feminism

Songwriter sings to women celebrities like Lady Gaga who claim they aren’t feminist

This is funny, this song written to women celebrities who recently said they weren’t feminist nor think feminism is still needed today. Oh boy hold onto your hat. This gal belts out a ditty that will knock your sock off.
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/25/feminist-anthem-you-wont-be-able-get-out-your-head?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-25

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disabilities

Durable Medical Equipment vendors face reduction in payments for wheelchairs and their assessories

If you know someone who has or needs a wheelchair please read the letter below and sign the petition to prevent vendors getting 30-50  percent cuts in their payments. It also would affect home assessments which are so helpful when you first get disabled and need someone to come to your home and help you make your home accessible.

Sign this petition to your representative, really easy, just read this letter then click to sign petition.

ALL TO ACTION:  Protect Access to Specialized Wheelchair Accessories   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced they intend to apply Medicare Competitive Bid pricing to wheelchair accessories used on Complex Rehab wheelchairs effective January 1, 2016.  This will result in payment cuts of 20% to 50% and cause major decreases in the availability (or outright elimination) of individually configured wheelchair systems that people with disabilities rely on. As further explained in the Position Paper, this change is in violation of specific Congressional legislation and subsequent Medicare policy decisions that excluded Complex Rehab wheelchairs and related accessories from the Competitive Bid Program.  Congress must intervene to get CMS to rescind this change in order to prevent the disastrous results that will occur.      There is a BIPARTISAN “sign‐on” letter to CMS being circulated in the House of Representatives to resolve this problem.  Based on existing law and policy, the letter asks that CMS issue a rescission and stipulate that the current payment policy for Complex Rehab wheelchair accessories will be maintained.    The sign‐on letter allows Representatives to add their signatures to indicate their concern with the issue and their request for a resolution.  The more signatures, the more weight the letter will be given.   Our job is to get as many Representatives as possible to sign on by Noon on March 27th.    HERE’S HOW TO HELP Representatives need to hear from people in their home districts that this is a problem that needs fixing.   A website has been developed to provide information (including the Position Paper and copy of the letter) along with tools to assist you in getting your Representative to sign on to the BIPARTISAN letter to CMS.  Please go to http://cqrcengage.com/access2crt/CBpricing and take these three steps:   1. Email your House Representative‐ By providing your name and address at the website, the system will automatically identify your Representative and generate an email for you to send asking him/her to sign on to the letter to CMS. 2. Call your House Representative‐ After you’ve sent the email, calling the office as a follow up to ensure you get their attention is crucial in making sure your voice gets heard.  The website provides instructions, the phone number, and concise talking points to make your call effective. 3. Tweet your House Representative‐ Something as simple as sharing a message on social media can gain attention and make a lasting impression.  Share your tweet using #access2CRT and #ComplexRehab. Use these hashtags on Facebook too. Please share this Call to Action with others to get more people engaged.  We need to get this policy reversed so people with disabilities can continue to have access to the specialized equipment they rely on each day to maximize their function and independence.  Thanks for your assistance and support!     For additional information email info@access2crt.org or visit http://www.ac

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disabled, Multiple Sclerosis

Coffee could help you not develop MS?

Early spring comes to the Willamette Valley near Eugene Oregon

Early spring comes to the Willamette Valley near Eugene Oregon

This study looks interesting although they admit it’s not completely been proven. And it takes 5-7 cups of coffee a day, which would prevent me from sleeping which isn’t good for MS fatigue. But it’s worth a look, says they found a link how drinking coffee can help you not develop MS. Wish this were true. But read it and decide for yourself.

http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/news/20150226/could-coffee-lower-risk-of-multiple-sclerosis?ecd=wnl_mls_032015&ctr=wnl-mls-032015_nsl-ld-stry&mb=HAegTLFVSNy57MM1DftAguHnVev1imbCszbJMeF4dLE%3d

Don’t forget to check out the public facebook site “A song for MS” a site where musicians challenge other musicians to post their music video’s or songs and then challenge other musicians to post their music. Listen to music from all over the world. All this is for awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Downtown Vinnie has lots of posts, he was the one to start the whole thing, imitating the ALS Challenge.

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@Obamacare, American's, medicine

Facts about the Affordable Care Act five years since created in March 2010

Read the facts about how many American’s benefited from the Affordable Care Act. Which was made law March 2010. 76 million benefiting from preventative care. 105 Million no longer have a life time limit on their health coverage. People with Medicare saved a total of 15 Billion on prescription drugs.

Oh there’s more, Zero death panels created.  Up to 129 million people with pre-existing  conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. Which is good for those of us who have chronic illness.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/share/watch-heres-what-five-years-affordable-care-act-means?utm_source=email&utm_medium=text2&utm_campaign=ACA5years

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Uncategorized

The Psychology of Nice, how to communicate with your partner

Read this insightful article about how to talk to our mates, how to speak with honor and respect. When they help you with something like the laundry, hold your tongue and don’t over share about how they didn’t do it like you do. Just shut your yap and close your mouth and just give them a kiss and say thanks. Who cares if the socks are in the wrong jar, what are you the laundry police?

Just be glad you have someone to share the load and just enjoy it.  this could go with other relationships too like family, friends, co-workers, who ask to help you with some project, be glad they want to help and hold back on any nitpicking.

#ThePsychologyofNice

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/the-one-thing-i-stopped-doing-to-improve-my-113370451529.html

Early spring comes to the Willamette Valley near Eugene Oregon

Early spring comes to the Willamette Valley near Eugene Oregon

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