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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 59,688

About Me

Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.

Journal Archives

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.

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.

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"

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:
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.

21 maps and charts that explain Ebola

NO. 8 and 9 are particularly worth seeing.


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?

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.


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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