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  1. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Yes, I know I should exercise and it has helped...

    Yes, I know I should exercise and it has helped in the past. I think I even had participated in the exercise thread but dropped out. And now I rarely come to BT to be inspired by it.
  2. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I've been getting Social Security statements for...

    I've been getting Social Security statements for years. They have always read that 40 credits (or whatever the term at that time) were needed to receive SS benefits. For each credit you have to...
  3. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I have Medicare. I hard earned just enough...

    I have Medicare. I hard earned just enough credits/units/quarters to have the government pay for at least part of Part A. So I'm currently paying $240 for Part A and $135.50 for Part B. I went with...
  4. Thread: Bad fall

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    A doctor visit sooner or later is called for....

    A doctor visit sooner or later is called for.
    Sorry to hear about the fall and its aftermath.
  5. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    My main problem is that though I should be...

    My main problem is that though I should be motivated because of the pain, I'm lazy.

    DH would have to work several years before eligible for SS. I still need perhaps a year and half? But finding...
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    Hi Hoots, I remember your name as well. But not...

    Hi Hoots, I remember your name as well. But not much else. That's not unusual for me.
    Welcome back.

    I also believe that diet, rest, and exercise is the way to go for the best health. Do I...
  7. Thread: June Chit-Chat

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    Happy anniversary, Linda. I hope your...

    Happy anniversary, Linda.

    I hope your weather is better than ours. It's raining here and earlier a clap of thunder shook the house. So not a good day to go to a farmers' market.
  8. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I haven't posted here in forever. I thought I'd...

    I haven't posted here in forever. I thought I'd let everyone know I'm still alive. Agate and Gary both let me know about the sad passing of Peg. At 68 I don't know how much time I have left. I...
  9. Thread: Peg

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    So sad to hear this news. Thanks to Agate and...

    So sad to hear this news. Thanks to Agate and Gary for notifying me.

    I messaged Cat on FB to let her know. I did see posts from March.
  10. Thread: Politics

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    I'm not sure how to put this. Let me dream. ...

    I'm not sure how to put this.
    Let me dream.

    In a perfect world:
    The more candidates the better -- at this stage. Each would present their own beliefs, approaches, solutions. No negative...
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    The week before my birthday I had a craving for a...

    The week before my birthday I had a craving for a steak dinner and decided my birthday was a good time to indulge. Applebee's came to mind.

    On my birthday both Firooz and Jafar had to work. We...
  12. Belated birthday wishes, Linda. I apologize for...

    Belated birthday wishes, Linda. I apologize for not being here before.
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    Belated birthday greetings, Cat. I'm sure my...

    Belated birthday greetings, Cat. I'm sure my wishes on FB were lost amount all the others.
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    Happy birthday, Sunshine. I apologize for not...

    Happy birthday, Sunshine. I apologize for not being around to say it earlier.
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    Thanks to agate, Virginia, ANN, Jeanie, Rose,...

    Thanks to agate, Virginia, ANN, Jeanie, Rose, Linda, nuthatch, Sunshine, and Cherie for your birthday wishes.

    I apologize for being absent so long. Ever since I started using a smartphone it's so...
  16. Thread: Humidifiers?

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    I'm guessing the warning about putting it on...

    I'm guessing the warning about putting it on metal is to avoid accidental electrocution. No wood, no towel, no mat? What's left? Ceramic tile? If on the floor might be run into and knocked over.
  17. Thread: Politics

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    I knew she had been on The Apprentice and thought...

    I knew she had been on The Apprentice and thought she had somehow impressed Trump there. I wondered about her background was so I did a quick google.
    NOT impressed with the results. I'm...
  18. Thread: (OT) Pantry game

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    flour, both white and whole wheat

    flour, both white and whole wheat
  19. Thread: (OT) Pantry game

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    watermelon -- now gone

    watermelon -- now gone
  20. Thread: (OT) Pantry game

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    tomatoes, roma

    tomatoes, roma
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    This was the first year for a tax holiday.

    This was the first year for a tax holiday.
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    Wisconsin had a sales tax free weekend. It was...

    Wisconsin had a sales tax free weekend. It was to help with getting ready for school: clothing, stationary items, laptops, etc. We took advantage of it and got a new laptop today. I'm trying to...
  23. Thread: (OT) Pantry game

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    iceberg lettuce

    iceberg lettuce
  24. Thread: (OT) Pantry game

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    honey, sticky and sweet

    honey, sticky and sweet
  25. Thread: Politics

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    Donald's wives: Ivana (#1), Marla (#2), and...

