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  • This Chart Shows Us How Bad The Economy Really Is: “Flashing Red Warning”

    04/14/2014 8:22:14 PM PDT · 5 of 20
    Aliska to Tolerance Sucks Rocks; expat_panama
    Look up Soros and the S&P 500 SPDR ETF. I don't understand hedging, but he's got over 7 million puts indicating a huge bet the market will go down and fewer calls (to hedge his puts). Also has gone long of 5 stocks.

    Yahoo Finance George Soros' 5 Largest Buys Amid Bet Against the S&P 500>

    Awhile back Soros put a lot into JCP; I don't know where he stands with it now but it's languishing around 7 last I looked. Maybe a big pump and dump.

  • I can clone John Lennon from his tooth, Canadian dentist claims

    04/11/2014 4:22:29 PM PDT · 30 of 48
    Aliska to billorites
    It's not a good idea even if the tooth didn't have any decay. Unintended consequences like the baby aging fast to catch up with the age of the tooth when extracted.

    This brings to mind something I saw on yt a couple weeks ago. Involved the Titanic and recovery and burial of the bodies.

    I thought certain parts of the body would last like bones, hair and teeth. Well maybe the teeth. But they tried to ID 3 bodies in a cemetery in Halifax and found that the graves of their test cases were flooded destroying everything since 1913. But enough of the Romanov bodies DNA survived to ID all but one even though sulphuric acid had been poured over them and they were in poor condition. Now their shallow graves may have drained better; I don't know much about it, obviously.

    The mystery baby, they found one piece of bone. They were able to extract enough from that poor sample to prove its parents were not who they suspected but did prove it was a child (boy) of Finnish parents.

    The main thing was that I guess if your grave floods and any DNA is needed, you are toast. Er slime. I think washed out graves are fairly common and don't know how reliable the vaults are.

    It is also my understanding that cremains provide no DNA that can be sequenced even though some bits of bone are present. Kind of ghoulish to think about.

  • IBM mainframe, tech’s ‘dinosaur,’ turns 50

    04/11/2014 4:03:09 PM PDT · 32 of 38
    Aliska to minnesota_bound
    No I did not because most apps already had the Julian in the code; I just did maintenance.

    Realistically, all those systems were outmoded well before y2k but I guess they didn't have the foresight to write a routine to span the two centuries just as a matter of prodence. New systems evolved from the old so some code just got copied and expanded.

    Sometimes I was in a hurry though to get out of there; you are right about that.

    So much I have forgotten. Some I want to forget. I miss my Hollerith code then. And I liked to do my own keypunching from the code sheets because I could unwind a little . . .

  • IBM mainframe, tech’s ‘dinosaur,’ turns 50

    04/11/2014 3:28:26 PM PDT · 26 of 38
    Aliska to Secret Agent Man
    Floor sort, now I never heard of that so I guess it's a regional thing. Cobol is what finally got the better of me. I was supposed to modify a program my boss wrote, and I did not understand his logic. I didn't need flow charts generally for my own work.

    Those dates were Julian so they could be used mathematically. Somebody encouraged me to get on the y2k Cobol bandwagon but I didn't want the repsonnsibility if I got an airline app, etc.

    I guess I don't miss it either. I'm not that brilliant and had to struggle, was always tense that something would happen I couldn't figure out. I did like the mental challenge sometimes though. I did solve some hard problems sometimes.

  • IBM mainframe, tech’s ‘dinosaur,’ turns 50

    04/11/2014 2:23:27 PM PDT · 12 of 38
    Aliska to AngelesCrestHighway
    Learned and worked on the 360, 370. I remember the plated disks, keypunch machines, BAL, COBOL, RPG and FORTRAN (latter 2 school only).

    I loved going through core dumps and coding in BAL. I got good at debugging that hex code but there was a lot of stress to get everything fixed fast. Kinda miss some of it but time moves on.

