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I do not always make the most interesting posts but I have to say this is a great community. I met ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
Thanks!!! I love this community too. It is my sanity and my sounding board.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 21, 2019:
@Tyrantmike My kitty babies are doing so awesome!! One has started sleeping with me most of the night, and they both come out when the grand children are over, at least after the parents leave. They will both get close enough my granddaughter so she can pet them.
This is fascinating. I did some additional reading and now I understand the prohibition against ...
1of5 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
I like how he's raping her, yet it still looks like she's enjoying it.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 21, 2019:
Given the theoretical time, I doubt whether or not she "enjoyed" it was a consideration. Given that it is an artists rendering, I am sure it is influenced by the belief system of the artist. Whether or not it is rape is not clear, she may have felt there was no other option, and honestly having that baby would have ensured her future so she may have consented. I don't think either of them necessarily enjoyed it.
Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering for certain men?
Buddha comments on Sep 21, 2019:
Those aren't real men
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 21, 2019:
Yeah, we know. They do make lots of noise though, and it seems to be the best that the Right can do.
People With Low Emotional Intelligence Tend To Hold Right-Wing Views, Study Says
Ms_McSteven comments on Sep 18, 2019:
This reminds me of a conversation with my late mother. She was trying to figure out how so many of her sons turned out to be right-wing reactionaries, and her conclusion was the military did that to them, since the three of us who didn't serve turned out liberal, like her. I had to correct ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 18, 2019:
I spent 6 years active duty Army and another 12 married to a fellow service member, plus about 14 years after he retired from the Army. He grew up relatively affluent from a conservative family. I grew up with a laborer father and democrat. He is MORE conservative now, and well... I'm the liberal hippie chick. The military did not change the outlook of either of us. However, all our kids are liberals, some more flagrantly than others.
Check this idiot out! I don't even know what to say
Redheadedgammy comments on Sep 17, 2019:
Bet he hasn't been fucked in years....LOL
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 17, 2019:
That is just what I was thinking!
American Kids Need Reality, Not Religious-Based Education
Grecio comments on Sep 17, 2019:
I don't have a problem with teaching religions in school, but teach them all as a world religions course. Let kids see all the various religions and non-religions so they can make their own personal informed choice. Maybe they would all see that religions are not special, and so we don't have to ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 17, 2019:
I agree, I think learning about religions as culture is very important.
So painfully delightful I just had to share - enjoy: [buzzfeed.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 16, 2019:
Wow! Maybe I should have written that novel after all. My HS English teacher said first write the smuttiest novel that you can, it will sell and you can live off the proceeds while you write your masterpiece. Damn, should have listened to him.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 16, 2019:
@RavenCT A few years ago I was looking into writing a romance novel, I had some study guides and ideas. I got so sick of what I was writing I stopped. It was just too not real and too not me. Maybe I should have stuck with it. But life moves on and I got into other stuff. If only I could get paid what I need through my other stuff. Or paid a living wage through my other stuff. I can't sell a quilt for the cost and time of making it.
Poll: Iowans Don't Believe Trump's Wind Turbine Theory | Time
Vintenar comments on Sep 16, 2019:
I can't wait till I don't have to read articles anymore about the stupid shit Trump spews out of his mouth.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 16, 2019:
Me too!
More than 100,000 men have been sexually assaulted in the military in recent decades. Shame and ...
slydr68 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
I wonder what kinds of numbers frat houses have...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 16, 2019:
I have read stories of Frat House abuse that made skin crawl. What is it with rich entitled white dudes that they are so damn beastly.
The Family: It's Not About Faith, It's About Power | Official Trailer | Netflix - YouTube
JackPedigo comments on Sep 16, 2019:
Started to watch but after 3 episodes got sick and removed it.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 16, 2019:
I am watching with a group of about 15 - 20. If it gets too bad I'm sure someone will hold hands with me.
Billionaires hurt economic growth and should be taxed out of existence, says bestselling French ...
Pamscwf1 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
I had read years ago how money generally makes humans less empathetic and ultimately terrible human beings. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_money_changes_the_way_you_think_and_feel http://nymag.com/news/features/money-brain-2012-7/
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
I truly believe it.
[churchandstate.org.uk] Rep. Steve King: If we aborted anyone who was a product of rape or ...
Athena comments on Sep 15, 2019:
This is his argument? What do you think... was he dropped on his head at some point, or just born a moron?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
@Athena If I knew the answer to that question I'd likely be able to solve so many other problems in the world. Alas, I'm not that wise.
[churchandstate.org.uk] Rep. Steve King: If we aborted anyone who was a product of rape or ...
Athena comments on Sep 15, 2019:
This is his argument? What do you think... was he dropped on his head at some point, or just born a moron?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
Many of my friends from Iowa ask the same question.
I have a flat roof which has a leak in it. I have been trying to locate the leak to stop it. ...
Wangobango3 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
What's a swamp cooler?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
It is an evaporative cooler. Useful in dry climate, it doesn't work worth a darn where it is hot and humid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporative_cooler
Allstate Cat Commerical [youtube.com]
Druvius comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_MaJDK3VNE
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
Love it!!
