A Threat of DEATH for Michelle Obama!

Kristy Lee Roshia, 35, was charged this past Saturday with threatening to kill/blow up Michelle Obama. She was apprehended on Tuesday and is being held without bail.

Now get this the woman has a record of such threats since 2004! Just what gives here?! This type of stuff just infuriates me to no end. How is it that someone of this obviously grossly scared mental capacity be allowed to walk the streets with such a record of various threats  to the  Secret Service, police, and the Marines.

To make matters worse the Honolulu public defenders office received a message of the same caliber.  Now we don’t know when the threat came but there was no response of any kind on behalf of the public defenders office for the welfare of its citizens or our CIC.  So now we know, that if they aren’t doing anything about defending the public then heck do you think they are going to defend the President and his family while they are spending holiday time in Honolulu?

Uhh,  just burns my butt to a crisp.

Needless to say I am sure that security will be heightened as it should be for the Obama’s.  Protect and serve, people!

This lady obviously has mental issues and needs help majorly. However shame  shame on authorities for letting such a blatant known situation go unchecked since 2004! Haven’t we had enough of that already, 911 comes to my mind.

Here’s the FULL STORY

Oh-Bama Pay Attention Please!!!

Oh-Bama Pay Attention!!!

As our President is pushing hard to get the Health Care Reform Act passed in Congress and with a new addition being added to it a governmental insurance option. That’s option folks and that means you have the option to take it or leave it! Okay get back on track there kiddo.

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I am sure that he is aware of what is going on with Medicare he has already put somethings in place in the Health Care Reform Act pertaining to Medicare.  He wants to cap payments for health services that are paid out to various health care venues and he is has stipulated placing medical records on computer and there are others. This is a start, well last night I viewed this 60 Minute report about Medicare Fraud.

Now we know that there is such a beast and he does too but I just got more angry as I heard this convict (who has 12yrs time to serve) talk about how he did it and laugh about it. Then brag about the gas powered prosthetic limbs he billed Medicare for at the cost of $50,000 each. OMG!!!

We are paying for this from our paychecks people! You know that line among many of deductions from our paycheck next to the biggie the Federal Income Tax, geesh! FICA-Medicare is removed it’s the next biggest deduction.  So if you really want to get upset as I did think of it this way we are paying someone to rip us off! 😦

Here’s a true medicare fraud story for ya. A person works in an ophthalmologist office about almost 20 years ago (yep 20 years this is nothing new) found out that visual screenings (for ages 50+ yrs) were being fudged to reflect that patients were seeing worse than they really were.

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Why was this done to bill Medicare for a trip out the homes, nursing homes, convalescent homes etc and bill Medicare a full ophthalmology eye exam (which costs more than an optometrist’s eye exam by at least double).  Remember most of these patients were seeing 20/20 by the way that is normal vision or maybe the line above normal which is still great for a patient of that age.

Coming from the Hippocratic oath of , “Do no harm, I would say that wasn’t taken seriously. Most of these patient’s vision was normal and oh they weren’t complaining about vision difficulties.  So you see this is not a new phenomenon and it has been going on for years bilking the system, know what I mean?

Ain’t that a kick in the head and yes it burns my butt to a crisp.  So I know President Obama is aware of this just not sure of the depth yet.

However at last count of  $60 Billion dollars in fraudulent claims I would say let’s get BUSY QUICKLY!!!

Oh no the swine!

If you haven’t heard yet it’s time you did and prepared yourself to protect you and your family.

Video below from April 24th see further down for update on this virus.

The swine flu is stretching across countries just as fast as the air we breathe can blow.  The news is all the buzz about this and I think we really need to pay attention. As I woke up this morning to look at the news a school in Elyria, Ohio has been closed due to the swine flu. A 23 month old toddler has died from the swine flu in Texas and before it gets better the CDC is saying it is going to get worst with more cases showing up everyday and more deaths are sure to be reported before it gets better.

The acting director of the CDC, Richard Besser in collaboration with the new director of the federal government Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius at to alerting, educating and supplying the means for the American people to get the help needed to combat this strain of influenza.

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from today about the swine flu virus

Taking samples for Swin Flu testing

Reports of the near pandemic stem from Mexico and they are telling Americans unless needed do not travel to Mexico. There are some preventive measures that can be taken such as:

Wash your hands

Cover you nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough

Don’t go to work, school and daycare center etc if you are sick.

We are being urged to stay home if at all possible.

These are purely preventive measures and are no substitution for having the medication to combat the swine flu should you feel you are at risk or feeling ill.

What I do appreciate as an American citizen is that both agencies have met with President Obama and are aggressively working on this with inoculations, education, and preventative measures to prevent further contamination.

