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dixiegrrrrl

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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: 46,304

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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17-year-old created a new app to expose sellout politicians

IMPORTANT EDIT:
Only those holding elected offices get contributions tracked.

In an interview with Vice, Rubin said he wanted to “put the data at people’s fingertips” for people to be able to make the most informed decision when it comes to politics.

The plugin called Greenhouse works with Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers, and it can be downloaded at www.allaregreen.us.

After installation, when a politician’s name comes up in article text, the app will break down their top ten monetary influences.
The plugin is free and simple to use, as noted in this article by Vice.com.

“Greenhouse allows people to see the money story behind the news story,” said Rubin to Vice.

The name Greenhouse was created by combining three symbolic ideas: the color of money, the two houses of Congress, and the transparency of a greenhouse.
http://althealthworks.com/6804/this-17-year-old-created-a-new-app-designed-to-expose-sellout-politiciansyelena/

His VICE interview has mostly the same info:
http://www.vice.com/read/greenhouse-app-hannah-ewens-nick-rubin-201


yeah, I am gonna try it....just think how much it will enrich our comments on politicians.

More sunflower seed recalls because of listeria threat:

I think by now that any products containing sunflower seed kernels is suspect.

The recall is widening, and now includes trail mixes and other combos
in the following states via retail stores: IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA,VA, WV and SC, between March 22, 2016, and May 21, 2016.

go here for the list of foods:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/05/first-source-recalls-nut-mixes-for-potential-listeria-risk/

Gee, this sounds familiar..can't quite put my finger on it tho


HEADS UP.....Extensive recall of nuts, esp. sunflower seeds

and as I type this I am munching on one of the recalled products.
But have been eating them for 4 days, so they seem ok.
Still, off the grocery list for awhile.

This is one of those listeria findings that started off small and keeps expanding:

Here is the info:

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today expanded its voluntary recall of products containing sunflower kernels which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

This follows the announcement on May 18, 2016, by our supplier SunOpta of its expanded recall of sunflower kernels which have the potential to be contaminated with L. mono.
L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. The additional products being recalled as part of the expansion are listed below. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.

go to link for the long long list of sunflower seeds and cashews items:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/05/126568/

"I completely believe law enforcement is an oppressed minority."

"There's a war on cops, but it's more than just a physical war," Randy Sutton, the head of the New York-based nonprofit Blue Lives Matter NYC, told VICE.

Should America's Cops Be Protected by Hate Crime Laws?
There are dozens of Blue Lives Matter support groups across the internet, and a seemingly official organization based in NYC. Perhaps most important, over the last few months, at least two Blue Lives Matter bills have been introduced around the country which, if passed into law, would treat cops as a protected class vulnerable to hate crimes.
http://www.vice.com/read/should-americas-cops-be-protected-by-hate-crime-laws?utm_source=vicefbus

Make It Look Like It's ISIS': A Fake Bomb, a Would-Be Terrorist, and an FBI Sting in Miami

This raises interesting questions..chief of which is...why is the FBI continously trying to make patsies into terrorists then charging them?



The FBI says it caught a terrorist trying to blow up a synagogue on the outskirts of Miami.

But the FBI supplied the bomb.

The device was fake, part of an undercover FBI sting operation that, like hundreds of controversial investigations before it, used an undercover informant to target an alleged terrorist.

In the Miami case, federal authorities accuse 40-year-old James Medina of planning to bomb the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center north of the city.

Apart from the fact that the FBI supplied Medina with the weapon that he intended to use against the Jewish center, rights activists and legal experts are troubled by the facts presented by the FBI and Justice Department. Their concern includes instances where the informant, or "confidential human source" in bureau parlance, offered to assist Medina in attacking the center, and even suggested that he link the attack to the Islamic State.
https://news.vice.com/article/isis-fake-bomb-terrorist-fbi-sting-miami-synagogue?utm_source=vicenewsfb&utm_medium=vicenewsfbuk

Somebody here was asking for the perfect way to say F off..............I found it.


4 Teenagers Win in Massachusetts Climate Change Lawsuit

In 2012, hundreds of youth petitioned the DEP asking the agency to comply with the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and adopt rules reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, but that petition was denied. As a result of DEP’s reluctance to comply with the GWSA, youth filed this case arguing that the DEP failed to promulgate the regulations required by Section 3(d) of the GWSA establishing declining annual levels of greenhouse gas emissions.



The court found that the DEP was not complying with its legal obligation to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and ordered the agency to “promulgate regulations that address multiple sources or categories of sources of greenhouse gas emissions, impose a limit on emissions that may be released … and set limits that decline on an annual basis.”

“This is an historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by government. The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long,” youth plaintiff Shamus Miller, age 17, said.

“Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Court has recognized the scope and urgency of that threat and acknowledges the need for immediate action to help slow the progression of climate change. There is much more to be done both nationally and internationally but this victory is a step in the right direction and I hope that future efforts have similar success.”
http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/17/mass-climate-change-lawsuit/

Best obit of the year, so far:






https://www.facebook.com/favoritedailythings/photos/a.1737649769789821.1073741848.1734564780098320/1737650169789781/?type=3&theater

These foods have been recalled in the past 7 days:

1.The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).


6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC number 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC number 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/05/126407/




More walnuts recalled because of potential Listeria
The Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix, 7 oz., was sold under the brand names Fresh Attractions, 1897, Ciao, Farmers Market, Grounded In, La Tapenade, Marche, MKT, Pronto, PZA, The Local, and Urban Market in stores in the following markets: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

The trail mix has a UPC code of 2050000142000 and a use by date from 4/5/16 to 9/17/16.
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/05/more-walnuts-recalled-because-of-potential-listeria-problem/
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