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Retired Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Retired ENP. 35+ years of experience. From Scotland.

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  1. GrumpyRN

    Attorney General Willam Barr and Spying ?

    What is it when the leader of a country tells the citizens that he is the only one who will tell them the truth? What is it called when that same leader calls ALL news "fake" unless it comes from his preferred source?
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    Attorney General Willam Barr and Spying ?

    Yes I do. I have an education and I own a dictionary. Now what is your point?
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    Game of Groans

    Uncle Ben has died. No more Mr Rice Guy. Conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Curious to know if he would have done the same if he was visiting a mosque?
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    Media behaving badly

    Oh I read it, and from my (socialist UK) point of view Breitbart is a waste of space. Get proper independent news for yourself before you castigate me. I have followed this thread and others and sorry Dude but you appear to be what is wrong with modern America. You believe the rubbish that Fox puts out, you think that Trump is clever and knows what he is doing. The rest of the world is looking on in wonder - mainly wondering when your next civil war will start. Trump is seen as THAT divisive. As a PS, I will comment on anything and everything. I tend to think about my comments and not just do gut responses so beware who you call ignorant because that may be a reflection you see.
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    Media behaving badly

    So Breitbart, a right wing news outlet, wrote an article accusing CNN of conspiracy. And you say that others missed the point?????
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    Sunday January 27, 2019

    Afternoon all, I know I have not posted here for a while but I was having a discussion with Tweety on another thread and did not want to hijack it. (There is enough trouble on that thread already). Hi Tweety, you do not need to be afraid of us - honest. As I said, we do like Americans. You are correct, no guns but the knife crime you are hearing about is mostly in London and mostly (sadly) between young black men. It is gang and drug related. Not saying Scotland does not have problems but you should not be bothered with it. I do not live in Edinburgh but visit occasionally. The reason I mentioned money is because I was in a pub and an American lady sitting next to me said "Isn't your money cute." I will agree that it is a bit more colourful than American money having different colours for £5, £10, £20, £50 and rarer, £100. Plus you will see Bank of Scotland notes, Royal Bank of Scotland notes, Clydesdale Bank notes, Bank of England notes and in Edinburgh you may come across Irish bank notes. Don't worry, they are all spendable. If you have free time in Edinburgh and are looking for some tea I can recommend Eteaket in Frederick Street in the new town, superb selection of teas (I like the 'life a peach') and nice cakes. In the old town you have The Royal Mile with the castle at the top and the Scottish parliament, Dynamic Earth and Palace of Holyrood House at the bottom with lots of shops, and pubs in between. Are you doing the Outlander thing? Anyway, enjoy your visit when it comes. "Fàilte gu Alba."
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    The Caravan

    Oh dear, again with the IQ and "dumb people." When you talked about your neighbours you mentioned 3 things, messy, loud and brought the house prices down (according to you). You forgot smelly - that is usually a thing when making statements like yours. How do you know they are illegal? Have you spoken to them? Just because they don't speak English doesn't necessarily make them illegal. Perhaps what is really bothering you is that they seem to be able to afford to live in the same area as you and that means that you are no longer "special." If you are truly a Christian (I am not) then you should be aware of Matthew 25:35, Hebrews 13:2, 3 John 1:5, 1 Peter 4:9. There are plenty of others in a similar vein. Because of our socialised medicine UK is 29th in world life expectancy USA is 53rd. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its weakest member.” Hubert Humphrey. And finally... Why the wall won't work. The Cato Institute. https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/why-wall-wont-work
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    The Caravan

    OK, you keep talking about stupidity so I am going to ask, are you really too stupid to understand what I meant by my comment? You do understand it was meant to point out that if everyone pays a little then when the bad stuff happens you don't lose your home or go bankrupt with medical bills. I am going to assume that you are young and have never needed healthcare - when you do I hope your insurance is AAA+++ otherwise you will need to spend some of that money. I have read where families in America are rationing their insulin as it has become too expensive and then of course that gives them a pre-existing condition. I should not have to explain this to someone as "intelligent" as you. And yes, horrors, I am talking socialised medicine. Because in Europe healthcare is seen as a right, not a privilege for the rich. The picture I use for my avatar is of an actor called Richard Wilson who played a famously grumpy character called Victor Meldrew. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Meldrew Do you really think I would have my own face on an anonymised forum? I have read with interest the nonsense you are spouting which in your own words "Google" would prove are untrue or half truths. Apparently according to Trump there is another "caravan" on its way so he needs his wall NOW!!! For someone who was involved in building things Trump does not seem to understand that this caravan will be at your borders in 6 WEEKS, a wall will take 6-10 YEARS to build. Perhaps this is another deflection? By the way, what happened to the last caravan? No longer politically expedient? You did not reply to my question about voting rights. Do you think that only men should vote? Worked for many years. If you are going to remove peoples right to vote you should remember a saying that was popular a while ago, "No taxation without representation." Ring any bells? For future reference, sensible comments will be answered. Nasty, abusive name calling will be called out or ignored.
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    The Caravan

    Sorry, but you know nothing about me or my capacity to comment or the worth of my opinion. You do understand that NOT ONE person on this forum has said that borders should be open and every person should be allowed in. Everyone has talked about legal immigration and refugee status. Hence my point about the UNHCR. I have said nothing about unskilled labour except ..."If an unskilled newly arrived person can do your job better than you, how rubbish were you at your job?" Nursing is not low skilled - at least not where I am. If nurses arrive illegally how do they prove their qualifications, skills etc? Interesting view on democracy and universal suffrage. Perhaps we could go back and have a sex test for voters e.g. only men get a vote - used to work OK. Anecdotal evidence has a place in a lot of research I have seen - as long as it is labelled such it is not a problem. How nasty and arrogant are you? You have come on a professional forum and just plain abused people. Of course you are maybe just trying to convince us that you are super cool and intelligent - sorry but you are having the exact opposite effect. I am going to ignore everything you said about tax because I am from the UK and have a different tax system and going by your posts a different value system. I have paid for others to have things like healthcare, unemployment benefit since I left school at age 15 and started paying a thing called National Insurance. This means that after 4 very serious life threatening illnesses I still own my home and have a state pension to look forward to when I reach age 66.
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    The Caravan

    Seriously Dude.....? You have just politicised the death of a child. As I live in the UK I don't have all the details or know exactly what is happening, but the death of a child who is being looked after by the government should be a cause for concern regardless. It should not be used to score political points. Shame on you.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    FINLAND??? :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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    What comes to mind when you hear Donald Trump ?

    Will that be the same Europe that came to America's defence after 9/11 and joined in the gulf wars and Afghanistan etc?
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    What comes to mind when you hear Donald Trump ?

    I am following this with interest but I have to give one little correction; From the source I saw more police officers have have been killed per year under Republican presidents for the last 50 years. Officer Deaths by Year
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Me too (no #), from a European viewpoint it looked like a fairly comprehensive and accurate list.
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