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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.

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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Native Americans: They Were Seen as Savages Even before the Europeans made contact with them,there were several outstanding Indian cultures.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 3, 2008
Doctors plan to use balance billing Patients may soon have to pay a larger portion of their medical bills if doctors get their way.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
Hopi Indian Nation The Hopi Nation invites all to take a step back in time.
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Bush Legacy Propaganda President Bush repeatedly argues that neither he nor his contempories are yet able to fully assess his legacy.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 30, 2007
NAMI - The Nations Voice on Mental Illness NAMI - What is it?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Boeing Wellness Health Letter Germbusters: try these ideas at home.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 16, 2007
SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR BONES! The longer you smoke and the more cigarettes you consume the greater your risk of bone fracture in old age.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 23, 2007
Lakota Sioux Declare Sovereign Nation Status The freedom loving Lakota Sioux Indians withdrew from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
Medicare Cuts Are we being misled or lied to again by our Federal government?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2009
Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce and Noodles Noodle Cuisine has arrived in the West!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Passage of Miotcra and Mental Health Parity Both Miotcra and the mental health parity act passed
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2009
History of Butch Cassidy Born Robert LeRoy Parker in Beaver, Utah, he was the first of 13 children. His Mormon parents had come to Utah from England in 1856
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2009
Diabetes-The Importance of Exercise Execise doen't have to be strenuous to be beneficial,
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2007
Assimilation Not Elimination-Part One Most non-Indians are either not aware of or know very little about Indian boarding schools.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 2, 2008
ELIGIBILITY FOR TAX REBATE Those eligible to receive a tax rebate must have a valid Social Security number and must have earned at least $3,000 in 2007.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 19, 2007
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Overall there is little standardization and few specific guidlines for recommending IOC.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2007
DOCTORS PRESCRIBE ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS FOR DEMENTIA IN NURSING HOMES New York nursing home regulators find widespread misuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.
SHARE More Sharing        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?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 8, 2009
Healthcare Reform-Recommendations For policy makers and stakeholders who are considering new healthcare reform improvements to their current programs
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2009
Homeless Veterans H.R. 1171 would extend HRVP through 2014
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Mental Health Notes Etc Emotinal Health;Stress myths; Dealing with stress;Creative solutions
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2007
Homeland Security-Part 3 Now that our break is over, it's back to Indian Conflicts and Wars
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 8, 2007
ADA Restoration Act of 2007 On July 26,the 17th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 was introduced.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Healthy Fish Myth Have you fallen hook line and sinker for fish.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 16, 2009
Single Payer Health Insurance, Etc. The Single Payer Health Insurance bill, H.R.676, now has 64 co-sponsors.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 15, 2009
Health Care Costs The most important thing we can do to improve the long-term fiscal health of our nation is to slow the growth rate in health care costs.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 29, 2008
Mental Health Notes Etc-Nov 29,2008 The National Concil;Mental Health America fact sheet: suicide
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 22, 2007
Are you at the End of your Rope? Friday, October 19, I found myself lying on the floor next to my bed.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2007
Veterans Mental Health Outreach and Access Act [S38] The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare urges its members to contact their Senators and ask them to become co-sponsors of the Veterans Mental Health Ouutreach and Access Act [S38].
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 29, 2009
Florida State Parks Reductions This week's news indicate significant cuts to agencies delivering services to citizens.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Fright Depression Work overload can cause depression
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2008
WHAT IS DIABETES?-Type One Type one diabetes is a lifelong disease that develops when the pancreas stops producing insulin.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 8, 2008
MENTAL HEALTH ETCETERA AND NOTES Mental Health is the second largest area of illness facing our returing service members
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2007
Homeland Security-Part 2 Indian Conflicts and Wars continued Along the Frontier.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2008
Shingles Shingles is reactivation of the virus that causes the childhood disease Chickenpox
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 13, 2008
Newsmax.com Will Obama and the Democrats steal the 2008 election using voter fraud?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Alcoholism Alcoholism is the most severe type of drinking problem.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 8, 2007
9.9% Cut in Medicare Payments Proposed On Monday, the CMS issued a press release announcing a proposed regulation that would cut Medicare payments to Doctors by 9.9 percent.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2008
Mental Health Notes Etc Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 13, 2008
NARSAD 11th Annual Symposium This year NARSAD will give away more than $20 million in research grants to 300 scientists world-wide
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 19, 2008
President-elect Obama makes some cabinet picks known My opinion based on fifty some years of political experience and obsevation.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2007
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law The advocacy of the Center is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 16, 2008
Boston 08-- 38th National Council Conference-May 1-3, 2008 The National Council Conference is the year's most anticipated event in mental health and addictions servises.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Cross Ownership Proposal Again and again, the FCC chairman has attempted to ram through rules that will encourage concentration despite the public's opposition.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Republican Health Position Republicans are advised that they should not attack the President's health care policies.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2009
Mental Health Notes Etc.-Jan.15, 2009 SCHIP bill passess House
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2010
What's Cookin Here ae some recipes from the South Hobby Club of Colony Cove, Ellenton, Florida
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 12, 2009
CIA Directer Panetta and Directer of National Intelligence Blair President-elect Obama has decided on his choices to lead the intellegence community
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
TAX REBATE CHECKS CAN'T COME TOO SOON Congress passes stimulus package; IRS will start mailing checks in May
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2009
It's Time for Mental Health It's time to give mental health the voice and attention it deserves...
