World Emergency Wednesday

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After Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday introduced a resolution declaring the climate crisis a national emergency, grassroots environmental groups pressured members of Congress to back the declaration and heed its call for transformative action.

“Instead of remaining complicit in worsening the effects of climate change, members of Congress in both the House and Senate must respond to this resolution with the urgency and support that this moment demands,” said climate group Extinction Rebellion, which is holding a rally in Washington, D.C. Tuesday evening to urge lawmakers to sign on to the emergency declaration.

“Today we stand in solidarity with tens of millions of people from around the world in calling for a mass mobilization of our social and economic resources,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement. “Working to solve the climate crisis will create tens of millions of union jobs, empower communities, and improve the quality of life for people across the globe.”

“What we need now is congressional leadership to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and tell them that their short term profits are not more important than the future of the planet”

—Sen. Bernie Sanders The resolution, also sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), states “there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes.”—

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20 Responses to World Emergency Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!! (Check your gmail)

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  2. Carol says:

    Went to town and picked up my, what else, Prednisone. Four tabs for 3 days, 3 tabs for 3 days, etc.

    I also bought myself a Michigan lotto ticket, a sure loser, did it anyway. Would like to win to help pay for all the Prednisone and ER visits, lol.

    It was cheap $3.19. I don’t understand health insurance, I don’t understand mine. I have a $3,800 deductible but they don’t make me use it up, up front. It’s like they meet it out so I don’t get stuck paying $3,800 out of my pocket until I satisfy that amount.

    Not complaining though, just wondering why they aren’t making me cough up the full amount of everything until the deductible is satisfied.

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    • Micki says:

      Carol — I’d guess it has to do with the &^%$# (insurance/pharma friendly ACA) — specifically the Part D drug benefit.

      Here’s an *explanation* — if you want to call it that! Who comes up with this bullshit!?

      (Oh, we know the answer to that.)

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Part_D_coverage_gap

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      • Carol says:

        Bob started to buy one of his inhaler drugs through a Canadian pharmacy because of how cheap it was. If he didn’t do that he would have reached the doughnut hole halfway thru the year and the inhaler stuff here was something like $300 a month. THAT amount was out of the question. The drug would come from Germany, from India, etc., He didn’t care, it was all about the money he’d have to spend that we didn’t have.

        I kind of skimmed the article because it mostly talked about the doughnut hole, nothing jumped out at me as to why they’re not making me spend that $3,800 out of my pocket first before they help me out. That $3,800, I’m sure, is not just for my drugs, it’s for anything I used my health insurance on. I think. But damn I HATE reading about that shit. I’d be more likely to delve into it all if I was being drained of money.

        Thanks for the article though, Micki.

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  3. Den says:

    I have been taking Prednisone for many years at 10mg/day, it covers up my arthritis pain well, never seems like not enough either, the comfort zone. There are side effects like skin on my arms and hands is weak and tears easily, bleeding and under skin from bumping stuff to hard. If I try to reduce below 10mg, my RA/OA comes back with a painful vengeance, ouch!

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    • Carol says:

      The stuff I picked up this morning is 10 mg. So far no side effects except I thought I was experiencing the euphoria. I could have felt like that just because my tongue didn’t kill me.

      Did the Prednisone pump up your muscles??? Someone told me I should start working out while I have the steroid help, lol.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    No neuz is good neuz.

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  5. Micki says:

    Prednisone is a wonder drug in many ways…but with dreadful side effects for others… bone loss for one. People on long-term Prednisone can experience spinal problems, including collapsed vertebrae. Others balloon like a tick. Pick your poison!

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    A squirrel. There are so few this year that to see one is remarkable. Also, a long haul van with the longest tractor I have seen; it sported the equivalent of a tiny house behind the cab, ahead of the semi attachment.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Will the New Orleans river levees be breached? I won’t bet against it…

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  8. Den says:

    Never attempt a grill jump before dinner:

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