We are in for a journey as we all know there are cases that have not been reported while the strain is continuously being spread. Mr. Besser states it will get worse over the next days before it gets better. They are aware and working aggressively to get the help to those that need it.

Governor Schwarzenegger has authorized a statewide emergency for California pertaining to the swine flu. Cuba has restricted all flights in and out of Cuba for the next 24-48 hrs. Congress has passed a 1.5 billion dollar bill for the state of emergency funding to help combat this condition.

My advice is to stay updated via the media, internet as well as listening to President Obama’s address to the American people tonight @ 8 PM EST.

Symptoms of this strain of flu range from fever, to coughing and fatigue.

Both websites the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have placed updates, guidelines, and reports of infected states on their websites. We are urged to pay attention and keep updated via the websites or the media for status reports.

Inoculations are being dispatched to the states that have report known cases of the swine flu they are the priority right now as stipulated by both agencies. More vaccines are also being fabricated as I write this.

Listening to a new break with Federal Government Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius. There has now been an report of another school outbreak in New York.

Protect and educate yourselves and may God help us through this.

Fads….. Strawberry Quick and Cheese Part Two

Well as stated in part one. I would come and post about some small solutions to this growing menace as mentioned in part one. You can get up to speed about this new issue here @ Fads….Strawberry Quick and Cheese P1

Hopefully you have had a chance to read part one of this two part blog series about fad drugs that are on the increase among teens.

At the end of the Doctors show I viewed on yesterday there was help for the teens that were on the show. Help ranged from detox to enrollment into a drug program for the teens. Help for their families was also included as we very well know that the whole family is effected in one way or another with a drug addiction and all need healing help. I was very glad to see that but thought, what about those teens, children and parents not on the show?

I felt compelled to do something anything no matter how big or small. This is just a start I am not saying that this will solve the problem but just maybe it can chip away at it enough to make a difference.

I hope that you will also feel compelled to do something anything to help. If it’s only to talk to your teen or groups of teens about these fads that are increasing.

To let you know currently there is an act in our government called
the Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act.

The act is awaiting legislative approval of Congress, and a final step of signing by the president before the bill is passes as law. I am sure President-Elect Obama is aware of this and it will pass into law.

Senators Feinstein and Grassley introduced legislation to penalize drug dealers who market candy-flavored meth to children.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has joined with Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to sponsor a bill in congress that would make it a federal crime to appeal to children with candy-flavored meth or other drugs. Feinstein said that substances like “Strawberry Quick” are “…designed to get people to try it a few times. It’s all about hooking young people, and we have to stop this practice before it grows any further.”

Locally we can talk about this to educators, administrators and counselors of our schools systems.

Take this to your PTA meetings and see if they can help with educating your local school communities. Perhaps your school community could sponsor or orchestrate a program or a parent workshop about these fad drugs.

Maybe your local school system may be open to a program or an added lesson in a health class. Contact your local school principals and school boards.

Involve your local police to come and speak about it to students and parents.

Talk to your local city council at a city council meeting they may institute something for the community at large.

Contact your Senator or House Representative. I am sure they are aware of the Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act.

Find your State Senators here
Find your State House of Representative here

Show your support by asking that they vote to pass the bill.

I have started an online petition (click the below image) to ask Congress when they reconvene for session, to vote “yes” to pass the act. If you feel this is important enough for a law to be enacted for the protection of our children and teens join me in letting Congress know how we feel as American people for the protection of our children and teens.

Crystal Meth petition

Should you have any suggestions of your own please let me know by posting a comment. You may never know who will see this and will be compelled also to action.

Finally I hope this has been an eye opener for you as it is for me. If you do nothing else just talk to your children/teens. The more we talk openly, honestly and immediately the better chance we have of chipping away at this new twist of a menace to society.

Talk to a child/teen they are asking for our help now.

What happened to YOU at the polls?

I would love to hear what happened to you at the polls good, bad, indifferent. Make sure you say the state you voted in and the specifics about the voting location when you are commenting to this post. I may decide to send this information to each Secretary of State to let them know what gives. Well I am off to call the board of elections in my state and let them know about what happened to me at the polls. Check out my post here: A scan-ty vote Let me hear it! 🙂

A Scan-ty Vote!

Well I have been waiting for this day for along time as I am sure most have been. The ads, the debates, the campaigning, I am sure has us all a little weary as well as the candidates. So I hope that you are reading this either before or after you have voted. Makes no difference when just make sure that you get to be heard in this historical election.

I just had to quickly come and blog about this. I all my years of being a voter and a part of the attentive public have I been so disguised. Some may think all no big deal pull up your big girl panties as a friend tell me, lol!

