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  • Obama Criticizes Difficulty of Voting in U.S.: ‘Australia Has Got Mandatory Voting’

    04/08/2016 4:20:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/8/16 | staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School yesterday, President Barack Obama criticized what he described as the difficulty of voting in the United States of America. “We really are the only advanced democracy on Earth that systematically and purposely makes it really hard for people to vote,” he said. “Maybe the single biggest change that we could make in our political process that would reduce some of the polarization, make people feel more invested, restore integrity to the system, would be just make sure everybody is voting,” said Obama. “Australia has got mandatory voting. You start getting...
  • CBS News: Authorities: Anti-vaccine doctor dead in apparent suicide [Isaiah 26]

    06/27/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    WJTV12 ^ | 6/27/2015 | Erin Burt
    CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. — Authorities say Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, who published research based on the medically disproved claim that vaccines cause autism, has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release issued this week that Bradstreet died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Bradstreet, who was from Braselton, Georgia, was found in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19. His body was found by a fisherman. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that a handgun was also pulled from the...
  • California approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation [Isaiah 26]

    06/26/2015 12:43:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 65 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2015 | Patrick McGreevy and Rong-Gong Lin II
    <p>California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs.</p> <p>The measure, among the most controversial taken up by the Legislature this year, would require more children who enter day care and school to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough.</p>
  • Mandatory vaccination bill introduced in Congress

    05/15/2015 5:29:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/14/2015 | Bob Livingstone
    Government is force. When it finds that soft force doesn’t work, it becomes more aggressive. Having found itself unable to scare and/or coerce all Americans into “voluntary” vaccination compliance, now Congress has before it a bill titled the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015.” Of course, this requirement is being done “in the public interest” and “for the greater good.” It would accomplish the task of vaccinating all children by withholding federal funds from public elementary and secondary schools that enroll students who are not vaccinated according to recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Of course, children are...
  • Approaches vary on vaccines for children

    02/15/2015 8:24:47 AM PST · by azkathy · 79 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 2/12/15 | Linda Cook
    Karen Hains of Bettendorf has chosen delayed vaccinations for her children. Hains’ daughter received her 2-month immunizations on schedule. Right afterward, she said, the baby “had bloody, mucusy stools for a week and could hardly nurse,” Hains said. The little girl also ran a fever of 102 degrees. “After the 4-months vaccinations, she had (a reaction) again, but a little less severe,” Hains said. “That was enough for me to realize that was definitely because of the shots. It wasn’t until my second child that I decided to do something different.” With her second child, she waited until after 6...
  • Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys

    04/10/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Kelly Ridell
    Attorney General Eric Holder has infuriated U.S. Assistant Attorneys by not waiting for the U.S. Sentencing Commission to recommend reductions of sentencing guidelines for drug offenders and pushing them to prosecute based on his new guidelines. “We do not join with others who regard our federal justice system as ‘broken’ or in need of major reconstruction,” the National Association of U.S. Assistant Attorneys said in a letter to Mr. Holder in January. “Instead we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework well constructed and worth preserving.” In August, Mr. Holder unveiled his “Smart on Crime” initiative, seeking to “reserve
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Mandatory Flu Shots For NYC Pre-Schoolers Will Save Lives

    12/14/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Jennifer Fermino and Celeste Katz
    Mayor Bloomberg on Friday defended the new city mandate that kids under five who attend pre-school or daycare get annual flu shots -- a rule critics say is just another nanny-state move by Hizzoner. Opponents of the compulsory shots -- including autism activists suspicious of vaccination complications -- protested on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, calling the requirement intrusive and absurd. As for parents who say it's their call as to whether kids should get the flu jab, Bloomberg said, "Your kid can impact other kids by transferring a disease and bringing it home...
  • Mandatory Snoop Program In Army

    11/10/2013 9:22:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 11/10/13 | Twana Blevins
     H/T Tish "This is a picture I took this evening on a wall just down the hall from my office. It's new and put up today. While it may look innocent enough, those in the know realize the paranoia this poster represents. It's part of this year's campaign against insider threats which included a mandatory online program where you 'vet' other workers based on 'suspicious' evidence. In other words, the suspects were primarily conservative males who were outspoken against current US policies and adhering to constitutionality. Females were present but the focus was on white males. Let that sink in...
  • DOES O'CARE INCLUDED FORCED MANDATORY VACCINES, NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE ANS TO QUESTION

