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Hometown: Interior Alaska
Home country: Alaska
Current location: Fairbanks
Member since: Wed Jan 15, 2014, 01:29 AM
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I'm going to be offline for a while, no idea when I can get back on.

We are moving - NEAT new cabin, but my IPS isn't there, and the one that is requires a huge deposit, that I don't have.

I'll be back..............

I am in the process of moving, our place has been sold.

We didn't know it was up for sale, but what the heck, our soon-to-be ex-landlord is great. Unlike those who get ripped away and now have NO place. Ours has been here in Fairbanks for 50 years. Theirs? Who knows. Folks like sTrumpet and ICE don't give a shit.

My ex-landlord is a VERY religious Christian. He almost wept when he gave us the "move" notice. We found a place very recently that's affordable for one disabled and one elderly working adult. Sorta. No running water. Oh, well, outhouse, here we come again. Better than a cement floor and a cage. And no mom or dad, and people that yell at you and kick and hit you.

I start feeling sorry for myself, my lover, and my kitty - and then realize my kitty will only have to spend 17 minutes in her soft-sided, padded-bottom kennel to get to her kitty-safe new home. Not like the babies and toddlers kidnapped from their parents. And spending their time in cages. CAGES!!!!!!!!

I will have really good neighbors, and a landlord (soon ex) who is loaning not only his truck but his 1-ton trailer, and helping load it. I'll have food of my choosing (and I'm a damn creative cook - my moose stew is not to be believed, it's that good), a spacious (800 SF) log cabin, good heat that's paid for by the new landlord, lots of room for the motorcycle.............. I hate moving. Unlike the ICE folks who don't give a crap and laugh at crying children. Or kick and shove them. Or ............... and it's the PITS when you have no choice....... as a child, it's worse than that. Now, you have NO security at all.

We were all out swatting mosquitoes and yakking over the grill. I heard our landlord curse for the FIRST time ever - "I HAVE KIDS AND GRANDKIDS, WHAT IS THIS DAMN IDIOT DOING?"


He is going to change his voter registration to Democrat tomorrow.

If there is a God, I hope She swats the living FUCK out of the Donald, his slut, and his followers. Make this photo a meme.


And never forget Mom tying that baby girl's red sneakers. Crying. Another meme. Oh, Melania? FUCK YOU.

And your supposed child whom your husband likes the look of.............

Hey, ICE? You did this. There is not a single honorable human in that institution. Which is where they all should be.

Wow. Saving.

I very rarely turn on the television and since we haven't got cable, it's usually Public TV. The MSM hasn't changed much since "yellow journalism" days of the late 19th century.

Yellow journalism was a style of newspaper reporting that emphasized sensationalism over facts. During its heyday in the late 19th century it was one of many factors that helped push the United States and Spain into war in Cuba and the Philippines, leading to the acquisition of overseas territory by the United States.

Example of Yellow Journalism in the cover of the Pulitzerís World
The term originated in the competition over the New York City newspaper market between major newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. At first, yellow journalism had nothing to do with reporting, but instead derived from a popular cartoon strip about life in New Yorkís slums called Hoganís Alley, drawn by Richard F. Outcault. Published in color by Pulitzerís New York World, the comicís most well-known character came to be known as the Yellow Kid, and his popularity accounted in no small part for a tremendous increase in sales of the World. In 1896, in an effort to boost sales of his New York Journal, Hearst hired Outcault away from Pulitzer, launching a fierce bidding war between the two publishers over the cartoonist. Hearst ultimately won this battle, but Pulitzer refused to give in and hired a new cartoonist to continue drawing the cartoon for his paper. This battle over the Yellow Kid and a greater market share gave rise to the term yellow journalism.


Once the term had been coined, it extended to the sensationalist style employed by the two publishers in their profit-driven coverage of world events, particularly developments in Cuba. Cuba had long been a Spanish colony and the revolutionary movement, which had been simmering on and off there for much of the 19th century, intensified during the 1890s. Many in the United States called upon Spain to withdraw from the island, and some even gave material support to the Cuban revolutionaries. Hearst and Pulitzer devoted more and more attention to the Cuban struggle for independence, at times accentuating the harshness of Spanish rule or the nobility of the revolutionaries, and occasionally printing rousing stories that proved to be false. This sort of coverage, complete with bold headlines and creative drawings of events, sold a lot of papers for both publishers.

The peak of yellow journalism, in terms of both intensity and influence, came in early 1898, when a U.S. battleship, the Maine, sunk in Havana harbor. The naval vessel had been sent there not long before in a display of U.S. power and, in conjunction with the planned visit of a Spanish ship to New York, an effort to defuse growing tensions between the United States and Spain. On the night of February 15, an explosion tore through the shipís hull, and the Maine went down. Sober observers and an initial report by the colonial government of Cuba concluded that the explosion had occurred on board, but Hearst and Pulitzer, who had for several years been selling papers by fanning anti-Spanish public opinion in the United States, published rumors of plots to sink the ship. When a U.S. naval investigation later stated that the explosion had come from a mine in the harbor, the proponents of yellow journalism seized upon it and called for war. By early May, the Spanish-American War had begun.


