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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: 17,235 (73% Liked) Likes: 34,603

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    MunoRN, elkpark, BCgradnurse, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from SC_RNDude
    Where are all the women who were grabbed by Trump? Have we heard from even one? He said it was locker room talk, and he apologized.

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    BCgradnurse, Lil Nel, and Ted like this.

    When I was 15 I got jobs at the unemployment office "Youth Employment" section.
    Most of the time I mowed lawns, cleaned houses, or ironed for people in the suburb where we lived. (I didn't feel comfortable baby sitting)
    Once I was offered $10.00 to clean a kitchen in Beverly Hills, twice the minimum wage for four hours work. I told them I didn't have a rise and was told the employer would send a car. His chauffeur picked me up.
    There were no clean dishes. The man told me his wife had been out of town and the maid only came once week. I washed all the dishes and cleaned the kitchen. Even inside the refrigerator, the oven, floors and windows. Just as the four hours were over he called me to, "Come in here." He was lying naked supine on his back. He said, I would like a back rub.
    I ran out of the house. The chauffeur took me home. The next day I went to the employment office and told them what happened. They told me they would make sure I got paid. Two days later they called me to pick up the check for $5.00, what I usually worked for.

    Years later I was laid off my job at Robinson's department store because my pregnancy was showing. (That was legal in 1967)
    I was hired the next day at a non chain hot dog place. Many of the customers at my window were elderly and ordered "Seltzer" for three cents a cup. I used a microwave for the first time to melt cheese on the hot dogs and chili dogs. The owner didn't let me go to the bathroom the entire eight hours. He said I could go when no one was at the window.
    Worst of all the owner spent most of the day chasing the other young woman around a table in the back while I waited on all the customers. He groped her and tried to kiss her as she giggled and begged him to stop.
    After eight hours I told him I quit. He paid me cash. When I reported it to the state employment office to man laughed saying, "He does that to all the girls we send."

    In the 1990s we had a physician who would snap young women's bra or "accidentally" brush his arm against a unit clerk as he leaned over her to read his orders aloud to him. Whether I was charge nurse that night or not I told him, "The is inappropriate." After a few times he stopped doing it when I was working. (This was during the Anita Hill testimony.)

    I imagine most women who work have been subjected to such ridiculous behavior.

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    brownbook, elkpark, BCgradnurse, and 1 other like this.

    The priest who started and runs Home Boy Industries says he learned a lesson about prayer as a third grader, "I prayed for a good grade on a test and failed. The next time a prayed AND STUDIED. I got an "A"."

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    toomuchbaloney likes this.

    Perhaps it was regarding this:

    High Court Could Aid FCC Title II Rollback
    ... WASHINGTON - Critics of Republican Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai have been pressing him to commit fully and unequivocally to not regulating issues based on the content of speech. However, a supporter of his network neutrality stance is using that same argument to justify Pai's planned rollback of Title II-based rules.
    Specifically at issue is the Open Internet order's allowance for one type of discrimination - family friendly filtering - and not others.
    A Supreme Court ruling made since the order was adopted would appear to make that allowance an unconstitutional content-based restriction - difficult to justify in court.
    After President Donald Trump tweeted his suggestion that news outlets running stories he didn't like should perhaps have their licenses challenged and revoked, Congressional Democrats and media activist groups, joined by journalists and many others, were up in arms.
    The idea that the content of speech should determine its regulatory protection, or the lack of it, ruffled many a feather....

    ... Skorup says he thinks the FCC's 2015 Open Internet order, which treated ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act , has a rocky First Amendment road. "The Supreme Court clarified its standard for what is content-based," he said, "and I think the rules and the order discriminate against different types of content."...
    High Court Could Aid FCC Title II Rollback | Multichannel

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    "The elite ranks of our billionaire class continue to pull apart from the rest of us," a new Institute for Policy study analysis finds
    ... The three wealthiest people in the United States - Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett -now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population combined, a totalof 160 million people or 63 million households.
    ● America's top 25 billionaires - a group the size of a major league baseball team's active roster -together hold $1 trillion in wealth. These 25 have as much wealth as 56 percent of the population,a total 178 million people or 70 million households.
    ● The billionaires who make up the full Forbes 400 list now own more wealth than the bottom 64percent of the U.S. population, an estimated 80 million households or 204 million people - morepeople than the populations of Canada and Mexico combined.1
    ● The median American family has a net worth of $80,000, excluding the family car. The Forbes 400own more wealth than 33 million of these typical American families...

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    With a land line an answering machine let's you listen if someone is leaving a message. I never answer unless it is family.
    Once a day I listen to messages and respond only to those I want to talk to.
    I once bought vitamins on line. A man from that company leaves a message every week giving his number so he can get credit for what I buy. I never answer. Those calls are who I won't reorder from them.

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    His conviction for assault on his wife and child were in New Mexico. I heard on the radio that he fractured his baby's skull. He should not have been able to pass a background check and purchase a firearm.

    ...Devin P. Kelley, who served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico starting in 2010, was court-martialed in 2012 for two counts alleging assault on his spouse and assault on their child, Ann Stefanek, the chief of Media Operations for the Air Force, said in a statement.

    Kelley was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in custody and given a bad conduct discharge, Stefanek said. He was discharged in 2014.

    The 1968 Gun Control Act made it unlawful for a licensed firearms dealer to sell a weapon to a person with a dishonorable discharge or for such a person "to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce."

    Officials have said they found multiple weapons in Kelley's vehicle when he died. They have not said how he obtained them...
    Man identified as Texas shooter was court-martialed for assault on his spouse and child - LA Times

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    brownbook, BCgradnurse, Lil Nel, and 2 others like this.

