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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: 37,659

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Too funny.....ask Google "how tall is Colbert"


and look on the answer page for what they have Jon Stewart's height.

All this resulted from Colbert taking on Google for a mistake in his height.

read about it here:

Online NOVA program about Ebola epidemic

Very very good.


pls rec so more people can hopefully catch this link

Best Ask the Admin. question and answer of Sept!!!!!!!


Is there a way to deliver a mild electric shock through the internet to a user?
And could the DU software be modified to do so when someone alerts on a post and gets shutout 0-7 or nearly skunked 1-6 to Leave it?
There are a lot of alerts coming from people who lack basic reading comprehension skills. I've even tried typing slower to help them, but that doesn't seem to help.

Skinner's Answer is......classic!

Maybe we could give each of our users one of these:

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)


Cashless society...yes or no? Pros or cons?

By 2030, Sweden could become the first country in the world to become a truly cashless society.
Today, 80% of all transactions in Sweden are done electronically, or by debit card.
OTOH, countries such as Italy where cash is still preference numero uno. Italians use cash for three-quarters of transactions.

“That is due to the low confidence in the authorities and the banking system,”


So, whatcha think?
and why?

Oh this IS good. "tis the season of the witch" by Kunstler

As the Governor goblins at the Federal Reserve whistle past the graveyard of dead Quantitative Easing,
and the US dollar magically expands like a prickly puffer fish,
and Mario Drahgi does what it takes with Euro duct tape to patch all black holes of unpayable debt from Athens to Dublin,
and Japan watches its once-wondrous economy congeal in a puddle of Abenomic sludge (with a radioactive cherry on top),
and China chokes on its dollar-peg, and Russia waits patiently with its old friend, Winter, covering its back —
and notwithstanding the violent chaos, beheadings, and psychopathic struggles across the old Levant, not to mention the doubling of Ebola cases every 20 days, which the World Health Organization did not have the nerve to project beyond 1.2 million in January (does the doubling just stop there?)
— there is enough instability around the globe for the gentlemen of Wall Street to make one last fabulous fortune arbitraging the future before the boomerang of consequence circles this suffering planet and finally accomplishes what the Department of Justice under Eric Holder failed to do for six long years.

It’s the season of witch and you should be nervous. Especially if you live in part of the world where money is used.
Pretty soon nobody will know what any currency is really worth — at least for a while — or what anything else is worth, for that matter. Perhaps the fishermen of India will start using their worthless gold for sinkers. Jay-Z and Diddy will gaze down on their bling in despair, thinking, perhaps, they should have invested in Betamax players instead. In the time of anything-goes-and-nothing-matters, it’s dangerous to expect anything.

Holder AND his 2nd in command are leaving Justice Dept.

Deputy US Attorney General James Cole, 2nd in command at Justice Department, is stepping down - @Reuters

Wonder why both are leaving......

Republican Jefferson County, Missouri Recorder of Deeds dogwhistles killing of Obama.

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan said Tuesday that she used a poor choice of words on a post on her personal Facebook page that some are interpreting as an attack on President Barack Obama.

“I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the Constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing? Thank you for your bravery and may God keep you safe,” Dunnegan said in her post from early last week.


At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Since her birth in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried recently to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service's software couldn't handle her advanced age of 113 years old. So she fudged it a bit, and said she was 99.

To put Stoehr's age in context, we'll remind you: She was born three years before the Wright brothers conducted their historic first flight of an airplane in North Carolina.

( She turns 114 tomorrow)


Welfare reform minister: some disabled people ‘not worth’ minimum wage

Britain's Welfare Minister pulls a Romney, only worse.

David Cameron has been forced to disassociate himself from the welfare reform minister Lord Freud after Ed Miliband revealed that he told a fringe meeting at the recent Tory conference that some disabled people are “not worth” the minimum wage.

The prime minister said the comments by Freud, who suggested that some disabled people could be paid as low as £2 an hour, did not represent the view of the government. But Cameron showed anger when he alluded to his severely disabled late son, Ivan, as he told Miliband that he would take no lectures on disabled people.

The angry exchanges came as Miliband disclosed the remarks by Freud in answer to a question at the recent Tory conference in Birmingham about paying the minimum wage to disabled people.
The Labour leader quoted Freud as saying to his questioner at the fringe meeting:
“You make a really good point about the disabled. There is a group where actually, as you say, they’re not worth the full wage.


Then 1 hour ago:
UK welfare minister Lord Freud offers 'full and unreserved apology' for comments suggesting disabled 'not worth full wage' -

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