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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: 16,608 (72% Liked) Likes: 32,204

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    Here’s a look at the most memorable moments from the Oscars on Sunday, starting, of course, with the mistake people will be talking about for years to come.
    Oscar winners 217: this year's full list | Film | The Guardian

    The only nominated movie I've seen so far is "Hidden Figures. I loved it.
    I already plan to enjoy La La Land. Now I plan to see "Moonlight" and watch "Manchester By The Sea" on my computer.

    Have you seen one or more of the Oscar nominated films?
    What do you think of the mistake?

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    Ted likes this.

    When my kids were in high school our family ran a bean bag game at the Renaissance Fair sic weekends and Memorial day every year.
    It was fun, but tiring.
    We built the booth, made the bean bag board and bean bags, and bought "silver" and "gold" goblets as prizes at thrift shops. (Some really were silver)
    Thirty years later I get a rush of adrenaline if I see nice goblets at a thrift shop.
    Here was my daughter working the booth:

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    margin261 and chare like this.

    Quote from chare
    Yes, I did read it.

    I also read the link provided by AZ hiker, in which Remington discussed the voluntary recall, in 2014.

    The point is, that 60 Minutes ignoredrive information from Remington, as well as other sources, and spun the story the way they did.
    Clearly I didn't read the link from azhiker carefully.
    Glad I didn't have a point when I posted about the recall of a different model rifle.

    Thank you!
    I apologize for the remark about the phone. I've notices many responses by others, NOT YOU, who rebut a link they clearly didn't read. There is no excuse for my rudeness.
    This time it was me who made a similar mistake by not paying enough attention.

    The only point I made was that no one should ever point a firearm at anyone they don't intend to shoot.

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    Lil Nel and toomuchbaloney like this.

    Quote from chare
    And your point is?
    I'm not making a point. There were opinions from blogs, TV, and an opinion from Remington. Rather than an opinion I went to the Remington site and saw that they did the recall.
    Why they did so I'm not certain.
    Just posting from the Remington site their voluntary recall. Did you read it?
    Maybe it isn't so easy on a phone so I'll quote part of it:
    If you own a Remington Model 700™ or Model Seven™ rifle with an X-Mark Pro® trigger, please enter your serial number below to determine if your rifle needs to be inspected as part of the recall:
    STOP USING YOUR RIFLE. Any unintended discharge has the potential for causing injury or death. Immediately stop using your rifle until Remington can inspect it to determine if the XMP trigger has excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge and, if so, replace the trigger mechanism. If you own a rifle subject to this recall, Remington will provide shipping, inspection, replacement of the trigger mechanism if necessary, and return at no cost to you.
    DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair your rifle yourself.
    Contact Remington
    For the safety of you and those around you, Remington strongly encourages you to STOP USING YOUR RIFLE immediately and contact Remington for inspection and repair.
    To participate in this recall, visit the Remington Recall Center at
    Or call Remington on its toll-free XMP-Recall Hotline at 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
    You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and the serial number of your rifle.
    Remington Recall

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    Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say
    HR McMaster felt phrase castigates ‘an entire religion’ and indicated ‘he’s not on board’ – a contrast with the president and many key staff members
    HR McMaster, a respected army lieutenant general, struck notes more consistent with traditional counterterrorism analysts and espoused consensus foreign-policy views during a meeting he held with his new National Security Council staff on Thursday...
    ... A participant, paraphrasing McMaster, said: “He said he doesn’t want to call it radical Islamic terrorism because the terrorists are, quote, ‘un-Islamic’.”McMaster, the participant said, indicated that the phrase castigates “an entire religion” and “he’s not on board”...

    ...One source said McMaster was “very clear” that he viewed Russia “as an adversary”, a position not shared by Trump and which is at the center of a Washington firestorm – one which brought down McMaster’s predecessor, Michael Flynn...
    Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say | US news | The Guardian

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    DHS report disputes threat from banned nations
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States...

    ... The three-page report challenges Trump's core claims. It said that of 82 people the government determined were inspired by a foreign terrorist group to carry out or try to carry out an attack in the United States, just over half were U.S. citizens born in the United States. The others were from 26 countries, led by Pakistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iraq and Uzbekistan. Of these, only Somalia and Iraq were among the seven nations included in the ban.Of the other five nations, one person each from Iran, Sudan and Yemen was also involved in those terrorism cases, but none from Syria. It did not say if any were Libyan.
    The report also found that terrorist organizations in Iran, Libya, Somalia and Sudan are regionally focused, while groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen do pose a threat to the U.S....

