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WordPress 4.3 and my iPhone

I’m glad everyone is so giddy about the new WordPress OS….

I’m NOT….

Why?

I CANNOT type in replys to my blogs posts on my iPhone plus…..

Can someone stop patting themselves on the back and fix the problem ?

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August 19, 2015 Posted by | Other Things | Leave a comment

N.B.A. Is checking Racial Comments from Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling…

…from the New York Times….

The N.B.A. has started an investigation into remarks attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after the release Friday night of an audio recording on TMZ.com in which a person TMZ identified as Sterling admonished a female friend to avoid being seen in public with black people.

Reaction around the league, whose players are predominantly African-American, was swift. The Clippers, who are in San Francisco for their first-round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors, held a team meeting late Friday, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. Magic Johnson, the former Lakers star and minority owner, said on Twitter that he would not attend a Clippers game as long as Sterling remained owner.

“We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ,” Mike Bass, the N.B.A’s executive vice president for communications, said in a statement. “The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information.”

In the audio recording, a person identified by TMZ as Sterling can be heard chiding a female friend, identified by the website as V. Stiviano, saying he was mad she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself and Johnson.

“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” Sterling is alleged to have said. He added later in the recording, referring to her Instagram postings, that “you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”

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This post from Politicaldog101…..

April 27, 2014 Posted by | Other Things | , , | Leave a comment

Texas closes the door or Abortion And poor Women’s Health Services….

Conservatives Republicans have got their way….

They’ve cut abortion AND poor women’s healthcare services ….

It WILL result is an INCREASE in children….

Those children will be American’s….

And just maybe down the road?

Those children will seal the fate of the Republicans…..

“Go to Mexico,” she said. “Go to Mexico – or stay pregnant.”

“If I hadn’t planned, I would have had at least 8 kids.”

MARLENA, 32, MOTHER OF FOUR
Marlena, 32, knew all about the raids on la pulga, because that’s where she used to buy her birth control. On a recent Wednesday, most of the women visiting the local San Juan Community Center, where Planned Parenthood has managed to keep open a once-weekly health clinic, had heard about the raids. Some of them said they had always been afraid to buy contraception there, because who knew how long the drugs had been sitting out in the sun?
Marlena said the drugs available at the flea market were just as good as those that her friends sometimes buy for her at pharmacies in Mexico. (She is undocumented.) The only trouble she has is finding someone to inject the Depo-Provera. “No one ever wants to do it,” she said. “They’re afraid of messing it up.”

Claudia, also 32, shook her head. “It’s better to be checked by a doctor,” she said. But she hadn’t seen a doctor since the birth of her youngest three years ago. She’d come to the clinic this time for a breast exam and a pap smear.

“If I hadn’t planned, I would have had at least eight kids,” said Marlena. The youngest of the four children she does have clambered at her feet. “But sometimes you have the money, and sometimes you don’t.” Her husband is a carpenter, and when it rains, there is little work.

It had taken both of them months of calling to get an appointment at the clinic. That Wednesday morning, a four-hour wait past the scheduled time to see the single nurse practitioner wasn’t a surprise. The women patiently juggled each other’s babies on their laps. Quiero cuidarme, they said of their need for birth control. I want to take care of myself.

Much as they’ve tried, they haven’t always been able to do that. One woman at the clinic has nine children. Both Claudia and Marlena want to get their tubes tied, but neither can afford it. “I’ve been on the waiting list for two years,” Marlena said.

In 2010, Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County, which covers much of the vast Rio Grande area, saw 24,000 patients, including at the San Juan center. Then came the Republican legislature.

“Sixty-six percent of the funds were slashed completely and given to other programs that don’t do family planning – worthwhile programs, but they’re not for women, especially not poor and uninsured women,” said Patricio Gonzalez, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County.
That funding cut was followed by state legislation, heralded by Gov. Rick Perry, intended to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving any public funds. The Hidalgo County affiliate had never provided abortions – in fact, public health experts estimate it had prevented between 1,000 and 1,500 abortions a year with its family planning services – but it was doomed by its connection to national Planned Parenthood and its willingness to make referrals to Whole Woman’s Health, the now-shuttered abortion clinic in town.

