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Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Steve Schmidt stepping down from the Lincoln Project to allow female board member per his Twitter feed.

 

1 hour ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Hummm ---three Senators upset that MLB moved all star game so ..

Sen. Ted Cruz leads group to strip Major League Baseball of its decades-old antitrust exemption

How about working on infrastructure instead????  PA needs many bridges, roads replaced and electric charging stations for cleaner energy so I can consider buying an American made vehicle in 5 years.

They seemed proud to announce that they found a way to punish MLB for speaking against thinly veiled voter suppression attempts.  The party of Grievance, Oppression and Pique.

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

7 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Hummm ---three Senators upset that MLB moved all star game so ..

Sen. Ted Cruz leads group to strip Major League Baseball of its decades-old antitrust exemption

How about working on infrastructure instead????  PA needs many bridges, roads replaced and electric charging stations for cleaner energy so I can consider buying an American made vehicle in 5 years.

Fled Cruz does not work, which is why he will not work on infrastructure.  The amount of strategic planning and execution needed to develop infrastructure plans and to see them accomplished is hard actual work for lawmakers.  Cancun Cruz can only spend time tweeting like his Fuhrer as if he did something when he did nothing. 

Fled Cruz wants to support the Nazi regime of the Trump party and strip an American icon such as the Major League of anti-trust exemption?  I know he will not be president, but I did not think he would bury his political career this fast and in such a funny way! 🙂    

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SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

8 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Steve Schmidt stepping down from the Lincoln Project to allow female board member per his Twitter feed.

 

Steve Schmidt looks hot in this picture.  The date of his podcast on Burn The Boats is February 10th, correct? I love listening to Steve's magniloquence speeches against Trumpism and in support of our stated American ideals and values.  

Beerman, BSN

Has 11 years experience.

14 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Hummm ---three Senators upset that MLB moved all star game so ..

Sen. Ted Cruz leads group to strip Major League Baseball of its decades-old antitrust exemption

How about working on infrastructure instead????  PA needs many bridges, roads replaced and electric charging stations for cleaner energy so I can consider buying an American made vehicle in 5 years.

One has nothing to do with the other.

Why not buy american made electric vehicle right now?

42 minutes ago, Beerman said:

One has nothing to do with the other.

Why not buy american made electric vehicle right now?

LOL

Republicans aren't interested in actual infrastructure, they're obviously interested in cultural wars and punitive politics. Ted Cruz isn't even interested in the failures of Texas infrastructure...he's more interested in punishing business that prefer democracy to tyranny for their base of operations. We'll never have meaningful political dialog and debate with conservative clowns like him running half the show.  How can republican voters be so blind?

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

1 hour ago, Beerman said:

One has nothing to do with the other.

Why not buy american made electric vehicle right now?

Bought my 3rd Dodge Caravan in 2018 to carry wheelchair and O2 tanks easily so won't need another vehicle for a few years..   Since I like to do cross country traveling off the beaten path  without set itinerary, , need to have adequate charging stations since takes at least 30min to charge vehicle.    Only 2 charging locations in my county- one at Philadelphia Airport, another 30 min away at a mall which I never visit. None of the motels/hotels  I've visited over past 5 years have had charging stations. thus limiting my purchase. 

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

Bidens plan to invest in this technology will influence my next purchase and allow me to get back on the road post pandemic.

Beerman, BSN

Has 11 years experience.

3 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Bought my 3rd Dodge Caravan in 2018 to carry wheelchair and O2 tanks easily so won't need another vehicle for a few years..   Since I like to do cross country traveling off the beaten path  without set itinerary, , need to have adequate charging stations since takes at least 30min to charge vehicle.    Only 2 charging locations in my county- one at Philadelphia Airport, another 30 min away at a mall which I never visit. None of the motels/hotels  I've visited over past 5 years have had charging stations. thus limiting my purchase. 

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

Bidens plan to invest in this technology will influence my next purchase and allow me to get back on the road post pandemic.

So, your desires to "go off the beaten path" , and to not trade in your current vehicle, override your concern for global warming?

Better watch it.  You sound like a conservative. 

14 minutes ago, Beerman said:

So, your desires to "go off the beaten path" , and to not trade in your current vehicle, override your concern for global warming?

