Staying at home
I guess we aren't the only ones who aren't impressed that Trump can pass the cognitive test:
In the article I posted a link to, there is another article that says that Trump's team has decided not to harp on Biden's mental acuity anymore. Good call. Nothing they hit Biden with seems to stick and I think it's because whatever it is, Trump is worse on that measure.I wonder how far he got past 93. They typically stop the test taker if they can do the first subtraction. That whole interview was just bizarre. He makes it so easy for Biden's ad team.
I made myself do arithmetic in my head to get stronger at arithmetic. I found it easier to do subtractions with certain numbers so I do it that way. i.e., I would do it as 86 - 6 is 80 and minus 1 more is 79. 72 is easy as the next one. Then 72 - 2 = 70 and minus 5 more is also easy, 65. Generally around here is when I start making mistakes though.I'm bad at math. I would fail the 100-7 = 93, 93-7=86, then would really have to think about it
Oh boy, more lunatic rantings at a campaign rally thinly disguised as a press briefing.Trump says about the briefings:
President Donald Trump said Monday he'll resume regular ******** briefings as the country experiences a resurgence of cases.tinyurl.com
Why? Because of the ratings, of course:
In the article I posted a link to, there is another article that says that Trump's team has decided not to harp on Biden's mental acuity anymore. Good call. Nothing they hit Biden with seems to stick and I think it's because whatever it is, Trump is worse on that measure.
Also, I was so intrigued by the whole subtract down from 7 thing that now when I get bored counting down from 100 to fall asleep, I do that instead.
we used to have patients do this when doing interventional radiography studies on patients who'd had a stroke. They only had to count a couple of iterations then they'd move on to the next question. It's if you can that's relevant, not your math skills. And, I've never heard anybody bragging about how they aced the test. Ever. It had no bearing on intelligence but just your cognitive function at that particular moment.I took the test last year as part of a Medicare physical.
The count back by 7 was the hardest question. I said, 93 then raised my voice and told the nurse, "Don't ever ask me about numbers!". You are expected to do it fast, and I got anxiety.
Most of the questions are basically a MMSE, which I used when I was a Psych clinician.
If he had this test in November during his mysterious trip to Walter Reed, that tells me he had some sort of stroke or a TIA.
That part of the interview was really weird. The fact that he brags about it and then says to Chris Wallace "you couldn't pass the test". WTF?we used to have patients do this when doing interventional radiography studies on patients who'd had a stroke. They only had to count a couple of iterations then they'd move on to the next question. It's if you can that's relevant, not your math skills. And, I've never heard anybody bragging about how they aced the test. Ever. It had no bearing on intelligence but just your cognitive function at that particular moment.
And Oakland.DHS is getting ready to deploy agents to Chicago. Trump also wants to send them to New York and Philadelphia. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...a42b8a-caaa-11ea-89ce-ac7d5e4a5a38_story.html
I think he is just trying to poke the bear (being the media) and hoping that strategy works for his supporters.
DHS is getting ready to deploy agents to Chicago. Trump also wants to send them to New York and Philadelphia. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...a42b8a-caaa-11ea-89ce-ac7d5e4a5a38_story.html
I hope that he's the one who did it because the alternative is that the killer is still on the loose.The New York State Police found Mr. Den Hollander’s body near Liberty, N.Y. — about a two-hour drive from the judge’s home — after he shot himself in an apparent suicide, officials said.
“We won two world wars, two world wars, beautiful world wars that were vicious and horrible, and we won them out of Fort Bragg,” Mr. Trump said. “We won them out of all of these forts, and now they want to throw those names away.”
The push by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress sets up an election-year veto fight with the president, and shows how he has isolated himself even from members of his own party on the issue.www.nytimes.com
As to that:
I mentioned before that a few years ago when I was told that count back by 7s was going to be on the test, I practiced. And then it wasn't. I did have to do simple math in my head though. I really would not be able to remember the five things five minutes later, unless I wrote them down myself somewhere and then could picture what I wrote. I just looked at the test and I can't remember them now. But I remember "truck, cabin, spoon" from the Alzheimer's episodes on Grey's Anatomy. Also, would you have to draw the numbers on the clock in order? I would do the 12, then the 6, then the 3, then the 9 and put the 1, 2, etc. in so they would be spaced correctly (anal, I know).
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, test discussed by President Trump and Chris Wallace is ‘not an IQ test,’ Dr. Ziad Nasreddine tells MarketWatchwww.marketwatch.com
I'll remember them two weeks from now. ha ha I don't remember them now though. Watching current Jeopardy! reruns, if I didn't know it the first time, I'm not going to remember it this time. I like the old, old ones now. I knew the whole 80's t.v. category. I wouldn't know the 2020's t.v. questions.I am hit or miss with remembering certain words. I'm presently couch potatoing watching Classic Concentration and sometimes I'm good and other times I'm pathetic. I do still remember the five words when I took the test two weeks ago, though: Face, Velvet, Church, Daisy, Red.
So Trump went to a fundraiser last night in close proximity with people without a mask. Guess the mask wearing Trump didn't last long.
President Trump was seen in video footage at his Washington, D.C., fundraiser Monday night without a mask hours after tweeting that it’s “patriotic” to wear one.thehill.com