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  2. herring_RN

    Art and Music

    THANK YOU!
  3. BCgradnurse

    Art and Music

    Another one from my favorite band, The Avett Brothers. Titled "We Americans". I was fortunate to be at this show and the song gave me goosebumps.
  4. BCgradnurse

    Saturday October 19, 2019

    Morning-We have my grandparents' records from Ellis Island, but there's no records from Russia, where they were all born. DNA confirmed that we are 100% Ashkenazi Jewish from Eastern Europe. No surprises there. Bust day yesterday at work, as most Fridays are. I had my once a month work with the boss shift. He's a bit OCD and I suspect ADHD, which can be very annoying at times. He told me a story about how his mother would make him go trick or treating at 3 in the afternoon, wearing a big coat over his costume, and then would take away all his candy. I told him that helped me understand him better, and he laughed. Today will be a yard work day, picking up all the branches that blew down during the Nor-easter earlier this week. I also have to bake. We're having 3 of our 4 kids and their significant others over for brunch tomorrow. I, of course, have to make enough food for a small town before I'm convinced no one will go hungry. I guess I have a bit of OCD going on myself. I'm making a fruit salad, an avocado toast bar with different toppings, baked apple cinnamon French toast, a roasted veggie frittata, ginger-lemon scones, bacon, and smoked salmon. Kind of ridiculous for 8 people, but we have 2 vegetarians, 1 dairy free person, 1 low carb person, and 4 omnivores. There needs to be something for everyone. Tonight we will have dinner out somewhere (I'm thinking ramen) and then see a Tom Petty tribute band. Tweety-Hope work is uneventful today and you get out on time. Glad you had a nice day off yesterday. Joe-How did the cat do at the groomers? Enjoy your nice weather. Hope all have a great day.
  5. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    More bad news for Trump. Cracks are appearing to widen, in his wall of defense. From today's WaPo: Growing Number Of Republicans Struggle To Defend Trump On G-7 Choice, Ukraine And Syria Of particular interest, is FL Republican Rep. Francis Rooney. His district went for Trump by 22 points. He is now not ruling out the possibility of voting to impeach Trump. Once the cracks in the wall start widening, it is just a short matter of time before the wall is gone. It is the snowball effect. Popcorn popper on 24/7!!!!
  6. Good morning! My sister went through a genealogy phase and it shattered some family lore. I've mentioned in another thread we all grew up thinking we had Cherokee blood in us and it turns out my grandmother was raised on a reservation in Oklahoma but was orphaned and of European origin. My dad swears there's also French in us and there isn't. My and my siblings DNA all showed English and Scandinavian. Which is interesting since my mother was born and raised in Bavaria. It's interesting now what is online in the way of records and articles. It was kind of shame because I was proud of my heritage as a Native American and they survived the infamous "Trail of Tears". I would often say my darker complexion was my Native American heritage. Anyway, it genes don't like. Had a nice day off doing chores, went to the gym, and cooked some. Watched a few shows while cooking. Hope everyone has a good day. Working today and tomorrow. We've been getting a bit of rain through the night which might be from the tropical storm out there.
  7. nursej22

    Art and Music

    I love that song! Thank you, herring!
  8. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Lock Her Up (not) I'm interested in how Fox will spin this.
  9. Yesterday
  10. nursej22

    Debate 10-15-2019

    We only have enough for a wall because we are robbing from money allocated to the defense department for improvements to military bases both in the US and overseas.
  11. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    From CNN: Fact check: Trump Parrots Talking Points From Putin And Erdogan On Syria Not a real surprise, since the old man lacks intellectual capacity. But I am willing to bet that, "Sand. Lots of sand," is Trump's own, moronic musing.
  12. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Well, the latter part of your statement is correct, isn't it? The GOP, has proven itself the party of Lame Excuses, lawlessness and nonsense. Those with any sense of ethics, pride or belief in the truth, have Walked Away from the GOP. Jennifer Rubin had a column today, about the demise of the Republican party. So, anybody still associated with the GOP, who stands up against Trump grift, is a RINO.
  13. toomuchbaloney

