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Posts by jacquej

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  • Pennsylvania Republican Vows to Hit Sanctuary Campuses Where It Hurts

    01/02/2017 9:42:31 AM PST · 22 of 63
    jacquej to marktwain

    Don’t forget Grove City in Pennsylvania. As far as I know, only Grove City and Hillsdale refused federal dollars... and both are good small colleges.

    My daughter went to Grove City, and couldn’t use any of the state and federal scholarships she had earned, because of the college’s refusal.

  • Times Square to be sealed off by dozens of garbage trucks for New Year's Eve

    12/31/2016 7:50:48 AM PST · 26 of 35
    jacquej to YummiBox

    When I first heard about this, I wondered who was going to protect these trucks (and drivers, if they are in them).

    Hope there is more protection than we are being told.

  • Erie Insurance plans $135 million expansion, 600 new jobs (PA)

    12/29/2016 9:59:01 PM PST · 12 of 14
    jacquej to Major Matt Mason

    You are right. Buffalo is in Erie County, just to the northeast of Chautauqua County, the latter bordering on Erie PA.

    Snow belt territory, all.

  • Erie Insurance plans $135 million expansion, 600 new jobs (PA)

    12/29/2016 8:54:02 PM PST · 9 of 14
    jacquej to 2ndDivisionVet

    As a former Chautauqua County NYS resident, I think the headline needs to be revised. The headquarters is actually in Erie, PA according to the article.

    So Erie, PA is actually going to get the new jobs, not NYS. I am glad the jobs are coming anyway, since many WNY folks live close enough to Erie to commute, if they are dumb enough to pay NY taxes, instead of lower PA taxes.

  • Missouri Department of Transportation not deicing Interstate highways - what's up?

    12/16/2016 7:22:00 PM PST · 24 of 51
    jacquej to old-ager

    Up here in Minnesota, the salt trucks tell us that the salt will not work when temps are below a certain point (15 degrees?). Maybe they salted, but your temps are too low?

    Also, something called “black ice” can form when there is a light dusting of snow on a highway. Tires going over the snow at high speed will melt the snow, which promptly freezes into a thin sheet of invisible ice. And then more light snow comes down on it, covering it up in case anyone has eyes sharp enough to notice it without the glaze of snow over it.

    As I keyboard this, the snow plow is out plowing the parking lot and driveway. The stuff he is piling up won’t melt until the end of May!

    Cheer up, things could be worse. We are supposed to be -35 this weekend.

  • Rosie O'Donnell apologizes to Melania Trump for autism speculation

    12/01/2016 3:55:11 PM PST · 24 of 38
    jacquej to generally

    Maybe her lawyers told her she had better apologize, pronto, or she was gonna lose a boatload of money? Just speculation on my part, of course.

  • Trump To Meet With Petraeus Amid Secretary Of State Rumors

    11/28/2016 7:21:54 AM PST · 27 of 89
    jacquej to silverleaf

    I just woke up, no coffee yet.

    My first thought when seeing this - brilliant chess move by Trump. Wait for the press to all jump on this rumor with shock and consternation about Petraeus mishandling classified info.... or will they just squirm uncomfortably on their couches?

    Talk about trolling, somebody is very good at it!

  • New Report Prompts Call for Democrats to Halt Transfer of Power to Trump Before Dec. 13 Deadline

    11/22/2016 9:20:55 PM PST · 37 of 77
    jacquej to 2ndDivisionVet; All

    Be kind - I am a “seasoned citizen” and am very fuzzy on just exactly who/what is “alt-right”.

    Without my knowledge, could I be one of them, if I am not working my play-dough in pretty little shapes, or coloring within the lines of the media approved PC coloring book?

    I feel so lost, and just can’t keep up all the new labels applied every week to us disgusting deplorables, so help a poor granny get a clue, and thanks in advance!

    I really do want to keep up with the young’uns on Turkey day, for I am sure the topic will come up. How do I defend myself if they call me that?

