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   MeiDei  Warm ocean water here in Mass. usually means sharks and hurricanes - but a manatee is rare - https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/08/29/manatee-spotted
-off-cape-cod/02yxGRqJW3CUUCYdPMDHGM/story.html

   August 30 at 06:45 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Ah, the sea cows come inland for winter, some at Blue Springs park.
Interesting trivia, the solid rocket booster retrieval ships over at KSC, have horizontal propellers, so as not to hurt the Manatees
that live at the Cape, ocean side. I so miss my job over there,
Americans are Exceptional, and that is the best place to realize our uniqueness. To borrow from a main sight poster, that skinny, Indonesian Marxist.......... will never get it.
August 30 at 19:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  An optical illusion hiding a sniper - who will be first to spot him?
   August 29 at 15:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Found him. Can see his head and the end of the rifle. It looked like he had on a coonskin cap but that could probably be just the foliage around him.
August 29 at 17:42 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Found him. Can see his head and the end of the rifle. It looked like he had on a coonskin cap but that could probably be just the foliage around him.
August 29 at 17:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  ready to give his location? ; )
August 29 at 20:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Where is everybody????? How can I live vicariously through your active lives if you don't post??

It has been an awful Spring/Summer for me so I have not had much joy to post anywhere. Trying to keep busy but there is a huge void in my life.
August 24 at 06:29 EST .

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   Gram77  We seem to come and go a lot more around here then we used to. I check constantly but sometimes have nothing much to offer. It depends on where I'm at the time. Please keep watching, BirdsNest. Take care. Gram
August 24 at 09:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  You don't want to live my life Bird, it's been nothing but stress since April & today is the first day I could fit into my shoes in 28 days ... wish I could post happy, productive events ... confined to the movie wall and a few others trying to keep I light and fun.
August 24 at 15:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I was hoping to boost interest. Yeah, I know others are going through tough times but there was a glimmer of hope someone would post something to make us all smile. I have had a terrible 6 months. Maybe next year......
August 29 at 09:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  A few days b/4 our dog ran away I picked up a 20# bag of dog food - today a volunteer at a rescue farm is coming by to pick up my donation - they have 2 Harlequin Great Danes.
We're hoping our dog will show up once the food is gone - doesn't it always seem to work like that - you get rid of something seemingly unneeded and a week or so later you find yourself running to the store to replace it [smile].
August 29 at 15:43 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Hello Birdy,
Just checking in.
September 3 at 11:45 EST .

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   Surfhut  Hello, everyone!
September 3 at 11:54 EST .

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   Gerty  I'm checking in too!
September 13 at 07:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  In case you missed the article on the madness of democrat science - here's a telling cartoon about "scientist predictions".
   August 7 at 10:11 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Thought for the day
   July 23 at 09:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  You know, these guys are all self-described as introverted, or autistic. So, there is no walking around and chatting to people. I've started taking math courses from thegreatcourses.com. I heard the ads on the radio, then when I expressed an interest in learning more Math, my boss recommended them. Go online, look at the courses, they are at a minimum $300. But, but, but, they have a lot of sales. I've never paid more than $85 for a course, more like $35 to $50. I have to admit, I buy them ahead of need. I now have Fundamentals of Mathematics (boy do I need this review of math, starting with addition and ending with statistics ), Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and trigonometry. I also have Mind-Bending Math, paradoxes and puzzles (for logical thinking, and writing proofs ), a drawing course, and a photography course.

I usually watch a couple of videos on the weekend, and study during the week. I'm still in the Fundamentals class because it is refreshing my memory. I almost flunked HS algebra (got all A's in Geometry ), but I need the refresher before I get to Algebra. Amazing how much I've forgotten since 1968.

It is great to stretch my mind. It is also great to realize, I do know this stuff (I'm on Fractions now ).
   July 20 at 20:52 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  You just made my head hurt!

Just hearing the word "math" spoken aloud can give me reflux.

In all seriousness, standing ovation.

It's good to never stop learning.
July 21 at 02:14 EST .

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   Balogreene  I do not like Math. I think I have a hard time with it. But, come on, we all use it every day to do our checkbooks, use recipes, etc. You just wouldn't believe the formulas I see every day. One guy, a retired Navy Captain and PhD Oceanographer told me you always have to have a mathematical formula, so you make it look good.

I'm loving this learning, really stretching me.
August 4 at 18:00 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm here. I really am. I "lost" my job the end of December. I was a little ahead of them, got a new job starting the middle of January, turned in my resignation, and had just a "small" amount of time off.

I cannot say how bad my last job was, because I didn't know it until I started my new job.I switched from Army to Navy. I switched from a large public company to a small private company. This company has a refrigerator full of water, orange juice, V-8, grapefruit juice, apple juice, Dr. Pepper, and a ton of Coca Cola products. Another refrigerator holds lunches, wine and beer (for after work ). All free for employees. They also have a Keurig, with a huge selection for employees (free ), hot and cold filtered water. My last job had a Keurig, but we had to supply our own coffee, sugar, cream, tea, etc. They would not supply plates, napkins, cutlery, cups, etc. This company supplies all. I know the difference is Shareholders want more money, and don't care about employee morale. I like the morale thing.
I work with PhD Mathematicians, and Physicists. They are nice people, but are huge introverts. After just under 6 months, I finally figured out what they need, and what these projects are.
I am so happy. And am making a LOT more money.
July 7 at 22:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  A two-fer - loving your job and good money - how great for you!
July 8 at 14:33 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  It's so good to "see" you here Balo. I'm so glad that things are working out well for you.
July 8 at 14:42 EST .

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   Surfhut  Congratulations!!
July 9 at 09:54 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Very happy to "see" you too Surfie.
July 10 at 08:32 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Balo, where you been? I sure am glad to see you, tickled pink that things are going to well for you.
July 10 at 22:55 EST .

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   Straitpath  Remember Winston Churchill and: Never Give Up!
July 4 at 23:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  It's been decades since I've been approached to buy a memorial poppy [anyone else ?]; yet I've just read 14 million are sold here in the USA every year. A very interesting article on the poppy can be found here: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/article/remembrance-poppy.htm
I love the poppy umbrella.

   July 4 at 08:56 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl   http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-2993
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The link is to the WWI Poppy Memorial that the Brits put on.

My old boss [the Cowboy Lawyer] and his family got to see it. He and Mrs. B. were coming up on their 50th wedding anniversary and he was in a state as to what to do for the occasion. He asked Mrs. B. what she really wanted. She said she wanted to go the England and take the daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids. He thought that was a fine idea, and away they went for two weeks. He told me that seeing the poppies was something that none of them will ever forget; of all they had seen and done, the poppies was the most memorable.
July 4 at 16:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes, my link is a UK article but lists when other nations, including the US, adopted the tradition. I miss the poppy sales being an annual event locally; the uniformed vets used to sell them - similar to the Salvation Army bell ringers @ Christmas.
July 4 at 18:45 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I'm with you. That poppy umbrella is priceless.

The last time I saw the American Legion selling the poppies, they also had a blue flower that went with it. I probably was told at the time what the blue flower represented, but I don't remember. Do you know?
July 4 at 20:23 EST .

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   MeiDei  "The bleuet de France is the symbol of memory and solidarity, in France, for veterans, victims of war, widows, and orphans, similar to the British and Canadian remembrance poppy". I had to look it up (smile ).
July 4 at 20:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some background https://www.youtube.com/watch?=6TUjEMJjS
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re: making, selling and where the $$ go.
July 4 at 21:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  Something to ponder
   June 29 at 09:23 EST .

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