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  • Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules

    05/14/2015 6:30:26 PM PDT · 28 of 31
    PrairieLady2 to GilesB

    My in-laws had 5 condom babies.

    My daughter had a birth control pill baby. That baby grew up and had to take birthcontrol for a medical condition. In the meantime, she conceived a set of birthcontrol twins.

    These are true stories!

    So the moral of the story is this: What do you call people who use birth control? PARENTS :)

    I’ve heard it said that 80% of all people who use birth control become parents. That makes the effectiveness rate somewhere around 20%.

    I agree that there does come a time when children have a need to know some sexual information, but that age is NOT the same for each child. I also agree that it’s the parents who have the right and responsibility to teach that information to his/her own child when said PARENT determines what the child needs to know.

    It seems to me that the more information made available, the more the information is acted upon by naturally curious children in addition to blooming hormones.

    My mother was the one who made the necessary information available to me when the time was right, and answered my questions as I asked them as I grew up. Those were very personal and intimate times with my mom, something I looked forward to having with my own daughters.

    But the state stole that special time from me and my children by divulging way too much, way too soon.

    If I knew then what I know now, they never would have stepped foot into a public school. I lacked information and confidence then, and home schooling wasn’t exactly popular enough for the information about it to be readily available.

    The fist two kids slipped away, but the youngest did get some home schooling, and experience I wouldn’t trade for the world.

    Awesome arguments GilesB. If parents want strangers teaching their children, then that’s their privilege, but those of us who do take parenting seriously shouldn’t be deprived of our God-given responsibility to teach our kids ourselves.

  • Two Secret Service officials probably drunk in White House bomb inquiry

    05/14/2015 5:36:20 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    PrairieLady2 to GreenHornet

    “Probably”drunk?

    They weren’t tested initially???

  • School freaks out over boys baseball storage shed (Las Vegas, NV)

    05/12/2015 10:45:23 PM PDT · 41 of 45
    PrairieLady2 to jazusamo

    OK, then it’s only fair that the girls have to donate 21k from their funds, also!

  • The Best Thing Hillary Could Do for Her Campaign? Ditch Bill.

    05/08/2015 7:06:42 AM PDT · 24 of 27
    PrairieLady2 to OttawaFreeper

    I never liked him as president, and was so relieved when he was gone. But honestly, I’d much rather have Bill than Hillary.

    The best thing she can do for this country, is withdraw her candidacy. She represents the biggest problems this country has as a nation, and we don’t need more of it. If anything, we need to wake up as a nation, and not stand for any more of what she represents.

    I see her as dishonest, deceptive, and haughty. She needs to go.

  • Georgia Mom Calls Police On 10-Year-Old Son For Being Disrespectful

    05/03/2015 8:26:14 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    PrairieLady2 to Secret Agent Man

    The problem is moms are not male fathers. They just cannot demand the respect of a puberty-riddled, smartass knowitall boy. They can embarrass him and plead to him and that might work. However it won’t get his respect and he will not fear them or respect them because he knows he’s stronger and if he really wanted to he could do whatever he wanted. Male fathers will not tolerate that crap and will beat the living crap out of them and then beat both the fear of God and common sense back into them. If that is what is required because the kid is that much of a brick head. Most don’t need such a harsh remedy. Most would see dad isn’t kidding and will see dad will put them down, and back down because they know they are not the alpha.

    Women cannot be an alpha male. That is why there is so little success with urban black boys with no dads. It’s not possible for them to be that way. It’s like asking a dad to take on the alpha female role.

    Course our stupid country will not let dads be dads anyway anymore. And so we end up with the Trayvons and the Freddies and the rest who run in feral gang thug packs seeking the approval of the substitute father alpha male gang leader.
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    This is why you have to have a solid grip on their MINDS when they are babies. Eventually, they get to big to beat on.

    Many boys didn’t DARE defy their mothers right on into adulthood, because those mothers took charge from day one.

  • Dear white Facebook friends: I need you to respect what Black America is feeling right now

    05/01/2015 10:09:45 AM PDT · 123 of 173
    PrairieLady2 to Responsibility2nd

    Quoted from the OP article:

    “then you are perpetuating white privilege and white supremacy.”

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    Baloney!

    I’ve seen the very same kind of brutality happen by law enforcement to white people, and women, even! With my OWN two eyes!

    AND on a false warrant even! The woman was hauled from the hospital by police, after a severe beating by her boyfriend (he was trying to kill her with a chain saw), who also had severe bronchitis and was on antibiotics for it, thrown into a filthy jail cell with nothing more on her body than a hospital gown, and then denied the antibiotics she needed for the bronchitis, denied medicines for her wounds.

    The warrant was a false warrant from another state containing false charges, and never filed properly in the first place. She was cleared of those charges, but not before they held her for a full week in jail, sick and injured for a crime she never committed in the first place!

