El's Kitchen

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#24042 Mar 13, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Thanks for above post El...
I saw you mention the big traffic build up..
Watched it on SKY NEWS..
dreadful inconvenience.
Wonder if you [or others here]
have any interest in the
election of a new pope!
Its kind of compulsive viewing lol
the intrigue, the pageantry of it all!
With all great respect..
but,
I think its kind of funny watching
how the result is announced!
No fancy Announcement from
a Scarlet clad cleric sporting
a golden rings and chains..
but a puff of smoke from an ole rickety chimney
pipe..
a long way from the grandeur of
the beauteous Sistine Chapel..ha ha!
and
[God forgive me n all that(:
more like something you might see
on a boy scouts weekend!
Well..
I'd give them 100 out of 100 marks for
originality!
I remember in the old western movies how the "INJUNS" communicated by smoke signal ...

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#24043 Mar 13, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>I know what you mean but the
jury has been out on this
'so to speak'
for a long... long ... time.
Juries have convicted the certifiably insane. Look no further than Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#24044 Mar 13, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>that sounds like a nice name ...

BTW .. Ladies and Gents of the realm (to paraphrase Tally). been gone several days, busy busy ... just dropping in to make a few posts and say hi.
Hey there Franko! Hope all is well. Did the Pineapple Express find its way up to you or did it stop in Seattle?

“ain't she sweet?”

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#24045 Mar 13, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I think the list of greivances was quite long.
Always something to complain about, but move half way around the world?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#24046 Mar 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey there Franko! Hope all is well. Did the Pineapple Express find its way up to you or did it stop in Seattle?
we had our share of rain too ... my front yard has a puddle 8 feet across...

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#24047 Mar 13, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Always something to complain about, but move half way around the world?
they were already there ... don't forget the first settlers came in the 1600's, indepedance came in 1776, there were already about 3 million poeple living there by that time. I'm not sure how long before 1776 the movement for independance started though ... I did find an interesting comment in regards to that "The colonies were independent of each other before 1774 as efforts led by Benjamin Franklin to form a colonial union through the Albany Congress of 1754 had failed." Also comments related to taxatoin without representations " seem to date to about 1765.

So winds of discontent were around for at least 2 decades.
Krypteia

Hove, UK

#24048 Mar 14, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>are you aware I was referencing an old Johnny Cash song?
Yes mate a boy named Sue,that's why I said very close to that,lol

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#24049 Mar 14, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Thanks for above post El...
I saw you mention the big traffic build up..
Watched it on SKY NEWS..
dreadful inconvenience.
Wonder if you [or others here]
have any interest in the
election of a new pope!
Its kind of compulsive viewing lol
the intrigue, the pageantry of it all!
With all great respect..
but,
I think its kind of funny watching
how the result is announced!
No fancy Announcement from
a Scarlet clad cleric sporting
a golden rings and chains..
but a puff of smoke from an ole rickety chimney
pipe..
a long way from the grandeur of
the beauteous Sistine Chapel..ha ha!
and
[God forgive me n all that(:
more like something you might see
on a boy scouts weekend!
Well..
I'd give them 100 out of 100 marks for
originality!
'Morning Grace...

does seem a strange way of doing things...a throwback to a 1,000
year old tradition I expect.
I was so glad I to see the introduction ceremony, now that, I thought, was magnificently done, as the commentator said..'the
Catholic Church certainly knows how to do theatre'...

I was really skeptical until I saw the new Pope...I think he will
do the church a great service.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#24050 Mar 14, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
now with me... i really dont care about mothers day, UNTIL one of them forgets the day. lol
its the truth, no call, no nothing.. makes me pretty annoyed. the ungrateful turds! lol - thats how i feel about my birthday too.
i dont Need a gift or anything special, i just need them to recognize the day, afterall i never forget their special day.
usually my D will remember and then call her brother to remind him. lol - hey whatever works..
:)
Bora Da all u good people - have a lovely day.
and Happy Mothers Day to all u beautiful ladies!
<3
Bora Da PFfff....and thankyou for good wishes....had a great day in
fact curled up on sofa after Sunday lunch watching Manchester United v Chelsea...couple of friends came round....

