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Since: May 13

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#53562 May 28, 2013
Xanadu, your neon lights will shine,

For you, Xanadu.....
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53563 May 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
Xanadu, your neon lights will shine,
For you, Xanadu.....
You sound to me about as smart at the average Jamaican.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#53564 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting. Will share this info with the wife.
She's in charge of gardening/yard stuff (though I still cut the grass!).
You're hired!
ps..Did you know that CT basically abolished all county gov't I think around 40 years ago. Though still of geographical use (if not political). County gov't is still big in PA - courts, sheriffs office, taxes, RE records, carry permits! etc.
GO over the border to Westchester if you want to see the horrors of county government. Their taxes are outrageous.(ATF take notice).

I posted the info tongue and cheek -its more detail than you need to know - and probably utterly incomprehensible to a layperson - but it is important info to know from my perspective. Its yet one more great service provided by our government!

The real question was what I posed to Joel.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#53565 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
You really know this state, inside and out.
Were you born here? I know you lived in AZ for time, college and post-college I believe.
Did you know Cheshire (aside from the prison) is known as "The Bedding Plant Capital"? True!
Melonheads? Tell me they don't play the banjo.
I dont know much about Cheshire other than the good rep of the schools, the red soils, and of course the grisly home invasion. I do know, that in Shelton or Derby, on the Housatonic River, there was a HUGE mattress factory fire only a few years ago. Spewed gallons of toxic latex foam insulation into the river and caused nasty air pollution.

http://www.eaglehose.com/latex_foam.htm

Melonheads are not human. They are monsters that live in the forest. Any teenager from the Trumbull, Shelton, and Stratford region knows about them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melon_heads#Lege...

Melon Heads is the name given to legendary beings and urban legends in parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut generally described as small humanoids with bulbous heads who occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people. Different variations of the legend attribute different origins.

Several variations of the Melon Head myths can be found Fairfield County, Connecticut. Most instances can be found in Trumbull, Shelton, Stratford and Monroe, but other instances can be found in Seymour, Easton, Weston, Oxford, Milford, and Southbury. There are two primary Connecticut variations.[9]

According to the first variation of the myth, Fairfield County was the location of an asylum for the criminally insane that burned down in the fall of 1960, resulting in the death of all of the staff and most of the patients with 10-20 inmates unaccounted for, supposedly having survived and escaped to the woods. The legend states that the Melon Heads' appearance is the result of them having resorted to cannibalism in order to survive the harsh winters of the region, and due to inbreeding, which in turn caused them to develop hydrocephalus.

According to the second variation, the Melon Heads are descendants of a Colonial era family from Shelton-Trumbull who were banished after accusations of witchcraft were made against them causing them to retreat to the woods. As with the first legend, this variation attributes the appearance of the Melon Heads to inbreeding.[10] Melon Heads allegedly prey upon humans who wander into their territory.[11]

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#53566 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
You really know this state, inside and out.
Were you born here? I know you lived in AZ for time, college and post-college I believe.
.
I was born here in Fairfield County. I travel a lot with my work so I know the state kind of. But I really dont know the state. I never venture to the eastern portion except the shoreline, and the occasional trip to UCONN. I dont even go to the casinos.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53567 May 28, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
...If the fertility is new then FR soils are just as good as mine. If the fertility is old, then his wife will have better cucumbers than me.
Well now, if you're going to get into who has the better cucumber.

I automatically think of "Animal House."

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-n_RQJnYJmhbb...

