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    Obama calls for "fair-minded words".

    An excerpt: Full article here: Obama calls for 'fair-minded words'
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    It's been a year since I set foot in SOMD...

    ...So as I will be visiting this week, it is imperative that I treat my tastebuds to the best crab cake sandwich the tri-county region has to offer. For all the seafood Florida can boast, I have to say that the crab available here is just atrocious. I've taken to having it overnighted down...
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    Night of the living DEATH TAX...

    Barack Obama's Budget Quietly Resurrects the Death Tax for 2010 -
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    Kids and Cell Phones...

    At what age, realistically, do kids have any legitimate reason to have their own cell phones? Do they need them at all?
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    "Forgot" the Baby?

    Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime? Gene Weingarten Reports. - A gripping read, but not for the faint of heart. It's an article about how parents "forgot" about their children and left them in the car to fry.
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    Teen Abstinence "Not Realistic"...

    ...According to someone who should know... Bristol Palin: Abstinence for all teens 'not realistic' -
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    Phendimetrazine for weight loss

    Has anyone here had experience taking Phendimetrazine (which is available by prescription only) for weight loss? Did you experience any major side effects? I know it's an amphetamine, so I'm concerned about palpitations, jitters, and escalated blood pressure mainly. Most importantly...
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    FREE Cosmetics from Class Action Lawsuit...

    Fulfilling their obligation as part of a nationwide class action settlement, retailers will be giving away $175-million in cosmetics starting Jan. 20. Shoppers will be able to get one free item per person from big names such as Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Chanel and Christian Dior at...
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    I think I might kill my cat.

    ...Okay, not really, but I could sure use some help: We have five cats total--four of them are perfectly well behaved. One is not. This one is almost seven years old and has been with us since we adopted her six years ago. She is deaf, if that makes any difference. She's always been...
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    Are you a Re-Gifter?

    C'mon, admit it. Have you ever given a gift to someone that was first given to you?
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    Cream of Crab Soup (SOMD Style)???

    Does anyone have a really hearty, rich recipe for Cream of Crab soup? I'm looking to bring a little bit of SOMD to our first Christmas Dinner in Florida this year, and I think this would be the perfect soup course...however, the only crab soup I know how to make is the other kind...
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    Does Santa wrap his gifts?

    So we're having a debate in my house as to whether Santa leaves gifts on Christmas morning wrapped, or not wrapped. When I was a kid, Santa didn't bother wrapping gifts. He just set them in piles under the tree. My husband pointed out that this was probably just because my parents were...
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    Important Question.

    What does one buy for Christmas for a pair of redneck (but very loving) parents who have everything they need or want? Step-mom is very "earthy" and not into girly things at all. Likes dogs and horses. I always feel like I'm getting her crappy gifts because I have no idea what she wants...
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    Chinese Wedding Night

    A young Chinese couple gets married. She's a virgin. Truth be told, he is a virgin too, but she doesn't know that. On their wedding night, she cowers naked under the sheets as her husband undresses in the darkness. He climbs into bed next to her and tries to be reassuring. 'My darring,'...
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    Election Cartograms...

    Because this is really pretty cool: Election maps
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    Two words that are a pain in the subjective butt..

    So how do you define "Rich", and "Rights"?
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    Shrug, or Debunk?

    A question: When someone sends you one of those e-mail forwards loaded with made up stuff, twisted "facts", and other non-truths, do you just ignore it? Or do you respond back with Snopes links and cited refutations debunking the crap? Is it considered rude to do the latter?
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    The Kibble Bubble (Or, the Financial Crisis)

    A brief, but interesting take on the financial crisis as explained for those of us who find ourselves on the same mental level as a dog... Uncertain Principles: The Kibble Bubble
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    Is Calligraphy Dead?

    Do people still pay to have their wedding invitations/placecards/etc. hand addressed by a calligrapher, or has the advent of widespread accessibility to easy-to-print computer fonts killed that tradition? :confused: Assuming it's not a dead art...How much would you be willing to pay...