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Member since: Tue Jan 10, 2017, 06:14 PM
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lefty twitter poll, by 80-20, says Trump did NOT

use quid pro quo for personal gain in Ukraine.

Lefty credits "angry Trump supporters" for pushing his hashtags

Dancing while California burns...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1191335612651069440

400 reasons the impeachment effort is in overdrive...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1190286043452526592

Trump honors American Hero (really, heroine, lol)

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1189601417469841409

I say put Tulsi in a ring w/gutsy hilldawg who dodged sniper fire

https://twitter.com/i/status/1185260251991478284

Day 3 without power. But contrary to central maine powers initial report

It should be restored before 2068! more like maybe by tonight, 5pm or so. Almost certainly by 10.

Meantime my losses are minimal. Half &half. 6 eggs. Half gal almond milk. 1/4 jar spaghetti sauce. Most of the rest in my fridge is realky in there to hide from mice and the vast majority of myfrozen stuff is in my chest freezer topped by 10 lbs ice. And I've learned that baby wipes are a must! They really help w/day to day bits o' hygiene.

Kickng my butt because I heard on radio rain xtorm w/ high winds but didnt follow up the next day. 24+ power outages don't usually hit until my birthday. This one came early and the wind was wild. Howling woke me repeatedly during wednesday night.


Cant wait for that 1st shower!!!

I know you all like to mock Warren for filling out a form that said she was part Native American

as a teenager when she went to Harvard. And when it surfaced, she said it was info handed down through family lore.

If you watch the tv show Finding your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., you'll find celeb after celeb whose family roots are far from what they learned via family lore.

In my case, my father told us as long as I can remember that his father was Serbian and mother was Croation. His sister said the same. She went further and said that if you traced the family enough generations back, it was Hungarian and Russian.

My father's death certificate indicates that, in fact, that grandmother was Austrian, not Croation.

My point is, enjoy your joking, but don't expect most people to care or take it seriously. Just saying

Uh-oh...Warren's new spokesperson, certain to garner *lots* of attention,& not just from press!

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/10/01/elizabeth-warren-golden-retriever-dog-bailey-mh-orig.cnn

Uh-Oh. Zuckerberg hates Warren

Mark Zuckerberg said an Elizabeth Warren presidency would 'suck' for Facebook, leaked audio reveals

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/01/tech/mark-zuckerberg-leaked-audio-elizabeth-warren/index.html

"You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies," Zuckerberg said in a meeting with Facebook employees this summer, according to the audio obtained by The Verge. "If she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. And does that still suck for us? Yeah."

Warren also responded to the leaked remarks. "What would really 'suck' is if we don't fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy," Warren tweeted on Tuesday in response to Zuckerberg's comments.

Facebook now faces antitrust probes from the FTC and from eight states and the District of Columbia. The House Judiciary Committee is conducting a "top-to-bottom" antitrust probe of Big Tech, including Facebook. And multiple Democratic presidential candidates, including Warren, have called for greater scrutiny of tech companies and potentially even breaking them up.

Gracie update: her bladder ultrasound was clean

No stones, no tumors, smooth, clean lining.

Vet says the bleeding is "residual" and will resolve on its own. I have testing strips, so am checking 1st am pee daily. As of today, her urinalysis is still 4+ for blood, but the microalbumin level has dropped from 4+ a week ago to negative to 1+. And the color of the urine itself has changed from brown with khaki/greenish undertones when pouring down sink to pure amber.

In thinking about it, I realized that from N to 3+, the color change is determined by the amount of substance testing, but at 4+ it's determined by the amount of reagent. So 4+ could be 200 cells/ml or 400 or 500 or 600 or 1000. The color change and drop in albumin suggest a drop in the amount of blood, even thought it still tests very high.

If the levels don't test lower within the next day or two, I will call again.

I was very proud of Gracie at the vet. Her previous visit involved a lot of pain, first on palpation and then when he collected a specimen of mammary discharge. So Friday, for the first time ever she was a little afraid to go with the tech to the back room. I pushed her gently from behind and encouraged her before she would trot off. The tech came back a moment later and asked permission to sedate if necessary.

A few minutes later the vet returned with her, definitely *not* doped up, lol, and he said she did well.

The first time he met her he declared her, "Too barky."

This time, at the end of the visit he hesitated at the door and watched, smiling, while I put on her e-collar. And then quietly said, "She's a good girl," before quietly turning and leaving us.
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