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Hometown: Phila.,PA
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Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 08:12 PM
Number of posts: 32,479

About Me

I am 54, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (alot).

Journal Archives

I just got up to wipe my TV screen when I turned on CNN

but when I got closer I realized that the smudge wasn't on my TV, it was on Chris Cuomo's forehead. Apparently he got Ash Wednesday ashes put on him today.

I forgot all about that tradition a long time ago.

New virus case in CA makes me glad I live in a state

where I trust the lawmakers more than if I lived in a red state, like Indiana.

John Garamendi tweeted tonight, "I am aware of reports that a Solano County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus. I am in close contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the State of California and will pass along any updates as they become available".

"The CDC told The Sacramento Bee Wednesday that a confirmed case in Northern California is of an unknown origin. The person is resident of Solano County and is being treated in Sacramento. The CDC told KRON that the patient has not traveled to a foreign country and has not been in contact with a confirmed case. It is possible that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected the CDC said in a release. The CDC said that it is possible that this is an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States."

"Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown."


Scotland makes tampons and pads FREE!

"Scottish MPs have backed plans to make products such as tampons and sanitary pads free at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies. The plan passed its first vote in the devolved Scottish Parliament."

"The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill was proposed by Scottish MP Monica Lennon, who first submitted a draft proposal in 2017. The annual cost is expected to be around 24.1 million pounds ($47.5 million)."

"These are not luxury items," Ms Lennon said, adding that the bill was about "period dignity". Ms Lennon joined a rally gathered outside the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, and held a sign which said "Access to menstrual products is a right. Period."


Congresswoman Jackie Speier tweeted, "Way to go Scotland, showing that it can and should be done! We should start with making them free in public bathrooms."

Will those who don't have/can't afford health insur or are in the US illegally

go to public health facilities if they think they are getting the flu? I have a feeling that many may go untreated and spread the germs due to policies put in place by this administration.

Hot water from faucets doesn't kill germs and anti-bacterial

soap doesn't help much more. Wash your hands often and don't touch your face.


"First, that business about hot water. It's true that hot water will kill off bacteria, but only at temperatures that would seriously damage your skin."

"Plain old soap may be just as effective, and ultimately better for you, than the antibacterial variety. And hand sanitizers that use alcohol also avoid the potential pitfalls of antibacterial agents while still being effective."

I hope some brave listener will fill me in on what

was said at the news conference. My mental health won't allow me to listen. Thank you.

CDC warns men about facial hair dangers as coronavirus spreads

"Men may need to hack off their muttonchops, void their Van Dykes or pluck their ducktails if they plan on using a respirator, according to information from the CDC about how facial hair can interact with the devices."

"A graphic released by the agency shows the fashionable facial-hair-wearer which styles will conflict with potentially life-saving respirators as the US braces for the quickly spreading coronavirus to emerge state-side."

"Handlebar, walrus, and Zorro mustaches are fine, but the CDC says folks may need to lose their Fu Manchus, Dalis, and Englishes — because they could prevent respirators from making a seal on wearers’ faces."


Ongoing DU Poll "What age group do you belong in?"

34% are 56-65 years old and
35% are 66-75 years old.


* If you were born on Leap Day, count every year, not every 4 years.

Results of DUer "what age are you?" Poll...

We are definately Boomers.


Check out the results (there is no time limit). This was originally posted at 10:15PM Tues. night. So far 400+ have responded.

Under 25. 1 (0%)
25-35. 5 (1%)
36-45. 32 (8%)
46-55. 54 (13%)
56-65. 140 (35%)
66-75. 143 (36%)
75-85. 26 (6%)
86+ 1 (0%)

DU Poll: Which age group do you belong in:

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