    It took her family a week to bond her out and in the mean time, the bondsman evicted her from her home as a result of the beating she got, but he wouldn’t let her take her possessions. He was her landlord and bondsman. But when she took them anyway (she moved elsewhere in the city), he re-arrested her and threw her back into jail under the pretext that he thought she was a run-risk. The fact of the mater was, she had beautiful horses and he wanted those horses.

    Again, she was released and she had police witness to the second false arrest. They agreed to be witness for her on her behalf if she should decide to sue the bondsman. But they had no authority to stop the bondsman from arresting her.

    However, her life was threatened and she ended up fleeing the city after being found innocent...AGAIN, and released from jail as well as all charges.

    I don’t know where this ‘’white’’ privilege charge comes from, but it has little or nothing to do with reality. And I’ve seen quite a lot of it..up close and personal.

    It’s simply a power move on behalf of LEO, sanctioned by TPTB for the purpose of controlling the public. They make money doing it and until that source of revenue dries up, they will continue to do it.

  • Baltimore ‘Mom Of The Year’ Goes Viral After She Disciplines Rioter Son

    04/29/2015 6:40:02 AM PDT · 42 of 57
    PrairieLady2 to JudyinCanada

    I wouldn’t call that child abuse at all! Abusive people aren’t at all interested in the well being of their victim. They merely exploit others either physically, mentally, emotionally, verbally, or sexually for their own emotional gratification with no regard for others. Furthermore, their ‘punishment’ of others is exaggerated for the circumstance, as well as excessive for the age and reasoning of the other.

    If mom were battering a two year old like that, THEN I’d say Hell YES that’s child abuse.

    But at 16 years old, he’s taller than her and more powerful. Physically, he can defend himself. He’s in the open, not trapped in a space he can’t get out of.

    Her’s was appropriate for the circumstance, and the size, age, and capabilities of understanding of the kid. She was taking control of an out of control kid and well within her rights and authority to do so.

    I would say that this woman dearly LOVES her children.

    Furthermore...

    I’ve seen way too many comments of judgementalism toward her which IS inappropriate AND abusive! Until the facts come out, none of you has ANY idea of what her personal circumstances were nearly 20 years ago when she began to have children.

    You don’t know if she did in fact have a very good husband who may have died through no fault of his/her own. You just assume she was a welfare seeking slut, and you denigrate her based on your own unsupported, personal prejudices and mere assumptions. It’s worse than the pot calling the kettle, black and serves NO good purpose.

    The fact of the matter is, she is young enough to have aborted each and every one of her children if all she was interested in was play. She could have played the harlot for a pretty penny...a whole hell of a lot more than what a welfare check pays, without half the diapers and tears.

  • Politicians, 'Profiteers,' And Public Health

    04/27/2015 6:45:35 AM PDT · 3 of 3
    PrairieLady2 to Kaslin

    The cost of groceries has more than doubled in the last 3 years, too! Gasoline, groceries, taxes, goods and services...ALL have gone up. Furthermore, the value of the dollar has gone down. I’d say the increase in the cost of Narcan is justified right along with everything else.

    Even drug addicts need to eat, so why isn’t this lady doing something about the cost of groceries and gasoline? Those are public health issues also, and one which affects us ALL!

  • A New Degree in Architecture, Computers or Health Is Worth More Than Decades of Job Experience

    04/26/2015 3:11:36 AM PDT · 2 of 46
    PrairieLady2 to iowamark

    I call it ‘the myth of American Education’. It might make a good book title!

  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/26/2015 3:02:32 AM PDT · 18 of 23
    PrairieLady2 to GailA

    I know that yours isn’t a cry for sympathy, so I will offer empathy instead. Our family member was murdered in 2002, and while healing happens, it IS aggravated by the judicial system! The States are worse than the Federal Government.

    Our ‘’trial’’ was at the Federal level, and our transportation and rooms were paid for via the government.

    The last trial took place in 2004, and all appeals have been denied so we await what might never happen. An execution.

    I’ve read so many accounts of the state governments causing further injury to murder victim survivors, that I had to stop! The prosecutors at the federal level saw themselves as speaking up for us, the family, but I’ve read accounts where plea deals so reduced sentences that it wasn’t worth going to trial for, and how prosecutors at the state level tend not to see themselves as acquiring justice on behalf of the injured families.

    In any event, high profile trials cost millions whether they are death penalty cases, or not.

    And I really AM sorry you lost your little one. In this country, at least till these days when it seems nearly anything goes, loosing a child in this manner was the worst thing that could happen to anybody. It’s a feeling and an impact like none other.

    I do hope the marathon victims actually achieve victory, and that justice is truly served.

