General Discussion, Thursday, September 28, 2017

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  1. Col(R)Ken says:

    Morning Everyone!!!!!!!! Doing my profit/loss statements………another cup of BRC with a fresh slice of blueberry pie……

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/media/hugh-hefner/index.html

    News is reporting that Hugh’s a stiff now, an icon of women’s rights taken from us so young. Generations of teenage boys salute you, Hef, you were our entertainment before internet porn.

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  3. ImpeacEmAll says:

    Thankful Thursday… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Well, more disappointed than thankful; but at least now know the reason Trump backed a GOPe loser. Thankfully, Judge Roy won the primary. Will be equally thankful if he wins the special election. Time for Trump to back a winner for MAGA in Alabama. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Nolte: Luther Strange Endorsement
    Is Just Latest Awful Advice
    Trump Received from Jared Kushner

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/27/brand-damage-jared-kushner-sails-trump-rocks/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_content=links&utm_campaign=20170927

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    • Oh. i thought the Republicans got hammered because of the behavior of the Republicans on the Hill presently. Depending on who wins the primary that’s coming up in my state in the future, I might be staying home.

      Looks like Trump needs to send Jared home, at least. Sounds like his advice isn’t doing much good.

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    • stella says:

      That’s the “story”. I don’t believe it. I think Trump backed Strange in exchange for a promise from McConnell. There was never a question that Moore would win. He was well ahead in the polls before any endorsement took place.

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    • lovely says:

      President Trump’s endorsement obviously made him uncomfortable, if it really was Jared steering him into the GOP arms I’m sure our savvy president is coming to the awareness that some folks make better son-in-laws than advisors.

      Remember during his rally for Strange, Trump said

      โ€œWe have to be loyal in life,โ€ Trump said. โ€œThere is something called loyalty, and I might have made a mistake and Iโ€™ll be honest, I might have made a mistake.โ€……… โ€œBy the way, both good men and you know what, I told Luther โ€ฆ if his opponent wins, Iโ€™m going to be here campaigning like hell for him.โ€

      And the crowd roared.

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      • Col(R)Ken says:

        There is a passage in the Old Testament, about a son or member of your house will betray you……can’t seem to remember….

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      • michellc says:

        I’m just going to agree with Rush on this one and say that Trumpism is bigger than Trump and not worry about why he supported him.

        I’ve been reading comments by anti-Trump people that Trump brought up NFL to turn attention to them and off the fact that he backed a losing candidate, still has the same guy heading IRS, no charges against Lois Lerner, Obama, Hillary, etc., failure to repeal Obamacare, DACA, no wall.

        I cannot lie and say I’m not hugely disappointed in Sessions and I’m not too thrilled with keeping the IRS guy and I’m certainly not thrilled with DACA. When it comes to Obamacare though, I put the blame where it belongs and it’s not with Trump. If DACA ends up being what Lankford and the other guy have out there, I will be pissed if Trump signs it. As for the wall, I didn’t expect it to be built overnight.

        I was not voting for a perfect man and didn’t expect I’d always agree with him, I was a one issue voter and that was immigration and still say give him time and see if he gets it done. I never thought any of this would be easy, lots of people who hate us and I still say that’s what it boils down to, it’s not Trump they hate, it is us they hate. Trump is just our voice.
        As for the NFL crap, fans started turning off NFL when that idiot last year started this disrespect to our flag and country. That had nothing to do with Trump. Trump said what most people thought, if the NFL had not decided they needed to come out as united against Trump and the country, there would not be the backlash.

        Plus, I get so tired of people acting like all of us are too damn stupid to pay attention to more than one thing at a time.

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  5. Sharon says:

    Good stuff from Juan Brown re both Oroville repairs and C-130s flying to Puerto Rico.

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  6. Lucille says:

    If you’ve got an extra couple of million, here’s a nice little spot ready for purchase…unfortunately the castle was a complete rebuild a century+ ago….

