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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: 47,030

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!!!

Journal Archives

As election time draws near, a reminder...(pic)

Adblock Plus is launching a new service that... uh, puts more ads on your screen.

The marketplace is a extension of the Acceptable Ads program that Adblock Plus has been running since 2011.
Since then, the ad blocker has defaulted to “whitelisting” approved ads, so that they show up even when users have the blocker turned on.

The ad marketplace is launching in beta today and is supposed to launch in full later this year.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/13/12890050/adblock-plus-now-sells-ads



Which is why I do not use Adblock any longer....the name is so misleading.

Trump is in trouble now, he has pissed off THIS group:

pic of Trump as a future Pres: Warning: may be stomach turning



OMG...did you catch this pic of Christy at the 9-11 thing this am?

check it out...look at the body language...look at how Guiliani is getting the Don's attention while poor Frodo is so sadly looking our way.

Best description of Trump I have seen so far:

"Trump is ramshackle makeshift train wreck carrying a cast of pig-shit covered lunatics down the tracks into a wasteland."

Do not know who the author is, tho.

Living in the South always keeps me laffing....here is the latest

photo of back window of a pickup

Trump Robo-calls blanking the South now..I have gotten 3 in less than 24 hours.

He is appearing in Pensacola, it seems, and a woman who says she is his daughter is blathering about it in a very cheerleader voice.

any retired pilots out there?

Just found this story of communication between airline pilots and the maintenance crew..
P-Pilot, S-Service guy.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're for.

P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.

And the best one for last.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.

Breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy with new test

Tens of thousands of breast cancer patients could be saved from undergoing gruelling chemotherapy with a new test which shows whether drugs will be effective.

Many women with early stage breast cancer get no benefit from chemotherapy after having surgery and radiotherapy but some still receive treatment to be on the safe side.

Now a new test which screens for 70 genetic variants which increase the risk of cancer returning, has found to be effective at predicting which patients can be spared treatment.

Results showed that around 46 per cent of women with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer were classified as low risk by the test, called MammaPrint, and did not need medication.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/24/breast-cancer-patients-could-be-spared-chemotherapy-with-new-tes/

NOTE: Here in USA there are several genetic tests which can predict the same thing with about 80% certainty.
Here is a link to the ones used in US:

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/oncotype_dx


(I have printed out the info and will be talking to the oncologist tomorrow.)
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