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    Any Nurses/Nurse Practitioners who are also musicians?

    Awe thanks Herring :) Abe is a great name! Short for Abel I'm assuming if he is from MX? There some tremendous musicians in Mexico City; from all over the world.
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    Any Nurses/Nurse Practitioners who are also musicians?

    Oh, hi I just read this. Yes that is me playing the guitar in the video. Glad you enjoyed it, thank you! Joey can play the foot pedals, but sometimes he just used his left hand for the bass. He is a master of that instrument, he can play what ever he wants. Playing with him I realized that there aren't really any technical limitations that he has whatsoever on the organ. He can channel whatever music is in his head to his fingers effortlessly. He can't even read a note of music, and he never studied any formal music theory. He just.....plays. His dad told me that he only spent his childhood time playing his organ, he did nothing else. He has total recall and perfect pitch, and can play anything he hears once. As a matter of fact, after we played that tune I said "I've never heard you play that song before" and he said, "yeah, that was my first time trying to play it. I heard it on the radio yesterday." For what it's worth, that was my first time playing it too.
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    Any Nurses/Nurse Practitioners who are also musicians?

    I love Chet Atkins, thanks for sharing! I never heard that recording
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    Any Nurses/Nurse Practitioners who are also musicians?

    I don't remember exactly when this was, but we were having fun on a Sunday afternoon playing music just jamming, drinking, and eating at a club in Phoenix Arizona. The tune is "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday" by the Spiral Staircase. Quality leaves something to be desired, but that is the one, the only ,Joey Defrancesco playing the Hammond C3 organ. One of the best musicians I have ever had the opportunity to play with. Hope you guys enjoy.
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    Any Nurses/Nurse Practitioners who are also musicians?

