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  2. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I guess homelessness is on the rise. Best for Trump supporters that toot the great economy to blame this one on the liberals. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homelessness-statistics-united-states-2018_n_5c1970a9e4b02d2cae8e322e What's interesting is that Limbaugh, et al didn't mention that Trump's plan really cuts deep in housing programs. https://www.npr.org/2019/04/03/709529287/bipartisan-disapproval-over-trump-administrations-housing-program-cuts
  3. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I guess homelessness is on the rise. Best for Trump supporters that toot the great economy to blame this one on the liberals. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homelessness-statistics-united-states-2018_n_5c1970a9e4b02d2cae8e322e
  4. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I can't edit this late after posting, but demographically speaking urban areas have long been a bit more liberal than rural areas. Urban areas are where the homeless people are, that's where the programs to help them are, the shelters are and the soup kitchens. Again, it's hard to say that liberal policies created the population, when it's liberal policies that tend to try to help them or make it worse, if you look at it from that standpoint. This was written during the Obama years when I was looking for current stats. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/08/the-astonishing-decline-of-homelessness-in-america/279050/
  5. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I think some cities are a victim of their own success. Not necessarily liberal policies. Those cities experienced population growth. Phoenix and Las Vegas have a lot of homeless people and aren't considered necessarily liberal places, but are high growth and population centers. Plus those four cities mentioned above, three of them are in the top ten most populated cities in America and it makes sense they would have the largest homeless population as well. The city I live in St. Petersburg, Florida has seen great economic growth and a real estate boom and the economy is doing very well with unemployment in the area about 3.4%. Consequently homeless seems to be growing because of lack of affordable housing and the population that seems to migrate south. During the Great Recession we had a "tent city" of homelessness (we were Republican lead at the time). It's a double edged sword. I think similar things are happening in Seattle that has experienced growth and less that 3% unemployment. Bottom line for me Limbaugh is a big windbag that really doesn't know what he's talking about.
  6. Today
  7. nursej22

    Monday June 17 2019

    Hullo, We (all 3 of our kids, SIL, and 2 grands) took dh to the local minor league baseball game yesterday afternoon. It was sunny and warm, I got a sunburn for the first time in years, and dh burned the tops of his knee, but we had fun. We take camp chairs and sit on the grass berm and the kids can run around. Came home and grilled some chicken and potatoes on the barby. Fell asleep watching as husband surfed around on the TV-interview with pres, a murder mystery on PBS, and 2 different baseball games. I often don't even watch telly with dh because the constant channel change is irritating. Back to work today. There is a hospitalized r/o TB that our seasoned TB nurse has been showing me all the info she needs to gather for reporting, even though we are not seeing him, yet. Need to know when and how all cxs were collected, what meds and doses have been given, any exposures and contact investigation started, and any underlying conditions, like HIV. Joe, I thought you were in Indiana, but is it Wisconsin? I hope stars is getting some pain and stress relief! Good day to all, j22
  8. BCgradnurse

    Monday June 17 2019

    Good afternoon! It's just another Monday. It's not too busy, but busy enough so I'm not bored. Yesterday was cool and rainy. DD stopped by for a while. We had a good chat. I will see her again before she leaves for the island. Fiance went to the movies with his DDs. I chose to stay at home and enjoy the solitude. Hope all have a great day!
  9. herring_RN

    Monday June 17 2019

    Good morning nurses! We had a good Father's day Son and DIL choose a restaurant that accepts dogs on the patio. Their dog is very well behaved. He did lick my toes under the table. They have never fed him from the table, so he doesn't beg.
  10. Tweety

    Monday June 17 2019

    Good Morning! Joe, hope work at the new job goes well for you today. Supposed to rain some here today too, but that's typical for us this time of year. Supposed to only get to 84 because of the rain. Usually it's at least 90. Slept in and just have some odds and ends type chores to get done. Hope to exercise. Yesterday was a cheat day at work and had junk food that I enjoyed.
  11. Joe NightingMale

    Monday June 17 2019

    Morning Yesterday was nice...church then J and I took dad to brunch. Walked around the arboretum aftewards...lots of mosquitoes due to all the rain. Came home and tried the custard pie recipe again and then relaxed Today it's back to work, not sure what I'll be doing today, will be interesting to see Dates for the family reunion next year have been decided, I already made reservations for me and J. We'll be going to Indiana again. Hopefully this time we wont' have another trip beforehand like last time. Hopefully no rain today or tomorrow but the rest of the week looks pretty rain. Rather tired of the rain
  12. Tweety

