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We certainly don't require that you adhere to our personal beliefs and opinions.

We do require that you adhere to the following rules, which are simple:

1.Honor and respect other’s opinions, even if you disagree with them.
2.Use no profanity or obscenities
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5.No pot smoking or excessive drinking (just kidding)

I hope you will participate with enthusiasm. I love open lively discussions with my friends. I think they help us learn and expand our outlook on life.

AFTER ALL, DIVERSITY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.

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sallye bates
22 Hours Ago

Tickle Me Tuesday

Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle.

The three male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but end up arriving in front of her at the same time.

The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return.

Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them, “The first one who can use the words “liver” and “cheese” together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me.”

The sturdy, muscular black Lab speaks up quickly and says “I love liver and cheese.”
“Oh, how childish,” said the Poodle, “That shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever.”

She turned to the tall, shiny Golden Retriever and said: “How well can you do?”
“Ummm...I HATE liver and cheese,” blurts the Golden Retriever.

“My, my,” said the Poodle, “I guess it’s hopeless. That’s just as dumb as the Lab’s sentence.”
She then turns to the last of the three dogs and says, “How about you, little guy?”

The last of the three, tiny in stature but big in fame and finesse, is the Chihuahua.
He gives her a smile, a sly wink, turns to the Golden Retriever and the Lab and says, “Liver alone, cheese mine."

sallye bates
22 Hours Ago

Happy Tuesday

We had an exciting night. Once again, the smoke alarms went crazy around midnight. As usual, they were sounding their incredibly loud klaxon tones for about 5 minutes until the fire department arrived and cut if off. Evidently there was some leakage of water that was affecting the circuit board(s). While attempting to turn off the water to our building, the fire department broke the main valve and water came pouring out. They had to turn the water off at the main valve at the street, so no one in the complex had water until about 9 AM this morning when the plumbers came and replaced the valve at our building. The Security company came and repaired the smoke alarm system this morning also.

I'm hopeful that they have finally got it corrected. It's pretty unnerving to wake to the smoke alarm screaming.

May your day be filled with blessings of love and friendship.

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sallye bates
22 Hours Ago

Today's word

Pronunciation: Poe-geeny Gray-na.



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sallye bates
Monday at 8:55 AM

The Mighty Has Spoken

A hunter lived alone in the middle of a forest, in a small house by the river. A short distance down a slope in front of his house, he had a garden where he would grow vegetables to supplement his diet of forest game and fish. One morning, he awoke to the sounds of a thunderstorm and rushing water. Quickly getting dressed and stumbling outside, he saw the river had flooded.

Overflowing its banks, the waters swelled and flowed past, getting ever so closer to the hunter's abode. It would not reach the house, the hunter observed, for it had the higher ground. But there was no hope for the vegetable garden -- it was only a matter of minutes before the floodwaters would wash over it, ruining his harvest for that season.

"Goddam*it," the hunter muttered.

Right before the hunter's eyes, a bolt of lightning struck the bank at the other side of the river, followed by a deafening clap of thunder and a massive explosion. Trees, rocks and chunks of dirt flew hundreds of feet into the air!

No sooner had the debris started falling back to the ground when a monstrous tornado blew in from parts unknown and scooped them right up again. The tornado headed straight towards the river, uprooting more trees and rocks in its path, carving a deep gouge into the earth.

As soon as the tornado blew across the river, there was another flash of lightning and deafening clap of thunder. The tornado disappeared as quickly as it had materialized. The uprooted trees, rocks and dirt crashed into the river, diverting its waters into the deep gouge in the earth. The floodwaters receded, having come within inches of the hunter's vegetable garden.

Having witnessed the whole extravaganza from start to finish, the hunter could only stare, wide eyed, his legs shaking and mouth hanging stupidly open. It was a while before he finally managed to speak.
"Whoa."

Then, from above him, a voice boomed:
”YOU'RE WELCOME."

sallye bates
Monday at 8:50 AM

Today's Word

Life is full of surprises

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Monday at 8:44 AM

Horoscope

Monday, June 17, 2019

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or major decisions from 4 AM to 12:30 PM EDT today (1 AM to 9:30 AM PDT). After that the Moon moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn. (The Full Moon in Sagittarius peaks at 4:31 AM EDT (1:31 AM PDT).

Aries (March 21-April 19)
Be considerate and fair in all your communications with others today, especially with siblings, relatives and neighbours. People are watching you. Or to put it another way, you will be noticed. Why not be noticed for being a hero? (That's the better call.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You might encounter disputes about shared property, inheritances or something to do with the wealth or the responsibilities of others. This is definitely the day to take the high road. Show others how it's done because after all, you are the financial wizard of the zodiac.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
When everything goes smoothly, you cannot practice patience. You can only practice patience, when your patience is challenged. Therefore, consider this day a wonderful opportunity because today you have the chance to cultivate practicing patience with partners and close friends.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today you have a chance to impress coworkers, customers and people related to your job; and possibly, something that is not job-related but related to your health or a pet. Whatever the case, you will demonstrate compassion and intelligence dealing with other people's mistakes.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
According to Shakespeare, the course of true love never did run smooth. This is the nature of life. But hey, nothing we do ever runs smoothly forever - especially romance. And dealing with kids! Consider this a chance for you to cultivate patience. Grab those Brownie points!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today you might encounter challenging situations with family members, especially female relatives. The key is to think of your long-term objective. You want to get along because family is gold -- and sometimes you have to go along to get along, right? It was ever thus.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Maintain your cool today because this is a potentially accident-prone day. An accident might be physical or verbal. Either way, you don't want to do anything that you will later regret. Therefore, pay attention to everything you say and do. Stay chill.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Smart management in retail or the hospitality industry, knows that an unhappy customer can be turned around into a lifelong fan with the right approach. They know how to spin a bad situation into something positive. You can do this today, especially with financial matters.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The Full Moon today is in your sign during the morning. This can create stress with partners and close friends. Ironically, these are the people you really love, so why alienate them? Get things in perspective. Remember which side your bread is buttered on, emotionally speaking.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might feel more emotional than usual about certain issues today. That's okay. Just be aware of it. Watch your emotions because they are your emotions. You're in control because it's your movie - and your choice of response.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Be patient with friends and members of groups today because if you are impatient, what's the upside? Who wants to look like a fool or a jerk? Not you. You value your friends and your ability to relate to groups. In fact, you are a networker par excellence!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today you have to juggle the demands of home and family versus the demands of your job, career and your public reputation. This is not easy. But if you go slowly and carefully and are courteous with everyone - you can do this. Why? (People like you because they know you're compassionate.)

If Your Birthday Is Today
Actor Greg Kinnear (1963 ) shares your birthday today. This year will be more laid back for you. Nevertheless, your relations with others will be important. Focus on how to cooperate with others. Look for ways to be kinds and helpful. Business and personal relationships will benefit you so be open to engaging with others.

sallye bates
Monday at 8:39 AM

A New Week is Here

I hope your Monday is filled with all things bright and beautiful.

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sallye bates
Sunday at 10:55 AM

Sunday Comics

It's true, he wouldn't.

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