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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
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
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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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awww.....I an so happy there is room for these sweet guys.

ROLF! at Carson

US Gov't gives 5 ..make that 6- different excuses for bombing Doctors W/O Borders hospital...

1.Representative Duncan Hunter has apparently been informed by a few special forces operatives that the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, which is in charge of overseeing airstrikes, did not know the compound contained a hospital.

2. The U.S. Army’s $5 billion intelligence network was down and affected the ability of forces to avoid bombing civilians.

The trouble with this new “fog of war” explanation for bombing the Doctors Without Borders hospital is it marks another shift in the U.S. account of what happened.

The story of what happened shifted four times in four days after the airstrikes

3.The U.S. military was unsure if the hospital had been bombed but claimed U.S. forces had been under fire.

4.Then, the U.S. military claimed strikes were in the “vicinity” of the hospital and the bombing was an accident.

5.Then, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan claimed Afghans had called for the strike and U.S. forces had never been under any threat.

6.Then, while addressing a Senate committee, he stated U.S. forces had called for the airstrike after receiving a request from the Afghans.


That bright light you saw in the West was not a fireball.

Update: Bright light seen in skies from Arizona to Southern California confirmed by John Wayne Airport tower as Naval test fire - @10NewsPhillips, @OCSD

What I want to know is, was the track of the fire?
Is the Navy firing things into the US from the Pacific???

Here is a page with several twitter photos and a video of it:

Colorado Voters Toss Restrictive Laws, Vote In Favor Of Allowing Municipal Broadband

Voters in municipalities across Colorado this week overwhelmingly chose chose to the state’s 2005 law blocking the expansion of municipal broadband, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance reports. 44 different towns, cities, and counties had measures on their ballots regarding local authority of telecommunications services, and all of them passed by large margins, gaining between 70% and 93% of votes.

Local officials told media that for their communities, the votes are critically important. Their networks are mainly in rural or spread-out areas that profit-driven ISPs have no real motivation to spend money on connecting, maintaining, upgrading, or improving.

The votes don’t mean that all 44 Colorado communities are about to run out and start their own gigabit fiber projects immediately or anything. They do, however, give those communities the legal ability to do so in the future, should they so choose.


This is a great idea esp. in small areas.

Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

Carson's campaign on Friday admitted that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated.

The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to the military academy.

West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.

“In 1969, those who would have completed the entire process would have received their acceptance letters from the Army Adjutant General,” said Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokeswoman for the academy. She said West Point has no records that indicate Carson even began the application process. “If he chose to pursue (the application process) then we would have records indicating such,” she said.

When presented with this evidence, Carson’s campaign conceded the story was false.


White House posts entirety of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, here:


President Obama gave Congress notice he will sign the thing, after a 90 day review period.

I suggest downloading to a safe file for when the inevitable arguments and possible Gov. denials of content appear.

Jon Stewart returns to television!

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2015 — Jon Stewart and HBO have concluded an exclusive four-year production pact, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The partnership marks the next phase of Stewart’s groundbreaking career, beginning with short-form digital content, which will be showcased on HBO NOW, HBO GO and other platforms, and includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures.

In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.


Most excellent program about ISIS/ISIL, where it sprung from, etc

2 part Al Jazeera documentary, a most intelligent discussion, and footage....
Points to not only what US did to create the circumstances for it ( which we knew) but also Assad's role.

Part One

Part Two

Walgreens to buy Rite Aid for $9.41 billion creating drugstore giant

$9.41 billion in cash

Think about that for a minute. All these enormous cash buyouts that are going on....money saved by paying ultra low wages with no benefits,
and cheap crap from overseas.

NEW YORK (AP) — Walgreens is buying rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world.

The deal combines the largest and third-largest U.S. drugstore chains, based on store counts. And it makes one of the world's largest pharmaceutical buyers even bigger at a time when other key health care players like insurers and drugmakers also are expanding through multi-billion dollar deals.

Walgreens said it will pay $9 for each share of Rite Aid Corp. That's a 48 percent premium to Rite Aid's closing price of $6.08 Monday. Shares of both companies jumped Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal first reported the deal.

The companies said the deal is worth $17.2 billion, when debt is included.

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