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fro And you know Sista ER...folks still don't get that the government's been messed up for 400 years...and surely for the last 8. It is so easy to blame my President for what have ailed this country since inception. Like most folks who are in denial of what they do wrong.....they will only focus on the current...like he did this and we all know he didn't. Once he stepped in office, the PILE of mess was already there awaiting him....oh! but they don't want to talk about that. Oh noooo. And Bush has been guilty over and over of giving his rich folks MONEY [OUR MONEY] without asking for accountability.

Now that it has backfired....folks tryin to blame our new Prez. Let me count....January 21, February 21 19 Thirty days...okay...February 21 until today [3/17] that's 30 days + 17 = 19 Isn't that forty seven days?Eek Who in the hell can solve one problem in a 30 days...let alone 47 days and let alone with all these issues at once? This a historic position we're in. No one wants be patient in this fast-food world...especially this country. They don't know what it means to get back to basics. And recover our loses. Regroup. See what went wrong and change it. How tragic is that...that we don't want to take the time to do it RIGHT?

However, I know from experience THAT anything long-term takes TIME...in which many are NOT willing to give our President....but! That's the nature of this new generation and our nation. They want it well-cooked and YESTERDAY.

But life is what it is no matter who wants it his/her way. And so we will have to whether we want to or not...wait to see what happens. I have the patience and endurance to watch it unfold...but! JHMO..is all.


fro
You know, Ms. Koco ... there were 2 things I had just finished thinking about when I wrote my post: 1) was about the rape (I can't really think of a better word for it) of the entire country by GWB and his oil company friends. They manuevered the entire market and held us hostage to absolutely ricidulously high gas prices!! Eek But .. as soon as it was time for his ignorant/crooked/thieving/conniving ass to leave office ... suddenly gas prices level down to what they originally should have been in the first place! That was the biggest crock of non-covert bs to happen to us in a long time ... 'cause his ass wasn't even trying to hide it. What was done was done in the light of day!!

And the same goes for Cheney and Halliburton. Without having to even do his dirt in the dark, Cheney constructed/fabricated a war - not one even sactioned by the Congress which, by the Constitution, the only way that America is supposed to be able to go to war! Eek But Cheney & Co found their way around that .. waged a war-like conflict .. and then gave almost the entire cost of all monies spent on it to companies of which he is either owner or major shareholder!

Again, all above board and in plain sight! That is just f*cking astounding to me!! Roll Eyes

But, the #2 thing is that ... for the last 4 or 5 days or so, the stock market has been having *up* days ... there was a better-than-expected housing report ... and only a day or two ago, many states reported LESS people filing for unemployment than in previous weeks.

When all this started - and especially with the Stimulus bill the Prez asked for (and got) there were people crawling out the woodwork to complain how this was never going to happen .. how there would be no improvement in our situation .. maybe never .. 'cause the world was most certainly coming to an end!! Eek Nothing Obama did/tried/thought about was going to help us ... but ...

Even though this *good* news does not equate to a recovery by any stretch of the imagination ... where are those doom-sayers now?? 19 Ain't heard a peep outta them for weeks now!

But lastly ... I think it should be noted that it's mostly the MEDIA and their quest to stir up hate and controversy for better newsworthy commentary is who really needs to be blamed most for this ridiculous arbitrary timetable they're putting on the president. I think a lot more people than we hear about are willing to give the President some leeway and some rope and time to do his thing before they lift their rocks to stone him.

The MEDIA is full of shit!! And that's the long and the short of that. Period, plain & simple.
Originally posted by Ebonyrose
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The MEDIA is full of shit!! And that's the long and the short of that. Period, plain & simple.


You're right! That's how they KEEP making their money. It's all a game. A big CHESS games...but! The losers are ALWAYS the people...the underdogs...but! That's why I don't BELIEVE everything I read or HEAR! Especially if "white boy" has his finger in it. But I still have faith....cuz the universe is BIGGER than everybody and has been around the longest...and! Most importantly, it will always WINS. And no matter what ANYBODY says....I am NOT gonna EVER give up on my President! I don't care what he does WRONG...cuz it can NEVER compare to all the wrongs this country[and its former Presidents] has/have done not only to its citizens...but! Folks around the world. I just thought I say that. It makes me feel REAL good to say those words...our BLACK President!Big Grin Wow! How cool is that? Cool

fro
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Originally posted by Vox:
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Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
I don't want the "Luck of the Irish" so please do not bestow it upon me. Being colonized by the English for 700+ years ain't "good luck" in my book...
Begorra! 'Tis blasphemy which ye speak! You could have knocked me over with a feather! lol


laugh You're silly!... and now I know 2 Black people that have used the word "Begorra"... The other being my extra silly friend with a talent for impressions, who called me saying it yesterday...
Peace...


Wanting what you cannot possess is dangerous.

A man should know when he is preying upon a prize which when captured will in truth capture him.

One man may wield that which would drive other men to madness..

A man should know his limits.

