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  • Will there be MORE WikiLeaks Releases of DNC Emails During Democrat Philly Convention?

    07/23/2016 2:44:04 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    TMD to PJ-Comix

    From your lips, to God’s ears.....

  • (VANITY) Cancer status

    07/12/2016 12:16:38 PM PDT · 6 of 25
    TMD to the OlLine Rebel

    Here is a great resource in California. http://thesecondopinion.org/

    The mission of thesecondopinion is to provide free, comprehensive second opinions to adults in California diagnosed with cancer. At the heart of our program are the volunteer efforts of over sixty board-certified physicians from multiple cancer related specialties. Their diverse experiences in cancer diagnosis and treatment allow us to provide a patient centered and compassionate service not duplicated by any other agency in California.

    I used them and received a telephone consult very quickly. The doctor concurred with the course of treatment that was recommended. I didn’t question what the docs had recommended but it did provide an extra layer of comfort that the Second Opinion doctors agreed. Private message me if you would like more details.

  • School’s Vegan Approach Has Kids Invested In Eating Well

    01/15/2016 7:38:39 AM PST · 35 of 39
    TMD to Rurudyne

    My son, who has always been very resourceful, would figure out a way to bring bacon and sell it for 50 cents a strip. He would have made a fortune!!!

  • Single-stall unisex restrooms may become law in S.F.

    01/11/2016 5:38:50 PM PST · 44 of 50
    TMD to artichokegrower

    Just saw a blurb on the local SF news station, KTVU. It only talked about all the wonderful reasons why this is a good idea- women would encounter shorter lines for instance, it takes the guess-work out of choosing a bathroom for parents with kids of the opposite ‘gender’.

    David Campos from the SF Board of Supervisors whined about how North Hollywood, Washington D.C. and New York have been ahead of the curve and that San Francisco should be leading the way.

    From personal experience, it takes away the privacy for 100% of women, teenage and young girls to ‘do their business’ without sharing the facility with men. We visit SF several times a year and it is not uncommon to have men, women, young girls, boys, grandmas and grandpas all standing in the same line to use the restrooms. The toilets are behind locking doors, the sinks are in a ‘common’ area.

    The last time I encountered one of these was at a very pricey restaurant, “The Slanted Door”, at the Ferry Building. I went to use the restroom and a man came out of the toilet zipping up his pants. I went in and the seat was down with ‘sprinkles’ all over it and the toilet was unflushed. I attempted to flush it with the manual override (which didn’t work). I couldn’t get out of there fast enough without doing my business. It was so Disgusting. It’s the only thing I really remember of the restaurant where we plopped down ~$600 for dinner....when I complained to my kids (young adult men) they looked at me like I had two heads.

    I just picture my 90 yo mother in law standing in line between hulking men to use the facilities. No One seems to care about little kids who get their first taste of independence by being allowed to go the the restroom by themselves in a restaurant the first time. No One cares that teenage girls and women use this private time for primping, chit-chatting amongst themselves or taking care of female hygiene issues privately.

    All this is being sacrificed on the altar of Political Correctness in the event someone might get their feelings hurt....A pox on SF!

  • Rose Bowl Parade

    01/01/2016 2:27:28 PM PST · 59 of 59
    TMD to ifinnegan

    Yep

  • Rose Bowl Parade

    01/01/2016 1:13:32 PM PST · 52 of 59
    TMD to ifinnegan

    The Sikh float was lovely and they do have a message of Peace, it was the fact that on KRONTV, they introduced the Lutheran float with it’s message that Jesus is the light of the world and then never showed the float and abruptly ended the broadcast.....It is an SF TV station so, not much of a surprise....

  • Rose Bowl Parade

    01/01/2016 12:54:26 PM PST · 48 of 59
    TMD to Don Corleone

    The most notable thing I observed was at the very end of the parade there was a Sikh float with dancers along each side and the commentators went on and on about the float “Vasakhi” — named after the celebration of harvest in Punjab, India — fosters more public understanding about Sikh culture and its positive contributions to American society.

    It was a lovely float with an inspirational message.

    Next, some horse, a Park float and then the commentators (barely) introduced the final float ‘Lutheran Laymen’s League/Lutheran Hour Ministries’ whose message is ‘Jesus Is the Light of the World,’ after the introduction, the Broadcast abruptly ended without ever showing the float.
    Seems like the ultimate in PC...

