Saturday, November 30, 2013

Crayola, Common Core, Maoism, Global Warming Alarmism, Social Justice,

Crayola Common Core Lessons Promote Maoism, Global Warming  Alarmism, Social Justice,

Via EAG News:

Crayola joins the list of big name education companies who have sold out our children and America to the United Nations’ global agenda.
Teaching children ‘to take action as global citizens’ in an ‘interdependent world’ and to ‘think about the world more holistically’ are the focus of several Crayola lessons provided in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations responsible for the creation and implementation of the national Common Core State Standards.
Crayola, Lego Education, Apple, and Disney (among others), as members of P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Skills) entered into a ‘strategic partnership’ with the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2010. [...]
Crayola recommended resources that promote social justice, globalization, and the theory of global warming are listed here along with writings by humanist and Common Core assessment creator, Linda Darling-Hammond, and progressive Howard Gardner.
Another Crayola recommended book, An Attainable Global Perspective, provides a glowing report on Maoism as an alternative to capitalism.
From Robert Hanvey’s An Attainable Global Perspective:
“Maoists believe that while a principal aim of nations should be to raise the level of material welfare of the population, this should be done only within the context of the development of human beings, encouraging them to realize fully their manifold creative powers. And it should be done only on a egalitarian basis—that is, on the basis that development is not worth much unless everyone rises together; no one is to be left behind, either economically or culturally. Indeed, Maoists believe that rapid economic development’s not likely to occur unless everyone rises together . . .”

Thank You EAG and Zip.

Christmas is coming and you might want to Call or Write these companies to tell them Why you Won't be buying their products for your kids.

You might also call everybody Else involved in this Common Core crap and ask them WTF.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

NC Will Get $38.8 Million From J&J As Part Of Medicaide Fraud Settlement

newsobserver has;

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson will pay North Carolina $38.8 million as part of a $1.2 billion multistate settlement to resolve allegations that the company improperly marketed some drugs, resulting in Medicaid fraud.

North Carolina’s share of the settlement will fund Medicaid with the civil penalties going to public schools, according to a statement from the North Carolina attorney general’s office announcing the settlement.

The states alleged that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, both based in New Jersey, marketed anti-psychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, including to treat elderly dementia patients and hyperactive children. The allegations included making misleading statements about the safety of the two drugs and, in the case of Risperdal, paying kickbacks to health care professions who promoted or prescribed the drug to children or the elderly.

Read more here:

Thank You News Observer.

Hmmm, . . .  improper marketing?

Subcontractor Working On ObamaCare Website Under FBI Investigation

Of course. It’s almost as if they went out of their way to get the most sleazy, questionable and incompetent people imaginable.

Via Daily Caller:

One of the subcontractors working on the Obamacare website is currently under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Client Network Services Incorporated (CNSI) became a sub-contractor on the Obamacare website in 2012, working hand in hand with QSSI, according to its website. QSSI was one of several contractors hauled before Congress to address the sites troubled rollout in October.

According to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “war room” notes released in October, CNSI was responsible for assisting with electronic data interchange (EDI) — defined as a system to transfer data between computer systems without human interaction.

Keep reading…

Thank You Daily Caller and Zip.

JNJ's Financial Penalties/Buyouts: Ruining YOUR Thanksgiving Dinner Links

Got the Pepto? Here's 2 Links on Johnson and Johnson's current Clawback Price of Doing The Consumer. 

First up is JNJ Themselves;

And here's a site for Investors, Marketwatch;

And people wonder Why Voter turnout is as low as its been.

Check the amounts of the penalties, the Scope of the damage done and number of parties paid off.

