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   Grahamcracker posted on Main Page The Lobby  Not sure which page to post this, so I'm posting here. I had a rash, went to the dermatologist. He prescribed a cream. He gave me a coupon to call a mail-order pharmacy. The cost of the cream would be $35 and would be hand-delivered. Fast forward a couple months. Still am using the cream. The dr. wrote a scrip in case I ran out before my next appointment. On a whim, I looked it up on line. The cost for this cream at CVS, Walgreens, Target was $8000. This is not a misprint. There was an article about this cream. Seems as though some company bought different meds that have no generic equivalent. This particular one raised the price 4000% in 2 years. I took the scrip to Walgreens. They said their price would be $7000! I told the dr. yesterday that I would not be refilling that scrip. He was amazed at the cost. When I tell people about this, I'm sure they will think I'm lying. I just wanted to share this utterly ridiculous experience. Thanks for listening!
July 19 at 23:19 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Meet me on the Shopper's Beware Wall. I can meet and beat your experience. I know what you say is true. EC
July 20 at 07:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Further to this - if you're ever in need of medical hard equipment do your cost homework before going through your insurance plan. I.e., a device I had to get - rollator - was $60-80 on-line/in store without insurance, $130 co-pay with insurance & free from St. Vincent DePaul Society used but in mint condition. Lots of charities accept nearly new medical equipment, check your area.
July 20 at 13:13 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Also, local Disabled American Veterans chapters have walkers, canes, even scooters, some oxygen type apparatus, all depends on what is donated, but worth a phone call.
July 20 at 13:51 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Main Page The Lobby  The past few days I've been getting the message that my saved password is different do I want to change whenever I post a comment. I have no idea what this is.
June 15 at 20:02 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  My husband ordered a leash from chewy.com for our kitty. He ordered a size small, but she needs a medium. He called the company for instructions on returning the item. He was told to keep it and donate it to a shelter. They then replaced the item and there was no shipping charge. Just want to let people know that Chewy is a great company! BTW, we did give the leash to the Almost Home Foundation, a wonderful rescue group in northern Illinois.
February 9 at 10:19 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Sports  CUBS WIN!
November 3 at 00:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  So happy for them.
November 3 at 19:32 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Sports  CUBS WIN!
October 22 at 22:51 EST .

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   Balogreene  My grandmother was 1 the last time the Cubs won the Series. My 86-yr old mom was 15 the last time they made the series. She is so thrilled to see it happen again.
October 22 at 23:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  May the best team win ... both have former World Series Red Sox winners - Theo - Cubs and Terry Francona - Indians. Our loss, your good gain.
October 22 at 23:28 EST .

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   Balogreene  Billy Williams was at the game, he said his first thought as the win occurred, was of Ronnie and Ernie. I'm hoping the Indians can wait another year, their last Series win was after the last Cubs championship games!
October 23 at 10:23 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Sports  CUBS WIN!
October 22 at 22:51 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Suggested Reading  For all you Lisa Scottoline fans, Damaged, her new book is very good.
I just finished a delightful history/cookbook, The Book of Lost Recipes by Jaya Saxena. It's a compilation of recipes from iconic closed restaurants. It's such a fun read.
Has anyone read John Dickerson's Whistlestop? I tried. The editing is non-existent. I thought I was being picky until I read the reviews on Amazon. Those who didn't like it were as turned off as I was by the obvious errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. There were sentences that made no sense at all. I returned it to the library after plowing through 2 chapters.
September 21 at 14:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree about bad editing distracting from the enjoyment of any book.
September 22 at 16:06 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Suddenly I'm getting game pop-up ads on a site I visit daily. I installed ad blocker plus on my laptop per recommendations here. However, when I tried to install it on my iPad, I get the message that Safari can't install ABP. Any suggestions? Thanks!
September 5 at 15:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  I know diddly about iPads, but I'll look it up for you. I searched 'intall ABP on Safari'. Link below.

https://adblockplus.org/en/safari At the top of that link is 'Report an issue". Pls try that. I think you email them and wait to hear.

Then see article at CNET para. 4 re bugs and issues.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-insta
ll-adblock-plus-on-safari/


One more option. If the first two don't help, read the link below thoroughly. I'd read it two or three times. I might even print it in order to refer to it for install.
http://www.amongtech.com/how-to-install-
adblock-plus-on-safari/


The first link says easy peasy. You're saying not so. I'm seeing there 'were' bugs but they have been fixed. Again, apparently, not so.

So...I hope something above helps. ...um...the links may be hot once I comment, if not you'll you have to paste them into your browser. It may be a bit of work, but it will be worth it, imo.
September 5 at 23:37 EST .

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   Tulsa  Apple forum below might help.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/449
0155?start=0&tstart=0
September 6 at 08:09 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Thank you, Tulsa, for your help. You really went the extra mile! I tried to install ABP according to directions and it appears as though there is a charge for it. I found that odd as ABP was free when I installed it on my laptop. I did the soft reboot recommended in the Apple link. I still get the pop up on the site I had problems with before. Guess I'll only go to that site on my laptop. Again, thanks so much, Tulsa. Your kindness is appreciated.
September 8 at 16:33 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on The Road Automobilia  Update on the post below: A lady I know from church suggested a car with power seats. I tried her suggestion and am now the owner of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra. I has power seats & I can see over the hood! After not buying a car for 14 years, I'm blown away by all the bells & whistles a new car has. It's quite a sporty little number for an old broad like me, but what the hey...you only live once!
January 9 at 22:41 EST .

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   Balogreene  We got a Hyundai Elantra wagon in about 2001. I loved it, I could see over the hood! I didn't have to sit too close to the wheel. Since it was paid off, I got my Mazda Miata convertible. But, the Elantra was hit, and totaled by a drunk driver, while parked. We now own a Kia Soul (easy for mom to get in and out of ).The Elantra is probably going to be my retirement car.

My sister the liberal couldn't believe so many people in our family drove Hyundai's and Kia's. When it was time for her to get a new car, she went to KBB, Consumer reports, and others. She bought an Elantra because it was the best rated. She loves it!
February 19 at 23:41 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on The Road Automobilia  I'm looking for a new car. My Hyundai Elantra is almost 14 yrs.old. It's been a great car, and would like to buy another. Husband brought one home for me to test drive today. Great little car BUT I can't see over the sloping hood nor can I see the front fenders. I'm only 5' tall, so that could be part of the problem. The salesman told my husband all new cars are made that way because they found it cuts down on rear-end accidents. Oh really? All I can imagine is I'll be parking by ear when I pull in between 2 cars. My daughter is taller than I, has a newer car & she has the same problem. My son said he can't see the front of his new truck. what is wrong with this picture?
December 11 at 23:11 EST .

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