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  2. Tweety

    Wednesday June 3 2020

    Good Morning! (((Dianah)))) Sorry for your loss. I just checked and our humidity which is usually high in the morning is 86% right now. You would definitely not like that. Joe, hope the unexpected meeting goes well. Herring, glad to hear your husband is feeling better. J22, sounds like a frustrating work day. Hope the arm thing isn't anything major. Yep, it's always something. Stars, the LTC's here are also very hard hit with Covid, both staff and patients. I wonder to if hospitals are not hard hit too and not giving out those stats. The state publishes LTC's with Covid staff but not hospitals. I know several coworkers have it. Amo, hope you're doing well. Had a rough night's sleep. Was up at 3:30 and decided to get up and read some and was up an hour. I'm reading a nutrition book called "Fiber Fueled" that is boring enough to make me sleepy. Nothing much on the agenda today. Going to do the routine but if asked to work will say yes. Usually by now though I would be asked, so it looks like I'm not needed. That's all good because I really don't want to work. My paycheck this Friday will have about 20 extra hours and $300 in bonus money. Looks like 100% chance of rain today. Guess our rainy season has started. Hope everyone has a good day.
  3. Today
  4. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday June 3 2020

    Morning Work was busy. Helping coworkers make calls they had fallen behind on. Was concerned that I wouldn't get any questionnaires done today as these are mostly people they hadn't been able to reach, but two of them answered and agreed to answer the questions. More of the same today, have an extra meeting today. Unexpected meetings make me wonder if someone has left Did some laundry, vacuumed, and exercised. Got my needlepoint kit from Joann Fabrics, started working on it. A bit awkward at first but it seems easier than embroidery or cross stitch, we'll see how it turns out. Very hot yesterday, hottest day of the year Made an appointment for a haircut for me, in about 2 weeks. The first one in 3 months for me. And made a grooming appointment for the cat as well Have grocery shopping today. Short list for me, which is good as I need to pick up some food for the church. Our church works with an organization that helps youth on Chicago's west side, and apparently the families are in dire need of food as many stores have either closed or been looted during the violence The local library is starting curbside pickup of books, which is good as they've been closed since mid March Should be another hot day today
  5. MunoRN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    His right hand appeared to pull something from his right hip prior to reaching it out the door, then it's empty when he pulls it back in the doorway but something also drops down to the floor at the same time, which appears to be a handgun. Either way, it's hard to tell the whole sequence of events prior to the shooting and say it was or wasn't justified, but there's certainly not sufficient reason to say this was a restaurant owner getting killed by police for no reason.
  6. MunoRN

