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Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 14th 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

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First one.... thats rare.

First one.... thats rare. usually i am way down on the list.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Another beautiful day in Silver Lake

The hummers are feeding, the flowers are blooming, and Miss poi is back..... wink
And I shoudn't forget Jon...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

bad joke

aophiuchus wrote:

The hummers are feeding, the flowers are blooming, and Miss poi is back..... wink
And I shoudn't forget Jon...

Don't forget my other two husbands Jim and Tom;)See the forums are a lot less corny when I am not around:P

You guys are just stuck with me.

Miss POI

I read your "I'm back post" to make sure I had the name correct.

miss poi wrote:
aophiuchus wrote:

The hummers are feeding, the flowers are blooming, and Miss poi is back..... wink
And I shoudn't forget Jon...

Don't forget my other two husbands Jim and Tom;)See the forums are a lot less corny when I am not around:P

You guys are just stuck with me.

Miss POI

We aren't stuck with you, we all love you and the site.... grin

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i finally got my windmill!!!

hello all, i finally got my windmill. i am exicted. i plan on going to get the general maintainer status after this. i hope to contribute to this wonderful site in the near future. thanks to all.

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Thanasi---Magellan RoadMate 1700LM , & Magellan RoadMate 5045LM "Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go!!!!" Movie: Mad Max - 1979

My quote of the week !

Good Friends are like Stars.

You don't always see them but you know they are always there !

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Congrats!!

thanasi2471 wrote:

hello all, i finally got my windmill. i am exicted. i plan on going to get the general maintainer status after this. i hope to contribute to this wonderful site in the near future. thanks to all.

It's great to have you in the group. Be sure to stay acttive.

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Steve

Coffee Break

The other day I sent Sparky out to get me a cup of coffee. He cam back without the coffee and very upset.
I check the video cams in the break room and this is what i saw.

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He got his oil checked?

H Hannah wrote:

The other day I sent Sparky out to get me a cup of coffee. He cam back without the coffee and very upset.
I check the video cams in the break room and this is what i saw.

rolleyes

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

The Brett Favre saga

The Brett Favre saga continues..........

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

How can we solve the nation's oil shortage crisis?

I see alternative sources wind, nuclear, solar as a way to reduce the need for some oil but we cannot run our current cars directly on any of these unless you have a plug in electric car.

Drilling off our coast lines and in Alaska is a no brainer for me. Glad Mr. Bush lifted the Executive ban on coastal drilling. It is difficult to understand why Congress will not allow these sources from the oil companies.

Our best opportunity would be to convert coal or shale oil into a usable liquid fuel. Germany developed the process in 1919, and used it during World War II to run their war machine. South Africa currently uses this method to fuel their cars. (see http://www.google.com/patents?id=wOsqAAAAEBAJ&dq=3972958) We need a company like General Electric to design and build a processing plant to convert coal into a gasoline equivalent fuel. The plant would need to meet the current emissions a refinery, that converts crude oil into gasoline, must meet. Our government should offer a $10 billion tax incentive to develop such a plant. It would need to produce 25 million gallons per day of gasoline equivalent fuel. The fuel would need to run in our cars with little or no conversions and cost $2.00 or less per gallon. The plant would need to be up and running in 3 years or less. If less there should be a greater tax incentive.

This should cut the cost of existing gasoline from foreign sources. Building a 2nd, 3rd and 4th plant should be undertaken in the following 3 years or less. Build the conversion plants next to the coal mines or shale mines to reduce transportation costs of the raw fuel material.

What is your fix to the problem?

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Quote

Quote for the week: To learn baby care, start at the bottom.

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Like It

kkkelleher wrote:

What is your fix to the problem?

I like your solution, with one possible exception. I don't like GE because they do business with Iran. Other than that, it's a great plan. Now, I'd suggest you run for a seat in the House or Senate, since they seem to be the stumbling block on energy independence.

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

The Rays Drop 7

Seven losses in a row - good grief crying

Maybe the all-star break will help (Lord knows they need help).

GO RAYS!!!!

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Windmill -

thanasi2471 wrote:

hello all, i finally got my windmill. i am exicted. i plan on going to get the general maintainer status after this. i hope to contribute to this wonderful site in the near future. thanks to all.

Congratulations - Keep up the good work and you'll have all the badges.
In the interim, Have Fun.

Go Cubbies!

Go Cubbies!

