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The Media Have Done Irreparable Damage To The Country

For the past two years, a large swath of the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan groupthink. Perhaps it was Watergate envy, or bitterness over Donald Trump’s victory, or antagonism towards Republicans in general—or, most likely, a little bit of all the above. But now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian collusion, it’s clear that political journalists did the bidding of those who wanted to delegitimize and overturn Trump’s election.

While bad behavior from partisan sources should be expected, the lack of skepticism from self-appointed unbiased journalists has been unprecedented. Any critical observer could see early on that Trump-era partisan newsroom culture had made journalists susceptible to the deception of those peddling expedient stories. Our weekly bouts of Russia hysteria all sprung from one predetermined outcome: the president was in bed with Vlad Putin.

The natural disposition of journalists—even opinion journalists—should be skepticism. Like him or not, the notion that the president of the United States, a wealthy showman who’s been in the limelight for decades, and ran one of the most chaotic major political organizations in history, had been secretly conspiring with Russia to steal a 50-state election should immediately have been deemed too good to be true by any decent journalist.

Yet once-respectable, if biased, mainstream outlets churned out one deceptive and faulty stories on the matter after the next. Even when corrected, these many debunked pieces helped foster an environment that allowed the Big Myth to fester.


I know that I do not believe anything I read that is presented as real news without sourcing it out. Mr. B and I like to parse out the bias in the stories...What is the main objective they are trying to pass off as legitimate...

Everybody needs a friend like 50

Wouldn't it be great if we could all be like #50?

Toyota adds 450 new jobs at Huntsville motor plant

A major expansion announced Thursday by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama will create 450 new jobs in Huntsville and push its all-time investment in the plant past $1 billion.

The motor plant, located in North Huntsville Industrial Park and separate from the under-construction Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA facility, is making its largest hiring increase in the history of the plant that broke ground in 2001. About 1,800 people will work at the plant after the new expansion.


Average salary of assemblers is $18.00 entry level. Not bad for N. Alabama...

Dating today...

So glad I don't date anymore...In my 20's, I would have told this dude to f off...I would love to see what this guy looks like to see if he meets the criteria that he sets...What's funny is that he tells her that she needs get hair extensions, and then says that she wears too much makeup...

And I did not kiss on the first date either...My husband later told me that it made him want to go out with me even there Luke James!!!

question regarding social security and the budget

How can Trump call for cuts in Social Security? I've always been under the impression that it is independent of the budget as it is supposed to be funded by our payroll taxes. I know Congress can tweak the age requirements, but I thought payments were independent of this....I ask because Trump has asked for cuts in Social Security and Medicare in his budget requests for Congress.

I admit to not being knowledgeable about this.

Can someone clarify? Thanks!

(please no snark. This is a sincere request for information)

I am sick of the weather

Rain rain and more rain. Tornadoes. We were at the movies today and had to get in the hall because of a tornado warning.

High winds here now. I heard a tree pop in the woods behind the house. Ground is saturated and the winds are picking up. Flooding everywhere.

Round two in a couple of hours.

Y’all stay safe tonight.

Huntsville ranks 3rd in Most High-Tech Jobs

The analysis was made by 24/7 Wall Street, saying the Rocket City has almost 4,000 aerospace engineers. That’s more than any other major metro area in the United States. The most common STEM job in the city was aerospace engineer with an average salary of $80,483 for all tech jobs.

Huntsville has a rich history in aerospace engineering, as NASA’s Saturn V rockets were constructed there in 1960s.


But hear this,,,,Alabama is a terrible place to live...We don't have running water, we marry our sisters and we are backwards....PLEASE don't move

Seriously, it's a secret about how awesome Huntsville and North Alabama is...It is totally underrated.

Y'all have a great day!

The destruction of a tornado

Someone shared pictures of the devastation from yesterday...Looking at these, I wonder that more people did not die...This makes me wonder if it will be classified as an EF5. Video of it looks like a 4, but the

More at the link...

Lee county tornado

death toll at 24 so far...

Footage of one of the tornadoes yesterday...tornado seen about 5 minutes in...looks like a 3 or 4

The Salvation army is there to help, so if you care to donate, they are the first I know of. I'm sure the Red Cross is there too.

This is down near Auburn.

Edit to add donation information:

Opelika Animal Hospita:l 334-749-2025-They have offered to board all displaced animals at no cost.

FBC of Opelika: Just include "disaster relief" in the memo

The Church of the Highlands: please text the word “response” to 74000 to opt-in for updates on opportunities to get involved.

Life South is the blood bank in the area

Red Cross is there as well.

Advancements in DNA

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.

A photo of a smiling Linda O'Keefe has hung for years on the wall of the police department in Newport Beach, reminding investigators to keep pressing forward on cold cases like hers.

More than four decades later, authorities in Southern California said Wednesday that a Colorado man has been arrested and charged with killing her in 1973. The announcement came the same day authorities said they charged a man with killing an 11-year-old boy near Los Angeles in 1990.

In Linda's case, authorities said they got a hit last month from a genealogical database that matched a DNA sample taken when her body was found strangled in a ditch a day after she went missing. Increasingly, investigators have found a powerful tool in databases made up of DNA samples submitted by people seeking to learn about their ancestry.

___this is interesting science...I wonder how many people who think they got away with it will be arrested in the future? When people upload their DNA sequence into a public database, the police can look at it as well as anyone searching for family members, is my understanding. I don't even think they have to have a warrant.
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