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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:50 PM
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Who are all the folks that can afford to watch C-Span and post on DU all day?
I post when I get a lull at work, or if I'm at home and not too busy. But there are folks here who are constantly posting, or know what's on C-Span or other cable networks at all times. Don't y'all have jobs and other stuff to do? Is there some secret to becoming indepently wealthy that the rest of us don't know about? :shrug:
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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:50 PM
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1. i work at a call center
with access to the net all day hehe :) I like my job.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:52 PM
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2. I'm a personal pastry chef in DC.
My work week is usually done by Thursday evening.

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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:06 PM
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19. Really...
Can you make an edible fondant that looks great on a cake?

I made a marshmallow fondant. It was wonderful, but it looked "thick"
not smooth.

I have you on a pedestal...what you do is an art form.

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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:20 PM
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35. Yep, I made edible fondant from scratch, but I don't like it.
I prefer Italian Meringue Buttercream, and so do my clients.

Fondant looks nice, but no one really likes to eat it.

Rolled Fondant

2 lbs confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 oz cold water
1 T unflavored gelatin
4 oz glucose or white corn syrup
1 1/2 T glycerine
1 t flavoring (if using vanilla, use clear vanilla to keep the white color; otherwise, use regular)
Paste food coloring (if you want a colored fondant)
Cornstarch (for rolling surface)

In a large bowl (do not use metal), sift the sugar and make a well in the center. In a small saucepan, add the water and sprinkle the gelatin on top to soften for about 5 minutes. Begin to heat the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is dissolved and clear. Do not boil. Turn off the heat and add the glucose and glycerine, stirring until well blended. Add the flavoring and coloring. Pour into the well of sugar, and mix until all of the sugar is blended. Use hands to knead icing until it becomes stiff. Add small amounts of confectioner's sugar if the mixture is sticky. Add more paste coloring if necessary.

Form the mixture into a ball and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place in an airtight container. This icing works best if allowed to rest at room temperature for about eight hours before using, particularly if the weather is humid. Do not refrigerate.

Use cornstarch for rolling out. Be sure to dust your rolling pin with cornstarch, too.

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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 10:11 PM
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40. Thank you so much...
...for taking the time to write out the rolled fondant recipe.
:hi:
I will have to try that.

I tried a fondant recipe that is made with marshmallows and powdered sugar. I am a novice,
so it didn't turn out the best. However, it was absolutely yummy.

You must really enjoy what you do.

You said you were a "personal pastry chef". Does that mean people hire you to cater
specific events? You make only desserts?

What is your favorite thing to make?

Again, thanks so much for the fondant recipe!

:)
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:09 AM
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45. TwoSparkles, isn't that cool?
I don't know when I'm ever going to get to make fondant for any reason at all, but I'll have to save that recipe just in case!

Thanks, displacedtexan!

Julie
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:41 AM
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67. Not just desserts
I also make things with crusts: meat pies; en crote goodies; pizza, etc.

Currently, I'm the in-house caterer for a national (progressive) foundation and
a (liberal) law firm, and I make pastries (desserts, mostly) for a congressional chief-of-staff
and his family (they eat a lot of desserts).

My favorite thing is laminated dough: croissants, Danish, puff pastry, etc.

I studied with Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell, the White House pastry chefs since Jimmy
Carter-- who were "politely fired" by Laura Bush.

Yes, I really love what I'm doing.

Let me know if you need recipes or tips.



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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:00 PM
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107. Oh, croissants
That is my favorite thing for breakfast right now. Of course, can't afford the real thing but there is nothing better than a croissant with Brie and jam with a good cup of coffee. Some day, I'll be able to afford the good stuff. I do make pop overs every now and again, but they don't look like the the ones I could get when I lived in California.

