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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by karen_A on Today at 07:46:33 AM »
[Mother Superior, of course, Sister Michael Vincent in 1st and wicked Sister Roberta in 3rd, who even had the hook nose to match![/center]

I found the facebook group for my grammar school the other day (the school no longer exists but the church still does)... Someone had posted a picture of a stern looking old nun holding a ruler to which they added the caption:

"No one who went to Catholic school ...
... wants to arm teachers."

Another similar one had the caption:
"Kids today have no idea what it was like having a Nun walk past you with a ruler in hand!"

I just had to laugh... Some of the older nuns certainly had a mean streak and were into corporal punishment back then!

Unfortunately none of my classmates had posted there, though some who where there while I was (but were older and graduated sooner) did. I did not recognize those names but back then i only knew the kids in my own grade.

-Karen
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Christine on August 11, 2022, 07:39:59 PM »
Went to St. Joe's as well it's funny the names, mostly nuns, one remembers . .

https://www.facebook.com/Stjosephtomsriver


Mother Superior, of course, Sister Michael Vincent in 1st and wicked Sister Roberta in 3rd, who even had the hook nose to match!

Hi Kiera,              11 August 2022

Let's see, Sisters:

1st Felice = Nice
2nd Annella = Witch
3rd Marylyn = Nice
4th Bernard = Nice
5th Irma = BITCH Darn near burned the school down.
6th Assumpta  = BITCH
7th McCllyan = Nice
8th Eugenia = Nice also Dictator/Principle

Don't hold me to the spelling. I escaped the place in 1954 to where I was trapped in 9th at another witch/penguin run prison/institution

9th Ain't got a clue, just a bunch of witches, "Nun" worth remembering.

The best part of the whole mess: Us hooligans for the most part turned out to be the most successful.

For my last three years I went to the public High School in the town I grew up in. Great place and lots of Great teachers and classmates.

One of my friends from grade school designed and built the rocket engines used on the Lunar Lander that got the Astronauts off the moon and back home to earth.

Best Always, Love

Christine

PS:
Would I want to do it over again? Hell No, that was enough torture for a life time.
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Kiera on August 09, 2022, 01:35:22 PM »
Went to St. Joe's as well it's funny the names, mostly nuns, one remembers . .

https://www.facebook.com/Stjosephtomsriver


Mother Superior, of course, Sister Michael Vincent in 1st and wicked Sister Roberta in 3rd, who even had the hook nose to match!
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Christine on August 02, 2022, 06:19:21 PM »
Hola Amigs,              02 August 2022

Sure used up July in short order. 31 days went before I knew it was already August. Think maybe age plays a part in how fast time fly's by. When I was 6 and in first grade, a year went by slowly. Couldn't wait for summer vacation, which seemed like it took forever to arrive and seemed to disappear in somewhat of a flash. Couldn't have been the parochial school I went to. Hated the place and the "Penguins" that ran it. Those old witches still haunt me to this day, which brings up a story from about 10 or so years ago.

One day I got the bright idea to call that school I went to, to see if they had an Alumni committee or something equivalent. A lady answered the phone and we began a conversation about Class Reunions. she mentioned they didn't have a committee nor where there any classes that had reunions.

She then asked if I had attended Saint Joseph School. I told her I had. She asked when and I said 1946 - 1954. She paused a moment and asked me what my last name was. I told and the pause was even longer than the previous. All of a sudden in a very authoritarian voice she blares out my first name saying: "Chet, is that you?" All of a sudden I had this feeling of dread with an ensuing cold sweat, like holy shit, It's one of my teachers still waiting for me to turn in my homework; I was notorious for never doing home work.

I asked her what her name was and she told me Kathy L. I said I didn't know any Kathy L; then she said Kathy P, her maiden name. I about fell out of my chair; I remembered her, she and I went to school together for 9 years. The last time I had seen or talked to her was 1955 before summer vacation between the 9th and tenth grades.

I told her the instant feeling of dread I had when she said: "Chet, is that You?" thinking she was one of the old nuns I still owed homework to. We sure had a good laugh over that little incident. Every time we talk on the phone, we still get a good chuckle over it.

After the ninth grade I went to a public High School. Wasn't enamored with nuns and their disciplinarian ways. Being a hooligan, what would anyone expect.

Next year, if all goes well. my 65th High School reunion will take place. The reunion committee has sent out requests for comments by class members on their interest in having one and suggestions as to when would be the best time. If it does happen, chances are it will be our last. Most all of us will be 83, give or take a year. We should know something by end of fall. I hope we have it, it will be fun showing up Female and having the Love of My Life, Dena, with me.

Our weather here in Phoenix has gotten a little bit damper. It's Monsoon Season here which starts about mid June and lasts until October. It's not official, it's just a bit more cloudy and we have an occasional rain. Think so far this season we've had about 1/2 inch of rain. That's about one minutes worth from where I came from in Ohio and Texas, which is why I left there.

Hope everyone is having a nice summer and enjoying the high commodity prices, product shortages, inflation, supply chain issues, bull shit lies from Joe Brandon and the rest of the commies running our government.

