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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply


Coffee and Blood Pressure?

Started by Dyslexic's DOG. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 19, 2015. 8 Replies

We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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BC Canada Largely Non-Religious

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 5, 2015. 3 Replies

New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on February 19, 2015 at 8:29pm

Patricia, we get at least one "desd air" call a day.  The rest, if I answer them are boiler room callers who say they are doing home remodels in our neighborhood, and blah-blah-blah.  NObody in this area is having any work done on their houses, and I have known for years that it's a "gang thing."  You sign a contract (if you're stupid enough), miss ONE payment, and the house is theirs.

Of course the houses around here are NOT selling; the owners are just walking away from them, and letting the banks worry about getting their money back.  The house next door, and the one directly behind us are empty....except for the coyotes that poop in their yards.  Another one that was bought, torn down, and rebuilt as a McMansion beginning in  '08 is being rented out for weekend parties....noisy as hell

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 19, 2015 at 6:09pm

Thanks for the anti-telemarketer tips Patricia. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 19, 2015 at 4:49pm

I'm supposed to be working on The Pet Press right now, but I'm still too angry to make sense. 

WHY do doorbell-ringers have a "freedom of speech" right to disturb me on my own property, or telemarketers and robo-callers have the same right to mess with my only (land line) telephone, but I have no right to be sarcastic without policemen invading MY privacy? 

(And why is it the job of the police dept. to deal with possible suicides, anyway?  They are supposed to be chasing down criminals and drunk drivers; I'm no threat to anyone.  So we have klutzy kops killing unarmed people because of the color of their skin, and other kops bursting into my bedroom to "save my nothing of a life" ...)

WTF is the matter with these people, and why are we giving them the power to do as they please?  As another thread in here states, whatever happened to "WE, the People"?

Everything in officialdom is based on "CYA."  Cover Your Ass.

I was angry at Judith Hayes (The Happy Heretic," a wickedly funny atheist columnist.) when she killed herself 2 years ago, but I never said she didn't have the right to do it if she couldn't tolerate living anymore. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 19, 2015 at 3:24pm

Felaine, that's horrible, that you have to put-up with those kind of asshats and the nanny state.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 19, 2015 at 11:18am

Randall, I think your MD was just covering his/her their premiums are so high that they have to do something to keep them as low as possible.

I am wondering whatever became of the right to privacy in one's home. Last night I mouthed off at a rude telemarketer, and the next thing I knew, there were 2 cops at the door, thinking I was holding a gun to my head, or some damn  thing.  All I said to the telemarketer, was "What do I have to do to make you clowns leave me alone?  Kill myself? I am already on the Do Not Call Registry!"  The salesman said something like "I don't give a f*ck," and disconnected, and the next thing I knew, the police were at the door....stomping into my bedroom, and I had two scared cats hiding in my closet.. 

Wonderful night.

I am really, REALLY tired of "Nanny government." 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 19, 2015 at 7:48am

Just to vent a bit: my health update (in deference to Felaine) was a total waste of my time. 10 minutes to check in, 10' waiting, 15' answering "update" questions from nurse #1, 20 minutes reviewing my answers with nurse #2.  They weighed me, checked my pulse and BP and heart--that's all. It was all so stupid and unnecessary. I'm still fuming. I hope they all got my cold!

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2015 at 12:42am

Just about recovered from stomach flu, but I managed to be at all my appointments. For the rest I slept most of the time.

Comment by Steph S. on February 18, 2015 at 4:50pm

How is everyone? I hope everyone is having a good week.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 18, 2015 at 1:05pm

When it came back into hipness in the 1980s, I thought it was a prime example of clumsiness and silliness, so I use selective deafness and tune it out. I would never go to a doctor or medical center that used that word.

Comment by Don on February 18, 2015 at 12:43pm

Nothing's wrong with "health."  Nothing's wrong with "wellness," either.  Hard to see a reason why anyone would be averse to it.  It's just as valid and unexceptional as "kindness," "rudeness," "plainness," "goodness," "meanness," "anxiousness," and many more.


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