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Happily retired and now enjoy 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

Here is what you can do to defeat Trumpcare.

27 Republicans are considering voting AGAINST the TrumpCare bill next week.
Here is how you can help them in their decision.

If any of these Republicans are from your state, you can tweet or Facebook or email them.
check out this spared sheet which also shows how many people are in their districts.
Oh..and tell your friends about this, too.


Merkel schools Trump

In which J.K. Rowling totally nails Trump


Computer scam alert...

By now most of us know about the callers from India, with heavy accents who say their name is "Bob"..
They want you to let them have remote control of your computer so they can make you sign up for virus protection or some such.

My call today was a "bob" with a really thick accent, who told me that because of the now well known Yahoo hack,
but he pronounced it YAY-Hoo, which I could sort of agree with

" there are many places on the internet that are no longer safe to visit, then -garbled garbled ....permission
look inside your computer....something.. something...blather"

So they are using recent hack news as an entry point...

You might want to share this with any family members who are likely to fall for the call, and warn them of Yahoos from India.

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

Two things:

1. Mr. Eichenwald is a very good writer, the movie The Informant was based on his book.

2. There is a still pic. of the gif that was sent to him, at the link.

John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter in December, causing the seizure.
He has been charged with criminal cyber stalking and could face a 10-year sentence, the New York Times reports.
Mr Eichenwald is known to have epilepsy. He is a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a best-selling author of books including The Informant.
Investigators found that Mr Rivello had sent messages to other Twitter users about Mr Eichenwald and a plan to attack him virtually, including one that read: "I hope this sends him into a seizure".

It was not only Merkel, he did same to Irish PM today.

Donald Trump took the podium and not only mispronounced Fionnuala Kenny, the wife of Prime Minister Enda Kenney, he took his moment to read what he described as an old “Irish proverb”:
It was a short poem. by Nigerian poet Albashir Adam Alhassan.

The Irish Times describer their meeting in the Oval Office:
In the midst the madness sat a silent Donald Trump and a fairly silent Enda, who was desperately trying to make small talk. But Trump just sat there like a sulky child, leaning forward in his seat, hands steepled between his knees, looking into the distance. He seemed bored.


Commissioner O'Neill of the NYC PD. sez about POTUS budget cuts:

Under @POTUS budget, virtually all fed funding to #NYPD eradicated. Entire counterterrorism apparatus in nation's top terror target hobbled.


surprised ghouliani let Twitler get away with that.

Japanese Government and Utility Are Found Negligent in Nuclear Disaster

TOKYO — The Japanese government and the electric utility that operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were negligent in not preventing the meltdowns in 2011 that forced thousands of people to flee the area, a district court in eastern Japan ruled on Friday.

It was the first time that a court determined that both the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, and the government bore responsibility for the nuclear disaster that followed a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The decision could influence dozens of similar lawsuits filed by close to 12,000 evacuated residents now living across the country.

According to Japanese news reports of the ruling by the Maebashi District Court in Gunma Prefecture, the court said that the disaster, considered the worst nuclear calamity since Chernobyl in 1986, was “predictable” and that it was “possible to prevent the accident.”

The court ordered the government and Tepco to pay damages totaling 38 million yen, or about $335,000, to 62 residents who were evacuated from the towns around the Fukushima plant and who relocated to Gunma. Each was awarded a different amount, but the total worked out to an average of $5,400 a person.


Trumps wants to privatize FAA and fire 30,000 of its workers.

Does he have any sense of what that does to the economy, to dump 30,000 tax paying, income sharing people onto the unemployment roll, all at once?

And all those other fed. workers he wants to fire....did no one tell him about taxes and the economy?

The reason he fires them is because a private owner will not want to pay their salary level.

Can you imagine poorly paid, inexperienced air traffic controllers?

the FAA would lose more than 65 percent of its workers and be reduced to the role of a regulatory oversight agency, much like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which issues auto regulations and recalls faulty vehicles.

wonder what else he wants to privatize.

Have ya'll noticed the Washington Post new banner?

I had not noticed it till now.....
just go to the front page and see what's under their name..

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