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GrumpyRN

Retired Emergency Nurse Practitioner

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

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  1. GrumpyRN

    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Sorry, can't play any more today. Going out for beers soon and I try very hard not to mix alcohol and keyboards. feel free to continue though and I will pick up tomorrow.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    And your point is.....?
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Are you paying attention to what is happening in the USA? Do even know what I am talking about when I mentioned Alabama? In case you are unaware where you are read this https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48275795
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    To all other posters on this thread, please note that my last post was aimed squarely at KonichiwaRN as s/he made a general comment that was blatant nonsense. I do not think that all Americans lack compassion. In fact some of the nicest people I have met are American and I know that most will give when required but Konichiwa embodies the worst of you.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Really? Compassion? Giving? Then why are there so many homeless in America? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/05/america-homeless-population-2017-official-count-crisis Where is the compassion in your healthcare system that allows children to die because their treatment is classed as "experimental"? Where is the compassion for 12 and 13 year old girls who get pregnant in Alabama from rape?
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    And I pointed out to you here ^ that trying to change the system is not new. Are you seriously trying to tell me that something brought in in the 18th century has no requirement for improvement in the 21st century? Do you understand what amendments are? "Notwithstanding the founders’ efforts, the electoral college system almost never functioned as they intended, but, as with so many constitutional provisions, the document prescribed only the system’s basic elements, leaving ample room for development. As the republic evolved, so did the electoral college system." (https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/electoral-college)
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I don't know, 2.8 million more votes than your opponent is pretty convincing. It is only the system that America uses that meant Trump won. Not sure what that has to do with you being or not being an RN. ETA; if you are going to give TV clips it would be good if they were relevant to the discussion and not some random nonsense.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I agree, but I can't think of one sentence that they have written in all their posts that leads me to think they are an RN. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong and I will apologise immediately.
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    As a first generation American..

    Not the first time; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_abolition_amendment "These are the tactics that has been used by countless of Dictators during "their" rise to power." I agree but... https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-incitement-violence/ https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/campaigns-elections/trump-rally-violence-begins-again/ http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/trump-isnt-inciting-violence-by-mistake-he-just-told-us.html https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/26/trump-midterm-campaign-rallies-941584
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    As a first generation American..

    Where the blank did you get this? I have already told you that I was taught about this stuff when it was still fresh in peoples minds after they had spent 5 years fighting against it. Try to get a more balanced and accurate view of history than this criminal who required a pardon from Trump. "Reminds me of a certain party here in this nation." Certainly does, D'Souza is a rabid conservative. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dinesh_D'Souza (Mussolini was) Originally a revolutionary socialist, he forged the paramilitary fascist movement in 1919 https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/benito-mussolini https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/mussolini_benito.shtml
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    As a first generation American..

    Unfortunately your leader thinks otherwise. He seems to really, really care what Putin, Xi, Kim Jong Un, Orban and the Saudi leaders think of him.
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    As a first generation American..

    No you can't! Because Mussolini was a FASCIST AND RIGHT WING. The very thing ANTIFA are protesting against. Out of curiosity, what do you call this? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47208909 And for clarity, the reporter with the cameraman is blind. So a big tough "conservative" attacking defenceless people.
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    As a first generation American..

    I think I have a reason for the silliness of KonichiwaRN's antics when he replies. He is a new immigrant to the US and also a new citizen. English would not be his first language so there are problems with translation. He seems to be inordinately proud of being an American so feels that America (his America) is perfect. He will quote some of the writings associated with America - the constitution, the declaration of independence etc. but does not understand the nuances of the words. He sees the conservative side of American politics as the way to be and the values he espouses to. "Socialism" of any kind is anathema to him. If he is a nurse he is very proud of that and will have no disagreement with the American healthcare system. What made me think this is the reply to me on page 15 where he said. "Bye bye. Meanwhile, we'll be voting". He seems to be under some impression that other countries do not vote. Have a think about it folks and if you agree or disagree. Either way I am being charitable here.
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    As a first generation American..

