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  1. Everything in moderation, my friend!! They...

    Everything in moderation, my friend!!

    They have closed the liquor stores in PA...hence the line at Total Wine in Delaware (although it's often popular and this isn't the first time the troopers...
  2. Yeah. I would call her an attention whore. But...

    Yeah. I would call her an attention whore. But I use that phrase in a lighter sense than the stand alone.

    Poor Anderson. Imagine if that were a man doing it to a woman, the outcry. He was so...
  3. Yep, I'm like you. I'm not a teetotaler. I...

    Yep, I'm like you. I'm not a teetotaler. I actually love a cocktail, and would love one right now. I could find some wine around here, if I wanted it (and I kind of do, since I'm going to do a...
  4. It's the apocalypse!! But yeah, it makes...

    It's the apocalypse!!

    But yeah, it makes sense. People are not just grabbing meds and a badly needed new bra. They are going there because they can. I get it. I shop a lot. I've been to the...
  5. I agree with Mark.

    I agree with Mark.
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    I couldn't even watch the animals being in pens. ...

    I couldn't even watch the animals being in pens. I'm glad I turned it off before I saw anything else. Horrifying.
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    34) Giving up sweet before the quarantine began...

    34) Giving up sweet before the quarantine began was an excellent idea;
    35) Someone needs to invent birth control for plastic ware
    36) I didn't realize just how exhausted I was until I was forced to...
  8. Thread: Memories

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    Great story, Gramps. Thanks.

    Great story, Gramps. Thanks.
  9. Thread: Memories

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    I assume so. I've never heard differently and I...

    I assume so. I've never heard differently and I know that they were very important in the lives of their grandchildren (my mother and uncle specifically). In particular, my great grandfather always...
  10. Thread: Memories

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    One set of my great grandparents were from...

    One set of my great grandparents were from Italy..more specifically one from Sicily and one from Naples. The g grandfather came here first. He saved up enough to send for a wife. My g grandmother...
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    We just had a small crisis with respect to one of...

    We just had a small crisis with respect to one of my sister's meds. We didn't realize that the prescription ran out and it took a couple of days to get someone from her doctor's office to write...
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    What does she mean by excess? :) But yeah, I...

    What does she mean by excess? :) But yeah, I get it. No hoarding in a time of crisis. In my defense, I also think I misread what I was buying. When I checked, I realized that the "product" was 2...
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    So I just checked my amazon account. I did...

    So I just checked my amazon account. I did indeed order the bleach. And now it's marked as "unavailable and unknown when or if it will become available again". Looks like it was a smart move. ...
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    Well, that is technically flavored water!

    Well, that is technically flavored water!
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    Panic ordering during a time of crisis

    Sooo....apparently I panic ordered a few things over the last couple of weeks in preparation for scarcity of some essentials. We won't get into the various food groups this included. But today I am...
  16. Thread: Amish

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    The "Amish Mafia" run that place, Frosty!! Gotta...

    The "Amish Mafia" run that place, Frosty!! Gotta get in good with them if you expect a decent stall.
  17. I'm not really sure. I guess the history of it.

    I'm not really sure. I guess the history of it.
  18. I've always wanted to go to Guam.

    I've always wanted to go to Guam.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZngGIw5ONWE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZngGIw5ONWE
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    Under normal conditions, how long is this trip?

    Under normal conditions, how long is this trip?
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    One i ordered took about 5 days, including the...

    One i ordered took about 5 days, including the weekend to get here. The 2nd one was ordered friday and here today. The bottle water, however, took almost 2 weeks.
  22. Such a loss.

    Such a loss.
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    My co-workers children are required to have a...

    My co-workers children are required to have a laptop for school. They're in public schools outside of Philadelphia. But I did ask her if she was set up for "homeschool" and did she need anything. ...
  24. Thread: Wow

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    Wow. I remember an economics class where one...

    Wow. I remember an economics class where one girl was very offended by capitalism and argued for socialism. It was an honors class. She dropped out of the program because other students referred...
  25. Governor shut us down today. We'll see where we...