  • Vince Neil: 'Uninvited' to Donald Trump's Inauguration

    11/19/2016 9:14:39 AM PST · 53 of 63
    jacquej to Safetgiver

    You and I are among the clues on pop musicians.

  • Vince Neil: 'Uninvited' to Donald Trump's Inauguration

    11/19/2016 7:34:41 AM PST · 3 of 63
    jacquej to RummyChick

    Ummm - who is Vince Neil? Someone I should know?

  • Michael Flynn, Trump's reported pick for national security advisor, sat in on intel briefings

    11/17/2016 8:33:56 PM PST · 16 of 53
    jacquej to Red Steel; All

    First they went after Bannon, now they are boring down hard on Flynn. I have no idea whether these accusations are valid or not.

    There comes a time when we have to just wait, see, and not react to every squirrel running across our lawn.

    If there is a problem with Flynn, I am sure Trump will sort it out. He is one of the sharper knives in the USA drawer, right?

  • Huma breaks down and weeps openly as she returns to campaign headquarters

    11/11/2016 9:57:39 AM PST · 38 of 111
    jacquej to clintonh8r

    That was my very first thought when I saw that photo!

  • Larry Schweikart, FR's "LS", should take a bow.

    11/09/2016 6:39:49 AM PST · 16 of 137
    jacquej to Lazamataz

    I join you in thanking LS. I had no idea who he was, and am glad to have a chance to let him know how much I appreciate his mails and posts.

    God Bless him and keep him.

  • Spiritual Warfare: Why Is "Fasting" Omitted In Some Bible Translations?

    11/06/2016 5:54:20 PM PST · 25 of 54
    jacquej to Sontagged

    I love mine too, and am so worried that I am wearing it out. A few pages have come loose, and I do not want any other bible, even though I know that is wrong.

    When my first born died unexpectedly at 21 years old, I went to my Jerusalem Bible, in tears, and randomly opened it to a page, hoping for an answer.

    It opened up to Job’s final answer to God. I believe God spoke to me that day, through Job.

  • FBI Director Comey says agency won’t recommend charges over Clinton email

    11/06/2016 2:19:46 PM PST · 399 of 586
    jacquej to rightwingintelligentsia

    I am listening to Fox Business, and it wasn’t what I heard - just the opposite, in fact.

    He is still very troubled by all of her legal problems, and doesn’t plan to vote for her.

  • The Problem With Male Birth Control Is Not That Men Are Wusses

    11/05/2016 4:50:57 PM PDT · 13 of 25
    jacquej to Tax-chick

    not only that, but some women taking birth control pills find that these seriously interfere with their desire for sex, and their ability to achieve orgasm.

    These hormones are not worth the havoc they play with a healthy body.

  • Important Note – Clear Your Cookies and Browser Cache Frequently…

    11/03/2016 11:08:30 AM PDT · 20 of 43
    jacquej to Swordmaker

    Thanks, Swordmaker, for pinging our fellow pc users to the problem.

    While I haven’t noticed any problems with my macs operation, I got the impression from reading the posts on CTH that there is a possibility that Macs weren’t immune from spreading the malware, so I decided to clean my Mac anyway.

    If I understood what they were talking about, it spreads via the website you browse, or something, and makes them act up. Sword maker can give a much better explanation of how it works than I can.

    So many of my good friends (in real life, and here on FR) use PCs, and we love them all, so anything we can do to help stop this nonsense really matters. It is a bit of a pain to have to clean daily, but it is worth it if we keep our friends safe!

  • Hillary Clinton - Why She Can't Think [Dr. Ted Noel]

    11/02/2016 9:25:09 AM PDT · 22 of 22
    jacquej to palmer

    My husband never had visible tremors, nor did he have dyskinesia from the carbo/levo. I was very careful, however to time his meds carefully at least an hour before meals and two hours after. He did have freezing episodes, causing falls.

    This was a challenge when he was taking 5 doses spread out over the day, from very early am into the evening. Any little infection or even extreme constipation would cause a Parkinson’s crisis, where he absolutely couldn’t move any of his muscles.

