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    I felt a little guilty sitting on my butt...

    I felt a little guilty sitting on my butt watching that! But it's a great motivator. Maybe after dinner tonight I'll get out there and do a little something.
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    I'm down your way this weekend. Many in my...

    I'm down your way this weekend. Many in my neighborhood are like me, second homeowners from places at least 2 hours away. There are a couple, however, who were raised here. Tonight I was talking to...
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    Because its true.

    Because its true.
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    And that's the way it should always be. You...

    And that's the way it should always be. You offer it. The person either accepts or declines. If they don't like it, that's fine. Move on.
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    I still feel the need to be polite and always...

    I still feel the need to be polite and always have a small helping of whatever is being served (when it's a small regular kind of dinner, not necessarily a holiday huge dinner). I have 2...
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    They don't like soups. But the croquette thing...

    They don't like soups.

    But the croquette thing might work. I did discover that they love broccoli and rice casserole. Of course I'll have to wean them off the cheese that's in it...but it's a...
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    Yeah, I love the old school salads at diners that...

    Yeah, I love the old school salads at diners that include a few pieces of pickled beet. We had them from the can on occasion growing up...hating them then.

    Turnips I love! At holidays my...
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    Yeah, I know that some people simply don't like...

    Yeah, I know that some people simply don't like certain things and I leave it at that. It drives me crazy, though, when people won't even try something (kids, mostly, I don't push it on adults).
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    I'm okay with some reasonable touching (and I've...

    I'm okay with some reasonable touching (and I've actually gotten much better about that), but I don't mix them purposely. People that like to mix their peas in their mashed potatoes and gravy...fine...
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    Hilarious!! I took Spanish all 4 years on high...

    Hilarious!! I took Spanish all 4 years on high school, along with a summer immersion experience at a somewhat local college. I was fairly fluent, for school level. In my senior year, I took...
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    That was my mother with other foods. It wasn't...

    That was my mother with other foods. It wasn't until I vomited into my dinner plate that she stopped forcing mac and cheese on me. When I threw up in the family room after she made me taste the...
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    I like them in a small amount. I love roasted...

    I like them in a small amount. I love roasted beets. I thought I was ordering fresh beets, but there was a communication error and I ended up with a container of pickled. Probably for the best. ...
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    Same here. Although quite a few of my clients...

    Same here. Although quite a few of my clients are on antidepressants.
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    17 out of 24.

    17 out of 24.
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    My mother fed us a steady diet of them for about...

    My mother fed us a steady diet of them for about 3 years. That was my packed lunch for school. A pickled red beet egg and fruit on the bottom yogurt that had been frozen and wrapped in aluminum...
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    I didn't say it was going to stick. What I said...

    I didn't say it was going to stick. What I said was that indeed people are turning this "stuck at home" time to a time to bake, often first timers. I had been playing around with it the past couple...
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    Yes, I'm aware. The mother of one of my good...

    Yes, I'm aware. The mother of one of my good friends in h.s. was from Brazil. She had lived in Europe for a bit and by the time she was in high school could speak fairly fluent Spanish, Portuguese...
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    I was the same. Very few black people (none in...

    I was the same. Very few black people (none in my elementary school). There is a town a few miles away that is mushroom country. The Mexicans lived there...but they were mostly adult men, working...
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    No, people are trying their hands at real baking...

    No, people are trying their hands at real baking because they have the time. Apparently there was a sellout of bread machines. I have encountered the yeast deficit (but now flour, we had plenty of...
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    By me, eggs are selling at less than $2.00/dozen....

    By me, eggs are selling at less than $2.00/dozen. There is an issue because the poultry plants in Delaware have gotten decimated by the virus. I've watched chicken go from "limit 2 packages" to...
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    The egg "shortage" is interesting. Apparently a...

    The egg "shortage" is interesting. Apparently a lot of eggs are stored in liquid form for restaurant use. The restaurants aren't using them, and so the supply is overwhelming the storage units. ...
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    It was tiger by the toe for us as well. I don't...

    It was tiger by the toe for us as well. I don't know when I learned the other saying, but it was definitely when I was old enough to be appalled by it. I don't believe I heard it from other kids. ...
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    I remember when it was called that as well. It...

    I remember when it was called that as well. It wasn't quite benign, but it also didn't necessarily mean what it came to mean. It was derogatory, however, but every single boy called their friends...
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    Ahh. Ours was more akin to dodgeball, but you...

