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Joined Mar 14, '04. herring_RN is a retired registered nurse. She has '>40 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical'. Posts: 17,424 (73% Liked) Likes: 35,354

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller's office charged Alex van der Zwaan, a wealthy and connected Russian lawyer, with making false statements to the FBI.
    * Van der Zwaan is accused of misleading investigators about his work for a law firm that was employed by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to put together a report about the trial of Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko.
    * The firm was hired by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian strongman with ties to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Tymoshenko's political opponent.
    * Prosecutors say van der Zwaan made false statements about an interaction with Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide.
    Mueller charges Alex van Der Zwaan with making false statements to FBI - BI

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    Quote from nursej22
    I saw this clip yesterday, of DJT recognizing African American history month:

    Trump marks African-American history month

    He specifically points out African Americans who served in the military, which is not unexpected. And I only heard him speak of 3 of the people on ItsyBitsy's list, Rosa Parks, the Surgeon General and Secretary Carson. And whom ever wrote his little speech, pointed out that Fredrick Douglass was born 200 years ago, lol.

    I guess my original point was that DJT only seems to publicly recognize those who have praised him, or has been written into one of his speeches.

    So, if I upset anyone by implying that they have not had to overcome inequality, then I apologize.
    I didn't notice any such thing.
    Today at the store a rude person tried to cut in front of the line saying, "I'm in a hurry and only have a few items." People in line told him to go to the other line or the end of our line.
    Perhaps he could have asked nicely and been allowed ahead of us.
    But the people who made him wait stood up for equality. The everyday acts that most don't know about are important. Probably not the kind of heroic act a president would honor publicly.

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    Quote from itsybitsy
    So you agree with the notion that just because you haven't heard or seen someone fight inequality, that doesn't mean they haven't?

    Apparently not everyone understands that, and only expects the few who make the news, to be recognized.
    No matter what the issue there will be people who agree with you and others who do not.
    Everyone is different. We have different understandings and different expectations.
    Some are more realistic than others.
    Infinite diversity. [IMG]http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk119/silverthread7/IDIC.jpg[/IMG]

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    Since July 2016, the FBI has been investigating the Russian government's attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Donald Trump's campaign associates were involved in those efforts.

    "Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election" between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the U.S. intelligence community.
    Russian intelligence services gained access to the computer network of Democratic Party officials and released the hacked material to WikiLeaks and others "to help President-elect Trump's election chances," the IC said in a report released earlier this year.

    At this point, no evidence of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign has been made public. It may or may not exist. However, there is an ongoing investigation...
    Timeline of Russia Investigation - FactCheck.org

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    Quote from itsybitsy
    I'm asking you to state what inequality there is.

    How do you know these people are not standing up for inequality, but it's not reported on? How do you know they don't attend committees on inequality? Do they HAVE to protest to show they are fighting? Do they HAVE to make the news to show they are fighting? Just because they aren't fighting inequalities in they way you perceive they should, doesn't mean they aren't doing so.
    Quote from herring_RN
    I have observed many many instances when a nurse stated to an executive, visitor or physician who is harassing an employee, "That is inappropriate."
    Sometimes the person appropriately apologized and/or stopped the behavior.
    Rarely the person denies doing what others observed such as snapping the bra strap of a nursing assistant, talking about details of a sexual act, or "accidentally" touching a breast or buttocks outside clothing or calling a worker names such as "stupid" or "Fat and ugly".
    Quote from itsybitsy
    Uh, what? What are you talking about?
    I apologize for not being clear and specific. I will narrow my examples. I think when people speak up rather than be quiet when a person behaves in an inappropriate way they ARE doing something without having a protest.

    Our critical care unit had had a social justice issue on the night shift with a small number of physicians inappropriately bullying nurses. A different smaller number of male physicians sexually harassed female staff.

    Most of us carried small pocket size tablets for writing report, and jotting down information to chart later.
    We began calling a "Code Pink" when someone was being inappropriate.
    So if a physician yelled and called a new or agency nurse names because he only wanted a nurse he knew caring for his patient any nurse, assistant, or unit secretary who was available would come and "Record the Code. The date, time, location, and exactly what was said was written down.

