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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3157217;
    I've just started doing a web search to consider the neti pot or syringe method and ran across sutra neti - the practice of running a string through the nose and out the mouth (don't ask me how) and basically "flossing" the nasal passages. EEEWWW! Why Kosher salt? So far I've only run across the fact that it not be iodized.
    EW EW EW!! I keep getting mental pictures of that and it freaks me out!

    Completely random here. I just got a new work computer last week, and the first time I tried to visit the FORT, I forgot the "tv" part of the url. Now whenever I start typing out fansofrealitytv.com, "fansofreality.com" pops up. Amuses me every time. Not quite the same though ;-)

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    I am taking a few days off from my volunteer job at the community center. I had to bring out my "big girl" voice yesterday when the kids were disrespecting one of the teachers while they were trying to make an announcement that would be of financial benefit to the kids' families. The 'regular' workers there were doing nothing to get the kids to stop making noise while she was trying to talk. I couldn't take it any more, and I slammed my hand down on the table, very hard and, in my really strong voice, bellowed, "Quiet!!" I swear to you, everybody in that place jumped!! You could have heard a pin drop on the carpet!! Actually, I didn't even know that was coming. Unfortunately, I am the only volunteer that they have right now, and they tend to try to pile it on. There are times when they tend to let the kids just run/act wild, and that is usually when I leave. I cannot tolerate rudeness. And they had been hammering, making whatever they were making yesterday. It was a rough day for me. I'll try again next Tuesday, when school starts. Eventually, these people will get the message that I have boundaries, and I won't let them cross them...the adults nor the children.

    Thank you for listening/reading!

    Forgot to add...one of the kids came up to me with a big smile on her face, after my explosion, put her arm around me and said, "You're a tough mommy!"

    "Tough Mommy", signing off!
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    Awwww... tough mommy indeed. Even kids know when things have gone to far and appreciate order being enforced.
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    Shay, I agree with Gut. And it does no one any favors to let the kids run wild.
    Good for you for not letting the kids nor the center take advantage of you. Volunteers are always needed, but you also can't pile on one person because it does get to be too much and you end up losing good volunteers when you do that.

    Good for you for restoring quiet. Enjoy the break.
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    you go tough mommy!

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    Tough mommies raise well-behaved children.

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    Boy, do I feel stupid!!!

    I just read the headline, Georgia surrounds breakaway city, rebels defiant, and was thinking of the USA state of Georgia, not the country of Georgia.

    queenb, just what are you up to?
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    A friend told me, a couple of weeks ago, that somebody at her bank (credit union) told her that if you are going to use your debit card that it is best (cheaper) to use it in the credit card mode. I didn't understand why, then, but I sure do now.

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    For years, banks have charged customers hefty fees for overdrawing their checking accounts. Now a growing number of institutions are charging customers such fees even before the transaction overdraws their account.
    Bank of America and TD Banknorth started doing it earlier this year. SunTrust, among other banks, has been doing it for a few years.
    Here's how it works: If you pay with your debit card, some banks will now charge you a fee -- $35 or more -- if you don't have funds in your account at the time you sign for the purchase.
    Previously, you didn't get charged this fee unless you were short of cash when the signature debit transaction cleared a few days later. That meant that, while the signature debit transaction was pending, consumers could often deposit money to cover any potential overdraft. (By contrast, PIN transactions typically clear immediately.)
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    Leslie Parrish, senior researcher at the Center for Responsible Lending, argues that this is "another way (for banks) to manipulate account holders' balances to spur more overdraft fees." Banks defend the practice, saying it provides customers with accurate information about account balances.
    Banks' changes come as regulators weigh whether to crack down on overdraft practices. The Federal Reserve has proposed a rule to give customers the right to demand that banks deny transactions that overdraw their account. The Fed has also asked for comments on banks' processing of transactions from high-to-low dollar amount. This practice, according to USA TODAY research in 2006, often triggers more overdraft fees than if banks paid the transactions in the order they were received.
    The public can submit comments to the Fed about overdraft fees and credit card practices until 5 p.m. ET Monday, the agency says, at federalreserve.gov. Click on "Consumer Information" and then "Regulation AA" under the "Proposed Rules for Credit Cards and Overdraft Services." Or click here to comment online. Click on "Proposals for comment."
    In 2007, banks collected a record $45.6 billion in overdraft fees from consumers, up 50% from 2001, according to Moebs Services, a consulting firm. To minimize fees, consumers should keep track of their account balances and seek out small banks, which often have lower fees, says firm founder Michael Moebs. Still, he adds, as fees climb, "there's a point when consumers say enough is enough, and I think they're saying that now."

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by veejer;3159216;
    Boy, do I feel stupid!!!

    I just read the headline, Georgia surrounds breakaway city, rebels defiant, and was thinking of the USA state of Georgia, not the country of Georgia.

    queenb, just what are you up to?
    Wouldn't you like to know?
    That is pretty funny. I have brain farts like that all the time.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by veejer;3159216;
    Boy, do I feel stupid!!!

    I just read the headline, Georgia surrounds breakaway city, rebels defiant, and was thinking of the USA state of Georgia, not the country of Georgia.

    queenb, just what are you up to?
    I remember cycling to work a few years ago and seeing a headline about some country or other bombing Belgrade. I couldn't figure out who on earth felt compelled to go to war with Belgium. For some reason I will never understand, I had some unconcious assumption that all cities whose names began with Bel were situated in Belgium.
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