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dixiegrrrrl's Journal
dixiegrrrrl's Journal
January 12, 2023

Thank all of you for your well wishes.

Mr. Dixie spent most of Dec. in & out of hospital for a recurring problem. His 3rd trip in was Christmas Day. He is still in hospital. That stay included double pneumonia on top of a collapsed lung.
Then I got pneumonia. So for 3 days we were one room apart in the same ICU.
ON day 4 he was transferred to a larger hospital in Pensacola, had a Cat Scan where a tumor was identified.
Unnamed tumor was "too close to his heart" to open chest to fix lung. So they used a laperscope ( I don't know correct name for it)..tube and cameras...to fix the " holes" in his lung. Had no idea there were holes, plural.
I came home 2 days ago.
He is still in hospital, very weak and tired, but breathing is easier he said.
He also said "they" had managed to break "some ribs".

We are a 2 hour drive from Pensacola. Communicating via his smart phone and my tablete mail.

I blame it all on Trump.

November 9, 2022

Did anyone see this on their ballots??

There were city, county and state positions.
On most of the positions there was a Libertarian option, along with Repub/Dem. candidates.

Never have seen this before. Even when there was no Dem. choice, there was the other 2.

April 28, 2022

I need DU help to solve a (possible fraud) mystery

We go to the grocery store once a week, same day of week. get a load of groceries, spend about 140.00.
Pay with debit card, get a few bucks back. Regular as clockwork.

Come home, and I enter the receipt amount into the $$$ program on the computer, same day so I won't forget/lose receipt, whatever.
Bank statement comes middle of month, I balance the account.

This time I happened to notice a grocery store debit, on the same day, for TWO withdrawals. One was in amount I had entered, the other, 150.00, no receipt for.
I know for a fact it wasn't our shopping.

called the store, mentioned possible fraud, they instantly checked their till records, and said that sale was not in their records. Hmmm..

called the bank, told them...store,dates, no record at store.

They said to come in, and immediately said they would re-issue new card, and put the amount back into our account. ( good local bank).
So problem correctly solved.

except...WHO took the 150.00? How did it end up being on our statement when it did not show on the store totals?
the bank seemed not all that surprised, they had instant response, and they are not talking. Which I can understand for obvious reasons, that they don't wanna share security info.

But...any dear DU Sherlocks....who got the money, and how?....

March 12, 2022

Fantastic news source...

Global map which shows current/incidents. You can choose the country/areas.
Area settings are at top of map.

For instance, Ukraine


March 9, 2022

I'm picturing Lin Manual-Miranda writing the play about Ukraine..

And Zelensky having a dance number in it. He does have dance skills.

Too far fetched?
March 7, 2022

Finally found why Putin wants to have all the Ukraine.

Ukraine has enormous oil and gas fields,one by Crimea is ginormous, but Zelenskyy lacks resources to adequately tap them.
Plus, Crimea gets its water from Ukraine river,and when Putin invaded, Zelenskyy damned up the river to Crimea.

Russia gets half its money from selling gas and oil, Ukraine could become a huge seller if it were developed.
Now the big oil companies have pulled out, and Nordstream pipeline has been blocked.
Obviously the oil companies are anxious to help Zelenskyy make boatloads of money for his country. And he IS a rich business man,after all.

Lots of reasons given for the invasion,but nothing clicks like fuel and water wars.

In video, here:


March 2, 2022

Some Russian troops are surrendering or sabotaging vehicles rather than fighting:

WASHINGTON — Plagued by poor morale as well as fuel and food shortages, some Russian troops in Ukraine have surrendered en masse or sabotaged their own vehicles to avoid fighting, a senior Pentagon official said on Tuesday.

Some entire Russian units have laid down their arms without a fight after confronting a surprisingly stiff Ukrainian defense, the official said. A significant number of the Russian troops are young conscripts who are poorly trained and ill-prepared for the all-out assault. And in some cases, Russian troops have deliberately punched holes in their vehicles’ gas tanks, presumably to avoid combat, the official said.

The Pentagon official declined to say how the military made these assessments — presumably a mosaic of intelligence including statements from captured Russian soldiers and communications intercepts — or how widespread these setbacks may be across the sprawling battlefield. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss operational developments.

February 25, 2022

A few ways to help Ukrainians

from Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale. Author of "Our Malady," "The Road to Unfreedom," "On Tyranny," "Black Earth," "Bloodlands," and "Reconstruction of Nations"

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
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About dixiegrrrrl

Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.
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