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Today’s episode is a departure from our normal format. We were tempted to let the 20th anniversary of 9/11 pass given it will be oversaturated with remembrances and armchair punditry as well as the usual tragedy porn imagery. But the impact of 9/11 remains so widespread that it’s impossible to ignore. So, we wanted to add something honest, critical and ultimately hopeful to the mix. This episode contains none of our typical irreverence or profanity, nor do we traffic in speculation or conspiracy. Rather, this is a story of a consequential date in history told in three parts and beginning nearly 50 years ago.
Pew Research Center: Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
AARC Public Library Contents: Church Committee Reports
Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Jeremy Scahill: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa’s Gaslit Nation
Bill: SB 915 /Legislative Session: 87(R) Council Document: 87R 3775 BEE-F
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
Occupational Regulation–Health Occupations (I0540)
MEDICINE & PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (S7338)
NURSES & NURSE AIDES (S2704)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (S0081)
NURSING, TEXAS BOARD OF (V0776)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT BOARD, TEXAS (V0909)
I made a short blog post on my small business site: https://alerosa-enterprises.com/i-am-still-not-a-damn-doctor/ that speaks to my concerns.
Briefly, as your constituent and as a Physician Assistant that would be directly affected by this legislation, I hope that you will be an advocate for logic and fairness. This legislation puts NPs on equal footing with MDs and DOs despite the fact that they have not been educated or trained in the medical model and have fewer clinical hours than PAs. They have written themselves out from under the supervisory relationship with physicians and into independent practice, like in other states, with no logical reason why. NPs do not deserve carte blanche independent practice, nor do PAs deserve to be placed in shackles that bind both us and our SPs (Supervising Physicians).
I urge you to reject SB 915.
What in the world do Nurse Practitioners (the NP Lobby) think they are trying to do?? READ this BILL
NPs really did yank themselves under the “oppressive yolk” [sarcasm] of our (more highly trained and qualified) MDs and DOs and put themselves on EXACTLY EQUAL FOOTING with their boot on PA’s necks. Um,…HELL NO!
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHINGU.S. Capitol Violence
The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol building and committed various other alleged criminal violations, such as destruction of property, assaulting law enforcement personnel, targeting members of the media for assault, and other unlawful conduct, on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
We have deployed our full investigative resources and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in these criminal activities.
If you have witnessed unlawful violent action—or have any information about the cases below—we urge you to contact us.
You can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to verbally report tips and/or information related to this investigation, or submit at tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
If you have any information on the individuals pictured below, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Please reference the photo number, including the AFO or AOM if applicable, when calling or submitting information online.
Notes on filter categories:
- Assault on Federal Officer (AFO): Seeking information on individuals who assaulted federal law enforcement personnel
- Assault on Media (AOM): Seeking information on individuals who targeted members of the media for assault, threats, destruction of property, and other unlawful conduct