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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: 38,776

About Me

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

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House Republicans are fast tracking Keystone Pipeline bill.

House Rules Committee meeting today at 5:15 pm ET to move a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline to the floor for a vote tomorrow.
Breaking News site.


NOW they can do some of that legislating stuff they have not bothered to do all this term.
NOW....for the pipeline.
Edited to add:
Senate set to vote on Keystone pipeline on Nov. 18;
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., amends Unanimous Consent request to fast-track bill if they get identical bill from the House


Breaking News site.

Canada pipeline lawyer argues in court protester's facial expressions constitute assault.

Anti-pipeline protesters post snarling selfies online after lawyer says facial expressions constitute assault

Kinder Morgan( HUGE oil company) lawyer Bill Kaplan told the court that activists who have blocked a subsidiary pipeline builder in a Metro Vancouver conservation area obstructed workers in part by making faces.
Millions in damages are being sought.

snip:
Mr. Kaplan had argued the defendants conspired against Kinder Morgan, employing social media and telephone networks to harm the oil company and pipeline builder Trans Mountain as they seek to nearly triple capacity by expanding a route under Burnaby Mountain.

He entered into evidence photographs of protesters wearing facial expressions he said demonstrate anger and violence.

“One of the things I will argue is that is not only intimidation, but that is actually an assault,” he said on Wednesday

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/09/anti-pipeline-protesters-post-snarling-selfies-online-after-lawyer-says-facial-expressions-constitute-assault/#__federated=1

People have a Twitter page making faces now, plus linking to a "devastating " study showing the oil company finances. Worth a visit.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/KMface?src=hash

More good news! Karma train hits mortgage companies that ripped off homeowners.

Remember that banks used to service your mortgage, until new rules hit a coupe of years ago.
Then the banks sold mortgage payment rights to non-bank servicers, who did not have to follow the new rules.
So THEY promptly found ways to screw homeowners, resulting in massive civil and in some cases, criminal lawsuits.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. plunged a record 22 percent yesterday, increasing its losses this year to 25 percent.

Walter Investment Management Corp. tumbled 21 percent, leaving it down 51 percent in 2014
.(because of investigations into their subsidiary Green Tree which collects my mortgage payments)

Ocwen Financial Corp., the largest nonbank servicer, has fallen 61 percent this year.

The firms, which collectively manage about $1 trillion of home loans, gained Wall Street’s favor after the housing crash by focusing on servicing soured mortgages. Now, their challenge of moving past that receding business is becoming clear as regulators investigate whether the three companies mistreated customers. Ocwen may face settlement costs in New York over its handling of loan modifications, and Walter Investment has put aside money amid investigations in states including California.

“The nonbank servicers have become the next villains in the post-financial-crisis fixation on finding someone to blame,” said Jaret Seiberg, an analyst at Guggenheim Securities in Washington. “All these investigations are creating a much more expensive environment and making it harder for them to make money.”
http://www.moneynews.com/Personal-Finance/Nationstar-mortgage-servicer-probe/2014/11/07/id/605979/


And Bank of America posted a loss because of all its fines and settlement fees.

Wish we had an icon for crocodile tears.



Good news!!!!! ............Postal Service adds Sunday delivery for holidays

WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service will deliver packages on Sundays in major cities and high volume areas during the holiday season.

Seven-day delivery will run from Nov. 17 through Christmas Day in response to anticipated growing demands.

For expected delivery by Christmas, the agency recommends these mailing and shipping deadlines:

— Dec. 2 - International first-class or priority mail

— Dec. 10 - International express priority mail

— Dec. 15 - Standard post

— Dec. 17 - Guaranteed global express

— Dec. 20 - Domestic first-class or priority mail

— Dec. 23 - Domestic express priority mail

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/11/06/5296081/postal-service-adds-sunday-delivery.html#emlnl=Top_Stories%3A_Business_Review

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

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



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