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  • Q Anon: (5/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/26/2018 8:08:03 PM PDT · 897 of 904
    greeneyes to blu

    Good thinking.

  • Q Anon: (5/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/26/2018 8:07:23 PM PDT · 896 of 904
    greeneyes to meyer

    Well, I was semi prepared just because I had reviewed the market and couldn’t find a single stock that wasn’t over priced. Went ahead in 2007 and liquidated half of my IRA portfolio, and parked it in treasury.

    2 weeks later, I bought some cheap bank stocks, and Ford Motor Company @ 3 bucks a share. Didn’t invest anywhere near the amount I had liquidated. Bought some silver, but mostly just hung on to the liquidity in order to pay off the Home Equity loan.

  • Q Anon: (5/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/26/2018 7:59:52 PM PDT · 893 of 904
    greeneyes to Melian

    Level 9. I object to 60% being hidden. Those numbers should be reversed. 40% hidden at MOST.

  • Q Anon: (5/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/26/2018 7:57:01 PM PDT · 891 of 904
    greeneyes to stylin19a

    LOL. That was funny!!! I about spewed coffee everywhere.

  • Q Anon: (5/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/26/2018 7:17:58 PM PDT · 867 of 904
    greeneyes to Bigg Red

    Isn’t praying medic still on threadreader app? That’s where I used to read his posts. Haven’t checked recently, as I have been off computer too much to follow much more than this thread.

  • Q Anon: (5/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/26/2018 7:12:28 PM PDT · 865 of 904
    greeneyes to Unrepentant VN Vet

    That’s what I was thinking too. It won’t happen until closer to election time, if they decide to do it. I really thought that 2008 crash was manipulated too.


    05/26/2018 6:18:52 PM PDT · 89 of 106
    greeneyes to metmom

    Most likely. I have some plants that get yellow over the winter, but when moved out side the new growth is greener.


    05/26/2018 6:16:52 PM PDT · 88 of 106
    greeneyes to Diana in Wisconsin

    looks good to me.


    05/26/2018 5:41:29 PM PDT · 86 of 106
    greeneyes to SaveFerris

    No - NOT - moving. Selling the property that I inherited way back in mid - 80s. Delayed sale due to step grand dad needing a place to live, father maybe needing a place to live, and potential for moving there upon retirement.

    Not happening - all we have left there are nieces and nephews. Our kids and their kids are here. So we sell and pay off rest of our debt here. Great big relief all around.

    Sounds like you have a good start and some interesting things to look forward to.


    05/26/2018 5:36:08 PM PDT · 85 of 106
    greeneyes to Yaelle; tubebender; Tilted Irish Kilt; Diana in Wisconsin

    But the two brandywine, my personal favorite tomato, are both turning completely yellow. They are in the same area as the others, they are not next to each other, but just THIS variety has yellowing leaves, it started on the lower leaves but now it’s all the way up.
    I’m not sure what that is, I’m pinging additional help, but they might already have seen this. My sister told me to be sure to take off all yellowing leaves when I started gardening, but she didn’t know what caused it.

    I’ve never looked it up, because it wasn’t an issue. I am guessing that they need to be fed a good balanced fertilizer and maybe some addition P & K, if they are indeterminate.

    Diana, tubebender, and TIK, including you on this ping to maybe help yaelle. Thanks.


    05/26/2018 5:29:52 PM PDT · 84 of 106
    greeneyes to metmom

    We have more than I can handle come in all at once - not just tomatoes. Drives me nuts. I have to process every day, but I can’t stand for more than about 15 minutes before I have to get off my feet. So it takes so long, I won’t do more than one canning batch per day.


    05/26/2018 5:27:11 PM PDT · 83 of 106
    greeneyes to CottonBall

    I’m going to experiment with using the crockpot for sauce this year.


    05/26/2018 5:26:16 PM PDT · 81 of 106
    greeneyes to CottonBall

    We tend to have a lot of bottom rung lay abouts and some really outstanding hard workers - not much in the middle.


    05/26/2018 5:24:06 PM PDT · 79 of 106
    greeneyes to CottonBall

    Yes, the town is only 3 thousand people - same size that I grew up in. Main difference is the consolidated school district takes in so many surrounding communities that the school is large - more kids in school than in the town.

