Today in American there is a story that is all too often heard about within your family or at least someone that you know.The story is about taking care of a family member or a loved that is dealing with Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.These disease can quickly destroy the quality of life for anyone that is ill with it and the family members that attempt that care for them.
Because of them they create problems within the family,some may have views and ideas that no way in hell I am going to place my mother,father or grandparent in a home,for any number of reasons personal beliefs or lack of funds to receive quality care for there loved one.
So that the loved one can attempt to enjoy some quality of life for the rest of the time that they have left.
This also opens the can of worms that depending on what state you live in and you have the proper documents for them,Power of attorney etc, and there is the group that the family member is normally a lower to mid class income where they may not have the resources for them and you have to battle with one of the most horrific systems ever known to man Medicare/medicade.
Where you basically leave the loved one to the whim of the state,and if they have a moderate to fair amount of cash,guess what that normally goes to the state.
As we all know no family will see eye to eye on any subject during normal times and even more so when it comes to the care of an aging family member.Depending on your view point on the matter,you might end up being a shit stirrer based on your point of view on the issue.
And there is one of the biggest fucking scams on the planet,its a medicine called aircept and yes its giving as a drug to attempt to slow the destruction caused by Alzheimer's and you wanna know something guess what ( ready here it comes) Its cost anywhere from 165-430 dollars for a 30 day supply that from a script service north of the border.
This has caused many disagreements and fights within families on this very issue and it will go on for quite a while.Most med insurance companies don't pick up the cost for care and treatment and most of the cost comes out of pocket.Ask yourself why is that ,will there be a cure for this in current life time.
If you have parents or family members that are aging or showing signs or concerns connected to this,sit down and talk about this matter but you need to have a plan in place just in case.
So if you have an elderly family member(Parents,Grandparents,Aunt,Uncle) go enjoy time with them regardless of how you feel about them.And ask yourself this who is going to care for me once I become old and whats going to happen to me if I am strickened with this illness.
On a late summer day in 2006, in Jena, Louisiana, a Black high school student asked permission to sit beneath the "white tree" in front of the town's high school. It was unspoken law that this shady area was for whites only during school breaks. But a student asked, and the vice principal said nothing was stopping them. So Black students sat underneath the tree, challenging the established authority of segregation and racism. The next day, hanging from the tree, were three ropes, in school colors, each tied to make a noose.
The events set in motion by those nooses led to a schoolyard fight. And that fight led to the conviction, on June 28, 2007, of a Black student at Jena High School for charges that can bring up to 22 years in prison. Mychal Bell, a 16-year-old sophomore football star at the time he was arrested, was convicted by an all-white jury, without a single witness being called on his behalf. And five more Black students in Jena still face serious charges stemming from the fight.
So he paid the bill on Monday in change and $1 bills -- all $12,656.07 of it.
"I did it so people can physically see what $12,000 is," said Malchow, who noted that amount included taxes on his home, his Wheeling Avenue business Outfitter and his rental properties.
Malchow was one of the organizers of the July 26 "Jam the Downtown" tax protest. He said on Monday that paying his tax bill this way was intended as a similar demonstration to drive home the point of how high local property taxes had gone. "It's putting me in a financial bind," he said.
When people pay such bills by check or by an escrow account through the bank, taxpayers might not notice the amount of the bill as directly, Malchow said to explain his reasoning. "When you pay in cash, you have a tendency to feel that pain a little more."
On a purely practical level, Malchow had to plan ahead to pull it off.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A 41-year-old man stormed a beauty salon and bludgeoned four grandmothers with a hammer, fracturing one’s skull, before making off with less than $90, police said.
Thomas Leyshon III, of Mountain Top, was arrested after a daylong manhunt Friday.
The women, aged 56 to 76, did not resist but were beaten anyway, witnesses said. At least one required surgery.
To the victims of the tragic accident that happened in Minneapolis and the first responders you will be in my thoughts and prayers.Yet I know that you have a major task ahead of you during the rescue and recovery efforts.Fellow DU ers mainly from Minnesota are there any local groups red cross etc that need any type of financial help or at least a donation to help them thru this event?
LOS ANGELES - If Fred Thompson makes it official and throws his hat in the ring for President, NBC will pull future reruns of "Law & Order" featuring the actor after Sept. 1, executive producer Dick Wolf said yesterday.
The former two-term Republican senator from Tennessee recently asked to be cut from the show, leading to speculation he'd run for the White House.
The British Broadcasting Corp. reported that Hetfield was detained at London's Luton Airport on Thursday because of his "Taliban-like beard."
