Thursday, July 27, 2017

Well, It Seemed Very Impressive To Us . . .



President Trump addressing the recent Boy Scout Jamboree with an audience of 40,000 scouts.
BTW: President Trump's predecessor NEVER attended a single Boy Scout Jamboree during his eight years in office.

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More News That Big Media Hide From You . . .



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Who's The BIGGER Problem? You'll Be Surprised!

Voters are now more likely to believe Republicans in Congress are the bigger problem for President Trump than Democrats are.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters believe congressional Republicans are a bigger problem for the president, while 36% believe Democrats are the bigger problem. A sizable 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

(Want a free daily email update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 & 23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

'For All Who Support Troops, Value Defense'

Here is a special message from Eagle Forum:

Eagle Forum applauds President Trump’s wise move announced today to restrict transgender persons from the American military.

The politically correct mandate previously imposed on the military by the Obama administration was harmful to readiness and a significant drain on limited military funds. It was to use taxpayer dollars to pay for expensive “gender-reassignment” surgery and life-long hormone therapy for persons suffering from gender-dysphoria — a psychological condition involving confusion about gender identity. Leaders of the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps had initially asked for a two year delay in implementation of the Obama mandate.

President Trump’s action protects America’s military personnel from the imposition of an irrational social experiment that would have taken time and money from the primary assignment of the military — to protect our nation from aggressors. It is a boost to the morale not only of the military but to all Americans who support our troops and value national defense.

Eunie Smith

Eunie Smith
Eagle Forum President

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As Always . . . The Lady Knew All Along!


They Say They Like HIM More Than THEM

Over six months into the Trump presidency, Republican voters still say they relate more to the president’s political views than those of their party's representatives in Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters say that when it comes to major issues facing the nation, their views are closest to Republicans in Washington, including 33% who are more aligned with Trump and just 12% who relate more to the average Republican in Congress. 

Forty-four percent (44%) of all voters say their views are more closely aligned with the average congressional Democrat when it comes to major issues facing the nation. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 & 23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Hurry, This Great Deal Is Almost Over!




A Depiction Unlike Anything You've Seen Before!

Philadelphia Archbishop Chares J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside over the blessing and dedication of Pennsylvania’s first Homeless Jesus statue at Saint John’s Hospice (SJH), a ministry of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

For over 45 years, SJH has provided crucial and life-sustaining services with dignity, respect, and compassion. Each weekday, this outreach ministry provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 325 men as well as case management services, on-site nursing services, daily showers, and mailroom services for over 900 men. Each year, it provides residential services for over 250 men transitioning from homelessness to independent living in the community.

The life-size bronze statue was sculpted by world-renowned Canadian artist Mr. Timothy P. Schmalz, and commissioned by The George C. Beyer Family.

Monday, July 31, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Saint John’s Hospice
1221 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Homeless Jesus statue has been installed in more than 50 cities worldwide, the most prominent location being in front of the Papal Office of Charities at the Vatican. The statue represents the presence of Christ among the most marginalized and vulnerable members of society. It depicts the Savior, shrouded in a blanket with His face covered, lying on a park bench. Wounds from the crucifixion are visible on the statue’s bare feet. The statue measures 3 feet high, 2 feet deep and 7 feet long, and is located at SJH where homeless men daily enter for a noon meal.

Mr. Schmalz and members of The George C. Beyer Family will attend the blessing and dedication, along with Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services in the Archdiocese.

In addition, Mr. Schmalz will offer remarks about his various pieces of art depicting the Corporal Works of Mercy enumerated in Matthew 25: 31-40. Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services, will also offer remarks about those served through the charitable ministries of the Archdiocese including SJH.

Following the conclusion of the blessing and dedication, Archbishop Chaput, Mr. Schmaltz, and the benefactor Ms. Karen Beyer will serve a hot noon meal to approximately 300 needy and homeless men from the SJH Day Service Program.
Note: To learn more about Saint John’s Hospice, please visit http://saintjohnshospice.org/. To learn more about Mr. Timothy P. Schmalz, please visit https://www.sculpturebytps.com/.

Well, Don't Say They Never Warned You . . .

