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Joined Mar 14, '04 - from 'California, USA'. herring_RN is a retired registered nurse. She has '>40 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical'. Posts: 15,938 (72% Liked) Likes: 30,266

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    BCgradnurse, StNeotser, PMFB-RN, and 2 others like this.

    At our 50th high school reunion a few years ago we found out the still most of us who died were killed in the Viet Nam war.
    Some of those friends and my cousin joined. Most were drafted. they were drafted against their will to fight yet could not vote because they were 18, 19, or 20.

    I'm not for drafting anyone.

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    Good morning Ted, Tweety, BCgradnurse, Joe, Steph, StNeoster, and Rose Queen!

    Today I plan to swim and shower at the gym and then shop for groceries.

    My sister, two of her friends, DH and i were camping Wednesday and thursday. We came home last evening.
    We had a good time. She is rehersing her church choirs today.

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    heron likes this.

    Quote from nursej22
    False equivalency. Disease that causes birth defects =/= need for immigration reform.

    Also, deflection.
    Quote from PinayUSA
    Not really. When someone comes to USA other than a tourist visa they must go thru Medical Exam, and health screening and have numerous test ran on them. Most take two days complete this process. In order to keep people from entering USA with diseases like TB, etc. And also so they will not come to USA and become a charge of the state they are living due to not having been screened for being sick.
    CDC: Medical Examination of Immigrants and Refugees
    CDC - Medical Examination - Immigrant and Refugee Health
    Most scientists think it likely that a Florida resident traveled to a country where Zika was spreading, become infected with the virus and then return to Florida, was bitten by a mosquito while the Zika virus was in his or her blood. This made that mosquito capable of transmitting Zika to another person.

    Because we are not testing returning residents and tourists how does this keep people from entering USA with diseases like TB and Zika?

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    Quote from MassED:
    Do you work for this "journal?" Are you a muslim scholar? Can you honestly look at this journal, her association, her mother, the connection, and put your head in the sand? Can our country afford to put our head in the sand? It is stupid. This is OUR country, these are legitimate questions that require due diligence in our investigation. These facts are no coincidence.

    I don't propose to be an expert, but let's look at the facts, to educate you and others who are defending (seemingly) an ideology that wants to eradicate our way of life, our culture, our beliefs. OPEN YOUR MIND AND REALLY LOOK AT WHAT IS OUT THERE. If you don't believe what you read, go to another source and check that source. If it seems unlikely and unsavory, don't DISCOUNT it because it doesn't jive with your sensibilities. That is just narrow-minded.

    Sperry: Huma Abedin Worked at Radical Muslim Journal for Decade - Breitbart
    Quote from AndyB
    You are going to confuse Hillary supporters with the facts!
    For facts about the journal you can read the article and find the other articles and read them yourself.
    You can look up any article you are interested in here:

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    Quote from Tweety
    It would be interesting to see how many people would be affected by a voter ID law vs. how much fraud will be prevented. Are there really that many people without a valid picture ID these days? Like I said, I've always had to present an ID to vote and it's never bothered me. Perhaps I'd respect this law better if they also included a program to get people IDs. Of course, there's always black market IDs that underage drinkers know to get.
    I don't know how many of the >21 million people without valid ID live in states with strict laws. As stated already my husband was able to get a driver's license and register to vote with family Bible entry and school records.
    ... Having a driver's license or photo identification card is commonplace for most Americans, but about 11 percent of adult citizens — more than 21 million people — lack a valid, government-issued photo ID, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law...
    Voter Photo ID Laws Hit Older Americans Hard - Voting Rights - AARP

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    We returned from camping about an hour ago. I just finished reading the recent three daily threads.
    I want a shower. The state park only had cold showers.
    We had a good time. Long walks on the beach. Not a good place to swim because of the rocks. Beautiful and not crowded. Last night we cooked over a fire and drank red wine. Oh the plans we made!
    We would all go together in one van to see next years eclipse and put up a tent! Oh yes! Ha Ha! we planned on taking much more than any one vehicle could hold.

    BCgradnurse. My son's in laws go to a wonderful synagogue in Hollywood. It began in the 1920s as a friendly place for people married to non Jews. Now they are oriented toward gay and lesbians. Her grandmother chose that congregation when they moved to California in 1970. I don't think anyone in the family is gay. Her grandmother was one of the White people who worked for civil rights in the 50s and 60s. She sat at a Woolworth's lunch counter for several weekends.
    I know a wonderful NP who is active in that congregation with her partner.
    Congregation Kol Ami

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    StNeotser and Elvish like this.

