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  1. Linda Von De Bur commented on Strange Brew 22 days ago

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg,
    The Batmobile lost its wheel,
    and the Joker got away, Hey!!!

  2. Linda Von De Bur commented on Dog Eat Doug 2 months ago

    http://i.imgur.com/tRNfh.jpg

    Just get a Teddy Bear, Doug, they can handle ANY monster!

  3. Linda Von De Bur commented on Arlo and Janis 5 months ago

    @bawana & @StoicLion
    How is it not sexist and what makes it okay to have a “Guy Code”? Would you keep the closure a secret from your son? And what justifies a guy code when it is wrong to assume women should be shielded from business decisions that affect their livelihood? Great way to prepare someone for the fact that their passion, or for some just a job, is about to end, leaving them at loose ends. That makes a whole lot of sense in today’s world, where women make up the greater part of the workforce. Its called “survival mode” and a great many women operate at this level everyday, because for many, they themselves ARE the only source of income and support they can count on. Shutting out the very people these kinds of decisions affect is a great way to end a marriage and a family relationship, not to mention partner- and friendships.

  4. Linda Von De Bur commented on Arlo and Janis 6 months ago

    If all you “husbands” who think your comments and attitudes are all right, then, when your wives give just what you like, the silent treatment, why does that bother you? If I treat my hubby the same way, with no answer or monosyllabic answers, he gets defensive and accuses me of being angry. In all actuality, I get tired of all the “favors” he asks of me, when I get nothing in return. Isn’t it supposed to be give and take? Isn’t it supposed to be a partnership? What, really, does a woman get out of marriage? And don’t give me security and income. I already got that covered. Companionship? HA! Please, enlighten me, enlighten all of us poor women, so we don’t make the same mistake twice, or save some poor woman before she signs that license the first time.

  5. Linda Von De Bur commented on Moderately Confused 6 months ago

    Just wait until they hit their 60s & 70s, and their skin loses its elasticity, the tats will really enhance the saggy skin, and look like a skin disease. Can you imagine the cost to remove a sleeve tattoo???

  6. Linda Von De Bur commented on Free Range 6 months ago

    Not only that, but if they were the Jurassic Park movie raptors, those bones would be scattered everywhere.

  7. Linda Von De Bur commented on Nick Anderson 7 months ago

    Let’s talk about the proliferation of the drugs used to “control” mental disease and the horrible side effects they contain. EVERY single one of the mass murderers was on a psychiatric drug.

    “Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work.
    Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide. And long-term use has been proven to create a lifetime of physical and mental damage, a fact ignored by psychiatrists.
    Common and well-documented side effects of psychiatric drugs include mania, psychosis, hallucinations, depersonalization, suicidal ideation, heart attack, stroke and sudden death.
    Not only that, but The US Food and Drug Administration admits that probably one to ten percent of all the adverse drug effects are actually reported by patients or physicians.” http://www.cchr.org/quick-facts/psychiatric-drugs-side-effects.html
    “Authors Richard Hughes and Robert Brewin, in their book, The Tranquilizing of America, warned that although psychotropic drugs may appear “to ‘take the edge off’ anxiety, pain, and stress, they also take the edge off life itself…these pills not only numb the pain but numb the whole mind.” In fact, close study reveals that none of them can cure, all have horrific side effects, and due to their addictive and psychotropic (mind-altering) properties, all are capable of ruining a person’s life.
    Consider also the fact that terrorists have used psychotropic drugs to brainwash young men to become suicide bombers. At least 250,000 children worldwide, some as young as seven, are being used for terrorist and revolutionary activities and given amphetamines and tranquilizers to go on “murderous binges” for days. Yet these are the same drugs that psychiatrists are prescribing children for “learning” or “behavioral” problems."
    http://www.cchr.org/cchr-reports/psychiatry/introduction.html

