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   CaptainLibra posted on Main Page The Lobby  I don't know if this video has been posted on The Connection before -- I saw it today for the first time. Implies the Clintons were very suspect of BHO's legal status in 2008, but that they feared for Chelsea's safety were they to bring it out. The lady making this claim appears very credible to me.

Here it is: http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/hollywood-producer-heard-bill-cli
nton-say-obama-ineligible/
April 2 at 15:02 EST .

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   MayDay  I'm glad the transcript followed because when I went in to watch & listen to the interview it was redirected to the WND book store site. Would you post the youtube address for it so I can send it along.
April 3 at 13:37 EST .

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   MayDay  Disregard my above post, tried it a 3rd time and was successful.
April 3 at 13:58 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Main Page The Lobby  Several months ago, someone on this site recommended mystery writer Louise Penny. Since 2005 she has written 6-7 novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec headquartered in Montreal. I have read every one, in order is best, and loved them all! The most recent, Bury Your Dead, is set in Quebec City and is a great blend of history, wonderful plot, the most interesting characters -- in this one she blends three different stories into one with seamless flashbacks, etc. Give them a try, starting with Still Life.
February 2 at 18:14 EST .

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   Judith  I love this author. Great character development and lovely descriptions of the village. Good choice!
February 2 at 18:19 EST .

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   MayDay  At first I thought it had to be me to recommend her but in thinking about it...it was someone else. I love her books also .. old Ruth Zardo is one of my favorite characters! Wouldn't you just love it if there were a real Three Pines; the bistro's offerings would have me a steady customer.

For a more complex set of good mysteries I really like Elizabeth George's series. PBS did some cutting up of the Inspector Lyndley mysteries; the books are so much better.
They too should be read from first issued. Her most recent book just came out & I understand it's a 600 page tome.

Someone here also recommended the Anna George series but I haven't gone cross town to the bookstore yet. For humorous British mysteries there's always the Agatha Raisin series - sorry I forget the author's name. But they're a delight to read for those 40+ (I always imagined Dawn French in the title role if TV was interested ).
February 2 at 19:45 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hello MayDay the Agatha Raisin series was written by M.C. Beaton, who also wrote the Hamish McBeth series about a Scottish Policeman.

Another Mystery Lover here . . . Smile!
February 2 at 20:17 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Did you mean Anna George or Anne George? Anne George wrote Southern mysteries set in Alabama mostly. Fun reads and the characters are so very real.
February 2 at 20:20 EST .

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   MayDay  H&G - Memory check, author + Hamish McBeth - read & enjoyed all those too! Smile, I did.
CW - thanks for the correction, may I remember when at the store, will think of a connection w/another Anne.
Off topic - but my favorite character is the cartoon Maxine, I want to be her when I grow up.
February 3 at 03:20 EST .

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   CaptainLibra  Sorry all. I intended to post this on the Recommended Reading page, but it wound up here. Oh well, there are bigger issues to deal with.
February 3 at 19:49 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Suggested Reading  I enjoyed Leon Uris' Trinity a few years ago and just completed his follow-on book, Redemption. Excellent read! And I learned a good bit of WWI history that is often overlooked when reading about that "Great War." Specifically, UK's invasion of Turkey in an attempt to overrun the Gallipoli peninsula and gain control of the Dardanelles. It was as bloody, if not more so, than the more well known Western Front. UK was kicked out with its tail between it's legs and 1/4 million dead and badly wounded. Churchill was demoted in disgrace as were several Generals/Admirals. The story continues up to 1917 when Ireland gained its independence from the UK.
July 9 at 19:20 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Main Page The Lobby  A couple of days ago very early in the morning I read an article on The Drudge Report about in incident in, I believe, Peoria, IL, at which a group of 50 or so angry black men were rioting and "Whitey" was the focus of their wrath. They took to the streets shouting "death to all Whites" and similar slogans. A few hours later the article was gone and I have read nothing about it in any media. Is this intentionally being kept quiet to avoid a potential race war? The silence is very strange.
June 28 at 15:14 EST .

