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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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  1. herring_RN

    Tuesday February 19, 2018

    Following today. Lots of interrupting phone calls today.
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    Senate Republicans will vote on health care again

    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it. The report: https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to
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    Media behaving badly

    Here it is: https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/inside-trumps-two-year-war-on-the-investigations-encircling-him/
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    Media behaving badly

    Reading several news reports it seems to me that she believed her source who claimed to be there when he was not. He claimed to be giving an eye witness account when clearly that would be impossible. Lara Logan also gave a speech a month before the Sixty Minutes report:
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    A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

    I think most of us are not discussing the Mueller investigations because they are secret and there have not been leaks from the Mueller side. I think we have to wait to find out. https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/25-leaks-about-the-mueller-investigation-and-the-problems-they-may-cause
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Many, including most independent voters agree with this opinion. https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/426427-as-shutdown-continues-independent-voters-are-increasingly
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I used to do that when savings account interest was 5% or more. With negligible interest I claimed no dependents and got a larger refund. There was no longer an advantage to putting that money in savings. Even when I qualified for the Earned Income Credit due to low income a couple years I put money in savings every time I got paid. I worked 55 years on jobs and put between fifty cents and several hundred dollars into savings accounts each time I got paid.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    California to sue President Trump over national emergency declaration California figures prominently in dispute over border funding “No other state will be more harmed than the state of California,” Newsom said, arguing it will affect funding for the state’s military installations, national guard and illegal drug enforcement efforts. “Donald Trump, we’ll see you in court.” Last month amid a funding standoff over money for border barriers — which Trump sees as key to fulfilling a campaign promise of a border “wall” — his administration suggested he might use an emergency declaration to divert money from disaster protection projects in California. That pot of money didn’t appear to be on tap as the president made his declaration Friday, looking instead toward funds for military construction and illegal drug seizure... https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/02/15/how-does-trumps-national-emergency-declaration-affect-california/
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    The print of the order does not include his thanking Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson for their support.
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    Monday, 2/11/19

    Once a group of nurses went to an appointment in the office of the hospital CEO. He had a book on his desk called "If it Ain't Broke, Break It." https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-446-51539-9 He instituted lots of silly time wasting things for us to do. Like walking rounds so a critically sedated patient could participate in his care, or require the night shift do the baths and the audits, after all they aren't bothered by having PT, RT, and other departments open. So nurses can do it all at night with less distractio because we have less staff then.( I can be sarcastic too).
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    Media behaving badly

    I get mad and yell. I can be sarcastic, but know not to post then because sarchasm and insults often lead to retaliation. Often by the time I'm no longer angry someone else has posted what I wanted to say. It is a fact that whether we agree or not I like you all.
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    Media behaving badly

    Spidey's Mom and I have gotten to know each other over many years. Her youngest son was a toddler then. He is now a man. She was also a nurse here when we worked for ratios and then worked to save them from the governors executive order. She is a wonderful role of disagreeing without insulting the other person. (Even when the person deserves it). I like everyone who has discusses politics here recently. I hope we all follow the TOS so threads are not closed. OK- enough of the "Like Fest".
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    Media behaving badly

    Thank you Spidey's Mom! I was never beat up. The only fracture I had was a finger FX playing vollyball and lots of skins and scrapes like most kids. I did see young men hit, punched, knocked down, and such at civil rights events. The police who politely asked me and Grandma to leave threatened some young men. My then boyfriend, who is now a wealthy real estate developer, had run before the police got out of their cars. I think it interesting that just five years later I read in the paper that the first Black to buy a house in that formerly all White wealthy area was a young attorney named Johnny Cochran. Spidey's Mom remembers that my Daddy was a classical and jass trumpeter. He also was in the University of Michigan marching bans when he attended on the GI bill. Before I was born he traveled doing one night stands with the Gene Krupa band sitting next to his idol and life long friend the great Roy Eldridge. Roy was the star and only Negro. My Dad was the good looking black haired White trumpet player sitting next to him in the video. Notice the band bowing when Roy hits a high note. When they traveled in the South many towns they played had no hotel for colored people. Music lovers invited Roy and my Dad, as his roommate, went too. They ate with the family. Both Roy and my Dad said the food was always great, except my Dad never liked grits.
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