    I almost got my shawl caught in the card reader. Lucky it wasn't my hair. Some jams, not too bad.

    Remember the long shelf with the books? I confess I had to learn with a dumbed down version . . .

  • (Vanity) NO MORE BUSHES!!

    04/06/2014 11:22:29 AM PDT · 33 of 84
    Aliska to ConservativeMan55

    I concur.

  • Honey Maid takes anti-gay backlash...and turns it into a message of love

    04/06/2014 10:55:48 AM PDT · 84 of 85
    Aliska to thecodont
    I read somebody on yt said they grated their butter like that. I would prefer to use half butter and half Crisco; however I will have to go with what works. You chill for 4 hours.

    Well I'll use up the one I froze and start over. I always made my dough by hand and pressed it into the pans, using clumps, working around sides then filling in the bottom, pressing and smoothing with a baggie; but it didn't make good shells and I wanted to learn to roll better. I could do it but hated patching. And I used a pastry cloth which is a pain, I got it clean and it's going to stay clean in a plastic bag. I flour the counter now and it works find. And no pin stocking either.

    I won't use lard but I watched my mother in law make pies, rest her soul, made it look so easy. Got her filling ready then made lard crust. Didn't chill and don't know if she used ice water. Her pies rolled out in a perfect circle on the kitchen table with no cracks. I never asked how she made them because I wouldn't use lard and liked Crisco better because that's the way my mom made hers and I don't think she pre-chilled either. But she didn't hurry. Everybody raved about my mom's pies. They have changed Crisco though because of trans fats and it doesn't taste quite the same.

    This one I have to make today is more involved than I wanted so I will do it tonight. I hope it's worth it.

    I'll see if I can find that book. It seems no two people make their pies exactly alike. Thanks for the help.

    I gotta go make myself change the cat box. I hate that chore but it must be done.

  • Honey Maid takes anti-gay backlash...and turns it into a message of love

    04/05/2014 8:33:10 PM PDT · 82 of 85
    Aliska to thecodont
    The second ones look better; I can't remember if I belong to that site or not know I do Anyway I don't have time to make crackers. I am struggling to learn how to make really nice flaky pie crust.

    The graham crackers I wanted for an old Apricot no-bake cheesecake I used to make years ago.

    Thank you for the links. Do you have any idea how many ways there are to make pie crust? Oil crust and wax paper, butter and Kitchen Aid. Butter and Cuisinart. Butter and shortening and pastry blender, on and on and on. I just threw away the last of a strawberry rhubarb custard pie because it tasted awful and I did get the crust rolled out and in the pan but it was hard as in not flaky hard crust used Crisco, only the scraps I put sugar and cinnamon on tasted good. I even made a foil guard for the crimping.

    Well that was sweet of you. I also want to try that ciabatta bread. I can't do too much cooking like I used to. I just ate a giant baked potato for supper, had to clean my kitchen and make another pie, coconut custard.

    I don't have a blender any more nor do I have a food processor. I'm thinking about getting a Cuisinart but lots of expenses lately, better wait.

  • Honey Maid takes anti-gay backlash...and turns it into a message of love

    04/05/2014 6:04:02 PM PDT · 77 of 85
    Aliska to Bigg Red

    They said Nabisco was a Mondelez product in the article I think or the video. Yes, they make some really wonderful crackers, always buy their regular soda crackers but haven’t bought snack ones for a long time.

  • Honey Maid takes anti-gay backlash...and turns it into a message of love

    04/05/2014 2:33:41 PM PDT · 33 of 85
    Aliska to Pinkbell
    Those are the only graham crackers I like, maybe Nabisco makes some slightly different ones I also like. Guess I have to ignore that gay dads stuff which is a turnoff. They are some percentage of market share. I won't boycott stuff I like but that second commercial was sappy.

    Mondelez is a company that split off from Kraft Foods, thought they were more international. That happened in late 2012 I think. Mondelez stock has been running in the 30's while Kraft is about mid 50's (haven't looked for a few days).