  • Environmentalism is the "New Age" Socialism

    12/05/2015 1:46:49 PM PST · 14 of 15
    TMD to Carry_Okie

    I’ve always enjoyed reading your stuff. I grew up in LG and am currently battling the Campbell Planning and building depts over adding a crappy little addition to the house we’ve owned for 28+ years.
    Keep fighting the good fight!!!

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/04/2015 7:38:49 AM PST · 26 of 27
    TMD to Utah Binger

    Beautiful!!

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/03/2015 9:16:27 PM PST · 20 of 27
    TMD to Utah Binger

    Nowdays, being designated as ‘Historical’ is the kiss of death for ever making any improvement.

    It’s so bad that, in Santa Clara, you’re supposed to get a permit to replace your dishwasher, replace your kitchen faucets, put irrigation in your lawn, etc....

    It is truly the death of 1000 cuts. They get away with it by picking on tiny little constituencies and no one notices or cares because, until you try to make any improvement, it’s completely off your radar. A local realtor told us the story about a homeowner who was replacing a post on his front porch because of termites and a city inspector was driving by and asked if he had a permit. He said, No. The inspector said “Stop work, you need a permit.”

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/03/2015 8:11:08 PM PST · 18 of 27
    TMD to Utah Binger

    My mother was one of the original house-flippers as a divorced mother of 5 in the late 60’s. She got a 10k loan from my grandfather, took a big risk and used us kids as sweat-equity in fixing up a dumpy little house on Edelen Ave (now worth more than 2million$$) by Old Town in Los Gatos. She repeated this over and over and over and was very successful with tons of hard work. She could NEVER do the same thing today. The motto in California is that success and hard work are punished, mindless drones are rewarded.

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/03/2015 8:03:28 PM PST · 17 of 27
    TMD to tumblindice

    No, the ‘Special Study’ is the San Tomas Area Neighborhood Plan. http://www.cityofcampbell.com/DocumentCenter/View/167 The criteria are intended to provide guidance to applicants and consistency in design review.
    Objectives
    1. Ensure that the size of homes are in proportion to lot size.
    2. New developments and additions to existing homes should be integrated with homes in the
    surrounding area.
    3. Ensure that projects in planned developments zones are compatible with the surrounding
    area.
    4. Use landscaping to enhance the rural characteristics of the area.
    5. Establish criteria to determine larger than minimum lot size.

    We don’t even come close to violating a single thing in this plan. We did a huge kitchen remodel (moving load bearing walls) last year. For this project we had to notify all our neighbors so they could comment on the plans. The stupidest thing of all is that the only two neighbors who could possibly be impacted by a change in our backyard are in San Jose (we’re the last house in Campbell). They were not notified by the Campbell planning department because they’re in San Jose.

    It is mind-numbing. My Grandfather was a developer back in the 50’s and developed a lot of the neighborhoods off Blossom Hill Road. Lu-Ray Drive is named after my grandmother (Lucille) and my grandfather (Ray). Building, planning, demo, remodeling courses through my blood.

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/03/2015 7:23:56 PM PST · 13 of 27
    TMD to tumblindice

    VOC is Volatile Organic Compounds (off-gassing)- basically water-based paints/solvents (low) vs. petroleum based (high). You can’t even buy any house paint around here that isn’t water-based.

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/03/2015 7:04:07 PM PST · 8 of 27
    TMD to Sacajaweau

    We have a designer who drew up the plans (same way as last year for a major kitchen remodel involving moving load bearing walls). We’re doing it as owner/builder (they hate do it your selfers). He said he’s never seen any city with requirements like this and yes, he’s done many remodels/additions in the City of Campbell over the last 30 yrs. I guess part of the ‘special scrutiny’ by the planning department was to insist we provide paint/roofing samples but not ensure we’re using ‘low-VOC’ materials, that’s for the F’n Building Department.....you can’t even find anything that isn’t low-VOC around here......

  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    11/03/2015 6:41:34 PM PST · 1 of 27
    TMD
    A pox upon all their houses!
  • California’s Climate Change Revolt

    09/13/2015 6:19:50 PM PDT · 50 of 58
    TMD to Brad from Tennessee

    Dirty bass-turds....there is no end to the myriad of ways they can and do get “all-up” ion your business.....Don’t even get me started about requiring us to trench through 100’ of sidewalk and driveway so our gutters drain into the storm drains rather than into the bak lawn (10’ away...)

