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#94123 Nov 23, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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You said this very well. Who knows what we would have done with different opportunities if they were presented.
Yesterday reminded me of Frank and i, glued to the TV, 50 years ago....watching what was possibly the saddest funeral ever, and the day before, seeing Lee Harvey Oswald shot dead, on live TV.....that period never leaves you, i even choked up watching the Tom Brokaw special, last night......

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#94125 Nov 23, 2013
A thought wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't think she was being antagonistic, just controlling.
Seriously, doesn't one passive/aggressive post like hers deserve another? A subject change can happen with a simple post without the soap-boxing, don't you think? I was beginning to enjoy that conversation about Vietnam but, that's 'political'. Was she wrong to bring that up? Like I said- a handbook or a Terms Of Service would be helpful.
Suggesting, not controlling. Anyone is free to suggest. One doesn't have to participate....that's the TOS.

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Since: Jan 13

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#94126 Nov 23, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Yesterday reminded me of Frank and i, glued to the TV, 50 years ago....watching what was possibly the saddest funeral ever, and the day before, seeing Lee Harvey Oswald shot dead, on live TV.....that period never leaves you, i even choked up watching the Tom Brokaw special, last night......
I can picture him sitting there..always liked him. I remember coming home from the laundromat and hearing it on the radio. Tom and I then went to a bar.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#94129 Nov 23, 2013
Re living somewhere else for awhile.... my brother, SIL & nephews have been in Munich for 2.5 years now. Their "stuff" has been packed up and is on a container ship somewhere between Hamburg & NYC now. SIL is soooo over the ex-pat thing by now. i think there is a difference between being an ex-pat worker, ex-pat non-working spouse & "tourist".around we have family friends who have sailed the carribbean & around europe (until they ran out of money; sob) and recently spent time in Paris. the friends have enjoyed their time in the many cities

I could see doing western europe or the british isles. i have no interest in south america, africa or asia.... <shrug> If i were able to do my own thing, i think i'd be ok as a non-working spouse. i found that i liked the bavarian castles, and i think i'd enjoy being able to leran about them (or their comparable historical sites) on my own schedule. If i had to cart kids around and make that kind of life for me, i think it would be a different story than if i were allowed to do my own thing.

I haven't thought too much about this... we do talk abuot what to do if we won Power Ball, and spending considerable time traveling is high on the list.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#94130 Nov 24, 2013

Since: Oct 12

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#94131 Nov 24, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I can picture him sitting there..always liked him. I remember coming home from the laundromat and hearing it on the radio. Tom and I then went to a bar.
When President Kennedy was shot, we were in line at 5th grade, Blackhawk Elementary in Park Forest....i think it was after lunch....all of a sudden, the teacher's were crying and told us to go on home, that the President had been killed.....I don't think they would just do that today, cut all the kids, just loose like that....BTW, Our teacher, Mrs. Kelly.....told us all once, that her uncle owned the garages...where the Valentines Day Massacre took place....lol...She really knew how to keep a 5th graders attention...lol...

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Since: Jan 13

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#94132 Nov 24, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> When President Kennedy was shot, we were in line at 5th grade, Blackhawk Elementary in Park Forest....i think it was after lunch....all of a sudden, the teacher's were crying and told us to go on home, that the President had been killed.....I don't think they would just do that today, cut all the kids, just loose like that....BTW, Our teacher, Mrs. Kelly.....told us all once, that her uncle owned the garages...where the Valentines Day Massacre took place....lol...She really knew how to keep a 5th graders attention...lol...
Your teachers were more interesting then the meanie nuns at St. Aggie's.

Since: Oct 12

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#94133 Nov 24, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Your teachers were more interesting then the meanie nuns at St. Aggie's.
Did you go to Marian Catholic?...My friends and i used to go to their football games, just to checkout all the hottie italian girls....lol.....they seemed to mature early...like 14-15.......
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#94135 Nov 24, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Did you go to Marian Catholic?...My friends and i used to go to their football games, just to checkout all the hottie italian girls....lol.....they seemed to mature early...like 14-15.......
Bloom girls weren't too shabby either.

Since: Oct 12

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#94136 Nov 24, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Bloom girls weren't too shabby either.
They were good, but dangerous... My sophmore year, they stopped the Bloom-Rich East football series, because of too many fights and a stabbing.....then we could just concentrate on Homewood-Flossmor....lol....
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#94137 Nov 24, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>They were good, but dangerous... My sophmore year, they stopped the Bloom-Rich East football series, because of too many fights and a stabbing.....then we could just concentrate on Homewood-Flossmor....lol....
Not in my day...we were just tough, not violent. Besides we thought Rich HS somewhat tame then. My group infiltrated Thornton.

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#94138 Nov 24, 2013
Did Topix just remove the whole Abby post?

Since: Feb 08

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#94139 Nov 24, 2013
dahgts wrote:
Did Topix just remove the whole Abby post?
Yes. Probably because a pile of filth was promoting paedophilia.

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Since: Mar 09

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#94140 Nov 24, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Probably because a pile of filth was promoting paedophilia.
Yup.:D

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#94141 Nov 24, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Yup.:D
That's what I thought. This pile of dirt needs to grow up. What an insecure and immature bonehead.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#94142 Nov 24, 2013
Anyone wanna elaborate on the pile of filth? Was it offensive posts in some way pertaiing to the letters or as it one of them posters who just drop in on a forum and start posting completely unrelated nonsense?

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Since: Jan 13

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#94143 Nov 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Anyone wanna elaborate on the pile of filth? Was it offensive posts in some way pertaiing to the letters or as it one of them posters who just drop in on a forum and start posting completely unrelated nonsense?
it was dog commenting on a child living with her father and what he can use her for. sickening and totally inappropriate.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94144 Nov 24, 2013
No, its because your an idiot, nobody is going to try and assassinate a character you do not posses.
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>No, it wasn't for content.
It was character assassination....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#94145 Nov 24, 2013
Oh, don't blame me! I'm nowhere near faddish or sagacious enough to get an entire thread pulled! They probably pulled it due to copyright reasons. Or because of those crappyass Bears!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94146 Nov 24, 2013
Oh please.....
They get sent to school, they know what an education is, and how going to college gets you into the NFL. They're not as stupid as you would like to believe.

And no, they are not digging thru dumpsters looking for table scraps to eat either. WIC makes sure they eat as well as I do, they just spend all the money on sugar products instead of things that will actually fill their belly, Which is why the also get free lunches.
Toj wrote:
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They don't know they can get an education and/or learn a trade and get a job. It seems simple to you but not to someone of very poor background. It's not in a very poor communities realm of thinking. They're too busy trying to eat, stay alive and worry about dinner.

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