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Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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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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GM to SUV owners: Don't drive these ,they can catch fire in the motor.

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire.

The company is recalling nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model to fix the problem.

Only 6,400 were sold and the rest are being held at dealerships until they are repaired. Most are in North America.

GM says if weather stops owners from taking their SUVs to dealers, it will pick up the vehicles for service. It also will arrange rental cars if parts aren’t available.
Dealers will replace faulty wiper motor covers that allow some electrical terminals to come in contact with each other.


You can check your SUV on this site:

Where are these made, anyhow?
How come there are so many recalls of GM cars?

I am so happy about Jerry Brown's decision on Right to Die legislation.

Jerry Brown’s Humble, Humane Decision
All lawmakers should follow his example, especially when thinking about life and death.

This week, California Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, signed the End of Life Option Act. The new law will permit Californians to obtain prescriptions for lethal doses of painkillers if they are suffering from a terminal illness. Brown was clearly deeply conflicted as he signed off on the controversial legislation, which will make California the fifth state to pass a physician-assisted suicide law after Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont. This is of huge consequence to backers of the right-to-die movement because once California's law goes into effect in early 2016, 1 in 10 Americans will live in a state that would permit terminally ill patients to end their lives. Twenty other state legislatures have been considering this type of legislation.


The link outlines the many personal steps Brown went thru before signing the law.

I want that option for myself if needed, even if it means moving to West Coast ( most likely back to Washington)

This is the best present I could think for all DU peeps.

The next time the morons of the universe, particularly the Repubs ( I am looking at you, McCain, et all) drive you nutz,

go here:

works great for that around the bend insane crazy OP we run into occasionally.

Try it....then tell us how you feel.

Graham opposed Sandy aid but wants help in South Carolina Eric Bradner

Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it battles raging floods, but he voted to oppose similar help for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.

When asked why South Carolina deserved the disaster relief money but New Jersey did not, Lindsey did the charming trick of riding a bicycle backwards.

“I’m all for helping the people in New Jersey. I don’t really remember me voting that way,” Graham said.

Pressed further, he said: “Anyway, I don’t really recall that, but I’d be glad to look and tell you why I did vote no, if I did.”


So who is watching Madam Secretary???

amazingly up to date, they opened with TPP.

Nancy Drew books....updated ( warning...language)

CO2 not really responsible for climate change, says mathematician.

A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month.
He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly.

He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much lower than was thought.
“Yes, CO2 has an effect, but it’s about a fifth or tenth of what the IPCC says it is. CO2 is not driving the climate; it caused less than 20 per cent of the global warming in the last few decades”.

So, what is behind climate change?

Dr Evans has a theory: solar activity. What he calls “albedo modulation”, the waxing and waning of reflected radiation from the Sun, is the likely cause of global warming.

He predicts global temperatures, which have plateaued, will begin to cool significantly, beginning between 2017 and 2021.
The cooling will be about 0.3C in the 2020s. Some scientists have even forecast a mini ice age in the 2030s.


Suffrajitsu': How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts

I thought I was pretty aware of Suffragette history, but this article has lots of unknown info.
And marvelous pictures.
To think, men of Britain would beat women up in public out of fear of her power......wow.

The struggle in the years before the war became increasingly bitter. Women were arrested and, when they went on hunger strike, were force-fed using rubber tubes. While out on marches, many complained of being manhandled and knocked to the ground. Things took a darker turn after "Black Friday" on 18 November 1910.
A group of around 300 suffragettes met a wall of policemen outside Parliament. Heavily outnumbered, the women were assaulted by both police and male vigilantes in the crowd. Many sustained serious injuries and two women died as a result. More than 100 suffragettes were arrested.

Some started putting cardboard over their ribs for protection. But Garrud was already teaching the WSPU to fight back. Her chosen method was the ancient Japanese martial art of jiu-jitsu. It emphasised using the attacker's force against them, channelling their momentum and targeting their pressure points.


Roseburg shooter turned away by firearms instructor who thought he was too "weird"

He sought to register for training in 2012 or 2013 at Seven 4 Para, a private self-defense and law enforcement training academy in Torrance, California, but Eloy Way, president and head instructor for the center, said he sent Harper-Mercer away.

"We wanted him to take a beginner safety course and he was trying to tell me that he already had experience with firearms and I didn't get a good feeling about him, so I turned him down," Way said.

"He was just kind of a weird guy and seemed kind of spoiled, immature," Way said. "He was a little bit too anxious to get high-level training and there was no reason for it."


found in bottom half of this news story.
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