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life...or something like it...

Another poster asked where all the posters have gone??? This site has been pretty unreliable for awhile. I am not complaining, because I don't pay anything for it...I've been hanging out at 5hide..It's a decent site. Blue has done a great job setting it up, and I am sure it will grow. Plus, there is a daily trivia game...competition is fierce...

Also, my boy graduates today....What a milestone. He is currently looking for a job and will start at the local community college in January. We are waiting until January to give him a chance to work and get used to that and then add schooling. Not sure what he will be taking, but he kind of liked the HVAC that he took in high school or maybe exploring CNC work.. He is still taking driving lessons and I hope he gets his license soon. The vocational rehab in my state is where he is receiving services, and the students are held to a much higher standard than an ordinary driver's ed class. He is still seizure free...This has been a great year for him. He's glad to be done because he hated was a chore, but he's nervous as well, because change and the unknown are scary. Anyway, y'all have a great day!

People can't find themselves on a map..a fireside chat...

When severe weather threatens, meteorologists use maps to show where storms are located and where they’re headed. They want their audiences to know if they’re in the path of the storm.

But research has shown a substantial percentage of people can't place themselves on a map, a potential problem if a tornado or violent storm is bearing down on their location.

James Spann, chief meteorologist for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, addressed this problem head-on in a “fireside chat” on social media Sunday, after severe storms ripped across the state. He tactfully urged his viewers to acquire this basic skill.

We we in the middle of our spring tornado season here in the South...It's been a little more active than in years past...It always amazes me that people don't know elementary geography. Geography can save can live and die by the polygon on the map(James Spann fans will know what I am talking about). It's kind of sad that people can't find their house, or even their city or county on a map.

If you live in a storm prone area, you have to know this stuff. I know they still teach least, they do in my state. It's a fourth grade subject. Also, most people can't tell what is north, south, east or west. If our phone dies, GPS doesn't work...

Y'all have a great day...

Flea meds for dogs

What do you all use for flea treatment for your doggies? I’ve been using bravecto, which works great, but I’m concerned about the seizure side effects. My Harley has had an episode that mr b and I thought could be seizurly, so I don’t want to take any chances.

Frontline is an appetizer for the we don’t really know what to get.



HudsonAlpha scientists make discovery that helps patients with developmental disabilities

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have connected a variation in a particular gene with neurodevelopmental disorders.

The findings will help families around the world get a better diagnosis for their impacted loved ones.

Researchers in Greg Cooper’s lab have uncovered how changes to a particular gene give rise to developmental disabilities.

They've linked developmental delay and intellectual disability (DD/ID) to variations in the BRSK2 gene with the help of a social media platform used by geneticists all over the world.

"This is an important discovery in terms of our basic understanding on how genes work and how genes can shape our health. Also for the particular families that are involved, and that includes the families that we've worked with on this study and also there's likely to be many other families out there that will eventually be tested and be found to have this same condition," explained Greg Cooper, PhD, faculty investigator.

“They can now get a more accurate and precise clinical diagnosis for what can, in many cases, be very significant medical challenges in terms of how a child develops and progresses,” he added.

Cooper's team recently published a paper in the American Journal of Human Genetics associating genetic variation in a gene called BRSK2 with neurodevelopmental disorders. They put together enough cases to make the link by assembling a cohort of affected individuals through a website called GeneMatcher, a social media platform for genetics.


Fantastic news.

Mount Rushmore

I'm planning my trip out west and came upon this gem....holy cow...and these people breed and vote

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?

Dog the Bounty hunter

Dog and his crew are out in my area...looking for a guy..It's HILARIOUS! They are filming and everything. He got the cops called on him and then got stuck in somebody's yard because of all the rain we've had. They are looking for a guy named Brad Houser. And they are not going to get him either...This is not Hawaii...this is redneck central...I did find out that Leland lives in Huntsville now and runs a bail bond business here...

Y'all have a great weekend!

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!!!
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