    President Trump National Scandal

    Still not clear what you're referencing here.
  7. MunoRN

    President Trump National Scandal

    I've read both and neither mentions that the reasoning stated in the order itself had changed. I'm not sure that it necessarily needs to be stated; that when hospital beds and more importantly staff are in short supply, you can't use hospital beds and staff to board huge numbers of nursing home residents who don't require hospital care. I'm not sure why you think other states put out the same order. You seem really passionate about your disgust of Cuomo for a decision that you haven't been able to articulate an alternative. There's no doubt that nursing home residents, whether in New York or other parts of the US where they were hit by far the hardest of any demographic, are more susceptible to death from COVID due to a number of factors, but I'm still not clear what you're suggesting the alternative is.
  8. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I have watched the video twice, and all I see is a Black business owner, walking around with tongs, because he sells BBQ. He is busy working, and giving refuge to protesters. That is all I see.
  9. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I am so proud of the protesters in Houston and DC tonight. Peaceful and LARGE numbers. All Trump managed to do with his faux Bible holding moment last night, was get more folks motivated to protest outside the WH. If he had any intelligence, he would start packing. Americans are fired up, and ready to throw him out of a place where he never belonged in the first place. Some 25,000 protesters in Houston, that included the Mayor! Black cowboys on horseback. Sweet!!!
  10. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    That's your version, dude. Cops are required to have body cameras on. They weren't on. That's why police chief was fired.
  11. Dh ordered mail-delivery meds almost a week ago. They usually arrive much faster than this. He will wait the requisite week and then call the pharmacy. When we got home I was famished. We fixed some leftovers and watched a Poirot. Then did some household chores. I just gave the dog (chihuahua- pomeranian) a bath. He is all excited now. I texted with ds, after dropping him off, that I was "so tired." That was before dh and I had something to eat. Somehow sitting and eating helped. I am still tired, which feeling I recall whenever facing death in the family (furry or otherwise). Just tired. Brings to mind the following that I once saw: "This is your gentle reminder that one time in the Bible, Elijah was like, "God, I'm so mad! I want to die!" So God said, "Here's some food. Why don't you have a nap?" So Elijah ate, slept, and then decided things weren't so bad. Never underestimate the spiritual power of a nap and a snack." I texted that to oldest ds. Hope it helped. I think I am done with chores for the evening. More need to be done, of course, but the most pressing ones are done. It was 91 degrees today. Oooo, I thought of Tweety yesterday, it was 90 degrees and 27% humidity!! Yah, I know, yours can get MUCH higher. But we are used to 9%, and 27% is high for us!! I am lucky to have Bear's sister Midnight right next to me, requesting some attention. This is our nightly ritual: me on the computer or watching TV, and her right next to me, getting a fur-rub. Have a good evening!
  12. dianah - (((hugs))) for you. Ted - the word you seek, might it be 'notarized'? nurseJ22 - I had similar left arm thing couple years ago. Was itching me due to the slight swelling, warmth & rednesss. Didn't see any bug bite, no known injury. I figured it was some type of soft tissue injury and PCP OK'd short dose advil. Resolved in 2.5 days. Also have gout - have had issues with restless leg syndrome. Symptoms sound similar. That's how I found out about mega-serious intolerance to quinine. NO hydroxycholorquine for me! Am back home post my new dr appt. Noted much activity during the medi-transport drive. LOTS outside folk noted NOT wearing masks as they should be. Also noted lots of businesses closed CLOSED, and many eateries' parking lots empty. Just a sad commentary for one who has been housebound for a while. And concerning that while on the commute, saw a few SMALL clusters of protesters on corners. The TV news continues to alarm & depresses me, but esp the news re Trump going into the White House bunkers ... for any history buffs, Adolf Hitler bunkered down just before the Allies captured him & Eva Braun in the bunker. And it was in June. He has reminded me of a cross bet Hitler & Caligula. Creepy!!! Does anybody else miss the keyboard key for the 1/2 sign??? Damn insurance necessity for authorization for new script for megace. Less invasive approach ... hmmm!
  13. Yesterday
  14. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Baloney. Watch the video. We are in a convulsion against violent policing, violent racism, and those who would empower and protect authoritarians...you get to decide which side you are on, we all do. This isn't the first time that violent white racists have tried to upend our country.
  15. toomuchbaloney

    Art and Music

    That's a powerful story and a powerful song of unity...IMV
  16. herring_RN

    Art and Music

    In 1996 thousands of healthcare workers protested across the Golden Gate Bridge: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Gate-Bridge-March-Protests-Health-Care-Cuts-3025904.php Hospitals were promoting the idea that one RN could supervise care provided by LPN/LVNs, and nursing assistants so ONLY ONE RN would be needed. We nurses knew patient care would be much worse unless RNs directly provided assessments and care. (We eventually achieved regulations outlining the Nursing Process and that it is the responsibility of a registered nurse: While walking across the bridge we began singing: "We are gentle angry nurses and we are singing, singing for your lives." Others joined in adding "We are Gay and Straight together" "We are a land of many colors" And on and on.
  17. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Be sure to listen to interview on NPR, with a man who lives in the area. He said police corralled peaceful protesters down his street, then hit them with tear gas. He opened his home to The protesters. He said the cops stood outside his house, "like predators," waiting for protesters to come out so they could be arrested. The protesters spent the night at this good Samaritan's house. Barr has ordered an attack on peaceful Americans. This is how the first American Revolution started. Btw-Andy Beshear said today he does not want military in state, and said Trump's comments are not appropriate. Yep. Trump needs to shut the pie hole. He is incapable of intelligent thought.
  18. I wish I could stay home today. I left for work without my wallet and had to go back and get it. And then I did a home visit because patient said I could come any time and I woke her up. Grr. I am making many phone calls and playing phone tag and just want this day to be over. Had an uncomfortable conversation with a provider related to information that the crazy one had given out, so I hope that is cleared up. So here is a weird a thing. Yougest ds noticed a few days ago that my arms are two different colors and one appears sl. larger than the other. My right arm is sort of ruddy and sl. swollen. It feels fine, but I keep comparing my arms. I asked a trusted co-worker if she saw a difference, and she sees it too. I have a video call with my PCP tomorrow for something unrelated, so I suppose I should mention it. As Tweety says, "its always something." Ted, I get an awful cramp in one foot from time to time. I can't say what triggers them, but my toes and forefoot will contract and it hurts! And like many expectant mothers, I used to wake up with charlie horses in the middle of the night that would make me jump of bed trying to relieve them. I think at the time I was told it was a calcium thing. But you have my sympathies. Very few new COVID cases here as well. A fishing ship docked to take off one positive crew member and reportedly has 86 positive, asymptomatic folks. Thankfully no one else disembarked and they were on their way to Seattle. Take care, all.
  19. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Our governor just announced an extensive investigation into this death. The FBI is also involved with the investigation. Andy Beshear doesn't use language that inflames tensions. His language convenes compassion, understanding and empathy. So proud of my governor. We are so, so, lucky to have him leading our state.
  20. nursej22