  • North Carolina man will spend all of eternity in a Duke's Mayonnaise jar

    04/04/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · 21 of 81
    Aliska to bigheadfred
    MIRACLE Whip beats the LL’s out of Hellmann’s

    I keep both at all times. Each has a specific purpose and I use 1 part each for one of my potato salad recipes.

    My mom always used just Miracle Whip and it does have more of a tangy sweet taste.

    But I searched for years for this certain tuna salad recipe and found the secret (to me) ingredient was Hellman's. That's my fav; for special put on big flaky, fluffy croissants (the store sells them; I would not want to mess with making them).

  • Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz is a Disaster, Says Romney Best Candidate for 2016

    04/02/2014 2:35:27 PM PDT · 64 of 212
    Aliska to PaulCruz2016

    Anybody know anything about Tucker Carlson and Ken Wahl? Drop dead gorgeous. One a Libertarian-leaning? reporter who works for the Caller and Wahl is an actor who will be running for something I think. He is very pro life and hates Nancy Pelosi.

  • Widow trying to sell family home of 40 years finds she doesn't own $1.2 million property after husba

    04/01/2014 6:25:03 PM PDT · 35 of 90
    Aliska to headstamp 2

    I hate vultures who buy at those sales from people like that widow. I let it happen to me years ago but knew I was delinquent and the consequences. Luckily I got enough to redeem my property.

  • The Protestant's Dilemma

    04/01/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT · 138 of 191
    Aliska to faithhopecharity
    Well, I added it to your former. It's getting quite long now ;-). Let's see what we have here:

    First two paragraphs, I'm mindful of those, too, not to be taken lightly. Would argue in favor of symbolism.

    You've cited a lot more there than I remember reading (read bible a lot but can never get too much).

    I read what I believed was a complete copy of the Didache; it mentions the Eucharist but is silent on the specific meaning.

    Eucharist isn't in the bible but I think most would agree it is special. So why did Jesus say "This is my body"? If he meant his body that was sacrificed on the cross the following day, that doesn't work for me.

    I guess the bottom line is that for centuries not only Catholics but Orthodox, Antiochans, think the Egyptian Christians, Coptics. They believed it for a very long time now. How could they have gone so wrong? Constantine? I don't think so on this one. I don't know.

    Incidently, I have a longing to believe just like the early church did, to have that church restored to us.

    I had a couple other interesting things I have come across not relating to this so I will try to introduce those on an appropriate thread. I've been reading a lot of interesting things lately and trying to incorporate them into my worldview or discard them.

    If anybody wants to crush you for speaking humbly and honestly, that is the spirit of the Antichrist.

  • The Protestant's Dilemma

    04/01/2014 10:51:29 AM PDT · 136 of 191
    Aliska to faithhopecharity
    Thank you for your cordial and thorough summary of beliefs on both sides of the Great Divide which I saved as a quick reference and to reflect on.

    Another way I *might* choose to look at it but not sure I should is that Christ merely coined a new definition of the words. In the context of the Eucharist and "remembrance of me" it is literally the body and blood of Himself as consecrated by the priest (in the OT Paul and the apostles and presbyters) only it looks like bread and wine.

    Many words have multiple meanings in the dictionary.

    The most compelling scriptural way to believe is John 6:66 and the disciples who left horrified because of it. We don't know but what later they rejoined Jesus because they misunderstood (we aren't told everything). But St. Paul warned in Corinthians that before receiving Christians were to examine themselves; i.e., acknowledge, confess, repent of their sins so as not to receive unworthily and that some were sick and had died.

    Then St. Paul said that if they received without recognizing the body, can't remember the result. Point is which body? Body in the "bread that we bless", the body of Christ on the cross, surely not the body of believers.