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   Betty Jean  This seems to be happening more and more places. Glenn Beck warned this was coming some time late last year.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43562346
June 28 at 15:22 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Hot on the tail of the Vancouver riots, Seattle got eleemnts of the Gay Pride block party bash to break some ATMs abd plate glass windows - there is a group of anarchists ready to roll and rumble at a monent's notice down in Salem Oregon.
June 28 at 20:01 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Main Page The Lobby  My lunch was ruined when my wife showed me an article from today's USA Weekend, that junkey little magazine found in Sunday newspapers. It was titled, "Dress like a (first) lady," and featured, of course, Moochella. Oh my, of the five pictures of her in various outfits, my first reaction was did she buy these at Wal-Mart or COSTCO? Naturally the reporterette fawned profusely over how she uses style so brilliantly to show off her toned, sculptured body. Needless to say, it wasn't pretty.
March 13 at 15:43 EST .

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   Rather Read  You know, I kind of feel sorry for Mrs. O. The fashionista press seems to expect all the women in the public eye to be obsessed with fashion and lead it. Even poor Kate Middleton is getting clawed by the catty press for her lack of fashion sense. Mrs. O has it good. The press worship her husband and it falls onto her. If a Republican first lady dressed like she did, the press would savage her.
March 13 at 16:12 EST .

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   Labrador Heaven  Give me Laura Bush and Jackie Kennedy any day in the grace and elegance department.
March 13 at 16:27 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Captain, even Wal-Mart and Costco offer decent attire. It would seem that our President's wife (can't say First Lady, cause I can't see the Lady part), can't seem to put the proper pieces together. Thus a fashion staff was recruited, to no avail.
March 13 at 19:56 EST .

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   Losgatos  Not sure they sell anything big enough for her at Costco.
March 13 at 20:16 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Pet Peeves  Here's a perfect example of a flaming "total nutcase" as defined below. Intended to include it in my comment to Angelesgift posting but not sure if it's possible. Whatever, here it is.
February 21 at 10:32 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Pet Peeves  I was reminded of one yesterday while watching my wife open a Kleenex box and try to get the tissues started. By the time she finally got a single sheet to pop up she had five sheets in her hand. Why can't they package it so that one simply pulls off the top and is greeted by a single tissue wanting its freedom?
January 13 at 15:08 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I solved that problem, I use toilet paper. Comes on a nice roll and I never have any problem getting it started. It's also cheaper than Kleenex, just doesn't look as nice on the end table.
Mrs. Cow
January 13 at 15:27 EST .

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   Surfhut  Mrs. Cow, I do the same thing! Toilet paper is my friend when I have a cold.
January 13 at 15:51 EST .

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   Ynaught  It is a good point about over-stuffing kleenex boxes, paper towel holders, restaurant napkin holders! So much waste results from overstuffing! There oughta be a law! Yikes! Don't let the gubmint get any more ideas!
January 13 at 16:43 EST .

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   Schatzi51  TP-ers here as well.
January 15 at 12:35 EST .

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   Sal  TP-ers here, too. We just call it 'continuous kleenex'
January 16 at 09:10 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Pet Peeves  Two related peeves, both run constantly on the cable news shows. First is those folks that supposedly make settlements with credit card companies for those with greater than $10K on their cards. Second is by so called tax relief outfits that negotiate lower payments to Uncle Sam. Typically featured is a couple with snarks grins who say they were able to settle their $20,000 debt for only $5,000 or so. Gee, I wonder who makes up the difference? Of course, it's the rest of the responsible tax payers and credit card users. And these people seem so proud of themselves!
December 7 at 11:58 EST .

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   Ynaught  Oh yeah! And those commercials that make a point of saying you can "get the credit you deserve" drive me crazy! Financial institutions are in the business of making money and are perfectly willing (when the gov't stays out of the way) to give people the credit they deserve, based on past performance.
December 7 at 13:23 EST .

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   Shooter1002  A close friend of mine is the Manager of Taxation for a company which name you'd recognize. When I asked her about this sort of thing she indicated that the IRS might negotiate on some penalties or the value of assets that they are confiscating. As far as she knows, and she's been doing taxation for 15 years, the IRS won't ever negotiate on the tax amount!
Many of these 'tax negotiators' require money up front. You take it from there.
Also annoying are these 'Become a Zillionaire Working at Home' ads or the Real Estate schemes you can work at from home after buying this guy's book.
Why are these folks being so nice to me? If it sounds too good to be true, it is!
One of those real estate scheme clowns has 2 or 3 hot, well cleavaged babes asking him all the stupid questions that are only answered by his $30 book. I'm sure there are a lot more 'expenses' once you're hooked and very few see their first dollar of profit on any real estate deals.
Hell, if I knew how to make tens of thousands of $$$ every month sitting here at a PC sucking down brewskies and Doritos all day, what does common sense tell you I'd put in a book to share with the world?
What does common sense tell you where those 3 babes would be? Right! Around my pool!In bikinis!
December 7 at 13:44 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  I've been seeing a commercial for people who want to sell their gift cards. I can't understand why someone couldn't use a gift card. There's something in any store that you could buy. Is there a website where you can sell your gift cash??? (/s/)
December 7 at 18:29 EST .

