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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: 42,001

About Me

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

Journal Archives

I fixed myself all by myself, so there!

Been having killer knee and leg pain for past 4 months.
Went to doc, who says...arthritis.
But that did not explain muscle pain in my upper thighs.
However, took the scripts for serious pain relief, the pills work.
For 4 hours.
Then it gets bad again. Way past aspirin bad.

Now, I admit I spend a lot of time in front of the puter, but I do get up and walk around every 30 minutes, do a chore or 2, do errands,

Last night I got a revelation....I had been walking around, painfully, after being on the puter, and I sat down on the hallway chair waiting
to let the dog back in. It's a nice sturdy flat seated chair, the kind you find at oak tables. The seat is a bit higher than my puter chair.
And when I stood up after 10 minutes, my legs felt fine.
So I sat down again, and moved my legs, and the knees did not talk back to me.

I examined that chair, them my puter chair.....looked to see where each was hitting my legs when I sat.

I am now in the puter chair, with a 2 inch cushion under me, sitting a bit higher, and the backs of my legs are resting on the chair pad
at a different ...length ( hard to explain. chair bottom does not hit as far down on my back thighs as it did before )
And my legs, knees and thigh muscles are not hurting.
They are still a bit stiff, I will need to walk around to keep them loosened, but not hurting like hell)

Serious lag time on DU...anyone else?????

other sites pop up per usual, DU ...is......S*L*O*W*
Just me????

"I needed sex parties for recreation because I was so busy saving the world".

PARIS (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court that he participated in sex parties reminiscent of orgies in antiquity because he needed "recreational sessions" while he was busy "saving the world" from one of its worst financial crises.

The women at the sex parties, however, were prostitutes — and testified that they weren't having fun at all during these "beast-like scenes."

The court in Lille decides Friday whether Strauss-Kahn is found guilty of charges of "aggravated pimping." Despite his sordid testimony, many expect him to be acquitted, citing limited evidence pointing to a punishable crime.

Strauss-Kahn, 66, is among more than a dozen other defendants, including hotel managers, entrepreneurs, a lawyer and a police chief. They are accused of participating in or organizing collective sexual encounters in Paris, Washington and in the Brussels region in 2008-2011, when Strauss-Kahn was IMF chief — and married.

JEB:.................US needs to expand military presence in central Europe

"I do know that we need to expand our presence here ... we ought to have a more significant presence in this region,"
Bush told reporters during a visit to Poland.

"The numbers (of soldiers) are, I understand, in the hundreds, and that doesn't send a signal of strength. We need to be more robust, and need to encourage our allies to invest more in security."


The top 50 hospitals that gouge patients the most

and look where they are concentrated on the map
and who owns them.

click on graphic for larger view and percentages.

These are the 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs. That means that they are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and workers’ compensation insurers, more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare, according to new research published Monday.

TSA Committee hearings will not resume after being interrupted by a threat.

Senate Homeland Security committee hearing on TSA will not resume after threat caused evacuation of hearing room.
Breaking News site.

edited to add: Appears to have been a phoned in bomb threat, nothing found.

Am I the only one thinking..."how convenient"?

JEB files paperwork to run.

And yet...his Pres. preview website says he would announce 6/15/15.

Ok.......what are the odds/bets on which Repub ANNOUNCED candidate flames out first???

and 2nd
and etc.

I pick Jindal for first flameout assuming he has announced by now...it is hard to tell what the hell he is dpoing.

Flaming Bird With Snake in Its Mouth Sparks Fire

A bird carrying a snake in its mouth struck power lines north of San Diego, sparking a hillside fire just west of The Merge.

Fire officials say a bird with a snake in its mouth was electrocuted on a power line and fell to the ground, sparking the fire.

There were no structures damaged and no evacuations ordered.


short article, most of it is above.

Binge watching Breaking Bad....

Watched the series when it came out, but one sees so much more in a binge watch.
Fer instance, Walt is annoying.
His continuous attempts to "explain" his behavior, and to manipulate people, really becomes evident when you see 3 episodes back to back.
His ability to rationalize and justify his actions are very clear from episode to episode.

One also sees how each character develops over the length of the series. Superb writing.

Only part I am stuck on is that the poisoning of the kid really was not fully explained.
Did Walt do it so that his stealing back of the ricin would not be noticed?

Superb show, often called the best of the best in TV shows.
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