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PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:01 pm   Subject: Is this a joke?

I used to shop at Down In the Valley back when it occupied the corner now taken up by Doolittle's Woodfire in Golden Valley. Back then it was a head shop that sold records to stay open. Now, with pr ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:01 pm   Subject: A Thank You to Michelle Bachman

Michelle:

Thank you for learning too slowly and imploding your political career when you decided to run for the Presidency. I have told far too many friends and family members that if you were eve ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:38 am   Subject: Of course I voted!

Hell yes, I voted. If i don't vote, I have no right to bitch about whomever is in offce since I did nothing to prevent it.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:33 am   Subject: Rape as Adultery and a cast of 1000 murderers

If it weren't for a few other things that balance stories like this out, I'd swear that the world had gone mad and we were destined for destruction any moment.

But...it does also bring a point to ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:29 am   Subject: Ann Rice

Between Ann Rice and Stevie Nicks...I'm starting to get really sick of folks who "do bad sufff" in their lives and then go crawling back to embrace religion as a way to deal with their guilt ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:20 pm   Subject: Alamo

Careful, thrice...this group is a batch of very fanatical wierdos and you'll be getting all kids of emails, etc in response. Just letting you know.
PostForum: Love Talk   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:25 pm   Subject: heteroflexible

...or a middle-aged adult even...*grin*
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:20 pm   Subject: Strange beds...not bedfellows

strangest spots I've slept are as follows;

Next to the cooler in the back end of a 72 Cutlass Cruiser Wagon on vacation as a child...my sister wasn't potty trained, wet her sleeping bag and we were ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:12 pm   Subject: Hmmmm...

as I recall I never said I didn't believe the Taliban was a threat. They are an immense threat both worldwide and in that region. However, I don't believe that aid workers should be allowed in if th ...
PostForum: Love Talk   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:19 am   Subject: I kissed a girl...

Hmmmm...as long as it's just making out or kissing a girl, well, at least that negates the usual fear of pregnancy...

Personally, I'm not tempted but I don't see the reason for all the fuss. It wa ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:08 am   Subject: quotes

"Never appeal to a man's better nature; he may not have one. Invoking his self interest give you more leverage."

and for a movie quote...

"Let me be frank from the commencement; ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:00 am   Subject: Evangelizing in Afghanistan

The Taliban may well be using that as a justification for killing the woman, but if she had been evangelizing as stated, she has less common sense than a chipmunk.

No one should be killed because o ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:04 pm   Subject: The Somali Community

and it's not all that surprising that no one is really coming forward with information.
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:48 pm   Subject: Which world?

Mmmm...the world of Laurell Hamilton's Merry Gentry series. *little smile* Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you why...though for more reasons than the obvious.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:40 pm   Subject: Melissa Scott: Wolf in Sheeps' clothing or just Lamb of God?

*soft laughter* I see we have drawn up two camps on this one once again.

Pastor Scott may be a brilliant, dynamic speaker and believer. Great. HOWEVER, once you begin asking people for money you ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:09 pm   Subject: witch hunt in Kenya

Actually, for anyone not of the Judeo-Christian-Muslim majority right now, it's not at all hard to fathom. I deal with nasty comments and outright hostility at least once a week regarding my faith.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:02 pm   Subject: sidewalk phobia

Hmmm...from what I've seen it is not limited mostly to "poor people" Odin. And, as I'm rather too close to that pay scale myself, I'm having a bit of a fight not to take offense when none w ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:52 pm   Subject: Allergic to sidewalks??

When did it become unthinkable to walk on a sidewalk?? This phenomenon crosses age, race and socio-economic barries from what I see. In the past 3 years I've seen more and more people insist on walk ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:31 pm   Subject: Mortgage fraud and foreclosure

I seem to remember mentioning this in a long rambling post years ago. Odd how the government is now concerned whereas it appointed a high ranking executived in a Sub-Prime Lender as an ambassador a f ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:13 pm   Subject: Starbucks Radical Image?

