Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Degeneration

EDITOR:

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” This from George Washington, founder of our country.

So, what in hell, do you want?

America pictured as the dissolved, dismembered people of degeneration? This is appalling, disgusting, pathetic and essentially rude.

To behold these progeniters of political porn and habit burns out the eyes of history. To uni-political jurisdiction, whereas formerly amazing immigrants came to venture with virtue into a whole life potential in a personal way with a “people growth” for a healthy nation, a Christian nation.

Now, we are to seek corruption of that growth potential and rather make people happy in a dying nation and run by these people who wander about seeking all kinds of ways to be dead.

Are they fueled with knowledge to be dead? Yes. They constitute European failures form and whatever constitutes every course or junction with what Godlessness has performed on this planet.

Believe me, the coordinates to this, our universe, are quite different when mucking-it-up in blogeisphere with Putin, from signing up with Pythagoras for the spheres in celestial places that are the sound of music.

JUNE HOFFMAN
Placerville

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 4:48 pm

    I'm not sure. I might be mistaken. But, dammit, I believe June Hoffman has just published a short cut to solving quadratic equations. BRAVO!

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  • WezzyOctober 14, 2013 - 5:02 pm

    Amazing coincidence: I was just going to say the same thing.

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  • James E.October 14, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Ms. Hoffman, say what??????

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  • GeezerOctober 14, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    This has the makings of a whole new thread.

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  • R J CarterOctober 14, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Phil...I think I might agree with her, but to tell ya the truth, I really didn't understand much of what the heck she's talking about.....Too many BIG words flying around for this simple country boy...I bet June's really good at scrabble....

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  • scrabble fanOctober 14, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    What the heck's a quadriplegic elation?

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    quadriplegic elation is a quantum phenomenon. When a "top quark" LINK - Top quark merges with a "bottom quark" we have a phenomenon called "quadriplegic elation" - Good question, scrabble fan

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  • scrabble fanOctober 14, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    That top quark link was just the ticket for helping me figure it out. Thanks, Mr Veerkamp.

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  • PythagorasOctober 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    When this letter hits the stands readers everywhere will remember me as an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the writing about me came centuries after I crossed the great divide, so not much of what they say is reliable, except that it is true I was born on the island of Samos. Never forget.

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  • MorrisOctober 14, 2013 - 7:27 pm

    I've always found being dismembered to be quite rude. But I loves me some Dem on Repub porn! They have this thing called a Donkey Show....ya buddy. It's to die for.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm

    Pervert!

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  • united we standOctober 14, 2013 - 7:42 pm

    dismembered is rude but even more uncomfortable

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    Pythagoras is a square.

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  • whiz kidOctober 14, 2013 - 7:37 pm

    Not so much square as BC2 + AC2 = AB2, if you get the drift.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    R.J., have you ever taken classes in mathematical analysis or trigonometry? Those two are pre-requisites to continue with Ms. JUNE HOFFMAN's lectures. Sorry. But rules are rules. Quadratic equations are fundamentals of algebra, but Ms. JUNE HOFFMAN is waaaaay beyond simple algebra.

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  • OU812January 06, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    Phil Quadratic equations are primarily taught in Algebra II not trig or math analyses. I know because I got a C in Algebra II and A's in all other math classes. Sometimes the answer is not what's important it's the equation...

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 06, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    OU812, I clearly stated, "Quadratic equations are fundamentals of algebra . . ." A more careful reading of my October 14, 2013 - 8:46 pm indicates that I am inquiring into R.J.'s math foundation. He was drawing on simple algebra. Ms. Hoffman's thesis seems to draw from principles much higher than either algebra, mathematical analysis, or trig. I think she is even beyond partial differential and into at least . She may have a unique insight into "remote viewing".

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  • NiceJanuary 06, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    Ms Hoffman Horrah!!! Just one thing, I believe the immigrants are still amazing and longing for the "American Exceptional-ism" that they have dreamed of. It's us existing citizens who have shunned our greatest nation or that the very least taken it for granted that leaves one wanting.

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  • cookie65January 07, 2014 - 6:31 am

    Nice, isn't it interesting how people will brave 90 miles of open ocean in order to get here while so many born here lay around b*tching about having to do anything for themselves?

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  • Foaming at the MouthJanuary 07, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Cookie, isn't it interesting how some people lay about the MD website *****ing all day long about people bitching all day long? Actually, it isn't. Where have you been lately?

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  • James E.October 14, 2013 - 9:41 pm

    Phil, she is waaaay beyond something, I'm not sure what.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 9:50 pm

    . . . chuckle . . .

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  • Fran DuchampOctober 14, 2013 - 10:33 pm

    I prefer Fibonacci sequence in music over The Pythagorean Monochords...yet I also hold a fondness for what pi sounds like...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOQb_mtkEEE Good night to everyone...

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  • EvelynOctober 15, 2013 - 6:19 am

    Fran: What an interesting insert into a sea of ..................... um ..................... um .......................

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  • Fran DuchampOctober 15, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    Pythagoras believed in "tones" ...tones that heal the soul...that the universe has its own "hum" Each tone is to be played by itself for the duration of the vibration. (some feel it soothing--I find it irritating.)The Fibonacci sequence...and the golden ratio..well...now we have music--which is more complicated than just listening to "tones." I found a fun vid explaining to all....you can find more scientific vids--put I like this young person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv7rpcU29Nk 4 mins long--good background information.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 14, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Fran, The Life of Pi was also nice. Good night, Fran.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Phil...The life of PI is on netflix...I loved the book. Someday ill watch the movie.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 05, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    Ms. Hoffman, your letter has been marinating in my subconscious for 2 1/2 months now. Ms. Hoffman, you also have had 2 1/2 months to consider your fine observations in the context of the smartassy comments attached to your hypothesis. Is there a corollary in the wings?

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  • Jimmy SnyderJanuary 06, 2014 - 7:40 am

    It's all greek to me.

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  • I wonderJanuary 06, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Is she speaking in "tongues?"

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  • cookie65January 06, 2014 - 9:32 am

    The Euthanasia Coaster is a concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers. In 2010, it was designed and made into a scale model by Julijonas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London. Urbonas, who has worked at an amusement park, stated that the goal of his concept roller coaster is to take lives “with elegance and euphoria”. It is a ride to the death. The seven loops or ‘inversions’ put the human body under such stress that it causes the brain to be starved of oxygen, as the heart simply cannot push blood against the enormous g-forces. Even if it kills you, it is designed to still be a fun death. An honourable thought, if rather macabre.

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  • johnJanuary 06, 2014 - 10:59 am

    I think the Editor of the MD is doing one of two things: either pulling our chain by publishing letters like this without providing a translation; or, he's really, really, really short of material to publish. I know: he published a letter of mine last week about a COSTCO ad that was lame (both the letter and the ad were lame)---as Phil rightly pointed out.

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  • MorrisJanuary 06, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Chick sounds like a whole different section on Craigslist....

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  • Vic SubiaJanuary 06, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Could someone interpret this for me, please.

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  • InterpreterJanuary 06, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    George Washington said God & the Bible are essential for good governance. Though our forefathers were virtuous, America has degenerated (actually, has become quite disgusting). So now we must be led by corrupt people trying to kills us. Are they energized by death? Yes, just like those damn Europeans, who also were Godless failures. And now I'm off to listen to Putin play the lead role in the Sound of Music, after which I shall study up on Pythagoras and stop mucking-it-up in the blogeisphere (sic).

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 06, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Vic, this is a test. NO CHEATING!

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  • cookie65January 07, 2014 - 6:36 am

    The degeneration of voting for an empty suit based on some stupid slogan. After 5 years of hope and change = Shenandoah Family Farms’ ice cream plant in Hagerstown, Maryland has received over 1,600 applicants for a grand total of 36 jobs.

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  • cookie65January 07, 2014 - 10:13 am

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/106782-partisan-america-democrat-state-senator-reportedly-fires-staffer-befriending-republican/

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 07, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    I just hate the thought that this may be degeneration that lost it all to another protracted age of darkness . . .

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 08, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Ms. HOFFMAN, your motion will die for lack of a second. . . . .

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    GO NINERS!!!

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    RJ: You're now the pack leader!!! (It's not clear yet exactly how BIG the pack is. Could be just you and me.)

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    Having clocked in, I'm now clocking out. My brother has promised to feed me. Fattening me up for the kill.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    This is our new home? okay then...GO NINERS!!!! (shhh June is kind of scary--dismembered people and all) Im keeping my hat on my head for awhile. Welcome sock puppets...no ...no its okay little buddies...the scary woman isnt talking about you guys...no ones sure what she is talking about...except for the spheres of tones <---that one I knew. No-- there are no zombies that I can see--yes-- she does talk about dead people...maybe zombies are friendly...im sure they dont eat socks.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    ( X_x ) run.......

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    This is our new home--cobwebs and all. I cannot comment on this great article on its own page so im bringing it here ;P It can now be commented on :) I like a good challenge Petition brings reactions By Chris Daley From page A1 | January 17, 2014 | Leave Comment By Wednesday afternoon, the local political grapevine was in full bloom. As county leaders learned about the petition filed Tuesday by the Rural Communities United, the Mountain Democrat tried to contact several county officials and other individuals involved in the initiative process. “I’m not quite certain what it means,” District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting said in a phone call Wednesday. “I haven’t had time to study it carefully (other than a quick reading), and it would be premature to comment too much on it without more review. If it’s legally sound, it’s going to be a big deal and could change the entire General Plan. I live way out in the woods, so I don’t have anything personal at stake, but it’s going to be interesting.” Several of the big proposed housing developments overlap into District 2 including San Stino, Marble Valley and Lime Valley in Shingle Springs and the western portions of the county. Ron Mikulaco’s District 1 would be the site of parts of Marble Valley and Lime Valley as well. Bill Center, speaking for RCU, explained at some length the group’s decision to file the Intent to Petition just before noon on Tuesday. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors was in session and getting ready for a 2:30 p.m. presentation by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance, another group involved in development of the petition. Center said that elections law and deadlines played some role in the decision to move forward with the petition, noting that ideally, it should have been filed a couple of months earlier to take full advantage of the 180 days allowed for collecting signatures. Again by election code, the ballot measure needs to be verified and submitted within 90 to 120 days prior to the election in order to be included on the November ballot. He estimated that the signature effort might only have about 100 days after County Counsel gives the OK on the language and legalities of the document. County Counsel has received the documents from the Elections Department and has 15 working days to complete its review and approval. The County Counsel’s Office will write the “ballot title” and a summary of the measure that will be included on the petition. County Counsel Ed Knapp further noted, “We also will write the impartial analysis of the measure that will go into the ballot pamphlet for the election, assuming that the proponents of the measure obtain the required number of signatures to get it on the ballot.” A leader in previous initiatives, especially Measure Y, Center said the current effort “didn’t extend Measure Y because the county needs to look at how it will fund road improvements into the future.” Part of Measure Y holds that developers must be able to “mitigate” negative traffic impacts with work on the ground or by paying into the county’s Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee program. He also said, “The county needs to move off of the position of implementing the entire scope of the General Plan.” (That is, not building out to the highest capacity allowed by the General Plan.) Ron Mikulaco sent the following e-mail at noon Thursday: ”I have a deep appreciation for the local initiative process and I trust voters will make an informed decision. My job is to listen and attempt to balance all opinions and information and to implement what is in the best interest of our community and county. However, it appears the measure has the potential to work contrary to local control as it abdicates the most important local decisions to state bureaucrats and forces complex land issues to be decided by formula rather than locally elected officials accountable to the community.” Center described an “imbalance that currently exists within the county.” Homes that are being built or proposed in large numbers “are for people who will work outside the county.” Typically that means commuters driving down the hill to work in Sacramento County. The General Plan calls for a much closer balance between the number of residential units constructed and the number of jobs created for those new residents, and Center said multi-family units and even “big box” stores would help reach the goals laid out in the General Plan. He added that he expected there would be “some heated discussions” going forward. Ironically, early opposition to the initiative also focuses on jobs. Josh Wood, representing Regional Builders, a six-county professional association that includes architects, engineers and contractors, likely will be one of the participants in the “heated discussions.” Wood told the Mountain Democrat Thursday morning that his group expects to “formulate an aggressive position to protect jobs” to counter what he called “a pretty massive attack on job creation in El Dorado County.” Wood said his industry has encountered resistance in other counties in the region “but never to this degree.” He said his board of directors was planning to review the documents and begin preparing a response later Thursday morning.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    and my comment to the article I just posted would be YES!!!!! Thank you to all the brave people who fight back in this county. Okay im done. :)

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:53 am

    GO NINERS!!!!

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:56 am

    RJ: It looks like it's you and me against the world. Fran, Phil & James apparently are staying put. (James says we have to talk over the back fence, so to speak.) Haven't heard from Dee.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Evelyn......Eagles most often fly alone......

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:11 am

    RJ: Great way of looking at it. We don't need them anyway!

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:29 am

    According to the Native American animal totems--im a falcon (Falcon: New beginnings, adventure, passionate, and leadership.) Came to bring pizza and ...and drinks. Go Niners! " Peregrine Falcon defends territory from Bald Eagle. Filmed from a chartered fishing boat off the coast of Bar Harbor," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx96Xyq3HdY. We are fierce...lolol

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:35 am

    http://tinyurl.com/ksyh9o9 For the first time, hackers have used a refrigerator to attack businesses Business Insider By Julie Bort | Business Insider – Fri, Jan 17, 2014 8:29 AM EST

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Here's The Most Ironic Thing About Target's Massive Credit Card Hack "The malware involved something called "memory-scraping," Reuters reported. That means that the moment you swipe your card the malware grabbed your credit card info." Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ironic-part-of-target-credit-card-hack-2014-1#ixzz2qlyLbPg8

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Hackers Were Inside Neiman Marcus Computers For Months Before The Retailer Had Any Idea [Report] Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/category/hackers#ixzz2qlywNz3A

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:49 am

    I love the internet...however as a "gamer" (on a very small scale)--I know there are people who can get into most everything. Some keep pushing broadband up here...the meeting I went to --never talked about the danger of some of the new apps being used by businesses. Huge corporations have known for awhile that hackers--just get in. I have mentioned before..the real game online is between the programmers and the hackers...they just allow us on...but we are not the "game." these are highly intelligent humans...many very young. We taught them--they surpassed us...it is their world now. That is why I said to give the kids at the high schools the web portal assignment--would have been a piece of cake for them <----and good publicity for the county. Web Portal For El Dorado County: Designed and Run By El Dorado High School Students...yet another missed opportunity to "market" this place (and this one would have made us look "smart.")

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Blankets & toys welcome here, Fran! BTW: Where is Oh Brother? Reinforcements needed.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 18, 2014 - 10:05 am

    OK ...Just F.Y.I.........It's time to announce my magical "never fails", "can't lose" game winning menu for tomorrow's Seahawk-Niners playoff, it will be as follows;....... Seahawk (Chicken) kabobs with pineapple, mushroom and onion all barbequed to perfection and smothered in my HOMEMADE HONEY-SRIRACHA SAUCE over a bed of white rice.......Along with that a 12 pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon........Long story short, Niners win by 10 ......GO NINERS!!!!

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 10:19 am

    James says 49ers by 3. RJ says by 10. Knowing +/- ZERO about football, I'll say Seahawks by something (though I'm ABSOLUTELY rooting for the 49ers.) Oh Brother, what's your prognosis? PRIZE for the best guess: The winner gets to crow.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Yum on the food RJ....49ers by ...Im waiting for the expert to come...my grandson is on his way soon.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    My grandson said by 49...lolol go 49ers

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Elsewhere James infers that the lessening of ACA comments suggests Obamacare must be working. Premature, James. Some of us, certainly including myself, are sick to death of the subject. BUT, since James insists on reinvigorating the discussion, there is something new to say. A friend made her first medical pilgrimage this past week. Said significant delays were experienced consequent upon having to get Medicare pre-approval for what previously had been handled as routine tests. Possibly this points to medical practices having to increase administrative staff required for paperwork.

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    oops. . . . first 2014 medical pilgrimage . . .

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    James: Is it possible to have both? I know she had private insurance last year but ACA required an upgrade, or some such thing. But somehow I think it was Medicare that last week was requesting pre-approval for routine tests.

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    James: You must cross the fence to talk to me!

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    (X_x) Redevelopment, economic development... Redevelopment Agencies > El Dorado (county) El Dorado (county) This agency became inactive in 2005. TOTAL WARNING SIGNS For fiscal years spanning 2000-2001 to 2007-2008 Failed to develop land within five years Spent more than half their money on "planning" Spent at least $100,000 of budget and built no units http://projects.latimes.com/redevelopment/el-dorado-county/

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    THIS is interesting. "20 History Questions They Refuse To Answer In School"

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    "Embarrassing NIST: They Left Out Critical Structural Features of WTC7" - HERE: These critical features included stiffeners, that provided critical girder support, as well as lateral support beams which supported a beam which allegedly buckled. Only through the omission of any discussion about the stiffeners and the lateral support beams is NIST’s probable collapse sequence possible. It is the unanimous opinion of these structural engineers that with the inclusion of these critical features, NIST’s probable collapse sequence must be ruled out. ... After the discovery of these omissions, the group of architects and engineers who discovered them pressed NIST for over a year to get an answer to the question as to why these critical features were omitted from the Report’s discussion and analysis. But they were greeted with silence until October 25, 2013 when a NIST public relations official finally acknowledged that the stiffeners had been omitted, but incredibly, from an engineering standpoint, said they were not necessary to consider.

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  • James E.January 18, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    Evelyn, OK, I'm on your side of the fence. There would be no reason to have Medicare and also pay for an ACA policy. As I said, I have never had a problem with doctor ordered tests so she must have been referring to an ACA policy which is with an insurance company for profit, and therefore each test must be approved.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Welcome James...everyone James is here...hello....sorry James...someone can answer your question--just not me. Hope you are having a great evening.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    SWAB 7 expect a 9/11 truth "Snowden" will be standing at the side of Messiah. He will be known by his hardhat, Carharts, and tool bag. Scientific testing of the person at the side of Messiah will reveal traces of thermite/thermite, det cord and Koch Brothers fairy dust along with 666 ppb Bush neocon salad dressing.

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:30 am

    "North Korea's Rare Earths Could be Game Changer" - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:47 am

    The Psychology of Being a “Non-Conspiracy Theorist” - HERE

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  • James E.January 19, 2014 - 10:40 am

    Woman, 66, goes onto ChristianMingle to meet her new love selected by (assume God). She is conned out of $500,000 -- she may get $200,000 back, but $300,000 lost forever. Guess the bottom line is that if you send $500,000 to someone on the internet you deserve to be conned. Cookie, send me $500,000.

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Pardon my perverse sense of humor, James, but that's actually quite funny. For anyone wanting to hook up with an anonymous stranger, Christian Mingle: HERE. The Site says you can browse for free!!!

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 11:22 am

    The above 66-year-old dupe must have overlooked this helpful bit of advice: "Spark Networks USA, LLC does not conduct background checks on the members or subscribers of this website. however, the safety and security of our members is our top priority. we urge all members to follow our online safety tips."

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 11:24 am

    RJ: What time do the Seahawks kick off?

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 19, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Evelyn......Kick off should be around 3:30 P.M. our time......

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 19, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    R.J., my door is normally open to my sister . . . but . . .

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  • James E.January 19, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    It's a good day today. Mr. Fred has been declared by his oncologist as being cancer free. Victory!

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 19, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Phil.....I know hear ya, I'm pick'in up what your lay'in down....Despite my magical "never fails", "can't lose" game winning SRIRACHA SAUCE I also got kinda a bad feeling about today's game....Best to stay away from "Evil" Evelyn.....Anyway......BBQ is started and I'm getting my Whitney on (As in Whitney Houston) but without the bathtub......Anyway........GO NINERS!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    R.J. I'm hoping that Karma gets "them" for refusing to sell California any tickets.

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  • "Evil" EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    Cheers .... May the better team win!!!

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  • "Good" EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    10 - 0: Looks like there must be some happy 49ers fans about now.

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  • "Mad" EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Oh damn . . . I nearly burned the house down. Thank goodness my nose does duty as a smoke detector.

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  • "Glad" EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    Good news about Mr. Fred, James.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 19, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Hello to the many facets of Miss Evelyn :)

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    Go Seahawks!!!

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  • The Real EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    An imposter walks among us. I did NOT post above @5:21 pm. Someone is trying to ensure my premature demise by stoning!!! Not even "Evil" Evelyn would venture such a misplaced sentiment in El Dorado County. Go 49ers!!! Whoever had the nerve to play fake me -- meet me at the corner at midnight and we'll duke it out. (Any moment now the FAKE Evelyn is going to say The Real Evelyn is the Fake Evelyn!!! Oh, what a wicked web.)

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    17 - 13: GO 49ers!!!

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 19, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Phil...are you through hugging the planet? Could a big cash crop instead of houses...have the same results for hook ups :) (if it wasnt you hugging the planet...sorry...lololol) Lets say yellow striped tomatoes...instead of hemp <---because people will try to smoke railroad cars full of it. Is the hook up the same? would it help as well to bring in the need money for that third line. Or working "dude" ranches with cattle (although Folsom might not like the smell.)

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    OUCH

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:25 pm

    YAY Mr. Fred

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 19, 2014 - 10:35 pm

    To our real Evelyn - oh no my 49ers lost...you promised no hexes....whaaaa I'm so hurt...Phil your sister hexed my team :( oh well, we can't win em all. But if Richard Sherman sets the example for his team the Seahawks; I'm saying go BRONCOS!!

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 19, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    erstwhile

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  • EvelynJanuary 20, 2014 - 6:54 am

    CITY OF PLACERVILLE RESIDENTS: Thursday this week (01/23/14) @5:30 p.m., Town Hall, there will be a Special City Council Workshop to discuss a Capital Improvement Program. HERE is the Proposal. The City will be considering options for increasing the Sales Tax to fund improvements to: Roads, Old City Hall, Police Station, Parking Facilities, Town Hall. No action will be taken on Thursday. The issue will then be put on the City Council Agenda of 1/28/14 or 2/11/14. The City suggests that a citizen's group should be formed to promote the Sales Tax increase to Placerville voters.

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:32 am

    $1.6 million settlement for man forced by cops to have enemas, colonoscopy - HERE (My response: GOOD!!!)

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:40 am

    We Vanquish Terrorism When We Tap Into the Huge Reserve of Courage Within Each One of Us, and Refuse To Be Terrorized - HERE: Philosophers have long noted the utility of fear to the state.

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Largest known rare earth deposit discovered in North Korea - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Is Netflix About To Cost More? Net Neutrality Explained - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair subjected to citizen's arrest at top London restaurant Tramshed over 'war in Iraq' - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:36 am

    Flu takes 45 lives so far in California; Sacramento County counts 11 deaths locally Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/17/6081098/flu-takes-45-lives-so-far-in-california.html#storylink=cpy

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:43 am

    The Influenza Deception - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:38 am

    UN: more than 200 million jobless last year <---and people still wonder why we have so many homeless... Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/20/6086467/un-more-than-200-million-jobless.html#storylink=cpy

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Mental patients bused – and crime followed http://tinyurl.com/l89qkwo

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Forecasting--hope. "About 496,000 people came from other states to California in 2012, the largest number since 2007. About 540,000 left California for other states. The net loss of 45,000 residents is a big improvement from prior years. For much of the last decade, California lost at least 100,000 more residents to other states than it gained." Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/17/6081894/fewer-californians-leaving-for.html#storylink=cpy It is still a loss of of 45,000 residents.

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  • James E.January 21, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Evelyn, I read the site. Not sure what to do as I've already had the flu shot? Should I ask my doctor to take it back? I do currently have a massive cold. Cannot taste or smell anything. Not the flu as no body aches or throwing up, etc., etc.

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    James: Back on January 8th I wrote: "NO NO NO NO NO, James. Don't do it. Unfortunately, the die has been cast. James will get a flu shot." Having closely followed vaccination literature for at least the last several years I can only say that under no circumstances would I ever voluntarily submit to a flu shot.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 21, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    James....Just F.Y.I....I was picking up a prescription a month or so ago at my hospital and they were giving free flu shots to folks.....I asked the nurse giving the shots to give me the straight-up skinny about should I get a flu shot or not......She said because she works in a hospital and is around sick folks all the time she gets one, but If it wasn't for that no, she would never get one......Long story short, being the social butterfly that you are, (Going to Home Depot so much) it's probably good you got one......

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  • James E.January 21, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    R.J., and Evelyn, so the up side of the shot is that it might protect you and the down side is that your arm will fall off. Anymore down side? #111

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    James: From the above-linked article -- " [T]he years with the highest rate of [flu] infection (2009-2011) were the two years of and immediately following the H1N1 Swine Flu panic that resulted in the mass vaccination of millions of people the world over." ********** Get well soon.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    CEDAC rules "SECTION 5: TERMS OF OFFICE. The terms of office for Supervisor nominated appointed members shall be for one year, however the term shall expire upon the conclusion of the nominating Supervisor's term. Terms of service for at-large members shall be for one year. All members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors." <-----one year...expires with appointing board member. New Supervisors will get to chose new people :)

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    Question? one year over and over? lololol

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Fran: Looks like it!

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    Miss Evelyn (waving hello) They are gathering their paperwork to justify their existence...and to proclaim that their sub committees do not have to follow the Brown Act...although they have been told time and time again that they have to. Just some of their emails alone contain...half of their board...which is a quorum. they were aware of that as well.

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Fran: They are the "blue eyed children". Good luck to anyone saying otherwise.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    Watched the BOS...it really is sad. Such an important issue--in my life I have never really been treated "bad." However, maybe rudely over time...so I quit. and moved on. And I can take a lot--before I figure thats it...starts around the 8th year...I cant imagine being afraid of an employer...

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    LINK - JOE HARN - IDENTIFIED sexual exploits on the video at 00:27:50 ~~~ 01:19:43 ~~~ 03:04:17

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 22, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    LINK - KABOOM! Nearby Galaxy M82 Hosts a New Supernova!

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    The Disturbing Link Between Psychopathy And Leadership - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    How to Identify a Psychopath - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    LINK - homoclite - “A First-Rate Madness” audio with author ~ 19 minutes

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  • EvelynJanuary 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

    James: How many days after the flu shot before you became unwell?

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  • James E.January 23, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Evelyn, not sure, think about 10 days.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 23, 2014 - 10:31 am

    James--please get better soon :)

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 23, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    I watch media through my computer...I was watching a show when this commercial came up...and I laughed and laughed Be Collection: Be Dynamic Lime Spearmint Zest and Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate Trek BE Inspired Arouse your senses with the serenity of vanilla and the exhilaration of cool peppermint.toothpaste flavors These are the new ...BE inspired collection from Crest toothpaste. lololol omg I bet they make lots of money off this. People keep repeating--stay positive...push away the negative...close your eyes...relax...it is all good....start your day with the serenity of vanilla....lololololololol sorry carry on......

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 23, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    although this new line of toothpaste does fit in with whatever June was saying in this article...I can hear the Pythagorean tones now as someone brushes their teeth with chocolate toothpaste...im done. SALTS (no sorry--full lololololololololol)

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 23, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to completely do away with the extra point in future NFL games because kickers have got so good over the years that out of 1200+ attempts, all were made this year except 4, and 3 out of those four were blocked....... I say instead, just make the extra point harder to make....Just move the extra point try further back, like to the 50 yard line instead of the 19-20 yard line were it is now.......Then, as a fair trade off, lets make the size of holes on all golf courses a lot bigger.......... Holes about 3ft around would suit me very nicely...... There, ya see, everybody's happy, win/win, problem solved!!!......P.S...GO BRONCOS!!.....

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  • James E.January 23, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Someone mention car leasing. I've never leased a car and I'm wondering about how the sales tax is paid. As example, an ad might read $3,500 due at signing with taxes, license, admin fees separate. So, with a new car, in addition to coming up with the upfront $3,500, do you also come upfront with a couple of thousand for the sales tax, or is the sales tax blended into your monthly lease payments?

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  • EvelynJanuary 23, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Know nothing; can't help.

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  • EvelynJanuary 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    James: re your 3:25 pm elsewhere ........ I'm giving you a pass THIS time. Besides, you're not well!!!

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  • James E.January 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Evelyn, true -- raving out of control. Could blame it on my high fever but don't have one.

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  • James E.January 23, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    Perhaps I've been too hard on my Tea/Republican friends this afternoon, so I should say something to calm them down -- Hillary is a juggernaut for 2016 and instead of an election, there should just be an appointment to the highest office. Sorry, my friends, but America is demanding their first woman president. Stand back or you will be run over.

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  • EvelynJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    James E. - Very impressive background.

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:25 am

    "Hillary 2016 gets massive backing" - HERE: The nation’s largest liberal super PAC has started raising money in support of Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential bid, putting the political machine in place to smooth the path to the Democratic nomination well before most voters have begun thinking about 2016.

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:27 am

    "Democrats Have Just Handed Republicans a Huge Win: Stopping NSA Spying Now a Republican Platform" - HERE

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  • James E.January 25, 2014 - 9:40 am

    Cookie, temp forecasted for next Weds is 75 degrees. This in January -- Al Gore vindicated. hahahahahahahaha

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 9:43 am

    James: Elect Al Gore. Quickly. We need rain!!!

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  • James E.January 25, 2014 - 10:14 am

    Evelyn, I wish there was some way to push that high pressure cell to the east. Most unusual for it to stick around this long.

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  • James E.January 25, 2014 - 10:20 am

    Evelyn, did you see my comment yesterday where I refused my wife's request to hose off the car? James E -- saving water whenever possible, even if it makes my wife pout.

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 10:34 am

    oops. My 10:33 was to your 10:14.

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 10:36 am

    By summer's end we'll be lucky to be able to hose off ourselves! (As long as the car windows are clean enough for safe driving your wife will be OK!)

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 10:33 am

    Indeed, James. Does anyone know anything / have any theories or input about polar shift? HERE is a Nov. 2013 article which says: "The magnetic North Pole has been on the move for some time, moving from northern Canada towards Russia at a rate of 25-40 miles a year. The speed of movement has increased during the last decade." ********* How much would have to be spent on CO2 reduction to reverse polar shift?

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  • James E.January 25, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    The French president is leaving his girlfriend so he can be with his girlfriend.

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  • James E.January 25, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    Why our health programs are nutso: 1. A US hospital may charge $500 for a bag of saline, while a bag of saline is $5 in Paris. 2. Americans have no way to compare prices. In the local area a procedures may cost $15,000 in one hospital while it is $7,500 in another hospital. 3. Doctors do every test in the book to cover themselves should they get sued. 4. And, this one I love -- A hip replacement goes for about $40,000 in the U.S., while in Madrid it's $7,000. So you could buy a ticket to Madrid, have the hip operation and stay in Spain for two years, and then have your other hip replaced, and then buy a ticket returning home and all of that would be less than you would pay in the U.S. -- boy, are Americans getting shafted by our health providers. Greed with a large G.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 8:33 am

    "Mouthwashes 'can raise risk of heart attack and strokes': Antiseptic gargles kill good bacteria that help keep blood pressure down" - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 8:34 am

    RJ: Get well soon!

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 9:31 am

    CHANCE OF RAIN: ~~~ Jan. 30 - 30% ~~~ Jan. 31 - 60% ~~~ Feb. 1 - 20% ~~~ Feb. 2 - 30% ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ COMMON CORE WEATHER FORCAST: 140% chance of rain. Open Folsom gates to provide flood protection.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 9:33 am

    v. good!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 9:46 am

    . . . but the grade given that COMMON CORE weather forecast would be F. The work was not shown. The better answer: CHANCE OF RAIN: ~~~ Jan. 30 - 30% ~~~ Jan. 31 - 60% ~~~ Feb. 1 - 20% ~~~ Feb. 2 - 30% ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ COMMON CORE WEATHER FORCAST: 30% + 60% + 20% + 30% = 140% chance of rain. (The whole is equal to the sum of it's parts)Open Folsom gates to provide flood protection. ~~~ The complete answer yields full scholarship to ivy league college of choice.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:30 am

    I found this article funny...but im slanted...and I guess it would provide jobs. "An anecdote from a student over drug use at the University of Puget Sound led one professor to test sewage in an effort to gauge the use of illegal drugs. "The amphetamine levels go through the roof during finals," says chemistry professor Dan Burgard in an interview with Gizmodo. Sewage tests in Europe have now allowed scientists to map exactly where drugs are consumed, covering entire populations and cities. While scientists can pinpoint usage spikes of cocaine and ecstasy in London, and the increase of marijuana use in Italy, legal and ethical concerns have arisen over police potentially testing wastewater. Gizmodo takes a closer look at the process, leaving questions over your right to privacy when you flush your toilet." Sewage reveals the popular drugs of the world's cities http://tinyurl.com/qcloszb

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:33 am

    Just so you know the study behind my last posting..."One parallel legal issue is whether people have an expectation of privacy with their trash. Legal cases have basically decided that the police can go through and not need a warrant. "So when you flush your toilet, you may be waiving your privacy rights," he said."

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Now the scary part of that article is that a few think it would work on knowing if a "community" is healthy...and if not--use the data as an intervention to the whole community...decided by a few...sound familiar. Life is odd right now.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Morris...first search shows some people not so happy with your Aqua at Lakeshore East, http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2012/1stDistrict/1120438.pdf

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:53 am

    awwwwwww sorry I did the long link....sorry Phil :(

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:58 am

    lololol Morris it does not get any more urban than your aqua lakeside community http://www.magellandevelopment.com/lakeshore-east/.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    We all 'know' crime doesn't pay. Well, here is an exception. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, per the board of directors on Friday, received a 74% raise. The board was blind to the list of crimes and misdemeanors under Mr. Dimon's leadership -- mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, illegal billing, kickbacks, manipulating California's energy market, rigging the Libor benchmark interest rate, and turning a blind eye to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A bank CEO too big to fail. And we wonder where our country is going!

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    ADDED: No accountability for the big boys, only for us.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    James, if YOU - YOU, Colonel, have received compound interest then you - YOU - Colonel Longhofer are an accessory to the crimes you assign to Jamie Dimon. ~~~ The product of the sum is equal to the sum of the products. ~~~ All compound interest functions (exponential functions) ultimately blow up. ALL WHO CHARGE/RECEIVE COMPOUNDING INTEREST ARE GUILTY. . . . a Ponzi scheme is compounding on steroids.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    Phil, how would I receive compound interest from Chase? I don't own their stock, I have no checking or savings accounts, or credit cards with them? How would I receive compound interest from them?

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    ADDED: Oh, and I never invested with Bernie -- you must think I'm rich.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Mr. Noll continues to be fixated on filthy words. He recently alleged I learned filthy words while a prisoner of war for 63 days in the military special operations wars of the 80s. Mr. Noll is correct. Before those 63 days and after decades in the Army, I had no knowledge of filthy words -- but after the 63 days I knew every filthy word in the book. However, as Mr. Noll always speaks of that which he doesn't know (relying on movie and TV prison movies), I must say during those 63 days I heard not one filthy word. Don't say bad words in front of your children. That is a good policy. However, by the time they are 12, they will have heard every dirty word from their peers. There's no way you can stop it.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    James, meditate on, The product of the sum is equal to the sum of the products. The 2008 "explosion/deflation" was, in the very simplest form(some might say oversimplified) the inevitable result (reset) of compounding. It matters not whether we look at the compounding of BofA, Chase, Wells Fargo, Eldorado Savings, Schools . . . The product of the sum is equal to the sum of the products. In other words one thousand deposits of $1.00 at 3% equals one deposit of $1,000 at 3%. You and I are accomplices. The "explosion" was at the top and the "explosion" was the inevitable result of compounding interest. Go to jail with Jamie or whistle another tune.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    . . . If it will relieve your troubled conscience(s) you may offload all that filthy lucre onto me.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Phil, I don't understand your point. So all of America are partners in crime with Chase? Tell me again how I received interest from Chase. Is it some kind of math geek theory?

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    James, you require more meditation on the mathematical implications of the PRODUCT OF SUMS. Think James, meditate. . . .

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    Miss Evelyn...this is interesting...http://www.edcea.org/ It is not as strongly word as some organizations...but it is something--although didnt someone say--the group really has done nothing to protect the employees rights?

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Morris-2009 (CA) El Dorado sees an increase in construction-defect lawsuits Posted Fri, 05/08/2009 "“They cut corners in designing their houses,” Thomas claimed. “They call it ‘value engineering’ but the idea is to build it as cheaply as possible.” "We’ve probably inspected 100 homes,” he said. “We only found one that didn’t have a problem."

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    sorry morris...link http://www.hadd.com/node/898

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Phil, I reject your position that America is complicit in Mr. Dimon's criminal behavior. It does make a good excuse to soften the misbehavior of Corporations which is a Tea/Republican objective.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    Fran: I don't know about this particular instance, but all too often union leadership gets co-opted by management.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Phil, to equate Mr. Dimon's criminal behavior by expressing F' in minterms, finding dual, and complementing each literals, or even expressing F in maxterm by expressing O's in product of maxterms is ludicrous on its face. No one contributed to Mr. Dimon's criminal behavior except himself.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    OK, guys, speak in English, please. You're now waaaay over my head!

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 9:23 pm

    James, the "money function" is an "exponential function". All exponenetial functions ultimately "blow up". Ninety nine percent (99%) of the population believe that when the bubble pops and the money function deflates that some crook got the loot. They have no concept of money disappearing, poof, to "money heaven". THERE MUST BE A CROOK. The criminalization of deflation will come back to bite us. James Dimon is a "criminal" because there HAS TO BE a criminal because money does not just disappear. Some crook has it. James Dimon took the loot . . . It MUST be so . . . there is no Money Heaven . . . except . . . except . . . what feeds A = P(1+r/n)^nt? What feeds "the beast"? When the exponential function "matures" and approaches vertical and finally falls back to "reality" it cannot be the math. It must be criminal . . . because so few voters are math illiterate. . . . and besides the court said it's criminal. James says it's criminal. Oh . . . yes . . . the ancients also said something about compounding interest . . . what was that word? . . . and what did those old religious kooks know about A = P(1+r/n)^nt anyway?

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Should read," . . . because so few voters are math literate . . . "

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Evelyn, for Phil to bring Boolean Algebra into this site is -------! Perhaps if Mr. Dimon is tried in criminal court he can use Boolean as a defense as everyone in America is at fault, so please find me not guilty. It won't fly.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    I can't even spell that B work. Don't bother trying to explain it to me!

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    . . . WORD, not work.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    http://tinyurl.com/kgvwvrf Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America By Diana Kendall

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    I have never belonged to a union...although in school I did an investigative report of the UTLA (United Teachers Los Angeles.)

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  • Robert D NollJanuary 26, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    thousands of children in Vietnam would have loved to hear their American fathers speak to them in any language

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Someone go check up on RJ to see if he's going to survive!

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    James: I hope it pours for 40 days and 40 nights.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    My wife will be happy as after 40 days and nights I'll be able to hose off the car.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Humans are about 70% water, and about 70% of earth's surface is water. Hmmmm.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    This state of rainlessness has me in a panic. I have visions of no drinking water and nothing for combating fires. Please tell me I'm being alarmist. I wouldn't mind that proving to be the case.

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  • The creeper knowsJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    I bet if everyone here who wanted Robert Noll to shut up all ran outside and threw their arms in the air at the same time it would swoosh away the high pressure system that's been hanging over Calif. and it would rain cats & dogs.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    Feeling better, RJ?!!!

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    OK, folks, enough from me. I've got dishes to wash and a dog to walk before the rain comes. Behave yourselves.

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  • EvelynJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    "The Real Conservatism of the ‘Liberal Establishment’: The ‘Liberal’ Establishment Is Far From Progressive, And Isn’t Even Authentically Liberal: It’s Just Corrupt" - HERE ********** I haven't read this yet, James, but I agree with the title.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 26, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Miss Evelyn...it is going to rain soon :)

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    Evelyn, that high pressure ridge has moved so we should be getting some storms in here that will wet us up a bit.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    Yes, I noticed Mr. Noll's out of the blue comment about children in Vietnam fathered by Americans. It made me wonder if Mr. Noll fathered a child in Vietnam? It also made me wonder if Mr. Noll ever served in Vietnam, and finally if Mr. Noll was ever in the armed forces. Mr. Noll?

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    The creeper knows about Mr. Noll.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    Mr. Noll reminds me of a mild little guy who never says what he means, but just nibbles around the edges.

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    Phil, Dimon is guilty of gross financial malfeasance. Math formulas do not absolve him. And, no, I don't think he has greenbacks hidden in his basement.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    James, Americans lost $10.2 TRILLION in 2008. How much of that loss is attributed to James Dimon? Seriously, what constitutes gross financial malfeasance? What percent of the $10.2 TRILLION is Dimon's piece of " gross financial malfeasance"?

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 10:35 pm

    James, you do have a trace on JPMorgan's $13 Billion Settlement to Eric Holder's Justice Dept? No? Who gets th' loot from Justice. Madoff's victims? Widows & orphans?

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    Phil, $13B from Chase stockholders. Not a dime from Dimon. $13B probably went into the general fund. There has been some distribution of funds for Bernie's victims, but not sure how it is funded. Selling off Bernie's Rolex?

