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

Journal Archives

RadioShack Preparing To File For Bankruptcy As Soon As Next Month

(This article is only 4 paragraphs in its entirety.)

RadioShack’s march toward doom is continuing steadily on, after announcing it would close a bunch of stores, then saying it wouldn’t close as many because even that was too expensive, and telling employees it would no longer match employees’ retirement contributions as of next year, the struggling electronics retailer is reportedly getting ready to file bankruptcy papers.

The filing could come as early as next month, reports the Wall Street Journal, as RadioShack is in talks with lenders who could help provide the cash to cover its operations during the bankruptcy protection proceedings.

The company is also reportedly in talks with a private-equity firm that could be interested in buying its assets out of bankruptcy, but that deal is far from being a sure thing. RadioShack might go the more typical road of reducing its debt and restructuring its operations in bankruptcy court.

Everything could change in the next few weeks, of course, but it seems inevitable that RadioShack has to do something — it’s been bleeding cash and posting losses for 11 straight quarters.

Why would anyone want an eyeball tattoo?

Yes...EYEBALL....to permanently change the entire eyeball a color.

You gotta see these pics to believe it.
do NOT read about how it is done unless you are not squeamish..


FCC may allow advertisers to robocall your cellphone.

But now the Federal Communications Commission is considering relaxing a key rule and allowing businesses to call or text your cellphones without authorization if they say they called a wrong number. The banking industry and collections industry are pushing for the change.

A broad coalition of 80 consumer groups, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Consumer Law Center, this week appealed to the FCC to ask the agency to leave the protections intact.
The groups left the FCC with this message:

On behalf of consumers throughout the United States, please --
• Do not reduce the consumer protections of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
• Ensure that industry callers using autodialers to make calls or send texts to cell phones are fully liable when they call wrong numbers and reach consumers who have not provided consent for those calls.
• Maintain the current system of liability for wrong number calls to create incentives for these industry callers to create reliable technologies to enable them to avoid wrong number calls.


Saudi Arabia completes 600-mile wall at Iraq border

A report by the Telegraph has revealed, that the Kingdom finished the construction of a 600-mile east-west wall, from the western border town of Tureif, located on the Saudi-Jordanian border, to Hafar al-Batin town in the northeastern region.

The fence-and-ditch wall includes 40 watchtowers, five layers of fence, sand embankments, radar system and camera installations, and the cost of the construction project has not yet been revealed, according to the report.
( entire article, above..it was a short peice)

Seems just the other month I was reading they were going to build wall..it sure went up fast.

Have also read that an important pipeline is just inside the wall, that protecting it was a key reason for building wall.

Did Gitmo "Suicides" Cover Up Murder? U.S. Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison’s Secret CIA Site

Full transcript from Demoncracy Now.

In a month marking its 13th anniversary, we look at one of the great mysteries of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay: what happened the night of June 9, 2006, when three prisoners died. The Pentagon said the three — Yasser Talal al-Zahrani, Salah Ahmed al-Salami and Mani Shaman al-Utaybi — all committed suicide. But were they actually actually tortured to death at a secret CIA black site at the base? In a broadcast exclusive, we are joined by Joseph Hickman, a Guantánamo staff sergeant and author of the new book, "Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantánamo Bay."

Harper’s Magazine contributing editor Scott Horton first raised questions about what happened on that night in a 2010 piece he wrote called, The Guantánamo 'Suicides.' For the piece, Horton won a National Magazine Award for Reporting. He appeared on Democracy Now! at the time, questioning the findings of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, or NCIS, which investigated the deaths.

SCOTT HORTON: We were able to see how they had concluded the suicides occurred. And they state that these three prisoners bound their feet, bound their hands with cloth, stuffed cloth down their throats, in some some cases at least, put masks over their faces to hold the cloth in place, fashioned manikins of themselves to put in their beds to deceive the guards, put up cloth to obstruct the view of cameras, fashioned a noose, which they attached at the top of an eight foot wire wall, stepped up, as their hands and feet are bound and their gagging on cloth, stepped up on top of a washbasin, put their head through the news, tightened it, and jumped off. And moreover, that these three prisoners in nonadjacent cells did all of these things absolutely simultaneously in a clockwork-like fashion. So the story is just simply incredible. Simply, not believable, I should stress.

