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Screaming --- THANK YOU FOR THE FACTS!!!

We are talking about people dying, folks being infected and others possibly facing infection by no fault of their own....and other sick (yes, I SAID IT) folks are making this LIFE and DEATH issue into a partisan political game of hot potato.

What a screwed up world we live in.....
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 09:16 PM (1 replies)

Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Source: CNN

"The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.

"The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place, and that those protocols are not in place anywhere in the United States as far as we can tell," National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro said Tuesday night. "We're deeply alarmed."

Officials from National Nurses United declined to specify how many nurses they had spoken with, nor identify them to to protect them from possible retaliation. The nurses at the hospital are not members of a union, officials said.

Here's a look at some of the allegations the nurses made, according to the union:

Claim: Duncan wasn't immediately isolated

On the day that Duncan was admitted to the hospital with possible Ebola symptoms, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present," union co-president Deborah Burger said.

Up to seven other patients were present in that area, the nurses said, according to the union.

A nursing supervisor faced resistance from hospital authorities when the supervisor demanded that Duncan be moved to an isolation unit, the nurses said, according to the union.

Perry heads to Europe despite Ebola situation

Claim: The nurses' protective gear left their necks exposed

After expressing concerns that their necks were exposed even as they wore protective gear, the nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape, the union says.

"They were told to use medical tape and had to use four to five pieces of medical tape wound around their neck. The nurses have expressed a lot of concern about how difficult it is to remove the tape from their neck," Burger said.

Claim: At one point, hazardous waste piled up

"There was no one to pick up hazardous waste as it piled to the ceiling," Burger said. "They did not have access to proper supplies."

Claim: Nurses got no "hands-on" training

"There was no mandate for nurses to attend training," Burger said, though they did receive an e-mail about a hospital seminar on Ebola.

"This was treated like hundreds of other seminars that were routinely offered to staff," she said.

Claim: The nurses "feel unsupported"

So why did the group of nurses -- the union wouldn't say how many -- contact the nursing union, which they don't belong to?

According to DeMoro, the nurses were upset after authorities appeared to blame nurse Pham, who has contracted Ebola, for not following protocols.

"This nurse was being blamed for not following protocols that did not exist. ... The nurses in that hospital were very angry, and they decided to contact us," DeMoro said.

And they're worried conditions at the hospital "may lead to infection of other nurses and patients," Burger said."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/15/health/texas-ebola-nurses-union-claims/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Insulting, ridiculous and yet unsurprising in the privatized health care system of the United States of America. If this is the standard in the USA for this latest PLAGUE....we are all screwed.
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 09:39 AM (9 replies)

This is the tipping point for the Aramark Rolling Tub of Scandalous...

Unbelievable.....FIRE RICK SNYDER as this is a severe SAFETY and SECURITY issue to the Men and Women in this State working for the Michigan Department of Corrections....

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Reps. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) said today that the latest revelation of an Aramark employee trying to contract with one prisoner to kill another prisoner should be the final straw that cancels the Department of Corrections contract with Aramark.

“I feel like a broken record or an extra in `Groundhog Day,’” said Greimel. “What other issues need to come to light before Republicans realize the safety of our state is at risk. I would hope that my Republican House colleagues would agree with me that enough is enough and immediately cancel the contract.”

The latest Aramark employee problem was revealed today in a Detroit Free Press article about a Michigan State Police investigation of an Aramark employee at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula asking a prisoner to arrange a hit on another prisoner in a different facility. A prisoner came forward in July saying that the food service worker approached him about arranging the hit. The Aramark worker was banned from the facility but not arrested, and an investigation was started. Now a warrant request has been submitted to the Chippewa County Prosecutor’s Office.

“The problems with Aramark have gotten progressively worse, and now we have a murder for hire plot. If this is the kind of person Aramark hires then not even our prison guards are safe in these facilities,” said Dillon. “They are endangering employees and this is costing the state extra money. Is Aramark going to pay for the state police investigation? I’d be surprised if the state is realizing any of the savings that were supposed to come with this Aramark contract, but savings are irrelevant when you are putting your law-abiding employees in danger. Our guards and other law-abiding workers deserve better. As Leader Greimel said: enough is enough.”


Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 09:36 PM (1 replies)

Michigan Gubernatorial Debate Finally, as Gov. Rick Snyder stops duck and dodge of Mark Schauer

Governor Rick Snyder (R) was appearing to be a wee-bit faint hearted on his efforts to dodge any notion of a gubernatorial debate against challenger and former U.S. Congressman, Mark Schauer (D).

Now all the ducking appears to have changed overnight or the polls showing a neck and neck dead even tie or Schauer in the lead by +/- 3% has Snyder changing tactics from the Town Hall Urban City hand-picked audience "listening tour" to a full, real live -- yet only one hour minus question and commercial time, debate.

From M-Live 9/22/14:

Michigan voters will get to see Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer share a stage this fall after all.

Both candidates have agreed to participate in a televised town hall on October 12 in Detroit. The hour-long forum is set to begin at 6 p.m. on the campus of Wayne State University.

The Schauer campaign is calling it a debate, while the Snyder campaign is calling it a joint appearance. Either way, voters will see both candidates engage with moderators, an audience of undecided voters and each other.

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/09/michigan-gubernatorial-debate-finally.html#ixzz3E6xdFOWU
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 12:51 AM (0 replies)

Michigan's Secretary of State Candidate Godfrey Dillard to Appear on IURL 9/24 @ 11am ET

On Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL) Program Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11am ET:

Listen to the Program 9/24/14 starting @ 11am ET or after the show airs live, at this Link!

-Michigan's Democrat Secretary of State Candidate Attorney Godfrey Dillard will be our Exclusive Guest in the second hour of IURL to talk about his candidacy, to stress why protecting the right to vote is important and paramount in Michigan, plus how Mr. Dillard Law Degree and extensive background will uniquely prepare him for this important State Executive Branch position.

-Bob Alexander, Chair of Michigan's Democratic Progressive Caucus will visit our show in the first hour to update our listeners on his group efforts to change the seas of Republican domination of the State House and Senate Chambers, along with highlighting Candidates you as a Michigan Resident voting in the November 4, 2014 election must get to know now!

Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL) FEATURED FOUR YEAR ON BTR -Progressive Talk Radio- podcast based out of Ann Arbor covering Michigan and National Politics, breaking news and more. As Michigan's Top Politico podcast, IU Radio LIVE had over 1.2 Million podcast downloads since 2010!

Call into the show with your thoughts and opinions at 347-934-0185 or tweet us @IUNewsTalk.

Photo Credit - Committee to Elect Godfrey Dillard Michigan Secretary of State
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 08:01 PM (0 replies)

How Gov. McDonnell's Guility Conviction, Should Spark a Change in Michigan. Will it?

What Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) Conviction a mix of Corruption, Ethics violations and Bribery charges means?

Michigan needs tighter Governmental Corruption Laws:

1). Skunk-works
2). Andy Dillon working as a "Consultant" for Conway-Mackenzie - Creditor in the Detroit Bankruptcy Case -- after signing off on Detroit' Bankruptcy while working as State TREASURER.
3). How Right to Work for Less was brought and paid for by Dick Devos
4). P.A.4 of 2011,then P.A. 436 of 2012 and who is handing out contracts to whom?
5). Cousin George Snyder in the future Business -- getting paid off OUR tax dollars
6). The Detroit March to Bankruptcy highly questionable Email Chain of Richard Baird.
7). The Educational Achievement Authority --- ALL OF IT. The Deficit Budget, Teach for America "Teachers?", John Convington - The "Chancellor" that booked out of town after one year, the 25% drop off rate of students in one year, failing MEAP/ACT/SAT Scores, recruiting students out of district -- on purpose with data that usually the Michigan Department of Education only has, all while we the taxpayers are paying for this.
8). Nerd Fund
9). Nerd Fund 2 --- The Emails
10). The Aramark Correctional Food Service Contract - Quid per quo? While State Prisoners eat maggots and Aramark is "fined" $250K (The Contact is worth $25 Million).
11). MHSDA Director Scandal costing US thousands of dollars.

