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  1. toomuchbaloney

    Could the police learn something from nurses

    It has not been evident, since the availability of cell phone video, that police believe that they have anything to learn or change. They are occasionally forced to talk about racism and violence after they kill someone accidently on purpose...but not always. And there isn't much evidence that anything has changed...oh except that it's not OK for black people to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police violence, that's now akin to un-American displays or something...that's new.
  2. toomuchbaloney

    Riots in Minneapolis

    Thank you. Yes. There are quite a few opportunists and rabble rousers empowered right now.
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    Social Media Silences Conservatives?

    Getting your content hidden is often the sad result of sharing racist, hateful or inciting language or memes, obvious propaganda or outright lies. I follow some of the people you mentioned on Twitter. Some of them are well known for publishing and sharing racist or inappropriate content, Trump for instance. Again, is inappropriate, fabricated, racist or hateful language synonymous with conservative speech? Because I read a ton of conservative content and commenting on FB and Twitter feeds.
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    Riots in Minneapolis

    I could not access all of the article without paying. Did the Chief indicate where they believed the instigators were from or who they were?
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    Riots in Minneapolis

    I'm not convinced that the people protesting the murder were the people who started the vandalism and violence. They are the people who will be blamed and punished for it by the local police though.
  6. toomuchbaloney

    Nurses Disciplined, Fired for Wearing Hospital-Issued Scrubs

    The employer just showed them exactly how much nurses are valued in the health system.
  7. https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/statistics/federal-receipt-and-outlay-summary https://www.statista.com/statistics/238896/us-tax-burden-by-income-devided-by-state/ https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/01/09/trends-in-income-and-wealth-inequality/ No, there's nothing wise about our current federal administration or the chief executive.
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    Social Media Silences Conservatives?

    You haven't made the case that conservative speech has been censored. Is Twitter the public's main form of communication? Is it the main form of communicating for politicians? For conservatives? Perhaps conservatives should make their speech less racist, less hateful and more accurate, when using social media so as to avoid embarrassing public correction.
  9. toomuchbaloney

    Riots in Minneapolis

    What do I expect? I expect that police will take complaints against officers seriously. I expect that actual meaningful investigations be done. I expect that criminal cops shouldn't be able to simply transfer their dangerous attitudes to a different jurisdiction because police hiring practices are a JOKE. I expect that police be trained to de-escalate rather than precipitate violence. The list is exhausting, it's added to every year. Clearly not enough people ever care enough to read and champion the concerns of the oppressed. And so they remain oppressed. And abused. And victimized by the institutional racism.
  10. toomuchbaloney

    Riots in Minneapolis

    Gosh...we would never expect an off duty policemen or police sympathizer to initiate and escalate violence and vandalism at a peaceful protest. Police would never lie to the public or misrepresent their intentions or actions. And no, not everyone is appalled. That's a choice to believe as much, when it's not true. All lives don't matter. Stores, property, and business really really matter much more than black men, look how vigorously they are protected while the people are murdered. We can see, with the open murder of black men in the middle of our streets, that reasoned discussion. Peaceful protest hasn't made black men safer or decreased the incidents of inhumane treatment or brutality toward non whites in this country. In fact, KKK membership is up and racists are empowered by the POTUS in 2020.
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    Social Media Silences Conservatives?

    Sure. Congress will get in the way of the despot. Sure they will...
  12. toomuchbaloney

    Riots in Minneapolis

    Land of the free...
  13. toomuchbaloney

    Riots in Minneapolis

    It is apparent that our police departments are too influenced, on a long term basis, by fellows like these 4 killers. Many complaints and investigations over 19 years intro the killer's behavior are the evidence that the police are not very good at vetting officers or investigating their conduct after hire. In fact we often see that police will lie to protect one another. The president isn't concerned that police are murdering people in broad daylight, he sees a political propaganda opportunity.
  14. toomuchbaloney

    Riots in Minneapolis

    If only police had shown up with tear gas and rubber bullets when armed protesters crowded into capital buildings... Nope. But when police openly murder a man on the street, in broad daylight, lie about it, write a false report, and get called out on the racist violence by the public with emotional BUT UNARMED protest one can count on the police showing up in full riot gear... ready to do battle to defend their right to abuse citizens. Police can kneel on a black man till he dies but a black man can't kneel during the national anthem in Trumplandia. You are under some delusion that the system you are talking about works for all the people.
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    Are churches safe?

