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451 posted on 08/08/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

LOL! Oh dear. :)


452 posted on 08/08/2012 5:16:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lady Jag
Even when words are not spoken aloud,
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WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE BACK LADY JAG!


453 posted on 08/08/2012 5:22:51 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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Good night dear trish. God bless and keep you.


454 posted on 08/08/2012 5:25:09 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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This booming economy in North Dakota, WHERE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 3.2%, could spread everywhere across the USA, improving life and the future for us all ... IF only we had a sane, rational president.

Watch this great report on how North Dakota is thriving, due to the Bakken fields drilling of our extraordinarily abundant, God-given energy resources, which permitting had NOTHING to do with Obama. Pray that Obama and Salazar can't find some sleazy loopholes to diminish or shut this boom down in favor of their green insanity. Any struggling US area would love just the chance to deal with North Dakota's growing pains frustrations, right?

VIDEO - 8-7-12: North Dakota Boomtown Suffers Growing Pains Trying to Keep Up with Demand

Excerpt from the report transcript:

"RAY SUAREZ: In western North Dakota, near the Montana border, there's so much oil around, it almost feels risky to say it: boom -- a 1 percent unemployment rate, heavy traffic in what was once a sleepy town of 12,000, nowhere to live, restaurants that close early because they can't find enough people to work at $15 an hour and others offering signing bonuses to dishwashers and fast food workers."

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455 posted on 08/08/2012 5:30:31 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: trisham

Good night, and God bless you.

Sorry I wasn’t around much today. Still not up to snuff.

My Rocket was my constant companion, but Hubby is taking his loss really, really hard as well.

Will try to be more attentive tomorrow.


456 posted on 08/08/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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Woo hoo!! Hope you’re back to full voice soon!!


457 posted on 08/08/2012 5:57:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: TheOldLady

Oh no .. I’m so sorry to hear you lost a
sweetie. I know how badly it hurts.

God bless you and Mr. TOL.. let the tears flow
when they must. Praying and hoping your smiles
return in due time, and your heart aches less
and less each day, dear TOL. Time is such a
miraculous healer and mercy from God. Hugs and
prayers ..


458 posted on 08/08/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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459 posted on 08/08/2012 6:21:17 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you, my shining Star*

We knew he wasn’t going to last much longer. He had been
deteriorating at an increasingly faster rate for a month or two.

A week ago today, I took him outside to play in the grass
(and eat a little). I supervised his outdoor excursions and
never let him out by himself. There are too many big raptors
out there, including the Bald Eagles from over at the lake.

I am so happy that he got one more play date outside before
the end. Three days later, he died before we had a chance to
get him to his vet’s appointment last Saturday.

He’s supposed to come home tomorrow or Friday. I have a
pretty wooden box for his ashes, and I will keep them for all
my life.


460 posted on 08/08/2012 6:23:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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461 posted on 08/08/2012 6:24:00 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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Oh dear heart, that last play date was
special .. it’s so good you did that .. I
know it must bring some small warmth to your
aching heart. They hate to leave us, too,
I’m convinced .. until we meet again. He’s
at the Rainbow Bridge .. and in peace. My hugs
and condolences across these airwaves to you.


462 posted on 08/08/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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463 posted on 08/08/2012 6:32:58 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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464 posted on 08/08/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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We lost our little Molly almost three years ago, and I still call out to her and ask her how things are going at the Bridge, and if she has made lots of friends.

When we got her ashes, my wife had gotten a little pendant in which to keep a part of her close to our hearts. It's right here in front of me now.

I just told Molly to go find Rocket and show him around. They'll get along fine I'm sure. (((Hugs to you)))

465 posted on 08/08/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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Aaah ... such a handsome boy ...


466 posted on 08/08/2012 6:57:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Both!!


467 posted on 08/08/2012 7:08:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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468 posted on 08/08/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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Boop His Cute Little Nose!

Sleep well, pleasant dreams, and God bless you all.


469 posted on 08/08/2012 7:41:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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Night, dear TOL .. and deo .. sweet dreams.
God bless us all ..


470 posted on 08/08/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Good night!!!


471 posted on 08/08/2012 7:53:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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472 posted on 08/08/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Hi STARWISE!!!


473 posted on 08/08/2012 8:12:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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474 posted on 08/08/2012 8:14:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Sleep well, dear TheOldLady!


475 posted on 08/08/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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Howdy, MM !! ^@@^


476 posted on 08/08/2012 9:01:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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477 posted on 08/08/2012 9:06:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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478 posted on 08/08/2012 11:04:13 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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We have the best vet!
At his own expense, he had a tree planted in my Rocket's memory.

Fairfield Animal Hospital, Columbiana, OH
Max M. Van Buren, D.V.M.

479 posted on 08/09/2012 4:32:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Watch this clever cat escape a dog via surfboard

480 posted on 08/09/2012 6:52:43 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Hello, Red!

How are you feeling today?

Thank you for the cute video. Lucky the dog didn’t just leap onto the surfboard as well, LOL!


481 posted on 08/09/2012 7:03:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Abbott and Costello
Remember these guys?!
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 9%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment, do ya?
COSTELLO: That would be frightening..
ABBOTT: Absolutely.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Democrat
COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like Obama!
Click.

OBAMA

482 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Hi Lady,
A lot better. Got a full nights sleep.
I had to share that :)
But got to get back to passive mode. LOL!
483 posted on 08/09/2012 7:09:12 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Okay! SYL.


484 posted on 08/09/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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488 posted on 08/09/2012 7:46:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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What a sweet man.


489 posted on 08/09/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Now I’m in tears. I know how you feel. It’s such a comfort to have them near.


491 posted on 08/09/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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That’s lovely, deo.


492 posted on 08/09/2012 7:52:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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He has great “bedside” manner too.

He’s been wonderful with our cats, a huge improvement from our last vet who was an idiot who churned us when our cat Slinker had lymphoma. Misdiagnosis and expensive but unneeded treatments are her business. We spent $1500 when all he needed was euthanasia, for her delaying made it too late to save him.

We have kicked her dust off our shoes.


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494 posted on 08/09/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Our whole gang up there at The Bridge will have a grand time with Molly, I’m sure. [smiles] My Rocket is a very nice boy.


495 posted on 08/09/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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We’ve become much more involved in deciding the direction of the treatment of our dogs. When our eldest boy went in for his ultrasound, I told our Vet that I wanted to be there. She seemed very surprised, but agreed. If she hadn’t agreed, I wouldn’t have booked the appointment. I’m so glad I was there. He was so afraid, and I think that me holding him and talking to him helped. My poor baby.


499 posted on 08/09/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Don’t cry. You’ll just make me start crying again. Stop it at once! [teary smiles]


500 posted on 08/09/2012 8:03:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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