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    I have cancer

    Man, I am SO sorry.
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    I think we have to deal with ACORN

    I just saw a piece on CNN in which a Philadelphia ACORN worker was pretty much acknowledging that they're hiring anyone who applies and, that while a good 5,000 of the 85,000 registrations they've gotten might be fraudulent, it's okay. Now, this doesn't sway my support for Obama, and I'm more concerned that ineligible people actually vote than register, but this is worrisome, and I think we have to stop brushing off discussion of it as solely politically motivated.
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    How do you unwind after a crazy shift?

    Xanax.
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    When I'm Talking to You . . . .

    How about when it happens, "HEY! I'm still talking! I'm trying to have a conversation here!"
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    Show off your new avatar.

    I'm so glad everyone gets an avatar now!
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    Tips to quit smoking and lose weight

    I would wait a bit for the depression to lift before trying. Seriously. I know smoking is bad for you but why set yourself up to fail? And talk to your doc. Again. :)
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    When posters attack

    Ravelry has lots of buttons. "Disagree" has caused some amazing threads, boy!
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    When posters attack

    The detente kudo! HA!
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    When posters attack

    I use the button to indicate agreement/approval etc - or is it ect? - with an idea or sentiment.
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    When posters attack

    xtxrn, I "kudoed" your post because I agreed with it. And I wasn't targeting you or your comments. I went and found her threads and there's a lot of that. You are kind. Some are kind and starry-eyed. I also deliberately refrained from quoting you so that it would be clear that my response was not directed at you.
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    When posters attack

    Although I quite agree that a high level of asshattery was shown, notwithstanding the extenuating circumstances of the OP, it's also rather presumptuous to expect that everyone will refrain from posting something snarky prior to having thoroughly researched the poster. The wholehearted support of what is clearly an exceedingly unrealistic goal stymies me. Dreams are nice, but need we provide fodder for the impossible?
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    When posters attack

    Yes, but is one snotty crack bullying? I think not. But we disagree.
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    When posters attack

    Nah, that's just nasty.
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    When posters attack

    I haven't seen much nastiness here at all. Here and there but it's far from the norm.
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    Has AN got boring or is it just me?

    May LPNs? I would not want to exclude anyone but I do agree that the starry-eyed stuff gets old, particularly as a lot of the moderation, IMO, is to keep everybody happy, which is simply not possible. As a result, we get a watered-down site geared to the least common denominator. The big thing for me, though, is the "new" format. It's just difficult to navigate with too many subfora, even (maybe especially) in Central. It's no longer possible to come in and just browse everything.
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    Has AN got boring or is it just me?

    :nuke:
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    Drug screens and medical cannabis?

    At least for appetite improvement, Marinol is NOT as effective as straight old weed. There is speculation that THC is not the only cannabinol that stimulates appetite.
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    black nurses and students

    I have never experienced that. I have met idiots, black and white, but never have I disagreed with someone black and been called racist for it.
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    black nurses and students

    Nobody has said that. Individual experiences all vary. A Huxtable kid has advantages over the kid in Raising Hope. But the kid in Raising Hope is never going to pulled over for driving while black, and if you clean her up she will be perceived, at first glance, more positively than a similarly outfitted black kid.
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    black nurses and students

    Pretty good, actually! And I don't insist that men are treated better in nursing. They're treated better, period. :clown:
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    black nurses and students

    If I open it too much my brains will fall out! And I am not upset, Shazoom, just a realist. There is a power balance in the world, and men are on top. Generally white men are on the tippity-top. Black women are pretty low on the social totem pole. It annoys me when people a) can't see their own privilege and b) tell those who are experiencing something that it does not, in essence, matter.
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    black nurses and students

    Canada, then. Culturally far more similar than you probably care to admit. Certainly you sound like any number of defensive white men I know here.
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    black nurses and students

    *ahem* As a white male in nursing in the US you are a privileged minority. In just about anything else you are in the privileged majority. http://sap.mit.edu/content/pdf/male_privilege.pdf http://sap.mit.edu/content/pdf/male_privilege.pdf
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    black nurses and students

    As a middle class white woman I can't say that I can identify with your feeling of isolation. The closest I can come is to remember visiting Egypt, where I stood out like the proverbial sore thumb. I will say that Blacks are under-represented in the sciences and there are probably many reasons behind that, not the least of which is what you are experiencing, which is people expecting you to be "less than." I'm sure it plays a role before advanced education as well, with Black and Hispanic kids being steered, probably largely unconsciously, towards less well-paying fields. Hold your head high and reach out, perhaps to the National Black Nurses Association. Certainly there must be something to what you are feeling else people would not have come together into their own group. http://www.nbna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=133 And best of luck to you.
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    Opinions on Euthanasia

    I loved The Suicide Toourist. I adored the wife. So strong, yet contained and realistic and loving. Here's one about Sassy Squirrel's links: Recommended DVDs - Mademaoiselle and the Doctor
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