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Gender: Female
Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 02:29 AM
Number of posts: 25,136

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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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Ellison News Conference

And I'm wondering if they could not charge him with 1st degree murder and give the jury an option to convict on 2nd degree?

I'm not a lawyer, I don't live in MN but anyone with any kind of expertise in this area if you have an answer, thank you.



to my mind it's a first degree murder and i feel unsatisfied with a 2nd degree charge.

Part of the BLM protest in NYC you won't see on the news

https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1268267087488827398

you know what's giving me hope today? All the white protesters. This may be a watershed.

not that I'm not crying every single day. This video made me cry too.

Seattle mayor acknowledges white disruptors

https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1267244230730113024

I want to acknowledge that much of the violence and destruction, both here in Seattle and across the country, has been instigated and perpetuated by white men.

In all my 64 years,

I had 2 friends since birth. Since the day I was born they were in my life. We all lived on the same street in Torrance CA. One of my 2 lifelong friends died 3 years ago. The other one has just now decided to be active on fb.

We're having a fight.

How dare I criticize Trump, no one else has had to deal with what he has. Hillary is a bitch.

I'm just venting. I have had to work pretty hard even before this to maintain this friendship, but we love each other because we've known each other forever. We know each other's history like few others. We have been through some shit together. However, she's a die hard racist (who won't admit it) and for some reason I cannot fathom is apparently a fan of trump.

No worries though; she has never voted and swears she never will. I usually shut her up with that observation, but I may have to just delete her BS on fb. She lives in a different state and it's not unusual to go months without talking. it's just that when we do talk, it's like no time passed at all, because we have known each other forever. you know?

i don't want advice. i just wanted to share that my heart is breaking slightly right now.

This is driving me crazy.

I posted this on fb but wanted to share here as well. It's so frustrating to me that the local news and apparently even the Health Department are validating Trump's assertion that less tests = less cases!

This is driving me crazy: "Health officials attribute Saturday’s spike in cases to a drastic increase in testing, with an all-time high of 26,378 daily tests completed."

No. The tests didn't make the cases, the VIRUS did. What these numbers mean to me is that the numbers we have been provided to date are under-reported. Less testing means less REPORTED cases, but has no effect on the number of cases, except that both the number of reported cases and actual cases could have been mitigated by knowing who had the virus, along with contact tracing, quarantining, and retesting until negative.

When you say the spike in cases is due to an increase in testing, you sound like Trump. The virus is where it is. The infection rate is what it is. We still don't know the whole story and likely will not for decades.

Just tell the truth. Do not channel the worst president in history and leave people believing that less tests means less cases. That kind of thinking will kill people.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/…/coron…/article242960471.html…

Just learned that David Greenfield of the Stranglers died from SARS-CoV-2

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/obituaries/dave-greenfield-dead-coronavirus.html
He was 71 and was in the hospital for heart problems then the virus got him.

I love this song.



to laugh.

updating.
https://twitter.com/MommaUnfiltered/status/1252338851315683329

AzRNResister died.

Updated because too many people believe this woman is not real. I do. I know many DUer's will not go near twitter with a 10-foot pole, but it is where my #Resistance family is.
Also edited because I had confused her with another nurse who tweeted about her young children. AzRVResister had recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary.

https://twitter.com/Serabbi/status/1246413239673643009/photo/2




Her twitter is gone. she tweeted to the end.

https://twitter.com/Leslieoo7/status/1246175265950257153

i love this.

i want to share on fb but because of certain family members probably won't. not because I don't let them know how i feel about trump and republicans, but because of the fuck.

https://twitter.com/StevenGordon_Ca/status/1246282330949292037

the best of us and the worst of us.

Extreme times bring out both. I just happened to run across these on twitter within a single minute.

https://twitter.com/MorelockPhylis/status/1244301847705333761

My son overheard an elderly man, not looking the healthiest also wearing a mask, ask a man to kindly cover his cough. The man stepped closer, coughed again as he yelled " MAGA"...


https://twitter.com/mattprescott/status/1244062033504546822

Yesterday, my neighbour left me some homeade soup to pick up from outside; while I am recovering from a mild case of COVID. When I got there, I found not only a big container of piping hot soup, but two huge bags of shopping. I almost burst into tears. She barely knows me.
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