The family planning money that was left after the funding cuts was divided into three tiers that put Planned Parenthood and other explicitly-pro-choice providers at the very bottom, even though none of the funds were going to abortion services. The county health departments and federally qualified health centers that were supposed to replace Planned Parenthood are already overwhelmed by providing primary care, and they don’t specialize in family planning.

“They’ve destroyed the infrastructure we had here for healthcare,” said Gonzalez. “To cut out the family planning funds was a very cruel thing to do.”

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This post from Politicaldog101….

 

April 27, 2014 Posted by | Other Things | , , , | 4 Comments

Irrelevant Crap: The Best And Worst Of 2013

by Doctor RJ @ Daily Kos…..

I love lists. There’s something so human about trying to file, index, and number things. There’s an absurdity to it, but that’s half the fun. They’re either good lists that are interesting, or they’re terrible lists which provoke argument over what people feel are either an unwarranted inclusion or errant omission. So win-win. So let’s throw these topics on the table for discussion:

  • Best and Worst Films in 2013?
  • Best and Worst Television Shows in 2013?
  • Best and Worst in Music for 2013?

Looking back at pop-culture in 2013, it’s a hard year to categorize for having a prevailing trend that was significant across all genres. While there was a good amount of twerking, selfies, and hashtagging going on, some long-term trends in the various mediums continued. For example, in the music industry, the shift from retail sales to online digital downloads continued. However, overall sales of tracks and albums have been trending down, with some speculation that online streaming from music services like Pandora andSpotify may be responsible. Similar long-term shifts and trends can also be seen in other entertainment industries. Last week Daily Kos’ very own Susan Gardner (aka SusanG) recommended to me the book Viewing America: Twenty First-Century Television Drama by Christopher Bigsby, where one of the main themes is the shift of talent towards television as the entertainment medium to discuss serious issues through art. TV was once viewed as a “wasteland” where film actors, screenwriters, and directors would be taking a step down in their career to do a TV show. In fact, a lot of TV actors wanted to escape their television jobs to do “serious” work in movies. Fast forward to the present, and television is now seen as the place where stories can be given enough time to develop thoughtful analysis of characters, themes, and exhibit commentary on various societal and political issues. And the trend in movies since the 1980s is towards blockbusters that are largely either action films and/or family movies. Of the top 10 grossing films for 2013, 8 were either sequels or prequels, 6 could be categorized as action movies, and all of the top 5 were either animated, based on comic-book characters, or specifically intended for young adults/children. Follow beneath the fold for more …. Continue Reading

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, Projections, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Looking back at 2013…..Daily Kos

by Doctor RJ @ Daily Kos…..

I love lists. There’s something so human about trying to file, index, and number things. There’s an absurdity to it, but that’s half the fun. They’re either good lists that are interesting, or they’re terrible lists which provoke argument over what people feel are either an unwarranted inclusion or errant omission. So win-win.

So let’s throw these topics on the table for discussion:

  • Best and Worst Films in 2013?
  • Best and Worst Television Shows in 2013?
  • Best and Worst in Music for 2013?

Looking back at pop-culture in 2013, it’s a hard year to categorize for having a prevailing trend that was significant across all genres. While there was a good amount of twerking, selfies, and hashtagging going on, some long-term trends in the various mediums continued. For example, in the music industry, the shift from retail sales to online digital downloads continued. However, overall sales of tracks and albums have been trending down, with some speculation that online streaming from music services like Pandora andSpotify may be responsible.

Similar long-term shifts and trends can also be seen in other entertainment industries. Last week Daily Kos’ very own Susan Gardner (aka SusanG) recommended to me the book Viewing America: Twenty First-Century Television Drama by Christopher Bigsby, where one of the main themes is the shift of talent towards television as the entertainment medium to discuss serious issues through art. TV was once viewed as a “wasteland” where film actors, screenwriters, and directors would be taking a step down in their career to do a TV show. In fact, a lot of TV actors wanted to escape their television jobs to do “serious” work in movies. Fast forward to the present, and television is now seen as the place where stories can be given enough time to develop thoughtful analysis of characters, themes, and exhibit commentary on various societal and political issues. And the trend in movies since the 1980s is towards blockbusters that are largely either action films and/or family movies. Of the top 10 grossing films for 2013, 8 were either sequels or prequels, 6 could be categorized as action movies, and all of the top 5 were either animated, based on comic-book characters, or specifically intended for young adults/children.

