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    RIP Elijah Cummings

    https://www.apnews.com/472ab99bda374c3ba906366d2f0a6d00 He was a good man who never forgot where he came from.
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    Thursday October 17, 2019

    Morning- I did not sleep well last night, as we had a Nor'easter storm and the wind was howling all night. Fortunately, we didn't lose power or have any trees down, but a lot of people in the area did. I'm glad it was just rain, and wasn't cold enough to snow. It'll be early to bed tonight. I hope all have a good day today. I'm sad to hear of Rep. Elijah Cummings' death. He was a good man.
  3. Ted-Thanks for letting us know about Nel. I just messaged her. I know her heart must be heavy today.
  4. Good morning- It's still cold and rainy, but the skies will clear later today and tomorrow is set to be beautiful. I'm currently doing my once a month Saturday morning shift. I've only had 1 patient show up. I had several cancellations yesterday and a couple of perpetual no-showers. I have written discharge letters to the no-shows and made their charts inactive. Enough already. Ted-I wish your back was improving faster. I hope it's ok for your Catskills hike. Joe- I like pomegranate everything. I hope you have an enjoyable day. Take care, all.
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    Thursday October 10, 2019

    Morning- I had a nice day off yesterday for Yom Kippur. I went to synagogue in the AM and then took a nice nap. It was cool and rainy, so a nap was the perfect activity! Fiance's DD came over for dinner. It was nice to spend some time with her. I meant to go to the gym this morning, but it's still cold and rainy. That killed any desire I had to go out before work. Meh. I have some weights at home and I'll climb the 5 flights of stairs at work a few times during lunch. That's better than nothing. I'm also going to start intermittent fasting. For me, that means skipping breakfast, which I don't like anyway, and only eating from noon until 8. I'll keep on my low carb regimen as well. We'll see if I can stick to that. Hope all are well. Have a good day.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    "Great and Unmatched Wisdom", my Aunt Fanny. He is clearly decompensating. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/trump-threatens-to-obliterate-turkish-economy-over-syria-incursion-plan-idUSKBN1WL0IS
  7. Morning- I'm off today, with absolutely no plans. I will either walk or go to the gym in a bit, but I am kind of at loose ends. Usually I'm running around crazy on my day off. I should enjoy the down time, maybe sit on the deck and read a good book. Pretty soon it will be too cold to do that. We have frost warnings for tonight. I guess I should put my garden to bed for the winter. That will give me something to do. Ted!! You've been missed! I'm glad all is well with you and Amy. Happy Anniversary to you both. Don't be a stranger, ok? Tweety-Enjoy your day off. Enjoy your "Fall". Joe-I hope J is feeling better tonight and you can get together. Hope everyone else is doing well.
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    Wednesday October 2, 2019

    Morning, Joe and all who follow- I think today is going to be our last warm day. It's in the mid 70s with high humidity. The rest of the week will be in the 50s. Meh. I guess it will be time put the flip flops away. Work has been very busy. I'm seeing a lot of sick teachers, now that school is back and the little darlings are spreading their germs everywhere. Not much else going on.
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    Sunday 9/29

    Morning- I'm up early to get the brisket in the oven for tomorrow's dinner. It takes about 5 hours to bake, and is always better made the day before. We had a nice dinner out last night. We've revived the Envelope Dinners, where we each picked 5 restaurants within an hours drive that we haven't tried before, and stick the names in envelopes and pick one when we want to go to dinner. We drew a nice farm to table bistro in Providence, RI for last night and it was wonderful, and very reasonably priced. Today I will be getting most of the cooking done for Rosh Hashanah dinner tomorrow. The brisket is in the oven, and I will make the soup later. Hope all are enjoying their weekends!
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    With all due respect, you don't just write a post. You bombard us with numerous videos over and over, yet you never state what is important to you or what you are looking for in a candidate. That's your prerogative, but it is difficult to filter though the negativity. Frankly, I don't watch any of those videos. They seem like a bit of a smear campaign to me. No candidate is perfect. Most are far from perfect. Right now Democrats and those who dislike what our country has become under Trump need to focus on one thing-nominating a candidate who can win the 2020 election and removing him from office. Perhaps in 2024 we can get back to ideals and dissecting all the candidates, but to me, that is secondary right now. I'm not interested in the minutiae and nit picking of every Democratic candidate.
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    https://time.com/5607034/warren-plan-small-business-equity/ This is a plan she has discussed that would help minorities. It took me less than 5 seconds to find it via Google.
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    I could not agree more. There's nothing but accusations and a whole bunch of Youtube videos.
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    Saturday September 28 2019

    Stars-Farawyn is active on Facebook, and is doing fine! I'll tell her you were asking about her.
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    Friday September 27 2019

