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Animae C (509)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 12:57 am
Yes the advantage of notebooks/laptops, you can take them to bed with you, which i'm not sure is such a good thing!

Thanx Lynn

Gloria p (304)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 4:38 am
I think the stand at your desk all day movement sucks but once in a while it's more comfortable to stand. Maybe Santa should bring you a laptop or tablet. Or perhaps that dragon software where you speak and it types would be helpful?

The jerks that beat up Latino homeless man do not love our country and they are not trying to make it great again. They just like being violent.

When a presidential candidate uses the phrase "roughed up" how can you even converse with his supporters?

While watching the San Bernadino news yesterday I noticed how parched the ground is there. I know it's way south and close to Nevada. I haven't been to California in a million years so what do I know?

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 5:19 am
Sorry to hear about your back and knee problems causing you so much pain when sitting too long. And I bet the reports kept you busy for for quite a while. I hope you've finished with them soon. My personal experience with a laptop is that when you do a lot of typing then the best way to use it is in an upright position, and that's not very different from sitting upright in a chair. Any other position tires your arms and shoulders rather quickly or cuts out too much circulation. I rather spend my money on a really good adjustable chair which takes off much of the strain on my back.

Alternet: Whether it's rallying their "Christian" followers against Muslims or Planned Parenthood, or their white base against Black Lives Matter or illegal immigrants, the Republican party has success with its fascist approach to everything that is "not them". It works, they're heard and the dead and injured are multiplying. As true fascists they throw any responsible far from them and blame it all on the other group that is next: the libruls.
Alternet is right in claiming that the Republican Party has become the largest hate group in America, but they've been that for a while and went public with it when they refused to accept a democratic majority decision in the form af the first black president. And in the past seven years their hatred of a black president and underlying racism has been allowed to grow and spread and the Republican party has since then stepped into the realms of fascism.
For the past few years I, as an outsider, have always thought that the populism the Republican Party used to cater to its base was rooted in the most un-American ideology despite its outward appearance. I had hoped that any Republican with any sense would leave the party behind and the number of registered Republicans would decrease dramatically. But either the two party system works against this or – and that is the scariest of all – the un-American has become the very-American: loudmouthed/foulmouthed, xenophobic, racist, pseudo-Christian, violent, dumb and completely divorced from reality. This is the America that Faux News and many other mainstream media present to its viewers and the world and this is the America Republican candidates for the presidency present to the country and the rest of the world. Fact is the Republicans have the majority in Congress and fact is there are many more red than blue states. Dare I conclude that this is what America has become?

The way the Republicans negate climate change in the face of 150 countries (aka the rest of the world) embracing the idea that this is the last chance we can stop things from becoming worse, and are even trying to derail the Paris talks, only underlines what I said above. America is big and America is still rich compared to others, but there will come a time when the rest of the world may think it's better of without America and start to look for other leaders to follow. And this may be happening right now in Paris.

Pat B (356)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 6:23 am
AlterNet: The Clowns have a large following, spreading their xenophobia, lies, callous hatred, and embracing this as truth. When will they wake up to see the violence it's caused?

The Nation: Excellent article, passing on to my friends to read. Though I doubt most won't. sigh.....

DB: One can just look out in my town to see the effects of climate change/global warming. 2 floods/massive fires that have displaced a couple hundred folks here and ruined the forests. Add that to other states, it multiplies. Add that to other countries, and the number is in the millions. This can't be ignored any longer. Yes, Mr. Sanders is spot on saying that this a National Security Threat. Of course, the ID's are in constant denial, and say/do what's good for them, and not for the people.

My Universe: How cute! While my cat thinks my hair is odd, she loves my toes. When I move them, she pounces on them, (socks or not). Makes for cheap, yet fun entertainment. Use a doughnut t cushion, when sitting, I have one, and it's sure does help with the pain of sitting. They are fairly reasonable in price too. Enjoy your day. Thanks, Lynn.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 6:24 am
Excellent videos. All 3 videos are worth watching and listening. They give a more broader scope of the realities of climate Change for the World. Recommended.

Be sure to watch Amy Goodman's show "Democracy Now!" as she broadcasts from the Paris Climate Summit 2015. Amy has many guests and conducts interviews with people from all over the world. You will not find these interviews, stories in mainstream medias.


Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 6:27 am
Trump AKA Mr. Fascist Basy*rd Extrodinaire......A truly VILE, hateful, souless, walking, vomit spewing piece of sh*t. Maybe even worse than Mr. Fascism 101 Rmoney Romney.

The Nation.....A*FRIKKEN*MEN!!!!!!!!