    A British Castle Surrounded By Centuries of Historyโ€”And 32 Acres of Land
    The property on which Otterburn Castle stands can be traced back to William the Conqueror
    BY MATEO TATE
    https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/73813-a-british-castle-surrounded-by-centuries-of-history-and-32-acres-of-land

    http://www.castlesfortsbattles.co.uk/north_east/otterburn_castle.html

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  7. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  8. G-d&Country says:

    Good Morning Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a beautiful Great Pyrenees at the page top. They are a wonderful breed. Also a beautiful castle pic.
    Hope everyone has been doing well. Quite a spread for BF Nyet – I’ll have blueberry scones please. They are one of my favoritest things for BF.
    Our 5 day tree cut turned into almost 3 weeks of having almost 200 trees cut. We had more huge pines within strike distance than we could originally see because the forest was so thick. The pines are not very stable because the roots do not go deep, and we had 75/80 foot pines 30 feet from the house. What is amazing to us is that it does not give us that big a back yard (although trees were cut on the sides of the house as well). Now we go out our back door and look like vampires holding up our hands against the sunlight that never used to reach the house.
    In honor of the gift of trees on Thankful Thursday, here are 2 paintings by Shishkin (he did the bears in forest painting previously posted). Some of his paintings almost look like photographs. The first is The Mast Tree Grove. The second is a close-up of a tree trunk. He was an amazing painter of trees and forests.
    https://imgur.com/XF3ywkv
    https://imgur.com/NjFjQFy
    Thank you all for your joyful and informative posts. I am so far behind in getting ready for a family get together in a couple of weeks because of the “tree cutting marathon”, I must run. I think of you all every day, and hope God Blesses you, and keeps you in the palm of His hand.
    Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Menagerie says:

    Just when you need it most, God sends you a sign of his love.

    http://www.delish.com/restaurants/videos/a55628/wtf-whiskey-pickles-video/

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Lol – Mornin’ kids!

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  11. So, I think Southwest apologized for something they shouldn’t have. I could be wrong, but that story about the woman with the alleged life threatening allergy who got forcibly removed from the plane doesn’t sit right with me.

    WHY did she not mention this to someone when she bought the ticket? Rather than wait until she was on the plane to bring it up? (I think the other reason this irks me is because a couple years ago there was a story of a little girl who was supposed to be deathly allergic to peanuts and her parents didn’t mention that, again, until they were on the plane. So, the flight attendant simply inconvenienced everyone else on the plane by telling them not to eat anything that had peanuts in it. The parents of this kid got eaten alive on Facebook by other parents who pointed out that they took responsibility for their child’s well being by telling the people they scheduled the flight with what the need was so that other customers would know ahead of time not to bring anything with peanuts in it and could plan accordingly.)

    I try not to inconvenience people with my diabetes. It’s not always possible, but I try. And I try and be considerate of others, like not checking my blood sugar where someone who’s afraid of blood might see it and be upset. I try to be discreet about stuff like that. And I try and be responsible about making the accommodations that I know I need. Preferably ahead of time, not at the exact moment I need them.

    I guess my thought is, this is the passenger’s fault, because she didn’t feel the need to let anyone know when she bought the ticket that she had this problem. Maybe all of this could have been avoided if she had spoken up before she got on the plane.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Interesting, being a diabetic myself I pay scant attention to the inconvenience I cause others. I will excuse myself or inconspicuously to do my blood glucose check on those rare occasions I do one when eating out…but then Mississippi is the diabetes capital of the known universe and the restaurant menus reflect that so if you’re eating out…go with it.
      I usually smile politely and accomodate friends who are MSM, gluten or whatever the latest pop life-threatening condition is, after all, it’s an outing. While I’m looking thru the standard menu of deep fried carbs with cholesterol sauce it’s diverting to watch them picking thru theirs and asking if the Chinese food has MSM or if the lobster is gluten free.
      If you’re on insulin it gets a bit trickier, some folks are squeamish about one shooting up in view, but if they want your presence at the function they should make adjustments if they don’t want it interrupted by EMTs and an ambulance. My compromise to that is agreeing to meet at their choice of places that could send me into a coma if they politely ignore my taking the steps needed to keep from going into said coma.

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      • I’m a T1, and the pump is such a better option then shots, lemme just say.