Chiquita sold to Brazilian company, goes private.

Brazilian companies Safra Group and Cutrale completed their acquisition of Chiquita Brands International Tuesday, taking the Charlotte-based banana producer private.
Chiquita agreed in October to be acquired by investment firm Safra Group and juice company Cutrale Group for about $681 million, or $14.50 per share. The agreement came after shareholders rejected a proposed merger with Irish produce company Fyffes first announced in March.

Chiquita is leaving its offices/headquarters in NC.
I have no idea where it will be moving to, probably Brazil?

Does Ocwen service your mortgage?

Karma train is running over it.

Trading of Ocwen Financial Group (NYSE:OCN) shares was temporarily halted after news that California may suspend the mortgage-payment collector's license, a move that would deprive the company of its largest market.

The state alleges that Ocwen has refused over the past two years to provide sufficient information to verify whether it was obeying laws intended to prevent foreclosure-related abuse, the Los Angeles Times reported late Monday.
Shares plunged 30% on the stock market today, hitting lows not seen since 2009.

If California and Ocwen, which is among the biggest U.S. mortgage servicers, can't settle, the company could lose its license in the state before the end of the year, which means that it could no longer collect payments and handle foreclosures.

State and federal investigators are also examining whether Ocwen delayed short sales of some homes so it could keep collecting fees, Bloomberg said last month, citing sources.

Insanely clever Ikea ad...I am truly impressed, and i don't watch ads!

Tell me what you think ......

PS: those are not strawberries on the table, they are...rambutens.
Yeah,I had to look it up too.

Experience the power of a bookbook

FBI: Boehner's Bartender Thought He Was Evil And Talked Of Poisoning Him

A former bartender at an Ohio country club frequented by House Speaker John Boehner allegedly thought the Republican was the devil and had threatened to kill him, according to a report Tuesday from WCOP in Cincinnati.

Michael Robert Hoyt, 47, who had worked for five years at the Wetherington Country Club, was indicted last Wednesday for threatening to murder a congressman. WCOP based its report on the charging documents in the case.

The case seems to have started on Oct. 29, when Hoyt called the authorities and blamed Boehner for him being fired from his country club job a week earlier. Federal agents followed up in person, and things took a strange turn.

“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”

Here are the 28 House "Democrats" Who Voted to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Twenty-eight Democrats voted with 238 Republicans to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline during a House vote on Friday.
The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, passed the House 266-153. The Senate is expected to begin debate on an identical measure early next week, despite a White House veto threat.

The Dems are:

1. Brad Ashford, Neb.

2. Sanford Bishop, Ga.

3. Robert Brady, Pa.

4. Cheri Bustos, Ill.

5. James Clyburn, S.C.

6. Jim Cooper, Tenn.

7. Jim Costa, Calif.

8. Henry Cuellar, Texas

9. Mike Doyle, Pa.

10. Gwen Graham, Fla.

11. Al Green, Texas

12. Gene Green, Texas

13. Shelia Jackson Lee, Texas

14. Daniel Lipinski, Ill.

15. Dave Loebsack, Iowa

16. Sean Patrick Maloney, N.Y.

17. Patrick Murphy, Fla.

18. Rick Nolan, Minn.

19. Donald Norcross, N.J.

20. Collin Peterson, Minn.

21. Cedric Richmond, La.

22. Kurt Schrader, Ore.

23. David Scott, Ga.

24. Terri Sewell, Ala.

25. Albio Sires, N.J.

26. Marc Veasey, Texas

27. Filemon Vela, Texas

28. Tim Walz, Minn.

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