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  1. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Seems Romney is separating himself from the pack. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/19/romney-sickened-mueller-report-1283543
  2. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Fair enough. It does come down to personal philosophy. I really don't notice, but am glad for the "extra coins", just like I am glad when gas prices drop. Yes, we middle class people pay a lot in taxes and we use any extra to stimulate the economy. Where we might differ is that while I enjoy "extra coins" some people are enjoying millions of dollars and programs for the collective good are being cut, (or proposed in Trump and Republican's budgets) military spending is being maintained at very high levels, and the deficit hasn't been helped. Again, it's a matter of personal philosophy and I'm not a socialist, but we won't agree. Like I said, I'd gladly give up those few extra coins that I barely notice in return for the billions in tax breaks that a few have received. The economy was roaring along when the tax cuts were handed out, so I'm not buying the idea that it was needed for that reason. I'm going to agree that more money in the hands of people do stimulate the economy. A strong consumer middle class is really what businesses need because they need customers. I'm not sure some people understand this idea.
  3. Good Morning! Off today, so don't know what I'm doing up so early. Still kind of tired and might take a nap later, but can't sleep anymore. Seems a bit chilly at 63 degrees. Usually it's a bit warmer, but later I'll open up the windows and enjoy the fresh air. Not doing much today. Bowling tonight. Have a great day!
  4. Tweety

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Hope you have a good night Nel and win some money at those card games. Our docs in med-surg intervene when they are greater than 160 or 170 depending on the doc. We have one doc that leaves a standing order for above 150. Sheesh. I understand a patient not being symptomatic, most people with high blood pressure aren't, but I don't understand not treating it. I wound up having a decent day. We were well staffed that I assigned the nurses one admission each and when the fourth one came, it was shift change, so I didn't do that one. I did help a lot of nurses get things done. I was assigned one difficult patient that fired her nurse last night because and called the house supervisor because she refused to give her Klonopin, Ambien together while she was on a PCA. Personally, I might have staggered them, but gave myself a good night by giving her the meds. I had ZERO issues with her, we talked about her losing her mother last year and she was quite pleasant. But I also can understand not wanting to overstate a patient and cause problems, but you have to take in it on a person by person basis. If someone has been doing this for years, to me it's a non-issue. If she sleeps she's not hitting the PCA anyway. But each nurse makes their own decisions. Ted, I've been thinking about your teeny tiny "critical access" hospital and I get that sometimes there is very low census and downtime. But that crazy state senator didn't need to be such a witch about saying nurses sit around playing cards. Also, what she doesn't seem to get is the small amount of resources, that the nurse has to birth the babies, do the EKGs, draw the blood, do critical care, float around to med-surg, be house supervisor on and on. Personally, give me a large busy hospital any day. OK, off my soapbox.
  5. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I sound like one of them socialists don't I? (misspelled post above)
  6. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Trump's Easter Tweet was about himself " Happy Easter! I have never been happier or more content because your Country is doing so well, with an Economy that is the talk of the World and may be stronger than it has ever been before. Have a great day!" and several about his victimhood in the "worst most corrupt Witch Hunt in history". Yes, I'm probably being catty and cynical but he really annoys me to no end these days. At least he showed some compassion towards Sri Lanka....but those were Christians that were attacked, so of course he would.
  7. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I should like one of them socialists don't I?
  8. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I don't think it carries much fresh food, but lots of the Standard American Diet food, frozen foods, canned goods, cereal, chips etc. I'm sure I don't have to tell you most people don't eat fresh food. Latest I've read is that 1 in 10 eat enough fruits and vegetables. That's 90% that don't. So yeah, CVS is a player in the grocery business.
  9. 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.
  10. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    I generally trust the mainstream media and don't buy into the idea that they make up "Fake News". I even think that when Fox News is reporting the News they aren't making it up. The news networks have a lot of opinion shows and panel discussions that I'm smart enough to distinguish from the real news and I tend to stay away from sources that spin like extreme left wing or right wing sites. I'm quite disturbed that people don't trust what has been our most valuable freedom.
  11. Tweety

    Good Friday April 19 2018

    My condolences Herring, how lucky she was to have you honor her wishes and take care of her all these months. amoLucia, I do hope you're better. Florida has the Agency for Health Care Administration to make complaints against a specific hospital and trust me they investigate complaints and sometimes if warranted will make an onsite visit. Perhaps where you are has a similar organization you can find. All the best.
  12. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    The Evolution of Fox News
  13. Tweety

    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Good morning! Glad you had a quiet day Joe and hope you have a good one today. Nel, glad the shot seemed to help and there's a treatment plan. We've already had our pollen season here in Florida and it was bad for a while. Forecasts state "medium-high" range, so it's still out there. Fortunately I seem to be allergy free. But not today as it's going to rain. It's already 79 degrees but the rain will bring in some cooler weather. The insomnia monster visited me and tortured me around 2AM. Finally got up and read for a while. Stayed away from electronics. Turned off the light around 3AM and was able to sleep. Strange to be so tired and wide awake at the same time. Last day of vacation and working the weekend. Might go in for an inservice for an hour to learn a new "bed board tracking system" that seems pretty useless to me but might not and just have someone show it it me tomorrow. BP was a crazy 97/79 last night and back up to 130/88 this morning, which is close to my baseline. I do think poor sleeping has something to do with my higher readings. Hope everyone has a great day.
  14. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    My local CVS and Walgreens are like a mini-grocery stores. I read somewhere they are taking a bite out traditional grocery stores as are places like Walmart and Target. I don't use them for food or other items because the grocery store is within one minute of where I live, but for some people it's more convenient to go to a CVS or ice cream, chips or a TV dinner than a grocery store. Or for some people that get prescriptions they often pick up other things rather than go to another store. The point is that competition and spending habits are creating winners and losers in today's economy. https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2011/04/22/why-walgreen-and-cvs-are-becoming-grocery-stores/#25fbc1853db6
  15. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    There's all kinds of differing statistics out there about credit card debt. I've read differing things from the average person owing over $6,000 to $10,000 with a high of 1 trillion in 2017. But no doubt it's rising. We went through this in the 80's and 90's when credit became widely available. Remember the days when almost daily you could apply for a credit card and get it? It is a staggering statistic. To answer your question "who willingly carries big credit card debt?", I've read about 43% of us have carried a balance for more than two years. I'm one of the lucky ones who really hasn't had a credit card balance in over 25 years. I took out $10K loan last year (for extremely high dental bills and a new air conditioner, and hot water heater) and worked overtime and used my emergency fund to pay it off in less than six months and other than my mortgage stay debt free. Now I'm working on replenishing the emergency fund. Interest rates bug me but during these good times I felt okay getting into debt. I don't use my credit card or go into debt to travel. If I can't pay cash, I don't go anywhere. I have a fund separate from my emergency fund to travel. I was just talking off the top of my head when I noticed the trend during the trend immediately after the recession drop rates of credit card debt but rise during the good times. I did find some back up for my opinion, but didn't say it was a good thing. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/23/credit-card-debt-hits-record-high.html
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