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Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87560 Mar 20, 2013
And that one posted?? What's going on?? I'll try it again.... Be right back.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87562 Mar 20, 2013
Hmmm... Well I'll be darned. Now it posts??

Such are the mysteries of Topix-land I guess.

Later folks.
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87564 Mar 20, 2013
this put the biggest smile on my face!

http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/201...

Nonprofit Unveils Rainbow House Beside Westboro Baptist Church
The view outside the notoriously antigay Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., just got a whole lot gayer.
BY Sunnivie Brydum
March 19 2013 5:53 PM ET

Members of the antigay Westboro Baptist Church woke up to a technicolor surprise this morning, when a progressive nonprofit began painting a house directly across the street from Westboro's compound in the bright, bold colors of the rainbow flag.

Six months ago, Planting Peace, a nonprofit historically dedicated to environmental conservation, bought the house at 1200 S.W. Orleans St. in Topeka, Kan., directly across the street from the series of homes owned by Westboro members and the church itself, known as the Westboro "compound."

"I feel the Westboro Baptist Church is the poster child… that's pushing inequality," Planting Peace founder Aaron Jackson told The Advocate. "So I thought the best place to start was to counter the Westboro Baptist Church's message."

Jackson has been living in the house for the past month and a half, with the intent to turn it into The Equality House, a drop-in center that will support a variety of LGBT and antibullying efforts. Before that can happen, though, Jackson says he and his colleagues at Planting Peace want to raise $1 million to support existing equality and antibullying programs. Planting Peace has launched a CrowdRise page to support that goal, where the team has already raised more than $10,000. Find more photos of the house and information about the cause right here.

still laughing.....just awesome :)
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87565 Mar 20, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Hmmm... Well I'll be darned. Now it posts??
Such are the mysteries of Topix-land I guess.
Later folks.
it hasent let me post in two days..... it look like it does on my pc... but when ever i leave the page completly and come back my post is not there...... one was about diy laundry soap... guess the thought of only spending a penny per load offends topix lmao.
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87566 Mar 20, 2013
Oglala wrote:
<quoted text>
@Nope: I'm so sorry for your loss. It's like a member of the family died.
@Ancient Wolf: That's too bad about your rental property.But I can tell you this. Cats are neither destructive nor dirty. I have several in my house and there is NO cat odor at all. What you had was irresponsible tenants and irresponsible pet owners. Cats do not want to go into a filthy litter box, much the same as you would not want to go into a dirty bathroom. Well, you have the option of going into another stall, and if that did not please you, you could drive to the next rest stop to find a cleaner spot. Cats do not have those options. It is the owners' responsibility to keep the boxes CLEAM. With the new clumping litter, there is no excuse. Sorry for getting on my soapbox, I just feel sorry for the bad raps the cats get when lazy owners don't do what is necessary.
i know this is from Monday but was back reading and would just like to say i soooo agree! would also like to add that dirty ill maintained litter boxes breed intestinal parasites that can be passed on to humans and other cats and both can develop severe respiratory problems from the ammonia levels in the air if the box is not maintained. in my line of work i see and hear a lot of excuses (and i guess i sort of sympathize with some... you never really know about others situations) but honestly it really bugs me. last summer even though i was down almost a month when i hurt my knee i hopped to the computer chair every day so i could roll on back and scoop the litter...... my cats are vocal and used to being pampered and not above staging a mutiny. they wont stand for a dirty box a all.....they circle my feet every morning till all the bowls are full and the box is clean.
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87567 Mar 20, 2013
Arthur Dent wrote:
This thread is so surreal. Like the man who rules the world in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy talking randomly. It's like there is some hidden message in all this. Kinda freaks me out.
once you accept the four elephants and the turtle......every thing else makes sense, nothing hidden about it

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87568 Mar 20, 2013
betty wrote:
<quoted text>
it hasent let me post in two days..... it look like it does on my pc... but when ever i leave the page completly and come back my post is not there...... one was about diy laundry soap... guess the thought of only spending a penny per load offends topix lmao.
I don't get it, Betty. Sometimes this site seems to take on a life of it's own and some of the very things that should be zapped get to stay, while honestly benign comments get the ax for some reason. I'd have liked to have seen your comment on the DIY laundry soap. Could you maybe try to repost it? I really enjoy reading those DIY articles and such.
:(

Great reading about that Westboro Church, by the way. About time someone hit them where it would hurt, LOL. There it will be, right in their homophobic eyeballs every time they exit that place. Excellent move, hehe!! Check, MATE! I LOVE IT!! Keep us updated on the happenings at the new place that's fighting back if you would.