    My school had 600 people total. LOL Anyway, it is a designated poverty area, and not much industry, so population isn’t growing. The county itself doesn’t have a big population either.

    It’s about 75 miles south of St. Louis. Many people drive to the city to work, but come home to the country at night.
    If shtf, it’s still too close to the city, but at least we’ll have some time to fortify before the yutes come our way.


    05/26/2018 11:19:41 AM PDT · 49 of 106
    greeneyes to metmom

    Yes, we had the same thing BAM the heat is on. Nights thankfully are still cooler and comfortable.

    I can’t imagine having to can that many tomatoes! Last time I had a lot, I canned a couple of batches, and froze the rest.
    Pretty easy to thaw a bit and turn into sauce or whatever.

    Just take them and chunk them up and put into a pot of chili or soup works too.


    05/26/2018 11:13:22 AM PDT · 48 of 106
    greeneyes to ApplegateRanch

    LOL. I get that not on purpose statement. My grandmother’s jelly was always less firm the grocery store jelly - she just used sugar and a few less than ripe berries in each batch-no sure jell or anything.

    I prefer it that way - spreads easily. My favorite when staying with her though was the sorghum molasses. Granny made bread every Saturday for the whole week. I would take molasses and mix it with homemade butter, and spread it on a slice of homemade bread.

    Drink a glass of raw cow’s milk-cold glass from the freezer. Best snack/treat in the world. LOL


    05/26/2018 11:06:52 AM PDT · 47 of 106
    greeneyes to MomwithHope


  • Updated Privacy Laws

    05/26/2018 11:06:28 AM PDT · 42 of 42
    greeneyes to marktwain

    Agreed, except, my understanding was that the US Companies were doing the restricting/banning views - not the EU banning the views.

    I’d like a little more privacy myself. Just because I might sign up for Facebook, or use google or some other search engine, doesn’t mean that I want them to track everything I’m doing elsewhere.


    05/26/2018 10:59:25 AM PDT · 44 of 106
    greeneyes to Ciexyz

    The house is one I inherited from my grandmother, and the rest is land that I purchased adjunct to the home from her estate. My job was to make sure that the home was available to her husband till his death as specified in the will.

    We had intended to move back to that area when we retired, and kept the property for that event. My Dad had a reverse mortgage which wound up taking his home after he had a stroke. So we kept it in case he recovered sufficiently to go back to the area.

    Now that we know for sure we are not going to live there, because all our children and their children are here - except oldest daughter, we have decided to stay here.

    The property is within the city limits of Springfield on 1.7 acres which is roughly 6 lots. Across the street used to be a pasture with cattle - it is now a subdivision that was built in the late 1990s.

    Some of the lots can be rezoned commercial, but it really would be worth a lot more down the road. Still, I calculate a 9% annual return - so it was a good investment all things considered.

    Just keeping fingers crossed that no glitches happen and we do get to settle within the 10 day time frame. It is a relief. We are no longer able to go in often enough to maintain it properly, so it has been a big worry to me.

    We do have quite a bit of Dad’s furniture left to move out, but most of the personal stuff has already been sorted through when he moved in with us here to recover. Most of his furniture will be given to the kids and grand kids.

    Weather is hot here too. Sunny today, so maybe the ground will dry out for transplanting the few remaining plants this weekend.


    05/26/2018 10:38:05 AM PDT · 43 of 106
    greeneyes to CottonBall

    HaHa. We have something here called THE FORUM, for the town and surrounding area. You can go on there and read all the local gossip, and/or post a notice for help wanted.

    We also used to have a program on the radio called swap shop. Items for trade, barter, or sale. So could get something like that on the radio for free.

    Moving from the free to the local weekly paper all sorts of non-classified ads for people to work, or often youngsters wanting to mow yards etc. and numbers to call. So we used to look at those, and then check with a couple of teachers to see how responsible the kids were.

    I do know, however, that kids the days are more likely to be playing games and texting on smart phones than moving anything other than their thumbs. LOL It’s a weird world compared to my teenage years.