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  2. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    What's your point? I hope that your point is that income and wealth redistribution to wealthy = good and income and wealth redistribution to poor and working class = bad, because that seems to be the trend of your remarks. You asked a question and then simply criticized the response with convoluted logic. Why not throw out one of the conservative proposals to decrease wealth disparity or homelessness or to improve access to healthcare for similar treatmentand discussion?
  3. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    Good point. I would be interested in what he thinks might work to address some of these social issues. It's relatively easy to be a naysayer. That has been the position of congressional Republicans since 2010. Let's hear some ideas from our conservative friends.
  4. Leader25

    TraumaRUs's Rules for Air Travel

    I wish they would really enforce this rule more often,I see back packs that could double as a twinbed and shopping bags so full and bulging,then they have the nerve to try to push me with that stuff. I make it my business to get their two hours ahead but the curbside check in is not even open yet-airlines need to fix this. and if your child cant tolerate airplanes well,find something or ask your doctor,do not subject the rest of us to six hours plus of screaming(as seen in U tube demon child). There is enough anxiety after 9/11 about getting on an airplane without others making it worse.
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  6. Leader25

    Free Donuts for National Donut Day!!!

    I agree %100.
  7. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    California is the most populous state with the largest number of people experiencing homelessness. (Remember that people living at missions and shelters, in cars, RVs and campers are counted as homeless) The states with the highest percentage of people living in poverty are less populated. These are in order of highest poverty are Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennesee. (I know hundreds of people in two states who are FROM Mississippi.)
  8. Ted

    Thursday June 20, 2019

    Good Afternoon - Recently woke up from Second Sleep, took a shower. and soon will be off to work. Just wanted to say a quick but warm "Hello"! Ted
  9. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    In the 1950s and 60s I worked many years for minimum wage. Most of those years I worked full time while going to school. Minimum wage was $1.25 an hour which was $50.00 a week before taxes. A single apartment in a nice neighborhood was $40 to $45 a month. I lived in a single when by myself. My Grandma and I shared a one bedroom University approved apartment that went for $50.00 a month. Frugal workers could save for and purchase a house earning minimum wage. Yes it was possible to barely support a family on $200 a month. Thrift shop clothing, household good, furniture and such had to be carefully chosen. No going to a restaurant or buying new items. People washed their hair with bar soap. Now minimum wage workers making 40 hours a week will soon earn $15.00 an hour. That comes to about $2,400.00 a month (or a little more depending on the month) Rents start at $2,000.00 a month. Wages have not kept up with inflation. I am a sustaining donor to this and a more local food bank. Although I've not met Mary I am glad to be helping her and others feed themselves, and their families. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and LA Mission helped Mary get back on track There are so many stories about the devastating and growing issue of homelessness in Los Angeles County. For a variety of reasons, and sometimes through little or no fault of their own, homelessness is a reality for approximately 10 percent of clients served by the Food Bank. Mary, for example, lost her job, her home and was unable to find new work because of health issues. “I was homeless for about a year, and I learned a lot,” she says. “It was scary, but you find that most homeless people aren’t really how people present them. They’re nice. They just have situations like everyone else.” When she lost her home, Mary found the LA Mission. “Things are getting better. A lot better.” The LA Mission provides three meals a day, as well as programs to help get people back on their feet. The majority of the food they distribute through meals and other programs comes from the Food Bank.
  10. BCgradnurse

    Thursday June 20, 2019

    Hi to all- It's been a very hectic couple of days, workwise. I will try to read you all later, but wanted to say hi. Hope all are well.
  11. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    Sure. You are entitled to your opinion, which is clearly influenced by the GOP narrative seeking to describe such ideas in the most pessimistic and unflattering light. What is the conservative plan? Does it also include redistribution of wealth?
  12. toomuchbaloney

