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Re: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. Sou

Good news: I'm not talking about random eggs from a supermarket that are labeled as "free-range." I'm talking about small farms whose owners I know personally, and whose chickens I have personally seen roaming about. No big room. No cramming. No beak filing. No pecking each other. Sorry! ...

by CNOS128

April 4th, 2011, 10:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. South?

Replies: 140

Views: 2770
Re: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. Sou

My eggs are from cage-free chickens, Depressing news: Consumer Reports says the only requirement to label eggs as "free range" is that a door into their enclosure be open 15 minutes per day. They may be cage-free but are still crammed by the gazillion into a big room, loose. I imagine, th...

by CNOS128

April 4th, 2011, 8:27 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. South?

Replies: 140

Views: 2770
Re: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. Sou

Why? I'm serious as I ask you...why? What makes a person simply owning a gun more dangerous or more likely to hurt you? The core assumptions about the nature of the people who own a gun just boggles my mind really. By saying you are afraid of people with guns, what you've really said is you're just...

by CNOS128

April 3rd, 2011, 8:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. South?

Replies: 140

Views: 2770
Re: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. Sou

Just a note on introducing natural predators, wolves aren't natural predators in Iowa, and they have introduced mountain lions here. You can't keep them in one section-they'll go where they please. Joe Farmers cattle and sheep maybe don't so much want a bunch of mountain lions introduced to the are...

by CNOS128

April 3rd, 2011, 8:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. South?

Replies: 140

Views: 2770
Re: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. Sou

Ah, well. Perhaps we should reintroduce wolves and natural predators into the places that suffer from deer overpopulation. Or, sterilize some deer so there are fewer of them to hunt. http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2011/02/maryland_humane_deer_management_sterilization_021510.html Hm...

by CNOS128

April 2nd, 2011, 3:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. South?

Replies: 140

Views: 2770
Re: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. Sou

Isn't all hunting a form of animal abuse? Forget the dogs... what about the poor deer? :errrr:

by CNOS128

April 1st, 2011, 3:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who Can Explain the Attitude Toward Dogs in the U.S. South?

Replies: 140

Views: 2770
Re: mom doesnt want me to marry FI...

well anyway I think this whole thing got sort of emotional given that I was stuck in different airports from 7 am to 4 pm today. Thanks for all of your responses. I had a LONG talk with FI and I think it was mostly a big misunderstanding that got worse because my mom was so upset (she expects him t...

by CNOS128

March 20th, 2011, 10:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: mom doesnt want me to marry FI...

Replies: 235

Views: 5807
Re: Men's clothes: where do you shop when you have a bubble

Hi, Circe. My husband has the opposite problem (no butt), and hence, has very few clothes. In a past life when he worked 23-hour days and couldn't afford to take an hour to go buy a suit, but still needed to dress well, he went to tailors. The one that comes to mind is Tom James: http://www.tomjames...

by CNOS128

March 5th, 2011, 11:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Men's clothes: where do you shop when you have a bubble butt

Replies: 22

Views: 4418
Re: The reason we can't have honest dialogue about education

KSinger, this is not legal advice, but you should attribute your long block quote to the author who actually wrote it, instead of citing "this person." And you might consider asking permission to re-post "this person's" intellectual property. As for the content: yes, poverty is a...

by CNOS128

February 18th, 2011, 5:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The reason we can't have honest dialogue about education

Replies: 87

Views: 1909
Re: does anyone watch TV through their ring?

Which subject are you on? Commercial paper or something equally mind-numbing? :bigsmile:

I do sometimes marvel at the clear reflections I can see on the table...

by CNOS128

February 1st, 2011, 7:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: does anyone watch TV through their ring?

Replies: 13

Views: 335
Re: Hey Chicago people, when's that snow storm supposed to h

Tequila and gin are the two things that have done Dee wrong in this life. To this day, 25 years later, the smell of gin is enough to bring me to my knees. Now tequila... I have a lovely bottle that someone gave me as a gift (obviously they didn't know me very well!), and if this storm lasts long en...

by CNOS128

February 1st, 2011, 7:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hey Chicago people, when's that snow storm supposed to hit?

Replies: 72

Views: 845
Re: What do you think of this year's Oscar nominations?

Have you seen the Black Swan? I'm sorry but I really don't feel that movie deserves a nomination. I also don't understand all the hype around Natalie's performance. I actually like her as an actress and think she is gorgeous. However her performance in Black Swan was just average - the movie itself...

by CNOS128

January 26th, 2011, 8:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you think of this year's Oscar nominations?

Replies: 26

Views: 498
Re: EMERGENCY POLL -- see below!

At first I thought you were at a gourmet grocery store or a restaurant called "Loggerheads," and then I realized that I'm just an idiot. I chose marinara, because I'm intolerant of creamy pasta sauces (not lactose intolerant, just socially intolerant). But a quick search of the interwebs s...

by CNOS128

January 24th, 2011, 6:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: EMERGENCY POLL -- see below!

Replies: 34

Views: 599
Re: Autism and Vaccines-DEBUNKED!

swimmer|1294335743|2815824 wrote:But HH, can we keep the tinfoil hats?

I'm keeping mine. Have to stop the folks with ESP from reading my thoughts...
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/science/06esp.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=homepage

by CNOS128

January 6th, 2011, 11:46 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Autism and Vaccines-DEBUNKED!

Replies: 9

Views: 523
Re: Do straight guys watch gay porn?

what if he passes something to his wife? if he is cheating, it doesn't matter who he's cheating with... the mom's at risk! You're right. IF he were having an affair, maybe I'd suggest she talk to her father. But we don't know that he is. His private life should be his own. And he should adjust his ...

by CNOS128

December 21st, 2010, 9:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do straight guys watch gay porn?

