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Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76651 Nov 30, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I learned about him last year. Creeee-eepy.
Me too, and that's what I thought... until my friend C, who has a 5 yo daughter, explained it to me. I pretty much get it now and have to think about it like a child and not like an adult.
:)

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76652 Nov 30, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Can't be too careful. Don't try to do everything on your own, that's what friends are for!
Since you're laid off, feel like a trip to sunny Florida next week?
;)

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76653 Nov 30, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I know I'd get into Christmas again if there were wee ones involved. Now, it's like "Meh...". Big gift card exchange.
My book club is going to do a Christmas get-together and I'm excited... it's been a long time since I've done anything really Christmas-y that meant something to me. I miss being a kid this time of year.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76654 Nov 30, 2012
I didn't mean to drink a whole bottle of wine tonight... I really didn't.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76655 Nov 30, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Thanks! I really appreciate the support and you guys letting me vent (about this and other stuff too). Mostly I just don't have the energy or patience to go through this crap all over AGAIN when I know it will just be the same BS, same results, same actions....
I've spent all day (off and on...mostly on) trying to write a paper that's DUE WEDNESDAY and so far I have "this paper will focus on..." So yeah, no time for her stupid repetitive crap right now, even if I had an interest in getting involved. <shrug>
Maybe a nap...
Good luck Mimi. Don't forget the 'net has a lot of inspiration for papers. What subject does it have to be on? You know you'll get suggestions here. I don't know how you are, but whether I disagree or agree when people bring ideas it helps me focus on what's inside if that makes any sense. When someone comes up with a weird idea (to me) or a great idea, I seem to focus more and then just KNOW what I want to do or what I believe. Yannow? Eh, maybe I'm just weird like that but thought I'd put it out there.

I'm waiting for sandwiches from a good pizza shop. I'm starved. Plus, I love cold pizza in the a.m. and I haven't ordered junk food like that in over a month. Nom, nom, nom. I'm trying to waste time right now so I don't look at the clock so often in that time will stop. You know it does when you do that!

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76656 Nov 30, 2012
Do I want to balance my savings account tonight? Um, no thanks... I'll pass for now,[bank I use].

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76657 Nov 30, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I didn't mean to drink a whole bottle of wine tonight... I really didn't.
What??? You didn't even share with us.:)

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76658 Nov 30, 2012
Dammit, Toj. I had a turkey sub and some chips & salsa but now I want pizza.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76659 Nov 30, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Since you're laid off, feel like a trip to sunny Florida next week?
;)
Nah, I'm back to work next week. But got many more layoffs coming! You sport for the tickets and I'm there!:)

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#76660 Nov 30, 2012
Toj wrote:
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Good luck Mimi. Don't forget the 'net has a lot of inspiration for papers. What subject does it have to be on? You know you'll get suggestions here.
IRA prisoners inside Maze prison in the 70's and 80's, esp. Bobby Sands and his hunger strike, the other prisoners who followed his lead (and died) and the policies which lead to them to: 1) being in the IRA, 2) being in Maze prison, and 3)choosing to go on a hunger strike.

Additionally, the culture within the prison vis a vis the IRA prisoners (political prisoners or terrorists?), other prisoners, guards, and policy(ies) of the British government in regards to labeling them criminals rather than political prisoners.

There will also be a (relatively) short digression into the development of the IRA in the 20th century and the 1960's specifically, the concept of justified war, Catholic vs Protestant in Ireland and how this affected treatment of Irish Catholics as the policy makers are/were predominantly Protestant.

I have the concept, I'm just having issues writing the abstract/proposal so that it sounds good. <shrug>

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#76661 Nov 30, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Dammit, Toj. I had a turkey sub and some chips & salsa but now I want pizza.
Turkey meatloaf from the deli and rice pilaf. <shrug> Oh, and salad.

Since: Jan 10

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#76662 Nov 30, 2012
I bought "Lost in Shangr-La" tonight. Story from WWII, plane of touring military people crashed in Papua New Guine, 3 of 24 survived, badly injured and burned, facing cannibals and Japanese soldiers.

Then a few men risked their lives to rescue them. Heard about it on NPR, sounded fascinating.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76663 Nov 30, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Turkey meatloaf from the deli and rice pilaf. <shrug> Oh, and salad.
I had vegetarian chili for lunch. I feel like that pretty much counts as a salad.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76664 Nov 30, 2012
Toj wrote:
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What??? You didn't even share with us.:)
In spirit I did!
:)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76665 Dec 1, 2012
How is either of those an example of me "Wielding" The full use of the law against someone else?

No cigar yet.
Sam I Am wrote:
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The examples are all through this forum. Heck, look at your own posts. "The law says I can have a gun and I'm gonna have me a gun, dammit." And in other situations you have basically stated that you don't care what the law says, you're gonna do what you feel is right.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#76666 Dec 1, 2012
Sub,
That man from Minnesota is the new posterboy for irresponsible gun ownership.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76667 Dec 1, 2012
And besides sam, we already covered that EVERYBODY chooses which laws they will or will not follow, everything from jay walking to speeding, to right on red and who goes first at a 4way stop, on up to self defense. So if you're going to call me a hypocrite look in the mirror and say it to yourself.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76668 Dec 1, 2012
You shared your spirits in spirit?
j_m_w wrote:
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In spirit I did!
:)

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#76669 Dec 1, 2012
Civilized society finds his inaction following the fatal shootings to be contemptible.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#76670 Dec 1, 2012

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