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An OEN Editor. Born-03/20/1934, BA Pol. Sci.-U of Washington-1956, MBA-Seattle U-1970, Boeing-Program Control-1957-1971, State of Oregon-Mental Health Division-Deputy Admistrator-1971-1979, llinois Association of Community MH Agencies[IACHMA]-Executive Director-1980-1987, District of Columbia Government-MH Division-Chief MH System Development-1987-1989, Illinois Real Estate-Associate Broker-1989-1995, Ohio-Retired-1995-1999, Florida-Retired- 1999-? Operate an eBay book store, Ajax Books Etcetera, which currently [12/17/06] has approx. 435 items for sale, mostly mystery books . Ajax Books Etcetera can be found by searching Google, Yahoo search and some other search engines.
He has now found his true love;writing and consequently has joined the National Writers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Member Northwest Progressive Institute. Member Florida Progressive Coalition.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 8, 2007 TREAT MENTALLY ILL LAWBREAKERS
When Broward County officials a decade ago decided it was both unjust and outrageously expensive to steer nonviolent mentally ill defendants into jails and prisons, they got creative.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Lords of the Southern Plains
1640 to 1880 has been called the era of the Indian Horse Culture. To put it in perspective, so far, the United States democracy has lasted about 30 years less than the Indian Horse Culture.
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, July 31, 2009 The Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the United States. It has a total of 27,000 square miles making it larger than West Virginia.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, September 4, 2009 Medicare Cuts
Are we being misled or lied to again by our Federal government?
SHARE Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Indian Legends
Old Man and Old Woman. "Well," said Old Man,"I should have the first say in everything."
"I agree with you," said Old Woman. "That is, of course, if I may have the second say in everything."
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 6, 2009 Mental Health Ameica $750,000 grant
MHA has been awarded a $750,000 by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to develop culturally appropriatally support for Native Americans
SHARE Friday, June 1, 2007 Homeland Security-Part 6
This concludes a history of how people of European ancestry criminally mistreated American Indians from 1492 until the 1890's. Is it no wonder that we as a society are able to seek global domination without a qualm?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Economic Stimulus Package
In February Congress approved and the President signed into law an economic stimulus package which includes a tax rebate check for low-income individuals.
SHARE Sunday, May 27, 2007 Homeland Security-Part 5
Indians of the Southwest had a different backround from that of others in the United States. The Spaniards, who ruled this territory, for many years, believed in making them dependant on their masters.
SHARE Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Stop Over: El Paso, Texas
While the city itself is the sixth largest in Texas with over 600,000 residents in 2000, with the inclusion of residents of El Paso County the number is raised to over 7.00,000
SHARE Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Illinois Steps Backward in Care for People with Developmental Disabilities
Following the passage in 1990 of the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA], The Department of Justice issued regulations under Title II requiring state and local governments to administer their programs in the "most integrated setting" appropriate to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 27, 2008 Shingles
Shingles is reactivation of the virus that causes the childhood disease Chickenpox
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, October 13, 2008 Newsmax.com
Will Obama and the Democrats steal the 2008 election using voter fraud?
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Alcoholism
Alcoholism is the most severe type of drinking problem.
SHARE Sunday, May 13, 2007 Homeland Security
Today, the U.S. government recognizes more than 370 tribes or separate Indian peoples.American Indian wars were struggles between the indigenous people and white people of several different nationalities for the rich lands that became the United States.
SHARE Wednesday, January 9, 2008 WHAT IS DIABETES?-Type two
The two main types of diabetes are both characterized by high blood glucose levels and, if left untreated, have similar long term consequences.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 20, 2007 Democratic Party Values
It's almost past time for the Democratic party to tell the prospective voters in the 2008 election primaries what it stands for, in any meaningful way.
SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2009 Health Care Fast-Tracked
The most contraversial provision in the agreement on health care is a fast-track provision called reconciliation.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2010 What's Cookin
Here ae some recipes from the South Hobby Club of Colony Cove, Ellenton, Florida
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 12, 2009 Mental Health America Honored
Celebrating 100 years of mental health advocacy, Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all poeople live mentally healthier lives.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 31, 2009 Corporate Greed
Reacting to the news that brokerage firms doled out $18.4 billion in bonuses, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the story "outrageous".
SHARE Sunday, November 18, 2007 National Council Public Policy Update
The National Council Public Policy Updates begin with an update of the Second Chance Act and two bills affecting community mental health delivery.
SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Conservative Health Reform Myths
Befor President-elect Obama can institute his health care reform agenda, Congress must address some unfinished business from the Bush era
SHARE Tuesday, February 6, 2007 What is the Protection and Advocacy System?
There is a National Disability Rights Network [NDRN] that is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Prorection and Advocacy [P&A] systems and Client Assistance Programs[CAP].
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Dealing With Stress
To help millions of Americans deal with stress MHA is recommending strategies on dealing on stress
SHARE Thursday, July 17, 2008 MENTAL HEALTH PARITY
WHILE THE BATTLE FOR MEDICARE PARITY WAS WON THIS WEEK,CONGRESS MUST STILL PASS FINAL LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH PARITY IN PROVIDER PROVIDFD INSURANCE.