    So I still lean to the literal interpretation even though I am mindful much is not literal. But maybe it was, hand causes you to sin, cut it off. I don't think I want to go there today ;-)

  • The Protestant's Dilemma

    03/31/2014 8:22:00 PM PDT · 20 of 191
    Aliska to faithhopecharity
    The very heart of the differences is the true meaning of the Eucharist. Some mainline Protestants believe it almost the same as the Catholic doctrine, but other mainliners like Methodists for one and the younger groups like AOG just can't wrap their mind around that it might be something more than symbolic if they even bother with it.

    I started getting into a discussion about it with a friend who talks faster than I do ;-) and she didn't want to hear what I had to say after I informed her that I have issues with the Catholic church but the most basic doctrine is if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord you will be saved. I explained that a Catholic who recites the creed and thinking about the words they are reciting believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths " . . . . we believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, only son of the Father." I got that much out, not sure which creed, not the Apostles but the Athanasian or Nicean.

    With me it's not a case that one side is all wrong and the other side is all right.

    I've been stuck on it for a few years now, I think the bible alone can save if that's all a person has, but it would be good to know the right teaching about the Eucharist and then work on the other areas of misunderstanding. There are many things Catholics believe that are not required for belief, just that over the years, private revelations and experiences become popular, especially by culture.

  • Jeb Bush Giving 2016 'Serious Look'

    03/19/2014 1:58:35 PM PDT · 51 of 156
    Aliska to This Just In

    I found my candidate. Tucker Carlson.

  • Obama national security aides meet to discuss Ukraine

    03/15/2014 6:24:36 PM PDT · 31 of 57
    Aliska to dfwgator

    Some 1994 Budapest Memorandum

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/11/2014 7:02:01 PM PDT · 83 of 86
    Aliska to Amberdawn
    I didn't spend much time on the internet the last few days (sometimes I need a break from it). I have a dr appt coming up, am not looking forward to it, but can ask about the liquid B. My daughter got me some multi-vitamins; I'll look and see what all is in those.

    I got 2 bottles of cod liver oil and then never took it. I don't mind the taste. I was afraid maybe it would intefere with absorbtion of all the many things I have to take.

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/11/2014 6:58:00 PM PDT · 82 of 86
    Aliska to mgist
    Some of what you suggest I can no longer do. Some is doable. I went through that heart stuff when I had a nervous breakdown after my mom died of myocardial infarction. I thought something was the matter with my heart so finally had an EKG. Then I lost my father from the same thing plus other complications 14 years later. That's all been a long time ago now.

    I never had xanax in a drip but I do think it makes depression worse (I have that whether I'm on anything or not), just that there are degrees of it. I have what is called co-morbidity and had to make a choice. I said I can deal with the depression but not the panic attacks.

    I did go off my only psych med for 2 years back in around 2003. I felt kind of like a zombie but kept to my routine and went for a walk almost every day. I couldn't do more that a little over a mile (I'm going to be 73 now). Now well my son committed suicide and i'm messed up for good. I shake so bad I can hardly write checks to pay my bills. My knees are shot. And more. That kind of grief affects your physical health. I don't want to whine about this any more.

    I'm supposed to drink Gatorade or one of those drinks. They're heavy to tote home from the store with everything else but I got 2 big ones today. I don't want to go through a laundry list of what all is wrong with me but i'm really surprised I lived this long with what all I've been through. And I keep busy and am sad but try to stay task oriented, the things I can still do.

    Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/08/2014 8:34:44 PM PST · 76 of 86
    Aliska to Amberdawn
    I should try that. They think the Vitamin D is more important right now; they're little pills and I can get two down per day, just balk at the third one. I am to the point where I have a shoebox of stuff I'm supposed to take and I just can't get it all down every day.

    Thank you for the reminder. Calcium, supposed to take that. Horse pills that could choke one to death. Seriously. I was cutting them in half to get them down. Then I quit taking them because I eat so many dairy products but probably not enough (that's vit D and Calcium).


