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    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Good afternoon. Joe, glad the things seem to be going well with the choir. BC, happy birthday to fiancé and glad you had a good Passover seder. Dianah, it sure is nice not having a car payment. My car is ten years old and as you might remember I struggled with the idea of replacing it. It would significantly go into my travel fund and you know I like to travel. On a break at work (yeah what is that?) but it's an okay day. Overslept this morning. Rolled over and looked at the clock and realized I had to leave for work in 10 minutes. Was only 20 minutes late for work. Opps..... I woke up once around 2AM and had a bit of trouble falling back to sleep, I guess when I did fall asleep I slept good. Been pretty decent this past weekend. I work next Wednesday but not as charge nurse and then Saturday.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    This would be me. I understand that I got a tax cut. I'm a bit dismayed that people don't believe they got a tax cut and can't look at the bigger picture. Then again we live in a society that doesn't believe in the media and thinks it's all fake news, so I shouldn't be surprised. My objection to the tax cuts is that I would happily give it back to get the billions given to other people to help the deficit and help protect the environment and important things.
  3. Good Morning! Back to the old grind. Have no idea what to expect, except that usually Saturday we discharge a bunch of the elective surgeries from the week. Hope the ER is kind to us today and it doesn't interrupt our card games. Didn't sleep well and got out of bed at 0430 after tossing and turning since before 4AM. Going to be a long day, but should sleep well tonight. Had a nice day off yesterday. Cooked a couple of meals (pineapple fried brown rice and a lentil potato stew - yes I love carbs) and made it to the gym. We got a nice good rain, but nothing like the storms up north of us. We needed the rain. Hope everyone has a great day.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    About those women running for President: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/439045-we-seem-to-be-ignoring-the-women-running-for-president?fbclid=IwAR2uU7zgF1fIo96fe-o5hBwy273XA3DwR89GCD4fCmOpqBh0V1qCqhjj2iY
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    Presidential Election 2020

    I usually don't post from left wing media, but found this pretty interesting way to protest Mayor Pete. https://hillreporter.com/christian-protestors-creepily-dress-as-pete-buttigieg-and-whip-jesus-31587
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    About that credit card debt. It almost always goes up the 4th quarter due to the holidays, but it did reach a record. Interesting too is that it's Gen X and Boomers that are struggling with credit card debt. Interesting too is that during the Obama years after the recession debt fell, but has since risen. Maybe this is some pysch effect that people feel better about using the credit cards during these better times? Because rather than struggle they know they can make the payments? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/u-s-credit-card-debt-closed-2018-at-a-record-870-billion
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    And as I've said there are winners and losers in any economy. Truck drivers have jobs aplenty and got above average 5% wage increase and their future looks bright. Coal miners stuck in a coal town with high unemployment, not so much. Also spending habits change, especially as millennials are now adults with buying power...malls are out, and Amazon and online is in, expensive jewelry and engagement rings are out, grocery stores are out and megastores like Walmart and even CVS are in for food they people eat at home. I don't think many posters here have painted a picture that "all is good and the economy is fantastic". It's just that coming out of the Great Recession there is some good news and it's not all bad like it once was.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Really long article written in December about the "shrinking middle middle class". http://fortune.com/longform/shrinking-middle-class-fix/
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Still people struggle. I'm not sure of the circumstances behind this video.
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    Thursday April 19 2019

    Good morning! Joe, hope the Easter season of singing in the choir is a joyful time and hope J feels better. Nel, sorry to read about the tendonitis. Hope it gets better. Not much going on here. Continuing to adjust to the time change between here and Japan having gone to bed at a decent hour and gotten up before 9AM. The scale has been kind with zero weight gain while on vacation but BP is up with the jet lag as it was the last time I had a vacation. Should come down to baseline soon. Hope everyone is in good health, sleeps well and has a good day.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    The job market and economy remains to be good news or at least hopeful news. The good news also is that wages have started to rise. This was a confounding part of strong economic job growth after the Great Recession that wages didn't correspondingly rise. Apparently it's up 1.4%. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-02/u-s-wage-growth-rebounded-in-march-glassdoor-pay-study-shows The bad news is inflation up 1.9% higher essentially wiping out any gains in wage growth. But at least the middle class can keep up and hopefully continue to stimulate the economy. https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflation/current-inflation-rates/ For investors, including middle class people with 401K's, the stock market while having ups and downs remains in the green...barely at times. https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/358931/stock-market-news-for-mar-12-2019
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    Art and Music

    I think that I can allow Daisy her opinion about what she finds as disrespect to Trump without having to bring up Obama. Yeah there were ugly things about Obama, but I've seen a statue of a naked fat Trump, I've seen Putin giving Trump anal sex, I would go on and on. I would have to disagree that the left pales in comparison to the right.
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    Art and Music

    Or course, I'm not ready to make nice either.
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    Art and Music

    Personally, I think there's a difference between a patriotic song like "God Bless America" and a protest song like "Eve of Destruction" I try very hard to be civil towards our President and not post outrageous things on my social media or be petty. I don't always succeed I'm sure.
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    The Congressional Thread

    This video lost me on all the references to "fake news" that they don't believe and snap closed my mind. It's one thing to have your own political narrative based on your life experience and wanting small government, low taxes, etc., but it's another to put your head in the sand and not believe reality when it's in front of our face. Plus, it's not fake news that most people of color are for Democrat candidates and don't associate with the conservative agenda. Recent polls show 92% of African Americans disapprove of Trump. That's not fake news. There is like all communities a wide variety on the political spectrum and they aren't cohesive by no means, which I suppose is the point of this video and your point? Also was saddened by the African American woman stereotyping her own community as people that get free stuff and don't know how to work. I'm paraphrasing her biblical reference to them taking the fish but not interested in fishing. I will say that is it is indeed probably hard to be a conservative when your community is overwhelming for one political party. I know this because the gay conservatives get a hard time, especially on social media.
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