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  • James E.January 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    Early chocolate tonight. Tomorrow all.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 26, 2014 - 11:49 pm

    Sleep tight, James. When you awaken ponder this over your morning cup of coffee. Eric Holder's Justice Department has recovered .1% from JPMorgan of the $10.2 trillion lost by Americans in 2008. That's I/10th of a penny on the dollar. Based on your premise that "gross financial malfeasance" is underlying the 2008 collapse then if 1/10 of a penny on the dollar recovery is the best that Eric Holder's Justice Department can do then perhaps Eric Holder's Justice Department is displaying gross judicial malfeasance and ought to be replaced by some sort of department that can do 10 times better and recover ONE WHOLE PENNY on the dollar. . . . or . . . perhaps 2008 was not a criminal phenomenon but the natural end result of "unreal money" that was "created" while "feeding" the compounding interest beast.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 27, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Russian activist publishes Sochi corruption file Associated PressBy NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Associated Press – 28 mins ago http://tinyurl.com/qh53njf "Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Sochi Olympics, which run Feb. 7-23, making them the most expensive games ever, even though as a winter event it hosts many fewer athletes than summer games do." We talked about the Olympic games before--are they worth the price? Tahoe is looking at the future of the winter games...

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    James - Note: Another flu shot survivor/victim in these parts.

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  • James E.January 27, 2014 - 7:34 pm

    Evelyn, I don't think I had the flu, just a bad cold. With zinc, I was in and out in five days so couldn't have been the flu. Hey, rain coming!!!!

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Marcia said she had a flu shot followed by the flu. I had no flu shot; no flu. Proof perfect! Yes, zinc is good. Glad you're better, James. (Ignore the person below; he's not well!)

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    TRUE STORY: Back in 2001 my husband and I had a friend who, at the age of 90, was still a practicing, regularly publishing and highly regarded astronomer. He enjoyed excellent health and had no known frailties. Because the flu was going around our friend was talked into being vaccinated. Shortly thereafter he contracted the flu, and not long after was dead.

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    Dr. Alan Cousins - HERE (I think the D.O.B. is wrong)

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 27, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    No flu vaccine for me. I have no flu. Sorry to hear about Longhoffer's vaccination and subsequent illness. I hope it was ObamaCare gave Longhoffer the flu . . . Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha . . . cough . . . choke . . . . ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha . . . cough . . . . uh . . . can laughing cause the flu? But really, James when you were sick I felt sorry for you. But now you're better. So now I still feel sorry for you.

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  • James E.January 27, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    Evelyn, but the 90 year old is a N=1. You will need more to reach a statistical significant conclusion. Phil, again your premise if flawed -- I didn't have the flu.

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    . . . My stats don't go any higher.

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  • James E.January 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Flu: Sick as a dogbert, in bed, fever, coughing, ache all over. Me: Not sick as a dogbert, not in bed, no fever, no cough, no ache all over, but really bad stuffed nose, sneezeing, and runny nose, ergo a cold.

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    I had to look up dogbert. Sorry, they don't count.

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    I'm calling it a night. Stuff to do. Until we meet again.

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  • James E.January 27, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    Dogbert is an affectionate name for a dog, as in my Dogberts.

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  • EvelynJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    I had to come back on to take care of unfinished business. RJ, last night's interjection was hilarious!!! (Saw today's acknowledgment.)

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 27, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    please point me towards R.J.'s hilarity

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  • EvelynJanuary 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

    Phil: 26th - 7:06 pm

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Miss Evelyn...more and more lawsuits going up against Smarat growth...interesting older paper on smart growth Smart Growth Why We Discuss It More than We Do It http://tinyurl.com/lukfctd

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Smart Growth

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:24 am

    http://www.smartcodecentral.org/

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:24 am

    http://www.transect.org/

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:26 am

    "Walkable Neighborhoods – One of the basic principles in the SmartCode is that towns and cities should be structured as a series of walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods require a mix of land uses (residential, office, and retail), public spaces with a sense of enclosure to create “outdoor rooms”, and pedestrian-oriented transportation design." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmartCode

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:31 am

    remember at the BOS meetings...realtors, developers, and our very own economic development groups-- support LUPPU . why? How do they make their money?http://archive.realtor.org/sites/default/files/OCGsummer04.pdf

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:44 am

    "One thing these three main sources of promotion for Smart Growth have in common is that they do not include significant numbers of plain citizens—especially local homeowners, who are the majority in most suburban communities. To put it another way, most pressures to adopt Smart Growth policies do not come from the citizenry at large but from one or more of these special interest groups." <----so if you go to a workshop...and only nine people are there...remind them that they do not represent the whole community. (Pollock Pines input to the master final parks and trails...nine people --one of whom leads the Economic group.)

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Smart Growth is based on --"disjointed incrementalism." lololol...process, process, process...."Disjointed Incrementalism. In contrast to rational planning theory, non-rational theories emphasize the actual practice of planning as iterative processes within which participants have the freedom to adjust both methods and goals and adjust the scope of their deliberations at will. Non-rational theories fail to provide normative guidance on the practice of planning. Disjointed incrementalism, in particular, fails to recognize that not all human processes are incremental, therefore may be incapable of dealing with rapid, broadly-based change, particularly when politically disadvantaged groups are most greatly affected."

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 28, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    http://prospect.org/article/40-year-slump The State of work in the age of Anxiety From 1947-1974 people brought home most of what they produced...since 1974-up...different story. the decline of the american job.

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    I cannot be trusted when there are donuts in the house. I will seek them out and make sure they will never be stale.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 28, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Latest news out of Miami is the Judge presiding over the Justin Bieber trial just gave Bieber a choice: Either join The Marine Corps Or Go To Jail.....That Judge is great!!!!....But, I'm not so sure the Marines think so....

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 28, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    R.J., help me. Please tell me you are faithfully reporting the real verdict/judgment? . . . or . . . are you being smarta$$ again?

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Geez Phil.... You wouldn't know your hair was on fire if you didn't read it in the Mountain Democrat.......Here a link to the outside world for ya...........http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/01/justin-bieber-drunk-driving/

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Justin Bieber is not going to join the Marines. But, wouldn't it be sweet. And, I'm not sure it is even legal anymore for a judge to put that choice on Justin. Poor little boy making around $100 million a year.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    James ...I can remember during Vietnam judges would often give the accused the same choice....Military or jail....

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    R.J., yes, that was then. I do see that this is all over Google. Hahahaha, if he does have the choice he will pick jail.

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    One of his 15 year old fans says he will really look hot in his Marine uniform.

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    I think the deal, during VN, was if you join the armed forces the charges will be dropped. I'm sure many took the deal. In Bieber's case, I hope they send him to Paris Island.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 28, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha . . . choke . . . Thanks, R.J. . . . ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, . . . LINK - Fans gathered outside Bieber’s Long Beach mansion expressed guarded support for the singer. ~~~ “I know he will be, like, a totally awesome Marine soldier,” said Tiffani Liebgott, 15, “and will look totally hot with that green beret!” ~~~ “Yeah,” agreed her friend, Melani Carson, also 15, “and they also carry those sexy swords like in those commercials. Hashtag ‘the hotness,’” she added, actually saying aloud the word “hashtag.”

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  • EvelynJanuary 28, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    Pete Seeger, Folk Legend, Dead at 94 - HERE

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    I'm not sure you will find a Marine wearing a green beret, even if it would make him look 'hot.'

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    Evelyn, Pete has been squeezed out by Bieber. Who will look so 'hot' slashing his neighbors with that Marine sword.

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  • James E.January 28, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    Duffle bag is a pseudo-military version of the Onion. So, R.J. and Phil, twas just a joke and Bieber is currently reported to be in Panama with a model. Sorry. P.S. You guys enjoying the State of the Union?

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 28, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    James.....You mean to say there is something on the internet that that is simply untrue???......Just a joke???.......Shhhhh!!....Don't tell Phil....

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 28, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    P.S.......Yes, the President's annual political pep rally/Obama-care commercial was very entertaining....... But, not as much as "The big Bang Theory"......Should have watched "The big Bang Theory" .

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  • EvelynJanuary 28, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    PETE SEEGER - "Freight Train" - HERE ****** Nite, Pete.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 28, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    As far as this years Presidents SOTU Address, It only less than an hour to separate all FACT from FICTION... ....http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-less-meets-eye-obama-speech-023641664--politics.html

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 29, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Miss Evelyn we got rain (just a little here in Pollock)...here is a great sight to the weather cams up in Tahoe http://www.tahoetopia.com/webcams

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 29, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Cars are being banned across the pond...what do they do? Live in communities where there are bicycle lanes and rail...can american cities do that as well--give up their cars. and actually since this has been going on for awhile--did anyone ask us? Smart growth...it is more than you think. someone has decided we should not have cars anymore...could this have something to do with carbon trading?

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  • EvelynJanuary 30, 2014 - 7:59 am

    TRIBUTES TO PETE SEEGER ~~ A TRUE PRINCE OF PEACE - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 30, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    Maybe Ebenezer Scrooge wasn't such a bad guy after all. A group of up to 40 students at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City had their lunches taken away and then thrown in the trash due to outstanding balances on their accounts, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune.http://tinyurl.com/jw6nflo

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 31, 2014 - 9:18 am

    'Zombie' Bees Surface in the Northeast "Mutant "zombie bees" that act like the ghoulish creatures of horror films have surfaced in the Northeast after first appearing on the West Coast, a bee expert told ABC News on Wednesday. An amateur beekeeper in Burlington, Vt., last summer found honeybees infested with parasites that cause the insects to act erratically and eventually kill them. It was the first spotting of zombie bees east of South Dakota, according to John Hafernik, a professor of biology at San Francisco State University whose team in October verified the infestation." http://tinyurl.com/ogqsrg3

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  • EvelynJanuary 31, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Good morning, everyone. I'm abandoning ship now!

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 01, 2014 - 7:59 am

    I forgot to share a special moment in Pollock Pines. as people know they are building a Family Dollar Store up here. Now although everyone is now thinking I brought it here...I did not. I was against people saying they wouldnt ever go there--they were shunning it before it arrived. As always most missed the point--it was not their property to even think about deciding. for me--I could care less what comes in...because it is not my property. A recreational store did not make sense...if people want those items--ask True Value to bring them in--and see how it goes. Now for the sharing...I went to leave someone at the laundry mat...while doing that I saw that their were workers taking a break--so I went up to ask some questions about the design <---since I had been at the design meeting. so I m talking to the workers...and this black car is driving in and parks (maybe going to the Chinese food place ) anyway he comes over to us and looks at me and ...paraphrased, "You arent impeded these people are you? Because I will call the sheriff." Now since I fought for the owner having the right to put anything he wants on his own property--why would I stop anything? Maybe he was joking...lolololol. This store will serve some of the people up here that have no money. If the community doesnt like it--it will disappear just as every other place has--when people do not support it. Sportsman is being run by the person who also does the Diamond springs eatery--she is a hit up here. (Watch for our economic group to take credit--although im sure they are not cooking or serving.) So now the other places in town--heads up...pay attention. this woman is competitive--her food is excellent--service is great....prices are reasonable. Now this is a great story....if anyone can make a go of sportsman s --it will be this young lady. And it is very appropriate to be in this building--instead of a "new" building. The Hall is a beautiful building with memories of the history of our space. If people like something--they will find it. The atmosphere is "casual"--so even campers will go to eat there.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 01, 2014 - 8:46 am

    Everyone have a great day :) Im off to volunteer in my favorite place--chocolate world....the Pollock Pines Camino Community Center raises money by selling See s candy in front of safeway up here...today is opening day. 12-3 is my shift. this event helps with the free dinners and maintaining the Center. It is not government run--it is all run on donations...a "true" community event. The next "Free" celebration dinner is for Easter--which on their proposed calendar will be on sat. April 19th time not set as of yet. All people are invited. Many of the people in town came for christmas...no one cares about you economic background. People came, laughed, some cleared dishes...and helped seniors by just talking with some who have lost their life partners. Children saw adults getting along--helping each other--breaking bread with each other. <----that is a priceless gift. The center may not bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars--however there is something different--something special about it...it is for the people--by the people...and its guardians remain neutral. Gotta respect that. Play nicely with each other <--actually Phil came up with this idea :) Bye sock puppets (waving with a big smile on my face. A respectful nod to the trolls as well.)

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:41 am

    I had to laugh when I heard Bill O'Really describe his interview with King Obama as going to be like a boxing match between two Alpha males......It's going to be more like game of tic-tac-toe between two complete narcissists.......As a conservative, I try to like O'Really, but just can't, he's too pompous.....A better choice to interview King Obama would have been one of many women hosts of FOX NEWS. most of which have a higher education than his majesty..........How about Greta Van Susteren for the interview????.......She's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and received a bachelor's degree with distinction in economics....... She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982.......Plus, Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School........The lady is brighter than Obama, O'Really and the entire staff of MSNBC all rolled into one......

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  • EvelynFebruary 01, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    RJ: You're a wit!!! The first "O'Really" I thought might have been a typo. But the 2nd . . . May I borrow from you, please?

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 01, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Yes Evelyn......Like I say even though I'm a conservative, Bill O'Rilley still just bugs the heck out me.....He cuts people of in mid-sentence, never lets folks talk and just seems like a total a** most of the time......That's why I call him Bill O'Really...... Difference between conservatives and Liberals is they have hosts like Chris Mathews who is a moron 24/7, but you'll never hear the the Left admit it....

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:47 am

    Rj...I dont have a TV...do you know if it will be live on the net at all? although I dont mind waiting to watch it after it airs. I just have high speed (fancy dial -up) so streaming can become an issue. thx Fran

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:57 am

    Fran .....It will be a very short interview....I'm guessing around 10-15 minutes at the most....You should be able to see it on the web live, if not soon afterwards.......P.S.....Hope all is well with you and yours... I see you at BOS meetings all the time....I'll introduce myself sometime.......

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 01, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    There was a report last hour of a plane crash near Wright's Lake......multiple fatalities, two parachuted out safely, two other seen hiking out to the west with multiple Fire and rescue involved..... I've been glued to the scanner for the last half hour thinking it was all for real, before someone found out it was all just a drill and posted it on Facebook.........People with scanners were going nuts kinda like they did did back in 1938 with the the 'War or the Worlds" broadcast.....But everyone can relax it was all just a drill......

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  • Evelyn O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    Did you hear the funny one about Nancy Pelosi? First she said you gotta read the O'Care legislation to know what's in it. Now she says it's not her problem. HERE

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  • Evelyn O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    No one is accusing our legislators of being over informed. They just do as they're told.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 01, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    R.J. please! Stop bashing O'Really. There's a CONSERVATIVE chance for rain ~~~ CHANCE OF RAIN - Feb 8th - 30%, Feb 9th - 70%, Feb 10th - 90% ~~~ Don't jinx it, please!

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  • EvelynFebruary 01, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    My liberal weatherman's odds aren't as good as yours, Phil. For the moment, then, I'm a turncoat -- CONSERVATIVE.

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  • EvelynFebruary 01, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    I'll admit it, RJ: Chris Matthews is that "M" word you said.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 01, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    HEEEEEEY WATER BOY!!...(Phil).........Yup, we need all the rain we can get and I have a feeling it's on the way.......I'm keeping my fingers crossed .......

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  • EvelynFebruary 01, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    DEGENERATION is the perfect name for our new Chat Board home.

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  • Dee#1February 01, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    Let us all wash our cars, plan a bbq, make a date for hiking or decide to work in the garden. That should do the trick.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 01, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    lolol...alright I have a thing to go to soon...but lets answer some questions...and say "thanks." RJ--thank you for responding :) and please say hello--you dont have to tell me your name...I carry my ID--so I can remember who I am.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 01, 2014 - 7:44 pm

    Fran, do you want me to cover your back in case R.J. distracts you and makes you vulnerable from the opposite direction?

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  • James E.February 01, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    About a week ago there was a story in the Bee about a bakery on Freeport Boulevard. I've been looking for a good bakery and headed over, but there was a line out the door (probably because of the article in the Bee). Next door there was a placed called Marie's Donuts. Never ready to pass up a donut, I ordered six glazed, six sugar, and they gave me an extra one for a baker's dozen. (haven't seen a place do this in years -- think donut sellers don't even know what a baker's dozen is). Donut report: they were excellent.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 01, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Colorado's pot tax bonanza may be "up in smoke" ~~~ LINK - When it comes to doing business with marijuana sellers, it’s going to take a lot more than a thumbs-up from Eric Holder to get paranoid bankers on board.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 01, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    lololol Thank you for having my back Phil. I find I have more guardian angels than I once realized.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 01, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    I just came from the little league fund raiser--and I feel they did a great job :) It was a good slice of community and visitors. Some very IMPORTANT voices came to share in the event...much respect to all of you. Some really good food. But most important people came to support these baseball players (even if they didnt have kids in the game--even if they didnt have kids.) My heart to all of you ♥ This is a new board...they are working well with each other as seen tonight--they made the event "fun." I think the Little league has a good start reaching out to even more community people. It was really nice--actually it was heartfelt...I could hear that one moment of excitement where they yell "PLAY BALL."

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  • O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 8:59 pm

    Fran: You are bloody wonderful. Last night's "Frank" should delete your name from his list of HATERS forthwith!!!

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  • O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    . . . RJ has inspired my new nom de guerre. Cool. ~ Evelyn

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  • O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    I see Phil swaggering around "downstairs" with his fancy STRIKEOUT. -- TAKE THAT!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    Evelyn is the VERY BEST sister in the whole wide world! Who is this Evelyn tart?

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  • O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Judy D. "downstairs" is the NOSTALGIA DEPARTMENT has misunderstood your comment. Do you suppose we could do this to comments we don't like? ~ Evelyn Tart

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  • O'ReallyFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    oops. Strike is. Replace with "in".

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  • Evelyn TartFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    g'nite all.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Okay "followers" someone posted this today...please watch...really play attention. It is sad...but if you watch...how can you not want to learn more--about what is happening around you? You need know and understand both sides of the coin--if you are going to throw it up in the air to determine your choice in your political decisions ...watch the vid: "If I wanted America to fail" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc

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  • Dee#1February 02, 2014 - 10:44 am

    And I thought the Tea Party was dead.------http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/us/politics/rebel-conservatives-lead-way-in-gop-fund-raising.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1--------------Four Republican-leaning groups with close ties to the party’s leadership in Congress — Crossroads and its super PAC affiliate; the Congressional Leadership Fund; and Young Guns Action Fund — raised a combined $7.7 million in 2013. By contrast, four conservative organizations that have battled Republican candidates deemed too moderate or too yielding on spending issues — FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth Action Fund, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the Tea Party Patriots — raised a total of $20 million in 2013, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed on Friday.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:46 am

    Tucker Carlson: "Poor people become 'Consumed With Envy' of the richest one percent." Tucker, AKA Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (his real name), whose family is heir to the Swanson (food) fortune. Tucker, no, they don't have envy as they know it would take a miracle of the magnitude of California getting rain for them to become part of the one percent. What the poor and the middle class want is just a decent life. No more, no less. They don't dream of having a home with a car elevator, trust me. More likely their dreams center around food for their family, a roof over their head, and enough left over to pay the water and electric bills. Tucker put away your fear of the poor coming to eat you when they get hungry enough. Probably won't happen.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Dee, sometimes they find money in the pants of a dead person.

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  • Dee#1February 02, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Yes James, sometimes they do find money in a dead man's pocket , but seldom do you find people stuffing a great deal of additional money in a dead man's pocket. It was a good try, but the point just does not apply. The Tea Party is not dead no matter how much you Leftists and Karl Rove wish it was .

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Fran, yes Cookie brings 'color' to our site. I've said it several times -- she could put Rush out of business if she would only send a demo tape to KFBA.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:02 am

    Not grumpy, but very very cynical.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:05 am

    James..you are right..I will be grumpy...because I will still "believe" in something :)

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  • Dee#1February 02, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Today's inspirational photo from the White House----- https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/430022727030689792/photo/1------Super Bowl Magic

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:10 am

    and thats not always a "good" thing...I find throughout my life--I believe with all my heart only to be disappointed with the truth. (makes me grumpy now...wait another 10 years...and another "cause".) Shhhhhhhh my grandson is practicing the clarinet and my dog is singing along...lololol He is playing his version of "happy" and "sad"...making it up as he goes along--my dog has a very strong singing voice.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 43 -- drug overdose.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Everyone enjoy the game...Im volunteering in the Sees candy trailer...I was the only one they could find that doesnt watch football---I know...sorry. GO BRONCOS <---for my 49er grandson :)

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Dee nice pic of the POTUS throwing a football......Reminds me of how my Granddaughter throws a football.........GO BRONCOS!!!!...

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:15 am

    Fran, when a family member returns home, my dogberts all do their best wolf howls. My wife opines that it our wolf pack calling out their location so that returning pack members can find the rest of the pack. I like her opinion.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:17 am

    . . . GO other team

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:18 am

    . . . golly heck . . . that should have gone one step up the ladder. Good morning, RJ.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:18 am

    R.J., so he is a girly football player? Of course, nothing in the Constitution that a president must play football, girly or manly. A guy on the internet recently said that he thought New England would win the Super Bowl. Guess he doesn't follow football too closely. Yes, no question, Broncos.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:21 am

    James, your 10:50 am was really quite funny. You and RJ should team up, representing us MD commenters in the National Left/Right (Right/Left) "See the Funny Side of Things" Contest.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:22 am

    My breakfast today: Pancakes and bacon and coffee. Followed by a donut. The breakfast of champions.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:23 am

    . . . See what I mean?!!!

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:24 am

    I totally agree...funny stuff James :)

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Evelyn, always good to have a sense of humor.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:29 am

    . . . die laughing

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:31 am

    "Breakfast of Champions" was a martini. I like yours better James...I love bacon. when cookie told me about bacon grease removing pitch from my dog--I was excited that I had to eat a pound of bacon to make the grease...my doctor looks unhappy when he scolds me about bacon.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:35 am

    according to Vonnegut...so calm now wheaties fans...they did coin it first .

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  • Jay LenoFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:37 am

    It seems that England's royal family is running out of money. They are down to just $1.6 million. Well sure, that's what happens when nobody in your family has had a job for the last thousand years. (plagiarized by Evil Evelyn)

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  • Dee#1February 02, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Fran, don't worry, next year they will be prescribing bacon pills.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 02, 2014 - 11:56 am

    James....You say heard a guy on the internet recently say he thought New England would win the Super Bowl?????.......That's nothing, I once heard a guy here on the internet say he thought Hilliary would make it thought the Demo Primary.........Those "special" people who have a problem with reality, really do make life fun, don't they???.....Anyway , just in case anyone was curious, today's Superbowl menu is a mountain of Seahawk Divan (Chicken) with extra cheese, BBQ chips, Claim Jumpers Turtle Pie & beer.......Phil, no Sriracha sauce this time around!!.........GO BRONCOS!!!......

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    R.J., at half time Denver is REALLY . . . uh . . . sketchy. Perhaps just a few shakes of Sriracha sauce?

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Years ago I tried Wheaties. Wheaties are HORRIBLE. Tasted like chipped wood.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Bacon: My father died at 71 and my brother at 69, both from heart attacks. They didn't eat much bacon, but they smoked a lot of cigarettes during their lifetimes. When I was 17 I opted for bacon instead of cigarettes. Looking forward to a bacon sandwich at my 105th birthday party. Moral of the story is that smoking will kill you early.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    Let us return to the original Constitution. Women, Blacks, and non-landowners would not be able to vote. But why do I care? I'm male, White, and I own land. Guess I could be a Tea Party member (not).

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    . . . the likelihood of rain on Feb. 10th has risen from 60% up to 90% . . . if we went back to the original Constitution it would take more shingles for a robot walking down the street backwards to replace the roof on your bird Cuisinart.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    dim bulb HINT: -gibberish begets gibberish- But James, I'm with you on that bacon thing. If you don't like bacon you are wrong.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    . . . speaking of bacon (hint hint)

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    . . . Tuesday . . .

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Blaming the Tea Party???.....Maybe it's because, the framers of our ORIGINAL Constitution had just spent 4 long, agonizing months sailing across the ocean to the colonies, stuck on a boat with Nancy Pelosi's Great, Great Grand mother on board yapping the entire way........If that was the case, I can definitely understand how, by the time they got here they didn't want to give women the right to vote.....LOL.......P.S..... BACON IS MEAT CANDY, YUM......GO BRONCOS!

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    . . . That 4 month ocean voyage clearly was inspirational if IMMEDIATELY UPON LANDING they sat down and crafted our Constitution. You mean they didn't even wait for the first Thanksgiving feast?

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Why not peruse the Articles of Confederation (here) instead of yawning throughout a boring old Superbowl? Seen one, seen 'em all.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    “I can have oodles of charm when I want to.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions I reread what I wrote before...Breakfast of champions was a protect saying of the Wheaties co...vonnegut made fun of it--by having a waitress say it each time she served a martini...I loved Vonnegut in Jr. High

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    I'm here lurking in the shadows.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Super Bowl 2014 pregame interview: Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama - HERE Scroll down for 10min. VIDEO.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Evelyn, wonder if the pregame interview included Benghazi and the IRS. Well, of course it did.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    I haven't watched it yet, James. Was surprised to find it online so soon after broadcast. Will have a look during the Superbowl (!!!) and report back.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    According to text at the link: • Benghazi • Obamacare • IRS

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    The room now goes quiet (Super Bowl).

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    And it all started downhill when the center threw the ball over Payton's head.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    . . . but if they would just go back to the original Constitution . . .

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  • Oh BrotherFebruary 02, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Most boring Superbowl I have seen so far...good commercials at least...except creep Arnold.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    EXACTLY, James!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    LINK - Why good people should be armed.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    Phil: Why aren't you watching the game? Nail-biting 43:8.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 02, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Phil is everyone coming for bacon at your house on tuesday?

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Yes indeed, Fran!!! But orders must be placed before sundown tomorrow. Bulk orders preferred. Whole pig cheapest.

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Time to focus on this column's theme. As June Hoffman said: "To behold these progeniters of political porn and habit burns out the eyes of history. To uni-political jurisdiction, whereas formerly amazing immigrants came to venture with virtue into a whole life potential in a personal way with a “people growth” for a healthy nation, a Christian nation."

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    Evelyn, allow me to clean that up a bit ~~~ "To behold these progeniters of political porn and habit burns out the eyes of history. To uni-political jurisdiction, whereas formerly amazing immigrants came to venture with virtue into a whole life potential in a personal way with a “people growth” for a healthy nation, a Christian nation."

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    How about: "To behold these progeniters of political porn and habit burns out the eyes of history, To uni-political jurisdiction, whereas formerly amazing immigrants came to venture with virtue. into a whole life potential in a personal way with a “people growth” for a healthy nation, a Christian nation."

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    Enough!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    . . . or perhaps Ms. Hoffman simply meant to say, "To b(B)ehold(,) these progeniters of political porn and habit burns out the eyes of history, To uni-political jurisdiction, whereas formerly amazing immigrants came to venture with virtue. into a whole life potential in a personal way with a “people growth” for a healthy nation, a Christian nation."

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    Phil, know that storm we weren't going to get? Snow down to 3,500 and rain in the valley. My wife drove down the hill and said she was in rain from Pville along Green Valley Road to Granite Bay. Every drop counts.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    I'm not sure what Ms. Hoffman said.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Bless your wife, James. Can you get her to get back in the car and continue? I'll stand the gas.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Phil, I'm thinking of asking her to drive every time there are clouds in the sky. Hopefully, rain clouds.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    What we need is a warm front, a wide band of rain slowly moving.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Speaking of gasoline, when the price is up it's the president's fault, and when the price is down it isn't his fault.

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    Dee, no one said they are currently dead except you. But, they are dying and when they they find the dead body the pockets will be stuffed with cash. But, your point was that the Tea Party collected more cash from their contributors than did the other group. All that means is there are more nutso contributors with money. How the French lessons coming. Por Qua (Sp?)?

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    *** delete they

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:03 pm

    *** ?

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  • James E.February 02, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    I know the Tea Party isn't dead because they will again try to shut down the government and cause the nation to default. This will help to finish them off.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 03, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Each and every night my wife puts my coffee together so it's ready for the maker to automatically brew it in the morning........Every now and then just for fun she likes to switch things up a bit, tries a new brands and such......Well honey, just F.Y.I....This mornings brand tastes like a combination of monkey piss and battery acid strained through a cadavers underwear then brewed in a sweaty sock with just a hint of cat feces ....Now don't get me wrong, while I appreciate both the enormous thought and effort you put into my morning coffee each morning, may I please have my Folgers back????

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 03, 2014 - 7:54 am

    R.J., years ago before Jack Daniels and I hade a falling out I discovered that Jack had the ability to transform "monkey piss and battery acid strained through a cadavers underwear then brewed in a sweaty sock with just a hint of cat feces" into ambrosia. Try it. You'll like it ~~~ with a splash of your favorite hot sauce. (the 9ers could have won)

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 03, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Phil....Yes, It's true.....I hold myself completely to blame for the Niners loss to Seattle in the playoffs.......No doubt just a little more magic Sriracha Sauce would have put the Niners in the Superbowl.....But, In my defense I had already ingested so much Sriracha Sauce that day I was beginning to see dead relatives....

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 04, 2014 - 7:31 am

    How's the coffee this AM, R.J.?

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 03, 2014 - 8:46 am

    Before the big game yesterday It was refreshing to finally hear our National Anthem being sang with such dignity and respect all thanks to four-time Grammy Award winner, Renée Fleming,.....Nothing funky, jazzed-up or hip, instead, just the way it was written with decorum and stateliness........I wonder if Liberals even recognized it.....See it here.... . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/02/renee-fleming-super-bowl-national-anthem_n_4697291.html

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 9:16 am

    R.J., I love my coffee too, but with the drought we may have to just chew and suck on coffee beans.

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  • Robert D NollFebruary 03, 2014 - 9:24 am

    R.J. you know my wife and I know yours,are you crazy?

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  • Oh BrotherFebruary 03, 2014 - 9:27 am

    RJ - I haven't ever heard a hip hop or other type of National Anthem sang before any event, sports or otherwise. I feel that most of the singers invited to sing at events all sing it respectfully. Of course perhaps some cowboy event they may do it differently, but I don't go to or watch those or country music...which specifically are you referring to? I just don't remember disrespect from any singer in the past,,,maybe different styles like yesterday, she did opera style. When the Armed Forces sing it they all have a different style...so not quite sure what you mean by that comment. Or perhaps like Cookie 65 you just took the opportunity to make another shot at people you don't agree with.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 03, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Robert....No, I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.....Of course, that was over 50 years ago so things may have changed......

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  • Robert D NollFebruary 03, 2014 - 10:10 am

    R.J. very good but you might want to make your own coffee for a while if you know who reads your remarks about her coffee

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 10:19 am

    I know exactly what R.J. means -- the lady sang it straight. No so a hip hop singer who mangles it. I've seen it mangled many times by singers who enjoy their 'technique' more than our national song.

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Without question, Mrs. R.J. knows how to make coffee. It's the coffee one puts in the pot that makes a difference. Coffee with cherry, peach, vanilla, etc., etc., flavors, ugh. If you want a hot cup of flavored soda pop, just heat one up but please stay away from coffee. Colombian is the only coffee flavor.

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 10:26 am

    *** Not

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 10:43 am

    RJ ".But, In my defense I had already ingested so much Sriracha Sauce that day I was beginning to see dead relatives...." <---that was funny!!!!!! lololol fran :)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 10:48 am

    The dog and my grandson worked together last night...she was pulling and tugging while I was typing...so as I took her outside so that she could try to find that snuck she wants so badly--my grandson slips into the comp and gets comfortable with Netflix...Im going to have to start watching those two. People down south get huge fines for using water outside of what is allowed during droughts...just saying. they also get water from Colorado--which is dry for what it has had. I do not think that a larger anything should be built to send water down south. They should do something down there too.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Someone took out an ad...saying not to sign the petition--nice. who decides the right to put something on a ballot? Thats all it is--maybe they figure people should not have the right to decide on voting for what they want. thats horrible.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 03, 2014 - 10:57 am

    James.....I just talked to the Mrs.....Happily, my morning coffee was not a combination of monkey piss and battery acid strained through a cadavers underwear then brewed in a sweaty sock with a hint of cat feces.......Come to find out it was just some old "HOLIDAY BLEND" left over from Christmas she found in pantry and was trying to use up........I swear, when comes to beer and coffee stay completely away from those damn "Holiday Blends"......Well, I'm off to see what the outside world is like......Later.......

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    I just saw the ad put out by the el dorado chambers...The Chamber of Commerce here in El dorado County Feels that people in this county do not have they right to decide for themselves..the petitions that I know of-- are to get items on the ballot once and for all so people can vote on development issues. This group does not represent everyone...look how they make their money...real estate...developers...big corporations. If anything...find out what you are signing--and if it is just for the right to be on a ballot...doesnt mean you voted on it--or even supported it. You recognise that it is entitled to be voted on by ALL people in this county. PLEASE CLICK ON THE WHOLE PHOTO. If someone is trying to stop an issue from even having the right to be on a ballot--says they are running scared. Put things on ballot--so the voters can decide--afraid ? http://www.mtdemocrat.com/print/?edition=2014-02-03&ptitle=A7 Paid for by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee <---did some of your donations go to this. To deny the right for the voters to decide on issues...all by themselves--shame on these guys!!!!!!!! If people do not like something--do your own petition...or get a measure that you support on the ballot. Wow first the disbanding of a grand jury...now people telling others they should not honor any opinions being addressed through the petitioning of the people.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    Here is their numbers ask them how they have the nerve to deny the right to petition. http://www.eldoradocounty.org/chamberpac.html ...Political Action Committee Chamber PAC Gives Businesses Voice in Local Politics The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) announces the formation of a political action committee to give the business community a clearer voice in the local political process. While the Chamber has a long tradition of weighing in on federal, state, and local government proposals that impact county businesses, the El Dorado County Chamber Political Action Committee (EDC Chamber PAC) will, for the first time, enable the business community to participate in local elections with a united voice. <---small business...do you really think by bringing in some of the huge corporations into uncovered malls (outlets like Folsom) down the hill--someone is thinking of you? China buys name brand. They do not care about anything else. they can buy name brand and sell it for 3-4 x as much back home..... The Chamber’s 2011 President, Bill Randall, praised the creation of the EDC Chamber PAC. “The Chamber has always been assertive by taking positions on public policy proposals that impact our businesses and our county’s overall quality of life. Now, the EDC Chamber PAC allows us to take the next step by dedicating support and financial resources to the local candidates and initiatives that best reflect our members’ priorities.” The PAC’s Board of Directors consists of representatives of businesses small and large from various industries who are appointed by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Its members are Chairman Kirk Bone, Secretary Mark Luster, Treasurer Gordon Helm, Mike Kobus, Kimberly Beal, Brian Jensen, and Laurel Brent-Bumb. <-----pay attention to the players. Your support the EDC Chamber PAC’s effort to work on your behalf will be an important part of its success. Interested in supporting the efforts of the El Dorado County Chamber Political Action Committee? Contributions can be made to EDC Chamber PAC, 542 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. FPPC # 1341257. For more information call (530) 621-5885.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    For Phil. http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/SnowNews/2013Winter_SnowNews.pdf. will this tell me if I should start saving drinking water for next year :)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Drought for kids...for the rest of us :) http://drought.unl.edu/DroughtforKids.aspx water issues are hard to understand--and i'm fairly bright.

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    California man in Riverside County arrested for pulling a gun on a Girl Scout selling cookies. Hmmm, was he standing his ground?

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Just for everyones knowledge--the 100,000 web portal for El dorado..(CEDAC).well mass amounts of news is going out that California is in a horrible drought...so tourists are being made aware they may have to conserve water at hotels. china can find name brand in non drought places...just saying. Tahoe http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1076811

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    Visiting California during a drought Spending quality time in California during a state of emergency drought http://tinyurl.com/kluwel2

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge Midterm election campaigns attempt to link the state's water crisis to Democratic environmental policies, and promise relief for farmers. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-drought-politics-20140127,0,6322521.story#ixzz2sItbvhIK

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    "When you come to a place like California, and you come from my part of the world, you just shake your head and wonder what kinds of nonsense does the bureaucracy do out here?" the Ohio Republican said, referring to the long-running diversion of millions of gallons from farms to the habitats of endangered fish." <-----tourists are reading this. Japanese dont want fish--they want steak. Beef is very very expensive. but if they cant drink water...or take long showers--will they come? someone didnt plan well here in our county...all that talk and money for tourism...what now? http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-drought-politics-20140127,0,6322521.story#ixzz2sItl8MPs

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    . . . for Fran . . . ... LOW ELEVATION SNOW POSSIBLE THURSDAY THEN A WET STORM THIS WEEKEND... * IMPACTS: PERIODS OF HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS (INCLUDING FOOTHILLS) DUE TO SNOW THIS WEEKEND. * FORECAST CONFIDENCE: MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN IMPACTS. LOW CONFIDENCE IN TIMING, AMOUNTS, AND COVERAGE. * TIMING AND STRENGTH: THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, WITH THE PRIMARY WEATHER CONCERNS BEING LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE MOUNTAINS, AND SNOW LEVELS IN THE 1500-3000 FT RANGE. THE SECOND SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE THIS WEEKEND AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN IS LIKELY ACROSS THE VALLEY, WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE OVER 6000 FT. ~~~ LINK -Special Weather Statement for Motherlode, CA

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    R.J. ~~~ I chase these weather reports with Sriracha shooters. Do you think it will help?

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Thank you Phil.

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Phil, should I have my wife out driving the rain soaked roads?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 03, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    Yes. Send her over to pick up a fuel voucher.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 03, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    new vid by the people who did..if I wanted america to fail...starts out the same...but keep watching. WeAreNotTheMasses http://tinyurl.com/k87ns2k

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 03, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Fran I just bet that your sock puppets would have loved to have seen this ~~~>LINK - Auroras in Abisko National Park February 1st, 2014

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  • EvelynFebruary 03, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Look what James has gone and done. In the midst of a perfectly good squabble about a Letter to Obama James went and brought up potatoes, of all things. One thing led to another and before you could say "Bob's your uncle" we were way off topic. I'm going into hiding, for fear of the aftershocks.

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  • James E.February 03, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    Tater salad, fried taters, your know -- tateres.

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 7:50 am

    Phil, did you get a flu shot?

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 04, 2014 - 7:54 am

    Yes Phil.............After yesterday's disaster I was rewarded this morning with a steaming pot of fresh Dunkin Donuts Brand coffee.....It's good to be me...........

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 7:56 am

    R.J., small world. In the past year I've also gone to Dunkin Donut coffee. Wish they had a Dunkin Donut store in Placerville.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 7:59 am

    Good morning El dorado county Chamber of Commerce: Right to petition in the United States: "In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the right of the people...to petition the Government for a redress of grievances". Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and sometimes taken for granted,[1] many other civil liberties are enforceable against the government only by exercising this basic right.[2] The right to petition is fundamental in a Republic, such as the United States, as a means of protecting public participation in government.[1]" (wiki)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Freedom of speech: The First Amendment of the United States Constitution stops the government from making any laws that may stop us from saying what we feel or think. The American people have the right to share their opinions with other people or criticize the government. - See more at: http://kids.laws.com/first-amendment#sthash.53MXAOQG.dpuf

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Again from kids law..."Right to petition: The right to petition the government means that American citizens can ask for adjustments or changes in the government. Citizens can do this by collecting signatures for petitions and sending them to elected representatives. They can also call, e-mail, or write to their elected representatives as well. Another way they can petition the government is by creating support groups that try to cause change by lobbying the government". - See more at: http://kids.laws.com/first-amendment#sthash.53MXAOQG.dpuf

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Phil, flu shot??? Come on, I won't tell Evelyn.

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  • EvelynFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:21 am

    James: I haven't even had my coffee yet and here I find you're peddling FLU SHOTS. As for frying Tateres, you should be reported.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Oxford Guide to the US Government: rights to assembly, association, and petition "The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." "The right of petition means that individuals, acting alone or as part of a group, can freely send written criticisms or complaints to government officials. The right of petition also provides freedom to circulate documents for people to sign in order to demonstrate mass support for complaints against the government." Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/right-to-petition#ixzz2sN0AqDc6

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:09 am

    Oxford Guía para el Gobierno de los EE.UU.: derechos de reunión, asociación y petición "La primera enmienda a la Constitución garantiza EE.UU." el derecho del pueblo para reunirse pacíficamente y para pedir al gobierno la reparación de agravios. ""El derecho de petición significa que los individuos, actuando solo o como parte de un grupo, pueden enviar libremente las críticas o quejas por escrito a los funcionarios del gobierno. El derecho de petición también proporciona la libertad para hacer circular los documentos destinados a la gente que firme con el fin de demostrar el apoyo de masas para quejas contra el gobierno ". Leer más: http://www.answers.com/topic/right-to-petition # ixzz2sN0AqDc6 No permita que entre UNO NUNCA TE DICE EN ESTE countrey no firmar un PETTITON - LEA EL Petitón Y DECIDIR SOBRE SU PROPIA. SI USTED NO ENTIENDE EL IDIOMA DE LA PETICIÓN - PIDA AYUDA EN LA TRADUCCIÓN.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:15 am

    :) Everyone else...good morning. Hopefully you all woke up feeling well. Every Time that ad flashes in front of me--Im putting out reminders about our American right to "petition" --I know it will get boring...but I dont care ♥

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  • EvelynFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:22 am

    Fran: You are NEVER boring!

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Lots of deaths in this region. Get a flu shot.