  • California’s Climate Change Revolt

    09/12/2015 8:34:58 PM PDT · 36 of 58
    TMD to TMD

    We ARE praying for mercy on our souls......

  • California’s Climate Change Revolt

    09/12/2015 8:30:19 PM PDT · 35 of 58
    TMD to Brad from Tennessee

    California loves to punish homeowners and taxpayers in the quest for a “perfect” environment by enacting endless, dubious regulations filled with good intentions.

    We’re attempting to add a small addition to our home in Campbell. There are a myriad of hoops we have to jump through involving extra time and money begging for permission from the planning commission before we can even submit plans to the building department. We’ve paid our indulgences and are not praying for mercy on our souls.

    We received a bid to replace our roof. Part of the proposal stated the roofing company will “Provide a third party lead based paint test on all exterior surfaces of the house as required by the EPA” WTF? We repainted the whole dang house last year and I can be 100% sure it was not lead paint......The spiderweb of regulations is never ending. Talk about the death of a thousand cuts. Of course any complaint I make is greeted with “What, you don’t want a safe home/community/environment???”

    If it weren’t for jobs and family and another 7 or 8 years until retirement we’d be outta here, though the tentacles of good intentions reach everywhere......

  • Tell Us About Your First Job

    09/06/2015 10:30:05 PM PDT · 171 of 201
    TMD to blueunicorn6

    When I was about 8, I sold bunches of holly from my red wagon at Christmastime. At 13 (when I could get my SS card), I rode my bike across town to cut apricots on Shannon Road for $1/tray. Babysitting for 50 cents/hour and then 75 cents/hr. When I was 16 I got a real job at Baskin Robbins and then Jack in the Box and then a local retirement home (working in the kitchen), next a banquet waitress at a hotel to get me through college and finally working for a large Aerospace company for the last 33 years. Start at the bottom kids and work your way up.....

  • Gov. Brown Doesn't Want California To Use This Word For Immigrants [Stalinism Comes To California!]

    08/10/2015 7:57:15 PM PDT · 45 of 52
    TMD to Steelfish

    I prefer the term “Undocumented Democrat voter”.....good thing California has solved all its other problems so they can waste time having minions comb through every piece of official documentation, scrub it for the offending word and reissue it all.

    Harumph!

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/06/2015 1:33:59 PM PDT · 42 of 47
    TMD to Vendome

    The paperwork has “Development Application” across the top, it seems pretty obvious it’s aimed at a development rather than a puny little addition. The designer questioned them and their only response was “You’re in a special study zone”.

    When my husband takes the paperwork in, he’s going to say - “I think we were given the wrong paperwork because it’s an application for a development, not remodel.”

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/06/2015 1:30:24 PM PDT · 41 of 47
    TMD to mad_as_he$$

    Exactly none. Not having the time or ability to spend full-time combing through the minutia in every single city council meeting in the last 28 years in anticipation of rules that would effect me at some point in time, I relied on the city council to balance the interests of its taxpaying homeowners wanting to improve their properties with the city interests in having local properties improved. We do pay them to look after our interests.

    Campbell has always been a rather sleepy, laissez faire, non busy-body sort of town where reasonableness was the rule.

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/06/2015 1:09:31 PM PDT · 40 of 47
    TMD to Buttons12

    Yep, family and jobs are currently the ties that bind us here. As those change in the next few years, we will likely hit the tipping point.

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/05/2015 11:02:49 PM PDT · 27 of 47
    TMD to i get it

    Oy, I feel your pain!! They don’t mind spending other people’s money and wasting their time. Sounds like a pretty expensive addition- $$$/sq ft.

    When it came time for our final kitchen inspection, the inspector said we needed railings on our steps to get the kitchen signed off. After a couple of months of trying to figure out how to manage that without ruining the look o the brick pilasters on the side of the steps, we finally had custom wrought iron railings installed. When we called again to have the final, they said “Oh, it’s already been signed off” - months earlier....frikkin morons.

    Good luck finding a new state, especially one that hasn’t been poisoned by Californians. Let me know where you end up. ; )

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/05/2015 10:52:06 PM PDT · 24 of 47
    TMD to Michael.SF.

    Yep, we’ve looked at the website for info about “Special Study Zones” and couldn’t find any information.

    Being designated an “historical district” is the kiss of death if you ever want to make improvements.

