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Fri Sep 19

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:35 PM

Re: big cats

I was just remarking how impressive it was that the cat, who likely never was taught by mama to hunt, figured it out and got really good at it.

The hunting instinct hasn't been bred out of domesticated housecats - most don't need [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:27 PM

Re: Read 'em and weep.

Fertility rates can change rapidly as countries modernize.

True, but each human in a developed country gobbles up way more basic resources than each human in an undeveloped country. So at some point the Earth would reach a stopping [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:50 AM

Re: where to begin

The valid money
I borrowed was $40,000 (now down to $10,000) and I borrowed that to pay off credit card debt. I didn't make any other changes
and thats why I ended up right back in credit card debit. I have borrowed money 2 times, took a
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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:39 AM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

The hand-crank radio/flashlight/charger gizmos are awesome. I have one, never used it, but IMO a must have for every household.

I have a radio with both a hand-crank and solar power. So it's easy to set it outside to charge up anytime [more]

Thu Sep 18

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MetroChick replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:54 PM

Re: where to begin

My 2 cents:

I've never taken my mortgage as a factor in my consumer debt (nor do I take estimated property value or equity into calculation of assets). This is because my mortgage payment is about equivalent to renting similar type of [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:37 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I'm amazed that some charge that this is a publicity stunt, done to help her career. How would she know that someone would report them? How would she know that the police would take such an interest in such a minor event, particularly in [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:26 AM

Re: Free-range hens 'are least healthy' .

Of course they can. As shown in the menus I have provided, students are given a choice of one entree with many side items. Smaller people don't need to take all of the food; athletes with a higher caloric requirement have the option to purchase [more]

Wed Sep 17

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:29 PM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

Assume worst case scenario for yourself. For me, I assume police and military don't have the ability to protect me and their are no utilities. What is my greatest resource? My mind.

This would REALLY have to get bad for the situation [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:16 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Sandy has it spot on. If you have a right, but are imprisoned (as you suggest is a perfectly swell remedy) for asserting it, then you don't have that right at all.

"Imprisoned" and arrested are 2 different [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Pet Lovers board. 11:51 AM

Re: Blind

MEK, I'm sorry. Having it happen while you were babysitting and not knowing what happened is the worst. If your dogs are mellow it's very possible it just happened and no outside action caused it to happen, but we can't watch animals 24/7 without [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:39 AM

Re: Another police shooting, this time in Ohio

The first two officers on the scene say they gave Crawford two chances to drop the gun and then fired their weapons when he did not comply. Crawford was hit in the torso and died of his injuries a short time [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:30 AM

Re: Ray Rice

I have a problem with the Ray Rice episode. Why is it the reponsibility of an employer to mete out justice to an employee for a criminal offense not connected to the terms of employment.

It's not just the NFL. Some employers I've [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:23 AM

Re: Adrian Peterson

I got hit as a kid by my grandmother and feel it was wrong.

I use a "non-parent" test to determine if I think the level of punishment is abuse or not. Meaning, if a non-parent (teacher, babysitter, parent's friend) were punishing [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 10:10 AM

Re: Finding List of HOAs in a Zip

He wants to market his company by working with HOAs in zip codes which are most convenient to him. The idea is to buy ad space in their newsletters, contribute towards events in exchange for advertising, etc.

He might want to speak [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:55 AM

Re: Marriott--Tip Envelopes in Rooms Program

Untrue, if responses to this email are an indication, more would prefer to eliminate tipping that support it.

But how many would continue to support at the same rate businesses where tipping is currently factored into pricing if those [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:45 AM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

I'm not big on living without power/water, so something I have in case of emergency are friends in different parts of my metro area who I know would put me up (and I would do the same for them) if my house lost basic services. I've never known of an [more]

Mon Sep 15

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:20 PM

Re: Measles

A week and a half ago PBS had a piece called "Calling the Shots" about the vaccine issue, not getting vaccines, seizures right around when someone gets vaccines, and the issue with the oral polio vaccine.

While it was pro-vaccine, [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:35 AM

Re: Six-figure salary is not a lot of money

Just breaking into a 6-figure salary in my area means you're at the median household income.

Sat Sep 13

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:51 PM

Re: Right wing war on poor women

Hopefully not much. One would hope that by that point the women know about contraception, and use it.

Here are some stats that back up the largest age group of those seeking abortions is in the 20-29 age range. 2nd largest age group [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:14 PM

Re: Right wing war on poor women

...I wonder how much Fed-subsidized student loan money is used to pay for abortions each year.

Hopefully not much. One would hope that by that point the women know about contraception, and use it.


The couple women I know who [more]

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