    He had several of these requiring hospital stays in a stryker room. One caused by constipation, and the second one took the docs 3 days to figure out. It was caused by a very small patch of cellulitis on his calf. Each of these required 3 weeks in rehab to get him back to his “normal”.

    I do not know whether Hillary has Parkinson’s or not. Just wanted to let you know that each Parkinson’s patient has different manifestations of the disease, and no two are exactly the same.

  • Hillary Clinton - Why She Can't Think [Dr. Ted Noel]

    11/01/2016 7:44:22 PM PDT · 13 of 22
    jacquej to palmer

    Palmer, my husband died from Parkinson’s after 8 - 10 years, and several people in my senior facility are presently struggling with it.

    No two Parkinson’s sufferers have exactly the same symptoms. They are not all like Michael J. Fox. My husband’s symptoms were (from outward appearance) somewhat like Hillary’s, particularly the freeze-fall she experienced on Sept. 11th.

    If you had met my husband a year and a half before he died, you would not have recognized him as having Parkinson’s if you had not known him before he got it.

    Parkinson’s can progress very quickly once it starts affecting the autonomic nervous system. With my husband, the first 6-8 years were not too bad, but the last 2 years were horrible, particularly his mental decline. I was his sole caregiver, and it is not an easy task.

  • Steve Pieczenik YouTube : "The Clinton Pedophilia Connection"

    11/01/2016 2:50:34 PM PDT · 16 of 160
    jacquej to jacquej

    bookmark for later.

  • Huma lawyers up: Abedin sends her lawyers to meet the FBI (tur)

    10/30/2016 1:45:44 PM PDT · 114 of 124
    jacquej to Mazey

    Good find. Will have to watch this!

  • FBI Agents See Director Comey As A ‘Dirty Cop,’ Says Former U.S. Attorney

    10/16/2016 8:45:27 AM PDT · 28 of 104
    jacquej to dp0622

    I wonder if those in the FBI, who are disgusted, and have some knowledge of wrongdoing by Comey...

    could go to an honest lawyer (who can notarize statements) and sign a petition/statement anonymously, like with an “X”, while the attorney/notary swears that he has examined their credentials, and affirms that they are in a position to state the truth.

    Would be one way to “whistle blow” without revealing their individual identities.

    Or is that impossible because of our right to face our accusers?

  • Profile in Cowardice: Republican Establishment Flees Trump over 2005 Comments

    10/09/2016 3:00:12 PM PDT · 39 of 82
    jacquej to nhwingut

    Good for you! I sent an angry twitter to her saying something similar. Also sent the same to Priebus, Ryan, and anyone else on the list.

    Sent supporting messages to Trump and Pence.

  • Inside The White Vote: Ethnic Germans And Italians Love Trump, Poll Finds

    10/09/2016 2:53:04 PM PDT · 19 of 36
    jacquej to 2ndDivisionVet

    I must be mistaken about my heritage. I am Scots, Welsh, English on all sides.

    And am a direct descendant, along with a whole bunch of others, of John and Priscilla Alden on my paternal grandmother’s side.

    But, I did marry an Italian, so maybe caught it from him. /s

  • Pence tells donors he's sticking with Trump

    10/09/2016 2:01:42 PM PDT · 50 of 60
    jacquej to HarleyLady27

    I just sent a thank you to Pence’s twitter account, and a longer email to his address.

    I sent nasty grams to the usual turncoats yesterday, and supportive messages to Trump.

    I suggest we all do the same, to let them know we are fed up with this dirt-slinging.

    I cannot wrap my head around these so-called republicans who get so upset over guy banter, and I hate their refusal to support us voters. They care more about their lobbyists, pacs, and “seats” than our country - that they would try to hand the election to Hillary, and ruin my grandchildren’s lives.

  • Billy Bush under fire over vulgar Trump tape

    10/07/2016 5:12:16 PM PDT · 186 of 324
    jacquej to rodguy911

    Hmm... not sure I am qualified to offer Trump any advice.

    But, my general rule of thumb is that it is best to stay out of the mud.

