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Just saw this on Facebook. Yup, that's what we're dealing with.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
We are a nation of sheeple.
Give Barnes & Noble a medal for this one.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Damn!! I wish I saw that earlier today when I was down in that end of town. I'd have made a visit.
The Nickelback joke Trump doesn’t get - The Washington Post
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Copied and pasted: By Molly Roberts Editorial writer covering technology and society October 4 “LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH.” These words were made immortal first by the Canadian band Nickelback in a 2005 hit single “Photograph,” a very, very bad song that did very, very well on the radio — and then again this week by President Trump in a tweet featuring a snapshot of Joe Biden, his son Hunter and another man labeled, “Ukrainian gas exec.” The conceit is simple. The “Photograph” music video shows Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger walking down an empty street, holding a framed image of Kroeger and his producer up to the camera. Trump’s riff on an existing meme replaces that image with a Tucker Carlson “scoop” circulating on right-wing media. Trump’s display sent the Internet into fits, partly because it seemed to crystallize the complete craziness of the president’s current impeachment-inspired frenzy. This Ukraine scandal is all so serious, and yet at the end of day it’s all so silly: The commander in chief’s tenure is under existential threat, and his response is to send out a dumb clip of Kroeger preparing to ask “what the hell is on Joey’s head?” Dumb or dumber, the meme bears demystifying. It illuminates a basic truth about our president. People in the meme-generating depths of the Web did not make Nickelback memes because they liked Nickelback. They made Nickelback memes because they did not like Nickelback, and because Nickelback was everywhere anyway. The music was barely musical; it was a crummy commodity foisted upon the citizenry by people trying to sell us stuff. The record industry shoved “Photograph” in our face the same way Kroeger thrusts the frame toward his audience, as if commanding us to care. Representatives argue over Nickelback on the House floor Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) joked March 7 about the “pretty low” number of Nickelback fans while discussing an election measure. (U.S. House) So this begat Nickelbacking, a relative of Rickrolling that involves, basically, calling someone on the phone and playing Nickelback. It begat a Facebook page setting up a contest for likes between Nickelback and a pickle. (The pickle won.) It begat the “Photograph” bit, which struck at the emptiness at the song’s center. You could replace that picture with anything at all, because it all meant nothing. Nickelback didn’t exactly become famous for being famous. It became famous for being famous despite being horrible. That makes Trump the Nickelback president. He was elevated to the top of society despite being utterly deplorable, and also because he was utterly deplorable. But there’s more to it. The initial transformation of Nickelback from anodyne top-40ers to ...
So I haven't been on here lately and aparently no one else?
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
You had a good day!
New details about a 'troll farm' shed light on Russia's election meddling - Business Insider
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Recently revealed details about how an infamous Russian "troll farm" operated and its role in Russia's disinformation campaign shed new light on Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential race. One former troll, who was interviewed by the independent Russian news outlet Dozhd and went by "Maxim," or Max, spoke of his experience working for the Internet Research Agency, a well-researched Russian company in St. Petersburg whose function is to spread pro-Russian propaganda and sow political discord in nations perceived as hostile to Russia. The secretive firm is bankrolled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, CNN reported, a Russian oligarch who is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin. Up to a third of the company's staff was tasked with interfering in US political conversation during the 2016 election, according to an investigation conducted by the Russian news agency RBC and detailed by another Russian news outlet, Meduza. The Internet Research Agency, Max told Dozhd, consisted of a "Russian desk" and a "foreign desk." The Russian desk, which was primarily made up of bots and trolls, used fake social-media accounts to flood the internet with pro-Trump agitprop and made-up news throughout the US presidential campaign, especially in the days leading up to the November election. The foreign desk had a more sophisticated purpose, according to Max, who worked in that department. "It’s not just writing ‘Obama is a monkey’ and ‘Putin is great.’ They’ll even fine you for that kind of [primitive] stuff," he told Dozhd. In fact, those who worked for the foreign desk were restricted from spreading pro-Russia propaganda. Rather, Max said, their job was more qualitative and was geared toward understanding the "nuances" of American politics to "rock the boat" on divisive issues like gun control and LGBT rights. "Our goal wasn’t to turn the Americans toward Russia," he added. "Our task was to set Americans against their own government: to provoke unrest and discontent, and to lower Obama’s support ratings." An entire department, the "Department of Provocations," was dedicated to that goal: Its primary objective was to disseminate fake news and sow discord in the West, according to CNN. The troll farm also had its own "Facebook desk," whose function was to relentlessly push back against the platform's administrators who deleted fake accounts as they began gaining traction. When Internet Research Agency employees argued against having their accounts deleted, Max said, Facebook staffers would write back, "You are trolls." The trolls would in turn invoke the First Amendment right to free speech — occasionally, they won the arguments. Facebook is now at the center of congressional and FBI investigations that are examining the ...
