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Flagler College Forum: Obamacare at One

Flagler College Forum: Obamacare at One
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November 13, 2014St. AugustineLewis Auditorium at Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL 32084Local Phone: 904-819-6400

Healthcare panel members Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute and author of Caring for Our Parents; John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care; and Joseph Gordy, president and CEO of Flagler Hospital discuss the first year…Read more

Healthcare panel members Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute and author of Caring for Our Parents; John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care; and Joseph Gordy, president and CEO of Flagler Hospital discuss the first year of Obamacare.  Part of the Flagler College Forum on Government Policy series, the discussion begins at 7 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is free. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6400

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Event on 2014-09-15 19:00:00

Please join the Marquette University College Republicans as they host speaker Lt. Col. Allen West!

Allen West will be coming to Marquette University on Monday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. Students as well as the general public are welcome to attend this free event. West will be speaking on the topic of the economy in relation to jobs, small businesses, and workforce development. We have all heard that the economy is bad, the unemployment rate is high, and Obamacare has a negative impact on our futures; join us to find out what this really means!

Allen West has a long history of serving our country. After a 22 year military career and earning the title of Lieutenant Colonel, West went on to teach high school and was a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army. In November of 2010 West was elected to the United States Congress and served as the representative to Florida’s 22nd district. He is a Fox News contributor, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for media outlets such as PJ Media and the Washington Times.

This event should last an hour, so for a night out bring friends, family, and anyone who wants a better understanding on what the future holds!

Hope to see everyone there September 15th in Ballroom A of the Alumni Memorial Union located on Marquette’s campus!

(Event sponsored by: Young America's Foundation, MUSG, MUCRs)

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The New York Times Ignores the Facts In Tennessee

The New York Times Ignores the Facts In Tennessee
For weeks before Thursday's election, they bombarded Tennessee with ads depicting them as “soft on crime,” hostile to business interests and supporters of “the Obama agenda” and “Obamacare.” But this was all nonsense: In fact the judges never ruled on …
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BYRON YORK: Knowledge undercuts Obamacare support
Democrats have long believed Obamacare would become more popular once it was fully in place and Americans got a chance to see it up close. So why is Obamacare less popular now than a few months ago? Because it is fully in place and Americans have …
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Fact check: GOP Pryor ad headed for the hall of shame
Another gross distortion is the ad's claim that Pryor voted "to give members of Congress special benefits to purchase Obamacare." That's absurd. Pryor supported continuing the same employer payments for health insurance that members of Congress have …
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Americans Speak Out Against New FDA Regulations to Destroy Their Imported Medications

White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 announced the publication on its website of almost 2000 comments by Americans who import medication for personal use that explain why they import medications and why they are concerned with new proposed FDA regulations for destroying prescription drug orders. The comments, such as the three examples below, are representative of the serious fears Americans have about the new regulations forcing them to go without needed medications (

Morton Ross, Palm Harbor, FL 2014-04-03, “The Meds I take daily, are the difference between ‘Life and Death.’ I cannot afford the higher prices at local pharmacies.”

Darilyn Schlie, Fort Worth, TX 2014-04-03, “Without the ability to go outside the US, I will not be able to afford the medication I need.”

James Marshall, Nashville, TN 2014-04-03, “I have emphysema and could not afford my medications if not for being able to order some of them from outside the USA.”

Under Section 708 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), the FDA has new authority to destroy small packages of safe prescription drugs that are refused import. However, before implementing the new regulation the government must issue regulations – as a proposed rule – with a public comment period of 60 days. The regulations must allow consumers “appropriate due process” to “challenge the decision” of the FDA to destroy their imported prescription drugs. submitted public comments criticizing the proposed rule for not providing for appropriate due process and to offer recommendations for an improved final regulation. In the first paragraph of the public comments, Gabriel Levitt, vice president of, invoked the stories of real Americans who buy medication internationally:

“Prescription drug prices are often eight times more expensive in U.S. pharmacies than in foreign pharmacies [1]. About five million Americans import prescription drugs for personal use each year due to lower drug prices outside the U.S [2]. As part of a petition on launched in April of this year, almost 2000 self-identifying Americans left comments stating why they import prescription medication for their own use and their serious concerns about Section 708. The relevant FDA personnel should read them before drafting the final regulation to put Section 708 into effect.”

Mr. Levitt added: “The proposed rule neither provides appropriate due process as mandated by law, nor seeks to acknowledge the public health risks of seizing and destroying safe imported prescription drugs. Without proper and compassionate regulatory restraint, or even better, drug importation legal reform, Americans face serious potential adverse health effects if their medications are detained in the first place, not to mention refused import and destroyed because of Section 708.”

