Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88899 Jul 31, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Walgreens or CVS or DSW has gel foam pads to put under the ball of the foot which will cushion things.
Is this a cocktail party format or a sit down dinner at the restaurant?
Yeah, I'm going to get the gel pads tonight. It's cocktail party format; passed hors d'oeuvres and open bar.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88900 Jul 31, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a given. Dudes don't care about shoes.
Let's be real. Women dress up more for other women to one-up them.

Shoes are for the other women to fawn over, push up bras are for the boys even if they are initially made to push up the girls.

:)

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88901 Jul 31, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I'm going to get the gel pads tonight. It's cocktail party format; passed hors d'oeuvres and open bar.
I have no doubt you will look stunning. Just remember to walk slow. Swing those hips!

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88902 Jul 31, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
That actually looks pretty interesting. Might check it out.
Shh...don't tell anyone, but book clubs are created for the same reason bunco groups are...to get 30+ year old women, usually young moms, out of the house regularly. The actual book doesn't matter. Bunco doesn't matter. It's an excuse, if you will, for women who either won't give themselves a break OR, in a couple cases, unfortunately, their husbands won't.
And here I thought it was a way to drink a lot of wine and gossip.

Toj

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#88903 Jul 31, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
This was big news back when it first broke -- Feb. 2012 -- but I think that's because Target's HQ is here, so Target is in our news quite a lot, especially the business management angle.
"What Target discovered fairly quickly is that it creeped people out that the company knew about their pregnancies in advance."
When you call various businesses/utilities, you may be asked for your name, home phone, and other info, but invariably, they already have all that info right in front of them, and they are asking for it from you for two reasons:(1) they want to verify that it's YOU, and (2) customers had been freaking out when they didn't have to provide any of it, that they were told "Oh, I have that info already right here on my screen."
I could see that. I called a place one time and asked for my phone number -- I asked "Don't you have it on your screen?" She said no. Maybe she did and she had to play along.

Since: Jan 10

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#88904 Jul 31, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I could see that. I called a place one time and asked for my phone number -- I asked "Don't you have it on your screen?" She said no. Maybe she did and she had to play along.
That's right -- I even had a customer service person tell me that's what they were doing (I'd heard about this and asked).

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88905 Jul 31, 2013
Thanks everyone for the kind words about the guinea pig. We're doing better day by day; it helps that the kids have camp all day - very distracting.

I spent yesterday at my mom's, trying to get all her stuff in boxes so they can be safely packed in PODS for a month. Only came home with half a trunk-load full of stuff. I have to go back on Sunday to pick up the dresser, which will take up the whole back of our Traverse. Luckily, that is the only piece of furniture that is being foisted on me. Actually, it's really pretty and it's been in the family quite a while, and I think Lulu is going to use and take good care of it, so I don't *really* mind. It's more the hassle of getting to my abode that's irritating me.

Just glad she found a townhouse that has ceilings high enough to accomodate the 10' grandfather clock. Our apartment could take it, but I REALLY didn't want to have to deal with that just yet.

Since: Jan 10

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#88906 Jul 31, 2013
Matilda: A site for those raised Seventh-Day Adventist. I thought with your fundie background, you might "get" some of this more than I did.

http://stfu-sda-fundies.tumblr.com/page/2

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88907 Jul 31, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Happy Hump Day!
Hehe you said "hump."

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Since: Mar 09

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#88908 Jul 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Yeah, that whole freedom of speech and unlawful search really makes a cops job tough. Hey! Maybe if they dont like people expressing their opinions, they should get another job?
I aint saying a cop should put up with being spit on, but I see too many times where a person gets pummeled by the cops because he wont shut up, and that is wrong. Sticks and stones man.
<quoted text>
I'm pretty sure I read about a SCOTUS case a few years back where they ruled that cops can't harass/arrest someone for saying whatever they want to say...because...free speech and stuff. Spitting however, is assault, so yeah.

