Lany Freelove Cassandra

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  1. yes, that's the point I was trying to make. Odds are pretty good everyone would get similar results (and really, they mean next to nothing)
  2. What's funny is the number of grandparents you have at that makes the likelihood of finding famous relations more likely. 9th cousins share 8th great-grandparents. The number of grandparents doubles each generation, so at 8th great-grandparents we have 1024 (which is what makes it all so funny, and most are so distant even the ancestry DNA test which goes to 8th cousins wouldn't even find the connection) The number of kids so many of my ancestors had make the odds even higher (and a lot of them were in the south and south central areas of the US, so some of the possibles on my list are not that surprising)
  3. Ancestry has a new app called "We're Related" that tries to connect your tree with those of famous people. It's amusing, but not useful in any real way. So far it has given me 17 possibles. 2 I am sure are "yes" (at least on my side), 5 possibles, 1 maybe, 8 not likely and 1 "no". I know for a fact 1 is wrong because it has been the bane of my existence. My great-grandfather lived within a few miles of another man with the same name and who was within a few years of his age. I was relived as that was the possible connection to Sarah Palin. (the Michelle Obama one is so close, it could be an error on my tree, but I can't find the right info yet...which would also bring in Brad Pitt to the possibles. And since they are both on the same line, I think they might be 7th cousins 2x removed) Possible Relation Relationship Likelihood Stephen King 9th cousin very likely Miley Cyrus 7th cousin 2x removed very likely Edgar Alan Poe 7th cousin 4x removed possible Dolly Parton 7th cousin 1x removed possible Blake Lively 7th cousin 3x removed possible Blake Sheldon 8th cousin 1x removed possible Kristen Stewart 9th cousin possible Mark Twain 6th cousin 4x removed maybe Harry S. Truman 6th cousin 3x removed not likely Sarah Palin 7th cousin 2x removed no Helen Keller 8th cousin 2x removed not likely Zachary Taylor 4th Cousin 6x removed not likely Benjamin Franklin 2nd cousin 10x removed not likely Christina Agullera 9th cousin not likely John F, Kennedy 8th cousin 2x removed not likely Brad Pitt 9th cousin not likely Michelle Obama 9th cousin not likely
  4. Some local news, with national implications (maybe), but I found it amusing But I'm not going to hold my breath. I figure the odds of it passing are slim and the odds of our Republican gov signing it none.
  5. see, what the deal is, they would only take away the guns from those who publicly oppose them and from the scary people of color. Can't let them have guns, just the Right kind of people.
  6. Once upon a time the top 3 reasons for people with security clearances betraying the US were #1 financial gain, #2 blackmail, #3 ideology When people with major financial problems were denied clearances, it often wasn't so much the debt itself, but the causes of the debt that was the red flag.
  7. There's a downside to declaring that corporations are people too. One day they just might turn on you
  8. We had a rifle range in the basement of our school, a safe with the rifles JROTC used to qualify and we made up the school rifle team. And this was the early 80's. (but hey, it was Idaho ) Our range got closed down my senior year due to poor ventilation, so we were forced to join the NRA (memberships paid for by the army) so we could shoot at a private range.
  9. I meant I had the qualifications Trump listed, and then was describing the realities of 7th grade, for a regular teacher. Trust me, I totally know what you mean though. Even being a permanent sub, it was insane. I was the 4th teacher that year for 7th grade Art class, and on day 1 I had a student say they ran off the first 3 teachers and they would run me off too (this was the class of mostly AP kids, they were my worse behaved kids). I told them they were a bunch of punks and I wasn't going anywhere. that held off total chaos for 3 days. I would have been happy with a strong yard stick eta: I never feel totally comfortable saying was a "teacher" since the school system never counted me as one, but yeah, I was one.
  10. This was my reaction too. I worked as a full time sub (like being a teacher, but sucky pay and no beni's) at a middle school, 7th grade to be specific. I am an army veteran, an expert shot, not small, (was) fairly strong, just the type of person Trump was referring to. Let me say there is no way in hell I would ever want a gun at school, especially not one on me. First off, even though I was 5'8" 180lbs, there were kids in 7th grade that were bigger than me. Second, at any given time, I was out numbered by a minimum of 25 to 1 Third, even though my purse was kept in my desk drawer, and I did my best to always be aware of all the students all the time, I still had something stolen. You just can't see everything all the time. It is a recipe for disaster!