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2009
Grow an Edible Garden Cultivate a crop of herbs and vegetables in your backyard
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Passage of Miotcra and Mental Health Parity Both Miotcra and the mental health parity act passed
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 2, 2008
Mental Health Parity The bill is expected to be taken up in the House of Representatives on Friday October 3rd.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 30, 2008
New Home Sales Slump In the Manatee-Sarasota market, builders are finding that low interest rates and bargain pricing is stiring buyer interest.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Destination: Las Vegas Today with a population of 485,000 and an umemloyment rate of around 11%, I don't recognize the place.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2007
Homeland Security-Part 4 Death on the Plains, California and the Pacfific Northwest
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 6, 2008
MENTAL HEALTH ETCETERA AND NOTES MENTAL HEALTH IS THE 2ND LARGEST AREA OF ILLNESS FACING OUR RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2009
A Vegetaran Alternative to Grilled Hambergers This recipe is a low-fat, vegetarian alternative to grilled hambergers
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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].
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 18, 2007
Assimilation Not Elimination-Part two What's next? Or, where do we go from here?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 30, 2008
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICAS' RESOURCE CENTER When Alicia's son Troy needed treatment for bipolar diorder she turned to MHA's resource center.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Dealing With Stress To help millions of Americans deal with stress MHA is recommending strategies on dealing on stress
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Standing on the Corner Civilizations have thrived in the area of Winslow and Holbrook Arizona for centuries.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 22, 2009
Jobless Rate for Veterans Recently discharged veterans are having a difficult time finding a civilian job
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 8, 2009
Obama's Economic Recovery Plan All the most resposible polling demonstrates inceasing strong majorities favoring s progressive agenda.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 24, 2008
Healthier Heart Lose Weight for a healthier heart
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2007
Legislation to Expand Mental Health Care Access for Veterans The National Council urges support for legislation to expand mental health care access for veterans.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 29, 2008
Mental Healh Etcetera and Notes Hope therapy may fight depression
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 15, 2007
Congressman Vern Buchanan: Will He Follow Through? The "Devided We Fall"campaign is encouraging elected officials and advocacy groups to work together in a bipartisan effort to find solutions that are fair to all generations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Mental Health Equity Mental Health America applauds today's vote on mental health equity legislation.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Sunday, January 11, 2009
Detecting Osteoporosis Osteoporosis used to be diagnosed only after a bone fracture.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 1, 2009
2009 Budget and Economic Outlook CBO press briefing on 2009 budget and economic outlook
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
Mental Health Parity I'm calling to ask My Senators and my Representative to press congressional leaders to bring mental health parity to a vote.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 7, 2009
President-elect Stimulus Plan President-elect Obama is moving forward with what he has billed as his top priority.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 5, 2009
A 21st Century Veterans Affairs On December 7th,2008,President-elect Obama named retired Army General Eric Shineski as his Secretary of Veterans affairs[VA]
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2009
Health Care Costs Senate likely to support a simple majority vote on healthcare reform.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 3, 2008
Florida Budget Session Ends Florida Republicans got most of what they wanted in the session that just ended.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 5, 2007
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare-Part 3 Linda Rosenberg MSW, President and CEO of the NAtional Council has "building a national service system for community mental health as her number one priority.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 18, 2009
America's Confused Cause in Central Asia Exactly what do we think we are doing in Central Asia?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Bush Wins Big President Bush scored victory after victory over his Democratic adversaries as Congress heads for Christmas
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disdabling biologic brain disorder. It affects about one percent of Americans.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mental Health Notes Etc., April 18, 2009 Mental Health America is calling for the end of disparities that exist for people of color in need of mental health care and treatment.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 25, 2007
Support Legislation to Strengthen Community Behavioral Healthcare On October 17, two important, long awaited bills to strengthen community mental health were introduced in the U.S. Senate, S. 2182 and S.2183.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2009
Mental Health Notes Etc. Jan. 30th, 2009 Recently, the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The bill was sent to the Senate with a vote expected next week.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Economic Recoverey Plan Becomes Law Today Here's your bipartisanship
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2009
OJJDP News After a decfline in gang activity from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, a steady resurgence has occured in recent years.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 31, 2008
Delay the Seven Controversial Medicaid Regulations Delay the controversial Medicaid regs.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2007
Congressman Vern Buchanan[R-Fl-13] "This Nation owes a great debt to its veterns who have been willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation"
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 19, 2007
National Council Testimony on Post-Traumatic Stress The National Council strongly supports a nationwide contract initiative funded at $100 million targeting only National Guard members and Reservists living in rural areas.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 25, 2008
Bush's 2nd veto of SCHIP stands
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2008
