Scotties Toy Box

January 10, 2019

Thank you

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants, News, Thanks — Scottie @ 18:36

I want to thank everyone who came to my Toy Box and left comments, even having conversations while I was not able to be with you.  I spent 3 and 1/2 hours in the dental chair and I am $1798.00 poorer.  So when I finally got home late this afternoon I had to rest.  I am not up and ready at 6:30 PM ( 1830 for those on a 24 hour clock ) I am going to start at the oldest comments and work forward.  If I miss something you want me to address please comment again letting me know.   Thanks.   Hugs

January 9, 2019

This is me, I have had two and headed towards my third

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Health, Memes, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 13:33

this is me, i have had two and headed to my third.

January 2, 2019

And so the harm deepens. We need universal heath care and regulated prices.

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:27

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/01/big-pharma-begins-year-with-hundreds-of-price-hikes/

December 31, 2018

America is a third world country

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Education, Family, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:11

I cried when I read these. This must stop. Have some decency and empathy. Hugs

December 29, 2018

Damn it, when will this bullshit end. You don’t need to abuse children to take care of them. These for profit detention centers need to end.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:33

December 20, 2018

Trump Admin Moves To Restrict Food Stamps Eligibility

Filed under: Children, Economics, Family, Food, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:07

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/trump-admin-moves-to-restrict-food-stamps-eligibility/

If there was work available that a person could do while having childcare and necessary flexibility while paying a wage high enough to afford to feed yourself and your children you wouldn’t need these laws.  The fact is that the single largest group needing food assistance is military families.   One of the largest groups is also low income workers like walmart employees.  People seem to forget for a mother to go work even part time she needs to have childcare, yet none of these programs provide it, nor give an exception for mothers who have no one to look after their children.    It is being between a rock and a hard place, there is no way for a mother to win.  I find it interesting that republicans view wealth.  To get the wealthy to do more they give them tax cuts and rebates.  To get the poor to do more they take away any support or assistance they get.  Really seems backwards to me.  Hugs

 

Raped Teen Immigrant Denied Abortion, Offered Coloring Books by Trump Admin

Filed under: Children, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:02

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/19/raped-teen-immigrant-denied-abortion-offered-coloring-books-by-trump-admin/

… After arriving in the United States, the teenager entered the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which oversees the care of underage migrants who enter the country without authorization and without their parents.

The teen was taken to the anti-abortion facility in January 2018, during the tenure of former ORR Director Scott Lloyd, a longtime abortion opponent who wanted to personally sign off on every request for an abortion made by a teenager in his agency’s care. Lloyd, who was appointed by the Trump administration, was transferred to another position within the Department of Health and Human Services in November.

It is unclear whether the teen who visited the facility in January ever received the procedure. But four other teens ultimately sued the department for refusing to allow them to get abortions while in its care.

The complaint alleges that Lloyd replied to an email about the teenager who wanted an abortionin January. In it, Lloyd asked that she be told that “support is readily available” if she wanted to become a parent and that “in some cases, women or minors who have had abortions have expressed regret from having done so, even when pregnancy is the result of sexual assault.”

This is typical anti-choice propaganda, fueled by religious fundamentalism, and it has no place in any modern government office.

December 19, 2018

Repeal and they never replace

Filed under: Cartoons, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:21

 

 

 

 

 

A little girl died because she was not given anything to drink in US custody. I do not care how remote the post was, the people who worked there had liquids to drink, they could have shared.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Fascism, Food, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:18

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December 18, 2018

Numbering their arms

I have been watching the “All in with Chris Hays” and Lawrence O’Donnell and they are reporting that a group of US congressman, both republican and democrat went across the border into Mexico and brought fifteen families back in to the border check point building with them.  The border patrol is refusing to process them even though there is no one in any of the rooms waiting other than these people.  It was reported earlier that the border patrol staff was writing numbers on peoples forearms and even on babies instead of processing them.  The tRump administration says these people must come to official border check points and yet when they do the administration won’t process anyone.  They simply turn them away.  US troops are in Mexican territory stopping people from getting to the check point buildings.   The same administration also says if you don’t go to the official check points you will not be given a hearing at all.  So they are pulling a scam and the US government is in violation of our own laws and international treaties.   

How long are we going to tolerate this? Tucker Carlson , the dandy of Fox News says that immigrants make our country DIRTY!  Then he doubled down on it.  

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/14-advertisers-have-now-ditched-dirty-tucker-carlson/

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/tucker-carlson-doubles-down-on-dirty-immigrants/

People wake up and smell the racism and the fascism.  This is a scary time, but if we do not want to be the new Germany of the 1930’s , we better act now and get a handle on this.  Almost 40 to 45 % of our country agrees with this horror.  We can not let it tip over into a majority.   We must pressure what congress people we can, we must keep active, we must vote smartly, because the next election could be our last.   We now know our president had dealings with Russia, his people that he supported were making deals with Russia on the sanctions they wanted lifted, we know Russia interfered with our elections and is still doing so, and we know our president has mob ties and appears to have been engaged in money laundering for decades.   Are we a thug nation?  Are we a banana republic?  Will we be the nation that once stood for law and order?  It is late in the game and so much has happened.   But remember the excuses given after world war 2 by the Germans and their supporters were not accepted at all.  What about our countries excuses?  Will they be accepted?  

