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#26989 Jun 24, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>was ANimal Farm banned??? It was assigned reading for us in grade 9, then we read 1984 in grade 10 ... which for me was 9 years before the actual year.
I believe Animal Farm, 1984, and Lord of the Flies were on the banned list. They were nonetheless on my reading lists in school just like you.

Interesting, I graduated high school in 1984. We are closer in age than first thought.

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#26990 Jun 24, 2013
Fairy Verte wrote:
Hey all! Stopping in for a coffee. Got to keep my eyes open for the cruise home. Looks like interesting conversation going on in here.
Hi Fairy C! Always interesting conversation here.

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#26991 Jun 24, 2013
Mister_ E wrote:
<quoted text>Reported
Reported? Why?

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#26992 Jun 24, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Personally I don't like Rafa quite so much but he is an awesome player. RIght now the top 4 are so good, any one of them could have been world number one at any time in the previous 50 years of tennis. It is rare to have so many good players all at once.
At least you are honest, and I am all for that, lol, but how could anyone NOT like Rafael Nadal. But joking apart, he is seeded No. 5
at Wimbledon which is ridiculous considering he won the French Open.
They ARE all good, we agree on that, but I do missthe 'characters' of the game of years gone by, players like Nastase, Jimmy Connors and of cours, John McEnroe who had me in stitches. A little humour goes a long way.

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#26993 Jun 24, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning. It is a beautiful morning here on my patio with coffee and my pipe :)
...and the newspaper ? That's a good morning for me Denny, the paper and morning coffee on the patio ..... no pipe but I enjoy the smell of a pipe over cigarettes or a cigar

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#26994 Jun 24, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
Morning El and all,going for my annual review with the nurse shortly for my Hypertension review,had to fast for twelve hours,bloody typical normally I'm ok but feel I could eat a whole dolphin on toast at this precise moment,
Well a great win for the England under 20's and a win for the Lions,the ref was a complete muppet typical Southern Hemisphere,how O'Driscoll got two penalties against him I'll never know and the last scrum was a complete farce giving Australia a chance at goal,I'm afraid that ref needs re training..
'Morning Krypteia...you get a better result by fasting, more accurate, anyway, I so hope all is well in that department
it's as well to have these things done. Think how much you are going to enjoy your lunch after all that fasting.
Great about the England under 20's....and that could be P talking about the Rugby...that ref will have to go!

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#26995 Jun 24, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I was stunned by the link El,
it left me cold and sickened and equally
filled with admiration for *your*
bringing it to our attention here ..
I signed the MINUTE I read it..
Only by putting the spotlight
on these matters will something ever be done.
El,
Might I make a suggestion, since
you don't do FACEBOOK,[neither do I.]
Would it be a good idea if you gave this
a thread of it's very own, it's important enough..
and, with a catchy thread head to attract readers
I think you'll get a many more votes that way..
for such a worthy cause..
Just a suggestion, but it' your call...
and thanks SO much again, for highlighting such
grave injustice.

Thanks Grace,
really appreciate you signing, I had no doubt you would
as I am sure many here will also. I make a habit of
signing these petitions and care2 send feedback when one
has been successful as is often the case. All sorts of
injustices go on, and if by just signing we can help avoid
them, then it's worth doing.
The Badgers are in jeopardy currently, sadly I cannot afford
to donate as that is what is required at this stage.
Brian May has been amazing in his endeavours to stop the cull
it is so unecessary.
The problem with having a thread purely for this is, it isn't an isolated case, am wondering if Topix could raise any objections?

“Denny Crain”

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#26996 Jun 24, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe Animal Farm, 1984, and Lord of the Flies were on the banned list. They were nonetheless on my reading lists in school just like you.
Interesting, I graduated high school in 1984. We are closer in age than first thought.
You are a mere pup mighty Quinn :)

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#26997 Jun 24, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
'Morning Krypteia...you get a better result by fasting, more accurate, anyway, I so hope all is well in that department
it's as well to have these things done. Think how much you are going to enjoy your lunch after all that fasting.
Great about the England under 20's....and that could be P talking about the Rugby...that ref will have to go!
Good morning El. It is a lovely morning here on my patio this fine day :) I hope all is well with you and all my friends

“Towards Spring”

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#26998 Jun 24, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Grace,
really appreciate you signing, I had no doubt you would
as I am sure many here will also. I make a habit of
signing these petitions and care2 send feedback when one
has been successful as is often the case. All sorts of
injustices go on, and if by just signing we can help avoid
them, then it's worth doing.
The Badgers are in jeopardy currently, sadly I cannot afford
to donate as that is what is required at this stage.
Brian May has been amazing in his endeavours to stop the cull
it is so unecessary.
The problem with having a thread purely for this is, it isn't an isolated case, am wondering if Topix could raise any objections?
Ye indeed El, sadly it isn't an isolated
case, and I've heard about
the proposed culling;

even in a supermarket yesterday,
a small child was crying hysterically
for ages, two adults with the child gave
NO response, never taking into account the child
could have a bad toothache, sudden pain, or fright, maybe a pin
sticking in her or something unseen, but
they never bothered to even 'consider'
what was wrong, there were people standing
looking on in disbelief,
my point is if some folks can even do that to
one of their own kind!!!!
what hope!

still people MUST keep on trying.



