Latest Comments by tntrn

Latest Comments by tntrn

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I am happily retired after 35 years of Labor and Delivery nursing. My passions now are two wonderful grandchildren, quilting on my HQ 16, sewing, and going where life takes me with my husband of 28 years. I am primarily conservative with moderate views on a couple social issues.

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    Quote from Farawyn
    Why not?
    Because evolution is kind of like erosion (thinking of the Grand Canyon for example). It takes a long time. As it should.

    Not all changes, and especially those expected to occur overnight, are not good ones.

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    Quote from Farawyn
    The quote says don't say blame to victim or that you have the right to dress as you want. I was answering that.
    I figured since you posted it without a disclaimer, you agree.
    Perhaps you figured incorrectly. Perhaps you should not assume.

    I said the statement quoted was connected to the topic....which I feel it is.

    What I hear Paglia saying, and yes, it is not in regard to children, but grownup women, is that you cannot change what is evolutional over night, or by just saying this is how it is now.

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    Quote from Farawyn
    You are blaming the victim
    We have the right to dress as we want.

    I know this quote is not meant to imply that as an 11 year old with boobs I invited man (not just boy) attention...is it?
    I am not blaming anybody. I quoted Camille Paglia who has always instrigued me with her thoughts and writings.

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    I just ran across this quote from an interview with Camille Paglia and thought it connected to this topic.

    “My generation fought for freedom from [parent-like supervision by college staff] but where women now want authority figures hovering over them. It’s not that they fear sex, but that they have no idea of what it is, because they have been raised in a culture where skimpy clothing is simply standard issue. They don’t have any sense whatever that exposure of the flesh or a particular choice of clothing can communicate a message of sexual interest or readiness. But the moment you say this your contemporary feminist will say, ‘You’re blaming the victim. We have the right to dress as we want.’ Of course. However, you have to be prepared for the reality of the world … which is a dangerous place. [Young women] have no idea about human psychology … that you don’t mess around with sexuality, which is extremely explosive, that you must be prepared to defend yourself, be alert to your environment…”

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    Ted, StNeotser, herring_RN, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Ted
    By the way. . . I also relate to the innocence of running through the sprinkler on a hot summer's day, wearing only underwear. I did that a lot when I was 5, 6, 7 years old. Now??? I would be wary and concerned with the kid's safety should such innocent playfulness take place today. I do not know. . . .

    I can also relate to that! And having grown up on a farm in the Midwest, going to high school with 179 other students, definitely has a place in how I think about things.

    I think WE have also been trained to think a certain way. Last Christmas, my husband decided he wanted to tape his old Howdy Doody, Lone Ranger and other kid staples from the 60's so the he could watch them with our 6 year old grandson.

    As we watched, here at home, we found ourselves saying again and again, "uh-oh. That's not going to work. Or oh, boy, if the grandson goes to school and mentions this, we'll all be in CPS jail."

    Not that any of it was bad when we were kids, and obviously we have powered through whatever it was and become what we are today, but TODAY, it's not accepted. And by that I mean, if you even think about letting your kid run through the sprinklers in his/her undies, you'll be reported by someone who has nothing better to do.

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    FranEMTnurse likes this.

    Quote from StNeotser
    Oh. Clearly Washington state isn't getting the same influx of free spirits from other states who want to smoke marijuana as we are in Colorado.

    This small nothing in particular house with plumbing going bad is up 100K in value since I bought it on a single ADN salary ten years ago. I was not looking to flip it and if I did, I would be presented with the problem of finding decent affordable housing in my area. I couldn't afford to buy it today with the same money down and the same salary.

    Socrates also moaned about the younger generation, though I do agree with you that I was horribly disappointed when my daughter got a medal on her soccer team for participation. Her team lost 8 matches out of 10 I believe. I was more used to having sarcastic critical teachers. Think the teacher characters in Harry Potter. Mine were actually like that but without the capes. However, you must admit that if children were getting stupider since Socrates time, we would never have advanced. Innovation and advances in technology happen every day, and a lot of it happens in this nation.

    My daughter will graduate with a degree this summer. She's going to be a registered dietician but also has to do a year unpaid internship. She's actually lucky she doesn't have any college debt. With scholarships, her grandparent's money and mine, she's done OK. She's also not the norm any more.

    I believe the idea of America being the land of opportunity has died. I think we should have passed down a better world for them. I realize a lot of this is out of our control, but pretending it's all their fault and nothing to do with us, our attitudes or who we voted for and allowed to have power is magical thinking.

    Actually, I never said students are stupider now than any time prior to this. I think they are not as well prepared. The educational system is the problem. In my own experience, some of the new nurses we would hire had no clue why I and O was important to report off on.

    Not sure what Marijuana has to do with this conversation.

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    Properties in our part of Pierce County are not selling. We cannot subdivide and recoup some of our original investment, even though the County taxes us as if we could. I don't mind supporting the schools; what I do mind is throwing more and more money without seeing actual results.

    I heard a report yesterday that business managers are quite disappointed with the college graduates they hire. The graduates think they are well prepared (having been told they are the best since they were toddlers). The business managers and owners are saying quite the opposite. Their speaking skills are poor; their critical thinking skills are poor; their organizational skills are poor.