    The Virginia Tech shooter was deemed by a judhe as a danger to himself and others, yer bought hi weapons. He didn't pass the background check in Virginia so went across the state line and passed their background check.

    Yesterday's killer committed his crime in New Mexico and was able to buy his weapons in Texas.

    Neither of them should have been sold a firearm under current law!

    The person or persons who vandalized the Northern California Jewish Temple must lose their right to bear arms too! (In my opinion)

    Anti-Semitic posters in California portray Jews as rapists
    Northern California synagogue vandalized with posters portraying Jews as rapists, using anti-Semitic slurs, and praising Hitler's 'warning'.
    ... Members of congregation Or Rishon on Saturday morning discovered about 10 to 15 of the hate posters stuck to the building, The Sacramento Bee reported.
    They were placed on the building overnight between Friday and Saturday.
    The posters included one seemingly justifying the June 2015 mass-shooting committed by white supremacist Dylann Roof at a predominantly black church in South Carolina, killing nine. Other posters featured anti-Semitic caricatures....
    Anti-Semitic posters in California portray Jews as rapists - Israel National News

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    Quote from Knotanoonurse
    I don't agree with her! There are crazy pts and caregivers out there. In the case of the person refusing a C Section, we must go with her wishes because it is her body BUT it also can lead to a neonatal patient who is severely compromised! Religion causes a lot of problems. I do think the nurse in the Duke case is crazy, but she is not alone!

    How about a Jehovah's Witness who won't give blood to a patient? I worked with one almost 30 years ago on a tele floor.
    I worked with a nurse who wouldn't give blood. She was a wonderful colleague otherwise. Sometimes the assignment was changed. Other times another nurse started and observed the transfusion.
    She would always answer lights, help lift and turn patients, and do whatever she could to help her co-workers.

    In another facility I worked with a Jehovah's Witness nurse who would never accept blood or blood products, but did administer them to her patients.

    Once I cared for a patient with pulmonary edema due to CHF and a GI bleed. She would not accept any blood products. Her BP was very low, but giving normal saline caused her lungs to fill up. We called in her son at 3:00 am. He prayed with his Mom. She had to be intubated and on a ventilator, but somehow survived.
    She was very thankful for the care she received.

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    It is illegal for a hospital to force an employee to participate in abortion.
    My state nurses association recommends writing a letter to management informing them of your conscience restrictions so they can plan to staff a willing nurse.

    42 U.S.C.
    United States Code, 2011 Edition
    §300a–7. Sterilization or abortion
    ... (d) Individual rights respecting certain requirements contrary to religious beliefs or moral convictions
    No individual shall be required to perform or assist in the performance of any part of a health service program or research activity funded in whole or in part under a program administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services if his performance or assistance in the performance of such part of such program or activity would be contrary to his religious beliefs or moral convictions...

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    I don't know if the president knew about all the illegal actions by his staff. If not it still is not good that so many in his campaign and administration committed crimes. Is it just a coincidence that so many had ties to Russia?

    Former Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to lying to FBI about Russia contacts
    Papadopoulos said he had been told as early as April 2016 that Russia had 'thousands of emails' related to Hillary Clinton.

    The court records offer the clearest evidence yet that a Trump-connected individual knew Russia had obtained thousands of emails related to Clinton, months before the leaks began of exchanges hacked from Democrats' email accounts.

    Papadopoulos' agreement was also the first guilty plea to be made public in Mueller's long-running probe of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

    The documents became public on the same day an indictment was unsealed against Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and adviser Rick Gates for money laundering and other charges. But unlike the 12 counts against that duo, the single felony count against Papadopoulos directly relates to 2016 presidential campaign activity.
    Former Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to lying to FBI about Russia contacts - POLITICO

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    Crush likes this.

    I learned not to say. "I'm not comfortable floating to that unit."
    the supervisor then asked if my shoes were too tight.
    When I said, "I'm not competent to be assigned mental health patients, but will go help a competent RN with any tasks needed."
    So I floated. The charge nurse seemed fine with me taking vitals, helping patients bath, and doing many other tasks.

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    Quote from NoahButler45
    The whole fake news thing has got so out of hand that you really don't know what to believe any more. Even some mainstream news sites are having issues with fact checking. others, are just blatantly being trying to gets clicks with sensational titles. I'm interested to see how Facebook's new fake news measures will actually work.
    Welcome to the ALLNURSES.COM Break Room!

    I'm nosey and want to ask a couple questions. Feel free not to respond if you don't want to.
    1. Are you a nurse?
    Are the young man running for Justice of the Peace in Smith County Texas" If not do you know him?

    I invite you to post a little about yourselv in one of the daily threads. We discuss many topics in our daily lives as well and some nursing.

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    not.done.yet, dream'n, Crush, and 1 other like this.

    From my state's hospital regulations. Hospitals have been cited for floating licensed nurses who were floated without having demonstrated competency and oriented to the unit.

    ... No hospital shall assign a licensed nurse to a nursing unit or clinical area unless that hospital determines that the licensed nurse has demonstrated current competence in providing care in that area, and has also received orientation to that hospital's clinical area sufficient to provide competent care to patients in that area.
    The policies and procedures of the hospital shall contain the hospital's criteria for making this determination...
    View Document - California Code of Regulations

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    toomuchbaloney likes this.

    Sheriff Refutes Breitbart Report Linking Wine Country Fires To Illegal Immigrant
    A right-wing news agency article claiming that an illegal immigrant was arrested in connection with the deadly wine country fires is being called "false and misleading."

    At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano directly addressed the false claim.

    Sheriff Giordano said. "Cal Fire is doing an investigation to see how these fires started. We don't even know if it's arson."...
    Sheriff Refutes Breitbart Report Linking Wine Country Fires To Illegal Immigrant << CBS13 | CBS Sacramento