General Discussion, Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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  1. Looks like he is defying gravity!!! Love this photo! I hope your sweet Stella is doing well.

    Goodnight all!

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  2. texan59 says:

    Coffee up y’all. Halfway there. πŸ™‚

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    OK, ladies and gent citizens, we lived thru another Tuesday to fight another Wednesday. Don’t waste the gift.

    Liked by 7 people

  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    Yet another statement that defies functional logic:

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| ( and Czarina πŸ™‚ 🍸 )
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (2008 ChΓ’teau Haut Brion)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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    • I love love love bacon, however, that sausage looks pretty darn good today! Decisions are the worst! What the heck… I’ll have bacon AND sausage! Thanks, Nyet for always having breakfast up for us!

      Happy Wednesday, folks! 😊

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    • derk says:

      Mornin’ N,
      Agree with SandandSea, love bacon but, my oh my, those sausages! Excellent breakfast and a big thank you. Have a pleasant and enjoyable day.

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    • michellc says:

      Mornin’!

      I’ve always preferred sausage. lol
      My poor daughter has always loved bacon, has never liked sausage and now she can’t eat bacon, just the smell of bacon has her running to the bathroom. Men just don’t know the sacrifices women make to bring these babies into the world. lol

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      • I can give up a lot of foods. Not bacon. Hopefully she can eat it again after her baby girl is born. We just found out my step-daughter is expecting baby #3!!! She’s just 6 weeks but they’ve already got names picked out!!!! 😳

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        • michellc says:

          This baby has made her really sick, much worse than the first one. She says she’s done, which she’s been saying that since she got pregnant, regardless of what it was.

          Names were always hard for me to pick out and we’d go back and forth almost up until the time they were born. With my last one, we thought he was going to be a girl, so we really didn’t put a lot of thought into a boy name. I changed his middle name after he was born. They brought the paperwork in for his birth certificate and I was alone and did it. Then when my husband returned I asked him if he’d mind changing his middle name. Good thing he was fine with it because I did it anyway. lol

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          • Menagerie says:

            I changed my middle son’s whole name without my husband there. Not like me at all. If he had done that I would have still been fuming. Fortunately, he must have been in a tolerant mood that day. He wasn’t crazy about it, but didn’t make a big deal out of it. When #3 came along, we used the original name. Funny how that works. His name is the one I really like the best now. If I went back in time I’d change the other two.

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            • michellc says:

              The good thing was we were giving him my husband’s middle name and he never really liked his middle name. We just threw it out there because we had came up with a first name and hadn’t came up with a middle name and then they told us after an ultrasound that he was a girl. At that point it became on the off chance they are wrong we need to have a middle name for a boy.

              The only one of my kids I would change their name if I could go back and do it is my oldest son. It’s not so much that it’s a bad name, but over the years I’ve met a lot of people with his name that I can’t stand. lol

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          • That’s no fun. My daughter had a very hard time keeping anything down. It lasted a long time. I was so worried because she was living on crackers and a little juice. Not fun.
            It’s good your husband wasn’t bothered by the name change, as it was a done deal! ;D That’s a great story!

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            • michellc says:

              My daughter is finally getting where she can keep food down now at certain times of the day. I was really worried about her for awhile because she was losing weight and couldn’t eat anything and she was so tired all the time.
              She still throws up several times a day and night, but she’s gaining weight now and is usually able to keep lunch and dinner down.

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              • My daughter had a prescription that helped her. It’s similar to benedryl and it made a big difference for her. I can ask her what it was called. She didn’t want to take it, but she was losing weight as well. I hope things continue to improve for your daughter. Pregnancy is supposed to be joyous, but more often it seems, it’s a struggle to th finish line. (((hugs))) for your daughter!

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                • stella says:

                  I found this article earlier. I wonder if it’s the same thing:

                  Doxylamine, along with vitamin B6, was a component of an anti-nausea pregnancy drug called Bendectin. The manufacturer stopped selling Bendectin in the United States in the 1980s because the company was targeted for lawsuits claiming birth defects. Yet the scientific evidence consistently showed no such negative effects — the manufacturer won all the cases — and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never removed approval for Bendectin. An equivalent drug (Diclectin) has remained available in Canada, and the company that makes it is seeking FDA approval to market the drug in the United States. “When Bendectin was no longer available in the United States, the hospitalization rate dramatically increased for nausea and vomiting, but stayed down in Canada,” Niebyl said.