        I will always check my sugar if I need too, but I try, for example, to keep my meter on my lap and not on the table, and use hand sanitizer when I’m done testing.

        Part of my issue with this whole fiasco is is probably due to my sheer frustration with having spent my whole life trying to be viewed not as “Rhea the Diabetic” but “Rhea the Writer” or some other more positive attribute. Now I seem to see the reverse around me, where people want to let their handicaps define them. It’s irritating.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          T2 and I’ve managed to keep it at one metformin a day. I let my friends know I’m diabetic more as a scheduling tool than anything else, prevents those group lunches from vei g scheduled at Baskin-Robbins.
          Out here there are so many diabetics, not to forget veterans and workers in hazardous jobs, who have disabilities that it’s not really much of an issue. In the city though I’ve noticed having some benign decorater condition is right up there with having a Gucci bag. It’s something I have to live with/despite as I ain’t got much of a choice.

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          • “T2 and Iโ€™ve managed to keep it at one metformin a day.”

            Congratulations.

            Being on insulin, I can have ice cream if I want to correct for it. French fries are such a pain, though, that I don’t even bother. (Which is depressing because Chik-fil-A has the best fries and I can’t eat them anymore!!)

            “In the city though Iโ€™ve noticed having some benign decorater condition is right up there with having a Gucci bag. Itโ€™s something I have to live with/despite as I ainโ€™t got much of a choice.”

            And that’s what makes it irritating. They use their fake conditions to get special treatment, too. It irritated me in college that so many people had faked ways to get accommodations. Me, i was so happy when I didn’t have to use my accommodations.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              If you want to try an infrequent fry binge look at a product called Phase Two, it’s an extract of white beans. If you want to try it you can get it at GNC, not terribly expensive but it’s close and if it doesn’t work you can return it. I carry mine when I know I’m going someplace that drips processed carbs and even breathing the air can raise my blood sugar ten points. Alternative is white beans and fries…and I think I can make that work.

              Yeah, dem speshuh peoples who need speshuh accommodations because they believe they have a lactose intolerance (“waiter, you mean you don’t have soy or almond milk? What about the ADA?”) or are gluten intolerance (“waiter, is this bread pudding gluten free?). For them I’m tempted to do my blood sugar check via arterial puncture.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      This woman was wrong in that she did not have her own epi-pens or other meds.
      “WHY did she not mention this to someone when she bought the ticket? Rather than wait until she was on the plane to bring it up?”
      I have multiple, severe allergies and asthma, and just had to deal with this last year to fly from NH to TX to see a specialist. There is a difference in how you are treated if you have a food allergy versus an airborne allergy. I have both. My food allergies are not to the extreme that others can’t eat the food around me or I get sick, so I just brought all my own food. You ARE supposed to list food allergies when booking if you are going to eat the food or you have food allergies so severe other people eating makes you sick.
      My experience in spending HOURS AND HOURS on the websites and phone talking with the “specialist help” people at the airlines is that they really do NOT want you on the plane if you have airborne allergies. My triggers are people who bathe in strong colognes that trigger my asthma, and with the possibility of someone bringing a cat (or some other supposed service animal) on board. I was told to bring epi-pens and whatever meds I need, and to wear a mask. They tell you you can not bring oxygen on board, and the oxygen concentrators do not filter out the allergens. They will not tell a person with a service animal or even a pet to leave – they tell you to get off. It really upsets me that somehow a person (me) is subordinated to a pet!
      As far as “service” animals go – it has gotten ridiculous. You can go on the internet and buy a “doctors” letter saying your animal is a “service” animal. You can also buy a pet vest that says “service animal”. Coming home from TX there was a young woman with a poorly controlled large dog in a tattered “service” vest lunging at people and their luggage – even sticking it’s face inside their luggage, but she had that letter, so they had to let her on the plane. She could barely hold the large dog in place during the flight. I understand the need for assistance dogs for the blind and handicapped. I even thought of perhaps fostering a dog for training myself. I would not have a problem being on a plane with a well behaved, NECESSARY service animal, but go on the web and search for the crazy emotional support animals brought on planes. I do not see why I can not fly because someone can’t fly without an alpaca. My friend is terrified of flying. She takes a Valium. She does not inconvenience everyone else on board.
      This woman was wrong in not having her own meds. The airlines are wrong in not better controlling what animals are allowed on board for what reasons. The airlines are really wrong for kicking off paying customers for a pet. In general the airlines just do not want allergenic people on board.