Hmmmm...I seem to have missed the new logo. darn.

Ever notice that there are those folks out there, regardless of their belief system, who need something to be outraged about in order to feel spec ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:51 am   Subject: Winter Drivers

I am almost ready for the snow. I like snow, cold and the beauty of Winter in Minnesota. What I dislike most is the driving...specifically, my fellow motorists. Does anyone want to add anything to m ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:47 am   Subject: *soft laughter*

Hmmmm...now why did they decide to do this now? And who really believes that there will be any major fines/sentences handed out? I'm back to being cynical. In our country defrauding the guillable a ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:42 am   Subject: Bronson McNeal: Loser

No. I don't think it's slowed him down, but maybe, just maybe it's given some potential victims enough info to make them stop and think before giving this miserable excuse for a man any of their hard ...
PostForum: Health, Fitness, Beauty ...   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:37 pm   Subject: back pain

my usual triggers are stress and pretending I can still do, lift and muscle things I could when I was 20.

the new Thermacare heating pads that stick on help temporarily, but I've found that accupun ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:32 pm   Subject: Halloween!

I worked for the first half of the day, then came home, fixed dinner, dropped my husband off at work (at 9 pm) then spent an hour on a "goth doll" makeup look and outfit and headed out to a ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:30 pm   Subject: Sonja Blue where are you?

It is my fondest hope that someday Mr. McNeal will meet a real version of the fictional anti-hero Sonja Blue. He deserves as much.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:28 pm   Subject: One Flew over the Theists' nest??

I'm sorry folks, but this one to me reads more as a sad, sad story of a man's supposed friends using his fame and good name to gain a bullhorn for supporting their own view. I find it hard to believe ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:48 pm   Subject: Hmmm...

I truly value the ability to speak my own opinions, no matter how unfavorable they are, or how much they may criticize the government, and not be shot by said government...or disappear...or have my fa ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:37 pm   Subject: And the one point I've yet to see made...

though I didn't read all responses word for word, but scanned:

She is a comedienne. She was making a JOKE. Ha ha...remember ?
Not all references to Jesus are meant to be serious and I also h ...
PostForum: Health, Fitness, Beauty ...   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:44 am   Subject: Models...shave?

It would be helpful, but not neccessary. *lol*
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:33 pm   Subject: $25-an-hour Jobs

I think I'll have to take up detective work with Praecorloth.
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:33 pm   Subject: You left one out

and up until August of this year, you could also put Mortgage Loan Officer in that category, even though it is usually a commission only position.
PostForum: Health, Fitness, Beauty ...   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:31 pm   Subject: Models needed

I will be in the Downtown Target store Friday, Oct 19 from 10am to 3:30 pm and invite anyone interested to please stop by the Boots aisle (in cosmetics dept) for a free lesson in Halloween Makeup and ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:27 pm   Subject: Jobs rant continued

Praecorloth:

I understand and I feel your pain. I dealt with a 25minute screaming session from a realtor yesterday. She accused my boss of fraud, shady dealings, slander, threatened to report her ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:18 pm   Subject: Ann

The best that could happen is that Ann Coulter will (pardon me for sounding vindictive but...) have a stroke that leaves her unable to communicate by either speach or writing/typing. Then she could s ...
PostForum: Love Talk   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:28 pm   Subject: Men's 5 words

Sure: I'm not listening, but I needed to say something so you don't accuse me of not listening.

Shopping: walk into store, grab 1st item resembling what you need, pay and leave. Drastically diffe ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:23 pm   Subject: Ideal vs. reality

I am an idealist who takes a realistic viewpoint at times folks and the responses to praecorloth's "rant" had me a bit stunned.

I've lived in Richfield, in an apartment complex with the s ...
PostForum: Free Classified Minneapolis MN   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:53 pm   Subject: Free Makeovers at Target locations!

Just a word to the wise...if you'd like to get some quick tips, new ideas, or a whole new look Boots Cosmetics (now being sold exclusively at Target) offers free makeovers and skincare consultations. ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:45 pm   Subject: The real reason was...

