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  • CaseyJones's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    did she just say she wants to disarm black folks?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    Bad timing. This debate is a couple of "white" people "doing something" lol It's an interesting piece. I hope the people who put it up never get sued for an idiotic reason like "the artwork made that guy decide to shoot people" or something similar.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Don't forget that she is also going to cut taxes more than ... I mean ... raise taxes more than... I mean... what?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    That isn't what the OP is saying. It's saying there's a benefit that's being lost as the skill is no longer being widely taught and learned. What's taking its place is also part of the problem, since it's largely reinforced "No Child Left Behind" leftovers taught on tablets and computers. I would settle for people developing penmanship of any kind.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    Nor have the responses to your observation, honestly, so we should just pretend we already hashed it all out :) * * * As for the OP, the big excuse I hear a lot for grown people not in a relationship is a lack of time. They don't want to invest time in getting to know someone, or in spending time with someone. I'm not talking decades of deep philosophical discussion. I mean that they would rather just walk up to the woman of their choice and get a yes or no on the spot, which they could then instantly cash in. This goes for the other side of the coin, too. People want what they want and they want it instantly, with as little effort as possible. So when I hear someone who wants to be a non-virgin and still is one at 25-30, it screams that they do not want to put forth any effort at all. That's bad on a micro scale (do you want to have sex with someone who makes you do all the work?) all the way to a macro one (if you wind up married, good luck with someone who thought of getting to know you as a terrible chore). There IS a stigma... just like people wonder about you if you've had three failed marriages, or if you're grown and working in fast food, or if you were in jail for some time, or live with your parents, or dropped out of HS, etc.. It's not that they automatically make you a bad person on their own. It's that they send up caution flags.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    I got this when I Googled girls with pens. I got other, more interesting pictures, but this one spoke to me. "Its" a great one, and it's very telling that she says she wants to escape the free world and go to a more "colorfull" one.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    Who says this place is predictable?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    The same could be said of people who think vaccines ruined everything. What's weird is that earlier you admitted you were fine with the vaccines themselves, just not the additives and poisons contained therein and the mandating of so many damned vaccines at such a young age (and, by extension, I'd imagine the easiest objection to cure would be to allow for opt-out of innocuous diseases that are now being vaccinated against for no good reason). * * * There's some truth in just about everything being said that isn't about personal insults or demonizing an entire swath of the country. Autism likely did exist before vaccines. It's fruitless to try to figure out precisely which cases of people acting certain ways were really autism, or would at least be categorized as such today. The diagnoses they were saddled with at the time are all we have to go on. It would be a hundred times more futile to argue that autism rates were anywhere near what they are today --- even accounting for a broadening of the spectrum and a much higher frequency of pediatrician visits where the physician is on the lookout for autism in youngsters. Something, or many somethings, obviously changed and contributed to a climb. Studies of "unvaccinated children" are usually not great. Even though I'm not going to whisper about conspiracies here, the main reason is that unvaccinated children are rare and could easily be categorized as endangered. Would you want your unvaccinated child to participate in an official study?
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  • CaseyJones's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    oh and this page will have a stream
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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/26/13057162/presidential-debate-live-stream-schedule-online-streaming-time-2016 all links are at the article nm just links to other articles
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-25-2016, 09:21 PM
    Which is why I am sure you will shortly rally to defend angelatc from someone naming her Angela in his post. You also may want to reread the posts in this thread belittling the "medical profession" (weren't you just pointing out sarcasm quotation marks...) as a bunch of profit-seeking monsters only interested in stringing people along to make a buck, dispensing pills and cashing big ole checks. This is not the first thread to do that, nor will it be the last. It's a pattern old as the forums themselves, so no, not projecting .
