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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, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 46,022

About Me

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

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Yes!!!!!...........Protesters Take Over Federal Auction of Oil and Gas Leases in the Gulf of Mexico

Protesters opposing new oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted a federal auction of new offshore leases Wednesday, swarming the New Orleans landmark where the bids were being taken.

The demonstrators rallied outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was auctioning off 45 million acres of Gulf sea floor for new exploration. About half of the crowd, which organizers estimated at more than 200, went inside, chanting "Keep it in the ground," "Don't auction our climate," and "This Gulf is not for profit," said Anne Rolfes, founding director of the environmental group Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Snip:
Valerie Love, a clean energy campaigner for the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, said many residents are tired of the Gulf being treated as a "sacrifice zone," an area written off for the sake of profits.

"The Gulf has never seen this kind of massive protest brought to the heart of the auction rooms, where the waters are being sold off to oil and gas companies," Love said. "It's a huge stride forward." She said her organization has attended every federal lease sale so far this year, "And we're going to be at every single one going forward."
https://news.vice.com/article/protesters-take-over-federal-auction-of-oil-and-gas-leases-in-the-gulf-of-mexico?utm_source=vicenewsfb


The Deepwater fiasco is continuing to damage the Gulf Coast, folks have finally got fed up.

Wow.......Rockefeller family charity to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel companies

the fund singled out ExxonMobil, calling the world’s largest oil company ‘morally reprehensible’

The Rockefeller Family Fund, a charity set up in 1967 by descendants of John D Rockefeller, said on Wednesday that it would divest from all fossil fuel holdings “as quickly as possible”.

“There is no sane rationale for companies to continue to explore for new sources of hydrocarbons,” the RFF, which has relatively small total holdings of $130m (Ł92m), said in a statement. “We must keep most of the already discovered reserves in the ground if there is any hope for human and natural ecosystems to survive and thrive in the decades ahead.

“We would be remiss if we failed to focus on what we believe to be the morally reprehensible conduct on the part of ExxonMobil.
Evidence appears to suggest that the company worked since the 1980s to confuse the public about climate change’s march, while simultaneously spending millions to fortify its own infrastructure against climate change’s destructive consequences and track new exploration opportunities as the Arctic’s ice receded.”
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/23/rockefeller-fund-divestment-fossil-fuel-companies-oil-coal-climate-change?CMP=twt_gu

and this:
Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/08/exxon-climate-change-1981-climate-denier-funding

Just like the tobacco industry knew nicotine caused cancer, but hid the fact PLUS then added MORE nicotine to cigs to make them more addictive.

Ala Governor is hiking the Appalachian trail, seems like

Gov. Robert Bentley admits to "inappropriate statements" over a "period of time" between him and his aide, Rebecca Mason.
https://twitter.com/JamieWIAT/status/712743236343894018


Original story here:
The 4 most eyebrow-raising parts of the crazy affair allegation against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027708107

“Families Were Blown Up” — Scenes From a Saudi-Led Bombing in Yemen



Around midday on March 15, fighter jets from a Saudi-led coalition bombed a market in Mastaba, in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah. The latest count indicates that about 120 people were killed, including more than 20 children, and 80 were wounded in the strikes — perhaps the deadliest attack yet in a war that has killed more than 6,000 civilians. Local residents and health officials say the carnage was so great in Mastaba that most of the bodies could hardly be identified, and several were beyond recognition.

The Saudi coalition consists of nine Arab states that have joined forces against Houthi rebels who have taken over large parts of Yemen.
While U.S. fighter jets are not involved in the bombing campaign, the U.S. is providing intelligence and other forms of assistance, including weapons sales and aerial refueling of the Arab jets. After the latest attack, a top United Nations official, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, said the coalition might be committing war crimes. While the horrific terrorist attacks against civilians in Europe receive extensive media coverage, the U.S.-supported bombings of civilians in Yemen get scant attention.

At the roadside marketplace in Mastaba, journalist Mohammed Ali Kalfood interviewed a number of survivors this weekend. The following is the account of Khaled Hassan Mohammadi, 21, who sold sacks of flour at the market and survived the attack. Mohammadi’s account has been translated and condensed.
https://theintercept.com/2016/03/22/families-were-blown-up-scenes-from-a-saudi-led-bombing-in-yemen/


Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya have all faced attempts to eradicate civilian populations by US led or assisted state actors who use anti-terrorism as the excuse.
"May be war crimes"?????????????

Seattle High Schoolers made this t-shirt to support women's reproductive rights.

Story, here:
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/03/18/23753435/these-capitol-hill-high-schoolers-made-a-badass-shirt-supporting-womens-reproductive-rights

Where to get them if you are interested:
http://uterusshirts.wix.com/uterish



Notice the cool flower...

Better Call Saul renewed for season 3



AMC announced on Tuesday that it has renewed Breaking Bad prequel/spin-off Better Call Saul. The network has ordered a 10-episode third season of the drama starring Bob Odenkirk as troubled lawyer Jimmy McGill, who eventually will transform into Bad’s shady Saul Goodman. Series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will remain as showrunners for season 3.

“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable,” said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement. “They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own. Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was Breaking Bad or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”

Better Call Saul earned seven Emmy nominations in 2015, including one for Outstanding Drama Series. Through the first four episodes of season 2, the show is averaging 4.4 million viewers, according to the network.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/15/better-call-saul-renewed-season-3
(Entire article is above)

FBI backs down on Apple phone case

Breaking: 2 minutes ago

From the federal government's filing, per Politico, on the request to delay a hearing in the Apple encryption case: "On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking (terrorist Syed) Farook’s iPhone. Testing is required to determine whether it is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook’s iPhone. If the method is viable, it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc." -
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fbi-apple-encryption-dispute/

If they can open with the above solution, they will back off Apple.

Dog owners......Avoid disasters like this!

When you buy a dog kit, PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ASSEMBLING

Everything you need to know about delegate math in the presidential primary ( this is so helpful)

These and more questions are answered in clear language...making primary season much more enjoyable.


how do primary and caucus outcomes translate into delegates?

How does delegate math work?

How do parties count delegates?

Counting delegates means answering two questions:
How many delegates does each state get, and how are those delegates assigned to candidates?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/02/16/everything-you-need-to-know-about-delegate-math-in-the-presidential-primary/


Two Human Smugglers Are Going to Prison Over Drowned Syrian Toddler Alan Kurdi

A Turkish court has sentenced two men to four years in prison on Friday for human smuggling, following the deaths of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, and four other migrants, who drowned last September during a perilous journey by rubber dinghy from Bodrum to the Greek Islands.

The two smugglers, both Syrian nationals, were found guilty of human smuggling, but acquitted of their original charge of causing the deaths through deliberate negligence. The pair had their sentences lowered due to good behavior. Both pleaded not guilty to the charges and reportedly intend to appeal their convictions.

Kurdi's brother and mother also drowned that day, but his father, Abdullah survived. Abdullah has said he and his family tried to cross the Mediterranean after his brother Mohammed's refugee application to Canada was rejected. They had been trying to join their sister Tima, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was trying to bring her whole family over to live with her.
https://news.vice.com/article/two-human-smugglers-are-going-to-prison-over-drowned-syrian-toddler-alan-kurdi
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