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  • Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese

    11/28/2014 7:23:01 PM PST · 12 of 19
    PrairieLady2 to TigerLikesRooster

    The obesity couldn’t possibly have anything to do with developing an eating disorder because parents aren’t depression, helplessness, and hopelessness.
    The state tries to deny the importance of parents in the lives of children.

  • National Day of Reckoning! [Impeach Obama]

    11/22/2014 10:16:01 PM PST · 213 of 218
    PrairieLady2 to FreeReign

    I’m thinking that if the law suits submitted by Boenner are won in the courts, AND other Senators from respecting states also file the suits that they are threatening to file (such as Texas and Arizona), and if those suits are won in the courts, then the Senate is going to be hard pressed NOT to convict (impeach and put him out of office).

    Because if those suits are agreed by the courts as constituting a breaking of law, the very fibre of our governmental structure, then Senators are going to have a lot less to argue about regarding whether or not Obama and his administration broke the law, or not.

    Those court decisions then become the precedent and evidence for an impeachment.

    The question is, how long is it going to take the courts to hear the cases and then decide on a verdict? If they were to use the verdicts (assuming a guilty verdict) for impeachment, it would be wasteful if the process took a couple of years.

    On the other hand, I wonder if they are trying to avoid a tit for tat scenario in case they loose the republican majority, so that a republican president isn’t harassed by a democrat congress.

    I AM glad to see that at least some action is being taken because if a sitting president is going to rule from the bench, of what use is congress? Congress really does need to wake up and take action.

  • Students Aren't Eating Healthy School Lunches, Despite Availability

    11/18/2014 1:01:03 PM PST · 33 of 51
    PrairieLady2 to Veto!

    Mothers like you and I are a rarity, I think. My kids were raised without TV for the most part, and they were raised rurally where we grew our own garden, processed the foods which came from it, raised our own small animals for meat, picked fruit from trees etc..

    Any sweets that they consumed were for the most part, cookies or pies that I made for them, and I made them to be as healthy as I could. Healthy doesn’t mean tasteless, either.

    I limited the amount of junk foods they could consume.

    Diet is a habit. People enjoy and eat heartily, what they are accustomed to eating. My kids were accustomed to garden grown veggies, tree fresh/pesticide free fruits, nuts and berries. They loved a roast with potatoes and broccoli, gravy made from the roast, home made bisquits and a side salad, with a mixed fruit salad for desert.

    Conversely, my sister’s kids were used to pizza and hotdogs, burgers and fries, boxed mac n cheese, stove top lasagna from the box etc. So, when they came to my house for Sunday dinner, they hardly ate at all! Over the years, they became more accustomed to our style of dinners, so by the time they were middle aged adults, they knew what a healthy diet was.

    My kids were trained/raised on good food and that’s what they provided for their kids, too. To this day, all of them love healthy foods.

    One year when they were little, I decided to drive home the point of eating good food before indulging in sweets. It was Christmas I think, and I didn’t insist on a good breakfast before diving into the candy in their stockings. I just let them have at it. It wasn’t long however before they all complained about feeling sick, and needing a decent meal lol!

    As I said, I LIMITED the junk food, but you’ve GOT to allow a little for the head’s sake. Therefore, the junk didn’t settle well. From then on, when ever the school had parties loaded with junk foods, my kids made sure they filled up on a good lunch before eating the sweets. It was soo funny when they came home proudly announcing how they made sure to eat a good lunch so that they wouldn’t feel sick on junk foods.

    Back in those days, their school made wonderful lunches and the kids could eat as much as they wanted. I don’t believe in limiting natural fats such as what comes on meats and eggs and dairy. I think kids need those extra calories if they’re active, and mine were. Kids who don’t like fats will cut it off the meat themselves.

    Today, that same school won’t allow the kids to have a butter knife, and they have to eat with spoons. They can’t even butter their dinner roll, or have any salt/seasoning for their foods. They aren’t allowed seconds and portions are carefully controlled. The food still tastes very good, but it’s still a step down from what they used to produce.

    Growing up, I was always amazed by what the other kids threw away. Our school made fantastic food, but I can’t believe what went into the trash cans.

    Kids are kids meaning they are unique individuals from a variety of home styles and you are NOT going to please them all. But, there ARE some things that a large amount of the kids are going to like such as pizza and burgers. Those can be made to be healthy which doesn’t mean they have to be ‘weird’ or tasteless.

