….for crying out loud…..peeking …..at leaking?………….

HOLD ........this is like playing pin the tail on the donkey..........with a Real Donkey............ Justin Sullivan/Getty The leaks won’t stop There’s a solution, but they’re not going to like it. The Trump administration can sure try. It can make a renewed effort to identify and punish leakers in intelligence agencies — something Attorney General Jeff … Continue reading ….for crying out loud…..peeking …..at leaking?………….

….should The government be able to block Facebook from telling people about government’s searches of their Facebook account?

  HOLD Government Should Not Be Able to Block Facebook From Telling People About Searches By Vera Eidelman, William J. Brennan Fellow, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project JULY 7, 2017 If the government wants to search your Facebook account—snooping through everything from your posts, photographs, and videos to your private messages, check-ins, likes, and … Continue reading ….should The government be able to block Facebook from telling people about government’s searches of their Facebook account?

……Ending the Ronald Reagan lie….

.....ending the Reagan lie....or  By Jeffrey D. Sachs     As they return from the July Fourth break, the Republican leadership is twisting in agony on the Obamacare repeal and it couldn’t happen to a more miserable bunch. President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell have been trying to jam through … Continue reading ……Ending the Ronald Reagan lie….

…….before anybody gets carried away with this particular GOP Ken doll…….

......and in this Fun Facts Edition of Who Is This?.. new .....candidate....for FBI Director?....Christopher Wray ....and where have we heard that name before?..... This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The director is a critically important … Continue reading …….before anybody gets carried away with this particular GOP Ken doll…….

…..Justice Department official walks away in disgust……

....You'd think we'd be hearing more about Hui Chen... One of the Justice Department’s top corporate crime watchdogs has just resigned, saying she can’t work for Trump or the administration anymore due to their highly questionable conduct. Hui Chen has worked for the Justice Department ever since 2015 and has been in charge of enforcing criminal … Continue reading …..Justice Department official walks away in disgust……

The Do’s & Don’t of Ticks

…..exceptionally important info regarding tics…… always a great read…..w

Tails Around the Ranch

Summertime and the living is…downright buggy. We’re playing outdoors, taking hikes and just generally being outside more frequently which increases our chance of a tick encounter. Blech! I HATE those nasty things. Here’s some info I recently found in Dogs Naturally Magazine that might keep your fur-iend just a wag safer.

According to experts, ticks…those creepy crawly bugs that transmit diseases, are expected to be particularly bad this year and may be expanding their range to epidemic numbers in some areas. The good news is (if you can consider anything associated with ticks as being ‘good’), most tick-borne diseases aren’t usually transmitted immediately so if they are removed within 36 hours, changes are good your pet is not likely to be infected. Whew!

Ticks in Dogs

[All images shown here are courtesy of Dogs Naturally Magazine]

Finally, American canine hepatozoonosis (ACH) (Hepatozoon canis, Hepatozoon americanum is an emerging but rare…

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