    Domestic Terrorism

    Police deemed vandalism and looting a viable threat in our area last night, causing Target and Walmart to close early. I went to Walmart this morning to pick up an item for a patient and the main entrance was blockaded with full pallets of bulk goods. But thankfully, there was no unrest reported.
  21. nursej22

    Domestic Terrorism

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/21/republican-qanon-conspiracy-theory-jo-rae-perkins
  22. chare

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I did. There were a few seconds in which someone, Mr. McAtee I presume, had their right arm extended out the door. His arm wasn't visible before he withdrew it, however it appeared to be empty when he did. Viewing the video from outside there was a large puff of smoke. However, in my opinion it did not appear consistent with a pistol being fired, unless it was black powder.
  23. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    What do you call cops like this one, dude? She is one who fired her gun at the business owner. From today's Lexington Herald-Leader: Louisville Officer Who Fired Weapon In Killing... One of the "few bad apples"? Seems to me, many PD in this country are overwhelmed by rotten fruit.
  24. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Thank you for posting, Chare. Did you watch it? I don't see a gun. Just a business owner working, making food, as he has done for a long time.
  25. Good very late morning. Helicopters have been overhead all night and continue today. On TV news they are showing a peaceful protest less than ha half mile away. Some retired LAPD joined the marchers. We are staying home. Husband feels good and is glad the catheter is out and he is peeing fine.
  26. herring_RN

    Domestic Terrorism

    2 Arizona arrests have ties to QAnon conspiracy theory movement One man parked his self-made armored car on the bridge next to the Hoover Dam. Another occupied a cement plant in Tucson, convinced it was involved in an international child sex-trafficking ring. Both men were followers of a conspiracy theory propagated online by a mysterious character known as “Q.” The two incidents, both this summer in Arizona, appear to be the first actions resulting in arrests of people who have taken the conspiracy from the virtual world and into the real one. Some followers of the QAnon theory took prominent spots at rallies for President Donald Trump in July. Their signs, T-shirts and chants have brought international attention to a conspiracy theory that sprouted on the web less than a year ago. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/08/07/qanon-ties-two-arizona-arrests-conspiracy-theory-trump/920336002/
  27. herring_RN

    Domestic Terrorism

    NYPD Arrests QAnon Conspiracist Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Joe Biden, Had Car Full Of Knives The New York City Police Department arrested a conspiracy theorist who issued death threats against former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and allegedly travelled to the city carrying over a dozen knives, the Daily Beast reported. The suspect also live-streamed her own arrest on Facebook... ... Officers said that she drove her car down a service road on Pier 86 near the USS Intrepid on April 29 and began acting erratically enough that a security guard phoned the police. At that point, law enforcement said they learned the Secret Service was searching for her after she threatened Biden live on Facebook.... ... Shortly before her arrest, the Daily Beast reported, Prim posted on Facebook saying “Hillary Clinton and her assistant, Joe Biden and Tony Podesta need to be taken out in the name of Babylon! I can’t be set free without them gone. Wake me up!!!!!”... https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/05/nypd-arrests-qanon-conspiracist-who-allegedly-threatened-to-kill-joe-biden-had-car-full-of-knives/
  28. toomuchbaloney

    Domestic Terrorism

    Trump is a dull witted conspiracy theory believer and spreader...has been for quite some time.
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