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herring_RN ASN, BSN

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I'm a spicy (seasoned) retired hospital nurse with 42 years experience (counting two years as a CNA)

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    Art and Music

    With the pandemic, killings, and looting in our cities this is not fun. But this pre Civil War slave song continues to mean a lot. "Pharoah's army got drownded, Oh Mary don't you weep" Which version do you prefer? Jeff Langley · Holly Near · Arlo Guthrie · Ronnie Gilbert · Pete Seeger
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    Friday May 29 2020

    Here it is (I hope) https://allnurses-breakroom.com/thursday-may-t177675/
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    Domestic Terrorism

    Remember this? Also in Minnesota: Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in shooting of unarmed Australian woman A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. Mohamed Noor was also convicted of manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia. He wasn’t convicted of the most serious charge of intentional second-degree murder... https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/04/30/justine-damond-shooting-minneapolis-cop-jury-deliberates/3624916002/
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    Domestic Terrorism

    Minneapolis cop seen kneeling on George Floyd taken into custody Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced that Derek Chauvin had been arrested in connection with Floyd's Monday death... https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/05/29/Minneapolis-cop-seen-kneeling-on-George-Floyd-taken-into-custody/1791590746556/
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    Friday May 29 2020

    Joe: I think it was easier for us when we were angry and irritated becayse we supported each other and discussed ideas to improve conditions that were less than ideal for patient care and nurses ability to provide care. The morning we night shift went out for breakfast after work and all of us from six unots decided to STOP complaining was a turning point. I admire you for dealing with your difficulties. Tweety: Enjoy you day off after three days in a row. That IS tough to do on 12 hour shifts (with OT). Husband is home with a catheter. He has almost no pain and is taking only Tylenol because he wants to avoid the constipation he fears the prescription pain med would cause. He enjoyed eggs and high fiber toast for breakfast.
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    Friday May 29 2020

    Joe: I think it was easier for us when we were angry and irritated because we supported each other and discussed ideas to improve conditions that were less than ideal for patient care and nurses ability to provide care. The morning we night shift went out for breakfast after work and all of us from six unots decided to STOP complaining was a turning point. I admire you for dealing with your difficulties. Tweety: Enjoy you day off after three days in a row. That IS tough to do on 12 hour shifts (with OT). Husband is home with a catheter. He has almost no pain and is taking only Tylenol because he wants to avoid the constipation he fears the prescription pain med would cause. He enjoyed eggs and high fiber toast for breakfast.
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    Domestic Terrorism

    Police nationwide condemn custody death of George Floyd Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. But some civil rights advocates say their denunciations are empty words without meaningful reform behind them... ... “There is no need to see more video,” Chattanooga, Tennessee, Police Chief David Roddy tweeted Wednesday. “There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out’. There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something. If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this … turn it in.”... ... “Not going hide behind ‘not being there,’” tweeted San Jose Police, California, Chief Eddie Garcia. “I’d be one of the first to condemn anyone had I seen similar happen to one of my brother/ sister officers. What I saw happen to George Floyd disturbed me and is not consistent with the goal of our mission. The act of one, impacts us all.”... But Gloria Browne-Marshall, a civil rights attorney and professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said she wouldn’t be a “cheerleader” for a “handful” of chiefs who harshly decried the officers’ behavior. ... Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, said she wasn’t “particularly moved” by the relatively few police who voiced outrage. Abdullah said the three other officers who witnessed Chauvin’s actions and did not intervene contributed to a long-standing system of police racism and oppression against people of color. “We’ve got to remember that it was not just Officer Chauvin who was sitting on George Floyd’s neck,” she said. Abdullah and hundreds of others protested what she called Floyd’s lynching on Wednesday night. Some blocked lanes of a freeway and shattered windows of California Highway Patrol cruisers... Even the New York Police Department weighed in. Eric Garner died in the city in 2014 after he was placed in a chokehold by police and uttered the same words Floyd did: “I can’t breathe.” It took city officials five years to fire the officer, and no criminal or federal charges were brought... https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/police-nationwide-condemn-custody-death-of-george-floyd
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    Thursday May 28 2020

    No antispasmodic. He was given Tramadol last night and so far today Tylenol. He will have Tramadol at home. I will be glad to get him home. Just red tape now.
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    Domestic Terrorism

