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Gender: Female
Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 41,600

About Me

Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

Man mocks alligators, jumps in water. and guess what?

CNN)A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.
Orange County Police were called to Burkart's Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and an unidentified woman were swimming in a bayou and had been attacked by a large alligator.

Woodward ignored verbal warnings and a posted "No Swimming Alligators" sign and seemed to mock the deadly creatures before going in the water.
"He removed his shirt, removed his billfold ... someone shouted a warning and he said 'blank the alligators' and jumped in to the water and almost immediately yelled for help," Price said.

Oh, yeah...it was at night, and people tried to stop him.
"If the sun is down, stay out the water. That's when they're eating. That's when they're hunting," alligator expert Arlie Hammonds told the affiliate.

to a Texas friend who sent this to me....

Too hot to sleep.....anyone else?

75 degrees right now, and just humid enough to make me feel slightly nauseated.
The only thing that works is being in front of a box fan AND kicking the house A/C down to 73.

My poor friends back in Oregon and Seattle....hell of a heat wave for them, and A/c is rare up there.

They put ads on tv DURING the show itself now??

Here's the thing...
I hate ads. I don't see them on my puter because I block them.
One of the glories of not having a tv is freedom from ads.

however, today I was watching a tv program that someone lent to me, and besides having little screen pop ups telling of other shows coming on, a popup appeared along the bottom of the screen advertised Samsung tablet..
while the program itself was running.

I had no idea they were running ads during the actual programs.
how long have they been doing that?
And why do people accept it?

Truly perplexed.

Another black church fire, right now. UPDATED: Arson NOT suspected as of this am.

Breaking News site:

Crews battling fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, SC, officials say; church was previously burnt down in 1995 -

How many is that now since the shooting?

UPDATE: as of 8 am Wed.
A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday.

Ku Klux Klan to protest removal of Confederate flag July 18 at South Carolina Statehouse

The Ku Klux Klan has been approved to hold a protest rally at the Statehouse next month against removing the Confederate battle flag, with the group calling accused mass murderer Dylann Roof a “young warrior.”

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan applied for the permit last week to hold a rally for 100 to 200 people on July 18 on the north side of the Statehouse.

The move was not endorsed by Gov. Nikki Haley. “This is our state, and they are not welcome,” she said in a statement issued by her press office.

Yeah....THAT'll help the image of the flag.

Woot! John Oliver covered the Pride Parade ISIS flag!!!!!!!

If any of you missed a by now classic DU thread, as the ISIS flag story broke, here is the link:

CNN Mistakes Dildo-Covered Flag at Pride Parade for ISIS Flag


Cute lil video tells you all about the European financial problem

I really like how these guys use deadpan humor to point out the money problems.


Five things you need to know about Greece's deepening economic woes

1. Who will lose?
Snip...... if Greece leaves the European Union......

Asset prices will plummet, inflation will soar, unemployment will be rampant and its economy will collapse.

In terms of the pure cash effect, Greece's exit will crystallise losses on all outstanding loans from EU nations – through the European Central Bank and emergency funding – currently standing at about 331 billion euros ($480 billion).
Germany and France between them account for 176 billion euros ($255 billion), almost half the total.

Then there is the private debt held by banks. Greece owes German, French and British banks roughly 30 billion euros, and the IMF holds a similar level of debt.
If the nation goes into default and is forced out of the eurozone, these countries would have to write off Greece's debts; that is a pretty strong motive to keep Greece in the tent.

The rest is a good, short read.

Supreme Court: YES, BP DOES have to pay $13 billion in fines for Gulf oil damage

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., leaving intact a ruling that opens the companies to potentially billions of dollars in fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The federal government is seeking as much as $13.7 billion in civil fines from BP and more than $1 billion from Anadarko. The offshore spill, caused by the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, was the largest in U.S. history, releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf.

Christie debuts campaign website ahead of his expected 2016 presidential bid


So, whaddaya think?
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