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Posted by Tab in The DU Lounge
Fri Apr 30th 2010, 08:44 AM
Gerbil convention is Saturday in Nashua :sp: Gerbil fans are invited to the family-friendly convention, which will include competitions for serious gerbil owners and breeders as well as a “Pet Class” competition to award kids’ pets for their endearing characteristics. There will be Gerbil Olympics events, exhibits on gerbil colors, agility training, gerbil art, other rodents, specialty merchandise and a book signing. Admission is $2, with a maximum of $10 per family. If a gerbil convention and...
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Posted by Tab in Cooking & Baking Group
Sat Dec 19th 2009, 09:39 PM
out of a job. Any openings for a decent cook who btw is an international written author, expertise on animation, video, audio, project architecture, in Northern Boston region, with lots of shrink-wrapped products to my credit (and on schedule), plus passion for skiing and little brittle sports cars. Oh, and music too, but I expect (hope) to make the majority of money through the computer stuff, 30 years in the work, from DEC systems to DOE 1 to DOS to Window 3.1 and it doesn't from there, pic...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Oct 22nd 2009, 11:47 PM
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 09th 2009, 08:10 PM
Mike Duval (R-obviously) of California, gets 100% for his pro-family vote, a 100% rating from Capitol Resource Institute on pro-family legislation. "I'm getting into spanking her" (of a woman 18 years younger). ""Oh, she is hot! I talked to her yesterday. She goes, 'So are we finished?' I go, 'No, we're not finished.' I go, 'You know about the other one, but she doesn't know about you!'" Duvall can be heard saying in an apparent reference to his affair with the lobbyist." Duvall also discuss...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Aug 31st 2009, 11:18 PM
(of course, you may need insurance for it to do so) Last fall, I began some investigative tests with my PCP as to why my leg hurt. I had this incredible constant pain in my leg. We decided to start with a blood test by checking my muscle enzymes My Doctor called my back and said that my enzymes were okay, but I was anemic - had I had any excessive bleeding? Say, vomiting, or rectally? The answer was yes, and for some time now. She encouraged me (although I am under 50) to get a colonosc...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Aug 23rd 2009, 08:08 PM
The following is a rush transcript of the August 23, 2009, edition of "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace." This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: We're going to do something different here today. Usually, we discuss the news, but today we're going to tell you about something you may never have heard about, what critics are calling the "death book." It's a 52-page pamphlet the Department of Veterans Affairs is using right now in end-of-life counseling ...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Aug 21st 2009, 10:15 PM
I swear, I have never seen such a bunch of whiners in my life. You think this shit happens overnight? It took GWB 8 years to run this country fully into the ground (most of it was done in the first three) and that was while he was taking vacations all the time. August in Crawford? Not for Obama. Give the guy a fucking chance, willya? - Repairing International relations - includes meeting heads of state privately and attending major summits - Preparing a comprehensive, workable, acceptable...
