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Since: Jan 13

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#91826 Sep 21, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Looks to me like these kids come from a pretty affluent neighborhood there....bet those are the kind of parent's that would'nt want their college bound heirs, branded with any criminal history, that might stand in their way.....
I don't think he wanted to prosecute. He just hoped that they would have some remorse and help him. Besides, those pics were already posted even before he did. So busted by themselves.
These are parents that have been whining "not my Johnnie" all of those kids lives. Entitlement is also alive and well in affluent neighborhoods.

Since: Oct 12

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#91827 Sep 21, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I don't think he wanted to prosecute. He just hoped that they would have some remorse and help him. Besides, those pics were already posted even before he did. So busted by themselves.
These are parents that have been whining "not my Johnnie" all of those kids lives. Entitlement is also alive and well in affluent neighborhoods.
I realize that, and in my career i got to know many in law enforcement and a number of Judges, including Juvenile Court ones....i was just saying how they would have likely ruled, keeping it within the community.....covering every aspect.....

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Since: Mar 09

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#91828 Sep 21, 2013
Bought a Kindle. Just wanted a decent e-reader that can access the web. Also not weighing a lot is a big deal. Went to the Pawn shop. Kindle fire 59.00 out the door. I can live with that. I figure the money I saved buying a bunch of books as kindle editions covers the cost. Also, I love the cloud and being able to access my stuff from anywhere.

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Since: Jun 09

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#91829 Sep 21, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Bought a Kindle. Just wanted a decent e-reader that can access the web. Also not weighing a lot is a big deal. Went to the Pawn shop. Kindle fire 59.00 out the door. I can live with that. I figure the money I saved buying a bunch of books as kindle editions covers the cost. Also, I love the cloud and being able to access my stuff from anywhere.
Amazon is running a promotion that if you bought a hard copy book from them, they will give you the Kindle version. Some limits of course

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Since: Mar 09

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#91830 Sep 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Amazon is running a promotion that if you bought a hard copy book from them, they will give you the Kindle version. Some limits of course
I didn't see that. I'm just tired of schlepping text books. The Kindle versions are cheaper and right now I have like 300 books (I've been buying for a while) and they weigh like a pound total. <shrug>

Kindle, one folder (a la pee chee) a note pad and a couple pens/pencils and I'm good to go. You can really tell the difference between freshmen and those who have been at it a while. Freshmen have all the shiny new stuff, lots of paper and supplies, etc. By the time you're a senior (and beyond) 1/2 a pencil (no eraser) and the back of the electric company envelope stuffed into a messenger bag being held together with safety pins and bandaids is all you need.

“Not a real reg”

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#91831 Sep 22, 2013

“Not a real reg”

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#91832 Sep 22, 2013
Now for warm and fuzzy. Cute dog food commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/AA56LgpFbSw...

Since: Oct 12

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#91833 Sep 22, 2013
dahgts wrote:
Now for warm and fuzzy. Cute dog food commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/AA56LgpFbSw...
Love the Golden puppies...wife is campaigning for another yellow lab puppy, since our chocolate lab is getting older....

“I Am Mine”

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#91834 Sep 22, 2013

“Not a real reg”

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#91835 Sep 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_ /id/9689220/redskins-name-chan ge-not-easy-sounds
I think this PC stuff re those names is ridiculous. Maybe all teams should have the name like the Scottsdale CC Artichokes. The CA farmers can then protest.

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#91836 Sep 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Love the Golden puppies...wife is campaigning for another yellow lab puppy, since our chocolate lab is getting older....
I have a black lab, about 11 or 12. Only had her for a few years. She's a sweetie, but I'm a dobe person and hope to find an adult one soon.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#91837 Sep 22, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I think this PC stuff re those names is ridiculous. Maybe all teams should have the name like the Scottsdale CC Artichokes. The CA farmers can then protest.
What irks me most is that people take great pride in their team and applaud it and revel in it....how is it bad to use when you're heralding it??? When did being associated with the name be a bad thing?
And as someone who is 1/32 Cherokee, it's just stupid, lol.

Since: Oct 12

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#91838 Sep 23, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I think this PC stuff re those names is ridiculous. Maybe all teams should have the name like the Scottsdale CC Artichokes. The CA farmers can then protest.
I'm surprised when this is a complaint by our American Indians....as their culture is dying off at a record pace....soon to only be seen in movies and/or relegated to being known as, "Casino-owner Americans"...lol....

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91839 Sep 23, 2013
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.

This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.

And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I'm surprised when this is a complaint by our American Indians....as their culture is dying off at a record pace....soon to only be seen in movies and/or relegated to being known as, "Casino-owner Americans"...lol....

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91840 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.
This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.
And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
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I always wondered about the braille sign next to the elevator saying what floor it is. How will they know where the sign is so they can read the braille?

“Not a real reg”

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#91841 Sep 23, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91842 Sep 23, 2013
Braille at drive-up ATM's. That's even funnier.

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#91843 Sep 23, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I always wondered about the braille sign next to the elevator saying what floor it is. How will they know where the sign is so they can read the braille?
Many blind people get a lot of training so they can be more mobile. They can be incredibly intuitive when it comes to getting around. When I worked at a county building the cafeteria cashier was blind and let me tell you he knew his paper money. People were honest also and told him the face amount.

They know about where the sign is and can then search it. That goes for the ATM. As far as I'm concerned the braille on an ATM is not interfering with my use so what's the big deal. Maybe Race hasn't seen anyone using that and neither have I, but I'm not in a big city environment on a daily basis so I'm going to assume that it is used from time to time.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91844 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.
This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.
And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
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Yes, I have seen blind people use the ATM. But I do live in Chicago and the Lighthouse for the Blind is in the City and we have a blind person working where I work. The Lighthouse is an extremely reputable and helpful charity for the blind that teaches the blind among other things.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91845 Sep 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Braille at drive-up ATM's. That's even funnier.
Now, I agree that isn't needed but I'm thinking they don't make 2 kinds of ATMs so they just install one and probably all of them have braille.

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