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Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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This is the car fleet that awaited the Saudi King when he landed in USA:

He also took over the entire 222 room Four Seasons Hotel, which sent their current guests to other hotels.
Something like a 1,000 people were with him on the trip.

Ga. cops go to wrong home, shoot owner, his dog and one of their own cops.

DeKalb officers responded to a possible burglary, but went to the wrong house on Boulderwoods Drive.

Two officers encountered a dog, fired their weapons and killed the dog in the kitchen, the GBI said.

A homeowner exited a room off the kitchen and was also shot by the responding officers, the GBI said.

The officer was shot in the hip — likely by another cop, the GBI said.

The incident on Boulderwoods Drive is the fourth controversial police shooting in DeKalb in just under two years.


Dish Taking Away Users’ Right To Sue Company In Court. Here’s How To Opt Out

The updated Dish “Residential Customer Agreement” includes a new provision that requires that all customers settle their disputes through either mandatory binding arbitration or in small claims court. Both situations put severe limits on the damages that can be awarded.

Additionally, Dish customers are barred from joining other wronged customers in any sort of class action. So even if the company were to do something that negatively affected millions of customers, each individual subscriber would need to file his or her own dispute with the satellite service… and then have it heard by a third-party arbitrator, or in a small claims court without legal representation.

However, Dish is providing subscribers with the ability to opt out of this provision, but only if they do so within 30 days. So if you’re a Dish customer, check your e-mail inbox because you probably have a boring-sounding message from Dish with details of the new arbitration rules. Your 30-day countdown started whenever that e-mail was sent.


Personally, I would drop them just for this trick alone.
forced arbitration has become a too common corporate practice of reducing consumer legal redress.

THIS charge is really important:

3 Santa Clara County correctional deputies charged in death of inmate

officials said an inmate who was found dead at the Santa Clara County Jail last week died from internal bleeding due to blunt force trauma.

Officials said Michael James Tyree was naked, covered in feces and vomit when a correctional deputy found him in his cell.

Three Santa Clara County correctional deputies have been charged in the death of Tyree. The charges against the men include homicide, conspiracy and
assault under the color of authority.


" assault under the color of authority" is what cops should be charged with in the unprovoked death and/or beating of civilians.
Yet we rarely see that happen.

better than 1,000 words.


Refugees in Hungary tricked onto train which is taking them to "camps", journalists forced to leave

Summary of the last day's events in Budapest:

2 days ago:
Thousands of refugees congregated at the Keleti station, Budapest,wanting to board trains to Germany.
The police closed the station.
Today ( European time) police opened the station, and refugees boarded the train.
Then the Hungarian government spokesman says those at Keleti station will go to refugee camps inside Hungary -

The refugees on the train were not aware of this.
A Sky News journalist is reporting from a train which has departed Keleti station. He has informed those on board that the train will not be going to Germany, but will in fact be staying in Hungary, and is demonstrating to passengers the train's course using GPS and his phone's maps application.

When the refugees realized they were being taken to camps inside Hungary, they tried to get off train but riot police prevented it.

Photo: Refugees realizing train not bound for Austria, riot police stop anyone getting off

Photo: Man and woman with baby throw themselves onto track demanding not to be taken to camps -

Photo: International media taken away from train with migrants from Budapest on board

This link shows the chain of events, with photos:

%^$!!&$ Hell on Wheels

The Last Season started 7 weeks ago.......

Last Sat, Episode 7......
which ended with an announcement..

"See the remaining episodes in Summer of 2016"


Why the hell do they do that? It is becoming more and more common to show only half a season of tv shows.

Ugggghh....robocall from Carson's camp.

He is so happy that Fox News poll shows him"at the top or near the top" of the polls and he is SO so looking forward to
"getting rid of Obama Care so YOU and your family can make a REAL choice"
and would I please give him money?

Same-sex couple denied Kentucky marriage license file contempt motion against Rowan County clerk -


Kentucky clerk and her deputies who won't issue marriage licenses called to federal hearing Thursday - @AP

Both from breaking news a bit ago.

So here is the recap for you latecomers:

Last month,
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky files lawsuit on behalf of 4 couples after Rowan County clerk refuses to provide marriage licenses to any couple in county citing 'religious concerns'

19 Days ago:
Kentucky clerk defies federal judge's order, turns away gay couple seeking marriage license -

14 days ago:
Judge gives Kentucky clerk time to appeal before issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples -

5 days ago:
-judge panel denies Rowan County, Ky., clerk's request for stay in marriage license case;, stay expired aug. 3

5 days ago
Kentucky clerk denies marriage license to same-sex couple for 3rd time

4 days ago:
Clerk who denied same-sex marriage license in Morehead, Ky., temporarily shuts office for 'computer upgrades'

3 days ago:
Kentucky clerk asks Supreme Court to stop ruling over same-sex marriage licenses from taking effect -

2 days ago:
Rowan County, Ky., clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest that attacks her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

16 hours ago:
Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case; clerk ordered to issue licenses despite religion

3 hours ago:
Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses 'under God's authority' to same-sex couples despite Supreme Court ruling

and we are back at the top of this post with the latest headlines.

A treat for those of you who read this whole thing.
video of the clerk explaining her apparently logical reason for defying voters, her elected county job, a Federal Judge and the Supreme Court:


Fed Up Investors Yank Cash From Almost Everything Just Like 2008

Mom and pop are running for the hills.

Since July, American households -- which account for almost all mutual fund investors -- have pulled money both from mutual funds that invest in stocks and those that invest in bonds. It’s the first time since 2008 that both asset classes have recorded back-to-back monthly withdrawals, according to a report by Credit Suisse.

Credit Suisse estimates $6.5 billion left equity funds in July as $8.4 billion was pulled from bond funds, citing weekly data from the Investment Company Institute as of Aug. 19. Those outflows were followed up in the first three weeks of August, when investors withdrew $1.6 billion from stocks and $8.1 billion from bonds, said economist Dana Saporta.


this little tidbit is one of example of THIS trenchant piece which says we ARE in a crash:

Screw it, I’m calling it. I’ve been watching the so-called “markets” of China, the United States and a couple dozen other countries fall off a cliff, get up, stagger upward, fall off another cliff, and repeat. I’ve been listening to the chattering class say over and over again, this is normal, seen this before, everybody buy the dip. I’ve been watching the zombie oil-fracking revolution in this country go into spasms, jerking a few feet forward, a few feet back, gasping for breath, while the cheerleaders agree: perfectly normal, blood pressure okay, reflexes good, lend them more money. This is not normal, it is not okay, it is the Crash of 2015.

We will not likely agree on this until we stop using wildly different languages with which to discuss it. First of all, to refer to these things as “stock markets,” as if they were places where equities were bought and sold based on the soundness and prospects of the companies listed, is akin to putting your faith in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus.

These places are casinos filled with gambling addicts using other people’s money to bet, not on the future of a stock but on the popularity of a stock among the greater fools on whom the gambler must unload the shares of Consolidated Aggregators he just bought on the dip. In this casino, trading in shares themselves is like playing the slot machines, there in the lobby of the casino for the amusement of the little people risking their quarters. The real games are played in private rooms with derivatives, futures, hedges, credit default swaps, junk bonds. The master of the universe are even gambling on the outcomes of corporate lawsuits (and for what reason, do we suppose, has that practice alone drawn the disapproving attention of the drones of Washington?). They are buying hedges against the volatility of securities indexed to the volatility of the market. If you can think about that one for more than 30 seconds without your head exploding, your mellowness index is in the stratosphere. Increasingly the gambling is being done by machines, programmed by the Masters to detect the circumstances under which they are to blow up the world.

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