From our friends at Save Jersey:
Law enforcement unions in New Jersey haven’t been big fans of the Christie Administration which, most recently, shot down a controversial plan to give police and fire unions direct control of their pension programs.
But former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerick took to Facebook late Tuesday night and warned the police community that things could get “ten times worse” if Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) and his newly anointed lieutenant governor selection Sheila Oliver get themselves elected:
Kerik did not elaborate on his specific concerns; New Jersey’s police and firefighter unions have already backed the Democrat nominee.
The Newark, New Jersey native went from being George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Secretary nominee in 2004 to a federal prisoner in 2010,  having plead guilty to 8 charges including tax fraud and false statements. An epic fall from grace and approximately 3 1/2 years in prison turned him into a crusader for criminal justice reform.
There’s no denying the Democrat Party’s decidedly anti-police tilt in the “black lives matter” era; this year’s N.J. Democrat gubernatorial primary field consistently expressed solitary with the notorious anti-police organization.
Phil Murphy’s official campaign website criticizes the criminal justice system for “disproportionately target[ing] communities of color.
Oliver, a former Democrat Assembly speaker, nevertheless drew the ire of BLM in recent months for proposing legislation to mandate teaching school-age children how to interact with police.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Time Is Here, Do It And Do It NOW!

Dan Weber, founder and CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), is calling on Republican Senators to do what they have long promised their constituents: repeal Obamacare. If they fail to do so on, he is warning, they will soon face electoral consequences.

Mr. Weber said in a statement:

“Americans have been victimized by the Affordable Care Act. We now have loss of coverage, huge rate increases, higher deductibles, and tax penalties. And the worst is yet to come with state exchanges at risk of imploding and millions of people scrambling to be covered or risk having no insurance at all.

“With the redistribution of income and the dramatic expansion of government, Obamacare is part of the progressive assault on America’s economy. It is a war of socialism on free enterprise. Just this Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, ‘Single payer health care is on the table.’ If the GOP can’t pass Obamacare repeal, the Democrats will work to make Obamacare more burdensome on private companies.

“President Trump was elected and the GOP secured control of both the House and the Senate because conservatives promised repeal of Obamacare. It’s that simple. The American people in 2016 decided we wanted to get rid of government’s growing control over our medical care, our businesses, our money, and our choices. GOP Senators owe it to their constituents to follow through.”

For more information on AMAC: Dan Weber is the CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the largest conservative due-paying member association in the United States with a membership of over one million seniors. Weber founded the organization in 2007 as an alternative to AARP.
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Naked Bike Riders: Get Ready, Get Set . . .

Here is a special message from the Philly Naked Bike Ride:

We are 45 days away from the 9th Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride!! We ride again on September 9, 2017. Pre-ride festivities will start at 3 pm, and we ride at 5 pm! Follow us on social media for all updates! The starting location will be announced 24 hours before the event. We will send out a newsletter 24 hours prior with all the Need To Know info for the ride!

We ride to advocate for cycling as a major form of transport, to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, and to advocate for body positivity!


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OMG! How Did THIS Happen? How And Why?

Monday, July 24, 2017

An 'Invisible' Disability Is Nonetheless Real!

New Jersey Governor Christie has signed “Charlie’s Law,” legislation sponsored by State Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) that creates civil penalties for preventing a person with a service animal from accessing a public facility.

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Sen. Diane Allen’s “Charlie’s Law” creates civil penalties for preventing a person with a service animal from accessing a public facility. (Flickr)
“Charlie’s Law” (S-2662) is named after a service dog who was denied access to an airport while assisting his owner, Ben Shore, a Cherry Hill teen who is on the autism spectrum and suffers from panic attacks.

Charlie was ordered out of the airport by an employee who did not believe that he was a service dog. That is completely unacceptable, not to mention illegal. Just because a disability is ‘invisible’ doesn’t mean it isn’t real,” Senator Allen said. “Charlie’s Law will empower law enforcement to respond immediately, so that people who are discriminated against in this way get the swift justice they deserve.”

A person who violates Charlie’s Law, in addition to any other relief or affirmative action provided by law, will be liable to a civil penalty of no less than: $250 for the first violation; $500 for the second violation; and $1,000 for the third and each subsequent violation.

Under current law, any person with a disability accompanied by a service or guide dog trained by a recognized training agency or school is entitled, with his dog, to access all public facilities.

To enforce the current statute, the Division of Civil Rights has to conduct an investigation, which is a lengthy process that often isn’t ever finished. “Charlie’s Law” requires local law enforcement to issue a summons and the municipal court would have authority to impose the penalty.