  • Boston Marathon Jihad Murderer Tsarnaev Unrepentant

    04/23/2015 5:30:38 AM PDT · 33 of 35
    PrairieLady2 to fatnotlazy

    “But even if Tsarnev gets the death penalty, could he still stay alive for years? I would imagine if he was tried in state court, he could be on death row for years — such as in Pennsylvania which hasn’t executed anyone since the 1990s. Federal may be different. I remember the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh, was put down fairly quickly.”
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    Yes, he could say alive for years. He has to go through the appeals process which tends to take a couple of years. At the federal level, the process isn’t as lengthy as it is at the state level, but anybody on death row has to go through it.

    Even after loosing all appeals, it can still take years for the execution to take place. Much depends on the POTUS position on executions. Currently, there’s a hold on Federal executions.

    Our family has been waiting 11 years for the Federal executions of two men who brutally murdered at least two, and attempted to murder several others after a 6 state, 17 day, crime spree. Each received 2 death penalties in addition to life sentences, and a host of aggravated crime sentences.

    One of the victims was found in part, the other still hasn’t been found. Many of the survivors of the experience suffer from PTSD.

    We thought going into this whole thing, that the McVeigh execution would be an example of federal executions in general. Federal executions don’t usually take as long as those at the state level.

    Speaking from experience, the longer it takes to serve justice, the longer the victims have the crime in their minds and hearts so that when it does take place it has two effects. One is to re-open the wounds that are trying to heal, and the other is the relief that it’s all finally over, completely. Until then, you can’t really put it away fully and you’re stuck with it in your day to day life.

    It’s sort of like having to re-break your broken bone so it can be reset to heal...except that the re-setting doesn’t work well.

    So yes, it can take multiple years for the sentence to be carried out.

  • A Way Out for Christian Wedding Businesses?

    04/17/2015 12:12:29 PM PDT · 36 of 62
    PrairieLady2 to TBP

    I have a feeling that taking on the mark of the beast is going to look a lot like this.

    You must violate your allegiance to Messiah in order to survive and do business.

  • Ben Carson plans May 4 Detroit announcement

    04/13/2015 7:01:53 PM PDT · 16 of 41
    PrairieLady2 to GIdget2004

    I have a ton of respect for Dr. Carson, but TPTB aren’t going to allow him to be president, and really, he should save himself the money and energy trying.

    And while I respect the good doctor, I don’t care for his politics.

  • Gap remains in video record of fatal SC police shooting

    04/11/2015 6:55:03 AM PDT · 68 of 111
    PrairieLady2 to Sooth2222

    A family member of mine just sold that type of Merc for $500. It was an ‘84.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Vows To Live On $29 Worth Of Food Per Week To Raise Awareness For Charity

    04/10/2015 2:32:05 PM PDT · 91 of 157
    PrairieLady2 to mrsmith

    Correction: $200/month is what a person with ZERO income gets by federal law. It goes down from there.

  • Gun Violence Survivors Demand Action: 'We Can Do Better Than This'

    04/07/2015 9:41:38 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    PrairieLady2 to rktman

    Utilizing his logic, we should also ban cars because they are often used to kidnap people, and take them to non populated areas to kill them. Furthermore, they are used by drunks, drug addicts, and the insane to kill themselves and/or others. They also have mechanical failures which make them unsafe, they go off the road and kill pedestrians and puppies.

    Murder is already illegal. Taking away guns is not going to prevent much in the way of murder. People hell bent on killing others can and will find ways to accomplish their goals.

  • Kansas to ban use of welfare on tattoos, cruises, psychics

    04/07/2015 9:35:08 AM PDT · 31 of 55
    PrairieLady2 to kjam22

    Once upon a time many, many, many years ago I had to go on welfare to care for my babies. By the time I paid my rent and utilities, and PURCHASED my food stamps, I had a whole $2.50 which wasn’t even enough to buy soap, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry soap, or diapers, and I had a small baby at the time.

    When Christmas came, we had NOTHING. I didn’t own a car, couldn’t afford one. There was no McDonalds, tats, nails, or any other luxuries. The only entertainment I had in my house was an old radio somebody gave me.

    There were some pretty strict limits on what you could purchase with foodstamps, which were the paper ones at the time. You could purchase a package of kraft american cheese, but you couldn’t purchase sliced cheese from the deli even if it was on sale and cheaper than the same kind as above. If it had a Deli sticker on it, you couldn’t purchase it.

    Also at the time, if the store owed you change, you got that change in the form of store credits, not cash. Therefore you could only spend that change at that particular store, and no place else.

    At the time, in our state, you received a paper that could be divided down the middle so you could purchase your foodstamp amounts. You had two options so you had to choose wisely. I could purchase the larger allotment which cost me $47.00 for $93 (I think) worth of stamps, or you could purchase the smaller allotment which I think was around $17 for $43 worth of stamps.

