KaroSnowQueen

KaroSnowQueen

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    What makes you what you are?

    I believe in the Lord Christ and have all my life. I am in no way a "good Christian", as I have never learned to keep my mouth shut, but I believe He loves me just the same.
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    It's not our place to judge a patient

    I think we are ALL guilty of judging some patients in some way. HOWEVER, most of us have the professionalism and/or good sense to keep it to ourselves. What the patient does that might be helped by appropriate patient teaching, we should address (smoking, taking meds properly). Other things, such as their sexual orientation, is between them and God (or not). If a patient's lifestyle choices bother me, then I should pray for them, not get in their face and call them names. So-called professionals who use their religion to belittle patients are no better than those who use their non-religion to belittle others, as well.
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    Why Do So Many Marriages Fail In America!

    :twocents:Just my two cents: Women are schooled in how to get along, how to organize, how to multi-task. Our mothers teach us this, women's magazines teach us this, women's talk shows teach us this.:p Men are not. Men's magazines/shows are about being manly and direct in their work/hobbies. :beer:Men aren't taught how to approach a crying woman, how to deal with an angry woman. They don't have a clue, and have to keep dealing with it in their man way that isn't even on the woman's radar screen. MOST men of my generation seem to show three emotions: laughter, anger and lust. Anything else just doesn't seem to compute with them.:selfbonk: My current DH (going on 22 years) said to me within the first year of our marriage, "I don't WANNA work on it, I want to be married, and it just BE there." I said, "Oh, NO, pal, you gotta work on this thing or it won't last any longer than your last ones." He did learn to work on it. And two last things: If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!!!!! and as Franny on 'Meet the Robinsons' said, Remember this, I'm ALWAYS right. Even when I'm not!!!:rotfl::blushkiss
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    Anonymous Poll: Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

    I am pro-life, in that I do indeed believe life begins at conception, and that aborted/miscarried babies do go to Heaven. On the other hand, I am not particulary opposed to, (nor fanatically in favor of), execution. If a criminal has done truly heinous things (torture and/or rape and/or murder are the first categories that come to mind), and they KNOW he is guilty (eyewitness testimony), let 'em fry. Doesn't bother my conscience one bit. I figure, they had their life, they chose to waste it by being a menace to innocent persons, they take what they get. However, the casual extraction and discarding of an unborn baby for what are USUALLY convenience reasons, or the persuasion of the SO and/or parents, seems so mean and uncaring, and truly unfair. Most adult humans are perfectly aware that sex leads to pregnancy, yet they always appear shocked when it happens to them. When you do the deed, you take that chance, no matter what sort of contraception you use, realistically. And yes, I have been in a situation where I had unplanned pregnancies, and carried them, and loved them. And I have raised to adulthood two children I did not carry, and was a foster mom to about 11 more over the years. Plus worked at a pregnancy center for ten years. So I talk the talk, AND I have walked the walk.
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    Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin?

    Stan, THIS I can agree with you 100% on!!!! I, too, will be royally ticked!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
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    Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin?

    You can have faith and be rational sure Steph, but it's a rare occurence. If you lie to yourself, after awhile you believe the lie. If you choose to believe something for a long time, it will become your reality. The underlined part was offensive, that he was saying my, hers, our faith is lying to ourselves. That is his opinion and I find it offensive that he thinks I lie to myself about belief in Jesus Christ. I don't diss people who, like him, are atheists and tell them they are fooling themselves, I try not to get up in peoples' faces' and preach to them, his faith, or lack thereof, is none of my beeswax.
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    Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin?

    Yes, my faith is a reality. Its not yours. You may not like our viewpoints, but your opinion of faith/religion/our beliefs is offensive to me. Not flaming you, and I see your sig says you are an atheist, (and that is your privilege), but that was so condescending and rude. :twocents:
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    Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin?