    03/08/2014 8:28:25 PM PST · 64 of 84
    Aliska to bramps
    you’re pro amnesty huh?

    I can't figure out what is the best thing to do about it because it has festered too long. Blanket amnesty? No. Just because I like their personality or speeches doesn't mean I'll have to pay closer attention as things move along.

    How long can we go along with the status quo? A long time I guess. What's the hurry?

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/08/2014 7:05:43 PM PST · 71 of 86
    Aliska to steve86
    It's good you understand. Most people who have had no experience with them or a friend or family member usually makes things worse. You get to the point that most times you don't think you're going to die but there's something deeper going on. I don't dare take my pulse because I don't seem to have any but am fully conscious.

    Sometimes I wish I'd never walked into a psychiatrist's office. All those drugs over the years I figured some day I'd pay a price. Very few people get well and are completely free of symptoms or meds but a few do.

    My daughter started getting them really bad but she did drugs for years. She quit the things because she knew she was going to kill herself but still gets panic attacks. Xanax seems to work the best for her. But she has gone to the ER; one time they were going to shock her because her heart wouldn't slow down. So she asks her husband for one of her xanax (thank heaven he had some) and that was the end of it. They've also given her nitro.

    That's why I don't like going to the ER. If it's something else, it doesn't matter but a panic attack, they will just make it worse. Or it will be over by the time I see somebody. I only went once to the ER for that a long time ago. They gave me some shot. Then they won't let me drive home. So they call my husband and tell him to come get me. He wouldn't. So I had to take a cab home.

    I forgot about that. I can't say I got better since we got divorced a long time ago now but at least I wasn't captive to his alcoholism and crazy hours and behavior so I got my biorythms on a better track if I don't abuse it by staying up too late which I used to do.

    I wonder what a placebo would do. I'm fed up with all this. There's a lot of things I won't do and it keeps getting worse. I can do elevators and bridges though. But if I get stuck in traffic on a bridge, that would be bad.

    I wish I could help people get over this stuff.

    Yes, the clonazepam helps immensely and I shouldn't have made this so much about me. It's almost epidemic really, variations of this. Well, heroin is bad and I have grandkids to worry about.

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/08/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · 67 of 86
    Aliska to steve86
    Well, back then I didn't pay much attention, just took what they told me, didn't know what class of drugs things were and I took pharmacy for 1 year but didn't like it. I knew valium was a tranquillizer, didn't seem to do much for me.

    In about 2005 or 06, I started getting six awful panic attacks a day for no good reason at all. Couldn't walk them off or anything, just had to wait until they were over in about 1/2 hour.

    Well, before they started giving me xanax, when the worst ones hit around supper time, I would get in my car and start heading for the ER, not intending to actually go in the ER. It worked. They subsided a few blocks from the hospital.

    But the xanax was a problem because you are in an out; it doesn't hold. So they put me on clonazepam. It works a lot better for me but none of that stuff makes me really feel any better otherwise.


    03/08/2014 6:12:19 PM PST · 32 of 84
    Aliska to MeshugeMikey

    Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/08/2014 6:09:43 PM PST · 60 of 86
    Aliska to Kozak

    Alcohol not a problem for me but I took valium in the past, just quit taking it on my own, now on a benzo. The latter worries me some. Even though a low dose and I skip the fourth one per day I’m allowed. The panic attacks can be horrible; that keeps them in check and helps me sleep better at night.

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/08/2014 5:46:01 PM PST · 56 of 86
    Aliska to Kozak
    Actually there was a shortage of morphine about a year ago.

    I suppose that can happen; I didn't know anybody who needed it then.

    Also opiates like heroin do NOT cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

    Didn't know that either. It must be extremely unpleasant to want a fix, I don't know. But you seem to know whereof you speak.

