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  1. Pitiful response. A women' public restroom is a current social construct. Deal with it. There are those who believe that there is no sanctity in that construct and anyone identifying as a woman should be welcome to use the facilities, unencumbered, even if they are of the male gender. Certainly, if there were a disabled women who was receiving care from someone giving the appearance of being a male, it should be perfectly acceptable for the male caregiver to announce their intentions and then take free access to the facility. If your speaking as a woman regarding the dangers a woman might face in the restroom of her gender, I applaud your bravado. Otherwise, I know several women who have confided to me that the use of a gender specific toilet, by someone of another gender is frightful and disgusting.
  2. You're giving an absurd anecdotal example of violating women's public restrooms. I would wholeheartedly agree that any Karen, Mary, or Donna who might be offended by the caregiver's intrusion would be totally out-of-line. To my point, which you avoided. Anymore, the Women's Rest Room is, effectively a deprecated, legacy term. Anyone, more specifically, any man is free to sully the notion that there are only 2 genders. I suppose all restrooms should be unisex, because, because, they offend the senses of all the many Karens.
  3. Anymore, nothing is sacred, not Dr. Suess, not a women's public restroom. The system that got us where we are has been deemed in need of change. Says Ilhan Omar (D-MN), "We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.” Are some in Oregon looking at types like Illhan Omar, Gavin Newsome, Andrew Cuomo and asking themselves is the US is going full tilt cuckoo? This wokeness thing might spawn some "unintended" consequences. Those in Oregon may be looking for their own safe harbor. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
  4. Year's ago we worked a lot of overtime and the company served hot meals with at least 2 entrées. One year, it was St. Paddy's Day. One of those entrées was tainted ham. A lot of people were sent to the hospital for food poisoning that evening. True story. Recalling that evening meal, we'd joke and ask "How bad was that tainted ham?" And there was always someone who would respond: "Bad enough to gag a maggot". The Cuomo's are that bad. They fit that old adage to a T. At least we got to go to the hospital and there were no fatalities, unlike what transpired under the current Cuomo regime.
  5. Pulled from a wiki page, this on Dr, Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel : Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. Posted the above as a placeholder. The NEA still has one working day to formally distance itself from Dr. Seuss, as a respected author, illustrator, and positive influence on our children. Who's next? Maurice Sendak? He's another favorite of mine, even now as I am an adult. I'm sure Sendak is in "their" sights, too.
  6. The facts are that on March 25, 2020 an unconscionable advisory, a directive, was issued by Governor Cuomo and his state Department of Health. It commanded NHs to accept any and all that sought care or comfort at any NH in New York State without any qualification. The advisory was issued anticipating and knowing full well, in writing, that some actively infected applicants might apply for NH admission. Specifically, NHs were precluded from restricting the admission of anyone irregardless of whether or not an individual was actively infected with Covid-19. Per the advisory: DATE: March 25,2020 TO:Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and Hospital Discharge Planners FROM:New York State Department of Health. No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission. My question: What responsible politician and what government medical practitioner would abandon their mission statement, their creed to "Do No Harm" and yet still issue the above death certificate, advisory? If possibly worse, the state (Cuomo), then subsequently failed properly account for the irreparable harm that was being caused.
  7. It's disheartening to hear this.
  8. Received a small package placed in my mail box last week. Right address, wrong state. Next day gave the package to the postal person delivering mail that day. Informed the postal person about the right address wrong state. Next day, the package arrives, again. It was snowing and my truck was covered. Still I wiped the truck clean and went to the post office. Told the counter person. Counter person wrote a note said it would handed to a supervisor. It hasn't showed up a third time, yet.
  9. Watching the finals of the Australian Open right now. Jennifer Brady vs. Naomi Osaka. It is a taped version of the actual 2021 finals, I did not watch it live. To my point. Australia opened the initial, preliminary rounds of the tournament allowing limited fan attendance. By the end of the 3rd round, Australia closed the tourney to any/all fans. There was 5 day fan lock down. No fans were allowed . Now Australia has reversed it's stance on the lock down and fans are again welcomed. Here for at least the finals, by my estimation, the enclosed stands must have 60 percent seated fans. Looks like more, really. How do you assemble the data to approve such a turn around in the risk - benefit of this potential super spreader event? The tennis players were qualified to work, since they were deemed essential personnel. I just find it confusing. I trust your findings and comments. There may be troubles world wide, I focus more on my immediate country. Somewhere, in this thread (?) , it's been said that the past 6 or 7 weeks have shown a remarkable turn for good in the Covid-19 pandemic, here in the US. Fantastic. I took my 1st vaccination 2 weeks ago and it will be another 2 weeks before my shot. Be safe. Here on Comcast/xFinity, Jennifer Brady just lost to Osaka. Gotta get back to Tennis Channel Live. It's a special subscription service, I get one more channel as well, NFL Red Zone. Over and out.
  10. The Wuhan Flu pandemic is over. Coincidentally, Joe Biden is President. Donald Trump is not President. And, the Apple retail store at the Christiana Mall, Christiana, DE, is back open, again. The Apple Store had been closed to the public for many many months. It is a very large retail and sales tax free store. It's always flooded with shoppers. For the past several months, you could only place a phone order and there were Apple associates that would hand your order to you at a window in the store front. Passing by today, the store interior is back displaying Apple products with store associates interacting with customers. There was a line of customers at least 3 dozen long waiting for their turn to access the retail floor.
  11. It's not huge? Earth to Dude, where you been all this time?
  12. No. It's all good. Iran was due that $1.7 billion Obama sent (in cash). It's so and here's how the Los Angeles Time headline reported it: $1.7-billion payment to Iran was all in cash due to effectiveness of sanctions, White House says.
  13. And maybe there was no toilet paper. But I do remember where I never saw Lucy sleep in the same bed as her husband Ricky. I guess they may have secretly consummated their marriage, since there was a little Ricky that they spoke of. There were prescribed norms and a period for "family" TV viewing. Today, it's no holds barred. There is no moral compass on the public airwaves and sex sells. So much for moving forward into the great new times of debauchery. So, all change is for the better? Not always.
  14. I'll see your eschews and raise one myself: Ever watch Family Feud, and not the version hosted by Richard Dawson. Seems the current franchise eschews the use of an all white family feud. Just my observation.
  15. I approach viewing a 14 minute video with hesitation, even with the playback speed setting increased. But, if might say so, this video was awesome.