    Sunday June 16, 2019

    So what kind of nursing are you doing nursea? I was around when there was paper charting and 8 hour shifts, and things were no better then. At least at the facility I've worked at the last...cough...cough...27 years....It was bad then and it's bad now. Here I sit at 10pm having dinner after a long 14 hour shift. Nothing horrible, just a busy group of five, discharged two and got one in, plus I was charge. They floated two nurses off to another unit and left me short a nurse so I had to take a full load. Guess that's why I make the big bucks. My problem is, I don't hate it, and can't imagine a job where I don't have 4 days off a week and am not in motion. Maybe when I age, but I just turned 60 and am not ready to leave the bedside just yet. But it is a bit demoralizing to have so few "good days", and see what the baby boomers have become...a bunch of whiny, cry baby entitled, opiod tolerate sick folks. The boomer aged guy that refused to leave was saying "you guys take an oath to take care of people, and you don't even do it". Forget you. My two best patients were millennials. One was a 26 year old with a kidney stone that said as she was leaving how wonderful everyone was and this was now her hospital of choice. Another was a 36 year old that was a nurse, but the sweetest patient I've had in a long time. The elderly I can stand, but my own generation...forget you. BC, sorry to hear the concert was cut short. He he's okay. Like you said, he's put in a lot of miles on that body. He hasn't looked healthy for a long time. Guess you remember he's the father of Melissa Etheridges ex-wife's children when they were married back in the day. Happy to be off for three days. Steph, hope the day brought you good times. Joe, hope you enjoyed Father's Day with your dad. I think it's cool that you guys meet up so often.
  13. Yesterday
  14. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump lives in a delusion. He seriously cannot discern reality from his fantasy world maintained by his sycophants to appease his mentally ill need to always be winning and right. Listening to and watching the clips of the Stephanopoulos interview makes me wonder how anyone can be comfortable wih the fellow's intellect, cognitive abilities, and disregard for our laws. How can you respect GOP politicians who make excuses for him?
  15. Spidey's mom

    Sunday June 16, 2019

    Good morning! Not sure what the day will bring. Husband is out on a tractor, which is his idea of heaven. He retires this year from being the Mosquito District Manager and will do farm work for a local farmer. The farmer is grateful for someone who actually knows what they are doing. Farming CAN be a lost art. herring - I love Star Trek and Star Wars. As you know. Glad you had fun. BC - that dinner sounds wonderful. I almost. . . almost fell off the low carb wagon when my son brought home a watermelon for his dad. But . . . it ended up looking kinda mushy so I didn't succumb. Headed to church shortly. Not sure what the day will bring. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Happy Father's Day!
  16. Good Morning! Happy Father's Day to the father of your children, the father's reading this, and your father whether here in person or not. Stars keep venting. It's not ever going to get better. Working today. I requested not to have the freeloading complaining patient that I gave a lunch to at supper (yeah I was wrong for that, but it was an honest mistake and he didn't die). My empathy for him sucking up the resources of the good taxers is at it's end. I'm all for healthcare for all but just don't take advantage, and show some gratitude. Anyway, that sounds judgmental, and I hope I'm not like that. Hope everyone has a great day.
  17. Tweety

    Saturday June 15, 2019

    My workday breakfast is oatmeal, papaya and a fresh raw green smoothie. Steph, sounds like a challenge work wise, but how fortunate they had you there to talk to. I still get amused when you guys say "I have to pay bills" as a chore to get done, as I've said before that I don't pay bills. They pay themselves. Welcome back nursesea, hope you continue to post. Good luck on the new job. Nel, that sounds dreadful. Hate when one thing after another goes bad. Rehab patients are indeed med-surg patients these days. We have a rocky patient that was on 3 liters of "high flow" oxygen. Med-surg is more like an ICU. Had a nice but busy day. Had four patients and discharged three and moved the one left. The one was supposed to be an overnight stay and home on Friday. Turns out he has no home and is using every excuse in the book to stay. Now he's contesting his discharge, as Medicare patients can do. Surely they will reject his plea. During the transfer his dinner didn't make it but he excepted an "extra" tray by me. All I saw was "extra" on the ticket and heated up the burger and soup that was on it. Turns out it was from lunch. He read the ticket and my name was trash. It was still pretty fresh, but he's an annoying, entitled, complains about anything man. Kind of ruined a very good mood. But I can't let him have that power.
  18. Spidey's mom

    How Salt Affect the Human Body and Why Salt Addiction Appears

    Salt-a-holic here. I'm munching on salted pistachios right now. I've always preferred salty over sweet. One of the downfalls that can happen in a low-carb diet, which I'm on right now, is that can of Pringles staring at me from the shelf. I don't limit my salt at all, just carbs. BP is good. I have an article archived from 2011 that I'll share. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-end-the-war-on-salt/
  19. sharpeimom

    First word that comes to mind.....

