What a better way to inflict the third curse on the Chinese. Yes, the opium was the third of the three curses on the Chinese. The Chinese were so terribly addicted that they were condemned as the sick men of Asia.. Tesla took on Thomas Edison, the titan of titans, and humbled him by proving that he didn’t know what he was doing.Twain was the first stand up comedian. There were some before him, and lecturing and giving talks was a common event in the pre electronic universe, but his version was unusually pertinent, moved issues and changed results and he used a sharpness of humor and genius for the unexpected that is still on display on Colbert and Jimmy Fallon’s beats. They named the official humor prize after him for good reason.TR is hard to fit into this picture until you realize that he took the edginess of PUCK and the social sensitivity of Riis and revolutionized politics in his time with concerns for nature and the common man, busted trusts and attacked monopolies.
DURING a recent stay in a public hospital I was totally gobsmacked at how rude and abusive some patients are to the nursing staff for absolutely no reason.The commonality of all patient is that they are all in need of hospital care. That care was fantastic during my stay.Sometimes prioritisation means that finding a lost television guide is well down the list of their priorities, as it should be.The disgusting, and on some occasions, racist and sexist abuse I witnessed is intolerable. I asked one nurse was she okay and she replied, “yes, we are used to it”.None of us would tolerate the abuse they suffer as something they need to just suck up and get used to.To hear nurses and other allied staff deliberately lied about by patients unwilling to take responsibility is disturbing, but then hugely humorous to one and all when these people are shown clearly to be lying.The nursing staff in our hospitals are dedicated, professionally trained practitioners paid peanuts to provide what is care of the highest standard only ever affected by the circumstances they are given to work with.Being courteous and polite costs you absolutely nothing and creates a better environment for nursing staff and other patients.
Then you just got to get comfortable with hurting and discomfort. So that and grief, and recovering from the loss for me, they just always been very intertwined. Raced to an emotional victory in the 1,500 at the 2016 national championships in her senior debut, and erupted in tears when talking to reporters afterwards once again, on the day after the anniversary of her mom death.