Had to get that in, it wouldn't be me if I didn't.

Best Always, Love

Christine

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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Christine on July 16, 2022, 09:20:48 PM »
Hi Karen,                  16 July 2022

Dena had her annual eye exam and I had my second post op this past Thursday (14 July 22). All is well. Irony of ironies I had to do the driving on the way home. Dena's eyes were dilated so I finally got to drive again.

Did get a note from the Doctor that I no longer need corrective lenses. Took it to the DMV and they gave me a new license with no restrictions.

I am really thrilled with how well my rebuilt eyeballs are working. It's been at least 30 years since I could see as well as I am seeing now. I really enjoy looking at the Mountains and all the desert fauna. This place is fantastic, just wish I had gotten here much sooner than I did. Better late than never.

Had a bit of rain about a week ago and it looks like we may get a bit more tonight. There are thunder storms around us, just don't know if we'll get some at ground zero. We could use it.

Here it is, 2113 hrs MST and it's 101° f; loving it.

Tonight is Pizza night and tomorrow is family haircut day. We all go to the same hairdresser. I think we're her only clients. She's retired but does us as a favor and to earn some pocket change.

Almost time for supper. Take Care Karen. God Bless

Best Always, Love

Christine
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Kiera on July 14, 2022, 02:59:40 AM »
100 % of our power is Nuclear. It's wonderful looking west and seeing the large Mushroom Plume rising above it. A very reassuring sight to behold.
        My Lordy we're getting the rain the West coast needs (ie: Lake Mead!) but the post-storm humidity is a killer, unlike your 'oven-dry' heat . .
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Fri 15 90°/70°Partly Cloudy16%NNE 4 mph
Sat 16 88°/69°Partly Cloudy24%ESE 5 mph
Sun 17 88°/70°Scattered Thunderstorms35%SSE 4 mph
Mon 18 86°/71°Scattered Thunderstorms44%SW 5 mph
Tue 19 87°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms56%WSW 7 mph
Wed 20 88°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms44%W 8 mph
Thu 21 89°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms57%WSW 8 mph
Fri 22 89°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms57%WSW 6 mph
Sat 23 89°/72°Isolated Thunderstorms33%W 4 mph
Sun 24 88°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms41%SSE 5 mph
Mon 25 89°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms58%SW 5 mph
Tue 26 88°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms58%SW 5 mph
Wed 27 87°/72°Scattered Thunderstorms . . etc . . etc
       My lil sister works at building that new Nuclear fiasco in Georgia called Vogtle Electric the story is "Georgia Power wants a rate increase. Customers should embrace 'blissful bill ignorance'"
Quote from: Yea Right!
"Only later would we learn that Georgia Power is going for the green in every sense of the word"
Something that WE should be doing ourselves instead!

       lol TOO MANY PEOPLE! AJ once said 'a few shot DEAD is a tragedy but thousands/millions? Oh well . . " The only 'mushroom plume' I wanna see is these big cities going up in smoke and, in this respect, 'the 'dems' are spot on target for our total destruction! The UPSIDE to raging inflation these days are there are many great deals to be found, as businesses go bankrupt, what good is all the central irradiation one can generate if a dilapidated, aging infrastructure that can't support it . .

        I've talked to Elon on Twitter 'bout this: decentralized power gen and independent hydrogen production via local, residential SOLAR is the only real way to go am awaiting delivery of 6 more 310w panels, for total of 15 @ 3.7kw, at a super great low price!

Suppose they're right, in one sense, what GOOD is 'freedom' & "self-determination' if so many are hell-bent on making WRONG SHOPPING CHOICES anyway?

(ps: Such IDIOTS a complete home solar system is now w a y - c h e a p e r than 1 'brand new car' I suggested to HIM why couldn't a fuel-cell car (as opposed to slow charging 'batteries'), while parked in garage at night, also power one's solar hydrogen generating house as well? NO MORE 'home power or auto gas' bill at all?)

God Forbid! Big Gov't has absolutely no interest in making "The People's" lives easier or better it's just instill more fear, fear, fear . . What's Lake Havasu City, where my family is from, gonna be when the Colorado River, south of the Hoover dam, DRYS UP?
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Christine on July 12, 2022, 08:29:02 AM »
Hi Karen,                12 July 2022

Just a short post with info on the laser eye surgery I had. It's called "LensAR Femtosecond Laser with Cassini Technology." You can find additional information at: www.LensAR.com

Did check the supplied link; works fine. It is a USA company based in Orlando Florida.

Eyes are doing fine. Have my second Post op the 14th of this month.

Take Care

Best Always, Love

Christine
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Christine on July 09, 2022, 02:08:49 AM »
The only time that happens to me is with those damm  LED headlights... The halogen lamps with the yellowish color are fine, but those bright LED headlights can just about blind me!

Anyway at my last eye exam they said my cataracts are no where near needing surgery yet. BYTW The surgeon my spouse used worked out well and is considered to be one of te best in this area.

