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   Gram77  Does any one know why the Grand Jury in Ferguson decided to announce their decision at night? Seems like crowd control would have been a bit easier to control in daylight.
Yesterday at 10:04 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Wicked deeds done under the coverage of darkness.
Yesterday at 10:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, Fox was saying that the people in charge (law enforcement, the mayor, etc ) wanted kids to be home from school and rush hour to be over so that people were home from work. Fewer innocents in danger.
Yesterday at 11:05 EST .

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   Gram77  Let's see now.....how did that work? I will never understand what gets solved when business are broken into and destroyed.
Yesterday at 11:21 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Saw the Thanksgiving thread on the mother site and thought of a great idea. A Lucianne cookbook with recipes from the cooking threads with all the proceeds supporting the Lucianne web site. Just a thought. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Yesterday at 09:45 EST .

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   Gerty  Would it not be better to read in the headlines that the Grand Jury COULD NOT indict Officer Wilson rather than that they DECIDED NOT TO indict Officer Wilson?
Yesterday at 05:46 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh Gerty, you are so right!
Yesterday at 06:13 EST .

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   Fireball27  Right Gerty. I'm betting we'll see headlines with the "Republicans say" Wilson not guilty line. Not the Grand Jury said so. You remember when Clinton's man testified that he set up donations to the DNC from an Indian Tribe trying to stay the only casino in the area? Even though this testimony was live on C-SPAN, and the guy admitted to recieving money for the DNC, the media reported it as "Republicans say" DNC got donations from tribe.
Yesterday at 07:25 EST .

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   Hollyhock  You got it right Gerty. They wanted revenge not justice. Now the professional rioters and looters can pack up and move on to the next job. They may have been successful in turning Ferguson into the next Detroit. Business owners have lost their livelihood, inventory and buildings not to mention employees are now unemployed. There is big money behind this outrage.
Yesterday at 09:35 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  I couldn't stand it anymore. I suggest even if you are on a limited income, try to do the same, as best you can.

I went to the grocery yesterday. An elderly couple, he in a Veterans cap,she in one of the mobile cart thingies. They were both having a tough time getting around due to age. I got curious. Started following them around while not making myself obvious. I watched them pick up items, look at the price , them put them back. I got hacked. I started picking up the item and putting it in my basket which was pretty empty at the time.

Then they hit the meat dept. They bought almost nothing after picking up untold items, looking at the price, and putting them back. At that point, I had had it. I picked up a load of things they had looked at. Hauled back to the produce dept and loaded up. Then milk,cream,cheese,bread, a pie.. I was on a roll. I had a bit of time to spare as they were slow and the lines were very long. I bolted into the mgrs. office and told him what I was doing. Told him I'd be paying in cash,and gave him some cash for the bagger to make sure everything was loaded for them. These precious people will not worry about having meat ,but will feast for a while. And I don't think I've ever done something that made me feel so good. I've done this before, but smaller. I went big yesterday. I will do it again. Best damned feeling I've had since I can't remember when. And I grabbed a lot of staples, 5lb flour, 5 lb sugar, 2 lbs butter. 2 huge jars Jif peanut butter,etc. And thank you for your service Sir. I hope you had 2 of those ribeyes last night and finished with those strawberries and cream. Damn, that felt good. So VERY good.
November 23 at 16:19 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Way to go Flaming Sword. That is a great way to restore someone's faith in humankind. I know, it was done to us. We were in the store picking up an apple(for the parrots ),a jug of drinking water,and a loaf of bread. The lady in front of us was checking out, the checker advanced the items on the belt, I grabbed them and said "this nice lady does not want to buy our groceries!" And somehow while I was chatting with Hagar, the checker rang up our items on the woman's bill. She loaded her groceries, said goodbye, and I stood there with my money waiting for the checker to ring me up. When she said they were already paid for I almost fell in the floor. We went directly out to the parking lot but she was gone. I knew she worked at WalMart and we finally tracked her down the other day and properly thanked her. Wow, it makes you feel SO GOOD. We are always on the other end of the gifting.
November 23 at 16:55 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  I don't want to be tracked down, but thank you for your comments. From one who was the recipient,you should know.. I think no matter what end you are on, it's a wonderful thing. I dropped close to $400.00 but I swear it felt like someone had dumped a million on my head after it was done. I almost made me wonder if I did it because I wanted to help, or because of the boost it gave my ego. Whatever. All involved are happy. And as a side note. . I lost someone in June who meant more to me than I could ever explain. On his birthday in May, and for Christmas, I used to spend about 350-400 for each gift. He was the most generous loving ,person who ever lived. I know he's smiling down on me ,as this is the sort of thing he did often.
November 23 at 17:08 EST .

