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    Domestic Terrorism

    Here is a thought-provoking opinion piece by a former DHS official. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/26/joe-biden-charlotesville-trump-adl-white-supremacy-column/3575579002/ I am neither for or against Biden, but I think our country needs to do more about domestic terrorism.
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    Friday May 17, 2019

    Hello all, Nice to see, er, read you, sirI. I feel like my days can be rather mundane, so I live vicariously through others, . Another overcast, rainy day here, but temps are mild. My talk yesterday went fine. They did not schedule any cushion time between me and the previous speaker, and he ran over. And the mike was a stationary one that you had to be very close to. I didn't feel comfortable to just hold it in my hand; as clumsy as I am I would probably drop it or poke myself in the eye! But the attendees seemed engaged and asked good questions. There were some people there from the county that just had a big measles outbreak (>70 cases) so it was good to hear their prospective. As for public speaking, I wouldn't say I enjoy it, but it does get easier. I worry more about staying on time, and technology failures. I may have to make a home visit today, to drop off vials for a person to collect sputums, and then pick them up on Monday. I will confess that I didn't vote when I was 18, but I moved out of the area to go to school and it didn't seem like a big priority. Now of course, I do, but I am amazed at how many people in my community don't even know who their state reps and senators are. Nannie sounds like she is deteriorating as evidenced by the restlessness and anger. This happened to my father at the end of his life. NSIME, it is good that your hubby has done the legal stuff to protect himself. Would she benefit from any med adjustment? Okay, back to TB world, j22
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Congratulations on your success, but I don't believe that you are the typical. According to many sources, including this article from Forbes, report that the majority of workers live paycheck to paycheck. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2019/01/11/live-paycheck-to-paycheck-government-shutdown/#479274244f10 Personally speaking, I am doing okay. But retirement is coming, and I am little nervous about having enough savings. I do know people who are not seeking health care because of cost. They may have health insurance, but have a high deductible. I am sure you have seen the stories about people rationing their insulin. A 3% wage increase doesn't go far when insulin is going up even faster.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    So...anarchy? You don't want taxes. No taxes, no government. No government, anarchy. Or only taxes on people who have been here for more that one generation, and are not wealthy.
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    As a first generation American..

    If it makes you feel better to label those you disagree with with dehumanizing perjoratives, go right ahead.
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    As a first generation American..

    Seeing how the Supreme Court determined that money equated speech in Citizens United, Trump actually did try to give the UK a say when he asked for donations in 2016 https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/campaign/288031-trump-campaign-solicits-illegal-foreign-donations-despite-warnings%3famp as for “all human beings are created equal”, that code has been evolving. I am speaking of course of slavery, Native American genocide, and women’s suffrage. In present day, there are some are trying to remove rights.
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    As a first generation American..

    I’m lost, I don’t think I posted an article in this thread. But seriously, is their a Lohan movie that uses that quote?
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    As a first generation American..

    Sorry, I can’t say I’ve ever seen Ms. Lohan’s work. I presume you are referring to one of her movies? I am actually comparing Shapiro to Trump.
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    Wednesday May 8, 2019

    Hi, Sunny here, mid 60s. But I am stuck inside for most of the day for more jury selection. I am currently on a lunch break. Dh went to the dentist yesterday and apparently she was quite stern with him, which is something because I have always found her to be a delight. He hadn’t been in for 9 years, and the tooth she had crowned needs to come out, plus another. That is going to be $$$ i am sure. Angus last full of the devil last night, first he tried to run through the screen door, scared himself and refused to go through after I opened it for him. Then he made high speed laps around the yard, and then diving under a bush to hide. Then popping out and zooming around again. I will try to grab a video sometime. Too hard to post on my phone, later, j22
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    Tuesday May 7, 2019

    Ooh, I love doo wop!
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    American Values

    My side? What does that even mean? No, I don't believe in taxing people because they make too much money. Again, I have no idea what too much money is. There are economists that would argue that a higher tax rate on the wealthy encourages them to reinvest their money to avoid paying taxes and that boosts the economy. I think government should be frugal, and spend within their means. But I think there is value in an educated, healthy populace, safe food and water, reliable electricity and internet. But I don't think that can happen at a flat tax rate, while supporting a bloated military.
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    American Values

    Yes, courts have been involved with several suits involving Trump. I am sure your Google works as well as mine. But do you think it is an American value for citizens to come together to overcome daunting challenges? Or is it everyone for themselves?
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    Tuesday May 7, 2019

    Hullo, Jury selection this morning. Got asked a couple of questions from a lawyer for the state and the defendant's lawyer. Then the judge said "you're still in the pool, call tonight after 5 pm for instructions, you may go now. " **insert profanity here.** So I confirmed my early morning appointment for an echo cardiogram on Thursday. Even if I get called back for jury duty, the echo will be done with. I am supposed to book a appointment with my PCP to adjust meds, but I feel like I can't do that. Most offices want 24 hour notice or they charge. Day is rather nice. Temps in the 70s forecast for later in the week, no rain in the foreseeable future. Good luck Joe, Tweety, Nel, and NSIME. Greetings to everyone who comes along, j22
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    American Values

