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Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Cal. Hwy. Patrol: Former military personnel.........adapt well to our paramilitary environment.

From the Hiring page of Cal. Hwy Patrol:

The CHP offers military personnel a unique working environment which utilizes the skills, self-discipline, and life experiences you have developed during military service.
Former military personnel easily fit into the CHP's workforce and adapt well to our paramilitary work environment.
You can use your former military skills and self-initiative to help you promote through the CHP's ranks.

The CHP's salary, medical benefits, and retirement plans are extremely attractive. They include a salary competitive with other California law enforcement agencies; medical, dental, and vision benefits for the entire family; and up to 90 percent retirement based on years of service and age.


Here are the names of the Dems who voted FOR the spending bill that Warren warned against:

the vote was 219-206.

The Dems needed 14 votes to kill the bill.
5 Dems did not vote.

139 Dems and 67 Republicans voted against it.

These 57 Dems gave Citibank the freedom from regulation it wanted:
Wasserman Schultz, D. (D-FL-23)
Sinema, K. (D-AZ-9)
Sherman, B. (D-CA-30)
Sewell, T. (D-AL-7)
Scott, D. (D-GA-13)
Schwartz, A. (D-PA-13)
Schneider, B. (D-IL-10)
Ruppersberger, C. (D-MD-2)
Ruiz, R. (D-CA-36)
Peters, G. (D-MI-14)
Peters, S. (D-CA-52)
Perlmutter, E. (D-CO-7)
Pastor, E. (D-AZ-7)
Owens, W. (D-NY-21)
Norcross, D. (D-NJ-1)
Murphy, P. (D-FL-18)
Moran, J. (D-VA-8)
Miller, G. (D-CA-11)
Meeks, G. (D-NY-5)
McCarthy, C. (D-NY-4)
Matheson, J. (D-UT-4)
Maloney, S. (D-NY-18)
Maffei, D. (D-NY-24)
Lowey, N. (D-NY-17)
Lipinski, D. (D-IL-3)
Kuster, A. (D-NH-2)
Kind, R. (D-WI-3)
Kaptur, M. (D-OH-9)
Hoyer, S. (D-MD-5)
Horsford, S. (D-NV-4)
Himes, J. (D-CT-4)
Garamendi, J. (D-CA-3)
Gallego, P. (D-TX-23)
Foster, B. (D-IL-11)
Fattah, C. (D-PA-2)
Farr, S. (D-CA-20)
Dingell, J. (D-MI-12)
Delaney, J. (D-MD-6)
Davis, S. (D-CA-53)
Cuellar, H. (D-TX-28)
Crowley, J. (D-NY-14)
Costa, J. (D-CA-16)
Connolly, G. (D-VA-11)
Clyburn, J. (D-SC-6)
Clay, W. (D-MO-1)
Carney, J. (D-DE-1)
Richmond, C. (D-LA-2)
Quigley, M. (D-IL-5)
Price, D. (D-NC-4)
Bustos, C. (D-IL-17)
Brownley, J. (D-CA-26)
Brady, R. (D-PA-1)
Bishop, T. (D-NY-1)
Bishop, S. (D-GA-2)
Bera, A. (D-CA-7)
Barrow, J. (D-GA-12)
Barber, R. (D-AZ-2)

These 5 Dems did not vote:

Smith, A. (D-WA-9)
Negrete McLeod, G. (D-CA-35)
Duckworth, T. (D-IL-8)
Cleaver, E. (D-MO-5)
Capuano, M. (D-MA-7


Cheney's holiday pic is out

Found this on Max Keiser's Twitter

Pic ........thousands of marchers in NYC this am......"there's something happening here........."

Ferguson protesters win lawsuit against police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FERGUSON, Mo. - Protesters in Ferguson have won a lawsuit filed against police in federal court, according to reports on Thursday.

a federal judge listened to testimony from three protesters who complained of excessive police tactics while dispersing crowds in Ferguson.

In a temporary restraining order, a U.S. District judge ordered police to warn crowds before firing tear gas and to allow “reasonable” time for people to disperse first.

Further in the short story, ABC pastes protestors in a bad light by pointing out the fires.

But, still...a court victory.

Dozens of Congressional Staffers Just Walked Out of Their Jobs. This Powerful Picture Shows Why.

dozens of congressional staffers walked out in protest of the recent grand jury decisions failing to indict the two officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The result was an incredible display of solidarity, with staffers raising their hands in the air to invoke Brown's "hands up, don't shoot" image.

Rep. Peter King Dismisses Torture Report As Just People In 'Awkward Positions'

"we’re not talking about anyone being burned or stabbed or cut or anything like that.
We’re talking about people being made to stand in awkward positions, have water put into their nose and into their mouth.

Nobody suffered any lasting injuries from this."


Elite handful of attorneys account for almost half of Supreme Court cases.

They are the elite of the elite: Although they account for far less than 1 percent of lawyers who filed appeals to the Supreme Court, these attorneys were involved in 43 percent of the cases the high court chose to decide from 2004 through 2012.

Of the 66 most successful (at getting Supremes to hear their cases) lawyers, 51 worked for law firms that primarily represented corporate interests.

The lawyers are the most influential members of one of the most powerful specialties in America: the business of practicing before the Supreme Court.
None of these lawyers is a household name. But many are familiar to the nine justices. That’s because about half worked for justices past or present, and some socialize with them.


“The president needs to purge his administration.....The CIA is lying'"

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Wednesday called on President Obama to “purge” his administration of the CIA officials who were involved in the "enhanced interrogation" program detailed in a new Senate report.

“It’s bad enough to not prosecute these officials but to reward and promote them is incomprehensible,” Udall said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “The president needs to purge his administration.”

Udall reiterated his call for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan, saying he should no longer lead the agency because officials hacked into the Intelligence Committee’s computers during their investigation and deleted a file.

He also spilled some findings from the so-called Panetta review, which was not included in the Senate panel’s report but is expected to paint a damning picture of the CIA’s public statements about the interrogation program.

“Director Brennan and the CIA today are continuing to willfully provide inaccurate information and misrepresent the efficacy of torture,” Udall said.
“The CIA is lying. This is not an issue of the past, this is going on today.

Michigan Republicans pass bill permitting discrimination against gays

( This has today's date on the story, but in case that is incorrect, pls. let me know)

Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives have passed a bill that would permit religious people to discriminate on the grounds of sexuality.

The state’s House passed HB 5958, known as the ‘Religious Freedom and Restoration Act’ – which claims to “limit governmental action that substantially burdens a person’s exercise of religion”

However, civil rights experts say the bill is concerning far-reaching, and would allow people and businesses
to effectively discriminate as they please on the basis of religion.

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