    Once a nurse was transporting one patient for a test off the unit. A registry nurse unfamiliar to the surgeon took over the other patient and was measuring the hourly output from the catheter. That doctor yelled, "Who are you? I don't want you in here with MY patient.
    Three staff members quietly stood and began recording.
    The charge nurse said, "Yelling in front of the patient is inappropriate. I assigned that registry nurse to care for the patient because the assigned nurse needed to accompany her other patient for an emergency CT scan. She is a certified CCRN and quite competent to help the patient and ensure the urine output is measured every hour as you ordered."

    An other time that same surgeon came to the room of a five day post-op patient who was still in ICU due to complications. It was about 8:00 pm.
    The patient was in a cardiac chair. That physician examined the patient and asked several questions.
    Because this surgeon always ordered chest x-rays every morning for three days and the order was no longer current I asked, "Doctor, Do you want a chest X-ray in the morning?"
    he turned to walk away. I walked around in front of him, looked him in the eye, and asked again. He walked around me.
    I walked up to him in the nurse's station, looked him in the eye, and said, "I cannot order an X-ray without an order. Please tell me if you want your patient to have a chest X-ray in the morning and I will write it as a verbal order."
    He turned around and left the unit. I wrote a short note of the above along with names of witnesses.
    At 6:00 am the following morning that surgeon came to the room and asked for the X-ray. I told him there was not one done because we had no order. He began yelling, cursing, and name calling. Our manager arrive at that time. She and several other staff began recording.
    The patient said, "Doc. She asked you to order it last night."
    He denied that I had asked.
    My notes from the previous night and the recorded verbatim quotes of that morning were transcribed onto an incident report sent to the hospital attorney ans a letter to our medical director.
    On another day he apologized.

    One specialist who sometimes was called in to save a life also harassed female employees.
    One night he snapped the back strap of a nursing assistant's bra. An RN saw that and said, "That was not appropriate."
    He said, "Are you talking to me? I was just joking."
    He was told not to touch people without permission. He was told four people saw what he did and wrote it down.
    Later he stood over the secretary pretending to point at his orders and read them to her as he toughed her breast. She was wiggling in an attempt to get away from him. A male nurse loudly said, "That is inappropriate. You were just asked not to touch people without permission."
    He said. "I was only reading my orders to her.'
    By this time several nurse were nearby.

    It didn't take long for the yelling and harassment stopped on our night shift.
    Nurses throughout the hospital began to speak up and/or call "Code Pink".

    That was soon after the Anita Hill testimony. Decades later new and seasoned staff know about the "Code Pink" and use it on the rare occasions it is needed.

    Workplace bullying and harassment are social justice issues. We dealt with them when they happened without publicity or protest demonstrations.

    I believe that many people speak up or otherwise deal with problems without a protest, lawsuit, or press conference.

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    Quote from itsybitsy
    I'm asking you to state what inequality there is.

    How do you know these people are not standing up for inequality, but it's not reported on? How do you know they don't attend committees on inequality? Do they HAVE to protest to show they are fighting? Do they HAVE to make the news to show they are fighting? Just because they aren't fighting inequalities in they way you perceive they should, doesn't mean they aren't doing so.

    No one has said Kaepernick shouldn't stand up for inequality, if he sees it. People debate his way of doing so, by protesting the National Anthem. If he would have used his platform do say exactly what he is thinking, about the inequalities he sees, it would have been just as effective, without disrespecting his country, flag, and anthem. Out of ALL people fighting social justices, Kaepernick was in the BEST position to truly say something, that would have reached millions, instead he chose to be disrespectful to do it.
    I have observed many many instances when a nurse stated to an executive, visitor or physician who is harassing an employee, "That is inappropriate."
    Sometimes the person appropriately apologized and/or stopped the behavior.
    Rarely the person denies doing what others observed such as snapping the bra strap of a nursing assistant, talking about details of a sexual act, or "accidentally" touching a breast or buttocks outside clothing or calling a worker names such as "stupid" or "Fat and ugly".

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    BCgradnurse and elkpark like this.

    What is the President of the United States doing to protect OUR democratic elections?

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    ONE YEAR AGO:

    ... Russian Comedians Prank Called Rep. Adam Schiff, Promised Him Naked Photos Of Trump

    The call was first reported in The Atlantic's Jan/Feb 2018 issue, where a spokesman for Schiff said: "Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law-enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus."
    "There were pictures of naked Trump," one of the pranksters told Schiff, explaining that they were obtained by Putin's goddaughter.

