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did you watch Rachel Maddow last nite?

At least 20 minutes spent on this doctor who did or did not write a medical report on trump.
And introduced this segment, by saying what a block-buster exclusive it was!

has she lost her mind?
has she no idea what anybody is interested in?

i've never liked her, don't like people pointing their finger at me, and the way she is always schooting up her face I find very annoying.

but i used to think she was intelligent.

Those Trump Statues

"The joke itself is in poor taste. Itís a tired and abusive trope that not only fails to push back on Trumpís political power, but also promotes the evilness that is fatphobia, body-≠shaming, and transphobia itself."


Pls tell me what public radio stations you listen to...

I used to listen to npr (New York) on my computer; they changed something and my computer can't get them anymore.
I can however get for ex. Wisconsin Public Radio which ain't bad.

I'm looking for a news station - or mostly news - non-commercial, just to have a voice on in the background, while I do whatever I do around the apartment, not something I'm going to necessarily listen close to.

npr for ex was not exactly my cup of tea, but for general news, for 'public interest' stories, I thot they were pretty good.


List of Republicans who disavow Trump

as of Aug 11

Aug. 11, 2016.

Former presidents and presidential nominees

Former President George H.W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Ex-2016 presidential candidates

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

Sitting or former governors and members of Congress

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk

Maine Sen. Susan Collins

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton

New York Rep. Richard Hanna

Illinois Rep. Bob Dold

Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell

Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman

Former Minnesota Sen. David Durenberger

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson

Former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber

Former Maryland Rep. Connie Morella

Former Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays

Former government officials in GOP administrations

Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage

Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft

Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge

Former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte

Former Treasury Secretary Carlos Gutierrez

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Carla Hills

Former Reagan spokesman Doug Elmets


Bill Kristol

Erick Erickson

George Will

Business leaders and donors

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson

ATT executive Jim Cicconi

Koch Industries executives Charles and David Koch

Notable GOP operatives

Republican strategist Karl Rove

Sally Bradshaw, former aide to Jeb Bush

Maria Comela, former top aide to Chris Christie

Mark Salter, former chief of staff to John McCain

I have held on to my 10 -yr old computer for as long as I can-- questions re buying next one.

I am totally not computer literate, (69 years old - and altho I know people older than myself who are - I am not) and have no grand-kids to ask for help.

So some questions (and if you need more info, just ask. I may not be supplying enough info.)

1. My present, about to be ex, is a desk-top, dell, XP.
I have been very happy with it and would gladly keep it another 10 years, but as you can imagine-- it is able to do very little these days.

I want another desk-top.
I THINK I have no choice except to get Windows -10, is that right?
I am very fearful of learning something so different from XP.

2. What are the chances if I go into a store and just buy a desk-top which meets my $ requirements - that I will do OK?
Do I really have to do a lot of research?

I have a computer guy who has helped me a lot with this computer,
I have thought about asking him to help me buy a new one- but he charges $40.00/hour, and I'm not even sure what I'd be asking him.

any and all feed-back appreciated.


25,000 Dalits protest attacks against them

I find this interesting.. I have not heard of protests before, altho there may well have been- they certainly don't make the news here.

"India low-caste Dalits protest over Gujarat attacks"

About 25,000 member of India's low-caste Dalit community have rallied in the western state of Gujarat in protest at attacks on their members.
Anger among Dalits has been mounting since four young men were stripped and beaten in public as they took a dead cow for skinning earlier this month.
Protesters pledged to boycott some of their traditional tasks, including the disposal of dead animals and manual cleaning of sewers.
Cows are considered sacred by Hindus.
Killing them is banned in Gujarat, although villagers said the animal that sparked the attack on the youths had died of natural causes.

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