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IRS and Fat Camps

So I am wondering a few things.  Will the IRS now be the collector of proof of Indian Blood. So I will have to show to the IRS my CIB (Certificate of Indian Blood) as well as those for my children.  Are they going to cross check the BIA rolls?  I wonder how many are trying to falsely get their CIB now?  Will I have to every year prove I am a native with every tax return or will once be enough?

Have you ever seen a BIA CIB?  I sure as S%^# hope that they are cross checking with the BIA and tribes to verify enrollment.  Will there be a sudden surge of Indian identity theft or outright falsification by thugs trying to avoid the “tax”?  I wonder if there will be a sudden surge in folks claiming that they are Amish?

I wonder what Elizabeth Warren will do?  Will her cookbook suffice as evidence enough?

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Gee, I wonder what other proof they will require from us?

It is my understanding, I could be wrong… that the US Preventative Task Force will determine what is covered care for preventative services under the new health care plan.

The U.S. Preventative Task Force updated their website in June to show:

Release Date: June 2012

  • The USPSTF recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.
    Grade: B Recommendation.

Furthermore their fact sheet goes on to say:

“Obesity is a very serious health problem in the United States, and in the past 30 years, obesity rates have dramatically increased,” said Task Force member David Grossman, M.D., M.P.H. “The good news is that even modest weight loss can reduce health risks for people who are obese. And, there is strong scientific evidence that shows that intensive programs with 12 to 26 sessions in the first year can help people manage their weight.”

So will this be the start of fat camps?  What if you don’t listen to the recommendation?  Who will run these fat camps?  They will be covered by preventative care, is this a one time deal?  What if you gain the weight back?  What if you don’t lose weight?  Will there be any penalties or consequences (aside from the obvious health associated risks)?

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Will individuals with PCOS and thyroid conditions be exempt from the fat camps?  Oh I just imagine the flow charts to manage our care will be endless!

Until Next Time!

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SCOTUS Decision, War on Women and Indian Healthcare?

I haven’t written in a while, mostly I think because I have been disenchanted and just reading the news instead of writing about it.

I read some interesting things today.  One of the most interesting things I read came from a blog from fellow Alaskans.

“Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act means that critical new benefits for women remain intact.”

The writer lauds this:

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Northwest released a statement this morning stating that under today’s ruling, millions of women will have access to birth control without a co-pay starting in 2012—protecting their health, making their reproductive choice more affordable, and reducing infant mortality rates if and when they do decide to have children.

What I don’t get, is how this reduces infant mortality rates?  If anything to me this sends the message that it’s okay to go out and get jiggy with it.  That it is the right of everyone, including young teens to go have sex, and it’s their RIGHT to have contraception provided to them by the tax payers.  It doesn’t say anything to me about personal responsibility, like “Hmmm I can’t afford condoms, and if I got pregnant now I wouldn’t be able to afford the baby either.  I guess I better not fool around.”  But let’s get back to infant mortality rates…

I guess it all depends on who you consider an infant. You see, at Planned Parenthood they don’t consider an unborn child an infant who could be considered in their mortality rates, because it hasn’t taken it’s first breath yet.  So the babies that are slaughtered in their clinics under the term “abortion” can’t be counted in the mortality rates, now could they?

Most medical authorities, including Planned Parenthood, agree that it becomes a baby after birth when it takes its first breath.

Guess a beating heart doesn’t count?  I saw this on Facebook and totally agreed with it.  What do you think?

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Yet others have blogged about, and I agree with them, then why on earth could a person who murders a pregnant woman be charged with double homicide?  I guess it just depends on who decides when life starts?

Speaking of who decides things.  I was doing some reading on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.  Which will determine preventative care under Obamacare.  Now lets just see how this fares in regards to women…

Summary of Recommendations

Screening Men
Screening Women at Increased Risk
Screening Young Men and All Women Not at Increased Risk

Now… did you notice that they only recommend screening WOMEN 45 and older IF they are at increased risk?  But they recommend screening MEN age 35 and older.  YET… the CDC itself states:

Heart disease and stroke are among the most widespread and costly health problems facing our nation today, even though they are also among the most preventable. Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death for both women and men.

And I did a bit more research on this matter.  I found this little bit of info:

MYTH #3: Only older women have heart disease.

TRUTH: Heart disease threatens all women, even those as young as 30 and 40.For example, the rate of sudden cardiac death of women in their 30s and 40s is increasing much faster than in men their same age—rising 21 percent in the 1990s.[2]

So where is the outrage on the war against women?  *crickets*

The U.S. Preventative Task Force also does not recommend teaching women to do a monthly self breast exam anymore.  Yet breastcancer.org has this to say:

“New guidelines recommending that women not perform breast self-examinations (BSEs) could seriously endanger women’s health and lead to later detection of cancers in some women,” says Marisa Weiss, M.D., president and founder of Breastcancer.org and a leading breast cancer oncologist. “These guidelines do not reflect a new point of view, but they are still very bad advice.”

So if you want to consider the SCOTUS decision a win… a victory if you will, for women.  I think you are misguided.  If you want to consider it a win for the American people I think you are also wrong.  Our debt cannot bear the burden of such a program first of all.  Secondly, the system will become overwhelmed with people seeking their FREE care for things that they might not have gone to the doctor for.  When it becomes “FREE” clinics will be full of people seeking care for every little ache and pain, clinics will be overwhelmed triaging real medical necessity and the “cough cough” ill.  The providers will become jaded, begin to treat every patient as a “cough cough” patient and before you know it your FREE healthcare really sucks.