According to, a coalition of 80,000+ Americans, “Consumer and aging rights groups are expressing alarm that the rule will endanger the public health.” That group has launched a petition in the form of a letter to the new Secretary of Health and Human Services asking her to prevent regulations that could exacerbate obstacles to safe personal drug importation. was founded by Tod Cooperman, M.D. in 2002 to help consumers safely save money on medication by identifying the lowest drug prices from reputable online pharmacies. independently checks the credentials of online pharmacies and pharmacy discount cards, and provides free and easy online comparisons of drug prices. It has no ownership in or from pharmacies or drug companies.

Contact: Gabriel Levitt, Vice President, 718-387-4526 or gabriel.levitt(at)pharmacychecker(dot)com.

[1] See pharmacychecker. com/news/online_pharmacy_prescription_savings_obamacare_2013.asp [Last accessed 7/6/2014].

[2] Cohen RA, Kirzinger WK, Gindi RM, “Strategies used by adults to reduce their prescription drug costs,” NCHS data brief, no 119. April 2013. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2013. NCHS data shows that approximately 2% of the adult U.S. population imports prescription medication for personal use on an annual basis.

Report claiming US health care worse than abroad distorts facts but ObamaCare

Report claiming US health care worse than abroad distorts facts but ObamaCare
However, looking at the report's underlying methodology demonstrates the U.S. is, in fact, getting value for its money. What is the basis for the Commonwealth Fund conclusion that we get poorer health care even though we spend more? The report compared …
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Sebelius's claim that Obamacare has brought 'affordable coverage' to 22
The Fact Checker dug into the more recent reports and found that it was based on a single quarterly figure that was not sustained in later quarters. At best, one could claim perhaps a gain of 2 million, but several analysts have raised serious …
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Depsite Hobby Lobby Decision, Obamacare Is Helping More Women Get Access
Prescription contraceptives for women sit on the counter of a drug store on August 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Under new standards issued by the Obama administration, health insurers are required to cover all government-approved contraceptives …
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Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

A new report by (, a job board for medical sales representatives, revealed professionals in medical sales make $ 141,218 on average. The 2014 Salary Survey also found the gender pay gap still exists in the medical sales field, where men report earning $ 148,908 to women’s reported $ 120,879 income. The recently released survey also broke down salary by product classification, experience, age, company size, and other influential factors.

“The report sheds light on a significant gender pay gap in medical sales,” said Robyn Melhuish, Communications Manager at “The reasons for this disparity stem from many factors, but these numbers will hopefully add to the larger discussion surrounding the pay gap.”

Other notable findings from the 2014 Salary Survey included the following:

Men dominate the medical sales profession. Men made up 73 percent of respondents and made, on average, 19 percent more than female counterparts. Women only accounted for one in four professionals in health IT, and only 19 percent of those selling medical or surgical devices.

The Affordable Care Act didn’t hurt overall medical sales incomes. Despite concerns, the ACA (or “Obamacare”) didn’t hurt medical sales professionals’ bottom line. In fact, average salaries were up five percent from 2013.

Health IT and health software are on the rise. While biotech and biopharma had the highest incomes in 2013, times are changing. In 2014, health IT and health software prevailed, with an average income of $ 172,891.

It’s good to be a director, but sales jobs can sometimes pay more. While sales directors and sales VPs earn the highest average salaries, field reps accounted for 58 percent of those reporting salaries above $ 300,000.

Medical sales reps aren’t completely satisfied with their pay. While most medical sales professionals make six figures, only 20 percent of respondents reported being “very satisfied” with their income.

“We hope this data helps job seekers, professionals, and employers take a critical look at their goals and processes,” Melhuish said. “The medical sales profession is growing and changing every day, and it’s a great time for job seekers to make leap.”

This survey analyzed data collected from approximately 2,734 professionals currently working in medical sales. To access more information from this survey, click here.

About is owned and operated by Healthcare Staffing Technologies. As the leading job site in its niche, gives members access to the most sought after medical sales jobs and pharmaceutical sales jobs on the web. Members have access to approximately 9,000 jobs and can apply directly to the recruiters and hiring managers who post them. For more information on the No. 1 site for medical sales, marketing, and management careers, please visit

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The Dream Defenders (2013) … FSView’s top 5 news moments of 2013 (Dec. 11, 2013) …item 2.. Be The Change… Live The Dream In 2014 (Jan 09, 2014) …

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For nearly a month, the protestors occupied Gov. Scott’s office and surrounding area. Their goals: to bring an end to Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, the school-to-prison pipeline and institutionalized racism.

