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Old 04-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #4001
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I can imagine that where you live the coverage is more intense than it would be elsewhere. But I hear ya!
Even National Geographic is having a special on it. I think I may have to go to Churchill, Canada and play with the polar bears to get away from it.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #4002
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...Okay my vent is over. I am just so sick of hearing about the Marathon Bombing around the clock.
Addie, one of my major irritations is how the media overplays news stories. Whether it's the weather, a disaster, the bombing or whatever. It's in your face around the clock. The more drama the better.

Why is it better if some poor sap of a reporter is outdoors standing in the middle of a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, flood etc. ARRGGGGHHHH!!
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:44 AM   #4003
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Why is it better if some poor sap of a reporter is outdoors standing in the middle of a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, flood etc. ARRGGGGHHHH!!
There's always the hope that he might get blown away by the hurricane winds!

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Old 04-12-2014, 11:00 AM   #4004
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I think I may have to go to Churchill, Canada and play with the polar bears to get away from it.
I've always wanted to visit Churchill! When you go please be safe.

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Old 04-12-2014, 11:37 AM   #4005
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Addie, one of my major irritations is how the media overplays news stories. Whether it's the weather, a disaster, the bombing or whatever. It's in your face around the clock. The more drama the better.

Why is it better if some poor sap of a reporter is outdoors standing in the middle of a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, flood etc. ARRGGGGHHHH!!
Overkill!! I would love to overkill some of the news departments.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:03 PM   #4006
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I have to agree about overblown news stories. Here in Canada it is the mayor of Toronto. I don't know how I feel about him, I just know I am tired of hearing about it.

My real vent is about my new cell phone. It is great. It is how we were treated and how we got ripped off. My plan was due for renewal last Sunday. Up until then the company we are with (Fido for Canadians) was advertising the Samsung S4 for $200 with renewal. When we went there the person we have been dealing with for a few years was off. The two that were there were speaking the whole time to each other in their own language. They told us the phone was now $300 and if we wanted we could wait 2-3 weeks until the S5 comes out and the S4 would probably be lower. My phone and my tablet both weren't working and TB wanted me to have the new phone ASAP so we paid the $300. When I mentioned that we were regular customers the woman said we weren't in her system. No deals were discussed and we were treated like we were buying a candy bar.

Just yesterday TB got an email from Bestbuy advertising the S5 (different providers) for $229.

He is phoning Fido today saying either refund the entire price of the phone, give us the S5 instead and match the price or, cancel the whole thing and we will take our business elsewhere!

First the van and now this - why can't anything be simple anymore!
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:01 PM   #4007
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Nope, not a "one and done" problem. Get the shot! I had a minimal reaction to the vaccine, but it's because I didn't have any protection against the virus, never developed the antibodies against it....
Doc wasn't sure what my insurance would charge. He thought it should be $50? But then again it could be $200! I'm waiting until I check with the insurance company, not so much to decide if to get it as to figure out how big of a charge I have to brace myself for! It's not like there's been a run on shingles around here, just a run on "get the singles vaccine ad" push around here on TV. Meanwhile, we also figured it was OK for me to forego my flu shot since the flu season winds down about now. Didn't get the shot and...the news last night said the flu is making a comeback. *sigh*
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You won't be alone for long, you have Laki and Carl and US! I know we are not DA, but we will continue to fill your life with joy.

Think of the Love and Trust you have received, the Privilege of caring for DA and learning more about her and her life. Remember, this is her Journey and she wants you at her side as her Companion, but only for the first steps, after that Someone stronger will be there to Greet her and be her Companion for the rest of her Journey.
Cat, ^this^. I couldn't have said it as eloquently as PF did. I have you, DA, and all your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:05 PM   #4009
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Good Saturday Morning. Or is it? I will have to get back to you on the "Good" part.....I am just so sick of hearing about the Marathon Bombing around the clock.
Thank goodness Himself and I aren't the only ones feeling this overload of remembrance. I've resorted to getting my news from the internet only for the time being. That way I have the choice to read just the current events and the weather.
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Cave, I believe the pharmacies in our area are connected online in such a way that the pharmacist can see the prescriptions we have had filled elsewhere. I know that's the way it was when I worked at the mail-order pharmacy. In fact, they keep sending me emails suggesting that I switch my retail prescriptions over to mail-order. So they can see what I'm getting elsewhere. If there is a drug interaction the order is stopped dead and a call is made to the doctor to let him know there's an interaction and suggest that he choose another drug. I am confortable with this set up. DH is afraid to take a Rolaids when he takes his blood pressure med.
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