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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, 02:09 PM
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About Me

Retired from a career in Social Work//Mental Health, now I concentrate on 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

"I completely believe law enforcement is an oppressed minority."

"There's a war on cops, but it's more than just a physical war," Randy Sutton, the head of the New York-based nonprofit Blue Lives Matter NYC, told VICE.

Should America's Cops Be Protected by Hate Crime Laws?
There are dozens of Blue Lives Matter support groups across the internet, and a seemingly official organization based in NYC. Perhaps most important, over the last few months, at least two Blue Lives Matter bills have been introduced around the country which, if passed into law, would treat cops as a protected class vulnerable to hate crimes.

Make It Look Like It's ISIS': A Fake Bomb, a Would-Be Terrorist, and an FBI Sting in Miami

This raises interesting questions..chief of which is...why is the FBI continously trying to make patsies into terrorists then charging them?

The FBI says it caught a terrorist trying to blow up a synagogue on the outskirts of Miami.

But the FBI supplied the bomb.

The device was fake, part of an undercover FBI sting operation that, like hundreds of controversial investigations before it, used an undercover informant to target an alleged terrorist.

In the Miami case, federal authorities accuse 40-year-old James Medina of planning to bomb the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center north of the city.

Apart from the fact that the FBI supplied Medina with the weapon that he intended to use against the Jewish center, rights activists and legal experts are troubled by the facts presented by the FBI and Justice Department. Their concern includes instances where the informant, or "confidential human source" in bureau parlance, offered to assist Medina in attacking the center, and even suggested that he link the attack to the Islamic State.

Somebody here was asking for the perfect way to say F off..............I found it.

4 Teenagers Win in Massachusetts Climate Change Lawsuit

In 2012, hundreds of youth petitioned the DEP asking the agency to comply with the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and adopt rules reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, but that petition was denied. As a result of DEP’s reluctance to comply with the GWSA, youth filed this case arguing that the DEP failed to promulgate the regulations required by Section 3(d) of the GWSA establishing declining annual levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

The court found that the DEP was not complying with its legal obligation to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and ordered the agency to “promulgate regulations that address multiple sources or categories of sources of greenhouse gas emissions, impose a limit on emissions that may be released … and set limits that decline on an annual basis.”

“This is an historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by government. The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long,” youth plaintiff Shamus Miller, age 17, said.

“Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Court has recognized the scope and urgency of that threat and acknowledges the need for immediate action to help slow the progression of climate change. There is much more to be done both nationally and internationally but this victory is a step in the right direction and I hope that future efforts have similar success.”

Best obit of the year, so far:


These foods have been recalled in the past 7 days:

1.The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC number 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC number 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016

More walnuts recalled because of potential Listeria
The Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix, 7 oz., was sold under the brand names Fresh Attractions, 1897, Ciao, Farmers Market, Grounded In, La Tapenade, Marche, MKT, Pronto, PZA, The Local, and Urban Market in stores in the following markets: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

The trail mix has a UPC code of 2050000142000 and a use by date from 4/5/16 to 9/17/16.

Ted Cruz Just Released the First Presidential Campaign Ad of 2020

That's the only possible explanation for the smarmy, self-congratulatory five-minute video his dead (or undead) campaign released this weekend, featuring a Cruz staffer musing to an unseen audience about the nature of loss, regret, and the nobility of failing to stop a candidate whose angry nativism and fearmongering was only a shade darker than Cruz's. "Ted Cruz didn't lose, our campaign for president lost," the staffer intones, which I guess is technically true—but still, Cruz definitely didn't win.

Then Cruz himself appears and calls his losing campaign's staff "the finest team in politics I've ever seen, and I suspect has ever come together" and tells them, "Everyone here has poured your hearts into this journey... We left everything on the field." This is accompanied by footage of white people, presumably Cruz supporters, smiling, talking, or just sort of standing around—a montage that manages to be actually pretty dang uplifting and cathartic thanks to some Explosions in the Sky–sounding music that could turn eating pancakes into an emotional climax. The final shot is Cruz's campaign bus driving through a white-light-drenched landscape, followed by the words "TO BE CONTINUED..."

where's the damn puke emoticon when ya need it??????????

Beginner’s Guide to Medical Marijuana

Really good website....


69% of store-bought extra virgin olive oils are FAKE! Here's how to know if it's the real thing:

This is a VERY brief excerpt from a good long read about the olive oil scams.
I encourage folks to read the whole articles at the links.

Do you know that your extra virgin olive oil is probably fake, thanks to the Mob?
Did you know that the Mafia is making a small fortune selling fake olive oil or that olive oil is a $1.5 billion dollar industry in the United States alone?
In fact, olive oil is currently Europe’s most adulterated agricultural product!
According to Tom Mueller, an investigative journalist who wrote an eye –opening expose on fake olive oil entitled : Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, 70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated — cut with cheaper oils.


How to Tell if Your Olive Oil is the Real Deal

The following brands which were labeled extra-virgin failed to meet extra-virgin olive oil standards:
• Bertolli
• Carapelli
• Filippo Berio
• Mazzola
• Mezzetta
• Newman’s Own
• Pompeian
• Rachel Ray
• Safeway
• Star
• Whole Foods

These brands did meet extra-virgin olive oil standards:
• Corto Olive
• California Olive Ranch
• Kirkland Organic
• Lucero (Ascolano)
• McEvoy Ranch Organic




How Well Can You Identify Dog Breeds?

9 question quiz, kinda tuff.....


I surprised myself and got them all.
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