It's a foregone conclusion Every Time Government amasses Huge Piles of money to redistribute it: the natural concomitant of Socialism.

pic cred to Zero Hedge.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hawaii Has Spent $778,000 In Taxpayer Funds For Each ObamaCare Enrollee

Hawaii Has Spent $778,000 In Taxpayer Funds For Each ObamaCare Enrollee

Still not as bad as Oregon.
Taxpayers have spent $200 million to establish the network for the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii – $53 million on just the Hawaii Health Connector web site development and management alone.
However, so far, just 257 individuals have secured healthcare through the exchange.
Some 113 employers submitted applications though the exchange, but have not yet selected plan.
Connector Deputy Executive Director Eric Alborg released the numbers for the first time at a Hawaii Health Connector board meeting on Friday.
Despite repeated requests from the media, Hawaii was among the last three states to disclose these figures.
While Hawaii Health Connector executives were hoping to reach a 300,000 enrollment over the next couple of years, and at least sign up the 100,000 people without any medical coverage in Hawaii, critics say the numbers have been dismal.
The current cost breakdown is about $778,000 in federal funds for each individual who successfully signed up for healthcare. 

Thank You Hawaii Reporter and Zip.

Here's a simple little prayer you can say over your Thanksgiving Turkey. Especially if your guests/relatives cars are still sporting Obama/Biden bumperstickers, and the Holiday ground rules have already forbidden political arguments.

"Dear Lord, please protect us from Government Benevolence. Amen."

Pelosi (As Delusional As Ever) Throws Obama Under The Bus: Democrats Couldn't Be More Thrilled About ObamaCare

Every time you think it Can't get any sillier, Nancy Pelosi - the Mermaid (or Gorgon) adorning the prow of the S.S. 'Mental Health' also known as San Francisco, fires off another laugh line.
Pelosi As Delusional As Ever: Democrats Couldn't Be More Thrilled About ObamaCare

Bonus quote: Pelosi on why she calls it the “Affordable Care Act” instead of Obamacare,”Because everybody may not love Obama, but everybody loves affordable.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says although some Democrats may be voting politically to distance themselves from Obamacare, they were still supporting the law and working in their districts to implement it. …
“You can imagine coming from Northern California what I think of that,” she said, referring to Silicon Valley. “But none the less, it will work and the policy is sound, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that we’re on the verge of it all coming to fruition.” [...]
Pelosi explained that she always calls the health care bill the Affordable Care Act instead of Obamacare.
“Because everybody may not love Obama, but everybody loves affordable,” she said. “I love them both.”

Thank You Wash Examiner and Zip.

"Everybody may not love Obama,"

Just wait, you are going to see Democrats pointing at each other in droves.

NC Blue Cross Blue Shield To Raise Rates Up Tp 24% For Health Plans Reinstated Per Obama's "Fix" On Cancelled Policies

NC Blue Cross Blue Shield To Raise Rates Up Tp 24% For Health Plans Reinstated Per Obama's "Fix" On Cancelled Policies

Well done, Barack.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said Tuesday that it will raise rates as much as 24 percent on 2013 individual health insurance plans that are being extended next year.
The increase is double the price inflation for the same health plans just a year ago, but many Blue Cross customers who have grumbled about rising costs in past years are cheering the news this time.
The health plans in question were slated for elimination under the Affordable Care Act, the nation’s health care law, but Blue Cross said last week it would offer the plans next year. President Barack Obama urged insurers to extend the individual plans for one year amid a public outcry over forced cancellations and steep price increases for replacement plans.
The N.C. Department of Insurance will review the proposed rates and, if it determines they are too high, it could order Blue Cross to issue refunds to customers. The agency has not set a deadline to review the proposed rates, which go into effect Jan. 1.
“The key thing is – this is one more year,” said Blue Cross spokeswoman Michelle Douglas. “It’s not saying you can keep this plan forever.”
Thank You News Observer and Zip. 

Ya know, . . . aw, just skip it, . . . because You Ain't Seen Nothing from these people, Yet.

This is Going to keep getting worse, Much Worse.

Obama Officially Out Of His Mind: "We're Not Lavishly Spending On A Bunch Of Social Programs"

Obama Officially Out Of His Mind: "We're Not Lavishly Spending On A Bunch Of Social Programs"
[Ed; which is one of the major points We've been making from the outset.]