    If I recall correctly, my monthly AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependant Children) was $319 after paying TAXES! That’s right. I had to pay taxes on the monthly check although I couldn’t file for a tax rebate in the spring.

    My rent was $250 and I had to pay electricity, too.

    Therefore, I can’t imagine how people are purchasing tats, nails, messeges, or anything else extra unless they aren’t paying their rent and utilities. They certainly don’t have to purchase foodstamps anymore.

    BEFORE foodstamps, you had to purchase your food, cash. You could receive commodities once every three months. Though they gave out a lot more commodities back then than they do today, it wasn’t enough to last a family for three months. There wasn’t any WIC available for supplemental foods for infants or nursing mothers at that time, or else I didn’t know about it.

    The welfare check was $279, Rent was $150 and I had to pay my own gas(cooking, heating, hot water) and electric. It didn’t leave much for food, and nothing for luxuries.

    My biggest luxury at that time was the ability to afford 90 cents for a taxi ride home from the grocery store after walking a mile and a half to the store carrying a 2 1/2 year old on my pregnant belly. And then I had to lug my groceries up three flights of stairs.

    I hear a lot of people criticizing welfare recipients and their supposed luxuries, but I never saw luxuries. There was nothing pleasant or easy about being abandoned by an irresponsible, battering, drunken husband who also refused to pay child support, or even work a job himself, and then not having any luxuries in our lives. We were darned lucky to even be alive or have any food on our table at all.

    Now I am an old woman, the kids are all grown and have children of their own. None are on welfare, all are fully self supporting and their kids are people to brag about.

    I’ve got two grands in the military, one a teacher, the other to graduate highschool this spring and who has been in ROTC through out her highschool career and is off to college in the fall.

    I didn’t stay on welfare, my husband died, I remarried and did my uttmost to correct the errors of my youth. I went back to school and got a college degree, spent my life as an EMT among other things.

    Y’all need to ease up on welfare recipients. They aren’t all hopeless and businesses all across America are staffed with men and women who at one time were single parents on welfare, and who grew up and actually fixed their broken lives.

    Being on welfare is a horrible thing to the pride and esteem of those who never intended to ever be there in the first place, and who find themselves there as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

    I spent a few years on welfare, and it’s NOT pleasant, nor is it easy. It DOES impact one mentally and creates a desperation and hopelessness that seeks relief in some form of splurge.

    Yes, the irresponsible folks do exist, but one also has to remember that our nation is spiritually sick...ill, termanally ill. Fix THAT and the rest will improve.

  • Is this what net neutrality is really about? (surprise! government regulation of speech)

    04/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    PrairieLady2 to E. Pluribus Unum

    It seems to me that when unpopular laws are enacted, there is a period of time where nothing seems to happen, or nothing seems to have changed. Then, little by little, the rope is tightened around the neck.

  • Search aircraft find the remains of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 scattered all over...

    03/24/2015 12:27:29 PM PDT · 128 of 180
    PrairieLady2 to Tzfat

    The OP article stated that they didn’t think it was terrorist related, because the debris field was very localized compared to the Lockerbie (sp?) incident.

    But wouldn’t the spread of debris depend upon the altitude at which an explosion would take place along with the ground structures which would either promote a spreading debris field or inhibit spreading?

    It looks like the photographer used a wide angle lense which does tend to distort the view. They said the dibris was spread hundreds of meters, but not being metric literate, the discription means nothing to me. However, I spend YEARS living in the Rocky Mountains and what I’m looking at in those photos looks more like MILES to me. And the Alps are much larger than the Rockies.

  • Netanyahu Apologizes for Remarks on Arabs, Says ‘I am Prime Minister of All Israelis’

    03/23/2015 12:37:50 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    PrairieLady2 to Star Traveler

    Back when Israel became a nation for the first time in 2k years, there wasn’t much going on in the land, at all. It was dead except for a few small communities here and there. Mark Twain described it well.

    When Israel began to build and establish business, she put the Arabs to work. She gave them jobs, and they built homes, too.

    Today, even when the Palestinians make war and attack Israel, it’s Israeli hospitals and doctors who treat, and attend to them without discrimination. Israel realizes that some of these people, a LOT of these people, are their brothers despite having been caught up in the deception of Islam.

    It’s too bad that the brothers don’t have the same charitable attitude.

  • FEMA to deny funds to warming deniers

    03/23/2015 12:29:35 PM PDT · 8 of 51
    PrairieLady2 to SeekAndFind

    The states are going to be forced to address the amount of taxes it sends to the federal government so that it can meet the needs of the citizens of those states.

    The gummit has avenues of revenue of it’s own, and that’s all it’s supposed to have.