Probably not that uncommon, but apt.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
This word has a fascinating etymology. From the middle ages up the early years of the twentieth century quack medicine peddlers often toured town to town selling nostrums and remedies claiming them to be cure alls. Often they had traveling with them an assistant who would claim to be a ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
You are really a treasure trove of unusual knowledge, or how to access it. Thanks for sharing!
[alternet.org] Jeff Bezos abruptly cuts health benefits for nearly 2000 part-time Whole Foods ...
jerry99 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Not making any excuses, but I think it's fairly common that part-time workers don't get health insurance. Obviously, everyone should have access to health care but I don't see Amazon as the evil empire some people are saying.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
Aside from the fact that they're not paying much if any in taxes...
There are some guns i definitely support the right to own and use
Cutiebeauty comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Does it come with instructions? They will need it...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
They don't read instructions!
Wind Energy Has A Waste Problem: Disposing Of The Turbines : NPR
BD66 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Comparable to the disposal of millions of very large lithium battery units for electric cars.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 15, 2019:
Heck, I feel annoyed/guilt/sad when I dispose of my hearing aid batteries every week; and those are teeny tiny but two every 5 to 7 days. I don't see a good way around any of it.
We have had a lot of rain this year. I had discovered theses earlier and have been harvesting. They...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Sorry, not even a smidgen of an idea.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
@azzow2 Ahhh, pignoli!! I have had pine nuts, but only out of a jar.
Pastor Rapes Teen, Church Asks Victim To Apologize To Pastor’s Wife | Michael Stone
slydr68 comments on Sep 14, 2019:
What the actual fuck??? No way in Hades I would apologize as a victim. Although, his wife is a victim to a lesser extent as well. If anything, the wife should be reaching out in "Xtian love" to the victim. Why do they always get it WRONG???
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
Because they actually haven't read the buybull? The definitely don't do as it says.
How Hearing Loss Worsens Loneliness Among The Elderly : Shots - Health News : NPR
Lauren comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Both of my grandmothers had pretty severe hearing loss before they agreed to get hearing aids, but it drove us crazy they way they'd hijack an ongoing conversation with something totally unrelated. This was back in the day when it was a $6-7K investment so I can understand their resistance. But it ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
I know several musicians with hearing aids, they tell me they are much better than they used to be.
How Hearing Loss Worsens Loneliness Among The Elderly : Shots - Health News : NPR
AnneWimsey comments on Sep 14, 2019:
I have long observed the worst effect of hearing loss as you age is, as your replies become less relevant (because you did not hear the question/comment properly) that people immediately assume you have dementia! You can get hearing aids from Costco for over $2300.00 less than from all the ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
@AnneWimsey I too got the dryer, and app. I love being able to make the adjustments when needed. I did some research before I went to Costco, and I've got some smart friends with hearing aids that gave me lots of info. I am in a large enough metro area that I had the choice of 3 Costco's with HA centers. The one I went to was not closest, but the one I could get into soonest is on the far side of town. But I wanted it now and my job kinda pushed it. I would rather not need them, but such is life. I will enjoy all the things I can do with them.
How Hearing Loss Worsens Loneliness Among The Elderly : Shots - Health News : NPR
AnneWimsey comments on Sep 14, 2019:
I have long observed the worst effect of hearing loss as you age is, as your replies become less relevant (because you did not hear the question/comment properly) that people immediately assume you have dementia! You can get hearing aids from Costco for over $2300.00 less than from all the ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
My hearing aids at Costco were less than $1600. I work for a hospital, but they wouldn't even test my hearing. But then again it is a hospital for children. My health insurance does not cover hearing aids, unless it is a cochlear implant.
When I moved into my house 6 years ago I had four opened bottles of hard liquors, and one unopened ...
AnneWimsey comments on Sep 14, 2019:
The "recipe", please? Sounds delicious, I love anything peach-y!
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
Fuzzy Navel is Peach Schnapps and Orange juice. Last night I was just adding the Schnapps, brandy, or spiced rum to the Peach Cider. I have such low tolerance for booze it doesn't take much to render me unable to drive, or walk, or be coherent.
When I moved into my house 6 years ago I had four opened bottles of hard liquors, and one unopened ...
MissKathleen comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Not the best ongoing antidote for insomnia, but occasional application is probably harmless. Hope you slept well.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
I actually did sleep very well.
This resonates with me today.
itsmedammit comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Buffett seems to always make sense.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
Warren is called the Oracle of Omaha, he lives about 11 miles from where I live.
Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad - POLITICO
wordywalt comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Then she is truly evil, too.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
I would agree 100%
zaftig--(of a woman) having a fully rounded figure, plump
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
I have used that term in dating profiles in the past, and I kept having to explain it. I kept thinking, you're online, google it. Not impressed with those responses.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
@Remiforce Especially on a dating site, if someone who is online anyway is too lazy to google an unusual term that tells me that we wouldn't be a good fit. Or that tells us why I am single.
