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greenmountaingal
70-79, F
United States
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1st 3 Mths of SW
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Retired teacher, age 71, in new desert community
Should a parent who does not molest his/her child but only threatens to do so go to prison?
This is assuming the threat to sexually molest the child was spoken to the child in a serious, threatening manner, in secret, of course, not in front of anyone but the child. I realize that under those circumstances it would be difficult to convict a...
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14 replies
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3 days ago
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Parenting & Family
What people, places or things do you find boring? What makes them boring?
70-79, F
12 replies
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Sep 16, 2017
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Embarrassing & Funny
How safe is air freshener?
The other day a sudden brief desert storm blew through my town, and the ants came pouring into my otherwise beautiful poolside room. I had forgotten to get ant baits and ant poison spray when I'd gone shopping. In desperation, trying to stem the...
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12 replies
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Sep 12, 2017
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Seeking Advice
I Love Greeting Cards
I read about a study where a professor sent a bunch of fancy Christmas cards to neighbors in his area within about 6 blocks of his home. Most of those who received his card sent one back! These neighbors assumed they must know him somehow but could n...
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70-79, F
4 replies
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Aug 31, 2017
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I Don't Have the Answer
A long time ago, when it was clear my mother had changed, when I couldn't take her awful temper tantrums, when I cried a lot most nights....I got up the courage to ask an important question, one I felt was a key to my well being and happiness. I...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Aug 13, 2017
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I Am Prone to Inappropriate Laughter
Or, anyway, I was, like many teenagers, prone to inappropriate laughter back in the day. My fondest memory of this happened on a blind date when I was in my mid teens. The movie was: The Bramble Bush starring Richard Burton. It was a way too serio...
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0 replies
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Aug 7, 2017
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Any good tips on how to crash a party?
I have decided to crash parties in the upcoming winter holiday season. I have only crashed one party in my life (I got away with it, and it was fun). Any tips on: Picking the party, dressing, what to say to people conversationally, how to avoid gett...
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70-79, F
4 replies
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Aug 7, 2017
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Friends & Acquaintances
I Have Experienced Synchronicity
This last weekend I attended a sweepstakers conference. I don't usually go anywhere or meet anyone so this was a big deal. I had to drive about 50 miles to get to it, and I am an old arthritic lady with health problems...so it was exhausting. T...
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70-79, F
10 replies
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Jul 31, 2017
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I Want To Prevent Suicide
How will you die? If you are a north American person under the age of 50, you will probably commit suicide if the insurance companies have their way. So far, they've made a lot of progress in the U.S. According to the stats I've read, ab...
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0 replies
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Jul 19, 2017
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Was he honest? Was he fair?
I took a driver's test last year to get my drivers license back from the California DMV. I had had my license taken away from me (not a suspension) because I was driving recklessly due to a sudden onset of a severe illness involving an antibioti...
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5 replies
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Jul 18, 2017
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Situations
I Ve Gone From A See Food Diet To A See Fat Diet
Here's what not to do when you notice someone has just lost a lot of weight. I have seen this often. Ask the person how he or she did it. Then, after he or she tells you, grab the newly slim person by the hand very firmly and tow him or her ove...
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3 replies
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Jul 12, 2017
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I Am Interested In Politics
Actually, I am not that politically involved. I am a moderate. But I originally came on here to see if I could find other red diaper babies (=both parents in the Communist Party), especially those who had unhappy childhoods during the 1950s, the so...
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70-79, F
6 replies
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Jun 23, 2017
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Can anyone advise me about what kind of food processor I should get?
I'm a home canner with pickle season coming up soon. I've gotten arthritic over the years, and now I have a tough time slicing many lbs. of cucumbers for my pickles.. I would like to buy an automatic electric slicer of some kind. I check...
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11 replies
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Jun 22, 2017
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Food
I Did Something Unexpected
In 1965, I was living with a violent bully who had a bloated ego. Dale used to call me his "dumb little orphan." The reference was to the fact that my mother was a bully as well who had tossed me out of her apartment when I tried to run to ...
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0 replies
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Jun 19, 2017
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I Hate "charities" That Are A Scam
Some years ago, it became apparent that most major charites supposedly collecting money to cure catastrophic diseases had never, over the many decades of their existence, contributed in any way to finding cures for the diseases. Their business models...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Jun 17, 2017
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I Am Trying To Lose Weight And Get Healthy
I wish that every person (on here and in real life) who ever gave me a hard time about my excess weight, every body shaming jerk I've ever encountered, could be awake tonight like I am suffering hunger pangs, and overwhelming food cravings. Food...
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15 replies
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Jun 15, 2017
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What's the worst houseguest you have ever had in your house? What's your worst experience being a houseguest yourself?
My worst houseguest came for one night and stayed for six weeks. At the end of the first week, she brought her son in to stay while I was away at work. Getting them out nearly killed me. I had the 'flu at the time and was also working as a stude...
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13 replies
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Jun 14, 2017
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Embarrassing & Funny
Are these good reasons to cheat on your doctor ordered diet?
1. "Come on, you can diet tomorrow!" 2. "We're all having a piece!" (This is based on the peculiar but common idea that calories don't count if everyone is eating the same thing together). 3."It's Jane's...
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11 replies
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Jun 12, 2017
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Health
I Need a Diet Buddy
I am feeling very discouraged. I won't quit because in my present situation, quitting is just not an option for me. I stuck very carefully to my Nutrisystem diet, which must be a permanent diet for me. The first week I lost weight. Now it...
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70-79, F
20 replies
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Jun 12, 2017
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"Nobody joins a cult." True?
I really believe this from observation. I've even heard people say things like, "Oh, no, it's not a cult! That was the first thing I asked them and they said they're not."
70-79, F
10 replies
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Jun 12, 2017
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Personal, Thoughts & Feelings
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