    Coercion and blackmailing the states needs to stop, NOW.

  • VIDEO: Fifth-grader brings AZ state senator to tears as he critiques Common Core

    03/23/2015 11:51:57 AM PDT · 23 of 24
    PrairieLady2 to All

    I went on to listen to the entire video and according to what I heard from various officials at the meeting, Arizona is NOT locked into common core methods, but has the freedom to use whatever they want to use. Unfortunately, the video quit at the point where the impact on the state by the federal government in terms of funding, was addressed.

    The impact of Federal funding is very crucial to the entire picture that the states have to address, because the federal hand on the state’s dollar can, for all intents and purposes, amount to blackmail/coersion...no matter what name you attach to it. Federal control limits the decisions the states make when really it shouldn’t. The Fed obtains it’s money through the states and therein lies the power of the people and the state.

    I would like to have heard more, but the video only went so far.

    The young man may have been indoctrinated, I don’t know, but the kid was in tears when he described how this school year was a total waste for him. He was bored to tears. When asked questions however, he was able to address those questions from his own mind and heart, which were consistent with his speech. It’s difficult for indoctrination to produce that kind of result.

    Educators in general seem to love common core. I have a family member who is a math teacher and she loves common core. I haven’t had a chance to talk to her very much about it at all, because she works such very long hours, and has children of her own, we live hundreds of miles apart. I hope however to be able to do exactly that come April! I’d like to hear more from her.

    I am not a public education supporter in general, but I AM an education supporter. Education is very important in the lives of all living humans, but it doesn’t need to be limited or contained in just one vector...via the state.

    Anyway, thanks for the link. I enjoyed it. This is a smart kid. Has all of his education experience been confined to the state institutions, or has he been home schooled along the way?

  • Ten States consider dropping daylight saving time

    03/23/2015 10:05:53 AM PDT · 54 of 60
    PrairieLady2 to Buckeye McFrog

    I remember that! There were concerns that kids would get hit by cars. But I thought the argument was silly because schools changed attendance times to go to school earlier in the morning so that they could do a split day. Higher grades attending earlier and going home earlier, lower grades going in after lunch and staying later, so they came home in the dark.

    I personally LOVE DST. It works very well for my personal internal clock, and I’m one of those who wishes they’d leave it that way. More of us would be able to enjoy the sunrise if it occured later in the morning lol!

  • Must See: Do You Believe?

    03/20/2015 7:36:52 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    PrairieLady2 to Perdogg

    Sybil was raised in an Episcopal church. My own personal experience is that they are pro-population control and therefore, pro abortion.

    There may be some exceptions, I don’t intend to paint anybody with a broad brush, it’s just that I’ve not experienced anything different from what I just said.

  • Obama May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 7:46:13 AM PDT · 37 of 43
    PrairieLady2 to EQAndyBuzz

    The rhetoric coming from the liberal media looks and sounds so very low and trashy compared to Bibi’s eloquence and grace when he publicly praises and thanks Obama and the USA for being a good ally.

    The thought has occurred to me that this public trashing of Bibi just might be what NEEDS to be said publicly to keep Israel’s enemies off her back. I know, it sounds pollyannaish, but I keep getting the distinct feeling that there’s a whole lot more to this than meets the eye.

  • Michael Douglas reveals anti-Semitic attack on 14-year-old son Dylan in Europe

    03/15/2015 7:54:26 PM PDT · 25 of 42
    PrairieLady2 to GladesGuru

    Mr. Douglas, teach your son to smile and thank antisemetic tormentors for proving why the Jews were chosen and not some other group. It’s a heart thing.

    The OP was about the rise of anti-Semitism and how even Americans travelling abroad are not exempt from mistreatment for being Jewish, religious or not. It just so happens, this kid is religious.

    The rest of what you said is NOT what the OP was about, but merely reflects the opinions of some people who posted (out of context) on the OP.

    The article never mentions Douglas’s political affiliations, only that he quickly went and defended his young son.

  • Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

    03/15/2015 3:47:55 AM PDT · 33 of 37
    PrairieLady2 to PrairieLady2

    Here is some interesting information regarding the building of a third Temple, the why and why not of the topic. I always wondered why the Jews weren’t allowed to pray on the temple mount, even by the Israeli government. That question is also answered in this very informative article.

    As a forenote, many non-Jewish persons think that all of Judaism things the same things, but it doesn’t. There are many schools of thought contained therein, each led by one rabbi or another. Rabbi’s have the authority to make decisions about what Jews should believe/disbelieve, and why. Different Rabbi’s have had different views about this or that. For example, this rabbi might think that the temple should be rebuilt as soon as such a thing is possible, while another somewhere along the line, believes that the temple can only be built by Messiah.

    http://www.jcpa.org/jpsr/s99-yc.htm

    http://www.jcpa.org/jpsr/s99-yc.htm

  • Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

    03/15/2015 3:23:07 AM PDT · 32 of 37
    PrairieLady2 to Monitor; All

    Here’s a little bit about Acacia Wood. It’s amazing stuff! Talk about multi-use green tech lol!

