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“ain't she sweet?”

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#20991 Jan 2, 2013
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>on the Chines Zodiac, Quinny! What would I be ... how do you measure it or how do you come up with it ... by year you were born, by month, how?... I'm a Pisces ... and I'm old, LOL ...
....all based on the year you were born

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20992 Jan 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>they changed the tax system here about 15 years ago to something called GST ... it replaced a system called Federal Sales tax ... the old system collected taxes at the point of sale from manufacturer to wholesaler or retailer ... it involved about 1 million businesses ....

The tax was built into the end price to the consumer.

The GST is charged on every transaction done to the end user ... it took an extra 5000 employees to process the paperwork.

It collects the same money, just at a different stage in the cycle ...

ALso, when the GST came in, they did not reduce the price of the product and collect the tax on top, with the end result being the same price to the consumer . It created INSTANT 6% inflation across the country!!!!

It made NO sense to switch.
Politicians: some have good ideas, maybe even good intention, but it almost always ends up poorly executed.

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

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#20993 Jan 2, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
well depending on how long i live, i "may" be at least middle age. can a person even live that long??? lol
:)
I did...:)

It's funny you should think like that though PFfff...I remember
many years ago when starting a new positon in a company, I was
hired as the firm's book-keeper, large engineering firm, I was 26
and the boss was discussing pensions ...I tried looking interested
but thought, that is a hundred years away.....

But it wasn't..it's gone by...

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20994 Jan 2, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>lol - u sound like my daughter, i use to read a lot but lately just cant seem to get interested in anything. but i gotta get back into it, my husband keeps complaining that i watch HGTV too much now, which isnt a good thing for him, gives me to many ideas. lol
:)
Always been an avid reader. Lived taken the train to work - 45 minutes & a book - finding the time us what's harder now since its a long drive to work. Kindles and audio books don't quite do it for me.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20995 Jan 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>It would be a wonderful opportunity for me to visit places I missed the first time...Chicago was always on my wish list as I mentioned to you..
plus, meeting folk here I chat to on an almost daily basis,
but...lots of little 'charges' dependent upon me, no way can I take
time out, some are old now...they don't care for strangers..some were
badly treated before I got to them...

But, wonderful idea Quincy, and good luck with it, bear in mind, I want
group photos if you all meet up....:)
I kind of also figured long and expensive travels for those of you across the pond might prohibit a meeting, but geographically speaking, Boomer & Brighteyes, Deer Whisperer, and I are all in close proximity.

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#20996 Jan 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I did...:)
It's funny you should think like that though PFfff...I remember
many years ago when starting a new positon in a company, I was
hired as the firm's book-keeper, large engineering firm, I was 26
and the boss was discussing pensions ...I tried looking interested
but thought, that is a hundred years away.....
But it wasn't..it's gone by...
http://youtu.be/yGEe_zpddNI

;)

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Since: Jun 06

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#20997 Jan 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I kind of also figured long and expensive travels for those of you across the pond might prohibit a meeting, but geographically speaking, Boomer & Brighteyes, Deer Whisperer, and I are all in close proximity.
I could have surmounted that, but like I said, my animals are
my first concern. Plus the fact that I am a care-giver, or
carer as it is termed here.
The reason I sort of stick to the one thread...time is the enemy.
Tomorrow I will be taking MillyMolly to the Vets.....she needs
her claws clipping and a diagnosis on why she is hovering permanently
over her drinking water. Hoping it isn't the obvious.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20998 Jan 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Always been an avid reader. Lived taken the train to work - 45 minutes & a book - finding the time us what's harder now since its a long drive to work. Kindles and audio books don't quite do it for me.
Let me recommend Lee Child. His first book in a long series is The Killing Floor. His character is Jack Reacher :)

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#20999 Jan 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I could have surmounted that, but like I said, my animals are
my first concern. Plus the fact that I am a care-giver, or
carer as it is termed here.
The reason I sort of stick to the one thread...time is the enemy.
Tomorrow I will be taking MillyMolly to the Vets.....she needs
her claws clipping and a diagnosis on why she is hovering permanently
over her drinking water. Hoping it isn't the obvious.
Good morning/afternoon to all!
Lady El, did you know that our beloved pets can develop diabetes!? Drinking or hovering over the water bowl is a clue. You may want to check on the web. Hope all is well with your pet.
Peace.