Just have a go at Indian Health Services if you don’t believe me.  Just say you are from Elizabeth Warren’s tribe, worked for her, should work for you right?  No need to show ID or proof here, right?  So, if you could get into IHS care, you might find that it’s not all that it’s what it’s cracked up to be, this free healthcare, and a lot of real illness get overlooked or missed, a lot of “cough cough” illnesses see to destroying providers ability to give two *coughs* and some people even end up dead.  But no ones complaining about that now are they, because it’s all free right?  Oh wait, complaints might be made but they fall on deaf ears.  Besides, there is not a big enough constituency of these IHS recipients to make a difference in the polls anyhow.  I guess when it is the general populace the constituent pool would be bigger, but we aren’t looking at that now are we??

Hostile… A New Perspective.

I read this on Facebook today.  It really sparked in my mind this post and I just had to share it.

A 2nd civil war will errupt in America. Americans are very, very tough people. They didn’t beat the British, French and very hostile Indians not to mention the Mexicans, only to have a Rothschild sponsed war against themselves. Yes, push these people too far and you will see the real Americans come out! Only this time the Northerners and the Southerners will be fighting side by side.–Debra J Frank

I agree that Americans are tougher than they think we are. Me being an Indian (Alaskan Native and Caucasian to be exact), I kind of have to wonder about the very hostile part. It seems to me, that they were fighting for the rights that we (we as in Americans in general, the ones who care about freedoms), in current times are fighting for…
I guess the idea that they were very hostile, only gives light to how one might feel when their way of life is being *fundamentally changed* for them… I imagine that instead of viewing the Indians as very hostile, Debra might have a better understanding. Just as people are pissed about illegal immigrants flooding our borders, imagine how a Native American might have felt…

I think many will fight side by side for freedom. I am not saying what I am saying to be divisive. I am saying that it will be important to be very mindful to not allow the differences between us make us enemies fighting the same battle. Why do you think they play the race card so often? A divided people will not win.

The good news is I have FAITH that the people of America will win.

It will be hard.  I am reminded of the saying that “Nothing good comes easy.”  This will be hard.  Just as many things in life are not easy, but we know the reward for our hard work is worth it.  It may be hard to pull up the sleeves, to stand for your convictions in the face of someone saying that you are racist for not agreeing with politics of the current regime.  It will be hard to decide who is truly the enemy among us.  There is not differentiation of skin color.  There is no line of longitude or state line that divides us.  There is nothing except truly getting to the heart of someone and seeing what do they believe?

What are the common threads that are important? You know we all won’t agree on everything. What though, are we willing to unite on?

I urge you all to put aside the differences that can divide us.  To put forth the things that unite us.  To hold them high and stand in the face of difficulty.  Stand shoulder to shoulder with someone you might not have expected to in the past.

Stand with your fellow Americans in Arizona, Texas and California that want better border control.  How audacious of the Mexican government and Obama to be snubbed by Arizona’s law!  This fundamental change of ignoring laws, ignoring the needs of Americans and condemning anyone who upholds America, American Values and wants to preserve the nation and get back the American Exceptionalism.

I have compassion for the people of Mexico.  I am sure that I’d rather be here than there too.  BUT, do it the right way.  Go about it the right way.  Enter legally.  Become a citizen.  Speak our language.  If I had a say in it, you are NOT eligible for social security, government benefits until you have been here a specified period of time AND paid into taxes just like the rest of us.

The liberals/leftists/progressives might scream “Oh that’s not right, they will only make minimum wage!”  What about the American mother, with 2 kids?  She makes minimum wage…  I am sick and tired of this country’s “give me” mentality and lack of respect for our own people.  People used to make do.  They used to understand that it was through HARD work, determination and perseverance that the good things in life came to you.  Not via a government check because we all deserve it!

I went to a meeting the other day.  They were talking about the Medicaid and people being uninsured and woe about all the hoops that someone has to go through.  I felt like standing up and screaming “HOW many of you voted for Obama?  HOW MANY of you voted for Obamacare??? Don’t you realize navigating MEDICAID will seem like child’s play once his PLAN reigns supreme????”

I am all about compassion but you have to be healthy to be able to give.  You have to be strong in order to help.  Obama and his ilk are trying to destroy our strength and health as American people.  The fundamental change is at the door and people are seeing, “Hey, this is what he meant… ummmm wait a second.”  Suddenly people like Rush and Glenn are making more sense.

Stand united on the things that matter or we are doomed.

What do you think?

Until Next Time

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Endorsed by Saul?

Why do so many people embrace “The end justifies the means” philosophy in politics and life?  Bending the rules or circumventing a well delineated process, to suit your purpose is an ethical violation; Believing you are right does not give you the excuse to break the law, unless you are certain elected officials & then Machiavelli (or Saul Alinsky) reigns supreme in your philosophy & you use it justify what you do.  Endorsed by Saul… Feel better now?  Still doesn’t make it right nor tolerable.

The Obama administration and the Democratic party have been transparent in their deception, their “great community organizer” is following true to form and I am so pleased to see so many American people angry at their manipulations.  They might have a majority, despite lack of popular majority.  They don’t even have the courtesy to use vaseline with their cornhusker kickbacks.  Smile, “it’s good for you and what you need.”  It is duly noted and people are pissed.

I don’t agree with what is going on in this country, and a LOT of people I talk to don’t either.  Including Idaho… Congratulations Idaho!  I applaud you and any other state that has the balls to stand up to this administration and defend the United States Constitution.

I think Rush or Glenn Beck and any other person who has the means to organize the American people in defending the constitution should do so.

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
all right, all right, all right

What do you think?

Obama speaks… Muslim praises

This makes me sick…   How about you?????

How can Americans endorse this man?  How can his approval rating not be worse than it is?

Tell me what you think!

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