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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  No publicity on this item. None. Be advised that both the House and Senate plan to eliminate the personal exemption which is $4,100. For a couple, of course, that is 8,200.

Subtract $8,200 from $24,000 and the deduction is down to $15,900.

Since both houses agree to eliminate this, there will be no discussion to keep the personal deduction unless we all write and raise sand. I doubt there is a lobby for this.

Now we read it here.(link below ) Is a true or a lie? I do not know, but we we have called our Senators' state offices and emailed too.
December 6 at 16:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  The personal deduction [single filers] is eliminated but the standard deduction is nearly double what it is currently [from $6000 to $12,000 or approx. $2000 more than what currently is std + prsnl]. For married the standard deduction is approx. $4000. more than current standard + personal deduction. Until we know what the deductions for medical, property taxes, charity, loses, etc. and what constitutes income i.e., earned, unearned, insurance, winnings, etc., it's premature to worry over something that isn't final yet ... 'tho certainly making your concerns known is always a good thing. If you hear back I hope you'll share the info.
December 6 at 19:15 EST .

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   Tulsa  Will certainly share what we learn.
December 6 at 23:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  Morning Mei. The Personal Exemption was eliminated in both the House and Senate bill, if the above article is true. They are now in conference to reconcile the two bills. Since they are in agreement on this item, it will be eliminated unless many voices are raised. Not worried, but it's now or never time.
December 7 at 09:56 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  Morny. Is everyone aware of NoMoRobo? It's free robo blocking for landlines and I see there is now a app for the apple people. It is $1.99 per device, per month.

We have a landline and a Trac Fone for emergencies.

With NoMoRobo a robo call rings once and is booted. Since those people share info, calls begin to decrease.

The phone is turned off except 9-noon weekdays. Anyone calling receives a busy signal, not the ans. machine. We can call out, but no calls in. The peace and quiet is lovely. That is another huge reason the calls have decreased. Lack of availability.

We have one persistent telemarketer with a block of numbers...only the last digit changes. I let the machine ans and the person hangs up. Must be a slow learner.

Anyone know if Chillijilli learned how to block images? All I can advise is search with a specific question. You will be amazed at the answers on the web.
October 18 at 11:17 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Movies & Reviews  Just fyi. Sorry to step on the wall. BIL had brain surgery Mon at MUSC (Medical University of SC in Charleston ) and we heard from my SIL last night. They are home! ...back in Columbia Wed. Can you believe that? He has 25 staples, but they are to be removed 10/17 and the prognosis is excellent.

Life has settled down here too as of today. We are so very grateful to our dear Lord and for all your prayers. Thank you....thank you.
October 5 at 16:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  God is so good, may your BIL continue to heal &thrive.
October 5 at 16:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  I love you too, Mei.

Words are inadequate for His greatness. He knows my heart is about to burst from joy and wonder.
October 5 at 16:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  We are blessed if we let God into our lives. It's good to hear from you, Tulsa and to share your good news.
October 5 at 17:48 EST .

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   Surfhut  Prayers going up right now for continued good news. I have a dear friend who endured an 18-hour brain surgery a few years ago. She was in hospital for a week after. Not all brain surgeries are equal. It amazes me how medical science progresses at such a fast pace. THANK YOU, Dear God, for giving your wisdom to our medical researchers and doctors and and and!
October 5 at 20:16 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Computers &Tech Issues  To support my two comments that there are no ads, here is a comment from Kono on 8/8.

Kono  Mysteriously, this morning all the ads that made the mother site so ugly for the past week or two are no longer there.

The ad-deployment technique that evaded blocking looked pretty impervious to me, so as much as I'd love to hear that ABP caught up to them with a new detection/filter technique, I'm inclined to guess that LCom staff (maybe even our dear Lucianne, herself ) decreed a back-out of the ad code to the earlier method (that ABP was capable of handling ).

Even if this is just a one-day reprieve, I'm grateful for the freedom to read news without having to mentally block out the visually-disturbing images every page, at least for the moment...

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September 12 at 17:11 EST .

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   Tulsa  The above comment is down the page or perhaps now on the next page.
September 12 at 17:12 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Health & Diet  Benefits of sleeping in 100% cotton socks Spring and Summer.

Best cotton socks link below. Cotton is grown in Texas and milled in North Carolina. 100% cotton and stretchy. Best socks I’ve found. SOS stands for Save Our Soil and they are proud of it!

Buster Brown socks are too thin and too tightly woven. Your feet will perspire and they lose all shape in a short period of time.

