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Rowlett Tx

#21675 Jan 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Thank you :)
There is whole controversy and debate within the deaf community whether to implant or not; assimilate or not. The thing for me and folks like me, I am not 'of the deaf world/community' and sometimes it's hard to fit into the hearing community. We took a sign language class before my surgery but no one else in my circle signs. The issue will always be your ability to communicate with me if my processor goes out.
My grand kids can sign :)I have had a little contact with the deaf community. Once they trust you they are good about bringing their other deaf friends to do business with you.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21676 Jan 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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You just need to reduce the carbs not eliminate them. And too much protein is not good for your heart/kidneys.
As a diabetic I have bee listening to this schpiel for 14 years ----- South Beach diet as my doc recommended. Up the good fats and good carbs & decrease the bad fats and bad carbs.
I try not to eat any carbs but you just can't do that. I had lost 65 pounds a few years back and I have put on 20 which I need to take back off

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21677 Jan 13, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>There are all kinds of conservatives. I am a libertarian so I don't care what people do as long as no one is hurt by it. I don't care who people have sex with but I don't think gays have the right to change the very definition of marriage. I think gays should have all the rights anyone has and they do. We probably still have a lot of the same sort of laws and covenants on the books but they aren't enforceable. I have always thought it was funny about the stereotype of the south being racist. Like ML King said no one ever threw a brick at me until I went to Chicago :)
Who defines marriage? Who defines family? Why shouldn't same sex spouses have the same rights as opposite sex spouses? Illinois may sanction civil unions but the federal Defense of Marriage Act prevents same sex spouses from having ER access to their loved ones and host of other things you and your wife take fir granted. Why?

Seriously. Why? It's not special rights. Special 'rights' are designated parking spaces for pregnant women. If the church does not want to officiate so be it, but legally it is still a marriage and should enjoy the same things as any other married couple.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

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#21678 Jan 13, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I try not to eat any carbs but you just can't do that. I had lost 65 pounds a few years back and I have put on 20 which I need to take back off
Some veggies have carbs; due cut oatmeal has good carbs; whole grains do too.(Do as I say not as I do):)

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21679 Jan 13, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>There are all kinds of conservatives. I am a libertarian so I don't care what people do as long as no one is hurt by it. I don't care who people have sex with but I don't think gays have the right to change the very definition of marriage. I think gays should have all the rights anyone has and they do. We probably still have a lot of the same sort of laws and covenants on the books but they aren't enforceable. I have always thought it was funny about the stereotype of the south being racist. Like ML King said no one ever threw a brick at me until I went to Chicago :)
However, don't compare civil rights to gay rights! Everyone can see you are black; not everyone can see you are gay!

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#21680 Jan 13, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
You know Cuz, I thought those words were familiar! This time I
viewed the video on YouTube, it made more of an impact, but I am
annoyed with myself for forgetting this past conversation!...(:
Dearest Cuz, it was assuredly long ago (3 years in Topix time is a very long time indeed!). And emphasizes that I'm been visiting your Kitchen since likely before Feb.'10, a significant piece of my time on Offbeat that goes back to Autumn '08.

"Time flies" :)

Are you in contact with Steve U.K.? He may have given a holiday greeting but I don't recall that. Hope all is great with him.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21681 Jan 13, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>However, don't compare civil rights to gay rights! Everyone can see you are black; not everyone can see you are gay!
Was I remiss? Is that my fault not Denny's? People in media say gays want special rights. They don't want anything more or less than what the rest of us have....and why shouldn't they have it?

D & I were talking liberal v conservative & I said I'm liberal. Had I been alive at at the time I would fought in the civil rights marches.

Blacks & gays fought and died along side you fighting for the same things you did, why shouldn't they enjoy the same rights you do?

