See the PA first, if she thinks anything is wrong you’ll get to see the doctor. Oh! She’ll give you a prescription for pain killers, even if you don’t need it.Antique pharmacy

Has American health care and the medical profession plummeted to a new low? The first time this happened, I was left with a crippled hand. The second time I was given a month’s supply of pain killers that addicts kill for. This is the third time and I have some questions.

A Physician’s Assistant is called a PA.

First PA: A year ago I broke my hand. The orthopedic surgeon fixed up the bones and told the PA to put the cast on my hand. The caste was on too tight. They saw me weekly but did nothing. After six weeks of suffering with blue and swollen fingers I now have a crippled hand.

Second PA: Some weeks ago, I woke up with back pain and unable to move my legs. Could not get out DSC_5385of bed or walk. The ambulance took me to the ER. A few days later my doctor sent me to a spine specialist for an evaluation. At the appointment I did not see the specialist, but the PA interviewed me. She sent a prescription (signed by my unknown doctor) to a pharmacy in another state that sent me a month’s supply of pain killers which arrived at my home via UPS. Each pill contained 825 ml of Iboprofen and 26 ml of something else. I threw them out.

[Why didn’t they give me the prescription to change at my local pharmacy?] Yikes!

Third PA: Forty-one years ago I broke my knee in a car accident. It was operated on, healed well and never gave me a problem. This past winter it has been painful to the point of sleepless nights and limping days. I went to the doctor. He ordered an orthopedic evaluation and told me to go to the same group of swindlers as above (second PA).

I called for an appointment and was told that the first visit was with a PA and then I will see the doctor on a follow-up visit. Ihelp called my doctor and asked him to recommend another specialist. He did. I called the second specialist he recommended and was told that they only accept “New Injuries”. Upon enquiries, I found out that “new injuries” and billing the insurance companies are profitable, whereas 41 year old injuries were not “treated” at their office.

The question is: How does one get to see a specialist or any doctor without going to or through the PA? This is a new experience for me. Is this the new trend in medicine? Trying to see a spine or knee doctor is like trying to get an appointment with the President or the Queen of England.DSC_5394

Who are these doctors anyway? And what is the function of the PA? I never realized that PAs can diagnose spinal problems or determine how to fix a knee gone old and arthritic.

In England GPs still make house calls.

In America, the PAs interview the patients, the doctors sign prescriptions not knowing what’s wrong with the patient, the prescriptions go to another part of the country to be filled and 2013-01-28_09-16-34_256then delivered by post. The insurance gets billed and the patient continues to suffer not knowing what’s wrong with her spine or knee, but has tons of pain killers to put her to sleep.

Someone out there please help me. I need to know how the new doctor / patient / American medicine relationship work.

 

 

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Congress has been debating the Immigration Bill for years now.IMG_0491 The President orders the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Somebody named bigot Sessions vowed last year (2014) to debate the bill to death.

Is this issue about the President, the Democrats, the Republicans or 11 million people living in limbo and treated like criminals? They work and pay taxes but get no benefits in return. Some of them have lived in the US for over 20 years; their children know no other home.

If the white law-makers in Congress were to trace their ancestry they might find a few jail birds among their grandfathers.

The Brits used to empty their jails, load the criminals on ships and post them to the new colonies – America and Australia. Perhaps bigot Sessions’ ancestors were on one of those ships.DSC02822

Now we do not have that kind of immigrant in the US. However they landed on US soil, their desire is to live in these United States legally, and work for their American dream. So far they are living the American nightmare!

This country was built on the backs of immigrants. Chinese, Spanish … their blood, sweat and cheap labour … ask Cesar Chavez. He fought for their rights.DSCN7910

Every transplanted American citizen can trace his blood line to a foreign land. Well, what is the problem with bigot Session and his white supremacist friends?

This land belongs to the Natives. The Tribes. All the rest of us are guests or immigrants. The Natives and this land welcomed us and gave us opportunities beyond our wildest dreams. Why can’t we share with those 11 million people?

Here is why we can’t share. flagPeople like bigot Sessions have two goals. One is a President, who in their eyes must fail, and the other is to prevent 11 million people from becoming voters – just in case they decide to vote for the other party.

The white supremacists are intolerant of a vast majority of the people in this country. Right now Muslims are at the top of the list. We can add Jews, Blacks and immigrants. At least these the journeygroups are not jail birds or criminals like those who landed 300 years ago.