Anyway, as you mentioned,
I really feel Topix would be very
welcoming of a thread such as that
about animal abuse and links which can
be provided by good folks like yourself,
and between us we would keep it in the
limelight, between us as, there are plenty animal lovers
here, to mention but a few>

RM Quinn, Vee, Mr and Mrs Boomer,
Fibcatowner Flower Child, Franko, Denny
and *many, many* others around Offbeat.

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#26999 Jun 24, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. It is a lovely morning here on my patio this fine day :) I hope all is well with you and all my friends
'Morning Denny....it has turned out a lovely day here too...
I too am on the patio as it is so nice. Not so relaxing though
as the DIY merchant is building a shed, I am assisting again.

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#27000 Jun 24, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Ye indeed El, sadly it isn't an isolated
case, and I've heard about
the proposed culling;
even in a supermarket yesterday,
a small child was crying hysterically
for ages, two adults with the child gave
NO response, never taking into account the child
could have a bad toothache, sudden pain, or fright, maybe a pin
sticking in her or something unseen, but
they never bothered to even 'consider'
what was wrong, there were people standing
looking on in disbelief,
my point is if some folks can even do that to
one of their own kind!!!!
what hope!
still people MUST keep on trying.
Anyway, as you mentioned,
I really feel Topix would be very
welcoming of a thread such as that
about animal abuse and links which can
be provided by good folks like yourself,
and between us we would keep it in the
limelight, between us as, there are plenty animal lovers
here, to mention but a few>
RM Quinn, Vee, Mr and Mrs Boomer,
Fibcatowner Flower Child, Franko, Denny
and *many, many* others around Offbeat.
Yes Grace, it goes through me when I hear a child crying in
a store and no response being given. Even worse, if the
parent is dragging the child along in a temper....I have
even intercepted and with pretence sympathy for the parent
(usually the mother) in order to calm her down.
On a lighter note, you would laughed at me yesterday, talk about
put my foot in it, mother and grandmother next to me in the main
Post Office in town yesterday, with a beautiful baby in a pram,
I said to the mother,'she had to be a girl'....no, it was a
boy...get out of that....anyway they were really nice and we had a good laugh....
next thing I met a friend of mine who is a Jehovah's Witness
and he was telling me of some plans he and his family in the pipeline, something they have been hoping for for some time...
I offered 'God's Will'....complete silence...not the best thing to say to a JW.
I don't doubt there are many animal lovers both here and 'out there' Grace.....would you be kind enough to do the honours?!...:)

“Denny Crain”

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#27001 Jun 24, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
...and the newspaper ? That's a good morning for me Denny, the paper and morning coffee on the patio ..... no pipe but I enjoy the smell of a pipe over cigarettes or a cigar
I never was a newspaper reader but I do enjoy sitting outside and reading and listening to the radio

“Denny Crain”

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#27002 Jun 24, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
'Morning Denny....it has turned out a lovely day here too...
I too am on the patio as it is so nice. Not so relaxing though
as the DIY merchant is building a shed, I am assisting again.
Got your framing hammer and tool belt on :)

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#27003 Jun 24, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Got your framing hammer and tool belt on :)
You've given me an idea for my Christmas present. lol

I suppose you could say I am the Gopher. And it's SO hot
out there, must be at least 70 today...:)

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#27004 Jun 24, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
When my friend retired back to Canada, she found an apartment in Ottawa by the river. Never mentioned the name but you may know which. Water is beautiful to live by but really dangerous.
oooooh oooooh oooooh I do it is.... the city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River.. so Ottawa

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#27005 Jun 24, 2013
http://thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/video-kids-...

Smart Gorilla in Dallas Zoo!

One of my pet hates is kids being allowed to
taunt animals at Zoos.

I know there are those would say their pet hates
are Zoos per se....but...many do excellent preservation work and the animals are much safer
there.

AIias - Trish
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#27006 Jun 24, 2013
Good Morning (or is it in your neighborhood) Ms El and Friends.

Hope you are all well.
Myself, I'm in a bit (quite a bit) of anxiety concerning a move I'm in the process of that I hadn't necessarily been prepared for.

I'm one that has moved much in my lifetime. When I moved into this beautiful apartment a year and a half ago, I joked and told others I was staying until I was 67. Funny when we make plans knowing full well ...

Have a manic free Monday, if that's what you prefer.

;~)

AIias - Trish
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#27007 Jun 24, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
You've given me an idea for my Christmas present. lol
I suppose you could say I am the Gopher. And it's SO hot
out there, must be at least 70 today...:)
Oh MY!!!! 70? Gee, we that are dealing with the high nineties will really feel for you there. Hahaha

Tallyho, hope you are well and Denny you and your family too. All of you.:)

“Denny Crain”

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#27008 Jun 24, 2013
AIias - Trish wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh MY!!!! 70? Gee, we that are dealing with the high nineties will really feel for you there. Hahaha
Tallyho, hope you are well and Denny you and your family too. All of you.:)
People in the UK melt at 84 but remember there is no airconditioning

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