    I would love to downsize. But in order to do that we have to be able to sell our property here first and of course there's the conundrum of where to go.

    I realize it's all about choices. We chose to have this property where we are because it offers some perks we had to have. I don't think it is an excuse for the County to tax us to death. It is not long into the sunset before our monthly tax bill is the same as our mortgage payment.

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    Quote from nursej22
    So as long as your power stays on, bridges don't collapse under your car, and your drinking water is good, you are in the clear.

    Just look past that are jails are full of the mentally ill, security lines at airports are unmanageable, and kids are warehoused in crumbling public schools.


    Got it. You got yours, everyone else can go pound sand.

    I don't think the extra thousands in taxes will solve a thing. Throwing money at problems rarely does.

    My property taxes, of which nearly $5K every year go to help fund public schools, doesn't seem to be doing the job I would expect it to do.

    I am all for making people AND government programs accountable. The government fails miserably at this.


    FYI: TSA receives funding from three streams: 1) passengers pay a “9/11 Passenger Security Fee,” a ticket tax of $2.50 per flight segment with a maximum of $10 per round trip; 2) carriers pay an Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee, based on year 2000 domestic screening costs; and 3) TSA also receives direct taxpayer support. Of the sectors overseen by TSA (including rail and pipelines), however, only airlines and their customers pay special taxes for its support.

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    Quote from MunoRN
    I don't generally support Sanders, but as to your question; my family's tax would go up by about $10k/year, yet that would go to replace my private insurance plan that I pay $15k/year for, among other things. So why wouldn't I want to pay $10k more in taxes to save $15k + in other costs?
    Why would I want my taxes to go up? I have no more children to educate and our premiums right now at least are quite reasonable. Sanders plan would cost us thousands and I am not willing to hand that much cash over.l

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    CBlover likes this.

    Well, as I mentioned before, if a family can afford the increase in taxes, why not just save those dollars for healthcare costs, or college. Simply changing the label of what is taken from your pocket doesn't make it a good thing.

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    Quote from StNeotser

    I do find a person who would vote for Trump as a second choice after Bernie a little puzzling.

    You mean you think having your taxes increase by thousands each year is a good thing?

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    Quote from StNeotser
    You don't think Trump is going to make it easier for his class to screw over the rest of us? Or that he isn't going to want to inflate his obnoxious ego with some pointless unwinnable war?
    I am not afraid of either of those things. Hillary has a history of screwing over people all of them....and it's clear that she has a poor idea of how to handle conflicts around the world.

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    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    And tntrn, maybe I won't either. I'm 73. Unfortunately though, our children and grandchildren most likely will be. Hopefully, something good will come out of it all.

    I surely hope so. But it is hard to be hopeful.

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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I am 100% convinced that Trump can not win in a general election. To me this seems obvious. So I predict that whoever runs against Trump will win the election.
    When we have a Democrat in the Whitehouse we will know that those who voted Trump in the primary are 100% responsible.
    It's like the Republicans don't even WANT to win the election.
    And Trump supporters are 100% willing to try just about anything to keep another Democrat (especially the two front-runners) out of the White House. What alternative do we really have? One by one, the numerous candidates dropped out. Honestly, none of them had a snowball's chance anyway, even if they had some good things to say. I liked several of them for one thing or another, but none of them enough to say That's My CAndidate.

    We, at least the conversations in our house, are sick and tired of a dynasty. Really. So Hillary was First Lady and now Bill will be First Man? That is almost like incest. And the result will be just as ugly.

    Few here can actually afford what Bernie would like to do.......With any luck at all, Congress would see the wisdom of that also.


    Hillary has a long rap sheep, too bad none of it (yet) has put her behind bars. Dick Morris has written an interesting piece about her resume....the truth behind the claims. I will see if I can find it.

    Voting for Trump is NOT a vote for a Democrat. It is a vote to encourage a real change in direction for our country.......the direction we've been turned to and the path we will continue to follow under Hillary or Bernie is self-destruction. In some ways, I am glad I am pushing 70.......I won't be around to see the US go where it appears to be going.

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    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Certainly Hillary's popularity has suffered from decades of abuse and criticism from Republicans. There are still millions of people who believe that she is responsible for deaths in Benghazi thanks to millions of dollars spent by conservative legislators in endless inquiries intended to negatively affect her poll numbers.

    She is one of the most qualified individuals to hold the office of POTUS, IMHO, regardless of what FOX or Trump says. She is familiar with the WH. She has worked effectively in the Senate. She served with distinction as SOC and is well known by world leaders as a no nonsense and intelligent negotiator. She has been a long term advocate for women's rights and issues.

    Yeah, Berners and Trumpsters and social conservatives don't like her.

    She would be a much more dependable and trustworthy POTUS than the Donald, in my view.

    By the way, I am a Sanders supporter and I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to vote for him in November. If he can't make that happen, I will not vote for the crazy orange man with his mother's hair and will not lose a minutes worth of sleep voting for Clinton.

    The only thing I can agree with here is that she is familiar with the White House.....and tried to swipe lots of stuff from it when they left "dead broke." SMH


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