    The ironic thing is that all the paperwork seems to be directed at a developer planning a development rather than a puny little room add-on in an unused side yard. These people are like the hall monitors from junior high...just following the ‘rules’ and there’s no way on God’s green earth they will ever admit they are wrong or made a mistake....

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/05/2015 10:46:05 PM PDT · 22 of 47
    TMD to bluejean

    We bought this house in ‘87 with the intent of living here through retirement. It’s a single story, quiet, great neighborhood and close enough to anything we need. With the kids done with college we need to replace the roof so we’re also trying to upgrade/improve the layout to see us through our retirement years and ensure the kids aren’t stuck with a house they won’t be able to sell for a decent price because ‘deferred maintenance’ is required. That’s what happened with my in-laws house, too many things required work it wasn’t worth our while so we sold it and invested in our home so the kids wouldn’t be in the same situation - especially since they’ll never be able to buy a home in this area.

    Every time I go to the planning dept I just want to say screw it...we’re outta here.

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/05/2015 10:20:20 PM PDT · 19 of 47
    TMD to Battle Hymn of the Republic

    We’ve never attempted to add an addition before so, yes the extent of the noses up your skirt and the breadth of what they can “force” you to do outside the scope of the four walls is jaw-dropping. After having gone through a kitchen remodel last year (which did not require the additional design scrutiny) we thought we were prepared. Our remodel was done under 2012 rules, these are 2013 rules.....The requirement to prove you aren’t disrupting the tidelands or bays or hills in a landlocked, flat community is ridiculous. A kindergartner could tell you that’s not an issue.

  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/05/2015 9:05:04 PM PDT · 1 of 47
    TMD
  • Maddy Middleton murder: A teen's turbulent family life and the death of a Santa Cruz 8-year-old

    07/31/2015 11:22:23 AM PDT · 13 of 15
    TMD to artichokegrower

    When I first heard that this happened near an “affordable housing” project, I was certain the outcome would be grim and involve a scum bag without a moral compass......

  • What are your (non-conservative) acquaintances saying about abortion videos?

    07/30/2015 6:54:51 PM PDT · 17 of 52
    TMD to MNDude

    Just saw a graphic on FB from cadof.org called “Conservatives are destroying our Future” because 97% of what PP does is for contraception, health services, testing/treatment of STDs......

    I’ve seen an unbelievable amount of outrage and indignation for a lion, however.

    Words Fail me...

  • Americans Buy Into Marxist Family Planning

    07/21/2015 9:11:53 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    TMD to Ray76

    When my kids were in high school (2004-2012), they couldn’t count any hours of community service if it was with the church - mission trips, vacation bible school, homeless shelters, etc...the school considered it discriminatory because it only helped a small population....... California, of course...

  • How\ where are you Freeping right now?

    07/20/2015 8:29:53 AM PDT · 179 of 186
    TMD to ProtectOurFreedom

    Tons of water. It’s down only 138’. In ‘77 it was down about 250’ feet but still plenty of water to swim/ski.
    Low water keeps the scaredy cats away. We’ve practically got the whole (humongous) lake to ourselves!

  • How\ where are you Freeping right now?

    07/19/2015 6:52:28 PM PDT · 46 of 186
    TMD to MNDude

    On a houseboat, on Lake Shasta in 97 deg weather, listening to Led Zeppelin, enjoying a cocktail!!!

  • Gender neutral restrooms gaining traction among schools

    05/31/2015 1:52:08 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    TMD to ExCTCitizen

    Yep, it was a special occasion dinner - Our 30th anniversary and my son’s 25th birthday. He was in San Francisco for an event. It’s the new ‘thing’ with restaurants in S.F. because they’re sooooo progressive (undoubtedly it’s a mandate by the city so no one gets their feeling hurt by being forced to choose a male or female bathroom)......it used to be only ghetto gas stations had unisex bathrooms.....blech!!

    P.A. It does no good to complain to progressives, they look at you like you’re a troglodyte.....I think it unisex bathrooms would be worthwhile to mention on Yelp, however....

  • Gender neutral restrooms gaining traction among schools

    05/31/2015 9:28:18 AM PDT · 12 of 34
    TMD to artichokegrower

    Not only schools. We went to dinner at the Slanted Door in San Francisco last night. An upscale trendy restaurant at the Ferry Building. When you spend nearly $500 for dinner for six, the very least you would expect is some privacy to allow men and women to ‘do their business’, touch up their makeup and hair or chit chat privately.