    IMHO, Gov. Palin is both attractive and intelligent. She has executive experience. Her state is bordered by another (or is it two) foreign countries. She fought for reform in her own party. She lives out her family values. Her critics have criticized her for taking on the VP slot with her special needs baby. Many mothers of babies with all sorts of needs get up and go to work every day. This seems double minded and mean to criticize her for what others do every day.:no: Her teen daughter is pregnant. At least the boyfriend stands with her. That's more than my kid got from her baby's sperm donor. You teach the kids the right way and when they get to a certain age they do what they want anyway. I did, my kids did, I'm sure most of the human beings in America (and elsewhere) did too. Both those situations attest to her strong holding to her values, that of the sanctity of human life.:yeah: Yes she goes to a very conservative church. Well, thank God for that, I say. Its about time. Some of y'all don't like her church. Well, Obama's church/pastor gave me the creeps. :sofahider She has a track record of living her beliefs. That is important to many of us. "Troopergate." Well, I haven't found out all the facts in that, but I do know part of the brother in law thing was that he used his police Tazer on his 10 year old stepson, the governor's nephew. :no::bluecry1: AND she is a supporter of the NRA, which us "Poor people" cling to along with their religion (That comment by Obama REALLY ticked me off). I personally despise Obama, and his VP seemed a poor choice to me. He embraces "change and hope" as his primary message and then he picks one of the Capitol's "Good Ole Boys" for his VP???:confused: I wasn't thrilled with McCain, but he was the lesser of two evils to me. Palin?? :heartbeat:redpinkhe:heartbeat I love her and she gives somebody to vote FOR, :up::D:up:instead of just against!!!:twocents:
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    Do you believe in ghosts?

    I haven't seen an actual ghost, but I have experienced paranormal activity more than once and definitely believe in it. Let me rephrase that. When I was seven years old, and asleep in my bedroom alone, I woke up in the middle of the night. We had recently moved from the city to waaaaaaaaaaaay out in the sticks. I turned on the bedside lamp and I remember perfectly clearly that my baby doll sitting in a doll high chair wiggled her toes and it freaked me out. Then I saw through the open doorway, just the back part of a lady's long old-fashioned white skirt walk by. My mother convinced me I was dreaming after I stopped screaming. However, I remember the episode and am quite certain I was really awake. I have always said to myself that it was a dream. But it is a clear memory to this day. We had family who lived in that house before us, and the wife demanded they leave that house. No one ever said why. I didn't experience any other paranormal activity in that house until the day after my mother died. https://allnurses.com/forums/f98/creepy-stuff-7775-2.html#post649718
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    jerk fiancee

    I have been there, done that. Leave. Go to your dad's. If he gets abusive or threatening, call the cops. EVERY time from now on. You need documentation of his behavior. He has serious issues. A previous poster was right, so far as the law goes, you are a single parent. Even living with your dad, you can get food stamps, TANF, help with child support from him which they can and will take straight from his paycheck. Skip school if you have to, get a truck while the boyfriend is at work, and pack up and move out, take everything, because if you leave it, you may never see it again. Do NOT tell him of your plans to leave. Just do it, and let him figure it out. This does NOT happen in a normal relationship or even a semi-normal relationship. This man is off-kilter and you don't want to be there when he finally loses it altogether. Keep you and your little one safe.
  11. I just saw this on the news earlier. Can you believe that cr*p???!!! I don't think 7 million is excessive at all!
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    Shoppers!!! Has sizing changed?????

    I find I'm wearing bigger sizes. Yes, I have gotten bigger, but not that much bigger in the last six months!!!
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    Am I Wrong, or is She?

    If I wasn't so danged antisocial, I'd go with you!! I need it cool, dark and quiet to sleep. I would've been paying the extra $$$ for my own room loooooooooonng ago!!!! She needs to get over it. You need your own sleep needs met, and if her habits interfere with yours, then you will sleep in a seperate room and EVERYBODY should be happy. If she's not, let her worry about that. You are doing the right thing, she is not.
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    Word Game

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    Prayers please! please!

    Praying for all your sisters, and for the family of that poor mother!!! And you too for being such a good sister!!
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    The Price of Gas!!!

    TEN YEARS AGO I WAS DRIVING A SMALL CAR. IT COST ME $17 TO FILL IT UP. NOW I AM DRIVING A SIMILAR SMALL CAR. LAST NIGHT IT COST ME $51 TO FILL IT UP. :bluecry1::crying2: I LIVE IN A RURAL AREA. I COMMUTE TO THE CITY 40 MILES AWAY TO WORK. THERE ARE NO BUSES, NO TRAINS. I WOULD HAVE TO DRIVE 32 MILES BEFORE I HIT A BUS LINE AND THAT'S WAAAAAY OUT OF THE WAY AND JUST NOT REASONABLE. :confused: I DRIVE A SMALL CAR WITH A SMALL ENGINE. MY DH WHO DRIVES A CADILLAC ELDORADO ONLY DRIVES 8 MILES A DAY IS CRYING ABOUT SPENDING $75 TO FILL UP ONCE EVERY 3 OR 4 WEEKS. :banghead: I DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE OTHER THAN TO COMMUTE. I HAVE DONE EVERY OTHER ENERGY EFFICIENT THING I KNOW TO DO. AT HOME AND ON THE CAR. OTHER THAN BUY A HYBRID AND I'M NOT LOOKING FOR A BIG CAR PAYMENT RIGHT NOW, OURS ARE PAID OFF. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE SOMEWHERE BY SOMEBODY BUT I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT. BUT THE TIME IS NOW!! MAYBE IT WAS REALLY TIME TEN YEARS AGO, BUT THEY NEED TO CATCH UP QUICK!!!!
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    Warning to Everyone who use Banks

    That's a good question and I wish I had the answer to it! Seems like if they could cash it, they could deposit it without the wait, seems rather senseless if you ask me.
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    Warning to Everyone who use Banks

    I have had this happen also. Deposited a check written from a bank two blocks away and they hold the deposit for four days, my bank didn't even "give" me any of it. Then charged me $36 per item in overdraft fees. And THEN the check cleared. This policy is NOT posted anywhere prominently AND the teller certainly did NOT inform me of it. :down: I think the politicians need to start worrying about banking practices instead of some other things they are doing. :twocents: This seems completely wrong to me. We live basically paycheck to paycheck. We have some savings that is wrapped up and basically untouchable unless there is an extreme, extreme emergency. This seems to be legalized theft in my opinion. If its a local bank, I'm CERTAIN the banks could communicate with one another and determine if a check is good or not!!!!!!:banghead:
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    Will Rush Limbaugh Be Indicted for Voter Fraud?

    "i believe that it is a state requirement that when you register you have to sign an oath i don't remember ever signing an oath but then i am an independent so what would i be loyal to except to myself?" I have switched from one party to the other over the years and never had to sign an allegiance oath to anybody. It must be a state thing, and I must say I find the very thought of it distasteful.
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    Will Rush Limbaugh Be Indicted for Voter Fraud?

    Personally, I don't see how it's voter fraud. If the Republicans "know" their candidate is McCain, and they want to vote AGAINST who they DON"T want to win, why is that so bad? It actually "kind of" makes sense in a way. There have been many elections in which I thought both parties were pitiful choices and my vote was more AGAINST the one than FOR the other. And in Ohio you have to sign a pledge of allegiance to the party???!!! That is total garbage -- not saying it isn't true, but I cannot imagine doing that. Good grief.
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    What age can children be left home alone?

    I have 5 kids. They weren't left alone until my babysitter had her own baby, the summer my oldest ones were going to turn 14. After that, the older two were left in charge of the other 3, ages, 13, 12 and 11. I was working just a few blocks away, so they knew if anything went on, that I would come home and pound them!!!!! My husband and ex-husband bought passes for all the children to go to the pool all summer, and transportation was arranged, so they slept in, got brunch, and swam til nearly 6 pm. I got home at 7 pm, so there wasn't much foolishness going on,:innerconf as far as I know!!!:twocents: That being said, some kids are okay for a short time as young as nine or ten. Others would do well to have supervision when they're nineTEEN!!!!!:icon_roll:o
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    EGAD ! what's in your purse, do you carry one ?

    wallet checkbook planner keys - my car keys - his car inhaler flonase advil lortab phenergan comb scrunchies tums lip gloss nail file nail clippers pens sticky notepad gum splenda packs crystal light packs cell phone hand cream umbrella extra pair glasses alcohol hand gel and this is my "lightweight" summer version
  23. There are always docs who graduated in the bottom 10% of their class. I think you met one. When my DH took our DS to the ER for an appy which I "diagnosed" over the phone from work, the stupid ER doc gave 50 mg of p.o. Phenergan to DH,told him to give one dose q4h and see our PCP in the am!!!!!!!!!!!!! DH,not knowing any better, gave the kid the med and called me!!! I left work and took him right back, cursing and screaming at the ignorant ER doc (can we say irrational upset mother in the ER???). Kid had ruptured appy and peritonitis. This was 11 years ago, and DS is fine. Yes, there are idiots out there, and I'm sorry you ran into one. Hope you get feeling better!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I find this strange...what do you think?

    I take a book to read when I eat at a restaurant alone. If I had a partner who also loved to read, I wouldn't think a thing about it.
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    Anyone take Phentermine for weight loss?

    My son in law took it two or three years ago. He was about 390 when he started in April, and in October of the same year he was 190. He had lost so much weight so fast, he had hanging skin all over his abdomen, and took out a loan to get surgery to tighten up his abdomen. He looks good, has gained back about 50 lbs but he was really too thin for his height at his thinnest. He also followed a 1000 calorie diet and exercised while he was on the phentermine. I took it also for a few months that same year, lost about 20 lbs but it tended to lose its effect on me after a few months, and I was afraid to increase the dosage, so just quit.