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When the Phone Rings, I Cringe

Originally posted on HouseWifeWithDegree:

This does not happen every time my phone rings, just during the day when my son’s elementary school calls. I have noticed that I do not get phone calls, or emails for that matter, when he has a great day. I only get calls when he has a bad day. I sit, waiting patiently for the story to be told, all the while I can hear my son making up excuses-in my mind.

He is a good child and tries hard to please others. However, he has some issues that we are in the process of working on. Granted, we have been working on some of these issues for years. It would be nice if I could get a phone call, note, or email when he has a really good day. Each time the phone rings and the person on the other end states she is from his school my…

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Women got 7 million SEK bill for giving birth in Hawaii

Originally posted on Living forum:

A women had a pregnancy insurance before she left for a trip to Hawaii. 9 weeks to early her daughter was born, accoring to Expressen TV. After the birth she got a 1 million dollar medical bill. How can a birth be that expensive? I guess it is beacuse the daughter was born 9 weeks to early and needed to stay in the hospital for weeks. The insurance company has decided not to pay. The insurance companies name is Blue cross, according to Expressen TV.

What kind of world is this? It shouldn’t cost meony to give birth to a baby in a safe way. If she had been in her home country it wouldn’t have been that expensive I am guessing.

Are you rich? I think you should help the couple to pay the bill to the Hawaiian hospital.

Source:

http://www.expressen.se/tv/nyheter/utrikes/fodde-barn-i-usa—fick-rakning-pa-sju-miljoner/

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‘CARRY THAT WATER’: Media Matters’ mockery of ‘Obamacare enrollment truthers’ backfires

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, the Obama administration included hundreds of thousands of dental plans in the Obamacare enrollment data, which provided an artificial boost to the numbers and caused the sign-up goal to be met.

At the end of March of this year, Media Matters referred to people saying the administration was cooking the books on ACA enrollment as “Obamacare enrollment truthers”:

There it is:

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High-larious!

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Nothing to say really, but another story to tell…

Originally posted on Living forum:

Or do I? I think some of my team mates have amazing backgrounds. One was in the Tsunami, close to the hotel I have stayed at prior to the Tsunami. It told me its story. I got tears in my eyes, as well as laughter. The way the person told the story was so touching. Most likely the story has been heard by others from mouth to mouth. A book should be written, a film should be made. But not with the Tsunami in focus, no with the life it gained. Generous person, that doesn’t value money, that values time and people and giving joy instead. What an story. It was the first time I met someone, that was on the beach I stayed at. I mailed the hotel I stayed at, I never got a reply. I think they all died. My hotel was totally gone in the Tsunami…

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Baked Potato Skins

Originally posted on The non-hip hippies:

They taste even better than they look.

They taste even better than they look.

I HATE food waste. I am sure it’s because I didn’t give a damn about it when I was younger. Some kind of Universe balance stuff, you know. And even though baking some potato skins will never make it up for all the glasses of milk I sent down the toilet without any guilt, at least it is something, right?

Ingredients

  • leftover peeled potato skins (the more, the better)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a baking pan mix the potato skins with olive oil.
  • Arrange the potato skins so that they don’t cover each other and with the skin side up.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 250 C for 20-25′.
  • Enjoy!
tah-dah!

tah-dah!

(I know, this is a ridiculously short post. But Loulou caught a cold and I am quite busy with trying to make her feel a…

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Combating Holiday Weight Shame

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:

You Forgot Your BullshitThe article “Tell Loved Ones They are Overweight This Christmas” is making the rounds again. I will not be linking to it because I have no interest in driving traffic there. I will say that should my loved ones take this advice the follow up article will be “I Told My Loved One She Is Overweight and She Told Me to Sit Down, Shut Up and Mind My Own Damn Business.”

The article says that in a poll of more than 2,000 people, 42% of 18 to 24-year-olds would not tell a loved one they should lose weight because of a fear they would hurt the other person’s feelings.

According to the article, this suggests that ” too many people shy away from the issue”.  According to me this proves that 42% of 18-24 year olds have common decency and/or realize that it is impossible for a fat person in…

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‘Hack.’ Geraldo Rivera: The GOP blames immigrants for ‘Ebola, ISIS and climate change’

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Geraldo Rivera is at it again, this time giving Twitter his theory on why the GOP is opposed to President Obama’s immigration overhaul:

Yes, Geraldo. You nailed it, yet again. The GOP would welcome illegal immigrants if only they were carbon neutral.

Of course it’s not a factual statement. You expected more from Geraldo on this?

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