General Discussion, Tuesday, August 14, 2018


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  1. Lucille says:

    OK, I want either one of these…the first one had no caption and after running around the Internet, couldn’t find out what it is…but I love it…looks American made…couldn’t find the logo…nada

    1937 Cord

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  2. Lucille says:

    In the late 60s my boyfriend had a yellow car like this. It was like riding in a dream…

    1967 Jaguar XKE

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    • lovely says:

      Many years ago I think I was 18, I saw a really cute guy in a republican campaign office so I decided to volunteer πŸ™‚ !

      He looked just like Jonathon Pryce for “Something Wicked this Way Comes”.

      After the campaign headquarters closed for the night he asked me if I wanted to go to a local restaurant John’s Garage, (Stella have you been there? It was by Ford City) so of course I said yes.

      He had a little orange Corvette Stingray.

      Fun πŸ™‚ !

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      • I had a high school boyfriend that had an orange VW Karmann Ghia. It was fun riding around in, but that beauty πŸ‘†πŸ» would be a total blast!!!!

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      • Menagerie says:

        This (if it works) is what my boyfriend had, but his wasn’t in this great a condition.

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      • Lucille says:

        What fun memories, lovely! Have a great day!

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      • One of my old boyfriends borrowed someone’s similar red ‘Vette…& let me drive. Wow was that fun (driving, the boyfriend not so much)…

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        • lovely says:

          I never drove it, it was a very short lived romance πŸ™„.

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          • Mine was too long & way too long getting over! However, as that song says “I’ll bless the broken road that brought me here to you!” Both my husband & I are thankful for the convoluted journeys we had to get to the place where we can share life with our best friend…& we thank God daily for the precious kids he’s blessed us with!

            I think getting to drive that Vette was the pinnacle of that relationship…& that was our first date!

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            • Lucille says:

              Oy, my guy was one of those “regretted” relationships, too. He was supposed to be out of town on business. I was invited to a party at this huge house in L.A., lots of people…almost like standing up on the subway train. And in who should walk with a dame on his arm? He saw me and gave out with a funny little smile, ushered his date into another room and I left. That was the end of that. D.u.p.l.i.c.i.t.y!

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              • Sorry you went through that. Mine was a fairly similar experience in that he never “broke up” with me but was seeing someone else at the same time. I found out when the girl I used to work with in a church’s counseling center called me & said “I shouldn’t be telling you this but then I thought what would I want someone to do if they knew this about me…(heavy sigh)”…then she told me that the same guy I was signed up for premarital counseling with was also signed up with another girl on the same list…Live & learn (& learn how to forgive & try not to see betrayal wherever you look nor stay immersed in anger)…


            • lovely says:

              Ha ha! As most here at Stella’s Place know I was a wild child, I went out on a first date with a guy when I was maybe 19 (?) he had a sweet convertible, (I have no idea what kind of car it was though) anyhow we had been drinking and I said I wanted to drive his car, he said no because I was tipsy (understatement) so after a few words I said it was best that he take me home because I felt like if I couldn’t drive his car then I might feel like walking on the roof (I had very high heels on) now a wise man would have taken my little punk ass home and tossed me out the door. No he tried to reason with me πŸ™„. Obviously a big mistake.

              Anyhow he finally drove me home and I said goodbye, adios, sayonara, but sure enough the next day he calls me to ask me out again.



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              • I think the Lord has a pretty big soft spot for the Wild Child! I had more of the problem of the guy Not calling, even we he said he would. Ironically my daughter assumes that the guy won’t call, even if he says he will. She even goes a step further to say that if he did call she’d probably miss it anyway! She has a cell & only uses it to send texts (she loads it with minutes & can send 3 texts for the same cost as 1 minute of calling) so it’s usually turned off.

                I was the pathetic chic who was so hopeful that her Ex-boyfriend (who she Knew still loved her but had too many personal issues to work out) would still call that she pulled the phone into the bathroom when she showered just in case that desperately sought call might come…at least I didn’t constantly call or stalk him like one of my friends did with her Ex–Yikes!

                We’ve all come a long way Baby!!!

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                • lovely says:

                  We’ve all come a long way Baby!!

                  We sure have baby!

                  Growing up is an adventure.

                  I was the type of girl who broke up with a guy and then called him after I found out that he would be out of town for two weeks to ask if my friend could borrow his car for two and he was the type of guy who said yes πŸ™„.

                  Anyhow he left his notebook in his car and had written a poem about me “Cyanide Sally” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (He used my real name but I don’t want to put if on a public board.