    Following intense protests in the wake of George Floyd's death during an arrest with police, Mayor Jacob Frey says the non-black community must understand "400 years of anger and sadness" that is the "truth" of the black community.
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    Thursday May 28 2020

    Husband is doing OK. He is grouchy, but OK. He has a catheter in and an appointment to have it taken out at the urologist's office Monday. We've been talking on the phone because I'm not allowed to visit him on med-surg. His nurse said it will be after noon because the pharmacy is backed up. I would NOT bring him home without paid medication.
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    Domestic Terrorism

    I have met some BLM leaders and members at a science fiction convention. They were invited to a panel on the wonderful books and stories by Octavia Butler, one of my favorite authors. They freely claimed that a White person cannot understand her books because only an African American understands her. I was insulted for disagreeing. BUT they used WORDS. Last night we had Black Lives Matter protesters in Los Angeles. Thankfully our LAPD were professional and sensible. They walked on the Freeway as they have done before. Because the police kept their cool the only person injured fell off a police SUV, seemed to be alert and talking paramedics arrived to take the injured protester to the hospital. To my knowledge that was the only injury.
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    Domestic Terrorism

    After the police set off "Flash Bang" smoke bombs and tear gas a small number of Minniapolis protesters threw rocks. What I see in the videos and news reports is hundreds of people protesting a clearly wrong death. Of course they are sad, angry, and wanting this killing to STOP. But violence by police officers cannot be solved by throwing a rock or water bottle. An opinion piece: Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Minneapolis on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white police officer kneed him in the neck. Protesters marched nearly two miles, from the site of Floyd’s death on the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue to the Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct building. However, police did not respond in kind to the demonstrators marching down the street. Cops arrived in riot gear to confront the crowd, firing tear gas, flash grenades, and rubber bullets at the non-violent group of people. At one point, protesters used shopping carts as a barricade to protect them from what they felt were police assaults... https://refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9840251/minneapolis-protest-george-floyd-police-riot-tear-gas
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Regarding the author, Liz Crokin: Liz Crokin Claims Celebrities Are Getting Coronavirus From Tainted ‘Adrenochrome Supply’ Right-wing “journalist” and Trump–worshiping conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin posted a video on YouTube last week in which she declared that the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is really just a cover for the Trump administration to carry out the mass arrests long promised by QAnon, the right-wing conspiracy theory that posits that President Donald Trump has been working diligently to arrest countless prominent political, media, and business leaders for allegedly being part of a global satanic pedophile ring... ... Crokin doubled down on this predication in a new video that she posted last night in which she and also speculated that celebrities like Tom Hanks and Idris Elba have contracted the virus by drinking adrenochrome that had been intentionally laced with the virus by “the white hats”—a computer security term used to refer to hackers who use their skills for good. “I also believe that this virus was created by the cabal, specifically Bill Gates,” Crokin said... https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/liz-crokin-claims-celebrities-are-getting-coronavirus-from-tainted-adrenochrome-supply/ Link to her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSHqb9ctRGk
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    Wednesday May 27th 2020

    Hello Joe and bcgradnurse! Today I take husband for surgery. I have to sit in the waiting room, not with him. He will be fine. I trust the nursing staff 100%. He goes a 11:00 am. Surgery starts at 4:30 pm. Bringing my Kindle.
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    President Trump National Scandal

    ‘You cannot fan the flames and condemn the fire’: Kentucky governor blames GOP for protest with hanging effigy As Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” blared from speakers, protesters supporting the Second Amendment and opposing coronavirus restrictions strung a stuffed effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) from a tree outside the governor’s mansion on Sunday. Republicans and Democrats alike quickly denounced the scene, with Beshear calling it a “celebration of assassination on our capitol grounds.” But on Tuesday, Beshear also laid some blame for the violent imagery on Republican legislators in his state, whom he accused of contributing to the increasingly tense atmosphere at protests of restrictions... ... Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said he and his fellow Republicans were “outraged” by the violent imagery displayed on the Capitol grounds.... ... Neil Huffman Automotive Group, which runs several car dealerships in Kentucky, said on Tuesday the company had fired an employee involved in the incident after an internal investigation. “There is no place for hate or intolerance in any of our dealerships,” the company said in a statement... https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/27/andy-beshear-effigy-coronavirus/
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