    Donald's wives: Ivana (#1), Marla (#2), and Melania (#3).
    Numerous affairs.
  26. Thread: Politics

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    I did not actually block the poster, but skipped...

    I did not actually block the poster, but skipped over the posts. I thought s/he might be going through a rough patch and would interact better in the future. The username sounded familiar and I...
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    Peg, I'm sorry to hear about Mellow Yellow. I...

    Peg, I'm sorry to hear about Mellow Yellow. I had an alley/barn cat when I was little. She gave birth to many litters and several of the kittens were run over through the years. :(

    Nuthatch,...
  28. One of my high school classmates has a friend who...

    One of my high school classmates has a friend who has MS and is in a wheelchair but is VERY active: rockclimbing, kayaking, marathons, you name it. :torn: I made a note to myself to stay undercover...
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    Yes. George Takei had been interned with his...

    Yes. George Takei had been interned with his parents.
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    George Takei explains why these separations are...

    George Takei explains why these separations are worse than the concentration camps during WWII:...
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    Nuthatch, sorry to hear about your mother...

    Nuthatch, sorry to hear about your mother passing. Losing a parent is definitely rough. Cyberhugs.

    Virginia, here the city periodically flushes its water lines (once or twice a year I think). ...
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    I can imagine my grandchild as one of these...

    I can imagine my grandchild as one of these children. :blue:
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    Oh, no, Jendie. How awful. The accident...

    Oh, no, Jendie. How awful.
    The accident sounds painful. The recovery period sounds like it promises to be boring. :nightmare:

    I agree that re-enrolling in the class at a later time is a good...
  34. Happy anniversary to all three couples. Cat, I...

    Happy anniversary to all three couples.

    Cat, I hope SafeLight is as good as they advertise.
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    A happy though belated birthday to you, agate. ...

    A happy though belated birthday to you, agate. You are a gem. :)
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    Quite a few of those products are showing up. ...

    Quite a few of those products are showing up. They are a welcome addition for the increasing number of vegans and vegetarians.
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    Yes, moved back in 2014 but didn't change...

    Yes, moved back in 2014 but didn't change location in profile until a few weeks ago. Now that DH is retired we decided it would be easier on us. We could stay until DH could get citizenship. Then...
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    The Banquet pot pies are what we had when growing...

    The Banquet pot pies are what we had when growing up: turkey, chicken, beef. And they had both top and bottom crusts.
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    The weather has been crazy for sure. And wet. ...

    The weather has been crazy for sure. And wet. The weatherman reported last night that most places in the viewing area have had 1/3 the annual precipitation (rain and snow) in the last 35 days.
    ...
  40. Thread: Politics

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    I was surprised this morning when I logged into...

    I was surprised this morning when I logged into my Yahoo email account. There was a notice that Yahoo was now part of something called "Oath". It then gave a summary of its privacy terms. I...
  41. Yes, I heard it is only temporary.

    Yes, I heard it is only temporary.
  42. Thread: Politics

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    I don't think that was Facebook itself. But many...

    I don't think that was Facebook itself. But many of the games there did ask permission for access to your profile and Friend list in order to play their games. I walked away. I did take some of...
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    That brings back memories. My parents would buy...

    That brings back memories. My parents would buy butchered meat (half a cow???) annually. They'd set up tables in the basement. We had rolls of butcher paper and string and tape. We'd tightly wrap...
  44. Thread: Politics

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    The believers will tell you that Fox is the only...

    The believers will tell you that Fox is the only reliable news and the only ones to give all the news. Yes, Fox does report "news" that can't be found elsewhere, but unlike their claim it's because...
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    I turn 67 tomorrow. I had monthly unexplained...

    I turn 67 tomorrow. I had monthly unexplained problems prior to dx. I was put on Imuran because of the cost of interferons. The doctor kept upping it without it becoming effective. When a friend...
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    Happy birthday Cat.

    Happy birthday Cat.
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    THAT is a sacrilege. A real Packer fan follows...

    THAT is a sacrilege. A real Packer fan follows and cheers no matter what!
  48. Thread: gene therapy

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    gene therapy

    A friend's daughter recently shared this video on Messenger to me. It took me awhile to find a link to it. It's basically an announcement.
    It is from Sept.2017. ...
  49. Thread: Politics

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    He has said he is not leaving.

    He has said he is not leaving.
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    Hands free, like the ones in public places? Or...

    Hands free, like the ones in public places? Or the ones you barely touch to turn off and on? My son has the latter. It took me a long time to learn how to use it.
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    Yes, there are quite a few people who have...

