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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 35,238

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Now begins tha annual waiting game - I file my 1040 the day i have all the documents

in hand, but right now I'm waiting for two W-2s and my mortgage interest form.

Where are the conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of Martin Luther King?

It was obvious to me when they found James Earl Ray in London that he'd been hired to murder King, then hung out to dry to stop any further investigation.

In 1968, it was unusual to have a passport. Most airline tickets went through a travel agent. Yet we are told to believe that a two bit car thief got out of prison, just happened to get a hotel room with a line of sight to where King was staying, shot King and then flew to London. Meanwhile. authorities magically identified the shooter and found him.

I don't expect the latest and greatest from my local county hospital -

anything serious gets referred to a hospital in Syracuse which has the trauma center, children's wing, cardiac center etc. But setting aside the tiny rural hospitals, is there any difference between the teaching hospitals in the nearest metro center and the big names like Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, etc? I hear of people going to them only to be told pretty much what their local doctors already told them.

IIRC, the Republicans in Congress held up Sandy Aid on the grounds that it would

be mis-used because of political corruption in New Jersey.

What do you do with your cane when you aren't walking?

Post here is someone you know has made a doctor's appointment after

signing up for Obama care.

My son rushed home from work, picked up his insurance card which had arrived in that day's mail, and went to a doctpr's appointment and found out his blood pressure is too high.

Autoimmune disease and fatigue -

Just before Christmas my S-10 was t-boned by a Ford Explorer. The impact bent the frame and pushed the cab two feet from the bed.

I was very lucky - knocked out briefly and left with some muscle spasms, sprains and bruises; all of which are healing up nicely.(God bless the engineers at Ford and GM!)

Here's the odd thing - my mouth is even drier than normal, showing that my Sjogren's is still at the party, but I feel somewhat zippier. Maybe it's a side effect of the massive adrenaline burst and/or my body actually having something to heal. I wouldn't recommend trying this solution, but thought it worth mentioning.

Cokey Roberts - you're missing the big story!

This morning on NPR, Cokey was discussing how all the Republicans are following instructions and hitting the same talking points. The real story here, who is issuing the talking points? Who pays that person?

Are there some deep pockets in the background here:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As lawsuits continue to be filed over last week's Elk River chemical leak, attorneys in the cases say they should be grouped together and referred to the state's mass litigation panel.

At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court since a chemical leak from Freedom Industries on Thursday caused the loss of water service to thousands of West Virginians.


or are people kidding themselves?

Anyone follow up to see what happened to the that town in Texas that got blown away?

Young adults (20's, 30's) in my rural town are getting arrested for making

meth and trading in cocaine. If all the local factories that shut down the last 10 years were open, would they be working there instead?
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