    Portion control for children is stupid. They will eat as much or as little as they are comfortable with. Some kids are chow hounds, some kids aren’t. I knew one school which only allowed one tablespoon of food per year of age. That was IT! My 7 month old would eat a full cup and a half of food easily, and was a slender child! Others would eat half that and be rolly pollys.

    One size doesn’t fit all. But I do believe the govt is training these kids for near starvation rations.

  • A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency

    11/17/2014 8:55:38 PM PST · 73 of 91
    PrairieLady2 to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.”

    Exceptional men and Presidents don’t slide in through the back door in an effort to hide who they are from the people. They are upfront from the get-go.

    Exceptional Presidents respect the laws of the land, and the structure of the governments they are the heads of. At least, in THIS nation they do. They don’t try to tear down the very fabric of what made this nation great, and get called exceptional.

    They lead from a position of strength, not appeasement. they don’t try to deceive ‘stupid voters’.

    The ‘hope and change’ this nation needs is the one that returns it to the standards it once held, and not to the standards that made other nations through history, fall.

    That’s not the kind of ‘hope and change’ that came with the man who degrades the highest office in the land. He wants to continue to circumvent correct government processes all the while putting us all at risk of our health and diseases trudging over the borders and imported from other nations.

    Potential? He never had potential, and only the blind didn’t and don’t see it.

  • Team Hillary thinks she can win 386 electoral votes in 2016

    11/17/2014 8:42:15 PM PST · 37 of 75
    PrairieLady2 to MDLION

    If the GOP Senate does it’s job, she won’t take much. There’s going to have to be some huge improvements across the board in order for that to happen. First and foremost is getting the God thing fixed correctly. Honesty, integrity...rare commodities anymore, they need to be in abundant supply or else the boneframe of our nation will continue to fracture like an old hip.

  • Got Milk? Might Not Be Doing You Much Good (Milk & Calcium)

    11/17/2014 8:39:08 PM PST · 96 of 131
    PrairieLady2 to Friendofgeorge

    “But certainly skim milk is not bad for you, not harmful to arteries for those of us from a family with a history of heart disease”

    Actually...I was doing a study today on Statins because my doc says that my cholesterol is too high, and he wants to put me on statins. I was floored, because I’d made some recent changes in my diet in order to better to control diabetis. I eliminated real butter, used margarine (yuck!) sparingly, eliminated red meats almost completely, pork hasn’t been a part of my diet for several years now, and beef is way too expensive for me to purchase. I reduced egg intake by 75%, and began drinking black coffee and using only skim milk. My cholesterol shot through the roof! My blood sugar was wonderful, but the cholesterol is up.

    So, I did the research on why statins are bad for you, search term was ‘dangers of statins’.

    I learned that skim milk may not be as good for a person as we’ve been told because of what they add to the milk. It’s a bigger cholesterol risk than whole milk.

    Also, cholesterol assists in regulating blood sugar, (no wonder mine went up as my blood sugar came under control!) AND that cholesterol actually has protective properties for your adrenal glands, as well as inhibiting inflammation responses.

    Even some powdered milks are detrimental because of the whey they use.

    It was a fascinating piece to read and if you do an internet search on the terms I suggested, well, it’s an eye opener.

    So now I have a nice gallon of fresh whole milk in my fridge, butter went on sale so I bought a few blocks of that along with a couple of pieces of beef to go with my chicken and fish. There’s no food like REAL food, and if the animal is a vegetable eater, (split hoof/chews cud) then it’s not harmful. Sciences is wrong. Could be that what it was FED might not be good for the cow, and therefore you, but in it’s natural form, it’s food intended to nourish your body unless you have something like lactose intolerance which doesn’t allow you to partake of some dairy foods. IMHO.

    I love dairy..cream, ice cream, cheese, sourcream, milk...And my body just doesn’t seem to feel right without it.

    Exercise, fresh air, widely varied diet of what God considers to be healthy food all contribute toward good bone health and density. Sitting on the butt doesn’t. Some absolutely cannot do much, but there are also those who could, but don’t.

    Whoever mentioned magnesium, I agree. It’s another essential mineral that somehow isn’t in enough supply.

    Everything needs to work together to work right.

