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   Tulsa  I may? have confused instructions that stop FF asking your location. Go to this link:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/

Scroll down to' How do I turn off Location-Aware browsing permanently?' Click and follow the directions.
April 19 at 09:49 EST .

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   Kono  It appears to have worked for me. Thanks!
April 19 at 13:52 EST .

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   Tulsa  I found this note yesterday and realized I gave other directions to stop the FF share your location message. I have done both the above and the other info I shared to this pc.

Also Att only provided some of the info needed to block unwanted calls. Immediately after an unwanted call, press *61 THEN turn on the phone (we have a cordless phone with a landline ). You will hear 3 short tones, then a delay (so wait! ), then a message the number has been blocked.

Att's site directions mixes directions for blocking on the cordless phone with on line site blocking. Not helpful at all.

Anonymous calls may be blocked by pressing *77, turn the phone one and wait for a message.
April 19 at 14:19 EST .

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   Tulsa  It's *61#, but att did not tell anyone that. It's also *77# and that is one time only for anonymous calls. The *61# is after every call to be blocked.
April 20 at 21:06 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I am perplexed as to why the liberal news outlets bemoan the horrific killing of all the children by the Syrians etc and yet continue to elect pro-abortion politicians. I suspect they can spin some reason for being for and against the same position.
April 10 at 14:54 EST .

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   Kono  Because to them the will of the mother decides whether the baby is really a life? People who reject the idea of God as stupid are some of the first to ascribe Godlike powers to the human will. (Ability to create life and change sex with the flip of a thought... )
April 11 at 15:26 EST .

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   GO3  For a mother to be pro-abortion she must not only view her desires above God, but she must also think of the child as nothing more than a tumor as an extension of her body rather than a new life relying on the mother for support. She is not only spiritually devoid, but also scientifically ignorant.
April 13 at 00:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  A bathroom sign we all can understand:
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   Dwillyc  “Outrage is a substitute for religion: It convinces us that our existence has some kind of meaning or significance beyond itself, that is to say beyond the paltry flux of day-to-day existence, especially when that existence is a securely comfortable one. Therefore we go looking for things to be outraged about as anteaters look for ants. Of all emotions, outrage is not only one of the most pleasurable but also one of the most reliable.” ~ Theodore Dalrymple
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   GO3  "Paltry flux of day to day existence" is priceless. I wouldn't tout my globe trotting and sometimes dangerous lifestyle to others, but I laugh at the weekend warriors and think for me, boring is good. The humdrum life must really get to those suffering from affluenza. What else to do, but bicycle around the city, go rock climbing or as Dalrymple says, get outraged at the drop of a hat. Who fixes stuff around the house or play with the kids? Must be the handyman and the nanny.
April 8 at 11:03 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  GO3,maybe this info should be on the Vet Wall
There are 84 acres in Arlington,VA that the Army Historical Foundation wants to build an Army History Museum and need donations.
armyhistory.org/news
April 8 at 19:39 EST .

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   GO3  Don't understand the comment. This is not about the military per se but reinforcing Dalrymple's quote that some people nowadays have nothing better to do with their time than play tough guy adventurer on the weekends and/or take up the outrage of the day. When offered the opportunity, I relish doing stuff around the house or time with the family, or frankly, doing nothing and no outrage involved.
April 8 at 23:59 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I should have marked it OT, but I hate to post on the vet wall because I copy and print for DH.
On topic, I agree with original post and your comment. I didn't mean that your comments belonged on the vet wall. sigh....
April 9 at 08:03 EST .

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   Safetydude  I have to agree with GO3, ..."boring is good."
After missing birthdays, anniversaries and a funeral, it's a pleasure to wake up each day and know(God forbid something untoward happens )I'll be going to sleep in the same place that night.
Be it Sunday or Wednesday I can open a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne, clink glasses with Miss Tina, and relish the idea that I am allowed to be bored, if I choose.
April 9 at 12:05 EST .

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   GO3  Safety sums it up rather well. My latest rant more properly belongs in Pet Peeves, but since we're on the subject I'll post it here. Speaking of "my time" the world is full of Time Bandits. Dealing with any government entity and even some private ones, usually entails gobs of time wasters preventing me from spending what little time I have with loved ones or to just be bored. The simplest task nowadays runs my life far more than it should. The current one is running the gauntlet of school financial aid for the youngest daughter. We might as well hand over our first-born male child for all the junk they require. It is much more onerous than our older kids. But my gripe really encompasses all sorts of stuff like getting driver's licenses to getting a cell phone. Horrible time wasters which can run your life for days.
April 10 at 02:15 EST .