    This is only seven minutes

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    toomuchbaloney and StNeotser like this.

    NPR is joining a growing list of media organizations that have said “finito” to comments including, ‘This American Life,’ Reuters, Recode, Mic, the Chicago Sun-Times, Popular Science, CNN, The Toronto Star and The Week.

    When comments sections were initiated on news sites, they were hailed as a means to democratize the media, allowing a two-way conversation between readers and the journalists who serve them...
    Goodbye to the Loudest Drunk in NPR’s Online Bar -

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    toomuchbaloney and heron like this.

    Quote from AndyB
    I just love the desperation!...

    874 F.2d 912
    57 USLW 2724, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 7217,
    10 Employee Benefits Ca 2673
    Harry J. DIDUCK, individually and as a participant in the
    Local 94 Insurance Trust Fund and the Local 95 Pension Fund,
    and on behalf of all other persons who are, will be, or have
    at any time since January 1980 been participants in the
    Funds, similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants,
    KASZYCKI & SONS CONTRACTORS, INC.; William Kaszycki; John
    Senyshyn; Trump-Equitable Fifth Avenue Company; Donald J.
    Trump; Donald J. Trump d/b/a the Trump Organization; the
    Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States; and
    the Trustees of the House Wreckers Union Local 95 Insurance
    Trust Fund and of the House Wreckers Union Local 95 Pension
    Fund, Defendants-Appellees.
    No. 729, Docket 88-7882.
    United States Court of Appeals,
    Second Circuit.
    Argued Jan. 30, 1989.
    Decided May 10, 1989.

    In 1979, the Trump Organization, Inc. (the "Trump Organization") and the Equitable Life Assurance Company ("Equitable") created a joint venture--called the Trump-Equitable Fifth Avenue Company ("Trump-Equitable")--(collectively, with Donald J. Trump ("Trump"), the "Trump defendants") to demolish the old Bonwit Teller building on Fifth Avenue and construct the building now known as Trump Tower (the "Trump Tower Project"). To perform the demolition, Trump-Equitable hired William Kaszycki ("Kaszycki") and his company, Kaszycki and Sons Contractors, Inc. (the "Kaszycki Corporation"), (collectively, the "Kaszycki defendants") pursuant to a written agreement signed January 30, 1980 (the "demolition agreement"). The demolition agreement obligated Trump-Equitable to pay the Kaszycki Corporation $775,000 and made the Kaszycki Corporation responsible for providing labor, equipment, and supplies.

    Do you personally check the employees of firms you hire for illegals?

    To obtain workers for the Trump Tower Project, Kaszycki entered into a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of the Kaszycki Corporation with Housing Wreckers' Union Local 95 ("the Union") for the period from January 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981. Kaszycki's signature on the collective bargaining agreement is undated. None of the Trump defendants signed this agreement.

    The Kaszycki Corporation began the Trump Tower Project in January 1980 and continued the work until August 1980. During this period, the Kaszycki Corporation employed both Union and non-union workers. The non-union workers consisted primarily of some 200 Polish aliens--sometimes referred to as the "Polish Brigade"--whom the company paid less than Union workers. The Polish workers performed much of the demolition work.

    The collective bargaining agreement obligated the Kaszycki Corporation to contribute eight percent of total wages to the Union's Insurance Trust Funds and ten percent to its Pension Funds (the "Funds") on behalf of both Union and non-union workers. To calculate the contributions to the Funds, the collective bargaining agreement provided for the Union's shop steward and the Kaszycki Corporation to file weekly reports listing the workers on the job, the number of hours they worked, and their wages. Despite this requirement, the shop steward and employer reports for the Trump Tower Project listed the Union workers, but not the Polish workers.

    During the Trump Tower Project, the Kaszycki Corporation became financially insolvent and failed to pay the workers' wages and to contribute to the Funds. In early June 1980, the Union notified Trump-Equitable of the Kaszycki Corporation's failure to pay wages and Fund contributions.

    In response, Thomas Macari ("Macari"), a vice president with the Trump Organization, sent the Kaszycki Corporation a letter on June 6, 1980 notifying it of the Union's concerns and stating:

    "I urge you to take immediate action to correct this problem. Any delay in this job could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in the cost of this building for which we will hold you responsible."

