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About Me: A cancer surgery RN who speaks 5 languages, had lived in Europe for years, pragmatic politically with a lean to the left and a committed dog lover (or "whacko" as my mother says.
Comment on: Federal judge says Patrick administration cannot block sale of painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/16/2014 09:30:14 EDT
No, Gandalf433, I was talking about pain meds in general, opiates in particular. I see your point on Zohydro, but the Governor and the media have hyped this all up out of proportion. Opiate addictio more »
Comment on: Spring Awakening - Food & dining - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/15/2014 09:50:54 EDT
God, the Globe has become meat centric. No wonder I no longer read the Food and Dining sections. more »
Comment on: One year later, return to bombing site eases fears, sadness of Globe photographer John Tlumacki - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/15/2014 08:59:08 EDT
Thank you, Mr. Tlumacki! Your skill and artistry combine to give a full visual where the imagination shuts down due to being overwhelmed. more »
Comment on: Editor Bob Mankoff on the evolution of New Yorker cartoons - Books - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/15/2014 08:51:31 EDT
Years and years and years ago there was a New Yorker cartoon of a couple driving on the freeway and there was a sign saying, "Welcome to New Jersey: The New Jersey State!" And even though I knew not more »
Posted 04/15/2014 08:36:57 EDT
Boatwrote, please grow up and try, just try, to add something meaningful to the discussion rather than snark and name calling. more »
Posted 04/15/2014 08:35:02 EDT
No, I'm talking about people in genuine pain. I'm a nurse and have patients, especially older people, who are scared to death of opiates even when their blood pressures and heart rate are dangerously more »
Comment on: Women sue lingerie companies over fat-reducing garments - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/15/2014 08:28:49 EDT
Well, uh...DUH! more »
Posted 04/15/2014 03:24:43 EDT
After all this negative publicity Zohydro may be a tough sell to the people who could use it the most. more »
Comment on: With new health law, insurers target diabetics - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/14/2014 10:49:11 EDT
Not to mention Cigna... What an awful company.
Comment on: At this late hour, Dave seems to be marking time - Television - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/13/2014 06:37:04 EDT
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Posted 04/12/2014 05:17:24 EDT
Comment on: Boston reaches tentative pay deal with cityâs firefighters - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/12/2014 05:15:36 EDT
Two weeks ago firefighters were super-hero warriors and today they're sucking the lifeblood out of taxpayers. I just feel disgusted reading these comments.
Comment on: SJC: Police do not need search warrants to rescue animals endangered by humans - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 11:11:13 EDT
Great ruling! Hooray for justice!
Comment on: Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 09:54:07 EDT
Hey, Laura, your needle is stuck in that groove again.
Comment on: Arianna Huffington, the queen of online news, tells us to break from our iPhones, iPads - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 09:46:44 EDT
So you read this article...why?
Comment on: Rev. Bruce Wall steps down from advocacy group accused of âshakedownâ by rail company - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 08:52:31 EDT
As shakedowns go, this one was ham-handed, clumsy and jaw-droppingly avaricious. I have lost ALL respect for these clowns.
Comment on: Scott Brown makes U.S. Senate bid official, takes aim at Jeanne Shaheen - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 08:48:35 EDT
If you mean AARP that's funny.:)
Comment on: Co-owner of proposed Everett casino site refuses to sign pledge that no secret partners are involved in land deal - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 08:43:08 EDT
I think the losers will be the thousands of people who'll go into these casinos and lose money they can't afford. Every time I think of gambling I picture my local convenience store parking lot wher more »
Comment on: Beth Israel to use Google Glass throughout emergency room - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 08:12:49 EDT
Just one more way to waste health dollars on foolish, redundant technology. You show me an ER cubicle at the BIDMC that doesn't have a computer in there. The time it takes to access the info on the more »
Comment on: Study by prominent Brigham scientists retracted due to âcompromisedâ data - Science - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 08:00:39 EDT
Academic medicine: publish or perish! vtbrew, you're absolutely correct.
Posted 04/11/2014 07:54:10 EDT
The ACA is not the problem. The implementation was a disaster, though. I'll give you that.
Comment on: Child bride forced to marry poisons groom - World - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 07:47:13 EDT
So a pedophile and a couple of his buddies got murdered by the victim. Good on her. Where do I send a check for a good lawyer? Oh, wait. They're all victims of Sha'riah law so this poor little gi more »
Comment on: Stay-at-home moms rise in reversal of modern family trend - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2014 08:52:25 EDT
Jeez, is that what happened to you? Sounds like you need a job and a life.
Comment on: New York police officer dies of injuries from fire - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2014 08:48:49 EDT
My condolences to this brave man's family.
Comment on: Prosecutors drop North End sex assault charge, citing new evidence - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2014 08:11:56 EDT
Good question. I'd like to know also.