My head nearly exploded when I read that quote.

Via CNS News:

President Obama told a gathering of business executives on Tuesday that the federal government was not “lavishly spending” on social programs.

“What we know is, is that our — our fiscal problems are not short-term deficits. Our discretionary budget, that portion of the federal budget that isn’t defense or Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid, the entitlement programs, is at its smallest level in my lifetime, probably since Dwight Eisenhower.

“We are not lavishly spending on a whole bunch of social programs out there,” Obama continued. “And in many ways, a lot of these programs have become more efficient and pretty effective,” he added.

Keep reading…

Thank You CNS and Zip.

As for Officially Nutz, help yourself.

Anyone with an IQ of 70 can fish a handful of "Incurable Mental Disorder" Billing Codes out of behavenet to condemn Obama (and just about anyone else too) as Insane.

"Uh-Oh." O'care Site Crashes On Sebelius At News Conference

via The Hill;

The troubled HealthCare.Gov website crashed in front of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday in Miami.

HHS said in a statement the issue was resolved quickly. “As we continue to make improvements to the site, we know that there will be sporadic outages form time to time, as was the case Tuesday," a spokesperson told The Hill in an email.

"This issue was resolved quickly. is improving every day. We have completed more than 200 items from our punch list of fixes, reduced page load times from 8 seconds to less than 1, and error rates are down from six percent to less than one percent. We expect that the site will be working smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of the month.”

A local CBS reporter jumped in while Sebelius was doing a test run on the site to say, “the screen says 'I’m sorry but the system is temporarily down.' ”

“Uh oh,” Sebelius responded.

The secretary held events in Orlando and Miami on Tuesday encouraging people to sign up for healthcare despite the problems the administration has had in getting the website up and running.

Thank You Mr Easley and The Hill.

"Uh-Oh. Well, it's OK, It'll come back. You know, that happens every day."

For $640 Million Dollars.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) Threatens To Go Nuclear: Rewrite Senate Procedural Rules To Pack Courts With Obama's "Fundamental Transformers"

from The Hill;
Reid Threatens To Go Nuclear

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that he is looking at reforming Senate rules to prevent Republicans from filibustering President Obama’s judicial nominees.
“I’m at the point where we need to do something to allow government to function,” Reid said when asked if he would consider using the so-called nuclear option, a controversial procedural tactic for changing Senate rules. “I’m considering looking at the rules.”
The seldom-used tactic would allow Democrats to change the Senate’s rules with a simple-majority vote.

Thank You Mr Bolton and The Hill.

Hmmm, . . . Because Obama has done such a smash up job with his previous appointees?

via Red State:

(not anymore they don't, after Princeton had it pulled citing copyright)

 Erick Erickson (Diary)  |    |

This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist. The woman declares that socialists must stick together instead of fracture in order to advance a socialist agenda, which Kagan advocates. 1
Keep in mind that Kagan wrote her thesis at the height of the cold war praising a group that collaborated with our enemies
Thank You Mr Erickson and Redstate.

Back to Mr Bolton at The Hill for more of Senator Reid's procedural nonsense:
“The founding fathers never had in place in the Constitution about filibusters or extended debate,” he told reporters. “This country operated fairly well for 140 years without filibuster protection.”

Yeah? Well the Founding Fathers never envisioned seating Socialists on the Supreme Court who openly despised and repudiated Everything those Founding Fathers stood, lived, fought and died for Either.

One would think that if Justice Kagen's thesis and beliefs weren't an open slap in the face to Most Americans Princeton would have been Proud to let the overwhelming Majority of Americans Read the damning indictment, rather than their invoking Copyright to Bury It.