Maxine Waters rains holy hell on ‘spineless’ Republicans refusing to stand up to Trump: ‘I ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Good for her!!!
Some feedback from the Finnish president on his visit to the United States - The Washington Post
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
President Sauli Niinisto! Thank you for visiting the United States and President Donald J. Trump on the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Finland diplomatic relations. Can you spare a minute of your time to tell us what you thought so we can improve the experience for future visitors? What were some highlights of your stay? I enjoyed the museums very much. I visited several, and they were all well lit, clean and informative. I liked that they were free, just like the population is under democracy. I do not think that either of those things should change. If possible, keep both aspects. I also enjoyed the chairs. I sat on a chair that was large and bright yellow, with arms, and although the arms did not provide as much protection of my personal space as I had hoped and I briefly suffered a surprise touch upon the knee (something Moominpappa would have addressed even more sternly than I did), it was not the chair’s fault. I still basically liked the chair. It was clearly not the work of Alvar Aalto, but it was a good chair. Do you have any feedback as to how your stay could be improved? Well, I have to say, I would perhaps have done certain things slightly differently. For instance, it was clear that President Trump had many things he wanted to get off his chest, primarily about someone named Adam Schiff, but also about the governor of California? I found this unseemly emotional outburst off-putting. I would not have asked him to stand there while I had an emotional outburst. To me, a more seemly way of showing disapproval would be to purchase and then quietly hand them a Marimekko design that is in an unpleasing color — although, such a Marimekko design does not exist? I do not understand why it was necessary for me to sit there silently like an Artek daybed (although even when they are silent, Artek daybeds make statements). He kept yelling about a perfect conversation, but if it was anything like the conversation we had, I would say it was not perfect. A perfect conversation, to us in Finland, is one in which the freedom of the press is respected and people do not shout, say inaccurate things about the European Union and give the press mean nicknames. We reserve this kind of saltiness for our licorice. Also, I would say, it is embarrassing for a leader to hector his press and call them fake. It makes him look bad, and it is uncomfortable. It seemed as though this was the kind of thing you would want to save for later, when you were alone, after you were not trying to impress people anymore. Indeed, I started to wonder: Does he know that I am here? I am just sitting here like the "J" in “fjord” or the many treasures of Helsinki: I am there, but nobody thinks about me. I began to feel that I had blended into the chair, but then...
Online dating, now the most common way for couples to meet, is desegregating America
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Good article, it could cause some big changes for insular communities.
MAGA-Manipulating America's Gullible Assholes!
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Funny, but so horribly sad.
New York's Biggest Cat 😻😻😻 [youtu.be]
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
That a lotta kitty to love!
SYBARITIC--fond of sensuous pleasure or luxury, self-indulgent
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
I need more of that!
I am extremely depressed.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
So, don't take it anymore. It is hurting you to stay, what is your gut saying?
I have to decide if I want to get up early enough tomorrow to drive three hours to San Diego for an ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
That is a very large investment of time, gas, and wear and tear on your car. My guideline for out of the area trips is will I spend as much time there as it took to get there and back. So you're investing 6 hours of driving for a 2 hour hike that isn't a date. For me, I would be very reluctant to miss my regularly scheduled Sunday activities, especially as I hate being up THAT early. I'd have to be up at 4 to be on the road at 5. For me it would likely be a no unless this is an area I've always wanted to visit. What ever you decide, I hope it turns out great.