  • Here’s why Somali Muslim Refugees are moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming, Prepare to be shocked

    11/17/2014 7:44:42 PM PST · 47 of 159
    PrairieLady2 to 2001convSVT

    I wish them the best of luck because Wyoming isn’t exactly a welfare paradise. They aren’t tolerant of welfare recipients there, and they won’t be able to stuff more than one family to a home without counting income from all who are in the home.

    Not only is it cold 10 months out of the year, but the summers are only about 3 weeks long. That is, actual summer weather.

    As far as I’m concerned, if they want to go there for welfare benefits, they can have at it. Hope they have igloo block makers, because they’re going to need them.

  • US Hospital: Surgeon with Ebola ‘extremely ill’

    11/16/2014 10:04:53 PM PST · 17 of 27
    PrairieLady2 to Olog-hai

    A snippet from the article referenced:

    “Salia, a Sierra Leone citizen who lives in Maryland, first showed Ebola symptoms on Nov. 6 but tested negative for the virus. He eventually tested positive on Monday.”

    Note: He was well into symptoms BEFORE his blood test showed positive for the virus.

  • Court Records: Planned Parenthood abortionist horribly mistreated patients

    11/16/2014 9:54:28 PM PST · 4 of 10
    PrairieLady2 to Morgana

    Once upon a time I knew a woman who’d worked for several years in an abortion facility. Eventually, it DID get to her. She quit, but was having huge emotional issues; Her conscience kicked in and the deception fled. She ended up on her knees in repentance.

    Another woman I knew had a mid term abortion in NYC back in the 70’s. Apparently, she was not treated well, at all. It was a very abusive situation, and she ended up delivering the baby herself, by herself.

    The logic behind the second abortion (again, mid term, same woman) just blows my mind. She went to a different facility in the same city, and was much better treated, and somehow that made the horror of the first experience better.

    Grant Jefferie’s (sp?) book, “Grand Illusion” is very revealing. It’s an old book now, but if you can find a copy, it’s worth the read. It speaks about the unregulated industry, and the unaccountability of funds it received at the time the book was written (1990’s). I’m not sure how much has changed, but it doesn’t sound like much has.

    Women still die, and so do the babies.

    There are STILL women today who think that there is no real baby, that its a formless lump of a blood clot, AND there are women who believe that their enlarging bellies are just the result of fat, and that whatever is inside turns into a baby on the way out.


  • Comet lander: Future of Philae probe 'uncertain'

    11/14/2014 11:00:39 AM PST · 20 of 21
    PrairieLady2 to BenLurkin

    Why buy one when two is cheaper? Back-up, Back-up, Back-up.

  • Florida mom who survived 45 minutes with no pulse describes near-death experience

    11/11/2014 4:20:48 PM PST · 3 of 21
    PrairieLady2 to NYer

    I’ve known of women to die from that complication. Some survival stories are just amazing!

  • Massachusetts town weighs nation’s 1st tobacco ban (Westminster)

    11/09/2014 11:18:44 PM PST · 49 of 55
    PrairieLady2 to Cowboy Bob

    They pick a tiny little town with limited funds to pull this stunt with.

    Like a cancer, it will grow.

    After tobacco, what’s next? Sugar and soda pop?

  • There Is No Wage Growth: America Will Soon Have More Waiter/Bartenders Than Manufacturing Workers

    11/07/2014 9:00:53 AM PST · 46 of 52
    PrairieLady2 to SeekAndFind

    It’s time to pull out the long-term memory.

    You’re looking at the Clinton legacy, in action; jobs shuffled off to China, low paying service industry jobs here. Remember when he bragged about the millions of jobs he created? All of them were low wage, service industry jobs.

    Want more of it? Just elect “Billery”.

  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 8:21:30 AM PST · 26 of 43
    PrairieLady2 to knarf

    Many people don’t realize how highly politicized the medical industry is. It’s amazing.

    I’d venture to say that Dr. Carson has more political AND leadership experience than Obola ever did. Furthermore, he has scruples AND the people themselves are looking at him rather than just the political arena deciding that this is the guy they want to advance.

    The last time I recall in my own life where the PEOPLE chose a leader that they actually wanted, it turned out to be a most excellent decision. We got a decent president out of it.

    Ronald Regan

    Dr. Carson may have some very different ideas about how things should be compared to Regan, but the people have spoken and I think their choice is a good one.

  • Death Row "Cop-Killer" Has Conviction Overturned.