Wow, do you need a best friend? :hi:

zalinda
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:32 AM
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51. do you do events for republicons?
Edited on Sat Jan-26-08 12:33 AM by notadmblnd
need a recipe for a very realistic looking kitty litter cake?

this is sure to boost your career
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:00 AM
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57. I made that before! It was to take to a Halloween party. It's REALLY, REALLY gross looking, but
tastes very good!
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:19 AM
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58. I've made it before too
if you soften the tootsie rolls in the microwave for a couple of seconds the kitty poop looks so much more realistic. Some people were so repulsed by the look of it that they couldn't eat it. but you're right.. it's good.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:26 AM
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62. What's the litter made of?
I figure the little turds are tootsie rolls, but what is the litter?

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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:28 AM
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71. vanilla sandwich cookies and green food coloring. Here's the recipe:
spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 white cake mix
2 large pkg vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared (I like Bird's dessert mix)
1 large pkg vanilla sandwich cookies
green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls

1 new kitty litter pan
1 new plastic kitty litter pan liner
1 new pooper scooper

Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans).

Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble.

Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix until completely colored.

When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. Important: mix in just enough of the pudding to moisten it. You don't want it too soggy. Combine gently.

Line a new, clean kitty litter box. Put the cake/pudding/cookie mixture into the litter box.

Put three unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls bury them in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly on top of everything -- this is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter.

Heat 3 Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Spread remaining Tootsie Rolls over the top; take one and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around for a truly disgusting effect!

http://www.fabulousfoods.com/recipes/dessert/cakes/kittylittercake.html
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:23 PM
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87. I've never even heard of this thing! Maybe it's a local thing...
I am, as the name suggests, onthe East Coast but I have lived in No. Virginia, Texas and New York and have family in Wisconsin and California and I have NEVER run across this idea. Where did it originate?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 12:38 PM
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100. I have no clue where it originated. I was in need of a gross Halloween food to take to a party
and went on a Google search. The Cat Litter dessert seemed perfect. It was a huge hit too.:)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 12:03 PM
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99. Thank you!!
:hi:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:25 AM
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61. LOL!!
When I first joined here, there was some freeper who used to post what she was serving for dinner and take pictures of it. It always looked gross and her kitchen was really dirty. There were several DUers who had this fascination with her and used to watch for her posts over at FR. And those threads here were hilarious.

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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:52 PM
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3. I'm a professional fundraiser
a very cyclical job since most people do their major donating right before the end of the year. This is always a downtime in my profession.
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:52 PM
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4. Working from home these days ... hearings make good white noise n/t
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:53 PM
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5. I do tech support on the phone, and sit in front of a computer all day as well
But I have work to get done, down systems to get back up again, meetings to attend, customers to calm down. I can only post when I'm not doing 2 or 3 other things.
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 11:58 PM
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44. I'm also administering systems
Edited on Sat Jan-26-08 12:01 AM by djohnson
A systems administrator, some might say. Not too many downed systems here though. I feel like if I have time to post on the DU I'm doing a good job!
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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:56 PM
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6. I'm an editor. I work at home on the computer all day
and just hit refresh on DU whenever I need distraction...
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dog_lovin_dem Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 11:32 PM
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42. OT, but how does one
go about finding an editor position? I have a MS in community counseling and the jobs around this neck of the woods are few. I'm more than willing to change directions!
:)
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:56 PM
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7. No, I don't have a job right now
But I have an interview in an hour.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:58 PM
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10. I'm retired!!!
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:57 PM
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8. Independently wealthy?
I don't have access to a television set right now, but on my day off I will. I choose not to watch it, but if I did, I assure you it would not be because I am independently wealthy.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:58 PM
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9. Perhaps...
many of us are retire. :eyes:
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:03 PM
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16. Yep.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:59 PM
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11. Simple answer: The Worst President Of Our Lifetime Is In The White House.
Subanswers are too numerous to mention -- literally. I just don't have the time because, like you, I have to visit DU when I have the time. I have the interest in scouring the threads to see any sign of exposure to the corruption going on.

It's the disgust, anger, & love for the country this used to be that keeps me interested in coming to DU to read the latest -- you won't see it on the msm.