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Potato, tater, spud. I had a dog in Germany named SpudDog.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:31 am

    James, flu shot? Where did that come from? But no - no flu shots for me.

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:37 am

    Phil and Evelyn, why the objection to flu shots?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:42 am

    James, I believe that "this year's" vaccine is always behind the flu's mutation rate. Plus-I still recall the anti-plague shot the army gave me in Korea. Within an hour I was in the "mash" unit - nearly 106 degree fever - damn near killed me.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:46 am

    lololol...thank you Miss Evelyn ♥ off to spread love in the community...okay maybe not. Local Groups Unite to Stop Urbanization in El Dorado County PRESS RELEASE: INITIATIVE PETITIONS TO ‘PROTECT RURAL COMMUNITIES’ FILED http://tinyurl.com/l5lacqd

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Phil, sure, but after that stay in the MASH with those lovely nurses putting their cool hands on your feverished brow, YOU DIDN'T GET THE PLAGUE!!

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:53 am

    So, in return for a mild case of the plague, you didn't get a case of the plague that would have killed you.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 8:54 am

    From the press release: "All three versions are awaiting titles and ballot summaries from County Counsel. Each initiative needs 7,800 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the ballot." <----the right to go on a ballot--for everyone to decide for themselves. It does not mean you vote for it--or even support it. You are signing for its right to go to ballot--so that the people of El dorado County can decide for themselves. We have about 180,561 people here in the county...it is their right to petition...it is their right to decide for themselves...it is their right to vote.

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 8:55 am

    Yes, if it didn't kill you it was a mild case of the plague. And, we know it didn't kill you because you are here alive today.

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  • James E.February 04, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Flu shots. It's a personal choice -- do your own thing. But, whatever you do, always tack on an 'e.'

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 04, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Well.....This doesn't look good!!!!!!........ http://www.preppersworldusa.com/2014/02/03/flash-indications-severe-earthquake-eruption-yellowstone-national-park/

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  • EvelynFebruary 04, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Risk of supervolcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than thought, scientists say - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 04, 2014 - 10:50 am

    R.J. " . . . a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at the Yellowstone National Park. Would pouring Sriracha into the borehole help or hurt? BTW what sort of fool sticks a needle into a balloon and then wonders about the results!!!???

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 04, 2014 - 11:57 am

    I love people in my community...someone came up to me to ask why I was so mad at the ad saying "Dont sign the petitions,"simple. Awhile back I ran a petition to get measure "k" on the ballot for the schools up here (which the measure won)...during that process--some said "well I dont have kids..." or I"I dont want more taxes..." All of that is fine--your choice. But then I explained the petition was to get it on the ballot--didnt mean you were voting on it. Once people understood--it was the right for everyone to see it on ballot--read up on it--then decide-- what they as individuals wanted. That simple. that person will now sign those petitions when they come up this way.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 05, 2014 - 8:05 am

    "The right to petition is fundamental in a Republic, such as the United States, as a means of protecting public participation in government.[1]" <---protecting public participation

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 - 8:15 am

    The Constitution of the United States of America...gives everyone the right to petition. As does the Constitution of California: California The right to petition "In 1979, in the case of Robins v. Pruneyard Shopping Center, the California Supreme Court determined that "soliciting signatures for a petition to the government" is an activity protected by the California Constitution. Subsequent cases pulled back from that level of certainty, but in December 2007, by a slim margin in the case of Fashion Valley Mall v. National Labor Relations Board, that court appears to have asserted that free speech rights supersede private property rights" <-----let me know what businesses do not honor this right :) francescaduchamp@att.net Once an item is on a ballot--you can vote any way you want. Proud to be an American. In other places they are told what to vote on--or if they get to vote at all.

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Raining.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 - 8:36 am

    What can happen if sign ordinances get out of hand Posted: 10:03 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 Businesses fined for putting up Toys for Tots signs http://tinyurl.com/lz9xbzn It was small groups back east that were responsible for this. Be careful of the groups that think they know best for the "whole." Many places dont allow even kids to fundraise--kids. So money is through donations to nonprofits--those adults decide who gets what...watch your donations...ask questions (this is for any nonprofit--the ones with nothing to hide--will provide the information asked for--if not...shrugging shoulders.)Pay attention to who is on a board...if the same people play together--are they also supporting their friends? and not the whole community? I support Toys for Tots...I have watched families go get their Toys...and now groups are saying they cant even put up their posters--come on. Watch over our children here in this county...rights are being taken away across the USA. Stop it when it comes to our boarders here. It has already begun...read. stand up--fight back.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 - 8:39 am

    and a light dusting of snow so far :) Maybe more tonight.

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  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 - 9:57 am

    Hilarious 4 min. video exposes what 'Natural' products really means - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    In response to the Ad...I have now seen four times (other people paying for their ads--you might want to ask why I dont see them ) The Constitution of the United States of America...gives everyone the right to petition. As does the Constitution of California: California The right to petition "In 1979, in the case of Robins v. Pruneyard Shopping Center, the California Supreme Court determined that "soliciting signatures for a petition to the government" is an activity protected by the California Constitution. Subsequent cases pulled back from that level of certainty, but in December 2007, by a slim margin in the case of Fashion Valley Mall v. National Labor Relations Board, that court appears to have asserted that free speech rights supersede private property rights" <-----let me know what businesses do not honor this right :) francescaduchamp@att.net Once an item is on a ballot--you can vote any way you want. Proud to be an American. In other places they are told what to vote on--or if they get to vote at all.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 06, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    A very Happy 103rd Birthday to our 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan.!!!!....(February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004).... .

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  • justice for allFebruary 06, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Bob Marley.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    How U.S. flag bearer Todd Lodwick could break the law at Opening Ceremony "The United States Flag Code, contained in Chapter 1 of Title Four of the United States Code, forbids the Stars and Stripes to be dipped "to any person or thing" except for rare situations involving naval vessels." http://tinyurl.com/mkaae4s

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    I am also enjoying reading the other ads along side the articles..than seeing the same one over and over :) so far -I have made note of two places advertising...

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  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    Just When You Thought Google Glass Couldn't Get Creepier: New App Allows Strangers to ID You Just by Looking at You - HERE

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  • Foaming at the MouthFebruary 06, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    Evelyn - if Foaming wanted to start a corporation dedicated to evil, the best possible slogan would be, "Don't be evil." The Devils's greatest trick was convincing the world he didn't exist.

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  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Foaming: Welcome to the Upstairs/Downstairs crowd. As for the "Devil", s/he may or may not have red horns. Apart from that, I won't argue.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 06, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Speaking of the Devil....Paul Harvey recorded this over 50 years ago and it sure rings true today.....Does anyone else think it sounds familiar???....Here's the link... http://www.libertyfirstnews.com/paul-harvey-if-i-were-the-devil/

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    . . . and now, the REST of the story . . .

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    R.J., I read the words of Paul Harvey written in 1964. Interesting. Fifty years ago -- why is the Devil taking so long?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    LINK - James, why do you provide an opening?

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Phil, true, lots of people think he is, in fact, the Devil.

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:38 pm

    I heard on the TV that they believe there will be 3 feet of snow over this weekend. You're the water expert -- is a foot of snow equal to one inch of rain?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    It depends.

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    Oops, that was directed to Phil

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    Dee, learning French. Are you going to a class or doing it on your computer with Rosetta Stone?

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    Anyone? I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. Maybe if I say something wrong again Dee will appear??

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    OK, no one loves me, so I'm off to watch Inspector Morse on Hulu. Later.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    James, just another "tehadist"? ~~~ Today's testimony of Catherine Engelbrecht - C-SPAN - (AT 17 MINUTES INTO VIDEO) ~~~ LINK - "NOT A SMIDGEON OF EVIDENCE

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  • Dee#1February 06, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    James, we are using Rosetta Stone and French movies. It is more like playing a game than lessons.

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Phil, that poor lady -- all she wanted was a tax exemption so she could engage in politics (which I believe is prohibited by the regulation). She asked for the exemption and the power of the government arrived to check her out and ask all those uncomfortable questions. They did check her out and, in the end, bet she got her tax exemption. Poor lady, I was almost in tears.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    James, in your opinion, was POTUS speaking incautiously or strategically in his "not even a smidgen of corruption" assessment of an ONGOING investigation?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 - 11:40 pm

    James, reread your February 06, 2014 - 10:37 pm . Within that one comment you impeach yourself. You assert, " . . . all she wanted was a tax exemption so she could engage in politics . . . " ~~~ Then you close with this projection, "They did check her out and, in the end, bet she got her tax exemption." You note that engaging in politics is prohibited. You note that she was granted tax-exempt status. Yet you assert, " . . . all she wanted was a tax exemption so she could engage in politics . . . " James, go directly to your doctor. Ask for a skull x-ray. Check for pretzel-brain syndrome. BTW, James, (I know you wouldn't, but . . .) don't call any of the women on this forum "honey". I'd just hate for you to be a hater.

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  • James E.February 06, 2014 - 10:40 pm

    Believe I will do the hot chocolate thing a tad early tonight. Tomorrow.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 07, 2014 - 7:41 am

    Saturday, February 8th, HEAVY RAIN WIND - 100% ~~~ Sunday, February 9th, HEAVY RAIN - 100% (((psst! - caution - the 100% prediction almost always jinxes and kills the forecast)))

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 8:38 am

    Phil, she got her exemption because the IRS has granted an exemption to many political groups in violation of the law. Shouldn't political groups pay their taxes if they want to influence elections? I would think so, but we pay their freight. The IRS should begin to apply the law in these cases even if the Tea/Conservatives whine, whine, whine about the evil IRS. I did like your colorful 'get your brain' examined.

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 8:41 am

    Phil, what investigation? Need more details.

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  • In EldoradoFebruary 07, 2014 - 9:26 am

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/top-10-facts-proving-election-was-rigged/

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Phil, even Karl Rove's Super PAC Crossroads has received the tax exemption. An exemption that requires, by law, that the primary purpose must be social welfare. And, we all know that Karl's Super PAC exists to hold bake sales, organize bird watching groups, and book clubs reading romantic novels. So, yes, I think the sad lady got her exemption (or, was she denied)? Please advise. The IRS should go through every exemption and ruthlessly cancel those who are not engaging in social welfare. After all, Tea/Republicans believe in the letter of the law, don't they?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 07, 2014 - 10:53 am

    James, your inquiry regarding "Investigation" ~~~ You may (MAY) discover evidence and context regarding the "investigation" at ~37 minutes into the C-SPAN link I posted at February 06, 2014 - 9:34 pm As for your observation that tax-exempt status is given conditional on the organization's, " primary purpose must be social welfare." James I accept that you do not believe that educating the public and posting signs warning of the social peril of communism/socialism/totalitarianism/dictatorial executive authiority is "social welfare". I, on the other hand, believe that it would have been promoting "social welfare" to prevent Stalin's engineered Ukraine Famine, Stalin's purges, Mao's Cultural revolution, Pol Pot's killing fields and, of course, Hitler's . . . uh . . . what was that thing?

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 07, 2014 - 10:44 am

    This should be for all nonprofits as well James "The IRS should go through every exemption and ruthlessly cancel those who are not engaging in social welfare" <---if something does not engage a whole community...it is not considered the social welfare of the whole community.

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  • Dee#1February 07, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Phil, don't allow facts to interfere with propaganda. Gracious you might delay our conversion to communism. Can't have that now can we?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 07, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Dee, I see that I do not have the corner on sarcasm. Oh well. I'll share. . . even while not calling you, Honey, Toots, Snookums or Darnin' Dee.

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Cop arrests firefighter giving aid to crash victims - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 07, 2014 - 11:52 am

    . . . your country bacon is in lock-up . . .

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  • Dee#1February 07, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Phil Sweetie, you can call me those names as long as you don't call me a Leftist.deanna

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Weather report for Phil: Raining in Sacramento, Folsom, coming up the hill, and in Placerville.

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Fran, absolutely. Democrats, Tea/Republicans, any brand. If they aren't complying with the law, then no tax exemption. Sadly, lots like to play at politics and get the tax exemption too.

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Phil, good try, but those things you mention are political. But, they are certainly are free to do those things under the First Amendment but they don't get a tax exemption. Play if you wish, but with no tax exemption.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 07, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Of course they are, James. Genocides, ethnic cleansings, pogroms, . . . have always been political and as such resistors need to pay their taxes.

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Phil, so finally we agree. Resisters and non-resisters both need to pay taxes.

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Oh, this damn rain ... when will it ever stop? I gotta take the dog for a walk!

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Evelyn, go to Google and type in: Hulu Inspector Morse. About three items down is TV Guide. Hit that and you get all eight seasons of Inspector Morse at no charge. I'm now on season eight.

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    Evelyn, hahaha, I wondered how long that would take. The only bad thing about rain -- have to walk the dog.

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    James: At times like this my eyes are glued to the window looking for the tiniest break in the rain. Looks like I may have to don my raincoat and brave the elements. Don't even know where my rain boots are any more. ********** Thanks for the Hulu suggestion. Found Inspector Morse. Last night I watched Nobody's Fool (Paul Newman - 1994). Have you seen it? Most enjoyable, and nobody dies.

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    . . . Philip Seymour Hoffman had a bit part in Nobody's Fool. Very well played. What a pity he died so young. If you recall, he also was in a Late Quartet. Brilliant. He matured well.

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    . . . BWT: Phil also would enjoy Nobody's Fool ... Melanie Griffith is in it!

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    This is a delicate subject, but I just noted on the Internet that Medicare pays for Viagra and p*nis pumps. For the love of God, if you need Viagra or a p*nis pump pay for them yourself. Just boggles the mind.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 07, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    James...lolololol I notice no one touched that remark :)))

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    Ya just can make stuff like this up!!!......It's now reported that the actor who went around the Country playing McGruff the crime-fighting dog, has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to possessing 1,000 marijuana plants and nearly 30 weapons, including a grenade launcher and thousands of ammunition rounds......... http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/crime-dog-actor-sentenced-pot-weapons-n25016

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Phil...wanna be snow here in Pollock :)

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Snow is fund to walk in. Rain? Not so much. Just checked -- rain through Sunday the 16th.

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  • EvelynFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    . . . "fun" to walk in . . .

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    Thank you MD...the ad I have seen twice now---cute dogs up for adoption. I am my dogs second owner...if you are thinking of a dog or cat--please give the adoption places a look first.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    My dog is "holding" on her walk--hates rain--loves snow. To get her to go outside during rain...I have to almost drag her.

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  • James E.February 07, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    I hope I didn't confuse anyone with my POTUS joke.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Top 50 Trending Slang Terms - Live - 7th February 2014 1. IMO In My Opinion 2. SMEXI Smart and Sexy 3. :3 Cute/goofy face 4. KML Killing Myself Laughing 5. GOMB Get Off My Back 6. KOTL Kiss On The Lips 7. SEO Search Engine Optimization 8. KOS Kill On Sight 9. DELISH Delicious 10. SIAP Sorry If Already Posted :3 KML...I am easily entertained...you should see me with a piece of string. BBL Everyone play nice.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 10:58 am

    James: Rain, indeed. I'm not sure if my beloved dog can wait another 10 days.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 08, 2014 - 11:28 am

    Evelyn :) my dog is now lying down when I open the door...challenging me to get her outside...lolol I keep telling her...eventually she got to go out in the rain...one way or another.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Fran: My dog doesn't mind the rain one tiny bit. All I really need to do is dig out his rain coat and my boots, put a towel at the front door for his feet, and we're set. But I've grown comfortable and lazy throughout the drought. Time to get up, go out, and get wet!

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 08, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Phil...its pouring down water now.. it could be that people can have one flower in that community sand garden, Hopefully you are having a wonderful day...Im still trying to get through the "water" report you were kind enough to post the link for...Ive decided that I will honor anyone that has to deal with water issues--and will just give Mr. Osborne a big hug and say thank you...God Bless everyone who deals with our water. Reading that report has been like....well --like reading this article by June. lololol

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 08, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Miss Evelyn, Chloe doesnt have rain clothes...so I dont use mine either....we both go stand it the rain. I do have to use her harness and drag her out...and stand in the rain until she decides--okay my human friend is not going to give in....because of her coat...rain drops leave an impression for awhile...so when people come over you would think I had beaten her...her sad eyes...her little shake (like she cold with two coats) lolol...and its that time to get her to go out again--she is in front of the door praying the rain has gone away.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Fran: Buying Fonz a raincoat was a great investment. He's not particularly mad about it, but it does save on the towels when we get home. We actually did manage a decent walk this morning after I dragged out and put on all the paraphernalia. I closely resembled one of the road crew, but what the heck!

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 08, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    lolololol...I can picture that :)

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    Speaking of rain . . . my neighbor has ducks. The ducks are in 7th Heaven. I can see them from my desk because they've wandered off her property in search of the largest street puddles. A couple years ago they were swimming in a small street-lake resulting from a blocked city drain. Fortunately, I live on a dead-end street. Fortunately, the ducks ALSO live on a dead-end street. So far, no dead ducks.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    James: I see you had a peep at the article intended for Cookie ONLY! As for your five years of Hell, I can't even begin to imagine the horror. Somehow, you survived. Lesser people would not have come through it with your sense of humor and solid decency (even though you're a DEMOCRAT!) As for Vince Foster, I am one of those disbelieving the official story about his death. THIS very long (95,719 words) 6-part article is the best I've seen on the subject. I read it many years ago and saved it to a Word document. Maybe you could sample it one day when you have some free time.

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Evelyn, I have scanned the article you suggested on Vince Foster. Body laid out as in a funeral home. EMTs saying there wasn't much blood??? Put a pistol in your month and fire the pistol, the back/top of the skull comes off and there is a bunch of blood. So, what I have concluded: Mr. Foster was killed in Hillary's bedroom in the White House and the body transported and placed in the park. So many loose ends. We are going to have to bring in Inspector Morse if we really want to know who did what with Vince Foster.

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    How wonderful. We have a slow moving warm front that will give us ample rain until Sunday. Just what we needed. With that high out of the way we should get several of these fronts over the next two months.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    James, a nice rainy day is a wonderful opportunity to explore LINK - Arkancide ~~~ best served with popcorn

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    In the first line, "suddenly deciding to shoot themselves twice in the back of the head." It's really hard to shoot yourself in the back of your head, and really extremely hard after the first shot to shoot yourself again in the back of your head. Phil, have Evelyn call in Inspector Morse. He will cut through the BS.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    James, yes. An extremely curious cause of death in the '90s with a curious connection to Arkansas. . . strange indeed

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    David Martin (aka DC Dave) also has written extensively about Mena: HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Phil: I've just now finished reading all the links in your Arkancide post. Anything else up your sleeve to keep me busy on this rainy day? BTW: Do you have any idea who has put together that website? (The 8 videos near the top are no longer available. THAT saved me a bit of time!)

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Evelyn, most of that material traces back to freerepublic.com and to the "freepers" (early "crowd-source" bloggers) who collected and posted. Even most of the early freerepublic.com archives have disappeared. I still have the forensics color photograph of the "bullet hole" in Ron Brown's skull. Mary Mahoney's death is one of the more curious. (White House Intern shot in Starbucks - no robbery)

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Christopher Ruddy of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review was an early reporter on Ron Brown ~~~ LINK - The Ron Brown skull "bullet hole" ~~~ Clinton's Secretary of Commerce

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    Evelyn, were you able to reach Inspector Morse. Oh, wait, he died -- throat cancer. Guess we will never find out about the Clintons.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    James: Too bad Inspector Morse isn't available to help us on this. But perhaps his young whippersnapper replacement might be brought into service.

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Evelyn, did you notice in watching Inspector Morse he has something going on in his right leg? I think it must have been an actual past injury to John Thaw who played Morse. Nevertheless, in the last episode of Endeavour Morse they explain the limp. Shot in the leg by a lady who shot and murdered her boyfriend (who was found in the next room).

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Well, of course the new Morse is the old Morse when he was young. But, I think Endeavour could do the job even though he is in the young learning phase. Glad we finally found out the first name of the young/old Morse.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    James: These things we do not speak about! (I've gotta get my dog out again. Don't want to wait til dark. Stay put.)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 08, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Phil :) waving frantically...lololol....have you been avoiding my water questions? And James :) hello okay...off to do something--but I always check in to see what is happening on the wall. Miss Evelyn :) tons of rain now....my front yard is rejecting the excess....and the water is forming little streams to move faster...it just seems "happy."

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Fran, water questions? They must have fallen off the wall while I was off running around nekid in th' rain.

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    OK, I'm off to watch Season 8 of Morse (the last season because John Thaw died shortly thereafter). Stroke of genius to keep it going with Endeavour Morse, the young Morse.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 08, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    lololololol well phil its a wee bit cold up here...so far everyone seems to still be wearing their clothes.

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    Weather report from Channel 3: Rain continues through Sunday evening beginning to clear up early Monday. But, good news as another warm front will hit us from next Wednesday/Thursday through next Saturday. Water from the sky.

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  • EvelynFebruary 08, 2014 - 7:42 pm

    We've become weather obsessives! I'm showing Monday the 17th first day with 0% chance of rain.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    James, do you still have th' Missus out driving around?

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  • James E.February 08, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    Phil, yes, I started her out on Thursday and told her not to come back until Monday morning.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 08, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    I have a gas voucher waiting . . .

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 09, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    James a friend told me they had 9" in their yard up here...Pollock Pines

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  • James E.February 09, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    Fran, who would have thought a week ago that we would get 7-9 inches of rain in this area? Sacramento Bee reports Folsom Lake is up 3 feet (and it probably will be more as water heads downhill).

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  • EvelynFebruary 09, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Looks like it's time to start draining Folsom Dam again. Never can be too careful.

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  • EvelynFebruary 09, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Tuesday: 0% chance of rain. Drought back on. Tuesday will be a good dog-walking day.

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  • EvelynFebruary 09, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    DEGENERATION has been our home since 01/06/2014. Way things are going, we'll have to start scouting around for a new hangout around April Fools Day. Keep eyes peeled for likely prospects.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 09, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    . . . and the weatherman does a flawless triple axel followed by a triple toe loop and two triple lutz . . .

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 09, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    :) rain is good.

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  • EvelynFebruary 09, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    Drones performing James Bond Theme: HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 09, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    James James James: H E L P. Hulu has COMMERCIALS!!!

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  • James E.February 10, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Evelyn, sorry about the commercials but it is the only place I've found all eight seasons of Morse in one place.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 09, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Yes it does Miss Evelyn...I watch att..universe TV..basic. It is run by HULU...not only commercials--they want you to interact as well. But on the up side...I can see some programing for "free". I am not a member of the HULU network itself. It is the driving force behind many television and movie broadcasts :( Remember when all you needed was a TV...the stations were free. And you paid for electricity.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 09, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    Cal Fire ordered to pay $32 million over court misconduct The judge scolds agency officials for lying and covering up evidence in a lawsuit in which it sought damages for a 65,000-acre fire in Plumas County. February 6, 2014, 8:23 p.m. http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0206-cal-fire-sanctions-20140207,0,4475962.story#ixzz2stMIsAS8

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 09, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    SPI begins work for new large-log mill http://tinyurl.com/l3y64ct they are building a new mill in this place. I was told the Camino mill closed because the county would not work with the owners--in a variety of issues. they are still removing logs from their land up here...but take the logs down to Lincoln--it is still more cost effective than what could be worked out with the county. Although I was just at a meeting about white water rafting up here...odd meeting--presentation by SMUD.

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Zero Tolerance: Chicago School Officials Suspend 11-Year-Old Boy Under ‘Dangerous Weapons’ Policy for Voluntarily Turning in Non-Firing Toy Gun - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 8:55 am

    Harvard Study: Fluoride Lowers Children’s Intelligence By 7 IQ Points: HERE - ALSO "[T]he scientific literature shows that – when fluoridation of water supplies is stopped – cavities do not increase (but may in some cases actually decrease)."

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Good MORNING, James!!!

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  • James E.February 10, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Evelyn, please make a note: When you get to season 8 (the final season) watch the episode "The Remorseful Day" last. The "Remorseful Day" is the last show of the 8 seasons and must be watched last.

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    Unfortunately, James, I watched Remorseful Day FIRST as it was shown as the 1st episode of Series 8. Nearly broke my heart.

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    It appears that the producers built John Thaw's actual anticipated demise into the story line. Though he died on 2/22/02 the particular episode first showed on 4/13/02.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 10, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    Stress between China and America: China puts US businessman on trial in mob crimes http://tinyurl.com/mo6zz8c

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    James: Does Acorn TV also have commercials?

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  • James E.February 10, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    Evelyn, I just watched George Gently (Inspector) and there were none. But, let me check on the others shows and I'll advise soonest.

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  • James E.February 10, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Evelyn, I just watched an episode of "Pie in the Sky," with no stops. From start to finish, no interruptions.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 10, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    "Pie in the Sky" - Isn't that one of Dr. Boylan's productions?

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  • James E.February 10, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Phil, bite your tongue.

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  • EvelynFebruary 10, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Lake Tahoe received 13.5 billion gallons of water in a 24-hour period ending Sunday morning - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 10, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    Well I think im going to drink a tall glass of water...and go to bed. Hopefully to wake up to a new day of adventures. Good night sock puppets, trolls...and Cookies peeps :) Play nice. (Dear aliens--I promise never to come hunting for you.)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 11, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Throwing this out there...a couple of people have said the WIFI is turned off at our little library up...at night. Is it just our library or all the libraries in El Dorado? they put up a fence here after over fifty years...people were sleeping there...they still drink there. Now there are bars on the doors--should have left the little library alone. the people asking me--dont live back here--some are just working people --taking a break on their computers. I am going down the hill today--I guess I can find out if the others do as well. I would hate to think it is just us. Many times people would be in their cars on their lap tops--they also watched out for the library. Free WiFi ? Donations have nothing to do with it? If its all of them--then I cant say anything...hope it is.

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  • James E.February 11, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Evelyn, if you decide to join Acorn TV, please suffer through the first episode of "Pie in the Sky" as it is the premise of the following episodes. Henry (the Chef/cop) is shot in the line of duty and wants to medically retire. His boss refuses and 'uses' him in the following episodes. I am down to the final four episodes and it will be a sad day when I reach the final episode. There won't be more as Henry, played by Richard Griffiths, died in 2013 from complications of heart surgery. Mr. Griffiths was a distinguished UK actor.

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  • James E.February 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

    By the way, "Pie in the Sky" is the name of Henry's restaurant.

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  • James E.February 11, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Don't even try to fight Monsanto. They are a big, really big corporation and you will lose.

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  • James E.February 11, 2014 - 10:34 am

    The House will vote this evening on a clean debt limit bill. If the Republicans continue to be reasonable, the Democrats will be in trouble. We need the Tea/Republican crazy.

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    The minute reports began coming in about the death of Shirley Temple, the left began calling her names and smearing her on twitter as a Republican.......Really??

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  • James E.February 11, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    R.J., what's to smear about Shirley Temple? Biggest actor of her time, public servant, and family member?

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 11, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Here's a sample of what some on the left are saying about Shirley Temple on twitter..... http://twitchy.com/2014/02/11/fck-shirley-temple-lefties-bash-late-republican-star-smear-her-as-roaring-racist/

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  • James E.February 11, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    R.J., they are saying she was a Republican. Well, she was a Republican, so that's not much of a smear. A few said she was a racist because when she was under 10 she danced with a black man (well, not with a black man, but in the same movie frame -- guess that was close enough to enrage certain of our citizens). What I find interesting is that those calling her a racist weren't liberals, but perhaps Tea/Republicans and/or hillbilly racists from the south or other select locations. The rage of a little girl dancing with Bojangles in the movies just oozes out even after 80 years. They just have to have someone to demean, don't they? Little small racists.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 11, 2014 - 10:57 pm

    What is a roundabout? http://tinyurl.com/ky8g6af "There are concerns about the use of roundabouts by blind pedestrians." "Bicyclists also express a lot of concern about roundabouts"".Large vehicles need larger turning radii."

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 11, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    doubting protected bikeways Protected bikeways do almost nothing for pedestrians. http://tinyurl.com/km8vhse

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm

    The Growth Ponzi Scheme http://www.strongtowns.org/the-growth-ponzi-scheme/

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 12, 2014 - 7:43 am

    ""Dear Wendy Shultz, My business Indian Creek B&B is listed as being closed down due to an ADA lawsuit in these comments. This information is not correct as we have never been involved in any threatened or actual litigation ADA or otherwise. Can you please correct this information as it is negatively affecting my business? Thank you, Lena Stiward Owner/Innkeeper - Lena Stiward " <-----Miss Lena...I still believe some of our own people up here, in Pollock Pines called the ADA on other places--themselves...some people got "kudos" for participating. I still feel our own people were the cause of many odd things up here--they intensified the problem. I am sorry you are going through this. I am also glad that you posted it. Keep posting it everywhere until someone does something about it. have a wonderful day . :)

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  • AlmostFebruary 12, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Probably not as Tahoe was under siege by the ADA shakedown machine about the same time. Just a jumping off place between there and Sac. Now there was a notorious serial litigator, Ed Kemper, actively engaging in rhetoric exchanges with the unwitting posters on the MD site. That was foolish as he was just taking notes for future revenue opportunities.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 12, 2014 - 11:48 am

    http://tinyurl.com/kbaeqsv State of the Sector Surveys Nonprofits, Click Here to Take the 2014 Survey! Has past surveys as well...interesting newspaper--I like to see what small nonprofits are reading :) As well as the many "foundations now forming...and funds under those 501 s.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 12, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Bush's Katrina devastation just goes on and on . . . LINK - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin convicted on bribery, other charges

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  • EvelynFebruary 12, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    10 Prison Security Techniques Being Implemented on the American People - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 12, 2014 - 6:48 pm

    Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 12, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    Sid Caesar, Comedian of Comedians From TV’s Early Days, Dies at 91

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 13, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    . . . sorry . . . I should have placed this happy, happy pre-Valentine over here. ~~~ LINK - George Soros Got Beat Up By His Ex-Girlfriend During a Deposition ~~~ " . . . Brazilian actress Adriana Ferreyr sued Soros for $50 million back in 2011, claiming the Democratic investor physically abused her and reneged on an agreement to give her a $1.9 million New York apartment. (Soros ended up giving the apartment to his new wife, Tamiko Bolton.) . . . "

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  • EvelynFebruary 13, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns - HERE: ... affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public.

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  • EvelynFebruary 13, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    Police Shoot, Kill 80 Year Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 13, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Debt Limit Suspended until March 2015 - HERE

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Evelyn, when can I start toting my pistol around town scaring children and old ladies?

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  • EvelynFebruary 13, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    James: Read the fine print and then advise!

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    Obama ran the debt up $6 trillion in five years? Did he do this on his personal credit card or was it spending authorized by the Congress?

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    Evelyn, the fine print on the gun decision?

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  • EvelynFebruary 13, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    . . . I ain't got a clue when you can start scaring children and old ladies. THAT'S the fine print you must look for!

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    OK, still need a permit to carry. This decision indicates that "good cause" for a permit violates the Second Amendment.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    James, if I'm not mistaken this is the FIRST year that Congress has passed a budget. So . . . uh . . . looks like Bummer ran it up on his own authority just like he writes law on his own authority . . . because it would be racist to impeach the law-breaker-in-chief.

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  • EvelynFebruary 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    James: "The Court ruled that a government may specify what mode of carrying to allow (open or concealed), but a government may not make it impossible for the vast majority of Californians to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms." ********** That seems to be the essence of the decision. Just says you must behave yourself and comply with requirements. Doesn't say anything about when you can start scaring people.

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    But Phil, did she win and get the $50 million?

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    Oh Evelyn, you know I wouldn't scare children or old ladies. I'd keep the pistol hidden in my walker, but ready to draw down on anyone who looked at me cross-eyed. Oh, I love the snap of bullets on Main Street. It would be so manly.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 13, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    James, for you I envision a gun rack on your walker. . . . much more . . . uh . . . robust

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    Phil, Congress has the option to pass a yearly budget, but if not previous spending levels apply. And, those previous spending level were established by the Congress. I know it gives many great pleasure to say it was his personal credit card, but that is just BS for the base.

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  • James E.February 13, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    *** levels

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 13, 2014 - 8:06 pm

    LINK - Paula Deen lands $75M comeback deal one year after career derailed by N-word scandal

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  • EvelynFebruary 14, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Happy Valentine's Day: HUGE Ruling Against Bank of America MERS bank foreclosure in Washington State (non-Judicial) - Judge: FORECLOSURES ILLEGAL/UNCONSTITUTIONAL! - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 14, 2014 - 7:47 am

    Are Millions of Business People At Risk of Dying In Collapsing Buildings? - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 14, 2014 - 7:57 am

    Bill Gates’ Energy Co Files for Bankruptcy - HERE

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  • James E.February 14, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Tom Perkins, the very rich guy, has an idea: You get a one vote for every dollar you pay in taxes, i.e., pay a million and you get a million votes. Pay nothing, you do not get a vote. Another idea going the rounds is to give poor people a 3/5th vote. Back to the Constitution, huh, Tea Party.

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  • EvelynFebruary 15, 2014 - 7:11 am

    National Black Republican Association Files Articles of Impeachment Against Barack Obama - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 15, 2014 - 7:48 am

    LINK - Auto union loses historic election at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee

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  • EvelynFebruary 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

    MEET GEORGE P. BUSH, OUR NEXT RULER FROM THE BUSH DYNASTY - HERE: Bush has been touted as a political prospect practically since he was old enough to walk. At 12, he spoke at his grandfather’s first nominating convention; at 24, he recorded TV commercials for his uncle’s 2000 campaign. (“I have an uncle who is running for president because he believes in … opportunity for every American, for every Latino.”)

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  • James E.February 15, 2014 - 10:34 am

    George, son of Jeb.

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    20 Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men - HERE (Scroll down for 20 photos)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 16, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    Miss Evelyn that was funny :)

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 11:02 am

    Tom Perkins, the very rich guy, has proposed that you get one vote for each dollar of tax you pay. If your tax bill is one million dollars, you get one million votes. Nothing paid in taxes, NO VOTE FOR YOU. This has caused me to think about who should get the vote. My proposal: Caucasian, male. property owner, income of $100,000 plus per year, veteran who must have served in a combat zone, dog owner, and registered Democrat. All others, NO VOTE FOR YOU, stop complaining.

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Another thought: If income inequality continues, eventually one rich guy will have all the wealth in the world. And, most people won't mind because they believe they will someday be that one rich guy.

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Phil, if you want to vote, get a dog and become a Democrat.

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 11:15 am

    Dee, whatever happened to the $100 I sent to Markham Middle School for the Placerville K9? Did they get the dog? If not, did they buy beer with my $100?

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  • Dee#1February 17, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    James, good questions. I'll check tomorrow. I forgot all about.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    Jan 15, 2014, 5:38am PST El Dorado planning to add more moderate-income housing http://tinyurl.com/ketlro5

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:42am PST Planning El Dorado Hills housing land trades hands http://tinyurl.com/mjlqdy6

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    CAPITAL ONE says it can show up at cardholders' homes, workplaces any time it pleases - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    FAA seeks new air traffic controllers - no experience needed - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    locked article... Feb 7, 2014, 3:00am PST UPDATED: Feb 6, 2014, 1:32pm PST Regional development quarterly: Folsom / El Dorado Hills Developer fees pave way for El Dorado County roads Hilly terrain's double-edged sword: costly services, higher home prices http://tinyurl.com/k2xuccw I would love to read full articles from this journal...lololol

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    Miss Evelyn (hi) your capital One thing was creepy...My neighbors window has a sign saying she doesnt call 911...then there is a pic of a gun. From your post "Girardo said only that Cap One is "reviewing this language." I take this as an indication that, now that a little sunlight has been applied, the company is not as comfortable as it previously was with behaving like a total psycho." <---I thought of my neighbor and many people on this street...they just wouldnt allow this.

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Hi Fran: CAPITAL ONE says "We may modify or suppress caller ID and similar services and identify ourselves on these services in any manner we choose." Though I can tell you what I'd do with my Capital One credit card if I had one, it might not be legal to suggest that you do the same. BE CREATIVE.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    . lololol Miss Evelyn..Dont have Capital One. I dont have any credit cards anymore.

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    Evelyn, I'm not a big fan of CAPITAL ONE. About five years ago they wrote me and threatened me with a lawsuit because I hadn't paid my CAPITAL ONE credit card balance. I wrote back and told them to charge ahead with the law suit as I had never had a CAPITAL ONE credit card, (with a copy to the Comptroller of the Currency and the AG of Virginia where they are based). Never heard another word from them. And, yes, I checked the credit bureaus to make sure they hadn't put anything in my file. Crooks.

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    VERY well done, James. Seems not only are they CROOKS, but stupid and arrogant all at the same time. They make the other shysters look quite respectable.

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Good night, all. I'm off to watch Unfinished Song. Has anyone out there seen it?

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    Speaking of credit files, one of the bureaus (don't remember which one as it has been a while) claimed I had lived in AZ, complete with an address. While I have lived in many states given my Army travels I have never lived in AZ. I wrote them asking they correct my file, but they refused saying they knew better. So, I used the 100 word option and entered a statement that I had never lived in AZ, but apparently the credit bureau knew better than I did. They refused to put my written statement in, but then deleted their comment that I had lived in AZ. Moral of the story: Never accept their mistakes.

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 6:51 am

    James: Have you seen Unfinished Song? If not, DO.

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 8:34 am

    Evelyn, I watched about the first 10 minutes last night and will complete watching it today (Unfinished Song).

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Evelyn, a wonderful movie. One of those small ones that few see. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    James: Why is it that movies like this never make the big time?

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    Evelyn, simple. No car chases, no explosions, no violence, no vampires.

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  • EvelynFebruary 19, 2014 - 9:14 am

    No joke – guess what embarrassing thing happened to the WH on ‘National Youth Enrollment Day’? HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 19, 2014 - 9:48 am

    End of next week looks like rain: 30%, 80% & 100% - THREE CHEERS

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  • James E.February 19, 2014 - 9:57 am

    Evelyn, just have to love the possible rain. And, please continue with movie recommendations.

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  • EvelynFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:02 am

    James: Unfortunately, excellent movies are few and far between. With any luck, within the next several months I'll have another offering. In the meantime, rain will take our minds off the pain.

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  • James E.February 19, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Oh, yes, wanted to mention that in an interview on Fox News Ms. Wiley alleged that it's Hillary who is conducting the war on women. Why? Well, because Hillary apparently let Bill off the porch so he could ramble around the neighborhood. All I can say is get used to this, as it will continue until she leaves office in January 2025. Another thought: Democrats better stop focusing on Hillary and start focusing on the Senate races of 2014 -- Hillary won't be much of a president if the Tea/Republicans control both the House and the Senate.

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  • EvelynFebruary 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    UNITED KINGDOM: Widow of pensioner killed when cruise ship window smashed in storm is offered a 25% discount off future holidays - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 20, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Phil...good morning. I can not find any information about southern california having a build up of water. I have friends down south looking as well...some are artivists and/or in politics somehow. they stand by that they were told way before us--they were in a drought situation...and there was no water. But I havent given up :) just going sideways a little. Pictures coming out of LA are dry cracked "desert" type pics. LA is actually desert.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 20, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Shhhhush! . . . whispering . . . don't want to jinx it . . . but . . . chance of rain - 26th - 70%, 27th - 30%, 28 - 90%, March 1st - 80% . . . Shhhush!

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 20, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Phil, I still lived down in LA late 1980s..and we were fined heavily if we used excess water...this article claims 1 1/2 years stroage. "But water conservation isn’t the whole picture. Southern California has also increased its water storage capacity 14-fold since 1990, Kightlinger says. Right now, the water district has about three million acre feet of water on hand (an acre foot is the amount of water it would take to cover an acre of land in one foot of water). “If it stopped raining everywhere in the West, we still have a year and half of water supply,” Kightlinger says." Read more: California Drought: Los Angeles Is Surviving | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/02/07/california-drought-los-angeles/#ixzz2tsuHGxrR Feb. 07, 2014

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 20, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Interesting survey...will tell you how your answers might favors different political parties. http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 20, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Fran......This very good Quiz you posted .....It's easy to take and, very informative.........Thanks.....

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 20, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Glad you liked it RJ...I am apparently a political mutt. lololol I favored dem and repub...with small parts of other parties thrown in. I have always felt that "mutts" are more intelligent than some pedigrees--so im okay with that.

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  • EvelynFebruary 20, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    James: Good shot . . . "That nice young lady . . . 3,000 comments"!!! I'm off to do "important things". Hold the fort.

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  • James E.February 20, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    Evelyn has left the Fort -- close the main gate.

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  • James E.February 20, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    Fran, the real reason Kinkade didn't include many people in his paintings may have been because he wasn't very good at drawing people.

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  • James E.February 20, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Fran, or perhaps drawing people takes more time and Kinkade was going for max production. Wonder how the girl friend and the new will that was hardly readable turned out?

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  • EvelynFebruary 20, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    James: I'm back . . . open the gate.

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  • James E.February 20, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    Evelyn has returned to the Fort -- fly the Evelyn Flag.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    James :) he called himself a painter of "light"...he chose idyllic scenes. Moments of "quiet" perfection....he often talks of religious moments in his paintings. At some point other artists were hired to paint some of the "simple" items--and he would come in and finish. Many critics question where his light comes from. There is no wind...to gently move the trees or smoke in his cottage paintings. some wonder if he felt there was no beauty in real life...and he felt that he should paint what was missing. I spent 8 years studying art/ art history...he never came into my master classes for serious stduy. He made good money off of fantasy...the perfect scene. Man breathes...it wouldnt have worked as well. I am not fond of his work...but I admire that he was able to sell it to millions.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm

    study...lolololol I did like the artist/realtor that was just in the paper...he was showing his turtle--loved his work. His animals have so much personality.