    So if he can keep his cool, he should rise above all of this, focus on the serious issues we face, and let his campaign spokespersons, and his friends take on the Bimbo eruptions/Lolita Express/rape/ and Carlos Danger in the flesh behavior.

    That’s what friends are for!

  • Billy Bush under fire over vulgar Trump tape

    10/07/2016 5:02:07 PM PDT · 157 of 324
    jacquej to Snark

    I didn’t get that Trump actually did that, just that he engaged in salty talk about it.

    When I was much younger, and on the road as a sales rep for my company, I has similar stuff said by purchasing agents to my face, in front of a roomful of men. I just ignored it, seeing it as insecure men showing off to each other.

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if we had tapes of some hidden microphone tapes of JFK, Teddy, Lyndon Johnson, and dear old billy jeff?

    Guys have talked about the attributes of women, their various parts and curves since time began - My husband was a true gentleman, and would never have engaged in such cheap banter, but there aren’t many like him out there.

  • Billy Bush under fire over vulgar Trump tape

    10/07/2016 4:13:33 PM PDT · 61 of 324
    jacquej to Snark

    I am a very prim and proper 72 yr old woman, of fine breeding. If you think we women do not know that men talk like that in the locker room, and in all guy groups, you are very naive.

    We have known boys to talk like this since we were teens, and mostly it is to show off to each other - like gorillas smacking their chests, to show that they are “manly”

    I think it is a ridiculous news story, and damages only the newsies and networks that are in all out “clutching pearls mode before they take to their fainting couches”.

    And, in the meantime, who has actually done the raping? Not just engaged in guy yakking.

    Of course, you, dear snark, have never engaged in such banter?

  • Hillary Clinton to make "Dramatic Statement"--Soon.

    09/14/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · 105 of 160
    jacquej to normbal

    Interesting drug - says one of the undesirable side effect is seizures?

    Why would this doc prescribe that to her?

  • ***Hillary Has Stage 3 Parkinson's, multiple sources***

    09/13/2016 6:15:51 PM PDT · 79 of 122
    jacquej to bigbob

    not all Parkinson’s patients have tremors. My husband only had a small armor in his left pinky at the very beginning of his struggle, and it only showed when his hand was at rest.

    The predominant symptom was muscles that wouldn’t “work” right. He couldn’t get up from a chair, for example, in the middle stages of the disease, and was subject to falling and freezing. His legs just wouldn’t respond to messages from his brain.

    Stress was very much involved in triggering these, and he also had major problems regulating his body temperature. Heat was the worst!

    If H does have Parkinson’s, we have to worry about much more than her physical symptoms - we have to worry about Parkinson’s dementia or Lewy Body disease, which can render her totally unable to make complex decisions, and would severely affect her decision -making.

    If she has it, that is. We will have to wait it out before we really know.

  • Republican state representative claims that Clinton has Parkinson's disease [tr]

    09/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · 53 of 55
    jacquej to WENDLE

    Thanks for your note, Wendle, and for sharing your experience with your Dad. I know how you feel about even typing about it, for it brings back so many painful emotions that we all endured during the downhill slide of this terrible disease.

    You are right that it affects people so differently, and my husband also had the non-tremor type of Parkinson’s.

    I do not respect Hillary Clinton in any way, but wouldn’t wish Parkinson’s on her, or anyone. Lewy Body disease is even worse, and that also has to be considered as a potential diagnosis, even though it cannot be accurately determined until after death.

    Whether it is Parkinson’s or not, only a neurologist is qualified to determine that. It could also be related to her stroke - and again, we will have to wait and see how things develop.

  • Republican state representative claims that Clinton has Parkinson's disease [tr]

    09/12/2016 8:27:48 PM PDT · 41 of 55
    jacquej to WENDLE

    Wendell, I was the sole caregiver to my beloved husband before Parkinson’s took him from life.

    He had several episodes when he lost complete control of his muscles, and needed several strong men to get him up from a complete collapse. He would have totally rigid muscles at times, and couldn’t get up from a chair without help.

