“ain't she sweet?”

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#21106 Jan 3, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>The pet rocks were later in pop culture.
And little square boxes with Mexican jumping beans that never stopped popping.

“Standin' In A”

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#21107 Jan 3, 2013
"At age 39, Alois assumed the surname "Hitler", also spelled as "Hiedler", "Hüttler", or "Huettler". The origin of the name is either "one who lives in a hut" (Standard German Hütte), "shepherd" (Standard German hüten "to guard", English "heed"), or is from the Slavic words Hidlar and Hidlarcek.[8]"

lol-'One who lives in a hut and likes sheep.'

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#21108 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>No one has ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American Public. So said HL Menkin :)
Chia pets!

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#21109 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I really feel sorry for the Hawaiians. Nearly all the jobs are in the service industry and they don't pay much. Things are very expensive there. Then to make matters worse the locals speak pigeon which makes it harder for them to get a good job. Much like Ebonics
Been to Maui twice. I imagine the industry for employment depends in the island. Sad that years ago one of the key exports -- G&H/H&G sugar -- left Maui.

Expensive ?!? Oh god yes! Can't imagine any other US state with a higher cost if living except maybe Alaska.

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#21110 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I agree completely. The words have total different meaning here. Your conservatives are Socialist who just think they can do it better. Your politics are very confusing to us
Socialism isn't necessarily all bad.....IMHO.

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#21111 Jan 3, 2013
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>I wasn't insulted.
My cousin on my Dad's side did a search back when roots was popular. Interesting things she found, but my last name only went back to a French-Canadian trapper that didn't know how to read and write, so when he came across the border, they wrote the name with a, most likely, completely wrong spelling.
The hospitality jobs are not usually very good. Are you fishing for my occupation? LOL
Denny showed a good understanding of the job situation for locals here and hit the nail on the head in a concise way. Although, if I said that to some locals, they would probably call me a f#@*ing HAOLE!lol
I wasn't fishing Fish. At some point I recall bits and pieces of things you mentioned and truth be told, I forgot which island you live on. I've only ever been to Maui and my observation (however correct or incorrect) was that since the sugar company left, most jobs appeared to be in the tourist/hospitality industry there.

God certainly was pleased when he created Maui. Most beautiful place on earth. I want to be cremated at have my ashes spread off of Kaanapali beach. Seriously.

If you & the Mrs have loved there 30 years, obviously you didn't get island fever!

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#21112 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....

Really appreciated your good wishes.
They are amazing creatures aren't they?! So glad she can be treated....and may even enjoy some tuna wrapped around that medicine tablet :-)

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#21113 Jan 3, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
I just can't wrap my head around Tom Cruise. Small man attempting to show how tough he is!
Mimi Rodgers already said he couldn't cut it!
Stick to Mission Impossible.

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#21114 Jan 3, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
DW, have you been following the North American thread of a Spring luncheon?
We were attempting to figure your geographical location.
Perhaps Denny would come up from TX and I don't know if Franko is permitted to cross the border yet......there was that recent incident on Boxing Day.
;-) ;-)

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#21115 Jan 3, 2013
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>"Austrian" does kind of ring a bell, she might have said I'm probably part Austrian.
Which rings another bell-'Hitler'...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler

"...Austrian born..."

What if I'm related to Hitler? lol
Nah, more like Captain Von Trapp...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Sent from my iPhone

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#21116 Jan 3, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps Denny would come up from TX and I don't know if Franko is permitted to cross the border yet......there was that recent incident on Boxing Day.
;-) ;-)
You have a certain wit that after a few adult beverages you would be a riot!
Rock on!

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#21117 Jan 3, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>You have a certain wit that after a few adult beverages you would be a riot!
Rock on!
Ditto that, except I'm not a drinker.....although I've been known to enjoy a Mojito at the Cheesecake Factory!

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#21118 Jan 3, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah, more like Captain Von Trapp...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sent from my iPhone
Thanks for the nice thought.
The link didn't work, so I looked him up.
The Von Trapps were from Austria.
Did see some pictures of Austrians that looked like my Grandma. She was not religious at all, and it looked like there were quite a few atheist Austrians.
Does this ancestry topic interest you?
Maybe some day they will be able to tell through DNA exactly our backgrounds. Apparently memory and stories don't work too good.