Under “Charlie’s Law,” the penalty assessed will be appropriated to the Department of Law and Public Safety to fund educational programs for law enforcement officers on the right of a person with a disability to have a service or guide dog in a place of public accommodation. The law also requires the Attorney General to establish a public awareness campaign to inform the public about the provisions of the bill.

“Service animals allow people with disabilities to live healthy, safe and independent lives. They are not a luxury,” Senator Allen added. “Anyone who blocks someone with a service animal from entering a public space must be held accountable. I am hopeful that Charlie’s Law will also help prevent these acts of discrimination and raise awareness of this issue statewide. “

Don't Be Fooled: Things Haven't REALLY Changed!

Helping Them -- And Doing It Without Delay!

Legislation sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to help monitor the availability of beds in New Jersey’s mental health and addiction treatment facilities is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

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The Governor signed Sen. Diane Allen’s legislation to help improve access to addiction and mental health treatment. (Wikimedia Commons)
“Access to treatment facilities is vital to our mission of combating the opioid epidemic, as well as treating mental health in New Jersey,” Senator Allen said. “This measure will ensure our residents and healthcare professionals have up-to-date access to information on how many beds are available at treatment centers across the state.”

The legislation, S-2466, requires the development and maintenance of a data dashboard report which will track the number of open beds that are available in the state for individuals in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment. The new law requires any facility that receives state or county funding for short or long-term treatment to submit this data so the dashboard can be updated daily.

Information regarding the number of open beds will be prominently displayed on the Departments of Human Services website and will be made available upon request to the public through the statewide 2-1-1 phone system. Based on the daily information, the dashboard report will include the address, phone number and type of service provided for each facility that reports that it has beds available.

“This gets all of the necessary information into the hands of those who need it the most,” Senator Allen said. “We need to help people obtain the treatment they need as quickly as possible.”

She's Had Enough, She's Fightin Back, Good For Her!

From the person who posted this video clip on YouTube: "My parents happened to drive by NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio doing a photo-op in their Queens neighborhood, and my mother decided to pull over to tell him exactly what she thinks of him and the job he's doing."

And there's more. The lesson here is simple: Speak up; fight back; don't take anymore of their crap!
"She pounced as the mayor was leaving, he started to walk towards her and then fled. CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer has more."

Sunday, July 23, 2017

OMG! We're Shocked, We Tell You . . . SHOCKED!

This Guy's LOVE Really Knows No Bounds!



What's wrong with admiring. respecting, cheering-on and actually LOVING the person you work for, huh?
We say nothing's wrong wit it. Nothing!

A Short But Exceptionally Meaningful Life . . .

Remembering A Remarkable Public Figure . . .



I remember the weekend 20 years ago that Princess Diana was killed in that awful car crash in Paris.
I was at home when the news hit and I was still working as the Associate Executive Director for Communication and Public Affairs at the Philadelphia Bar Association. Being a public relations practitioner, the first thing that came into my mind was the enormity of the news -- the fact that this would be a mammoth, worldwide story.
I knew that Diana had an huge fan base -- that she had touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. And even though I must honestly say that I never counted myself as one of those who was particularly taken with Diana, I understood the intrinsic appeal of this woman who came into royalty at such a young age and who had been expected to become the Queen of England. In fact, my own daughter still has a Princess Diana wedding doll with Diana miniaturized in her elaborate wedding gown. Diana was indeed a certified icon, with or without the royal trappings.
In fact, Diana's vulnerability amidst her many problems and tortuous divorce seemed to make her that much more accessible, creating what may have been the first global phenomenon of the information age.
So, as soon as I heard the news, my PR instincts took over and I set out to find lawyers who could comment on the legal implications of Diana's tragic death in an automobile accident in France amidst what appears to have been a wild chase involving the paparazzi. What really happened? Who might be liable for the death? How would this all be sorted out? What was the law regarding such matters in France? What might the legal implications be?
As luck would have it, during the same period the Philadelphia Bar Association was hosting a conference featuring lawyers from throughout the world (including France) in Philadelphia. I was quickly able to arrange interviews between these lawyers and members of the local media, shedding light on such questions and issues. I was also able to arrange interviews with British lawyers and media reps. I had found what we in PR call a "local peg" to an international story.
The next few days were very, very busy days for me and I like to think I scored major points with members of the local press corps -- a sort of PR person's dream-come-true (even if you're only as good as your last media "hit).
Of course, the capstone of the week (in addition to Diana's funeral and the attendant outpouring of grief) was the unprecedented personal appearance of the Queen on TV to comment on Diana's passing. The worldwide audience for that event was staggering.
For my own part, I think the Queen handled the situation quite well. I remember being struck by the Queen's lovely blue eyes and wondered why she hadn't appeared on TV more often. But then again, I remembered that she was, after all, The Queen.
Here are the Queen's comments:




She Remains An Enduring, Enchanting Figure . . .