Better watch it.  You sound like a conservative. 

She didn't mention anything about stolen elections, guns or cancel culture while commenting in a cogent and straightforward fashion...that definitely sets her comment apart from typical conservative rhetoric. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

I think Biden is making a HUGE MISTAKE re Afghanistan! HUGE! 

Consider how many countries are lining up to step into that void? China is going to rush in possibly to promote its image or for strategic reasons as will Russia for to surround the Middle East. Russia needs oil prices to be high because they have nothing else for income. How is Turkey going to react and then you have the Muslim elements? 

That region with the Kashmir and India, China, Pakistan tiff? 

It could also be a superb ploy to stir up the region. We are self sufficient re energy now, so let China deal with Russia in the east and south because they have to protect their interests in Pakistan, also if China or Russia becomes involved, it allows Biden to become a bigger statesman and both Russia and China will not tolerate Iran's and Turkey's nonsense. 

China has to protect its interests in Africa, but weaponising that region is a brilliant way to nullify China. Too many fires from too many regions will undermine their image, because force is the only thing they know. 

Make China the world's bad guy! 

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On 2/21/2021 at 9:37 AM, Kitiger said:

Could the answer be to have multiple platforms, that it, platforms similar to face book, but at least 3 or 4 of them? I think - but I don't know - that this is what Parlor was trying to do. (So far, I have only tried face book; I have not tried Twitter or Parlor or any of the others.)

With face book on the left, and Parlor on the right, and hopefully several  others, face book could have its fact checkers blocking out the far right, and Parlor could have its fact checkers blocking out the far left. And people like me could read the different sites and come to our own conclusions.

Parler has fact checkers or blocks content?

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

We've been in Afghanistan for 20 years.  It's time to leave and let the chips fall where they may.  If we break our agreement to withdraw Americans will die.  

There is no peace there and we haven't accomplished anything.  It will be chaos if we leave now, it will be chaos if we leave 20 years from now.  I don't think we should stay forever like we do in South Korea, Japan and Germany, countries we have treaties to defend.  

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nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg,CV. Has 36 years experience.

I don't think any mothers and perhaps fathers want to send their children off to die for some vague reason. My youngest son was considering the military after high school but the conflict in Afghanistan convinced him not to enlist. And now, my grandchildren are nearly old enough for military service and I don't want them to go there either. 

Our country has other priorities like China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, climate change, to concentrate on. 

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amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Hmmmm.

Same problems, different faces.

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

21 hours ago, Tweety said:

We've been in Afghanistan for 20 years.  It's time to leave and let the chips fall where they may.  If we break our agreement to withdraw Americans will die.  

There is no peace there and we haven't accomplished anything.  It will be chaos if we leave now, it will be chaos if we leave 20 years from now.  I don't think we should stay forever like we do in South Korea, Japan and Germany, countries we have treaties to defend.  

It was never about peace. It was a response to 9-11. Some idiot proposed that democracy brings peace and of course newly minted non historical colonial nations with lots of spunk and morons, fell for it. Notice which nations now practice colonialism. 

Unfortunately by placing ourselves in the midst we have influenced the country and the region. It's going to end up exactly as Iraq and Vietnam when we pull out. It's inevitable! Voids have to be filled and the power players in the region are all bad guys. For some reason teenage nations are just as stupid as teenagers! 

America doesn't have the culture to influence anyone except in MacDonalds and Hollywood culture. It's not like Britain or France whose influences are still practiced today. Think of ourselves or Quebec. Everywhere the French or the English have colonised, still dances to their influence in some way. 

We should have never gone in the first place because we had Vietnam and Korea as precedents with the outcomes. As isolated as we are from the world geographically, we need to present only soft power influences. 

China is about to find out in a big way just what a monumental mistake it was to poke their snouts into Africa and Pakistan etc especially as they are incapable of diplomacy! Look at what happened to the Soviet Union! 

Any insightful student of history knows that you are doomed to repeat it if you don't learn from it! 

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

China invested billions in Africa in a forward looking manner, which is China's strength.  This is true in their trillion dollar infrastructure investments within their own borders, and particularly in Africa whom provides them with cheap labor for their companies, as well as natural resources.  They look forward and we look backward to "make America great again".  

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