    I had to call the EMTs twice when he was unable to move, but he never lost consciousness. His body just wouldn’t get signals from his brain, and it was so distressing for this brilliant man to be unable to move.

    He also hated my constant request that he keep drinking water to keep hydrated. He insisted that he wasn’t thirsty, and that he couldn’t drink more than a sip or two of water.

    Hillary shows many of the symptoms that I noticed in my husband, bur I am not qualified to diagnose her. I hope that isn’t what her underlying health issue is, but it is must be more than we are being told.

    She didn’t stumble off that curb. She wasn’t in control of her muscles, and seemed to my eye to be having an episode of total loss of muscular control.

    My husband also has major problems with feeling either way too hot or way too cold, in spite of a normal room temperature. He could be burning up in a cool room, or freezing in a warm room. His Parkinson’s affected his autonomic nervous system as well has his ability to move.

    I feel sorry for those who are around her, and have to manage her symptoms. If she has the beginnings of Parkinson’s dementia, she may be losing executive function, but only a loved one close to her would recognize this.

    It could explain her poor judgement in her calling half of those who support Trump “deplorable”. Those with Parkinson’s dementia can be very emphatic, and appear logical to those who do not know them well, but they make very poor decisions about reality, as they slowly lose all executive function.

    They seem lucid, can give apparently reasonable explanations for inexplicable behavior, and can rise to the occasion when required, fooling those around them to think they are “just fine”, and it is those around them who just do not understand , or who have let them down in accomplishing some goal.

    It all depends on what portion of the brain is being affected the most. Rationalizing with the better parts of the brain can cover a lot of the faltering parts of the brain, sadly.

  • FIrst Aid: Fainting

    09/12/2016 12:36:25 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    jacquej to MNDude

    This is a bit hard for me to write, since I was the sole caregiver to my late husband throughout his battle with Parkinson’s.

    Most do not realize how critical it is to keep a strict eating schedule with the meds (L-Dopa, particularly). They should be taken at least 1 hour before eating, and 2 hours after eating, to be sure they are properly absorbed into the system.

    If these are not absorbed, there will be a flare up of the symptoms.

    Also, the slightest infection can interfere with the body’s ability to utilize the meds. Even a bad case of constipation, common in Parkinson’s, can wreak havoc, as it did in my husband, causing loss of muscular control/inability to walk or move.

    I have no idea whether HRC has Parkinson’s or something else with similar symptoms. But, the possibility of Lew Body disease cannot be ruled out either, which is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s, as it has some similar symptoms, but also causes a type of dementia that is progressive.

    None of us can know for sure if PD is the cause of her problems, but since it is a progressive disease, we will eventually figure it out.

  • DFL lawsuit to get Donald Trump off Minnesota ballot

    09/11/2016 7:16:08 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    jacquej to Redmen4ever; All

    as a “deplorable” Minnesota voter, will I be able to write him in if the lawsuit is successful?

    That said, I have only lived in MN for 5 years, and find the “polyticks” here very confusing. But, from what little I know, I have to wonder if those at the top of the leftist party are very worried about losing the vote of those up in the northern part of the state, where the mining industry is essential.

    Then I wonder about how Jesse Ventura took the state way back before I arrived here, and consider the possibility that the DFL is worried about something similar happening in November.

    Maybe, maybe not, but it does seem peculiar for such a solid blue state, controlled by dems to be trying to get Trump (may his name be praised) off the ticket by a legal technicality. They must be afraid of something?

  • Anyone for protein-rich insects and seaweed snacks?

    09/01/2016 7:31:54 PM PDT · 14 of 33
    jacquej to 2ndDivisionVet

    All they have to do is write a fantastic new diet book, promising rapid and substantial weight loss, and get a few Hollywood types to praise it to the hills.

    They would have, of course, a new powdered version of bugs and seaweed, and would make a small fortune in no time.

  • Hillary Clinton receives first intelligence briefing in New York

    08/28/2016 5:38:16 PM PDT · 26 of 35
    jacquej to ThunderSleeps

    Did it help?