Saturday, July 22, 2017

They Really DO Appear To Be Clueless, Yes?

It's Beyond Outrageous -- It's Actually Blood-Thirsty!


Sean Hannity said that comedian Rosie O'Donnell has joined the long list of Hollywood celebrities who fantasize about the president's death.
Hannity said O'Donnell posted a link to a video game allowing users to kill President Trump by pushing him off a cliff, into a volcano or into an open manhole in New York.
"[She's] rooting for violence against the president of the United States," Hannity said.
He also recounted several other incidents involving O'Donnell's fellow actors wishing harm or failure on Trump.
Hannity said Mickey Rourke threatened to beat Trump with a bad, while rapper Snoop Dogg staged a mock execution of a Trump-like figure for a music video.

When We Hardly Take Note Of This . . .

Then, we're in REAL Trouble!

US, France, Venezuela, Russia Top Blog Views

Pageviews by Countries - Week of 7/15

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
5613
France
5331
Venezuela
225
Russia
187
South Korea
128
Germany
118
Brazil
87
China
59
United Arab Emirates
53
Turkey
48
WOW! More than 12,000 pageviews this week!

Dan Cirucci Blog: Week's Top Five Stories!

Friday, July 21, 2017

When You Think About It, They're VERY Important . . .

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman’s “New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act,” ensuring it can appear on the ballot in the upcoming November general election.
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Sen. Kip Bateman’s NJ Library Construction Bond Act gives voters the ability to approve funds for the repair, construction or expansion of local libraries. (Abhi Sharma/Flickr)
“Public libraries drive the economy by providing career training and access to technology for people who wouldn’t have it otherwise,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said. “They are invaluable community centers that everyone should have access to, but 78 percent need repairs and less than half are ADA accessible.”

“Putting this on the ballot allows the public to decide on how their taxpayer dollars are being spent, which is exactly the way it should be done. I have no doubt that people will rise up to support their local library in November. It’s the right thing to do,” Bateman continued.

S-2171 authorizes $125 million in general obligation bonds to provide grants for construction, expansion and upgrades to New Jersey’s public libraries. The grants would pay for half the cost of constructing or upgrading a library, with local governments covering the other half. The State Librarian would establish eligibility criteria for the receipt of grants.

“This bill addresses a critical need,” Michael Cerra, of the NJ League of Municipalities Assistant Executive Director Michael Cerra said. “Many public libraries in New Jersey are simply outdated and cannot accommodate modern technologies. The NJ Library Construction Bond Act, if approved by voters, will provide an appropriate revenue source and thus diminish the financial impact on local governments.”

“Many public libraries in New Jersey have a critical need to expand or upgrade their facilities. If approved by voters, this funding will be available to transform public libraries in communities throughout our state. “The New Jersey Library Association is thrilled that this legislation has been signed and we would like to thank the sponsors in the Legislature for their support.”

Currently, aid for libraries only amounts to 42 percent per capita. Although there were as many as 44 million visits to New Jersey libraries last year, many have been forced to reduce their hours or forego much-needed upgrades due to a lack of funding. 78 percent of libraries are in need of some repairs.

“Libraries are not just for storing books. They are shelter during a storm, career centers, and gathering places for new neighbors. They help our children grow into well-rounded adults. We simply cannot afford to let them crumble or fade away,” Senator Bateman added. “I will continue to work with the dedicated advocates and local residents who have fought for this act to ensure our grandchildren know what it’s like to grow up with a library nearby.”

This Is A Move That's Really Long Overdue . . .

For Your Safety, They MUST Be Held Accountable

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman to improve the safety of New Jersey’s drinking water by holding public water systems accountable for making infrastructure improvements and inspections.

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Sen. Kip Bateman’s “Water Quality Accountability Act” will protect people from unsafe drinking water by requiring all public water systems to establish a cyber-security program and a plan for making infrastructure improvements and inspections. (Pixabay)
“New Jersey residents are becoming more and more concerned about lead, bacteria and cancer-causing contaminants leeching into our drinking water, and given recent reports, they have every reason to feel this way.” Senator Bateman said. “This legislation demands that public water systems make the improvements necessary to keep our families safe.”