    Have you read the constitution? I presume you have. I haven't but I am aware of the 13th amendment. Are you aware that it still legalises slavery? Granted in certain circumstances but slavery nonetheless. What happened to "created equal." Presentation? How about Charlottesville? That presentation by Unite the Right caused death and injury. BY THE RIGHT. You keep bringing up brownshirts and blackshirts and Mussolini but these were Fascists, a RIGHT WING organisations. "We cast our votes to speak here." (Sorry in advance to my American colleagues for this.) Did you see the result of the presidential election in 2016? Did you also note that 2.8 Million voters were not allowed to speak, their votes were ignored because of the electoral college system. Also America has a very high percentage of disenfranchised citizens. You are sounding like exactly what you are, a recent immigrant who knows the words but does not understand the reasoning or meaning behind them. I have no problems with immigrants - Scotland likes our immigrants. So please feel free to spout out the stuff you have learned but please, please read something with a world point of view. Learn a bit about geopolitics and also the broader picture of your own adopted land. Good luck to you.
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    As a first generation American..

    And the UK. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents
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    As a first generation American..

    Please don't use historical references unless you actually understand them. The brown shirts are more reminiscent of Trump supporters at one of his rally's. You know, the ones where he says people should be punched. https://www.historyhit.com/hitlers-bullyboys-the-role-of-the-sa-in-nazi-germany/ I gave a link to a newspaper report of the interview which showed the petulance. However the full interview is here; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-48230588/andrew-neil-and-ben-shapiro-on-abortion-obama-and-middle-east The problem with Ben Shapiro is he did not do his homework and to call Andrew Neil "left wing" or an "opinion" journalist is stupid in the extreme. The BBC is noted for its tough questioning and independent journalists. I watched the interview and it seems that Shapiro was hoping for a friendly interview along the lines of the talking heads from Fox. I support completely Shapiro's right to say what he wants but he has to be able to defend it against questioning.
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    As a first generation American..

    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ben-shapiro-andrew-neil-bbc-interview-absolutely-destroyed-a8908791.html
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    As a first generation American..

    The term first-generation, as it pertains to a person's nationality or residency in a country, has two incompatible meanings: A native-born citizen or resident of a country whose parents are foreign born, or a foreign-born citizen whose parents immigrated when that person was very young, that is, the first native-born generation. A foreign born citizen or resident who has immigrated to a new country of residence, that is, the first generation to immigrate. This ambiguity is captured and corroborated in The Oxford English Dictionary's definition of "generation": ...designating a member of the first (or second, etc.) generation of a family to do something or live somewhere; spec. designating a naturalized immigrant or a descendant of immigrant parents, esp. in the United States.... (OED definition of "generation," section 6b., the term "first generation" is used to refer to foreign-born residents (excluding those born abroad of American parents).[1] There is no universal consensus on which of these meanings is always intended.
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    The Violence in our Schools

    And yet again... https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news/colorado-school-shooting/index.html
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    The Violence in our Schools

    Because prayer is such a well known deflector of bullets. Would it not be better to get decent mental health care and perhaps some gun control? Please note I am not saying stop praying or get rid of guns, but would prefer if something was actually done. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dunblane-school-shootings-ban/
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    Game of Groans

    “I was having dinner with my boss and his wife said, ‘How many potatoes would you like?’. I said ‘Ooh, I’ll just have one please.’ She said ‘It’s OK, you don’t have to be polite.’ ‘Alright,’ I said, ‘I’ll just have one then, you stupid cow.’ “This bloke said to me: ‘I’m going to attack you with the neck of a guitar.’ I said: ‘Is that a fret?'”
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    We the people?

    You are heading into dangerous times. Trump made such a big thing about the Muller report that he was automatically thought to be guilty of something. Now you will never know. "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/153313-nineteen-eighty-four
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    The Congressional Thread

    She scares them. She is an intelligent, tech savvy young woman who has managed to get into government. every time the press bring something up - dancing, bar-tending - to try to denigrate her she stomps on them. She is proving more and more (from a UK point of view) that she is better than the media in every single way. I believe she is/was on the Seth Meyer show this week, I will be interested to see what she has to say when it airs here.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Oh dear Dude. You called me ignorant and now you are abusing Nel with, and I quote, "Perhaps I’m not the only one with reading comprehension difficulties." You seem to be losing not only the argument/discussion but the plot as well. Perhaps you should read INDEPENDENT news before resorting to abuse.
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    Media behaving badly

    Are you really that naive? Trump has done this to get a Nobel peace prize. Kim is doing it because he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is purely theater. Kim knows that he will never give up his nuclear missiles as he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi. Trump is the last person to understand politics and geopolitics.
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