                  I started reading it out loud but not rolling on the floor because I was in a car πŸ˜‚, my friend was laughing so hard she had to pull over.

                  Life is funny.

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                  • Wow…a definite wild ride for the wild child…All of your wisdom shared here at Stella’s is surely hard fought & hard won–what a prize you are!!!

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                  • lovely says:

                    Thanks Valerie, the circuitous path to God and sanity πŸ™‚ !

                    Funny thing is that by nature I am very much an A type personality, I like my ducks in a row, I like to be in control, I’d rather drive than be driven anywhere any day of the week, but life’s circumstances caused me to accept opening endings and disorganization and actually rather than tolerate it or be very confused by it as I was as a child I now enjoy the looseness of possibilities.

                    I’m not really sure if that sentence makes sense but I hope it does.

                    When you are a child your family defines you, defines your perception of who you are, as a child I was gifted with always knowing I wasn’t who I was told I was – that I wasn’t what surrounded me. Another concept that is hard for me to articulate. But it is something that saved me.

                    I love my family to pieces and I accept that some of us are more broken than others, I accept that I have been carried and that I must carry people. Life for me is that simple.

                    Or simpler yet,

                    Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God….

                    I have a very clear memory of being in AA and hearing the 4th step “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

                    I had as much familiarity at the age of 24 with sanity as I did with God which was close to zero. For some reason it pissed people off to high heaven when I would say “If we’re a bunch of drunks what type of sanity are we trying to get back to? Why is the word “back” in step 4? I mean if what we thought was sane led us to alcoholism aren’t we missing something?

                    Man most people got angry. It no longer mystifies me why I made people angry but it does sadden me, so many people try to replace one addiction with another, they didn’t want to hear that the problem started not with the first drink that we picked up but rather with the reason that we wanted to disappear. That simple truth is just too overwhelming for most people so instead of healing we run in circles and convince ourselves that motion means progress. At the time I knew that they were wrong for getting angry and I knew I was right so it didn’t bother me that they would get mad at me, that β€œknowing” was a gift, a grace and I knew it back then even if I didn’t understand what grace was at the time.

                    Anyhow, sorry to be long winded, you just started me thinking about the journey of life and what we as individuals consciously and unconsciously allow to define us as human beings.

                    I’m a firm believer in forgiveness being a main ingredient in healing and living.

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                  • Beautifully & profoundly stated! Thank you for sharing these fascinating insights from your personal journey.

                    “the problem started not with the first drink that we picked up but rather with the reason that we wanted to disappear. ”

                    There is tremendous wisdom here…& it’s hard to Really face reality for so many of us. The more painful that full view in the mirror is the more we prefer the funhouse version of reflective surfaces to enable our own distortions (self-deceptions?)…

                    Thank God (literally) that He chose us, covered us, healed us, & freed us! Of course all verbs in the preceding sentence could be stated in all tenses (chooses, is covering, will heal, has been freeing, etc…) The ongoing work & steadfast love is boundless!

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    • stella says:

      We had a friend who had one in a beige metallic. My ex worked for British Leyland in the Chicago area, and we had a front end of a yellow XKE in our living room! It was an auto show display.

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  3. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks!


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  4. 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’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    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 Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 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™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    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’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    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™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    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™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  5. Morning all πŸ™‚

    Today’s horse is the American Cream Draft. The American Cream Draft is the only historic draft breed developed in America that has survived. The breed originates with a draft mare in Iowa in 1902 simply called Old Granny who consistently had foals with her creamy coat and amber eyes. They are considered a medium heavy-draft, ranging from 15 to 16.3 hands and weighing between 1500 to 2000 pounds with a marked gender difference. They typically have a more refined head than other drafts: a flat profile, wide forehead, smaller muzzle, and tiny ears. Temperament is easily one of their best qualities – quiet, amiable, and willing to partner in work. They are cream in color with pink skin, amber eyes, white manes and tails, and occasional white markings.