    11/06/2014 11:13:46 PM PST · 11 of 20
    PrairieLady2 to sagar

    Corruption is a horrible thing. To frame a person for a crime he/she didn’t commit really needs to be addressed.

    I am very thankful that our system DOES allow for findings such as the one in the OP. In come countries, the execution takes place the day after sentencing, and the family of the convicted one must pay for the bullet.

    I don’t like that it can take as long as it does for a sentence to be carried out.

    Some people are concerned about a death penalty, and when in doubt (ie jurors) will elect for a life sentence instead. But if you doubt a person’s guilt, a life sentence in prison, isn’t the answer either. It too is unjust when there is reasonable doubt of guilt.

    When someone suppresses evidence, that person should be held accountable. Personally accountable, and I don’t mean a $500 fine, either.

    When you destroy someone’s name and reputation, you have in effect, killed that person. He/she will always have the stigma and will suffer loss as a result. He can never get his/her good name back.

  • 'I'm Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment': Teen Becomes Youngest Lawmaker

    11/06/2014 10:56:14 PM PST · 22 of 25
    PrairieLady2 to TBP

    Delightful girl! Well spoken, takes the time to look at facts, and she’s anti ‘gay’ marriage.

    Says she sees nothing wrong with espousing her grandparents values.

    I’m very glad to see her doing what she’s doing instead of wasting it on a Miss America contest.

  • Risking a Life for TV Ratings: Wallenda’s Stunt for Discovery Channel Points to Audience Troubles

    11/02/2014 9:03:25 AM PST · 3 of 21
    PrairieLady2 to Poison Pill

    “This isn’t really new. Evel Knievel had the same schtick years ago.”

    The thing is though, most of his mishaps were survivable/fixable.

    Not so, with Nick.

  • 10 Things to Know about Nik Wallenda's Walk

    11/02/2014 8:56:08 AM PST · 15 of 26
    PrairieLady2 to PJ-Comix

    I am not afraid of heights, but I AM afraid of falling as I don’t have good balance anymore.

    Therefore, as you would have to be on all fours, I’d be right behind you on all fours, too, hanging on to your ankles for my own support lol!

    I can’t watch this tightrope watcher either. After the event is over, and he’s been successful, THEN I can watch the re-runs!

  • Now Pro-Life Groups Told to Pay for Abortions

    11/01/2014 6:12:30 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    PrairieLady2 to BenLurkin

    Time to claim conscientious objector status.

  • Maine Gov. LePage sent state law enforcement to the home of nurse Kaci Hickox (enforce quarantine)

    10/29/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · 54 of 79
    PrairieLady2 to FreeperinRATcage

    Ebola frightens me. I’m on the “front line”, as it were, more so than almost any of you. if it gets loose in this country, people I work with every day are going to die. But irrational, unproven fear cannot trump one’s constitutional rights. If ebola is shown to be contagious when the patient is asymptomatic, then things would be different.

    [bold]That is not the case[/bold].

    YET. There simply isn’t enough known about this disease to make even that determination at this time.

    Fact: If there is no virus in the system, symptoms will be non-existent. But if virus does exist, it takes time for symptoms to appear. Until those symptoms appear, there is no way of knowing if the virus is there. If the virus IS there, then it’s totally stupid to assume it’s not contagious in one form or another.

    There are times when you have to think of the good of others above yourself. I personally would rather go under quarantine than think others got sick and died as a result of something I was carrying.

    The CDC and other scientific so-called ‘experts’ are far from infallible, especially with regard to this particular disease (and no doubt, other diseases as well), AND, since they are using 1940’s studies to make current determinations, nobody should trust the party line currently out there above good, solid infection control procedures.

    It’s MUCH better to be safe, than selfish. The people you kill as a result of that selfishness, might be your own loved ones. You want to live with that? Do THEY want to live with that? Fine. Let them go live with you.

    While I despise corruption in ANY government, governments do have a certain responsibility to override when the people refuse to govern themselves. The refusal to govern one’s self is exactly how the rest of us loose (and have lost) our own constitutional freedoms.

    Yes, the flu has killed more people in this country than ebola has, but ebola hasn’t been here to do it’s dirty deed the way it has in Africa. Now it’s here and I personally am NOT interested in living with ebola.

  • Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

    10/27/2014 5:58:07 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    PrairieLady2 to Makana

    Agents showed up? Wow. Most folks whom I’ve known whose accounts were frozen by IRS didn’t get any notices. Their checks just started bouncing.

  • Boston radio legend Dale Dorman dies at 71

    10/26/2014 7:38:31 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    PrairieLady2 to NonValueAdded

    Come Back when you grow up girl, you’re still living in a paperdoll world...

    Dream version..1970’s

    Yep, I remember too. If you didn’t know the words to the song, it wasn’t long before you did!

  • Taxing Online a Matter of Fairness?

    10/26/2014 8:13:08 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    PrairieLady2 to Gay State Conservative

    It’s rarer than hen’s teeth for me to do any shopping on line, but this year I was forced to do it twice. And both times I was charged tax on my purchases.

    I’ve not shopped online in several years, so I was surprised by the tax.

  • What's in that lunch? Students in Huntsville, Madison still leery of healthier school meals

    10/19/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    PrairieLady2 to W.

    It looks and sounds like a diet for post heart attack geriatrics rather than a diet for growing children.

    The menu from the better schools sounds good though! I wonder if any dressing is allowed on those salads?

  • Ebola-linked cruise ship passenger cleared; hospital apologizes for mistakes

    10/19/2014 7:11:06 AM PDT · 5 of 25
    PrairieLady2 to exDemMom

    I wouldn’t call it hysteria, but an over abundance of caution. I’d rather have the caution than an assumptive, cavalier attitude that could cost many, their lives.

    It’s sad that her vacation was ruined, and so were the vacations of 4 thousand others, but those 4 thousand could have also been a vector for a horrible, uncontainable, plague.

    I’m sure this makes for a demonstration of why ‘caution’ is an inconvenience to the travel industry, but until this thing burns out, if it ever does, I personally will be thankful that I’m not having to stand by and watch my loved ones, or yours, melt into a rotten puddle of infectious fluid.

  • Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense

    10/16/2014 9:18:39 PM PDT · 7 of 36
    PrairieLady2 to rolling_stone

    I agree!

    And it doesn’t just lack ‘common sense’, it lacks ANY sense at all!

  • WHO Sounds The Alarm On Ebola: 'The Situation Is Deteriorating'

    10/16/2014 9:15:40 PM PDT · 52 of 59
    PrairieLady2 to blam

    [i]While the US is [b]panicking[/] about three Ebola cases in one month[/i]

    Panicking? I wonder how this author defines ‘panic’?

    The people in this country are doing what they SHOULD be doing; demanding that it’s government DO ITS JOB with a very loud, clear, voice.

    That’s NOT panic.

    They are telling Ebola Gay, NO Ebola in THIS country. Let your ebola bomb drop someplace else!

    I say to those voices, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  • Texas AG: Sermon subpoena is unconstitutional

    10/16/2014 8:02:37 PM PDT · 18 of 64
    PrairieLady2 to This Just In

    501 c3 organizations must forfeit their rights as organizations, to political speech in order to retain that IRS designation. If they tried to influence voting through their 501 C3 organizations, they would be in violation of their 501 C3 status, as I understand it.

    When they are speaking as individuals OUTSIDE of their organizations, then the constitutional rights kick in to protect them as persons.

    I don’t know how much actual profit a church actually has, and I’m talking about actual profit. If there is no actual profit (as a business defines profit), then the tax protection afforded by the 501 C3 designation could be moot. There would be no taxes. So, why then, would a non-profit business relinquish it’s freedom of speech and influence?

    Churches/assemblies/synagogs are supposed to be salt, that is, it should flavor society, flavor it to be ‘righteous’ as God defines what HE thinks is righteous. The 501 C3 status has sufficiently squelched that influence, by restricting speech. I’m not sure if 501 C3 is truly ‘constitutional’ in spirit.

    Due to the changes within society which are occurring, sentiments which go against obedience and worship of God, it could prove to be in the best interests of organizations calling themselves ministries of God, to relinquish the tax protection in favor of being a ministry of God, rather than an agent of the government to squelch speech which they (the government) are calling ‘political’ rather than social.

    Politics is the art of changing minds while the church seeks to change minds through the spirit...BOTH are in the ‘same’ business. The ‘protections’ of 501 C3 in effect, squelches the ‘competition’.

    Now, only the government can tell people what it thinks the people should think, or do. The proof is in the demand by the mayor, and the mayor’s attorney.

