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Pretty bouncy pup!
Wow. Just wow.
Someone tried to get a free ride. No ticket? No travel!
Michelle and I grieve with the families of the victims of the shooting in Boulder, just as we grieve with the families of the people killed in Atlanta and everyone else who has lost a loved one to gun violence.
We are also grateful for the courage of Officer Eric Talley, who ran into danger to protect others, and we hope his memory and the memory of all those weve lost will not be in vain. Because in addition to grief, we are also feeling a deep, familiar outrage that we as a nation continue to tolerate these kinds of random, senseless acts day in and day out without taking any significant actionan outrage that people in Colorado have known far too often over the years.
In so many ways, our lives may soon start to return to normal after a long, difficult year filled with so much loss. But in a normal life, we should be able to buy groceries without fear. We should be able to go to school, or go out with our friends, or worship together without mentally planning our escape if someone shows up with a gun. We should be able to live our lives without wondering if the next trip outside our home could be our last.
We should. But in America, we cant.
It is long past time for those with the power to fight this epidemic of gun violence to do so. It will take time to root out the disaffection, racism and misogyny that fuels so many of these senseless acts of violence. But we can make it harder for those with hate in their hearts to buy weapons of war. We can overcome opposition by cowardly politicians and the pressure of a gun lobby that opposes any limit on the ability of anyone to assemble an arsenal. We can, and we must.
A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country. We shouldnt have to choose between one type of tragedy and another. Its time for leaders everywhere to listen to the American people when they say enough is enoughbecause this is a normal we can no longer afford.
How many more times?
Has your weight changed during the pandemic? 61% of Americans are up or down -- avg of 29 lbs gained
Yikes! Average weight gain of 29 pounds during the Covid era. Those who have lost weight are down on average of 26 pounds.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) A year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, more than half of U.S. adults report undesired weight change.
The American Psychological Association (APA) reports 61% of adults have experienced weight loss or weight gain, unintentionally, over the last year.
Conway Medical Centers Bariatric Specialist, Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid, says when you add staying home plus mental disturbance, the outcome is obesity.
Most of my patients have either been not losing weight or have been gaining weight. And every time I speak with them, they say, doctor listen, Ive been home, and all I do is eat, Dr. Nuwayhid said.
Can you think of any others?
She steps in it every time!
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