    Ahh. Ours was more akin to dodgeball, but you weren't limited to one half the gym or open area. By 7th grade I was no longer interested in playing sports with boys. I didn't want to get sweaty...
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    Mother May I, Simon Says and Red Light Green...

    Mother May I, Simon Says and Red Light Green Light.

    In the pool, there was sharks and minnows, along with Marco Polo.

    As we got older, it was just whipping a wet ball at people as they jumped...
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    "Maul Ball"...probably the same as "murder ball"...

    "Maul Ball"...probably the same as "murder ball" for us. Yeah, by 8th grade or so we stopped playing that with the boys. My friend played "ass ball" in Long Island. That turned into a fun game in...
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    Boggle!! That was it. Yes, we played Yahtzee...

    Boggle!! That was it.

    Yes, we played Yahtzee as well. Funny thing on Yahtzee. I hadn't played it for years. When my sister was in rehab the first time I started playing it with her. that's...
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    Around me the boys spent their time riding bikes,...

    Around me the boys spent their time riding bikes, then skateboards. They built forts in the woods and did some fishing. Mostly riding bikes though.

    Even jacks wasn't really a "thing". My best...
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    That was Michigan Rummy, Monopoly and scrabble...

    That was Michigan Rummy, Monopoly and scrabble for us.There was another word game that involved dice with letters and a box sort of thing. My family was very competitive. I still remember spelling...
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    I never knew any boys that played marbles. That...

    I never knew any boys that played marbles. That was something we read about in books.
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    Jacks. I could play jacks for hours.

    Jacks. I could play jacks for hours.
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    Fat thumbs.

    Fat thumbs.
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    We roller skated in the basement . The kund you...

    We roller skated in the basement . The kund you put on your shoes. We always had a deck of cards..still do. One time ut was a snow day from school, but a lot of the moms still had to go to work,...
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    Tonight..roast beef on rottisserie, coudcoud...

    Tonight..roast beef on rottisserie, coudcoud salad and roastrd veggies.
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    Nice. I generally don't buy chicken thighs. I...

    Nice. I generally don't buy chicken thighs. I did have some a few weeks ago because they were on sale. I have to say, I didn't really like them. I only really like the chicken breasts.
  36. There should never be talk of killing...

    There should never be talk of killing politicians, whether in jest or as a call to action. Except for Hitler. But the rest is b.s. and they should be investigated and prosecuted.
  37. Thread: Tweets

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    LOL. It reminds me of my sister's comments to me...

    LOL. It reminds me of my sister's comments to me after my law school graduation. She told me that she was surprised that there were so many pretty women in the class. I asked her what she expected...
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    Is that cauliflower, or a protein? The whole...

    Is that cauliflower, or a protein? The whole combo is beautiful.
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    Yum!! I bought some beautiful rainbow baby...

    Yum!! I bought some beautiful rainbow baby carrots and a small head of broccoli (that's all the store had, very small heads). I can't wait to roast them.

    If it were up to me, I'd make a roasted...
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    Yeah, it's so weird to see people acting...

    Yeah, it's so weird to see people acting "pre-covid" in movies and t.v. It can be jarring sometimes.
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    Yes, sir...I don't usually buy packaged stuff. ...

    Yes, sir...I don't usually buy packaged stuff. Just noticed them them there. Trust me. I know.
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    Granted...I wouldn't have used sugar if I'd made...

    Granted...I wouldn't have used sugar if I'd made them myself...but that was it potatoes and some seasoning. I would have used salt, pepper, rosemary and some balsamic vinegar instead of the citric...
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    Ha! I made some last night. The ultimate...

    Ha!

    I made some last night. The ultimate marketing ploy...they came in a "package" ...plastic box sort of thing that comes with the seasoning (garlic parsley). Instructions to microwave them for...
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    What are they? Tonight...shrimp scampi over...

    What are they?

    Tonight...shrimp scampi over linguine and a salad.
  45. There are currently 13 people living still on...

    There are currently 13 people living still on Sark that were present for the liberation. So cool.
  46. wonderful story. Thanks for posting it. Makes...

    wonderful story.
    Thanks for posting it. Makes me want to visit there.
  47. Yes.s. I was just commenting on the assumption...

    Yes.s. I was just commenting on the assumption that the mens team had more fans. Apparently in the last 3 years the women's team has generated more fans and therefore more revenue. That's the real...
  48. The reason why this is raising its head is...

