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  • Sleepover Kit for 10 year old girls?

    What are some good ideas to put in a sleepover kit for this age group?

    5 réponsesTeen & Preteenil y a 10 ans
  • Who makes the best hair powder?

    Looking for a powder that holds hair great and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. My salon brand is really expensive. Thanks!

    1 réponseHairil y a 1 décennie
  • Atheists, can you help a fellow atheist out?

    Certain family members send me emails like this (see below) on a regular basis. I need some ammo!

    Andy Rooney and Prayer

    Andy Rooney says:

    I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing

    a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go

    out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of


    Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because

    someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big

    deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts.

    They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety

    to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

    But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.

    Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada,countries founded on

    Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian

    churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you

    expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

    If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish


    If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim


    If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone

    pray to Buddha.

    And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit.

    When in Rome .....

    But what about the atheists? Is another argument.

    What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to

    pass the collection plate. Just humour us for 30 seconds. If that's asking

    too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit

    the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

    Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell

    thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a

    football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

    Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our

    courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us

    to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to

    pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling

    us to cease praying.

    God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

    The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or

    two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care

    what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It's time we tell

    them, "You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of

    Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honour

    Him. That is your right, and we will honour your right; but by golly, you

    are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we

    WILL WIN!"

    God bless us one and all...Especially those who denounce Him, God bless

    America and Canada, despite all our faults We are still the greatest nations

    of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to

    pray and worship God.

    Let's make 2010 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as

    the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces

    come home from all the wars.

    Keep looking up.

    21 réponsesReligion & Spiritualityil y a 1 décennie
  • Gender-neutral gifts?

    I have to make up a birthday-themed hamper for my kid's school (its a fundraiser thing) and I don't know what to put in it. The school didn't say if the hamper was for children or adults, so I am looking for appropriate things to put in the hamper. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

    3 réponsesGrade-Schooleril y a 1 décennie
  • What product(s) help with facial redness?

    All I've tried is Aveeno's Calming Lotion and Calming Cleanser with Feverfew which does absolutely nothing. I do have dry skin all year, not Rosacea. Thanks in advance!!

    1 réponseOther - Skin & Bodyil y a 1 décennie
  • Have you ever heard someone speaking in tongues?

    Do you think they're faking it?

    27 réponsesReligion & Spiritualityil y a 1 décennie
  • As a potential customer, would this concern you if a business pulled this stunt?

    I work for a small business that claims the economy is hurting them (I don't doubt this) so much that they'e decided to cut back hours and open the store later and close earlier. If you were a customer coming into this store, expecting regular hours would it make you mad that suddenly business hours have changed, you can no longer contact the people in charge because, due to the economy, they no longer feel they need to be there five days a week? Is this a smart move on my boss's part, or are they essentially making it harder for their customers to do business with them?

    4 réponsesSmall Businessil y a 1 décennie
  • When someone comes to your country and doesn't speak the native language?

    Does it tick you off a little? I mean if someone immigrated a few years ago and still don't speak the local tongue, but somehow they have a job, drive a car, own a house, etc, etc? How do they even get a driver's license when they can't read the friggin' road signs? I don't get it.

    21 réponsesOther - Cultures & Groupsil y a 1 décennie
  • Do you collect strange things? Why? Do you consider yourself Goth, Emo, or 'average?'?

    Example, bones of dead animals, obituaries, photos of car accidents, 'forbidden books', anything considered macabre, forbidden or outright strange. Why made you decide to start such a collection and what do you get out if it?

    3 réponsesOther - Cultures & Groupsil y a 1 décennie
  • My child's friend misses a lot of school?

    She misses one or two days every week. I thought this was strange, but made the assumption that perhaps she was in ill health and left it at that. But this friend confessed to my child that her mommy is the one that gets sick and can't take her to school. Is this a cause for concern? How can I help?

    4 réponsesGrade-Schooleril y a 1 décennie
  • Is this passive-aggressive behaviour?

    I think my employer may be passive-aggressive. When I make a mistake she makes snide comments about me at a level I can just hear. She'll never confront me to my face, she'll pick apart other things that I accomplished (sometimes from days ago) with other people. If she wants me to take a day off (due to lack of work with this wonderful economy) she has her daughter call me to give me the 'bad' news. This is a family-run business and I am the only employee, so there is no one to turn to for help. I don't know how to deal with this crazy woman!

    1 réponseMental Healthil y a 1 décennie
  • Do you think, as a society, we've become more paranoid?

    Do you think with the advent of mass media, internet, etc, etc, that we have become more scared of things in general? Do you think this influx of information as helped us or harmed us? Is ignorance truly bliss?

    5 réponsesOther - Society & Cultureil y a 1 décennie
  • Do you believe that some people have plain bad luck? Or, do you believe in cause and effect?

    Which one do you believe in? And, how is that working out for you? Can you cite examples of your own or others?

    3 réponsesPsychologyil y a 1 décennie
  • Do you believe most people have something 'wrong' with them? Do you think there is a psychological root?

    What I mean is, do you think most people have some sort of Achilles Heel? And do you believe, like many Eastern philosophies, that people get sick (especially recurrent illnesses) because their thoughts made it so?

    5 réponsesMental Healthil y a 1 décennie
  • Could you help me find this book series?

    I don't remember the titles of the books or even the authors name despite conducting an internet search. All I can remember is reading a young adult fantasy series many years ago about a character who set out on a quest to collect different coloured keys from different kingdoms in order to open up the prison at the very end. Not much to go on, I know, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    1 réponseBooks & Authorsil y a 1 décennie
  • Can you tell me what this abbreviation means?

    Referring to residential zones in urban areas. Can someone please tell me what RLD - Res. Low Density MRZ means? My neighbourhood (for property tax assesments) is listed as RSF- Res. Single Family Zone. What does the other one mean?

    Thanks in advance!

    2 réponsesCanadail y a 1 décennie
  • Can anyone help me pick out a colour for my front door?

    I have a blue house, with dark blue trim and I was thinking of painting my front door cranberry red. I have a friend who thinks that is a terrible combination, so now I'm not sure what to do. Like some guidelines before I go ahead with any painting. Thanks!

    8 réponsesDecorating & Remodelingil y a 1 décennie
  • My laptop won't play cd's or dvd's! Help!?

    It is a Toshiba Satellite A200 with Windows Vista. I am trying to move some of my music from cd to ipod, but my laptop will not play any kind of cd (be that one I bought in a store, or, one I burned myself). Nor will it play any dvds. I changed my settings in control panel to allow all cds and dvds to play using Windows Media Player and still nothing. Nothing works under Media Center either. Thanks in advance.

    2 réponsesLaptops & Notebooksil y a 1 décennie
  • How do you feel about boys and girls having sleepovers?

    My daughter who is 6 was asked by one of her friends (a boy who is also 6) if she could come for a sleepover. I said no and didn't go into too much detail why I thought it inappropriate. I know nothing would happen as the kids are still clueless, but I was still uncomfortable with it. Did I over-react? My husband says not, that he felt if we allowed her to have sleepovers with boys now it would set up a precedence for it later on in life. The parents of the boy were a little put out. So, did I over-react?

    17 réponsesParentingil y a 1 décennie
  • Modems and phone lines?

    We currently are without a landline phone and at the end of the work day I need to send a sales report through my own handheld computer and its own modem. The modem was connected to the phone line, but since we are without, can I use the modem through a DSL line that my desktop uses? The handheld computer and modem are made by Intermec. Sorry, I am not very computer savvy. Thank you.

    4 réponsesComputer Networkingil y a 1 décennie