When I moved into my house 6 years ago I had four opened bottles of hard liquors, and one unopened ...
Lilac-Jade comments on Sep 14, 2019:
"Sleep" well.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
I did sleep pretty well, just woke up earlier than I would have wanted, but bladders do that sometimes.
When I moved into my house 6 years ago I had four opened bottles of hard liquors, and one unopened ...
Moravian comments on Sep 14, 2019:
You will probably sleep but unfortunately alcohol induced sleep is not particularly satisfying. Hope your hangover isn't too bad.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 14, 2019:
No hangover. My secret is to be very well hydrated. I love water! I can't think of the last time I had a hangover.
Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad - POLITICO
slydr68 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Does he HAVE any morals? From the outside looking in, I'd say no...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
Good point!!
This resonates with me today.
CommonHuman comments on Sep 13, 2019:
If you never have an emotional response to what is said to you from people in your life who matter, you won't have people who matter for very long. Feel free to ignore those who suck.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
@Freedompath I am sure I will be OK, I always have been. Some things are more challenging than others. I was off work for 6 months (retirement trial and taking time off to decompress and help take care of my daughter after she had surgery. She was non weight bearing for several weeks with a small baby.) I can't really "afford" to retire, but if I can't physically afford to retire I'll adjust to living on less. I have great hopes for the next election. M4A will help me out bunches.
Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad - POLITICO
Gypsy494 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Damn that’s scary!
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
IKR!!!
Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad - POLITICO
MsHoliday comments on Sep 13, 2019:
She is definitely not seeing him through our lens. I am slack jawed.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
IKR!!!
This resonates with me today.
CommonHuman comments on Sep 13, 2019:
If you never have an emotional response to what is said to you from people in your life who matter, you won't have people who matter for very long. Feel free to ignore those who suck.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
@Freedompath I appreciate your response. Our organization is trying to teach people to be more responsive to other, they have spent HUGE bucks on teaching Language of Caring and now they're doing Just Culture. I sat in the Just Culture class and wondered what the hell my super was taking away from the leadership courses that she had just been through when we had our awful session. I work for a hospital, they're trying to keep patients/family calm by teaching us to communicating well. She has openly mocked the training we have had to do. I'm sure my hearing loss frustrates her, but you can't holler over at me from across the room and expect full understanding. Oh well, I'm 62 in January and if worse comes to worse I will have the option to retire. I look forward to the exit interview. I am keeping notes this go round.
This resonates with me today.
CommonHuman comments on Sep 13, 2019:
If you never have an emotional response to what is said to you from people in your life who matter, you won't have people who matter for very long. Feel free to ignore those who suck.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
One of the people in my life who sucks is also my supervisor, soooo I can't ignore her. But I've decided she has to be tolerated until I can retire. I will not let her suck me into an emotional tailspin again. It is like watching the movie Mean Girls on a professional level. It just blows my mind. How the hell did I get sucked into this quagmire? She told me I was acting like a whiny millennial. WTF.
This resonates with me today.
Cutiebeauty comments on Sep 13, 2019:
We are human... Emotion is part of being human... It's OK to feel...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 13, 2019:
But you get to decide what to feel. I can let people push me around or I can decide they are trying manipulate me. I had a coworker deliberately misquote me which upset me. And then I realized or decided I was being played and I dropped out of her game. If you manage your reactions you can better manage other people.
Open ended question for y'all...How do you cope if and when you feel like you'll never meet someone ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
I have learned to be content on my own. If I find someone, fine. If I don't, I'm still fine.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 12, 2019:
@Listener59 I thought I did too, but I got tired of BS and decided I'd rather live without the upheaval. I even had roommates for a while, the first roommate (female) was rude to my kids. Seriously this gal had some issues. The second roommate was a platonic male friend that really wanted a girl friend and ended up finding one and moved out. He just wasn't as honest and straightforward as I thought he might have been. So I share my life with my kitty girls and my kids are not far away. Yeah if someone shows up that shows any interest I'd be open to it, but I'm getting on with my life until then.
The firsts with the hearing aids are mostly amusing. Tonight I think I got the low battery signal. I...
ugly comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Got my hearing aids and learned that the turn signal in the car made noise. Was a bit confused when first heard it.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 12, 2019:
@ugly I was told by some friends with hearing aids to wear them most of the time. It takes a while for your brain to adjust to them. I put mine in after I'm up and my hair is done, and they are in until I go to bed. Most days anyway.
The firsts with the hearing aids are mostly amusing. Tonight I think I got the low battery signal. I...
ugly comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Got my hearing aids and learned that the turn signal in the car made noise. Was a bit confused when first heard it.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 12, 2019:
I have heard mine only intermittently for years. I thought it was the signals, I do have a 13 year old car. Or maybe the music was too loud. The music was loud, because I had to turn it up to hear it. Now I can usually hear the turn signals.
1984 came a bit late
LucyLoohoo comments on Sep 11, 2019:
Thanks for this...I'm sharing!
