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    I want to eat. I'm not hungry... just want to eat. Snacky, poppable stuff - like Enjoy Life Mega Chunks... that's what I'm craving. lol Of course, I have none with me at work.
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    Congrats on the good evaluation! I hope big things are in store for you!!!

    And I won't twist off & go on a rant about the whole school issue thing except this...welcome to socialism. It's all about the haves providing for the have nots. I agree with you 100% on everything you said cause its true! Honestly if I still had a kiddo in school I would probably homeschool. Don't like what they teach anyways. I know there are a lot of teachers around here & bless their hearts most of 'em do the best they can. I have teachers in my family & know what they have to go thru in a profession they love. I could never do what they do. So hats off to the great teachers out there. You know who you are.

    On the whole running issue...that would suck if you had to give it up...but you sure don't want to damage your poor tootsies anymore than they may already be, if there is a problem. If you cant run maybe you could help the marathons in other ways? Just a thought. Will be keeping my fingers crossed all goes well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theprimalcajun View Post
    ...welcome to socialism. It's all about the haves providing for the have nots. I agree with you 100% on everything you said cause its true! .
    AMEN!!!!!

    Now - I realize times are tough and we should extend a helping hand............ however! I've seen people in the store using food stamps to buy food (mostly crap food) -- and then handing over a pile cash to pay for something absolutely unnecessary! Like cigarettes or alcohol! At the same time they are using a smart phone and then go climb into the their Navigator and drive off with their 6 kids in tow. And don't even get me started on the illegal aliens working for cash under the table and then getting government assistance for housing and food and medical. Burns my butt!

    I'd provide what MY child needs for school - and buy a little extra of the things like paper and pencils for the "pool".
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    You can get most smartphones for next to nothing (for the actual phone) if you're eligible for an upgrade... but the plans are expensive. Brad and I pay $130 a month for our plan, with three major discounts for work affiliation, paperless billing and auto-deduct from my checking account. Anything to save a buck.

    But I have my own financial worries. Please don't make me take care of someone else's financial worries. ASK me if I'm able to help by providing a $5 donation or by buying an extra box of crayons, but do NOT force me to do it.

    That being said, I don't think it should be up to the teacher to provide things out of their pockets either. They don't get paid what they're worth and can't afford it either. And, of course, given the dilapidated state of our schools, the districts also can't afford it... it's really too bad that the federal government is so jacked up and keeps cutting education funding.
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    part of the problem with the schools - is the same as with the government - (IMO) - the guys at the TOP are making ridiculous amounts of money!!!! CUT THOSE SALARIES & BENNIES and it will ease the load on the entire system. I'd love to see Congress take a 20% pay cut --- they don't do jack shit anyway!
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    When I was in elementary school, you got the list on the first day. It was what you would "need" with an invitation to donate supplies or money for those who couldn't afford it. The only communal supplies were hand soap, kleenex and construction paper. My parents generally bought the bare bones (paper, pencil, colors, backpack, folders/ binders) and communal supplies before school, and got everything else as we needed it. Then again, this was a low income school, so the teachers warned the parents on upcoming expenses and had a fund set aside, paid out of donations, for kids that couldn't afford it. There was also the Terrier Supplies for kids that couldn't afford even the basic supplies. If you were in free lunch, $20 bought you everything, including the backpack.
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    lol. You girls make me smile!! I'm so glad that others feel the same way as I do! I certainly don't mind chipping in an extra box of crayons...or a couple spiral notebooks or whatever! I'm glad to do it! But don't "mandate" that I have to do it. And yes congress is worthless! They vote themselves raises while the rest of us peons struggle...they have their OWN awesome healthcare plan (don't even get me started on that!!)...they get rich off the kickbacks & payoffs they take...our founding fathers must be spinning in their graves! This is not what they envisioned for our country. Makes me so sad sometimes it makes me want to cry. *sigh*
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    I work for the government... so I have to be really careful what I say... especially as I write this on a government computer. But the system is seriously broke (both physically and monetarily) and needs a major overhaul. Congress needs to be paid less, they need fewer benefits - I should rephrase that... let them have their pay and their benefits, but make them actually work for it. Hold them accountable. If they don't perform, they don't keep "working" for the Congress. And no "forever" benefits that go on til death just b/c they served a term. There should also be term limits on Congress. We don't need out of touch 90 year olds making decisions for our country.

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    Back in the dinosaur days when I went to school everyone paid their own way. My folks got the list of what we would need for the year & bought accordingly & then added to it as it was needed. There was always a donation box at the store for any that chose to add to it as well as at school..seems it was always full. No one made a big deal that little Johnnie or Janet's parents couldn't afford supplies...they were always taken care of...but without all the big fanfare. I never knew who was poor & who got free lunch or got help with supplies. If someone ran out of paper or a pencil & I had extra I shared & thought nothing of it. Didn't matter to me. Now it seems a badge of honor that they can't afford it & someone else's parents have to cough up so they too can have stuff...& not dollar store stuff either. We have soooo lost our way as a country. I miss "the good ole days" when right was right & wrong was punished. Just to show you how old I am...when the occasional girl got pregnant, she had to leave school!!! The horror!! Now she gets subsidized & free day care! There were consequences of your actions back then. Not so much now. *sigh again*

    On a happier note...I made some flourless peanut butter cookies while ago. While surely not perfectly primal they sure are tasty & nice for a little snack & gluten free!! I'll post the recipe over in my journal.
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    Texas is a good example of how it should be. Our legislature meets every two years & our representatives have real jobs. Mine for my area is a farmer! Our representatives in Washington are different tho. I'm sure they get all the perks there. Definitely need a reset.
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