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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: 36,583

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Arkansas...see why it is the worst place in the US to be a renter.

Arkansas is the only state in America with "no implied warrenty of habitability"
which means
landlords are not required to make repairs or maintain their properties

you can be prosecuted, fined and jailed for not paying rent on time

The landlord can begin eviction process if you are even 1 day late with rent.

This law was passed last century.
Betcha can guess who the target renters are.

More in the video.

Hot damn...Senate announces hearing in response to Hobby Lobby ruling -

This just in...

Senate Judiciary Committee announces July 15 hearing on legislation in response to Hobby Lobby ruling -

I like the immediacy of the response, tho don't know what the Senate can do about the ruling.

Can someone help me with a Bible question?

Adam and Eve, it says, had 3 sons....Cain.Abel, and Seth.

What happened to Seth?

OK..TWO questions.

Bible says...Cain had descendants.

Who with?

Not looking to start an interpretation war here or anything, just seriously curious.

Eden Foods following in Hobby Lobby footsteps..

Eden Foods bills itself as the oldest natural foods company in America. Founder Michael Potter started the business as a co-op in 1960s Michigan, long before terms like “macrobiotics” and “clean eating” were commonplace.

devout Catholic (and sole Eden Foods shareholder) Potter has taken on a new mission: blocking his 150-strong workforce from accessing birth control as part of their Eden Foods insurance plan.

Here's the fun part:

In a letter he wrote in response to a shopper complaint that month, Potter described contraceptives as “lifestyle drugs” akin to “Viagra, smoking cessation, weight-loss” tools and other medications. (He also compared birth control to “Jack Daniels” in a contemporaneous interview with Salon.)


Good luck with a boycott of that busienss....the brand is HUGE in places like Whole Foods.

Guess what they are calling today, down here in Alabama?????

Freedom Fest.

Our lil town held a Freedom Fest, completel with a beauty pageant.
Contestants ranged from infants ( I kid you not) on up to 18 year olds.
A 2 year old won "Lil Miss Firecracker" first place, in "infant to 4 year old " age group.
a 9 month baby girl got a prize for "most photogenic".

"Let FREEDOM ring" signs all over the place, including the paperbag with my prescriptions from the local pharmacy.

Not a mention of "4th of July".
Newspaper ads for the grocery stores used the word "Holiday". with lots of red white and blue designs.

I am up to here with "Freedom"....

Unlike dumbass Bush, Pres. Obama shows how FEMA is supposed to work in hurricane preparation.

FEMA has deployed a coordination team to North Carolina and prepositioned staff in North Carolina and South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Arthur, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says.

Breaking News story.....................

Hear that? "pre-positioned" staff into the area.

Maybe we will see FEMA work the way it is supposed to.

JPMorgan headm Jamie dimon, announces he has throat cancer.

Posted without comment................

Jamie Dimon, whose eight years atop JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) have made him one of Wall Street’s most powerful leaders, said he’ll start treatment for throat cancer, raising new questions about succession plans at the biggest U.S. bank.

Dimon, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, told employees and shareholders in a memo his condition is curable and that he’ll continue running the firm “as normal” during eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment will start soon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, limiting his travel, the CEO said.

“The cancer is confined to the original site and the adjacent lymph nodes on the right side of my neck,” he wrote. “Importantly, there is no evidence of cancer elsewhere in my body.”
The illness will revive questions about how the panel would theoretically handle his succession, said Ralph Cole, a portfolio manager at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

The South Rises Up to Take on Wall Street and High Frequency Trading

This is from an article a couple weeks back, which got little attention.

Southern states are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it any more. After more than five years of watching their cities and towns suffer foreclosure and mortgage abuse from the biggest firms on Wall Street, rigged Libor swaps impoverishing local governments, and massive stock losses to municipal workers’ pensions, the South is rising up and suing Wall Street over its latest fleecing scheme – high frequency trading.

Snip.......one of the key Southern lawyers involved is Michael Lewis. That’s not bestselling author Michael Lewis; that’s Big Tobacco Cartel suing and winning lawyer Michael Lewis who mightily assisted in bringing the tobacco cartel out of the shadows and changed the health of a Nation forever.

Even more problematic for Wall Street and its hideously shrewd lawyers is that one of the smartest programming brains in U.S. markets, Eric Hunsader, is cooperating with the Southern lawyers.

Why is Hunsader who runs a successful data business involving himself in what is likely to be the biggest legal free-for-all of the century? Andrew Smith of the Guardian shares this with us:
“When Hunsader’s finance friends pointed out that nobody was driving busloads of children over cliffs, he would grab their wallet and remove a $20 bill, then hand the wallet back. ‘Does anyone in the world really care what just happened there?’ he would ask.
‘It makes no difference to anyone but you, and even then not much. It’s just that in a civilised society, we don’t tolerate that. Civilisation breaks down when people don’t follow the rules, because nobody can trust anybody else.’ ”

GM Has Officially Recalled More Vehicles In 2014 Than It Has Sold In The Last 7 Years

Pretty soon there won’t be any General Motors vehicles left on the roadways that haven’t been part of a 2014 recall. On Monday, the company announced the recall of 7.6 million vehicles in the United States – 8.4 million worldwide– most of them for the same inadvertent ignition key rotation that has been linked to at least three fatalities.

In the first campaign, GM is recalling 6.8 million sedans because the ignition switch may inadvertently move out of the run position if the key is carrying extra weight and experiences a jarring event such as hitting a pothole or crossing railroad tracks.

Affected vehicles include:
•1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
•1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrique
•1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
•1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
•2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo
•2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

The second announced recall includes 554,328 model year 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS and model year 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles for the same unintended ignition rotation issue.
Monday’s additional recalls include:

•181,000 model year 2005-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9-7x vehicles, and the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs were recalled for a possible electrical short in the driver’s door module. The short could disable the power door lock and window switches and, in rare cases, overheat the module.


T-Mobile Accused Of Making A Ton Of Cash From Bogus Charges On Phone Bills

T-Mobile is just the latest phone service to do this crap.
And T-Mobile stole customer money 2 ways:
by cramming unapproved charges on your bill ( they get a kickback for this)
by subtracting the cramming fee from your minutes if you are a pre-paid customer.Go to link to see what the phony charges look like on a T-Mobile bill.

The self-described “Un-carrier” has been accused in federal court of making hundreds of millions of dollars off of so-called “premium” text-messaging subscriptions that were often never requested by subscribers.

According to the complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission in a U.S. District Court in Seattle, T-Mobile allowed third parties to participate in what’s known as “bill cramming,” the placing of often-questionable charges for premium services on a phone customers’ bill.

The FTC alleges that T-Mobile received anywhere from 35-40% of the total amount charged to consumers for subscriptions (mostly $9.99/month) for things like “flirting tips, horoscope information or celebrity gossip.”

Making matters worse, the government claims that T-Mobile sometimes continued to bill customers for these services even after being made aware that they were being operated by scammers.

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