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 11, 2019:
With my blessing!! Send it out all over the place!
Testicle shot as man holsters gun | Alert | seguingazette.com
SonnyBubba comments on Sep 10, 2019:
I bet that messed up the rest of his day. :)
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 10, 2019:
Probably his weekend plans as well.
What is the best kind of pie or dessert? I am partial to blueberry pie the kind grandma made for me ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
French silk. I might not share. For me anything chocolate is a trigger for gluttony. I might do immoral or illegal thing for Rocky Road ice cream. Polio sucks. I hope the anti-vaxxers don't cause a return of polio in the US. That would be a nightmare. Your grandma sounds like a gem!
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 10, 2019:
@azzow2 I don't know if it is French, aside from being called French Silk. It is chocolate, and creamy, and so sweet! https://phscasilkpie.weebly.com/history.html So now we know. And now that I am thinking about it, in late winter I crave things that are lemon flavored, like lemon meringue pie, and lemon cheesecake. Maybe it is needing more vitamin C, or just that I'm tired of the lack of bright yellow sunshine.
Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, files for divorce over 'incompatibility of temperament'
Bobby9 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
I don't know anything about Todd, but Sarah is a strange person.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 10, 2019:
And that is putting it very mildly! Full blown wacked out loonie job is a tad more accurate.
[agnostic.com] Sweetman2020 So I was looking at new folks... a tip off from someone who received a...
Sydland comments on Sep 10, 2019:
Stolen picture as pointed out by comment on his cringe worthy post. ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 10, 2019:
Well, damn!! I stopped searching too soon! Thanks for posting that.
Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, files for divorce over 'incompatibility of temperament'
bobwjr comments on Sep 9, 2019:
You are surprised?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 10, 2019:
Mostly that it lasted this long!
My empty basket was sitting on the dining room table, only I discovered it was no longer empty! And ...
Lilac-Jade comments on Sep 8, 2019:
You didn't think it would stay empty, did you?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 8, 2019:
Usually it doesn't get filled up til it is in the bedroom closet, and I'm positive she does not want a trip to the washer.
Anyone know what happened to @AmiSue?
TheInterlooper comments on Sep 8, 2019:
She's with Jesus now.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 8, 2019:
Jesus or Facebook. Are they the same?
Race for the cure... For breast cancer in central park today... Frankie and I are going with baby ...
Hathacat comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Right now I’m listening to thunder and watching the storm.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 8, 2019:
@Hathacat I lived in a house that was hit by lightening. July 9, 1999, Overland Park, KS. I was home with all the kids and critters. I do understand why you feel as you do.
Race for the cure... For breast cancer in central park today... Frankie and I are going with baby ...
Hathacat comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Right now I’m listening to thunder and watching the storm.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 8, 2019:
I love to watch thunderstorms roll by! The wilder the better!
Talk about delusional!! 🙃 ‘The Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades’ ...
Charlene comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Where's the puke emoji when you truly need it..
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 8, 2019:
Here
If i could just get rid of this peeing thing that happens at like 2 in the morning thing and relieve...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Get your prostate checked.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@azzow2 did you mention the peeing and pain to the doctor them? Or has the pain/peeing come on more recently?
This needs to be fixed - Homeless father with five children can't find a shelter that takes men with...
Varn comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Sounds like ‘he’ need to be ‘fixed’... Five children, with no means of support?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@Varn focus on the here and now. He has kids, he is trying to keep them together and get help. Poverty is rarely anyone's decision. No one wakes up and says I want to be poor today. It doesn't matter why it happened, it is the issue at hand today. Help will get him through today, and tomorrow. Help will allow him to find a job soon and get more secure housing for the children, and meals for the children. We all need help sometimes. I am not going to judge why he needs help, that isn't my job and it isn't going to help him or the kids. Taking the kids from him is not going to help the kids either.
This needs to be fixed - Homeless father with five children can't find a shelter that takes men with...
Varn comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Sounds like ‘he’ need to be ‘fixed’... Five children, with no means of support?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 7, 2019:
Job loss can come out of nowhere, loss of spouse/partner also. Life happens. Whatever happened he is trying to care for his kids. He needs help. It doesn't matter why he needs help, just that he does.
On the days I accept this I’m actually thrilled to be single. I met with my counselor on Tuesday. ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 5, 2019:
I have embraced my aloneness. I do what I want when I wanna. I eat when and what I want, or don't want. I clean and tidy as I see fit. The down side is the cats are not good conversationalists, and there is no one to help out or blame when something goes wrong. But it is what it is, so embrace it ...
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 6, 2019:
@Petter I don't know that I am stoic so much as I am accepting. Since I tend to be a solitary introvert anyway, it just seems natural. When I get off work I am not looking for company or parties, I'm looking for the peace and quiet of my house. I love to spend time with my kids and others, but also glad to have the peace and quiet again.
All this time Orange Cakes was correct, He is taller than Obama
Redheadedgammy comments on Sep 5, 2019:
I'd like to shove that sharpie right down his lying throat!
