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Bayard

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Help me, Technoids!

First, I miss my desktop. I love my desktop.

A few days ago, the mouse apparently died. The left button quit working. I bought another mouse at the only local place that sells them Walgreens]. All they had was a wireless logitech. I can't get it to work. I can't do anything like reloading mouse drivers--I have no mouse to navigate.

I am typing this on a laptop. I hate it. My tech guy has not responded back.

Please help me! {insert upside down flag here}.

The key to happiness

U.S. Treasury Targets Belarusian Support for Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Source: U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON — As part of the United States’ serious and expansive response to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is sanctioning 24 Belarusian individuals and entities due to Belarus’s support for, and facilitation of, the invasion. Today’s action focuses on Belarus’s defense sector and financial institutions, two areas in which Belarus has especially close ties to Russia. Belarus has become increasingly reliant on Russia for economic, political, and military support in recent years as the regime has clung to power following the fraudulent August 2020 presidential election.

Treasury’s Russia-related actions will also have significant downstream effects in Belarus. The Belarusian economy is highly dependent on key Russian financial institutions and their subsidiaries, including Public Joint Stock Company Sberbank of Russia (Sberbank), VTB Bank Public Joint Stock Company (VTB), and State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs Vnesheconombank (VEB). Restrictions against Sberbank, VTB, and VEB, combined with the measures against Belarusian banks, target nearly one-fifth of the country’s entire financial sector.

“Having already sacrificed its legitimacy to suppress the democratic aspirations of the Belarusian people, the Lukashenka regime is now jeopardizing Belarus’s sovereignty by supporting Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine,” said Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen. “Treasury continues to disrupt Belarus’s military and financial capabilities through targeted sanctions. Further, due to the interconnectedness between the two countries, the actions Treasury took against Russia today will also impose severe economic pain on the Lukashenka regime.”

Today’s actions follow five previous Belarus-related sanctions tranches by the United States and its allies in response to the degradation of democracy in Belarus. The Lukashenka regime has continued to erode democracy in Belarus and has become increasingly subservient to Russia in the process. Proposed amendments to the Belarusian constitution will exacerbate that trend and will pave the way for increased Russian influence in Minsk.

Read more: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0607



Targeting state-owned banks, defense/security industries, defense officials, and some of Lukashenka’s inner circle.

I had been wondering about this, since they are letting tanks come through there to northern Ukraine.

From my heart to your hearts,

Thanks for the hearts, my friends! Hope you had Happy Valentine's Days!

We lost our girl, Chloe, yesterday morning

Its still hard to write this.

Chloe was one of our Great Pyrenees rescues. She was 12 years old, and we got her when she was 7.

In less than 12 hours, she developed an auto-immune condition where her body started attacking her red blood cells. Not only that, it also went after the platelets, meaning her blood couldn't clot, causing internal bleeding, and black poop. Its called, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. She couldn't even stand up.

We had her at the vet first thing the next morning. He said, yes, it really can happen that fast. They had to take her in on a stretcher. We decided to keep her at the vet for them to continue treatment with IV fluids and steroids. The alternative would have been to rush her to Louisville or Nashville for blood transfusions at a cost of $5K+.

We went to see her on Fri. again, and she was doing amazingly well. Up walking around, and ate some treats we brought. The vet called us on Saturday, and said he was, "tickled to death", at how she was doing.

But then, as we were getting ready to go pick her up on Monday morning, the vet called to say she had passed away after all. That the staff was pretty sad because everyone had fallen in love with her.

She was so easy to love. So sweet. Her Chloe greeting was to wrinkle her nose and grin at us. When she heard our voices on Friday, that's what she did. Glad we had that one last time. I feel so bad about not being there when she died, but the vet said one of the techs was with her, so she wasn't alone.

We miss her so much! Its devastating, even though I've been through this many times, it never gets any easier. The other 2 Pyr's are looking for her. Chloe was such a good girl, very loving, and well loved.



Tucker Pupper Time!











Angry Potato

Best acted death scene in a movie

List your favorites. Too gruesome? Its, Ack-TING (in the words of old SNL's Master Thespian).

I'm in Alan Rickman mode tonight.





Not Ready to Make Nice-Dixie Chicks

2009 or 2021, it still works.



Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I'm not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I'm still waiting
I'm through with doubt
There's nothing left for me to figure out
I've paid a price, and I'll keep paying
I'm not ready to make nice
I'm not ready to back down
I'm still mad as hell, and I don't have time
To go 'round and 'round and 'round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
'Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should
I know you said
Why can't you just get over it?
It turned my whole world around
And I kinda like it
I made my bed, and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets, and I don't mind saying
It's a sad, sad story
When a mother will teach her daughter
That she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world
Can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter
Saying that I better
Shut up and sing
Or my life will be over?
I'm not ready to make nice
I'm not ready to back down
I'm still mad as hell, and I don't have time
To go 'round and 'round and 'round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
'Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should
I'm not ready to make nice
I'm not ready to back down
I'm still mad as hell, and I don't have time
To go 'round and 'round and 'round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
'Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should, what it is you think I should
Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I'm not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I'm still waiting

The Cheney family on the floor of the House

Former VP Cheney accompanied his daughter today. The only rethuglicans there.
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