(I'm a bit concerned that we may soon read of The Equality House being burned to the ground eventually though. Or even something worse happening to them because of those people at Westboro. I pray I'm wrong, but I can already see it happening in my minds eye).

I'm headed to bed now, so you have a great night! Rest well.

_-_Nope_-_
Peace, out.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87569 Mar 20, 2013
By the way, I just cross posted with your litter box comment. My cat gets extremely vocal if there is a leftover 'cat cookie' in his litter box, even if it landed overnight and I'm just getting up. It is what it is.

I'd rather him let me know though because the litter box is in the back bedroom and I don't want my dogs eating cat turds.
(Okay, come on now. I hear cyber chuckles in the background... But we all know that they do it, hehe)..

You're right about the disease, the parasites, etc. I'd MUCH rather him be the way he is. I appreciate his neediness in that aspect, LOL!!!

Good night, lol.
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87570 Mar 20, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't get it, Betty. Sometimes this site seems to take on a life of it's own and some of the very things that should be zapped get to stay, while honestly benign comments get the ax for some reason. I'd have liked to have seen your comment on the DIY laundry soap. Could you maybe try to repost it? I really enjoy reading those DIY articles and such.
:(
Great reading about that Westboro Church, by the way. About time someone hit them where it would hurt, LOL. There it will be, right in their homophobic eyeballs every time they exit that place. Excellent move, hehe!! Check, MATE! I LOVE IT!! Keep us updated on the happenings at the new place that's fighting back if you would.
(I'm a bit concerned that we may soon read of The Equality House being burned to the ground eventually though. Or even something worse happening to them because of those people at Westboro. I pray I'm wrong, but I can already see it happening in my minds eye).
I'm headed to bed now, so you have a great night! Rest well.
_-_Nope_-_
Peace, out.
lol...... the diy laundry soap post was mainly a cautionary about how you should not let it come to a boil while cooking the soap (is you have ever been heating milk and its come to a boil too fast ...you get the picture i am sure...wish i could say this this was the first or even second time i have done this) well the kitchen floor is sparkly clean now :) and the reason im up at this insane hour. thank god i dont work on Thursdays and the munchkins all have prior engagements so no baby sitting either..... with any luck when i do hit the pillow i wont surface till noon. i will post the recipe for the soap and softner then im off to bed as well.

p.s. sorry to hear about your critters passing :( i am notorious for banning he use of a deceased pets name in my house for about six months so i just dont have to think about it and then getting one that looks just like them as a new addition. we all deal in different ways i guess. i get the whole "he who must not be named" complex from my step dad i think. his poor little wiener dog, named Dumas walker (lol rednecks), was hit by a car leaving their driveway about a month ago. every time someone comes over and mentions the dog he goes out and chops wood till they leave. my mom tried talking him into getting another one and he will have none of it tho... says he is never getting another dog till he knows that he is so old that he will out live it. but i think getting another pet is a great way to honor the memory of one thats passed on. i know its an old saying but this is true " you can't change the world for every animal, but for your animal, the world changes forever. " im sure your new pet won the lottery the day they met you.

have a good sleep and god bless
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87571 Mar 20, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
By the way, I just cross posted with your litter box comment. My cat gets extremely vocal if there is a leftover 'cat cookie' in his litter box, even if it landed overnight and I'm just getting up. It is what it is.
I'd rather him let me know though because the litter box is in the back bedroom and I don't want my dogs eating cat turds.
(Okay, come on now. I hear cyber chuckles in the background... But we all know that they do it, hehe)..
You're right about the disease, the parasites, etc. I'd MUCH rather him be the way he is. I appreciate his neediness in that aspect, LOL!!!
Good night, lol.
we gave the cats a walkin closet and put up a baby gate to keep poodle and munchkins out..... they would probably prefer not to have to jump in and out but they like the privacy... joe poodle is pretty admit that poop eating habits will not be broken so this was really the only option.
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87573 Mar 21, 2013
now for the fabric softener

it really depends on what container used that decides how much you need of the ingredients.
my fabric softener container is a 164 ounce container that produces about 170 loads worth of softener.

so this is my recipe:

3 containers of cheap hair conditioner ( i get 3 11.5 ounce cheap vo5 bottles for a buck a piece)
but you can use what ever kind you like i just like the vo5 because when you combine the blackberry conditioner with the Shea cashmere conditioner it smells really close to the orchid allure downy i had used for years...