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  • EvelynFebruary 21, 2014 - 4:48 am

    Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather Signatures - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 21, 2014 - 5:04 am

    Video: National School Safety Expert: Sandy Hook shooting was a fraud - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 21, 2014 - 6:46 am

    This video is reminiscent of, has the same feel as and is likely produced by the same "people" who informed us that no Jews died in the WTC.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 21, 2014 - 9:28 am

    I'll take a Wiki source ten to one over "National School Safety Expert: Sandy Hook shooting was a fraud ".

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 21, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Ms Evelyn --I dont know how much paid petitioners are...however, down south many times to serve papers--we would hire off duty law enforcement people--because they knew both sides of the eviction laws. The reason I bring this up--is sometimes it is good to also have people who do things for a living work with the volunteers. I have always just been a volunteer. Someone told my once it wasit was by signature...their pay. I understand that candidates can run their own signatures for money toward their campiagn costs. Or use to be able to. This gives people the chance to run--even if they have little money.

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  • Dee#1February 21, 2014 - 9:46 am

    For Pollock Pines History of families--------http://www.thepollockpinesepic.com/title/early-ranches/

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 21, 2014 - 10:32 am

    Dee #1 the epic is great-I have read it many times.. :)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 21, 2014 - 10:37 am

    It’s National Drink Wine Day - Celebrate with a glass of your favorite today - See more at: http://inedc.com/1-7951#sthash.7f82qD02.dpuf We should have a National Drink Apple Juice Day :)

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 21, 2014 - 11:37 am

    Dee, cookie and all who post links: Long links tend to force the text box wide to the right and sometimes under the ADVERTISING to the right of comments. There is a solution. ~~~ LINK - TINY ~~~ It's easy paste your link (URL) in the box. press Enter. Shortly below a "tiny" url will be in bold Copy it and use it in your MD comment. It will save our comments from running off page.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 21, 2014 - 11:43 am

    EXAMPLE: ~~~ http://tiny.cc/tzcnbx

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 21, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    Our issues in this county...are not unquic to us--it is all over the USA...hopefully our voice will be louder together to stop some of it.http://tiny.cc/x4vnbx "Maryland planners are looking to correct the record after a Frederick County official said state smart growth rules are determining the density of a controversial 1,510-home development in Monrovia" <---interesting article.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 21, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Cookie, Dee, try this on for size ~~~ "What really bothered me is, the whole idea is that at a liberal arts college, we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion," Ching told the Daily Gazette, the school's newspaper. "I don't think we should be tolerating [George's] conservative views because that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society." ~~~ LINK - Liberal Students Have a Funny Definition of 'Diversity'

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 21, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    By the way..regulars, sock puppets, and trolls. For all the people that say they dont read the wall...they sure know a lot about what is on it :) I did get three to admit they at least read the wall...lol...although they do not participate. :) Just thought Id let you know--you guys are famous or infamous--depending on who you talk to. I also said that I didnt know who the real people were behind most of the names...and that it could be serveral people or five with several names. So for me--the next time someone tells me that no one is reading--not so....lololol

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  • EvelynFebruary 21, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    James: Tonight it's American Harmony. Looks like a fun movie. Will report back. Nite, all.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 9:02 am

    James: Recommended.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 21, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    &hex3c

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Cerberus in advanced talks to buy Safeway - HERE: A deal would unite Safeway with Cerberus' Albertsons chain, creating a dominant grocery franchise on the West Coast. It would allow Cerberus to cut costs by leveraging Safeway's back office operations, technology and manufacturing plants, analysts said.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Cerberus Capital Management - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital - HERE: A man makes a $250 million fortune loading up companies with debt and then extracting million-dollar fees from those same companies, in exchange for the generous service of telling them who needs to be fired in order to finance the debt payments he saddled them with in the first place. ... A private equity firm like Bain typically seeks out floundering businesses with good cash flows. It then puts down a relatively small amount of its own money and runs to a big bank like Goldman Sachs or Citigroup for the rest of the financing. (Most leveraged buyouts are financed with 60 to 90 percent borrowed cash.) The takeover firm then uses that borrowed money to buy a controlling stake in the target company, either with or without its consent. ... But here's the catch. When Bain borrows all of that money from the bank, it's the target company that ends up on the hook for all of the debt.

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  • Dee#1February 22, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Soros's fingerprints on destroying our 1st Amendment-----------Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans to have. The FCC study would have covered newspapers, websites, radio and television, according to The Washington Post. $$$$$$$$$ On top of the 1st Amendment problems with this proposal, the schools involved have strong ties to liberal billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations and have gotten more than $1.8 million from since 2000. &&&&&&&& - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/mike-ciandella/universities-fcc-newsroom-probe-have-close-ties-soros-got-18m-funding#sthash.5sw7YISq.xHI2ayQc.dpuf

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Evelyn, it's just legalized fraud.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Britain's bank bosses to get millions in share payments in bonus cap dodge - HERE

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Dee, could you restate that in simple language. What was the study and what did Soros do to kill it?

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  • Dee#1February 22, 2014 - 9:54 am

    James read the article and this one too. Educate yourself on the whole problem not just demo talking points.---------The IRS targeting scandal is of course multi-faceted, but one of its key elements was the use of comprehensive IRS questionnaires to determine everything from tea-party donor and member lists to the actions and activities of family members and even identifying “persons or entities with which you maintain a close relationship.” In other words, the Obama administration IRS was abusing its regulatory authority to essentially discern the inner workings of an entire political and cultural movement. Last week, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai disclosed the existence of the FCC’s new “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” a study that would send FCC researchers (monitors?) into newsrooms across the nation to determine, among other things, whether news organizations are meeting citizens “actual” as opposed to “perceived” information needs. As designed, the study empowers researchers to not only ask a series of questions of news staff, it also provides (in pages 10 and 11) advice for gaining access to employees even when broadcasters and their Human Resources refuse to provide confidential employee information. The Obama administration FCC is abusing its regulatory authority by attempting to discern the inner workings of American newsrooms.---------http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/371602/echoes-irs-fcc-snooping-scandal-david-french

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Cookie, you can bet Ted did not refer to a dictionary as a basis for his remarks. In this non-apology (you always apologize to the one you offended), he admits to using street fighter terminology (AKA gutter language) to described the president as an Ape/monkey and a dog of mixed parentage. Republicans are quickly moving away from Ted and let's hope this was his high watermark. Sorry, Evelyn, but Cookie and her dictionary ploy demanded a reply.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Dee, so we will have the IRS scandal and the FCC scandal. Not having any impact on either, I will just have to see how it all sorts out. Good luck for your side.

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  • Eldorado Co.February 22, 2014 - 10:05 am

    It's funny, I don't seem to remember any posts like this from all these hyper-sensitive leftist hypocrites when Sarah Palin was called a cu*t by Bill Maher?

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  • hyper-SENSITIVE RIGHTIST hypocriteFebruary 22, 2014 - 10:10 am

    ready aim POST

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  • Dee#1February 22, 2014 - 10:20 am

    HURRAY FOR COMPETITION----Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 percent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets as they try to fend off cheaper rivals like Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Chromebooks, people familiar with the program said. Manufacturers will be charged $15 to license Windows 8.1 and preinstall it on devices that retail for less than $250, instead of the usual fee of $50, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The discount will apply to any products that meet the price limit, with no restrictions on the size or type of device, the people said.---Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 percent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets as they try to fend off cheaper rivals like Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Chromebooks, people familiar with the program said. ------from Bloomberg

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 10:34 am

    Eldorado Co, you would have if Maher had called Sarah an Ape/Chimp and a dog (b'tch) of mixed heritage. While c'unt is offensive, it doesn't rise to the level of Ted's remarks. But, good try anyway.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 10:37 am

    *** sorry, that was meant to be c'nt. Not sure how that slipped through the MD filter.

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  • Eldorado Co.February 22, 2014 - 10:45 am

    This being gender based issue, you may first want to ask a woman for her opinion on this subject before speaking for them. Or, is your very special male intellect able to channel women's thoughts and feelings.

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  • Alfred E. NeumanFebruary 22, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Looks like James E. is stepping in deep doggy-dip early today, he'd better pace himself, it's a long way till lunch time.

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  • alfred e neumanFebruary 22, 2014 - 10:58 am

    It takes one to know one -- and vice versa.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Neuman, not to worry, I can go full speed ahead until 11PM.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Eldorado Co, any lady can wade in on your comment.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Eldorado Co, yes, all the Tea Party and Republicans ladies should wade in on this. I would like to know which think c'unt is worse than Ape/Chimp and a mongrel. Wade in ladies, Eldorado Co has invited you in.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Why do I think the ladies won't wade in.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Not sure whether I qualify as a "lady". However . . . I am SICK TO THE GILLS of all the useless finger-pointing. The best anyone seems able to do is, "So what? Your guys are worse than my guys." If something is offensive IT IS OFFENSIVE. Period. If something is criminal IT IS CRIMINAL. Period. Doesn't matter which "team" does it. Besides, the "Your guy is worse than my guy/gal" suggests willingness to take our standards from the lowest common denominator. HAVE STANDARDS. STICK WITH THEM. DOESN'T MATTER "who done it". ********** P.S. Both political parties stink!!!

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  • Eldorado Co.February 22, 2014 - 11:07 am

    James E. Is there some reason why you keep typing out the "C" word in full? Are you that used to using it that it is just automatic for you?

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:08 am

    Oh, wait, the responses will have to be split between Caucasian and Black American (or mixed heritage) ladies, because Caucasian ladies probably don't mind being called Ape/Chimps and mongrels (since they aren't).

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Sorry, a result of my spastic fingers. No, I've never used that word in my entire life - not as a teenager or an officer and a gentleman (or a retired officer and a gentleman). Never called a woman a b'tch either. So, you will have to plow other ground to divert.

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Evelyn, as usual, bring us back to reason. We can now discuss the local, state, and federal political scene. Thank you Evelyn.

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  • Eldorado Co.February 22, 2014 - 11:17 am

    What you call a diversion, is in fact an observation. Typical Liberal garbage.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 11:18 am

    ElDo: See James' 10:37 am. He said "sorry".

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  • R.J. CarterFebruary 22, 2014 - 11:19 am

    As a subhuman, mongrel, ape-man myself, I take offense all you folks going around talking like it's a bad thing..........Damn you Ted Nugent!!!!........

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, Evelyn has brought down a steel curtain on this topic. Please abide by her reasonable comment.

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  • Eldorado Co.February 22, 2014 - 11:47 am

    Forget your "steel curtain" retreat. Lets keep exposing the left for how they really think. In James 11:08 post he says; "Caucasian ladies probably don't mind being called Ape/Chimps and mongrels (since they aren't)". So, James, in your own words only Black Americans could be offended? Why's that James, did white people descend from Adam & Eve all the rest from Apes. Explain yourself. P.S. nice try

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 22, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    Loved american harmony...cried at the end (shhhhh dont tell the people who think im horrible unfeeling human...)

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    . . . glad you enjoyed it, you horrible unfeeling (non?)human!!!

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    EVELYN, non human? Remember your steel curtain.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 22, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Evelyn has a curtain? Last time I was on she had a flag? I brought my blankie :) My dog stole my teddy bear. got my coffee--send in the trolls....oh wait...have to go stir the soup. :) shrugging shoulders at nothing <---because I can....lololol

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  • James E.February 22, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Phil, yesterday the UAW requested the Labor Board declare a new VW election citing 'threats' by GOP politicians. The battle continues.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 6:17 pm

    James / Fran: Another movie recommendation: Young@Heart.

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  • EvelynFebruary 22, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    The children are downstairs in their playpen, out of harm's way. Off to read a good book.

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  • Dee#1February 22, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    Evelyn,hope your book is as funny as mine. Hope the children don't pop each other.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 23, 2014 - 8:52 am

    I have looked at several definitions of what a Chamber is for...I have found none saying they should be in charge of land issues...anyone? Observation, does this make them "worthy" to decide? Some of the chamber travels to different meetings...where supervisors are--are the tax payers paying for their trips as well? http://tiny.cc/ovsqbx Or are the Chambers paying for part of the supervisors trips through donations? Interesting. Smartgrowth...walkable communities. Tahoe is in trouble...has been for awhile...many say it is because of the casinos here--why travel further up. Since smartgrowth planning has been going on up there for awhile--has it improved anything? And now with it creeping up on El dorado and with the placerville gang--sorry council-- that has been ruthless and omnipresent in its support of smartgrowth ("vibrant" comuunities--bike trails--roundabouts...yet no money to fix the streets)...what is going to happen? Pick your candidates carefully this election. Meet them--listen to them--find out who they play with. Ffind out which groups they have played in. Smartgrowth--coming to you from above (Tahoe) from below (creeping over our broaders) , and the saddest-- from within...the City of Placerville. Read...make your own decisions. No matter what your voice is--stand up and speak--by voting.

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  • James E.February 23, 2014 - 10:20 am

    WalMart may be coming around to supporting a rise in the minimum wage on the theory that if their employees have more money they will spend more money in their stores. I read somewhere that for a $16.00 item in WalMart, a rise in their minimum wage would require the item to sell at $16.01.

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  • James E.February 23, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Gary Smith on Fox News says the minimum wage should be abolished because Switzerland doesn't have a minimum wage. What he fails to say is that Switzerland doesn't need one because their labor unions and collective bargaining agreements have minimum compensation clauses -- therefore, a minimum wage is not needed. Just another example of Fair and Balanced reporting from Fox News.

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  • EvelynFebruary 23, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    James: Did you watch the film to the end? Better have!!!

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  • James E.February 23, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Evelyn, all the way to the end, yes, I can can can. Just finished it a moment ago. Bunch of tough old birds and yes, had a couple of moist eyes along the way.

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  • EvelynFebruary 23, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Good for you -- on all counts.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 24, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    good night all...time to read to my grandson before bed. we just finished the Outsiders (which I loved) now we are reading Rumblefish...I loved these books as a kid. next we be, that was then, this is now. Night :)

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 25, 2014 - 6:34 am

    GOOD MORNING! ~~~ LINK - Japan in U-turn over nuclear policy ~~~ More than a year after taking office with a vague promise to “rethink” Japan’s post-Fukushima repudiation of nuclear power, the government of Shinzo Abe is poised to formally reverse course and declare a long-term commitment to atomic energy.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 25, 2014 - 7:58 am

    Mt. Gox website says all transactions closed "for the time being" ReutersReuters – 7 mins ago Prominent bitcoin exchange

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    . . . a HAPPY bed time story ~~~ LINK - California Couple Finds $10M Buried Treasure in Back Yard ~~~ "A California couple spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million."

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 26, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Colonel, it's time to deploy th' Missus. I trust that her vehicle is gassed up and fully provisioned? Remind her that a gas voucher awaits at my camp . . . and . . . Thank you for your service Mrs. Colonel.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 26, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    James, your silence over my February 26, 2014 - 7:22 am concerns me. Are you having deployment "issues". Has Obama's cutback killed the rainmaking program? Is th' Missus not well? We need rain! Plan B? You, James, need to drive?

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  • Dee#1February 26, 2014 - 10:18 am

    Just to remind you if you don't have government approved medical insurance (which does not necessarily mean medical care),this is the year you need to get coverage--------In “IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014”the agency details the calculations Americans can look forward to if they are liable for the tax: If you (or any of your dependents) do not maintain coverage and do not qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your return. In general, the payment amount is either a percentage of your household income or a flat dollar amount, whichever is greater. You will owe 1/12th of the annual payment for each month you (or your dependents) do not have coverage and are not exempt. The annual payment amount for 2014 is the greater of: 1 percent of your household income that is above the tax return filing threshold for your filing status, such as Married Filing Jointly or single, or Your family’s flat dollar amount, which is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, limited to a maximum of $285. As confirmed by previous IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment”. Once fully phased in, the Obamacare individual mandate tax will rise steeply, to a maximum of 2.5 percent of Adjusted Gross Income or $2,085 – whichever is higher Read more: http://atr.org/irs-warns-obamacare-tax-must-paid-a8164#ixzz2uSA6yXd9 Follow us: @taxreformer on Twitter

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  • James E.February 26, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    Phil, not to worry, it started to rain here in Pville, so I sent her on her way. I fixed her 20 baloney (bologna) sands and a big thermos of coffee and told her to continue driving until Sunday.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    I see another ad is out...lololol

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    Phil New ad from chamber...page A6 printed addition...Phil they are saying it is a small group of environmental activists supporting these issues...I am not an environmental activist...lololol So does that make them liars? lololol just checking. I am a teacher...and my teacher friends do not support the chamber. They feel as I do--that chambers stopped caring about the consumer...a long time ago. Along with small businesses that didnt want to play with them. lolol...I am supporting the right to petition a government. And anyone that impedes that process is going against the Constitution. Once it goes to ballot--they can spend all their money jumping up and down...and accusing people of being "green." I cant wait until they wake up and say where did the population go? Answer--to Colorado...it is the next "Become a millionaire " state. I want to stay...and grow hemp. You can even make building blocks out of that...which is "clean." Phil--tell them not to call people "environmentalists"...while proclaiming to bring in "clean." business. BBL Everyone play nice :)

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:05 am

    Fran, the COC is not eroding the right to petition. The COC is simply saying "don't sign" . . . much the same as in that old Twilight Zone episode a character ran up at the end and beseeched, "Dont't go! . . . Dont't go! . . . It's a cook book" ~~~ LINK - To Serve Man ~~~ The petitioners are the Kanamit? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha . . . sorry . . . ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha . . .

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  • EvelynFebruary 26, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    James: It's a fun film I watched it a while back, hoping to get some bright ideas!

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  • EvelynFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:41 am

    James: HELP. Looks like a real wet-dog week. Make it stop make it stop make it stop.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 27, 2014 - 9:39 am

    . . . blasphemer . . .

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  • James E.February 27, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Evelyn, around 11:45pm last night it was really coming down. You will just have to suffer the wet dog/wet Evelyn thing. We need WATER.

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  • EvelynFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    James: Today wasn't so bad after all. The wealther gods smiled on me 4 times.

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  • EvelynFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    Saltine American: No point insulting people who refuse to be offended. You take all the fun out of it!

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  • EvelynFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Strike WEALTHER. Substitute WEATHER.

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  • James E.February 27, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    I am not convinced that Evelyn and Phil don't get along.

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  • EvelynFebruary 27, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    James: We get along as long as I do everything HIS way: Watch Ross Limbo, Bill O'Really & the Duck Family (or whatever it's called). I have to be VERY careful around him. But he's a good cook, so sacrificing my principles is a small price to pay.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    Good night sock puppets and trolls :) and to the regulars--safe dreams :)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Walmart isn't going after Mom & Pop stores, but are focused on these retailers instead... By Jeff Macke | Breakout – 11 hours ago http://tiny.cc/xzj0bx

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  • EvelynFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    Studies Prove Without Doubt That Unvaccinated Children Are Far Healthier Than Their Vaccinated Peers - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Some people have asked about the fund raiser up here for Kevin Brown. His ivitation: Help us kick-start the Campaign! Please join us on Sunday March 9th. 4-7pm, at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center for a Spaghetti Feed! http://www.brownforfive.com/ He is also on Facebook tickets will go fast for this.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    sorry "invitation." I just got a call on this post...I do not know of any other fund raisers at thie time for the other candidates. Kevin browns should sell out quickly. And it is here in town--which people really want to see right now.,, the candidates inviting the public to come spend time with them and their family :)

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  • Dee#1February 28, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    HEADLINE----OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA (from Drudge)----actually words----President Obama said that “the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”-----can't stop laughing ------the Comedian in Chief

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 01, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Cookie...these are the same people who want to control the neighborhoods, paint houses--even if they are not theirs...take away benches form parks--so no one stays longer than needed...put in roundabouts--when the majority doesnt want them. Talking about letters written--when you do not have to use your real name--they are not using theirs. I know you guys dont do Face book--but you should--they are creating fear on the wathces...big time. Only some see through it. i just watch and shake my head. El Dorado Watch, the exchanges, event pages...they are telling poeple "no negative remarks" or you will be deleted. Like they are in charge...of something. One person in particulare is getting well known...we are watching them--coping their remarks--and turning those in. this is exactly why--people are tired...they want to vote on the issues themselves. Many watch this wall my friend. they do not post--but they watch. these people have now become the "bullies." shrugging shoulders.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 01, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    Someone sent this to me to post. It is the voice of the Sheriff who went after the federal government on the issue of the second admendment. web radio. http://tiny.cc/kua2bx

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 01, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    something fun: Don’t drink the water: Translated travel tips for coming to America By Christy Karras | Compass – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 2:49 PM EST http://tiny.cc/7sl2bx "From Germany: Americans’ social boundaries are very inconsistent. “Things like “We should get together sometime” doesn’t really mean anything, unless the same people keep mentioning it to you." “During a party at your house, don’t be surprised if Americans will just walk up to your fridge and help themselves.”" From France: "Remember that Indian reserves in the western United States are economic and human realities, not museums.""

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  • EvelynMarch 02, 2014 - 9:26 am

    2013 Plumber of the Year Awards‏ - HERE

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Evelyn, I actually thought it would be a local plumber who won the award. But, turned out to be lots of funny plumber/builder mistakes.

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  • EvelynMarch 02, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Mistakes . . . Is THAT what you call them, James?!!!

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Evelyn, hmmm, crazy mistakes?

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  • EvelynMarch 02, 2014 - 9:52 am

    . . . makes me think I could run down to Home Depot, buy a bunch of stuff, and set myself up in business as a plumber!

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Evelyn, if you become a plumber keep those pictures as examples of what not to do.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Evelyn, I was watching an Australian detective show on AcornTV, and after a few minutes had to stop because I couldn't understand what they were saying. The accents were so heavy that they were not understandable. I thought they spoke the Queen's English down under.

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  • EvelynMarch 02, 2014 - 10:27 am

    Yes, Australians speak the Queen's English (accent barrier #1) but they're Aussies (accent barrier #2). Having spent so many years in a former British Colony I can translate!!!

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Obama threatening Putin is like Pee Wee Herman threatening Darth Vader. I am still laughing.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Dee, Pee Wee couldn't threaten Darth Vader as Darth is a fictional character.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:07 am

    But, again Dee, what would you and the Tea Party do?

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 11:20 am

    I am sure that Dear Leader will soon draw a redline then depart on a campaign trip with a few rounds of golf as our Keystone Cops State Department and Foreign Service run around in circles , blowing whistles and waving their arms.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Dee, yes, yes, but what would you and the Tea Party do? Are you proving here that Tea/Republicans are not only the Party of No, but the Party of No Ideas?

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Everyone pauses to ponder about politics and foreign relations, except for Noll who constantly ponders about VietNam.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:33 am

    And, it looks like Neuman has gone back into his cave.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Just for general information, my wife made cupcakes yesterday with butter icing. Yum.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Wind blowing outside. Hope there is rain behind it.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:47 am

    Who do I like on this site? Well, I like Evelyn, Dee, Cookie, Fran, Phil, Kirk, Dink, and R.J..

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Sorry, Neuman and Noll, you didn't make the cut.

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 11:52 am

    CNN ---"Is Putin Bullying Obama?"

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Again Dee, all you can do is make fun? Shall we now know that is all you have? A Tea Party member that just has fun and is devoid of ideas beyond 'Isn't the president funny?'

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    The Tea Party, a bankrupt organization whose sole purpose appears to be attending local events with McClintock. I really wish Dee had told me what she and the Tea Party would do in the current crises beyond pointing at the president and acting smug and funny. Speaks for itself, doesn't it.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Dee, I was so interested in your 'solution,' because I have no idea how it can be resolved in the best interests of the United States.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Is there a war on woman conducted by the Tea/Republicans? Hmmm, well, they sure are interested in the insides of woman. How does that sit with Tea/Republican women? Discuss.

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Pirro Scolds Obama on Ukraine: 'Being Dictator in the United States Doesn't Make You King of the World'

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Oliver North: Putin Laughing at Us Is Just the Beginning -- Iran, China Now Know Obama Makes Empty Threats--------

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Everyone laughs at Dear Leader as James desperately tries to change the topic, giggle.---Lindsey Graham: Every Time Obama Goes on TV and Threatens Dictators 'Everybody’s Eyes Roll'

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Dee, yes, let's all make fun of the president as though we are in the third grade. Let it flow Dee, I know you love doing it because you are stuck with Obama for another three years and can only deal with it by reverting to childhood. All this time I thought you were an adult.

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    And James proves again that Leftist have no sense of humor _____But seriously James it must be hard to realize that Dear Leader whom you have defended through incompetence, power grabs, destroying the dollar, dismantling the medical care system, crony capitalism, and of course serial lying, has become the laughing stock of the world.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    Dee, not hard at all as I watch you enjoy the next three years and then Hillary.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 02, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Miss Evelyn...James...you two have me hooked on music movies on Netflix...I just cried through "Chops" the best high school Jazz bands. (Dont tell--but Im actually a big softie.) I dare anyone to watch that movie and not get caught up in the emotions--trolls...are you listening?

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Dee, the president has become the laughing stock of nine year old girls in the 4th grade, Tea/Republicans, enemies of the United States and those 'friendly' nations who have their own agendas. What a group to be in. Little Ms. Dee, nine years old and probably pig tails and Mary Jane shoes. So cute when she's angry with suppressed rage over her president.

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  • James E.March 02, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    I cannot deal with this -- Cookie is someone else? Please, I need some stability in my life.

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  • Dee#1March 02, 2014 - 6:26 pm

    Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in 2008: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Sen. Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next."

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 02, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    Good night to all 10,000 of you....lolololol Play nicely. James is in charge :) ...lololololol. too funny.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 03, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    Teen Sues Parents for Cash, College Tuition. Does She Have a Case? "A New Jersey teenager claiming that her mother and father tossed her out of their home and cut her off financially is suing them for immediate support, current private-school fees and future college tuition. The parents, meanwhile, say that daughter Rachel Canning, 18, moved out voluntarily after refusing to abide by their rules." http://tiny.cc/mkd6bx this is what happens when we dont make kids accountable--why should they be--the government and its small groups are not.

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  • EvelynMarch 03, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Russia And China Stand In Agreement On Ukraine – And That Is Very Bad News For The United States - HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 03, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    A MAP OF RUSSIAN GAS SUPPLIES TO EUROPE VIA UKRAINE - HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 5:59 am

    Early morning jogs banned in Central Park! HERE

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 11:05 am

    Julie Boostra is dying of cancer. Her medical insurance was cancelled and she has an Obamacare policy but it is not receiving her care because she cannot afford the out of pocket costs. So she wants to let other people know of her story and made an ad with AFP. What has happened to her since is why I fight for limited government, maximum individual freedom,minimum regulation and yes, lower taxes. Rep. Gary Peters (D) has dispatched lawyers to stop her attempt to explain her plight. (First Amendment anyone?) He has threatened any stations that carry the ad with loss of their licenses. Sen. Reid called her a liar. Compassion and concern of the Leftist on display.---------http://freebeacon.com/cancer-patient-defies-legal-threats-to-bash-obamacare/

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 11:41 am

    DEBUNKED HERITAGE CLAPTRAP http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-antiobamacare-ad-20140225,0,4578386.story#axzz2v1ZmCP9G

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 11:42 am

    More Obamacare horror stories: Do they add up? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/02/24/more-obamacare-horror-stories-do-they-add-up/

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Has Anyone in America Actually Been Harmed by Obamacare? http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/02/has-anyone-america-actually-been-harmed-obamacare

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 04, 2014 - 11:55 am

    Jody, your question suggests that you have either ignored or you have rejected the information at the link provided you by Dee. Let's try Dee's link again, jody. OK? ~~~ LINK - Anti-Obamacare Cancer Patient Defies Legal Threats

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    of course I reject it. the whole premise behind the Julie Boonstra story is a lie. a congressman sent a letter to tv station(s) telling it to not run fraudulent ad and then cited law and precedent.

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    actually the tv stations that will potentially run the ads are the ones defying the so called threats.

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 11:52 am

    here is congressman's letter totv station http://americansforprosperity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Peters_letter.pdf

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Good Girl/boy Jody, another Leftist mouthpiece sprouting their talking points memos.

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    Good Girl/boy Dee#1, another rightwing mouthpiece sprouting their talking points memos.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Another sign of the success of Obamacare--The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats. As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/199784-new-obamacare-delay-to-help-midterm-dems#ixzz2v1g9UzUf Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Powerline, explains the entire issue about Julie Boostra. And Jody, continuing to speak out when the Leftist threaten your means of communication is standing up to Government harassment. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/democrats-try-to-bully-cancer-sufferer-into-silence.php

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  • jodyMarch 04, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    from the BLOG dee referenced " The Democrats’ cease and desist letter was signed by two lawyers from the powerful Perkins, Coie firm in Washington, D.C." Huh? that was hardly a cease and desist order. the problem with dee and the like is they don't want to know the facts, they rely on 'truth' that is gathered up by cruising blog sites. the powerline blog is the same as all the other blogs on the subject and I suppose if that is where you get your 'truth' and you re=read the same piece on multiply blogs, well I guess you might be a tad brainwashed. the fact is, the whole boonstra example doesn't hold up to the light of day. it is a fraud, now let's double down.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Jody, got it------. "Recently Mrs. Boonstra went to pick up a critical medicine from her pharmacy, and found that it is no longer covered. So that turned into a major out-of-pocket expense. Moreover, under Mrs. Boonstra’s new policy, out-of-pocket expenses are accumulated rapidly, early in the year. Mrs. Boonstra, unlike so many Democrats, is not wealthy. The issue of when she incurs expenses–the ability to space them through the year–is, to her, an important element of affordability."----------This situation will not eliminate her 20% chance of recovery, hasten her death or cause her emotional pain. Got it.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Jody, got it.------"That is a powerful story, one that the Obama administration, and its minions like Gary Peters, don’t want voters to hear. So the Democrats’ thugs are trying to silence Mrs. Boonstra. Contemptibly, the Obama administration’s lawyers have threatened to use the Democrat-dominated Federal Communications Commission to take away the licenses of television stations that run the AFP ad: --------- You have an obligation “to protect the public from false, misleading or deceptive advertising.” Licensee Responsibility With Respect to the Broadcast of False, Misleading or Deceptive Advertising, 74 F.C.C.2d 623 (1961). Failure to prevent the airing of “false and misleading advertising” may be “probative of an underlying abdication of licensee responsibility” that can be cause for the loss of a station’s license. See Cosmopolitan Broad. Corp. v. FCC, 581 F.2d 917, 927 (D.C. Cir. 1978)."----A sitting Representative, Gary Peters threatens FCC action using the premier Democrat campaign law firm is not intimidation or harassment , especially after the actions of the IRS, EPA, etc., against Democrat opposition. Got it.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Jody, Got it-----"But here’s a thought: didn’t this television station, and every other television station in Michigan, broadcast speeches by President Obama and many other Democrats in which they said that if you like your plan, you can keep it? Wasn’t that false and misleading advertising? That isn’t even a matter of debate: it was a flat-out lie, endlessly repeated on television and through other media. Far from being “false and misleading advertising,” the Julie Boonstra ad, and others like it, are necessary correctives to the worst lies ever foisted on the American people. ---------constant lying by the Administration, an act that would put corporations in jail or at least very expensive fines is acceptable but a cancer patient telling her story requires Government harassment. Got it.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Jody, just a little more about the law firm.------PAUL ADDS: Perkins, Coie, whose lawyers sent this cease and desist letter, is the law firm of Bob “The Reckoning” Bauer. As general counsel to the Obama campaign, Bauer filed complaints against groups supporting Obama’s opponents (including Hillary Clinton) in order to intimidate them and (in his words) make it “rough on the donors.” --------- Bauer’s wife is Anita Dunn, the former director of communications at the White House. Dunn is best known for her attacks on Fox News.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    And for those of you interested, here is the link that includes the ad. It is towards the end of the article-----http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/democrats-try-to-bully-cancer-sufferer-into-silence.php

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    I've not followed the Boonstra case; did a quick check and came to no conclusion. HOWEVER, I am thrilled beyond the telling of it to learn of the FCC's vigorous effort "to protect the public from false, misleading or deceptive advertising."

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    . . . if the FCC were to follow through with the threat to shut down TV stations that run "false, misleading or deceptive advertising" I suggest everyone ensure that their Netflix subscriptions are up to date.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    About John Hinderaker----John H. Hinderaker is a lawyer with a nationwide litigation practice. For twenty years Hinderaker has written with his former law partner Scott Johnson on public policy issues including income inequality, income taxes, campaign finance reform, affirmative action, welfare reform, and race in the criminal justice system. Their articles have appeared in National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Enterprise, American Experiment Quarterly, and newspapers from Florida to California. The Claremont Institute has

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Dee: I will read the Hinderaker article. His "Most Reads" list looks interesting. As for Jody's articles, I'm considering asking her to explain them to me instead of having to read them myself!

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 04, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    By now I'm sure everyone's heard about the Nor. Calif. couple who were walking their dog last week and stumbled across 10 mil worth of gold coins from 1866......Well, bad news for the lucky couple....Now the government is talking about confiscating the coins saying they had to be from some heist back in the 1800's.........

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    . . . and those coins must have been stolen from the government.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Evelyn, I was like you until Reid called her and all Obamacare complaints as liars. When I researched more and discovered that issue is what I was concerned about when these only government approved plans were required. The plans appear to cost less with lower or subsidized premiums but the tens of thousands of deductibles are near impossible for many patients to pay. Add to this the changes in the formulary drugs covered it is making medical care out of financial reach of the average American. An aside, in January I went to my doctor and there was a great sign saying all deductibles had to be paid before treatment . When I went back in February the sign had been removed.

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Dee: No comment on Harry Reid!!! I will, however, read the Hinderaker article. His "Must Read" list looks interesting.

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    R.J., I was wondering how long that would take. Has the IRS been to visit because they had it in their possession?

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Evelyn, no need to comment on Reid. His statement made me want to know more. The Powerline guys have been favorites of mine since the late nineties. I find some of their articles informative and thought provoking. But beware, they are Conservatives.

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Thanks for the warning, Dee. I'll make sure I first get an inoculation!

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Evelyn, my quotes are from John's article. I was lazy and didn't cite each time.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 04, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Hey Evelyn.....Somebodies got to pay for Michelle, the Obama girls, and grandma to go on their next fun-filled 100 million $ getaway......The happy-go-lucky globe-hoppers are flying off to tour China in a week or so with their 20+ contingent of hair dressers, make up artists, secret service agents, wardrobe consultants and food tasters.......Since cutting money to the military, where else can the government get gas money for Air Force One??.....They should have keep finding those coins a secret!!!...

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    RJ: I certainly understand their need for food tasters. And can you imagine a successful tour without AT LEAST 20 hairdressers?

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  • James E.March 04, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    R.J., every since I heard about the gold coins I've been digging up my backyard. Nothing yet -- will keep everyone advised.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 04, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    James....Being rather lazy, I just went out and bought a metal detector.......So far I've found an old brown glass Clorox jug from the 50's (still had the metal cap on it) and 57 cents in change.....No gold yet......When I do find gold I'll throw a pizza party at Spankys (across the street from the M.D.) for everybody....

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  • James E.March 04, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    May I question 20 hairdressers? Sounds a tad high.

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    James: Just shows what you know about women!

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  • Dee#1March 04, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    But R.J., don't tell anyone, when they come for your gold, they might snoop And confiscate anything else they want.

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  • James E.March 04, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    R.J., yes, be on the watch for the IRS jackbooted thugs who come for us all to get that which is Caesar's. Actually, they don't come for me -- they send me letters when they are unhappy.

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    Fran: Thank for recommending "Chops". I may even watch it tonight, but if not, it's definitely getting added to my list.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 04, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    Well that was fun Miss Evelyn --came in to check on the wall...and I find a note from you. :) My grandson and I are going to watch chops together this weekend. He has been in band for two years. Im hoping he will stay in it longer. He plays my dog sings...very musical around here. Okay-- off for tonight-- everyone have a wonderful night ...play nice.

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  • EvelynMarch 04, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    THIS Mt Dem thread has been hijacked by an automated troll. Until a few minutes ago the comment count was little over a dozen. At this moment comments total 205. Wonder when it/they will stop.

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  • jkMarch 06, 2014 - 8:54 am

    Umm, they are making fun of all you usual posters that just keep on with your on going drivel. None of you are truly making your points or changing anyone's thinking. You all make it worse with the long winded, argumentative, name calling and I am right attitudes (or I'm gonna delete you or make fun of you). It has turned having an opinion and mature discussions into a huge joke. You appear to be intelligent people but leave little possibility of making another individual think about your opinions seriously. This is pure Enquirer type posts that are aggressive, demeaning and appear very ignorant.

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  • EvelynMarch 05, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    I HATE SNOPES!!! Nobody ever should consider Snopes a final authority. And that is true of any other political "fact checker". Snopes is the mom-and-pop operation of two people with NO formal experience in investigative research. "A simple review of their 'fact-checking' reveals a strong tendency to explain away criticisms towards liberal politicians and public figures while giving conservatives the hatchet job." - SNOPES GOT SNOPED: HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 05, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Fran: Tonight it's Chops!!!

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 05, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    My grandson loved it...enjoy!!!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 05, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    LINK - Good night, Cookie ((( & Dee & James & Evelyn & jody ~~~ U2, Fran)))

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Phil, was that to give us nightmares?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2014 - 8:26 am

    Dee, that came from my dark side, the "bad phil" side . . . he gets out sometimes . . .

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 6:15 am

    Good morning all-------http://eaglerising.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SBowers-3-5-2014.png

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Happy Thursday----http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2014/03/06/116753

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 6:52 am

    The IRS released a report that the estimated bronze plan for a family of four is $20,000 a year. I hope they just chose that number for ease of calculation samples---------http://www.irs.gov/PUP/newsroom/REG-148500-12%20FR.pdf

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Phil, well it made me laugh and I never consider that "bad."

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:08 am

    jk--Actaully, if you go out and talk to people--we are making a chnage...due to the making fun of some of the posters. just like the "dont sign the petition" ad--is helping people realise that a small group of people are saying this county is not smart enough to vote for itself. People read this wall...and ask questions. Every meeting I have been to--I am asked about some of the posters...since I dont know them--I cant answer. You can always tell when the wall has done what it needs to--because of the amount of trolls playing. something has been very sucessful. A point has been made.

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  • jkMarch 06, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Fran - I get out also...a lot. The aggressive name calling is a joke in this community. A few of the posters do bring some people to think through their opinions and cause others to think outside their own box (Kirk comes to mind). That being said, the "usual" posters don't encourage that to happen, they shut their minds when they see such negativity and threatening language. Plain and simple. They can yell, scream and name call for the next century and they are still laughed at. It is too bad, because respectful and civil conversations could make such a difference. They have already made fun of that idea so I don't think it will change. And the bullying is an embarrassment to our community. It is tragic that out of town folks read these posts as well as our younger generation. Terrible example.

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  • jkMarch 06, 2014 - 9:42 am

    *people shut* (sorry)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:13 am

    I also am sorry for the typos...they bore me--more than I can say :) The thing about trolls...is they are predictable. Now sock puppets are "fun." But people are reading...lolololol Im just a visitor--some of these people have been here a long time. so if you think you are making any knid of head way to get rid of them--sock pupets are easy to make...they can multiply quickly.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:15 am

    "Chops" is great...I love seeing young people just have fun.

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  • pot tourismMarch 06, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Fran, pot tourism hits Sonora Grammar school. You're making a difference! ~~~ LINK - Third-graders caught smoking weed in California school bathroom

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:25 am

    I said grow "hemp"--please reread any of my statements ♥ "weed"--"hemp" <----different words

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:30 am

    Fran . . . uh . . . the tourism potential for "hemp" is near zero, perhaps in the negative numbers . . . but "pot tourism" seems good for Colorado . . . you WERE referring to Colorado's sunny pot forecasts, weren't you?

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer: " As many as six California teenagers were hospitalized with alcohol poisoning last month, and two last weekend alone, from drinking hand sanitizer." http://tiny.cc/6h9acx <---they were drinking it for the alcohol content. It is more concentrated.. We can play back and forth with the weed issue. there are many cases where elementary kids drinl wine from their parents supply...

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  • James E.March 06, 2014 - 9:35 am

    BREAKING NEWS!!!! I've read this morning comments and we should get back to real news. Dunkin' Donuts is coming back to California and a store is planned for PLACERVILLE!!!!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:46 am

    James, throw in some Dunkin' Donuts with the baloney sandwiches for the Missus on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Phil yep...I was referring to Colorad...just to make the point that tourism is up there because...they have snow--they have wine...and now they have weed tours...why come here? Now for hemp--it is just a way to make money...since we have to watch Colorado become the wealthiest state for awhile--weed will be legal here eventually. But while we are waiting--in stead of foucusing on items that Colorado now owns....we need money. Hemp is just a stepping stone. We are paying lots of money across the pond--for something that would grow really well here. Weed..alcohol...prescription drugs--they are not going away.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Phil...weed is not new. As for the children...I am sadden by any child feeling they have to get "high" on any substance to enjoy their young lives.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:47 am

    okay...my typos are making me laugh....lolol...BBL Well poo,. play nice--make fun of my typing skills...whatever makes you laugh. New film "rejoice and shout"...no matter what you believe-- the voice can be a wonderful instrument. The first singer is a very young girl--just amazing. Can fingers have a form of Dyslexia? The words are in my head--but my fingers are just making up stuff...

