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  1. General Chat
    So the flash mob Hallelujah Chorus thread titled Christmas treat and the post in it about another Hallulujah chorus in a Random acts of Culture series Started me wondering is there are "random acts of culture" in your community or cultured events you can attend without paying for a ticket...
  2. General Chat
    Another thread made my mind wander on this a bit: Have you ever moved and encountered culture shock? I'm not necessarily meaning that you move from one country to another (although it would certainly apply). But many times we never dream that just moving from one state to another would give...
  3. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    as first reported http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jul/28/church-shooting-police-find-manifesto-suspects-car/ I have to say, conservative hate spewing pundits have done their job. This guy was infuriated by the difficulty of finding work, and losing his foodstamps, but the rightwing...
  4. Frugal Living
    I recently read an article called "Money lies that Cost You Big." This author failed to mention one of the big ones. That is the one that says, "Convenience and quality come at a price." What we consider a necessary convenience is all too often a matter of "popular culture." It may have begun as...
  5. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.latimes.com/business/investing/sfl-zsave15feb15,1,7302353.column?coll=la-utilities-business-money&ctrack=1&cset=true
  6. Religion
    I just read this article. Its food for thought! http://www.theooze.com/articles/article.cfm?id=1149
  7. Frugal Living
    I did my first grocery shopping trip after moving here the other day, and all I can say is, WOW! Some of the prices are crazy!! In Manitoba, I would pay $3.50, tops for 4 litres of milk. Here, it's $6.25!! Plus, it doesn't come in a plastic jug, like I'm used to, but the bags that you put...
  8. Christmas
    The kids and I have a couple that we do  - we use to go look for ideas in the library about different Christmas customs from children arond the world (I had Aimee's Daisy scouts and Brownie scouts troops do them too but I don't know if any of them still do it.) We do the Christmas spider - I...
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