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      • My DD has life threatening food/chemical allergies and it’s very limiting. For her it means there’s only a couple of restaurants she can go to and church is near impossible with perfumes and cologne. She does have her epi pen with her at all times.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Just said a little prayer for her. I understand. I think some people, not all, who do not have this problem do not understand. They think it’s all psychological. It is not. I have actual, medical, verifiable test results for my condition.
          Also I think that when people turn from God who says WE the people should help EACH OTHER towards saying it’s the governments responsibility to help others not mine, it hardens hearts to those who are disabled. This one belief of not individually helping others and passing it off of the individual to the government has caused many more problems than I have the time to list here.
          By the way: I went to a Ben Carson speech, and he was asked about government taking care of, I think it was a Down’s Syndrome adult, once the parents had died. He said “No”. It was the responsibility of the family, churches and charities, not the government. Many were surprised.

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          • Thank you, G & C. Based on your recent posts about the trees giving you problems, I felt like you would truly understand. It’s a real problem, because she can’t take medications and my biggest fear has always been her asthma was going to get so bad she was hospitalized. Nobody would know what to do for her. God bless! She’ll be glad to know she’s not alone with her challenges. BTW, did you go to the Environmental Health Center in Dallas for your testing?

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            • G-d&Country says:

              Oh my gosh – Yes. Did I mention that or have you gone there, if you don’t mind me asking? That testing, and the ALF make a huge difference to me.

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              • I worked there many years ago, but my mom has been a patient there since the mid 80’s of Dr. Rea. I actually guessed that’s why you came to Dallas. People come from all over the world to see Dr. Rea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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                • G-d&Country says:

                  Oh my gosh! I spent a month there in spring 2000. I had such an awful experience flying back [1], I never went on a plane again until last year to go see Dr Rea again. He must be in his 80’s now, and I worry about what will happen when he dies. He is so amazingly brilliant and knowledgeable. I wonder if the center will close. I really hate I have to go back every 2 years now. They opened another center – but it’s in Germany!
                  The rotation diet is really helpful even if you can’t get allergy tested for food – but then you know that ๐Ÿ˜‰
                  As to your DD not being able to take meds – yes I have a shorter list of true severe allergies, and a longer list of “adverse reactions”, meaning I gasp for air, get hives, temperature, migraine, and turn bright red, but don’t die. I have a printed list of what works, what doesn’t, and the reaction symptoms. I also carry my own silicone tubing and mask with me at all times. I don’t travel much obviously, and am going to meet with the emt’s in town about not forcing vinyl tubing/mask on me (throat swells shut). My primary doc understands my condition, and is well respected at the hospital. Getting to know the emt’s, primary doc, and hospital is important.
                  I pray DD stays safe.
                  [1] (I was having a reaction to strong cologne on a completely full plane, and was unable to switch seats. I spent the whole time praying my throat would not swell shut).

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                  • DD used to have a medic alert bracelet, but she needs a new one as her allergies have changed, plus she’s allergic to metal. โ˜น๏ธ

                    I can imagine it would be hard to travel, I know my DD really can’t. She’s done her education mostly online for years (she’s working on her bachelors degree), because she was too sick to function at school. She lived in the nurse’s office, so we pulled her out her sophomore year of high school and started online homeschool program. It turned out to be a huge blessing, not only because her health improved, but also because her grades soared once she was out of the school building that was making her so sick.

