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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, 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
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About Me

Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

He can't just rise a bit from low, can he? Trump's latest tweet:

Can't resist name calling. Can't resist the urge to rub someone's face in the dirt.
He seems to have 2 default settings: use people or abuse people.

President-elect Donald Trump: 'The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems' - @realDonaldTrump

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, on reports GOP may try to privatize Medicare: 'Make our day'

Planned Parenthood has now received 50,000 donations in Mike Pences "honor"

In the weeks following the election, donations have poured in to Planned Parenthood in honor of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, a noted opponent of abortion rights who once tried to change the definition of "rape" to make abortion less accessible.

According to a Planned Parenthood representative, the organization has received "more than 50,000 individual donations" in Pence's name alone since Nov. 8, the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday.

The trend of donating to Planned Parenthood in Pence's name ó and making sure he gets a "thank you" note delivered to his office in Indiana ó was spurred by celebrities who shared the idea on social media, including Bethany Cosentino of the band Best Coast
. https://mic.com/articles/160288/planned-parenthood-has-now-received-50-000-donations-in-mike-pence-s-honor?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Butterfly#.86UqZHjYV

Veterans to deploy for Standing Rock

On December 4, hundreds of veterans plan to "deploy" to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to join in protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline.

The event, Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, is a call for veterans to "assemble as a peaceful, unarmed militia" to "defend the water protectors from assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security." The organizers hope to prevent progress on the construction of the pipeline as well as draw national attention to the cause.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its supporters have been protesting the project for months.
The protests have been largely peaceful but turned violent on Sunday. Support has flooded in from all over the country on social media under the hashtag #NoDAPL.

In 10 days, the gofundme campaign for the veterans' event has raised $43,870 of the $100,000 goal.
The money will go toward food, transportation and supplies for the veterans who attend.

"It's time to display that honor, courage and commitment we claim to represent," the page reads. "It's time for real patriots. Now more than ever, it's time for anyone and everyone to lead."

So we can help, by donating even as little as $5.00 to the GoFundMe.......which has raised $203,023 as of now.

On today, of all days......

You are gonna want a copy of this: Obama's Final Thanksgiving message

You can view on Twitter, which pops up the video

and probably at YouTube, where making a copy is pretty easy

He stressed unity, adhering to the beliefs and principals of democracy, etc.

Keep this kicked for others today,pls.

Want to share this heartbreaking, critically important piece on the destruction of the Middle East

Here are the first 2 introductory paragraphs, from which you can decide if this incredible long long story is worth you time.
And worth you passing on.

This is a story unlike any we have previously published. It is much longer than the typical New York Times Magazine feature story; in print, it occupies an entire issue. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis. The geography of this catastrophe is broad and its causes are many, but its consequences ó war and uncertainty throughout the world ó are familiar to us all. Scott Andersonís story gives the reader a visceral sense of how it all unfolded, through the eyes of six characters in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. Accompanying Andersonís text are 10 portfolios by the photographer Paolo Pellegrin, drawn from his extensive travels across the region over the last 14 years, as well as a landmark virtual-reality experience that embeds the viewer with the Iraqi fighting forces during the battle to retake Falluja.

It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. We would not do so were we not convinced that what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read.



Donald Trump Jr. held talks on Syrian war with Russian supporters in Paris last month

The Wall Street Journal notes that the disclosure of a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and pro-Russia figures poses new questions about contacts between the president-elect, his family and foreign powers.
The meeting, which was held Oct. 11 in Paris, was hosted by a French think tank whose founder, Fabien Baussart, and his wife, Randa Kassis, have worked closely with Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, according to the Journal.
Kassis told the paper that "without Russia, we can't have any solution in Syria" because the U.S. and France are not on the ground.
The Obama administration terminated talks with Russia over Syria last month due to a Russian-backed bombing campaign in Aleppo, the Journal also notes.
Trump aide Kellyanne Conway confirmed Donald Jr.'s attendance at the meeting, but downplayed his contact with the think tank.

So, the son was working as ambassador to Russia for Trump even before the election?????
Or has Trump been involved in global politics all along?

Which means he has connections, contacts and interests with Russia that the USA does not support.

3rd person confirmed dead following rare thunderstorm asthma epidemic in Melbourne

A THIRD person has died after Melbourneís chaotic thunderstorm lead to an asthma epidemic.

Thunderstorm asthma, an extremely rare phenomenon witnessed just four times in the past 30 years, struck thousands of Melburnians.
It happens when pollen granules rupture from moisture in the air. They break up into hundreds of tiny particles that find their way into human lungs and make breathing difficult.

The attacks came out of nowhere on Monday and followed a blisteringly hot morning.
Temperatures in Melbourne reached a top of 35C, but it was the combination of strong winds, a high pollen count and moisture in the air that made conditions particularly dangerous.


How Hard (or Easy) It Will Be for Trump to Fulfill His 100-Day Plan (chart)

President-elect Donald J. Trump released a plan last month outlining the priorities for his administration,
many of which were repeated at most of his campaign rallies and events. He can accomplish some of his promises entirely on his own,
but others require Congress or pose other significant obstacles.

Very informative graphic at link...I did not know how to copy all of it.

Revealed: Why Trump met with Farage

President-elect Trump urged British politician Nigel Farage to oppose offshore wind farms that Trump believes will mar view from his Aberdeenshire, Scotland, golf course, source tells New York Times

When President-elect Donald J. Trump met with the British politician Nigel Farage in recent days, he encouraged Mr. Farage and his entourage to oppose the kind of offshore wind farms that Mr. Trump believes will mar the pristine view from one of his two Scottish golf courses, according to one person present.

The meeting, held shortly after the presidential election, raises new questions about Mr. Trumpís willingness to use the power of the presidency to advance his business interests. Mr. Trump has long opposed a wind farm planned near his course in Aberdeenshire, and he previously fought unsuccessfully all the way to Britainís highest court to block it.

The group that met with Mr. Trump in New York was led by Mr. Farage, the head of the U.K. Independence Party and a member of the European Parliament. Mr. Farage, who was a leading voice advocating Britainís exit from the European Union, or Brexit, campaigned with Mr. Trump during the election. Arron Banks, an insurance executive who was a major financier of the Brexit campaign, was also in attendance.

My flabber is so gasted I don't think I can even eat turkey this week......
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