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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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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    The world was quick to react to President Trump's comments, from world leaders to people on the streets - "disgust" might be too mild of a description.
  2. Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia and suddenly changed course after passing through the strait at the mouth of the Gulf... ... British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was extremely concerned. “It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region,” Hunt said ahead of a national security meeting on the issue. Relations between Iran and the West have been increasingly strained in recent months over security in the Gulf, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Tehran’s nuclear program. Military incidents in the Gulf have increased international concern that both sides could blunder into a war in the strategic waterway, which is vital to world oil supplies... ... U.S. President Donald Trump said there was no doubt the U.S. Navy warship Boxer had destroyed an Iranian drone but Tehran showed video footage that it said disproved the incident even happened. “No doubt about it, no. We shot it down,” Trump said... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/iran-says-it-seized-british-tanker-denies-u-s-brought-down-drone-idUSKCN1UE21Y
  3. June 21, 2019 President Trump confirmed that he approved a strike on Iran on Thursday after it shot down a U.S. drone but called off the operation after the initial moves were underway. Trump said he canceled the attack after being told 150 Iranians would likely be killed. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die," Trump said in a series of tweets Friday. Upon hearing the projected toll, Trump said, he decided that the strike was not "proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone." The president said he put a halt to the operation 10 minutes before the strike was set to begin... https://www.npr.org/2019/06/21/734683701/trump-reportedly-orders-strike-on-iran-then-calls-off-attack-plan
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump calls rally crowd ‘incredible patriots,’ a day after trying to distance himself from ‘Send her back!’ President Trump lashed out at the media for its coverage of the episode and called the crowd at the North Carolina rally “incredible patriots.” “Those are incredible people. Those are incredible patriots,” Trump said during an event in the Oval Office at which he again attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the Somali-born lawmaker whom he was criticizing at his rally earlier this week when the chants of “Send her back!” rang out. “She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you,” Trump said. “And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.”... ... Representative Omar said remarks were aimed at criticizing the Israeli government, not Jewish people. Trump also has falsely accused Omar of praising the terrorist group al-Qaeda... https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-day-after-distancing-himself-from-hostile-chant-trump-criticizes-media-for-its-coverage-of-his-rally/2019/07/19/9c094c16-aa12-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html?_view=prod&utm_term=.5b05534d5921&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
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    Friday July 19, 2019

    Happy Birthday BC! (echos?) I hope you get and like a new job at the "other" hospital. So far it hasn't been really hot this summer. I plan a nice long walk to the beach, and some on wet sand.
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    Special Council Muller Report

    Exchange between longtime conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and a caller to his show yesterday:
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Unfortunately murderous hate is too often acted on by White supremacists and/or right wing extremists. Not normal conservative or liberal Americans. https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/CR_5154_25YRS RightWing Terrorism_V5.pdf
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    Domestic Terrorism

    MS-13 Gang Accused in a Gruesome Murder Spree Around LA
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    1 hour ago, Kyrshamarks said: Actually one. All the synagogue and Mosque shooters except for one have been liberal. I will only post a few because it is limited to shooters at a mosque or synagogue. But even two is more than one.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I am proud of my FBI file. It has no words, just a picture of me with my Grandma and a few friends and fellow SNCC members. We were standing on Los Feliz Blvd. in front of a sign that read, "FOR SALE TO WHITE CHRISTIANS ONLY" This was 1964 and I was twenty years old. We had rotten eggs, tomatoes, and rocks thrown at us. Those driving by also yelled, "Go Back to Africa" and "N***** lover"repeatedly. Only about half of us were Black. President Trump said he is in love with North Korea's COMMUNIST dictator.
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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019, G'Morning Y'All.....