This is something to think about, I was totally uncomfortable with the location of where I voted. Not the building but my seating arrangement. Yes most of us vote standing up but I had for the first time in my voting life had the opportunity to sit down. Wow you say, well it was cramped and I had to interrupt another voter in order to get to my seat. Might I say that this was not well thought out. The idea is good but needed some more tweaking because there are those that need to sit due to ailments, handicaps and I thing this was all inclusive of them.

What really concerns me is that, I feel that my vote won’t be counted due to the scanning machine.

My Mom went with me to vote as well. I finished voting after changing my sitting at another seat due to the fact that the table was not conducive for filling out a ballot, ugh! Not only was it loud, I mean the poll workers were talking about their personal business while voters were reading their ballots and trying to concentrate.Eventually someone ask them to please refrain from discussing their personal business and keep the conversation to the voting genre.

Unbelievable, I mean it’s cool to talk some but not the appropriate place to discuss your groceries and grocery bill, your son’s pool, the neighbors dog. I kid you not here.

From what I understand conversation is limited to voting issues and they are to be alert for voters who may have questions, problems with voting, or concerns about their vote. Oh there was a conversation about if the media showed up then they (the poll workers) are to say nothing just make a note on the pink slip what channel they are from.

That can’t happen if the groceries, the phone bill, what they are having for dinner is a topic of discussion. It was twitter live, lol! 😉 These poll workers in my opinion need the pink slip

Well it doesn’t stop there not only are you aggravated because your physical voting place is not comfortable to be accurate on your voting ballot but you are being distracted with necessary talk. Now it gets good. You take your ballot(s) up to the poll worker who then places the ballot(s) in the scanning machine. This is a machine and subject to error, error Will Robinson! Before my mom places her ballot in the poll worker is standing behind the machine and feeding a ballot in the machine. Now this could be a calibration ballot who knows but it brings about suspicion.

My mom asks, “Where’s the voter ?” The poll worker says loudly , “OOoops there is something wrong with this machine!” Then asks my mom to place her ballot in the machine. C’Mon!
This does not instill confidence in a new system at all. Especially for a senior citizen who is my mom. My mom politely told the poll worker no and not until she gets someone to come over here and take a look at this machine before she places her ballot in the scanner. Well someone did come over and say all was well. But the damage is done in the mind of the voter feeling that their vote will not count in this important election.

Well I just had to vent and tell you all to watch those scanner because your vote could be a scan-ty vote, lol!

Off to call the board of elections and inform them of this. Nothing maybe done but they need to know regardless.

Will let you know how that goes in another post later.

The update is…
Now that we have a new President and some of the fog is beginning to settle (mostly in my head) or should I say a twilight zone cloud that I have finally come down on, lol, I will update you on this post. I put the call into the board of elections and was told that they will be letting the B.O.E. troubleshooters know about it. Yes I felt a little skeptical about that (remembering the past, ugh).

All I can say is that someone was told hopefully. It was kind of cool watching the lady take down my name on the television, as I was talking to her. You see one of the local news stations had volunteer call in lines for reporting voting problems. As per the news on election night there were about 25 scanners reported defective and all where fixed except for 5, those were replaced. From the last news cast of the new President elect those scanners were for all of Stark, Cuyahoga, and Summit counties couldn’t say about the rest of the state of Ohio. So basically I would say that the B.O.E. was prepared statewide for messes, as we have known in the past to happen in key states. I feel better that my compliant was taken very seriously in the past historical momentous election. I really felt that someone sincerely cared about my vote for the first time in my voting life. 🙂

🙂

Oh Obama!

Well the trickle down theory is getting ready to be an avalanche as news reports are coming all over the states about the Democratic nomination for Barack. With a few more states for each candidate to run in the primaries. The Democratic superdelegates are stating that it is time for them to back Barack and support him to unite the Democratic party.

With more endorsements coming in everyday, the superdelegates are the ones who will decide the party’s nomination for president. The latest superdelegates are from Utah, Ohio, and Arizona, and the two Virgin Islands who had previously backed Clinton. These additions enabled Barack to surpass Clinton for the first time in the campaign.

For Clinton to regain momentum she would have to do it by a wide margin. The idea of having Barack as president is beginning to gel and what the Democratic party was waiting for was either candidate to clearly establish themselves as the clear leader. They feel Barack has done that.

Now with this turning of events superficial talks of Clinton as Obama’s Vice President are beginning to grow. See what he says it’s still early….

What I think………..Although from the beginning I was torn between the two and was concerned that both were going for the same position. I have said all along that they would be great together to run this country and get us back on track. Our economic structure has taken a huge hit with unemployment rising everyday and the cost for bare essential items surmounting it has been difficult for the American people to survive. We need a boost and they can do it as President and Vice President.