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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
Number of posts: 46,507

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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Did Green Tree force you to buy insurance from them? You may be eligible for the lawsuit.

. Dishman Law Offices Urges Victims of Predatory Force-placed Insurance Practices to Come Forward Now, As Deadlines Approach

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Tree Servicing, LLC and Green Tree Insurance Agency (“Green Tree”) have agreed to pay persons who were charged for “force-placed” or “lender-placed” insurance policies for residential properties from January 1, 2008 through December 8, 2015. Class Counsel represents that settlement proceeds available to class members who were charged for force-placed or lender-placed insurance policies are valued at $46 million, and that more than 300,000 of these predatory policies were force-placed on borrowers during this period. See Circeo-Loudon v. Green Tree, et al., 1:14-cv-21384 (SD Fla.).

Additionally, it is alleged Green Tree deceived homeowners, many of whom were in financial distress, and the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau levied a $15 million civil penalty, $48 million in money available to victims and ordered various practices to stop.

Dishman Law, a consumer protection law firm for over 30 years, is urging consumers across the country to come forward now if they have been the victim of these predatory forced-placed insurance practices. Tens of thousands of consumers may have their lost their homes and/or had their credit ruined due to the questionable manner in which the force-placed insurance market was allowed to operate. While settlements have been reached with Green Tree, and money is available to consumers, many consumers are generally not coming forward. It is vital that they act now and contact Attorney David Dishman today to ensure that their force-placed insurance claim is not time-barred.

The opportunity for property owners to obtain this compensation is short-lived. As such, Dishman Law is urgently asking anyone who believes they may have been victimized by the force-placed insurance market to contact the firm immediately. If Green Tree held a mortgage on your home and/or serviced your loan and force-placed wind, flood or hazard insurance on your property, it is of the utmost importance that you contact Dishman Law today, at 617-523-5252 or email us at david@ddishmanlaw.com. We will assist you in recovering the funds to which you are entitled.

My retirement mantra

Can you tell who this is?

Is a live person
well known to millions.without the facial hair

Meet Donald Trump's Top Foreign Adviser, Joseph Schmitz

*Former Blackwater Executive

*radical Christian supremacist with an "insane worldview"

* former Pentagon inspector general under Shrub,was forced out of his job amid accusations that he protected high-level officials
who were suspected of wrongdoing

Jeremy Scahill tells about him in this transcript from Democracy Now.


Civilian Deaths in Yemen Won’t Stop a Billion-Dollar US Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has signed off on the sale of $1.29 billion worth of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, including tens of thousands of bombs that will restock a Saudi arms stockpile depleted by the country's air campaign in Yemen, which has been linked to civilian deaths.

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized Washington's support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, where the UN says coalition airstrikes have killed more than 1,000 civilians. Monday's announced deal, which still requires rubber stamping from Congress, indicates those concerns have had little effect on weapons sales.

In justifying the sale, the State Department's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said approval would "replenish" the stockpiles of the Saudi air force and allow it to "meet current and future threats from potential adversaries during combat operations." The weapons, said the DSCA, would also help to "safeguard the world's largest oil reserves."

The billion dollar deal includes 22,000 smart and general purpose bombs, including models that have been deployed in Yemen. The package includes 8,000 unguided MK-82 "dumb bombs," 1,000 GBU-10 Paveway II Laser Guided Bombs, and more than 5,000 kits that can turn common munitions into ones equipped to use GPS guidance for precision strikes.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the US has sold more than $90 billion in armaments and weapons systems to Saudi Arabia since 2010.

Meet the Republican Mega-Donors Spending Millions to Take Down Donald Trump

A small group of extremely rich Republicans have given millions of dollars in recent weeks to various super PACs with the sole purpose of stopping Trump, according to the most recent campaign finance filings that were released last week.

The individuals that have spent the most money trying to stop Trump are members of the incredibly wealthy Ricketts family from Nebraska. Since the beginning of this year, Marlene Ricketts, who is married to TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and their son Todd, have given $5 million to Our Principles PAC, the largest group that is solely dedicated to thwarting Trump.

The Ricketts family, who also own the Chicago Cubs baseball team, have been longtime Republican donors. During the 2008 election, they were behind the effort to link Barack Obama to controversial comments made by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Another of the Ricketts' sons, Pete Ricketts, is the Republican governor of Nebraska.

Warren Stephens, a billionaire Republican investment banker from Arkansas, and Paul Singer, a billionaire philanthropist and hedge fund manager from New York.

Singer is averse to the spotlight but has quietly become one of the biggest donors in the Republican political world. His politics span the ideological spectrum — he is a vocal supporter of gay and lesbian rights, a donor to Senator Marco Rubio's now-ended campaign, a close ally of Mitt Romney and has been described as a "passionate defender of the 1 percent" by Forbes magazine.

More at link.

How the Trump campaign creates that mob mentality before Trump arrives

This guy has a blog.
He was at the rally where the protestor in the flag shirt was attacked.

This is what he had to say:

Silvercloud wrote that he was chilled by how the otherwise friendly crowd became a frenzied mob each time a protester was discovered in their midst:

The protesters who got indoors got an eerie response once discovered; people were instructed to chant “Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump!” while pointing at the protesting people in the stands. This instruction was given well in advance before Trump arrived to speak.

Had this been WWE style professional wrestling, I wouldn’t have too much on an issue. But this isn’t professional wrestling entertainment,
this is a man running for President of the United States. Before he even came out, I have yet to see anything that remotely looks like unity of the total citizens of the United States. These chants sounded like fascism.

the article at the link describes how the attacks happened, and what Trump said to encourage the mob to attack.

worse yet, there are military men from a nearby base who are involved, who support Trump.

More video of Ala. Gov. phone call has been released.

in which he says " I love you".

It is, however, not clear to whom he is speaking, but it sure as shit is not his wife.
He sounds totally besotted.

Boy, 4, shot in head with gun left in car while mother was shopping

We talked about the 4 y/o who shot his mother when he found her gun in the car, and so many of us expressed concern the tot could have shot himself.

and it happened, here in Ala.

4-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday night with a gun left in a car while his mother was inside a store.

police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Shelton said the mother left her children in the car. One of the children, believed to be the boy's older sister, found the gun, picked it up and it discharged.

Shelton said the bullet grazed the boy's skull but did not enter the skull. He is listed in stable condition at Children's of Alabama.

Shelton said no charges are expected in the case.

I thought leaving kids alone in a car was illegal????????
And, it was over 75 degrees today.

I found a neat site for all sorts of conversions.

Well, actually for the most common conversions of ...length, volume, weight.

Been doing a lot of weight and volume conversions to treat a sick dog and cat, and stumbled on this.

Just plug your number into one of the boxes, multiple conversions pop up

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