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Where is the greatest threat to your well being coming from?

Wondering if DUers see things differently than Fox news viewers.

Titanic:Blood and Steel

This is a 12 episode series, not about the voyage, but about the life and times of those people in Belfast, Ireland in that period leading to the commissioning of the Titanic. I finished 8 episodes, and we're still looking for more! Nicely done and the story is always varied due to problems with labor, religion and romance.

By todays standards, Eisenhower would have been a great Democrat!

I remember Ike, but I needed to be 21 to vote at that time, so missed out. But, looking back I can remember there were some big investigations pretty good tax rates, even for the millionaires, plenty of jobs for labor and strong fed building programs for the infrastructure. And I don't remember him wanting to change domestic programs like Soc. Sec.. (of course Medicare wasn't started yet.) Compare him to our modern Dems, and we can see how far adrift are the so-called left wing in this country.

Something we should know about a Defense bill(HR 4310)....

While we're all signing petitions to our leaders in Congress, in order to avoid cuts in our domestic programs that are directly meant for "the People", they're(Congress) quietly passing a huge defense bill( HR4310) for 633 billion dollars. It has passed both the senate and House, and only awaits for the president's signature. I haven't seen or heard anything in the media about it. Apparently there were no cuts in anything that might be helpful to save some domestic programs. So for anyone who thinks Congress actually represents them, or gives a shit, we can give up on that!

Has anyone heard of the results from Pelosi's "discharge petition" that would have allowed....

a vote on the senate approved bill for keeping the tax rate for those under $250,000 ?

Preparations for vote rigging in NC?

The Republican Party of NC has sent out mail with instructions to request an "absentee ballot" to voters, and encouraging we vote Republican. NC is a state that requires no excuse for an absentee ballot. I also understand the company that manufactures the voting machines has ties to the Repukes, so the software could be suspect. Think of the possibilities, especially as this state could be very close in the final tally. If only some counties have "defective" totals, the absentee count could be a decider. I could be wrong and maybe all the machines have a built in test to see if they are giving an accurate return. But I haven't seen any info on that. And it come to mind that there were prosecutions, at least in Md & Ohio, for voter manipulation. So do I think the Repukes are crooks? Yes! I sent out for two absentee ballots for the wife & I this morning.

On MSNBC talk show in pm, Romney has 105 million in an IRA! Is it possible?

I thought there were limits on amounts deposited annually. Seems illegal if true.

Remember when Sarkozy was elected in France? Photos all over the media! Now that Hollande &

the Socialist have been elected, there's hardly a peep in the American media. Hmmm, looks like limits to the racketeering, like CEOs not being able to get what they want and a more fair tax system. Something we need but don't have a smart enough population to achieve?

To the Ends of the Earth-3 eps- good sea story

I always enjoy a good, going-to-sea, story, and this was really good. About the very long voyage from the UK to Australia, probably late 1700s to early 1800s. I know the trips to the US were pretty tough, but going to Australia back then was something else, and survival was always of concern.

What new varieties of vegetables will you grow this season?

Usually, every year I try 'new' varieties in my garden, and if they are good, then they become a regular item. This season, (2012) I'll be trying a squash called "Green Kabocha", per my wife's request. She records a lot of cooking shows, and these chefs mention what does well in their recipes. I'm also going to try "Blue Lake" bush beans, in addition to the "Maxibel" variety I already grow. Lastly, I'm thinking of these purple sweet potatoes, in addition to the Beauregards, which I grow regularly. If anyone has already tried these varieties, I would be interested in your opinions, and of course any other varieties you might want to discuss here.
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