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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, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 35,534

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Study finds link between women’s height and cancer risk

Among nearly 145,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79, researchers found that height was more strongly associated with cancer than such established risk factors as obesity.

The association held true for everything from thyroid cancer to melanoma, researchers reported in the latest issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Walter Willett, chair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, said the study should not raise alarm for the tall, though it does provide additional evidence that greater height is associated with cancer.

“The increase in risk is modest and is balanced by a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in taller people, so there is no reason for those of us who are tall to panic,” Willett, who was not involved in the study, said in an email. “Most importantly, research to understand the reason for the extra risk in taller people may lead us to new ways to prevent or treat cancer.”


Now I don't feel bad about being the shortest one in the family.
Altho...only one relative died of cancer ( smoking and drinking a LOT)


55-gallon drum of depleted uranium found at Miami airport

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue evacuated a 150-foot perimeter to assess the hazard, spokesman Arnold Piedrahita tweeted.

Officials at Opa-locka airport said there were depleted uranium parts in a container, located outside a DC-10 aircraft, that was sealed and became unsealed. It is unclear how the container became unsealed.

The aircraft was slated for demolition but had not yet been set off.

video at link, and story
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Depleted-Uranium-Found-at-Opa-Locka-Airport-216946071.html

Got error message when I trashed an email.

Opened email announcing a jury result, hit "delete this message" and a page came up
"That's not your message!"

too damn early in the am for pages to be yelling at me.........

KTVU producers fired over Asiana pilots' fake names

KTVU-TV has dismissed at least three veteran producers over the on-air gaffe involving the fake names of those Asiana airline pilots that became an instant YouTube hit - and a major embarrassment to the station.

Station sources confirmed late Wednesday that investigative producer Roland DeWolk, special projects producer Cristina Gastelu and producer Brad Belstock were all sent packing following an in-house investigation into the July 12 broadcast of four fake names of the pilots involved in the Asiana Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport on July 6.

A fourth - noon news producer Elvin Sledge - told colleagues he was leaving for health reasons.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/KTVU-producers-fired-over-Asiana-pilots-fake-4685627.php


Oh...."the NTSB announced that it had fired a summer intern over the incident."

Looking for privacy respecting websites to use?

Check this out..
covers email providers, cloud services, file collaboration sites, and of course sesarch engines.

https://prism-break.org/

Pirate Bay Founder: App For Thwarting Mass Surveillance In The Works

The takeaway:

Let’s say I send you an email that’s encrypted, Sunde explains. “The government can still see that I sent an email to you, so they can build a sort of sociogram. Our focus is on the infrastructure as well.”

Instead of encrypting individual messages, Sunde plans to collect them at Heml.is servers located in each country it operates and encrypt them in bulk. They would then be sent across borders before being decrypted in bulk and delivered locally.

“They can see there’s a big package coming from our system, but they can’t see who’s sending it,” he elaborates.


Process is in development, money has been crowd sourced already.

Details, here:
http://www.mintpressnews.com/pirate-bay-founder-app-for-thwarting-mass-surveillance-in-the-works/165908/

Need recommendations for onine mail. Google mail is now carrying ADS!!!

yuck...can't stand the idea of being forced to see ads in my mail box...

Anyone know of good online free email service?
Want something for internet based browsing/sign ups, etc, and don't want to use my "personal" mailbox.

UPDATE:
Just found out:
At Ixquick, more than 45,000 people have asked to be beta testers for a new email service featuring accounts that not even the company can get into without user codes, spokeswoman Katherine Albrecht said. The company will levy a small charge for the accounts, betting that people are willing to pay for privacy.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/the-nsa-surveillance-revelations-are-changing-how-americans-use-the-internet/165762/

Man wins his case for protesting TSA at airport!

I find this heartening. Be sure to see pic at link.

For failing to understand and respect the civil liberties of U.S. citizens, law enforcement officers at the Richmond International Airport will now be required to take a two-hour class on the First and Fourth amendments.

The new class is part of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by a man who was unlawfully detained for removing his clothing in protest against the airport’s full-body scanners.


http://www.mintpressnews.com/reaction-to-airline-passengers-stripping-protest-lands-officers-in-first-amendment-school/165867/

The lower court judge, who was overturned by a higher court, sounds like a fascist's dream.

Have you heard of Mint Press News, online?

I just found it. Seems interesting. Gonna test drive it for a bit.
check out some of their stories...what do you think?

http://www.mintpressnews.com/about-us/

How many here have cut the tv cord?

We have. Internet gives us much more choice, and saves a bundle in cable bills.

I am curious if no tv is becoming a popular choice.

Pls tell me if you think of a reason I have missed in the poll.
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