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Phil Lobotomist

Huntington, NY

#490 Apr 24, 2013
If you drink lots of alcohol before a blood test, it doesn't matter how many times they stab your arm with the needle because you won't feel it.

“I looked, and behold,”

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Since: Aug 08

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#491 Apr 24, 2013
Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York. The first guy to tea bag a chick was Heywood Jabloughme in 1934.

(Okay I made the last one up)

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#492 Apr 24, 2013
... honey never spoils ...
The Paisan

Huntington, NY

#493 Apr 25, 2013
Actually, I did know that.

“I looked, and behold,”

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#494 Apr 25, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
... honey never spoils ...
It also has anti-microbial properties.

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

USA

#495 Apr 25, 2013
Texas Facts,

The term ( Maverick) is derived from the name Samuel A. Maverick ( 1803-1870) an early Texas Lawyer and Pioneer.

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#496 Apr 25, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
... honey never spoils ...
and if you eat local honey from bees that live in your area, the nectar created by the flowers that they draw from has pollen grains in it that are local to your area...taking a spoonful of this about one month before spring starts is almost like a natural form of homeopathy in which you're being exposed to tiny amounts of the allergen which helps you become resistant to it...
...I have read that "local" means with in 20 miles, within 40 miles, within 100 miles so who knows...my daddy use to have bee hives & harvested it...now THAT was good stuff!!!

***BUT honey is NOT recommended for children less than 1 year of age because of the chance of contacting botulism poisoning...
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#497 Apr 25, 2013
just_ola wrote:
<quoted text>
and if you eat local honey from bees that live in your area, the nectar created by the flowers that they draw from has pollen grains in it that are local to your area...taking a spoonful of this about one month before spring starts is almost like a natural form of homeopathy in which you're being exposed to tiny amounts of the allergen which helps you become resistant to it...
...I have read that "local" means with in 20 miles, within 40 miles, within 100 miles so who knows...my daddy use to have bee hives & harvested it...now THAT was good stuff!!!
***BUT honey is NOT recommended for children less than 1 year of age because of the chance of contacting botulism poisoning...
I've heard this and my neighbor is a bee farmer, lucky me. I'm assuming it's working, we don't have allergies.
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#498 Apr 25, 2013
He's literally about 1 mile down the road from me.
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#499 Apr 25, 2013
Did you know that my children are smarter than me and my husband and yours are probably smarter than you too? Just ask them, they'll tell you.
:)))
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#500 Apr 25, 2013
Native American Men are the only men that never go Bald.
It's a proven fact.
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#501 Apr 25, 2013
Did you know you can just about say anything on here and there will be someone out there who believes you?
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#502 Apr 25, 2013
Thousands of years before modern dentistry came along, it was discovered that beeswax was used to fill cavities.

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#503 Apr 25, 2013
Nursingmommys5 wrote:
Native American Men are the only men that never go Bald.
It's a proven fact.
... scalped ...

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#504 Apr 25, 2013
... they used honey to preserve the mummies and the daddies ...

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#505 Apr 26, 2013
Did you know that a blood test cost over $500.
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Since: Feb 13

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#506 May 2, 2013
Big Time:
You know He lied about all of it. There was no Kunta Kinte. The whole thing was fiction which was designed to make America look as guilty and as horrible as possible - partially, I suspect, because Haley knew that a guilty and horrible America would sell.

After publication, the fraud was proven from three separate directions:

1. The author of "The African" settled a lawsuit with Haley before the verdict was rendered. Court testimony clearly showed that Haley plagiarized and rewrote large sections of "The African" inside the text of "Roots". The judge, who did not want to see such a public icon and hero destroyed, strongly urged Haley to settle the lawsuit before a verdict was rendered.
2. Genealogical researchers discovered Haley's fraud.
3. After Haley's death, a researcher going through Haley's papers discovered the fraud.

Tallyho:
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very clear from here
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Scam, fraud: Alex Haley lied about "Roots"

He lied about all of it. There was no Kunta Kinte. The whole thing was fiction which was designed to make America look as guilty and as horrible as possible - partially, I suspect, because Haley knew that a guilty and horrible America would sell.

After publication, the fraud was proven from three separate directions:

1. The author of "The African" settled a lawsuit with Haley before the verdict was rendered. Court testimony clearly showed that Haley plagiarized and rewrote large sections of "The African" inside the text of "Roots". The judge, who did not want to see such a public icon and hero destroyed, strongly urged Haley to settle the lawsuit before a verdict was rendered.
2. Genealogical researchers discovered Haley's fraud.
3. After Haley's death, a researcher going through Haley's papers discovered the fraud.

The truth of Haley's fraud got out from these persons to a media which uniformly minimized and played down Haley's fraud.

Jack Cashill examines the details. Excerpt:

"There was no Kunta Kinte," says Nobile bluntly.

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooops

WOW, that was informative!! Thanks.
For a second I almost missed it cause I thought you guys were going to start making fun of Africa Shadows... LOL What I would have missed.

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#507 May 2, 2013
nothing but a poster who cries copy/paste and yells plagiarism

“So it's not you, It's them?”

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#508 May 2, 2013
Did You Know...?

African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words.

I'm fairly sure I know some people who certainly use over 200 words, if they know that many!

“So it's not you, It's them?”

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#509 May 2, 2013
<who certainly don't use>

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