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Can’t we all just get along (or at least have the decency not to try to kill one another?)

I was driving home the other day (yes, driving; I know, it sucks), and I was within sight of my home when I noticed a familiar truck headed my way. The street I live on is choked with cars parked on both sides, so sometimes it's tricky ... Continue reading

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The New Blogs - The First One

**New Blog Format 07/22/2010** Before someone else makes the comment: Nothing to see here. This is just my first blog on the new system. I am experimenting. You are welcome to watch and comment. The new system is sending an email to me every time someone comments ... Continue reading

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The Power of Passive Suggestion

In recent years the internet has become a tool for research. We have all seen the optional surveys, but that is only one way to collect data. One of the problems with surveys or questionaires is that people tend to think through what thier response will be. ... Continue reading

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3 pc Luggage Set $29 at Sears

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/22/luggage-set.jpg My friend Jaycie over at CouponGeek.net has been shopping for luggage for a trip we are taking in September. She found this deal today and sent it my way. Whether you are traveling in the near future or you are sending a kid off to college ... Continue reading

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Changes to LJWorld.com blogs

Starting Friday you're going to see some changes to the system for posting blogs on LJWorld.com. Many of these changes have already rolled out on WellCommons.com, but here is what you'll see on this site: Navigation The first change is the removal of the left navigation. The ... Continue reading

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COMPLETED: Some site maintenance coming about 12:45

1 p.m. update: We've now completed this maintenance. We'll be doing some maintenance on all of our sites at 12:45 this afternoon, meaning our sites may go down for as much as 10 minutes at that time. Since midnight, we've been getting sporadic site overload errors that ... Continue reading

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States Wrongly Cracking Down on Car Title Loans

Several states are putting limits on the car title loan industry. This is where people take out short-term loans with high interest rates using their cars as collateral and no credit check. The lender gives them a few thousand dollars for a piece of paper which says ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet;

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Appears, Below, Bestow, clear, die, Earth, rebirth, sky. The Miracle of Life! By L. Don Oliver Thunder chasing the lightening, As it streaks across the ___; Rain falling upon its ... Continue reading

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Shelter from the Storm

1 See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. 2 Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a ... Continue reading

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The Affaire Breitbart Starring Shirley Sherrod

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/22/deus_ex_machina.jpg The saga of Shirley Sherrod and the 24 hour news cycle is one of these Greek styled dramas in which the climax involves the ancient "deus ex machina" device; the ending doesn't grow out of the actual event, but from a contrived, outside insertion, pushing a ... Continue reading

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The best returning RBs in the Big 12, according to Adjusted POE

Last week, we took a look at how the Kansas University backs ranked in the Big 12 in terms of "highlight yards." As I mentioned then, "highlight yards" isn't a complete measure of a running back, as it only looks at a back's explosiveness. Today, we'll take ... Continue reading

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Islamic Terrorism forces Censorship in United States

A Muslim group has threatened South Park creators for insulting Muhammad by casting him in a bear suit. UPDATE July 21, 2010 - Alleged Terrorist Arrested Reuters: Man behind "South Park" threat arrested. Zachary Adam Chesser has been arrested on charges of providing material support to an ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — It’s All About Who *We* Want To Be!

Years ago, when I was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), I felt that a judgment had been put on my head, a label had been set and therefore that was who I was. A person with DID that had to be fixed. I forgot about all ... Continue reading

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Just What Is “Stalkerish” Behavior?

I received a private message from Artichokeheart which stated the following: "Don't follow me. IT JUST ISN'T NICE TO ACT STALKERISH." After I laughed out loud, I reviewed my actions on this forum to determine if I had, in fact, acted in a "Stalkerish" manner. Now, there ... Continue reading

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Local Tax Conundrum V

In our county budget considerations, we will face decisions about jobs. We are not talking market generated jobs but government funded jobs. We fund jobs directly by hiring people or by giving tax money in one form or another to businesses to create or maintain jobs. In ... Continue reading

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Loss II

What follows is one of many notifications. This was one of four yesterday. There have been a lot lately. “Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton, 23, of Decatur, Ill., died July 16 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained July 13 when insurgents attacked his ... Continue reading

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The Faint is strobe-tastic

Well, I hope you like robots. Murderous robots with piercing eyes that are going to steal your soul. Because that's what I was met with at The Granada last night. The entire stage was decorated with them. I was scared out of my mind. The tin-foil-ish statues ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals

Placebo Health Care! By Ollie Owl The Physician has a diploma, To show to the fool; One that he got, From an "Online" school; Granny was in an accident, The government said, "What the Heck"; Give her a couple of placebos, To mend her broken neck; (Chorus) ... Continue reading

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Fun Pictures of Recent Comment

This is a compilation of pictures that I have used as commentary. UPDATE - July 21, 2010 - This blog will be updated regularly as photo opportunities present themselves. What is a photo opportunity? That is when I want to make a comment with a picture, but ... Continue reading

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Best to have a thrifty game plan for summertime sports

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/07/20/pwe_Shop_Talk_col_2k_7-21.jpg My 14-year old son, Thomas, has found a new hobby this summer: golf. I must admit I was a little leery about him taking up the sport. My main concern was cost. But I am happy to report that it hasn’t been as costly as I ... Continue reading