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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Seattle, 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: 46,096

About Me

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

Journal Archives

SeaWorld CEO admits company employees posed as animal activists to spy on opponents

Their rational for doing this smells of very pungent cow feces.

CEO Joel Manby said the company's board of directors has "directed management to end the practice in which certain employees posed as animal rights activists. This activity was undertaken in connection with efforts to maintain the safety and security of employees, customers and animals in the facve of credible threats."

ast year People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused a San Diego SeaWorld employee named Paul McComb of posting as an activist to spy on them.
Manby said Thursday McComb has returned to work. He had been placed on leave during an investigation.
The company has not given any details about whether anyone was fired or disciplined as a result of the investigation.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-seaworld-employee-spy-20160225-story.html

I just got all the inside political dope today, here is what is gonna happen:

My annual Dr. visit, basically a quick checkup, no problems noted, with a small town GP.

But...my doc, a female, who is about 50, is an evangelical, and LOVES to share her opinions.
Once we have the vital signs and the scripts out of the way, I asked her who she is voting for.

"Well," she said, sitting back and counting off on her fingers.." We know Hillary can't be trusted, and Bernie is a communist, "

She did listen patiently while I defined "democratic socialism" but apparently knew someone in Canada who complained about too high taxes, so I was wasting my breath.

So I asked her how she felt about Trump.

" It doesn't matter" she said, warming up to the topic and getting slightly bug eyes "cause that Obama isn't gonna leave. He's gonna declare martial law and stay in place"

Really? How do you know? (Hard to keep a straight face, but I tried..)

"He has asked Congress for 1.5 billion dollars to fight ISIS, and we KNOW he is really supporting ISIS, because he is a Muslim like them!,
so what is he REALLY gonna do with that money???"

Things were getting a bit heated on her part, so I used the Southern safety valve....
" How's you family doing? Isn't your daughter out of college this spring?"

It worked, and I politely left the exam room.

Southern sociability relies on NOT talking politics or religion, and in most cases, works well.



24 y/o stock trader starts a Go Fund Me acct because he bet wrong and lost his money.

He wants 200K ...
In 2 days he's got $95.00 plus a lot of comments....

Short version:

I've recently lost all my money in the stock market. I had a good ride so I put everything I had in it. After a bad 2016 start I've ended up losing everything I put in. I'm trying to get some money back because what I had lost was money for a house down payment and a ring for my girlfriend. Unfortunately that's all gone now.https://www.gofundme.com/4kqtbvk4

Long version:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-23/suicidal-trader-loses-everything-launches-online-begging-site

Comments at ZH are not very sympathetic.
and he bet on margins, thus using borrowed money in the first place.

Sending good luck vibes to Gulf Coast Ala and Fla. Panhandle DU folks.....

Ugly ugly weather your way, tornado in Pensacola already.

Hope y'all get thru the night ok.

Same with Huntsville and No. Ala. too.

DOJ Wants iPhone Data in a Dozen Cases, Not Just San Bernardino

The U.S. Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple to help investigators extract data from iPhones in about a dozen undisclosed cases across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

The other phones, which were seized in a variety of criminal investigations, are involved in cases where prosecutors are compelling the company to help them bypass the passcode security feature of phones that may hold evidence, the Journal added.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook also sent a letter to employees Monday morning, making clear the company’s hardline stance refusing to make software to unlock the phone addresses broader issues, not just a single device linked to a grisly attack.
http://fortune.com/2016/02/23/doj-iphone-san-bernardino/

My blood ran cold when I read this post...please look at it....it is so very important

We sorta "knew" it was this blatant, but this post proves it.

Leaked Audio: 8 Things Trump And Morning Joe Hosts Discussed When Cameras Were Off

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027632468

Too much funny



Just a thought I wanted to share:



Crucial details in the Apple case are being obscured by officials.

Tweets Snowden...




https://twitter.com/Snowden

Harper Lee funeral was today.

Our al.com site covered it very well, so here is link.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/02/private_funeral_held_for_harpe.html#incart_river_home

I did not realize the funeral was gonna be so soon
In a couple weeks when the tourists are gone, I will go up to the cemetery and take a pic of her family plot.
Right now most of us are laying kind of low and keeping to ourselves, staying away from the famous courthouse, avoiding the tourists.
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