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   Surfhut  My brother has been a CPA for nearly 40 years. What people who settle for less on their credit card debt don't realize is that the credit holder reports the amount you don't pay to the IRS, and you are required to report that as income and pay tax on it. Lesson: don't spend what you don't have.
December 12 at 14:10 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Household Hints  This subject has probably been discussed in the past but I must have missed it. Our walk-in shower has ceramic tile and glass block walls. Our water is very hard and it has resulted in a lime (I guess) or other mineral deposit on the tile and glass. We have tried several tile cleaning products as well as vinegar but they haven't made a dent. Any suggestions for something that really works?
November 14 at 11:01 EST .

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   Tofu  Okay. I used some stuff called Lime Out that I got at Walmart. All of the calcium/lime melted away from faucets and tile and it has never returned. I think it was $2.00 Just put some on a sponge and "voila". This was after years of scrubbing with comet,barkeepers friend, etc.
November 14 at 16:18 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  I've never tried Lime Out but I have used CLR. It works well and is available everywhere, but it's some nasty stuff. I alway felt guilty washing it down the drain.

I have that same nasty hard water and mineral deposit problem.

A few months ago I happened on a website suggesting this.

Vinegar and the original blue Dawn dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. I know vinegar is supposed to be good, but I was never impressed with plain vinegar.

Whatever, I tried it. They insisted it must be the original blue Dawn, which is readily available.

I can't remember the exact measurements, but I'm not sure it's important. Your average large (26oz) old Windex spray bottle. About 1 inch of Dawn, then fill with white vinegar.

The combo is amazing. My tub and ceramic tile walls just shine. A little on a sponge sure keeps oil based paint baseboards and doors gorgeous. Of course, you should follow with a rinse cloth.

Your house will smell like a pickle jar for a bit, but boy does it work.

I'm still testing it for other uses. I've already found out a little squirt or two will do wonders on nasty pots and pans that can't go in the dishwasher.

I had a couple of those cheapo plastic lawn chairs that got moldy /dirty looking and put on the curb last week. I gave one s shot or two just for fun.

I went out a bit later to put out another garbage bag.
That one chair had a snow white streak on it.

I'm sold.
November 14 at 16:54 EST .

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   Phooey  The real fix is a water softener. A temporary fix... The original Easy-off oven cleaner. Wear mask, turn on fan, and get out of the room! Do not use around aluminum.
November 14 at 18:13 EST .

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   Tofu  Blue Dawn and white vinegar. Will definitely try this.

Yes water softener needed in this house.
November 14 at 23:22 EST .

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   CaptainLibra  Thanks, Flaming Sword, for the vinegar/blue Dawn hint. I tried it on a small area yesterday and it made a big improvement. Didn't take 100% of the deposits away, but maybe 75%. Guess it might take a few applications, but the stuff does work!
November 16 at 10:39 EST .

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   Dixonnh  Regular strength vinegar or pickling strength?
November 16 at 23:27 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Plain old white supermarket vinegar. I always keep a gallon around. Mostly for cleaning my coffeemaker.
November 17 at 08:01 EST .

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   CaptainLibra posted on Main Page The Lobby  Here's "The Princess," Penny, our 3 year old rescued greyhound. Life in retirement is very good!
   November 6 at 19:39 EST .

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   CaptainLibra  Whoops. Thought I was posting this on Dogs, Cats & Critters but still haven't mastered this site. Oh well, now everyone can enjoy.
November 6 at 19:41 EST .

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   NHChemist  We are on our third rescued greyhound. She canoe camps with us in Maine (off lead), and being a "red" wears an orange vest this time of year when in the woods with us. Greyhounds make great pets. They don't bark, are couch potatoes and as a pack animal, are sensitive to the Alpha male's foibles. However, she will chase all small animals, so we have to be careful where we let her off lead.
November 6 at 20:54 EST .

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   Losgatos  You two are wonderful for adopting greyhounds! I never have but I have talked several RV'ers into adopting. They make great RV dogs.
November 6 at 23:11 EST .

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