    The reason why this is raising its head is because over the last 3 years the women's teams have raised more revenue than the mens sport. That is why they're claiming that they are not receiving equal...
  49. https://img.women.com/images/images/000/112/593/la...

    https://img.women.com/images/images/000/112/593/large/giphy-14.gif?1507847314
  50. I also tend to believe that there are usually...

    I also tend to believe that there are usually other reasons related to the personality of the non-conforming person that contributes to such a rift. A lot of people will do the eye roll about the...
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    Now that I've looked at a picture online, it is...

    Now that I've looked at a picture online, it is entirely possible that I've seen it, but didn't make the connection that that was what it was. I'll have to pay more attention.
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    I've never seen wild asparagus. Cool!

    I've never seen wild asparagus. Cool!
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    Yeah, probably even less than that. But again, I...

    Yeah, probably even less than that. But again, I was thinking one pan.

    I have been pressure cooking everything!!

    I really do like the flavor of roasted vegetables. Now I've chopped some...
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    Thanks. Yeah, I was hoping to only dirty one pan...

    Thanks. Yeah, I was hoping to only dirty one pan and dump it and forget it, but realized I may end upon with mushy asparagus (or burnt to paper puffs, like I did on Saturday night!). I don't often...
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    Question. I'm utilizing a recipe tonight for...

    Question. I'm utilizing a recipe tonight for baked barbecue chicken. You lay it on a bed of onions. I want to add asparagus to the pan. Should I put everything on the pan at the same time, or do...
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    Last night I roasted fresh asparagus (so fresh it...

    Last night I roasted fresh asparagus (so fresh it still had on dirt on it). Even though I overcooked it (lots of little charred bits) it was delicious.

    Tonight...ribs and broccoli casserole. I...
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    Check out Wilmington (DE)University. They have...

    Check out Wilmington (DE)University. They have created a niche for themselves with catering to the non-traditional student (i.e....people that work full time while getting a degree). My sister...
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    The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by Fr....

    The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by Fr. James Martin, SJ.
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    No. But I am feeling more hopeful. I will still...

    No. But I am feeling more hopeful. I will still socially distant. I will still keep my office generally closed until the restrictions are lifted. I will still make sure that I'm washing my hands...
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    No. He was very good about "staying in his...

    No. He was very good about "staying in his lane". He talked about medical issues and historical pandemic issues, as well as some of the potential vaccines and treatments. He didn't say that things...
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    My understanding is that there simply isn't...

    My understanding is that there simply isn't enough data out there rate now. Interesting webinar last night. The speaker has an impressive resume. Here's a snippet. Colonel (Retired) Cummings...
  62. 22...but luckily they now get paid to buy gas! :)

    22...but luckily they now get paid to buy gas! :)
  63. Well, since you are declining, if the food runs...

    Well, since you are declining, if the food runs out here, I'm taking Michele up on her offer to shelter me. I'll take your spot and bring a sister!:p
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    A good friend of mine is a subway driver. I...

    A good friend of mine is a subway driver. I worry for him daily.
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    Hopefully he will. Yes, his chances are better...

    Hopefully he will. Yes, his chances are better than most. I wish him well.

    I'm currently listening to a webinar by one of my classmates on the virus. So far, very good. I'll let you know if...
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    It is funny with the homeschooling now to hear my...

    It is funny with the homeschooling now to hear my paralegal bitch about the 'Singapore' math that her son is learning/using. She has it mostly figured out now, but I find it ridiculous. Maybe it...
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    I get common core math. I actually use it a lot...

    I get common core math. I actually use it a lot when doing math in my head. But I do believe you first have to know the basics cold. Then you can play around with the relationships of math. You...
  68. A reference to the book/movie The Hunger Games.

    A reference to the book/movie The Hunger Games.
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    Yeah, my experience with men in grocery stores is...

    Yeah, my experience with men in grocery stores is they don't know the store layout, can't find what they're looking for, and they love the deli counter!! I often laugh at the phone calls I overhear...
  70. Yeah. Definitely a terrible side issue of all of...

    Yeah. Definitely a terrible side issue of all of this. I have people in my own family that are in need of surgeries or to see specialists and they are unable to do so right now. The other side of...
  71. I think it depends on where you live in terms of...

    I think it depends on where you live in terms of whether or not we have accomplished the mission of not having the hospitals overrun. I know one of the major ones here has multiple floors dedicated...
  72. Funny. I organize my books like that, after...

    Funny. I organize my books like that, after alphabetical by author and by type.

    Once, while browsing a goodwill, I got obsessed with their books. I spent about an hour organizing them. I...
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    Sunday we had grilled asparagus wrapped in...

