as that one gust. I haven't rushed out to check on everything else. The animals seemed to be alright on my last trip outside.
January 23 at 08:32 EST .

   Escaped commieny  The Charlotte Operating Center locked down all the guys last night, DH barely made it in from the icy West Virg Mts but safe at OC. Our winds here in Central Fl are heavy, leaves from the tree next door has filled my screen room, Hah, I leave the door open for the muttlies. Eye Dr told me Wed the wound is healed but need another month on meds so I am still using the walker not to fall
January 23 at 11:07 EST .

   StormCnter  Stay safe. All our friends in that area of the country are in my prayers.
January 23 at 12:53 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Bird, are you located in the Assateague/Chincoteague area? When I lived in Virginia [Richmond] Chincoteague was one of my favorite places on earth to spend time. Jekyll Island, Georgia, the Outer Banks and Chincoteague. Some of the most beautiful places on earth.
January 23 at 15:00 EST .

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   Linder  Bird, you must be one strong and determined person. You've had a lot to deal with and I never hear any self pity in your posts. You have my admiration.
January 25 at 21:41 EST .

   Papasparky  Donald Trump, and now with Sarah Palin, is rattling a lot of cages that have been needing rattled for a long time. Personally, I hope he will lose interest and exit stage right when his ego is satiated sufficiently, although he is absolutely much better than anyone the Democrats have elevated into power since probably Harry Truman. If he ends up being the nominee, I'm OK with it and will support him completely.

However, IMHO, what this nation sorely needs right now is a President with two outstanding attributes; he needs to be highly intelligent (which Trump is ) but also solidly grounded in the Christian faith -- a person who can put God and country ahead of personal desire. I think Ted Cruz fills that profile.

Again, IMHO this video displays such a man, or rather two such men -- father and son. I am particularly impressed with the father. I found this video to be very uplifting and reassuring.
January 21 at 12:19 EST .

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   Balogreene  The thing I am worried about this time around is Love For Country and ability to get things done. I too am a Cruz supporter, I think he is eligible on both counts, and is also a strong Christian.

I will vote for whoever the Republican nominee is, and wouldn't mind at all if it is Trump. He is intelligent, loves America, and gets things done.
January 21 at 23:00 EST .

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   Clipped wings  All along, I have hoped that Trump would be the one out front saying the things others were too afraid to voice. He has been doing that and has fired up the often silent masses. My hope has been that before it goes too far, that he would step down and support Cruz totally and ask his following to do the same. Cruz - intelligent, one to understand and uphold the constitution, more conservative than the others plus so many other qualities.
January 22 at 12:11 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Today I had a bit more time and decided to check out more comments on several of the articles on the main site. I usually just read the articles but my hubby spends lots of time reading the comments. Unfortunately, I had gotten a bit disappointed with the discourse with so many attacking each other or just being way too snarky and bitter. I am as disgusted as anyone with the way our political world has evolved over the past years. I am deeply concerned about the '16 election and how it will shape the course of our wonderful country. That said, I was put off by many of the comments posted. What has happened to this site's followers? If this is any indication, the conservatives will never win another election. So sad. (Prove me wrong, please! )
January 20 at 12:49 EST .

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   Balogreene  I agree!
January 20 at 22:17 EST .

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   WAN2  Think Roman Empire. And if you're religious, pray.
January 21 at 08:57 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  It's Pro-Trump vs. Anti-Trump.

I don't know what's happened there. It used to be that you could state your opinion, and the next person stated their opinion, and so on and so on. Now, if you state an opinion that someone finds fault with, you are attacked. The "staff" has always been so quick to jump on anyone and everyone for the most minor infraction, but it seems they they are just letting the in-fighting go on and on and on.

The rules state that we are not to address other posters. That went out the window several months back. If the board is going to have rules then they should be enforced.

What everyone seems to forget is that sooner or later the Republicans are going to have a candidate, and I'll guarantee you, at lot of people will be jumping for joy while a lot of others will have their chin on the ground. People keep saying things like, If Trump is the nominee, I'll vote for Hillary; if Trump isn't the nominee, I'll vote for Hillary.

I guess everyone forgot that Hillary is the enemy.

I'm an Elmer Fudd Voter. If the Republicans run Elmer Fudd, I'm voting for him.
January 21 at 14:47 EST .

