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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, 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!!!

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Where is the LOLCat Sunday?????????

How will I get thru the day without it????

Alabama politics just got weirder

Jury finds Ala. Speaker of teh House Mike Hubbard guilty on 12 counts in ethics trial.

This means he is immediately not the House Speaker.

In the next legislative session, regular or special, state representatives will elect another House Speaker.

House of Representatives spokesperson Clay Redden says the governor will have to call a special election to fill the vacant House seat.

but it is the House Speaker who determines if Gov. Bentley's ongoing impeachment process will go before the legislature.

and it is the Chief Justice of Alabama who will hear the impeachment case if it passes the legislature.
But the Chief Justice is Roy Moore who is the process of being charged by the Feds for his gay marriage stand.

And it is the Gov. who can pardon the Speaker of the House if he convicted.

We sure do live in fun times down here.................


Judge Who Gave Slap On Wrist To Stanford Rapist Facing Recall

The presiding judge in the Stanford sexual assault case is now facing recall after handing down a farcical sentence to a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside of a fraternity party.

In a lamentable ebullition of the “old boys club” mentality that has seen sexual violence become endemic on college campuses, Judge Aaron Persky, a former captain of the Stanford lacrosse team, sentenced Brock Turner, a former Stanford student-athlete, to a mere six months in county jail. The wrist slap handed down by the judge is less than half of the two-year state minimum prescribed by California law for the convicted felon’s offenses.

Persky’s dubious sentencing and comments made by Turner’s father, who reduced his son’s transgressions to “twenty minutes of action,” have been met with widespread outrage and condemnation. Michele Landis Dauber, a law professor at Stanford University and outspoken critic of sexual assault policies on campus, is leading the charge to oust Persky saying, “the judge bent over backwards in order to make an exception … and the message to women and students is ‘you’re on your own,’ and the message to potential perpetrators is ‘I’ve got your back.’”

Now why is Lindsay Graham going to Bilderberg Conference this week???

Kissinger will be there, of course.
And lots of heads of banking, finance newspapers, and military, including Petraeus, who is now working for KKR, huge investment firm gone global.

complete list here:


Alabama school’s math test included questions about drive-bys, cocaine, and ‘knocking up’ girls

MOBILE, Ala. — A teacher from Burns Middle School in Mobile has come under fire for giving a test with “questionable language” to her math students. The ten question word problem quiz contained scenarios that parents are calling “unacceptable” and “not at all appropriate for the classroom.”
Each of the questions centered on a situation related to street violence or drug crimes. One even included “pimps and ho’s” and “knocking up girls”.

“How many drive-by shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal enough ammunition and reload?” one question asked.

The third question asks, “Dwayne pimps three ho’s. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne’s $800 per day crack habbit?”

This quiz is not a unique phenomenon to Burns Middle. Variations of the same quiz have been floating around on the internet for about a decade. Similar quizzes have caused uproar in in Texas, California, New Mexico, and now Alabama.

While the school has not released the teacher’s name, WSFA reported that she has been placed on immediate administrative leave pending an internal investigation. According to one parent, the quiz was given by a teacher who has been at Burns for quite some time. She is reportedly retiring at the end of this year.

You can see the test here:

General Mills has recalled 10 million pounds of flour, so far 20 states are on the list ... UPDATED

the flour had been linked to an E. coli outbreak that has been going on since December 2015.

As of May 31, the states with confirmed outbreak patients were:
Alabama 1, Arkansas 1, Arizona 2, California 1, Colorado 4, Iowa 1, Illinois 4, Massachusetts 2, Maryland 1, Michigan 4, Minnesota 3, Missouri 1, Montana 1, New York 1, Oklahoma 2, Pennsylvania 2, Texas 2, Virginia 2, Washington 2 and Wisconsin 1.

Note: this recall page is worded awkwardly, you will have to read thru it to figure out how identify any flour you have, cause both public shopeprs and businesses are affected.
Even if you bought the flour months ago, it could be contaminated.

Me, I'm just gonna dump our 5# bag and get another brand.


Here is the info on the recalled packages:

The recalled flour can be identified by the following label information:

13.5-ounce Gold Medal Wondra — Package UPC 000-16000-18980; Better if Used by Dates 25FEB2017 thru 30MAR2017

2-pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour — Package UPC 000-16000-10710; Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC thru 03JUN2017K

5-pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour — Package UPC 000-16000-10610; Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC,
27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC thru 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC thru 14JUN2017KC

10-pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour — Package UPC 000-16000-10410; Better if Used by Dates 02JUN2017KC,03JUN2017KC

10-pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour Banded Pack — Package UPC 000-16000-10410; Better if Used by Dates 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC

5-pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour — Package UPC 000-16000-19610; Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC

5-pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached — Package UPC 000-21130-53001; Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 28 2017
5-pound Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All Purpose Enriched —Package UPC 000-21130-53022; Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017

2-pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour — Package UPC 000-16000-11710; Better if Used by Dates 23AUG2016KC

General Mills has a web page and hotline for consumers: 800-230-8103.

A reminder

Turning abandoned missile silos into post apocalyptic dream homes for the uber wealthy.

There are now real estate speculators who are selling "underground homes" for the very wealthy...who are snapping them up, all over the globe.

The homes are furnished like any other ultra big buck mansion.

Link with pics:

another site:

So, that is the 1% game plan....while we are starving from climate disaster food shortages and lack of water and maybe dying of a plague,
THEY will be all cozy in their underground homes with marble floors and years worth of foods.

Altho...there ARE television and radio hookups, but I am wondering who will be broadcasting....and what?

Shouldn't be too difficult to locate some of these silos, tho, and dump 10 feet of cement on top of them....

I am really curious how many here will get this clever marketing item

Please do not spoil it for others ................

$25M Government Study Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer In Rats

A newly released study from the National Toxicology Program, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has found a link between the kind of radiation emitted by cell phones and cancer in rats.

Those rats were exposed to the same kind of radiation cell phones emit for nine hours a day, every day, over a period of two years. Researchers found that male rodents experienced low incidences of two type of tumors: gliomas, in the brain, and schwannomas, in the heart. It’s unclear if female rats experienced the same issue or were part of the the study.

Consumer Reports notes that these results seem to support earlier findings from epidemiological studies, which found the same kinds of tumors in humans. That led the International Agency for Research on Cancer to classify radiation as a possible human carcinogen in 2011.

So what do these results mean? On the one side, there are industry leaders and others who say that evidence has shown cell phones don’t pose any risks to human health.

But then there are scientists and some health officials who argue that more research needs to be done but point to available evidence as enough to suggest that there’s a possible connection between cell phone use and brain cancer. That’s enough to justify taking precautions when you’re yapping away with your phone up to your ear, some say.
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