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( in culture, humor, internet )

I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews.com. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$# it means! Here it is:I comprehend that is genuinely uninteresting and you're merely skipping to the next comment, nonetheless i basi ... read more

barbecue season

( in culture, humor, jokes )

After months of cold and winter, we are finally coming up to summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it's the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved. When a m ... read more

epa bans all food uses of neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos

( in life, health, food )

Public health experts and labor rights advocates celebrated Wednesday after the Biden administration announced that it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers,... DISCLAIMER: We are n ... read more

pizza-slice.jpg ordering a pizza in the near future (like, maybe next month)

( in culture, humor, movies-tv-video )

A man learns how tough it is to order a pizza in the not too distant future.Go to How to order a Pizza in the FutureUPDATE: Even better, here's the original from 2006: Ordering Pizza in the Future ... read more

spaz.gif humorous quotes, page 2

( in culture, humor, quotes )

Some Thoughts On LifeRaising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.Reason to smile: Every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobic ... read more

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voluntary servitude ( in education, news )

2021-09-23 -- Shop all books by Judge Napolitano Two weeks ago, President Joseph R. Biden announced his intention to order the Department of Labor to compel all employers of more than 100 persons to require all their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fined $14,000 per day for each. ... read more

american medical association defers to political ideology rather than medical facts in covid messaging guide ( in education, news )

2021-09-23 -- The AMA COVID-19 Guide: Background/Messaging on Vaccines, Vaccine Clinical Trials 038; Combatting Vaccine Misinformation raises serious questions about the AMAs adherence to transparency, honesty, ethics and the moral standards to which it will hold its members. Children's... ... read more

tucker carlson: biden wants to 'change the racial mix of america' ( in education, news )

2021-09-23 -- The host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News blasted President Joe Biden attempts to change the racial mix of the United States. Our system cannot handle this many destitute newcomers, period. Imagine what hospitals are going to look like a year from now. How about schools? What... ... read more

cdc chief 'overrules her scientists' to back biden booster plan ( in education, news )

2021-09-24 -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky overruled the recommendation of her agency's scientists and approved Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot for frontline workers in accord with President Biden's plan. The CDC panel had approved boosters for people ages.. ... read more

group opposing indoor vaccine mandate storms food court on staten island ( in education, news )

2021-09-27 -- New York Post -- by David Meyer A group opposed to New York Citys vaccine requirement for restaurants and other indoor activities stormed a Staten... From the Trenches World ... read more

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random book reviews ( in culture, writing, books, reviews )

From Lionel, January 2013: I just finished reading The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour, a historical novel. Best book I've ever read.From Doug: Dad, I'm still finishing the David Baldacci book, First Family, and then have his Hour Game to read, but with that recommendation, I'd lik ... read more

music by an old friend ( in culture, music )

Terry DanClick here for YouTube or here for Facebook. ... read more

colonel charonne quotes ( in culture, writing, books, novels )

""You're that Commie, Pokorny! I should shoot you where you stand!""Pokorny's still out there selling that tripe and it needs to stop. Now! I want him gone! No more messing around. You know what I'm saying?" -- Colonel Charonne from Another Way: Beyond t ... read more

quote of the day (4/6/2010) ( in culture, quotes )

"For life to work well for most people today, the universe has chosen an unlucky few for whom nothing works at all. :) Try and keep that in mind as you go through your day." - Bill HolmesNEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels! ... read more

aldous huxley quotes ( in culture, quotes, politics )

"There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears so to speak. Producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties ... read more

family

holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 2 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

the NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 2 February 10, 1991 It0s a girl... and a boy and a girl and a boy... Chance, a dog, has ... read more

can't leave early ( in family, adoption, holmes )

... but at least it's all over. The Embassy visit went fine.Delta said that the only way we could take the available seats on earlier flights was to pay $2800 extra FOR EACH ticket. We said no. Unless someone wants to donate that to us, then we'll call them back. :) As it is, we can' ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 9 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

The Holmes Family Newsletter A Newsletter With A Mission In Life! Vol. 1, No. 9 Worldwide Circulation November 21, 1989 The Envir ... read more

california trip ( in family, holmes, elizabeth )

Tara, Elizabeth and I just returned from a trip to California. Ostensibly, we went for my nephew Thomas's wedding (to bride Heather at Lake Tahoe), but it was also a convenient excuse to let everyone on my side of the family, especially her Grandma and Grandpa, finally meet Elizabeth ... read more

we're in moscow ( in family, adoption, holmes )

We'll be spending the night in Moscow, after all, and flying down to Astrakhan tomorrow afternoon.I was stressed out without an internet or even a usable power connection. But I'm obviously connected now. I had the power converters, but not the three-prong-to-two-prong adapter that I ... read more

life

farm of the future? ( in life, health, food )

Cool! But I also like one of the commenters' idea about forest gardens. Via forest gardens DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us with reading comprehension skill ... read more

good food, bad packaging ( in life, health, food )

Feedback I sent to Luvo:I love your frozen meals, but hate your packaging.Your microwave cooking instructions basically say "look elsewhere on package."Why not put the instructions right there where it says "instructions?"Opening the package afterward is painful, ... read more

elephant poaching falls dramatically ( in life, animals, elephants )

Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa"Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress seems to have resulted in large part from declining demand fo ... read more

list of common meds which destroy your brain ( in life, health, drugs )

List of Culprit Drugs (according to them): Excedrin PM, Tylenol PM, Nytol, Sominex, Unisom, Benadryl, Dramamine, Paxil, Detrol, Demerol, Elavil"You wouldn't think that taking a little pain pill would cause long term cognitive impairment, but that's just one of the commonly presc ... read more

paying off a credit card ( in life, money )

That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today. Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card. But still ... :) I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making sure to close the checking account first. My fear wa ... read more

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