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“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75810 Nov 9, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>I don't move toilet stuff either. I get a new plunger every time I move (my toilet cleaner is the wand with disposable scrubbing pads).

Oh Em Gee... long day. Amazingly, our flight to NJ was scheduled to be on time. Then our pilot ended up in the ER so we had to wait for another one to arrive before leaving. He put the pedal to the metal though and announced that "this is as fast as this thing will go" and all said and done, made up some of the lost time.

Seminar tomorrow, then back to the airport. It's cold up here.
Glad you made it! Hope today is better for you!

Since: Mar 09

Newark, NJ

#75811 Nov 9, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Glad you made it! Hope today is better for you!
Oh, I don't have problems compared to what's going on up here, I know that. I've just had amazingly bad luck with stupid, annoying stuff this week.

Since: Jan 10

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#75812 Nov 9, 2012
HAPPY FREAKIN' FRIDAY!!!!! And payday!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75813 Nov 9, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, I don't have problems compared to what's going on up here, I know that. I've just had amazingly bad luck with stupid, annoying stuff this week.
I was talking to one of my friends last week. He is a firefighter and gets sent to fight the big forest fires that make national news. I was talking to him about how upset I was getting on my husband's behalf because he was going into towns that had mandatory evacuation orders and bringing generators to people who stayed or providing them protection from looters until an extraction team could get there.

He told me that they don't discriminate, they just do their jobs.

That made me step back and rethink a little bit.

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You are allowed to be upset and annoyed with everything that has been going on in your life lately, without comparing it to the mess going on around here.

I have to remind myself that I am allowed to enjoy things that are going well in my life without feeling guilty because there is still so much devastation around me (that is why I posted a pic of the boys enjoying themselves in the snow on FB yesterday).

Side note (I know this is getting long)- I just read that Sandy is going to be the second most expensive storm in US history, after Katrina.

Since: Jan 10

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#75814 Nov 9, 2012
I feel like Katrina was bigger, as in, caused more intense/serious damage to a larger area of land, but Sandy hit major population centers with tons of infrastructure, hence the expense.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75815 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I feel like Katrina was bigger, as in, caused more intense/serious damage to a larger area of land, but Sandy hit major population centers with tons of infrastructure, hence the expense.
We learned a lot after Katrina and after Irene hit the NE last year. That made a big difference in how people prepared and how the weathermen err on the side of giving people as much warning as possible.

There are a couple pages comparing the two storms, but the damage here is still being assessed. Katrina was definitely a stronger storm, but I thought this article was interesting.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/stunning-n...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75816 Nov 9, 2012
One of my customers is in Parsipanny NJ. Just got their power back on yesterday.

Since: Jan 10

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#75817 Nov 9, 2012
The Jesse Jackson family should be ashamed for sucking at the public teat.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-jesse-jack...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75819 Nov 9, 2012
And the people of chicago should be ashamed of their idiocy!
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
The Jesse Jackson family should be ashamed for sucking at the public teat.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-jesse-jack...

Since: Jan 10

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#75820 Nov 9, 2012
RACE wrote:
And the people of chicago should be ashamed of their idiocy!
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Wasn't he running unopposed?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75821 Nov 9, 2012
Its bad enough that she was dumb enough to get suckered, but why in the world would she want to go on tv to tell the world how dumb she is? I canít imagine the police called the news station. I can only assume that she contacted the media.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26663/texas_wom...

Since: Jan 10

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#75822 Nov 9, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Its bad enough that she was dumb enough to get suckered, but why in the world would she want to go on tv to tell the world how dumb she is? I canít imagine the police called the news station. I can only assume that she contacted the media.
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26663/texas_wom...
If she called the police, then reporters would see that. Reporters monitor police records daily then use that as story ideas.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75823 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Wasn't he running unopposed?
No. There was a republican and an independent on the ballot for his seat.

We (ok, not me personally) also elected for the state house someone who had already been kicked out the house for bribe-taking. He had already won the primary, so he couldn't be taken off the ballot. The democrates ran an "independent" to try and unseat him, but he was a loser too.

But at least those people are actually living. I read yesterday that in Alabama and one other state, they elected dead people.

Since: Aug 08

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#75824 Nov 9, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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It's most definitely fear based. It's our innate fear of those who are different from us. Like I said, it goes waaaaayyyyy back in time to when we were simply bands of hunter/gatherers...not even tribes, just very small groups who protected their own and were fearful and suspicious of anyone different. It's never left us, we've just learned, intellectually, to try to ignore it for the most part because by-and-large, we aren't overly worried that someone is going to come along any second and try to kill us off to steal our mastodon. <shrug>
:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75825 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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If she called the police, then reporters would see that. Reporters monitor police records daily then use that as story ideas.
Unles they paid her to appear on the news, I don't see any benefit to her to appear on tv illustrating what a dumbass she is to the whole community.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75826 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
HAPPY FREAKIN' FRIDAY!!!!! And payday!
Not my payday. Hand some over -- share the wealth.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75827 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Wasn't he running unopposed?
No. But he might as well have. If he ran in any other district he probably would not have been reelected.

Power in Chicago is a perceived thing. If your rep has power then maybe he/she can bring things into your district. That's probably what was in people's head. I dunno.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75828 Nov 9, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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No. There was a republican and an independent on the ballot for his seat.
We (ok, not me personally) also elected for the state house someone who had already been kicked out the house for bribe-taking. He had already won the primary, so he couldn't be taken off the ballot. The democrates ran an "independent" to try and unseat him, but he was a loser too.
But at least those people are actually living. I read yesterday that in Alabama and one other state, they elected dead people.
So are they going to get mediums to channel them during sessions?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75829 Nov 9, 2012
Toj wrote:
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So are they going to get mediums to channel them during sessions?
The story didn't say how that would be resolved. They were for county posts so I don't think government will come to a screeching halt without them.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75830 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
The Jesse Jackson family should be ashamed for sucking at the public teat.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-jesse-jack...
If he kept the job for the benefits, he wouldn't be the first person to do so.

If he quit, his wife could get benefits as a Chicago alderman and put him on her plan.

On the whole, I would rather he suck at the Federal teat; it is better able to absorb his costs.

I only wish all the street people I see downtown who are clearly biploar could get inpatienet care at Mayo Clinic for months.

You are right though, the family should be ashamed of him. Did you see that one of teh charges is that he is facing is spending $14,000 for a watch for his girlfriend using campaign funds.

Like him or hate him Jackson Sr has spent years advancing blacks' place in society. Jackson Jr is reinforcing a negative stereotyp for me and menatl illness does not let him off teh hook for character defects. Sad.

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