    10/24/2013 5:50:28 AM PDT · by GailA · 18 replies
    self | 10/24/12 | GailA
    I keep hearing what could be fact or just rumor, it needs to be confirmed as there are hundreds of thousands of people allergice to one or another vaccine. I have horrible reactions to flu shot as does a friend who is allergic to eggs. My grandson is allergic to the DPT shot, makes him very sick. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO NOT EVEN GET THE SHINGLES VACCINE, I'VE ALREADY HAD 2 SMALL PATCHES OF THEM. THEY CAN BE STRESS CAUSED, AND ONLY THE LORD KNOWS HOW MUCH STRESS I'M UNDER WITH MY HEALTH AND MY GROWN CHILDREN'S SON IS...
  • Obamacare Exchanges Hide Info on Abortion Coverage, Mandatory Abortion Surcharge

    10/12/2013 11:40:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/12/13 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** Smith said the inauguration of the Obamacare exchanges reveals that many health insurance plans throughout the nation will include abortion on demand—even late term abortions. Smith recalled that in October 2009, President Obama said in a speech to a joint session of Congress that, “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion… .” A week after the Obamacare rollout, many are now discovering that—contrary to solemn promises made by the President himself—Obamacare violates the Hyde Amendment by funding plans that include abortion. “The new law requires premium payers to be assessed an abortion surcharge every...
  • Final Reg: Mandatory Free Contraceptives, Sterilizations, Abortion-Inducing Drugs Will Prevent..

    06/28/2013 2:35:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Final Reg: Mandatory Free Contraceptives, Sterilizations, Abortion-Inducing Drugs Will Prevent 'Employee Absences' June 28, 2013 - 12:34 PM By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) -- The Obama administration is now officially declaring in the final text of a federal regulation that by requiring employers to provide women--but not men--with free sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs the government is actually forcing providers to accept a net economic gain because sterilizing and contracepting American women will result in fewer babies and reduce "employee absence." "Covering contraceptives also yields significant cost-savings," says the regulation. "A 2000 study estimated that it would cost 15 to...
  • Life Insurance Is Now Mandatory!

    07/04/2012 8:36:43 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 29 replies
    LIFE Foundation ^ | January 4,2011 | Jack Dewald
    What if new parents were required to show proof of life insurance prior to taking their newborns home from the hospital (just like they have to have a car seat). Should parents have to show proof of “financial responsibility”?
  • Mandatory Electronic Taxes Taken Immediately....Instead of Filing as Usual

    06/05/2012 3:23:49 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 33 replies
    6/5/2012 | Me
    Today, the small business I work for received a new NY state MANDATORY tax payment order. We do our taxes quarterly and paid what is owed. We have received notice today since our "taxes" exceed $100,000 on a yearly basis, we are now FORCED to pay these taxes electronically & immediately. We have no choice. I guess NY just can't wait for the check and is therefore seizing it in a nano-second. I personally believe this is extortion. We pay our taxes, on time, always, never had a problem. Now NY state is FORCING us to pay them, electronically, immediately...
  • Mandatory Arabic at NYC Public School

    05/28/2012 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said last week. Beginning next semester, all 200 second-through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes, putting it on equal footing with science and music courses, The New York Post reported. Principal Nicky Kram Rosen said that she selected Arabic, as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French, is because it will help the school obtain a more prestigious degree standing. “She proposed this to the...
  • American Community Survey - Mandatory Census

    03/01/2012 10:48:59 AM PST · by Lady Lucky · 27 replies · 4+ views
    3/01/12 | Lady Lucky
    "Your response to this survey is required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193). Title 13, as changed by Title 18, imposes a penalty for not responding. We estimate this survey will take about 38 minutes to complete."
  • Federal immigration enforcement is mandatory, memo says

    01/09/2012 8:47:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    LAT ^ | January 8, 2012, 11:01 p.m. | Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
    Two years after the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program was implemented, federal officials determined that choices available to local law enforcement agencies that wished to decline or limit their participation would be "streamlined" or "eliminated," making the information-sharing program mandatory, according to a memo recently made public. Launched in 2008, Secure Communities was promoted to local and state leaders as a way to focus immigration enforcement efforts on "serious convicted criminals." But the program, which involves the FBI sharing fingerprints collected from county jails with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has come under fire because a large percentage of immigrants...
  • Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Some Texas Schools; 'Language Of The Future'