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   Phooey  Well done, good and faithful servant.
November 23 at 18:40 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  One day, the scripture about doing your charitable works "in secret" so that the left hand doesn't know hat the right hand is doing, got laid on my heart. And I tried to figure out how to do something totally anonymously. While still a bachelor, I used to go to the market every day after work. While picking up groceries for that days dinner, I'd always toss in a few extra staples or canned goods. I'd get home each night and put the "extras" in a cardboard box. About every 2 weeks the box was full. Then, after finding the location of the nearest food pantry, I'd set my alarm for 2 or 3 in the morning. I' drive to the pantry, circle the block a few times to make sure no one was up late or could possibly see me. Once I was sure there was nobody who could possibly see me, I'd stop my truck, dash to the door with the food, and hightail it out of there. On the drive home I'd be laughing like a crazy person. I never got spotted and it was/is the greatest feeling to accomplish this with no one knowing where the gift came from. Jesus sure knows what he is talking about.
November 23 at 21:52 EST .

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   StormCnter  Lovely thoughts, lovely intentions, lovely gestures and I admire each of you for following through.
Monday at 07:28 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Thank you....from an old Vet....
Monday at 09:06 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Thank you....from an old Vet....
Monday at 09:42 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  It was meant to be. I normally carry very little cash. I did this day because I was going to look at a used freezer from an individual buyer who would only take cash. Do not tell me He didn't already have that planned :- )
Monday at 13:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  In our case the amount was small, under $5, but the gesture surpassed that by a million times. We were speechless,and totally blown away. That kind of thing stays with a person. We have seen the lady twice since we thanked her and told her how much it meant to us, each time she smiles a beautiful smile and we are lifted up again.

A couple of years ago, in WalMart in another town, we were behind a lady who had bought a bunch of ingredients to make a dessert. One item rang up a high price and she asked the checker to remove it from her bill. When it was our turn, I paid for that item and took it to the lady and told her Merry Christmas. I also explained that my dirt poor grandmother said "Never skimp on dessert" and it was our pleasure to do this for her.
Monday at 15:19 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  " 'tis better to give than to receive" I say it again, He knows what He is talking about.
Monday at 21:58 EST .

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   JoniTx  Here's the cartoon from the Indianapolis Star...
   November 23 at 13:53 EST .

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   JoniTx  This is the one the newspaper 'apologized' for!
November 23 at 13:54 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Thanx for posting this. I've been looking for it.

Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23 at 14:03 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  The editor decided to remove it. I just emailed the PC pig my opinion.
November 23 at 14:47 EST .

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   StephaniePlum  Not only did the editor remove the cartoon, he wrote a drooling editorial, apologizing for publishing it in the first place. Maybe he thought it was offensive and uncaring for the "immigrant" family to be portrayed as having to climb in through the window rather than being warmly welcomed at the front door.
November 23 at 16:21 EST .

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   Papasparky  There is nothing offensive about that cartoon -- it speaks the truth in an easy understandable way.

What is not only offensive, but alarmingly depressive, is the fact that the editor involved is a perfect poster boy for the travail that has infested our once great nation because of the rotten media.

The same media that was charged by our Constitution to be the peoples watch dog and to publish truth without fear or interference from the government.

That editor, and the thousands more just like him, have earned and need to experience the bitter taste of the ignominy they deserve for their failure!

Kudos Gary -- do it again and take a shot at that editor, as only you can -- We The People are with you!
Monday at 09:32 EST .

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   Hollyhock  This is on Breitbart today. I am appalled that the Mexican gov is free to operate inside the US in such a way and even use municipal buildings.

CONSULATE TO ISSUE ID CARDS AND PASSPORTS TO MEXICAN NATIONALS IN BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/21/Consulate
-To-Issue-ID-Cards-and-Passports-To-Mexican-Nationals-in-Geo
rgia-City
November 23 at 13:30 EST .

