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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: 37,721

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Cashless society...yes or no? Pros or cons?

By 2030, Sweden could become the first country in the world to become a truly cashless society.
Today, 80% of all transactions in Sweden are done electronically, or by debit card.
OTOH, countries such as Italy where cash is still preference numero uno. Italians use cash for three-quarters of transactions.

“That is due to the low confidence in the authorities and the banking system,”


So, whatcha think?
and why?

Oh this IS good. "tis the season of the witch" by Kunstler

As the Governor goblins at the Federal Reserve whistle past the graveyard of dead Quantitative Easing,
and the US dollar magically expands like a prickly puffer fish,
and Mario Drahgi does what it takes with Euro duct tape to patch all black holes of unpayable debt from Athens to Dublin,
and Japan watches its once-wondrous economy congeal in a puddle of Abenomic sludge (with a radioactive cherry on top),
and China chokes on its dollar-peg, and Russia waits patiently with its old friend, Winter, covering its back —
and notwithstanding the violent chaos, beheadings, and psychopathic struggles across the old Levant, not to mention the doubling of Ebola cases every 20 days, which the World Health Organization did not have the nerve to project beyond 1.2 million in January (does the doubling just stop there?)
— there is enough instability around the globe for the gentlemen of Wall Street to make one last fabulous fortune arbitraging the future before the boomerang of consequence circles this suffering planet and finally accomplishes what the Department of Justice under Eric Holder failed to do for six long years.

It’s the season of witch and you should be nervous. Especially if you live in part of the world where money is used.
Pretty soon nobody will know what any currency is really worth — at least for a while — or what anything else is worth, for that matter. Perhaps the fishermen of India will start using their worthless gold for sinkers. Jay-Z and Diddy will gaze down on their bling in despair, thinking, perhaps, they should have invested in Betamax players instead. In the time of anything-goes-and-nothing-matters, it’s dangerous to expect anything.

Holder AND his 2nd in command are leaving Justice Dept.

Deputy US Attorney General James Cole, 2nd in command at Justice Department, is stepping down - @Reuters

Wonder why both are leaving......

Republican Jefferson County, Missouri Recorder of Deeds dogwhistles killing of Obama.

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan said Tuesday that she used a poor choice of words on a post on her personal Facebook page that some are interpreting as an attack on President Barack Obama.

“I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the Constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing? Thank you for your bravery and may God keep you safe,” Dunnegan said in her post from early last week.


At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Since her birth in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried recently to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service's software couldn't handle her advanced age of 113 years old. So she fudged it a bit, and said she was 99.

To put Stoehr's age in context, we'll remind you: She was born three years before the Wright brothers conducted their historic first flight of an airplane in North Carolina.

( She turns 114 tomorrow)


Welfare reform minister: some disabled people ‘not worth’ minimum wage

Britain's Welfare Minister pulls a Romney, only worse.

David Cameron has been forced to disassociate himself from the welfare reform minister Lord Freud after Ed Miliband revealed that he told a fringe meeting at the recent Tory conference that some disabled people are “not worth” the minimum wage.

The prime minister said the comments by Freud, who suggested that some disabled people could be paid as low as £2 an hour, did not represent the view of the government. But Cameron showed anger when he alluded to his severely disabled late son, Ivan, as he told Miliband that he would take no lectures on disabled people.

The angry exchanges came as Miliband disclosed the remarks by Freud in answer to a question at the recent Tory conference in Birmingham about paying the minimum wage to disabled people.
The Labour leader quoted Freud as saying to his questioner at the fringe meeting:
“You make a really good point about the disabled. There is a group where actually, as you say, they’re not worth the full wage.


Then 1 hour ago:
UK welfare minister Lord Freud offers 'full and unreserved apology' for comments suggesting disabled 'not worth full wage' -

Emergency screening measures for Ebola are being carried out on an "haphazard and voluntary basis"

Immigration officers at Heathrow have been shaking hands with passengers on the first day of the emergency screening measures for Ebola.

Travellers on connecting flights from West Africa - where the disease has killed over 4,000 people in Liberia and Sierra Leone - said they were being given the option of being screened for symptoms of the virus rather than being obliged to undergo checks.

Mr Samura said that when passengers on his flight eventually got to the immigration desks they were given the option of
filling in a questionnaire and being screened, or simply going through.

He said: "Most of the people who had been on our flight from Liberia to Brussels didn't go into the screening room,
they just seemed to go through to customs and presumably out of the airport.

Yeah....we're screwn.

Ebola death rate increases to 70%

The death rate in the current Ebola outbreak has increased to 70%, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said.

WHO assistant director-general Dr Bruce Aylward s aid the 70% death rate marked "a high mortality disease" in any circumstance.

He added that the UN health agency is still focused on trying to isolate sick people and provide treatment as early as possible.

Previously, the WHO had said the death rate was around 50%.

The organisation also said there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.

Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola

Oct 14 (Reuters) - A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, military officials said on Tuesday.

The soldiers were due to relieve the West African nation's contingent already deployed with Somalia's African Union peacekeeping mission, known as AMISOM. They are now expected to be subject to a 21-day isolation period.

That's it..that's the entire article, so far.

Lots of questions come up, tho.
How do you isolate 800 people?
Where and how did the one person get exposed?

I would like to introduce you to my "baby" brother....I am so proud of him.

I was 15 when he was born, I basically raised him.
The rest of the family refused to speak to him when he came out.
He has been working at acting for local theaters, and does audio books.
And now, apparently, this internet show,he just sent me the link.

He plays Stacy, shown towards the end of this short clip.
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