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  Lurked for 3+ Years
Posted by: FormerLurker - 05-01-2018, 08:35 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (1)

Hi All, I've lurked here for over three years, and finally decided to add an account because if I had many moons ago, I'd already be over 50 posts. 

I'm a quality over quantity individual when it comes to posting, so you'll see no mad rush for me to get my post count up to 50. 

Charon, I have read all the rules and appreciate what you and all the other mods do for this forum, I am happy to have finally come out of the woodwork - and I will adhere to all the policies at all times. 

Take care all and I look forward to future discussions with you all. 


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  Death and Grief Support
Posted by: Charon - 05-01-2018, 07:35 PM - Forum: Family, Friends & Relationships - Replies (8)

This thread is dedicated to Fish Farmer's Dad/ And to all whom we have lost.

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  Bob Dorough of 'Schoolhouse Rock' Is Dead at 94
Posted by: IceWizard - 05-01-2018, 03:43 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (1)

Old news from last week::::

Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY Published 11:56 a.m. ET April 24, 2018

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Go ahead, Generation X and Millennials, pour one out for Bob Dorough. The musician and composer, 94, died Monday of natural causes at his home in Mount Bethel, Pa., his son told the Associated Press.

You may not know Dorough's name but if you were parked in front of your TV on Saturday mornings growing up in the 1970s or '80s (or your teachers did), you can probably still recite the lyrics he wrote for Schoolhouse Rock. And the lessons he imparted may have helped you pass a grammar or math test along the way.

He wrote all of the music and lyrics for the Multiplication Rock math series and two of the best-known Grammar Rock numbers, Conjunction Junction and Lolly, Lolly Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here.

Dorough also wrote the song Devil May Care, which jazz great Miles Davis recorded as an instrumental version.

Dorough was born in Arkansas and raised in Texas. After arranging music and playing multiple instruments for army bands during World War II, he studied composition and piano at the University of North Texas, graduating in 1949.

He also did stints in Paris jazz clubs and Los Angeles, where he played between comedy sets by Lenny Bruce. But it was his knack for teaching math through music that would lead to his best-known job as musical director for Schoolhouse Rock, ABC's series of educational videos, conceived by advertising executive David McCall, whose son couldn't remember his multiplication tables but could rattle off lyrics to rock songs.

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Bob Dorough, seen here performing in London in 2006, was recruited from the New York jazz club scene to write music for 'Schoolhouse Rock.' (Photo: HERITAGE IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES)

"Dave was very pointed in telling Bob (recruited from a New York jazz club) not to talk down to kids as had been the case in most attempts to educate children through music. Bob then promised to return in a couple of weeks with a demo," recalled Schoolhouse Rock co-creator George Newall in a 2014 interview with the website Noblemania.com.

"When Bob came back with Three Is a Magic Number, we were astonished," Newall said. "He had put the three times table into a context, based on the role of three in mathematics, religion, and even furniture-making."

Newall noted that Three Is a Magic Number remains his personal favorite. "That was the song in which Bob Dorough created the conceptual approach that steered us away from the mere repetition of numbers and facts."

He added, "By the grace of Bob, every recording session was fun to be a part of."

Dorough eventually settled in Pennsylvania, and worked into his early 80s, collaborating with Nellie McKay and writing songs that accompanied author Maureen Sullivan's children's books about Carlos the French bulldog.

His funeral is set for Monday in Mount Bethel, Pa.

Contributing: Associated Press

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Posted by: fishfarmer - 05-01-2018, 12:42 AM - Forum: Family, Friends & Relationships - Replies (18)

Those of you who know me, know I am no big fan of the Fed. Gov. But even though Hospice is funded I believe by Medicare, they are a private organization? Pa has not passed yet but according to the Doc's in the Family it is likely a day or two away. Got the strongest hand-shake I have ever had from Pa when I got there last Fri. and a simple "I Love You David" That was all I needed and did not even need it as we have said it many times before. For those of you who have any issues with terminally ill loved ones, now is the time to say "I Love You" 'I Forgive You", "Can you please forgive ME" etc. Life is just to short! Bless All of my IOP Friends and Hope you have a great Week-FF-Dave

Just a quick P.S., The end of life care has been exceptional and there is no pain whatsoever as our family of Doc's and RN's and Dentists have taken things under control. Just to throw it out there to the Mod's, maybe we could ad a Death and Grief support Page? Just my 2 cent's comment-FF

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Posted by: anxietyguy - 04-30-2018, 06:10 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (11)

Hi :
I am a 40 years old male, with anxiety since I was a teen. 
My main problem is insomnia. I go to sleep without problem, but after 3-4 hours I wake up and then, it is a nightmare . . Felt tired the entire day , during weekends I take a nap of 3 hours ! . But, during the week, that is not possible . 
Anyway, thanks for let me in  Smile .

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  i was New but its all over now
Posted by: airsmith - 04-30-2018, 03:17 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (4)

Hello everyone I just signed up here.  Looks like a cool forum.  Hope to be able to find some good stuff on here.

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  Bill Cosby found guilty on all charges
Posted by: IceWizard - 04-26-2018, 07:29 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (5)

It was a long, uphill battle, years in the making, but prosecutors in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, finally won the conviction on felony sexual assault charges of the man once revered as “America’s Dad.”

At the age of 80, Bill Cosby was convicted today on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault stemming from drugging and molesting a woman in his suburban Pennsylvania home nearly 14 years ago.

As the verdict was read just before 2 p.m. in the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Cosby leaned his head down, took a deep breath and appeared to close his eyes.