  • Heroin Scourge Overtakes a ‘Quaint’ Vermont Town

    03/08/2014 3:15:19 PM PST · 16 of 86
    Aliska to mgist
    There was no heroin around in the 80's. Media talking heads claim that the problem arose from lack of prescription pain killers. It is, and will always be demand and supply. There is suddenly a huge supply of highly addictive, pure heroin, in our American cities. Why?

    There has been in big cities like New York since before the 80's. Otherwise you are correct that it wasn't available in smaller towns and cities.

    Morphine is a prescription pain killer derived from the same poppy plant that produces heroin. You mean we have a shortage of that and/or it doesn't work?

    I don't know why anyone would willingly want to do heroin unless they want to make money from it. It is totally stupid, make that almost suicidal, to play with highly addictive drugs.

    I've known heroin addicts, more than I would have thought in my lifetime. They say cigarettes are worse for addiction. I don't believe it. I quit 2+ packs a day cold turkey about 3 years ago now, with God's help. Heroin can kill you if you try to quit cold turkey and I think it would be more addictive even though I've never tried any street drugs.

  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 3 - nexttime edition)

    03/03/2014 5:18:02 PM PST · 32 of 99
    Aliska to Chgogal
    Thank you. I'll put them in energy watchlist tomorrow and look at some charts for them. Someone here who is no longer around recommended Holly Energy if it went down to 45. It did but I don't like to blindly follow advice. It's had its ups and downs but could have made me some money if I'd played it right.

    I can't remember the stock code for Holly and don't want to log in to look it up.

    One company I was in paid terrific dividends. It is a fertilizer company, RNF (not sure that's the right code) Renfro Nitrogen Fertilizer, probably is. When I was in, it was at 30 something. Then it started tanking. The dividend still paid but not 11%. Anyway, I got out of that at a loss. Told myself I'd buy back in if it got to 17. Probably did, I don't watch all the time. Today it was 18 something.

    I'm always looking for promising IPO's, too. Made pretty good on 2, SCTY, XONE, and a reit I got out of fast at a small profit. Too many jumped on the first two and I don't play them any more for various reasons.

  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 3 - nexttime edition)

    03/03/2014 2:07:54 PM PST · 29 of 99
    Aliska to expat_panama
    Still sitting on the sidelines. We all have our "big fishes" that got away. I thought that correction wasn't enough and haven't learned how/when to short.

    Here's what I come away with today. I've been looking at Vanguard on Scottrade but want to steer clear of S&P 500 index because of Soros. Emerging markets wouldn't be good now. Last night Bob Brinker practically yelled at a caller, Vanguard whole stock market. That made sense so I look it up. Well Scottrade doesn't have it any ore (I don't think) nor the Wellington fund. So forget that.

    I watched Walgreens go from about 45 to where it was today, 68 something, down a little.

    jc Penney's and Blackberry in play again. I don't want to risk JCP but BBRY I will keep my eye on it, made some on it then got burned.

    Just about everything else looks overvalued. I don't want to spend all my time on stocks but will look into energy stocks. Also, I got more in divideds last year than I got in interest on more than 3X the money on my credit union account.

    Dividends require you to be owner of record on a certain day. Then you can sell. Regardless, I see the overall advantage of dividends, hopefully with a good performer along with it.

    I've been out for awhile and think I've kind of lost the feel of it.

  • The 6 Biggest Myths About Millionaires

    03/01/2014 1:40:40 PM PST · 49 of 51
    Aliska to SAJ
    Nice ta see ya back, Pete!


  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Jan. 6 - Jan. 13 edition)

    02/27/2014 3:31:28 PM PST · 52 of 52
    Aliska to Abigail Adams

    I saw it, am still sitting on the sidelines. Things seem over priced yet the market keeps going up up up after that mini correction.