Yeah, we need better ethics, corruption and bribery laws in Michigan.

However, you one is African-American and last name Kirkpatrick (the former Mayor of Detroit serving 27 years or so in Federal Prison)....well -- our laws work quite well on the books NOW depending on how much melanin exist in the persons' skin.

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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 09:09 PM (2 replies)

The Profiting off of Michael Brown's Death, and Other Disgusting Actions in Ferguson

"Somehow, the REAL story has been lost.

The story was about how a young man was murdered in cold blood on an Saturday afternoon in August, which hundreds of neighbors witnessed the man's body in the streets for hours on end, or a few -- the murder itself.

The Victims' name is Michael Brown.

As of Thursday August 21, 2014, Victim Brown has not yet received a burial service by his loved ones. The family were waiting on the results of two autopsy reports after Brown's shooting death. Brown's survivors have scheduled a home-going and burial service on Monday, August 25.

Still, never fear, the profiteers and attention seeking vultures have entered Ferguson. Attempting, and sadly receiving periled vision measures of success, by driving attention to themselves instead of directly towards the tragedy of Brown's murder.

Whether its' T-Shirts, Face-time in front of a camera, morphing into a "national celebrity" while someone manages a twitter account, voter registration drives, racists rising up to throw fire on frames of ethnic hate or journalists becoming the story; the death of a 18-year-old young man."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/08/oped-profiting-off-of-michael-browns.html#ixzz3B4gitz8c
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 08:06 PM (5 replies)

Dr. Michael Baden Autopsy Evidence on why Thomas Jackson Must Go, Darren Wilson Must Be Arrested..

(Dr. Michael Baden)

"Baden, who also spoke at the news conference, said Brown, 18, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. None of the bullets entered from the back, and three were recovered from Brown's body, he said.

Brown could have survived all of his wounds except for the shot to the top of his head, Baden said. That shot was probably sustained last, hitting Brown as he was bending over, and exited through his right eye, he said.

Baden said Brown was shot from at least one foot away but the distance could have been as far as 30 feet. Baden said six bullets entered Brown's body and at least two bullets ricocheted and traveled back through his body. Bullet wounds to Brown's arms could have been sustained by putting his hands up or crossing his arms."


"One bullet entered the top of his head and another entered directly above his right eyebrow. Mr Brown was 6ft 4in (1.9m) tall.

"All of the gunshot wounds could have been survivable, except the one at the top of the head," Dr Baden said."


"Dr Baden said there were no signs of a struggle, as abrasions around the teenager's face were likely from falling to the pavement after being shot.

He also believed Mr Wilson did not shoot him at close range as there was no gunpowder residue on his body, suggesting the officer was at least 2ft away."


All wounds were SURVIVABLE except the ones to the head. In other words, Michael Brown could have survived if a SHOOT to STOP instead of SHOOT to KILL strategy was deployed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is still running free.

Furthermore, Dr. Michael Baden statements prove that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson LIED in his presser last week (the first one) where he stated Wilson "struggled" with Brown.

With such, THOMAS JACKSON MUST GO and killer Ferguson Police Officer DARREN WILSON MUST BE ARRESTED NOW for the Murder of Michael Brown. Our original post on DU calling for Chief Jackson's immediate resignation is here:

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:53 PM (44 replies)

TONIGHT: LIVE FROM TYT Detroit, Wolf-PAC MI, IURL Progressive Candidate Mixer in A2 8/16 @ 7:30PM ET

On The Show:

-Candidates: Attorney Patrick Conlin for Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court, Attorney Veronique Liem for Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court, Chris Wahmhoff for U.S. Senate Michigan, Shari Pollesch for Michigan Senate (22nd District), Attorney Tracy Van deg Bergh Washtenaw County Probate Court and MORE, will interview with IURL's Host Monica RW regarding their campaign, efforts to win on November 4, 2014 and more!

