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interesting conversation today at the irish cultural center.

i have been somewhat lazily tracking down the necessary records to apply for dual citizenship. i hope to visit the old sod at some point in the next few years, and just curious, especially about my mom who was raised here in the city, and about whose family i dont know that much.
but mostly, once i get it, which i am entitled to do, my kids can apply for it. i am told that this is often granted, as they love to have the tourist. my youngest is gender queer, and has a lot of trans friends, and is quaking in her boots. she wants an escape plan.
since she is medically fragile and disabled, she needs to go somewhere where she gets good healthcare.
ireland it is.

i was in the hood, so i stopped in to get some help tracking a particular document down. while i was looking for the librarian, i chatted w another visitor, and told her why i was there.
she said- yup. lots of people doing that right now. A LOT.
genealogy classes should be packed for the forceable future.

what a time.

do you know your local building material reclaimer/recycler?

i cannot tell you how much money i have saved and what good friends i have made by shopping at my local reclaim joint first.
at this point, i get the best deals available. now, i have bribed them. they are a 501, training people to do building deconstruction, as well as basic life skills to various at risk populations. they have fund raisers that are fun and not that expensive. they sell memberships, which gets you a 10% discount. and i take them xmas cookies. and eggs, which the boss gladly pays the going rate for.

i am rehabbing a cute little house as a rental. i have scored-
a 20 piece honey maple kitchen for $1200
2 toilets, 2 nice pedestal sinks and a tub for about $300
a couple of nice hand made light fixtures for $50
a fancy wrought iron screen door for $100
the exact same butlers cabinet that was missing from the house $750
2 nice wide/odd sized windows for the basement $40 ea
2 corner cabinets $150
2 medicine cabinets $50 ea

and here is the super score-
marble counter tops. ok, i had marble for the backsplash and bathroom walls that i got pretty cheap. it is the thin end of a vein, the less desirable parts, in this case less flecks/streaks of red.
the countertop is the same marble, but from the sweet part of the vein. lovely splashes of red that matches the floor tile and the siding and the backsplash tile.
one big piece- about 8', and about 1' wider than standard counter, w a bow out in front of the oval, fancy sink, inc.
4 more pieces of standard counter from 8'-12'
one of my contractors says this is $10k worth. i do think it will easily do 2 kitchens.

just guess what a favorite customer pays to rescue such beauty from the landfill.

audit the fucking election.

i am c/p an exchange between botany and i from another thread. we all want to know what could possibly right this wrong. this. this can right the wrong. i would swear on my children's heads.

Botany (42,860 posts)
19. How many down ticket races were flipped too?


POTUS, Vice POTUS, Supreme Court, the Senate, and not control of the House but
some House Races too.

We need new elections. This was a coup and we had treason.

mopinko (47,824 posts)
23. this is war. call in the cia,

have them examine the voting machines in every one of those "former obama" counties in mich, wis, fla, and pa. run a full forensic accounting on the entire thing in those counties.
i think they flipped these counties for the bully points. so they could call yo mama.

and btw, you know they were watching the vote. watching for any internet traffic, but they didnt have access to every machine.
but i think these counties are key.

Botany (42,860 posts)
24. Many moving pieces in the coup

Russia/Trump working together

Comey/FBI/Rudy G/Eric Prince

Cross Check and voter suppression

The unending and unneeded hearings into nothing as per HRC


We need an audit of the election.

mopinko (47,824 posts)
27. that should be our battle cry right now. audit the fucking election.

call in the cia. start w the surprises, duh.

and examine all provisional ballots. track those voters down and find out why they were not given a regular ballot. that is where voter suppression is documented. assume for every placebo ballot there are more voters who just left. or who knew they would face roadblocks at the polls.

from this thread-----------

The thing that burns me, really BURNS me about this Russiangate is that

Election fraud was commited. Hillary won. Hillary should be in the WH.


my 3 stages of pain-

stage 1- there might be something wrong here. i'll push it to the back burner until it gets bad enough to make me go to the doc. this is the longest phase, as it sometimes takes years of a dull pain to make me cry uncle.

stage 2- i go to the doc. walking in, i am still trying to convince myself that this is just another dry hole. just another time i will walk in w a problem, and will walk back out w no answers. this phase extends through any testing required.

stage 3-there really is something wrong, omg. i knew it was ferrealz this time. sweet jesus does this thing hurt. i cant think straight. i cant move that arm, cu it hurts to bad. this phase included the "only x days till this gets fixed, i dont know if i can stand it any longer." portion of the situation.

at stage 3, waiting on surgery the 16th to put my brokedown shoulder back together.
the- get it done before surgery- list is crashing into the omg it's ferrealz pain level.

i just want to crawl under the covers until that glorious day arrives.
wish me luck.

a little anthem to get you up for the fight.

i see this is grammy nominated, which shows how much attention i pay to popular culture, but...
little sis shared this today. she has been all over peter the ratscum out there in dupage county. following the indivisible play book, and becoming quite the leader.
thanks sis.

Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence

bwahahahaa chicago protest planned


congressmen on the run. hahaha roScum.

GOP Rep's Office Nixes Obamacare Town Hall Because A Reporter Was Present

Rep. Peter Roskam's (R-IL) office cancelled a meeting with constituents about Obamacare on Wednesday when a staffer for the congressman learned that a reporter was present, according to the Aurora Beacon-News.

Constituent Sandra Alexander told the Beacon-News that she arranged the meeting about the Affordable Care Act with Roskam's staff ahead of time and informed them that she would be bringing along a small group.

But staffers cancelled the meeting before it could begin, ostensibly because there were members of the media present

Roskam's outreach coordinator, Eddie Corrigan, told the Beacon-News that the meeting was closed to the press.


in point of fact, it was because too many constituents showed up. my sister was there. the call went up on fb, and the place got slammed.

anyone have thoughts on add on lenses?

looking at them on amazon, and the prices are so low for some of them that i feel like they cant be worth shit.
reading reviews, and there are some good ones in the pack.

what i want the most is wide angle. doing some real estate stuff that i feel i need a wide angle for.
macro would be good for some of the stuff i post for my farm page.

tripod is good, as i am starting to get old age tremors sometimes.

anyone have any experience or thoughts?

have you guys given any thought to extending the ban on righting the primaries

to refighting the general?
is there any possible usefulness to beating up jill stein every day?

about that unsecured phone-

does he get that he is walking around w a listening device in his pocket?
or is that the point?

letting vlad or anyone else listen in on briefings?

evil or insane?

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