    Governor shut us down today. We'll see where we go from here.
  26. Put the chili fixins in the crockpot before...

    Put the chili fixins in the crockpot before leaving for work this morning. Everyone else will wake up to the smell of some yummy.
  27. I gave up sweets and potatoes for Lent. I'm...

    I gave up sweets and potatoes for Lent. I'm trying to rationalize if this pandemic is crisis enough to give up my give ups!

    Stopped by the grocery store this morning before going to work. Well...
  28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2JtsVumFA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2JtsVumFA
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    Yeah, I don't think we'll be having any more...

    Yeah, I don't think we'll be having any more hearings until after April. I had something scheduled for Thursday and it was rescheduled for today, via phone conference. Interesting side note. We...
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    Substance abuse, for those so unfortunate to have...

    Substance abuse, for those so unfortunate to have an abuse disorder, can not simply "take it off the table". It's not merely willpower that allows some of us to engage in recreational drinking (or...
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    Well, the issue is two-fold, I think. One...they...

    Well, the issue is two-fold, I think. One...they are trying to protect their employees and the general public, so it does help with "flattening the curve". As for domestic violence, yep it...
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    Our courthouse is now closed for 2 days. Not...

    Our courthouse is now closed for 2 days. Not really sure about the thought process behind that. The PJ is going to the Supreme Court to ask for something, but it was not really made clear what he...
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    Congrats!! Another beautiful name. I'm so glad...

    Congrats!! Another beautiful name. I'm so glad mother and child are doing well.
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    All Pennsylvania schools to close for 2 weeks.

    All Pennsylvania schools to close for 2 weeks.
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    Rumor has it the Pentagon is in full crisis mode....

    Rumor has it the Pentagon is in full crisis mode. Atmosphere is similar to Post 9/11. Further rumor is that Pennsylvania state services are going to get shut down soon for at least 2 weeks. The...
  36. Thread: Midway

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    Okay. I just finished the other one, so I...

    Okay. I just finished the other one, so I downloaded your recommendation. Will probably start it at some point over the weekend.
  37. Thread: Midway

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    I didn't realize that you had the same interest...

    I didn't realize that you had the same interest in WWII as you do in the Civil War. I am almost finished "reading" (audiobook) 'In Harms Way' about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis right before...
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    Hope all is ok.

    Hope all is ok.
  39. Ginger should be picked on for posting a factual...

    Ginger should be picked on for posting a factual article? You've lost me, Lanie.
  40. I have definitely been washing my hands a lot...

    I have definitely been washing my hands a lot more than I usually do and have been singing the abc song. I also have been more thorough in terms of doing the "surgeon wash" by getting the back of...
  41. I don't bother to look at the market anymore. If...

    I don't bother to look at the market anymore. If Norm is posting about it, I know it's a down day. If he's quiet about it, must be good!
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    Yes, yes I am! :)

    Yes, yes I am! :)
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    Yeah, no thanks. I'm terrified of sharks. Thank...

    Yeah, no thanks. I'm terrified of sharks. Thank you, Grandma for bringing me to see "Jaws" when I was 10.
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    Yeah, the largeness makes a difference. My law...

    Yeah, the largeness makes a difference. My law partner was that way. He was just about 6'1, but a large man with a large presence. I remember watching him in Court one day and something was "off"....
  45. My thought as well.

    My thought as well.
  46. Thread: Lent 2020

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    Lent 2020

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    REFLECTION
    Ash Wednesday

    Did you know that the ashes that you are receiving on your foreheads today come from the burnt palms that we used on Palm Sunday? I...
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    I'm surprised that Sanders is that tall. He...

    I'm surprised that Sanders is that tall. He always seems on the shorter (not short, but not tall) side to me.
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    Yeah. In fairness, my college was pretty bad...

    Yeah. In fairness, my college was pretty bad when it came to alcohol. As in horrifyingly bad. There wasn't much to the town and not much to do other than, well, drink. I'm still shocked that I know...
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    11??? Honestly, I don't think I've had 11...

