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Kraft Dinners Jambalaya Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, 14.3 Ounce
Kraft Dinners Jambalaya Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, 14.3 Ounce

4.0 out of 5 stars Bye-bye., February 16, 2015
I think this was discontinued. I cannot find it in the stores anywhere. And when you look on the boxes of the products which are featured in the stores, it is not pictured anymore. Ditto for the company website. It probably got discontinued because of the price vs the ingredients. Rice and melted cheese plus seasonings isn't a complex meal to make sans kit. And you could adjust the seasonings, in addition to reducing preservatives. I took off a star because it was discontinued inspite of being quick, easy and delicious. Bad company decision. I know there is only so much space for each product to 'move' in a corporation, but it should keep what truly does distinguish it in boxed dinners.
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Melanie's Marvelous Measles
Melanie's Marvelous Measles
by Stephanie Messenger
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.61
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie IS Sick, February 6, 2015
Since this author desperately wants to 'educate' the world that a life-threatining situation ultmately provides fantastic and numerous health benefits for our children, I suppose her next title will attempt championing incest.

Crest Be Inspired Vanilla Mint Spark Flavor Toothpaste 4.5 Ounce
Crest Be Inspired Vanilla Mint Spark Flavor Toothpaste 4.5 Ounce
Price: $3.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Winter Treat, January 7, 2015
I'm glad that the price on this is finally comming down---hopefully it does not mean that it's getting discontinued again (crosses fingers). This is my favirote flavor of toothpaste. It does taste exactly like the vanilla mint expressions this company previously had. I've not had any abrasion...etc problems with it and it is a regular formula toothpaste. I am very impressed with the quality. .

Emmi Classic Cheese Fondue
Emmi Classic Cheese Fondue
Offered by Cooking Marvellous
Price: $10.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chilly, January 7, 2015
This review is from: Emmi Classic Cheese Fondue (Misc.)
It was easy enough to make and not inedible. I actually finished what I had cooked for my meal. But I had the foresight to purchase shredded swiss at the same time. Otherwise there would not have even been remotely enough for one person.

The cheese in this package comes out like a processed cheese product when it is room temperature/cold. So stuff is naturally left behind in the package and you cannot get everything cooking. Fondue is supposed to leave you full and warm. This was like a summer appetizer. I am glad I listened to my insticts. The extra cheese helped extend the product enjoyability somewhat.

Next time, I am additionally going to have to at least purchase two packages (if not more). And some chopped garlic too. This product would be best for people who don't have the time and/or physical ability to make fondue completely from scratch. There is just too little provided in one pouch. But the local fondue resturant is way too expensive if it is even nearby.

Radical Feminists: A Guide to an American Subculture (Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures)
Radical Feminists: A Guide to an American Subculture (Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures)
by Paul D. Buchanan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $35.94
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lose This Guide ASAP, January 3, 2015
This is the type of book which a smaller community--imminently scared of change--and what it is bringing up might purchase for it's public library. Just to say it has something about 'women's liberation' on the shelves after all. After all, when you are browsing in a library and are uncertain about what you want to read, a subculture is inferred to not be in the 'mainstream'.

Which is ironic given that viewing audienced for Miss America itself dramatically shrank since 1968. There are more scholarship opportunities for women than beauty queen. American ideas about what women have to do to be successfull have expanded. Even people not identifying as feminist don't watch the pageant same numbers. Our ideals of beauty have actually expanded.

I really was suprised that the printing date for this book wasn't itself in the 1960's or 1970's. This would have been something which I would have expected to see people publishing to 'warn communities'. If this is supposed to be part of a series, are the series editors going to have an equally bothered white person contribute their own 'book' about the civil rights movement?

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez
DVD ~ Yancey Arias
Price: $9.96
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unsatiated, December 26, 2014
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This review is from: Cesar Chavez (DVD)
The actors in this biodrama about the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez earnestly try to do a good job with the material they are given. And much of it is timely with current discussions about immigration and voting rights. Chavez would certainly be organizing today.

I did not like how a 'tribute' screenplay skipped so freely over their subject's actual social justice philosphy. Chavez ultimately came to understand that all forms of discrimination were intrinsically connected--and wrong. The table grape boycott was successfull because he was gennuinely interested in other social groups. Getting people to care about your cause is naturally easy when you first care about them. This too would be an important lesson in today's me-first society, even for political groups and campaigns. We all do better when everyone first does better.

The film is interesting if you like historical movies and know Chavez's actual background for a 'fill in the gaps'. It's not a must purchase.