One has to have fire in their belly about what's been going on the past 7 years to become addicted to DU. :)
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:01 PM
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12. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom...
who will return to working in PR later this year.

Until then, I'm just hanging out because my kids are in school.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:02 PM
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13. Had shitty jobs all my life, saved all my life, retired at 57. Now I do what I want when I want
Not at all rich, not at all poor.

Savings my boy, regular savings. That's the key.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:43 AM
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54. Wow, I admire you! Too bad we all can't be like that!
The credit unions would go bust! And George bush would have been out of office in 04. But nooooo...we had to go shopping!
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:26 PM
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88. I'm older than you but also retired after working more than 30 years.
I retired this past summer due to health reasons, but I am fine now. However, I am not bored so I will continue to remain retired. I'm having fun seeing grandkids and planning my next trip abroad. No. Italy in May. Starting to plan an Oct-Nov trip with a gal pal now...maybe more Italy or maybe Spain...
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:02 PM
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14. Self-employed, working mostly from home
I don't really goof off any more than I did in the corporate world. Just that I'm not constantly looking over my shoulder worried about being caught by the boss for surfing the 'net.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 09:53 AM
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76. That's how I am about it, too
I used to have a lot of colleagues on the hall and we did spend a certain amount of time talking and goofing off. Now my office is relatively isolated, so that time I used to spend that way is the time I spend on DU.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:02 PM
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15. A lot of my work involves sitting at home on the computer..
Web design and ebay stuff. I have access to 3 C-Span channels on the tee-vee and I have progressive radio streaming on the computer. :smoke:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:03 PM
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17. Retired
So, no, I don't have a job and "stuff". I can clean house, shop, read, cook, do hobbies and still have plenty of time to visit DU throughout the day.
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:06 PM
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18. Work at home, set my own hours
At the computer whenever I'm awake it seems like.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:07 PM
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20. ("Just a simple Long Island housewife"). . . . n/t
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:44 AM
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73. In my experience there is no such thing as a "simple" Long Island Housewife
Edited on Sat Jan-26-08 08:44 AM by ThomWV
A couple of the most complicated and delightful ladies I have ever known were, at one time in their lives, Long Island Housewives, and at least a couple of them still are even though they are now well into their grey hair and grandkid days.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:32 PM
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90. shhhh
(we're working here)
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:09 PM
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21. I work at home and have CSPAN on in the background.
You got a problem with that?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:39 PM
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92. Apparently.
:evilgrin:
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:09 PM
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22. Have you ever heard of retirement? It has nothing to do with "independently wealthy".
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:12 PM
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23. The Dude?


But that's like, just my opinion, man.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:13 PM
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24. I'm a student...
I've been on winter break for 5 weeks. :)
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:15 PM
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25. I work on a computer in an office all day as a copy editor.
So I just switch back and forth from the Internet and stories I am editing.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:17 PM
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26. whenever I get a free moment from work I sneak into DU.
Edited on Fri Jan-25-08 01:19 PM by alyce douglas
addicted to DU perhaps, and need to know what's going on cause the media won't tell you anything.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:53 AM
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56. I wonder how many don't have a free moment...but sneek one or two?
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:33 PM
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27. I'm a natural born crip
If I could take more than two steps before I fell on my face, or if the workplace hadn't made it perfectly clear no crips need apply then I would get up every day and be a wage slave. As it is I'm more or less happy with 637.00 a month. I come here all day because the cats won't talk back and tv sucks.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:29 AM
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48. Lol.
I'm sorry.:blush: i had to read your post twice. I thought you were a gang member.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:30 AM
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63. He's actually a very nice guy with a very nice wife
They came to one of our meetups. He sure didn't look like a gang banger :)
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 09:56 AM
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77. It's a Southpark joke
Timmy and jimmy natural born crips.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:49 AM
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65. I achieved cripdom later in life
But the same goes.

to a fellow crip!
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:36 PM
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28. I'm a SAHM.... with chronic insomnia.
A deadly combination.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 10:14 PM
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41. I hear ya...
I am an insomniac, and a SAHM.