    Hi, thanks for sharing your music!. I will have to update my soundcloud, I recorded on two new albums over that last two years, maybe I can put some of the stuff up. I'm traveling now, so I don't have my archives on a disk here with me. I was very passionate in music at a young age, and I always had music in my head. I was talented in math and science, and I always thought I would be a doctor or a surgeon (I love working with tools and doing high skilled work), but when I was 16 I got to play a guitar for the first time, and I was hooked. I dropped out of sports entirely to dedicate my time to practicing and mastering the guitar. I got a scholarship to study at a conservatory and got my bachelors in performance from University of Wisconsin, a unique collaborative program for guitarists. The program has since been pulled from the University. I put in a solid 15 years in the music business, and I felt as though I had accomplished everything that I wanted to do, so I decided it was time to let it go. I kind of got burned out as well, and the music in my head pretty much stopped playing. That's where I'm at today. I just don't have any passion for it, and I don't hear music in my head anymore. Music to me is like looking at old photographs. Songs remind me of a certain time, or person, in my life. I listen to lots of music, some you would even be surprised by (pop music, electronica, house etc.) because every occasion requires a different soundtrack. Today I just listened to pet shop boys, Alejandro Sanz, Mister Barrington, and Miguel, mostly because I was driving most of the day. Cruise ships are great gigs, and they are a great way to cut your teeth so to speak as a young musician. I had a couple contract offers a few years ago, but it coincided with the birth of my son, so I turned it down. I think I would have really enjoyed it, but I lost a colleague and a friend who drowned in the caribbean while we was working on a cruise ship contract. He took a swim, and it was his last. His name was William Lovell III, a rare and beautiful soul. He is surely missed. That memory would be difficult if I were to be working in that setting. Music is a tough business, and each year it gets harder and harder. I think as adults we want more comfort and security in our lives, but thankfully I was able to buy a home and have some financial security from my music career. I hope nursing gives me unique experiences like music did, but I know it will be much different. That's kind of what I'm hoping for anyway. Take care, thanks for sharing.
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    Just having a little fun. :) You seem like you have a good set of values and you are of a high moral fiber. You want change? Vote. Talk to people, be active in the community. That's the only way. That's what I do anyway. I don't know if there's anymore that I can do personally. I'm only one person, but I do what I can.
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    0/10 troll level Junior.
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    That's correct, at least someone is paying attention to facts here. First you say this: And then a few posts later you post this: Uh, oh, now we are backpedaling. I think the current is too strong, you're not going to backpedal out of this one. It's all falling apart for nurseblah. You had good run though. Snopes isn't credible now? That has been said by no one ever. I thought conservatives went after the source. Isn't that their thing? You guys must just make this s@#t up as you go. You don't even TRY to be consistent. Toddler logic. (OMG nurseblah! hahahha a nickname is born.) Oh, and he's called "The Mandarin Don" now. FYI
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    HAHAHAH I KNEW IT! All I did was play a game. The rules of the game are: 1. Pretend like you are a Trump race baiter 2. Use the parameters outlined by the thread posters to create your own definition of racism 3. Go after name calling and label it as racism. And look what has happened. The thread has erupted into claims of "that is ridiculous", "you can't be serious", "that's not racism", "it's just a nickname", etc etc. Guess what? You all fell for it. Now you all see things from my perspective and how ridiculous your racism claims really are. It only took 19 pages, and a little creativity, but hot damn, it worked like a charm! :) I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Macawake for having a good sense of humor, I personally laughed the rest of the day after coming up with "Cocoa Castro" and I think it should be a thing. I'm not offended by Orange Mussolini. I think it's weak and lacks creativity. How about Orange "Juice" Trump? Or Don Orange Juliius? Oh wait, Donoritos Cheetos? It's a stretch but it's f___ing hilarious! Get creative people. Call him the Mandarin Don for all I care, I didn't vote for him. LOL You all got punked, and proved my point of this entire thread. Name-calling by itself is not racism, neither are using nicknames, and now you can see how ridiculous your unfounded claims really are. Thank you, thank you very much! You've been a great crowd, I'll be here all week. Thanks for playing! Peace out!
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    FALSE FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's Parents Wore Ku Klux Klan Attire? "To be clear, this is not proof that Trump senior - who would later go on to become a millionaire real estate developer - was a member of the Ku Klux Klan or even in attendance at the event." FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's Father Arrested at KKK Rally?
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    Junior Nel's contribution to the thread in a nutshell. What were you saying about critical thinking?
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    Welcome Junior Nel
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    Oh what have we here, a derogatory racist remark involving the color of someone's skin? Do you call Obama Cocoa Castro? Sounds racist AF doesn't it? This is why racism still exists, because of comments like yours. This is by far the most racist comment I've seen in this entire thread; and you MEANT it. Congratulations for winning that award. You showed your true self, thank you. You'd better check yourself NB.
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    What kind of question is that? Of course the holocaust happened. It is well documented. We also landed on the moon, but I don't know who shot JFK, so don't ask me. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I'm not religious, so forgive me if I am skeptical of most claims, especially ones that I read on the internet. You say disingenuous, I say being honest and objective. I'm getting the overall impression from this thread that people believe that racism is whatever people think it is, there are no parameters, and it is not to be questioned ever. However, any person that questions racism claims can also be categorized as a racist on that sole premise of doubt, nothing else. Do I understand that correctly? Is that the general consensus here?
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    What if that person who crossed the street was a woman and was raped or beat up by a young black man in the past? Her fear is irrational? What if the person who is crossing has a destination that was on the other side of the street, would it be ok to cross the street then? What if the young black man was an evangelist or street vendor and they just didn't want to engage them and "find Jesus"? So now I can't cross the street even if that's where I need to go, just because there is a black person coming? I have to wait to prove that I'm not racist or fearful, because if I cross, FOR WHATEVER REASON, I am automatically racist? Do you see how ridiculous that is? See what that creates? All of those examples that you provided could ABSOLUTELY be racism, or they could be ABSOLUTELY be nothing at all. Maybe the hispanic applicants were not the best qualified, maybe HR was a bigot. WE DON'T KNOW, but we can't just chalk it up to RACE every single time, because it may not be. I want you to answer these questions.
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