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 5, 2019:
I'd be afraid of being bitten and getting rabies or syphilis, or something horrible.
Stormy Daniels anyone? This was posted by a trumpsters. Had to point this out. ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 4, 2019:
why is this posted in Pinata?
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 5, 2019:
@TheGreatShadow Kinda tenuous, and the lead about Stormy is misleading. Just remember, we bash Drumpf.
Can't argue with the truth!
UUNJ comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Not even that—was turned away the last time I tried to donate blood because my iron was low and I’m too short to donate platelets. Yep—there’s a height requirement.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 3, 2019:
I can't donate blood in the US because I lived in Germany in the mid to late 80s. The baby I gave birth to can and does give blood, but I can't. Yes, said baby is now 31.
I’d like to hear from those of you who have a FWB, or have had one in the past. I’m curious, and...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 2, 2019:
I realized early on I am not a FWB type of person. I have found that it doesn't usually mean friends, it means convinience, and usually his. I decided I am an all or nothing person. I may be alone but I don't feel short changed.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 2, 2019:
@nomorechristian I tried FWB a few times, but it was short on the friends and mostly for his benefit. To me friends means hang out and enjoy each other's company. To him it meant show up, chat for a few/watch TV, and get laid and be gone. I felt used. I don't know if men and women can be "friends", at least my definition of friends. So I don't go that route anymore. I don't think you're a good lover if you're concentrating on getting your rocks off so you can head out the door. I can take care of my own needs for release, but I craved the contact with another human. That didn't work out, so I am wiser for the pain.
Things I Didn’t Know – Note To My White Self
Charlene comments on Sep 2, 2019:
When you become aware of Your Own White Priviledge it's horrifying..at least I was..it's so deeply ingrained in our culture that we're oblivious to using it on a daily basis. I am doing my best to root it out, it truly is insidious.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 2, 2019:
I am ashamed of the times I pulled the white privilege card. It wasn't often, but often enough that I have some cringe-worthy memories. I think I do better now.
Things I Didn’t Know – Note To My White Self
wordywalt comments on Sep 2, 2019:
If you did not know it, you were not an educated person who was actually reared in the South. We knew those things just like the vast majority of Germans knew about the death camps late in WW II.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 2, 2019:
@Charlene I did! I fell in love with Howard Zinn. I read it just a few years ago. Found out two of my kids read it in High School. No wonder the older two are such smart, liberal spitfires!
Things I Didn’t Know – Note To My White Self
wordywalt comments on Sep 2, 2019:
If you did not know it, you were not an educated person who was actually reared in the South. We knew those things just like the vast majority of Germans knew about the death camps late in WW II.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 2, 2019:
I grew up in the middle of the USA, 150 miles west of where I am now. The more I learn, the more I realize history has been literally whitewashed.
In my opinion, completely understandable:
glennlab comments on Aug 30, 2019:
If they couldn't handle the kids, they don't deserve the cat.
HippieChick58 replies on Sep 1, 2019:
Just what I was thinking! They created the monster kidlets, I feel sorry for the kids and kitty. I also feel sorry for anyone who has to deal with the kids in the future; partners, their own children, coworkers, neighbors. Gad.
Another lovely day, blue skies and Agent Orange.
Arizonajerry comments on Aug 31, 2019:
I could not stomach the posts and I left for a while. I see mostly repeats of what the media,mouth pieces of liberal party broadcast. We should use a filter in the brain. It is beyond my comprehension why we bash so much the best president since Kennedy
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 31, 2019:
@ArizonaJerry, buh bye.
Quite likely!
242Foxtrot comments on Aug 29, 2019:
I bought a couple of small catnip plants from PetCo and let them grow inside the house, clipping off some now and then for the cats' enjoyment. Then after keeping them going over the winter, I planted them in herb boxes on my deck. They flourished and went to seed (the bees LOVE the flowers) and ...
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 31, 2019:
Catnip is a member of the mint family, which means it is invasive as shit. Your neighbors will be finding it in their yards.. I usually plant catnip in a pot on my deck. Well, this year's plant died, not sure why. However, I found a volunteer in the raised bed garden. I am keeping an eye on it, not letting it go to seed. I will pull it up in the late fall so it doesn't get a chance to spread. I had underestimated the aggressiveness of mint, planted some in a border.... It took over and was spreading. I had to resort to harsh chemicals to kill it off. I hate using chemicals, but I'm sure my neighbors would have been less than pleased to have mint invade their yards, not to mention the resale value plummeting. Such is life in the suburbs.
Yep that's me!
Spinliesel comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Which one, the boy on the swing or the dog in the grass?
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 31, 2019:
Yes
A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We’re Suing. | American Civil Liberties...
Bobby9 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Obviously LA authorities were wrong. I do have a question however. I haven't seen the word "Latinx" before. I presume it comes from the word Latin. What does it mean?
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 30, 2019:
@Bobby9 I know that, and you know that. They want it, I don't care one way or the other, but it costs me nothing to go along with it. Or another key stroke, If it makes someone feel better I am glad to go to the effort of another key stroke.