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… marsmet526 photo … WE SHALL … FDLE Pitches ‘Dream Defenders’ Rule (Sat 12:09 AM, Sep 21, 2013) — "Dream Defender rule" …

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… marsmet474 photo … American Flag … FSU — LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Sep. 8, 2013 7:42 PM) …item 2b.. James Brown – Living In America …item 4.. FDLE proposes new ‘Dream Defender law’ (Sep. 24, 2013) ……

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… marsmet472 photo … Race In America (July, 2013) …item 4a7.. Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton – Careless Love …item 5.. Harry Belafonte stands with Dream Defenders at Capitol — At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the “People’s Session” (Jul. 29, 2013) …

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… marsmet531 photo … Sputnik Monroe – Memphis, Tennessee … He Was in Negro Cafe (January, 1960) …item 2c.. Chris Rock – That Train Is Never Late (niggaz and jews are next) …

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… marsmet471 photo … RACISM FREE ZONE (Don Lemon) … ‘Let’s call it what it is’: Whoopi Goldberg agrees that news anchors should use the ‘n-word’ (10 April 2012) …item 3.. Do the Right Thing (1/10) Movie CLIP – Today’s Forecast (1989) HD ..

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…..item 1)…. FSView’s top 5 news moments of 2013 …

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Dream Defenders’ protest at the Florida State Capitol / FSView File Photo


Dec. 11, 2013 9:52 PM |

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FSU News…

— Boston Marathon Tragedy

Then-Managing Editor Eric Todoroff burst through the door, a panicked look on his face, interrupting our conference call. “There was just a terrorist attack on America,” he said, referring to the Boston Marathon Bombings.

I was just announced next year’s Editor-in-Chief and we were supposed to determine the rest of the staff for the new school year. It was the biggest break in my career; excitement was an understatement. Hearing the news fives minutes before our meeting, it didn’t seem important all the sudden. Nothing did.

The rest of the day was spent refreshing Twitter feeds and watching Internet streams of TV broadcasts. Nobody knew what was happening; nobody pretended otherwise. National tragedies have a weird way of uniting America. The bullshit we spew and the dumb posturing we do disappears, revealing the humans underneath it all—the acting stops.

Time stumbled the whole day, speeding and slowing randomly as fresh news bombarded us. Three or four of us remained in the FSView office the rest of the day, not really talking but not wanting to be alone either. We listened in silence to the police scanner as cops surrounded Dhokar Tsarnaev who had found refuge in the backyard. They caught him and for the first time all day, we exhaled.

I went home then, picking up some Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager along the way; it felt appropriate. I drank my beer, put on my Boston Red Sox hat and thought. America had more work to do. [ – Brendan Bures]

— Edward Snowden

While there may be many different opinions on what to call Edward Snowden one thing is for sure, he’ll go down in history as the face of one the most significant information leaks in U.S. history.

A former CIA employee and contractor for the National Security Agency, Snowden leaked some 200,000 classified documents to the press. The leak exposed many invasions of privacy of individuals through previously unknown government surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.

This is the dilemma that supposedly didn’t sit right with the previous government employee, questioning mass surveillance, government secrecy and information privacy. After leaking this information, Snowden became a fugitive in the United States on charges of espionage and theft of government property and was forced to flee the country if he hoped to remain free.

Residing in Hong Kong before boarding a privately chartered jet to Moscow provided by WikiLeaks. Currently, there are still debates in regard to Snowden being justified in releasing this information and questions of the NSA going too far in terms of invading the privacy of individuals. [ – Carleigh Walter]

— Government Shutdown

In October, the third longest government shutdown in U.S. history occurred, lasting 16 days and leaving the finances of millions of American citizens in question.

The reason for 800,000 federal employees being furloughed and 1.3 more working without knowing when they’d be compensated for it was due to the inability of the Republican-led House of Representatives and the Democrat-led Senate to enact legislation appropriating funds for the fiscal year of 2014.

A major deal breaker that led to these difficulties was the disagreements in regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. The House hoped to delay or defund the program in their proposed resolutions whereas the Senate amended the bills to where it would not affect the course of Obamacare, leading the House to reinstate the previously striped measures and pass it on to the senate again.

