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Patients vs Patients
Author: BobR    Date: 04/22/2020 13:07:35

Amid all the bad news swirling around in the midst of this terrible pandemic, there all the stories of human behavior outside of the life or death struggle of those infected. There are the stories of the healthcare workers grueling 12 hour days fighting a losing battle in overcrowded and under-equipped wards. There are the people in NYC who - at 7:00 PM every night - lean our their windows to cheer on those same workers. There are the volunteers who help feed the homeless and the helpless and the poor.

And then... there are the idiots. You know who I'm talking about. They're the ones driving around governors' mansions and hospitals, demanding that "stay at home" orders be lifted, so they can get haircuts and other - you know - basic human necessities. There are some (especially in VA) trying to somehow tie these life-preserving tactics to an imaginary drive to take away their guns. It's pathetic... surreal... dangerous.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 04/22/2020 19:52:26 by TriSec)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/21/2020 11:41:05

Good Morning. With just a little thought, you could probably rattle off the recruiting slogans for the major branches of the service. "Aim High" "Forged by the Sea" "Army Strong" "The Few, The proud..."
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 04/21/2020 18:33:17 by TriSec)

Day
Author: Raine    Date: 04/20/2020 13:22:02

Hi. Good Morning. How is everyone today?
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 04/20/2020 18:36:29 by Will in Chicago)

Meanwhile, 'outside'...
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/18/2020 11:57:07

Good Morning.

While we've been sequestering ourselves and ignoring most of the outside world of late, some strange normal things have been happening in New England.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 04/18/2020 17:37:40 by BobR)

Silencing
Author: Raine    Date: 04/16/2020 12:58:27

Three weeks ago, I wrote a blog called White Noise.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 04/16/2020 17:53:19 by TriSec)

A Pewter Lining
Author: BobR    Date: 04/15/2020 12:56:07

The coronavirus pandemic has completely dominated the news over the last 2 months. Day after day, there's been bad news after bad news. Here at FourFreedomsBlog, we've been writing about it fairly consistently. It's a dark cloud which hangs over us all.

However there are some bright spots too. Not exactly a silver lining - more of a pewter lining. In some small ways, the environment is recovering, and showing us what could happen if mankind shrunk its footprint.

One of the most polluted areas on the planet is China. "Made in China" is seemingly ubiquitous on labels, and their air shows the result of that. However, since the lockdown there brought a lot of traffic and manufacturing to a halt, air quality has improved tremendously.

https://images.theconversation.com/files/322870/original/file-20200325-168885-1ib1grk.png

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Now I am become Death; the destroyer of worlds
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/14/2020 11:31:31

Good Morning.

Consider for a moment, the words of President Lincoln:


With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.

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4 comments (Latest Comment: 04/14/2020 16:51:02 by TriSec)

Overslept! AKA...
Author: Raine    Date: 04/13/2020 13:28:41

I actually had a full and decent night's sleep.
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15 comments (Latest Comment: 04/13/2020 21:47:47 by TriSec)

Different Places
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/12/2020 10:00:49

Good Morning.

Waaay back on February 1, before any of this started, I jumped in my car and drove down the Coast to Lake Worth, Florida.
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4 comments (Latest Comment: 04/13/2020 14:01:35 by wickedpam)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 04/10/2020 12:49:22

How about a nice pile of puppies for a breather today?

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7 comments (Latest Comment: 04/10/2020 19:52:22 by TriSec)

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