    Good late morning! Not much going on today. Yesterday I bathed both dogs and then took them for a walk. As soon as we got home Duke rolled in the back yard. He is dirty again, but no fleas!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    It is NOT antisemitic to disagree with Netanyahu. https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/no-way-to-treat-a-child/
  13. Agrand jury today declined to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black New Yorker whose last words-"I can't breathe"-were caught on video and became a rallying cry for protesters demanding police reforms. A lawyer involved in the case confirmed the grand jury decision to the Associated Press. The 43-year-old Staten Island man stopped breathing after Officer Daniel Pantaleo, 29, put him in what appeared to be an illegal chokehold while trying to subdue him. The city's medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide resulting from compression of his neck and chest, but the grand jury did not find reasonable cause to charge Pantaleo with a crime. Unlike the protests in Ferguson, which erupted after the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown by police Officer Darren Wilson, the New York rallies that followed Garner's death did not turn violent. But marches in both cities reflected distrust of the police among many blacks, and the demands were the same: prosecution of the officers involved in the deaths... http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-eric-garner-grand-jury-20141203-story.html This version is from some TV show. It is the only one I can find now.[video=youtube;g-xHqf1BVE4]
  14. Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer Five years after Mr. Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry, Attorney General William P. Barr ordered the case be dropped. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/nyregion/eric-garner-case-death-daniel-pantaleo.html
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    If someone said to you, "Go back to Europe" how would you respond? https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=go back to europe
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I pray they do!
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    Art and Music

    I hadn't heard of this guy until he was just on the radio singing this song. Please post any poetry, visual art, or music about our political situation(s)
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    Art and Music

    I heard these musicians on a street in Chicago. My spirits lift when I hear it!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I think the truth won. The resolution:
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    President Trump said on Twitter Sunday that "'Progressive' Democratic Congresswomen" should "go back" to their countries — even though three of the four lawmakers he was seemingly referring to were born in the U.S. and all are American citizens. His tweets drew disgust from House Democrats, who called them racist and xenophobic. Those Congresswomen Representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib held a press conference in response to the president's remarks.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Aren't these racist Tweets and statements by the President of the United Stated of America and most elected Republicans? "Racist" and "Homeless" as adjectives to describe a person seem wrong to me. People do not have to remain racist or homeless. Many have overcome racism and/or homelessness. * By his policies accompanied by blatant verbal and Tweeted illogical expressions of racism, fear, and hate is hurting us all. I think they have contributed to the surge in hate crimes since he ran for and then became president.** He used the name of a famous historic American Indian as a derogatory insult and that’s insulting to all American Indians and, I think, to ALL of us. *** He calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States in defiance of OUR Constitution. **** He said some White supremacists and Nazis were "very fine people".***** I am glad some radio, print , and other news sources are telling the truth that he and complicit politicians are encouraging racism with words or failure to say the truth. This administration is making America worse. How can we turn the hate around and help people give up hate? * https://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/16/opinion/forgiving-george-wallace.html ** https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2017/resource-pages/hate-crime-summary.pdf *** https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/28/trump-native-americans-pocahontas-elizabeth-warren-262266 **** https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/promise/1401/establish-ban-muslims-entering-us/ ***** https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/trump-defends-white-nationalist-protesters-some-very-fine-people-on-both-sides/537012/
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    Tuesday July 16, 2019

    Tweet: When we began organizing with the California Nurses Association UniHealth/PacifiCare, who had purchased our hospital and cut direct care RNs by 50% AND forced out excellent manager to quit and take another job. I took a per-diem job and a wonderful Catholic hospital. I was required to do two weekend day shifts a month. It was insurance in case of my termination. Once he wrote me up for being late starting an antibiotic. I may have been terminated if I hadn't filled out a "Delay in Service" because pharmacy didn't bring the medication in time for the "Two hours of less" for a newly ordered medication. I gave both to the night supervisor. I confess I never told fellow nurses why I took that job. nursej22: Feel better. I think once you heal you will feel better. Joe: Not being paid is NOT OK! BCgradnurse: That was frightening and painful. I hope it doesn't happen again. No Stars: I'm praying for you, Hubby, and Nanny. I wish I had advice. Last week I typed in the address my Grandma lived at until I was nine. It is one of the few 1919 homes still standing and lived in. My sister organized the neighborhood kids for "Simon Says", "Mother May I?", "Statues" and such right in front of that house. A lady's boob fell into a pitcher of lemonade and another lady used to spit tobacco juice through a gap in her teeth into a coffee can. Most neighboring homes are much newer. I'm going to try posting a picture of it and a link to a song one of my uncle's cub scouts wrote about my uncle base on what I told him decades before. WELL! I can't attach the song. I'll post the lyrics as the author typed them. If you really want to hear it I may be able to email it. Ballad of Jarvis.pdf
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    One example of changing the "Love it or Leave It" opinion: https://allnurses-breakroom.com/art-and-music-t174837/?do=findComment&comment=1587992
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