Thursday, June 22, 2017

TANF needs to be replaced with a program that benefits struggling families to end the loss of their children to hideous "Adoption Subsidies."

TANF is a completely incompetent program that produces the working poor and not a stronger and better middle class.

There is nothing left to be said. The program has to build better families WHEN there is opportunity for them, otherwise, it needs to supplement the impoverished so they have a higher standard of living to support their children rather than destroy their families.

TANF is a work of POLITICAL RHETORIC AND PROPAGANDA. It is a direct result of hatred and ridicule of minorities. It is a fantasy and not a reality. The reality is that children are removed from impoverished homes to feelings of complete demoralized belonging. That TRAUMA caused by breaking up families lives with those children FOREVER.

TANF and Adoption Subsidies is a "Cradle to Grave Criminal Training Ground."

June 19, 2017
By Celisa Calacal

...Conducted by the Urban Institute, (click here) a think tank focusing on economic and social policy, the study looks at Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a welfare program that provides cash assistance to poor families with children. Despite TANF’s goal to combat poverty since its creation in 1996, the number of families benefiting from the program has been declining. For instance, in 2014 only 23 families received TANF assistance for every 100 families living in poverty in the U.S. And in 2016, only 1 percent of the total population received assistance from TANF within an average month.

One of the most striking findings of the Urban Institute study showed that the impacts of a state’s TANF program are connected to its race demographics. In looking at the ratio of families living in poverty to those receiving TANF benefits, researchers found that the majority of African-American families live in states that provide TANF cash assistance only to 19 out of 100 families living in poverty. This means that a majority of African Americans, 56 percent, live in states ranking in the bottom half of the TANF-to-poverty ratio....               

There is so much that could have happened to prevent the bullet from reaching the target. Congratulations. That is amazing shooting.

June 22, 2017

A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot (click here) and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.

Military sources told Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper that the gunman is a member of Joint Task Force 2, and made the shot from a high-rise building.

It took the bullet almost 10 seconds to hit its target, it reports.

The Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed to the BBC the sniper "hit a target" from that distance.

The shot, which sources tell the paper was filmed, is thought to be a record for the longest confirmed kill....

May 15, 2015 Interview below. They pay a price for our freedom. They need to know their work is necessary and not based in hideously stupid leaders with alternative agendas. They need to know the citizens of their country are intact and treated fairly by their government for the price their sons pay.

They are not the property of Plutocarts.

This is a no brainer. Subpoena all the Trump tapes and ask Russia for any they are in possession of.

Trump is pleading with Congress to relieve sanctions against Russia, so make it a condition upon release of all surveilance tapes of the White House AND all the materials Russia has collected since the beginning of the election season of the 2016 elections.

June 23, 2017
By Mark Landler

..."With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, (click here) intercepts, unmasking, and illegal leaking of information," Mr. Trump said in a pair of tweets shortly before 1pm, "I have no idea …. whether there are 'tapes' of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, such recordings."...

We know from reports Trump is recording conversations in the White House. Turn over the tapes and the committees can decide if there was any Comey tapes of interest. There are many Comey visits, request them all.

We know Russia has taken data from the USA, especially voter rolls and Democratic headquarters. Russia has to turn over all the information they took and then the USA can think about releasing sanctions that will not cause injury to Ukraine. Just that simple. Ukraine is safe, Russia reveals it's records and sanctions relieved that are beneficial to Russia and the USA. Tillerson will be a happy man since he is now desperately trying to decide what course of action is needed to save ExxonMobile after they sold off the Iraqi oil fields.

There is plenty of precedent regarding the "The Trump Tapes" and parallel precedents with Iran's agreement regarding a nuclear program. 

As if Flint needed anymore trauma.

June 21, 2017
By Tim Wiley

This morning, (click here) law enforcement officers from a number of organizations, including the FBI’s office in Flint, Michigan, responded to Flint’s Bishop International Airport after receiving the report of a stabbing of an airport police officer who is presently considered to be in stable condition.
The suspect was taken into custody at the airport and is currently being questioned by law enforcement officers.
The FBI, with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, is jointly investigating this incident to determine the nature and motive for the attack. We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism.
Based on the information that we have at this time, we believe this to be an isolated incident. We currently have no specific, credible information that there is a threat to the Flint community.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the FBI’s Detroit Field Office at (313) 965-2323 or submit information at

22 June 2017

Lieutenant Jeff Neville has worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement office

The suspect is Amor Ftouhi, 50,...(click here)

Lieutenant Jeff Neville is in a stable condition in hospital after Wednesday morning's attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint.
Lt Neville helped take the suspect,... into custody at the scene....

Tunisia? Wasn't Tunisia the first to carry out a revolution leading into the Arab Spring?

It seems to me increasingly second generation immigrant Americans and now a Canadian are identifying with the suffering of the impoverished in the USA. I hope this is more about an air flight as Flint, Michigan itself.

The Orlando killer was sympathetic with minorities in the club. They were allowed to leave the building while he assassinated others. It is a 'thing.' People are feeling it and acting on it.

June 22, 2017

Flint, Mich. -- A Canadian man from Tunisia (click here) accused of shouting "Allahu akbar" before stabbing a Michigan airport police officer remains in custody after appearing in federal court.
The attack Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, is being investigated as an act of terrorism, but authorities have no indication at this time that the suspect was involved in a "wider plot," said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios.

"At this time we view him as a lone-wolf attacker," Gelios said. "We have no information to suggest any training."...