    02/08/2011 6:26:27 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 117 replies
    cbslocal.com/cbsdfw.com ^ | February 7, 2011 11:03 PM | cbslocal.com/CBSDFW.COM
    Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Students at Mansfield ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language. The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant. The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education. As part of the five-year $1.3 Million grant, Arabic classes would be mandatory at Cross Timbers Intermediate School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School. The program would also be optional for students at T. A....
  • Code Word "Freeze"

    01/26/2011 7:49:39 AM PST · by jda · 13 replies
    In the SOTU Address, the President proposed to "freeze" discretionary spending for the next 5 years. What did he mean???
  • Mugged by Medicare: Feds to withhold Social Security benefits if you don't sign up

    01/17/2011 3:37:35 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 72 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1.17.11 @ 11:34AM | By Quin Hillyer
    the government actually claims it can hold hostage people's Social Security payments in order to FORCE those people to accept Medicare enrollment. The Department of Health and Human Services insists an individual cannot forfeit Medicare eligibility and continue to collect Social Security benefits even after paying into the latter system over an entire career.
  • Courthouses Now Have Nude Imaging Machines

    11/17/2010 6:57:14 PM PST · by CodeToad · 37 replies
    11/17/2010 | Self
    The wife had jury duty at the Douglas County courthouse in Castle Rock, Colorado yesterday. She found they, too, now have the backscatter nude imaging machines, and they are mandatory. So, to excercise our constitutional rights to the courts or to appear as mandated by the court we must submit to a strip search and radiation. According to the TSA web site, these machines are also in other courthouses throughout the country. Just thought you should know.
  • Mandatory Flu Shots. Will You Take One?

    09/09/2010 7:33:01 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 32 replies
    Associated Content by Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Or will your decision be based more on the premise that you have a right to dictate what happens to your body? You may think that your freedoms are being impinged by the mandatory part of the flu shot. What if the mandatory shot to save your job turned into a mandatory shot for your entire family in order to save your job?
  • Electricity prices set to soar as a result of government policy

    08/29/2010 5:56:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 30, 2010 | Annabel Hepworth
    power prices are set to increase dramatically. Origin Energy boss Grant King said that complying with the mandatory renewable energy target (RET) and network spending would put upward pressure on energy prices. "That's not of our making, or anybody other than policymakers...That's just the inevitable and logical consequences of the policies" that governments are implementing. His comments follow both federal Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson and his opposition counterpart Ian Macfarlane warning in separate interviews... that power prices were likely to double in the next five to seven years. Mr King said that estimate was "possibly conservative" and added...
  • A VIRAL Statement of Patriotism Addressed To The White House

    08/10/2010 7:05:57 AM PDT · by CanGyrene · 16 replies
    U-Tube ^ | LAST 48 HOURS | Not Sure
    This has already had 3 ½ million hits and looks like it is burning up the Internet. It deserves to. Its about 5 minutes long, but clearly worth seeing. Maybe we're not ALL asleep!!!! This video just came out in the last 48 hrs.. Take a look ...... and if you agree, please pass it on
  • H.R.5741 -- Universal National Service Act (Introduced in House - IH) (Rangel)

    07/26/2010 11:46:29 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Thomas.gov ^ | 7/15/2010 | Charles Rangel (Sponsor)
      The Library of Congress > THOMAS Home > Bills, Resolutions > Search Results Bill Text111th Congress (2009-2010)H.R.5741.IH THIS SEARCH THIS DOCUMENT GO TO Next Hit Forward New Bills Search Prev Hit Back HomePage Hit List Best Sections Help Contents Display {title: 'THOMAS - Bill Text - H.R.5741', link: 'http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.5741.IH:' } Bill PDF XML[Help] Printer Friendly[Help] Congressional Record References Bill Summary & Status H.R.5741 -- Universal National Service Act (Introduced in House - IH) HR 5741 IH 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5741To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member...
  • Plenty of Schock, Very Little Awe at Mandatory Obama Signage

    07/05/2010 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 7/5/10 | Patrick Richardson
    Calling the stimulus signs “the height of narcissism,” Rep. Aaron Schock, Republican congressman from Obama’s old stomping grounds of Illinois, is preparing to bring the battle over the stimulus signs to the floor of the House this week. “The constituents in my district look at those signs and see tens of millions of their hard-earned taxpayer dollars being spent, no jobs created, and hardly any infrastructure,” Schock said. “I’ve already had several emails and phone calls on my personal phone from friends back home that are upset about it and say, ‘You gotta be kidding me.’” Last week, PJM reported...
  • We Need Vacation