“Hey, Sarge!”

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Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21000 Jan 2, 2013
Quinn, maybe we should bump travel time to 90 minutes! We are good to go.
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are all in reach.
More planning...
Maybe a weekend jaunt.
Enjoy your day.

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

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#21001 Jan 2, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning/afternoon to all!
Lady El, did you know that our beloved pets can develop diabetes!? Drinking or hovering over the water bowl is a clue. You may want to check on the web. Hope all is well with your pet.
Peace.
I lost a dog to that :(

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#21002 Jan 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I could have surmounted that, but like I said, my animals are
my first concern. Plus the fact that I am a care-giver, or
carer as it is termed here.
The reason I sort of stick to the one thread...time is the enemy.
Tomorrow I will be taking MillyMolly to the Vets.....she needs
her claws clipping and a diagnosis on why she is hovering permanently
over her drinking water. Hoping it isn't the obvious.
Hoping that MillyMolly will be okay. Good luck tomorrow!

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#21003 Jan 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I could have surmounted that, but like I said, my animals are
my first concern. Plus the fact that I am a care-giver, or
carer as it is termed here.
The reason I sort of stick to the one thread...time is the enemy.
Tomorrow I will be taking MillyMolly to the Vets.....she needs
her claws clipping and a diagnosis on why she is hovering permanently
over her drinking water. Hoping it isn't the obvious.
Has she lost weight? Overly lethargic? I understand the same symptoms if diabetes in human are also for felines. Going out all the time or to her box?

I think like people sometimes they just feel like drinking a lot......or in the case of my older dog, not eating breakfast all the time.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#21004 Jan 2, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Let me recommend Lee Child. His first book in a long series is The Killing Floor. His character is Jack Reacher :)
I will check it out thank you. When you recommended the movie, I didn't know if Jack was a real person or character so I googled. Looks interesting. ;)

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

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#21005 Jan 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I will check it out thank you. When you recommended the movie, I didn't know if Jack was a real person or character so I googled. Looks interesting. ;)
All us Jack Reacher fans couldn't believe Tom Cruise was playing the part. Reacher is 6'5" and about 240 pounds. If you see the movie you will want to read all the books :)

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#21006 Jan 2, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
http://youtu.be/yGEe_zpddNI
;)
lol. Perfect...I love Rod and that has given me a boost...bless you
for that....:)

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#21007 Jan 2, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning/afternoon to all!
Lady El, did you know that our beloved pets can develop diabetes!? Drinking or hovering over the water bowl is a clue. You may want to check on the web. Hope all is well with your pet.
Peace.
Never ocurred to me that it could be diabetes Boomer...am grateful
to you for mentioning it as I found a very helpful site which
advises on diet and the fact that it is treatable, not jumping
the gun here (pun!) but I will give her less carbs although she
does have quite a lot of protein already so no huge changes in
diet..
The Vet is very good and no doubt will do a blood test tomorrow...
Thanks for your concern..:)

“Hey, Sarge!”

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Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21008 Jan 2, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>All us Jack Reacher fans couldn't believe Tom Cruise was playing the part. Reacher is 6'5" and about 240 pounds. If you see the movie you will want to read all the books :)
I read one of the Reacher series some years ago. Right on! I pictured him as a stone jawed NFL lineman. Cruise is too short and really doesn't have the machismo like wrestlers turned actors.

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#21009 Jan 2, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hoping that MillyMolly will be okay. Good luck tomorrow!
Thank you Brighteyes...she is a little semi-feral who was
abandoned by her mother under our garden shed, oh, 10 years or so
ago...she is a house cat now..tiny little thing. Diagnosis is half
the battle, so we will take one step at a time. The Vet has all
the patience in the world, helps to have a good Vet.

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

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#21010 Jan 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Has she lost weight? Overly lethargic? I understand the same symptoms if diabetes in human are also for felines. Going out all the time or to her box?
I think like people sometimes they just feel like drinking a lot......or in the case of my older dog, not eating breakfast all the time.
She has...looks healthy but light as a feather and very lethargic.
Not going to her box often...nor drinking much, just hovering.....
She is always ready for her food, hearty appetite.
Worrying when your older dog refuses his food...

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