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Mar 11th 2008, 3:31 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,231
Posted By gemini

Re: NY governor linked to prostitution ring

Not real??? Next you'll be telling me there is no Easter Bunny!
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 11th 2008, 3:25 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 4,339
Posted By gemini

Re: Bad new if Obama wins

Tongue was firmly in cheek while writing that post;)
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 11th 2008, 11:34 am
Replies: 106
Views: 4,339
Posted By gemini

Re: Bad new if Obama wins

[QUOTE=cindyabs;6038903]Just to correct a few facts-you are correct in that both Washington and Eisenhower were soldiers before they entered the political arena...............................QUOTE]
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Forum: The Lounge
Mar 9th 2008, 4:50 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 4,339
Posted By gemini

Re: Bad new if Obama wins

Such a variety of right-wing nuts on the radio and TV have said that Obama has no substance that people are starting to believe it. In the various debates (but not the speeches in front of crowds....
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2008, 9:02 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 5,419
Posted By gemini

Re: Wow - Iowa primary

I know that Michael Moore has an agenda and certainly does not show all sides of an issue but I truly believe that there was a whole lot more truth than fiction in his film "Sicko"
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2008, 8:59 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,183
Posted By gemini

Re: Seattle to Atlanta?

Totally agree with Mallory.
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2008, 8:57 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 6,194
Posted By gemini

Re: Welfare Question

I don't think it is a crock, not at all. I volunteer at a homeless shelter and 75% of the people work low paying jobs. Those kind of jobs are frequently through day labour companies so a cell phone...
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2008, 5:58 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 6,852
Posted By gemini

Re: BEST STATE IN AMERICA TO CALL HOME?

The South Carolina Legislature legalized tattooing back in 2004.
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2007, 10:38 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 6,177
Posted By gemini

Re: Not impressed with son's Kindergarten teacher

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I don't quite understand this. If you are in the USA you should use the USA spelling. American spelling is not acceptable in British schools so why should the reverse apply?
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2007, 11:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By gemini

Re: Superbowl party @ mine

I'd love to come - Oh, wait a mo, you're for the Colts! Sorry just remembered I can't make it. Thanks anyway.

Bear down Chicago Bears!
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2006, 11:38 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By gemini

Re: Best and worst Christmas since living here.

I know what you are going through and you have my sincerest condolences. I got that awful phone call from home when my father died a few years ago. Each time we visit home there is always that...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2006, 8:33 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 8,274
Posted By gemini

Re: US hype?

I agree with Mallory.

Dan,why not be courteous in everyday life? I don't view it as phony but see it as a more pleasant way to go through the everyday trivia of life. I'd rather a shop assistant...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2006, 6:27 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 8,274
Posted By gemini

Re: US hype?

No offence, none at all. I think the point I was trying to make (albeit clumsily) is that 'freedom' means different things to different people.

I've lived in both the US and UK and value both...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2006, 4:12 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 8,274
Posted By gemini

Re: US hype?

The Economist just published a new "Democracy Index," in which it ranks 167 countries around the world according to their degree of democracy....
Forum: USA
Oct 21st 2006, 9:26 pm
Replies: 211
Views: 46,107
Posted By gemini

Re: Chicago - whats it like living there?

Excellent information on Chicagoland. We lived there for 25 years, initially in Hyde Park on the South Side and for a few years in Glen Ellyn a western suburb. We then moved for a dozen years to the...
Forum: USA
Sep 24th 2006, 6:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By gemini

Re: Brits from Amsterdam to Chicago

We lived in Chicago for 25 years - still go up there from our current location in the deep south a few times a year. It's a terrific city. Good luck!
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2006, 1:45 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By gemini

Re: Litigation / Lawyers in the USA / Some Thoughts!

In most states, if a report of abuse or neglect is reported ( even anonymously) to DSS, the department is required to send an assessment worker to investigate within 24 - 49 hours. Much much sooner...
Forum: USA
Aug 3rd 2006, 3:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By gemini

Re: Litigation / Lawyers in the USA / Some Thoughts!

Lesley - you said .

If you or your husband feel that this little one is being neglected you should report it to the Department of Social Services. Yes, there will be trauma involved should you...
Forum: USA
Aug 3rd 2006, 11:46 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By gemini

Re: Litigation / Lawyers in the USA / Some Thoughts!

Snowbunny - I find your comments to be similar to the situation in the county where I volunteer as a Guardian ad Litem. I represent abused and neglected children in Family Court.

I've recommended...
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2003, 8:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By gemini

We purchased furniture from NC both from Hickory...

We purchased furniture from NC both from Hickory and High Point. Be sure and check the delivery charges as sometimes those costs will eat away at the savings you made on the purchase price.
Forum: USA
Aug 19th 2003, 9:45 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By gemini

This thread reminds of something that happened...

This thread reminds of something that happened ages ago. A friend had coached my husband and I how to negotiate with a car salesperson. Once in the dealership, things were going very nicely when our...
Forum: USA
Jul 16th 2003, 11:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By gemini

Dex, your comments reminded me of something my...

Dex, your comments reminded me of something my Father always used to say "Don't believe anything you read and only believe half of what you see".
Here's another urban legend:

This tale probably...
Forum: USA
Jul 12th 2003, 11:11 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,410
Posted By gemini

This was such an interesting thread. Loved the...

This was such an interesting thread. Loved the pictures of Chicago. We lived there for over 20 years and luckily have a son still there so we get to visit frequently. We also lived in the New York...
Forum: The Lounge
May 31st 2003, 1:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By gemini

Re: The Hardest Question Ever Asked

strange creatures like the Grebs, the Diploblast, the Min and Fingummy the boot monster??????????????
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