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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
Number of posts: 117,437

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10 years ago today, I decided it was time to stop lurking.

I was new to computers, and even newer to message boards. I really did not comprehend how places like DU operated; I had to sign up to discover this.

I knew it looked fascinating and I wanted to join in the discussions. So I did, and wow, a whole new world opened up.

I was politically minded before I got here, but DU really reinforced that. I have learned so much from the smart people who post here!

I want to thank all of you who have contributed to my education, which continues to this day. It's been a blast (well, mostly! ) and I'm grateful.

DU is, and always will be, home...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 03:34 PM (211 replies)

Captain Phillips--Wow. Tom Hanks is amazing.


Just watched this tonight, and I am still shaking. Very intense movie, based on a true story, with great performances all around. Tom Hanks is superb.

I give it my highest recommendation.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:41 AM (5 replies)

Seen on Facebook: VERY timely toon:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jan 30, 2015, 03:02 PM (29 replies)

Modern technology allows this blind mom to see her newborn son.

Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was 11 years old.

She had never even seen a baby before, but with an amazing new technology, she was able to gaze upon her newborn son.

The 29-year-old Ontario woman became the latest recipient of eSight glasses, which use a video camera to record images which are then enhanced and projected onto screens in front of the eyes.

All of it at the link.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:21 PM (4 replies)

The Pen and the Sword...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 10:58 PM (12 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Wednesday January 7, 2015****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

OMG! Chris is moving today to Kindred Hospital, a rehab facility, but specifically to the LTAC unit. It is still in Cleveland, just a bit further east from the clinic, up Fairhill. I am so excited!


I decorated his room at the clinic for Christmas and here are the pictures. The last one is Chris in the ICU on Christmas.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 12:47 PM (13 replies)

A graphic on the Keystone Pipeline:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:53 PM (13 replies)

Hey, Everybody! SalmonChantedEvening is Famous! Have a look:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jan 3, 2015, 10:51 PM (36 replies)

My Christmas Day crescent moon:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Dec 26, 2014, 12:56 AM (8 replies)

Doctors Without Borders gives us another good reason to reject TPP:

Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

March 03, 2013

Unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement is on track to become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries.

The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated between the U.S. and ten other Pacific Rim nations. The negotiations are being conducted in secret, but leaked drafts of the agreement include aggressive intellectual property (IP) rules that would restrict access to affordable, lifesaving medicines for millions of people.

Proposed by U.S. negotiators, the IP rules enhance patent and data protections for pharmaceutical companies, dismantle public health safeguards enshrined in international law, and obstruct price-lowering generic competition for medicines.

The whole piece at the link: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/briefing-document/trading-away-health-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-tpp

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Dec 22, 2014, 07:59 PM (26 replies)
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