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  • jodyMarch 06, 2014 - 9:48 am

    "pot" or sensimilla (without seed) is the unfertilized female cannabis plant. hemp is the male counterpart. grows tall and is very fibrous. more hemp fun facts: http://hemphistory.org/1942/hemp-for-victory

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 9:48 am

    James--you are so happy :) doughnuts...yummy things.

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  • jodyMarch 06, 2014 - 9:56 am

    more hemp history: http://www.farmcollector.com/farm-life/strategic-fibers.aspx

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  • jodyMarch 06, 2014 - 9:59 am

    made from cannabis grown in greenhouses (we are being left behind the rest of the world) http://gwpharm.com/Sativex.aspx

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Fran, I blame Apple.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 10:11 am

    jk--maybe we dont go to the same places. I will ask you this--do you feel lying to a community sheds any light in teaching our young "honesty?" Most people are not even aware of their surroundings...let alone what a few in a group are saying. I am not in a leadership role--I dont want to be. But I do understand what happens when poeple go out and purposely lie to a community. Come to Pollock sometime...people here--dont want to even go to meetings if CEDAPP or Chamber is involved. Name calling--I live where rumors are fostered by "friends"--it is why-- although I love people...I stay to myself. Kids dont read this wall--and if they do--they grew up with FB...they know what puppets and trolls are.. But they do listen to the adults talk in their living rooms. someone once said to me to not write about what was going on in our community--stop airing the dirty laundry...please--I have yet to write about everything I know. And my response--tell the small groups to stop lying to the whole. so jk... I dont hate people..I respect them to know how to think for themselves. Name calling...or starting "fear" on walls--there is no difference. Over the last year many have asked to be on my FB wall--why? I dont know anything--dont want to rule the world...they read the wall. I dont tell people what to do--I provide options. I really dont care what other people do with their choices. But I believe strongly that everyone has a voice. so if people--your friends are laughing at other peoples voices as you say...isnt that also a form of "bullying"--laughing at someone behind their back in a group? And in order to even talk about something- to "laugh" at it--they read it. As far as people reading before they come to our place--please read many walls--and come back. Let us know what you find.

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  • jkMarch 06, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    Fran, I absolutely do not agree with not telling the truth! I also do not agree with name calling, bullying, false accusations but especially do not agree with lies or deceptions.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Dee #1--you could be right.

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    There once was a time when the Nobel Peace Prize went to people who actually furthered the cause of peace.--------Russian President Vladimir Putin will appear on the Nobel committee’s agenda for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, possibly alongside several Russian dissidents.----------http://o.dailycaller.com/all/2014-03-05-putin-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-among-record-number-of-candidates#1

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 06, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    jk--thats good to know. now the young people--they are the comp kids...they know to keep going. when my grandson picks a movie--he will come out of the room..and tell me that it is not appropriate for him to watch--he turns it in. Now is he perfect-no. he is lucky to have his eyeballs--since he rolls then so much when an adult talks to him. Young people are much smarter than we give them credit for. and since they are online...whether you allow it or not--they are there...they are immune in most cases. I grew up in the city--slang was on the walls--so it really doesnt mean anything...I grew up reading it. Deception...is tricky. Is a poster trying to make you think outside of the box--by making you angry? shrugging shoulders. I am not offended by anything on this wall--it is not "real" time...it is virtual reality. I think people should teach kids this...because it is the sweet words that get a young person to meet them in a dark alley...not the bad words. Your young visit virtual rooms. Even adults will fall in love with what online--fake names and pictures. be careful to explain this to young people. My grandson is 11--he thinks this wall and Facebook are boring. and I am very thankful for that. this is not a childs program--and should not be censored. there are too many sites--if this one offends you...go to another site. the dangerous people are more often than not--on the "nice" sites. IMO as being a gamer for six years.

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  • Dee#1March 06, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Do you want a cup of coffee to cost over $700, just force the coffee shops to treat the purchase like Obamacare forces purchase of healthcare insurance...........http://conservativevideos.com/2014/01/buying-coffee-like-buying-insurance-obamacare/

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  • EvelynMarch 06, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Dee#1: Thank you very much for handling "things"!!!

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  • EvelynMarch 06, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    Fran: Tonight I'm going to watch Chops again. The band's metamorphosis is the space of one short year is nothing short of mind-boggling. JAMES: It is a MUST WATCH.

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  • EvelynMarch 06, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    . . . IN the space of one year . . .

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  • James E.March 06, 2014 - 7:17 pm

    Evelyn, chops? Lamb chops, pork chops, or a movie? For the record I do not eat lamb or veal (because of the way they treat the calves). As for lamb, have never eaten it and never will. And, now that I'm on a roll, will also not eat mutton.

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  • James E.March 06, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    Evelyn, a movie. Will watch.

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  • EvelynMarch 06, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    DO. You won't be sorry, James.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 9:53 am

    Good morning...need some help...last night I heard one of the worse stories Ive haerd in a long time. this wonderful women told me some of the history of the tent city of Missouri Flat-here by Kmart. History. what disturbed me is that she said that their were also structures...and a cementary. she went on to say that there were about 200 people laid to rest...and there is documentation. There are also Native Americans put to rest out there. Now the disturbing part...this woman has been fighting this county to do a investigation of this history--brought down through oral and written stories. I was told they found just a few--and called it a day. I have suggested to this woman to call the various Native american Historical Museums...and Universities. Native american burial grounds and any possible aritifacts are protected by law in California. I alos suggested to ask outside of this county for help. the gold Rush is an important part of histoy--to California and the UNited States of america. I was told by this sweet woman--that the development behind the Kmart area is going to put asphalt over the whole thing...please tell me this isnt so. If there are burial grounds back there being disturbed...it goes down into the water--which I was told, has been affected by the development of the Kmart shopping Center. I have been told of some kind of dispute about who are the actual Miwoks in this area--because of the Casino. This woman said the Miwoks have not really said much--could it be because it is not their ancestors (The Native Americans honor their ancestors--I cant imagine any allowing a parking lot to cover possible loved ones.)? I know of some up here, that clean the trails at Sly Park (they claim to be the real tribe from here.)...and were furious when they were told--they would have to pay to get in. I think the young lady talking to me may have it right...."What is up with white people--were dont dig up and dishonor your ancestors, we were not going in to party--just clean and honor our lancestors." <--I told her not all people do that--there are many that still honor the dead. And the part that kept me up-- this wonderful woman- said that they maymake the cemetary the focal point of the development--really? Someone please help me understand this story--links?

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Administrative Code, Title 14, Section 4307 No person shall remove, injure, deface or destroy any object of paleontological, archaeological, or historical interest or value. CCR Section 1427 Recognizes that Califomia's archaeological resources are endangered by urban development and population growth and by natural forces. The Legislature further finds and declares that these resources need to be preserved in order to illuminate and increase public knowledge concerning the historic and prehistoric past of California. http://www.nahc.ca.gov/statepres.html

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 9:58 am

    http://tiny.cc/2g5ccx Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 10:00 am

    http://www.nahc.ca.gov/ protection of cultural and human remains.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 10:07 am

    sorry about the typos--please help find the facts to this story. They want to bring in a Folsom Outlet type of shopping center...will they be paving over someones loved ones? <---honestly small business...does the chamber really care about you? bringing in huge stores--will shut you down. I am not for no growth--just responsible growth--that would include the people who have passed on, and are at rest in the ground.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 10:33 am

    the nice person witht he plastic bag article--I meant to put this out there yesterday...something to think about. Carbon trading. Plastic bags being banned to save the oil. china and The USA is a dispute over plastics in 2005. Using the enviroment as a way to earn more carbon trading credits. Here is yet another side...http://tiny.cc/vz6ccx. Sustainable Plastics with Reduced Carbon Footprint & Reduced Waste Joseph P. Greene I find many things are not about "us" anymore.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 10:38 am

    Hotseat: David Tyler A UO Chemistry professor answers the age-old Question, “paper or plastic?” Don’t even ask about cotton.http://tiny.cc/bc7ccx "What are some things Portlanders cherish that we don’t think about as being harmful to the environment? Everyone is usually sitting around these science pubs drinking beer. The carbon footprint for a pint of beer is 4 pounds. It just blows my mind that every time I sit down for a pint of beer, 4 pounds of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Is there a certain not-so-sustainable product you couldn’t give up? Beer is a great example. That would be really tough."

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  • Dee#1March 07, 2014 - 10:40 am

    Great quotes are coming out of CPAC------from Senator Ted Cruz----"Barack Obama is the president Richard Nixon always wished to be."-----How true!

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  • Dee#1March 07, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Fran, hmmm, not a parking lot but Sutter Junior High School my great grand parents were buried there in a pioneer cemetery. I was a kid but the remains were treated horribly. So please correct your story source that it does happen to white people.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 10:59 am

    I am so sorry about your ancestors...this woman said that white people were back behind Kmart as well...and they were removed badly. I have an old map that states that many mines were in that area. I am just horrified. It was the young Miwok that has made the "white ancestor " comment...I am as white as they get--so they were venting at me. They were mad--I was available. Didnt even know the story--but I listened until the young woman calmed down. When the BOS talk about environmental reports...this seems to fall short or nonexistant behind the Kmart area. again, My heart to yours for the disreapect of loved ones.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 07, 2014 - 11:04 am

    For the plastic bag banning--please also look up the carbon foot print for a glass of wine...and the great debate...wine in glass bottles, plastic, or plastic in boxes.

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  • jodyMarch 07, 2014 - 11:15 am

    CO2 used in the making of beer is a byproduct of refining oil into gas. it is captured and then sold to industry(s). so that CO2 used to produce that pint of beer still makes it to the atmosphere, just by a different and much more enjoyable route. commercial greenhouses take that CO2 and use it to amplify production rates.

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  • Dee#1March 07, 2014 - 11:29 am

    e super PAC backing President Obama raised $15 million last month, including $1 million from Sam Walton, the chairman of Wal-Mart, a traditional Republican-leaning organization. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Obama-Walton-Spielberg-contributors/2012/10/20/id/460777#ixzz2vJ5E4uyJ

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  • Dee#1March 07, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    Another good CPAC quote --------Paul's biggest applause line of the afternoon—the biggest applause line at CPAC so far—came during his discussion of what he perceived as President Obama's failures, particularly at the National Security Agency. "As our voices rise in protest, the NSA monitors your every phone call. if you have a cell phone, you are under surveillance. I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business," he said to loud cheers.

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  • EvelynMarch 07, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    RJ: Is that YOU downstairs? Though not wanting to complicate "things", I must say it is a hilarious piece of stand-up comedy!

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 07, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Hey James..........Being a Col. you might be able to clear up a question I have.....Why all the Russian troops purposely remove all signifying emblems (and other stuff) off all their uniforms before going into the Crimea and the Ukraine.........When you see the Russian soldiers on TV their uniforms are all the same, blank, wonder why they would do that??....I mean, it's not like their fooling anybody??......

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  • EvelynMarch 07, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    . . . May I take that as a "yes"?!!!

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  • James E.March 07, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    R.J., our Special Operations troops go in black without insignia. Regular troops usually go in with USA tab and Divisional tab. As for the Russians, those are probably Special Operations forces, as Putin doesn't want the PR of invading with regular Russian troops (which he certainly might do in the future).

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  • James E.March 07, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Dee, they should rename the CPAC convention to the Bloody Red Meat (BRM) Convention. Will Rush be speaking? Hmmm, shouldn't all the speakers be carrying a 1776 musket? That would get even more cheering and jumping up and down. I only ask these questions as an outsider. Never to be under the tent.

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  • Dee#1March 07, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    James, that is good news because we don't want your camel's nose in our tent. We have enough trouble with RINOs.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 07, 2014 - 5:11 pm

    Thanks James....That makes sense ......Evelyn.......My motto is deny till I die......

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  • EvelynMarch 07, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    . . . the most memorable piece of writing I've seen on this site.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 07, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Evelyn, please point me to the gem?

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  • Dee#1March 08, 2014 - 9:14 am

    More humor from the Dear Leader------------Ronald Reagan: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Barack Obama: “Mr. Putin, please take my call!”

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  • Dee#1March 08, 2014 - 9:18 am

    "Obama said they've had some glitches with the Affordable Care website. I'll tell you something. If you order a pair of pants online and they send you the wrong color, that's a glitch. This is like a Carnival cruise, for God's sake! Today Obama was in so much trouble he called Hillary Clinton and he said, 'Could you start early?'" –David Letterman

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  • James E.March 08, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Putin, the Tea/Republican nominee in 2016. He's manly and strong, unlike Hillary. The political TV ads will show him stripped to the waist wrestling a bear -- unlike Hillary. Actually, Hillary has said she would be willing to wrestle a bear but with her shirt on. The American political scene.

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  • James E.March 08, 2014 - 10:48 am

    We have a crisis in the Ukraine and the focus is on Putin as manly and strong and Obama as wimpy and weak. This can only happen in the Tea/Republican world -- wanting to score points on nonsense. And, of course, their solution is nuclear weapons and a massive invasion of American troops into the Ukraine. War! War! War! Of course, none of the radio and TV hosts or politicians would be going to war. They love war, they just don't want to participate. Faux patriots every one.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 08, 2014 - 10:57 am

    James, do you suppose Victoria Newland is still inviting the EU (aka Angela Merkel) to go screw themselves?

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  • jodyMarch 08, 2014 - 11:06 am

    observation, when bush was president, any and every negative comment in the media was considered un-American and traitorous. we rallied together as a country and backed our president. today, the fanatic right with the help of the misguided and manipulated tea party, have diminished the office of the president (and our influence on the world stage). THEY have divided this country, they have weakened our country.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 08, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Im not sure if I agree Jody. I dont really talk about the President. I dont agree with him at all--but I honor the office. I am sure I am not alone. what has bee distorted is the word "democracy"--that I have a problem with. and many times--I dont think it is "government" at all--I think it is small groups of unelected people--who are bringing the country down.

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  • James E.March 08, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Phil, probably not -- don't want to anger Germany.

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  • Dee#1March 08, 2014 - 11:55 am

    What's the problem with Barack Obama jokes?----- His followers don't think they're funny and other people don't think they're jokes.

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  • sparkeethewonderdawgMarch 08, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    CPAC Conservative Paranoids Acting Childish

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  • Dee#1March 08, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    James, I have searched and searched for one site of someone urging the military invasion of Ukraine or Russia. Please let me know who it is that is pushing this invasion. It is someone who should be stopped. As for making fun of the Dear Leader, I will do my best to find jokes and cartoons that show exactly who he is and what he accomplishing.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 08, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    When the Chamber is talking about getting the Chinese to visit us and bring all their money...does it retell how many Chinese were here building the railroads? Many were underpaid--not on the books..and.I read in one place that it is believed several hundred died by dynomite explosions alone. I wonder if our railroads are a "sore" subject to bring up. Interesting story...they brought some of the skills to work on the railroads--without their knowledge--we may have taken much longer to have the trains up and running. Thanks to the people who have me looking into the history again--it had been a long time since I reviewed it. So many different people--so long ago...creating this beautiful county. Each story matters. Good or bad. I believe in balance...the yin and yang in life. Even an outlaw has their place--maybe a child saw a robbery--and became a marshall because of it.

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  • Dee#1March 08, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    CPAC------Today’s the day we stop stealing from our kids, todays the day we start fighting for their healthcare. Today’s the day we take our government back.---Dan Bongino Read more at http://eaglerising.com/5015/dan-bongino-new-gop-star/#5hdigcLrreJZRpWZ.99

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  • sparkeethewonderdawgMarch 08, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    cPAC Constipated Pretentious Asinine Conservatives

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 08, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    I found something fun...Miss evelyn..."Currently, Wendy is a board member of Marshall Medical Center and is in the 2011 class of the American Leadership Forum." The American Leadership Forum (ALF) was founded in 1980 by Joseph Jaworski...Mr.Jaworski has lots to say on the United Nations 21st century agenda...and "sustainability" many of our leaders seem to be taking these forum classes in El Dorado.

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  • Dee#1March 08, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    End of day cartoon----http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2014/03/07/116825

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 08, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    2014 Nonprofit Trends to Watch What are the implications for nonprofit staff, board members, donors & community leaders? The National Council of Nonprofits offers this view of 2014 trends to watch. Starting with #1 "THE RESOURCE SQUEEZE: One prominent trend that began with the Great Recession will continue its drain in 2014: scarce financial resources. The vast majority of charitable nonprofits will continue to be squeezed for financial resources in 2014. In the current environment of increased competition for scarcer financial resources, no nonprofit’s board of directors should be caught ignoring its fiduciary duty to help the nonprofit fund raise." http://tiny.cc/bvmfcx

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  • James E.March 08, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Evelyn, chops completed and the winner is - Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

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  • EvelynMarch 08, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    James: Tell me the transformation was nothing short of amazing! I've set my clock ahead. Now 9:21pm. Good night, everyone. Off to Netflix or a book. Flip of the coin.

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  • James E.March 08, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Evelyn, it was amazing. From individuals to a cohesive group. A group that won.

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  • James E.March 08, 2014 - 11:07 pm

    And I'm off to the world of hot chocolate. Tomorrow.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Tonight: Kevin Brown is having a fund raiser tomorrow at our Pollock Pines Camino Community Center Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | $15.00 Meet candidates--ask questions.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 9:38 am

    lolol...need coffee--sorry the fund raiser is tonight...march 9th. I forgot to delete the word "tomorrow." I hope lots of people take the time to meet all the candidates up and down the hill. Five people sit on the BOS--all five work for all of El Dorado County. I know that a couple of candidates are going to do meet and greets together. Only One can win for an upcoming seat...I wish everyone good luck...And I think it is important to support all in their journey. what all candidates need to see--the people of El Dorado...the people. It makes a statement--this county belongs to ALL of us. Not just a few select in a back room somewhere.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 9:44 am

    Tahoe has a community plan--has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars- building--yet they are struggling just like the rest of us down the hill. They have all sorts of "advisory" boards--doesnt seem to be working...just saying :) read-decide-vote Although their Chamber is refreshing--when asked about their economy...they told the truth..it is uncertain--imagine telling the truth in front of the BOS. http://tiny.cc/pdrgcx Town hall meetings work better--people just want to know what is happening-so they can deicide for theselves.

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  • Oh BrotherMarch 09, 2014 - 9:45 am

    Thank you Fran for all the LOCAL information that you post. Love that you are interested in local issues and your posts are so positive and generally up beat! Happy Sunday and God Bless!

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Good morning Oh Brother--glad you can even read them...my hands are getting worse. Everyone have a great morning. The Dragon program and I are having some set backs--although it can swear now :0

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 10:04 am

    Good Morning Everyone-----For me the best speech of CPAC was Sarah Palin's, especially this part-------Green Eggs and Ham, but she rewrote the Dr. Seuss classic. -------- I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his healthcare scam. I do not like these dirty crooks or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals. I do not like their crony deals. I do not like this spying, man. I do not like, 'oh yes we can.' I do not like this spending spree. We're smart, we know there's nothing free. I do not like reporters' smug replies when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope and we wont take it... nope, nope, nope.-------------------

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 10:38 am

    Evelyn--is this the only foundation in El Dorado? The community center is also a disaster center...they do not usually ask for anything...someone told them to apply to "the foundation"--which they did. They asked for help buying a new generator for emergencies. The Red Cross comes in and takes over the center during an emergency...they even have showers there in the building.. I believe it is one of two disaster centers in El Dorado County. The Pollock Pines Camino Community Center--which is not government owned--but supported by just regular people and donors ..was turned down. For those on any foundation board...An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment. The people that run the center are just well-mannered people--they just keep going forward (they have been saving money towards a new generator for awhile--and will continue to do so.)...I am mad for them. The founders of the center do not like to impose or ask for things...they are really about supporting a community. Being a city kid...this is just amazing to me. And should be honored.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 11:33 am

    We are losing or have lost our Checks and Balance system. Jonathan Turley, a liberal constitutional lawyer and professor of law at George Washington University has an article in the LA Times today. Here is an excerpt ---------This massive shift of authority threatens the stability and functionality of our tripartite system of checks and balances. To be sure, it did not begin with the Obama administration. The trend has existed for decades, and President George W. Bush showed equal contempt for the separation of powers. However, it has accelerated at an alarming rate under Obama. Of perhaps greater concern is the fact that the other two branches appear passive, if not inert, in the face of expanding executive power.--------Read the whole article . It explains how we are in danger of losing all our freedoms.-------- http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-turley-obama-separation-of-powers-20140309,0,5262266.story#ixzz2vUVba08j

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 11:52 am

    http://tiny.cc/nswgcx kitsch/or Novelty architecture <--I grew up with some of these buildings--the film industry loves kitsch. Some fun images of buildings...most architects are fun loving people...some believe santa was a kitsch architect. You should remember some from movies /or childhood. Remember Bobs Big Boy? Or the Oscar Mayer Weiner Car....lololol Im not sure why people think im so serious--I really am not. enjoy the images.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Fran, people think you are serious because you usually comment on one of your passions. Where I approach my passions thru a lens of humor, you approach yours through a lens of seriousness. But I never doubted that you have a happy side. You can't have a wonderful 11 year old and dogs without laughing out loud every day.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 09, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    James, please deploy th' Missus with a full complement of doughnuts and boloney sandwiches.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Phil, she is standing by. At the first drop of rain she will be deployed.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    Dee, I note that Sarah Palin said at CPAC, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a Nuke is a good guy with a Nuke." Is she speaking for Tea/Republicans? She usually does, is this time different?

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    James, good for you. You did some homework. Yes James, it is called "mutually assured destruction". Which Worked for decades. I believe that negotiating from a position of strength is always better than from a position of weakness.However, I don't think anyone speaks for the Tea Party members. We resemble a herd of cats with our own individual ideas and values.

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  • sparkeethewonderdawgMarch 09, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    couldn't help but notice all the empty seats during palin's speech. and listening to it(what I could stomach) realized she wasn't saying anything of value. just empty rhetoric taking cheap shots at the president. If you are enthralled by that empty blouse, no wonder you teabags are so screwed up in your thinking.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    Dee, I don't think Sarah was talking about MAD. More do a preemptive nuclear strike to show the world who is more manly. One just has to love Sarah, as she had found a home as a grifter. McCain should be given 40 lashes for taking the chance she might have become president.

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  • EvelynMarch 09, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Fran @ 10:38 am: I don't know if EDCF is the only Foundation in Placerville / EDC. Probably there are more (1.6 million "non-profits" nationwide) but I don't have time right now to check. If I remember (!!!) I'll look for information in the next couple days.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    James, think what you want. That is your privilege. So continue with your Alinsky's Rule 12 against her. I don't have to participate. I like her. I like her attitude. I like most of her ideas . I like her sense of humor. She is someone to admired.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 09, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Dee, I have Sarah recorded and I look foreword to sharing her with Evelyn this afternoon.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Dee, in 1966 I was trained as a nuclear weapon employment officer to determine circular error probables, winds, etc., so as to find the exact best location to drop one. So, I have known MAD for at least 48 years. Sarah was what in 1966? Two years old?

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  • EvelynMarch 09, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    To whom it may concern: BOLOGNA sandwiches nonsense BALONEY.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    James, exactly what does that have to do with anything? Again. Think what you want.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    I think what it means is when you said I did research on the meaning of MAD, I've known MAD for a long, long, long time, and therefore no need for research in March 2014.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    James, I meant your homework on Gov. Palin. I have never doubted you knew MAD. You would need to be brain dead to be an adult in that era.and not know it. You are many things but brain dead isn't one of them even if you can't remember what you had for lunch.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    Bologna in Italy, baloney in America. Tomato, Tomatto.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    James, now it makes sense.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    http://tiny.cc/g44gcx Government Code Section 54950-54963 (Updated 2013) the Brown Act updated 2013 :)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    http://calaware.org/ Californians Aware a group fighting to keep government accountable. Has some interesting articles on site.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Dee, oh yes, Palin homework. OK.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Dee, although if you stopped 1,000 on Main Street, in the older age range -- 50 to 80 and asked them what MAD is and what words the letters stand for, about 100 (hopefully) would know. Sad to say that Americans are more versed on sports, fashion, movies, TV soap operas, town gossip, and beer.

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  • 2014March 09, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Paul Ryan nailed it: "The left is making a big mistake here. What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul. The American people want more than that. This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She serves in the cabinet of my buddy, Governor Scott Walker. She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids. He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    2014, Ryan has backtracked on his 'story,' as he said he has learned that Ms. Anderson misspoke. When she said she had spoken to the boy that was not true, and, in fact, the story was from a book that no connection to her school lunch testimony. Go ahead, Google it. As for a full stomach and a soul, let man take care of the stomach and God take care of the soul. The soul is God's business and not the business of the Tea/Republicans.

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  • 2014March 09, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    now here is a truth teller, you libs need to WAKE UP “Of every dollar that you hold in your hands, 70 cents of that dollar that’s supposed to go to the poor doesn’t,” Bachmann told the CPAC crowd in National Harbor, Md., last week. “It actually goes to benefit the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.—70 cents on the dollar. That’s how the president’s caring works in practice. So $3 in food stamps for the needy, $7 in salaries and pensions for the bureaucrats who are supposed to be taking care of the poor. So with all due respect, I ask you, how does this show that our president cares about the poor?”

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    Bachmann? Could we get information from a better source? The woman is not known for reasonable factual statements. She is a Tea Party nut.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    James, please show link where it shows she wrong Thant you.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    And, let's remember what CPAC is -- a convention when the Tea Party leadership gets up and says crazy things to an audience that craves bloody red meat that is nonsense. So, what did you expect Bachmann to say? Dee, give me a link that shows she is right (70/30).

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    There seems to be trouble in Tea/Republican land. Senator McConnell has stated in referring to Tea Party candidates, "We are going to crush them everywhere." Not exactly a nice statement to their Tea Party brothers and sisters.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Mr. Tanner of the Cato Institute said of Bachmann's 70/30 comment that it's not what he said in his book. Bachmann went completely off the rails applying the misinterpreted 70/30 ratio to the Food Stamp Program. Instead of 70%, less that 6% of the program is spent on administrative costs. So, Bachmann has again reinforced her reputation of saying crazy things for political purposes. Well done, Ms. Bachmann. Liberals can always count on you.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    Now departing for a while. Will be back.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    James not exactly new news. But perhaps you will now believe when I say the Tea Party has to conquer the Republican Party before we can defeat the Leftist. By the way, that just proves we are still around and kicking.

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  • jodyMarch 09, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    CPAC Minority Panel Attracts Few Listeners: http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/minorities-gop-outreach-few/2014/03/07/id/556688

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    James, good for you, you actually looked something up instead of throwing bombs. So I will play your part. The Washington Post has no values, They are just a Leftist rag with no credibility. Besides it is just a little error in interpretation which doesn't mean anything, (which is true). somewhat like 57 states, RSPECT, etc. However, I'll be happy to admit she made an error in a major speech. Oh guess what, the Tea Party still expands and goes forward.

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  • jodyMarch 09, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    don't mess with beer drinkers: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/24/3322641/california-drought-beer/

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    shhhhhhh I like scotch straight up (unless it is "icky" scotch--then I like the rocks to water it down.)...but it is politically incorrect to drink it now a days...lololol http://tiny.cc/6jihcx The Art of Manliness Guide to Scotch Whisky <----rolling eyeballs....I bet Annie Oakley could shoot a hole in this title.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 09, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    What takes more water to make beer, hard liquor or wine?

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Fran, the only thong that is politically incorrect about Scotch is blended.

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    A thong should be "thing"

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  • Dee#1March 09, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    If the first sentence of this report doesn't make you laugh, well sorry, you have misplaced your sense of humor.------It would appear the fecal matter is starting to come into contact with the rotating object in China. Worrying headlines are beginning to mount on the back of real economic events (an actual default and a collapse in exports): *COPPER IN SHANGHAI FALLS BY 5% DAILY LIMIT TO 46,670 YUAN A TON *CHINA YUAN WEAKENS 0.46% TO 6.1564 VS U.S. DOLLAR *YUAN DROPS MOST SINCE 2008------------http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-09/celebrating-chinas-first-bond-default-copper-limit-down-yuan-crashes-most-six-years

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    Dee, if the Tea Party intends to crush the old line Republican Party, then you have a great task ahead of you. Going to be tough because corporations and Wall Street love the old line Republican Party, the Tea Party not so much. Good luck to you and your party. As for the Washington Post, it does lean left and sometimes right and sometimes God knows where. But, The Daily Caller, Breitbart, and Fox are nothing more than 100% propaganda outlets. Only the base loves them.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 09, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    James, Evelyn is beginning to take quite a shine to Sarah Palin. She really liked the Sarah at CPAC recording that I shared with her tonight. Progress!

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 11:21 pm

    Phil, don't fib about your sister. Bad Phil.

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  • James E.March 09, 2014 - 11:23 pm

    Oh darn, late to my cup of chocolate. Tomorrow.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Good Morning!!-----here is a great quote from Gov. Bobby Jindal from an article in the National Review------This president is often praised for his intelligence. The events in Crimea should spur us to revisit that notion, or at least to mark the difference between wisdom and intelligence. While the president of Russia is using military force to invade neighboring countries, our president is reducing the size of our military and boasting about the record number of Americans on food stamps. Obama conveys weakness to our allies and our enemies, but wise presidents have always understood that American weakness leads to violence, American strength to stability.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 9:05 am

    James, no one said it would be easy. Most of us realize that it will take years and years and we won't live long enough to see the completion. I take a great deal of comfort in the progress we have made, in fact it surprises me. One of the delights of our progress is the fact that it has spread to Europe with people beginning to the corporatism of the E.U. And the entrepreneurs demanding more economic freedom. It is a work in progress but it is progressing.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 9:16 am

    "Beginning to stop the corporatism"

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:04 am

    Sigh, Bobby Jindal, another Republican tough guy. If he was president he would let Putin know what for!!! Of course, Bobby fails to tell us how.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 10:09 am

    James, James, James!!!! ~~~ The issue is not about giving Putin a "what for". The issue is CEASE AND DESIST OUR SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES. (Psst! Vickie Newland, come home . . . NOW . . . Angela(EU) Merkel is tired of you)

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Phil, read Jindal's statement again. His issue is weak president/strong president with Obama being the weak president. Maybe in the future Jindal will give us another statement about subversive activities? Until then, his issue is weak president/strong president.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Ms. Nuland. Given who she is married to, I can only ask why she is in the Obama administration?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 11:49 am

    James, really? In your mind Bobby J. defines Ukraine? No. You are diverting .

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Phil, I cannot divert from Jindal's statement. Dee put it into evidence and it stands. If anyone is diverting from the evidence submitted to the court, it seems to be you in your pursuit of your agenda (whatever that might be). Try to focus on Jindal's statement. What it is, not what you want it to be.

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    "Conservative pundits love to bring up Bobby Jindal as someone who is very intelligent and full of fresh new ideas. ‘He is someone that can bring conservatism to the younger generations. He can help bring more diversity to the Republican Party and inject it with life.’ However, you don’t even have to scratch the surface to see that all he does is parrot the same old well-worn ‘ideas’ that the Republicans have been pushing forever. Jindal is really no different than the wacko birds he claims he wants to save the GOP from."

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    James, it is funny how you can define things your way and think that has to be it. Gov. Jindal was explaining both the history and current dangers of using the hopes of the provocative weakness of Obama's apparent current policy of appeasement to Putin. -----------He compares it to FDR's same policy and we know how that worked out.-----so here is some more of the article.------Sixty-nine years after the American president traveled to the Crimean peninsula to capitulate to a Russian strongman, Barack Obama’s weakness is pushing the United States to another generational conflict with Moscow. In exchange for some phony promises of future, multilateral cooperation, Franklin Roosevelt in 1945 sated Joseph Stalin’s appetite to expand the population of subjugates under Moscow’s thumb. Eastern European innocents would pay for that mistake in the cold, dark shadow of totalitarianism for nearly half a century. And Americans paid for it with a multibillion-dollar cold war that strained our budgets, dragged our economy, and posed an ever-present threat to the national psyche. Advertisement Roosevelt’s failure was to believe a land-grabber could be coaxed, instead of confronted, into submission. Of Stalin, he said, “I think that if I give him everything that I possibly can and ask nothing from him in return, noblesse oblige, he won’t try to annex anything and will work for a world of democracy and peace.” Sound familiar? President Obama’s performance in the current Crimean crisis bears all the marks of that same naïveté.--------- Obama seems to believe or, at a minimum, to hold out hope that multilateral shame can make a tyrant blush. Roosevelt, similarly, conceded Russian domination of Eastern Europe in exchange for Stalin’s agreement to become a member of the United Nations, where, Roosevelt presumably thought, Stalin would sit around the international family table and play nice.-----I don't believe that Putin will play nice.

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    oh bobbie! Clancy DuBos, a longtime columnist for the Gambit, a New Orleans weekly, recalls an old Louisiana lobbyist's characterization of the governor: "'If you cut that boy open from stem to stern, won't nothing bleed out but ambition'—that's what Bobby's all about."

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Dee, if we could only have strong Republican presidents. Why did Reagan have to die?

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    ADDED: And, oh, why did Mitt have to lose. He would have handled Putin.

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    CPAC Celebrates Free-Market Entrepreneurship With CEO Whose Company Was Built On Federally Backed Loans, http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/03/cpac-digging-entrepreneurship-panel-curves-gary-heavin

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Off for a while, but continue to tell me how strong and manly are Jindal and those fantasy Republican presidents who would have all the answers. Later.

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    On Piyush Jindal; changed his first name to bobby, from the brady bunch.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    James and Jody, I shan't bother. Your "discussions" lack a certain amount fact, seriousness and credibility. But please continue to believe that weakness and appeasement will prevent a tyrant from overrunning his neighbors. But hey, the world loves us! NOT!

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    everything posted is fact . prove me wrong.

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  • crackieMarch 10, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    One week, Obama is a Marxist dictator who rules the world and the next week he is a weak and timid mouse. They don't make any sense, and they are incoherent. It's right-wing propaganda to get ratings from their clueless old white Republican viewers, who just want to see people slam Obama, even if it's all lies and biased drivel.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 10, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    We have gone from .."Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall !"...TO...."Will Mr. Putin please take my call?"

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  • more tp's for rw'sMarch 10, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    RALPH PETERS (3/4/2014): Russia has a real leader. ... And our President just is... he's incapable and unwilling to lead. BILL O'REILLY (3/4/2014): In a way, you gotta hand it to Putin. He knows the West is weak. RUDY GIULIANI (3/3/2014): Putin decides what he wants to do, and he does it in half a day. ... He makes a decision, and he executes it, quickly. Then everybody reacts. That's what you call a leader. ERIC BOLLING (3/4/2014): Putin likes to hang out with his shirt off. Obama wears mom jeans. Putin tells the West, "If you mess with me, I'll kill you all." SARAH PALIN (3/3/2014): People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our President as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates. CHARLES PAYNE (3/4/2014): This is a guy that wrestles tigers while the President wears mom pants! SEAN HANNITY (3/5/2014): It's like they want Obama to seem weak to the Russian people, that they don't respect weakness. ... There you got Putin, big, strong, muscular, on a horse.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    Jody, oh yes when discussing appeasement and tyranny the fact that Gov. Jindal changed his name to Bobby in elementary school is a major issue and he is ambitious and Leftist don't like his ideas, well pardon me discuss whether FDR's appeasement to Stalin worked and whether appeasement to Putin will work. Gov. Jindal is an intelligent and successful Gov. One does not become a Rhodes Scholar without some gray matter. But, as with James, just keep repeating those Leftist talking points, discussing the issues is too dangerous.

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  • crackieMarch 10, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    "appeasing putin"? who exactly and how?

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    from Krauthammer----this seems like appeasement to me but then I think that negotiation from strength is a better position for a favorable outcome. ----(1) Upon coming into office, he initiated the famous "reset" to undo the "drift" in relations that had occurred during the George W. Bush years. But that drift was largely due to the freezing of relations Bush imposed after Russia's invasion of Georgia. Obama undid that pushback and wiped the slate clean — demanding nothing in return.----------- (2) Canceled missile-defense agreements with Poland and the Czech Republic. Without even consulting them. A huge concession to Putin's threats — while again asking nothing in return. And sending a message that, while Eastern Europe may think it achieved post-Cold War independence, in reality it remains in play, subject to Russian influence and interests.------------- (3) In 2012, Obama assured Dmitry Medvedev that he would be even more flexible with Putin on missile defense as soon as he got past the election.-------------- (4) The Syria debacle. Obama painted himself into a corner on chemical weapons — threatening to bomb and then backing down — and allowed Putin to rescue him with a promise to get rid of Syria's stockpiles. Obama hailed this as a great win-win, when both knew — or did Obama really not know? — that he had just conferred priceless legitimacy on Bashar Assad and made Russia the major regional arbiter for the first time in 40 years.------------------ (5) Obama keeps cutting defense spending. His latest budget will reduce it to 3 percent of GDP by 2016 and cut the Army to pre-Pearl Harbor size — just as Russia is rebuilding, as Iran is going nuclear and as China announces yet another 12-plus percent increase in military spending.------------Now you may think those actions show strength, I don't.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    Dee has commented his (yes, me) discussions lack a certain amount fact (sic), seriousness and credibility. Dee, shouldn't we let the readers decide absent personal attacks? P.S. If Bobby Jindal is a Rhodes Scholar, he has gray matter.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    Dee has suggested that appeasement will not prevent Putin from taking the Crimea. Dee is correct. The only thing that will prevent Putin from taking the Crimea is bomb strikes (tactical and strategic), the 82nd Airborne, and tactical nuclear weapons in the ready. Sadly, this would be taking the chance of Putin returning the favor. The tough BS talk from the Tea/Republicans will not prevent Putin from taking the Crimea, it will only provide them TV ads attacking our weak whimpy president.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    James, I thought I was allowed to determine if yours and Jody's remarks warranted more effort on my part. They don't. Commenting on the quality of your remarks is not a personal attack as compared to, oh say, calling you a racist or enemy of the State, or a 4th grader. And as far as I am aware the other readers will decide for themselves. They seem like a pretty independent group of people to me. And yes, Gov. Bobby Jindal is a Rhodes Scholar. You should read his biography. He has a great sense of humor and has accomplished a great deal in his life. But I digress, appeasement stops tyranny? I doubt it.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 10, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    Hello regular people (waving and smiling) I still hate the name of our temperary home....but I dont see any zombies lurking around. Okay--just needed to touch bases :) big white dog is doing the potty dance. Play nice with the sock puppets and trolls...sometimes I think they feel left out...I met someone last night that was surprized I was actually Fran Duchamp...lololol....i told them it was too hard to be anyone else--after being me for so long (wink.)

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    James,he has already taken the Crimea. The concern now is the Ukraine. So let us say he takes Ukraine, then Poland, how about Hungrary, Solvakia, do we ever say enough? Or do we just continue to wave our arms, blow our whistles and run in circles interrupted from time to time with a game of golf?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Dee, Poland is a member of NATO. Putin is smart enough to know that he can't "un-ring that bell". Pat Buchannan has argued that absorbing Poland and other elements of the former union into NATO was unnecessarily provocative to Russia. Ukraine is a buffer between Russia and NATO. Victoria Newland.s and the U.S. destabilization shenanigans in Kiev are over the line. For the EU to "adopt" Ukraine comes with a NATO commitment to Ukraine. ~~~ We have abandoned Iraq. We have abandoned Afghanistan. We have abandoned Egypt. We have abandoned Israel. We have abandoned Syria . . . all after destabilization refforts under various appealing names such as "Arab Spring". We are now reviled. And now we are an absolute joke in Putin's eyes. Obama has committed treason.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    . . . of the former Soviet Union . . .

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    FYI------"At the same time the US State Department is relaxing entry requirements to visa applicants with Islamist terrorist connections, and reassuring President Putin of Russia that any sanctions against travel to the US placed upon those responsible for Russia's invasion Ukraine will be limited to no more than a "few dozen" named individuals, it is dramatically increasing its rejection rate of Israelis seeking visas to visit the US. " per Thomas Rose

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 10, 2014 - 7:26 pm

    It is all about the money....Major shift: CA Democrats’ proposed platform plank calls for full legalization of pot - See more at: http://tiny.cc/xxcjcx <---do you suppose they read the wall--and figured how much money is being made....lolololol Grow Hemp--bring back boxes--eat steak...lololol remembenext big boom. fine wine--american strains of weed...and fine cooking--all in one place. Keep your ear to the market.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Dee, I don't believe I called you a racist as I have no memory of you saying racist things. I do believe the Tea Party is an enemy of the state. I did, and will, call you a 4th grader when your comments consist of giggling. Poland? I think Phil educated you on Poland. As for other states falling to Putin, you can look to the Tea/Republican pundits as to what actions the pundits will take if that happens. You can bet it will be a strong and manly response.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    James you did call me a racist on more than one occasion because that was the only reason that I, as a Tea Party member could possibly be against the policies of Dear Leader. As far as calling me a 4th grader, an enemy of the state, etc. it doesn't matter to me. I only mention it because you characterized a criticism of your and Jody's remarks as personal attacks. And biting my tongue, I will stop.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    James, ah, Tea Party/Republicans/Conservatives and pundits left or right are not the President, Dear Leader is there for three more years. But I understand your position. It can be captured in one Cold War statement ,"Better red than dead"

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    Dee, in James' comment where he asserts, "Phil educated you on Poland", he remains silent WRT my closing statement, "Obama has committed treason." I gather by his silence that he agrees with my indictment of Obama? ~~~ "Obama has committed treason."

