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by WheresMyWhite
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Go out and vote

At my Mom's rural TN polling place, voters are handed either red or blue ballots and sent to stand in another long line before they get to a voting station. It's even intimidating to her, a white woman, to have to stand there with her blue ballot. Voter turnout in that district is shockingly low .....
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Go out and vote

Did. I strongly, personally believe that one has no place complaining if one doesn't vote (as long as one can vote :) ).

Not so much who/what but that the privilege of voting was exercised.
by WheresMyWhite
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Tsavo wrote:Same thing


Really, I would have never guessed that 'objective reality' is the same as something which is known or proven to be true. If it works for you it must be the same... :?
by WheresMyWhite
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Tsavo wrote:
kande50 wrote:I think we first need a good definition of what is a fact and what isn't.


fact: a piece of objective reality


??

A thing that is known or proved to be true.


Per the English Oxford Living Dictionaries.
by WheresMyWhite
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Read, seek out the sources and read those. Facts are under there, people are just too lazy to dig. Others are too happy to suggest that those who have formed opinions did so without doing that digging as well, because it fits their 'the other side is just biased' narrative that supports their own b...
by WheresMyWhite
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 421

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Maybe look at the facts of the cost, if you care about that. Illegals in this country reproduce and their offspring reproduce. These people are then citizens elgible for services. This amounts to billions, billions that could have been spent on needy americans and other things. ATM, those undocumen...
by WheresMyWhite
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 421

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Given Trump, there is no honest position anywhere on the Republican spectrum. At this point, people who still claim to be any type of Republican are part of the problem and are at least complicitous. Rational people can't use the label any more. Not all Republicans are racist but most racists are R...
by WheresMyWhite
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Angfreda wrote:This nation isn't going to be and become better by people too delicate to hear the truth or people being too delicate to explain the truth to those who aren't fully aware of it.


But often is it the "truth" or someone's "opinion"?
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 421

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

With all due respect, then how will you ever learn about or have an opportunity to ponder others' points of view? If you all talk and agree with one another, how can there be debate or discussion? Why do I need to "learn" about other points of view from highly opinionated people who often...
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

you may choose to believe they are being ignorant, etc but they, more than likely, feel the same about you. And that's exactly the feedback I get when I talk to pro-Trump voters. The term "educated idiots", and similar, come up often. So you lower yourself to the opposing view's level? Ju...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Problem is that we have no way to know which "facts" are true, partly true, or false, so believe based upon our beliefs. That's what creationists say and they are 1,000 percent wrong also. Next. In your opinion, they are wrong. Why is it that people with an opposing view need to "lis...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 354

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Given how working class Republicans can be played or just know they are voting against their own interests, Or, the working class Republicans, like most (I suspect, but a guess on my part not based on documented fact) are one issue voters and there is much the President says that appeals to their o...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 421

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

With all due respect, then how will you ever learn about or have an opportunity to ponder others' points of view? If you all talk and agree with one another, how can there be debate or discussion? Why do I need to "learn" about other points of view from highly opinionated people who often...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

If you're speaking of real estate, it's a bad idea, speaking from experience. Why? In real estate, the buyer's agent is supposed to support the buyer's best interests, not the seller's. I've used a buyer's agent in the past and found them to be helpful when I did not have the time or inclination to...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 7671

Re: Please tell me it can stop

Why on earth are we resurrecting a post I made almost 10 months ago? No, I'm still not discussing my politics with you :) From Oxford Dictionary on 'justification' The action of showing something to be right or reasonable. or Good reason for something that exists or has been done. Seems to me that m...
by WheresMyWhite
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 35
Views: 783

Re: Lesson rant

Me too because sometimes you just can't believe that a person won't do the right thing. I used to "assume" that people would do the right thing, but I am long over that now. Rockabilly, you do know that 'assume' is an acronym, don't you?? :) It makes an *ss out of you and me :lol: Unfortu...
by WheresMyWhite
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 35
Views: 783

Re: Lesson rant

Thanks all! Yes exvet I guess ya gotta kiss a few toads... I’m going to try another trainer who I am pretty sure has no working students to palm me off on. :lol: Perhaps also suggest auditing a lesson first to see if their "style" matches what you are looking for? As well as asking if the...
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saving magazine articles
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Saving magazine articles

