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Laura PourMeADrink

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August 20, 2021

Mississippi passes Florida

August 16, 2021

Slate: Trump's New Big Lie: Afghanistan


Former President Donald Trump is telling lies about how he would have handled the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, opening a new avenue for Trump-dazed Republicans to attack President Joe Biden.


First, the “peace accord” that Trump’s emissaries signed with the Taliban in February 2020, in Doha, imposed only a few conditions—and the Taliban are violating none of them at the moment. The Taliban merely agreed not to allow any “individuals or groups, including al-Qaida, to use the soil of Afghanistan to threaten the security of the United States and its allies.” The accord did not bar the Taliban from fighting Afghan government troops or from capturing Afghan provinces on its own.

Second, Trump’s claim that he had “discussions with top Taliban leaders” is overstated. A few days after the signing of the accord, on the phone, through an interpreter, he had a discussion with a leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was the Taliban’s delegate to the Doha talks. Afterward, Trump said he had a “very good” relationship with Baradar, lauded the Taliban for “killing terrorists…some very bad people,” and said of the war, “They’re looking to get this ended and we’re looking to get this ended.” A statement released by the White House said that Trump “emphasized the need to continue the reduction in violence” and “urged the Taliban to participate in intra-Afghan negotiations.” The statement said nothing about Barader’s reply, if any.
August 13, 2021

Does anyone remember travel pre-cell pre-internet,?

Guessing maybe 1998? Met my husband's family for the first time. We all traveled to Tahoe from 6 different locations and rented condos.

How in the world did we find the condos in the first place? How in the world did we all get there at the same time? Reno airport? How did we find the rental car? How did we find a packy to get blackberry brandy for a ride up the mountain to Tahoe because it's what you do outside with snow - especially with the biggest snowflakes I've ever seen in my life? How did we find a great grocery with the most beautiful California vegetables and fruit I had ever seen?

Have zero recall of hassles and hours on end waiting for people at the airport. Was it a time where we all just chilled and basic services were never that bad that we would remember 20-something years later?

August 5, 2021

Is there a standard treatment protocol for vaccinated COVID-19 positive?

A vaccinated friend tested positive

Doctor in Montana gave him a steroid shot and Z-Pak. I didn't know what a z-pack was, after looking it up, read docs advised that it did no good against covid.

He is still coughing. Infected approximately third week in July. Doc said he was in the final stage.

On edit:. Don't know if it's Delta or not

August 4, 2021

Think McClennan County TX COVID-19 reports incorrect

Would love some fresh eyes on this before I make a big stink about it

Website, click on menu, then
Health District Report


They only report new cases each week and only show the previous two weeks.

Then their trend graph shows total new cases per month. July 2021..just over 100?

August 2, 2021

Man they don't dumb things down on CNBC! Anyone hear Dr Gottlieb

this a.m. on Covid? Dr Scott Gottlieb, former head of FDA.

He rattled off numbers so quickly I had to play it back three times and still don't know if I got them right.

He is quite optimistic. In fact he said the trajectory of the "rate of transfer" in some Southern States is going down (you want it under 1) and he expects a slowing with only a couple weeks to go. Expansion, however, in other states including the North.

I think I have these numbers right. Anyone else see him and can correct this? He said there are 90 million adults unvaccinated of which 40 million have already had it. That leaves 50 million adults who need to be vaccinated. Of that 50 million 15 million are already infected. And another 15 million will become infected. Leaving only 20 million wild cards.

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About Laura PourMeADrink

Left of Gandhi.. Question things, especially our own party to hopefully make it #1 by a mile
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