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alstroemeria posted to the Political Asylum board. 12:04 PM

Is Cruz spying on you?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

His [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Political Asylum board. 8:31 AM

Drug testing recipients of govt funds

Let's start with Federal, state, and local elected officials, and corporate execs receiving tax breaks.

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alstroemeria replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 8:26 AM

Re: Mom made it to 90!

My mother disapproves of middle class people gaming the system to take government money designed for the poor, as do I. That seems an uncommon attitude, however. But I don't see the difference between scamming Medicaid and cheating on your taxes. In [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:04 AM

Re: Bernie's Vision

Plenty of immigrant college grads delivering pizzas at night. Be quiet and work like they do and own the shop one day like they will.
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Almost all the money I made babysitting as a preteen and teenager went to my [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:54 AM

Finding Your Roots

Meandering around the PBS website, I found the page for the Henry Louis Gates show, Finding Your Roots, which I used to watch in its early years on PBS. I picked the episode tracing back Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rimes, and Keenan Ivory Wayans. It was [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:42 AM

Re: Bernie's Vision

A world where true achievers are ripped of by public service employees and welfare recipients
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True achievers like the children of Sam Walton, barkers of credit default swaps, bankers who foisted their subprime loan [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:27 AM

Late night humor

“Nearly 70 percent of Americans said a Trump presidency would make them ‘anxious’. And 30 percent said a Trump presidency would make them ‘Canadian’.” – Conan O’Brien

“Huge Republican debate tonight, and the big story is Donald Trump refuses [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:01 AM

Re: 'Even the bank was surprised'

This is rare, that's why it's news. Not just hidden wealth, but devoting one's life to religion after a single breakup (if that's even true).

Why would her bank be "surprised"? If her loot was at a brokerage, what has the bank to [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:38 AM

Re: Speaking of Wonderful....

We're having a cold wave. It's actually been in the 30s a few times lately. Maybe our birdies are cold! It was warmer last week and there was lots of mating song.

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:22 AM

Re: Finally Mossadeq

Sanders should consider Sen Gillibrand. Young, female, cheerful, socially adept,liberal but with moderate cred as well, but a fellow northeastern senator.

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alstroemeria replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:02 AM

Re: Die Tote Stadt

Forgot to note how quaint it was to have to rewind each tape! Remember Be kind, Rewind?!

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alstroemeria replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:00 AM

Re: Die Tote Stadt

We still have a VCR hooked up to our receiver & TV. The past 3 nights we watched our tapes of Heat of the Sun, 3 stories that originally aired on PBS Mystery about 20 years ago. Filmed on location in Zimbabwe. Starring Trevor Eve as a Scotland [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:43 PM

Re: A new Kim Davis for 2016

I wonder if she can spell "sanctimonious"?
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Probably not, but I bet she can spell @zzh0!3.

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:28 PM

Re: dementia and education

My husband has excellent cardiovascular health and 2 degrees from MIT. Still got dementia. But it isn't ALZ.

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:51 PM

Re: Madeline's plaint

Speaking of insurance companies, I worked at one in 1971. Women, with or without college degrees, worked as policy raters. Men, with or without college degrees, worked as much higher paid underwriters (we raters were sort of like the paralegals to [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 5:29 PM

Re: Mom made it to 90!

Thx, all. The concave scab in her back wound is a bit concerning, but the Reds swollen area around it shrinks day by day. And her appetite is returning. Today for lunch she ate a couple ounces of grilled salmon and a cup if so of cream of Cauliflowe [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:23 PM

Re: Bernie & "Diversity"

I'm fatalistic. I don't expect Bernie to win. I'm not the least disturbed by blacks supporting Hillary--indeed I understand it. But the influence Bernie's had on Hillary and the electorate is very pleasing to me.

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:29 PM

Re: He got game

At least one finds the decision difficult.

“My heart and head are in different places right now, but we’ll see.”

— Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), quoted by USA Today, on whether he’ll endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton

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