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   Balogreene  FlatCity Girl, you are so right. If all the people who couldn't vote for Romney, for whatever reason, 4 years ago, we wouldn't have had the last four years of tyranny. Why can't people realize, we have to do the best we can. If others nominate a candidate you don't like, at least vote, don't throw the election!
January 21 at 23:05 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I know why Conservatives [notice I said Conservatives, not Republicans] are behaving the way they are: Conservatives are simply sick and tired of the Republicans treating them like the Democrats have been treating African-Americans for three generations.

Some of us have been holding our noses and voting for the "He's not as bad as the Democrat" candidate for a long time, but we do it. We were kidding ourselves. He really was as bad as the Democrat. Boehner. McConnell. Ryan. Orrin Hatch. Graham. McCain. The "He IS As Bad As The Democrat" list is endless.

Give us the House and Senate, they told us. Give us the House and the Senate and we'll put the brakes on the Mulatto Muslim. We gave them the House and Senate, and they continued their Bow and Scrape act, giving the Mulatto everything he wanted and more.

Illegals flooding the country is bad enough, but now we have the Muslim hoards who have sworn to kill us and raze civilized society, destroy the West, being flown in first class and put on the Taxpayer Dole, and the Republican House and Senate act like it's business as usual.

I fully understand why Conservatives are up in arms. I'm one of them, and for my money, I think it's tar and feather time. Torches and pitchfork time.
January 22 at 09:24 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Thanks, you have let me know I'm not alone.
January 22 at 12:12 EST .

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   Gram77  Good morning from Bradenton, FL. Our town and the people are ok, but in the well known tourist community of Siesta Key there is a considerable amount of tornado damage. No one was injured but at about 3AM the tornado came through. Here in town we are experiencing fairly strong gusty winds. Out on the key they will be picking up and doing major repairs for quite some time. Weather like this is difficult here in Florida as no one has basements to escape to.
January 17 at 09:15 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Thank God you are okay. I've been watching coverage of the storms on the Weather Channel this morning. Stay safe and dry.
January 17 at 10:43 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  2 dead. My beagle woke me up at 3, no basement, as Gram says, so little bathroom with a unused mattress I have from the DH bunk. Still gustsy winds at noon, but bright sky's and all is good.
January 17 at 12:09 EST .

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   JoniTx  This was sent in an email: "The Official Donald Trump Jam"
January 16 at 12:57 EST .

   Gram77  Here I am again asking I guess a political question. What exactly will happen concerning Cruz's birth question?
January 15 at 08:01 EST .

   Balogreene  Gram, I don't know. Mark Levin says it's all silly, according to the Constitution he's every bit a Natural Born Citizen as Barak Obama, or Barry Goldwater, or George Romney, or John McCain. The founders did not want an immigrant to become president. But, the Democrats are already choosing judges. It scares me!
January 15 at 20:46 EST .

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   Allsogreat  I suspect that if we allow a Kenyon, with one American parent be President, then we should allow an American, born of two American parents.....just my thinking...H
January 16 at 11:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  I believe you're right, Allso. The precedent has been set.
January 16 at 14:29 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  After the Mulatto Muslim, I don't know how anyone could --with a straight face, question another's birth status. 0bastard is the Gold Standard for who is or isn't eligible.
January 16 at 20:56 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting day today. Once in a while human kindness pops up and renews my faith. Sometimes I need to use a cane and today was one. And in of all places, Walmart, some one stopped and asked me if I needed a cart. Pretty neat, uh?
January 14 at 13:27 EST .

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   StormCnter  There are lots of good and thoughtful people, Gram, they're all around us and I'm glad you spotted one of them.
January 14 at 15:43 EST .

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   Balogreene  Not only neat, almost unprecedented. When mom has a cane, or a motorized cart, people are always cutting her off, pushing her aside. All of which drives this daughter to almost violence. I keep saying wait until it is your mom, or you are mom.
January 14 at 23:05 EST .

   BirdsNest  It was always a surprise to me when Hagar was shopping in WalMart in an electric cart. People were kind. They always apologized when they cut him off. It used to amaze me. But then again we live in a rural area, kindness still shows itself here.
January 15 at 05:46 EST .

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