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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by serious crayons on March 03, 2019, 10:04:13 am »
Way too much snow out there.
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by serious crayons on March 02, 2019, 06:26:13 pm »
No. that's correct. When I click on the icon, I get the two bracketed img's, but I can't figure out how to get anything between those codes.

You can't just copy the URL, then place your cursor between the brackets and hit paste? (I didn't put anything there on my post.)

This only applies to online photos, though. I never did figure out how to post photos from my computer, even on the old site.

So this probably wouldn't work with your flowers.

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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by serious crayons on March 02, 2019, 06:22:55 pm »
To my knowledge, the banks still take a commission.  Sometimes you will  go into a place and see a sign that charge cards are not accepted for purchases of under $5.00 or $10.00.  That's because those business don't want to pay the commission on those small purchases, and will try to force customers to pay cash for them instead.  Card companies have told business that they can't do that, but they still do it anyway.

A convenience store in the building where I work does that. Not only does it save the store the commission, but it forces you to make a bigger purchase if you don't have cash and really want the one thing.


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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on March 02, 2019, 06:10:36 pm »
visit your mom
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by Sason on March 02, 2019, 06:10:07 pm »
took a relative to visit mom
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The Lighter Side / Re: Let's write a Brokeback limerick! (How-to in first post)
« Last post by Sason on March 02, 2019, 06:07:38 pm »
Alma waited for Ennis to come home
but he had packed his toothbrush and his comb
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The Lighter Side / Re: The "Ask a Stoopid Question - Get a Stoopid Answer" Game
« Last post by Sason on March 02, 2019, 05:58:28 pm »

Q.  Why was the family watching figure skating after the meal?

A. Because they were too full to go skating themselves.

Q. Why didn't Monroe do the dishes?
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by brian on March 02, 2019, 05:35:52 pm »
Yes, we have stores with those signs as well. However, as I said, I do not use my card for small purchases, use to be $20 but now down to about $15. However see friends and others using card for a cup of coffee ($4.50)
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on March 02, 2019, 05:32:46 pm »


Wait, you mean like this, when you click on the button above with an icon of a framed picture? Then you would put the image address between the two bracketed img's?

Or maybe I'm not understanding what you're looking for.

No. that's correct. When I click on the icon, I get the two bracketed img's, but I can't figure out how to get anything between those codes.

On my own blog yesterday, I was going to share a nice pic of some spring flowers that I found, but I can't figure out how to upload the pic from the Picture file on my PC.

Incidentally, when I hit "quote" to respond, the bracketed img's showed up, but I don't see them when I just read your post. If you put anything between the img's, I'm not seeing it.

And I guess I must have been too tired when I asked about this last night. That post should have gone on my blog, not here. My apologies. I just deleted it.
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on March 02, 2019, 05:17:02 pm »
To my knowledge, the banks still take a commission.  Sometimes you will  go into a place and see a sign that charge cards are not accepted for purchases of under $5.00 or $10.00.  That's because those business don't want to pay the commission on those small purchases, and will try to force customers to pay cash for them instead.  Card companies have told business that they can't do that, but they still do it anyway.

"Commission" is probably what I was thinking of when I said something about companies charging a business for accepting their cards. But I frequently see signs about not accepting cards for purchases less than $5.00 or $10.00, especially in "mom and pop" convenience stores. I also frequently see signs indicating that a business will accept Visa or Mastercard but not American Express.
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