    During the 1930s, cream draft horses became popular in Iowa, but just as the American Cream breed was becoming established, the market for draft horses collapsed. Mechanization of agriculture meant that the majority of workhorses went to slaughter. The breeding of draft animals nearly ceased. Fortunately, a few people held onto their Creams and thus maintained a slender genetic base, which was the foundation for the breed’s survival. (There is a difference of opinion depending on which website you go to about the DNA purity of the horses), however they are in jeopardy with only 450 surving worldwide, 99% in The USA. (I was surprised at the number of horse breeds close to extinction inthe US – very sad!). ~ from a variety of websites

    Below we have a painting I really like. I doubt this is an American Cream, but it’s a nice painting, very well painted – “One of the Family” by FC Cotman:

    Here is a team of American Creams

    here is a lovely example of the breed – in many pictures they were a bit dirty from working. This was the only recently washed & brushed pic I could find from a reputable site

    Here is what is listed as a Cream Draft Mare & foal – it may be because of the pink. I can’t see if the foal’s eyes are white

    Great car pics today! I am a big fan of antique cars πŸ™‚

    Have to run after below pics. Lot to do today because busy day tomorrow. Be back on Thursday. Have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  6. This is for Czar. You can paste a pic of your face on this picture, and have a pic of you walking your draft horse! πŸ˜‰

    and this is for Sharon if she is reading today – I remember from her book she rode cows when she was little. This is The Girls Club limited edition print by Robert Duncan:

    Hey – I can do 4 pics in a post so here are 2 more πŸ™‚ :

    oh well I’d let her in anyway – especially if it’s cold or raining!

    Have to stop playing, and get some work done – see you Thursday.
    Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon says:

      Hi, Origiinal G & C – I’m reading and loving it.

      I didn’t ride cows, actually, but tried to be acquainted with them in a useful way!! Like if their tail needed to be held still while my brother was milking in an evening when there were too many big flies around.

      Love all the pics of beautiful horses, too….

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Long, drawn out sigh…..if only….


  7. Lucille says:

    Horse Power…

    Rodeo act…

    Bobby Kerr: Bobby has a career rich in western heritage that spans over 45 years. Born in Ontario, Canada, Bobby’s passion for horses and the western lifestyle led him to pursue his dreams of training and showing in Cutting, Reining, Roping and Working Cow Horse. Currently he spends most of his time on the rodeo and horse show circuit demonstrating how usable, trainable, and amazing American Mustangs are.

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  8. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook (Clarice Feldman):

    from a trustworthy source: Top ‏ @topsecretk9 7m7 minutes ago
    Strzok’s lawyer played the media…he wasn’t fired for the texts (60 day business was the OPR rec. only re: the texts). Pete was shit canned for altering Flynn’s 302s & FISA shenanigans based on New IG report in same fashion as McCabe. GFM is necessary 4 his criminal defense

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    • lovely says:

      As Wictor said, Strzok’s attorneys suck. Better to say nothing or simply confirm the firing. The attorney statement is full of lies.

      It’s impossible to pick a winner in the string of lies posing as a legal statement.

      This is an emotional teenage girl whose boyfriend took a popular cheerleader to prom instead of her. Terribly, terribly unprofessional.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        They don’t have to prove his personal opinions had any effect on hiscwork, his espousing them on government time, on government property and using a government system is more than enough. Though saying what he did and being involved in the investigations he was begs a lot of questions as to his neutrality.
        Interesting they fired him instead of giving him the opportunity to resign and keep his pension. Lotta possibilities there.

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  9. Lucille says:

    Oh, Mr. President, please find a way out of this mess soon….

    Afghanistan: Taliban blindsides U.S. forces with surprise jihad offensive
    August 14, 2018 2:20 PM By Robert Spencer

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Tet 18?
      They aren’t happy with us just leaving, they want the Moslem world to see our leaving as the result of their beating us on the battlefield. If swe leave troops there they’ll bleed us just as the Vietnamese Communists did because they know we can’t take casualties, the Democrats are more interested in embarrassing the Republicans than beating an American enemy and the MSM and Hollyork crowd are butt-kissing cowards who’d rather risk a sharia US than risk having the little bubble worlds they live in go ‘pop’.
      I just hope I live long enough to see the American ISIS start tieing them to chairs and tossing them off high buildings.


  10. lovely says:

    Someone needs to remind Mr. Cohen that he and President Trump are no longer friends.


    I laugh myself silly every time the Left gets poked in the eye with a shark stick.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m waiting for the tapes – I’d suggest Trumpn get them analyzed by a forensic service (I’d leave the FBI outta this for now) to see if the tape’s been fudged. I wouldn’t put it past the Rats to create a phony situation to try and get more support for their weak candidates, especially alienating black voters leaning red. Note we have a side drama of WH Latino slurs…if the black/Latino community falls for this they deserve to be governed by Rats. Let’s see what happens to all of the white Rat rats once their party’s taken over by their sheep.

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’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.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  12. Lucille says:

    Sunset Over the Freeway…

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  13. Gil says:

    Stella, I just went to fellowshipoftheminds blog. Its been taken down by for “violations”. Definitely had some off posts but I wanted to let you know the pc infection may be spreading.


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