    05/30/2010 6:16:25 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies · 844+ views
    CBS Sunday Morning | 5-30-10 | Me
    Now we are being compared to Europe when it comes to taking vacation.How we are one of the richest nations that DOES NOT require a vacation.Rant begins now....
  • The truth About Obama's liberal fascist healthcare plan

    03/26/2010 11:52:29 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 506+ views
    Mainestategop Blog ^ | 3/26/10 | MAINESTATEGOP
    Obama's health care reform bill is not really reform but corporate socialism that will bilk Americans out of more of their money for premiums and force them to pay more of their money to corporate health giants. Not only this it will curtail our civil liberties and lead us into socialist despotism. In a previous article I pointed out that this tragedy was inevitable that America would eventually have some kind of universal insurance Like in Britain or mandated insurance like in Massachusetts. In fact the bill is like Massachusetts health care but far far worse. Liberal elitists in the...
  • Socialism: Participation Mandatory

    03/22/2010 12:33:47 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 9 replies · 398+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | March 22nd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The Obama Care introduced a new era in American society – the era of mandatory participation in government policies. According to the law passed by Congress yesterday if you don’t have health insurance you will be required to get one: 1. If you are under age of 26 – ask your Mom 2. If you feel like you are poor – check your Medicaid office to see if the government feels the same way about you 3. The rest of you over age of 26 and not poor enough – call the local health insurance companies and buy insurance 4....
  • Cervical cancer vaccine debate heading to the Legislature (NY/Gardasil w/o Parental Concent)

    02/09/2010 3:23:41 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | February 9, 2010 | RICK KARLIN
    ALBANY -- The debate over making cervical cancer vaccines available to young women is coming to the state Legislature today. A group of anti-vaccine activists plans to attend this morning's Senate Codes Committee hearing to protest a bill that would let health care professionals give the vaccine to women younger than 18 without parental consent. The measure, sponsored in the Senate by Liz Krueger and in the Assembly by Amy Paulin -- both Democrats -- aims to protect women against preventable cervical cancer. The legislation also notes that Planned Parenthood clinics have been seeing teenagers coming in and requesting the...
  • Gardasil Warnings Ignored Says Researcher (NY Legislature to vote whether to mandate Gardasil)

    02/06/2010 4:06:31 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies · 827+ views
    Press Release ^ | 3 February 2010 | Julie Smith
    Julie Smith, researcher and founder of a NZ website set up specifically to give information about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, www.offtheradar.co.nz says concerned parents have been contacting her wanting to know how they can help to have the vaccine withdrawn from NZ. After last night's Close Up on TV 1 Ms Smith says "Many more parents are making the connection to their child's sudden onset of deteriorating health since receiving the Gardasil vaccine." "What is now happening to our girls here in New Zealand is replicating what has already happened overseas. It was only a matter of time before girls...
  • Hawaii H1N1 Resolution Advances Vaccination Exemptions Favoring Demand for Health Freedoms

    12/09/2009 8:55:06 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 3 replies · 649+ views
    The Natural Family Blog ^ | December 9th, 2009 | News Release
    Hilo, HI--Department of Health officials in Hawaii were overruled by County of Hawaii directors supporting a resolution favoring First Amendment constitutional rights and vaccination exemptions for everyone demanding them. The nearly unanimous 7-1 Big Island of Hawaii Council vote sent a strong message to State and Federal policy makers to consider a majority of people who solidly distrust risky vaccines in general, and health officials' claims of safety regarding H1N1 vaccines in particular. The vote demonstrated the power of local community activists to rebuke "top down" policies advancing "mandatory" vaccinations during declared emergencies. The Council's decision backed the majority of...
  • NY Officials Rescind Mandatory H1N1 Flu Shot Order

    10/22/2009 11:10:53 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 4 replies · 689+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | October 23, 2009 | Valerie Bauman
    NY finally gets the picture that the idea of shoving a vaccine on nurses and doctors is a violation of their liberties! First two body paragraphs: ALBANY, N.Y. New York state health officials have suspended a ruling that would have forced health care workers across the state to get vaccinated against the swine flu by the end of November or risk losing their jobs, saying in a decision issued Thursday that they did so because the vaccine is in short supply. New York will be getting only about 23 percent of its anticipated supply of the vaccine for the swine...
  • Judge Blocks Mandatory Flu Shots, Temporarily