                    Very few people understand how debilitating allergies like hers can be, I know that you understand completely. My DD’s issues are hereditary from my mom and her paternal grandmother, too. Double whammy. My mother, for years, would try to explain her issues to people and many thought she was exaggerating or just weird. I think more people understand it now. I’m sorry you have the burden and challenges you do, but know that you have a friend who truly understands. God bless, G & C! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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                • G-d&Country says:

                  Thank you sandandsea for your kind and heartfelt sentiments below (there was no more reply button below).
                  How wonderful your DD has improved since leaving that sick building ๐Ÿ™‚ Dr Rea’s treatments are helpful, however if you live, work, or go to school in a sick building, you severely decrease the effectiveness of any meds.
                  There are silicone bands you can write your allergies on instead of metal ones. At times I am too swollen to fit them on my wrist so I actually fit a lot of info on a band I made of contact paper, and then covered both sides with clear tape.
                  Part of my over active immune system comes from heredity, part from growing up living between 3 superfund sites. Even in a major medical area like Boston, there really are not that many doctors that treat diseases such as these. May God Bless you and your family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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            • G-d&Country says:

              I did not ask in my earlier reply because it at first seemed nosy, but can she get allergy shots? I hope so.

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      • I agree that there needs to be better rules about service animals, but I suspect I know where that will end up too: people will doctor shop until they find one who finally concedes that the person needs one. And if they do need an animal, it should always be a dog, not a mini horse, or a pig, or any other barnyard or exotic animal.

        You at least brought your meds. This woman could not provide a doctor’s note – to be fair, I can’t either, but I can provide alternate proof, like the insulin pump that I’m joined at the hip to (this is actually sometimes how we diabetics ID each other is by the pump) and all of my medical supplies. In the worse case scenario I guess I would get off the plane, call my doctor’s office, and have them fax a letter to the airport or email it to me so I could have it on my phone, rather then sit there and throw a fit and claim that I’m going to have a severe reaction if I stay on the plane with the animals but then refuse to get off. That part also raises a red flag: if her allergy was that severe and she knew there was a trigger on board the plane, why did she insist that she should be allowed to remain on the flight? Doesn’t a person’s health come first and foremost?

        I notice that more and more people don’t try to work out any problems their disabilities cause them. They just expect everyone to jump when they say so.

        To borrow an example from you: I would not view being asked to refrain from wearing any body spray or perfume on the day of my flight as a problem if I was told when I booked the ticket not to wear any. I don’t view that as an issue. I don’t bathe in my perfume, but I’ve been around people who do, and it’s irritating regardless of whether or not you’re allergic. I would be upset if I wasn’t told until I boarded that I wasn’t supposed to wear any perfume.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Yes the supposed emotional support animal situation is ridiculous. I appreciate your willingness to not wear perfume if told ahead of time, and acknowledge preparing ahead of time helps the situation greatly. I personally know of instances where people have refused or purposely sprayed someone with cologne just to see them react.
          The woman in the story did not take responsibility for what she could control by properly preparing. I did not know anything about a doctor’s letter in her situation. I was told by my doctor that if all the precautions and meds I brought along did not work, to leave the plane and go to a doctor we selected beforehand in the cities near the airports. It does take A LOT of preparation, but it’s better than dying.
          I do not expect everyone to jump when I say so. I do a great deal of prep, and everything I and my doctors can think of to make travel safe. My big thing is actually NOT directly related to this story, but what I was told by phone with airline that I would have to leave the plane, not the non-necessary animal. (and as far as I’m concerned emotional support animals are not more necessary than me being able to breathe.) How many flights am I supposed to leave? How many connecting flights am I supposed to miss because of people wanting to basically have their pets fly with perhaps for free or reduced cost?
          She did not do things ahead of time as she should have. I did everything ahead of time as I should have. It does not matter to the airlines. If you are the allergic paying customer – you leave the plane, even if you did everything right ahead of time.

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          • =O Spraying someone with perfume without their express permission is just rude, regardless of whether or not they have an allergy.

            According to the story I saw last night, Southwest asked for medical ID that would prove the allergy and she didn’t have any.