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Go Blackhawks

Happy Bastille Day

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

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HUH?????????????

davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Be nice to us. smile

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

just in Garmin.com

The new update for the 6xx series is ready if you dont have it.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

I too am a humanitarian

adcusnret wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Be nice to us. smile

Dear Ret,

Doctor Guillotin was a humanitarian.

Your brother, Citizen Robespierre

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

And a happy

davidwynyard wrote:
adcusnret wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Be nice to us. smile

Dear Ret,

Doctor Guillotin was a humanitarian.

Your brother, Citizen Robespierre

bastille day to all...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Agatha Christie

adcusnret wrote:

HUH?????????????

“The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself – and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.” -- Agatha Christie

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

Election

I love the way the current congress and senators that are up fro reelection are saying reelecet me and I will reduce the price of gas and create more or new jobs. Question is what have they been doing the last four years when they were elected or reelected then.?

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Right On!!!

johnm405 wrote:

I love the way the current congress and senators that are up fro reelection are saying reelecet me and I will reduce the price of gas and create more or new jobs. Question is what have they been doing the last four years when they were elected or reelected then.?

Right on, John!!! In its last session, our state legislature voted on a new official state song. Isn't that exciting!

Meanwhile, we have the oil crisis, homeowners insurance & property taxes that are out of control, our grocery bill is out of sight, our home lost about $100,000 in value and my retirement account balances... well, I may have to go back to work (at least that's what my wife tells me) if I could find a job.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Laws

our last session they passed a bill to take most sports drinks out of the grocery store and put them in the state liquior store. Also both presidental canidates are current senitors and what have they done to cut the cost. But listen to what they say they will do if elected president. All a bunch of bull.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

i so enjoy the

My Pet Hot Dog series ...

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it's the dog's fault

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davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Followed by the guillotine, Napoleon, and years of European war. Ah, the French. And they still believe that the rest of the world should emulate them.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

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kkkelleher wrote:

What is your fix to the problem?

About the same as yours, except that everyone agrees that new drilling won't show results for 10 years and then won't bring down fuel prices.

And I'd add biofuels, not from corn but from something more efficient and less important to the food supply. One of the evening news shows had a piece on sweet sorghum as showing promise.

The U.S. may have to build the coal/oil shale refineries itself and then sell or lease them to operators to run them. Or maybe run them itself if it can do so efficiently. It is a national security issue. The Air Force is already meeting some of its fuel needs by refining coal. Again, something I saw on the news, but don't know the details.

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Alexis de Tocqueville

dminz wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Followed by the guillotine, Napoleon, and years of European war. Ah, the French. And they still believe that the rest of the world should emulate them.

Dear DM,

Wars in Europe did not commence with the French Revolution. Although this Brit has no idea what the French believe, he certainly recognises that little seems to have changed since Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about some other folks.

david

P.S. The guillotine was a humanitarian invention.

P.P.S. Red wine is good for you.

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

[Suggestion] Website functionality : "Alert Moderators"

I don't know if the functionality already is present, and I just don't see it. Or, maybe the functionality needs to be implemented.

Is there an "Alert Moderators" option on individual posts/topics, so that Miss POI et al can be informed when a post/topic "starts" to go really off-topic? On other discussion boards, I've seen a little button which provided this functionality. A user would click on the button, and little popup form would allow the user to add details/explanation for the need to "Alert Moderators" -- maybe even as simple as a suggestion to the moderators to move a specific topic/post to a different forum.

There's already an "open forum" for "off-topic" discussions. But as the US (Presidential) Elections get closer, there is a chance for more and more "off-topic" responses in the other fora.

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opps.

im trying to figure out this stuff. sorry.see below.

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Thanasi---Magellan RoadMate 1700LM , & Magellan RoadMate 5045LM "Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go!!!!" Movie: Mad Max - 1979

OMG!!! i am so tired of him and this crap...

rpm4 wrote:

The Brett Favre saga continues..........

i am so sick of him.
go away and retire already.
do the world a favor.

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Thanasi---Magellan RoadMate 1700LM , & Magellan RoadMate 5045LM "Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go!!!!" Movie: Mad Max - 1979

Sometimes things don't go your way, so just roll with it!

squirrelproductions wrote:

I don't know if the functionality already is present, and I just don't see it. Or, maybe the functionality needs to be implemented.

Is there an "Alert Moderators" option on individual posts/topics, so that Miss POI et al can be informed when a post/topic "starts" to go really off-topic? On other discussion boards, I've seen a little button which provided this functionality. A user would click on the button, and little popup form would allow the user to add details/explanation for the need to "Alert Moderators" -- maybe even as simple as a suggestion to the moderators to move a specific topic/post to a different forum.