Daily Beast .... Another A*frikken*men. I am beginning to believe that the FFBB's truly WANT a Third World War, Population dieoff, and AAAAAARRRRRRRRRMAGGEDDON all rolled into one so what's left, they can rule over and control with an iron fist. The last henious acts of a dying Empire. I know I will do another lifetime for this but.....I truly now HATE them, all of them, blanket hate, for anyone who calls themselves 'Republican', 'Tea Partier', 'Conservative' or a 'Fundamentalist Christian'. Dawg forgive me, I do. I have tried not to, I have tried to understand where they are coming from, I have tried to give them a 1st Amendment pass.....I just cannot do it anymore.

LOL on the Cat Spit hair dressing......try Mastiff Facials....really great for the How well I know.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 7:55 am
Cute "My Universe" and comment.
Puzzle 5:08 (Avg - 5:31)

Joanne D (37)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 8:21 am
5:49 (5:31) Lots of symmetry!

If it's any consolation, a laptop doesn't work a bit better for me. Au contraire. I still have to put it on a table, and I have no control over the (much smaller) monitor height. But you may have more lap than I do.

AlterNet - And the suckers are being suckered in, just as they were in the 1930s. It is both disgusting and terrifying. They had better hope that when the powers get to them, there is someone left to speak for them. But I doubt it.

The Nation - Been saying this for years. Just not so well, which is why Max Berger is published and I am not. They are not afraid of what black Americans, women, Hispanics, etc. are going to do. they are afraid of what they would do if they were in their place.

Daily Beast - Climate change is a threat, not just to national security, but to every living thing. Apparently it is too big for deniers to see it. Now if it were the size of Godzilla, they might. Meantime, Bernie does see it and speaks eloquently. Would there were more.

Universe - I no longer have my live-in hairdressers. But at least I don't buy expensive things from TV.

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 12:55 pm

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 1:31 pm
Of course there are advantages and disadvantages to everything. A lap top would allow me to stand at the kitchen counter for example which is higher than the desk. But it would also allow me to sit too. I can't see me using it in bed very often . . . I much prefer my furballs there! I think it might be time to talk to my computer expert, TC.

Thanks Lona. The back especially, but also the knee, have been long time issues that have created pain for years and affected my ability to get around. However physio has greatly reduced the level of pain so I continue with the physio. I am inclined to think that the "un-American has become the very-American: loudmouthed/foulmouthed, xenophobic, racist, pseudo-Christian, violent, dumb and completely divorced from reality" at least as far as the volume goes. But there is still hope, especially with Bernie sounding off.

Pat, when it comes to toes, my furballs see them as prey and jump on them, claws out. I prefer the kitty "head rubs" as it does not hurt and it stimulates the brain. A Care2 friend called it CLBST (CAT LICK BRAIN STIMULATION THERAPY).

Glad you enjoyed the vids Jim. It was their broader scope that appealed to me.

Terrie, you crack me up! Glad I could provide some blood pressure relief with the Cat Spit hair dressing. As to facials, my Winnie also provides facials and hey, I don't need to pluck my eyebrows because he takes care of that too!

Amen to more Bernies JD.

Thanks everyone!

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 2:16 pm
Alternet/Nation: White fear, and insecurity, the same things that are involved in the increased death rate among blue collar Americans, including suicide, drive the attacks, verbal, and physical, on black, and muslims.  Howad Zinn wrote, very clearly, about how putting others down can make even the lowliest of the sociologically low feel better about themselves.  It's a dangerous game of one-upsmanship!  

Berniae and global warming: One of the most recent idiocies to come from Hairball was his tireade against Pres. Obama for spending time nd energy on the Paris talks.  What a POS!  Like, what, if he becomes president, he'll be a "One Note Johnny" pushing nothing but xenophobia, unable to deal with more than one issue at a time?  "Yeah, that's the ticket," as the comedian used to say.

DB: The continuing litany of imbecility coming from the right, and their inability to connect any dots, except, perhaps, in their portfolios, is astounding!

"The Hippy Dippy Weatherman," stoped doing weather forcasts, he said, because he realized that they were always the same, as I recall, "it's always changing, and changing again," or something like that. well, for the politicians of the right, it is also "always the same, " just the words that express the idiocy change, not the idiocy!

Lynn, I hope you feel better!  In general, when one can, stnding is btter for us than sitting.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 2:24 pm
I love my laptop Lynn. Hopefully you will be able to get one in the future. Thank you very much for sharing the articles with us.

Sheila D (28)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 3:13 pm
Hope you get your laptop soon, Lynn. Love the kitties; yes, I have one who loves sleeping in my hair.
Too bad Trump can't be arrested for inciting these people to violence. And then he just brushes it off like it's no big deal.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday December 4, 2015, 9:32 pm
Thanks everyone!

Nita L (127)
Saturday December 5, 2015, 10:48 am
Thank you Lynn.

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