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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: 38,188

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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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LOL!!!! Juanita Jean has the goods on yet another Republican with zipper problems

PLUS he picked a psychotic woman.

So he lost his job and the job doubled down with his replacement.

too too delicious!

http://www.juanitajean.com/

We Charge Genocide, a group formed in response to the nation wide police killings of minorities.

I hope you can take a minute to become aware of them, and of how many Fergusons there are across the country.

306 PEOPLE WERE SHOT BY CHICAGO POLICE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
89 were killed. Here, We Charge Genocide presents twelve of their stories.
They are the stories of children, beloved siblings, young fathers, a grandmother, and one survivor: a small snapshot of the people whose lives were ended and whose communities were tragically altered by Chicago police violence.

http://report.wechargegenocide.org/people.html



there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?

There were mass global protests in 400 cities Nov. 5th.

It was the 3rd Annual Million Mask March.

My questions is.....did anyone here see or hear about it on MSM??

Not interested in debating the pros or cons of the march itself, just want to know was there any MSM coverage.

(for the record, Ferguson did have its share of marchers)

anyone surprised? ....US may significantly hike number of troops in Iraq; announcement expected soon

Breaking News dot com headline

Waiting for the announcement.....tis Friday, isn't it?

edited to add: I just now saw that big_dog posted about this earlier:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014939067

My City Council wants all of our email addresses

The Police chief and the City Council here yesterday, in a Council meeting, decided they want us all to send them our names, addresses and email addresses so they can e-mail us a report of any crimes that have taken place in our neighborhoods.
It's for our benefit, they say. So we will know about any crime areas.

Now, anyone who lives in a lil southern town knows damn well that all crimes are known within 24 hours of happening because of the "scanner patrol"
which consists mainly of retired ladies who listen to police reports.*
The grapevine works exceedingly well here.
Plus anything from DUIs on up is reported in the newspaper. In fact, anything more than a DUI gets front page treatment, with repeated mention of all the police/Federal depts. who were involved, the culprits' pictures, and the address of the arrest.



*I was outside in my front garden one hot day when a car pulled up, containing 3 ladies all of whom had to be 80 or older.
They wanted to know where an address was, because they had just heard on their scanner that a man had fallen off a ladder at that address.

No, I am not making this up.

Did you know this about your newer model tv?

" From facial recognition to personal data collection, this thing is downright scary -- and so are the implications"
Michael Price

The author talks about the new TV he purchased......

I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media and Internet browsing. Oh, and TV too.

The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy.

The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when, how and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect “when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.” It records “the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.” It ignores “do-not-track” requests as a considered matter of policy.

It also has a built-in camera — with facial recognition. The purpose is to provide “gesture control” for the TV and enable you to log in to a personalized account using your face. On the upside, the images are saved on the TV instead of uploaded to a corporate server. On the downside, the Internet connection makes the whole TV vulnerable to hackers who have demonstrated the ability to take complete control of the machine.

More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a “voice recognition” feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.” Got that? Don’t say personal or sensitive stuff in front of the TV.
http://www.salon.com20141030im_terrified_of_my_new_tv_why_im_scared_to_turn_this_thing_on_and_youd_be_too/

Million Mask March on London's Parliament and in DC, right now.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/MillionMaskMarch?src=hash

Rallying cry: UNFUCK THE WORLD!!!

DC:
http://new.livestream.com/accounts/124908/events/3536523

London:
http://rt.com/uk/202583-million-mask-march-police/

Remember,remember, the 5th of November.

and for those not current in their history,:
How Guy Fawkes became the face of post-modern protest
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-3?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/guyfawkes



Deceased Candidate Leading Washington State House Race

SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate who died days before Tuesday’s election is leading his race.

Democrat state Rep. Roger Freeman died last Wednesday after battling cancer, but voters in the 30th district are voting for him. Early results show Freeman is taking 53 percent of the vote in the district that covers parts of southern King County and smaller areas of northern Pierce County.

Freeman had been diagnosed with colon cancer early last year but had been optimistic he would be able to serve a second term. Freeman was elected to his first term in the Legislature in 2012.
If Freeman is elected posthumously, the King County and Pierce County councils would jointly choose a Democrat from nominees picked by Democratic Party activists to serve for one year. Voters would then elect someone next year to serve the second half of the two-year term.

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/11/04/deceased-candidate-leading-wash-state-house-race
(this is entire article)

Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the multinational company knew for at least a year that its Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown had failed industry tests of impermeability to blood and microbes, but it continued to claim the product provided the highest level of protection against diseases including Ebola.

Many of the gowns tested had "catastrophic" failures, according to the lawsuit, which called Kimberly-Clark's actions "utterly reprehensible."

"We are aware of individuals that have contracted various diseases while wearing the gown, but we are not at liberty to disclose what those are at the present time," said Michael Avenatti, the lead attorney in the case.

Avenatti said the Texas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola once stocked the gowns but he didn't know whether those workers or an infected nursing assistant in Spain had worn them.
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024915541_apxsurgicalgownslawsuit.html

Cool Halloween Googles !

Go to Google...click on the small image top left corner of the search box.
It will open an animated Google.
Then, click on the animated Google
it will open to the Google Search page and the small image will be there again.
Click on it and it opens to a 2nd animated Google.
Do all the steps one more time, there is a 3rd animated Google Halloween.

Seems to be only 3...cute, tho.
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