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DesertFlower

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Hometown: queens, new york
Home country: USA
Current location: phoenix, az
Member since: Sat Sep 29, 2007, 01:36 AM
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anyone watch "the normal heart"?

anyone watch bill maher tonight?

he had paul watson on who talked about how the oceans are dying. he said the plastic is worse than oil -- it breaks into little particles and the fish eat it. talked about the water being warm and the fish are moving to colder waters. the ones that are surviving are the jellyfish. if this discussion wasn't a wakeup call i don't know what is.

if i were young, i would not bring children into the world the way it is now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson

CNN layoffs

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/222548/cnn-atlanta-lays-off-16-braces-for-more-job-chang.html

according to my friend who is an videoeditor/producer 29 video editors were let go the other day. fortunately she was not one of them. she's been with them 22 years. she said "they don't want old people". she's not old. she's 46. IMO it's the money. she makes $80,000 a year -- they can get someone younger with less experience for probably half that. her hours suck too. she works 3pm to 11pm. she does after all these years have weekends off, but not holidays. she was able to get christmas off last year.

she knows she'll eventually be let go.

if this keeps up we'll be a nation of very rich and very poor people. there are not many left that are middle class.

her mom got screwed years ago. she was only in her 40s -- worked as an administrative assistant for JAL -- had a college degree. they closed the DC office she worked in and told her to either report to L.A. or New York City. she moved in with her daughter who was in college in brooklyn and drove back and forth to virginia where her home was on weekends. it was a long drive. about a year later she was let go, but she at least got a "package". now most companies don't even give you that.

i'm glad i'm 72. i'm very fortunate that when my husband passed i was able to collect his pension and his 401k. he was with IBM for almost 43 years. he had a special skill or he would have been let go years before. the bean counters were always after him.

i'm really disgusted. why are the CEO's still making the big bucks? shouldn't they get a cut in salary. how much money does anyone really need?

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2012/ceo-pay-ratios/

http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/04/technology/enterprise/microsoft-nadella-pay/





cat traps family in a room.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Portland-police-rescue-family-penned-into-bedroom-by-22-pound-cat-249355421.html

this is the first year that i have medicare part D.

i pay $12.60 a month to humana. yesterday i picked up a RX for eye drops my opthamologist prescribed. i paid $185.86. i asked if the insurance picked up part of it. she said "about $40.00" which means the actual cost was $225. i'm pissed. i'm also finding that most of my prescriptions are costing more than the plan i had through IBM which was discontinued.

for those of you who think medicare is great -- it's not -- it doesn't cover everything and the supplemental policies can be very expensive.

florida restaurant adds surcharge for obamacare.

http://www.medschat.com/news/64646

phoenix girl scout sells cookies outside medical marijuana dispensary.

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/phoenix-girl-scout-sells-cookies-outside-medical-marijuana-dispensary

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PHOENIX - A clever Girl Scout decided to cure the Phoenix munchies using a popular treat: Girl Scout cookies.

Lexi, a third-year Girl Scout, set-up shop Friday outside TruMed, a licensed medical marijuana facility in Phoenix.

The girl’s mother, Heidi, said her daughter has about 300 boxes left to sell and thought the spot would be good for business.

TruMed owner Lauren Gooding said she really liked the idea. "Why not? We're a licensed Arizona dispensary. There's nothing wrong with it. They'll probably sell a ton of cookies today," she said.

Gooding also said that they will be donating a box of cookies to each customer who comes in to purchase medical marijuana.

arizona woman accused of putting feces in husband's IV tube.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/01/justice/arizona-feces-iv-murder-attempt/
Posted by DesertFlower | Sat Feb 1, 2014, 08:50 PM (6 replies)

to those who have yahoo mail.

the past few days it's been really slow. takes a long time loading inbox and folders. anyone else having this problem?

whoever was responsible for

the closing of the GWB is a jerk. why punish innocent people -- many of whom were just trying to get to work?

nixon's dirty tricks was bad, but it least it didn't hurt the public.
Posted by DesertFlower | Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:16 PM (0 replies)
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