    Despite Macari's letter, the Kaszycki Corporation's failure to contribute to the Funds persisted.

    When the Funds' Trustees (the "Trustees") realized that the Kaszycki Corporation was failing to pay its contributions to the Funds, they voted in their June 16, 1980 meeting to impose work stoppages. To prevent work stoppages and the delays they would have caused, Trump-Equitable made a number of payments to the Funds during June and July. Along with the checks, Trump-Equitable sent the Funds receipts stating that it was making the payments "On behalf of Kaszycki & Sons Contractors, Inc." The Funds treated the checks as payments from the Kaszycki Corporation--not from Trump-Equitable--in its records. Macari informed the Kaszycki Corporation about these payments and advised the company that Trump-Equitable would hold it responsible for them.

    Because the employer and shop steward reports omitted the Polish workers' wages, the Trustees threatened work stoppages to obtain--and Trump-Equitable paid--Fund contributions only on behalf of the Union members.

    By the time the Trump Tower Project was complete, Trump-Equitable had paid $425,740 in expenses that the Kaszycki Corporation should have paid, in addition to the $742,000 it paid directly to the Kaszycki Corporation under the demolition agreement. Trump-Equitable never sued the Kaszycki Corporation to recover the money it had contributed to the Funds. At his deposition, Trump stated that such a lawsuit "would not have been fruitful."

    It is not Trump's responsibilty to go to demolition sites to make sure his subcontractor complies with immigration law or Osha requirements. Trump paid out expenses he did not have to and court records show that the Union Stewart listed the Union workers, but not the Polish workers.

    The case was finally settled in 1999 and then sealed. Trump was never found to have conspired to cheat both the Polish workers. This was a CIVIL suit.

    874 F2d 912 Diduck v. Kaszycki & Sons Contractors Inc | OpenJurist

    974 F2d 27 Diduck v. Kaszycki & Sons Contractors Inc | OpenJurist
    As for the workers, hired by the subcontractor, only making 5 an hour: Minimum wage for Jan 1, 1980 Dec 31, 1980 was $3.10. If they did not like the job they should have left.

    Minimum Wage - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - U.S. Department of Labor

    Once again Hillary voters don't have facts. They only are armed with propaganda written by Hillary shills and they are gulible enough to believe the lies.
    Simple Definition of desperation
    1. a strong feeling of sadness, fear, and loss of hope
    2. a state of hopelessness leading to rashness

    Desperation | Definition of Desperation by Merriam-Webster

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    Two new articles today:

    Hillary Clinton's 15,000 New Emails to be released
    Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.
    A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player with a criminal past.

    The crown prince of Bahrain, whose government gave more than $50,000 to the Clintons’ charity and who participated in its glitzy annual conference, wanted a last-minute meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    U2 rocker and philanthropist Bono, also a regular at foundation events, wanted high-level help broadcasting a live link to the International Space Station during concerts.
    The emails show that, in these and similar cases, the donors did not always get what they wanted...
    Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept. - The Washington Post

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    toomuchbaloney and nursej22 like this.

    Quote from RobtheORNurse
    You seem to misunderstand speech. If someone breaks the law, and enters this country, or any other country, it is a criminal offense, thereby making the offender a criminal. The term is correct. an illegal immigrant, you call undocumented, but they are here illegally, is indeed a criminal under the U.S. Code. As for muslim immigration, he never said they could not come here, he said they must first be vetted before allowing them in. Much of Europe and the Scandinavian countries have accepted millions of "refugees" and they have in turn, caused massive increases in violent crimes, most against women. Break this down in simple, common terms. Someone barges into your house at dinner time, you do not know them and they start tearing up your belongings. Do you offer them a meal and a bedroom? No, you call the police because they are a criminal. There is NO Difference. Donald Trump simply said, Do a background check, just like you would do if you were hiring a babysitter. You are listening to the CNN's and MSNBC's of the media. Listen to the actual uncut speeches of Trump, not liberal media talking points edited to change content.
    The way this forum works is that every new post goes to the end of the thread. It is extremely helpful to use the quote button so that we know to which post you are replying. Replying does not mean that your post will immediately follow the one you are replying to.

    Because other people posted in the thread before your reply there is no easy way to know for sure to which post you are responding.

    PS: I used the "Quote button" so members know the post I'm responding to.