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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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    Sunday June 16, 2019

    About ten years ago I saw David Crosby at the Albertson's grocery store twice. Both times he bought a half gallon of ice cream and as soon as he walked out of the store took a spoon from his pocket and began eating. WAY back I loved this song:
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    Presidential Election 2020

    As a child my sister thought Pepto Bismol made her throw up.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    Our city citizens voted to increase our taxes to create homes for at least ten thousand people just three years ago. Last year more than twenty-six thousand people living with homelessness were assisted into homes. Yet we now have more people without a home than we did last year. Many homeless people are working. I know one person who works in a nearby city that has permit only parking on residential streets whose boss got him a parking sticker because as store owner he lives within walking diatance from his business. That man lives in an SUV which is almost always parked on that block. I go to a gym where many people are members, but have no residence. Living in vehicles they shower at the gym. Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm parking only is two hours for gym members. Between seven at night and six in the morning and all weekend there are many vehicles that are gone on weekdays. I know many of these people who live in cars and have jobs. https://ktla.com/2019/06/04/l-a-county-to-release-results-of-homeless-count-on-tuesday/
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    Monday June 17 2019

    Good morning nurses! We had a good Father's day Son and DIL choose a restaurant that accepts dogs on the patio. Their dog is very well behaved. He did lick my toes under the table. They have never fed him from the table, so he doesn't beg.
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    Art and Music

    With Hong Kong people protesting I want to post this song. Our friend Ross wrote a good song. We can give up or we can do what we can to have a country and world where we can life good lives.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

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    Friday June 14, 2019

    Tweety: I'm glad you don't have termites.
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    Friday June 14, 2019

    Good morning this Friday! Tweety: I live directly across the street from the apartment building. The new couple live two doors down from us in a building with a privacy wall and a nice tree in front. From their address they can't even see the balcony where the Italian speakers talk and smoke. But they walk their BIG old friendly slobbery dog and will jay walk to go talk to anyone on the sidewalk. I like to walk on errands and shop with a cart as many old people do. Even when coming home they walk up to me and start talking about other residents of this block. And try to get invited in. They ask, "How about you make some coffee and invite us in?" I told them about the low cost senior lunches at the nearby park. She said, "That is for old people. We aren't ready for senior activities." (They are both 65 and recently retired. Sold their house and rent a condo. How do I know? She told me.) I know whatever I tell them they will likely tell the whole neighborhood. That is OK because when they ask about other neighbors I say something like, "Nice people." Others can tell them what they want, but people I've known all their lives are now tired of hearing about the smoking and foreign language on the balcony. The last few days I wave and say, "Hi" calling their names and then walk away, go to my car, or in the house as if I were in a hurry. PS: You here in this "Club" know more about some of my wonderful current and past neighbors than I tell other's on the street. PS: I went out to get husband's WSJ and they both opened the gate, came into the yard, and told me about a new Facebook named for our street they want us to join. I told them I don't do Facebook. The flyer has a screen shot of the Italian man across the street on the balcony balcony with his phone. One thing I can say is that they say the same to me that neighbors tell me they said to them, "She is so strange not wanting a smart phone. How can she live like that"
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Please hear question and testimony beginning at 23:40
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    There are many opinions regarding whether opposition research findings are a "Thing of Value". The article below is interesting with many facts I didn't know. I only quoted a small part. Someone may find it interesting.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents President Donald Trump may not alert the FBI if foreign governments offered damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race, he said, despite the deluge of investigations stemming from his campaign's interactions with Russians during the 2016 campaign... ... Trump disputed the idea that if a foreign government provided information on a political opponent, it would be considered interference in our election process. "It's not an interference, they have information -- I think I'd take it," Trump said. "If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI -- if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, 'oh let's call the FBI.' The FBI doesn't have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and that's the way it is. It's called oppo research." President Trump lamented the attention on his son, Donald Trump Jr., for his role in the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016. Stephanopoulos asked whether Trump Jr. should have taken the Russians' offer for "dirt" on then-candidate Hillary Clinton to the FBI. "Somebody comes up and says, ‘hey, I have information on your opponent,' do you call the FBI?" Trump responded... ... "I'll tell you what, I've seen a lot of things over my life. I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You don't call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do," Trump continued. "Oh, give me a break – life doesn't work that way." "The FBI director said that is what should happen," Stephanopoulos replied, referring to comments FBI Director Christopher Wray made during congressional testimony last month, when he told lawmakers "the FBI would want to know about" any foreign election meddling. But on Wednesday, the president refuted Wray's sentiment. "The FBI director is wrong, because frankly it doesn't happen like that in life," Trump said. "Now maybe it will start happening, maybe today you'd think differently."... https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/id-exclusive-interview-trump-listen-foreigners-offered-dirt/story?id=63669304
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    Presidential Election 2020