3 cups of white distilled vinegar ( this is your anti static)

really really hot water

mix together in your container and let sit at least two days.... it will be thin and reek of vinegar the first you make it but after a couple days the vinegar smell disappears and it thickens to a softener consistency.

you can also get blander smelling conditioner and just add some fragrance oil like with the soap so the scents match.

the main thing i have noticed with this is again, my skin don't itch as much.... a lot of store softeners i have known they break me out but there are all kinds of conditioners that give me no problems at all.

and i think this stuff results in softer linens than with the store brands.
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87574 Mar 21, 2013
well on that note... good night all :)
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#87575 Mar 21, 2013
@Nope, Betty, and Oglala... after reading about maintaining cats, I am more convinced than ever that the best place for a cat is outdoors. LOL
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#87576 Mar 21, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@Nope, Betty, and Oglala... after reading about maintaining cats, I am more convinced than ever that the best place for a cat is outdoors. LOL
lol.... i would suggest a big monster barn cat but i think your chickens would not like that very much. they are a pain and sometimes i wonder why in the world i allowed myself to take on as many as i did.... but i never have mice :) thats prolly really the only plus to having them.... other than that little rainbow, they are quite cantankerous.

i have one that pees in hubby's shoes when she is mad at him and another who likes to come up and chew on the paper im reading, and another who will knock your drink right off the table in a very purposeful manner. im allergic to all of them and live on claritan and zertec most of the time. one Tries to control he litter box and keep the others out and another does the same with the food. they habitually gang up on the poodle so we cant leave them alone for more than a few hours. when we go out of town i pay my niece to come stay and keep the peace because im afraid if we just left for the weekend e would come back to a pile of twigs and junk metal. they are beggers and moochers...... i haven't gone number two without being stared at for almost a decade... and every piece of furniture i have ever owned gets scratched to pieces..... i run around with a spray bottle constantly chasing them down off counters and kitchen table..... and i have often contemplated tossing a couple out the front door..... but they do make good foot warmers.

so warm feet and the absense of rodents from my general area vs. total destruction of all my personal possesions.....

yeh.... i would stick with dogs after talking to me too..lol

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Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#87578 Mar 21, 2013
Wow, it's cold!
Good Morning

Owensboro, KY

#87580 Mar 21, 2013
Just dropping in to ask you birders about attracting pileated woodpeckers. First off, do I even want to go there? Are they even desirable? Second, exactly what type of feeder and food do I use for them? Thanks for any input !
Btw, the laundry soap and fabric softener is interesting . Im going to give that some thought. Maybe that's what our Amish neighbors use? Their laundry soap does leave a different scent on their clothes, but as you said, essential oils would help that! Hmmmm, maybe.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#87583 Mar 21, 2013
There just was a squirrel that scared me half to death. I heard something on the side porch, and thought "who can that be?" I walked to the blinds and looked out, and there was a squirrel sitting ont he AC unit looking at me. Scared him. Scared me! lol!

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87585 Mar 21, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@Nope, Betty, and Oglala... after reading about maintaining cats, I am more convinced than ever that the best place for a cat is outdoors. LOL
My cat came with the house, so to speak. Funny thing is, I didn't even want another cat! I'd had a few in the past and did't like having to worry about them being outdoors to be run over, attacked, end up missing for whatever reason, etc.. Odder still is that this cat used to BE an outdoors only cat. Poor thing was probably dumped. It happens a lot out here where I live. And thankfully I discovered eventually that he'd already been neutered.

But he adopted me, it wasn't the other way around. As family members and friends came to visit, he eventually became more and more tame. But then I found myself falling in love with the little bugger and his odd quirks. He'd always be waiting outside for me and my coffee mug every morning. Plus the dogs really liked him for some odd reason. That was strange enough in itself.

Now he rarely ever wants to go outside since I broke down and started letting him in a few years back during a particularly bad snow storm. I felt so bad about him being outside, even though he really didn't seem to mind it out there. So it's MY OWN FAULT that he's a lazy, purring, fat and happy couch 'tater now.
:)

He's done a good job though, catching more than one field mouse in the house during the last few years. And for that, he has more than earned his keep. Litter, vet and food costs per year aren't all that bad on me. I just budget for my critters and use critter food coupons like a mad woman, LOL.

It is what it is. I'm just a critter magnet. God blesses me with little hearts to care for. That's how I look at it, He simply provides. I'd not have it any other way.
<3

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87586 Mar 21, 2013
Another oddity that I forgot to add: He's not been declawed, yet he has never scratched or clawed at any of my furniture. He's a really good little kid!
Tom

Duluth, GA

#87587 Mar 21, 2013
They get old and die

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