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"It's OK to not be OK right now." A month of grief, worry and frustration



This is a good write up for those who aren’t feeling Ok right now and/or have hit the wall.
My adult daughter did a couple of nights ago and called me literally blubbering for a couple of hours and I did too over Easter as the tears kept rising up and nipping at my eyes.

None of this seems to make any sense and it sometimes feels as the world’s gone mad.
The last thing I think we need at a time like this, is a President inciting riots,
Cooler heads must prevail.

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Let's show solidarity.

All of the tweets and emails made me more confident about what I wrote in Saturday morning's newsletter, about the importance of showing solidarity with people who are suffering for all sorts of reasons.
The sheer scope of the unfolding tragedy is mind-boggling. "Over the past 24 hours, we've lost 4,591 Americans," Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday night. "That's more in a single day than we lost in the entire Iraq War."
As CNN commentator Amanda Carpenter wrote the other day, "It seems like every time I check the news there's another something thousand dead. We are passing major markers without even blinking or pausing to mourn. We all need to stop and assess. Please."


https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/18/media/reliable-sources-newsletter-grief/index.html
We will not win fighting what we hate but by saving what we love.

Keep Calm and Carry On 👍


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Rep. Ilhan Omar on Friday unveiled legislation aimed at providing relief to “the millions of Americans currently at risk of housing instability and homelessness” by canceling all rent and home mortgage payments for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Omar’s legislation, titled the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, would not merely suspend rent payments temporarily and require tenants to pay back-rent when the coronavirus subsides.

The bill, as Omar’s office emphasized in a summary, “would constitute a full payment forgiveness, with no accumulation of debt for renters or homeowners and no negative impact on their credit rating or rental history.”

“The legislation will establish a relief fund for landlords and mortgage holders to cover losses from the cancelled payments and create an optional fund to fully finance the purchase of private rental properties by non-profits, public housing authorities, cooperatives, community land trusts, and states or local governments—in order to increase the availability of affordable housing during this downturn,” the summary states.

The Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act is co-sponsored by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Jesús García (D-Ill.), and Grace Meng (D-N.Y.).

The bill was also endorsed by dozens of progressive advocacy groups, including People’s Action, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the National Coalition for the Homeless.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/17/ilhan-omar-bill-would-cancel-all-rent-and-mortgage-payments-duration-covid-19-crisis


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beebee wrote:

"It's OK to not be OK right now." A month of grief, worry and frustration



This is a good write up for those who aren’t feeling Ok right now and/or have hit the wall.
My adult daughter did a couple of nights ago and called me literally blubbering for a couple of hours and I did too over Easter as the tears kept rising up and nipping at my eyes.

None of this seems to make any sense and it sometimes feels as the world’s gone mad.
The last thing I think we need at a time like this, is a President inciting riots,
Cooler heads must prevail.




"Truth is, I hit a wall. Gutted by the death toll. Disturbed by the government's shortcomings. Dismayed by political rhetoric that bears no resemblance to reality. Worried about friends who are losing their jobs and kids who are missing school and senior citizens who are living in fear. I crawled in bed and cried for our pre-pandemic lives. I think those tears had been waiting a month to escape.”

I haven’t hit a wall yet, nor have I been reduced to tears, but I am very, very weary. I’m weary of a federal government that appears to be incapable of getting its act together to save lives in this pandemic. Nationwide testing ? Nationwide distribution of supplies ?  Nationwide leadership ?  Nope. Nope. And Nope. I’m fortunate to live in Ohio where Gov DeWine stepped up and took the initiative early on. In the future, whatever office he runs for, he has my vote.

I’m weary of a President who is using coronavirus briefings as his own campaign rallies, who insults reporters asking reasonable questions, who thinks he is king, who says one thing one day and the opposite thing the day after...  I’m appalled at our President’s attempt to encourage protest in some Democratic governors’ states. I’m frightened that our President appears to be coming more and more unhinged, that those around him do not seem willing to speak up, 

Weary, frightened, and appalled is not a good place to be, but here I am, wearing my mask and trying to maintain social distancing.
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And to think the federal .gov has been courting war with Russia for years. Imagine how royally fucked we would be had they gotten that wish.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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And to think the federal .gov has been courting war with Russia for years. Imagine how royally fucked we would be had they gotten that wish.