            I appreciate your willingness to acknowledge that there was more that this woman should have done. I think if the airport had known ahead of time about this problem, I would be more upset with them for not coming up with another solution, perhaps not allowing the person with the service dog on that flight by putting a notice on the website that the flight would not be allowed to have animals on it. I think there is a balance that needs to be struck so that things like this don’t happen. But by all accounts I’ve heard, the airline didn’t know about this allergy until this woman starting throwing a fit and had nothing to back up her claim. I can’t really fault the airline for not believing her at that point.

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            • G-d&Country says:

              “, the airline didnโ€™t know about this allergy until this woman starting throwing a fit and had nothing to back up her claim. I canโ€™t really fault the airline for not believing her at that point.” I Agree with you. She makes it bad for those of us who do everything possible ahead of time to alleviate problems.
              Your idea of perhaps not allowing the person with the service dog on that flight by putting a notice on the website that the flight would not be allowed to have animals on it would be a possibility. Perhaps the airlines could have certain flights – maybe 1st of day-be animal free, then people could know and plan ahead. There are options the airlines could do, but don’t. The airline websites make it seem like they have a solution, but when you call for specifics they have a totally different attitude. I really believe they do NOT WANT people with airborne allergies and asthma on the flights. I’m guessing the airlines consider someone with airborne allergies and asthma to be a “high risk” to react and cause the plane to land ahead of time to be transferred to a medical facility, so they do not want them on the plane. They will offend a smaller group of people with airborne allergies than the larger number of inconsiderate people, who UNlike you, would take a fit if they were asked to be considerate of others, or not have their pet on the plane.
              I thank you for your consideration and willingness to work with people with these medical problems. The woman in the story was wrong to not prepare and not leave when she could not produce evidence of illness. Then there is the opposite – people who do everything they are supposed to and still are screwed.

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    • joshua says:

      well….I am too ashamed to tell the airlines or passengers that I am a vampire and get triggered by the sight of bloody marys in the morning….best kept secret why I carry on a box of dirt with me when flying….

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    • G-d&Country says:

      So here is the scoop on that woman with supposed allergic reaction to dogs. I thought she was just one of these “everyone else including the gov’t will take care of me” types – but noooo … from Gateway Pundit:
      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/islamist-studies-prof-says-shes-allergic-dogs-tries-shut-flight-dragged-off-flight-video/
      ISLAMIST STUDIES PROF Says Sheโ€™s Allergic to Dogs, Tries to Shut Down Flight โ€“ Is Dragged Off Plane & Arrested (VIDEO)
      The woman said she was allergic to dogs and told flight attendants to remove two dogs on the plane.
      The woman refused an allergic epipen to help her.
      The flight attendants called in the police who dragged her off the plane.
      Now thisโ€ฆ
      As Ibloga reported: Anila Daulatzai just happens to be a Harvard Professor of Womenโ€™s Studies and Islamic Studies.
      Sheโ€™s since been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, disturbing the peace, obstructing and hindering a police officer and resisting arrest.
      I’ve had severe allergic reactions – you don’t mess around with those. She obviously was not having a reaction – not an allergic reaction.
      Your “Spidey Sense” was correct. I just thought she was irresponsible, and ignorant.

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  12. lovely says:

    Congratulations to my boys in blue โค๏ธ.

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  13. Yay!!!! Speaking on the house floor today! Bravo!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

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  14. stella says:

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Posting now from smack in the middle of the Mississippi River. No particular reason, just thought I’d post something no one can call political, racist, misogynist or any other ‘ist’.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Some changes over by our old house, most notably the nearly one-acre lot diwn the street that was weed and small tree encrusted has been mowed. Makes it more difficult for the thugs to dump bodies and ditch stolen cars.
      Still a handful of houses boarded up and abandoned since Katrina and the small strip mall of nail and hair salons, cigarette and cheap booze outlets, t-shirt shops (“we specialize in 3X and above”) and other assorted failures has closed. It was touted by the builders as a tool to revitalize the neighborhood but the numbers of robberies of stores and patrons shot thst in the foot.
      The buckled concrete plates in the road prevent the ‘yuts’ from drag racing down the street but the nice sidewalks make it easier for the strolling peepers to cruise your garage when the doors are open. The city thst care forgot…

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    • joshua says:

      Proud Mary keep on rollin……big ole muddy….