Replies: 102

Views: 2391
Re: Do straight guys watch gay porn?

Maybe your parents watch gay porn together? Or someone else is using your dad's computer? Or it's a virus? Or, he's watching gay porn by himself. Either way, I'd stay out of it. I know it's hard to think about, but it's really not any of your business. I'm sorry. I would give you the same advice if ...

by CNOS128

December 21st, 2010, 9:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do straight guys watch gay porn?

Replies: 102

Views: 2391
Re: Oh dear...

I wouldn't tell her. If she's willing to eat meat in the home of someone who does not keep kosher, she is taking that risk. (I have many friends who keep strict kosher and would not eat most things, much less meat, in a restaurant or home that was not strictly kosher -- with a kosher kitchen and dis...

by CNOS128

December 19th, 2010, 3:09 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Oh dear...

Replies: 19

Views: 964
Re: Breastfeeding- how long is too long?

I don't know about a 2 - 3 year old, but I find breastfeeding a 6 year old to be distasteful, frankly. I used to teach 6-year-olds who definitely regarded women's breasts in a sexual manner, and I would not want to breastfeed a child who was old enough to associate breasts with sex. I don't believe ...

by CNOS128

December 17th, 2010, 2:05 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Breastfeeding- how long is too long?

Replies: 82

Views: 1853
Re: Anxiety. What is normal?

;( Law school kills souls! And dreams! (It killed mine, anyway). And I still don't have a job.

by CNOS128

December 10th, 2010, 3:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety. What is normal?

Replies: 62

Views: 1167
Re: Anxiety. What is normal?

...I know exercise and yoga have helped me, my husband has been a great support. He witnessed 9/11 and he tells me after that experience, things just come into prospective and he quit worrying about the small stuff. But of course I home something like that never happens again, and don't recommend w...

by CNOS128

December 10th, 2010, 8:45 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety. What is normal?

Replies: 62

Views: 1167
Re: Updated/upgraded wedding set and new gemstone ring.

Wow, Claire! Your RHR is just beautiful, but I really love your new eternity band! Where is it from? I would love to have something similar.. I really like the stacked look you've got going there. Hooray for PhD rings! And congrats on such a great accomplishment!

by CNOS128

November 26th, 2010, 11:42 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: New Addition: BGD Eternity Band and New Gemstone Ring

Replies: 34

Views: 2723
Re: To what degree do you think PSers enable?

I think there's a bit of "enabling," if you can call it that. Although, to be honest, I think of enabling as being something only very close friends and family can do. I think it's weird when someone has posted about their horrible experiences with a husband/boyfriend/whatever, only to tur...

by CNOS128

November 24th, 2010, 1:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To what degree do you think PSers enable?

Replies: 83

Views: 1848

by CNOS128

November 24th, 2010, 10:49 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: In one word, what are you feeling?

Replies: 118

Views: 1286
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Just de-lurking to say... HH, I'm so sorry about you husband losing his job and all your financial difficulties -- and I think it's absolutely appalling that a fully insured person must still pay thousands of dollars in hospital bills after having a baby -- but I know the 3 of you will get through t...

by CNOS128

November 24th, 2010, 10:00 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38427

Views: 1436627
Re: The 2010 PS Holiday Tree Thread

Haven|1290105511|2771534 wrote:Oh, yes--everyone, please post pictures! Give a Jewish girl something to look at.
I have the worst Christmas envy every year. This is going to be my favorite thread.

Ditto Christmas-envy.
(I have three glittery silver and gold snowflake ornaments that I hang in a doorway. Love them!)

by CNOS128

November 18th, 2010, 5:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The 2010 PS Holiday Tree Thread

Replies: 131

Views: 2358
Re: My New DIL Thinks I'm a MONSTER

I gave you some advice (back on pg. 5) which I still think is very good advice, but which you seem to have ignored -- that's cool, you can ignore what you want. (Although frankly, some acknowledgment would have been nice.) No matter; I'm starting to think that you don't really want productive advice...

by CNOS128

November 16th, 2010, 5:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My New DIL Thinks I'm a MONSTER

Replies: 218

Views: 4669
Re: My New DIL Thinks I'm a MONSTER

Hi iLander, I've experienced my own difficulties with in-laws, but I won't suggest that my relatives are like yours. I will, however, pass on the advice that worked best for me. You need to be confident in the fact that you've done what you can do and have behaved in a way that you find appropriate....

by CNOS128

November 15th, 2010, 9:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My New DIL Thinks I'm a MONSTER

Replies: 218

Views: 4669
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Meh. Nevermind. Apparently we're back to telling people what to say and how to say it. I'm going to go back to buying things from Whiteflash now. Noooo. I wasn't trying to be mean to you at all, and I'm sorry you took it that way. I just think the comments with the whole fake pregnancy thing seem v...

by CNOS128

November 11th, 2010, 4:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10911

Views: 142909
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Meh. Nevermind. Apparently we're back to telling people what to say and how to say it. I'm going to go back to buying things from Whiteflash now.

by CNOS128

November 11th, 2010, 4:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10911

Views: 142909
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Is it gone? The 24 hour thread? I thought it would be up for 24 hours?!!!!! Did it JUST disappear, just now? I tried to post and I got a msg. that said I wasn't allowed to post on that forum (an error msg I guess). When I tried to go back it wouldn't let me and now I don't see that thread. :confuse...

by CNOS128

November 11th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10911

Views: 142909