    She is in sore need of some intelligence, in my humble opinion.

  • GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot

    08/24/2016 8:34:18 PM PDT · 39 of 84
    jacquej to BigEdLB

    I just sent an email to my congress critter (Eric Paulsen), indicating my disgust at this situation, if true.

    I also indicated to him that if he did not announce his support for Donald Trump, he would not receive my vote. I think he is in a close race, so maybe it will help.

    Any Minnesotans reading this thread should get in gear, and raise holy heck. What is going on here?

    It looks like we not only have to save the USA as we once knew and loved it - we now have to try to save Minnesota, particularly the twin cities from going the way of Detroit. And, yes, the DFL (democrats) “ruling” here are so far behind the curve that they do not know that they are dooming this once great state to eventual bankruptcy.

  • Trump Cancels Major Campaign Events in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon.

    08/22/2016 8:58:31 PM PDT · 17 of 106
    jacquej to WENDLE; All

    I don’t think he has to even go there (amnesty).

    All he has to do is strong-arm Congress to go along with the immediate cessation of all tax-payer funded benefits (rent, food stamps, health coverage, etc) to any illegal immigrant/family, and they will all self -deport in a NY minute.

    Getting Congress to gp along with that is the sticky wicket. So, get your calling list of congressional/senators on speed dial, friends.

    Seriously, why should we pay all these benefits to refugees from Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Cuba, not to mention Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Pock-ee-stahn, Somalia, etc...?

  • Rio police: A security guard did point a gun at US swimmers but there was no robbery

    08/18/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    jacquej to pioneerstakethearrows

    and, add the complication of possible language barrier?

    I am not impressed with the Brazilian press conference, and think this is all a bunch of gorilla dust.

  • Queens imam & his asst shot to death by gunman in attack local Muslims blame on Donald Trump (trunc)

    08/13/2016 6:59:15 PM PDT · 50 of 74
    jacquej to MNDude

    I am wondering about the same motive.

    There are a lot of people walking around who are struggling with the breakdown of our society and culture.These could so easily be set off by the actions of “radicalized muslims”.

    None of those in our government seem to care about the inevitable consequences of some of our citizens becoming fed up, and reacting with equal violence.

    It really is something the “resident muslims” should be warned about, that the actions of the jihadists could cause people to seek an “eye for an eye”, because our country is free, and the “rule of law” they count on to protect them is becoming unraveled from the top.

    Muslims cannot whine about Islamaphobia when their fellow believers take the lives of our citizens, and expect our government, which they do not recognize as superior the that of Islam, to protect them from those Americans they have offended.

    They have picked a very dangerous time to try to infiltrate the USA, unless they want to turn from Sharia, Islam, and Mohammed’s 7th century rules.

    Instead, they should give up the burqua, female genital mutilation, allegiance to “Allah”, wife-beating, honor killing, and those silly beards.

    They should understand and accept that they are expected to assimilate, swear upon the Bible, not get all offended by dogs, pork, and alcohol, and forget their expectation that we will put up with their demands to pray to Allah five times a day, even while at work.

    No more calls to prayer blasting all over the local neighborhoods, either. They can get text messages like the rest of us, so as not to disturb our neighbors.

    We must do our part, to demand that our elected local, state, and national leaders man up and tell that that they have decided to immigrate here, and that comes with consequences, such as adapting to our laws, customs, and culture.

    If they do not wish to do this, they have no right to whine, and they can always migrate back to an Islamic country, where they will not have to suffer the wicked ways of us infidels.

  • My Dog is Dying - Lymphoma

    08/13/2016 12:39:45 PM PDT · 98 of 186
    jacquej to goodnesswins; SamAdams76

    I feed Darwin’s too, and can’t say enough about the quality of the food, which comes frozen. They ship to me every 8 weeks, and for my li’l dog, it all fits on the top shelf of my freezer. All I do is thaw an 8 ounce package every other day and out it in the dish. No grains, no carbs, just good meat and a few veggies.