    There are about 1,300 different species of acacia trees and shrubs. A few acacia plants produce wood that can be used for furniture, ornaments, and flooring, as well as for firewood and pulpwood in the paper industry. Acacia wood is especially prized for furniture, because of its durability, lustrous finish, and varied shades.

    Most acacia species are native to Australia, and the rest grow in tropical or temperate regions around the world. In addition to timber, acacia plants produce gum, tannin, edible shoots, and seeds and flowers with both culinary and medicinal uses. Acacia flowers are also used in perfume and aromatherapy.

    Acacia wood has a long history of use. One variety, red acacia or Acacia seyal, is believed to have been used to build Egyptian coffins, the Ark of the Covenant, and Noah’s Ark. Red acacia is native to northern and western Africa, where its wood is also burned as incense to treat joint pain and prevent fever.

    more at the site:

    http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-acacia-wood.htm

  • Bristol Palin and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer engaged

    03/14/2015 3:03:54 PM PDT · 38 of 54
    PrairieLady2 to afraidfortherepublic

    Now that she knows how to dance, she should have a really good time at her wedding!!

    Yep, she sure has slimmed out quite a bit. Course, she’d just had a baby when she was dancing with the stars.

    I congratulate her, and him, and I hope and pray they have a wonderful, life-long marriage. Hope he treats her well.

  • Seattle restaurants going dark as $15 an hour minimum wage goes into effect

    03/14/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · 66 of 157
    PrairieLady2 to Louis Foxwell

    In my neck of the woods, if you work fast food..ie Burger King, Wendy’s etc. you get paid regular minimum wage because these places are not traditionally the kind of places where people tip.

    If you work at a regular restaurant where people sit to eat, and a wait person takes orders, brings food/drinks etc (not the cafeteria type places), you only get paid $2.19/hr. That’s IT. If it’s Joe’s greasy spoon upchuck, Texas Road House or a place with a chef, the hourly start rate is the same. Naturally, your tips are commiserate with the kind of place you work at, as well as your expertise. Joe’s upchuck isn’t going to see the kind of tips that Texas Roadhouse sees.

    I once worked waitressing at a resort type place which paid me full minimum wage AND tips. I worked nearly 40 hrs./week and I was able to make a living as in, I was able to pay all of my bills and purchase food and not have to depend on any sort of government assistance. That is until one evening when I began my shift and the lights went out. Electric company pulled the power plug. Day before pay day, none of us ever received our wages, but the owner showed up at my new job waving hundred dollar bills around by the hand full. I threw him out of my dining room, and his friends too.

    I should have grabbed the money from his hand and put it in my pocket. He was actually propositioning me. But, he wasn’t hurting financially as my children and I went hungry and my credit was destroyed during the interval between jobs.

    Some places do struggle, but the better places will pick up the difference as lousy places go broke. That’s competition and it’s healthy as it weeds out poorly managed places.

    Restaurants tend to under pay hourly wages to wait persons while bus persons get paid min wage AND take home $20% of the wait person’s tips. Business have been depending on the public to pay the wages of their employees for far too long. As a wait person, YOU don’t even get a tax break for paying out that 20% as your cost of doing business!

    You can’t depend on tips for a living in a lot of places, because they’re too variable. Gone are the days when a quarter was a sufficient tip for a cup of coffee and piece of pie. But people still want to tip like that even with the pitiful wages that wait person’s receive.

    Then, there are the places where as a wait person you PAY to work there! Places like that do exist. I had a friend in Florida who was awaiting a placement in one such place. Yep, there’s a line!

    As a unionised wait person, my wage was 10% higher than the standard min wage for wait persons. That’s IT. For that, I got to turn over 2 hours pay per month, and I got to pay for medical insurance. There went the 10% difference. Restaurant unions in the state I worked in weren’t very good.

    Sunday afternoons were the absolute WORST day of the week to be on shift, no matter which state I worked in. Sorry folks, but the after church crowd is the most demanding, and chinchi (stingy) customers of all. They don’t order cheap, they run you around while their kids are throwing garbage everywhere, and IF you get even a portion of the standard tipping amount, you’re doing well. You can count on 1/4 or less of the standard amount. Once in a RARE while wait persons actually receive the full amount. Nobody wants to be scheduled for sunday afternoons :(

    If you can’t afford to budget in the tip, don’t eat there. Go to a fast food place. Some place you CAN afford.