Mine's bigger than that.
I beg your pardon?
My cucumber, it's bigger.
Vegetables can be really sensuous, don't you think?
No.
Vegetables are sensuaI.
People are sensuous.
Right. "Sensual. " That's what I meant.
Voluntarist

United States

#53568 May 28, 2013
#1 Back in 1980, the U.S. national debt was
less than one trillion dollars . Today, it is
rapidly approaching 17 trillion dollars...
#2 During Obama's first term, the federal
government accumulated more debt than it
did under the first 42 U.S presidents
combined .
#3 The U.S. national debt is now more than
23 times larger than it was when Jimmy
Carter became president.
#4 If you started paying off just the new debt
that the U.S. has accumulated during the
Obama administration at the rate of one dollar
per second, it would take more than 184,000
years to pay it off.
#5 The federal government is stealing more
than 100 million dollars from our children and
our grandchildren every single hour of every
single day.
#6 Back in 1970, the total amount of debt in
the United States (government debt +
business debt + consumer debt, etc.) was less
than 2 trillion dollars. Today it is over 56
trillion dollars...
Voluntarist

United States

#53569 May 28, 2013
#7 According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP
accounted for 31.8 percent of all global
economic activity in 2001. That number
dropped to 21.6 percent in 2011.
#8 The United States has fallen in the global
economic competitiveness rankings compiled
by the World Economic Forum for four years in
a row.
#9 According to The Economist, the United
States was the best place in the world to be
born into back in 1988 . Today, the United
States is only tied for 16th place .
#10 Incredibly, more than 56,000
manufacturing facilities in the United States
have been permanently shut down since 2001.
#11 There are less Americans working in
manufacturing today than there was in 1950
even though the population of the country has
more than doubled since then.
#12 According to the New York Times, there
are now approximately 70,000 abandoned
buildings in Detroit.
#13 When NAFTA was pushed through
Congress in 1993, the United States had a
trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion
dollars. By 2010, we had a trade deficit with
Mexico of 61.6 billion dollars .
#14 Back in 1985, our trade deficit with China
was approximately 6 million dollars (million
with a little "m") for the entire year. In 2012,
our trade deficit with China was 315 billion
dollars . That was the largest trade deficit that
one nation has had with another nation in the
history of the world.
#15 Overall, the United States has run a trade
deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the
rest of the world since 1975.
#16 According to the Economic Policy
Institute, the United States is losing half a
million jobs to China every single year.
#17 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all
men in the United States had jobs. Today,
less than 65 percent of all men in the United
States have jobs.
#18 At this point, an astounding 53 percent of
all American workers make less than $30,000
a year.
#19 Small business is rapidly dying in
America. At this point, only about 7 percent of
all non-farm workers in the United States are
self-employed. That is an all-time record low.
#20 Back in 1983, the bottom 95 percent of
all income earners in the United States had 62
cents of debt for every dollar that they
earned. By 2007, that figure had soared to
$1.48 .

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#53570 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
Well now, if you're going to get into who has the better cucumber.
.
Yes, that was poor word choice, and not even anatomically correct.
Voluntarist

United States

#53571 May 28, 2013
#21 In the United States today, the wealthiest
one percent of all Americans have a greater
net worth than the bottom 90 percent
combined .
#22 According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest
Americans have more wealth than the bottom
150 million Americans combined .
#23 The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam
Walton have as much wealth as the bottom
one-third of all Americans combined.
#24 According to the U.S. Census Bureau,
more than 146 million Americans are either
"poor" or "low income".
#25 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49
percent of all Americans live in a home that
receives direct monetary benefits from the
federal government. Back in 1983, less than a
third of all Americans lived in a home that
received direct monetary benefits from the
federal government.
#26 Overall, the federal government runs
nearly 80 different "means-tested welfare
programs", and at this point more than 100
million Americans are enrolled in at least one
of them.
#27 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50
Americans was on Medicaid. Today, one out
of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid, and
things are about to get a whole lot worse. It
is being projected that Obamacare will add 16
million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.
#28 As I wrote recently , it is being projected
that the number of Americans on Medicare will
grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million
in 2025.
#29 At this point, Medicare is facing unfunded
liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over
the next 75 years. That comes to
approximately $328,404 for every single
household in the United States.
#30 Right now, there are approximately 56
million Americans collecting Social Security
benefits. By 2035, that number is projected to
soar to an astounding 91 million.
Voluntarist