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
DVD ~ Chiwetel Ejiofor
Price: $11.99
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Escape Ignorance, December 20, 2014
This review is from: 12 Years a Slave (DVD)
Based on a true story, this drama is a chilling side of American history. Our own citizens (who lived in free states) were being captured and sold into slavery. Slavery was of course wrong anyways, but I had no prior idea that American citizens were drugging and capturing their own--without any social concious.

I took away the two stars because Solomon is too naive even for being a free man. He is so eager to make money that he met up with strange people who were promising him easy money. This is where our story took a turn for the worse--and he was sold off into slavery. Hindsight is 20/20 and we live in a much more jaded era--where the background of anybody can easily be checked prior to a meeting. But this was the part of the movie which I did not like.

Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 3
Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 3
DVD ~ Jason Priestley
Price: $14.99
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3.0 out of 5 stars Complete High School At West Beverly Hills High, November 24, 2014
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No doubt due to Shannen Doherty's behind the camera behavior, this was the season where Brenda/Dylan were toast on camera. Having come to the series because of them, I was initially heartbroken. Why on earth were the studios doing this to us? I did not understand what was going on at the time.

Now, my only real beef is the music replacement. I did purchase the entire season after all--something the younger me swore she 'never would do'. I was adamant that Brenda and Dylan belonged together forever. Well, there are actually some good episodes in this season.

Like when Brandon and Jordan Bonner successfully prove to their respective high schools that a shooting should not scare high school students off from having fun together ("Home and "Away"). We do see that 'other high schools' besides West Beverly are much different. The Shaw newsroom lacks even early 1990's computers--even though it is in the same school district. But they do have metal detectors, something which I myelf have only used in airports and government buildings.

Or Andrea and Brandon grappling with 'workplace politics' when Gill Meyers, the new staff sponsor of the Beverly Blaze initially makes Brandon the sole editor of the paper---and then they are co-editors. It is a very rocky start, and Andrea is so mistrustfull of Mr. Meyers, that she automatically presumes that he is the one who must have abused Sue Scanlon. Sue cannot possibly be troubled even after her brother killed himself and his mother is sligthly 'crazy' in the head. Sharing power and responsibility is different than Andrea just curtly ordering people around the newsroom. This is what helps her grow as a character.

The reporter who interviewed Brenda for backstory supposedly had a conciousness raising too. Beth did not like how the 'expose' on the students of West Beverly Hills High ultimately turned out---so she quit her job---AFTER the airing. By then, the gang was convinced that Brenda was out to get them. Which was ironic considering what Kelly and Dylan (who was not in the piece) had actually done to her during the summer. Talk about personal projection!!

Dylan gets a solo storyline. He is a so-so student who feels free to just skip classes at will to surf, play pool, and/or drink...etc. But still is a very good tester, so high scores at an SAT site which is not his usual tesing site raise the concern of test administrators. Like a lot of real-life high schoolers, Dylan is very proud of his high scores. So he is reluctant to re-take this test. It is a source of personal price However, beneath the 'white collar' criminal, Jack McKay is still a proud father. He wants his son to do whatever it takes to prove to people that it is actually his legitimate SAT score. Earning a college degree is important to him after all.

The same could be illustrated with David. He is double-timing on courses because otherwise 'the gang' is going to graduate--and leave him behind while they are all away at college. Even at this point, he is not good at stress and easily gets overwhelmed with multi-tasking. Donna steps into help him with the radio show because there is no way he can manage everything all at once. Considering how much 'the gang' ignored him for the prior two seasons, I am not sold why he would want to rush to be with them. Brian Austin green should have just followed Doug Emerson off of the show. People weren't making dolls...etc out of him.

This season is not my all-time favirote. But at least for completing the high school years and having continuity of the original cast, it is important.

FranklinCovey Classic Serenity Ring-bound Daily Planner Refill - Jan 2015 - Dec
FranklinCovey Classic Serenity Ring-bound Daily Planner Refill - Jan 2015 - Dec
Offered by FranklinCovey
Price: $38.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Almost there., November 20, 2014
The color palette is great. It matches the color tabs and the widelined notes exactly. And the note space is plentifull. If you have a fluctuating day, the start/stop times are going to be problematic though. This is the only change I'd make to the produt. Other than that--perfect.

Aquafresh Triple Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride, Buy Three 8.2 oz Tubes Get One Free - 4 tubes
Aquafresh Triple Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride, Buy Three 8.2 oz Tubes Get One Free - 4 tubes
Offered by RTM-Distributors
Price: $21.49
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3.0 out of 5 stars Does not feel fresh any more, November 3, 2014
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This used to be a really good toothpaste when I was little. I think they changed the formula. Either that or I've gotten older. It's not specifically a 'kids' toothpaste. But it tastes too sugary. I like the cost of the product. But as far as the cleanning and taste, I am sticking with the other brands.

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