What Happens if You Don't Claim Your Equifax Money?
Via: katrix • News & Politics • 13 Comments • 9 Likes • 6 months ago
“The settlement of up to $700 million includes as much as $425 million for individual compensation. With so many Americans affected, it's very...”
Was I affected? Read More The Equifax Data Breach Settlement website has a look-up tool where you can find out whether your data was compromised. How do I get the money? If you'd like to get 10 years of free credit monitoring -- or $125 if you already have ongoing credit...
More Eagle Cam Drama: Liberty abandons eggs, takes up with yet another male suitor
Via: katrix • News & Politics • 11 Comments • 2 Likes • 11 months ago
“Washington: The soap opera unfolding in an eagle nest 100 feet above D.C. took a sad turn Friday”
Bald eagle Liberty — whose longtime mate Justice flew the coop just a few days after she laid the first of two eggs this season — appears to have abandoned her eggs and left the nest in the company of another male eagle she was seen mating with. “There’s no possible way those eggs would hatch...
Maryland Bill Would Further Curb Police Use of DNA Database
Via: katrix • News & Politics • 58 Comments • 4 Likes • 11 months ago
“Legislation prohibiting searches of statewide databases for the purpose of identifying offenders through familial DNA already exists in Maryland,...”
We've probably all heard about how serial killers, such as the cop in CA, have been identified by their relatives submitting DNA samples to ancestry websites. Law enforcement is looking at those sites. The other day, a killer was targeted through a DNA database; he spit into a napkin at a...
Newstalkers Advice Column
By: katrix • Other • 100 Comments • last year
“If Dear Abby and Ann Landers (and Amy, Hax, Prudence, Dan) can do it, we can do it too!”
I like to read various advice columns; sometimes the answers are hilarious. So, I am starting one in here. I'll go first. Useful advice is appreciated, but humorous advice will be more entertaining. I have a friend, "Jenny." Jenny has a lot of good qualities, so I don't want to totally...
Collier's Junior Classics. and other stories
By: katrix • Readers, etc. • 9 Comments • 2 years ago
So, we have a new category .. for anyone who likes to read. I don't watch much TV (except some sports - go CAPS!), but don't get me wrong .. not watching TV doesn't mean I am on some higher plane. I read good books and crappy books, just as most people who prefer TV watch good shows and crappy...
What's your Favorite Sandwich?
By: katrix • Wine & Food • 340 Comments • 2 years ago
I just had a roast beef sandwich with mustard, horseradish cheddar cheese, and red leaf lettuce, as I took a break from yardwork. My favorite, though? Possibly a grilled cheese, tomato, and onion sandwich, but only when the tomatoes are vine ripened. Or a pot roast sandwich (one of the few...
What Means Summer to You?
By: katrix • Other • 97 Comments • 2 years ago
In a totally unrelated article, Mags mentioned crabbing. Crabbing makes me think of summer; going out on a Jon boat or sitting on a dock, with chicken necks and a net, bringing home those sweet blue crabs and steaming them with some Old Bay. So do thunderstorms, and being on a river, lake or...
Faith without works is dead - TalkTalk by A Perfect Circle
By: katrix • Religion & Ethics • 15 Comments • 2 years ago
I'm mostly into modern hard rock (although I just saw the Tootie Heath trio live .. jazz .. amazing!). A Perfect Circle has a new song that's pretty amazing and will hopefully make some people think. Here's an excerpt of the lyrics, and a link to the song. Thoughts .. and prayers ... ......
What is Original Sin?
By: katrix • Religion & Ethics • 450 Comments • 2 years ago
The bible makes it clear that the "original sin" is the quest for knowledge. Getting past the writings which claim that Eve was at fault for tempting Adam - when it was Adam, not Eve, who supposedly ate from the tree of knowledge, making it his fault if we accept the idea of personal...
For Enoch - My Mom's Easter Service. The wonderful, awesome, very good day.
By: katrix • Religion & Ethics • 23 Comments • 2 years ago
Today was one of the best days ever. As we've discussed, I've had a really hard time getting Mom interested in church these days, when it used to mean the world to her (church, bluegrass, and the Broncos). I can watch the Broncos with her, and I can take her out to live music - but forget...