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Backseat Driver

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Ohio School Boards Assn cut ties w/National School Bd

Cross-posted from Ohio group, but many other groups and places where folks might find issues to point out - civil liberties, national security and/or local enforcement, education - as these thoughts within the letters move through public awareness. I have not received any comments thus far as placed...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10717010

Ohio School Boards Assn cut ties w/National School Bd
https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/ohio-school-boards-association-cut-ties-with-national-school-boards-association-over-request-for-federal-intervention/530-2142e402-09ea-4616-b901-0434baed8fa3

The following are .pdf formatted:

NSBA letter: https://nsba.org/-/media/NSBA/File/nsba-letter-to-president-biden-concerning-threats-to-public-schools-and-school-board-members-92921.pdf

OSBA response letter: https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/sites/default/files/uploads/NSBA%20Letter-102521.pdf

Wow, another snit over current "issues" in the national conversation.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Oct 26, 2021, 02:41 PM (2 replies)

Didn't get any discussion previously...

Cross-posted from Ohio forum; trying here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10717010
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Oct 26, 2021, 02:24 PM (0 replies)

Ohio School Boards Assn cut ties w/National School Bd

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/ohio-school-boards-association-cut-ties-with-national-school-boards-association-over-request-for-federal-intervention/530-2142e402-09ea-4616-b901-0434baed8fa3

The following are .pdf formatted:

NSBA letter: https://nsba.org/-/media/NSBA/File/nsba-letter-to-president-biden-concerning-threats-to-public-schools-and-school-board-members-92921.pdf

OSBA response letter: https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/sites/default/files/uploads/NSBA%20Letter-102521.pdf

Wow, another snit over current "issues" in the national conversation. Please carry it to other DU forums if it needs wider or more specific topical views or discuss here.

Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Oct 26, 2021, 10:56 AM (0 replies)

LOL, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-nasa-asteroid-hunter-lucy-soars.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Oct 22, 2021, 12:39 PM (2 replies)

DH just started a new job at a more large-ish big box

store; he going on 74 years old. WTH is this stuff about auto-enrolling in a heavy-handed(?) mandated employee savings plan in the Infrastructure Bill and also having the normal deductions being taken out for FICA and state/local/regional taxes when this job just supplements our SS so we can pay our bills?
He had been working a 40 hr week elsewhere that instantly got cut to 24 hrs earlier in Sept and has not yet even received a correct final paycheck nor funds he would have been entitled to under a corporate policy re mandated store closure because of another employee's CoVid exposure to whom he had not been exposed. The temporary manager didn't feel like scheduling nor doing the payroll--so just didn't so we're going into a broken 3 wk cash-flow situation...as we get set up for DD and a regular FT work schedule at the new place with which his hourly is a great deal more. Sounds like a bunch of GOP misinformation for fright purposes, no?

https://www.yahoo.com/money/democrats-retirement-plan-mandate-is-pretty-heavy-handed-expert-says-200249580.html

I sure hope they're kidding about perhaps SS could be delayed next month if the funds are okayed for keeping the government alive - we pay rent out of DH's; it's always outside the 3 day "grace" the landlord allows without late fees. With the eviction moratoriums done with, it's getting pretty scary! Bad enough costs for everything going up due to the shipping/logistic backlog/slowdowns.

I can't keep up...you think you got things figured, and then WHAM! The stress of this instability is KILLING me even if I am fully 3 shots vaccinated!!!

Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Sep 30, 2021, 05:00 PM (3 replies)

WTH - Total property to get water shut off sometime before midnight...

and I got a family funeral to head out for tomorrow a.m. Coffee pot - check; breakfast - check - clothes laid out - check; do shower and hair elsewhere - check; doggie provisions - check; potty water - check - anything else...as if it's not stressful enough. Hope it's back on in the a.m.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Sep 24, 2021, 05:07 PM (2 replies)

Nanobodies from llamas hold hope for CoVid-19 treatment(s)

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58628689 2 days ago

A Covid therapy derived from a llama named Fifi has shown "significant potential" in early trials.

It is a treatment made of "nanobodies", small, simpler versions of antibodies, which llamas and camels produce naturally in response to infection.

Once the therapy has been tested in humans, scientists say, it could be given as a simple nasal spray - to treat and even prevent early infection.

Prof James Naismith described nanobodies as "fantastically exciting". ]snip]

Yeah, yeah...a single drop of llamajuice and a binder of some sort...
Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Sep 24, 2021, 05:01 PM (5 replies)

CoVid-19 and Kidney Disease

https://www.labroots.com/trending/clinical-and-molecular-dx/21308/kidney-failure-covid-survivors

SEP 21, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
Kidney Failure in COVID Survivors
WRITTEN BY: Tara Fernande

New findings indicate that individuals who survive COVID-19 infections, even mild ones, have a significantly elevated risk of developing severe kidney disease.

The study, led by Ziyad Al-Aly from the Washington University in St. Louis, saw researchers take a deep dive into the health data from over 1.7 million healthy and COVID-infected individuals from 2020 to 2021. Their analysis revealed that those infected with the coronavirus have an increased likelihood of later developing kidney damage. The study was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

The clinical signs of kidney disfunction are notoriously tricky to spotópatients donít experience any pain or symptoms to suggest that their kidneys are impaired. Some estimates suggest 90 percent of people with kidney disease are not aware of their condition. Nevertheless, the consequences of chronic kidney disease are dire: it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

According to Al-Aly, this research emphasizes the importance of paying close attention to kidney function in the aftermath of COVID-19. [snip]
Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Sep 23, 2021, 01:03 PM (5 replies)

In mourning again, still...

I've posted before in other lesser forums, Bereavement and Chronic Health Problems about the ambivalent emotions (grief/anger/political opinions on so many issues) as well as General Discussion I have recently and not so recently encountered since May. Well, my 92 year old mother passed May 29 of this year following two strokes; today I received word that my brother died this morning while in hospice care - nothing to be done with a combination of advanced non-alcoholic liver disease, and pancreatic cancer with DM, treatment of either of which would negatively impact any hope of extended time. He had been mom's caretaker having never left home and I'd imagined he had also helped her through caring for my dad. Having been estranged from my FOO for almost 30 years made for many years of mourning their "pseudo-deaths." I was able to attend my mom's funeral such as it was (graveside service aborted by severe storm); and true to the prognosis, now my brother's. I feel a deep and tragic loss because brother and I had become reconciled, had visited, and spoke by phone last just a couple days ago but am having a harder time renewing a relationship with my sister who handled final arrangements as best as possible and will handle this funeral as well. In these days of so many hospitalizations and deaths, vaccinated and obstinately not vaccinated, neither fell victim to that disease as far as I know. I don't know how everything will eventually shake out as those remaining left our childhoods behind on very different paths...and we don't know each other or each other's families very well. I want to thank you all for being kind in providing so much civility, care, and a safe place to learn, laugh, and share for each other and for me!
Posted by Backseat Driver | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 04:21 PM (29 replies)

LOCKDOWN reported at all of WPAFB - Dayton OH Area A

Daughter just saw on Facebook - Ohio News and Weather

No info at present time - local residents nearby could hear alert emanating across the base campus!

https://www.whio.com/news/local/wright-patterson-air-force-base-lockdown/X2SGSONVPRCTHEVQ44EIDC4QEQ/Will post a link soon if there is any more information available.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:25 PM (3 replies)
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