Maggies Organics are too loosely woven and therefore not warm. They are also bulky.

These socks are for Spring and Summer sleeping....first link site info and all products

buy the socks:

‘Arrow’ down for your size.

For winter, Smart Wool socks are the best. Tuck your Smart Wool socked feet in a warm throw with a heated Bed Buddy for tv viewing. Put a small pet bed under the pc desk with a folded throw then tuck in a heated Bed Buddy while wearing Smart Wool socks.

Because of down comforters (a second one folded at the end of the bed ) no socks are needed for sleeping in the winter
August 27 at 13:37 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Jansgraphix. It occurred to me you are logging into The Connection straightaway and not surfing first. That is why you are getting timed out at The Connection.

I recommend you have Lucianne saved in Favorites and have The Connection saved in favorites. That way you don't log in either unless you plan to comment. That way you are not timed out at The Connection.

You can get to The Connection the first time from Luci. Then save The Connection to favorites. That way you can get straight to the Connection; read walls and log in only if you wish to comment.

Was that at all clear or helpful? lol I do hope so.
August 10 at 11:14 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  Thanks Tulsa. Actually I do have both Luci and The Connection saved to bookmarks. And I generally do surf first on Lucianne before coming here. Not sure if that is what you are referring to. But I don't think I've been automatically logged out more than once or twice over a rather extended period of time. Maybe I'm wrong.

I used to use the Brave browser several months ago on Windows 7. But I am currently relegated to WinXP on my dual boot system, so Bravo won't work here. I have to get a different video card. This one is made for Windows 7 but the fans won't spin. But it works fine on XP except there are no drivers for XP. So I'm hoping to find a card that supports both. I used to multi boot with Win XP, 7, 8.1 and 10. But I have learned to somewhat loathe 8.1 and 10. So, no more. But as soon as I can find another good card that supports WinXP and 7 like they used to do, I will be trying Brave again.
August 10 at 14:15 EST .

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   Tulsa  I'm in Win. 10 and alternate between Edge, FF and Brave.

You are so far ahead of me tech wise it's ridiculous. I know what I know from watching techs set up our pcs and reading on line.

You are in excellent shape. My best to you.
August 10 at 17:09 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  I got to use my Win 7 again. Installed the Brave Browser and used it. I must say it is performing excellently! Much, much better than when it first came out. I luv it. Thanx for the reminder and the heads up.
August 12 at 06:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  Oh Good. I've had several updates and they call for a 'refresh'. It's not a reboot. I'm just removed from the site I'm visiting and then returned.

It is out of beta and is first edition.

Have you noted Lucianne has removed ads for the last 5 days? How wonderful.
August 12 at 10:04 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Two (2 ) days in a row without ads. Write Lucianne and thank her.
August 9 at 11:56 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  Anyone waiting for the 4th and final 10 episodes of Halt and Catch Fire? It begins 8/19 on AMC.
August 8 at 18:04 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Movies & Reviews  Halt and Catch Fire, final season (#4 ) begins on 8/19 on AMC. You must see the first 3 seasons first. It's at Netflix and other places. Ten (10 ) episodes per season. )
August 7 at 23:20 EST .

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   Tulsa  First link didn't work?
August 7 at 23:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  Trivia
'HCF ('Halt and Catch Fire' ) is from one of a number of lists of humourous command mnemonics for imaginary programming languages. Others are 'BrH' ('Branch and Hang' and 'DWIM' ('Do What I Meant' ). {DWIM, if it existed, would be the single most useful programming command ever.}

Finally found this quote. I've been searching. heh How many times have I said DWIM instead of Do What I Said? lol

This is such a good series. Gratuitous sex and all.
August 8 at 10:07 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Movies & Reviews  Just saw the ad for Atomic Blonde. Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman Looks good.
August 7 at 21:12 EST .

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   Richdet  I agree. The extended fight sequence on the staircase is getting a lot of comment.
August 8 at 16:38 EST .

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   Tulsa  The trailer was well choreographed. And my Lord in Heaven, those red heels come in handy! Do watch the trailer everyone. Just fun.
August 8 at 17:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  I see Toby Jones is also in this, as is Stellan Skarsgard's son William.
August 8 at 18:06 EST .

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   GO3  Sorry, not interested. First, Theron has always been full of herself and nearly always walks like she's modeling the latest fashion. Second, the last thing I want to see is another ball busting, disgruntled female anti-hero. IMO, her best performance I've seen was in Mad Max: Fury Road. So, I'm sticking with Emma Peel and Honey West.
August 10 at 03:10 EST .

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