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Sticks48 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Anyone who can't figure these people out at first or second glance deserves to get taken.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 30, 2019:
dreams die hard, we all want to believe the best in everyone.
A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We’re Suing. | American Civil Liberties...
Bobby9 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Obviously LA authorities were wrong. I do have a question however. I haven't seen the word "Latinx" before. I presume it comes from the word Latin. What does it mean?
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 29, 2019:
Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and even Latin@. (The Huffington Post) The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately.
A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We’re Suing. | American Civil Liberties...
IamNobody comments on Aug 29, 2019:
I know Latin...not sure about Latinx though
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 29, 2019:
Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and even Latin@. (The Huffington Post) The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately.
@Admin @developer the Browse Posts drop down is missing for Forums. It's 2:51 am EST. It will ...
HippieChick58 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
I am missing new alerts. It tells me I have 54, but none are new and I don't get the full drop down list. This might make my morning simpler, but not satisfying.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 29, 2019:
@MarkiusMahamius I hate view all, I want to be able to check them off as I see them. In view all it is too awkward.
Beatrice man sentenced to 8 years probation in sexual assault case
Petter comments on Aug 27, 2019:
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HippieChick58 replies on Aug 29, 2019:
@Petter Yes, the age difference concerns me, and yes individuals mature at different rates. When my girls were in Junior high and high school, so 13 to 18, we told them they could date boys in the same grade they were, not older,, and that pretty much worked until they started working and driving. When did I first start feeling sexual urges. Not a clue, but you don't know all my background and we don't have time for it here and that would explain a ton. I fully agree that children need to be taught about consent, and we honor SamSam's desires not to be hugged, held, or kissed. She's two and a half, but it is her body and she is in charge of her person. Where I live legal age is 19, however, 25 miles away in another state legal age is 18. That matters to my job for what I can discuss with parents regarding medical billing for their children. If that 19 year old doesn't sign the papers, I can't tell mom or dad anything. When I was 18 I joined the Army. I could drink alcohol on any US Military base. If I went off post I may or may not be able to drink depending on state laws.
Question: How many of you got into a bad relationship because of great sex?
HippieChick58 comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Help me out here, @Our_existence... How does this bash Drumpf? I think Donnie and great sex is an oxymoron.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 29, 2019:
@Our_existence Yeah, I see that now, skimmed to lightly the first time. I believe you can always delete your own posts. You may have reached a wider audience with another group, just saying.
Children of US troops born overseas will no longer get automatic American citizenship, Trump ...
patchoullijulie comments on Aug 29, 2019:
I just don't get this. It makes no sense (as if anything these shitfucks do makes any sense). My daughter was born on an overseas base. She is in her 30's now but I wonder if they will come after her next!
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 29, 2019:
Me too!! My daughter is 31, born in Bad Canstatt, Germany.
Beatrice man sentenced to 8 years probation in sexual assault case
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HippieChick58 replies on Aug 28, 2019:
@Petter Just because it is legal doesn't mean it is right, slavery used to be legal. Yes, I know they're marrying off girls very young which does not benefit the girls at all.
Beatrice man sentenced to 8 years probation in sexual assault case
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HippieChick58 replies on Aug 28, 2019:
Just for context, Beatrice is about 2 hours from where I live, small town middle America. I copied the article for you. A Beatrice man was sentenced to probation this week for having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl. Schad Myers, 20, was sentenced in Gage County District Court on Tuesday to five years of probation for possession of child pornography and three years probation for third-degree sexual assault of a child. The two sentences will be served consecutively, totaling eight years of probation. Myers was previously scheduled for sentencing two weeks ago, though after hearing arguments judge Rick Schreiner postponed pronouncing a sentence for two weeks to allow time to consider the case. Prosecutors argued that Myers took advantage of the girl and requested a prison sentence. Defense attorney Lee Timan asked for a sentence of probation, saying the Myers was not preying on the girl. Their relationship was romantic in nature, he said. According to arrest documents, a Beatrice Middle School student reported to a counselor that the victim was in a relationship with a 20-year-old man. Authorities were contacted and the school resource officer spoke with the victim, who said she was involved in a sexual relationship with Myers. Documents state that Myers was contacted and eventually admitted to having a sexual relationship with the girl that he said was consensual. He acknowledged having intercourse with the girl at least four times since November 2018 in his residence. The child pornography charge stemmed from a video found on Myers’ phone.
Vote Blue in November 2020
Robecology comments on Aug 27, 2019:
Indeed! And wear a tie the right length, at least...dammit!
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 27, 2019:
@dan325 pffffff, did you HAVE to put that image in my head? I may never sleep again.
When you realize all of this happened in our lifetimes you understand why Feminism should be a ...
Amisja comments on Aug 26, 2019:
Very interesting and quite different to UK. We are not much better. I have to say though, thats a very silly hat!