    This is definitely an opportunity for the PEOPLE to tell those two individuals where the dog died.

  • Nurse with 99.5 Fever called the CDC before boarding plane....they told her it was okay!

    10/15/2014 5:24:51 PM PDT · 51 of 68
    PrairieLady2 to riri

    One must ask oneself WHY would a government agency encourage the spread of such a deadly disease? I do NOT believe that the people at the CDC are THAT stupid, or ignorant.

    And, what else is coming down the road to compound the issue?

    Is there an agenda we haven’t tied into this particular disease incident, yet?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  • The Spanish nurse is named and now the authorities want to put down her DOG.

    10/08/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · 83 of 85
    PrairieLady2 to LambSlave

    It can’t be that difficult to test the dog for the virus, and give him a bath with some chlorinated water in case he has it on his fur.

  • When I Was Pregnant After Rape, I Wanted to Kill the Rapist, Not My Baby

    10/07/2014 12:47:29 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    PrairieLady2 to Morgana

    Good article! And good for her to be able to keep a steady head in the face of that kind of crisis.

  • Centers for Disease Control: Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

    10/06/2014 2:34:12 AM PDT · 10 of 51
    PrairieLady2 to Pollster1

    Excellent question, and idea!!!

  • Faith, Medicine or ZMapp? What Cured The Ebola Patients?

    10/06/2014 2:15:07 AM PDT · 60 of 68
    PrairieLady2 to PrairieLady2

    Electrolytes are crucial for anybody who is vomiting and ‘’running’’ constantly. You can’t drink enough to keep up with it.

    Vitamin K injections don’t help with the clotting factor? I’m not a doc, so am unaware of what else might be used to restore clotting factor.

    Haven’t seen ebola in action either, but if it’s anything like parvo (in a dog) just comparing the vomiting and diarrhea...oh my goodness. I do not want to experience that! My dog survived parvo...I treated her at home, and it was NOT pretty. She vomited over 30 times in a 24 hour span. The vomiting alone had to be horribly painful at that rate. She couldn’t keep down so much as a teaspoon of liquids, orally. Fever was over 106*F. Stool was totally liquid, explosive, and mostly blood.

    If ebola is anything like that...that’s all I have to compare with, I really don’tknow how anybody would survive. The dog vomited at a fantastic rate for FIVE days and had diarrhea for weeks..

    I really think this stuff should be publicized to help us be more aware of what we’re looking at compared with flu, or other severe gastro-intestinal illnesses.

  • Faith, Medicine or ZMapp? What Cured The Ebola Patients?

    10/06/2014 2:04:49 AM PDT · 59 of 68
    PrairieLady2 to callisto

    I take potassium and it works within minutes for charly horses.

  • Gillar Speaks: Sheriff Arpaio's Lead Obama Investigator Unloads; CDC Confirmed 9 Race Code

    10/05/2014 4:21:26 PM PDT · 40 of 446
    PrairieLady2 to eCSMaster

    It sounds like they are still examining the legitimacy of the birth cert and comparing what they have with what once was..the format depending on the year and forms used, or perhaps the selective service card and the postal stamps on it.

  • See Expectant Mom's Face After News of Quadruplets

    10/03/2014 10:52:15 PM PDT · 14 of 21
    PrairieLady2 to Citizen Zed

    Anymore, it’s easier for the babies to live when born at 30/32 weeks. They give the shot for the lungs to develop and it makes a WORLD of difference. Less than a year ago, one of my family members gave birth to twins, early. They weighed ALMOST 4 lbs each at birth, and of course they loose a little weight for a few days after. So, they weighed under 4 lbs each when they came home.

    Neither had to stay in the neonatal unit, they were healthy and strong. They were born at 33 or 34 weeks, and they’ve done well.

    Now, FOUR of them? Guess it could be a tad bit more dangerous...or touchy...

    But I pray G_d’s best on this little family.

    I think someone needs to give a coupon book to them...for free naps :)

  • Court Allows Texas to Enforce Anti-Abortion Law

    10/02/2014 9:12:39 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    PrairieLady2 to LadyDoc

    [quote]It is about abortion clinics meeting the same medical standards as other outpatient surgery centers.

    people can die from minor procedures.[/quote]


  • Dallas ambulance crew exposed to Ebola patient test negative for virus

    10/01/2014 7:41:11 AM PDT · 18 of 43
    PrairieLady2 to Jane Long

    Has the ambulance ITSELF been tested?

  • Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

    10/01/2014 7:38:34 AM PDT · 60 of 105
    PrairieLady2 to TexasFreeper2009

    I don’t think the author leaves his computer cubicle very much because if he came to my house in the middle of the city, he could sit on my balcony and watch the wild life he thinks is missing. I actually had a hawk slam into me last summer as it focused on a bird it was chasing! We have no shortage of mice, squirrels, possums,racoons, birds of all kinds (an amazing variety even), skunks; and that’s only what I can see. You can hear the coyotes at night too.

    And if you live in some more wooded states, the deer are so many that it’s absolutely NOT safe to drive!

    The Mule deer in Colorado are so many that they munch out on people’s front yards and you can walk within 3 feet of them before they turn and walk away. Bears are a problem too, with no shortage of big cats even in populated areas.

    I’ve followed herds of elk while I was on horseback.

    If there was a shortage of wild life, I seriously doubt the game wardens would have set loose the wolf to thin down over populated herds.

    Animals adapt. They aren’t inflexible.

    I remember the smoky the bear commercials where the big finger pointed at the tv watcher, insisting that only YOU can prevent forest fires. Really? I’d love to see humans try to lasso lightning, or cause droughts to be a thing of the past.

    Animals are tougher than people, so are insects.

    I dunno what the author is smoking, but once he gets his head out of the clouds, maybe then he’ll see what’s really out there.

  • Politico Mag Implies George Wallace Was GOP, Blames Country's Divisions Entirely on Whites'...

    09/30/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT · 25 of 52
    PrairieLady2 to BeadCounter

    As far as I’m concerned, they can go ahead and blame white republicans for anything they want to. But while they’re at it, don’t forget to blame white republicans for the war that freed those slaves. And, remember that it was white men who fought and died for the freedom of those black slaves.

    It was white men who purchased them FROM their own tribal chiefs as a result of tribal wars, otherwise, they might not even be the living descendants of those who birthed them.

    Slavery is wrong, in whatever fashion it presents itself. But let’s not forget the ‘rest of the story’, either.

    I’m glad they are alive, and FREE to complain, but that freedom came at a price. The blood of white men, and republicans.

  • U.S. accidentally bombed “moderate” rebels in Syria because base was right next to Al Qaeda’s

    09/30/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT · 17 of 28
    PrairieLady2 to SeekAndFind

    That’s also one reason (out of many) why Hitler lost the war. The left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing.

    Honestly, I think it should be a requirement for any US presidental contender to have served in the US military so he has at least some first hand knowledge of how things work.

  • Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

    09/30/2014 11:47:13 AM PDT · 31 of 64
    PrairieLady2 to GeronL

    Big biggest weakness that I see with windows OS’s is that they aren’t backwards compatible. You must invest in an entire new computer or device with every inception of OS.

    Yes, you might need a new device to take advantage of all of the features, but a good OS should also improve your older device. This is something that Linux has success with, and is in competition with windows.

  • Jessa Duggar Criticized for Linking the Holocaust With Abortion

    09/30/2014 11:23:17 AM PDT · 53 of 57
    PrairieLady2 to wagglebee

    Jessa, you go girl!!

    1Co_2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of Yahweh.

    Eph_6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of Elohim, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

  • 'Modern Family' star first 'came out' to dad during shoplifting drama

    09/30/2014 10:11:12 AM PDT · 11 of 54
    PrairieLady2 to Phillyred

    Who effing cares about whose gay and who isn’t? Why do people feel compelled to make a big announcement about who they like to ‘’do’’?? The idea of making these big announcements is so stupid , because then they piss, moan and complain because everybody isn’t receptive to the announcement.

    Learn to keep your sexual business private!! Sheesh!

  • Oklahoma Man Charged With Murder in Beheading

    09/30/2014 10:06:25 AM PDT · 23 of 42
    PrairieLady2 to Oldeconomybuyer

    So it was a hate crime. Lucky him..hate crimes don’t seem to apply when white people are the victims.

  • WHOA: Obama Admin Just Got Betrayed By One Of It’s Own At Benghazi Hearing

    09/18/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT · 6 of 25
    PrairieLady2 to blueyon

    I wonder how long the speaker in the video will be around before being Brietbarted?