I've known a lot of reporters and editors. They are, for the most part, not geared for this. It's the money guys that are. The newspaper/magazine/tv etc. chains that "have to earn for the stockholders". I think I may become a hermit.

Get to an elder-care advocate and get an attorney.

We had to do this with my dad-in-love; his Alzheimer's would allow for nothing less. THE most wonderful guy I've ever met, and seriously had no brain cells left in year 9 through 10.

Keep recording everything. We were lucky; his will was in order and all bequests made including a video in the attorney's office a few years before.

If it's legally your money, almost any elder-care advocate (like the folks do in hospice care) can give you a referral. Hold your head up; there's a solution.

"Climate change deniers" (isn't that an adorable moniker for the 1% Want It Alls?)

Should have to spend 3 years in a subArctic or Arctic town/village. See what their "gimme, gimme, gimme, mine, mine, mine" mindset has helped bring about. For starters, live luxuriously in Barrow. See the cute polar bears ROAMING AROUND TOWN BECAUSE THE ICEBERGS
WHERE THEY USUALLY HANG OUT TO SNAG FOOD? Soooooo sorry. They melted.

I hate them almost as badly as I hate the FUCKWITS who elected (with a little assistance from Mother Russia) ANY Repuke currently in office who won't speak up and cowers under his/her desk in his/her CLIMATE CONTROLLED BUILDING.

I'll do as much as I can for as long as I can. But I'm old. And it'll be my beautiful grandchildren who pay the price for Melania's new
gold-lined peignoir and Ivanka's diamond studded tampons.

Wow. Sorry for the rant. It's HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO in my humble abode! You're ALL invited for pozole, fajitas, cerveza, Patron (have limes and salt, BYO lemons), and later on some camarones mazatlan prepared by the best Mexican chef in Fairbanks (Jorge, change time to 3:00 instead of 2:00, we got a late start this a.m.!) Oh, and anyone flying in? Please bring blenders, it's Margaritaville! Broom parking in back, singles or doubles; overflow in neighbordog's yard so bring a chew or Milk Bone. Neighbordog's name is Jimmy Page, and he loves music of the loud Zep variety.)

WTF??????

Skip it, wear the dress & dance elsewhere!!

It seems like, daily, there are more and more reasons

to put my head between my legs and kiss my Country goodbye - and as a nominally normal voting adult? I am MUCH more scared now than my 8-year-old butt was during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We were at Cape Canaveral.

The OP's points come through loud and clear. (Thank you, DonViejo.) Unfortunately, the entire shitload of "situations" read like an evil crossbreeding of Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, Mario Puzo, and David Baldacci. Treason, collusion, obstruction of justice, perjury, felony assaults, felony theft, sexual deviancy, and blatant lies that are not screamed LOUDLY by the very diminished 4th Estate - add your own favorite to the list and tell me it will be alright.....LOL! (That was a gallows laugh, though I know DUers got it.)

What I believe we have, as occupiers of ALL 3 BRANCHES (those with an R after their names) of our government is nothing less than pure EVIL...Add in the "1%", the rest of the Republican Party, the "alt-right", the Neo-Nazis, the "sovereign citizens", the NRA, the KKK, and the just plain brainwashed, undereducated and deliberately illerate Faux News and Limbaugh et. al. worshippers, the gun fanatics, the "domestic terrorists", and the very numerous, UNTAXED, fanatical "Christian" churches, sects, cults, etc..... There's a pretty good reason for normal citizens to be very, very frightened. I won't attempt to understand the real fear our non-citizens must live with.

I think I want off this planet.

My rant is now off dear friends. It can be hard being isolated physically, but I chose it. Seeing this great Nation being sucked into the well-planned Repuke quagmire? I'll do everything I possibly can to change us back to the UNITED STATES. AND I WILL KEEP ON UNTIL I AM UNABLE.

I love every single one of you muckraking hellraisers. Let's RESIST!!

They hit here in the U.S. in 1964. I was 10...............

DOOMED, I tell ya, DOOMED! Wore Beatle Boots

Got my hair cut into a Beatle Cut



Knew every song on every album as they came out. Stood in line 8 hours (thanks, mom!) just to get tickets for "A Hard Days " Night and nearly as long for "Help"................

And it doesn't help that I never got over it - nor did my husband!!!

Somehow.

Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Make sure "news" , while it may be reported dramatically, MUST be backed by facts and proof - not conjecture, not speculation, but facts. Any SNL-style on-air reporter games must be acknowleged as such - to the audience and on the air. Institute and vigorously enforce massive monetary fines for knowingly disseminting false news and mandatory jail time for continued violations.

I can thinkof more but even my hair hurts today.

1955, Montgomery, Alabama and the subject of my daughter's 8th grade "Black History Month" paper.

Daughter got invited to the NAACP dinner in Birmingham. We're white. She was SO proud!
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