So that explains it
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
It makes so much sense now!
Does anyone know what happened to @Lincoln55?
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
People come and people go, tis the nature of social media type of sites.
Me: Art class😊
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
English and History. School was my escape, home sucked.
Would people ever talk to each other if there were not sporting events or political scandals to ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
I can talk to almost anyone about almost anything. And people tell me stuff, it's really weird sometimes.
I know there are not many here, but thought I would share.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 5, 2019:
Good for you for knowing your worth. I hope you get what you want.
Wow! ‘Felony violation of law’: Experts stunned and horrified as Trump openly calls on China to...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 4, 2019:
I don't think anything will amaze me anymore.
When you have to self-label, do you describe yourself as an agnostic, skeptic, non-believer--or ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 4, 2019:
It depends on the situation. Sometimes I say I'm Atheist, sometimes I say I'm Humanist, and sometimes Agnostic. It kind of evolves. Most of the time I'd go with Secular Humanist and totally confuse them. For most people, especially in the US it is black and white, either Xian or not. They don't care or understand about the shadings.
When Breath Becomes Air: A Young Neurosurgeon Examines the Meaning of Life as He Faces His Death | ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I read that book a few years ago, very excellently done.
The Guardian Book Review: This Life and Outgrowing God "This Life and Outgrowing God review – ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I have This Life here at home, from the local library. I probably should get started on it soon.
At this rate, i could be a great-great grandmother when i finally die.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
It is very hard sometimes to remain quiet while our offspring make choices we'd rather they didn't make. All you can do is love them and try not to bite a hole in your tongue.
Exactly how I feel.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I would join that party!
I think 45 has grossly miscalculated the "benefit" of attacking Biden and his son.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
To paraphrase my Jewish friends, "from your mouth (writings) to God's ears." Let it be so, and soon!
Oh gosh, where to start.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I am afraid I'd have to answer me as well. I don't think I have anything that used to be my moms.
...here's tomorrows news a little early
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
Paranoid much?
"C" for me πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 2, 2019:
My parents we the builder generation, I am a boomer, my kids are millennials. One grand baby is a Gen Z, born in 16. So what comes after Z? Second grand was born in 18.
Would you do your job if you didn't get paid?
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 2, 2019:
The pay and health insurance is the only reason I go to work. Hey, I got a "free" flu shot, but then I work for a hospital and being immunized is required to work there.
VACUOUS.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 2, 2019:
I know too many people like this.
Another scammer? [agnostic.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 2, 2019:
Not available!!! Woot!
Appropriate for this Group?
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
Definitely!
It's finally raining!!! Yay!!
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
Jeebus girl! Be careful what you ask for. We had over 5 inches of rain in September, and we might get 5 more inches today into tomorrow. This is on top of the flooding the cut major roadways and destroyed acres of cropland. Some folks have started to look for that old dude with a boat with all those animals.
Can someone explain what a perfect conversation is?
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
So tell me how this bashes Drumpf? Please follow the guidelines of the group.
Damn Fake news is apparently enough to get you convicted, and resign from Congress. [cnbc.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
This is such good news!
Well, I think I've just ended another friendship over 45. Oh well.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
If it saves your sanity, it is likely for the best, for you. We have to do what we have to do to maintain our sanity.
I think my greatest contribution to this group is memes.
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
I enjoy having you as part of the group, no matter how much or little you contribute. And these are great, so thanks!!
Kellyanne Conway launches an insane sexist attack on Nancy Pelosi — 'she only backed impeachment ...
HippieChick58 comments on Oct 1, 2019:
I'm sorry (not sorry) KellyAnne has NO credibility. The woman is a bimbo of the worst sort.
Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
Matthew Desmond is a contributing writer for the magazine and the author of “ EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY,” which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. It is an excellent book, made me aware of things that were easier to not be aware of.