Oh! And the Natives on whose land we are trespassing are still fighting for the rights of their own land.

 

According to recent reports, homicides and other Crossman co2 air pistolcrimes are on the rise on American soil. We Americans utilize our 2nd Amendment Rights to bear arms and proudly use them as well.

Now there are eight states that have laws that permit people to carry concealed weapons. How many people would carry guns and use common sense and restraint or muscles and use their guns?

Something is wrong in this country when city after IMG_5595city is reporting a rise in homicides. For example, in NYC homicides went up 15% this year, Chicago 18%, and Atlanta 48%.

We are very worried about terrorists attacking us on American soil. In the meantime, Homeland Security has not noticed that American terrorists are doing a fine job of killing and terrorizing us while they are busy looking for Muslim Terrorists.

The weapons and homicide war in America – is it civil war or domestic terrorism? H13-22 NecrosisThe irony is this situation is that when Americans kill Americans, it is homicide. When Americans kill Muslims in their homes – as in North Carolina – it is self-defense. However, when a Muslim kills some one it is terrorism.

There are probably more guns out there than Americans. Anyone can own one, two, three guns or any number they can buy or steal. In Phoenix the gun holders were advised to carry their guns to a protest at a mosque.

P1020449One wonders who, the President, Homeland Security, Congress, Supreme Court, law enforcement, FBI, NSA, CIA, et al, is keeping an eye on this situation and do something before we have a real civil war on our hands.

The government can call it civil war, domestic terrorism, or an increase in homicide. The fact is, America is loaded up to its ears with lots of guns and are killing Americans with them. And while DSCN7910Americans are killing each other, Homeland Security is out there spreading Islamophobia, entrapping young Muslim men, and searching for Muslim terrorists.

There is just too much crime and violence in this country – and not by Muslims.

Wake up Homeland Security. Clean up America of American terrorists.

 

 

The Other Side of Teaching

Evelyn Uddin-Khan

Xlibris, 424 pages, (paperback) $23.99, 9781499077940

(Reviewed: April 2015)

Not long ago, teachers commanded respect from students, parents and society in general. stick-boy-and-girlToday, though, they are often punching bags for those same groups, blamed for America’s failing education system.

Evelyn Uddin-Khan knows that system and says the fault lies not with the classroom educators, but with those who are pointing fingers.

schoolroomUddin-Khan, who has a doctoral degree in comparative and international education, spent more than 20 years teaching in New York’s public school system. For 18 years, she writes, she was a well-respected and dedicated professional. But then her job changed; she was “excessed” — education-speak for being reassigned. No longer needed as an ESL teacher, Uddin-Khan was made a substitute teacher. Her three years in that position is the basis for The Other Side of Teaching.

For most of her book, Uddin-Khan details the chaos that she suffered through daily. Violent, disobedient and indifferent students and unresponsive and disconnected parents were just part of the problem.mind Worse, in her view, were school administrators and politicians, whose decisions were most often motivated by expediency or greed. She claims that administrators ordered grades inflated and problem students promoted or graduated, all in an effort to bring up schools’ test scores.

No Child Left Behind legislation, she maintains, merely moves these poorly-educated students to the next level, making them somebody else’s problem.

booksTo her credit, Uddin-Khan does offer some specific remedies, from getting cops out of the classrooms to separating politics from education to investing money in schools.

Overall, this is a narrative that will certainly give readers a different view of education.

Also available in hardcover and ebook.

Yes, the Patriot Act expired on 6-1-15 to the delight of flagSenator Rand Paul, and to the dismay of the Republicans who created this spy network.

But who cares? Spying and surveillance will continue with more vigor and determination than ever before.

We are now a nation controlled by its government. Who dares to deny that? We spy on ourselves, our friends, our allies, and our enemies.

One must admire Rand Paul for his lone courageIMG_0491 and willingness to stand up to the Senate. However, one feels that before long the Patriot Act will return stronger and more detrimental to the public and the people of the US.

Let those who criticize Russian and Chinese government policies be reminded that our government is worse than they are. The Russians and Chinese do not have First, Second, Fifth, Fourteenth or any other rights, do not pretend otherwise, and Russian and Chinese people do not claim any such rights.

We the people in the US have these Rights, and many other rights and amendments on paper, but today, those rights are used for a good argument.

