Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Illegals Could Receive Social Security, Medicare Thanks To Obama's Action

Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.
In his speech on Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken immigration system, under which 11 million or more people are estimated to be living in this country illegally.
“We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or [legal] residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation,” he said. “You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.”
For those who work, that includes payroll taxes, also known as FICA taxes, because they are collected under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.
Thank You WashPo and Mr Stone.

But, but, they're 'Dreamers'. They have Dreams of a better life. 

And we have dreams of American Kids not getting stuck with Paying for all this. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sen Ted Cruz: All Presidential Nominees Should Be Blocked Until Obama Rescinds His Amnesty

Via Hot Air:
Another leftover from Sunday brunch via the Corner. Joel Pollak floated this idea a few weeks ago in a piece for Breitbart. I thought of it again on Thursday night, when I was busy enjoying my vacation from HA by watching Obama’s amnesty speech and screaming at my TV. Now here’s Cruz proposing the same plan, although with two caveats. One: It’s not so much that he wants the Senate to block O’s nominees as he wants Mitch McConnell to refuse to bring those nominations to the floor in the first place. That’s a clever way of killing two birds with one stone. If McConnell follows Cruz’s plan, Cruz can take credit among conservative voters for having been the motive force in bottling up O’s nominees. If McConnell doesn’t follow Cruz’s plan, Cruz can point to it as proof that the establishment squishes refuse to fight the White House with everything they’ve got, which of course is why we need to nominate someone like Ted Cruz in 2016. Even so, I like the idea on the merits. If Obama won’t respect Congress’s constitutional power to set policy, why should the Senate respect Obama’s constitutional power to staff the executive and judicial branches? He’s the one who declared war on separation of powers. Let him live with the consequences. Plus, who knows? Maybe he’ll go rogue again and decide that he has some sort of emergency power to confirm nominees himself if the Senate won’t do it. I figure we’re only eight or nine more grossly unconstitutional actions away from the media beginning to express “concern” about Obama’s behavior.
Thank You Senator Cruz, Hot Air, and Mr Stone.

We actually have statesmen like Ted Cruz, and we'll be damned but the RINOcracy will try to shove Romney or Jeb Bush at us for 2016.

Just another smidgeon of the Obama Legacy:
#Ferguson: This Is What Leftism Looks Like

This is just a tiny sample of the Intentionally, Politically Engineered License and Riot Obama and his partisans have created, which Senator Cruz (and everyone else whose paying attention in America) are being subjected to.

Could someone tell us what the owner of this car lot did to the people who torched it?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Study: Gender Reassignment: 41% Attempt Suicide

Another Triumph of Behaviorism. 

Suicide Attempts Among Transgender And Gender Non-Conforming Adults

The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults who report ever attempting suicide. Much remains to be learned about underlying factors and which groups within the diverse population of transgender and gender non-conforming people are most at risk. In the present study, we sought to increase understanding of suicidal behavior among transgender and gender non-conforming people through an in depth analysis of NTDS data. The specific aims of our analysis were to identify the key characteristics and experiences associated with lifetime suicide attempts in the NTDS sample as a whole, and to examine how lifetime suicide attempts vary among different groups of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

And governments are spending public monies to provide this as a perk to their workers.

41%: One hell of a definition of success, Oh, wait. This is Psychiatry Ground Zero, so success means something other than the accepted Dictionary definition.

google search: 

Typical Move: White House Quietly Releases Plans For 3,415 Regulations Ahead of Thanksgiving

More of that Free Stuff he promised everyone.
“Hey, no one is looking, let’s dump some ridiculous news” — Obama admin every single holiday.
While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they’re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda — marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday.
The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday — and right before a major holiday.
“It’s become an unfortunate tradition of this administration and others to drop these regulatory agendas late on a Friday and right before a holiday,” Matt Shudtz, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform, told The Hill newspaper.
Thank You DC and Mr Stone. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ObamaCare Boosts State Medicaid Spending

As planned. 

November 20, 2014 | By 

States are spending more on Medicaid, but they're also receiving more from the federal government to cover the costs, according to a report from the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO).

The Affordable Care Act gave states 90 percent to 100 percent reimbursement for new Medicaid enrollees. So far, 23 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their traditional Medicaid programs, while four states have been granted waivers to pursue customized approaches.

Medicaid spending grew 11.3 percent in state budgets in fiscal 2014, the report notes. At the same time, federal funding for Medicaid increased 17.8 percent, while state funding for Medicaid grew only 2.7 percent, Reuters reports.

Medicaid became states' biggest budget item in FY 2014, at slightly more than a quarter of all state expenditures. However, elementary and secondary education consumed the most resources in state-only dollars, taking 24.2 percent of state funds, followed by 15.3 percent for Medicaid.

State Medicaid programs focus on controlling costs, selectively increasing payments and benefits, and changing delivery methods to improve care, the report states. NASBO expects the proportion of Medicaid benefits administered through a managed care plan to grow, with increased coverage for aged and disabled enrollees and long-term care services. States also are moving more toward home-and community-based care rather than institutional settings.

The future of Medicaid expansion remains unclear. Midterm elections returned to office several Republican governors who oppose expansion and tightened GOP grip on state Legislatures, The New York Times noted.

As FierceHealthFinance's Ron Shinkman said, rollback remains a possibility in some states, putting hospitals that serve the poor in a quandary.

To learn more:
- find the 
report (.pdf)
- read the Reuters 
- check out the 
Times piece

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Thank You Ms Hall and fiercehealthpayer.

"As FierceHealthFinance's Ron Shinkman said, rollback remains a possibility in some states, putting hospitals that serve the poor in a quandary."

The truth of Socialism's real compassion for the downtrodden.