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    Dee, I think you have me confused with someone else because it doesn't make sense to me that you would have to be a racist to be against the policies of the Dear Leader, as you call him. The Dear Leaders opponents can be against him for policy differences, racism not required.

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    rather thin skinned of you dee, nothing directed AT you, but about, jindal.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Phil, thanks.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    Better red than dead. Better dead than red. Choose your poison.

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  • jodyMarch 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    phil you should call mcclintock and have him start artciles of impeachment.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    jody, we blew that card when Monica . . .

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    Phil, of course he ignored it. If it is mentioned too often people might really consider it. Jody, no sense in trying when we have a Democrat Senate.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Jody, do you remember this? Which POTUS started the war on terror? . . . and when? "THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today I ordered our Armed Forces to strike at terrorist-related facilities in Afghanistan and Sudan because of the imminent threat they presented to our national security. ~~~ I want to speak with you about the objective of this action and why it was necessary. Our target was terror. Our mission was clear -- to strike at the network of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama bin Laden, perhaps the preeminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today. ~~~ The groups associated with him come from diverse places, but share a hatred for democracy, a fanatical glorification of violence, and a horrible distortion of their religion to justify the murder of innocents. They have made the United States their adversary precisely because of what we stand for and what we stand against. ~~~ A few months ago, and again this week, bin Laden publicly vowed to wage a terrorist war against America, saying -- and I quote -- "We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians. They're all targets. Their mission is murder and their history is bloody." ~~~ In recent years, they killed American, Belgian and Pakistani peacekeepers in Somalia. They plotted to assassinate the President of Egypt and the Pope. They planned to bomb six United States 747s over the Pacific. They bombed the Egyptian embassy in Pakistan. They gunned down German tourists in Egypt. ~~~ The most recent terrorist events are fresh in our memory. Two weeks ago, 12 Americans and nearly 300 Kenyans and Tanzanians lost their lives, and another 5,000 were wounded when our embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed. There is convincing information from our intelligence community that the bin Laden terrorist network was responsible for these bombings. Based on this information, we have high confidence that these bombings were planned, financed, and carried out by the organization bin Laden leads. ~~~ America has battled terrorism for many years. Where possible, we've used law enforcement and diplomatic tools to wage the fight. The long arm of American law has reached out around the world and brought to trial those guilty of attacks in New York and Virginia and in the Pacific. We have quietly disrupted terrorist groups and foiled their plots. We have isolated countries that practice terrorism. We've worked to build an international coalition against terror. ~~~ But there have been, and will be, times when law enforcement and diplomatic tools are simply not enough, when our very national security is challenged, and when we must take extraordinary steps to protect the safety of our citizens. With compelling evidence that the bin Laden network of terrorist groups was planning to mount further attacks against Americans and other freedom-loving people, I decided America must act. ~~~ And so, this morning, based on the unanimous recommendation of my national security team, I ordered our Armed Forces to take action to counter an immediate threat from the bin Laden network. Earlier today, the United States carried out simultaneous strikes against terrorist facilities and infrastructure in Afghanistan. Our forces targeted one of the most active terrorist bases in the world. It contained key elements of the bin Laden network's infrastructure and has served as a training camp for literally thousands of terrorists from around the globe. We have reason to believe that a gathering of key terrorist leaders was to take place there today, thus underscoring the urgency of our actions. ~~~ Our forces also attacked a factory in Sudan associated with the bin Laden network. The factory was involved in the production of materials for chemical weapons. ~~~ The United States does not take this action lightly. Afghanistan and Sudan have been warned for years to stop harboring and supporting these terrorist groups. But countries that persistently host terrorists have no right to be safe havens. ~~~ Let me express my gratitude to our intelligence and law enforcement agencies for their hard, good work. And let me express my pride in our Armed Forces who carried out this mission while making every possible effort to minimize the loss of innocent life. ~~~ I want you to understand, I want the world to understand, that our actions today were not aimed against Islam, the faith of hundreds of millions of good, peace-loving people all around the world, including the United States. No religion condones the murder of innocent men, women and children. But our actions were aimed at fanatics and killers who wrap murder in the cloak of righteousness; and in so doing, profane the great religion in whose name they claim to act. ~~~ My fellow Americans, our battle against terrorism did not begin with the bombing of our embassies in Africa; nor will it end with today's strike. It will require strength, courage and endurance. We will not yield to this threat. We will meet it, no matter how long it may take. This will be a long, ongoing struggle between freedom and fanaticism; between the rule of law and terrorism. We must be prepared to do all that we can for as long as we must. ~~~ America is and will remain a target of terrorists precisely because we are leaders; because we act to advance peace, democracy and basic human values; because we're the most open society on Earth; and because, as we have shown yet again, we take an uncompromising stand against terrorism. ~~~ But of this I am also sure. The risks from inaction to America and the world would be far greater than action, for that would embolden our enemies, leaving their ability and their willingness to strike us intact. In this case, we knew before our attack that these groups already had planned further actions against us and others. ~~~ I want to reiterate: The United States wants peace, not conflict. We want to lift lives around the world, not take them. We have worked for peace -- in Bosnia, in Northern Ireland, in Haiti, in the Middle East and elsewhere. But in this day, no campaign for peace can succeed without a determination to fight terrorism. Let our actions today send this message loud and clear: There are no expendable American targets. There will be no sanctuary for terrorists. We will defend our people, our interests and our values. We will help people of all faiths, in all parts of the world, who want to live free of fear and violence. We will persist and we will prevail. ~~~ Thank you. God bless you, and may God bless our country.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    Oh Phil, I didn't comment on your last sentence because it was a nutso statement. Treason indeed. And, what would you know of treason? Just another Republican wishing it were so, but not wanting to impeach.

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  • Dee#1March 10, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    James, my, my how you have changed. I will accept that because it is true that one opposes Dear Leaders' policies without any regard to race. And I'm glad you finally realize it.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:13 pm

    Dee, true, with a Democratic Senate he would not be impeached. But, for the sake of God, don't you want to attempt to impeach to make a statement to the world -- your dear Leader is guilty of treason!! And, Dee, don't act as though you are granting me a pardon for understanding that disagreement does not require racism. Good innuendo on your part and probably lost to most -- very crafty on your part.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 10:20 pm

    James, you characterize my last statement as "nutso" but still you expect poor Dee to winnow wheat from chaff. If my last statement is "nutso" then how could Dee possibly become "educated" from any of it?

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    Phil, easy. Your Poland was education. Your treason was nutso, and therefore not education.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 10, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    nuts for me . . . yet you feed your Missus baloney . . . hypocrite?

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    Phil, get real -- my wife hates baloney, or bologna if you wish. Taking humor for facts I see.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 11, 2014 - 9:18 am

    James, you sent your Missus out on a critical mission with a sack full of baloney sandwiches knowing full well that she HATES BALONEY???!!! James, that last effort only improved the state's storage by ~249,786 acre feet (1.2%). No wonder Victoria Toensing was crawling up your back side.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 11, 2014 - 9:37 am

    . . . yes, James, I do know that Ms. Toensing and hubby Joe are criminal DEFENSE lowyers . . . but it was YOU who let it slip that she gives you the heebie jeebies . . . somehow she might have deflected the spotlight onto you?

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    But for full disclosure, I like baloney, salami, bacon and all those nitrate things that are bad for me. My son always tell me that those things will kill me -- I told him I've made it to 76 with nitrates, so I have no plans to stop.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    There were three food things I dreamed about in Vietnam. Real milk, fresh soda crackers, and a baloney sandwich on white bread with Swiss cheese and mayo.

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  • James E.March 10, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    Well, another day of delightful political chat. Off to my hot chocolate. Tomorrow.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 8:23 am

    Fran, I wanted to be sure that you saw this ruling yesterday. According to my favorite attorney this could be a big deal in private property rights against the Federal government. We will just have to see.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 11, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Good morning Dee #1 what ruling? :)

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 9:49 am

    Sorry guys, I forgot the link.--------http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20140310/UPDATE/140310012/Court-ruling-land-dispute-could-threaten-bike-trails?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1-------------Here it is.I had a chien and chat disturbance that had to be settled.

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  • EvelynMarch 11, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Dee: Where can particulars be found?

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

    James,after five years of doing this I would think by now you would know I stand on principle but try to be pragmatic and pick my fights. That is a fight that would serve no purpose and eyes off the ball of very important issues like repealing Obamacare, spying on the citizenry , our Nation of laws becoming a Nation of men. That would just be a distraction that is not needed.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 11, 2014 - 10:08 am

    I had heard about this from some friends down south...has a nice ring to it "Are Oregon rails-to-trails projects derailed? Court rules that land should go back to owners" Pay attention Parks and trails :) thanks Dee#1 that made my day. Each drop fills that cup. YES!!!!!!!!! Read-decide--vote....you are being lied to El Dorado County. I am not no growth...I am for responsible-compatable growth honoring one of the last "rural" frontiers....of the wild wild west. Everyone have a great day ♥

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 11, 2014 - 10:09 am

    "The justices ruled that government easements for railroad beds over public and private land expired once the railroads went out of business and must revert to original owners. The decision throws a major question mark on the fate of rail-to-trail projects across the country." same link....I love this :)

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Fran, I thought you would.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 11, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Small groups decidng for the rest--not caring if the property belongs to someone or not <---great base for questions to the candidates :)

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Phil, the Victoria I was referring to is Victoria Nuland, whose husband is Robert Kagan (one of the two infamous Kagan brothers), a neoconservative who co-founded the Project for a New American Century. Given the husband, I wondered why Ms Nuland is a member of the current administration? A neoconservative mole to give "greetings" to the EU?

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 10:47 am

    My, my, the hypocrisy of the Leftist on full display.-------The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday sharply accused the CIA of violating federal law and undermining the constitutional principle of congressional oversight as she detailed publicly for the first time how the agency secretly removed documents from computers used by her panel to investigate a controversial interrogation program.------http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-cia-searched-intelligence-committee-computers/2014/03/11/982cbc2c-a923-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Evelyn,I hope you are looking for a new thread.

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  • EvelynMarch 11, 2014 - 10:56 am

    Dee: How about THIS one??!!!

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 10:54 am

    Dee, the leftists? The CIA consists (my opinion based on my association with them), of 98% Republican, 1% Independents, and 1% Democrats. Several of my old buddies in the company, firmly believing I'm a hard core Republican, send me stuff that would make Rush blush. It is not a liberal organization.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 11:57 am

    James, I am not sure but I believe the one complaining is Senator Feinstein who is a Leftist and is fine with the Administration collecting every key we much and telephone call we make. Why they would want I have no idea. The hypocrisy is in her complaining.

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 10:56 am

    ADDED: I'm glad I left them before they got into the torture business. War crimes have no statute of limitations.

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 11:07 am

    And, I'm not really up with the CIA/Congressional Committee flap, but think I read Committee Staff removed CIA documents without authorization, and now the CIA is checking their computers trying to find the documents. I could be wrong, but this is how I understand the flap.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Evelyn, it works for me.Seeing Wendy's perky smile every time I open it will make my heart sing.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    How about "punch" instead "much"?

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Dee, OK, I see your point. You know I've never believed that Di is a Democrat. Always thought of her as a Republican who had to run as a Democrat if she wanted to be elected in California.

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Can we sum this up. On one side we have perky Wendy with her award winning smile, and on the other side we have citizens that observed her being rude and abusive. Her public behavior not being consistent with her award winning smile. Pick your sides Placerville. I have.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    James, you cracked a joke! Thank you for the laugh. By the way the C.I.A. agents I was around were all arrogant and creepy. I much preferred the IRS and Security Service. Each agency has its culture because each agency has its mission.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    James, I think we should go with this thread. Every time we see her, it will remind us of the duplicity of politicians. Evelyn, let us know when and if we should change.

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Dee, yes, arrogant as in we know the secrets and you don't so we are superior.

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    Got me thinking of my CIA days -- I had my very own number, no, not 007 as that was taken. Mine was a four digit number that somehow had been reborn. When I was taking my physical/mental exam the doctor asked me why I had such a low number? I told him I had no idea -- it was assigned to me, and I had no idea why it might have been recycled. Just another CIA mystery never to be explained.

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  • Dee#1March 11, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    James, another joke. You are really rolling today.

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Dee, I like to keep it light. Most folks are too serious.

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  • EvelynMarch 11, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Everyone's having way too much fun today!!! ......................... ABOUT "the move": I propose waiting until we get to about 1,500. But if there are other suggestions, let's hear them. Mainly, we don't want to lose any of the gang when making the transition. Comments?

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  • James E.March 11, 2014 - 2:03 pm

    Evelyn, you tell us where, we will follow.

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  • EvelynMarch 11, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    . . . So far you, Dee, Phil & I are on board with THIS. Still need to hear from Fran, RJ and the others.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 11, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Suitcases packed...im in.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 11, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    My grandson walked in "starving'...BBL lololol the child needs a feed bag.

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  • crackieMarch 11, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    please let it bed that you people have found a different website to poisen.... james and even phil excepted

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  • crackieMarch 11, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    bed=be

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 11, 2014 - 10:14 pm

    UKRAINE: a primer - getting up to speed ~~~ LINK - John Batchelor Show - Stephen F. Cohen, NYU & Princeton prof Emeritus ~ Tues 3/11/14 Hr 2 (for the one or two . . . perhaps three on this site who might be interested in Ukraine)

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 9:24 am

    Sorry about using Comments Used as Chat Board. Phil tempted me. It takes way to long to load. Tom needs massive amounts of money to defeat a fellow Republican -- cash in a brown paper bag is welcomed.

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 9:26 am

    *** too

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 12, 2014 - 9:51 am

    "The federal government loses its control of land that's granted to railroad companies after the track has been abandoned, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court sided with a private landowner in Wyoming who is fighting efforts to convert disused tracks into a bike path near his house." http://tiny.cc/jqbmcx

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  • Dee#1March 12, 2014 - 9:55 am

    James, another Leftist in Republican clothing. Here are the reason's that Rep. McClintock will be receiving a donation today.------Moore just returned from D.C. three months ago which is indicative of a recruited candidate to eliminate a Tea Party Representative.-----Campaign manager Rob Stutzman who ran Lungren's and Schwarzenegger's campaigns-----He is a management consultant serving the U.S. Intelligence community.--------He is for "pragmatic" small government which means talk limited government while increasing the size and debt with proceeds going into his own consultant pockets.-------and he doesn't plan on campaign on issues but throwing mud at McClintock. -------but when he wins you bask in the warmth of knowledge that you are completely represented in government----golly gee, I am going to have start working harder.

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 10:17 am

    Dee, my hope is that Tom will be covered with mud. Our chance finally to get rid of this ideologue. Votes from Democrats, Independents, and disaffected Republicans will send him on his way. Better you should donate to the local animal shelter. Hmmm, did you ever find out what happened to the K9 fund at Markham. If they didn't make their fund objective, hopefully they provided the money to buy dog food for our other local K9 officer.

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  • jodyMarch 12, 2014 - 10:21 am

    timmy boy better start fundraising hard, better send him money dee. the GOP will not be backing him. they are backing Moore. I am a democrat and I will vote for Moore. ANYBODY BUT McCLINTOCK!!!

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  • jodyMarch 12, 2014 - 10:31 am

    of course i meant tommy boy

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Regarding the race in Florida, when Democrats fail to turn out, Democrats lose. Good lesson for 2014.

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Off to the doctor. Later.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 12, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Or, maybe Democrats did turn out, and just voted for the other guy......It's something we might see a lot more of later this year......

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 12, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    R.J., waiting for the Colonel to run off to the Dr. before entering the saloon is not going to win you the sheriff's star today.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 12, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Phil..... Since I only check in on the computer briefly once or twice each day, I can't be expected revolve my time around our dear Colonel's constant coming & going.........Besides, While ya gotta love James, It's the same ol thing everyday, tea/republicans this, carpetbagger that, blah, blah, blah....Throw in some hot chocolate and a Netflixs and call it a day...LOL..........

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  • EvelynMarch 12, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Huge Explosion In Harlem: Building Collapses, 5-Alarm Fire, Two Dead, At Least 20 Injured, More Than A Dozen Still Missing - HERE

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 12, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    question--if a nonprofit pays for a fundraiser for one candidate--shouldnt they pay for all the candidates running? the nonprofit is taking the publics money....just wondering.

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  • EvelynMarch 12, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Limits on Political Campaigning for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits - HERE: In order to maintain tax-exempt status, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations cannot engage in political campaigning. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status should be ever vigilant about this prohibition -- a violation could result in severe consequences. The federal tax law is very strict on the issue of political campaigning: A 501(c)(3) organization is absolutely forbidden to directly or indirectly participate in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Violation of this prohibition could lead the IRS to completely revoke your organization's tax-exempt status or impose excise taxes on your organization.

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  • Dee#1March 12, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    James, Markham raised $1000 towards the dog and gave it to the PD. They don't know if the dog has been purchased yet or not. A PR and a thank you to you should have been done however, this a public institution.

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Dee, it went to a good cause. Thanks for checking.

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    R.J., I'm sorry I cannot be on 24/7. Given my mission of countering the craziness of the radical right, I do try to be on as much as possible. But, at 11PM the call of hot chocolate always takes me away -- no contest.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 12, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    That OK James..........I know you always good about catching up with past posts when you get back home.....I think Phil gets a kick out of stirring the pot .....

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  • Dee#1March 12, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    James, you are welcome. I am awaiting a call from the PD also. I will let you know if I find out anything.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 12, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    Hey James.....After all of our conversations back & forth I've never met you in person, but always wanted to.......Anyway, I'm throwing a wild St. Patty’s Party this Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., at P.J.’s Roadhouse........The event is free courtesy of both my Motorcycle Club and P.J.'s Roadhouse....Live music, FREE corned beef and cabbage & hot dogs...(While supply lasts)....Be there or be square buddy.....If you want...I'll even arrange to have some hot chocolate on tap for you and the Mrs.

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    Has everyone taken the night off?

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  • James E.March 12, 2014 - 9:50 pm

    R.J., thanks for the invite but I must decline. Embarrassed to say but I took a serious header head first down my front steps. I can confirm that bricks are hard. Went to the doctor today, and while I didn't break anything (pure luck) I am going to be on limited duty several weeks. The only things that work without hurting are my fingers. I had a handrail installed a year ago on the front steps and told my wife it was for when we get old. I think I just got old.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 12, 2014 - 10:10 pm

    James, I wish you well. I hope you have learned your lesson. Stop feeding th' Missus baloney sandwiches. You confessed to knowing that she hates baloney. There is a 60% chance of rain March 20th. Does she like corned beef? Make her something she likes before she blackens your other eye . . . (fell down stairs . . . sure . . . harrrrr!)

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 13, 2014 - 6:27 am

    James.....Just take it "one step at a time".....Get well soon......

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  • Dee#1March 12, 2014 - 10:33 pm

    James, be careful! And recover soon. Mr.Fred is counting on it.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 12, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    James feel better soon. Please be careful...falls can --well change a life.

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  • EvelynMarch 13, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    James: I'm worried about you. Please raise your hand if you're OK.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    I met Mr. Weinberger (candidate for judge) last night--he is open for a town meeting at the center.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 13, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    Mr. Owens had a very nice meet and greet last night at fifty grand. He is also open for a town meet and greet.

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  • James E.March 13, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Evelyn, just arrived and slowly raising my hand. My fall didn't cause major damage, just bruises and lots of pain. I will get better. Tough to get into, turn over, and get out of bed. Painful. About three years ago I fell off a ladder. I had to sleep in a chair for a month. That time it was impossible to even get into bed. Moral of the story: Don't get on a ladder and don't trip over your own feet.

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  • EvelynMarch 13, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    James: I'm sorry you're in so much pain. Are you taking anything for it? I'm not big on medications -- take just about nothing, EVER -- but in a crisis, Ibuprophen is very helpful. Just shouldn't be taken for too long; causes liver damage. Whatever ... get well soon.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 13, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    James...I am so sorry you are in pain. I hope you feel better very soon. Pain just sucks.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 13, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    James, I'm not giving up on my theory of a thrashing by th' Missus.

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  • James E.March 13, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    Phil, early on in my marriage I told my wife that if she ever gave me a thrashin' I would take pictures of the bruises and use them in divorce court. Threat of legal action has subdued her over the years.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 13, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Well, if you say so, James . . . whatever . . . stay well . . .

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  • testMarch 14, 2014 - 7:42 am

    . . . or, Dave Ouza (The Mt Dem really should fix this glitch)

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  • testMarch 14, 2014 - 7:45 am

    . . . Dave Souz*

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 14, 2014 - 10:23 am

    Sock puppets are you playing with the posts...and blocking names is not very nice. You dont want to be known as trolls do you? Remember puppets...if you allow people the right to comment--somewhere in the comments will be the truth. It gives the other posters a way to say...wow--I didnt think of that. It is how I reseach. Please allow the original posts and all names to continue ...it is the right thing to do. People are paying attention...people are really looking into all of this mess. Well...think about it. Sometimes the original person will also change their comments...so it may not just be the sock puppets. Trolls <----- if its you....it wont work...people are more interested in what is not there...or what has disappeared. Everyone else...good morning ♥

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  • James E.March 14, 2014 - 10:36 am

    The House has now voted for the 52nd time to gut Obamacare. Glad to see they are being productive by engaging in useless votes (except to make their base happy).

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  • EvelynMarch 14, 2014 - 10:40 am

    James: Good to see you up and about. I hope the soreness is subsiding.

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  • Dee#1March 15, 2014 - 8:02 am

    First China, now Russian companies--------Hold on to your hats, the big bubble might be busting!------- http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ffea2660-ab9e-11e3-aad9-00144feab7de.html#ixzz2w2m6KCiP-------------- Russian companies are pulling billions out of western banks, fearful that any US sanctions over the Crimean crisis could lead to an asset freeze, according to bankers in Moscow. Sberbank and VTB, Russia’s giant partly state-owned banks, as well as industrial companies, such as energy group Lukoil, are among those repatriating cash from western lenders with operations in the US. VTB has also cancelled a planned US investor summit next month, according to bankers. The flight comes as last-ditch diplomatic talks between Russia’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state to resolve the tensions in Ukraine ended without an agreement.

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  • Dee#1March 15, 2014 - 8:13 am

    Today is the Ides of March-----read all about it.-------http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/beware-the-ides-of-march/

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 15, 2014 - 8:22 am

    Dee, you worrywart! Don'tcha know that Janet Yellen will reflate after the burst? QE1, 2,3 . . . . QEn . . . Piece of cake . . . economics for dummies.

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  • Dee#1March 15, 2014 - 8:35 am

    Phil, good morning-------Yes, I am afflicted with the ability to forecast what happens next. I see the the bed linen crowd are fanning the flames of class warfare and adding the spice of racism to it. Good work for a Saturday morning.

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  • EvelynMarch 15, 2014 - 8:44 am

    Dee: Precisely: Class warfare. Amazing how readily people buy the talking points. Brainwashing in 2 easy lessons, no money-back guarantee. And . . . BTW, good morning!

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  • Dee#1March 15, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Evelyn, good morning. Thank you for the link to Erasmus. He is one of my favorite humanist.

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  • EvelynMarch 15, 2014 - 9:17 am

    California Governor Sued Over Foreclosure Fund Diversion - HERE (It seems that at every level of gov't fund diversion is SOP.)

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  • James E.March 15, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Beward the Ides of March. So, Dee, you too? Ouch, that knife hurts.

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  • EvelynMarch 15, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Dee: How does it happen that you and I read some of the same stuff, you being on the loony right & me on the loony left?

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  • James E.March 15, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Evelyn, I think it means in the end you are both educated Americans.

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  • James E.March 15, 2014 - 9:30 am

    There will never be peace as greed trumps peace.

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  • EvelynMarch 15, 2014 - 9:37 am

    The Startling Accuracy of Referring to Politicians as 'Psychopaths' - HERE: Psychopathy is a psychological condition based on well-established diagnostic criteria, which include lack of remorse and empathy, a sense of grandiosity, superficial charm, conning and manipulative behavior, and refusal to take responsibility for one's actions, among others.

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  • Dee#1March 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Evelyn. Because neither one of us is looney and we look for the big picture not an infinitesimal fact to drive an agenda. We both have concerns about what is happening and would like rational discussion not constant talking points to garner votes.

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  • EvelynMarch 15, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Flight 370 Vanished Through 'Deliberate Action,' Malaysia's Leader Says - HERE ********* I have flown Malaysia Airlines -- incomparably wonderful service.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 15, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Can a nonprofit pick and chose what events it sponsers and insures...if it is using community donations to support it?

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 15, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    Can a nonprofit do anything it wants with the donations of a whole--if only a few know?

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 15, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    awwww....I have been accused of starting trouble up here again :( <---major sad face...lololol If people would not lie to the public...I wouldnt have to say anything.

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  • Dee#1March 15, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge, which God hath provided for all men, against force and violence." -John Locke

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 15, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    http://tiny.cc/2jlscx Rare Diamond Reveals Earth's Interior is All Wet "It's actually the confirmation that there is a very, very large amount of water that's trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth," said Graham Pearson, lead study author and a geochemist at the University of Alberta in Canada. The findings were published today (March 12) in the journal Nature."

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 15, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Great Story...Inventures: Local winery goes from Apple Hill to Hollywood http://tiny.cc/xatscx <-----ParaVi Vineyards and Winery. Thinking outside the box YES!!!!!!!

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  • Dee#1March 16, 2014 - 9:13 am

    It seems that the more the world elite demand a one world government the more the populace tries for sectionalist independence. -----------Voting begins Sunday on a referendum on whether Venice and its surrounding region should secede from the rest of Italy, in an attempt to restore its 1,000-year history as a sovereign republic. -------------

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  • Dee#1March 16, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Then there are the Scots------The 2015 general election will be thrown into turmoil if Scotland votes for independence in September’s referendum, according to government legal advice.-------------- An election is scheduled to be held on May 7 next year but by then Scotland could already be preparing to separate from the rest of the United Kingdom.---------------- The leading lawyer who wrote the Westminster government’s legal advice on Scottish independence is now warning that a “Yes” vote in the referendum would have major ramifications for the election, and could destabilise the next British government.-----------------------http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10700499/Scotland-vote-threatens-to-derail-2015-election.html

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  • Dee#1March 16, 2014 - 9:24 am

    Then there are the Quebeckers---------Canada is bracing for another fight with Quebec separatists.-------------- Premier Pauline Marois today called an election for April 7 as she met Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne to ask him to dissolve the provincial legislature. Polls show Marois’ separatist Parti Quebecois may have enough support to form its first majority government in more than a decade.--------------- “Today, I have summoned my ministers and we have taken the necessary steps to dissolve the National Assembly and call an election,” Marois said in televised remarks in Quebec City. “It’s now up to you, Quebeckers, to decide.”------------- http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/3/5/Separatist-battle-in-Canada-rekindled-with-Quebec-election.aspx

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 16, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Evelyn, this morning you posted a glyphosate article to a thread that has fallen off this "comments" list. Perhaps you might want to add this to your AM post. ~~~ LINK - Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka?

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  • Dee#1March 17, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Good morning, a little Hayek with breakfast-------In every country that has moved toward socialism, the phase of the development in which socialism becomes a determining influence on politics has been preceded for many years by a period during which socialist ideals governed the thinking of the more active intellectuals. In Germany this stage had been reached toward the end of the last century; in England and France, about the time of the first World War. To the casual observer it would seem as if the United States had reached this phase after World War II and that the attractio n of a planned and directed economic system is now as strong among the American intellectuals as it ever was among their German or English fellows. Experience suggests that, once this phase has been reached, it is merely a question of time until the views now held by the intellectuals become the governing force of politics.---------read the whole thing.--------http://library.mises.org/books/Friedrich%20A%20Hayek/Intellectuals%20and%20Socialism.pdf

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 17, 2014 - 7:51 am

    YES! Good morning, Dee. . . . . and in closing . . . "The main lesson which the true liberal must learn from the success of the socialists is that it was their courage to be Utopian which gained them the support of the intellectuals and therefore an influence on public opinion which is daily making possible what only recently seemed utterly remote. Those who have concerned themselves exclusively with what seemed practicable in the existing state of opinion have constantly found that even this had rapidly become politically impossible as the result of changes in a public opinion which they have done nothing to guide. Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds. But if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost. The intellectual revival of liberalism is already underway in many parts of the world. Will it be in time?"

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  • Dee#1March 17, 2014 - 8:57 am

    Hi Phil, you are aware that promoting Hayek is subversive, don't you?

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  • Dee#1March 17, 2014 - 10:26 am

    For St. Pat's day-------By Danièle Cybulskie In honour of the day, it seems fitting to throw out some interesting facts about St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint.--------- The most common belief about St. Paddy is, well, that he’s Irish. In actual fact – at least, as far as we can tell, relying especially on his Confessions – Patrick was a fifth-century Briton who was captured by an Irish raiding party when he was about sixteen years old, and brought back to Ireland to become a slave. The hardship he endured at the hands of the pagan Irish brought him closer to God, and he became a fervent Christian, praying constantly. Patrick spent six years in slavery before making his escape back to mainland Britain, with the helpful aid of some visions and miracles.------------- Patrick was only in Britain for a few years before he was visited by a vision that depicted the Irish asking him to come back to them. He made his way back to Ireland, and suffered more hardship, this time as part of his mission to convert the Irish to Christianity. His efforts were far-reaching and successful, by his own account, and he estimated that he had baptized thousands despite risking imprisonment and death. Patrick spent the rest of his life – more than thirty years, according to his reckoning – in his endeavours, although (ironically, considering how synonymous he has become with Ireland) he frequently wished to leave, staying only out of fear that his missionary work would be undone. While he didn’t actually drive snakes out of Ireland, it’s likely the legend comes from the fervour with which Patrick drove “the snake” (as in the one in Genesis) out, freeing Ireland from what he perceived as the influence of Satan.--------http://www.medievalists.net/2014/03/17/st-patricks-irish-pride/

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 17, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Thanks, Dee. But you seem to have left out his recipe for corned beef.

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  • Dee#1March 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

    Phil, Put in pot, cover with water, sprinkle with spices if so inclined and simmer until tender.---O.k.? Happy sent St. Pats Day!

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  • Dee#1March 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Delete sent

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 17, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Dee.......For the best corned-beef and cabbage ever just replace the water with apple juice......Then, after simmered to perfection brush with a homemade brown sugar-mustard sauce.....

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 17, 2014 - 11:53 am

    R.J. - You have my attention. Do you have any recommendation of brand of apple juice? Ratio brown sugar to mustard (yellow, brown, guldens?)

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Phil....The cheapest apple juice will do.....I use a guldens brown mustard and brown sugar......Just mix the two together into a glaze.....Some people like it more on the mustard side, some on the sugar side....Make to your own taste..

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  • Dee#1March 17, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    R.J., now you are making it too delicious and therefore not acceptable to the food police. Yummmmm!

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 17, 2014 - 7:18 pm

    My day: What do you mean you dont vote...what? You seriously dont vote because you dont want to do jury duty. Really --you dont vote-the reason nothing changes--IS BECAUSE YOU DONT VOTE. I understand--your religion doesnt vote and I honor that. No--no one is going to use your name on anything-no--who told you bad men were going to know you signed this? What a day. But there are a few--who not only know the issues...they were happy to sign the petitions. Thank you everyone for your time....next week Im coming full force:) This week-- it is where I can fit in the time. Remember when it was an honor to do Jury duty? <---three people said they dont register to vote--because they got tired of being called to jury duty....people are interesting.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

    North Dakota wants you: New campaign seeks to fill 20,000 jobs http://tiny.cc/vudzcx

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  • EvelynMarch 19, 2014 - 11:55 am

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a Hoax - HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 19, 2014 - 11:56 am

    James?????????

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  • Dee#1March 19, 2014 - 11:58 am

    Garon, is James o.k.? We are beginning to worry.

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  • Dee#1March 19, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Evelyn, thanks for the link. I glanced at it and will read more thoroughly when I have time.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

    No one knows James personally? I hope he is okay. BBL

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Fran, Dee, Phil and all the rest.......I know you guys have been kinda concerned about Jame's recent absence so I have good news to report......I happen to be going by James house, saw him in the front yard and stopped to say hi.......The only reason he has been around lately is still sore from his fall.....Other than that he's doing just fine and said he'll be back soon......

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 19, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    ***not been

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  • James E.March 19, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    OK, I'm alive. R.J. ran me down and it wasn't me nude at the Home Depot after all. So, I take it my liberal views have been missed? Here's a couple of items: Dana Perino, on Fox's Five, was greatly miffed when Bob Beckel would not get down in the mud with her over the Crimea. She said that President Obama has failed to show strong leadership on the Crimea issue. Beckel said we wouldn't be taking the Crimea back and asked Dana what would Condi Rice do to get the Crimea back. Dana's reaction to that was to look into the camera with smoke coming out of her ears. A look into the camera with no answer as she only wanted to argue. Second item: Phil Jensen, a South Dakota Republican has said that bakeries should be able to turn away Blacks because of the owner's religious beliefs. Gays, and now Blacks and soon dogs and soldiers/sailors/Marines/luft waffen. My back is hurting so I will again fade into the mist.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 19, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    James, congratulations on your escape from Home Depot. Are they closing in on the guy who spread the crazy glue on the toilet seat? BTW - I would have appreciated a simple THANK YOU for the can of Beanee Weenies. Did you lose your p38? Praise God for pop top cans. Who gave you the spoon?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 19, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    . . . seriously, James, it's good that you are "well" - While you are taking it easy give a listen to this ------->LINK - John Batchelor show - discussion with on Ukraine - Stephen F. Cohen, NYU & Princeton prof Emeritus ; author: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, & The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin - Tues 3/18/14 Hr 2

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  • Dee#1March 19, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Thank you R.J.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Gym tells woman to cover up because her ‘toned body’ intimidated others <---this is happening all over...people complaining about "what they dont like." http://tiny.cc/alszcx

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    I was shown the Chambers (PAC) new ad today--gotta say--you guys are making it easier for me:) thanks.

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  • James E.March 19, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Phil, I still have my little GI can opener. It's up in the middle drawer of my desk. And, I don't want to debate the Ukraine or the Crimea -- boring, as there is nothing we can do about it at the local level. As for my being well, I'm walking very slowly and still an agony to get into and out of bed, as every time I do it pulls that chest muscle again. May take a month. Dee, I don't hate Sarah -- more amused over her making a great living by being Sarah Palin. Note that she will make sounds about running for president again until her coffers are full and then she will then drop out. She will run every four years into the far future. A grifter and Tea Party hero. I don't hate grifters, just amused that they get away with it.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 19, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    James, I did not offer you a debate on the Ukraine. I offered you 40 minutes of thoughtful and illuminating discussion between two people who are more informed and I suspect substantially more intelligent than either you or I. Take it or leave it. You are not invited to debate either participant. . . . horse to water . . .

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 19, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    James is back folks...James is back!!....

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  • James E.March 19, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Those two may be more informed, but don't downplay your intelligence.

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  • James E.March 19, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    That directed to Phil.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Welcome back james :) Im glad you are feeling better.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    Phil...although you have wore out my hands I still like you. Everyone else Good night :)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    sorry worn out

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 19, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    Beijing (AFP) - A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a "luxury pet" fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Qianjiang Evening News reported. http://tiny.cc/683zcx photo is fun. developers--lots of money...

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  • Dee#1March 19, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    Inroads are being made slowly but surely-------BERKELEY, Calif. — "Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience after railing against government surveillance and warning the students: “Your right to privacy is under assault.”"------oh, in case you don't know Rand Paul is a Tea Party Libertarian Republican.

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  • James E.March 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    Dee, I know who he is. The 2016 Tea Party nominee. We haven't had an expectation of privacy for a long, long time. Tap your phone, bug your home or business, read your mail, check your bank and IRS records, go through your garbage, etc., etc., and this was 40 years ago. Now, of course, it's high tech and more obvious.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 8:56 am

    Good Morning----Express Employment Professionals today released the results of a survey asking employers about the impact a minimum wage hike will have on their businesses. --------------- If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, as President Obama has proposed, 38 percent of employers who currently pay employees minimum wage say that they would have to let some employees go to cover the cost. Among the same group, 54 percent say they would reduce hiring, and 65 percent say they would raise prices on their goods and services. ------------- “There’s been a lot of debate and speculation about the impact of a minimum wage increase on job creation,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “At Express, we decided to go directly to the employers who make those decisions to find out what a minimum wage increase to $10.10 would mean for them specifically and for the economy in general. -------- “As with any such policy change, there are upsides and downsides. But based on this survey, there’s no denying that raising the minimum wage will result in layoffs, reduced hiring, and higher prices at a large chunk of American companies. How severe will those effects be? That remains to be seen, but policymakers will certainly want to be mindful of this reality as they legislate.” ---------------- http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11680598.htm

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 20, 2014 - 9:08 am

    Each day the mystery of missing Airliner continues to snowball .....Eeverybody has their own theory of ranging from it being at the bottom of the Ocean, to a UFO abduction......Most say it's in the Indian Ocean.....After hearing all the facts (Not assumptions) I think there's a real possibility it might be on an abandoned runway in Pakistan already loaded with high-explosive and ready for takeoff........Not good........

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  • EvelynMarch 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

    R.J.: I hate to say it, but you may be right. (Nothing personal!)

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 20, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Must excuse my spelling ....I haven't had my coffee yet....

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  • EvelynMarch 20, 2014 - 9:29 am

    RJ: You are VERY naughty. (1) Fran, having patented the "coffee excuse", has exclusive rights. (2) Not originally spotting your spelling lapse, I have been forced to go on the hunt. Too many Ezzzzzzzzzzz.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 9:12 am

    Well James, you may know who he is but from the postings by others, they think that only Sarah Palin Is a Tea Party person. Of course, they are very happy in lack of knowledge and I should just leave them alone to sprout names and show their fear.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 9:16 am

    R.J., you can't believe that! Why we know that the whole Mid-East is made up of gentle, peace loving people. My only question is, who is the target?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 20, 2014 - 9:17 am

    R.J, - REALLY??? ~~~ LINK - Thursday, March 20 - The First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) - Merry Minuet2014

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Dee, here is what I don't understand. If an employer says if the minimum wage is raised I will have to let employees go -- assuming he is continuing in business this means he had excess employees. What business carries excess employees? I think what the employer is really saying is that if the minimum wage is raised, the added labor cost will come out of my profits. Rather than being upfront, the employer goes with the fear message. And, reference Paul's appearance at UC Berkeley, it was safe for him to speak about the NSA, as college students don't want anyone to hear their conversations on their cells. The reception would have been different had he presented the Tea Party position on abortion, guns, and gay rights. During my decades in the Army, I never cared who was president. Democrat, Republican, mattered not to me. So If Paul becomes president, I will simply watch the new Tea Party golden age (where all will be perfect). At last, political perfection. Not.

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 9:31 am

    R.J., I'm voting for two miles down in the ocean. If it is on a Paki runway, where might the flying bomb hit? Not New York City or Placerville, unless it could maintain 50 foot altitude all the way to the target. Any higher and Air Traffic Control would pick it up and fighters would go up to intercept. I think the ocean wins, but a flying bomb would be interesting.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 20, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Phil sometimes I think an A-Bomb going off in my front yard is less frighting than how fast you were able to post that obscure U-tube clip of an unknown 1960's folk group named Bud & Travis ......Both really scary stuff..........

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 20, 2014 - 9:35 am

    RJ Are you socially ganging up to ban me from the wall? I am hurt...lolololol You are being naugty..it is okay--I believe in revenge...lololol (I dont ride horses...so im going to gallop away on my broom....)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 20, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Phil is fast...im jealous. And in most cases--he is even accurate. :) (batting big blue eyes.)

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 20, 2014 - 10:46 am

    LINK - Back atcha, Fran!

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 20, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Fran....Soo not true.......Remember, I was the guy who went out and found James for you when you when he went MIA and you were all worried about him....I should get a reward....LOL.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 20, 2014 - 11:18 am

    Okay RJ...I am sorry. I owe you big virtual hugs ♥ for finding James. Thank you.

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Dee, I see that the UC Berkeley event was organized by the campus Republican club. So, it may have been a majority conservative audience and not a liberal one.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 10:13 am

    James, the very fact that he was able to speak is a win. The fact the the Leftist thugs did not interrupt the speech or throw a pie in his face is a win. Here is the speech in its entirety, not just sound bites. You might find it interesting.------http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/03/20/Watch-Rand-Pauls-Entire-Speech-at-UC-Berkeley

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Dee, you are correct -- Paul is making an effort to speak to the young voter. Not sure if his message will work, but at least he is making the effort. And, while his audience may have been predominately Republican, he was treated with respect when he arrived and departed UC Berkeley.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 20, 2014 - 11:24 am

    wow...I come back and everyone is being so nice...RJ...Phil..wheres the catch? You guys didnt already move me somewhere else did you....lolololol I left to hand out tcikets...say hello to people--I have been almost banned from senior lunches. someone keep calling and saying they dont want me to give out flyers , tickets and information about what is going on in town. some seniors dont have comps. it is okay--I have told all my favorite seniors...and they will spread what is going on in town for me. by the time im a senior--I may be banned form everything :)

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 20, 2014 - 11:25 am

    James....Your right...If that is the case, and the plane is going to be used as a flying bomb I don't believe there's any way it would last long over U.S. airspace .....It would be shot down in minutes....On the other hand, despite it's missile defenses because of its geography,Tel Aviv, Israel might make a very soft target.......

