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Current location: Louisville Ky
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Wow. The V.A. just called me..... re. Coronavirus

I get all my healthcare through the V.A. despite all the negative things you hear about them and the "system" I have had nothing but respect and top notch care from them. They treat me like a King in fact.

I have an appointment in the morning, regular scheduled checkup, and have already confirmed via text so wasn't expecting anything else from them for awhile. Now, I don't answer my phone if I don't know the number but the call I received about 15 minutes ago was the same as one I got yesterday so I looked it up. It was from the V.A. hospital and they routed my call to the clinic I use. They gave me a preliminary coronavirus "screening" over the phone, just questions for now. Then they told me that I would be screened twice at a minimum at the clinic tomorrow. Once going in and once going out. They also informed me that all but one entrance/exit would be closed.

Now, I'm old and do have pre-existing conditions, Emphysema and stage 3 COPD, but this is unprecedented. Makes me wonder a little about if maybe there's more to this than is being let on. Have not been unduly worried about it tbh but now I must say that my level of concern has risen dramatically.

One more shout out to the dedicated women and men who give us veterans healthcare and are vastly underappreciated. It seems that unlike other parts of our government THEY at least are being proactive. I'm even more impressed now than before.

I recently had my 2nd thread locked

for being a duplicate of another. Question. Is there a way to find out if my threads are duplicates before I try to post them? I looked and looked for this one and could find nothing. I don't start many threads so this is kind of worrisome to me as I don't want to screw up *blush* . Love it here and don't want to get banned or have my account curtailed because I can't figure something out. I AM a BigOleDummy you know ;D

True origins of the Seth Rich Conspiracy "Therory"

Source: Yahoo News Exclusive

WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found. ………

Yet in a graphic example of how fake news infects the internet, those precise details popped up the same day on an obscure website, whatdoesitmean.com, that is a frequent vehicle for Russian propaganda. The website’s article, which attributed its claims to “Russian intelligence,” was the first known instance of Rich’s murder being publicly linked to a political conspiracy. ..........

The Russian effort to exploit Rich’s tragic death didn’t stop with the fake SVR bulletin. Over the course of the next two and a half years, the Russian government-owned media organizations RT and Sputnik repeatedly played up stories that baselessly alleged that Rich, a relatively junior-level staffer, was the source of Democratic Party emails that had been leaked to WikiLeaks. It was an idea first floated by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who on Aug. 9, 2016, announced a $20,000 reward for information about Rich’s murder, saying — somewhat cryptically — that “our sources take risks.”questions about] ‘What do I do with this?’” .......

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-the-true-origins-of-the-seth-rich-conspiracy-a-yahoo-news-investigation-100000831.html

Just saw this. Very interesting.

At what point does Barr, Mnuchin, Nunes et al........

Become liable to the Sedition laws we have on the books? U.S. Code § 2384.Seditious conspiracy. ………. " or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, …….." . I understand that the "by force" wording is , to me at least, a little vague. Does it mean that Mnuchin by refusing to hand over the draft dodger in chiefs tax returns, is defacto "by force" keeping it (the property of the United States) from us contrary to the authority he has? Is Barr guilty of the same by keeping the full report from Congress. Does the "by force" wording only apply to them if they attacked physically the Congressional committee? Or does it mean "by force" by keeping it physically AWAY from the committee? Nunes too, did he "by force" derail and whitewash "his" committees findings and investigations by hushing it up? To ME and I am in no way a lawyer constitutional or otherwise the wording of "prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States," kind of takes precedence. And is that not what all three of these acolytes have done and are doing?

Of course McConnell , in my opinion, is guilty of the same crimes....

I'm starting to worry about my mental state

As the title suggests I am becoming concerned because …… well because I've started to think unthinkable things. Horrible terrible things. Such as ……. the hateful rhetoric spewing from the right threatening violence to Liberals and anyone not as crazy as they are. We have trillions of bullets they say ……. impeach trump and its civil war they threaten …… the Press is the enemy of the people spewed daily and constantly. Could all this be a concerted propaganda push to get us to start defending ourselves? When chump and his 1% cohorts drive their minions to a frenzy and they start , well step up their attacks, on us and we push back.... will that be all that's needed for chump and mcturtle to declare martial law and suspend the constitution completely? Are we TRULY in the midst of a slow motion coup?

