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Name: Aerows
Gender: Female
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Home country: USA
Current location: Gulf Coast MS
Member since: Sat Feb 19, 2011, 11:17 PM
Number of posts: 30,702

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Sigh.

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Dear people who make and sell things:

If I have substantial risk of harming myself or your product in the course of trying to extract it from hideously difficult packaging, you are DOING IT WRONG!

I can't possibly be the only one who has experienced this, and I've seen it in everything from computer parts, to ... here's some irony ... a pair of scissors. If I have to USE scissors to get into the package of scissors, well, what the hell did I need a pair of scissors for since I clearly already have a pair!?

If you quit smoking by transitioning to e-cigarettes

Have you truly quit smoking?

These are the best "cheat" I have ever tried, and I have tried *everything* to quit smoking. I've been off regular smokes for a week.

I don't stink of cigarettes, my lung capacity seems better, but I almost feel bad telling people "I quit smoking". Because I did (1 week) but I still have nicotine in my system.

On the plus side, I don't feel like going rabid, freaking out in public and wanting to destroy things like I did the last couple of times I quit.

Jon Stewart on National Security

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/gsg0lp/wack-hawk-down

He knocks it out of the park!

Lana Parrilla (the evil queen) on gay rights

Hits it out of the park.

Reasons to love the Evil Queen/Regina and Lana Parrilla (amazing LGBT speech)

Do we have an e-cig forum?

I only ask because they are helping me quit smoking,and my lungs are amazingly more clear.

I haven't used a regular cigarette (I used to smoke Reds) in 6 days.

6 DAYS!

I don't have the annoying hacking cough, I don't throw up the crap that smells of nicotine, and I have my wind back!

I think everyone could quit if I can. I've tried like 20 times. I sealed up the box of smokes, labeled that there was a specific number in them, and I'm on day 6

Every 7 years - Financial melt down

The last one, we bailed Wall Street out.

It nearly killed the middle class.

What is going to happen this time, I wonder, because we are DUE.

I'm not being a chicken little, just someone that has observed history, so here it comes again.

I humbly submit

this picture of a Gulf Coast Box turtle. We've been inundated by rain, and this little guy got stranded on the concrete of my drive as the water receded.

Found one of these guys baking in the driveway - Gulf Box Turtle



The flood waters have flushed them out, and they scramble.



Beautiful creatures, and before you ask, yes I returned it, but in a moisture rich, leaf littered part of the area

Our country has some harsh times ahead of it

unless we start becoming a kinder, gentler, more WELL-FUNDED nation on the side of the people instead of on the "Overseers" - Defense, Prison and Military.

It is time to sink our hard earned taxes into rebuilding OUR nation. The noise machine would have you believe that the richest economy on earth cannot take care of its citizens, its seniors and its obligations in pensions.

And it cannot.

Not as long as GE, EXXON, Wal-Mart and every other corporation is sucking up the benefits of our infrastructure, our natural resources (looking at you, Nestle, stealing CA water for 25 years!?), while not paying a dime for it.

Raise the Social Security Cap.

Rebuild our infrastructure, failing bridges, water-mains and the like. The corporations are the biggest benefactors of them - how does Jeff Bezos ship things to your house? On a damn ROAD.

Tax the fuck out of them for a change and stop draining the hell out of the middle class. Infrastructure projects will do two things - keep us from becoming Somalia in 10 years, and OMG - give people jobs.

OMG - more people with jobs, means more money to be spent, but OMG, that means companies will have to start spending some more damn money to retain workers. Every area where there are plentiful jobs with higher wages has some little pissant industry that is trying to pay the same thing they paid last week, and are hanging on, but are going to lose business because of it.

It is NOT a healthy nation where we cut everything to the bare bones, then some idiot pontificates how we should cut more. The majority of businesses are feeling the pressure because the vast majority have no money to spend. Why? Because these huge conglomerates pay no taxes. You use our roads, drink our water, use our facilities, it is time you FUCKING PAY FOR THEM. They are not FREE, and neither are we as long as they rob us of the rightful due our citizens are due!

(Reposted from a response I made to a thread at the risk of being redundant. If it changes just one iota of a thing of where we are headed, I will risk being redundant).

And here is an addition: Wall Street. It's soaring. How long has it been since the last Wall Street crash? About 7 years.

Take a peak folks at how often a predictable cycle of Wall Street crash and burn has happened historically, and ask yourself if you honestly think we, the middle class, can sustain another one this time around.

What does late 2008 + 7 years = ?

Not hard to figure out.
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