  • Oil drops 9 percent on week on stronger dollar, glut warning

    03/13/2015 6:00:04 PM PDT · 22 of 34
    PrairieLady2 to vpintheak

    In early January we saw $1.75/ gallon. I saw a place in Oklahoma close to Wichita Falls where gas was $1.49. Now, it’s back up to $2.35-2.39/gal. depending on the day.

  • GOP Goes Ballistic Over Plan to Take The Iran Nuke Deal to the U.N.

    03/12/2015 10:16:53 PM PDT · 47 of 67
    PrairieLady2 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Bam’s handler is Iranian, isn’t she? (VJ)

  • Prepare-We are at the Verge of Collapse Says Jonathan Cahn Author of "Mystery of the Shemitah"

    03/08/2015 3:42:51 PM PDT · 25 of 67
    PrairieLady2 to Jack Hydrazine

    For those who want the message but lack the funds:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLP5CZLLaG8

  • Tens of thousands attend anti-Netanyahu rally in Tel Aviv

    03/08/2015 10:41:15 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    PrairieLady2 to EBH

    Yet another wordy article containing zero information. The criticism isn’t against the poster, but against the author of the article.

    OK, so some people don’t like Bibi, but they don’t say what it is they don’t like, or what they’d like to see instead.

    There are tons and tons of articles which fail to clearly state the problem, or a solution to it.

    Looks like poor journalism exists in Israel, too.

  • Finally, Some Pushing Back Against Big Government In D.C.

    03/08/2015 10:27:24 AM PDT · 16 of 31
    PrairieLady2 to CyberAnt

    Grass is replaceable. Childhood isn’t.

  • In a first, Indian state bans possession and sale of beef

    03/06/2015 10:07:21 AM PST · 16 of 25
    PrairieLady2 to C19fan

    Aren’t cows worshipped as a god, in India?

  • Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp

    03/05/2015 9:58:48 PM PST · 33 of 52
    PrairieLady2 to 867V309

    “too cheap to meter”

    Yep very cheap for them to produce, and it will cost the consumer an arm and a leg!

  • Billy Graham's Hometown Rejects Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

    03/05/2015 7:28:55 AM PST · 7 of 13
    PrairieLady2 to realcleanguy

    What really surprised me recently was learning that men don’t want women in the men’s room, either! Of course there are exceptions, but it seems that men want privacy also.

    I was at a public place of entertainment when a couple of women decided to check out the men’s room. Some of the men who were present, promptly marched into the men’s room and escorted the ladies OUT. They were very polite about it, but firm.

    I found that interesting, and was surprised as well as pleased to see that there are some men like that.

  • Gabby Giffords: Everyone Should Have to Pass Background Check My Attacker Passed

    03/04/2015 6:12:35 PM PST · 56 of 65
    PrairieLady2 to E. Pluribus Unum

    Background checks don’t make bullets less lethal. Background checks are not a crystal ball into the future.

    Driver’s licenses don’t make cars less lethal.

    Constitutional rights are not back ground dependant. They are either rights, or they are privileges.

    Multiple laws on multiple books, in multiple states, counties, towns, villages, and cities exist to prosecute injuries, attacks, and murders of people whether the crimes are committed with hands, weapons, or other ordinary every day items including ropes, automobiles, glass bottles, gasoline, and anything else one can dream up.

    It truly doesn’t matter whether or not a person is registered to use a hidden gun, or one hanging from the side of a holster in plain view. The lethality of the bullet once it exists the gun remains unchanged.

    The problem with injuring others isn’t just a mental thing, it’s a spiritual thing as well. It can’t be measured or predicted.

  • Netanyahu Says Iran Engaged in Deadly 'Game of Thrones'

    03/03/2015 3:20:59 PM PST · 11 of 13
    PrairieLady2 to E. Pluribus Unum

    I’m so glad we have a chance to examine Bibi’s speech over and over again because as I do, different things tend to pop out at me.

    For example, when he talks about the deal with Iran being a bad one, I think of how Obama hopes to save himself by making a deal. This in turn reminds me of the time in the book of Esther (since Purim is the theme that Bibi chose to use) when Mordecai warns Esther that if she doesn’t stand up to the king to save her people, if she tries to save herself, she will die ANYWAY. For those who don’t know, the queen was forbidden to approach the king unless he was summoned. And, if he failed to hold out his staff, she would be executed on the spot.

    Bibi spoke plainly, but he also spoke a “hidden” msg which is ALSO a Purim theme. There is much ‘hidden’ in the book of Esther. For example, one glaring omission is the name of HaShem (G-d) throughout the book, but his handi work is painfully obvious if one looks carefully.

  • Netanyahu: For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves

    03/03/2015 3:10:02 PM PST · 27 of 47
    PrairieLady2 to Ancesthntr

    You might be right about the hyperbole but if you consider that Israel was under ROMAN rule for some time before the temple was destroyed, and under Greek rule before that, then the generations are closer to 100.