Mental Health Etcetera notes Talk therapy falling by the wayside;The do's and don'ts of taking prescription drugs.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
Education Plans Obama wan'ts $18 billion in new money; McCain says schools don't need more than the $59 billion in discretionary funding they noe receive.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 20, 2008
SPJ Leads So we never forget,because if we do, Free speech, Free press, Free Enterprise?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
Mental Health Notes Etc. April 14, 2009 The Obama Administratioin hit the ground running in January
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2008
FY 09 Budget Process Gets Underway House Appropriations Subcommittee hearings on the Administration's FY 09 budget requests have begun.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2008
CSG Leaders laud House members for passage of H.R.3992 CSG Justice Center board commends House members for passage of the Mentally Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2007
Septemkber 2007 is National Youth Court Month The National Association of Youth Courts consists of local youth courts, teen courts, student courts and peer courts across America. Never heard of it? Neither had I.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Saturday, November 8, 2008
Society of Professional Journalists It's alright to write right; A [moore than] decent proposal
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 20, 2008
SPJ Leads So we never forget,because if we do, Free speech, Free press, Free Enterprise?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 11, 2009
Same Old Party The Reublican Party is in deep trouble because it is getting smaller and being led by far-right polarizing figures.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 9, 2007
House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves its FY 2008 Spending Bill for Labor-HHS, Education and Related Agencies As reported by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the House Labor-HHS, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee has Approved its FY 2008 Spending Bill.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 2, 2007
Further Legislation Affecting Mental Health Bill to give states flexibility in TANF work requirements introduced in the Senate. And,Senate votes to extend health coverage plan for poor families.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sinking the Ship of State-a Book Review A book review of Sinking the Ship of State -The Presidency of George W. Bush by Walter M. Brasch
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2009
Mental Health Notes Etc.-Jan. 22nd, 2009 THe SCHIP bill should be on Pre4sident Obama's desk by the end of the week.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 16, 2009
Don't Ask Don't Tell President Obama remains committed to repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell [DADT].
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2007
Democratic Traitors Defeat the Democratic traitors in Congress.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 5, 2009
Bush-era Policies Undoing Bush-era policies is going to take some-time.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
Mental Health Research Symposium Shatter the myths, Stop the stigma, Support the science
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 5, 2007
FY 2008 Mental Health Spending Bills Congress is close to completing action 0n FY2008 Mental Health Spending Bills.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 23, 2008
39th Annual National Council Conference The 39th Annual conference of the Natonal Concil wii be held on April 6--8 in San Antonio, Texas
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 6, 2008
Mental Healh Etcetera and Notes Mental Health is the 2nd largest area of illness facing our service members
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Medicare still up in the air The cuts that were take on July is are saved aain.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Sunday, July 29, 2007
July 26 Mental Health Legislation Report Several FY 2008 spending bills which contain Mental Health spending allocations have been passed by the full House and Senate.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 21, 2008
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA ENCOURAGES HELP FOR A HEALTHY HOMECOMING Mental health America is encouraging all Americans to salute the service of returning service men and women.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
Manatee County Doctors Fear Rising Costs Doctors are about ready to drop patients.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 17, 2009
Health Care Reform Health care reform must include the "Public Option"
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Illinois Steps Backward in Care for People with Mental Illnesses One of the problems faced in Illinois and some other states is the "knee jerk" reaction following the recent Virginia Tech tragedy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
TAX REBATES CAINT COME TOO SOON CONGRESS PASSES STIMULUS PACKAGE;IRS will start mailing checks in May
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 14, 2007
Criminal justice/mental health appropriation mark-up The Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus project reported that on June 11,2007 the House CJS subcommittee marked-up its 2008 appropriations bill with substantial funding increases.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Florida's Democratic Presidential Primary Florida's condition could not be worse.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Children's Health Care On Wednesday, the house is expected to pass the Senate version of SCHIP
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 18, 2009
Looking Back Today, there are commercial and residential developments within a few blocks of where my family lived in the 1950s.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 2, 2009
Radical Right House Republican Whip Eric Cantor[R-VA]does not subscribe to Rush Limbaugh's hope nthat President Obama fails,
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 19, 2007
PELOSI FAILS President Bush's veto of SCHIP stands
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 5, 2009
Mental Health Notes Etc. Feb. 5th, 2009 Insulin may slow or prevenjt the memory loss caused by Alzheimer's. Frank to banks: stop "being stupid,"
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Mental Health Etcetera Not6es Misc. notes and the Whole Health Campaign
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2007
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare-Part 2 In many ways, the political, financial, scientific and cultural landscapes surrounding mental health are vastly different than they were a generation ago.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
Conference Agreement on H. R. 1 The CBO has reviewed the conference agreement for H.R. 1
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Saturday, August 23, 2008
SPQ Conference Do you want to sharpen your skills? Or become a professionl writer?