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 27, 2019:
That hat was very stylish for that time. That is one of the things that makes me happy to live in the era that I do. I don't do hats.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME? TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED MY ACCOUNT. I WAS BLASTING AWAY AT TRUMP & THE ...
HippieChick58 comments on Aug 26, 2019:
Sorry, I used twitter for less than a month, drove me nuts! This girl don't tweet and knows nutting about Twitter.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 26, 2019:
@WonderWartHog99 I signed up for traffic alerts. Jeebus, coulda used the phone as a vibrator during the winter weather rush hours.
You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel
Petter comments on Aug 25, 2019:
I suggest he needs to learn monocycle riding - fast!
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 26, 2019:
Or is that a unicycle with a motor?
Donald Trump announces plans to buy Narnia from Middle Earth [newsthump.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Aug 25, 2019:
How about Discworld? I'm told that is a real bargain!
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 26, 2019:
@mcgeo52 Moi? My own group? Why do you ask?
Trump's plan to cage kids indefinitely while denying them vaccines is ethnic cleansing in plain ...
zesty comments on Aug 25, 2019:
Oh, please! Gets boring.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 25, 2019:
IKR! I am so tired of all the bad news and upset. I'd like to be bored to death by the news for a while.
Officially the Worst On-line date ever: "MONROE — Two people missing for a week after meeting ...
Stephanie99 comments on Aug 25, 2019:
How sad. My date late night had more to drink than I would have liked. I made him walk a line and touch his nose before driving, but perhaps I should have driven myself. He was not someone I met online.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 25, 2019:
@ToolGuy I am a cheap drunk, more than one drink and I need a nap. I didn't used to be that way. My rule is no booze on the first date, and maybe the second date as well. I haven't been beyond a second date in a very long time.
List of how liberals change language to control the debate
WonderWartHog99 comments on Aug 24, 2019:
It's bogus. My ears started twitching over "climate denier" meaning "Assumes that the debate is over and the science is settled." Last I heard 97% of scientists who study weather agree on climate change. Might as well say gravity denier assume the debate is over. "Pro life" is reasonable ...
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 24, 2019:
It isn't bogus. Well it it, but this is from a Conservative think tank...
List of how liberals change language to control the debate
sassygirl3869 comments on Aug 24, 2019:
Some harsh language - they don't like Dems or Liberals whoever put this list together?
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 24, 2019:
A conservative investment group.
Weird how it's faster and easier to find companies you want to boycott than it is to find companies ...
Cutiebeauty comments on Aug 24, 2019:
No thanks lol
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 24, 2019:
This is a conservative publication telling it's readers where not to spend their money because the companies all support liberal causes or are anti Trump
David H. Koch, Industrialist Who Fueled Right-Wing Movement, Dies at 79. He and his brother, ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 23, 2019:
While I will not celebrate, I will note that his passing makes the world a better place.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 23, 2019:
I'll drink to that.
David H. Koch, Industrialist Who Fueled Right-Wing Movement, Dies at 79. He and his brother, ...
Redheadedgammy comments on Aug 23, 2019:
I was so happy to hear this on the news this morning. Those rat bastards have been the cause of more pain and suffering in this Country than just about anyone. If there is a hell, I hope he is burning in it.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 23, 2019:
Times like this I wish I did believe in hell. I want his white flabby ass to be frying like bacon!!
What about grief? How long should you wait to seriously consider trying to find a new relationship? ...
HippieChick58 comments on Aug 22, 2019:
My mom died in 1972, I was 14, my sisters were 12 and 8. My brothers were all out of the house, two in the Navy and one in Juvie. My dad was so freaked out by the idea of raising 3 girls he married the first woman he dated, and he was married 6 months after our mother passed. That old phrase, marry ...
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 23, 2019:
@TomMcGiverin Thank you! Do you remember Helen Reddy? The lyrics of one of her songs is "Yes, I am wise but it is wisdom for the pain."
You know I'm really opposed to blocking simply because of politics. I don't think either side ...
altschmerz comments on Aug 21, 2019:
He blocked me after I “liked” a comment calling him out. Straightaway I subsequently blocked him from the groups where I’m a mod. You can do that too.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 21, 2019:
@altschmerz @RavenCT my rule if you block me or co mod if applicable I will block you from my groups. We have to be able to see what is going on in our groups.
Why do we desire and seek a romantic, intimate relationship with the opposite sex full well knowing ...
HippieChick58 comments on Aug 19, 2019:
My sister and her husband have currently been married for 36 years. A good relationship can happen.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 21, 2019:
@SerengetiLion I was married for over 25 years, I've been divorced for about 10. For my sister and her husband their biggest heartache is that their adult son will not outlive them. He has a genetic condition that used to kill children. It still does, it just kills them more slowly. In their marriage I know they have had rough spots but they worked through it. My marriage ended about 5 or 10 years before we actually got a divorce.
First-grader pointed loaded gun at student in school office, email says - News - The Columbus ...
