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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: 36,876

About Me

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

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why are there flight restrictions over Ferguson??????

From now to August 25th???????

FAA flight restrictions over Ferguson, Mo., extended to Aug. 25; aircrafts restricted from flying under 3,000 feet in area --Twitter

Anyone here using smoked paprika? Yummmmm

I had not heard of it before, someone mentioned it, Mr. Dixie bought some.
and now we are cooking up a storm and finding all sorts of possibilities.

egg salad.......oh my
last night I sprinkled some on my baked potato.....mmmm

Putting salmon on the grocery list....I know it is going to be great with salmon.

It gives food a depth, with just a wee bit of tingle. It does not taste as smoky as it smells.
and requires a restrained hand, so it goes a long way.

LAPD shoot and kill unarmed mentally ill black man 2 days ago, protests follow

Ezell Ford: The mentally ill black man killed by the LAPD two days after Michael Brown’s death

The Los Angeles Times reported that Dorene Henderson, a family friend, witnessed part of the incident and “saw no struggle between the officers and Ford.” Henderson said that neighbors began yelling at the officers: “He’s got mental problems.”

Ford’s parents said he was diagnosed with depression and later schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A man who identified himself as Ford’s cousin told Los Angeles news station KTLA: “They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems,” the man said. In addition: “The excessive force … there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don’t try to console her … they pull the billy clubs out.”

KTLA reported that Ford’s mother, Tritobia Ford, said her son “was lying on the ground and complying with the officers’ commands when he was shot three times.”

Guess who CNN's State of the Union has booked to talk about the Ferguson murder?

Bernie Kerik to talk about law enforcement Sunday.
Really. That's their go-to guy. Bernie. Kerik.

For those who do not remember Kerik,

Bernard Bailey "Bernie" Kerik (born September 4, 1955) is a former New York City Police Commissioner who was nominated by George W. Bush to head the Department of Homeland Security in December 2004.

A week later, Kerik withdrew his nomination, explaining that he had employed an illegal immigrant as a nanny. Subsequently, numerous other allegations also surfaced. In 2006, Kerik pleaded guilty to two unrelated ethics violations after an investigation by the Office of the Bronx District Attorney and was ordered to pay $221,000.

A grand jury of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a 16-count indictment against Kerik on November 8, 2007, alleging conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and lying to the Internal Revenue Service. Kerik surrendered to authorities the next day and pled not guilty to all charges. On October 20, 2009, his bail was revoked and he was jailed pending trial. On November 5, 2009, he pleaded guilty to 8 charges in a plea bargain with prosecutors who recommended a jail sentence of 27 to 33 months. Kerik was sentenced to four years in federal prison on February 18, 2010. On March 30, 2011, he lost his appeal in federal court to have his four-year sentence reduced because of alleged bias by the sentencing judge.

before he got busted, he served as Guillani's right hand man, profitting off the Iraq War.
Following his departure from the New York City Police Department, he was employed by Giuliani Partners, a consulting firm formed by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani. He served as a Senior Vice President at Giuliani Partners and as Chief Executive Officer of Giuliani-Kerik LLC, an affiliate of Giuliani Partners. Kerik resigned from these positions in December, 2004. In March 2005 he created The Kerik Group LLC, where he served as Chairman until June 2009, consulting in Crisis Management and Risk Mitigation, Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement and Jail/Prison Management strategies.

Anonymous now has a news site! Check it out.


Tanker explodes near Warrior, interstate 65 blocked

Pic at link

WARRIOR, Alabama -- Interstate 65 is blocked in both directions near mile marker 279 after a burning tanker exploded.

3:57 p.m.: One lane has been reopened through the area.

The right southbound lane now is open to traffic, according to Alabama State Troopers.

All other lanes, including all northbound lanes, remain closed.

3:32 p.m.: Firefighters and a hazmat crew are at the scene.

All lanes are blocked in both directions, Alabama Department of Public Safety Sgt. Steve Jarrett said.


Ferguson PD arrested wrong man, beat him, then charged him for bleeding on their uniforms.

An incident from a long history of racial injustice in Ferguson:

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.

“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.

The address is the headquarters of the Ferguson Police Department, where a 52-year-old welder named Henry Davis was taken in the predawn hours on that date. He had been arrested for an outstanding warrant that proved to actually be for another man of the same surname, but a different middle name and Social Security number.

Article has details of sloppy or non-existent record keeping at the Ferguson PD.

Proposed Ten Commandments display has nothing to do with religion: Alabama county official

A Republican county commissioner in Scottsboro, Alabama wants to erect a monument to the Ten Commandments that would be featured alongside similar ones to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Tim Guffey told AL.com that “I’m trying to…erect a monument of historical documents. It’s the Constitution, the Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence. I feel like that’s what this country was founded on. These documents helped America become the greatest country in history.”

Get this:

Guffey claimed that the monument is necessary because of the way in which the Bible has been systematically removed from education curricula. “They don’t teach this at school anymore and a person would have to go back and research and study each one of those men’s writings to find out that that’s what established them. That’s what gave them the inspiration to read the greatest Constitution this world has ever seen,” he said.

He also told AL.com that he began studying the Constitution after the election of President Barack Obama.


the name "Scottsboro" may ring a bell with some folks.

"Feel free to contact the #Ferguson PD and ask them anything you might be curious about"

(314) 522-3100.....

says Anonymous.


Palestinian citizens are tweeting to the resistors in #Ferguson with support & tips on dealing with tear gas! #gaza

Study: ordinary Americans have virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy.

File this under "NSS"

The analysts found that rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States.

The analysts found that when controlling for the power of economic elites and organized interest groups, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a "non-significant, near-zero level."
The analysts further discovered that rich individuals and business-dominated interest groups dominate the policymaking process. The mass-based interest groups had minimal influence compared to the business-based interest groups.

The study also debunks the notion that the policy preferences of business and the rich reflect the views of common citizens. They found to the contrary that such preferences often sharply diverge and when they do, the economic elites and business interests almost always win and the ordinary Americans lose.

The authors also say that given limitations to tapping into the full power elite in America and their policy preferences, "the real world impact of elites upon public policy may be still greater" than their findings indicate.
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