There are instances where it is not trust that allows a man to turn his back on his own treasure..In certain circumstances a man understands that none can possess this treasure and live besides himself. This treasure is his and for none other...

Caveat Emptor-Caveat Lector



Whirling Moat
I realized that I'm allergic to grapefruit and celery! I'd given up all sugar, and processed foods/juices to better my health and subsequently developed the habit of snacking on celery and grapefruit to quench my taste for juice and craving for something unhealthy...

But slowly I developed an insatiable appetite for celery and grapefruit. I felt since it was good for me there would be no problems.

But then shortly afterwards I couldn't breathe.. I got headaches.. My eyes looked like someone had punched me.. My entire body had flu like aches and pains.. I became melancholy and sick..

I thought I was catching the flu or something, until I stopped eating both celery and grapefruit.. then I realized that though I thought I was doing something good for myself, there were negative elements in the good food that was building up overtime and becoming toxic to my system... now I can't go near it without bad symptoms flaring up.. lol...

So.. I stay away from both the grapefruit/celery AND sugary/processed juices/foods..

I've been sick all week and am JUST now recovering....

but I learned that sometimes it's best to not even try to replace a bad thing with a good one.. a seemingly innocuous good thing can end up wreaking havoc on your system just as much as a bad one and turn into something irreversibly bad for you...

sck


Better to go it alone.. bite the bullet and leave all the cravings behind...
fro I've learned long ago to slowly introduce the body to change. If it's done spontaneously sometimes it can throw your body. That's in anything: food, exercise, behavior. etc.

I cook all my meals. Never do fast food unless it's grilled chicken..but! I found that if I haven't eaten somethings in a while and do it out of the blue, I will have an reaction. I cook with a lot of onion...but! If I eat "onion" everyday...I have an odd affect. So I take it slow and introduce myself to it a day ahead i.e. by way of onion soup or broth. That way, when I have my homemade "onion rings" the next day it is the bomb! Yum. And I can therefore enjoy it. As we get older the tolerance of our system changes....so like children we have to adapt it to whatever change or new thing we want to experience. We can still do it....but! reasonably. That's the key. with moderation.

fro
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I had 2 wisdom teeth removed today and OMG!!! Eek

If there had been any way to leave those suckers where they were

I most certainly would have. ek

the whole experience was traumatizing Eek Eek Eek



I feel you. I had the same procedure a couple of years ago.

It was AWFUL.

What made it much worse was that they did this to me and sent me out into the world (in that highly traumatized state ... gums oozing ... mouth full of gauze) with a prescription for pain killers which had to be filled IMMEDIATELY before the anaesthesia wore off. Eek

Hope you had a better fate.
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I had 2 wisdom teeth removed today and OMG!!! Eek

If there had been any way to leave those suckers where they were

I most certainly would have. ek

the whole experience was traumatizing Eek Eek Eek



Aw man, now I'm all scared. I've had all four of my wisdom teeth since I was like 13 or 14. They've never caused me problems so my dentist at the time said to leave them alone and wait to see what happens. Now I've switched dentists and this man is practically foaming at the mouth to pull them, even though they still aren't causing any problems. I think I'll start looking for a new dentist, one that agrees with my old one.
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Originally posted by tru2urself16:
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I had 2 wisdom teeth removed today and OMG!!! Eek

If there had been any way to leave those suckers where they were

I most certainly would have. ek

the whole experience was traumatizing Eek Eek Eek



Aw man, now I'm all scared. I've had all four of my wisdom teeth since I was like 13 or 14. They've never caused me problems so my dentist at the time said to leave them alone and wait to see what happens. Now I've switched dentists and this man is practically foaming at the mouth to pull them, even though they still aren't causing any problems. I think I'll start looking for a new dentist, one that agrees with my old one.

If you have them done, go to an oral surgeon. I had all four of mine taken out, all of which were impacted. I felt no pain during or after the procedure. The man was goooood. I was inconvenienced for a brief time afterward, but felt great.
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Originally posted by kresge:
If you have them done, go to an oral surgeon.


Agreed. An oral surgeon will have the specific skills to do this carefully. One complication for older adults (and those with small mouths) is that the roots of the teeth can get entangled in the bone and around the nerves.

So when you're older, you want an oral surgeon to know to take extreme care in extracting the teeth without damaging the nerves or breaking the bone. Usually they just hammer the tooth and pick it out piece by piece. This is safest to do.

The surgeon will also likely use Versed anesthesia, which is light and safe. Armed with codeine afterward, you'll be good to go in 3 days.

Good luck,
shulamite
Awwww Man ... Y'all are making me flash back. Eek

A couple of months ago, I had an abscess on a molar. The dentists solution, remove the tooth "but don't worry ... there is so much bone loss, it'll come right out." Famous last damned words.

First, did you know that infections (abscesses) reduce the effectiveness of Novacaine? Something about the infection blocking the novacaine's ability to bond with something or other.

Next, apparently my roots run deeper than normal, or maybe it's what the good Dr. Dr. Shulamite said, but after 30 minutes of pushing, pulling, tugging and twisting [with his free hand on my shoulder and his foot on my chest to hold me down], the tooth finally came out.

