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  • Recommendation? Need a Really Comfortable Travel Car, Think Sofa, With Wheels

    08/25/2017 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 191 replies
    the brain of the chickensoup | 08.25.18 | chickensoup
    Recommendation? Need a Really Comfortable Travel Car, Think Sofa, With Wheels. Recent car history Mazda MPV 1998 back when it was a great vehicle Xterra Golf TDi Jeep Sahara Unlimited Now I need a travelin' car. I would keep the Jeep but it is too noisy. Stopped in at a Volvo dealership and tried a s60, too stiff a ride for long trips and not comfortable seats. Any recommendations for a really comfortable car? Just for me and perhaps one other passenger and our luggage? I am thinking of a 2015 or 2016. All wheel drive would be nice. A...
  • Orchard sues East Lansing for exclusion from Farmer's Market, cites religious freedom

    08/24/2017 7:45:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 8 replies
    The State News ^ | June 1, 2017 12:24 pm | Stephen Olschanski
    he City of East Lansing has been named a defendant in a federal lawsuit alleging the city crafted a new policy to bar a local orchard owner from operating as a vendor at the city’s farmer’s market. The lawsuit claims the city created said policy “solely because the City dislikes the farmer’s profession of his religious beliefs about marriage on Facebook.” Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian non-profit organization with the goal of advocating for religious freedom, filed the 40-page lawsuit on behalf of Stephen Tennes, owner of The Country Mill. Tennes posted to Facebook multiple times that the orchard would...
  • 'Dying together was their deepest wish': Couple Dies...double euthanasia

    08/14/2017 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 49 replies
    Telegraph GB ^ | 08.14.17 | Mark Molloy An elderly couple died holding hands surrounded by loved ones in a rare double euthanasia....“ ...“The geriatrician determined that our mother was still mentally competent. However, if our father were to die, she could become completely disoriented, ending up in a nursing home.
  • Lost 33 Pounds and I am Happy!! Diet Stories?

    08/02/2017 4:15:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 159 replies
    08.02.07 | chickensoup
    Lost 33 pounds and had a little more to go. Have been working with a local health and wellness program and monitored dieting. Very happy and dropped two clothing sizes. Going to try to drop another size or two. I have decided to be a little too little than a little too big. Using low to moderate calorie high protein, moderate fate low carb diet. Your diet tips always welcome.
  • Tucker Carlson Interviews Activist (Leftist) About California Exit

    08/02/2017 4:28:09 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.01.17 | Tucker Carlson This is an interesting showcase of LEFTIST thought. Emotional, not thought through, and enslaving of others. This is one of the first times I have seen something that I have been thinking of for a long time, has been said out loud: That the Elite in the Western world and California in particular want to restructure society on a medieval framework of Elites and Serfs (slaves). First Things Journal this month also has an author mention this in an article called "The Age of Concentration By Eugene Voldoazkin. On Carlson's show this man dismissed the middle class and...
  • Looking for Film Recommendations, More Cerebral and Less Violent?

    07/23/2017 4:56:36 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 164 replies
    chickensoup | 07.23.17 | chickensoup
    This is a slow Sunday morning. I am not much of a vid watcher. And for over 25 years we didn't have a TV. Back a few years ago I found a TV, with Freeper input and have Netflix. To me the TV is a great going to the theater experience. I have been watching different things on the TV for occasional entertainment for the past couple of years, Netflix both streaming and DVD. I have discovered that most shows that I have watched, both the compelling ones that I have enjoyed like Longmire, Bluebloods, and even Father Brown have...
  • If a US Citizen Becomes a Citizen of Another Country is Anything Lost Here?

    06/23/2017 2:47:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 75 replies
    the soup pot | 06.23.17 | chickensoup
    If any US citizen becomes, say, a British Subject, do they lose any US benefits? Social Security? Medicare? Since the other country does not notify the US, the individual can maintain two passports, and does continue to own property in both countries. Is there any downside to taking on another citizenship?
  • Give Away 3 Books Colin Flaherty-White Girl Bleed, Knockout, and Angry

    06/07/2017 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    my house | 06.07.17 | chickensoup
    I purchased three books by Colin Flaherty: White Girls Bleed a Lot The Knockout Game Don't make the Black Kids Angry. They are a compilation of news stories and they are best read with a smart phone so you can watch the internet link videos. As the last human on the planet without a smart phone the books are not that useful to me. Is anyone else interested in them? PM me and I will send them to you. Best, the soup!
  • My Son Bought His First House Today I Am So Proud

    05/26/2017 5:29:30 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 91 replies
    chickensoup's little bird brain | 05.26.17 | chickensoup
    My son who is 22 has saved up enough money for a down payment and purchased his first house today. I am so proud of him. He purchased a three family and will able to manage the mortgage easily. I am such a happy mom. There have been a couple of people on this board who have given me support and encouragement in raising four on my own after my ex needed to leave. My son is doing so well. The raising isn't quite over yet, but fruit is beginning to show. Thank you for your help over the years....
  • Populating a Town with All Our Favorite Conservatives and Their Roles.