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Since: Nov 09

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#21682 Jan 13, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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I was taught to lay my fork prongs down when finished.....not too many do that.
Be it as an etiquette session in 4-H, or likely in Home Economics class in high school (nowadays it is called something else; back in the day the vast majority of students for "Home Ec" were girls but a smattering of boys would enroll too -- sometimes you just had to fill a scheuling hole when other courses weren't available):

Placement and orientation of utensils when finishing eating were taught. At local diner eateries, I am admittedly slack.

Somewhere in time, I did pick up the European use of fork and knife when cutting/eating. It's certainly more efficient!

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21683 Jan 13, 2013
Boomer -- civil rights encompass the basic the rights that blacks, women, LGBTs and other minorities and PWDs faced throughout American history and still face today in spite of well intended laws.

They are not even "civil rights" they are basic HUMAN rights.

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#21684 Jan 13, 2013
Wildbluerose wrote:
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Hi Lady Eleanor...
Siberian Weather... NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Get out the big fans and send that back where it came from... I am less one recliner now.. My neighbor needed one and so I hauled it out and helped him put it in his trunk.. that's boot to you...hahahaha
;o)
The hide-a-bed is still here but as soon as I can find someone to give it to that sucker is gone.... I can't wait to get my new set.. It's really pretty and it will really add a touch of brightness to the Living room... The colors are a dead match for the rest of the colors in the room...
HILLBILLY WEATHER REPORT!!!
Right now it's really warm.. it's 11:57PM here and it's still 66 degrees out... Most of the rain has moved through and the clouds are rolling by at a pretty good clip...
It's had to believe it's not a night in April.... instead of the second week of January...
I hope that your night was peaceful... Here's hoping that Your day will be a good one and that it will be full of laughter and love...
Sending you and yours all of my best and warmest wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
5900... bet ya a warm dry pair of fuzzy socks...

:o)
Warm pair of dry fuzzy socks are good for me, too! "Icebox" I go towards the teens overnight and high of 20 something Monday. That makes a squishy yard crunchy for awhile.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21685 Jan 13, 2013
Quinn, my point is some things you can and see and others you can't. Black you can see! Homosexuality is a choice. You can't wake up and say today I am black. Two different things regardless and that is what makes rights so divisive!

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21686 Jan 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
Boomer -- civil rights encompass the basic the rights that blacks, women, LGBTs and other minorities and PWDs faced throughout American history and still face today in spite of well intended laws.

They are not even "civil rights" they are basic HUMAN rights.
I will not argue basic human rights. Check out our volunteer element at comfest.com .
I am a firm believer of rights! However, I truly draw the line at gay rights vs. Civil rights that blacks fought so hard for with gays on their coat tails.

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#21687 Jan 13, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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LOL! Ah you see! you must be more subtle,
and send out the right vibes>
'OOO my poor back' etc!(:
Davenport, yeah, I kinda remember that,
they were also known as THE LAZY BOY..
which indeed is a good name for obvious
reasons LOL!!!
Good day to you Cuz L
A vaunted brand name of recliner chair in the US is "Lazy Boy"

Re: 9/11 themed documentaries ---

Have you seen a film titled "9.1.1." or something like that? Two French brothers were originally making a movie about a rookie in the NY Fire Department, but was thrust into the heart of the FD response to the Towers disasters. It was shown on US TV networks at least twice. Riveting: you want to "tune out" on some parts, but you can't.

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#21688 Jan 13, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Flying visit...
'Afternoon Grace...'Morning Quincy, Rose, Denny,
Boomer, Sir Tally...All who visit the kitchen..
SUPER SUNDAY here....
Manchester United v Liverpool FC..and I love them both.
Man U are top of the League currently and hoping to widen the gap. Liverpool are looking for revenge...
Should be a good game.
They are the biggest rivals in football.
Coffee is ready, and I made pancakes...loads for everyone....:)
Ummmm .... pancakes!

Hope the game was as good as you hoped. This weekend's playoff football games were a mixed bag -- 2 close heart-breakers, one blow-out, and this last is still being contested.