    11???

    Honestly, I don't think I've had 11 beers over the course of the past 3 years!

    But I am old and I'm practically a teetotaler these days...except for my trips to my alma mater. Something...
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    It was tradition at my college to do the number...

    It was tradition at my college to do the number of shots of your birthday...especially on your 21st. Tequila was involved for mine. For occasions like this, I'm a prepper. Knowing that I would bow...
  51. Thread: Weinstein

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    Why wouldn't you call them?

    Why wouldn't you call them?
  52. Thread: Weinstein

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    Did you call the police?

    Did you call the police?
  53. Thread: Weinstein

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    Can you link to the article please so I can read...

    Can you link to the article please so I can read in context? There were different charges beyond rape and I'd like to try to match the allegations to the convictions.
  54. Thread: Weinstein

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    Let me ask you something, Mark. If someone...

    Let me ask you something, Mark. If someone bigger than you sucker punched you and then called you a worthless piece of shit, what would you do?
  55. Thread: Weinstein

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    You mean like that?

    You mean like that?
  56. Thread: Weinstein

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    Did you hear the testimony or read it? Not the...

    Did you hear the testimony or read it? Not the general allegations, the ones testified to at the trial.
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    I spoke to a couple of people about this this...

    I spoke to a couple of people about this this weekend. Apparently some good work is being done in terms of trying to develop a vaccine, but that is still 12-18 months off. When I asked a direct...
  58. https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/clockwork-metal-co...

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/clockwork-metal-collage-gears-isolated-white-background-62467998.jpg
  59. Again, is he the one who put this issue out on...

    Again, is he the one who put this issue out on the campaign trail? I'll be honest, when I saw the headline, I thought exactly what you thought. Then I read the article. I don't like the guy. At...
  60. Perhaps people could stop calling him a racist...

    Perhaps people could stop calling him a racist murderer while on the campaign trail.
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    Who here called him their personal hero? I have...

    Who here called him their personal hero? I have very few heroes, and most of them are dead.
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    I never said it was heroic. But I also don't...

    I never said it was heroic. But I also don't feel the need to belittle the man. LM does. It's a pattern. The man is black.
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    Manual labor is always hard work. Sure, doing...

    Manual labor is always hard work. Sure, doing the job once while at home doesn't seem like much. Doing it for 8 hours or 12 hours a day is altogether different. But again, focusing on that part of...
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    Why do you look your nose down at working people?...

    Why do you look your nose down at working people? Why is everything an opportunity for you to criticize? Do you not understand the historical moment that this article highlighted? Or are you just...
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    You are a negative nasty racist piece of garbage....

    You are a negative nasty racist piece of garbage.

    Just sayin'
  66. I just saw a recent picture of him. His hair is...

    I just saw a recent picture of him. His hair is almost completely white. So strange to see.
  67. I thought this was interesting. It reminded me...

    I thought this was interesting. It reminded me of me and my grandfather. He was a blue dog Democrat. We argued a lot about politics. And we always ended it with a laugh. We enjoyed the argument...
  68. Chrissie Hynde pens kind letter to Trump, reveals she allowed Rush Limbaugh to use her song

    Chrissie Hynde pens kind letter to Trump, reveals she allowed Rush Limbaugh to use her song
    ...
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    The Man behind the Counter

    The Man Behind the Counter

    In an iconic photo from 60 years ago, four young African American men sit at a Woolworth’s lunch counter and stare resolutely back at the photographer behind them....
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    Tried 2 new things this weekend with the IP. ...

    Tried 2 new things this weekend with the IP. Nothing fancy or earth shattering, but delicious. First, oatmeal. Steel cut oats with 2 chopped apples and the usual spices...cinnamon, pumpkin pie...
  71. I don't know where the country is on that. I...

    I don't know where the country is on that. I know where I am. It doesn't matter to me. I won't vote for someone to be president because they're gay, and I won't withhold my vote from them because...
  72. My sister ended up with MRSA last year while in...