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 20, 2014 - 11:28 am

    I think people get mad--because people like me. I think people like me--because I honestly like people...and I dont need anything from them. Why do people feel that Im such a threat? They must have not had many people in their lives who didnt want their toys...shrugging shoulders <----becuase of all my body movement--it is the one thing left that doesnt hurt...lolololol

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 20, 2014 - 11:29 am

    Have fun....BBL

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost. You can still call him vile names. Elbert Hubbard

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    The [left] has lost faith in the substance of their case and has begun resorting to name-calling. Tom Pilla

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  • MorrisMarch 20, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    Uh mmm...Dee1, don't mean to stir the pot or anything....but have you read any of Cookies stuff over the past oh say... Entire life?? Just sayin an all....

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Morris, if the shoe fits, wear it. These fearful Leftist , as well as Cookie, can say what they choose. However, I am allowed to respond.

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  • MorrisMarch 20, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    D1: I'm well aware of my capacity to deliver a zinger or two. I am - and remain - human. The key difference here being that the majority of postings from Cookie and Co contain some form of direct attempt at insult or show zero respect for elected officials. Huge difference actually. Quite telling.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Morris, as I am sure you aware, when people call names it stems from low self esteem, fear and lack of facts. And I will add frustration. People call me names all the time on this thread. That is the way it is but they should be aware that it only shows their weakness.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    And this is for you who have been calls names and have trouble coping with the pain.--------Someone call you a name? Whenever you hear such a name directed your way, thoughts along the lines of, "The name-caller is feeling weak right now" will help to prevent a possible hurt for you. Another useful self-thought is, "Whatever people say about me says nothing about me but a lot about them." We would be happier, feel more self-esteem and change the world dramatically if we all thought the following, "If I get upset by someone calling me a name, then I have given away my power and I need to make a different choice."----http://www.psychologyhelp.com/thnk86.htm--------PS Morris, Cookie hasn't called me name, oh for the last month or two.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 20, 2014 - 5:13 pm

    Dee I had an early dinner. Your - 4:50 pm made me lose it. . . . but . . . happy, happy, happy . . . I get to eat again! . . . I think I'm finally getting it . . . that . . . bulimic thing . . . not so bad . . .

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    Phil, I am so sorry. But I just love taunting the fearful Leftist.

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  • MorrisMarch 20, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    Perhaps then D1 you might be able to reach Cookie and help in her transition back into the mainstream. An honorable task Dee1; an honorable task. God speed.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 20, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Morris, I argue from an ecology/diversity standpoint that it is unwise to attempt to disallow a person from being. After all would you argue that eagles ought to be changed to buzzards, humming birds to crows, donkeys to delta smelt? Of course not! Cookie is an endangered species in and every respect deserves respect deserves protection as do cougars, eagles, smelt and mule eared mullein and gabbro soil weeds.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 20, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    D - I - V - E - R - S - I - T - Y ~~~ Moe, diversity. A healthy Political Ecology requires the diversity of Cookies

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Thank you Morris.

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  • robertdnollMarch 20, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    speaking of respect,people who have been spared the threat of polio because of immunization but refuse to immunize their chiwawas and jeopardize wildlife,children and their families

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    Noll, my Chihuahuas have all their shots. Kept current at all times.

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Seems to be lots of anger tonight.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 10:17 pm

    James, I admit it. I goaded your leftist pals too much. Maybe you can make them see that they won't change me or my goal no matter what cute insults they try. After all, you haven't been able to after five or is it six years.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 10:31 pm

    FYI--News that should hit better than page 17.-------The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $504 million tax-cut plan. The chamber approved the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 61 to 35. The Senate passed it earlier this month. Assembly approval sends the bill on to Mr. Walker for his signature. The governor wants to use a portion of the state’s projected $977 million surplus to pay for cuts in property and income taxes. He introduced a bill in January that would send $406 million to technical colleges to reduce their property tax hit and cut income taxes by $98 million by reducing the lowest bracket to 4 percent from 4.4 percent. The end result would be a $131 reduction a median home’s tax bill this December and $46 in annual income tax savings for the average worker.------http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/us/wisconsin-assembly-passes-governors-tax-cut-plan.html?_r=1--------We should be so lucky! Oh we can't. we live in the Leftist state of California, where the Democrats tax and rule.----------

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Dee, not sure of the number of years, but yes you will not change. You are a dedicated member of the Tea Party.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Good night folks, pleasant dreams--------Express Employment Professionals, the national largest privately held staffing firm, issued this press release yesterday: -------------------------------- Express Employment Professionals today released the results of a survey asking employers about the impact a minimum wage hike will have on their businesses.---------------- If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, as President Obama has proposed, 38 percent of employers who currently pay employees minimum wage say that they would have to let some employees go to cover the cost. Among the same group, 54 percent say they would reduce hiring, and 65 percent say they would raise prices on their goods and services.--------------- “There’s been a lot of debate and speculation about the impact of a minimum wage increase on job creation,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “At Express, we decided to go directly to the employers who make those decisions to find out what a minimum wage increase to $10.10 would mean for them specifically and for the economy in general. -------------------------------- “As with any such policy change, there are upsides and downsides. But based on this survey, there’s no denying that raising the minimum wage will result in layoffs, reduced hiring, and higher prices at a large chunk of American companies. How severe will those effects be? That remains to be seen, but policymakers will certainly want to be mindful of this reality as they legislate.”-----------------------http://www.aei-ideas.org/2014/03/whod-a-thunk-it-demand-curves-really-do-slope-downward/

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    A zealot who will not bend.

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  • James E.March 20, 2014 - 10:49 pm

    Hmmm, why would the Tea Party be against raising the minimum wage? Dee fears an increase.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 20, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    James, why do you say, " Dee fears an increase"? If Dee had discussed with you a few days ago the subject of using caution on stairs would you have considered Dee fearful of stairs? Or would you simply have accepted and thanked Dee for her cautionary advisement?

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    Good night James. I am sure that tomorrow will see more pleasant insults from the fearful Leftists and more small progress of the Tea Party/Conservatives. One small step at a time. Drip, drip, drip to success.The pendulum swinging from left to the right.

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  • Dee#1March 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    James, I do not fear a minimum wage increase. I am concerned about the young people who want to climb the ladder of success who will have that first, second rung ripped away from them. The small businesses that will have to choose between fewer workers, higher prices and in some instances going out of business. The owners who will not have enough flexibility to take chances on unproven applicants or new ideas because of the increased cost not only of the hourly wage but the increase in Social Security, Workman's Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, not only for the minimum wage worker but for all of their workers who will require percentage increases in wages to maintain the differences that their skill levels require. Mandated minimum wage reduces the employers opportunity to expand and experiment, to take a chance on the unproven laborer, hence it reduces the unskilled laborers' opportunity to obtain employment. This hits particularly hard in the inner city and other depressed areas. Wishful thinking does not change these realities.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 8:32 am

    Phil, Dee is not fearful of brick stairs, I am fearful of brick stairs. Dee, again, if the employer has to cut employees because of a rise in the minimum wage then he had excess employees to begin with -- what employer carries excess employees? Why would he do that, to be a nice guy? But, you are correct on one thing. The employer is not going to take it out of his profits, but rather will raise prices to cover the increase. So, instead of paying for $4.50 for a burger, I will be paying $4.75. Dee, you say that people you disagree with are in a state of fear. I say you fear an increase in the minimum wage. Are you a business owner with excess employees?

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 9:27 am

    James, here are some quotes from the WSJ. Of course the business owners are just lying but somehow I believe their scenario. You don't, so be it. -------"About two-thirds of employers paying the minimum wage said they would raise prices for goods or services in response to an increase, the survey by Express Employment Professionals found. About 54% of minimum-wage employers would reduce hiring if the federally mandated rate increased by $2.85 per hour. A smaller share—38% — said they would lay off employees if the wage increase favored by President Barack Obama becomes law."

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Dee, I accept the price increases for their products if/when the minimum wage is increased. For the employers who say they will have to lay workers off (you know, those excess workers they carry that cut into their profits ???), I say they are packing sand. Not that the WSJ would print articles supporting those employers who carry excess workers that they could cut if the minimum wage goes up. Dee, it is illogical -- business don't carry excess workers. Businesses fine tune their labor staffs. No more, no less than are needed.

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 9:36 am

    Regarding the CBO's report.------"The Congressional Budget Office also agrees with this assessment, saying that if a plan for implementing a $10.10 Federal minimum wage in 2016 were to occur then they estimate about half a million jobs would be lost by the end of the year. There’s also a 70 percent chance that the increase in the unemployed would be as high as one million, which would raise the unemployment rate by a large amount"

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 9:41 am

    What does Bill Gates have to say about the minimum wage------Gates addressed the minimum wage issue last week at an American Enterprise Institute symposium (see embed below): -------------------- When people say we should raise the minimum wage, I think … I know some economists would disagree, but I think boy, I worry about what that does to job creation. The idea that through the Earned Income Tax Credit, you’d end up with a minimum wage that you’d receive — that, I understand better than potentially damping demand in the part of the labor spectrum that I’m most worried about.” ------------------------- In a recent appearance on MNSBC, Gates also sounded a cautionary note on hiking the minimum wage:----------- Well, jobs are a great thing. You have to be a bit careful that if you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution. You’re going to go buying machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. But, if you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off…”-------James I think these know about this particular subject then you.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 9:47 am

    Dee, yes, 500,000 to 1 Million excess jobs that employers (nice guys) are currently carrying. As for Bill Gates, given that all I know about my iMac is how to turn it on and turn it off, I concede he knows more about computers than I do. I wonder though how many excess workers in his company? Such a smart man would have none.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Wait, Bill at a AEI conference? What's going on there?

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 9:52 am

    ADDED: And, as for job automation, that is going to happen no matter the minimum wage. Businesses are always looking for ways to get the job done with minimum workers. Robots are coming.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 21, 2014 - 10:22 am

    James is king. As king James is asked to pick a minimum wage. James' choices come in increments of $5 . . . 10 - 15 - 20 - 25 - 30 - 35 - 40 - 45 - 50 I think that King James will choose $50/hr because . . . uh . . . well . . . hell, $50.00 per hour! yippee!!!

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Does anyone know how safe laminated wood beams are in multistory buildings? I read that the government wants to replace steel structure in buildings for cleaner air and to re-establish the timber industry but the article I read started talking about termites and toxic fumes from fire. So does anyone have a link that can explain all issues rationally? Thanks

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Dee, I'll be off for a while, but I'll be back.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 21, 2014 - 10:25 am

    James has been "off" for a loooooooooooong time. I doubt he'll EVER be back.

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  • jodyMarch 21, 2014 - 10:22 am

    The way Republicans have been talking about abolishing the minimum wage, you would think they’ve always been against it, right? Wrong. 82 House Republicans and 39 Senate Republicans joined the Democratic majority in passing the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. President Bush signed the bill into law. It is only now that President Obama stands with the American workers that Republicans oppose the minimum wage on behalf of their corporate masters. If Republicans were so against the minimum wage, they would not have voted to raise it. Three times."

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 21, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Dee #1 somewhere to strat....Cross Laminated Timber Taking wood buildings to the next level October 2013 http://tiny.cc/y702cx

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 21, 2014 - 10:27 am

    lololol "start"....sorry Dee

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 21, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Phil....Soo true, yet you begin to miss the Col. if he's gone too long......

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 21, 2014 - 11:52 am

    I suppose so, R.J. BTW - You've met the man. Can you pick him out of this line-up? ~~~ LINK - Pictures of Colonel James

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 21, 2014 - 11:58 am

    LINK - R.J., is this the one?

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  • observerMarch 21, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Phil Veerkamp has been "off" forever.

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Fran, thank you for the link.

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Hooray for government regulation-------On one hand, federal law generally prohibits employers from asking employees or job applicants if they are disabled. This is what an employer visiting the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s current homepage will read: ----------------- “The law places strict limits on employers when it comes to asking job applicants to answer medical questions, take a medical exam, or identify a disability. For example, an employer may not ask a job applicant to answer medical questions or take a medical exam before extending a job offer. An employer also may not ask job applicants if they have a disability (or about the nature of an obvious disability).” --------- That appears clear enough. ------------- On the other hand, however, new federal regulations taking effect next week require employers with federal contracts – accounting for approximately one-quarter of the entire national workforce – to ask employees or job applicants if they’re disabled. Those employers must also certify that at least 7% of their workforce is disabled. Employers failing to establish at least a 7% disabled workforce, or prove to the satisfaction of bureaucrats that they’re engaging in affirmative action to achieve that threshold, will suddenly be subject to penalties and loss of contracts. --------http://cfif.org/v/mobile/#commentaryPost:2134

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 11:49 am

    R.J., Phil gets needy when I'm gone. He doesn't like my liberal leanings but he does love my literary style, enjoys my comments, and he gets homesick for me. I think Dee too.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Phil, I think that's me shaking hands with J.F.K. -- back when I had hair. The photo of the guy with hair is not me, as that is not exactly a military haircut (or lack thereof). But, truth be told you do get needy when I go off to watch Brit detective shows. I found one with 37 episodes (each 1 hour, 30 minutes), so be kind when I'm gone.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 21, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Phil....Thanks loads....I just spit coffee all over my computer monitor.....That's funny stuff!!!!!!!!.....Actually, I had never met the Col. before the other day and only talked to him for a couple minutes.....It's was pure coincidence and I still couldn't pick James out of a crowd.....A year or so ago there was some conversation about Fred (James dog) and James said that Fred could be seen on his wife's Facebook....I recognized the Longhofer's front porch from the pictures....Must have driven by it a hundred times.....I still, wasn't completely positive so I just stopped and yelled "Colonel"!!! at the guy in the front yard.....Low & behold it was him.......Small town!!.......But, I could have got shot.... .

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Phil, I'll describe myself. In the old days a thin rugged handsome dog with a full head of hair. Now, minimal hair (some would say really bald), and overweight. Probably still handsome to old women. Hard to say. But, don't want to know actually. I could never figure out a guy with multiple girlfriends -- how did they find the time? More than I could handle in the old days.

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    James, per Placerville P.D., everything is in place for our new police dog. They have identified the new K-9 officer. Right they are working on the scheduling for the Officer's training. The bureaucratic maze is continuing.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Dee, I didn't realize they had enough to buy the dog? Did Markham go over the top?

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Have they named the dog? I suggest K9 Officer Fred. "Officer Fred, chase that suspect, get your teeth into his leg, and hold ON."

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  • Dee#1March 21, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    James, they didn't mention the names. Usually they have have name contest to raise money for further expenses. But I don't know what they plan. Yes, Markham's goal was $500, the end result was $1000. Apparently some others stepped up so that are able to get him.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    Dee, well, it is good news there will be a K9 Officer Fred. They are a great aid to law enforcement. Most suspects cannot outrun them.

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    I see in the news where three seniors were involved in a fight in an early bird buffet when one tried to jump the line. Seniors are serious in their buffet dining. One senior was arrested (think the one who was trying to jump the line -- justice).

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  • James E.March 21, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    OK, I'm off to AcornTV.com for viewing Brit detective show. Later.

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  • Dee#1March 22, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Good morning everyone------http://eaglerising.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AFBranco21.jpg

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  • EvelynMarch 22, 2014 - 10:22 am

    "Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff'" - HERE (Nice photos!)

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 22, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Evelyn, if it is true that, ” the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' “ then the “B” word comes into play. . . . and . . . . that makes Michelle a . . .

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  • EvelynMarch 22, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    . . . daughter of a blue nose dolphin?

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  • Dee#1March 22, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Here is a nice listing of the taxes that are being collected for Obamacare.-------WASHINGTON, DC -- Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses. Arranged by their respective sizes according to CBO scores, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare, their effective dates, and where to find them in the bill. --------------------__ Read more: http://www.atr.org/full-list-obamacare-tax-hikes-listed-a7010#ixzz2wiP3XVsu

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  • jodyMarch 22, 2014 - 11:22 am

    a Bloomberg News poll "found that 93 percent of Tea Party Republicans believe the federal budget deficit is growing, even while it is rapidly shrinking."

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  • crackieMarch 22, 2014 - 11:58 am

    yeah good ole grover norquist. a real leader if there ever wasn't one

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 22, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    Kevin Brown and Gheri (candidates for dist 5) were able to come to the Annie performance last night. All of the candidates are so busy--so I am thankful when someone can make it. Piper was able to attend the baseball try outs. From someone who cares about the future of the children-thanks...children are the heart of any space. Most people want to provide for the next generation...while honoring this one. I know many seniors that work as volunteers for our young. "It takes a village to raise a child"--and I think up here, we try really hard at that concept.

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  • James E.March 22, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    If President Obama supported puppies and rainbows, Tea/Republicans would be against puppies and rainbows. All in accord with the Tea/Republican January 2009 agreement to be against everything the president supports. It's called good government (according to them).

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  • Dee#1March 22, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    POSTED ON MARCH 22, 2014 BY STEVEN HAYWARD THE WEEK IN PICTURES: TIME FOR A RESET EDITION Say, if Valdy Putin has a sense of humor at all, he should send over a little box to the American electorate marked “Reset.” I think more than a few would change their mind right now. Or maybe he just hasn’t had the wit to claim that all he’s doing in Crimea and Ukraine is pressing the ‘Reset” button Hillary gave them a few years back. Or better still: “Hey Obama—forget natural gas. I’ve got some red paint, perfect for lines in the sand, that I can sell you. You appear to be fresh out!” -------------http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/the-week-in-pictures-time-for-a-reset-edition.php

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  • James E.March 22, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Phil, the word barking may be different when spoken by the Chinese. We call it barking, they may call barking pleasant conversation.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 23, 2014 - 12:04 am

    For those of you I "upset" :) My daily diary...I really didnt do anything today...wasnt feeling very evil. So I talked with some good people in town. I had dinner <----sorry should include that as well...to be really absorbed in myself...I had noodles with sauce (not everyone likes fish eggs.)...I know--very humble for someone like me--but It is one of my favorite. Played fetch with my beautiful dog...watched some shows. Didnt really go out--lots of pain...maybe the weather is changing? Turn in tomorrow for a posible revenge story ...or not. Gathering "dirt" takes some time :) lolololol and sometimes you find so much--you cant shovel it fast enough. Good night Phil--I see youre batting around parents as toys tonight. Fran Duchamp: You are commenting using your Facebook account..because I can :)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 23, 2014 - 12:07 am

    Good night James.

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  • James E.March 23, 2014 - 1:14 am

    Fran, I love buttered noodles. Good egg noodles from Germany. So good.

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  • James E.March 23, 2014 - 1:19 am

    Phil, all I know is that I'm not going to vote for a bankruptcy lawyer with no criminal law experience.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 23, 2014 - 8:23 am

    I hear you, James. It is difficult to choose inexperience over competent corruption.

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  • Dee#1March 24, 2014 - 7:29 am

    Good morning, -----The U.S. Navy was “reborn” on March 27, 1794 when Congress authorized the building of six heavy frigates. Though the new United States had a small navy during the Revolutionary War it was quickly disbanded in peacetime. However, deprivations against U.S. shipping on the high seas convinced Americans that a blue-water, oceangoing navy was necessary. So the U.S. Navy, largely using the designs of master shipbuilder Joshua Humphreys, constructed six heavy frigates in six different American ports. ----------------http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/03/23/This-Week-in-History-Birth-of-U-S-Navy

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  • Dee#1March 24, 2014 - 8:50 am

    FYI------"Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday the missing airplane that’s befuddled investigators and anguished passengers’ families for two weeks is presumed lost over the Indian Ocean in a spot far off the west coast of Australia. “This is a remote location far from any possible landing sites, it is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data [the flight] ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” Najib Razak said, citing new information from British satellites that suggested there were no survivors."------------------- Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/24/malaysian-pm-flight-ended-southern-indian-ocean/#ixzz2wtb8F1tt Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

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  • James E.March 24, 2014 - 10:14 am

    It's MONDAY. Another week in which to excel.

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  • James E.March 24, 2014 - 10:33 am

    Guess everyone is pausing to consider how they can excel this week.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 24, 2014 - 10:44 am

    James....I'm all burned out.....The only thing I care to excel at now-a-days is a penny machine at Red Hawk......

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 24, 2014 - 10:44 am

    Super-Cheap Paper Microscope Could Save Millions of Lives By ABC News | This Could Be Big – 4 hrs ago http://tiny.cc/j7l8cx <---very cool :)

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  • Dee#1March 24, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    It is good be Dear Leader---Not only is Obama shutting out the press, but the Obama White House is rewriting the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, to suppress the release of politically sensitive documents. Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. And AP also reported that "in a year of intense public interest over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, the government cited national security to withhold information a record 8,496 times – a 57 percent increase over a year earlier and more than double Obama's first year, when it cited that reason 3,658 times."----------http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/03/obamas-war-freedom-speech-rewriting-foia-precursor-internet-totalitarianism/

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 24, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    El Dorado County is Ready to Condemn POSTED ON JANUARY 11, 2013 BY BERNADETTE DURAN-BROWN In order to construct the Silva Valley Interchange on Highway 50, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors passed a Resolution on January 4, 2013 to acquire approximately 12 acres by eminent domain. As reported by In El Dorado County, the county could not negotiate a deal with the owner of a 52 acre block of which the county seeks the 12 acres. The owner did not oppose the project but expressed concerns as to the impacts it would have on his remaining acreage. While the Board maintains that using eminent domain is not common for them and Caltrans forced its hand, it also said the acquisition was time sensitive to take advantage of lower construction costs and to ensure Caltrans funding for the project. A state grant of one million dollars will expire this year on June 30 unless the county has possession of all of the properties it requires for the project. The interchange is along Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. A Caltrans engineer said the State has been working on the project since 1980. Completion of Phase 1 of the project is slated for 2016. http://tiny.cc/4l28cx The owner was concerned about impact..dead lines for money. think of different projects...grants...deadlines...What happens if the people find out and say "no." Think round abouts.

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  • EvelynMarch 25, 2014 - 6:26 am

    "Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story" - HERE: #1) If the plane went down in the ocean, it would have broken up on impact and debris would be easily spotted, #2) The plane continued broadcasting data to Boeing for 4 - 7 hours, #3) There is ZERO evidence the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean, #4) Another crucial fact: It's clear that the transponder was manually turned off in order to hide the plane's new flight path

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  • Dee#1March 25, 2014 - 9:03 am

    If you are own one of the 1.6 million vehicles General Motors has recalled since February with faulty ignitions and you or a loved one had an accident in the car, there's some more bad news. Your right to collect damages from GM has been signed away. If your accident happened in the years before the old GM's 2009 bankruptcy reorganization, the managers of the auto industry bailout gave immunity to the new GM that emerged. ------------http://reason.com/archives/2014/03/25/gm-bailout-claims-the-legal-rights-of-am

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  • Dee#1March 25, 2014 - 9:22 am

    The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up.---------- California’s SNAP caseload bucked the national trend, increasing 4.1 percent to 4.3 million recipients, the second-largest percentage increase in the nation behind Maryland. Eleven states saw an increase in their SNAP rolls, Maryland, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska and Rhode Island , while 40 states and D.C. registered a decline in those getting federal food assistance.------ For detailed SNAP data, click here.------http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/03/25/New-Welfare-Numbers-Hardworking-Texas-Sees

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  • jodyMarch 25, 2014 - 9:27 am

    you can still sue, just not 'new gm'. old gm(motor liquidation company) is still around. "In a bankruptcy sale, generally speaking the [asset] buyer is not going to be liable for any claims the old company is liable for," said Richard Levin, a bankruptcy lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. "People have problems following that in this case because it looks like the same company."

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  • Dee#1March 25, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Please read link for whole story-----But GM ignored the problem and put the Cobalt on the road — followed by six other models sharing a similar design — because of the "lead time, cost and effectiveness" involved in any redesign, according to a timeline GM submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).--------- Within a year after Cobalt hit the road, field reports about crashes started surfacing. GM's legal department opened a file on a victim whose airbags failed to deploy in 2005, but it didn't inform GM's safety engineers or NHTSA until two years later. The file was opened four years before the bankruptcy reorganization. ------------- One reason for the lapse is GM's disarray at the time. But another is that the 2000 Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act created a perverse incentive for automakers to refrain from fully airing safety concerns internally — the exact opposite of its purpose. Once the matter reaches company higher-ups, NHTSA has to be informed within five days, inviting intrusive investigations. Hence, there was an unwritten code that evidence not be moved up the chain of command until necessary.--------------- Owners of the recalled cars, along with the families of two teenagers killed in a 2006 Cobalt crash in Wisconsin, filed a class-action lawsuit last week seeking $6 billion to $10 billion in damages for GM's alleged negligence. But GM enjoys legal immunity from all incidents before its 2009 restructuring. ------------- A liability shield isn't unusual in bankruptcy cases, notes George Mason University's Todd Zywicki, but what is unusual is that GM and Chrysler, which also filed for bankruptcy protection, weren't required to put money in special trust funds for prospective victims. (Chrysler's shield extends to post-bankrutpcy incidents involving cars already on the road at the time of the restructuring, a deal that GM wanted but was denied.) Instead, the corporate giants can treat injured customers as shabbily as unsecured creditors. What little compensation that is available will come from the sale of closed GM plants being held in a shell corporation.-------http://reason.com/archives/2014/03/25/gm-bailout-claims-the-legal-rights-of-am-----------This was not a normal bankruptcy because of the Federal Government's interference with the process during the bailout.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 25, 2014 - 11:03 am

    We LOVE our Honda.

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  • Dee#1March 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Teddy Roosevelt counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” -------------here is an excellent article about what happens when we don't. History has many lessons.------http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374094/loud-weak-war-victor-davis-hanson

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 26, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Good Morning Ms. Evelyn :) and everyone on the wall...have a great day...play nice. I am going to the Oral Interpretation Festival at Pioneer School today--where wonderful young people recite poems, parts of plays, and do speeches. This is one of the best kept secrets in the county...and we get ice cream afterwards. Several schools participate...and all the children are just brilliant. One of my favorite from last year--a young lady did a humorus piece on how to catch a bear. lololol My grandson will be reading one of his own poems.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 10:14 am

    What??? Corruption in the State of California? Cannot possibly be. We are owned and operated by the Democrats.---------The state of California is a corrupt banana republic, run by Democrats, and spending a yearly budget in excess of a hundred billion dollars a year. Evidently, the FBI and federal prosecutors have taken notice, and the arrest last month of powerful Democrat state Senator Ron Calderon was this morning followed by the indictment and arrest of another Democrat powerhouse, state Senator Leland Yee.-----------http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/big_political_corruption_arrest_in_california.html

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  • jodyMarch 26, 2014 - 11:12 am

    dee could have linked to sacbee.com to provide an article on the yee arrest, instead she linked to a right wing blogsite, thereby demonstrating her lack of depth and balance in her thinking. perhaps if she picked up a paper/magazine/book that wasn't corrupted by anti-American wordspeak she wouldn't be so....

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 11:37 am

    Obamacare is the law and it must be followed-------"Two weeks ago, the Obama administration said it lacked "the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period" for Obamacare. Moreover, when embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was asked by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) during testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee if she planned to delay the Obamacare enrollment deadline, Sebelius said flatly, "No, sir." ---------- On Tuesday, however, the White House announced it has decided to extend Obamacare's open enrollment period another two to three weeks, marking this at least the 29th Obamacare delay. The White House says it plans to use the "honor system" for those wishing to enroll past the March 31 deadline. According to the Washington Post, the Obama White House will "not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth." ----------Unless so of course you have a pen and a phone.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 11:50 am

    More land grabbing by the EPA------The Environmental Protection Agency has come up with a way to execute one of the biggest land grabs by the federal government ever perpetrated on the American public. On Tuesday, the EPA proposed a change to the Clean Water Act so that the EPA would have the power to regulate temporary wetlands and waterways. -------------- The land grab engendered tremendous concern from members of the GOP trying to protect private property; they noted that the EPA would gain power over seasonal ponds, streams and ditches.------------------ Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, charged, "The ... rule may be one of the most significant private property grabs in U.S. history." He stated that the EPA was "picking and choosing" its science while trying to "take another step toward outright permitting authority over virtually any wet area in the country." Vitter also noted that if the EPA gets its way, more environmental groups could sue private property owners. ----------http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/25/EPA-Proposes-Huge-Land-Grab

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Dee, so Obamacare should be cancelled and we should: 1. Medicare for All (which would cause health insurance company CEOs jumping to their deaths out of tall buildings), or 2: Just go back to the way it was. Your choice?

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Dear Leader has insulted Russia, Great Britain, France, Poland, Israel, China, Honduras, Norway and India since taking office after promising to bring the world together.--------"President Obama has been arrogant, dismissive, even derisive toward our allies; he has “sought to dictate our terms” repeatedly. From Russia to Israel, from Great Britain to Honduras, President Obama has been insulting and nasty, apparently in the belief that passive-aggressive pejoratives can substitute for an actual foreign policy."""" Read the detailed account here-------http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/03/26/9-Obama-insults

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Dee, please, Breitbart?

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    It's a far right rant, not reasonable.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    Supreme Court Justice is asking my question? WOW-------Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is widely perceived to be the swing vote in the controversial Hobby Lobby case regarding whether government can force religious businessowners to cover employees’ contraception, is asking questions about whether there are any limitations to executive power. -------------------- “What kind of constitutional structure do we have if the Congress can give an agency the power to grant or not grant a religious exemption based on what the agency determined?” Kennedy asked. “When we have a First Amendment issue of this consequence, shouldn’t we indicate that it’s for the Congress, not the agency to determine that this corporation gets the exemption or that one?”-------------http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/justice-kennedy-blasts-obamacare-what-kind-constitutional-structure-do-we-have

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    James, give the facts that are incorrect with references. Otherwise just don't read them.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    Evelyn, it's raining and the TV guys say it will rain on and off for the next week. Water from the skies. I made myself proud water wise yesterday -- my shower was 1 minute, 50 seconds. Now, with all the water coming from the skies my shower today can go back to my normal 30 minutes. Kidding.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    It seems more than a few folks are upset that the White House is refusing to disclose the cost of Moochelle’s taxpayer-funded China vacation get-away...I do think they could at least let taxpayers know what she might have accomplished over there besides just the First Lady's mom yelling at torturing, and pissing off all the Beijing hotel staff........Meanwhile, in local news, here in Calif. Democrat State Senator Leland Yee out of San Francisco has now been arrested on bribery and public corruption charges. ..Yee is only one of three Democratic state senators facing criminal charges. Ronald S. Calderon, of Montebello, is facing public corruption charges. ....Roderick Wright of Inglewood was found guilty of eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud, for lying about where he lived and if Yee is forced to leave office before his term expires, Democrats lose their majority vote in the Calif. state senate.......I don't expect Calf. to fall to the GOP, but all this does make the November elections more & more interesting....Yes, the pendulum is swinging....

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    James, just to make it easy for you, here is the section on Russia---------"Russia: On Tuesday, President Obama stated that Russia was a “regional power” operating out of “weakness” in Crimea. Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of backward behavior – behavior from the 19th century. And of course, Obama slammed Putin back in August 2013, when in a fit of pique over NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s sanctuary in Russia, he stated, “he’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom.”--------- So far, Obama’s passive-aggressive attitude has prompted an aggressive-aggressive response from Putin.-------Please show' with resources that those statements were not made nor be insulting to Putin.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    Dee, did Brietbart give their 'facts' from references other than far right wing sources? It's just goes round and round, doesn't it? Baloney with baloney references.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    I know it's not sophisticated, but I like garlic bologna.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Again, show the disinformation with resources.------"Great Britain. Forget Obama handing back the Winston Churchill bust. That was just the beginning. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backed Argentina in its conflict with Great Britain over the Falklands. The Obama administration didn’t send a serving official to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. The US Ambassador to London, Louis Susman, ripped Britain for not joining the EU. Reportedly, a senior State Department official said in 2009, “There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.” And Obama called the French America’s strongest ally. As Nile Gardiner of the UK Daily Telegraph wrote, “to suggest that Paris and not London is Washington’s strongest partner is simply ludicrous.”-----Thank you

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Wasn't the Churchill bust on loan to the United States? Returned to the Brits. An impeachable offense. Hillary backed Argentina during the Falklands -- another impeachable offense against Obama. And, on and on down the line. Baloney raising to BS.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    R.J., I have to agree. Why is Mrs. Obama in China? A cultural exchange? Will it be worth the $ expended? Hmmm, probably not.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    The issue is not impeachable offenses but insulting allies. Stay on subject.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    Dee, if I accept those statements were made, I would only say so? I guess they need you in the White House and the State Department to steer the ship correctly. Wait, you weren't elected or appointed to anything, while getting your 'facts' from Breitbart. Keep preaching the Tea/Republican line.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Dee, returning their bust did not insult the Brits. It insulted the Tea/Republicans. You stay on topic.

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  • EvelynMarch 26, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    re Andrew Breitbart and breitbart.com: Why reflexively dismiss this source? Everything needs to be scrutinized, regardless of where it is posted. True, over time some sources appear more credible than others, but, then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Each of us come with our individual perceptions, biases and filters. WHAT KILLED ANDREW BREITBART? HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 26, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning? HERE

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Hillary not supporting the Brits during the Falklands? That happened during the Reagan administration. The Brits weren't insulted because American supported the Brits in the Falklands. My Division in the Pentagon gave Britain Special Operations support in the Falklands. None of their officers ever told me they were insulted by Hillary or that they were going to have to go on sick call for depression over her lack of support. I say BS on that one too.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Dee, as always it has been fun. I'm off now to AcornTV.com to watch a Brit TV detective show. Later.

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  • jodyMarch 26, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    dee does the name 'Austin Ruse" come to mind? he, a columnist for breitbart.com "Ruse is the president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), an organization that promotes anti-gay laws in Russia and has been labeled a hate group by the SPLC. He was also a key member of Groundswell, the conservative lobbying effort which propelled the IRS “scandal,” the Benghazi “cover-up,” and other conspiracy theories in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives last year."

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    James, please try to keep up.-----------"Special Relationship: As Argentina marshals diplomatic support for its claim on Britain's Falklands Islands, the best President Obama can declare in response is U.S. "neutrality." It's an insult to our top ally — and trouble for us. ########### At the weekend's Summit of the Americas, President Obama reiterated U.S. "neutrality" toward Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands, the Atlantic islands under the British flag for 180 years, and the site of a 1982 war where Britain had to defend them from Argentina. At the time, the U.S. and Chile provided key help.------------- Obama's neutrality wasn't even that, though. At the summit he attempted to use the Argentine term Malvinas, but mangled the term to "Maldives."------- Not only does that show contempt for the U.S. "special relationship" with Britain, it bodes ill for the future. ----- Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041812-608292-obama-falklands-stance-harms-britain-helps-argentina.htm#ixzz2x6sGW2Zn

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    Here's Hillary-------Comments Hillary Clinton made in March about how the US would like to see the United Kingdom and Argentina resolve their issues over the Falkland Islands, as well as a decision this week by the Organization of American States to push for negotiation, have been described as a slap in the face for Britain. --------------- “Hillary Clinton’s statements … demonstrate a clear shift in US policy from neutrality (last week’s position) towards siding with the Argentine position of pressing for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands at the United Nations," wrote Telegraph commentator Nile Gardiner about the remarks Clinton made at a press conference in Buenos Aires. -------------- “The Secretary of State, a highly skilled political operator, knows exactly what she is doing here. She is giving her full support for the official stance of Buenos Aires, despite the fact that Great Britain has made it clear that the sovereignty of the Falklands is non-negotiable.” ---------------- Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/hillary-clinton-defies-british-over-falkland-islands-96181934-237699671.html#ixzz2x6szCEhh Follow us: @IrishCentral on Twitter | IrishCentral on Facebook

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Evelyn, I found your article interesting. Particularly this quote,Breitbart recalled, “When I told my parents I was an American studies major, they were like, ‘That's fantastic! Did you read Mark Twain?’ ‘No, I didn't.’ ‘What did you read?’ ‘Marcuse, Adorno, Horkheimer, Michel Foucault.’ ‘They don't sound American!’ ‘They're not.’" Luckily, said Breitbart, “I was too drunk to be completely indoctrinated by it.” Makes me smile and laugh and remember what a remarkable man he was.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Evelyn, here is report of the coroners conclusion, wait for it from Brietbart-------"The office of the Los Angeles County coroner has completed its investigation into the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, and has confirmed that he died of natural causes, namely heart failure. Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Breitbart News that the final autopsy report would be released next week. A press release issued by the Department of Coroner (below) notes: "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%," a negligible amount. The press release concludes: "No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected."

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  • EvelynMarch 26, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    Interesting, Dee. I don't think I had ever got around to checking out the final report.

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  • James E.March 26, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Dee, you ask me to please try to keep up. As I read your various comments knocking the president and Hillary (guess you are getting ready for Hillary in 2016) I see them as just loud noise designed to feed the Tea Party/Republican base. I find them boring, but continue please as the base will get hungry if you don't continue to feed them. Again, as a Democrat I find them boring. They change nothing on our side of the aisle.

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  • Dee#1March 26, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    James, good for you. Head in the sand to ignore the truth that Dear Leader and Hillary have insulted our allies. The articles I quoted were from Irish Central and Daily Mail U.K.

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  • Dee KrapfMarch 26, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    http://www.inedc.com/1-8292 This is what I like about the Placerville Newswire. They stay up with breaking news more so than the Mt. Democrat.

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  • EvelynMarch 27, 2014 - 7:56 am

    Anti-Gun CA Senator Leland Yee Charged With Gun Running - HERE: The affidavit charges that the $2 million worth of weapons to have been secreted into the country from the Philippines included rocket launchers and machine guns

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  • EvelynMarch 27, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Circuit Court Judge Calls Obamacare Stupid, Unmitigated Disaster - HERE: “If the law is just stupid, I don’t think it’s up to the court to save it.”

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  • jodyMarch 27, 2014 - 8:18 am

    A little socialism on the Left is better than a little fascism on the Right.

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 8:36 am

    Today seems to be crony capitalism day--------One of the primary topics on this website since it was launched has been the extremely destructive and explosive rise of crony capitalism throughout the USA. It is crony capitalism, as opposed to free markets, that has led to the gross inequality in American society we have today. Cronyism for the super wealthy starts at the very top with the Federal Reserve System, which consists of topdown economic central planners who manipulate the money supply and hence interest rates for the benefit of the financial oligarch class. It then trickles down through lobbyist money into the halls of Washington D.C., and ultimately filters down to local governments and then the average person on the street gaming welfare or disability.--------*********+**+That’s where a new report from Open the Books on corporate welfare comes in. In a preview of the publication, the organization notes:-------- If Republicans are going to get truly serious about cutting government spending, they are going to have to snip the umbilical cord from the Treasury to corporate America. You can’t reform welfare programs for the poor until you’ve gotten Daddy Warbucks off the dole. Voters will insist on that — as well they should.----------http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/03/26/a-first-look-at-a-new-report-on-crony-capitalism-trillions-in-corporate-welfare/

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Here a few numbers. There more in the article------This week an Illinois-based watchdog group, Open the Books, issued a new report that scrupulously tallies up all federal grants, loans, direct payments, and insurance subsidies flowing to individuals and companies. It examined all accounts from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Transportation and found that corporate-welfare payments from the federal government to the Fortune 100 companies, from 2000 to 2012, amounted to $1.2 trillion. I recommend a visit to the website openthebooks.com, if you can stomach it.------- That $1.2 trillion number does not include the hundreds of billions of dollars in housing, bank, and auto-company bailouts in 2008 and 2009, because those payments are kept mostly invisible in the federal-agency books. It also doesn’t include the asset purchases of the Federal Reserve, indirect subsidies such as the ethanol mandate that enriches large agribusinesses like Archer Daniels Midland, or special tax breaks for wind and solar manufacturers.-----------http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374321/corporate-welfare-queens-stephen-moore

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 8:50 am

    And another article------About $8.5 billion of this largesse came in the form of taxpayer-subsidized loans. The big winners here were Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Ford Motor Company, and other multibillion-dollar corporations whose franchisees received Small Business Administration loans.---------------- Double- and triple-dipper Archer Daniels Midland got just under $1 billion for USDA farm-program loans, and this doesn’t include ethanol subsidies. Another $10 billion was doled out through federal insurance, often in the form of surety bonds. The No. 1 federal insurance program was the Export-Import Bank, with Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase both receiving more than $3 billion in such aid and Citigroup and Bank of America receiving more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer backstop insurance. (Remember, this doesn’t include TARP money.) Deere, American Express, and even Walmart reeled in federal insurance as well. Amazingly, all but one of the Fortune 100 stood in the federal soup line to take at least some form of corporate-welfare benefit. In other words, as Open the Books founder Adam Andrzejewski puts it: “Mitt Romney had it wrong. When it comes to the Fortune 100, it’s 99 percent, not 47 percent, on some form of the government’s gravy train.” --------------------- Uncle Sam could save billions of dollars a year if it just limited corporate welfare to any firm with profits of $1 million or even $10 million or less and prevented double-dipping by prohibiting the Fortune 100 from receiving more than one form of federal assistance at a time.-------------http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374321/corporate-welfare-queens-stephen-moore

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  • jodyMarch 27, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Republicans: Peddling the same failed economic policies since 1880.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 27, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Since Chris Cristie was cleared today by an independent investigation of any wrong-doing in the NY bridge closer, I guess MSNBC will have to go off the air now with nothing left to talk about...