  • Apple says security flaw could allow hackers to beat iPhone encryption

    02/26/2014 3:20:18 PM PST · 50 of 52
    Aliska to Swordmaker

    Thanks, Swordmaker

  • Apple says security flaw could allow hackers to beat iPhone encryption

    02/25/2014 6:37:35 PM PST · 42 of 52
    Aliska to Swordmaker

    Thanks for the info. Couldn’t find anything for mine, big screen mac, OS X 10.5.8.

  • Media Avoids Commenting on Stoned Appearance of Obama in Olympics Interview

    02/09/2014 10:59:49 AM PST · 5 of 34
    Aliska to CaptainK
    On another thread same subject, I didn't know what to think. Anybody can be made to look dopey if they capture certain frames in video.

    A lot of people are sayin' he's high though. Just sayin'.

  • ‘Is Obama stoned?’: President just not that into Bob Costas interview

    02/08/2014 3:23:46 PM PST · 48 of 49
    Aliska to mojito; sheana
    My attention span with him is bad, can't get past 1/3. I can't really tell, always has lotsa uh's when off teleprompter. But, seriously, I've wondered for quite some time why he always seems to be super energetic. Most people would need some kind of uppers to keep that up.

    So this one, he seems a little lethargic or something.

  • ‘Is Obama stoned?’: President just not that into Bob Costas interview

    02/08/2014 10:36:22 AM PST · 9 of 49
    Aliska to mojito
    The video is here

    He seems to be talking ok for him. The usual self-righteous accomplishments.

  • Does A Parallel Spirit World Exist

    02/05/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · 36 of 44
    Aliska to OneVike
    I've been watching yt videos of NDE's and most of them don't confess Jesus Christ as near as I can tell. So I tell myself to beware. Even though people insist you don't have to worry about "religion".

    Paul said it was not lawful to say what he had seen in the third heaven. These people come back and tell all and write books and it's all very impressive. In the end it's up to God

    When I was really young, like 5 to 7 years, I imagined I was in a universe that intermeshed with another one, like material in that universe couldn't be seen but went right through me. I wasn't taught anything like that, all I knew about religion was the bible lesson in Sunday school.

    Mary Baker Eddy believed like the above; I think she carried it to the point that everything in our universe is an illusion. Well, I don't believe that. Matter is real except it is partly an illusion unless you understand the science of it (which I do as thru a glass darkly, protons, neutrons, electrons but not quarks).

    I would say St. Paul had the same thing as a NDE "caught up". That means he was acted upon by external spiritual force(s). However we don't know who may be deceived in these things. My faith tells me St. Paul was not deceived.

    Some lady was on C2C last night I think it was and claims there are infinite parallel universes (possible) and that our "oversoul" experiences all different things simultaneously (I don't believe that) but it's a choice. I won't know until it's too late for sure but I'm wary of anyone who introduces heterodoxy into the basic gospel of Christ.

  • Dow drops over 200 points after US factory data disappoints

    02/03/2014 9:53:41 AM PST · 31 of 78
    Aliska to rarestia
    Things are dropping really bad. I've been out for about 3 mo. Waiting to see what to do.

    Sat nite Larry Kudlow said the DOW is going to 18,000, thinks the economy is gradually improving.

    Last nite Bob Brinker told a lady who wanted a hedge to buy GLD which is backed in bullion. Not to hold coins. I don't think he, personally, thinks much of hedging in metals.

  • Planned Parenthood Laying off in Iowa, Closing Clinics in Secret

    01/22/2014 12:16:00 PM PST · 27 of 34
    Aliska to Mrs. Don-o
    One has to have his hip checked. Otherwise very healthy and gaining. His mom is so sweet. The other one, grandson is in the Navy, their second child and I don't get to see them very often. But lots of photos flying around.

    I guess we wanted to be provacative. No, one would not want to be pregnant interminably and I don't think baby would like it either.