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-25-2016, 07:15 PM
    I don't think it qualifies as an essay, but the shortest assessment would probably be... we're fucked. Or even just good old-fashioned... fuck.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-25-2016, 07:14 PM
    You know, I always seem to be on the wrong side of everything. This time, my choice of profession makes me the devil as well. It may shock you to learn that some people actually do get better after medical treatment! I know! I KNOW! Crazy! It might shock you to learn that not everyone in the "medical profession" is out there rubbing their hands together plotting to rob you. It might even shock you what a number of things wind up costing, and how much the providers are reimbursed by payers. It would certainly NOT shock most decent medical providers to know that there are a large number of very beneficial "alternative" treatments, and some of them wind up being incorporated into common practice. A good doctor is going to listen to you and then provide their expert guidance. That expertise should usually extend to diet (including supplements, discussions about pH, etc.) and to more natural cures that, at worst, do no harm. The strangest part to me is seeing a lack of animosity on the part of the physicians, nurses, administrative staff, etc., that I work with... towards those who advocate natural cures, yet seeing the hatred that those who advocate natural cures have towards "medical professionals." Most of you would still head straight to the ER to have a bone set, though, or if you thought you were having a heart attack. It's an odd puzzle. Then, once you were back on your feet, you would be back to demonizing an entire industry's worth of people. The medication-shopping used to be for painkillers only. Now you see people doctor-shopping for antibiotics, or because little Timmy's cast needs to come off before football practice in a couple of weeks ---- never mind that his arm will probably not heal properly if he gets it taken off too early. Oh and if Timmy's arm does heal warped, his parents will sue the first doctor. People stomp in and demand a certain brand-name drug, even if it obviously clashes with another condition the patient has, or just isn't the best treatment for them. I mentioned briefly about reimbursement. How much would you pay for someone to drive to your home --- even if they lived, say, 60 miles from you --- and give you a bath, tidy your home, take your vital signs, trim your nails, do your hair, take care of your laundry, etc.? If you said anything more than $30, you're ahead of most insurers. How about a nurse driving to your home to deal with a wound big enough to put both fists into, which is non-healing, and needs to be unwrapped, cleaned, measured, checked for signs/symptoms of infection (hint: one of those signs involves smell, so that nurse WILL be getting in there and taking a good, deep whiff), packed, wrapped, and any number of other fun things? If you said more than $31, you're ahead of Medicaid. If you said more than $115 or so, you're ahead of most commercial insurers. That includes supplies, by the way. It also assumes the insurer authorized the care, and in the case of Medicaid it assumes that the provider filled out a five-page questionnaire within 24 hours of admission, obtained the physician's order on a special form, printed out a plan of treatment on a different specific form, which was in turn reviewed and signed by an on-staff RN for accuracy and correct diagnosis coding... you get the idea. You don't even want to know what goes into being reimbursed by Medicare. So maybe the "all 'medical professionals' are greedy cockbags" can end, but it probably won't.
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  • CaseyJones's Avatar
    09-25-2016, 05:49 AM
    that's pretty cool shame it only made 4% of its indiegogo I would like to know more about it
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 06:40 PM
    It's a messy day in the SEC altogether. Auburn and LSU are duking it out rather evenly at the moment. That A&M game tonight could be quite interesting.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 06:36 PM
    Can't begrudge them the win. Gators imploded --- and they weren't playing THAT well to start with. It's obvious this crew can't hack it at away games. There's still some intriguing talent coming up through the next few years, at least, but this is just not going to be "the year." Even if Florida wins out (which I do not see happening) the odds of winning the SEC are slim, which means any playoff hopes are about gone. It's a wacky year though. Maybe. Just maybe.
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  • CaseyJones's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 05:45 PM
    isn't there also some way to cluster network phones together? seem to remember something about cubans doing it
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    09-24-2016, 05:41 PM
    what we need.. is a free market response to this this looks like it could have potential https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packet_radio and the protocol is built into linux seems slow and is more like an old school bbs than the internet but with some free market ingenuity and growth it could get huge don't some of you guys have ham radios?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 04:51 PM
    Answer to my own question: Wishful thinking. That imaginary punch that was called that led to an ejection was hilarious, though.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 04:41 PM
    Dobbs is on fire and the Gators have more cramps than a prissy HS girl. Why do I have the feeling this could wind up being another OT game?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 01:36 PM
    I have some bad news for you.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 12:44 PM
    At which point all of the body cams will malfunction, and you will become a statistic :(
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 12:42 PM
    That is a person having a really good time right now. * * * Also... Georgia... Note for posterity's sake: I posted this as Georgia fumbled, Ole Miss recovered, and the score stands ate 45-7 near the start of the 4th quarter.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 12:40 PM
    People probably are gifting her clothing, plus she wears a lot of the same slacks over and over again. I'm not sure how I feel about this as a whole... hoping that Trump does not win, either, since it will start a rerun of orange tans and comb-overs for men, and unattainable runway looks in impractical colors with straight hair and smokey, glittery eye makeup for women.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 12:33 PM
    I wonder if they will extend that to high-speed chases, etc..
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-24-2016, 12:31 PM
    Suz is the one skewing women's driving skills. I knew it! * * * Most of my life has been an embarrassing story, but not the laugh-at-it kind. I do see a lot of embarrassing injuries people have suffered, but it's nothing you can't imagine or figure out with a Google search.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-23-2016, 06:52 PM
    Not really. Couple of injections, wrap her up with boning and a brace. That would be impossible to sit in, and obvious if she were to bend over, but standing up the whole time (partially obscured by a podium)? Doable.
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  • CaseyJones's Avatar
    09-22-2016, 09:59 PM
    this means she is actually behind not that it matters Stalin voting comment
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    I have to convince myself that her learning how to hold a rattle and spin it will some day lead to some sort of greatness on her part, and that she'll credit me for it, in part.

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    Thanks, Travis -- I had to rip up a bit of the subflooring, and for whatever reason, there's a thick solid wood floor underneath maybe ~3/8" thick. I guess I'm going to tear up all the subflooring now and check out the uh... sub-sub-flooring. Amy already made inquiries almost right after I told her to refinishing companies about it - don't even know if it has water damage or what, and there's plenty of holes from where they nailed the subflooring to it. One company said they could refinish the floor, stain it (I think we have to purchase the stain or pay them a flat fee of $150), and use a proprietary solution to seal it -- that they could do two small bedrooms, a small hallway, and a 330 sq. ft. (of actual floor space) kitchen/dining room for $999 with a 5-year warranty - start-to-finish in 1 day.
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