Football fatigue "drove" me to visit this evening before the time for viewing Downton Abbey!!

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#21689 Jan 13, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Ah Dern it, D!!!!!
An old remedy that really works [El will remember too,'I imagine']
was ... that was given by M04, I think...for a cough
was
>>
to rub VICK VAPOUR on the soles of the feet before
bed AND put socks on over it..
[the socks on over it seemed an important part of the remedy]
Cuz Grace, placement on feet is ... interesting. For me, it was either on the throat (often with a sock for cover) or on the chest; maybe a bit just under the nostrils.

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Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#21690 Jan 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
Cool fact on Lincoln: the Chicago Symphysis Orchestra did the score.
Alrighty! That is an interesting fact. Thanks for sharing that :)

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Since: Nov 09

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#21691 Jan 13, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
SICKIES on the loose on TOPIX aaaagggghhhh..If they knock on your cyber door.
Throe garlic at them. NOT CHOCOLATE!! Chatty eikm get pizzed.
Oh prayers of strength and courage to those WHO need spiritual help st this time..SERIOUSLY.
Keep The Faith..
Hope you are well CC. Mighty fine at my abode. Whattaya want to chat about?

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Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#21692 Jan 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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I think Indiana is supposed to be pretty conservative too. I find that funny because there are more adult book stores, casinos and strip clubs over the border than are in Illinois.
I am born and raised in Chicago and only moved just outside the city limits when I got married. Mom and my aunts and uncles were quite conservative in their beliefs, democrats in politics, prejudiced to the hilt. When I was in college and a little older she would call me a liberal and think it was an insult.
What has always boggled my mind is prejudice and intolerance. Texas still has sodomy laws on the books doesn't it? Not everyone believes the bible is "The Book". I don't mean that to offend --- my mother was raised in Pre-Vatican II times (don't recall if you're Catholic). The point is simply that I don't see how anyone can think its ok to own people, I don't understand how people can get all hot & bothered over two men or two women wanting to get married or if two people live together and raise a family without getting married. It's no one else's business and it not "special rights" it's fundamental human rights. There are old survey plats from Chicago that specifically say the property cannot be sold to a colored man.
If a black man/woman has the money are you not gonna close the deal and sell them the house?
Those things make no reasonable sense to me. If I were of age during the civil rights movement I would have gone and followed Martin Luther King.
You're assessment of Indiana is pretty much on the mark. Don't forget the horse track (or two) with betting.

Yeah, mostly "red", and Democrats often are of the conservative (and some darned prejudiced) variety; many moderate ones.

My dad was out of a rock-Republican mold with extended family of that stripe. He was moderately a "Roosevelt Democrat", a union man, and when I was a wee lad, JFK was his "hero" president. Dad was pretty prejudiced though. Later, I was aghast at his reaction to when George Wallace got shot. It was more emotional than when JFK was assassinated.

Yeah, that "red-lining" regarding blacks and residency vis-a-vis mortgages was a wide-spread practice in the northern cities.

But, I'll leave this be for now.

I am in the throng with you on human rights/civil rights: they are not "special rights".

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#21693 Jan 13, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>I will not argue basic human rights. Check out our volunteer element at comfest.com .
I am a firm believer of rights! However, I truly draw the line at gay rights vs. Civil rights that blacks fought so hard for with gays on their coat tails.
The civil rights movement actually overlapped with the women's rights movement but it had to take a backseat at the time.

Not arguing the point with you I just think there's too much intolerance in this country and most is rooted in religious moral beliefs that not everyone shares.

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#21694 Jan 13, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>I will not argue basic human rights. Check out our volunteer element at comfest.com .
I am a firm believer of rights! However, I truly draw the line at gay rights vs. Civil rights that blacks fought so hard for with gays on their coat tails.
Thanks for the website. I favorited it on my phone. Look forward to the 2013 schedule.

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