There's already an "open forum" for "off-topic" discussions. But as the US (Presidential) Elections get closer, there is a chance for more and more "off-topic" responses in the other fora.

Squirrel I don't Agree you,
However if YOU make a post that you believe was made in the wrong place, you can always leave MissPOI a private message and say you made a mistake and would like it moved, I have asked this a couple times myself, otherwise your asking to censor what other people are saying about a particular topic, because you feel it's off topic and it could be, generally off topic posts last a few posts and return to the original thoughts of the thread.

By censoring a thread you jeopardize the spirit of the whole community, if you don't like what your reading at the time because the conversation has gone to the left or right of what you think, either go a few messages forward till the thread returns to what YOU think it should be, or page forward till it does because it always returns.

Indecent posts are a different story, because this is a family oriented community, please report those immediately to MissPoi in a private message.

Communities have a way of self policing, and that is what makes this a Super Forum standing above others. Do we really need a Tattle Tale Button?

I must admit my Grand Kids use them against one another though, mainly because they haven't learned to communicate (voice their opinions) or play well with the others yet. wink

Bob

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Packers should hold him as a second string Quarterback

rpm4 wrote:

The Brett Favre saga continues..........

Sounds to me like Favre didn't think things out before saying he was going to retire!

"The Packers moving on does not bother me," Favre said. "It doesn't. I totally understand that. By me retiring March 3, I knew that could possibly happen. All I was saying is, you know, I'm thinking about playing again." He wasn't thinking on March 3rd

Favre said he has thought about the ramifications of playing for another team, moving to another city and angering some Packers fans. He wasn't thinking about being a second string Quarterback

"You know, the bottom line is, I may not play anywhere," Favre said. "But we have thought of all those things. We have thought about it." He wasn't thinking Not Even a Little Bit

I personally think the Packers should hold him as a second string Quarterback and make him sit on the bench or force him into retirement. These sports stars have no allegiance to any team or the fans, just the almighty dollar.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

hi

squirrelproductions wrote:

I don't know if the functionality already is present, and I just don't see it. Or, maybe the functionality needs to be implemented.

Is there an "Alert Moderators" option on individual posts/topics, so that Miss POI et al can be informed when a post/topic "starts" to go really off-topic? On other discussion boards, I've seen a little button which provided this functionality. A user would click on the button, and little popup form would allow the user to add details/explanation for the need to "Alert Moderators" -- maybe even as simple as a suggestion to the moderators to move a specific topic/post to a different forum.

There's already an "open forum" for "off-topic" discussions. But as the US (Presidential) Elections get closer, there is a chance for more and more "off-topic" responses in the other fora.

I want to quickly respond to this suggestion.

I have many different hats to wear in my duties to this site. We are not just a discussion forum and my responsibilities are huge compared to what other forum moderators may be doing.

I read every post and respond when I feel it is appropriate. I don't really pay much attention to what threads are where and if it is on or off topic.

I do catch some things at times and will redirect if I feel that it is to hard for others to follow.

Most of what I do around the site is to help manage all the projects that are going on, research the Red Light camera file locations and keep everything organized on the site.

I spend a lot of time adding things to the site, things that come from the moderation queue and also the Photos, BMP Icons and sounds. I am hoping to get some of these things changed so that members can submit them like they would a GPX or a CSV file.

I work on the site at least 20 to 30 hours a week, it is my full time job and a career that I absolutely adore. I get to help people learn new skills and feel good about the things they are accomplishing.

I would not have the time to get everything done on the site if I had to pay more attention to direction that each thread is taking. I use the unread post feature and sometimes I don't even pay attention to what the thread is titled when I read it.

When the elections get closer we may create a thread or a forum area where those discussions can be held.

Miss POI

Thanks, Rays!

Gary A wrote:

Seven losses in a row - good grief crying

Maybe the all-star break will help (Lord knows they need help).

GO RAYS!!!!

Many THANKS to the Tampa Bay Rays! The Indians may still be in last place, but we beat the Rays - four games in a row!

Wahoo! razz

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OK

jkaplan wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Seven losses in a row - good grief crying

Maybe the all-star break will help (Lord knows they need help).

GO RAYS!!!!

Many THANKS to the Tampa Bay Rays! The Indians may still be in last place, but we beat the Rays - four games in a row!

Wahoo! razz

You're welcome. crying

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Moderating

miss poi wrote:

When the elections get closer we may create a thread or a forum area where those discussions can be held.