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    The comment didn't say that you are supporting Trump, it said that Trump inspired people to vote regardless of party affiliation. He brought many non voters out with his rhetoric and dog whistles. The truth is that the people need change, we don't need moderation. We need change which is positive FOR THE PEOPLE not for the wealthy and ruling class. We do not need more watered down progress which ends up being little progress at all. There is desperation in this country. Health care costs and access are an enormous part of that desperation for tens of millions of our countrymen. We must embrace altruism and the common good. IMHO
  14. toomuchbaloney

    Debate 10-15-2019

    Well written blog. Health care costs are projected to be almost 20% of our GDP by 2027 while simultaneously bankrupting scores of our workers and their families. We must change the trajectory and goals of our current fractured and poorly performing health system. When the country says that we don't have enough money to take care of the people and the infrastructure and support that they require but it has enough money for a wall, we are in trouble.
  15. MoondoggieRN

    Questioning Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

    According to HRC, Gabbard is a Russian asset. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/hillary-clinton-claims-russians-grooming-tulsi-gabbard-as-third-party-candidate/
  16. luv2

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    WHAT? Have you read my previous topics? I am sorry, I am a moderate democrat.
  17. nursej22

    Friday October 18, 2018

    My mother was very into genealogy, to the point of making trips to Salt Lake City to look at records stored by the LDS church (the Mormons). I am like you though, it is sort of fun to find out one's grandparents or great grandparents, but much more than that does mean much to me. I know from my complexion I am from Northern Europe, and my father had a Finnish last name and my mom's was Smith. My mother always claimed a cousin tore the family tree out of the family bible because she was born 7 months after her parents wed. My father-in-law claimed to have an uncle who was shot as a horse thief. Better day today as I have had time to collect my thoughts and organize my work for the next week. Our department decided to get us new phones, turned off the calling of the old phones, but didn't switch the apps or contacts from the old phones. And it will be up to a week to fix it. So I can call or text a client on the new phone after I get their number from the old phone. How stupid is that? And it amazes me how many people take Friday off. I am playing phone tag today trying to track down lab results. I love the sloth link, Tweety. I like to send sloth videos to my daughter to share with the grand-kids. And I have a t-shirt with a sloth print on it. Many thanks to Sabby! Stars, your story about Nannie hiding things reminded of another little old lady at my first job, as a LPN in LTC. She was always tucking away sugar packets at meals, saying she would use them later. She had a rather odd shape, partly because of tardive dyskinesia, and wore baggy clothes. An evening aide discovered her stash of aprox. 100 sugar packets in her bra. No wonder she was sort of hunched over and needed baggy clothes. I read many wonderful tributes to Representative Cummings, rest in peace.
  18. herring_RN

    Thursday October 17, 2019

    Every few weeks I cook meat and freeze small servings. Most days I don't eat meat or fish, but sometimes do. We both eat other foods, but he likes some meat every day so I microwave some for him or he cooks some in the small iron skillet or brings home fried chicken fro the store.. I like frozen eggplant Parmesan and some Healthy Choice dinners sometimes too.
  19. MunoRN

    Debate 10-15-2019

    Again, I'm not clear what you think our healthcare system currently costs, but it already costs trillions of dollars. Even using estimates from conservative groups like Mercatus, we would pay less under medicare for all. Their estimate is that we would spend about $32 trillion over 10 years without medicare for all, compared to about $30 trillion under medicare for all. And that doesn't include potential cost reductions by proactively reducing the need for our most costly care. Your argument that we can't afford to pay $3 trillion a year so we should instead pay $3.2 trillion a year makes no sense.
  20. herring_RN

