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  1. I thought I would create a thread where we can talk about what he's currently up to. No particular topic but one that's ongoing with what he's doing and saying. I'll start with this speech on Black History Month. Seemed very narcissistic, immature and disjointed. He went off topic to make a slam against CNN and their "fake news". Trump used a Black History Month speech to talk about himself, how he did with black voters, and CNN - Vox
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    What? A Republican breaks rank and calls out Trump??? He must not want to be re-elected. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48325968?fbclid=IwAR38igedU0Vd8HIUnzJAfgpVnBeVaWNlHNT4505xCcpb56otNiUC0swRYWA
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    Regarding this trade war against China.

    By 2018, during the Trump administration it set a record importing 539 billion and a declining export of 120 billion. Obviously this is a sore spot with Trump, one he campaigned on. Many economist are seeing the ongoing tension as the #1 issue in the world's economy. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-all-the-stuff-the-us-imports-from-china-thats-causing-a-huge-trade-deficit-2018-03-23
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    Regarding this trade war against China.

    China had MFN status long before Clinton came along. While controversial it was always granted, because this is what the rich and powerful wanted. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/06/normalizing-trade-relations-with-china-was-a-mistake/562403/
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    Media behaving badly

    The Bush Administration had contracts with right wing columnists to promote various policies in the media. It's one thing to have a publicist, spokesperson and some sort of propaganda machine, but relations with the media have always been an issue. I don't think it's just a liberal vs. conservative issue. I do take exception with Trump's idea that the media is "the enemy of the people". https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-jan-28-na-pr28-story.html
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    Monday May 20 2019

    Good Morning! Thanks for the birthday wishes! Glad that's over. Finally 60 and get on with it. Hope the work week isn't too bad Joe. Nice vids Herring. I think I've heard the music from the top video before. Waiting on the refrigerator repair guy. Got a text he's on the way but when I click on the link to get a time it continuously still says between 8AM and 12:00. He has until noon and that's this company's final chance. I'm not waiting. The noise woke me up a few times on what might have been a good night's sleep. Work yesterday was nice. Only seven patient's to start with two RN's and one tech, but got three admissions so it was steady. Got laundry going and cleaning bathrooms and kitchen while I wait. Heading to the gym and grocery store later. Hope everyone has a great day.
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    Media behaving badly

    The writer seems to have done some good research but then he presents it to fit right into the conservative narrative that media is bad, and it's other media and not Fox News since Fox News, one of the largest new organizations in the country doesn't consider themselves "mainstream media", and his defense of Trump's use of the "fake news" narrative lost me.
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    Super Facts About Superfoods

