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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
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About Me

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

Journal Archives

TSA is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights.

The "Quiet Skies" programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights.

details of that are in the story, but these are the things Air Marshals are trained to notice as "signs of a terrorists":

According to TSA internal documents published by the Boston Globe, air marshals observe passengers for a number of behaviours including:

Excessive fidgeting
Excessive sweating
Cold penetrating stare
Wide open, staring eyes
Face touching
How much they sleep during a flight
Using a smartphone


Meet Muller's 25 witnesses......good information here....

This Twitter thread gives details about each one and what connects them to the Manafort/Trump case.


Michael Cohen got an award

Airlines canceling flights because the air is too hot


darn, the tweet did not show up..

It is from author James Fallows who reported his canceled flight, saying
"First-leg flight ystrdy couldn’t take off at 3pm because *the air was too hot.*
Beyond airline’s operating specs. “Happening more often,” pilot says."

Trump just went total Orwell in Missouri......unbelievable.


A sure way to remember the difference between "your" and "you're"


And the winner of "Hitting the New Bottom" contest goes to.....

An Arizona Senate candidate, Bobby Wilson, says he's pro-gun because he once fended off a gunman with a gun kept under his bed.
Turns out the "attacker" was his mom, and he shot her dead; he was charged with murdering her and his sister, but not convicted.


Putin kept Trump waiting for an hour, at Helsinki???

I had not heard that yesterday.

Hope it's true. Having the shoe on the other foot is gonna get him upset. You know how he is about people embarrassing him.

Maybe, if we are lucky, he will want revenge on Putin for that.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, ....."

it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security


The protest call has gone out....here's some info

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