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dixiegrrrrl

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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: 38,799

About Me

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

Journal Archives

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



Deceased Candidate Leading Washington State House Race

SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate who died days before Tuesday’s election is leading his race.

Democrat state Rep. Roger Freeman died last Wednesday after battling cancer, but voters in the 30th district are voting for him. Early results show Freeman is taking 53 percent of the vote in the district that covers parts of southern King County and smaller areas of northern Pierce County.

Freeman had been diagnosed with colon cancer early last year but had been optimistic he would be able to serve a second term. Freeman was elected to his first term in the Legislature in 2012.
If Freeman is elected posthumously, the King County and Pierce County councils would jointly choose a Democrat from nominees picked by Democratic Party activists to serve for one year. Voters would then elect someone next year to serve the second half of the two-year term.

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/11/04/deceased-candidate-leading-wash-state-house-race
(this is entire article)

Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the multinational company knew for at least a year that its Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown had failed industry tests of impermeability to blood and microbes, but it continued to claim the product provided the highest level of protection against diseases including Ebola.

Many of the gowns tested had "catastrophic" failures, according to the lawsuit, which called Kimberly-Clark's actions "utterly reprehensible."

"We are aware of individuals that have contracted various diseases while wearing the gown, but we are not at liberty to disclose what those are at the present time," said Michael Avenatti, the lead attorney in the case.

Avenatti said the Texas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola once stocked the gowns but he didn't know whether those workers or an infected nursing assistant in Spain had worn them.
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024915541_apxsurgicalgownslawsuit.html

Very Cool pics: Body maps show where we feel emotions.

The resulting map shows that each type of emotion activates a network of specific areas of the body, distinct from those activated by other types of emotions.
Every type of emotion carries a unique energy and a different frequency of vibrations in the body. All cells, membranes, tissues, glands, organs, vibrate in precise way in us and they are all influenced by our emotions.
http://www.iheartintelligence.com/2014/10/15/emotion-heat-maps/

Some of us knew this, right?
What do you think?

We get to vote on Alabama State's Rights, looks like.

This one, subtitled " Ain't gonna let no Yankee Gov. tell us who can marry"

PROPOSED STATEWIDE AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE (1)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit the State of Alabama from giving full faith and credit to
public acts, records, or judicial proceedings of another state that violate the public policy of the State of Alabama and to prohibit the
the application of foreign law in violation of rights guaranteed natural citizens by the United States and Alabama Constitutions, and the
statutes, laws, and public policy thereof, but without application to business entities.


This one is a "My Cold Dead Hands" amendment:
PROPOSED STATEWIDE AMENDMENT NUMBER THREE (3)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms
and that any restriction on this right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide that no international treaty or law shall prohibit,
limit, or otherwise interfere with a citizen's fundamental right to bear arms.


And in my county elections only TWO offices have more than ONE candidate...even a few Dems are running unopposed.

Central Ala. VA director James Talton removed

James Talton has officially been removed as director of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Talton was placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation of the administrative and clinical practices of CAVHCS in August. Last week, federal officials recommended Talton be fired for neglect of duty.

Talton was removed from "federal service," a news release said. A VA spokeswoman last week said Talton had responded to the request for removal, but said she couldn't say what his response was for privacy reasons

The Montgomery Advertiser also obtained police reports, investigations, emails and court records that documented repeated unethical and criminal behavior by CAVHCS staff members, including one situation where an employee took a patient in the drug treatment program to a crack house.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2014/10/24/central-ala-va-director-james-talton-fired/17832771/

21 maps and charts that explain Ebola

NO. 8 and 9 are particularly worth seeing.

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/21/7020519/Ebola-facts-maps-charts-graphics

If you are a loner, you are not alone...heh....look at this:

This is totally accurate for me.
23 Signs of An Introvert:

*. You find small talk incredibly cumbersome.

*You've been called "too intense."
( anybody besides me ever hear that?)

*Giving a talk in front of 500 people is less stressful than having to mingle with those people afterwards.
( I always used to wonder why I felt like that)

here's the whole list of 23 traits.
Is it you????
( sorry for the Huff Po thing, I don't like it either, but the article is worth going over there)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/introverts-signs-am-i-introverted_n_3721431.html
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