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   Safetydude  R.I.P. CPO Sharkey.
April 6 at 22:04 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Agreed. The funniest comic. Ever.
April 7 at 00:58 EST .

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   Linder  Loved Don Rickles.....have watched many of his old clips these past days and still find them funny. He was never mean or ugly like comics are today.
April 10 at 13:54 EST .

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   Straitpath  I hope we don't lose Bill O Reilly on Fox News. I know many don't like him, but I find him honest, informative and entertaining. I am so tired of the left and their ways. He who is without sin...
April 6 at 21:26 EST .

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   Gram77  This post is nothing of particular importance, just felt like sharing something light. As most of you know hubby and I are in a mobile home park ( like a good number of us ) and the vacant lot behind us is finally getting a new home. I have a perfect spot for watching from one of the bedroom windows and I didn't realize the work that goes onto setting up a home. First digging out the old slab, then a proper survey, which by the way was done wrong, then locating the electrical and various other cables and then the pouring of a new pad. The new home came in yesterday and was sort of plunked down and now it waits to be "put together". Apparently this will be my entertainment for the balance of the week. Oh yes, to make things more entertaining they say rain is in the picture. Well, that's it folks. Have a good day!
April 5 at 05:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, renting or owning the lots in your park? It makes a difference as to how the site is prepared for a home. My cousin operates a small mobile home park in north Louisiana and we owned one in North Central Texas for 20 years. In addition, as newlyweds exiled to California in the late '50s, we lived in a small mobile home for three years among a whole park full of active and retired Navy families. Thanks for your comment. I would have watched with you.
April 5 at 05:18 EST .

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   Gram77  Good morning, Storm. We own our lots and it makes for a very well kept park and owners who really care. My parents moved here in the early 60s and when they passed it become mine. I always said I wouldn't like the mobile home life. Not so, it is just fine!
April 5 at 07:54 EST .

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   WAN2  Look for the tornado straps...
April 5 at 08:51 EST .

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   Gram77  I know by law homes have to have tie-downs but either they don't show or don't know what I am looking for. I'll have to pay attention as the home gets settled. Our place is so old that tie-downs weren't even talked about. We just hope that Bradenton will not get a big blow. There was one in the 20s and none since. I told hubby if this place comes down on our head I want to move to something all cement block!!
April 5 at 10:15 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Florida Sand cranes:
   April 3 at 18:08 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  They are aggressive little buggers, caused me to swerve the car and hit a garbage can, bent the mirror, and before that tried to get a picture in the front yard and was chased back into the house. they tease the dogs and would get "smacked" but are protected, bah humbug.
April 3 at 18:11 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Why is feeding cranes prohibited?
Cranes fed by humans can become aggressive toward people. In several instances, children have been attacked by cranes. Cranes fed by humans also have been known to damage window screens and do other property damage. This behavior is probably a response of the birds to seeing their reflection, bringing out a territorial defense behavior (scratching at windows or shiny automobiles ). Cranes also are more likely to tangle in human garbage in areas populated by people. Cranes are more likely to crash into power lines in urban areas where such aerial hazards are concentrated. Cranes attracted to people's yards for feed are put at risk as they walk across roads. Many sandhill cranes are killed each year on Florida roads (see photo ). Attracting cranes to urban areas increases the threat of predation (especially to young cranes ) by dogs or cats. Further, the cranes' diets, which normally are quite diverse, are disrupted when they eat one food item (such as corn ), consistently. Heavy pesticide use in urban lawns also is of concern. Young sandhill cranes have died from pesticide poisoning.
http://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conser
ve/wildlife/sandhill-cranes/
April 3 at 18:15 EST .

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   Gram77  These birds are quite brazen. They don't move for cars. They stand there and you have to go around them. And not to mention the squawk they make.
April 3 at 20:15 EST .

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   StormCnter  You have cranes, we have wild geese who love to land and float around in private swimming pools. Homeowners are prohibited from harming them, but someone who shall remain nameless has taken a shovel and removed their nest from under her hollies. The County Agent said "just don't tell me about it".
April 4 at 07:50 EST .

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   Gram77  I think "nameless" made a good decision.
April 4 at 11:36 EST .

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   3XALADY  I never had any problem with the birds, just figured they were aerating the lawn and I enjoyed seeing them in my yard. Loved seeing the babies in the Spring and felt sorry for the one roaming around by itself because I figured it had lost its mate. Thanks for adding the picture, EC. Don't know why mine didn't work. Also am familiar with the Canadian geese as they are around here (MO ) also. Like with Mother Nature, there's always something.
April 4 at 14:05 EST .