    While she was under foreign rule, she had no authority of her own.

    I’m not familiar enough with how long the Roman’s ruled, or how long the Greeks ruled, or how long any other nation ruled to be able to give specific numbers. Perhaps someone else can.

  • DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

    03/02/2015 4:39:03 PM PST · 51 of 54
    PrairieLady2 to PoloSec

    Reading the OP makes me think we’re back in the dark ages with their unfounded suspicions and old wive’s tales.

  • Obama: Speaking to Congress a few weeks before election - 'a mistake'

    03/02/2015 3:21:16 PM PST · 18 of 28
    PrairieLady2 to Nachum

    I’m sure glad Bibi gave ‘bams a way to respond to the tension.

  • Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech (Tuesday March 3, 10:45am)

    03/02/2015 3:08:49 PM PST · 109 of 109
    PrairieLady2 to Georgia Girl 2

    thanks for the speaker.gov link. I can pull that one up. It links to youtube.

  • Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech (Tuesday March 3, 10:45am)

    03/02/2015 10:49:06 AM PST · 107 of 109
    PrairieLady2 to matthew fuller

    I found the Youtube replay of the speech from this morning, and that was excellent. I went to cspan but couldn’t get their player to load as my security sees their player as a tracker. And all I found there was log-in options to select a channel through one’s cable company. I don’t use cable for television viewing.

    I did allow the player, but something else is stopping it from loading and I’m not sure what. (brightcove)

    I was hoping that someone else might be streaming it, because I’d like to see it live if possible. If not, then I’ll catch it through youtube later. I do have antenna television and will look to see if any of the alphabet news moogles are showing it, but considering their democrat leanings I’ll be surprised if they show more than a twisted clip. I hope to be shown wrong on that one lol!

    I’ll keep an eye on this thread in case anybody comes up with something. TIA

  • Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech (Tuesday March 3, 10:45am)

    03/02/2015 9:35:26 AM PST · 104 of 109
    PrairieLady2 to matthew fuller; All

    Does anybody know of a live streaming online link that isn’t dependant upon signing into a cable company?

  • Why We Need to Hear Netanyahu

    03/01/2015 6:29:01 PM PST · 3 of 23
    PrairieLady2 to E. Pluribus Unum

    Good article. Thank-you!

  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 2:52:33 PM PST · 61 of 78
    PrairieLady2 to w1cbs

    Thank-you for your post about Zachar.

  • Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

    02/27/2015 12:05:02 AM PST · 5 of 12
    PrairieLady2 to kalee

    There was a very lengthy documentary about this on TV, way back in the early to mid 90’s. I think it might have been on PBS, but I can’t swear to it. It was a very interesting program and yes, anybody they considered to be defective, was sterilized. That included people with cerebral palsey which is damage caused during the birth process, and is not an inherited condition.

    And, it was cruel from what I remember about the program. I think of that documentary from time to time and now that the net exists, I think I’ll see if I can find it again.

  • Kansas Could Ban 'Barbaric' Abortion Method (Abortion Chambers outdo ISIS)

    02/25/2015 5:04:40 PM PST · 9 of 9
    PrairieLady2 to xzins

    The OP article contains an error. It says “A bill banning what’s known as the “Dilation and Evacuation” procedure, commonly known as partial birth abortion, passed Friday in the Kansas Senate.”

    D & E abortion is NOT the same as partial birth abortion even though they both result in a dead infant.

    Here is some information regarding both forms of abortion. BOTH are barbaric.

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    http://www.webmd.com/women/dilation-and-evacuation-de-for-abortion

    Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) for Abortion

    Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is done in the second 12 weeks (second trimester) of pregnancy. It usually includes a combination of vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage (D&C), and the use of surgical instruments (such as forceps).

    An ultrasound is done before a D&E to determine the size of the uterus and the number of weeks of the pregnancy.
    A device called a cervical (osmotic) dilator is often inserted in the cervix 24 hours before the procedure to help slowly open (dilate) the cervix. Dilating the cervix reduces the risk of any injury to the cervix during the procedure.

    Misoprostol may also be given several hours before surgery. This medicine can help soften the cervix.
    D&E usually takes 30 minutes. It is usually done in a hospital but does not require an overnight stay. It can also be done at a clinic where doctors are specially trained to perform abortion.

    Partial Birth Abortion:
    http://www.priestsforlife.org/partialbirth.html

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    In a partial birth abortion, the baby is actually delivered feet first and in one piece. Feet, legs and body of the infant are born, but the head is left inside the birth canal so that they can puncture a hole at the base of the skull, and suck the baby’s brains out. Then the deliver the head. This baby is born ALIVE, all but the head comes out before they kill it.