    10/16/2009 6:03:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 972+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | HASANI GITTENS
    The fight against mandatory flu vaccines has just gotten a shot in the arm. An Albany judge has just issued a temporary restraining order preventing the state Department of Health from mandating flu vaccinations for health care workers in New York, according to lawyers in the case. Terry Kindlon, the lawyer representing nurses who filed a lawsuit this week, said Judge Thomas McNamara issued the order at a hearing Friday morning. The nurses argue the policy violates their civil rights. State Health Commissioner Richard Daines had imposed a regulation that required certain health care workers to be vaccinated by Nov....
  • Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers

    10/16/2009 2:02:34 PM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies · 529+ views
    cbs ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | cbs
    Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned. A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination. The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority. Three parties – the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses – challenged the order and for now the...
  • Military to Get Mandatory Swine Flu Shots Soon

    09/30/2009 1:39:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP ^ | 9/29/09 | Lolita C. Baldor
    U.S. military troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days, with active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas going to the front of the vaccine line, a top military commander said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart also told The Associated Press that as many as 400 troops are ready to go to five regional headquarters around the country to assist federal health and emergency management officials if needed as the flu season heats up. The Pentagon has bought 2.7 million vaccines, and 1.4 million of those will go...
  • BREAKING - Mandatory Flu Vaccines For Children In New Jersey (No joke)

    09/29/2009 1:16:04 PM PDT · by Scythian · 314 replies · 12,804+ views
    ABC News via You Tube Video ^ | September 28, 2009
    The State of New Jersey is now mandating every school child be vaccinated, otherwise they will be kicked out of class. This ABC news report covers the story
  • Health workers being forced to take flu shots this year

    09/29/2009 5:55:46 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 60 replies · 2,005+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/29/09 | Ann Geracimos
    Health care institutions, concerned that less than half their workers got flu shots in previous years, are moving for the first time to make the shots mandatory in the face of an expected swine flu pandemic. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures for the 2007-08 flu season, the most recent available, show that just 45.4 percent of U.S. health care workers ages 19 to 64 were immunized against seasonal flu that year. Three British surveys released in recent weeks suggest the same pattern with the novel H1N1 virus, commonly known as the "swine flu" virus. But Dr. Tom Talbot,...
  • Mandatory flu vaccination splits workers

    09/28/2009 5:15:50 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 25 replies · 811+ views
    Newsday.com via Drudge ^ | September 27, 2009 | DELTHIA RICKS
    Despite a planned rally in Albany Tuesday to protest a state regulation requiring health care workers be vaccinated against influenza — both seasonal and swine flu — New York’s top public health official predicts dissenters will ultimately extinguish their anger and roll up their sleeves.
  • Mandatory flu vaccination splits workers

    09/28/2009 5:09:45 PM PDT · by luv2ndamend · 70 replies · 3,286+ views
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | September 27, 2009 | DELTHIA RICKS
    Despite a planned rally in Albany Tuesday to protest a state regulation requiring health care workers be vaccinated against influenza — both seasonal and swine flu — New York’s top public health official predicts dissenters will ultimately extinguish their anger and roll up their sleeves. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/mandatory-flu-vaccination-splits-workers-1.1481242?print=true
  • Your Federal Health Record

    09/28/2009 10:36:25 AM PDT · by Pecos · 12 replies · 648+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 9/28/09 | Pecos
    Check out the second paragraph. No federal health record - no Medicare payment.
  • Young Adults Likely to Pay Big Share of Reform's Cost

    09/15/2009 8:34:45 PM PDT · by Saije · 8 replies · 1,008+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/2009 | Shailagh Murray
    As health-care legislation advances through Congress, the young adults who were so vital to President Obama's election are emerging as a significant beneficiary of his top domestic priority, but they are also likely to play a major role in funding any reform. In a campaign-style rally Thursday at the University of Maryland at College Park, Obama will aim to tap his richest vein of support -- voters younger than 30 -- to help sell his reform plan to a more skeptical general public. "We're at an important turning point in our push for real reform," read the e-mailed invitation, "and...
  • Obama Flip-Flops on Mandatory Insurance Coverage

    09/10/2009 6:13:30 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Thursday, September 10, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama has previously refused to endorse a mandate for individuals to purchase coverage. Obama flip-flopped on this issue in tonight's speech. Now, he says, "individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance — just as most states require you to carry auto insurance." In a 2008 debate in Austen, Texas, Obama criticized Hillary Clinton's health care plan for requiring mandatory coverage. He said he doesn't believe everyone should be forced to purchase health care insurance.Barack Obama: ... So we put in place a catastrophic reinsurance plan that would reduce costs by $2,500 per family per year. So we've...
  • W Va hospital early adopter of mandatory flu shots