Note to self: Next time a tooth comes out of my mouth, it'll be because God took it out.
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
but after 30 minutes of pushing, pulling, tugging and twisting [with his free hand on my shoulder and his foot on my chest to hold me down], the tooth finally came out.


Yes, my experience was like that for the first 2 teeth. I actually felt and heard my jaw crack. I'll never forget the way that sounded. He then decided to take hammer and break up the last two teeth. Once he did that, it was a piece of cake.

You're lucky to not have had lasting damage from that.

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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
Note to self: Next time a tooth comes out of my mouth, it'll be because God took it out.



laugh
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I had 2 wisdom teeth removed today and OMG!!! Eek

If there had been any way to leave those suckers where they were

I most certainly would have. ek

the whole experience was traumatizing Eek Eek Eek


You know,

I had all four of my Wisdom Teeth taken out when I was 17...at the same time!!! I looked like a serious ChipMunk...LMAO!

I DO remember the pain, believe it or not....but I had phenomenal people....they did a ReMarkAble job....about the only people I'd go to, to get my teeth worked on.

"Wisdom Is A Woman Who Remembers!"
I had a discussion this weekend with a staunch anti-political party, Libertarian. Our discussion was punctuated with his frequent "well of course you would believe that, you're biased I'll bet you always vote democrat" ... followed by a trashing of democrats [and liberalism] that followed word for word the republican talking points.

When I pointed that out, he stated that he has just as many problems with republicanism ... followed by a point by point litany of democrat talking points WRT republicanism.

I finally had to explain to him that hating everything does make one unbiased, it just makes his biases different.
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Originally posted by ShayaButHer:
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I had 2 wisdom teeth removed today and OMG!!! Eek

If there had been any way to leave those suckers where they were

I most certainly would have. ek

the whole experience was traumatizing Eek Eek Eek


You know,

I had all four of my Wisdom Teeth taken out when I was 17...at the same time!!! I looked like a serious ChipMunk...LMAO!

I DO remember the pain, believe it or not....but I had phenomenal people....they did a ReMarkAble job....about the only people I'd go to, to get my teeth worked on.

"Wisdom Is A Woman Who Remembers!"


I can't imagine having 4 removed in one day. OMG Eek Eek Eek I couldn't handle that.

lawd have mercy.

I went to an oral surgeon but not the same one who took out my first two (who I've known for years). The first time around, it was quick & easy and I was fine by the 2nd day.

THIS time... with the new oral surgeon, I had pain & a lot of swelling the next day.

It didn't help that every time I'd laugh or smile, it would hurt (very badly) due to the swelling. I never realized how often I laugh & smile. interesting.

anyway, the shot to the roof of the mouth was extremely painful and off the chain. It took me a minute or two to get over it (flashbacks and all).

But I'm cool now.

I had the teeth removed because they were causing my other teeth to shift and

I can't have that.

but thank G.d Almighty it's over. bow

thankyouthankyouthankyou. bow
While waiting for my daughter, who was doing some volunteer work, I got into a really good discussion with another parent, who was waiting for his son. We were talking about the importance of teaching children accountibility at an early age. I really don't recall how the topic came up or even how we got to talking, but I'm just that kind of guy. I'll talk with anyone about just about anything.

But anyway, from where we were waiting, we could see that our kids obviously got along well. They were talking and laughing. All was cool.

After we collected our respective kids, the other parent got to the door first and held the door for both me and my daughter. We thanked him and bid each other farewell ...

It was then that I noticed the father had tattoed on his left arm the word "Racial" and on his right arm the word "Loyalist". Eek

Here we had just shared a good 20 minutes where we had far more in common than different. We were both parents who cared enough about our children and society to teach them personal responsibility ... we were both well spoken, educated men who made it our business to be available for our children ... we were both individuals who value common courtesies ... And, whether I choose to admit it or not, we are BOTH "racial loyalists".
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
I dreamed about AA.org last night. There was an AA.org Meet and Greet in Atlanta and just about every active member was there.

But the Meet and Greet had a definite ComiCon/StarTrek convention feel to it, with folks showing up dressed as Avatars signifying their personality traits.


laugh

No more red meat after 8:00 p.m. for you, Sir! nono
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
If the above was meant for me ... I must say I rarely, very rarely eat red meat ... my wife has just about broke me of that.


Oh. Well, that's a shame. Frown

But, then again ... maybe that's what's wrong witcha! lol

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But the Meet and Greet had a definite ComiCon/StarTrek convention feel to it, with folks showing up dressed as Avatars signifying their personality traits.
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
I dreamed about AA.org last night. There was an AA.org Meet and Greet in Atlanta and just about every active member was there.

But the Meet and Greet had a definite ComiCon/StarTrek convention feel to it, with folks showing up dressed as Avatars signifying their personality traits.


LOL....I've been itchin for an excuse to use this next avatar, Kweli...so this new one is for you....

hehehehehe....


"Wisdom Is A Trekkie Woman!"

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