Thanks Dora & Odin for the "welcome back". After a lot of thinking, and discussing with others in the office and the industry the only guess we could come up with is that she was not ma ...
PostForum: Love Talk   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:37 am   Subject: Are Humans Inherantly Monogamous?

We all seem to assume this is the case, as do many religions. I, for one, find it hard to swallow though (no pun intended). I suspect that the whole idea of monogamy stems from the desire to know fo ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:33 am   Subject: Stunned

I just need to get this off my chest. Sorry folks. No witty reparte, no obscure philosophical point to debate. Here's what happened.

On 6/26/07 the company I worked for held a mandatory meeting f ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:23 am   Subject: My company/job

This one has me torn ...either an image consulting business, helping get young professional women out of the traps neatly set for them by both the fashion industry and their own inexperience...or star ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:43 pm   Subject: When did death become "unthinkable"?

In the past few years I've noticed something that puzzles me more and more. Each time the media reports on a death, be it accidental or criminal, many, sometimes hundreds of people start setting up l ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 9:49 am   Subject: Yes, I've been wrong, more than once

I've been wrong more than a few times...of course I've had 42 years to build up that record. *grin*

1) I was VERY wrong in believing that a few drinks relaxed me enough to deal with people in socia ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:17 am   Subject: Fear of Gays

I doubt you'll get many answers here except for the odd crackpot, nomnnice. Minnesotans as a whole and Twin Cities residents tend to be obsessively politically correct in public forums. They may not ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:11 am   Subject: James Cross cries victim

And I suspect many of us, no matter what race or ethnicity we are, have had more than enough of the fales cries of "I'm a victim!" by people ho either do not know, or do not care about the a ...
PostForum: Real Estate & Housing   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:07 pm   Subject: Due Diligence

As I said, if the existing rules were enforced and a few more in place, sub prime loans and lenders would continue to provide a valuable service.

Too many lenders have been allowed free rein for ...
PostForum: Real Estate & Housing   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:12 am   Subject: SubPrime lending is not a dirty word

Gentlemen and Ladies:

There is a huge amount of misunderstanding about the term Sub Prime lending.
It is exactly what the name states. Sub Prime lenders offer housing loans to consumers whose cred ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:07 am   Subject: Feminism

As for the Feminist movement as a whole...I owe a lot to it...both good and bad. It started off as a wonderful idea, then went too far in some cases when the most outspoken group in the movement took ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:55 am   Subject: Women and Math

Actually, dora, it is true that as a group, women are not ask skilled at math than men, but not all of that can be laid at the door of brain function and development levels. Women, through decades of ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:44 am   Subject: Bronson Orlando McNeal - "Thief of Hearts"

He keeps scamming and women keep falling for it because he plays on their vanity, their desperation, and in some cases, their greed...and he doesn't get punished for it except in the papers and here.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:32 am   Subject: Jesus Camp

Alright...
I do not view Christianity as a cult. I do not view parents raising children in their faith as a crime in the legal sense. You are taking my words a bit too literally.

In the movie, J ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:00 pm   Subject: Chanel, Maybelline, do we need you?

I recently had a rather violent allergic reaction to something unknown. It forced me to face something that many people face in adolescence; acne. Although I don't have acne, I do look very much lik ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:07 pm   Subject: Jesus Camp

Craig:

Why does having a person of faith in the White House seem like such a good thing? I would bet you dimes to donuts that ALL Presidents from the 1st to GWB have been men of faith, but many ju ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:01 am   Subject: U of M bomb threat

and if that person or persons feel that they will not be found out, they are sadly mistaken.
Law enforcement takes a very dim view of this.
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:59 am   Subject: Another Dead Baby

my apologies... I meant to address you. senility is catching up with me at age 43.
Confused
PostForum: Word of Mouth - Good Ones   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:56 am   Subject: Reputable Mortgage Consultant

yes, I found the most elusive of animals, an HONEST mortgage consultant with experience, compassion and integrity. She's been in this business for more than 10 years. She knows the lenders and progr ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:52 am   Subject: Bullying