I am curious to know how many of you maintain friendships with religious people (particularly those ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
I have a few friends that are pastors, I'm sure I try their patience. One especially I communicate with fairly frequently. He was an enormous help when I had an out of control teenager. He truly has a heart for people, the most loving man I've ever met. His church is doing a program on spirituality and sexuality, I've asked for a transcript. Not for me, but my daughter just came out, and her religious daddy is having conniptions. Actually he's more concerned that she is atheist than she is gay, but neither one is to his liking. Anyway, I will let her check it out and then pass it on to her dad if she wants. I will do anything to support my kids.
One of the most annoying things about Christians is their insistence that god takes care of ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
I remember hearing people (especially youngish women) taking about being in a huge parking lot and finding a parking space just where they needed it and god was soo good to them. And I'm thinking millions of starving babies and god takes the time to clear a parking space for you. Yeah right.
Australia Cuts 80% of Plastic Bag Use in 3 Short Months - EcoWatch
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 29, 2019:
I did make it a point to carry my bags into the grocery store today.
FWB.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 28, 2019:
I'm not cut out to be a dominatrix. I had a guy that wanted to be my dom, but he wanted to call me "baby girl" and I was to call him "daddy". That is a hard stop for me. That is just a bucket of cold water for me.
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 28, 2019:
Just like "der Donaldo" is a good xian, he's never read the bible, has no idea what is says, and yet he is the chosen. This is Trump Pinata, we gotta connect things to der Donaldo, not just trash/bash xians.
Can you smell it?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 27, 2019:
Flop sweat!
When one grows up poor, in a loving family, and not in an absolute struggle to avoid starvation, one...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 27, 2019:
I grew up in a poor but dysfunctional family. Mom died when I was 14, dad remarried the bitch from hell 6 months later. My brothers and dad were abusive, my stepmother was also abusive. Today only my middle sister and I are close. We used to joke that we were the normal ones, both of us in long marriages. Then I got a divorce :) but we're still close. Maybe closer, she didn't like the ex.
oxymoron--figure of speech that juxtaposes things that are contradictory--such as "a good death"
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 26, 2019:
That would give one pause if you took it literally.
Headed for a short trip to Maine in the morning. Surprising my mother for her birthday!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 26, 2019:
Happy birthday to Mama!! Have a good trip!
Did you grow up with an avocado kitchen? πŸ€”
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 25, 2019:
Thank goodness no. We had some green stuff, but not much. We mostly had white and no particular style. I am not fond of green so I don't have much green ever in any home I've ever lived in. Yes, if you know me, I did 6 years in the Army and another 12 years as a spouse and I really don't like green, especially OD or Avocado green. I do eat lots of avocados though.
I took myself to lunch ! When I was still dating an over-the-top god person, we discovered this...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 25, 2019:
I go into restaurants from time to time with just me. Sometimes as a treat, sometimes as a girl has to eat and eating in the car is not an option for me. I try to take a book/tablet with me, or grab a newspaper. Whether with someone or alone, we still gotta eat.
Ok, I just got this overwhelming feeling of dread. Could this all be a set up?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 25, 2019:
Like riding a roller coaster.
Me an attitude!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 25, 2019:
Adorable!
Hmmm... any bet on this?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
And he has a bridge for sale as well. Would you trust him as far as you could throw him?