-TYT Detroit Coordinator Nanci Frazier will visit the program to discuss why if you have not joined the hottest Progressive Meet Up Group yet, why your must do so TODAY!

-WOLF-PAC Michigan Chapter President Shawn McDonald will discuss efforts to eliminate big money from corrupting our political system by adding a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and how you can help.

-Plus live shoutouts from TYT Detroit's over 300 Members will take place during today's SPECIAL ON-SITE Program from the Pizza House in Ann Arbor.

Would you like to attend this event? Find out more information HERE!

Independent Underground Radio LIVE FEATURED FOURTH YEAR ON BTR -Progressive Talk Radio- podcast based out of Ann Arbor covering Michigan and National Politics, breaking news and more. As Michigan's Top Politico podcast, IU Radio LIVE had over 1 Million Lifetime downloads and listens since October 2010!

Host Monica RW is an owner/writer for the popular Independent Underground News website, media consultant for ROJS Media LLC, a experienced grassroots and elected local political leader, and brings her researched Independent opinions to the political issues of the day.

Call into the show with your thoughts and opinions at 347-934-0185 or tweet us @IUNewsTalk.

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/08/tonight-live-from-tyt-detroit-wolf-pac.html#ixzz3AaQ7XOMB
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sat Aug 16, 2014, 03:52 PM (0 replies)

Ferguson, MO Police Chief THOMAS JACKSON Must Resign NOW! This is why....

UPDATE - August 18, 2014: Our Op/Ed on why Ferguson Thomas Jackson Must Resign has been RT'ed by NYT Columnist Charles Blow after Brown's Family Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden's report.

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@CharlesMBlow "No Evidence of a Struggle," Says Dr. Michael Baden should renew calls NOW for #THOMASJACKSONMUSTGO http://j.mp/JacksonMustGo1 - @IUNewsTalk

It is a Robbery that is allegedly shown in the still pictures and the video. The video has been released on MSNBC and the entire incident was less than 45 sections.

The Suspect appears in the video attempt to walk out of a store holding the alleged cigarillo's stolen in hand.

The alleged Victim runs in front of the door of the store, allegedly to stop the Suspect from leaving the location with the alleged cigarillo's stolen.

The Suspect pushes the alleged Victim out of the exit door of the store, near a store rack, and immediately let's go of the Victim in less than 10 sections.

The Suspect proceed to walk out of the door with another individual.

The Victim begins to re-approach the Suspect again.

The Suspect turns to the left to re-approach the Victim, however does not re-confront the Victim in any assaultive way. Words are exchanged.

The Suspect turns back to the right towards the store door and walks out of the door with the alleged Cigarillo's, with another individual.

The Victim approaches the door and appears to be yelling out of the door, while holding the door.

The Suspect is not seen again in the video at this point.

NOW....since that is out of the way, the force used by Law Enforcement Official DARREN WILSON in response to this alleged Robbery was excessive! To shoot an Alleged Suspect in a alleged Robbery 8-10 Times in the streets like a DOG for allegedly pushing a store clerk after allegedly stealing Cigarillo's, this action DOES NOT fit the nature of the alleged crime!

Officer DARREN WILSON should be charged with Murder in the First Degree and Police Chief Thomas Jackson MUST RESIGN from the Ferguson Police Department for failing to train his staff in proper procedures in engaging criminal suspects, along with failing to instruct his staff to call for BACK-UP as a MANDATORY ACTION for engaging a suspect in an alleged robbery WITHOUT a WEAPON.

The Force Used DOES NOT FIT the ALLEGED CRIME. In addition, Ferguson Police Chief THOMAS JACKSON must be FORCED to RESIGN for TAINTING the investigation of the KILLING of Mike Brown!

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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Aug 15, 2014, 12:23 PM (32 replies)
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