    Debate 10-15-2019

    Charles Blahous again? Something from 2012 to read: More recent: How a libertarian analyst inadvertently made a good case for Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Blahous focuses on the government share of total national health expenditures, which would more than double to about 95% from the current 45%. That would mean an increase in the federal budget of $32.6 trillion over the 10 years 2022-2031, which “by itself, is more than all federal individual and corporate income taxes projected to be collected during that period,” Blahous says. Pretty scary... ... But as is often the case with analyses of single-payer costs, what Blahous leaves out is the other side of the ledger. This wouldn’t be an increase in healthcare spending, but a shift of funding from private pockets to the public purse. In fact, according to Blahous’ analysis, under Medicare for All overall U.S. spending on healthcare would be lower than currently projected in every year over the decade. Taken all together, national health expenditures would total $57.6 trillion through 2031. They’re currently projected to be $59.7 trillion. In other words, Medicare for All would reduce total U.S. spending on healthcare by 3.44%. We asked Blahous to comment on the implications of his finding, but he didn’t reply... ... In his paper, Blahous tries to conceal the implications of this figure by interpreting it as overall health expenditures remaining “virtually unchanged,” but this is merely an attempt at legerdemain. He skates over how much more Americans would get for their money under Medicare for All. As outlined by Sanders, health insurance would be provided for all Americans, including those currently uninsured. The government program would cover dental, vision and hearing care for everyone. Deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, and other cost-sharing bills would be eliminated... https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-blahous-medicare-20180730-story.html
  21. nursej22

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    Using that logic, Trump is the one.
  22. luv2

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    I looking for a candidate that could motivate people to vote regardless of party affiliation.
  23. herring_RN

    Friday October 18, 2018

    Lots to do today. Just ordinary chores. In August I got an email from a cousin whose father was my grandfather's brother. We have never met. He has taken up genealogy since he retired. I answered a lot of his questions about my grandfather and father. He is extremely proud to be 25% Scottish. After I emailed him that our grandfather told us his father had gone to Canada from Liverpool and his mother's parents from the Netherlands in 1835 he sent an email titled "I hate to burst your bubble". His research had discovered that although her parents sailed from the Netherlands they were actually German. Her father was a German Lutheran, and she was born a German Jew whose conversion to Christianity had caused her family to disown her. They went to Canada and supposedly never reconciled with their families. He calls genealogy "A disease that is more enjoyable the sicker her gets." I am interested, but not emotionally invested in ancestors I didn't know about. Having a grandma who had no birth record and who was not told the truth I am fine with not knowing about her ancestry. Our grandma really cares. She told us all many times that the first time she saw a blood relative was when our uncle was born. Our uncle's oldest child, our very kind, tall, high IQ cousin was not interested in finding his birth mother when he turned 18. Our Grandma couldn't understand why. He said, "I know who my parents are. They are your son Jarvis and my Mother is Evelyn." So I'm thanking the cousin for his work of a family tree. He traced my grandfather's ancestors as far back as a man with the same surname who is a many time great grandfather who fished for cod in 1589. Oh well. people are endlessly interesting.
  24. luv2

    Debate 10-15-2019

    Medicare for all is going to cost Trillions of dollars. https://www.crfb.org/blogs/how-much-will-medicare-all-cost
  25. luv2

    Debate 10-15-2019

    https://www.crfb.org/blogs/how-much-will-medicare-all-cost Anyone could debate and find experts on the Affordable Care Act or Medicare for All. The Obama-Biden administration got it done despite Washington politics. Instead of adding provisions to enhance people's ability some of the Democrat Presidential candidates are arguing its effectiveness this has to be the twilight zone. Instead of focusing on issues such as Foreign Policies The Economy Education Climate Change The National Debt-(which Medicare for all will add) To name a few I am not stating healthcare is not important, but we are fighting against something the democrats built.
  26. herring_RN

    Debate 10-15-2019

    From the researcher's letter to Senator Sanders: You can open the link and then click "Read PDF" to read the entire University of Massachusetts study.
  27. MunoRN

    Debate 10-15-2019

    I'm not sure how you think we currently pay for healthcare, but the middle class is already paying, and on average they're paying about $20,000 a year for family coverage. Paying a few thousand less than that is still a few thousand less regardless of whether we call it "insurance premiums" or "taxes". I'm not sure how you've concluded that "it still won't be enough".
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