    Coconut oil is pretty controversial these days and it's hard to filter through the articles and get to the truth. Personally, I have some on hand for flavoring certain dishes rarely but don't consider it a superfood worth consuming. But one can certainly find plenty of sources that say otherwise and we have to make up our minds for ourselves. https://www.pritikin.com/your-health/healthy-living/eating-right/1790-is-coconut-oil-bad-for-you.html Also about spirulina:
  9. Good morning! Nel, I had a coworker nearing retirement do that. She had a really bad day and a doctor that was a patient gave her a hard time. So she just announced it was her last day and walked out and never looked back. I suppose it's hard to put up with BS when you are able to retire. Herring, sounds like you're enjoying the food and the history of the trip. Have fun! BC, happy anniversary. How fortunate that you have a keeper like that. J22, sorry about the headache. Hope it stays aways. Stars, OK, I'm going to call you Stars, don't work to hard. Projects like that can be satisfying when they are all done. Work was good. We had great staffing and low census and sane patients and families. Two RNs and a tech got to go home after a large exodus of discharged patients left a census of six. One of them was me, so it was nice to get home around 4pm and relax and walk the dog. Happy Birthday to me! Sixty years young and fabulous today. Sheesh.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Yeah, we've already gotten the "if you guys want to pay more taxes, feel free..." and someone even posted the address to the IRS. Yawn.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    You must be wealthy then if you're part of "the rest of us" that social democrats are asking to help for for social programs for the middle class and poor because it's quite clear they are asking for the rich to not be so favored and pay. I don't necessarily want to pay more taxes, but I could have lived without that piddly little tax cut I got, if it means the 100's of billions in tax cuts the rich got could come back to the treasury so things like the environmental programs, education, housing, etc. wouldn't have to be cut so drastically.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I'm talking 2019 conservatives. Not necessarily conservative in it's true definition or as it should be.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    We'll agree to disagree. Small government through less taxation, less spending and less regulations are the core values of mainstream conservativitism. This doesn't necessarily mean they don't keep spending on things like the military or infrastructure. But it's not the rabid right as it seems to be a good deal of them. Ryan, Romney, Trump, McConnell, Scott, Cruz, Rubio, on and on and on they've all said pretty much the same thing. The tax cuts were pretty much pretty much unanimously voted in by Republicans.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    that should be regulations.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I'm not obligating you to be polite. It might not be bullying, but we are per TOS not to discuss posters like this, so I'll stop. Respond to the individual topics however you feel.
  16. Good morning! Working this weekend which I don't mind as weekends tend to be just a tad less stressful unless the ER is busy. Had a nice day off. George made me shrimp scampi (I'm not a huge fan of seafood so it's odd he made this, but shrimp is the only seafood I eat) and a nice strawberry pie for dessert. I emptied his trash and did a couple of loads of laundry. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I think it just comes down to a fundamentally different belief system. You believe one way and you hold steadfast to that. Some people believe that when a heartbeat is heard, it's a life, a separate life. Other's believe "it's part of my body, my body my choice". Some people believe in "the more you make the more taxes you pay". Others believe in a flat tax rate and to ask the rich to pay a higher tax just because they are rich, then it's thievery of their hard earned money and unfair. There is no middle or convincing usually of the other sad, so we're both spitting in the wind. Right now apparently those that don't want to tax the rich and in fact hand them tax breaks at very high numbers are in control. But that doesn't mean the other side isn't going to squawk and rise up and those in control aren't going to squawk back. About the flat tax, I do think that would raise tax on the poor who get deductions, lower tax on the wealthy, and the middle class again is stuck without a break.
  18. Good morning! Ted, thanks for sharing the tune. Enjoyed it. Did you get the yard mowed? I think we have the same whiney attitude about mowing. It's not a chore I remotely enjoy. Your yard is so much bigger than mine. BC, hope the weeks winds down. Happy belated birthday to daughter and feline. Joe, congrats on the new position. May it work out well for you. Nel, I was pretty uninformed at age 17 about politics. I was just trying to graduate. I knew a lot about music though. I do think teens are indeed complex and most are relatively mature and some are attuned to issues such as the environment and school shootings. But you probably were more of the freak reading three newspapers. Tofu presses work pretty well from what I've seen. I take a block of tofu and slice it into eight slices, lay it on a few paper towels on both sides and then wrap it all up in a dish towel, and place that on a plate, then stack a bunch of plate and bowls on top of it and press it about 20 minutes or so while I prep other things. It works well for me and I don't feel the need to buy a press. J22, I hope that your speech went well. I don't speak publicly. It's the one thing that stopped me from getting my masters in education was that I would have to stand up and teach a class. By the time online classes came around I was too lazy to continue. NSIME, I almost alway start off calling you Nel and catch myself. Slipped by. Sounds like much stress and irritability going on at your house. Wishing you a bit of peace. Herring, hope your trip went well without event. Steph, that's cold. Hope the power stayed on. Dinah, sounds like a nice evening. Do you guys stream or just do CDs? Work yesterday was steady busy. Left late. Started off with four patients and was in charge. Next week the corporate people are coming to our unit to listen to our bedside shift report. I'm still not used to working for a company with so many levels of management and regions. Working this weekend. Off today. Have the refrigerator repair person coming by between 8-12 to look at the fridge. I'm hoping it's something minor and can be fixed. It's "wash the sheets" Friday and those are in my brand new washer. Might do some computer based training that I'm way behind on while I wait. Visiting best friend to do his laundry (he does not have a washer and dryer but uses a public one that others use on his floor) and empty trash and litter box. He's making supper for us both.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    When Romney published his tax Returns, it showed he only paid 13%. That is way less than I paid. Not that he did anything illegal. There is no spin.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Still, 2 of you heard the same interview and interpreted it 2 different ways. But yes I did not hear it I'm only commenting on your comments here both of you
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    A win for Canada, doesn't make us look all that favorable. Guess the negative effects weren't worth it.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    About cars..old article http://fortune.com/2018/10/09/ford-stock-today-layoffs-trump-trade-tariffs/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20190514
  23. Good morning! Joe, hope you hear something about the job you're interested in. Waiting can be hard. Nel, hope you had a good day. Did not know that 17 years can vote. I'm kind of like Steph that at that age, I wonder how informed most of them are politically. Probably though they aren't a huge voting block. Herring, safe travels!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it. J22, glad you enjoy the six day off. 65 degrees really is a hostile working environment in my opinion. Dianah, "busy but got out on time" is a good day for me. Steph, glad you have some paid work to do. Nel, too bad nannie does get out. My parents in their mid-80s are pretty much hermits now. With them it's a personality thing. As the years went by, and peers have passed on, they've become less and less sociable. But they seem perfectly content. I don't know what will happen if one of them leaves us because they are so attached and attended to one another and are each other's world.
  24. Good Morning! Had a decent day off yesterday. Went to hot yoga and it was extremely hot and humid, but I enjoy that. The new washer and dryer are installed and working well so far. I did three loads of laundry. I didn't take into account their depth and they don't fit in their spot and I had to take the door off, but it looks okay, except that it's inside and doesn't look great. The good news is my parents paid for most of it for my upcoming birthday, which was extremely generous. They are in a good spot, collecting SSI and retirement pension and have virtually no bills but for food, phone, utilities and cable/internet. That's where I'd like to be when I retire. Still they need to be saving their money. On the other hand, I gladly took it as I was in need. While I could have managed just fine, it's was very nice. Beginning my "bad week" in which I work today, tomorrow and the weekend. Wish me luck.
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    As a first generation American..

    No they didn't disrupt with violence or start of fire, but they interrupted someone's right to free speech. Isn't that what you are talking about? Or is it only wrong when someone sets a fire?
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