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  2. Brooklyn Baby

    Pets

    We just adopted the cutest lab/terrier mix puppy who we named Jinx last week... BUT... So, back story - Jinx was abandoned in a dumpster down South along with her entire litter of siblings. They were rescued, shipped up here, and arrived in early April. I picked her out about three weeks ago and was visiting her a few times a week and everything seemed fine. The plan was for her to stay with her siblings until they were 8 weeks old, but we had to quickly get her last week (she was only 6 weeks old!) and bring her home because the puppies were passing worms back and forth in the foster home and starting to develop kennel cough. I was told by the foster mom that all the puppies were tested for parvo virus and they were clean, which was really the only thing I was worried about. They'd been de-wormed twice when I got her. Jinx was the first puppy to leave the litter because my boyfriend and I weren't about to fuck with her getting sick, so we came and got her immediately when we heard things were going bad with the litters' health. Of the 8 puppies who were rescued, all but Jinx have since been diagnosed with parvo virus and they are ALL hospitalized. My friend adopted two of the puppies from this litter (she picked those pups up only a few hours after we picked up Jinx) and has spent over $14k getting them treated and they still may not survive. I am so fucking worried about Jinx because I can't afford tens of thousands of dollars for the off chance that she'll survive this horrible illness. So far, she has been okay and we are almost 7 days out from the day we took her from the litter (the incubation period for the virus is typical 3-7 days). We did take her in to get tested when we found out the other puppies were coming down with parvo, but she was negative on the test. I have heard that false negatives are a thing though, I'm just so anxious! Does anyone have any experience with parvo or anything they can say to help me chill out about this?
  3. Adorkable

    2020 US Presidential Election

    I agree with you 100% about Mayor Pete. I even said that he intrigues me but you can't find much on the issues. However, I have to disagree on the Medicare for all issue. From what I understand, he is not saying Medicare for All won't work, but that it needs to be a step process and I agree with that 100%. Going from a private insurer base to medicare for all is a big change. Yes, I agree we can do it in the US and we have to do it in the US. There will be an increase in taxes that many people may not be able to afford in a flash cut or many people may not be willing to accept. Also consider the job losses. If private insurance is greatly reduced, then there will be layoffs. Of course there will be jobs for Medicare for all, but it won't cover everyone employed in the private sector. However, if you do it gradually and where you allow people to make a decision about it and giving the chance for job markets to change, then it becomes much more palatable and the acceptable. But, I do definitely agree he has alot of work to do on the issues. His campaign website is just fluff or as you so aptly put, a Tinder profile. This is probably not the time for him yet, but I think he shows potential to be a great candidate. I was a big supporter of Bernie in 2016 and I still really like him. I think he is honest, which is difficult to find in most humans, let alone a politician. I would be happy with him as the 2020 nominee. However, talking about the issues and having a viable realistic solution is another thing. I have read through where Bernie stands on the issues many times and while I agree with him 95% of the time, I often find myself asking: How? I often feel that he doesn't have an idea on how to get to the end goal or the ideas are often unrealistic. I also feel that he can get behind a cause without fully understanding the issue or the ramifications. I can give two examples. The first is the Amazon minimum wage issue. While the $15 minimum wage increase is a good thing there was more to it that Bernie didn't consider at first. The Amazon employees had a package where they received stock options and bonuses for productivity and attendance. When the minimum wage was raised, Amazon removed the bonuses and stock options. Many employees calculated that their overall compensation went down. They did contact Bernie and he went back to Amazon management, but this was after the fact. I don't know what the outcome was. But this is something that he should have considered before bringing up the fight because there is more to a compensation package than a straight salary. The other issue was the Verizon strike in 2016. Bernie got on the picket lines and protested with the Verizon workers. In theory, that is fine, because all workers deserve a fair compensation package. However, if Bernie had done the research he would have found out that the average Verizon union workers total compensation package is around $130K a year and their base pay is on average $80K a year. They even receive a pension. That is around 35% above the national average. I also really believe his age is an issue. This is a taxing job and if you look at every president he looks significantly older than when he started, much more than 4 or 8 years. I think it is very important for Bernie to wisely choose a running mate. If the election was today, I would be casting my vote for Bernie. As of right now, I think he is the best candidate. However, this election is more about who can beat Trump than who is the best candidate. What states you think Mayor Pete can win has nothing to do with the question I asked you. I asked you if you support A Green New Deal?
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  5. That Dude

    Latest Album You Bought

    I saw them once a few years ago. I'll definitely be on the lookout for a nearby show.
  6. Sarcasm

    Happy Easter!

    all the stores are closed. Drank a bottle of sauce for sustenance
  7. WhiteTim

    Random Thoughts

    So all month long so far I’ve been sick from a 13 day bout of gout to where I couldn’t walk then got a stomach bug for 4 days making me throw up to getting over that and getting a kidney stone now
  8. Joe.

    Latest Album You Bought

    @That Dude go to one of their gigs, will probably have the CD there, but if not will have merch to buy which keeps small bands alive :)
  9. Beerjeezus

    Green Day Instagram Photos

    Make AI the movie with puppets please
  10. RedundantIdiot

    Random Green Day Thoughts

    It has just occurred to me that I should've mentioned live streams in my post. I'm really missing GDs dorky live streams right now
  11. duckez

    Ice hockey

    I'm glad Boston won today! Sorry maple leafs fans
  12. Collingordon96

    WW1 Inspired song from by band Bayvell \m/

    Here's a new track from my band Bayvell. Enjoy! \m/ Comment,Like,Share..all that good shite FFO Green Day (obviously) Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, etc. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BayvellBandOfficial/
  13. Hermione

    Green Day Instagram Photos

    What is it with Green Day and puppeteering?
  14. Hermione

    Happy Easter!

    Yeah they're like mildly sweet and bready and traditionally flavoured with raisins and candied citrus peel, so probably similar. Very nice toasted with a ton of butter on them. Those look really good
  15. Montclare

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    Whoops, one last Easter one (what, it's still Easter in my time zone).
  16. greendepent

    Anybody Who Listens to Neurosis, I need your help.

    To OP, I'd suggest you would this first and then release the show. It will be worth for sure!
  17. Green Day In Seattle

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    Oh my god that is the cutest thing! I remember when he made that face in the interview. Kind of reminds me of the "overly attached cat" meme. The way his mouth curls up at the corners. He also really does have the most amazing resting bitch face as everyone is saying. @Scumbag On A Mission I've never seen that gif! Hilarious! Thanks for sharing it with us!
  18. tigress

    Ice hockey

    Come on Sharks. My Hawks failed me, you're all I have.
  19. Todd

    Anybody Who Listens to Neurosis, I need your help.

    I might be able to get a good trade with this file if you’re intetested in helping out for getting some Green Day stuff
  20. Scumbag On A Mission

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    This may be a bit random, but I just came across this gif and felt obligated to post it here. It's just too adorable/funny; it would be cruel to keep it to myself. This is a man who knows he's small and embraces it. I have so much adoration for this tiny human.
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  22. lizziebix

    Happy Easter!

    It was a hit. Was told it was a "keeper" recipe. YAY!
  23. Montclare

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    I think this was from that same interview.
  24. Little Boy Named Airplane

    The Insider is another day older

    Happy Birthday
  25. pouty bitch

    The Insider is another day older

    Happy birthday!
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