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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« Last post by kazbert on Today at 12:30:31 am »
Hiya all!

Hope everybody's doing well!

I would like to PM (or email) with an LDS who has advanced kidney disease and/or going through dialysis. There are some things going on that may be a result of my kidney disease/dialysis/transplant, and I'd like to compare notes and see if someone else has noticed the same issues. The issues are not very TMI. I just don't think someone will understand it unless they have experienced it too.

General Discussion / Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Last post by Curelom on June 18, 2018, 11:25:40 pm »
Church is troubled by the forced separation of families & says it is harmful to families & especially children. Elder Uchtdorf, having been a refugee twice from both Nazis and Soviets, can certainly identify.


All living U.S. First Ladies have chimed in, including Melania Trump.


Rep. Mia Love of Utah, a New York-born daughter of refugees from the repressive Papa Doc Duvalier regime in Haiti, says the breaking up of families is horrible and is not about left or right, but right or wrong.

Writers' Showcase / Re: New book
« Last post by Palmon on June 18, 2018, 03:28:33 am »
Roper, there's always room for dragons! I hope she is enjoying the Winds of Fire series. It looks to be a very popular one. 11 books, which one are you on? Thanks for putting Hooper's Dragons on your list!
General Discussion / Re: Fathers' Day
« Last post by Curelom on June 17, 2018, 05:55:36 pm »
Don't want to forget to wish Heavenly Father a happy Fathers' Day!   :)
General Discussion / Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Last post by Curelom on June 17, 2018, 05:54:36 pm »
Honestly, it shouldn't take a pediatrician or psychologist to grasp this. It seems very simple. I am not a health professional or a teacher, or even a parent, but I get it. Any normal human would. The Republican Party considers itself the defenders of traditional family values, & what could be a more fundamental family value than keeping children with their own mothers or fathers, or other relatives if there is no health, safety, or child welfare reason to separate them?

Those kids are getting 3 hots & a cot in that converted Walmart, but are they getting the less tangible things that kids really need?

Two questions have just popped into my mind: What if these kids were from Northern Europe, which we know DT prefers over ****hole countries that have mostly non-white people? And, if you got the kid all alone & vowed never to quote him, what would Barron Trump really think of all this?

General Discussion / Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Last post by Roper on June 17, 2018, 04:38:33 pm »
Colleen Kraft, president of the American Association of Pediatrics, visited a shelter for immigrant children on the Texas border.  Here is what she said about kids who are separated from their parents: “The really basic, foundational needs of having trust in adults as a young child was not being met. That contradicts everything we know that the kids need to build their health.” She went on to explain that..."Such a situation could have long-term, devastating effects on young children, who are likely to develop what is called toxic stress in their brain once separated from caregivers or parents they trusted. It disrupts a child’s brain development and increases the levels of fight-or-flight hormones in their bodies. ... This kind of emotional trauma could eventually lead to health problems, such as heart disease and substance abuse disorders."

Nearly 4,600 mental-health professionals and 90 organizations have joined a petition urging President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and several elected officials to stop the policy of separating children from their parents. The petition states:
"These children are thrust into detention centers often without an advocate or an attorney and possibly even without the presence of any adult who can speak their language. We want you to imagine for a moment what this might be like for a child: to flee the place you have called your home because it is not safe to stay and then embark on a dangerous journey to an unknown destination, only to be ripped apart from your sole sense of security with no understanding of what just happened to you or if you will ever see your family again. And that the only thing you have done to deserve this, is to do what children do: stay close to the adults in their lives for security. ... To pretend that separated children do not grow up with the shrapnel of this traumatic experience embedded in their minds is to disregard everything we know about child development, the brain, and trauma.”

You can read the full article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/06/16/america-is-better-than-this-what-a-doctor-saw-in-a-texas-shelter-for-migrant-children
Writers' Showcase / Re: New book
« Last post by Roper on June 17, 2018, 12:17:18 am »
Still reading the "Wings of Fire" series with my daughter.  I promise I'll read the Hooper's Dragons series later this summer. As I told my daughter--only one dragon book at a time! ;)
Writers' Showcase / Re: New book
« Last post by Palmon on June 16, 2018, 07:34:39 pm »
Thank you Andrew for saying that. You have no idea how much it means to an author that someone loves their books!
He has already started the next series. I read the first chapter and it is going to be good!
General Discussion / Re: Fathers' Day
« Last post by Roper on June 16, 2018, 06:07:39 pm »
Imagine the outrage if they did that for Mother's Day.

Thank you, Curelom, for your heart-felt Father's Day wishes.
General Discussion / Re: New Weird News Thread
« Last post by Curelom on June 16, 2018, 05:38:13 pm »
Now this is bizarre. This poor guy was a musical genius & was certain he would be accepted to a first-rate school to study with a renowned professor who only takes two students a year. He got a letter of rejection, went on with his life, but then ….

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