Toj

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#88909 Jul 31, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm pretty sure I read about a SCOTUS case a few years back where they ruled that cops can't harass/arrest someone for saying whatever they want to say...because...free speech and stuff. Spitting however, is assault, so yeah.
There's a lot of good cops out there. However, there are tons of bad cops out there. There really are. This is a long article, but an interesting one about police abuse of power. http://www.alternet.org/story/151806/15_years...

When we lived in a different area, my son used to complain to me that he would be walking downthe street and police would stop him and search him. He did have anything, but it was annoying and made you feel you were being watched all the time. I thought he was exaggerating. Then one day I got off the bus after work. It was dark (late fall) and I had a jacket on, pair of dark pants nad a hood -- I had forgotten my umbrella and there was a light rain.

A cop stopped me but was stunned when I turned. It was obvious he had thought I was a teen (I'm short). He made a stupid excuse saying someone called about someone suspicious -- and he wasn't making sense. I then realized my son was right -- they were harrassing all the young kids.

I don't think it's too much to ask for to play by the rules. Sure it might be easier for the cops just to take away people's rights and let them go after the bad guys.

Sometimes, though, it's the cops wants to get their quota, numbers or a promotion and has nothing to do with the cops getting the bad guys but are stepping all over people's rights.

Toj

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#88910 Jul 31, 2013
That should be "He DIDN'T have anything on him, but it was annoying..."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88911 Jul 31, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Happy Hump Day!
Since I read this earlier, I keep hearing the camel from the Geico commercial:

C'mon Dave! I know you can hear me! What day is it?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88912 Jul 31, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
And here I thought it was a way to drink a lot of wine and gossip.
That, too. But you have to have that cover story.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88913 Jul 31, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Matilda: A site for those raised Seventh-Day Adventist. I thought with your fundie background, you might "get" some of this more than I did.
http://stfu-sda-fundies.tumblr.com/page/2
I don't know much about SDAs, but yeah, some of those are universal with the overly religious.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88914 Jul 31, 2013
I read a story about cops arresting a 14 yr old kid for looking at them the wrong way.

Will google for the link
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm pretty sure I read about a SCOTUS case a few years back where they ruled that cops can't harass/arrest someone for saying whatever they want to say...because...free speech and stuff. Spitting however, is assault, so yeah.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88915 Jul 31, 2013
Here it is, chocked the crap outta him too!
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm pretty sure I read about a SCOTUS case a few years back where they ruled that cops can't harass/arrest someone for saying whatever they want to say...because...free speech and stuff. Spitting however, is assault, so yeah.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88916 Jul 31, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
That's right -- I even had a customer service person tell me that's what they were doing (I'd heard about this and asked).
When I worked in the inbound call center, most of the time, I had the person's info up right after they told me their name, presuming I spelled it halfway right. Asking the address was just to verify, and asking a phone number was just in case we got disconnected. A lot of the time, while they were verifying stuff, I was jotting down notes about why they called in the first place.

Like, they'd say "My name is Bob Smith and blah blah blah diarrhea of the mouth story with lots of details." So I'd say "Ok, Mr. Smith can I ask you to verify your address?" while I typed all that stuff down.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88917 Jul 31, 2013
“if you clench your fist that’s a sign of aggression, we have the ability to defuse that situation and redirect you in order to defuse the situation,” with “redirect” referring to forcing the teen onto the ground.

What a load of crap! If Im 300 ft away and I clench my fists, a cop has the right to tazer me?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#88918 Jul 31, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
This was big news back when it first broke -- Feb. 2012 -- but I think that's because Target's HQ is here, so Target is in our news quite a lot, especially the business management angle.
"What Target discovered fairly quickly is that it creeped people out that the company knew about their pregnancies in advance."
When you call various businesses/utilities, you may be asked for your name, home phone, and other info, but invariably, they already have all that info right in front of them, and they are asking for it from you for two reasons:(1) they want to verify that it's YOU, and (2) customers had been freaking out when they didn't have to provide any of it, that they were told "Oh, I have that info already right here on my screen."
we were visiting my brotehr in germany when the story broke... i have the image in my mind of reading it on SIL's iPad in their kitchen...

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