    Media behaving badly

    What happened? Was it improper for Todd to express his editorial opinion in the monologue? Did he misbehave in some way as a journalist? More likely, this is simply an article about the entertainment value of social media opinion threads. Maybe you could clarify which media behaved badly.
  13. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    I'm surprised that you haven't heard them. Tax reform. UBI. Single payer health care. Free public education. Employee chosen corporate board members. Improved and expanded infrastructure. Those are a number of the "liberal" proposals which would serve to decrease income and wealth disparity. I'm sure I could come up with a few more if I Googled it.
  14. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    It is my turn to be "Picky picky picky" I live here and remember. He changed party when still mayor. But you are correct too. I found this [wrong date] on Yahoo:
  15. herring_RN

    Thursday June 20, 2019

    Morning Tweety, Joe, Nel, and those who visit later! Husband is feeling good and doing as he should. He no longer needs breathing treatments, no wheezing! I'm NOT saying, "I told you so." He didn't reust the doctor that he needed antibiotics, Prednisone and treatments. But he did them to shut me up and now is breathing OK. Have the best day you can!
  16. You fall asleep without problems, but in the middle of the night, you wake up and toss and turn from side to side in an attempt to fall asleep again. What causes nighttime awakenings and how to deal with them? Causes of Waking up at Night There are many reasons why people wake up at night, both external and internal. Common external causes include street noise, snoring partner, plenty of light in the bedroom, improper temperature (too warm or too cold), pets in the bed, an uncomfortable mattress or a child who woke up and came to your room. The internal causes of sleep are also varied and depend on many parameters. Gender and Age The older a person becomes, the more often he/she suffers from interrupted night sleep. Older people often sleep during the day and wake up in the middle of the night. Young women have nighttime awakenings associated with the menstrual cycle: just before the onset of menstruation. Pregnant women wake up at night due to many reasons: swollen legs, backache, frequent urination, heartburn, and fetal movement. Nightly awakenings can torment women when menopause occurs - due to fever, heart palpitations, sweating, stress, and anxiety. Diseases and Medications Talk with your doctor if you have apnea during sleep. Chronic pains, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, also often cause night awakenings. Despite the fact that everyone wakes up sometimes to go to the toilet, if you wake up due to frequent urge to urinate, you should pay attention to this and consult with your doctor. Diabetes, diseases of the thyroid gland, kidney, lung, and cardiovascular system can also cause night awakenings. Taking medications such as beta-blockers and diuretics can also affect your sleep. Other reasons Stress, depression and anxiety disorder are often accompanied by insomnia and sudden night awakenings. When to Start Worrying If you periodically wake up in the middle of the night, this is not necessarily a sign of a disease or disorder. To understand when to start worrying, doctors advise applying the rule of three. If sudden wake-ups occur three times a week, last at least 30 minutes and repeat for 30 days, you should visit a doctor. What to Do If You Cannot Fall Asleep? There are several ways to help cope with nightly awakenings on your own. Don’t spend more time in bed. Some people think that the more time they spend in bed, the more time they will sleep. In fact, this is the worst thing you can do if you have insomnia. On the contrary, you should instead spend less time in bed. For example, go to bed an hour later than usual, and get up at the same time as always. This may seem illogical, but it really works. Here are some more ways to cope with insomnia. Don’t sleep. If you sleep during the day, it takes hours from your night sleep. But if you really want to, you can take a nap for no more than 20 minutes until 2 pm - this should be enough to rest and gain strength. Limit your intake of alcohol and nicotine, fluids, and heavy meals. Also, give up physical activity for at least three hours before bedtime. All of this can trigger a sudden night awakening. Don’t consume caffeine eight hours before bedtime. Caffeine not only prevents you from falling asleep but can also cause a night awakening. Don’t lie in bed if you cannot fall asleep. Get up, walk around the room, do something quiet and calm in dim lighting. Go back to bed only when you feel sleepy. Don’t look at the clock. When you consider how many hours are left until the alarm bell rings, you are nervous and worried, which, in turn, prevents you from falling asleep even more.
  17. Joe NightingMale

