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10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 29, 2017 at 7:55am

Back to pizzas: Why buy a $15 pizza from a chain when you can get an Aldi 16" deluxe (Mama Cozzi 3 cheese, pep., saus., hot peppers, olives, etc.) for $5? And I'm here to tell you, it's delicious--better than Pizza Hut or any of the others. Cut in 10 slices and I can make 5 meals--two slices per fill me up. Remember that old commercial?: "Try it. You'll like it." (Who did it?)

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 11:05pm

I recomend getting appliances without computer interfaces. The computer interfaces seem to be the first thing that breaks.

Referigerators without icemakers, water filters and other devices are less expensive. The electronic interfaces seem to be shoddy and a lot of hype.

A plain refrigerator or refrigerator freezer seems to last longer.

I recommend purchasing a main circuit breaker for the house that has a GFCI and surge suppressor built in.  A main circuit breaker for the house to protect appliances including TV's and now appliances isn't that expensive.

It's also better than purchasing an insurance plan many companies push. .

There must be something wrong when the quality of the product being sold demands sales people to hype an additional warranty .

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 28, 2017 at 10:33pm

"most energy star appliances are basically disposable due to shoddy digital controls" So much for buying green!

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 9:14pm

I had a gas stove/oven combination that I rebuilt from the late 40's early 50s' in my previous house.

It was neat. It had a four burner set in line that could be pulled out. When pushed in it had a cutting board on it.  It had two ovens. One had a rotessery. One of the gas burners had a temperature setting on it for frying.

There seems to be a market for some of the older stove/oven combinations that were built for houses rather than restaraunts.

Some of the older stove/oven combinations are being rebuilt - like old Edsel automobiles - older oven/stove combinations aren't like the easy bake ovens from the '70 and '80's..

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 8:38pm

Chinese New Year back ground.

I find Confucious and the Buddah  interesting.

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 8:19pm

I don't feel much like an Ox or water snake as I traverse the lunar calander.

It's unfortunate that many don't understand basic principals for husehold appliances or connections.

Insurance options for basic appliances seem to indicate the company making them are peices of shit.

There used to be a time when appliance companies made things that lasted for at least two years.

Now - just looked at microwave ovens from Sears - they cost $400-600 each. The insurance was ~20% so an addition al $200 for two years of coverage.

There seems to be something fundamentally wrong with that model.

Strange that consumers purchase an insurance policy for a product that should come with a basic guarantee.

Is that conspicuious consumerum and planned oblescence at it's best, or at it's worst?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 28, 2017 at 7:42pm

Glad you got that stove installed without "fireworks", Daniel. Thanks for sharing the picture.

Pizza for Chinese New Year's, go for it Flying Atheist.

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Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 6:51pm

Here in California with earthquakes there is a motion sensor that will shut off the main gas line to the house to prevent uncontrolled fires.

Each appliance should have a valve so the appliance can be remeoved and repaired without turning off the gas to the entire house.

The same goes for all appliances such as sinks.

Sadly maybe many don't know how infrastructure even to their house works.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 28, 2017 at 5:05pm

Happy New Year to all.  Hope you're having a nice weekend.  I had dinner out last night with my friend at our favorite spot for super thin crust pizza.  Half pepperoni and half Italian sausage for me.  Today's meals are all meatless.  

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 28, 2017 at 4:57pm

Fantastic job, Daniel.  Looks great.  After all the frustration and extra work you went through, I'm glad you're not only happy with the result, but that you have some unexpected perks. 

 

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