United States

#53572 May 28, 2013
#31 Overall, the Social Security system is
facing a 134 trillion dollar shortfall over the
next 75 years.
#32 Today, the number of Americans on Social
Security Disability now exceeds the entire
population of Greece , and the number of
Americans on food stamps now exceeds the
entire population of Spain.
#33 According to a report recently issued by
the Pew Research Center, on average
Americans over the age of 65 have 47 times
as much wealth as Americans under the age of
35.
#34 U.S. families that have a head of
household that is under the age of 30 have a
poverty rate of 37 percent.
#35 As I mentioned recently, the
homeownership rate in America is now at its
lowest level in nearly 18 years.
#36 There are now 20.2 million Americans
that spend more than half of their incomes on
housing. That represents a 46 percent
increase from 2001.
#37 45 percent of all children are living in
poverty in Miami, more than 50 percent of all
children are living in poverty in Cleveland, and
about 60 percent of all children are living in
poverty in Detroit.
#38 Today, more than a million public school
students in the United States are homeless.
This is the first time that has ever happened in
our history.
#39 When Barack Obama first entered the
White House, about 32 million Americans were
on food stamps. Now, more than 47 million
Americans are on food stamps.
#40 According to one calculation, the number
of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the
combined populations of "Alaska, Arkansas,
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia,
Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine,
Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and
Wyoming."
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/4...
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53573 May 28, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
....Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and
Wyoming."
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/4...
Did you really have to vomit all over our forum?

talk about an oral aggressive
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53574 May 28, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
And now they have a new jackass running around.
I prefer to think of myself as possibly a Cheetah.

But very funny.

I'll add another funny icon.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53575 May 28, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, that was poor word choice, and not even anatomically correct.
How not correct?

Since: May 13

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#53578 May 28, 2013
Life doesn't have an UNDO button, so watch your karma, always.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#53579 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
How not correct?
"If the fertility is new then FR soils are just as good as mine. If the fertility is old, then his wife will have better cucumbers than me..."

Males have cucumbers, females have melons, false comparison to make unless you are Hughbe (who clearly has elements of both and/or cross dressing proclivities).

Better wording (with no puns) would be "..If the fertility is old, then his wife will GROW better cucumbers than me..."
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#53580 May 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
<quoted text>
French is too complex in the sense that it's not straight forward and at the same time it's a rigid language that does not permit innovation in terms of creation of new twists to words or to grammar rules.
My late mom who had a master's degree in English Lit spoke fluent French and had tremendous style.
France as a holiday destination has lost its appeal....I used to love Paris at one point but no longer.
What strikes me about the French is their clear mental perspicuity ( If I'm not wrong I think France holds the record for receiving the highest number of Field's Medals for mathematics - math happens to be my favorite subject) and great sense of aesthetics.
France is in decline and the immigrants have things worse there. The banlieues are Muslim ghettos - awful sight.
Better stick to Angelina's, Marcovaldo and to the uber-stylish Christian Dior haute coutre clothes salon. LOL.
good post
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#53581 May 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the law of matter says that unlike electrostatic charges and unlike magnetic poles attract but a little higher up the scale of existence we see the law of consciousness putting in an appearance with its emphasis on attraction being a case of likes attracting likes except in the sexual department where heterosexuality is concerned.
ROFL.
So Frijoles and company are no exceptions to the general law of consciousness. Indeed, they are exceptions to the exception of the general law of consciousness.

HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#53582 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
It is on you to prove he was born and lived and esp that he was the son of your god.
It is not on me to prove a negative.
And, again, your education and thinking come into question.
You must prove that he did not exists. Certainly, you have very good EVIDENCE to support your utterance for surely you would never rely on inspiration from an unclean orifice.

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Since: Sep 11

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#53583 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
I prefer to think of myself as possibly a Cheetah.
But very funny.
I'll add another funny icon.
Thats funny. I assumed (the ego that I am) that ATF was referring to ME.

And I still gave it a funny judge.

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