  • Planned Parenthood Laying off in Iowa, Closing Clinics in Secret

    01/22/2014 10:41:20 AM PST · 17 of 34
    Aliska to MockTurtle

    Thank you for that. That is substantial progress. Kudos to those groups. It takes special kinds of people to put their thoughts, words and prayers into [legal] action.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Do You Know Your State Capitals? ~ 22 January 2014

    01/22/2014 10:26:22 AM PST · 158 of 168
    Aliska to Kathy in Alaska
    And Juneau is correct!

    Yes, it was. It opens a new page when you look for the answers so I found my open page later and looked up the ones I missed.

    I think I missed Tennessee (Chattanooga) and Maryland (Annapolis). The third one I think was Washington State (Olympia).

    Now I have learned another lesson. I always knew there was a difference between capital and capitol (I misspelled it). It is capital for the city and capitol for the building.

    Twenty capitol lashes lol.

  • Planned Parenthood Laying off in Iowa, Closing Clinics in Secret

    01/22/2014 10:16:32 AM PST · 9 of 34
    Aliska to dfwgator
    Yes, all good news. I buried a miraculous medal in the snow before the Bettendorf Clinic was built. I think I had it blessed. That was a lot of years ago now.

    If there is any credit due, it is to God, Our Lady, of course, and the hundreds of people who stood in all weather praying outside, usually the rosary. I wasn't one of those.

    There was a pro family clinic built across the street. They did a lot of reaching out to people seeking to end their pregnancies by abortion. We had two terminations of pregnancies in December, healthy baby boys ;-) My great grandchildren.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Do You Know Your State Capitals? ~ 22 January 2014

    01/21/2014 6:29:40 PM PST · 34 of 168
    Aliska to yarddog

    I think TN and Washington state. Can’t think of the other one. Oh maybe Alaska. I know I put Juneau for that.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Do You Know Your State Capitals? ~ 22 January 2014

    01/21/2014 6:20:52 PM PST · 25 of 168
    Aliska to SkyDancer


  • FReeper Canteen ~ Do You Know Your State Capitals? ~ 22 January 2014

    01/21/2014 6:19:38 PM PST · 22 of 168
    Aliska to yarddog
    I'm back.

    I got 17. At one time I knew them all. I don’t even know which ones I missed.

    Same here. Said I have a good memory but 17 hoping for better. I went through real fast hoping the subconscious would kick in.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Do You Know Your State Capitals? ~ 22 January 2014

    01/21/2014 6:13:42 PM PST · 17 of 168
    Aliska to Kathy in Alaska

    My father made my sister and me in lower grade school memorize and recite all the states and know their capitols. I’ll be back no doubt humbled lol.

  • Famed Exorcist Comes to Miami, Puts Santeria on Blast

    01/21/2014 6:12:00 PM PST · 9 of 10
    Aliska to livius

    I should have said the general substance. Comparing it to the Spanish Inquisition (which was real but had more to do with heresy I think and I don’t want to go back there) was not valid, won’t peruse the article for more ignorant ranting.

  • Famed Exorcist Comes to Miami, Puts Santeria on Blast

    01/21/2014 6:08:12 PM PST · 8 of 10
    Aliska to livius

    I don’t think the ignoramus who wrote that (the substance of the rest of it right on and I liked your comment, agreed) would dare say the Jews invented Satan!

  • Famed Exorcist Comes to Miami, Puts Santeria on Blast

    01/21/2014 3:59:19 PM PST · 4 of 10
    Aliska to nickcarraway
    shoehorning the concept of Satan -- a Catholic invention

    That is a lie.

    I don't recall anything about Eastern Orthodoxy and demonism although I think Rasputin was possessed, probably many others.

    It's a subject that can make you sick to your stomach. What is so frustrating is that it takes so much power and sometimes many months to get the demons out. From my impression of scripture, Jesus cast them out easily, even the one the disciples couldn't. He did say that kind did not come out except by prayer and fasting.

    In the latter case, I believe it was a child or young person who fell on the ground in convulsions which sounds like epilepsy now. Who is to say seizures, at least some, can't be caused by demons?