    ... The report was prepared as part of an internal review Trump requested after his executive order was blocked by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It was drafted by staff of the Homeland Security Department's Intelligence and Analysis branch at the direction of its acting leader, David Glawe.
    White House spokesman Michael Short said this was not the full report that Trump had requested. He said he believes "the intel community is combining resources to put together a comprehensive report using all available sources, not just open sources, and which is driven by data, not politics."
    The intelligence document was circulated beyond Homeland Security....
    AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

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    The one on Sixty minutes belonged to the 15 year old. He said, "I had been taught better than that."
    It starts at about 25:45.

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    I saw that and remembered my uncle's teaching.

    Of course we feel terrible for that father and the man who at age 11 killed his little brother.
    But he should have been terrified of getting that gun at all without his parent' or surrogate supervising.

    We would,'t have gone near our uncle's guns. His sons and daughters, who learned to shoot when their Dad decided they were ready never did unless he was with them. They were right there in the closet on the floor next to the shoes. I got nervous looking at them.
    Why did I get nervous? Because I knew my uncle loved me and all of us. Because I trusted him. Because I believed him. Because I felt his fear. Because I feared his disappointment in me if I even touched a rifle. Because he would know and our relationship would never ever be the same.

    Too bad that 11 year old was able to aim a gun at his brother. He and his family suffer every day.

    How can parents KNOW their children will not touch the guns?

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    elkpark likes this.

    The Only Way to Fulfill the President's Pledge of More Coverage, Better Benefits, and Lower Costs
    The economic case for single-payer reform is compelling. Private insurers' overhead currently averages 12.4% versus 2.2% in traditional Medicare (2).
    Reducing overhead to Medicare's level would save approximately $220 billion this year (Table) (3).
    Single-payer reform could also sharply reduce billing and paperwork costs for physicians, hospitals, and other providers...
    Single-Payer Reform | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

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    Quote from nursej22
    We may not need the 25th Ammendment or even impeachment. I read today where John Kelly, a former general, contradicted Trump about deportations being a military operation.

    This was after Secretary of Defense Mattis, another former general, said we are not taking Iraqi oil.

    The new national security advisor is an active duty general, with a reputation of questioning authority.

    Are we looking at a possible junta?
    I hope not.
    I am glad the cabinet members are making sense by not stating they will violate the Constitution.

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    elkpark and toomuchbaloney like this.

    Quote from pmabraham
    Since the majority of Americans, including myself, believe the ACA to be a disaster --

    -- ACA Recap:

    * "You can keep your health care insurance if you like your current insurance"
    * "You can keep your doctor if you like your doctor."
    * "Families will save an average of $2,500 per year."
    * "It is not a tax"


    -- it is my hope that the ACA will be replaced with something that does not involve insurance companies for a primary means to expand/ensure access to health care.
    'Medicare for All' Only Way for Trump to Keep Healthcare Promises
    Cut the bureaucratic mess.
    Reduce costs.
    Expand coverage.
    Make it great.

    President Donald Trump put forth a good number of lofty promises on healthcare on the 2016 campaign trail. A new analysis released Tuesday reveals there's only one way to achieve them: Enact a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system.
    In their paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, health policy experts Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein show that plans put forth by House Speaker Paul Ryan or Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are "unlikely" to meet Trump's campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits, and lower costs...

    ...But "single-payer could," write the co-founders of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP).
    "Such reform would replace the current welter of insurance plans with a single, public plan covering everyone for all medically necessary care—in essence, an expanded and upgraded version of the traditional Medicare program."
    Such reform, also known as Medicare-for-all, could save $504 billion annually on healthcare bureaucracy, they say, plus an additional $113 billion "could come from adopting the negotiating strategies that most nations with national health insurance use, which pay approximately one half what we do for prescription drugs."
    These savings would offset the cost of expanding insurance to the 26 million who remain uninsured despite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as "plugging the gaps in existing coverage—abolishing co-payments and deductibles [and] covering such services as dental and long-term care that many policies exclude."...
    'Medicare for All' Only Way for Trump to Keep Healthcare Promises | Common Dreams


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    abbnurse, BCgradnurse, Ted, and 1 other like this.

    I hear people joke, "If you remember the sixties you weren't there."
    Many of us remember well.

    Our President John Kennedy was killed. Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President.
    He choose Hubert Humphrey to be Vice President.

    Humphrey became the Democratic nominee for president in 1968 even though he never ran in a primary.
    Robert Kennedy was killed after winning the California primary.
    Richard Nixon won the 1968 election and became president.

    In the 1970s Nixon's Vice President Agnew plead guilty to income tax fraud after being investigated for bribery, extortion, and other crimes.
    Gerald Ford was appointed Vice President.
    When President Nixon resigned Ford became president without running for either office.

    Interesting times.

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