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Independent.mind

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Hometown: Midwest
Home country: USA
Member since: Fri Jul 14, 2017, 04:37 PM
Number of posts: 7,395

About Me

I am an independent that does not align with either party I have often described myself as a fiscal conservative and social moderate. Professionally I have done everything from being in sales, managing the customer service department and running a multifacility manufacturing company in the US I have traveled and done business internationally for a number of years.

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Doctors, nurses fighting coronavirus are having pay and benefits impacted as employers lose revenue

"Staffing companies that have contracts with hospitals and employ those who work in emergency rooms say the coronavirus has eaten into one of their main sources of revenue: non-essential, elective procedures, which are being postponed nationwide as states are directing facilities to go all-hands-on-deck to fight the coronavirus."

“Despite the risks our providers are facing, and the great work being done by our teams, the economic challenges brought forth by COVID-19 have not spared our industry,” Alteon Health CEO Steve Holtzclaw wrote in a memo to its employees earlier this week, which was obtained by ProPublica."

"The company, which said it employs more than 1,700 clinicians across 16 states and the District of Columbia, has announced a 20-percent pay cut for administrative staff and a suspension of 401(k) matches, bonuses and paid time off, according to ProPublica."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hospital-workers-fighting-coronavirus-pay-benefits-cut
Posted by Independent.mind | Wed Apr 1, 2020, 04:48 PM (13 replies)

The game is on "US Airlines seek $50billion from the Federal Government"

"The U.S. airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and will ask the federal government for a $50 billion aid package, according to Airlines for America (AFA), an airline advocacy organization.

“U.S. carriers are in need of immediate assistance as the current economic environment is simply not sustainable,” an AFA statement said. “This is compounded by the fact that the crisis does not appear to have an end in sight.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/u-s-airlines-seek-50-billion-from-federal-government-for-coronavirus-recovery/

No telling what the final cost of this is going to be.
Posted by Independent.mind | Tue Mar 17, 2020, 05:36 PM (10 replies)

Incredible Car

"Okay just try to wrap your head around this, because I can’t. I’m just going to lay out the facts. It has a 600 horsepower three-cylinder twin-turbo engine. It has three electric motors. It’s got 1,700 HP total. It has one single gear. It will do zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds. It’ll do at least 250 mph. And it has two LATCH anchor positions for car seats."


https://jalopnik.com/the-koenigsegg-gemara-is-a-1-700-hp-warp-speed-machine-1842059661
Posted by Independent.mind | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 10:24 AM (5 replies)

The Gerald Ford conducts high speed turns during sea trials

Cool video.
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Posted by Independent.mind | Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:00 AM (33 replies)

Congratulations to the Washington Nationals!!!

They never gave up the fight and did something never done before, 4 road wins to claim the World Series Championship!!!

As a National League baseball fan I am very happy today.

What a series to watch, and what a game 7 to end it!!!

Posted by Independent.mind | Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:47 AM (11 replies)

Corruption, graft and lawlessness

I welcome the investigation and prosecution of corruption, graft and lawlessness among the political class.

Regardless of who or which party none of these things should be tolerated and should be investigated whenever necessary and prosecuted whenever possible.

EDIT HERE: Politicians from both parties are guilty of abusing the trust placed in them by the voters and taxpayers of this great nation and we should all be incensed by corruption, graft and lawlessness.

AMDENDED TO ADD:
The DNC and the RNC are both far to beholding to big money donors and do the bidding of those donors more consistently and more effectively than they do for the average citizen.
Posted by Independent.mind | Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:03 PM (11 replies)

RIP Jessi Combs

"Jessi Combs killed in jet-powered car crash"

"Speed racer Jessi Combs — known as the “fastest woman on four wheels” — was killed in a crash while attempting to break her own land speed record in Oregon, according to reports."

"Combs, 39, was driving her jet-powered car Tuesday through the Alvord Desert when the accident happened, Road and Track reported."

"Combs, a former host of “Mythbusters,” has held the record for the “fastest woman on four wheels” after she piloted her jet-powered North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger at a speed of 398 mph in 2013."

https://nypost.com/2019/08/28/jessi-combs-killed-in-jet-powered-car-crash/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_4434041
Posted by Independent.mind | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:48 AM (7 replies)

Thin Lizzy Last Studio Album

Recently rediscovered this gem.
Despite the terrible 80's over-production and heavy keyboards there are some really great songs on that album.
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Posted by Independent.mind | Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:23 AM (2 replies)

Very interesting

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07jn38f/the-desert-oasis-with-clues-to-early-life
Posted by Independent.mind | Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:51 AM (9 replies)

I pledge allegiance................

The original pledge as penned by Francis Bellamy August 1892 and originally published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892.

"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Modified in 1923:
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

And again in 1954:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Both minor but meaningful modifications.

Note there is no comma between one nation and under god.
The way it typically recited is incorrect.
Based on the punctuation there should not be a pause between one nation and under god, it should be recited as a single phrase and makes more sense if stated that way.
http://www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm


So who was the patriot that wrote the original version of the pledge that with only minor modifications we recite today?

Francis Julius Bellamy (1855–1931) was an American Christian socialist minister and author, best known for writing the original version of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.

Bellamy was a Christian socialist who "championed 'the rights of working people and the equal distribution of economic resources, which he believed was inherent in the teachings of Jesus.'" In 1891, Bellamy was "forced from his Boston pulpit for preaching against the evils of capitalism", and eventually stopped attending church altogether after moving to Florida, reportedly because of the racism he witnessed there. Francis's career as a preacher ended because of his tendency to describe Jesus as a socialist. In the 21st century, Bellamy is considered an early American democratic socialist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bellamy
Posted by Independent.mind | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 12:07 PM (54 replies)
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