                  Doxylamine is available without a prescription in Unisom Sleep Tabs, notes Niebyl. The manufacturer does not market the drug as a pregnancy-related aid, but doxylamine has been studied in more than 6,000 patients and found not to cause birth defects, Niebyl said. “It has to be the tabs, not the gel form, which is a different form of antihistamine,” Niebyl emphasized. “The combination of vitamin B6 and the doxylamine in the Unisom sleep tab is almost identical to the combination of active ingredients the FDA had approved for Bendectin. “Again, the FDA never removed approval for Bendectin; the company stopped manufacturing it for financial reasons. Women who want to try doxylamine, in the form of Unisom Sleep Tabs, and vitamin B6 should first consult their personal physician,” she added.

                  http://www.pregnancyandbaby.com/pregnancy/articles/938853/how-to-keep-it-down-not-out

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                  • Thanks, Stella. That is what my daughter was taking. It didn’t stop the nausea/vomiting completely, but lessened the severity of her symptoms. She never wanted to take meds, but sometimes you just have to.

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                • michellc says:

                  My niece had a hard time with her first one. She was in the hospital 3 or 4 times for dehydration. They finally put her on something that helped.
                  My daughter has asked her doctor and she just always says they hate to give anything unless it’s a last resort.

                  They are so darn picky anymore about them taking any prescription meds or even over the counter meds.

                  She had a really good day yesterday though she says she only got sick once and she slept all night without waking up sick. Maybe she’s finally getting past the sickness.

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                  • I think all the lawsuits in the past over meds that harm the baby have caused the docs to exercise extreme caution. The doxylamine that my DD took is considered to be safe. Stella posted info about it.

                    Yay for your DD having a better day! Maybe when she begins her second trimester she’ll feel well and be able to eat again. 😊

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      • lovely says:

        I was sick 9 months for all 3 of my pregnancies. Odors in particular made me sick as a dog. Once I had to leave church because I almost upchucked when I smelled Cheerios,

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        • stella says:

          I was only pregnant the one time, but deathly ill for the first 3 months. I had pernicious vomiting (couldn’t keep water down), until my doctor started giving me B12 shots. I was still sick, but I could eat.

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          • michellc says:

            They have told her all along to take B12 vitamins and I haven’t been able to understand why they wouldn’t give her shots. She told her doctor several times that she just throws up her vitamins.
            She was doing the same even throwing up liquids, it didn’t matter water, juice, coke, sprite. I was really worried about her and bought her pedialyte popsicles thinking maybe she could keep that down and she’d even throw them up.

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        • That’s awful!!! 😦

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          • lovely says:

            Thanks for the sympathetic ear 😊. It was worth it but my two older daughters were quite mortified when I would dry heave in the grocery store. The husband did a lot of cooking, they ate out (a lot πŸ™„) . I ate crackers before I got out of bed which helped a bit.

            With my first I took prenatal vitamins, high in iron of course, which made me deathly ill, I ended up being severely anemic which I may have been before the pregnancy.

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            • Glad to listen. I can’t remember having the nausea too severely, I had other issues that landed me on total bedrest for months with my pregnancies. It was sure hard watching my sweet daughter go through the endless stomach stuff much of last year. To me it’s a miracle that babies can be born totally healthy after all that.
              My daughter would agree with you… all worth it! 😊

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              • lovely says:

                It is amazing isn’t it? Maybes friend’s daughter in law is pregnant! I’m so excited 😊.

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                • michellc says:

                  Women go through a lot to bring the babies into the world, but you almost forget all of it when you look at your little miracle. Then they become teenagers and you wonder if it was worth it. lol

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                • Pregnancy isn’t easy, but it is beautiful and precious. A wonderful gift and I’m always in awe of it. Getting to see the sonograms and feeling those kicks and rolls and adorable baby hiccups. It’s pure sweetness and nothing else compares. Congrats to your bestie!!! πŸ™‚

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        • michellc says:

          I was only like that with my first one. I was puking my guts out on the way to the hospital and all during my extremely short time there before she was born.
          She did though pay me back and was the easiest baby I had.

          My last one I never puked and nothing made me sick. If he had been my first baby I don’t think I would have had a second though as difficult as he was to have.

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          • lovely says:

            My first one I had 36 hours of labor, her heart rate dropped to 78 and the whole room went crazy. I ended up with an emergency c-section. My pediatrician who I met before the child was born said something like, you’ll know everything is going great because you won’t see me in the delivery room. But she ended up in there, pulled her mask down to say hi πŸ™„ .

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            • michellc says:

              I was wishing with him they’d do a c-section and found out after the fact they thought they were going to have to take him.

              I never asked for pain medication with the first two, but with him I was begging them to just knock me out and wake me when it was over. lol

              It made it worse with it being my third because I knew I shouldn’t be having contractions one on top of the other and that strong for that many hours. I knew they knew it as well as they were in there with everyone gathered around the ultrasound screen and all of their whispering out in the hall.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Indeed, sausage looks good with the bacon. I am in the UK on business and looking forward to my English cooked breakfast tomorrow (although I’ll pass on the gross mushrooms and slimy stewed tomatoes).

