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Foods Breaking the Dairy Addiction May 08 2015
16:10 (UTC)
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My husband didn't eat meat for about 7 years. When he started eating meat again (and he didn't ease into it), he didn't feel any negative effects.  I stopped eating dairy for a week, when my son was born, because we were concerned that he had a dairy intolerance from my milk - he didn't, and I happily went back to my cheese and milkshakes.

Unless you are lactose intolerant, eating your lunch with dairy-based salad dressing after 6 days of avoiding dairy will not make you sick.

Foods Cheat day vs. Cheat meal May 08 2015
16:04 (UTC)
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How about you make a plan that doesn't have any rules that require cheating?

Calorie Count Generic Foods May 07 2015
20:20 (UTC)
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I haven't logged in forever, but there used to be a checkbox you could select to do "generic only".

Health & Support Don't really want to ask, but I'm going to have to... May 06 2015
19:54 (UTC)
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I wouldn't doubt that it is related to your shifting hormone levels in the days leading up to your period, but that doesn't make it any less worrisome/dangerous that you experience such anxiety and depression to the point that you would cut yourself.

As krayola said, you need to get help.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 06 2015
18:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by nebi-hime:

I don't see much difference in Canada though, because you still have to get the marriage license from the legal source, only some clergy are authorized to sign that as well. It's just more efficient?

That's how it is in my state as well.

License comes from town hall (at least 3 days before wedding).  Wedding can be officiated by a JOP or religious person, or someone can get permission for the day-of, to officiate. So basically, anyone.

The Lounge Baltimore is in Flames May 06 2015
18:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

And  this has been determined?   Without any doubt whatsoever?

Have you ever waited for this level of certainty before posting some of your theories?

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 06 2015
18:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

nope. that may have been the original story, but the justification (when she kicked up a much-deserved public fuss) was that she and her friends were dressed alike, which made it "a religious uniform."

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines ...

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 06 2015
14:30 (UTC)
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I didn't read it (because I would find the content even more intolerable than the grammar/spelling, and I just can't even)... but I was disappointed when I read the article. I was hoping that someone was filing a lawsuit blaming their own divorce on gay couples being allowed to marry.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 06 2015
14:02 (UTC)
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For some reason, I am most taken with the fact that she hand-wrote it on sheets of lined, 3-hole-punched paper.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 05 2015
17:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Preaching to the Choir, Doc. Although, I have to be honest, I can't honestly imagine what I'd do with three husbands. All that sanwich-makin' would wear a girl out. I've only got two feet to be rubbed.

fixed

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 05 2015
16:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

We can't even agree on something as obvious as getting a damn measles shot, I don't think we're up to the challenge of revamping our entire society.

Not with that attitude.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 05 2015
15:42 (UTC)
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Are there places where you can get married without going to the town hall to get a marriage license?

We got married by a judge, but in our state, he had to get a waiver to allow him to perform the ceremony. The actual "marriage" was essentially done through paperwork - we filled out a form, got a new form that our officiant had to fill out on the day of and return to the town hall, and then we were married. Everything else was just pomp and circumstance.  As far as I know, none of that would have been different if we had been married by a member of the clergy.

It might be that certain types of people (clergy) have standing "waivers" to allow them to officiate all the time, and I don't really care who gets a permanent waiver and who has to apply for one each time.

Health & Support Help - what BMI is dangerous? May 05 2015
13:48 (UTC)
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Your current BMI is extremely dangerous - potentially fatal. You need to get professional help immediately.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 05 2015
13:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by cajunrider:

I'm ready for the civil legal marriage to go away entirely.

 

 

I'm OK with keeping the civil marriages between any consenting adult

See why I was confused?

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today May 05 2015
12:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

I'm ready for the civil legal marriage to go away entirely. All are treated equally as individuals and can enter into any legal ties with one another as they wish. All will have equal treatment in the eyes of the law. Leave the clergy and religion entirely out of it. Then marriage or matrimony, whatever the religious people want to call it, become nothing but a sacrament in their religion no more no less, much like how we treat baptism today.

Pfft. I'm not going to stop calling myself "married" just because some other people got their panties in a twist about whom they think should be allowed to get married.

Calorie Count Calories a day?? May 04 2015
17:24 (UTC)
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People who are underweight and trying to gain weight are often recommended to eat around 2500 calories a day, although depending on various factors, they might need to eat more than that.

The Lounge Baltimore is in Flames May 01 2015
16:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by nebi-hime:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

just saw the following tweet:

Baltimore Police officers will be facing a plethora of charges for the death of #FreddieGray. Don't you dare tell us "rioting" doesn't work.

 

can't help but agree. the past few months of hostility have made it clear that ignoring race-based police violence isn't a viable option anymore.

Rioting, or waiting until the autopsy was done? Guess which one gives more info.

If the charges against the cops are because there wasn't probable cause to arrest him, that's not based on an autopsy.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today Apr 29 2015
13:52 (UTC)
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Do you expect the major news networks to cover this issue to the same extent as the "editor-at-large for the Gay Voices vertical of The Huffington Post"?

I think that's pretty unrealistic.

And just because his appearance was canceled, that doesn't mean the networks aren't covering it.

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today Apr 29 2015
13:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

Last night's Network News:

Lead story: Baltimore Protests

Story 2: Earthquake in Nepal

Story 3: Gay Marriage

So yeah, it was number 3 but certainly not ignored. Would it have been the lead story if those other two things hadn't happened? I suppose, but I don't think the Baltimore police killed a guy just to move Gay Marriage to page 2.

Well, some conspiracy theory loonies would say "time will tell".

The Lounge Could have been the big news for today Apr 29 2015
12:39 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

It was all over my news feed; not ignored, at all.

I've been hearing it daily on my commute, on NPR. Pretty sure that counts as "major media".

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