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   Fireball27  Please people, don't let the media get away with the amnesty story they are putting out. Remind people the ILLEGALS are not just here ILLEGALLY, they are committing IDENTITY THEFT. Even the President says they are working here, but doesn't mention they have to be committing IDENTITY THEFT if they are. IDENTITY THEFT and FRAUD! Ask the media if the ILLEGALS are using THEIR Social Security Number. Most people won't know their S.S.N. is being used, at least until they file for Social Security. People on Social Security have had their accounts screwed up by ILLEGALS because income has been reported on their account, when the account holder has not worked. Just try to get that straightened out!
November 21 at 13:40 EST .

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   Hollyhock  My son had his SS# used to open a bank acct in California.

Yes, it is identity theft and fraud just like it is fraud for people to vote who are not citizens. Voter fraud is a felony. Folks who have been convicted of felonies should be denied citizenship.

Sorry about the delete but I had to fix my bad spelling.
November 21 at 15:01 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I have lost count ---
Disgraced comedian Cosby --6 and counting
Disbarred and impeached former president Clinton -- 8 or 10
November 21 at 11:30 EST .

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   Namma  My husbands siblings and their families gathered every week between Christmas and New Years, in the U.P. Of Michigan. We had family coming from Illinois, Wisconsin,West Virgina and Ohio. We would go out to woods, cut down a tree, and the kids would bring it back to camp. It was their job to decorate the tree, but only with things they found in the camp. We had some very interesting trees. One tree was decorated with bottle caps and pull tabs. One tree was all mittens, hats and scarfs. We had so much fun. Kids did a great job using their imaginations.
November 18 at 20:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  I love that tradition. What memories that family was making. Thanks for sharing.
November 19 at 05:38 EST .

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   Timber Queen  On the main page there is an article announcing a 15 cent "fee" on fresh cut Christmas trees. I waxed poetic about my wild forest Christmas trees I cut from my back yard. I'll never go back to cultivated farm trees, they are so thick, bulky and uniform. My forest trees let the ornaments, lights, and garland hang between the boughs and you can really appreciate their beauty. I love my wild Christmas trees! Here's our tree from 2012.
   November 16 at 21:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  Your tree is lovely. I had no experience with a professionally raised and shaped Christmas tree until, as young marrieds, we spent our first Christmas in California. Back here in Texas, in ranch country, the most presentable cedar in a pasture was always hacked down and hauled to the house. Who knew a Christmas tree could look like a perfect cone?

In my childhood, our trees were lighted with birthday candles in special little clips. The tree was lit only once and that was on Christmas Eve. A bucket of water was close by. With limited electricity (no lines, only a big generator ), the power couldn't be wasted on electric lights for a tree.
November 17 at 06:05 EST .

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   Gerty  Want Miss Timber and Miss Storm to know how refreshing it is to read their charming posts this morning. A much needed respite from today's news!

I have always wanted to see a tree with the natural light from candles...sigh.
November 17 at 06:45 EST .

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   Gerty  Is "..natural light from candles.." an oxymoron?
November 17 at 08:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  "natural candle light" works for me, Gerty. One more thing about the candlelit trees. Santa visited us kids on Christmas Eve, so after supper, one parent or the other would take us down to the barn to check on the baby turkeys or over to see the ranchhands in the bunkhouse. When we got back home, Santa had lighted the tree and left his presents for us. It was magic!
November 17 at 15:04 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh, so many Christmas traditions. I like my mom's stories of going from Chicago to Muskegon MI. Her grandparents lived only a few months apart. The Swedish/Norwegian grandparents celebrated Christmas Eve. So, the family (mom, Grandma and Grandpa Stanton, and Uncle Larry ) spent it at the Roen house, opening presents, eating the Scandy food. On Christmas morning, they went to the Stanton/Nesburg home to celebrate an English Christmas morning and breakfast.
We did it differently growing up, but, I love mom's family's tradition.
November 17 at 20:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh my goodness, why don't I proofread? Her grandparents lived only a few blocks apart.
November 17 at 20:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  I was very interested in reading about your family's tradition. So very different from our experiences down here. Your family had Swedish/Norwegian rituals to observe, down here we share a lot of the Mexican Christmas traditions: candles, leche quemada candy, luminarias, tamales at the Christmas dinner table.
November 19 at 05:42 EST .

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