    I went to use the restroom before dinner. There are 4 enclosed stalls with locking doors and a common area for washing your hands. I walked in and men were milling about, one came out of one of the stalls. When I entered, the seat was up, pees drop all around, the bowl was full of piss and the manual override flush mechanism didn’t work. I didn’t use it and then waited 4 hours until I got home to use a restroom.

    Civlilized, progressive, inclusive, tolerant???? No, Absolutely DISGUSTING. I barely like sharing the restroom with the men in my family. Since it’s San Francisco, there’s no consideration for people with young or even teenaged children to have some privacy and safety. I always think of my 90 yr old mother-in-law having to stand in line with a bunch of men and walking into a stall that was just evacuated by a man..... These people rally have no sense of decency whatsoever.....(don’t even get me started on the extra 8% tacked onto your bill for health care....)

  • Google to diversify workforce

    03/25/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · 17 of 30
    TMD to Buckeye McFrog

    Talk about stepping through the looking glass....”speaking the truth about Silicon Valley’s dismal diversity problem”......I have never heard a more ludicrous statement....obviously made by someone who has never stepped foot in any Silicon Valley Company in the last 20 years.

    I’m speaking as a woman, a satellite systems engineer and a 33 yr employee of a major aerospace firm.....(P.S. I hate diversity. I like working with really smart people who work hard and as a result “diversity” takes care of itself...)

  • See how much income you'd need to afford a home in most California cities

    03/15/2015 9:35:49 PM PDT · 28 of 39
    TMD to artichokegrower

    A crappy little (1300 sq ft) house down the street just sold for $1.03M. The asking price was $984k. It had 5900 sq ft lot, no landscaping, 1960’s bathrooms, tiny galley kitchen. http://www.zillow.com/homes/recently_sold/19661671_zpid/37.270958,-121.978685,37.267201,-121.98862_rect/16_zm/?view=map

    Un-frikkin-believable...there were 4 offers the first day it was on the market.

    Last year we remodeled our kitchen......the Hall Monitors in the planning dept. coast us at least 15k more than we planned to implement rules and regulations to help keep “stupid” people safer......

    My kids will NEVER be able to afford anything around here......ugh!

  • Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Explodes With Record-Breaking $81.7 Million

    02/15/2015 7:03:28 PM PST · 39 of 41
    TMD to C19fan

    No, I haven’t read the book and don’t plan on seeing the movie but, from everything I’ve read, it encompasses everything we don’t want our sons and daughters to idealize in a relationship.

    http://www.bonbonbreak.com/letter-children-fifty-shades-grey/

    The liberals and Hollywood are doubling down on “bread and circuses” to keep the masses sated. From my lips to God’s ears that some people will wake up to what’s being sold to them as the good life.

  • Cellophane on Ice

    12/08/2014 6:41:30 AM PST · 3 of 6
    TMD to NOBO2012

    I’m a costume designer for musical theater....but still, I can make anyone look great with what they’ve got (with meager budgets).....Every time I see MO, I’m usually stunned by all the wrong things about her look. The latest formal gown - too short, doesn’t hang right, the tiny ribbon around the waist is wrong, the bodice is not flattering at all and my first impression was that it looks like saran wrap.

    Not that we should focus on her clothing but, really, any expensive designer available at the snap of a finger and that’s what they come up with??

  • Vanity: To brine or not to brine, that is the question . . .

    11/26/2014 5:40:25 PM PST · 61 of 101
    TMD to afraidfortherepublic

    Thanksgiving 2014
    Appetizers -
    Prosciutto nests with Quail Eggs and Chives
    Wonton cups with Slivered Carrots and Cucumbers with Sriracha Peanut Sauce
    Gyoza stuffed with Savory Spinach Dip
    Fig and Feta Pillows
    Antipasto
    First Course -
    Autumn Fruit Salad
    Green Salad
    Main Course -
    Golden Roasted Turkey served with
    Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Giblet Gravy
    Stuffing with Sausage, Cranberries and Apples
    Orange-Ginger Glazed Carrots
    Green Beans with Caramelized Onions, Slivered Almonds and Balsamic Reduction
    Sweet Potatoes with Brandy, Cinnamon & Honey-Orange Drizzle
    Warmed Pugliese and Walnut-Cranberry Bread served with Whipped Herbed Butter
    Grande Marnier Cranberry Sauce
    Dessert -
    Pecan Pie
    Pumpkin Pie
    Fresh Apple Pie

  • AP U.S. History - How Low Will They Go?