Interesting to know that Mother's Day was reintroduced over here by the American servicemen during WW11....originally it was for
the benefit of servants and housemaids and the like, who were given the Sunday off work to go home and be with their Mothers/children...close to Lent..so the Americans, who in some cases had been welcomed into homes and given the equivalent of motherly love, brought it back as was, the second Sunday in March.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#24051 Mar 14, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Well..
There is, of course, a lot of molding
and shaping of a character in the
early years [as we all know]
but the opposite is also true,
people who are negatively molded,
often turn out to be good well rounded
folks.
I think it takes the addition
of a very *unusual exceptional ingredient*
to produce the likes of HITLER.
who was it said 'give me a child before the age of seven'?
Kipling I believe.

that could get one into deep trouble if said these days...lol

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#24052 Mar 14, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Afternoon El,I did say I was biased,lol...looking forward to Saturday all three rugby games in one hit',superb!,
quickly reorganizing my week...lol

if there is no football on to speak of, then I will hope
to catch the England/Wales game.....bit of a blow that Wales
is minus the Captain tho'

Bore Da!

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#24053 Mar 14, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I remember in the old western movies how the "INJUNS" communicated by smoke signal ...
Whereas when the Romans were here they communicated by flashing beacons on hilltops all over the country. Recently the Olympic flames were placed on hilltops, again, all over the country, but that was a throwback to the Greeks of course.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#24054 Mar 14, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>the question is .. is the lack of any empathy or value of human life considered sane or insane? One can be extremely smart but still have that conditoin.
what I question in that case is how the lawmakers view what to do with someone who has that condition ... in other words, how to deal with them .... given the attrocities they commited, does that absolved them from capital punishment in a state where that punishment is done?
Interesting question Franko...I see on the news this morning that nature has taken a hand, one of the Pol Pot regime has died whilst
on trial for the atrocities he committed.
Then again, Hitler committed suicide thus avoiding capital punishment.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Neston, UK

#24055 Mar 14, 2013
The idea of "warning beacons" carried on through the ages including when the Spanish Armada was approaching the South of England, warning beacons were lit all over the area, the coast, and inland, to warn people of the danger.

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Since: Jun 06

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#24056 Mar 14, 2013
Isambard Kingdom Brunel wrote:
The idea of "warning beacons" carried on through the ages including when the Spanish Armada was approaching the South of England, warning beacons were lit all over the area, the coast, and inland, to warn people of the danger.
Thanks for that IKB...and welcome to the kitchen.

I see you hail from my home town, although some years since
I lived there.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#24057 Mar 14, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>they were already there ... don't forget the first settlers came in the 1600's, indepedance came in 1776, there were already about 3 million poeple living there by that time. I'm not sure how long before 1776 the movement for independance started though ... I did find an interesting comment in regards to that "The colonies were independent of each other before 1774 as efforts led by Benjamin Franklin to form a colonial union through the Albany Congress of 1754 had failed." Also comments related to taxatoin without representations " seem to date to about 1765.
So winds of discontent were around for at least 2 decades.
why most colonies were land grants from the crown to favs

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#24058 Mar 14, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>they were already there ... don't forget the first settlers came in the 1600's, indepedance came in 1776, there were already about 3 million poeple living there by that time. I'm not sure how long before 1776 the movement for independance started though ... I did find an interesting comment in regards to that "The colonies were independent of each other before 1774 as efforts led by Benjamin Franklin to form a colonial union through the Albany Congress of 1754 had failed." Also comments related to taxatoin without representations " seem to date to about 1765.
So winds of discontent were around for at least 2 decades.
Independence came in 1787... when all the independent colonies ratified to unite

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#24059 Mar 14, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting question Franko...I see on the news this morning that nature has taken a hand, one of the Pol Pot regime has died whilst
on trial for the atrocities he committed.
Then again, Hitler committed suicide thus avoiding capital punishment.
Lady El .... there was not such a thing before...
a world court and crimes against humanity until the Nuremberg trials.... it was a test of legality

in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, the world was faced with a challenge-how to seek justice for an almost unimaginable scale of criminal behavior.

before that was the League of Nations , failed , had no legal power

“ain't she sweet?”

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#24060 Mar 14, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Bora Da PFfff....and thankyou for good wishes....had a great day in
fact curled up on sofa after Sunday lunch watching Manchester United v Chelsea...couple of friends came round....

Interesting to know that Mother's Day was reintroduced over here by the American servicemen during WW11....originally it was for
the benefit of servants and housemaids and the like, who were given the Sunday off work to go home and be with their Mothers/children...close to Lent..so the Americans, who in some cases had been welcomed into homes and given the equivalent of motherly love, brought it back as was, the second Sunday in March.
Across the pond it's the first Sunday in May. Interesting connection.

“Denny Crain”

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Since: Jan 11

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#24061 Mar 14, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for that IKB...and welcome to the kitchen.
I see you hail from my home town, although some years since
I lived there.
Good morning El. I hope your day is starting off great :) About 70 here today and the trees are in bud

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