    Yes, there are quite a few people who have positive experiences with LDN. Thinking back over the posts I remember, 4.5 mg seems to be the ceiling and some people can't tolerate that much. But there...
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    Hi Larry! Glad you stopped in.

    Hi Larry! Glad you stopped in.
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    My thoughts on the subject. First I do believe...

    My thoughts on the subject.

    First I do believe in exercise. [Even though I don't do it] Years ago it felt like every day was walking through fog. I signed up for an exercise class. It wiped me...
  54. Thread: Politics

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    Yes, to a certain group of people it's just...

    Yes, to a certain group of people it's just conspiracy. :(
  55. Thread: New to the Group

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    Welcome, Dontknowanymore. Now that you have...

    Welcome, Dontknowanymore. Now that you have found here, don't be a stranger.

    If you haven' t done it yet, make as complete a list as possible of all your symptoms, when they appeared and how long...
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    Recently I've been noticing ads for drugs which...

    Recently I've been noticing ads for drugs which mention the possibility of cancer developing.

    Early on I did take Imuran, but only for a few months.
  57. Thread: Politics

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    I'm certain that I remember some physical fights.

    I'm certain that I remember some physical fights.
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    I haven't been moving much the last few months. ...

    I haven't been moving much the last few months.

    But recently I was prescribed PT having complaining abt pain from moving. So it was 2x a week for the past 3 weeks. Another week to go. I'm not...
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    Virginia, is it a milestone birthday? With all...

    Virginia, is it a milestone birthday? With all the gathering it sounds like one. I enjoy those.
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    Happy birthday, Virginia.

    Happy birthday, Virginia.
  61. Thread: Happy July 4!

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    The Christmas shop here also features other...

    The Christmas shop here also features other holiday displays in their season.
  62. Thread: Happy July 4!

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    We have a Kris Kringle Shoppe here. It's fllled...

    We have a Kris Kringle Shoppe here. It's fllled with Christmas decorations of all kinds, many on the trees. It's worthy of the North Pole. ;) Great eye candy.
  63. Thread: Happy July 4!

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    I hope everyone had a glorious 4th. We had no...

    I hope everyone had a glorious 4th.

    We had no barbecues. We did not go to the parade or see fireworks but did watch them on tv.
  64. Thread: New Diagnosis

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    :chargrined: Hugs. Wishing you peace of mind.

    :chargrined: Hugs. Wishing you peace of mind.
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    {{{{{Cat}}}}

    {{{{{Cat}}}}
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    A friend just posted the reference to this...

    A friend just posted the reference to this article. I'm naturally skeptical.
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    Like Jeanie, Agate & BBS, I often have trouble...

    Like Jeanie, Agate & BBS, I often have trouble typing on this site. I thought it was only my problem. The letters I type either take forever to show, or not show at all. So some sentences can look...
  68. Thread: Drug Costs

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    But the main problem, is what the companies...

    But the main problem, is what the companies decide to charge in the first place. Very little to do with what it costs to develop, produce and bring to market. They are not satisfied with a small...
  69. Thread: Drug Costs

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    Drug Costs

    Why Our Drugs Cost So Much
    http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-2017/rx-prescription-drug-pricing.html

    I hope above link works.
    The information probably doesn't surprise anyone, but...
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    I've always had problems with depth perception. ...

    I've always had problems with depth perception. That's why playing baseball or tennis was nearly impossible: I couldn't tell where the ball was.

    When I first read about MS, the info stated that...
  71. Thread: Politics

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    I finally broke down and got a Chase/AARP credit...

    I finally broke down and got a Chase/AARP credit card. They offered a promotion of $150 (one time) if $500 was bought and repaid the first 3 months. I thought it would be easy enough with purchase...
  72. Thread: Fosomax, anyone?

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    I don't pretend to know the arguments of Greek...

    I don't pretend to know the arguments of Greek yogurt vs non-Greek, but I know it's thicker. The thickness is (or should be) the result of straining the liquid out, which makes it more condensed. ...
  73. Welcome to BrainTalk, Nozydoll. Yes, the immune...

    Welcome to BrainTalk, Nozydoll. Yes, the immune system affects everything.

    I see you were reading about depression. Is that what brought you to BT? Are you been diagnosed with anything...
  74. Thread: helowuuuououo

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    Hello, Hello, Hello.

    Hello, Hello, Hello.
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    Was she one of the Susans? I think we had 3 at...

    Was she one of the Susans? I think we had 3 at one time. Or was that another board?
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