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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, 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
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About Me

Retired from a career in Social Work//Mental Health, now I concentrate on being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of ex-Vice President, wins Wyoming Republican primary for US House

Wyoming DU-ers.......is there a strong Dem opponent facing her????

Overwhelmed by student loan debt? Here is a program which might make a loan go away.

Found the page on the web, have been reading it.
Appears to be sincere.
Might be worth your time to at least look it over...

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program .

The site describes "qualifying" and to me it sounds like the programs that were around when I was in Grad school.....
you find a job in specific areas, they erase your debt.


ALERT: Alabama’s ‘Amazon Tax’ set to go into effect....*^&%$#!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Beginning November 1, Alabamians will be paying 8 percent extra anytime they make a purchase on Amazon, thanks to the state’s new online sales tax. The tax was signed into law in October of 2015, and forces online companies to collect, report and distribute the money back to Montgomery.

Melissa Warnke, a spokesperson for the Alabama Retail Association, told WSFA that “Amazon, for a long time, has been for paying online sales tax. They have been on the same side of all of the brick-and-mortar businesses that have been fighting for e-fairness.”

Alabama consumers will now be paying more at 52 different online retailers that all have to collect the state’s 8 percent.

Living in a rural part of Alabama, I use amazon a lot.

I wonder if this effects the independent book sellers who sell via Amazon?

Might be can get those cheap book prices by just going to the seller's stores.

Hungry? Has anyone tried the new Trump Sandwich?

Whole Foods is advertising THIS...hurry, and save!

Siberian Child Dies After Climate Change Thaws an Anthrax-Infected Reindeer

A 12-year-old boy in the far north of Russia has died in an outbreak of anthrax that experts believe was triggered when unusually warm weather caused the release of the bacteria.

The boy was one of 72 nomadic herders, including 41 children, hospitalized in the town of Salekhard in the Arctic Circle, after reindeer began dying en masse from anthrax.

Five adults and two other children have been diagnosed with the disease, which is known as “Siberian plague” in Russian and was last seen in the region in 1941. More than 2,300 reindeer have died, and at least 63 people have been evacuated from a quarantine area around the site of the outbreak. “We literally fought for the life of each person, but the infection showed its cunning,” the Yamal governor, Dmitry Kobylkin, told the Russia-based Interfax news agency. “It returned after 75 years and took the life of a child.”

For the past month, the region has been experiencing abnormally high temperatures that have reached 95° Fahrenheit.
Anthrax spores can survive in frozen human and animal remains for hundreds of years, waiting to be released by a thaw, according to Alexei Kokorin, head of WWF Russia’s climate and energy programme. “Such anomalous heat is rare for Yamal, and that’s probably a manifestation of climate change,” he said.


The thawing is also exposing cemetary remains, cause the deceased were buring in permafrost, not the steel hard ice below that.

Adblock Plus, accepts payment from more than 70 companies in exchange for letting their ads through

Found that sentence tucked away in the middle of a story today that

Facebook Will Force Advertising on Ad-Blocking Users
The social network will use technology to disguise ads on its desktop service from ad-blocking software


GW Bush has been given a lifetime achievement award for his continued "services to gobbledygook"

The Foot in Mouth Award is presented each year by the Plain English Campaign for "a baffling comment by a public figure.

The award has been presented 20 times.

Rumsfeld earned it in 2003 for his overuse of the word "know" during a press briefing given as United States Secretary of Defense:
"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know."

Bush earned it in 2008 as a lifetime achievement.

Romney got in 2012 for "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."

And in 2015 the award went to ...........Donald Trump

"The Plain English Campaign said that Trump was "unrivaled".
In particular the campaign cited his remarks on Mexican immigrants: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.
And some, I assume, are good people." It also cited his remarks on John McCain: "He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.


Dogs Left In Running Car Shift It Into Drive, Plow Into A Walmart

A dog owner in West Virginia did what she probably thought was the responsible thing while out with her pets, leaving them in the car with the engine running while she was inside Walmart. However,
in one of the best arguments against automatic transmissions that we’ve ever seen,

the dogs shifted the car and drove it very slowly into the outside of the store.

The vehicle was first spotted by an employee out in front of the store on a break, according to local news station WSAZ. She thought that someone was “messing with her” when she saw the sedan inching toward her. She saw that there was no driver behind the wheel: only two dogs. She got out of the way, letting the car crash into the building.

Since the small dogs couldn’t reach the gas pedal, the crash was at an extremely low speed, and there was very little damage to the car or to the store.

Damn...they found us out

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