I chuckled when you said "deadly combination" because it's so very true.

I'm not very patient when I'm tired, and it's hard to broker fights over Polly Pockets
when you're on your last nerve...if you know what I mean.

I'm trying to resolve the sleeping thing. My insomnia is weird. I'm dog tired.
I could lie down and fall asleep right now. I just fight going to sleep.

Hoping to improve in the new year... Best of luck to you! :hi:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:10 AM
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46. Same here...
I think it's all the unease and uncertainty about what's happening in this country & the world. I do know I sleep better when I don't DU. But this place is addicting and I just HAVE to know what's going on. Many days and nights I've have a tough time pulling myself away. I've even fallen asleep while reading & posting on DU-LOL!

But I tell ya, my life was a lot more peaceful this past summer when our computer was broken and we were saving up for a new Mac. But yet I'm still here. :shrug:
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:47 AM
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55. I'm an insomniac too and I'm on here till the wee hours.
Insomnia sucks. What I'd give to curl up in a nice warm bed about 11:00PM!
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:36 PM
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29. Semi-retired.
Husband works full-time. I'm on call for curriculum analysis and I'm three weeks from getting the next assignment. Nope. DEFINITELY not wealthy.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:49 PM
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30. retired and it's too fucking cold to go out.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:02 PM
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31. Diabled, out of work and nearly broke
We sacrifice good food for our internet.
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Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:10 PM
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32. Self-employed, work from home...
no husband, no children...

Not wealthy, but FREEEEEEEE!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:18 PM
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34. Ino, first and most importantly, welcome to DU! And second,
do you get stir crazy or down in the dumps working at home alone? Sometimes I do and I was just wondering if it's normal.

BTW, I'm not depressed.
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Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 05:13 PM
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39. No, I love it!
I got stir crazy being tied to a desk all day, under scrutiny, dealing with co-workers, etc. Now I can walk around my garden, have a long lunch, pet my kitties whenever I want. But then I'm a loner/homebody at heart. I could see where a more sociable person would miss the interaction.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:16 PM
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33. I work at home on my computer and TV is just
a slight eye movement to the left of my monitor. Have a dorm refridgerator, cupboard and a hot plate within reach and someone who goes out for supplies.

I never have to leave this desk
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:27 PM
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36. unemployed
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:31 PM
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37. No, I don't have a job, being retired from one after 30 years. OKAY?
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CRH Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 02:34 PM
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38. Former politicians on fat government pensions? ... n/t
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 11:54 PM
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43. caregiver. independently poor.
The computer provides me a connection to world.

Mostly I stay at home to watch over Hubby. My own depression keeps me from spending lots of time away from home.

I can travel all around the world on the web for the price of two tanks of gas for the car ($60/month).
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:12 AM
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47. Not everyone works at a job, some just make money or made enough already.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:30 AM
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49. Hillary pays me to post.
It's a full time job. Interested? PM me about career opportunities.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:33 AM
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64. LOL! I knew it!!
:rofl:
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 06:46 PM
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104. LMAO
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:31 AM
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50. I work at home
I'm not a C-Span junkie but I have a lot of time to post here. It breaks up the rhythm of my work.
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:36 AM
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52. I check into DU while I'm waiting for my corporate jet to refuel
;-)

:sarcasm:

I'm not 'slave-ish' enough for you?????
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:43 PM
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93. ...
:spray:
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:38 AM
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53. I can't help it if I'm independently wealthy! Don't blame me!
What a laugh that is! :rofl: I've also be known to be a liar...just like Hillary.

OK the truth. I can see/hear the TV in the Family room/dining room/kitchen where I do my pastel art work and house work. Can watch when I want. Since I have so many other things to do I only watch the news because I don't have time to concentrate on some ridiculous program. 24/7 news does it for me. I tune out when it's something I've heard a thousands times and just keep on working. It's nice to have an "at home" job...especially during the cold an snowy winter. Haven't left the house in a couple weeks due to the long icy driveway and I've also been sick with this damn flue.

