OT Update on Hurricane Irene

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Our Direct TV has 3 channels showing "live" pictures of the storm.  For
those of you who don't, the winds are 85 mph.  Three dead in NC, and within
this past hour a tree fell on the upper bedroom of a townhouse apt. and
killed a child.  The stations are urging that people get on the West side of
their home to maybe prevent the wind from blowing another tree down and
injuring someone else.  There are power outages out in the storm area.
Transportation has already shut down in New York City.  If I can, I will try
to answer questions you might have if you don't have access to this news..
Barbara in SC



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On 8/27/2011 2:04 PM, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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Well DUH: a tree fell down! We actually have TV now, but thanks anyway
for the update. We gonna have 3-4 more days of this drivel??

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According to the TV, there are many thousands who do not have electricity
and only have battery radio.  Many don't even have that access to news and
depend on relatives and friends relaying the news by phone.  I'll be glad to
help however I can.
Barbara in SC



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 8/27/2011 11:10 PM, Bobbie wrote:
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I responded to W. Boyce's comments and his response is below my paragraph.


Well, just because you call this drivel certainly doesn't make it so
 does it.  Folks are just keeping people up on what's happening with a
 very serious situation and you say "duh a tree fell".  Have a little
 compassion for your fellow mankind.  If you don't want to hear this
"drivel" don't read the damn thread.  I haven't come across so many
 caring people in my life as this newsgroup seems to have and you just
 seem like a whining little "me.me.me" creature who can't say anything
 remotely caring! Get a life or go somewhere else to whine about it.

This is his "insightful" response to me.  I have no desire to read any more
of his posts -- he's in my kill-file.  He obviously thinks I'm the other
Bobbie!!

You place many supposed motivations behind  my post: lack of concern for
mankind, total self-centeredness, lack of having a life-purpose,
whining, etc.

In turn, I have some possibilities for you: You could be a touchy-feely
poser cultivating your image by commenting on everyone's misfortune and
offering prayers all around while actually spending little or no time on
your knees in prayer.

  You could be a Katie Couric wanna-be, puffing up your own sense of
worth and importance because you're geographically located in proximity
to a national event and capitalize on it not only being a source of news
but a helper of mankind as well. Never mind you can't get anything but
news on the storm, never mind they're in the middle of the storm and
you're miles away, never mind you can get this news on your cellphone, etc.

What, exactly is this "help" you're offering me to find out about my
relatives in the Outer Banks when I'm in Kansas that I can't do myself
in this electronic age? Phone communication through you?? How would you
do that, exactly, something  that I couldn't do myself? You didn't post
your phone number, I noticed, or set up an 800 number. I have far
greater motivation to track down my loved ones on the coast (and they
me, to say they're "ok") than through a third party "do gooder" building
that  image for her buddies online. But that's not you, is it?

I guess the proof is in the pudding: if people have been actually helped
by the individual effort offered by your post to be "communication
central", I commend you for it.  I've been wrong before and apologize.
Bill B







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Thank you Bobbie!  I read the response from W Boyce.  I doubt this person
actually read my post because I only offered to relay on the computer, the
news I was seeing on the TV.  And yes, I actually did relay some of the TV
news to one person, and received a reply to a question I had concerning the
wind and water around Baltimore, where I have friends, and also about damage
in an area of  NC..
Barbara in SC

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Bobbie:  I honestly shouldn't have sent his response to the group I should
have kept it private--I've already sent him my apologies for doing so. I was
just angry at his rsponse and typed "off the cuff".

Bobbie

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Bobbie wrote:

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Killfile and forget him.  As far as I can tell, he/it never
pops up here except to denigrate the regulars for what he
thinks is off topic. I do not recall a single thread in
which he contributed usable sewing information.  YMMV

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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Very true.  I'm just thankful the only interactions I have with W. Boyce are
in a forum where I can killfile every "contribution" that person makes.

Sharon
---
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Well, my goodness.  Where did that Jerk come from?  As a matter of fact,
after Katrina I had a neighbor whose computer contacts were up and running
somewhat.  She managed to email an in-law in Atlanta so he could let our
family know that we were okay.  The phones were out, the cable was out, the
towers were down.  There wasn't a road to us that wasn't under water or a
bridge safe.      Barbara was very kind to offer to help any way she could.
Maybe there's a 12-step program for W. Boyce.  Polly


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On 8/28/2011 10:24 PM, Polly Esther wrote:
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He's been around for awhile. Most of us have put him in the kill file.
As far as I know I was his first object of derision. He is nasty beyond
words, considers himself  the police of usenet and always defends
himself with self righteous drivel. Just put him in a kill file. He
pops-up every now and then, and is best ignored.
Juno

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Actually - he already was in my kill-file.  I wouldn't have known he was out
snarking except for the responses.  Polly

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On 8/28/2011 10:40 PM, Polly Esther wrote:
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That's where he belongs!
Juno

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On 8/28/2011 8:02 PM, Juno B wrote:
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He's wonderfully funny.  He or one of his clones tend to show up at
things like city council meetings, and other public events, to show
everyone how superior he and his judgement are.  A total hoot.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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You must think root canals are funny...

:-}

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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On 8/28/2011 11:14 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Nothing about teeth is funny.  Or fun.  Or mildly pleasant.  Until you
get rid of the damned things and replace them with something that works.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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I wholeheartedly agree.  I have invested the cost of a small
house in dental implants.

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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On 8/30/2011 12:13 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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I hope they're working out for you.  I know a dentist who postponed his
retirement because so many people were coming to him to remove implants.
  I also know the guy who was doing most of the implants in town, and
wouldn't let him clean my cat's teeth.  But I'm sure there are more
competent dentists in the world, and ones not so enamored of controlled
substances.  Or nitrous oxide.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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Of the seven I had installed, six are thriving.  One failed
after a couple of years, but I was warned by the oral
surgeon who placed the implants that I had lost so much bone
in my lower jaw that failure was a possibility.

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I had all the implants installed by the most respected oral
surgeon here, then the crowns were made and placed by a very
good dentist.  So far I'm very happy, and it's been 7+
years.  I could not wear dentures/partials, because I have
these weird boney growths.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torus_mandibularis

Younger DD has them too.  <sigh>

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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"Polly Esther"
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I have friends with no computer who often let the cell battery run down, and
the house phone is sometimes left off the hook and I drive over to check on
them during thunderstorms.  Another friend, because of a speech problem from
a stroke, does not get out to socialize at all unless I say that I need the
company to go to a resturant and I do the ordering.  We just never
know......          Barbara



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On 8/28/2011 6:50 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Ick has a short memory, but true, I don't post often.

  But unlike her and the resident klatsch, I'm not addicted to this NG
and/or feel compelled to chime in on EVERYONE'S post whether or not I
have something useful to add,IMHO,or to defend the sacred honor of the
annointed ones herein. JPBill

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