    Thursday June 20, 2019

    Tweety I hope your friend has no more setback with his recovery Another special project yesterday, helping UM again. At least I had the morning to make some calls. Hopefully I'll be done with this project by this morning. TBH I don't mind UM work and would seriously consider transferring to UM if they needed me there. Thinking that's not likely to happen but with a new division who knows what will happen Met J for dinner last night at one of our usual places. He leaves Sat morning for California so we wont' meet again until he returns just before the 4th of July Grocery shopping tonight, and exercise too Rainy yesterday afternoon, rainy this morning. And cool, only in the 60s today. Though temps will increase over the next few days. Rain will still be hanging around though
  18. Good Morning! It's a workday. The "Dreaded Thursday"...oh wait, I was supposed to improve my attitude and not start off like that. I'll channel a former member that used to post here named Sabby "It's a GLORIOUS DAY!". I can't even type that with a straight face. Actually the doc that does a lot of surgeries on Thursday is on vacation so it won't be that bad. In fact I might have to float. Anyway, I took my benzo in need of sleep and slept okay. Woke up once and woke up too early before my alarm, but I'm better rested. Best friend went on full weight bearing after a week of partial weight bearing in the boot without pain and is now experiencing the same pain again in the boot. Called his doc and went in to see him. It's baffling because he worked up from non-weight bearing to full slowly and when I saw him the other day he was 95% on crutches and feeling great. Doc is hoping it's just plantar faciatis and put him on a medal pack and back on partial to no weight bearing. Major setback.
  19. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    I didn't say your claim was fact less.
  20. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    Flying fact less claims are more effective strategies for Trump supporters.
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  22. Tweety

    Wednesday June 19, 2019

    Happy birthday to Herring's daughter. Happy Juneteenth! Thanks for getting the date fixed, I remember fighting with some auto-fill in thing and still got it wrong I guess. Nel, sorry to hear about poor Talli. I've noticed as time has gone on since we became for-profit that supplies and what not are being more and more scare. We never have enough IV pumps, and the other day I went to four units looking for an electric heating pad and found none. They are supposed to be at least one on each unit. I have about 4 Sedaris books from the late 90's into the 2000's on my shelf, but lost track of him. He used to be a favorite writer of mine. Might have to check him out again. Ted, that's nice of you to volunteer to work for the supervisor. You are a good guy. I did take about a 20 minute power nap, but not one of my epic naps as that tends to mess up my sleep. I did get a good deal accomplished today and am going to finish up washing dishes and walk the dog. We just had some rain and within minutes it's sunny again. That's Florida.
  23. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Earlier I wondered out loud if Trump would stick to truth and facts....well...only 15 false or misleading claims. Not bad for a Trump speech. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/politics/fact-check-trump-orlando-rally/index.html
  24. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    He was a Democrat until the last year of his last term as mayor. So you are mostly correct. When McGovern became the presidential nominee to run against President Nixon he changed parties becoming a Republican. After beating Tom Bradley with a blatantly racial campaign in 1969 he than lost to Mayor Tom Bradley in 1973. PS: I never thought of Sam Yorty as a Democrat because he seemed to hate the elected Democrats. He was against recycling, clearly racist, lied and made things up.
  25. Lil Nel

    Wednesday June 19, 2019

    Thanks, Joe. I had a feeling that was the case.
  26. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday June 19, 2019

    Nell my experience with recruiters is that they tend to promise a lot but not deliver. And oftentimes several recruiters will be recruiting for the same position. And they always say how great your resume is
  27. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    Yes, Trump can win with those numbers. The GOP held states will suppress opposition voting and Trump will seek help from his foreign friends. It is doable for a charlatan.
  28. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    Los Angeles had Republican Mayor Sam Yorty from 1961 to 1973. Los Angeles citizens voted for Republican Mayor Richard J. Riordan twice. He was mayor from 1991 to 2001. George Christopher was the Republican mayor of San Francisco from 1956 to 1964. Three is more than one.
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