    11/20/2014 12:45:34 PM PST · 12 of 13
    TMD to RipSawyer

    For the younger generation, the lack of recent historical knowledge is shocking. I’ve worked for a large Aerospace firm as a satellite systems engineer for 30+ years. I heard that Margaret Thatcher died on my way in to work one day. When I came in I said, “Gee, Margaret Thatcher died.” A 25 yr old, Purdue, EE said “Who’s Margaret Thatcher?” I was dumbstruck and thought he was pulling my leg but he was absolutely sincere. Another young engineer came up to me and said that he knew who Margaret Thatcher was. I said, “Yeah, not knowing who Margaret Thatcher is, is like not knowing who Lech Walesa is.” He said, “Who’s Lech Walesa?” The following day the first young engineer came up to me and said, “I found out that Margaret Thatcher was the prime Minister of England. So, What’s the big deal?”

    We have a generation, not terribly far removed from the fall of communism and they have NO idea of who/what/why the significance of recent historical events that have changed the course of history.

  • UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming

    11/19/2014 3:52:44 PM PST · 38 of 56
    TMD to NormsRevenge

    The depth of the stupidity of our rulers is unfathomable. Remember when the U.N. decided to shut down the A/C there on the weekends in 2008? Ever wonder how long it lasted? Probably until the first batch of computers had to be replaced and/or until they walked in to an unbearably hot building on Monday morning.

    http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/cool-united-nations

    I’m a systems engineer and it drives me absolutely crazy when the “Smart, Concerned” people pick a single piece of a complex system and determine they can ‘fix’ it. They make as much sense as sacrificing virgins to ensure the sun comes up in the morning.....

  • AP U.S. History - How Low Will They Go?

    11/19/2014 11:44:53 AM PST · 6 of 13
    TMD to Kaslin

    My son took an AP government class in 2007. The textbook was written by Larry Sabato (or at least his name was on the cover...)I flipped through the book and was astounded to see the unabashed pro-union, anti-business, pro-socialism slant of the book. (It was almost like reading the SJ Mercury News....)Additionally there was an insert inside the front cover that was all about global warming and gay marriage. I flipped to the index to see what, if anything was mentioned about religion....there was a single paragraph about how religious people are bigots because they are against gay marriage....Was I shocked? No, this is California but I found it pretty shameless that an AP Government textbook did not focus on the workings of the government from local to state to federal level. Our schools are infested with these types of textbooks and teachers. Be aware, parents!!

  • (VANITY) What happens to the U.S. economy when so many are forced to pay much higher healthcare prem

    11/09/2014 7:54:22 PM PST · 16 of 75
    TMD to TMD

    P.S. When I retire in 4 years, my portion will be another 3 x’s as much as it is today.....

  • (VANITY) What happens to the U.S. economy when so many are forced to pay much higher healthcare prem

    11/09/2014 7:53:03 PM PST · 14 of 75
    TMD to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    My portion of health care contributions has gone up 549% in the past 10 years. I’ve been working for the same company (30+ yrs) and have had the exact same insurance coverage for that time.

    It ticks me off when the person in front of me at the doctor has a hissy fit when their copay is $5 and mine is $50.....

  • Please help if you know what this might be

    10/16/2014 2:22:41 PM PDT · 88 of 107
    TMD to catnipman

    A friend’s daughter got a catastrophic case of SJS believed to have been brought on by Children’s Motrin. NSAIDs have been linked to SJS.

  • Please help if you know what this might be

    10/16/2014 12:06:47 PM PDT · 61 of 107
    TMD to Pining_4_TX

    Check for Stevens Johnson syndrome. Prayers up that he doesn’t have it.

  • Message from the California Public Utilities Commission

    10/01/2014 2:21:34 PM PDT · 1 of 16
    TMD
    Just when I thought my mind could not be boggled any further we receive this from the Ministry of Climate Truth.....ugh!!
  • More districts skipping meat on Mondays

    09/09/2014 4:15:06 PM PDT · 7 of 34
    TMD to Oldeconomybuyer

    Hmm, I was raised Catholic and we went ‘meatless’ every Friday.....

  • California charges ahead with electric vehicles

    09/09/2014 8:45:59 AM PDT · 31 of 61
    TMD to artichokegrower

    As usual, the law of unintended consequences prevails....Cities in California are starting to charge at their charging stations.
    http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_26456204/lectric-car-drivers-may-start-paying-charge-up