On Oct. 16 Congress successfully passed the legislation that would end the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, formally known as the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014. [ – Carleigh Walter]

— The Dream Defenders Protest

George Zimmerman’s acquittal was the verdict that launched a thousand protests.
In July, after a high-profile trial, the former neighborhood watch volunteer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Within less than two hours of the announcement, the Dream Defenders, a civil rights group consisting mainly of college students, organized a march from Tallahassee’s Donald L. Tucker Center to the steps of the old Florida Capitol.

For the Dream Defenders, this was only the beginning of a campaign that would gain national media attention and warrant a meeting between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the protestors. Days after the verdict was read in Zimmerman’s trial, the Dream Defenders launched a sit-in the Florida Capitol Building.

For nearly a month, the protestors occupied Gov. Scott’s office and surrounding area. Their goals: to bring an end to Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, the school-to-prison pipeline and institutionalized racism.

The sit-in ended in mid-August, and, despite a group of protestors meeting with Gov. Scott, the Dream Defenders’ left the Capitol without accomplishing what they had set out to accomplish.

Since then, the group has had a much more low-profile presence on Florida State University’s campus and in Tallahassee. But for a time, the Dream Defenders became the face of the discontent surrounding Martin’s death and Zimmerman’s acquittal. [ – K. Maxwell Greenwood]

— Nelson Mandela dies

Just as a tumultuous year for media was coming to an end, the world was met with the news of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s passing on Dec. 5 at the age of 95.

Together, people from around the world mourned the death of the anti-apartheid leader who, for decades, had served as a role model for tolerance, civil rights, peaceful resolutions and equality.

Mandela had a long history in social and political activism, addressing issues such as colonialism and apartheid and institutionalized racism in South Africa. During his life, the activist served over 27 years in prison before being elected as South Africa’s first black president in 1994. Mandela held the office until 1999.

Mandela’s health had been deteriorating long before his passing earlier this month. For months his health had been a topic of speculation for admirers, politicians and reporters. Despite the media storm surrounding Mandela’s final months, he died of a respiratory infection in his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. His death was announced by current South African President Jacob Zuma at a press conference that same day.

While Mandela may be gone, his life remains a legacy of passion and social change.
[ – K. Maxwell Greenwood]

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Posted: Thu 9:30 PM, Jan 09, 2014…

News Release: City of Tallahassee

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. committed his life to bringing about his dream of racial justice and equality. To commemorate Dr. King and all that he stood for, the City of Tallahassee will proudly host the 17th annual Day of Dialogue in Kleman Plaza on Monday, Jan. 20, from noon to 2 p.m.

“Dr. King was a remarkable man whose vision of a beloved community continues to be meaningful today,” Mayor John Marks said. “This event provides our citizens with the opportunity to share in his wisdom through dialogue about how better communications can make us stronger as individuals and a community.”

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The Day of Dialogue is held under the auspices of the Mayor’s Initiative on Race, Culture and Human Relations. It provides a forum to experience the diverse views and cultures of others.

Robbie Stokes Jr., founder of the social movement “I Talk to Strangers,” returns as this year’s guest speaker. Stokes will share his inspirational story about why he decided to challenge the theory of not talking to strangers and how he’s been able to make these strangers into lifelong friends and esteemed business contacts. His message focuses on how to bridge the gaps of prejudice, racism, sexism and indifference by bringing people together one new relationship at a time. This presentation is designed to engage and motivate participants on the power of communication and relationships.
Participants attending the Day of Dialogue will receive a voucher for free parking in Kleman Plaza. In the event of inclement weather, the Day of Dialogue will be held in the City Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of City Hall, 300 S. Adams St.

This year, the Day of Dialogue is part of the 2nd annual MLK “Dare to Dream” festival, which will be held the same day in Kleman Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this year’s festival is Be the Change…Live the Dream in 2014.

Presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Dare to Dream Association, the MLK “Dare to Dream” festival will feature live music, a variety of specialty item and food vendors, historical exhibits and a “MLK Birthday Bash” for kids, complete with bounce houses, games and face painting. Live music will be provided by five-time Grammy nominated musician and Tallahassee-native Ashanti Floyd, also known as the “Mad Violinist.”

The festival is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the festivities.

For more information about the festival, visit For more information about Stokes and the “I Talk to Strangers” movement, please visit

The Day of Dialogue is presented by the City of Tallahassee’s Equity and Workforce Development department (EWD). The mission of EWD is to help create a culturally and ethnically diverse community through a variety of programs that are focused on managing diversity and creating a climate that values the differences among individuals. For more information about programs offered by EWD, visit


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