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dixiegrrrrl

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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, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 55,614

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

Dubai is facing a sharp recession, London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Araby reported


Residents of the emirate told the paper its city’s famous shopping malls had turned into ghost towns, with hotels and bars closing their doors as customers fail to walk through them.

The famous gold souk was almost empty, the residents said, in scenes unseen for 40 years.
Nose dive

Earlier this year, the Kuwait Financial Centre released a report saying that sales of real estate projects under construction had plummeted by 46 percent in the first quarter of 2018.

and
British airline Virgin Atlantic announced on Thursday it will end flights between London and Dubai, citing “external factors”, as the emirate appears to suffer an economic downturn.
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/virgin-ends-london-dubai-flights-due-external-factors-1731808136

This is a "sub-prime" type of warning. Dubai gets its wealth from people who spend and buy there, essentially.
So why are the vedda vedda rich now not spending...it's not a one off.

Man brandishes gun at 'Families Belong Together' rally in Huntsville


A man is in police custody after brandishing a firearm during a "Families Belong Together" immigration rally at Big Spring Park in Huntsville on Saturday, police said.
Lt. Michael Johnson said Sealy is accused of picking a fight with a protester and pushing the protester. The protester pushed Sealy back, knocking him down. That's when Sealy is accused of pulling out a gun.

Huntsville police said Shane Ryan Sealy, 34, of Huntsville was taken into custody for possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of the protest. He was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment.

No shots were fired, and no one was injured.
https://articles.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2018/06/man_brandishes_gun_at_families.amp

Grabs laoded gun, goes to demonstration and picks a fight with a protestor. Not hard to see motivatin there.

It won't stop at this, you know.

Dem. Leadership: "We're not gonna demand SCOTUS pick waits until after the election"


instead, they are gonna highlight the threat to abortion rights and health care to try to mobilize opposition to Mr. Trump’s appointment.


This is interesting also:
Former Senator Gary Hart of Colorado, elected in the Democratic wave of 1974 and a leader in the effort to reinvent the Democratic Party in the 1980s, said Democrats were approaching an overdue moment of reckoning with their own limitations. The party, he said, had failed for years to define a forward-looking vision. The pressure of the midterm election — heightened, he said, by the Supreme Court vacancy — could create a new moment of definition.

There almost has to be a generational renewal of belief systems,” said Mr. Hart, a two-time presidential candidate, who is now 81. “When we were in power, under Obama and Clinton, I don’t believe party leaders did what should have been done, and that is come up with a manifesto for the 21st century.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-democratic-party.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

The Trump campaign just sent out this text-message to supporters.

Gotta admit he knows how to create chaos and make money from it......



Disgusting shirt at Trump rally -pic

SCOTUS Justice Kennedy's son was TRUMP'S BANKER AT DEUTSCHE BANK


https://twitter.com/stevesilberman/status/1012398829906169858

If you ever wondered what if felt like exactly 50 years ago when we were in the streets....



it was just like this.
Now.
You could feel it building just as it is now, and the conversation was not "when" we would have to march, but HOW.
I am hearing it all over the internet today, al over the news.
No choice really.
Young blood marches, while those who cannot provide the support needed.

this is much different than marching in protest of what they have done, hoping they will "take it back and undo it".
We have to STOP them from what they are going to do,

because this is not a far off war anymore.

because after they do it, it becomes very deadly.

An important thought....


https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1012107158098534400

He plans on marching this Sat, btw. He says it is time.

The Immigrant Children's Shelters Near You



Massive work from Pro Publica!

Drill down map of children's shelters.
They mention one in Kansas, I found 13 of them in Kansas via google.

https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/migrant-shelters-near-you?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1530114794

Bolton, Pompeo, and Republican Senators are going to Russia over July 4th.


You know, our Independence Day.
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