Where is the interest? Concern?

  1. More than one million people forced from their homes
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65700
    http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/8194211.htm
    Iraqi exile group fed false information to news media

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65699
    U.S. troops contaminated with radiation
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62838
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62850

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61812
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60977
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66093
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65882
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65698
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65766
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63035
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   elkpark
    spacenurse, thanks for all the time and effort you put into keeping us informed. I read all of your posts that I happen to see, but typically don't have anything to say other than, "Yes, you're right, thanks for posting that."
  4. by   Tweety
    Thanks for the links. I guess it's a bit overload, so denial is bliss.

    I will say this, our biggest crime is the neglect of Africa. All the agruments we used in Vietnam, in the middle east and elsewhere could have applied to Africa. Yes we let Africa waste away in poverty, coruption, genocide and famine.
  5. by   elkpark
    I agree, 3rdShiftGuy. Very difficult to counter the accusation that this country only cares about white people's suffering. There are horrible things going on in Sudan right now, as a result of a long-term civil war, but no one seems to be interested ...
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    Elkpark & Tweety:

    I do a lot of that too.
    Used to say, "Thanks" or "Good post"
    Amazingly what was a gesture of politeness often was construed as a flame or ITA.

    It is very hard to keep up with the distressing actions of our "elected officials" and those who run our hospitals.

    Just when I think we can concentrate on patient care they come up with some scheme that has to be dealt with.
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from elkpark
    I agree, 3rdShiftGuy. Very difficult to counter the accusation that this country only cares about white people's suffering. There are horrible things going on in Sudan right now, as a result of a long-term civil war, but no one seems to be interested ...
    You know, maybe this answers the {"Where is the outrage?"} question too.

    Maybe we are so overloaded we have to ignore so much.
    I remember when the halfway houses closed in the early eighties. Suddenly there were hundreds of homeless people. We were so distressed.

    I doubt the average American, much less nurse, is racist or uncaring. We feel terrible about the killings in Iraq and all over the world. It is just coming at us so fast.

    Just like why nurse staffing is so important. Short staffing leads to the "It's not my patient' syndrome.

    Hey Kevin:
    I wasn't going to answer because i am trying to maintain my sanity. If we feel it all we will be looney as ??????? the looniest!

    Have i gone totally looney or is it OK to be overloaded with sadness and anger?
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    First some wonderful, inspiring, and disturbing pictures:
    http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~tmerrim/photos2.html

    And VERY disturbing postcards:
    Europe & middle east 1st
    http://www.postcardman.net/justice_executions.html

    Lynching victims were photographed and collected: a swatch of hair, a knuckle, a sliver of heart, saved as keepsakes. Their images were also reproduced on postcards. "This is the barbecue we had last night. My picture is to the left, with a cross over it. Your son, Joe," reads the inscription on a postcard of the lynching of Jesse Washington, picture above right
    http://www.indyweek.com/durham/2002-07-10/ae.html

    http://news.minnesota.publicradio.or...1/06/lynching/

    http://www.post-gazette.com/lifestyl...uary1226p5.asp

    http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~tmerrim/lynching.html
    Lynching Postcard (Laura Nelson and Son, 1915)
    Dear Linda,
    We're cleaning up the place, just a round table of good ole boys with a trunk of white chain mail, scouring out the dirt, the darkness.
    I picked this up for you. Found it under some books, thought you'd be proud to see it. A whole slew of locals came out
    to watch these monkeys hang, like we'd raised a people from the dead.
    She makes a pretty baby doll, dangling from the bridge beside her boy, like two marionettes tacked onto a puppeteer's wall at night, when the show is dead over, and everything goes black.
    With love, Rich

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