    Sunday we had grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a slice of parmesan. It was fantastic!
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    Stir fried pineapple pork. used the leftover...

    Stir fried pineapple pork. used the leftover pork tenderloin from last night and some veggies that were in the fridge...peppers, onions, carrots, asparagus and some pineapple. It was yummy.
  75. I have. Maybe not out loud. But I have.

    I have. Maybe not out loud. But I have.
  76. I expect the same from lawyers. I don't always...

    I expect the same from lawyers. I don't always get it. I've had an attorney tell me to go 'f yourself' while we were in a courtroom. He mouthed the words so the record didn't pick it up. Yes,...
  77. She was probably naive about the general public...

    She was probably naive about the general public caring so much about a moment of frustration. I never say never in terms of what I might or might not say in a given moment of frustration. I like to...
  78. Meh. Tensions are high. online shaming her for...

    Meh. Tensions are high. online shaming her for a moment of sheer frustration at the stupidity of some teenagers is over the top. I hope she doesn't suffer any employment issues over this.
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    Tonight was steaks on the grill, roasted...

    Tonight was steaks on the grill, roasted potatoes, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and couscous salad. Delicious.
  80. my mom as well.

    my mom as well.
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    Filipino food.

    Filipino food.
  82. Interesting.

    Interesting.
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    Stynx music video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYL7eLppVM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR23 EOUIFSctt0930vE6dTRGU3IKwJe_P3R_rRPdESuG8ZvyJnXz8L 5dkpc
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    They don't even really go to private schools. ...

    They don't even really go to private schools. They stay in motels, working as maids, etc., and then read the L.Ron Hubbard crap at night.
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    Read Leah Remini's book about growing up as a...

    Read Leah Remini's book about growing up as a Scientologist. That is their education.
  86. Thread: Meme

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    I needed the explanation as well.

    I needed the explanation as well.
  87. Thread: Chester

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    I just took a look. It's a few blocks east of...

    I just took a look. It's a few blocks east of Veterans Memorial Park, between 5th and 6th street. It's Jeffrey, not Jefferson. Looking at the census in 1940, it looks like a mix of primarily...
  88. Thread: Chester

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    I don't know the sections of chester, but the...

    I don't know the sections of chester, but the greats lived at 214 Jefferson.
  89. Thread: Chester

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    Frosty, when did "your people" get there? On my...

    Frosty, when did "your people" get there? On my father's side, they lived there and then in Linwood. My great grandfather worked for Westinghouse. He was crushed to death when a large metal beam...
  90. Thread: Chester

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    Thanks. I will definitely watch this. Such a...

    Thanks. I will definitely watch this. Such a shame. Did you know that until the 70's, the legal community was mostly centered in Chester? By the end of the 70's almost all of them moved out,...
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    She probably blamed off white people somewhere.

    She probably blamed off white people somewhere.
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    I make it jyst as oatmeal..with an apple in the...

    I make it jyst as oatmeal..with an apple in the insrantpot its delicious. I just didn't know if I could substitute the steelcut in other recipes bc it's not rolled or quick cooking.
  93. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-L0NpaErkk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-L0NpaErkk
  94. Thread: Meme

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    I was very lucky with my public school teachers. ...

    I was very lucky with my public school teachers. My parents didn't teach me to read. I just learned it. Probably because my parents read to us every night and my sister was two years older than me....
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    What kind of oatmeal, steel cut or other? I have...

    What kind of oatmeal, steel cut or other? I have a ton of steel cut and thought I'd make something with it, but I have no idea what!
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    Yeah. My grandfather, born in 1915, finished the...

    Yeah. My grandfather, born in 1915, finished the 9th grade. He was proud of that, as none of his brothers got that far before working in the mines. He could honestly build just about anything. ...
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    My grandfather could fix anything. It stunned...

    My grandfather could fix anything. It stunned him that my father could not. My grandmother wouldn't let me buy a new $10 hair curling iron. My grandfather would spend 2 hours to fix that rather...
  98. Why are the other candidates still on the ballot?

    Why are the other candidates still on the ballot?
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    I wouldn't be surprised if this was the Pope to...

    I wouldn't be surprised if this was the Pope to do it. But I also don't expect them to paint over the Sistine Chapel just to save on renovation costs.
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    Id be disappointed if the Pope didn't call to...

    Id be disappointed if the Pope didn't call to feed the hungry, clothe the poor and take care of the earth.
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