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    • lovely says:

      Good afternoon Nyet πŸ™‚

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    • Col (R) Ken says:

      Thanks Nye!!! For keeping a plate warm!!!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. stella says:

    This Day in History: The Wright Brothers create a β€œpractical” aircraft

    NOTE: This took place six months before my mother was born, on April 10, 1906. She used to say that her life spanned from the days of the horse and buggy to the space age.

    http://www.taraross.com/2016/10/this-day-in-history-the-wright-brothers-create-a-practical-aircraft/

    On this day in 1905, Wilbur Wright makes a record-setting airplane flight. His Flyer III would stay in the air for more than 38 minutes. It was the longest flight yet! Indeed, that 24-mile flight was then a world record.

    Perhaps most importantly to Wilbur and his brother Orville, the flight proved their Flyer III to be the first β€œpractical” airplane.

    As with any great entrepreneurs, the Wright brothers’ story is one of hard work, successβ€”and failure. Naturally, those early failures proved critical in making the later successes possible.

    The Flyer III flight came less than two years after the Wright brothers’ famous first flight at Kitty Hawk. That first flight had stayed in the air for all of 12 seconds! But on the fourth and final try for the day, Wilbur kept the plane airborne for just under a minute.

    The day started well, but it ended on a bit of a sour note. After Wilbur’s last flight, the plane was caught and wrecked in a sudden gust of wind. It was just the first of many trials that the Wright brothers would face during the course of the next two years.

    And yet they persevered…

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  8. derk says:

    Good Morning to you all.
    Must say, Pence was STELLAR last night. Good job, and good

    pick.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct2GtxEWIAA21RK.jpg

    Have a great day all of you other Stellar types.

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  9. stella says:

    State Police raid Indy office in growing voter fraud case

    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/04/state-police-raid-indy-office-growing-voter-fraud-case/91540816/

    Indiana State Police investigators on Tuesday searched a voter registration agency on Indianapolis’ north side as they look into a voter fraud case that spans nine counties.

    The investigation began in late August when police learned of the filing of fraudulent voter registration forms in Marion and Hendricks counties.

    The investigation has expanded from Marion and Hendricks counties to include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties, according to a statement from State Police.

    Police said the growing number of involved counties leads investigators to believe that the number of fraudulent records might be in the hundreds.

    The possible fraudulent information is a combination of fake names, addresses and dates of birth with real information.

    As part of the expanded investigation, State Police detectives served a search warrant for the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project in the 2400 block of North Meridian Street.

    The search warrant was served Tuesday morning, police said. The results of the search are not being released, and the affidavit and search warrant will remain sealed for 30 days.

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  10. Menagerie says:

    Have I missed discussion on this gem in Massachusetts? Sorry if it’s already been posted. Soon, our faithful clergy, and some of us lay people are going to jail for being honest. And refusing to back down or lie or deny reality.

    You can call a man a woman if you want to. I’m not going to accommodate your reality.

    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/dsiggins/shocking-new-law-takes-effect-in-massachusetts

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  11. Wooly Phlox says:

    Good news: The SJW-infected and fully converged Wikipedia has been successfully forked.

    https://infogalactic.com

    No more, they said. No more.

    SJW Twitter now has an alternative, as well.

    https://gab.ai/

    Both are in their very early phases, but both will be impervious to SJW attempts to take over and censor or alter truth to Leftist conformity.

    Facebook is next. If all three want to marginalize and ridicule half their user base?

    Okay!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Ah yes, back to Wiki’s original concept…allowing any nut with a tinfoil beanie to have a forum.
      Finally we have a choice again! The Leftist nuts or the nut-nuts.

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    News is showing in-store surveillance camera video of a black gunman attacking and beating the clerk in a gas station right by our old house in NOLA. Gunman beat him before and after he got the money, clerk went to hospital with a broken jaw.
    Yet another example of guuuunnnnn violennnnnnce. Had not that evil firearm seduced that young man he’d have continued his studies in nuclear physics, instead the sinister seductive powers of gun grease and blued steel claimed another innercity victim.
    Prior to Katrina any violent incidents at that location were so few I can’t even recall one, the thug violence stayed a mile or two up the road by the projects and section-8 apartments. Post Katrina the gas stations, and more than a few customers pumping gas, have been robbed there. Most likely due to huge numbers of guns slithering into the area after dark and warping those young men’s moral values.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      NOPD Chief, in commenting on this robbery, heavily stressed that if you are mugged here you should never resist and always give the mugger everything he demands. Then again, the present city administration did say they were exploring innovative ways of bringing new sources of income into the innercity area.

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