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  1. General Chat
    Saw this today and knew it would be appreciated here at the Village...couldn't resist...I read it twice and couldn't agree more. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    10 June 2011 Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove) 10 June 2011 Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove) This plants was purchased from a greenhouse and planted in 2010. It did not bloom last year, but had very healthy, vigorous vegetation.
  3. General Chat
    Hi All... I was just wondering if there are any words that make you "cringe". Mine would be "Stupid", "Hate", and "Fat". They were never really used a lot around me in my "young" years, so I have no idea why they bother me so much. What would your disliked "words" be? Thanks... carol
  4. Frugal Living
    I know I do not do the frugal thing sometimes, but it really amazes me how many people have no idea. For example on GMA this morning the big budget segment was, not get this, to save money, shop thrift stores. I don't know, I guess it is true, common sense is not so common any more. What...
  5. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I may be sorry for posting this but this has been gnawing me at for some time. I may not be the most political savy person but I do think I have atleast a grain of common sense. So here it goes: WAR: Why can't we have our troops home by Christmas? I am not saying I am for or against the war, I...
  6. General Chat
    http://www.daveramsey.com/media/pdf/the_common_sense_fix.pdf Looks like Dave is the only guy with the brain to fix all this when it comes to this "Bailout" stuff. I've already emailed my Senators and Reps and told them to follow this plan and then get Ramsey a cabinet position!
  7. General Chat
    Compiling a list of common acronyms used here at the Village. Feel free to add. ISO - In search of HTH - happy to help/ hope this helps / hotter than hades LOL - Laughing out loud. rofl - rolling on the floor laughing. SOB - errrr, I think we all know what this is. DH -...
  8. News you can use
    10 common tax-filing mistakes to avoid Tax law changes have created new tax-filing pitfalls to watch out for, as well as the usual ones we face every filing season.
  9. Goals and Dreams
    Ok, I just finished responding to another thread that rising costs might see me biking to work. Nice goal, good idea under normal circumstances. Then we get to the BUT part (I always seem to have a big "but" in the picture). I am currently unable to walk, much less bike. So, while that might be...
  10. News you can use
    Private nurses for common folks You may think of private nurses as a luxury for the ultra-rich, like a butler or personal chauffeur. But hiring in-house medical care has become an increasingly viable option for regular folks too.
  11. Careers
    By Todd Anten There are some questions that tend to pop up during almost every job interview. The bad news: These questions can be quite difficult to answer. The good news: Because they are so common, you can prepare for them well in advance and give a perfect answer without breaking a sweat...
  12. News you can use
    Tip of the day: How to avoid common painting mistakes You don?t have to be a pro to get high-quality results. But cutting corners will produce a sloppy job, and even the highest-rated paint will fail if you don?t apply it properly. To make your work last, DON?T . . . Ignore prep work. ?Surface...
  13. General Chat
    After the response to the inquiry about CCCS, which I think most of us thought was incredibly rude and uncalled for, I thought maybe we should discuss this. I have strong opinions, and I know sometimes they rub people the wrong way. This being said, I always try to preface my post with...
  14. General Chat
    My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for...
  15. Freebies
    http://www.hhmi.org/catalog/main?action=product&itemId=304 Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads DVD How has the amazing diversity of plants and animals evolved? What can fossils, butterflies, and stickleback fish tell us about the deep common ancestry of all living forms? In four...
  16. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=522389
  17. Green Living
    http://www.pioneerthinking.com/poisons.html
  18. Kitchen Basics
    GENERAL SHELF LIVES FOR COMMON ITEMS (From The Food Marketing Institute In Washington DC) 1.) Flour unopened: up to 12 months. Opened: 6-8 months. 2.) Whole Wheat Flour unopened: 1 month. Opened: 6-8 months if refrigerated. 3.) Sugar unopened: 2 years. Sugars do not spoil but eventually may...
  19. Health and beauty
    I just heard on the news that a cure for the common cold has been developed. It is only available in Canada right now but it is over the counter and made from herbs. It is called Cold FX.
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