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hedgehog

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 34,465

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Job hunting frustration #73: Looking over a list of available jobs and

seeing that they call for every college major and/or skill set except yours.

Netflix - you need to start adding viewer warnings to your offerings:

So, I'm watching The Fall, and it comes up to a cliffhanger - and the series stops! It turns out that the rest of the story is in season 2, just now being broadcast in Ireland and the UK.

Jeb Bush - 3rd Time's the Charm?

Just thought it might make a good bumper sticker.

What I get a kick out of is that he is referred to as being handsome. Well, maybe 35 years and 100 pounds ago......

Crossing my fingers that this works -

I've been fighting a flare in recent weeks that just keeps getting worse and worse. I even asked the Rheumy about trying a course of prednisone to break it down. He didn't think the symptoms were bad enough to warrant the prednisone since it is only a temporary fix for me. Then - today - his staff called to tell me to talk with my GP - some blood work is off and indications are I should stop another prescription. As it happens, the side effects match up one for one with problems I thought were from my autoimmune disease. I feel better all ready just thinking there might be a light at the end of this tunnel!

The Spending Bill undercuts pensions!?!?!?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-change-seen-as-setting-a-precedent-1418586647

How is your Christmas tree decorated?

This is when the Right will get upset about the torture report:

There are torture victims waiting for trial before a military tribunal. If the Defense proves torture, then the court is unable to add any further penalty.

The Patriots who approved torture were the same people who

blew Valerie Plame's cover.


edit to add:

and while we're at it, isn't the CIA at least partially responsible for the rise of Al Quada and the Taliban?

Obama and prosecution of the Bush administration for war crimes:

A little history:

Republicans are convinced that JFK stole the election. As a result, they feel justified in using every dirty trick from gerrymandering districts to going to the Supreme Court.

Republicans are convinced that the pending impeachment of Nixon that forced him to resign was all about politics As a result, they felt justified in impeaching Clinton over nonsense.

Some Republicans are already talking about impeaching Obama and charging him in criminal court. If Obama prosecuted anyone from the Bush Administration for war crimes, Republicans would go after every living Democratic President as soon as a Republican President took office. In the meantime, for the next 2 years, we'd go through shut-down after shut-down as the Republicans make the last 6 years look like hearts and roses.

Prosecuting a former President for crimes in office is unprecedented. Vice President Agnew was allowed to resign instead of being prosecuted for taking bribes as VP. I think that if/when the American people overwhelmingly demand it, then the war crime trials will begin.

I am ambivalent about the World Court taking this on. On the one hand, none of these men would ever be able to leave the country ever again. On the other hand, jingoism and distrust of the World Court might have the side effect of immunizing the criminals from prosecution here.

Is it fatigue or laziness?

Everyone recommends exercise as a way of handling autoimmune fatigue. But some days, it's hard to move and I tend to feel guilty in this exercise/fitness conscious society . One thing I've noticed is that when I'm in trouble, I have difficulty doing normal tasks and really feel it when I do push myself. On the other hand, once a flare recedes, I find myself surprised at how strong I seem to be and how easy it is to do things. So I've reached to stage where I tell myself to slow down when I need to, and not feel guilty about it.
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