Federal judge rules an anti-LGBTQ church can legally be called a ‘hate group’ / LGBTQ Nation
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
A federal judge has ruled that an anti-LGBTQ Florida-based church, D. James Kennedy Ministries, can be labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a matter of free speech. Although the court didn’t decide on whether the church itself is an actual hate group, the SPLC says the church “maligns the entire LGBT community.” The church and its corporate entity, Coral Ridge Ministries Media Inc., sought to sue the SPLC stating that the group “illegally trafficked in false and misleading descriptions of the services offered by [the group] and committed defamation against DJKM arising from the publication and distribution of false information that libels the ministry’s reputation.” The church also sought to sue the online retailer Amazon because the SPLC’s designation rendered it ineligible for charitable donations through Amazon’s giving programs, as well as GuideStar, an organization that connects donors and grant-makers to non-profit organizations, for dropping the church from its services. Judge Myron Thompson of the U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Alabama tossed out the lawsuit, basically stating that free speech rights allow the SLPC to label the church as a hate group if it wants. In a statement, SPLC President Richard Cohen said: “The fact that Coral Ridge claims its statements about the LGBT community are biblically based doesn’t immunize it from criticism. We have a First Amendment right to express our opinions, just as Coral Ridge has a right to express its opinions.” The Miami Herald reports that the church was named after mega-church pastor D. James Kennedy Ministries, a man who co-founded the Moral Majority, a politically influential lobby that successfully tied conservative politics to evangelical Christianity in the ’70s. Church spokesman John Rabe defended the ministry against the hate group designation, saying, “We believe that marriage is a central institution to society and it was ordained by God. [We] would not advocate any sort of violence or any sort of prejudice. We absolutely affirm equal rights for homosexuals and all other people. We believe in equal rights.” However, the SPLC says that every church on its anti-LGBTQ hate group list spreads anti-LGBTQ messages.
Be best y’all!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Melania doesn't strike me as being aware of much going on around her, must be the prozac.
Ya think tRump is bent out of shape tonight?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I hope he is sweating bullets.
My date with the lady I met on the bus last week went splendidly! We split a pizza at a restaurant,...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
That is exciting! I'm so happy for you!
Trump mocks teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg - CNNPolitics
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I would disagree that Drumpf is leader of the free world, I think that title moved over to Angela Merkel. Whoever it is, it ain't Donaldo cuz the US is no longer part of the free world. Maybe the leader is Justin, I could follow him!
We can but hope!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I love how there is no dissembling with her. You know what she is thinking, and I so agree with her!
Be careful my friends.....
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I don't believe in luck, but I also am thankful for menopause.
Would you buy it????
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
No, I can get it free on the Internet.
Quite often, I really feel like I hate dealing with that big world out there.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Me too. I live to make the world better for my grand babies. But I'm telling you, most days I know I'm fighting a losing battle. But I cannot give up until I absolutely cannot go on any more. They need me, and I need them.
This is getting out of hand unbelieveable
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
OMFG, I cry for America.
Curious.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Not only would I cringe, but I'd avoid him like the plague. His choice of accessories tells me he has a mindset incompatible with mine.
The 10 year old girl, form Texas, who contracted brain eating amoeba, has died.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Seriously, I want to slap people when they say they will pray. Kiss My Ass, I know what that means. It means I'm going to fall asleep. I know cuz I used to do it!
It's nipply..
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Well, she has to show off the goods. With all the enhancement she has had, do you suppose she has any feeling in them? Show everyone where they money was spent, best boobs money can buy. I can't imagine her nursing a baby, that would be too human. That outfit just does not say professional, and in fact I think she looks dowdy. Dowdy and sluttish all at the same time, she is so talented.
Christians Who Support Trump Are Morally and Spiritually Superior Than Other Devotees, Pastor Robert...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Jeebus these morons... my equality is better than your equality and mom loved me more than you! Freaking punk ass babies.
πŸ€―πŸ˜±πŸ˜„πŸ€ͺπŸ˜³πŸ™ƒ Hahahahahahahaha! Donald Trump at UN: President said he deserves Nobel ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
WE need an eyeroll emoji, he should not even have those words in his filthy pie hole.
[twitter.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this. That was amazing! What wise council she receive and the outpouring of love makes me so happy!
Might as well be trump!!!!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
I really blame Fox News for the demise of my marriage, or for turning my ex into the ultra conservative non thinking (cough) individual he is. Damn, I should have blocked that channel. If I knew then, but then again, maybe it just reinforced his conservatism. When we first met I was amazed at this critical thinking skills. Now I'm amazed at his BS. He admitted picking and choosing what he follows in the buybull. Oy.
