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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
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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.

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So, I'm on a short course of prednisone, but I'm also off all NSAIDS for a while -

I didn't realize how much mild chronic joint pain I was having until i stopped the motrin!

Advice for female freshmen college students:

I had an e-mail from an organization that brought up this subject, so I thought now would be a good time to touch on a delicate topic.

Women have a right to be out in public, wearing what they want, drinking what they want. That said, many, many young women become victims of predators during their first semester away at college. The problem is that situations that should be safe are often very unsafe.

So - don't go to a drinking party alone, with strangers or the "nice boy" you met at orientation. Go with someone you trust to watch your back.

Watch your drink and watch how much you drink. Drinks have been spiked, but the original date rape drug is still alcohol.

If you are assaulted in any way, call the Police. Many colleges and universities want to protect their reputation more than they want justice for you.


Advice for male college students: No means no. Unless the person is both sober enough to drive and conscious, hands off. Stop drinking before you lose your judgment skills. Don't do anything as a member of a group that you wouldn't be happy explaining to your parents or siblings. Remember that being charged with a rape isn't worth it.

Did pastries and fast foods use to taste better?

I loved the donuts we got at the local donut shop. Whenever I get a donut now, it's a disappointment.

I suspect the reason is here:

Donut: Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron as Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Soybean Oil, Cocoa processed with alkali, Dextrose, Yeast, Contains less than 2% of the following: Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sugar, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Salt, Defatted Soy Flour, Gelatinized Wheat Starch, Mono and Diglycerides, Maltodextrin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Enzyme, Sucralose, Eggs, Milk; Chocolate Buttercreme Filling: Sugar, Vegetable Shortening (Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Mono and Diglycerides), Corn Syrup, Water, Cocoa processed with alkali, Corn Starch, Salt, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oils), Artificial Flavor, Chocolate Liquor, Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Polysorbate 60; Powdered Sugar: Dextrose, Corn Starch, Vegetable Oil (Soybean and/or Cottonseed), Palm Oil, Titanium Dioxide (Color), Artificial Flavor.

I doubt McDonald's started out making hamburgers out of anything but the same ground beef the supermarket sells. Fifty years of food science may have increased profits, but it hasn't done anything for taste or quality!

I think it's a good thing Republicans are passing so many abortion restrictions in state

legislatures -

It's making people sit up and take notice that Republicans have taken over their state legislature!

When should video tape be admitted in evidence in court?

What kind of police officer would go through that walk through

with George Zimmerman without challenging his account?

I didn't watch the Zimmeran trial gavel to gavel, and I'm wondering

1. who brought in the video tape of Zimmerman describing the events to the police? In effect, Zimmerman testified without being subjected to a cross examination.

2, Was the jury shown the animated version of Zimmerman's story?

Anyone want to speculate on how long Zimmerman can stay out of trouble?

I'm thinking of OJ Simpson, now in prison for a stupid attempt at armed robbery.

Zimmerman is going to be caught, sooner or later.

I'd like to point out a wierd hacking attack -

Yesterday i posted a link to a photo of Trayvon Martin and his family from this Scopes page:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/martin.asp

The link worked fine yesterday, but todauy waht you see on my post is a big green Yuck face. I went back to Scopes, and the photo is still there, but if you try to link to the photo, you get a Yuck face.

Something wierd happened to a post of mine -

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3236681

I looked today, and there is a big green Yuck face in place of the link to a photo featuring Trayvon Martin and his family


Going back to the Scopes site - someone seems to have been hacking their page since the link there goes to the Yuck face too!
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