My printer (got it on sale at Staples) will scan to at least my computer (that's where I load everything to). I just looked, it will scan to email, network folder, Sharepoint or computer. Oh, my printer is hard-wired but most offer wi-fi as well. Will scan to PDF or JPG and does (one of my 'must hav...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1194

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Maybe the trigger they mention is some tick illness. Someone should look at the demographics wrt Lyme areas. And when the demographics on "unexplained" lameness are the same regardless of where, geographically, the horse is located... then what? How far would you pursue "unexplained&...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 722

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Many recipes need altitude adjustment. Baking often needs moisture... I made fudge once (at about 7'k feet) using a candy thermometer. I went from soft ball to cement in about 3 seconds as the temps need altitude adjustment. Ruined my nice pan. Heat canning, make adjustments. Bread may get dryer and...
by WheresMyWhite
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 722

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Mountaineer, what's your altitude? Remember that water boils at a lower temp at higher altitudes so I would not be surprised you need to adjust time and/or liquid. Evidently the Ultra series of the Instant Pot has an altitude adjustment. Otherwise, maybe check out some of the sites on cooking with p...
by WheresMyWhite
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: FEI TV Question
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: FEI TV Question

NBC has one, NBCSN has what looks like recaps of the live events on Olympic channel...

The cowboy channel was a few down from 624 (Olympic) on DirecTV.

I'm a sports nerd for some of the non-mainstream sports... NASCAR, bicycle road racing, horse racing as background entertainment :)
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: FEI TV Question
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: FEI TV Question

Depending on what events you want to watch, NBCSN (some), NBC (one, show jumping final IIRC) and the Olympic NBC channel (many, live) are also carrying WEG events (like 60+ hours). IIRC, on something like the Cowboy channel (?), I saw the FEI Reining events. NBC* is doing dressage, eventing, vaultin...
by WheresMyWhite
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

What is sad is that we find ourselves in a position to be reaching lower for people to look up to... rather than looking up for people to look up to. I know we don't always agree but on this, if I understand what you're saying is too sadly true. My personal restatement is, for me, depressing to see...
by WheresMyWhite
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

Musical Comedy, thank you. IMO, at the time other of his, or anyone's death, one should exercise some amount of discretion. The individual is gone and unaware but the living, the rest of us, are still here. Once the ceremony (regardless of how big or small) honoring the death is over, then, to me, t...
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

:cry: McCain wasn't God and IMO, I don't think he's being treated like one. I am sad for his family loosing a beloved father and husband. I'm also sad because he was a politician that had the balls to stand up to his party and POTUS. Far too many politicians play the party 'yes' game and McCain wasn...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I mind my own business?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Should I mind my own business?

I'm with the rest. MYOB unless the BO asks for your opinion/feedback. For all you know, maybe S has changed (highly unlikely :) ). Spreading rumor and innuendo proactively can make you look, IMO, petty. Wait until asked and then have your say :) Sounds like it would be a good thing if you're never a...
by WheresMyWhite
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 781

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Not to mention I am wearing a nylon and plastic back brace. I wore a "clamshell" back brace for 7 months :shock: I used to wear a plain white t-shirt under the brace (at the recommendation of my surgeon's office). Got some inexpensive men's t-shirts and they worked just ducky :) Maybe che...
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Wildfire

Mountaineer, glad you and all your "flock" are safe! Wildland fires are scary as they can burn so hot and fast. Good that you had defensible space as that can often make the different to the firefighters if they will defend your property or not. You are correct, LE cannot make you leave bu...
by WheresMyWhite
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Geraniums

Try going native. Check with your local native plant society or google 'native blooming perennials' for your part of the state to find a plant that is already adapted to your climate, altitude, amount of sun, etc. Then track down a nursery who carries native perennial plants. No fertilizer, no gues...
by WheresMyWhite
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Geraniums

Fertilizer?

It is often recommended to fertilize plants in containers because the water as it runs through the contain tends to wash the micronutrients out with it.

Same variety of geraniums?
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: more WEG issues...
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: more WEG issues...

FWIW, check into Uber or Lyft.

Don't know if the cost would be discounted but often venues have a concentrated drop-off/pickup point and might be easier than having to beg/borrow/steal a vehicle and less than a taxi...

