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The Bystander Effect: The Death of Kitty Genovese

Posted in Bystander Effect with tags , , , , , , on June 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

Three men in a smoke filled room do not react the same as one man in a smoke filled room

ObamaCare goons to visit your home?

Posted in ObamaCare with tags , , , , on August 16, 2013 by saynsumthn

H/T WND

As you prepare for the IRS to start monitoring your health insurance and make your medical records accessible to thousands, perhaps you also should vacuum your floor, wash the windows and lock up any weapons, should you be so unwise as to actually have them.

It’s all in readiness for Obamacare, which will include home visits for many citizens, maybe even everyone, depending on the interpretation of the law.

Blogger Joshua Cook at BenSwann.com highlighted the issue just this week, although it’s been evident for some time.

ObamaCareHomeVisit

He points out that the federal government is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars for state programs for “evidence-based home” visits.

Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the ‘high-risk’ categories below: Families where mom is not yet 21. Families where someone is a tobacco user. Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forced who have had multiple deployments outside the United States,” Cook wrote.

HHS Home Visits

He noted constitutional attorney and author Kent Master Brown has said it’s not a “voluntary” program.

“The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks,” Cook said. “A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to ‘intervention’ in ‘school readiness’ and ‘social-emotional developmental indicators.’ A farm family may be subject to ‘intervention’ in order to ‘prevent child injuries.’ The sky is the limit.”

And ever wonder how a government program would be aware of just who is using tobacco? Or have a disability? Or exactly what is “low student achievement”?

Brown, during the last legislative session, had a conversation with South Carolina Rep. Bill Chumley, who proposed a bill to nullify some Obamacare provisions. His plan was to give the state authority to arrest federal agents for trespassing and make forced home inspections under Obamacare illegal in his state.

The measure ultimately failed.

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Link Found Between Birth Control And Strokes In Kids

Posted in birth control, Birth Control Dangers with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by saynsumthn

November 5, 2010 (RTTNews )
A new report in the journal Acta Paediatrica suggests that children who smoke and take oral contraceptive pills are at an increased risk for stroke.

According to Dr. Sten Christerson of the Paediatric Clinic at the Orebro University Hospital in Sweden, children who suffer strokes early in life often have life long health problems.

“The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, presenting symptoms and signs, time lag to diagnosis, medical investigations, risk factors and short-term outcomes of childhood stroke,” Christerson tells ScienceDaily.com.

For the study, Christerson and his team reviewed the health records of children between the ages of 28-days-old and 18-years-old and found that 85 percent of those who survived strokes had significant neurological impairments.

“Although childhood stroke is not as common as many other childhood illnesses, it is a serious condition that results in considerable long-term ill health and severe functional disabilities.”
A significant number of the female patients were using oral contraceptives and/or smoking prior to their stroke. Christerson says that the new data should raise awareness of childhood stroke.

“Clear guidelines are needed to provide more consistent diagnosis and treatment of childhood stroke and our study also highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation services. It also raises real concerns about young girls who take oral contraceptives and also smoke or have iron deficient anaemia.”