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Old 12-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #2351
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I am sitting here thinking about the empty jars I use for the chocolate sauce. Every time I send a jar to either one of the folks I make it for, I always ask for the empty jar back so I can refill it. I never get it back. So the next time I am asked for the sauce, the answer is going to be "No! I don't have any empty jars." Maybe then they will get the message.

I really think it is rude of them. Grant you it is just a pasta sauce jar. But I have asked several times. Yet they don't hesitate to ask for the sauce.

I need to get some happy thoughts.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:14 PM   #2352
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Addie, That might teach them a lesson. My son returns every jar I give him, because he cans a lot and complains that his friends never return the jars from salsa etc he has made for them, so he knows what it's like. I never get them back from my daughter. In fact, I have a real nice thermal container I give to her when I give her stuffed cabbage. She never brings it back until she is coming over to get the next batch of stuffed cabbage, so I guess it's hers now.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:38 AM   #2353
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I swear I am going to have a stroke before I can get into the insurance website so that I can have insurance when I have my stroke!

Amazon should have been the insurance seller. Or Wal-Mart. THEY both know how to sell online.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:31 AM   #2354
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I swear I am going to have a stroke before I can get into the insurance website so that I can have insurance when I have my stroke!

Amazon should have been the insurance seller. Or Wal-Mart. THEY both know how to sell online.
Don't worry about having a stroke. Affordable Care covers pre-existing conditions.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #2355
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Don't worry about having a stroke. Affordable Care covers pre-existing conditions.
But it's not retroactive!

My nephew has been giving me updates on his experience with the website. He can get in, but everything is not clear to him, and there's someone he keeps calling who helps him through the bumps in the road. He said they are very helpful and they speak English. He has not made his final choice yet.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #2356
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Don't worry about having a stroke. Affordable Care covers pre-existing conditions.
Gee Andy, you are so helpful and encouraging.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #2357
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I thought there was a thread somewhere for more serious vents rather than petty ones and this one is not petty! During these times when so many are struggling to make ends meet, I just read an article in the paper about Food Stamp Fraud. The $$ amount is outrageous! No only are people advertising on the internet to sell their allotment for 50 cents on the dollar, there are several stores in my area who were cited for paying out cash to people for 50 cents on a dollar. They stores get caught because their food stamp usage is higher than normal so they get investigated. These store owners only receive probation for this. I know there are people who take other family members with them shopping to take advantage of their food stamp allotment that is higher than their needs. This is why so many people complain about the government give away programs, but this is a worthwhile and needed program when it's handled honestly. When my husband had a young family, his company went on strike and he signed up for Food Stamps. He told me they would send him two allotments in one week, and even one allotment was more than he could every spend for food for a family of 4. He tried to return the duplicate allotments and was told that they could not take them back, just spend them.

I get so angry about the people who work at jobs getting paid under the table, then accept help in the form of food stamps and welfare, and then actually brag about it!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #2358
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Carol, the food stamp program is funded by the federal government, but administered by each state individually. In this state, if you get caught, you automatically lose your food stamps or if a store is guilty, they have their EBT machine confiscated. Most are prosecuted and have to pay the state back. Store owners also face the possibility of losing their milk license, and other state licenses that relate to food. The loss of the milk license covers all foods that are derived from milk. Cheeses, yogurt, half and half, etc. The loss in income is just not worth it. And they know it. The recipient can lose their drivers license until they pay the state back the money that was defrauded. When you apply here, the system is automatically set up so that your SS number is run through every bank in the state along with on-line ones. If your stated income on your application doesn't match up with what they find in the bank hunt, you are denied. A lot of folks here have friends in NH. They will use their address to try to collect food stamps in both states. They get caught by both states. Along with Maine and RI. They have to wait a year before they can apply again. We have one of the lowest number of folks on food stamps. Once a year you have to reapply. It doesn't just continue automatically. The same rules apply for the renewal as the first application.

I got caught once. All for $5.00 in my savings account. I forgot to list it. I keep that in there for the sole purpose of keeping the account open. The worker understood and I was approved.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #2359
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Addie, I don't know much about the food stamp program. I just know that the article in todays paper said the store owners got probation...it didn't say anything about fines, or losing licenses, but they might have just not included that information in the article. There are a lot of low income people in this area and for them, I am glad that these programs exist. But I see a lot of individuals in the paper getting caught for fraud and they have to make restitution. I just didn't realize just how much the fraud was overall!
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I'm updating Kasperski Internet Security. What a pain in the patooty. It kept telling me that the database files were not up to date. Hmmm, I have this on automatic update. I click the button to update now and it starts the download. It finishes and tells me it isn't up to date. I do this several times and then start looking at useless help files. I look at the "knowledge base". It says that for update problems I have to scan the computer. It says to download a rescue disk. I look at the link that says what the rescue disk is. It's for when a computer is so infected that it won't boot properly - not really my case. Sounds a little overkill.

I look at the software and it says it did a scan five hours ago. I scan again. I notice that all the info refers to Kasperski Internet Security 2014 and I have 2013. I look at updating the software (I still have 6 months on my subscription) and it says I am entitled to update the software if my license is still valid, but I will need the key. I look for the key and find it, but I can't copy and paste it. I have to look at 36 character long key and copy it manually. grrr

I downloaded KIS 2014 and am now downloading the new users manual. It's a PDF. They set it up so I have to load the PDF in my browser and then download it. I can't just right click and "save link as". It's big. It took a long time to load the PDF in my browser.
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