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Posted by sillylittleme On Aug - 28 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
market basket strong

As a lifelong MA resident, I was mightily impacted by the recent battle over control of the revered Market Basket grocery chain. First thing this morning I went into my local Market Basket. The shelves are empty, they were stocking dry foods. The produce section is bare. There were three steaks in the case.

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Aug - 27 - 2014 48 COMMENTS
michael-brown-ferguson-funeral-ftr

Self-proclaimed critics attempted to tie Michael Brown to the Gangsta Life of the rap songs and violence, concluding that a kid with no criminal record was no better than a thug. Perhaps these critics have forgotten about the past, when young children idolized the pirates of the 1700s, the cowboys of the 1800s Old West, and the gangsters, bank robbers and killers of the early 1900s for their criminal exploits.

Posted by monicaangela On Aug - 22 - 2014 59 COMMENTS
bay window

Can we as citizens of this nation have an influence on policies that could help to alleviate some of the pain/strife that we see in this nation? Should we be trying to make this country/this world a better place or should we just be spectators?

Posted by Nirek On Aug - 17 - 2014 8 COMMENTS
350px-America_minwage.svg

If we had jobs that paid well and a minimum wage that was livable we would not have nearly as many problems. People would be busy doing their jobs and living their lives.

Posted by AdLib On Jul - 23 - 2014 23 COMMENTS
softball coaches

In the cases where “Tea Party Republican” softball parents get what they want but their daughter’s lack of skills lead to losses, they console their daughters that they did everything right and someone else is to blame (Obama?).

Posted by Nirek On Jul - 19 - 2014 46 COMMENTS
Medical_Marijuana_crop._University_of_Mississippi._Oxford

I have always thought that legal pot would stop people from buying from a dealer who could be adding other drugs to it for some nefarious reason.  Making it legal could help some people who would like to try it for a medical reason. How do you feel about legalizing pot?

Posted by Nirek On Jul - 18 - 2014 2 COMMENTS
IsthmusOfPanama

We decided to go from the Pacific ocean to the Atlantic ocean. It took us a week to hike 117 miles across the Isthmus of Panama. The Army used helicopters to support us. They flew in and dropped C rations and cases of Coke and fresh water for us.

Posted by Misterbadexample On Jul - 17 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
AIRS Methane

The most compelling problem with climate collapse/global warming currently being discussed by scientists is that while the progressive climb upward of c02 (or methane) in parts per million seems gradual, there are numerous feedback loops that have been set off by warmer temperatures.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jul - 17 - 2014 13 COMMENTS
images

I had received this phone call three times before. At about one in the afternoon my phone rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone to call and I thought it might be just another telemarketer or maybe a wrong number. Looking back, I wish it had been one or the other. The […]

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Jul - 13 - 2014 77 COMMENTS
australia

There are many myths about Australia and the people who populate it. Yes, we have the nastiest snakes, spiders, sharks, jellyfish and even birds who will kill you stone dead in seconds, but you normally don’t find them in the suburbs of our main cities, where most of us live.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jul - 13 - 2014 23 COMMENTS
Thunderstorm

Yet, there was something magical about that night, maybe the electricity in the air, the astounding lightening strikes, the pounding rain, the roaring wind, or the so, so freshness of the rain cleansed air.

Posted by Nirek On Jul - 5 - 2014 52 COMMENTS
the fox kit and mom

These pictures are random from my “game camera”. I set it in a couple places around my house. I get many critters that show up.

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 26 - 2014 68 COMMENTS
Turkey_Vulture_flying_profile

I don’t care what you call it, but there is something we all think of as God, Mother Nature, or some kind of Higher Power.

Posted by phoenixdoglover On Jun - 20 - 2014 39 COMMENTS
Professor Brat Goes to Washington?

Americans’ current confidence in Congress [7%] is not only the lowest on record, but also the lowest Gallup has recorded for any institution in the 41-year trend.

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