Follow beneath the fold for more ….

Continue Reading

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, Projections, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Chick Fil A…..Corey….

mashable.com

The big pressing issue that is on everyone’s mind today is Chick Fil A. That is basically all that is being discussed.

Do government entities, such as politicians in Boston and Chicago have been suggesting this week, have the right to stop a business from operating, simply because they do not like a personal opinion held by the business owner? In this case, it is regarding the owner of Chick Fil A’s religious views opposing same sex marriage.

This is not at all a discrimination issue involving who the restaurant serves or hires but simply because the guy who founded the chain opposes gay marriage?

Whatever your view on the marriage issue, what these groups, and liberal politicians in Boston and Chicago have been saying this week should be quite abhorrent to anyone who claims to believe in tolerance and civil liberties.

Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after touching off a furor earlier this month.

Gay rights groups have called for a boycott, the Jim Henson Co. pulled its Muppet toys from kids’ meals, and politicians in Boston and Chicago told the chain it is not welcome there.

Across the Bible Belt, where most of the 1,600 restaurants are situated, Christian conservatives have thrown their support behind the Atlanta-based company, promising to buy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries next week on “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

The latest skirmish in the nation’s culture wars began when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” In a later radio interview, he ratcheted up the rhetoric: “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'”

That fired up gay rights advocates, including a group that waged a campaign against the company in recent years by publicizing $3 million in contributions that the Cathy family foundation has made to conservative organizations such as the Family Research Council….

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July 26, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Editorial, Food, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 6 Comments

Welcome to Plan B for the Politicaldog101…..

For those of you who follow the Dog…..

I’ve had to switch to plan B…..

The Hosted website has been down for 25 or so hours….

The site has grown by leaps and bounds…

And my effort to stuff as much info into the site has caused a problem…

The Home page has gotten slow to load…

Timing out the server I use from my host hostgator….

My webmaster seems to be busy….

so I’m wait for her to fix the issue so host gator will put the site back up….

I apologize to everyone for the problems…

And it seems it was NOT your url….

But MY host that caused the problems with the site….

We’ll use this as our Open thread…..

Again…

When  ever my webmaster should be able get this taken care of ….

I’ll switch back over …

jamesb…..

The Dog….

July 26, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Other Things, Updates | , , | 33 Comments

Immigration into the US by Country….

When we all talk about immigration….

These days Latino’s and Hispanic’s come to mind….

But that isn’t really the whole picture…

True the largest number IS from Mexico….

But…

On the whole that equals just a quarter of the total….

I’ve listed the numbers from wiki.

Place of birth for the foreign-born population in the United States
Top ten countries 2010 2000 1990
Mexico 11,711,103 9,177,487 4,298,014
China 2,166,526 1,518,652 921,070
India 1,780,322 1,022,552 450,406
Philippines 1,777,588 1,369,070 912,674
Vietnam 1,240,542 988,174 543,262
El Salvador 1,214,049 817,336 465,433
Cuba 1,104,679 872,716 736,971
South Korea 1,100,422 864,125 568,397
Dominican Republic 879,187 687,677 347,858
Guatemala 830,824 480,665 225,739
All of Latin America 21,224,087 16,086,974 8,407,837
All Immigrants 39,955,854 31,107,889 19,767,316

Source: 1990 and 2000 decennial Census and 2010 American Community Survey

 From Politicaldog101…..

June 18, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Family, Government, Law, Men, Other Things, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | | Leave a comment

The World Trade Center and Space Shuttle…..June 2012….

The Space Shuttle passes One World Trade Center -- which recently became the tallest building in New York City -- on its way to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum, where it will be on permanent display.

photo…The Port Authority of NY and NJ…..

from Politicaldog101 

June 17, 2012 Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Boats, Government, Media, Other Things, Space, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

One World Trade Center ….December 2011…..

 

File:1WTC DEC 23, 2011.jpg

Photo from Wiki.….

For an excellent photo History of the construction of One Wotld Trade Center click Here.….

This Post from Politicaldog101.Com…..

 

January 7, 2012 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Other Things, Updates | , | Leave a comment