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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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Dead So. Korean spy left note: country is wiretapping citizen's conversations

SEOUL: A South Korean government spy was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide alongside a note that seemed to comment on the recent revelation that the spy agency had acquired hacking programs capable of intercepting communications on cellphones and computers, police said.

A police official in Yongin city, just south of Seoul, said the 46-year-old National Intelligence Service agent was found dead in his car, but would not reveal the agent's name or details about the note, saying his family requested that the information not be made public. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules.

The NIS said Tuesday that it had purchased the hacking programs in 2012 from an Italian company, Hacking Team, but that it used them only to monitor agents from rival North Korea and for research purposes. The story emerged earlier this month when a searchable library of a massive email trove stolen from Hacking Team, released by WikiLeaks, showed that South Korean entities were among those dealing with the firm.

The revelation is sensitive because the NIS has a history of illegally tapping South Koreans' private conversations.http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Jul-18/307254-dead-s-korean-agent-leaves-note-hinting-at-hacking-scandal.ashx?utm_content=buffer5eb2e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Best Amazon bargain you will ever ever find!


I think I found a way to get lower prices on Amazon.

2 days ago I signed up on Camelcamelcamel.com ( I know, weird name)
and filled out the lower than advertised prices I wanted on some items in my Amazon "save" list.

And today was notified of a price drop for a pair of shoes that is slightly below MY desired price, and 5.00 below the original listed price.

Now, we know that consumer spending is dropping like a rock
and we know that Amazon is doing a lot of things to increase purchases
and that camel x 3 is linked to Amazon prices
and that Amazon shows different prices for the same items depending on your past shopping history with them.

but...still....I need the shoes, they are an attractive price...

Going to watch the camel site and see how well it pays off.

Halfway thru Harper Lee's new book ( no spoilers)

I see her in a much different light now.

This book could not have been released at a better time in light of recent events....the kid killer, the issue with the flag, etc.

Also a good read, very absorbing.

I hope all the gossip type hype will disappear and the book can discussed in terms of what it is about.
I totally get why it could not have been published in 1956-1960.

Anyone else reading it?

Bill the Cat? and Harrison? No, really......look:

Jeb has apparently announced his foreign policy ideas.

As Jaunita Jean, the smart capable successor to our dear departed Molly Ivins, puts it:

"Jeb Bush says we need a foreign policy with fewer big words.
Bush continued, “Big syllable words and lots of fancy conferences and meetings and – We’re not leading. That creates chaos.
It creates a more dangerous world.

“This guy — this president and Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry – when someone disagrees with their nuanced approach where
it’s all kind of so sophisticated it makes no sense. You know what I’m saying?”

Yeah, right, nuanced makes no sense. This world is black and white and all those other colors make no sense.
The smart one.

Got a house with A/C ? Gonna get a LOT more expensive.

Had to call our A/C guy when the cold air stopped yesterday.
He filled it with what ever the new "freon" stuff is.
Normal procedure around here, usually I have them come out in the fall and do a checkup.
Now, this is an experienced, smart young man, who just went into business for himself. I have known him for several years.
He told me that whatever it is they use for the new "freon" stuff,( I can't remember the name of it)
is going to be phased out in the next couple years, and nothing will replace it.Gov't has banned it.
He says when our A/C units run out of cooling, they will have to replace the units, and this is gonna be expensive.
He said he had stocked up on this stuff, to the tune of many $1,000, but when it is gone, there will be no more.

I wasn't sure about that, so mentioned it to a friend in Texas, who just told me yes, that is why she had to buy a new unit last year.

anybody hear anything about this?

1st chapter of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee published in the Guardian

Her description of "Maycomb and Maycomb County" are accurate, and she uses real names in listing the towns on the railroad line, except for Maycomb of course.

Pls.keep kicked for the day shift....


FBI says.....believe us when we tell you this..........

We warned about July 4th attacks, but gave no details or information beyond "credible information".

Now we are telling you we thwarted those attacks but we are not giving any details.

And we need phones and puters to be unencrypted so we can catch more terrorists.

That is all.


Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? Appellate court to take up matter

The Georgia Court of Appeals set to hear arguments over the state's refusal to let a Ku Klux Klan group participate in a highway cleanup program.

The north Georgia KKK group's application for the Adopt-A-Highway program was denied in 2012. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation sued on the group's behalf, saying its right to free speech was violated. In November, a judge ruled in the organization's favor, saying it could adopt a stretch of highway and that the state gave the KKK scrutiny not applied to other groups.

The state has appealed and wants the ruling reversed.
In denying the application, the state said promoting an organization with a history of inciting unrest could negatively affect quality of life and economic development in Georgia.
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