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Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92231 Oct 3, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>to me, the best use of an external drove is for backing up whats on your pc so if your pc crashes, you still have your data.
That's more what I thought it was for. Which, for me, consists of pictures and iTunes. I don't keep much on my computer!!!

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#92232 Oct 3, 2013
Awesome! Today's Prudie:

Dear Prudence,
When I was in high school my dream was to become a professional writer. My teachers were very encouraging but my parents refused to allow me to study creative writing in college, saying I needed to pursue something "safe" like nursing, which I did. The writing urge has never completely gone away and in the last couple of years I've come up with a unique (I think) way of dealing with it. I compose and send in made-up letters to advice columns and keep track of how many are published. Apparently I'm pretty convincing, because out of the two dozen or so I've made up, over half have made it into the paper. I get a kick out of seeing my letters published but I'm beginning to wonder if this is a little strange. I chose you to receive my first "real" letter because I usually agree with your advice. So please give me your honest opinion on my hobby. I don't feel that I'm hurting anyone but is this a strange thing for someone to do?

—I Swear This Letter Is 100 Percent True

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92233 Oct 3, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Awesome! Today's Prudie:
Dear Prudence,
When I was in high school my dream was to become a professional writer. My teachers were very encouraging but my parents refused to allow me to study creative writing in college, saying I needed to pursue something "safe" like nursing, which I did. The writing urge has never completely gone away and in the last couple of years I've come up with a unique (I think) way of dealing with it. I compose and send in made-up letters to advice columns and keep track of how many are published. Apparently I'm pretty convincing, because out of the two dozen or so I've made up, over half have made it into the paper. I get a kick out of seeing my letters published but I'm beginning to wonder if this is a little strange. I chose you to receive my first "real" letter because I usually agree with your advice. So please give me your honest opinion on my hobby. I don't feel that I'm hurting anyone but is this a strange thing for someone to do?
—I Swear This Letter Is 100 Percent True
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...
We should have a ongoing competition to see who can get fake letters published by Amy or Abby. I think that would be hilarious. I might even be good at it ... I already have you all thinking I'm a lawyer and shyte, when really I live in my mom's basement! LMFAO

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92234 Oct 3, 2013
Ok, so which one of us is it?
My vote is EEE, she likes writing.
j_m_w wrote:
Awesome! Today's Prudie:
Dear Prudence,
When I was in high school my dream was to become a professional writer. My teachers were very encouraging but my parents refused to allow me to study creative writing in college, saying I needed to pursue something "safe" like nursing, which I did. The writing urge has never completely gone away and in the last couple of years I've come up with a unique (I think) way of dealing with it. I compose and send in made-up letters to advice columns and keep track of how many are published. Apparently I'm pretty convincing, because out of the two dozen or so I've made up, over half have made it into the paper. I get a kick out of seeing my letters published but I'm beginning to wonder if this is a little strange. I chose you to receive my first "real" letter because I usually agree with your advice. So please give me your honest opinion on my hobby. I don't feel that I'm hurting anyone but is this a strange thing for someone to do?
—I Swear This Letter Is 100 Percent True
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92235 Oct 3, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Awesome! Today's Prudie:
Dear Prudence,
When I was in high school my dream was to become a professional writer. My teachers were very encouraging but my parents refused to allow me to study creative writing in college, saying I needed to pursue something "safe" like nursing, which I did. The writing urge has never completely gone away and in the last couple of years I've come up with a unique (I think) way of dealing with it. I compose and send in made-up letters to advice columns and keep track of how many are published. Apparently I'm pretty convincing, because out of the two dozen or so I've made up, over half have made it into the paper. I get a kick out of seeing my letters published but I'm beginning to wonder if this is a little strange. I chose you to receive my first "real" letter because I usually agree with your advice. So please give me your honest opinion on my hobby. I don't feel that I'm hurting anyone but is this a strange thing for someone to do?
—I Swear This Letter Is 100 Percent True
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...
I really liked Prudie's answer.

On the baby gender letter, now that was obnoxious. People really do that? Guess I should not be surprised.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92236 Oct 3, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Awesome! Today's Prudie:
Dear Prudence,
When I was in high school my dream was to become a professional writer. My teachers were very encouraging but my parents refused to allow me to study creative writing in college, saying I needed to pursue something "safe" like nursing, which I did. The writing urge has never completely gone away and in the last couple of years I've come up with a unique (I think) way of dealing with it. I compose and send in made-up letters to advice columns and keep track of how many are published. Apparently I'm pretty convincing, because out of the two dozen or so I've made up, over half have made it into the paper. I get a kick out of seeing my letters published but I'm beginning to wonder if this is a little strange. I chose you to receive my first "real" letter because I usually agree with your advice. So please give me your honest opinion on my hobby. I don't feel that I'm hurting anyone but is this a strange thing for someone to do?
—I Swear This Letter Is 100 Percent True
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...
Geez - what's with the gender reveal thing??? Ugh...

