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   Prudente posted on Nostalgia  My mind floating - Does anyone remember John Beresford Tipton Jr? Yes, the old Millionaire TV show. That got me to thinking why people of money (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc. ) always seem to give to charities and never to individuals. Charities are good, but, giving a few thousand (or hundreds ) directly to someone you don't know seems like a great idea. Someone could pay off their car, or credit card, pay a months rent, whatever. Is it the tax break that keeps that from happening? Or wanting the praise of giving?
November 4 at 16:04 EST .

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   Safetydude  Pru,
I don't mean to offend... why do people that are wealthy through good investments, the brilliance that allowed them to start companies that employ hundreds, discovering and developing life saving drugs, providing opportunities through foundations, et al, owe to any one individual ?
There are millions distributed through charities and foundations.
I'm going to stop here.
November 4 at 19:23 EST .

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   Prudente  My comment disappeared - I agree with you - I didn't make myself clear. If someone is going to give to a charity,(especially if they are making a sizable donation ) why not once in awhile give to an indvidual instead? Pick a name from the phone book.
November 4 at 19:40 EST .

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   Safetydude  Life is not a tv program.
November 4 at 21:53 EST .

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   Prudente  Thanks - I didn't realize that.
November 4 at 22:02 EST .

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   Surfhut  How do you know that wealthy people don't give cash to individuals? I bet they do, but they don't announce their gifts to the media. I am certainly not wealthy. A few years ago, a neighbor had a friend who was down and out, and staying at their house. I really couldn't afford it, but anonymously put $200 in an envelope on the windshield of his car. I heard him screaming praise when he found it in the morning. He didn't know it was from me, but it blessed me. What I want to believe is wealthy people do this, too, but don't want a press report about it.
November 4 at 23:22 EST .

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   Rake King  Until his death no one knew that Frank Sinatra took care of a blind girl here in St. Louis paying for eye operations, etc. I agree with Surf, they just don't talk about it. Also, remember if they wish their giving to be a secret, in most cases it remains a secret.
November 5 at 08:40 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  And as I recall, wasn't that one of the stipulations made by the donor in the TV series, that no one was to know the source of the windfall? Frankly, I think those that make a big show of their charity aren't doing it to be charitable, but to shine the light on themselves.
November 5 at 22:40 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Main Page The Lobby  I've read a few articles about Dems wanting Zero not to run. The latest article dtd 29 Sept quoted Dick Morris saying same (for what that's worth ). I realize that Hillary would be waiting in the wings, but, my question: If Zero decides not to run, could there be more than one candidate running for the Dem nomination? If so would they have to go thru a "primary" process? I assume the Dems would automatically nominate one person that wouldn't have to go thru any process, (except market themselves ).
October 3 at 09:27 EST .

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   Struan  I find it hard to believe that whoever is running the DNC asylum at the moment would permit a primary challenge to Hussein. That would risk the one mortal lock vote bloc they have - the Black vote. Challenge Obama & risk splitting black voters or even have them stay home? Then you've got the reliable American Jewish DemoBloc (and their substantial campaign contributions ) already in potential jeopardy (though I'll hold my breath waiting for that Bloc to finally vote their own self-interest ). The Demosleaze have a tough choice - take the coming massacre and try to regroup or fracture the old New Deal special interest coalitions & splinter into single issue crazy-train clans. Pass the popcorn, please.
October 3 at 10:14 EST .

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   Gerty  I don't know. Given recent events and activities of the DNC, it is clear there are much more 'underground' activities going on, controlled by megabucks people. Rush is right--follow the money. The power is for sale!!
October 3 at 11:31 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Main Page The Lobby  I realize I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer - would someone explain to me the "cartoon" on the mother site?
September 20 at 11:27 EST .

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   Tessie  The person is choking on Obama (as we all are ) and given the Heimlich (sp? ) to hoik him up and spit him out.

Actually, I thought it was one of funniest cartoons I seen on the Mother Ship in awhile.
September 20 at 11:41 EST .

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   Betty Jean  Loved it. Think HAIRBALL.
September 20 at 12:44 EST .