    Here is the website

  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 5:30:58 PM PDT · 34 of 63
    jacquej to 101viking

    I will never forget walking into one of our condo projects during the painting stage. In the entrance lobby, the walls had little 1” spots of masking tape all over. It looked like a flock of moths were stuck on the walls.

    I asked a nearby guy - “what goes there, pointing to the tape bit. He didn’t know who I was, and answered with disgust.

    “That damn architect comes in here in the early morning, then again at night and looks at the paint job from all directions, then marks the spots we missed. What an a$$hole - we are gonna be over our bid on this!”

    The contractors forget that the clients who are paying for the building hire the architects and engineers for a reason -To get their money’s worth, and not to be cheated by sub-standard work, not to mention staying in compliance with all the building codes.

  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 4:45:24 PM PDT · 8 of 63
    jacquej to SoFloFreeper

    As the wife of a construction project manager/architect, we often held up payment on bills submitted by contractors when they had overbilled for work not completed, or when they had not completed the “punch lists”.

    Punch lists were generated throughout the projects for work that was not completed properly, such as painting contractors who had missed spots or areas, and had to come back and paint what they had missed.

    Sometimes, contractors will substitute cheaper materials than those specified in the building specifications. This could also be a cause for payments being held up or denied.

    Sometimes, building inspectors could refuse to sign off on a project and withhold a permit to open the building until certain corrections were made.

    There are always disputes between architects, engineers, and construction managers and the contractors who have signed a contract to do the work as specified. Nothing unusual here, goes on in almost every project.

  • Florida Now Spraying Neurotoxic Pesticide Banned in Other Countries to Combat Zika

    08/07/2016 7:23:46 PM PDT · 46 of 49
    jacquej to Organic Panic; All

    Since Fox News is having a special on it at the moment, I decided to do a search to see if there is a link between pesticides and microencephelopathogy.

    Look what I found!

    Of course, I have no medical training, and didn’t even stay in a famous motel last night, but thought it might add some interest for the conversation.


    08/02/2016 1:42:28 PM PDT · 38 of 50
    jacquej to Keen-Minded

    Is that Eastern Time Zone? We should coordinate our prayers to our own time zones!

  • Attack of the Globalists: Magazine Owned By Hillary Mega-Backer Urges Republicans To Vote Clinton

    07/31/2016 5:57:54 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    jacquej to OddLane

    glossy toilet paper smears stuff all over- don’t use it!

  • Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

    07/31/2016 4:11:23 PM PDT · 4 of 43
    jacquej to blueunicorn6


    There will be a hefty tax on every robot used, just wait!

  • Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC

    07/22/2016 5:32:41 PM PDT · 35 of 79
    jacquej to waterhill

    I am not sure that the Amish don’t vote. There are differences between Amish communities, with some being much more stringent than others.

    When Ross Perot was running, my husband was the head of our county’s Perot campaign.

    Much to our surprise, at one county wide meeting, all these Amish men, with very serious faces, filed in to listen to the presentation. They rode buggies from quite a distance, too.

    Just an interesting anecdote for you all, and please know that the communities keep in close touch with one another via snail mail newsletters, and discuss a lot of these subjects.

  • Carson: Trump children grew up with the 'disadvantage' of wealth

    07/22/2016 2:12:00 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    jacquej to YoungCurmudgeon

    Thank you for the reference - I am going to look it up.

  • Carson: Trump children grew up with the 'disadvantage' of wealth

    07/22/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · 17 of 26
    jacquej to 9YearLurker; All

    A respected author (whose name I can’t recall) wrote a book about the children of the rich years back, and his conclusion was that many of them were just as psychologically disadvantaged as the children of the poor.

    Many of the “rich” children are raised, not by their parents, but by ever-changing household servants, causing attachment problems. Often, they were behind academically, because of servants who didn’t speak english very well.

    And, of course, they had everything given to them, and developed little or no work skills. They developed an entitlement mentality, yet had very poor self esteem.

    I think Ben Carson must have read his books, because he is absolutely right. It is amazing how well the Trump children have grown into such intelligent and hard working young people.