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  16. Sharon says:

    Tried to post replies several times above – to sandandsea – and it won’t let me – so trying here as a test….

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  17. Sharon says:

    OK – now it allows me – good morning sandandsea and all!

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  18. Yessss!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  19. LOL!!!!

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  20. michellc says:

    I am not endorsing this site as I know nothing about it, but had this sent to me and agree with what was written.

    https://www.menofthewest.net/real-reason-take-knee-problem/

    The Real Reason Take a Knee Is A Problem

    The real reason this is a problem is because itโ€™s an assault from the political left on our culture as Americans. The SJWโ€™s have invaded yet another space and are demanding that everybody virtue signal for the right causes or else. No matter how you feel about the US Flag and the US Anthem, itโ€™s an important part of the national culture. And this has all been kicked into overdrive since Trump made his opinion on the matter known. And now, weโ€™re seeing a never ending series of people dropping to their knees to virtue signal that they hate Donald Trump.

    And hereโ€™s where we get to the heart of the matter. Conservatives and Christians have been losing the culture since the 1960โ€™s. Every time thereโ€™s a new front that opens, we fall back. Churches lose their tax exempt status if they say something that upsets a politician, and itโ€™s just accepted, and we fall back. Abortion is shoved down our throats, and we fall back. The government taxes us to pay for abortion, and we fall back. Prayer gets thrown out of public schools and we fall back. Christmas becomes a hateful word, and we fall back. The government takes over health care, demands we pay for abortion and abortifacents, and we fall back. Marriage โ€“ a sacrament of the Church โ€“ is taken from us and perverted in ways that the Church can only consider to be heresy, and we fall back. Lets face it, our backs are to the wall. Barack Obama wanted to โ€œfundamentally transformโ€ the United States, and this is the sort of transformation he was talking about. We are looking at the very realistic possibility of a Post-Christian America, where the history that we had, that tells us who we are and where we have come from, is wiped out and the shiny new Secular Utopia comes into being. Confederate statues being wiped out, our national symbols and traditions ceasing to matter, the left is actively trying to wipe out our cultural memory so that they can reshape us into something new.

    And sometimes, cultures die. Sometimes, I look around, and I certainly feel like maybe Iโ€™m just a relic of a time long since passed. I see โ€œConservativesโ€ taking shots at Donald Trump when he says something right, but just in a way that they donโ€™t approve of, and thatโ€™s why we keep losing these fights. โ€œConservatismโ€ is dead in the United States, and itโ€™s because it has become infested with Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys who would rather go down to a glorious and noble defeat than push back against the enemies of western civilization for risk of offending them.

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  21. Lucille says:

    Just because it’s lovely…

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  22. Lucille says:

    MSNBC HAS NEVER HEARD OF NATURAL RIGHTS
    September 28, 2017 – Daniel Greenfield
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/267999/msnbc-has-never-heard-natural-rights-daniel-greenfield

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    • michellc says:

      (I guess liberals think rights come from the government. There are days where the stupid is more than I can take.)

      โ€œRoy Moore, where the phrase โ€˜Christian conservativeโ€™ doesnโ€™t even begin to describe him, could very well be your next senator,โ€ Mr. Todd told his audience. โ€œIf you donโ€™t understand just how freaked out some folks in the GOP and the White House are, then you donโ€™t know Roy Moore. First off, he doesnโ€™t appear to believe in the Constitution as itโ€™s written.โ€

      The host then played a clip of Mr. Moore saying, โ€œOur rights donโ€™t come from government, they donโ€™t come from the Bill of Rights, they come from Almighty God.โ€

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  23. I think auscitizenmom popped in briefly a couple of nights ago. I will post the prayer again tonight.

    auscitizenmom…. hope you’re having a great visit with your new grandbaby! Look forward to hearing all about it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  24. lilbirdee12โ€™s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    And, Lord, we pray for all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  25. michellc says:

    Well, how dare this black athlete not stand with his brothers, how awful of him to show respect for our anthem.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/p-k-subban-says-hell-never-kneel-national-anthem-161139398.html

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