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About bcl05

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  • Birthday 03/13/1975

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  • Birthdate
    March 13
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    Birding, medicine, cooking, crosswords
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    All my life
  • Favorite Redskin
    Jim Lachey
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    Rochester, MN
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  1. I’m about to start two weeks of inpatient call. Should be interesting. I think our PPE situation is ok for now.
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    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

    There are countless videos from the last week of cops being wildly out of control, violent, aggressive, etc. I have yet to see ONE video where another cop stops the beating. There is a rotten culture within police forces. This is not an issue of bad apples. Its appalling. We need a re-imagining of how we staff, train, and use police forces.
  3. Trump was asked about trust for police among POC. This is the transcript of his response. I am now dumber for having read this. I would love to hear anyone defend this madness, just for the sheer audacity and denial of reality.
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    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

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    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

    This is an excellent article. https://newrepublic.com/article/157981/police-take-side-white-vigilantes
  6. We just finished watching Bosch. Its a pretty standard crime/detective show, but we really enjoyed it. I think its more fun than really good, but definitely binge-able. Its on Amazon.
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    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

    Just announced a curfew for my town in Minnesota tonight. Fingers crossed.
  8. I should have been clearer. I think the failure to accurately account for our dead is both intentional and incompetence.
  9. We are still dramatically undercounting COVID deaths. Not clear if this is intentional misleading or just incompetence.
  10. No medical professional (myself included) advocated for shutting down simply to shut down. The entire point was to shut down to buy time, reduce the peak, and build infrastructure. We should have been spending every second of the shut down organizing a systematic, data-driven, comprehensive testing and contact tracing system. If we had that, we could reopen safely, with much greater knowledge of where the virus is, who is at risk, etc. We could have also spent that time emphasizing and educating about the critical importance of handwashing, social distancing, and mask wearing. Instead, we had a devastating economic shutdown with minimal progress and benefit. The idiots in charge did not lead, and we are going to reopen in a far less organized and far less safe way than needed to happen. The number of cases and number of deaths is far worse than it had to be, and is going to get worse again. Competence would have helped in this crisis.
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    Nazis showing up at places uninvited.

    That dog-birder incident hit home to me. I'm also an avid birder, and spend a ton of time alone in parks, often being quiet in the woods. I encounter idiots with off-leash dogs in areas with endangered birds nesting all. the. time. I always - always ask people to leash their dogs, in accordance to the local rules (often these are in places where dogs aren't allowed at all, leashed or not). I'm not always polite about it. I've never been threatened, and no one has ever called the police on me. I'm white, obviously.