I'd hope that the sonogram wasn't clear enough to show the gender.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#92238 Oct 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I don't believe access to health care should be linked to one's employer.
It's not. If an employer offers it, great. But they don't HAVE to. People can get their own insurance, there are many plans available. All Obamacare is gonna do is put them out of business.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#92239 Oct 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I also would rather people call it by its name -- the Affordable Care Act. But when this is a success -- and it WILL be a huge success -- I love that hateful republicans who hate Obama will have his name attached to ACA forever. And it's their own fault.
I'm calling it Obamacare. Obama is proud of it and WANTS his name attached to it. And when it fails, or bankrupts the country, whichever comes first, and it WILL, Obama will have his name attached to it forever.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92240 Oct 3, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll look again. I didn't see much of anything on Dell or hp
Excuse me, but that is a cool dog...is it a mix or specific breed?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92241 Oct 3, 2013
Cute kid story!

Hazel (20 months) is a screamer. mostly, she doesn't have to talk b/c Rory (sister, just turned 3 and very very verbal) does it for her, so she points and screams. They're trying to fix this (it's ANNOYING, and thankfully, Katie and Matt agree!). So they've been trying to teach her to say "Oh, dear" instead of screaming. Then their day care provider called Katie at work to tell her she just heard Rory from the play room: "Hazel, I'm going to take this toy away from you, and instead of screaming, you say 'oh dear'." HA!!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92242 Oct 3, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm calling it Obamacare. Obama is proud of it and WANTS his name attached to it. And when it fails, or bankrupts the country, whichever comes first, and it WILL, Obama will have his name attached to it forever.
It won't fail and it won't bankrupt anybody. It's a wonderful thing. So many people rushed to apply for affordable health insurance, computer systems and phone lines crashed.

That's a good sign.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92243 Oct 3, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm calling it Obamacare. Obama is proud of it and WANTS his name attached to it. And when it fails, or bankrupts the country, whichever comes first, and it WILL, Obama will have his name attached to it forever.
Go google ranking of health care systems by country. We spend the most but we are down on the list.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92244 Oct 3, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not. If an employer offers it, great. But they don't HAVE to. People can get their own insurance, there are many plans available. All Obamacare is gonna do is put them out of business.
Health insurance IS linked to employment for MOST PEOPLE.

And you can't get insurance on your own just because you want it. My friend called 30 different plans and was rejected by ALL of them. All she wanted to do was insure her husband, because she was pregnant and was going to quit working, so they needed health insurance. Every one of those plans told her, "We won't even talk about insuring you until 18 months after the baby is born." every one of those plans told her, "We won't even touch your husband until X months after the baby is born." Meaning, she couldn't even get insurance JUST FOR HER HUSBAND, not her and the child, because they wouldn't insure him simply because his wife was pregnant.

She was in tears at work. It was heartbreaking.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92245 Oct 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
It won't fail and it won't bankrupt anybody. It's a wonderful thing. So many people rushed to apply for affordable health insurance, computer systems and phone lines crashed.
That's a good sign.
Yes, and we should have expected that, especially in the first weeks and around the transition dates....The biggest opposition must be the insurance companies, in kahoots with the Koch brothers, who own the teaparty House republicans.....Sound's like some lady freaked out in DC and got killed for it....

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#92246 Oct 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
It won't fail and it won't bankrupt anybody. It's a wonderful thing. So many people rushed to apply for affordable health insurance, computer systems and phone lines crashed.
That's a good sign.
Red, I just now read your medical post. I'm pulling for you and hope that all will be well.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#92247 Oct 3, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>analogy
Processor is how smart you are. How fast you can think
Ram is how big the surface area on your desk is. The bigger, the more files you can open at once to work on.
Hard drive is your file cabinet. Bigger cabinet, more stuff you can store.
External hard drive is that file cabinet in the hall closet
thank you for this. I kind of knew but you really made it all understandable.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#92248 Oct 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Sound's like some lady freaked out in DC and got killed for it....
Figured it wouldn't be long before some liberal blamed the implementation of Obamacare on this incident. Thanks for filling the part!

And no one was killed.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#92249 Oct 3, 2013
Toj wrote:
Go google ranking of health care systems by country. We spend the most but we are down on the list.
America has the best healthcare system in the WORLD! Why do you think Mexicans flock here? Why do you think Canadians flock here? Why do you think most doctors here are foreigners? All Obamacare is gonna do is DECREASE healthcare for Americans.

Time will tell. The negative effects will take a while to show. We'll see who's right, but I wouldn't break out the champagne just yet.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#92250 Oct 3, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a good idea. I just put all the stuff I would never want to lose on my external, already ... for example, all the pics my wife has taken over the years are on that.
When you say "put", do you mean "move" or "copy"? Unless you have multiple copies, you're just as vulnerable to losing yhem as if they were only on the internal drive. Hardware fails. I've had both internal and external drives go belly up ( not at the same time thankfully)
Timmy

United States

#92251 Oct 3, 2013
Exactly how will the ACA put private insurers out of business? Don't you know that it is private insurers that are selling the plans under the ACA? Below is some text from an article that explains how you sign up. Read and learn (if only you could).

"The websites are designed to work like popular do-your-own-taxes software. They ask questions about income and family size and, based on the answers, lead a person through more questions until finally offering specific insurance options and prices.

Purchasers will select individual or family coverage sold by a private insurer. The exchange will calculate each person's premium based on the insurer's rate, offset by whatever federal subsidies the buyer is eligible to receive. The subsidy payments will be made directly to the insurer, and the consumer will be billed for the difference."
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not. If an employer offers it, great. But they don't HAVE to. People can get their own insurance, there are many plans available. All Obamacare is gonna do is put them out of business.

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