  • Orthodox rabbis on guns

    09/16/2014 12:34:52 PM PDT · 18 of 26
    PrairieLady2 to right-wing agnostic

    Guns aren’t the problem any more than a hammer is a problem. They are slaves to the fallen, corrupt spirits of humans. Until the weapon is placed into the hand of a human, it’s an inanimate chunk of metal which simply sets where placed, and does absolutely nothing. The bullets aren’t the problem, nor is the caliber of the weapon a problem. Those all fall under the inanimate chunks of metal until in the hand of humans.

    Want to fix the gun issue? Fix the human issue first. When the human issue gets fixed, or is in better condition, then the lust for ultimate power of governments issue can clear up.

    Guns aren’t the problem. People are. And that includes those in powerful positions who don’t have brains enough to realize truth.

  • No-homework policy improves home life for younger students at one CPS school

    09/14/2014 10:52:46 PM PDT · 19 of 38
    PrairieLady2 to latina4dubya

    I used to ask myself that question...what are they doing in classrooms? How is it that a 4th grader can have 3 months of unfinished papers in her desk? What is the teacher doing that kids don’t finish class work?

    I lived in a very, VERY rural area. The bus ride to school was 2 hours and the ride home was 2 hours. they caught the bus between 5 and 6 AM and they didn’t get home till 6 PM. When the older ones had extracurricular activities, I had to drive the 40 miles to town to pick them up because they often came in after the activity bus ran back up to our area. That means my kid didn’t get home till midnight or 1 am, had to do homework, and get up at 4:30 in the morning.

    Guess what I didn’t do? I didn’t push the homework.

    The district decided that the kids would go to school 4 days per week, for longer days, and be off for Friday and the weekend.
    They didn’t care that the rural kids were only getting 4-5 hours of sleep at a time.

    It also meant that the weekends weren’t theirs either. They had to spend the entire weekend with additional home work. During the winter months, they couldn’t even go outside and play for an hour after school before doing homework. By the time they got home and ate dinner, there wasn’t any time for homework. I let them do 30 minutes worth and that’s it. They could pick which subject, but I was not going to allow these kids to stay up all night doing homework.

    The teachers just didn’t want to hear what these kids were going through. It’s not even a healthy work ethic to put in those kinds of hours. There has to be a healthy balance between sleep, work, and play(family time) whether you are an adult or a child.

    I did end up homeschooling the youngest which was an excellent decision, and one that I never regretted. He caught up 2 grade levels in just a couple of months, and I didn’t work him all that hard. And that’s why I had to ask....what is going on in that classroom because they were not learning much, at all. The kids were all 2 years behind eastern schools...I could see why after home schooling.

    I worked my boy 3-4 hours per day and he learned double in that time than his classmates were learning. He was off when school was out. His confidence rose like crazy and he exclaimed with delight one day...”Mom, YOU are the best teacher I’ve ever had!” That was a proud moment. I’m so glad I took the time for him. It wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t exactly hard, either. We just learned to work together as a team and that was wonderful.

    If I had to do it today, no child of mine would go to a public school. I wouldn’t want to be robbed of the joy of relationship with my children. You get to know them at a totally different and exciting level when you homeschool.

    Learning should be a life-long joy and pleasure. It shouldn’t be dreaded.

  • Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him

    09/11/2014 9:51:32 PM PDT · 8 of 48
    PrairieLady2 to grundle

    What bothers me more than an inept President, is the inept congress who allows it.

  • Ari Fleischer's Twitter Feed is a minute by minute account of 9/11 today

    09/11/2014 9:48:34 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    PrairieLady2 to 1010RD

    I lost a very close friend that day, on flight 11 so yes, it’s all burned into my memory banks.

    As I watched the tribute Bush said that the attack was on freedom, itself. It sure was, it gave us the patriot act and lost freedoms. Our freedoms weren’t, and aren’t defended.

    He promised a jihad that was ineffective against our enemies. We have suffered many attacks since that fateful day.

    I disagree that ‘’we’ve learned nothing’’. We’ve learned quite a lot, but the most important of all is that government can’t and shouldn’t be trusted. EVER.

    Our founders knew that, but somewhere along the lines of our history, we the People, forgot it.

    The question is, what can we, and should we do about it? And how?

    We see the price of our lack of vigilance, and we are all counting the cost of freedom. None of us likes the cost.