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I'll Look at Your Facebook Profile Before I Tell Your Mother You're Dead

Interesting article by a fellow ER type...warning, its a bit harsh.

OpEd piece on the Indian Child Welfare Act decision

Interesting discussion of the issues. It clearly has to go to SCOTUS at this point. Think the decision is a couple of days old.

I have mixed feelings. Prior abuse by social services was rampant. However, this and other cases show the issues with blanket application of the current interpretation. Bad cases make for bad law sometimes. Be interesting to see how this ends up. I expect a mild retrenchment but the basics of it will remain.

Tesla solar roof tiles update

Another Tesla "success story"

I am a big believer in solar, but the roof tile concept was pretty clearly bogus from both a tech and practical side.

(Warning - Not Political) Out of town this weekend to attend a wedding back in California.

The bride is a wonderful nurse and will make a superb NP when she gets there, the kind that should be the front line of medicine in this country. I could have used her in my trauma bay or while overseas. She is the daughter of close friends of Mom and Dad who also helped me around the homestead with some things.

The wedding had a super hero theme. The colors were red, blue, and gold. Never seen a cake top with Superman and Wonder Woman on it, though it suits both of them. Never seen the Hokey-Pokey played at a reception either. There were a lot of kids there and it set the tone for the rest of the reception. I was surprised to learn my husband had never done the hokey-pokey. I rocked it. A great time had by all. Makes my own wedding and reception seem stodgy in some respects.

We are not yet fully part of the social scene at home. No wedding invitations yet, though I did go to a baby shower the other evening. It was a hybrid between several cultures. Still it was a group of women coming together to support a new mother, which is inspiring and empowering. It is kind of a new thing for me.

I return you to your usual political squabbling.

What became of the Red Hen Restaurant that tossed out the press secretary?

Have not heard anything either way and am curious

Anybody here play Pathfinder or similar RPG games?

We have been invited to join a group that does. Every so often they have a noob game to see if people are interested. Been eons since I played early D&D.

It was sort of a surprise to find it here, but upon reflection, it should not have been. Its a group activity that supports mixed ages and is a good excuse to gather in groups, snack, and generally hang out. Thinking about going Paladin.

Everybody has got something to hide except for me and my monkey

School violence

The story going around about this is that the victim said that America was always great except when Obama was POTUS and the perp reacted negatively. Be interesting to see if that story holds and what the consequences are to the attacker. Most of these comments were posted before that was known.

I got attacked my first day in an American high school. Defining moment for me in many ways.

Some left over BBQ tri tip over rice

Its whats for lunch...

And Warren goes crazy (Elizabeth Warrens Batty Plan to Nationalize . . . Everything)

This is so stupid I do not see how even G4A could support it. Some think it is to claim the hard left in the run up for 2020, but it is batshit crazy at its worst
Sen. Elizabeth Warren with Sen. Bernie Sanders at a Capitol Hill press conference introducing Sanders’s “Medicare for All” plan, September 13, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
Wholesale seizure and control of private property? With 2020 in her sights, Warren woos the hard Left.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America. If successful, it would constitute the largest seizure of private property in human history.

Warren’s proposal is dishonestly called the “Accountable Capitalism Act.” Accountable to whom? you might ask. That’s a reasonable question. The answer is — as it always is — accountable to politicians, who desire to put the assets and productivity of private businesses under political discipline for their own selfish ends. It is remarkable that people who are most keenly attuned to the self-interest of CEOs and shareholders and the ways in which that self-interest influences their decisions apparently believe that members of the House, senators, presidents, regulators, Cabinet secretaries, and agency chiefs somehow are liberated from self-interest when they take office through some kind of miracle of transcendence.

Under Senator Warren’s proposal, no business with more than $1 billion in revenue would be permitted to legally operate without permission from the federal government. The federal government would then dictate to these businesses the composition of their boards, the details of internal corporate governance, compensation practices, personnel policies, and much more. Naturally, their political activities would be restricted, too. Senator Warren’s proposal entails the wholesale expropriation of private enterprise in the United States, and nothing less. It is unconstitutional, unethical, immoral, irresponsible, and — not to put too fine a point on it — utterly bonkers.

It is also cynical. Senator Warren is many things: a crass opportunist, intellectually bankrupt, personally vapid, a peddler of witless self-help books, etc. But she is not stupid. She knows that this is a go-nowhere proposition, that she will be spared by the Republican legislative majority from the ignominy that would ensue from the wholehearted pursuit of this daft program. It is in reality only a means of staking out for purely strategic reasons the most radical corner for her 2020 run at the Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic party in 2018, like the Republican primary electorate in 2016, is out for blood and desirous of confrontation. So Senator Warren is running this red flag up the flagpole to see who salutes.
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