  8. Linda Von De Bur commented on Jeff Stahler 7 months ago

    It is not a perfect parallel, however Germany is much smaller than the US. Our government is arming its controlled agencies, DHS, USGS, NOAA, it is sending MRAPS to local police departments, etc. I would say that is a form of arming the “good” Americans, while disarming, or trying to anyway, the “inferior” peoples, namely anyone they do not have control of such as hunters, veterans, gun owners, farmers, conservatives, Christians, anyone who wants to go off-grid, etc. The list goes on. You can no longer get unbiased news, but there is info out there, you just have to dig for it. If you don’t think our government thinks of us, you and me, and everyone around us as inferior, then why aren’t they doing more to remove from general population the criminals: the murderers, the rapists, the child abusers/pedophiles, the robbers, the burglars, the thieves? Gun are a means to protect you, your family, your property. If you remove the criminals, you remove the crime, and one of the reasons for having a gun. The most important reason for having the right to bear arms, is to provide a check to the rise of a tyranny. In a war, citizens who are killed are considered “collateral damage” meaning, our deaths are not important to the overall goal of a war. Why is that? Because we are inferior to the people who are in power. Power corrupts, and our government, the people in it, have become corrupted by power, and will do anything to keep it, including exploiting the mentally ill as an means to justify the end. They are doing it one step at a time, subtly, carefully, so as not to upset the masses, except when it serves their purpose: To strip us of our Creator-given rights, and to flush our Constitution down the toilet. Our one-of-a-kind, well-thought-out, defended, treasured, Constitution and our Bill of Rights, the antithesis to any good tyranny. Ask yourself this: how many other countries want what we have?

  9. Linda Von De Bur commented on Jeff Stahler 7 months ago

    “It doesn’t take a genius (or conspiracy theorist) to figure out the parallels between Nazi gun control laws and some of the same provisions being pushed by Feinstein. Understanding that our country is not a totalitarian state (yet), Feinstein and other gun-controllers like President Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others all know they have to take a longer, more measured approach to disarming the U.S. public, that they can’t just mandate it overnight.

    But make no mistake, new gun control laws like those being proposed are nothing more than rehashed mandates dredged up from the past, with similar intentions: To make political opponents and the masses less powerful and less able to resist." http://www.infowars.com/yes-hitler-really-did-take-the-guns-before-throwing-jews-into-concentration-camps-or-gas-chambers/

    Shall we ask the Jewish people, the Polish people, the Russian people, the Chinese people about gun control and the ability to resist a tyrannical government? Naw, you don’t have to go that far….I am Polish, I have family in Poland, except when my grandparents fled, it was called Russian Poland. And that was BEFORE Hitler invaded.

    Let’s talk about the proliferation of the drugs used to “control” mental disease and the horrible side effects they contain. EVERY single one of the mass murderers was on a psychiatric drug. "Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work.

    Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide. And long-term use has been proven to create a lifetime of physical and mental damage, a fact ignored by psychiatrists.

    Common and well-documented side effects of psychiatric drugs include mania, psychosis, hallucinations, depersonalization, suicidal ideation, heart attack, stroke and sudden death.

    Not only that, but The US Food and Drug Administration admits that probably one to ten percent of all the adverse drug effects are actually reported by patients or physicians." http://www.cchr.org/quick-facts/psychiatric-drugs-side-effects.html

    “Authors Richard Hughes and Robert Brewin, in their book, The Tranquilizing of America, warned that although psychotropic drugs may appear “to ‘take the edge off’ anxiety, pain, and stress, they also take the edge off life itself…these pills not only numb the pain but numb the whole mind.” In fact, close study reveals that none of them can cure, all have horrific side effects, and due to their addictive and psychotropic (mind-altering) properties, all are capable of ruining a person’s life.

    Consider also the fact that terrorists have used psychotropic drugs to brainwash young men to become suicide bombers. At least 250,000 children worldwide, some as young as seven, are being used for terrorist and revolutionary activities and given amphetamines and tranquilizers to go on “murderous binges” for days. Yet these are the same drugs that psychiatrists are prescribing children for “learning” or “behavioral” problems."
    http://www.cchr.org/cchr-reports/psychiatry/introduction.html

    It’s not the gun, it’s the drugs that convinced the man to pick it up and shoot it, to drive the car into the pedestrians, to grab the knife and stab people.

  10. Linda Von De Bur commented on Rose is Rose 8 months ago

    Lillian Jackson Braun passed away last year. I miss those books…