    I think champagne tastes like carbonated Listerine!! Ahem... Slippers
  20. Last week
  21. Late to read this. Must have missed it somehow earlier. I've been a salt user for a long time. I salted just about EVERYTHING. Even WITHOUT tasting the food first for taste. I've been lucky that my BP has been normal to mini-slightly high. But a health crisis occurred this past February that now has caused me to delete salt on just about everything I eat (except EGGS. You just have to put salt on eggs!). And I'm being careful about processed foods or those with other additives. Don't particularly care for salt substitutes, so I've just stopped using added table salt. Funny thing is that I don't seem to mind its absence. The article here seems to not address the one reason that I think many use salt as much as they do. SALT JUST MAKES FOOD TASTE BETTER! I remember doing a CEU reading about obesity and one reason was addressed that I had never seen addressed before. Some people just overeat because the food just tastes soooo good! I could polish off pizza with no regard to hunger or satiation - I just can't get enough of the taste. Same way with good caramels candy - so smoooothly sweet. And who LOVES plain old meatloaf - just simple brown gravy it up and add a lot of salt and I'm a happy camper until feel guilty eating so much. (It's usually a conscience awareness that I recognize that makes me stop. So it seems to me there is also a psychological component to salt consumption. It must be those endorphens that are being released as the pleasure of the salt taste released to our taste buds trigger those neuroreceptors that just start firing. One thing for the record - when I first read the title, all I could think of was reindeer licking those salt licks in the winter. Well, I googled saltlicks and they make things for humans! So I guess there must be a significant number of us who don't seem to get enough of salt. To OP - interesting reading. TY
  22. toomuchbaloney

    Media behaving badly

    Trump's Fox and Friends interview condensed 2.5 minutes The hosts are getting more practiced at looking less uncomfortable and fidgety. I watched/listened to most of the total content but thought I'd just offer highlights here.
  23. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    In the era of Trump it becomes more evident that liberal political leadership in Congress are as preoccupied with politics as conservatives seem with protecting Trump. While the constitution clearly outlines the responsibility of the House when faced with a corrupt president and Mueller gave them the road map of impeachment, they are MORE concerned with politics than with the law or the constitution. Their political risk matters more than their duty to the constitution apparently. The House should not be concerned with what the Senate may or may not do relative to impeachment. The House (the PEOPLE) holds the power of impeachment.
  24. Lil Nel

    Saturday June 15, 2019

    Stars, I don't eat oatmeal! I have a two-egg, onion, cheddar cheese, mushroom, spinach omelet, nearly every morning. Sides include cottage cheese and avacado. The exception being mornings when I go out to breakfast with co-workers. Gray Boy, the tank of the parking lot cats, was waiting by my car, this morning, when I exited work. Yes, he knows my car. Waits by it, and screams when he sees me. He is kind of mean to the other cats, so I have to reprimand him, to remain in his lane. He only likes Little Gray. And he can be mean to her, sometimes too. They are usually always together. If I ever leave my job, I will have to continue to feed these cats. So many cats! Cats everywhere!!!
  25. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    And perhaps he does these things because he lacks the intellectual depth needed for his position. I am sure you heard Trump, as did I, say the FBI director is "wrong," about the illegalities of so-called opposition research opportunities coming from foreign entities. Trump is clearly a moron. He proves the point, on a daily basis. While I understand what an opportunist like Mitch McConnell gets from supporting Trump, it still isn't clear to me, what the average Trumpster gets for their undying admiration. A clown, who is willing to voice their abhorrent thoughts? That's what Rush Limbaugh is for!
  26. nursej22

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    From a story in the New York Times today: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html Apparently the pentagon feels they can't let the president know too much about security because he'll tell foreign powers. Maybe at the same time he is getting dirt on opponents.
  27. nursej22

    Saturday June 15, 2019

    Welcome back, nursesea! And a hearty good morning to one and all! I came home yesterday, crawled into bed and went soundly to sleep. Until about 9 pm, and then I was wide awake. I think I am letting nutty co-worker get to me. She wasn't scheduled to work yesterday, and yet, there she was, at her desk in the wee tiny office that we share, muttering about how terribly busy she was and could never catch up. And then prattling on about her personal life, like I give a rat's patootie. Yup, I bet she will turn into Nannie as she ages. She was terribly miffed that the clerks returned some paperwork back to her to correct and proclaimed that those things needed to come to me. A patient came in for a med refill and she made her usual disparaging remarks that she makes about all the patients. I declared that I really enjoy this pt's visits, and she hmphf'ed. (sp?) Today looks to be another cool day. Coffee is done, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me " so time to putter in the garden. I don't know if everyone can open links, but I saw this on Twitter this morning from the Baltimore Sun, where a writer comments on how people same the same thing twice, like "safe haven" or "added bonus". These are called pleonasms. https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/mcintyre/116864980-132.html
  28. Lil Nel

    Saturday June 15, 2019

    Hi nursesae! Are you the person who lives in Louisville area? Welcome to our small, yet dedicated group!
  29. herring_RN

    Art and Music

    With Hong Kong people protesting I want to post this song. Our friend Ross wrote a good song. We can give up or we can do what we can to have a country and world where we can life good lives.
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