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herring_RN ASN, BSN

retired registered nurse

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


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    Thursday November 21, 2019

    Regarding the raccoons, our neighbors watched them copulate from their second story balcony across the street. The next day they walked their dog and told the whole neighborhood for blocks. They are from Italy and had never before seen raccoons. Now I have seeds in the ground so if it doesn't rain again I'll water there.
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    Thursday November 21, 2019

    JOE! Hi Tweety, nursej22, and dianah, No Stars, BCgradnurse, and whoever follows! I hope we have the best possible day.
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    Wednesday November 20, 2019

    Working 12 hour nights we went to work in the dark and when we got out on time dark in the morning too. Day's often went to work in the dark and came home in the dark.
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    Tuesday November 19 2019

    Good morning Joe, Tweety, Dianah, and whoever visits later! I plan to get the holes in the yard planted with grass seed. I wouldn't do it on a hot day.
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    Debate 10-15-2019

    Big Pharma Keeps Bankrolling House GOP’s Dark Money Arm America’s top drug lobby has continued bankrolling an influential Republican dark money organization spearheading the fight to defeat proposals to guarantee health care for all Americans, according to tax returns released Friday. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, reported donating $2.5 million last year to the American Action Network (AAN), a secretive nonprofit linked to House Republican leaders. PhRMA has donated at least $10 million to AAN since 2016. PhRMA also donated a nominal sum to a centrist think tank founded by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). PhRMA is a member of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, a health care industry coalition created last year to defeat Medicare for All... https://maplight.org/story/big-pharma-keeps-bankrolling-house-gops-dark-money-arm/
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    Debate 10-15-2019

    INVESTOR-OWNED HOSPITALS are leading the fight against the creation of a comprehensive, universal health care system, according to corporate filings reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept. Tenet Healthcare, the nation’s third-largest investor-owned operator of hospitals, has donated nearly $630,000 to the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, or PAHCF, a dark-money organization created last year to erode public support for Medicare for All, a government-run plan that would provide health care for all Americans. PAHCF’s incorporation records list a lobbyist for the Federation of American Hospitals, a trade organization that represents Tenet and other investor-owned hospitals, as one of its authorized representatives... ... In 2016, Tenet was fined $513 million as part of a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice for allegedly paying illegal kickbacks to clinics in exchange for referrals of pregnant Medicaid patients. A decade earlier, the company entered into a $900 million settlement with federal regulators for overbilling Medicare... https://theintercept.com/2019/10/15/medicare-for-all-hospital-tenet/?link_id=7&can_id=4ede6423e423726bdee78262ebd4207b&source=email-re-report-documents-reveal-hospital-industry-is-leading-fight-against-medicare-for-all&email_referrer=email_665622&email_subject=re-report-documents-reveal-hospital-industry-is-leading-fight-against-medicare-for-all
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch. The emails, which Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart News in 2015 and 2016, showcase the extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency. These policies include reportedly setting arrest quotas for undocumented immigrants, an executive order effectively banning immigration from five Muslim-majority countries and a policy of family separation at refugee resettlement facilities that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General said is causing “intense trauma” in children... ... Hatewatch reviewed more than 900 previously private emails Miller sent to Breitbart editors from March 4, 2015, to June 27, 2016. Miller does not converse along a wide range of topics in the emails. His focus is strikingly narrow – more than 80 percent of the emails Hatewatch reviewed relate to or appear on threads relating to the subjects of race or immigration. Hatewatch made multiple attempts to reach the White House for a comment from Miller about the content of his emails but did not receive any reply... https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/12/stephen-millers-affinity-white-nationalism-revealed-leaked-emails#policies https://www.splcenter.org/stephen-miller-breitbart-emails
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    Monday November 18 2019

    Nice sunny day. It is my son's 49th birthday.Lots to do today. Rain is expected tomorrow night so I plan to plant seeds for the bare parts of the lawn. Neighbors saw raccoons having sex there awhile back and the grass is now dead and brown.
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    Not so much smart as silly, goofy, absurd, ludicrous, giddy, inane, and just plain nitwitted.
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    I am not certain what this means. Is it one of these? Total Dissolved Solids, The Dark Side, The Daily Show, Teen in Driver's Seat, The Dispute Service, Total Dissolved Salts, Texas Disposal Service, TransDermal System, Time Delay Spectrometer, Tie Down System, Time Date Stamp, Toronto Daily Star, Toyota Driving School, or maybe TRUTH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME?
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    What President Obama did or did not do does not change the fact that President Trump held up military aid to Ukraine because he was bribing the President of Ukraine to announce that they were carrying on an investigation as requested by President Trump PS: The Iran nuclear agreement was a deal, approved by six countries and the European Union, and gave Iran access to its own frozen assets. https://www.factcheck.org/2019/03/obama-didnt-give-iran-150-billion-in-cash/ https://www.cnn.com/2016/01/17/politics/us-pays-iran-1-7-billion/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/03/01/was-obamas-1-7-billion-cash-deal-with-iran-prohibited-by-u-s-law/ https://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2017/jun/06/karen-handel/Handel-pushes-details-Iran-deal-terror-support/
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    Sunday November 17, 2019

    Husband is VERY surprised to see a TV ad for puppy Yoga and baby goat Yoga. He never before thought of such a thing. Half an hour later he called out, "Goat Yoga?" I'm pretty sure those old guys at his club will discuss that today. I saw a lot of nurses I know at the convention yesterday. There were lots of giants! A group of seven men at or taller than seven feet were walking around together. They were manning a boot for members of building and construction trade unions.
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    Saturday November 15, 2019

    I plan to drive south a bit and do a shift getting signatures. I'll probably see nurses I know there too. Godda leave early to fing a parking place.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump issues pardons for 3 service members accused of war crimes President Donald Trump has intervened in the cases of three American service members convicted or accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq by issuing pardons and maintaining the rank of one of the service members who had been demoted... ... Lorance is serving 19 years in prison, convicted on two counts of second-degree murder for ordering a soldier to fire on unarmed Afghan motorcyclists in 2012. Golsteyn is charged with the murder of an alleged Afghan bomb-maker in 2010. And Gallagher, while acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive earlier this year, was sentenced to four months of time served and a reduction in rank for posing with a corpse during a 2017 deployment to Iraq... https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-issues-pardons-service-members-accused-war-crimes/story?id=67055490
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    Local government in the United States

    Hurray! Nel was right and I was wrong to be worried.