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Terry
Discussion: Very expensive grape tomatoes @ Ashley
dano said:
$7.99 a pound for Meatloaf?? OUTRAGEOUS !!!

 Yes, I would do anything for love -- but I won't do that. 

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mrincredible
Discussion: Very expensive grape tomatoes @ Ashley

Each tomato is hand picked from an organic farm in southern Italy, washed in spring water and patted dry by Benedictine nuns. 

They are certified vegan, gluten free and have 0% trans fats, and use no high fructose corn syrup. Worth every penny.

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flimbro
Discussion: I suppose I should withhold comment until the story ages for a bit

Obviously the saddest thing about this unseemly turn of events is not sex trafficking or the exploitation of women, but the reinforcement of long held beliefs that all rich, old white men crave illicit sexual gratification coupled with an unhealthy need to ‘get they swerve on’ as well as a propensity for fathering children out of wedlock. Unfortunately, this will just feed into the ostracization of rich old white men in general.      What an idiot.

 ; )


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The Soulful Mr T
Discussion: Bernie Formally Announces 2020 Campaign He Began in August 2016.

Any Dem candidate must be able to face Trump down in a one-on-one debate.The thought of Bernie Sanders on the stage alone debating Trump makes me cringe in fear.  

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Harriet
Discussion: Snow, Sleet, and Rain Today Feb 20th

My apologies for the thread drift . . . 

Mammabear - I sympathize.  Please understand that the lack of continuity makes most teachers crazy.  I'm still up because the schedule change created by the early dismissal makes my original plans for Wednesday impossible.  

Every time there is a delayed opening, snow day or early dismissal we have to reorganize lesson plans, update homework assignments, reschedule tests, etc.   And despite having a district-supplied chromebook, a decent percentage of students can't seem to check their email.

Add in to the chaos the large numbers of students out with the flu, plus the students whose parents pulled them out before the long weekend for family vacations.  At this point I am desperate for several 5 day weeks so I can get into a routine.

I don't teach in SOMA, so I don't know how many of the disruptions are actually the result of union negotiations. But many disruptions are caused by state-mandated testing and professional development requirements . . . 

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weirdbeard
Discussion: Bernie Formally Announces 2020 Campaign He Began in August 2016.
oots said:
ugh


too old
too many running
democrats will self destruct

 Disagree.  I think the Democrats will be better off having a robust primary process with a large number of candidates at the outset, winnowing down in the normal-course political process.  As opposed to having an annointed front-runner from the start, which worked out so well in 2016.

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Eric
Discussion: Since when does 1-3" of the white stuff = a 'Winter Storm'
tomcat said:
We live in the northeast.  We get some of the white stuff (4 letter word) from time to time.  
Why does everyone (incl. our maybe glorious governor) freak out every time we get a little winter precip?

 Glad it is not just me thinking the same thing.  When I was the DPW Director we only had snow days when it was a big storm or the timing of it did not allow for school maintenance crews to clear the sidewalks in time.


I can remember the 5 a.m. calls with the Police Chief, Town Administer, and the head of maintenance for the Bd. of Ed.  They would call me to see how the roads were, could the schools open, should there be a delayed opening, or should they just call a snow day.  This was always a difficult decision to make at 5 a.m.  Cancelling school was always frowned upon, so if there was anyway we could open school we did.  I would then pray the snow did not intensify before the opening of school.  I only remember 1 (maybe 2) times where school was cancelled the night before. 


Now it seems like they cancel school with just the mention of snow.  Also, I have noticed a significant drop in the number of cars on the road when it snows now.  That is a good thing.  But back then the roads always had traffic as if it wasn't even snowing.  I used to get nuts watching people go in to the corner store in the village for a newspaper during a heavy snowfall. 

I think the reduction of traffic is due to the blizzard we had a few years ago when everyone got stuck and just abandoned their cars in the middle of the road.


We would salt and plow from the start of the storm and continue nonstop so that anyone who went to work or school could make it home.  It was also important to keep the roads open for emergency vehicles.  Now it seems like they salt at the beginning of the storm and then wait to plow.  After the first round of plowing it seems like they wait until it stops before they come back out to plow.


Sorry for the thread drift. No pun intended.

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annielou
Discussion: Bernie Formally Announces 2020 Campaign He Began in August 2016.

Don’t feel good about this, at all

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sprout
Discussion: Snow, Sleet, and Rain Today Feb 20th
tomcat said:
In other words, likely another non-event.

 Now you've done it....

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Kim
Discussion: Since when does 1-3" of the white stuff = a 'Winter Storm'

We live in the northeast.  We get some of the white stuff (4 letter word) from time to time.  

Why does everyone (incl. our maybe glorious governor) freak out every time we get a little winter precip?

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