    Schiff asks: "And the materials you can provide to the committee and to the FBI, would they corroborate this allegation? ... So you have recordings... where they're discussing the compromising material?"

    "Obviously we would welcome the chance to get copies of those recordings," Schiff tells them. "So we will try to work with the FBI to try to figure out how we can take copies of those...
    I'll be in touch with the FBI about this, and we'll make arrangements with your staff.
    I think it would be best to provide these materials to both our committee and the FBI.
    We'll make arrangements between my staff and yours on how to facilitate that."..
    Audio: Russian Comedians Prank Called Rep. Adam Schiff, Promised Him Naked Photos Of Trump | Video | RealClearPolitics

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    Fake News and Bots Target Author of Democratic Memo
    California Democrat Adam Schiff is the latest target of the disinformation campaign.

    Fake News and Bots Target Author of Democratic Memo

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    Lil Nel, BCgradnurse, heron, and 1 other like this.

    Trump's Secret Service Was Violating Freedom of Information Act, Public Citizen Maintained
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump's Secret Service has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Public Citizen about visitor logs of four key agencies in the White House complex.
    The settlement will lead to the logs being posted online for the public to see.
    "The Trump administration aimed to keep secret the names of the people visiting the White House in order to keep the public in the dark about the corporate takeover of our government," said Public Citizen President Robert Weissman.
    "Now we'll at least have a window into the corporate and ideological lobbyists who are driving Trump administration policy."...
    Public Citizen Press Room | Public Citizen

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    toomuchbaloney likes this.

    MORE:

    ... In or around 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators also used, possessed, and transferred, without lawful authority, the social security numbers and dates of birth of real U.S. persons without those persons' knowledge or consent. Using these means of identification, Defendants and their co-conspirators opened accounts at PayPal, a digital payment service provider; created false means of identification, including fake drivers' licenses; and posted on ORGANIZATION-controlled social media accounts using the identities of these U.S. victims. Defendants and their co-conspirators also obtained, and attempted to obtain, false identification documents to use as proof of identity in connection with maintaining accounts and purchasing advertisements on social media sites...

    ... By 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump...
    Russia-Trump inquiry: Full text of Mueller's indictment - BBC News

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    elkpark, toomuchbaloney, Lil Nel, and 2 others like this.

    I think we may have had one or more of these impersonating a nurse here in the ALLNURSES.COM Break room

    Full text of Mueller's indictment:
    Russia-Trump inquiry: Full text of Mueller's indictment - BBC News

    ... .Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas, operated social media pages and groups designed to attract U.S. audiences.
    These groups and pages, which addressed divisive U.S. political and social issues, falsely claimed to be controlled by U.S. activists when, in fact, they were controlled by Defendants. Defendants also used the stolen identities of real U.S> persons to post on ORGANIZATION-controlled social media accounts.
    Over time, these social media accounts became Defendants' means to reach significant numbers of Americans for purposes of interfering with the U.S. political system, including the presidential election of 2016...
    Russia-Trump inquiry: Full text of Mueller's indictment - BBC News

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    Dozens at White House lack permanent security clearances
    ... National security lawyer Mark Zaid, who represents government employees going through the security-clearance process, said it is not necessarily sinister that dozens of White House employees lack clearance. He said the Trump White House, in particular, might be going through the clearance process slowly because those working there have not previously been in government and their extensive foreign and business ties take additional time to explore. Zaid said people often operate with interim clearances for months...

    ... FBI agents communicate their findings to the White House Security Office, which determines whether a person should get a clearance. No one else should be told what the FBI has found - save for the employee in question, who would normally be given a chance to step aside rather than face rejection...
    ... Security-clearance investigations aim to determine whether individuals pose a risk of revealing sensitive government information, based on a variety of factors, including their loyalty to the country, potential foreign influences in their lives or problems of a sexual, criminal, financial or psychological nature...
    ... Law enforcement officials say the biggest red flags in clearance reviews tend to be when investigators catch a person lying - either on disclosure forms or in face-to-face interviews with agents...
    Dozens at White House lack permanent security clearances - The Washington Post


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