HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » csziggy » Journal
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 42 Next »

csziggy

Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Hometown: Leon County, Florida
Member since: Tue Feb 12, 2008, 10:18 PM
Number of posts: 23,376

Journal Archives

Help Florida Sea Turtles!

Sea Turtles Need Your Help!

Please help us protect the baby turtles! Every day at sunrise between June and October, our team patrols 26 miles of beach in Pinellas County looking for new sea turtle nests. We track down and mark the nests in order to give the eggs the best chance of hatching. We expect to have over 300 nests this season, and each nest can have over 100 eggs each!

Recently, we have lost funding, but have not given up! We will continue to patrol the beach and we need your help! Any denomination helps protect hundreds of baby turtles.

Donations go towards buying supplies for signage, stakes, mallets, & flagging tape (to rope off nests), and four wheel drive vehicles.

We appreciate your support in anything you can afford!

https://www.gofundme.com/sea-turtle-patrol-supplies-help
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My sister volunteers with this group and sent me the link to the GoFundMe page.

Help Florida Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles Need Your Help!

Please help us protect the baby turtles! Every day at sunrise between June and October, our team patrols 26 miles of beach in Pinellas County looking for new sea turtle nests. We track down and mark the nests in order to give the eggs the best chance of hatching. We expect to have over 300 nests this season, and each nest can have over 100 eggs each!

Recently, we have lost funding, but have not given up! We will continue to patrol the beach and we need your help! Any denomination helps protect hundreds of baby turtles.

Donations go towards buying supplies for signage, stakes, mallets, & flagging tape (to rope off nests), and four wheel drive vehicles.

We appreciate your support in anything you can afford!

https://www.gofundme.com/sea-turtle-patrol-supplies-help
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My sister volunteers with this group and sent me the link to the GoFundMe page.

Man's New American Citizenship "Welcome Packet" Still Includes A Letter From President Obama

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Man's New American Citizenship "Welcome Packet" Still Includes A Letter From President Obama
By Mike Walsh
2 hours ago
The Trump administration has built a reputation of stupidity and self incrimination.

You'd think that the White House would have changed its own records to reflect the current President, but according to Twitter user Aisha Sultan, that is most definitely not the case.

https://twitter.com/AishaS/status/885891831082438657

My British-born husband takes his oath of citizenship today. In the packet for new Americans, the welcome letter from POTUS is from Obama. 😂


https://twitter.com/Will_Consuegra/status/885906284049965058

Will Consuegra Esq.‏ @Will_Consuegra
Replying to @AishaS

Maybe he still is President and Ashton Kutcher is about to jump out and punk us all.

http://www.distractify.com/politics/2017/07/16/Z2dpy59/mans-new-american-citizenship-welc?utm_content=inf_10_53_2&tse_id=INF_83d623706a4b11e790011d41b85aaeb5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Most Hated Railway Puts 15-Year-Old In Charge Of Their Twitter Account, And Things Escalate Quickly

Most Hated Railway Puts 15-Year-Old In Charge Of Their Twitter Account, And Things Escalate Quickly

By​ James Gould-Bourn

Beleaguered UK railway company Southern Rail isn't exactly used to good press these days. Industrial disputes, reduced services, and late-running trains have seen public anger at the rail firm grow exponentially over the last year, but all of that seems to have been temporarily forgotten thanks to an unlikely savior in the form of a 15-year-old student called Eddie.

Southern Rail have recently put the teenager, who's currently on work experience at the firm, in charge of the company's Twitter account, and it seems like people can't get enough of his cheery charm. He's even spawned a hashtag - #askeddie - thanks to his willingness to answer all sorts of weird and wonderful questions that the public have been throwing at him. Putting Eddie in charge has been one of the most popular decisions the rail company has made in quite awhile. Let's just hope they offer him a job!
http://www.boredpanda.com/15-year-old-railways-twitter-spokesman-southernrail-eddie/?utm_content=inf_10_2558_2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=socialedge&tse_id=INF_db1e5f7069d911e790011d41b85aaeb5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So far my favorite exchange:

KatieT
What's the biggest animal you could single-handedly cling-film to a lamp post?

Southern
Probably a sloth. I can't picture them running away.
ddie
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Many more exchanges at link!

Phil Donahue on AM Joy NEXT! (posted 11:33 AM Saturday)

Joy just announced that Phil will be on - and they showed him walking onto the set!

MSNBCs Katy Tur Gives Play-by-Play Commentary of Trump-Macron Handshake

‘President Trump, famous for the Art of the Deal and really the art of the handshake’
Jul 14, 2017

RUSH EXCERPT:

TUR: "And before we head to the break, there's something making the rounds today, and we just could not resist it. President Trump, famous for the Art of the Deal and really the art of the handshake, you may have seen some of his best greetings with world leaders, including this famous white knuckle handshake when he and French president Emmanuel macron first met. This is one for the highlight reel. You will see him going in, reechk first for the handshake. They're headaching. It's a Normal handshake. They are not letting go. Donald Trump patting on the top, still shaking. Macron is off balance, he's off his feet. A pat on the back. They are still shaking, folks. They're wrestling, they're holding. Who is going to come hout? Is somebody going to break this shake? Oh, the French first lady is in for it. There is a three way handshake going on right now. The world's first three way handshake. Will it be a four way handshake? Is Melania getting in? They've got an arm. Four way handshake. But macron and trump have let go of each other. Is this the end? There's a pat on the shoulder. Are we done with this? No, we are not done with this. There is one more handshake."