    Good morning- The sleep thing is still up and down. I'm using an app on my phone that can play different calming sounds. I set it for 20 minutes when I go to bed, and it seems to be helping. I'm trying to stay off my laptop at night, but having trouble giving up the Kindle before bed. I think the blue light blocking glasses do help. When did getting sleep become so complicated?? Hope you have a nice dinner tonight, Joe. I have to go back and read the last couple of days' posts. Hope all have a good day.
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    The Congressional Committee Hearings

    A lot, apparently.
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    The Congressional Committee Hearings

    Here is a good, comprehensive overview of what's going on from a source that is considered by most to be unbiased. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/whistleblower-complaint-describes-white-house-cover-up-on-trump-ukraine-scandal-idUSKBN1WB0E5
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    Monday September 23 2019

    Happy Birthday Herring!
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    Thursday September,

    Morning- Insomnia is kicking my butt again. I got some Camomile-melatonin gummies that are just not doing it for me. I've been up since 3 AM. My big issue is that I can't shut my brain off once I wake up, and then I'm up for the duration. I think it's time to talk to my PCP about this. Maybe I need some kind of cognitive behavioral therapy to learn how to shut my mind off. I do all the sleep hygiene stuff-no screens, no caffeine, bed room at the right temp, etc. Meh. I did read you all, but don't have the brain power to remember what y'all said. I hope Herring and J22 feel better, and that everyone else is ok.
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    Sunday, 9/15/19

    Good morning- It's a beautiful day here, after a night of thunderstorms. We're heading to CT in a bit to celebrate my MIL-to be's 80th birthday. I made a malted chocolate cake to bring. Dianah-Welcome home! I can't wait to hear about your trip. Stars-I'm glad Nannie had a nice birthday. I hope you and DH got to relax after all the guests left and she went to bed. J22-I love to bake bread, but since going low carb I've given it up. Nice that you were able to get out on your bike. Must get dressed and ready to go. Hope all have a great day!
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    On 9-12-2019 Debate

    You didn't answer my question. Will you vote for whoever gets the Democratic nomination?
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    On 9-12-2019 Debate

    I'd still vote for anyone of them over Trump. Would you?
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    On 9-12-2019 Debate

    Beto O'Rourke won a lot of respect from me last night. Finally, someone with the backbone to come right out and say we should remove all assault-style weapons. There's precedent for this. The US required registration and taxation of tommy guns in the National Firearms Act of 1934, and in 1939 the Supreme Court ruled that the law didn't violate the constitution. Sales of those high powered guns dropped dramtically, and no one lost their freedom or their right to have other types of weapons. Let's do that again.
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    Thursday September 12 2019

    Morning- Yesterday was bizarro day at work. I spent too much time arguing with a parent that a milk allergy is a food allergy and needs to be documented as such for school. She kept insisting it wasn't, because milk is a drink, not a food. Where is the banging your head on brick wall emoji when you need it? Also had another parent wanting a list of all the milk and egg free choices at Dunkin Donuts. Umm-black coffee??? I don't have their menu and ingredients memorized. The last one was a patient with environmental allergies who said she didn't have any pets at home. I asked if she had any animal exposure at all. She said yes, my DD's dog and cat. I asked how often she was exposed to them, and she said everyday, because my DD lives with me. So I said, but you just told me you don't have pets. Her response-I don't own them, so they're not my pets. Maybe I expect too much... Woke up at 2 AM and by 3:30 decided to get up and go downstairs, where I promptly smashed my foot on the leg of the coffee table. My first 3 toes are nice and swollen, and turning purple. It's gonna be sandals at work today. Sorry, OSHA. Joe-will you be working full time from home or just a few days a week? J22-I hope you get some pain relief from the cream and the gabapentin. I loved the picture of your Main St. My town did something similar on the town common. A man from our town was killed in the attacks in NY, and has family decorates the common and holds a service every year on 9/11. Stars-I'm glad your pain is better, even if you haven't entirely convinced the gypsies to leave town. Wishing all a peaceful day today.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-will-deny-temporary-protected-status-bahamians-who-fled-n1052561 I have no words that I can say here without violating TOS. Bahamians who are allowed to come to the US as refugees will not be allowed to work while here. So what are they supposed to do to support themselves? Collect welfare?? We can't have that, can we??? That's anathema to the right. These people have lost everything and need a place to stay while their country is rebuilt. Why not let them work so they can support themselves while they are in the US, and not be a "burden"? Trump touts his low unemployment rate, so I highly doubt they'll be taking any jobs away from Americans. I remember 18 years ago when other countries showed us support in the face of our disaster. Apparently that's been long forgotten, at least by Trump and his minion Stephen Miller. I pray that karma is a real thing.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump has cancelled the meeting with the Taliban after they admitted to setting a car bomb that killed an American soldier. Here is a link to the article Nel mentioned. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/opinion/sunday/republican-party-2020.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage