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  • joelmael commented on the diary post The politics of #shirtstorm: Don’t wear it or get over it? by danps.

    2014-11-17 11:40:29View | Delete

    To those who are upset about people saying too much about a shirt take look at this; http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/hey-sexy-shirt-defenders-where-are-you-when-womens-appearance-is-criticized/ After you’ve read the story about what women put up with in criticism of what they wear come back and tell us what you think. By the way pay attention to what Amanda Marcotte has to say [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Art in Science, Science in Art by Elliott.

    2014-11-15 05:54:52View | Delete

    Mornin Elliot,

    If I can’t be FDR, fight the bad guys here and abroad and win, I want to be Feynman and figure out what’s basic.

    Slightly color blind so Van Gogh doesn’t excite me.

  • Mornin /Ruth and pups,

    Not having a good week here, first the election and now finding out the creation story I grew up with is not the only one. What’s next? Whatever it is I hope its got ice cream and chocolate on top.

  • The take over of the press proceeds apace, the newspapers are being reduced to shopping flyers. Those in the habit of reading them are dying off. I haven’t subscribed in many years. TV news is a sick joke. The radio is now only music and whackaroos. They are coming for the internet and they may find a way to get it

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-11-01 05:24:43View | Delete

    Molly, Just in case you don’t know this. I have Uverse, $27 first year, next year got a bill for $50+ Called to complain they said I had a one year promotion price. So I said I guess I’ll find another provider. They said wait, let me connect you to the “retention” department. Retention said [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-11-01 04:59:54View | Delete

    A day late, Molly and haven’t gone thru all the comments. I would go back to cash for most things…but….. At Kroger old people get 10% off for house branded items. I get another 2% off using the Amex(Fidelity) card. And some quarters of the year 5% off for groceries and gasoline with a Chase [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair — and putting your feet up by Elliott.

    2014-10-25 05:30:32View | Delete

    Marion, you can do better than western movies for ol Wayne. Think Abou Graeb or the Inquisition.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair — and putting your feet up by Elliott.

    2014-10-25 03:28:59View | Delete

    Geez, Ellie, That video is so beautiful and so sad. I go out on my porch and see the neighbors monoculture lawns, fertilized with imported bat shit, poisoned with insecticides, mowed with gasoline. I have wild flowers, the city calls them weeds and I keep them mowed or else. The insect eating birds are few [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 05:53:35View | Delete

    Oh, yes, forgot about the blue boards. I guess those would do as well, maybe better since they are available thicker.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 05:49:58View | Delete

    I’m not a heating engineer but I think the foil backing is not necessary since I doubt there is much of a moisture issue in this situation, just that the foil does reflect the heat no matter which side faces the room, that is that even with the foil facing the wall, the other side [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 05:34:01View | Delete

    In summer here in the south, I cut those insulation boards to fit some of my sunny windows. I cut them to fit up against the glass behind the blinds so you don’t see them much. I use the kind without the foil so the light comes thru but not the heat.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 05:28:37View | Delete

    Toby, where ya been? Don’t recall your getting leave. I lived in MN for my first 50 years. Winter was fun when a youngster, sledding, skating, skiing digging the car out after the plow went by etc. Now in Galveston and so happy, windows open, tourists, gone home, $25 electric bills for 6-7 months. For [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: You are not so smart. by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-14 05:08:14View | Delete

    I’ve found you can’t tell anybody anything, but you may be able to get them to feel bad about themselves.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: You are not so smart. by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-14 04:58:20View | Delete

    I have another sister who got in with bad company early on and has voted repugnican ever since. I really feel sad about it.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: You are not so smart. by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-14 04:48:54View | Delete

    ” ….though I do not frequent it often.” My sister collects these, in a nice way of course. Interesting how words change right in front of your eyes, taking on additional meanings over time. A disadvantage of age is I have to try not to get cranky about it for appearances sake. (Is it ‘try [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post PUAC: Saturday Art, Influential Authors: Frederick Forsyth by dakine01.

    2014-10-11 05:42:55View | Delete

    Thanks for the rant. Condon 1919-1996, was alive during a time to see it all.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 12:26:05View | Delete

    I didn’t intend to imply our Inner child is about childishness. I think of it as a repository of our experience, our success, failure, approval and disapproval from our caregivers and significant others. Specific memories may not be available to us but the feelings that seem to arise from nowhere are sourced in those experiences. [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 11:13:27View | Delete

    I have not been keeping track but I have the sense that scapegoating children is more of a guy thing. I suspect vestiges of our ape heritage are involved.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 10:51:11View | Delete

    I read the article and I see that police reports usually include ages when they identify people. I don’t think intention is involved, especially not yours. I peruse some blogs where people are continually invoking the young when criticizing others. Acting like 12 yearolds, childish, infantile etc. My problem is once I start noticing it [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 09:31:07View | Delete

    The statistics are not in dispute. Statistics are compiled on groups, have little or nothing to do with an individual except they are used to hang stereotypes on individuals. What is telling is that if an at fault driver is of middle age the factor of age is rarely or never mentioned. Why do not [...]

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