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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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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.

Something to remember and pass on:

Love this:

In 1983, 90% of media was owned by 50 companies. Now it is owned by 6 companies.

whose shareholders vastly overlap.
something to think about when you turn on your tv.

Oakland community shocked after artist shot dead while painting peace mural

I am using the RT link because it has so many good pics of the murals and the people, which needs to be seen.

A young artist has been shot dead in a rough part of Oakland. He was working on a community project painting a motivational mural to inspire young people to dream big.

Fellow artists have described the shooting as random, saying Antonio Ramos, 27, had had an argument with a passerby who wasn’t part of the group working on the Mural Project. The argument quickly escalated, and the offender used his gun on Ramos and ran away.

“How do you do something positive and still get shot for it?” a childhood friend of Ramos told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Many took to Twitter to express their sorrow and a profound feeling of injustice.

Ramos died of multiple gunshot wounds and now the team he worked with is gathering funds to hold a funeral for him.


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