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Woman's act of kindness for blind Cubs fan goes viral


By:  @pj, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Woman's act of kindness for blind Cubs fan goes viral 24  Jennifer Earl 12 hrs ago               © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. screen-shot-2017-06-09-at-5-20-22-pm.png For several minutes, Ryan Hamilton watched as a blind man tried to hail a cab while Chicago Cubs fans poured out of Wrigley Field. The Chicago resident was on a rooftop across the street when he noticed thousands of people passing the man, who was holding a walking... 
 
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Memorial Day


By:  @pj, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was... 
 
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Friendship


By:  @randy, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

By Randy Snyder   Last night I emailed an old friend. Now I haven't been in contact with him for about 4 or 5 years. It's not that I have been angry with him or that he has been angry with me and that we haven't been talking to each other. In fact in the 42 years I have known Dave I don't think there has ever really been an angry word pass between us.       What happened with not being in touch for a few years is completely normal for us. Of course when we were younger and... 
 
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What is a veteran?


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @randy, one month ago

    OK, so I know someone who I will not identify by relationship because I just don't want to go there. I will say they are not a member of this site, nor one of my sons, so I just wanted to establish that.     This person is a male in their 40's who has not worked for a bit for the past 5 years when they received an inheritance from a grandparent, upon which they they quit their job and spent the inheritance smoking Medical Marijuana (they live in Arizona and it was... 
 
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Road Trip!


By:  @pj, one month ago
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Latest By:  @mark-in-wyoming, one month ago

I've decided to take a road trip this year.  I'm just starting to map out my trip.  The States I'm hoping to visit are: Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.    If anyone has any recommendations on lodging or attractions I should visit while in one or more of these States I would love to hear about them.    
 
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'Overly obese' body sparks Ohio funeral home fire


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 2 months ago

A crematorium in Ohio caught fire while burning the remains of an "overly obese" body, according to the owner. Don Catchen said the corpse caused flames to engulf one of his units in the city of Cincinnati. The fat in the body burned at a higher temperature, prompting the blaze, said the city fire chief. The blog Confessions of a Funeral Director describes a blaze resulting from the cremation of a morbidly obese person as a "grease fire" . No other parts of the building... 
 
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Time Fades All


By:  @johnrussell, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 months ago

There has been a twitter controversy. Who is the most famous alumnus of Gonzaga University (one of the teams in this weekend's "final four" of college basketball), former NBA star John Stockton , who retired in 2003, or entertainer Bing Crosby , who died in 1977 ? The ESPN talk show hosts Mike and Mike were discussing this during a show this week.  "Kids today don't know who Bing Crosby is" (was) , one of the hosts said. "My two sons are 14 and 16 and never heard of him".  He also... 
 
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Gilbert Baker, LGBT rainbow flag creator, dies aged 65


By:  @randy, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 3 months ago

Gilbert Baker, the San-Francisco-based artist who created the rainbow flag as a symbol for the gay community, has died aged 65, US media report. The San Francisco Chronicle said Mr Baker died in his sleep at his home in New York on Thursday night. He initially designed an eight-colour flag in 1978 for the city's gay freedom day, the precursor to the modern pride parade. A candlelight vigil is planned for Friday evening in San Francisco. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black... 
 
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This Week's Word


By:  @pj, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @pj, 3 months ago

In an effort to help some members I thought it would be a good idea to introduce a new word each week.  This week's word is:  COLLUSION col·lu·sion kəˈlo͞oZHən/ noun   secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others. "the armed forces were working  in collusion with  drug traffickers" synonyms: conspiracy ,  connivance ,  complicity ,  intrigue , plotting, secret understanding,... 
 
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Ohio Carjacking Duo Stymied by Stick Shift: Police


By:  @pj, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 months ago

Ohio Carjacking Duo Stymied by Stick Shift: Police by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND — Cleveland police say an 18-year-old serial carjacker was arrested after his accomplice couldn't drive a stick shift — even with some coaching from the victim. Damari Wayne was charged with robbery. Police say he committed three armed carjackings between Feb. 11 and Feb. 21, Cleveland.com reports. Police say Wayne and a 17-year-old boy attempted to steal a 23-year-old man's car on Feb. 21. The... 
 