    8 hours ago, SC_RNDude said: I would love to see this happen. “I think Trump ought to start going to California. I think he ought to go there once a month. I think the Republican National Committee ought to schedule a debate in California," Limbaugh said on his radio show. "I think the campaign should have ads showing and highlighting the homelessness in downtown Los Angeles and pointing out that this is what happens when Democrats run things with no opposition, no checks, no balances." https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rush-limbaugh-trump-needs-to-go-to-california-remind-americans-what-a-dem-run-state-looks-like Our Downtown Los Angeles Skid Row has had a large vagrant and homeless population for about 140 years. Governor Reagan released more than half of the state’s mental hospital patients and passing a law that abolished involuntary hospitalization of people struggling with mental illness. This started a national trend of de-institutionalization. Suddenly near our hospital there were several homes where some of the recently released people lived. Night and day many of them walked across the streets in the middle of the blocks, often stepping in front of cars. The new law required the patient to ASK for help. It has been near impossible for parents and loved ones to obtain treatment or care for a mentally ill person who doesn't have the insight to know they need the help. I believe he did this out of kindness, but was also not educated or experienced regarding mental illness. After he was elected President in 1980, he discarded a law that would have continued funding federal community mental health centers. This basically eliminated services for people struggling with mental illness. Now for decades California and other states suffer from a lack of sufficient outpatient and inpatient mental health treatment and care. (In my opinion this also contributes to many deaths both violent and otherwise. Just a few years ago at about 6:00 am it was dark. I heard brakes squealing followed by a crash less than a block from the hospital. A BIG naked man was face down in a four lane street struggling to breath. As I ran to help an ER physician on his way to work got off his bicycle and began to help that man. Thea driver who had hit him was shaking, shivering, and crying loudly. I helped her by taking her to the sidewalk, locked it, and gave her her purse and keys. I cared for that woman almost an hour. A resident on the block told the police that neighbors were calling police almost daily because he slept under bushes during the day and walked naked across the street. The week before a police officer had seen him naked, arrested him, and then he was taken to a hospital mental health unit for 72 hours. Neighbors don't know how he got back to the street, buy police wouldn't come again until he walked in front of the car. https://www.kqed.org/news/11209729/did-the-emptying-of-mental-hospitals-contribute-to-homelessness-here http://www.povertyinsights.org/2013/10/14/did-reagans-crazy-mental-health-policies-cause-todays-homelessness/ http://www.sfweekly.com/news/the-great-eliminator-how-ronald-reagan-made-homelessness-permanent/ What do you suggest to ensure Americans have their need for a place to live met? My sister-in-law lives in Inglewood, CA. Los Angeles, County. Before the new Rams stadium began construction her house was worth about $250.00. She is now receiving offers to sell at $800,000.00 to $1 million. The lowest rent for a small apartment here is $2,000.00 a month.
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    Wednesday June 12, 2018

    Good morning! Not a lot planned for today. I figured out that husband needs a few minutes of small talk, even when wheezing, before consenting to a treatment. Then afterward he coughs up the loosened mucus and says, "I feel a lot better." He is watching his favorite morning show, "Let's Make a Deal".
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    Sunday June 9 2019

    Before 1960 driving from Oklahoma to California we were behind one of the drivers my Dad like to make fun of, an "Old Man With a Hat On" driving 30 MPH in a 65 zone with his left turn signal on. We couldn't pass him on that narrow road, but after almost an hour he turned right. The left turn signal was still on.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I did listen to the entire video. I also listened to Dennis Prager on KABC Talk Radio five days a week for years. He used his excellent vocabulary to talk about President Clinton for at least 30 minutes each and every show stating that no American should vote for a man who had affairs and violated the Ten Commandments. He read the pornographic parts of the Star Report out loud. Then when President Trump was a candidate he turned 180 degrees to say actions in a candidate's private life should be overlooked in favor of what will be done for the country. PLEASE listen to the two videos that show Candace Owens not being truthful. She stated, "I think it's pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that Black people are stupid and will not pursue to full clip in it's entirety. He purposely presented an extracted clip. I did pursue the full clip. The "Hitler" comment is at about 41:10 of the second video: Below is the second video. PLEASE listen to the entire video OR just the "Hitler comment" at 41:10. She does NOT make reference to Hitler killing anyone. She was clearly NOT being truthful when she testified under oath to Congress that she said what she did not say. Perhaps she thinks I am stupid? PS: To me SHE insinuated that my member of Congress is racist. SHE brought up race. He did NOT!