    08/29/2009 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 15 replies · 1,138+ views
    AP ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2009 | TOM BREEN
    As flu season approaches, West Virginia's largest hospital has given its employees a choice: Get a flu shot, or get another job . . . A mandatory flu shot policy like CAMC's is rare for U.S. hospitals, but it may soon become more common. A New York State law that takes effect this month requires hospitals to provide records showing all their workers have seasonal flu vaccinations or face fines, and
  • Your Forearm, Please

    08/01/2009 9:00:13 PM PDT · by FromLori · 20 replies · 1,550+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 7/31/09 | Robert Wenzel
    "They" will also decide when healthcare is mandatory. A surgeon writes to Lew Rockwell: I am a surgeon in the Baltimore area. My main hospital decided to run a “Swine Flu Drill” for the employees and doctors over the last 2 days. Apparently, the general public was excluded because only hospital workers get swine flu. I am sure that the ability to coerce employees had nothing to do with it. All entrances were blocked by security and tables were set up with 3 nurses. People lined up and answered embarassing private questions regarding bowel habits and the like. They then...
  • CLOSE TO HOME: How can volunteerism in America be 'mandatory'? (Op-Ed on HR 1388)

    03/25/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ann Jordan
    My parents taught me to read every word of any contract I signed. Obviously Congress doesn't follow that rule. Already we have Congress' frantic backlash from the AIG bonuses, which were in fact authorized by specific language buried deep in the stimulus bill that gave AIG its handout. Now we have more dynamite buried in the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), already passed in a whirlwind by the House and being fast-tracked in the Senate. The GIVE Act reauthorizes the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and also includes many more new...
  • Video: Mandatory Volunteerism

    03/25/2009 8:51:51 AM PDT · by ElKafir · 15 replies · 1,348+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Here is a brilliant video illustrating the hypocrisy of our current president (yes, I refuse to write with capital "P") and his dangerous, destructive political ambitions to force our kids in his private army, the Obama Jugend (officially known as the National Civilian Security Force). See video at the link
  • Rethinking retirement plans for the work force (Hussein wants mandatory enrollment - for now)

    03/03/2009 5:35:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 684+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 3/03/09 | David Nicklaus
    Rethinking retirement plans for the work forceDavid Nicklaus ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 03/03/2009 With our retirement savings system looking a bit frayed around the edges, the search is on for changes that will help workers navigate the vagaries of financial markets. Should we force people to save more, perhaps by requiring every 401(k) plan to have an automatic-enrollment feature? Should we regulate fees and account offerings more tightly? Or should we junk the 401(k) entirely and replace it with a government-guaranteed savings program? These ideas and many others have been floated amid a severe bear market that's dimming many Americans' retirement...
  • Florida Mandatory Spay/Neuter; HB451

    01/29/2009 10:00:27 AM PST · by Roos_Girl · 36 replies · 809+ views
    Sterilization of Dogs and Cats: Requires sterilization of dogs & cats of specified age; provides exceptions; authorizes county or municipality to enact ordinances requiring licensure of dogs & cats that are not sterilized; requires DOACS to adopt rules for approval of breed registration organizations; provides penalties; conforms requirements for sterilization of dogs & cats in animal shelters & animal control agencies to changes made by act; deletes provision extending time for sterilization; authorizes county & municipal ordinances relating to sterilization of animals; authorizes county or municipality to collect surcharge on civil penalties.
  • America Serves(Obama's plan requires 100 hrs of community service in college every year, 50 for hs)

    11/06/2008 5:35:29 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 192 replies · 7,524+ views
    America Serves "When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream." The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps,...
  • Proposed IRS Retirement Rule Change Deferred

    10/17/2008 9:53:34 AM PDT · by thefactor · 35 replies · 1,983+ views
    NYPD PBA ^ | 10/15/08 | Patty Lynch
    Recently, the IRS extended its definition of acceptable retirement age to all defined benefit plans, including governmental plans. The regulations state that normal retirement age under a plan must be an age that is “not earlier than the earliest age that is reasonably representative of the typical retirement age for the industry in which the covered workforce is employed.” For most workers, a normal retirement age that falls between ages 55 and 62 would meet the new IRS standard. The IRS has made an exception for plans where the majority of the plan participants are qualified public safety employees. For...