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Posted by Tab in Cooking & Baking Group
Wed Aug 12th 2009, 01:50 PM
The second Wednesday of August calls for this classic preparation (if you object, let me know, it is a minute-a-minute preparation) First you will need an ambulatory white rabbit. Such rabbit must be wearing a clock (so you do not overcook). Look carefully - all tails are in fields, but not all fields have tales (most do)! Catch before he disappears down a whole. Having caught the hare or rabbit, you must now field-dress him. In deference to the sqeamish, and to save those already experienc...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Aug 05th 2009, 09:09 PM
:sp: GREETINGS, I AM NOT KNOWN TO YOU BUT YOUR NAME WAS GIVEN TO US AS BEING IN A POSITION TO RESOLVE AN ISSUE BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES. YOUR NAME, DUE TO DISCRETION AND INFLUENCES, AND OUR MINISTRY, OF SOCIAL RECORDS AND THE ACCOUNTING OF THE INTERIOR, OF THE JAMHURI YA KENYA (REPUBLIC OF KENYA). I WRITE AS RAILA ODINGA, PRIME MINISTER, FROM NAIROBI, SEEKING YOUR STRICTEST CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION AS IT IS CONFIDENTIAL AND 'TOP SECRET'. WE ARE POSSESSED OF AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT OF GRE...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jul 22nd 2009, 08:14 PM
To bastardize a saying, "Some men are born to cynicism, others have cynicism thrust upon them"... Okay, I don't know how you are born to cynicism, but you can certainly grow into it, or have it thrust upon you. I don't have a collection of "Tab's Rules" but if I did, Tab's Rule #14.23901 would be that very few companies do things out of the goodness of their own hearts. Any time a company goes to promote a change from the norm - overpromote it actually - as something you should do or sign up...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jul 13th 2009, 10:16 PM
:sp: - to a Sarah Palin supporter. I fully agree... Who would I pick? Helen Thomas Madeline Albright (regrettably, not American-born, thus not eligible) Janet Reno (not sure how she does in the charm dept, and she does has her share of detractors) Sandra Day O'Connor (but regrettably, likely not available) Carol Shea-Porter (D Rep-NH) Michele Bachmann (R-MN - Just joking - seeing if you were paying attention) Al Franken's wife - don't know her, but I bet she's smart Barack Obama's wife - gett...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jul 13th 2009, 10:15 PM
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Jul 10th 2009, 01:55 AM
I have long wanted to post something on what I think is wrong with our health care system. As someone who grew up in a medical family, almost became a doctor himself, and later was a business owner (offering health insurance) and certainly as a consumer, I have a simple explanation as to why our "system" does not work. Some advocates like to toss around the idea that we should let free market forces allow the system to work, but I say the market forces are not AT work, nor ever really were. T...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jul 06th 2009, 03:19 AM
:sp: (Image) :sp: (sigh) :sp:
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jun 30th 2009, 10:41 PM
Complaint of misreprestative screen scrolls - verdicts and party affiliations - including collections from DU, some I found myself, some from Bartcop, some from Media Matters, and so forth. Every little bit helps. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Use this page as a Fax Cover Sheet when faxing additional details to the FCC. Fax Number (866) 418-0232 Date: 06/30/2009 To: Federal Communications Commission From: Tab xxxxxxxxxx Total Number of Pages...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Jun 28th 2009, 01:33 PM
Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, And now, Kahman Cense. Things are just going out the window, I swear to god.
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jun 22nd 2009, 01:53 PM
Not only is this not "latest breaking news", it's not even news anymore - this is nothing that hasn't happened a million-fold all over the nation. I can't wait until the credit card regs kick in next year. We have a card HSBC (I don't mind using the bastard's name). It's not huge - I think it has $1,100 in credit or something small - I believe we got it for a specific use. Anyway, somewhere we went $0.49 over the limit. Yes, 49 CENTS. Maybe a late fee pushed us over, maybe we just forgot,...
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Posted by Tab in Editorials & Other Articles
Thu Jun 18th 2009, 11:55 AM
:sp: Imagine if you had a city of nearly a million people, and no one came? Retailers Head for Exits in Detroit DETROIT -- They call this the Motor City, but you have to leave town to buy a Chrysler or a Jeep. Borders Inc. was founded 40 miles away, but the only one of the chain's bookstores here closed this month. And Starbucks Corp., famous for saturating U.S. cities with its storefronts, has only four left in this city of 900,000 after closures last summer. ... No national grocery chain o...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun May 03rd 2009, 05:52 AM
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat May 02nd 2009, 03:36 PM
You hear 6% or so, others estimate 15%, but I'm not sure anymore. I'm not working, partially for medical reasons, but I was an employee at another corporation. I had my own corporation for many years. Once you get laid off, you get on the rolls as "unemployed" but if you were a consultant, you don't count as unemployed. Once your unemployment benefits run out, you're not "unemployed". If you take a lesser-paying job, you're under-employed, but not officially "unemployed". Some areas (like...
