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"Have a wonderful evening"

I picked up a pizza for supper last night and almost had to leave the store without it. Everyone was so cheerful.

"Hi! how are you doing?" (well, my dad just died)
"Welcome to pizza store. What can we get for you?" (happiness?)
"It'll be right up!" ( )

I stood at the edge of the store, arms crossed over my chest, hands under my arms, waiting rather than running because I really wanted to take a pizza home for my husband.

"Here's your pizza. Hope you have a great evening" ( )

However, progress was made in that I ate a piece and my stomach didn't hurt.

For history, it was expected, he was old, I'm a nurse who does in home care, home health, hospice and had to play it out as a family member letting someone I love die.

It's been a month. Steps forward, steps back, steps forward.

Best wishes to you all.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston Marathon bombing – live

Source: Guardian

This first link is updating as things happen. The second link has more of an article.

Those counts for which Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death:

The use of a weapon of mass destruction (pressure cooker bomb #2) resulting in death
Possession and use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, resulting in death
Bombing of a place of public use (pressure cooker bomb #2), resulting in death
Possession and use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, resulting in death
Destruction of property by means of an explosive (pressure cooker bomb #2), resulting in death
Possession and use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, resulting in death

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2015/may/15/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-boston-marathon-bombing


The verdict was delivered by the same jury that on April 8 convicted Tsarnaev of all 30 criminal counts against him, covering the bombing and its violent aftermath, including the killing of an MIT police officer and a shootout with police in which Tsarnaev's co-conspirator older brother was killed.

Of those counts, 17 carried the possibility of execution. The jury needed to reach a unanimous agreement in at least one of those counts to send Tsarnaev to death row. The verdict did not indicate which of those counts the jury agreed on.

The verdict came despite a distaste for capital punishment in Boston and across Massachusetts. The death penalty was banned in the state 1984, and a convict has not been executed there since 1947.

A Boston Globe poll published last month showed that fewer than 20 percent of state residents favored death for Tsarnaev, down from 33 percent in September 2013......(more)

For those of us whose mother's are no longer with us, with love

ɯoɯ ʎɐp s,ɹǝɥʇoɯ ʎddɐɥ

Hoping for the best for those in OK, KS, NE today and tonight

Tornadoes all over this afternoon and still happening. One nearing OKcity.

Reports of cars flipped by #tornado on I-35 near 44th Street about 3 miles south of downtown #OKC.

NWS Norman@NWSNorman847pm - TORNADO on I-35 at SW 44th with damage to vehicles! Please take cover right now. Deadly situation!! #okwx
The Weather Channel@weatherchannelBREAKING: #Tornado debris signature about 3 mi S of downtown #OKC. Radar shows winds over 100mph. Moving N/NW. .............(on and on and on)

Posted by uppityperson | Wed May 6, 2015, 09:50 PM (2 replies)

Is anyone here in the Detroit Lakes area?

I've a couple questions if you are. pm is ok too. Thanks.
Posted by uppityperson | Mon May 4, 2015, 03:23 PM (0 replies)

About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday.

The bodies were recovered on Saturday and Sunday at the Langtang village, 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Kathmandu, which is on a trekking route popular with Westerners. The entire village, which includes 55 guesthouses for trekkers, was wiped out by the avalanche, officials said.

"Local volunteers and police personnel are digging through six-feet (deep) snow with shovels looking for more bodies," said

Gautam Rimal, assistant chief district officer in the area where Langtang is located.
Posted by uppityperson | Mon May 4, 2015, 12:55 PM (1 replies)

Ways You Can Help Nepal earthquake victims.


As our country and people struggle to deal with the disaster created by the earthquake on 25 April 2015, we living outside Nepal are also grappling with how best we can help our folks back home, not just our immediate families and friends but common Nepalis, especially those whose voice we do not hear much – people in rural districts for example. We are just beginning to get some indication from outside the Kathmandu valley that the destruction and possibly casualties could be worse. All Nepalis and non-Nepalis who are not in Nepal but care deeply about our country should try to help in any way they can.

Below is a list of Earthquake Response Initiatives ongoing in/for Nepal, and this list is live and will be updated with the most up-to-date information as we get them. Please also suggest any others we might have missed. Some already have their teams on the ground working and are appealing for emergency donations; while others have just started fundraising and thinking about medium and longer term relief. Please help in any way you can and in the way you see fit. We urge you to donate to multiple agencies if you can, even if a small amount – they all need your support to help the people in Nepal.

Apologies if this has already been posted. I've been on du very infrequently the last couple weeks but wanted to share this list. I've seen requests from Red Cross USA and wanted to give some better and other options.

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What food is acceptable after a wedding?

Replies in the bigoted Indiana pizza joint threads made me ask this question.

Please note I am not asking what YOU would have if you were to get married (feel free to share if you desire), but what is acceptable in your opinion for ANYONE to have after their wedding.

Thank you.

Don’t stigmatise depression after Germanwings crash, says top doctor

President of Royal College of Psychiatrists urges caution over calls for people suffering from depression to be prevented from working as pilots.
Britain’s most senior psychiatrist has warned airline authorities to avoid a kneejerk reaction to the crash of the Germanwings flight, insisting that depression should not lead to a lifetime ban for commercial airline pilots.


Professor Simon Wessely, who is president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an adviser to the British army, urged civil aviation authorities and airlines to avoid repeating the panicked reaction that has often followed similarly shocking cases, such as the crimes of the Manchester GP Dr Harold Shipman.


“I have dealt with some pilots with depression and when they recover they are still monitored. But the two I have dealt with returned to very successful careers. Why should they not? What does cause trouble is saying that if you have ever had a history of depression then you should not be allowed to do whatever. That is wrong, as much as saying that people with a history of broken arms shouldn’t be allowed to do something.”


He said: “We are all concerned. There are two reasons why: there isn’t a link between depression and aggressive suicide, if that is what this is. There isn’t normally such a link. And second, because of some of the ridiculous things that are said....(more @ link)
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