Senator Bateman’s “Water Quality Accountability Act” (S-2834) would require all public water systems to establish an asset management plan for regular inspections, maintenance, and repairs to water infrastructure.

According to recent reports, as many 4.5 million people in New Jersey rely on suppliers that have broken federal rules meant to keep contaminants out of their drinking water.

As part of Senator Bateman’s multifaceted legislative effort to improve New Jersey’s water infrastructure, S-2834 would give all public water systems one year to implement a plan designed to ensure its infrastructure consistent with industry standard best practices.

This plan must include a water supply and treatment program designed to inspect, maintain, repair, renew, and upgrade wells, intakes, pumps, and treatment facilities in accordance with all federal and State regulations, industry standards, and any mitigation plan that may be required pursuant to the bill.

Under the bill, a public water system would have 120 days following enactment to develop a cybersecurity program in accordance with requirements established by BPU. As part of the program, the public water system must conduct regular risk assessments, maintain situational awareness of cyber threats and vulnerabilities to the public water system, and create and exercise incident response and recovery plans.

“A well-organized cyber-attack has the potential to deprive countless families of utilities within minutes. It’s already happened in other parts of the country,” Senator Bateman added. “Requiring action plans to identify vulnerabilities and respond to an attack if it happens will ensure all utilities are equipped to address 21st century threats.”

Side-By-Side, It's Pretty Powerful Stuff . . .


H/T: Rasmussen Minute

THIS Is A Renewal Which MUST Move Forward!

Here is a very special message from the Cardinal Newman Society:

Wow! Have you seen all the excitement?

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the notorious “Land O’ Lakes Statement” — the “declaration of independence” by which Catholic university leaders rejected Church authority over Catholic education.

That has sparked quite a response, including a powerful plea for faithful schools and colleges by Lincoln’s Bishop James Conley… and an awkward defense of Land O’Lakes by Notre Dame’s president, Father John Jenkins! 

 
  • My article condemning the Land O’Lakes statement and its aftermath is on the front page of this week’s National Catholic Register. (It’s a reprint of my column last year, which is online here.)
     
  • The Register also includes two excellent articles by reporter Stephen Beale (here and here) and insightful commentaries by Thomas More College Tutor Anthony Esolen, Notre Dame graduate Jonathan Liedl, and Catholic University of America President John Garvey. (Garvey’s article is not yet online.)
     
  • On the Newman Society website, we’ve re-posted some of our best analyses of the Land O’ Lakes errors, written by the late U.S. education official Kenneth Whitehead, Trenton Bishop David O’Connell, Green Bay Bishop David Ricken, and Catholic philosopher Father Joseph Koterski.
     
  • Father Jenkins defends Land O’ Lakes in the Jesuit America magazinewith a whitewashed portrayal of the devastating document. He acknowledges some flaws but praises the Land O’ Lakes authors for “the depth of their faith and the boldness of their vision.”
     
Most importantly, Bishop Conley’s address—given to the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education and published on the Newman Society’s website—is a forceful condemnation of the university leaders’ rebellion in 1967 and an inspiration for the renewal that is underway in Catholic schools and colleges.

Bishop Conley flatly denounces the Land O’ Lakes statement and its aftermath, lamenting its terrible impact on the Church.

“The erosion of authentically Catholic identity at the university level has impacted every single facet of Catholic life in the United States, and every single stage of American Catholic education,” he says.

Renewing faithful Catholic education is therefore essential to facing the challenges confronting the Church today.

“If you want authentically Catholic culture, you need authentically Catholic schools,” argues Bishop Conley. “The past fifty years have taught us that.”

He congratulates faithful educators for promoting “a ressourcement in Catholic education today… The impact of that renewal will be astounding.”

We couldn’t agree more! In fact, we’re working every day to make it happen.

I strongly recommend reading all of Bishop Conley’s address. And please pray for the work of The Cardinal Newman Society and the renewal of Catholic education.

 In Christ,
 


 Patrick Reilly
 President

Now THIS Could Be A REAL Game Changer!

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to authorize healthcare providers who are licensed in the state to practice telemedicine in New Jersey.

