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Laura PourMeADrink

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NYDN... "Things are getting back to normal I see"

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Mar 24, 2021, 12:58 AM (1 replies)

The current epidemic of hate crimes against Asian-Americans must STOP.

https://twitter.com/MaryLTrump/status/1372019876802531335?s=20
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:06 PM (3 replies)

Online Virtual St. Paddy's Day Party next Wed March 17th

https://www.ireland.com/en-us/features/st-patricks-day-at-home?utm_content=MainCTA_longemailMarch10-SPDPreview&user_id=ccf09129dd4d7d92787e90a3ce7f867bfbc5971d9d4ba68d3adb6762b92bf999&utm_source=zeta&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021_warm_email_program_march10n&bt_ee=W4pKU3oEiKDXIEBB6NepCDt2Vu4Y87%2FFnwPXNdl6%2FNQCg%2F3%2Bf0Cuf5zK1RrFeX3VTJRJYgL%2B30AeOJ73PzKX6QaJwSpMKHo6ZxysZhrUGJdC0yt8Ne8pIcgWKaUexuUy&bt_ts=1615398036884

The big St Patrick's Day party!
From the island of Ireland comes the St Patrick's Day party we've all been waiting for! This fun-filled 90-minute show will be broadcast LIVE on March 17 from three of Ireland's best-loved pubs and will bring a festival of music, Irish dancing, special guests and a few surprises right into your living room.

The Celtic Drummers will kick off the entertainment with a pulse-pounding opening ceremony in Dublin, while folk superstars the Shamrock Tenors will join from Belfast. We'll even have Riverdance dropping by to show us how it’s done!

Add in some lively "show and tells" on everything from playing the spoons to pouring the perfect pint of Guinness from a can, and you've got a night to remember.

Tune in from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (ET) on March 17 on Facebook or watch below on YouTube. #StPatricksDayAtH
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:23 AM (5 replies)

Self seeding Volunteers

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/flowers-plant-themselves%3famp=true

Flowers That Plant Themselves
Sure, they're called annuals, but buy their seeds once, and you'll have blooms year after year.

Blooms That Come Back

bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus)
clasping coneflower (Dracopis amplexicaulis)
coleus *
coreopsis
cosmos
crested cockscomb (Celosia argentea)
forget-me-not *
impatiens *
Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa)
larkspur
love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)
money plant (Lunaria annua) *
opium and Shirley poppies
Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota carota)
spider flower (Cleome hasslerana)
sweet William
zinnia
* Will grow in shade
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Mar 9, 2021, 01:15 PM (2 replies)

Just have to stop and laugh out loud in awe at the magnitude of his legacy

As president;

1) You directly and indirectly caused HALF A MILLION Americans to die

2) You broke records for job loss and national debt

3) You were impeached twice, first time in history.

4) You tried to bribe a foreign government for personal gain.

5) You encouraged violent followers to invade the halls of Congress to stop the vote finalization. Five died

6). You lost the House for your party.

7). You lost the Senate for your party

8). You lost the WH for your party.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Mar 9, 2021, 11:15 AM (97 replies)

78% of Covid hospitalizations were of people overweight

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/covid-cdc-study-finds-roughly-78percent-of-people-hospitalized-were-overweight-or-obese.html

Excerpts:

About 78% of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new study Monday.

Just over 42% of the U.S. population was considered obese in 2018, according to the agency’s most recent statistics. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.

“As clinicians develop care plans for COVID-19 patients, they should consider the risk for severe outcomes in patients with higher BMIs, especially for those with severe obesity,” the CDC wrote.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Mar 8, 2021, 05:22 PM (19 replies)

% of population vaccinated. Bottom 13 states have Republican Governors

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/28/960901166/how-is-the-covid-19-vaccination-campaign-going-in-your-state



Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun Mar 7, 2021, 09:20 AM (30 replies)

Jeez, did Qtrump realize we'd lump his entire January 6th crowd together?

As if they were ALL guilty of storming the Capitol.

Evidently, there are no good #s on:
1) How many broke in, but did see a 250 estimate.

2) How many were in the entire crowd? "Thousands" were a guess. NBC predicted 30k would attend - unlikely that happened.

Perhaps we can make a wag - less than 10% broke in? 90+% didn't?

If you believe Qtrump and his cronies orchestrated this day, they used the dimmer followers (90+%) to provide cover for the core group of insurrectionists.

Yet we, and the news, blame the entire crowd for breaking in? Did Qtrump know we would? And, he is now using that to his advantage. Snippets of his speech the other day show that. He now has them believing that they, the 90+%, were loving followers being blamed for the insurrection.

Predicting crowd size
https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/it-is-difficult-if-not-impossible-to-estimate-the-size-of-the-crowd-that-stormed-capitol-hill-152889
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:41 PM (2 replies)
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