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Monday, November 12, 2007
Florida Poll-the latest Florida voters-68% said the country is on the wrong track.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Congress Takes Action on Student Financial Aid The College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 was passed by both the House and the Senate in slightly [?] different versions, the House by 273-149 and the Senate by 95-0.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 3, 2007
Mental Health Appropriations Update:FY 2008 Status Report This week members of Congress return to Washington following the August recess. In this Appropriations update, the National Council recaps each of three important spending bills.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Constitution Party
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Congress Reaches Deal Congress reaches deal on $789 billion stimulus plan
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2008
When is Pelosi going to be replaced as Majority Leader? She let two SCHIP vetoes stand-before she took office she said that impeachment was off the table
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 24, 2007
Use 'em or Lose 'em American airlines are looking seriously at the possibility of selling your unused frequent-flyer miles to raise cash to satisfy investors.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2007
Illinois Steps Backward in Care for People with Disabilities A Cook County[Chicago] Commisioner made some interesting points about the pending closure of Tinley Park Mental Health Center in Illinois.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Monday, May 4, 2009
A Supreme Decision On May 1st, Supreme Court Justice Souter officially announced his intention to resign.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 22, 2009
Healthcare Reform Member after member reported cuts that mean curtailment of services.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
Support S. 3335 Call your Senators to support legislation that includes Mental Health and Addiction parity.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Saturday, July 26, 2008
Whole Health Health care reform is a top election issue...
SHARE More Sharing        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].
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sen. Kennedy leaves sick-bed Sen. Kennedy goes to Washington
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2007
We are Mental Health America! We are bringing wellness home. Mental Health America [MHA]believes that it's cause should matter to all Americans.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2007
Mental Health Appropriations Update The National Council for Behavioral Healthcare reports that the House and Senate continued work this week on FY 2008 spending bills.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 23, 2007
Work on FY 2008 Mental Health Spending Bills Continues The House and Senate continue their work on the FY 2008 spending bills.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2008
Tom Harkin Thanks Supporters for Overridding Veto Senator thanks supporters for overridding the farm bill with a vote of 82 t0 13 in the Senate
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 29, 2008
Medicare is hit Medicare takes a 10.6 cut in paments to physisian serving patients
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 9, 2007
$20 Billion Student Aid Package Passes Both Houses This legislation includes the largest increase in student aid since the GI Bill.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Lamestream Media? Your hometown newspaper, Lamestream or valuable neighborhood newspaper.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 16, 2007
Work on FY 2008 Spending Bills Continues FY 2008 Spending bills set at substancially more than the President's budget requests.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Life in the Big Easy A discussion of the crisis in mental health facing New Orleans.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Bush Made Good On Promise to Veto Hiding behind closed doors, Bush vetoes SCHIP
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 22, 2008
What's new in the US of A What's new in the Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Chicfago Tribune, Miami Herald ?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2007
National Council Public Policy Update as of August 2, 2007 The House passed legislation to improve access to mental health services for VETERANS and the House passed the Champ Act to reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 2, 2007
Movies Where have all the movies gone: westerns, romantic comedies, musicals and war movies? Has television killed them all?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2007
President has Promised to Veto SCHIP The bill that passed both houses of Congress, SCHIP, is an outstanding victory for Democrats.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2008
Committee Votes Unanimously to Block Medicaid Cuts Bipartisan legislation was approved which would place a one year moratorium on Medicaid cuts.

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