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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: 59,693

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Another black church fire, right now. UPDATED: Arson NOT suspected as of this am.

Breaking News site:

Crews battling fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, SC, officials say; church was previously burnt down in 1995 -

How many is that now since the shooting?

UPDATE: as of 8 am Wed.
A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday.

Ku Klux Klan to protest removal of Confederate flag July 18 at South Carolina Statehouse

The Ku Klux Klan has been approved to hold a protest rally at the Statehouse next month against removing the Confederate battle flag, with the group calling accused mass murderer Dylann Roof a “young warrior.”

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan applied for the permit last week to hold a rally for 100 to 200 people on July 18 on the north side of the Statehouse.

The move was not endorsed by Gov. Nikki Haley. “This is our state, and they are not welcome,” she said in a statement issued by her press office.

Yeah....THAT'll help the image of the flag.

Woot! John Oliver covered the Pride Parade ISIS flag!!!!!!!

If any of you missed a by now classic DU thread, as the ISIS flag story broke, here is the link:

CNN Mistakes Dildo-Covered Flag at Pride Parade for ISIS Flag


Cute lil video tells you all about the European financial problem

I really like how these guys use deadpan humor to point out the money problems.


Five things you need to know about Greece's deepening economic woes

1. Who will lose?
Snip...... if Greece leaves the European Union......

Asset prices will plummet, inflation will soar, unemployment will be rampant and its economy will collapse.

In terms of the pure cash effect, Greece's exit will crystallise losses on all outstanding loans from EU nations – through the European Central Bank and emergency funding – currently standing at about 331 billion euros ($480 billion).
Germany and France between them account for 176 billion euros ($255 billion), almost half the total.

Then there is the private debt held by banks. Greece owes German, French and British banks roughly 30 billion euros, and the IMF holds a similar level of debt.
If the nation goes into default and is forced out of the eurozone, these countries would have to write off Greece's debts; that is a pretty strong motive to keep Greece in the tent.

The rest is a good, short read.

Supreme Court: YES, BP DOES have to pay $13 billion in fines for Gulf oil damage

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., leaving intact a ruling that opens the companies to potentially billions of dollars in fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The federal government is seeking as much as $13.7 billion in civil fines from BP and more than $1 billion from Anadarko. The offshore spill, caused by the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, was the largest in U.S. history, releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf.

Christie debuts campaign website ahead of his expected 2016 presidential bid


So, whaddaya think?

Wonder if that Roof kid realizes he inadvertently caused a good thing?

I sure hope someone told him he is responsible for the removal of that flag he loved to wave around.

So very tragic the loss of lives had to be involved, dammit.

Dear DU...want a free copy of the historic SCOTUS decision?


Full text of President Obama's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney

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