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   3XALADY  Good afternoon. Just put an apple cake in the oven and taking a break. It's been cloudy and dreary today but sun may shine yet. I'm enjoying my bird feeders - goldfinches, house finches, junkos, a pair of cardinals, many titmice, chickadees. I'm surprised the titmice can get their bums off the ground after all the sunflower seeds they've eaten this winter. Several different kinds of woodpeckers at the suet feeder, including a resident foot tall one, but I've forgotten what he is. Had to google him when he first came. Pilate? Trying to post picture of Sandhill Cranes that roamed our subdivision in Lake Suzy FL but it's not taking. Had to get new computer about a month ago and pffffft. Nothing works like it did.
April 2 at 14:26 EST .

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   3XALADY  Forgot to say part of the problem is CenturyLink internet. They have filled up the lines and you could take a nap in the time it takes to load a page on lucianne. Things work differently in the country I guess.
April 2 at 14:28 EST .

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   Kono  Not just a country phenomenon, 3XALADY. This afternoon the waits to load pages from LCom were taking forever here, to the point that I just assumed there was another DDOS attack on the site happening. And this is very much a city area.

I'd love to see those pics when you're finally able to upload them.
April 3 at 17:35 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  3XALADY, be glad they don't go to MO. But spring is coming, the Cardinals are back. They are beautiful
and don't pick on people or pets.
Can UPS some of that apple cake ?
April 3 at 18:19 EST .

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   3XALADY  Cake recipe was one I found on Facebook, love to try new things, but that one has already hit the trash can. The kids ate it up but it wasn't up to my standards and took an hour (cake, cream cheese middle and topping made w/butter brown sugar, etc. ). If you like apple cake, I have a recipe I'll share that came from first DH's Aunt Leah maybe 50 years ago, has boiled brown sugar icing that's kind of like brown sugar fudge. Cake is good too. I'd rather be there and bake it for you. I'm supposed to be busy today finishing three more doll dresses for my craft show on Friday and Saturday but so far today I've found other things to do. After sewing pretty steadily for 3 years, haven't done much since May when I lost DH and I may have lost my sewing mojo. I may just plan on doing a couple of shows a year, just to keep my fingers in it. I have so many patterns and so much fabric it would be a shame to just drop it. I may try to post pictures some time.
April 4 at 14:13 EST .

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   3XALADY  I'm sorry. This is not going well. Post was up there three times and every time I click on delete, it posts it again. It originally took over 4 minutes to load!
April 4 at 14:20 EST .

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   3XALADY  I finally got rid of all the duplicate posts. Kono, I always wonder if the slow loading of lucianne's pages (sometimes 3-4 minutes/page ) is CenturyLink or their site, no way to know. I also have found when I try to shop from a Beall's email, pages time out before everything gets loaded. Do you also have CenturyLink? I had no problem with it when I was in FL and niece said it wasn't always like this, just the last year or so. Didn't Zippy turn over the internet to another country some time last year? I sure do know it's frustrating. EC how do you post pictures? I don't see the little camera thingy.
April 4 at 14:26 EST .

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   Gram77  I just spotted a name that is special to me. Flaming Sword. I'm still stitching!!
March 28 at 20:14 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Hi there gal ! Good to hear from you. I love that you got so much use out of those things. How have you been?
March 30 at 17:54 EST .

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   Phooey  Looky here! two ole friends connecting again .... celebration should be in our hearts.
March 30 at 18:54 EST .

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   Gram77  I often wonder about friends that haven't turned up in a while. I am doing just great. As for stitching, every inch of wall space has a framed cross stitch hanging. Even in the bathroom. I truly hope that some much missed names continue to pop up. It's such a treat.
March 30 at 21:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  I 'm one Northerner who looked forward to reading our Southern friends remarks in their vernacular i.e., along the lines of Tennessee Ernie Ford's" I feel like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs" - missing the chuckles.

Nice to see you back Phooey, trusting our prayers for your wife have speedied up her recovery, waking her each morning happy, healthy & a joy to be around!
March 30 at 21:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  Or was it the guy who sang "Does Your Chewing Gum [Lose it's Flavor] Stick to the Bedpost Overnight'?
March 31 at 00:22 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, we don't really speak that way. As Foghorn J. Leghorn says "It's a joke, son".
March 31 at 05:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  LOL - I know Storm, but I did so enjoy their occasional joke turn of phrase; I was laughing w/them not at them.
March 31 at 09:15 EST .

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   Kono  I don't know if rosefenn ever hangs out here (didn't it used to let us go to other users' walls? ). But I wanted to offer a word of thanks for posting on the mothersite today that piece about the sandhill cranes at their migration stopover on the Platte River.

The reason given for the post being closed was that it's not a news site.

Bull puckey.