For he’s a Yankee Doodle Dandy, Yankee Doodle Do or Die…. A real live nephew of his Uncle Sam, Dead on the Fourth of July… (with apologies to George M. Cohan)
Fly your flags, all you patriots; it’s another Fourth of July! Fire up the barbecues, ice up the beer and get ready to celebrate another Independence Day in the good old USA. And be sure not to miss the fabulous fireworks that so majestically explode in the night sky to the music of God Bless America. Makes you proud, doesn’t it?
And oh, while you’re at it, don’t give a moment’s thought to the men and women fighting the Bush/PNAC war in Iraq. You know, the troops who are out there supposedly fighting for your freedom, or for an end to terror, or for regime change, or for Iraqi liberation, or for the spread of democracy, or for oil, or for George Bush and Dick Cheney or whatever. Don’t let them spoil your fun. After all, it’s a holiday. Enjoy.
Until the second inning of his son's Friday night Little League baseball game, Wade Campbell didn't seem different from most players' parents, the boy's coach said Tuesday.
Before the game, Campbell, 46, complained about a lack of playing time for his kid, but he also helped the team warm up.
"That was great," Noe Ambriz, the coach, said Tuesday. "Anytime a parent wants to throw the ball around with the kids, it helps."
Then, with two strikes against him, Campbell's 12-year-old son watched the third strike zing past.
Brunswick County teacher resigns, marries 16-year-old student
By Ana Ribeiro
A South Brunswick High School cross country coach and science teacher has resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Brenton Wuchae, 40, of Oak Island, submitted his resignation June 13, and the Brunswick County Board of Education approved the personnel action during a closed session meeting today.
According to a statement from Superintendent Katie McGee, Wuchae and a Brunswick County student were married Monday. The marriage license says Wuchae married Windy Hager, 16, of Oak Island.
Wuchae had worked for the school system since Oct. 25, 2004.
Hager’s parents had previously complained at a public meeting of the school board that officials had not done enough to alert them to a relationship between the teacher and their daughter. They said they found out about the situation through rumors.
McGee said in her statement, however, that “I want to assure the public that we along with law enforcement always investigate each and every allegation brought to our attention. Had either organization been able to prove anything inappropriate was going on between Mr. Wuchae and a minor student charges would have been filed.”
ASHBURN, Va. -- A paintball shot in the groin left rookie LaRon Landry unable to practice when the Washington Redskins opened their minicamp Friday.
The No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft was injured during a team-building outing Wednesday, when coach Joe Gibbs allowed the players to leave early at the end of the voluntary spring workouts. Some players went bowling or had lunch together, while many of the defensive players went to play paintball.
"I didn't know paintball was that dangerous," linebacker Marcus Washington said. "I hope it wasn't friendly fire."
Landry was on the sidelines when practice began, but within minutes he left and began laboring slowly up the hill toward the team's main building, appearing to favor his left leg.
Gibbs said Landry should be fine after a couple of days' rest.
"It's kind of bizarre," Gibbs said. "Almost anything can happen in life, so every now and then something like that does happen."r
Whenever a case takes over the news it affects everyone’s view of the justice system including the judges, lawyers and juries that make key decisions. The OJ Simpson case made criminal court terminology household language. The Paris Hilton saga in and out of jail once again will influence the justice system on many levels. She has become a “A Tale of Two Cities”: the inhabitants of cities filled with the rich, famous, or from a ”good family” vs. the inhabitiants of the middle and poor classes. She is a tale of power clashes that have nothing to do with her personally- the power of a Judge vs. the power of the Sheriff. Yes, Paris Hilton will now no longer just be a pop icon that either you love or hate but rather Paris Hilton now has a direct impact on my dear readers under 21 when facing criminal charges.
First of all, if you are young and charged with a crime be aware that judges are going to look more closely at your conduct not only at the time of the arrest, but how you behave after the arrest. I cannot be more clear that if you are in trouble with alcohol or drugs and you have a problem, you should take immediate steps to obtain treatment. I realize you may not have the papprarazzi following you so that it might be a little easier to go on partying after an arrest but I think Judges will be more responsive to help you not ruin your life with a criminal charge if you are pro-active.
MONTREAL -- Rookie Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first victory for a black driver in Formula One.
In a race filled with caution flags, the 22-year-old Englishman won in his sixth F1 start and now has six consecutive top-three finishes.
"I'm just having a fantastic day," Hamilton said. "This is history."
The only one to give the Mercedes McLaren driver any competition during the 70-lap race on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve's 2.71-mile road course was BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld. He chased Hamilton all day without catching him. Hamilton beat Heidfeld to the finish by 4.3 seconds.
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