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Gender: Female
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

Retired Mental Health/Sub. Abuse therapist, happily moldering in "Maycomb", 2 notches from the buckle of the Bible Belt. One cat away from being called crazy.

Journal Archives

I am watching the NYT interactive of the Pres. Candidates

Very helpful ,well put together of the same list of questions asked of each candidate, very short replies, about 2 minutes max.


IMHO...Warren and Buttigieg both are extremely intelligent, very on top of the issues, have plans they have thought thru, give specific answers to questions. Buttigieg answers and succinct yet clear, Warren's more detailed.
they would make a hell of a team.

and why did Biden not participate, wonder.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DHS report on the concentration camps:

This DHS report is dated May 30 2019, and covers just ONE area of the many "detainee" sites.

severe overcrowding

A cell with a maximum capacity of 12 held 76 detainees
a cell with a maximum capacity of 8 held 41 detainees
a cell with a maximum capacity of 35 held 155 detainees

Border Patrol agents told us some of the detainees had been held in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks.

We also observed staff discarding all other detainee property, such as backpacks, suitcases, and handbags, in the nearby dumpster.

We are concerned that overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety not just of the detainees, but also DHS agents and officers.

With limited access to showers and clean clothing, detainees were wearing soiled clothing for days or weeks.

We also observed detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space, thus limiting access to the toilets.
Border Patrol agents told us some single adults had been held in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks

Although CBP headquarters management has been aware of the situation at PDT for months and detailed staff to assist with custody management, DHS has not identified a process to alleviate issues with overcrowding.

Link to the report:

(Pics in the report)

George Taki:.yes, they are concentration camps. I was in 2 of them in WW2.


Report on the condition of the refugees in the camps..it's horrifying

this Jonathan Katz's thread about conditions in the camps.He also links to the May 30th Homeland seciurity Report which covers actual conditions. Free down load.

Katz's thread, here:https://twitter.com/KatzOnEarth/status/1141154299826855936
There are an incredible number of lies people are trying to sell today to get people to look away from Trump's concentration camps. Let's dispense with one of the big ones: the idea that they can't be camps because the conditions inside are fine. That's a lie. People are dying.

You need cattle cars to fit your definition? How about this IG report from May that found detainees are packed so tightly into rooms that they have to stand on toilets to breathe. One cell with a capacity of 8 held 41 detainees. A cell built for 35 held 155.

Here's the Craigs List ad paying 100.00 for people to attend the rally

guys, I posted the wrong pic. I meant to click on this one, which I thought was a clever parody of the known craigslist rally ads of the past.


I learned something interestng about trump today

And I think it actually makes sense...

Using the "tell the FBI" issue as an example...

His response to that question has changed several times, including what he said to G.P. during various parts of the interview..

He wouldn't tell the FBI
He "might tell the FBI
maybe he would, maybe he wouldn't
he'd have to see the information before deciding maybe to tell the FBI
No point in telling the FBI, they are incompetent
It didn't matter because any information is "oppo research" ( we all know someone gave him that phrase in between interview settings)

He does this a lot..different versions of something he sez...

because he is "reading the room", so he gives one answer to a question or makes a statement, if it gets blow back he changes the statement a bit, tests the water again, then again if necessary.

Note that he hasn't strayed from the main issue of "telling the FBI", he has just changed his answer several times, and seems to be sticking...now...to "oppo research".

I've been shoving a lot of reading on the web into my brain and now cannot recall where I got the "reading the room" idea, but it seems to fit.

Dunno...whadda think?

It begins...a call for impeachment in the House

He would not tweet this unless Pelosi had approved. On a Saturday night yet. The number of likes will tell them how strong support is for impeachment, so if you are on twitter, ....


Remember trump: "I'm not gonna take a salary, I will give it to charity"

How much you wanna bet that Charity was the trump foundation ?

So, all the Target stores computers/registers down nation wide

sez the twitter. With reports of shoppers standing in long ling long lines.
Which seems dumb.

funny tweets, tho.

If you have info different than this, pls. tell me.

Here's something interesting about the tanker blow ups

Mentioned in a newsletter called the Hustle..

After Gulf of Oman oil-splosions, buyers start eyeing Texas’ fossil juice

Yesterday, mysterious explosions rocked 2 oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, clogging up a crucial oil supply route.
Although US authorities blamed Iran, details are still hazy. But what’s clear is that oil prices rose more than 3% as concerns mounted.
Why is the Gulf of Oman so important
The gulf’s Strait of Hormuz is a route for ⅓ of the world’s oil -- so disruptions cause mayhem in the markets.
Yesterday’s attacks -- which came after 4 other attacks in the area on May 12 -- suggest continued volatility, a problem for anyone who buys Middle Eastern hydrocarbons.

Texas just got really important
Now, with 2 of the world’s largest oil-producing regions -- Venezuela and the Middle East -- in chaos, Texas’ booming Permian basin region is suddenly a crucial point of stability in global oil markets.

Shares in US oil operations spiked significantly yesterday in response to the volatility in the market.
Most oil buyers won’t abandon their existing suppliers… yet. But if conditions continue to deteriorate, lots of global oil junkies are going to start lining up on Texas’ dusty doorstep.
( 2nd article on page, but above is entire thing)

who do we know in Texas oil who also is connected to trump and/or the Russians?
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