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Gender: Female
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Number of posts: 3,590

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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Minnesota Public Radio series - Jacob Wetterling 11 y/o abducted 1989

MPR has an informative podcast series on Jacob Wetterling who was abducted on a rural road in 1989. His body was located on August 31st after 27 years. A local pedophile led investigators to his body.


The podcast goes into what went wrong with the investigation from the start etc. I believe this will be an 8 part series with a new episode each week.

I like this series because it addresses issues of small town resources etc.

I've got bronchitis and for several days, I felt like fainting

Until the meds kicked in, I felt like fainting every time I got up. It was just awful.
I don't know how Hillary even managed to attend the 9/11 event and not totally collapse.

I've got a pretty nasty sudden strain of this stuff. Ironically it came on a few days after 9/11. I kept wondering if I was getting some "weird Hillary sympathy syndrome". My husband dragged me to the doc on Saturday and the doc could hear it in my lungs right away. He thought maybe it was pneumonia but it was just bronchitis. I'm getting the treatment: steroids, antibiotics and albutirol inhaler.

I've had bronchitis and pneumonia many times, but this is the first time that it constantly made me feel like fainting.

Oh well, thought I would share because it shows that Hillary is quite a trooper!!

Blues Brothers (John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd) on Netflix

Didn't see the movie back in the day.

What a fun cool movie. Worth it for all the great musicians and music.

Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room

Recommended because they made this fairly entertaining and easy to understand. Usually any financial documentary requires me to think too hard, but this one was very interesting.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth gives birth to daughter

Source: Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who won a second term in the U.S. House two weeks ago, gave birth Tuesday to a daughter: Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey.

The news came in a statement Thursday from her office. It said:

"My husband Bryan and I are thrilled to announce that we are the proud parents of a baby girl.

"Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey was born on Nov.18. Bryan and I were deeply honored that Senator Akaka acted as Hawaiian elder and selected her middle name.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tammy-duckworth-baby-met-20141120-story.html

Congratulations Tammy and Bryan !!!! Her pregnancy must have been very difficult. I'm so glad for her!

Texas hospital that treated first U.S. Ebola patient settles with his family

Source: Washington Post

The hospital that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States before he died will pay his family an unspecified amount, an attorney for his relatives announced Wednesday.

In addition, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said it has agreed to create a foundation honoring Thomas Duncan, the Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola in September.

Texas Health Presbyterian also apologized again to Duncan’s family for the errors made during his treatment. Duncan had first gone to this hospital on Sept. 25 with a fever and told medical workers he had been in Liberia recently. Despite this, he was released and sent home, which delayed his treatment for nearly three days and meant he was around people during a period when he had symptoms and was contagious.

Duncan returned to the hospital and was isolated for two days before being diagnosed with Ebola on Sept. 30. He died eight days later, becoming the only person to die from the virus so far in the United States. The hospital had also apologized last month for the mistake it made during this period.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/11/12/texas-hospital-that-treated-first-u-s-ebola-patient-settles-with-his-family/

Glad they took prompt legal action. Due to tort reform, Texas allows only 30 days to file suit. (Apparently this is 2 years see posts below)

Doctor survives Ebola needlestick - not infected

This article is very long and I had to read the entire thing until I found out the doctor didn't have Ebola.

Five days after his recovery from the impact of the experimental drug, with tests showing that Rubinson didn’t have Ebola and never had had Ebola,

Full article at link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/2014/11/03/exposed/

Journal - non star member

My journal is automatically updated with my original posts, which is good.

But can I put something in my journal that is not in my original posts?

If I see a thread or article that I would like for future reference is it somehow possible to put it in my journal? Or would have to be an OP?


Democratic ad brands GOP tea partiers 'radical terrorists'

snipped for relevance

The Univision ad begins by showing the United States and Mexican flags waving next to each other, with a narrator saying, “These two flags represent friendship, liberty, opportunity and justice.”

That image is quickly replaced by the tea party's “Don't Tread on Me” banner.

This flag, the narrator warns us, is “muy peligrosa” (very dangerous).

“It's the flag of the tea party Republicans. They are radical terrorists and they want to take matters into their own hands, affecting our children and families with violence and firearms on the border and in our cities.”

That accusation is accompanied by photos of Texas militia members in camouflage uniforms and a worried woman holding tight to her child.

More at: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/news_columnists/gilbert_garcia/article/Democratic-ad-brands-tea-party-Republicans-5864039.php
Covered by the KSAT news with interview of Manuel Medina:



YouTube of ad with translation

"These two flags represent friendship, liberty, opportunity and justice. This flag is very dangerous. It is the flag of the Republicans of the Tea Party. They are radical terrorists who want to take matters into their own hands, affecting our children and families with violence and firearms on the border and in our cities. This Tuesday, November 4th, is the day of the election and it’s the only time we can make our voice count. For our common good, Vote Democrat!"

Trick or Treat - Nature Conservancy Closes on Bracken Bat Cave!

Friends of the Bracken Bat Cave can breathe a little easier today, now that a threatened encroachment by a high-density housing development is officially over.

That's because the real estate deal closed Friday, transferring the land from Galo Properties to the Nature Conservancy.

Defendants of the Bracken Cave have been working on this deal for more than a year. The effort was spearheaded by San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, who took up the challenge to visit the cave right after he was elected in 2013.


Oct. 16, Nirenberg announced that the City of San Antonio, along with Bexar and Comal Counties, the U.S. Army, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, and numerous private donors had agreed to back the Nature Conservancy’s purchase of the property so that the housing development could be stopped.

More at link:http://tpr.org/post/nature-conservancy-closes-property-near-bracken-bat-cave
The deal was signed on Friday afternoon. Pics from Texas Tribune and San Antonio Express News
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