  11. yeah, now I'm seeing it at other sites too. Insane, it really is
  12. Are we sure it is real?
  13. When Shuri is healing the CIA agent she mentions that he is the second white guy she has had to put back together. I assume this was an opening for the introduction of Bucky in the second movie. eta: I loved this movie. Might end up being my favorite
  14. Yeah, they had published the criteria for getting the ex-raid raids and spending time in the gyms in the parks. I made sure I did at least 1 raid every weekend, and often 1 during the evenings during the week (but these were not always at the park) and I tried at least once a week to take over the park gyms, but if when I got there, the people in the gym had held it only a short time, I then didn't take it, and that was likely my only chance that week. (80% of the players in my town make an effort at respectful gym taking, and try to do it only after the majority had been in the gym 10 hours - that other 20% who don't seem to be on our fb group seem to always target yellow and generally piss me off) So yeah, I managed some time in the target gyms, but I guess not enough (if I start playing again, I will track how much time I'm in them. The one gym I hit a lot does not get ex-raids because it is at a place of business)
  15. We have one park with 2 gyms. I made sure I spent time in both gyms, I did raids at both gyms, all the things they said you needed to do to get the ex-raid pass. I'm ready to quit (again) but I'm a bit of an obsessive collector...this time it just happens to be pokemon if I had all the Gen 3's, I would be out until the Gen 4 release.
  16. Read or play endless games of solitaire or wordamount (or whatever it is called)
  17. Yes, it is not getting invites/raid passes to either of the Mewtwo raids. I'm quite pissed off. (by either, I mean the ones that were done back in the fall and the ones that happened last weekend)
  18. It is that time of the year again, to sign up for the ASOIAF world-wide Secret Santa. As a way of getting to know each other better and bringing us closer together, every year for the past 11 years we have had a Secret Santa "game" here at Westeros. It has been a great deal of fun, and I am proud to once again host it. You do not need to celebrate Christmas to participate. We do have a $50 US gift amount. Please be mindful that this doesn't include shipping. I highly recommend using a site such as Amazon to ship the gifts, as postage can be very expensive. I say this every year, but it needs to be said again: PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE! You have about a month to decide. You can see how previous years worked here and here and here It works like this: 1) Sign up between Oct 1 and Nov 1; Answer at least one of the questionnaires either in the thread or send to me privately; PM me your address, even if you have played before. Unless I have permission*, I do not keep your addresses from year to year. (*if I send you Holiday Cards, I have your address) 2) Nov 1: I will use to assign you a giftee; secretly find out everything you can about your giftee (questionnaire, reading their posts, etc); Buy gift(s); Ship before Dec 1 (I will post shipping deadlines provided by the US Postal Service and others); PM me when you ship (I'm pretty anal about keeping track of things 3) Receive your gift--try to guess who it is from; Post in the thread about, even if you don't open it until Christmas, so your Santa doesn't worry that the gift was lost (this has happened, gifts have even been stolen, but Amazon replaced the stolen ones, another reason to use their service) or just PM me that your gift has arrived The Santas: Lany Cassandra Zar Lannister Helena KiDisaster Rocksniffer Lily Valley Anubiel expecto patronum TC Tellus Exploror Fragile Bird Dream Song Q the Cat Mlle. Zabzy
  19. I am so sorry guys! I've been sick and not on-line much at all. I am doing better, just have this horrible lingering cough going on now (but I can speak again! YAY!)
  20. Thanks! Yes, it was great, having them here. Thank you BB! Thanks Rhae! Thank you Lord Sidious
  21. Thank you Buckywheat! And a lovely holiday season to one and all My daughter and her family came for a visit. It was WONDERFUL! (even though the littlest one got me pretty sick) About those knitted helmets: I had a couple of child sizes left over, so I gave them to the grandsons. Right after the thanks yous, came "What about the swords and shields" "And armor" Of course, being the awesome Grammy that I am, I was able to improvise all of that. Their mom had to take the helmets and "armor" off them at bed time. They wanted to sleep in them (and they wore them all the next day too). I even set up the pop-up shade, added sheets for walls and made them a castle. *the armor was just a piece of fleece, same color as the hat (one red, one green) that I cut a hole in for the head to go through. And Alex was the best Uncle ever. Since the rules prohibited hitting each other with their swords, Alex dressed up in his wolfman costume and played the monster for them to destroy. (once upon a time, his older brother Phillip did the same for Alex on his 4th birthday...he was the Dread Pirate Phillip and all the kids ganged up on him)
  22. I got a couple of books, a lovely owl necklace and a d20 christmas ornament.
  23. Those sound like awesome gifts!
  24. your secret santa says "oh, ummm, I think that's ok, yes, ok" and "oh, there's another one coming too"
  25. I will! I'll send myself a reminder