My family cannot seem to accept that I no longer believe in god.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
Educate them, ask them to watch Zeitgeist with you, and a few hundred other documentaries. Ask them to read "Atheists for Dummies." Truly a good guide. Yeah, I used to believe also, I taught buybull studies and was very active in my church. I came fully out of the closet after my divorce, and my kids grew up as skeptics if not outright atheists. Their dad is still a devout uber conservative xian. The kids and dad all live within 20 miles of me. The kids like to do "family" celebrations, so on holidays and birthdays, and sometimes more often dad and I are together, we're amicable. Occasionally it get heated.... He always falls back on the "I'll pray for you" canned answer. Our middle daughter (age 31) just came out and plans to start dating women, he dad is not happy, but praying for her. (Eye roll) Give the family time, it is an adjustment, and just keep loving them. Always, always be willing to listen. Stress the parts that you agree with them, and urge them to explore the differences.
NARRISCHKEIT. - Noun...foolishness, nonsense. Yiddish, from the German narrische (foolish).
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
It is early and I'm not fully functioning yet. I think that can be twisted some way as to allow narcissistic, and given the reference to Don I think appropriate. It's still damn dark out, remind me why I'm up... Ah, the ultimate foolishness, gotta go to work.
Help please, can somebody tell me what this is and what it's used for?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
It looks painful!!
Here's the thing: All IMAGINARY things are the same.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
Yeah, but keep in mind money is imaginary too. We assign a value to small pieces of essentially paper and we trust the other person to have the same value for the paper. According to Yuval Noah Harari that is what helped humans/Homo Sapiens evolve further than other of the homo species. We have shared stories and imagination.
Just in case you have not seen Midnight during the day.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
First she is adorable. Second, you're a damn good dad, and now a good dog dad as well. Thanks for posting!
If all religion ended tomorrow, what do you think would happen to all the churches,etc.?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
Some would make good community centers, schools, or homeless shelters. Or food kitchens. Or theaters. I'd rather not see them torn down for the most part, but repurposed.
I have a question -- I recently met a nice, middle-aged woman close to my age (I'm 65) on the bus.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
Ya know, my own experience is that so many people have episodes of depression it is practically pandemic. I think there are some angry people out there who have underlying depression. I'd say depression is like toenail fungus. You have it, you treat it as needed, you go on with life. If someone chooses not to get to know you because of it, it is their loss. BUT make sure you're not letting it stop you.
I don't think that I am asking too much.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
Yes, that is what I want. I am not sure it exists.
I'm in mourning for an almost perfect man that I just blocked online.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
I think about joining POF or one of those sites again, and then I read something like this and ... Nah, I'm good as I am.
I know which I belong in β€πŸΆπŸ•β€
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 22, 2019:
No outfit is complete with cat or dog hair, or any beloved pet.
I know which group I belong in β€πŸΆπŸ•β€
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
No outfit is complete without cat or dog hair.
Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class - WSJ
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
The American middle class is falling deeper into debt to maintain a middle-class lifestyle. Cars, college, houses and medical care have become steadily more costly, but incomes have been largely stagnant for two decades, despite a recent uptick. Filling the gap between earning and spending is an explosion of finance into nearly every corner of the consumer economy. Consumer debt, not counting mortgages, has climbed to $4 trillion—higher than it has ever been even after adjusting for inflation. Mortgage debt slid after the financial crisis a decade ago but is rebounding. Student debt totaled about $1.5 trillion last year, exceeding all other forms of consumer debt except mortgages. Auto debt is up nearly 40% adjusting for inflation in the last decade to $1.3 trillion. And the average loan for new cars is up an inflation-adjusted 11% in a decade, to $32,187, according to an analysis of data from credit-reporting firm Experian. Unsecured personal loans are back in vogue, the result of competition between technology-savvy lenders and big banks for borrowers and loan volume. The debt surge is partly by design, a byproduct of low borrowing costs the Federal Reserve engineered after the financial crisis to get the economy moving. It has reshaped both borrowers and lenders. Consumers increasingly need it, companies increasingly can’t sell their goods without it, and the economy, which counts on consumer spending for more than two-thirds of GDP, would struggle without a plentiful supply of credit. Changing Portfolio Mortgage balances have accounted for more than two-thirds of U.S. household debt since 2003 but other balances such as auto loans have been growing quickly in recent years. Nonhousing consumer debt surged by $1 trillion in real terms between 2013 and 2019 while housing debt increased by just half that. Sources: Wall Street Journal analysis of New York Federal Reserve's Consumer Credit Panel data; U.S. Federal Reserve's consumer credit data (credit cards) In one sense, the growing consumer debt is a vote of confidence in the future. People borrowing money today expect to have the income tomorrow to pay it back. Consumer debt tends to rise when borrowers feel secure in their jobs. But the debt pile is also an accumulated ledger of economic risk. It should be manageable so long as unemployment remains low. If job losses begin to rise, it would become unsustainable for some share of borrowers, raising chances of an increase in missed payments and lenders writing off unpaid balances. The Fed lowered interest rates on Wednesday because it sees rising risks of a slowdown that could boost unemployment. Average income and expenses, percentagechange over three decades Sources: U.S. Census Bureau (income); the ...
