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dixiegrrrrl

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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: 39,545

About Me

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

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Your credit score determines pricing for broadband/phone packages.

I did not know this, until I called Mediacom to get pricing info. which I was then going to use to lower bill of my current ISP/phone provider.

The Media com sales guy said I had to give my personal info. so he could run a credit check
AND
give them a copy of my last bill from my current provider
before he would give me any pricing info.

I thought it was just them being nutz until I read this today:

T-Mobile says overall credit scores will no longer limit customer access to best pricing deals.


Apparently your credit score, even if you pay your bills on time, decides what packing deals you can get.

Anyone else run into this?????

For those who missed it, here is transcript of Joni Enest's speech last night.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2015/01/20/excerpts-from-joni-ernsts-big-speech-tonight/22073457/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

What are "stress evacuations"?????

NBC news says:
US officials say American presence in Yemen remains essential to intelligence gathering and counter-terrorism operations against al-Qaida,
but stress evacuations would be ordered if a serious threat is seen.



And of course we have noticed that we are in Yemen now, altho the "American presence" is not defined or numbered.

That photo of country leaders at Paris march last week? Here is what it really was:

story here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-march-tv-wide-shots-reveal-a-different-perspective-on-world-leaders-at-largest-demonstration-in-frances-history-9972895.html


Remember the pizza guy that got abused by the used car dealer? Guess how much $$$ was donated:

$31,705
and growing!!

In just 2 days!

http://www.gofundme.com/xx9js

I hope the used car place knows about this.
I hope the pizza guy stops buy to tell them!



RadioShack Preparing To File For Bankruptcy As Soon As Next Month

(This article is only 4 paragraphs in its entirety.)


RadioShack’s march toward doom is continuing steadily on, after announcing it would close a bunch of stores, then saying it wouldn’t close as many because even that was too expensive, and telling employees it would no longer match employees’ retirement contributions as of next year, the struggling electronics retailer is reportedly getting ready to file bankruptcy papers.

The filing could come as early as next month, reports the Wall Street Journal, as RadioShack is in talks with lenders who could help provide the cash to cover its operations during the bankruptcy protection proceedings.

The company is also reportedly in talks with a private-equity firm that could be interested in buying its assets out of bankruptcy, but that deal is far from being a sure thing. RadioShack might go the more typical road of reducing its debt and restructuring its operations in bankruptcy court.

Everything could change in the next few weeks, of course, but it seems inevitable that RadioShack has to do something — it’s been bleeding cash and posting losses for 11 straight quarters.
http://consumerist.com/2015/01/15/report-radioshack-preparing-to-file-for-bankruptcy-as-soon-as-next-month/

Why would anyone want an eyeball tattoo?

Yes...EYEBALL....to permanently change the entire eyeball a color.

You gotta see these pics to believe it.
and
do NOT read about how it is done unless you are not squeamish..

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30750361?ocid=socialflow_twitter

FCC may allow advertisers to robocall your cellphone.

But now the Federal Communications Commission is considering relaxing a key rule and allowing businesses to call or text your cellphones without authorization if they say they called a wrong number. The banking industry and collections industry are pushing for the change.


A broad coalition of 80 consumer groups, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Consumer Law Center, this week appealed to the FCC to ask the agency to leave the protections intact.
The groups left the FCC with this message:

On behalf of consumers throughout the United States, please --
• Do not reduce the consumer protections of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
• Ensure that industry callers using autodialers to make calls or send texts to cell phones are fully liable when they call wrong numbers and reach consumers who have not provided consent for those calls.
• Maintain the current system of liability for wrong number calls to create incentives for these industry callers to create reliable technologies to enable them to avoid wrong number calls.


http://www.dailyfinance.com/on/fcc-relax-robocall-rule/

Saudi Arabia completes 600-mile wall at Iraq border

A report by the Telegraph has revealed, that the Kingdom finished the construction of a 600-mile east-west wall, from the western border town of Tureif, located on the Saudi-Jordanian border, to Hafar al-Batin town in the northeastern region.

The fence-and-ditch wall includes 40 watchtowers, five layers of fence, sand embankments, radar system and camera installations, and the cost of the construction project has not yet been revealed, according to the report.
http://www.iraqinews.com/arab-world-news/saudi-arabia-completes-600-mile-wall-iraq-border/
( entire article, above..it was a short peice)

Seems just the other month I was reading they were going to build wall..it sure went up fast.

Have also read that an important pipeline is just inside the wall, that protecting it was a key reason for building wall.

Did Gitmo "Suicides" Cover Up Murder? U.S. Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison’s Secret CIA Site

Full transcript from Demoncracy Now.


In a month marking its 13th anniversary, we look at one of the great mysteries of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay: what happened the night of June 9, 2006, when three prisoners died. The Pentagon said the three — Yasser Talal al-Zahrani, Salah Ahmed al-Salami and Mani Shaman al-Utaybi — all committed suicide. But were they actually actually tortured to death at a secret CIA black site at the base? In a broadcast exclusive, we are joined by Joseph Hickman, a Guantánamo staff sergeant and author of the new book, "Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantánamo Bay."

Harper’s Magazine contributing editor Scott Horton first raised questions about what happened on that night in a 2010 piece he wrote called, The Guantánamo 'Suicides.' For the piece, Horton won a National Magazine Award for Reporting. He appeared on Democracy Now! at the time, questioning the findings of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, or NCIS, which investigated the deaths.

SCOTT HORTON: We were able to see how they had concluded the suicides occurred. And they state that these three prisoners bound their feet, bound their hands with cloth, stuffed cloth down their throats, in some some cases at least, put masks over their faces to hold the cloth in place, fashioned manikins of themselves to put in their beds to deceive the guards, put up cloth to obstruct the view of cameras, fashioned a noose, which they attached at the top of an eight foot wire wall, stepped up, as their hands and feet are bound and their gagging on cloth, stepped up on top of a washbasin, put their head through the news, tightened it, and jumped off. And moreover, that these three prisoners in nonadjacent cells did all of these things absolutely simultaneously in a clockwork-like fashion. So the story is just simply incredible. Simply, not believable, I should stress.
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/15/did_gitmo_suicides_cover_up_murder
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