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 9:34 am

    R.J., come on -- it was an investigation by his own lawyers. When you investigate yourself, you are assured of a positive outcome.

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  • jodyMarch 27, 2014 - 9:36 am

    Do you think there’s no way Chris Christie knew about the scandal unfolding in his own office but Obama clearly knew what a small IRS office in Cincinnati was up to?

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 27, 2014 - 9:44 am

    James....You mean kinda like the same way investigations are done around here in El Dorado Co.,....Whoever is in question just investigates and clears themselves, then calls it a day......Yes, the lawyers that investigated Christi were were hired by the state of NY but the only other people that even cared enough to hire lawyers would have been MSNBC..... .....

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Dee makes reasonable statements about corporate welfare. I don't know what to do -- I'm hyperventilating and getting chest pains. Can there be a reasonable side to Dee?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 27, 2014 - 9:50 am

    R.J., what do you expect from that conservatard state of New Jersey? Hmmm?

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 9:55 am

    It is possible that Christie didn't know what his subordinates were doing to cause the problems at the Bridge. Not probable, but not impossible. When we lived in West Point we would drive down to NYC with our young children singing the George Washington Bridge song -- which my wife made up to engage the children on the drive. So the bridge has warm memories for us.

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 9:57 am

    James, too bad you never actually paid attention to the Tea Party concerns. Again, we came together to protest TARP and stimulus give aways and the bailouts. However, you were too busy calling us racists to look at the facts.

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Dee, refresh my memory as to when I called you a racist. God knows, but I don't remember.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 27, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Phil.....I thought you were suppose to be gone on some long road-trip to somewhere???...OR....Where you lulling us into a false sense of security??...

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 10:07 am

    R.J., I think Phil may be in a witness protection program somewhere in the Midwest.

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 10:10 am

    R.J., all I can say is that any organization (person) that investigative itself is going to come out smelling of roses.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 27, 2014 - 10:22 am

    R.J. The Dwight D. Eisenhower interstate is indeed a wonder!

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  • EvelynMarch 27, 2014 - 10:25 am

    RJ: I couldn't have put it better!!! James, witness protection is where he belongs. Phil: Keep your eye on the road. I want Marian to come back alive.

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  • jodyMarch 27, 2014 - 10:26 am

    "Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf effort was curated by wealthy industrialists years in advance. Many of the anti-science operatives who defended cigarettes are currently deploying their tobacco-inspired playbook internationally to evade accountability for the fossil fuel industry's role in driving climate disruption."

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 10:28 am

    James, it was so frequent when I first started making comments , I never kept track of it. And I am not inclined to research it. But you eventually stopped when I ignored it. But thinking about it maybe never individually just the constant meme of Tea Party / Republcans are racist. Which is calling me a racist. Period. However, these were the issues of the Tea Party. Now you act surprised that we are happy to see reports that support one of our basic issues and you agree with it. Again, if you hadn't been so anxious to attack the movement, you would have known. Now I am done.

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  • James E.March 27, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Dee, I'm sorry, but others have called Republicans and the Tea Party racist. But, not me. I consider the Tea Party a rogue organization and have said they are an enemy of the state. But, not that they are racists. They have their party platform, but it is not based on the President being black.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 27, 2014 - 10:38 am

    Evelyn....James is right....Phil the weather God must be in the Midwest..... That explains why all those tornadoes are coming here.....

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  • EvelynMarch 27, 2014 - 10:40 am

    . . . an ill wind and all that . . .

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 10:43 am

    "CNBC's Rick Santelli is widely credited with launching the grassroots movement. While standing on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on February 19, 2009, he unleashed what can only be called a rant against the Obama Administration's proposal to help homeowners facing foreclosure refinance their mortgages. ------------- "Do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages?" he asked. "This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills?" He went on to suggest that he would organize a Chicago Tea Party in July, where capitalists would dump "some derivative securities into Lake Michigan." The video of his tirade became a YouTube hit, and thus the movement was born. Within weeks, Tea Party protests were sprouting up all over the country. The Tea Party name, a clear reference to the American colonists' dumping of tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxes imposed by King George, stands as an acronym as well: Taxed Enough Already. ------------------ Read more: History of the Tea Party Movement | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/us/government/tea-party-history.html#ixzz2xBbSrwIN

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 10:45 am

    These protests were merely dress rehearsal for the Tea Party events planned for April 15, 2009: tax day. Few can agree on the number of events held throughout the country; the number ranges from 200 to 750, with total attendance ranging from about 250,000 to more than a half-million. Some protests, such as the one in Atlanta, Georgia, attracted crowds of several thousand; others drew just a handful. A protest outside the White House was broken up by police when a demonstrator threw a box of tea bags over the fence.----------- Protests against the stimulus package, the bank bailouts, and health-care legislation continued throughout 2009, with major events held on July 4 and September 12. During the summer, Tea Party protesters were criticized for their disruptive outbursts during meetings held by members of Congress in their home districts to discuss health-care reform. ---------- Read more: History of the Tea Party Movement | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/us/government/tea-party-history.html#ixzz2xBbrPgBA

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 27, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Evelyn, texting and driving is a SNAP!

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  • jodyMarch 27, 2014 - 10:58 am

    "... this report might serve as a wake-up call to some people in the Tea Party itself, who would find it a little disturbing that the "grassroots" movement they are so emotionally attached to, is in fact a pawn created by billionaires and large corporations with little interest in fighting for the rights of the common person, but instead using the common person to fight for their own unfettered profits." , complete with flow chart, http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2013/02/07/tobaccocontrol-2012-050815.full

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 11:02 am

    James, I will accept that. However, again the point is this issue of crony capitalism has been one of our major issues, so, you should not be surprised that we embrace a report that proves our point. The Tea Party is a political movement that does not have a platform. We are just pushing general principles such as limited government, maximum individual freedom, equality under the law, free markets, minimum government regulation, and adherence to the Bill of Rights and Constitution.

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  • jodyMarch 27, 2014 - 11:19 am

    sounds like a page out of the "rules for radical conservatives"

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 1:38 pm

    Gee, who would have guessed?----------In its "You're the Boss" small-business blog, the New York Times quotes his prediction that by 2025, "fewer than 20 percent of workers in the private sector will receive traditional employer-sponsored health insurance." As of March 2013 such benefits were available to 85% of full-time private-sector workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If Emanuel is right--and especially if, as he implies, ObamaCare was designed to produce such an outcome--the president's repeated pledge that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" was a far more widespread fraud than has yet been realized.----------- In the next two to three years, Emanuel predicts, "a few big, blue-chip companies will announce their intention to stop providing health insurance. Instead, they will raise salaries substantially or offer large, defined contributions to their workers. Then the floodgates will open." Small businesses will be even more eager to drop coverage.------- The main reason Emanuel expects this result is the so-called Cadillac tax, which takes effect in 2018 and has nothing to do with the bailout of General Motors. Rather, it is a levy on what the Times calls "especially generous health plans."-------------http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304418404579465480916914144?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304418404579465480916914144.html

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 27, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Phil--enjoy your travels...plase stop for all butterflies. :)

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 27, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    Fran.....Phil always installs new windshield wipers then purposely plans his road-trip routes to coincide with the flight path of migrating monarch butterflys......Sick puppy......LOL.........

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 27, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    RJ oh no--say it isnt so... well I still hope he has a great trip (and that he doesnt come back as a butterfly someday.)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 27, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Just weeks after Olympics, Sochi is already a ghost town http://tiny.cc/4goedx Places spending lots of money to host the Olympics--is it worth it?

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  • Dee KrapfMarch 27, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    Evelyn, was wondering if you had read this yet. I would be interested in your opinion. http://www.inedc.com/1-7348

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  • EvelynMarch 27, 2014 - 7:17 pm

    DK: This is waaaaay beyond my area of competence. Though having looked up "DCMA complaint" (HERE) probably there are more intricacies than a legal illiterate like myself can comprehend. But as for what has motivated the "complaint", I wouldn't be at all surprised if the article's basic premise is correct. What I do, however, recall from experience on another website a couple years ago was that we were cautioned to use AT MOST a couple paragraphs from other sources, being certain always to link to the original. INEDC does, in fact, always link to the source. Good luck!

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 27, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Good read, R.J. . . . except I'm ahead of the monarch migration this time . . . but bunnies are plentiful.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 27, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    Fran, butterflies are free to avoid my windshield.

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Yesterday I mentioned allies Dear Leader has insulted. Today we get toe more although I don't know the Pope's reaction to a gift of seeds fro the White House garden. First Kosovo-----"Speaking on Kosovo yesterday, Obama said : "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovo’s neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea."--------- But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer of the University of Pristina, Kosovo told Breitbart London. -------- "During his yesterday speech in Brussels, President Obama showed a lack of knowledge of the political situation in Kosovo. Kosovo never organised any kind of referendum, but the Assembly of Provisional Institutions of self-government of Kosovo made a unilateral declaration of independence on February 17th 2008.---------- "The declaration of independence has been recognised by approximately one hundred states, however Serbia and many countries have also showed their opposition to declaration of independence, most notably China and Russia. What Kosovo did was not in line with United Nations and that’s confirmed by the fact that Kosovo is not member of UN."----------- Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, a Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe at the London School of Economics took to Twitter to correct the U.S. President before telling Breitbart London: "I think one must assume that this was indeed an error. However, it really does seem to be an incredible mistake to have made. Surely there must have been someone at hand who would have known that there was no UN organised referendum in Kosovo. It really was not that long ago.---------------http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/03/27/Obama-Makes-Two-Major-Foreign-Polcy-Gaffes-on-Europe-Trip------doesn't Obama receive any briefings and if he does, doesn't read them?

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  • Dee#1March 27, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Then there is Georgia. Nothing like putting a whole country at risk.------Speaking at the press conference after the EU-US summit yesterday the US President wrongly suggested that Georgia "is not currently on a path to NATO membership". In fact the country has been on the path to membership since 2008.---------- At the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest that year the attending Heads of State and Government agreed the following statement: "NATO welcomes Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that they will become members of NATO."------------ Former Georgian Ambassador to London Giorgi Badridze, told Breitbart London: "President Obama's remarks could hardly have come at a worse time – or have been formulated in a worse manner.---------- "Firstly, it's wrong to link Georgia's aspirations for NATO membership with those of Ukraine. Georgia has been working hard to achieve more progress in that direction, while Ukraine formally withdrew from the process years ago.------- "The second – and most damaging - thing the President said is that Georgia and Ukraine are 'not currently on a path to NATO membership'. This ignores the fact NATO made a firm commitment to admitting Georgia at the Bucharest Summit back in 2008.---------- "Thirdly, stating Russian opposition as a reason for halting Georgian progress towards NATO membership will only embolden Moscow and strengthen its view that it has a right to effectively veto enlargement – a dangerous precedent.---------http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/03/27/Obama-Makes-Two-Major-Foreign-Polcy-Gaffes-on-Europe-Trip

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Phil as long as you are enjoying your trip...and you and yours are safe--whats a few butterflies. And yes--they are free to avoid your car...you are driving at ten miles an hour right :) You and yours enjoy yourselves.

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    "It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. — James Madison, The Federalist No. 62"

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    "Big-government liberals don’t like people with a sense of independence – because independent people don’t need big government." — Neal Boortz

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    "There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as “caring” and “sensitive” because he wants to expand the government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money. Well, who isn’t? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money – if a gun is held to his head." — P.J. O’Rourke

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    "Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way." — Henry David Thoreau

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  • crackieMarch 28, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    The Founding Fathers were liberals

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  • crackieMarch 28, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    “Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    "I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." Robert A. Heinlein

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    Dan Klein on the Origins and Meaning of the Word “Liberal” by DON BOUDREAUX on JANUARY 17, 2014 in ADAM SMITH, HISTORY--------------------- Among the windmills at which I tilt is the misuse, in the English-speaking world, of the word “liberal.” I refuse to concede that honorable term to those who champion the initiation of physical force (or its threat) as an acceptable means of governing or changing society. I’m content to call such people “Progressives” (always with quotation marks, because there’s almost nothing progressive about “Progressivism”) but, perhaps inconsistently, I have never been able to bring myself to call such people or their means “liberal,” or to call their cause “liberalism.” I have always regarded myself as a liberal. And I still do.------------------------ “Illiberals” or “statists” are more appropriate descriptors of “Progressives.” (I have a slight preference for the term “statists.”)

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  • Good JobMarch 28, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    The Founding Fathers would have had a bounty on liberals.

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  • crackieMarch 28, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    “ Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.“ – Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82

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  • crackieMarch 28, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    "To behold these progeniters of political porn and habit burns out the eyes of history. To uni-political jurisdiction, whereas formerly amazing immigrants came to venture with virtue into a whole life potential in a personal way with a “people growth” for a healthy nation, a Christian nation. June Hoffman

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  • Dee#1March 28, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    Good Job, hear, hear.

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  • EvelynMarch 29, 2014 - 7:13 am

    FBI DUMPS SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER (SPLC) AS HATE CRIMES RESOURCE - HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 29, 2014 - 7:26 am

    KING OF FEARMONGERS - MORRIS DEES AND THE SPLC, SCARING DONORS SINCE 1971: HERE: [He] castigated Dees and the SPLC for using the 2008 election of Barack Obama as America’s first black president as yet another wringer for squeezing out direct-mail donations from “trembling liberals” by painting an apocalyptic picture of “millions of [anti-Obama] extremists primed to march down Main Street draped in Klan robes, a copy of Mein Kampf tucked under one arm and a Bible under the other.”

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 7:45 am

    Unrestrained rabid Tea/Republicanism seems to be in full bloom this morning. Phil and Cookie doing a happy dance round and round. Only 2 years, 9 months, and 2 days until Hillary becomes president.

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 9:23 am

    Sign of desperation by fearful Leftist-----The new bumper sticker available from the Democrats, "Thank FDR for Social Security" Really? How pathetic can you get? ------------"-One of which–everything old is new again!–is demagoguing Social Security. It is a tried and true tactic, and over the last few weeks we have seen several indications that the Dems are dusting it off again. Today I got an email from the Democrats pushing this bumper sticker:" -------------http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/democrat-desperation.php

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 29, 2014 - 9:24 am

    LINK - James' & Cookie's HAPPY DANCE

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 9:28 am

    For laughs--------http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/the-week-in-pictures-spring-climate-change-edition.php------------

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 9:34 am

    About time! But Ryan has a long ways to go to make me believe that he wants to reform.------"Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will release his House Republican budget next week, and one of its themes will be the fighting against corporate welfare. Mr. Ryan says, “We can’t make the case to the American people that we are the reform party if we won’t reform the giant corporate-welfare state in Washington.” Bravo. Too bad so few of his colleagues agree with him.----------- It’s very simple, really: Republicans have to be willing to cut weak claims, not weak claimants, as Reagan budget director David Stockman used to say. But corporate welfare has strong claimants: deep-pocketed business interests that rely on federal largesse to pad their pockets and jack up stock prices. Too many companies in America, from Boeing to AT&T, have come to regard government as a giant customer. They cheerlead for big government because they are among its chief beneficiaries".------------------http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374321/corporate-welfare-queens-stephen-moore

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 11:09 am

    An example of equality under the law----So what you say about an organization that started in December 2008 that claimed to be a non-profit, but never filed an application for tax exempt status with the IRS until May 2011. That means the organization operated as a non-profit for 28 months prior to even submitting an application with the IRS. They said the process was too complicated and that they did not have the expertise to apply for the tax-exempt status.---------- This organization submitted their 990 filings for 2008 and 2009 on May 30, 2011. They submitted their 990 filings for 2010 and on May 23, 2011. Their application for non-profit status was signed by Lois Lerner, the senior IRS agent who seems to be the target of the scandal, on June 26, 2011, only 34 days after submitting the first part of their paperwork. Not only was the application approved in record time, but Lerner post-dated it back to Dec. 2008. ----------------- The organization I am referring to is the Barack H. Obama Foundation established and run by the president’s half-brother Abon’go ‘Roy’ Malik Obama. For 28 months, Obama’s brother operated an illegal non-profit because he had never applied for the status with the IRS until the end of May 2011. But nothing is being done concerning his illegal operation or the expedited time for his approval.-------------8 Normally it takes between 12-18 months to receive approval of a non-profit application with the IRS. The scandal that most are hearing about involves Lerner and others who delayed some of those applications for more than 3 years. It’s obvious that Lerner acted politically when she approved Malik Obama’s application in 34 days and delays those of Tea Party and conservative groups by more than 3 years. This is a criminal offense. -------------7----- Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/10869/obamas-brother-got-non-profit-approval-from-irs-in-34-days/#OrupguYwBxsDSple.99----------NOTICED LINK PROVIDED

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  • crackieMarch 29, 2014 - 11:19 am

    Republicans are hypocrites, they’re just too stupid to know it.

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Here is a report on how the money is being used. This is for your own decision on how well the money is being spent.-------New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves Report Reveals President Obama’s relatives run Charities of Deceit-------- Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack--------- When Malik Obama and Sarah Obama raised money in the United States as the respective heads of foundations claiming to be charities, not only did the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) illegally grant one of them tax-deductible status retroactively, but these foundations have supported—to varying degrees—illegal operations that acquire funding for personal gain, philandering, polygamy and the promotion of Wahhabism (brand of Islam practiced by Al-Qaeda). -------------http://shoebat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/New_IRS_Scandal_052113.pdf

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Dee, your Tea Party Representative is McClintock. Get that information about the Obama half- brother to him immediately so he pass it to Issa (or McClintock can start his own investigation -- might help him in November). We cannot have that kind of stuff going on. It's just wrong.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:34 am

    Dee, in addition to the Benghazi scandal we now have the Wahhabism scandal.

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 11:36 am

    James, you are correct! However, given the current make up of the IRS and DOJ, I think it would be a waste of time. However, it certainly points out the hypocrisy of equality under the law in the IRS and the DOJ.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Dee, so it's just white noise? McClintock must act!!!!

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

    James, this administration is so incompetent and corrupt , what is one more scandal? Is it a scandal? Seem's like SOP to me from the Leftists.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

    I'm a bit depressed. I've worked through 98% of the Brit detective shows and now have to wander AcornTV.com looking for something to watch. It's not easy.

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 11:43 am

    James, if you believe that McClintock " must act", then it is your duty to spearhead the effort.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Dee, he is your Tea Party Representative. I don't have a representative in Congress.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:45 am

    I just, about an hour ago, wrote a check to the IRS. Taxation without representation.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:47 am

    Dee, if you don't want to act, then your comment about Wahhabism is just white noise.

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 11:52 am

    James, too bad. I am sure you will soon have 100% representation through out the State and Federal Government and the world will all be sunshine, milk and honey and you can visit the Barack H. Obama Rest and Recreation Center right here in El Dorado County paid for by taxpayers and profit into the pockets of Democratic operatives.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:58 am

    Dee, I'm not sure of your point. Are you saying that McClintock might lose in 2014? Even if that Republican from Placer County wins I would finally have a representative. At last.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 11:59 am

    Dee, remember, if you are just going to bellyache about Obama, et al., it's just white noise for the base.

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    James, I did not make a comment about Wahhabism, I presented a report about IRS inequality under the law and the uses of the money collected under the favoritism showed by the IRS . I wrote "This is for your own decision on how well the money is being spent.---" if you have a problem with it, then do something about it. If it is "white noise", I suggest you tune it out.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 29, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    James, that you are so dismissive of Wahhabism is . . . uh . . . illuminating. I have heard you "speak" disparagingly of ultra conservative Christianity and perhaps even ultra conservative Judaism, yet you dismiss Wahhabism as "white noise". Really?

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  • crackieMarch 29, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    "The GOP adopts ideas and policies that it portrays as the alternative to the Democrat’s proposals, yet they will turn on a dime and decry their own ideas as soon as the Democrats agree to them—in this, the GOP simultaneously agrees and disagrees with its own policies, depending upon whether the Democrats decide to compromise (their policy positions exist in a state of superposition). This political paradox exists in order to perpetuate the illusion that the GOP is still a party with a coherent policy platform, designed to solve society’s problems, which they are actually trying to sign into law."

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Dee, I will tune it out. White noise is simply bellyaching with the only use being getting the base all hot and nervous. To no good end, except their being hot and nervous. In about three years they can get hot and nervous about Hillary. White noise, useless exercise (but, I'm sure it makes you feel good doing it as your contribution to the Tea Party effort).

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  • Dee#1March 29, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    Phil, the real"white noise" was James trying to get off the subject of the inequality under the law in the IRS with the disparent treatment of conservatives vs a political correct group with ties to the WH. I am not saying the WH was involved, just that the connections appear to be favoritism. He is trying to change the subject like he always does.

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  • crackieMarch 29, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    "Has Darrell Issa finally held one too many hearings in his contrived scandal? Testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed that many conservative nonprofits had turned down a chance to accept limits on political spending that were far more generous than the written laws were supposed to allow. The offer simply was not good enough for “dark money” organizations that have no real interest in social welfare. Koskinen … explained that the IRS had implemented all nine recommendations of the inspector general’s report that first flagged the so-called targeting scandal. One of those recommendations was to clear up an unacceptable backlog in processing applications for tax-exempt status from groups that had been waiting months. There was a simple way to clear that logjam: All any group had to do to be granted tax-exempt status as a social welfare nonprofit under section 501(c)4 of the U.S. tax code was to swear that it was, in fact, primarily engaged in social welfare work. To make it easy, the IRS decided that groups had to pledge they would confine their political activity to less than 40 percent of their work. Several dozen did so, but 19 declined, Koskinen said. What that suggests to proponents of increased campaign finance disclosure is that such groups are less interested in pursuing social welfare and more interested in pursuing partisan politics — while keeping their donors hidden."

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    Dee, I didn't change the subject. Regarding the subject, I invited you to act on your concerns. You declined proving you are only interested in white noise. Oh, and those 19 that failed to swear, hope the IRS takes away their exemption. I would think that Dee, who likes the rule of IRS law, would insist. But, she won't which speaks for itself.

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  • Dee#1March 30, 2014 - 6:24 am

    James, I thought you wanted all conservative groups to be denied? Now you only want 19? Wow. Oh, by the way, in case you missed it, the House is investigating the IRS for abuse of conservative groups.McClintock's help is not needed. In fact , they are being so successful that the Dems on the committee are throwing tantrums. If the mention of unfair interference by the IRS in electoral process is "white noise ", then you better get used to it because I will post comments about the IRS scandal, Bengahzi , incompetence of foreign policy, the disaster of the stimulus, debasement of our currency and of course the complete failure of Obamacare until these issues have settled.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Dee, what's next? Is it that I fear you?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 29, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    James, Bugs Bunny speaks with a Poughkeepsie accent? - Right? . . .

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Phil, the rain continues and is predicted on and off for the next week. Appears you may not have to bring back water after all. As an aside, as we move out of winter into spring, the electricity has not gone out even once. Let's hear it for PG&E and light weather that did bring down limbs or trees onto the power lines.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 29, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    . . . an inch of rain so far today, Colonel. Upgrade th' Missus' rations and keep her on point.

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  • EvelynMarch 29, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    James: PLEASE bring your wife indoors. My dog needs to go for a walk. Generally, I accompany him.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 29, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    as of this posting ~~~ 1 1/4 inches ~~~ keep her well fed, James.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    Phil, I don't think so. More of a rabbit accent. And, yes, I've been to Poughkeepsie.

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    *** did not

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  • James E.March 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    The original voice of Bugs Bunny was Mel Blanc. Others followed over the years. OK, going to watch the Kings lose another game. Later.

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  • Dee#1March 30, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    We all know that Hillary is the next President. I read recently that public wants her because she female, although they don't think she has accomplished much. Also, the far-left Leftist consider her too moderate and someone more radical is needed. Here are the top ten contenders, 1-Jerry Brown, he thinks he is the most qualified and maybe he is.2-Elizabeth Warren,she owns the populist Leftists.3-Bill De Blasio- the Leftist love his class warfare attacks against Wall Street, etc.4-Deval Patrick, recommended by Dear Leader.5-Eric Holder-is a political knife thrower who has a strong agenda who always carries a gun for emphasis 6-Brian Sschweitzer, plans on running on an anti-Obama ticket.7-Andrew Cuomo, popular for his anti-gun stance and Hurricane Sandy performance. 8-Rahm Emanual, Hillary is holding her donors for him and he plays dirty. 9- Joe Biden- ties with Obama. 10- Rumor that Obama wants Hillary to lose so that the stage will be set for Michelle in 2020. --------My favorite would be Rahm Emanual with De Blasioas VP. Then we can quickly become the third world country that the voters want.

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  • James E.March 30, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Dee, Jerry might be a possibility, but I don't think voters in the red states know who he is. Plus, wouldn't this be Jerry's fourth try? Didn't work then, won't work now. Elizabeth is not ready for prime time. The rest of your list? You were kidding right?

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  • Dee#1March 30, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Hooray for Obamacare and unions, now college athletics will pay FICA and union dues as well as be insured for maternity care. Those football players are going to need it-------Northwestern University became the first school in the nation to deem its football players full-time employees, thus making them eligible for union representation and health insurance benefits including maternity coverage. --------------- On Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 director Peter Sung Ohr approved the players as employees of the school based on four prerequisite clauses. The team will now have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to unionize and join the College Athletes Players Association, according to Sports Blog Nation. --------------- The kicker is that under Obamacare, the Evanston, Ill.-based team, comprised of more than 50 “employees,” is considered a “large employer” and Northwestern must provide pregnancy-related health care for the all-male team. -------------http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/30/northwestern-university-football-players-to-receive-maternity-coverage-under-obamacare/------------This going to be fun to watch. They might make a bunch of conservatives when these kids being taxed. Ha!Ha!

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  • James E.March 30, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Dee, if they go union, they will only be able to play games Monday through Friday, with vacations and sick leave.

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  • Dee#1March 30, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Nope, that is what the political class is saying. And if we are to "he!! in a hand basket ", we might as well,get it over with so the younger people can start adapting.

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  • James E.March 30, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    Dee, what political class is saying it? May I suggest the Tea Party class makin' fun.

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  • James E.March 30, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Dee, as example. The Mayor of New York running in 2016? Yes, in a comedy sketch on SNL.

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  • Dee#1March 30, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    James. Nope. All very serious and no humor to be seen. The radical Leftists in your party are unhappy with the moderation of Obama and Hillary, (choking,choking) and are demanding further left candidates. They just don't get the coverage because the media wants to keep the discord quiet.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 31, 2014 - 8:04 am

    good morning sock puppets and friends (and trolls) I have some stuff to play with this morning...ready :) connections...to the person who asked if EDAC, CEDAC, CEDAPP and all the variations were involved...lets play. Please forgive typos. http://www.metrochamber.org/ Mtrochamber--sac. --Metro Edge (Josh wood and his crew) is part of this chamber. Metro Pulse...(where the business walks come from an come into our county.) more to come :)

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 31, 2014 - 8:15 am

    Economic Development Strategy ACTION PLAN 2-Oct-07 Vision ... https://www.edcgov.us/.../Economic/econdevstratwrk.a...‎ El Dorado County Economic Development Strategy. ACTION PLAN. 2-Oct-07. Vision Statement. Creating the environment for economic opportunity and job creation. Draft Goals ... tells how they will adopt the Metro Pulse back in 2007...Josh wood is already in the county at this time. We have been following Sac all in the push for the New Economy.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 31, 2014 - 8:19 am

    EPS is a supporter in this youth group...they also have been hiired on some of the reports for development...Bass Lake. http://tiny.cc/62dldx I spoke with my builders yesterday...about the fees in this county...the fact that outsiders are getting the jobs. Afew that were loggers...know the trees are still being sent down the hill. If fees were down, logging was supported...life would improve without so much development. Just a thought.

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 31, 2014 - 8:20 am

    http://tiny.cc/q7dldx Paper on land fill by the Urban Land Institute...2004

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  • Fran DuchampMarch 31, 2014 - 8:45 am

    Good or bad...the lists of people connected--who know each other continues through these little groups...and into the Chambers. and vise versa. Bring back jobs? Start by allowing our people to do the jobs sent into Sac. I know several sites--where if you ask--they are not from here...although we have people who can do the job. If you take jobs away....which some of these people have...you are forcing a hand. You are gathering oppressed people to do what the ones in charge want. There should be NO reason those trees and jobs that go with building left this county. There should be NO reason why are builders cant build here--if we are contracting out--doesnt make sense. I am not no growth...a couple hundred houses--opposed to thousands makes sense why we regroup from really bad management. Let the people vote. so many up here have no clue they have been manipulated...and because they are trying to feed their families--they are just agreeing...sure build huge cities...so we can eat again. Too many lies and manipulations...and the tax payers are supporting all of this--without knowing. CEDAC, CEDAPP...afraid of the petitions...are you afraid the puplic will find out? Even if none of these items go to ballot--sorry the resisdents are waking up. People are now learning who--on the taxpayers buck--brought this into the county. Go to meet and greets...speak to the candidates--but start looking at the people who go...listen for the names at the BOS meetings. I support the system...I support the process...the right to petition to ballot...once there--decide for yourselves.

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  • Dee#1March 31, 2014 - 9:57 am

    Even baby hippos are cute.-------http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/03/31/Baby-Hippopotamus-Born-in-San-Diego-Zoo

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  • Dee#1March 31, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    Dear Leaders' foreign policy is so effective. Another escalation from simmering to boiling.-----SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said.-----http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_KOREAS_TENSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-03-31-09-24-51

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  • James E.March 31, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Dee, what's next? U.S. soldier in Korea fed in the field, trips and drops his food on the ground. Just another example of President Obama's failed foreign policy in Korea. Is there anything that happens in the world that isn't caused by the failure of President Obama?

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  • Dee#1March 31, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    James, I thought he was the leader of the world who was going to reset world relationships to peace in harmony. That was his promise. So yes, if a soldier slips and spills his meal, it is Dear Leaders fault.

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  • James E.March 31, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Dee, I don't think anything the president said could be connected to a soldier tripping over his own feet. Well, except in Tea Party land.

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  • jodyMarch 31, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    in tea party land any thought is possible, logic/truth/reality and critical thinking be damned.

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  • Dee#1March 31, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    James, so you say.

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  • James E.March 31, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    We should get a good rain tonight. Thank you rain gods.

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  • EvelynMarch 31, 2014 - 6:35 pm

    Flight 370 reality check: A Boeing 777 doesn't disappear unless governments want it to disappear - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 31, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    At 9:55 PM - 3/31/2014 Top of the ninth, opening day - Buster Posey belted a two run homer against the Arizona Diamond backs.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 31, 2014 - 10:15 pm

    . . . coming from four runs down, the SF Giants win 9 - 8 against Arizona in the opening game of the 2014 season. Defense sucked. Pablo REALLY sucked!

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  • I won't blow kisses back while flaggingApril 01, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Phil, speak nicely about the Giants or...

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 01, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Pablo looked like a Chupicabra

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  • I won't blow kisses back while flaggingApril 01, 2014 - 4:28 pm

    Now Phil, no fair weather fans buddy! They won so all is right in our world. As the spouse I hate that nickname :(

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 01, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    I won't blow kisses except to Brandon Belt who just blasted a three run homer - top of the first - Giants 4 AZ 0!!0

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  • EvelynApril 01, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Fran: Good morning. I see there's been snow up in your neck of the woods. How much? A few minutes ago when Fonz took me out for my morning constitutional -- between rain squalls -- a snow-covered car passed by. That spells good news, I should think.

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  • R.J. CarterApril 01, 2014 - 8:46 am

    I just wanted to get a thought in today before everybody gets too wound up ........I just got back from Walmart and I've always thought those people that wear pajamas in public were just flat crazy...BUT....After thinking about it, could it be their the ones who have life all figured out.???............. .......

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  • EvelynApril 01, 2014 - 8:50 am

    RJ: I've found that wearing my PJs in public doesn't help at all. Now I stopped wearing them.

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  • R.J. CarterApril 01, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Evelyn....Just between you & I....Sometimes, I think our friend the Col. is about one Cookie65 comment away from roaming the isles of Walmart in super hero pajamas.....The kind with the feet.....

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  • EvelynApril 01, 2014 - 9:11 am

    The PJs with the feet are wonderful, but my feet get wet when it rains. Mine are on the heater right now drying out.

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 9:04 am

    RJ...lololol I sleep in sweatpants...and plaid cotton "pants"--PJ s sort of. I have been to meetings in them. I dont know about "sorting" it all out. They dont hurt my legs :) So Im happy--which makes me more pleasant to be around. I dont go any where people play "dress up"--because I found I dont have fun. My grnadmother always said--if you dont wear something that you are not afraid to get down in the dirt with...whats the point. I have never minded getting dirty. and I fall over in heels...not that i can wear them any more...lololol But thanks for the laughs :)

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 9:09 am

    I have read JUNE HOFFMANs article so many times now--either it is just familiar...or she is actually saying something I might recognise as possible truths <---that worries me. lolololol

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 9:14 am

    lololol...Thanks Miss Evelyn and Rj. I so needed laughs...I have snow outside my door today--which is great. but it grounds me for the day :( I guess ill go clean something..

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 9:25 am

    For my community. I have not decided on who Im voting for--I honor both Brown and Piper for even standing up for us here in Pollock Pines. April 9th at fifty grand ...Kevin Brown is having a meet and greet. Yep--the same place Mr. Owen had his. Means nothing...they are just using the same building. I havent heard what the building feels about the candidates--seems to not be talking. So Im thinking its neutral for now. People...lololol OMG. Kevin Brown: Meet and Greet – 50 Grand Steakhouse April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm go talk to the candidates--ask them questions about why they feel they are the "best" candidate to vote for. Leave the buildings out of it--they have done nothing--they are just buildings. It is like the Community Center--it is just a building.

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 9:30 am

    Kevin Browns link to his events...also contain maps on how to get there. http://www.brownforfive.com/events/

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  • R.J. CarterApril 01, 2014 - 10:42 am

    To recently fired MSNBC wacko Piers Morgan.......Piers, don't let the door hit you in the a** on your way back to England.....P.S....I'm sure my ancestors had tons of fun shooting your ancestors......Well, bye bye....

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  • James E.April 01, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Wouldn't it be great to wear PJs to Raley's. Telling the world "I'm comfortable, so bug off." Sadly, I haven't reached that stage yet. I would say when I moved to Placerville in 1991 I wouldn't even go out in the yard if I wasn't dressed up. That wore off over the years. Guess what? It's April and time for the Nutting trial. It will be a circus. We will finally find out -- guilty or not guilty.

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 11:04 am

    while i agree piers needed to go(hate the accent), he was on CNN, not msnbc

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  • R.J. CarterApril 01, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Jody.....You're absolutely right.....My bad........It was CNN

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 11:11 am

    "Fox Resorts To Hiding Number Of Uninsured Covered By Obamacare ,, Determined to undermine positive news about successful enrollment in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, Fox News drastically downplayed the number of previously uninsured Americans who have gained coverage through the ACA." http://mediamatters.org/

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    The other day someone said how global warming has changed our weather up here--because it snowed...I didnt want to argue...but I have had many years up here where it has snowed this time of year--twice Ive moved in the snow in April. and for those of you that wil say the opposite...April is my birthday month--I tend to remember what happens in this month...lololol Esp. if I have to move boxes in snow. Be back later :)

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  • Dee#1April 01, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Fran, there is an old truism up here, snow isn't over until it snows on the dogwood. My tree is just getting her buds so I would say we will have at least one more incident of snow. Although last year, it was just a few flakes.

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    I remember--the first year here...my grandfather told me the saying...I finally bought a small tree--so he could take it higher to be snowed on--he didnt think that was funny...lololol pretty little tree. We went from huge snow storms (I had never seen snow fall before) to hot that year--there was no spring. He said that we just didnt see the tree it snowed on :) Have fun today Dee #1 I am going to try to get to the gas station...hope they are up and running.

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  • R.J. CarterApril 01, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    Batten down the hatches......Word has it on Facebook there's a real gully washing band of weather moving in from the coast....It's going through the Bay area right now....If it stays together it should hit us around 5:00 P.M.....We need it.....

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  • James E.April 01, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    R.J., once in Germany from sunset to sunrise we received seven inches of rain. We need one of those.

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  • Dee#1April 01, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    Fran, don't forget to clean out Safeway. Stay safe and warm and enjoy the spring snow.P.S. I bet Grandpa laughed.

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  • Dee#1April 01, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, James and Jody believe the Administration's numbers on Obamacare. Now that is an example of faith.

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    actually I didn't get my "facts" from my commander in chief. In the end, the "facts" will come out, I will either be right or wrong... http://acasignups.net/

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  • James E.April 01, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Dee, you must have missed where I said I have not personally counted them myself. Ergo, I cannot believe or disbelieve.

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  • R.J. CarterApril 01, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    The same guy said... "If you like your healthcare plan, you'll be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period......AND......"Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."......AND..... "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits."......AND......Obamacare will "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."....AND....It's not a government takeover: "I don't believe that government can or should run healthcare."........And and now, with absolutely nothing to back it up, the President just strolls out and says more than 7 million people have signed up for health care and there's people who don't question it??........Wow....I guess we have to give him a pass on this one since it is APRIL FOOLS DAY......

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    as a reminder: the bush years, how many soldiers killed in two poorly executed wars, one illegitimate. how many Iraqi, afghan civilians killed? how much American treasure wasted? 10's of thousands that's how many. now, ask yourself, how many Americans have died as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    If you don't understand my logic then here is a hint. If you see a robot walking down the street backwards how many flapjacks does it take to shingle a dog house?

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    from the REAL JODY< nice try cookie65. I guess the 65 stands for your (fill in the blank)

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  • James E.April 01, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    R.J., the administration announces 7.04 million on April 1st, and Ryan releases his austerity budget on April 1st. Looks like a standoff. And, true, not a government take over, it's an health insurance corporation take over, aided and abeted by the government. A government take over would be Medicare For All.

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  • jodyApril 01, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    "House Speaker John Boehner: “House Republicans will continue to work to repeal this law and protect families and small businesses from its harmful consequences," he added. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that “millions of Americans [are] facing higher premiums, canceled plans and the loss of doctors and hospitals they liked as a result of this law.” Once again, he called for it to be scrapped."

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  • Courtney StoddenApril 01, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    WRONG, Jody. It was me. 'tard

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  • Fran DuchampApril 01, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    The4000 Launch By Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange · Updated about 4 months ago · Taken at Assembly Music Hall This afternoon, Mayor Johnson announced the formation of The 4000, a new coalition that will bring together the best of Sacramento - top business, labor, political, and civic leaders from around our community - to stand up and fight for the 4,000 jobs tied to the downtown arena. The Mayor, alongside Senator Darrell Steinberg and Senator Ted Gaines, will lead this coalition. The4000 will be focused on making clear exactly what choice lies before Sacramento: the opportunity to create - or destroy - 4,000 jobs. Josh Woods of Region Builders will be the Executive Director. #BiggerThanBasketball http://tiny.cc/1j3ndx Facebook

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  • EvelynApril 01, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    . . . hmmmmm.

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  • EvelynApril 01, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    CALL TO THE TROOPS: A week or two or three ago we talked about abandoning DEGENERATION (I hate leaving!) for a new, less cluttered and faster home. The loose consensus was that at 1,500 comments we'd shove off. We're nearly there. How about moving to SOUR GRAPES (here)? The name is easy to remember and totally suitable for the likes of us. Doing a Mt. Dem. search on SOUR GRAPES brings it up straight away. James, Fran, Phil, jody, Dee#1, RJ, others???? (I'm ready any time you are.)

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  • I won't blow kisses back while flaggingApril 01, 2014 - 7:56 pm

    He better after holding up spring training while he was off signing his contract haha...love them all...go Giants.

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  • Dee#1April 01, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Evelyn, Sour Grapes sounds fine and appropriate. Just let us know.

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  • EvelynApril 01, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Thanks, Dee. When one more OK comes in, let's move, hoping that everyone saw us packing!

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  • Dee#1April 01, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu135210.html#DtPekzQpooA17Muv.99

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  • R.J. CarterApril 02, 2014 - 6:59 am

    Evelyn......The "sour grapes" site is cool with me, but I don't post near as much as most folks here......Only when I'm trapped at home due to weather or really-really out of my skull bored......Anywho, I'll be able to find all you members of the "Fun Bunch" no matter which site you choose....No worries.....

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  • EvelynApril 02, 2014 - 7:12 am

    Good morning, RJ -- and troops. Though SOUR GRAPES would be a great new home for the "Fun Bunch", Phil makes the point that all the resulting "pings" would probably drive Wendy Schultz crazy. So ....... HERE is a new proposal. SUMMER BRIDGE will be easy to remember and the LTE looks pretty much like a "finished business". Fran, James, Phil, Dee#1, jody, others?????

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  • Dee#1April 02, 2014 - 7:20 am

    Evelyn, very appropriate for this time of year. Summer bridge it is.

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