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   Prudente  Thanks - dumb dumb me, didn't equate Zero with it -
September 20 at 13:20 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Let's hear it for hairballs - because I'm teed off about all sorts of institutions in this beautiful but currently unGodly country. Have been thinking a lot of the plagues that God sent to jog Pharaoh's memory.
September 20 at 20:45 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Pet Peeves  I wrote a brilliant email about how I hate call waiting. Then I accidentally deleted it. So, to reiterate: I hate call waiting.
September 15 at 15:34 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  I hate when people I'm talking to ditch me to talk to someone better. Call waiting is ridiculous. Back in the old days if you were talking to someone and someone else had an emergency, an operator would interrupt your call to let you know. If it's not an emergency, a call can wait until the line isn't busy.
September 16 at 02:46 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I just hang up on 'em, Prudente. I don't have time to be tethered to the phone all day. Bad news will get to you soon enough.
Mrs. Cow
September 16 at 06:21 EST .

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   Yottyhere  As soon as someone puts me on hold to answer their CW I hang up. Every time.
Our family and close friends learned this really fast :D

I figure if the other person is expecting a "important" call they need to tell me up front and say what they have to say F.A.S.T. I don't hold a phone to my ear listening to dead air. Nope. Not my style :D
September 16 at 19:35 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  People just don't realize how rude it is to dismiss someone (unless there's a family emergency ). Your friend is telling you that another friend is more entertaining or more interesting or more important. It makes me feel that someone is just talking to me until someone better dials them up. Maybe that's childish on my part but that's how I feel. I'm also not going to be holding a dead receiver to my ear.
September 17 at 00:51 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Pet Peeves  I dislike all weight loss commericals. But the Jenny Craig one with Carrie Fisher really grates. Her voice hurts my ears. It is so irritating.
September 13 at 22:11 EST .

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   Gerty  Could not agree with you more, Miss Prudente! Whatever happened to retiring with grace and dignity?
September 14 at 06:38 EST .

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   Rake King  Gerty, there's no earning power in retiring, so most simply go to Branson, MO and further their careers.
September 14 at 08:39 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  Yes, all weight loss commercials are loud and creepy. I don't like Marie Osmond. I think she's dumber than a bag of hair.
September 14 at 21:04 EST .

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   Rake King  'Dumber than a bag of hair"?? Where did you get that one Ms. Vale? You need to write a book with all your sayings...it would become a instant best seller
September 15 at 08:45 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Exactly, Ms Charlotte! She puts out fabric lines for quilters and it's some of the ugliest stuff I ever laid eyes on! I could care less about how much weight these people lose on a plan that sends their food to the house. I knew a guy who tried the Nutri System and he went off it in a couple of weeks, the food had no taste except nasty.
Mrs. Cor
September 15 at 13:52 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Apparently I can't even spell my own name today, we all know it's Cow.
Mrs. Cow
September 15 at 13:53 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  One time after my husband and I got married I was cleaning out closets and I stuck my hand into a paper bag and felt hair. I recoiled and screamed. It turned out it was a horse's tail hair but it freaked me out. I thought it was a bag of human hair. Ugh!
September 17 at 00:54 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Main Page The Lobby  Boehner said No to the joint session on the 7th. What's Zero going to do now?
August 31 at 17:07 EST .

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   BetterNow  He will either 1 )be the "bigger man" and give up his time slot or 2 )he will say republicans are putting party over country. I say #2.
August 31 at 17:42 EST .

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   Safetydude  Pru.
Where did you see, or hear, that Boener said 'No' to to the Prez ?
August 31 at 20:39 EST .

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   Safetydude  The misspell is intentional.
The boner is thrilled to be recognized by the Prez.
August 31 at 20:42 EST .


   Prudente  It's on the main site, Drudge and Hot Air to name few.
August 31 at 21:14 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  The Speaker pointed out that the House comes in session at 6:30 pm, and that there was insufficient time to make preparations to the President to speak. Logistics. Egads - is this the dumbest WH ever? (Rhetorical question )
August 31 at 22:24 EST .

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   Safetydude  Ok, Ok Pru,
I see it on the Mother site, I don't know 'Hot Air' and I can't find it on 'Drudge'.
Help me out with the names of the rest of the "few".
August 31 at 22:48 EST .

