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Liberal, gay, tree hugging activist whenever I can afford.

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Personal disaster in Calfornia's PG&E power shutoff

During the outage wednesday evening, this senior citizen had a senior moment. Resulting in a, well, ahem, cooking accident that totalled my trailer home of 20 years. Both me and the pup are okay, but as I was in the process of carpet shampooing, I had set the fire extinguisher away from the door to clean that area, so at the moment it was on the other side of the major blaze that set an office chair like a towering inferno. That job was on hold till the power came back on, so much for that now.
Now the local housing authority people are harassing me about moving the fire damaged unit by tomorrow. Lovely. I've already had to sacrifice my retirement account, got it coming FedEx overnight once Fidelity darn well decides they've made me jump enough hoops to get that. Now the local dump people want to charge me $2300 to dispose of the unit. OMG. Once again, nothing I can afford till the check comes.
Hopefully I can find temporary storage for the trailer till money for disposal, a new unit and all the hauling comes in.
By wednesday night this week, I'll be homeless sleeping in my car with the dog, again, because I cannot afford another night at the motel 666.
Shit happens. It's why I don't get attached to my "stuff". The old trailer made me a lot of money on travel work over the years, with so little to show for it. Seems every time I get on top, get in the green some new calamity comes along that knocks me all the way back down again. Job's got nothing on me, although I've never had thousands of animals nor currency... LOL

Space Farce

"We'll never be able to say we weren't warned"

This is from before Ttump got... ahem... "elected".

Ttump: "Hate has no place in Uhmericuh. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul.", from the pursed lips of the trophy winner of hateful presidents in our lifetimes.

Expect cloudy with twitterstorms mid Mercury Retrograde

Delerium Doofus Trump place/timed the Continental Army revisionist airports in the revolutionary war during pre-shadow phase.

Mueller's testimony is happening with Mercury retrograde at full speed relative backwards.
This could be a huge congress blunder or it could be another
Make America Grunt Again story.


I didn't catch this working the holidays! Go Colin!

If you click up the You Tube video comments on any of related to this story , whew, I've never seen the MAGA's so triggered!
Go, Colin!


A little tongue in cheek cult cinema for the millennials here

See here young ones, Republicans be like:
Nosferatu! They will bleed you dead!

More of why we call it Pride

50 years of freedom. Yet still oppressed.

This is why we call our march Pride.

Even in the face from Trumpism, Bolsonaro's rants, Idiotic preachers and pundits to still suprisingly evident childish sneers, jibes and violence.
We were born this way.

I'll be at SF Pride marching with my company contingent!

Considering the K-hole

PTSD, unipolar depression from extraordinary teen bullying, youth homelessness, survived a murder attempt by my father, widowed many years ago from the only soulmate who understood and cared.
I've lost count of the times I've been to therapists, taken useless rounds of SSRI's, MAOI's, I refuse ECT, that scares the hell out of me.
But reading lately about the new Ketamine therapy, and curious if anyone here has had it.

The wealthy elite increasingly recognises that the socioeconomic status quo in the US is unsustainab

CEO of JP Morgan Chase Jamie Dimon (ranked 1,717th) also noted earlier this year that: "A big chunk of [Americans] have been left behind [] Forty percent of Americans make less than $15 an hour. Forty percent can't afford a $400 bill, whether it's medical or fixing their car. Fifteen percent of Americans make minimum wages, 70,000 die from opioids."

Indeed, the growing impoverishment and despair that are plaguing our country are hard to miss. The US also has the highest rate of income inequality among Western nations, with the top one percent claiming 40 percent of US wealth in 2016, in contrast to a 25 to 30 percent share in the 1980s. According to the rather conservative estimates of the US Census Bureau, around 14 percent of the population or 45 million live in poverty. According to the UN, 8.5 million of them face extreme poverty and 5.3 million suffer in "Third World conditions of absolute poverty".

But in reality, many more Americans struggle to secure a dignified life for themselves and their families. A damning report published by the UN in 2018 found that: "High child and youth poverty rates perpetuate the intergenerational transmission of poverty very effectively, and ensure that the American dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion. The equality of opportunity, which is so prized in theory, is in practice a myth, especially for minorities and women, but also for many middle-class White workers."

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