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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 59,688

About Me

Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.

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I have a close family member working in a very large W. Coast hospital.

He has daily access to management meetings.

As of today, patient care staff have been told:

"The current COVID 19 outbreak has placed a significant strain on the availability of PPE products globally. As a result, demand has increased significantly and
suppliers have placed restrictions on ordering these products, thereby limiting the quantity that healthcare providers are able to purchase.

In order to preserve the supply available, conservation measures have been implemented."


One of the conservation measures is to limit each patient room to just 2 staff wearing the masks.
It's also been pointed out that most beard/mustache wearers cannot get a tight enough fit to the masks.

I imagine things are same for other hospitals.

One of the best descriptions of where we are as a country...

Tara Westover, author of the best-selling 2018 memoir, Educated, recently spoke with Jeffrey Goldberg
for this piece in the Atlantic, about cultural separation and mutual misunderstanding in America.
In this interview she coins a few interesting phrases.

Democrats and Republicans increasingly live and work in different places. We have different experiences.
As a general rule, I think we focus far too much on Donald Trump. We act like he’s the problem, but he’s not. He’s just a symptom—a sign of poor political hygiene.

Our political system requires us to have a basic level of respect for each other, of empathy for each other. That loss of empathy is what I call a breaking of charity.
It’s a term that’s associated with the Salem witch trials, and it refers to the moment when two members of a tribe disfellowship each other, and become two tribes. That, I think, is the biggest threat to our country, more than any single issue or politician. It’s the fact that the left and the right, the elite and the non-elite, the urban and the rural—however you want to slice it up—they no longer see themselves reflected in the other person. They no longer interpret each other as having charitable intent.

Democrats and Republicans now have a different experience of life in this country. Broadly speaking, the modern economy works well for cities and badly for the countryside. In recent years, growth has been hyper-concentrated in our cities, which are hubs of technology and finance. Meanwhile, the hinterlands, which rely on agriculture and manufacturing—what you might call the “old economy”—have sunk into a deep decline. There are places in the United States where the recession never ended. For them, it has been 2009 for 10 years. That does something to people, psychologically.

Fascinating food for thought, esp. if you know Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance or the older Rainbow Pie by the late (and very much missed) Joe Bageant.


If you have ever had a smallest doubt of his true insanity, listen to this:

At his rally in Colorado Springs.....
( He's pissed 'cause Greta/Time magazine) and he says..."when the world revolves around us, shouldn't we win it? Every year!"
check out the close caption..he really says this.
This is certifiable. This is the Napoleon posing with hand in jacket crazy.


Just signed in for today, and some of the fonts are neon green (solved, it waa me)

Is it just me or did I miss an announcement of a change???

Have you heard about Operation Chaos 2020! ?

It's a detailed plan to have Republicans "Disrupt the SC Presidential Primaries" by voting Democratic in the primary.

"Prevent the strongest Democrat candidate from winning the South Carolina presidential primary."

The original “Operation Chaos” was started in February 2008 by Rush Limbaugh.

Details: https://operationchaos2020.com/

This will be repeated in other primaries...

Thank you all so much for the hearts!

I appreciate the very warm gesture in an otherwise chilly week...

Thought for the day:

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