    The current president has been touting, or bragging about cutting regulations to spur job growth. How do you feel about that? Should Americans be subjected to increased pollutants as a trade-off for economic growth? For instance, Wyoming wants to sue my state to allow the transport and shipping of coal to China. Do you think this is an American value? Also, the current president has a well-known reputation for not paying contractors, and then waiting for them to sue, so that he can pay them pennies on the dollar to settle. Is this an American value? He has the money and time to basically force them to settle for less than the contract. Does this make him a savvy business man, demonstrating American values?
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    Weight Loss Challenge

    I have lost 1 pound in a week. Avoiding carbs, lots of veg, no ETOH. And increasing walking, and core strengthening.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I'm sure glad I am not a soybean farmer right now. https://www.reuters.com/article/global-grains/grains-soybean-prices-sink-to-lowest-in-over-7-months-idUSL3N22I04E
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I wish it was that robust everywhere. In my state, the lastest available figures are from March is 4.6% unemployment for the state, and our county is 5.2%. Don't wages usually rise when unemployment decreases? Or when there are large numbers of positions unfilled?
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    Friday May 3 2019

    Hey, Yes, cardiology appointment this morning. Need to get an echo and a stress test, then consult with electro-physiologist for probable ablation and possible pacemaker. The cardiologist remembered me from working at the hospital 4 years ago, which was nice. And I need to start an anticoagulant-Eliquis. And he suggested low dose thyroid replacement for my low normal TSH. Ugh, more d*** pills. Most likely won't get ablation done until the end of the month. He said if I started feeling worse, they could try a cardioversion, but I think I can wait. A broken heel sounds way worse. For non-weighting, I suppose one uses those scooter things? Joe, I have not heard of using sticky strips for kitties. Dh has been talking about getting a kitten to keep Angus company. It would have to stay inside because we have lost too many on the road. BC, yes to leaving open windows! I plan to do that when I get home. You are a good mama. I have been helping my dd too, due to work interruptions. NSIME, I hope you get some relief soon. That seems awfully fast for a cyst to come back. But Round-up out to work... Herring, preparing an obit can be a comfort, and help move through mourning, as I am sure you probably know. Ted has posted some wonderful pics on Facebook. I think he said he leaves there on Sunday. Good day all, j22
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    Game of Groans

    When dh says he is going to run to the store, I suggest he take the car; it will be faster.
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    Domestic Terrorism

    Well, for now, there is another administration in office and they should do more, rather than less, as the article indicates.
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    Saturday April 27, 2019

    Thank you Dianah. I remember when you had your surgery. Yeah, that dyspnea thing sorts of takes one by surprise, but now I know it’s more than being old and overweight, .
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Good point. Perhaps the fact that there were no committee hearings on particulars of the bill, and some changes were so last minute that they were handwritten in the margins, they didn’t have much chance. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/sections/news/the-passage-of-the-senate-republican-tax-bill-was-a-travesty/amp
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I looked on conservative media for coverage on this, but couldn’t find any. Gold Star families are being hit with a substantial tax increase on survivor benefits. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.military.com/money/personal-finance/2019/04/26/how-new-law-affects-taxes-gold-star-families.html/amp Yet more unintended consequences from a hastily written-by-lobbyists tax bill. MAGA!
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    Thursday April 25 2019

    Hi all, I hope the interview went well, Joe. I should think that practice would be a good thing. Tweety, I am sure you are enjoying the concert. Nel, I have seen that book. Perhaps I'll do like NSIME and look for it at the library. Herring, New Orleans has been one of my favorite cities to visit. So much history, food, and music. And the people are very nice. BC, I suppose this is one of your busiest times of the year. I love the blooming flowers, but they don't love me. I had a wellness visit today and I am in a bit of shock. I have been feeling very tired, thought it was my thyroid, so they drew blood, but they measured my pulse at 44 and a bit irregular. So they did an ecg I am in atrial flutter. So now I have a cardiology referral. Ick. I keep turning over in my mind about what tests I will most likely need. Ick. But at least there is a reason for my fatigue. And she is going to switch me from metformin to n-acetylcisteine. Afterward, I took dd to lunch for her birthday, and gave her a gift certificate to her hair salon. She is has been down lately, but had a promising job interview yesterday, so that is good news. She has been freelancing, making income erratic and I know she worries. I was going to finish cutting the grass this afternoon, but took a nap instead. It can wait until tomorrow . night all, j22
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    50 tweets in the last 24 hours. Presidenting is hard!
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