    04/10/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 31 replies
    04.10.17 | chickensoup
    Let us build a town. A conservative town, where the best of us can live, thrive, raise our families and enjoy a quality of life that just doesn't happen everywhere. Who will be there? People of courage, commitment and intelligence of course! What organizations will be there? Do we all have a role there? For example: I want to see Thomas Sowell and his family there. Sowell will be retired, involved in lecture series at the local club. Michelle Malkin will be there with her family and she will run her web based businesses, raise her family in peace and...
  • The Interrogator - James E Mitchell Mark Steyn Show

    03/14/2017 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 12 replies
    Mark Steyn Website ^ | 03.14.17 | Mark Steyn
    We've been deluged by requests to post favorite episodes of The Mark Steyn Show here at SteynOnline. So here's a first one - Mark's recent interview with the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: James E Mitchell. In an extended conversation about his new book Enhanced Interrogation, Dr Mitchell talks about getting to know some of the world's most high-value terrorists
  • Happy Washington's Birthday February 22 Celebrate with Cherry Pie!

    02/22/2017 8:08:52 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    Vanity | 02.22.17 | chicken-of-the-soup
    Today is Washington's Birthday. He is a president that deserves honors and accolades. A man who refused to be king. And helped birth the most amazing political experiment in history. While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to him only in this case they are answerable. GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Benedict Arnold, Sep. 14, 1775 Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors,...
  • Lincoln's Birthday Today February 12

    02/12/2017 5:21:39 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    Norfolk Daily News ^ | February 11,2017 | Dear Mrs Web
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column Our family has had this tradition for many years. We have special meals that we serve one food, often in season, usually connected with a holiday or time of year. It is fun and a treat to focus on one food and one food only. January Hot cocoa and popcorn night, usually after a day of sledding. Don’t forget the marshmallows! February Is the best month for this theme: On February 12 there is Lincoln’s Birthday and we serve cake shaped like a log frosted with a special chocolate butter cream frosting. These were...
  • Tech Ping! Cannot Get HD on Fox on Time Warner Guests Coming! Help!

    02/05/2017 8:59:52 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 78 replies
    02.05.17 | chickensoup
    I just checked my television to make sure the game will show well, it is a 70 inch sharp you folks helped me choose a while back. I just discovered that I need some sort of cable digital box in order to watch Fox in digital. I cannot get a cable box, TW is closed. I found this place and it seems as though I can stream it into the TV but I cannot tell whether it is digital. any help would be terrific. Or ideas.
  • Room With a Viewpoint

    01/29/2017 12:56:55 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 01.29.17 | Marvin Olansky
    For the past 2¼ years, whenever my wife and I traveled, we made our house available for short-term rentals through Airbnb. We rented out the house to men and women of many races, religions, national origins, ethnicities, and ages. We made money; Airbnb made money; the city of Austin and the state of Texas made money (15 percent of our gross revenue). Airbnb even designated Susan a Superhost, which she well deserved: She had a five-star (out of five) rating from 37 groups of guests. The New York Times reported last month that “only 7 percent of hosts are Superhosts.”...
  • TECH PING! Back up with WD Passport Ultra Does not Work.

    01/27/2017 6:00:11 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 26 replies
    chickensoup | 01.27.17 | chickensoup
    I want to have two backups. One for the office and one for home. The office backup is a little Toshiba, which does very well. For the home backup I bought a Passport Ultra. I hooked it up to the machine to back up, using its own utilities and after 24 hours it had backed up less than 5%. I talked on the phone with the nice man from India. He made a suggestion. Another 24 hours. 5%. I brought it to Staples techs. They decided that it was probably encrypting everything and that is why it is taking so...
  • Have We Ever Found Out the Name and Location of the Woman on Plane Berating

    01/25/2017 4:40:24 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 69 replies
    chickensoup ^ | 01.25.17 | chickensoup
    Have we found out the name of this leftist who held up a plane and attacked a conservative? People like this need to be called out. No I am not going to be nice about it. Who is she? What airline? Does she work? Is she retired? Who are her peeps? This woman needs a big dose of shaming!
  • Signatures come back to haunt anti-Trumpers...

    01/16/2017 7:00:37 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01.16.17 | David Nakamura
    They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.
  • Planned Parenthood (Maine Family Planning) Offers Transgender Services

    01/03/2017 5:32:45 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 13 replies
    Planned Parenthood ^ | 01.03.17 | chickensoup
    Open Door Transgender Health Care ...because it's time. Maine Family Planning staff provides compassionate, confidential health services, regardless of your gender identity or expression. Whatever decisions you make about your health, we listen and provide support without judgment. Transgender Health Services at Maine Family Planning include: •Hormonal transition therapy & monitoring for trans people 18 years old & over •Onsite self-injection lessons & supplies for hormone injections •Referrals to specialty providers & community resources, including mental, behavioral, & medical providers •Annual exams, preventive care, birth control & safer sex supplies, and STD testing & treatment for patients of any gender...
  • Dear Mrs. Web: Difficult Dramatic Women and the Men Who Date Them

    01/03/2017 7:30:55 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 144 replies
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column ^ | 01.03.17 | Dear Mrs. Web
    Dear Mrs. Web, I went out to dinner with a few friends recently. Several of the guys who are my friends, were there with their fiancées. One guy has been away in the military for a long time and we were all happy to see him. His girlfriend and he were snippy with each other and over the evening their arguing became more intense. The bulk of the argument seemed to be that he didn’t get the right items when he went shopping earlier. She just kept hammering it. It was uncomfortable for everyone, and we all broke up early....