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#273582 - 08/31/14 02:09 PM Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014
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Welcome To Reader Rant

Week of August 31st-September 6th, 2014


It is Labor Day Weekend, signaling the end of the Summer Season, and we turn our eyes to the beginning of school and the approach of Fall. Many people will hitting the road to take advantage of the three day weekend to get in their last licks at summer activities, gathering with family and friends to enjoy some last carefree moments.




Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

The equivalent holiday in Canada, Labour Day, is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. In many other countries (more than 80 worldwide), "Labour Day" is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which occurs on May 1.

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The recognition of the worker was also brought about by Labor Unions, that have won many hard-fought benefits for workers. There was a bloody and violent history to get the right to unionize. Now that right is under attack again by some in the business and political environment.




Today, many of us mark this day with acts of leisure, to celebrate being able to provide for ourselves and our families-to get together with friends and be happy in our prosperity. After the Great Depression and more recently, the Great Recession, it has been hard, but things are turning around.




One night, an 87-year-old woman came home from Bingo to find her
92-year-old husband in bed with another woman. She became violent and ended up pushing him off the balcony of their 20th floor apartment, killing him instantly. Brought before the court on the charge of murder, she was asked if she had anything to say in her own defense.
‘Your Honor,' she began coolly, 'I figured that at 92, if he could screw, he could fly.'




A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa .
'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago.
Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG.
High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?'
After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, ‘Wedding Cake.'





Have a great week, Ranters! cool
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#273583 - 08/31/14 03:41 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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This is where my daughter and my son-in-law are vacationing-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic(Hard Rock Resort and casino)

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#273585 - 08/31/14 05:09 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Catholic Shampoo

Two nuns were shopping at a 7-11 store. As they passed by the beer cooler, one nun said to the other, "Wouldn't a nice cold beer or two taste wonderful on a hot summer evening?"

The second nun answered, "Indeed it would, sister, but I would not feel comfortable buying beer, since I am certain it would cause a scene at the check-out stand."

"I can handle that without a problem" the other nun replied, and she picked up a six-pack and headed for the check-out. The cashier had a surprised look on his face when the two nuns arrived with the beer.

"We use beer for washing our hair" the nun said. "Back at our nunnery, we call it catholic shampoo."

Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter, pulled out a package of pretzel sticks, and placed them in the bag with the beer. He then looked the nun straight in the eye, smiled, and said, "The curlers are on the house."
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#273611 - 09/01/14 04:38 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Welp, the selling of household items has begun. A Craiglister family just came and picked-up my Kichen Aid stand mixer. One down, 1,000 items to go.
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#273617 - 09/02/14 02:38 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: pdx rick]
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Good luck with your sale, Rick-I hope you have much success with it! ThumbsUp
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#273618 - 09/02/14 02:38 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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One day, Joe, Bob and Dave were hiking in a wilderness area when they came upon a large, raging, violent river. They needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how to do so.

Joe prayed to God, saying, "Please God, give me the strength to cross this river."

Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs, and he was able to swim across the river in about two hours, although he almost drowned a couple of times.

Seeing this, Dave prayed to God, saying, "Please God, give me the strength and the tools to cross this river."Poof! God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river in about an hour, after almost capsizing the boat a couple of times.

Bob had seen how this worked out for the other two, so he also prayed to God saying, "Please God, give me the strength and the tools, and the intelligence, to cross this river."

Poof! God turned him into a woman. She looked at the map, hiked upstream a couple of hundred yards, then walked across the bridge.
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#273619 - 09/02/14 03:35 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Everyone reading this will enjoy it - no matter which gender you are.........

This morning on the Interstate, I looked over to my left and there was a Woman

In a brand new Cadillac Doing 65 mph With her Face up next to her Rear view mirror Putting on her eyeliner.

I looked away For a couple seconds... To continue shaving

And when I looked back, she was Halfway over in my lane, Still working on that makeup.

As a man, I don't scare easily. But she scared me so much; I had to put on my seat belt And I dropped My electric shaver, Which knocked The donut Out of my other hand.

In all the confusion of trying to straighten out the car Using my knees against The steering wheel, It knocked My Cell P hone

Away from my ear Which fell into my coffee which was Between my legs, Splashed, And burned Big Jim and the Twins.

Ruined the damn phone, Soaked my trousers, And disconnected an Important call.

Damn women drivers!
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#273621 - 09/02/14 03:50 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick

Welp, the selling of household items has begun. A Craiglister family just came and picked-up my Kichen Aid stand mixer. One down, 1,000 items to go.

Oh goodie
Now you can enjoy buying all new crap
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#273623 - 09/02/14 04:46 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Good luck with your sale, Rick-I hope you have much success with it! ThumbsUp

Thank you. smile
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#273632 - 09/02/14 06:43 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of August 31st-September 6th, 2014 [Re: pdx rick]
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What else ya got?
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