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Old 12-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #21
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The mentioning of sex and drugs annoyed me so much that I did not bother to read the rest of the article. I just now did, and did not think the list was as ridiculous as I feared. Except for one suggested item being MJ, why did she mention sex and drugs at the introduction? To get attention, apparently. Dumb!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #22
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I don't think I'll be buying my 72 year old mom either pot or panties.
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I don't think I'll be buying my 72 year old mom either pot or panties.
Nor will I buy these items for my nearly 83 year old mom. IMHO, the article misses what my mom really wants. Some good times together, lunch and a movie, and spending time with each other are better than these awful "gifts". I really love her so much. I'm lucky that way. To have a mother I want to be with.
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Nor will I buy these items for my nearly 83 year old mom. IMHO, the article misses what my mom really wants. Some good times together, lunch and a movie, and spending time with each other are better than these awful "gifts". I really love her so much. I'm lucky that way. To have a mother I want to be with.
Judging from the article, I doubt this is about presents for our Mommies. A lot of 65 year old women look as good as women many years younger, and they can get it on as well or better too. They are not ready for warm milk and a place by the fire.

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I find myself torn between being amused and being insulted. Guessing the woman that wrote this is in her 20s.
I think satire & irony are even funnier when the author doesn't realize they're being satirical or ironic...
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Judging from the article, I doubt this is about presents for our Mommies. A lot of 65 year old women look as good as women many years younger, and they can get it on as well or better too. They are not ready for warm milk and a place by the fire.

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I can't believe diamonds didn't make the list. They should be #1.....always.....any age.
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I can't believe diamonds didn't make the list. They should be #1.....always.....any age.
DeBeers paid those women a lot of money over the years to sing those praises.

I learned from "All The Money In The World" that the concept of diamond engagement rings didn't even really exist until the early 20th century. Totally manufactured by the... diamond jewelers.
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I'm having my mother's engagement ring and eternity ring appraised, and I've learned that diamond sales are on the wane. One reason is because DeBeers has lost control of the monopoly (lawsuits, other competition). Other reasons are that people no longer want to have their carats associated with "blood diamonds", costume jewelry is better than ever, and people prefer colored jewels like rubies & emeralds.

Our rings appraisal will probably be wildly overinflated, but at least we'll know exactly what we have. My spouse thinks the eternity ring is great and may someday pass it on to our daughter. Maybe our daughter will someday reset the engagement diamond for her own ring. But I don't think they're even worth the cost of insurance.

I'm not so sure that women value real diamonds as much as they once did, especially when QVC is selling the costume variety by the dumpsterload.
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I agree with the point about DeBeers (diamonds are not actually that rare; they're just controlled by cartels) but I have no time for the "blood diamond" bleeding hearts. Some people are always looking for a way to "knock" luxuries - fur coats are bad, while leather goods are somehow OK; diamonds are bloody, but rubies (mined by people treated no better than slaves) are acceptable, etc.

I strongly suspect that by the time a diamond gets onto your finger, it has passed through so many hands there is no way to be certain if it financed a war - including one conducted by Genghis Khan.

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Other reasons are that people no longer want to have their carats associated with "blood diamonds", .
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Don't go for thongs------

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Talk about timely advice, I'm going Christmas shopping tomorrow--(scratching thongs from list)
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