Every building – post office, bank, supermarket, store – we walk into, our presence, activities and transactions are recorded. At the airport, they X-ray us naked. Every phone P1020449call, e-mail, and purchase made is recorded by government surveillance. Well, what privacy are we the people of the United States talking about?

The only people who enjoy protection and privacy in this country are the police and other law enforcement criminals such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. They can kill black people, excuse the rich, entrap Muslims, and manufacture evidence to suit their crimes with impunity.

Yes, parts of the Patriot Act expired, but who cares? H13-22 NecrosisAre Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden now free and safe?

Senator Rand Paul, you have a long way to go to restore freedom and the rights of the people in this Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

If you can, I might even vote for YOU!

 

 

Time for reflection! hmuqlDBf

Two days ago the Supreme Court decided that women can wear hijab to sell clothes in A & F. One is not sure what kind of victory this is for women; after all covering one’s head is not covering one’s intelligence. Furthermore, any high school dropout could sell clothes or hamburgers at any store.

Some Muslim women wear hijab to cover their heads. Some Jewish women wear wigs to cover their heads. Christian Nuns cover their heads as part of their habits. Why this fuss over hijabs?women

Women are underpaid. For the same education, experience and position they make 25% less than men.

Girls and women are sold into prostitution and slavery. These are lucrative businesses. The fair skinned females are more likely to be sold into prostitution, while the dark skinned ones have a good chance of entering the slave trade. Either “profession” is a crime against women. Who does the selling?

Women are raped by men and the abused women are criminalized by society while the men laugh all the way to the next victim.

Women are unequal to men. That is indisputable. The question is: why? Was Eve inferior to Adam? IMG_0491What makes women less human than men? Women are just as good as men at any given profession. Men are physically stronger, women are psychologically stronger. So what makes men superior to women?

Perhaps no one can give a satisfactory answer to this question. However, one can give a good guess as to who is responsible.

For thousands of years men wrote laws that govern women’s lives. Men wrote those laws menin their favour which make them superior and women inferior. Men wrote religious and secular laws that gave them power over women and society. Men wrote biased and prejudiced laws and enforced them by physical strength.

Men are still writing the laws, but it is time to give women equal pay, stop selling them into prostitution and slavery, and stop treating them as unequal, second class citizens.

IMG_0620Oh! And forget the hijab, wigs, and habits. Women may cover their heads, but the majority of them have proven that they are more intelligent, more resilient, and more moral than men.

May the Supreme Court continue to be sensible.

 

 

Through out history, Christians have been the single most violent, Obraz 100most vicious, most corrupt people in the name of Christ. Jesus Christ must be very ashamed of and displeased with them.

In America, at the present time, when Christians commit crimes against Muslims (or Jews) they are defending First and Second Amendment Rights. They are not terrorists.

In Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night (5-29-15) holy Christians armed with guns and ammunition to kill, planned an attack on a mosque. After days of threats and words of war, they finally moved in on the mosque showing stupidity and with “intent” to kill. Crossman co2 air pistol

If they did not intend to kill why carry guns and WMD?

Prophet Mohammad (OWBP) has become the punching bag of holy and stupid Christian terrorists. Cartoons of this man – a descendant of Abraham, a cousin of Moses and Jesus – (Peace and Blessings on them all) are the norm to insult Islam and Muslims.

praying_on_bible_redIf Christians, really, truly believe in God, know their religion, read their Bible, and accept the Ten Commandments of God, then their words and actions would imitate those of their Prophet Jesus Christ.

How and why, in the name of God, would Jesus Christ want to save people who commit acts of terrorism from the fire of hell? Just because people call themselves Christians and pretend to believe means nothing. Christians have to believe and practice Christianity according to the Bible before God will grant them a place in heaven.

Christians worldwide, and especially those in America, who hide behind their Constitutional Rights need to rethink their present actions and analyze their history starting with the Crusades. They might learn that people who pretend to be Christians and commit holocausts, genocides, crusades and acts of terrorism are not Christians, but infidels.

One can not believe in God and his Prophet Jesus (PBOH) and commit these heinous crimes.church

For the Christians in Phoenix, Arizona who took up arms against innocent Muslims they have only shown their stupidity. They have exposed their evil hearts. They have shown how intolerant they are of people who are not white Christians.

Perhaps they are the real terrorists!

 

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