The Omaha World Herald is Omaha's main newspaper. While not the biggest newspaper in the country, it is most definitely a news site. And I'm most definitely happy to see the reminder of how neat the Sand Hills of Nebraska can be during the crane migrations each year.
March 28 at 18:29 EST .

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   Kono  (I was remiss in leaving out a link to the story. Thanks again for the original post. )

http://www.omaha.com/outdoors/kelly-conf
luence-of-cranes-along-the-platte-river-
at-sunset/article_98cd7f00-d1a0-5de3-90f
c-3f253e368941.html
March 28 at 18:55 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  (IHLG, picture on Faith Wall )
March 29 at 14:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  What does "IHLG" stand for?
March 30 at 10:26 EST .

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   Tulsa  I sorta know. Kevin? Vet poster (um...Cap68 ) who died, signed his comments that way. In His Loving Grip ? ...someone will correct me if I'm incorrect.
March 30 at 17:21 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Tulsa is correct. Kevin was a west coast editor of Luci for many years and signed his emails IHLG.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, complained and had him banned, at that point many posters quit. And some quit the Connection, when RakeKing was banned, for no apparent reason.
March 31 at 07:41 EST .

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   3XALADY  Just popped in on my way to start some household chores and thought I would say 'hey.' I'm the former Betty Jean, as ECNY knows. She so graciously offered me her home when I was in FL that year the hurricanes were chasing all of us. She mentioned Rake King and I am wondering if he is still with us. Seems I saw that he had been ill. He was so very nice and knew what I was talking about when I wrote about the scissor sharpener cart the guy would push on the streets in St. Louis all those years ago, with a bell clanging at a certain spot when the wheel turned. I've re-settled to Warrenton, MO to be close to niece who is my remaining family since I lost my DH last May. The sunshine has left my life and I'm trying to move on, but you will never know how you will handle it until you go thru it. I pop on here once in awhile just to see how things are going, on lucianne every morning. When I was packing for my move, I found the email where I signed up for lucianne dated August 1990. Or was it 2000? Can't remember but it was when AlGore was trying to steal the election from GWB. Thanking God every day for our president, but kind of disappointed in him the last couple of days for calling out the Freedom Caucus for their stand on the healthcare 'makeover'. Pffffffft on Paul Eddie Munster Ryan and all his cohorts on this bill.
March 31 at 13:10 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Heard from Rake at Christmas and he was doing well, had finally retired at 82. He was sad they had to sell the biz his parents started, and he called on Sam Walton, before the 5&10¢ store turned into Walmart, he has fantastic stories to tell and never should have been kicked off this site, GRRR. Hey Betty, DH just crossed into MO, told him to give you a wave !
March 31 at 13:58 EST .

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   3XALADY  Hey, Gurl! So glad to hear Rake is still up and going and I do remember his wonderful stories about their company. Did he not have kids to inherit? Or maybe the kids didn't want to inherit. I was reading on the Faith wall and so sorry to hear of your health issue. If I were still in Florida, I would be right over to take care of you as you go thru this. Bless your heart! An aside: I read somewhere that in an area of this country saying 'bless your heart' had a very bad meaning. But I ignore that as I've used it all my long life. Which side of MO is DH coming in on? I'm about an hour west (I think ) of St. Louis toward Kansas City, in the country. Haven't lived where I had to drive to get a gallon of milk in over 50 years but I guess I'll live. Just thankful my sweet niece wanted to bother with me in my old age. She has a 4 year old (I pray for patience! ) and a 4 month old so life is not boring. I am in the lower level of her beautiful atrium home on 15 acres. Spring is springing and I'm getting anxious to start planting spring bulbs for next year's bloom. I got used to having blooms all year in Florida and missed them after I moved at the end of September. Hoping DH has a safe trip until you see him again, and God bless you with speedy healing. I've reconnected with a friend who has battled lymphoma and she said it wasn't easy. God bless you, friend.
March 31 at 14:48 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Wehll, Bless your Heart can be sarcastic when dealing with morons, but it is good between friends. Bill's grandkids have other professions.
There are many kinds of lymphoma, my Dad had it for 14 yrs, but mine is a B-Cell Low grade stage 4,so no cure, remission for 5 yrs is the best they have to offer right now. Chemo Starts 4/11.
DH is on his way to Nebraska Furniture, Kansas City,Kansas then will be home for me the 10th.
His Schneider hub is Atlanta and with the hwy collapse, the unbearable traffic will be beyond words.
March 31 at 15:25 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I'm very glad RK is still kicking. I hope he's still checking in, I send my best wishes. We had some good times and I wish he were still posting.
March 31 at 20:35 EST .

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