Can you find someone else in Asheville to ride-share?
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1430

Re: Quality of Life ?

{{Hayburner}}

My thoughts are with you as you work through this decision.
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

I don't believe the Duggar parents have a show any longer but some of the offspring do.

I just can't bring myself to watch that show. Watched the parent show once and that was more than enough for me.
by WheresMyWhite
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

If you want to play a bit more, try planting sedums. I had really good success with mine on a north facing front yard at about 6000' :)

Surprisingly winter hardy.
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

OP, you did a great job!! You also mastered the trick of not planting too many small plants but rather planting a few small plants and letting them grow to their natural size. :) I lived in Colorado for a number of years and my last front yard I did the same thing... bark mulch, drip line, a few sma...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1826

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

Love the last photo of your lovely filly and your lovely daughter :)

Also love the markings on your filly's face... not the usual blob of white :D
by WheresMyWhite
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1826

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

What a cutie!

My favorite part of this age is when they are still learning how to use those long legs and every time they try some new, fancy move they haven't done before they get this expression ... I had no idea I could do that :D
by WheresMyWhite
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Delta Airlines S...s
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Delta Airlines S...s

Did Delta know your mother was partially deaf mother and has short-term memory issues? Or did Delta just know about the w/c. IIRC, the wheelchairs are wheeled around by airport staff, not the airline. This had to have been horrible for both you and your mother. Glad she made it to her destination sa...
by WheresMyWhite
Sun May 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers

Do your sneakers have actual heels in the sole?

If you are riding, IMO, you really, really should ride in shoes with heels :)
by WheresMyWhite
Sun May 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Interior decor / art
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Interior decor / art

I'm with Wicky... most of my wall "art" have stories behind them. Some/many are photo's I've taken, some are paintings that I love the style and have a connection with the artist, the rest have some "meaning" to me; I look at them and remember why I have them on my walls. I can't...
by WheresMyWhite
Wed May 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 1372

Re: What a few months it has been

FWIW, one can test all one wants and it still rarely finds "everything". For sure, a good test suite is very important but duplicating what real users do can be hard although there are tools (which, yes, cost $$) which can be used to capture what real users do for test playback. You aren't...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue May 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 808

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

IMO, do the prep your Dr requests or at least discuss it with your Dr :)

The procedure itself... piece of cake with the propofol.
by WheresMyWhite
Tue May 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 1372

Re: What a few months it has been

{{Chancellor}} Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pets. They will still always be with you (I know mine are :) ). You *have* had a challenging year. If your employer can't deal with that, then kick them to the curb. Don't know the ERP application you use but software of that nature a jump fro...
by WheresMyWhite
Fri May 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 808

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

FWIW, every Dr has their own preferred prep process. If there is one that sounds "appealing" (since, frankly, none of them area really appealing :lol:) ask your Dr about using that. Please, please get one. OTB, there is a member who didn't get one maybe as promptly as she should have. I'll...
by WheresMyWhite
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to stay near Santa Monica?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Where to stay near Santa Monica?

Not super close but on the correct side of town is the La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum (with artifacts removed from the tar pits). Really pretty cool if that type of thing appears to you and DH :)
by WheresMyWhite
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

gee, employers aren't going to ask your age (they can't). But, there are things that may tip them off such as a lot of experience :) (which is, IMO, both a good and bad thing). I had another thought. Are there any local classes or certifications relevant to what you would like to be doing? If so, ta...
by WheresMyWhite
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

What silk said... looking for a job anymore is a full time job. Get used to hearing nothing after submitting a resume/cover letter and also get used to (at least in my personal experience) hearing nothing after an encouraging phone screen with a recruiter. :roll: I did think the suggestion of going ...
by WheresMyWhite
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

I used suggestions from monster.com on resume writing when I'd been at a place for many years. Rather that write a job "timeline", break down your career to really, at a max, the last 10 years and what tasks/projects you've done and make the resume "tasks". Your cover letter shou...
by WheresMyWhite
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Help Please: Cell phone protection

I also use a direct internet connection (in my case, LAN+cable from desktop) for my bank interactions (unless I use the ATM at the grocery store which is right next to the small bank outlet). I don't have any bank info on my phone at all. Just can't bring myself to do that. I also have no landline.

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