Lie to them for their vote and to hell with them afterwards.

Obama's Illegal Alien Amnesty Will Cancel Out Every Job Created Under His Administration

Live, on Univision, . . . but not his major network lapdogs: (it's too much for even them to gag down)

November 20, 2014 by  
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

67 percent of jobs created under Obama already went to immigrants. Now Obama is set to cancel out whatever jobs were created, mostly low wage, in his miserable depressed economy with his illegal alien amnesty plan.

President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.
The plans, expected to be announced late Nov. 20, will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports.
Obama has already provided or promised almost one million extra work permits to foreigners, while his economy has only added six million jobs since 2009.
So Obama is effectively canceling out whatever job growth there was and there wasn’t much of it for Americans to begin with.
Food prices have risen sharply under his regime. ObamaCare is about to begin killing jobs on an epic scale. If Obama were doing this to another country, it would be considered a war crime.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Video: All of #GruberGate In 2 Minutes


Thank you Nickarama.

Heh, heh, heh.

if you want background on who and what Gruber is, and why this vid ought to melt your face, see


This Gruber-Gate Supercut Video Is Positively Enraging

More Hilarity. Johns Hopkins Releases Ethics Report For Modern Day Nurses

Does this include the Nurses in San Francisco who worked at those non-existent hospitals with those non-existent Psychiatrists? 


Education, policy development key to creating more ethical nursing environment

A new report from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics highlights a number of ethical issues facing nurses in the healthcare industry, in the wake of the first National Nursing Ethics Summit at the university earlier this year as well as the world-wide Ebola virus hype.

Nurses in every setting from hospitals to homecare face ethical pressures that arise from various situations that can contribute to problems in access to care, and that prevent nurses from practicing in accordance with their values, according to the report, "A Blueprint for 21th Century Nursing Ethics: Report of the National Nursing Summit." It examines four areas: clinical practice, nursing education, nursing research and nursing policy.

In clinical practice, the industry must develop and sustain work environments that support ethical nursing by creating tools and guidelines for fostering that work environment, evaluating those tools in practice and making the results of those evaluations easy and accessible, according to the report. 

The industry must also promote excellence in nursing ethics education by developing recommendations for preparing faculty to teach those ethics effectively, in order to build a strong and diverse healthcare workforce and advance the ethical delivery of healthcare.

Nursing leaders should develop a research agenda that will lead to a culture of ethical practice in diverse settings, according to the report. The strategy should be evidence-based and measurable in order to improve quality of care, clinical outcomes, costs, and impact on staff and the work environment, according to the report. When it comes to policy there needs to be development in measurement and evaluation criteria to assess workplace culture and moral distress among nurses, which will foster a more ethically healthy environment.

"It's our hope this will serve as a blueprint for cultural change that will more fully support nurses in their daily practice and ultimately improve how healthcare is administered--for patients, their families and nurses," said Cynda Hylton Rushton, Ph.D., R.N., the Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Berman Institute of Bioethics, and lead organizer of the summit. "We want to start a movement within nursing and our healthcare system to address the ethical challenges embedded in all settings where nurses work.". 

To learn more:
- read the 

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Thank You Ms Sullivan and Fierce Healthcare;

Hospitals Report Only 1% Of Patient Harm Events

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner Buys A Clue: Obama Keystone Veto Would Be Like 'Calling The American People Stupid'

And the name of that clue is: The voters weren't just tired of the faces in Congress and voted Republican out of boredom. The voters were Sick and Tired of the Policies of the Dems in Congress and the Whitehouse, and this election was indeed a Mandate for the undoing of "Hope & Change".

Does anyone remember a fire and brimstone campaign from the Republicans leading up to this election? No. The RNC pretty much sat on its hands, and the Senate changed hands. That's the level of outrage and disgust this midterm brought out into the open.


November 18, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Psychiatrists And Psychologists Not Reliable Expert Witnesses

November 16, 2014

Psychiatrists and psychologists who work as expert witnesses for the courts are generally no more scientifically knowledgeable or accurate about issues that involve human memory than regular practitioners or lay persons, according to a study published in Psychology, Crime and Law. In some court cases, wrote the authors of the study, the results could be “catastrophic”.
The study was based on a questionnaire distributed to members of the Norwegian Psychological and Psychiatric Associations, to which about 940 professionals responded. The surveys asked questions about current scientific understandings with respect to psychological topics often relevant to court cases, especially involving factors that affect memories in victims or eyewitnesses.
“The results of the present paper show that psychologists and psychiatrists serving as expert witnesses in court have limited knowledge about factors affecting the memory of eye witnesses and memory factors in general, and they do not score above the level of psychologists/psychiatrists in general,” wrote the authors. “Moreover, a comparison with the results of samples of lay persons and judicial professional shows that they do not outperform these samples on items common to the two surveys.”
They described the overall performance of those professionals who said they’d served as expert court witnesses as “not very impressive.” At the same time, these professionals rarely indicated that they were “uncertain” about their responses.
Nearly 40% of the expert witnesses incorrectly believed that the memory of young children is better than or equally good as adult memory, noted the researchers. A significant majority of both expert witnesses and regular mental health practitioners also believed that memories of childhood abuse could appear for the first time in therapy – the researchers suggested that when these “erroneous ideas about memory are brought to court it may have catastrophic consequences.”
“(T)he results of the present paper should caution the courts that the expertise of psychological and psychiatric expert witnesses may have limitations,” concluded the researchers.
(Abstract) Psychologists and psychiatrists serving as expert witnesses in court: what do they know about eyewitness memory? (Melindera, Annika & Magnussena, Svein. Psychology, Crime and Law. Volume 21, Issue 1, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2014.915324)