Video at link: https://news.grabien.com/story-msnbcs-katy-tur-gives-play-play-commentary-trump-macron-hand

Lightning hit one of my barns and it burnt to the ground

About 5:30 AM I was awakened by a LOUD thunderclap. The cat, totally soaked came running in and jumped on the bed. I got up to dry him off and while we were trying to settle, I heard a loud BOOM. I thought it was a gunshot - sometimes the property owners are out shooting at coyotes that early in the morning. So I went back to sleep.

At 7 someone rang the doorbell. It was a fireman. They had been at the barn for a while getting the fire under control - the barn is all the way across the farm so I didn't see the fire, smell smoke or notice the firetrucks arriving. The barn is a total loss.

Since it's been rainy the trees around the barn were wet. Some of the leaves are toasted but there is not damage to them. If it had been dry, we would have had a raging forest fire!

Fortunately we have not been keeping horses in it but using it as a n equipment storage shed. The biggest loss is a brand new Kubota tractor that was just purchased by the people who are taking care of the farm and horses for me. They have insurance. My losses are the cypress that the barn was built from and a vintage Coca Cola machine that only held six ounce bottles. The barn was not insured - when we tried to get some they wanted 10% of the value of the barns per year.

The horses in the pastures next to the barn are fine, not even upset.

We are so lucky. Fifteen, twenty years ago there might have been horses in that barn.

Oh, I have no water - the fire department had the electric power cut to the barn - the power company shut it off at the transformer and the line for our other storage building and well come off the same transformer. They will be able to turn the power back on once the fire trucks clear the scene.

Lightning just hit right outside

No wonder the cat came in complaining. Nasty thunderstorms moving in, little or no rain so far here, but LOTS and LOTS of lightning. The strike outside was close enough I heard the CRACK just before I saw the light. I wonder what tree it hit?

I think I will shut stuff off and go and comfort the cat.

Australian TV destroys Trump in comments about G20

President Donald Trump skewered as ‘friendless’ and ‘awkward’ in viral take-down
July 10, 20171:56pm
Bronte Coy and Liz Burkenews.com.au

THE ABC journalist whose savage take-down of Donald Trump’s G20 performance went viral has doubled down on his scathing assessment.

Political editor Chris Uhlmann pulled no punches when he delivered his wrap-up of Trump’s appearance at the conference on Sunday, calling him an “uneasy, lonely, awkward figure” who was left “isolated and friendless” with “no desire and no capacity to lead the world”.

But even after the brutal commentary was shared thousands of times across the world and caught the attention of Washington heavyweights, Uhlmann was not deterred to further critique the President’s performance.

In a cross to ABC radio’s AM program on Monday morning, the reporter again railed against Mr Trump’s leadership style while discussing his lack of commitment to addressing the situation in North Korea at the weekend’s summit.

Full video at link: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/president-donald-trump-skewered-as-friendless-and-awkward-in-viral-takedown/news-story/cd92a7a425e8126e01b9c5bdb9143688
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Absolutely brutal take down of Trump and his inability to lead. Well worth watching.

NOTE: I almost never watch Morning Joe but I could not take any more of Kellyann Conway lying to Chris Cuomo on CNN. I turned over to MSNBC and caught this and I am so glad that I did!

Attention North Florida - help needed for rescued animals

Over 80 animals rescued following owners death

By Erin Lisch |
Posted: Fri 10:48 PM, Jul 07, 2017 |
Updated: Fri 11:40 PM, Jul 07, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- Almost 90 dogs and cats now rehabbing after they're rescued in Washington County this week.

68 dogs and 19 cats of all ages infested with fleas and left in declining health after their owner, a former Great Pyrenees breeder, passed away.

Several rescue organizations and shelters saving the animals from a house in Vernon, Florida - less than 100 miles from Tallahassee.

<SNIP>

Along with the {Alaqua Animal Refuge, Freeport, FL} refuge, 12 organizations are working with the rescue effort:

• The Humane Society of the United States
• The Lucky Puppy Rescue (Bonifay, FL)
• Florida State Animal Response Coalition
• Big Bend Disaster Animal Response Team (Tallahassee, FL)
• Great Pyrenees Club of America
• Tri-County Animal Rescue (Boca Raton, FL)
• Big Fluffy Dog Rescue (Nashville, TN)
• Tallahassee Big Dog Rescue (FL)
• Leon County Humane Society (Tallahassee, FL)
• Great Pyrenees Club of Western Pennsylvania Rescue (Pittsburgh, PA)
• Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (West Mifflin, PA
• Florida Great Pyrenees Rescue & Club (Lakeland, FL)

More: http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Over-80-animals-rescued-following-owners-death-433192843.html
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If anyone is interested in adopting any of these animals or assisting in any way, contact the organization nearest to you on the list.
Go to Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 42 Next »