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Off-Topic / Re: How old was your mother when you were born?
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:06:00 pm »Message ID: 512150
My mom was 42 when she had me and my dad was 63. They were pretty old. They have 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. I am the baby of the house.

Off-Topic / Re: one word post that has a positive meaning .
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:02:21 pm »Message ID: 512149

Contests & Promotions / Re: Weekend (Saturday/Sunday) Mini Promotions - Non-Sports Related
« on: March 27, 2012, 07:12:29 am »Message ID: 510824
I've been trying since Saturday to do the weekend promo and I still can't access it  :BangHead:. Has anybody been able to do this promo?

Off-Topic / Re: How old was your mother when you were born?
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:11:26 am »Message ID: 504169
When I was born my mom was 42 and my dad was 63. I guess I was the last try before they gave up having any more after having 8 kids  ;D.

Off-Topic / Re: Poetry! what are your favorite poems?
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:55:30 pm »Message ID: 502427
I love this poem.

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
"'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
This it is, and nothing more."

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door; -
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!" -
Merely this, and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis the wind and nothing more."

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered -
Till I scarcely more than muttered, "other friends have flown before -
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
"Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
Of 'Never - nevermore'."

But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore:
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend," I shrieked, upstarting -
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken!- quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!

Word Chains & Countdowns / Re: Word Chain
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:51:05 pm »Message ID: 502424

« on: March 06, 2012, 06:44:13 am »Message ID: 500780
I love this idea because it gives us an incentive to log in everyday. This will definately bring alot of traffic to the website everyday.

Payments / Re: What's better?
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:40:08 am »Message ID: 500286
It all depends on what you prefer. I personally like PayPal because I do alot of online shopping. PayPal is very secure and is easy to use. Sometimes I transfer my money to my bank account or sometimes I use it to shop and pay directly from PayPal.

Off-Topic / Re: Best age to have your first child?
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:09:27 am »Message ID: 500275
I don't believe it should be based on age to determine when you are ready to have children. I believe when a person is emotionally stable and financially stable that's when a person should consider having children. A child needs stability and financial support and responsible parents. There are too many teen pregnancy and children without fathers and these children grow up without the emotional stability that they need let alone the financial part of it.

Suggestions / Re: SCAM!!
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:15:33 am »Message ID: 497986
I've been a member since October 2011 and I already cashed out once for $50.80 and received my money on February 17 2012. I am currently working on my second cash out and have about $33 already. This site is no where near a scam. You are not going to get rich over night but will make extra spending money.

Word Chains & Countdowns / Re: Word Chain
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:19:35 am »Message ID: 495008

Off-Topic / Re: first word that comes to your mind???
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:18:20 am »Message ID: 495006

This is my first payment from Fusion Cash. Thank you Fusion Cash  :thumbsup:.

Off-Topic / Re: Tax Time!! How Do You Manage The Extra CASH????
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:16:14 am »Message ID: 491905
I got my refund and I used it to pay off bills. I am usually pretty good with money but if I see something that I must have but don't need I still buy it. My husband keeps me sane when it comes to spending. So yeah pretty much I am a spender.

Off-Topic / Re: Did you do your taxes yet ?
« on: February 15, 2012, 08:22:23 am »Message ID: 491065
I did my taxes in January. I already got my Federal about a week ago and got audited for my state  >:(. They claim I didn't send supporting evidence for what I was claiming. I send them my response and all supporting evidence today and hopefully I'll get my money soon  :). Hope this only happened to me and not anybody else. Getting audited for no reason is just annoying.

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