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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt for deliberations at his sexual assault retrial

Cosby's main accuser, Andrea Constand, and two other women who testified that Cosby also drugged and sexually assaulted them were in the courtroom and burst into tears as the verdict was announced.
"I feel like my faith in humanity has been restored," one of the women, Lili Bernard, said after hearing the verdict.

The conviction came about 11 months after a mistrial was declared in Cosby's first trial when a jury failed to reach a verdict.

The jury of seven men and five women began deliberating Wednesday and spent a little over 12 hours going over evidence presented to them over two weeks before rendering their unanimous decision.

After the verdict was announced, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele asked Judge Steven O'Neill to revoke Cosby's bail and send him to jail right away.

"I understand this is very serious ... however to ask to revoke the bail of individual ... is your concern?" O'Neill asked Steele.

"Flight," Steele said. "To any place. He has a plane."

At that point, Cosby screamed out in a booming voice: "He doesn't have a plane you a------!"

Cosby was convicted charges connected to the assault on Andrea Constand, a former director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a trustee and major financial donor. Constand testified that Cosby knocked her out with a powerful drug and sexually assaulted her in 2004 at his home.

The prosecution was also allowed to call five other women to testify that Cosby assaulted them in the same manner.

Guilty Cosby

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  “Sandwich Crisis Deepens"
Posted by: Linville - 04-26-2018, 06:00 PM - Forum: World News - No Replies

This is bad news for me
A sandwich crisis

”Sandwich Crisis Deepens":

 Subway Closes 500 Stores In 2018

The accelerating demise of Subway, the world’s largest restaurant chain, will one day be just another case study of how to run a once-spectacular business empire into the ground, as Americans quickly abandon this iconic sandwich chain in droves, seeking healthier and fresher, or just simply "different" food alternatives.

For the first time in its 52-years of operation, the company contracted in 2016, shuttering 359 US locations, which was the most significant retrenchment in its history. In 2017, the company closed another 800+ US locations, as details emerged that some one-third of shops in the US could be unprofitable.

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Subway’s crisis could be linked to many factors: demographic shift, healthy eating trends, a disgraced ex-spokesman charged as a pedophile, and or managerial shifts. As we explained in December, it is only the tip of the iceberg for Subway’s closures, as we stated it is the “beginning of a crisis.”
And according to a new report from Bloomberg, the sandwich chain continues to close US stores at a record pace (which is not saying much as it has only had 2 full years of net closures in its entire history). 

Not even one month into the second quarter, management already announced that as many as 500 stores are closing across the country. While it is evident that Americans did not spend their Trump tax cuts on Subway sandwiches, the company is shrinking its North American footprint for greater opportunities in the U.K., China, India and Latin America, Bloomberg said. Last year, the chain closed +800 stores, bringing its total U.S. count to around 25,908 — well off the highs of 27,103 in 2015.

“We want to be sure that we have the best location,” Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Greco, 60, said in a phone interview. “We focused in the past on restaurant count. We’re focused now on strengthening market share.”

Store count isn’t everything,” she added. “It is about growing the business.”
Greco told Bloomberg that the company is struggling to increase sales in the U.S. as newer, more modern fast-food chains are crowding out the industry.
More from Greco:
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While the US segment clearly topped out in 2015, Greco told Bloomberg that her concentration today is on international expansion. 
She added the fast-food chain will add more than 1,000 locations outside North America and will primarily focus on the U.K., Germany, South Korea, India, China, and Mexico.

In summary, the compounding effect of store closures, eatery trends, waning restaurant industry, and poor advertisement choices, have ultimately dethroned the world’s largest restaurant chain, and now forced the company into a contraction phase for the third year in a row. And, as a last-ditch effort to preserve momentum and prevent further hemorrhaging of the sandwich empire, management has opted to shrink the North American segment for more, costlier opportunities abroad.

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  Any Opinions on MSJ V's
Posted by: fishfarmer - 04-25-2018, 01:51 AM - Forum: Who's Got It - Replies (3)

I am Looking at the large site with multiple brands of V's. Have learned that U get what you pay for and any opinions would be helpful-Thanks-FF Charon suggested I start a PM only thread but was not quite sure where to post it and do not want to bother her again. Those of U who know where I am coming from, If you would PM me that would be great! Thanks Friends-FF

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  Serious questions about "brand name promethazine"
Posted by: thepianist - 04-25-2018, 01:11 AM - Forum: Pill Identification - No Replies

If I am breaking any rules by posting this thread, I apologize and please delete.  I don't believe anything I'm writing is in violation.
There was a recent stock of phen-ergen bought from a respected vendor that everyone has access to.  Many use this vendor as they are open for any to see and have been around for a long time but are more known for another class of med they offer.  They are reliable as are their brother(s).  I'm not trying to be too kryptic here and hope most can figure out which or whom I am referring to; the point is: compared to pharm-blistered-without-a-doubt-legitimate phenergen, these contain massive amounts of sugar on the coating, there are inconsistencies (sp?) with those from a blister.  Massive size difference as well (incredibly smaller).  Once bitten into and if one allows enough time to pass, the typical 1st-generation antihistamine numbness is felt on the tongue which is somewhat comforting as this is a well-documented effect when other 1st generation antihistamines are administered sublingually. 

I've taken a dosage I would normally take to fall asleep but find myself typing at the computer and about to go watch some tv.  I'll update in the morning.

Update: definitely promethazine. Just never any phenergen I’ve had before. Things are as sugary as skittles lol!

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