I'm a bit farther east! ;) (east coast)

I have only been to Phoenix once many years ago. It was 2 jobs ago for a scientific conference. Even though I'm past  full SS retirement age I am still working full-time and still have medical insurance through work, so i'm not on medicare.

I think that must be standard for OR's... I remember the OR being very cold before they put me under for my SRS!

-Karen

Hi Karen,                   09 July 2022

Yeah, those LED and HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights are a bear at night. Years ago when 4 headlights were all the rage on most cars (mid to late 50's and beyond) I used to use Aircraft Landing Lights in the high beams. They were illegal and super bright. In 1984 I had a New Ford Escort that I mounted Four landing lights on the front bumper. If I was stopped and the car was idling, when I turned all four on the RPM dropped about 450 RPM. The worst part was they were expensive and had a life expectancy of 10 hours.

You definitely want a good eye surgeon. Our sight is, IMHO, the most important sense we have.

Yeah, the east cost is a bit far. My 65th High School reunion is coming up next year (2023) and that's about 2300 miles from here. I'm from Ohio, born in Akron, grew up in Cuyahoga Falls. Went in the Navy in 1963, got out Dec 66 went to work in 67 for the Navy in Japan and eventually in 1972 returned to Cuyahoga Falls until late 78 when I went to Dallas Fort Worth. Officially moved there in May 79 remaining 42 years; way too long.

Happy here in Arizona with Dena. Have never been happier, Love Her with all my Heart and Soul. Also love Phoenix, our weather is hot and dry. Worked outside yesterday trimming the tree in the front yard. It was about 105° f with about 8% humidity.

Hospitals, Operating rooms and Doctor's offices are notoriously cold to keep the spread of germs down. Never have liked being cold, one of the myriad reasons I left Akron Ohio area permanently; average annual sunshine 67 days.

If you and your spouse are ever out this way, stop and visit us. We have lots of room.

Take care, stay safe and Healthy.

God Bless

Best Always, Love

Christine
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by karen_A on July 06, 2022, 03:18:20 PM »
My lenses were very occluded to the point where I could not see if the sun or bright lights shown into my eyes. It was like trying to look through a frosted bathroom window. Glasses didn't help so I was very limited in when it was safe for me to drive.

The only time that happens to me is with those damm  LED headlights... The halogen lamps with the yellowish color are fine, but those bright LED headlights can just about blind me!

Anyway at my last eyer exam they said my cataracts are no where near needing surgery yet. BYTW The surgeon my spouse used worked out well and is considered to be one of te best in this area.

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Are you here in the Phoenix area? If so we can give you a referral to the eye Doctor Dena, I and her whole family use.

I'm a bit farther east! ;) (east coast)

I have only been to Phoenix once many years ago. It was 2 jobs ago for a scientific conference. Even though I'm past  full SS retirement age I am still working full-time and still have medical insurance through work, so i'm not on medicare.

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My only complaint was how cold they kept the operating rooms.

I think that must be standard for OR's... I remember the OR being very cold before they put me under for my SRS!

-Karen
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Staff Political Blog / Re: Where is The Government of The US Headed ?
« Last post by Christine on July 06, 2022, 02:29:27 AM »

BTW on the eyeball are you taking cataracts? I have baby oens I've been told at my eye exam, and my spouse had a bad on cataract e and had to have one of her lenses replaced.

- Karen
Hi Karen,               06 July 2022

I had Cataracts in both eyes. Both were bad though the right was the worst. They replaced the lens in it first then waited three weeks before they could do the left. The long wait was do to the Doctor being heavily booked.

My lenses were very occluded to the point where I could not see if the sun or bright lights shown into my eyes. It was like trying to look through a frosted bathroom window. Glasses didn't help so I was very limited in when it was safe for me to drive.

Now that both lenses have been replaced I am now able to drive anytime and am no longer restricted (self imposed restriction) in my driving. It's like I said in my post. I was jesting about not seeing road signs and traffic lights; I couldn't read most road signs until I was almost on top of them. Now my sight is almost perfect. It is getting better each day as the lenses settle in and the swelling from the surgery diminishes.

Are you here in the Phoenix area? If so we can give you a referral to the eye Doctor Dena, I and her whole family use.

My surgery cost us about $3500. 00 over what Medicare and my Medigap policy would cover. What they wouldn't cover was the type surgery that I elected to use. It is a new laser technology that they wouldn't cover. We felt it was worth the extra money as it made the surgery more thorough in that the surgery was faster, more accurate, fixed most of my astigmatism and installed the lenses more accurately.

So far I am very satisfied with the process. Time will tell. I was completely awake during the second surgery. My only complaint was how cold they kept the operating rooms. Nearly froze my buns; small price to pay for not being conked out. Don't like being anesthetized; the older we get the more dangerous it becomes. The use of Benzodiazepines (Valium, Versed, etc.) is a real problem for elderly patients and even younger. They are no good for anyone.

If we can be of help contact us via PM.

Best Always

Love

Christine
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