Last note.  Why the sudden huge build up in the military by tRump?  The military already was bloated beyond any need.  Yet both the republican senate and the republican house at the demand of the republican president forced huge additions to the military budget causing huge budget deficits.   Something is very wrong people.  Be wary.   Hugs

OH and one last note on one of the detention camps for kids, the director says he could let 1300 go to their families in a week if the tRump admin would sign off the paperwork.  The people have been vetted and all is OK, but the tRump admin wont authorize the kids to get out of these detention camps and go to relatives homes. Also in violation of the Flores court agreement that the kids couldn’t be held for more than 20 days they are holding these kids for more than three months so far.  The tRump admins says they can do it so fuck off.   I hope the president soon learns what rule of law means and he gets pulled up by the short hairs.   Hugs

December 17, 2018

Randy sent me these links . Hugs

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Gun Control, Harm, Health, News, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 07:05

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December 16, 2018

Do republicans have no shame ?

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Family, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:59

December 12, 2018

For Ark and the vegetarians

Filed under: Cartoons, Food, Harm, Health, Memes, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:26

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December 10, 2018

Lewis Black | 12/7/18 Wichita KS: Canadian Health Care

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:14

December 6, 2018

Tacos

Filed under: Food, Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, Questions — Scottie @ 13:13

Hello everyone.  Today Ron tried to make tacos with something called Jack Fruit.   I did not care for it.  I am trying to figure out how to make tacos with out hamburger.  I am thinking maybe beans and mushrooms or that and add a bit of refried beans.  We have done very well reducing our meat intake.   Ron has a veggie stew all ready to cook.  I just need to find something for those dishes that hamburg has always been the base to.   Ron loves the meatless tomato sauce I have been making.  If you have any ideas or recipes please let me know.   Hugs

December 5, 2018

Humpback whale gives show after being rescued. It is the season, lets do more to help our aquatic fellows

Filed under: Health, Nature, News, Questions, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:39

December 2, 2018

Seriously disturbing video. Watch: High School Staff Forces Bathroom Stall Door Open While Trans Girl Uses Toilet

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Youth — Scottie @ 09:35

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/11/watch-high-school-staff-forces-bathroom-stall-door-open-while-trans-girl-uses-toilet/

She was only trying to use the bathroom when school staff forced open the stall door, exposing the minor to several leering adult staff members.

In a deplorable demonstration of transgender discrimination and poor judgment, staff members at Osseo Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, can be seen on video forcing open a bathroom stall door because a transgender teen was using the toilet.

The transgender teen said she was “scared and violated” when the group of adults forcibly opened a private stall while she used the bathroom in her Minnesota school.

The teen captured her horrifying ordeal on video:   Remember to turn on the sound.  

***Please go to the link above to view the video as it is not posting correctly here. ***

more information at the link.   A bunch of perverts force open a bathroom stall while a child is using the toilet.    They then keep the door open.   This is the nightmare that republicans keep saying will happen if you let trans people use the bathroom they identify with, but it is not the trans person doing this, it is the horrible bigots.    The bigots are a threat.   Think of the huge outrage there would be if they had done that to a non-trans student.     Hugs

November 27, 2018

Home from allergist / Health update

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:07

OK I had the testing, then some more testing.  The tests in my right arm really swelled, then the ones in both shoulders all six of them swelled like I had been whipped.  I will need shots again.  This is my third time.  Same old stuff plus some new ones.   I tested high positive to both cats and dogs.  ( I told them Milo and Odis are not moving, Ron we could negotiate.  Turned out I am not allergic to him.  )   Anything green and growing such as a dozen different grasses.   A few other things I reacted really badly too.   

Seems some people can get shots for allergies, get to a maintenance doze and then are fine for ever more.   I am about to start my third time getting shots.  Seems I get to a maintenance state , stop shots , and my immunity decreases until I start  getting the shots.   Once I get to a monthly maintenance dose I will either have to keep getting them, or I will have to do this same thing of stopping the shots, and getting slowly sicker until I go back and start all over.   So starting in two weeks ( they have to order the two serums I will need, ) I will start again on weekly shots.  Add to that I have trigger points in my back muscles ever two months.  Then when needed  I will have shots in my spine to try to keep the effects of the spine / nerve damage down.  I mentioned this because when the nurse came to give me my test shots today in my shoulders she was going over everything as if I had never had the shots.  I reassured her I was OK with shots and told her what I get.  She was impressed.  

OK so that is a health up date.  I told them my body model was made on a Friday after a Thursday payday.  I should be upset, one more health issue to deal with.   Truth is I will soon feel better and I have insurance to help pay for it.   I have the free time to go get shots and a vehicle to get there.  This time I can drive my self, before Ron use to have to take me each week.   Loves to all.  Hugs

November 26, 2018

Autopsy Reveals Transgender Woman Was Beaten In ICE Custody, Died After Days Of Untreated Dehydration

Why, damn it why does this stuff have to happen.  She was seeking asylum because a gang got her, and four of them raped her.  So she get to our country, and gets beaten to death at an ICE detention facility.  The country she thought would be her salvation killed her just as the gangs she ran from would have.   Sad hurting hugs.

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/autopsy-reveals-transgender-woman-was-beaten-in-ice-custody-died-after-days-of-untreated-dehydration/

A transgender woman who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at a privately operated detention center was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration.

Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died on May 25, nine days after being transferred to a dedicated unit for transgender women at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, which is operated under contract by CoreCivic, the second-largest private prison company in the United States.

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