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What was the worst thing you did when you were a little kid?


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @the-hottest, 4 months ago

What was the worst thing you did when you were a little kid? There are actually two really bad things that I remember doing when I was a little kid, and I can't decide which was the worst.  I recall that a playmate and I got hold of a box of matches, and what kids aren't fascinated by striking a match on the rough side of the box and seeing it flare up? Well, my friend and I went into a big field that was surrounded by the road on one side and the other three sides were lined by the... 
 
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The American Dream


By:  @pj, 4 months ago
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The American Dream By: PJ February 15, 2017 Uninspired……… It’s dark and bleak with no confidence to speak How can I feel inspired The truth is mired in a swirl of hate and constant debate The trust is gone, no hope, no faith No unity binds us No Country combines us And we stand apart   Uninspired……… I close my eyes, my ears, my heart We are too far apart I don’t seek you out And you turn from me As the miles... 
 
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Fake News


By:  @aeonpax, 6 months ago
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You Tube blurb " Head Coach Jeff Walz of the U of L Women's Basketball NCAA D1 team tells it like it is when we raise kids in this "everyone gets a trophy no matter what" mentality age and era, and it needs to stop!" [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="Ko42EXjYCyw"]  
 
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Fall Foliage in Full Swing


By:  @enoch, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 8 months ago

Today Mrs. E. and I voted at 6:30 AM. We were the first and second to cast our votes in our District. Having performed the Brachot ha Sacharit (pre-dawn blessings) prior to our going to vote, I dropped Mrs. E. off at our mechanics shop fort an Oil Lube and Filter of the Saftah-Machonit (Grandmother's Auto). I went on to Sacharit (Morning Prayer Service. I just got home. In a moment the Bialishtocken Bagel, Lox and Cheese, with coffee breakfast will be ready. A great treat for... 
 
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American Politics: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @moonchild63, 8 months ago

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Out of here until the election is over


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @hal-a-lujah, 8 months ago

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The Last Day of Marching Season


By:  @community, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 8 months ago

Since the first weekend of July, my family has been tied up in marching season for my son's high school band.  First, there was band camp, starting the second week of July-- two weeks of 9 am to 9 pm days for my son, as my husband spent every Saturday and Sunday and every night after work, making giant Easter Island Heads, called, the Moai, as band props, for 9+ weeks.  There were 6 of them, two were 8' tall, three were 10' tall, and one, whom we all named Larry, was 12' tall.  This... 
 
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If Trump wins, what will you do?


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @spikegary, 8 months ago

It's not likely that the catastrophe of Trump becoming POTUS will happen, unless something really disastrous happens to Hillary. But think about it, it's not impossible, so if in fact Trump does win the election, what will YOU do?  Will you emigrate to another country? Buy a lot of guns and ammunition? Will you conspire to start a revolution? What will you do? NOOOOOOOO! This CAN'T happen: Think about it... Do you want to live in an igloo? Sarah says you can see... 
 
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How Dinner With My Wife Changed My Career


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 9 months ago

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Talk to the Hand or “Thumb”


By:  @pj, last year
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Latest By:  @pj, 9 months ago

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How a sip of beer killed my closest friend


By:  @community, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @jr, 9 months ago

"Steve?" "Yeah?" "Steve, it's Shelley. Hey, I've left a few messages for Sara. Is she mad at me or something? I haven't heard back from her." "She's dead." I sat down. "What?" Steve was Sara's ex-husband. He knew I was her closest friend. "I was going to call you but…" he trailed off. "But what? How long ago? What happened?" "She choked on a beer and apparently inhaled some of it. She got a yeast infection in her lungs. It killed her in two weeks." I don't... 
 
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When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist


By:  @community, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 9 months ago

In the summer of 1936, a plain and sturdy farm woman from southern Minnesota traveled to New York to meet the mayor, stay at the Waldorf, dine at the Stork Club and make headlines in every major newspaper. That woman was Susan Eisele, my grandmother, who Country Home magazine selected — out of 4,000 entrants — as its "Rural Correspondent of the Year." The award came with a $200 prize and a two-week trip to New York and Washington. To understand what a big deal it was to go from... 
 
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Buzz takes an aspirin a day - who gives a shit?


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 9 months ago

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