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I'm among those who chose not to watch. - Therefore not included among the 48%. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Jan 31, 2018, 07:19 PM (0 replies)

Senator Jeff Flake reported from the scene that the driver survived.

It was a person in the back of the truck who died.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Jan 31, 2018, 02:39 PM (0 replies)

Has there been an explanation for his wearing the baseball cap while "working" today? nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jan 22, 2018, 03:10 AM (0 replies)

Glad to know this in advance of any Cabinet or other nomination of Cotton

to higher office.
Let the games begin.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Jan 18, 2018, 05:11 PM (0 replies)

Renewing a handicapped placard every six months is untenable, for obvious reasons.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jan 15, 2018, 04:06 PM (0 replies)

You have a good point re modernizing the handicapped placard system.

I believe some (many?) states are wary of unwarranted persons obtaining those placards, which, of course, defeats the purpose for those that truly need them.

I recall my brother telling me 20+ years ago that in FL, or at least in his area of Miami, FL, all handicapped placards were recalled and had to be reissued, due to abuse of the system. (I can't vouch for the validity of this claim, as my brother was known to stretch the truth, but maybe someone else from FL knows if that indeed happened.)

That said, like so many state and national programs, there are ways to update our current procedures.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jan 15, 2018, 04:03 PM (0 replies)

NC is a beautiful and not always backwards state. Now, if only NC could

get that gerrymandering fixed, maybe they could catch up in the handicapped placard department.

At least you worked it out, and hopefully all is well for a few years for that problem.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jan 14, 2018, 08:15 PM (1 replies)

I have been treating myself to a jigger of bourbon in a cup of hot water,

a squeeze of lemon juice, and a packet of Splenda.

At night I swish some Cepacol liquid thoroughly around my mouth & upper throat.
Have managed to avoid infectious diseases so far.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jan 14, 2018, 08:07 PM (0 replies)

My state, Ohio, has a printable form online, saving time & energy.

I recognize that many computers users don't have printers.
Perhaps some MDs have handicap placard forms in their offices, or can print one out; if the physician already knows you're eligible for the handicapped placard, he/she could put your name in the proper place and pre-sign before mailing to you.

But, you're correct, it does take a lot of doing to get the placard.
My state requires that handicap placards be renewed every 5 years.
My mobility problems aren't going away in 5 years or ever - heart problems with 5 stents, as well as knee replacements, walking with a cane, and increasing age, etc.

I can understand the states don't want ineligible persons getting them.
Just imagine how many of them there are in Florida, home to so many retirees.

It was once recommended to me to get a handicap license plate, which would solve many problems.
However, I have a vanity plate- just my initials- my husband ordered for me 40 years ago, which I renew as necessary, and believe the process would be complicated by trying to order a handicap vanity plate.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jan 14, 2018, 08:01 PM (1 replies)

Tom Cotton's name has been bandied about as a possible head of CIA.

Is this man Cotton the type of person who should occupy that office?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:56 PM (1 replies)
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