Universal Health Care
Governor Sandoval delivered his first State of the State address on January 24, 2011. In his halting, sometimes uncomfortable, tone, the governor laid out his plan for Nevada, and it is no good. The governor is continuing this state’s version of Gibbons 2.0. He kept his promise not to raise taxes but he broke his promise to keep general fund spending under $5.3 billion. His bill calls for $5.8 billion in spending.
Legacies come in different forms. For the rich and famous, it is wonderful that they can leave libraries and papers and all the things that make people sit up and notice them for all they have done.
But state legislators are putting that money in jeopardy. In the budget bill Texas legislators passed last month, the bill’s authors decided to defer payment on half the money organizations receive through the plates for the next two years. The Texas Department of State more hints would get $11 per sale. The rest of their money could not be available until September 2013 . This diversion of funds will drastically reduce the funds to spay and neuter pets in Texas, adding to the problem of pet overpopulation and flooding our already overpopulated shelters. The end result: more pets euthanized.
It is interesting to see how many of the opponents of Guantanamo Bay are now unwilling to accept the prisoners that will be released from the camp. Is this really a matter of “we only look after our own”, or is it a matter of “not in my back yard, exspecially my own”? How could the countries that protested against the imprisonment and torture of people now refuse refuge to those same prisoners?
Video games do not cause violence. There have been no studies that have proven any link between games and violence. Even the studies that allegedly make this claim admit that the same impact as TV or music.There is more concrete proof for the existence of God, the Loch Ness Monster and space aliens than there is for this claim.Yet they’re being singled out over any other medium primarily because the young people play them. It’s ageism pure and simple.
If you are on a 12 month or longer course you will have access to the NHS (National Health Services). Most medical treatments (apart from dentistry) are freely available to students for the duration of the time they study in London. NHS requires registration with them and your college can help you with this process.
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2011. Jade Woman Qigong with Master Liu He. Jade Woman qigong is considered Master Liu’s signature form. Come study with the master here in Portland for this special event. “Although designed for women, this Qigong form can also benefit men or anyone who suffers from circulation and liver problems.” Workshop begins on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and concludes on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Tuition: early discount of $195.00 if registering by May 11; after 5/11 fee is $225.00. Location: TBA. See web site for more information. A book on this qigong form by Master Liu is also available: “Jade Woman Qigong, The Healing Power of Taoist Medicine for Every Woman” (Trafford Publishing; March 30, 2009).
I have no quarrel with that but I am in awe of a man who showed up in the life of a kid who was starved for affection and respect and love and gave him all three. Now there’s a legacy.
Of course “Tips for Teens” is a valuable tool for parents as well as teens. It is imperative that parents constantly monitor their children. Even if a young person knows something is wrong they may try it.