Miss POI

The only thing that can be added to your statement, Miss POI, is that you do an absolutely superior job! This is definately one of my favorite places (even tho I currently use a "dummie" on-board Honda Navi system that won't accept external POIs). I have a Garmin Nuvi 750 that is LOADED with POIs from your site, and I love the interaction with other folks of like interests. Thank you, and keep up the GREAT work!

Joel

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davidwynyard wrote:
dminz wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Followed by the guillotine, Napoleon, and years of European war. Ah, the French. And they still believe that the rest of the world should emulate them.

Dear DM,
Wars in Europe did not commence with the French Revolution. Although this Brit has no idea what the French believe, he certainly recognises that little seems to have changed since Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about some other folks.

david

P.S. The guillotine was a humanitarian invention.

P.P.S. Red wine is good for you.

So you really think my point was that Napoleon invented war in Europe? Just to make it clear to you, I think he only was responsible for about a dozen years of war. And the French made him an EMPEROR. Some Egalite!

So you really think I was commenting on the efficacy of the guillotine as an instrument of capital punishment? No again. I was just pointing out that the French Revolution, despite the high-sounding motto, started a Reign of Terror during which thousands of people were executed by the guillotine without fair trials. Some Fraternite!

I don't see the relevance but I agree that red wine has health benefits. I drink California red wine every day.

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miss poi wrote:

When the elections get closer we may create a thread or a forum area where those discussions can be held.

Miss POI

I don't see how anything can be off-topic in a chit-chat thread, but I would welcome a political thread year-round. Such discussion is an integral part of democracy, even if it sometimes gets heated.

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yup

dminz wrote:
miss poi wrote:

When the elections get closer we may create a thread or a forum area where those discussions can be held.

Miss POI

I don't see how anything can be off-topic in a chit-chat thread, but I would welcome a political thread year-round. Such discussion is an integral part of democracy, even if it sometimes gets heated.

It also gives users that don't want to read about it the option of ignoring the forum if they would like. I will work on getting this project off the ground.

Miss POI

That reminds me of a joke!

dminz wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

Followed by the guillotine, Napoleon, and years of European war. Ah, the French. And they still believe that the rest of the world should emulate them.

Two Generals were standing talking, one British the other French. The French General asks why do your soldiers wear red coats? The British General thinks, then answers because if the troops get shot the enemy won't be able to see their blood.
The French General thinks about it for a while and agrees with the idea behind the red coats. He then turns to to his troops and says "Men I want you all to put on your brown pants"

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Sorry about your Rays....

Gary A wrote:

Seven losses in a row - good grief crying

Maybe the all-star break will help (Lord knows they need help).

GO RAYS!!!!

You did say last week it was only a matter of time before it all went south... I just hope the Yanks wake up in the second half like last year. I'm sure the Mets arent too happy about having 3 days off as they are WHITE HOT right now.

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Louie Lou Nuvi 770

Spending time in MI.

Spending time in MI.

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"If there's a new way I'll be the first in line, but it better work this time!"

Bud sold to Belgian Brewery

I'm both shocked and depressed that Budweiser, all American Brand up there with Coke and McDonalds, has been sold to a Belgian Brewery.

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Astoria NYC - Greek Places

Hello Thanasi,

from one Greek to another, you might want to check a small POI file I have uploaded on some of the Greek places that I know in Astoria, NY.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/15103

It will be good to have some more POI's of Greek places around.

Christos

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Zeus

Husbands...

Not long ago, I met a man who introduced me to his wife and then said, "She has 3 husbands, for real".
It took a while, but I finally figured it out.

All husbands were alive and legal.
No they were not polygamists.

Can you figure it out?

razz

I'll check back .... smile

Ditmars Blvd. Greek Bakery

zeus33 wrote:

Hello Thanasi,

from one Greek to another, you might want to check a small POI file I have uploaded on some of the Greek places that I know in Astoria, NY.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/15103

It will be good to have some more POI's of Greek places around.

Christos

Christos
I use to take the subway out to Astoria from Lower Manhattan. At the very end of the N line at Ditmars Blvd. looking at the end of the tracks and below the subway platform to your right and a little behind you there is a Greek Bakery, in English it is called "The White House Bakery" the Greek pronunciation of it's name "Lefkos Pirgos Bakery. It has got to have the best almond cookies in the whole world. If you know the place I am talking about please include it in the Astoria POI file.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Husbands...

2 of them are from prior marriage.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Wednesday!

Happy hump day... the All Star Game is still going and going and going...

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