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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: 56,360

About Me

Retired Mental Health/Sub. Abuse therapist, happily moldering in "Maycomb", 2 notches from the buckle of the Bible Belt. One cat away from being called crazy.

Journal Archives

Why are all the current tv shows not being shown this week?

is it football or something?
They have just taken a week off their schedule.....................

I am feeling deprived...

France is "considering blocking" Tor and banning public Wi-Fi connections,says blog.

French article translated:

The services of the Interior Ministry are considering a number of measures to strengthen once more security at the expense of freedoms. Compulsory cutting of any open Wi-Fi network , blocking anonymizing networks and provision of messaging encryption keys are among the tracks submitted to arbitration.

The list of measures considered by the government to strengthen security at the expense of freedom and privacy extends.
While the government is already considering new security laws that would allow eg to cross all personal data files held by the state, to force the installation of GPS transmitters on leased cars, lengthen the retention of connection data or to facilitate the use of IMSI catchers - Le Monde Saturday reveals new measures identified by the Interior Ministry .


This is from a French blog, the same info. has been floating around for a few days on the internet.
apparently the Paris attackers `were using non-encrypted communications.

There is some serious concern that the attacks are being used to limit use of internet.

next time you hear from the God Squad about Christmas....

Missouri Democrat Files Bill To Regulate Guns Just Like Abortion, Republican Heads Explode

After years of watching her Republican colleagues regulate the hell out of women’s reproductive rights in the name of “safety,” Missouri Democratic state Rep. Stacey Newman decided to take aim of what conservative males like to stroke the most: their guns.

House Bill 1397 is designed to keep gun owners and the public safe. According to the Columbia Tribune, the measure would force gun buyers to “wait 72 hours to obtain a firearm and require purchasers to hear about gun violence and “alternatives to purchasing a firearm” including “peaceful and nonviolent conflict resolution.”

“Newman’s bill would require prospective gun buyers to visit a physician to determine whether the firearm “would increase such purchaser’s risk of experiencing an adverse physical, emotional, or other health reaction.”

Other provisions would require:

Viewing a 30-minute video on fatal firearm injuries in the presence of a licensed firearm dealer.

A tour of an emergency trauma center between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when gun violence victims are present.

You can tell her how you like her bill at

And you can ask your own Congress person to introduce a similar bill.... why not?

This is the perfect attitude

found on https://www.facebook.com/iamsarahmorehead/?fref=nf

This is what ISIS or the American Taliban will never understand....

Yeah, I would say the shooters WERE heavily armed ( Pic)

(Look what was found in their home)

First self driving cars, now self driving trucks threaten extinction of driver jobs

Drive a big rig?
In 5 to 15 years, those rigs may go to self driving mode.

According to the American Trucker Association, there are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the US, and an additional 5.2 million people employed within the truck-driving industry who don’t drive the trucks. That’s 8.7 million trucking-related jobs.

Google shocked the world when it announced its self-driving car it had already driven over 100,000 miles without accident. These cars have since driven over 1.7 million miles and have only been involved in 11 accidents, all caused by humans and not the computers. And this is mostly within metropolitan areas.

On May 6, 2015, the first self-driving truck hit the American road in the state of Nevada.

Robot trucks will kill far fewer people, if any, because machines don’t get tired. Machines don’t get distracted. Machines don’t look at phones instead of the road. Machines don’t drink alcohol or do any kind of drugs or involve any number of things that somehow contribute to the total number of accidents every year involving trucks. For this same reasoning, pilots too are bound to be removed from airplanes.

Robot trucks also don’t need salaries — salaries that stand to go up because fewer and fewer people want to be truckers. A company can buy a fleet of self-driving trucks and never pay another human salary for driving. The only costs will be upkeep of the machinery. No more need for health insurance either. Self-driving trucks will also never need to stop to rest, for any reason. Routes will take less time to complete.

All of this means the replacement of truckers is inevitable. It is not a matter of “if”, it’s only a matter of “when.”

Really good detailed article.
Also talks about what happens to all the towns along truck routes when robot trucks take over the hgihways.

Gallon of regular is 1.74 today in Mobile Al

I live out in the boonies, so it is 1.83 here.

which is the lowest I have seen.
Gonna go fill up tomorrow.

What are your prices?

I told you so.

Preview of things to come.......

Cash ‘under the mattress’ totaling more than 15,000 euro, jewelry and other valuable items such as diamonds and gemstones, should be declared to electronic system of tax authorities, Taxisnet, as of 1. January 2016.
Next to properties and vehicles and shares, now the taxpayers will also have to declare their deposits.
And not only that. They will have to fill if they rent bank lockers and if yes, also the name of the bank and the branch, even if abroad.

Note that this Assets declaration process will initially apply to lawmakers, journalists, public servants etc and is the rehearsal for the creation of the electronic property & assets register that will be extended to all taxpayers.

Governments, as a rule, do not have a habit of DECREASING taxation rates or schemes
Especially a Gov. that closed all the banks and did not open them again until they had taken depositor's money out of them.

Think it cannot happen here?
google "War on cash"
"Cashless society".
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