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Posted by Tab in Latest Breaking News
Tue Apr 28th 2009, 12:22 PM
(Link) The FAQ on the site says it's to only be used for legal expenses that have to be submitted. The document itself is much different. First, it says anyone can choose their own lawyer and set the fee. Second, it names the only beneficiary as Sarah Palin, although POTENTIAL beneficiaries may end up being friends and family, and certain staff members, and roughly it can be used for anything in connection with defending against charges and accusations and generally just dealing with correc...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Apr 12th 2009, 07:05 AM
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Apr 07th 2009, 05:35 PM
Obama seems to be living in a highly compressed time zone, whereas Bush was living in a highly expanded time zone. Bush had plenty of time to clear brush, whatever, the GOP wanted the whole 8 years to "judge him", and in fact Bush prefers that "history judge" him, so god knows how long that will take (I've already reached my own conclusion). Obama, however - barely 6 weeks into office was being criticized - no 100 day honeymoon here, although now we're at about 10 weeks. Criticized for failu...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Mar 23rd 2009, 05:24 AM
I don't normally ask people to K&R my threads, but this is important. I'm 46, male. In investigating my anemia (which males aren't supposed to have) we did a colonoscopy, and found I had a relatively large tumor, that had apparently been growing for years. Getting a colonoscopy is not uncomfortable. They give you good drugs, you go to sleep, and you wake up when it's over. Do it.
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Mar 22nd 2009, 03:41 PM
Wow. Obama's not getting any honeymoon. No "100 days" or anything like that. He's been criticized from the get-go, and he's inherited one of the worst situations you'd ever wish you weren't elected into. The criticism is coming from the right, sure, but lots of people want shit fixed RIGHT NOW, and you know what? You can't just do it overnight. It took eight years to tear down this country, and people want it reassembled in a month? Ain't gonna happen, as much as we'd like it to, and the ...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Mar 13th 2009, 09:02 PM
I think we need a campaign to make Jon Stewart Time's Man of the Year. Singlehandledly, he has gone out of his way to take the financial networks to task. I couldn't do it, I don't have the platform, but many others do, but they don't. He, more and more, is standing up and saying "you are hurting America". He couches it in comedy, but he's apparaently mentally light years ahead of anyone he's challenging (and they all deserve a walk to the woodshed). Time will probably name Obama, but real...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Mar 12th 2009, 08:01 PM
I have to say that Obama has exceeded my expectations. Forget John McCain, and his "Straight Talk Express". Obama (and I wasn't an original fan) is really giving us the straight talk. Who says that politicians have to make believe everything is rosy? There are so many forces in place that no one can honestly give credit or blame (except maybe for b*sh, given 8 years) for any one person. So why can't we get an honest assessment of where things are? I don't expect my senator to fix everythi...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Mar 09th 2009, 03:02 PM
1) That the fetus be viable outside the womb. We can push this earlier and earlier, but basically if all its organs have developed enough that it would survive whether inside or out, then I say it's viable. 2) That is be congnizant of its surroundings, once it becomes viable. Now, I don't think... let's take a 6 month fetus... which is the start of the third trimester, and it's generally agreed that there should be no third trimester abortions except in the most dire of health circumstanes (e...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Mar 07th 2009, 03:53 PM
For those of you who prefer we become a pure capitalistic society - no social programs at all, no helping anyone who can't help themselves... let's see... First, all these banks and business who are going to fail, let them. That's market forces at work. If you claim we're bailing out "loser" homeowners but still want bailouts for the big corps and banks, well, heck, the big corps and banks should have done more research on who they lent to, the market, etc. So, the didn't, but that's what yo...
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Posted by Tab in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Mar 06th 2009, 11:40 PM
I was watching a different copy of the YouTube video of Jon Stewart's takedown of CNBC, and some idiot on there (in the "comment" portion) is saying how Obama wrecked the country, more deaths now in Iraq than ever before, more bank failures, yada yada. I won't post the link because I don't want to give them any more exposure than they have. I was stupid enough to respond, and try to point out that if he looked at the DATES on the frickin' clips, they were almost all from, um, the BUSH adminis...
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