Have you or your child been bullied in school? What did you do? What did the school or teacher do?
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:50 am   Subject: Seung Cho

Numerous faculty and students reported the odd and frightening behavior of this student to both the administration and the police. He had not, as yet, done anything illegal and evidently did not pose ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:39 am   Subject: Nicole Beecroft; murderess

NonPartisan:

Yes. We agree. Nicole cannot argue that a moment of panic led her to stab her newborn child 150 time. Panic lasts a few moments. That kind of violence takes more than panic. And s ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:32 am   Subject: People of Faith

I do not attack people of faith as a whole, gentlemen and ladies.
I hold a great dislike and, yes, aversion to those who view faith as a business. Many, many people of faith are indeed intelligent, ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:42 pm   Subject: What you think about

I am so glad I got this office almost organized...and we might have THUNDERSTORMS this weekend!!!

that last part is a long story.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:33 pm   Subject: AMEN!

AMEN!
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:32 pm   Subject: Jesus Camp

and a very very well thought out line from a business standpoint for these organizations.
If you throw everyone who questions into the "opposite" camp, very few will be tempted to think too ...
PostForum: Sports & Outdoors   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:29 pm   Subject: NHL Officiating

I"m waiting to hear what Jacques LeMaire has to say about the refs in last night's Wild playoff game. Even the commentators started complaining about the obvious missed calls and how many cheap ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:02 pm   Subject: Planned Parenthood

Do tell me where you got your information , NP. I'm dying to know.

Regardless of who started the organization, do you see PP nowadays advocating the sterilization of women to better the genetics o ...
PostForum: Real Estate & Housing   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:25 pm   Subject: FAbulous condos w/Mpls downtown views

I just ran across a condo group for $129-154k...1 and 2 BR units in Minneapolis. The outside of the building is not that impressive, but the work inside these units is wonderful. For a single person ...
PostForum: Sports & Outdoors   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:16 pm   Subject: Hockey Fight acceptance as racism proof

I read an article in the City Pages that stopped me cold for a moment.
The letter writer pointed to the differing reactions of fans to fights in the NBA and the NHL. He said that race explained why ...
PostForum: Sports & Outdoors   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:11 pm   Subject: Bonds

and just as with Imus, and countless other media darlings, sports figures, etc...Barry Bonds was paid handsomely for his cheating.

We created him. We encouraged him. His manager and trainers know ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:07 pm   Subject: Conundrum

But the riddle persists, gentlemen and ladies: the conceal and carry option available has not decreased crime.

BTW: Does anyone know the requirements for getting a CCW permit? What kind of train ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:51 pm   Subject: Al Oertwig, School Board, Resigns Over Kiddie Porn Probe

Perhaps a hasty jump to a conclusion in the first post?

Haven't we all heard, and perhaps felt a bit foolish, the news that the LaCrosse team members accused of raping an exotic dancer have had t ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:47 pm   Subject: Tardy Abortion? I think not.

For those like NP who feel that doctors who perform abortions are these amoral, unfeeling killers, I'd like to refer you to a friend of mine. She has no health insurance so she gets all her gynocolog ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:42 pm   Subject: Bronson Orlando McNeal - "Thief of Hearts"

victim:

No, not displaced anger at all. Bronson McNeal is a scum sucking jerk, but I"m still saddened by the number of women that fall for his con. Are there so many desperate women out there ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:38 pm   Subject: Jesus Camp

I need to rent this movie, but only on a night when I don't plan to eat dinner, or sleep it seems.

I know more than a few evangelical Christians and Born Again Christians and generally find them to ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:27 pm   Subject: Reaching Arms loses it's license

In a story in the Star Tribune today we hear that Reaching Arms adoption agency of Golden Valley has lost its adoption agency license and is still under investigation by the MN Attorney General's off ...
 
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