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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: 41,920

About Me

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

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Whites now a minority in California, New Mexico and Hawaii.

As of July 1, 2014, the state had about 15 million Latinos to about 14.9 million non-Hispanic whites.

Demographers had expected the shift for decades as the state's Hispanic population boomed due to immigration and birth rates. Many thought it would happen sooner than it did, but a slight decline in population pushed it to last year.

California joins New Mexico as the second state with a Latino plurality. Hawaii, with its large Asian population, is the third state where whites aren't the largest ethnic group.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/latinos-outnumber-whites-california-population?utm_content=buffer516fe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Collective conservative heads pop in 3........2......

Memphis begins effort to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest monument and grave

the City of Memphis is considering removing from a public park not just a monument dedicated to Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, but also his grave.

Snip:
Forrest was known for his tactics and leadership as a cavalry leader, and for his horsemanship. He surrendered his forces May 9, 1865, in Gainesville, Ala., on the banks of the Tombigbee River. He had some association with the early Ku Klux Klan.

Many municipalities are considering removing Confederate monuments in the wake of the Charleston race-based attack.
Birmingham Al. is among them.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/07/memphis_begins_effort_to_remov.html#incart_river

Gun-shaped iPhone case an 'idiot invention,' police say

I have to agree.

A new iPhone case that looks like a handgun is being blasted by lawmen nationwide as stupid, dangerous and irresponsible. The grip cases range in price from $10 to $50, and come in white, pink and black.

Critics say there's a good possibility the cases will be mistaken as a real gun, and a misunderstanding could quickly turn deadly. To make matters worse, there's an app that produces a screen image that allows the user to align the sight
.http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/07/worst_idea_ever_cops_say_dont.html




Fox Is Planning to Make Movie About Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

LOS ANGELES — With an eye toward the mainstream success of gay-themed films like “Philadelphia,” 20th Century Fox has secured the rights to make a movie about the Supreme Court case that effectively legalized same-sex marriage.

Fox said Tuesday that it had bought the life rights of Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that last month resulted in recognition of the right to same-sex marriage in the United States. His lawyer, Al Gerhardstein, sold his life rights as well.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/business/media/fox-is-planning-to-make-movie-about-same-sex-marriage-ruling.html

It will be non-fiction for sure.

Yay!!! The medical monopoly of too high prices is under attack.

The Surgery Center of Oklahoma put this in stark relief when they showed up on the scene, offering no-insurance, flat-priced common operations where the price is known before the procedure is undertaken and typically winds up costing 80% less than a hospital charges for the same procedure -- with no surprises.

Now we have Theranos, which has taken advantage of a new Arizona law that allows any person to order their own tests without doctor involvement, reading or gate-keeping. In other words your tests are your tests, as are the records (and results) of same. And their prices?

Anyone can walk into these Wellness Centers at convenient hours and get accurate, rapid lab testing with transparent prices that are always at least 50-80% below Medicare reimbursement rates.
https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=230324

Did I miss the terrorist attack over the weekend of the 4th???

We had computer outage.
And have no tv/radio.
I know the experts said there was gonna be an attack.

Where was it and what happened???

Man mocks alligators, jumps in water. and guess what?

CNN)A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.
Orange County Police were called to Burkart's Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and an unidentified woman were swimming in a bayou and had been attacked by a large alligator.

Woodward ignored verbal warnings and a posted "No Swimming Alligators" sign and seemed to mock the deadly creatures before going in the water.
"He removed his shirt, removed his billfold ... someone shouted a warning and he said 'blank the alligators' and jumped in to the water and almost immediately yelled for help," Price said.


Oh, yeah...it was at night, and people tried to stop him.
"If the sun is down, stay out the water. That's when they're eating. That's when they're hunting," alligator expert Arlie Hammonds told the affiliate.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/04/us/texas-alligator-attack/index.html

to a Texas friend who sent this to me....

Too hot to sleep.....anyone else?

75 degrees right now, and just humid enough to make me feel slightly nauseated.
The only thing that works is being in front of a box fan AND kicking the house A/C down to 73.

My poor friends back in Oregon and Seattle....hell of a heat wave for them, and A/c is rare up there.



They put ads on tv DURING the show itself now??

Here's the thing...
I hate ads. I don't see them on my puter because I block them.
One of the glories of not having a tv is freedom from ads.

however, today I was watching a tv program that someone lent to me, and besides having little screen pop ups telling of other shows coming on, a popup appeared along the bottom of the screen advertised Samsung tablet..
while the program itself was running.

I had no idea they were running ads during the actual programs.
how long have they been doing that?
And why do people accept it?

Truly perplexed.

Another black church fire, right now. UPDATED: Arson NOT suspected as of this am.

Breaking News site:

Crews battling fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, SC, officials say; church was previously burnt down in 1995 -


How many is that now since the shooting?

UPDATE: as of 8 am Wed.
A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2e66bc3a7abb46c795592f38b2a64d39/officials-firefighters-battling-blaze-black-church-sc

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