Ftouhi is charged with committing violence at an airport....

The Golden Showers Republicans strike again. McConnell, the Sheriff of Nottingham.

McConnell loves his cronies more than the people that elected him. It was under a Democratic governor the people of Kentucky FINALLY was able to afford health care and received vital diagnosis.

June 22, 2017
By Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

...unveiling (click here) a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.

The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment.

The Senate bill — once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health bill passed by the House last month — instead maintains its structure, with modest adjustments. The Senate version is, in some respects, more moderate than the House bill, offering more financial assistance to some lower-income people to help them defray the rapidly rising cost of private health insurance....

The people of Kentucky need to rethink their US Senator in McConnell. He deliberately has dismantled the people's ability to be diagnosed of disease such as Black Lung and cancer. The two diseases resulting from working in the mines. There needs to be an investigation into the oppression of health care in relation to hindered diagnosis due to poor to no health care. The investigation can begin in Kentucky. When it is determined the number of people that have received no to few diagnosis of deadly disease then investigate the lack of treatment they have received. The day of dying Americans has to be over and not simply bartered with for campaign funding.

If an American cannot be diagnosed with disease they cannot receive treatment. Maintaining people in poverty without sufficient healthcare and FREE PREVENTIVE EXAMS annually will remove many treatable diseases from the bookkeeping of health care insurance companies. It has been a strategy of the past the requires investigation and subpoenas if not indictments.

Medicaid (click here) provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements.  The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.

September 29, 2014
By Christopher Ingraham

The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. A baby born in the U.S. is nearly three times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan. That same American baby is about twice as likely to die in her first year as a Spanish or Korean one.

Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba, for that matter.

The U.S. rate of 6.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births masks considerable state-level variation. If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings. Mississippi, with its 9.6 deaths, would be somewhere between Botswana and Bahrain....

After THREE years of the Affordable Care Act those numbers were reduced.

180       United States of America (click here)    5.59       2017 (est.)

That was just three years of maternal - child care. ONLY THREE YEARS. Where are we headed now?

In 2015, the USA had a maternal death rate of 25.1 per 100,000 live births. That maternal death rate is THE HIGHEST among developed countries. (click here)

May 12, 2017
By Nina Martin

...American women (click here) are more than three times as likely as Canadian women to die in the maternal period (defined by the Centers for Disease Control as the start of pregnancy to one year after delivery or termination), six times as likely to die as Scandinavians. In every other wealthy country, and many less affluent ones, maternal mortality rates have been falling; in Great Britain, the journal Lancet recently noted, the rate has declined so dramatically that "a man is more likely to die while his partner is pregnant than she is." But in the U.S., maternal deaths increased from 2000 to 2014. In a recent analysis by the CDC Foundation, nearly 60 percent of such deaths are preventable....

We already know the lack of sufficient health care is directly related to socio-economic conditions. If the Republicans are practicing their own variety of ethnic cleansing, it is working.

October 25, 2016
By Karen Blum

Maternal mortality rates in the United States (click here) have increased significantly in nearly every state except California since 2000, and women of color have a significantly higher risk than white women, experts said during an American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) news briefing. Black women fared the worst, with maternal mortality rates more than two-fold higher than those for white women....

...recently in The Lancet to highlight maternal health in the United States, said Barbara Levy, MD, vice president of health policy for ACOG and coauthor of one of the Lancet articles.... 

...The rates in 48 states and Washington, DC, increased 27% from 2000 to 2014, from 18.8 to 23.8 per 100,000 live births, said Marian MacDorman, PhD, research professor at the Maryland Population Research Center in College Park, Maryland, citing work recently published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The researchers analyzed maternal mortality rates for Texas and California separately. Texas rates increased slowly from 17.4 to 18.6 per 100,000 live births from 2000 to 2010, then rapidly doubled to 38.6 per 100,000 live births in 2012. Although the rate has since declined a bit to 33.8 per 100,000 live births in 2014, it is still "much higher" than in any other state, Dr MacDorman said. From 2010 to 2012, the state experienced large cuts in women's health programs and clinic closings throughout the state, she said, although her research did not study potential associations.

California was the exception, with maternal mortality rates that decreased from 21.5 per 100,000 live births in 2003 to 15.1 per 100,000 in 2014....

Those in poverty are dependent on emergency rooms. It is a fact and considering the Medicaid Extension is removed from the support of the impoverished, their health will be in more danger of morbidity and mortality.

Mental health care has never been more critical in the USA considering the free and easy access to guns and weapons. The veterans in need of treatment, the elderly with onsets of Alzheimer's Dementia, drug and alcohol rehab and the prison population are all recipients of needed mental health dollars and not that is going to disappear AGAIN. 

The Republicans alleviated their own CRONY ACHES AND PAINS by removing the tax structure of the Affordable Care Act and cutting deeply into support programs for the people most in need of quality health care. The bankruptcies will be back, the housing foreclosures will be back and once again any gains the working poor made will be reduced to rubble AGAIN.

The Republicans have not changed, they are exercising the return to hideous policies that don't cover squat and only nearly on a good day get an American into the emergency room.

The Republicans and their president lied AGAIN. They have victimized the people less able to carry the burden and rewarded Wall Street with tax relief and give aways. Same 'ole, same 'ole; but; today with White Supremacists in the White House pandered to by a Republican majority in the US House and Senate it is more clear than ever the true agenda of this party.

Quality anything is not in a Republican dictionary; only quantity of dollars in basic mathematics is their only learning.