It bothers me that these thoughts creep into my head.

I am disheartened to say the least

I've just about come to grips with seeing the music/songs of my youth being used to shill products in commercials. Almost. So many of the iconic songs I grew up with have been/are being used that its kind of hard to reconcile what they "stood for" and what they now "stand for". I watch very little to no tv so this may be even more prevalent than I know but...….. Sympathy for the Devil/Rolling Stones, Won't get Fooled Again/The Who etc broke my heart when first viewed to promote corporate interests. But I have to say that the Super Bowl ad for Budweiser using Blowing in the Wind/Bob Dylan was cause for a tear in my eye. That song USED to mean, at least to me, a stance that was counter to everything that Budweiser and the corporate state stood for. Hearing it used in a freaking beer commercial was just too much. The disillusionment is real and very depressing I must say. Does this "bother" anyone but me or am I just too wedded to the past?

At least Neil Young has stood firm and I applaud him for this.

Just had a thought.... i.e New Caravan of Refugees


Just now read that there's another "caravan" of asylum seekers starting out from Honduras. If truly refugees I welcome them myself But I have to wonder why there's another. The "welcome" (snark) they have received so far has SURELY been reported in Honduras as well as the rest of Central America. Who is organizing these? Why now?

My paranoid thoughts have been turning towards …….. could this caravan have been organized by trumpist supporters to embarrass us and/or as fodder for the trumpist base to get all riled up? A ploy to strip more centrist voters to support the crazy wall? Just a thought.


Source: UPI et al.

"Donald is right and I agree with him," Putin said in his annual meeting with reporters. "If the U.S. decided to withdraw its contingent, it has done the right thing. We see no signs of withdraw, but we admit that this is possible, especially since we are moving along the path of a political settlement."

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Putin-on-Trump-decision-to-leave-Syria-Donald-is-right/4811545309652/#ixzz5aFb4AeHi

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Putin-on-Trump-decision-to-leave-Syria-Donald-is-right/4811545309652/

"Donald"? I thought everyone KNEW our chump-in-chief hates to be called "Donald". Putin is just trolling him now in my opinion. He knows what he and his Intelligence agencies have on "Donald" and that "Donald" is scared crapless that it will come out. Add this to the fact that Putin has let his mole (one of them anyway) Maria Butina meet with Mueller and we have "The Donald" screaming at night. Personally, I think its great.

A Question to any participants in the March For Our Lives marches...

I was answering/replying to another thread when something "clicked" in my head. I recall seeing something along these lines in a news article but while writing my comment the question really gelled. I went to Louisville's MFOL rally and was struck by how many older people , like me, were there. Had a few nice conversations but that's beside the point. At Louisville at least we had many many young people, high school and younger and many of us gray heads but not many in between those two "extremes". Very few and I mean VERY FEW 20/30 somethings were in attendance. My main question is : was it same at other events? We had terrible weather here for ours, cold and rain for the whole day but that didn't stop the kids and the grandparents from showing up. Where were the 20/30's?

I guess a secondary question would be, how can we motivate these people to come out?

NO Mr. Carter NO! Has Jimmy lost his mind?

..... I worked a phone bank in Colorado as a volunteer to help him get elected President. I've admired him ever since for the work he does for Habitat for Humanity. I've always had his back when talking about him and his Presidency. But this........ this I cannot stomach. I can only surmise that the Chemo has taken a toll. I am most disillusioned to say the least. NO, Mr. Carter NO! NO the pretender who sits in the oval office does NOT deserve to finish his term. He DOES need to be impeached. He DOES NOT "deserve the benefit of the doubt"!!!!! A sad day for me, especially after the uplifting I got from the MFOL rally yesterday.

"But my own preference would be that he not be impeached, but that he be able to serve out his term, because I think he wants to do a good job. And I'm willing to help him, if I can help him, and give him the benefit of the doubt." From his interview on CBS Sunday Morning. SMH

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