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CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
January 27, 2012

Just seen on Facebook...

January 27, 2012

The Moderators had a big advantage over jurors.

They had what was called "institutional memory." They had records and remembered the various tempests that came along.

They knew about people's posting patterns. They had a wealth of information to help them decide if a member was a sock-puppet or whatever.

It's very different for jurors.


January 25, 2012

A toon seen on Facebook...

January 25, 2012

Omigod, the sunset tonight!

I could not get outside fast enough...

January 19, 2012

I have a date with a surgeon...

The back story:


I will be entering the hospital on February 23, 2012, a Thursday, at 7:30 am, PST, and the surgery will happen at 9:30 am PST.

It's going to happen...

January 14, 2012

An army of giant rats saves lives...by John Converse Townsend.

It takes a true visionary to see a Buddhist monk deploying a pack of giant rats as the solution to the devastating danger posed by landmines.

Every few hours, another person is killed or maimed by a landmine. Even in areas removed from active conflict, landmines are more than just distressing reminders of former bloodshed -- they're hidden hazards that terrorize populations and freeze development.

Identifying, unearthing and disarming these explosives is dangerous and daunting. Despite record clearances, more countries deployed anti-personnel mines last year than in any year since 2004.

But one social innovator has risen to the challenge -- with the help of a few hundred friends. The innovator is the industrial engineer, Buddhist monk and Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens.

His hundreds of friends are sub-Saharan Africa's giant pouched rats. About three feet long and armed with a powerful sense of smell, these rats might just be humanity's best hope for moving forward with confidence.

The rest at the link:
January 13, 2012

Did you know that right now, it's already tomorrow in Hong Kong? And it's 6:33 a.m.?

I had to find out since I have a clock that shows three areas..........and I hadn't set it for a long time...

We have family there.

January 6, 2012

There is a knee replacement in my not-too-distant future...

Went to see my orthopedic MD today for a routine check...

My left knee is bad, and not getting better.

He thinks it's time to replace it.

I agree.

Next week, I go see the surgeon...

Stay tuned.

A few vibes would be really REALLY appreciated!

January 2, 2012

Omigod, can it be true? CaliforniaPeggy is PUI?

I am!

Just a little bit high...

Our daughter gave us a wonderful bottle of rose wine for Christmas, and we have been consuming it...

Last night for New Year's Eve...

And tonight with dinner!


It is wonderful...

I love having a little buzz!

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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 150,211
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