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lambchopp59

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Member since: Sat Dec 3, 2016, 03:31 PM
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Liberal, gay, tree hugging activist whenever I can afford.

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Scruffy Justin rendered speechless

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Spin! Spin! Outrun the lies and denials!

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A brief bitlet of healthcare provider humor

You know you've had the PPE on too long when not only do you know it will sting removing some of it as your facial skin works at recovering it's normal shape, but...
Then when you've replaced the N95 with a regular mask, sit down and become so deeply into catching up on your charting that you open up the chocolate bar you've been craving the last two hours and try to shove it in to the pie hole through your mask... or even worse do the same with a cuppa coffee...
That's another moment you thank god your shift is almost over.
I think I had both of those foibles today.

Time for chuuch

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Laughter is the best for this scurge...

Say whaaaaaaa?

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Cure worse than the disease

HRC corporate equality index- just a reminder to vote with your dollars

I've been using this as a guide for years, sometimes writing some companies to encourage them to get their profile a bit up to snuff, a few to some results, and discovery of some companies that are disgustingly anti-LGBTQ even these days.
https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/CEI-2020.pdf?_ga=2.165632319.1096871019.1587754743-1536522911.1586507437
Oddly enough, a few companies I was following are now missing on their scale. One in particular used to rate a big goose-egg on their equality index I threw the brakes on buying... Sketchers shoes. I wrote them after this revolting discovery, never got a reply and never saw any improvement. Darn comfortable shoes manufactured by homophobic company. Several other healthcare workers followed my lead in writing them, they probably just stopped responding to HRC's correspondence as well. Nike's... all good, 100 percent.
Skip the damn Dollar Tree, they rate zero, Dollar General has better if not 100 percent rating for much the same products. Foot Locker... a zero! (really?, damn) O'really Auto parts is a zero, and Auto Zone rates pretty low. Tractor Supply, zero. Skip Valero gas station-- zero. Dillard's, Bed Bath and Beyond--- zeros. Disconnect your Dish Network and tell them why.
Oh, and big surprise--- NewsCorp, owners of Fox Noise... zero. CHS healthcare and hospitals-- avoid if possible. Publix supermarkets-zero, and CVS drugstores, zip.
Priceline improved slightly but still needs to move up.
The list of companies who score that goose-egg has shrunk considerably since marriage equality. It's gotten considerably easier to avoid the total asshole companies. Check list at the link above for the latest, voting with our dollars is every bit as important at taking down the RW crazy machines as going to the polls.

Please share with all your acquaintances who whine about "socialism"

Here's the address to return their stimulus payments:
U.S. Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 12192
Covington, KY 41012-0192

I could spit nails at this goofball

Just as I emerged from a COVID patient's room, taking a little break to de-sweat and wait for my next patients lab values to come back, I checked my email on my phone. I don't even know how the devil I got on this joker's mailing list, some representative Paul Gosar from Arizona. What a Trump shill letter I read, angry enough to blow a cork, I immediately un-subscribed to his mailing list, then I thought I'd share this Trump ass-licking email before I delete for all to see as enemy research:
It's loaded with Trump-isms so take your antacids first those who dare to read this:


It’s Time to Slowly Reopen America
By Rep. Paul A Gosar (AZ-04) in the Epoch Times:

America is at a standstill; our economy is paused, and while there is light at the end of the tunnel, it is time to craft a plan to reach it. America is at her best when she is tested and we are rising to the occasion like never before. Let’s continue that American spirit as we chart a path back toward economic prosperity.

In January, as the Wuhan coronavirus spread around the world, President Trump made the decision to restrict entry to the United States from all travelers who had recently been in China. This decisive action bought the United States valuable time, and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Coronavirus Task Force said it “absolutely” made a difference. This bold action was criticised by the World Health Organization as “not needed,” Nancy Pelosi labeled it “racist” and Joe Biden called it “xenophobic.”

In an unprecedented response to the spreading pandemic, the United States implemented strict social distancing measures designed to slow the spread of the virus. These guidelines undoubtedly saved millions of lives, but they have also effectively shut down our entire economy. Universities, local school districts, manufacturers, sports teams, offices, restaurants, malls, hotels, and every type of American business has suffered. When America’s small businesses suffer, we all do.

Models projected a complete doomsday scenario with overrun healthcare facilities, millions of dead Americans, and mass graves. These models were way off, and they continue to scale back projections on a daily basis. Everyone agrees that when addressing treatment for a disease, the “cure” should not be worse than the disease itself. By staying home we are reducing the spread and impact of the coronavirus on Americans but we are also killing our businesses and the livelihoods of millions of American families. As a healthcare provider, I think we now have enough data available to us to conclude that there are high risk groups, medium risk and low risk groups. Telling lower risk groups, such as healthy people under age 50, to stay home, when the data show that this group is not impacted, is a cure that is worse than the disease. We know that people over 70 are at highest risk, and they should stay home until the pandemic passes or we have a working vaccine. Data also tells us that individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure or people who are otherwise immunosuppressed (cancer patients, HIV patients, etc.) are at higher risk at any age and should stay home.

We also know that some parts of the country are hardly impacted while other parts are hit quite hard. Cities like New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in our country, should remain under quarantine. Conversely, there are states like West Virginia where the pandemic has hardly had any health impact. It makes little sense to treat Morgantown and New York city the same way, the former having zero deaths while the latter has thousands.

I am encouraging President Trump, the Centers for Disease Control and FEMA to evaluate the data closely and implement a plan for Americans to return to work based on risk groups and risk locations. We have the information now and we know how to do this. In a recent briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump pointed out that he built the greatest economy in the world, and he would do it again if he needed to. It's time to start the process of getting America back to work and rebuilding the greatest economy in the world.



Holy Fukk.

Can't sleep, frustrated, disgusted, enraged, nauseous.

After another 10 hour shift dealing with patients in petrified fear and frustration wearing hot sweat box of veritable space suit. I came home so damn shop worn and sticky, so tired of stripping and painstakingly bagging my scrubs to take to the hot wash akin to handling radioactive plutonium, soapy showering until certain I've murdered an exceptional percentage of integumentary flora and still worried this blight could be transmitted to my loved ones, pet care and home support. Barely able to muster the appetite to gingerly consume a microwave meal, falling asleep too tired to even get through one hour episode of a DVD serial...
And now up at 0430 with such angry insomnia that the idiots elected PHONEY BALONEY the CLOWN to handle dire and massively lethal calamity like it was a pesky inconvenient interruption to his royal jester repartory.
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