Unique Events
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
Aksarben Rodeo. Now spell Aksarben backwards and you have Nebraska. They were really intellectual out here, still are. We have Arbor Lodge, former home of J. Sterling Morton founder of Arbor day just a bit south of where I live. Omaha has an Oracle, also known as Warren Buffet.
I do not always make the most interesting posts but I have to say this is a great community.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
Thanks!!! I love this community too. It is my sanity and my sounding board.
My mother used to have these, she let us have a piece once, it was nasty. 😬
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
My dad used that stuff, I used to grab some when I got a chance. It was candy but not candy.
What are you?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
I am a tree hugging, recycling, repurposing, reusing, peace loving, earth mother, Hippie Chick Goddess.
Need I say more....
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
Thank you for your service.
Mayhem!!!!!!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 21, 2019:
OMG, so who put the cameras in my house? Like you're reading my diary.
Those who dispute global warming are either grossly stupid or, even worse, like the poster child for...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Currently my book club is reading The Uninhabitable Earth - Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells. I'm not confident of the world we're leaving my grand children. It makes me very sad for them.
Oh FFS!!! That asshole is so desperate that he's pandering to the delusional, again.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Freaking moron our orange ignoramus.
I just read an article about how evangelicals are doing a wonderful job of creating atheists.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
I am an atheist because I read their book. Several times. And taught it.
Remember when girls used to iron their hair?
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
I tried it once, that was enough.
Some people and events are difficult to deal with, but they can only stress us if we let them.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Disagree, some shit is just going to be stressful, and ya gotta endure it. Air pollution is stressful, noise is stressful. I don't choose to be in noisy environments, but that ambulance didn't ask my permission before it blew down my block.
Wow!! have you ever used one of these? 😏
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Nope, we never had that stuff.
One of my Evangelical classmates calls himself "a justified sinner" to excuse his homophobia, self ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
He's an asshole, pure and simple. He "thinks" he is a justified sinner, but that is just saying he KNOWS he is an asshole.. We can only hope that future employers will see his BS and he will be unemployed.
Yes, it really did exist!❀
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 19, 2019:
You can have anything you want at Alice's Restaurant.
About 1 a week.
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 18, 2019:
I don't know how many times I've been blocked and I don't care. I am not to everyone's taste, nor is everyone to mine. I've figured out that not everyone has to like me, and if what I say disturbs someone's peace they need to do what they need to do. And I also do what I need to do to preserve my own peace. The only reason I might need to know if someone has blocked me is I have several groups and I need to see what is posted in my group. However most folks who block me don't wanna be in my groups either, so it is all cool. I try to live and let live.
Mmmmm Beto!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 17, 2019:
Do you think he can still get it up for Mother?
Check this idiot out! I don't even know what to say
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 17, 2019:
Men have finally discovered a form of birth control that is 100% effective. No woman wants that close to her.
Love it...Made me laugh!!!!
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 17, 2019:
But the dogs can run the lab tests.

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