    My sister ended up with MRSA last year while in the hospital. The good thing was that she got private rooms for her entire hospital stay and rehab stay because of it.
  73. Penn State tuition has doubled in today's real...

    Penn State tuition has doubled in today's real dollars.


    https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2015/07/penn_state_tuition.html
  74. You can be proud. You've lost your last friend...

    You can be proud. You've lost your last friend here. Philly out.
  75. Ok. I tried. I should know better.

    Ok. I tried. I should know better.
  76. Yes. But it's like revolting after you've paid...

    Yes. But it's like revolting after you've paid the ridiculous ticket price of 80k for the Mercedes by not paying the car payments. A more effective "revolt" is to not buy the car.

    College can...
  77. In state, but private, so residency matter when...

    In state, but private, so residency matter when it comes to tuition price; there's no "in state" tuition subsidy.
  78. For my alma mater...it was $30k, all in (tuition,...

    For my alma mater...it was $30k, all in (tuition, room and board, not including books, and other extras) for the full 4 years. Now, ticket price is about $240k for those same 4 years, although the...
  79. Funny...the only time I veered slightly from my...

    Funny...the only time I veered slightly from my determined path of heading to law school was when I considered, for a minute, getting my doctorate in Philosophy. I stopped at the Bachelor's Degree. ...
  80. That race could get interesting.

    That race could get interesting.
  81. Benzodiapenes are very dangerous. They're very...

    Benzodiapenes are very dangerous. They're very addicting.
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    I don't think the point of the law is to prohibit...

    I don't think the point of the law is to prohibit destruction of copies of government documents. That charge by some on the internet seems ridiculous. Lack of decorum? Sure. For whatever it's...
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    And rules.

    And rules.
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    You reveal yourself by your accusations.

    You reveal yourself by your accusations.
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    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sotu ...

    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sotu

    "Fired Up. Ready to Go."

    Definitely better than "USA, USA".
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    End of an era.

    End of an era.
  87. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    So it's not relevant to a discussion you're...

    So it's not relevant to a discussion you're having with me. Okay.
  88. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    I don't think we are. But I also don't think his...

    I don't think we are. But I also don't think his manners are flawless, or beautiful or perfect and that was what I was responding to.
  89. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Relevant to a discussion you're having with me,...

    Relevant to a discussion you're having with me, or the imaginary "Trump cultists" you like to talk at here?
  90. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    How is that relevant to what I said?

    How is that relevant to what I said?
  91. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Perhaps it's unclear how much time Mr. Limbaugh...

    Perhaps it's unclear how much time Mr. Limbaugh has to be able to attend and accept such an honor.
  92. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    While I appreciate the similarity between you...

    While I appreciate the similarity between you going to a college event and a transfer of power from one presidential administration to another, I don't think that moment was quite the same. I doubt...
  93. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Her mouth issues weren't as prevalent this year...

    Her mouth issues weren't as prevalent this year as last year, but she really should view some tapes of prior House Speakers and how they acted during the SOTU speech by the opposition. Putting aside...
  94. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    I remember particularly when he left Melania at...

    I remember particularly when he left Melania at the car when he greeted the Obama's on his first day. He doesn't have "beautiful manners" when it comes to his wife.
  95. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Trump does not have "beautiful manners".

    Trump does not have "beautiful manners".
  96. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Of course not. It will eat you from the...

    Of course not.



    It will eat you from the inside out.



    The wide net you cast shows an inability for discernment. That is unfortunate.
  97. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Was Pelosi boorish with her introduction? Would...

    Was Pelosi boorish with her introduction? Would you expect him to shake the hand of someone who led the proceedings to lose his job? I realize the need for you to call anyone that doesn't bow to...
  98. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    This Michigan governor seems nice. She'll never...

    This Michigan governor seems nice. She'll never make it on the national stage. She'll get eaten alive.
  99. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    Yeah. That one and this one on the soldier that...

    Yeah. That one and this one on the soldier that died, and his wife and son there, are making me really sad.
  100. Thread: SOTU 2020

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    what were the women yelling?

    what were the women yelling?
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