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“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84648 Apr 24, 2013
RACE wrote:
Woops! Forgot the friggin link
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/great-grey-ow...
That is so cool! I did see on another site that he admits he placed the mouse there to bait an owl.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84649 Apr 24, 2013
RACE wrote:
Woops! Forgot the friggin link
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/great-grey-ow...
Meant to include this with my last comment
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/pho...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84650 Apr 24, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Do you really believe that girls are easier than boys to raise, or are you just being sarcastic?
That is a ridiculous statement.
I have quite a few older brothers and I am the only girl. I have repeatedly been told by my parents that I was harder to raise than all my brothers combined. And I wasn't even a bad kid!!!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84651 Apr 24, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
Proof that there will always be a strong market for tin foil in this coutry:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/cons...
Sam- you wandered into a really vicious long standing war over on the Aldi's thread.
Dahgts

France

#84652 Apr 24, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Glad you are having a good time! Do you speak any other languages?
What is your favorite experience so far?
I only speak Chicago English which barely gets me out of cook county

The most amusing was watching an intersection from the hotel window in turin. It wasn't a 4 way stop, it was a 4 way yield and no one wanted to yield. Someone would get in the middle and just sit until others stopped.Crazy drivers there.

The best was when some nice man would lift my suitcase up the 3 steps to the train or up or down the staircases at the station. Trains are a snap with no luggage or not old like me . Barcelona was my favorite.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84653 Apr 24, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Sam- you wandered into a really vicious long standing war over on the Aldi's thread.
I dipped my toe in a month or two ago. The downtrodden are upset that Aldi's isn't more like Whole Foods.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84654 Apr 24, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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I dipped my toe in a month or two ago. The downtrodden are upset that Aldi's isn't more like Whole Foods.
It started that way. It has been picked up by the RJF DuPage crowd. Friendly advice: if you are inclined to dip a toe again, use a pseudonym.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84655 Apr 24, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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I dipped my toe in a month or two ago. The downtrodden are upset that Aldi's isn't more like Whole Foods.
Why would Aldi be anything like Whole Fodds? Aren't they 2 totally different kinds of stores?

Since: Aug 08

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#84656 Apr 24, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Do you really believe that girls are easier than boys to raise, or are you just being sarcastic?
That is a ridiculous statement.
I have no doubt girls are easier to raise. Many folks feel that way.

Since: Aug 08

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#84657 Apr 24, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...FYI....Michelle Obama was a Harvard educated, working Attorney without Barack.....something tell's me, single motherhood would'nt have been that much of a hurdle for her.....
I'm pretty sure if she had to do everything she is ALREADY whining about doing now AND on top of that put in 8-10 hour days working as an attorney, that would be a hurdle.

She not even working and she can't stop herself from b1tching about how awful she has it, making it sound like it's a hurdle and wha, wha, wha, wha ing about it.

Since: Aug 08

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#84658 Apr 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I have no doubt girls are easier to raise. Many folks feel that way.
Generally speaking, of course.

Since: Jan 10

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#84659 Apr 24, 2013
Stina wrote:
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Why would Aldi be anything like Whole Fodds? Aren't they 2 totally different kinds of stores?
Exactly, but they don't get it. They think Aldi's should provide top notch service and high quality goods at the lowest possible price.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#84660 Apr 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Exactly, but they don't get it. They think Aldi's should provide top notch service and high quality goods at the lowest possible price.
Who are "they"? I must have missed a link or a convo somewhere. That's nutty thinking.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84661 Apr 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Exactly, but they don't get it. They think Aldi's should provide top notch service and high quality goods at the lowest possible price.
I shop at Aldi a lot (interspersed with Publix and Winn Dixie, depending on what I need and where I am). The erason they have lower prices is BECAUSE they are "no frills". I LOVE when I can get mushrooms for 75 cents. But I wanted some the other day and they didn't have any. But I still got my blueberries for under $2, my milk for under $3 and a 24 pack of water for $2.29! I can fill a cart for hardly anything!

When I need fancier stuff, I head to Publix!

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84662 Apr 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>I have no doubt girls are easier to raise. Many folks feel that way.
I can only speak anecdotally, but my parents and grandparents, who have raised both, disagree with that statement.

There are issues and challenges with both.

Since: Aug 08

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#84663 Apr 24, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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And he's doing a great job. How's those unemployment numbers looking for you? How about the stock market? New business growth? Oh, and now the new tax on internet sales. At least he's fitting the part. Tax and spend, tax and spend, tax and spend. And the coming Obamacare that will put thousands of small businesses out of business.
Internet tax just passed the Senate:

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/end-tax-free-...

The only hope of stopping it is the republican controlled house. The only people who will benefit will be folks who want more stuff from the government. Therefore I like the idea of reducing federal aid to states by an amount equal to additional tax revenues and using that to reduce the deficit. Instead of giving bottom feeders more to "help them," as if you could ever help them enough, give a gift of less debt to future generations.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84664 Apr 24, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I can only speak anecdotally, but my parents and grandparents, who have raised both, disagree with that statement.
There are issues and challenges with both.
I bet, with girls, it's more the social and hormonal stuff. My parents tell a story of how we were all having dinner one night and my dad said something in conversation and I burst into tears, stormed from the table and ran to my room and he had NO IDEA what happened.

I dread my daughter's teen years...

Since: Aug 08

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#84665 Apr 24, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I can only speak anecdotally, but my parents and grandparents, who have raised both, disagree with that statement.
There are issues and challenges with both.
I never said their aren't issues and challenges of both. It's a comparison. My sister who has 3 girls and 1 boy would disagree. My mom would disagree too. They have both told me and my wife this. Many folks have made comments to me about how much more difficult boys are. I wonder how many people make such comments out of the blue to folks with all girls. Boys are much more active when they are young.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84666 Apr 24, 2013
Stina wrote:
<quoted text>I bet, with girls, it's more the social and hormonal stuff. My parents tell a story of how we were all having dinner one night and my dad said something in conversation and I burst into tears, stormed from the table and ran to my room and he had NO IDEA what happened.

I dread my daughter's teen years...
Yeah, I think the teenage years are when they decided that the boys were easier.

My mom once said to me that she always knew when my brothers were lying, even if she didn't know what about. With me, she just couldn't believe a thing I said. I wasn't a bad kid, but I was sneaky. Lots of teenage girls are.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84667 Apr 24, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Who are "they"? I must have missed a link or a convo somewhere. That's nutty thinking.
It refers to another thread that probably started as part of an Search Engine Optimization (SEO) effort but has degenerated into some very nasty trolling amgst a group which has been particularly bad.

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