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Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
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About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Friday Night Wine-Buzz. Celebrating a good day for liberals!

I love you all!

Man, I have such a monstrous crush on Nancy Pelosi...

Has anyone here considered the potential irony of a 'Kennedy/Castro' ticket?

Tough sell?

Are there any good books out there about American WWII maintenance depots?

Sounds like a silly topic to ask about or to be interested in. But I'd like to read further about the guys who kept the Allies rolling after the D-Day invasion.

When an Allied tank, truck, jeep, or self-propelled artillery piece was hit or disabled, it was usually very quickly replaced from newly-manufactured stock, and the soldiers kept on going. The natural assumption is that American heavy industry produced so much materiel that combat losses were always replaced with new equipment.

But I've read brief accounts in several books on WWII about how hundreds of unsung soldier-mechanics came along after the battles and towed away wrecked machinery, took it to a maintenance and repair depot, and put the vehicles back into service. Or cannibalized total losses for parts. I'd love to read about how these depots were planned, organized, set up, and operated. They were marvels of military conservation.

When tanks or trucks operated by Soviet soldiers broke down, they would be abandoned, and the troops would just carry on until they got new ones. The young boys from backward peasant upbringings had no knowledge of how to maintain their vehicles. Many American boys, OTOH, having grown up with farm tractors or tinkering with private automobiles, knew how to keep their beasts in running condition.

Anyway, any suggestions?

Friday Night Wine-Buzz. Ask me anything.

I love you all...

Just had a patient from our substance abuse treatment center decline his vaccines because

"It's against my religion!"

He was in for IV heroin and meth use and had enough tattoo ink in him to print a Bible.

If his religion permits tattoos and drug use, but prohibits vaccines, I wonder what his religion is, and if maybe he should choose a new one...

Fun and games with anti-vaxxers...

(BTW, I convinced him to get his immunizations...)

Friday Night Wine-Buzz. Trying to shake off a rotten day.

I love you all...

Boy howdy, what a morning in clinic!

A sexual abuse victim and a sexual abuser all in one clinic session.

The one was not the abuser of the other, but after leaving the exam room of the abuse victim nearly in tears, I wasn't in the best frame of mind to be Physician Assistant Happy Friendly Guy to the abuser (who was here on a DOC-contract visit, ankle monitor and all...)

Is it the weekend yet?...

Anyone know where I can buy a case for my iPad Generation 1, model A1219?

Shut up! I know it's old, but it still runs like a dream; no need to get a new one.

Amazon and eBay did everything but laugh at me for wanted a case for such an old model. None of the brick-and-mortar Apple stores have them.

The old case is falling apart. It's more duct tape than anything else...

Friday Night Wine-Buzz. Ask me anything...

I love you all...

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