I don’t understand the connection.
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A virus has shut down the NATO war games. 4 Aircraft carrier battle groups, our economy and way of life. Due to complete incompetence.
Just imagine what a war with Russia would hold in store for our "empire" of dirt.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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And to think the federal .gov has been courting war with Russia for years. Imagine how royally fucked we would be had they gotten that wish.


Well we’ve been discussing the Wuhan Level4 Biolab here on this site for weeks so now it seems Trump and the GOP have glommed on to it as an excuse for their failures even tho US supposedly funded it and were previously warned.

Must have taken a page from the DIM playbook, blame game.
Divert, divert, divert attention, Will Robinson!

ChinaGate is the new RussiaGate.
We will not win fighting what we hate but by saving what we love.

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"Truth is, I hit a wall. Gutted by the death toll. Disturbed by the government's shortcomings. Dismayed by political rhetoric that bears no resemblance to reality. Worried about friends who are losing their jobs and kids who are missing school and senior citizens who are living in fear. I crawled in bed and cried for our pre-pandemic lives. I think those tears had been waiting a month to escape.”



I’m weary of a President who is using coronavirus briefings as his own campaign rallies, who insults reporters asking reasonable questions, who thinks he is king, who says one thing one day and the opposite thing the day after...  I’m appalled at our President’s attempt to encourage protest in some Democratic governors’ states. I’m frightened that our President appears to be coming more and more unhinged, that those around him do not seem willing to speak up, 




‘Unhinged’ is exactly the word that comes to mind for anyone watching these nightly Task Force Updates, especially when it comes to the press asking Trump questions.

I don’t have DTS, and was always willing to give him a chance, but just like denying Joementia, this is no different. The guy’s clearly unstable and a loose cannon.

Most of us know he always has been a narcissist, where he sees every thing in terms of being a reflection on him, but during a pandemic, we really need facts, not his rating of how well he has done. A plus, my foot!

He’s become nuts. From thinking just this week, he has absolute power as in a dictator, to reversing his position the very next day to say the governors better know their own states, to the following day acting in support of pulling the rugs out from under them by tweeting liberate!

One doesn’t have to agree w everything the governors have done, such as banning the sell of garden seeds as non essential.  but all the same Trump is deliberately undermining them in the worst way and at the worst of all times.

Remember when he said that there were only 15 cases, of which 14 were recovering and we have this under control?

I realize we are between a rock and a hard place, damned if we do and damned if we don’t open the economy, and also people’s gripes about the invasion of civil liberties, all the same we’ve got someone who is so inconsistent, bipolar at the helm, who thinks this is all about him.

Frigging scary who’s in charge of our hen house.
We will not win fighting what we hate but by saving what we love.

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I was trying to make the point that the idiots that run our country be it R or D ever start a war with someone who shoots back that we are not at all prepared for the results.
Supply lines shut. Refineries bombed. Power grids knocked out etc.
We have no civil defense whatsoever.
Would make this Covid19 colossal disaster seem like a day at the beach.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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And let me just say, “Sold out our liberty for a $1200 check” also strikes a cord w me too, because just like  9/11 this is undoubtedly what they will try to or are already doing. I have no doubt about this either.

”Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

But what I really think is, they’ve not told the truth, or been able to predict the course of this virus from the git go and would have no problems sacrificing some ‘workers’.
”its under control at 14” oh really ?

Where are we at now 650,00, 3/4’s of a mil plus, I’ve lost count but so have they, (deliberately?) with a lack of testing?

Who’s going to believe this shit?

And ths 14 who were ‘under control’ mushroomed into this but we should open the economy now w this number? Oh right. Won’t spread.

I don’t think the protesters so much want to return to unsafe work conditions but rather want to be able to support themselves and their families.

The govt could do this, help people financially get thru this rather than banks, incite or let fears spark civil unrest.

That being said I am for releasing the pressure valve and allowing people who respect self distancing boundaries back into parks/beaches for walks, not partying on the beach, to get out into the fresh air and or buy paint and ‘roses’.

Doesn’t  matter who is doing it but overzealous, vain, power hungry people of any stripe don’t make good leaders.

We need reasonable, levelheaded people in charge
We will not win fighting what we hate but by saving what we love.

Keep Calm and Carry On 👍


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Sriracha
Unbelievable that seeds are listed as non essential. To me it's almost like someone is trying to make things worse. with the farmers dumping produce on the ground like it's 1931 and meat plants closing across the country. Seeds are going to be our next currency. If they were really worried about too many people being inside the store couldn't the stores just set up out door check out for things like seeds and other popular "non essential" items?
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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