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Eat vegetables, Be happy

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Optical Illusions

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Comment by booklover on March 27, 2013 at 5:07pm

Hi Everyone :)  Lula says thanks to all her cyber well-wishers ;).  Lol Carl, I love that "Goldilocks medication, one that is just right for you."  I took my first pill today, so we'll see.  This part made me ill~ right now, because of my husbands Union-contract, we pay nothing for meds.  ZERO.  So, I looked on the box, and it said my insurance had saved me $1, 200.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  FOR ONE MONTH OF THIS MED!  What the hell do people do who need this med and can't afford it?!!!!! That's CRAZY! I love the photo-bombing dog! How adorable!!!! ha ha

Patricia, I'm glad your stomach-issues are under control!  I have neuropathy of the digestive system, which causes awful symptoms, and reflux (and a hiatal (sp?) hernia.) I had a Nissen Fundoplication for the reflux and hernia, where they wrap the fundus  (again, sp?) around your esophagus, and sew it there.  So now I can't throw-up, sorry to be gross, but also, the operation is supposed to keep you from having symptoms for 10 years, and it worked for me for about 3 years. I can deal with that though.  It's the non-working digestive system. UGH.  Well THAT was too much info! lol

Spud, my block isn't uniform with many others.  It sort of zigs and zags so it probably ends-up being 2 1/2 blocks.  Part of the 'block' is in the city (us) with sidewalks, and part is owned by the county and has no sidewalks. Weird!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 27, 2013 at 3:18pm

Sentient Biped, GET WELL, PLEASE!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 27, 2013 at 3:04pm

Dear Spud, the novel, THE HUCKSTERS, by Frederick Wakeman is a "must read"...it was first published in 1946, and was made into a movie starring Clark Gable in 1947.  It was "cleaned up" for the movie version, so get the book. 

It's an expose' of the advertising industry, and nothing has changed much since 1946. What caught my attention was the "philosophy" that annoying commercials are memorable, and the sheeple will still buy the product when they see it on the shelf.  I have news for them, I have always avoided products whose commercials p*ss me off...like the old "Please don't squeeze the Charmin," and "Oh, I don't use Tide anymore.  I use New, Improved Tide!"  Both are Proctor and Gamble products, and I refuse to buy anything marketed by that mega-company.  I also avoid Kraft products for the same reason.... they all believe that females are stupid.

I have another reason for avoiding P&G, but it's a long story, and has nothing to do with marketing.

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 1:50pm

I borrow library books online & read them on the netbook computer.....I can do whatever I like with print size, & color tone in the background. I have a Kobo ereader in my purse.

My TV has a lovely mute button which is hit at every commercial. 

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 1:46pm

Hope to hear good news for Sentient soon that all went well.

I have plenty of stomach issues as well Melinda, but I seem to keep it under fairly good control with my meds, careful with portion size, white starches, fats, etc. I take Pariet & Dicetel.

Yay....Lula!!!

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 1:33pm

Got this from Twitter

Richard Dawkins @RichardDawkins

Liars for Jesus. C of E say survey shows 80% believe in prayer bit.ly/XErzvu But poll asked what WOULD you pray for IF you prayed!

26 Mar

Church of England spins Prayer Survey

Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 27, 2013 at 12:06pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 27, 2013 at 12:00pm

News of the weird:

Rhode Island city drops fine for allegedly foul-mouthed cockatoo

Reuters news article

A Rhode Island city has dropped its case against a woman who was fined $15 for violating a noise ordinance after her pet cockatoo allegedly swore at her ex-husband's girlfriend, who lived with him next door, a lawyer said on Wednesday.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 27, 2013 at 10:50am

G-Cat, I hope it's not, but people having a positive long-term memory of commercial products may be true.  In any case I'm sure it's not true for me.  In fact, the more a product or service is advertised, the more suspicious I am of it being a good product or service.  And, I don't forget.  

I've never purchased anything advertised on TV if it's not available in stores.  Hardly ever if is is available in stores.  And, I've never asked my doctor about an advertised drug.  As far as common products like detergents, I rely on Consumer Reports.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 27, 2013 at 10:31am

Found it.....here's a funny story about a Craigslist apartment listing here in Chicago.  Make sure you click on the "See More Photos."

Photobombing Dog in Lakeview East Apartment Listing Goes Viral

 

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