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   Cap MarineTet68  hotair.com is Michelle Malkin. Red State is another. They ahve websites down their sides that they connect with. So does "Blogs Lucianne Loves" available via the L.Com homepage
September 1 at 02:25 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Main Page The Lobby  Zero is going to give his Jobs Speech the same nite as the Pubs Debate - hoping (I'm sure ) more will watch him, or at the least disrupt it. Just a thought: If Palin announces she's running and she shows up for the debate, wonder if zero will change the date of his speech?
August 31 at 14:28 EST .



   Bettijo  I am so sick of Obama I would not watch him if there were nothing but snow on all other chanels.
September 1 at 14:32 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Main Page The Lobby  Yes, you all laughed at me yesterday when I said "Hooray", everything would be ok now that Zero is back in DC. I don't know how to do links, but, the following is on the mother site: "Obama takes charge at hurricane command center". See, I'm psychic -HAHAHAHAH........
August 27 at 15:05 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  I saw him sitting at the table, sort of hunched over. Reminded me of his behavior after the adults had taken over the OBL situation.
August 27 at 16:00 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Main Page The Lobby  Hooray, Hooray...The President is coming back to DC. Glory Be. I'm in Baltimore, I now feel so much better. Everything will be fine. Hooray.
August 26 at 16:33 EST .

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   Gerty  Now, now Miss Prudente--sit a spell; have a sip of wine; perhaps a cool towel on your head....we all love you! LOL
August 26 at 17:09 EST .


   Escaped commieny  Sounds delusional to me, might need more than a cool towel! Maybe a shot of Brandy! and restraints. zippy left the kids on the island so all is well, he will calms the seas /s/
August 26 at 17:17 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  hope you all know I was being sarcastic , not sure if it /s worked.
August 26 at 19:10 EST .

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   Phooey  Here is a virtual Valium, now, now, take a deep breath(patting hand ) soon everything will be OK. Prudente, you rest now.
August 26 at 20:35 EST .

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   Jerseytomato  Of course he's back in DC - you can't play golf with the wind blowing in excess of one hundred miles per hour.
August 26 at 20:57 EST .

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   Pianogirl88   He was going to come back on Sa so he was available to speak at the dedication of the MLK memorial...he just left a few hours earlier so the planes could actually fly to DC, and so he could take the helicopter from Andrews AFB to the WH. Michelle and the girls were supposed to stay in MA for a few more days, but they are heading back tonight, as well.
Escaped commieny ~ Zippy's going to have his work cut out for him if he plans on calming these seas! :~ )
August 26 at 23:08 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Movies & Reviews  The Legend of Bagger Vance is an enjoyable little movie, even if you don't like golf. Jack Lemmon narrates.
August 26 at 13:11 EST .

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   Prudente posted on Pet Peeves  Today, it's mouthwash bottles. No matter what brand, you have to kinda push in the sides of the top to open (they even have arrows showing where to "push" ). I don't have arthritis or any other hand problem, but, I can't seem to open them easily. The large bottles are a real hassle, so I have to buy those small traveler kind. Ugh.
August 18 at 10:48 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Just who thought that up? Even the washing liquid for my dishwasher has that kind of lid, I don't have arthritis either, but I have noticed a few naughty words eases the process some.
Mrs. Cow
August 18 at 11:58 EST .

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   Rake King  You dirty %$@#&$**# I am pushing in and you still won't open.
August 18 at 12:45 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Exactly, Rake King!
Mrs. Cow
August 18 at 13:14 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  Lawsuits are the basis of the aggravation we all experience in opening products. Apparently there are lots of idiots who can't control their children and don't know to put medicines out of the reach of children and the insane.
August 18 at 20:27 EST .

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   Rake King  MsVale: Your wisdom shines thru.
August 19 at 07:44 EST .

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   Flygal  I cut off those 2 little tabs as soon as I get the bottle open the first time; then no more problems opening. But I totally agree how aggravating it is
August 19 at 17:27 EST .

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   Pickle1  Good tip Flygal.
August 30 at 01:11 EST .

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