Last primary season I was also on DU almost constantly. I was a primary care giver for my Mother who had Alzheimer's decease and really couldn't have a job for 5 years. DU was a life saver and I find it relaxing...except for the last several month when it's mostly infuriating. Now I've taken up art and I love it. But I'm still a newbee. Right now I just do it for relaxing pleasure and make gifts for all my children...portraits of their children and their dogs...working on my legacy. Oh, I'm also retired!

Does this excuse me for my decadent life here on DU? :shrug:
Just wondering.

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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:33 PM
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91. Don't retire from adding your voice and being an informed
American. Your right to be rich isn't questioned...doing your part is.
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:23 AM
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59. Casualty of the Writer's Strike
Thanks WGA!

:argh:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:25 AM
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60. I work from home, make my own schedule, and am on the
computer all day anyway, so taking DU breaks is easy for me.

And I am definitely NOT independently wealthy.

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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:05 AM
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66. Retired.
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RuleOfNah Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 06:01 AM
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68. I'm unemployed.
Figured I'd post before I'm homeless.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 07:52 AM
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69. I stream cspan at work, and post if something interesting comes on
Which is why I might post a topic like I did yesterday when Dodd took the floor and then sometimes disapear for a bit.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:01 AM
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70. Why do you care?
They are providing a service to other DUers, I'm glad they're here!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:40 AM
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72. Professor
so it's almost like unemployment, hours-wise and pay-wise. And since Big Media is completely useless for anything but ultra-right-wing propaganda, I come here and follow the links to real news. I also think that when the real revolution comes, it will start here, and I don't want to miss it.
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candymarl Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 09:16 AM
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74. I own lotsa stuff
An island off of Antigua. My yacht is waiting for me at all times. My private plane and pilot are on call. Oh wait, that's not me. That's a TV "reality" show I saw once. I'm just hanging out waiting for that big lottery ticket in the sky. Yup, I'm just a rich lazy DUer - NOT.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 09:51 AM
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75. Maybe they are retired
If so, it's a good thing to stay interested and to still care.

Or on disability. Or working night shifts?

Or maybe self employed and trying to stay awake.

Or are independently wealthy?

Or have a job that allows internet access but lots of waiting around. Some jobs aren't constant activity, you are just there in case something happens or a customer comes in.

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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 10:05 AM
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78. I work at home, on the computer, all day.
With broadband, it takes ten seconds to check the latest posts or "My DU." Sometimes my rants take a bit more time, but it's not as if we're all just sitting glued to DU. Sometimes we're surfing porn, too!



HOO Cares! Copyright Rob McGrath All Rights Reserved

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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 10:12 AM
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79. I am a IT slacker. work 2 years and then slack 1. I am on sabatic year now n/t
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AlertLurker Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 10:36 AM
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80. I'm a farmer. Ever tried to grow corn in Ontario in January?
That being said, there's A LOT to do from about 4:30AM to 9:30 AM. A good portion of the rest of the day is ALL MINE, however...
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:50 AM
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85. Illinois farmer here
:hi:
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AlertLurker Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:55 AM
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86. I suppose winter isn't a lot more fun in Illinois, either...
It's been pretty much -10 to -20 celcius with a TON of snow, so far. Although I got to grass-feed a dairy herd for about a week in mid January, for the first time I can ever remember...weird weather!!!
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:43 PM
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98. I almost bought a farm in Canada
Came very close to buying one in Shannon (near Toronto). The weather doesn't deter me (you're right, it is pretty similar to Canada), and farmers are on the "priority" emigration list so getting in wouldn't have been too difficult.

Decided to get my Irish citizenship instead (which I did) and perhaps will someday set up over there. My husband and I ride, train, breed, buy and sell competition horses (dressage and combined training), and have lots of contacts in Ireland which is what finally persuaded me to seek citizenship there instead of emigrating up north.