Philly Jury Hits J&J With $11 Million Verdict In Topamax Birth-Defects Case

from fiercepharma;
Philly Jury Hits J&J With $11 Million Verdict In Topamax Birth-Defects Case
November 19, 2013 | By

As Bloomberg reports, it's the second case over Topamax-related birth defects to go to trial--and the second loss for J&J. Last month, a jury awarded $4 million to Virginia mother April Czimmer, who alleged that Janssen didn't do enough to publicize Topamax's links to cleft lip and palate. Janssen says it will appeal both verdicts.

Overall, J&J faces more than 130 cases linking Topamax to birth defects, now consolidated in Philadelphia court. The two decisions so far came in bellwether cases selected to be tried first. Two other cases are scheduled to hit court in February and March.

According to the plaintiffs, Janssen knew that Topamax could trigger birth defects for years before truly warning the public. The risks showed up in animal studies, and then in reports about the children of Topamax patients, Powell's lawyer said during the trial.

But Janssen's lawyers maintained that the rates of cleft lip and cleft palate in Topamax patients mirrored the rates of those injuries in the overall population, Bloomberg reports. The FDA asked Janssen to change Topamax's label in 2011, to warn of data showing that the drug might contribute to cleft lips and cleft palates in babies born to mothers using the medicine.

J&J has been fighting a raft of litigation related to its other products as well. Most recently, the company was said to agree to pay $4 billion to wrap up lawsuits over faulty hip-replacement devices. And earlier this month, J&J wrapped up a longstanding off-label marketing probe by the Department of Justice, with $2.2 billion in civil and criminal penalties.

- read the Bloomberg story

Special Report: 10 Largest Settlements and Judgments | Pharma's Top 11 Marketing Settlements
Related Articles:
J&J to pay $2.2B to wrap up long-standing Risperdal marketing probe
Pfizer, Merck, J&J all close books on some lawsuits
FDA warns of birth defects with use of J&J's Topamax
J&J settles off-label Topamax claims for $81M

Thank You Ms Staton and fiercepharma.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Every Democrat Voted For ObamaCare Rule That Resulted In Millions Having Their Insurance Cancelled

There is no way around it, Democrats own this.
RAND PAUL: I’m still learning about it. It’s 20,000 pages of regulations. The Bill was 2,000 pages and I didn’t realize this until this week, the whole idea of you losing or getting your insurance cancelled wasn’t in the original Obamacare. It was a regulation written by President Obama, three months later.
So we had a vote, this is before I got up there. The Republicans had a vote to try to cancel that regulation so you couldn’t be cancelled, to grandfather everybody in. You know what the vote was? Straight party line. Every Democrat voted to keep the rule that cancels your insurance.
Thank You Senator Paul and Zip.

Pelosi Has Incoherent Meltdown On Meet The Press: VIDEO

Pelosi's District has more Shrinks per person than any District in America. The Democrat Party chose Pelosi as the finest, most cunning mind among themselves to represent Themselves to the American People.

She is putting Their best foot forward.

Gaze in wonder as you shudder Your way through this clip possessing the realization that Pelosi is as responsible for the unraveling by the minute of this bucket of waste, fraud, abuse, nepotism and worse called ObamaCare as any other Obama Partisan/Crony in DC is, AND, that her grasping little Insider Trading, Prevariacating claws are Still wrapped firmly around your country's throat as the Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives.

Pelosi is what FREE STUFF from Government actually is.

THIS, is what Govt BUYS with Your Money,
in Pelosi's District.

$2.2 Billion J&J/Risperdal Settlement: Only The Beginning

via Mad in America;
$2.2 Billion Settlement: Only The Beginning

November 15, 2013

At least 250 lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson’s improper marketing of Risperdal are pending in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, according to information provided by a law firm involved in the litigation.  The firm, which represents individuals who may have developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) as a result of the drug, alleges that the unapproved use of Risperdal to treat ADHD is also on the rise.
Further reading:Antipsychotic Risperdal Slapped with $2 Billion Dementia Penalty (Alzheimer’s & Dementia Weekly)

Thank You Mr Cole, and MIA.
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  • pic cred to MIA