    So, you concede that you were wrong and the risk of visiting a cannabis retailer is likely to be less than the risk of attending a worship service? What sort of a society refuses to mitigate risk for the most vulnerable citizens? Fortunately, your sentiments only represent a small portion of my fellow countrymen. Unfortunately, a small percentage of 300+ million people in this country still represents a frighteningly large number of selfish disease spreaders. Wouldn't it be great if we could choose who the next 100,000 to die would be? Unless the intent is to reduce the social security payouts...then it sort of makes sense to let it run through nursing homes and assisted living facilities, eh? Maybe that analysis had already been made by one of the president's economic advisers.
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    Social Media Silences Conservatives?

    Your "what if" scenarios and conjecture aren't related to this discussion. Are you are telling me that AT&T and Verizon are attaching advertising to your phone calls and text messages and profiting from that while they allow you free access to their communication service, technology and support? Are you, further, going to persist in the notion that the US Postal Service is somehow akin to a private business in terms of what they may and may not do?
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    Social Media Silences Conservatives?

    It appears from your comment that you are confused about what the government may do versus what a privately held company may do. What is the difference between Twitter and the US POSTAL service, in your view? Similarly, what is the difference between hate speech, propaganda, misinformation, and conservative speech? If the conservative viewpoint is based in nonsense, conspiracy theory, racism, misinformation or propaganda the media platform has zero obligation to elevate it. See Alex Jones...he has freedom of speech but little in the way of amplification now...
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    Are churches safe?

    The differences between going to church for worship versus going to a retail business for a service or product should be obvious to a trained observer or health professional. Perhaps you could start the discussion you desire by explaining how the risk is the same, in your view, since it clearly is not, as evidenced by public health policy and the behaviors normally observed in both environments.
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    I Have No Words

    Write the bullying up. Each time, because these are NEVER isolated incidents, they are generally a pattern of behavior. Next time speak your mind to that other nurse with as much regard for her feelings as she shows for yours. At minimum she should be reminded that "charge nurse" should reflect something more than a bullying, self righteous demeanor.
  20. I suppose that's better than crowing about how his decisive actions saved us from 1-2 million dead, like he did earlier in the week. His delusional thinking is so obvious at times.
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    Social Media Silences Conservatives?

    Zuckerberg can run his social media platform and company the way he wants to run it. Zuckerberg is clearly comfortable with spreading propaganda and dangerous nonsense as long as long as he makes money. That arbiter of truth comment was good though...it reflects the role of FB as entertainment and marketing but not journalism or education.
  22. toomuchbaloney

    Interested in L&D/NICU, but should I start in Med-Surg?

    Many moons ago I graduated nursing school and hired directly into the NICU. It was a wonderful platform. Instead of going from there to OB, I went to PICU, trauma and transport before high risk OB. I developed critical thinking, technical and professional skills that carried me through a very long and varied career. Having not worked one day on a hospital medical surgical unit, I have managed to competently, even expertly, care for patients across the age and and acuity spectrum. There are lots of us. You can too. If NICU is what you want and you can get in...get in now.
  23. toomuchbaloney

    Ethical Issues

    I believe the reason your example was critiqued negatively is because you provided an inaccurate short version which conveyed a false impression that she was fired for identifying the fellow as African American. No one expects people to comprehensively dissect her privileged, racist and dangerous behavior but most do expect an accurate representation. We are not responsible for those people or their actions...we are only responsible for what we communicate here.
  24. We are in the process of losing our republic to corrupt charlatans right this very moment. Trump just fired the IG investigating another of his hand picked kleptocrats. It's a pattern of behavior; consolidating power and removing limits on authority are obvious signs that my grandchildren are likely to grow up in some authoritarian ****hole rather than the country we were promised. https://www.citizensforethics.org/trump-removed-watchdog-investigating-elaine-chao-mcconnell-vetted-replacement/
  25. toomuchbaloney

    Does Trump have Covid?

    This is my home and regardless of my libertarian political leanings, I'm not obligated to support a lying, corrupt and incompetent authoritarian who is dismantling our republic right before my eyes simply because he was elevated to a high political office. Your choice to do so is simply your choice. I won't equivocate my personal values or love of country to support Trump. There are better choices. https://www.citizensforethics.org/trump-removed-watchdog-investigating-elaine-chao-mcconnell-vetted-replacement/
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