Large livestock and winter is tough though - as soon as it gets below freezing, ouch. But 20 + celcius is no picnic either in January - mud city!!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 10:41 AM
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81. There are no "lulls" at work, lol.
Even if there were, our filters wouldn't allow access to DU, and I wouldn't want the district monitoring my use of district equipment to access private web sites while I'm supposed to be working.

I have time at home when I'm not at work, and when I'm not doing many of the other things required by life.
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 10:57 AM
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82. semi-retired work part time nt
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:25 AM
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83. I'm a financial aid rep for a technical school
There is a lot of downtime in my office, especially this time of year, and given the fact that I work evenings and most of my students are on the East Coast (I'm in Phoenix).
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:29 AM
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84. I could watch C-span all day. But, I'd rather fry my earlobes.
Which is akin to watching politicians and pundits but probably less painful...or boring.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:31 PM
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89. If you are a "liberal" than allow them to "post"
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stravu9 Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:44 PM
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94. I work as a Social Worker 8:00-5:00, listen to the radio when not with clients. and work at a book..
store some nights and weekend where it is cool to use a lap top and the owner believes like I do!
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surfermaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:54 PM
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95. What about hard earned retirement
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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:03 PM
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96. I work second shift. Get up at 8:30 and am at home until 2 p.m.
I watch a LOT of C-SPAN.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:04 PM
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97. Unemployed and stopped looking.
Since it was masochistic -- like beating my head against the wall. Looking for a job was painful and accomplished nothing.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 12:40 PM
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101. Right there with you...
:hi:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 05:41 PM
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102. LOL, I sometimes wonder about that, too
And while I would often visit DU from work, I would NEVER post from work.

We sometimes forget that these are company computers and our employer can, and does, monitor how we use them.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 06:27 PM
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103. Ahhh, let the peoples post on DU and watch c-span , it ain't hurtin nobody.
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 06:49 PM
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105. I'm one!
I work part time mostly weekends. Also, evening shift, so home most of the day!
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 06:55 PM
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106. 24/7 caretaker to my father
who has dementia. I have lots of downtime while he sleeps etc. and since I'm pretty much housebound I entertain myself with the internet and TV.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:17 PM
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108. I miss Khephra
He used to have a bank of TVs going at all times and posted LBN items all day.
Miss ya Kheph.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:58 PM
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110. I miss him too
he was always up on any late breaking news. I don't know how he managed to do so much. I especially think about him in January since that's when he left us. :cry:
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:54 PM
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109. I'm disabled.
And I don't even post here all day or watch cspan all day.However if more people would work and consume less ,and were more disobedient,they might have more time to do things like be with their kids,and become more aware of what kinds of shit this government is pulling on us all.
Some people it might be their bread and butter to be politically aware,and write.. Would you say this about the people who run DU? Or the Buzz Report or Daily Kos? People that work and are alone,might find solace in the net,for sadly it is all the social life some people have time for. Laziness is not the same thing as being active and work is not the ONLY legit activity one can do.
Don't say things about other people based in their time online that's kinda shallow.You have an implied tone that people who are typing online or watching Cspan over x amount of hours in your judgment are lazy, that is very ignorant to make such implied statements. Bush he is a lazy ass and doesn't read newspapers but he is clever enough to let the pigs around him attempt to turn this country into a police state.Regarding others net- time you only observe them from the outside,as a stranger.You might never know what they are like as people, their lives might be very full, or different than yours,or their careers might involve the web.

I am glad for the posters and people who watch CSpan, someone is out there,watching, posting,a lot of someones hopefully are watching what is going on politically and reporting what they see going on.To me this is a GOOD THING it keeps power accountable.

Maybe because of these so called people wasting thier own time online, over- busy people like you can learn more about the peril our country is in with their short time online because of the people with the time to think and report what they see.The posters and writers online do another kind of work so the over-extended worker bees don't have to work so hard with their short time to find this information..Think about that if your boss will permit you to,or if some neurotic puritan work ethic guilt trip does not shame you for it..
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