SHARE Monday, March 12, 2007 Assimilation Not Elimination-Part Three
Government policy toward the American Indians had been evolving process which reformers, in the late 1800s,turned toward assimilation rather than separation and elimination.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Standing on the Corner
Civilizations have thrived in the area of Winslow and Holbrook Arizona for centuries.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Mental Health Equity
Mental Health America applauds today's vote on mental health equity legislation.
SHARE Tuesday, April 24, 2007 National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
The members of the National Council bear testimony to the fact that medical, social, psychological and rehabilitation services providrd in community settings helps people with mental illnesses and addictions disorders recover and lead productive livees.
SHARE Thursday, June 21, 2007 Congressman Vern Buchanan
My unduly elected Congressman in the unlucky Florida 13th Congressional District finally communicates [at taxpayers' expense] with his constituents.
SHARE Thursday, July 19, 2007 Book Review-FRAMING THE DEBATE
FRAMING THE DEBATE is well thought out. Jeffrey Feldman shows in 15 key speeches by American Presidents how those speeches are framed to achieve each President's goals and how each can be framed to apply to today's political debate in order to promote a progressive perspective.
SHARE Sunday, April 12, 2009 Public Healthcare Plan
Liberal groups are waging a grassroots campaign to demand that all Americans be given access to government- run p[ublic health insurance plans.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 28, 2009 Our Sinking Economy
The bhailout bill passed last week at the behest of the Bush administration would do little, if anything, to address the fundamentles 0f the economic crisis.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, February 11, 2008 Headed for a Train Wreck
There's a growing sense of disaster among Democrats because the primaries in Florida and Michigan didn't count toward delagates.
SHARE Wednesday, April 16, 2008 WHAT REPUBLICANS WANT
"If a state had its priorities straight, balancing a budget on the backs of the working poor, the elderly and the disabled would be the last option. This year in Florida,its the first option..."
SHARE Saturday, April 26, 2008 DNC to Hear Appeal From Florida
On last Friday, the DNC announced the decision of its Rules and by laws committee to meet on May 31 to hear appeals from Michigan and Florida.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 25, 2009 Obstructing Progress
The optimistic tone of the Democratic leaders in Congress is not shared by their counterparts in the Republican [do nothing] party.
SHARE Saturday, August 23, 2008 SPQ Conference
Do you want to sharpen your skills?
Or become a professionl writer?
SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2008 FIVE MAIN FRONT PAGE STORIES
In 2017,taxpayers and consumers will be spending more than $four trillion on health care. January home sales in Southwest Florida increase as sellers adjust. More than a quarter of adult Americans have left their childhood faith. Starbucks closed all its stores on tuesday afternoon.Sen. Clinton opened new lines of attack.
SHARE Monday, December 10, 2007 Project Helping Hands
In 2007,the National Council surveyed providers in and around New Orleans and the results highlited insufficient numbers of staff and increasing instances of mental illness and addiction disorders among the residents.
SHARE Sunday, October 28, 2007 SCHIP again and again
On Thursday the House voted 265-142 to pass H.R.3963, a revised version of the State Childrens Health Insurance Program [SCHIP]
SHARE Monday, May 4, 2009 A Supreme Decision
On May 1st, Supreme Court Justice Souter officially announced his intention to resign.
SHARE Thursday, January 22, 2009 Healthcare Reform
Member after member reported cuts that mean curtailment of services.
SHARE Sunday, June 24, 2007 Migration From Mexico-Part One
The earthworks of the lower Mississippi,WONDERS OF GEOMETRIC PRECISION,were centers of life long before the Europeans arrived in America.
SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Migration From Mexico-Part 2
The migration of the Moundbuilders stopped in about 1500 AD,but a second migration from Mexico is now taking place and its not all bad.
SHARE Monday, July 28, 2008 Support S. 3335
Call your Senators to support legislation that includes Mental Health and Addiction parity.
SHARE Monday, February 23, 2009 Fiscal Responsibility
In advance of the "fiscal responsibility summit" at the White House, summit participant Pete Peterson launched a $1 million ad campaign, irresponsibly peddling false information about the nation's budget.
SHARE Thursday, March 19, 2009 Market Overhaul
Writing legislatiion by early May is the goal of overhauling how the federal government regulates the nation's financial system
SHARE Sunday, June 3, 2007 National Council Testimony on PTSD Bears Fruit
On May 23rd, Senators Domenici and Obama introduced a bill to improve access to mental health services for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill includes all of the elements of the appropriations request the National Council and Mental Health America have been pursuing in Congress in recent months,....
SHARE Thursday, September 6, 2007 Republicans in Senate Stall Debate on SCHIP
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a move to begin negotiating with the House on legislation to re-authorize and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program [SCHIP].
SHARE Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Lamestream Media?
Your hometown newspaper, Lamestream or valuable neighborhood newspaper.
SHARE Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Book Review-A Real OWNERSHIP Society
With 23 years experience in corporate finance and consulting, the author has observed the design flaws of the modern corporation from all sides.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 7, 2007 The Battle goes on and on
On Wednesday,President Bush vetoed SCHIP, On Saturday he indicated a willingness to compromise,in the so-called compromise he proposed stringent rules that would strangle the program.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 13, 2007 BUSH SINKS SCHIP AGAIN
Bush urged Congress to extend the program at its current funding level before lawmakers leave Washington for their holiday break.