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I've got my first date in 24 years tomorrow night...............

I've been single all these years & haven't had one date. I have 3 brothers who I have asked to set me up with any of their friends. They don't. I have one sister-in-law who has told me that I'm too smart. Her insinuation was that men don't like smart women. I've mostly worked with men who were attached & even though I was tempted, I don't crap where I eat.

I'm in an organization with this man, and he was just widowed 6 weeks ago. He called the other day & we're going to a concert at one of the county parks.

I will let you know how it goes.

I a white woman stopped for gas today.........

here in Western Pennsylvania. There was a car at the next pump over with New Jersey plates. A young African-American woman was driving. I asked where she was from in New Jersey, (just wanted to converse & have relatives in NJ, not that they would know each other, but a way to start a conversation). She said they (she & 4 others) weren't from NJ, but rather from Atlanta.

The NJ plates were because it was a rental. Scenarios ran through my head of, if she were stopped by the Police, how the stop could go sideways.

We had about a 4-5 minute conversation, about Atlanta & her opinion of whether I should visit, she gave me an emphatic "yes."

Before she left, I told her to be safe, she extended her hand to me & we shook. She told me to be safe too. I'm not religious, but I muttered to myself, Godspeed.

Doesn’t the Trump family remind you of other “dictators” & their families”

It bothers the hell out of me that Trump considers his closest advisers to be his children and his wife. I find it creepy, because so often throughout history dictators/tyrants have consolidated power by putting family members into positions of power;

Some examples I have found are as follows:

Saddam Hussein.

Son: Uday Hussein Iraqi Football Association, and several media corporations in Iraq including Iraqi TV and the newspaper Babel. Sound anything like Trump’s son-in-law?

Son: Qusay Hussein He was second in command of the military (behind his father) and ran the elite Iraqi Republican Guard.

Daughter: Raghad Hussein After the war, Raghad fled to Jordan where she received sanctuary from the royal family. She is currently wanted by the Iraqi Government for allegedly financing and supporting the insurgency and the now banned Iraqi Ba'ath Party.

North Korea:

The whole F’ing Kim family from 1948 to the present.

The Phillipines:

Marcos family: Imelda was 2nd in line to her husband before they lost power. She held sway over much national funding that she used to bolster her & her husband’s images. This is what I think Trump’s wife would be up to, if he were elected.

Haiti: The Duvalier Family

Cuba: Fidel and Raul Castro

Nicaragua: Anastasio Somoza Garcia and his family held power from 1937 to 1979

Argentina: The Perons, Juan, Eva, Juan again & his second wife. Thanks to Sanity Claws

If you think of any others, let me know and I will add them to the OP

Fcebook question...........

is there anyway to search for a certain post (it was posted to my timeline), by a friend. Which friend I do not remember. I know that it was between June 20 and July 6 of this year.

It is a recipe I want to make this Friday. What was posted was a video showing how to make it.

I've put numerous search criteria in Bin and I can't find it.

I knew something was wrong with this ad.....

here in Pennsylvania A Pac is running an anti-Clinton ad. It is a man identified as Max "Oz" Giest, former Marine. He is seen in a military cemetery and he talks about that he was at Benghazi and a lot of his friends didn't come back from there and won't be voting in November. There is a lot of emphasis on the cemetery. Other than it's an anti-Clinton ad, I didn't like the emphasis of showing the military cemetery, I just thought it was wrong.

Well apparently it is. See link

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nra-violated-gov-rules-anti-hillary-ad-veterans-cemetery-article-1.2693440

Just disallowed my 86 year old mom from reading a book.....

I download ebooks from the library onto a notebook, for my mom to read. She only likes the author Debbie Macomber, so that's all I download. I inadvertently downloaded a book by another author.

. I was looking over mom's shoulder when she started to read it. The first few sentences were "He took his tongue and encircled her nipple" along with other actions.

I said "No mom, let's find something else to read." Mom said "you'll delete it won't you." I told her yes I would. I'm not a prude & neither is mom. But it was a fun interaction with her.

For those right wing fanatics who are praising Britain's leaving the EU........

wait till you see what it will cost the United States.

It will no longer be able to go to the EU for loans. The US will end up lending them money. Whether it be for defense, food, clothing, etc. They will be at our doorstep.

I don't think that the Value Added Tax will be available to them. Employment opportunities will be limited to their borders, no longer will one of their citizens be able to move to another EU country for employment. As there will be limited opportunities available within its borders, unemployment will rise.

This move by its citizens take it from a world leader, to a country on the verge of social and economic collapse.

So to those who are praising this, if you are one who gets angry about US Federal spending, just wait to you see what this will cost us.

The Clash...............the question in England was answered

Does anyone else like polishing shoes?.....

Just polished a pair of my 86 year old mom's shoes. I used Kiwi polish from a can (parade black), used two coats and then shined them to a high gloss.

I love smelling the polish as it's used, covering the nicks and scratches. I think it reminds me of when I was young and Dad would polish our shoes once a week, usually on Sunday, before we went back to school.

I remember just watching him and how he could do 4 pair, lickety split. I just find it relaxing. I currently don't have any leather shoes, otherwise I'd be doing mine too.

why aren't I bein notified...........

I've been on 2 juries within the past 24 hours. I've received no email as to the result of the jury decision(s). Why not?

Thanks.
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