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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: 37,209

About Me

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

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Question about cell phones in airplanes:

In the current movie Non-stop, the plot revolves around a cross Atlantic plane trip, with several people using cell phones to text each other on the plane, for hours, and our hero making/getting calls from TSA on a wall phone on the plane.

Is the technology accurate for this premise?
How are cell calls sent and received over the ocean from a plane going 400 mph.?

FREE------ Wi-Fi-to the entire world-from satellites.

MDIF is incubating its first project: Outernet, the world’s first truly global media delivery service.

Founded by MDIF’s Director of Innovation Syed Karim, Outernet will use a network of small satellites to transmit selected internet data – audio, video, text and applications – to any Wi-Fi-enabled device, including mobile phones, anywhere in the world at no cost.


and here:https://www.outernet.is/

What do you think????

White House accidentally outs CIA official

The White House accidentally identified the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan on Sunday, sending his name to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama on a short Memorial Day weekend visit to the U.S.-run Bagram Air Base outside Kabul.

The name appeared on a list of officials briefing Obama on security conditions in the South Asian country in advance of a second round of presidential elections there scheduled in about three weeks.
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In accordance with standard practice, a Washington Post writer serving as a pool reporter on the trip distributed the list via email to thousands of other journalists who receive pool reports on White House-related events where coverage is limited.

One official on the list was identified as “Chief of Station.” The CIA connection was not stated explicitly, but the designation is used by the top U.S. intelligence officer in a foreign country.

Why didn't someone tell me that Fleetwood Mac was a blues band?

And one of its earliest members was THIS good.

Russia Set To Build Eight Nuclear Power Plants In Iran

This will explode more than a few heads.

"......the Eurasian crescent of Russia and China would be made all that much stronger if the two nations had a toehold on the Straits of Hormuz, and were able to shut traffic - either tanker or military, with the US Fifth Fleet located in Bahrain - into the Gulf at their bidding.

Which is why it was not surprising that not even 24 hours after Russia and China announced the "holy grail" energy deal, that RIA reported Russia is already preparing to lock in the Tehran regime with a deal to build not one but 8 (!) more nuclear power plants in the country.

..........Iran’s only nuclear power plant near Bushehr came online September 2011 and began operating at full capacity a year after. Moscow handed over operational control of the Russian-made plant to Iran in September last year.

he Obama admin.vows to stop using health workers and fake vaccination programs in CIA Operations.

The Obama administration has vowed to stop using health workers and fake vaccination programs in clandestine operations. The move comes in response to the fallout from the CIA’s fake vaccination campaign in its search for Osama bin Laden.
The Taliban subsequently banned immunization efforts and launched a string of deadly attacks on medical workers, helping fuel a polio outbreak inside Pakistan.
In a letter to the deans of 12 U.S. public health schools, White House counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said the CIA stopped the practice last August.

One of the fake "humanitarian" health services was to give Guatemalan women "vaccines" which were in reality birth control.

Yes, your winter/spring weather HAS been weird. Here's proof:

go to this page, put in your zip or city/state, and check out the monthly temp history vs. historical average temps.
A calender for each month AND, below that, a graph for the month you choose is on the page.
( Page opens to New York, of course you can change it)

the graph has a straight line for "normal" temps, and a zig zag pattern for actual temps.

I found, by going thru each month since Dec. that our area has either been above normal or below normal, often in the same WEEK!
by as much as 20 degrees.
Couple days overly hot, few days way below normal cool, rinse repeat, for the past 4 months.
and what the graph does not show, is that our famously sunny winter skies have been mostly cloudy that same time.

We are currently running 5-6 degrees above normal for the rest of this week.

What did you find for your area? Any surprises??

Who is the Dem Lt. gov. candidate in Arkansas?

I just read this:
Congressman Tim Griffin wins Republican nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor .

some of you may remember that Tim Griffin was one of Rove's closest mini-me-s during the Attorney Gate scandal, he was shoved into the role of fed. US /attorney after Bush/Gonzales drove out the good guy ( can't recall his name right now).
So Griffin serves as Fed. US Attorney, then apparently gets shoved into the US Congress?
and now wants to trade that job for just..Lt. gov?

Something is fishy here.

Details, anyone?????

Write legal memos for killing Americans without trial, get rewarded with Circuit Court Judgeship.

same as it ever was........

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he has the votes to confirm David Barron, the author of memos justifying drone strikes against American citizens, to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

Reid said most of the members of the Senate Democratic caucus were satisfied with the defense of Barron provided by White House lawyers at a private briefing last week.

Some Democrats had balked at Barron’s nomination because the Justice Department had refused to make public memos he authored justifying the lethal drone strike against Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen who was suspected of terrorist ties.

The drone strike against al-Awlaki also killed Samir Khan, another American citizen who published an online magazine promoting jihad.

The American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in strongly against Barron’s nomination and urged senators not to vote on him until they have researched his writings.

same as it ever was........

At&T to buy Direct Tv.

Fewer and fewer choices left now in media.

AT&T is on track to announce its acquisition of the satellite company DirectTV this Sunday, before markets open Monday and sooner than many observers anticipated, a source familiar with DirecTV’s plans told BuzzFeed.

“The deal is done,” the source said, adding that DirecTV CEO Mike White has already informed senior executives that the deal is finished and plans to give public confirmation Sunday.

Bloomberg and the New York Times have pegged the deal at $50 billion.

DirecTV is the largest satellite operator in the country, with about 20 million subscribers, and the deal would vastly expand the reach and leverage of AT&T negotiating for video content. The company’s U-verse digital TV service currently has fewer than 6 million subscribers.
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