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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 9 minutes ago

Re: What scares you more?

What scares you more?
* Terrorism
* Gun violence
* Car crash
* Cancer


(1) Trouble breathing
(2) Stress/heart attack/stroke
(3) Dementia
(4) Car crash

Not that I think cancer can't happen to me, [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Parents and Expecting Parents board. 2 hours ago

Re: Reading recommendations for 12 year old boy

Age 12 is when I read To Kill a Mockingbird.
.......
A great book, which I very much enjoyed. But I won't be getting it for my son, since I don't want to have a discussion about rape (which features prominently in the plot).


I [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 2 hours ago

Re: The Greatest Retirement Mistake

Got my lay-off notice today.

I'm sorry, Howie. Even when expected, it's a shock.

Now, am I retired or am I looking for work?

TO be retired or not to be--that is the question!

Are you 62+? Will SS + [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2 hours ago

Re: How many Allisons will it take?

Are veterans with PTSD too insane to own a firearm?

IF they have the medical diagnosis and collect disability for it--Yes.

Basically, that's the dividing line for me: define which condiitions preclude gun ownership, and then [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 2 hours ago

Re: Thinking about a new rewards card

Any perspective would be appreciated!

WEll, you asked for it...
I think you should stick to your budget and forgo clever strategems.

Reasons:

A 3-yr-old is awfully young to appreciate a Disney theme park, so I [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:47 PM

Re: How many Allisons will it take?

Collateral damage in defense of the second amendment is no vice?

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alstroemeria posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:36 PM

a joke

Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson once got into trouble by keeping his government messenger pigeons on a private window ledge.

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:30 PM

Re: Donald Trump disses West Side Story gangs

Totally aside--as so much of my posts often are--it's interesting that The Donald thinks of himself as Scottish and not German when he's 50-50.

My husband is Dutch and German (and Unitarian!) on his father's side and Scots-Irish (nd Texas [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Pastafarian Fools board. 1:04 PM

Re: Neil Armstrong

THREE years & no posts = sad.

low-carbing ;-)
=alstro

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alstroemeria replied to the Ask The Headhunter board. 12:16 PM

Re: Help explaining world travel

It's a feature, not a bug!

If I were a hiring manager, I'd snap you up as an out-of-the-box thinker. Any company/hiring manager that doesn't value your experience and creativity is likely too hide-bound to be appealing to you anyway.

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:06 PM

Re: Because You Know, Racism Is Funny

Life was hard for you I guess, life in the hippydome of the 60/70's was not a very productive period for many young people of the time.

(a) Hippie is spelled with an ie, not a y--which tells me you're either too young to remember the [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:37 AM

Re: The Way It Was

Abortion has become more restrictive and nearly impossible for the disadvantaged in dozens of states.

Because what's wrong with America will be fixed by the poor & middle class having unwanted children? (My mother told me about an [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:07 AM

Re: Protectionism: For or Against

I have a pair of comfy microfiber dress shoes from Munro, which are made in America:

https://www.munroshoes.com

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:02 AM

Re: Protectionism: For or Against

Plenty of American designers and manufacturers for neckties.

Great. The one thing we don't need any more.

ASIDE
I read a lot of Regency fiction (Jane AUsten era), and men today wear dress clothing that's just a simplified [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:35 PM

Re: GMO

plenty of dihydrogen monoxide is too contaminated to drink safely. Why my own friend who lives in a farming area cannot give her well water to children or pregnant women because of the nitrate contamination (fertilizer) in the ground water.

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:15 PM

Re: Donald Trump disses West Side Story gangs

Donald's grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, a barber, emigrated to America in 1885 and became a naturalized citizen in 1892. Maybe he was one of those singing barbers I remember in Brooklyn ;-)

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:01 PM

Re: Why is Bernie labeled radical

It's radical to not only care more about the poor and middle class than the rich, but to actually strive to do something about it in today's America.

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:24 PM

Re: Protectionism: For or Against

Not really responding to you Churchy, but to the thread in general.

When I first started to buy my own clothes in the mid-60s, my mother taught me to look for the union label--the ILGWU label (International Ladies Garment Workers Union). [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:59 PM

Re: Donald Trump, eminent-domain abuser

I heard Rush trying to tell his listeners that Trump isn't a narcissist like Obama. Not clear why Rush thinks it, but in my mind it is absurd to say Trump isn't a narcissist.

Rush may be tied with Trump in the narcissism dept ;-)

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:56 PM

Re: Because You Know, Racism Is Funny

The GOP base doesn't even like white people...if they live in Europe. Or if they're liberal. Or if they're non-Christian. Or vegetarian. Or urban. Or coastal. Or have a college degree in anything other than business/economics. Or not gung-ho for war.

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