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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

The FCC Just Caved in to Republican Demands That It Halt Work on Major Issues

The Federal Communications Commission has deleted every important item from Thursday’s monthly meeting after Republicans in Congress warned the agency not to move forward on any major issues before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.

Over the last 24 hours, influential Republicans in both the Senate and the House sent letters to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler essentially telling him to cease work on the remaining big-ticket items on his agenda.

“I strongly urge the FCC to avoid directing its attention and resources in the coming months to complex, partisan, or otherwise controversial items that the new Congress and new Administration will have an interest in reviewing,” wrote Sen. John Thune, the South Dakota Republican who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee.

The FCC’s move to delete several items from Thursday’s agenda amounts to an acknowledgement that Wheeler’s tenure as the nation’s top communications regulator, a period marked by a variety of pro-consumer reforms, is coming to an end. Trump will nominate a new FCC chairman after he is inaugurated on January 20.

Trump is expected to work with the Republican-controlled Congress to install FCC officials who will seek to dismantle current US rules safeguarding net neutrality.
The FCC’s recently approved policy bolstering online privacy for consumers is also at risk.

President Obama Names 21 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tom Hanks, Ellen de Generes, Robert De Niro, Lorne Michaels, Maya Lin, just to name a few.


Describe this election using only a movie title.

Woman ran over her estranged husband, crashed her car on a nearby bridge and jumped to her death

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Martinez police say a female driver waited for her estranged husband and two others to exit family court to try and run them over. Following the hit-and-run she allegedly drove to the Benicia Bridge where she crashed into the center divider and jumped to her death.

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputes say witnesses saw the suspect intentionally strike three people on the crosswalk, she hit one victim a second time before she fled the area in a blue car.

All three pedestrians were taken to local hospitals with moderate injuries.
Police says after driver struck the pedestrians she reversed direction, hitting one of the victims twice before driving away.

That is essentially all the info. at this time.

Members of group honoring FBI boss have longtime Trump ties

FBI Director James Comey accepts lifetime achievement award at dinner organized by nonprofit Federal Drug Agents Foundation; group's board includes 3 people with ties to Donald Trump.
Among them: the CEO of the company that publishes The National Enquirer, the developer of a Trump-branded tower in Toronto and a convicted felon whose company rates Trump businesses for luxury.

An FBI spokesman said the foundation provides disability, bereavement and personal crisis support to federal agents and educational and charitable grants.

Wow....Looks like Maher was right......we DO have a "slow moving coup d'état"

Speaking of Presidents, can you tell who this 7 year old grew up to be?

(Pls. avoid spoilers for others.)

President Obama: the federal government is looking for ways to reroute the Dakota Access pipeline

President Obama said Tuesday that the federal government is looking for ways to reroute the Dakota Access pipeline project, which has been paralyzed by weeks of demonstrations by environmentalists.

In an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, Mr. Obama seemed to side with occupiers who want the pipeline rerouted or scrapped outright, citing opposition by Indian groups.

“We’re monitoring this closely, and you know I think that as a general rule my view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans,” Mr. Obama told MSNBC.

But Mr. Obama indicated that the federal government has no intention of stepping in, despite the threat to federal lands.

“We’re going to let it play out for several more weeks and then determine whether or not this can be resolved in a way that I think is properly attentive to traditions of the first Americans,” he said.

Here is site to donate to the Dakota pipeline protestors:


Important info about that pipeline here that caught fire

Wikipedia says:

Colonial consists of more than 5,500 mi (8,900 km) of pipeline, originating at Houston, Texas, and terminating at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The pipeline travels through the coastal states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Branches from the main pipeline also reach Tennessee.

Colonial Pipeline's owners include Koch Industries (a.k.a. Koch Capital Investments Company LLC, 28.09% stake ownership),

South Korea's National Pension Service and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (a.k.a. Keats Pipeline Investors LP, 23.44% stake ownership),
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (16.55% stake ownership),
Royal Dutch Shell (a.k.a. Shell Pipeline Company LP, 16.12% stake ownership),
and Industry Funds Management (a.k.a. IFM (US) Colonial Pipeline 2 LLC, 15.80% stake ownership).

So when it "spilled" last week and now caught fire, the news commented that gasoline prices would be affected for the entire SE.
I can see, given how big it is, and that they now have closed the entire line.

I felt this needed to be said

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