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Gov. Christie signed a law sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen authorizing the use of telemedicine in New Jersey. It takes effect immediately. (Flickr)
“Telemedicine is revolutionizing the way people access healthcare in other states around the country. It’s time for families here to have the same access to this technology,” Senator Allen said. “Many people live too far away or can’t afford to take time off of work to go see a doctor. That can be life-threatening for someone with a chronic condition. In this time of great uncertainty, bringing telemedicine to New Jersey is a sure-fire way to provide affordable, quality care for our residents.”

Senator Allen’s, S-291, authorizes healthcare providers who are licensed by the state to engage in telemedicine. Physicians use telemedicine to treat patients via video conferencing, transmission of images and medical records, call centers, patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, and mental health screenings.

Under the law, telemedicine providers must meet with people electronically face to face or use “store and forward” technology to allow patients to electronically send images, diagnostics, data and medical records. A combination of audio, store forward and live, interactive video must be used unless, after a thorough review of patient records, the provider concludes that a patient’s needs can be met with audio and store- forward alone.

S-291 will also require health insurance companies to provide coverage and payment for services provided through telemedicine at least at the same rate as services provided in-person. Providers would not be able to issue prescriptions for controlled dangerous substances until an in-person exam has been conducted. The State licensing board would be responsible for adopting rules and regulations for telemedicine.

The law will take effect immediately.

“No one should have to choose between seeing a doctor and paying for groceries,” Senator Allen said. “Authorizing licensed providers to practice telemedicine is a commonsense way to bring the rising cost of healthcare down for millions of new patients. I look forward to seeing our residents take advantage of this innovative and easy way to stay healthy.”

Thursday, July 20, 2017

C'mon: It's Virtually An Open Secret, Right?


Be Aware: It's Massive, It's Boundless, It's Scary!



Be Sure Of It: The Peril Is REAL, Right NOW!

Ladies and gentlemen, our country is facing a potentially perilous situation.
The long knives are out for our duly elected president and his family.
The establishment wants nothing less than to overturn the results of the 2016 election and they intend to start their nefarious undoing right at the top with President Trump.
There's little doubt that this is what special counsel Robert Mueller has in mind, especially since it's now been revealed that Mueller has expanded his investigation to include the business dealings of the president and his family. And Mueller and former FBI Director Comey are thick as thieves.
But, make no mistake about it -- it's not just Mueller and Comey who are after Trump, though Mueller alone (with all his investigative and prosecutorial power) is bad enough. No, the entire "elite" establishment is after President Trump. By this we mean the massive cartel that includes DC insiders (both Democrat and Republican) Big Labor, Big Media, academia, the liberal cognoscenti and pretty much all of those who control the popular culture and the arts, such as they are.
You see, Donald Trump has never, ever really been an "insider." He's always been somewhat of an iconoclast -- someone who makes the establishment uncomfortable; someone who calls them out and doesn't hesitate to attack their cherished beliefs; someone who's not afraid to take them on. He's a man who goes his own way, chases his own dreams and charts paths that few others ever even dreamed of.
Trump's always been a triple-threat to the establishment: he's not only daring and smart but he quickly accumulated the money (and to some degree, the influence) to take them on. Still, they were able to dismiss him as a sort of wacky and egotistical contrarian who was largely benign so long as they left him to built his buildings and his brand. It was when Trump sought real power and moved to enter their realm that they were forced to take another look at him. But even then, many self-appointed elites still shrugged him off with their usual air of feigned insight and puerile sophistication.
But on November 6, 2016 the bomb dropped.
And Trump's victory left them unhinged.
But it didn't take long for them to coalesce around a plan to take Trump down once and for all.
Now, they have their pieces in place.
Now, they can begin to muck up his presidency, week by week, day by day and hour by hour until they take him out.
Think about it. This is the nullification of democracy. That's what's at stake here.
Be sure of this -- they want to teach President Trump, or anyone else who tries to take then on, a never-to-be-forgotten lesson.
This is bad news for you and I -- bad news for ordinary, hard-working, taxpaying Americans who live by the rules and don't have entree into (and are not likely to ever gain entree into) The Club.
There's only one way to fight back, friends.
We've got to organize and rally and mobilize and raise a collective ruckus until they back off. To be sure, President Trump will continue to fight this cabal tooth and nail. He's not afraid of them and he won't give up. But he and his family cannot do it alone.
They need us.
They need us now and in the days ahead.
They need us more than ever.
The hours has come. The time is here. The stakes are dire.
Avanti!