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Life in these United States

For the first time in a long time, I have bees in my yard....little bitty bees....This makes me so happy...For years, no bees. Not a one. Yellowjackets and hornets that will sting you and chase you, but not one of the sweet little bees... We do have a few people in my area that have started bee keeping...The world is going to hell, but we have bees again...

oh, and this happened today....

I feel bad for the world he will live in as an adult. He is at the cusp of adulthood...He has overcome so much to get here, and the world is going to hell....but we have bees...and that gives me hope...

What's for supper?

We had pizza tonight....I just did not feel like cooking...We had a family reunion yesterday and I made a lot of food...getting ready to make 5 double layer cakes this week. A woman in our community lost her battle with brain cancer and her husband is currently battling cancer. They need a lot of financial help. My church was approached by their church to do a fundraiser, so we are having a benefit singing Saturday night. I am going to make 5 cakes and auction them off. Hope we raise a lot of money...

So what did yall have?

Facebook is coming to Huntsville

Today, we are excited to be in Huntsville to announce our newest data center. As a growing tech hub, Huntsville seemed like a natural fit for Facebook. The site, located in Northern Huntsville, is shovel-ready and allows us to break ground this year. It also provides reliable access to renewable energy, strong local infrastructure, a great set of community partners, and very importantly, an outstanding pool of talent.

This 970,000 square foot facility will host many of the videos, photos, and news articles you see on your Facebook feed every day. And once it becomes operational in 2020, it will help us continue to provide a great experience for people here in Alabama and people around the world.


Should bring about 100 jobs, not to mention all the construction jobs and what not....I have to say that I am SUPER surprised that Facebook would come down here to racist, Bible thumpin, KKK Alabama...(sarcasm for those that don't know...I love the south and am a proud, Bible thumping Southerner)

End of an era

One of my favorite sites is shutting down.

I started reading that site back when it was known as Hollywood halfwits around 2003 or so. It’s a site like this is. They are shutting down the 17th. Cost is way too much and it looks like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit took the audience and those are free sites.

It’s a sad day. Frankly, I’m surprised this site stays up. It can’t generate much revenue. I imagine it will go too, one day.

Anyway, y’all have a great day!!

Who buys trafficked children? Not who you think

This project began with a question: Who buys a 15-year-old child for sex?

The answer: Many otherwise ordinary men. They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse.

They’re in all walks of life,” a 17-year-old survivor from the Midwest, trafficked when she was 15, said about the more than 150 men who purchased her in a month. “Some could be upstanding people in the community. It was mostly people in their 40s, living in the suburbs, who were coming to get the stuff they were missing.”

ECPAT International researchers found that the great majority of men who pay to exploit children are opportunists. They don’t set out specifically to buy sex with a child, but neither do they walk away when faced with the temptation.

Survivors I interviewed reported similar experiences. One of them, exploited when she was 15, said only two men turned and left the motel room when they saw how young she was. Even those two didn’t notify police about the ongoing abuse of a child.

More than 100 other men who paid to have sex with her stayed. “They just didn’t care” about her age, she said.

In a room full of sex buyers, enrolled in a court-ordered program in Seattle, I asked: “Do you ever think about the life stories of the girls and women you purchased?”

The men appeared uncertain about how to answer. Then a former once-a-week buyer, arrested for attempting to purchase sex from a police officer posing as a 15-year-old girl, said, “I don’t want to know how the sausage is made.”

A piece of meat. A commodity to be consumed.

Not a child. Not a life.


It's a long read, but it is truly eye opening...I had no idea...I always thought people who bought children were the pervs, but it doesn't seem to be so....

Halloween 2018 official trailer

Yeah!!! I CANNOT wait to see this movie!!!

My boy

This summer, my boy is participating in a job exploring program through the vocational rehab in my state. It’s a fantastic program that’s open to kids who have an IEP, 504 or have a disability. They also help adults with disabilities. He has school in the morning where they teach them how to look for a job, money management, interview skills, confidence building and so on. They then go to a local company and work in the afternoon. They have a job coach/mentor that is there with them. This week he has been working with habitat for humanity. He says he doesn’t like it, but he does.

I complain a lot about the government and waste, but this seems to be a good program. It helps people who want to work, but need a little help in that area. I wish this type of program could be open to others. It could potentially get thousands of people to a state of independence where they would not need government assistance. There are many people who want independence but lack the resources to achieve that. Something like this could help them. Maybe it’s available in other states, but not here in my state that I am aware.

Anyway, this is my summer. Y’all have a good day!

I think I am a snowflake

Am I the only one bothered by vulgarity? I can’t stand the f word, g d, and now the c word. I don’t say those words. No one I know says those words, Except on social media, where they’re everywhere. I overlook it, but dang.

I was brought up by a Pentecostal, southern grandma and you DID NOT speak like that. The men may have, but not in front of the women or the pastor. Lye soap is NASTY.

Oh well. Y’all have a good weekend. I’m going to unplug from social media and tv for the weekend. Maybe this will be done by then

Stay safe!

art in the summer

I've really been working on my photography the last few months....I'm waffling between green and grit...

Roseanne debacle

What I really hate about this whole thing is that hundreds of crew members, who make MUCH less than the cast, have lost their jobs.

When you are in a leadership position, you have to really be careful the face you put on in public. She should not have said what she said. It was in poor taste. She was dropped. That was a consequence of running her mouth. Yes, many others have said worse, but two wrongs do not make a right.

Now, not only will she reap the consequences, so will many others who just work for her and in no way have the same mindset as she does. She's rich. This won't matter to her in the big picture. Any publicity is good publicity...but for those working crews...This could be devastating.

Those people are the ones that will pay for this.
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