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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: 46,308

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

These foods have been recalled in the past 7 days:

1.The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC number 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC number 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016

More walnuts recalled because of potential Listeria
The Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix, 7 oz., was sold under the brand names Fresh Attractions, 1897, Ciao, Farmers Market, Grounded In, La Tapenade, Marche, MKT, Pronto, PZA, The Local, and Urban Market in stores in the following markets: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

The trail mix has a UPC code of 2050000142000 and a use by date from 4/5/16 to 9/17/16.

Ted Cruz Just Released the First Presidential Campaign Ad of 2020

That's the only possible explanation for the smarmy, self-congratulatory five-minute video his dead (or undead) campaign released this weekend, featuring a Cruz staffer musing to an unseen audience about the nature of loss, regret, and the nobility of failing to stop a candidate whose angry nativism and fearmongering was only a shade darker than Cruz's. "Ted Cruz didn't lose, our campaign for president lost," the staffer intones, which I guess is technically true—but still, Cruz definitely didn't win.

Then Cruz himself appears and calls his losing campaign's staff "the finest team in politics I've ever seen, and I suspect has ever come together" and tells them, "Everyone here has poured your hearts into this journey... We left everything on the field." This is accompanied by footage of white people, presumably Cruz supporters, smiling, talking, or just sort of standing around—a montage that manages to be actually pretty dang uplifting and cathartic thanks to some Explosions in the Sky–sounding music that could turn eating pancakes into an emotional climax. The final shot is Cruz's campaign bus driving through a white-light-drenched landscape, followed by the words "TO BE CONTINUED..."

where's the damn puke emoticon when ya need it??????????

Beginner’s Guide to Medical Marijuana

Really good website....


69% of store-bought extra virgin olive oils are FAKE! Here's how to know if it's the real thing:

This is a VERY brief excerpt from a good long read about the olive oil scams.
I encourage folks to read the whole articles at the links.

Do you know that your extra virgin olive oil is probably fake, thanks to the Mob?
Did you know that the Mafia is making a small fortune selling fake olive oil or that olive oil is a $1.5 billion dollar industry in the United States alone?
In fact, olive oil is currently Europe’s most adulterated agricultural product!
According to Tom Mueller, an investigative journalist who wrote an eye –opening expose on fake olive oil entitled : Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, 70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated — cut with cheaper oils.


How to Tell if Your Olive Oil is the Real Deal

The following brands which were labeled extra-virgin failed to meet extra-virgin olive oil standards:
• Bertolli
• Carapelli
• Filippo Berio
• Mazzola
• Mezzetta
• Newman’s Own
• Pompeian
• Rachel Ray
• Safeway
• Star
• Whole Foods

These brands did meet extra-virgin olive oil standards:
• Corto Olive
• California Olive Ranch
• Kirkland Organic
• Lucero (Ascolano)
• McEvoy Ranch Organic




How Well Can You Identify Dog Breeds?

9 question quiz, kinda tuff.....


I surprised myself and got them all.

Think about adding white pepper to your home first aid kit.

We have white pepper around because of some Chinese cooking recipes.
and I had heard it "cauterizes wounds, with no stinging or pain."

Had a chance to find out this am with a knife cut in the kitchen, so rubbed some white pepper into the area, and damned if it did not stop bleeding instantly.
Which is remarkable, cause I take aspirin dally and tend to bleed for a bit even thru a pressed on gauze.

Actually, the article had used the term "powder" ...white pepper powder....but our jar is of very fine pepper, and it worked.

Here's a gif for y'all.

Need suggestions for a good, fairly private email service

My ISP sucks, and frequently returns any multiple addressed mails, more and more often lately.

I use gmail for stuff that does not matter, but do not want to put friends and family email addresses into the Google maw....same with Yahoo and similar.
Willing to pay for one, at this point, if it is truly private.

Any good solutions?????

Some thoughts on getting older.............

This is one old time cold remedy I want!!!!

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