242Foxtrot comments on Aug 20, 2019:
I'm sure the NRA would offer that all students should therefore be armed.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 20, 2019:
The truly frightening things is that you're likely right.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Quietly, Deceitfully Renamed
girlwithsmiles comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Very interested to know the new name but cannot access the link, could you spill the beans?
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 20, 2019:
I will give you the whole article instead, I love copy/paste :) High fructose corn syrup is a killer. Since humans started consuming it, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. Even when used in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more. So what does the FDA do about this silent killer? It allows food producers to change the name of the infamous sweeter in order to trick consumers into thinking they are not eating high fructose corn syrup. That’s right, high fructose corn syrup now goes by a new, deceitful name – “Natural Sweetener” – designed to trick customers into making ill-informed choices that will impact on their health. Consumers are finally catching on to the fact that what we put in our mouths effects our waistline as well as our health. Since consumers have become much smarter and finally waking up to these realities, they are demanding healthier food choices. Every food company is smearing 100% natural on every box of anything regardless of whats inside the box. Now we have to know the new sneaky name to know whether or not we are consuming High Fructose Corn Syrup or not. Obviously the best way to avoid this mess is to buy from companies you really trust. Big food companies are hiding ingredients they know we really don’t want to consume in their products. This time it’s the presence of a new version of high fructose corn syrup. But this is not the innocuous fructose that has sweetened the fruits humans have eaten since time began. This is a questionable ingredient with many names that could be causing all sorts of health problems. The product is General Mills’ Vanilla Chex, an updated version of the Chex cereal sold in most conventional grocery and discount stores for many years. The front of the box clearly states that the product contains “no high fructose corn syrup” (HFCS), but turn it over to read the ingredient list and there it is – the new isolated fructose. Why is that a problem? According to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), there’s been a sneaky name change. The term ‘fructose’ is now being used to denote a product that was previously known as HFCS-90, meaning it is 90 percent pure fructose. Compare this to what is termed ‘regular’ HFCS, which contains either 42 or 55 percent fructose, and you will know why General Mills is so eager to keep you in the dark. CRA explains: “A third product, HFCS-90, is sometimes used in natural and ‘light’ foods, where very little is needed to provide sweetness. Syrups with 90% fructose will not state high fructose corn syrup on the label [anymore], they will state ‘fructose’ or ‘fructose syrup’.” And the ...
I got a message from this guy. Looks like a red flag to me. I'm going to ignore and block. ...
Hastur comments on Aug 19, 2019:
I recognize him. He was removed before for being a scammer.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 19, 2019:
I thought the pictures looked familiar.
Quiz: Only 1 in 50 People Know The Meaning Of These 16 Old-Fashioned Words - Women.com
Cutiebeauty comments on Aug 19, 2019:
I got one hundred percent! Tried to get a screenshot, but it didn't work..
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 19, 2019:
@Cutiebeauty Good for you!! Context is so helpful. I remember my grandmother (she was born in 1905) using many of those words.
How not to be used
RavenCT comments on Aug 18, 2019:
That self-worth one can be tricky for folks because if your parents didn't give it to you - you might still be searching for it. It can be learned however - I've seen it. My parents gave me all the self-worth in the world thankfully. That doesn't mean you never have some self doubt. ;-)
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 18, 2019:
@RavenCT Actually, I'm fine with Disney. My girls owned all the Disney flicks at one time, probably still do. My step did have lots in common with the Disney steps. I think what helped me was I had my mom til I was 14, so I knew lots of her crap with just her meanness. She should never had been trusted around children, and my younger sisters were removed from the home by other relatives. I was the sacrifice to keep the peace/ save face for the adults. I am not sure who snowed who, but neither one of them got what they wanted and they spent almost 30 years unhappily married.
How not to be used
RavenCT comments on Aug 18, 2019:
That self-worth one can be tricky for folks because if your parents didn't give it to you - you might still be searching for it. It can be learned however - I've seen it. My parents gave me all the self-worth in the world thankfully. That doesn't mean you never have some self doubt. ;-)
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 18, 2019:
My dad and step witch gave me a whole 'nother set of issues. It took a long time to find self esteem, boundaries, and so many other things.
Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows
freedom41 comments on Aug 18, 2019:
I didn't know people really had a problem with that. I do find it incovient. It might be a good idea to not fuck with our ⏰ s twice a year.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 18, 2019:
@freedom41 I worked rotating shifts when I was in the Army, luckily I was young and I could deal with it. In the last 10 years I've worked 12 hour day shifts, or 12 hour night shifts, or a modified swing shift. And for the last 4 years just M-F 8 to 5 type of shift. When I was not working I drifted into a midnight to 8 or 9ish sleep cycle. As it is now I'm lucky to sleep more than 5 hours a night.
Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows
freedom41 comments on Aug 18, 2019:
I didn't know people really had a problem with that. I do find it incovient. It might be a good idea to not fuck with our ⏰ s twice a year.
HippieChick58 replies on Aug 18, 2019:
I have always disliked it, when my kids were little I loathed it because it messed up naptimes. Now I hate it because it messes up my sleep cycles, not to mention the bother of changing clocks.

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