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#21119 Jan 3, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>Ditto that, except I'm not a drinker.....although I've been known to enjoy a Mojito at the Cheesecake Factory!
No issue. I enjoy your sense of humor!

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#21120 Jan 3, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Good night Grace .... battle back that cold and be well!
Am trying just that ..
my head is throbbing,
has me up so early,
least it's not the dangerous WINTER BUG,
thankful for small mercies..

Bless you & yours, in 2013:

I know you like these little additions>

"Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow."

[Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening]

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#21121 Jan 3, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right to go as the mood takes you,
I LOVED ~Austria with a passion..
here is where I was "Fuschl am See"
in the state of Salzburg..
It was VERY BEAUTIFUL
https://www.google.ie/search...
mind you, reminded me a lot of WICKLOW in my own country,
so lovely it is called> 'The Garden of Ireland'
https://www.google.ie/search...
I saw great similarities between the two,
except for the snow(:
Was wondering if the links above came through ok??

thanks.

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#21122 Jan 4, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>That is why the south is now Republican. At one time there were two wings to the Democrat party. They had very conservative Dems and liberal ones. The very Liberal now control the party. These are the radicals of the 60s. To me the heart of Socialism is the redistribution of wealth more than out right ownership but that sure didn't stop Obama from the take over of General motors. I am curious about what is thought generally in the UK is about what started the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya? What does the man on the street think?
Not sure the man in the street thinks very much about it - it wasn't big news over here as it was in the States, although it was covered. Difficult one - as usual religious extremists got the wrong target imo, which is often the case. It was unfortunate there weren't US Marines in any number there - guess the State Department assessed it as a low risk embassy - they were wrong, mistakes do get made. Given the propensity of the hard-core Muslim extremist element to use techniques like suicide bombs, not sure their presence would have prevented it - look at the 1983 attack on the Marine base in Beirut by Hezbollah. I think it's unfair to blame Reagan for that one, just as blaming Obama for this one isn't right. Decisions about manning levels are taken down the chain of command.

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Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#21123 Jan 4, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
We are in danger of creating the nanny state - but we are also following the US in the overweight stakes, so it's a difficult one to call. Obesity is now starting to cost the health service dearly (diabetes, heart problems, circulatory problems etc). The Liberal Democrats have always had an element of the party that is faddist - normally shows itself most prominently at the annual party conference. However, as I read it, they are only talking about those who are grossly overweight and ignore the medical advice from their doctors about what to do to combat it. Part of me sympathises with the idea, part of me is fed up with the state telling us how to live our lives.
True. There is a lot to be said for the Liberal Democrats in
actual fact, and this is a problem costing the NHS dearly, when
perhaps patients with severe conditions through no fault of their
own, are denied the life-saving drugs due to the cost.
I hate to admit to it but it seems somebody HAS to tell us how to
live our lives, if we haven't the common sense to work it out
for ourselves.
We read of people who have worked all their lives, and at the end of the
day are affected by, let's say' cancer, and are refused the necessary drugs if they live beyond the post code (zip) where the drugs are allowed.
Consequently I applaud the NHS for refusing on occasions, to grant heart surgery to smokers, and/or people who are obese. It is self-inflicted after all and quite pointless if they carry on in that vein.

“Scotland The Brave”

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Manchester, UK

#21124 Jan 4, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Was wondering if the links above came through ok??
thanks.
Well chosen links Grace, and thank you for sharing those here.
I'm sure everyone enjoyed seeing them as much as I.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Wicklow Mountains a few years
ago, we took a bus and the journey there was delightful in it's own
way..I remember passing BONO'S house, with those incredible gates...
once there, it was certainly beautiful and well worth the visit.

Hope this finds you feeling much better this morning.

9000

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Manchester, UK

#21125 Jan 4, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
I just can't wrap my head around Tom Cruise. Small man attempting to show how tough he is!
Mimi Rodgers already said he couldn't cut it!
The toughest boxers are the fly-weights, light-weights etc.

But I agree with you, how egotistical to cast yourself as a
6ft 5ins man when 5ft 8ins. I did say I would reserve judgement
until I had seen the film, but being a realist.........

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