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  1. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    Perhaps, but that donation was in 2018. Nursing homes are currently lobbying hard for immunity. McConnell is lobbying for businesses and corporate immunity to prevent employees from suing employees too be to be exempt as well. One can twist perhaps it's because he's gotten a lot of donations from corporations and businesses.
  2. Tweety

    Wednesday May 27th 2020

    Good afternoon. Herring, best wishes for a speedy recovery to your husband. I did get called to work 8 hours yesterday. Was easy as several post ops went home. We have a covid breakout here on one of our ICUs. It had to be closed for sanitation. One nurse is hospitalized. They think it may have spread when they had a crew party. Hasn't hit the news yet. Rumor has it that it's flying around our ER too.
  3. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Twitter fires back the the Presidents account. https://apnews.com/700c52aab0869253625b80255a397f19?fbclid=IwAR3v6qiXMR2uvbpFNP53n-5s7Q_jS0whlBYGnWphuEb3vTFHWN36otC8Gz4
  4. Good Morning! Ted that sounds like a cool drone, right up your alley as a video maker. About to get started on my "Mop the Floors Tuesday". I'm prepared to go into work if asked for 8 hours extra, but if not will enjoy some yoga and a walk. I noticed my weight creeping up but that my BP still remains good since the weight loss. I'd like to stay at this weight, but will take some diligence I suppose. Hope everyone has a great day.
  5. Tweety

    Sunday May 24 2020

    I get that too. The "x" is the option to remove your choose to. Just hover over the "x" and click it. Is this. something new? I've never noticed.
  6. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I think right now the motivation is safety. I seriously do and I'm a cynical person. In Flroida's hotspots in South Florida, they've asked the governor to expand mail in voting as well. With him being a Trump supporter, it's doubtful he'll break his allegiance with Trump to promote it. Florida's infection rate remains relatively high with 800 plus cases yesterday, but death rates are falling. In fact there's buzz Republicans would like Trump to move the convention here to Florida. However, Florida has had mail in votes for many years and in fact one-third of voters took advantage of it. That's a lot of people and it hasn't proven to be a mess. So whether or not the governor pushes to expand it for safety reasons, it remains a popular option and one I think the populace will expand on their own. The idea that Trump is promoting that people will be forced to vote for someone they choose not to is pure conspiracy and fear mongering. I still am not getting his motivation against it. With his "liberate Michigan", wanting large crowds to be able to gather at his convention, promoting church services as essential, his not role modeling mask safety, his motivation certainly doesn't seem to be safety. I voted by mail once at the beginning but since my schedule has included Tuesdays off for many years I just vote in person on Election Day since it's just a few blocks away and I can go on off hours. I voted in. person in the primaries when we were first starting to hear about social distancing and they had some good measures in place, so I felt safe. But since then it has really spread to 50,000 people here. We also have had a voter ID law as long as I've voted here, nearly 30 years. Here in Florida the demographic that seems be mostly continuing with safety and social distancing is the older population. This is anecdotal from own personal observations. This is a good thing because they are the ones with the most co-morbidities and The older population here is a good deal of Republican voters and vote in larger numbers than younger people. I would think Republicans would want to tap into this. My elderly (and Republican) parents in North Carolina are into week 10 of lockdown there and said they would continue to do so as their own personal choice, which I support and practically demand of them...let younger healthy people make their own choice as well. I haven't asked them, but I'm thinking they would want to vote by mail option if elections were held today. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article242180901.html
  7. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    Yes, I was thinking that we too have increased testing at the hospital. I've yet to come across a positive in the people I've tested or any admissions to my unit at all. Trust me I would hear about it. Anyway, I suppose I could agree that a gauge of "how bad it is" would be hospitalizations and deaths directly related to the virus. But saying the rate of infection is increased because more testing was done falls a bit flat because those people are indeed infected and infecting others. Like I said it is indeed good to focus on the whole picture and not be fixated on one. I also understand that's the ways it's going to be for a while. The US is averaging over 20,000 positive cases a day. We'll be at 100,000 deaths by the end of the week. Japan with 120 million people densely populated in big cities averages less than 50, and has less than 1,000 deaths, and just lifted their state of emergency today in Tokyo. (Some other reasons for this such as a culture of cleanliness (not wearing shoes inside), they bow and don't touch, mask wearing and a lean population (with obesity affecting rates). But Japan also has a deep seated culture that values what is good for society before what is good for the individual. It's a mess.
  8. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    This article was written a month ago and I can't vouch for its sources. But again I have to ask in these times do facts matter? https://thefulcrum.us/voting/vote-by-mail-studies
  9. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    Yes, sad as it may be. I'll give him a pass on saying it. A lot of people say "Happy Memorial Day". He made a more appropriate speech at Fort McHenry.
  10. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    Then this would bring up the question as to why there were such a great number of tests done? Was it because they just randomly picked that day to do more testing? Did they just randomly pick a bunch of people. Or did the people themselves come with concerns of having been exposed or with symptoms, or just a bunch of people wanting to be tested? Was testing being ramped up in nursing homes (like here in Florida)? Was there a back log they were able to catch up on? Did they just that one day decide to test more people randomly? Why such a high number of tests being done, which resulted in a high number of positives? But yes, you can look at it several ways. The numbers here in Florida increased yesterday, but there were "only" four deaths. Here in Tampa Bay, a community of seven or eight counties with a population of 2.7 million it was the first time in almost a month where no deaths were recorded in a 24 hour period. The headline could read "Covid Cases Continue to Rise!". Still I think it all should be considered, one shouldn't sugar coat a high rate of infection with a "death rates and hospitalizations remain stable". But all of it.
  11. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    Too bad, because like I said before, this could have been his finest hour, a final chance to prove himself worthy of the office. He could have fostered a spirit of patriotism, that social distancing and mask wearing is a patriotic act. Like Obama and Christie after the hurricane he could have shown a spirit of cooperation with Democrat governors in hard hit states like Washington, New York and Michigan and instead he called them complainers as thousands of people there were dying. No empathy for the dead and dying, no sense of compassion or urgency, and no fostering of an attitude that we're in this together. At the end of the day, the governors stepped up, the people stepped up and things are getting better but no thanks to him.
  12. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    One of Trump's tweets today. I would think is people were being forced to sign ballots that it would make news. Pure fantasy.
  13. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    They are shameful, and a shameful reflection of a shameful leader. A real leader would speak up against these kinds of things in support and protection of the greater community. Instead it's an "us against them" attitude he fosters. He retweeted a doctored up picture of Pelosi instead of a face mask is wearing duct tape. Very mature and classy from a President. I did hear on BBC's podcast today a bit of news that made me feel better. The reporter stated than in a rare instance of Americans in agreement about something, 75% of people support social distancing and mask wearing.
  14. Tweety

    President Trump National Scandal

    Republican Party of Bexar County, Texas Chairwoman Cynthia Brehm at a small gathering in San Antonia, Texas. Meanwhile Texas added 1,000 Covid cases yesterday, and is past 50,000 cases and leads the nation in virus spread. https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Study-estimates-24-states-still-have-uncontrolled-15290118.php Also meanwhile, people harassing a reporter for wearing a mask chanting up close "take it off, take it off, take it off". I had a physical reaction of dread and sadness watching this because we have such ignorant people out there defying logic, facts and common sense. https://www.fox9.com/news/reporter-yelled-at-for-wearing-mask-while-covering-rally-outside-minnesota-bar
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